Kooky Curley calls for massive County spending increase
Disgraced Freeholder John P. Curley invoked Hubert Humphrey, Mark Twain, his father, brother, mother and God yesterday in a bizarre battle cry against his fellow freeholders and Monmouth County Republican Chairman Shaun Golden during the County’s annual Reorganization Meeting at Biotechnology High School in Freehold Township.
The audience clapped politely at the end of the rant while Curley glared at Golden who was sitting in the front row.
Missing from the audience was the small troop of supporters who showed up wearing I Stand With John Curley stickers at the Special Meeting last month when the absent Curley was Censured and Reprimanded for sexually harassing County employees and other atrocious behavior.
Curley missed the mark in invoking former Vice President Humphrey. In opening his rant, Curley said something about it being peachy to be here. If Humphrey ever said that in public, it is missing from google searches.
Humphrey’s 1965 quote from an address to the National Student Council would have been more appropriate:
“The right to be heard does not automatically include the right to be taken seriously.”
“Reports of my death are greatly exaggerated,” the ferocious freeholder said quoting Twain.
“If you wanted to pick a fight, don’t pick a fight with a Curley because you’re going to get one,” he said quoting his father and brother.
Curley complained that his fellow freeholders stripped him of his duties as liaison to Brookdale Community College, the Fire Marshall/Fire Academy, the Board of Health and the Division of Aging, Disabilities and Veterans Services, “without my knowledge or consent.”
“I can only surmise my fellow freeholders are choosing to retaliate against me for challenging action which I believe warranted challenging and having asserted my own rights as a freeholder and a citizen of the United States of America,” Curley said as an obvious reference to the federal lawsuit he filed against the freeholders and Monmouth County’s taxpayers.
In his suit, Curley is arguing that he has a Constitutional right to address County employees and constituents as he sees fit, but that the other freeholders are violating his civil rights by censuring and reprimanding him for calling female County employees c*nts and bitches, referring to gay County employees as faggots and queers, making sexual and vulgar comments to a fellow elected official at a public event, publicly criticizing County employees in the presence of other employees, and offering to teach a teenager “how to sweat a pipe.”
Curley interrupted his prepared remarks twice to sarcastically chide his fellow freeholders. “Thank you for attention freeholders,” and “once again, freeholders, thank you for your full attention.”
After spending several minutes reciting a litany of accomplishments of the County departments he formerly liaised and exaggerating his role in those accomplishments, Kooky Curley called for salary increases for all county employees.
In closing his rant, Curley invoked the memory of his late mother:
“My mother always said, ‘Each and every person must answer to their own god.’ And she was so right. Because there are plenty of people who will answer in the end to their own god.”