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So Much For The Environment



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  1. legion wrote:

    I do not like political signs, but if they are allowed, should not the property upon which they are placed be at least owned by residents? If the owner does not vote here, what is in it for him or her?

    Sunday, October 8, 2017 at 11:44 am | Permalink
  2. Teddy Ehmann wrote:

    Lawn Signs cannot reason.

    Sunday, October 8, 2017 at 12:29 pm | Permalink
  3. legion wrote:

    Nor can they vote. They are not as subtle and virtually undetectable as subliminal messages, but they do promote name recognition, especially in voters who just vote for the act of voting.

    Sunday, October 8, 2017 at 1:10 pm | Permalink
  4. Sheesh wrote:

    Thank God there are no other issues to address in Belmar! Yes yes let’s go after the hypocritical environmental stance. That will win the election for what’s his name. Ugh.

    Sunday, October 8, 2017 at 2:30 pm | Permalink
  5. legion wrote:

    So what’s wrong with a few signs amidst all that lush landscaping? In Arizona or New Mexico I saw the “last chance fill up your gas tank” signs on the lonely highway. They were oddly appropriate but also out of place in the desert. What’s with the blue and green on the signs? Irish Democrats? Environmentally aware Democrats? Sheesh. Club me with a shillelagh.

    Sunday, October 8, 2017 at 3:58 pm | Permalink
  6. Guest wrote:

    Write in – James Bean

    Sunday, October 8, 2017 at 6:28 pm | Permalink
  7. OLD MAN wrote:

    #6. No Vote for the Republican on the ticket. Jim Bean is a great candidate but can’t win now. If Brennan wins …then there is no hope.

    Sunday, October 8, 2017 at 6:40 pm | Permalink
  8. callmecynical wrote:

    Brennan is just another plastic dupe for Doherty. Put a sign on your lawn, vote for him, then maybe your kid in public school may get an A in band?

    Sunday, October 8, 2017 at 7:08 pm | Permalink
  9. ALL TRUMPED UP wrote:

    #7- Sir, did you forget a comma between “No” and “Vote”?? Makes a huge difference. And yes, we can only hope Bean runs against Matt.

    Sunday, October 8, 2017 at 8:22 pm | Permalink
  10. Tom Dilberger wrote:

    #8 – All parents should get their children out of Public Schools ASAP and away from the commissars AKA as “teachers” nowadays.

    Monday, October 9, 2017 at 4:50 am | Permalink
  11. Recycle wrote:

    #4. RIGHT ON. The irony in what’s his name’s spin on lawn signs is with no effort or money last year’s Walsifer/ What’s his name for Council signs could have easily been cut in half and recycled. Isn’t recycling good for the environment? Truth is a party and a candidate have a minimal responsibility to establish name recognition.

    Monday, October 9, 2017 at 8:36 am | Permalink
  12. Summer Timer wrote:

    This weekend the Democrat guy was meeting and greeting around town. Has signs all over gaining momentum with name recognition. I hope the Republican wins, but I would not wager on it….

    Monday, October 9, 2017 at 2:04 pm | Permalink
  13. Joshua Vallario wrote:

    #4 / #11. You know my name… I have name recognition and I am doing it without wasting material and landfill space. I think the lawn signs are not very effective and potentially a hazard. I was thinking outside the box on this one, trying something new and going against the mainstream “lawn sign” mindset.

    I spoke with a lot of folks last year that didn’t even request a Dem lawn sign, but one showed up on their lawn anyway… There is a Brennan sign on my block and those folks have lived in England since before I moved here in 2012 – the house is a summer rental and vacant in the winter time; they must be huge voters in our local elections…

    The signs show popularity and we already know my opponent is more popular than me. But I ask you – does he have the real world corporate experience I have? I have 17 years of highly technical management experience and have built a successful business. And equally as important, I am completely “pay to play” conflict free, so I can vote on everything that is put in front of me – kind of important if you are holding a public position.

    I am volunteering my time and energy to make Belmar better for my children and fellow residents. Smarter decisions – better direction.

    Monday, October 9, 2017 at 2:22 pm | Permalink
  14. Ripley wrote:

    Believe it or not, knowing how corrupt local politics in Belmar I actually read and investigate the campaign contribution filings on records. Tommorow the 29 Day Pre-Election Reports are due for the Dems and Republicans.#13. You have repeatedly stated that you are “completely “pay to play” conflict free.” Maybe that is true but I find it hard to believe that a retired pilot who has lived his life in Wall, never contributed to any candidate donated $1500. of his retirement savings to you last year. Then there is a $2600. donation from a Pt. Pleasant Beach Bar owner stating he was the Marketing Director for Liberty Helicopters. I call Liberty Helicopters and the Marketing Manager, Pam Shaffer was surprised to hear it.

    Monday, October 9, 2017 at 6:00 pm | Permalink
  15. OLD MAN wrote:

    #9 You know what the hell I’m talking about. Periods or no periods vote for the Republican guy…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………

    Monday, October 9, 2017 at 7:08 pm | Permalink
  16. Sheesh wrote:

    What you are battling IS popularity as much as it is ideas. If he beats you in popularity then he beats you at the polls. Starting to walk in October will not do you any good, if you are indeed walking. As you quote all the people you supposedly are talking to, all the people I talk to have no idea who you are. You need your name out there and seen! Big mistake on your part. I am voting a write-in. I would feel more comfortable sleeping at night knowing I voted my conscious, not my party.

    Monday, October 9, 2017 at 7:17 pm | Permalink
  17. Terry wrote:

    Josh, your campaign is mediocre at best and a gift to Brennan. Let’s be real here, showing up to a council meeting in baby blue sneakers and thinking the masses will take you seriously. 313 followers on Facebook and NOTHING to say is why you lost the last election. Walsifer won because the people of Belmar demanded a change and Janis Keown-Blackburn was a notorious choice.

    Monday, October 9, 2017 at 11:44 pm | Permalink
  18. admin wrote:

    Note: The above is not Terry Pierce, it is the other Terry

    Tuesday, October 10, 2017 at 2:48 am | Permalink
  19. Terry Pierce wrote:

    Today 10-8 from 7th and Main to the lake there were 3 signs. From 8th at the lake to A St there were 5. I do not see a land slide at this point. I have never liked the signs because of people taking them moving them and then they have to be removed. If the Republican Candidate does not want signs that is His choice. Remember the environment.

    Tuesday, October 10, 2017 at 1:41 am | Permalink
  20. Anonymous wrote:

    I don’t even know Josh but their must be something wrong with him to still want to run after facing so much hostility on this blog. TERRY, If Josh’s opponenet can be taken serious enough to win with a turkey feather ear ring then I suppose baby blue sneakers are not that far out of line.I really don’t care What someone adorns themselves with on the outside of their body only what’s on the inside of their brain and the actions they take on the direction of that brain.

    Tuesday, October 10, 2017 at 5:50 am | Permalink
  21. Tom Dilberger wrote:

    # 7 – I wouldn’t call Janis notorious. I like her. I think she was the best of the group we don’t like. Plus, she’s the only one of them who has worked in the real economy (and still is) as a productive worker.

    Tuesday, October 10, 2017 at 6:23 am | Permalink
  22. Guest wrote:

    13 – You’re kidding yourself if you think that you have name recognition and the people of Belmar know who you are.

    Tuesday, October 10, 2017 at 7:28 am | Permalink
  23. Predictions wrote:

    #13. It’s sad when the Republican candidate in Belmar advances the reason for his loss before the election. Lets discuss the he’s more popular reasoning. If he is more popular, he was three years ago. Fact is that despite Doherty winning over Bean, Mike Seebeck won mightedly against Brennan at the polls. He only loss ( 20 of 84 mail in ballots). The fact is most active voters vote people, not party, not popularity and certainly not to vote someone out of office. You have by intent and considerable forethought distanced yourself from the element in Belmar of which Seebeck was a prominent spokesperson. Seebeck was always outspoken on issues and not just five weeks before the election. He didn’t almost win because he was popular. He almost won because he never said ” if you elect me, I will get involved.”

    Tuesday, October 10, 2017 at 8:25 am | Permalink
  24. Guest wrote:

    #13 .. What makes you different from Mr. Brennan and what changes will you make to the numerous issues faced by the residents of Belmar?

    Tuesday, October 10, 2017 at 8:49 am | Permalink
  25. Guest wrote:

    Josh, Please let us know what Belmar issues, concern you? Please platitudes will not win.

    Tuesday, October 10, 2017 at 9:24 am | Permalink
  26. MM wrote:

    Josh didn’t have time to go door to door, he was busy working and “family time”, according to his Facebook page….if you don’t have time to introduce yourself, and ask people for their vote, how will you have time to be a councilman? I can not in good conscience vote for Josh! I will not vote for the puppet either, so I’m at a loss here!

    Tuesday, October 10, 2017 at 11:07 am | Permalink
  27. Anonymous wrote:

    People keep slamming Josh but let me ask this… What has Tom Brennan done as a council member ?
    Hint: Nothing
    Give Josh a chance.

    Tuesday, October 10, 2017 at 11:44 am | Permalink
  28. Sheesh wrote:

    I completely agree #26!

    Tuesday, October 10, 2017 at 11:45 am | Permalink
  29. OLD MAN wrote:

    Ok. Everybody shut up with the BS and just vote for Josh.

    Tuesday, October 10, 2017 at 3:30 pm | Permalink
  30. Anonymous wrote:

    There seems to be a conspiracy afoot. Bad actors want to foil GOP candidates. Take a cue and see who benefits from such antics.

    Tuesday, October 10, 2017 at 6:16 pm | Permalink
  31. Terry wrote:

    Anonymous? The leader of the pack.

    Tuesday, October 10, 2017 at 6:46 pm | Permalink
  32. Summer Timer wrote:

    I think most of the comments on this blog are of concern, for the perceived lack of engagement by the candidate. Again I hope he wins, as I would like to see the make-up of the council change. However, is he really doing enough to win???

    Tuesday, October 10, 2017 at 7:05 pm | Permalink
  33. josh vallario wrote:

    #`17 – Terry. I have plenty to say and have been saying it. Perhaps it is not what you want to hear.

    Belmar has many challenges and my experience and knowledge can help this town. It really is that simple. I am the more experienced and qualified candidate.

    Tuesday, October 10, 2017 at 9:14 pm | Permalink
  34. ms.nobody wrote:

    #33 Perhaps do a mass mailer or challenge Brennan to a debate. Maybe get a permit if one is required, to do a speaking rally in Pyanoe Plaza, after making the event public? I have noticed that some residents are ignorant of what is going on in the Borough, the corruption, etc.

    Tuesday, October 10, 2017 at 9:50 pm | Permalink
  35. Guest wrote:

    33 – you said nothing.

    Tuesday, October 10, 2017 at 11:28 pm | Permalink
  36. Anonymous wrote:

    Terry must be twinkling through the tulips again!

    Wednesday, October 11, 2017 at 9:56 am | Permalink
  37. MM wrote:

    Josh, you are not saying it to enough people! Anyone who has ever worked on a campaign in this towns knows you will never win by spending the campaign at your day job and with your family! And if you think you can win this way, lets talk on Nov. 8th! Your a fool to think many intelligent people ran for council in Belmar, pounded pavement, raised money, sent mailers, etc. and lost…and you will win from your living room/office!

    Wednesday, October 11, 2017 at 3:12 pm | Permalink
  38. Joshua Vallario wrote:

    #17 But those are my good-luck sneakers…

    Wednesday, October 11, 2017 at 6:46 pm | Permalink
  39. Tom Dilberger wrote:

    MM – I will do a bit of walking/pounding the pavement for our candidate. Let’s stop tearing Mr. Vallario down (leave that to his opponent) and support his candidacy.

    Wednesday, October 11, 2017 at 8:10 pm | Permalink
  40. Polity wrote:

    Dilberger, there is no unity or agreement, hence the very meaning of politics. Grow up.

    Thursday, October 12, 2017 at 8:08 am | Permalink
  41. Tom Dilberger wrote:

    #40 – did you like the music?

    Thursday, October 12, 2017 at 8:45 am | Permalink
  42. MM wrote:

    Then Mr Dilberger, I would rather vote for you!

    Thursday, October 12, 2017 at 10:29 am | Permalink
  43. Predictions wrote:

    #38 I stand with #17. The great an powerful wizard should have given you a brain and not those stupid sneakers. Good luck with them.

    Thursday, October 12, 2017 at 3:04 pm | Permalink
  44. Anonymous wrote:

    Just like back in High school student council elections, some rah, rah will push the cutest, jock/jill or the best partier as their candidate. Are we reduced to that type of scenario again? Who will win? You choose.

    Thursday, October 12, 2017 at 9:22 pm | Permalink
  45. Josh Vallario wrote:

    #43. I am a lot of things, but brainless is not one of them. My knowledge and experience is real. My self made success is real. I would not have achieved what I have achieved if I were “brainless”.

    Stop hiding behind your internet alias and throwing stones. Get to know me.

    Friday, October 13, 2017 at 8:17 pm | Permalink
  46. Terry Pierce wrote:

    #17 Have some courage and use your own name in full that way people will know who you are. I had no reason not to you my nick name because my family used it before I ever came near this town.
    #36 the Tulip twinkling through the Tulips I admit is me and I can Twinkle whenever I chose. Grow up people. Life is to short and other things more important.

    Saturday, October 14, 2017 at 10:45 am | Permalink

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