Monday, December 1, 2008
DaTruthSquad's Gobble-Gobble Awards
There are times daTruthSquad wants to bring back da "BaconHead" awards, which became a symbol of abuse of power and everything wrong with politics and politicians. It indeed may make a comeback, as so many TruthTellers have been asking about them. Before da year is out, don't be too surprised to see a "2008 BaconHead Award" winner, and also da "2008 TruthTeller of da Year" award will be handed out.
You can nominate for both in the comment section at any time, and your votes will be counted!
Now, for da First Annual 2008 Gobble-Gobble Awards, for da moves most reminiscent of being a turkey:
Manalapan News Coverage of 2008: Cathy Barratta - Local Snoozepaper!
One has to admit her coverage is second to none, because as many TruthTellers have said, nobody's coverage of Manalapan could be any worse when it comes to certain issues. When a former Manalapan mayor speaking from anywhere between 5-15 minutes during those 5 minute public sessions can get so much time on Page 1 of da Snoozer in a given year, then he either has one heck of a public relations person, or da Manalapan Township Committee on its own couldn't make news if it showed up for a meeting naked. One could speculate her news motto could potentially be -- "If da Mosked Man is not yet done, stick former mayor Spodak on Page One!"
Following da Judge's Order to a 'T' Award: Alleged Manalapan/and or Freehold resident Committeeman Andy Boy!
Right after da judge tells him he must not participate in votes relating to da Mosked Man case, he motions to have fellow GOP'er Susan Cohen and Mr. Anthony Gennaro censured. So you know, that censure motion and vote was in direct relation to da Mosked Man case.
Da "Say To Da Blind Man - I See Your Point" Award: Andy Boy, Cash Klauber, and da Queen!
Not only did they vote to censure Susan Cohen, but they did so when she wasn't even there to defend herself! She was reportedly hospitalized at da time and recuperating from alleged heart issues. One must theorize that buying a dog and then kicking it after you didn't feed it for a week it wasn't in da budget.
Da "Recession - We No Need No Stinkin' Recession" Award: Da Manalapan Township Committee!
In these hard economic times when 401k's are now worth 201k's and Manalapan foreclosures are at an all-time high, da Queen and her followers vote to buy a piece of land for almost 2 times it's value, bond for it making it cost even more, and then find out there may be environmental issues attached to it. Oh, and did daTruthSquad mention they have no actual plan in place for what they really want to do with da land?
Da "Trust Us - We Know How To Handle YOUR Money" Award: Manalapan Mayors Roth & Lucas!
Let's see....Raise taxes about 28% in one year, then the very next year raise them again by 14% with no increase in services or quality of life? And you thought the price of a barrel of oil at $140 was high.
Da 2008 Manalapan Legal Dream Team Lawyer of da Year: Carolina MachoGrande!
A blockbuster upcoming edition of daTruthSquad will have more on Macho's Grande newest problem. Stay tuned.
Da 2008 Manalapan Legal case going nowhere award: Coming Soon!!!!!!
Hint - It's not da case you think, but it could very well lead to others.
Da "I'm a leader but I damn well wish someone would follow me" award: Steve "Iron Girth" McEnery
He wins a confidence vote by a single vote. Enough said.
Da Worst Political Strategist of 2008: Steve "Iron Girth" McEnery
McCain/Palin win Manalapan. Zimmer beats Lautenberg in Manalapan. And da Queen carrying more baggage than Samsonite and American Tourister can make in 40 years combined take down da Iron Girth-led disciples Green & Garcia. There were actually times you had to scratch your head during da campaign and wonder who da Girth-meister really wanted to have win that election considering da kind of campaign he was responsible for.
Da 2008 version of da "Nuclear Family" award: Andy Boy
Last year, he got married but apparently after da wedding lived with his parents for months while his new blushing bride lived in neighboring Freehold to be closer to her job while he was running for political office. Now, it appears they all live in some form or another in Andy Boy's parent's house, which is now his house by deed, which begs da question - who gets da master bedroom?
Da 2008 "picture's still on da milk carton" award: Sir Lawrence of Manalapan
There was a time you'd see Sir Larry at da Queen's side (we're not going any further with that). But since he uttered da now-infamous words, "BECAUSE I HATE ITALIANS" - da only place you expect to see Sir Larry is on da side of a milk carton with da caption, "Have You Seen This Man?"
Da best TV show in Manalapan for 2009: OPRA
No, not "Oprah" as in Oprah Winfrey, but Opra, as in Open Public Records Act. Following daTruthSquad's order, it seems that there are OPRA requests being made in Manalapan Town Hall. However, that shouldn't stop anyone from making their own or others. Da more questions you raise, da less they will be able to hide da answers, and since da local Snoozepaper is either unwilling or cannot ask da real questions, da old rule applies -- If you want something done right, you have to do it yourself.
DaTruth is, an OPRA request is easy to start. I urge all da TruthTellers to investigate something if they feel that a wrong has been committed by career politicians. Investigations into da likes of INMATE JOHN LYNCH & DA CONVICTED FELONS SHARPE JAMES & WAYNE BRYANT all began when someone decided it was time to investigate what they perceived was wrongdoing - after public citizens blew da whistle and folks like Chris Christie heard that whistle.
In Monmouth County, that whistle has blown enough that political cronyism has taken GOP'ers out of power on da county level. Losses like da one Andy Boy suffered for Freeloader was da opening salvo in da Democratic takeover and ouster of political cronyism. Da louder you blow da whistle, da more people will hear it.
And that's daTruth.