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Monthly Archives: August 2011

Demagogue Watch

Next we hear from Ocean County Freeholder Joe Vicari, who knows exactly how long it should take to repair 13,000 downed wires.  Apparently he believes the boys at JCP&L are instead just hanging out at Dunkin’ Donuts and don’t care about restoring power to their customers. From today’s Asbury Park Press: By late Wednesday [isn’t this Wednesday […]

Indiana Proves Parents Want School Choice!

From an AP story published Monday: Ind. vouchers prompt thousands to change schools By TOM COYNE Weeks after Indiana began the nation’s broadest school voucher program, thousands of students have transferred from public to private schools, causing a spike in enrollment at some Catholic institutions that were only recently on the brink of closing for […]

Let The Demagoguery Begin!

Well it took the state demagogue-in-chief exactly one day to make political hay out of the fact that when demand goes up in relation to supply, prices will and should rise. This is the only way to alleviate shortages. From the NJ101.5 web site: Prices at some gas stations in Jersey shot up 15 cents […]

Hype Of The Century

CNN hurricane reporter pretends to be barely able to stand as normal people casually stroll around behind him.

What A Mess!

Just took a walk around.  Things did get a little messy. Silver Lake           Chris Brandl’s controversial tiki huts seemed to be the strongest structures on the boardwalk. #408 is our locker! Two Belmar residents who don’t see any problem here.

First Photos Of The Devastation!

A quick survey of my property reveals massive devastation.  WARNING: Not for the weak hearted.   Oh, the humanity!

Chance Of Demagoguery: 100%

With Irene bearing down, I anticipate the post-storm winds coming out of our public officials’ mouths to equal anything the hurricane can produce.  Natural disasters are like Christmas for demagogues, and while no human can match New York’s Chuck Schumer, I expect some of New Jersey’s leaders, particilarly camera-hound Mary Pat Angelini, to give Chuck a good run […]

I’m Shocked, Shocked!

Do you mean to tell me that there is waste, fraud and abuse in the way our state income tax dollars are (re)distributed? Another week, another scandal. . When will the population get it?  The fat in government is like the fat in a well-marbled steak.  It’s all through it.  You can’t trim it out.  […]

Legislators Get It Wrong (Again)

But after all, it’s only (your) money. Remember last February our glorious, infallible leaders at the statehouse trumpeting their wonderful plan for New Jersey energy independence?  Allow me to freshen your memory.  From a story in, Feb 15,2011:   One bill to set up charging stations along New Jersey’s toll highways cleared a Senate […]

Ron Who?

Sorry I haven’t written in a while.  I fell on my steps the other week and sprained my ankle.  A few days later I developed a terrible pain in my side which I at first thought was another kidney stone, but now think is a back injury.  I’m not sure if it was from the fall […]