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10 years ago @ Mile Square View - Sign of the Times: A m... · 1 reply · -1 points
Your Act is very amusing nontheless and I couldn't help but comment., You sign on here and rail on about the horrors of the opposition, yet when one of their "snakes", as you put it, find themselves in the mayor's office or council majority, you're very eager to work with them, particularly when there is something in it for you, like health insurance. Keep up the good work.
10 years ago @ Mile Square View - Sign of the Times: A m... · 5 replies · -3 points
10 years ago @ Mile Square View - Amidst the damage... · 0 replies · -2 points
10 years ago @ Mile Square View - Amidst the damage... · 1 reply · -3 points
10 years ago @ Mile Square View - Amidst the damage... · 6 replies · -4 points
The dark place I choose not to go to, and I realize it is a choice, is that most people give EXCLUSIVELY to promote themselves and could not give a wit for their fellow man. I choose not to look at the world that dimly, but as it happens, this might be the most accurate assessment.
10 years ago @ Mile Square View - Hoboken petition will ... · 2 replies · +2 points
My point still remains though. With no primary and no run off you make it basically impossible for anyone to ever emerge as the champion of the opposition or out party. Most folks on this site are supporters of the mayor so in a very narrow sense that would be a good thing. Incumbants already have an addvantage. I think this change would deal incumbants an almost unbeatable hand. I don't see how that leads to better gov't in the long run, whatever your assesment of the current administration is.
10 years ago @ Mile Square View - Hoboken petition will ... · 3 replies · -3 points
The fact is elections are not a very big expense in the grand scheme of things. 200 grand is approx. .2% of the annual municipal budget. When you consider that that money is used to allow the people to asert their soverignty it really is a pittance. I suspect all of the people that are gung-ho about this are the same people who will be crying bloody murder when someone sneaks into the mayor's office with 20%.
Consider the 2nd ward election a year ago. How many sour grapes have been spilled about the 3 candidate nature of the race? And that was WITH a runoff in play. I don't get it.
10 years ago @ Mile Square View - Hoboken petition will ... · 4 replies · +1 points
Candidate | Vote Count | Percent
Peter Cammarano | 3,402 | 34.07%
Ryn Malberg | 196 | 1.96%
Thomas Vincent | 248 | 2.48%
Dawn Zimmer | 3,614 | 36.19%
Elizabeth Mason | 2,330 | 23.33%
Frank Orsini | 192 | 1.92%
Personal Choice | 4 | 0.04%
Total 9,986 100.00%
10 years ago @ Mile Square View - Hoboken petition will ... · 8 replies · -3 points
That was a rhetorical question right Forde?..the very last election. I'm sure you knew that:-)
I'm not sure what I think about the "no run offs" initiative just yet. For those who support it, one request...don't go crying when someone wins the mayor's office with 20%.
11 years ago @ Mile Square View - Author! Author! Two su... · 1 reply · 0 points