Christie's Message

credit: Andrew Tavani

GA was chatting with a friend moments before the Christie news broke.

My friend sounded despondent, a familiar refrain about how nothing seems to change in Hoboken- the City Without Consequences.  Our town, where a quartet of scheming schmucks can throw us into $52 million default bringing us State Fiscal Monitor- the Sequel, destroy 1,200 jobs, and  a hospital that serves our entire community.

Where was the FBI?, he lamented.  What was the State thinking?

A few minutes later, we knew. Christie's words:
It is completely unacceptable that the city council placed local politics ahead of the 1300 employees at the Hoboken University Medical Center and the people in the community who rely on the critical services provided by this hospital.


Remember this?  On July 1st, Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno, up from Trenton to perform the swearing in for City Council members, declined to swear in Beth Mason, Mike Russo, Terry Castellano and Tim Occhipinti. 

On September 11th, NJ Attorney General Paula Dow came to Hoboken for the somber evening service at Pier A.  Neither Beth Mason, strangely garbed for mourning in all- white with red accents, nor Tim Occhipinti followed protocol to greet her.

Now would these two avoid NJ's top law enforcement officer?

So... within 24 hours of throwing the City on the brink of default, Christie puts the kibosh on the malevolent intentions of the City Council minority (a.k.a. MORT)  with the $5 million manna from heaven.


According to my friend,  Christie realizes these people are absolute thieves and crooks... doing real damage because they're still in office while under criminal investigation.  So the cash infusion was to undo the damage until law enforcement gets here.

GA agrees.

And what a debacle it was at the City Council last night.

The speeches read  came right out of the can; it didn't matter what was presented MORT went into the meeting rehearsed.  The stench of a single strategic objective, to sink the hospital, stunk up the proceedings.  Mason was so confident she'd get rid of HoldCo that she had her personal Stepin Fetchit Perry Klaussen prematurely announce it "DOA" on Hoboken411.

Props to Da Horsey who's been on top of how Mason's worked to undermine  Holdco:
Coming on the back of multiple sabotage efforts against bidder Holdco, Beth Mason has also publicly backed one group of creditors in the hospital unions.  Observers at various stages of the hospital sale inside and outside HUMC believe she has worked to undermine the sale, whether working with Appleseed who linked a release questioning the sale directly to Beth Mason's controlled propaganda site Hoboken411 or with the lawyer claiming the bankruptcy declaration by the hospital is fraudulent. 

Was handing Dawn a failure the big prize?

Maybe for aspiring mayoral candidate Ruben Ramos.  And of course for Mason, who according to GA's  Dr. Shrill:
... after elaborately orchestrated, paranoically-tinged histrionics regarding perceived threats---as evidenced by orchestrated attempts to have Nancy Pincus labeled (& even arrested) as a terrorist, Mason’s defensive posture might be seen as “identification with the [perceived] aggressor,” for she is now terrorizing HUMC, by symbolically holding it hostage.

Blogger extraordinaire and fiercely talented writer, InfotainMe, noted the insertion of two telling words in Chrstie's statement:
This Administration is not going to allow political bickering to put this hospital in jeopardy and potentially have a negative and irresponsible impact on the city’s finances, which is why the state will contribute the $5 million, if needed, to ensure the Hoboken University Medical Center deal closes and the hospital stays open.
If needed.  

Under what circumstance wouldn't Hoboken "need" the State's money?

This one: 2 or 3 potential VACANCIES on the City Council dais if the rumors about the scope of the coming FBI sweep are true... which means a second crack at the $5 million bond.  

Is THAT the unencrypted message in the Christie press release? 

Meanwhile, our friends on the Dark Side are going NUTS trying to spin this catastrophic implosion of their plan to sink the HMC.

Witness one of James Barracato's screen names threatening actual violence to blogger Roman Brice. 

Christie's checkmate move has the opposition unhinged.  One could only imagine the sound of glass crashing against the parlor walls at 921 Hudson.

And id you know the above unhinged operative threatening violence, James Barracato, is also Beth Mason's webmaster?


  1. The Feds can't get here fast enough. I hope they make extreme examples of the lot of them. They have figuratively raped our city for too long and they should pay the price.


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