Posts Tagged ‘Canberra’

Koala bear survives hit and run, STD

July 16, 2008

(Kim Kardashian loves koalas…not that it has anything to do with Ely’s..umm…infection)

This is a bizarre story when you consider he survived being hit by a car. And then you read what else he’s being treated for besides his injuries from the car. Ely’s a straight playa!

CANBERRA (Reuters) – A koala that cheated death after being hit by a car at 100 kmh (about 60 mph) and dragged with his head jammed through the vehicle grill for 12 kms (about 7 miles) is being dubbed Australia’s luckiest marsupial.

The eight-year-old male koala, named “Ely ‘Lucky’ Grills” by rescuers, was struck by an unwitting motorist north of Brisbane and found only when the car stopped after being flagged down by another vehicle.

“To have him survive and virtually unscathed is quite miraculous,” Australian Wildlife Hospital spokewoman Carolyn Beaton told Reuters Tuesday.

“Lucky” hung on during his ordeal with one arm and his trapped head, and was freed with household scissors used like a fireman’s “jaws-of-life” to cut around the car’s mesh grill with the horrified owner’s permission, Beaton said.

“Whilst Lucky was in shock, he quickly recovered and was nearly better after a couple of hours rest and a feed,” she said.

Lucky will stay at the hospital, set up by the late television wildlife and crocodile crusader Steve Irwin, for 45 days to recover from his experience and receive treatment for a chlamydial infection.

Now that I think about it, I do recall reading that Pamela Anderson just returned from a trip to Australia as well…..<ponders>

Australian poltician ordered to anger counseling after telling pregnant rival her baby might be a demon. “Dat bitch be trippin’……I never touched her”–Satan

June 11, 2008

In Australia, they order the politician with an anger problem to counseling. In the U.S., we just make sure she doesn’t get her party’s nomination. Different strokes for different folks, I suppose…..

Source

CANBERRA (Reuters) – An Australian politician who told a pregnant rival that her baby could be born a demon was ordered to seek anger counseling on Wednesday after a string of allegations about her caustic behavior.

Prime Minister Kevin Rudd interrupted his official visit to Japan to rebuke the junior member of his centre-left government, Belinda Neal, ordering her to improve her behavior and warning that her future in politics was not guaranteed.

His intervention came after a string of media reports about Neal, including her comments to pregnant Liberal Party politician Sophie Mirabella, revelations she was suspended from a soccer team for kicking a fallen opponent, and allegations she threatened and abused staff at a restaurant north of Sydney.

“I’ve said to her that there appears to be a pattern of unacceptable behavior,” Rudd told reporters in Tokyo.

Neal is married to New South Wales state minister and political powerbroker John Della Bosca. She narrowly won her seat in the lower House of Representatives at last November’s national election.

Neal and Della Bosca have attracted blanket media coverage in Australia since an incident on June 6 at a nightclub north of Sydney, where they were accused of threatening and abusing staff after waiters asked them to move to a new table. They have both denied any wrongdoing.

Neal told reporters in Sydney she had agreed to anger management counseling.

“I think frankly that it will be a good thing,” she said.