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.
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.
They answered, as they took their fees, ‘There is no cure
for this disease.’ Hilaire Belloc, 1870-1953
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
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.
Former Governor Jim McGreevey once held the heavyweight championship belt for passing the silliest New Jersey law in history.
McGreevey once signed a law so silly you’ll laugh while reading it: His law said no gun can be sold in New Jersey unless the gun itself can recognize its owner and refuse to fire unless the owner is holding it. The law also said it wouldn’t take effect until someone invented a jealous gun possessing a sentient, conscious personality that could do that.
The job of a county party chair is to ensure that candidates have no unforced errors, usually handled in the vetting process. Democrat Chairman David Brown’s candidates this year have self-inflicted wounds. He has dumped support for several of his own candidates, a sign of his own failure. The Monmouth Democrat Party needs to strip him of his chairmanship for this collapse.
By the way – the correct pronunciation for “The Monmouth Democrat Party” is “Vin Gopal.” That’s who needs to dump Brown.
Let’s look at how David Brown treated two women very differently for their words about cops.
Jeana Sager is a Democrat candidate for the Township Council in Middletown. I’m not here to articulate her true feelings about cops because I don’t know them. I don’t know them because David Brown sewed her mouth shut like a character on “A Handmaid’s Tale” before she could explain.
This column will mention Asbury Park Deputy Mayor Amy Quinn as well as her friends. Nothing is their fault. There’s just no way to tell the story without them.
This past August, Asbury Park started allowing motorized scooters here. Deputy Mayor Quinn led the effort.
Quinn, the darling of local Democrats, selected a company called Spin for the scooters. Spin appears to be an eco-friendly San Francisco start-up that fits well with Asbury’s woke progressives who hate oil companies and long for Congresswoman AOC’s Green New Delusion. The reality? Spin is a wholly owned subsidiary of Ford Motor Company. Big Industry. Big oil. The transportation equivalent of a Red Lobster on the Boardwalk.
Amy Quinn really, really wants her pet project to do well. Apparently, so does the Asbury Park Press.
Hello Governor! I noticed your latest bout of uncontrollable virtue signaling (you should see someone about that). You have removed the state flag of Mississippi from New Jersey’s display of all 50 49 state flags at Liberty State Park. You are predictably triggered because Mississippi’s flag bears the Second Confederate Navy Jack in the upper flagstaff canton.
So, you oppose secession of the southern states? Virtue signal received, Governor. I suspect we all knew that without rekindling the civil war or vacating amnesty given to southern soldiers.
Despite Article 6, Clause 3 of the Constitution outlawing religious tests for public office, Democrats have been inquiring about the religious beliefs of government appointees.
This modern Democrat “Star Chamber” has revealed itself in several recent incidents.
Senator Dianne Feinstein (D., California) told Catholic federal court nominee Amy Coney Barrett, “When you read your speeches, the conclusion one draws is that the dogma lives loudly within you, and that’s a concern…”.
Then came the double teaming of federal Court nominee Brian Buesher by Senators Kamala Harris (D., California) and Mazie Hirono (D., Hawaii). They questioned Buesher about various Catholic beliefs, followed by Hirono requesting he quit the Catholic fraternity Knights of Columbus before being sworn; a clear violation of his Constitutional rights. Harris and Hirono were formally rebuked by the entire Senate for this religious inquisition.
No, they won’t. The feminist group Women’s March Asbury Park will not protest the appearance of a man now thrice accused of sexual misconduct at his work and school, one woman claiming to have been drugged and raped.
They won’t; the Women’s Convention won’t. The Progressive “outrage team” won’t protest. The “outrage team” is the political apparat of the Asbury Park City Council, who usually protests any social injustice, real or imagined. But none of them will protest Tyson.
In fact, in this self-proclaimed haven of woke progressives and social justice warriors known as Asbury Park, not a single tattooed feminist will show up at Paramount Theater this Thursday with a protest sign against Tyson. There will be ZERO support for women who say they were sexually harassed, molested and raped. For the love of Bill Cosby, why not?
I’ll tell you why the feminists will fail to show for these women at the end of this piece. First let’s set the stage.
Currently, City Council candidates in Asbury Park run “at-large.” That means the whole City votes for each candidate.
In a Ward system, the City is broken up into neighborhoods. The people only vote for candidates from their own neighborhood, or Ward. It ensures that each neighborhood is guaranteed a representative on the Council. Newark for example has 5 Wards. You can have a mixed system too, with some Ward candidates and some at-large candidates.