Thursday, October 11, 2012

Political operatives litter streets with midnight flyer attacking Grafix Avenger

Proving that political season is in full swing in Hoboken, an attack on one parent with a daughter in the school district is the target of a political operative midnight flier attack.  Once again, it's a SLAPP against a certain Hoboken mom with a daughter in the district in earshot of an upcoming BoE election

Of course the mom under attack is Grafix Avenger.

The flier demands the Kids First slate denounce their graphic designer.  There's just one problem,
Grafix Avenger is not their graphic designer.


A midnight attack flier is on the streets and the timing of the political operatives' effort is
an interesting  backdrop to a SLAPP suit.  The flier insists the Kids First slate must
denounce its graphic designer only Grafix Avenger isn't working on the KF campaign.
Interesting timing or a Hoboken coincidence?

Well putting aside that blunder (among many), this is a political hit job and a timely one.

Echoing the refrain of "bully tactics" similar to the "cyberbullying" comment by political operatives in recent months on Hoboken Patch and Councilwoman Beth Mason in the Hudson Reporter, the flier hyperventilates numerous retreaded attacks depicting Beth Mason and related political operatives as victims.

There's also an uncanny resemblance to the whining in the Hudson Reporter's comments section by one lame sounding CakeBoss commenter last August.

Hoboken Move Forward co-campaign manager Joe Branco declined to comment on the midnite flier saying he didn't know anything about it and couldn't speak to it as he hasn't seen it.

MSV offered to send him a copy but he didn't express any interest.

Talking Ed Note: The question is with a million dollar SLAPP suit out and about, why now?  That my friends is the million dollar question.

Does any of this song remains the same lament have an air of desperation?

Kids First comes out swinging "Proud of the progress"

Kids First Announces:

Dear Friends,

Election Day is November 6 -- only a few weeks away. The race for the Board of Education is going to be close and every single vote counts!

Voters face a simple choice between Kids First, with a proven record of educational and financial reform, and our opponents, who will take the district back in time to its pre-reform state.

It’s vitally important that reform-minded voters not only vote for Board of Education, but help get out the vote. 

You can help in lots of different ways: donate to the campaign, register to vote, “like” us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, put a campaign sign in your window, canvass with a candidate, hold a candidate “Meet and Greet,” and tell your friends why it’s important to vote Kids First. 

But most important is helping us inform voters on election day itself. We’ve had great success in the past with volunteers on election day and we must repeat that success this year. Please consider volunteering an hour or two to help keep the reform majority this November 6. Simply reply to this email to let us know that you want to help continue the progress.

Donate: We are a grassroots campaign and every donation -- no matter the size -- does make a difference. You can donate online via Facebook or at this web page. (To donate by check, simply reply to this email to let us know. We’ll provide the details.)

Register to Vote: And don’t forget to update your voter registration if you have recently changed your address. The deadline is only one week away: October 16.

Register to Vote By Mail: If you can’t vote in person on November 6, you can apply to vote by mail. To receive your ballot by mail, your application must be received by the County Clerk seven (7) days prior to the election. A voter may also apply in person to the County Clerk until 3:00 p.m. the day before the election.

“Like” Us on Facebook: Visit the Kids First Facebook page to read about the candidates, our platform, and campaign updates. And share the Kids First page with your friends.

Follow Us on Twitter: Follow us for campaign updates.

Campaign Signs: Put campaign signs in your windows to show your support. Reply to this email and tell us how many you need. We deliver!

Canvass with a Candidate: Ruthy, Jean Marie and Tom would welcome your company and moral support when they’re out talking to prospective voters. Or take them on a 30-minute door-to-door around your neighborhood and introduce them to your neighbors. To accompany a candidate and meet Hoboken’s voters, just reply to this email.

Hold a Meet and Greet: Introduce the Kids First candidates to your friends and neighbors. Hold an event at your home or in a building common area. It can be big or small, during the day or in the evening. Just reply to this email and let us know what works best for you.

Be a Polling Station Challenger: On election day we need people to ensure polling stations follow proper procedures. Reply to this email to let us know you want to be a challenger.

Get Out the Vote on Election Day: This is the most important thing you can do! We need to make sure voters don’t forget to vote for Kids First on election day. Just one or two hours of your time on election day will make all the difference in this election. Reply to this email to let us know you can help.

Finally, PLEASE forward this email to your friends and neighbors. Spread the word about Kids First!