Horse Sense: This is the End…
Maybe it was hearing that album over the weekend but The Doors Greatest Hits “The End” sounds about right in summing up the shortest council presidency under Councilwoman Beth Mason in Hoboken’s living memory.
Tonight Hoboken will go through the motions of one last Beth Mason special meeting, because well, just because. Her illicit attempt to sabotage the budget with her ally Councilman Mike Russo did not pass muster in time with the State before the changing of the guard.
Illicit? Yes, illicit, adjective: illegal, unlawful, illegitimate, criminal, felonious, etc.
MSV never felt this body acting in the name of Hoboken as its City Council was ever legitimate. As far as we’re concerned, Councilwoman Carol Marsh is still council president, the majority was never legally overturned and the actions since the installation of Tim Occhipinti are not sanctioned by the people and does not have the consent of the governed.
So with it, one last attempt to harm Hoboken being taken tonight comes as no surprise. That Councilwoman Beth Mason would marshall her illegitimate and voter bought ‘majority’ in the waning hours of its lame duck status is part of her consistent vindictive and petty acting out. Her love for power, to wield it irresponsibly, with ill will to Hoboken and contempt for its citizens both inside and outside the council chambers has been a sore spectacle on so many levels it would take several tomes to pen.
MSV has been front and center fighting the corruption and its legions in town. Some people have confused it with a cult of personality but most of the thousands of you who come back week after week, a growing readership doubling again this year have picked up on it a long time ago.
In the end MSV serves you. Our service is to Hoboken not to any individual or singular cause. We’re about to see who’s who and what’s what when the hammer from the Boys of Summer comes crashing down. Then maybe others will start “getting it.”
For their service, for their dedication, for their undying loyalty to the Constitution and taking on its enemies both foreign and domestic, MSV humbly wishes to say to all the FBI in Newark and throughout our country, thank you.
As we enter into the 4th of July weekend celebrating our nation’s birth and the foundation of the Republic for which it stands, know there are so very many in the FBI and many in law enforcement here in Hoboken and across our nation working to keep us safe. They do this sacrificing time with their families during holidays and weekends, time we take for granted. They do it for all of us and serve with pride.
To each and every one of them, Da Horsey wishes to personally congratulate for their service and honor them in a salute in this horse sense editorial.
God Bless all of you and your families. Please protect our nation and Hoboken.