Councilman DeFusco texts Nason DURING the 4/5 Council meeting

Councilman Defusco's text to Karen Nason  during the 4/5/17 City Council meeting. Nason was seated in the public section  at 7:18 PM. 



Folks, I understand that Hoboken City Council members sometimes send and receive electronic communications during council meetings.  There are no rules against it.  But...

What about a Councilperson taunting a member of the public who is present in the Council chamber?

Last Wednesday night, Councilman DeFusco sent this message to Karen Nason during a presentation of the Southwest Traffic Study:
"There were women present [at his LGBTQ fundraiser], both gay and straight, but as a mayoral candidate I didn't notice you there."  
Nason did not provoke this communication nor respond to it.

While GA may find such unprovoked behavior 'wrong', the conduct may have violated Hoboken's "Executive Order to Ban Workplace Violence, Harassment and Incivility", signed by Mayor Zimmer on February 10 2011.



Defining "misconduct" includes written communications which "may be offensive to another."



The only reason GA knows about this is because Councilman DeFusco's text was "offensive to another"- Ms. Nason.

To say that DeFusco's text upset Nason is an understatement.  

Specifically, the implication that she was not supportive of the LGBTQ community because she didn't attend his LGBTQ fundraiser Here's why, in her own words.

 Karen Nason in 1999 at her brother Scott's "symbolic wedding" to Mickey in Hawaii. Scott and Mickey were legally married in 2004, one Boston's first same-sex marriages after it  was legalized in Massachusetts. 

"Mike, while I am sitting there last night sends me a text to my phone  "There were woman present,both gay and straight, but as a mayoral candidate I didn't notice you there" Seriously?  First Nancy he never invited me and it was up then it was down then back up... who the hell knew.  Like I am going to answer him...   by the way my brother Scott is gay and came out years and years ago.  I stood up for him at his wedding in Hawaii, I stood up for him in Boston where he was living.  My brother has been married for 32 years to the same man my brother-in-law Mickey, and Scott would eat Mike up for breakfast.  He cant stand when men like Mike use the gay card!!  I will try to get my brother here from Florida to first fundraiser. He is really pissed that Mike sent me this text as he, more than anyone knows how many events I did in concert for Gay rights. I dealt a lifetime of having five brother's growing up in Maine and having four of them straight all of us popular and as a cheerleader used to defend my Gay brother with all the [expletives] who gave Scott shit.  Scott would love to talk to Mike about how much men like Scott hate when guys like him pull that gay card bullshit.  I am 53 years old and Scott 55.   I fought more for their rights than anyone and this was in a time where this was really fucked up.  How dare he challenge me on that one.  How dare he. Nancy these guys around Mike have people call me to "drop out and let him run" all the time." 

That's in her own words.

GA can synopsize: Nason's had a lifetime of protecting her gay brother-who was bullied as a kid, grew up and couldn't marry the love of his life, and throughout the years, the loving sister supported her brother's fight for civil rights and the rights of the LGBTQ community.

No, DeFusco's text did not sit well with her.  

It struck a profoundly deep and personal nerve.  I would call it, by definition of the 2011 Executive Order "workplace misconduct."

GA's observation: the alleged pressure to "drop out and let him run" (of the mayoral race) is having the opposite effect on her.

Comments

  1. That little turd droplet needs to fade away. It appears that he was still in diapers when she was a champion of gay rights. Vile asshole. Who cares that he is gay? This is Hoboken in 2017. I don't give a fuck who occupies his bed. What the educated residents in town want is COMEPTENCE, not juvenile petulance, in government. How about that tax decrease by the City this year? WTF has this little weasel ever done that would give anyone comfort that he is up to the task of being mayor? I will give Mr. Turd kudos for getting rid of the First Ward witch, but that appears to be the sum of his contributions to the City Council to date. He seems to have taken over where the harridan of Hudson Street left off, sans Ricky's checkbook. Bye, Felicia.

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  2. So his little event is now a litmus test for the candidates he didn't bother to invite? What a disingenuous little twerp.

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  3. Was that DF's attempt at shade?
    Fail. Double fail as a man playing the gay card.

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  4. GA how do we move forward to file a complaint against Defusco? Do we need to set up a gofundme page for legal? His comment really bothers me as well, and would like to see legal action taken as a tax payer of the city of Hoboken and a supporter of gay rights.

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    2. Jay Z, you've done enough damage already. I hear your last 2 clients are having their home seized shortly. A client before that was heavily sanctioned for "lost" data. Time to consider a new profession?

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    3. Troll at 3:00 PM- set up a legal fund to sue yourself. Folks, please step over the troll excretion.

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  5. Personally I thought Nason's attack on Giattino was much more offensive. But commenters just thought it was a little misstep. Things that make you go hmmmm....

    Appears like everybody over here is so scared of Defusco's candidacy that they'll get worked up into a gigantic tizzy if he steps out to use the restroom during a council meeting.

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    1. Well, that did not take long for the merry band of DF trolls to pop up and offer up the silly notion of moral equivalency to defend the noxious text. Let's forget for the moment that MD was too busy insulting Nason when his attention should have been on CC business. If memory serves correct from watching the meeting, the time in question was during a transportation presentation. Instead, he had to petulantly send a moronic text message. Whatever Nason said, she said it out loud and proud and took the deserved heat for it. I think her comment was dumb and offensive. And it did affect my opinion of her. But this is Mike's issue, not hers, and there is no need for the faux moral equivalency outrage you profess in this discussion. Let's see if MD can take the heat he deserves or needs to leave the kitchen.

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    2. So you guys are being played by a Romano pawn ...ROFL... Oh wait, he's a good guy now, pay no aTtentuion to the Marineview squatters. THEY ARE WITH DAWN!!!!
      Lets keep attacking the gay guy and show our true republican hearts

      Murphy people never read this blog anywaze

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  6. Mike's really turned into a jackass. He's an intelligent guy, what a waste.

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  7. No "faux moral equivalency" just stating an opinion that accusing someone of something so outrageous is more offensive than texting that women were present at an event. You are also sharing your opinion...just that your opinion in punctuated with all sorts of feigned indignation over a non-event. Frankly, Nason's hysterical over-reaction to a simple text message doesn't help her quest for voters to take her seriously come November.

    I'm also of the opinion that DeFusco's "where were you?" comment was too snarky for my taste, but once again, Nason goes on parade with an event that she should address with the individual in question.

    It sure does,appear that you want to puff her up as some sort of legitimate candidate, but really she's just shilling, whether she realizes it or not.

    But what's really mind-boggling is that you apparently think someone sending a text message advising that there were women at a pride event is worthy of incarceration.

    PS: Nason didn't take any heat for her accusations against Giattion from the usual 6 (anonymous) suspects on this blog's comment thread.

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    1. Nason apologized. Will Mike? She also inferred she'd been mislead to believe so most likely from one of her so-called OG friends who keep calling her and telling her to drop out and clear the field. Are you one of them? Got a problem with democracy? She cant run because youve anointed Mike? You say she's "shilling"? So far there are 2 candidates in this race. Only 2. I don't think anyones afraid of Mike. I think Mike is afraid to announce. It's getting late, isn't it?

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    2. 4:38....Don't you think council members should focus on the people's business instead of sending snarky texts? He gets paid with public money.

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    3. Anoanymous at 4:49 - I have no idea if Mike will apologize, but I bet if Nason put on her grown-up girl pants and told him that she was upset over his text, there's a good chance he would apologize. Wouldn't anybody?

      I haven't called Nason and I wouldn't have any reason to. Her Mayoral bid is fine with me. The more the merrier I always say and I certainly haven't anointed DeFusco to anything. As far as DeFusco announcing, I have no barometer on that. The election is in November and I don't think petitions are due until August or September. Doesn't seem all that late to me. When last I looked it was April.

      What does seem to be lagging to me is an announcement of Mayor's slate. Why don't we know who is running with her? Is she planning something strategic, like waiting until other slates are announced and then tossing someone overboard? IfI attend her upcoming fundraiser, I want to know what her whole slate looks like before contributing and that fundraiser is just around the corner. It's getting late, isn't it?

      Anonymous at 4:59 - I'm afraid I'm not as controlling and dogmatic as you are. If a council member sends a quick text or goes to the restroom, or leans over to ask another council member a question during a presentation, I don't think it's a felony. The camera is on DeFusco during most of every council meeting; he seems pretty attentive to the citizenry to me.

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    4. Excellent spin, @5:24. Really, that's the best demonstration of how to comment that you guys have presented in weeks, you should to run a seminar for the less fluent members of your team. Just enough balance to almost sound legit. The reoccurring snide pot shots at Nason and the mayor aside, of course.

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    5. 5:24 sounds like someone who gets a 10 percent cut of the proceeds.

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    6. I agree with anon 4:38, council members should never text during the council meeting. That includes Ravi, who is texting right along side Michael in the photo above.

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    7. You ARE anon 4:38. In fact, you've agreed with yourself here quite a lot today. Are you a professional or a devotee? Rhetorical, I don't care.

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    8. 4:38 are any of you Defusco backers capable of honest dialog. Was the crux of the text really about "whether women were present at an event" or was it about Defusco challenging her credentials for not going? Which one do you think pissed her off? You go on at great length and sound brighter than the clown who complains about people "making an issue if Defusco's sexuality" every time Defusco makes an issue of Defusco's sexuality. But when you start off with a fundamentally dishonest remark like that all I hear is marketing.

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  8. I am not sure if I see DeFusco as real candidate.
    I see him as just a pawn for County political strongman Sacco with an over inflated ego.

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    1. AS OPPOSED TO ROMANO'S TREASURERS WIFE BEING REAL, NO SHE'S NO PUPPRT?

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  9. Credit Karma's a bitch

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  10. facts matter ask Zoning officer Holtzmann about Nason... hey ask the HPD...
    The facts are "fused" into the public record....GA you were played.

    Giattino must be really pissed - she hated Nasen

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  11. When I see a private message shared to the public, I think it reflects bad on the person who exposed it.It shows Nason has loose lips.
    This is not what makes a Mayor...
    Unless it's a crime, a threat or sexually harassing, it's juvenille --shame on Both of you

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    1. If an elected official is texting during the a public meeting to a member of the public, it is NOT a "private" text. Nor was it personal. Councilpersons text messages CAN be OPRAed.

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  12. Isn't this just Nason running her campaign and trying to weaken DeFusco? Smart on her part. She realizes that she and DeFusco share a base. Unfortunately it shows her naive side... Running to the media with a private text... You only get one chance to do that. And this was too little and too early. The election is a marathon... Game on!

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  13. So what happened to Nason's " Recording from a sound studio" in NY that "PROVED Giattino called her names?
    I find it ironic that GA ignores the attacks on her friend Giattiono in the name of her obssesion with DeFusco. It's obvious City Hall is feeding stuff to GA as well- unless GA spends all her time in City Hall filing OPRA requests.... GA you used to be funny

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    1. Did this blog endorse Nason? No.

      I support the mayor. Nason knows I support the mayor. So WHAT?Nason has a RIGHT TO RUN, and the bullying is ASTONISHING. Bullying and spamming here because I am not sucking up to your Crown Prince, bullying of Nason for daring to run against your Crown Prince. Bunch of fascists. I have a right to advocate for good government and a citizens right to seek office, so screw you. What will happen when the next candidate declares? Your heads will EXPLODE. Oh, you didnt hear about it? Tsk tsk.

      You spammers and conspiracy theorists can go eff yourselves. This over-reaction to today's post is SAD!

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    2. GA --

      Karen is somebody that has broken the law by selling alcohol out of her coffee shop, but you haven't written about that. She's been on notice from the HFD for exceeding occupancy multiple times, endangering people's safety...but nothing detailing that. She's violated Zoning code and disrupted the neighborhood for being a disorderly and disrespectful, yet you're mum on those topics, too. Call the FD, call Zoning, even call your friends in the mayors office. These are facts, nobody is bullying. We're simply curious as to why the double standard in your blogging? You can have a slant, we get you're with the mayor....but don't get angry when people question you. It's not facist, it's actually democratic. As for bullying....calling him a "crown prince"? Really??

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    3. 3:05- a couple of things. I am not an advocate for Karen's election, I am an advocate for her RIGHT to run. That's it. The stuff about FUSE is all part of the public record. Its fair comment in your campaign against her. Have at it. One difference btwn Nason and DeFusco is that she announced first, and has to put together a campaign. Conversely, DeFusco has been campaigning for months but no announcement. In that way, he has opened himself up to scrutiny and criticism. Karen has filed her campaign, DeFusco has not. When Karen rolls out her campaign and starts beating the city, it is fair comment to pull out the ammo. But you people don't want to let her out of the gate, and that is not fair and yes- undemocratic, IMO. Why not let the woman out of the gate- if she sucks, she'll implode. I come to this honestly as when I heard she was running, I asked "Who's Karen Nason?" I see a big pile-on to get her out, including spam over here, when I barely know her. There is something inherently sexist about not taking her seriously- ladies, you know what I mean. Same shit Dawn gets.

      One thing you peeps need to know. Falsely accusing a person of a crime is libel. You want to make accusations, sign your name

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    4. Hard to take anyone who hasn't held a full-time job or a municipal position of any kind, seriously. Karen's husband was a good zoning board member who can teach her a few things about municipal zoning, but he was not reappointed and it's public record to show her disdain for the Council's refusal to reappoint him. Nobody is accusing Karen of breaking the law, she actually broke it (facts are funny things) and the letter from City Hall alerting her of these violations was published and readily OPRA-able. It's unfortunate that you turn your head when doing a bio on Karen and ignore these pretty important facts, yet attack DeFusco for breathing.



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    5. Talk about campaigning for months. Those of us that watch channel 78 have had the pleasure of seeing the Mayor re-air her state of the city video reappearing on the channel in rotation (date: Jan 30, 2017)! Heck it's not like there were budget hearings the last couple of weeks that we might like to see instead. But those don't brand the Mayor into our consciousness. Boy, Stan and Juan are awfully clever.

      Has the Mayor announced yet? I haven't heard any announcement. And no word yet on who will join her slate. What's she waiting for? Why all the secrecy? Would be easy to commit to her existing team, but mums the word.

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    6. Yay, 11:59! More talented political operatives at last. I have to tell you though no matter how many times you ask about Zimmer's slate or agree with yourself for asking, no one is going to get as worked up as all your anons hope. But good job raising the op profile. Not only are all the knuckle draggers not helping their candidate, their polluting the cyber atmosphere.

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    7. I so agree DangCatfish, no matter how many times anons ask about Zimmer's slate or Defusco's announcement, nobody cares except the Zimmer and Defusco insiders. So please tell them both to stop campaigning until they announce.

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    8. THIS ONE I have to answer...please show me the illegal arrests or sale of my Cafe selling liquor. Simply ludicrous. My Cafe does not sell liquor. I am answering under my name but the accuser does not. The Zoning officer does not have illegal doings, stupid really. Read the article about Fuse. Full time job seriously? Endangering peoples lives, hysterical. Please have the guts to say who you are so you can show all of this. Accusations are very serious and false that's why you wont use your name.

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    9. Karen, I cannot believe the DeFusco douche-fest over here, and the libelous statements these douches are writing about you. If you want to file a complaint, you have my full cooperation- no subpoena required to get digital info. I will giftwrap it.

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    10. Ms Nason, this is what happens when you throw your hat in the political ring. People bring forth factual information and some bring lies, but that's what happens, it will not stop and will only get worse, much worse. People will do the most intense background checks on you and every little thing you've ever done will be brought to light, dissected, analyzed and broadcasted plus many will make things up, and it's on google forever. It will follow you for the rest of your life true or not. You'll lose business in your place, people will question every thing you do in life. Is it worth it?

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    11. 6:55- Spoken like a Mafia Don. Did you know opposition research goes 2 ways?

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    12. Karen, don't be intimidated. You're doing fine. A lot of people like you, and the number is growing daily. Stay strong.

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  14. Funny, if you ACTUALLY Watched the tape 7:15 was around the time the council was taking a photo op.

    ALT FACTS?

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    1. No, genius. The photo with Construction official Mario Patruno was BEFORE 7:15. You can see the mayor LEAVING in the video still time-stamped 7:16.

      What a spam-fest of dreck here tonight! Boy, you people are so afraid of Nason. How come?

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  15. Is this her?

    http://www.hudsonreporter.com/view/full_story/27201587/article-Caught-in-a--zoning--crossfire-Caf%C3%A9-owner-gets-permission-for-event-space--then-is-told-events-must-be-public-?instance=latest_story

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  16. I hope we have lots of Qualified candidates IN ADDITION to Zimmer and her Unnamed slate...

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  17. I know you are but what am I? He started it first! Those arguments chirped by Mike’s minions trying to defend/distract from his idiotic text message in the middle of a council meeting are what I used to hear at the kiddie’s table at Thanksgiving. The grownups at the big table would invariably tell the toddlers to stop acting childish and would address each child individually, not allowing anyone to run and hide from their own contribution to whatever mess had been created. Yes, the message was directed BY Mile to Nason. But Nason “started it” with the Giattino comment, as heard from the kiddie table. From what I remember, Nason apologized for her attack on Giattino. Now let’s hear from Mike, or is he too big a chicken shit and a cry baby not to throw up his hands and admit he acted like a douche bag? I have yet to hear one thing from the minions or Mike himself as to what his actual “platform” is and why anyone should vote FOR him, other than just throwing random shade. And he isn’t really good at the shade throwing.

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  18. Is the text real? It is so easy to spoof a text. Wirth the mud slinging in this town, spoofing is an easy way to set someone up. I do not think Karen is anyone to be scared of per say. She is a nobody who is angry with the city and her retaliation is to run for mayor. According to court documents in both NY and NJ she is someone that simply can't be trusted. She is on a delusional power trip and she needs to realize running for public office isn't a joke. People will dig up her past and it will become public, she's going to have lots of mud on her face, does she want that? As a business owner, it is suicide. Look what happened to the hmag guy when he ran for city council, now he is moving out of town after selling the magazine.

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    1. You really think Defusco would be letting this stand if it weren't true?

      Yet another Defuscofile starting his comment with utter horseshit. Are you the same guy who said the content of the text was to say women attended an event (and conveniently left out the part where Defusco questioned her absence "as a candidate for mayor"?)

      You all come off like used car salesmen who despair of making a sale if it involves being honest about the condition of the car.

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    2. Boy, DeFusco's people are bullies, smear merchants and DESPERADOS... Karen is NOT dropping out.

      "According to court documents in NJ and NY..."

      Really? Send me these "court documents" you POS. Go ahead: grafixavenger666@gmail.com Send them tonight. Send your imaginary documents. I want to see them.

      You won't send them because they don't exist.

      Why so much angst over a person you say "doesnt stand a chance"? Are DeFusco donors holding back until she drops out? He can't raise money until she goes away? Sounds like a bunch of guys bullying a woman to me. It's not going to work. I suspect you don't know who you are messing with.

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    3. Bullies? You called a radio station and told the manager to call Dyfs over his on air personality? Let's keep this fair without a pot and kettle! I would like to ask the candidate why she attended Mr. Defusco's Cadillac Cantina event without paying yet gulfed down about 9 drinks and 7 tacos while everyone else paid and enjoyed the complimentary food and drink? Can Ms. Nason provide a cashed check from the event? I have viewed the paperwork from the night, there is no entry for Nason giving cash or a check? Nobody is bullying anyone. People are stating facts. This is what happens when you enter politics. And this is going light on her. There are several court documents you can find on google by searching her name. No need to email you, they're online readily available, thank you

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    4. 6:35, people are stating facts?

      You've already walked away from your "court documents" so we know those aren't under the "facts" heading.

      Does "called a radio station and told his manager to call DYFS" make sense on your planet? You can picture that phonecall? Obviously you're running around with scraps of stories and rebranding them "facts". Or I guess alternate facts in our current situation.

      That is the preface to your 9 drinks and 7 tacos. I.E., zero credibility.

      Say who you are supporting. That would be a fact and help with the parsing of the factoids. But you won't do that. So stuff the fact lecture, me operative.

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    5. I support Mayor Zimmer. I like Michael but he needs more time to prove himself, if this was 4 years from now I would lean towards him and not Dawn honestly. Dawn is making strides and setbacks at the same time and given the candidates so far voting for her is my best choice. Thanks

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    6. As swipe at 6:35: I never "called" the radio station, nor told Ben Mevorach, the station director, ANYTHING about "Dyfus". Where do you get this shit from? The court threw the case out and the Plaintiff owes $275K and counting...

      By the way I sent an email to 1010WINS, signed my real name and gave my contact info.I stand by my OPINION. Apparently 1010WINS had received "batches" of complaints about the Plaintiff months before I sent my complaint. The court THREW OUT that allegation- opinion is protected by the NJ Constitution.

      Next, you people are making FOOLS of yourselves here. It WILL come back to bite your candidate in the ass.

      Liar, no "documents" on GOOGLE. What a shitty operative you are. I think this bullying is winning support for Karen.

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    7. Omg... I did a deep search and found the "court documents" you douches refer to. Boy, Mike needs smarter ops! My God you douches can't understand a court document! In fact, it was a property dispute which Nason WON, and the judgment prevailed on Appeal! You have completely lied, portrayed the docs as something nefarious when they are NOT. Nasonfought an injustice and WON.

      How does this hurt her politically? It DOESN'T.

      Knuckleheads!

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    8. GA had the right to call that scumbags "Radio Station" He is a public figure. He's no different than calling Fox and complaining about Bill O'Reilly -- But LB is no Bill O'Reilly. O'reilly is a scumbag too. But at least he doesn't collect Brady Bunch Family toy cars. Perhaps LB wanted to be #7 in the Brady Clan ? They had a really nice house he could have sued to try and steal....

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    9. Omg... 7:50, that is HILARIOUS.

      One correction: it was an email, not a phone call. And, according to LB at his deposition, there were batches of complaints, and my letter was "not in the first batch". LB presented 2 complaint letters at my deposition and asked if I knew who sent them. I did not!

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    10. You did the right thing. Everyone who called his employer or emailed or sent complaints were perfectly justified. He was writing stuff that with intent to harm others financially. He pissed in the wind and finally Piss will be spraying back in his face for some time. Hitting him 5 flights up!

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    11. "Everyone who called his employer or emailed or sent complaints were perfectly justified."

      And this is why everyone is posting as anonymous. You want to dox and target people? You kill the community.

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    12. 10:13- IMO, you're right and you're wrong.

      Wrong- the opinions here can be presumed to be from private citizens, and the standard for defamation and libel are different for public figures. A person who may be reporting Hoboken news on the radio and influencing Hoboken public opinion by posting anonymously is just NOT the same, not comparable with private citizens expressing their opinions.

      Right- you are right about the chilling effect on First Amendment protected online speech due to the filing Bajardi v Pincus. Most people prefer to post as Anonymous because of the chilling effect of that SLAPP suit.

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  19. Who is Ms. Nason choosing as her council? Thanks

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    1. I guess you'll find out with everyone else. She has time.

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    2. This is ugly way too early
      Makes one wonder why the fear?

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    3. She has time but DeFusco doesn't ?
      Weird....

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  20. So bizarre GA is propping up someone who is attacking zimmer ...

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    1. Call me an ACLU freelancer. Or, how about Voltaire: I don't have to agree with Nason, but I will defend her right to say it. Is it bizarre to you? SAD.

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  21. Both alternate candidates have made disastrous starts and they have no clue how to reverse the trend.

    Meanwhile, the Mayor and her City Council counterparts continue to add to good reasons for voters to keep them in office.






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  22. Nason has slammed zimmer, accused her of getting money from Suez Water , accused Giattino of calling her names and had " proof on tape" and is closely tied to Anthony Romano-- she's criticized Zimmer in 1 month more than anyone, yet she's encouraged by this blog?
    It's obvious because she will take from DeFusco if he runs
    That's what some " strategists " believe
    I don't see it.
    IMHO Since only Zimmer and Nason are in the race , I'm not sure why so much is being exhausted on DeFusco?
    As for the other made up battle between Sacco and Stack- nice try
    They're on the same HCDO leadership team, they run Hudson County and they are BOTH endorsing Zimmer.
    They both endorse Romano.
    I'm hoping for a fresh option, but so far I don't see anyone worth fighting for or fighting over
    Zimmer has had 10 years in government
    Things just take her too long to complete
    The streets are dirty
    Bike lane battles trump basic stuff like potholes, clean sidewalks and lower county taxes

    As for Sacco
    Why is he so bad, he runs a county high school that most people kill to get their kids into especially the politically connected who he ensures don't get to jump the lines
    That seems pretty honest to me.

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  23. "When someone shows you who they are believe them."

    Maya Angelou



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  24. Nason running for Mayor reminds me of the scene in the movie Monster where Scarlett Johanson goes in to a lawyers office to work as a paralegal. Her potential boss tells her she has no experience, no history and that you just don't end the party at Daytona Beach and decide to become a paralegal, in this case, Mayor. She is not pulling votes from anyone, only people as delusional as her will vote for her which amounts to 4 votes, her husband and undocumented workers in her pizza kitchen. Her ship has sank before the christening. She is irrelevant, almost as irrelevant as this blog, read by 14 people each with 28 user names. Zimmer is going back to New Hampshire in a canoe and no paddle this November.

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    1. With every day that passes its looking more and more like a Zimmer/Nason one on one so you're probably right that she won't be pulling votes from anyone.

      As for comparative resumes, other than a single not terribly notable year on the City Council, what exactly is it about Mr. DeFusco's professional career that would make him more qualified than Karen?

      Indeed, Mike is by any standard by far the City Council member least qualified to step up to job of Mayor, and the bumbling nature of his campaign so far doesn't exactly enhance his thin resume.

      Even his rumored ticketmates are more qualified to serve as mayor than Mr.DeFusco, and that's not exactly a high bar.

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    2. And the entire media said trump would lose... Yawn

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    3. Nason is not going to win but she might well finish second ahead of DeFusco.

      It's telling that not only have his supporters been unable to articulate a single coherent reason why anyone should vote for DeFusco over Zimmer, they can't even articulate a reason to vote for him over Nason. That's why they"re resorting to lobbing personal attacks and threats at her, a tactic that is backfiring badly since lot's of people like Karen as a person even if they disagree politically, and pretty much no one likes Mike's nasty surrogate/ticketmate, whose legendary venality rivals the worst of the Mason team.


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    4. Ok, only Karen would say this garbage so i know this anon is Karen. Shaking my head. Want to buy a purple dragon for $1?

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    5. 2:29- Wrong, 1:24 is not her. She posts under her name.

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    6. 12:00- It's always funny when someone comments about how irrelevant and untrafficed this blog is-- then why are you here? Don't waste your time here, nobody's reading.

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  25. I think Fallick would be a Fab Mayor. Too bad she has no money and can't run her own campaign. She'll outshine DeFusco by a mile.

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    1. Fallick, Mello and Soares will all outshine DeFusco. Personally, I think Soares is the shinyest of the group and DeFusco is the least shiny.

      But Mike is the guy who can pull all that shinyness together and blind the electorate into voting for his shiny team.

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    2. Fallick, Soares and DeFusco - The 3 Little Bitches - ticket.



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  26. Bitches ?
    Wow, why not throw in Muslim radical and the Nword while you're at it?

    Bigot much ?

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    1. Yeah he was definitely going there.

      You're such a predictable ahole with your faux outrage based on next to nothing.

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    2. You of all people to not think "Little Bitch" towards a woman, a Dwarf and a gay man is okay? Wow....

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    3. Insults are protected speech. Was it a nice thing to say? No. It was not.

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    4. Sexist and bigotry is HATE that's more than just insults.
      Seems Nason is a bit too thin skinned 6 months before an election.
      After watching her attacks on Giattino, who would even vote for her?
      She only apologized because she was busted by facts.

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    5. Sorry, pal. "Hate and bigotry" like insults are protected speech. Maybe YOU are too thin-skinned? Maybe YOU dont belong in politics if you cry at the site of a word? "bitch" is not nice, but I don't see what you see. End of story.

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    6. Bitch towards a gay man is bigotry
      So shoot me if you think I'm too thin skinned
      You'd have to find me first
      Or just file a subpoena since that tactic is now endorsed here

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    7. Really? Who says the word "bitch" has anything to do with
      the sexuality of the subject? That is YOUR sick mind.

      Well, you ought to see the comments I removed this evening disparaging Karen's family- more offensive than your fake tears over the synonym for "female dog". You'll get to see those comments and they will be credited to Mike Defusco's campaign. Proud?

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  27. DF is not going to make it terribly far in politics, unless he takes on a wise political mentor. Too many amateurish mistakes already. Nason seems honest and open. DF, not so much.

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