Nurse, grab the Thorazine.
MSV has posted the video clip of Beth Mason's very strange outburst at last night's City Council meeting.
In a nutshell, Joe Mindak and his business partner Kevin Cale had just finished speaking in the public portion. They contend monies are owed to them by the city for their firm's work to-date on an unfinished website promoting tourism for Hoboken. Which was not news to anyone on the dais-- except for one elected official who discharges her Council duties onto 'the help'-- like political operative James Barracato.
Nope, reading email is for 'little people'. Mason holds no other job except as a paid public servant with a staff and a storefront unlike other Council members with demanding full time jobs, who ride buses and subways with other 'little people' yet still manage to read their email.
Not Beth Mason.
She needs 'people' to do that for her. But you know what they say about people who need people...
Hit it Barb!
(Barb honey, how about tweaking that a little: people who can afford people are the luckiest people...)
Mason: How come we weren't informed of this...
Cunningham: (to Occhipinti) You just got a question, we answered it.
Longo: You were informed of this...Actually, check your emails because Councilman Russo asked me for the status of the tourism website and I responded to all of you...
Mason: ...and can I tell you something? This thing about hiding behind all the freakin' paperwork that this administration throws at this council and then says "oh, figure it out!"
Cunningham: Oh... please...
Mason: But what if it's important enough, let us know. Pick up the phone! Talk to us once in a while!
Cunningham: Look at your email, Councilwoman
Mason: No! Council President.
Mason: (raising voice) Why don't you start communicating with people!
Cunningham: We are. We are!
Mason: (yelling) Instead of what you're doing! You're shutting them up!!
Cunningham: Cheryl Falick...
Mason: ... you put gag orders on people!! You're telling them to shut up!!! And, and you're, you're breaking the law by telling people by saying...
Cunningham: Councilwoman, relax.
Mason: ...that meetings aren't announced properly...
Mason: We're just gonna shut you down!!!
Cunningham: Relax, Councilwoman...
Mason: NO!!! Guess what? It's about time that somebody stopped listening to your CRAP!!!Now, if you ask me it really isn't Mason's fault.
Whomever she outsourced her email-reading to that day: Finboy, Alonso, Calicchio, fucked up royally- or should I say 'royalty'?
Off with their heads!