Wednesday, 22 June 2011

''Get rid of the grubs, the bogans and the layabouts,'' - Kevin Byrne

A biting comment from former and wannabe return mayor, Kevin Byrne, on a Post article this morning...
  • ''Lets have a reality check here and look at some history.

    Cairns Central sucked the retail life out of the CBD and it is still recovering and now you have a CRC that wants to suck further life from it with a cultural precinct.

    Unless you have good shops, hotels and people living in the CBD and visitors to support the retailers this will be another white elephant project.

    It is not the trees and green spaces that will make the CBD thrive but PEOPLE. Be prepared to get rid of the grubs, the bogans and the layabouts and you might have a chance of reigniting the CBD.''

    - Posted by: Kevin Byrne of PNG 11:15am today
Is this a different sort of layabout than those that hog around at Villa Romana with a gobful of pasta and a gutful of free red wine? I wonder if someone has had too much sun and kava in the islands.

UPDATE...

The Cairns Post has now removed the comment although they haven't removed the other one from 'Kevin Byrne of PNG' on the Duyfken. Funny thing is their comments are supposed to be moderated.

6 comments:

Terry Vance said...

From memory, there have been other comments on The Cairns Post website which have also suddenly disappeared before too many people have seen them.

Terry Vance said...

From memory, there have been other comments on The Cairns Post website which have also suddenly disappeared before too many people have seen them.

Frank said...

The editorial staff probably realised that even an idiot would conclude from Byrne’s comments that the destruction of City Place as a pedestrian precinct (which the Cairns Post certainly does not oppose) is but one of a number of thinly-veiled attempts to get rid of the “grubs, bogans and layabouts” from the CBD, thus destroying its colour and diversity and turning it into yet another sanitised shopping ‘experience’.

:Kevin-John: Morgan. said...

Coming from the scumbag who parks his four-wheel-drive in bus zones and disabled zones whilst buying tickets for Lotto & newspapers from the Abbott Street newsagency, I find these comments from Mr Byrne ludicrous to say the least.
Mr Byrne, your time is coming, and very soon indeed, and you also do not have enough buses to transport those people North like last time with the Origines, ...OK???

Angel of water said...

Jah*strike*the*hammer..
Jah*revenge...
pork*sausages*do*job*from*inside.
pharmeceuticals*dr.death*private*hospital*hello...bye*Kev...bye*whitey...
Iron*is*hot...

Gurugirl said...

Stay there after he single handed destroyed clifton beach and create Moonoora Beach instead

Vote [1] SexiSam none of the other C***S are worth voting for... We need more in cairns then a valcano and a puke n lay lee festival