Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Fitness to serve



As if it weren't bad enough America is thisclose to electing a guy who throws poo on Twitter,  a New Jersey gubernatorial candidate may be thisclose to picking a Lieutenant Governor who, as a Hoboken elected official, needed staff to pick her Halloween costume, teach her to sit in a chair, and read constituents' private mail presumably to draft the replies.

It is fair to question any candidate's fitness to serve for any government office, be it President of the United States or the Lieutenant Governor of New Jersey.

As an American, it is terrifying to imagine our country governed by a tangerine Caligula.

As a New Jersey resident, it is alarming to imagine that a Councilwoman who needed staff, consultants and a full-time political operative to perform a simple, part-time Councilwoman job for ONE ward of a Mile Square city in the line of succession to become Governor of New Jersey.

To put it in perspective, the 2014 U.S. Census Bureau reported that New Jersey had a population of  8,893,000.  

The 2010 Hoboken Ward map shows the 2nd Ward had a population of 8,905- roughly 0.1% of the population of the State of New Jersey.

0.1%!

So, if a Ward Councilperson requires a committee to choose her Halloween costume....

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...how many staffers are needed to train a Lieutenant Governor on how to sit in a chair?



And if a Ward Councilperson cannot read and answer constituents emails  in a ward of 8,900 how in the hell could she co-govern a state of 8.9 million people?

The Bajardi SLAPP discovery emails were rife with examples of others performing this elected official's duties including sharing her 2nd Ward constituents' private email.  In fact, a single discovery production on November 26, 2013 included over 100 pages of 2nd Ward constituent  private email forwarded to (future) SLAPP Plaintiff Kim Cardinal.   

Here are but a few examples:




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It takes a village to be a Hoboken Ward Councilwoman. 


Well folks, the fitness to serve of potential candidates for office is a matter of public interest and public concern.  

GA is concerned.

42 comments:

  1. I almost had a heart attack when I saw the reference to 1,223 "likes". I thought that meant for the picture which would have meant that that many people currently are watching and like her. So I checked. And I was comforted to see that only 7 people liked this post from July. And as importantly, her entire page still only has 1,223 "likes". So not one new like since then. Phew... Still concerned though for all the reasons GA mentions above!

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    1. 1100 of those likes are from a dive bar in Weehawken.

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    2. In prior versions of Facebook "Pages" like Mason's you could see who the 1,223 people were. I scrolled through and I can assure you at least 1,000 were not Hoboken residents let alone NJ residents.

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  2. All eyes on Hoboken politicos who jump in the sack with Beth Mason. ALL.

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  3. Mason is a minor league version of Trump. Totally useless idiot who arrived on the scene thanks to someone else's money. How anyone who has witnessed Mason's antics in town could support Trump is pretty sad

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  4. Kinda hard to miss the obvious entitlement mentality between the sisters, Beth and Hillary.

    Both accomplished nothing but married and hitching ride's to their hubands' coattails and feel entitled to make a mess of everything they touch and call it resume worthy. Hillary failed the DC Bar Exam and Beth Mason failed at an advertising career. Only the cough-a-matic keeps gal pals on the side.

    Hillary loses and hammers over a dozen phones and iPads as it came out in a institutionally corrupt Friday night dump on Labor Day weekend. Like countes$$, Hillary's success is all lies upon lies built on more lies. A cursory view spells disaster. ISIS anyone?

    Well Mason met her waterloo eventually as her true enemy is the public (and bloggers), not much different from Hillary who makes Hoboken corruption look like kiddie training.

    Mason Civic looks inert compared to the Third World despots conned into giving tens of millions to the Clinton Foundation for who knows what. Russia at least got a good chunk of US uranium in that national security swindle. Viva La Bomb! Oh, were not going there, Putin is laughing WITH Hillary and there's mythology to uphold.

    Another obvious similarity; both gals obviously hate pay to play laws but only one is a proven traitor.

    As a general rule, I don't vote for traitors. It's an American thing, ideologues wouldn't understand.

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    1. Congrats on this month's dumbest comment. But the month is young, I'm confident there's still plenty of time for you to outdo yourself.

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    2. But do you vote for Pay for Play-ers?

      http://www.politico.com/story/2016/09/trump-pam-bondi-scandal-227823

      The Trump campaign is also facing a new crop of editorials, with the Miami Herald saying it’s “puzzling” why Trump’s controversy is not getting “equal billing” to that associated with the Clinton Foundation.

      “Unlike the faux scandal over the Clinton institution, there were actual victims here — people who paid good money to Trump University and feel they were duped. Why is Pam Bondi not investigating that?” the Miami Herald editorial board wrote in an item titled, “Donald Trump’s gift to Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi deserves a closer look.”

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    3. I think Beth and Hillary are similar as well. Hillary is far more intelligent than Beth, but the similarities listed above are a fair representation of the women.

      I wouldn't vote for Hillary or Trump if you paid me $40 or $400. :)

      Gary Johnson is the best choice in this election cycle. Even Jill Stein cannot compete with him.

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    4. The Clinton institution reportedly only uses 10% of what it collects for the causes they say they are taking in money.

      Far to much is being spent on perks and bennies for the Clintons and their friends to call it a real charity except for tax purposes.

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    5. Mason Hill Gang, what you've just said is one of the most insanely idiotic things I have ever heard. At no point in your rambling, incoherent response were you even close to anything that could be considered a rational thought. Everyone in this room is now dumber for having listened to it. I award you no points, and may God have mercy on your soul.

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    6. 9:55- the number is 80% not 10%. Thank you for your Alt Right eMedia talking points.

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    7. Hey Snoopy, I read the news today, oh boy: http://www.politico.com/story/2016/09/gary-johnson-aleppo-227873

      That's who you consider your "best choices"??? He's better at smoking pot than international affairs, LOL!

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    8. This was pretty funny, "faux scandal over the Clinton institution."
      Didn't even the pro-Hillary NY Times tell the Clintons to stop taking loot from Third World despots and other foreign "donors?"

      The Clinton Crime Syndicate has graciously offered that she will not take any more bribe money from overseas if she becomes President.

      Of course Bill and Chelea can rake in tens of millions more. Another sacred cow down in flames. If Hillary was a Republican, these same defenders would castigate her.

      When Hillary isn't out celebrating her bribe success, does she wear an ear piece to cheat in public forums as yesterday? Thats the latest question after she fared poorly in that Matt Lauer event last night. (Wouldn't you know, that journolist guy is another donor to the Clinton Crime Syndicate.)

      We don't accept any of that Hillary nonsense in Hoboken with counte$$, so I don't see why anyone should for President. The only federal office Hillary Clinton deserves is a federal pen. #NeverHillary

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    9. 1:12 Did you did also disapprove of Middle Eastern coziness that the Bush family had with the House of Saud? Also do you care about the Donald's gold courses in the middle east and their use of slave like labor

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    10. anon 12:19 - Yea, he flubbed on Aleppo. He admitted the gaffe said it's not his first and won't be his last. He's honest. Something Trump & Hillary are not. He's also not receiving intelligence briefings and probably can't point to every city where there's an issue in the world. Oh the horror!

      he's not wearing an ear piece during interviews and he's not talking about making Mexico build walls. He's still the best choice.

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    11. Maybe you should take a look in the mirror and ask yourself a question on supporting the House of Saud, the clitoris cutting kingdom and how your candidate Hillary Clinton takes tens of millions of dollars from them.

      That's not related to any local laws you raise on building but tens of millions HANDED to her. What does the Saudi king expect he's buying for those tens of millions given to Hillary Clinton?

      If Hillary Clinton was a Republican, it would be front and center day after day. Put a (D) next to her name and the global pay-to-play corruption is A-OK. Here's to Julian Assange finding more emails on those dozen phones and a few iPads "lost" by Hillary that she claimed didn't exist.

      And here's to Americans turning out to make sure the most corrupt presidential candidate in our lifetime never gets to set foot again in the Oval Office.

      Just heard an Emerson poll out and NJ is shockingly a four point race within the margin of error. If that's the case, Clinton is finished. If the Queen Corruptocrat can't easily win the Soprano State easily, she's toast.

      Mason is poison and everything she touches turns to shit. So glad she got behind Crooked! Thank you Beth!!

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    12. MHgang is your typical Alt-right eMedia bot.

      Praise for bloody, ruthless, anti-American dictator Putin=good.

      A Charity that provides HIV prevention to millions in the Third World = bad.

      Allegations of profiteering from donations to the Clintons proven false, but you won't find it on Trump Media wing Breitbart.

      Run along now! Or do we get another long-winded, smug diatribe of no less than 500 words!

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    13. @Snoopy, anyone with half a brain who reads a newspaper (or news website) knows the issues regarding Aleppo, no special security briefing necessary. I prefer that my president have half a brain. Perhaps he should put down the bong and become a serious candidate (which obviously he is not).

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    14. @annon 9:21 - if you prefer half a brain, then Hillary is your choice. The other half seems to be melting away. Hence her need for earpieces and her lack of pressers. She can't. She's lost it. Hillary 8 years ago isn't the same as Hillary today. Much like McCain 2008, Hillary is over the hill and lost her chance.

      As for Trump -he may have half a brain, he may not.

      But to your point about Aleppo - No, that's not true. Plenty of people know Syria, know the conflict, know there's a real issue, but cannot name the city of Aleppo. It's not brought up in the news daily, it's not in most articles about the Syrian conflict, and it's a city in a mostly unfamiliar country, and the entire country is war torn. It's not an issue.

      Also, while I don't use marijuana, it's not any worse than alcohol. So you & all the other over 50 types who are worried about bong hits are showing your age. :)

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    15. snoopster, Hillary had a presser yesterday. Was announced in the morning, took place sometime after 9:30 and got airtime on cable yest. Curious why media hasn't made more of it. Agree she should be giving more of them. She probably will, now that the race has tightened.

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    16. Snoopy do you have a clue what Johnson's platform actually is? Do you care? Or is it enough that he's not Clinton or Trump and since he's not going to win you intend to vote for someone who you know nothing about?

      1. Do you think we can balance the budget by just cutting it 45%
      2. Do you think we should replace all other taxes with a consumption tax that shifts the tax burden onto the poor and middle class and away from the wealthy?
      3. Do you support an isolationist foreign policy?
      4. Do you think we can maintain a strong military after cutting our military budget by 45%?

      Johnson is not just a third party "concept." He's a guy with an actual platform that would be considered nutty by many of those who say they support him if they bothered to find out what he actually stands for besides not being Clinton or Trump.

      Vote for Clinton. Vote for Trump. Stay home. Vote for Johnson or Stein if you actually agree with their wacky policies and think they'd make a good president if they miraculously won. But find out what they stand for and understand that a vote for them is not just a vote against Clinton and Trump.

      In my opinion we have not 2 bad choices but 4 and I will be voting for Clinton not as the least bad between her and Trump but as the least bad of the 4.

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    17. anon 1:02 - thanks for your concern.
      1. No, I don't think that will work. And he won't do it.
      2. Yes, I think consumption tax is a great idea as long as its' done properly. If you don't tax food/housing/clothing under a certain $ amount (like in NYC) how does this impact the poor more than the rich? When the rich buy an airplane, a $15mm house or a ferrari, should they not pay considerably more for it? This would get tax money in from them that otherwise escapes the income tax rules because of inheritance, living off of the residuals of a trust etc.
      3. To an extent, I would love to be isolationist. If we could go all the way that would be glorious. We cannot.
      4. I think cutting military spending is critical. See #3, that makes #4 possible.

      While you seem to think you're the only informed person in this conversation, you are wrong. But that's what makes america great, even people who are wrong get to voice their opinions for all to observe. To that end, I also agree with term limits, his jobs plan, and his ideas about education. I disagree with him on abortion, but that's not the biggest issue I have in life nor is it a great concern of mine that abortion rights will be overturned.

      How can you support Hillary who is so much like Beth Mason it's unbelievable or Trump who is a blowhard?

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    18. GA - I didn't see the presser. The last 3 days *until this afternoon* have been a blur for me. There's been a lot going on in my little corner of the world.

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  5. Ever notice how close Hillary Clinton is to Goldman Sacs?

    Everything from getting hundreds of thousands of dollars for speeches that she doesn't want to release transcripts of to the massive financial backing of her son-in-law's failed hedge fund.

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    1. Neither are clean. Trump promised to fire our generals, called them "rubble", told the world he admires Putin, told the world America should have stolen oil, and that was just LAST NIGHT. The RNC should denounce and disown this clown.

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    2. The Generals under Commander in Chief Obama killed Osama Bin Laden, and Trump calls them rubbish. I'll take crooked hillary any day over pay for play DUMB As a box of rocks Donald.

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    3. 10:24, But what do you mean? At the start of every Apprentice episode NBC told me Donald Trump was successful. So he'll be a brilliant President. I mean look how awesome his companies are. Trump University, Airlines, Water, Steaks, etc..

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    4. anon @ 10:36 - your first mistake was watching The Apprentice. :)

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  6. Mason couldn't handle representing a ward in a small city part time without a team of handlers. All she know is how to forward emails

    Is she just lazy or is she just so stupid she needs all this help? Or is it both? Luckily, and hopefully, she never gets to serve office again

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    1. It is both and I doubt he wants anything but her money. I doubt anyone wants a running mate who is hated in her own town and has even half the baggage this witch has.

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  7. Mason really meant to say " had ( to pay for ) a great dinner with my ( not ) friends

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  8. Lieutenant Governor is an elected position. Sweeney can put her on his ticket, but she still has to get elected. Not likely to happen.

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    1. You don't vote separately for LG. Its like president and vice. You vote for the package.

      If Sweeney puts her on his ticket and wins she wins too. So she has the same chances of getting elected as Sweeney does and if he's the dem nominee (50/50 chance right now) he will almost certainly win.

      So yes, if Sweeney is the nominee and she winds up on Sweeney's ticket it is very likely to happen. Sweeney will probably pick a woman from North Jersey to balance the ticket and Beth will likely be on his vetting list. I think he's more likely to pick someone like Sandra Cunningham but Beth is a real possibility - a bit of a long shot but not the longest shot out there.

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  9. GA

    Can you do something about the shit show that this post has become? The ALT right has invaded your home. Not you, Snoopy, but I do think that a person running for president has to know about Alepppo, and not think that it is an acronym. That was a HUUUGGEEE disappointment to me, from someone who is considering voting for him and would like to see him participate in the debates. But, my thoughts on equating Trump v Hillary:

    Clinton = an ice cream headache
    Trump = a headache from a malignant brain tumor

    There just is nothing to even debate on the issue, unless you are wearing a tinfoil hat. #NeverTrump If that means I have to hold my nose and vote for Hillary, then so be it. I would rather live another day to get a headache from eating ice cream again instead of wasting away at a Cancer Treatment Center of America facility.

    That said - can we get back to the mission of your blog - "One gals musings on Hoboken politics"?

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    1. QOTV, mere mention of the tangerine Caligula brings them out of the woodwork.

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    2. @QOTV, right on. alt-right nuttiness is why i stopped going to MSV. i'm confident GA won't be posting the crazy alex jones/brietbart conspiracy theories that attract the looney commenters.

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    3. I'll take the pothead over Trump and Clinton thank you very much.

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    4. LOL anon 10:43, me too. Also, now we have Trump who is insane, or Hillary who is sick and possibly mentally losing it.How can anyone vote for any candidate other than Johnson?

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  10. I saw that cut-out in front of Madame Tussauds. The children were terrified. The photographer had to keep telling them the zombie lady was just cardboard and her undead friend would never be the governor of anything in real life.

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  11. Feel better, Hil, we need ya!

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  12. The Mason for Lt. Governor is a non-story. Once they do due diligence on her there will be no chance she gets the nod.

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