Tom DeSeno is hosting a forum for for the challengers in Asbury Park’s non-partisan election for City Council on Wednesday, October 28 at 8 p.m.Read the rest of this entry » Posted: October 27th, 2020 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: Asbury Park, Monmouth County, Tommy DeSeno | Tags: Asbury Park, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, Thomas DeSeno, Tom DeSeno, Tommy DeSeno | Comments Off on DeSeno will feature challengers in Asbury Park Council forum
By Tommy DeSeno
“I do not intend to prejudge the past.” – William Whitelaw
There’s a right way to do an Indigenous People’s Day and a wrong way. Leave it to today’s Asbury Park to choose a bigoted way.
The right way to do Indigenous People’s Day is to host a celebration of them, where all their cultural markers are observed.
The wrong way is to spend most of the event haranguing Italian Americans for celebrating Columbus, which is what the Asbury Park event turned out to be. What low self-esteem Native Americans must have if all they can muster at a celebration of themselves is a complaint about other people. That’s who you are? A complainant? That’s how you define yourselves?Read the rest of this entry » Posted: October 18th, 2020 | Author: admin | Filed under: Asbury Park, Opinion | Tags: Asbury Park, Columbus Day, History, Indigenous People's Day, Opinion, Thomas DeSeno, Tom DeSeno, Tommy DeSeno | 1 Comment »
Thomas DeSeno, an attorney from Asbury Park and frequent MMM contributor, has launched a GoFundMe campaign to raise funds to buy safety vest for Asbury Park Press reporters.
DeSeno seeded the $200 campaign with a $20 contribution.Read the rest of this entry » Posted: June 19th, 2020 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: Monmouth County News, Tommy DeSeno | Tags: Asbury Park Press, Gustavo Martínez Contreras, Monmouth County News, Safety Vests, Thomas DeSeno, Tom DeSeno, Tommy DeSeno | 3 Comments »
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: Art Gallagher | Filed under: Asbury Park, COVID-19, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, Opinion, Phil Murphy | Tags: Asbury Parks, Judge Robert Lougy, Marilou Crane Halvorsen, New Jersey, NJ Restaurant and Hospitality Association, Opinion, Thomas DeSeno, Tom DeSeno, Tommy DeSeno | 2 Comments »
Revolution is delightful in the preliminary stages. – Aldous Huxley
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: admin | Filed under: Asbury Park, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, Opinion | Tags: Asbury Park, Asbury Park Protest for George Floyd, Monmouth County News, Opinion, Thomas DeSeno, Tom DeSeno, Tommy DeSeno | Comments Off on Pros and Contras of Asbury Park’s George Floyd Rally on Monday
DeSeno: Gov. Murphy’s Order For Tenants To Pay Rent With Security Deposits Is Unconstitutional – Twice
By Thomas DeSeno, Esq.
The framers of the Constitution saw men like Governor Phil Murphy coming. They knew that once you grant government the power to do something you like, you risk the next person in office using that power to do something you don’t like. Since power can’t be policed through generations, constitutions are written to limit government power in the first place.Read the rest of this entry » Posted: April 26th, 2020 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: Monmouth County | Tags: COVID-19, New Jersey GOP, Opinion, Thomas DeSeno, Tommy DeSeno | 7 Comments »
By Tommy DeSeno
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.Art Gallagher | Filed under: 2019 elections, Monmouth County, Monmouth County News, Monmouth Democrats, Opinion, Tommy DeSeno | Tags: 2019 elections, Dave Brown, Jeana Sager, Moira Nelson, Monmouth Democrats, Opinion, Thomas DeSeno, Tom DeSeno, Tommy DeSeno | 6 Comments »
By Tommy DeSeno
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.admin | Filed under: Monmouth County News, New Jersey, Opinion, Tommy DeSeno | Tags: Amy Quinn, Asbury Park, Ford Motor Company, Monmouth County News, Motorized Scooters, Opinion, Spin, Thomas DeSeno, Tom DeSeno, Tommy DeSeno | 11 Comments »
By Thomas DeSeno
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.admin | Filed under: New Jersey, Opinion, Tommy DeSeno | Tags: Governor Phil Murphy, Liberty State Park, MAGA hat, Mississippi State Flag, New Jersey, New Jersey State Flag, Opinion, Thomas DeSeno, Tommy DeSeno | 3 Comments »
By Thomas DeSeno
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.admin | Filed under: 2020 Presidential Politics, Cory Booker, Opinion, Tommy DeSeno | Tags: 2020 Presidential Politics, Cory Booker, Cory2020, LGBTQ, Opinion, Sin, Thomas DeSeno, Tommy DeSeno | Comments Off on Cory Booker Owes the LGBTQ Community an Answer about Sin