Thursday, November 01, 2007

Setting the record straight

Tracy Riley is the only Democrat and Female on Mt. Laurel Council. She was elected to this position by not only Democrats, but Republicans & Unaffiliated voters also. Tracy Riley is a moral, ethical person that believes truth is first and foremost in serving the residents of Mt. Laurel. Tracy Riley, while doing her job in private executive session for the taxpayers of Mt. Laurel was forthright and honest while discussing open space acquisitions. Unfortunately for Tracy, the All Male Republican council chose to twist her words and spin them into what could be construed the nastiest campaign in the 8th district ever. Tracy, not being a politician, was honest while speaking in private about a parcel of land in Mt. laurel owned by Fran Bodine’s wife, this was done in the interest of honesty and full disclosure. Tracy Riley could have stayed silent. The all male GOP wants you to believe that an honest woman like Tracy can’t be trusted. It’s pathetic that they must make up lies and distort the truth because frankly, they themselves have so much to hide.
Just ask Mr. Mouber, Mt. Laurel’s solicitor, the Mt. Laurel Republican Chair. I smell a conflict.

As for Dawn Addiego, the straws you are grasping at are pretty thin. Your fear of Tracy Riley is overriding your common sense. Glen will throw you to the wolves if you lose. Keep treading water and grasping at those make believe straws. Even a Federal Judge finds your actions despicable. “It's pretty despicable stuff,” Kugler said when Riley handed him the flier. “(Addiego) is a lawyer, and she certainly knew better.” (Talking about the terrorist flyer Source BCT) So continue to sling mud that can only come back to the GOP and their desperate attempts at winning. Tell Glen and Chris to get some new material. Bogus attacks garner law suits, will another be coming your way?

Do us a favor, stop the lies and act like a woman, not a desperate political hack. No one is buying the good old girl act anymore.

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Oops, they did it again!

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First, Dawn Marie Addiego attacks Italian-Americans (of which she is one),when she ran against Dean Buono. Now she is attacking Muslims. Freeholder Addiego, are all Muslims terrorists? You are a supposed lawyer, as such, you are sworn to uphold the U. S. Constitution. To jog your memory, in America you are innocent until proven guilty.

Tracy Riley, whom you Rudder and Haines (also a lawyer) attacked in your garbage mail piece is not a lawyer, therefore your BS statement of "If she goes to Trenton, will she really fight for tougher crime laws that could hurt her clients?" is not only misleading, but unethical and most likely libel, as you, Freeholder Addiego, County Clerk Haines & Mayor Rudder should know. Isn't one civil law suit for slander and libel enough for you Ms. Addiego?

Tracy Riley has spoken on the record that she is pro death penalty, therefore once again, you have lied to the voters with your statement of "Will she repeal death penalty laws for terrorists?"

My favorite part of your attack piece is "Now, Tracy Riley's Family's Law Firm Is Defending Him..." Really Mr. Haines? We know her mother is not a lawyer, her father was not a lawyer, her daughter is not a lawyer and Tracy herself is not a lawyer. So Addiego, Haines & Rudder must be talking about Mrs. Riley's husband; Mike Riley, whom is the only lawyer in the bunch. The only lawyer qualified to be appointed by the FEDERAL COURT SYSTEM to represent the alleged terrorist you speak of in your attack piece is Tracy's husband, Mike Riley. Ms. Addiego, you are not qualified to defend anyone, neither is Mr. Haines. You are both lawyers?... Addiego, Rudder & Haines keep padding their pensions with their County & Township jobs (like Mr. Rudder's father did for Martha Bark) and spitting out lies.

Let's add a little truth, because as we all know, the truth hurts...

Ms. Addiego has received most of her political contributions from developers (source ELEC). The truth is Freeholder Addiego "let's save the open space" is a developer herself, does Krystal Development mean anything to you Dawn. How about the Aurora (Aurora means the Dawn)room at the money sucking Indian Spring golf course you gave us. How about raising County taxes while lowering the rate and stating you've never raised taxes? We are not stupid, we can add. Your lies don't add up and we in Evesham are fed up with them.

Mr. Haines, where exactly do you live? Oh that's right, with your disabled brother whom doesn't pay property taxes. Our tax dollars certainly pay you enough money to actually buy a home and pay taxes like the rest of us.

Mr Rudder, last but never least, shall we hang on your head as you have tried to do to Tracy, through her husband, the past sins of your father. Through the BCIT with Senator Bark and her pension padding no show jobs your father made that possible? How does it feel Skippy to have mud slung at your family?

My advice to the Haines, Addiego & Rudder team is learn the Constitution you took oaths to uphold, without doing so, you are as guilty as the alleged terrorist. Your source for your attack piece was the Burlington County Times, even they think you are bogus. See their editorial below.

Politics by innuendo

Burlington County Times

The Republicans must think Burlington County voters are stupid.
How else to explain a misguided letter three GOP mayors leaked to the press this week?
In it, they challenge a candidate for state Assembly on grounds that her husband is representing a man accused in a failed terrorist plot against Fort Dix.
The heads of North Hanover, Wrightstown and New Hanover sent their letter to Tracy Riley, a Democratic councilwoman from Mount Laurel running for office in the 8th District.
It urged her to ask Michael Riley, a former Burlington County prosecutor, to withdraw from his court-appoint position as lawyer for Shain Duka.
Duka is one of six suspects in the case that came to light in May.
Five men, including the Cherry Hill resident, face life sentences if convicted of conspiracy to murder military personnel; the sixth is charged with weapons offenses that could draw 10 years in prison.
During an election in which Republicans here are being seriously challenged for the first time in decades, the mayors' missive smacks of fear and desperation.
We don't think voters are dumb. They will see through the innuendo and recognize this ploy for what it is: political maneuvering at its basest.
The mayors represent towns near Fort Dix. Their letter not only seeks Michael Riley's abandonment of the case, it also asks Tracy Riley — who works at her husband's firm — how she feels about such topics as abolishing the death penalty and cracking down on illegal immigration.
“... We feel it's imperative you answer some questions about how your penchant for defending lowlifes like this would affect decisions you make in the Legislature,” the letter read in part.

Mayor Lou DeLorenzo of North Hanover said he sent the letter to Riley and area newspapers from a fax machine at the North Hanover Municipal Building.
That means it went out on the taxpayers' dime.
His explanations that the letter represents public business on behalf of township residents ring hollow.
It's impossible to conclude this move doesn't play into the campaign plans of 8th District GOP candidates Phil Haines, Dawn Marie Addiego and Scott Rudder, who quickly issued a statement saying they agree with the mayors.
A fourth area mayor whose town is near Fort Dix was left out of the loop when it came to drafting the letter,
That would be Mayor David Patriarca of Pemberton Township. He's a Democrat.
The exclusion was an oversight, Mayor DeLorenzo said.
Pretty convenient one, we say.
Two points to remember in the fog of political war are the Constitution guarantees legal representation to every accused, no matter how heinous the crime, and a defense attorney has the absolute right to defend any client.
Trying to smear Tracy Riley because her husband is carrying out his country's constitutional mandate is a foolhardy tactic on the part of the mayors — and the Republican organization backing them.
“Quite frankly, these mayors need a civics lesson on what the Constitution provides,” said Joe Pinto, president of the Burlington County Bar Association.
They could also use a refresher in campaigning with integrity.

My opinion on the alleged terrorist, if found to be guilty, give them the death penalty or better yet, kill them and save the taxpayers money. An eye for an eye.

Saturday, January 06, 2007

Simply Amazing

Okay, I thought it was pathetic that a GOP endorsed PAC was pushing turf fields for the Lenape Regional District, now we have this little gem to add to the unbelievable gall of the Evesham Twp. Local School District. Before I give my commentary, I will show you what the Evesham Local School District sent out to parents via e-mail:

----- Original Message -----
From: Smith Jeanne
Sent: Wednesday, January 03, 2007 2:46 PM
Subject: Request for action on pending legislation
Hello everyone,
On the 8th of January, the state Senate is expected to continue its debate and vote on new legislation designed to reform the state's school systems and lower property taxes. The flyer below describes this process and invites you to voice your opinion to the key political leaders who are dealing with this legislation. Please read it and consider making a phone call or dropping an e-mail to attempt to effect an outcome that is beneficial to our children and our schools rather than the proposals presently on the table. Thank you.


On January 8th, the New Jersey legislature is preparing to vote on proposals they believe will reduce property taxes for New JerseyÂ’s homeowners.

These bills fail to address a major cause of high property taxes: inadequate state aid given to schools. Less than 22% of the Evesham Township School budget is state funded; the rest of the funds necessary to maintain our programs and services are borne by your local property taxes.

One of the bills currently being considered is:

A4/S10 – This bill will give county superintendents enhanced authority over local budgets and out-of district placements. This would undermine local citizens’ control of their public schools.

This bill would also require districts to consolidate elementary-only district and secondary-only districts into kindergarten through twelfth grade school systems throughout the State. If this law is passed, for example, it could potentially combine all local elementary school districts in the Lenape Regional District to form one large K to 12 district. This would also happen across the state.

This bill would limit the ability of school districts to maintain, expand or create new programs that would benefit our students.

To let your voice be heard regarding pending legislation that may impact our schools, your childrens future and your rights for control of what is happening in your community, please contact your legislators before January 8, 2007 when they reconvene.

Please call or email your legislators:

Senator Richard Codey
Assemblyman Larry Chatzidakis
Assemblyman Herbert Conaway, Jr.
Assemblyman Francis Bodine
Assemblyman Jack Connors
Assemblyman Joseph Roberts

You can also send your comments to: or fax them to (609) 777-2077
(Sample wording for call or e-mail): Hello Senator or Assemblyman ________
I am a parent from the Evesham Township School District. I am calling to voice my opinion on bill A4 / S10. (I urge you to not support this or any other bill that would hurt my child(ren) or school district). Instead, please focus your efforts on developing a new funding formula for public education that is fair, equitable to all districts, and fully funded.
(You may also want to leave your name and phone number)
Jeanne R. Smith
Public Information Officer
Evesham Township School District
856-983-1800 x 5030
856-983-2939 (Fax)

I won't bore you with the 84 page bill, S10/A4, but here it is if you would like to read it:

Here is the Leglislatures Synopsis:
SENATE, No. 10

I am torked that a school district would direct anyone to vote for or against something, especially if the school district has a vested interest in this not happening.

Why is the school worried? Maybe redundant jobs will be eliminated ie: Principals, Vice Principal, Superintendents etc. That is a good thing for the tax payers.

Making the fire budget elections move to Nov. is an outstanding idea. Does everyone know that the fire election is held in February now? No, would probably be the answer. Budget increases to the current budget aren't exactly announced to the tax payer, let alone the February voting date.

Yeah, I'm furious that the Government wants to "encourage the financial accountability of local units of government through empowering citizens, reducing waste and duplicative services, clearing legal hurdles to shared services and consolidation, and supplementing, amending, and repealing sections of statutory law." They should all be flogged!

Seriously now, I have a huge issue with Ms. Smith, under the direction of the school Administration and if this is not the case, she should, at the very least be reprimanded for directing parents on how to think and feel, especially for going as far as including "sample wording". The use of school computers on school time, to urge parents to lobby their legislators to vote down something that will ultimately help tax payers in the long run is just wrong!
A recall of the first e-mail was sent out and here it is:

----- Original Message -----
From: "Smith Jeanne" <>
Sent: Thursday, January 04, 2007 12:26
Subject: Recall:
Request for action on pending legislation Smith Jeanne would like to recall the message, "Request for action on pending legislation".

Sorry folks, the damage was already done, sorry doesn't help after you kill a person. I will be contactig my legislators and showing my SUPPORT for the bill.