Well Parliament has shut up shop for the holiday period and deep sighs of relief can be heard all round. Now Orstralia can regain a sense of reality and get on with enjoying the benefits of an economy that has gone from A FISCAL EMERGENCY to one of a BRIGHT NEW FUTURE without anything happening. Well we did have a change of Prime Minister but that’s all that happened. Really!! So, in covering the last week in politics what Graphically Manipulatable delights presented themselves?
All us “oldies” were told that we were far too conservative and in being so costing our Government heaps in “oldy handouts to the undeserving”. We should, we are told, be more adventurous and “leverage” our assets, like the houses we own, so that we can “live it up” and “not be a burden on the Government you bunch of old grasping farts!” And who was telling us all this? Why a bunch of “really nice people” just itching to get their slice of the pie called “old bugger assets which we can’t get our hand’s on – the bastards!” And, from that, came this!
Our “farmer’s friend” Barnaby demonstrated that, he too, had the requisite skills to ensure that he maximised the benefits of the Pollie Benefits Scheme, and at the same time introduced us to the concept of time travel in the real world.
Our Uhuh Rat was impressed that our Environment Minister Greg Hunt demonstrated his belief in humanity and equity by demanding of the Australian populace that they give the poorest a chance to make their own decisions in deciding their energy future. I suspect that where their next meal is coming from is rather more of a priority, Greg!
The Toads were a bit disappointed that ex-PM Tony Rabbott’s “wishful thinking” failed to become an “actuality”. But then again, that’s karma I guess.
And they were most impressed that Warren (why do I always type Warrant and have to correct it?) Truss demonstrated that he was au fait with the concept of Machievallian.
That Bloody Rat was mightily impressed with Ian Macfarlane’s machinations in an attempt to resolve the dilemma that he had been dumped from the ministry. For no particular reason “a legend in his own mind” became a catchy little phrase in the circumstance.
Rat also felt that Yani Varoufakis’ view of economic matters may have been one of the reasons why Greece continues to maintain its place at the top of the “World’s Economic Basket Case” list. It’s the collapse of those bloody animal spirits!
The Bloody Rat also wondered when the RWNJ’s of the Lieberal Party would either; form a breakaway political party in their own right, or, go gunning for a return of The Rabbott to the Prime Ministership! Whatever the outcome Rat felt that Andrew Nikolic would be just the person to be Minister for Racial Purity!
And we all took great delight in Mal Brough’s exposition of Heisenberg’s “Uncertainty Principle”. Mind you, we’re still somewhat uncertain that Mal has fully explained the theory to our satisfaction.
And last, but by no means least, our Rattus Eruditis consulted his books of quotations and came up with this little doozy. Apportion it where it fits!
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!