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October   7

Even the Meter Maid Figured it Out


1. Hush-hush fundraising party tonight with John Edwards in Montclair tonight.

2. Police EMERGENCY-NO PARKING signs going up on Erwin Park Rd. Parking banned 4-10:30 pm

3. Steve Plofker, asked if he's hosting the party: "No comment."

UPDATE: A friend writes to tell us that the Plofker-Brown fundraiser is $25,000 a plate. Yipes! What are they serving for that kind of money? Dick Cheney's testicles?

October 7, 2004 in Buzz | Permalink


Smart meter maid. Yeah, what you want to do is staple the sign up, first, and then try to write the hours on it!

Posted by: Gonzo Journalist | Oct 7, 2004 12:16:20 PM


Not her fault. She had to go back out and finish a job that hadn't been done right.

The Barista

Posted by: The Barista | Oct 7, 2004 12:18:04 PM

Why is there an "Emergency" and no parking allowed (where parking is *usually* allowed)??

Posted by: Confused Citizen | Oct 7, 2004 12:28:03 PM

"emergency" sounds about right to me!

Word has it they will be selling the new Edwards Hummel at the fundraiser.


Posted by: Right of Center | Oct 7, 2004 1:09:58 PM

oops. wrong url:


Posted by: Right of center | Oct 7, 2004 1:11:26 PM

I'm confused. Is it an emergency that Edwards is coming to town or that we will be in a "state of emergency" if Kerry/Edwards win?

Posted by: Miss Martta | Oct 7, 2004 1:30:28 PM


Posted by: Right of Center | Oct 7, 2004 1:38:55 PM

Dick cheney's testicles!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Posted by: GC | Oct 7, 2004 3:27:58 PM

$25k! those must be *some* testicles!

Poor Bill was giving 'em away free!

Posted by: Right of Center | Oct 7, 2004 3:46:50 PM

It's a condition known as all potatoes and no meat.

Posted by: planet43 | Oct 7, 2004 4:16:22 PM

Some people's noses grow longer when they tell lies - for Dick Cheney I guess it must be his testicles. Hence, the $25,000 a plate.

Posted by: Todd | Oct 7, 2004 5:09:54 PM

I wonder if an episode of "Fear Factor" is being taped there tonight.

Posted by: Chris | Oct 7, 2004 5:35:22 PM

once again, we have a Hobson's choice: which loser is less evil. How can we expect our children to believe politics is anything less than the most vile act of humankind given Clinton's malfeasance, Bush's misfeasance and McGreevey's [insert here and here and here]...

Posted by: Romeo | Oct 8, 2004 12:57:41 AM

Insert what into McGreevey's what?

Posted by: Confused Citizen | Oct 8, 2004 1:03:44 AM

"How can we expect our children to believe politics is anything less than the most vile act of humankind ..."

Has it ever been any different throughout history? Have I missed something?

Posted by: Miss Martta | Oct 8, 2004 9:49:40 AM

The difference is, candidates used to tell us why to vote FOR THEM. Now all they do is tell us why to NOT vote for the OTHER GUY.

I have yet to figure out what Kerry is running on other than "I'm not George Bush." OK, great, now explain to me why I would wanna vote for you Lurch.

Posted by: Rock Me | Oct 8, 2004 12:38:08 PM

> OK, great, now explain to me why I would wanna vote for you Lurch.

Your summing up your comments with a crack about the candidate's physical appearance tells me you probably wouldn't listen to any of the multitude of good reasons to vote for Kerry, so why don't you do your own homework?

Posted by: Chris | Oct 8, 2004 2:48:10 PM

The best reason to vote for Kerry IS
that he's not bush!

Anybody but bush...!

Posted by: Gonzo Journalist | Oct 9, 2004 1:20:47 AM

Is the rumor true that at the Plofker party everyone was forced to stand around in 10 groups, in a far too-small room, with their backsides facing out at everyone else? And Plofker said it was the only way they could stand, and anyone who objected was being "unrealistic," including his neighbors?
"Hold a fundraiser yourself, spend your own money," he was reported to have said. "This is my house and I can do what I want!"

Posted by: Martin | Oct 9, 2004 5:51:06 PM

Don't worry Martin. Such is the political activism of our little berg, that I am sure that some local folk who know nothing about politics, fund raising or even voting will soon show up (now that the event is over and there is noting possibly left to do) to tell him HOW he should conduct HIS political affairs!

Posted by: Right of Center | Oct 9, 2004 8:39:07 PM

Touche, ROC.... and very clever I might add!!!

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