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24 April 2012

LAST ONE (WHEW!) DIVISION 8 PITS OLD COMMUNITY BIGOT AGAINST RATIONAL PEOPLE


Division 8 covers a wide swath of the community, from Smithfield in the north down thru thru Holloways and Machans, and across the valley west to Stratford and Freshwater.  A very diverse division, indeed.

This division has been aptly represented by Marge Cochrane, who is very well regarded as a responsive councillor.  But clearly not mayor material.  So any new councillor for this division is going to have some big dresses shoes to fill.

The Unity Manning-Byrne Team candidate is Jessie Richardson.  No, we're not going to start now.

The replacement handpicked by Cochrane is Rhonda Coghlan.  Marge must of handpicked her while wearing a blindfold - Coghlan has little community engagement experience, unless you count chasing deadbeats for the bank.  She's shown little of her thinking to the voters, instead parroting the Community Alliance line.  She's offered that she's up for "2, 3, or more terms" - which tells me she's sick of her various jobs and is looking to get on the government gravy train.  This is community service, Rhonda.  

Barry Neall.  What more can we say about this bitter old bigot?

Regularly scheduled by John "Cueball" MacKenzie for an interview, Neall can always be counted on to spout his bigoted viewpoint using all the "codewords" required by MacKenzie when talking about our aboriginal brothers and sisters.  "Those people", "the ATSI's", and "the parkies" are just a few of the descriptions he's known for.

Running a website known euphemistically as "Residents against Aboriginals", he's been successful at organising meetings of other like-minded bigots.  Meetings that accomplish bugger all.  Even the Queensland Police laugh at this guy!  Neall is a ratbag of epic proportions.

HERE.  HERE.  HERE.  AND HERE.  are just some of the stories we've run on him over the years.  Voters - run for your lives!

That gets us to our final choice for Cairns Regional Council - Tanya Brooks-Cooper.  We've heard Tanya speak a couple times, including at the Candidate's Forum in City Place.  She's articulate, and shown a knack at "retail politics", doing a fine job getting out among her voters.  And she's got a penchant for youth activities and outreach - the opposite of Barry Neall, who's preference is to lock them all up.

That's our ten candidates for council.  Picked for openness, honesty, a track record of engagement with the community, and having a wide variety of skills that we believe compliment each other well.  

Please, go vote this Saturday, April 28!



19 comments:

Mr Grumpy said...

Wow, what a surprise!!
Another ALP stooge with no real life experience wanting to get on the hand out gravy train.
Mr Hilldickhead you are as predictable as you are out of touch.
Did you donate to this candidate as well as the others?

Anonymous said...

Excellent choice. Tanya has the community service runs on the board.

Destiny Prophet said...

Mr Grumpy

Is donations where you really want to go?

The people of Cairns might be interested in a list of past local government team donors who have since gone broke but somehow still live in very nice circumstances, unlike the ordinary local small businesspeople, they failed to pay.

Dean said...

I agree. I would've thought at least one of the Unity or Community Alliance candidates was worth selection, though not sure which one. It seems they've all been dismissed outright simply because they're aligned with candidates in other divisions.

Anonymous said...

Mr Grumpy you are clearly a rude and out of touch dick-head yourself. Typical comment from a nobody who probably has never done anything for their community and knows nothing about any of the people who have put their hands up to do something positive, for a community that unfortunately contains people like you.

Anonymous said...

Tanya is articulate and professional in all she does. She also looks good and would make a good representative for division 8. The others, Barry, Jess and Rhonda are stooges for glory getters, i.e. McKenzie, Manning and Cochrane. Bring some vigour into our electorate,

Anonymous said...

Once again I agree HBW with your wise choice. What I can't get over from all the comments printed here is the hatred being expressed by LNP supporters towards anyone who doesn't support their Candidates and in some cases thats at least two in each Division. Everyone is entitled to an opinion, but why is it that the Cueball lovers; The stench lovers and the LNP Unity lovers have to stoop into the gutter when their critism of everyone who has another opinion to theirs? Charlie..

Anonymous said...

Why do you disparage Barry Neall as "against aborigines"? Blind Freddy can see that there is a HUGE problem at the moment with itinerant drunks lying around the parks, city and Esplanade all day,drinking, urinating, defecating, fighting,swearing and worse,presenting a highly visible bad image to tourists and locals alike. The other day I even saw a group of them camped and drinking under the car ramp in the lower level carpark at Central. This behavior is disgusting and illegal and the fact that the majority of these people are indigenous does not make someone who condemns the behaviour a racist. It is the behaviour being condemned not the colour of those exhibiting the (mis)behavior. Wake up to yourself and acknowledge the problem as, without first acknowledging it, there can be no solution.

Anonymous said...

Tanya ticks all the right boxes for a councillor.

Anonymous said...

Nealle is vile old has been and a poor candidate for a 21st Century job.

Curly Joe said...

Tanya Brooks Cooper is not a member of the ALP. I don't know anything about her in fact.

Second Anonymous said...

Not the type of comment I would normally make - but I'm still waiting for Neil and Bogan to pick who is the prettiest - but I think Hillbilly has nailed it.

Miss Chief said...

HBW have I missed who you want/think will win the mayoral race?

Neil said...

What sacrilege and profanation, Second Anonymous. Who is the prettiest, indeed! What kind of blind maggot are you to even ask? Hmmf. Unquestionably, undboutedly, assuredly, the most pulchritudinous candidate is my own, the lovely Linda!

ED in Edge HIll said...

Congrats to the Hillbilly Watchers (despite the rumours I understand there are several writing here) for what obviously was a daunting task digging into the candidates and their backgrounds. And while I know of a couple who well and truly have some gutter-stories attached to them, HBW didn't need to roll around with those rumours to find sensible solutions for the community.

This is the first time a Cairns blog has so comprehensively covered an election - and you've done two, the state and now CRC elections! Readers are pleased we again have an alternative view.

Anonymous said...

Pity Rhonda can't spell Councillor.....

Second Anonymous said...

C'mon Neil - I meant the prettiest in Div 8. And you would be hard pressed to find one in Div 1.

Neil said...

Second Anonymous:
The most lovely of them all
From the Daintree River to Babinda
In avid sunshine and dreary pall
Is Division 6's, beautiful Linda.

bogan said...

Yeah Neil rub it in hey. Just because Ive got a bunch of orcs to choose from. Anyway I reckon once the lovely Linda sees you using all those dago words, and writing that corny poettry and shit she'll reckon your nothing but a poncey dickhead hey. Anyway I sent Linda an annonymous note saying you dye your hair and wear chesty bond singlets and like to harck and gob it out the office window each morning before you start work hey.