And we all thought, that with the Federal Parliament on six weeks holiday it would all quieten down and all the silliness would fade to the level of a bit of tinnitus! Surprise! Surprise! There was no demise! Idiocy, stupidity and all the lies continued apace!
We had the “Freedom Commissioner” Tim Wilson spending $77,763 in taxpayer funded expenses in his first year on the job. Still it’s in keeping with his $372,00 salary package I guess! And his stunning defence? “You’d rather I sit in my office all day?” Well, no Tim. But $14,562 on taxi fares does seem a bit extreme. Have you ever considered walking? It’s good exercise and you might actually get to see some of the people you’re supposed to represent.
We discovered that voters living in the electorates of the Abbott Government’s most prominent Ministers support the ABC so strongly they would be prepared to change the constitution to protect it from political interference. Hmmm? Maybe the kerfuffle about Q&A might be best faded into the background noise, eh Tony? And to make it worse the Q&A panellists had the gall to “roundly criticise” our Prime Winky Dill for having the crass to ban ministers from the ABC program. Rumour has it, that since the ban, Q&A has become more popular than ever! I’d be calling that an “own goal”!
Some party pooper told us that the Coalition’s Direct Action Fund was likely to fall somewhat short of the Government’s promissory note, and, like most of the voting public who think, would be exhausted within 18 months. So much for carbon reduction policy!
I could go on, but we’re bored now. So let’s get involved with more worldly issues. Like, for instance, that great piece of Greek brinkmanship which appears to have taken the Greeks over the edge into the austerity black hole.
Impressed we were with the WA backbenchers willingness to be briefed about AGW, but weren’t about to be lectured to by a bunch of smart-arse boffins. We think we have the solution!
Terrorism (THEY’RE COMING, FEAR, KILL, DEATH, OOOH, EEEK, JIHADI MURDERS BEHADINGS, OTHER NASTY STUFF) had a bit of a run through the week. The toads were cognisant of the political reality.
So we thought we’d put the fear of death into those smug little amphibians!!
It was also noted that a right royally regal visit was on the calendar and Australia was to be blessed with a visit from the heir apparent and his good lady. Oooooh! I am just so beside myself with regal religiosity!!
Our most favoured Senate loose cannon slammed a few shots across the bow when she heard about the Shenhua Mine on the Liverpool Plains and Barnaby Joyce’s outburst of ineffectual indigence! Even Rat was somewhat confused with the analogy?
And That Bloody Rat was moved to comment on Barnaby’s commentary on same-sex marriage especially when aligned with a bit of polyamoury!
And that led to this. My admiration goes to the anonymous character who thunked it up and kindly stuck it on Twitter. Says it all really!
Flags! Interesting things flags. You can have one, we do, tucked in the cupboard for that moment when I achieve greatness and can wrap it proudly around my body in a display of patriotic fervour. Others can have lots it appears! Not my work either dammit!
Based on those numbers we got the feeling that something may be afoot with the Coalition and large numbers of flags, and this came to mind.
And that led to thinking about Our Great Leader (note TWS) and that led to thinking about others thinking about Our Great Leader.
Our Erudite Rat felt that perhaps it was a childish view of the world that made some, not mentioning any names of course, to like lots of flags and acting in a militaristic manner.
And there you have it . . . . . . . .!
AFTERTHOUGHT: If you don’t punish politicians and their parties for lying to you, you are predetermining your treatment as a fool!
POSTSCRIPT: All characters appearing in this work are entirely, and amazingly, fictitious. Any resemblance to real persons, living, dead or in a zombie like state, is purely coincidental with an exceptionally high probability of being the construct of a deluded mind trying to grasp the true meaning of the political unreality of Australian politics! We can only gaze upon such greatness with wonderment!