Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Old Guard hunts its "animal" prey tonight @ 7:00 in City Council


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Part two: http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/39476650


We have a late summer like day and Da Horsey refuses to review the agenda because, well because it's election season.  Nothing is more fun at a City Council meeting then the mad bum rush to get some hit, some smoke out on an opponent even when there's nothing there.

In recent meetings we've seen slander not directed at the public but mano a mano with council members. Can you guess who is doing the slandering?  (Okay shouldn't the home team get a slander advantage?)

Well Councilman Ravi Bhalla is the butt of both slander and attacks with a big bullseye on his back or is it his "hat" the Old Guard wants to highlight and gin up some racist anti-bigotry voting sentiment against? They've not made it a secret they are out to take out the "animal."

An ethics complaint by politico Perry Belfiore years back is all the rage, if you listen to them.  Even though Councilman Bhalla sought out legal direction from Corporation Counsel Michael Kates in advance of a meeting if he can participate on a small continuing contract for his then officemate.  The Old Guard haters never let go until a minor technicality would come back saying Kates was incorrect to suggest Bhalla could vote on the issue which was approved 9-0.

That's right a minor contract on a case was approved unanimously by the City Council but it's value isn't in the paltry amount of the work or the vote but in attempting to derail Councilman Bhalla's re-election.  The State found the matter so insignificant, it even waived the small fine.

The Beth Mason sponsored Hate411 site is telling anyone who will read (which isn't much these days) there's a fire brewing underneath all these political operative efforts. The ghostwriting there isn't what it used to be either.  Something about the FBI nabbing a friend of Hoboken411 editor Perry Klaussen and putting heat on his political operative Masonista pal.  The Masonistas are relegated to writing their vile brand of character assassination in the comments no one bothers to read. Of course they've been at this for years relying on the iron fisted fascist censorship of Hoboken411 to protect their hateful, lying screeds from coming under any scrutiny.  It was all fine and good until MSV and a Grafix satirist showed up.

Suddenly, censorship on Hoboken411 wasn't enough. The whine has continued ever since.  The embittered loser Masonistas call this transparency when they aren't sniping at their newest Zimmerist enemy, NY Giants Quarterback Eli Manning.

Back to the evening entertainment; Hoboken is on a countdown of sorts.  Less than five weeks before a major election which means there's gua-ran-teed, guaranteed to be all kinds of fun and games going on tonight.
  • Will Beth Mason start waving her arms and screaming like a banshee about nothing at all? (again)
  • Will Michael Russo pretend not to understand repeated explanations for 45 minutes before voting no anyway?
  • Will Timmy Occhipinti ask twenty questions trying to find a gotcha moment but only reveal how utterly inept he is on said issue?

Tune into the Hoboken follies @ 7:00.  It promises to be entertainingly good.

For those who are interested in policy, well here's the agenda:
http://www.hobokennj.org/docs/council/agenda13/revised-ccm-10-02-13.pdf


Talking Ed Note: A critical update is required.  A slamin hard hitting website has arrived on the scene and Da Horsey was just alerted in the comments section.  It's a can't miss and no, MSV has no idea who is behind this but humbly pays homage:



Sign of the Times: Beth Mason strikes a pose for her Old Guard slate

Beth Mason gets in the middle of her slate with Frank "Pupie" Raia.
One source says Beth Mason bought the furniture for the office.

Campaigns crank into high gear

The Ruben Ramos for mayor campaign announces:

I will never give up

Dear Friend, 

When I was diagnosed with cancer, I could have given up and quit right there. But I didn't -- I fought back hard and with the help of family and friends, I beat cancer. I will bring that same determination to solving Hoboken's problems as your next Mayor. 
Watch this video to hear more about my story and my vision for a better Hoboken:


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I love Hoboken. I was born and raised here and now my wife and I are raising our children right here. I have friends in every community in this city, and I can't just sit back and watch it stand still. We need to fix the problems that confront our city like reducing flooding, creating more parking and building parks. Our public schools must be improved with modern facilities, and we need to work with the Board of Education to get the job done. 
Hoboken needs a new direction with real solutions and a better vision. My team and I have that vision and we are ready to get our city back on track. 
I want to be your Mayor because Hoboken needs a real vision for a better future. Thank you.

-Ruben


The re-elect Mayor Dawn Zimmer campaign announces:



Zimmer Team Builds Momentum 

MORE THAN 100 PEOPLE ATTEND ZIMMER TEAM MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL FUNDRAISER

Hoboken, New Jersey—Hoboken’s Mayor Dawn Zimmer with her Leading Hoboken Forward Council Team of Councilman David Mello, Councilman Ravi Bhalla and James Doyle greeted over 100 supporters at a Monday night fundraiser together with special guests, and longtime Hoboken residents Abby and Eli Manning.

Mayor Zimmer discussed many issues critical to Hoboken residents, including the fight to protect our Waterfront from development such as the proposed Monarch project, and stressed the importance of electing her full team so that they could continue the hard work of leading Hoboken forward.

Mayor Zimmer said; “We were able to accomplish so much over the last four years, such as lowering taxes, saving our hospital, buying land for new parks and so much more – because I had a great team working with me.  And I will need our team working with me to continue leading our City forward.   We can stop the Monarch project and win the fight for balanced development but only with a team willing to take on the special interests and do what’s necessary to make that happen.”

With a month to go the Zimmer Team's next event will be this Saturday October 5th at 12pm, where the Mayor and the council slate will be leading a grassroots volunteer canvass and phone bank.

See: http://dawnzimmer.com

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The Raia-Mason slate - no announcement, currently busy with other campaign activities.