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Asbury Park Indigenous People’s Day: A Pretext to Hate Italians

By Tommy DeSeno

“I do not intend to prejudge the past.” – William Whitelaw

There’s a right way to do an Indigenous People’s Day and a wrong way.  Leave it to today’s Asbury Park to choose a bigoted way.

The right way to do Indigenous People’s Day is to host a celebration of them, where all their cultural markers are observed.

The wrong way is to spend most of the event haranguing Italian Americans for celebrating Columbus, which is what the Asbury Park event turned out to be.  What low self-esteem Native Americans must have if all they can muster at a celebration of themselves is a complaint about other people. That’s who you are?  A complainant? That’s how you define yourselves?

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: October 18th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: Asbury Park, Opinion | Tags: , , , , , , , | 1 Comment »

Happy Indigent People Day, to those of you who celebrate

Image by Leonardo Espina from Pixabay

Who makes up this schmid?

Posted: October 12th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: Opinion | Tags: , , , , , | 3 Comments »

Unaffiliated and Dem voters are voting earlier than Republicans

The Gallagher’s voted this week

By Art Gallagher

There have been over 6 million votes cast nationally in the general election so far, according to a report at TheHill.

Almost 4 million of those votes have been cast by voters unaffiliated with the Democrat or Republican Parties. 1.4 million ballots have been cast by Democrats and 653,000 by Republicans.

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: October 10th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: Elections, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, Opinion | Tags: , , , , | 6 Comments »

Schmid’s dishonesty disqualifies her from public service

Senator Declan O’Scanlon, Freeholder Deputy Director Sue Kiley, Assemblywoman Serena DiMaso and Congressman Chris Smith in a pre-pandemic photo

By Senator Declan J. O’Scanlon, Jr

I am tremendously proud of my friend and our Congressman Chris Smith who consistently rises above the noise and clatter of politics and personally goes the extra mile to help people in desperate situations.

During this pandemic Chris Smith has done it again—he has literally saved lives.  He’s not just saved the lives of countless unknown people who did not get sick because of the PPE Chris was able to secure for first responders and medical providers.  But he’s saved really sick patients whose families called their congressman because they were desperate for answers, medication, and approvals for treatment in a healthcare system that was overwhelmed.  Chris Smith came through for them. 

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: October 5th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: 2020 Congressional Races, Chris Smith, Declan O'Scanlon, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, Opinion | Tags: , , , , | 4 Comments »

WHO THE HECK IS RIK MEHTA?

By Randy Bergmann

Labor Day marked the unofficial end of the COVID summer as well as the unofficial start in earnest of the political campaign season.

The period between Labor Day and Election Day is when voters begin paying more attention to who’s running for which office and trying to catch up on the issues.

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: September 8th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: 2020 Congressional Races, 2020 Presidential Politics, 2020 U.S. Senate Race, New Jersey, Opinion | Tags: , , , | 1 Comment »

SCHOOL REOPENING PLANS GUARANTEED TO BRING OUT THE SECOND-GUESSERS

By Randy Bergmann

Will students and staff be safe in the schools that fully re-open or adopt the hybrid model? With most set to open next week, the answers should come quickly.

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: September 3rd, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: COVID-19, New Jersey, Opinion | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off on SCHOOL REOPENING PLANS GUARANTEED TO BRING OUT THE SECOND-GUESSERS

Murphy’s paper ballot election could make Chris Smith Speaker of the House and acting President

Photo by Pete Souza

By Art Gallagher

Governor Murphy’s election rules have the real potential to make him and New Jersey the laughing stock of the nation and cause constitutional chaos. It is very possible that Jersey ballots will not be tabulated before the Electoral College meets on December 14 or when the President is to be inaugurated on January 20.

House races in districts 2,3,5, 7 and 11 could still be undecided when the House of Representatives is scheduled to be sworn in on January 3.

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: September 1st, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: 2020 Congressional Races, 2020 Presidential Politics, 2020 U.S. Senate Race, New Jersey, Opinion, Phil Murphy | Tags: , , , , , | 3 Comments »

Murphy’s Borrowing: Will the NJ Supreme Court Ignore The Constitution (Again)?

Harold V. Kane

By Harold V. Kane

In 2002 the citizens of New Jersey were preparing to choose a US Senator for a six year term in the November election. The candidates were selected, via the primary system, to be Democrat incumbent Robert Torricelli and Republican Douglas Forrester. As the election wound toward November the Democrats found that they had several ethics issues with Mr. Torricelli and his reelection was far from assured. Mr. Torricelli, following President Truman’s dictum “if you can’t take the heat, get out of the kitchen”, proceeded to, on September 30 withdraw his candidacy. The Republicans began their victory dance as Mr. Forrester was now unopposed and the Democrats would be prevented from replacing Mr. Torricelli because of the time constraints of the New Jersey Constitution.

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: July 25th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: New Jersey, Opinion | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off on Murphy’s Borrowing: Will the NJ Supreme Court Ignore The Constitution (Again)?

Murphy’s response to shooting at federal Judge’s home is inappropriate ideological drivel

By Art Gallagher

New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy’s response to the shooting at the home of U.S. District Court Judge Esther Salas should be condemned by gun control advocates and Second Amendment supporters alike.

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: July 20th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: Gun Control, Gun Rights, Guns, Opinion, Phil Murphy | Tags: , , , , , , , | 1 Comment »

Ciattarelli: The Governor is Wrong on Borrowing

Jack Ciattarelli


By Jack Ciattarelli

Democratic Legislative leadership has announced they are backing Governor Phil Murphy’s plan to borrow billions to balance New Jersey’s state budget. 

The Governor and Democrats are wrong for advancing this unprecedented scheme. There is no immediate need to borrow. The state’s Fiscal Year 2020, which ends September 30th, is balanced and includes a $500+ million surplus. Contrary to what the Governor claims, we are not running out of cash nor are we in danger of not being able to pay our bills. Why are we rushing to incur tremendous debt? 

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: July 12th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: 2021 NJ Gubernatorial race, Jack Ciattarelli, New Jersey, Opinion | Tags: , , , , , | 12 Comments »