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01 December 2010

HILLBILLY-ETTES DENOUNCE GOVT MONEY EXCEPT WHEN USED ON THEM or THE GREEDY CBD LANDLORDS!

The hillbilly-ettes dominated the MacKenzie slagging show today. The two most notorious are Anne Marie Whelan and some bag named "Pearl" from one o'them hillbilly beach suburbs near Port Douglas.

Anne Marie is one of the "regular" community slaggers. Her theme is simple, and constant - government should be spending more money on her, her poorly-educated children, and all her tradie mates. Her partner builds swimming pools, and his designs are said to be long ago eclipsed by the modern systems being built by the larger pool companies. Her whinge today was the same as always - all her tradie friends are going into the holidays broke, and the government should throw some money at them. Never mind that the entire community was getting raped by the tradies three years ago - with house prices soaring, impossible to find repair blokes, and stories in the papers about 19 year old brickies and plumbers buying big houses, plasma TV's, and flash 100K cars.

Didn't any of you people plan for your futures? Or is it, like always, mum government that we look to when our lives aren't working out?

Whelan has been on before stumping for higher pay for a daughter who was dissatisfied with her pay at a daycare centre. Get the government to raise the pay of these semi-skilled workers, instead of instilling the need for education in your rugrats.

The we got treated to Pearl, who is continuing the now sputtering MacKenzie diatribe against the Cultural Precinct. Pearl obviously didn't get the hillbilly memo that it's going to be built, like it or not. Her rates are too high, and she claims she "gets nothing for them". Wonder if she gets out much.

All the while Gavin King sat stumping his new project, the "Fix the CBD" campaign. Two weeks ago him and rugnut were complaining that rates are too high, council is overpaid, and we have no money for a theater, a parking garage, or anything else. Now King is getting the CBD property owners, who've been bleeding the traders and small business people dry for years, to line up like pigs at a trough to get a new multi-million dollar "beautification" of the CBD. Ask any business person in the CBD if their landlords have cut, or even maintained their existing rents during the last two years of failed Cairns economy. The answer is overwhelmingly "NO". All these greedy landlord bastards have continued to raise rents while the economy tanks, citing "Queensland CPI". With the inevitable result that huge numbers of previously successful battler businesses have been shut down. And what do they care? The empty shops get written off using "negative gearing", so these bastards win no matter which way the economy goes. No wonder the first thing Mao Zedong did was to kill the landlords.

The landlords win and the community loses. Now these pigs want council to clean up their streets, their shopfronts, their footpaths, their planter boxes, and add more value to their portfolios.

Fuck them. No ratepayer dosh for the greedy landlords! Let's start seeing them stump up their own money to improve their investments!


11 comments:

Business Operator said...

King's campaign for the CBD is to kill the Cultural Precinct by forcing another "need". You are right in that absentee landlords levy huge rates for leases in the CBD. Once ratepayers monies are used in "revitalising" the CBD, these Sydney and Melbourne based corporations, who haven't spent a single lousy cent in Cairns looking after their properties, will raise the leases again. They will be the REAL winners of the ratepayers monies. If King is fair dinkum about revitalising ther CBD, then he needs to push for the mall to be abolished and open up the area to vehicular traffic again. That is the first thing which needs to be done. Many of us business owners argued against closing off Shield and Lake Streets for a mall, all those years ago when Davis was Mayor. We weren't listened to.

Frankly, I think King may end up with the following results:-
1. Increased profits for the Southern based corporations who own most of the CBD buildings.
2. Loss of the Cairns Cultural Precinct for the benefit of the Cairns and local people, and the allocated land sold to corporations with key local people making huge personal profit.
3. Failure again of the CBD to attract significant businesses (becauses leases will be too high) no parking and limited access to vehicular traffic.
4. Massive waste of ratepayers monies as after an initual euphoria with all the buskers, artists etc, the people of Cairns become bored and drift away.

If you want to attract people permanently into the CBD, you MUST have good shopping.

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athena said...

I tend to agree with your reasoning there Business Operator. King's crusade to renew the CBD is an attempt to sabotage the Cultural Precinct by getting people to demand funding from the Council. It will take big $$$ bucks to "revitalise" the CBD, and if King and Mackenzie keep on firing up the people, the Cultural Precinct will be shelved... Ultimately the people of Cairns will be the big losers, but for those of us who remember Mackenzie's campaign against a new hospital back in the 1990s, the people of Cairns are as easy as little children to manipulate.
It all adds further credibility to the suspicion that a massive swindle is in process...somewhere.

Anonymous said...

What a great resource!

curly joe said...

I was wondering when another tactic was going to emerge to scuttle the Cultural Precinct or to force Val Schier to resign. There are some devious, sly swindlers at work in the background. Let's see what is going to happen....
1. The Councillors led by Margaret Cochrane are sitting back, waiting for King and Mackenzie to fire up the impressionable kiddies of Cairns, to stoke them up until they are enraged over not having a pretty CBD. They haven't had one for well over 10 years..but King and Mackenzie of course are keeping quiet about that....

2. The kiddies are getting all worked up but Gavin has the kiddies now focussed on ONE person...the Mayor. Mackenzie is sticking the boot in of course.
Note how neither of them are saying anything about the Byrne Council....and their actions in killing the CBD!!??? Note how neither King nor Mackenzie is attacking the Councillors like Margaret Cochrane, Alan Blake, Sno Bonneau etc who were all on the Byrne Council??

3. After "being quiet" for a time, Marg Cochrane will make a statement (probably assisted by Gavin or following someone's orders) saying that she and other Councillors feel the CRC should respond to "the need of the community". John Mackenzie will praise this to the rafters as "leadership".

4. Cochrane and her gang of six Councillors will therefore exert pressure on the Mayor to divert funding from the Cultural Precinct to re-vitalising" the CBD including re-building a sound shell, planting trees etc.

5. I believe at this point, another "scandal" will be manufactured, as the "Cash for Comment" scandal was manufactured...Margaret Cochrane (who is still Kev's good little soldier, never doubt it..) will then move a motion for the Mayor to resign.

We have another scandal germinating...I can feel it coming. It is calculated to fire up the emotions already inflamed over the CBD issue and to force Mayor Schier out.

If Mayor Schier is forced to resign, I believe Kev Byrne will come back into office, will immediately scuttle the Cultural Precinct and Gavin King will write up a front page story of how Byrne is having to "reluctantly sell the waterfront land tagged for the Cultural Precinct idea of Val Schier's as she had left behind such a HUGE DEBT, and he, Kev Byrne had no choice but to sell all the land to private developers....."

Oh, it will be plausible...so too will Byrne's decision after about a year to "resign due to ill health...the enormous difficulties of the mess caused by Val Schier has taken a toll on my health...."

Christ, we can see it all coming.....

curly joe said...

I was wondering when another tactic was going to emerge to scuttle the Cultural Precinct or to force Val Schier to resign. There are some devious, sly swindlers at work in the background. Let's see what is going to happen....
1. The Councillors led by Margaret Cochrane are sitting back, waiting for King and Mackenzie to fire up the impressionable kiddies of Cairns, to stoke them up until they are enraged over not having a pretty CBD. They haven't had one for well over 10 years..but King and Mackenzie of course are keeping quiet about that....

2. The kiddies are getting all worked up but Gavin has the kiddies now focussed on ONE person...the Mayor. Mackenzie is sticking the boot in of course.
Note how neither of them are saying anything about the Byrne Council....and their actions in killing the CBD!!??? Note how neither King nor Mackenzie is attacking the Councillors like Margaret Cochrane, Alan Blake, Sno Bonneau etc who were all on the Byrne Council??

3. After "being quiet" for a time, Marg Cochrane will make a statement (probably assisted by Gavin or following someone's orders) saying that she and other Councillors feel the CRC should respond to "the need of the community". John Mackenzie will praise this to the rafters as "leadership".

4. Cochrane and her gang of six Councillors will therefore exert pressure on the Mayor to divert funding from the Cultural Precinct to re-vitalising" the CBD including re-building a sound shell, planting trees etc.

5. I believe at this point, another "scandal" will be manufactured, as the "Cash for Comment" scandal was manufactured...Margaret Cochrane (who is still Kev's good little soldier, never doubt it..) will then move a motion for the Mayor to resign.

We have another scandal germinating...I can feel it coming. It is calculated to fire up the emotions already inflamed over the CBD issue and to force Mayor Schier out.

If Mayor Schier is forced to resign, I believe Kev Byrne will come back into office, will immediately scuttle the Cultural Precinct and Gavin King will write up a front page story of how Byrne is having to "reluctantly sell the waterfront land tagged for the Cultural Precinct idea of Val Schier's as she had left behind such a HUGE DEBT, and he, Kev Byrne had no choice but to sell all the land to private developers....."

Oh, it will be plausible...so too will Byrne's decision after about a year to "resign due to ill health...the enormous difficulties of the mess caused by Val Schier has taken a toll on my health...."

Christ, we can see it all coming.....

athena said...

ROFL curly joe. You make it sound like the plot from a John Grisham novel.
I'm on record as saying something very suspicious is occurring in Cairns.
To the beginning....the surprise election of Val Schier two years ago...
John Mackenzie phoned Kev Byrne and actually said:
"WE NEVER SAW IT COMING...WE NEVER, NEVER, NEVER SAW IT COMING."
Kev Byrne replied, "No I never saw it coming....."
Initially, I thought this was male narcississm and ego at work. To be in a democracy and somehow truly believe like Louis 14th or Saddam Hussein that you were ordained to rule forever is extreme arrogance and indicative of a mindset not compatible with democracy.
So...an arrogant person, convinced he has an unlimited tenure in public office....He "never saw it coming"....
So, the question I ask now, is did Kev Byrne sign off on everything before leaving office?? Or, is there some UNFINISHED business still hanging around because he "never saw it coming". Something that he and some of his "associates" don't want us to know about???
Why was his Pakistani boss from the "Capital Globe" corporation, murdered in Pakistan??? Why did Kev return from New Guinea in a panicked mood and snarl at the Cairns Post reporters???

Is there a link between "Capital Globe" and the unfinished business at the Council?

Yes, curly joe and others, the crusade by King is another tactic to try and kill the Cairns Cultural Precinct. Why??? Why hasn't King campaigned on refreshing the CBD in the previous years he has been here?

Both King and Mackenzie are going all out, giving it everything, inflaming the impressionable and malleable people of Cairns, firing them up and focussing them on Mayor Schier.....

This is being done for a reason...like curly joe I think another manufactured "scandal" is coming....The people of Cairns are being emotionally primed.
If Val reads this, I urge her to watch out.
"By the pricking of my thumbs, something wicked this way comes..."

Mac B said...

athena, your reference to John Grisham is highly pertinent. Grisham is a lawyer and the theme of his novels over and over is CORRUPTION. One novel in particular provides a chilling similarity with the media assault and ultimate career destruction of a female Judge to what we are witnessing with Val Schier.
Like you people, I too am wondering, "Why?" Why is this going on?

Something is rotten in the state of Denmark alright.

Alison Alloway said...

ROFL. I think this thread has wandered off the track somewhat.
Grisham's novel, which I, too have read, has relevance in that he accurately portrays the way people behave.
Yes, the media machine easily manipulated the election of the morally bankrupt Judge. The female Judge was destroyed and yes there is a chilling similarity between the novel and the events in Cairns. Yet surely the voters had a choice? No-one stood over them pointing a gun at them while they voted? They made a conscious decision surely?
So the very first thing the corrupt Judge did after his overwhelming election victory was to toss out the town's class action suit against the evil corporation.
Grisham's narration here of the behaviour of the people is spot on.
The people could not or would not understand they had been manipulated. The Judge was a "wonderful" man. He wouldn't do such a terrible thing. Consequently, the people plunged straight into denial mode, followed by frantically looking around for someone to "blame". The media machine then very subtly insinuated the Judge's two colleagues may have determined against the citizens. Thus the people all raged and ranted in the direction of the Judge's two colleagues. The media campaign was complete. The crooked Judge, bought and paid for by the evil corporation did what he was paid to do, and became blameless.
A great story and completely believable. Grisham understands the human mind perfectly.

Alison Alloway said...

I wrote that comment about Grisham and his novel "The Verdict" some months back, thinking as I wrote it, that maybe only a couple of dozen people in Cairns would read Grisham's novels. Maybe. Well, golleeee...he seems more popular than I realised and judging by comments from people in conversation, his novels are very well read.

Alison Alloway said...

I wrote that comment about Grisham and his novel "The Verdict" some months back, thinking as I wrote it, that maybe only a couple of dozen people in Cairns would read Grisham's novels. Maybe. Well, golleeee...he seems more popular than I realised and judging by comments from people in conversation, his novels are very well read.