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Dems to the rescue!


With those credentials I’m sure they’ll figure everything out.


  1. Resident wrote:

    If they get in were doomed.

    Saturday, July 13, 2019 at 9:00 am | Permalink
  2. eugene creamer wrote:

    I’m confused … is it Cheryl or Cheri Russo?

    Saturday, July 13, 2019 at 9:57 am | Permalink
  3. anon wrote:

    Yeah and yip,yip yahoo and just when we could really use a break.

    Saturday, July 13, 2019 at 10:07 am | Permalink
  4. A Voter 2 wrote:

    So if the Boro is millions of dollars in debt and you do not increase the taxes how are you going to pay the debt???? If a Municipality does not manage its finances it will be taken over by the State of NJ is that what they want??? They must have gone to the same Political classes that AOC went to as they make no logical sense.Ladies how are you going to pay down the debt???? They have no idea what they are doing except making fools of themselves maybe that’s what they like doing.

    Saturday, July 13, 2019 at 10:35 am | Permalink
  5. Anonymous wrote:

    #4- The answer is to cut spending, DUH. Far TOO many people on the payroll sucking the bit far TOO long. Compare salaries and benefits on Belmar’s rolls to other neighboring towns and the answer is clear as a bell. I’ve said it before, now is the best time ever to lay people off and trim the fat. Thanks to our present Federal Administration, jobs are abundant. They will find some other job to loaf about.

    Saturday, July 13, 2019 at 11:04 am | Permalink
  6. Anonymous wrote:

    Their signs are an insult to our intelligence, reckless increases ?? Who caused the need for the increases?? Cut spending, ok tell us what can be legally cut and how long those cuts will take in years to wipe out the millions of dollars in debt. The Democrats are betting on people’s ignorance for them to win??

    Saturday, July 13, 2019 at 1:19 pm | Permalink
  7. Summer Timer wrote:

    #6…. There are a lot of low information voters out there…. These two may very well win…..

    Saturday, July 13, 2019 at 3:15 pm | Permalink
  8. Guest wrote:

    What about open boarders?

    Saturday, July 13, 2019 at 3:39 pm | Permalink
  9. Guest wrote:

    6 – No, the foolish new republican mayor and council members are the foolish ones for not giving us some cuts.

    Saturday, July 13, 2019 at 3:40 pm | Permalink
  10. Anonymous wrote:

    #6 agree…do they really think we are that stupid?

    Saturday, July 13, 2019 at 4:41 pm | Permalink
  11. Tom Dilberger wrote:

    Ladies & Gentlemen – Here it is, two female women spinsters are running for office and not one of you care about their abysmal situation. At least I have been leaving no stone (you can find a lot of guys under stones today)unturned trying to find them spouses of some sort. Your obvious uncaring for these too female women spinsters is shocking.

    Saturday, July 13, 2019 at 5:48 pm | Permalink
  12. OLD MAN wrote:

    Just vote for Bean and the guy named McCraken(spelling)

    Saturday, July 13, 2019 at 6:29 pm | Permalink
  13. Whatkindapredicament wrote:

    #4, $peaking of STNJ take overs think mcdirty pulling the strings from AC for Uncle Phil.

    Saturday, July 13, 2019 at 8:03 pm | Permalink
  14. Summer Timer wrote:

    #11…. Tom…. Please… Many times you have good ideas…. But when you make these types of comments your conservative credibility is lost…

    Saturday, July 13, 2019 at 8:13 pm | Permalink
  15. Anonymous wrote:

    #11 Tom you are joking. But be careful they will call you a bigoted racist,homophobic. zenofile,Xfiles and what ever new name they come up with. The new Democratic game plan is just call people names who disagree with them,say the most ridiculous things they can think of, to cover the fact that they have zero ideas and zero solutions.

    Saturday, July 13, 2019 at 10:01 pm | Permalink
  16. Average Joe wrote:

    #11 I agree!! However these two are just average spinsters. Nothing more than that. If they get in then blame the Mayor. He should have called for above average cuts in staff.

    Sunday, July 14, 2019 at 6:06 am | Permalink
  17. Craigs44 wrote:

    We all know name calling is only approved when it is the left against the right. It is banned/censored when the right does it.

    Sunday, July 14, 2019 at 6:32 am | Permalink
  18. Tom Dilberger wrote:

    #14 – What makes you think I’m a “conservative?”
    #15 – I’m not joking. I want women to be happy and 9 out of 10 of them aren’t happy being alone. Anybody who tells you different is havingyouon. “Names” – I’ve been called everything known to mankind by professions, paid to insult me so a bunch of amateurs can’t even get close to my hardened core.
    #16 – BINGO – The mayors absolute refusal to make the required cuts is astounding.

    Sunday, July 14, 2019 at 7:41 am | Permalink
  19. Anonymous wrote:

    Average Joe and Tom Dilberger the same person??

    Sunday, July 14, 2019 at 11:25 am | Permalink
  20. Average Joe wrote:

    #19 Uh No. Don’t know Tom except for council meetings.

    Sunday, July 14, 2019 at 6:19 pm | Permalink
  21. Maria Florio wrote:

    I am giving up reading this blog because all the nonsense that is going on back and forth with anonymous people (afraid to say who they are) and not making any sense. I’d rather go to the town meetings and voice my opinion and get all the answers right from the horses mouth. Good bye to you all.

    Sunday, July 14, 2019 at 10:52 pm | Permalink
  22. Aileen wrote:

    Maria – going to meetings rather than blogging here makes sense. Good for you. I’ve said the same a couple times but always come back;) I so appreciate Dave’s attention to detail and sleuthing so I always check in – only to go down rabbit holes with bloggers – ugh!

    Monday, July 15, 2019 at 2:07 pm | Permalink
  23. Anonymous wrote:

    #21 at times people must protect their identities in fear of bullies. You silence a lot of voices and opinions that way. Not like anyone on here that disagrees with a select few has a real chance of persuading a different opinion or at least a different perspective. Closed minds are closed minds. Haters are going to hate, whether its against Mr. No Name or Mrs. Somebody.

    Monday, July 15, 2019 at 4:02 pm | Permalink
  24. Kool-aid wrote:

    #15 First of all, he ain’t joking. One thing about Mr Dilberger is his consistency. Second, what are you talking about? This isn’t a Democrat or Republican thing. If someone is a racist or a misogynist or a bigot or whatever, it’s ok to point it out. Because it IS NOT ok to be one of those things. The economy has been growing steadily for the last 10 years, not just the last 3.
    Democrats have good ideas (anyone reading this blog have Medicare?) and Republicans have good ideas (the EPA).
    Just because people are being called out for being ingnorant doesn’t mean the people calling them out don’t have ideas. You could make a pretty good argument that the people being called out are the ones who have no ideas.
    The truth is our government works when the best of the left and the best of the right work together. But the people on the extreme left and the extreme right don’t want that. They want chaos and disorder. The use it as fear and they monetize it. Don’t fall for it.

    Monday, July 15, 2019 at 6:31 pm | Permalink
  25. Guest wrote:

    What happened to Sunday night movies on the beach the children loved them? They broke the equipment?

    Monday, July 15, 2019 at 7:18 pm | Permalink
  26. Tom Dilberger wrote:

    If one or both of the female women spinster candidates win the election for council, wood it be alright to supply them with a male mentor/coach who could crouch unobtrusively behind their chairs on the dais during council meetings and explain whut’s going on to them as the meeting progresses?

    Monday, July 15, 2019 at 7:22 pm | Permalink
  27. Yes wrote:

    # Sure. Matt and Brian had to have that so why not these two women. After all, inexperience knows no gender.

    Monday, July 15, 2019 at 7:40 pm | Permalink
  28. eugene creamer wrote:

    Maggie is easy to say
    Cheryl is easy to say
    Cheri is not so easy … maybe pronounced (sha-ree)?

    Monday, July 15, 2019 at 10:49 pm | Permalink
  29. Tom Dilberger wrote:

    #27 – My sly and cunning plan is to help the female women spinster[s] to have a chance of being picked by one of the adult male mentors/coaches.

    Tuesday, July 16, 2019 at 5:01 am | Permalink
  30. Yes wrote:

    #27 Yup I’m with you. Just like naive and inexperienced men need strong adult women to be mentors/coaches.
    We’re on same page. We’re two modern and sensitive men, brother.

    Tuesday, July 16, 2019 at 10:21 am | Permalink
  31. Tom Dilberger wrote:

    Possibly, the council could approve a temporary measure to fight the recent outbreak of female women spinsterism that has attacked Belmar. They could assign various known spinsters to the care of a wealthy local magnate who wood marry them for an agreed upon length of time while they’re domiciled here in Belmar. Once the spinster decided to leave Belmar, she wood of course be freed from all obligations to the said temporary marriages as would of course the magnate as well. I would advise limiting the number of spinsters the magnate could marry to three. Otherwise people might get the wrong idea of these temporary combinations.

    Tuesday, July 16, 2019 at 5:31 pm | Permalink
  32. Yes wrote:

    Yes sir. That might be your best idea yet! And you’ve had some really great ideas. Now, will the sad, lonely magnate get to choose the spinsters? Will it be like it is on the national level? Where the sad, lonely, inferior magnate picks young, pretty, sometimes foreign spinsters to replace the older one he’s grown tired of? Or ask for a divorce while the older model is being treated for cancer so he can get his hands on the young, newer spinster? Anyway, just details. Money talks and love is for losers and religious types. Thanks for getting some company for those sad, twisted, old, incompetent, stubborn, myopic, angry, magnates.
    Keep the ideas comin.

    Tuesday, July 16, 2019 at 9:31 pm | Permalink
  33. Tom Dilberger wrote:

    @32 – Remember the wurds of Ed Koch – “If you agree with me 80% of the time, vote for me. If you agree with me 100% on the time, see a psychiatrist.”

    Wednesday, July 17, 2019 at 6:07 am | Permalink
  34. yes wrote:

    #33 Yes! Love Ed Koch. Proud, gay, American.

    Wednesday, July 17, 2019 at 6:45 pm | Permalink
  35. Tom Dilberger wrote:

    #34 – “Gay” – You put that in. Ed Koch never divulged his sexuality. Every time he was asked about it, he told the questioner to worry about his own sex life and that he’d worry about his own. People didn’t press like they do nowadays. They left it at that and he’d go on to talk about NYC which is the only thing he really cared about in life.

    Thursday, July 18, 2019 at 6:04 am | Permalink
  36. Belle wrote:

    #21 & #22 I have to agree with you. Dave does an excellent job by bringing issues to our attention. BUT then Tom Dilberger just has to go and ruin NORMAL comments with his demented rants. If I had to marry him I would rather be a spinster the rest of my life. Do us all a favor Tom, let silence be your friend!!!

    Thursday, July 18, 2019 at 9:13 am | Permalink
  37. Tom Dilberger wrote:

    #36 – Now you’ve dune it – my feelings are hurt. Why doe so many female women think they can just go around hurting peepul’s feelings any tyme they want;

    Thursday, July 18, 2019 at 6:45 pm | Permalink
  38. UNION ADVOCATE wrote:

    The Mayor and his strong union labor attorney are doing the right thing by keeping municipal jobs at all costs. The taxpayers should have to subsidize the governmental workforce. Just because you work for the government doesn’t mean you don’t have jobs and families to take care of. Kudos Mayor. Kudos for hiring a union attorney to be your management attorney.

    What other mayor in NJ has had the courage to do this? no one but our mayor!

    Tuesday, July 23, 2019 at 3:37 pm | Permalink
  39. Yes wrote:

    #35 Right, he wasn’t gay. He just never married, lived in Greenwich Village his whole life and had a boyfriend named Richard Nathan. Hope you still respect him. I know how much value you place on masculinity. Anyway, he was a great man and loved his city. And yes, he was a proud gay american.

    And, by the way, Liberace was just a “confirmed bachelor”

    Wednesday, July 24, 2019 at 8:02 am | Permalink
  40. Tom Dilberger wrote:

    #39 – yeah, yeah, yeah…

    Thursday, July 25, 2019 at 6:39 am | Permalink
  41. Yes wrote:

    #40 Haha. I know it’s a tough pill to swallow. But you’re tough.

    Thursday, July 25, 2019 at 12:24 pm | Permalink

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