Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Overheard at the Hothouse...


Seeing is not believing... 

'Cause some folks saw this at Karen Nason's Friday night fundraiser:

Mayoral candidate Karen Nason with Frank 'Pupie' Raia and her campaign manager, Donald Goncalves

They look like best buddies, right?

Well, guess what?  One person in that photo is not a 'Nason for Mayor' supporter.  Eenie, meenie, miney moe....

Here's the story folks.

A GA reader stopped by the Hothouse last evening and spotted Nason sitting with her campaign manager.
Karen looked upset. She was speaking loudly. Real loudly. Her manager just listened. This is what I remember:

"Frank asked me to meet with him tonight... When I got there he was with Ruben Ramos. Ruben did all the talking. He told me if I drop out they'll give me position on Defusco's slate!  I said NO.
Ramos said "The numbers... the numbers... you CAN'T WIN!  I asked " Where are the poll numbers?" Ruben said "What poll?" I kept asking where are the poll numbers? I hear Mike did lousy."  Ruben said "I hear he did pretty good" Then he asked me again to drop out. So I asked "What are YOU getting out of this?" Ramos said "Mike's The Man." I asked Ruben "when is he going to announce?" Ruben said "Monday."  I had enough. So I got up and said "You can keep your council position, I'm gonna go big or go home."
Wow.  Can you smell the desperation?  Ramos is practically begging!

Ooooo... please pretty please.... 

And how 'bout Frank Raia, (a.k.a. 'Benedict Pupie') pretending to support Nason, but he's really on Team DeFusco and trying to push her out of the race!

Well folks, if you didn't believe the poll results were grim for DeFusco, do you now?  Because here we have Pupie Raia calling a sit-down with Nason to play 'Let's Make a Deal': a spot on DeFusco's ticket if she drops out of the race!

GA supposes that the poll showed Nason's candidacy is a mortal wound to DeFusco's.

I guess the woman has to drop out to make way for the man. Or "The Man" as Ramos put it. 

Such chutzpah!

Maybe Nason should have asked the same question to Raia: "What are YOU getting out of this?"

To be continued...

34 comments:

  1. GA reader my ass!
    ...So your source who was listening in writes to you as Karen in the first person?
    Nason ( the person who called Jen Giattino a liar ) and You can't even collude well

    Because everyone who "overhears" writes in the 1st person... ROFL...



    "A GA reader stopped by the Hothouse last evening and spotted Nason sitting with her campaign manager."

    Nason turns on Raia is more like it, anyone who shuts out discussions is a fool, anyone who leaks private conversations amongst friends is a Trump light, but then again, her manager worked on Trump's campaign

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  2. So your source eavesdrops on Karen's meeting with her manager ( and the knew he was her manager too) Small world... and reports back... Nice

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  3. Exactly! My source recounted the conversation. Has it occurred to you 30-40 people attended her Friday fundraiser? Her manager was there, and at the first one too. Its not a state secret. My source didn't know his name.

    Such a skeptic!

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    1. Ramos wasn't at her event at HotHouse... This was supplied by Nason
      Dig deeper #FAKENEWS

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    2. Oh and "Last Evening " was not Friday, her event was Friday...
      Her manager is a Trump supporter

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    3. Correct.

      3:33- Ramos was not there on Friday.

      3:35- The meeting with Pupie and Ramos was last night (Monday).

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  4. Are we almost done shooting the messenger? Because the messsge is pretty amazing.

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    1. The Messenger and Candidate look like they are one in the same...So Hillary and Bernie never met? Oh okay, nobody ever tries to unite

      We are to trust Nason, she told the truth about Giattino right? She even had a tape!

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    2. That qualifies as guessing the messenger and shooting at the guess. I'm still stuck on the message.

      Maybe Ruben will offer a denial a la Dave Mello.

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    3. Because when you go to HotHouse for coffee you always eavesdrop and transcribe a long convo and know exactly who she is talking about and that it's something to report to GA and that Karen has customers she talks politics in front of? Even Dave Roberts kept politics out of his restaurants.

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    4. 5:23, got nothing to say about Frank and Ruben asking Karen to run on Mike's ticket? I'll bet even YOUVE been GA's source before. how about the facts????

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    5. Ok, I've just shot the messenger with the cyber equivalent of an elephant gun. Cyber blood everywhere. Very gratifying sight for messenger shooters.

      Now, about that message. Wow.

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    6. Mike Russso did his politics in a restaurant.
      Peter Cammarano did his politics in a restaurant too.

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    7. 5:46- TS runs around calling MDF "the gay Cammarano." True story.

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  5. And there it is... how is this crowd missing it? The merging of the OG / Bad boys... Ramos and Raia on the same team? Really? After Raia ruined Ramos' chance at Mayor in 2013 when Raia backed Timmy and split the vote? Hmm... missing though is Russo - who my guess will have to decide who he likes better - Mayor Zimmer or his cousin Terry Castellano. Cause if he joins Raia and Ramos to back DeFusco, it will be like a stake through the heart of Terry. But if he doesn't support the only credible Zimmer opponent, then unofficially he will be embracing Zimmer? (not quite a stake through Terry's heart, but maybe a punch to the gut...). The danger is back... and MDF - poor guy - is about to get sucked in without the ability to return. Any chance at any credibility in town is about to go down the toilet with the OG which is already swirling...

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    1. sit back relax and have a Cadbury bar...

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  6. Russo backed Mike against Terry in the 1st ward during the ward race. Left his cuz high & dry

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  7. Maybe the KGB are taping her HotHouse?

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    1. Dave Roberts is her landlord after all... Roberts is supporting Zimmer.

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    2. Whaaaaaa? Dave Roberts is with Zimmer? You mean State Takeover Dave?
      Wow, Zimmer must be worried... and all along folks thought think he, Kenny and the HCDO team just accidentally were having dinner at the same venue as Zimmer's pure reform fundraiser....Phew! Almost thought she became a typical 3rd term politician

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    3. DeFusco said he supported Zimmer and look at the lying piece of shit he turned into. Now he is Sacco's piece of shit.

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  8. We can wait till Monday to see if this proves true. I think it will.
    The almost instant try at damage control always give it away..

    Ramos already burned his bridge to Stack and backing Sacco's boy will not go un-noticed or un-punished.

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    1. Sacco's boy ran for office? Oh the desperation by zimmers lackeys...

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    2. All those Stack influencers campaigning at Maxwell Place! Oh Mikey be scareded!

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    3. Those Stack influencers at the HHA ! Applied ! Oh Mikey must be scared ! Mikey may have to pay his day workers more from his SACCO cash.

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  9. Mike was already toast. Now he's burned toast. Bye bye.

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  10. Ruben picking Mike's ticket? shouldn't Mike pick his own ticket?

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    1. You have erroneously assumed that this has ever really been Mike's ticket.


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  11. It seems the pretext of a fake reform ticket with Soares and Fallick reportedly on board to help to sell the con to the public has fallen by the wayside.

    No Soares.

    Probably no Fallick since she and Raia are like oil and water and Frank's involvement will make it impossible for her to justify her support for DeFusco by claiming its because of his terrific "platform."

    Whats's left? Anything? Nothing? I guess we'll find out Monday. Or not.

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    1. Maybe Mike can introduce an amendment that allows him to put a few North Bergen hacks on his ticket! If that doesn't work, I guess there's always perennial candidates Carmelo and Patty, LOL!

      #toast


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  12. Can anybody find me somebody to run.

    Ohh, each morning I get up and die a little
    Can barely stand on my feet
    (Take a look at yourself) Take a look in the mirror and cry (and cry)
    Nick what are you doing to me (yeah yeah)
    I have spent all my years in believing in you
    But I just can't get no relief, Lord!
    Somebody (somebody) ohh somebody (somebody)
    Can anybody find me somebody to run ?

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    1. It's shitty that DeFusco's camp followers feel the need to try to hurt someone's business by spreading lies.

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