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If It Looks Like A Pass-Through

And quacks like a pass-through….




It’s a pass-through.

(Maybe the $300 left over was the handling charge.)


  1. Anonymous wrote:

    This makes me sick! And they have gotten away with it all! He should pay! Not the taxpayers!

    Sunday, February 10, 2019 at 9:59 am | Permalink
  2. Anonymous wrote:

    Quackers. That duck walk is the clearest conflict of influence in Monmouth County.

    How to get business without really earning it example of pass through influence donations.

    Sunday, February 10, 2019 at 10:25 am | Permalink
  3. Guest wrote:

    After all, this is The Soprano State.

    Sunday, February 10, 2019 at 11:42 am | Permalink
  4. Anonymous wrote:

    Send to Bob Ingle

    Sunday, February 10, 2019 at 3:54 pm | Permalink
  5. Capt Obvious wrote:

    Title: The Patronage Family
    Starring: Matt Doherty, Jen Nickolay, B. McGovern, and Introducing Tom Brennan as the ‘newbie’.

    Scene One: Matt’s dimly lit office. The crew is discussing how to get more money to Maser Engineering without arousing suspicion from ‘The Element’

    Tom- Um didn’t we already pay Maser for the work that they did?

    (Matt glances impatiently to a shadowy figure standing in the dark corner. The figure suddenly darts from the shadows and grabs Tom by the shoulder)

    Colleen- Let’s go Mr Brennan, I want you to show me the type of tambourines we should buy for the upcoming political event.

    Tom ( although startled, quickly recovers at the thought of picking out tambourines and leaves the room)

    Matt (waiting til he’s gone)- Ok you two. I need to get Maser more money. I am leaving soon for the job of, um (looks down at a piece of paper he’s holding) Director of the, um, Division of Motor…wait! that’s not it. Oh why can’t I ever remember this job I’m getting. Oh yea, here it is, Atlantic City Business developing guy…or something like that. Anyway, I owe people. So, ideas?

    Jen (lets out a nervous giggle) Oh Matt, do you really have to stop being Mayor? Can’t you do both? I mean most small town Mayors have regular jobs while they serve. Plus you still have several months left in your term.

    Brian (whos already been told by Matt that he will me the next Mayor) Jen Jen Jen. Sweet Jen. Matt has made his decision and that’s that. Don’t you want him to be happy? You don’t want him to be happy?

    Jen (blushing and pretending to fight back crocodile tears)Oh Brian. You are right like always. You really should have the brand new free gym named after you.

    Brian (smiles and then loses himself in thoughts of a “Brian McGovern Gym”)

    Matt- C’mon guys, we gotta think.(by now Colleen has re-entered the room)

    Coleen- Hey boss, why don’t just let Maser bill us more for the out flow pipe in Lake Como? It’s a government funded project anyway. We’ll just just do some change orders, you know, streetscape or beautification projects blah blah blah whatever and, presto, we write ’em a check.

    Matt- That’s genius

    Brian and Jen look at each other and share a moment of conscience. But as soon as it appears, it’s gone.

    Matt- Colleen I could kiss you, if I wasn’t contractually obligated not to do so.

    Colleen (blushing) Yup, maggie thinks of everything

    Matt- Ok, it’s settled. We pay Maser, Maser pays us. Done

    Colleen- Well, it’s a little more complicated than that but I’ll handle the details. And trust me folks- no one in this backwater burg will ever know

    All four let out a sinister laugh

    Tom (re emerges with a box of tambourines)-Hey who’s up for a drum circle?

    Matt, Jen, Brian, Coleen (together) Oh Tom!

    They all laugh hysterically.

    End scene

    Tuesday, February 12, 2019 at 8:34 am | Permalink
  6. Anonymous wrote:

    Capt. O, where have you been?? We miss your inside stories. Who is your source??

    Tuesday, February 12, 2019 at 11:02 am | Permalink
  7. anonymous wrote:

    That was hilarious! And sadly probably true

    Tuesday, February 12, 2019 at 11:23 am | Permalink
  8. Eugene R Creamer wrote:

    Scene Two is going south …

    Tuesday, February 12, 2019 at 11:29 am | Permalink
  9. Tom Dilberger wrote:

    May the Lord protect our mayor because if anything happened to him, that numbskull,tb (I mean that only in the best way of course) would be acting mayor.

    Tuesday, February 12, 2019 at 12:07 pm | Permalink
  10. Anonymous wrote:

    Tommy Me boy is now the mouthpiece for the council, although unauthorized.

    Tuesday, February 12, 2019 at 2:04 pm | Permalink
  11. admin wrote:

    He won by 2 votes.

    Tuesday, February 12, 2019 at 2:08 pm | Permalink
  12. Katrina wrote:

    Those pesky mail in ballots. Isn’t it nice to know that following directions on official paperwork is no longer necessary. ⭕️ or X, who cares. Kinda like “shaken not stirred”.
    Unless of course you’re the conservative.

    Tuesday, February 12, 2019 at 5:04 pm | Permalink

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