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4CA - Queensland's Home for Fake News Led by John "Cueball" Mackenzie

28 March 2013

JOHN MACKENZIE CHARGES LNP MINISTER ANDREW POWELL WITH CORRUPTION AND COLLUSION WITH MYSTERY "AMERICAN WOMAN"

Cueball John MacKenzie hates crocodiles.  We get it.  When he gets worked up, he claims there are "hundreds" of crocs in the Barron River ready to eat our children at any moment.  Disregarding the fact that there are no homes built in the Barron River floodplain.

Minister for Environment Andrew Powell released the LNP policy on crocodile management in Cairns to the community last December.  Fair to say MacKenzie has been livid with rage about the issue since then.  How dare "his" ministers defy "his" wisdom?  

MacKenzie then dragged a crocodile farmer from Gordonvale into the argument, one Keith Cook.  MacKenzie has been spruiking a plan they hatched up to bag all the local crocodiles for $70K per year - a small fraction of what the Queensland Government cost would be to catch and relocate.  Australian Croc Traders of course is happy to kill them for fun and profit.

Cueball even promoted this $70K solution to Joh Bjelke Newman during a phone call on Tuesday.  Clearly cautious of getting embroiled in any of MacKenzie's schemes, Newman demurred to Minister Powell.

But Minister Powell is the enemy now, you see??  Because
he's been "seduced" by the (nameless) "American woman
THIS "AMERICAN WOMAN" IS NOW THE SUBJECT
OF JOHN MACKENZIE ATTACKS AS THE
REASON WE STILL HAVE CROCODILES
who owns Australia Zoo".  Easy to attack the "foreign woman" for her financial motives - a lot harder when the "foreign woman" is the widow of nature superstar Steve Irwin, and daughter-in-law of Bob Irwin who is opposed to crocodile culling as well.  Bob Irwin has been manipulated locally in a "save the dugongs" campaign by MacKenzie and self-appointed naturist and Bob Irwin wanna-be, Colin Riddell.  At least Bob Irwin's position is internally consistent.  Save the wildlife, and move what you need for humans to be safe.

  



Because as MacKenzie and Cook demonstrated yesterday, the battle lines are drawn:  save the crocs by moving them, or kill the crocs for profit.  So vociferous is the support by MacKenzie for Keith Cook's business it smells more like "cash for comment" - a complaint made more than once to the ACMA regulators.

Cook and MacKenzie then went on to charge Minister Andrew Powell with corruption as his electorate of Glass House is the home of the Australia Zoo and this wicked foreign woman who wants croc management instead of fat profits for Keith Cook's Australian Crocodile Traders.

MacKenzie is clearly becoming disillusioned with his LNP mates as he sees all of his ideas ignored or gutted.  But his charge of corruption against Minister Powell is a new low even for this broadcaster.


20 comments:

Vi L. Schumm said...

If McKenzie and his mates are really serious about the crocodile menace in FNQ they should ask for complete removal of all crocs. This must include shutting down local crocodile farms to avoid the risk of escape. Then our children and tourists will be completely safe.

Only problem is that the tourists may prefer go down south to see the crocs lovingly cared for by THAT AMERICAN WOMAN!

Anonymous said...

McKenzie had a go at the deputy Mayor for "backflipping" on the one-laning of Mcleod S.t and Grafton St. He then got a bunch of regular whingers to call up to get stuck into the hapless deputy, who basically acknowledged that the plans of the previous council re. these streets, including the Chinese heritage trail, were sound and that they were not going to change it. McKenzie was furious.Even more hilarious was a call from the Mayor to the King promotion hour yesterday in regards to the bat issue. McKenzie : "So Bob, what do you want to say about this issue ?" Bob :" I don't know, you rang me, I just got out of a meeting..." Bob sounded irritated and confused and refused to play along with McKenzie,..they are obviously all getting sick of him. Payback time, boys...

Anonymous said...

Someone should take mackenzie on a boat ride on the Barron as he would be shocked to discover that the river is north of the city,not in the city,apart from 4 homes across the road from said water at Machans there are no other homes that back on to it.I wouldn't swim in the creek for 1 million with or without crocadiles having been removed.It meanders through cane fields and there are a hundred thousand and one places for crocs to hide out between the old cause way and the mouth at Machans.If people think they will be able to safely swim in the river after crocadile management is in place then you might as well have a dip in the Daintree as well.

Anonymous said...

Another point.If croc management is in a crisis as mackenzie says and they are in there thousands (his words not mine)then maybe we shouldn't allow any future marathons etc that have swim legs.After all.We can't have thousands one day out of control and suddenly nil on a particular day that suits a marathon or special water activity.

Anonymous said...

Mackenzie is skating on very thin ice. He needs to be sacked as his rantings are no longer acceptable to wider society, including those across both sides of the political fence. I hope the Minister puts in a formal complaint to the radio station and they sack this sad fucker once and for all.

ruby said...

Mackenzie's rants are fuelled by as much misogynism as they are crocodile hating.

jim-bob snr said...

Ohhh I have just listened to this. This is just dreadful. To describe Teri Irwin sneeringly as "that American woman". Jesus Christ if Bob was alive today he would storm into 4CA and knock old rugnut a fucken sixer.

Anonymous said...

Heya Jim-Bob Snr, I think you may have meant Steve...and I think your right, he would of put Rug-nut in a death roll...lol...

jim-bob snr said...

I stand corrected, Anonymous 12.46. I must have had a real seniors moment. Thank you for pulling me up. Yes it was Steve who was married to the lovely Teri. I wonder if bloody old rugnut would have mocked Teri if Steve was still alive?

Dee said...

Mackenzie said on his program some weeks ago "there are signs up on our beaches that say 'if you step on the beach, you WILL be eaten alive by monsters!!' " Monsters being crocs in Mackenzie language. He stated it a second time on his show...in case anyone missed it, and therefore foolishly stepped foot on a beach. Seriously. I laughed so hard at his ludicrous statements...laughed on the one hand, nearly cried on the other in case by some chance someone actually had the stupidity to believe him! The sooner he's thrown off the air waves the better.

BOB R. said...

He also keep on saying idiotic things like "It's the Greenies who opposed the crocodile culling." If he bothered to spend some time reading and getting a bit of local knowledge, he would know it was the professional crocodile shooters themselves who lobbied the government to stop the killing because the crocs were fast disappearing. There is a book called "Crocodile Man" written by a Brian Peach which explains it all. The book is about the professional croc shooters of the North.

Anonymous said...

Ha ha! The rednecks can't even post their vitriol about fruit bats on the Compost blog any more, as the Townsville-based Cairns Times is not monitored on weekends and holidays. I note that people can get still get their comments published in the Bully, which is monitored every day....

Anonymous said...

Mackenzie is yesterday's man, out of touch with contemporary society. 4CA management need to drop him and find a new talk back host. Otherwise, their small audience will die out before they realise their strategic position in a dying radio age.Young folk thnk he is a loser!

Anonymous said...

I see that 4CA are now desperately running expensive TV ads promoting Rugnut's show. Do they really think people today are attracted to listening to a washed-up old hack on AM radio???

ruby said...

Mackenzie talks about the same ole same ole same old, ad nauseum. He never introduces new topics. He has the same ole same ole same ole people appearing on his program. Like Noel Pearson who has been the only ATSI representative Mackenxie ever has. Yet when you talk to the murris around town, they all say the same thing, "Pearson does not speak for me!"
Mackenzie peddles hate and division and has done enormous damage polarising this city. I agree 4CA should ditch him and bring on a young, modern talk back host, one with an open mind.

Anonymous said...

Nice thought Ruby but can you name ONE shock jock in Australian commercial radio that has an open minded point of view? They all lean so far to the right that the dreadful Macca almost seems moderate! I agree however that he has done inestimable damage to Cairns over the years aided and abetted by a local journalist/LNP member.

Anonymous said...

Pearson has been a long term LNP hack which was why Brisbane premier Newman backflipped over the cape funding cutbacks. One of his flunkies must have told him he actually had an ally in the deep north.

Anonymous said...

Anon @ 10.02A few years ago a uni student at a large uni in Australia did his thesis on the political leanings of talk back radio in Aust.He couldn't find any that had sympathies with Labour or the Greens,based on those that called in,the editorials by the jock and the bile that wasn't given to conservatives.

Anonymous said...

Macca was this morning banging on and on about the crocodiles. I though he was going to have a heart attack! Now its not just the children in danger, but the Chinese! On and on about the evil "American woman" whom he says controls Government policy on crocodiles.

He better be careful here though, as a glance at the 4CA website indicates that Australia Zoo Wildlife Warriors are one of their sponsors.

Anonymous said...

Maybe Terri's lawyers might be interested in some of Mackenzies transcripts? At least we might get rid of 'that old decrepit fart'