Author: Joey_Novick

February 24, 2013: Governor Forced to Dress like Lobster to Obtain Endorsement of Monmouth County Mayor

 February 24, 2013: Governor Forced to Dress like Lobster to  Obtain  Endorsement of Monmouth  County Mayor

2/24/13: Governor Forced to Dress like Lobster to  Obtain  Endorsement of Monmouth  County Mayor

Democratic Mayor Dina Long threw her support behind re-electing Republican Gov. Chris Christie,  requiring  the governor  to, “dress up like a lobster and have his picture taken”  In order to receive her endorsement.  This is not the first time Mayor Long Has made an odd request of a Republican to get her endorsement.

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New Jersey Department of Heritage and Tourism to Buy Former Springsteen Home

New Jersey Department of Heritage and Tourism to Buy Former Springsteen Home

 

2/21/13

Gov. Christie to Negotiate Sale Price Himself  

New Jersey Department of  Heritage and Tourism  Director Eric Slutsky announced today that the  State of New Jersey will be purchasing the childhood home of Bruce Springsteen.

“The funds will be coming from New Jersey’s Open Space tax,” said Slutsky. “I cannot think of a better use for New Jersey funding and to make sure The Boss’  childhood home never gets torn down and is turned into a museum.”

 

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November 9th, 2012 Friday: Top Ten Rejected Methods for NJ Gas Rationing

November 9th, 2012 Friday: Top Ten Rejected Methods for NJ Gas Rationing

Friday, November 9th, 2012. Top Ten Rejected Methods for NJ Gas Rationing

Going through post Election Day trash just outside Drumthwacket, we came across some interesting legal memos, receipts and old notes. 

Amongst the batch (which our crew is still sifting through ---the Secretary of State has given us until Tuesday, November 13th at 8pm to get this all sorted out),  We were able to get a hold of a memo written by Governor's spokesperson Michael Drewniak on the rejected ways that the Christie Administration had considered for gas rationing. This was well before he had committed the odd/even dichotomy. 

Here are the top rejected ways to ration gas in New Jersey: 
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June 27th, 2012: Gov. Christie Hits Personal Milestone: 100th Person Insulted Since He Became Governor

June 27th, 2012: Gov. Christie Hits Personal Milestone: 100th Person Insulted Since He Became Governor

June 27th, 2012: Gov. Christie Hits Personal Milestone: 100th Person Insulted Since He Became Governor

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April 30, 2012: Nets Get Lost on Way to Brooklyn, Team Gets Mugged Upon Arrival

April 30, 2012: Nets Get Lost on Way to Brooklyn, Team Gets Mugged Upon Arrival

April 30, 2012: Nets Get Lost on Way to Brooklyn, Team Gets Mugged Upon Arrival
“Welcome to Brooklyn, Mother F$#%kers,”

In an effort to save money, the former New Jersey Nets Assistant Traveling Secretary, Joshua Ira Mandelbaum, went on MapBlast to give directions to the school bus driver carrying the team to their new home. They almost did not make it to their new home, the Barclays Center on Atlantic Avenue.

After more than four hours of getting lost, several players were left off on Atlantic Avenue, while bus driver Ernie Mantusso of  Newark “went to look for street parking, to avoid paying $32 for parking in a near by lot.”

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April 15, 2012: Obama Wants Rigorous Inquiry into Secret Service Prostitution Scandal; Former President Clinton Volunteers to Begin Investigation

April 15, 2012: Obama Wants Rigorous Inquiry into Secret Service Prostitution Scandal; Former President Clinton Volunteers to Begin Investigation

 

April 15, 2012: Obama Wants Rigorous Inquiry into Secret Service Prostitution Scandal; Former President Clinton Volunteers to Begin Investigation 

 President Barack Obama said on Sunday that the matter would be fully investigated and that agents assigned to protect him in Colombia were caught with prostitutes, saying he would be angry if the allegations proved true.

“However, I will not be angry if the allegations prove untrue. Additionally, if the allegations prove to be only half-true, then I will only be mildly angry,” noted Pres. Obama. “I have complete confidence that President Clinton will give this situation his undivided attention.”

 

 

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April 14, 2012: Newark Fireman Runs into City Hall To Help Pass Stalled Bill

April 14, 2012: Newark Fireman Runs into City Hall To Help Pass Stalled Bill

April 14, 2012: Newark Fireman Runs into City Hall To Help Pass Stalled Bill

“Then there was chaos all over the Council room, as Simmons entered.”

In what is certain to be an astonishing turn of events, Ralph “Buddy” Simmons, a firefighter of the WEST WARD ENG. 11 / LADDER 11 –located at 345 SOUTH 9TH AVENUE ran into City Hall to help pass a stalled bill.

“I was walking past City Hall on Broad Street, when I heard cries for help coming from the second floor of the building. I ran into the building, without thinking or concern for my own safety,” said Simmons, a 12 year veteran of the Newark Fire Department.

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April 10,2012: Assemblyman Bucco Forgets to Wear Tin Foil Hat

April 10,2012: Assemblyman Bucco Forgets to Wear Tin Foil Hat

April 10,2012: Assemblyman Bucco Forgets to Wear Tin Foil Hat

Assemblyman Anthony Bucco said the author of a controversial book arguing that President Obama is not eligible to be president "raised some interesting points" at a speech he attended Tuesday in Morristown.

 Jerome Corsi of Denville and author of “Where’s the Birth Certificate? The Case that Barack Obama is not Eligible to be President" — gave a presentation Tuesday at the Morristown Masonic Temple.


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April 4th, 2012: Christie Has Private Meeting with God To Compare Notes, Leadership Styles

April 4th, 2012: Christie Has Private Meeting with God To Compare Notes, Leadership Styles

April 4th, 2012: Christie Has Private Meeting with God To Compare Notes, Leadership Styles

In Exodus 3:14, “And God said unto Moses, I AM THAT I AM.”

Early last year, when questioned by reporters on his insulting and confrontational style, Chris Christie said, “But the fact of the matter is, This Is Who I Am!™, and this is who the people elected.”

Similar leadership style?  Same personal points of view?

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Guy Davis at The Crossroads Theater

Guy Davis at The Crossroads Theater

Guy Davis at The Crossroads Theater

One of the real gems of the New Jersey theater scene is the Crossroads Theater located in New Brunswick. The Crossroads Theatre Company is dedicated to creating and producing professional theater that celebrates the culture, history, spirit and voices of the African-American experience.

The company presents honest and positive portrayals of people of color from around the world, as well as providing a nurturing working environment for writers and artistic collaborators through supporting the commissioning, development, presentation and documentation of new scripts.

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The Back Room

The Wire: Christie's Springsteen vulnerability

The Wire has a piece this afternoon contrasting Gov. Chris Christie's birthday tweet to rock and roll icon Bruce Springsteen with Bruce's post-Bridgegate public mockery of the governor.

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Wake-Up Call

Morning Digest: September 23rd

Sources: pen/ben debacle going back to 2011 worsens Newark's woes They already knew the financial situation was bad in Newark - but it turns out it’s worse. In a conversation with the front office this morning in Trenton, Newark lawmakers expressed worry about the state’s relative sparse offering of...

Op-Ed

Legislation needed for publicly financed gubernatorial elections

By JEFF BRINDLE It is critical that the Legislature soon enact a pending bill that would ensure the state’s Gubernatorial Public Financing Program is available in the event of a special election for governor.  Not only is there no current legal... Read More >

Contributors

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Sports and politics do mix: Welcome the next NFL Commissioner, Condi Rice          There are many sports fans who insist on believing that old bromide that sports and politics do... more »
(9-17-14) Viral Video Prompts Questionable NJ Municipal Ordinance -  Socrates said, “While I might disagree with what you say, I will defend to the death your right to say... more »
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Quote of the Day

quote of the day

"Enlisting Fox is another reminder of how much Christie has truly relied on insiders, including Democrats, to bolster his agenda or bail him out of trouble. Not long after arriving in Trenton in 2009, Christie began collaborating with George Norcross, the deeply entrenched Democratic Party kingmaker, to help him cut deals with a Democratic-controlled Legislature.
When his close ally David Samson resigned as chairman of the Port Authority over conflict-of-interest questions earlier this year, Christie replaced Samson with John Degnan, a pillar of the Democratic Party establishment. And now, confronted with a crisis, Christie has turned to “Jamie,’’ as Fox has been known throughout political circles since he began as an aide in the Democratic Senate in the 1980s." - columnist Charles Stile

- The Bergen Record

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