We like Rodney Frelinghuysen because, unlike Bill Clinton and George W. Bush, he didn't try any bullshit, got drafted into the United States Army, and served in Vietnam. That qualification alone carries him far in our book.
Recently a few slacker reporters have been testing their manhood, trying to compare their bonafides with those of Rodney Frelinghuysen. You can smell these guys a mile off. They smell of play. The perfumed sweat of exertion done, not through gritty work, but the kind you get running on a trail, paddling on a lake, playing with some balls.
The person these reporters are openly promoting -- "La Pasionaria" of their shameless pantomime -- is a lawyer and bank executive named Saily Avelenda.
The sweet smelling boys covering her consistently neglect to provide their readers with Ms. Avelenda's full title: Senior Vice President and Assistant General Counsel of a bank. Yes, a fully-fledged member of the one percent! Before landing her latest job with Lakeland Bank, in 2010, Ms. Avelenda was general counsel for Hann Financial Service Company, and was a vice president and counsel for Hudson United Bank.
If you read, for instance, the New Jersey Herald articles written by David Danzis, you come away with the impression that our "La Pasionaria" is just an average employee. In fact, Ms. Saily Avelenda is the part-owner of her own Super-PAC!
We shit you not. Saily Avelenda owns and operates her own Super-PAC with GOOGLE multi-millionaire Jonathan Bellack. Bellack uses his vast wealth to shout down working class voters who can't throw the kind of money around that he can. While most people worry about their kids' college tuition, property taxes, and staying out of foreclosure, Bellack uses his money to select those who tell everyone else how to live.
Bellack is so stinking rich that he can afford to spend $33,400 on a single dinner ticket, just to hang out with Barack Obama. $33,400 is what the average working American pays for a new car if they can afford it. Hey, can you afford it? Thought as much.
Now for a word from the great George Carlin.
Carlin is right. The education establishment sucks. The establishment media sucks. And GOOGLE -- the richest corporation in the world -- sucks! GOOGLE already exercises a creepy corporate control over too much in our daily lives, but they want more. Not only does GOOGLE off-shore what should be American jobs to low-paid sweatshops overseas, GOOGLE off-shores its profits to avoid paying taxes to the United States of America. GOOGLE, corporate lawyers, lobbyists, corporate executives, bankers, one percenters, owners of SUPER-PACs... This is what your Democrats have become.
They complain about Trump when they damned well know they gave us Trump when they cut off Bernie's nuts. For once, the "obedient workers" refused to do as they were told and rebelled against allowing the corporate establishment and their media to anoint "Big Mama."
Ever since, "La Pasionaria" and her GOOGLE friends have been suffering from a kind of PTSD -- no, not the kind you got from Vietnam -- but a hothouse flower variety picked up by those effete types who have had their asses powdered for far too long. Too long, but no more, for like all one percenters, the owners of this Super-PAC have a record too.
We'd like Ms. Saily Avelenda to examine with us the policy positions lobbied for by the corporations who paid her so handsomely. We'd like her to tell us if she showed any compassion at all for those displaced, forced into foreclosure, made homeless by those policies and/or subsequent actions of the corporations she served.
We'd enjoy debating Ms. Saily Avelenda or Mr. GOOGLE himself -- Jonathan Bellack -- about the need for Super-PACs in our already corrupt political environment. We would enjoy a back-and-forth with these two walking, talking advertisements for Citizens United... and all the rest of what is wrong with our political process.