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

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

try them without milk. a lot less filling.

Thumper Thumper 4:30 pm 15 Jul 08

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

Absent Diane Absent Diane 4:12 pm 15 Jul 08

i guess being the elder religion they have first dibs!

Mr Evil Mr Evil 4:08 pm 15 Jul 08

I think that’s the Jews, AD. 😉

Absent Diane Absent Diane 4:02 pm 15 Jul 08

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

Mr Evil 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 Absent Diane 3:54 pm 15 Jul 08

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

Jazz 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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.”

Mr Evil Mr Evil 1:32 pm 15 Jul 08

blueberry said :

Gah, there were about 50 American world youth day kids staying at the YHA in last night. I tried to approach the situation acceptingly but, they were so god damnd annoying.

We went to see Even at the Transit bar which is located under the YHA and has a nice outside area out the front of it. There are signs up every where asking people in the outside area to be quite and make sure they have a seat if they are drinking due to liquor licensing and due to complaints about noise from the YHA and a near by hotel. Everyone else who frequents the bar seems to get it and does a good job of having fun while being quite. I guess they really don’t want it to be shut down due to noise complaints like Toast.

But these guys were so obnoxious, they were really really loud all of them were drinking standing around on the path and not sitting down when they were asked by the bar staff and they were smoking spliffs out the front of the bar. Now I don’t really care if they want to do that sort of thing but heck they could have at least been discrete about it, if they were caught the bar would have been I heaps of trouble. They wouldn’t even take it else where when the bar guys asked nicely.

The real kicker was that they were doing all this while wearing there uniforms. Talk about representing your faith.

That’s the great thing about being Catholic: smoking, drinking and being obnoxious are all completely acceptable!

And as a bonus, the current leader is an ex-NAZI! 🙂

AngryHenry AngryHenry 12:51 pm 15 Jul 08

blueberry said :

Gah, there were about 50 American world youth day kids staying at the YHA in last night. I tried to approach the situation acceptingly but, they were so god damnd annoying.

We went to see Even at the Transit bar which is located under the YHA and has a nice outside area out the front of it. There are signs up every where asking people in the outside area to be quite and make sure they have a seat if they are drinking due to liquor licensing and due to complaints about noise from the YHA and a near by hotel. Everyone else who frequents the bar seems to get it and does a good job of having fun while being quite. I guess they really don’t want it to be shut down due to noise complaints like Toast.

But these guys were so obnoxious, they were really really loud all of them were drinking standing around on the path and not sitting down when they were asked by the bar staff and they were smoking spliffs out the front of the bar. Now I don’t really care if they want to do that sort of thing but heck they could have at least been discrete about it, if they were caught the bar would have been I heaps of trouble. They wouldn’t even take it else where when the bar guys asked nicely.

The real kicker was that they were doing all this while wearing there uniforms. Talk about representing your faith.

Hey I think I must have been in the wrong denomination! If that’s how much fun these guys have sign me up!!!

Pandy Pandy 8:27 am 15 Jul 08

Yawn

Would the complaint have been made if it had been an indegenous pow wow?

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