Pope gets $100million party on our backs
Friday November 16th 2007, 6:03 am


For reasons known only the the autocrats on Sussex Street (including Catholic Premier Morris Iemma), the pope and his gang of faerie-tale believers are getting free use of Randwick racecourse for ‘World Youth Day’- which seems to last about 10 weeks for equally unknown reasons. The gathering will cost the people of NSW about $100 million, a significantly bigger chunk than the $30 million NSW Labor has just thrown at an additional 75 hospital beds.

Do you reckon if Tom Cruise and John Travolta showed up demanding free use of Olympic Stadium for a gathering of Scientologists that they’d get it gratis, out of the pockets of the people of Sydney? How about free accommodation for Fred Phelps’ ‘God Hates Fags‘ mob? Seems only fair.

The Catholics’ ban on condom use has damned untold millions to a lingering death from HIV. Their oppression of women through the church’s ban on the right to choose how to operate one’s reproductive bits is surely responsible for the deaths of similar numbers of women from botched ‘backyard’ abortions as well as keeps women in an eternal state of subservience. If those are not crimes against humanity, I don’t know what is.

I can only hope that ‘World Youth      Day     10 Weeks’ is a ruse to get the pope in country so he can be arrested and handed over to the ICC for trial in The Hague.


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Oh my Buddha!

Apparently the line from the government is that hosting this event will generate millions of dollars in revenue as these young people spend money in NSW.

I wonder if that will offset the mass exodus (Olympics style) that will occur as Sydney-siders, such as me, spend money in Melbourne as I get far, far away from the pope and his youthful catholics.

Eek, egads and all that.

Comment by suki 11.16.07 @ 6:21 am

Suki, perhaps we could get a bit more mileage out of those APEC fences… just to keep the bastards where we can see them.

Better yet… there’s a bit of space out in Woomera yet going begging. Why should you & I be the ones getting chased out of town? Chuck the popemongers out there.

Comment by weez 11.16.07 @ 6:24 am

Couldn’t agree more. Very disgraceful. I hope they all get Horse Flu.

Comment by Colin Campbell 11.17.07 @ 7:18 am

Apparently the Catholic Church were going to foot the bill, but they are a bit skint at the minute.

In July, the Roman Catholic Church in Los Angeles agreed a record $660m deal to settle 508 abuse cases, some going back to the 1940s.

Lawyers for the dioceses of San Diego and San Bernardino and the victims thrashed out the $US198.1 million-settlement after protracted negotiations at the city’s federal courthouse.

The deal, by far the largest settlement in the Church’s sexual abuse scandal, was reached yesterday, said Ray Boucher, a lawyer representing the lead plaintiff, and pushes the amount paid out in compensation for abuse since 1950 to more than $2 billion.

Comment by Kate Gibbons 11.18.07 @ 8:25 pm

AAAaaaannnnd not only does His Popeyness get Randwick for free for 10 weeks… he gets to drop in and violate our civil liberties, just for kicks.

Comment by weez 12.13.07 @ 4:37 am

If you can’t win it, spin it!

Comment by weez 12.14.07 @ 3:22 am

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