Thursday, May 24, 2012

Grist for the Mill: How will you celebrate counte$$ today?

One day out before the holiday weekend for some, for others it's another momentous day to celebrate counte$$.

At the Hudson Reporter it's deadline day.  Will they or won't they be able to fit in another page three ad in from Councilwoman Beth Mason?  That would make five weeks running not counting of course the less than accurate Super Bowl ad they ran earlier.

Will publisher Dave Unger be placating, uhm meeting with James Barracato aka FinBoy, Mason's man for all defamatory operation seasons to map out the latest ransom ad demands from counte$$?  He and his paymaster want Reform writer blood on those pages or there'll be no more Super Bowl or maybe any other kind of ads. Perhaps Unger will consult with pal Mike Novak the transparent heir to the rudderless Hoboken Chamber of Commerce who once thought that vehicle would launch him as a mayoral candidate.  

Is there an all points bulletin out for Mason's coterie of paid political operatives today?  Mason has had a swarm of them around lately with no election anywhere in sight, including the Bluewater Operations team who ran her successful street money operation to retake the second ward with less votes (and a higher budget) than her first successful run in 2007.  Election?  Who needs an election, this is a payday here.

Is the Cratos Group founder Adam Alonso in town to meet up for some lengthy damage control work with a Mason employee in Union City court scheduled for a harassment trial against Kids First BoE trustee Theresa Minutillo and her little girl today?

Then who's available to pick up Mason's mail for her shell companies at their Lynhurst, NJ address?

Anyone doing overtime to keep the Union City trial out of sight and mind of the Hoboken public?  There's no extra zeroes for that work, the Mason Media Complex is on retainer.

Based on the lengthy list of problems at the Masonic Temple, every political operative in Hudson County may be collecting counte$$ checks for hazard pay soon. With the unofficial start of summer this weekend, things sure could be heating up for Beth Mason.

In the interim, she'll have to cook up something like issuing invalid subpoenas to other elected officials who refuse to bow down and kiss the Masonic ring.  One Jersey City legal beagle is far too talented to be issuing phony paper like that by accident.  More on that BM political operation later, just remember if a sheriff is knocking on your bedroom window near bedtime not to shoot first and ask questions later.  That's yeoman's work he's doing.

Hey all in a typical day when you are on the Beth Mason payroll.  Who among the list of lawyers, political operatives, videographers, etc. will be the first not to get paid when things go south?

She's a victim don't ya know.

Victim for all seasons Beth Mason right receives a targeted handshake from Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno last July.  The Lt. Governor was in Hoboken to swear in Councilwoman Jen Giattino and Councilman Peter Cunningham for their council terms.  Did you know the Lt. Governor was once a Sheriff?


Talking Ed Note: Our favorite political satirist Grafix Avenger says a strange email arrived claiming 2009 mayoral candidate and BoE ally to Maureen Sullivan trustee Nathan Brinkman will be running for the BoE with Frank "Pupie" Raia this fall on his education ticket.

It's too early to reach Brinkman on that rumor, but the idea sounds beyond fanciful.  Raia walked the Memorial Day Parade route yesterday.  He wasn't telling people along the way BoE, he was saying Hoboken loves and wants Raia for mayor.

That's how he talks about himself too.  "Hoboken loves Raia, Hoboken wants Raia for mayor....Raia says...."  He's not joking when he says it either.