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  • A message from Bruce Springsteen

    10/21/2012 9:00:51 AM PDT · by dennisw · 102 replies ^ | October 17, 2012 | Bruce
    Dear Friends: The election is coming up on all of us and we all have strong feelings about it. IÂ’ve been getting asked a lot about where I stand, so for those who are interested, here goes. This presidential election is different than the last one because President Obama has a four year record to run on. Last time around, he carried with him a tremendous amount of hope and expectations. Unfortunately, due to the economic chaos the previous administration left him with, and the extraordinary intensity of the opposition, it turned into a really rough ride. But through grit,...
  • CDC says another 19 people diagnosed with meningitis in U.S. outbreak (over 230 cases now)

    10/16/2012 4:49:34 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 22 replies
    Another 19 people have been diagnosed with fungal meningitis linked to possibly tainted vials of a steroid medication, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Tuesday, bringing the total number of cases to 231. The CDC said there were two additional cases of infection in joints after a steroid injection but these were not confirmed as meningitis, bringing the total of infections nationwide to 233. The death toll from the unprecedented outbreak was unchanged at 15, the CDC said.
  • Video: Christie Says “Bigots” Attacking Him on Radical Islam

    08/08/2012 1:11:34 PM PDT · by bayouranger · 38 replies ^ | 07AUG12 | Ryan Mauro
    New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, often described as a "rock star" in the Republican Party, has finally addressed the criticism of his courtship of Islamists. On July 24, Christie held an Iftar dinner at the Governor's Mansion, attended by Imam Mohammad Qatanani, a Hamas-linked cleric whose deportation is sought by the Department of Homeland Security. Christie reiterated his support for Qatanani and made the case to his Muslim audience that he is their ally by ridiculing the "bigots" attacking him. Christie opens by talking about the attacks on "our relationship" (between him and, as he would characterize it, the Muslim...
  • 1450 (AM) Atlantic City to Flip to Talk (Beck, Sean, Levin)

    10/14/2012 7:44:08 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 6 replies
    Radio Insight ^ | 10/14/12 | Lance Venta
    Townsquare Media Sports 1450 WENJ Atlantic City will drop its simulcast of sister “97.3 ESPN” WENJ-FM and flip to Talk on Monday, October 15. The new format is to be branded as “Talk Radio 1450 WPG” with actual calls of WPGG. The WPG calls were used on an Atlantic City owned station in the 1920′s and 30′s... Harry Hurley, who returned to host mornings on 1450 this summer will host mornings on the reconstitued “WPG“. The Press of Atlantic City reports the remainder of the lineup will feature Glenn Beck from 10am to 1pm, a local host to be named...
  • Meningitis Death Toll Rises To 15

    10/14/2012 3:45:19 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 28 replies
    WBUR/AP ^ | Oct 13, 2012
    -excerpt- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says the outbreak has now sickened 197 people in a 13 states.
  • N.J. Gov. Christie calls Tester a 'phony' at Billings fundraiser

    10/08/2012 6:10:22 PM PDT · by george76 · 4 replies
    ap ^ | October 06, 2012
    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie derided Montana Democratic U.S. Sen. Jon Tester on Friday as a “phony” who does not represent the state’s values as he urged Republicans to rally behind the campaign of Tester challenger Denny Rehberg. ... Christie said Tester has turned his back on Montana since his election six years ago by establishing close relationships with lobbyists and lining up behind Democratic leaders like Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid.
  • School Pays Contractor $55/hr for Secretary to Open an Envelope

    10/04/2012 1:09:05 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies ^ | October 4, 2012 | Kyle Olson
    Sometimes private contractors see schools and their multi-million dollar budgets as great sources of potential revenue. And because schools rarely employ people with business sense or experience, they sometimes hire contractors to perform major projects without seeking competitive bids or doing thorough background checks on the companies.Then the cost overrun bills start arriving and more tax dollars than necessary go out the door.In Hillsborough, New Jersey, school board members were recently “shocked” and “insulted” that the district’s architectural contractor recently submitted invoices totaling about $19,000, according to the Hillsborough Beacon.Apparently there was some confusion about what the contactor should charge...
  • Officials field Flemington residents' questions on need for assault rifles for police

    09/28/2012 7:20:01 AM PDT · by Altariel · 32 replies ^ | September 25, 2012 | Rick Epstein
    FLEMINGTON — Several residents questioned the need to buy four assault rifles for the borough Police Department at the Borough Council meeting Monday night. When council candidate Dorothy Fine asked why the guns are needed, Mayor Erica Edwards said that they would be needed in case an “active shooter” must be dealt with. **** The mayor and council want to buy four .40 caliber 30-shot Heckler & Koch automatic rifles for $10,000. A final vote on the funding for that equipment and other capital equipment for the borough could take place on Tuesday, Oct. 9, a meeting that will be...
  • Obama, Menendez keep double-digit leads in New Jersey (Interesting Demographics)

    09/25/2012 7:39:50 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 20 replies
    Washington Times ^ | September 25, 2012 | David Hill
    New Jersey voters appear poised to choose President Obama and Democratic Sen. Robert Menendez by a comfortable margin in this fall's elections, according to a poll released Tuesday. A Monmouth University poll shows Mr. Obama with a lead of 52 percent to 37 percent over Republican challenger Mitt Romney. -snip- Polls consistently have shown the president and Mr. Menendez as double-digit favorites in the Garden State, although polling in the Senate race has been marked by a relatively high number of undecided voters
  • Sunken treasure off N.J.'s coast? Florida diver lays claim to ship wreck site

    09/23/2012 8:04:55 AM PDT · by Theoria · 10 replies
    The Star-Ledger ^ | 22 Sept 2012 | Stephen Stirling
    It was buried among the legal ads in a local newspaper this week, nary two paragraphs long amid public notices from municipalities and legal name changes. It was a federal court announcement, but no ordinary one, from a treasure hunter announcing to "modern day pirates" that he was laying claim to a previously undiscovered Civil War-era shipwreck buried off the coast of Asbury Park — the maritime equivalent of a wedding officiant asking "if anyone has reason for these two not to be wed, speak now or forever hold your peace." The "groom" is Allan Gardner, a Florida diver who...
  • Confirmed: Mafia Towns Have Dirty Politicians

    09/18/2012 1:50:45 PM PDT · by AtlasStalled · 6 replies
    Friends of Ours ^ | 09/18/12 | Friends of Ours
    The four areas where organized crime reigns in America -- New York City, Dirty Jersey, Chicagoland and South Florida -- also account for the lion's share of corruption convictions by federal prosecutors against local officials as reported by Joe Palazzolo for The Wall Street Journal Law Blog. The U.S. Department of Justice has released the number of corruption convictions its prosecutors have won against public servants over the last ten years across the 93 federal judicial districts into which the country is divided, and at the top of the list is New Jersey with 429 convictions. Third on the list...
  • Can Republicans Talk? (Sowell on speaking out on issues)

    09/17/2012 11:15:49 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 46 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | September 18, 2012 | Thomas Sowell
    The first time I saw Chris Christie on television, shortly after he became governor of New Jersey, my immediate reaction was, "My Gosh! A Talking Republican!" It was almost like seeing a talking giraffe or a talking salamander. Technically speaking, Republicans do talk, but talking is definitely not their strong suit. Nor do they seem to have put a lot of thought into what they say or how they say it. The net result is that articulate Democrats can get away with the biggest lies, without any serious rebuttal from most Republicans. I have not heard any Republican official or...
  • Senate 2012 Outlook (Prospect for GOP gains is solid. But Republican control looks less likely)

    04/02/2012 6:51:01 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    National Review ^ | 04/02/2012 | Jim Geraghty
    A Republican-controlled Senate in 2012 looks less likely than it did a few weeks ago, but the prospect for GOP gains is still quite solid. Of the 33 Senate seats up for grabs this cycle, seven are occupied by Democrats or Democrat-leaning independents who are not seeking reelection, three are occupied by Republicans who are not seeking reelection, 16 are occupied by Democrats seeking reelection, and seven are occupied by Republicans seeking reelection. This is the class of senators last elected in 2006, a midterm election that almost could not have gone worse for the GOP. A few recent developments...
  • Gritty N.J. city of Camden to scrap police department amid budget woes

    08/26/2012 5:12:44 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 32 replies
    Fox News ^ | 8/26/2012 | By Perry Chiaramonte
    Crime-ridden Camden, New Jersey - often referred to as the most dangerous city in the United States—is getting rid of its police department. In the latest example of a cash-strapped municipality taking drastic measures to deal with swollen public sector liabilities and shrinking budgets, the city plans to disband its 460-member police department and replace it with a non-union “Metro Division” of the Camden County Police. Backers of the plan say it will save millions of dollars for taxpayers while ensuring public safety, but police unions say it is simply a way to get out of collective bargaining with the...
  • New Jersey Casino Suing Gamblers Who Won $1.5 Million, Blames Unshuffled Decks of Cards

    08/21/2012 8:05:12 PM PDT · by Justaham · 26 replies
    ABC News ^ | 8/21/12 | ALYSSA NEWCOMB
    A New Jersey casino has sued a group of gamblers who won $1.5 million after they allegedly realized the eight decks of cards used in a game of mini baccarat were not preshuffled. The Golden Nugget in Atlantic City, N.J., filed suit against the gamblers and playing card company Gemaco after 14 players collectively won $1,536,700 in 41 winning hands. As the same sequence of cards kept appearing April 30, the players increased their bets from $10 to $5,000, the casino alleged. "The gamblers unlawfully took advantage of the Golden Nugget when they caught onto the pattern and ... by...
  • Teen dies in police pursuit

    08/20/2012 7:12:59 PM PDT · by Morgana · 24 replies
    FOXNY ^ | 8.20.2012 | LUKE FUNK
    A 13-year old boy who helped carjack a Jaguar died when a police chase ended in a crash on Sunday night in Irvington, N.J. Police started chasing a vehicle at 10 p.m. that had been reported carjacked on Sunday afternoon. The driver refused to stop and took off. Police pursued the car, which continued to attempt to elude apprehension. The vehicle hit another car at Clinton Avenue and Sanford Avenue and then hit a utility pole. A boy, who was a passenger in the carjacked vehicle, was pronounced dead at the scene. The other three juvenile occupants in the vehicle...
  • Regarding Connecticut&New Mexico Leaning Tossup.What Are The Explanations?

    08/20/2012 6:32:56 PM PDT · by Ryan_Rubio_2016 · 35 replies
    Could Connecticut and New Mexico going from "Obama" to "Lean Obama" become a sign of things to come? What has happened in a blue New England state may hopefully be a new trend going into November. Maybe Connecticut turning purple is primarily due to the number of "Wall Street" residents living there and knowing what will happen to their fortunes or incomes if Obama is re-elected. Hopefully the trend will continue in September when New Jersey, Nevada and Minnesota turn purple giving Obama more states to worry about and less money and time to campaign in.
  • Jersey Legislators Take Stand Against Voter ID

    08/20/2012 10:23:47 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 3 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 18 Aug 2012 | John Semmens
    New Jersey State Assemblyman John McKeon (D-Essex) called on Governor Chris Christie to break ranks with fellow Republicans who are drafting a voter ID law for that state. McKeon says he wants Christie to use his allotted speaking time at the upcoming GOP Convention to denounce voter ID laws. “These voter ID laws are clearly aimed at disenfranchising the illiterate, lazy, and undocumented persons who comprise a significant portion of the Democratic Party’s constituency,” McKeon complained. “These people already have a hard enough life without having to endure the additional effort required to get a photo ID. The state ought...
  • Writer Steve Peacock to Address Ocean County (NJ) Citizens for Freedom Group

    08/19/2012 8:05:23 AM PDT · by Steve Peacock · 3 replies
    U,S. Trade & Aid Monitor ^ | Aug. 18, 2012 | Steve Peacock
    This coming Thursday (Aug. 23) journalist Steve Peacock will appear as one of the guest speakers at the monthly open meeting of Ocean County Citizens for Freedom, a grassroots Tea Party group here on the New Jersey Shore. He will discuss his foreign aid-related research that he has published as an investigative reporter, particularly his recent findings via U.S. Trade & Aid Monitor as well as at WND, The Revered Review, and Patriot Update. Among issues to be explored will be the refusal of Congress members to relinquish tainted campaign contributions from the political action committee of HSBC, the disgraced...
  • Shame on Senator Frank R. Lautenberg!

    08/19/2012 6:59:18 AM PDT · by tselatysr · 12 replies
    Tea Party Tribune ^ | 2012-08-19 06:14:32 | Rabbi Dr.Zucker
    By Rabbi Dr. Daniel M. ZuckerNew Jersey's senior U.S. Senator, Frank R. Lautenberg, published an article[1] ("Romney must stop playing politics with Israel") in the August 15, 2012 edition of The Jerusalem Post for which he should be thoroughly ashamed; it is a political smear and loaded with distortions and outright lies. It is a desperate attempt to stop the erosion[2] of Jewish votes from supporting the re-election of President Barack H. Obama that several polls[3] over the past few weeks have indicated is occurring.  Lautenberg's article is truly an ugly case of the kettle calling the pot black, and...