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Monthly Archives: November 2013

Doherty’s Nightmare

In today’s Asbury Park Press: Should beach fees be set by counties? Bill advances to transfer authority away from towns TRENTON — Is it time for the counties to take control of beaches — and beach badges — away from Shore towns? Democrats in the Legislature say yes. Their argument: If Shore towns gave up control […]

When Politicians “Hope”……Grab Your Wallets!

Another public-private partnership fiasco. From yesterday’s Wall Street Journal (subscription only…sorry): Failed Hotel Symbolizes Trenton’s Woes The Lafayette Yard Hotel and Conference Center Will Be Sold at Auction  TRENTON—When it opened 11 years ago, the Lafayette Marriott Conference Hotel erased this city’s status as the nation’s only state capital without a reputable lodging house. There was […]

A Nod To Rible

(Sort Of) From last Thursday’s Monmouth legislator pushes student privacy bill as Common Core moves forward Wall – With large-scale education reforms underway, a Monmouth County Assemblyman looks for ways to protect grade-school students’ personal information.Assemblyman David Rible (R-Monmouth, Ocean) said in a Thursday press release that he has written legislation that would limit the […]

$5 Million For One-Story Taylor!

Presuming in last Tuesday’s post that the two separate beachfront development bonds were each for one of the proposed buildings, the $5 million for 10th and the $2 million for 5th, turned out to be, well, rather presumptuous of me.  I was not correct.  But in my defense, I have to say that the next […]

Belmar Council Meeting Of Nov 21, 2013

Anyone Know A Good House Mover?

. What $5 million gets you in Texas: It also has a bowling alley. . What $5 million gets you in Arizona:   . What $5 million gets you in Belmar:

58% Of Republicans Don’t Get It (And 91% Of Democrats)

I was very disappointed when New Jersey voted to constitutionally tie our minimum wage to the inflation rate.  I can’t see how the folks that voted in favor of it can now hold Christie responsible for New Jersey’s economy considering that they’ve just attached lead balls to it’s ankles. Now Gallup is reporting that nationally […]

Beachfront Development Update

At a special (rush rush rush, as usual) meeting Thursday night at 5:30, the council will have a first hearing on an ordinance to rescind the controversial $7.1 million beachfront development bond and first hearings on ordinances to issue two separate, smaller bonds.  The first of these new ordinances appropriates $5 million and bonds about […]

The Rise Of Libertarianism

The two most well-known libertarians of our time talk about it.  

Warning! Not For Children

A reader writes: Hey David: The Patch just did a piss-poor job on the Common Core curriculum fiasco. What they missed like all the stupid but well-meaning parents in NJ and most other states… is they have already signed off on a system that will collect data- they can’t see but people can access in […]