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Neptune City for Sale

By Neptune City Councilman Andrew Wardell

Andrew Wardell

The rules, policies, and procedures of good-governance have almost all been thrown to the wayside in Neptune City under the current majority. An alarming trend which started January 1st as policies have been created without cooperation, special committees formed without proper resolutions, the intentionally keeping of information from other elected officials, and threatening of borough employees. 

This is just a fraction of what has been occurring these past months in Neptune City and calls to rectify the issues have fallen on deaf ears, no matter how hard I have tried. Yet, what transpired at the September 9th Workshop and Council meetings was the final straw and residents have a right to not only know, but be concerned.

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Posted: September 16th, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News, Neptune City, Opinion | Tags: , , , , , , , | 2 Comments »

What President Trump understands that Democrats don’t

Adam Geller, President of National Research, addresses Monmouth County Republicans.

As a practitioner of public opinion polling, I’ve studied, poked and analyzed opinions for more than 25 years. I’ve learned and grown to appreciate how fickle and malleable opinions can be. I’ve also come to understand through opinion research, why President Trump is playing a winning hand going into 2020 and why he is better positioned for victory than you might think.

Mr. Trump isn’t playing the opinion game. He is playing on a different field. He is playing on beliefs and values. And his opponents are all too happy to assist him.

Opinions can change, and they often do. Beliefs don’t change. We can change our opinion about a candidate, or a restaurant, or a TV series. But we don’t change our fundamental values. We don’t change our beliefs. Opinions are ephemeral. Beliefs are unwavering.

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Posted: September 5th, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: 2020 Presidential Politics, Adam Geller, Donald Trump, Monmouth County News, Opinion | Tags: , , , , | 1 Comment »

Asbury Park Must Lock the Wesley Lake Footbridges Permanently

By Tommy DeSeno

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.

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Posted: July 30th, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County, Monmouth County News, Opinion | Tags: , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments »

What if Trump Said…

By Stuart J. Moskovitz, Esq.

Stuart J Moskovitz

The press had a feeding frenzy over Trump’s stating, after the teleprompter went blank, that the Continental Army took control of the airports. The gaffe is obvious; the obsession with the gaffe is typical.

I just wonder what the press would do if Trump referred to a poor sports performance of his as “It’s like −− it was like Special Olympics or something.” Obama said that.

I just wonder what the press would do if Trump stated, “In case you missed it, this week, there was a tragedy in Kansas. Ten thousand people died −− an entire town destroyed,” when in actuality, the tornado killed a total of 12 people. Obama said that.

I just wonder what the press would do if Trump stated, “I’ve now been in 57 states −− I think one left to do,” as Obama had said.

 

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Posted: July 6th, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: Opinion | Tags: , , , | 2 Comments »

The Fourth of July Parade

Stuart J Moskovitz

By Stuart J. Moskovitz, Esq.

Normally, I would be against any parade in America that showcases military apparatus. The military is critical to our freedom and the nation would not exist today without it, but while we truly appreciate the military, it is not the foundation of our nation and it would not be my choice to make it the centerpiece of the celebration.

Be that as it may, the current assault on the celebration of July 4 and all things American has caused me to believe that all stops should be pulled out this July 4 to send a message not to the world, but to ourselves.

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Posted: July 3rd, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News, Opinion | Tags: , , , , , | 5 Comments »

‘Happy Memorial Day’ Is Not An Oxymoron

By Rich Pezzullo

Rich Pezzullo

I was just lectured about wishing someone a “Happy Memorial Day”. “Isn’t that an oxymoron,” I was asked, “Right up there with “Jumbo Shrimp” and “Military Intelligence”?

This was as I joined my fellow patriots in stocking up with supplies for the grill and ice chest.  In addition to cheering at parades and participating in celebrations throughout the weekend, we do have responsibilities that extend beyond not showing up at the BBQ empty handed.

At Gettysburg, Lincoln summed up our responsibility pretty clearly.  He commissioned each of us, throughout the ages, to ensure “that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion — that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain.” Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: May 24th, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: Memorial Day, Opinion | Tags: , , , | 9 Comments »

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 »

African Americans have been used

By Stuart J. Moskovitz

photo by Art Gallagher

Slavery comes in many forms. It is not just about being forced to work without pay or the freedom to quit.

Drug addiction is a form of slavery. Being conned into supporting a political party that does not help you in any way is a form of slavery.

It was the Republican Party that brought African Americans out of slavery in the nineteenth century. Only the Republican Party is interested in bringing African Americans out of slavery in the twenty−first century.

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Posted: April 26th, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: Opinion | Tags: , , | 5 Comments »

Pezzullo: Bernie’s Democratic Socialism Can’t Work

Rich Pezzullo

I watched Bernie define Democrat Socialism, and after reflecting on his words, I consider him and his ideas dangerous.  The former mayor of Burlington is ill equipped to deliver on his vision of recreating “the economy and government” in a manner that he considers fair.

 

Bernie made his goals clear, but nobody wants to really think about what he’s saying. In Bernie’s words, he wants to use Democracy to create a government “that works for all of us and a political system that is based on one person, one vote.”

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Posted: April 23rd, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News, New Jersey, Opinion | Tags: , , , , , , | Comments Off on Pezzullo: Bernie’s Democratic Socialism Can’t Work

Why “Medicare for All” Is a Pipe Dream

By Alieta Eck, MD

Dr. Alieta Eck

As I listened to the Town Hall where Democratic Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders proclaimed his dream of Medicare for All, I realized that he was speaking in vague generalities that were void of realism. Medical care would be “free at the point of service with no co-pays.” Would there be any brakes on the over-utilization of services? He had no answer. He thus needs to understand that the demand for medical services is limitless when other people are paying the bill.

A pipe dream is an allusion to the dreams experienced by smokers of opium pipes. The suggestion that “Medicare for all” would save money is surely an example of a pipe dream promoted by politicians seeking votes.

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Posted: April 23rd, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: Health Care, News, Opinion | Tags: , , , , , | 1 Comment »