Saturday, March 12, 2011

"Freeloader" Andy Boy Lucas? Can They Do Better?

It's starting to seem like Manalapan Mayor Andy Boy runs for some political office almost every year. In 2004, 2007 and 2010 it was da Manalapan Township Committee. He's already run for Monmouth County Freeloader once - and lost in a historic vote that gave Democrats their first seat on da Freeloader board in memory. He's been Mayor 3 times, including twice in da last two years. And, this is all since 2004 when da late-Joltin Joe Locricchio carried him over da finish line for da Manalapan Township Committee.

Now, Andy Boy's running for office again - this time another try for Freeloader. He's one of four guys who have thrown their hats into da Freeloader pile. Does he have a chance? Can da GOP'ers do better?

If you look at da current candidate landscape - and how Manalapan has changed in his six years of so-called "leadership," than you have some serious questions to answer. So, let's ask a few.....


You have Gary Rich, and we hope he is because he's probably going to have a tough time, but he's a Spring Lake Borough Council guy so he needs more votes and support. You have Bob Walsh from Howell, who we hear has some good support but still needs more. You have da apparent frontrunner, Wall TC guy and former Mayor George Newberry. One reason he's da fontrunner to us - da town attorney for Wall is a guy named Oxley, who shares da very same name as da guy who heads da Monmouth GOP'ers and it appears early he has both da edge, da support, and having da Ox on your town payroll doesn't hurt. Then, you have Andy Boy, whose questions certainly outweigh his accomplishments, whatever they may be.


On his Monmouth County Republican candidates page, Andy Boy has this - "During his
tenure he worked hard to restore Republican control to the Township Committee through cutting wasteful spending and restoring fiscal responsibility
." Maybe he forgot that during his time on da Manalapan Township Committee and both times when he helped craft da budget, he helped put together two of da largest back-to-back municipal tax increases in town history - once when he was mayor!


While on da Manalapan Township Committee, he voted to start da lawsuit that may have permanently scarred Manalapan, da Township of Manalapan vs Da Mosked Man, which lasted 25 months and in da end da Manalapan Legal Dream Team had to withdraw for -- having not even a bloody stump to stand on - and a case he's on da record as saying cost "over $100,000!" He voted in favor of morphing da lawsuit to go after daTruthsquad, which then made that case a precedent-setting First Amendment case. He sat by and said nothing during da whole Lord / God / King / Vicar / Commandante Wasser affair. He didn't come out against either discrimination case against revered and former Manalapan Police Chief Stu Brown, and one of those cases still is being billed by lawyers!


In da year that Andy Boy ran for office in 2004 and before he took office, that very year Money Magazine in 2004 ranked Manalapan #2 - not in da county - not in da state - but DA #2 MOST DESIRABLE PLACE TO LIVE ON DA ENTIRE EAST COAST OF DA UNITED STATES! Then, Andy Boy takes office. Since then, Manalapan has never been anywhere near da top of da Money Magazine list, if its even on there at all (good luck finding it). And, how low can Manalapan go??? In 2010, when Andy Boy was Mayor of Manalapan, New Jersey Monthly Magazine ranked Manalapan 311 among 556 state municipalities! Making matters worse, they based their rankings on "population growth, home values, property taxes, land development, employment, crime rate, school performance, and proximity to services." From 2005 to 2010 - Andy Boy was Mayor twice! Freehold, Howell, Wall, Marlboro all beat Manalapan. Teterboro has 1 airport and only 17 people living in da entire town and they beat Manalapan -- and Lacey Township came in ahead of Manalapan - and da Forked River section of Lacey has a nuclear power plant in it!

DaTruth is, his record of RAISING TAXES far outweighs his flat taxes in town. Da fact with his TAX RAISING record it will be hard to get Tea Party support. His LAWSUIT RECORD in Manalapan is also a question, as is anything that da Queen may have in her purse from their days of being in da mutual admiration society. Andy Boy also led a vote to CENSURE a beloved Republican in Manalapan regarding one of those highly controversial LAWSUIT CASES. It almost seems like Andy Boy's carrying more baggage than a cruise liner. Add to that "E-Mail-Gate" in 2005, turning his back on two running mates (Joltin Joe & Susan Cohen), and even voting to place da current Malapaan GOP Chairman as a chairman of da sewer authority in a patronage job - You have to think he's da dream candidate for da GOP'ers - if you're da Monmouth Democrats!

Now, to be fair, Andy Boy has da right in this great nation we live in to have Freedom of Speech (although he once was a part of a lawsuit voting in favor that tried to take that away from someone or some people) and he has da right to run for any political office he desires, even if its 5 times in 7 years. Nobody should take that away from him. However, you have to be concerned about da baggage he brings into this race, not just da primary by da general election. You have to ask da question - is he da best candidate for da GOP? Does he have da kind of record you want your GOP candidate to have? Can he beat a fiscally conservative Democrat? Can he beat any Democrat?

DaTruth is, we believe da GOP'ers can do better. A guy like George Newberry is a uniter, not a divider and has legit backing and key county support, and it appears a good team already in place. A guy like Gary Rich is well-liked and has a solid Republican record. A guy like Bob Walsh has solid backing. Is Andy Boy really da best da Monmouth GOP has to offer - with an historic county Freeloader loss already under his belt?

These are all interesting questions. As Americans, you can answer them based upon da facts, and we'll see where this primary election for Freeloader takes us. You would have to think there are some GOP'ers who will back him - but there are also some Democrats who would be doing handstands and jumping for joy if he is da GOP'er in da race heading to November.

And that's daTruth.


Anonymous said...

We need this guy! Board member Joseph DePasquale was the sole member present to vote against the budget's introduction. DePasquale said he voted against it because much of the increase would support staff expenses such as salaries, pension and health benefits, not students.

"We made cuts last year and the district has survived with really no major impact on the classrooms," DePasquale said, adding a small number of district class sizes had increased. "I'd rather see the money go back to the taxpayer as a decrease. Most of it's for employees and I'm sorry but I can't do that."

Anonymous said...

Squad, you need to back off of Lucas on this. As a Democrat I would be more than overjoyed if Lucas wins the primary and is the Republican candidate. In fact, many Democrats want Lucas to win the primary. With his background and baggage there's no way he's going to win in the general election.

Andrew Lucas for Monmouth Freeholder. He's the Democrat's best hope of winning!

Anonymous said...

I have no problem if Lucas becomes a freeholder. This way he's out of Manalapan politics. Let the county have him.

And you're right. Freeloader is aptly put.

Anonymous said...

You are aware that Robert Walsh has never won an election, or run in an election as a Republican. His two Council victories, and election as Mayor were as an Independent.

Anonymous said...

Andrew Lucas is a corrupt individual with no moral character. Many in Manalapan are stupid to elect him and everyone who ever supported him is a jerk, including me the first time around. My redemption is that I recognized my sins and asked God to forgive me. Andrew will still have to stand before God someday and will be judged for his corruption and his evil spirit.

Anonymous said...

As an outsider looking in from Linden, sometimes you can't tell who the Democrats and Republicans are. Both seem equally corrupt.

Anonymous said...

I found your case and information on the EFF website. Great story about what you went through to keep your blog and Freedom of Speech. Don't know if you're a lawyer or not, but you're a great blogger. I was also reading about a case in Illinois that referenced your case as a legal precedent. You should be proud you have helped fellow bloggers.

Anonymous said...

Can anyone tell me how Peter's baby is doing?

Anonymous said...

Looks like Manalapan is going to be the Marijuana Capital of Monmouth County. One of 6 places authorized to grow and sell medical pot! Cheech & Chong for Township Committee this November !