The Neptune Nudniks are promoting an anti-Anna Little video in their Sunday edition, with a link on their website, that refers to Little with a sexual slur. The five minute video has so many copyright violations that YouTube wouldn’t host it. You would think Hollis Towns, the head nudnik, would know better. Apparently not.
I’d embed the video if not for the blatant copyright violations. Like Frank Pallone’s negative ads, I think this video would win Little more votes that it would cost her.
The video was made by Hazlet resident Yetta Weissen who says she’s a film maker. A real film maker would not steal other artists property with impunity as Weissen does with this vulgar and amateurish production. She told the Nudniks that she has been too busy with her day job and her film making to be engaged in the NJ-6 campaign. She made the video, she says, as a reaction to a friend saying, “I don’t know, I’m just going to vote Republican.”
Weissen’s day job was with Focus World International, a Holmdel based marketing research firm in 2008 when she donated $276 to the Obama campaign.
As an proof of how lame and irrelevant the Nudniks have become, as of 1:20 this afternoon only 53 people have viewed the video today, including me.
If you must view the video, I’ve given you enough information to find it yourself.
The Associated Press has a story this morning that has been picked up my several New Jersey news outlets about NJ Assembly Bill #A2561. The bill would prohibit most employers from requiring credit checks as part of the evaluation process of potential employees. The bill passed the Assembly Labor Committee on October 14. It has yet to be scheduled for a vote by the full Assembly. Similar legislation failed to pass the Senate Labor Committee on May 27th.
Advocates of the bill say that allowing employers to run credit checks on potential employees prevents people whose credit histories has been hurt by periods of unemployment from getting back on their feet. They are wrong about that. The effect of this bill, which would impose fines on violators of $5,000 for a first offense and $10,000 for each subsequent offense, will be to make hiring decisions more difficult, should it become law.
Senator Shirley Turner (D-Mercer) , a strong supporter of the Senate bill, said it “would help if we had legislators who were unemployed. We’d be a little more sympathetic to this kind of requirement.” What would be really helpful is if we had more legislators who owned businesses that employ people.
Jane Frotten, Anna Little’s campaign Treasurer, just called to report that the campaign has received $4,731 via the website since we declared a MONEY BOMB last night.
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In New Jersey, 11-term Democratic Rep. Frank Pallone has seen his lead over the Republican tea-party favorite Anna Little narrow rapidly as undecided independents have broken in Ms. Little’s favor.
“If Little wins, it will represent a complete annihilation of the Democrats in this race, and it could well happen,” says Patrick Murray, who directs the state’s Monmouth University Polling Institute. Across the state, he said, “independents are going for Republicans more than I’ve ever seen before.”
Murray produced two widely quoted polls on the NJ-6 race earlier this month. The first had Frank Pallone leading Little by 12%, the second by 7%.
As the campaign moves into its final days, the Little’s grassroots fueled campaign is has caught the media’s attention. WNBC and MSNBC covered the race this week. Peggy Noonan featured Little in her widely read WSJ column earlier this week. Noonan’s weekly WSJ column is usually reprinted in the NY Post on Sunday. News12 hosted a debate, a “conversation” they called it, between the candidates last evening which will be rebroadcast tonight and tomorrow night at 8.
Notable exceptions to the media coverage of the NJ-6 race are the New Jersey daily newspapers and their websites. CNN’s website is relying on this blog, Poltickernj and Blue Jersey for its local election news in both the 6th and the 12th districts due to the dearth of coverage from APP.com, MyCentralJersey.com and NJ.com.