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30 April 2013

BOB MANNING AGAIN EXPOSED AS DIMWIT, LIAR, BRAIN DEAD AND BOGAN MAYOR OF THE YEAR

Well, Bob "Sleepy" Manning and his (dis)Unity Team have been exposed today for all to see as pathetic, compulsive, and retrograde LIARS.


Despite being told again and again by professionals across the city prior to last year's election, there was never any hope of appreciably reducing the costs of the Val Schier Council Entertainment Precinct. 

We said it.  Again and again.  We said it on this blog.  We said it in writing to Manning and all his "team".  And now what do we find out?  

After pissing away commitments from the state and federal governments to the tune of some $100M, the "Manning Plan" is confirmed to cost $94M.

WITHOUT the land
and 
REQUIRING the Newman government to pay some $20M to relocate the Ports North Building and staff.

Val Schier's plan is looking to all as the well-planned model, and Manning is looking more like a jackass every day.

This kind of fuck-up is world class.  This is lying to the 3rd Power.  This is ineptitude that makes Julia Gillard look like Winston Churchill.  Manning in fact was on the record saying 'if Claire wants to see a show, we go to Sydney or Brisbane to see it'.  

"Qu'ils mangent de la Brioche", translated means "fuck the ratepayer in Cairns, I can do what I like with my big public pay-packet" 

HILLBILLY WATCH IS ON THE RECORD - MANNING NEVER HAD A PLAN BUT INSTEAD WAS CONNED.  WHEN YOUR IQ IS BARELY ABOVE YOUR PULSE, IT'S EASY TO BE CONNED.

WE REPRINT OUR BLOG OF APRIL 10 IN THE HOPE THE BLOCKHEADED UNITY TEAM SHOVES IT UP THEIR ARSE!

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One commitment made by Val Schier to Cairns at the 2008 election was more "openness" and "transparency" in local government.  Not easy to do when a culture of secrecy and outright hostility to the public had been the norm from the Kevin Byrne council (and the Peter Beattie state government, and the John Howard federal government).

However there has been quite an increase in openness - an increase that allows us to easily call Bob Manning a liar in statements he made this morning on John MacKenzie's Hillbilly hour.

Manning claimed "Val Schier and the 2008 council voted to not proceed with the Hartley Street Theater Site after they were elected".  


BOB MANNING DISCUSSES HIS FUTURE
WITH HIS "BLACK HAND", KEVIN BYRNE.
BYRNE IS THE LITTLE MAN.
THIS IS A LIE, Bob.  And the available council documents prove you're a liar.

In the 2006-2007 Cairns City Council Annual Report, the Byrne council reported that planning had been done for the Hartley Street site, and the preferred concept included (page 155) "a public car park with over 400 spaces".  As Annette Sheppard, member of that council has confirmed, there was no place to put 400 cars on that site and it was abandoned.    

In the 2007-2008 Annual Report, the project has disappeared from Council planning.  Not one word about this project, not one dollar expended on its development. 

As everyone knows, this was because the Byrne council voted in 2007-2008 to discontinue work on the Hartley Street site due to lack of parking, lack of connection to the Convention Centre, and inability to get any funding from the State or Federal governments.  The project was dead before the Schier council was ever elected!

While the Shier council reviewed the Hartley Street site upon taking government, they too quickly agreed that it was inappropriate and unworkable.  This vote included Marge Cochrane and Alan Blake, who now desperately try to rewrite their history on this project.  They voted to kill Hartley.  They voted to site the project on the waterfront.  FACTS.  They voted "aye".  

Now Manning wants to LIE and claim the Hartley Street site is again on the table?

Lying as a campaign strategy is never a winning idea, Bob.



46 comments:

ruby, mad as hell said...

This man is nothing but a bullshitting inept old fool. BOB MANNING, VAL SCHIER'S CONCEPT OF THE ENTERTAINMENT PRECINCT INCLUDED:-

* A multi storey car park on the old Post Office site, with a covered walkway to the theatre
* Extensions to the Cairns Convention Centre, being linked up to the performing arts theatre
* A public plaza
* A new performing arts theatre
* An exhibiting museum

It was a PRECINCT Bob. PRECINCT. Do you and your Unity Team or arse lickers understand the word??? (Apologies to Richie Bates, he voted to retain the Entertainment Precinct.)

And BOB MANNING we had almost all the funding. ALMOST ALL OF IT, WHICH YOU, YOU DICKHEAD, YOU HALF WITTED BUMBLING OLD FOOL GAVE $53 MILLION OF WHICH BACK TO THE STATE GOVERNMENT THE MINUTE YOU WERE ELECTED. WHERE WERE YOUR BRAINS THAT DAY??

Now thanks to you and your ineptitude, we will most likely never see these items, not for many many years to come.
YOU AWFUL ARSEHOLE. Don't think we will ever forget either, you lying turd.

Anonymous said...

And Pearl was first one on to spread more lies about the project that was axed by Manning. Pearl, you're not even in the CRC area anymore, so just stick to matters that concern your own backwater. Maybe King can stick his failed bootcamp in your street... Where is King by the way ? He hasn't been on 4 CA for ages and today Macca allowed the obnoxious Bill from Brinsmead back on for the first time. Bill was booted off because he was complaining to much about King's incompetence. Now Macca seems to be promoting "Trouty " at the expense of the "King Prawn" and the campaign to refurbish the old civic centre has begun.

Anonymous said...

HBW

Can you please accept the following request in good faith? Can you initiate a campaign where the mayors first name is never mentioned again on here. There is no need for name recognition. He is a liar and does not deserve the attention. Lets refer to him as the Liar of Cairns, the Mayor.

Anonymous said...

Don't leave it at a year HBW. I've seen Mayors come and go here for nearly forty years and I can't think of any that could beat the ineffectual useless bumbling Mayor we have at the moment. None have been so stupid as to throw away one hundred million dollars of up front public money because of his political fanaticism in 'getting even' That is how much Bob Mannining cares for Cairns

Anonymous said...

Why, hello?? Manning reckons he is going to the Federal Government for funds for the entertainment centre does he? Now why doesn't that surprise me? Here we go folks for another election issue. Its politics only for old Bob who doesnt give a shit whether or not we get a new theatre or not. "Clare and I always go to Sydney or Melbourne to see shows."

Anonymous said...

Interesting to see the Cairns Post has not posted any comments on today's article.

Anonymous said...

Anybody thinking of building a $200 million temple to ukulele players and their associated culture creatures on the side of a muddy river bank needs their head read!

Anonymous said...

I didn't see the cairns post mention that there was also an added cost to remove the perfectly good and workable Cairns Port Authority building and car park. That would have to be added to the bill.So the bill would be about 120
million.Under vals plan we only had to pay 58 million.Can we have Val back please.All is forgiven.We were wrong.Pearl really is a bat dropping on an old FJ holdens bonnet.

Anonymous said...

Gavin king needs to relize he is a one termer , he has hurt and destroyed so many familys, and workers in cairns with his cuts and sackings that they and their familys will never forget the pain and hurt he has caused,he needs to understand that some of the familys and elderly workers he has sacked probably did vote for him as he told many untruths and lnp propaganda to fuel his ego ,sad but true

Anonymous said...

Oh i see anonymous 19:15, So Bob's your uncle?

Anonymous said...

Anyhow where is blakey these days. I hope he hasn't left cairns

Bob R. said...

Dithering, slithering old Bob didn't just give back $57.3 million funding for the Entertainment Precinct to the Newman Government, he also gave back the $38 million for the CBD renewal. So now we read in The Cairns Post where the old fool is going to go to the Federal Government for funding for both the CBD and a new theatre. He's playing filthy politics with the future of Cairns. I've got no doubts that Albanese and the Gillard Government will say "No!" and it will then be on. Entsch will be spitting and spluttering away, spittle flying everywhere as he roars away, "We get nothing up here!" Here we go again.
We've lost it all. Lost the new theatre, the new multi storey car park, extensions to the convention centre, the new museum, upgrading the CBD, all thanks to the stupidity of Bob Manning and the cunning and deceit of Gavin King and John Mackenzie and the antics of Blake, Cochrane, Bonneau etc in the last Council. Meanwhile, Townsville powers on.
PS Dunno where Blake the Snake is these days. Havent seen his little red Noddy car around for a while. Margie Cochrane is having herself a jolly good old time sacking women at the Base Hospital.

Anonymous said...

Yes we did hear at one time the Boot Camp was to go out at Wangetti. Now that the LNP voters in Kuranda are all quaffing champers at their victory, and praising Trout as the superman who saved them all (never mind that he knew about the Boot Camp being established there in the first place), maybe it will now go down to Wangetti? The illustrious Pearl can then get busy and bake endless daintily iced cupcakes for the inmates. Maybe even teach some of the female inmates how to whinge on radio? Oh, what fun!

Anonymous said...

Where was BOBBY

The Compost and Sunday Mail have started asking questions about the boot camp tender process. Persons must be held accountable for the decisions that have been made so far that have cost the tax payers money and threatened the safety of the public. Who picked Safe Pathways and why. Awareness of this scandal has been made through the mainstream media particular the tender process.

There is now comment in the community that the boot camp manager Bobby was having a holiday in Mareeba not long ago courtesy of the Queen. On one hand you have the member for Cairns aligned to an alleged convicted fraudster and thief and generally dishonourable person who was shortlisted for the boot camp tender and on the other you have Safe Pathways who have no experience, no staff, no facility and who win a multimillion dollar contract and who give the managers job to an individual who appears to have an absence of two years on his resume.

Excellent investment into the states youth by the LNP government. We are all in Safe hands

Second Anonymous said...

What make this worse is that while the lying deceitful inept half witted demented old fool is losing money for Cairns hand over fist - he is at the same time collecting a $1Million salary for his 4 years of "service to the community"

Anonymous said...

Still no comments being published on Cairns.com blog Interesting isn't it that out "local" newspaper doesn't seem to allow comments on sleepy Bob and his dis-unity mob!

Anonymous said...

I notice the Paper Boys faithfull followers have stopped commenting on his shit F/B page, they have had enough of him and his puppetry. Fuck still another 2 years to go, thats if he dosen't pull the pin which is on the cards.

Anonymous said...

Comments on now. Silverbeet from the anoxic heights of Park Ridge spewing out his usual user pays BS and referring to latte set. What about the 1000s of school kids who use the crappy Civic Theatre each year? Hardly the latte set dickhead! He singles out the arts as somehow being different but does not mention user pays for use of other council facilities, like sport. What a crusty old fart he is. As for the little bald French guy with a squeaky voice who hates all wildlife, he is back with his usual rantings about crocodiles. De Spewface, go and live back in France where all their native wildlife is long gone. We are sick of your predictable crap, you little parasitic pest....

Seth said...

You're right Anonymous 18.38, thousands of school kids use the current Civic Theatre. Our kids need a place for their graduations and for the yearly eisteddfods. Yet the slimy, greasy LNP keep on saying only "artsy fartsy luvvies" use a performing arts theatre. What lowlife mongrels they are to deny our kids a facility which other commuities take for granted. Manning is clearly inept, an oily, weak willed bullshitter with no commitment to the people and city of Cairns, only his own grossly inflated ego. He's now saying a new theatre will take a lot more time. The lying cunning bastard never had any intention of ever building a new theatre in his term. As has been said in this forum many times, he fully ntends to hand the issue over to the next Council, like a poisoned chalice. Then off he skips with his $million salary.

ruby said...

Manning serves his own ego and his own sense of self importance. Ditto King and Entsch. All weak as piss, self-serving, egotistical bullshitters with oily tongues. None of them can handle angry people which is why they get old Mackenzie to Nanny them on his program to flatter them all and tell them what fantastic people they are and to keep the critics away from them. Cairns is going backwards at an alarming pace, yet our local representatives prefer to be in an ivory tower, like Princesses, being flattered and fed fairy cakes, to the harsh reality on the ground.

jim-bob jnr said...

Of course old Bob is going to the Federal Labor Government for funds for the CBD make-over and the new theatre. BOB LOVES TO PLAY POLITICS. He doesnt give a shit about the people of Cairns, not a shit. No, he and Clare go to Brisbane or Sydney or Melbourne to see shows. So get rooted, he says, to all of you who cant afford it. He dont give a shit. Yep he chucked all the State Government funding back to Campbell Newman, and no doubt sucked up to him, and probably discussed with Newman how he would then go to the "GILLARD" government to get funding NYUK NYUK NYUK. Yeah this would really appeal to old Bob. So instead of being a MAYOR and looking after the needs of the city and the interests of the people, this old bastard is going to play politics. You can bet your last dollar that when the Federal goverment tell him to get stuffed, he will be on Mackenzie screaming blue murder. Yeah I can see it all feeding straight into Entschs election campaign. The whole boody deceitful slimy cunning campaign whereby its only about the LNP getting themselves elected and not about us in the community.

Anonymous said...

Liar of Cairns, the Mayor. Short sighted voters now (hiding in the closet) elected the Liar of Cairns, the Mayor. A million bucks over 4 years to lie and deceive people. Voters elected the Liar of Cairns, the Mayor and his useless band of story tellers. The shameful truth is that Cairns people voted for this dysfunction and now we will all suffer from lost opportunity and the indignation we are a city leaderless.

Anonymous said...

Manning is a dissembling bullshitter alright. No two ways about it. I agree. He will hand over the theatre issue to the next Council and I haven't any doubts that was his intention and his Councils all along. Then they will take their huge salaries and all piss off somewhere. SO LONG SUCKERSSSSSSSSS! So what happens next, after Manning has shat all over the city like a flying fox?
The next Council get left with it after nearly full 20 years of the first approaches to the council for a new theatre. By this time people will all be screaming about how they have to drive down to Townsville to see a good show and the kids have got nowhere for their graduations blah blah blah.
The new council will then have to fluff around, get more quotes, and consultations and find the bloody money all over again. Then it will be on again, the same bloody shit fight all over again led by Mackenzie and slimy, self serving LNP wannabes.
I reckon Cairns people, wake up to it. There will never be a theatre in Cairns.

Jethro said...

Does the old fool really believe the Federal Government will cough up the funding after he has given the funding back to the State Government?? What is Manning's state of mind? Is he sane or what? Does he think we are all stupid? Why doesn't someone force him to resign? He's so obviously out of his league as Mayor. He should be puddling away on a lawn green somewhere. Resign Manning, you old fool. BAH!

Alison Alloway said...

MEMO TO BOB MANNING:

"When the government gives you some funding, you take the money and run like mad with it."

Advice from the late Tom Pyne, Mayor Cairns Regional Council.

Anonymous said...

What is it with the LNP and their sexist attitude towards women? We see enough of it from our local LNP politician but now it seems to be open slather in the Qld Parliament with recent innuendoes towards the opposition leader from the likes of the state treasurer and joke of an education minister.Try and act like real men you gutless wonders.

Anonymous said...

I wonder whether Manning OWES the big boys (the white shoe brigade) LNP members a pay back for the amount of money they allocated him during his election campaign against Val? He now needs to bow to them at every opportunity. Super build up is looking healthy for this hopeless Mayor.

Tony Hillier said...

"When the government gives you some funding, you take the money and run like mad with it."

Too right, Tom! There was a wee bit of bluster, but very little in the way of bullshit or prevarication from old Tom. It was his council that instigated the Cairns Lagoon project, although "Crash & Byrne" stole much of the credit. Cairns would probably have no backpacker market without that facility.

The current crew of egotistical, self-serving no-hopers no doubt have Tom churning in his urn. What we have in place of old school, roll-your-sleeves up, get-things-done councillors and MLAs are intellectual pygmies revolving in ever decreasing circles. It's a political pantomime playing out with tragic consequences for Cairns and its residents.

Observer said...

Bob gave all the millions of hard won funding back in the hope that Campbell Newman would recommend him for a Knighthood. Well that's my first take on it. Alternately, King persuaded Manning to give it all back in the hope that King could get a ministerial portfolio. Lastly, Manning and King calculated that they would put pressure on the Federal Government and turn it all into a Federal election issue. The only other reason to explain giving back so much funding is that Manning is a simpleton. Take your pick.

JETHRO said...

Jesus H. Christ himself, latest news on the Courier Mail is that Newman is looking at sacking 66,000 state public servants. Is there no end to this madness? Who the hell voted for this madman?

Anonymous said...

Anonymous 10.30, sexism is a characteristic of the political far right wing. Locally, we saw the LNP swing into the worst ever public pillorying and villification of our very first female Mayor. They wouldn't let up because it was too much for them to accept. The LNP won't have any public female figures in the Far North. We hear on the grapevine that one of the local LNP is a wife basher. Then we hear rumours of another local LNP hoi polloi who enjoys a little crumpet on the side -. It shouldn't come as any surprise to hear LNP Ministers sniggering about "one night stands".

Anonymous said...

I did, and he's doing what he was voted in for, to get rid of all the bludgers on the Government payroll and i guess you are one Jethro.

Anonymous said...

Newman was on 4 CA denouncing "Citizens against Crimes" Barry Neal as an idiot. Actually he didn't know who he was at first, then called him an idiot. He also gave Pearl a serve and Pearl rang up afterwards to have a whinge about it. Quite hilarious really. Like King, Campbell cannot handle any criticism. King is still boycotting McKenzie's show and mad Bill from Brinsmead was allowed on again today ( after being banned for criticising Gav) to have a go at the Attorney General for being piss weak. MAAAAAACCCAAA !!!!!!

Anonymous said...

On wan king fake book steve green grass is the child prodigy of cairns being the 11 year old businessboy of the year gee steve you are fucking good

Bob R. said...

King boycotting Mackenzie?? Nah. No way. King will be up there again in that cosy little cubbyhole of a studio having his head patted fondly by ole rugnut and being slobbered over every few minutes and oh what a good boy he is. Old Nanny Mackenzie will have Bill and Ben and flowerpot men ringing in and fawning all over him. Pearl will croon him a love song and all will be forgiven.

Anonymous said...

Actually anon Newma was voted in for that reason. It was one of his 'promises' that no government worker would be used as a scape goat to help him achieve his misguided purposes. One hopes that you won't be waiting half an hour for an ambulance or a police officer before you start to see the true damage this man has been doing to this state both economically and socially. and don't keep blaming the previous government. If it was their fault why did Newman not call for an independent audit rather than this Costello scam to make up excuses for privatisation?

ruby said...

The Costello "Audit" gave the Newman Government the green light to introduce neo-liberalism into Queensland. The same neo-liberal economic policies followed by Dubya Bush and espoused by Tony Abbott. Politically, it has strong appeal to the right wing who see "government" as the cause of all ills. However, reducing the scope of government enterprise has been proven to have short term benefits only. The Newman Government are governing with only the short term in mind.

Alison Alloway said...

Anonymous 10.30 and 18.47, there can be no doubt that the Newman Government's policies have had an adverse impact on more female employment than male employment at this point in time. Women traditionally make up more of the public service employees. Ditto nursing, child and aged carers. These are the bulk of people so far who have lost their jobs due to Newman's cost cutting. There is speculation that Newman will reduce the public service by another 66,000 jobs through natural attrition in the next few years. This will limit again the jobs opportunities for women, more so than men. Women in Queensland will experience a huge shrinking of jobs available in administration, secretarial, I.T., nursing, education, child and aged care. For families dependent on that second wage, the impact will be severe. For women as a whole, the impact will be far reaching. Female unemployment will soar. It is interesting to note that there has been nothing but silence from women within the LNP on this; a very stark indication that women in the LNP have scant influence, unike the ALP where women's interests are always visible and on the agenda.
PS Anonymous 18.47, there is no need to bring up personal domestic issues on your posts. Surely you can make an intelligent comment without bringing in some individual's relationship problems?

Anonymous said...

Today's CP makes interesting reading about the Boot Camp fiasco -HBW a big "I TOLD YOU SO" should be awarded to you for your insightful articles on the proposed BC on this Blog months ago! Can you please reprint those articles for those newbies who haven't followed HBW for as long as I have?

Liz said...

Very well said there, Alison. Yes, you made a very strong case about the LNPs bias against women without bringing up any personal stuff. I would like to see the feminist movement mobilise again and go into bat for the rights of women in Queensland. It is going to be needed like never before.

Jan from Kewarra said...

Interesting to note that Friday's announcement of the poor efficiency rating for the Cairns and Hinterland Health Service.

Services cannot be improved when you have just sacked over 300 staff. The Hospital Board's spin on this is that despite their poor performance on this analysis, that now that they have re-designed from the "inside out, and upside down" crap and resultant new restructure, that they will do better next time!!

Existing staff morale is so low, it is doubtful, if it can ever be restored.

Meanwhile, the residents of Cairns and surrounds are waiting and waiting and waiting, and still not getting into clinics to see a doctor about their medical or surgical treatment, even after a 12month wait!!!

According to the ABS, another 3,000people have moved to Cairns since July 2013 for a "Sea Change". Hope they brought their private health insurance with them!

Along with population growth, an aging population, a large chronic disease burden and reduced staffing levels and services at C & H HHS, an improvement in service delivery would surely be a miracle, would it not?

Anonymous said...

Jan, you forgot to mention the hundreds of patients from PNG, that get treatment at CBH, at the Qld tax payer's expense.

Anonymous said...

Hundreds hey anonymous 14:57? How about some real figures. Your mate Newman has already gutted the Tuberculosis Treatment specialist dept and sacked 300 health workers in his contempt for Far North Qld. They would be better off in Moresby than North Queensland anyway.

Anonymous said...

Well the latest from Springborg is that he has released a press statement in which he claims (listen to this) "All over Queensland nurses and health staff are asking me why doesn't the ALP join in a bi-partisan approach with the Government to condemn the Federal Government's health cuts."
BWAH HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA. Yeah as if nurses and health staff believe all the slash and burn was all from the Federal Government. As if nurses and health staff think that a handful of ALP members could do anything. What a lying scumbag Springborg is.

Anonymous said...

Jesus Anonymous 00.11. What deceitful bullshitting spin from Springborg. The LNP take gold bricks away from our hospitals and the Federal ALP takes away peanuts, so now the LNP blame a handful of state ALP pollies for the situation in our hospitals because they 'wouldnt join with the State LNP to get the funding from the Federal ALP?" WTF These bastards in the Newman Government stoop to every deceitful trick they can.

Bob R. said...

Well said Jan from Kewarra.
However what are those exact figures from the ABS on population growth in the area?