Tony Abbott (our illustrious Fuckwit-in-Chief) has a problem. One could call it an addiction. He seems to find comfort in the Australian flag. The bigger the problem, the more heat he is feeling, the more flags appear. This story is much better explained in pictures.
On the 15-16th of December 2014, there was a siege in Martin Place, Sydney. Tony Abbott was quick to jump on it and call it a terrorist attack, but quickly started to back pedal when agencies ‘corrected’ him. Three other hostages and a police officer were injured by police gunfire during the raid. The inquest after the siege ended found “No shot fired by Mr Monis, other than the one that struck and killed Mr Johnson, struck anyone.” Whoops. Tony had to calm the nation – so that meant going on TV with the Australian flags for comfort.
On the 23rd Feb 2015, Tony was still on his terrorist war path. The headlines were bold, and the quotes even bolder. “Prime minister plans to name antiterrorism czar as part of crackdown on ‘hate preachers’” We then see Tony Abbott again addressing the nation at an Australian Federal Police media room. We know this is serious shit. SIX flags serious.
We forward a little more to recent times, and Tony has continued to put his foot in it. He’s exposed confidential documents while having a brainwave and holding a press conference while meeting with ASIO chiefs to combat terrorism at home. The cover up was swift – of course the documents were suddenly classified as ‘not confidential’. The diversion tactics went into overtime. Tony starts attacking the media regarding Q&A saying “Heads need to roll” (I covered this previously).
In all this frenzy – Tony is feeling the pressure. He wants to ram through laws in Parliament to cover what is seen as exposure in practices that may end up being overturned and ministers being spanked by the High Court – and rising talk of an early election.
Tony has to address the nation. This shit is serious.
Of course, with the internet being, well, the internet – people picked up on this.
Ahhh Tony, you might be a crappy Prime Minister, but at least you give us something to laugh at.