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04 November 2011

TOM PYNE LAID TO REST - WE PROPOSE NAMING THE COUNCIL CHAMBERS ON SPENCE STREET AFTER THIS COMMUNITY VISIONARY

While former Mulgave Shire chairman and Cairns Mayor Tom Pyne was laid to rest today, Cueball MacKenzie along with his call-in cohorts extolled the former Mayor and Labor Party leader in glowing terms.  As the Cairns Post called it the "vision, passion, and drive" for the good of the Cairns community.


This despite ol' cueball having led the hillbilly naysayers in a vicious campaign against Tom Pyne's last major project, the Spence Street Council chambers.  MacKenzie attacked Pyne as he does to all the politicians - never to their face, but in the end the almost $100 million consolidation has saved ratepayers untold millions.  Tom Pyne steadfastly refused the calls from these people to "put the new council chambers to a referendum", believing rightly that councillors and the mayor were elected to make hard decisions.  What the ignorant MacKenzie rabble refuse to understand is that we don't live in a direct democracy.  We live in a representative democracy.  We've elected people to make the hard decisions for the good of all, not shirk from their responsibility in the face of one dickhead with a microphone.


MacKenzie and the hillbilly ratbags ignored the guest editorial by Tom Pyne on March 19, where he wholeheartedly supported the current Mayor Schier and council for the Entertainment Precinct project suggesting that like other "big thinker" projects, it would be a great success.


He pointedly referred to the MacKenzie hillbilly ilk as "naysayers and knockers".


We therefore propose that the Cairns Regional Council chambers building be renamed the "Tom Pyne Memorial" Council Chambers, in recognition of his big-thinking approach to Cairns and the region, or perhaps the Entertainment Precinct when it is so constructed.

16 comments:

Anonymous said...

Nah! I reckon name the proposed Entertainment Precinct the "Tom Pyne Memorial Cairns Community Entertainment Precinct."

Anonymous said...

Second Anonymous agrees.
Tom always looked to the future but always listened to the people and was guided by their views. This current council is a travesty with the exception of the Mayor and some loyal Councillors. The Mayor leads with positive projects, the right (read liberal/national) and their 'independent'but really Liberal National monikers which they provide to the electoral commission, only serve to block any progress. How many times have we seen headlines in the Cairns Post that Townsville wins over Cairns. Just look at the coverage of the Entertainment Precinct. The Cairns Post was opposed to the Precinct but at the the last Federal election Tony Abbott promised a Cultural Precinct for Townsville and all of a sudden the Cairns Post did a back-flip for a week. Then they were back banging on that Townsville always gets what they want and Cairns was the loser.
Most other Queensland Councils bang on that the Greens thwart all progress! What about when Keith De Lacey proposed a new greenfield site for a hospital - the same old naysayers including Mackenzie and the Cairns Post banged on saying the Government was selling off prime Esplande retail land. At about the same time Townsville got approval for a brand new hospital in the devoloping area where they needed it.
I challenge all Cairns nay-sayers to look online and compare the Cairns Post and the Townsville Bulletin and spot the difference. Townsville embraces everything and Cairns opposes everything - it's they way we have been conditioned by the media - and I know - I have worked in both markets and sat at the company tables. It's a no-brainer. In relation to something being named after Tom Pyne, policy dictates that nothing is named after a living person. The Council Chambers and the Esplanade re-development which he commenced are complete so the next major project which is the Entertainment Precinct should be named after OUR Tom. How many agree ??? IT IS TIME WE STOOD UP TO THE NAY-SAYERS. But how do we do it when Mackenzie and the Cairns Post dictate what we read and hear. Do we have no independent voice? Maybe letters to the ABC's MediaWatch!!!!

Maybe 'Second Anonymous' needs to get back into mainstream media - but that is bad for a person with a new family - so for now I will stay mute, except for the occasional Blog.

To the other regular bloggers - you are legends - we need to start a coffee club for like minded people to shape the future. 2012 - Local and State elections. Time to change communities for the better.

Tony Hillier said...

"We need to start a coffee club for like minded people to shape the future. 2012 - Local and State elections. Time to change communities for the better."

And so say all of us ... let's do it, for the sake of Cairns!

CBD Tarzan said...

I am a newbie to Cairns since 2005 and have witnessed first hand the vile tretchory against our mayor.
Tom Pyne RIP was a civic minded man with vision towards a better Cairns.
The commercial media in this city have no vision further than the next issue or program and delight in beatups and conflict.
Time for a change of tac. Unfortunately debate and intellegent opinion have been derailed by a toxic self serving few.
McKenzie needs to go back to Thailand and stay there.

Curly Joe said...

Yeah rugnut fired up the Cairns hillbillies and dodos over the new hospital all those years ago. Then a few years later when the Government gave the hospital to Townsville he was roaring away about the delays and ambulance ramping at the hostpital. Same thing will happen if the Government gets the shits with Cairns and gives the entertainment money to Townsville. Mackenzie will roar away about favoritism being shown to Townsville. He's been a dead hand over Cairns for many years and the scarey thing is King is sucking it all up and proving he's of the same ilk as rugnut.

Buzz said...

I couldnt agree more with naming the Entertainment Precinct after Tom Pyne. That will ram it right up the arses of Mackenzie and King who tried to make out the idea of an entertainment precinct was Val Schier's. It rams it right up their brown spots that it was the Tom Pyne council which first looked at the proposal and Tom himself was a staunch supporter of the project and in the exact same location. I think it would be a bit of "right-back-at-you-pair of-bastards" and poetic justice.

bogan at Bentley said...

Im with Buzz on this one. I reckon the Entertainment precinct should be named for Tom Pyne too. We need to remember him. Ole rugnut and his sucky sucky boy gobsnot have been bellowing for years that the precinct thing is a "monument to an ego" so yeah ram it to em right up their bazunkas and down their big flappy cake holes. I reckon its only right hey. So bore it right back at Mackenzie and King, stick it in em. Watch their sneers of "monument to an ego" get stuck in their big mouths like a gob of snot. Hopefully they'll both choke themselves on their own bile. Yeah the Tom Pyne Entertainment Precinct, I like it hey

Anonymous said...

When we do the next sewerage upgrade we could call it the King-McKenzie Scheme.

bogan B. said...

Yeah I reckon it should be called the Tom Pyne Memorial Entertainment Precinct. rugnut and gobsnot reckon the entertainment precinct was gonna be a MONUMENT TO AN EGO, so why not make it a memorial to Pyney? yeah I reckon that would piss rugnut and gobsnot right off, the pair of slimy bastards. everyone I know thinks naming it after Pyney is a bloody good idea, and yeah, Mackenzaie and King can get stuffed.

Anonymous said...

Ya can only stuff gavvie when he's maggotty, remember.

Barbara said...

The idea is perfect. "The Tom Pyne Memorial Entertainment Precinct." It would quash forever those spiteful and hysterical allegations by both Mackenzie and King that the Entertainmenty Precinct is the sole, solitary lone idea of the current Mayor's and that it would therefore be a "monument to an ego". Just a thought about the term "monument to an ego". Mackenzie used that as well, years ago, when Pyne was building the new Council offices in Spence Street. I hope some Councillors are reading these comments to see that the idea of naming the precinct after Pyne is well received in the community. As for John Mackenzie and Gavin King's rants of "monument to an ego", I hope they read this and follow everyone's advice and both get stuffed.

Barbara said...

The idea is perfect. "The Tom Pyne Memorial Entertainment Precinct." It would quash forever those spiteful and hysterical allegations by both Mackenzie and King that the Entertainmenty Precinct is the sole, solitary lone idea of the current Mayor's and that it would therefore be a "monument to an ego". Just a thought about the term "monument to an ego". Mackenzie used that as well, years ago, when Pyne was building the new Council offices in Spence Street. I hope some Councillors are reading these comments to see that the idea of naming the precinct after Pyne is well received in the community. As for John Mackenzie and Gavin King's rants of "monument to an ego", I hope they read this and follow everyone's advice and both get stuffed.

Curly said...

Count me in too. The Tom Pyne Memorial Entertainment Precinct sounds right. Yeah it will ram Mackenzie and King's rants of "monument to an ego" fair down their mean sick orcish throats. Yeah throw it right back at the mongrels.

nomooremike said...

If you can't name something in memory of Tom for it's own sake, then best to do nothing.

Why should his name be besmirched by those arseholes.

nomooremike said...

So comments on here are selective, eh?

Only the opinions of the house are allowed.

If that's what rocks your boat!

Anonymous said...

For heavens sake, everyone knew that Mackenzie just hated, utterly hated Tom Pyne. It wasn't any secret around town. Once Mackenzie became Kev Byrne's unofficial campaign manager, he started his attacks on Tom, firstly on the new Council offices, then the redevelopment of the Cairns Esplanade. Had King been in Cairns at that time he would have joined in the demonisation of Tom Pyne with the same gusto and enthusiasm he has demonised the current Mayor. However this shouldn't influence in any way a decision to name the Entertainment Precinct in memory of Tom Pyne. We have the right to name an important landmark building after a popular and well liked Mayor whose vision for Cairns and its surrounds have taken us into the 21st century. I believe it is a very fitting tribute.