Thursday, December 30, 2010

DaTruthSquad's Crystal Ball Peeks Into 2011 - And Snow For A BaconHead!

We're at the end of another interesting year of Manalapan and Monmouth County politics. When we look back at 2010, we see President Obama's poll numbers falling, Chris Christie's prospects for higher office rising, a Monmouth County GOP working together, Anna Little working all sides, Manalapan Mayor Andy Boy becoming a Land Baron, Manalapan's Queen knowing exactly what it's like to have done to her what she and others did to da Mosked Man from 2006-2010, Manalapan's da Capo di Tutti Capi putting together maybe da worst-run election race in da last 25 years, but nobody got sued to have their First Amendment rights violated!

So, as we will soon close da chapter that is called 2010 and enter a new chapter in da book of 2011, what will be in store for politics and politicians in our little slice of heaven? To answer that question, we have to go into da garage and take out our patented dusty, rusty, trusty DaTruthSquad Crystal Ball and see what it might see for 2011.

We see - a vision: Mayor "Lyin" Ryan Green will be da next figurehead of da Manalapan Township Committee in 2011, voted mayor by a 4-1 majority. Deputy Mayor will be Jordan "Stu" Moskowitz, also by a 4-1 margin. I think we don't need a crystal ball to know who the "1" will be in those 4-1 margins.

We see - another vision. A soon-to-be former Manalapan mayor will win da lottery! Da grand prize - about $1.4 million in taxpayer money to help him buy a "farm" in Manalapan, meaning he will take over some 90 acres and basically pay nothing. Sorry, Drew Shapiro, but your throne has been abdicated too long so Manalapan now has a new "King."

Here are some other visions:

Da GOP in Monmouth County will have little challenge in 2011 for da seats that will be up for grabs. They will barely break a sweat and win by 17%.

Anna Little will announce that she will run again to take on Frank Pallone for his Congress seat, even though da election is in 2012. Since our DaTruthSquad Crystal Ball is only guaranteed to see 12 months or 12,000 miles into da future, we can't see who wins that one - yet.

Manalapan's election will take a startling turn. Da crystal ball sees Farmer Don Holland will not be running for reelection, and da Queen startles everyone when she announces soon after she wins her primary in June that she is resigning from da Manalapan Township Committee, blaming what da crystal balls claims is partisanship over how da 2011 budget was put together and with parting shots exposes startling revelations about 2 members of da Manalapan Township Committee that da Asbury Park Press find so compelling they will investigate, but da local Snoozepaper will call a "non-starter."

Following da Queen's political maneuver, as DaTruthSquad Crystal Ball sees it, she will instead possibly either plan a run in 2012 for a political office, but as we stated, since our DaTruthSquad Crystal Ball is only guaranteed to see 12 months or 12,000 miles into da future, we can't see which political race that will be - yet.

Following da abdication by da Queen, da Manalapan Democrats will lose again in a landslide, giving da Manalapan GOP a 5-0 supermajority on da Township Committee. One of those two new winners will be from da Yorktowne Club, giving da club even more power on da Township Committee than they ever had.

Now, as we put da world-famous daTruthSquad crystal ball back in it's dusty place in da garage, we take out our also-world-famous BaconHead Award for da month of December.

We ironically end da year on a not-so-surprising note. Word has been released that Manalapan's award-winning police chief has reached a settlement with da town over part of his lawsuit. DaTruthSquad will have an expose on that coming up very soon, because we'll be able to tell you then who stood strong - who caved in like a cheap suit, who was da real winner, who lost, and who really lost. That will be coming soon, and it will be an eye opener!

Now, for da BaconHead:

This one was a tough one, and even da TruthTellers were divided as to who would win this. However, by one thin vote, we have a winner.

There are those who lead, and those who are led, and this winner is both. By following da orders of da capo di Tutti Capi, da Boss of All Bosses, she now finds herself on an island by herself. Her former running mate no longer votes her way - and we're not talking about Mr. Anthony Gennaro. With a GOP'er majority and more in lockstep than they have ever been in years, da Queen may find herself facing da wrath of a unified GOP. Could a "Censure" be far away for her actons in da Chief Brown case?

So, for now being alone in a 5-person room, for being da catalyst in a situation against Chief Stu Brown that tarnished da town and made a winner in a legal battle (AGAIN) for his attorney da Mosked Man, for leading da charge in da original case against da Mosked Man that made him a court room winner (AGAIN) against da town, and because of not just her own actions, but also those of her party leadership she now finds herself low on allies, and her prospects of beating a GOP'er machine even lower leaving her political life one step from being compared to a train wreck, this still does not win da voting for BaconHead!

However, we do have a winner:

For leaving da state of New Jersey as a blizzard of historic proportions is bearing down on his kingdom - and being in all places DisneyWorld - and allowing his Lt. Governor - da job whose it is to be in da state when he can't and we pay hundreds of thousands of dollars in taxpayer money for that office holder who ironically heads to sunbathe in Mexico during da Christmas Blizzard of 2010 - and for becoming da new poster child for "Where's Waldo" for spending so much time out of state, da winner of da December 2010 BaconHead of da Month is ----- New Jersey Governor Chris "Where's Waldo" Christie!

Remember - coming up next week we'll have an expose on da Manalapan vs Brown law case that made little headlines but again brought big scorn on a town that loses yet another lawsuit - and we'll tell you HOW and WHY right here!

Happy New Year - And that's daTruth.

Monday, December 20, 2010

It's Not Da Police - It's Common Sense - And An Anniversary To Remember

Our TruthTeller friends in a number of Monmouth and surrounding county towns are all saying the same thing - there have been a number of home break-ins and car break-ins lately. Maybe it's because of the holidays? Maybe it's also because we're not being vigilant enough? However crime is everywhere, and even Manalapan is joining the list of town dealing with break-ins.

Recently, three people were allegedly robbed at knifepoint in the parking lot of Wendy's in Manalapan, with the bad guy getting away with $1,700 dollars in cash. Let's face reality - anyone carrying $1,700 in cash can afford to eat at more upscale eateries and can afford more than da 99 cent value meal.

There were a number of car break-ins recently. However, leaving things in your car at night may be a reason for that. Let's face reality - if you leave your computer or GPS in your car at night, you might as well leave a neon sign above your car that says "Rob Me."

There have also been a number of home break-ins too. In one case, a teenage girl came home to hear male voices inside her house. She ran to a neighbor to call police.

If all of this doesn't have you worried, it should. Any lawyer will tell you that while you can sometimes win a case without evidence (unless you're da Manalapan Legal Dream Team), it's a lot easier to win it if you have da facts on your side (and there not made up facts). In many of da car break-ins, cars may have been locked but valuables were easily in view, and to a bad guy, leaving valuables in view is like leaving millions of dollars in tax money available for someone who wants to buy land. Our TruthTellers also have heard that most if not all of da houses broken into did not have alarm systems - or they weren't armed or active. Again, you can place a big neon billboard that says "Rob Me" with an arrow pointing to your house for that.

Now, it has come to our attention that on a different website, someone posted a comment blaming police for not doing enough to stop these robberies. To be fair, da last time we were in a court of law, we don't recall any crook saying they rather rob a home with a security system, or break into a car knowing there's nothing inside of it. To blame da police is both childish and expected by some on some websites, but we know our readers know better.

DaTruth is, if you leave out food on your porch at night, odds are you'll become da favorite stop for squirrels, raccoons and other furry friends. Da other day, we were driving home off Route 33 and we see outside of someone's house da box for a big screen TV. It told me that whoever owns that house is now in possession of a TV any bad guy would love to have. Let's face reality - da police cannot be everywhere, and they can't hand out common sense either.

Many of our police TruthTellers say da same thing - use common sense. Don't leave valuables of any kind in your car - day or night. Always lock your doors, and if you have a home alarm, keep it armed day and night. Don't put things out in da trash that some bad guy could see, like da box for a 60 inch TV. And, remember to keep an active eye out for yourself and your neighbors. If you see something suspicious, call da police. Da robbery you potentially stop could have been your own, or your neighbors.

And, don't blame da police. I'm sure they didn't tell you to leave your house unlocked if you have little kids and you're not at home, or to take your entire bank account to a fast food restaurant, or buy a 60 inch TV and take out an add in da newspaper to tell everyone. It's no their fault if you tell da bad guy through your actions that you're a safe mark to rob.

DaTruth is, it's very easy to turn da odds down of you getting robbed. Don't carry much cash. Lock your doors day and night. If you don't have an alarm, get one. If you have one, use it. Don't leave anything in your car either in your driveway or in a parking lot. And if you see something, say something.

We at daTruthDquad with everyone a happy holiday. And wait, very soon we'll have not only our year end BaconHead Award winner, but we're also taking our famous crystal ball to look ahead at what 2011 will be like in Manalapan for da Queen, da Land Baron, his henchmen and others.

Finally, this week is a very memorable one for us at daTruthSquad. It was 3 years ago this week that a landmark legal case was won for us when da Manalapan Township Committee went forward with a lawsuit challenging da First Amendment of da United States (at taxpayer expense). That one case would also have severe ramifications in da case these same alleged barristers had going against da Mosked man. They lost their First Amendment case, thanks to both their own case which had no place in any court of law, and da Electronic Frontier Foundation who proved we all have a right to write, have an opinion, and make that opinion known, even if some politicians don't like daTruth to be told.

Over da holidays, take da time to read about da case from da Electronic Frontier Foundation website. It is an eye-opening account of how you da taxpayer paid for a case that could have had a major impact on First Amendment rights of every person, and as you read both da actual legal briefs and actual letters between all da lawyers involved, da actual court transcript of da case - who said what and how some couldn't believe what was being said - and da judge's complete decision - all things that normally you never ever get to see - and you will see for yourself that 3 years ago indeed a band of politicians and their taxpayer-funded lawyers set out to tear apart da Constitution of da United States and da Bill of Rights, again - AT TAXPAYER EXPENSE!

It's a walk down memory lane and then some from a case that could not beat da rights of our First Amendment, and also sunk any credibility da politicians legal eagles had in da Mosked Man's case, ultimately losing that case even before it could see a court room!

And that's daTruth.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

DaTruth Is - Christie's 1,000% Right About School Head Honcho Pay

New Jersey's Governor has actually had to defend himself, not just about trips to support other GOP'ers, or dealing with da fun left behind by John Tax-zine and his over-taxing of state residents, or da "Tunnel to Nowhere." Instead, he has to roll up his big sleeves and defend his plan to not pay school superintendents over $200,000 each year for whatever it is they do!

Now, we in da Manalapan and Freehold are know a little something about school superintendents. Because, we had da poster-child of what a school superintendent should not be.

We had King-Lord-Mr-Doctor-Grand High Exaulted Mystic Ruler Wasser.

He gets his Doctorate degree from a school that has traveled more than most Manalapan residents - and BTW, it's new address is now in Los Angeles. His exploits were so outrageous that even area TV stations did news reports on him. He and his backers brought shame and ridicule to our beloved school system and our district. And we had no choice but to foot da bill and pay his 6-figure pension when he "retired."

Now, da Governor wants to place a cap on what we pay these so-called qualified applicants. And, hard to imagine, there are those who feel that's wrong! They believe some of these guys should make over $200,000 each year, claiming better talented people will not take da job if its below $175,000.

To those people we say one thing -- King / Doctor / Mr. / Lord James Wasser could always come out of retirement for you.

DaTruth is, if we can't find people who can run a school district for $175,000 or less, than we're seriously doing something wrong. Nearly 10% of this entire nation is unemployed, and how many people don't even get unemployment benefits anymore? How many employed people who are underpaid are going to food pantries to get extra help? How many foreclosed houses are there in da state? How many people have their heat set at 60 degrees to save money? If a school district can't find a qualified person to run their district for under $175,000, then you can only surmise that either they're lazy in their jobs, or dare we say cronyism could be a possibility?

It might surprise you that da average salary for a school superintendent of a district of 25,000 students or more was $211,000. That detail comes from American Association of School Adminostrators, who claim in their data that school districts of 10,000 - 24,999 students, da median salary is $164,300. Add to this, da Los Angeles Unified School District has over 694,000 students and over 45,000 teachers --- yet only has one (1) superintendent!

New Jersey has over 550 towns and 600 school districts - and we have 600 school superintendents!

Now, according to da NJ Department of Education 2009 data -

Number of schools in NJ - 2,485
Number of districts - 604
Number of kids in all da schools - 1,380,000

So - a little 2nd grade math here ----

In New Jersey, we have twice da amount of students in da entire state that da Los Angeles Unified School District has, but we also have over 600 times da amount of school superintendents!!!!!!!!!

Is it any wonder that we pay so much in taxes in New Jersey!

DaTruth is, Christie is onto something here. We need to cut da fat in da schools -- NOT DA TEACHERS -- but da fat. Too many principals, too many superintendents, too many assistants. Does a school administrator need two assistants at $125,000 annually? Do we need 600 superintendents? If da big Guv wants to really fix this mess, how about cutting da number of districts in half by 2015? How much will taxpayers save if we cut 300 superintendents at $175,000, and at least one assistant at $125,000 each year?

How's about $90 million annually (simple math) - just for these 600 jobs - not including benefits or pensions or administration buildings or property or administration maintainance or secretaries and other incidentals too numerous to name -- that's just salary - with no teachers cut!!!!

DaTruth is, it's time to cut da fat. It's best for da taxpayers. It's best for da teachers. It's best for da kids.

And that's daTruth.

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

November's Turkey-BaconHead Is No Surprise

A poll of da TruthTellers at our recent gathering at a secret Route 33 eatery not only had everyone on da same page, but two TruthTellers even went as far as to ask, "Could it be anyone else?"

Back in da day when there was an "alliance" between Land Baron Mayor Andy Boy and da Queen, it was expected he would be reelected this year, and da Queen would in turn get his quiet support next year. Of course, that was then, and with no power sharing anymore, this is now.

This year's election pitted for da Republicans da darlings of da Yorktowne Club, Land Baron Andy Boy and his sidekick, Jordan "Stu" Maskowitz. Their opponents may have been da most spectacularly unqualified competition elections in Manalapan have seen in decades. One was an nice accountant who had vertical challenges, and da other was so young that we were shocked his resume didn't include "beer pong." In da end, they didn't just lose - they lost terribly. And as for their woefully run campaign - they didn't even bother to send in a simple reply to pre-asked questions and their campaign statements by da Asbury Park Press.

Now, with their loss, coupled with a series of political blunders by da Democrats, and da donkey party is a step closer to be home playing Donkey Kong when da 2012 Manalapan Township Committee meetings happen.

That's where da coveted BaconHead Award comes in. As for who deserves it - that's obvious.

Here's da Top 10 reasons our November BaconHead winner gets this month's award:

10. This year's Democratic slogan was "Because We Care." If our BaconHead winner cared so much, he would have made his candidates actually campaign!

9. If he didn't see that da alliance was going to crumble, he needs a much thicker set of glasses.

8. Anyone who makes Steve "Iron Girth" McEnery come across like a political genius deserves to win 2 BaconHeads!

7. Despite knowing more about da GOP'ers than he ever did thanks to da alliance, had to send his wife up to a meeting to make da point of da year about Land Baron Andy Boy's Land Grab.

6. Never send a 22-year old with no political experience to do a political man's job.

5. Four words - "Because We Care - Duh!"

4. At da debate, not only did da GOP'er win, da Democratic so-called candidates even made da former King look bright.

3. Da way this campaign was run, one of our TruthTellers through da actual candidates were former mayors George "Where's My Table" Spodak and Beth "Where's Manalapan Town Hall" Ward.

2. Lawn signs do not a campaign make.

1. All of da blunders together have left da once proud Manalapan Democrats a year away from becoming a politcial afterthought in Manalapan.

DaTruth is, this election raised more questions about da Manalapan Democrats than there were answers. Ask yourself da following questions --- Out of every registered Democrat in Manalapan, Beevis and Butthead were da best you could come up with? You couldn't see da alliance falling before your very eyes? You now leave your own prized Democratic chip in da big game exposed and alone to face da scorn and ridicule with no protection?

That of course is just three of da many questions that were raised at our Route 33 eatery gathering after da election. Now, with da Queen on an island on her own, and next year's election now her's to lose, how do you prepare for what is now expected to be a GOP'er onslaught against da Queen and her time on da Manalapan Township Committee? Should there be a leadership change at da head of da Manalapan Democrats? Should da Queen step down and not run to avoid what could he a historic defeat? Should someone like Lawrence of Manalapan who has been such a good foot soldier for da Manalapan Democrats challenge da Capo for power?

These questions, and many more about da Manalapan Democrats will be answered in an upcoming December edition of daTruthSquad.

Now, as for what we're all waiting for --- for guiding two spectacularly unqualified candidates to a landslide defeat - for waging a campaign of lawn signs and not candidates against da GOP'er darlings of da Yorktowne Club - for believing an alliance with Land Baron Andy Boy and da GOP'ers would last forever - for leaving da Queen hanging out to dry with no protection entering her own election year - and for placing his own political party one election away from not even having a voice at da Manalapan Township Committee table, we give you da November BaconHead Award winner - da Capo di Tutti Capi - da Boss of all Bosses - Gerry "One Bourbon, One Sho and One Beer" Ward --- and we give you this coveted award during da month of Thanksgiving - "Because We Care!"

And that's daTruth.

Monday, November 22, 2010

A DaTruthSquad Commenter Who Seems To Have It Right

Recently, a comment left by someone who posted as "Manalapan 1st" left some interesting perspective about da recent Manalapan election, da one-time alliance between da Queen and Land Baron Andy Boy, and what is and what may not be irrelevant. Let's look at what issues "Manalapan 1st" brought up, and what it may mean to Manalapan in da future.

MANALAPAN 1ST - The alliance. Even though nobody in the Republican heirarchy will admit it you were correct about it. It was obvious to everyone there was power sharing toward the end of 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009 and the start of 2010. It got what each political party wanted. They got to keep power with their top people and those who tried to step in were eliminated. It worked until two Republicans decided they didn't need Roth and Ward sticking their noses where they didn't belong. The Roth's knew it but couldn't get anyone to believe it.

DaTRUTH: More than one person has made da claim that there was not just an alliance created on da two-fold premise of maintaining power between a limited few, but to also combat someone they believed was a common enemy - da Mosked Man. Da Alliance allowed for both da Queen and Land Baron Andy Boy (LBAB) to become mayor, to lay da foundation for da highly publicized "Lawsuit to Nowhere" and da now-infamous First Amendment lawsuit that brought scorn and ridicule to Manalapan. It was inevitable that da alliance would end - it was a matter of who would end it for their own gain. This year, da gain was for LBAB, and he took full advantage. In one fell swoop, he took full power in town, won an election giving his Republicans a majority, made da Queen look bad and her Capo look like an amateur. In this issue, "Manalapan 1st" hits da nail on da head.

MANALAPAN 1ST - The Yorktowne Club. They wanted political power like they once had. They had become irrelevent. They wanted power back. Getting Jordan in was the lynchpin to making that happen, which was why he was selected to run this year, and why Roth became expendible. They never trusted Locricchio or Cohen to do what they were told. Now watch and see as two more members of the Yorktowne Club will run in 2011, and soon the MTC will be dominated by Yorktowne Club members.

DaTRUTH: There was a time when it could have been said da Yorktowne Club was a place where a bunch of old men got together to smoke cigars and reminisce about Ronald Reagan. Now, it appears its leaders have a new agenda - politics. This year, da #1 darling of da Yorktowne Club joined da Manalapan Township Committee, with LBAB, giving da Yorktowne Club membership 40% control of da Manalapan Township Committee. With two seats up in 2011, what are da odds that at least one of those seats are campaigned by a member of da Yorktowne Club? A winning Yorktowne Club member in 2011 will give da Club a majority control fo da entire political order of da town. Not bad, "Manalapan 1st."

MANALAPAN 1ST - You. The alliance made the Transcript irrelevent. The breakup of the alliance made Ward irrelevent. Kathy Barrata and her 3 person blog was irrelevent 2 seconds after she started it. Roth has become irrelevent on the MTC and will be next year as even Don Holland won't come to her rescue. Soon there will be a new leader of the Manalapan Republicans, and even McEnery will become irrelevent. Even though they tried twice and failed both times to get you, don't be surprised if they try again, this time introducing a new blog to go up against (Stu) you.

DaTRUTH: Interesting hypothesis there Manalapan 1st. True, da Snoozer certainly isn't what it used to be. Da alliance ending made da Capo di Tutti Capi seem like a political 2nd grader. It seems like Manalapan 1st was giving too much credit to KB and her site. M-1st also may be on da mark about da Queen and Farmer Don. With da Manalapan Republicans on a winning streak, da job of Iron Girth McEnery seems intact for now. Then, there's da "new blog to go up against" daTruthSquad.

DaTruth is, we at daTruthSquad always welcome new bloggers to da blogisphere. If "Manalapan 1st" wants to be a new blog, we would be happy to have you. There's always room for everyone's opinions.

MANALAPAN 1ST - If Roth is smart she'd not even bother to run in 2011. Nobody would be foolish enough to run with her. Much like Lucas she has chewed up and spit out those who ran with her and the Democrat dominance in Manalapan is now a distant memory as her power has been stripped to nothing. On January 1, 2012, there will be 5 Republicans on the MTC.

DaTRUTH: This was a very interesting scenario. True, da Queen is up for reelection next year, and equally true, unless Lawrence of Manalapan runs with her she'd probably be hard pressed to find someone who would think da Queen would have their back for three actual years. Add to this da fact that da Democratic Party in both this town and this county are as about as demoralized and beaten down worst than in long memory, then da likelihood da Queen will win in 2011 is as likely as Glenn Beck saying Ronald Reagan was a Socialist and President Obama is the best President we've ever had - and Bill Clinton was a close second.

Maybe "Manalapan 1st" is onto something here. If I were da Queen (who's to say), maybe da best thing she can do is not run in 2011, and let da Capo di Tutti Capi, da Boss of all Bosses Gerry "Anyone spectacularly unqualified want to run as a Democrat this year?" Ward pick another two spectacularly unqualified candidates that da Manalapan GOP can mop up da floor with. Maybe times will be better for Democrats in 2012 in da presidential and congressional election year - and da Queen can seize that.

DaTruth is, da Queen has serious concerns for running in 2011. Da Manalapan GOP smells so much blood in da water that there they feel like it's an "All You Can Eat Democrat Buffet." Add to this da way they recently beat down da two garage sale afterthoughts Gerry Ward dragged up from his basement to run against da establishment GOP, you can only imagine how he'll top his election Blunder of 2010. Now, add to that da arch enemy of da Manalapan GOP is running in 2011, and you know they will pull out every rabbit from their GOP hat to demoralize da Queen.

Finally, we would be honored if more blogs enter da Manalapan blogisphere. As both we and da rest of da blog writing world has shown, and despite comments from a certain former Snoozer editor, blogs and blogging isn't going away - it isn't a fad - and bloggers are not just a bunch of malcontents or people who "pull da wings off flies" or "dry gulchers." We are in fact da people who bring you da news of da new millennium. We have surpassed weekly coupon clippers as da place where people can get their news, and in many cases, we have da news before real actual newspapers do - and discuss that news and information in an honest forum open to debate without fear of retribution or scorn - and we are equally proud and honored to provide this service "For All Da People."

So, if you are really interested in blogging, on our website you will find links from da Electronic Frontier Foundation on blogger's rights, because da last thing you want is from some town's politicians to try to take your First Amendment rights away.

And that daTruth.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Maybe This Is Why Da Anti-Pedophile Ordinance Should NOT Have Been Repealed

We can remember back in 2005 when a candidate running for Manalapan Township Committee came up with an idea for creating an anti-pedophile ordinance in town. Sounded like a good idea at da time. Even wound up passing unanimously and becoming da law of Manalapan-land, and even became a model that other towns used when they set up their own anti-pedophile ordinances.

However, there were some that decided to make this ordinance to protect kids a political football, even getting da local Snoozepaper to do an expose on exactly which streets in senior citizen-land Covered Bridge would not be covered by da ordinance where pedophiles who go after children could live and not live.

Now, Manalapan does not have to worry, because da powers that be knew what they were doing. Don't they always? Now since da Manalapan Township Committee decided to repeal that law, it means that any pedophile can live and go where they please in da town we readers love so dear. They cannot be barred from living near these places like libraries, schools or day care centers, or places where kids congregate.

At one time, there was a challenge to da Manalapan law by a guy who thought it would be a novel idea to at one time, as da Asbury Park Press newspaper described as having a little weekend of "bondage with an 11-year old boy." He had just been sprung from da stockade and wanted to move back home with his parents, who just happened to live in Manalapan near da library where, much to some who may be surprised, kids have a propensity to go to. He tried to challenge da very law that daTruthSquad has been told was devised and put together by da-then 2005 Manalapan Township Attorney, some legal-eagle named Da Mosked Man. He gave up on his challenge when it was revealed that da law was so well written that he could lose, and he moved to a lovely place in Asbury Park.

Too bad that law was repealed by da Manalapan Township Committee, because wouldn't it be a shock if, hypothetically of course, some guy wound up being arrested for viewing kiddie porn.

Too bad that law was repealed by da Manalapan Township Committee, because wouldn't it be a shock if, hypothetically of course, some guy who was viewing kiddie porn was arrested in Asbury Park.

Too bad that law was repealed by da Manalapan Township Committee, because wouldn't it be a shock if, hypothetically of course, some guy viewing kiddie porn was arrested in Asbury Park did so in a public library!

Too bad that law was repealed by da Manalapan Township Committee, because wouldn't it be a shock if, hypothetically of course, some guy viewing kiddie porn was arrested in Asbury Park did so in a public library and just happened to be a convicted sex offender.

Too bad that law was repealed by da Manalapan Township Committee, because wouldn't it be a shock if, hypothetically of course, some guy viewing kiddie porn was arrested in Asbury Park did so in a public library and just happened to be a convicted sex offender who just happened to be da very same guy who once tried to live in Manalapan

Too bad that law was repealed by da Manalapan Township Committee, because wouldn't it be a shock if, hypothetically of course, some guy viewing kiddie porn was arrested in Asbury Park did so in a public library and just happened to be a convicted sex offender who just happened to be da very same guy who once tried to live in Manalapan and challenge da law da Mosked Man wrote and gave up and moved to Asbury Park.


Imagine how you'd feel as a Manalapan parent knowing this same guy - or any guy - could have been taking a gander at some kiddie porn while in da Manalapan library? It's a revolting thought, right?

Da good news is something this heinous didn't happen in Manalapan. Da bad news - In this case, it happened in Asbury Park because a law not allowing pedophiles to live near da library didn't allow this man to live in town - and - there's a Manalapan connection!

Da Asbury Park Press, and not da local Snoozepaper who checked this out wrote "Detective Capt. Anthony Salerno said that Lawrence J. Cohen of Sixth Avenue was being held in the Monmouth County Jail in lieu of $70,000 bail. Salerno said Cohen was observed viewing the child pornography Monday afternoon and when he returned to the library on Tuesday, he was identified and arrested."

But wait, there's more.

Da newspaper says that da police took this extremely seriously and da reason is because this guy wasn't looking at want-ads or checking out travel websites. Apparently he was witnessed checking out sites that would make any parent of a young child toss their cookies! Da newspaper says "What was seen by a reporting patron was nudity, children and bondage," Salerno said. "This guy has a history of targeting young children. In this case we didn't wait, because as far as we're concerned, he is a child predator."

Note da words --- looking at "Bondage," "History of targeting young children," "he is a child predator."

Imagine if this happened in Manalapan?

How dangerous was this fellow? Da newspaper writes "A kindergarten teacher at a public school in Brooklyn at the time, he was apprehended because the boy he thought he was making arrangements to meet was a police officer posing as a child in an Internet chat room. When Cohen arrived at a motel in Wall, arresting officers found he had brought a car trunk full of bondage gear, according to news reports. Later, police found similar restraining devices in his desk at his school."

That's right - da same guy who was not able to live in Manalapan because of a recently-repealed law was a one time teacher who had bondage equipment in his desk at a school according to da newspaper!

Concern you yet?

DaTruth is, this guy who tried to lure what he thought was an 11 year old boy to a motel in Monmouth County for a sexual bondage escapade could have been living within walking distance of da Manalapan library if it were not for a former law called "Miracle's Law" that kept Manalapan kids safe for a few years and didn't allow someone like this guy to move back into Manalapan, but instead was repealed for some strange reason.

Why was it repealed last year?

Well, let's hope that in da future, if this guy ever does see da light of day outside of a jail, that he doesn't come back to Manalapan and live near da library here - because legally now - he can.

DaTruth is, there were those who challenged laws similar to da one Manalapan had, and it was feared that Manalapan's law would also be challenged and da taxpayers would foot da bill. Ironically, those who voted to not have Manalapan taxpayers foot da bill for this were some of da same ones who voted to file da "Lawsuit to Nowhere," known as "Da Township of Manalapan vs da Mosked Man" and spent what Land Baron Mayor Andy Boy said at da time was over "$100,000" on da case - even before it was a year old!

DaTruth is, some other town's laws were so poorly written and not as expertly written as da Manalapan ordinance that a legal challenge could be mounted due to da language of da ordinances. Now, ask yourself why in da Manalapan challenge da pedophile guy gave up on his challenge? Could it be because of da specific language of da ordinance that other towns copied because it was so well legally written.

Well, without da law that was called "Miracle's Law" that was so expertly written by former Manalapan Township Attorney da Mosked Man, if he or any other folks like this decide to move into Manalapan, or go near a day care center, or hang out in a library, now there's nothing legal to stop them - thanks to da upstanding members of da 2009 Manalapan Township Committee who voted in favor to repeal this ordinance.

Now, to be fair, they may tell you that was da legal advice they were given. Where have we heard that one before???? If that's da case, then where were da elected officials to question this? Why no second opinion from an expert in da field? If one town repeals theirs - should every?

DaTruth is, we all owe a debt of thanhs to da fine men and women of da Asbury Park Police Department, and da vigilant person who saw enough to report to police what was being viewed in a public library by a guy who at one time thought nothing wrong of having a bondage weekend with an 11-year old boy. Let's all be greatful and thankful he was apprehended before any child could be placed in harm's way. And let's be thankful it didn't happen in da Manalapan library.

And, if you have young children, let's all remain vigilant and let's keep a closer eye on them. We can't always trust politicians to protect our most precious gift.

And that's daTruth.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Da Winners and Bigger Losers In Da Election of 2010

It Was Theirs To Lose - And Da Democrats In Manalapan Lost Huge!

Despite a Republican revolution sweeping da nation, Democrats have spoken in District 6 and 12 where Little Anna fell to Frank What's His Name despite being seriously outspent and Scott Sipprelle's $$$$$ lost to Rush Holt. There were really no surprises in those races. What was surprising, maybe, was da hard veer to da right on da ballots that brought home a victory to Land Baron Andy Boy and Jordan "Stu" Moskowitz in Manalapan by a landslide.

So, in this election, let's rate da biggest winner and loser.

WINNER: Land Baron Andy Boy. Only in Manalapan can you get nailed by da major newspaper Asbury Park Press for ethical land issues, people find out da sitting mayor may be looking at a taxpayer-funded million + $$$$$$$$$ payday, and yet he wins his election in a landslide! Ironically, he can't even thank his own GOP'er chairman. He actually owes his victory to da Capo di Tutti Capi, da Boss of all Bosses, da Democratic Chairman! How? Keep reading.

LOSER: Manalapan Democratic Chairman Gerry "One Bourbon - One Scotch and One Beer" Ward. Only in Manalapan can you be handed da goose that lays da golden egg, it keeps on laying more golden eggs, yet you still find new and improved ways lose by a landslide! How? Keep reading.

How is it that da top of da election ticket could win, yet da bottom of da ticket with all da positive newspaper coverage and everything they had going for them lost by a landslide? We put da TruthTellers to work on this following our annual election night Chinese food extravaganza, and here's what we came up with:


When you make a deal with da devil, unless you're wearing teflon mittens & booties you're going to get burned. In late-2006, da alliance first exposed by daTruthSquad between da Queen and da Land Baron came about, and for nearly 4 years they were able to keep power between them, file a no chance of winning lawsuit to nowhere against their arch enemy at taxpayer expense and even put together one of da single biggest tax increases in town history. In 2007, two spectacularly unqualified Democratic candidates ran against Andy Boy and lost, and in 2008 two spectacularly unqualified GOP'er candidates ran and lost against da Queen. So, as expected, two unbelievably spectacularly unqualified candidates were placed on da dinner table as sacrificial lambs by da Democrats, who didn't know da alliance was going to fall apart at da hands of da GOP'ers. Fault - da Manalapan Municipal Democratic Chairman for not seeing da ethics through da trees.


Who did da Manalapan Municipal Democratic Chairman choose to run against da darlings of da Yorktowne Club? One was a guy that when you said "Please stand up," he replies "I already am." Da other guy is barely removed from pimple cream. One guy you can't see even if he's teetering on top of 8 New York City phone books, and da other guy says he had "experience" to do da job. What experience? Beer pong? There's a reason we called them da "Unknown Candidates" and commenters here even called them "Beevis and Butthead." Ask yourself this -

Did they campaign? You have to question that considering da size of da loss. Did they do everything they needed to do to win? They were handed da election by da Asbury Park Press yet still lost by a landslide. Did they do everything they could to win? They didn't even bother to send in information about themselves to da Asbury Park Press when they reviewed da candidates, leaving da newspaper to even write that they didn't send in information!

One word - LEADERSHIP. Three words - THERE WAS NONE.


When you look back at this election, you saw da Queen pointing out da ethics issues of da Great Manalapan Land Grab of 2010. You saw Curious George Spodak rumbling up to da seat / table / microphone stand in search of a table to lay down his evidence and make point after point. You even saw a special guest appearance by former Mayor Beth Ward who made da single most important point of da great Manalapan Land Grab of 2010. You had Lawrence of Manalapan on sign detail among other things. Hmmmmm, lets see - who is missing here????

That's right - da unknown candidates! Known as "Beevis & Butthead" by some commenters to this site, wherever they were, they were not acting like candidates. And, take it from someone who knows a few things about running successful and winning election campaigns - unless you have candidates who act like candidates, look like candidates, campaign like candidates, shake hands like candidates, go door to door like candidates and meet and greet people like candidates, it's hard to win a campaign. We have been telling you all along that we wouldn't have known those guys if we tripped over them. Needless to say, voters didn't trip during this campaign because there was nothing to fall over. Although this may sound a lot like 2007, these guys could have lived in Freehold and we would never have known.


Thanks to what may have been da single worst campaign in Manalapan history in memory, da GOP'ers will enter 2011 with a 3-2 majority, "Lyin" Ryan Green will become da next mayor. Da Queen will be on an island by herself and will spend 2011 facing a Republican team drooling to lay da worst landslide on her too. DaTruthSquad has also learned there has been some feather ruffling between some members of da Cadre over who is right and who is wrong. This election has left a much stronger Manalapan GOP now led by Land Baron Andy Boy and a much weaker Manalapan Democratic machine which seems like it's 11 cogs shy of a dozen.


Da good news out of this election is we don't have to fulfill our promise that if da two spectacularly unqualified Democrats won in Manalapan, that we would stop blogging about Manalapan for one year thanks to their landslide loss. Da bad news for politicians who do wrong is that this blog will not stop blogging about Manalapan or anyplace else, and for that you can thank da Capo di Tutti Capi, da Boss of all Bosses Gerry "One Bourbon - One Shot and One Beer" Ward for quite possibly running da worst campaign in town history.

DaTruth here is, maybe da real winners here are Land Baron Andy Boy who won by a landslide despite ethical challenges and will keep control of Manalapan, and Lyin Ryan who will in all liklihood become mayor of Manalapan in 2011, with "Mayor" Jordan "Stu" in 2012. Da real loser here may actually be da Queen, who because of her leader's miscalculations will now have to fight by herself for da little breadcrumbs da new Gang of Three will feed to her. She is up for election next year, and a strong united GOP'er team should be able to do to her what they did to da Unknown Candidates of 2011. Da big question is - what will da Queen of Manalapan do now - and what should she do? That is something we at daTruthSquad are pondering.

One thing is for certain - we will have to give a closer look at what this election loss means for da Cadre and their Democrats, and what 2011 will really bring. For that, you'll have to wait for da next daTruthSquad - coming soon.

And that's daTruth.

Saturday, October 30, 2010

An October BaconHead - With A Side Order Of Ethics

Talk about a no-brainer! Da Choice of da October BaconHead Award winner was unanimous, and da answer was as fast as you can say "ETHICS."

However, before we go to da BaconHead Award winner, lets investigate daTruth about da two recent political mailings being received this week by Manalapan residents.


In this ad you wouldn't even know Mr. & Mrs. Maskowitz had a baby boy named Jordan. It was all about Andy Boy and his land grab. Let's investigate daTruth in da Quotes on da mailer.

SHOCK QUOTE #1: "Land Baron Andy Boy is trying to use OUR tax dollars to get 95 acres of land for free AND a property tax break."

DATRUTH: There's actually a lot of truth here. Yes current Mayor Andy Boy is trying to purchase 95 acres of land in a very questionable land grab, and yes, if he gets his way, it will be placed into Farmland preservation which means he can get over $1.2 million in taxpayer money from da state for that land - and keep da deed to it - plus a huge $$$$$ break on property taxes on da land.

SHOCK QUOTE #2: From an Asbury Park Press editorial by their own staff on da land grab - "Proposed land deal with Mayor raises ethics concerns in Manalapan" and "Sure smells like a conflict."

DATRUTH: This isn't from some politician. This is from da editorial staff of da Asbury Park Press. Need we say more.

SHOCK QUOTE #3: "After acquiring the land, Lucas pushed it into farmland preservation program even though it was not on the list."

DATRUTH: This is a quote from da Asbury Park Press - and cannot be refuted.

SHOCK QUOTE #4: "Lucas participated in the open space purchase process that could reduce the amount of money available to him for his land."

DATRUTH: One word - ETHICS. Two words - RECUSE YOURSELF. If you are knowingly going to be involved in a processs like this, you cannot be involved in it at all, including voting on or persuading votes on other land. This means da shock quote has accuracy.


DATRUTH: This is highly damning. This is from meeting minutes and shows corroborates Shock Quote #4.

Overall, this mailing has - unfortunately for da GOP'ers - too much of daTruth.


On this one, you find Mommy and Daddy Lucas praising their beloved little boy.

SHOCK QUOTE #1: "We raised our son Land Baron Andy Boy on this farm. We taught him da value of hard work and to give back to da community which has given so much to him."

DATRUTH: There is some truth here. Land Baron Andy Boy lived and lives on a farm. We'll give his mommy and daddy da benefit and agree they probably did teach him da value of hard work. However, da part of da quote "da community which has given so much to him" isn't 100% accurate - yet. Once he receives over $1.2 million in taxpayer $$$$$ for da land grab - then YES - he will indeed get something back from da community - huge sums of $$$$$$$ with tax breaks too!

SHOCK QUOTE #2: Recently some politicians who are supported by developers attacked our son for standing up for our town and saving one of da last remaining farms in Manalapan from developers."

DATRUTH: While there are probably a lot less farms in Manalapan than there were 50 years ago, there are still many farms, including that of current Township committeeman Don Holland. And, as for da "politicians" who are "backed by developers," those claims came from da Asbury Park Press newspaper that investigated da land grab. Da newspaper article included a quote from da Queen - but also more from Andy Boy himself. However, da investigation was done by da newspaper, which isn't a "politician" and obviously isn't "backed by developers."

DaTruth here is, it was both da newspaper and daTruthSquad that exposed this land grab - not some politician supported by developers. In fact, now there are questions about da whole deal itself.

1. While Land Baron Andy Boy said he got approval from three attorneys on da deal, do we know for sure if he actually disclosed to his barristers that the company he and his family bought da land from is majority owned by both Land Baron Andy Boy and his parents - according to former Manalapan mayor Beth Ward?

2. If that statement is correct, then why did Andy Boy go on da record saying da seller wished to keep da sale price secret - if he was da seller of da land?

3. Why did he not recuse himself during da entire process of either Farmland Preservation or Open Space - especially if he knew if his land was a part of the process

4. Why has the town placed itself in da crosshairs of potential lawsuits by da other property owners in da process who can now claim bias on da part of da township? Where was da township attorney in this process? We know if we were da landowners in this situation, we'd be contemplating this.

DaTruth is, this entire process is now tainted and should be stopped immediately and no land should be bought due to the ethical lapses here. As hard as it is to believe, da Queen is 100% right on this one. Da mere appearance of impropriety is glaring, and da process does give da appearance of being tainted. Think about this - da sitting mayor of a town stands to make millions on a land deal using taxpayer money - with what appears to be a serious appearance of manipulation by at least one or more members of da Manalapan Township Committee - during an election year. If this doesn't get da state to investigate Manalapan politics for corruption, then nothing will.

This, of course, leads us to our October BaconHead Award winner.

At one time, this election was an afterthought. Now, it has come down to whether you want someone who puts da town ahead of their ambitions, or a person content with making millions of taxpayer dollars using their position in da town.

As it was recently reported in da Asbury Park Press, "Lucas said he never cast opinions on da properties or allowed himself to be polled in those discussions." However, you have to ask yourself - what was he doing in those discussions to begin with, if he was an active part of da process? Ironically, it was da Queen herself who may have made da defining statement of da whole situation when she said "Mayor Andrew Lucas manipulated da public process by participating in discussions on da three properties that competed with da tract of land he owns" in da process. What he said actually doesn't matter. he was present - he was there - and his mere presence taints da entire process to da point where Manalapan could potentially face lawsuits because of his mere presence in da process.

One thing you can say about our BaconHead, he's consistently in da middle of Manalapan politics.

2004 - He's carried over da finish line by Joltin Joe and wins a seat on da Manalapan Township Committee.

2005 - Takes township committee meeting abuse from da Queen and former mayors Jim Gray and Gorgeous George Spodak.

2005 - Gets nailed by da local Snoozepaper for "E-Mail-Gate."

2006 - Turns his back on his Republican running mate and begins laying da foundation for an alliance with da very same people who ridiculed him in 2005 to secure becoming mayor in 2007.

2007 - Led da charge to file da "Lawsuit to Nowhere" against da Mosked Man, and also led da charge to file da lawsuit against daTruthSquad in da "First Amendment Lawsuit Heard Around da World" that brought scorn and ridicule to Manalapan, and may have been da singular moment in da entire "Lawsuit to Nowhere" dooming it to failure.
2007 - In da midst of da lawsuit, as mayor he turns his back on a campaign pledge to not raise taxes and creates and enacts one of da largest municipal tax increases in town history - nearly 28%!

2007 - Questions are raised if he's actually living in town when he is served legal papers at a home in another city - at a home where his wife was allegedly residing.

2008 - Backs again as an architect da second double-digit municipal tax increase in two years.

2008 - As in 2007, voted for a lawsuit that he was a third-party DEFENDANT in, which begs da question as to what his legal council told him to do in this regard.

2008 - For da second time in 3 years, turns his back on a running mate and sides with his Democratic alliance against Susan Cohen.

2009 - Does nothing when da WMUA has more ethical issues, while Lord-God-King-Doctor-Mr. Wasser makes our school district da laughingstock of da nation, and while taxes are lowered and he is ridiculed by da same people who gave him grief about his flat budgets of 2005 and 2006.

2010 - Possibly under orders of his handlers, breaks da nearly 4-year old alliance between himself and da Queen in order to pass his flat budget during his own election year.

2010 - Nailed by da Asbury Park Press for attempting to profit on a land-grab deal involving a questionable land purchase. No price for da land was divulged because he claimed it was da seller who wanted to not release any information. It is later discovered by a former Manalapan mayor that da seller was a LLC that is majority-owned by da Lucas family - information that was never refuted by Land Baron Andy Boy at da meeting where she exposed this!

Da Huge Question here is - if he is reelected, what will we have to add to his timeline for 2011, 2012 and 2013 when he would be in office?

DaTruth is, as a sitting mayor, Land Baron Andy Boy had no place in steering this land deal into any position where he could have gained monetarily. Some might call that a conflict of interest. While it is not illegal to own land or try to get land into Farmland Preservation, da mere appearance of him being a part of da process taints da entire process and calls into question who participated, and who voted for what - and even more important - why they cast their votes da way they did. Were they asked to? Were they coerced? Did they not know all da facts? These are only three of da many questions that can be asked.

DaTruth is - is this Land Baron worthy of your vote? As we have all learned over da years, members of da Manalapan Township Committee have received censure for a lot less than this - and they did not commit any crimes or were alleged to have done so. As for whether he will remain on da Manalapan Township Committee, and if he will receive a windfall of $$$$$$$ from da now-talked-about land deal, we'll know for sure if ethics are a question for voters on Tuesday.

However, win or lose, one thing is for certain: If he wins da election, Manalapan residents deserve whatever they get in da next three years and should never be surprised about news accounts of ethical lapses in Manalapan Town Hall, because that's what we should come to accept and expect - because we will have voted in favor of that type of government. If he loses his election next week, Land Baron Andy Boy won't go home empty-handed. He still stands to reap over $1 million in taxpayer money for his land grab deal, and he also gets, for all he has done this month to put Manalapan back on da map for all da wrong ethical reasons - - Land Grab Manalapan Mayor Andy Boy is da unanimous winner of da October 2010 BaconHead of da Month!

And remember - don't forget to vote! And that's daTruth.

Monday, October 25, 2010

DaTruthSquad's Coveted Election Endorsements of 2010!

Well TruthTellers, it has come down to this. We're a week away from da 2010 election, and what kind of a political year we've had so far.

In Manalapan, it started out a decorated police chief under fire by da Manalapan Township Committee under Baron Mayor Andy Boy, and morphed into a lawsuit against da town brough by da police chief's attorney - who in a shock to those being sued was none other than da Mosked Man himself, who just happens to be da arch rival of both Land Baron Andy Boy and da Queen. Then came what many knew would happen, but didn't expect now - da dissolving of da alliance between Land Baron Andy Boy and da Queen. Not only did Land Baron Andy Boy run over da Queen and her party boss, Gerry "One Bourbon, One Scotch & One Beer" Ward, but then he drove da bus in reverse and grinded da tires.

This, of course coming after da Manalapan Democrats selected two spectacularly unqualified candidates to go up against da revered darlings of da Yorktowne Club - Andy Boy Lucas and Jordan "Stu" Moskowitz.

Da problem with da dissolving of da alliance is, you never, ever, ever underestimate da Queen. You knew she had something up both her sleeves after being da victim of Land Baron Andy Boy's treachery, and apparently her sleeves were full of trouble for Andy Boy, who dug a big hole for himself with "Farmland Preservation-Gate!"

Now, a week before da election and this blog has been busier this month than it has been da whole year, da Asbury Park Press news team and editorial division is working overtime tracking down da ethical lapses of Manalapan's Land Baron Mayor, and da local Snoozepaper is probably doing something this month, whether its news or not can be debated.

So, without much ado, here's what you've all been waiting for, daTruthSquad's annual and highly coverted election endorsements!

CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT 6: Tea Partier Anna Little vs Big Pockets Frank Pallone. Any reader of daTruthSquad knows we've been fans of Little Anna since she faced former Manalapan GOP Commissar PuPu and his enforcers and told she cannot run for office. We liked her then, and as an outsider looking in to da GOP'ers once again she beat da odds and chopped down da hand-picked GOP'er to run against Pallone. Our endorsement goes to Anna Little, because when it comes down to da people, she will do what she believes and not what da party bosses want her to do.

CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT 12: "Hedge Fund Manager" Scott Sipprelle vs Rush "Greg Bean" Holt. Considering da fact Holt once voted against Israel and for da Palestinians should have been enough for "HFM" to cakewalk his way onto an Amtrak train to Washington. Then came da dispicable exploitation of an American hero. However, his campaign hasn't taken any traction, and those "Hedge Fund Manager" commercials have people talking. While Holt doesn't deserve a trip to Washington this time around, Sipprelle hasn't done enough to win this campaign. We flipped a coin, and Sipprelle won best two-out-of-three, so we'll back him.

MONMOUTH COUNTY SHERIFF: Eric Brophy vs Shaun "Marlboro" Golden. Since Golden didn't answer those Marlboro questions, then we want more transparancy. Brophy's our guy.

It's Clifton & Arnone for da GOP'ers against D'Amico and Venables for da Democrats. We all know as much about these guys and gal than we know about Off Track Betting in da Himalayas. We decided to do something interesting here, so we are going to endorse da one with da least and most letters in their last name. Therefore, our endorsements go to "John D'Amico" (10 letters) and Janice Venables (14 letters).

This is da one you've all been waiting for. One one side you have former state trooper Jordan "Stu" Moskowitz and current Manalapan Mayor Land Baron Andy Boy Lucas against vertically challenged Mark "Beevis" Eiger and 22-year old Evan "Butthead" Dworkin.

This one can't get any more bizarre. One one side, you have a guy who gets da state Cadillac benefits plan for life, along with Manalapan's current mayor who bought nearly 100 acres of land from a developer in a questionable deal that we were first told da seller wanted to keep da details secret, so secret that there wasn't even info available from da county records - until a former Manalapan mayor came forward and told us all da developer company LLC is actually majority-owned by Andy Boy and his family!

On da other side, you have one guy who needs a stack of New York City phone books to stand on just to be seen, and a 22-year old kid touting his "experience."

And no, we didn't make any of this up.

A poll of our TruthTellers back in September found we didn't know anything about da Democrats, who we felt were selected to be sacrificial lambs for da GOP'ers for their alliance. After da alliance dissolved, it left da darlings of da Yroktowne Club against two guys we wouldn't know if we tripped over them. Then came October, and "Land Baron-Gate" and everything's changed. So, here's where we stand. In one candidate, we don't know if da ethical cloud will spout a full-blown investigation or just blow over. Another candidate is so young he may be a year removed from pimple cream. Then, you have da person many commenters here on this site really wanted, Joe DePasquale, and someone even floated da idea of da Ghost of Joe Locricchio running! This is how bizarre this race has turned.

So, here's our endorsement: Land Baron Andy Boy does NOT deserve even another minute on da Manalapan Township Committee. He was directly responsible (and even became a third-party defendant when he was sued and we da taxpayers paid for his attorney too!) for da Lawsuit to Nowhere costing taxpayers even by his own words "at least $100,000," siding with his alliance partner and turning has back on two former running mates (Joltin' Joe and Susan Cohen), silence in da Wasser issue, silence in da case against Police Chief Brown, having his own intern at taxpayer expense, and now buying land from what appears, according to a former Manalapan Mayor, to have been an LLC that he is a majority stakeholder in, and trying to get that land into Farmland Preservation so taxpayers would have to pay him for da land to da tune of over $1 million!!!! To give this career politician any more time in da mayor's office could mean even more taxpayer money directed toward either his purposes or even his piggy bank.

While we had high hopes for Jordan "Stu" Moskovitz, he has become a major disappointment after claiming he would not take health benefits if he wins, but failed to mention his benefits he receives as a former police officer. Apparently, da apple doesn't fall far from soybean farmer Andy Boy's tree here.

Evan Dworkin is about 22 years old, and while we don't criticize age, when he said during da debate he would use his "experience." What experience? He's fresh out of college and appears he may live in his parent's house. We will give him credit for being a nice kid, but we have bunions older than him.

And, while Mark Eiger may be so short da township may need to lower da table so he can be seen, he actually has financial experience needed for these tough times. So, while we joke about his vertical challenges, he by default is da best equipped to be a functioning member of da Manalapan Township Committee.

So, here's how we rate da candidates - and others - in order:

1. Mark Eiger: Da best mentally equipped to join da Manalapan Township Committee and deserves your support and our coveted endorsement.

2. Joe DePasquale: Not running, but is still a better choice than Butthead or da fleecer of Manalapan and his crony, and has a solid tax-cutting record on da school board. He deserves a write-in vote at da very least, and equally important, he's alive and well.

Tie - 3: Da Ghost of Joe Locricchio: He's deceased, and yet still leaves comments on this blog (apparently from heaven). Despite living "above" Manalapan, we at least know what we will get from him, and how much real damage can a dead man do on da Manalapan Township Committee? Considering what we've seen from those who are alive on da Manalapan Township Committee, how much worse can he really be?

Tie - 3: Evan "Butthead" Dworkin: He probably won't take benefits (he still may get that tough his parents for his entire term in office thanks to Obama). While we don't know what we will get from him, a big difference between Dworkin and da Ghost of Joe Locricchio is that daTruthSquad has confirmed through a variety of scientests that he's actually alive. For that reason alone, we're willing to take a chance on him.

5. Jordan "Stu" Maskowitz: If Andy Boy is not elected, then there's hope he can actually be his own man and do da right thing. If Andy Boy is somehow reelected, which would prove that ethics are best left in da toilet with da plunger pushed down, then it appears he may become nothing more than a puppet of puppet master Andy Boy and his handlers. Unfortunately, voting for him isn't worth taking da chance, which is why Jordan "Stu's" stock has fallen so far.

DaTruth is, it's truly a shame of da rise and fall of Mayor Andy Boy. Once touted by his own party for greatness, he has in effect worked da system for his own benefit. Questions regarding his Farmland Preservation-Gate seems to be gaining strength almost daily. Former allies, including two former Manalapan mayors are now coming out against him, and a third former Manalapan mayor may have dropped da bombshell evidence to-date about who da "seller" of da 95 acres of land he just bought was.

Remember what Sir Walter Scott said: "Oh what a tangled web we weave. When first we practice to deceive."

Who will win da October BaconHead of da Month award? Stay tuned - that and possibly more evidence in "Farmland Preservation-Gate" may be coming very soon.

And that's daTruth.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

BREAKING NEWS: DaTruthSquad's Truth About da Manalapan Mayor Andy Boy Lucas Land Grab

It's da talk of Manalapan-land. How did current Manalapan mayor and candidate Andy Boy Lucas come into possession land that could offer up a more than $1 million taxpayer-funded payday? Were any laws broken? Is this unethical? Will Andy Boy become da richest mayor in Manalapan history? We decided to look into who was saying what about this "Land Grab" issue, and what is propaganda and what is daTruth.

A disclaimer -- Not only is daTruth in da eye of da beholder, but SHOCK QUOTE #4 may blow da lid off this entire situation!

SHOCK QUOTE #1: Da Asbury Park Press writes "At least two properties — one privately and one county-owned — which could have been preserved as open space through the fund were passed over, after conversations in which Lucas was involved, according to township documents."

DaTRUTH: This is correct. According to information from da August and October 13 Manalapan Township Committee meeting, there were three properties that could have been chosen - two for Open Space and Baron Andy Boy's land grab. However, based upon da "farm" issue and not da "open space" issue, and no overall criteria divulged by da committee, da other two properties were rejected.

SHOCK QUOTE #2: Da Queen Michelle Roth says "He manipulated the public process . . . and violated the public's trust by not disclosing this at our meeting, in order to line his own pockets. What kind of ethics are these?" Roth said. "His conflict of interest has compromised the township."

DaTRUTH: Ask any lawyer, and they will tell you a case can be made for suing a ham sandwich. Da "non-disclosure" issue is a damning one, and a case can be made that indeed not disclosing ye as a sitting mayor could get over $1 million in taxpayer money for that land quote - "bought by you from Diamond Developers" is damning. That issue alone is at da crux of this entire matter - How did Mayor Andy Boy purchase da land from a developer and is able to keep da purchase price a secret? This alone should be forwarded to da county and state to be investigated - but fortunately we have an answer to that from a very unlikely source.

SHOCK QUOTE #3: Baron Andy Boy said "there was no public use deemed valuable enough for those (unpreserved) properties."

DaTRUTH: Da question is - Who "deemed" this? When was this "deemed?" Did Baron Andy Boy vote or bring any influence to a vote on any other farmland or open space preservation property which, if voted against, could or should he have abstained from or not discussed whether publicly or privately?

SHOCK QUOTE #4: Courtesy of former Manalapan Mayor Beth Ward, who Andy Boy beat thanks to da top of his ticket, da late Joltin' Joe Locricchio, "When you sought out legal advice from the township and the county, did you make it clear that you OWN a 40% stake in Diamond Developers at Burke Farm LLC?"

DaTRUTH: Holy "I OWN DIAMOND DEVELOPERS" Batman! All of a sudden, a former Mayor comes out from wherever she was hiding and drops what could be da biggest "Conflict-of-interest" bombshell on da whole "Land Grab-Gate" affair. Even in his reply, Baron Andy Boy AT NO TIME DID NOT DENY he owned a large majority of da development company that sold himself da very land in dispute!!!!!

To be fair, would it be fair to say that something might smell fishy if current Manalapan Township Committeewoman Michelle Roth forms a "LLC" called "daTruthSquad Developers" (has a catchy ring to it), and goes out and buys 100 acres of land in da very same town she lives in. Now, she takes that very same land, and offers it up into a state plan which will pay her using taxpayer money for that land to what could be a potential $1.5-2 million dollars - but doesn't tell people she owns a large stake in da company selling da land to herself? And coincidently, she also sat in on meetings where da land issue may or may not have been discussed. Then, when pressed on da matter, she refuses to say how much she paid for da land, except to say "da seller wishes to keep that info a SECRET," knowing full well da seller and da buyer was da same person - herself!

According to da Asbury Park Press, Baron Andy Boy replied by saying "Lucas, a financial consultant, declined to say whether he paid anything for the property beyond about $42,000 in back taxes. County land records do not show a sale price for the property" and "Lucas said the seller insists that those figures remain confidential."

Interesting here, since it appears there is a probability that Baron Andy Boy Lucas is both da buyer and in some interesting way potentially da seller here too - and it's worthy to note he did not in any way at that time dispute that claim by former Mayor Ward!

Now, da question becomes - Is former Mayor Ward telling daTruth - or is current Mayor Andy Boy?

SHOCK QUOTE #5: In da Asbury Park Press it is written, "Under pressure from residents at Wednesday's Township Committee meeting, Lucas said he paid "a little less than" the $1.6 million at which he said the property had been appraised."

DaTRUTH: Here's what Baron Andy Boy admitted - "Lucas said he paid "a little less than" the $1.6 million at which he said the property had been appraised." Now, daTruthSquad has learned through a source that Baron Andy Boy and his family paid da $42,000 in back taxes, and a mortgage on da land was taken out for da sum of approximately $525,000. Now, our math skills may be that of a 2nd grader, but that leaves about $1 million unaccounted for. He says he "paid a little less" than da $1.6 million da property was appraised for. How much of that missing $1 million did he and his family pony up???? So far, Baron Andy Boy who ran on a platform of transparency has REFUSED to discuss that missing $1 million from da financial picture. Why? We will, however, give him da benefit of da doubt here, since "$1 million dollars" is in fact a little less than $1.6 million dollars!

SHOCK QUOTE #6: Says da Land Baron at da October meeting, "He said his family, longtime farmers in the township, made the purchase this way, not to hide anything, but because "farming is one of the most . . . dangerous professions out there.

DaTRUTH: I'm sure First Responders got a kick out of this one. Hmmmmm, lets see, what some of da most dangerous professions???? Prison Guard at maximum security Attica? Nope, no need for any protection here. Soldier on da front lines against al-Qaida clearing IED's? No personal safety issues here. Farmer in Manalapan?

Yes, there's Farmer Andy now, donning his kevlar vest and helmet, grabbing his grenade launcher and calling in reinforcements and Air Force backup with cluster bombs at the ready to tackle that extreme deadly threat of - dare we say - soybean clearing! Wait, his brave trooper assistant cries out in agony as he slips on a patch of manure, obviously left by a terrorist cell or quite possibly a horse. Da smell of crapola permeates his shoes! It reduces even da hard-nosed veteran farmer to tears. A dragonfly is spotted - everyone hits da dirt. Then farmer Andy hears a "snap." Did he step on a trip-wire for a grenade, or merely a tree branch? They begin to clear da soybeans, but slowly in case enemy weeds laying in wait pop out of nowhere.

Yes, farming is dangerous, indeed. Just like that country western song, "Baby, don't let your sons grow up to be farmers .... da dangers are way too severe ... they could get corn in their ears ... or slip on manure - can da soybeans endure, or da tractor could run out of gas!" (song courtesy of TruthTeller "S")

DaTruth is, and this gets more bizarre by da day. You have da Baron Mayor of Manalapan saying "I cannot control one rogue township committee person" as da reason this has become so out-of-hand. You have two former town mayors as upset as that brave trooper who slipped on da manure demanding answers to questions - and basically getting none. You have a newspaper doing what it's supposed to do - investigate and write about news of da day, and they are branded as having their strings pulled by a "rogue committee person." You have Democrats being blamed for what Baron Andy Boy did, and da Democratic campaign, which includes one guy who's so short he can't be seen in a soybean field and da other who's so young he may not have even been born when Reagan was President, which at times didn't even realize that this was their election. You have da running mate of Baron Andy Boy, Jordan "Stu" Moskovitz saying nothing about the issue in public except to say "there's much more pressing issues" than this at da debate. You have Baron Andy Boy worker bees who buzz that keeping all of da eight homes from being built on this land will forever stop traffic jams from forming on Route 9. And, maybe da most bizarre issue of them all is, all of a sudden, da voice of reason on that insanity we call da Manalapan Township Committee is fast becoming of all people - da Queen - Michelle Roth!

Now, to be fair, from a legal standpoint what Baron Andy Boy did was not 100% illegal. However, even da attorney for da League of Municipalities says to da newspaper, "New Jersey League of Municipalities staff attorney Matthew Weng, told the Asbury Park Press that Lucas was within his rights to enter into such a deal with his own township. But Weng said he would have advised Lucas wait until he left office, if only to avoid the public perception of a conflict."

So, in effect, you have da sitting mayor of your town who is running for reelection to another 3 year term buying up nearly 100 acres of land - bankingthat land in Farmland Preservation which will fetch him over $1 million in taxpayer money and other subsidies, and then we find out from one former mayor that things aren't right behind da scenes, another former mayor demanding why da sale price was such a secret, and a third former mayor dropping da massive bombshell that da developer company, Diamond Developers at Burke Farm, LLC, has a very large stake of it owned by Baron Mayor Andy Boy, a fact he did not even try to dispute at da October Township Committee meeting!

And, you have a sitting mayor running for reelection who ran on "transparancy" - and it took 3 former mayors to allow us all to see what is really happening here!

DaTruth is, and let us make this very clear. From a legal standpoint as of this writing, we have not uncovered anything that can or oculd be deemed "illegal" that Mayor Andy Boy or any member of his nice family did. It is not illegal to purchase land, or get that land into Farmland Preservation, or even sell it to yourself? However, when you're not "John Q. Farmer" and (1) you are da sitting mayor of da very town you are buying da land in - and (2) there are questions about da price - (3) da fact you stand to get over $1 million in taxpayer money for it - (4) we are led to believe you also own da company or a portion of it selling you da land - and (5) you are running for political office while doing all of this and (6) even da mere perception of you having even one iota of influence in this case, even if it is proven by a reasonable dount that you did not (we have no answer for this one) - means (A) there is no real transparancy and (B) da ethical "cloud" seems to be getting larger by da hour.

DaTruth is, and dare we say da Queen seems to be 100% right on with this - there needs to be a complete stop placed on this proposed land grab and it should be (A) investigated, and (B) most likely finalized when Baron Andy Boy is out of office to remove both da ethical cloud hanging over him, and also da Manalapan Republicans who have steadfastly backed him. At stake is da election and political power of da township. To continue on da same course could invite undue sceptcism and quite possibly, scorn on a political party where it may or may not be warranted, and also scorn on an entire town that certainly does not need a cloud of suspicion hanging over it.

DaTruth is - Manalapan deserves better - da residents deserve better - and da public trust is being violated here not for politics, but for ethics. And, if we can't expect even a glimmer of ethics from our political leaders, then this great town is seriously in jeopardy of being mentioned in da same breath of Newark and Camden for corruption, political machines, cronyism, backroom deals, and polticians that put their own personal fortunes and futures ahead of da people they are allegedly sworn to serve.

And that's daTruth!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

BREAKING NEWS - Newspaper Slams Baron Andy Boy's Manalapan Land Grab Scheme

Holy "I'm da Mayor so I'll get a $1 million dollar huge land grab for pennies on da dollar" Deal, Batman! If you think "Farmland-Gate" is going away any time soon, you can forget about that now. Now it's not just da Democrats going after Baron Andy Boy -- it's da Republican-leaning Asbury Park Press newspaper -- and they not only think this deal reaks of dead fish - they have both barrels blazing!

In a shockingly direct and damning editorial not by some peasant in da Kingdom by by da newspaper itself that could theoretically become be da lynchpin for launching an investigation, da Republican-leaning editorial folks paint not only a grim picture of da events surrounding "Farmland-Gate," they also paint a disturbing picture of da current Manalapan mayor! Here's da editorial - along with daTruthSquad's take:

Sure Smells Like a Conflict:

If it looks like a conflict of interest, sounds like a conflict of interest and smells like a conflict of interest, it hardly matters if the person at the center of the deal insists there is no conflict of interest — especially if that person stands to gain financially.

Gee, not much "Gray" area here. We may not be 100% sure of what the editorial is trying to convey here, but it seems like they keep using da term "conflict of interest" here alot. Do you think this means da newspaper feels there's some type of conflict of interest here? Sure comes across that way to us.

In Manalapan, if Mayor Andrew Lucas' attempt to get property he and his family recently acquired into the township's farmland preservation program — along with the tax break that comes with it — isn't technically a conflict of interest, it certainly has the appearance of someone using his official position to gain special advantage. Lucas should withdraw his application. If he doesn't, the township should put a halt to the process.

"If he doesn't, the township should put a halt to the process." Da question is - will da Manalapan Township Committee go this far, and how will "Lyin' Ryan Green" vote on this? And, somewhere along da line someone on that committee whose job it allegedly is to represent da people should tell da people da whole truth about it - or maybe publically call for a probe and leave that to some state or Federal investigation.

Lucas wants the township to preserve about 95 acres of his newly acquired property, known as the Burke farm, which is contiguous to his own farm. He has applied for farmland preservation through the state's Planning Incentive Grant program, under which the state typically pays 60 percent for development rights, the county 24 percent and the municipality the remaining 16 percent. The tract is currently assessed at $1.3 million.

All we know is he paid $42,000 in back taxes for 95 acres - and that's all we're allowed to know? Hmmmm, where in da entire state of NJ can any of us get a deal like that? You can't even buy 1 acre for that price. Do you have to be politically connected to get a deal like that? You have to wonder just how many games of Monolopy Baron Andy Boy played as a kid? You may think he pulled da card that says "Pass Go and Collect $1 million. Or, many who comment on daTruthSquad seem to feel he pulled da card that read, "Don't Pass Go - Go Directly to Jail!"

Essentially, the mayor could get the property for free at taxpayers' expense and a property tax break on that part of the property actually being farmed.

You have to ask yourself who else was in on this land grab deal? Da mayor of any town getting his/her own million dollar tax break on land essentially paid for to them by taxpayers? Now we're starting to believe why da newspaper here feels it is a conflict of interest. But wait --- there's more.....

Lucas, who is up for re-election next month, has painted himself as a victim of partisan politics and as a white knight trying to save his town from developers. Lucas and his family purchased the farm from Diamond Developers of Belmar, which had received preliminary approval in 2006 to develop eight single-family homes on the property.

This is literally da taxpayer-funded million dollar question -- why does da developer of all people want to keep da total price of da sale a SECRET - as Baron Andy Boy alleges? What is this developer keeping SECRET from da taxpayers of Manalapan and da state of NJ? Why is this deal so SECRET? IF DA DEAL IS USING TAXPAYER-FUNDED PUBLIC DOLLARS - HOW CAN IT BE A SECRET? What does da developer in this case have to hide? Did they only charge Baron Andy Boy $1 dollar? WE DON'T KNOW -- BECAUSE IT'S A SECRET! How can any land deal, especially one so CONTROVERSIAL and INVOLVING A SITTING MAYOR AT TAXPAYER EXPENSE be such a well-kept SECRET?


Neither of those portrayals undoes the appearance of special treatment. Lucas and his family own the land. They can prevent it from being developed simply by holding onto it. That way, the money spent to preserve that property could be used to acquire another parcel or be banked until a property in greater jeopardy of being developed became eligible for the program.

Another major point - now that Baron Andy Boy owns the CONTROVERSIAL 95 ACRES - they don't have to do anything with it. They could just farm it and leave it alone - but instead of just keeping it in their family, they're in effect selling it back to da state for farmland preservation and pocketing what could be over $1 million taxpayer-funded dollars + tax breaks! Now, to be fair, da GOP'ers are trying desperately trying to paint Baron Andy Boy as a "White Knight" trying to save land from greedy developers. Da Question here is --- who exactly is being GREEDY? And, they forget to tell you he made da deal WITH A DEVELOPER!

Lucas has refused to say how much he and his family paid for the Burke farm. County land records do not show a sale price for the property. Lucas said the seller insists that those figures remain confidential.

Hear that? Sounds like da sound of silence. DA SILENCE IS DEAFENING HERE!!!!! Is Baron Andy Boy trying to say here that da DEVELOPER has some secrets they are trying to keep under wraps? What book are we reading here -- Donald Trump's "Da Art of da Deal" or Baron Andy Boy's "Da Art of Da Steal????" One might think that taxpayers do not want to feel that their hard-earned money is being scammed from them. If he has nothing to hide - and that goes doubly for da developer, then simply tell da taxpayers who Baron Andy Boy wants $$$$$$$ from through Farmland Preservation to simply admit with evidense exactly what he and his family paid for it. Like Desi said, Baron Andy Boy has some "Splaining to do."

Although Lucas didn't vote on decisions on his own property, he led Township Committee discussions on other properties that could have competed for the same pot of money in the township's Open Space and Farmland Preservation Trust Fund — properties the township passed on. Officials have to squint real hard not to see an ethical red flag.

Squint? Apparently there is an ample supply of BLINERS in Manalapan Town Hall. Here's da deal here -- Either all of da members of da Manalapan Township Committee and da lawyer representing da people knew about this - approved it, and did nothing --- or they were possibly misled somehow into allowing this. Either way, unless this is temporarily stopped and investigated we da taxpayers will never know for certain, "Da Soybean King" Baron Andy Boy will become da richest Mayor in all da kingdom - and quite possibly he was aided and abetted in his venture by da Manalapan Township Committee. Because of all da SECRETS, we cannot know for absolute certainty.

Lucas should pull back the application until he is out of office. If he won't, the township should ask him to reapply when his career in township politics has ended.

Da bad news for Baron Andy Boy is da voters could decide his political fate in 30 days. Da worse for Baron Andy Boy is possibly da US Attorney could also decide his fate.

DaTruth is, any good lawyer will tell you that if it looks like a fish, swims like a fish and acts like a fish and smells like a fish, an argument can be made that something's fishy. No matter what Baron Andy Boy's handlers try to say about this, daTruth is - and all politics aside here - Baron Andy Boy is a sitting mayor of a town who is inches away from a seven-figure taxpayer-funded payday on an extremely questionable land grab, land bought from of all things a DEVELOPER who according to da newspaper REFESES TO ADMIT HOW MUCH BARON ANDY BOY PAID FOR DA $1.3 MILLION DOLLAR 95 ACRE PROPERTY - except what was admitted which was $42,000 in back taxes, there's no deed of sale on file with da county like all of us other peasants have to do when we buy and sell land, passed by a Township Committee that MAY OR MAY NOT HAVE KNOWN THEIR OWN MAYOR'S DIRECT TIES TO DA DEAL, and now by design includes da SILENCE AND apparently da support of Baron Andy Boy's former police officer and darling of da Yorktowne Club running mate! Da deal has absolutely NO TRANSPARANCY - something that Mayor Andy Boy campaigned for in da past, and has way too many ethical questions that cannot be ignored.

Unless this deal is is either (A) INVESTIGATED, (B) PUT ON HOLD or (C) CANCELLED outright, we will never know for absolute certainty what was done and who did what.

What we are certain of this -- this is not "politically motivated" as some might lead you to think. If that was da case, then why would a GOP'er-leaning newspaper like da Asbury Park Press, which supports Christie and other GOP'ers turn its back so harshly on Baron Andy Boy?

To be fair, it should be noted that it is not illegal as any lawyer who handles real estate law or municipal law will tell you. However, there is a big difference between illegal and ethical -- and ethically this looks bad, smells bad and tastes bad and has no place in politics. By not disclosing da actual price and hiding da information from taxpayers who will be ultimately paying for it with farmland preservation, it means to us that someone or some entity in this case cannot be trusted. It's time to either come clean, or resign from office and this election for da good of da Republican Party and da people of Manalapan, because you can't have it both ways -- and better yet -- demand yourself da US Attorney step in and investigate this deal and da Manalapan Township Committee's role in it if you have nothing to hide.

And that's daTruth.

Friday, October 8, 2010

BREAKING NEWS: Could Manalapan’s Mayor Andy Boy "Land" in Big Trouble????

You have to remember that it was daTruthSquad that first said when da GOP’ers took da unwritten alliance they had between Andy Boy and da Queen and smacked da Queen over her head with it, it would only be a matter of time before da Queen would go to a friendly former Mayor and borrow a shovel to dig up skeletons Andy Boy had hanging in his closet.

Welcome to “Payback – Cadre Style!”

In a potential case that could have more twists and turns and could potentially make Manalapan da poster-child for corruption in Monmouth County politics, da Asbury Park Press is looking into a land deal gone bizarre between a developer and Mayor Andy Boy. However, thanks to a blast of robo-calls alerting Manalapan residents to this deal, all of a sudden Andy Boy’s next election campaign may be in da Stockade Hilton.

Da “Land Deal Gone Bizarre” centers around a piece of land that Lord Andy Boy owns and wants to get into Farmland Preservation. Now, on da surface, that doesn’t sound like anything bad.

However, as daTruthSquad investigates this further, between da allegations and da excuses, da only thing daTruthSquad can say with absolute certainty is that there are are very good attorneys who have offices in Freehold, and he may need one of them.


We’d be glad to tell you, but Andy Boy has refused thus far to tell people how much da land cost, except to say he paid da $42,000 in back taxes owed on da land - and we know that because da newspaper tells us!
According to da Asbury Park Press: “County land records do not show a sale price for the property” – despite da fact da land was purchased by Andy Boy “and his parents” back in MARCH!

Question – why hasn’t a land deal been placed into da public record EIGHT MONTHS after da alleged sale was made?

Oh, did daTruthSquad tell you da land in question has been assessed at ONE POINT THREE MILLION DOLLARS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


When pressed by da newspaper, Manalapan Mayor Andy Boy blamed not one but two people! First, he blamed himself, saying he “always intended to disclose that he owned the property.” Then, he decided to blame da Queen for something he’s hip-deep involved in.

Let’s look at these excuses.

EXCUSE #1 – Andy Boy said he would have told us. When? After he is reelected? Why wait? Why hide this land deal gone bizarre? Why is there no record of da land cost? Did he ask da advice of fellow “Birds of a Feather” Lyin’ Ryan for a list of excuses he didn’t use, since he neither blamed himself nor da Queen for his “Disclosure-Gate” fiasco.

EXCUSE #2 – Apparently when in doubt, blame Michelle Roth. Da GOP’er blames da Democrat, saying “I think it is very unfortunate that Mrs. Roth and her partisan operatives would choose to cast aspersions when my family and I are actively fighting overdevelopment.” That’s a great excuse, however it does not explain how much $$$$$$$$$$$ he can potentially make on this land deal, even if it does go into farmland preservation.

Since it is becoming evident da Manalapan GOP’ers are running low on excuses, here’s a few they can use, courtesy of our TruthTellers:

1. “I didn’t release any information because I thought I gave the Township Clerk the information to review.” (forgot that was used by Lyin' Ryan)

2. “Da Queen is casting aspirations when my family and I are actively fighting overdevelopment.” (actually used this, but forgot he voted to build a “Mega-COAH-Low-Income” controversial housing project)

3. “Da dog catcher took my deed to da land.”
(forgot he was on da township committee that fired da town’s animal control guy)

4. This was da obvious fault of da Mosked Man, and we’ll file a lawsuit against him.” (We all know where dealing in court with da Mosked man gets mayors (Lucas) and former mayors (da Queen and King Shapiro)

5. “I’ll write an editorial to da Snoozer and put it in an email to have someone else send in to da Snoozer and have them explain my position.” (forgot that he was involved in “Email-Gate in 2005)

6. “It depends on what your definition of ‘is’ is.” (forgot that didn’t work too well for Bill Clinton)

7. “This is not my doing. This is da fault of da Great Satan.”
(unsure if he’s claiming this is a member of da Cadre, but using excuses from Mahmoud Ahmedinijad to justify what you did is never a good idea)

8. “This was da obvious fault of da Mosked Man, and we’ll file a lawsuit against him.” (forgot he already blamed da Mosked Man for this – obsess much?)

9. “I’m sure Manalapan Democratic candidates Beevis and Butthead are behind this.” (he forgot that they forgot that they are actually candidates in an election)

10. “This is not my fault. I called John Lynch and Sharpe James for advice.”
(never call for advice people who could potentially become your roommates)

DaTruth is, while da excuses are funny, this is a very serious situation. Whether Andy Boy voted or didn’t vote on this while on da township committee isn’t da point. What is da point is – here you have a sitting mayor who gets a HUGE TAX BREAK for owning a farm that grows soybeans and claims to be buying land for farmland preservation – but he cannot explain why there’s no actual sale price on da books in da county, and da fact he can expect to make a windfall of $$$$$$$$ on da sale of da land to farmland preservation!

Even da attorney for da state League of Municipalities is saying in not so many words that if this smells like corruption and looks like corruption that there may be some smoke and fire here! Matthew Weng says in da newspaper story that “he would advice an official to wait until they are out of office to enter into a for-profit deal with their town.”

Da situation here is da members of da Manalapan Township Committee, including members of his own party, had two other properties to choose from that could have been preserved as open space, but they instead voted for this one – and allegedly these votes came “after conversations in which Lucas was involved.”

DaTruth is, in this case there can be no option. Mayor Andy Boy may be left with two options. First, for da best of da Manalapan Republican Party he should resign immediately. If he is reelected (it’s not like anyone’s running against him), then da Manalapan GOP’er Grand Poobah can place someone in his seat next year. At da very worst, at da next meeting, da Manalapan Township Committee should order their township attorney to contact da Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office to open an investigation into this “land deal gone bizarre.”

While it is important to note that as of da writing of this blog da Manalapan mayor has not been accused and/or charged of any crime, it is clear that he can make a profit on this questionable land deal, there is an obvious issue of disclosure that needs to be addressed, and da timing of this could not be any worse. If da mayor were a true GOP’er, than he himself would order da investigation to clear his name if he isn’t guilty of a crime.

However, as da Queen made very clear in da newspaper story, “He manipulated da process and violated da public trust by not disclosing this at our meeting in order to line his own pockets.”

If da Queen is correct here, then both Mayor Andy Boy and Manalapan itself could potentially be in trouble. And, if da Queen's version of events are found to be accurate, this could put an end to Andy Boy's career politician political career.

And that’s daTruth.