Sunday 23 March 2008

Factman is alive and well

CairnsBlog regulars (there's now 4,380 of you) will probably feel that 'Factman' is one of the family. Maybe like a naughty cousin that says the most inappropriate things at Christmas dinner, and we excuse, but still allow into our home.

On the 10th March, 'Factman' revealed his identity as Murray Langdale, none other that the Technical officer and Investigator at Cairns Works & Services, at Cairns City Council.

In the last two weeks of the Council election campaign, John Babet of the Cairns Ratepayers Action Group asked a number of public questions of the then Mayor, about missing records in the Mayor's official register of interests. In his many attempts to connect with the Mayor, Babet resorted to telephoning Kevin Byrne at home.

On radio, the Mayor called Babet a "notorious trouble-maker, which elicited a sharp response on this Blog from the covert "Factman".

As a public service, we reprint it here.

  • Posted by Factman to Cairns at Mon Mar 10, 04:01:00 AM
    Sent: Monday, 10 March 2008 4:01 AM
    Subject: [Cairns] Cairns Mayor referred to Crime & Misconduct Commission
    Factman has left a new comment on CairnsBlog "Cairns Mayor referred to Crime & Misconduct Commission...":

    I have met and had dealings with Babet and have found him to be a complete idiot and a serial troublemaker.

    Nothing he brings to my attention has any substance to it, he just makes trouble to satisy [sic] some inner turmoil.

    He has an inferiority complex and has an insatiable need to create trouble and bring attention to himself.

    Why else would he involve Kev's wife and daughter in all this? Kevin Bryne, has nothing to fear from this man.

    In fact, it is Babet who should now be shaking, as the Crimes and misconduct commission do not like being used in this way.
    You have gone too far this time.

    Shame on you Babet, shame.
From: "Fact Man"
Sent: Monday, March 10, 2008 8:23 PM
Subject: Aoology

Hello John,

I would like to take this opportunity to apologise for my rude and offensive posting about you on the CairnsBlog site.

I was over reacting to your phone message involving K Byrne's wife and daughter in any perceived wrongdoing by the Mayor.

I realise know that you had no intention of harming them.

I remember your name and face from some dealings years ago, and would be happy to meet with you upon my return.

Again I apologise for my comments about you made quite inappropriately by myself.

Yours faithfully,
Murray Langdale

From: John Babet
To: Fact Man
Sent: Tuesday, March 11, 2008 6:15 AM
Subject: Reply: Aoology

Hello Murray, I have never met you, nor know of you ... your Aoology [sic] Apology should be posted on the Cairns Blog ... any further action will depend on our meeting on your return ...


On 16/03/2008,

Hello Murray, in the absence of a Public apology on Cairns Blog, legal proceedings will be commenced ... you have 24 hours.

From: "Fact Man"
Sent: Sunday, March 23, 2008 3:12 AM
Subject: Re: Further to : Aoology

John .. I am presently on holiday in the UK.

I am only able to access gmail on a once a week basis. I need to return to Cairns and check my email history regarding you as I am sure I have dealt with you regarding a stormwater
easement at the rear of your property in 2003 sometime. If this is not the case I will offer you an apology on CairnsBlog.
I will be returning to Cairns on 7 April and will contact you shortly thereafter.
Murray Langdale

Sent: Sunday, 23 March 2008 7:53 AM
To: Fact Man
Subject: Reply: Further to: Aoology

Murray, I have no storm water easement ... have never met, or spoken with you!


Anonymous said...

Factman sic Fictionman sic Fraudman. A toxic mouth spouting garbage which defames one of Cairns Community Warriors. Oops sorry he says, mistook you for someone else ... with all the garbage he dispensed for ex King Boob he has the experience to now be put to work on collecting our garbage .

Anonymous said...

Whilst the Community defends everyones right to say what they want, We should all bear in mind that Freedom of Speech does not include defamation and abuse.
Blog contributors who get into personal abuse merely evidence that they don't have a rational point to place in the forum ... John Babet Cairns Ratepayers Action Group (CRAG)

KitchenSlut said...

For all the criticism, with which I agree, Factman was never a "toxic mouth sprouting garbage".

Why is it that all social hatred seems now to come from those who profess it as their political opposite?

After having a prominent letter published in the rightly maligned Post some time ago on Babet's illusions I would agree that the guy is a loudmouthed loony with the brains and understanding of a fruit bat!