Friday, December 21, 2012

Tim Fights Flood Aid, Fights For Parade

Sources: HHA Executive Director Carmelo Garcia said Timmy a 'no-show' for Sandy disaster at the HHA. Maybe Carmelo should have checked Timmy's bar-hopping/ dining schedule on Facebook?

Has this big a moron EVER served on the Hoboken City Council?

Not in a million years would Hoboken residents struggling with homelessness, repair and reconstruction, or simple mold remediation EVER expect their elected representative to:
  1. Argue against his constituents receiving emergency aid from the City.
  2. Justify his opposition to AID by telling his constituents' they didn't fare as badly as others in New Jersey.
  3. While belittling our suffering and fighting emergency appropriations for residents, ask for a March 2013 parade which will cost the city hundreds of thousands of dollars in security, overtime and clean-up.  
Well, that's exactly what Tim Occhipinti did on Wednesday night at the City Council (and on Facebook).

Da Horsey  has posted the video clip if you want to watch the idiot's lips move as he betrays enormous ignorance of what floods do to homes/buildings, what is required to make them safely  habitable, the extent of the damage to his own city and the pain of his constituents, the pain of us ALL.

Here's the transcript:
Tim: We don't have a guarantee we're going to get a specific number from FEMA but once we go out and buy these items, we have to pay for them, one way or another... the taxpayers will foot the bill for what we don't get from FEMA.  We've already gone out for 4 point-something million... another 2.65 million.  My question is is that... some of these items could possibly hold till we know exactly where we are to be reimbursed... there's only so much money that can come from the Federal government... they've gotta bring it from somewhere... the entire Jersey shore coastline was almost destroyed... we had some very terrible devastation ourselves but we're not facing the structural damage of an entire town washed away.

Giatino: speak for yourself.  Im sorry.

Tim: I'm just saying structural.. I know, I know, I know your personal... a lot of people suffered a lot of flood damage... I'm talking about homes that are razed to the ground... um, I just want to err on the side of caution.
This stupidity has more dimensions than GA cares to address.

Tim thinks that if a Hoboken building got 'washed' in flood waters but is still standing, there's no structural' damage to it, therefore not as serious as damages in other parts of the state.

Okay, moron pay attention.   GA is going to teach you about water damage (technically, Wikipedia):
Water damage is typically classified into one of the following three categories

Category 1 Water - Refers to a source of water that does not pose substantial threat to humans and classified as "Clean Water". Examples are broken water supply lines, tub or sink overflows or appliance malfunctions that involves water supply lines.

Category 2 Water - Refers to a source of water that contains a significant degree of chemical, biological or physical contaminants and causes discomfort or sickness when exposed or even consumed. Known as "Grey Water". This type carries micro organisms and nutrients of micro organisms. Examples are toilet bowls with urine (no feces), sump pump failures, seepage due to hydrostatic failure and water discharge from dishwashers or washing machines.

Category 3 Water - Known as "Black Water" and are grossly unsanitary. This water contains unsanitary agents, harmful bacteria and fungi, causing severe discomfort or sickness. Type 3 category are contaminated water sources that affects the indoor environment. This category includes water sources from sewage, seawater, rising water from rivers or streams, ground surface water or standing water. Category 2 Water or Grey Water that is not promptly removed from the structure and or have remained stagnant may be re classified as Category 3 Water. Toilet back flows that originates from beyond the toilet trap is considered black water contamination regardless of visible content or color.[4]
Hoboken was flooded with Black Water.

Got that?  

Now walk down to the FEMA office relocated in the basement of City Hall, and discover what floods do to buildings that 'look' structurally sound.In some instances, re-building may be cheaper than repair and remediation. 

Much of our entire city needs at least some kind of remediation- and that's the least of it.

So, now we are clear that Timmy is too intellectually lazy or plain stupid to learn about the damage to his own City, the health risks residents face from the black water wash, and what floods actually do to buildings that 'look' structurally sound.

Ask yourself, WHY is an elected official downplaying the devastation in his own city?

Is it to minimize the incredibly competent performance of Mayor Zimmer in the aftermath?  To attack her for 'over-reacting'?

Is it to provide cover for the fact that Beth Mason's Hudson County 'Recovery' effort ignores the magnitude of damage in her own city while wooing District 33 and Bayonne's HCDO Chairman Mark Smith?

Why is Timmy thinking about a parade when people are still homeless and fighting with insurance companies to recover losses?

Here, from Timmy's Facebook page a photo-op at Newark Station receiving Sandy donations from Louisiana's 'Train of Hope' then driving them (with Beth Mason) to a warehouse in Bayonne.    Last night's fundraiser for Mason's 'charity' was held in Secaucus.  

 Get the picture?

Timmy collects donations and a photo-op, brings donations to Bayonne
Phony Tim argues against help for Hoboken residents while lamenting loss in other parts of the state while giving Hoboken supplies and business to other Hudson County municipalities...

...while lobbying for a parade (which costs the City hundreds of thousands for security and clean-up)

...while SUING the CITY and costing TAXPAYERS a fortune over filling a City Council vacancy using some lame-ass excuses: comparing the matter to Florida's 'Bush vs. Gore' recount decision and 'irreperable' harm to themselves if they fill Marsh's seat...

What BULLSHIT.

What do we NEED these people for?  Why are we paying them a salary and health benefits to duck meetings and when they attend them fight against us?

Folks, in 2015 we've gotta get rid of them- show up to the polls in droves and vote them OUT.

Mason, Russo, Castellano and Occhipinti are City Council Black Water.

Timmy takes a Facebook victory lap.


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