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N.J. Scraps 2nd Slogan in Less Than Year
http://www.comcast.net/news/ ^ | 5 6 06 | associated press

Posted on 05/07/2006 12:02:59 PM PDT by freepatriot32

TRENTON, N.J. - New Jersey: We're Not So Good With Slogans.

The state has jettisoned "Come See For Yourself," its second attempt at a tagline in less than a year. It was the product of a statewide contest set up by then-acting Gov. Richard J. Codey last fall, after he rejected a consultant's offering: "We'll Win You Over."

State tourism officials said legal issues led them to scrap the latest slogan, explaining that West Virginia and other states previously used "Come See For Yourself."

"We are proceeding without the slogan. We will revisit the next steps at the end of the year," Karen Wolfe, a spokeswoman for the state Commerce, Economic Growth and Tourism Commission, told The Press of Atlantic City for Saturday editions.

Codey, now state Senate president, dismissed "We'll Win You Over" because he said it reminded him too much of when he was single and asked girls out on a date.

"Come See For Yourself" was the top choice among more than 11,000 telephone and online votes cast by residents for five finalist entries in the contest. Codey unveiled the slogan with great fanfare in January, saying the Garden State's catch phrase "should hint at our true beauty."

But at an annual tourism conference in Cape May County last month, the slogan was absent from all state promotional materials. The slogan is also missing from this year's tourism television commercials, featuring a song by rocker Jon Bon Jovi.

Tourism officials said they won't pick from any of the four other finalists: "Love at First Sight," "The Real Deal," "The Best Kept Secret" or "Expect the Unexpected."


TOPICS: Government; US: New Jersey
KEYWORDS: 2nd; comeseeforyourself; fuhgeddaboudit; govwatch; in; joisey; less; newjersey; nj; scraps; slogan; than; trenton; weregayerthanyouare; whatexit; year
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To: freepatriot32

Look...you guys know NJ like you know Iraq! All you hear about is the corruption, places like the Turnpike, Camden and Newark....there are some really nice and lovely areas in NJ....just know one hears about them :-)


51 posted on 05/07/2006 12:46:32 PM PDT by SelectiveJNJ
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To: freepatriot32

"New Jersey: The Dry Heaves State.


52 posted on 05/07/2006 12:47:47 PM PDT by jwh_Denver (Illegal immigration 24/7, the GOP ain't making it 24/7, Oil 24/7)
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To: martin_fierro

New Jersey: You gotta problem with that?


53 posted on 05/07/2006 12:50:44 PM PDT by aculeus
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To: freepatriot32

"Kiss her where it smells... take her to New Jersey."


54 posted on 05/07/2006 1:00:33 PM PDT by Lunatic Fringe (http://ntxsolutions.com)
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To: freepatriot32
I'd say "NJ kicks ass."

And screw all you losers makin fun of Jersey. Funny how the same ppl making lame toxic waste jokes are probably big supporters of the kind of policies that lead to toxic waste dumps. Most of you have probably never been here. We've got great restaurants, beaches, mountains, lakes, rivers, sports, arts, woods, farms, fishing, hunting. And yes, a ton of businesses which means a ton of jobs. That's why us NJers make so much money. So screw YOU!

55 posted on 05/07/2006 1:04:04 PM PDT by Huck (Hey look, I'm still here.)
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To: freepatriot32

"Jersey, the slogan state."


56 posted on 05/07/2006 1:06:07 PM PDT by Still Thinking (Disregard the law of unintended consequences at your own risk.)
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To: freepatriot32

New Jersey:

It's Probably Buried Here


57 posted on 05/07/2006 1:07:43 PM PDT by Pete'sWife (Dirt is for racing... asphalt is for getting there.)
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To: ovrtaxt
where the sewer meets the sea.

We have a winner!

58 posted on 05/07/2006 1:11:18 PM PDT by Cementjungle
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To: Still Thinking

I still like... "What Exit?"


59 posted on 05/07/2006 1:12:04 PM PDT by myrabach
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To: freepatriot32
"We are proceeding without the slogan. We will revisit the next steps at the end of the year," Karen Wolfe, a spokeswoman for the state Commerce, Economic Growth and Tourism Commission, told The Press of Atlantic City for Saturday editions.

How about: "We be too stoopid to have a slogan!"

60 posted on 05/07/2006 1:14:53 PM PDT by Revolting cat! ("In the end, nothing explains anything.")
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To: Huck
"Noo Joisy: screw YOUZE!"

61 posted on 05/07/2006 1:19:10 PM PDT by Revolting cat! ("In the end, nothing explains anything.")
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To: SelectiveJNJ

Shhhhh -- we don't need any more "immigrants"....


62 posted on 05/07/2006 1:22:43 PM PDT by Ed_in_NJ (Who killed Suzanne Coleman?)
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To: freepatriot32

The new New Jersey slogan:

"Jersey!!! You got a problem with that???!!!


63 posted on 05/07/2006 1:26:53 PM PDT by Smber (The smallest minority is the individual. Get the government off my back.)
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To: SelectiveJNJ; Huck; Ed_in_NJ
Geez, lighten up guys. It like sports. The other team sucks worse than mine. There isn't a state in the union that we don't knock on. Well maybe Texas, but that's because they get so snippy when you say something.

Ducking for cover.

64 posted on 05/07/2006 1:35:53 PM PDT by 11Bush
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To: Huck
.........Most of you have probably never been here.........

yeah, I've been there... Barnegatt Light, the Shore, Cinnaminson , Piney Woods and inumerable other "exits" off the tollway.. Met some nice women and girls, but it's strange to talk to a beautiful girl and she sounds like Fat Tony Soprano.

As far as living there... what a f'ing joke. It's the most corrupt or almost as corrupt as Pennsylvania. It's a bunch of old farts that need "connections" to make anything "happen" as far as business. Bunch of parasites.. that goes for most of the Northeast. Taxes are just the "little" peoples way of screwing the "connected" guys.

It's just a culture of screw your buddy, what can I get away with and general sleeziness. There is no effort of even pretending that they "stand" for something. Jersey is a second rate New York and Massachusettes with an inferiority complex so big that they have to try to out "liberal" the other sh#t holes in the Northeast to appear "progressive" and "innovative".

Taxes out the nose, hostile business environment, selective enforcement of laws,... I'm just surprised that they haven't elected a kennedy to put the cherry on the whole manure sundae.

NJ does "kick ass"... it kicks it's citizen's asses and they deserve it for letting the powers that be get away with it.

65 posted on 05/07/2006 1:37:48 PM PDT by Dick Vomer (liberals suck......... but it depends on what your definition of the word "suck" is.)
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To: freepatriot32

How about we scrap our new governor, the formerly acting governor an 95% of our elected officials of both parties.


66 posted on 05/07/2006 1:38:42 PM PDT by OldFriend (I Pledge Allegiance to the Flag.....and My Heart to the Soldier Who Protects It.)
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To: freepatriot32

http://www.co.hunterdon.nj.us/depts/parks/virtualtours/ptmtnmusconetcong/pic1.htm


67 posted on 05/07/2006 1:40:58 PM PDT by Cobra64 (All we get are lame ideas from Republicans and lame criticism from dems about those lame ideas.)
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To: freepatriot32

NJ: "high taxes for our future!"


68 posted on 05/07/2006 1:41:37 PM PDT by fhlh (Polls are for Strippers.)
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To: cmsgop

"Halfway to Nowhere"

"Armpit of the MidAtlantic"

"Come for a Gay Old Time"

"Liberal Wonderland"


69 posted on 05/07/2006 1:42:24 PM PDT by Palladin ("Governor Lynn Swann."...it has a nice ring to it!)
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To: Huck
. Most of you have probably never been here. We've got great restaurants, beaches, mountains, lakes, rivers, sports, arts, woods, farms, fishing, hunting. And yes, a ton of businesses which means a ton of jobs.

Oh come on man. I live in NJ. This is one of the most corrupt states in the nation, and is a total cesspool. Democratic control of this state has destroyed the economy- we may have a ton of businesses yes; that is, a ton of businesses LEAVING this state because of its absurd tax burden and ridiculous liberal policies.

Jon Corzine is running this state into the ground. And being that the idiots of this state elected him, New Jersey deserves every bit of criticism it gets.

70 posted on 05/07/2006 1:43:41 PM PDT by SunnyD1182
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To: SelectiveJNJ
Look...you guys know NJ like you know Iraq!

As an Arizonan who had never been east of Ohio, I used to always rag on "Joisey." But a few years ago, I was there for a week and fell in love with the place. We were mostly in the Princeton area, but visited several gorgeous sites across the state.

Sure, when we drove around Newark and parts of Trenton, it wasn't too good, but everyplace else was pretty amazing. I agree that NJ gets an undeserved bad rap.

71 posted on 05/07/2006 1:47:30 PM PDT by inkling
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To: Dick Vomer

"It's strange to talk to a beautiful girl and she sounds like Fat Tony Soprano"

That's IT!!!! That's the new New Jersey slogan.

You are the winner.


72 posted on 05/07/2006 1:48:46 PM PDT by Palladin ("Governor Lynn Swann."...it has a nice ring to it!)
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To: freepatriot32

Gateway to hell


73 posted on 05/07/2006 2:12:07 PM PDT by VRWC For Truth (Timid men prefer the calm of despotism to the tempestuous sea of liberty.)
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To: SelectiveJNJ

My favorite of the earlier suggestions was: "New Jersey: Not As Bad As You Think."


74 posted on 05/07/2006 2:44:13 PM PDT by joylyn
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To: Dick Vomer

"Met some nice women and girls, but it's strange to talk to a beautiful girl and she sounds like Fat Tony Soprano."

If she talks with that dialect, she's probably from Philadelphia.


75 posted on 05/07/2006 2:58:52 PM PDT by XRdsRev (The Democrat Party - Keeping Black folks on the "Plantation" since 1790)
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To: Huck

(And screw all you losers makin fun of Jersey. Funny how the same ppl making lame toxic waste jokes are probably big supporters of the kind of policies that lead to toxic waste dumps. Most of you have probably never been here. We've got great restaurants, beaches, mountains, lakes, rivers, sports, arts, woods, farms, fishing, hunting. And yes, a ton of businesses which means a ton of jobs. That's why us NJers make so much money. So screw YOU!)

Well, that's a little long for a slogan but it's as just good as the others.


76 posted on 05/07/2006 3:07:37 PM PDT by RetSignman (( HELP...I'm trapped between these curved things))
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To: freepatriot32

New Jersey - It Sucks!


77 posted on 05/07/2006 3:10:25 PM PDT by Hoodat ( Silly Dems, AYBABTU.)
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To: freepatriot32

"You may survive"


78 posted on 05/07/2006 3:11:44 PM PDT by Doohickey (Democrats are nothing without a constituency of victims.)
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To: All

Some very, very good ones here no question. But I kinda like, "Visit New Jersey, or we will break your kneecaps." Succinct, yet touching.


79 posted on 05/07/2006 3:25:48 PM PDT by Robwin
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To: Huck

New Jersey - "Come See For Yourself where America's enema tube is inserted"


80 posted on 05/07/2006 3:27:20 PM PDT by TheOracleAtLilac
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To: dighton
"New Jersey: Juss what da f**k are you lookin' at!?!"
81 posted on 05/07/2006 3:30:00 PM PDT by Petronski (I love Cyborg!)
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To: Huck
Good motto -
New Jersey, So screw YOU!

Although I still miss, New Joisy an yew, purrfict tagetta.

82 posted on 05/07/2006 3:47:12 PM PDT by relee
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To: cmsgop
"Come Smell For Yourself"

LOL... how about "It's Crap, But Thats What Makes It Jersey!"

83 posted on 05/07/2006 3:51:48 PM PDT by operation clinton cleanup
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To: seowulf
Nobody can beat Washington's new slogan: "Say WA?"

Isn't that just awful? I thought it was still under consideration and there was a chance for something more intelligent, until I started seeing it in print. jeez.

84 posted on 05/07/2006 3:54:37 PM PDT by radiohead (Hey Kerry, I'm still here; still hating your lying, stinking guts, you coward.)
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To: operation clinton cleanup

"If You Think New Jersey Is Bad, You Should Have Seen Old Jersey!"


85 posted on 05/07/2006 3:54:52 PM PDT by operation clinton cleanup
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To: SunnyD1182

Fellow New Jersey Suffering Dittos, Sunny.


86 posted on 05/07/2006 3:58:40 PM PDT by JewishRighter
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To: freepatriot32

New Jersey: The Sopranos are filmed here.....


87 posted on 05/07/2006 3:59:58 PM PDT by MikefromOhio (aka MikeinIraq)
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To: Huck
We've got great restaurants, beaches, mountains, lakes, rivers, sports, arts, woods, farms, fishing, hunting. And yes, a ton of businesses which means a ton of jobs. That's why us NJers make so much money. So screw YOU!

Sounds like you have it all... except for a state slogan.

88 posted on 05/07/2006 4:04:05 PM PDT by operation clinton cleanup
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To: SunnyD1182

Destroyed the economy??? Yeah, I guess that's why they're selling homes in Sparta Twp. for 1.5 mil. It's because the economy here is so bad! Jon Corzine's been Gov for about 15 minutes. You're being hysterical.


89 posted on 05/07/2006 4:22:49 PM PDT by Huck (Hey look, I'm still here.)
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To: Dick Vomer

What a crock. I know plenty of regular guys doing fine with their businesses without any hassles. Glad you left, sissy boy.


90 posted on 05/07/2006 4:26:28 PM PDT by Huck (Hey look, I'm still here.)
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To: operation clinton cleanup

That's fine. Slogans are for losers.


91 posted on 05/07/2006 4:27:06 PM PDT by Huck (Hey look, I'm still here.)
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To: freepatriot32

New Jersey. Where New York football teams go to die.


92 posted on 05/07/2006 4:30:42 PM PDT by Richard Kimball (I like to make everyone's day a little more surreal)
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To: Huck
Slogans are for losers.

Hey, that sounds like a winner! Just kidding. I have only been through NJ once and thought it was nice. NJ is in the unfortunate position of being the butt of jokes just like Cleveland Ohio.

93 posted on 05/07/2006 4:38:28 PM PDT by operation clinton cleanup
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To: freepatriot32

New Jersey - We're...um...ah forget it!


94 posted on 05/07/2006 4:41:38 PM PDT by COBOL2Java (Freedom isn't free, but the men and women of the military will pay most of your share)
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To: freepatriot32

New Jersey - What are ya lookin' at?


95 posted on 05/07/2006 4:45:16 PM PDT by dfwgator (Florida Gators - 2006 NCAA Men's Basketball Champions)
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To: freepatriot32

We know what's best for you.

Liberalism on the march.

Do what I say not what I do.


96 posted on 05/07/2006 5:08:10 PM PDT by CPOSharky (Go home and fix your own country before you complain about ours.)
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To: Huck
I'm being hysterical? Ha! What kind of bubble do you live in? This state has a $5 billion budget deficit and just raked in less tax revenue than expected because too many people and businesses are ditching this state. We also have rising property taxes every year, an even bigger budget, rising taxes all over the place, and the list goes on and on.

Who the hell cares what houses are selling for here? That's no reasoning for the strength of New Jersey's economy. The only reason property values are so high here is because NJ is between Philadelphia, Washington DC, and New York. Take those three away and this state is dead, because it cannot sustain its own economic growth under the current leadership.

Homes sell for hell of a lot more in California than they do here, yet California isn't exactly a beacon of economic strength. Find a better talking point than "homes are selling for millions" if you want to try to defend a state that is rapidly on its way to becoming a Massachusetts/California hybrid.

97 posted on 05/07/2006 5:08:54 PM PDT by SunnyD1182
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To: operation clinton cleanup

I've gotten suspended on NJ threads cuz people piss me off.


98 posted on 05/07/2006 5:27:22 PM PDT by Huck (Hey look, I'm still here.)
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To: freepatriot32

I like my slogan best..."New Jersey -- Superfund cleanup capital of the U.S.A."


99 posted on 05/07/2006 5:30:09 PM PDT by ContraryMary (New Jersey -- Superfund cleanup capital of the U.S.A.)
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To: freepatriot32

"New Jersey. Better than the Old Jersey."


100 posted on 05/07/2006 5:42:26 PM PDT by Erasmus ("Peace on you!" -- Imam Adman)
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