Hoboken has “instant” flooding
Isn’t everything instant these days?
One 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.