Catch Phrase of the Day: “Moving Pieces”

5/20/2010:

Hoboken City Officials think residents are slow

As you very well know – the Mayor and some city council members are scrambling after Hoboken411 reported about the Municipal Garage relocation debacle. Issuing RFP’s after the fact, and “damage control” press releases (which still don’t deny a thing.)

At the City Council meeting last night, Council President Peter Cunningham dropped the phrase “moving pieces” quite a bit, insinuating that a city real estate transaction is too complicated for feeble residents to understand, and was one of the supposed reasons for not being transparent about the process.

Mayor Dawn Zimmer also used the phrase to justify their inadequate actions in a recent press release that added zero new information. One of the shadow Mayors must have dropped the phrase during internal communications is my guess.

Either way – it got me thinking: “Isn’t that the name of a Rush album? “Moving Pieces?”

Nope, I was wrong – that album was “Moving Pictures.” Close, though. However, I did find a Rush song that sort of encapsulates this whole process in one fell swoop: Rush – Fly By Night, which is exactly what the city was doing, attempting to blast this transaction through under the cover of darkness.

So without further adieu, one of the better classic rock songs from back in the day:

Enjoy your beautiful evening!

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7 Comments on "Catch Phrase of the Day: “Moving Pieces”"

youme66
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youme66

Since Dawn Zimmer has become mayor, the arrogance from her council allies has grown significantly, but their behavior at the last council meeting took the prize. Council President Cunningham, Mr. Mello, Ms. Marsh, Mr. Lenz, and Mr. Bhalla were not ashamed to show just how arrogant they can be. Everything from refusing to change the order of the agenda to let the packed room of residents speak first, to the council’s disrespectful tone and behavior when the public finally did get to speak on the muni garage issue.

Dave Mello was one of the worst, with his upraised chin and the smug face he gave every speaker. One eloquent passionate public speaker even called Mr. Mello on it.

For public servants, this council majority has a really bad attitude towards the citizens they are supposed to serve. 👿

ScottyBeamed
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ScottyBeamed

Thanks for the reminder about city shenanigans, and also for the retro music flashback! I forgot how good Rush really was. Spent the last hour or two browsing through related Youtube videos as well as my own CD collection. Made for a really fun night. Is Rush still in business?

emarche
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Rush is still very much in business.[quote comment=”192595″]Thanks for the reminder about city shenanigans, and also for the retro music flashback! I forgot how good Rush really was. Spent the last hour or two browsing through related Youtube videos as well as my own CD collection. Made for a really fun night. Is Rush still in business?[/quote]

nacholibre
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nacholibre

During my rock star days (aka high school guitar lessons/garage band…FAIL!) another student group covered Tom Sawyer and really kicked ass.

xyzpdq
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xyzpdq

More Rush! The public stole the “Limelight” from the council. Mayor Zimmer wants to turn their block into “Subdivisions” with a garage across from their condos. They used their “Freewill” to protest. Pete Cunningham was mad, but “Tom Sawyer” would have been proud.

The speakers showed “Grace Under Pressure” and made “Permanent Waves”. If the Mayor says “You Can’t Stop It” they’ll have to “Roll The Bones” and spend “The Big Money” on lawyers. How long will a temporary garage be there? Until “2112”?

The crowd can claim “One Little Victory” thanks to Hoboken411’s “Distant Early Warning”. Now 411 is “Closer to The Heart” of everyone on Jackson and Monroe. 😉

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