Tuesday, June 21, 2016

NJ.com Forums to go dark


Many of us 'old timers' recall when  nj.com's  Hoboken Forum was churning with political operatives, cranks, activists, passers-by, locals and lunatics, slugging it out in a 24/7 cyber-fight club.

Yes, that board was rough-and-tumble (an understatement.)   I posted there as "Clockwork3."

In 2010, after I began my term on the ZBA, "messages" like this one began to pop up on the forum:


A videographer who said "someone hired him" showed up at my ZBA meeting to film "on Tuesday."


Hey, Beth Mason's videographer did film me at the Zoning Board  for 12 months... and the video did play on a sound truck ("Nazi Truck") for the BoE "Move Forward" campaign.



Messages would pop up about my running for re-election as Democratic Committeewoman  for Ward 6- District 5...



...and invitations to resign my Committee seat.



GA has a reasonable basis to believe that these "messages" to silence this blog, to deprive me of my constitutional right to participate in the democratic process, came from the same miserable group behind the SLAPP suit.  Yes, the kind that wish "painful vasectomies" on their political opponents, that try to impoverish them with in court for political free speech.

Here is one of Team SLAPP, believed to be Mason's chief political operative, warning Horsey and myself of "what Lane [Bajardi] has in store for us" if we "keep yapping."


The irony of course, is that they SLAPPed themselves silent. Their fake lawsuit emptied the nj.com Hoboken Forum and Hoboken Patch discussion boards; neither ever recovered.  

So, we bid good-bye to the nj.com  one time free-for-all, where municipal board members and elected officials and SLAPP suits could be threatened by real bullies.

I can't say I will miss it.


16 comments:

  1. That board was a bigger ghost town than Hoboken 411. At least Perry talks to himself.

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  2. I wish it were permissible to bitch slap Sara in her face.

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  3. Wiskeytango was good for a few laughs.

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    1. That guy was ALL over the nj.com site. Tons of log-in names and lots of gibberish

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    2. Whatever happened to him?

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  4. Sounds like little finbitch. Quite the internet tough guy.

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  5. The tone and style of the posts sound like that giant, acne-riddled pro-wrestling freak.

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  6. Looks like FinBoy was pretty upset back in 2010 with the Mason cabal and wanted blood. Obviously, they had designs on issuing a SLAPP-suit then. The emails to Ricky Mason prove it and the Hoboken Journal really pissed them where Lane was called a looney leprechaun.

    Lane got away with filing a false police report against Horsey and wasn't grateful for being let off the hook when five witnesses were lined up against him for assault and robbery.

    Anything but.

    Looks like there's a conspiracy that went on leading into 2012. Then in July of that year, the conspiracy became real.

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    1. The bastard didn't deserve to be let off the hook. Not then and not now. I hear he's hoisted himself on a hook of his own design, with his wedded accomplice-in-perjury. Both of them are on the hook bigtime to creditors who are not letting them off the hook. In fact, I hear more hooks are on the way. That's what I hear.

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    2. Stay tuned. I here two bombs were recently dropped.

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  7. Sara/Branko/JollyRoger always seemed like the worst and most disturbed of that lot, and from what little I can tell they've been untouched by all the scandal. I hope they learned something.

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    1. Definitely didn't learn any smart fashion choices. Sweet Ed Hardy shirt

      http://photos.nj.com/4505/gallery/the_hoboken_shelter_happy_hour_fundraiser/index.html#/0

      Along with the unibrow's love of jean shorts this is quite the fashion week show crowd

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    2. Any rational person in Sara/Branko's shoes would be second guessing their past choices. The assumptions underlying their opinions and actions have pretty much all proven to be so clearly wrong that any normal person would be saying to themselves "what the heck was I thinking?"

      Back in 2008, Mason and her cohort should have been trying to mend fences and unite "reform" behind her upcoming mayoral candidacy, something that probably wouldn't have been too heavy a lift.

      Instead, these e-mails show that their discussion centered on how best to destroy (rather than co-opt) their perceived reform "enemies" led by the ubiquitous and dangerous Michael Lenz . "Do we destroy Lenz, in which case Zimmer and Marsh will die since they are lost without him or do we go after Zimmer and Marsh directly so Lenz won't matter?" Out of this strategy came a Zimmer candidacy that probably would never have happened if Mason, the twins and Sara S hadn't behaved as if they were in a war to the death that their "enemies" weren't actually fighting. Much like will almost certainly happen with Hillary, even those who didn't think much of Mason would have almost certainly held their noses and supported her against Cammarano, including Zimmer herself.

      This whole idea of Lenz as an evil HCDO Svengali controlling Zimmer et al has proven to be wildly off base, yet everything theses people did starting in the run up to the 2009 election up through the SLAPP suit flowed from their almost religious belief in that idea.

      They misinterpreted virtually everything that happened in the real world around them since they interpreted everything through that lens (pun intended). They intentionally burned every bridge they needed to build since they were motivated at least as much by hate (of Lens and anyone they deemed to be one of his disciples) and insecurity as by the desire to win elections.

      Sadly, this whole experience has probably just resulted in an even greater sense of victimhood and self righteousness since self reflection is not their "thing.' Though the Lenz obsession has probably finally dissipated (without any recognition it was ever wrong) replaced by Zimmer, her husband and evil "bloggers."

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  8. Sara S's insanely vicious personality and scummy gutter politics quickly rotted out the parks group she tried to use from the inside.

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