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Parody- These are a few of my Favorite Things

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Ladies and Gentleman, The City of Hoboken Proudly Presents “Robert’s Fiscal Follies” , The Gayest, Baddest Musical in Town. (Note: by gay I mean happy even in the face of national humiliation and fiscal ruin)

As sung by Nathan Lane playing Mayor David Roberts to the tune of “These are a few of my favorite things”:

With bad fiscal planning and budget numbers bull-shitten,
With high rise developers it’s true I am smitten,
Municipal budget put together with smoke, mirrors and strings,
these are a few of my favorite things.

White wine spritzers and Amanda’s apple strudels,
Ribbon cutting ceremonies enjoyed by the oodles.
Maxwell geese that crap on Reformers flung from their wings.
these are a few of my favorite things.

With numerous Captains both fire and police,
Tax paying yuppies that I like to fleece,
Patronage Mill handouts and the City Council in hamstrings,
these are a few of my favorite things.

When the Council votes, when the public slings,
when I’m feeling sad,
I simply retreat to Mantoloking,
and then I don’t feel so bad.

Corzine won’t hurt me and that’s quite predictable,
With allies like Doria that some find quite despicable,
Young buff firemen parading about with hoses sprinkling,
these are a few of my favorite things.

With the budget mess revealed I am done with confiding,
Sybill’s cave being renovated and suitable for hiding,
Cops that won’t patrol, fattening up on doughnuts and wings,
these are a few of my favorite things.

With Public housing given out at my discretion,
And pointing the finger at the Council enabling deflection,
Spending City money renovating asbestos springs,
these are a few of my favorite things.

When the Council votes, when the public slings,
when I’m feeling sad,
I simply retreat to Mantoloking,
and then I don’t feel so bad.

Written by reformerusg

November 15, 2008 at 6:35 PM

Hoboken Dancer- Reprise

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Hoboken’s own “Chewy” dancing with a Yuppie challenger to MJ. Pretty funny stuff!

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November 3, 2008 at 12:36 AM

Guess Who Came to Cammarano’s Fundraiser?

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There was fundraiser for Peter Cammarano’s “bid” for Hoboken Mayor in 2009. It went from went from 6pm-8pm June 12th and was held at The Elysian Cafe, a former Dave Roberts haunt.

Who shows up at these functions can say a lot about what these candidates really stand for (if anything) and this information could be important to some people who may be on the fence about who to support for Mayor of Hoboken in 2009. The following people I was able to identify with 100% certainty:

Cammarano “A-list”

Peter Cammarano and his wife of course
Margaret O’Brien
Mo Degenaro
Maurice Fitzgibbons
Ryn Melberg
Richard “God help us” Tremetiedi.
Steve “The Happy Driver” Cappiello
Nino “Rubber Stamp” Giacchi.
Fred “No Go” Bado
Jimmy “The Book” Farina
Anthony “Stick it to the Perps” Romano
Ruben “Three Jobs” Ramos and his Mommy Dearest
Perry “Chins” Belfiore
Scott “Party Boy” Delea
and the star guest of the evening New Jersey’s very own Hugh Hefner like Frank “Dude Where’s my Viagra” Lautenberg

As you can tell by my Sopranos-like treatment of some these characters names indicates that I will not be voting for anyone on this ticket. My early read on the A-list of attendees is that a vote for Peter Cammarano is a lot like voting in Mayor Roberts for a third term given the players in attendence.

Looks like more of the same pro developer skullduggery and fiscal malfeasance is in store if this guy were to get elected.

Written by reformerusg

November 1, 2008 at 11:20 AM