“Over There”
Nov 18, 2012 | 4179 views | 1 1 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend | print

Dear Editor:

The songs written during war times always fascinate me. They captured a point in time placing a musical beat to it. One particular song popular during Word War One “Over There” in my opinion was without a doubt a classic example of the things to come and the conclusion of what hopefully was to come.

So, in keeping with the spirit of Veterans Day, and keeping Secaucus residents up to date regarding the upcoming war between the Secaucus Board of Education and Mayor Gonnelli, I submit the following words to the tune, Over There.

To bus them all, was a big mistake.

And the reason the mayors given is a fake

It’s not about safety, never was bout safety

Its all about going out a gate.

When you bus one, it isn’t fair,

What’s good for one, is good for all

So bus them all.

This war not over, it’s far from over.

This bussing war has only just begun.

Tom Troyer
Former Board of Education Trustee

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November 18, 2012
Is Mr. T one of the most vindictive people ever? All of his writings spew venom. He is like a little attack dog, no, not an attack dog that is to give him too much credit. I should say that he is like an annoying little mutt that is always nipping at your heels. He seems to have nothing better to do than to bark at the mayor every time someone lets the little fella out of his cage. He needs to be given a distemper shot.

Did anyone explain to him that the S.P.D. stated allowing the children to cross at that point at the gate is a safety issue? Perhaps he should take the issue up with S.P.D. and explain to the people whose career is public safety why he, being an expert on everything Secaucus is correct and they, the safety professionals be mistaken.

The reason that the kids cannot be driven to school by parents, a short distance, is that when the development was built the local folks DEMANDED that no roadway be built onto the local streets. So now that you folks created a safety issue because of YOU the problem exists. Do you want an alternative to bussing Tommy boy; build a local entrance/egress to the community.

How about a little melody Tommy boy. Two for Tea and Tea for Two, you for me and me for you. But oh no not the north enders, we are too good for our neighbors, the riffraff from Riverside Court, driving on our local streets.

How about this one Tommy boy, You ain’t nothin’ but a hound dog, cryin’ all the time. You just can’t except that Mike is the best thing since sliced bread can you Tommy boy?

Tommy, sing this one with me, wise men say, only fools rush in. But I can’t help laughing instead every day at you.