Archive for the ‘free speech’ Category

Oh Christ!

When anyone other than a lickspittle comes to the microphone:

That was not meant for me as I have been banned from speaking at Kenilworth council meetings. That was after the local lickspittle brought up a flyer that the opposition party sent out that included a claim that Kenilworth Democrats “added an additional 19 Borough employees.”

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UCCF 10/21/21: Speaking Freely

Some detail on the solar panel fiasco coming on Monday but, for now, my free speech rights are back:

Full text as submitted:

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Banning Politics When It Gets In the Way of Political Donations

At the end of this week’s Kenilworth council meeting:

Yet when it was brought to the council’s attention that an engineering firm was scamming the borough out of millions of dollars politicians awaiting their next donation from that firm shut down talk that would obviously be for the good of Kenilworth but not for the good of their campaign coffers.

Here is what prompted that politics talk this time and what Union County is doing about potential criticism.

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UCCF 10/7/21: Can’t Take the Truth

Here is that paragraph:

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Mt. Laurel Man (3): First Blush

After finding out about the Kenilworth tenement project and doing a little research I was prepared to bring my concerns to the Kenilworth council. However, sensing the atmosphere at that meeting I decided not to read my prepared text fearing being cut off (both at that meeting and with OPRA requests). I was right.

But now, being actually cut off from speaking at Kenilworth council meetings and with all the background information (including contracts) that I am likely to need, there is no point in holding back. Here are the comments I would have made and the questions I would have asked at the July 14, 2021 Kenilworth council meeting:

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Mt. Laurel Man (2) Constitutional Basis

The New Jersey Constitution is crystal clear on some things:

ARTICLE I      RIGHTS AND PRIVILEGES

18.  The people have the right freely to assemble together, to consult for the common good, to make known their opinions to their representatives, and to petition for redress of grievances. 

That right does not exist for me (and likely anyone who disagrees with the governing body majority) in Kenilworth.

What part of the constitution does Kenilworth take seriously? This dubious one:

Where in the constitution is the right to affordable housing?

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UCCF 9/2/21: Unpacking Some Baggage

There was a real question I had, among my cathartic comments, that I expected to be answered at this Commissioner meeting but instead it was ignored (or ignorance was plead):

Here is how my comments were read into the record:

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Muzzled: “Tired Of Hearing This BS Every Time”

In attempting to respond to a statement made by the Kenilworth mayor (which I found out recently was a reading of a tapinto piece dated July 30, 2021) I got a minute in before this happened:

Below is video of the mayor’s statement and my aborted response:

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Slander: “That’s A Good Way To Get Rid Of Him”

Yesterdays’ Kenilworth council meeting is up on youtube. I will be unpacking my comments in several blogs over the weekend, mostly to do with questions I had on budget items but, to kick this off, after I was slandered, this is how borough attorney Frank Capece, reacted:

Polonium-210 might not have been readily available but, maybe next time.

Another “good way to get rid of” me came later in the evening and if you want to skip ahead the full youtube of the meeting is at bottom. For now this is the incident that precipitated Frank Capece’s comment:

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Slandered and Muzzled

slander[ˈslandər]NOUNlaw

  1. the action or crime of making a false spoken statement damaging to a person’s reputation.

That’s exactly what happened to me tonight at the Kenilworth council meeting but, rather than describe it, let’s all wait for the video to go up on the borough youtube channel, if it ever does.

Suffice it to say that the mayor read a critique of my mailer and then accused me of stalking her. I denied it but in my comment time was not allowed to finish my rebuttal (and also was not allowed to file a criminal complaint since the officer at the desk claimed it was a civil matter). Maybe so but, for the record, here is what I would have said in my defense if we had free speech in Kenilworth.

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