Grist for the Mill: Pre-Election Edition
Pictured for your disapproval: the Beth Mason boys of hate411 spotted lurking together at last week’s filing deadline for the Board of Ed election election scheduled for April 27th. Although believed to be under orders by the Masonic Temple on Hudson St. to stay out of the political limelight, Lane Bajardi who is now years into unemployment continues doing what most have believed to be a full time gig now ghostwriting for Mason411 while performing Channel 78 Anchor ‘duties’ at City Council meetings while Perry Klaussen fills in with the garish cartoonish graphics. Which reporter is going to ask the obvious question on the financial arrangements among these three?
The post filing BoE deadline led to a ridiculous attack on first year BoE commissioner Jean Marie Mitchell suggesting in some slipshod way she is stepping out on her Kids First team. Now leading the Kids First slate while wrapping up her one year term, Jean Marie at the Sunday Kids First Kickoff laughed off the vapidity by the local blog with the fastest spiraling audience.
Not to be outdone by her ‘paid’ minions, Beth Mason took a different route with the filing deadline for City Council seats due at 4:00 pm. Instead of focusing in on repairing the damage to her image which is close to fatal even she knows from the Bet Mazin poll, she decided to go all out for the pre-election KO by deceiving people who signed the petition of Tom Greaney. A campaign to find those signers and have them also sign the Beth Mason petition was an active strategy to knock them all out out of the box in the hopes it would leave her and the mysterious candidate Franz who has been working on his own petitions for the same 2nd ward council seat alone together in the race. (How will UBS be taking the news on their employee entering the race?) Since signing two petitions is a disqualification, Beth Mason was looking to keep Tom Greaney out of the 2nd ward council race before it officially commences with him falling short on the required petitions at filing. Now that’s transparent.
|Lane Bajardi – absent and silent mostly from recent City Council meetings
but spotted spending quality time with Mason411 pal Perry Klaussen.
|Perry Klaussen of Hoboken411: those familiar dead eyes of hatred.
Beth Mason’s smear merchant moved on to a new target at the BoE last week
The only question is why Tom Greaney was solely targeted? Word to the wise, at 4:00 pm Monday, don’t get your hopes there Queen of Transparency, Bet.
While this City Council meeting Wednesday promises to attract interest on the mayor’s proposed $20 million bond ordinance, the question on what the 4th ward seat holder Tim Occhipinti will do as he voted down the issue on introduction. Not only did he vote supporting Mike Russo to eject the ordinance, he seemed completely surprised when Beth Mason voted instead twice in favor advancing it on first reading. While he’s now moved into an apartment above his former pet shop campaign headquarters connected to a major transportation bus outfit, what other surprises are in store for him? He’ll find out late Monday.
The 5th ward looks like it will be a game of Risk with multiple land armies trying to take the ward from incumbent Peter Cunningham. Expect to see several or more candidates line up at the finish line. The only question is how many of Cunningham’s opponents will be getting checks from the Beth Mason PAC? Will the monies all be traceable? Some people expect it will not be “transparent,” to the public.
Kids First threw their big BoE election kickoff at the Turtle Club Sunday to a packed house introducing their new candidates Steve Feinstein and Cliff Godfrey. Both gentleman clearly brought a fresh new energy with a jam packed crowd in attendance with some new and not so new faces including Mayor Dawn Zimmer, Council members Peter Cunningham and Carol Marsh along with council candidates Eric Kurta (1st Ward), Tom Greaney (2nd ward), Rami Pinchevsky (4th ward) and Greg Lincoln (3rd ward).
Although reform is running a group of rookie candidates in every ward but the fifth, the enthusiasm and unity from the BoE race is sure to follow them through May.
Monday the filing deadline for city council races is up next. Did your Beth Mason checks clear yet? Yes, not check – but checks. If she really likes your promise of obedience she can give you double fisted checks from two different accounts exceeding the individual contribution limit of $2,600 for a whopping $13,000 plus. She’ll tell you it’s all on the up and up, no ethics need apply. Ask her muppet Timmay O how.