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23 November 2012

DEFENCE OF CAIRNS POLITICAL COLLAPSE WEAK, MISGUIDED, AND HYPOCRITICAL - WHEN DOES CAIRNS QUALIFY FOR REAL, COMMITTED CANDIDATES FROM EITHER PARTY?

Public opinion of the new Cairns Council, Mayor "Sleepy" Manning, and the new local members Gavin "Don't Rape Me" King and Michael "Backhoe" Trout has tanked.  Even the usual ignoramus Cairns voter has noticed that we've been stripped of the millions promised to this town.  MILLION$ OF OUR MONEY, WITH CAIRNS A TOP-PERFORMING REGIONAL CITY IN FOREIGN INCOME.  We bring the dosh in, send it to Brissy and Canberra, and get bugger all.   

Even many of the LNP-centric city leaders have attacked these three good-for-nothing's.  Finally today, in a moment of desperation, two voices appear to meekly defend these leaders.

Brett Moller. Tony Basha.

Moller can be discounted out-of-hand, after all his phony-baloney attacks on Mayor Schier and bullshit "report" on "explosion hazards on the waterfront".  He's always been seen as an LNP puppet, with King now elbow-deep in this guy's arse.  Now, Moller suggests we should not go back to "divide and negativity", an ax wielded by him wildly when it suited his own personal ambition.  His letter is one "feel good" quote after another - in fact it's the same kind of crap that used to spew regularly from Andrew Griffiths when he, as PR person for CEC Group, tried to convince investors the company wasn't in free-fall.  


Tony Basha's letter shows him to be an even bigger clown.  Basha implores all to "take a deep breath" claiming absurdly "this scrutiny was not applied to the former members until after several terms of inaction".

BREATHTAKING.  

Basha was a regular in the John MacKenzie "bash the pollie" brigade, frequently and obligingly putting the boot in Val Schier, the previous council, and the previous state members whenever Cueball snapped his fingers.  Many recall Basha's attacks on Mayor Schier in the very first few weeks of her council in 2008 - and a search of Cairns Post archives show regular and vitriolic attacks from Basha in print.  Also known in the Cairns restaurant fraternity as "the guy who never smiles".  Funny, but his customers leave scowling too, after eating at his overpriced blah-foodery.

Why has the community turned on these new politicians so quickly?  Because they have so quickly turned from being "community supporters" to party hacks.  King, who was on record against the Entertainment Precinct project at $240M, readily supported it when it was cut back to $157M.  This was his position at election. As was Warren Entsch.  His party masters ordered him to abandon this position, he turned on his community with nary a concern for anyone but himself.  Same as Trout and Manning.  Suddenly their election promises went bye-bye, and it's now every man for himself.  Politics at its abject worst.

But you've got to ask - why do the local parties keep putting up these blockheads and asking us to choose?  What kind of choice for Cairns did we have?  Where are the leaders, the visionaries?  King, a loudmouth, anti-woman self-promoter, and Kirstin Lesina, a Council cipher with no life experience, an unused law degree, and a scowl.  Shame on both the LNP and ALP for serving up these two as the "best of Cairns".  And the LNP had to scrape hard for even King, with their first shoe-scraping Paul Freebody even too much for the LNP to stomach.  Likewise at Council level.  And the new Member for Barron River?  The family ethics alone should give party leader's pause.  

And then there's MP Warren "Minister for Blogs" Entsch, now a convicted drink driver.  The only thing worse for the community than a drunk Entsch is a sober one.  He's failed on every issue that should be a slam-dunk, even for an opposition member.  Insurance overcharging.  Flood protection for the Torres Strait.  Safety for the Bruce and Cook Highways.  And yet the LNP will put his arse up again in preselection, the ALP will trot out some worthless cretin, and we're expected to make a "democratic choice"?   Why hasn't Tony Abbott at least forced Entsch to step down as whip (another job he failed at, hence the famous "run for the door" incident).  

The LNP can't even trot out a reasoned, credible defence of these people because there IS NONE.  A defence by Moller and Basha is a step backward, not forward.    

We have met the enemy.  He is us.


38 comments:

Smithfield Sam said...

Hey Wazza, an "unreserved apology" doesn't come wrapped in a truckload full of excuses. Can't you man up, for once? Oh sorry, not your turn this week?

Anonymous said...

Tony Basha's letter made me sick. Who gave Val Schier a chance? She was attacked from the Monday following her election, and it nerver stopped until the Council Election this year. Whose arse is Basha crawling up?

ruby said...

Oh what mealy mouthed, simpering hypocracy from both of these two fork tongued snakes. Going in to bat for their gutless, weak, impotent LNP State Member and their doddering old clueless fart of a Mayor. I didn't see either of these two standing up and asking for Val Schier to be given a fair go. Are they closet homosexual misogynists? Are they in lust with Gavin or Bob? Or are they just typical LNP people, too gutless to take the vicious treatment they doled out to the first ever female Mayor of Cairns, so they get down on their knees and beg, like performing dogs, that people are "kind" to their masters.
Well done, Hillbilly Watch, for giving this pair of slimy, duplicitous sophists, a public boot up their craven arses.

Bob R. said...

You got that right, ruby. These two have made performing dogs of themselves, out with the begging bowl, while their masters shiver and shake inside somewhere. Look at Basha's duplicity: "Surely anyone is entitled to a period of adjustment, when they are new?"
By "anyone" he only means an LNP male mate. He sure as fucks sake wouldn't be making this appeal if Kirsten Lesina was the Member for Cairns or even D.J. Hunt.

Anonymous said...

Well it just shows what this blog has been saying and how bad these two local repsentatives have been performing for two apoligist for the LNP to come to their defence.

Destiny Prophet said...

"In life people have to crawl before they can walk, politics is no different."

Yes it fucking is!

If they are still in training, why are we gifting them full wages and benefits?

Let's just give them junior wages (and Work Choices junior wages at that!)

This is why once communities elected leaders with a proven record of service and benefit to their community rather than rely on the gushing of a political party about what a good bloke or sheila the candidate was.

No small businessperson gets the opportunity to crawl before they walk opening a business - they hit the ground running or they fail. We should expect no less of our politicians.

Septic Boil said...

Next year at the federal election, in 2015 at the state election, and 2016 at the local government elections, voters are going to rise up and vote en masse for the foulest and most brutal or disgusting whingers available. It's good to see the ALP and their hangers on getting in early. I'm sure you'll sweep in with huge majorities. keep up the good work.

Anonymous said...

Quote from Tony Basha in CP today "You have two bike tracks to accommodate 50 people in a day.

"It's a matter of common sense. Should we put another road on the grass for cars? I'm not anti-cyclists but you can't let stupidity reign over common sense."
How do think all those bikes in the rack across from your restaurant got there Tony? You brain-dead POS.

Anonymous said...

Get ready for it wanking and his boss are just about to crash and burn, just as clive predicted bring on the next election so we can get this great state going forward again

ruby said...

What do you mean by "foulest, most brutal or disgusting whingers" Septic Boil?
Do you mean people who are disgusted with Newman's action in sacking the biggest number of workers ever in Australia's history? Do you mean people who are sickened with Newman's actions in closing down several high level care nursing homes where most of their residents are under the care of the Adult Guardian for severe psychiatric conditions or close to death?
Just who has imposed "brutal and foul" policies on Queenslanders, Septic Boil?

Anonymous said...

Another $20 million being cut from Cairns Base hospital by the Can Do government.. Septic Boil, your smart arse comment might just come back and bite you in that very place.

Anonymous said...

WTF has wanking had to do with all the bullshit on his fakebook all the announcments ,he has not made one fucking phone call and he taking all the credit how fucking DARE he,make no mistake he is fucking gone next election

Anonymous said...

For a city which is continuing to grow and attracting more and more retirees, Newman's severe funding cuts to the Base Hospital is going to result in a nightmare.

John said...

Just a bit more about the brutish thuggery of the Newman Government - they are going to close Eventide in Charters Towers. This is where a lot of chronic psychiatric cases are sent. There's a woman at Forest Gardens right now making herself sick with worry as to where her middle aged son who is a severe schizophrenic is going to go. She and her husband are getting on in years and she says they cannot physically cope with his strength when he is having rages. She also worries about how the neighbourhood of Forest Gardens will take a person who doesn't understand right from wrong and who has a history of maiming and killing animals, throwing rages and smashing anything he can see. I don't know what her answer is. I guess the son will have to go into the Base Hospital here and be restrained somehow from wandering around and terrifying the patients. I can see her and her husband are too frail to look after him, and they cannot get much in the way of alternative care here in Cairns. all they can get is around 2 hours a week.

Anonymous said...

Where are you Gavin? This Cairns family is going to need your help -please lobby your Premier to stop this disgraceful attack on those most vulnerable in our society -but then again that is the Liberal ethos isn't it?-"everyone is equal and if you are amongst the weak and vulnerable just pull yourself up by the bootstraps and don't expect the rest of us to look after you" this is just a taste of what will happen if the Mad Monk has the reins of Govt. My heart goes out to the parents in Forest Gardens I hope something is done soon for them to relieve their terrible anxiety about their son.

ruby said...

John, there are going to be a lot of people in that situation. People wth elderly parents with dementia or who are phsically very frail requiring constant care and attention, parents and relatives with relatives who have severe physical afflictions or deformities, people with relatives who have psychiatric conditions, alcoholics suffering from Korsakoff's syndrome and so on. Newman and Springborg are going throughout the State shutting down all the Government run high level care institutions. If relatives cannot afford the private facilities, or if the private facilities cannot take them in, and the hospitals reject them which they probably will, then they will be left entirely to the care of relatives or out in the street. Queenslanders, like the people in Forest Gardens, are going to have a real rude awakening. There are scarey times ahead.

Liz said...

John, I believe many people will be in this predicament. One of the saddest things I see in my job is where older people caring for their partner who might have dementia or a serious illness, often falls ill themselves because of the sheer strain of being a full time carer and with little respite care available. The human toll of closing all these high level care nursing homes is going to be very high. It worries me too that people with severe psychiatric conditions, including predispositions for violence, will be released into the communities where relatives may not be able to provide 24 hour round the clock security and care. The couple you mention at Forest Gardens will not be the only case. All people can do is to stand up and oppose this monstrously cruel and irresponsible act of the Newman Government.

Jethro said...

There's been some very disturbed boys sent out to Eventide in Charters Towers, that I know of. I see where this Eventide is also on Springborg's closure list. I recall one of those boys caused much grief and panic in the 1980s when he went on a dog killing spree. I had to bury one of the wretched animals myself as its owner was too distressed. What that poor dog went through before it died, I will never forget. Private facilities cost a lot of money if you want a sick relative cared for there and many people would not be able to afford it. God help us all because some of these sick and disturbed people will be released back into the communities for their relatives to try and look after them. God help us all if that particular dog torturer and killer ends up in some suburb where there are lots of young kids.

Anonymous said...

FFS that the Cairns Post would publish such sycophantic drivel is sadly hardly a surprise, combined with the reprinting of Gavin King's PR spin on his 'achievements' as a full letter to the editor is testament to what a pathetic rag it is. The truly grovelling way in which King's former colleagues - you cant call them journalists because they clearly are not - treat him is nothing short of embarrassing. Not an inch of integrity, objectivity or balance in one of them. No wonder they are King's mates. They have so much in common. Seriously, Molloy, Strudwick, Dalton and the rest of you are a complete embarrassment to your "profession" not to mention to Cairns! The best thing Murdoch could do for Cairns and our community would be to put you all out of work by closing down your dirty little rag.

PS In case these clowns get some solace thinking I buy their grubby little excrement of paper ... I don't and never would.

jim-bob jnr said...

King can just get out there and explain his LNP philosophy of "user pays". If you can't afford private care, then stiff bikkies, get stuffed, Yeah I can recall some psychos around the place too specially the fella who used to run about stark nakers with a fat. I can only guess that he and the dog killer will probably both end up in Lotus Glen after putting a lot of people through hell and causing a lot of shit in the interim. Where the fuck else are they going to go? You got to wonder at Newman's own state of mind I reckon. Does he know what he is doing?

Tony Hillier said...

Newman cares about one thing and one thing only, and that is about getting the state's Triple A credit rating back, so he can gloat about the efficacy of his premiership . He is more myopic and callous in that than Swan's obsession with a federal budget surplus. Both Queensland and Australia are in infinitely better shape than the vast majority of so-called First World nations, yet both welsh on humanitarian responsibilities.

Anonymous said...

Anon. 16.42 Well said and dont forget that other slimy grub Guppy who wrote that piece of piss today about the Compost Way Ahead campaign. .... this is same bloke who took leave from the paper to work on King's election campaign. These guys boarder on criminal frauds.

ruby said...

Newman is obsessed with the AAA rating, there csn be no doubts about that. But at what cost to the community? And more importantly at what $$$cost further down the line? His decisions are based only on short term gain. Reducing funding and staff to BioSecurity for example so they have to cut the crazy ant program means the crazy ant will spread with losses to certain crops and vegetation. How much will it cost further down the track to eradicate? Closing down the high level care institutions means the inmates will eventually impose a burden on communities with welfare, police, and health authorities involved and ultimately in many cases, the judicial system and prisons. How much will it cost the community and taxpayers when a dangerous psychiatric patient is released back into a neighbourhood?
Newman is so obsessed he isn't thinking of the consequences. Governments are not a business with its sole objective of making a profit. Queenslanders are going to have to learn this through much grief.

Ms Elly-May said...

Hillbilly asks a serious question about the standard of local political candidates "Why do the parties keep on putting up these blockheads? Where are the leaders, the visionaries?"
Well Hillbilly, we did put up a woman of vision for Mayor some years back. Do you recall what happened to her?

Anonymous said...

Anonymous 16.42, I disagree. I think The Cairns Post is doing a fair job of reporting the performances of our Members. Remember we wouldn't know that King had sat on and not released the first environmental report into dredging if it hadn't been for The Cairns Post asking a question of King in the story about his first hundred days. The Cairns Post also covered the issue of the secret emails between King and Manning thus exposing their lack of public transparency. Lastly, The Cairns Post revealed King's breach of his Oath of Office in quoting him that "he didn't invite ALP members to a meeting because they couldn't be trusted."

Alison Alloway said...

I'd just like to comment on the closure of the high level nursing care homes. Most of the psychiatric inmates are under the care of the Adult Guardian as I understand it. This means they have been found to have no sense of responsibility. As I understand it they cannot be returned to live in the community, unless the Newman Government have changed the relevant legislation. I know the LNP have always decried what they see is "the Nanny State" and their core philosophy is "user pays" however we can only hope they have the intelligence to understand that people can not always look after their sick and/or intellectually challenged relatives and that the State has a definite role in their care.

Anonymous said...

The Liberal way of dealing with the mentally ill is to put them back into the community, and hope that they commit suicide. Problem solved and money saved. John Howard started this off by removing $100 Million from mental health funding during his term.

Anonymous said...

Anon 10.17 if I recall correctly Tony Abbott was Health Minister at the time -be afraid -be very afraid.

Alison Alloway said...

Thanks for your comments, Anonymous 10.17 and 10.33. While the Newman Government have revealed a lack of humanity in executing the biggest mass sacking of employees in Australia's history, followed by the unprecedented closure of high-level care nursing homes, I am trying to remain hopeful that those inmates,all of whom are either chronically disabled, frail aged or have psychiatric conditions, are not flung out to the community to deal with. It is hard to guage however what inhumane depths this Government will sink to in its obsessive quest to achieve a AAA rating in as short a time as possible. What is obvious is that the AAA rating is going to be achieved through causing immense hardship and suffering for a lot of Queenslanders.

Anonymous said...

Tony Abbott, when Howard Govt. Minister of Health, took $1.5 Billion out of the Health system and Australia is now suffering. Shortage of Dr's, Nurses, Specialists, Infrastructure etc. He needs to explain.

Tony Hillier said...

Hundreds of student nurses in Queensland have been left stranded by Newman's savage cuts. Unable to complete their training, they'll be forced to turn to other occupations to make a living, and may never return to a profession that is fundamental to the well-being of any health system. The consequences of his draconian "economic" [sic] measures will be felt for many years to come.

Alison Alloway said...

Howard's fixation with a surplus budget left us with a chronic shortage of Doctors, a fact which has been well documented and aired. The States were left to import Doctors from overseas hence our high proportion of Indian/Pakistani/African Doctors. Many of us believed this was a deplorable consequence, because those countries need their medical professionals, Africa in particular. Yes, as Tony points out, Newman's wild and unrestrained cost cutting is going to leave the State with a shortage of Nurses. One of the local Nurses here in Cairns points out that the average age of nurses in Queensland is well above the national average so we may reach that chronic shortage very quickly.
As has been said before, Newman's Government is fixated on one single issue, that of achieving the AAA rating at the cost of pain and anguish to the community. Perhaps they might like to consider that international investors are not likely to want to invest in a State where the health system is in tatters, the people very angry with their Government and the Government itself bitterly divided. I note that Ray Hopper has defected from Newman's party, and he cites that there are many more within the LNP very unhappy with Newman's policies. Frankly, I believe Newman who has had no Parliamentary experience, is inadequate for the role of Premier.

Anonymous said...

Entsch won't be preselected. Mark my words.

Anonymous said...

Abbott is expected, at this stage to win Government next year. If this is the case, then Entsch will certainly run again. The LNP may want Leichhardt as there will be a swing against the LNP in the rest of Queensland. Whatever he does, the media have made Entsch into a good ole matey mate, and he will be hard to beat.

Bazza said...

The cairns post is always quick to shorten their topic list when there is critisisum of right wing politics, up until the entsch drink driving story there was double shown as yesterday, very bias and selective.

Anonymous said...

Stenchy can thank his lucky stars Gavin "Rape me I'm Pissed" King wasn't in the car with him!

Mark Davis said...

Hi Alison. Howard had no such fixation. When he was Fraser's Treasurer something like 4 out of 5 of his budgets were deficit budgets.

When Howard was Prime Minister it was Peter Costello who delivered budget surpluses, despite Howard's inherent profligacy.

And if some of those surpluses had been spent on wealth-generating activities such as infrastructure, health and education, we would certainly be much better off than e are today.


In any event, there is nothing wrong with a modest deficit at the appropriate time.

Alison Alloway said...

Thanks Mark.
I have been ploughing through George Megalogenis' book, "The Australian Moment" and looking at the performances of the various Treasurers. Yes, Howard delivered deficit budgets just as Labor treasurers also delivered surplus budgets at various times. I agree there isn't any danger in budgeting for a modest deficit.