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2012-05-25 09:26:33 AM
Not to excuse this, of course, but if you think this is the worst a NJ politician can do, you don't know Jersey.
 
2012-05-25 09:51:22 AM
That's not going to help your chances.
 
2012-05-25 10:01:07 AM

I_Am_Weasel: That's not going to help your chances.


I would argue it depends on what town he's running in. This might fly in South Plainfield.

/gramps was chief of police
 
2012-05-25 10:02:19 AM
Is he still technically Mayor? I love when Mayors are arrested but are still Mayor. Detroit, DC, I'm looking at you.
 
2012-05-25 10:17:06 AM
Was only behind one proxy.
 
2012-05-25 10:49:43 AM
The mayor of a small New Jersey hamlet has been arrested

West New York, NJ may be small but I would never use the term hamlet to describe it.
 
2012-05-25 10:50:14 AM
We call that Tuesday around here.

Kwame K is still walking around a free man.
 
2012-05-25 11:36:57 AM
I think the mayor just lost his recall election....
 
2012-05-25 12:00:55 PM
Let me guess:

1. He is a democrat
2. The article doesn't mention that
 
2012-05-25 12:03:14 PM
Remember, I am in the Army with many friends.

tenpoundsofcheese: Let me guess:

1. He is a democrat
2. The article doesn't mention that


Christ, chill out a bit. Your blood pressure will thank you.

i.huffpost.com

Also from the comments:

I'm not sure why anyone is worried about the affiliation of the former Mayor of West New York, NJ but it is a bit off to call him a Democrat. He calls himself an "independent conservative democrat" whatever that means, supports Chris Christie, and ran as an Independent (the Democrat in the race was the incumbent ousted by him)
 
2012-05-25 12:03:40 PM

tenpoundsofcheese: Let me guess:

1. He is a democrat
2. The article doesn't mention that


Never let an opportunity to slam a Democrat slip!

Your humorless vigilance is to be commended. Keep fighting the good fight, persecuted dude!
 
2012-05-25 12:05:49 PM

Walker: Is he still technically Mayor? I love when Mayors are arrested but are still Mayor. Detroit, DC, I'm looking at you.


If you could remove a mayor by arresting them, then the mayor would end up be working for the cops.
 
2012-05-25 12:06:17 PM

StreetlightInTheGhetto: Remember, I am in the Army with many friends.

tenpoundsofcheese: Let me guess:

1. He is a democrat
2. The article doesn't mention that

Christ, chill out a bit. Your blood pressure will thank you.

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Also from the comments:

I'm not sure why anyone is worried about the affiliation of the former Mayor of West New York, NJ but it is a bit off to call him a Democrat. He calls himself an "independent conservative democrat" whatever that means, supports Chris Christie, and ran as an Independent (the Democrat in the race was the incumbent ousted by him)


Oh, so he's a "fake democrat". We have those on the ballots here in WI, courtesy of the KochGOP.
 
2012-05-25 12:08:51 PM
If only WI could be so lucky.
 
2012-05-25 12:09:51 PM

Walker: Is he still technically Mayor? I love when Mayors are arrested but are still Mayor. Detroit, DC, I'm looking at you.


Heh, don't forget Buddy Cianci...
 
2012-05-25 12:09:54 PM

Weaver95: I think the mayor just lost his recall election....


He could have been smart about it, but doesn't look like he's capable of that:

Following the shutdown, Mayor Roque used the messages retrieved from the compromised accounts to identify the people who ran and supported it. On February 9, he used his iPhone to call the Hudson County (New Jersey) government official, identified in the criminal complaint as Victim 1, who had anonymously established the recall website. The older Roque then claimed to have proof that the official was involved with the site.

"Mayor Roque stated that he, the Mayor, had a friend in high levels of government who had shut the Recall Website down," the complaint alleged. "According to Victim 1, Mayor Roque stated that everyone would pay for getting involved against him."


Dumbass.

Doc_Gerbil: We call that Tuesday around here.

Kwame K is still walking around a free man.


He did actually go to jail, you know.

Twice, IIRC.

Should've been in there a f--k of a lot longer, but he did.

Also, he has ANOTHER trial in September that could bring in another 30 years.

/crossing my fingers
//here, have a Kilpatrick Daily Show clip
///laughing makes the pain hurt less
 
2012-05-25 12:12:09 PM

GoBadgers: Oh, so he's a "fake democrat". We have those on the ballots here in WI, courtesy of the KochGOP.


Eh, I don't know anything about him. He could just be the equivalent of a RINO. We have honest Dems who run as Indies around here because it's taken for granted that a Republican will never win the general election. And they set the primary for the summer when no one's around.

But he's not in line with the party, that's for sure. Ousting an incumbent from a party tends not to win you any supporters with the party.
 
2012-05-25 12:12:14 PM
Corruption? In New Jersey?

Whoda thunk it?
 
2012-05-25 12:13:54 PM

Diogenes: Not to excuse this, of course, but if you think this is the worst a NJ politician can do, you don't know Jersey.


THIS. In NJ, this is like jaywalking.

Seriously, look at how many officials in neighboring towns have been indicted. If that's the worst he'll do, he's a keeper.
 
2012-05-25 12:21:01 PM

Walker: Is he still technically Mayor? I love when Mayors are arrested but are still Mayor. Detroit, DC, I'm looking at you.


That's not news. Innocent until proven guilty, etc.

What's farked is when they're elected while in prison.
 
2012-05-25 12:21:05 PM

StreetlightInTheGhetto: GoBadgers: Oh, so he's a "fake democrat". We have those on the ballots here in WI, courtesy of the KochGOP.

Eh, I don't know anything about him. He could just be the equivalent of a RINO.


I think the acronym you're looking for is DINO.

/the "INO" suffix is surprisingly useful when discussing political views
 
2012-05-25 12:23:18 PM
I guess they've both gone Roque??
 
2012-05-25 12:25:56 PM

anfrind: StreetlightInTheGhetto: GoBadgers: Oh, so he's a "fake democrat". We have those on the ballots here in WI, courtesy of the KochGOP.

Eh, I don't know anything about him. He could just be the equivalent of a RINO.

I think the acronym you're looking for is DINO.

/the "INO" suffix is surprisingly useful when discussing political views


Eh, I avoided it because it's stupid to begin with and while (prove me wrong, someone, I probably am) I've heard Republicans saying RINO like crazy (usually about Republicans I respect, like Snowe and Teddy Roosevelt) I've never actually heard DINO being used often or at all.
 
2012-05-25 12:28:22 PM
we prefer our politicians with a thick veneer of scum on them. they get all shiny when it rains, and it really is quite pretty.
 
2012-05-25 12:30:45 PM
Dude! He hacked the Gibson.
 
2012-05-25 12:34:13 PM
I read in another article that his son figured out how to take control of the Go-Daddy account by reading a how to he found on the internet. I've never looked for anything like this on the internet, so my question is do these how to manuals of hacking and other nefarious activities that you can find on the internet also explain to you how easy it is for these activities to be tracked back to your IP? And if they do, do they tell you how to keep from having these activities tracked back to your IP? Because if they did these two sure did skip that section.
 
2012-05-25 12:35:00 PM

StreetlightInTheGhetto: Eh, I avoided it because it's stupid to begin with and while (prove me wrong, someone, I probably am) I've heard Republicans saying RINO like crazy (usually about Republicans I respect, like Snowe and Teddy Roosevelt) I've never actually heard DINO being used often or at all.


That's because the term for DINO is Blue Dog and they've been around and accepted for years.

Democrats aren't as lockstep as the Republicans, so the term DINO has never had as much sticking power. You might piss and moan about the Blue Dogs or Nelson, but they don't try to oust them.
 
2012-05-25 12:35:40 PM

StreetlightInTheGhetto: anfrind: StreetlightInTheGhetto: GoBadgers: Oh, so he's a "fake democrat". We have those on the ballots here in WI, courtesy of the KochGOP.

Eh, I don't know anything about him. He could just be the equivalent of a RINO.

I think the acronym you're looking for is DINO.

/the "INO" suffix is surprisingly useful when discussing political views

Eh, I avoided it because it's stupid to begin with and while (prove me wrong, someone, I probably am) I've heard Republicans saying RINO like crazy (usually about Republicans I respect, like Snowe and Teddy Roosevelt) I've never actually heard DINO being used often or at all.


Because they are much rarer. Conservatives are in an epic struggle where the extremist douches are trying to purge the moderates who they call RINOs. Democrats are happy that they still have the most common "DINO", the Blue Dogs, and aren't casting them away or even bothering to label them "DINO" very much.
 
2012-05-25 12:36:06 PM

KrispyKritter: we prefer our politicians with a thick veneer of scum on them. they get all shiny when it rains, and it really is quite pretty.


Once algae bio-diesel becomes more efficient, this will come in handy. Well done on your forward-thinking ways, citizen.
 
2012-05-25 12:36:27 PM
"Pauly, I want you should get on the phone to Nunzio and have his computer boy kid fix something for me."
 
2012-05-25 12:36:40 PM
1337
 
2012-05-25 12:37:53 PM
A corrupt Hudson County mayor who is a Democrat? Holy crap, stop the presses.


Walker: Is he still technically Mayor? I love when Mayors are arrested but are still Mayor. Detroit, DC, I'm looking at you.


I live in the next town over. Our last mayor was in office for 5 days before the FBI caught him taking, literally, sacks full of cash in bribes in a diner parking lot.

He remained our mayor for a few weeks until he resigned. Then the head of the city council became acting mayor, who was, coincidentally, the person he destroyed in the election to become mayor. We then had a special election, which the acting mayor came in second in, but the person who came in first didn't have enough votes to avoid a runoff.

So we had a FOURTH election in as many months, which she finally did win, with like, 20% turnout of the town.

Don't worry though, the mayor taking sacks full of money did about 6 months in jail for it at the end of the day, and is now back to work for the democratic party.
 
2012-05-25 12:41:14 PM
nedroid.com
 
2012-05-25 12:43:42 PM

LandStander: The mayor of a small New Jersey hamlet has been arrested

West New York, NJ may be small but I would never use the term hamlet to describe it.


Well, something is certainly rotten there.
 
2012-05-25 12:46:03 PM
that's not hacking.
 
2012-05-25 12:47:20 PM

Citrate1007: If only WI could be so lucky.


Yeah, Walker's not worried about the recall election at all.
 
2012-05-25 12:48:12 PM

Vast and Trunkless: LandStander: The mayor of a small New Jersey hamlet has been arrested

West New York, NJ may be small but I would never use the term hamlet to describe it.

Well, something is certainly rotten there.


yea the whole state
 
2012-05-25 12:48:48 PM

tenpoundsofcheese: Let me guess:

1. He is a democrat
2. The article doesn't mention that


Give that poor pile of bloody feathers a break why don't you.
 
2012-05-25 12:49:14 PM

StreetlightInTheGhetto: Remember, I am in the Army with many friends.

tenpoundsofcheese: Let me guess:

1. He is a democrat
2. The article doesn't mention that

Christ, chill out a bit. Your blood pressure will thank you.



Also from the comments:

I'm not sure why anyone is worried about the affiliation of the former Mayor of West New York, NJ but it is a bit off to call him a Democrat. He calls himself an "independent conservative democrat" whatever that means, supports Chris Christie, and ran as an Independent (the Democrat in the race was the incumbent ousted by him)


Do we suppose he was a McCain Democrat?
 
2012-05-25 12:51:05 PM

BMulligan: StreetlightInTheGhetto: Remember, I am in the Army with many friends.

tenpoundsofcheese: Let me guess:

1. He is a democrat
2. The article doesn't mention that

Christ, chill out a bit. Your blood pressure will thank you.



Also from the comments:

I'm not sure why anyone is worried about the affiliation of the former Mayor of West New York, NJ but it is a bit off to call him a Democrat. He calls himself an "independent conservative democrat" whatever that means, supports Chris Christie, and ran as an Independent (the Democrat in the race was the incumbent ousted by him)

Do we suppose he was a McCain Democrat?


The republicans don't even bother running people in local elections up here. They usually just throw the name of the president of the young republican's club or someone similar on the ballot just so they can keep their spot, but won't actually run a campaign behind them.
 
2012-05-25 12:58:19 PM

EighthDay: That's because the term for DINO is Blue Dog and they've been around and accepted for years.

Democrats aren't as lockstep as the Republicans, so the term DINO has never had as much sticking power. You might piss and moan about the Blue Dogs or Nelson, but they don't try to oust them.


Lieberman was called a DINO often during the Bush era, before he became an Independent (because he lost the Democratic primary).
 
2012-05-25 01:28:50 PM

shivashakti: Lieberman was called a DINO often during the Bush era, before he became an Independent (because he lost the Democratic primary).


Lieberman is more of an exception than the general rule and his problems were more because of his ties to Bush than to his overall policies. 2006 and 2008 had a lot of anti-Bush sentiment, as opposed to anti-conservative sentiment. Hence why the Blue Dogs did so well in those cycles.

Otherwise, the Dems wouldn't be pushing so hard for a moderate conservative like Kerrey in Nebraska this cycle.
 
2012-05-25 01:44:12 PM

EighthDay: Lieberman is more of an exception than the general rule and his problems were more because of his ties to Bush than to his overall policies. 2006 and 2008 had a lot of anti-Bush sentiment, as opposed to anti-conservative sentiment. Hence why the Blue Dogs did so well in those cycles.

Otherwise, the Dems wouldn't be pushing so hard for a moderate conservative like Kerrey in Nebraska this cycle.


A lot of the backlash against Lieberman had to do with his fierce support for the War in Iraq. Once no WMDs were found, and America realized it was not going to be a quick and easy war, support turned away slowly, but dramatically. Particularly after Bush got his second term and the AMERICA AMERICA RAH-RAH-RAH attitude of 9/11 began to become more reasonable and reasoned.
 
2012-05-25 01:46:45 PM

shivashakti: A lot of the backlash against Lieberman had to do with his fierce support for the War in Iraq.


And campaigning for McCain.
 
2012-05-25 01:54:09 PM

tenpoundsofcheese: Let me guess:

1. He is a democrat
2. The article doesn't mention that


It's Hudson County. They're all Democrats. Even the Republicans.
 
2012-05-25 02:01:49 PM

Diogenes: I would argue it depends on what town he's running in. This might fly in South Plainfield.

/gramps was chief of police



Is that why I have you favorited...? I grue up in S. P-Funk.

Recalls are more of a Perth Amboy thing, anyway.
 
2012-05-25 02:06:05 PM

poot_rootbeer: Diogenes: I would argue it depends on what town he's running in. This might fly in South Plainfield.

/gramps was chief of police


Is that why I have you favorited...? I grue up in S. P-Funk.

Recalls are more of a Perth Amboy thing, anyway.


I was born in New Brunswick and lived in Piscataway until I was 8. Dad grew up in SP and my grandparents lived there until they died. Gramps was Chief during the riots. His attitudes on race were....unsurprising.

Mom's family was from Stirling, Basking Ridge, Morristown area.

After Piscataway we moved to High Bridge, then ultimately to Alexandria Township/Milford until I left for college.

But you have me favorited because I'm an awesome farking dude ;-)
 
2012-05-25 02:07:13 PM

EbolaNYC: tenpoundsofcheese: Let me guess:

1. He is a democrat
2. The article doesn't mention that

It's Hudson County. They're all Democrats. Even the Republicans.


I am not sure that all the readers of ars technica know that.
 
2012-05-25 02:33:54 PM
The NYTimes article has a link to the complaint. It's worth reading. I thought the Anonymous script kiddies were bad, but this is like the dumbest hack ever.
 
2012-05-25 02:34:28 PM
Wait, are you telling me that this retarded f*ck hacked a GoDaddy website by Googling "hacking a Go Daddy Site"?

I knew a bunch of syphilitic monkeys ran GoDaddy, but for f*cks sake...
 
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