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11 October 2012

EVEN RIGHT WING CAIRNS HILLBILLIES NOW CALLING FOR THE HEADS OF GAVIN KING, BOB MANNING, TERRY JAMES, AND WARREN ENTSCH

The bad news is now coming like a tsunami on the Cairns LNP and their supporters as their win has been misinterpreted as a mandate to shove unwarranted changes up our arse.

Face it, the local LNP pollies are being abandoned by their own parties along with the electorate.  Warren Entsch, the Minister for Blogosphere, continues to bluster and bullshit about the massive insurance price rises, but it's all hot air.  Entsch has so little respect in Canberra, even what previously would be considered a bipartisan issue is instead being ignored by Labor as get-square on Wazza.  This was the same reason the government pulled financial support for needed ocean-protection infrastructure in the Torres Strait.  MP Ewan Jones, the LNP member for Herbert (Townsville), has reportedly pleaded with Entsch to stay out of the issue and let cooler heads deal with the government - a suggestion Entsch has refused.  Leaving Cairns unit and business owners to foot the bill.  

Several prominent LNP members have indicated a desire to challenge Entsch's preselection, and a stoush is reportedly underway, according to a former LNP council candidate who's got his eye on this position.  

Then Cairns Council, in a series of stunning decisions this week, has shown that disUnity is disInterested in 20th century democratic advancements like consultation, the rule of law, and spending within the budget.  We've already reported on the sneaky non-agenda item to remove a vital section of bikeway on the Esplanade, which has been met with an explosion of derision from the public.  When the danger of removing this section of bikepath was pointed out to Cr. James, his response was said to be akin to the statement "no facts will change my mind".  With secret negotiations now underway for virtually all of the developer court cases, Manning has shown no compunction in discarding the Cairns Plan to shove rejected plans down our throats.  Despite the continued statements to the contrary, the previous Schier council had a much lower number of court cases than the previous Byrne years, and most were wins for the people.  These operational matters are now being rubber-stamped by city manger-in-waiting Peter Tabulo, who as development manager oversaw the development of the Cairns Plan.  Tabulo now can't say "yes, massa" any faster as he tries to secure this job permanently.  A real city manager wouldn't be allowing this kind of nonsense, which is leaving the council open to much more costly lawsuits for personal injury (Esplanade) and others.  The rest of the councillors look to be asleep or dead, but all hoping it will be catered by Manning's Events Cairns, a step-up from Manning's Pies.

HAVE YOU SEEN THIS VEHICLE SPEEDING
SOUTH TOWARDS THE BORDER?
Even Residents Against Aboriginals chairman Barry Neall has blown a gasket, finding out that security  contracts have been given to a Townsville company.  But his call to MacKenzie early in the week was knocked back - no alternative views need apply.

Finally the queen of LNP bad boys in Cairns, Gavin "Don't Rape Me" King.  King's response to Campbell Newman as Cairns was stripped of almost $200M - "thank you sir, can I have another"!  King's own office staff have been overheard in CBD haunts claiming that "Gavin's in meltdown".  With the attacks coming from both outside as well as inside his own party, King must be already planning his exit speech.  

His Chinese New Year planning has met with a slapdown from Cairns Council and the Mayor, and King's relationship with most of council is said to be "sickening".  King is reported to be under the thumb of an LNP operative named Jeff Popp, who's Chief of Staff for Deputy Premier Seeney.  King assistant Steve Grasso is said to have been a casualty of a Popp call to King shortly after his swearing-in.

With polls indicating that King is already on the ropes with the electorate in Cairns, Michael Trout and David Kempton are keeping their distance from King as he's clearly become politically toxic.  They have their own Newman issues, with the communities soon to be flooded with alcohol, and the Trout family moving their "operation" to Yorkey's Knob.

41 comments:

Anonymous said...

I watch APAC House of Representatives regularly and whenever the in-house camera moves across the Chamber, Enstch is either missing from his seat, talking during debate or seen leaving the Chamber. The man is useless and a waste of space to represent Leichardt. The pension must be looking good for him when he announces his second retirement.

Anonymous said...

king where is the 3 million for the upgrade of Lake st and work to be started early September that you promised in the secret email to your 2 mates, another example of your crap and bullshit you really are a cockspank

Dean said...

Haha, I just realised even Michael Trout wants to distance himself from Gavin King. You know you're going bad when Michael Trout is disowning you.

The only reason Michael Trout isn't more of a joke is because he says nothing and is staying out of the way. At least he has a job after the next election. I doubt King will get another gig with a paper, there won't be a Cairns paper by then and the Courier Mail won't have him.

This Council is as crooked as they come. The real question is if Tabulo is being directly or indirectly influenced by outside sources. He'd be the easiest to hold to account. Councillors are allowed to call them campaign donations. For public employees, they're just called bribes.

Anonymous said...

I think many people who voted for KLNP councillors and state MP's haven't experienced a LNP government before. Well a tiger does not lose its stripes and there will be more to come. The place is now effectively run by developers and big business. Bob wants to sort out any issues in-house. Maybe Tenni can help out with brown paper bags...

This pathetic backwards council of weak yes man and a near senile mayor will be tossed out at the next election, but it will take years to undo the damage they are starting to inflict on Cairns.

I hope for Port Douglas' sake that they will de-amalgamate, before Manning & Co. get their grubby hands on the place. At least they have a sensible and courageous representative in Julia L. If she leaves the CRC, Rob Pyne will be the sole crusader for common sense and decency.

Anonymous said...

Another fantastic read Hillbilly.

Don't be so hard on Terry's council. It must be hard making ALL the decisions, what with Bob's illness taking its toll as it worsens.

:)

Wendyaway said...

Entsch was made Whip to keep him out of way. It only half worked. He still finds time to embarrass his own party and his constituants while doing nothing as a representative.

Anonymous said...

Poor old Barry Neall. The new government doesn't want to know about him, neither does the new police minister or the council.

Even Macca has only been using him to further his own objectives and has dropped him like a hot potato.

So where did all this agitating against Val Schier get you Barry ? Nowhere...You've been had, just like all the other fools who thought Newman and Manning were going to make things better for them.

Anonymous said...

His pension was all he was ever in it for.

bob deacon said...

"... to remove a vital section of bikeway" ..... oh puleeease! Are you serious? First you claimed it was three blocks, now it's vital?

It's a strip of road that once parked 25 cars, a few motorbikes, and a long bus stop, and it's right next to a purpose-built bike track! Have you ever seen anyone on it?

I drive along there most days, and it's hardly ever used, whilst the bike track is.

This will provide angle parking for 50-60 cars, where it is sorely needed.

This overblown hysteria does nothing for the credibility of your other points, if you exaggerate on one, why should anyone take notice of the others?

Anonymous said...

Maybe Warren should be told that it was the Joh government who got rid of the Gov insurance office as he thought anything cheap had to be communist inspired (what ever that means).He slowly replaced it over 2 elections with Suncorp and up started the prices.Imagine if we had a government insurance office today but LNP governments aren't the sharpest tools in the shed are they then or now.

Anonymous said...

bob deacon I heard on local ABC radio this morning that a survey showed an average of 500 bikes use it daily. Maybe you should get one and make it 501?

Anonymous said...

Wazza is a bloated wanker... Made a big thing about his retirement to be a family man, but hey presto, decides to come back for a gravy train life. The electorate forget mild mannered, but effective Jim who did such a great job for our region.

Anonymous said...

Bob does look grey which equals heart problems. This would not be a first for a Cairns (sic) Mayor. Bob should be enjoying his twilight years with his grand kids, not trying to run a modern, dynamic city. As for Terry? Maybe Cairns, circa. 1970?

Anonymous said...

bob the slob would not know how to ribe a bike, last saturday the bike paths were full of riders

shanghai said...

hey do u reckon those tricycles could use the bike pass? my punters point them out and say we had them in china.... during the cultural revolution !!!

Anonymous said...

Keep an eye out for the snakey self promoting head of the Cairns reef and rainforest research organisation, Sheridan someone, on the Torres Strait infrastructure stuff. She's burnt more bridges than cross the Ganges with her ALP mates in Canberra while at the same time hooking up with Wazza. They've seen right through her and Wazza's political games and opportunism. And ignored both to our region's loss.

Dean said...

An angled park has to have a width of 6m from the kerb. The bike path width is 3m. It will only allow parrallel parking of about 20 vehicles. At the expense of the use of a path for hundreds of users a day. Instead it will park 20 people.

The adjacent path isn't a purpose built bike path. It doesn't meet any of the standards for path design with regard to bends and lateral obstructions. It's a lawsuit waiting to happen. If a bike hits a pedestrian, they can both sue Council for taking away the bicycle facility without providing a safe alternative. By undertaking absolutely zero due diligence or professional advice, they're leaving themselves wide open to litigation.

Anonymous said...



The former council candidate should not be allowed to represent us in parliament due to his online abuse aimed at the other candidates. Removing the disgusting language does not mean it never happened. We need to ensure civility is restored and should only support well mannered and respectful candidates from all parties.

Anonymous said...

Thank you Dean for making the whole cyclepath fiasco quite clear. Australian Standards apply even up here in FNQ and the removal of the cyclepath is a lawsuit waiting to happen.

Anonymous said...

Grasso is a snake, but I'd rather him to Entsch. Let's face it, the Liberals will win Leichhardt no matter who the candidate is.

Anonymous said...

Tell us more about the Sheridan lady anonymous above! Does she look like a witch on steroids?

Anonymous said...

Bycicle standards WTF get a fucken life you mob of cotton wool kids take a look at the pathway its for bikes and the board walk is for walkin, what the fuck is wrong with you pack of pussys.

Alison Alloway said...

The old Queensland State Government Insurance Office, a perfect example of a state run socialist enterprise ran for many decades in Queensland and offerred Queenslanders the same premium for household insurance all over Queensland. It was not a profit making enterprise and ran with a Chairman, not a CEO. Any increases in premium had to be approved by Parliament. Joh Bjelke-Petersen was an ardent anti-socialist and his Government started dismantling the SGIO in 1977. If you do a search through Hansards you will find people like Martin Tenni and Bob Katter, then the National Party Member for Flinders, all supported the dismantling of SGIO from a socialist enterprise. The State Elections of 1974 and 1977 which were won by the National and Liberal Party "coalition" whipped up as much hysteria to "socialism" as Joh could muster. In 1977 I was working within the SGIO and well recall some of the comments of the older clerks there,viz: "Once it's all privatised, people will have to pay through the nose to insure their houses!" Those clerks were so right!!!

Liz said...

Interesting piece of history there, Alison. NSW had a GIO as well. When will people ever learn that Government does have a role to play in providing goods and services and that Government does some things better than private enterprise? I see where Tony Abbott is promising to abolish Medicare, which means our national health system will be tossed out. How much more will people have to pay for their private insurance? I anticipate the American Health Insurance Companies will all pour into Australia once Medicare is gone, and will firstly undermine the operations of the Australian health insurance companies like Medibank Private, then once they have captured the market, they will steadily increase premiums, maximising their profits and limiting their risks, as they do in the USA. If Abbott gets his way, then "Sicko" is probably only a few years away from Australians.

Dean said...

The Aged pension is simply socialised superannuation. That's the next line they'll be running once most people have decent super for their retirement.

The idea of Government itself is 'socialist'. The police are socialist, the roads are socialist, any branch of government is socialist. If you want the government to run well, don't elect people who don't believe in government. If you believe in anarchy, vote for the LNP. They would have you think that capitalism will just be completely user pays and idyllic, but the real end result of unrestricted capitalism is anarchy.

Anonymous said...

Good point Liz. There isnt any doubt in my mind we will follow the USA in "Sicko".

Anonymous said...

Dean you sound like a COMMO hahaha

Anonymous said...

What is going on with Council at the moment??? Why is Bob sitting on his hands instead of hiring a new CEO? How long is Tabulo going to keep warming the big seat??? I have been told that they moved their customer service guy into the HR manager role as a budget saving???? Apparently this guy has no experience or skills and weaseled his way into the job to save his own butt from being fired. They are now calling it customer service and hr - what company has EVER thought that combining customer service and hr departments made good business sense??? Soon they'll have a librarian as the CFO!

Anonymous said...

MartinTenni played a role in dismantling the SGIO ?What a surprise. And still the shameless fool won't shut up, even though he helped create many of the problems he is constantly whinging about !

Anonymous said...

No surprise. The likes of Katter and Tenni are responsible for the robbing bastards known as SUNCORP etc. As their kind will be in a short time for exorbitant health insurance costs.

bob deacon said...

@ Dean ... the width of the Esplanade between Aplin and Florence is 12.6 metres, it has parallel parking one side, angle parking the other side, and a single lane of traffic. The width of the road between Florence and Minnie is 13.2 metres .... so you're argument is moot. The cycle path you claim was not purpose built, was. If pedestrians are a problem on the cycle track, ban then.

Dean said...

Just like I said, it would only allow parallel parking on that side of the road. You said it would provide angle parking for 50-60 cars. I was simply pointing out your error.

Well if it was purpose built, it was done to older standards.

If you take away a facility which was a safer facility than alternatives, you at least have to investigate the impact or acknowledge it. Otherwise you leave yourself open to litigation. Considering something and dismissing it is defensible. Being oblivious to risk is negligent. There's a very obvious distinction between the two.

Government is socialism by definition. China calls itself communist, but these days it's not social or commmunist at all, it's a capitalist oligarchy, same as the USA and increasingly Australia, where money buys political influence. Western European countries have the right mix and unsurprisingly also have the oldest democracies. Ours is very young and immature.

bob deacon said...

@ Dean ... parallel parking, as they have next to Fogerty Park, has a single space every 3.5 metres.

The cycle track in question is 280 metres long, 280 divided by 3.5 equals EIGHTY .... EIGHTY spaces, so where am I wrong to say 50-60 after a safe distance each end?

The bike path adjacent to it is fairly new, have you ever been there, do you even know where it is?

You need to do some research before pulling people up.

bob deacon said...

@ Dean ... I missed this bit, "Just like I said, it would only allow parallel parking on that side of the road."

What are you talking about? Where there is angle parking along the Esplanade, between Spence and Shield, and between Aplin and Florence, there is parallel parking on the opposite side, with a single lane of traffic.

When the road between Florence and Minnie was two lanes, there was parallel parking both sides of the road, when they took one lane away, as it is now, they gained an extra 4.5 metres.

Add that to the 2.2 metres of parallel parking space and you have 6.7 metres, plenty of room for the 5.5 metres needed for angle parking.

There are three kilometres of cycle track along the Esplanade, we're talking about 280 metres, that was once much needed parking, and is now duplicated by a purpose built track.

If pedestrians are a problem on this 280 metres, they must be a problem on the other 2,720 metres, so how does keeping this bit solve anything?

Dean said...

I see your problem, Bob. You don't know what parallel means.

Parallel means parking nose-to-tail. Cars are 5m long and car spaces are around 7m to allow them to get in and out. There isn't room for angle parking on both sides of the Esplanade anywhere. It's all angle on one side, parallel on the other.

The Esplanade at Fogarty Park has angle parking on the right side and parallel on the left hand side.

The cycle path as it currently stands has no pedestrian problem in that 280m section (or a minimal one). THere will be an pedestrian problem if they take away the cycle lane because all those cyclists will then be mixing with pedestrians on the shared path. For the other 3km of track, there's a footpath and a cycle path. Cyclists separate from pedestrians.

I ride the cycleway from the Botanic Gardens to the Lagoon about 3 times a week, return. Sometimes to and from work, sometimes after work. I do it almost every Saturday and I always dismount for the market.

bob deacon said...

@ Dean ... are you being deliberately stupid?

Why are you now claiming I'm saying things I haven't said, is that the only way you can win an argument?

I know exactly what angle and parallel parking is, and it is exactly as I described. Show me where I'm wrong?

Angle parking has a space every 3.5 metres along the kerb, and 5.5 metres into the road. Show me where I have said otherwise?

This is the Esplanade at Fogerty Park ... http://i47.tinypic.com/2hnrfqw.jpg .... angle parking one side, parallel parking the other.

This is between Aplin and Florence ... http://i50.tinypic.com/t6eafc.jpg ... angle parking one side, parallel parking the other.

This is the part in question, when it was parallel parking both sides ... http://i45.tinypic.com/2zokqy1.jpg ... as you can see, there is plenty of room for angle parking as the road is now one way, there is also a bike path AND a pedestrian path.


I don't think you have a clue where this is.

Dean said...

bob deacon said...
@ Dean ... parallel parking, as they have next to Fogerty Park, has a single space every 3.5 metres.

17/10/12 11:28

Factually incorrect or a typo. You tell me.

When the traffic lane was taken out and bike lane put in, they made the parking on the left angled parking which took away the width they'd gained. If you take away the bike path, there's only enough left for parallel parking.

http://www.cairns.com.au/article/2012/10/16/235211_local-news.html

Have a look at the picture in the article. The bike path is 3m wide. You tell me where they're going to get an extra 3m to make it angled parking or just admit that you can only fit parallel parking. Angle one side, parallel the other, just like everywhere else along the Esplanade as you've already pointed out.

k.nevill said...

bob deacon, i am confused by your figures. you seem to be saying there will be an extra 50 to 60 car spaces with angle parking. But there already is angle parking on the western side of the street so you can only parallel park where the existing bike path is, which will create about 25 new car parking spaces. Its interesting to note that originally there was parallel parking on both sides of this road and when the bike path was installed they converted to angle parking with NO LOSS OF PARKING SPACES caused by the new bikeway. This fact seems to be glossed over by the pro parking space group. So muddies and the hospital have not been inconvenienced by a loss of car spaces. One of the reasons car parking in the area will be harder to find is all the tradies vehicles for the work being done at the hospital. They will park all day.
By the way parallel parking needs more than 3.5 metres to fit a vehicle into, try 7.0 metres and you might be close.

jim-bob snr. said...

Wonder how Kempton is going to cope with the communities all fired up with grog? Wonder if he will get caught in the midst of one fuck of a gigantic riot like the late Bob Scott did? If the LNP want to allow grog back into all the communities they should speak to some of the old coppers who were stationed there. They can tell a few stories, but I forget meself hey. Most of the LNP Government weren't around then, they would have been kids. King was a shitty bummed kid back in NSW. Christ knows where Kempton was. Trout would have been sucking on his dummy. No idea, any of them as to what they are about to unleash. Fuckwits.

k.nevill said...

Hello Bob Deacon....are you there? i think you owe Dean an apology for your dumbass attempt at maths, or maybe you need to go to the same lessons that Alan Jones is attending. Whats the matter Bob, cat got your tongue?

Bob R. said...

Pooh, jim-bob snr. it's history mate. History. Labor introduced the grog laws into the communities to make them safe years ago. Kempton and King weren't here mate when the riots were all on, THEREFORE mate they never happened. They never happened. Got it??? There never were any riots.