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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: , , , , , | No Comments »

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 »

Congressman Smith’s Chief of Staff Calls Out Schmid’s Lies About Her Internship

Congressional wannabe Stephanie Schmid

Schmid uses totally false narrative about internship in Rep. Chris Smith’s office 23 years ago

By Mary McDermott Noonan

It’s disappointing—even shocking.

Having been exposed as “dishonest,” by one Democrat opponent and “quite objectionable” and “not forthright” by another in the fourth congressional district Democrat Primary on a myriad of issues, Stephanie Schmid has also used a totally false narrative about an internship in Rep. Chris Smith’s office 23 years ago.

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: July 6th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off on Congressman Smith’s Chief of Staff Calls Out Schmid’s Lies About Her Internship

Musings on Sports Mascots

By Art Gallagher

We have Giants. Why not Midgets?

If we named sports teams after their owners, how long would be it before Joe Buck makes a crack about keeping up with the Joneses? Not until Dallas starts winning.

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: July 4th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: Opinion, Race | Tags: , , , | 1 Comment »

Rep Smith: President Trump’s Executive Order on Safe Policing for Safe Communities is an Important Step Forward

Congressman Chris Smith

By Congressman Chris Smith

In signing an executive order on policing today—Safe Policing, For Safe Communities—President Trump said that “reducing crime and raising standards are not opposite goals.”

This is an important step forward.

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: June 16th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: Chris Smith, Donald Trump, Law Enforcement, Opinion, Race | Tags: , , , , , , | Comments Off on Rep Smith: President Trump’s Executive Order on Safe Policing for Safe Communities is an Important Step Forward

Gov. Murphy Presented No Scientific Evidence in Lawsuit Against Asbury Park

Asbury Park, NJ, USA – March 5, 2020: Madam Marie’s fortune telling booth on the boardwalk

By Thomas DeSeno

A review of the pleadings filed on Friday in State v Mayor John Moor and Asbury Park, docket number C-56-20, shows that Governor Murphy filed a complaint against the City and sought an emergent preliminary injunction.  The purpose was to restrain Asbury Park from enforcing their resolution of last Wednesday, where they tried to allow Asbury Park restaurants to conduct indoor dining.

People waiting to read the pleadings to finally see the “data that drives the dates” as Murphy likes to put it, were greatly disappointed.  There was no scientific material attached to the pleadings.

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: June 16th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: Asbury Park, COVID-19, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, Opinion, Phil Murphy | Tags: , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments »

Murphy’s Beach Chair Moment And Christie’s Rise From The Ashes

By Art Gallagher

Last week while Governor Phil Murphy was violating his own Executive Orders and keeping his knee on the neck of New Jersey’s small businesses, former Governor Chris Christie took two significant steps in his political comeback.

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: June 14th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: Chris Christie, COVID-19, Opinion, Phil Murphy | Tags: , , , , | 2 Comments »

Opinion | Racial insensitivity exists everywhere, we are not immune

Jada Tulloch and Luke Farrell, Middletown High School North seniors. Photo courtesy of Luke Ferrell

By Luke Ferrell

Middletown, it’s time that we have a conversation about race. Merriam-Webster defines a conversation as “an oral exchange of sentiments, observations, opinions, or ideas”. Let’s “exchange” ways to make our community a better place without “exchanging” hate or negativity. I’d like to explain why even the “fifth safest city in America to raise a child” (SafeWise, 2016) cannot be excluded from hearing stories of overcoming racial adversity.

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: June 7th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: Education, Middletown, Monmouth County News, Opinion, Race | Tags: , , , , | 1 Comment »

Pros and Contras of Asbury Park’s George Floyd Rally on Monday

Revolution is delightful in the preliminary stages. – Aldous Huxley

Tom DeSeno

By Tom DeSeno

Asbury Park feels like we are dancing on a volcano.

An Asbury Parker named Felicia Simmons is running a rally on Monday, at 5 pm, on the sidewalk in front of the Post office.  At this writing, 3,000 people on the event page are either going (1,023) or interested in going (1,947).

I justify the cause.  George Floyd suffered the only thing worse than death; he was tortured first. Face down in the gutter, knee on his carotid artery, knowing he was dying and begging for a life endowed by his creator especially for him, for which no one had the right to take or make him beg.  He died terrified. It didn’t last 9 minutes. It lasted George’s forever.

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: May 31st, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: Asbury Park, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, Opinion | Tags: , , , , , , | Comments Off on Pros and Contras of Asbury Park’s George Floyd Rally on Monday