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04 June 2012

BOB MANNING RESPONDS TO LNP PULLING ANOTHER $38 MILLION FROM CAIRNS

Bob "Screwdriver" Manning appeared on Seven News tonight, looking like a stunned mullet, a goddamned deer in the headlights.


He claims the withdrawal of $38 Million in CBD funding was like getting "hit by a bus".  Keep in mind this dudding is on top of the $97.3 Million that will be jettisoned if Council doesn't affirm the existing contract with the state for the Entertainment Precinct.


Hey Bob, did you see who was driving the bus that hit you?  Gavin "Don't Rape Me" King, with your LNP buddy "Can-Do" Campbell giving the orders.


Your LNP connections are worth bloody-nothing, Bob.  They don't give a shit about you and your bloody mayorship.  Get on the phone to Kevin "Hiding from the Pakis" Byrne, and find out what HE would do, because you're going to be cutting services with a meatax, with no way to fix the CBD or even build a kiddy park.  And with a big rate rise on top of it.


And with the LNP ditching the almost-completed EP plans, and the almost-completed CBD plans, you're going to be starting both these consultations over again.  Another $5 Million you're going to need to find, and then there's Entschy with his demands to cover the tennis courts & build a rectangular stadium. . . .


And believe me, there's another LNP bus with your name on it, Bob.  I hear it revving up right now. . . .

35 comments:

jim-bob jnr. said...

yeah yeah, another example of the new political reality in FNQ. Nothing we can do about it, now or for the next six to eight years except to suck it all up.

charlie boldrini said...

dont whinge cairns u voted with your feet u reap what u sow i dare say it will be a lean harvest....shanghai

Anonymous said...

Time to move south away from this un-progressive community. Young folk can't wait to get out along with their talent and skills.

Anonymous said...

HBW,I have the feeling that I and all the good Citizens of Cairns have been raped by Gavin King; John MacKenzie; Warren Insch and Can't Do Campbell.
We have lost every project that was in a shovel ready position. Thank God the Hospital Extensions and the Upgrade of Mulgrave Road have started otherwise they would have been pulled as well.
Where is the Cairns Post on these issues??. If it had been the Labor Party that had pulled these opportunities to get Cairns out of the doldrums our Paper would have made it front page headlines. Nothing at all in big print when its their mates giving orders. They even allowed The Sunday Mail to publish the pulling of the CBD funds. Nothing in our own paper at all. The Citizens of Cairns have been raped and as victims of multiple rape we are not receiving any support and have no where and no one to turn to. Charlie.

Jed Clambutt said...

A pretty lean harvest alright. Bout all we're gonna get is a number 12 jackboot right up the coit from Newman. Manning is learning pretty fast he is of no fucken value to Newman along with King and Trout.

Anonymous said...

No big surprise there Charlie. The Cairns Post is right behind whatever Newman does.

Anonymous said...

If the Beattie/Bligh Labor Party hadn't put QLD into such deep debt.
Now Can-do has to find $100 million a week to pay interest on this debt.
Sensible spending and cost cutting by the libs will get QLD back to where it was financially 20 years ago.
Then I suppose the newly elected Labour Party (2020) will spend it all again on wasteful stuff.
Such is life ...

Anonymous said...

Do you mean we have to wait until 2020 before Queensland progresses any further anonymous? That is a sad thought indeed.

Anonymous said...

Seems Cairns Post has finally started to get the big picture given today's gone, gone, gone front page. Pity they will never acknowledge their own culpability through their corrosive campaigns against previous Val Shier and Fed/state Labor initiatives.

Just how much will King and Entsch's monstruous egos cost Cairns.

(My 1st post to this blog. You are doing a terrific and vauluable job,HBW. Many thanks)

Dean said...

The next thing to hit Cairns will be the slashing of Govt jobs. They make up a large proportion of the Cairns workforce, providing services for the whole of FNQ up to the Strait.

Anonymous said...

Can you imagine the crap Val would have had to put up with from Cairns Post and the shock jock if she had come back from down south without any funds? Work harder Bob, that's what your there for. Time to move out. A move to Tasmania is looking even better now. Bloody cold though but no old morons running the show.

jim-bob jnr. said...

For chrissakes Annonymous above, do you really believe that? Then why the fuck is Newman building a new performing arts theatre in Brisbane plus a new Taj Mahal for himself? How fucken pathetic you are. Telling us to go without because "we can't afford it" while Brisbane gets lavished on. What utter sophistry and idiots like you get sucked in.

Jethro Bogan said...

2020?? It will be a hell of a lot longer than that before we get anything. Newman is now entrenched in Government for the next 20 to 30years with little opposition. No, don't wank yourself and think you can change the Government, you cannot. Bob Katter knows exactly what he is doing with his Australia Party and that is to provide the LNP with an effective bulwark against the ALP. Newman will be Premier until he decides to retire or he gets shafted by his own Party. Hunt and Fitzgerald will help King and Trout remain in their seats for as long as they both stand. We've had it bloody good up here once Goss was elected, plenty of schools built, new government buildings, roads, the TAFE increased. Those of us who are locals remember all too well what Cairns was like prior to Goss being elected. Who can forget the single laned rutted Captain Cook Highway or the dangerous Kuranda range road? What about the Palmerston Highway? Who can remember what that was like under Joh? Well, its all over now folks. We have a huge population here of Mexicans who don't remember all of this and who fell for the LNP lies that the "North got nothing under Labor". The fact is we did bloody well for ourselves. Too bad a good proportion of the population dont remember the Joh days.

Tony Hillier said...

The outlook is so bleak that even people who have called Cairns home for more than a quarter of a century are giving serious thought to leaving.

Anonymous said...

Manning and the Unity Team won't do anything about it. See where Capital Globe finally sold the mansion at Kewarra Beach. Maybe that might take some heat off the need to recoup losses.

Dean said...

Poor old Bob's discovering what he's got himself into. It's been embarrassment after embarrassment for him. They still haven't announced one new initiative out of the Civic Centre. Not one project or plan to do anything positive. All they do is fly to Brisbane, get bent over and come back with their tail between their legs. It's sad.

Anonymous said...

Tony, I'm one of them. I've spent 35 years in Cairns and endured quite a bit of the Joh years both here and in Central Queensland. I don't think I can stand another return to virtual dictatorship. Now I think its time to think about moving back over the border. At least the people of NSW had more brains in not completely decimating the opposition benches when they threw out a party in power.

ruby red dress said...

We all need to come to grips with the fact that we are under a political dictatorship. Liz, in previous comments, described a clear picture of Newman's unassailable position for decades to come. Joh had a gerrymander to keep him in government, Newman has Katter's Party as a political bulwark.

JOHN MACKENZIE'S HILLBILLY WATCH said...

As expected and PREDICTED here prior to the election, the LNP & Member for MacKenzie Gavin "Don't Rape Me" King took a pummeling this morning from what had previously been their friends. People like Anne Marie Whelan, who's clearly transparent goal is to only get government welfare to prop up her failed pool business, railed on MacKenzie who seemed as much a stunned mullet as Bob Manning. Manning was called by Junelle MacKenzie to be on the program, but he declined again as did Mayor for Vice Terry James.

After a growing crescendo of attacks on the LNP, King finally was reached and gave the usual bootlick member excuses. The government's in a mess, the dog ate my homework, I'm a big supporter of the Lake Street opening (despite pleas from Bryan Law), and the government loves Cairns.

All soon to be proven fully bullshit. You heard it here first.

Anonymous said...

Goodness gracious me, Manning AND James refusing to speak on HIS MAJESTY'S program?? rugnut's heart will grow fonder with all this absence.

Mz. Elly-May Clambutt said...

Wow, so Manning will be remembered as the Mayor who lost us over $100 million in Government funding! Not bad for his first month in office. What more can he stuff up? And awwwww Manning and James don't want to speak to ole cueball, awwww. After all he did for them to get them into the CRC too!

CBD Warrior said...

You're absolutely right about the "Member for Bootlick" comments. His defence of his masters was completely bullshit. The CBD has been his "pet" project, and Newman repeatedly said how important it was to "get Cairns moving again". This CBD rehab has been fully consulted, and is the plans were "shovel ready". Despite the claims that these projects were unfunded, if they were really considered important King and the other two LNP members would have prevailed on Newman to fund them quick smart.

The fact they weren't substantiates exactly what's been said here. King and the other FNQ members have ZERO influence, and we're getting screwed royally. No amount of Gavin King spin can hide this fact.

It didn't take King long to become a laughingstock. Perhaps a new world record for a pollie.

Anonymous said...

With all the BS promises surely they did their homework on the funds ,king is a liar ,wonder what he looks like with a fork stuck in his eye and a broom stuck up his campbell newman

jim-bob snr. said...

King, Trout et al are as useless to the North as tits on a bull. Newman has MPs falling all over the place and a ragtag Labor opposition of seven to try and keep him honouring his election promises. He can do what he bloody well likes and if that is to build a monument to his ego on Brisbane's waterfront with our Entertainment Precinct money, then who is going to stop him? Newman doesn't need King and Trout with his massive majority, so he doesn't give a shit whether they are elected or not. As for Manning, why would Newman give a shit about him? He doesn't NEED the seat of Cairns. Manning is hardly going to take on his own LNP Premier and is going to piss off after four years so he won't be a thorn in Newman's side either.

Anonymous said...

mackenzie we know you read this your ego would make you so why do you not have a go at butch manning for losing all the funding or is it only women that you and king can have a go at

Anonymous said...

Val got all this $100 million for us, and she was abused, pilloried, scoffed and sneered at, and everything she did wasn't good enough for Mackenzie and King. These two have lost us this funding.

jim-bob jnr. said...

Hey Unity Team Councillors (with the exception of BaTES), Thanks for NOTHING you incompetent, geriatric group of arselicking imbecilic morons.MORONS! You know how long we've been waiting for a new performing arts theatre? Only over 20 fucking years. And you want to know how long we've been waiting for a regional museum? Over 40 fucking years. Yeah that's right you mexican know nothing blow-ins. The fork tongued slithering snake whose words you all suck up isn't going to tell you those facts. And hey, did your Hero ever tell you how quickly the mood of the people can change here?? Naw, of course he didn't. You reckon you're all going to be seen as conquering heroes at the end of the year hey? Or a bunch of hated ditherering, slithering fuckwits?

Jethro Bogan said...

Mackenzie "have a go at Manning"??? You can't be serious. Manning walks on water as far as Mackenzie is concerned. And Manning thinks the same about Mackenzie. Manning would not be the Mayor of Cairns Regional Council without Mackenzie. Neither would the half witted village idiots and dolts in the Unity Team be in their Council positions without Mackenzie. Theirs is a co-dependent, mutually needy relationship. They probably all get pissed together every Friday night.

Anonymous said...

Right on Jethro. Mackenzie and King are both creaming their daks over losing Cirns $100 million, plus of course watching with avid interest the male bodies in the Iron Man competition.

Anonymous said...

Right on Jethro. Mackenzie and King are both creaming their daks over losing Cirns $100 million, plus of course watching with avid interest the male bodies in the Iron Man competition.

Anonymous said...

Of course Manning is going to start consultations all over again...and what's the betting nothing will have happened by the end of his four year term?

Anonymous said...

Of course Manning is going to start consultations all over again...and what's the betting nothing will have happened by the end of his four year term?

Anonymous said...

i believe you are giving mackenzie to much credit after all he is not nor ever will be in the john laws class

Anonymous said...

Mackenzie is the propagandist, the Goebbels of the LNP. King and Entsch are in a co-dependent relationship with Mackenzie.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous 20.48 -you're not suggesting that John Laws has "class" are you???