Soprano State: The Movie

The Magazzu grip on power in the county seems to be going out with a fizzle instead of a bang.  He seems to be just fading away.  It’s interesting to view county politics in perspective of the state as a whole.  Looks as if there is a “Soprano State” film now…wonder where it can be viewed.  Certainly the state’s corruption centers (Newark, Camden) bleed out into surrounding areas.  The Norcross machine has, via Magazzu, extended its reach into Cumberland County.  One thing really bothers me in this trailer, something that undermines the credibility of the film.  Once reporters start misusing statistics to influence the audience, they lose my trust.  I’m talking about the statement that NJ has 81 government employees per square mile, compared to 6 on average in the country.  As one one poster notes:

NJ of course has the highest population density of the country (1,134/sq mi, compared to 83/sq mi in the USA as a whole). That’s more than 13.66 times the national average. 13.66 × 6 (govt worker per sq mile on avg for the country) = 82 govt worker per square mile if the USA as a whole had the same population density as NJ.

Looks as if the intent here is to use statistics to mislead, and people don’t really question this stuff.

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7 Responses to Soprano State: The Movie

  1. whatever says:

    Has the Magazzu tyranny come to an end? Is this ego maniac leaving the County for good? Rumor has it his days as the Chairman are numbered and that party members are turning their backs on his failed leadership policies? Can Cumberland residents and good Democrats finally see the light? What a dark ride it’s been with Magazzu.

  2. Hang 'em High says:

    Don’t count on it until it happens – He is being quiet but I doubt he’s silent.

  3. whatever says:

    DJ says Whelan NOT holding public sessions for budget hearings. Why the secrecy? Thought last year that Magazzoot held them? Seems strange to me. Rumor has Magazzu permanately leaving area, could the County be so lucky? Nothing to keep him here at this point in his life?

  4. whatever says:

    Mighty quiet on this site lately. Is Phooey Louie behaving? Or is just the calm before the storm? Perhaps the site is no longer needed?

  5. Guess-Who says:

    It’s all about Solar Energy & some SUNSHINE & OPRA!

  6. whatever says:

    “And let there be light” Amen!

  7. Hang 'em High says:

    Guess Lou is completely gone – nothing new on this site in weeks????

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