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Nazi Flag In Urinal Part Of Roving Attack Ad In Hoboken School Board Race

Box truck turned into roving, swastika-laden, multimedia political ad; parks outside Council meeting

A Nazi flag suspended over a urinal by a fishhook is one of the images in a rolling, anonymous, multimedia political attack ad that's shown up at Hoboken public meetings twice this week.

The campaign features a rented box truck ringed with 82-inch HDTVs, each cycling through images as a man's voice narrates.

Another image -- published on a blog by Zoning Board member Nancy Pincus -- includes Councilwoman Beth Mason in a spoof on the original film poster for "Triumph des Willens," a 1934 Nazi propaganda film, which reads "triumph des schillens." Pincus first published the graphic in November 2010.

In response, Lane Bajardi — a former frequenter of Council meetings — juxtaposed it next to the original movie poster and heavily criticized Pincus during a Council meeting.

The nazi flag image first appeared on the Hoboken Horse blog, complete with a footnote that attributes the design of the image to Pincus. According to the post, the picture was originally published in February 2010.

The voice narrating the pictures on the truck attacks Mayor Dawn Zimmer and Council as well as Board of Education members for not condemning the online use of the images.

Pincus, Zimmer and Mason are all Jewish.

During Wednesday night's council meeting, Councilman-at-Large David Mello called the truck with the attack ad "obnoxious."

"It's not a very neighborly thing to do," said Mello, who is a supporter of Zimmer. "I just hope that whoever is responsible for it will own up to it."

Three seats on the board of education are up for election on November 6.

The truck is owned by a company named World Media Entertainment. Renting the truck costs $100 an hour and there's a minimum of four hours. Noel Torres, president of World Media Entertainment, wouldn't say who hired the truck.

It's not the first time the truck has made an appearance in Hoboken. It was parked in front of City Hall during a protest against Councilman Michael Russo. 

I am Spartacus October 18, 2012 at 06:58 PM
It is dishonest to pretend that MF or their backers aren't behind those smear flyers and that truck w/ the video screens that made an appearance in town the last 2 nights. KF isn't going to run ads that attack themselves and Patricia Waters just can't afford to rent a truck for $100/hr 2 nights in a row. But MF and their very rich backers sure have the money, the means and the motive to do exactly that. So we are pointing fingers.
Hobbs October 18, 2012 at 07:01 PM
If anyone needed another reason for voting for Kids First you have given it to them. :-)
Hobbs October 18, 2012 at 07:26 PM
At last night's City Council meeting it was pointed out that the Friends of Councilwoman Mason had aready exceeded the legal limit of contributions to her "Move Forward" by an individual to the tune of over five thousand dollars. As we all know Richard and Elizabeth Mason funneled tens of thousands of dollars into the 4th Ward campaign of Tim Occhipinti where 575+ "election day workers' were hired for $40 or more . Mr. Occhipinti won the election by a few hundred votes and now on City Council votes lock step with Councilwoman Mason. :-)
pdq October 18, 2012 at 09:13 PM
Ms. Bokenberry, No offense, you sound very naive, uneducated on the history of the Hoboken Board of Education and disorganized. You, might want to do some research before posting. Check the 05/06 of 08/09 09/10 and 10/11audits from the board of education website, or google any one of the prior board members names (Raia, Garcia, David Anthony, Rhodes Kearns,) and then come back on this site and post.
Hobokeneer October 18, 2012 at 09:53 PM
Read www.grafixavenger.blogspot.com and you will know why Move Forward is so afraid of her.
pdq October 18, 2012 at 11:11 PM
http://www.hobokenhorse.com/2012/10/beth-mason-takes-on-law-with-7000.html#idc-container http://hoboken.patch.com/blog_posts/hoboken-high-school-by-the-numbers http://www.nj.com/hobokennow/index.ssf/2010/10/hoboken_board_of_education_to_3.html http://www.hudsonreporter.com/view/full_story/14366146/article-What-will-they-do-with--1-7-million---School-board-outlines-how-to-spend-aid--discusses-%E2%80%98school-choice%E2%80%99-? http://www.hudsonreporter.com/view/full_story/6933515/article-No-new-taxes-Schools-absorb--tate--lash--still-cut-budget-Posted-April-4--2010-? http://www.hudsonreporter.com/view/full_story/4673587/article-SCHOOL-AUDIT--Student-money-reimbursed-teacher-for-lost-iPod-Board-of-Ed-hears-details-of-negative-audit-and-test-scores--officials-resign--? http://www.hudsonreporter.com/view/full_story/2414252/article--We-re-failing-our-students--School-district-releases-poor-three-year-assessment--superintendent-addresses-it? http://www.hudsonreporter.com/view/full_story/2406348/article-Status-quo-shattered-at-Board-of-Education-But-with-major-changes-comes-infighting? http://www.nj.com/hobokennow/index.ssf/2010/03/board_of_education_approves_us.html
QJ201 October 18, 2012 at 11:44 PM
How is it legal to noise "pollute" the street with that video playing on an endless loop? if you parked your car and sat there blasting your radio for 4 hours I'm sure the HPD would show up at some point and give you a ticket.
lorraine morgan October 19, 2012 at 03:26 AM
noise Pollute ? that is hilarious. If you want to know how noise pollution is LEGAL..maybe you should ask the weekend warriors who flood our city streets with their loud drunken behavior.
bubbles October 19, 2012 at 10:34 AM
Fire up that van, Fran*- show the public what we're all about. I say we run this thing daily. . I am sure everyone will understand that after the election we will do the right thing. This van thing is just temporary- We're talkin 63mm in government cash. Besides, you know what they say- whomever wins the Board of Ed race wins the mayoral race. We are all in and gonna win this thang! Got our 2000 absentee ballots all lined up- check Got our swastika van playin for the kiddies and their mommies-check Midnight smear fliers- check outside contributions- check Possible future contract approval contributions- check illegal contributions accepted- check smearin anyone related to the other side- check create wedges in reform-work in progress Eat that kiddies! Oops! Zimmer and Kids First. This election is in da bag. disclosure: *fran is fictional and is in now way representational or related to anyone in particular- just rhymes with van.
bubbles October 19, 2012 at 12:15 PM
bokenberry thanks for coming on board. Nice work on the self-righteous indignation. Your boyfriend did well bringing you on. One little criticism. Some of your stuff is not gonna to fly- everyone knows about the past so dont do the korruption thing. It's not beleivable and just reminds everyone what we've done. Also, no need to deny the van, we've changed strategies cause of that stupid comment by Lorraine- she never does listen. Anyways- you guys go ahead and admit it on websites. We got the streets and Hoboken Reporter to sell the denial factor. The newbie yupsters dont read this stuff and are clueless- they only want to hear we didnt do it. As you were.
Gardiner4Freeholder October 19, 2012 at 02:27 PM
Thanks NoFanofDawnZ for the feedback. Much appreciated. I think the whole thing with the van and overblown attack on Nancy Pincus is a big joke personally. That is when then silly poems come out. The Old Guard is would be a joke except for the severe harm they have done to Hoboken over the years. I honestly can't take the MF people seriously anymore whether they win or not. Their slate is a Pupie proxy to get Toback fired and bring patronage pal Petrosino to milk patronage out of the over $60 million budget for their political pals. It is also a disastrous purple pillow plopping political strategy employed by Move Hoboken Backward and the folks at 1200 Gallery with Beth Masons political friends. If you don't like what Nancy is writing then simply don't read it. John "Junk Store" Castellano's denial is ridiculous. If the work that Nancy Pincus was that offensive then he should be against its republication. The real issue is that Nancy's more sober writing spelling out in 100% factual detail of the pillage of the BOE from 2006 when it was under control of Pupie and his pals like missing $400k HHA booty Carmelo Garcia is why Nancy is under attack. The Old Guard can't handle the truth so they replay the same 3 posts of hers over and over. Its simply a distraction from the real issue of Frank's sticky fingers. Frank Raia wanted some cheddar from Toback and got denied and now he wants Toback fired and his buddy Petrosino in instead.
I am Spartacus October 19, 2012 at 02:41 PM
If MF wins, Petrosino will be the least of the waste. We will have another 100+ cell phones get issued, junkets to AC, steak dinners, dozens of no and low show jobs, make work jobs & I would bet a double digit increase in the budget inside of 2 years. None of that money will make it anywhere near a classroom or help w/ educational performance. But take heart folks b/c I bet the 10R scam will return so we can pretend all that waste helped out w/ performance.
Enough October 19, 2012 at 08:29 PM
Who paid for the truck when it was parked in front of City Hall with a video attacking Michael Russo? I'm not defending Russo, I'm just wondering who was behind it that time. We know taxpayer's money was used to pay for transcripts of the dialogue between Russo and FBI informant Dweck. Was taxpayers' money also spent to hire the truck then? It is ironic that the same truck that was hired by Zimmer supporters to attack her opponents is now hired by them to attack her people. The truck owner is a happy man. Viva la free enterprise!
Frank P Marciano October 19, 2012 at 11:41 PM
To the Editors at Patch: While this may be a story, do your really have to have a picture of the Swastika on the front page of you Website. Really offensive and totally unnecessary.
bubbles October 20, 2012 at 12:22 AM
LORRAINE! How many times do I have to speak with you? The auditor's comments, over and over again, were "NOT acceptable usage of funds" for all of those dinners, flowers and such. This is written everywhere and is common knowledge. I know these yups are dim bulbs but come on. Think before you write. STOP bringing the dinners! Between You and Joe------ I tell ya it aint easy.
Facts Alone October 20, 2012 at 01:15 AM
Kids First is more offended by a stupid truck featuring pictures originally put out by their gross blogger than they are by the test scores in the schools. Talk about something important people! but ruth mcallister has spent more time talking about how she's offended by a truck than she has about how the offensive test scores she and her gal pals (&Rose) on KF managed over the past few years. The latest test scores are posted on the schools website. hoboken.k12.nj.us. where's the official press release on that topic Ruth? Why didn't your running mates get up and express some concern at the meeting? Someone tell them to stay seated and keep mum? Clap only when Judy Burrell gets her $10,000 stipend even though we all know... FACTS: SAT scores down again. NJ Ask scores down again. HSPA up for a change. There's even a portion about the new AP course that KF is always bragging about. Out of 72 tests, only 1 scored the top score - 4. Oh wait a minute. The top score is 5 - but they conveniently left that off the chart. Smooth move Toback. looks like 96% got the equivalent of a D or F. and this is the program that was going to turn everything around! this was the reason we killed the excellent IB program. Congradulations KF on another stellar performance. but keep talking about the truck cause it's all about whether ruthy's little feelings are hurt.
bubbles October 20, 2012 at 01:47 AM
LORRANIE! What the heck are you doing? What did we discuss? We deny! deny! deny! Damn you! Now we gotta double down and back this thing. Here's the new plan: Johnny and Joe are gonna stay with the denial thing- you guys work this on websites. The public don't read no stinkin websites-they'll buy anything! we'll smooth them on the Reporter and pay some pretty ladies to go door to door, uptown and our intimidating goons will do door to door downtown. Let everyone know- $100 per , guaranteed moolah. Got it, now?
recallbethmason October 20, 2012 at 02:40 AM
I think the hoboken rabbi's have said it best....whoever paid for the truck needs to apologize immediately and put an end to this despicable act. Well you can guess who I think paid for this truck (hint look at my name), so hopefully she will recognize the error of her ways.
NoFanOfDawnZ October 20, 2012 at 04:52 AM
Can we hear from a rabbi that doesn't know GA personally?
CuriousReplacement October 20, 2012 at 11:23 AM
Hi CuriousFactsaloneGal, Actually no on from Kids First is talking about the truck. Just some Rabbi's, and like you said, they don't count. I'm glad you left them out of your report,the busy-bodies! Private school moms paying tuition at Stevens Coop by blogging to the oldies - Dawn's legacy.
Fire Carmelo Garcia October 20, 2012 at 12:32 PM
The funny part about this truck is that I had not made up my mind who I was going to vote for in the school board election. Now that this has happened, I cannot in good conscious vote for move forward (or is that move backwards to corruption?). Thanks for bringing my attention to things and making my decision easier.
bubbles October 20, 2012 at 01:08 PM
There was an hour long discussion on test scores they had a damn boring video presentation, with stupid graphs, scores, rates, and future plans. Totaly wasted our time. As planned Our people in the audience derailed the meeting. Russo wanted the board to talk about the haunted house and being allowed on the field during football games. Branco wanted to talk about "nothing" but what a wste of his time it was to have to sit through the meeting. Murray was back to the lie about the pool and he showed off his artistic ability by holding up a campaign poster he drew with his child's crayons...... and that's how the meeting went. no questions from them.and let's not forget when Branco got his panties in a twist b/c the HS student had to stop filming (ya know because of those stupid child labor laws) and Markevitch was speaking at the mike... Branco demanded that the camera be turned back on b/c "She's a candidate"...lol What a cartoon character he turned out to be. Anyways, guess we shoulda brought up one or two issues related to the kids in the school but ya know as always we were all excited about the bigger picture. Damn! I tell ya it aint easy.
bubbles October 20, 2012 at 01:34 PM
IMPT: Reminder: 300 kids gettin in our way, damnit! It is with regret that we must inform you that WE WILL NOT be hosting our Annual Hoboooken’s Haunted House. This would be our 21st year of providing you with ghosts and goblins. Unfortunately, we are unable to find somewhere we can hold the event. We are very grateful to All Saints for letting us use their church on 6th and Willow Avenue. Reverend Curtis has always been kind to us. However, their Board voted to not allow us to use it this year. We understand, they are looking for someone to replace Reverend Curtis and are going through a transition and we are very grateful for the years that they allowed us to use their facility. The Hoboken Board of Education has always allowed us to use their faculties. However, their committee seems to think because there are now 300 children in Demarest School that we shouldn’t use it. We’ve used Demarest in the past when the school was full. But the powers that be think it is not feasible. We certainly appreciate all the years that we used the Gym, but we are very sad that we cannot provide this service to our residents free of charge. However if anyone knows of a place where we can Host our Haunted House from the 22nd of October until November 2nd please feel free to let us know. Thank you all, and we hope that you have a safe and Happy HALLOWEEN.” Sincerely, Councilman Michael Russo Councilwoman Theresa Castellano
lorraine morgan October 20, 2012 at 08:15 PM
just curious, does the person who posted the image on the website also have to extend an apology ?
lorraine morgan October 20, 2012 at 08:28 PM
bubbles, I agree it was not acceptable. However it was an accepted practice in school districts throughtout the state of NJ. And thankfully, The Dept. of Ed put an end to it. If Districts WERE acting illegally then the jails should be flooded with Superintendents/School Business Administrator/ Board Trustees...etc etc etc It makes me wonder if any of Hoboken's Former Supers(or interim's) and/or SBA's enjoyed such meals and other perks in their former districts during the years before the restrictions were enforced.
Brian Hurrel October 21, 2012 at 01:13 PM
Arrest the flier's sponsor for what? Last I checked, being an a**hole wasn't against the law.
ThisMeansWar October 21, 2012 at 02:48 PM
NoFan, I take it you are too stupid with blind rage to understand that you have just thoroughly insulted the Rabbi's integrity. Knowing GA makes him a liar? Why don't you and the rest of your exceedingly sick friends keep your Anti-Semitism to yourselves.
BruceD October 21, 2012 at 09:47 PM
Agreed. 100%
BruceD October 21, 2012 at 09:48 PM
It is time for the collective of Hoboken to stand up to Beth Mason and her check book and simply ask her – Have you no shame? This should have been done a long time ago. The fact that she has bankrolled a morally depraved political strategy based upon the usage of a Swastika is beyond despicable and should not be tolerated. She and her husband should be publicly shunned until they admit that their rage at Nancy Pincus has consumed them to the point where they have completely lost their moral compass. How they can even enter a synagogue is beyond me.
BruceD October 21, 2012 at 09:48 PM
Equally at fault is the entire slate of MF. Nancy has written NOTHING about any of them individually that could remotely be used to make some kind of deranged moral equivalency argument that the Old Guard and Beth Mason and her operatives are so happy to trot out. Yet these same three, Marketevich, Oland and Vasquez accept the midnight flyer and the Nazi truck and do not condemn the usage of the swastika in a political campaign. The only connection between Nancy and the BOE race is the attention her blog has brought to the fact that the backers of the MF slate are the same pigs who were feeding at the trough of the BOE as revealed in the 2006 audit. What Nancy has pointed out is devastating and yet nary a peep from the MF slate as to the waste and misuse of funds by their backers. So they hide behind a disingenuous veil of denial and allow the continued use of a disgusting display of a Swastika to deflect attention away for the fact that none of the three has any positive ideas about the Hoboken school system. These three are vile, simply vile, people that have no business holding any public office.

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