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Bean Looms Large

At least in TAPinto’s graphic.



Does he loom large in the election?

Sunday starting line poll


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  1. Hopeful wrote:

    If Bean gets in I hope that he and Walsifer can put their differences behind them and work together for the common good of the citizens of Belmar.

    Sunday, June 9, 2019 at 8:15 am | Permalink
  2. elemental wrote:

    Please have a debate that the public may attend. I would like to witness these people in action with each other. No one gets an excuse not to participate.

    Sunday, June 9, 2019 at 8:43 am | Permalink
  3. Guest wrote:

    #1 – I am sure that at the least Bean can.

    Sunday, June 9, 2019 at 9:24 am | Permalink
  4. Anonymous wrote:

    Jim Bean is a good man. When on council he always voted with his conscience to do what is right and was viciously maligned for doing so by the M&C. The difference between him and others has always been that he has zero political aspirations and will not serve any master. Jim has my vote.

    Sunday, June 9, 2019 at 9:43 am | Permalink
  5. Aileen wrote:

    I asked for a debate. Don’t know why we never have them but I know all candidates have to agree in order to have. I think Jim and Seebeck didn’t want to debate when they were running. I could be wrong.

    Sunday, June 9, 2019 at 11:28 am | Permalink
  6. Voice of Reason wrote:

    #1 that is a very deep question. I always think back to this post by Dave and his written words.

    Following this blog and politics in Belmar it was a curious thing that Tom got the open seat. Maybe there is inside baseball stuff that I don’t know about or maybe the new Mayor and council just didn’t want Vickie or Jim up there with them. Looking at it that way, it’s almost predictable that the Republican’s in town would split in two factions. All it took was the tax increase to light the fuse.

    When leaders in town can’t or won’t work together, mostly because of ego, the split party will get beaten by the unified opposition.

    Somebody please find a solution to get the republicans back all on the same page.

    Sunday, June 9, 2019 at 2:33 pm | Permalink
  7. Anonymous wrote:

    #6- It appears Jim would not have fit into Mark’s style, of just passing along all of the fat and pork the prior administration has added to the budgets over the years. Mark (no pun intended) my words that come next year budget time this new admin. will again increase spending and will force another 10% tax increase down our throats, all along continuing to blame Doherty and crew. This year was the time to make the difficult choices of cutting spending, and they fail horribly. Shame. I guess if I could afford to live on Ocean Ave. I would be in the situation to be able to handle a huge tax increase. 98% of the residents don’t and most live on fixed incomes.

    Sunday, June 9, 2019 at 5:44 pm | Permalink
  8. OLD MAN wrote:

    Vote for Bean and McCracken. Those two can get Mark to listen to reason(i hope)

    Sunday, June 9, 2019 at 6:30 pm | Permalink
  9. Mark wrote:

    I’m a registered Dem but will vote for Bean and MaC…..Bean always questioned the previous admin during the Council Meetings and his protests fell on deaf ears…and I feel MaC is very sincere and hope he will back cuts which I feel Bean will propose….GOP needs to get behind Bean.

    Sunday, June 9, 2019 at 9:26 pm | Permalink
  10. Guest wrote:

    9, Sorry but this McCracken offers nothing for me but talk, talk, talk. Bean and maybe an organized write-in for me.

    Monday, June 10, 2019 at 2:49 am | Permalink
  11. Tom Dilberger wrote:

    # 10 – I’m 100% in Jim Bean’s camp. However, there are two seats open and I’m going to vote for McCracken if possible. The two female women have zero chance of obtaining my vote.

    Monday, June 10, 2019 at 7:59 am | Permalink
  12. OLD MAN wrote:

    #11 You can vote for two in November. So why do you say “if possible”?

    Monday, June 10, 2019 at 9:04 am | Permalink
  13. Guest wrote:

    The McCracken offers nothing at this point and who is Carvelli, does he work at the beach as one of the bathroom attendants?

    Monday, June 10, 2019 at 11:44 am | Permalink
  14. OLD MAN wrote:

    #13 Oh really…Who are Mc Bride and Russo ??Do they work at Dollar Tree? They offer nothing. You are a democratic stooge.

    Monday, June 10, 2019 at 1:12 pm | Permalink
  15. Tom Dilberger wrote:

    Are the Dem. candidates married or are they spinsters?

    Monday, June 10, 2019 at 3:15 pm | Permalink
  16. OLD MAN wrote:

    #15 Nobody knows.

    Monday, June 10, 2019 at 3:32 pm | Permalink
  17. admin wrote:

    Aren’t they a little young to be calling them spinsters?

    Monday, June 10, 2019 at 4:04 pm | Permalink
  18. Broodmare wrote:

    Mr. Dildoberger “Spinsters”??? Really? Welcome to Gilead. May the Lord open..Blessed Be

    Monday, June 10, 2019 at 4:07 pm | Permalink
  19. Offred wrote:

    Is marital status a qualifier for men? Do they score higher amongst this group if there are allegations of domestic violence and adultery?

    Monday, June 10, 2019 at 4:55 pm | Permalink
  20. admin wrote:

    Candidates always mention in their bios if they are married and if they have children.

    Monday, June 10, 2019 at 5:00 pm | Permalink
  21. Offred wrote:

    As long as a man is married, he’s cool..if he is a serial adulterer he’s a man’s man..virile.. unmarried women? Spinsters.. strong women? Bitches..

    Monday, June 10, 2019 at 5:03 pm | Permalink
  22. OLD MAN wrote:

    #20 I don’t have a bio. Forgot most of my life

    Monday, June 10, 2019 at 6:03 pm | Permalink
  23. Tom Dilberger wrote:

    Dave, You never know. I’ve heard it said, some female women are born to be spinsters.
    # 19 – All I did was ask a question. Don’t get all nervous in the service about a small little question.

    Monday, June 10, 2019 at 6:14 pm | Permalink
  24. Actual Female Woman wrote:

    Dilberger.. you did not just ask a question. You made a derogatory statement about unmarried women.

    Monday, June 10, 2019 at 6:40 pm | Permalink
  25. One Trick Pony wrote:

    Ask him about the intelligence level of minorities or the role of women and it’s like pressing the play button on a tape recorder. But if you like to press the button, go ahead.

    Monday, June 10, 2019 at 7:08 pm | Permalink
  26. Tom Dilberger wrote:

    Dave, Yeah, they’re trying to trick us somehow.
    #21 – Yeah, life isn’t “””fair.”””
    #22 – Me two…
    #24 – You know I made a “derogatory statement?” I hardly know what I’m doing and you know. Holy Cow, we’ve got a minor miracle here.

    Monday, June 10, 2019 at 7:14 pm | Permalink
  27. Anonymous wrote:

    That cat Jim is a bad mother, (shut your mouth)just talking bout Jim.

    Monday, June 10, 2019 at 8:37 pm | Permalink
  28. Anonymous wrote:

    39 offred, you forgot if woman are sexually activethey are ,Hoes.If men are sexually active they are Studs or gigahoes.

    Monday, June 10, 2019 at 8:43 pm | Permalink
  29. Anonymous wrote:

    Your just picking on Tom because he’s a man. And to compare his name to a sexual device created to make men irrelevant. you misandrists should be ashamed.

    Monday, June 10, 2019 at 8:47 pm | Permalink
  30. Anonymous wrote:

    Number 18 really? Making fun of Toms name like that. What are we in sixth grade? What next posting Phil Mcrackin? Grow up

    Monday, June 10, 2019 at 8:56 pm | Permalink
  31. Tom Dilberger wrote:

    #30 – Thanks much but I have to correct you. I’d heard every possible variant of my name by 3-4 grade (although, in those years we’d never heard of such a device but certainly some other kid said it not even knowing what he was saying) in the playground of PS-92. Not sixth grade. That’s all they’ve got to match my superior whit. It’s really sad when you think about it.

    Tuesday, June 11, 2019 at 6:18 am | Permalink
  32. Baffled in Belmar wrote:

    Leave Mr Dilberger alone. He’s old and senile. He’s a typical terrified old coot who’s fear of everything manifests itself as hate. Just let him be.
    Oops wait a second, did I just unfairly generalize?
    See Tom- that’s what your language sounds like. I know that this probably won’t get through to you but just think
    about how unfair it would be to you if everyone felt that way.

    Tuesday, June 11, 2019 at 7:07 am | Permalink
  33. OLD MAN wrote:

    #32 You had better hope you can make it to Tom’s age. Me I can’t fight my way out of a paper bag. So I won’t say much about you. However you are a complete jackass.

    Tuesday, June 11, 2019 at 7:52 am | Permalink
  34. Tom Dilberger wrote:

    Let me clarify my remarks a bit. First off, I want to say I bear no ill-will towards the spinsteral tribe (I’m sure there are some extremely nice spinsters).
    Having said that, I offur my heartfelt excuse that if my remarks have offended peopul, then I offer them a special ts chit for a reduced rate.
    Lastly, it is my thought that there should be more spinsters. Just think what a happier world this wood be if billary clin[t]on had taken up a career of spinstership.
    2nd lastly – A friend has advised me that anyone named Tammy should automatically be placed in the spinsterial tribe (that’s not my idea, it’s his idea)

    Tuesday, June 11, 2019 at 8:03 am | Permalink
  35. elemental wrote:

    C’mon…Don’t give Mr. Dilberger the SHAFT (I’m talkin’ bout…). I actually admire his wit and take on matters. If everyone was p.c., it would be like eating plain grits every morning.

    Tuesday, June 11, 2019 at 8:28 am | Permalink
  36. Baffled wrote:

    #33 First- thank you. I also hope I make it to Tom’s age.
    Second- I was making a point about unfair generalizations. I wasn’t really calling Tom an old coot. I was pointing out that it would be totally inaccurate and completely unfair to always refer to him or anyone his age as a dottering old coot. Just as it’s totally inaccurate and completely unfair to use the derogatory word ‘spinster’ to describe women who happen to not be married. You can just use the word woman to describe her.
    But as I feared, he didn’t get it and neither did you. Maybe one day you guys will get some clarity.

    Wednesday, June 12, 2019 at 8:21 am | Permalink
  37. Tom Dilberger wrote:

    # 36 – A few things here. First off, live right and you’ll have a good old age and you won’t be sitting in the dumb doctor’s office waiting to hear your name called.
    About words. Try to rid yourself of the use of the child’s word, “fair” and all it’s derivatives. Simply put, life is [unfair] and that’s all there is to it.
    Words such as “old coot” and spinster don’t hurt unless the person is weak and let them hurt. It’s entirely up to the person him/her self. If they let someone else control their feelings through their own weakness, then life will be very hard on them.
    I, or anyone else can use any word I/they want to describe anyone. That’s one of the things I was told I was defending our constitution (1st amendment in this case) for. Are you telling me what I was told was a lie? Do you believe in our Constitution or are you against it?
    Lastly, alas I think my days of getting some “clarity” are behind me. I’ll never have any more than I have now.

    Wednesday, June 12, 2019 at 4:42 pm | Permalink
  38. OLD MAN wrote:

    #36 I get it. Tom and I are old. He can walk miles and miles up and down the streets. Me? I can’t . I’m an old man that stays inside and waits for his son to give him tips about the finances of Belmar He’s a CPA… Copy, Paste, Attach!!

    Thursday, June 13, 2019 at 4:42 am | Permalink

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