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Hey Governor Murphy, There’s a MAGA Hat on Your State Flag

By Thomas DeSeno

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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.

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Posted: May 1st, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: New Jersey, Opinion, Tommy DeSeno | Tags: , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments »

Cory Booker Owes the LGBTQ Community an Answer about Sin

By Thomas DeSeno

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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.

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Posted: March 26th, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: 2020 Presidential Politics, Cory Booker, Opinion, Tommy DeSeno | Tags: , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Cory Booker Owes the LGBTQ Community an Answer about Sin

Will the “Women’s March Asbury Park” Protest the Latest “#MeToo Villain” Neil deGrasse Tyson, Appearing Here on Thursday?

By Tom DeSeno

No, they won’t.  The feminist group Women’s March Asbury Park will not protest the appearance of a man now thrice accused of sexual misconduct at his work and school, one woman claiming to have been drugged and raped.

They won’t; the Women’s Convention won’t. The Progressive “outrage team” won’t protest.  The “outrage team” is the political apparat of the Asbury Park City Council, who usually protests any social injustice, real or imagined.  But none of them will protest Tyson.

In fact, in this self-proclaimed haven of woke progressives and social justice warriors known as Asbury Park, not a single tattooed feminist will show up at Paramount Theater this Thursday with a protest sign against Tyson.  There will be ZERO support for women who say they were sexually harassed, molested and raped.   For the love of Bill Cosby, why not?

I’ll tell you why the feminists will fail to show for these women at the end of this piece.  First let’s set the stage.

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Posted: December 3rd, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Asbury Park, Opinion, Tommy DeSeno | Tags: , , , , , | 2 Comments »

Political Wards in Asbury Park:  A Great Idea That Won’t Happen

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By Thomas DeSeno

Currently, City Council candidates in Asbury Park run “at-large.”  That means the whole City votes for each candidate.

In a Ward system, the City is broken up into neighborhoods.  The people only vote for candidates from their own neighborhood, or Ward.  It ensures that each neighborhood is guaranteed a representative on the Council.  Newark for example has 5 Wards.  You can have a mixed system too, with some Ward candidates and some at-large candidates.

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Posted: October 14th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Asbury Park, Monmouth County News, Opinion, Tommy DeSeno | Tags: , , , , , | 5 Comments »

Anti-Religious Asbury Park City Council Violated Constitution,  Unwittingly Supported Hate and Neglected Black People

By Thomas DeSeno

 

Asbury Park Democrat Chairman Giuseppe Joe Grillo, Deputy Mayor Amy Quinn, Tommy DeSeno and Mayor John Moor. photo via facebook

The Asbury Park City Council, using government letterhead, made a declaration opposing a religious belief.  Government can no more denounce a religious belief than they can endorse one, without violating the 1st Amendment Establishment Clause.  They then went on an illegal bullying campaign against a Pastor.  So caught up in a mob-induced false narrative of gossip, they ignored that the Pastor was bringing financial relief to the Westside black community, something all City Councils failed to do for 50 years.

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Posted: July 9th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Asbury Park, Christianity, Monmouth County News, Tommy DeSeno | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 19 Comments »

Kneeling for the National Anthem Violates School Bullying Policies

By Tommy DeSeno

When NFL players break the nationwide community standard we codified on how to act during the National Anthem (and obscuring their cause in the process), they unfortunately influence the fecund minds of children who mimic them. So now we have children as young as eight disrespecting America’s flag at football games.

Students’ actions in and out of school today are judged against a school bullying policy. So worried a child may suffer the modern communicable disease called “triggering,” punishments are meted out for hurt feelings or perceived incivility toward another’s unknowable conscience or identity. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: November 27th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News, Opinion, Tommy DeSeno | Tags: , , , , , , | 2 Comments »

Remove the Statue of Asbury’s James Bradley, the Jim Crow of the North

By Tom DeSeno

James A Bradley statue in Asbury Park, NJ

Let me solve America’s current war on statues.  Not just weigh in – solve it.

Whether or not to remove a statue should be governed by the “doctrine of subsidiarity.”  What is subsidiarity?   The doctrine holds, “a community of a higher order should not interfere in the internal life of a community of a lower order, depriving the latter of its functions, but rather should support it in case of need.”

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Posted: September 25th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Asbury Park, Monmouth County News, Opinion, Race, Tommy DeSeno | Tags: , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments »

OpEd: Asbury Park’s New Charter School and Religious Funding

By Tommy DeSeno

“College Achieve” charter school is trying to open in Asbury Park. It’s operated by Mike Piscal, who is known in the education field for making charter schools in California go broke, for having lax policy on sexual harassment and choosing spokespeople the likes of Bill Cosby. After California he spent two years in Las Vegas, then recently had a failed attempt to open a charter school in Brooklyn.

Having come back home to New Jersey, he incorporated “College Achieve” charter school with no assets other than the $75.00 filing fee, with an address at his father’s house in Toms River.

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Posted: August 10th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Asbury Park, Education, Marriage Equality, Opinion, Tommy DeSeno | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 7 Comments »

Repairing the Asbury Park Press’ Conservative Insufficiency

By Tom DeSeno

The Asbury Park Press is the only daily paper targeting two New Jersey counties.  If that sounds small, consider those two counties have a larger population than eight U.S. states. They double the population of Washington DC. That makes the AP Press important not only as a courier of news, but considering its monopoly, as a sculptor of opinion in our great national debate.

Owned by media giant Gannett, the largest newspaper publisher in America and parent of USA Today, there exists available resources to publish a product that mirrors the Press’ considerable responsibility (if Gannett is willing to open the spigot on resources, that is).

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Posted: June 13th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Asbury Park Press, Monmouth County News, Opinion, Tommy DeSeno | Tags: , , , , , , , | 7 Comments »

Musings of a Values Voter, 2016

It is our character that supports the promise of our future – far more than particular government programs or policies.  – William Bennett

Tommy DeSeno1By Tommy DeSeno

There were those of us, the values voters, who stood by stunned when the bar for personal conduct, vulgarity, sexual assault, law and American values was lowered by those who refused to remove Bill Clinton from office in 1998. We were told we were prudish, imposing religious values and should mind our own business by staying out of Clinton’s “private life.” That side won the culture war. My side lost the culture war. They may now reap what they have sown, and what they have sown is an acceptance of Donald Trump. This linguistic monster, whose polyglot range is a very limited dirty to deriding, was created by those who stood with Bill Clinton, who made the coarsening of American discourse official.  They’ll never admit it. The left is married only to the moment with no view of history or legacy.

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Posted: October 18th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: 2016 Elections, 2016 Presidential Politics, Opinion, Tommy DeSeno | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments »