Graphical Manipulations #145: TPP’s, Compassion, Polls, Climate, Costs And The Usual Menagerie!


In an attempt to calm the anger, and to assuage the angst Deknarf sought refuge in a bit of Zennish literature in the search for calmness and karma. Though largely unsuccessful, note to self “get off Twitter for a day or two”, and with the Zennish erudition leaving this reader somewhat confusedly bemused we settled on the following little story as nice piece of deep thought!

“Two Zen monks, Tanzan and Ekido, were travelling together down a muddy road. A heavy rain was falling. Coming around a bend, they met a lovely girl in a silk kimono and sash, unable to cross the intersection.

“Come on, girl,” said Tanzan at once. Lifting her in his arms, he carried her over the mud.

Ekido did not speak again until that night when they reached a lodging temple. Then he could no longer restrain himself. “We monks don’t go near females,” he told Tanzan, “especially not young and lovely ones. It is dangerous. Why did you do that?”

“I left the girl there,” said Tanzan. “Are you still carrying her?” (Taken from “Zen Flesh, Zen Bones” by Paul Reps)”.

This was the week in which we discovered that careful independent analysis of significant agreements was not something of high priority.

TPP Uhuh Rat

And that the term “compassionate conservatism” needed some clarification, since it appears to be a contradiction in terms. More detail Scotty?

Compassionate Coverservatism Morrison

We found that the polls, despite the Prime Winky Dill’s efforts to the contrary, were trending down Liberally, and trending up – not to Labor the point!

Panicky Rattus Politicus

It seems that even the motherland Torys of our Prime Thingy are confused with his interpretation of the term Anthropogenic Global Warming and how policies of inaction might cure some garbage believed by some 99% of scientists who know about such things.

Climate Abbott Monkeys

And, of course, that Bloody Rat, a long term distruster of those he describes as being “as flash as a Rat with a gold tooth”, couldn’t help but comment on Mr Eleventy’s discomforting pyrrhic victory.

Hockey Karma Rat

Rat also thought that the Federal Opposition were being just a bit to precious when expressing their “serious concerns” about BronnieGate. I suspect their “serious concern” might be a tad more related to the limitation of largesse by irate taxpayers.

Rort Worry Rat

And, sorry, but despite all intentions to the contrary we were unable to let “Choppergate” go without one more GM contribution. We promise, politically speaking, that there will be no more of these during the lifetime of the current parliament!

Bronny Choppers

There was some embarrassment that our Prime Winky Dill had problems with the number of points on the Commonwealth star on our flag. Perhaps he’s caught the same disease as Joe, except that it gives him problems with Seventy’s.

Six Star Rabbott

Our Erudite Rat, as is his wont, thoughtfully provided some insight into politicians and truth. Those two words that seem to contain some mutual exclusivity these days.

Eruditis Rat Truth

And finally, a new book has just come on the market. Strong sales are expected over the period to September 2016.

Abbott Trough Book

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!

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About deknarf

Australian born and bred who has spent most of his working life in R&D and IP management with earlier forays in the newspaper industry and martial arts. Fortunate enough to be living in one of the best countries in the World, even though I might get grumpy with it from time to time.
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2 Responses to Graphical Manipulations #145: TPP’s, Compassion, Polls, Climate, Costs And The Usual Menagerie!

  1. Paul Repps; Haven’t read that one in years D. Great parable, I use it on the odd occasion me-self. 🙂 🙂 Btw, please rush me my advance copy of “A Place at the Trough” in a plain brown wrapper like those magazines (the ones that men like), so the neighbours won’t twig. Ta.

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    • deknarf says:

      Sad to say, the only one I actually got my head around in the book! I suspect my id may be in conflict with my ego! 🙂 PS: Your copy, suitably camouflaged in a box of 400 Australian flags, will be dispatched today! ;-))

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