Monday, June 01, 2009

Pre-Primary Diversions

Well, it's primary eve and all of us who aren't phonebanking or what ever campaigners do nowadays may feel that certain tension associated with hoping it will all be over soon.

If you are reading this, one must assume you have internet access. Therefore, I offer the following diversions: Look up Burning Man, Moondog, the Rainbow Family or Mississippi John Hurt. Maybe you will learn something new and it will take your mind off the Plainfield primary.

Later this evening I may post a commentary, round about midnight or 3 a.m.

--Bernice Paglia


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Damon promised that his "clips" is non-political, yet we all see his sly remarks.

Today he conveniently forgot to list Mr Green's letter to the courier News.

See it here:

Damon is not political huh?

11:14 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

With fours of daily negative attacks from Damon, you Ms Paglia this last year, and Doc one has to wonder who was the underdog in this fight. further, with the heavy robo-calling, slick multi-color trash-the-Mayor flyers arriving everyday, one needs to closely look at who spent more money?

The Democrats or the Republicans? It will be interesting to see the elec reports. Finally not a word about pay-to-play from the Republicans ...ooops I meant the New Dems.

11:21 PM  
Blogger Rob said...

wow...Anonymous must be really trying to protect their job with Jerry Green in the pension system....And I still want to know how the Mayor cut murders by 300% .. I have been trying to cut my bills each month..I never in my wildest dreams thought it possible to cut them 300% maybe the Mayor's math can help me out ! And unfortunately there aren't any Republicans in Plainfield or you would see this pathetic city government run cheaper, more organized and a lot less Banana Republic Style..

8:57 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sorry Bernice, you seem to be taking Dan's mail. One more please?
To the first comment: Dan did no blogging today. He's at the polls. I am SURE he would have linked "Jerry's" letter.
Also, if JG actually penned that missive, I will take credit for the collected works of Edgar Allen Poe.

12:02 PM  
Blogger Bernice said...

I was tempted to respond to Jerry's letter on several points, namely how did he get involved in PMUA negotiations when they have their own well-compensated attorney; will anyone know what "the matter of purchasing the wrong pipes" means; how come the $200,000 or so the administration spends annually on faulty communications not more of an issue than Dan's past salary; and what does a board member's wife's salary have to do with the price of legislative beans? But I decided not to comment to avoid getting labeled as part of the Mapp/Mussolini/Attila the Hun team, which is being so mean to the RDOs.

12:34 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Okay, I forced myself to go over and read Jerry's letter.

My first question is: Why would the "Courier" print a Letter to the Editor ON THE DAY OF THE PRIMARY ELECTION in which the writer is a candidate? Seems like bad form.

Second - Jerry definitely did not write this one. I've heard him give enough speeches and seen his writing and this is definitely ghost-written.

Thanks Bernice for all your efforts. I'm sure you know it doesn't matter whether you step into the fray or not, Jerry's gang will try to smear you. It's Plainfield, after all. I certainly hope today's primary will change my attitude by changing the people who govern it.

1:03 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ah yes the pipes ...... You see it was a dark and stormy night -----

2:36 PM  
Blogger olddoc said...

Bernice, the pipes were the East 2nd St repavement fiasco. Had to do with the storm sewer. There was a problem with the city's engineering drawings as to the location and size of the pipes. I think the city ate nearly $1mil but may be wrong. The other must be a reference to the South Ave job. I may be wrong but teh city accepted that poor construction and no one in present administration is willing to point fingers at the culprits, but apparently Plainfield has no legal capability to recover cost for a new pavement. This street with the tire and axel breakers was a McWilliams project but I am not sur which administyration released the bondholder.

7:13 PM  

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