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John Santaella April 20, 2014 at 05:09 pm
WTF does Obama have to do with this Brian?
Portent April 20, 2014 at 05:58 pm
Oh, about as much connection as there is between Brian and a rational thought, I'd reckon.
Hugh April 20, 2014 at 07:27 pm
Hookerman, you misuse "irony." Or, you exhibit reading comp fail. One or the other. youRead More pick.
Christie appointed Seton Hall law school dean Patrick Hobbs to serve as an ombudsman in the governor's office Thursday/Composite image
patricianr2 April 19, 2014 at 01:33 pm
FIMF the ll I AM NOT SHOUTING I AM VISION IMPAIRED, NOT SURE WHY IT'S OK TO WRITE IN ONLY LOWERRead More CASE WHICH I HAVE TROUBLE READING-WHY ALL CAPS = SHOUTING ,THAT IS APOINT OF VIEW, IN MY CASE A NECESSITY.
Spooner April 19, 2014 at 02:45 pm
@patricianr2- don't feel bad, I've been dealing with this clown for awhile. Shoots his mouth offRead More without knowing facts...or as they say: "puts his foot in his mouth"
Beach_N8iv April 20, 2014 at 02:38 pm
Lou, Teaneck Resident, it would seem that Menendez, Booker, Florio, McGreevy, Byrne, Helstosky, etc,Read More etc. have not done the degree of damage that the Tarnished Tin God has done to the residents of this once great state. Ha Ha Ha!?!?!?!
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Old School April 15, 2014 at 09:26 am
I think you should fix the property tax problem the county has before you take on any newRead More initiatives. It would make for a much better headline. How about this “Essex County Executive vows to reduce property taxes by cutting the outrageous pay and benefit packages of the public employee unions and the PBA”.
David Harrison April 15, 2014 at 10:50 am
"The road in that area floods regularly ...is usually closed to traffic during inclementRead More weather" Not true. In my 17 years of residency I can remember only a handful of times when the road was closed. What a surprise that members of Joe Di's administration think this is a good idea! I'll bet Joe's picture will be placed on the construction site real soon!
Shamrock1224 April 15, 2014 at 12:06 pm
Ok I thought the people in the Country Govt were a bunch of boneheads, and this just clinches it.Read More I've lived in Essex Co almost all of my life (21 yrs in West Orange and over 40 yrs in Maplewood). There were always curves (we called the S-Turns) on So Orange Ave. If one is coming from Livingston Area, the can come down Mt Pleasant Av, or Northfield Rd, and then cut across to Ridgewood Road in So Orange. I wonder if anyone remembers when the County did the repaving on the S-Turns stretch with "stuff" that was supposed to help people from skidding. The "stuff" they put down didn't work, and made the road like an ice rink. All at the taxpayers expense. i agree with "Old School and David" above. Time for the Co Executive to revise his budget concerns. We get "zero" benefits from the County, but County taxes keep going up. How about giving back to the towns in Essex to fix the existing infrastructure (major pot holes on Valley St and Springfield Ave, just as an example).
FIX April 15, 2014 at 07:23 am
Dumb idea...Keeping people car dependent even after no major delays reported on day1....proposingRead More toll hikes is always a constant w/ these clowns, but the minute they suspect that commuters may commit to a more sustainable method of travel, they decide there is room in the budget to drop the cost of tolls....maybe the assemblyman has friends in the oil business.
Eric April 15, 2014 at 06:15 pm
It's the cost of having a car. Deal with it or figure out how to use public transportation.
Alex C April 16, 2014 at 07:19 pm
FIX, why would he need a friend in the oil business? The government profits far more off theRead More gasoline sales than the oil companies do. For every gallon sold, the gas companies themselves profit about 2-3 cents per gallon, depending on the company and the year. The State of NJ profits 33 cents per gallon, and the federal government profits 18.5 cents per gallon.
Hookerman April 13, 2014 at 09:25 am
The 'responsible studies' show that people who use harder drugs, like heroin and crack, started outRead More using marijuana, thus it gets labeled a 'gateway drug'. Using that logic, if heroin and cracks users started out drinking beer, the we can also conclude that beer is a gateway drug, and should be outlawed the way marijuana is. As far as the driving argument; a total strawman since no one is arguing that dui laws should be repealed.
Scott Neuman April 13, 2014 at 09:42 am
Want a true voice in Congress? Http://www.ScottNeuman.com 4th CD NJ 2014
Mel Sharples April 14, 2014 at 08:03 am
How about milk? Baby formula? Gateways for tequila!
FIMF the ll April 8, 2014 at 04:15 pm
Mac, I called Samson's office to find out for you and he was too tired to take my call...
Mac April 8, 2014 at 04:26 pm
well then I'm just going to have to go rabbit hunting in Crawford Corners and corner the honcho thatRead More gave Christie his real start for the nitty-gritty values
Phil Brooks April 8, 2014 at 08:01 pm
Makemyday, Assuming you're responding to a specific person, it would be nice if you addressed thatRead More person so he knew the post was directed at him. In any case, given the way you phrased your post, I'd guess it was directed my way. // So, I'll respond to you thusly: The deflection argument doesn't work. You know, the one where you didn't receive the proper results from Benghazi, Fast and Furious, etc., therefore Christie is not deserving of the tough questions because Obama, Holder and Clinton apparently got a pass. // My comment was merely a question I'd ask Christie and has nothing to do with anything or anyone who came before him. Hell, the question I'd ask Obama is, "What makes you think you're qualified to be President?" I mean, come on, community activist, two years as a senator, likely never got properly vetted because he was the first somewhat viable black candidate, and maybe a bunch of other things. // But, I've got to tell you that I'm sick and tired of people taking sides and the whole deflection argument. The idea of defending someone who has no idea who you are and who has done nothing for anyone who hasn't contributed to his campaigns and his party (which makes him like ever other politician out there) is something I cannot understand. Maybe you can enlighten me.
dennis giaimo April 6, 2014 at 08:32 am
I was in Kandahar as a civilian in 2012. I saw day to day what our troops do for us all in the causeRead More of Freedom. Arrived in January and it never rained after March. So hot, dusty was a constant. The troops go out on missions like we go to the Mall and thinking some of these kids may not come back. Both young men and women in MRAPs with 100 lbs of gear. We owe them much more that what we recognize them for. I could go on and on. I really feel every American kid like in Israel should serve at least 6 weeks in boot camp to understand and actually feel what it is like to be a solder.
steve fenichel April 6, 2014 at 11:10 pm
The old men lie and the young boys die: War, what is it good for? Absolutely nothing. War isRead More nothing but a heartbreaker, A friend only to the undertaker.
Whoisleadingus?? April 15, 2014 at 08:15 pm
As a 20 year veteran myself, nothing can explain that desire to go back with your brothers andRead More sisters in arms. Having served in Desert Shield, Iraqi Freedom, and Enduring Freedom, my heart hurts when I hear another one has made the ultimate sacrifice. God holds a special place in his kindom for those who give so much, but seek so little in return. May he rest in peace and God bless his family. Thank you for allowing him to serve.
Gov. Chris Chrisitie addresses local at the Herbertsville Fire Company headquarters in Brick Township, April 2, 2014. (Photo: Daniel Nee)
Heywood April 6, 2014 at 03:14 pm
Just tough it up and say your "Good-byes" to Junkie Joe or Jane and let them pass onRead More quietly.
Lucio Argento April 8, 2014 at 08:31 am
This is excellent proactive thinking on the part of whomever came up with the idea ( I'm sure itRead More wasn't Christi as he hates addicts and would exterminate them if he could)! It is true though that Narcan throws the addict into instant opiate withdrawal and they are going to be upset (not because there life was just saved) because coming down from a place where you feel safe (addicts turn to drugs because fear drives them) and will instantly be thrown into for lack of a better term "culture shock". Immediate withdrawal is incredibly painful and psychologically devastating. They will become violent, they will rummage the ambulance or hospital for something to stick in their vein and not necessarily because they don't want to stop us in but because addiction is a monster that takes over all rational thought and drives one to insane decisions. If they see a saline injection on a med cart you can bet they will steal it even knowing it won't get then high but to fulfill there ritual of abuse and injecting things into there bodies. I saw a lot when I was a kid, I'm in my 50's now and clean for over 20 years. I'll explain the allure of heroin as simple as possible for those that don't understand. Just please make an honest attempt at feeling the scenario I am about to describe. Imagine being swaddled in a soft blanket like an infant, in perfect grace and comfort dreaming of the most beautiful things your imagination can design. Your warm and filled with love and protection, your warm, the perfect temperature flows throughout your body and the music of the most spiritual nature lulls you in and out that beautiful dream your floating in. You feel what it must be like to love and be loved and then IN ONE INSTANTANEOUS MOMENT IT ALL GETS SUCKED OUT OF YOU and now your lonelier then you've ever felt, your I've cold with goose pimple skin, lights are cutting you like ginsu knives painfully cutting to the bone while voices frantically ask you questions about how you feel but you can't talk...if you open your mouth you'll vomit. You have an overwhelming fear of dread and isolation. You most likely evacuates your bowels and don't even care you just want a blanket and a shot of something to take all this overwhelming anxiety and shut it off. You went from heaven to hell in 3 seconds and within a few minutes if you have a experienced nurse, doctor, or emt they give you a safe shot of liquid valium put a catheter in your urethra and tell you to get some rest. That is what it is like to go from a non fatal overdose to a shot of narcan! If they don't instruct the people (cops, emt workers ) to check vitals and make sure that the person can't be stabilized before administering narcan then yes you will have violent episodes of panic and a addict patient just wanting to get out of the ambulance or wherever they are as fast as possible. I REPEAT MY INITIAL STATEMENT THAT IT IS A GREAT IDEA TO SUPPLY FIRST RESPONDERS WITH THIS MEDICATION BECAUSE IT WILL SAVE LIVES BUT DONT JUST PUT IT IN THE MEDICAL KIT AND THINK IT WORKS AS EASY AS GLUCOSE ON A DIABETIC. They need training on how and when to use it and how to defend themselves so a cop don't shoot an addict attacking him for waking him up from the safest, most comforting place he has ever been able to find. I doubt I got to many people to see the point of view from an addicts mind but in order to save them you need to understand them. I hope for the sake of all the children and older addicts they can make a narcan statewide program work but believe me it's not like giving someone an aspirin, glass of water and sayin see ya in the morning!
Mattie April 8, 2014 at 11:51 am
Thank you Lucio for taking the time and making the effort trying to help people really understand -Read More instead of merely judging. I doubt it will make any difference to the majority of these cruel and narrow minded individuals here who are condemning addicts and refusing to see them as sick human beings.... but your effort is appreciated just the same.
Homes wrecked by Superstorm Sandy tidal surge in Port Monmouth, NJ, photographed on Nov. 26, 2012.
Bonnie April 3, 2014 at 11:23 am
Another dishonest, sneaky move on the part of a corrupt few. Sandy relief funds (federal orRead More otherwise) should be exclusive to Sandy-related matters only. Wake up Trenton; see that this misuse of funds is expeditiously reversed.
Vanhiesen April 18, 2014 at 09:03 am
Keep sending money to Newark so it can expand. As long as one taxpayer still lives in New Jersey itsRead More ok to bleed him for the welfare crowd!
Richard April 18, 2014 at 09:33 am
Hey, you people talk about Newark receiving monies from Sandy relief, ridiculous, but what aboutRead More Belleville receiving $6-7 mil for a new community center out of Sandy relief monies, did you hear that one as well? My wife and I lost literally everything we owned in the storm....home...cars....contents...and we are still living in an apartment trying to re-build....BrickTown taking forever to review plans for permits to rebuild, they need a spark under their arises! Talk about log jambs, and we still paid FULL taxes even though we could not live at our home, and it took 14 months to get the home removed! Most have no clue to what is going on.
FIMF the ll April 4, 2014 at 09:08 am
Brilliant!
Heywood April 4, 2014 at 09:12 am
Begone, troll.
FIMF the ll April 4, 2014 at 09:17 am
You begone Jablomey, the contractors just showed up to elevate your house- or, should I say formerRead More house.
Flooding in Brick Township, N.J. during Superstorm Sandy. (Photo: Daniel Nee)
Chuck Cumella April 1, 2014 at 06:31 pm
The maps have increased too much Appeal !! STOP FEMA NOW !! Www stop FEMA now ,com One footRead More below. BFE may cost you thousands annually on flood insurance
Ken April 1, 2014 at 08:17 pm
I guess I'm going to get into the business of driving piles, I own the equipment
FIMF the ll April 1, 2014 at 10:47 pm
Try prunes
Mr. History March 31, 2014 at 10:52 am
Answer to all Traffic to The Big Apple. Move many of the Corporations, and Business that are thereRead More to The NJ side of The River, Build what is needed here or use all the empty buildings that exists in all parts of NJ. With all the technology that exists today there is no reason not to. NJ. is missing out on what could be while NY has a Campaign to attract businesses with no taxes going on now, Make NJ a place that they would want to locate not driving them out. how many have left past 20 years, just look at all the empty acres where factory's once stood that moved out, To do this would Save Billions in Tolls, Commuting costs, create Millions of NJ jobs. One only has to look at Huston Texas where they are booming attracting business from may states including NJ I know of 3 right now that are in the works of just that move, with around 1500 jobs going with them some lost forever. Wake up NJ and ask your self why someone wants to go thru the BS every day and travel to NY City. When you can have less hours more money in your pockets. Start The movement to NJ. Final thought that would also end The Bull S%^& of The Port Authority tool hikes transit costs. NY State income tax paid , But but we all know that will never happen with politics as they are Sorry for the soap box speech. Almost forgot where and who are going to fill all that space at the New Freedom Towers. what and how many empty spaces will it create in The City. or will it remain empty as a Monument and Museum for 9-11
Teaneck_Guns March 31, 2014 at 12:33 pm
Oh I agree, there is just so much sexism, Sig - on the side of the Democrats, anyway. Exhibit No. 1Read More is Obama, who as senator hired a majority of men as his senior staffers, while McCain, by contrast, hired a majority of women as his senior staffers. http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2008/09/is-mccains-sena/
BellairBerdan March 31, 2014 at 12:55 pm
Teaneck_Guns are you saying one cannot be sexist if one hires women? Or if one is presented withRead More binders full of women? Or maybe because some of your best friends are women?
FIMF the ll April 1, 2014 at 08:44 am
One man's trash is another man's treasure.
Independent Geoff April 2, 2014 at 12:05 am
Christie is a great gov & if most of you would be honest about it you would admit it. VeryRead More tiring listening to the liberal gribble on this blog.
louisemyrealtor April 17, 2014 at 04:41 pm
Phillyboy.. Wow!
David Samson/Patch file photo
Mr. Happy March 30, 2014 at 12:26 pm
George Costanza said "it's not a lie if you believe it." Perhaps the Guv actually doesRead More believe his own fantasies. The latest - Samson resigned effective immediately, but it' NOT related to Bridgetgate. How does he keep a straight face??
Mac March 30, 2014 at 12:44 pm
yes, I'm comfortable believing Christie could successfully pass a lie detector test - and yes, afterRead More a year of telling Christie he wanted out, Samson decides after lunch he has to be out before dinner - good thing Christie had his daily press conference quickly available to pass that phone chat along to us at - perhaps Fishman has some bite in that whip after all - ouch - maybe the Las Vegas one-armed bandits will be kinder this weekend
Timmytrin Carragann April 2, 2014 at 12:43 pm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Dif_BrBcfg
Patch File Photo.
Lydia Lane March 29, 2014 at 02:43 pm
I didn't bother watching the interview because I can't bare to look at the fat "F" andRead More hear one lie after another as well as watch his bad acting. Ms. Kelly has been thrown under the bus so that Christie can continue on with his Presidential aspirations. Let's not fool ourselves she is going to get something in return. We need to follow the money, she or someone close to her will be coming into money. Will she do jail time? If so is there a promise of a pardon. Or will she come into a lucrative job? If anyone believes control freak Christie did not give his approval for this act you are watching too much mainstream media. BTW at this point in time almost all politicians are working for themselves and the their monied peers. We are up the creek without a paddle unless we wake up and band together.
Redpony459 March 29, 2014 at 07:08 pm
MDL... Can't string a sentence together because of your teachers? Classic whiner, crybaby, pass theRead More buck, blame everyone else, but me. No wonder you LOVE Christie!!!
ARCH STANTON March 30, 2014 at 11:36 am
HEY CHRISTIE, A LIE DETECTOR TEST SHOULD ANSWER ALL QUESTIONS.
Hoboken Mayor Dawn Zimmer (Patch file photo)
cassandra April 2, 2014 at 10:49 am
One by one the hacks identify themselves. Too bad we can't tell if they are all oneRead More person with different logins or really different people. I have my doubts. The ad hominems continue. I prefer sticking to facts.
Pops April 2, 2014 at 11:07 am
@Cassandra, how is my comment any sort of a "hack" statement or attack on you? I askedRead More you a simple, legitimate question which you have ignored twice, leading everyone to believe that perhaps (!) you are the one who is being closed minded. For the third time, let me repeat the question: "...did you actually watch the program? It starts off with a story from the Asbury Park Press were Mayor Doherty says he didn't hear anything at the event. Then Christie's legal team get to him and he suddenly claims to recall hearing the conversation. Then by the end of the interview, he admits he may not have heard everything discussed. I'm not sure he could be more contradictory and, thus, essentially worthless as a "witness". Wonder what he'll say under oath?"
demosthenes April 2, 2014 at 12:09 pm
What's actually pretty funny is the Christie apologists are all over saying the Hoboken lawyer whoRead More was subpoenaed can't really be a "witness" because he didn't hear the actual conversation between the Mayor and the Lt. Gov. Yet Randy Mastro touts the Belmar Mayor as a "witness" because he didn't hear the conversation between Zimmer and Constable. You are wrong though Pops about Mayor Doherty being "worthless" as a witness. He can testify as to whether Randy Mastro and his crack team of ex-prosecutors were aware that he had not heard the whole conversation, yet mischaracterized his account in their Report. And he can testify about who asked him to take part in the cover-up.
Mike Mazzucca March 26, 2014 at 08:37 pm
Mine was sarcasm although failed's may be closer to reality.
FIMF the ll March 26, 2014 at 10:13 pm
US GAO
emptybeachchair March 28, 2014 at 09:33 pm
still no home still no word as to when it will be raised or knocked down still living out of boxesRead More - Jersey Strong? Weak as Water
Pad March 26, 2014 at 06:51 pm
These idiot politicians have too much time on their hands if this is all they are worried about.Read More Highest taxes in the nation, state is practically bankrupt, credit rating is in the toilet, bridgegate scandal etc. Wonder who the first politician arrested under this law will be?
Michele Guttenberger March 26, 2014 at 11:40 pm
It's great to see how a few brave senators are tackling the complex problems that New Jersey isRead More facing down under.
Paul March 27, 2014 at 11:40 am
Citizen of America did you err when you wrote that Mr. MaGroin should investigate deeper into theRead More issue? I thought he should investigate deeper into the "tissue" as in skin tissue. I am going to start my own investigation into these web sites right now. I should be back in around 5 minutes with my results.
BellairBerdan March 27, 2014 at 04:41 pm
ah ok suz, you can't even be trusted to end it when you say you want to end it. How typical of you.Read More There is nothing wrong with a stay at home mom or dad, but if you want to try and put yourself on a pedestal (if you were ever a mom at all) in your views, you didn't earn anything. It was given to you. You got a "hand out compared to the free healthcare, free phones, free rent (just about), free groceries, free transit, blah blah blah.." But as you alluded, it's Ok for you to get it, just not for anyone else. Now, how exactly should someone interpret your statement " we supported ourselves since our twenties and saved and worked hard (do you know what that is?) " I think it's pretty clear how you meant it. Want to try and wriggle off the hook or do you just want to admit Christie's property tax relief isn't really relief?
BellairBerdan March 27, 2014 at 05:08 pm
suz, why don't you tell me your views on stay at home moms, specifically poor moms.
Ridgewood Mom March 27, 2014 at 05:10 pm
The indispensable importance of involved parenting is a perfect example of why an "everyone forRead More themselves" financial contest doesn't work as a measure of self worth or societal value. There is nothing wrong with stay at home parenting. There is something wrong with an economic philosophy and system that does not recognize that many stay at home parents contribute more value to society than many big money bread winners.
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