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George Brandis (photo from abc.net.au)

George Brandis (photo from abc.net.au)

First watch this:


Ok, for those of you who thought that George Brandis bore a striking resemblance to Elmer Fudd, he did his best to establish that he, in fact, was Porky Pig, as one can see in the first twenty seconds of this interview.

The Brandis Explanation.

Unfortunately, he couldn’t remember the “That’s All Folks” line, so Eric Abetz is now in the running to be the person to say that immortal line!

Of course, I then had the epiphany. Al Capone managed to run rackets and it was only through income tax evasion that the FBI were able to get him.

Now, I’m not suggesting that the current front bench of the Abbott Government is as corrupt as Al Capone. They are – like Brutus* – all honourable men.

I’m just suggesting that – if any of you lefties who read the stuff on this site want to find a way to get them – (be careful, they’re tracking your metadata… whatever that is) – maybe they could be sued for copyright.

After all, compare Christopher Pyne to Daffy Duck.

One can’t help but also notice the coolness that Malcolm Turnbull has stolen from Bugs. So a clear example of a breach of copyright. We know how Malcolm feels about piracy. Given his principles, I can’t understand why he hasn’t stood down over the fact that Pyne’s persona is just a ripoff of Daffy Duck.

Mm, for those of you who want to play, match the following Looney Tunes Ministers with their Cartoon Counterpart.

Foghorn Leghorn




Yosemite Sam

Of course, the interesting thing was that the voices of all these Looney Tunes characters were done by the one person. Yep, all those voices were done by Mel Blanc. Whereas all the Liberal Ministers’ voices are done by Peta Credlin, with advice from Rupert Murdoch.

So who own Looney Tunes? Or is the current government just a franchise and the copyright thing not relevant because they’re all part of the same umbrella company?

Yeah, stick a fork in them and turn them over, they’re done.

Ah, yibbity yibbita, That’s all, Folks.


*Ok just in case the reference is lost.


“For Brutus is an honourable man;
So are they all, all honourable men–
Come I to speak in Caesar’s funeral.
He was my friend, faithful and just to me:
But Brutus says he was ambitious;
And Brutus is an honourable man.
He hath brought many captives home to Rome
Whose ransoms did the general coffers fill:
Did this in Caesar seem ambitious?
When that the poor have cried, Caesar hath wept:
Ambition should be made of sterner stuff:
Yet Brutus says he was ambitious;
And Brutus is an honourable man.
You all did see that on the Lupercal
I thrice presented him a kingly crown,
Which he did thrice refuse: was this ambition?
Yet Brutus says he was ambitious;
And, sure, he is an honourable man.
I speak not to disprove what Brutus spoke,
But here I am to speak what I do know.
You all did love him once, not without cause:
What cause withholds you then, to mourn for him?”



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  1. Anne Byam

    You really are naughty, Rossleigh … but I am in stitches. So enjoy your posts. Irreverant to the enth degree, they tickle most people’s fancies ( I would imagine ). The second link went to my own Gmail inbox ??? … wherein I found the latest of my inmail showing ” 25 Of The Cutest Parenting Moments In The Animal Kingdom ” …. maybe that’s relevant after all. ?

    ( I am having trouble posting this, as my tummy has gone into spasms !! from laughter ).

    But the message is clear. Or am I wrong ? A Government full of Brutuses ( or Brutus’s ) whatever. I can say, I will never again view Daffy Duck, quite the same way !! You have ruined Daffy Duck forever. LOL !! And I am not falling for your challenge …. naming the cartoon characters in this current Government. Ye Gods – someone might be listening – or reading. And we can’t have that, can we.

    As for meta-data ? What’s that ? Pfffft …. to it. ( although it IS used currently on one of the Governments’ websites ” Catalogue of XXX XXXX XXX XXXX metadata – ooops, did I say that ? ). Can’t reveal the source … my son is part of it, and I don’t want to bugga anything up for him. Sheesh … what a mess we are about to plunge into, or already have stuck our toes in ?? .

    Keep on writing Rossleigh …

    Cheers …. AB

  2. Rossleighbrisbame

    Ok, Foghorn Leghorn – Barnaby Joyce? Or Yosemite Sam?

  3. Kaye Lee

    Joe Hockey after the budget…Hello breakfast

    Public after the budget….That’th dethpicable!

  4. Dan Dark

    I agree with with Anne B, but keep being “naughty” Ross it is bloody funny
    But I can’t lol much tonight, I have an infected tooth, and shit it’s painful,I can’t laugh
    I can’t talk, I can’t eat, but I can read, sooo thankyou for the smile, cos that is the least painful at moment

    But on the upside I did get to tell doc how I felt about the AMAs lack of guts when it comes to gov and the co payment and a few other things, cos it won’t need to go back for another 5 years, that’s about my average visit, every 5 years, he even commented how often I don’t go to doc, he was suggesting all sorts of tests and smears, a visit to dentist to get broken tooth fixed, I said in your dreams doc, I can’t afford a dentist geez you guys start needing to live in the real world,I said just give me penicillin and painkillers and I won’t waste your precious time, as we know you are busy with everyone coming to doc 11 times a year, and cos I was in fair bit of pain, it was easy to tell him what I thought of the state of affairs in this country, and how weak you docs are and the AMA needs to grow a spine, wow I needed that rant ,,,,thanks 😉

  5. Kaye Makovec

    Lately my laughter turns to tears when I think about the results of their stupidity, but I continually hope that laughter really is the best medicine as I hate to see the ailments within Australia.
    We have never had it so good yet we have never had it so bad.

  6. John Fraser


    Alert ! ……. from the Office of the Prime Minister

    If any members happen to see a wheel lying around please contact the P.M.s Office.

    The Prime Ministers buggy has lost one ….. do not be alarmed !

    The horse is ok.

    The P.M. is now on his bike.

    Also whatever you hear from Senator Abetz please disregard it ….. he didn't say it.

    Keep your eyes open and have a good weekend

    Peta Credlin
    Prime Motivator

  7. DanDark

    John F, I read the last word wrong , I though it was Prime Mover, geee I need new glasses I think 🙂
    Thanks for the smile though, tomorrow I hope to be loling again….

  8. James Cook

    Every time I see Abbott I think of Voldemort from the Harry Pottr films. Anyone else?

  9. corvus boreus

    James C,
    I see more of smeagol, a.k.a. goll-um.

  10. corvus boreus

    To the Brutus reference,
    Graffiti for the forum; ‘Malcolm, are you sleeping?’.

  11. John Fraser


    Be alert .. not alarmed

    This time a wheel has fallen of Abbotts family buggy.


    A $60k reward is on offer for anyone who has designs.

    Latest news is that Abbotts purchase of JSF35 non fighter planes will be bringing some Amish buggy replacements for Abbotts gang to keep travelling in the most up to date transport they can imagine.

    Stay tuned for more technology news …… when the carrier pigeon arrives.

    Resurrecting Looney Tunes was a masterstroke ….. life in Australia …. you just couldn't imagine seeing it anywhere else but on a Saturday afternoon at the picture show.

  12. bobrafto

    Some more enlightened thoughts:

    If God wanted us to vote, he would have given us candidates. ~ Jay Leno

    The problem with political jokes is they get elected. ~ Henry Cate, VII (Abbottand his Con Men)

    We hang the petty thieves and appoint the great ones to public office. ~ Aesop (Abbott and his rorts)?

    If we got one-tenth of what was promised to us in these State of the Union speeches, there wouldn’t be any inducement to go to heaven. ~ Will Rogers

    Politicians are the same all over. They promise to build a bridge even where there is no river. ~ Nikita Khrushchev

    When I was a boy I was told that anybody could become President; I’m beginning to believe it. ~ Clarence Darrow (Abbott?)

    Why pay money to have your family tree traced; go into politics and your opponents will do it for you. ~ Author unknown

    Politicians are people who, when they see light at the end of the tunnel, go out and buy some more tunnel. ~ John Quinton (Abbott Govt)

    Politics is the gentle art of getting votes from the poor and campaign funds from the rich, by promising to protect each from the other. ~ Oscar Ameringer (Not this govt)

    I offer my opponents a bargain: if they will stop telling lies about us, I will stop telling the truth about them. ~ Adlai Stevenson, campaign speech, 1952

    A politician is a fellow who will lay down your life for his country. ~ Tex Guinan (Bush, Howard)

    I have come to the conclusion that politics is too serious a matter to be left to the politicians. ~ Charles de Gaulle

    Instead of giving a politician the keys to the city, it might be better to change the locks. ~ Doug Larson

    There ought to be one day — just one — when there is open season on politicians. ~ Will Rogers

  13. Anne Byam

    Oh puleeeze …. stop it you lot. I again have spams in my tummy – from laughter – and it hurts.

    That aside, have to make comment on Dan Darks commentary. Thanks first for the agreement to my post, Dan.

    BUT .. I have visited a doctor – a new lot in a new clinic very near where I live ( which is more than handy ) … who is soooo against the Government, it was almost painful listening to him. I happened to mention the $7 “co-payment” addition … and he went off like a packet of crackers. It would be easier to explain what he DIDN’T say. He absolutely vented. …. which kind of surprised me at the time.

    He has his reasons, as do we all. But boy, did he let fly. So, it is perhaps not all Doctors who are in favour of this ridiculous ‘tax’ … because that IS what it is. Not that your Doctor necessarily, was for or against. You rightly told him what you thought, and apart from suggesting multiple tests for you, I’d love to know what he really thought about it all. You probably didn’t get into it – maybe next time. He / she might have had a slight anal retentive problem.

    [ I am NOT having a go at you Dan ].

    Just showing the other side …. there ARE doctors out there who are wholly against this idiotic resolve by this Government. After all, if people STOP gong to doctors because of these measures, and lie in their beds awaiting the inevitable … how bloody awful is that – for the patient, AND the doctors.

    Enuf said. …..

  14. DanDark

    Anne B, lol that dosnt sound like your normal politically correct doctor you visited,
    but as I was reading your comment, I had visions of you running for your life, out the door and up the street away from the maniac doc lol
    I wasn’t having a go at him as such, more at the AMA and how toothless they are when they choose to be,
    Actually the doc I saw other day probably thought I was a maniac, he asked me if I smoked, I said yea, he said how many a day, I said does it really matter I am sort of at the end of my life and we all have to die of something,
    so then he wanted to weigh me, I said why I wouldn’t say I am over or under weight I sit around the 60 kg mark, I was 60 kg,
    he then wanted to measure my height as I was walking back to seat, I said why I am not going to grow any more past my 5 feet 1 inch now, sheesh what is this the Spanish inquisition, he replied I want to make sure you are healthy, if my height will tell him that lol

    I then said all I came for was a script for penicillin and some pain killers stronger than panadol, he suggested some blood tests because my cholesterol was a bit high five years ago after flicking through my very thin file, I said, I am right, I am alive, I havnt died of a heart attack yet, big Pharma can keep their statins thanks, he suggested one of those horrible smear tests, I said no thanks I am right all good, been there and done that for years, and i am still on the land of the living I should be okay now I am at the sort of end of my life as I said before, unless I live to 100 but I doubt that.
    The poor bastard couldn’t win a trick lol he did try to give me a packet of free painkillers, I said no that’s okay the gov cannot afford free handouts now, the age of entitlement is over according to Smokin Joe, well in the end I took the bloody pkt to make the doc feel better lol…
    I got home took one, rang the surgery a couple of hours later and said to receptionist, can I have a script for painkillers, tell him his freebies don’t work. so I had to go back in pain and pick script up and go to the chemist again so he made my day more difficult in the end,
    but then again I do not have a lot of faith in doctors these days, long gone are the days of the family doc who did house visits in the rain, dark, cold, now we have career doctors like career politicians, have never lived in the real world mostly 🙂
    Anne the doctor was foreign and was clearly not up to speed on what’s going on as far as what this gov are doing,
    which was not at all encouraging for my confidence in the AMA.

  15. The AIM Network

    All pollies should be reading your posts, Rossleigh. 😉

  16. Carol Taylor

    Rossleigh and,

    Mm, for those of you who want to play, match the following Looney Tunes Ministers with their Cartoon Counterpart.

    Clearly Bill did want to play, wish he’d play more often. 😀

  17. Anne Byam

    Not wishing to throw cold water on the lighter side of things here, but it would appear that Blusterin’ Joe is now in ‘threat’ mode again. If we don’t behave ourselves ( ?? ) he might have to take to the ‘austerity’ measures that’ve been meted out in Queensland. ” So there y’all – shove that in ya pipes and smoke it “. Am quivering in me boots. Still and all, he might try it. !! Nothing would surprise me with this mob.

    Have had a thought … there’s a place in Pakistan – actually it IS where Osama Bin Laden was bumped off. It’s called Abbottabad. I kid you not. Don’t believe me ? – look it up !! Perhaps when the LNP leaves en masse ( one can dream ) … they might all like to go make promises to one another in that delightful place, no doubt named before our illustrious leader took to his high chair.

    I’ll leave it with you …………

  18. Dan Dark

    Anne B “Abbottabad” after Tone’s and co get there they can then change it tooooo Abbottabadie, cos you know as Tone’s told us you have “goodies and badies” just like when he played cops and robbers when he was 5, and nothing has changed he is still the badie the robber who steals and lies for a living..

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