It only felt that long

johnboy 6 December 2007 19

Just thought you all might enjoy what greeted us on the front page of the online CT today:

All fixed now though.

And who’d have thought 12 years as Prime Minister would attract a decent pension! Oh the scandal!

(Surely something more interesting happened in Canberra yesterday?)

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19 Responses to It only felt that long
leahcim leahcim 7:47 pm 13 Dec 07

All these people bitching about the lack of news … and what does “news website” RA come up with? Sweet FA.

Mr Evil Mr Evil 9:59 am 07 Dec 07


i think the subject your comment highlights, deserves its own thread.”

Sepi doesn’t like airports: they make noise that keeps her/him awake. 🙂

Hasdrubahl Hasdrubahl 6:51 am 07 Dec 07

Well, it did feel like 1112 years…

Adza Adza 1:10 am 07 Dec 07

It’s actually appeared on the CT internet site many times during the election campaign, where they talked about Howard’s time in office.

Their spelling and grammar is shocking on the site, as well as the layout of the content.

I don’t know what school student they have updating the site, but I think they need a new one.

boomacat boomacat 5:36 pm 06 Dec 07

It certainly did feel that long.

And worth a giggle, I think Johnboy was going for the “what the” silly fun factor people, must be time for a christmas holiday for us all!

flyingblind flyingblind 4:33 pm 06 Dec 07


i think the subject your comment highlights, deserves its own thread.

johnboy johnboy 4:02 pm 06 Dec 07

insert humour modules gentlemen.

It isn’t about payback it’s just about the funny.

sepi sepi 3:32 pm 06 Dec 07

THere is news.
The airport has apparently bought a new plot of land next to their current block, and can develop at will.

how does that work?

I understand that airports are not under local govt control, but surely that is only the airport as it exists within its current boundaries. If they can just keep buying up more and more land, and then once they own it it becomes part of the airport, and loses all planning restrictions, then there really is no end to their little empire.

josh josh 3:11 pm 06 Dec 07


Thumper Thumper 1:55 pm 06 Dec 07

I just posted a few stories.

regularbrowse regularbrowse 1:45 pm 06 Dec 07

You know its a quiet day when the media runs a story about … the festive season road toll, the winner of the Syd/Hobart yacht race, petrol prices going up for the holidays, what to do with your old christmas cards or the Queens/Pope’s Christmas message. Hold on. In about two weeks we’ll get all of those “news” stories!

Thumper Thumper 1:36 pm 06 Dec 07

There seems to be a serious lack of news at present….

Holden Caulfield Holden Caulfield 1:20 pm 06 Dec 07

Haha, is this a who can be more outraged at something that doesn’t warrant outrage competition?

Thumper Thumper 1:09 pm 06 Dec 07

Nah guys,

Samey same with Hawke, Keating, fraser, even Whitlam. don’t have to like them but surely you have to respect the fact that they were voted in by the Australian public.

Even Mr Rudd…


Skidbladnir Skidbladnir 1:00 pm 06 Dec 07

Re original post: You were wrong, johnboy.
The CT making fixable typos isn’t unexpected these days, let alone worth bandwidth on RiotAct.

I’ll occasionally report a major flaw in ABC Online articles to the ABC Online Editor, but I don’t go telling the whole world.

Or are you just hosing off the veneer of respect RA was building up, jb?

pierce pierce 12:46 pm 06 Dec 07

Good lord there is some preciousness that happens around this place when someone dares besmirch the good name of the RA. First Margo Kingston and now the CT – talk about being able to dish it out but not take it.

I’d just been enjoying the disappearance of this type of pettiness – it’s a typo ffs.

sepi sepi 12:40 pm 06 Dec 07

That’s a bit American military isn’t it?

Thumper Thumper 11:57 am 06 Dec 07

What is it with the CT?

They just can’t let the Howard issue go…

FFS people, respect the position even if you don’t respect the man.

Holden Caulfield Holden Caulfield 11:46 am 06 Dec 07

I think the point is more that had he held his seat of Bennelong *sniggers* that he would have then retired on a backbencher’s salary, which would have then affected his retirememt package. So, even when we get rid of him he still bites us. Haha!

Otherwise, yeah, slow news day…

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