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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...
  • N.J. Democrats protest laws requiring photo ID at polls

    08/16/2012 7:23:29 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 27 replies ^ | August 16, 2012
    An Essex County Democratic lawmaker today urged Gov. Chris Christie to break from his party and use his growing national profile to condemn laws that have popped up across the country requiring voters to show identification. “I challenge Gov. Christie,” said Assemblyman John McKeon (D-Essex). “Gov. Christie has now the national spotlight. He’ll be the keynote speaker at the convention. If he is the leader he purports to be, he will renounce this thinly veiled attempt to disenfranchise voters,” said Assemblyman John McKeon (D-Essex) at a press conference in West Orange with two other Democratic assembly members and a liberal...
  • All Circuits Are Busy - New Jersey

    08/06/2012 1:02:00 PM PDT · by Wuli · 52 replies
    August 6, 2012 | Wuli
    Have not been able to make calls out of state all afternoon - from Northern New Jersey; anyone hear anything about this??
  • NJ: Team Obama hitting the panic button over shrinking gender gap

    07/27/2012 11:53:49 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/27/2012 | Ed Morrissey
    Why, wonders Beth Reinhard of National Journal, is Team Obama airing a new television ad with claims already rated by Politifact as "pants on fire" false? The ad in question, "Troubled," claims Romney wants to make all abortions illegal, even in cases of rape an incest:CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE VIDEO The ad from the Obama campaign said Romney "backed a bill that outlaws all abortions, even in cases of rape and incest."The Obama campaign provides virtually nothing to back that up, however. It has no evidence that Romney explicitly opposed the exception for rape and incest. While he supported...
  • Weiner Wife Under Guard (Huma Abedin Reported Threatened by Muslim Man)

    07/22/2012 11:34:25 AM PDT · by kristinn · 55 replies
    The New York Post ^ | Sunday, July 22, 2012 | Larry Celona
    Police and federal officials have placed security around ex-Rep. Anthony Weiner’s wife, Huma Abedin, after a New Jersey man threatened her, law-enforcement sources said. An individual, described as a Muslim man...
  • Trenton Mayor Tony Mack designates acting mayor in his absence amid FBI probe

    07/20/2012 9:48:41 AM PDT · by Spaghetti Man · 1 replies
    The Times of Trenton ^ | July 20m 2012 | Alex Zdan
    TRENTON – Mayor Tony Mack’s city-owned SUV was parked behind the fire department’s repair garage last night, with no sign of the mayor. Firefighters said the SUV appeared on the apron in front of fire headquarters on Perry Street Wednesday evening, and was parked in the lot later on. No one from the city had come to claim it. Late Thursday night, Mack sent a letter to City Clerk Leona Baylor designating Business Administrator Sam Hutchinson as acting mayor “during such time as I may be unavailable.” Civic watchdog Jim Carlucci says this is likely a pro forma move to...
  • Tip - Christie to give keynote address at RNC

    07/18/2012 9:27:40 AM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 52 replies
    NY Post ^ | 7-18-2012 | Josh Margolin
    The word is going out quietly to Republican activists across New Jersey: If you’re going to the GOP convention in Tampa next month, be sure to be there by Tuesday night, Aug. 28, because Gov. Chris Christie is going to be giving the keynote speech that night. “We’ve been told that’s the night to be there, that’s when the governor is going to speak. They’re saying he’s the keynoter,” one top party activist told The Post yesterday. (developing)
  • Ethics Committee launches probe of Dem Rep. Robert Andrews

    07/17/2012 4:21:34 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 9 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 17, 2012 | Jordy Yager
    The House Ethics Committee on Tuesday announced it is investigating allegations that Rep. Robert Andrews (D-N.J.) violated House ethics rules. The Office of Congressional Ethics (OCE) referred the case to the secretive ethics panel, which did not disclose what the charges are. The Ethics committee said it will take an additional 45 days to consider the matter against Andrews and make a formal announcement about its decision on Aug. 31, 2012. The watchdog group, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW), filed a complaint against Andrews last November with the Federal Election Commission (FEC), citing articles in the Newark...
  • Woman arraigned in connection with allegedly attempting to kill husband with chemicals, oil, ax

    07/14/2012 8:18:37 AM PDT · by Focault's Pendulum · 21 replies ^ | Julia Terruso The Star Ledger
    <p>SOMERVILLE — Through scarred eyes, Leacroft Mattadeen squinted to get a glimpse of the wife who allegedly doused him with chemicals and hot cooking oil and chased him with an ax.</p> <p>He stood out Friday in his second-row seat in Superior Court in Somerville. His right arm and torso were wrapped in compression bandages. His neck was stabilized by a brace......</p>
  • American Muslims Stone Christians in Dearborn, MI (Original edit)

    07/05/2012 5:51:30 PM PDT · by Pinkbell · 43 replies
    Youtube ^ | June 26, 2012 | jmarkcampbell
    If this extremely disturbing video does not result in a Federal investigation into the human rights violations of those Christians physically attacked at the 2012 Dearborn Arab Festival then we are watching the beginning of a new America, a MUSLIM AMERICA. In this new America, a MUSLIM AMERICA, shariah-compliant Muslims have succeeded in striking fear into the hearts of the infidels. In the case of the Dearborn Arab Festival, you will see that the infidels are NOT the few, brave Christians who withstood the physical attacks by the blood-thirsty Muslims, but the fearful are those who have taken an oath...
  • Chris Christie: New Jersey to be ‘Romney country’

    06/29/2012 3:42:21 AM PDT · by Dadofmany · 63 replies
    Politico ^ | 6/27/12 8:59 AM EDT | WILLIAM BERGSTROM |
    “going to be Mitt Romney Country,” New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie believes his state will support Mitt Romney’s bid for president as much as he does. Standing alongside the Republican presidential candidate, Christie told donors at a $50,000-a-plate fundraising dinner on Tuesday night in Woodbridge, N.J., that the state is “going to be Mitt Romney Country,” according to the Boston Herald. Read more:“They say that the best thing to be in politics is to be early and right, and New Jersey was early and right in picking Mitt Romney,” Christie said. “And we weren’t just right for our party;...
  • Report: Stowaways in container on ship in New Jersey port

    06/27/2012 7:53:47 AM PDT · by epluribus_2 · 14 replies
    msnbc ^ | today | msnbc
    Report: Stowaways in container on ship in New Jersey port By Elizabeth Chuck, Immigration agents were called to Port Newark in New Jersey Wednesday morning amid reports that a ship docked there has multiple stowaways aboard. According to the Coast Guard, someone on the ship heard sounds from the container, but opted not to open it at sea. Crew members then told the Coast Guard they believed there were several stowaways on board, an official told The official believes "it will take a significant amount of time" to reach the container. The Villa d'Aquarius originated several weeks ago...
  • New Jersey woman hit with baseball sues Little League player

    06/23/2012 5:26:06 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 22 replies ^ | 6-22-2012 | AP
    <p>MANCHESTER TOWNSHIP, N.J. – A New Jersey woman who was struck in the face with a baseball at a Little League game is suing the young catcher who threw it.</p> <p>Elizabeth Lloyd is seeking more than $150,000 in damages to cover medical costs stemming from the incident at a Manchester Little League game two years ago. She's also seeking an undefined amount for pain and suffering.</p>
  • Komen Announces New Funding for Planned Parenthood Abortion Biz

    06/18/2012 4:11:44 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 12 replies
    Life News ^ | 6/18/12 | Steven Ertelt
    Another Komen affiliate is sending thousands of dollars to the nation’s biggest abortion business following the national controversy over Komen’s initial decision, and subsequent reversal, to deny Planned Parenthood funding.The North Jersey affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure announced Friday that Planned Parenthood is among the recipients of more than $1.2 million in total grants to 18 local organizations. A news report reveals the Komen chapter had given a $20,000 grant to the local Planned Parenthood abortion business last year and chose to renew the grant this year. Komen North Jersey spokeswoman Kathi Edelson Wolder said Friday the...
  • Winner of Hoboken's annual Sinatra Idol contest learned to speak again by singing crooner's songs

    06/15/2012 7:00:51 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    The Jersey Journal ^ | Friday, June 15, 2012 | Matthew McNab
    Winner of Hoboken's annual Sinatra Idol contest learned to speak again after accident by singing crooner's songsIn his third appearance in Hoboken's annual Sinatra Idol Contest last night, James Anthony, of Bristow, Va., was named the winner from among 15 contestants. Anthony received a perfect score, 25, for "Blues in the Night," which earned him the crown of best Sinatra-style singer. A Las Vegas native, Anthony worked in his teens as an usher at several Sinatra concerts at Caesar's Palace, but he never made the connection with Sinatra until a near-death experience seven years ago. Anthony said he started listening...
  • Battle Brewing Over Middletown Mosque Expansion - Allegations of leader’s support of Hamas raised

    06/11/2012 8:55:24 AM PDT · by Steve Peacock · 2 replies
    The Revered Review ^ | June 10, 2012 | Steve Peacock
    A battle over the proposed expansion of a mosque whose imam allegedly supports the terrorist group Hamas is brewing in Middletown, New Jersey, where one local activist/analyst is leading the charge to raise awareness of these allegations... The topic of terrorism is particularly sensitive in Middletown, a New York metropolitan-area suburb that lost thirty-seven residents who were working in New York City on 9/11. Ryan Mauro, a national security analyst and fellow with, says Sheikh Reda Shata, imam of the Islamic Society of Monmouth County (ISMC), is a Hamas supporter who has been identified in an NYPD investigation as...
  • Walker Victory: This Is What the Tea Party Is About

    06/09/2012 2:01:32 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 20 replies
    Patriot Post ^ | June 8, 2012 | Mona Charen
    Though it hasn't been celebrated as such, Scott Walker's victory in Wisconsin represents the full flowering of the tea party movement. It is also a sign -- among others -- that the Republican Party has recaptured its ideological core. The tea partyers are often mischaracterized as extreme right-wingers. Thus, proponents of same-sex marriage or unrestricted abortion will invoke "tea party" elements as those most opposed to their efforts. That's off target. Though many in the movement may have conservative social views, those weren't the issues that spurred them to organize, demonstrate and vote.
  • U.S. Rep Pascrell beats Rep. Rothman in Democratic primary ...[( Obama loses again)}

    06/05/2012 7:40:06 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 11 replies ^ | June 5, 2012 | By Matt Friedman/Statehouse Bureau
    In an upset, U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell has defeated fellow incumbent U.S. Rep. Steve Rothman in the Democratic primary for the 9th Congressional District. Rothman conceded shortly after 10:30 p.m. The two men found themselves facing off after redistricting, which put Rothman in a heavily Republican district and Pascrell in a district that more closely resembled the one Rothman had represented than his own. Rather than run an uphill battle against a Republican incumbent, Rothman chose to move to Englewood and run against Pascrell.
  • Donald Payne Jr. wins Democratic nomination for House seat (NJ 10 As far left as Father?)

    06/05/2012 7:14:03 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 2 replies ^ | June 5, 2012 | By David Giambusso/The Star-Ledger
    The Associated Press has called the 10th Congressional District primary race for Newark City Councilman Donald Payne Jr. Payne Jr. out-raised, outspent, and in the end, out-campaigned fellow City Councilman Ron Rice and State Sen. Nia Gill, his two biggest challengers in a heated race to succeed his father, U.S. Rep. Donald Payne Sr., who died in March after a battle with colon cancer. Payne won in the 10th District, which carries parts of Essex, Hudson and Union Counties. The seat was vacated when his father, Rep. Donald Payne Sr. died in March after a battle with colon cancer. Now...
  • Parents of Adolf Hitler denied custody

    06/03/2012 6:58:32 PM PDT · by presidio9 · 56 replies
    UPI ^ | May 31, 2012
    A New Jersey judge ruled the parents of four children with Nazi-inspired names will not get custody of their kids. Adolf Hitler Campbell, 6, and his two sisters, Joycelynn Aryan Nation Campbell, 5, and Honszlynn Hinler Jeannie Campbell, 4, have been in state custody since shortly after a Holland Township grocer refused to decorate a birthday cake for the boy's third birthday, The (Newark, N.J.) Star-Ledger reported Wednesday. State officials allegedly took custody of a newborn son, Hons Campbell, just hours after his birth in November. Now, a Superior Court judge has decided that self-proclaimed Nazis Heath and Deborah Campbell...
  • Extremists break into, take over $2.5 millon foreclosed home

    05/30/2012 5:10:12 PM PDT · by jakerobins · 19 replies
    An Upstate man is in custody, accused by the FBI and local law enforcement as being part of a “domestic terrorist group” that broke into and took over a foreclosed home, according to a release by the Pickens County Sheriff’s Office. The home is listed as being valued at $2,599,000. A realtor checking on the home found a notice, apparently posted by the extremists, saying that they were taking possession of the home. The Sheriff's Office release said, “On April 24, a deputy responded to a report of a burglary at 112 White Violet Way in Sunset. A lock on...
  • Moran: War over Chris Christie's Supreme Court nominee claims a decent man, Bruce Harris

    06/03/2012 11:48:07 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 9 replies
    Star Ledger ^ | June 1, 2012 | By Tom Moran/ The Star-Ledger
    Bruce Harris lost the fight of his life Thursday, and it wasn’t his fault, not even one bit. It was painful to watch because he is so clearly a decent man and a gentle soul, caught between larger political actors who played him as an expendable pawn in their never-ending game of chess. Yet there he was, taking one blow after another as Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee built a rock-solid case against his nomination to the state Supreme Court during a five-hour hearing.
  • President Obama Shuns Lech Walesa

    06/01/2012 11:15:12 AM PDT · by SaraJohnson · 20 replies
    National Review ^ | 6/1/12 | Rory Cooper
    Lech Walesa was once a trade-union activist. He was often arrested for speaking his mind against Communist oppression behind the Iron Curtain in Poland and for defying the Soviet Union. He was an electrician who, with no higher education, led one of the most profound freedom movements of the 20th century — Solidarity. He became president of Poland and swept in reforms, pushing the Soviet Union out of his homeland and moving the country toward a free-market economy and individual liberty. And President Obama doesn’t want him to set foot in the White House.
  • Senate committee rejects Christie N.J. Supreme Court nominee Bruce Harris

    05/31/2012 1:16:10 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 17 replies ^ | May 31, 2012 | By MaryAnn Spoto/The Star-Ledger
    TRENTON — Dealing Gov. Chris Christie his second bitter defeat over a high-ranking judicial appointment, the Senate Judiciary Committee today rejected the nomination of Mayor Bruce Harris of Chatham Borough to the state Supreme Court. The Democrat-controlled committee voted 7 to 6 to turn away the 61-year-old Harris, the first openly gay and third African-American to be nominated to the state's highest court. State Sen. Brian Stack (D-Hudson), an ally of the Republican governor, was the only Democrat to vote in support of the nomination.
  • NJ Primary This Tuesday - IMO Qarmout is the best conservative choice

    05/28/2012 6:19:05 AM PDT · by EricTheRed_VocalMinority · 4 replies
    Vocal Minority ^ | 5/28/12 | EricTheRed
    So wrapped up in the national events leading up to November’s elections, I totally forgot this Tuesday is the primary here in New Jersey. And we’ve got an entrenched Democrat Senator, Bob Menendez, up for his umpteenth reelection. Question is: Are there any Republicans who have a shot at unseating him? U.S. Senate Race: Republican Party Primary GOP voters have choice between three outsiders and a state Senator in June 5 primary to win change to unseat Sen. Menendez By Joe Tyrrell, May 25, 2012Some of the candidates may object to the pecking order, but both feathers and ideas are...
  • Obama's Last Line of Defense

    05/27/2012 12:24:27 PM PDT · by neverdem · 34 replies
    National Journal ^ | May 24, 2012 | Ronald Brownstein
    The new round of national and state surveys this week generally showing President Obama clinging to a tenuous advantage over Republican Mitt Romney reinforce the conclusion that socially liberal, upscale white women may stand as the president's indispensable line of defense in his struggle for reelection. Both the national ABC/Washington Post survey released earlier this week, and the NBC/Marist Polls released Thursday in the battleground states of Ohio, Virginia and Florida show Obama retaining preponderant support among minority voters who were critical to his 2008 victory. Conversely, in almost all of the surveys, Obama faces a consistent pattern of erosion...
  • No Surprise When Cory Booker Defends Capitalism

    05/28/2012 5:22:41 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies ^ | May 28, 2012 | Star Parker
    Winston Churchill captured what this presidential election is about when he observed “the inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of blessings; the inherent virtue of socialism is the equal sharing of miseries.” It’s why the young black Democrat mayor of Newark, NJ, Cory Booker, got high level repudiation from the Obama campaign, including from the president himself, when he insolently suggested that Bain Capital, the investment firm once headed by Mitt Romney, might actually do positive things. Booker, an Obama campaign surrogate, went off script on Meet the Press when he refused to justify a campaign attack ad...
  • Politico Lets Obama Off Unemployment Hook: 'Bad Numbers Beyond His Control'

    05/25/2012 5:37:38 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 14 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    If between now and Election Day unemployment numbers improve, particularly if they dip below the 8% barrier, you know President Obama, with an MSM assist, will be out there pounding his chest about the number of jobs "he created." But when the unemployment numbers remain weak? Well, that's not Obama's fault. Just ask Mike Allen of Politico. On today's Morning Joe, trying to explain Obama's early campaign stumbles, Allen declared that certain factors, including the bleak job numbers, were "beyond the control" of Obama. View the video here.
  • Convicted Bomber Brett Kimberlin Neal Rauhauser Ron Brynaert & Their Campaign of Political Terrorism

    05/25/2012 2:24:22 AM PDT · by BCrago66 · 8 replies
    Patterico's Pontifications ^ | 5/25/12 | Patrick Frey, Esq.
    You’re about to listen to one of the most bone-chilling pieces of audio you will ever hear. At least, it was to me when I first heard it. It’s a phone call that could have gotten me killed. In this post you will hear that audio clip. You will also read about a months-long campaign of harassment carried out by at least three individuals: Ron Brynaert, Neal Rauhauser, and Brett Kimberlin — much of it directed at critics of Brett Kimberlin. This harassment includes repeated references to critics’ family members, workplace complaints, publication of personal information such as home addresses...
  • Convicted Bomber Kimberlin, Rauhauser, Brynaert, and Their Campaign of Political Terrorism

    05/25/2012 5:44:46 AM PDT · by netmilsmom · 2 replies
    Patterico's Pontifications ^ | 5/24/12 | Patterico
    Ever heard of "SWATing"? "In the last radio interview Andrew Breitbart ever gave, on Hugh Hewitt’s radio show, Breitbart talked about a new ruthless tactic used by thugs against political opponents: [O]ne of the things they’ve done to people who have worked with me in the past, including an L.A. prosecutor, is to “SWAT.” That means that they’re spoofing phones, pretending to be somebody else’s phone, calling 911, and saying “I killed somebody” and then the person’s home is met with the guns drawn, the SWAT and the helicopters, in a horrifying act. It’s happened twice: once in New Jersey,...
  • House Democrats: NYPD should purge spy files

    05/10/2012 2:16:55 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 6 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 10, 2012 | MATT APUZZO
    WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats on Thursday urged the New York Police Department to purge its intelligence databases of information gleaned from its clandestine spying on Muslim neighborhoods. They also criticized the Obama administration for offering tepid responses to questions about whether it endorses such tactics.