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24 February 2016

JIM BROOKS RADIO APPEARANCE SHOWS CONNECT CAIRNS TEAM A RATIONAL ALTERNATIVE - AND JOHN SCHILLING MAKES FERAL RANT ON BEHALF OF THE MISSING BOB MANNING

With HBW and others lodging complaints about the continual appearance of Unity Team candidates on Cairns' only local talk show causing 4CA grief, John MacKenzie relented and had Mayoral candidate Jim Brooks on to take (heavily screened) calls from listeners.


POLITICAL SUICIDE ISN'T PRETTY

One by one the usual parade of anti-everything callers lined up to take a kick at Jim Brooks.  And one by one they were left on the sidelines nursing their wounds.  Jim Brooks knows his shit, and as an experienced negotiator he's not the kind to lose his cool.

In frustration MacKenzie extended the planned hour to allow the Unity Team's designated arsehole from Division 2 a chance to drag the whole exercise into the mudpile. A man well-known to have an easily ignited fuse. A man clearly enjoying his $110,000 per year casual employment at our expense.

Councillor John Schilling, who has made no secret to anyone about his desire to take the "big chair", frankly has now disqualified himself from ever being considered for such a team-building position. 

A more deft political self-immolation hasn't been seen in years!

The only real question is why "Bankrupt Bob" Manning is afraid to face the competition and the ratepayers! 

We post for your listening enjoyment:  JOHN SCHILLING GOES FERAL!

45 comments:

Anonymous said...

As expected, the opportunity to talk to Jim Brooks on 4 CA Talkback was an utter sham. A lot of time was taken up by non council issues like the dredging iy the usual ratbags including that interminable bore Ron Crews and client change denier , extreme right Islamo-phobe and greenie conspiracy nutbag Bill of Mt. Sheridan.Schilling is a total idiot and his story about Wayne Swan taking the funding from the CEP is an utter lie. When he was still in the building industry he advocated bringing in cheap unskilled labour to undercut local tradies. Jim did very well by patiently and politely responding to all those extreme right wing nutters. The shock jock is absolutely shameless for allowing this Q & A to be conducted in such a one-sided manner.

taffy said...

Can't call him a councillor and certainly won't call him by his first name,that was disgraceful display of bad manners and pure malice the unprofessional schilling loaded on Jim Brooks today on Mackenzies show,schilling has a regular appearance on the radio where he coasts through all the mealy mouthed callers, and to barge in on this show with apparently Mackenzies blessing,poor show indeed,so glad Jim Brooks could come back and answer this twerp calmly and sensibly and knock the idiocy of schilling on the head.

Anonymous said...

Regardless of what 'side of the fence' one sits I have to agree that Mr Schilling didn't do himself any favours, discussion was quite "below the line" and did nothing to maintain whatever stature he has/d within the local community, not a good look at all and putting it diplomatically poorly thought out on his behalf, I think the chosen picture for this piece seems pretty close to the mark...he'll be reliving this one.

Anonymous said...



Brooks is rather impressive, was not sure about him but a nice change from the ferals. Had trouble deciphering Shilling. Sounded like a bitter old pill.

Anonymous said...

I thought Sixpence put the record straight, Brooks was telling bullshit as all greenies do.

Tony Hillier said...

An accurate appraisal from Hillbilly Watch. Showing admirable aplomb, mayoral aspirant Jim Brooks equitably but systematically responded to a series of largely inane questions from Cueball stooges, including a savage attack from the much disliked sitting councillor Schilling, with considerable sangfroid. I'll be surprised if Cueball invites him back. He's way too intelligent and logical for the two bobs (Manning and Schilling) and the "Four See Hay" listeners to handle. The burning question now is: are the masses bright enough to see the light?

Tony Hillier said...

Boy, do "greenies" — viz people who espouse radiantly intelligent environmentally friendly views — make right-wing bullshitters see red? It's not as though old ostriches such as Anon y Mouse 14:06 suffer from any lack of redness — in the face and particularly in the neck!

Anonymous said...

I usually find that those that shout "liar" loudest are usually the ones doing the most lying.

Anonymous said...



Schilling was the liar in this interview. Anything to keep being a leaner on the ratepayer.

Anonymous said...

Well then you must hang around with a lot of liars, anon 14:50. Fact is that Schilling is blatantly distorting the truth about the CEP funding and that Jim Brooks put him solidly in his place today. What a shameless liar !!! Schilling himself gets a dream run every time he is on talkback and is never exposed to any aggressive personal attacks or any hard questions.

CBD Warrior said...

Schilling did himself no favours, that's for sure. He sounded drunk and you could feel the spittle coming from the radio.

And you're right hillbilly about Manning - what's he hiding from? Taking screened questions at a $79 luncheon for the big end of town is unfair for the ratepayers.

I hadn't heard Jim Brooks speak before, and I was impressed with his thoughtful answers and clear grasp of the situation we face in Cairns. The MacKenzie brigade who wanted him to take a position on state or federal issues were put in their place by Brooks in a respectful way.

I'm leaning strongly now towards the Connect Cairns team now.

Anonymous said...

I think it's unlikely Schilling will get another run, as the Connect Cairns Candidate seems well connected with Division 2, intelligent and determined...BUT if by chance he somehow slithers over the mark and gets a second bite of the cherry, and Jim Brooks takes the Mayor's seat......how uncomfortable is Schilling going to be having to front up to his new Boss Jim Brooks after this messy dialogue? :p

Anonymous said...



I could not understand the but about batteries?

On CEP funding the best option was the full development, actually less operating cost shortfall than staged development. It also included a lot more, museum etc so cannot be compared to the current local hall type project.

Re the costs, it was very much a project that could have had state government ownership like convention centre. There were plenty of solutions to that minor issue but it would have delivered 250,000 million in construction meaning we have the skills now to vie for the convention centre roof and the pool projects. More housing higher rate revenue. Plus that type of development excites investors so we would be in a far better position now. No wonder Manning business went broke and no wonder Cairns is headed the same way,

Anonymous said...

Jim Brooks smashed them out of the park good luck Jim hope you win and have weekly slot on macca could make him squirm in to retirement

Anonymous said...

He is a lying grub . Who's running against him?

Anonymous said...

John Schilling is a grub, if Mckenzie is to continually allow this type of behaviour on his show he should leave town. He is a joke, you just have to laugh when he says such and such has just rang in, when the producer rings round for him.

Anonymous said...

Jim your investigation in to the working operation of the stratford maintenance depot reviled it to be a toxic envionment. When you get in please disburse the crews and close it down. Do the rate payers a favour and sove them some money. We need someone better than a used car salesman and a cronie JP in the beaches.

Anonymous said...

Fuck me, Councillors on $110k, Mayors on $220k, what a fucking gravy train! How about we pay these numbnuts at the same rate as many other regional councils do, around $30k for Councillors and $110k for the Mayor. Then let's see what happens, how many apply for the jobs? These grubs aren't worth a clump of cow bay shit, what are we paying them to actually do? As for Cueball, mate you are a stain on the side of my outdoors dunny.

Anonymous said...

Does John even live in division 2.

Anonymous said...

Does John even live in division 2.

Tom Sawyer said...

No, Schilling is Cathy Zeiger's neighbour in Division 3.

Anonymous said...

After listening to a bit of Brooks on the radio, didn't get to hear the hole thing, I got some bad news for the lefties on here. He is a total Greenie which is fine if that's your preference but there is a reason why the Greens only ever get 10-15% of the vote. I see him maybe getting about 30% of the vote. There isn't the same hate for the Manning council that there was for the Byrne Council when Val Schier was elected.

Cheers

Anonymous said...



Good point anon 21:04

In England I recall councillors did not get paid at all. I just looked up NSW and in rural areas can earn about $7,000 a year. The mayor about $30,000. Metropolitan Sydney the councillor gets between $17,000 and $26,000 per year. I read they considered raising councillors pay to $30,000 which is still low but fair as they still keep their day jobs.

So we overpay councillors and rates, we pay for a history of corruption.

http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/councillors-pay-rises-rejected/story-e6freuy9-1226632653278

Anonymous said...

This is unbelievable. People are now ringing up to complain that they were not given a fair go by Jim Brooks with their interminable whinge about the dredging !!! The first 3 callers hijacked the whole thing for over 35 minutes with utter bullshit which had nothing to do with council matters. Then we got more of the same after, before Shrilling's embarrassing meltdown.

Anonymous said...

Mackenzies lickspittles phoned in today saying Jim rudely cut them wile they were talking yesterday on talk back,Mackenzie today admitted it was he who cut the callers off and turned their voices down so you couldn't hear them.

Anonymous said...

Well done Jim. Calm, clear and smart as opposed to the angry, nasty Cr Schilling.

Cairns has gone backwards under Mannings mob with their 1950's, out-of-touch views, their cronyism and judgmental attitudes towards minority groups and women. Neither John Mackenzie nor the Cairns Post have put them under any scrutiny; rather, They've given them a dream run

Cairns people, we can do better than this. Bring on Election Day and give Jim Brooks a go.

Ian hodge said...

Schilling always the tough guy, bobs fall guy regarding paying early production costs to Kevin and Corey Austins business visual obsession which was conveniently forgotten and delayed early in the last election campaign, when pressure was put on, in went Schilling not knowing Corey is a karate expert himself, Result Schilling left with tail between his legs and Unity settled the account , taking advantage of small business. As Ritchie bates said the vote to put me in Rob pynes seat was de-railed by Mr Schilling disgusting behaviour in Council offices hence Ritchie abstained from the vote as I believe Schillings mates wife got favouritism over me (cathy Zieger)also it was alleged Bob is a distant relation to Mr Schilling , funny how things float to the top, something for the sleuths to check out. Hence my run at council this year is delayed as if I was fortunate to get a seat I could not sit in a room surrounded by a bunch of self-seving individuals that cannot think for themselves bar a couple, they don't represent your division , they represent Bob Manning, a bunch of sheep and a very poor representation for Cairns going forward, looking forward to their demise, .Kevin Byrne love him or hate him at least had some balls, cranes in the sky, he was in your face not hiding behind closed doors like Mr Manning.

Anonymous said...

One caller after the other came with negative feedback about Jim Brooks today. What a coincidence. Not a single caller to support him ? Either people who support Jim Brooks do not listen to that crap show (likely) or they are not allowed on (likely as well).McKenzie tried to come across all innocent and objective, but this whole charade was so blatantly obvious that it was too painful to listen to.

The shock jock has now successfully made this whole election about dredging as far as his listeners are concerned and the hillbillies are polishing their pitchforks with neo Nazi "Bill from Mt. Sheridan" leading the lynch mob.

Anonymous said...


Anon 8:40 I am slightly right of centre and see him as far better for the economy so why should a greens tag bother me? Like AGL admitted yesterday not going green is the financial risk these days. Is not about beliefs or science any more, but about the bottom line.

AGL BOSS SAYS.... " The boss of Australia’s largest emitter of greenhouse gases says his company needs to be out of the “CO2 emissions business” regardless of what they think of the science of climate change, simply to manage the financial risk. "

So largest emitter says it pays to be green but Cairns says no because of inbred stupidity? Why we go backwards in this town.

shanghai said...

fuck the election de leverage de leverage have no debt

Tony Hillier said...

Rumour has it that there'll be an interesting statement broadcast by Cueball MacKenzie at 9:05 am and repeated around 6:10 pm on Four See Hay tomorrow. One can only hope it involves ingestion of a reasonably large portion of excrement pie.

Anonymous said...

HBW is our only voice of reason. I suggest a regular weekly article espousing the qualities that Jim will bring to the Cairns table. Fuck the ComPost and Cueball the gerbil lover. Social media is becoming the main platform for truth worldwide. Although Cairns is a hillbilly town and a lot of its residents still prefer pigeon mail, we need to get the message out on social media. I believe there are many out there who are now seeing through the Mannings, Entsch's and the Cueball's and they are starting to realise that they have been duped for years by fast talking car salesmen and bureaucratic spin doctors. Just look at the USA and the 'Hitler and Hitlery show'. It proves that the people (us) have had a gutfull of mainstream bullshit politicians who take huge salaries and rorts yet leave the rest of us worse off. The pendulum is swinging against you useless pricks and we've had enough.

Anonymous said...

Ha ha shanghai you're a funny bastard. We need debt bro, how else can we fund fruitless wars in other countries and continue to lick Uncle Sam's ass? And we gotta pay for all those Pollies and their rorts, as well as pay the unemployed stoners to stay unemployed! And don't forget how we give away billions to other countries residents while our own people suffer. But don't worry, we will take in more refugee bomb makers who will eventually blow up something big, which in turn will ensure that George 'Beaker' Brandis, Attorney General and full time bullshit artist, will spend billions more on pointless security. Argh yes Australia, the lucky country which unfortunately is not the unlucky country c/o the vermin in power.

Alison Alloway said...

I hope Jim is prepared for the long campaign of spite, malice and vindictiveness, backstabbing, plotting and confected "scandals" that will be launched at him should he topple Manning. These arrogant boyos with the "born to rule" mentality don't accept defeat with grace. As we have all witnessed when Schier toppled Byrne!!

Anonymous said...


Alison, Then the campaign of spite, malice and vindictiveness, backstabbing, plotting and confected "scandals" cripples the economy but the self appointed 'economic" geniuses are too stupid to see it.

Alison Alloway said...

After listening to John Mackenzie's apology this morning, I'm beginning to think that the dirty boyos of Cairns may well have met their match.

Anonymous said...

Gee, wasn't Charlie Woodward careless with the truth in his letter to the Post today.!

Anonymous said...

What did he say?

Anonymous said...

I would love for Jim Brooks to win the election if only to wipe the smug grins off the faces of those redneck assholes.

Anonymous said...

"Bunker" Schilling is a nutcase. Ask him about how he has prepared for "Armageddon"

Anonymous said...

Annon 18:24, I heard that as well mate!! Apparently ol mate Shilling is a 'prepper' and is preparing for WW3 or the end of the world or some shit like that. I don't think his 'bunker' will do him much good when global warming causing the sea to rise or a Cat 10 cyclone floods the queensland Coast and fills his bunker with water!! At least we will be able to follow the breadcrumbs to his 'lair' and smack him over the head and take his hoard of gold, water, weapons and food! Dickhead

Anonymous said...

Charlie Woodward has jumped on the rectangular stadium, greenie scare campaign. Isn't he the bloke who built that atrocious Harbour Lights? What vision!!!

Bliss Housekeeper said...

Excellent script for a stageplay; Cairns has talent! The Goons started on radio, the elderly will remember and this script had me in stitches, rip snorter. Schilling must have been a laugh to listen to in the chambers, he has a hint of Monty Python talent. I cannot believe they have named a show after Mackenzie then again I cant believe how many people in Cairns still rely on Murdock's mainstream media to remain informed!

Anonymous said...

Charlie didn't build Harbour Lights it was George Chapman and his mates.

Bob R. said...

I'm all in favour of a rectangular stadium. But didn't bloody Entsch promise this last election? Oh well he can always dangle it in front of the voters again. I reckon it would be good for a couple more elections yet.