Hoboken has “instant” flooding

7/29/2009:

Isn’t everything instant these days?

cammarano-with-family-at-frozen-monkey-in-hoboken-njOne thing I’ve noticed that has changed in the past 20 years, is the desire for most humans to expect everything instantaneously. From crossing the street, to getting food delivered, loading web pages, to responses to text messages from jealous girlfriends – people get totally out of control if something doesn’t happen in a moments notice. They get somewhat angry and frustrated.

Such is the case with what is going on with our current Mayoral debacle. As you most likely know, our newbie Mayor Cammarano was busted on Federal Corruption / bribery / extortion charges last week. Now while I believe the evidence against him is insurmountable (from what is publicly available) – the majority of the community is demanding that he step down pronto! Because, they say, he is unable to hold the position of Mayor with all these new “problems” he has. I can agree with that for the most part.

More so, I think it boils down to one important factor. It’s fairly obvious he’s lost the “trust” in many residents and city officials. The negative energy surrounding him at the moment would make it impossible to perform the role as a “respected community leader.” The protests at his home and city hall actually interfere with his ability to focus and concentrate. Some readers sent me messages saying that the angry mob should just let him do the job he’s legally entitled to do – rather than cause a ruckus and distraction. And that folks are just “assuming” he can’t concentrate… who knows. Has anyone asked him?

Like I’ve said before – I have no idea what he’s doing now that he’s still Mayor. Is he signing paperwork? Making executive decisions? It’s highly doubtful he’s been doing much since last Thursday.

Some readers want to let him continue doing his job – while this case crushes his public rating. Many other residents, however – want him GONE and as far away from city coffers as can be. And a small minority wish that there was no “Court of Public Opinion” – because they’re basing all their judgment on one single side of the story (as damning as it may be.)

Oh – I forgot the reason for this post!

Hoboken floods in an instant!

For those that clamor for immediate everything in their life – here’s a great example from Hoboken411 reader Rebecca. In under 10 minutes, this wacky interection at 10th and Grand flooded up during a sporadic thunderstorm on Monday.

hoboken-flooding-july-27-2009

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14 Comments on "Hoboken has “instant” flooding"

elainetyger
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elainetyger

Look, I understand that some of the protestors have ulterior political motives. From what I could see, though, most (myself included) are just pissed-off taxpayers who are fed up with corruption and it being thrust in our face that we don’t count if we’re not on the friend-list of the powers that be.

Instant resignation has nothing to do with instant gratification.

One of the inspectors where I work was accused by a bakery he inspected of taking a $2 box of cookies on the way out the door. The Inspector General of the State of New York called this guy ON HIS VACATION and demanded he appear in the office at once to answer questions about it. The guy denied it and the matter was dropped for lack of evidence, but he still had to appear immediately and if there were evidence that he had done it (based on preponderance of evidence and not reasonable doubt as in a court of law) he could have lost his job over a $2 box of cookies, and there was no let’s wait and see what he decides.

So maybe Peter has the latitude, but I don’t think it’s unreasonable to request that he at least appoint an interim mayor, sooner rather than later, considering we are talking about a lot more than $2.

estevens
Member

It’s going to rain again. Throw Cammarano in a puddle. If he floats, he must be made of wood and is therefore a witch. A witch has no business running the city.

mooshu
Member
mooshu

More rain might be coming our way. Just what we need.

mooshu
Member
mooshu

Actually, I agree with this post. I think many of us are so spoiled from all the things we got as kids RIGHT AWAY. And we’re exhibiting those teachings through our dependency on immediate results.

Tsk.

Sidd Finch
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Sidd Finch

While I agree society today wants everything with instant gratification, I have to agree with the posts above. If he were a suspected child molester still working at a daycare, wouldn’t you want to at least suspend him until proven otherwise? His crime links too close to his job. A leave of absence is the least he should do

mooshu
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mooshu

IF he were a child molester… IF he were a witch…

He can be either of these things. But, uh, he’s not.

In response to Sidd Finch who said:
While I agree society today wants everything with instant gratification, I have to agree with the posts above. If he were a suspected child molester still working at a daycare, wouldn’t you want to at least suspend him until proven otherwise? His crime links too close to his job. A leave of absence is the least he should do

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