Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Are Da Manalapan Republicans Even Trying?

During a recent drive around da Kingdom, you'll see a small numbr of signs here and there for da Queen and her Dutch running mate, and even a number for Obama. However, you'd have to really strain those eyes to find da rpecious few G&G signs, looking like holdovers from da primary.

Da question raised by a number of TruthTellers is - "Are there even GOP'er candidates in this election?"

DaTruthSquad has investigated, and da results are both surprising & disturbing.

ISSUE 1 - Does Blogger Bill Garcia even know he's on da ballot? According to an ELEC filing on October 6, his campaign had $1,084.68 in it - and that includes $844.68 transferred in from da primary - meaning he has raised, according to this sole filing just $240! Does he expect to win with $1,084?

ISSUE 2 - What is Blogger Bill buddy Ryan Green thinking? While he has $2,508.74 in da bank according to an October 6 ELEC report filing, he apparently lent $1,738.47 of that total to his own campaign from his own wallet! Da same report says that exact total was used for a "campaign fundraiser" held September 6. Anybody go to it? In all, he has just $757.80 in his "campaign warchest" with less than 30 days before election day.

Of course, I'd compare their figures with those of Da Queen and Dutch, but they have not filed their ELEC reports as of yet, according to da ELEC website, so kudos to da GOP'ers for actually filing when they are required to by law.

Nothing better than da transparency of da Queen's administration!

ISSUE 3 - Who is running da campaign of da G&G Boys? Well, maybe Manalapan GOP'er Grand Poobah Steve McEnery is too busy to run their campaign. You can't blame him, and this blog certainly won't. You see, he's already busy running another campaign -- DA 2010 MANALAPAN TOWNSHIP COMMITTEE ELECTION OF ANDY BOY!!!!

DaTruthSquad has uncovered an ELEC report received January 14, 2008 for da 2010 primary election of Andy Boy! Da "Friends of Andy Boy" lists da Poobah as his campaign chairman, and da Poobah's daughter as his treasurer, with a bank account already established at a Manalapan bank. On July 14, 2008, $199.48 was transferred from a prior election campaign into this fund. If we have learned anything, we know Andy Boy has apparent intentions to run in 2010, and 2 years ahead of da game he has almost as much money as da current candidates this year have!

ISSUE 4 - Debates or "Town Hall Meetings?" As we all read in da local Snoozepaper and da Asbury Park Press, da G&G Boys refused to debate da Queen and Dutch because "Green and Garcia said they will not agree to a debate that involves a give-and take among the candidates with rebuttal statements." Instead, they promised "Bill Garcia and I are moving forward with our plans for candidate forums in Manalapan between now and Election Day. We want the voters of Manalapan to have the opportunity to hear our plans for the future, as well as question us on the issues that matter most, in a forum that is not dominated by petty, partisan bickering. We plan to hold forums at the Monmouth County Library Headquarters and at Covered Bridge (adult community), and we plan to explore the possibility of doing a forum in Knob Hill (residential development) as well. Michelle Roth and Don Holland will be invited to attend and participate," Green said."

Out of curiosity, with less than 18 days before da election, has anyone yet receieved any word about these "alleged" "candidate forums?" If daTruthSquad could ask a question at one of these "forums," it would be a very simple on -- "On election night, were you already invited to attend da victory party held by da Queen & Dutch, and if so, who handed you that invitation?"

ISSUE 5 - If anyone needs any "shame," ask either of da G&G Boys, because they apparently have enough to spare. A recent letter to da Snoozepaper spanked both G&G Boys for their "fraidy cat" antics regarding da debate. Da writer, Manalapan Democratic Politburo Commissar Gerard "1 Bourbon - 1 Shot - & 1 Beer" Ward wrote "Bill Garcia has only lived in Manalapan for two years, and although he claims he will cut municipal spending in the budget he can't provide a single specific examples of what types of expenses he would cut," and "Ryan Green is no better. He asked us to elect him to the Manalapan Englishtown Regional School District Board of Education only a few months ago, making a long list of promises that he claimed he would pursue if elected, and now says he will abandon that position if he is elected to the Township Committee."

DaTruth is, Ward's statements of da G&G Boys ducking da debate is valid. They are coming across as if they either have something to hide, or can't take da heat - and either way that should invalidate them this race. Was da Queen's move to change da rules at da last minute underhanded, and even smelled of premeditation? It really doesn't matter - because it work to her advantage.

ISSUE 6 - Queenly Cash & Da Nevada Connection. Obviously folks in Nevada are sitting on their hands hoping for a positive outcome in da local Manalapan, New Jersey election. Maybe that's why, according to a Queen ELEC filing dated May 27 "Da Manalapan Democrats" dumped $4,000 into her campaign. Even more interesting, a Queenly filing for her 11-day pre-primary election report, received by ELEC about 2 months after it was due included a $1,000 donation from a guy named "Ward," living in Reno, Nevada. Why would someone in Nevada donate more money that it appears both da G&G Boys have brought in to support a candidate for Manalapan, NJ township committee?

Of course, money coming in from other places than Manalapan is nothing new for da Queen. In 2004, an ELEC filing received November 22 showed da Union County Democrats sent in $15,000, Somerset County Democrats $600, and a law firm in New Brunswick that had on it's list of attorneys James J. Killeanny III, whose bio says he "concentrates his practice on land use matters" gave $1,000 to da Queen's campaign with Beth Ward "Committee to Elect Roth & Ward."

ISSUE 7 - Who will be Manalapan's mayor in 2009 & 2010? According to daTruthSquad's super-duper extra-magic bright-red 8-ball, da Queen will be mayor in 2009, by a vote of 4-1, and Andy Boy wins 2010 by that same margin of victory. How does daTruthSquad know? Hmmmmmm.

DaTruth is, you have to seriously question why there hasn't even been as much as a wimper from da G&G Boys in this election. Are they unqualified? Are they getting unbelievably bad political advice? Is a 4-year old running their campaign? Are they simply handing da election to da Queen and Dutch under orders? And, why is it not one G&G sign sits on da side of da road near Andy Boy's farm? Or, and da question should be asked - is there some type of collusion between members of da Democratic & GOP'er party to shape and course da election outcome?

Well, Manalapan, you get what you pay for, and for da next 3 years you'll have a mayor with da name of Roth or Lucas running your town.

And that's daTruth.

18 comments:

Anonymous said...

I find it interesting how Queen Roth can get a donation of $1000 from nevada for a Manalapan election. Even more interesting is Andy Boy's 2010 reelection campaign has already been filed. Chris Christie, are you listening?

Anonymous said...

For at least the last thirty years, every candidate has turned over his excess funds to the candidates from his party running the next year. WITHOUT EXCEPTION. Only Freehold's own Andy "Estrogen Boy" Lucas has kept the money for himself. But really, would you expect anything different from Andy "it's all about me" Lucas?

Anonymous said...

Klauber will have a huge piggy bank next year. Roth & Hollands campaign have not spent a dime in da Snooze. They haven't sent out any mailings yet. The signs this year couldn't cost more than $2000. MeEnry is an idiot cause not only will he lose this years election but also next years. Who will he have to run next year?

Anonymous said...

According to the Squad, he has Andy Boy in 2010. He doesn't need to worry about next year. And I think Klauber won't see one dime of Roth's money. She'll be using it for a run at State Assembly next year against Casagrande, the biggest do-nothing Assemblyperson in Trenton IMHO.

For freedom of expression said...

Quick scorecard update needed.
GrnMeatLies on NJO is McEnery, right?

Whoever he is, he is either a clueless ignoramus or a vile purveyor of purposeful misinformation.

Anonymous said...

grnmeatlies is Lucas. But you're right about the clueless ignoramus or vile purveyor of purposeful misinformation. Lucas certainly is that.

Anonymous said...

No ads in da Snooze again this week.

Anonymous said...

I think they can thank their interpid reporter Cathy Barata for their lack of success this year in having all those political ads in their newspaper.

Anonymous said...

Does anyone in Manalapan still read the NT? Everyone I speak to says they stopped reading it because they not only don't believe anything KB writes, but they have personal knowledge on some of the things she's just dead wrong about. And now it turns out, she's not even reporting from real life. Her article this week contained "information" that was never true (such as the $75,000, and the supposed order by Judge English), but was lifted right from the Manalapan forum at NJ.COM! So we don't need to read the NT anymore, we can go right to her source -- the blogs.

Anonymous said...

If I were a business owner who paid for advertising in the Transcript, I'd be asking for a refund. I haven't had one delivered to my house in 2 weeks now.

Not that I mind, I stopped reading it because because of their slanted reports by the person covering Manalapan.

Anonymous said...

Get real

Mcery sold out to Roth and Lucas. G & G were never meant to win. So why waste the money?

Wonder what he will do when Lucas is forced to resign for breaking the ethics laws!

Anonymous said...

you can put this defeat right on the doorstep of Rhoda, Barry and Maizie. They voted against their long time friend, betraying her and the party for their own personal interests. They voted for McEnery even though they knew he had screwed up every election he was ever involved with. This election is no different and no one expected it to be. The three of them should just follow Lucas' lead and head over to the Democratic party where they belong.

Anonymous said...

Andrew Lucas will win the next time we are called upon to vote for him. Want to know why? Because he is GOOD for this town, despite what the few write about him. I have met him many times and he has gone out of his way to befriend the RESIDENTS of this town, not the POLITICIANS. With any luck, someone will lead the authorities to the people who say sick and outrageous things about Mr. Lucas and some of the other people in this town. You should all go to church or temple and beg forgivness for your mean spirit. Imagine if the almighty said the same thing about you that you say about Mr. Lucas. Imagine if your child acessing the web, read some of the outrageous nonsense that you people write. Makes you think. Maybe we should all think about the people that we know with hate in their heart and start to write about them. Of course we should neame them and say horrible things about them. Maybe I should start?

Anonymous said...

Andrew Lucas will win the next time we are called upon to vote for him. Want to know why? Because he is GOOD for this town, despite what the few write about him. I have met him many times and he has gone out of his way to befriend the RESIDENTS of this town, not the POLITICIANS. With any luck, someone will lead the authorities to the people who say sick and outrageous things about Mr. Lucas and some of the other people in this town. You should all go to church or temple and beg forgivness for your mean spirit. Imagine if the almighty said the same thing about you that you say about Mr. Lucas. Imagine if your child, when acessing the web, read some of the outrageous nonsense that you people write. Makes you think. Maybe we should all think about the people that we know with hate in their heart and start to write about them. Of course we should name them. I mean fair is fair, right? Maybe I should start?

Anonymous said...

Well, it's good to hear from you Brie. But I don't think you know Andrew all that well, and he certainly doesn't share your religious beliefs.

Mal E. Practice said...

Like I always say,

DEFLECT & ACCUSE THE ANDY & ROTH WAY!

Roth_ Must_ Go said...

pay to play by RothMustGo, 10/27/08

In politics, pay to play refers to a system, akin to payola in the music industry, by which one pays (or must pay) money in order to become a player. The common denominator of all forms of pay to play is that one must pay to "get in the game," with the sports analogy frequently arising[1]

Star-Ledger

Monday, February 06, 2006

BY DIANE C. WALSH

In the summer of 2004, then-Gov. James E. McGreevey signed a package of legislation designed to curb "pay-to-play," the practice of government officials awarding contracts to loyal contributors.

McGreevey called the legislation the most comprehensive ethics reform in three decades, saying it would set "an unprecedented standard for disclosure and transparency and takes significant steps to reduce the influence of money in politics."

But a provision of the law that kicked in this year creates a loophole allowing local governments to award contracts to political contributors through what is called the "fair and open" process.

Critics say fair and open is a smokescreen that has local governments going through the motions of seeking bids, but in the end, lets them award contracts to political contributors.

In Monmouth County, Stuart Moskovitz said fair and open was a "sham" that led to his ouster this year as township attorney in Manalapan. The township chose to award the contract to a politically connected firm that contributed $2,000 to two Democratic candidates who won seats on the five-member township committee in November.

"It's misleading, worthless, a total misnomer," said Moskovitz, a registered Democrat, who was also the mayor of Manalapan in 2000. "The process is no process at all. This is feel-good legislation."

Moskovitz was one of six attorneys who answered the township's request for proposals this year through fair and open. He said he did not make contributions to candidates for township committee in the previous two years.

"My feeling is nobody should buy a position. You should hire because of talent."

At the annual reorganization in January, the committee awarded the contract for township attorney to James Kinneally, a partner in the New Brunswick-based firm Hoagland, Longo, Moran, Dunst & Doukas. KINNEALLY'S FIRM WAS THE ONLY ONE THAT MADE A CAMPAIGN CONTRIBUTION to the newly elected committee members, Anthony Gennaro and MICHELLE ROTH. State records showed Hoagland, Longo donated $2,000 to the Democrats on the day before the election.

Alayne Shepler, township administrator in Manalapan, said Hoagland, Longo submitted the lowest hourly rate, $130, compared with $145 submitted by Moskovitz, who made $115,000 as township attorney last year.

But when the township committee discussed the contract in closed executive session, the officials agreed to pay Kinneally $145 an hour, according to Township Committeeman Joseph Locricchio, a Republican who voted against the contract.

"This is all a farce we are trying to pass onto the public," Locricchio said.

Who is the Largest Pay To Play Contributor? Find out tomorrow.

Anonymous said...

Wow Da Squid is deleting posts that they don't like. I guess the truth hurts, eh?