Monday, September 27, 2010

A September BaconHead With A Side Order of "Bean"

As you may have seen in da comments section of this blog, there was a note from fine American Art Gallagher regarding an attack on his blog, MoreMonmouthMusings.

Now, in our great nation we great Americans have da right to do some pretty unbelievable things. One of those things is da freedom to be able to think for ourselves. Another is to actually stand by and even show support for a political party or a candidate for political office. No laws broken here - just facts from our founding fathers.

Senor Gallagher has that right. However, since he is not a "newspaper man," then there may be a small fringe out there that for some strange and potentially possibly personal reasons who don't believe he has that right - and maybe for a reason you might not think.

Recently, Mr. Gallagher and his fine and upstanding blog came under attack by former Snoozer editor, or as some call it, coupon weekly's Greg "Bozo" Bean. As MoreMonmouthMusings wrote on his blog, "The threats are real, only if you believe the convoluted logic of former Greater Media editor Greg Bean who awakened out of his semi-retirement to write a scathing column about me, this blog, our anonymous contributor Abram N. Spangel, and GOP 12th district congressional candidate Scott Sipprelle. I don’t know what it is with those Greater Media has beens, but Greg Bean and Kathy Baratta sure are obsessed with this blog."

Adding to this, "Has-Bean" made contact with MMM, and according to MMM said, "I am truly disgusted by it, and by you. Until today, I had some respect for your views, but that’s completely out the window. This is lower than daTruth Squad’s nutty (expletive), and that’s saying something."

Honestly, da rantings and ravings of "Has-Bean" are about as important to daTruthSquad as whether our favorite ice cream place on Business Route 33 has 31 or 32 flavors - but he does have da same rights as all of us to speak what he believes, thanks to da very First Amendment Manalapan lawyers tried to destroy. We believe it's something deeper. Now, if daTruthSquad can theorize, maybe there's a very good reason that they don't like MoreMonmouthMusings, or this blog either.

Here's daTruthSquad's theory:

Before ad advent of things like personal computers, smartphones, and basically any technology and da blogisphere after 2002, we only had newspapers to tell us things. We took their word to be true, because there was no real way to prove otherwise, and they cornered da market on local information. Then as these "newspapermen" watched in horror, along came blogging.

All of a sudden, proud newspaper folks now had something they never had before -- direct and almost instant competition. We didn't have to wait one week like a weekly coupon clipper does. We were instantaneous. All of a sudden, bloggers were breaking da news of da day faster than da newspapers could keep up. Was it "Has-Bean" or a blogger named Drudge who broke da Monica Lewinsky story? Was it "Has-Bean" or daTruthSquad who broke da whole "Because I Hate Italians" affair? Was it "Has-Bean" or daTruthSquad who showed everyone exactly what da whole "Da Township of Manalapan vs Da Mosked Man" lawsuit was all about? And, in some cases, proving that in some cases some newspapers may have had agendas.

Now, to be fair, someone like former Snoozer editor "Has-Bean" has da absolute right to say this blog is "Bull-@#$%", because much like we can nickname him "Has-Bean" we believe in da First Amendment. Everybody, including "Has-Bean" has da right to their opinions and beliefs, and we will not take away "Has-Bean's right to his opinions. That would be against what our Founding Fathers stood for when a number of them were anonymous bloggers of their day. "Has-Bean" has said many unusual things about this blog, as claiming once that what is written here "pulls da wings off flies" and that somehow we are a "dry gulcher." We could question what that meant, however those comments are so outwardly bizarre and we don't even have da first clue as to what he meant, so why bother.

What we do know is that this blog is actually indebted to "Has-Bean," since it was in one of his somewhat bizarre rants and off-on-a-tangent hysterics about this blog that we give him credit for inventing da word "BaconHead," a word that cannot even be found in da Webster's dictionary. Much like MoreMonmouthMusings, we also know that BaconHead winners "Has-Bean" and his former cohort Kathy Barratta for some strange and unknown reason seems to have a slight bit of disdain for this blog, and apparently they don't care much for MoreMonmouthMusings too.

And, to be fair, they have da right our Founding Fathers gave us to not like this blog or any other. However, from a purely psychological standpoint, one might think that they may think they are bigger and better than bloggers, because they use actual paper and maybe even typewriters to write what they wrote, and we bloggers use cyberspace?

Then, of course, there's da anonymity factor. As we learned in 2007 when da Manalapan Township Committee and their Manalapan Legal Dream Team attempted to sue this blog for what it was writing, a move that garnered worldwide scorn and outrage and even set a lstate and national legal precedent -- all while costing Manalapan taxpayers $$$$$$$, anonymity was not only upheld, those who tried to take it away were held to ridicule. And, lets not forget one of those, along with da Manalapan Legal Dream Team who wanted to remove da First Amendment-protected anonymity was "Has-Bean."

Sometimes, some people forget there were great patriots who blogged and wrote anonymously. People like Supreme Court Justice John Jay, founding fathers like Alexander Hamilton and Ben Franklin, folks that maybe "Has-Bean" might consider da "dry gulchers" of their day, and even a fine upstanding Monmouth County guy like Art Gallagher who rests on his shoulders da responsibility to tell daTruth and tell things like it is. All of their sacrifices and hard work and dedication to daTruth is what keeps daTruthSquad going - and we could not be here without them.

DaTruth is, despite what some who wear those funny paper newspaper hats might think, blogging is now not just on-par with newspapers, in some cases we in da blogisphere have pushed beyond paper pushers and maybe even dare we say have pushed beyond weekly coupon shoppers like da Snoozer. While we don't know da exact number of MoreMonmouthMusings readers, we know that number is quite large - and we also know statistically that daTruthSquad does pretty well too -- and our blogs don't litter driveways, get caught in da blades of lawnmowers or get shredded by snowblowers or just turn to mush on wet lawns.

This, of course, brings us to da September BaconHead Award.

Like we said before, anybody can be a blogger and blogs are everywhere. In fact, during a recent meeting in Manalapan of GOP'er candidates last week at da Monmouth County Library, at least three bloggers were in attendance. Two of them have blogs, or claim they do on their campaign website - Andy Boy & Jordan "Stu." Da other, of course, was daTruthSquad who was also in da County Library in a quiet and unassuming way milling about room and striking up a chat with some people in attendance, and we must admit there were a lot of people there.

Da BaconHead Award was created, ironically, to highlight da blunders or bizarre behavior or actions or statements of people who stick their foot deep into da hole of "duh." Many great Americans have won this award, from "Has-Bean" to da Queen to even former Governor Con-Zine, and it doesn't take someone with or without a brainpan to know why.

In this particular case, as MoreMonmouthMusings so eloquently pointed out, "That's why Greg Bean is not fair and biased. He's just biased, but tries to create da illusion that he's not. He's unfair and biased, like so many others in da media." Our friend and fellow blogger Art Gallagher has that right to make that statement. Honest Art also said, "I don't know if Bean really champions infanticide." If he does or not we don't care. That's up to him, which brings us up to this important point.

In this great nation of ours, we have da right to think and believe many things. We can believe in infanticide if we so desire, or -gasp - even decide to trust da blogisphere over coupon clipping weekly so-called newspapers. And, while we can't scream "fire" in a crowded theater, we can blog. DaTruthSquad has always had this underlying suspicion that folks like "Has-Bean" don't like bloggers because we do something that he does - write an "editorial" of da events of life. Are we stepping on "Has-Bean's" toes? Who is to say. However, you have to admit it makes a great theory.

DaTruth is, if Has-Bean wants to have only one source of information that people must and should read, then it's a sad assessment but he may be living in da wrong country. Here in da great US of A, we have this little thing that da Founding Fathers thought of called da First Amendment, freedom of choice, liberty, and yes - hard to believe - but we even have da right to read and dare we say - even write blogs! If Kommissar Has-Bean wants people to read his and only his scribings, then maybe he should consider a change of address, such as buying a new home on Barratta Alley" at Ahmadinejad-acres" in Tehran, or considering a job with da government press in North Korea. There he can guarantee he will have no other opinions getting in da way of his. In this nation, we have da right to disagree with opinions, and yes even blog about them, without da fear of being locked away eating half-cooked rice with da occasional luke-warm pumpkin soup in a North Korean labor camp.

So, for thinking that anonymous bloggers such as Abram N. Spanel, daTruthSquad and alike aren't deserving to share da same oxygen as a "paper boy," and maybe for even thinking that what eventually winds up in his bathroom's U-bend isn't all that odiferous, while we don't have any brain pans available, we do have a supply of BaconHead Awards --- and Greggo "Has-Bean" Bean, you sir are da proud recipient of da September award --- and we suspect there's probably more than enough room on your award wall to hang one of these.

And that's daTruth.


Anonymous said...

Did anyone see this on the site? I figured that the same people who get posts deleted don't have any pull here. Shameful that the town is now balancing their budget on the backs of 3rd graders. Thanks to the anonymous db7753 for this:

4995. This is on the Manalapan Basball and Softball Site
by db7753, 09/26/10 8:24 PM
With the taxes that we pay towards both the school districts and the municipal government, is this ridciulous that each family that wants to play softball or baseball has to pay an additional $5 for field usage. I know the MBSA has made significant improvements to the Rec fields as well as all school fields in the township. It may not sound like much but could this be just the beginning.

Honestly, when is this going to end.

Anonymous said...

Maybe you have to change the name of your award to the "brain pan"? Although baconhead sounds much funnier.

The Manalapan Mole said...

Anonymity is nothing new. Didn't Andrew Lucas once either write or try to pass along a letter to the editor of the Transcript and get someone else to sign their name to it? I seem to recall that in 2005 or 2006? Does anyone else remember this?

The Manalapan Mole has spoken.

Anonymous said...

talk about straw men! where exactly do you see that greg bean wants to abridge anyone's right to free speech? you guys must have a special deal with pepso buismol, because the faux cleverness with which you paint your false images has got to make people nauseous.

Anonymous said...

sounds like another "intellectual" retort from the wicked witch of the west herself. No one else writes in such an incoherent, rage-filled manner saying nothing that anyone wants to read (hence her no longer being gainfully employed). I'm just wondering, does she have any friends still gainfully employed?

Anonymous said...

the short memory span of "datruthsquad":

"Although this blog and the Snoozer editor don't always see eye to eye, this blog sends its most heartfelt wishes to Bean & his family at this most difficult time. While Sgt. Coleman Bean will not be listed among the casualties of the Iraq War, since he was not deployed at the time of his death, he is and should be considered an American hero for his steadfast honor and commitment to protecting this nation, and to this blog, Sgt. Coleman Bean is indeed a casualty of war. DaTruthSquad honors his memory, and sends condolences to the Bean family."

Anonymous said...

Its always interesting how some people want to deny others their First Amendment rights because they feel they need to be the only one heard. Lets face facts. If you work at some local weekly coupon clipper in order to satisfy your ego, should we expect anything less?

Anonymous said...

I found your blog through MMM. While I don't understand the "da" thing, As a firm believer in the First Amendment I think your blog is fantastic, even though I don't live in Manalapan. More towns need something like this. Count me as a new reader.

Anonymous said...

When will the Yorktowne Club allow black members?

Anonymous said...

Next November, we're going to remember the filth that Michelle Roth has surrounded herself with, like Larry Roth, Fred Stone and Kathy Baratta, who are incapable of posting without making false accusations about other people supposedly posting and attacking those people with childish foul mouthed language. These people, including the fired coupon clipper "reporter" and the morally challenged SEC violator never understood that they aren't demeaning the respected attorney who isn't even paying attention to them, they demean only themselves. Of course, that would take intelligence to figure out, and no one has ever seen any evidence that any of them have any.

Anonymous said...

More Monmouth Musings is one of the most respected blogsites in the state. The big difference between the two is that while MMM allows all different points of view, it doesn't allow a handful of lowlifes like the out of work Larry Roth, fired Kathy Baratta and SEC vagabond Fred Stone to diminish the site by posting vile filth and false accusations. It's simply a matter of maintaining standards. DaTruthSquad used to be a well respected site as well until they allowed those three to take over the comments section to nearly destroy this site. No one cares what these discredited losers have to say. They're not just disgusting, they're boring and irrelevant. And they -- as is probably their intent -- keep this site from being more respected.

Anonymous said...

Greg Bean is nothing more than the male version of Kathy Baratta. If either of them were any kind of real journalist, then they would have written for the New York Times, Time Magazine, or some other publication whose reputation holds a modicum of merit. Instead, they write glorified gossip columns that serve as the mouthpieces for political operatives who find themselves desperately holding onto the few threads of power that they still have, all while besmirching the reputations of honest citizens who dare ask for accountability from their electorate.

Anonymous said...

I am both a regular reader of this blog and More Monmouth Musings. I find both of these blogs extremely informative, although since I'm not a resident of Manalapan I must admit I somethimes get a little lost in the soap opera your town government is.

I don't read the News Transcript anymore. i found it to be very biased and one sided. At least Musings informs me, and this blog is hilarious. Bloggers, keep up the good work.

Anonymous said...

In no way is this in support of the insane writings of people like Stone, Baratta and others, but I do not believe they should not be allowed to post their insanity here or anywhere. If you do that, then you violate everything you fought for when Roth and her cronies tried to take away your First Amendment rights. Of course, please don't allow their really stupid postings to be allowed here. Let them post those on KB's website that has the same 4 people posting on it, which shows just how ugly that hate website is IMHO.

Anonymous said...

You know what happens when you have too many beans? That's right.

Anonymous said...

"Greg Bean is nothing more than the male version of Kathy Baratta."

The only thing worse is if it were the other way around.

Anonymous said...

"they aren't demeaning the respected attorney who isn't even paying attention to them"

It's pretty obvious to all of us here at OST that the "respected attorney" is the guy who is writing these comments and who invented the Billy Levinson story and a lot of other stuff. Now his henchmen are trying to besmirch a bunch of decent people in the Yorktowne Club who actually work hard to do good for the town.

Anonymous said...

larry roth has been with his client for the past two weeks in denver, boston (where he took in a red sox game at fenway)ny,toronto and vancouver...but I will pass along your message that he is unemployed. he will get a kick out of that.

For first time in more than a decade, Holt feels a bit of heat, and panic ensues said...

"Won't you help me prevent this blatant distortion of my record by contributing $50, $150, or $1,500 to my campaign today?

The final quarterly fundraising deadline of this year's campaign is TONIGHT (Thursday) at 11:59 P.M. The media, the pundits, and my opponent will use the amount of money we report after tomorrow's deadline as a measure of our chances for success on Election Day. Moreover, it is one of the last times to effectively expand our advertising buys as we move into the final four weeks of the campaign."

Member of Congress

P.S. Remember, the third quarter fundraising deadline is tonight - Thursday, September 30 - at 11:59 P.M. Your contribution before this deadline will allow me to continue speaking out for what we believe in between now and Election Day."

Anonymous said...

"It's pretty obvious to all of us here at OST"

What's obvious is that Larry and Fred have a screw loose and delusions of grandeur thinking there is anyone at OST or anywhere else who shares their obsessive paranoia. No intelligent, SANE person would buy into the crap they're peddling or even think that the attorney has posted a single one of the things the haters of Miracle's Law (I wonder why?) accuse him of.

"larry roth has been with his client for the past two weeks in denver, boston (where he took in a red sox game at fenway)ny,toronto and vancouver...but I will pass along your message that he is unemployed. he will get a kick out of that"

LOL. That's a good one. At least if he really is in all of those cities with a single client (yeh, that's believable), he's gotten out of his basement, where he's trying to rebuild his fallen company after being forced to give up his office. Deny THAT one, Larry.

Anonymous said...

I live in East Stroudsburg, PA, but I've been reading your blog for years, because it captures the true spirit of American freedom. I really think your blog is great.

Meanwhile, next door a piece of history is free again said...

Convicted tax evader Morton Salkind, developer of the Fox Hills condominium complex in Rockaway Township, was released from federal custody today after serving more than nine months in prison.

Salkind, 78, a former mayor of Marlboro who won a single term in the state Assembly in the 1970s, pleaded guilty in May 2008 to one of New Jersey's largest-ever tax frauds stemming from his role as vice president, secretary and treasurer of Fox Development Inc.

A spokesman for the U.S. Bureau of Prisons said this afternoon that Salkind was freed earlier today from a Brooklyn, N.Y.,halfway house.

Salkind, who admitted claiming $5.7 million in non-existent expenses and inflating legitimate expenses by $136,000, agreed in his guilty plea to pay a $17.5 million civil penalty to the IRS in addition to going to prison - though it is not publicly known just how much he has paid.

Salkind's guilty plea, which occurred during the final months of Gov. Chris Christie's time as U.S. Attorney, became an issue during Christie's successful 2009 campaign against former Gov. Jon S. Corzine. Former Rockaway Township Councilman Sam Yarosh filed a lawsuit alleging Salkind was allowed to plead guilty to a smaller fraud because his attorneys were friends with Christie.

Anonymous said...

Olde Silver may have reopened, but the review still stink:

by lost customer

The food in this restaurant has consistently gone downhill. It has now reached the very bottom. The veal dish I had was tasteless and had no flavor whatsoever. Management seems resigned to accept this situation and does nothing when a problem is reported. When I mentioned to the waitress that the food was bland she seemed like she did not care because she has heard that problem several times a day. Her only comment was "well, thats the way we serve it here".
From now on they can serve it to someone else because I won't be going back.

by Carm
The food was tasteless. Specials use to be excellent not anymore .Service was never great,but worse now ,staff is unprofessional. I had to wait 15min to be acknowledged. I asked the waitress if I could speak with the manager. The manager never came to speak with us. Is anyone in charge here? The food was bad,service bad. Why would I ever come back? I have no intentions of returning to this DUMP.

User Rating: 1 out of 5 stars
by Jennifer

What the heck happened????? I went on wednesday night can I say YUCK!!!! The food was good here for about a year. I went with friends and our food was horrible. My chicken tasted bad. It won't be long before this place is shut down by the board of health again.
Never again!

Anonymous said...

Squaddo, we know you had your say about the Democrats, but what about the Republicans running in Manalapan? We haven't heard a word about them yet.

Anonymous said...

Hoping Rush Holt gets the boot next month !

Anonymous said...

Moskman and Lucas together again. Lookout Roth! He knows where the bones are buried! Heck, he helped you bury them!

Anonymous said...

Joey D!!!!