WES FANG’S “RATEPAYERS ASSOCIATION”, WAGGA
(?) versus (?)
“RIVERINA-CITIZENS’ MOVEMENT FOR HERITAGE, COMMMUNITY & CHARITABLE INTERESTS”.
FAKE NEWS - PRIME 7 NEWS. “Prime 7 News” TV report on 18 January 2017, purporting to present “even-handed” (Ha- Ha-Ha !!!) comparisons between the above two groups, has provided, to the increasing number of observers “with eyes to SEE”, a ‘gratuitous’ serving of cynical merriment.
MR FANG - “THE DUZZENTMATTA CANDIDATE” ?? Many local readers will have long noted that local TV Media is ever so fond of repeatedly affording Mr Fang, TV promotional profiling, enabling the all-knowing Mr Fang to deliver his frequent unwanted opinion on everything that doesn’t matter. As an intending political ‘Candidate’, does this make Fang “The DUZZENTMATTA CANDIDATE”??.
LOOK FOLKS !! HERE COMES THE NATIONAL PARTY’S “ANOINTED ONE” !! Fang, being a long “ANOINTED” upcoming Political Representative for the National Party, is merely being given a ‘free ride’ by the obliging TV Propagandists, in order to make him “readily identified and ‘acceptable’ to the local and Regional voters” when finally the Nationals choose to field him as a Candidate, heralded as a ‘Dedicated,Community Conscious Hero’ who has lavishly devoted so much of his time in SERVICE to the Community’ !! Bring on the fanfare. Don’t choke on your chopsticks, folks.
SCRAPING THE BOTTOM OF THE BARRELL ? OR …..SOMETHING ELSE ? Fang’s somewhat “meteoric rise” within the NSW Executive of the National Party in recent years, is ‘notable’, and an honest explanation of this ‘rise’ and ‘Anointing’, and its far reaching purposes, would be more than embarrassing to the National Party.
KEEPING THE “PRO-FANG PROPAGANDA FEST” ALIVE. The above TV presentation, rather than, in fact, presenting a comparison between two (quite dis-similar) groups, was smoothly hi-jacked by Prime 7 News and converted into another corny Pro-Fang Propaganda Fest.
PRIME 7 NEWS. SUCH UN-ORIGINAL “SKILLS” OF BIAS !! MORE FAKE NEWS. Prime 7 News cynically presented a miniscule segment of Ms Sharp’s interview, just enough to demonstrate to viewers that there was, ‘supposedly’ rivalry between the two groups.
They then proceeded to grant the “Anointed” Mr Fang their usual favoured public profiling (his ‘Pre-Election ELECTIONEERING !!), via an obviously longer exposure on the TV screen. But, for them, that was not enough. They clearly gave him other content of Ms Sharp’s interview which was not shown on the screen, and gave him opportunities, not only to contest elements of Ms Sharp’s interview-statements UN-OPPOSED, but also to distort and to deliver ‘out of context’ commentaries on Ms Sharp’s statements to the interviewer. Similarly(?), Ms Sharp was not given the opportunity to retort. “Even- handedness”, huh !! APPLAUSE, APPLAUSE .
PRIME 7 NEWS BELIEVES :- THEY CAN FOOL “ALL” OF THE PEOPLE “ALL” OF THE TIME. Effectively, Prime 7 News set out to blind-side Ms Sharp and to thereby Promote Mr Fang. Old, old Media tactic. Another case of the Politically Privileged being rescued from self- delusion-land and supposedly re-inforced in politically-favoured status. Prime 7 News obviously believe that they “CAN fool ALL of The People ALL OF THE TIME” - perhaps even Fang ?? (Heaven Forbid !!)
THOSE DARN “FANTASY SPECS.”. Then, Mr Fang, why do we perceive, ominously, that your political “Free Ride” is about to come to a disappointing end which may not be visible to you through your Fantasy spectacles ??
“TOUGH CHEESE” ….. FOR WHOM ? Since Ms Sharp was denied, by Prime 7 News, the even-handed courtesy of retorting to Fang’s gratuitous comments, we’ll attend to that matter now, but we think that Fang would rather have had the spontaneous verbal response on TV. Mr Fang may thank Prime 7 News for much of the following .
We address Mr Fang’s erudite pearls of wisdom below, but not necessarily in the same order as they were pronounced on the god-box.
FANG FIDDLES A FEW FACTS. Commenting on the numerous aspects of COMMUNITY concerns (NOT expressly nor individually necessarily the responsibility of Council) expressed by Ms Sharp, which concerns Prime 7 News deceitfully and un-cleverly did not display for viewers, Fang deceitfully ‘cherry-picked’ “Housing, Drug use and Crime”, and suggesting that Ms Sharp had said that these were matters for Council, he adopted his ‘Wise Man’ visage, complete with faintly furrowed brow, and declared that such matters were not part of Council responsibility. So ?? Ms Sharp did not say that they were.
But we have some GENEROUS uncomfortable “howevers” for Fang, ensconced in his familiar cosy world of fluff and flummery.
a). HOUSING. Without even trying, the following Council responsibilities concerning “Housing”, come readily to mind :-
i). PUBLIC HEALTH. For example, during and following local floods; Rubbish removal; Sewerage and Drainage; Prevention of Livestock Slaughter by Refugees, for human consumption, in their back yards or houses in Residential areas;
ii). PLANNING, BUILDING. Town Planning/Planning new Housing Developments; Development Approvals; Building Approvals, and progress Inspections.
iii). INTENDED HOUSING DEVELOPMENT FOR ‘PRIVILEGED’ NON-AUSTRALIANS. In respect of the now defunct(?) Chinese Trade Centre, Council obviously considered Major Housing Development for the 4,200 Communist-China families (around 20,000 people ??) which the Proposers of the project laughably claimed were required to staff and operate the Chinese Trade Centre. It requires no genius to ‘guess’ exactly where this “Enclave” would have been built .
b). DRUG USE.
THE EFFECTS OF DRUG ABUSE IS NOT A PUBLIC HEALTH ISSUE ?? Whilst Council provides some diminutive Community Health/Social Programmes, and some Nursing Services for Babies, and periodically euphorically propagandises non- effective Programmes, and Council has always had a Public Health role in respect of Shops where food is handled/served, Council’s neglectful lack of interest in one of the most serious Health scourges, illicit drug-use, is abysmal. There is no lobbying to State government for EFFECTIVE local Drug Rehabilitation Services, and no offer of Council land where such a facility might be constructed. The land which earlier had been ‘secretly’ considered for the 4,200 Chinese families purportedly required to operate the Chinese Trade Centre (stop laughing !!), could easily be made available. According to Police in recent years, Wagga is the second worst area for drug-abuse in NSW. Wagga Council has every opportunity to do their bit in turning the tide of the drug scourge which continues to destroy Australian families in this region. Wagga Council’s very recent pronouncements that they will ‘partner with Police in the fight against crime’, rings rather hollow when Council squanders real opportunities available to it.
COUNCIL “PARTNERING” WITH POLICE, FIGHTING CRIME. Despite Mr Fang’s un-clever pronouncement that Council is not responsible for dealing with ‘Crime’, Council proudly and publicly declare that they are partnering with Police in the fight against Crime.
Additionally, within Council there is a great deal of ‘shady behaviour’, corruption and other highly suspicious and deceptive activity.
COUNCIL CRIMINALS INVESTIGATING COUNCIL CRIMINALS. With the ever frequent use of “Commercial in confidence” strategy, clearly this Council has no intention to observe any genuine level of ‘transparency’ and honesty with the Public. If Council was being sincere in their pronouncements that they were partnering with Police in the fight against Crime, their first ‘port of call’ should be themselves, for clearly there are matters of criminal behaviour within this shady and corrupt Council.
GENERAL MANAGER IS EXEMPT FROM THE LAW. “SHERIFF” CONKEY SAYS SO ! All of Wagga is aware of the recent “public ‘misbehaviour’ “ of Wagga Council’s General Manager Mr Eldridge, at Wagga Airport. All of Wagga is aware that Mayor Conkey generously relieved the Police and the Local Court from dealing with the matter. Perhaps Mayor Conkey will now assume to himself the authority to deal with ALL local Crime, and provide our Police and Court with some much needed respite. Has Mayor Conkey now appointed himself as the SHERIFF OF WAGGA WAGGA, and Magistrate of the Local Court? So, there you have it, Folks. If you have a brush with the Law, just see Sheriff Conkey and he’ll straighten it all out for you, yessiree !!! (Ha ha ha .)
In merely summary form, here are just some other highly suspicious Council issues to be ‘clarified’ to the Public :-
1). Re the Chinese Trade Centre - (a). The ‘Mayoral Task Force’ which NEVER consulted with the Citizens. (b). The ‘Gong Cha’ or ‘High Tea’ delivered to ………?? (c). The $50,000 cost of proposed “Bill of Sale” etc. (d). Various Planning etc ‘Studies’ costing many thousands of dollars. (e). Council knowingly ‘negotiating’ with Criminal Immigration Fraudsters. (f). The ‘Trojan Horse’ of the 4,200 Chinese families.
FANG’S “FRESH SET OF EYES” LOOKING, LOOKING …….THE “WRONG WAY” . The fact that Fang has never displayed interest in this WASTEFUL & EXPENSIVE charade, the Chinese Trade Centre, is no simple ‘omission’, and it is not because he doesn’t know how to saddle and ride a Trojan Horse, nor because the cheap “Made in China” saddle and Trojan Horse were, as usual, ineffective copies of the real thing !! Mr Fang’s “Fresh Set of Eyes” were conveniently looking in other directions.
“FORBIDDEN CITY” - OF WAGGA’S COUNCIL & THE GOOD OL’ BOYS !! Over 100 questions, re the Chinese Trade Centre, were put to Wagga Council and NEVER answered. The mysteries and secrets of China’s ancient “Forbidden City” are more likely to be uncovered than those of our own local ‘Forbidden City’, Wagga Wagga Council. Can’t blame Kendall’s “CATTLE-CLASS” for this, Folks !!
CONFLICT OF INTEREST - UNDECLARED PRIVATE BUSINESSES IMPROPERLY PROFITING ?? 2). Then there are ‘anomalies’ relating the Airport Car Parking businesses, and other ‘anomalies’ in respect of ownership of Airport Hangars etc BY Elected Councillors, BY certain employed Council Staff and certain local “VIP’s”. Also there are a number of private Business interests of Mr Eldridge potentially capable of acquiring “favoured” business opportunities from Wagga Council.
WILL COUNCIL PAY TO PROTECT THE PUBLIC FROM MR ELDRIDGE ?? 3). The secret Remuneration Package for Mr Eldridge is a colossal outrage. The apparent “threats” etc which have followed him to Wagga, raise many questions, e.g., (a) Is his excessive Salary etc necessary in order to meet blackmail demands from ‘someone’, or to pay for unusual security (bodyguard) protection ? (b). Does he have ‘AVO’s’ against ‘others’ ? (c). Has he been subjected to ‘Death Threats’ and from whom ? (d). In truth, should ANY person with such a background, be even employed by Wagga Council ??
GEN. MANAGER ELDRIDGE PROTECTED BY COUNCIL WHEN HE VIOLENTLY ABUSES AND STANDS-OVER PERSONS IN PUBLIC PLACES. So far, we have observed that HE has unloaded bullying, standover behaviour on others, in Public, but Council is not providing the Public generous financial assistance to protect them from Mr Aldridge.
$2.4 Million “DISAPPEARS” FROM COUNCIL COFFERS. THEN GEN. MANAGER “DISAPPEARS” ……..WITH FULL PAY AND REDUNDANCY “ENTITLEMENTS”. 4). Former General Manager, Pinyon, has disappeared to Loddon Council in Victoria, following the IMPROPER “investment” of $2.4 Million of Wagga ratepayers funds in an enterprise which later collapsed. Pinyon and Kendall must re-imburse the Council.
SINCE WHEN HAS COMPULSORY FOREIGN GROG-GUZZLING AT RATE-PAYERS’ EXPENSE, BEEN ADDED TO THE ‘DUTY LIST’ OF THE MAYOR AND GEN. MANAGER ? 5). The German Beer-Fest for Eldridge and Kendall very likely cost Wagga Rate-Payers over $20,000, and both of them would have been on full pay and allowances for the duration.
There is no evidence that this “expenditure” will measurably repair much of Wagga’s appalling roads, nor in any way defray other Council expenses. Kendall and Eldridge are required to re-imburse Council in full.
ELDRIDGE ATTENDS TAMWORTH COUNTRY MUSIC FESTIVAL – FOR NEW IDEAS ON HOW TO MEND WAGGA’S APPALLING ROADS ?? 6). In keeping with his established self-interest, arrogance and audacity, Eldridge has driven to the Tamworth Country Music Festival - with an UNEXPLAINED “STOP” (obviously Private Business, whilst on full pay from Wagga Council) along the way. ========================================================================
DEPUTY FANG’S “UNPAID”, GO NO-WHERE, WORK RELATIONSHIP WITH COUNCIL. About his own ‘Ratepayers group’, Mr Fang, faithfully subservient to the un-profound New Age linguistics, declared, “It’s about building a working relationship with Council.” WOW ….. I think !!! If he’s going to have a continual ‘working relationship with Council’, he obviously doesn’t have much confidence in his ability to efficiently resolve Ratepayers’ problems with Council. And no-one wants to see an already incompetent Council wasting more time with in-effective political “show-offs” and grandstanders. Finally, how much of his own UNPAID time is Fang ever so generously offering, and just what volume of purely Council issues does Fang believe that his Ratepayers’ group has accumulated ?? Is Fang planning to become Official External Deputy to the Mayor ?? Deputy Fang, even ?? ==========================================================================
“VICTORY” FOR FANG - POSSIBLY A MIND-BENDING 5% SUPPORT !! Concerning his Ratepayers group, Mr Fang says that they have 300 “Likes” on their Facebook page and that therefore his group has been embraced by the community. So, 300 out of Wagga’s Voter population of (?) thousands is around perhaps 5% ?? Wow !! A truly magnificent Community ‘embrace’, Mr Fang. Are those the kind of figures which you expect to wheel you into Parliament one day ?? In that case, we look forward to competing with you at the next election !!
“POPULARITY” - A FETISH OF DELUSIONAL POLITICAL ASPIRANTS. A rational and sincerely motivated person on a mission to serve others, never considers his ‘popularity’. The popularity hang-up is a well known fetish of those attuned to the delusional aspirations of political grandeur, and thus it is understandable why Mr Fang feels impelled to imagine that, his only two friends having each placed 150 “Likes” on his Facebook page, this elevates his popularity and public acceptance.
FANG - THE “SELF-MADE MAN”. IT’S JUST THAT HE HASN’T FINISHED THE JOB YET. Once again, Mr Fang, you reveal your penchant for Juvenile self-indulgent Fantasy and Delusion - scarcely the character attributes of one who aspires to positions of “Leadership”.
FANG - TOO “ABOVE” THE “UNDIGNIFIED” HARDSHIPS OF REALITY TO EVER BE “IN TOUCH” WITH THE REAL WORLD. About 40 years of enjoying the hardships of Reality in the world where real folk live, would inculcate the necessary humility and honesty required - you will find that in the world of those “lesser folk” beneath your imagined superior social class. Such an experience will also reveal to you just how much you really are presently “out of touch”. ==========================================================================
THE SELF-APPOINTED GENIUS, ON PLASTIC PEDESTAL, TO PASS JUDGEMENT UPON US !! OH WOE, OH WOE IS ME !! When asked for comment about Ms Sharp’s group, adopting his most professional “Serious Look” perfectly coalesced with his long cultivated “All Knowing Air”, he responded, “We’ll wait and see what it looks like first”. We are ever so relieved that Wagga’s Self-Appointed Genius In All Matters, on his home-made Plastic Pedestal, has deigned to not immediately condemn us.
MR FANG - THE IRRELEVANT MAN. Mr Fang, your un-interesting gratuitous comments or opinions about Ms Sharp’s group, are of no relevance or interest to us. There really is no comparison between the two groups and their objectives anyway. So we won’t be waiting for your AUTHORITATIVE “Warrant of Approval” to determine whether we are “Fit for the Future”.
MR FANG - KEEP YOUR FAKE NEWS, FAKE GLAMOUR, FAKE FAME & ‘ACHIEVEMENTS’. And do note that we don’t limit our Community concerns to a mere less than modest single issue as you do. Last time we looked, the Community was not revolving around just Rate-Payers’ issues. Neither are we clamouring for fake public glamour. We don’t need and don’t seek accolades, wealth, glory and the dizzy heights of ‘fame’. We leave that to the shallow people, got it ?!!? ==========================================================================
“INVESTIGATOR” FANG NOW ON DUTY. WATCH OUT, MR MAYOR !! Mr Fang says they will ‘investigate’ any issues which residents bring to them. We would think that he really meant to say that they would “Represent” such issues to Council, seeking answers, explanations, or a resolution as the case may be. Well, let’s see what he can do with just the issues aired in this article - best of luck, Chum !!
FANG’S FIRST “VICTORY” FOR RATE-PAYERS. GOOD JOB, BOY-O !! Notably, Mr Fang has already had one meeting with Mayor Conkey, and resultantly Mr Fang reports that the subject matter was “Confidential”and that no information was offered in response to the enquiry raised in their meeting. And then, what was Fang’s enquiry about anyway ? We presume that it too was “Commercial in Confidence”.
TAKE CARE THAT YOU DON’T CONTRACT THE “CATTLE-CLASS” CONTAGION. (Mr Fang, you need to remember that since the Council has for so long been dominated by former Mayor Kendall, Council’s conscious perception of the Community is that most of them are the “CATTLE-CLASS”, and so are easy to ignore. A person of your self- elevated social standing should be constantly aware that he is dealing with persons below his social standing and standards of personal hygeine, the CATTLE-CLASS, and he should carry in his pocket, some ‘hand sanitizer’ at all times.)
FANG’S RATE-PAYERS GROUP – FOR HIS PERSONAL POLITICAL PROMOTION. So you see, Mr Fang, everyone else has been routinely fobbed off by this SECRETIVE, “Fit For The Future” Council in the same way - for years. If the above result is all you can achieve, Mr Fang, why go to the bother of the elaborate ‘Poser’ effort to set up a Ratepayers group that is going to achieve NOTHING - EXCEPT, if your sole purpose is to entertain the Public with your Thespian posturing, as part of your “Pre-Election ELECTIONERING” Promotion in anticipation of your future political Election prospects ??
FANG LINING UP FOR ELECTION TO NSW PARLIAMENT. It is known that Mr Maguire (NSW State Liberal MP for Wagga area) “contemplates ‘retirement’ “, and it is also known that you, Mr Fang, expect to be ‘pre-selected’ by the National Party, as the “Anointed One”, as Candidate for the State seat to be vacated by Mr Maguire.
Let’s stop kidding around, Mr Fang. Your repeated, shallow, meaningless, pathetic, public, political posturing “contributes” nothing and fools no-one.
FANG – HERE TO PROTECT COUNCIL SECRECY. With your Ratepayers’ group, Mr Fang, at best, you believe that you can become the ‘legitimate’ town ‘go-between’ (with repeated Media exposure to enhance your political aspirations), and that somehow your presumed social and political status can be employed (and ‘enhanced’ !!) to safely render the “Confidential” fob-offs ‘acceptable and respectable’ to Wagga’s Ratepayers, thus silencing Community concerns and simultaneously protecting Council’s on-going DECEITFUL SECRECY.
Thus, Mr Fang, you would become the Official ‘Lord High Protector’ of Wagga Council’s on-going long established SECRETIVE, SHABBY SKULLDUGGERY, and Council could pompously announce that they had “done their ‘duty’ “, by informing your Ratepayers’ group that the matter is “Confidential”. Well done, Mr Fang !!
What a grand way to reveal your “effectiveness” and true colours to the Electorate which you expect to vote you in to elevated political greatness !!
Wake up, Mr Fang. With this Council, EVERYTHING of serious concern is ALWAYS “CONFIDENTIAL”, and the Public knows it, but they DON’T ACCEPT IT.
FANG, THE “CHOSEN ONE”, & MYSTERY OF HIS METEORIC RISE IN THE NATIONALS. Some folk may now begin to wonder why you, Mr Fang, were considered for pre-selection around the time of Kay Hull’s retirement, and why, since that time, you have been “blessed” with such a magic, meteoric rise in your political “fortunes” within the National Party. But, in good time, we will explain to the Public, why this is so, i.e., IF you decide to “persevere” along your present political path !!
FANG – HOW WILL YOU WITHSTAND “PUBLISHING WITHOUT FEAR OR FAVOUR” ? A person of your unquestioned intellectual prowess, Mr Fang, will appreciate that, at times, our Media, though they try their hardest, can fall short in complying with that long standing and revered maxim, to “Publish Without Fear Or Favour”. Where it is possible, we believe it to be our bounden Civic Duty to make up that “shortfall”. Get the ‘picture’, sport !!??
FANG’S ‘SELFIES’ – CAUSING WIDE-SPREAD ‘FANG-SYNDROME’. Your obsession, Mr Fang, with endless Media-provided and broadcasted ‘Selfies’ to massage your ego to a constant state of political roadworthiness, is probably causing wide-spread Fang-Syndrome among the Public, and as yet, the treatment of this scourge does not appear to be covered by Medical Benefits. If you have any social conscience, you will cease afflicting the Public immediately.
For the time being, our free education service to Mr Fang is now concluded - until next time.
Thus far, Fang’s “Fresh Set of Eyes” seem to have been of little benefit to his fanciful ambitions.
Unhappily, Mr Fang has been nominated for the unsavoury Distinction and Award of “The Mao Tse Tung Order Of The Third Hand”, an Award already shared among a number of Australian politicians. For such an Award, unfortunately, “congratulations” are not in order. Thus, any fanciful notion that he may one day rise to the heavenly level of First Emperor of The Fang Dynasty in Australia, as China’s 34th Province, is lost.
Chinese New Year celebrations having just passed, we note it is “The Year of the Rooster”.
There is little to celebrate when one has condemned oneself with one’s own hand, to, in short order, effectively go from Barnyard Rooster to Feather Duster.