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
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.Read the rest of this entry » Posted: May 15th, 2020 | Author: admin | Filed under: COVID-19, Monmouth County News, Opinion, Tommy DeSeno, Vin Gopal | Tags: COVID-19, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, Tom DeSeno, Tommy DeSeno, Vin Gopal | 1 Comment »
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.Read the rest of this entry » Posted: May 14th, 2020 | Author: admin | Filed under: COVID-19, Monmouth County News, Opinion, Tommy DeSeno, Vin Gopal | Tags: Monmouth County News, Opinion, Tom DeSeno, Tommy DeSeno | 1 Comment »
Murphy’s Reliance on a Fallible Medical Profession and COVID-19: School Graduation Edition –DeSeno
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 ceremonies.
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.Read the rest of this entry » Posted: May 12th, 2020 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: COVID-19, New Jersey, Opinion, Tommy DeSeno | Tags: COVID-19, High school graduations, New Jersey, Opinion, Tom DeSeno, Tommy DeSeno | Comments Off on Murphy’s Reliance on a Fallible Medical Profession and COVID-19: School Graduation Edition –DeSeno
By Tommy DeSeno
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.
So, your New Jersey legislature and governor wasted your time and your money to pass a law no one can use. Silly. Read the rest of this entry »Posted: January 27th, 2020 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: Garden State Equality, New Jersey, Opinion, Tommy DeSeno | Tags: Garden State Equality, Gay Panic Defense, Governor Phil Murphy, Joann Downey, New Jersey, Opinion, Senator Vin Gopal, Tom DeSeno, Tommy DeSeno | 6 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 »