Friday, March 23, 2012

Madness Run Amok

I know, like, and respect many of the school board members but I will no longer try to understand them. A year ago, I wrote, “the scary thing is the school board will likely allow [Healy] to take the lead.” I was correct but I never imagined it would get this bad.

Recently, the school board voted to strip the citizens of their right to vote on the school budget. They claimed to do this because the citizens were too stupid, ignorant, or partisan to simply rubberstamp the school board’s rubberstamp of the administration’s proposed budgets.

What were those proposed budgets that they couldn’t risk putting before the good people of Matawan-Aberdeen? In two years, during a recession and housing crisis, they’ve raised spending by 6.4%. All that extra money coming from the state could’ve gone to tax relief but tax relief will never be on the agenda. Taxes will keep going up forever.
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Friday, March 2, 2012

Vinnie’s World – A Proclamation

“I fart in your general direction” – John Cleese, Monty Python

As a monument to Aberdeen’s surrender of all rights to good government, the Town Council hereby bequeaths to the township, Vincent Vinci Park, in honor of that most scurrilous of councilmen, Councilman Vincent Vinci. (Hat tip:

Councilman Vinci’s contempt for the citizenry is unsurpassed in Aberdeen’s history and a shining example of our Town Council’s aspirations. 

Among Councilman Vinci’s abundant contemptible acts, we recognize the following:
  • Taking consulting fees to work on his magnificent reelection campaigns
  • Purchasing two large plots of unrestricted public land adjacent to his home for the grand total of $1 each
  • Convincing the county to purchase and demolish a perfectly good home and build a bypass road to alleviate automobile traffic on his dead end street
  • Repeatedly parking in the handicapped parking spot in front of Town Hall
  • Being one of only two council members to take a pay raise at the height of the Great Recession
  • Voting to increase his fire commissioner salary by 36.5% during the Great Recession
  • Installing by his residence the only street signs in the township to state, “Do Not Block the Intersection”
  • Owning a severely under-taxed home property
  • Facilitating Aberdeen’s unsurpassed record in Pay-to-Play
Councilman Vinci, we salute you.
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