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  • 1
    Holden Back
    Posted Monday, 25 June 2012 at 1:42 pm | Permalink

    Mmm. Why is it the most heartless statements on this come from people who like to claim the label of ‘Christian’?

  • 2
    moi aussie
    Posted Monday, 25 June 2012 at 1:55 pm | Permalink

    D D de la Luna MM,
    As always,
    Thank you for cutting
    to the chase,
    Neatly slicing
    through the hypocrisy
    that surrounds us.
    yours faithfully,
    moi aussie

  • 3
    Omar Khayyam
    Posted Monday, 25 June 2012 at 2:03 pm | Permalink

    Well done Mr Onthemoon

  • 4
    drmick
    Posted Monday, 25 June 2012 at 2:05 pm | Permalink

    Humanity firdo.
    They have removed it from banking and all business. Greed, selfishness and nimby IAFU is actively taught at skool, home and the office; some families don’t care about each other let alone caring about the plight of anyone else.
    And, thanks to Grienernomics, professional carers in NSW hospitals are again discouraged from actually doing what they are there for, looking after sick people. If hospitals cant get young healthy fit people who can pay in their beds, they wont have anybody; least of all those bluddy old frail weak and infirm sickly looking people and pesky sick kids who have no money at all.

  • 5
    Mike Jones
    Posted Monday, 25 June 2012 at 2:11 pm | Permalink

    Ah, but would it were Lake Bearly Gryphon.

  • 6
    archibald
    Posted Monday, 25 June 2012 at 2:34 pm | Permalink

    I hadn’t realised how easily a life preserver could become a millstone around one’s neck. Don’t let this get around FD - the market for floaties could be slashed.

  • 7
    Mike Smith
    Posted Monday, 25 June 2012 at 2:38 pm | Permalink

    Parable of the Australian, I’m afraid to say.

  • 8
    Posted Monday, 25 June 2012 at 2:43 pm | Permalink

    You are a national treasure, FD.

  • 9
    Sandshoe
    Posted Monday, 25 June 2012 at 2:44 pm | Permalink

    Sweet irony! I am at an internet kiosk at a backpackers on the Cairns Esplanade and can hear children playing behind me at the plyaground over road. I’m not responsible for them. Me, me, me, I forgot to take a note of which backpackers I finally decided to book into and bought fifteen minutes to look for a reminder online. Unsure and sleep deprived. Seeking assistance at the Caravella. Life imitates art.

  • 10
    Andrew L
    Posted Monday, 25 June 2012 at 3:29 pm | Permalink

    Evil goes thingy while good(ish) people wring their hands and do sfa

  • 11
    paddy
    Posted Monday, 25 June 2012 at 3:30 pm | Permalink

    Desperately sad stuff, beautifully done FD.
    Kudos.

  • 12
    puddleduck
    Posted Monday, 25 June 2012 at 3:43 pm | Permalink

    Shoudl we contribute to having two of these laminated and sent to PM Gillard and Mr Abbott?

  • 13
    michael crook
    Posted Monday, 25 June 2012 at 3:50 pm | Permalink

    excellent

  • 14
    zut alors
    Posted Monday, 25 June 2012 at 3:54 pm | Permalink

    But what about those caring, touching speeches delivered in sombre tones by the PM and opposition leader at the beginning of Question Time today - surely you can’t be suggesting they mean bug ger all…

  • 15
    Sandshoe
    Posted Monday, 25 June 2012 at 3:56 pm | Permalink

    It is such an excellent toon. Bit of a lifesaver not to put too fine a point on it. Found the backpackers where I booked at. Thanks Firsty for the companionship.

  • 16
    Plonkoclock
    Posted Monday, 25 June 2012 at 3:58 pm | Permalink

    Still there ‘Shoe?

  • 17
    ernmalleyscat
    Posted Monday, 25 June 2012 at 4:05 pm | Permalink

    Sad.
    And even sadder that some have taken it even further and claimed that we are the ones who need saving from them, and then looked straight into a camera and laughed as he said it’s not his problem.
    Gloop.

  • 18
    shitesherlock
    Posted Monday, 25 June 2012 at 4:33 pm | Permalink

    This cartoon made me want to cry and rail at SOMETHING. ANYTHING. Then I realise, it is useless. No one is listening. It is exactly how this is. :-(

  • 19
    fredex
    Posted Monday, 25 June 2012 at 4:50 pm | Permalink

    Brilliant. Political satire at its best.

  • 20
    Andybob
    Posted Monday, 25 June 2012 at 5:35 pm | Permalink

    Right on EMC, (bet its been a while since someone said Right on to you….).

    But at least FD’s protaganist dawg starts off with good intentions - Let me help you. What really makes my destestometer max out is when people who’s only intention is to make a demagogic debating point start talking about the “pull factors” and using tragedy to insist that “sterner measures” are called for. Pull factors indeed.

  • 21
    Posted Monday, 25 June 2012 at 6:00 pm | Permalink

    Sensational yet sad; marvellous yet morose. And when you get right down to it the words which spring to mind are crocodile tears, hypocrisy and humbuggerery to the nth degree.

    The ‘toon is almost too good.

  • 22
    paul of albury
    Posted Monday, 25 June 2012 at 6:02 pm | Permalink

    Thanks FD, good to see some humanity left at Crikey

  • 23
    Adele
    Posted Monday, 25 June 2012 at 6:36 pm | Permalink

    heartfelt thank you, Mr Othermoon. These days, I am reminded of this quote by Mr Burns [erase] Immigration Minister Philipp Ruddock from 2002, ‘…I, I mean, I have compassion for everyone, but I can’t help everyone. Compassion is felt according to a hierarchy of need.’

  • 24
    First Mog on the Doona
    Posted Monday, 25 June 2012 at 11:02 pm | Permalink

    just proves that political footballs don’t float.

  • 25
    Holden Back
    Posted Tuesday, 26 June 2012 at 10:15 am | Permalink

    Chronic compassion fatigue syndrome: the Australian disease?

  • 26
    Tyler T
    Posted Tuesday, 26 June 2012 at 10:46 am | Permalink

    Great comic, it’s all so sad. Apparently wilfully inflicting mental harm on some of the most vulnerable people imaginable sends a ‘strong signal’ to people smugglers.

  • 27
    Mike Smith
    Posted Tuesday, 26 June 2012 at 12:34 pm | Permalink

    The strong signal being collect the money in advance. :( Like they were not already doing this.

  • 28
    John64
    Posted Wednesday, 27 June 2012 at 5:48 pm | Permalink

    It’s funny because it’s true.

    There really is only so much one person can do after all.

  • 29
    shepherdmarilyn
    Posted Sunday, 1 July 2012 at 6:34 pm | Permalink

    And all the tears and lies last week when it was the Australian authorities who let people drown in the first place.

    Kind of “”we let them drown” so we must punish everyone else and our worthless media, including Bernard, believe the lies of compromise.

    The Oakeshott plan was even more evil than the others but the media were too frigging lazy to actually read it.

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