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Mount Isa mayor refuses to apologise over ugly girls call
Herald Sun ^ | 18 August 2008 | Robyn Ironside

Posted on 08/17/2008 8:01:21 PM PDT by Aussie Dasher

AN appeal for "ugly ducklings" to move to Mount Isa to help address a woman shortage has sparked calls for the mayor to publicly apologise.

John Molony sparked widespread outrage with his comments that "with five blokes to every girl may I suggest that beauty-disadvantaged women should proceed to Mount Isa" in remote north-west Queensland, The Courier-Mail reports.

"Quite often you will see walking down the street a lass who is not so attractive with a wide smile on her face. Whether it is recollection of something previous or anticipation for the next evening, there is a degree of happiness," Cr Molony said.

"Often those who are beauty-disadvantaged are unhappy with their lot. Some, in other places in Australia, need to proceed to Mount Isa where happiness awaits."

Yesterday the mayor was not retracting his remarks, saying he was a person who "tells it like it is". "I'm a bloke who respects women. I believe we should look after women," Cr Molony said.

"I'm told men outnumber women here by five to one. If that's the case, then perhaps it's an opportunity for some lonely women."

But many others expressed disgust at the remarks, some describing them as "discriminatory and offensive".

Fellow councillor Jean Ferris said she had been inundated with phone calls from men and women disgusted by Cr Molony's remarks.

"It's an absolute disgrace," she said. "It's not council's view and it's not mine. It's hard when you've got to defend something someone else has said. We're definitely appalled."

(Excerpt) Read more at news.com.au ...


TOPICS: Australia/New Zealand; Culture/Society; Extended News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: australia; mayor; mtisa; uglywomen
Seems to me to be an opportunity some may like to avail themselves of...
1 posted on 08/17/2008 8:01:22 PM PDT by Aussie Dasher
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To: Aussie Dasher
Dude, we got some beauties in SanFran that we can export to ya!


2 posted on 08/17/2008 8:05:17 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Are you ready to pray for Teddy?)
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To: Aussie Dasher

I’ve got a buddy who works 1 mile or so below ground in the big Mt Isa mine (diesel tech)...but he’s got girls galore at his home each weekend.

His fridge has nothing...and I mean nothing...but beer and rum in it. Stocked floor to ceiling, 24/7.

If there’s a girl shortage there, he hasn’t felt it.


3 posted on 08/17/2008 8:05:57 PM PDT by Southack (Media Bias means that Castro won't be punished for Cuban war crimes against Black Angolans in Africa)
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To: Aussie Dasher
I'll be right there!


4 posted on 08/17/2008 8:07:29 PM PDT by AndrewB
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To: AndrewB

Thanks. I’ll be sleeping with the light on tonight.


5 posted on 08/17/2008 8:08:21 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist (BARACK OBAMA WILL SAVE US! HE HAS RISEN!!)
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To: Revolting cat!; AndrewB

We just reinforced our immigration ban!


6 posted on 08/17/2008 8:08:50 PM PDT by Aussie Dasher (The Great Ronald Reagan & John Paul II - Heaven's Dream Team!)
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To: AndrewB

Whoa! I’ve seen better looking heads on boils!


7 posted on 08/17/2008 8:10:14 PM PDT by Slump Tester (What if I'm pregnant Teddy? Errr-ahh -Calm down Mary Jo, we'll cross that bridge when we come to it)
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To: AndrewB
DON'T EVER DO THAT AGAIN! FOR THE LOVE OF GOD!! eye wash
8 posted on 08/17/2008 8:21:22 PM PDT by backspace (It took me a week to come up with this tag line - please don't laugh at it.)
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To: Aussie Dasher

Mount Isa...

9 posted on 08/17/2008 8:25:53 PM PDT by Fred Nerks (fair dinkum!)
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To: AndrewB

ugh - there’s no degree of desperation that would allow a man to get with that thing - bestiality would come first. Oh,wait, same thing.......


10 posted on 08/17/2008 8:26:02 PM PDT by Enchante (Obama-cons: Trying to fool America, one media dupe at a time!)
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To: Aussie Dasher
Well, then, how about Kayla Kleevage?
Or would you prefer Kayla Kupcakes?


11 posted on 08/17/2008 8:28:00 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Are you ready to pray for Teddy?)
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To: Revolting cat!

Vast improvement on what’s been offered to date...


12 posted on 08/17/2008 8:30:16 PM PDT by Aussie Dasher (The Great Ronald Reagan & John Paul II - Heaven's Dream Team!)
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To: Aussie Dasher
"It's an absolute disgrace," she said. "It's not council's view and it's not mine. It's hard when you've got to defend something someone else has said. We're definitely appalled."

Sheesh, don't be so sahn-sa-tahve, lady! Some of us who aren't the exact ideal of beauty thought his comments were funny.

13 posted on 08/17/2008 9:17:32 PM PDT by Theresawithanh (I've got the fevah!)
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