Posted on: Thursday, Jun 21, 2012
Whew, what a week! I think all is close to ready for the launch of Cane & Able on Sunday July 1. Hope so, because July 2 will see me pretty much full-time blogging for Rydges hotels (their new site goes live Friday, June 29).
And today, well, it is down to Brisbane to shop for a wheelchair (no, condition hasn’t deteriorated that much – it will just give more freedom for shopping malls, museums and art galleries etc), then a family lunch coz James flies in from Sydney at 12:30pm and then I’m off to Vanuatu with a school group of 26 from Toowoomba Grammar. The itinerary here if you are interested. The photo is a spider at Ekasup Cultural Village… we get to play with him and his mates on Monday… Oh! And did the stress test to see how the ticker is functioning a year on since the heart attack and it was fine.
So, what grabbed my attention in the news today…?
I found out what a capuchin is and will use it in a sentence shortly but first… the graphic right grabbed my attention – Qantas CEO Alan Joyce has been in Canberra looking for the government to stop Etihad buying more of Virgin Australia, which he says could mean the end of our great national carrier. I disagree, I think the trouble Qantas has stems from putting an overpaid, underachieving incompetent leprechaun in the top job.
I could hear former PM Paul Keating using “overpaid, underachieving incompetent leprechaun” to describe Alan Joyce. Last night at the Eureka Report Congress in Melbourne he said this about German Chancellor, Angela Merkel – “intellectually limited and she is taking the whole world down”. He went on to say that Julia Gillard’s government “just don’t have a convincing and persuasive narrative”. And as for Tony Abbott? “If the public takes him they will get a large kick in the bum and they will deserve it…” because he is “dumb” and an “obstructionist capuchin.” Can you see a similarity?
Happy birthday for tomorrow, Barb!