The Queen of mean was trolling the ferry line this morning. Smiling and handing out the attached. Seems like she is using the pretense of art patron and caring for moms to draw the unsuspecting into her lair. (a palindrome for liar).
Have a nice day.
Absent from my last two Zoning Board meetings were Mason's camera boy and his Dad, who've been regular attendees since March 27, 2012. Gathering stock footage was never the point, as they've shot enough of me to circle the equator. The idea was to be there with one, sometimes 2 cameras pointed at yours truly. It's become a joke on the board, in fact.
Then of course, there's that weird press release that came out after the water main breaks, a 2-part mystery. Part one, the the tossing of Anthony Russo under the bus:
In an open letter, Mason calls for cooperation between factions of the City Council, Mayor Dawn Zimmer and North Hudson Sewerage Authority to work together "to stabilize and strengthen our infrastructure."OUCH!
Like Mayor Dawn Zimmer, Mason put the blame for the failing infrastructure on "previous administrations" for allowing "campaign contributors to adversely influence important city planning decisions."
Part Two, kissy-face with Mayor Zimmer and Frank Raia. From Mason's release:
Although debate among government officials is sometimes contentious, Mayor Zimmer, my City Council colleagues, and I all believe that protecting the health, welfare, and safety of residents is our number one priority. North Hudson Sewerage Authority Commissioner Frank Raia assures me that he will provide whatever support is necessary to stabilize and strengthen our infrastructure.Mason's press release on March 28, came a day after Stack's pick for the Hoboken's Assembly slot was reported in PolitickerNJ, HHA Director Carmelo Garcia. It's rumored that Ruben Ramos' machinations behind-the-scenes made it all happen. The buzz is that Mason and Raia were pissed. Mason has ignored Ramos' mayoral candidacy from Day 1, signs are the blackout of coverage on her tabloid Hoboken411.com and the burying of Ruben's announcement on page 2 of the Hoboken Reporter. Russo is said to be supporting Ramos. Rumor has it that Masons tired of being 'used' by the Russos. And Frank's been the guy running the VBM harvests over at the HHA.
What does this all mean? Who knows. But that was one big suck-up to Raia. And, as many have already pointed out, the Hudson Sewage Authority has nothing to do with Hoboken water mains or maintaining them.
Then of course there's my friend Al Sullivan, who has NEVER smoked crack but occasionally writes like he has... (aw, just kiddin' ya, Al).
Well, look. We know that Mason's anchovy is constantly on the horn with the folks over at the Reporter, plying them with nonsense. So, here's what Sully wrote, in part:
Mason has already made peace overtures to Zimmer, and it is likely that there will be more.
Oh, Al honey. There ARE no peace overtures until Mason STOPS underwriting that crappy Doyle lawsuit. NONE. Anything else is window dressing. Until that junk lawsuit withers up and blows away, there's not a Kumbaya to be heard in the Mile Square.
Beth Mason reminds me of the Lucille Ball character in I Love Lucy.
It's one scheme after another, one crazy stunt on top of another crazy stunt- over and over and over; this didn't work so let's try that... that didn't work so let's try this... all because she wants to be a STAR. Swap 'Hollywood' with 'Washington D.C.'.
But the Lucy character was funny and endearing. Nobody ever got hurt from one of her schemes. No taxpayers ever got ripped off paying for bogus lawsuits. She never tried to close a hospital, she never stopped infrastructure improvements in her city, she never shut down Pier C park.
GA believes people can change for good, or bad. Let's see.