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May 12, 2021

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Fast Buck$, Coorabell

At last week’s Council meeting our former mayor had me kicked out of the meeting for ‘disorderly conduct – being his (Fast Buck$’s) ongoing and consistent harassment of Councillor Ndiaye, through deliberate mispronunciation of her name and the making of disparaging comments about her name and verbal abuse of [swear at] other gallery members’ etc.

This is, of course, self-serving nonsense. It is the Greens who resort to schoolyard taunting and they do it because they are unable to counter my arguments. If they knew the name I grew up with they would realise that I’d be the last person to pick on someone because of their name. Couldn’t be more wrong, Simon.

Everyone has difficulty pronouncing that name and if Sarah insists on retaining it she’ll just have to cop the odd mispronunciation.

Well yes, I did tell some 5G women what to do after they decided that because I was criticising Sarah, obviously I am sexist. Clearly they failed to notice that I also criticised councillors Lyon and Hunter as well as the mayor. I hope their criticisms of 5G are more coherent. Besides that there is nothing in the Code of Meeting Practice about swearing, nor about ‘disparaging comments’ nor ‘consistent harassment’! This is just another case of Simon making it up as he goes along. Anything to silence his critics. Goodbye and good riddance.

Before you go, Simon, you, Sarah, and Councillor Coorey may just owe an apology over your version of how Ndiaye is properly pronounced. If you google the word you come up with a Senegalese soccer player called Felix Ndiaye, who, knowing that his fans will stumble over his name, helpfully tells them it sounds like EN/Dee/Eye (three syllables, not two) not ‘END-EYE’ as the mayor claims or ‘En-Jai’.

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