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Monthly Archives: December 2012

No Strings Attached, Just Chains

In a way you have to feel sorry for Matt.  If you’re a Democrat, it’s much easier to be the mayor of a poor town than to be mayor of a town like Belmar, where you have constituents who have assets and income that they expect you to protect.  The class warfare demagoguery that is […]

“Why Would Anyone Actually NEED An Assault Rifle Anyway?”

Well this would be a pretty good reason.

The Police Can’t Save Them

From a very compelling Newsmax interview with John Lott.  I strongly recommend reading the entire thing. Newsmax: Would it be a good idea to have teachers who have concealed carry permits in the schools, to better protect kids? I’m all for that. I’ve been a teacher most of my life. I’ve been an academic. I have […]

Council Meeting Of Dec 3,2012

Q: Why Is Government Aid Like A Big Harp?

A: They Both Have Lots Of Strings Attached.   From today’s Asbury Park Press editorial “Clarify State Role In Rebuilding”: At last week’s council meeting, Belmar Mayor Matthew Doherty said “we need assurances there will be no strings attached” to the FEMA money. There should be strings attached. One of them should be an approved beach […]

A Snake Eating It’s Own Tail

From Bloomberg: Treasury Scarcity to Grow as Fed Buys 90% of New Bonds   Even as U.S. government debt swells to more than $16 trillion, Treasuries and other dollar fixed- income securities will be in short supply next year as the Federal Reserve soaks up almost all the net new bonds. The government will reduce […]

Busy Winter Ahead

Well the mayor got everything he wanted at last night’s council meeting and the $20 million boardwalk project will be paid for with $15 million from FEMA and the other $5 million coming from beach revenues (hopefully.)  I would have preferred we explore some other options that wouldn’t need $15 million stolen from American taxpayers […]