As the outrage grows against the Cairns Regional Council for the sneaky, non-agenda decision to remove 250 meters of bike path on the Esplanade (clearly a "pet peeve" of Terry James), the Cairns Post today posted a comprehensive summary of the issue, with the news that the State (who provided Cairns with virtually all of the bike path funding. This provided jobs to Cairns during some of the worst moments of the economic downturn, and also created new, badly needed infrastructure. The story finished with the most shocking statement I've read in the Cairns Post in some time:
"CAIRNS MP GAVIN KING DECLINED THE CAIRNS POST'S REQUEST FOR AN INTERVIEW ABOUT THE CYCLEWAY"
Residents all over Cairns were heard choking on their Weet-Bix this morning as they read this shocking statement.
When did Gavin "Don't Rape Me" King ever decline to have an opinion on anything? How is it Mr. Big-Mouth didn't care to provide his opinion to his former employers at the Cairns Post?? This fucker would have an opinion on celestial dynamics, if he had any idea what it was.
And it made us wonder - what DOES Gavin King think about bicyclists, and other non-auto commuters?
Dang if he didn't publish a column about it - on 2 April 2011 as a matter of fact. Archived at the Cairns Post (and HBW) for posterity.
Some of the gems in this column, titled "Pedal Power and Other Misdirected 'Solutions'"
"Love it, apart from having to risk life and limb by sharing the roads with the worst drivers in Australia"
On riding the bus: ". . a person who really should be institutionalised for everyone's benefit sits next to (me) despite an array of empty seats. . . the person will either be a serial killer, or smell bad".
And then more of his apparent real, personal opinions on Cairns - the published opinions he relied on to get him elected Member: "We're sick of empty promises, high prices, the lack of action and the void of leadership. We should get on with the scaled-back version of the cultural precinct, revitalise the CBD, and bring state departments and public servants to Cairns."
Gavin, you've been full of empty promises along with the required LNP horseshit, the prices continue skyward thanks to your LNP mates, your lack of actions are duly noted, and your leadership chances died with Usain Bolt stupidity. You did your best to kill the scaled-back cultural precinct, stripped Cairns of the $38 Million needed to revitalise the CBD, and cheered as your leader Joh Bjelke Newman FIRED public servants in Cairns, increasing our unemployment.
Thanks for writing today's Hillbilly Watch, Mr. King. How do you look at yourself in the mirror in the morning? How do explain to Saskia and Percy that "daddy gets told what to believe now, he can't believe what he believes, and I'm not a man, but a paid-for political tool". What does it feel like to have your every pore oozing the bile of a man who's sold his soul to sell-out his community?
The kind of existential questions that confront an educated person who's been self-stripped of his dignity. Keeping his mouth shut now seems the most reasonable alternative.