Either way, Ramos will need a lot of help for this fight. Some financial, the rest a Dark Side rally around the campfire with all in agreement to back Ramos. Because this Goliath won't go down with a sling-shot or a Nazi Truck. Augie Torres and Al Sullivan have called our mayor unbeatable.
Is she? Well...according to King James, Proverbs 16:18:
Pride goes before destruction, and a haughty spirit before a fall.
King James is no fibber- ask the Move Forward campaign.
With Ramos' imminent run, where's the Old Guard rally?
Not a kumbaya in earshot. On top of that, GA was genuinely surprised at the big diss Ruben got from The Hoboken Reporter this week. I mean, the guy plans to take on Zimmer- couldn't they throw him a bone and give him one of 50 spots on their 'Power Surge' list? Even 'Theater and Arts Groups' made the list.
But no, bupkis for the elected official who's stepped up to battle the Giant.
Which brings up another point.
There is no doubt that Beth Mason's got the HR's ear. How else could she have jumped 21 places for losing an election? The Reporter even had to fudge her accomplishments- lying about her uptown headquarters giving out FOOD after the hurricane (she didn't), and a bogus charity, HudosnCountyrecovers.org which seems to exist for media consumption. Don't believe me?
Go to HudsonCountyRecovers.org and try to donate.
Here's what you'll find- the charity's Paypal account has been suspended.
Paypal put a stop on the Mason Civic League's use of their service to accept donations. A couple of weeks ago, according to a source.
Why? GA looked up Paypal's Acceptable Use Policy:
You may not use the PayPal service for activities that:
1. violate any law, statute, ordinance or regulation.So, what was it? The Mason Civic League didn't cancel the account. It's still there. Just suspended.
2. relate to transactions involving (a) narcotics, steroids, certain controlled substances or other products that present a risk to consumer safety, (b) drug paraphernalia, (c) items that encourage, promote, facilitate or instruct others to engage in illegal activity, (d) stolen goods including digital and virtual goods (e) items that promote hate, violence, racial intolerance, or the financial exploitation of a crime, (f) items that are considered obscene, (g) items that infringe or violate any copyright, trademark, right of publicity or privacy or any other proprietary right under the laws of any jurisdiction, (h) certain sexually oriented materials or services, (i) ammunition, firearms, or certain firearm parts or accessories, or (j) ,certain weapons or knives regulated under applicable law.
3. involve the sales of products or services identified by government agencies to have a high likelihood of being fraudulent.
Did Paypal suspend the account for one of the above reasons? Was Paypal notified by a "government agency"?
But the FACT is the Mason Civic League is NOT accepting donations for the charity via their web site.
Has Hudson County Recovers raised any money? How much?
But I digress.
The point: Mason didn't help Ruben get a place on the HR's 'Most Influential' list- which she could have done.