Thursday, November 10, 2011

Hoboken411 flashback: FBI doesn't care about looted emails

The Hoboken411 insanity is certainly one worth marveling at even with the readily available medication for seeing critters crawling on the ceiling while yelling "the Zimmertinis are coming for me!"

Then again you really can't blame this one on the iron handed censor Perry Klaussen. This was the handiwork of Beth Mason's friend who isn't paid for friendship and who may no longer be on the payroll by Mason's Lynhurst consultant's office, friend payroll or not.

The Pentagon Papers defense was quite laughable when they trotted this cover story out as a the pretext for why they were so chummy sharing data with the now arrested Patrick Ricciardi.  Reading back on the Orwellian text from Mason411 is as amusing now as then.

The shelf life of most posts by Hoboken411 doesn't withstand half a minute of critical thinking even if you put half your observation on the latest physics theory but in retrospect this is pretty damning.

This one snippet warned the public not to believe people posting online who may be construed as favorable to the mayor because their musings on the FBI investigation on the Data Theft Ring were "moronic."

Hoboken411 then went on to boast it had nothing to worry about as the FBI cared little for public documents released to the credentialed media, re: themselves.

With Perry Klaussen's City Hall source now facing up to 15 years in jail, you have to wonder what he tells his dog Oscar about the FBI at night.

"Looks like Zimmer has infiltrated the FBI Oskey.  We might have to leave quickly unless Beth Mason can force the FBI to knuckle under to her iron will of transparency."

Not to worry Perry Lame, the FBI couldn't care less about the systematic looting of the Mayor's emails.  In fact this whole Ricciardi to Newark show yesterday was just a Zimmer ruse to trick people the FBI is not coming for... of course, Zimmer.

Why... Cer-tin-ly!

Some trickster has Hoboken411 looking to get out of dodge in a hurry after pal Patrick Ricciardi got pinched.

Talking Ed Note: Happy Nightmares minions.

Hoboken Fire Union Contract Reached

City of Hoboken announces:


The Zimmer Administration has negotiated a contract agreement with Fire Unions IAFF Local 1076 and 1078, who have been without a contract since 2007.

“This agreement is fair to both our employees and taxpayers,” said Mayor Dawn Zimmer. “Our fire fighters have been working without a contract since 2007, and for the first time in years, they will now have a fair contract going into the future.”

The agreement has been ratified by both union memberships, and the City Council will be asked to review and vote on the agreement at Monday night’s Council meeting. The new six year contract is effective from January 1, 2007 through December 31, 2013. The retroactive pay increases and insurance and vacation day concessions that were negotiated mirror those agreed to with the police unions earlier this year. The retroactive pay would be paid over three years from 2012 to 2014. The memorandum of agreement will be posted on the City’s web site after City Council members have received the information.

“In addition to completing this union agreement, my Administration is also working to make certain that both our Police and Fire Departments have safe working environments and our employees are able to keep our community safe,” added Mayor Zimmer. “We are preparing an important bond necessary to make critical repairs to our fire houses and police headquarters. The firehouse at 1313 Washington Street has a rusted support beam in the floor over which the trucks drive and water leaks into the electrical system. At fire headquarters, the fa├žade is separating from the building and is in need of immediate repairs. Our police headquarters lacks basic heating and cooling and security measures.”

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A big, big “thank you” to Da Horsey for allowing me this opportunity to $tate my ca$e on behalf of my Counte$$, with regard to the FBI probe Counte$$ initiated that I maintain will still come to ensnare Mayor Zimmer. Da Horsey and I have disagreed on many occasions… On most occasions, actually… All right, all right, we have disagreed on ALL occasions, because it is in fact my job to counter$pin anything he says and project my own not-for-friendship arrangement onto him by alleging he is paid by Zimmer. Our disagreements even led, in one occasion, to outright fisticuffs, but while I still maintain it was Roman who punched and shoved himself and then took MY camera away, I appreciate his willingness to let bygones be bygones and offer me some cyber-real estate to pre$ent my $pin. As I have been known to quote from Voltaire, “I do not agree with what you have to say, but I'll defend to the death your right to say it.”

As a matter of fact, before I begin, I’d like to offer up a few other quote$ from Voltaire, such as:

“Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities.”

“Anything that is too stupid to be spoken is sung.”

“When it is a question of money, everybody is of the same religion.”

“Tyrants have always some slight shade of virtue; they support the laws before destroying them.”

“To the wicked, everything serves as pretext.”

“We have a natural right to make use of our pens as of our tongue, at our peril, risk and hazard.”

The FBI investigation of the Hoboken Data Theft Ring is now full bore.  Last April  before the FBI swooped in, Beth Mason launched her own email investigation.  Atop her list: the Mayor's staff and Kurt Gardiner at The Hoboken Journal, Nancy Pincus of Grafix Avenger and of course MSV.    Meanwhile sensitive City of Hoboken information from the Mayor's office was being systematically copied and finding its way to Hoboken411, Beth Mason's favored source for running her political operations where iron fisted censorship by Perry Klaussen is the fascist norm. 

And on that $ilver-tongued opening, I wish to $ay that the unfortunate, devastating events of yesterday should come as no surprise to anyone. After all, it was I, the Dapper Douche, Lame Ba-job-seeker, who revealed to all of you a full SIX months ago that the FBI were investigating an IT scandal in Hoboken and that members of the Zimmer administration would be taken away in handcuffs (and shackles).

As far back as June 16, Pigsty Perry and I posted on our preferred news outlet, still the #1 source for news we could use you to use by the way, if people would come back and start believing our $pin again and commenting and all that good stuff, that “Council President Beth Mason contacted the FBI agents on the case who had a different view than Zimmer’s party line… Here’s Mason’s statement in it’s entirety:
“Last week I asked Mr. Tabakin for the phone number for the FBI Agent who is in charge of the on going investigation into certain activities in City Hall.”

$ee? $ee? It was the Counte$$ who called the FBI. After Zimmer. After. Like, she called the city attorney and got the phone number of THE VERY AGENT who was (already) investigating the Hoboken e-mail scandal, and she called him. And told him he ought to come investigate. In Hoboken. Pertaining to an e-mail scandal. This is a brilliant $trategy. It’s like, if you break into someone’s house and get caught, and they say they’re calling the cops, what better way to throw them off their game than to $ay, “Oh YEAH??? Well I’ll do you one better – I’M calling the cops!”
$ee? Brialliant.

Next you have the i$$ue of the evil interlopers, Dan Bryan and Juan Melli. $ee, they have committed a ¢ardinal (no pun intended, honey) $in of occupying what is rightfully MINE MINE MINE, namely, the unsworn City Hall communications positions I was SURE to get under Counte$$ and then under my second-favorite mayor of all time, after good old Anthony Russo (watch for my revisionist biography, coming $oon on my offshoot retail $, my good friend Peter Cammarano!

The evil interlopers must be brought down so  I can get that Ba-job I’ve been Ba-job-seeking all these years, and to do that I had to go through their e-mails. I’m not going to get into how I did that, but $uffice it to $ay, I think you know the rest of the $tory. Once I found a few e-mails that I knew I’d be able to ma$terfully take out of context, $pin, $en$ationalize and lie just enough to avoid going over “the line” (I learned all about “the line” at Bloomberg, where I will not be missed. Haven’t dealt with it so much at 1010LOSES, where I basically $erve coffee and read the nightly traffic report in that angry, insinuating tone you’ve come to know and love), I just needed the ¢ounte$$ to work her screechy old OPRA magic, and POOF! Everything would fall into place. I’d be able to convince the FBI to arrest Zimmer simply on the basis of my eloquence and mesmerizing speaking voice which I’d use to convince them that, well she’s just plain BAD; ¢ounte$$ would be elected Mayor, Bryan and Melli would be out, Ba-job-seeker would be in, and all would be right with the world. And I’d be hailed as a hero for exposing the $candal, Pentagon Papers analogy and all.  We did it! 

Except it didn’t work out that way. I had the $trategy all mapped out on my easel, and somehow things have gone awry. Instead of arresting Zimmer, the bigoted FBI agents arrested my helpful friend because of all the vowels in his name. And do you want to know why? DO YOU WANT TO KNOW WHY????

CYBER BULLIES!!! It’s because of CYBER BULLIES!!! Cyber bullies muddied the water, confused the issue, changed the subject from topics they don’t want to be talking about, smeared people they don’t agree with, and just went into the mode of relentless attack attack attack. And the FBI just got confused and drafted an erroneous criminal complaint that makes Zimmer look like a hero and Counte$$ look, well, even I have to admit, a little shady. At best. Just a little.

So here’$ the bottom line:  The FBI got confused by cyber bullies, arrested the wrong person instead of Zimmer, and will eventually come to their senses and find the REAL killer (just like O.J.). It’s all the fault of Zimmer’s paid brigade of cyber bullies. And Lenz. It’s definitely Lenz’s fault. Lenz Lenz Lenz. bzzzt… Lenz Lenz Lenz… whirrr… Lenz…

In the meantime, I’m advising the Counte$$ to do what she does best:  Seek more information. She needs more information. More more more. She needs to know the identities of the unnamed city officials implicated in the complaint (because she doesn’t already, I swear I swear I swear). Please give her some more information. The Counte$$ demands it. The Counte$$ doth protest too much, but she demands it. She DEMANDS the FBI cooperate with her IN FULL. It was she who called them, after all, in the first place. Oh, all right, in the second place. I saw you about to post that comment correcting me. Cyber bully!

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-- Voltaire    

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Original Data Theft Ring graphic courtesy of Grafix Avenger

The Conspiracy against the People of Hoboken

Take a deep breath, pause, and let's take it from the top.  The FBI investigation in Hoboken is in the pupae stage.  A strategy to take down the Data Theft Ring is the initiator in what the complaint hints is a far wider criminal conspiracy against the City of Hoboken.

After watching the doings of MORTe and company in several elections and City Council meetings, does anyone even think they can make a case these people are not in a war to obtain power by any means necessary?

They almost threw the City into financial ruin, shut a hospital already saved that would have destroyed countless lives and are currently playing with the lives of municipal workers and the City's financial health on the issue of a simple refinance of the midtown garage.

The FBI is officially back in Hoboken in a big way pointing to municipal suspects on a larger conspiracy.
Pictured from left Council members Michael Russo, Beth Mason, Developer Frank Raia, Councilman Tim Occhipinti, Old Guard lawyer Michael Goldberg and Assemblyman Ruben Ramos.

While the FBI was expected to move on the City Hall Data Theft Ring, it's done so in spectacular fashion laying out a foreshadowed storyline for all of Hoboken to see with a front row seat.

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Mayor Dawn Zimmer on FBI: "I trust them"

In a short phone interview yesterday, Mayor Dawn Zimmer spoke about the FBI investigation burning up the Hoboken blogosphere since the arrest of IT Manager Patrick Ricciardi.

The mayor at first referred questions to the US Attorney's Office, but offered some limited comment on matters not directly connected to the FBI investigation.

Mayor Zimmer at a hospital press conference last month

Asked her feelings on discovering the Data Theft Ring had been constructed early in her term back in early 2010, the mayor stated, "The first thing is I do appreciate the FBI and the US Attorneys Office.  Once we found the evidence of the security breach, we acted appropriated and I trust they will do a complete and thorough investigation."

Surrounding her personal concerns, the mayor expressed her feelings revolving on sensitive negotiations with the Office of the Mayor's communications being completely compromised.  "My immediate concern is the negotiations that were going on - one of them being the hospital."

The City of Hoboken has held several highly sensitive negotiations under Mayor Zimmer's term including contracts for Public Safety, the Municipal Garage and most recently Hoboken University Medical Center - to name just a few.

While not detailing any one sensitive area, the mayor concluded her reflection adding, "My concern has been protecting the City's interests on all matters."

And now a word of thanks from Kurt Gardiner

Thanks to Everyone For Your Support! Gardiner For Freeholder

Thank you for your support for my first run in Hoboken/ Hudson County politics as Freeholder of District 5 in Hudson County.  A first time candidate running as an independent I was realistic and did not expect to win. However, I am very happy with the turnout from this election in that I got over 1500 votes. I ran my campaign to raise awareness on the issues of Hoboken getting the short of the "stick" with respect to services we get back from Hudson County and I believe my message resonated with the Hoboken and Jersey City Heights voters.

This campaign was limited by design. I look at many of my undertakings with an eye on return on investment and not just from a financial standpoint. Sure, I could have spent $30,000 and the margin may have been closer but the result would have very likely been the same. I am grounded in that reality. This run is just a beginning and I intend to get Hoboken involved more in watching the County. Hoboken deserves its fair share and my turnout has sent a message to the County that there is a large enough block of voters that feel they are being robbed. I intend to grow that base of voters over the next 3 years and give it another shot.

I extend congratulations to Anthony Romano for winning his re-election and hope to work with him to be a better Freeholder for Hoboken and JC Heights. I hope next time he will be willing to debate the issues instead of cowering in a corner and hiding behind the HCDO banner. Several debates in 2014 will give the voters more information next time to make their decision on who to vote for. There are opportunities coming up for the County to finally deliver services for Hoboken that we have been denied of for years. Look for me to continue to advocate for our public schools, a better municipal government and more accountability from Hudson County with our taxpayer dollars.

This first campaign of mine was less of a campaign and more of a social media experiment in enabling a grass-roots political movement. Imagine the possibilities when I run a campaign for real. Thanks again voters. You sent a message to Hudson County Bosses for sure. In words of despised destruct-a-con Hoboken 2nd Ward City Council Woman Beth Mason and Anthony Romano political ally "We did it!" :)