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4CA - Queensland's Home for Fake News
4CA - Queensland's Home for Fake News Led by John "Cueball" Mackenzie

16 November 2011

MACKENZIE TELLS THE TRUTH FOR ONCE TO HIS FOOLS AND TOOLS

Continuing what he's been led to believe is a "winning" position against the Entertainment Precinct, MacKenzie this morning decried politics as "sadly, all spin".


He then went on to read all the NEGATIVE letters about the Entertainment Precinct from today's Cairns Post, ignoring the plethora of POSITIVE letters as well as today's Cairns Post citizen's poll, which was 100% IN FAVOUR of the project.  But MacKenzie can't even suggest that there is public support for the project to his cadre of tools and fools!


John MacKenzie, "sadly, all spin".  


And if councillors look closely at all the business and executive support for the project, and cross-reference it with their donor's list, those in opposition will be able to see how difficult it will be to raise campaign money at the next election.  The leaders in this town are supporting the project for the good of this town.  


We then got to hear from Cr. John Hooper from the Willoughby Council, who blamed their project overruns on "planning a project that is too cheap and not meeting the needs of the users".  Thanks for the support there, Hoops.



11 comments:

KitchenSlut said...

The most curiousest part of this mornings Mackenzie show was the call from David Goodwiin from CCIQ objecting to the EP and the inclusion of their logo in the Cairns Post advertisement.

However, he made a curious statement that we must be "one of the first ports in the world that decided it had too much space".

This is the kind of statement that sends Kitchenslut into an existential philosophical dilemma as he is forced to contemplate whether any of the time he has spent at places such as Darling Harbour in Sydney actually existed?

The CCIQ seems to believe that none of this time can have existed because the transformation of such surplus port land to such use has itself not previously existed!? Perhaps I should consult the Dalai Lama on that dilemma?

Beyond the capital cities Kitchenslut is always struck by the amazing transformation of his home industrial city of Newcastle. An industrial waterfront has been transformed to create an entirely different city at http://honeysuckle.net:


THEN - In 1991 when the Honeysuckle masterplan was adopted, the Newcastle CBD and inner suburbs had suffered two decades of decline, population loss, physical degradation and sustained job losses. Many of its heritage buildings lay in a state of disrepair, the former rail yards lay abandoned and contaminated. Newcastle turned its back on the harbour.

NOW - The transformation of each of the Honeysuckle project precincts is on display. Four of the precincts have been completed and a fifth is all but complete. 38 hectares of the 50 hectares project area have been transformed, including 11 hectares of quality public open space. When complete in the near future, it will be possible to walk, jog or cycle the entire four kilometres of harbourside promenade between Carrington and Merewether Wharf and on to Nobbys headland

Kitchenslut enjoyed a fine waterfront dinner with his family in part of this precinct earlier this year before a short walk to the magnificently restored art deco Newcastle Civic Theatre where 1500 seats were sold out for stand up comedian Carl Barron.

Mind you it does occur to me that another dilemma is that Gavin the King Parrot has recently posted some thoughts on City Place with reference to his own background in that city. Newcastle has ditched its city mall after many years of failure. Sound familiar?

Kitchenslut was somewhat perturbed to find some similarity of background, however a Google search reveals that Gavin the King Parrot actually emanates from Cessnock in the Hunter Valley. While many may associate Cessnock with the proximity to vineyards, that is quite arecent image. Those of us with local knowledge advise it always wise to check the number of fingers and toes when dealing with anyone from Cessnock!

Never mind. A prominent local website includes Gavin as an eminent local product of Cessnock. It also includes Matty Johns. You will remember Matty, a media celebrity and one of the famous Johns Bruvvers from his role in the footie team gang bang scandal. Hey, she was drunk so that ok isn't it?

KitchenSlut said...

The most curiousest part of this mornings Mackenzie show was the call from David Goodwiin from CCIQ objecting to the EP and the inclusion of their logo in the Cairns Post advertisement.

However, he made a curious statement that we must be "one of the first ports in the world that decided it had too much space".

This is the kind of statement that sends Kitchenslut into an existential philosophical dilemma as he is forced to contemplate whether any of the time he has spent at places such as Darling Harbour in Sydney actually existed?

The CCIQ seems to believe that none of this time can have existed because the transformation of such surplus port land to such use has itself not previously existed!? Perhaps I should consult the Dalai Lama on that dilemma?

Beyond the capital cities Kitchenslut is always struck by the amazing transformation of his home industrial city of Newcastle. An industrial waterfront has been transformed to create an entirely different city at http://honeysuckle.net:


THEN - In 1991 when the Honeysuckle masterplan was adopted, the Newcastle CBD and inner suburbs had suffered two decades of decline, population loss, physical degradation and sustained job losses. Many of its heritage buildings lay in a state of disrepair, the former rail yards lay abandoned and contaminated. Newcastle turned its back on the harbour.

NOW - The transformation of each of the Honeysuckle project precincts is on display. Four of the precincts have been completed and a fifth is all but complete. 38 hectares of the 50 hectares project area have been transformed, including 11 hectares of quality public open space. When complete in the near future, it will be possible to walk, jog or cycle the entire four kilometres of harbourside promenade between Carrington and Merewether Wharf and on to Nobbys headland

Kitchenslut enjoyed a fine waterfront dinner with his family in part of this precinct earlier this year before a short walk to the magnificently restored art deco Newcastle Civic Theatre where 1500 seats were sold out for stand up comedian Carl Barron.

Mind you it does occur to me that another dilemma is that Gavin the King Parrot has recently posted some thoughts on City Place with reference to his own background in that city. Newcastle has ditched its city mall after many years of failure. Sound familiar?

Kitchenslut was somewhat perturbed to find some similarity of background, however a Google search reveals that Gavin the King Parrot actually emanates from Cessnock in the Hunter Valley. While many may associate Cessnock with the proximity to vineyards, that is quite arecent image. Those of us with local knowledge advise it always wise to check the number of fingers and toes when dealing with anyone from Cessnock!

Never mind. A prominent local website includes Gavin as an eminent local product of Cessnock. It also includes Matty Johns. You will remember Matty, a media celebrity and one of the famous Johns Bruvvers from his role in the footie team gang bang scandal. Hey, she was drunk so that ok isn't it?

Second Anonymous said...

What a great quote "sadly all spin".

Cueball always berates the condition of our roads and laments the fact that the government in "far off Brisbane" only build motorways and overpasses in the SE corner.

Then when the government announced the $150M upgrade of the much needed Cairns southern corridor, Cueball became outraged.

"This project cannot be allowed to go ahead"

"380 people will have their homes bulldozed"

He got together a group of vocal opponents and surprise, surprise the most vocal was later announced as the LNP candidate for Mulgrave (sound familiar Gavin King?)

Of course he later dropped Robyn Quick like a hot potato when it transpired that the number of houses to be bulldozed in the $150M upgrade was ZERO.

Again Cueball opposed spending and progress.

Again Cueball backed the wrong side!

Cueball backed the East Trinity rabble calling for a bridge over the inlet which incidentally would increase the value of their land but do nothing to address transport in the southern corridor.

He even had the gall to say that the bridge was needed as an escape route in the event of a cyclone - WHY WOULD ANYONE WANT TO ESCAPE TO EAST TRINITY DURING A CYCLONE!!!

And did he ever conduct a poll to gauge public support. NO - because everyone stuck in traffic everyday would support it.

HINT TO CUEBALL: The highway masterplan is to address current congestion and future requirements for the additional 43,000 people living in the Mt Peter master planned area. IN THE FUTURE CUEBALL WILL BE SPRUIKING FOR THE DEVELOPERS OF MOUNT PETER URGING PEOPLE TO BUY IN THE AREA "ONLY 15 MINS ON THE MOTORWAY TO THE CENTRE OF CAIRNS"

Cueball, again sadly all spin.

Lets examine the list of projects Cueball has opposed. New hospital, Council Chambers, Esplanade Redevelopment, Highway upgrade to motorway, Cultural/Entertainment Precinct. And there must be many more.

Surely the Prime Radio GM and sales department can see that they will soon be trying to sell advertising for developments that Cueball has tried to white ant - and developers can be ruthless.

Jim McMahon - Edge HIll said...

Anyone that travels knows that cities all over the world are reclaiming their in-town ports instead of tolerating noise and pollution adjacent to the population.

Places like Boston and San Francisco removed eyesore elevated motorways built along the waterfront and opened the land to views, people, and public amenity. Likewise Shanghai pushed their port operations further away from the city, so too has Singapore.

Cairns has plenty of port-accessible land. When the rapidly-approaching end of life for the petrol farm near HMAS Cairns arrives, the owners of this land are going to want it developed, and I don't mean with new petrol tanks.

Councillors fighting progress like Blake & Cochrane are just showing their ignorance. Then someone like Bonnneau (Max Brown) is just born ignorant, there's no hope in educating him.

Second Anonymous said...

Should we all chip in and pay for the electronic version of the Cairns Post so we don't have to endure the torture of him turning the pages.

Oh, that's right, he needs the hard copy so he can see the selective articles he has circled to read out. Can't put circles on an LCD screen.

What do we have to do to get rid of this fool. I know we have the choice to turn off...but there must or should be some kind of public mental health regulations.

Maybe a Prime Radio disclaimer to prevent legal proceedings:

"This broadcast is sadly, all spin. If you are a hillbilly or redneck you face the prospect of being brainwashed if you continue to listen".

Second Anonymous said...

Jim McMahon says "Councillors fighting progress like Blake & Cochrane are just showing their ignorance."

I don't think it is simply ignorance.

At worst it is vested interest.

At the least it is political opportunism - seeing which way the 4CA/Cairns Post weather-vane is blowing.

I actually have faith in the Queensland Crime and Misconduct Commission which is really an ongoing Fitzgerald Inquiry with expanded powers. It brought Gordon Nuttall to justice and can do the same to rogue councillors.

Councillors beware. Elections are March 2012 which will be the forum for wrongdoings to be exposed.

At this stage Rob Pyne appears to be the only credible divisional candidate.

Bus. Op. said...

What's the betting we still won't have the go ahead for the Precinct by March 2012? Margie has already said she is going to turn it into an "election issue", so there won't be any approval from her and her supporters before then. Here we go for more stalling tactics. It's not over yet folks, not until the fat lady retires anyway.

Bob R. said...

I'd like to add to the comment above that I believe the Mayor Val Schier has done an outstanding job considering the unprecedented hate campaign launched against her, the moment she was elected. No other Mayor in our history has had a Council stacked against her, a hostile brutish radio shock jock working in tandem with a self serving politically motivated Cairns Post editor going all out to get her to resign. She has been subjected to the worst bullying and demonisation campaign ever experienced here in the far North. The campaign led by rugnut against the new Base Hospital in 1995 was horrific, but nothing compared to this campaign against the Entertainment Precinct which has been personal right from the word go. I believe Val has conducted herself in an exemplary manner.

Rastapopoulos said...

Jim McMahon, you are absolutely spot-on with your observation about ports being developed into residential and entertainment areas.

The same thing has been happening in European cities for many years from Lisbon to Oslo. Instead of bulldozing old warehouses, they keep the facades and turn them into beautiful apartments, restaurants and shopping areas.

It just shows how ignorant and out-of-step the opponents of the cultural precinct are. Small-minded, parochial and only having their own interests at heart.

We will get rate rises regardless, precinct or no precinct. The lying scum bags who pollute the air every day on 4 CA have obviously forgotten that it was the previous Mayor who scrapped the early payment rebate for rate payers.

The fact that a former member of the most corrupt state government this country has ever seen, is allowed to spray his vitriol on that show day in day out, proves how corrupt and irrelevant it has become.

It is a virtual psycho ward for bitter, angry old people, who are so blinkered that they do not realise they still live in one of the most beautiful, easy-going place on earth.It is sickening to listen to the daily parade of ignorance, prejudice and sheer stupidity, masquerading as talk-back.

Curly Joe said...

Christ, I haven't bothered listening to rugnut for years hey.
Not since he was pissing his pants over Saddam's so called "weapons of mass destruction". The fuckwit couldnt work out himself that the US wouldnt send in the biggest fucken land army since WW11 into Iraq if Saddam really did have biological and chemical weapons. That was when I twigged that rugnut has some mental problem and is unable to use plain old logic.

Buzz said...

Took that long for you Curly old china plate hey? and I thought you were a local. Foregotten the part rugnut played in losing our brand new hospital for us in 1995 hey? Yeah shit he was in his element then with HANDS OFF OUR hospital and how good it was there on the esplanade with the SEA VIEWS. Fucken hell, we had bloody mudflats back then.