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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
The hot local issue is the 25-year-old practice of Ocean Grove (a section of Neptune Township) locking two footbridges over Wesley Lake that connect to Asbury Park, every night between midnight and 5 am. Asbury Park, led by councilwoman Eileen Chapman and activist Dani Boglivi Fiori, want Neptune to leave the gates open. Let’s explore the history for context.
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.