Said the Abbott to the Bishop. Take 3.

AbbottSaid the Abbott to the Bishop. Take 3.

With the anger and frustration of the MSM ignoring the real issues for the sake of producing what according to Clive Palmer are, at the best, suspect polls.

And the declarations by MSM commentators, that the election is now a foregone conclusion, and simply a rubber stamp for the totally unscrutinised LNP, I thought it was time once more, for a bit of light relief.

So with that in mind I have written another in my series of “Said the Abbott” poems   😀   .

So without further adjure:

Said the Abbott to the Bishop. Take 3


Said the Abbott to the Bishop

We must keep our heads down low

We’ve lied and obfuscated

Now there’s just one week to go

We’ve held back on our costing’s

Cos we think that’s really smart

And I wont appear on Q and A

To avoid the odd brain fart


I got through the debating

With a minimum of hits

Though the fact that Rudd won’t shut up

Is really giving me the shits

He keeps demanding costing’s

And he just won’t let it go

Cos he knows we can’t release them

Cos our big black hole will show


And you really did outdo yourself

At the launch of our campaign

And I thought you showed great sex appeal

Though some, thought you… insane

Strutting all your K Rudd stuff

Like a sexy comedy loner

As you told your jokes and patted you arse

You gave me quite a boner


Said the Abbott to Snot Morrisscum

We must look clean and squeaky

Even though, just like the boats we’ll buy

Our policy is leaky

So keep talking about the numbers and

Encouraging boats to come

But be careful to disguise the truth

Or it’ll bite us on the bum


Said the Abbott to the Turuball

About a win, I’m felling pumped

But if you don’t get with the program

Like many promises you’ll get dumped

If you keep on dropping bits of truth

Throughout our litany of lies

I’ll have to take you out the back

And give you two black eyes


So just support our fraudband

And keep your own thoughts to yourself

Or your political career will end up

Languishing upon the shelf

And we must maintain the focus

On our infrastructure plan

For our 20th century roadways

Cos I’m a 20th century man.


Said the Abbott to Clive Palmer

Leaving us, you think was funny

But you really should have stuck with us

Cos we really love your money

And revealing your time bribing pollster

For us, could cause some panic

And could sink our chances at the polls

Just like the old Titanic


So please mate, come back to the fold

And we’ll promise to play nicely

And for your support, your policies

We’ll implement precisely

But if you won’t re-join the fold

Stop speaking out of school

Or the people might just realise

That I ‘m just Murdoch’s tool


Said Clive Palmer to the Abbott

I cannot support your lies

So with your nasty LNP

I’ve severed all my ties

Your morals and your scruples

Are in truth completely missing

And your win, you’ll nail to Murdoch’s mast

Who’s arse you’ll still be kissing


Said the Abbott to the Sloppy Joe

Your numbers are all dodgy

But they match up with our policies

Which are also fairly bodgie

So we really must maintain the rage

With righteous indignation

Cos to tell the truth will kill the dream

To gain my rightful station.


So dodge and weave, and cut and run

And keep the truth from view

Cos uncle Rupert’s got our backs

And he’ll lie to get us through

He’ll rig the polls and print the spin

And make us look like winners

While his banners scream out loud and clear

To the people… “Come in… spinners!”



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60 Responses to Said the Abbott to the Bishop. Take 3.

  1. Fed up says:

    Keep up the good work


  2. melaine says:

    You are definitely firing on all cylinders today Truthie! Fabulous, one of your best.


    • Truth Seeker says:

      Mel, thanks for that 😀 and sorry that it took me so long to reply, but we had to go in to Golden beach to have tea with the family 😀 and have not long got back 😉

      Cheers 😀


  3. Fed up says:

    Why has Abbott changed, when it comes to the economy?

    “…..Let’s start with the ALP’s “Tony’s got horrible hidden spending cuts” attack. This was based on Labor’s belief that Tony Abbott was serious in his contention that there was a “budget emergency” that required a rapid return to budget surplus and that he had savings measures ready, but locked away from the scrutiny of the voters.

    Given the fury of his “debt ‘n deficit” rhetoric of the past three years, that may have seemed a reasonable assumption. But even as the ALP ratcheted up the attack, Abbott himself was abandoning the whole budget emergency idea and telling us he couldn’t really say when he would deliver a surplus, and that, in effect, his fiscal policy wasn’t all that different from Labor’s. There may yet be some hidden cuts, but they seem unlikely to be sufficiently scary to turn his political lights out, as Labor’s advertising creators were hoping…”


  4. Fed up says:

    Some of Abbott’s cuts. The ones he has let us know about. One can only wonder what he has in reserve. These hit low income earners.

    “………………Nonetheless Labor persisted, and in doing so virtually ignored the real cuts the Coalition had laid out – the abolition of the schoolkids bonus ($4.6bn worth of payments to families), the $1.6bn hit on shareholders and self-funded retirees from the Coalition’s decision to not count its 1.5% levy as a tax for tax credit purposes, the $3.7bn that won’t be paid to low-income earners’ superannuation accounts, the $1bn which over the next four years was to be paid in twice-annual supplements to those on unemployment benefits, and the money to be saved by cutting 12,000 public servants……….”


  5. richo says:

    Great stuff scary times ahead.


  6. Gregory T says:

    I love a good truth spinner. It’s a shame that the god botherer’s, don’t follow their own, when
    John said,
    “then you will know the truth, and The truth will set you free”.. John 8:32
    Instead we get Abbott saying
    “The statements that need to be taken absolutely as gospel truth are those carefully prepared scripted remarks.” 7:30 Report.
    Does anyone, have a copy of the gospel according to Murabbott? I’ve seen the brochure, but have yet to come across the actual Libible. Please if you do have a copy, release it before Abbogeddon is upon us.


    • Truth Seeker says:

      Gregory, thanks for your comment 😀 and the Bible references 😎

      Sorry it took me a while to reply, but we had to go out this arvo, and not long got back 😦

      Yes, I don’t think that the gospel according to Abbott will be a best seller 😯

      Cheers ;grin:


  7. brckbob says:

    Another funny brilliant poem and I really liked the Clive Palmer part but I don’t think its fair to compare old Adolf to Abbott. Keep up the excellent work.


    • Truth Seeker says:

      brckbob, thanks for that 😀

      I’m glad you enjoyed Clives part 😆 he had to make a showing 😀

      The question is unfair to Abbott, or Adolf? 😆

      Cheers 😀


  8. Gregory T says:

    Brckbob .. Surely, it’s fair to compare the personal views, of where truth sits in the world view of both men, especially since one man was a leader of a country and the other, aspires to be. History describes the horror that accompanied the first, when the people were lied to. Now tell me truthfully, are you willing to subjugate the citizens of Australia to the whims of a man that holds the same ideals regarding the truth. It might seem like a long bow, but when it comes to the truth, it’s the only thing that we can put faith in.


    • joy cooper says:

      Think brckbob had tongue firmly planted in cheek, GregoryT. 🙂

      Another top poem, Truthie. Well done. 🙂 We need a bit of a laugh in these very depressing times. 😦


      • Gregory T says:

        joy..I’m sure your right and I apologise to brckbob. The problem these days, is that the complacency shown by the Labor party toward the LNP’s constant diatribe and lies,, leaves me livid when anything appears to be leaning in that direction. I love humour in politics, it can be a great equalizer, but I worry about who will have the last laugh, especially when my families future is at stake.


        • joy cooper says:

          Fully understand, Gregory T. I, too, am terrified about the future of this country & its people if the thug, Tony Abbott & his sleazy waste-of-space shadow ministry should, unfortunately,win government. 😯 It petrifies me so much my sense of humour is having some trouble coming to the fore although Truthie does help with his great works. 🙂

          Bundysmum, these people should be charged with treason, sedition & conspiracy. That they could so cheerfully, without any conscience, undermine an elected, legitimate government is beyond me.


          • Truth Seeker says:

            Gregory and Joy, I too share your fears for the future of this great nation, our families and also for our democracy at the hands of Abbott and Murdoch 😦

            Let’s hope he doesn’t win, and do all we can to work towards that 😀

            Cheers 😀


      • Truth Seeker says:

        Joy, thanks for that 😀 and that’s exactly why I wrote it, that it might be a bit of light relief 😆 in the midst of all the crap 😯

        I greatly appreciate all your support 😎

        Cheers 😀


  9. brckbob says:

    For God sake Gregory T, lighten up a bit , it was just my attempt at Satire, no one seems to have a sense of humour any more, don’t take everything so seriously.


  10. bundysmum says:

    Please folks, no squabbling amongst ourselves when we are all singing from the same sheet.

    Brilliant Truthy, you have a knack for belling the cat and in this particular instance I love the way that you have used humour to expose the devious way that these charlatans are behaving.They are a bunch of sneaky liars beholden to the msm who are refusing to expose their disgracefull lies and subterfuge but are actually aiding and abetting this huge fraud being perpetrated on the Australian people.

    When the shit hits the fan, and it will if these despicable liars are elected, you will be one of the people who can hold their head high in the knowledge that you did your best to warn us.


    • Truth Seeker says:

      bundysmum, thanks for your comment 😎 and kind words 😳 I really appreciate your support 😀

      I think that all here can hold there heads up high regardless of the outcome, as we all gave it our best in an attempt to let the rest know, 😎

      Sadly there are none so blind as those that WILL NOT see! 😦

      But as I’ve said before, it ain’t over till the fat lady (Gina) sings 😀

      Cheers 😀


  11. cornlegend says:

    Hey Truthy.
    Sounds like you’ve had a big day too.
    Managed to rally the troops a bit today.
    Some were a little slow on the intricacies of scrutineers. so it was a long session.
    Ended up having a BBQ when we finished.
    Thought I might have to run a couple of stragglers of the joint, not long departed.
    Was interesting though.
    18, different age groups, different expectations.
    One interesting issue, almost unanimously raised as a concern, is what Fed Up, earlier mentioned.
    Failure to ramp it up over public service cuts, and more specifically, cutting the schoolkids bonus.
    Time Labor started pointing out the obvious.


    • Truth Seeker says:

      cornie, yes mate, but all personal stuff 😀

      Mate that’s why you are a legend 😎 I’m sure you had them all fired up and raring to take on Abbott and his LNP cronies. 😀 Sounds like fun 😉

      Mate as I said in my last post (I think), the lesson tearnt from Newman’s cuts is that for every 1 public servants job lost, there is up to 4 others that are affected in the private sector, in related, service industries. 😯

      let’s hope this last week is the power play 😀

      Cheers 😀


  12. Kate Rose says:

    Kennett was heading for a landslide win in Victoria. I (nearly) fell out with friends over it as I maintained that there were many Victorians that would not vote him back in to power and it would be a very close call. I was right and Steve Bracks became our Premier with the help of two MPs from the country.
    For years Kennett was a pariah. Never offered any Directorships of any significance – everything he tried to do failed (buying a radio station, running a golf tournament, President of a football club, etc) He has come into his own in these Abbott times and is commentating and writing for the Herald Sun. Still the same old Jeff saying the same old things but he is still a joke to many.
    I feel the same atmosphere this time. People feel powerless because they can’t do much other than wait to vote. Some of my friends are writing (reasonable) letters and texts to the Herald Sun and The Australian that do not get published. The ones that are published are downright nasty and incorrect. Don’t let the facts get in the way of a good story ….
    Work colleagues, and others I talk to, are very uncomfortable with the blatant media bias and the personal vitriol. There is a element of the ‘aussie fair go’ starting to build. I hope it reaches a crescendo by next Saturday.
    Then we can laugh at Rupert and sit back and watch his world slowly disintegrate. LIke a lot of very wealthy men, they keep their wealth, but lose respect and power. Once the power has gone, their raison d’etre goes with it.


    • Truth Seeker says:

      Kate Rose, thanks so much for your comment 😎

      Yes, I’m with you, I think that the polls are there to become self fulfilling prophesies, and in the real world there are many that are saying NO to the rubbish that’s being peddled as news. 😯

      We must and will prevail 😀

      Cheers 😀


    • joy cooper says:

      VERY well said Kate Rose. Do so hope you are correct in this case as the alternative is just too awful to think about.

      I cannot believe just how many voters have lost their ability to know when they are being manipulated & conned by vested interests such as the equally vile Murdoch, Rinehart, IPA & their minions, the Coalition parties, or even care that this is happening. Hopefully, I am being overly pessimistic & many more people still have the ability to use their commonsense. Unfortunately, the numbers of, seemingly sensible, people who mindlessly quote shock jocks’ poison, as if it is the wisdom of the ages, make me wonder at what we have become. Makes my stomach churn.

      PS Did anyone else see the video of the Young Liberals who attended a pre-polling somewhere, pretending they represented the Greens & were handing out how-to-vote cards preferencing the Liberals? Turns out what they were doing, while being devious & misleading, wasn’t actually illegal!!! 😯 Their supreme sense of entitlement was astounding & to think they aim to be our political “masters” of the future.


  13. 2gravel says:

    Truth Seeker

    Another great one to put in your book, you are going to put them all together and ebook them, I hope.


    • Truth Seeker says:

      Gravel, thanks for that 😀

      I haven’t really thought about an ebook for my poems, but it’s not a bad idea 😎 so I might have to think about it… once the election is over, and I have some time to think about other things 😯

      Cheers 😀


  14. 2gravel says:

    Truth Seeker

    Good, and yes after the election, regardless of the result, it will be a genuine reflection of all that has happened since you started ‘pomeing’.


  15. cornlegend says:

    joy cooper
    I’m 90% sure, if anyone wanted to push the issue of the Libs and their how to votes, that it is illegal.
    All campaign material must carry the party endorsement.
    A few years ago, how to votes for Labor, on a local government election had to be withdrawn because a batch came through without the endorsement.
    Unless this lot deemed so above it, they did have a Liberal endorsement even though it was deceiving.

    Click to access 2013-eb-electoral-advertising.pdf

    Happy Fathers Day Truthy, and all the other dads.


    • Truth Seeker says:

      cornie, thanks mate 😀 and right back at you and all our fine truth seeker dads 😀

      Have a great day 😀

      We are going over to Maroochydore later this morning to see my dad 😀 a double bunger, as it’s his birthday next week too 😀

      Cheers 😀


    • joy cooper says:

      Apparently, Cornie, in this case, an AEC official was spoken to on camera & although he said this was dirty it was legal & he couldn’t do anything about it. There was, at the bottom, in small print naturally, something about it being authorised by the Liberals.

      Unsurprisingly, this happened in Howard’s old seat of Bennelong. The cockiness & arrogance of the perpetrators of this incident was mindboggling. Wonder how John Alexander, the current member, will spin it?


  16. cornlegend says:

    In a formal complaint to the Australian Electoral Commission, Mr Danby said the Green how-to-vote cards for his seat of Melbourne Ports – handed out by young women in green T-shirts and caps – misled voters.

    The complaint claims the Liberal strategy breached the Electoral Act, which outlaws material “that is likely to mislead or deceive an elector” in relation to casting a vote”.


  17. cornlegend says:

    I have a meeting in the morning with a Labor strategist.
    I am going to see about lodging a formal complaint under the Electoral act clause
    ” Liberal strategy breached the Electoral Act, which outlaws material “that is likely to mislead or deceive an elector” in relation to casting a vote”.
    Maybe this Electoral officer wasn’t up to speed.
    Worth stirring the pot anyhow 😀


    • joy cooper says:

      Certainly is Cornie. Here is the link to the video if you need it. Hope it works. 🙂


      • joy cooper says:

        Just found out, Cornie, that this video was from the 2010 election at Bennelong which John Alexander won from Maxine McKew, so it is probably too late to do anything. Did think it was current but it does give an indication of the things they will get up to. It is a character flaw common among the Libs.

        These young guys are probably Lib staffers or lawyers now. 😯


  18. Fed up says:

    Where are the public rallies. Where is contact with people.


  19. kate ahearne says:

    Wonderful, as always, Truthie. Well, things are hotting up, and even the Morgan Poll is gloomy, to say the least, for Labor’s prospects. But let’s not forget that a week is a long time in politics. John Howard turned an election campaign around in the last couple of days with the ‘Children Overboard’ whopper. I’m not suggesting that Labor should resort to dirty dealings – far from it, but extraordinary things can happen. Best wishes for Election Week to all.


  20. cornlegend says:

    joy cooper
    They just keep doing it.
    the Michael Danby one was
    “The Young Lib, the green T-shirt and the how-to-vote card

    By Misha Schubert
    November 3, 2004


    • joy cooper says:

      Cornie, it just goes to show the Young Libs definitely have no imagination, learning skills, intelligence or forward thinking with their repetition of the same old con jobs. Still they seem to get away with it.

      Why don’t people wake up to the Liberals’ inherent nastiness?


      • Truth Seeker says:

        Joy, I think that’s why they have Tones as leader, they couldn’t find an imagination in the entire party 😯

        Cheers 😀


        • joy cooper says:

          That would be spot on, Truthie. It does seem to be a trait of the conservatives. They haven’t an innovative bone in their entire bodies. This probably why they are inveterate liars to cover up their inadequacies.

          😆 Boy am I being snarky. Still they deserve it. 🙂


  21. cornlegend says:

    joy cooper

    “Boy am I being snarky”
    Keep it up, I love it when you give it to em .


  22. Fed up says:

    “…………Nationals turn on Joe Hockey as war breaks out within Coalition
    Senator Fiona Nash joins Nationals leader, Warren Truss, in attack on shadow treasurer amid row over adverts in WA pre………..

    ………..Nash said: “It just shows how disconnected Joe Hockey is from regional Australia and shows even more how important the National party is.

    “If that seriously is what Joe Hockey thinks about the National party then there needs to be some very strong discussions taking place. The comment was beyond the pale.”

    The row marks a dangerous rift between the National party and its Coalition partners, particularly Hockey, who, if he becomes treasurer, will have sole responsibility to decide on the fate of the sale of agribusiness GrainCorp to US multinational Archer Daniels Midland – a move which the Nationals fiercely oppose.

    On Saturday, Truss expressed his “disgust” at the “blatantly dishonest advertisement” run by WA Liberals in the West Australian to claim “exclus

    When does one quit playing goodies versus baddies?


  23. johnlord2013 says:

    Very clever with rhyme you are.


  24. cornlegend says:

    A good dose of Truthseeker rhyme is just what is needed after a bloody long day 😀
    Been all over the Southern Highlands today.
    Got a call to work on pre polls, they were getting large numbers.
    Time to eat.
    didn’t get a chance all day, and right now I could eat the arse end of a maggoty horse.


    • Truth Seeker says:

      cornie, mate it’s been an expletive filled day at this end, with every waste of space from the right of politics telling every lie in their warchest, 😯

      They couldn’t be any more scum, if they floated on a stagnant pond. 😦

      It’s a hard job to keep your spirits up when all the commentators on TV tell us constantly how it’s all over, quoting newspoll as the election oracle, when in reality they are the suppository of wisdom and prophesy. 😀

      Enjoy your dinner mate, you deserve a good hearty meal after your day 😀

      Cheers 😀


  25. diannaart says:


    I understand why you support Labor, but please vote below the line for the senate – Labor is preferencing the LNP in some regions.

    “Despite the urgings of federal Liberal leader Tony Abbott for Nationals candidate and former Victorian Farmers Federation president Andrew Broad to contest this seat as the lone Coalition representative, the Victorian Liberals have nominated Chris Crewther. Labor has promised to direct preferences to the Liberal candidate, allegedly as part of a deal to secure Liberal preferences for Labor in Melbourne.”


    • Truth Seeker says:

      Diannaart, thanks for your comment 😎

      I will certainly look to where the preferences go up here in QLD, and I will never preference the LNP anything but last. 😀 , as they are by far and away the biggest threat to this country’s future that we have ever seen 😯 , and need to be soundly defeated. 😀

      Cheers 😀


      • diannaart says:

        We have more in common than not. I appreciate your reply.
        Hoping there will be a public huge backlash to the polls, I find them hard to believe.


        • Truth Seeker says:

          Diannaart, yes we do 😀

          I too am hoping that the polls are proven to be nothing but wishful thinking 😯 and that Murdoch has the grand realisation that he is only powerful in his own demented mind 😀

          Cheers 😀


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