“Attacks” complained about by US devil-worshippers proudly bearing a “Vote Satan” sign on their property and simultaneously by a serial political candidate with no apparent fear of public rejection (Stephen Mayne) have been criticised as cunning stunts possibly motivated by attention-seeking. Some even speculate whether the timing confirms Stephen Mayne’s long-suspected involvement in a global movement of Satanists.
In what could be a globally co-ordinated electoral tactic, devil-worshippers in Colorado and Melbourne serial-pest political candidate and one-time gossip-slopper, currently unemployed Greens-preference feeder Stephen Mayne have complained to journalists about electoral dirty tricks in a rather desperate publicity stunt.
Cynics might think it was something of a publicity stunt.
Meanwhile, on or around the same time, Melbourne state-seat by-election candidate Stephen Mayne appears to have complained of a lame supposed attack-pamphlet that drew attention to some of the least of his atrocities, in that he annoyed (terrorised and bullied) his fellow municipal councillors on Manningham.
Interestingly, Mayne has published the supposedly wounding document on his own vanity web-site.[pdf] Local political observers say it’s all very odd given that Mayne isn’t exactly setting the world on fire with his by-election candidacy.
Local sources tell VEXNEWS the leaflet was suspiciously not distributed across the electorate, was not authorised and neglected to mention the following:
■ Mayne doesn’t live in the seat, or anywhere near it, preferring the leafy climes of Templestowe or Doncaster where he has been known to frequent local kindergartens;
■ Credible and worrying evidence of Mayne’s anti-Semitism;
■ Mayne’s known involvement in dudding and defrauding hard-working low-or-no-paid original founders and contributors of Crikey when it came to the sale of the “business” (unprofitable then and now) to Eric Beecher;
■ Mayne’s life-long sociopathic pattern of leaving hatred and burned bridges wherever he’s been, every workplace, every organisation, everyone;
■ Mayne’s battle with Marfan’s syndrome, which was once cruelly documented on our predecessor blog before good taste and propriety encouraged its censorship;
■ His similarly private battle with Missus Mayne, whose complaints of his impotence in local government apparently was behind his decision not to contest the Manningham council and opt instead for the bigger Melbourne council pay-packet;
■ Mayne’s enjoyment of lavish perks and privileges associated with his unqualified (yet long-suffering) wife’s fluke election to the board of the RACV including junkets to Queensland paid for by RACV members;
■ Mayne’s suspicious and arguably corrupt votes on his local council in favour of measures from which he could directly or indirectly benefit;
■ The open contempt new Crikey owner Eric Beecher displays towards his predecessor, sometimes so colourfully expressed that it would be too impolite for a family values publication like this; and so on.
Indeed, the obvious omissions in the material have led some local activists to speculate that Mayne himself went to the trouble of printing and distributing the flyer to enough people to give the false impression that it was an electorate-wide leaflet, generating whiny publicity of ever-continued victimhood, but not so much to actually damage him, and with material not likely to harm him. Mayne claims on Twitter that he made official complaint about it all, which could seriously backfire should a forensic investigation reveal his own involvement and possible criminal offence of making a false report.
In the highly unlikely event VEXNEWS decides that Stephen Mayne’s candidacy is worth the trouble of drawing to the attention of Melbourne state-seat dwelling patriots in their letterboxes, we’d be sure to put our name to it (in the largest tasteful point size) and use the very best of our Photoshop skills to morph his head onto an aptly chosen maggot.