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$100,000 spent by the ACT on World Youth Day

By johnboy 14 July 2008 57

The ABC informs us that the ACT Government spent $100,000 entertaining young Catholics from around the world over the weekend.

Pilgrims who were billeted in the national capital were given free ACTION bus services, at a cost of $27,000. More than $40,000 was spent on a festival and mass at Exhibition Park on Saturday.

Money well spent?

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lux 6:34 pm 15 Jul 08

No doubt one of his minders will break out the papal cargo pants and blundstones.

And there has to be at least one instance during this trip where he’s photographed wearing a silly Akubra or something equally stereotypical.

Btw i heard that the red shoes are symbolic of the blood of the martyr… so to me, that says “MUAHahahahahah, i wade through the blood of your martyrs and leave it all over my shooooooooooes!!!!! Where’s your god now?!?!!!!!”

Maybe it’s just me who thinks like that.

bigfeet 5:53 pm 15 Jul 08
Absent Diane 4:38 pm 15 Jul 08

try them without milk. a lot less filling.

Thumper 4:30 pm 15 Jul 08

I like jews, but I can’t eat a whole one….

Absent Diane 4:12 pm 15 Jul 08

i guess being the elder religion they have first dibs!

Mr Evil 4:08 pm 15 Jul 08

I think that’s the Jews, AD. 😉

Absent Diane 4:02 pm 15 Jul 08

skin of the fore variety – or is that just the jews?

Mr Evil 3:58 pm 15 Jul 08

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Absent Diane said :

yes they are truly stunning shoes – they just go so well with that white.

I’ve heard they’re made out of the skin of small children. 🙂

Absent Diane 3:54 pm 15 Jul 08

yes they are truly stunning shoes – they just go so well with that white.

Jazz 3:53 pm 15 Jul 08

Absent Diane said :

Not sure why we tolerate people like that.

Because we like to pretend we live in a tolerant society would be my guess? It would be a bloody awful place to live if we weren’t tolerant people.

Mr Evil 3:50 pm 15 Jul 08

Absent Diane said :

well the pope has proved himself well and truly a fckwit in regards to his comments on breeding. Not sure why we tolerate people like that.

But he’s got such nice red shoes.

Absent Diane 3:38 pm 15 Jul 08

well the pope has proved himself well and truly a fckwit in regards to his comments on breeding. Not sure why we tolerate people like that.

justbands 3:23 pm 15 Jul 08

I’m sure it happens FredJ. My point was that Muslims don’t have a mortgage on committing awful acts….& that there’s equal justification to protest a new Catholic school as there is an Islamic one. I’ve known many fine Muslims & Catholics…although personally I think they’re all deluded.

FredJ 3:15 pm 15 Jul 08

justbands – you obviously haven’t heard of the Northern Afgan “tradition” of taking young boys and dressing them up as girls for fun…Anyway all organised religion attracts corrupt people/nutters who exploit it for their own purposes. Does that make the religion bad? Hmm, well actually I don’t believe in any of them, er, so I’ll stop defending them now…Personally I’d be happy to see protests against Catholic schools – corrupting our kiddies with their bizarre teachings!

justbands 2:24 pm 15 Jul 08

What a silly thing to say Ralph. Last time I checked Muslims weren’t raping little boys.

Ralph 2:13 pm 15 Jul 08

I’ve never heard of a protest and an entire suburb or town up in arms over a planned Catholic school, have you???

Last time I checked, Catholics weren’t flying planes into buildings, or strapping explosives onto handicapped people. Get off the grass, sunshine.

Now for the predictable leftists yammerings about the IRA…

lux 1:42 pm 15 Jul 08

Bigfeet: my friend saw the “World Youth Day Parking” signs near Epic too, and her comment was “that’s a bit of a walk to sydney, isn’t it?”

“Now remember, kids, we’re parked in CANBERRA. Damn, should have got here earlier, we could have got a park near Goulburn at least.”

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