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  • Gov. Chris Christie is touting Grover Norquist's support of 23-cent-per-gallon gas tax hike

    06/29/2016 8:55:02 PM PDT · by panhandle67 · 35 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 6/29/16 | BRUCE SHIPKOWSKI
    TRENTON, New Jersey — Republican Gov. Chris Christie on Wednesday touted an anti-tax crusader's endorsement of a proposed 23-cent- per-gallon gasoline tax hike along with a sales tax cut, sweeping aside objections raised by Democratic leaders in the state Senate and voicing confidence that the measure would be passed in that chamber. Christie all but dared lawmakers not to act on his plan during a statehouse news conference, a day after the Assembly passed the plan to pay for a $2 billion a year transportation trust fund for eight years. The fund runs out of borrowing authority Friday, and Christie's...
  • New Jersey Assembly Approves Bill For More Smart Gun Sales

    06/28/2016 4:18:21 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 31 replies
    RENTON, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) — More smart guns would be sold in New Jersey under a measure that cleared the state Assembly Monday. As WCBS 880’s Kelly Waldron reported, the measure would create a roster of so-called smart guns, which can only be fired by authorized users, available for sale. The bill would also require most New Jersey gun retailers to carry a couple of smart guns in their stores.
  • America's Most Dangerous Cities (Still) Run By Democrats

    In 2012 the Daily Caller Ran this article which showed that 8 out of 10 of the most dangerous cities in America were run by democrats. (other 2 independents) So I looked into and found the current ten cities with the highest murder rates. And found the results are quite similar with at least 8 out of 10 of the most dangerous cities (ones with highest murder rates) still being run by democrats. 1 East St. Louis, IL (Emeka-Jackson Hicks,Democrat) 2 Camden, NJ (Donna Red, Democrat) 3 Gary, IN (Karen Freeman Wilson, Democrat) 4 Chester, PA (John A...

    08/26/2015 10:27:55 PM PDT · by Rummyfan · 9 replies
    Ann Coulter Dot Com ^ | 26 Aug 2015 | Ann Coulter
    To support his insane interpretation of the post-Civil War amendments as granting citizenship to the kids of illegal aliens, Fox News' Bill O'Reilly is now taking job applications for the nonexistent -- but dearly hoped-for -- Jeb! administration, live, during his show. (Apparently my debate with O'Reilly will be conducted in my column, Twitter feed and current bestselling book, Adios, America, against the highest-rated show on cable news.) Republicans have been out of the White House for seven long years, and GOP lawyers are getting impatient. So now they're popping up on Fox News' airwaves, competing to see who can...
  • N.J. Republican apologizes for calling Chattanooga shooter ‘Muslim scum’

    07/24/2015 3:11:47 AM PDT · by markomalley · 49 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 7/23/15 | Jessica Chasmar
    A New Jersey councilman apologized Wednesday after receiving criticism for a post he made on Facebook that called Chattanooga gunman Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez “Muslim scum.” “Murdering bastard. Rot in hell Muslim scum,” Hamilton Councilman Ed Gore, a Republican, wrote hours after Abdulazeez shot and killed five U.S. military service members July 16, The Trentonian reported. When someone responded by telling Mr. Gore not to hold back, he added, “Oh I never hold back on domestic terrorists.” Imam Qareeb Bashir, president of the Islamic Council of Greater Trenton, said he was “appalled and really disappointed” in Mr. Gore’s comments.
  • Ex-Mayor Tony Mack Gets 58 Months in Prison

    05/15/2014 12:37:30 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    Trentonian ^ | 05/15/14
    Former Trenton Mayor Tony Mack was sentenced to four years and 10 months in prison on his six counts of corruption Thursday by Judge Michael Shipp in federal court. Mack also got a $3,000 fine, $500 for each count of corruption. Before the sentence was handed down, Judge Shipp denied a motion that had been filed by the Macks to throw out the original trial. Stay with The Trentonian today for more details on this story.
  • Christie's proposed e-cigarette tax is for public health, state treasurer says

    04/05/2014 2:51:41 PM PDT · by DallasBiff · 31 replies ^ | 04/03/14 | Matt Friedman
    TRENTON — Gov. Chris Christie’s administration wants to increase taxes on electronic cigarettes for the sake of the public’s health, state Treasurer Andrew Sidamon-Eristoff said today. “Our goal is to achieve rough parity with the tax burden on conventional cigarettes. Why? Our main concern is public health,” Sidamon-Eristoff said at an Assembly Budget Committee hearing today. “Contrary to the claims of some users, e-cigarettes have not been shown to be a ‘safe’ alternative to regular cigarettes. Nor are they a proven path to smoking cessation.” Christie’s budget anticipates $35 million in revenue by applying the $2.70 per pack regular state...
  • A Whole Lotta Democratic Corruption Going On

    03/28/2014 4:49:26 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 24 replies ^ | March 28, 2014 | Michelle Malkin
    Has Nancy Pelosi seen a newspaper lately? (Pro tip, hon: Like the Obamacare monstrosity, you have to read it to find out what's in it.) I'd love to see her face in the wake of the veritable epidemic of Democratic corruption now sweeping the country. Pelosi's blink count must be off the charts. I'm going to make it easy on Pelosi and put all of the latest cases in one handy rogue's gallery reference list. But let's not be naive. It's clear to me that the Barack Obama/Eric Holder DOJ is clearing the decks before the midterms. Prediction: The FBI's...
  • How TV Censorship Works for Democrats

    04/09/2014 4:15:04 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 13 replies
    Townhall ^ | Wednesday, April 9, 2014 | Brent Bozell
    On April 1, Washington Mayor Vincent Gray was denied a second term, defeated in the primary by upstart city councilwoman Muriel Bowser. The beginning of the end came on March 10, when U.S. Attorney Ronald Machen struck a plea bargain with a wealthy businessman who confessed he'd spent $668,000 on an illegal "shadow campaign" to fund get-out-the-vote efforts that helped Gray win the mayoral office in 2010. So the corrupt mayor of America's most important city is thrown out. A political scandal? The same networks that were utterly breathless over the local story of Gov. Chris Christie's aides slowing traffic...
  • Dan Quayle moment? Obama flubs spelling of 'respect'

    03/07/2014 2:51:03 PM PST · by mandaladon · 52 replies
    Fox News ^ | 7 Mar 2014
    Could a White House spell-off be in the works between President Obama and former Vice President Dan Quayle? In a throwback to the latter's infamous misspelling of the word "potato," Obama accidentally misspelled "respect" while introducing singer Aretha Franklin during a tribute to "Women of Soul" at the White House Thursday. “When Aretha first told us what … R-S-P-E-C-T meant to her,” Obama said, pausing briefly before the audience began laughing, apparently realizing his mistake. “She had no idea it would become a rallying cry for African Americans and women and anyone else who felt marginalized because of what they...
  • Trenton Mayor Tony Mack may not be leaving office anytime soon

    02/16/2014 2:34:01 PM PST · by SMGFan · 4 replies
    Times of Trenton ^ | February 16, 2014
    The state Attorney General’s Office is asking a Superior Court judge to remove Mack as mayor, but the hearing is not scheduled until Feb. 26. Even then, Mack could conceivably drag out the process for weeks with a court fight and appeals.
  • The Revolution is saved at Trenton...1776

    12/26/2013 5:24:15 AM PST · by XRdsRev · 5 replies
    self | Ernest Bower
    In the gloom of this holy Christmas night, a cold sleet fell. It was not a night for man nor beast but yet here they were. Huddled upon the banks of this frigid river, 2000 men contemplated their bleak fate. The past few months had gone very, very badly. Their hopes had been crushed time and again. The noble experiment in Liberty which had begun with such promise, had by this time deteriorated to the point where every day was a battle just to survive. Defeat after defeat, at places like Long Island, Harlem Heights, Fort Washington and White Plains...
  • Video doc link: Washington's 12/26/76 attack on Hessian camp: Trenton/Delaware Crossing

    12/23/2013 6:08:10 PM PST · by ETL · 12 replies
    This is part three of a 6-part 1997 PBS documentary on the Revolutionary War. The episode is titled "The Times That Try Men's Souls" (1776-1777). In addition to the Delaware River crossing and Hessian camp attack it also covers the British invasion of New York and subsequent Battle of Brooklyn, aka, The Battle of Long Island. "Days after the Declaration of Independence is signed, a British force arrives in New York harbor. Washington and his troops are driven to New Jersey. With only a few days of enlistment left for many of his volunteers, a desperate Washington leads his army...
  • Gingrich Schools Reich: 'Every Major City Which Is a Poverty Center Is Run By Democrats'

    12/15/2013 6:42:54 PM PST · by Kaslin · 72 replies ^ | December 15, 2013 | Noel Sheppard
    ABC This Week viewers were treated to a classic conservative versus liberal debate Sunday. When former Clinton labor secretary Robert Reich tried to blame the increase in poverty in the past five years on Republicans, former Speaker of the House and current CNN host Newt Gingrich called it "baloney" firing back, "Every major city which is a center of poverty is run by Democrats" (video follows with transcript and absolutely no need for additional commentary): Gingrich Schools Reich: 'Every Major City Which Is a Poverty Center Is Run By Democrats' JONATHAN KARL, SUBSTITUTE HOST: And let me ask you, Mr....
  • Trenton woman allegedly steals dresses at Quaker Bridge Mall, crashes car, leads police into marsh

    07/30/2013 12:03:25 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 55 replies
    The Times of Trenton ( ^ | July 29, 2013 | Alex Zdan
    LAWRENCE - A Trenton woman shoplifted $250 worth of dresses from Macy’s Saturday afternoon, pushed a security officer, and then led police on a one-mile car chase before crashing and fleeing into a marsh along the highway, police said today. Shabrika Laster, 24, was captured after a 20-minute police search of the marshy area near Route 1 and Interstate 95, Sgt. Joseph Amodio said. Laster was in Macy’s at Quaker Bridge Mall at around 3:10 p.m., and had allegedly stuffed $251.98 worth of dresses under her tube top. “She was approached by Macy’s security,” Amodio said. “She was stopped outside...
  • The Crossing (Washington's crossing and the defeat of the Hessians at Trenton)

    04/16/2013 8:25:58 PM PDT · by SWAMPSNIPER · 6 replies
    YOUTUBE ^ | 2000 | youtube
    Full length movie, even if you've seen it before it is worth watching again.
  • Bob Menendez plays race card, blames conservatives for scandals

    02/25/2013 9:19:25 AM PST · by chessplayer · 34 replies
    At a Black History Month event held at a Trenton, N.J. church on Sunday, Democratic Senator Bob Menendez blamed conservatives for his ethics scandals, framing them as a racial attack on him because of his Hispanic heritage. “I have felt the sting of discrimination,” he told approximately 300 worshipers, according to the Bergen Record. ”It has never been easy.” “Now we face anonymous, faceless, nameless individuals from right-wing sources seeking to destroy a lifetime of work,” Menendez said at Shiloh Baptist Church.
  • New Jersey spends $324,000 to promote Citizen Disarmament

    01/30/2013 7:23:03 AM PST · by marktwain · 8 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 31 January, 2012 | Dean Weingarten
    Mercer County, New Jersey has spent about $324,000 to pay people to turn in firearms on the 24th and 25th of January. The turn in was a "no questions asked" event that brought in over 2,600 guns, mostly hunting rifles and shotguns, with a few rarities and guns illegal in New Jersey. Sales of guns are highly regulated in New Jersey which has some of the most restrictive gun laws in the country. Private sales of handguns are forbidden, with a separate permit required for each handgun purchased. Purchasers of rifles and shotguns must have a New Jersey FID card...
  • Mayor of NJ's capital arrested in corruption probe

    09/10/2012 8:23:51 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 23 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sept. 10, 2012 | GEOFF MULVIHILL
    TRENTON, N.J. (AP) -- Federal agents arrested the mayor of New Jersey's capital city early Monday as part of an ongoing corruption investigation into bribery allegations related to a parking garage project that was concocted as part of an FBI sting operation. Trenton Mayor Tony Mack, his brother, Ralphiel, and convicted sex offender Joseph Giorgianni, a Mack supporter who owns a Trenton sandwich shop, were accused of conspiring to obstruct, delay and affect interstate commerce by extortion under color of official right.
  • 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...
  • Christians rally at statehouse over Obama mandate

    07/04/2012 10:34:02 AM PDT · by Coleus · 5 replies
    Friday, March 23, 2012 | Jason Method
    Christians rally at statehouse over Obama mandate
  • The Trenton Toilet Paper Shortage

    03/15/2012 6:38:52 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 03/15/2012 | Jeannie DeAngelis
    Presently, there is a crisis afoot in New Jersey that is symbolic of government incompetence and indicative of the fate that awaits every American if ObamaCare is implemented. In Trenton, the Health Department may be forced to shut down city buildings due to a toilet paper shortage. That's right: Trenton is so fiscally squeezed that in city restrooms Charmin® is nowhere to be found. Seems in the city of Trenton the toilet paper and paper towel inventory is depleted in about a dozen buildings, including City Hall. According to Harold Hall, Acting Public Works Director, there are presently only 15...
  • Government Gridlock Leads To Toilet Paper Shortage In Trenton

    03/13/2012 6:34:41 PM PDT · by eak3 · 23 replies
    CBS Philly ^ | Mar 13, 2012 | Robin Rieger
    TRENTON, N.J. (CBS) – Trenton’s health department could shut down some city buildings if a toilet paper shortage isn’t resolved soon. “It could be an inconvenience for anybody, young, old, male, female,” said Maryann Wooten of Hamilton Township. The toilet paper and paper towel supply for at least eleven buildings, including city hall, are dangerously low.
  • Trenton Approaches Toilet Paper Crisis

    03/13/2012 11:34:54 AM PDT · by stillafreemind · 16 replies · 1+ views
    Yahoo ^ | March 13th, 2012 | Sherry Tomfeld
    A dispute over contracts for paper products like toilet paper and paper towels has reached crisis mode in Trenton, N.J., reports Employees and visitors alike may be crossing their fingers and their legs while in city-run public buildings. In the basement of the city hall, there is half a box of toilet paper and one case of paper towels left.
  • Christmas 1776 - the gift of freedom

    12/24/2011 8:57:01 AM PST · by NEWwoman · 10 replies · 1+ views ^ | December 22, 2009 | smithsk
    1776 was a watershed year in American History. July 4th, the colonies had declared independence from Britain. And so the American Revolutionary War (1775 - 1783) continued. By December 1776, prospects of victory seemed remote for the Continental Army. The British had driven General Washington from New York to retreat to Pennsylvania. The annual enlistment of the American soldiers were expiring at the end of the year and funds as well as morale were low. If there was every a need for a Christmas miracle, it was needed in 1776. In this bleak setting on Christmas Day, General Washington made...
  • Questions linger after former trooper shoots Utica man’s dog

    10/09/2011 7:23:13 PM PDT · by Immerito · 16 replies
    Wayne Post ^ | September 1, 2011 | ROCCO LaDUCA
    One week after his dog, Shadow, was shot and killed by a retired state trooper at a park, a new German Shepherd donated by the Stevens-Swan Humane Society has helped Bernard Sperfeld cope with the tragic loss. “We will bond and she will be my new partner, so all my love and my big heart will go to her now,” Sperfeld said of Heidi, who has already taken to cuddling up with Sperfeld just hours after the new dog was brought home Wednesday afternoon. But Sperfeld still gets choked up as he recalls the fate of Shadow, who was shot...
  • Gov. Christie tells anti-abortion activists he is on their side during Statehouse rally

    01/24/2011 8:23:54 PM PST · by Coleus · 7 replies ^ | 01.24.11 | Ginger Gibson
    Gov. Chris Christie made brief remarks today before hundreds who weathered bitter temperatures to mark the anniversary of the Supreme Court’s decision in Roe v. Wade, which set the foundation for legalized abortion, 38 years ago. Speaking for five minutes without a coat, Christie told the attendees that "every life is precious and a gift from God." Christie discussed no changes in policy or altering the judicial system to try to undo standing laws that allow abortions. One of Christie’s few policy moves was to cut funding to Planned Parenthood, which funds abortion services. "What I encourage all of you...
  • Video released by conservative activist claims to show undercover footage at NJEA conference

    10/27/2010 5:25:18 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 7 replies
    The Star-Ledger ( ^ | October 26, 2010 | The Star-Ledger Continuous News Desk
    TRENTON — Conservative activist James O'Keefe has released a video — titled "Teachers unions gone wild" — claiming to show undercover footage from a New Jersey Education Association leadership conference at the East Brunswick Hilton hotel. The video shows people identified as teachers playing arcade games on "their dime," chanting about kicking Gov. Chris Christie "in the toolbox," and talking about how hard it is to fire a tenured teacher. NJEA spokesman Steve Baker said O'Keefe is "completely and utterly discredited." "It’s James O’Keefe and that’s all you need to know," Baker said, citing O'Keefe's legal troubles in the past....
  • Parents: Dying Girl, 7, Taunted by Neighbors in Trenton

    10/08/2010 9:58:15 AM PDT · by Arec Barrwin · 130 replies · 1+ views
    Fox News ^ | October 8, 2010 | Fox News - Detroit
    Parents: Dying Girl, 7, Taunted by Neighbors in Trenton Updated: Friday, 08 Oct 2010, 7:24 AM EDT Published : Thursday, 07 Oct 2010, 11:56 PM EDT TRENTON, Mich. - Her family says 7-year-old Kathleen Edward is in the final stages of a degenerative brain disorder diagnosed as Huntington's Disease - the same disease which killed her mother, Laura, when she was only 24. A neighbor who is feuding with the family admitted to posting grim depictions of Laura and Kathleen on Facebook, and also has a coffin hitched to a pick-up truck in front of the house - which the...
  • Trenton Mayor Tony Mack faces foreclosure as sheriff posts sale of home

    08/04/2010 12:25:19 PM PDT · by OL Hickory · 4 replies
    Trentonian ^ | August 03, 2010 | By Trentonian Staff
    TRENTON — New city Mayor Tony Mack and his wife Kara face foreclosure on their Berkeley Avenue home at a sale on Wednesday, Aug. 25, ordered Mercer County Sheriff Kevin C. Larkin in public notices published yesterday. The mayor wouldn’t say how many months he is behind or how much he owes in mortgage payments.
  • Chris Christie: The Scourge of Trenton (Christie wins the first Battle of New Jersey, War Continues)

    08/04/2010 7:14:01 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    National Review ^ | 08/04/2010 | Daniel Foster
    It was supposed to have been the biggest fight of Chris Christie’s young administration: a May showdown over what Democrats in Trenton were calling the “millionaires’ tax,” designed, like each of the 115 statewide tax increases of the last decade, to paper over a small part of a yawning structural deficit by soaking the rich, one last time. Never mind that half the filings and a third of the revenue from the tax were to come from New Jersey’s business community, already battered by a perfect storm of overtaxation, capital flight, and recession. The Democrats were loaded for bear, and...
  • Ancient treasure comes home: 200-million-year-old fossil back in N.J.

    04/18/2010 2:47:00 PM PDT · by Coleus · 10 replies · 490+ views
    star ledger ^ | 04.11.10 | Brent Johnson
    For millions of years, Tany laid buried under layers of rock in what is now Hudson County. She was unearthed in 1979 by a trio of amateur fossil hunters in an abandoned quarry: a rare, complete skeleton of a primitive reptile — one that swam through waterways in the northeast as dinosaurs began to roam the planet. But in the decades since her discovery, Tany has been stored out of state, modestly displayed in the lobby of a New York research laboratory. Now, she’s back home. The fossil’s founders, Steven and Trini Stelz and James Leonard, recently donated the 200-million-year-old...
  • Police: Teen prostituted stepsister, 7

    04/01/2010 6:34:17 AM PDT · by grjr21 · 13 replies · 1,225+ views ^ | hu, Apr. 1, 2010 | Beth DeFalco and Aaron Morrison
    Authorities in Trenton say the girl was taken to a party at which she was gang-raped for money. TRENTON - It started with a seemingly innocent party invitation. A 15-year-old girl and her 7-year-old stepsister were headed to an apartment down the street from their home near the Statehouse, where they had been hanging around outside on Sunday afternoon. For the younger girl, police say, the visit quickly descended into a horrifying ordeal as she was gang-raped by as many as seven men while her sister not only watched, but got paid by the participants. The girls' parents thought they...
  • Coming Soon to TV Near You!

    01/20/2009 1:52:24 PM PST · by Congressman Billybob · 10 replies · 790+ views
    Special to FreeRepublic ^ | 23 January 2009 | John Armor (Congressman Billybob)
    Notice how the screen writers for TV like a pack of pigeons on a handful of popcorn kernels? One finds brief success. The others hurry to claim a part of it. A few years ago CSI succeeded. Suddenly the TVs were full of “dead people” shows (as we call them with guilty pleasure). Now, another shift has occurred. In the new wave of “dead people” shows, the heros and heroines are solving crimes with their minds, not microscopes and chemistry sets. These involve intuitive leaps while the camera is tight on the eyes of the star. Think of all those...
  • A Christmas to Remember (1776)

    12/24/2008 2:12:31 PM PST · by Coleus · 11 replies · 747+ views
    the new american ^ | 12.24.08 | Dennis Behreandt
    Christmas morning dawned gloomy and cold over the rebel camp. The low, overcast sky promised drizzle, or worse, by afternoon. The temperature, hovering just above freezing the past few days, was now dropping rapidly. The weather conditions did not improve the mood of the soldiers who, having skewered chunks of meat with the ramrods from their flint-lock firearms, were squatting around low campfires preparing the morning's repast.  The general of this rag-tag army was cold too, but for the good of his men he tried not to let it show. Standing six feet, two inches tall and weighing nearly 220...
  • N.J. "Douple-dippers" growing by double digits [Up to 10 jobs by Gov't 'civil servants']

    04/13/2008 5:14:03 PM PDT · by Swanks · 35 replies · 1,167+ views ^ | April 11. 2008 | Bob Ingle
    A Gannett New Jersey study finds the number of government employees with two or more public jobs that paid more than $100,000 together swelled by 20 percent last year. Those multiple job holders had a collective salary of $107.8 million. My colleague James W. Prado Roberts reports there were 6,271 multiple job holders including one woman who had 12 jobs. Sen. Stephen Sweeney asks "Is it really right for part-time workers to be in the pension system?" Does the question really have to be asked? To take a look at the double-dippers click here....
  • A new chance to right a historic wrong

    01/12/2008 6:06:12 PM PST · by Coleus · 9 replies · 206+ views ^ | November 26, 2007 | Mark DiIonno
    Of all the things that make no sense about New Jersey, the state's failure to invest, promote and capitalize on our Revolutionary War history has always led my list. People who ran state tourism said there was no money in it. But 40 years ago, the government leaders of Pennsylvania saw the 1976 Bicentennial coming and funded the Valley Forge Convention and Visitors Bureau. It cost them about a million bucks to promote the historic significance of the area, the natural beauty and the proximity to Philadelphia. In time, hotels and restaurants went up, most with a historic theme. Within...
  • First Things First – Even Really Old Ideas

    12/28/2007 10:32:39 AM PST · by Congressman Billybob · 8 replies · 402+ views
    Special to FreeRepublic ^ | 28 December 2007 | John Armor (Congressman Billybob)
    I don’t watch a lot of TV, but I do read a lot of it. It saves hundreds of hours to read the transcripts of what interests me, after the broadcast. I get what I want, and skip all the commercials. Thus it was that today I read Neil Cavuto’s editorial, “Personal Responsibility is Being Banned in America.” I like Neil. He comes across as a nice guy with a large amount of common sense. In the heart of that editorial, he wrote, “We're stupid. We're fat. We're lazy. We're clueless. And the government is coming in to make things...
  • The Great Christmas Night Raid

    12/22/2006 4:29:21 AM PST · by Molly Pitcher · 43 replies · 1,522+ views
    Townhall ^ | 12/22/06 | W. Thomas Smith, Jr.
    Continental Army General George Washington’s celebrated “Crossing of the Delaware” has been dubbed in some military circles, “America’s first special operation.” Though there were certainly many small-unit actions, raids, and Ranger operations during the Colonial Wars – and there was a special Marine landing in Nassau in the early months of the American Revolution – no special mission by America’s first army has been more heralded than that which took place on Christmas night exactly 230 years ago. Certainly the mission had all the components of a modern special operation (though without all the modern battlefield technologies we take for...
  • Stomachs Of Alligators To Be Examined In Missing-Boy Search

    09/18/2006 7:17:10 PM PDT · by stainlessbanner · 7 replies · 369+ views
    local6 ^ | September 18, 2006
    The Marion County Sheriff's Office asked the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission to catch at least one large alligator in an area where crews are searching for a missing boy, according to a news release. Authorities continued their fourth day of searching near Farles Lake in the Ocala National Forest for 2-year-old Trenton Duckett. Trenton was reported missing 22 days ago by his mother, Melinda Duckett, who committed suicide more than a week ago. On Monday afternoon, a trapper will attempt to catch an 8-foot alligator spotted near Farles Lake. If alligators are captured, their stomachs will be examined...
  • One Teen Killed, Another Wounded in Home Invasion (TX)

    06/20/2006 10:39:43 AM PDT · by DaveLoneRanger · 73 replies · 2,512+ views
    KTBS ^ | June 19, 2006 | Staff
    A 15-year-old boy was killed and a 14-year-old was seriously wounded today when a homeowner shot them while defending himself from a home invasion, Longview, Texas, police said. No charges were immediately filed against the homeowner. Police this afternoon said they were still investigating. The homeowner told police he was asleep about 3:30 a.m. when he heard the sound of glass breaking. He got a gun and found several people in the living room. Police said the homeowner told them one of the intruders was holding something he thought was a gun, so he opened fire. Trenton Joseph Houghton, 15,...
  • Death Threats May Keep Class President From Graduation

    06/07/2006 11:27:12 AM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 12 replies · 857+ views ^ | 6 6 06 |
    LEVITTOWN, Pennsylvania (June 6) - A deal is being negotiated that would allow a high school's class president to participate in Friday's graduation ceremony despite concern that he could be targeted by a gang. Tyrone Lewis, 18, had been scheduled to be one of the speakers at the Truman High School commencement ceremony, but police were worried that he could be targeted by a gang from Trenton, New Jersey, because his sister had testified in a murder trial. Lewis had been barred from the ceremony. Dave Truelove, the Bristol Township School District's solicitor, confirmed Tuesday that talks are in progress...
  • N.J. Scraps 2nd Slogan in Less Than Year

    05/07/2006 12:02:59 PM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 128 replies · 2,154+ views ^ | 5 6 06 | associated press
    TRENTON, N.J. - New Jersey: We're Not So Good With Slogans. The state has jettisoned "Come See For Yourself," its second attempt at a tagline in less than a year. It was the product of a statewide contest set up by then-acting Gov. Richard J. Codey last fall, after he rejected a consultant's offering: "We'll Win You Over." State tourism officials said legal issues led them to scrap the latest slogan, explaining that West Virginia and other states previously used "Come See For Yourself." "We are proceeding without the slogan. We will revisit the next steps at the end of...
  • N.J. governor bailed out lobbyist accused of stalking party chairman

    03/08/2006 10:09:44 PM PST · by george76 · 28 replies · 2,188+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 3/8/2006 | Star-Ledger of Newark
    In his first political firestorm since taking office in January, Gov. Jon S. Corzine said Wednesday that he provided $5,000 in bail money to a lobbyist accused of stalking a state assemblyman. "I reacted as a human being responding to someone in need," the multimillionaire Democrat said. "However, in light of my position as governor, I realize this was a mistake." Karen Golding, a government relations manager for insurance giant Prudential Financial, is accused of breaking into the government-issued car of Assemblyman Joseph Cryan, a Democrat, and of writing threatening letters and making threatening calls to Cryan and others. Authorities...
  • Colonists prowl Trenton: City’s pivotal role in Revolution is saluted

    12/27/2005 8:14:42 PM PST · by Pharmboy · 4 replies · 373+ views
    The Trentonian ^ | 12/27/2005 | Carl Barbatti
    TRENTON--History anyone? It was a gray, bleak winter afternoon the day after Christmas, but the city was buzzing with Colonial activities yesterday. And, that was just the start. For the next five days and nights, Patriots’ Week celebrates Trenton’s pivotal role during the American Revolution with reenactments, art, music and literature. And, if yesterday’s opening events are any indication, then this second annual history blitz has caught on quickly, as bigger-than-expected crowds turned out all day. Out on South Warren Street in the late afternoon, Patriots’ Week Manager Amy Brummer wore a wide smile as family after family arrived at...
  • Re-Enactors Pull Off Washington Crossing

    12/25/2005 8:49:03 PM PST · by indcons · 60 replies · 967+ views
    ABC News ^ | Dec 25, 2005 | JEFFREY GOLD
    WASHINGTON CROSSING, N.J. Dec 25, 2005 — Hundreds of spectators along the Delaware River saw the first complete re-enactment since 2001 of Gen. George Washington's historic crossing. Unlike the past three attempts, when days of precipitation pushed water levels and speeds above safety levels, this Christmas presented a more placid route from Pennsylvania to New Jersey. Jim Gibson, portraying Washington in a full uniform replete with sword and peaked cap, and about 60 of his fellow re-enactors made it across in two longboats just as a raw mist became a steady rain.
  • 229 Years Ago Tonight - The American Revolution is Saved on the Banks of the Delaware River

    12/25/2005 9:09:40 AM PST · by XRdsRev · 42 replies · 2,518+ views
    2003 | Ernest R. Bower
    In the gloom of this holy Christmas night, a cold sleet fell. It was not a night for man nor beast but yet here they were. Huddled upon the banks of this frigid river, 2000 men contemplated their bleak fate. The past few months had gone very, very badly. Their hopes had been crushed time and again. The noble experiment in Liberty which had begun with such promise, had by this time deteriorated to the point where every day was a battle just to survive. Defeat after defeat, at places like Long Island, Harlem Heights, Fort Washington and White Plains...
  • Christmas from the ends of the earth

    12/23/2005 3:16:26 PM PST · by SuzyQ2 · 2 replies · 544+ views ^ | December 23, 2005 | W. Thomas Smith, Jr.
    Like Temple, Lou, Murph, others, I too have my own memories of Christmas in uniform. My recollections go back to a time close to when Lou was a captain aboard a carrier in the Indian Ocean. I was a Marine corporal on Okinawa, sitting on my rack in a dingy squad bay, listening over-and-over to a cassette tape of Christmas wishes from family and friends, eating some chocolate-chip cookies Mom had made for me, looking at family pictures, and doing what all American soldiers and sailors have been doing during the month of December since 1775 – dreaming of home.
  • Corzine May Tap Minority for Senate Seat (Heck, why not? He already 'tapped' a union boss.)

    12/01/2005 6:22:57 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 14 replies · 569+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 12/1/05 | Donna De La Cruz - ap
    WASHINGTON - Shortly after being elected New Jersey's governor, Democrat Jon Corzine speculated aloud that he might appoint a woman to fill out his unexpired Senate term. Then he singled out black state Sen. Nia Gill, calling her an "extraordinarily capable woman." Gill did not shy away from the hint. "I have the qualifications," she told The Associated Press on Tuesday. "If I am chosen by Jon, I am more than qualified to rise to the occasion." If Corzine does select Gill — a 57-year-old attorney — she would become only the sixth black, and second black woman ever to...
  • Media circus overwhelms Alito's mom

    11/05/2005 10:52:43 AM PST · by Coleus · 2 replies · 405+ views
    Trentonian via Drudge ^ | 11.05.05 | VICTORIA ST. MARTIN
    HAMILTON --The 90-year-old mother of Samuel A. Alito Jr., whom President Bush recently nominated to the U.S. Supreme Court, has become a celebrity in her own right. Rose Alito may not want the attention, but she sure has received it. Since Judge Alito’s Monday nomination to the nation’s highest court, flocks of reporters have descended on his childhood Fenwood Avenue home. "I’m so proud of him,’’ Rose Alito told The Trentonian after the nomination. "Sam always worked so hard. Sam was such a good student. He was always ready to help me.’’ Fish and chips dinners, flowers and presents have...