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The Great Unhinging…now jumping the shark

One of the top headlines on this morning’s news was the “disturbing” image of some anti-Tony Abbott posters in Tanya Plibersek’s electoral office.  This being one of them in fact:

With atypical po-faced seriousness, they proclaimed this and the other poster as “homophobic”, “racist”, and “sexist”.  Not once did they mention that they are piss funny.

And not once did they seem to register how massively hypocritical this was, that the Opposition and their media enablers have been going nuts with character assassination on the ALP and yet some damn funny posters highlighting Abbott’s known foibles is cast as disgusting.

Quite frankly this is the jumping the shark moment for the ongoing media campaign against the Government.  Any normal person will realise that these posters are quite funny and directly relate to Abbott’s stated opinions.  This was obviously fed to the media by yet another LNP troll desperate to keep the negativity rolling after some positive (relatively) press for the ALP and highlights how seriously deranged they are becoming.

Never mind the facts that these posters have been floating around since before the 2010 election…they’re not exactly fresh news.  Even though the website with the poster generator was set up by the ALP (and is now offline) I recall it had a huge number of contributions, not exactly surprising considering the target rich environment Tony Abbot is.

It’s pretty sad when the Aussie tradition of lampooning public figures is cast as malicious and tut-tutted by some media figures that take themselves way to seriously and never miss a chance to sink the boot into the Government.


  1. June 1, 2012 at 9:17 AM

    Phoney Tony is always so ‘precious’ when his true nature is exposed. Couldn’t even speak up for himself. Had to have Fooliar Bishop speak up for him. Getting women to do his ‘dirty work’ perhaps?

  2. NormanK
    June 1, 2012 at 10:14 AM

    The irony of course is that instead of maybe a hundred people seeing this poster where it hangs, now tens of thousands of people will see it reproduced across the media and social networking sites.
    This wasn’t being precious on Abbott’s behalf. It was an act of desperation and very very stupid.
    Long may we laugh at him.

    • jane
      June 1, 2012 at 5:36 PM

      Only after she finished the ironing, I hope. Liealot wouldn’t countenance any slacking on the domestic front, although he does insist that the ironing board is hidden behind one of the adviser’s boxes. Wouldn’t do to clutter up the escape routes with booby traps.

  3. Catching up
    June 1, 2012 at 11:45 AM

    I believe Senator has better ones of the PM in her window. Hers definitely goes beyond satire.

    The Opposition will be safe if the remember the old fashion idea, that one treats others, as the wish to be treated themselves.

    Rocks thrown, are generally returned with force.

    As Mr. Abbott has found out, the victim rarely lays down and die. They fight back.with passion. Some actually gain strength when attacked. I have a feeling that is true for a certain redhead.

  4. Neil of Sydney
    June 1, 2012 at 12:16 PM

    Rocks thrown, are generally returned with force.”

    What rocks has Abbott thrown??? Labor MP’s and supporters are the experts in nastiness.

    And who is the person worried about boats?? Well it is Gillard when she was in Opposition.


    Oakes: But what about you? What about you? “Another boat on the way. Another policy failure.” Is that right?…………………………………………..Oakes: You see, that press statement is dated April 23, 2003, and it’s issued by then shadow minister Julia Gillard. So why is one boat arrival then a failure of government policy, but 30-plus arrivals this year is not a failure of government policy?

    When Howard was in power one measly little boat turned up and Gillard said it was a policy failure by the Howard government.

    She is against gay marriage as well.

    • jane
      June 1, 2012 at 5:37 PM

      We bloodnuts are like that, CU.

  5. Bacchus
    June 1, 2012 at 1:16 PM

    I don’t know MS – you mention “unhinged” and Neil shows up to prove your point 😛

    • June 1, 2012 at 3:24 PM

      It’s almost Pavlovian isn’t it? 🙂

  6. jane
    June 2, 2012 at 1:08 AM

    massive, what have you done to deserve Neil? Did you pat him one day and he followed you home?

    • June 4, 2012 at 9:03 AM

      I think he’s not getting the troll-respect at the Farnham Report that he used to get at the Gutter….too many like minds.

      • Min
        June 4, 2012 at 11:40 AM

        One could almost label it “group think”. 😉

        • June 4, 2012 at 4:31 PM

          Heaven forfend Min…how could that be? It’s a leftie phenomenon isn’t it?

        • Tom of Melbourne
          June 4, 2012 at 8:33 PM

          Interesting “trolling”

          • June 5, 2012 at 9:04 AM

            How so YoM? Grace us with your infinite wisdom…after all you do have years of experience in the subject on the rest of us…

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