Reader Mail: Dizzy Mayor?

5/9/2008:

Here’s a short and sweet email from a Hoboken411 reader:

Is our Mayor dizzy?

“Hey, 411- I saw your post on the lead problems at Sinatra Park, and noticed the picture of David Roberts. The first thing I thought of was Dizzy Gillespie. But I’m not sure if he’s blowing hot air or a musical instrument!!”

Do you see the resemblance?”

Not sure about you, but it’ll take a couple million milligrams of sodium before Davey gets like that!!

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PS, I’m not all about publishing letters like this. If you have anything nice to say about Mayor Dave Roberts, then please send it in! I’ll publish right away!

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11 Comments on "Reader Mail: Dizzy Mayor?"


Reformerus_Gianticus
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Reformerus_Gianticus
8 years 4 months ago

[quote comment=”82480″]I wouldn’t let it bother you too much, most of the wealth and power in the city belong to heavier folks…[/quote]

I do think the post could have been more clever and tied in to a specific issue but it did not bother me too much. People who know me well know I was making a point but with a high degree of farce.

Sandwich – Not to sound like a cannibal or anything, but you do have the most apetizing logon name! 🙂

winesnob
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8 years 4 months ago

im phat….and proud of it 😛

Sandwich
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Sandwich
8 years 4 months ago

I wouldn’t let it bother you too much, most of the wealth and power in the city belong to heavier folks…

Reformerus_Gianticus
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Reformerus_Gianticus
8 years 4 months ago
As one who has packed on a quite a few extra pounds over the last few years, I have to take umbrage at this. If it was was done to parody a statement Roberts had made about cutting the fat in the city budget then that would be fair game under the guise of political satire (i.e. have him cut his own fat first). A Supreme Court decision involving Larry Flynt vs. Gerry Falwell ruled that satire is indeed protected free speech. Thus, those in power thus better develop a thick skin and hopefully not a double chin. 🙂 Look, I’m so fat that when I wear a Malcolm X T-shirt helicopters try to land on me. It’s ok for me to make fun of myself. It is also ok for this site to use satire to poke fun of the Mayor and his policies because they really suck. Obesity is a serious issue in this country and about the only thing I have in common with this Mayor is a penchant for overindulgence. Maybe its time for some shock therapy!!!! I hear that is a big hit at our publicy funded yet secret in its finances Hoboken University Hospital (anyone smell an Enron?). This site does a discredit to itself when a resorts to petty fat jokes that utlize no creativity in their formation. So please, don’t resort to petty fat jokes without any creativity or I just might have to sit on you! 🙂 Stick to his policies… Read more »
Kaiser Sosay
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Kaiser Sosay
8 years 4 months ago

its a reader mail..some people want to make jokes about the mayor,y not he has done a pretty good job of making people look like fools in his tenure.

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