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Flying in the face of furry yoghurt ? [Apr. 15th, 2008|08:13 am]
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From the article Flying in the face of furry yoghurt (Sydney Morning Herald)

Annabel Crabb
April 15, 2008

WHO takes the workaholic award this week - Kevin Rudd or Cate Blanchett?


What does the ordinary person do, upon arriving home from a demanding three-week work trip? Call in sick for a few days. Watch telly. Nervously avoid the reeking, yet-to-be-unpacked suitcase and the fridge full of furry yoghurt.

Not our PM, who had barely shimmied out of his in-flight pyjamas on Sunday before he was addressing a group of Australian youth and announcing the nation's first female Governor-General. Yesterday, he nipped to Sydney to harvest ideas from the Jewish community. They are unable to attend this weekend's summit due to a pre-existing commitment, Passover, which, in their defence, had been in the diary for about 3000 years.

And today, Mr Rudd will proceed to Penrith for community cabinet and its now-customary speed-dating side event, where ministers and members of the public enjoy 10-minute interludes full of bracing policy debate, at the end of which they are at liberty to exchange phone numbers.

Bob asks: Is the exchange of phone numbers still permitted ? It hasn't been prohibited yet ?

Bob's advice to Kevin: ignore the comments by Mr. Beazley (from the article above)

"Last week, Kim Beazley remarked that Mr Rudd would have to slow down a bit, as it would be impossible for him to sustain the blistering pace he has set his staff and himself. And it is fair to say that if it had been Prime Minister Kim Beazley behaving like this, we would already have had a crack team round at the Lodge with a tranquilliser dart gun by now, under the assumption he had gone rogue."

- he's an old has been who couldn't stand the pace (!)

From the article Future food for thought - Penrith City Star

15 April 2008 - 5:27PM (hey it's only 7:53 am here in Werrington !)

Future food for thought
By Anita Maglicic

They also talked of being proud to live in Penrith but blamed daily and major media outlets for poor stereotyping. They liked Penrith as a peaceful and scenic place to live and despised the Daily Telegraph image of teenage pregnancies, binge drinking, violence, drug use and bad English.

Here here ! As a place to live it isn't bad at all. I won't take my bicycle. It'll be dark after the Penrith Community Cabinet draws to a conclusion.