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THE WEAK-KNEED ASBURY PARK CITY COUNCIL and TILLIE

By Tommy DeSeno


I dare not fight; but I will wink and hold out mine iron.  Shakespeare, Henry V, II:1

The Star Ledger is running a story about the fate of Tillie (I’d add a puke emoji after saying his name if I knew how).

If you can’t get past the paywall, the Star Ledger story is about the non-art cartoon mural of a psycho named Tillie that was once on the outside wall of the old Palace Amusements, knocked down long ago.

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: March 3rd, 2021 | Author: | Filed under: Asbury Park, Opinion, Tommy DeSeno | Tags: , , , , , | 1 Comment »

Rich Ideas: How do we recover freedom in a COVID reality?

Gary Rich Sr.

By Gary Rich, Sr

After over 40 years observing, studying and serving on the political stage I am disturbed by what I see going on in politics today. Back in 1980 when first elected in South Belmar (now Lake Como) I can’t remember the intrusion of politicians (Federal, State or County) in our day to day lives like I see today.

What bothers me most about today seems to be a lack of understanding from citizens of how politics really work.  Real politics, not fantasy promises. 

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: February 17th, 2021 | Author: | Filed under: COVID-19, Gary Rich, Monmouth County News, Opinion | Tags: , , , | No Comments »

Reports of the Republican Party’s death are greatly exaggerated | Mulshine

The Republican Party is in chaos as Donald Trump continues to rule with an iron fist even though he left the White House in disgrace. Dissenters dare not speak up against The Donald.

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: February 17th, 2021 | Author: | Filed under: Opinion | Tags: , , | 2 Comments »

Using COVID Fear to Divide and Rule

Marilyn M. Singleton, MD, JD

By Marilyn M. Singleton, MD, JD

In the 1960s anti-war activists adopted songs like the Eve of Destruction and For What It’s Worth as their anthems. Disenchanted youth feared that the world was on the verge of collapse; we were nearing the end of days. Concurrently, the civil rights activists were singing the hopeful “We Shall Overcome.” (Black folks singing an upbeat and emboldening song written by a white guy would be frowned upon today.) Both groups were buoyed by the blessing of free speech. Their voices were heard. Attempts at silencing them only made their voices louder and more widespread. Even people on the sidelines began to pay attention.

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: February 16th, 2021 | Author: | Filed under: COVID-19 | Tags: , , , , | 4 Comments »

An Asbury Park Letter to Springsteen About “The Middle” Commercial

By Tommy DeSeno

Tommy DeSeno

Hello Bruce.  I grew up in Asbury Park.

We’ve met a few times.  Not in any way you’d remember.  Just a fan running into you at Asbury’s bars.  I have a picture of us meeting at The Jeffersonin Asbury in the early 80’s.  I was a teenager working the boardwalk and racing Asbury’s “Circuit” in the 70’s.  One of the kids “huddled on the beach in the mist,” if you will.

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: February 9th, 2021 | Author: | Filed under: Asbury Park, Opinion, Tommy DeSeno | Tags: , , , , , , , , | 54 Comments »

Medical expert: Ban cigarettes; they kill more people than COVID-19 does | Mulshine

It’s one of those things you hear that is so preposterous you just assume it’s fake news.

I’m talking about the assertion that smokers get special preference for COVID-19 vaccinations in New Jersey.

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: February 7th, 2021 | Author: | Filed under: Opinion | Tags: , , , | 3 Comments »

This…is what our vaccine dose delivery system will have to ramp up to in order to get us to 70% by the end of June.

Senator Declan O’Scanlon

By Senator Declan O’Scanlon, Jr

Goals are endpoints. Missions are plans/strategies to achieve goals. Our “goal”, and it’s one we should shoot for, is to get 70% of the adult NJ population vaccinated by the end of June. We need to understand the mission we’ll need to accomplish to achieve our goal.

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: January 25th, 2021 | Author: | Filed under: COVID-19, Declan O'Scanlon, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, Opinion | Tags: , , , | 7 Comments »

Divisive Doug Steinhart is wrong choice for NJ GOP

Doug Steinhardt

By Joshua Sotomayor Einstein

Former NJ GOP State Chair Doug Steinhardt is the wrong choice to represent the Republican Party in New Jersey’s 2021 gubernatorial elections for many reasons. The below list of why he should be unacceptable to the grassroots, Trump supporters, veterans of the Tea Party movement, those who want transparency, and those dedicated to party building amongst others, is not exhaustive – but brace yourself – it is alarming:

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: January 11th, 2021 | Author: | Filed under: 2021 NJ Gubernatorial race, New Jersey, NJ GOP, NJ Politics, Opinion | Tags: , , , | 1 Comment »

Murder in Plain Sight – Three Nails in the Coffin

photo via pxfuel.com

By Glen J. Dalakian Sr

The murder of “Liberty and Justice for All” is happening at this very moment in the last country left on earth where people run to find freedom.  Three more nails were driven into the coffin of our 1st Amendment Rights in the last few weeks.  Many unprecedented attacks have occurred over the past decade but in recent weeks some of the most blatant and heinous acts against our Constitution and our Free Society, have been thrust upon us.  Unfortunately, as “sheep to the slaughter”, too many Americans are watching with No reaction.

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: October 28th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: 2020 Presidential Politics, Opinion | Tags: , , , , | 5 Comments »

Smith’s historic anti-trafficking victims law marks 20th year

COVID-19 puts more children at risk of exploitation

                                                                                    By Rep. Chris Smith

            Today—October 28th—marks 20th anniversary of the Trafficking Victims Protection Act (TVPA) of 2000—the comprehensive, historic law that I authored to aggressively combat sex and labor trafficking both within the United States and around the world.

The TVPA created a new, well-funded whole-of-government domestic and international strategy and established numerous new programs to Protect victims, Prosecute traffickers and to the extent possible,Prevent human trafficking in the first place.

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: October 28th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: Chris Smith, COVID-19, Human Trafficking, Opinion | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off on Smith’s historic anti-trafficking victims law marks 20th year