Look forward to a free ranging discussion. Possible topics will be the Occupy Wall Street protests, the state of the economy, the upcoming legislative elections and “Will Chris Christie run for President?”
The show, which is sponsored by Repatriot Radio, airs every Tuesday from 5PM -6PM on WIFI AM 1460 and here on the Internet.
Senator Jennifer Beck came on The Real Jersey Guys Radio Show with former Senator Dick LaRossa and Art Gallagher on Tuesday afternoon.
Given all the comments the announcement of Beck’s appearance generated, we expected lots of calls to the show. No calls. What a bunch of kittens some of those keyboard commandos are. Kittens, kittens, kittens.
Jennifer addressed same sex marriage, of course, as well as fiscal policy, education reform, prevailing wage reform and several other issues. She came across exactly as she is, friendly, forthright, knowledgeable and unflappable.
Senator Jennifer Beck will be our guest on The Real Jersey Guys Radio Show this afternoon with former Senator Dick LaRossa and your favorite blogger.
Beck is one of the very few Republican legislators in New Jersey who has demonstrated independence from Governor Chris Christie. She joined the Democrats in the Senate last May in voting to restore women’s health care funding in the state budget. More recently, she has said should would vote to override a Christie veto of same sex marriage if given the opportunity.
The show is broadcast on WIFI AM 1460 and here on the Internet from 5PM-6PM. Your calls are welcome at 609-447-0236.
In the New Jersey’s 11th legislative district, which comprises much of Monmouth County, 6 of the 7 candidates vying for 3 seats, one in the Senate and two in the Assembly, have come out in favor of same sex marriage. Two of the candidates, Republicans Senator Jennifer Beck and Assemblywoman Mary Pat Angelini said they would break with their party and vote to override Governor Christie’s veto of a same sex marriage if given the opportunity.
Republican Assemblywoman Caroline Casagrande has corrected the widely held perception that she would vote against gay marriage by saying only that she hasn’t publicly taken a position on the issue. She said her focus has been on fiscal issues and that she would need to study the civil union law before taking a stand on gay marriage.
Casagrande’s refusal to take a position on the politically expedient schedule of Garden State Equality has drawn criticism from her opponent Dan Jacobson and others. Jacobson said the issue has already been hotly debated and the issue should be simple.
Casagrande says it’s not so simple, “I haven’t seen a bill,” said Casagrande, “What about protections for religious institutions? If the issue is so simple, why did Steve Sweeney vote no and then change his mind later?”
The issue is not simple to me. I believe that all people should have equal rights under the law. I don’t believe that homosexuals are deviant or immoral. I believe homosexuals are the way God made them. I created an exercise to demonstrate that sexual orientation is not a choice almost three years ago. Check it outonly if you’re willing to be disturbed.
Yet, I understand those who are morally opposed to gay marriage. I understand the argument that marriage is an institution that was defined milleniums ago, before any government that currently exists on our planet was conceived. I understand the desire of those who live their lives dedicated to or in aspiration of those traditions not to have their marriages redefined by a legislative body with an approval rating below 30%.
I suspect those who think the issue is simple, pro or con, think their opposites are just wrong. I suspect many who think the issue is simple, pro or con, have little respect for and even have distain for those who disagree with them. I think that is wrong.
Listen to the show, it you care about the issue. It is an interesting and civil conversation between three smart people with differing views who found enough common ground that Lassiter suggested the three of us run for the legislature together.
The first 18 minutes of the show is Matt and I talking politics and a three minute break to fix some technical difficulties. Jay joins us at the 18:20 mark. In the last ten minutes of the show there is some good natured political sparring.
I hope that you are entertained and informed by the show, which was sponsored by Repatriot Radio.
Yesterday’s radio show is a lot of fun. Just three Jersey Guys talking politics.
Fellow Monmouth County resident Chris Kniesler joined Dick LaRossa and me in discussing this year’s legislative races, the 2012 Presidential race and next years NJ U.S. Senate race.
Chris made a presidential race prediction that stopped Dick in his tracks for a moment. Dick, as is his custom, went off about the courts when Chris announced that the Third District Court ordered Carl Lewis back onto the LD 8 ballot, and I got on a roll about one of my favorite targets…the NJ media.
Assemblyman Declan O’Scanlon will be our guest for the full hour today on the LaRossa and Gallagher: Real Jersey Guys On The Radio Show. The show, sponsored by Repatriot Radio, will air on WIFI AM 1460 and here on the Internet from 5PM-6PM.
O’Scanlon will be discussing JCP&L, their response to Hurricane Irene and how the government will be addressing that response now that the power has been turned on, after a long week, for the electric utility’s customers. He will also be addressing the recent dispute with Morris Bailey and the NJSEA that threatens the long term viability of Monmouth Park. The track was in O’Scanlon’s 12th legislative district and is now in his new 13th legislative district.
During the second half hour of the show we will open a conversation into the question: “What is an appropriate conservative response to social problems?” or “How do we contribute to those less fortunate than ourselves and reduce the size of government?”
O’Scanlon was instrumental in having charitable organizations donate food to many communities during the power outages that followed Hurricane Irene, without spending government money. In addition to his policy and political leadership, he is a quiet leader in many charitable endeavors.
O’Scanlon is reluctant to talk publicly about his charitable works. He has agreed to do so in the hopes increasing the awareness and action among conservatives.
“So many people just don’t get it,” said O’Scanlon of his fellow political leaders, “Otherwise brilliant people seem to have a ‘Let them eat cake’ way of thinking.”
You are welcome to participate in our conversation with O’Scanlon by calling into the show at 609-447-0236.