Posts by MikeNJ

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  • Christie vetoes bill aiming to ban fracking waste in N.J.

    08/08/2014 9:39:04 PM PDT · 1 of 4
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  • The Crises You Missed

    08/04/2014 8:31:55 PM PDT · 5 of 8
    MikeNJ to Second Amendment First

    “A political unity agreement negotiated with the help of Secretary of State John Kerry in early July between the rival candidates in Afghanistan’s presidential election may have put off a full-scale civil war. (It’s typical of Kerry’s luck that this rare and legitimate achievement happened at a time when no one was paying attention.)”

    Poor Kerry. But at least it’s one more achievement than his predecessor.

  • Ten Reasons Why I Am No Longer a Leftist

    07/20/2014 9:57:41 AM PDT · 75 of 116
    MikeNJ to Gluteus Maximus

    FYI, Danusz is the male diminutive for Daniel; Danusza the female diminutive.

    Danusha is an Anglicized spelling of the female diminutive.

  • The tranquillity of Obama's mind

    07/20/2014 7:46:32 AM PDT · 16 of 22
    MikeNJ to EBH

    Very few in politics today are as smart as the author of this article, and none as accomplished.

    We would be far better off today if Newt Gingrich was our president.

  • The tranquillity of Obama's mind

    07/20/2014 7:22:54 AM PDT · 14 of 22
    MikeNJ to RoosterRedux

    If Obama ever leaves office, I know the perfect place for his retirement, if the family of the late Michael Jackson agree to donate it in the national interest: Neverland.

  • Head backed for suspending boy because he made this 'Pop Tart gun'

    07/02/2014 8:12:21 PM PDT · 16 of 27
    MikeNJ to Tolerance Sucks Rocks

    “Andrew Nussbaum, a lawyer who serves as a hearing examiner for several school systems surrounding Washington, submitted a 30-page report on Monday agreeing that Blondell was within her rights.”

    Just reflect on how absurd this is. A 30-page report on a non-event, the time and effort spent, the legal fees...

  • Head backed for suspending boy because he made this 'Pop Tart gun'

    07/02/2014 7:50:42 PM PDT · 14 of 27
    MikeNJ to PGR88

    “Once again, ‘academics’ are proven to be among the most rigid, stupid people on Earth.”

    I agree.

    There are studies showing that education majors in college have the lowest SAT scores on admission, get easy A’s in their courses, and graduate with the highest GPA’s.

    If you take people with limited intelligence, indoctrinate them, give them a falsely inflated sense of their own abilities, and put them in positions of authority, this is what you get.

  • Iran’s Neda: 5 Years Later

    06/24/2014 9:47:56 PM PDT · 2 of 2
    MikeNJ to freedom44

    Another example of the misdirection and failure of the foreign policies of Soetoro, Rodham, and Kohn.

    If the Iranian Green Movement showed more interest in climate change, and rallied for carbon taxes rather than human rights, they might get the support of this administration.

  • Inside the jealous feud between the Obamas and ‘Hildebeest’ Clintons

    06/21/2014 4:57:57 PM PDT · 31 of 43
    MikeNJ to Kid Shelleen

    If true, and you never know what’s true when dealing with Democrats, it will be most interesting to see this play out.

    Each side, without doubt, has done extensive opposition research on the other. Obviously, each is constrained from releasing any negative or incriminating information by the fear of mutual destruction. As in our relationship with the USSR in the Cold War, a release by mistake could trigger massive retaliation, both ways.

    It may be more entertaining than watching Shia jihadists clash with Sunni jihadists.

    If that happens, even our lazy mainstream media may become energized to report it.

  • President Obama Transfers Tens of Thousands Of Illegal Aliens Further Inland…

    06/07/2014 8:29:58 PM PDT · 23 of 34
    MikeNJ to riri

    “This is deliberate.”

    You are absolutely right. We are seeing a classical application of the Cloward-Piven strategy of overwhelming the entitlement system to bring about social chaos and economic collapse, with the replacement of our form of government by Marxist socialism (Communism).

  • 15 most corrupt politicians in N.J. history

    03/10/2014 11:07:03 PM PDT · 14 of 15
    MikeNJ to SMGFan

    I once researched a biography of Frank Hague, and also knew his bodyguard/driver, a police sergeant. He did take contributions for political favors, and he did have a desk with a long, single middle drawer that opened in the front and back for the convenience of his contributors. I have seen the desk; it did exist. His corruption was a more primitive and perhaps more honest form of corruption, as it was man to man, without the added duplicity of lobbyists or power brokers.

    Frank Hague was not your typical NJ (or national) politician. The others on this list were all for themselves, but he gave back to his city, Jersey City, much more than he kept for himself. He also used his political power — he controlled the state as well as the city — to get federal funds for Jersey City during the Great Depression. It is said that he swung one of the elections of FDR.

    During the Depression, he used those funds to build the Jersey City Medical Center, a magnificent Art-Deco edifice with marble halls, terrazzo floors, and walnut paneled offices. He personally recruited physicians, surgeons, and nurses from some of the best hospitals in the country to head its departments. One component, the Margaret Hague Maternity Hospital, named for his mother, was perhaps the best in the world at the time.

    Every day, Frank Hague would make rounds at the Medical Center, wearing a pair of fresh white gloves that he would use to test for the presence of dust or dirt. He would then go to his office, at the Medical Center, to conduct the business of political patronage. His desk with the special middle drawer was located there.

    No one was ever turned away then, for lack of ability to pay. Doctors willingly gave their time to teach and care for the poor. To Frank Hague and the doctors, nurses, and staff of the Medical Center, health care meant something beyond health insurance.

  • Liberals find comfort level in 'NPR of gun clubs'

    01/02/2014 9:51:28 PM PST · 41 of 62
    MikeNJ to MikeNJ

    Correction: “the election prospects of Republicans.”

  • Liberals find comfort level in 'NPR of gun clubs'

    01/02/2014 9:43:19 PM PST · 38 of 62
    MikeNJ to smokingfrog

    I was an NRA member but didn’t renew when they supported the re-election of Harry Reid.

    Now, though, I can see how I was wrong. Reid was certainly a more powerful potential ally than Sharron Angle for their important single issue of second amendment rights. More than that, he and Pelosi brought us Obamacare, which has done more to educate the public about the consequences of the socialist progressive agenda, and the deception and deceit with which it is sold. Obamacare, as it collapses, will advance the re-election prospects of Republicans, which would never have happened without a Harry Reid.

  • New York Attorney General sues Donald Trump for $40M, claiming 'Trump University' fraud

    08/25/2013 7:14:55 AM PDT · 25 of 59
    MikeNJ to BushCountry

    “At no time in history has 98% of the people in a large group ever agreed.”

    Except in some Democrat precincts at election time.

  • Jordan extremist praises Boston bombing

    04/15/2013 6:06:02 PM PDT · 19 of 20
    MikeNJ to george76

    We’re all assuming this was the work of jihadists, but it is equally possible it was domestic terrorism.

    Radical left-wing organizations, like the Weather Underground, have carried out more terrorist bombings in this country than jihadists.

    Some of their leaders, namely Bill Ayers, Bernardine Dohrn, and Kathy Boudin, are still on the loose and should be apprehended for interrogation.

  • Poll: Should Sen. Menendez resign as chair of Foreign Relations committee?

    03/18/2013 6:35:49 PM PDT · 27 of 35
    MikeNJ to ptsal

    “Just imagine... New Jersey.... Jon Corzine, Chris Christie, and representing the slime-mold of the state ... Senator Menendez...”

    Let’s not forget Governors Jim Florio and Jim McGreevy. Florio was a gun-grabber and big-time taxer, and McGreevy ... we all know what he was. In NJ, we’re proud of our corrupt politicians, a tradition that goes back at least as far as the esteemed Mayor Frank Hague of Jersey City, who swung the presidency for FDR. All Democrats, by the way.

  • Army Spokesman Reminds Employees and Civilians Not to Criticize Commander in Chief

    03/05/2013 9:11:57 AM PST · 15 of 30
    MikeNJ to Marie

    But if Kerry did it , it must be OK.

  • A Shrink in Obamaland: Vanity Musings

    02/16/2013 11:07:17 PM PST · 11 of 13
    MikeNJ to kabumpo

    “... is there a group more square and status quo than MDs? They all follow the trend. Most are leftists.”

    I agree with the rest of your comment, but not this. Of the 19 doctors in Congress, 18 are Republicans. I doubt if any of them are leftists. I know many doctors in urban practice in NJ, in a spectrum of specialties, and they are nearly all conservative.

  • Republicans and “so-called” conservatives are at it again.

    02/13/2013 9:09:36 PM PST · 10 of 24
    MikeNJ to wouldilie

    Thanks for posting this very funny letter.

    Obviously satirical (even without an /s tag), it does capture the ignorance of the typical Dem0crat.

  • Rand Paul hits Chris Christie for criticizing NRA ad, grandstanding on Sandy relief bill

    01/19/2013 8:38:24 PM PST · 8 of 21
    MikeNJ to SeekAndFind

    “But I still think he’d be better off hooking up with Bloomberg and running a serious third-party campaign.”

    Christie-Bloomberg, or perhaps a Bloomberg-Christie ticket would be interesting — Bloomberg the obsessive controller, Christie the compulsive eater; Bloomberg the meticulous, caring, concerned Mommy, Christie the big, overbearing, fearsome Daddy. Who knows, they may siphon off some votes from the socialist Democrats.

  • John Kerry as Secretary of State - Lets Review His Dark Past

    12/21/2012 7:39:15 PM PST · 26 of 47
    MikeNJ to VitacoreVision

    Let’s not forget how, when he was chairman of the Senate Select Committee for POW/MIA Affairs, Kerry concealed and shredded documents related to live sightings of POW/MIAs in Viet Nam and Cambodia. All the while, he was pushing for normalization of relations and trade with Viet Nam.

  • Opposing Susan Rice Sexist? What About Opposing John Kerry?

    12/01/2012 8:01:36 PM PST · 19 of 21
    MikeNJ to Kaslin

    ker-ry (ker’ i) vi. kerried, kerrying 1 to change one’s position for political advantage 2 to pander to special interest groups 3 to slander one’s opponents 4 to boast of fraudulent heroism in combat 5 to bear false witness against one’s comrades 6 to give aid and comfort to the enemy in time of war — n. kerry 1 indecisiveness 2 demagoguery 3 treason

  • Mitt Romney's Sparse Campaign Schedule Worries Some Republicans

    09/20/2012 12:04:59 AM PDT · 46 of 72
    MikeNJ to Steelfish

    Romney, through his surrogates, won the primaries by eliminating his opponents one by one as soon as they showed relative strength, often with negative ads and personal attacks unrelated to true political issues.

    Either he does the same with Obama (who is far more vulnerable than his fellow Republicans were) during the final weeks of the campaign, or he loses.

  • Who Is Thursday’s Mystery Convention Speaker? (Sarah Palin?)

    08/28/2012 8:37:31 AM PDT · 105 of 138
    MikeNJ to AmonAmarth

    Trevor Loudon or Aaron Klein.

    Either one of them could inform the clueless about Obama and the Democrats’ socialist/Marxist connections.

    Never happen, of course.

  • Palin will not speak at Republican convention

    08/12/2012 5:44:58 PM PDT · 50 of 212
    MikeNJ to DIRTYSECRET

    She shall return.

  • Obama's slumdog brother: Meet the hopeless drunk from a Nairobi shanty town

    08/10/2012 5:28:47 PM PDT · 16 of 31
    MikeNJ to Wage Slave

    Nor does he look like Frank Marshall Davis.

  • Chief Justice Roberts, You Fox You

    07/05/2012 10:24:42 AM PDT · 124 of 132
    MikeNJ to afraidfortherepublic

    It is possible that Chief Justice Roberts voted to uphold Obamacare as a result of either blackmail or a credible physical threat to himself or his family.

    Given the stakes involved, and the amorality of the stakeholders, neither of these possibilities are beyond credibility.

    If so, he did what prisoners-of-war sometimes do when making statements after torture. They say things in a way that makes it clear that they are under duress and do not believe what they say.

    Similarly, Roberts could have been sending a coded message through the irrationality of his decision, that, despite his vote, he did not believe Obamacare was constitutional, while at the same time sabotaging his own decision in subtle ways.

  • Is Barack Obama the "Enemy from Within"? Yes, Domestically And Globally!

    06/22/2012 1:05:43 AM PDT · 9 of 14
    MikeNJ to llandres

    “I very much like and respect Dinesh and have heard him speak on his book. However, he falls short on two counts ...”

    Add one more count. He bases his conclusions on “Dreams From my Father,” which he regards as the authentic words of 0bama, when they are rather the words of Ayers. It is possible, though, that both Barry and Bill were both anticolonialists.

  • Why do illegal immigrants have the right to an attorney? [vanity]

    05/01/2012 4:37:33 PM PDT · 13 of 20
    MikeNJ to mongo141

    And attorneys need the business.

  • 74 Anti-Israel Democrats

    04/19/2012 7:07:08 PM PDT · 9 of 13
    MikeNJ to Right Wing Assault

    Let the wrath of all Tea Parties descend upon them.

  • 74 Anti-Israel Democrats

    04/19/2012 6:19:49 PM PDT · 6 of 13
    MikeNJ to SJackson

    Of these 74 Democrat members of J Street, 49 or about 2/3 are also members of the Congressional Progressive Caucus.

    Looking at it another way, 49 of the 76 members or about 2/3 of the Progressive Caucus are also members of J Street.

    When will most Jews realize that liberals, progressives, socialists, Marxists, Democrats, and Communists are NOT their friends?

  • Group Calls for Black Militia to Grab Zimmerman

    03/25/2012 11:52:36 PM PDT · 16 of 99
    MikeNJ to albie

    “regional leader Mikhail Muhammad

    ...sounds like one a them russian africans.”

    Sounds more Chechnyan to me.

  • 'Maybe the copy key got stuck on the presidential speechwriter's keyboard.'

    03/24/2012 1:04:57 PM PDT · 17 of 25
    MikeNJ to MestaMachine

    Dear Mesta,
    If you’re going to accuse someone of “making stupid repetitive mistakes,” which “completely neutralizes any point you were trying to make and makes you look foolish and hypocritical” you should make sure you’re accusing the right person.

    Rick Moran was quoting and linking to another article in his American Thinker blog post. The misspellings occurred in the original article in the Weekly Standard.

    Should he have made an issue of them in his blog post, and thereby “completely neutralize” the main message regarding Obama, as you have apparently chosen to do?

  • Polish Air Force, IAF hold joint training in Negev

    03/14/2012 10:02:11 PM PDT · 16 of 18
    MikeNJ to RitaOK

    There is a book on this subject, “A Question of Honor. The Kosciusko Squadron. Forgotten Heroes of World War II,” by Lynne Olson and Stanley Cloud, telling of the exploits of the Polish fliers and their experiences post-war.

  • Polish Air Force, IAF hold joint training in Negev

    03/14/2012 8:43:56 PM PDT · 12 of 18
    MikeNJ to RitaOK

    Polish airmen who escaped from Poland in 1939 flew for the RAF in WWII as fighter pilots. They formed the 303 Squadron, which was the most successful of all RAF units in shooting down German bombers, and made a major contribution to the RAF’s victory in the Battle of Britain in 1940.

    After the war, the Brits refused to let them march in the Victory Parade of 1946, in deference to their buddy Joe Stalin.

  • Gingrich calls for Panetta resignation

    03/10/2012 2:08:19 AM PST · 55 of 99
    MikeNJ to LucyT

    Panetta was confirmed 100-0 for Secretary of Defense by the Senate.

    They, including ALL the Republicans, were typically clueless about his communist connections. Either that or they didn’t care.

    The three articles you cited by Trevor Loudon document those connections. Loudon’s Obama files do the same for Obama, and should be required reading for all of us, but especially our elected representatives.

  • Jury awards $16.5 million in State College (PA) suit

    02/18/2012 10:29:38 PM PST · 8 of 22
    MikeNJ to Kansas58

    Carbon dioxide inhaled in high concentrations can be an anesthetic. When retained in the body as the result of severe lung disease, it can result in CO2 narcosis, coma, and death.

    Carbon dioxide anesthesia was used in obstetrics and other surgery in the fifties, and is now used in pigs prior to slaughter. More humane than electroshock.

    General anesthesia by a non-anesthesiologist and without proper monitoring and backup is a risky business, indeed.

  • THREE CHEERS FOR ROMNEYCARE! (Coulter Finally Officially Signs Ownership of Soul Over to Mittens)

    02/01/2012 9:46:03 PM PST · 123 of 141
    MikeNJ to KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle

    Ann seems under the influence of either LSD or LDS.

  • Hour of Newt [National Review Editorial Claims Gingrich A "Gamble"]

    01/25/2012 9:08:55 PM PST · 21 of 21
    MikeNJ to Diogenesis

    The last sentence of this article: “For Republicans to choose Gingrich, though, would be a gamble, with everything from the Supreme Court to Obamacare to our nation’s alliances riding on the outcome.”

    This implies that Supreme Court appointments and the continuation of Obamacare under Romney (vs Gingrich) would NOT be a gamble. They are right, but not in the way that they think.

    With regard to Obamacare, there is no substantial difference between that program and his own Romneycare. Both are liberal/progressive, and to argue that he supports one because it is state, and opposes the other because it is federal, is sophistry. Both programs are the outcome of a coercive utopian mindset. There is no doubt that he philosophically agrees with Obamacare, and as president will not actively oppose it. So no gamble there.

    With regard to the Supreme Court, actions speak louder than words. Let me quote from another Freeper post:

    “Governor Mitt Romney, who touts his conservative credentials to out-of-state Republicans, has passed over GOP lawyers for three-quarters of the 36 judicial vacancies he has faced, instead tapping registered Democrats or independents — including two gay lawyers who have supported expanded same-sex rights, a Globe review of the nominations has found. Of the 36 people Romney named to be judges or clerk magistrates, 23 are either registered Democrats or unenrolled voters who have made multiple contributions to Democratic politicians or who voted in Democratic primaries, state and local records show. In all, he has nominated nine registered Republicans, 13 unenrolled voters, and 14 registered Democrats.” - Boston Globe 7/25/2005


    Romney Rewards one of the State’s Leading Anti-Marriage Attorneys by Making him a Judge Romney told the U.S. Senate on June 22, 2004, that the “real threat to the States is not the constitutional amendment process, in which the states participate, but activist judges who disregard the law and redefine marriage . . .” Romney sounds tough but yet he had no qualms advancing the legal career of one of the leading anti-marriage attorneys. He nominated Stephen Abany to a District Court. Abany has been a key player in the Massachusetts Lesbian and Gay Bar Association which, in its own words, is “dedicated to ensuring that the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court decision on marriage equality is upheld, and that any anti-gay amendment or legislation is defeated.” - U.S. Senate testimony, 6/22/2004


    “Romney announces he won’t fill judicial vacancies before term ends Despite his rhetoric about judicial activism, Romney announced that he won’t fill all the remaining vacancies during his term - but instead leave them for his liberal Democrat successor! Governor Mitt Romney pledged yesterday not to make a flurry of lame-duck judicial appointments in the final days of his administration . . . David Yas, editor of Lawyers Weekly, said Romney is “bucking tradition” by resisting the urge to fill all remaining judgeships. “It is a tradition for governors to use that power to appoint judges aggressively in the waning moments of their administration,” Yas said. He added that Romney has been criticized for failing to make judicial appointments. “The legal community has consistently criticized him for not filling open seats quickly enough and being a little too painstaking in the process and being dismissive of the input of the Judicial Nominating Commission,” Yas said. - Boston Globe 11/2/2006

    (Posted on Sunday, January 22, 2012 11:38:39 PM by Lancey Howard (Thanks to freeper Diogenesis.)

    The National Review editors should lose their jobs for not doing due diligence research on Romney, and being less informed than the citizen researchers of Free Republic.

  • Please Thank President Obama

    01/18/2012 10:15:49 PM PST · 29 of 38
    MikeNJ to MadMax, the Grinning Reaper

    The NRDC website has a timetable of their “victories.”

    Alar is not on that list.

  • Please Thank President Obama

    01/18/2012 8:02:10 PM PST · 20 of 38
    MikeNJ to pabianice

    The correct name of this organization is the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC).

    According to David Horowitz’s Discover the Networks, the NRDC “receives financial backing from Pew Charitable Trusts, the Tides Foundation, the Bauman Family Foundation, the Beldon Fund, the Blue Moon Fund, the Bullitt Foundation, the Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation, the Columbia Foundation, the Compton Foundation, the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, the Educational Foundation of America, the Energy Foundation, the Vira I. Heinz Endowment, the Heinz Family Foundation, the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, the Joyce Foundation, the J.M. Kaplan Fund, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, the New York Times Company Foundation, George Soros’s Open Society Institute, the David and Lucile Packard Foundation, the Prospect Hill Foundation, the Public Welfare Foundation, the Rockefeller Brothers Fund, the Scherman Foundation, the Surdna Foundation, the Turner Foundation, and many others.”

    From the same source: “In a joint effort in 1989 with Fenton Communications, a Washington-based public relations firm headed by David Fenton, NRDC claimed that growers who treated apples with the pesticide Alar were creating a serious health threat to consumers. For five months, NRDC flooded media outlets with accusations that Alar was a dangerous carcinogen. Eventually the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) concluded that the fear campaign was unfounded, explaining that a person would have to eat 50,000 pounds of Alar-treated apples per day over the course of a lifetime in order to ingest enough of the substance to develop cancer.

    Apple growers lost some $250 million as a result of the campaign, with many smaller growers being forced out of business. NRDC fared much better. According to an internal memo written by David Fenton and later published in the Wall Street Journal: ‘We designed [the anti-Alar campaign] so that revenue would flow back to the Natural Resources Defense Council from the public, and we sold a book about pesticides through a 900 number and the Donahue Show. And to date there has been $700,000 in net revenue from it.’

    In the late 1990s, NRDC was an outspoken booster of Enron Corporation, which has since become synonymous with corporate malfeasance. For its support of environmentalist legislation like the Kyoto Protocol (a tactical move by the company aimed at eliminating its competition in the energy industry), Enron earned the praise of NRDC and other environmentalist groups. NRDC’s Ralph Cavanagh said in 1997, “On environmental stewardship, our experience is that you can trust Enron. When Enron later declared bankruptcy, NRDC lawyer Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., in a December 2003 Rolling Stone article titled “Crimes Against Nature,” assailed the Bush administration’s energy plan as a sop to corporate interests and as proof, cited the administration’s alleged ties to Enron CEO Kenneth Lay.”

  • Medical Journal Article: 14,000 U.S. Deaths Tied to Fukushima Fallout

    12/28/2011 8:52:17 PM PST · 44 of 90
    MikeNJ to PGR88

    Re: peer review.

    The International Journal of Health Services is NOT a medical journal. If you check out the publisher’s website, and the list of the articles in previous editions, you’ll see what I mean.

    Frances Fox Piven is on their Editorial Board. She is one of the peers.

  • Who is most over rated talk show host and why? (your opinion wanted)

    11/23/2011 8:02:52 PM PST · 130 of 206
    MikeNJ to C. Edmund Wright

    Hannity.

    I stopped listening to him for all the reasons already cited.

    When Steve Malzberg on WOR shared the same 4-6 time slot as Hannity, I would listen to him instead. Steve was probably the most courageous of them all, with the exception of Glenn Beck. He would discuss issues that none of the others would touch, which is probably why he was suddenly replaced by the disgraced Gov. Paterson.

  • A different type of protest: Hundreds rally in support of Gibson Guitars (VIDEO)

    10/10/2011 5:28:01 PM PDT · 4 of 6
    MikeNJ to SeekAndFind

    Have any country, rock, or jazz musicians who use Gibsons joined in the protest?

  • The U.S. Drone Fleet Is Fully Infected By A Computer Virus

    10/07/2011 10:15:51 PM PDT · 105 of 116
    MikeNJ to PapaBear3625

    From the Wired article: “At first, they followed removal instructions posted on the website of the Kaspersky security firm.”

    I find it curious that they would use Kaspersky, a Russian firm with HQ in Moscow.

    Why not ESET, which consistently beats Kaspersky (and all others)in independent testing, and is based in Slovakia?

  • Woman accused of hate crime, punching man

    10/07/2011 6:21:39 PM PDT · 19 of 19
    MikeNJ to Revolting cat!

    From her picture and alleged behavior, Ms Van Veldhuizen was certainly no dutch treat.

  • Woman accused of hate crime, punching man

    10/07/2011 6:05:15 PM PDT · 16 of 19
    MikeNJ to HenpeckedCon

    Dutch usually refers to people from the Netherlands.

    Germans call themselves Deutsche, so they are also occasionally referred to as Dutch.

    A big difference between them is in the languages spoken.

    People from the Netherlands speak Dutch, while Germans speak Austrian. /s

  • President Barack Obama takes debt battle to Twitter, loses more than 40,000 followers in one day

    07/29/2011 10:26:37 PM PDT · 22 of 26
    MikeNJ to TigerClaws

    Pathetic.

  • Administrators at area schools deny cheating despite above average number of erasures

    07/23/2011 9:40:46 AM PDT · 13 of 14
    MikeNJ to Lonesome in Massachussets

    Thanks, Lonesome, for confiming my intuitive suspicions.

    This is Hudson County, New Jersey. For cheating not to occur here would be anomalous.

  • Administrators at area schools deny cheating despite above average number of erasures

    07/23/2011 8:54:52 AM PDT · 4 of 14
    MikeNJ to SMGFan

    Further information from the article:

    “A statewide test score analysis revealed 120 schools with a high wrong-to-right erasure rate where incorrect answers were swapped for correct ones when compared to the state average of 2.43 erasures per student, said DOE officials.

    District officials in Bayonne and Union City were adamant that they followed normal procedures and no cheating occurred...

    The DOE’s Office of Fiscal Accountability and Compliance will look into Jersey City Community Charter School’s 5.59 wrong-to-right erasure rate per student in Grade 3, since it doesn’t lie within the jurisdiction of a school district.

    Bayonne’s Board of Education will inspect Midtown Community School 8’s 9.48 erasure rate in Grade 8, and Union City will prepare a report about Washington Elementary’s 5.80 erasure rate in Grade 3.”