Busy with what, you say?
Well, it isn't that appealing, so I appeal to you to discuss more appealing matters. Catch my drift?
Last night, GA watched the City Council swan song of Beth Mason, Terry Castellano and Tim Occhipinti. Yep, it was a soft landing for a long, wild ride.
Ask yourselves: WHO will be there to "clear up" future missing millions of quarters?
WHO will be there to defend Hoboken from monster raccoons and dog-eating opossum?
GA will miss Timmy most of all. He matured on the job- growing from a complete asshole to a guy who worked with his better angels. Yeah, yeah, this is not an endorsement for the 2010 vote farming that swept him in, but acknowledgment that once there, he (finally) became a productive Council member. Whatever his motives- rejection by the Russo-Mason faction- GA doesn't care. I don't care about motives, I don't care about sex lives... it's all noise.
Beth Mason and Terry Castellano will NOT be missed. Terry's ungracious manner toward Mike Defusco when he stood up to speak; keeping her eyes lowered, refusing to acknowledge his presence and courteous remarks addressed to her- is all one needs to know about her character. After 21 years on the job, she truly believes she owns it- is entitled to it- how dare this young whipper-snapper take it away. If Castellano had an ounce of class, she would have looked DeFusco in the eye and smiled.
Beth Mason? She was all smiles- big ones. GA heard a lot of perfunctory "Thank-yous"- one Reform official went too far in her comments to Mason, but hey, that is my OPINION.
There isn't a whole lot to say, except Thank God she (and her operatives) have their claws off the levers of power.
Is there any need to "thank" an individual who has done grievous harm to Hoboken residents, attacked their First Amendment rights to free political speech, and cost many dearly?
GA does NOT think so. Nevertheless, the bullshit parade went on last night.
GA appreciates the succinct remarks of Jen Giattino, a victim of Mason smear fliers, to her tormenter.
Giattino simply said, "I wish you good luck."