|Soluble midnight flyer|
The Occhipinti campaign finally took a swing at Ramos.
Too little, too late?
Let's start with too little.
As midnight flyers go, this was an anemic effort. Half-assed and half-hearted, done more to say "see, we did attack him" than to do damage. (Not like the one which blanketed Hoboken last year starring yours truly.) No, this midnight flyer was done by the same crew that will line up for jobs in a Ramos administration, palms out.
This effort looks to me like it was done to calm Mason's ruffled feathers; GA hears her telephone poll shows Tim so far behind Ramos, he's not even a blip.
Those in the Occhipinti camp playing footsie with Ramos did their jobs a little too well.
These midnight flyers were scattered rag-tag, on random utility poles. One here, another there None on windshields, none left at or near home entrances or mailboxes. Furthermore, the fine print at the bottom tells you:
Printed on an organic water-soluble substrate using water-soluble non-toxic inks. This message will dissolve in the rain forming a slurry that does not block the sewers or adversely effect plant and animal life.Dissolves in the rain.
What is tomorrow's forecast? RAIN.
See what I mean? This was not a serious effort; it was done the cheap to impress the money-people (Raia and Mason) that "we did it". Such a "water-soluble" effort is more circumstantial proof that those running the Occhipinti campaign are working for Ruben and milking the campaign with this melts-in-the-rain flyer.
As for "too late", well... that remains to be seen, doesn't it?
|Non-soluble Russo endorsement|
So it's official!
Now GA isn't sure if Michael Russo's endorsement letter melts in the rain or is printed in water soluble ink, but I bet if you dropped it in the toilet to soak, it wouldn't get stuck in the pipe after you flushed it down.
Finally, GA received this from another reader:
The last page of the 2013 Q2 ELEC filing for "Moving Forward" (Vazquez, Oland, Markevitch) shows a closing balance of $4425.50
The first page of the 2013 R29 WLWC filing for "One Hoboken Moving Forward" (Gilbarty, Rivera) shows funds transferred from prior campaign of $4425.50 with a note "see Moving Forward Committee of 2012"
|Non-soluble Nazi Truck delivers 2012 campaign cash to 2013 'One Hoboken Moving Forward'|
Hmmm... anything technically 'wrong' with that Nazi Truck campaign's delivery of $4,425.00? Campaign cash is fungible, as they say. Anybody know?
Frank Raia, One Hoboken candidate was Treasurer of the ill-fated Move Forward campaign that attacked a Hoboken mom/activist/blogger with a Nazi Truck (and a Horse).
Well, GA is reminded of that Move Forward campaign was supposed to return $6,616.50 to Councilwoman Beth Mason's political action committee for violating Hoboken's Pay-to-Play ordinance. From the paper formerly known as The Hoboken Reporter, now The Beth Mason Reporter:
School board slate told to return campaign donation to Mason committeeDid that money get returned? Or did a Nazi Truck deliver it to Frank Raia's One Hoboken Moving Forward BoE slate?
HOBOKEN -- The city of Hoboken ruled last week that campaign contributions by Councilwoman Beth Mason to Board of Education election ticket Move Forward have to be returned within 30 days.City Clerk Jim Farina wrote to the treasurer of Friends of Beth Mason, saying that the $7,116 contribution from her political action committee last month exceeded the municipal code limit of $500 from political action committees in local elections. The ordinance was passed in mid 2011, according to a statement from city attorney Mellissa Longo.