Hirsch makes an endorsement

6/4/2009:

Outspoken City Council audience member Helen Hirsch sent a letter of endorsement this week – with the subject:

“dawmforchange”

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“Change is important; change is necessary. Without change there is stagnation — and rot. Changing the name on the door is not change unless it brings with it changes in attitude and approach to the problems of living in a group; change from the ceremonial mouthing of pledges of loyalty and integrity to the acceptance of the idea that groups need laws and that the laws apply equally to each of its members. It is that lack of real change which has driven Hoboken into the morass it is now experiencing.”

Read the rest after the jump…

(“dawmforchange,” continued…)

“Dawn Zimmer’s opponent in the quest for the mayor’s desk is a hand-picked protege of David Roberts and other elements of a power-hungry political machine. He has artfully and consistently followed the wishes and practices of his mentor; he has smiled and waved his lawyer’s license as though it were a piece of scripture from the Almighty. It has been obvious to me that his most important function on the City Council was to help preserve the status quo; to avoid upsetting the apple cart and an abiding reluctance to question people or practices.

A quarter century ago control was gained with the torch; today it is reinforced with anonymous; law-skirting, huge contributions to candidates who can be manipulated. (It has been suggested that the brand new PAC was put together bg a person who has been associated with Sen. Menendez.)

Dawn Zimmer has not been endorsed by groups or wannabees on the Hoboken payroll; are they afraid that she will expect a day’s work for a day’s pay? Are they afraid that the number of “courtesy” jobs will be eliminated? It’s time for all those who care about the health of Hoboken to play by the same set of rules. Tribalism may be acceptable on the sport fields; it should not be part of a 21 century, civilized community. The City of Hoboken should dust off its rule book and insure that there is only one set applicable to all of its residents and that the time for entitlement and privilege has passed. To accomplish this VOTE on June 9 for Dawn Zimmer and her running mates: 1A, 1B, 2B, 3B”

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114 Comments on "Hirsch makes an endorsement"

krewedetat
Member
krewedetat

I still want to know if Dawn has ever hired or fired anyone?

Had profit and loss responsibilities?

Handled anything close to a $120-million dollar budget? Any size business or non-profit?

IndieCom
Member

I don’t know. Is that your criteria here? Ok, right back at ya’ – has your boy Petey ever had to hire or fire anyone? Had P/L responsibilities? Handled anything close to a $120-million dollar budget? Any size business or non-profit?

In response to krewedetat who said:
I still want to know if Dawn has ever hired or fired anyone?

Had profit and loss responsibilities?

Handled anything close to a $120-million dollar budget? Any size business or non-profit?

krewedetat
Member
krewedetat

Watchmaker: “In the end, when you have two candidates who both hope for attention of external “party bosses” it is better to chose the more competent one, because he has a chance of getting things done. I have a feeling NJ Transit or the local unions will just plow over “Mayor Zimmer.”

The way I see it, both candidates are connected to the Democratic “machine”, but I also see a big difference: Zimmer is beholden to Tom DeGise and the Hudson County politicos almost exclusively. Cammarano’s network is broader, it includes people from all over the state, so their influence is more diluted. There may actually be some good people in there, not the “usual suspects”.

Has Dawn ever hired or fired anyone?

IndieCom
Member

Just keep tellin’ yourself that Krew, and if the shallow man gets elected…keep telling yourself that, keep telling yourself that while the entire town gets up zoned and when the 17th, 18, and 19th redevelopment zone is created. Keep telling yourself that when the hospital block is up zoned to 15-20 stories, keep telling yourself that when there is a wall of 26 story buildings on the So. Side of Observer Highway….

In response to krewedetat who said:
Watchmaker: “In the end, when you have two candidates who both hope for attention of external “party bosses” it is better to chose the more competent one, because he has a chance of getting things done. I have a feeling NJ Transit or the local unions will just plow over “Mayor Zimmer.”

The way I see it, both candidates are connected to the Democratic “machine”, but I also see a big difference: Zimmer is beholden to Tom DeGise and the Hudson County politicos almost exclusively. Cammarano’s network is broader, it includes people from all over the state, so their influence is more diluted. There may actually be some good people in there, not the “usual suspects”.

Has Dawn ever hired or fired anyone?

Watchmaker
Member
Watchmaker

“if the shallow man gets elected”

Shallow man? Are you calling Dawn a man? 🙂

Every politician in this country is shallow, the only difference is how shallow they are.

Speaking of shallow, let me quote a few of Dawn’s “pearls” from the debate:
“New development should be extremely green”
“I am for an integrated approach”
“Everything must be on the table”

This does not sound like slogans to you?

In response to IndieCom who said:
Just keep tellin’ yourself that Krew, and if the shallow man gets elected…keep telling yourself that, keep telling yourself that while the entire town gets up zoned and when the 17th, 18, and 19th redevelopment zone is created. Keep telling yourself that when the hospital block is up zoned to 15-20 stories, keep telling yourself that when there is a wall of 26 story buildings on the So. Side of Observer Highway….

IndieCom
Member

Yeah, right – and Petey Boy voted “no” on the municipal garage because he didn’t like the PILOT, it had nothing to do with the developer who he wanted that was going to build a bigger project…Bridge for sale, bridge for sale, bridge anyone? Going once, going twice…bridge for sale

In response to Watchmaker who said:
“if the shallow man gets elected”

Shallow man? Are you calling Dawn a man? 🙂

Every politician in this country is shallow, the only difference is how shallow they are.

Speaking of shallow, let me quote a few of Dawn’s “pearls” from the debate:
“New development should be extremely green”
“I am for an integrated approach”
“Everything must be on the table”

This does not sound like slogans to you?

wiskeytango1
Member
wiskeytango1

kenny on the..Perhaps a fleet enema would clear the sinisitis
condition you have…I suggest rubber pants during the
evacuation process…Didn’t they learn you anything in geek
school? elitists,have an extream grasp of the obivious..Again
keep in mind ken,it is what it is and nothing is gonna change
it..You have a choice..

KenOn10
Member
KenOn10

i’ll pass – it sure hasn’t worked for you, though you seem to have tried it more than once.

Regardless of the outcome, I make my choice with pride. You wouldn’t understand.

In response to wiskeytango1 who said:
kenny on the..Perhaps a fleet enema would clear the sinisitis
condition you have…I suggest rubber pants during the
evacuation process…Didn’t they learn you anything in geek
school? elitists,have an extream grasp of the obivious..Again
keep in mind ken,it is what it is and nothing is gonna change
it..You have a choice..

wiskeytango1
Member
wiskeytango1

Easy does it..In regard to your condensending post,I doubt
it very much..It sure is a free country.Hope you thought
about it on june 6th…It is you that should take the A
train or waterways ferry out of here..It is not the bnr that
complain..Its about accessability more than the love of
Hoboken with most of you visitors..A tip..L @ L Movers
will give you a better rate..Bet you will love Soho or
Iowa..wisen up.

In response to KenOn10 who said:
i’ll pass – it sure hasn’t worked for you, though you seem to have tried it more than once.

Regardless of the outcome, I make my choice with pride. You wouldn’t understand.

Easy-E
Member

Glad to see you’ve been looking into movers, that’s a positive step.

In response to wiskeytango1 who said:
Easy does it..In regard to your condensending post,I doubt
it very much..It sure is a free country.Hope you thought
about it on june 6th…It is you that should take the A
train or waterways ferry out of here..It is not the bnr that
complain..Its about accessability more than the love of
Hoboken with most of you visitors..A tip..L @ L Movers
will give you a better rate..Bet you will love Soho or
Iowa..wisen up.

wiskeytango1
Member
wiskeytango1

easy boy..no way..I suggested L@L VANS,on your behalf.Not for
myself..The owner is a friend of mine..Mention tango to him
he will give you a discount..See yea…

In response to Easy-E who said:
Glad to see you’ve been looking into movers, that’s a positive step.

Easy-E
Member

I’m just saying I think it’s great for you. You have options!

In response to wiskeytango1 who said:
easy boy..no way..I suggested L@L VANS,on your behalf.Not for
myself..The owner is a friend of mine..Mention tango to him
he will give you a discount..See yea…

wiskeytango1
Member
wiskeytango1

One more time kid..The options are yours,and not mine..i have
no pet peeves like the chicken little mindset.Live your
lifestyle and let others live theres. Each day is not a
crissis or open heart surgery,like so many alarmests that
feed off the negitive..

In response to Easy-E who said:
I’m just saying I think it’s great for you. You have options!

Easy-E
Member

You’re right, there’s nothing to worked up over. I like it here. I love Hoboken. I have less issues with the BnRs than I do the visitors on the weekends and the people who move in and are gone in 3 years. I’m not leaving, so I guess we’ll just have to get along then.

I’m not elitist or a kid, so lighten up, you’re getting annoyed.

In response to wiskeytango1 who said:
One more time kid..The options are yours,and not mine..i have
no pet peeves like the chicken little mindset.Live your
lifestyle and let others live theres. Each day is not a
crissis or open heart surgery,like so many alarmests that
feed off the negitive..

wiskeytango1
Member
wiskeytango1

Easy ,wrong..Like Posted before..Your a kid to me.I have socks
older than you…You have issues or gripes.or you would not
be posting day after day over what you cannot control.Tell
that (lighten up to your fellow yuppies or yuppets..I post
for amusement,and find the elequent posters the most stupid
when it comes to commen sense..

In response to Easy-E who said:
You’re right, there’s nothing to worked up over. I like it here. I love Hoboken. I have less issues with the BnRs than I do the visitors on the weekends and the people who move in and are gone in 3 years. I’m not leaving, so I guess we’ll just have to get along then.

I’m not elitist or a kid, so lighten up, you’re getting annoyed.

Easy-E
Member

You have 40+ year old socks? Brother, that’s wrong, just wrong.

Now let’s be honest here. You’ve been on here for over a week spouting off, but how are you any different? Let it be. Speaking of condescending, sorry pot, meet kettle.

If you were so secure in your life, you wouldn’t bother. Let it be, go read the paper if you don’t like it.

Like me, you control nothing. So either accept that and get over it, or offer something more than just bashing anyone who hasn’t been here for 60 years.

I can’t control what these people say any more than you can. You shoulda been here during the Presidential election…

In response to wiskeytango1 who said:
Easy ,wrong..Like Posted before..Your a kid to me.I have socks
older than you…You have issues or gripes.or you would not
be posting day after day over what you cannot control.Tell
that (lighten up to your fellow yuppies or yuppets..I post
for amusement,and find the elequent posters the most stupid
when it comes to commen sense..

wiskeytango1
Member
wiskeytango1

kenny boy or girl..Three mayors is not considered an expert
on Hoboken politics..Your a new kid on the block compared to
so many others..In your heart of hearts do you really think
things will change? Get in touch with yourself..As you can
see people, candidates have flipped more times than a pancake
on a griddle..Elitist’s are proof that Caulifower is nothing
but cabbage with a college education..No commen sense.duhha

Easy-E
Member

Know what Wiskey, it’s a free country. If you don’t like what people have to say, feel free to turn off the computer and take a walk outside.

Sooner or later, whether you like it or not, all those condos will be filled with spoiled rotten yuppies. Do you really think things in this town won’t change? They have in the past, and they will again. It’s all a matter of demographics.

Don’t worry though, call up Catlow movers in JC, they’ll take you wherever you wanna go retire. I’ll miss you.

In response to wiskeytango1 who said:
kenny boy or girl..Three mayors is not considered an expert
on Hoboken politics..Your a new kid on the block compared to
so many others..In your heart of hearts do you really think
things will change? Get in touch with yourself..As you can
see people, candidates have flipped more times than a pancake
on a griddle..Elitist’s are proof that Caulifower is nothing
but cabbage with a college education..No commen sense.duhha

KenOn10
Member
KenOn10

u shud relax, havva cream soda or sompin. faking dat ur not ejucatd iz so fony bloney… luk up “condescending” n da dixnary, dewd and c ur pixture.

In response to wiskeytango1 who said:
kenny boy or girl..Three mayors is not considered an expert
on Hoboken politics..Your a new kid on the block compared to
so many others..In your heart of hearts do you really think
things will change? Get in touch with yourself..As you can
see people, candidates have flipped more times than a pancake
on a griddle..Elitist’s are proof that Caulifower is nothing
but cabbage with a college education..No commen sense.duhha

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