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Posted: August 31st, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: 2013 Election, Cory Booker, Senate Special Election, Steve Lonegan | Tags: , , | 2 Comments »

Booker vs Lonegan on Foreign Affairs, Syria

By James Hogan

According to a recent poll, the majority of Americans, 50%, don’t approve of their Commander in Chief, Barack Obama.  (http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/obama_administration/daily_presidential_tracking_poll ).

Beyond that, an even greater majority of Americans, over 75%, disapprove of our nation’s Congress (http://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/other/congressional_job_approval-903.html).

Meanwhile, a report regarding Syria is claiming that nearly 75% of Americans want the President (that they disapprove of) to get permission from a Congress (that they also disapprove of) before involving our nation in a war with Syria (http://www.usatoday.com/story/theoval/2013/08/30/americans-obama-congress-approval-syria-strike/2736855/ ).

Even more interesting, the USA Today link claims, “When respondents were asked if the military action meant launching cruise missiles from naval warships — 50% favored it, while 44% opposed military action.”

JamesHoganConsider then what the poll numbers might show if Americans were asked if they were in favor or opposed to the North Koreans doing We The People a favor by parking their warships off of the coast of Virginia and start firing cruise missiles down on DC, or the homes and offices of our elected representatives, that we disapprove of? 

Would Americas approve of the *friendly* aide provided by the North Koreans? Or would we unite as a nation against these aggressors, declare war on North Korea, gather our allies and crush the North Koreans for attacking our land and our people? 

Before you answer, remember, the North Koreans would just be here lobbing cruise missiles at our nation to help us obtain freedom and democracy from a government that we don’t approve of, it’s not like they’d be invading our nation with soldiers or anything too terrible. They would just be providing some peace seeking missile attacks, aimed specifically at the people we don’t approve of (according to the media polls) so that we can be free at last.

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Posted: August 30th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: Cory Booker, James Hogan, Senate Special Election, Steve Lonegan | Tags: , , , , | 3 Comments »

Sheriff Golden: Stay Safe, Don’t Drink And Drive This Weekend

SheriffGoldenUniform-fullMonmouth County Sheriff Shaun Golden is urging drivers to be alert and stay sober throughout the Labor Day holiday weekend. Along with backyard barbeques and holiday parties, there will be an increase of travelers on the roadways during the extended weekend. Law enforcement will remain vigilant to keep roadways safe and free of drunk drivers.

“We want everyone to enjoy the last weekend of the summer, but, if you are going to drink, don’t drive, it’s as simple as that,” said Sheriff Shaun Golden. “Law enforcement will be out in full force and on the lookout for drunk drivers.”

In an effort to avoid presenting a danger to oneself or others it’s important to follow these safety tips:

• Before going out, designate a driver who will not consume any alcohol the entire night.

• DO NOT DRIVE if you are impaired. Call a cab, a sober friend or family member. If you don’t have a ride stay where you are.

• If you see someone about to get behind the wheel or on a motorcycle after they have been drinking, take their keys and find them a ride with someone who is sober.

• Under no circumstances should adults provide alcohol to a minor or allow anyone under 21 to consume alcohol while at their home.

In New Jersey, an individual is considered over the legal limit if he/she operates a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol concentration of .08 or greater.  According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration in 2011, there were 193 alcohol impaired driving fatalities in New Jersey, of that 16 occurred in Monmouth County.

“Any fatality on our roads is one too many,” said Sheriff Golden. “Enforcing the law and educating the public about the dangers of drinking and driving is the key to keeping our roadways safer.”

Posted: August 30th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County, Monmouth County Sheriff's Office, Press Release, Shaun Golden | Tags: , , , | No Comments »

Did Booker Fabricate A Drug Dealer Or Did He Harbor A Fugitive?

Says T-Bone “could be my Dad”

Cory Booker used to tell at story of T-Bone, a Newark drug dealer, who once threatened his life and later asked him for help avoiding arrest and prison.  Booker told the story “millions of times” on the stump in Newark, at colleges and at fundraisers where the moving tale separated donors from their money.

Booker stopped telling the story after  The Star Ledger questioned its veracity in 2007, even though Booker insisted T-Bone is both “1000 percent real” and an archetype.

The National Review has revived the story.

Our friends at #BookerFail found a video of Booker telling the tale, which is posted above.

Either Booker made up T-Bone, or he confessed on video to harboring a fugitive.

 

 

Posted: August 29th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: Cory Booker, Newark, Senate Special Election | Tags: , , , | 3 Comments »

Greg’s List: Things to do in Monmouth County this Labor Day Weekend

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Monmouth County Post CardBy Greg Kelly

 

Sunday, Sept. 1

• BBQ & Craft Beer Festival at Monmouth Park (Oceanport) – MORE INFO

• Garden State Wine Festival at Allaire Village – MORE INFO

• St. Benedict’s Festival (Holmdel) – MORE INFO

• NY Yankees vs. Orioles via Seastreak Ferry (Highlands) – MORE INFO

• Asbury Fresh Local Artisan Market – MORE INFO

• Last Blast of Summer at The Stone Pony (Asbury Park) – MORE INFOkayaking_1(1)

The B Street Band (Sea Bright) – MORE INFO

• Free “Spectacular Fireworks” at Keansburg Amusement Park – MORE INFO

• NJFC Flapjack Fundraiser (Ocean Twp) – MORE INFO

• Labor Day Regatta (Oceanport) – MORE INFO

• Labor Day Weekend Sale at Jersey Shore Premium Outlets (Tinton Falls) – MORE INFO

• Presentation: Exciting New Products from Microsoft (Lincroft) – MORE INFO

• Fireworks on the Beach (Asbury Park) – MORE INFO

Pat Guadagno (Monmouth Beach) – MORE INFO

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• Cove Trail Hike (Howell) – MORE INFO

• Holiday Express Sunset Clambake (Long Branch) – MORE INFO

• Manasquan Reservoir Boat Tours – MORE INFO

 

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Posted: August 28th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: #STTS, Greg Kelly, Greg's List, Monmouth County, Seastreak Ferry, Things to do in Monmouth County | Tags: , , , , , , | No Comments »

Booker to meet privately with members of Monmouth Dems Chairman’s Club

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Democratic U.S. Senate nominee Cory Booker will be attending a private meeting of the Monmouth Democrats Chairman’s Club on Friday, August 30th at a yet to be determined location in eastern Monmouth County, according to a Democratic source familiar with Booker’s schedule.

The event is closed to the press and is open to Chairman’s Club members only, according to the source.

Chairman’s Club members donate $35 per month or $50 per couple (married or civil union) per month to the Monmouth County Democratic Organization.

Posted: August 27th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: Cory Booker, Monmouth Democrats, Senate Special Election | Tags: , , | 4 Comments »

Christie: We’ve had a good summer. There’s more work to do

 

Governor Christie: Part of what I want I’m going to be doing this week, is to get out and around the state with two messages. First, is that for those folks who didn’t believe that we could have a summer in 2013 here in New Jersey, through all the hard work of people at local, state, and federal government, individual citizens, we’ve been able to have a really good summer on the Jersey Shore especially here in the southern part of the state. But secondly, to also remind people that because we had a good summer from a business perspective in many parts of the state, doesn’t mean for a second that we’re forgetting the people whose lives are still turned upside down by this storm. There are still thousands of people who are not back in their homes, people who are still trying to grapple with the damage and the loss from Sandy, and we’re continuing everyday through the grant programs that we have to help those folks. And I won’t rest until all those people are able to make their own decision about whether they want to get back in their home or whether they want to move on to something else. And we have to be able to do both at the same time everybody. If we waited for everyone to have their lives return to normal before we started to market our state and help these businesses, these businesses around us wouldn’t be open. People wouldn’t come. If we haven’t had this tourism campaign that we’ve had, if we hadn’t done the things that we needed to do to let people know that we can walk and chew gum at the same time. You know we can promote our businesses, and promote the good things that we’ve done while also acknowledging that there’s more work to do.

 

 

Posted: August 27th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: Chris Christie, Jersey Shore, Superstorm Sandy | Tags: , , | 1 Comment »

Cory Booker Wants You To Consider That He’s Gay

He’s not coming out.  He’s not saying he’s straight either.  Just like his income, he’s not saying.

But he wants us to consider the possibility that he is gay, so that we can confront our homophobia, so he told The Washington Post:

And people who think I’m gay, some part of me thinks it’s wonderful. Because I want to challenge people on their homophobia. I love seeing on Twitter when someone says I’m gay, and I say, ‘So what does it matter if I am? So be it. I hope you are not voting for me because you are making the presumption that I’m straight.

OK. I considered it.  I don’t care and I am not voting for him because I presume he’s straight.

I would like to see his tax returns, though.

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Posted: August 27th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: Cory Booker, Senate Special Election | Tags: , | 4 Comments »

Hey Cory, You’re the nominee. How about those tax returns?

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Posted: August 27th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: Cory Booker, Senate Special Election | Tags: , , , | 3 Comments »

Freeholders Raise Awareness For Pediatric Cancer and Suicide Prevention

 

Freeholder Director Tom Arone

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By Freeholder Director Thomas A. Arnone

            The Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders believes it is imperative to get the word out in an effort to raise awareness on two critical issues we face right here in our county.

            First is the growing problem of pediatric cancer. Because of this rising epidemic, Freeholder Serena DiMaso along with the support of The Board of Chosen Freeholders, Sheriff Shaun Golden and families of pediatric cancer victims in Monmouth County joined together at the last Freeholder’s meeting to proclaim September “Pediatric Cancer Awareness Month.” Moreover, Monmouth County has the third highest rate of cancer in the state, and it is time to figure out why. The month of September is National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, which was created to bring attention to the caregivers, charities and groups, who spotlight the importance of the need for research and awareness to aid in finding cures for pediatric cancer. As part of Pediatric Cancer Awareness Month, the Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders as well as the communities within will “go gold”, placing gold ribbons and wearing gold clothing to recognize the need for more research in the area of pediatric oncology. We must do everything we can to promote the awareness and research of this disease that is taking the lives of our children. Our hearts go out to the families affected by cancer, and we sincerely hope that by declaring September as “Go Gold Month”, we can start to raise awareness right here in Monmouth. County.

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Posted: August 26th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: Health Care, Monmouth County, Monmouth County Board of Freeholders, Tom Arnone | Tags: , , , , , , , | 1 Comment »