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

04 January 2012

GEN X COUNCIL CANDIDATE GRASSO USES LIBRARY CUTBACKS TO ATTACK - INSTEAD REVEALING SUBSTANDARD HILLBILLY EDUCATION

Cairns Council announced today the closing of the central Abbott Street library on Sundays as a cost-cutting move.  We are philosophically opposed to any library closings, remembering the long hours we spent studying on weekends in them even while at Uni.  However with the truly massive penalty rates imposed by the unions on council for staff at this facility, and the reality that the internet is serving as the primary source of research for most students, this would seem to be a prudent move by council.  It shows council management led by Lyn Russell are continually looking for cost-savings in these difficult times for everyone.


Living In Fear in
Parramatta Park
Steve Grasso, announced candidate for Division 7 (Edge Hill, North Cairns, Manunda, Whitfield) has seized the opportunity to attack the council decision in a press release he issued today.  Sadly, the Cairns-educated Mr. Grasso has revealed how poor the Cairns educational system has become for those of his age, and one wonders why he didn't use the library more when growing up.


The first paragraph of Grasso's press release is a grammatical nightmare, showing that he's got no better grasp of english language and use of the apostrophe than does Myer - who've installed giant signs with the same error in them to wide derision on the internet.


HINT:  Hey Steve - it's "Sundays", and "its plans".  And there are additional grammatical errors in the rest of the press release.  Can you find them, Steve?  Where's Waldo?  


Is this the level of council candidate we're attracting and, worryingly, the state of Gen X education in Cairns?  Grasso claims to have been in the Australian Navy.  If this is the kind of recruit we're getting and the level of additional education the navy is providing, we're well and truly fucked.  Our last illiterate councillor Paul Freebody didn't pan out, either.  Grasso is apparently no more literate than the boat people he wasn't keeping out when patrolling our northern coast.





We normally aren't quite so pedantic, but come on!  If you don't have the intelligence to write a complete thought in your native language, in a press release that attacks your opponents on education, you shouldn't expect a pass from the rest of us for calling you out.  I'd suggest he gets one of his kids to proofread in the future, but that's little guarantee given the number of wagging primary school students seen daily in places like Cairns Central.  
   
  




30 comments:

Anonymous said...

The standard of literacy has dropped considerably in the past decade or so. Frankly, I couldn't give a stuff about grammatical or spelling errors, it is when they cannot interpret or understand written instructions or an article, that worries me.

Steve Grasso said...

Hi Hillbilly,

Firstly thanks for the free press, appreciate it.

The errors certainly are embarassing and I'll be sure to proof read more carefully in future. I'm not big on excuses, however the release was written on a phone which has a predictive text system that seems to like putting an apostrophe in everything.

Oh, and no boats got through on my watch.

Thanks

Anonymous said...

well you dont have anyone else to slur as John isnt on air so who next will you pick on, fair dinkim you need to get a live as you are starting to sound like a broken record and even the ones i talk to that say they read this site say your a looser, because your not telling the truth and no delt you wont post this but man your a fucking nutter and i agree with what they say blogs like yours should be banned as they are meaning less and its so ho hum another attack .

CBD Warrior said...

I find this blog informative, and quite entertaining. The "theme" isn't John Mackenzie. It's exposing the self-appointed twits who get caught with their knickers down. I love it. You don't . Then move on, mate. Nothing to see here.

Anonymous said...

CBD wanker have a look at the site you idiot its all about John man some people are ozegen stealers.

Anonomiss said...

Can someone tell me what school Grasso and Freebody went to so I know not to send my kids there...

Mike T said...

It might pay for you to have a quick read of some of your previous posts for punctuation and spelling errors Hillbilly. Just saying :-) Although nothing could be as bad as the efforts from Anonymous!

Terry Vance said...

Generally, looking at the spelling of "loose", "looser", "lose" and "loser" gives an idea of the age of the person posting.

Tony Hillier said...

Could Anon y Mouse be the failed politician and business person P.Peabody?

Anonymous said...

Hey Tony show pony, failed scribe and humourist.
The main thing wrong with this pathetic blog is the that the blogger (you) has a string of syncopathic aliases to boost your ego.
You must be multi Gemini !!!

Now where is:

Curly Joe + Buzz bogan at Bentley + bogan B + Barbara + nomooremike + Bus.Op + parabola + athena + Second Anonymous + Jim McMahon + Rastapopoulos + CBD Tarzan + Bob R + Liz + just gobsmacked + Paul Freebody's Nanny + Lenny + rugnuts ex hairdresser + Nanna Kay + Moe never u mind + Glasscutter + Kay + George + Lorrie + Mal J + Mum of daughters + rugnuts knob + Siobhan + Off duty Copper + cheryl + Cathy G + Bazza + Leanne Peard + Watcher + Anon the third + hieronymus bosch + Raj in Edmonton + Nanna Kay + Sue M + Mrs S. Northy + Unbelievable + Bazza + + + ???

Are they all on holiday?
Get my picture?

KitchenSlut said...

There is also 'Tne World's Ultimate Small Business Success Package" from Andrew Griffith.

Death to apostrophe's! Oops, mean apostrophes?

Tony Hillier said...

I've been called a lot of names in my time, but syncopathic [sic]. What can it mean? Mighty wordsmiff, Anon y mouse, please explain? NB: This is my only aliarse.

athena said...

well Anonymous, I am "athena", friend of Nanna Kay, Dina and Bus. Op., none of whom could be described with any stretch of the imagination as "syncopathic aliases of Tony the show pony." We are all flesh and blood people, (some more fleshy than others, but I digress...). I suspect Anonymous that your attack on "Tony the show pony", whom I do not know and would not know from the proverbial bar of soap, may be inspired by a bellyful of malice and sour grapes. Well, suck it up your Lordship, because we're all here to stay on "Hillbilly Watch."

Gavin Bland said...

Adj. 1. syncopated - stressing a normally weak beat
Adj. 1. psychopathic - suffering from an undiagnosed mental disorder

So syncopathic then could mean stressing a normally weak disorder?
Or suffering from an undiagnosed beat?

Liz at work said...

I'm glad I caught this. I am "Liz" and I am a real life professional woman and I confirm "Neil" is a fellow professional. We both enjoy "Hillbilly" because we both have some serious concerns over the quality of journalism, both radio and print, in this city. I, also, do not know who this "Tony" is.

nomooremike said...

How many "Anonymouses" are there here?

Numbers two and three never went to school, that's obvious.

Number four is PF, also obvious.

Why are they scared to admit who they are?

Mr. Ramsey said...

I'm also a real person "Anonymous", local, self-employed, an employer and like many others on this blog concerned about the state of our mainstream local media and the total ignorance displayed by much of the local population about important local issues.

Who are you and what do you stand for ?

I do not know Tony personally, but he is a respected local journo and musician and former editor of the Barfly, a magazine which sadly no longer exists.

He has contributed greatly to this community. What have you ever done ?

bogan said...

I'm bogan of Bentley Park mate, and me old china plate is Curly Joe AKA Mr G. Wog, because of his hair. We have been mates since we went to Arrrrrrrsoles school together (All Souls). Yeah I know Dina, Neil and Bus. Op. who walks like Richard fucken Gere with his pet gerbil. I met Tony a couple of times at Johnhnos Blues Bar when it was in the city but I was fucken maggotted at the time hey.

KitchenSlut said...

I have no idea what you have said bogan? But it was well said :-)

Clearly I am the most complete failure as I did not even make the anonymous list of non-entities :-(

Second Anonymous said...

There is only one of me and the last time I looked I was real.

The question Anonymous is are you for real? I think you should find somewhere new to play.

CBD Tarzan said...

Happy new year fellow Hillbilly watchers .I can ashure one and all B Tarzan is alive and living the Aussie Dream. I hope this is the year 4cA dump old rugnut down a deep dark well. Figuratively speaking of course.

Anonymous said...

the way i see it, you are a mob of hillbillys and dole bludgers that have jack shit to do exept pick on people who pay for your bludging, and if and when a war starts i hope you low lifes get put up at the front line.

Bus. Op. said...

I'm a business operator in the CBD and I'm alive (I think). I'm mates with Curly Joe and yes, bogan of Bentley. Like KitchenSlut I have some difficulties understanding "bogan speak" especially when he's on the grog when he seems to get worse. I don't look like Richard Gere and his gerbil! Yes, Im hoping 2012 will see the retirement of rugnut as well.

athena said...

War, Anonymous? How about you trot yourself off to Iraq and look for Saddam's weapons of mass destruction. John Mackenzie said Saddam had them, so it must be right hey?

Anon No. 4 said...

Gee willikers. I'm pretty sure I'm Anon No. 4, an admirer of Anons 1, 2 and 3, and a number of others, including Mr Bogan. I'm also pretty sure I run my own business in this here town and like to think I pay my own way. I don't use my real name because I have criticised the rubbish that passes for the Cairns media, and don't want to be the subject of the kind of malicious attack that Gobshite and the Cairns Post are famous for. And, Anonymous, I think your posts are kinda sweet.

Mr. Ramsey said...

"Anonymous said...
the way I see it, you are a mob of dole bludgers "

You obviously have problems reading. It seems most of the posters here are self employed business owners and employers...

Maybe you should go and spend some time in the library.

Anonymous said...

Going by the crap i read on this blog, no wounder they call cairns a shit hole, and to think you so called bussiness people write on this blog goes to show why theres so many empty shops in this city

Anon No.4 said...

who said anything about shops, dickhead?

Anonymous said...

the way i see it you are all anon, as anyone can put a name to a post, but id like to know what business you lot run but i know youd never give that info out because your all fakes, and anon NO.4 id like to know yours as i can come and show you my DICK HEAD.

Anonymous said...

Grasso is an illiterate wanker! Not much more to say really.