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Monthly Archives: September 2012

Bean’s Complaint To The Dept Of Community Affairs

I set up a separate page because I didn’t want to fill the whole front page of the blog with it (I guess he had a lot to complain about.)                                                 See Bean’s complaint HERE                                                  Doherty’s original complaint is HERE   .

Belmar’s Cone Of Silence

I really think I’m going to have to start videotaping the city council meetings and put them up on the blog.  Some of the best and most important things said at the meetings, both by members of the council and members of the public never make it into the minutes and are never reported in […]

Bean Strikes Back!

In case you haven’t heard, Mayor Matt Doherty has filed an ethics complaint against Councilman Jim Bean over Bean’s refusal to abstain from voting on the re-vote of the accessory-dwelling ordinance.  It’s reported on in the Coast Star here, and the Patch here. Now Bean has filed ethics complaints of his own against Mayor Doherty […]

Gary Johnson: Dream A Little

I Can’t Write This Column

Wednesday evening the mayor, whilst scolding Councilman Bean, pointed to his own abstentions and those of Councilman Magovern.  He said when they had conflicts, they came down off the dais and did not only not vote, that they didn’t utter a peep.  (He was just trying to get Bean to shut up.) Of course  Bean knows how […]

Government Shouldn’t Be Run Like A Business

Politicians all the time tell us their intention to run government like a business.  To my dismay, even Libertarian Party presidential candidate Gary Johnson has been saying it. I don’t like it. Businesses want to grow and become more rich and powerful.  They can do so without being a threat because our relationship with them […]

The Mystery Letter That Started It All

I asked the mayor Wednesday night how it was delivered, whether it came by email or by the Postal Service.  He answered that it was neither.  It just somehow appeared in his mailbox at city hall.  Nobody saw anybody put it there. My theory is that it was the Tooth Fairy. Anyway, here it is: […]

Recession? What Recession?

Business sure is booming for the lobbyists.

Meanwhile In The Real America:

From the Columbus Dispatch: Median income in Ohio hits 27-year low Ohio households were poorer last year than they’ve been in more than 25 years, and the number of people living in poverty is higher than it’s been in more than 30 years, according to a census report released yesterday. “People are getting squeezed from […]

Bean’s Recusal Refusal

It was high drama at the council meeting last night as Jim Bean voted again on the ordinance to remove the age restriction on renters of accessory dwellings.  In doing so he defied the pleadings of the Mayor and a few residents and the threats from the borough attorney to vacate his vote (does he even have […]