23 May 2006

Fat yanks crush Canberra concrete

| Ari
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Perhaps it’s all the cheeseburgers that yanks eat, but President Bush’s jumbo was so much heavier than normal that it squashed Canberra Airport’s pansy piece of pavement causing permanent damage.

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Interns with nasty stains on their dresses?

Don’t forget the Oreo cookies!

And twinkies!

… stuffed with burgers and cheese-whip in cans.

This happened last time AF1 flew out of Canberra when Clinton visited several years ago. Damn big yank planes…

I disagree that the feds should have been fixing it anyway, Mr Snow should have been using some of his monopoly profits to fix his own damn runway.

As Bluto would say: “Food fight!”

Thumper, amen to that (eat less, exercise more). It’s amazing in its simplicity, and the fact that unlike other fad diets it actually, you know, works.

Anyways, I just saw that bit o’ chubby Australian data today, was reminded of Ari’s snark and felt the need to throw my own snark on the pile!

The smart-arsed comment at the end of the article that “Canberra airport is the only airport in Australia to receive federal funding for runway strengthening” was the bit that pissed me off. This work at Canberra should have been done years ago: thank God Bush came and ‘ruined’ the runway, so we might finally get a decent airport.

How much federal money was pumped into Sydney and Melbourne before they were privatised? I don’t think Sydney paid for their new runway in the early-90s……mmmmm, must have been federal government money, eh?!


Absent Diane3:43 pm 23 May 06

it will probably be jeb bush by the time its finished…

This is the reason for all teh new works at the airport. George B’s gigantor entourage used up Canberra’s ‘heavy flight’ allowance for the next few decades. So at first it seemed he could never come back… but now they are doing the upgrades he probably can.

and our inadequate airport for a national capital.

Why he flies into Canberra is slightly odd though, mascot isn’t that much further from Canberra than many internationl airports from the cities they serve.

Another excuse for the Sydney media to have a go at Canberra?

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