|Beth Mason and her chief aide, Democratic Committeeman Matt Calicchio photo credit: MSV|
Oh Jeez, a pollster from Kalamata Research Services just talked my ear off then filled it with mud.
He was nice enough at first, with benign questions about the mayoral candidates and selected at-large slates ( Mindak, Gonzales and Miani who?) so GA didn't see it coming when his even-handed questions morphed into ones like this:
Would this statement that people are saying make you more or less likely to vote for Dawn Zimmer?Yikes!
Dawn Zimmer is attempting to suppress and intimidate minorities and senior citizens by disenfranchising their right to vote- these are some of the same voter suppression tactics that the radical right wing is using in Texas and North Carolina.
There was quite a bit more along those lines; the rest of the poll was a Hoboken411 Greatest Hits Parade; some of the talking points so old and crusty they should be enjoying their golden years on a shuffleboard court.
But no, these old clunkers were dragged out of retirement and presumably onto the campaign trail- if they 'poll' well, that is.
Yep, no good Mason piss-poll is without it's Superbowl fable (how Zimmer sent supporters to the Superbowl game) or it's $25 million budget fiction, or her broken promise to cut taxes 25% in the first year, bla bla bla. No doubt this bowel-movement was squeezed out by Mason's rancid Tuna , a.k.a. Hoboken's unelected 2nd Ward Councilwoman.
And why do I call it a Piss-Poll?
Because the pollster pisses on your leg and says "It's raining!"
I do hope you folks answer the phone for this one. Aside from using your ear as a urinal, the questions tell me they are really interested in how many people will vote down the line vs. those who might 'split' their vote- which is what this election is all about for the Dark Side.
And the way they plan to do it is to soften support for Zimmer with such piss-polls. Yes, they know you will vote for her, but if they plant some seeds of distrust, perhaps you can be wooed to split your Council vote for either Peter B., Brit or Frank.
So, the piss-poll attacked Doyle, Dave M. and Ravi. You could just hear those fish lips smacking with drool when he wrote the one about Ravi getting a traffic ticket.
Oh, no! Ravi got a traffic ticket!
And Mike Russo's family owes Hoboken taxpayers $324K, 10 years of un-entitled health benefits and an explanation why he agreed to a $5K deposit from Solomon Dwek on the FBI surveillance tape!
And Tim Occhipinti spent 98% of $13K in donations for his 2015 municipal campaign, including reimbursing himself for Sandy donations! And took money from Birdsall Engineering who was doing business with Hoboken! And took a generous campaign contribution from developer Danny Tatolli but didn't recuse himself from voting on an easement for Tatolli's restaurant!
Why didn't Timmy recuse himself from that vote?
|Timmy's 20-Day Post Election ELEC report- submitted 6/1/11|
And Terry Castellano sends confidential information to political operative James Barracato a.k.a. Finboy!
And Beth Mason underwrites SLAPP suits for political operatives, has had a 501(c)(3) which is a taxpayer-subsidized front for a political machine, and has 'shell' companies like Newton Lao Leonard and Lock, LLP presumably for moving money around to operatives, consultants, and other political purposes without detection!
Finally, Timmy, Mason, Russo and Terry all voted NO to a 9-11 memorial for Hoboken's victims.
That about says it all for their moral bankruptcy, never mind the political hijinks. Timmy, Mason, Russo and Castellano are the walking dead.
So, by all means, do answer your telephone. And when they get to the Mason talking point about how Zimmer sent supporters to the Superbowl, remember that Giattino and Pellegrini had such a good meeting with NFL Executives, followed up in New York City by a presentation to the NFL by Mayor Zimmer and the Hoboken Events Committee, word is that they "love" our City! All because of Zimmer administration and Hoboken Events Committe initatitives, Hoboken's economy will reap a cut of the hundreds of millions of dollars host cities make. Thank you, Mayor!
That's thinking BIG.
For the other kind of thinking, here's the Superbowl 2014 business plan Mason announced in her newsletter of February 2012.