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Senator Gopal responds to DeSeno

Photo by Kevin Sanders courtesy of New Jersey Globe

Senator Vin Gopal (D-11) submitted the following response to Tom DeSeno’s column criticizing his response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

By Senator Vin Gopal

I appreciate Tommy DeSeno more than he knows.

I know we disagree on a lot, but I firmly believe that if we hadn’t implemented aggressive social distancing measures over the past 2 months, we could have 80,000 deaths instead of the 10,000 horrific deaths that we’ve seen in New Jersey. That’s not my opinion: That’s according to every public health report–including the President’s.

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: May 15th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: COVID-19, Monmouth County News, Opinion, Tommy DeSeno, Vin Gopal | Tags: , , , , , | 1 Comment »

Senator Gopal’s Useless, Prideful Committee to Delay Opening Business at the Shore

Tom DeSeno

Pride goeth before destruction, and an haughty spirit before a fall.  – Proverbs, 16:18

By Tom DeSeno

I thought the award for worst political reaction to Covid-19 was going to be Senator Vin Gopal’s support of a bill to put people in jail for a year who violate the lockdown order of our Governor, Prince Philip of Goldman Sachs.  Proving my old contention that Democrats list toward Fascism when given power, it speaks little of Gopal that his response to someone looking for work to feed their family was to jail them. 

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: May 14th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: COVID-19, Monmouth County News, Opinion, Tommy DeSeno, Vin Gopal | Tags: , , , | 1 Comment »

Murphy’s Reliance on a Fallible Medical Profession and COVID-19: School Graduation Edition –DeSeno

They answered, as they took their fees, ‘There is no cure for this disease.’ Hilaire Belloc, 1870-1953

Tom DeSeno

By Tom DeSeno

This is not to dethrone doctors from their rightful lofty place in society; it is to dethrone them from an even higher place, so high that they don’t deserve it.  They don’t deserve to be seen as infallible, nor do they deserve the power to usurp the decision making of the people’s representatives in government when it comes to public policy. In particular, referring to the public policy of not allowing live graduation ceremonies.

Medicine is an inexact science.  That is why it is regularly referred to as “medical arts.”  While biology is a pure science, virology in particular is the applied science that makes use of the biologist’s library of accumulated knowledge.

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: May 12th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: COVID-19, New Jersey, Opinion, Tommy DeSeno | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off on Murphy’s Reliance on a Fallible Medical Profession and COVID-19: School Graduation Edition –DeSeno

Kane Proposes State Tax Credits to Compensate NJ Small Businesses For COVID-19 Losses

Harold V. Kane

By Harold V. Kane

The State of New Jersey is doing its utmost to fight off the ravages of Covid-19. Most of the efforts are being done voluntarily (social distancing) but other efforts are being done at the direction of the governor. Governor Philip Murphy, by edict, has closed most of the smaller retail establishments in the state. It’s obvious that with fixed costs and no revenue many of these establishments will not reopen. Murphy’s edicts “that you will close” do not seem to have any weight in law. The proprietors close because of fear of the local police or county sheriff paying them a visit. Using the threat of arrest, prosecution, and possibly, incarceration Murphy was wildly successful in getting the “little people” to toe his line.

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: May 10th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: COVID-19, New Jersey, Opinion | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off on Kane Proposes State Tax Credits to Compensate NJ Small Businesses For COVID-19 Losses

ON MOTHER’S DAY, PLEDGE TO DO MORE TO PROTECT STATE’S ELDERLY

U.S. Army Spc. Jabari Ashanti, a Combat Medic with the 1st Battalion, 114th Infantry Regiment, New Jersey Army National Guard (NJARNG), checks a resident’s blood pressure at the New Jersey Veterans Memorial Home at Menlo Park in Edison, N.J., April 17, 2020. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Master Sgt. Andrew J. Moseley)

By Randy Bergmann

Many New Jerseyans in today’s COVID-19 world will have to observe Mother’s Day Sunday without their mother – and not just because of social distancing requirements. Coronavirus has taken a heavy toll on elderly moms (and dads).

The state’s nursing homes and long-term care facilities for the elderly have accounted for more than half of New Jersey’s 9,116 coronavirus fatalities. Additionally, through Saturday, 26,031 COVID-19 cases have been reported at 515 long-term care facilities across the state, making it impossible for many thousands of Jerseyans to give thanks to their mothers in person.

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: May 9th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: COVID-19, New Jersey, News, Opinion | Tags: , , , , | 1 Comment »

O’Scanlon: Let’s open the Shore before Memorial Day

By Senator Declan O’Scanlon

“We waited,” Gov. Phil Murphy said, “because we wanted to get it right.”Governor Murphy said that in response to a question about whether he waited too long to call for our state lockdown.

Sometimes hesitating to “get it right” is wise. Other times it’s the hesitation itself that dooms one to failure. Now Governor Murphy faces a similar test of judgment regarding opening our state back up and potentially saving, or killing our economy.

We faced several major health threats in the last century – Spanish Flu of 1918 and Hong Kong flu in ‘68. But if you ask people today to name t… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: May 4th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: COVID-19, Declan O'Scanlon, Jersey Shore, New Jersey, Opinion | Tags: , , , | Comments Off on O’Scanlon: Let’s open the Shore before Memorial Day

Sometimes a Great Notion

By Stuart J. Moskovitz, Esq.

Tom Brokaw referred to the generation that went through World War II as the Greatest Generation. He was referring not only to the servicemen, but to those at home who sacrificed and contributed in so many ways to the war effort. The period was marked by Rosie the Riveter, war bonds, rationing, and, in misty memories, a united country working together to defeat a common enemy.

I would like to think of that generation as Tom Brokaw described it. Frankly, it feels a lot better than dissecting what really happened and dwelling on the isolated instances that stained that period.

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: April 23rd, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: COVID-19, Opinion | Tags: , , , | Comments Off on Sometimes a Great Notion

OpEd: NJ Leaders Must Unveil Economic Recovery Plan Before It’s Too Late

Joshua A. Sotomayor-Einstein

By Joshua A Sotomayor-Einstein

The Chinese government must be held accountable for the Covid-19 disinformation campaign it has waged against the world. This propaganda operation has ground the global economy to an almost full stop and contributed to the death of tens of thousands. Few places have not felt the impact of the misinformation and purposely incomplete data the Chinese Communist dictatorship released after the pandemic began in its borders. Whether the chatter in global intelligence circles that Covid-19 was engineered pans out or not, we must always bear in mind that this a regime which holds a million Uighar Muslims in concentration camps, arrests Christians and followers of Falun Gong regularly for freely exercising faith, and which not so many months ago, was facing massive protests by Hong Kongers objecting to the erosion of their freedoms enjoyed nowhere else in the Chinese dictatorship. Bottom line, the Chinese Communist dictatorship lied and people around the world died.

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: April 23rd, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: COVID-19, New Jersey, Opinion | Tags: , , , | Comments Off on OpEd: NJ Leaders Must Unveil Economic Recovery Plan Before It’s Too Late

The world deserves a better, totally transparent and accountable, WHO

Congressman Chris Smith

By Chris Smith

            Seventy-two years ago, this week—on April 7, 1948—the World Health Organization (WHO) was founded to organize global responses to infectious disease pandemics that respect no national boundaries.

Its effectiveness depends heavily on the good will of its member states, and the competence and trustworthiness of its leadership.

The coronavirus pandemic revealed China’s malign influence on the leadership of WHO, and a glaring accountability and transparency deficit at WHO centered around Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus.

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: April 14th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: Chris Smith, COVID-19, Opinion | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off on The world deserves a better, totally transparent and accountable, WHO

Myths Kill

By Stuart J. Moskovitz, Esq.

Stuart J Moskovitz

I always wondered whether the intent of the Great Flood was for Noah to start a new world or whether it was really a test of those already living here − a test that everyone else managed to fail. When confronted with the flood, Noah chose to save the animals and act in a positive manner. Others ignored the warnings, did nothing to protect themselves or the earth, mocked Noah, and perished. Remember that the prime innate characteristic mankind is free will. For good. For bad.

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: April 7th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: COVID-19, Opinion | Tags: , , , | Comments Off on Myths Kill