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  • Chris Christie: WaPo's Eugene Robinson 'ignorant,' 'shouldn’t have a platform to speak'

    01/18/2012 6:54:01 AM PST · by Rufus2007 · 12 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | January 18, 2012 | Jeff Poor
    Last year, Washington Post columnist Eugene Robinson had some advice for New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie: “Find some way to lose weight.” It is advice Robinson gave in his Washington Post column and later on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.” His argument was Christie needed to use his weight loss to set an example for a country fighting a so-called obesity epidemic. But Christie wasn’t receptive to Robinson’s criticism. On Wednesday’s broadcast of “Morning Joe,” Christie spoke about an interview he conducted with Oprah Winfrey, where he was open about his weight struggle. However, he also criticized Robinson for being ignorant about...
  • SAF, ANJRPC Will Appeal New Jersey Right-to-carry Ruling

    01/15/2012 6:32:29 AM PST · by marktwain · 11 replies ^ | 13 January, 2012 | SAF
    The Second Amendment Foundation and Association of New Jersey Rifle & Pistol Clubs will appeal a federal judge's ruling Friday that "the Second Amendment does not include a general right to carry handguns outside the home." Federal Judge William H. Walls, a Clinton appointee, dismissed a case filed by both organizations challenging New Jersey's handgun carry laws, which have all but eliminated the right to self-defense with a firearm outside the home. "The Second Amendment Foundation and ANJRPC are prepared to take this case all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court, where SAF has already won a landmark case...
  • New Jersey Legislation to Repeal Gun Rationing Introduced

    01/14/2012 8:22:44 AM PST · by marktwain · 2 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 13 January, 2012 | NRA-ILA
    renton, NJ --( Last Tuesday, the first day of the 215th session of the New Jersey Legislature, Assembly Bill 857 was introduced. Introduced by Assemblywoman Alison Littell McHose (R-24), A 857 would repeal New Jersey’s law which allows residents to purchase only one handgun per month. Current law states, “A dealer shall not knowingly deliver more than one handgun to any person within any 30-day period.” Supporters of gun rationing claim that this law is needed to prevent criminals from buying large quantities of handguns for illegal resale. The following are three reasons why gun rationing should be repealed: 1....
  • SAF, ANJRPC Will Appeal New Jersey Right-to-carry Ruling

    01/14/2012 5:58:47 AM PST · by marktwain · 7 replies · 1+ views
    PR Newswire ^ | 13 January, 2012 | SAF
    BELLEVUE, Wash., Jan. 13, 2012 -- /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Second Amendment Foundation and Association of New Jersey Rifle & Pistol Clubs will appeal a federal judge's ruling Friday that "the Second Amendment does not include a general right to carry handguns outside the home." Federal Judge William H. Walls, a Clinton appointee, dismissed a case filed by both organizations challenging New Jersey's handgun carry laws, which have all but eliminated the right to self-defense with a firearm outside the home. "The Second Amendment Foundation and ANJRPC are prepared to take this case all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court,...
  • High school teacher faces sack over anti-gay Facebook comments

    01/13/2012 12:15:09 AM PST · by Colonel Kangaroo · 43 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 1-13-2012 | Daily Mail
    A New Jersey school teacher accused of writing anti-gay comments on Facebook is stirring a new pot on free speech rights versus her possible termination. Tenure charges were formally filed against high school English teacher Viki Knox, 50, last month after she was placed on leave in September for words her school board argues to be potentially harmful to their students. 'Why parade your unnatural immoral behaviors before the rest of us?' a Facebook user with her name wrote calling homosexuality 'a perverted spirit,' 'sin,' and which 'breeds like cancer,' according to
  • Ten States That Cannot Pay Their Bills

    01/11/2012 8:04:38 AM PST · by blam · 62 replies
    24/7 ^ | 1-11-2012 | Michael B. Sauter, Charles B. Stockdale, Ashley C. Allen
    Ten States That Cannot Pay Their Bills Posted: January 11, 2012 at 6:59 amMichael B. Sauter, Charles B. Stockdale, Ashley C. Allen 10. New Hampshire > 2011 budget shortfall as a % of general fund: 27.2% > 2011 budget shortfall: $365 million > 2012 projected budget shortfall: 18.4% (8th largest) > GDP change (2006 – 2010): +7.5% (11th smallest increase) > Median home value change (2006 – 2010): -4% (12th largest decline) New Hampshire is often considered to have weathered the recession better than most states. It has one of the strongest economies in the country in many respects. Its...
  • In 2012, We Should Finally Reform Depression-Era Workplace Rules

    01/10/2012 1:00:00 PM PST · by Kaslin · 10 replies ^ | January 10, 2012 | Carrie Lukas
    “N.J. Gas Station Workers Cheated Out of Pay to Get $1M in Back Wages.” That was a headline in the New Jersey Star-Ledger. It's a classic tale of big, bad business trying to stick it to the little guy. And this time, the little guy prevailed with help of crack law enforcement. But is that really the story? Maybe. But maybe not. What we know is that in 2011 the Department of Labor found that scores of gas station owners in the Garden State (where self-service is outlawed to protect gas station attendant jobs) failed to comply properly with the...
  • Farmers Sue (Democrat) Jon Corzine Over Missing Millions (Obama supporter and campaign financier)

    01/10/2012 4:26:11 AM PST · by tobyhill · 15 replies · 2+ views
    abc ^ | 1/9/2012 | CINDY GALLI
    Montana farmers have filed a class action suit against former New Jersey governor Jon Corzine, charging that the failed financial firm run by Corzine stole millions from their accounts to pay off its spiraling debts, and that Corzine's "single-minded obsession" with making MF Global a big player on Wall Street led to the firm's collapse. MF Global's clients included 38,000 wheat farmers, cattle ranchers and others who "hedged" their crop prices by placing millions in MF Global accounts. Those accounts were supposed to be "segregated and secure," according to the federal suit, meaning MF Global could not draw on those...
  • 40 Wall Street: John Corzine's Latest Office Space?

    01/09/2012 10:00:23 PM PST · by John S Mosby · 10 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 01/09/2012 | Tyler Durden
    While nearly three months after the MF Global bankruptcy nobody still has any idea where the billion + in commingled client money has gone, nor why Corzine is still out and about walking freely, the former CEO of both Goldman, MF Global and New Jersey is rumored to be looking for office space at 40 Wall. Reports the WSJ:
  • GOP Assembly Leader Dies in NJ Statehouse

    01/10/2012 12:07:53 AM PST · by Brandonmark · 13 replies
    NBC New York ^ | 1/10/12 | By Brian Thompson
    The Republican minority leader in New Jersey's Assembly, Alex DeCroce, died late Monday night as a lame duck session of the legislature was just ending. DeCroce, 75, had served in the Assembly for 22 years, representing a large part of Morris County, and had led the Republican minority for the past eight years. "It was awful," said fellow legislator Jon Bramnick (R-Union) in describing the scene at the statehouse. Bramnick, who serves as conference leader for the Assembly Republicans, told NBC New York that DeCroce had described a pain in his left arm about an hour earlier and said he...
  • Sen. Menendez blocking BHO federal judge's appointment to powerful court of appeals

    01/06/2012 2:32:34 PM PST · by SMGFan · 12 replies
    The Star-Ledger ^ | January 6, 2012 | By Ted Sherman
    A federal magistrate judge nominated to the powerful U.S. Court of Appeals is being blocked by Sen. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.), in a little-known use of senatorial courtesy that could kill the appointment. The move, which has effectively derailed the nomination of U.S. Magistrate Patty Shwartz to the Third Circuit, marks the first time a judicial appointee of President Obama has been held up by a senator from his own party.
  • In Act of Defiance, Democrat Stalls Obama Choice for Court

    01/06/2012 6:23:47 AM PST · by Happy Valley Dude · 10 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 1/5/2012 | KATE ZERNIKE
    When a Democratic president nominates a federal judge from a state with two Democratic senators — and the Senate itself is controlled by Democrats — a speedy confirmation hearing typically follows. But in an unusual case of intraparty defiance, Senator Robert Menendez of New Jersey is holding up President Obama’s nomination of a judge to the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, the only time a Democrat has tried to block one of Mr. Obama’s judicial nominees. Mr. Menendez would not comment. But the nominee, Patty Shwartz, has been in a relationship for more than two decades...
  • NJ results overturned for assemblywoman-elect who did not live in legislative district for 1 year

    01/05/2012 6:03:03 PM PST · by SMGFan · 17 replies ^ | January 5, 2012 | By Matt Friedman
    TRENTON — In a surprise decision today, a state Superior Court judge tossed out the election of Assemblywoman-Elect Gabriela Mosquera and vacated her seat because she did not live in her legislative district for one year before her election, as required by the state constitution. “Because Respondent Gabriela M. Mosquera had not been a resident for one year before her election of the district for which she has been elected to the General Assembly… she was not eligible for that office at the time of the election,” Judge George Leone wrote in his ruling, which was issued tonight. Nevertheless, Leone...
  • Rep. Scott Garrett (R-NJ) Condemns Unconstitutional Recess Appointment of Cordray

    01/04/2012 1:37:53 PM PST · by dead · 16 replies
    WASHINGTON, DC – Rep. Scott Garrett (R-NJ), Chairman of the Congressional Constitution Caucus, issued the following statement today condemning the unconstitutional recess appointment by President Obama of Richard Cordray as head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB): “President Obama is abdicating his oath and duty to preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States by making an unconstitutional recess appointment of Richard Cordray to head the newly created CFPB. If it weren’t for his track record of trampling the Constitution to suit his political needs, I would say this announcement came as a surprise. Unfortunately, this is...
  • Hoboken cop fired for angry airport incident after SWAT scandal to continue fighting for job

    01/03/2012 12:27:27 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 19 replies ^ | 3 Jan 2012 | Summer Dawn Hortillosa
    The former Hoboken police lieutenant who was fired after 2007's Hoboken SWAT team scandal and an angry airport incident is continuing the fight to get his job back. Angelo Andriani will appear before an Office of Administrative Law judge several more times within the next few months. Andriani was fired after he carried a badge during his suspension for two trips to Louisiana when he was photographed pretending to be a Ku Klux Klan member, posing with bare-breasted women at Mardi Gras, letting Hooters girls hold his weapons and more.
  • NJ2AS Operation Establish Compliance Records First Victory for NJ Gun Owners

    01/02/2012 6:53:08 AM PST · by marktwain · 4 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 1 January, 2012 | NJ2AS
    Manahawkin, New Jersey --( The New Jersey Second Amendment Society (NJ2AS) has recorded its first substantial victory in Operation Establish Compliance with the reversal of Egg Harbor Township’s policy of requiring the signing of an unlimited release of information and liability waiver as a condition of processing firearms permit applications. Operation Establish Compliance is the ongoing effort to force Municipal Police Departments to issue firearms permits in accordance with the law. NJ2AS was only days away from filing a lawsuit challenging the additional form when Drew Parker, who serves on the Egg Harbor Township Zoning Board and is a member...
  • 2 doctors accused of performing late-term abortions in Md. arrested, charged with murder

    12/30/2011 12:07:28 PM PST · by iowamark · 33 replies · 1+ views
    Washington Post ^ | Friday, December 30, 2011 | AP
    WASHINGTON — Two out-of-state doctors who traveled to Maryland to perform late-term abortions have been arrested and charged with multiple counts of murder under the state’s viable fetus law, authorities said. Dr. Steven Brigham, of Voorhees, N.J., was taken into custody Wednesday night and is being held in the Camden County jail, according to police in Elkton, Md. Authorities also arrested Dr. Nicola Riley in Salt Lake City and she is in jail in Utah. Each is awaiting an extradition hearing. The two doctors were indicted by a grand jury after a 16-month investigation, police said. The investigation began in...
  • Two Maryland abortion doctors face murder charges

    12/30/2011 3:05:34 PM PST · by Straight Vermonter · 23 replies
    CNN ^ | 12/30/11 | CNN Staff
    Two Maryland doctors face murder charges related to abortions performed on late-term fetuses that were viable, authorities said Friday. Steven Brigham and Nicola Riley are in jails in New Jersey and Utah, respectively, awaiting extradition hearings to bring them back to Maryland, police in Elkton, Maryland, said in a news release. The two face identical charges -- five counts each of first-degree murder, five of second-degree murder and one of conspiracy to commit first-degree murder. < snip > The investigation began August 13, 2010, when Riley brought a woman into an Elkton hospital due to a "complication resulting from a...
  • In futile car search for drugs, Pompton Lakes police inflict $12K worth of damage (Asset Forfieture)

    12/29/2011 8:06:49 PM PST · by bamahead · 42 replies ^ | December 29, 2011 | James Queally
    When Pompton Lakes police seized Darren Richardson’s car on a rainy September afternoon, they told him it was headed for an impound lot. When they returned it three weeks later, he says, the 2004 BMW belonged in a junk yard. The instrument cluster and leather dashboard were gone. The caramel-colored seats were torn up. The gear shift was ripped out and stray wires hung limp everywhere. Geico, Richardson’s insurance company estimated the damage at $12,636.42 — more than he paid for the car — and declared the vehicle a "total loss." According to police reports, the damage to the black...
  • Thune: What Corzine Won't Tell Us, the FBI, CFTC Will Tell Us

    12/27/2011 3:04:00 PM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 13 replies
    Human Events ^ | 12-27-11 | Neil W. McCabe
    In an exclusive Human Events interview, the senior Republican on the Senate’s Agriculture Committee's Jobs, Rural Economic Growth and Energy Innovation subcommittee discusses his take on the MF Global bankruptcy scandal. “I have heard from several South Dakotans who were affected by the apparent fraud that occurred in the final days of MF Global before its collapse,” said Sen. John R. Thune (R-S.D.), who worked in the Small Business Administration​ under President Ronald W. Reagan. [Video of Thune's December 13 questioning Corzine is at the bottom of the article.] The firm’s Halloween bankruptcy was followed by the November 4 resignation...