Monday, February 28, 2011
Three Words - DUMB & DUMBER - And A BaconHead!
If we have learned anything over da years in Manalapan, we have learned that nothing - nothing is shocking anymore when it comes to the super-geniouses who run da Manalapan Township Committee. At da last Manalapan Township Committee meeting, what we saw with a certain "re-vote" to some is much ado about nothing. To others, it's a shocking display of brain cell "A" not getting a good cellphone reception with brain cell "B."
Da Manalapan Township Committee had to have two re-votes on issues they had already approved completely by party lines. Why - you might ask?
Well, in one, a current member of da Manalapan Township Committee had to now recuse himself because he voted in favor of someone who was a relative to be a PAID employee of a township program!
Can this get worse?
Da person who had to recuse himself is Manalapan's Deputy Mayor!
Can it get even worse?
Of course it can! Da Deputy Mayor in question is Ryan "Big Oops" Green. Now, to be fair, it is possible that da name in question was not familiar to him. It is possible this person is some third-cousin four-times removed. Maybe it is a long-lost uncle? It's not like it was his sister or something like that.
Well, there's a reason we gave "Lyin" Ryan da nickname "Big Oops." Da name he missed on da list of paid workers is that of a person named Amy, whose last name just happens to be Green - just like his! Any Green is listed as a "cluster director" for da summer recreation program - paid $22 per hour. She may be da cluster director, but for Big Oops, this was more like a "cluster %$#@."
Also to be fair, Big Oops said at da meeting that da mistake had two blames - he admitted it was his fault, but also admitted he was of all things - - a victim of da Queen's "gotcha" politics! Seems to us he doesn't need any help from da Queen to get "gotcha'd." Let's face facts - if he can't recognize his own last name on a list of names, do you really want this guy overseeing a multi-million dollar budget made up of YOUR TAX DOLLARS????
And still to be fair, while it takes a big man to admit he missed his own last name on a list of names, blaming da Queen for your "gotcha" like blaming your car for running out of gas.
Then, there's da other "Big Oops" moment, but this one didn't come from "Big Oops." In da other "recuse yourself" moment, one member of da Manalapan Township Committee decided to vote in favor of -- and get this lovers of da recession -- to give himself a massive tax break!
Only in Manalapan!
In this "recuse yourself" moment, this Manalapan Township Committeeman voted to reduce taxes on a farm listed on Iron Ore Road by $13,000 (thirteen thousand dollars!). Now, to be fair, one might think there's hundreds of farms on Iron Ore Road in Manalapan - maybe thousands? It's not like da Township Committeeman didn't realize it was his OWN block and lot number address on da list. It's not like he's also da same person who gained da nickname "Land Grab" for trying to get his newly bought land placed on Farmland preservation so he could get over $1 million in taxpayer money for it. And, it's not like he's DA MAYOR!
Yes, only in Manalapan.
Yes, he voted in favor of a resolution that would cancel all 2011 preliminary taxes for farmland as well as other selected properties with reduced assessments in the township. And double YES - HIS WAS ONE OF THEM!!!!
Now, to be fair, at least he didn't blame this on da Queen also. He took responsibility - but did so knowing that he had three fellow Republicans who were watching his back on this one, so unless "Big Oops Ryan" and his cohorts were fully immersed into a block of ice before da vote was taken, there was no way Land Grab Mayor Andy Boy would be denied his $13,000 tax break.
Da Queen called this during da meeting "As the saying goes, you can't put the toothpaste back in the tube." Well my TruthTellers, cavities and gingivitis is alive and well and lurking in da molars of Manalapan Town Hall.
DaTruth is, everybody makes mistakes. However, are we to believe two elected officials - one a sitting mayor and da other a sitting deputy mayor - had absolutely no clue as to what they were voting on? Did they not read the resolutions prior to voting on them? Did the Township Attorney not raise even a single "red flag?" If they truly didn't know what they were voting on, then why are they in these taxpayer-funded paid positions to begin with? How can you not even recognize da property YOU OWN on a list of property owners who - in this recession - will RECEIVE A MASSIVE TAX DECREASEWHILE ALL OTHER TOWNSHIP RESIDENTS MUST PAY HIGHER TAXES??? And how can you not even remember da name of your own SISTER -- whose last name MAKING MATTERS WORSE just happens to be da very same as yours???? It doesn't take da Queen to raise da red flags here -- you guys did a great job raising them yourselves!
So, let's get this straight in case we missed something --- In da middle of a recession, da Republicans in Manalapan led by da deputy mayor vote to hand a $22 per hour job to his own sister - claiming he didn't see his own sister's name on da list - even though her last name and his are EXACTLY da same ---- and da mayor, who stands to reap over $1 million dollars from da state for his own land he just paid for - and now he's VOTING TO GIVE HIMSELF A $13,000 TAX BREAK????
IS THIS REALLY WHAT REPUBLICANS STAND FOR????
If Chris Christie were still in da investigation business, he'd probably have to buy a house in Manalapan just to cut his commute down to investigate all of this.
DaTruth is, in less than two months of his new administration as mayor, you have a mayor giving himself a HUGE $13,000 tax break, and not even knowing his own deputy mayor voted for his own sister for a paid town job! And - to make this even more attractive to Grand Master Vic and his Monmouth Democrats, da very mayor voting to cut his own taxes before recusing himself is also running for Monmouth County Freeloader!!!!!!
You can't even come close to making this stuff up.
Due to all of this, daTruthSquad calls on Land Grab & Cut His Own Taxes Mayor Andy Boy to cancel his proposed campaign for Monmouth County Freeloader. This is an embarassment to da Republican Party, da town of Manalapan, and anyone who pays outrageously high property taxes in New Jersey! It's time you show us you can actually do da right thing.
With this in mind, we have to hand out a February BaconHead Award. If da vote were last week, odds are a certain Manalapan Democratic Municipal Chairman had a great chance of winning, but in Manalapan, BaconHeads can change in a Manalapan minute.
So, without further ado....... For voting his own sister to a paying job in town, then saying he didn't realize his "oversight" before he blamed someone else's "gotcha politics" for his not being able to recognize his own sister's name who just happens to share his OWN last name on a list of names, and being da town's deputy mayor which obviously sets a great example for both da residents and da young people, we have to hand this month's coveted BaconHead Award to none other than Manalapan Deputy Mayor Ryan "Big Oops" Green!
And that's daTruth!