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  • Boston Marathon bombing suspect's sister arrested 'for threatening to BLOW UP her boyfriend's ex

    08/27/2014 8:10:40 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 16 replies
    Mail online ^ | 27 August 2014 | Snejana Farberov for Mail online
    Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's sister has been arrested for allegedly threatening to bomb a New York City woman. Police say Ailina Tsarnaeva, 24, made the threat via telephone Monday and turned herself in earlier today. She is charged with aggravated harassment targeting a woman from Harlem. Police say the North Bergen, New Jersey, resident is due in court September 30.
  • Hackensack and Paterson assaults are not part of 'knockout game,' police say ("Urban legend")

    08/24/2014 4:02:27 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    The Record and Paterson Press ^ | August 21, 2014 | Abbott Koloff
    After a man in his 60s was beaten by a group of teenagers in Pat­erson on Wednesday night, a city councilman said it looked like an example of a supposedly trending national game called “knockout.” Fears that the game, blamed for at least one death in New Jersey, had taken root locally were fanned earlier in the week when a lone assailant randomly punched three people in separate incidents in Hackensack. On Thursday, authorities said neither case appeared to fit the criteria to be called the knockout game, which they said typically involves a group of people approaching a victim...
  • Black Flag in New Jersey: A Jihadist Identifier Camouflaged

    08/19/2014 9:28:28 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 08/19/2014 | by Dawn Perlmutter
    On Tuesday August 12, Marc Leibowitz alerted Homeland Security that a black flag of the Islamic State of Iraq and Al-Sham (ISIS) was hanging on a house in Garwood, New Jersey. As a former Israeli paratrooper he understood the importance of reporting suspicious activity. The black flag that was hanging in New Jersey is an indisputable identifier of jihadist terrorist groups including al-Qaeda. It is one of several variations of the ‘Black Flags of Jihad’. It is a variant design of the Black Standard Al-Raya flag a.k.a. The Black Banner, Banner of the Eagle and The Banner. The white writing...
  • Rick Perry And The Democrats’ Pattern Of “Lawfare” Against Rising Republicans

    08/17/2014 2:10:27 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 22 replies
    Powerline ^ | April 16, 2013 | PAUL MIRENGOFF
    John and Scott have commented on the indictment of Gov. Rick Perry. As they note, it fits a pattern of politically motivated indictments of prominent Texas Republicans. The Perry indictment also fits a pattern of harassment via the legal process of prominent Republican governors: Sarah Palin, Scott Walker, Chris Christie, and now Perry. What do these four have in common? Why, they all are (or were) potentially viable candidates for the national office. Invocation of the legal process against Christie may well be warranted. (So too with Bob McDonnell, whom I didn’t include in my list because, although once vaguely...
  • Video: Hillary: When I’m ‘President Again’

    11/08/2007 8:29:18 AM PST · by rwa265 · 65 replies · 247+ views
    CNN "Situation Room" ^ | 11/7/7 | ianschwartz
    Slip of the tongue? Yesterday on CNN’s “The Situation Room” Hillary Clinton spoke about what she would do about licensing illegal immigrants when she is president again. Watch:
  • The Most Interesting Candidate in the World

    08/16/2014 10:41:56 AM PDT · by Baynative · 5 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 8/15/14 | Matthew Continetti
    Jeff Bell was a reform conservative before it was cool. He’s spent his career arguing with a risk-averse Republican establishment. He pushed Ronald Reagan to embrace the supply-side doctrine of tax cuts before deficit reduction. He spent the 1990s warning the GOP that its tax policy favored investment capital over human capital, corporate interests over working families. He designed a family-friendly flat tax that reduced payroll taxes, increased the child tax credit, taxed capital gains and regular income at the same rate, and ended business expensing. Payroll tax relief and a generous child tax credit are elements of today’s reform...
  • Marine Vet Denied Entry to Six Flags Over This 'Offensive' Shirt...

    08/15/2014 11:36:56 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 30 replies
    fox news ^ | august 15, 2014
    A Marine veteran says he was denied entry into a Six Flags theme park in New Jersey after being told that the shirt he was wearing would offend people. Mario Alejandro, 33, had been given the shirt (shown above) for Father's Day and he was attempting to take his family to Six Flags Great Adventure last weekend for a child's birthday party. Proceeds from the Fourth of July-themed shirt go to the Marine Reconnaissance Foundation, a nonprofit organization that supports recon Marines and their families. Alejandro served four years in the Marines, including at the start of the Iraq war. He is classified...
  • A Lost Bet on a Casino: Taxpayers of New Jersey are quasi-partners in a venture that goes bust.

    08/14/2014 7:59:50 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    National Review ^ | 08/14/2014 | Kevin D. Williamson
    Politicians often are very shrewd investors — with their own money. If Al Gore wanted to move his money around in cash, he’d need a fleet of forklifts. But they’re rotten investors with your money. President Barack Obama had his Solyndra, and New Jersey governor Chris Christie has his casino, Revel, the multibillion-dollar Atlantic City boondoggle that, having declared bankruptcy — twice — just announced that it will be closing its doors and putting its 3,100 employees out of work. Thanks to Governor Christie and the New Jersey Economic Development Authority, the taxpayers of New Jersey are quasi-partners in this...
  • Christie vetoes bill aiming to ban fracking waste in N.J.

    08/08/2014 9:39:04 PM PDT · by MikeNJ · 3 replies
    The Star-Ledger ^ | August 08, 2014 | Brent Johnson
    TRENTON — For the second time in two years, Gov. Chris Christie has vetoed a bill that would have banned the dumping of fracking waste in New Jersey. Environmentalists and lawmakers from both parties had championed the measure, which would have prohibited companies from treating, discharging, disposing, and storing waste from hydraulic fracturing — the controversial practice of pumping water, sand, and chemicals deep underground to harvest natural gas. Though an increase in fracking in recent years has caused U.S. energy production to spike, critics worry that the practice could pollute drinking water supplies. And while fracking doesn't happen in...
  • Poll: Christie trails Clinton in New Jersey

    08/06/2014 7:02:15 AM PDT · by C19fan · 29 replies
    AP ^ | August 6, 2014 | Staff
    Gov. Chris Christie trails former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton among New Jersey voters surveyed in a poll about the 2016 presidential race. The Quinnipiac University poll released Wednesday shows Clinton leading the Republican governor 50 to 42 percent. Both are considering 2016 runs but haven't committed.
  • Not News in NJ: Cop Claims Police Don't Have to Follow Constitution Because Obama Doesn't

    08/06/2014 8:06:24 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 15 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | August 6, 2014 | P.J. Gladnick
    “Obama has decimated the freakin’ Constitution, so I don’t give a damn. If he doesn’t follow the Constitution, we don’t have to.” So who made this claim? Some crazy guy drunk on beer? Nope. More like an on-duty New Jersey cop drunk on power. As you can see in this video (and after the jump) he was not at all reticent about making this claim. Pretty shocking stuff and the video is now going viral on the Web. However, don't check for it at NJ.Com which covers New Jersey news in such detail that you can do a county by...
  • Reality forces an end to liberal foolishness: Giving away laptops in Hoboken doesn’t work

    08/05/2014 9:49:12 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 17 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 8/5/14 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    It took five years of pouring our money down a drain to finally prove to New Jersey liberals that it is not a smart idea to give laptops to seventh, eighth and ninth grade students to take home and use as they wish. It is amazing but true that people who work with children of middle school age don’t understand that kids will be… well kids, and they will generally not respect what is given to them by government. Five years ago the school system in Hoboken New Jersey gave out government (read taxpayer paid for) laptops to children who...
  • Follow de Blasio’s Money

    08/03/2014 4:09:33 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 4 replies
    nypost.com ^ | August 3, 2014
    <p>Like most progressives, Bill de Blasio is a champion of public financing for political campaigns. And with good reason.</p> <p>For all his railing against the evil of big money in politics, he’s been quick to take advantage of big fat donations to fuel his agenda — provided they come in a way that doesn’t require him to leave his fingerprints on them.</p>
  • Explosion In Vat Of Egnog Flavoring Rocks Town IN NJ

    08/03/2014 7:03:03 AM PDT · by njslim · 22 replies
    WABC Channel 7 New York ^ | 8/3/14 | Josh Einiger
    An investigation is underway after a vat of eggnog flavoring exploded Saturday night in Totowa, New Jersey, injuring two workers. The sudden blast ripped through three stories of Pharmachem Laboratories on 15 Adams Drive. "I felt my house actually shake from the explosion, and that's about a mile away," said Totowa Fire Marshal Allen Del Vecchio
  • Parents Fail in NJ ban on Gay Conversion Therapy

    08/02/2014 9:50:30 AM PDT · by aimhigh · 13 replies
    News Room Jersey ^ | 08/02/2014 | Mary Marshall
    A state federal judge has struck down a lawsuit challenging New Jersey’s ban on “sexual orientation change efforts” or SOCE, as they are referred to in court. This is the second time in nine months a judge has dismissed a lawsuit against a practice called conversion therapy. Gov. Chris Christie signed the law that banned the practice in NJ last year, according to the Associated Press.
  • Why Hoboken is Throwing Away All of its Student Laptops

    07/29/2014 5:14:55 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 71 replies
    WNYC News -- The Hechinger Report ^ | 7-29-14 | Jill Barshay
    Inside Hoboken’s combined junior-senior high school is a storage closet. Behind the locked door, some mothballed laptop computers are strewn among brown cardboard boxes. Others are stacked one atop another. Dozens more are stored on mobile computer carts, many of them on their last legs. That’s all that remains from a failed experiment to assign every student a laptop at Hoboken Junior Senior High School. It began five years ago with an unexpected windfall of stimulus money from Washington, D.C., and good intentions to help the district’s students, the majority of whom are under or near the poverty line, keep...
  • The Ordeal of Shaneen Allen [Faces 10 years in jail in NJ for carrying legal concealed gun]

    07/24/2014 2:29:13 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    National Review ^ | 07/24/2014 | The Editors
    In October of 2013, a Pennsylvania resident named Shaneen Allen drove into New Jersey’s Atlantic County and was pulled over by police for an “unsafe lane change.” When the detaining officer arrived at her car window, Allen informed him that she was carrying a concealed firearm, and presented her Pennsylvania carry license as proof of eligibility. Unbeknownst to her at the time, however, was that New Jersey is among the 20 states that do not recognize Pennsylvania’s permit. In consequence, she was arrested. If convicted of the charges that the state has elected to bring, she will be locked in...
  • Christie refuses to campaign for NY GOP’s gubernatorial candidate

    07/24/2014 6:17:21 AM PDT · by topher · 16 replies
    LifeSiteNews.com ^ | Wed Jul 23, 2014 - 5:08 pm EST | Dustin Siggins
    The chairman of the Republican Governors Association (RGA) is refusing to campaign for the GOP's nominee for New York governor. New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, who is heading the GOP's gubernatorial efforts across the nation, was campaigning in Connecticut when reporters asked him whether he would campaign on behalf of Rob Astorino in his race against sitting New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo. According to Christie, the answer is a nearly-unqualified no.
  • 'Honest mistake' leads to Philly mother facing three years on gun charge

    07/18/2014 4:31:38 PM PDT · by RC one · 42 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 16, 2014 | Joshua Rhett Miller
    A Philadelphia mother of two is facing three years in prison after she mistakenly entered New Jersey, where she was stopped for a traffic violation and found in possession of a handgun loaded with hollow-point bullets. Shaneen Allen, 27, was pulled over in New Jersey’s Atlantic County after making an unsafe lane change in the early morning hours of Oct. 1. Allen then told the officer that she had the .380 Bersa Thunder handgun, as well as a concealed carry permit for Pennsylvania, unaware that her permit was not transferable to The Garden State. “The gun charge was not proper...
  • Jersey City Cop In Trouble For Allegedly Posting False Claims About Gang Retaliation

    07/17/2014 7:17:28 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 3 replies
    CBS ^ | July 16, 2014 | CBS
    JERSEY CITY, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) — A Jersey City police officer will be disciplined, after allegedly posting information online about possible gang retaliation after police shot and killed a man who murdered a fellow officer. As WCBS 880’s Marla Diamond reported, Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop and Public Safety Director James Shea said rumors of more violence crop up frequently when a police officer is shot. “We have had, in the past, allegations of potential retaliation against police officers but that is a fairly common occurrence and we haven’t been able to attach any credence to it,” Shea said. In this...
  • Meet the honest 27 year old single mom from PA who faces 3 years in a New Jersey prison

    07/16/2014 10:24:31 AM PDT · by marktwain · 102 replies
    wyblog ^ | 12 July, 2014 | Chris Wysoki
    Meet the honest 27 year old single mom from PA who faces 3 years in a New Jersey prison Shaneen Allen is no dangerous criminal. She's a single mom working 2 jobs who's already been robbed twice while traveling alone at night in Philadelphia. Her family suggested that she carry a gun for protection. She took a gun safety course, applied for and was granted a concealed carry permit, and bought a gun. Then she made the mistake of driving into New Jersey. Now she's going to prison. Allen said that she didn't know her permit didn't apply to New...
  • Christie jabs Obama: ObamaCare a 'failure'

    07/13/2014 6:26:31 PM PDT · by Innovative · 28 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 12, 2014 | Martin Matishak
    In what could be the latest move toward a 2016 presidential bid, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) offered a wide-ranging critique of President Obama’s domestic and foreign policies. Speaking to reporters at the National Governors Association on Saturday, Christie labeled Obamacare, the administration’s signature legislation, a “failure on a whole number of levels” and said it should be repealed. “But has to be repeal and replace with what. It can’t just be about repeal,” Christie told the audience. “What I’ve said before is, what Republicans need to be doing is putting forth alternatives for what should be a better...
  • Christie blames Obama in part for Mideast unrest

    07/12/2014 9:24:52 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 12, 2014 10:42 PM EDT | Steve Peoples
    Partly blaming unrest in the Middle East on President Barack Obama, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said Saturday that Obama has not spoken firmly and forcefully on Israel’s behalf and that the country no longer trusts it has the full support of the United States because of him. The Republican governor’s remarks came as Israel targeted civilian institutions with suspected ties to the militant organization Hamas and declared it would step up its bombardment of northern Gaza. Israel says it is acting in self-defense against Hamas rockets. …
  • Jersey City police chief: Fulop devised 'illegal' operation to snarl traffic at Holland Tunnel

    07/12/2014 3:06:10 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 17 replies
    Jersey Journal Nj.com ^ | July 11, 2014
    Jersey City Police Chief Robert Cowan is alleging that Mayor Steve Fulop planned to snarl traffic outside of the Holland Tunnel the same month he announced plans to sue the Port Authority for $400 million.
  • Chris Christie’s Faking It on Gun Rights

    07/10/2014 11:15:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | July 10, 2014 | Olivia Nuzzi
    Twenty years before he killed a cap on magazine rounds, the Republican entered politics explicitly to fight for an assault-weapons ban and bullet limit. A gun control bill landed on New Jersey Governor Chris Christie’s desk on July 2, the same day that two parents of children killed in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, took to the Trenton State House to try to convince him to sign it. When Christie vetoed the bill instead—not even blinking at the pleas from the victims’ families—he sent a message to conservatives and gun-rights groups that he is still a...
  • Joe Scarborough slams Chris Christie on guns

    07/08/2014 5:53:18 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    The Politico ^ | July 8, 2014 | Jonathan Topaz
    Joe Scarborough on Tuesday slammed New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s refusal to meet with the parents of the Sandy Hook shooting, calling his defense one of the “stupidest arguments” he’s ever heard. The Republican governor declined to meet with the families of children who were killed in the December 2012 shooting at Connecticut’s Sandy Hook Elementary School, who wanted to discuss gun control legislation. Christie last week vetoed a state bill that would have banned ammunition magazines that held more than ten rounds. The governor said that it would have been “really hypocritical” to meet with the families who wanted...
  • Errant spot of ink causes ‘serious misunderstanding’ of Declaration of Independence, scholar says

    07/05/2014 1:15:22 PM PDT · by rickmichaels · 40 replies
    National Post ^ | July 3, 2014 | Jennifer Schuessler, The New York Times
    Every Fourth of July, some Americans sit down to read the Declaration of Independence, reacquainting themselves with the nation’s founding charter exactly as it was signed by the Second Continental Congress in 1776. Or almost exactly? A scholar is now saying that the official transcript of the document produced by the National Archives contains a significant error – smack in the middle of the sentence beginning “We hold these truths to be self-evident,” no less. The error, according to Danielle Allen, a professor at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, New Jersey, concerns a period that appears right after...
  • Showboat Atlantic City Hotel and Casino to close, official says (2,100 unemployed)

    07/01/2014 3:30:19 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    The Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | June 26, 2014 | Alex Wigglesworth
    The Showboat Atlantic City Hotel and Casino is closing after more than 27 years of operation, according to an official with the city’s largest casino workers union. Unite HERE Local 54 president Bob McDevitt said Showboat’s 2,100 employees will receive WARN Act notices Friday. The federal law requires covered companies to give workers at least 60 days notice if plans are in place to shut down a job site or execute mass layoffs. “We were notified earlier today from Caesars that they’re issuing WARN Act notices to Showboat employees tomorrow and we immediately began notifying our members,” McDevitt said Thursday...
  • Police arrest McDonald's worker behind brutal beating of mother caught on video

    07/01/2014 10:14:45 AM PDT · by Albion Wilde · 73 replies
    UK DailyMail ^ | July 1, 2014 | staff reporter
    The woman who police say viciously attacked a New Jersey mother in front of her two-year-old son has turned herself into authorities. Latia Harris, 25, surrendered to police on Monday night in relation to last week's brutal that was captured on video.
  • Christie presidential rumblings have NJ politicos thinking about life after governor

    06/29/2014 7:04:00 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    The Times of Trenton ^ | June 29, 2014 | Matt Arco
    TRENTON — Democratic state Senate President Stephen Sweeney has been traveling all over the state, pitching his "Sandy Bill of Rights" bill — a tour many see as laying the groundwork for a run for governor. Republican lawmakers who never dared challenge Gov. Chris Christie this month openly opposed a series of tax and fee hikes in his budget, including a tax on e-cigarettes first proposed by the governor. Nobody knows if the Republican governor will prepare a White House run in the next year. But already, lawmakers from both parties have been staking claims and thinking of a post-Christie...
  • Poll: Would you have intervened in Salem assault?

    06/28/2014 1:55:53 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 59 replies
    NJ.COM ^ | 06/28/2014 | Jessica Beym
    A Salem City woman is being sought by police for her alleged role in a brutal attack on a 27-year-old woman Tuesday. Latia Harris, 25, is accused of assaulting Catherine Ferreira and threatening to kick the woman's 2-year-old son while a crowd of onlookers stood and watched, some of them recording the beating with their cell phones rather than intervening.
  • Salem police chief to assault suspect Latia Harris: 'Turn yourself in'

    06/28/2014 9:02:49 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 15 replies
    South Jersey Times ^ | June 27, 2014 | Bill Gallo Jr.
    Salem City Police Chief John Pelura III has a simple message for video beating suspect Latia Harris: "Turn yourself in. You've been charged and you are going to have to face the consequences." Harris, 25, of Salem remained on the lam Friday, Pelura said.
  • McDonald's Worker Beats Mother, Threatens Tot

    06/26/2014 12:25:53 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 53 replies
    Authorities in South Jersey are searching for a McDonald's employee caught on video violently beating a young mother in front of her toddler. A 54-second long video, recorded by an on-looker and posted to the internet, shows a woman, wearing a red McDonald's uniform, briefly exchanging words with the victim in a grassy area in Salem City, New Jersey. Moments later, she throws the young mother to the ground, sits on top of her and unleashes a series of punches to the victim's face and chest. Motorcyclist Parks Legally, Still Issued 15 Tickets in 3 Months "Mommy!" the victim's young...
  • SEE IT: New Jersey woman savagely beaten in front of 2-year-old child as crowd watches

    06/27/2014 12:42:06 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 9 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | June 26, 2014 | Joel Landau
    A brutal video was captured of an assault Tuesday night in Salem. Police said Latia Harris, 25, allegedly attacked a woman for spreading rumors about her. A crowd of bystanders watched, but the only one who tried to stop the attack was the victim's 2-year-old son. Someone is getting savagely beaten in front of her small child? Quick, grab your phone! The dozen people who witnessed an attack a New Jersey police chief labeled "physically sickening to watch" did not try to stop Tuesday's assault in Salem or use their phones to call police. Instead, they stood by and make...
  • Thinking they lost, 2 men threw out $1M Powerball ticket; now they're suing New Jersey Lottery

    06/26/2014 4:42:33 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 30 replies
    FOX News ^ | June 26, 2014
    MAHWAH, N.J. – Two New York men are suing the New Jersey Lottery after they threw out a Powerball ticket worth $1 million. Salvatore Cambria and Erick Onyango, of Suffern, New York, argue in their federal lawsuit that the lottery didn't quickly update its website with the winning numbers from the March 23 drawing. Cambria tells The Record (http://bit.ly/1lgeKlD ) newspaper he asked Onyango to check the website soon after the 11 p.m. drawing. Cambria tossed the ticket when the numbers didn't match. The men now think the site was showing the previous drawing's numbers.
  • Shocking Video: Mom beaten as toddler tries to intervene

    06/25/2014 8:55:10 PM PDT · by BBell · 80 replies
    Shocking Video: Mom beaten as toddler tries to intervene
  • Video, woman violently beaten as toddler tries to intervene

    06/26/2014 6:50:05 AM PDT · by armydawg505 · 34 replies
    SALEM, N.J. (CBS) — A fast-food worker viciously attacked a young mother in front of the victim’s young son and the entire attack was caught on tape. The attack happened Tuesday afternoon in the city of Salem, New Jersey and video of the assault was later posted on Facebook. The Salem Police Chief posted on his Facebook page that the suspect has been identified and charges are being filed against the suspect. MUST READ: Hoarders Stabbed Inside Trash-Filled Home In the video, a woman wearing what appears to be a McDonald’s uniform is shown attacking another woman.
  • New Jersey Pals Divided on Whether to Encourage Great White Shark to Eat Their Boat

    06/23/2014 5:16:09 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | June 23, 2014 | Caroline Bankoff
    A group of friends were fishing off Cape May, New Jersey, this weekend when a Great White Shark started circling their 35-foot boat, eventually lunging forward to rip a basket of fish right off the side. Rather than lose their minds with horror at the sight of a chomping, many-toothed sea creature — which, at 16 feet long, was nearly half the size of their ride — some of the humans leaned over the water for a better look. "Come back," sighed Steven Clark, the foolhardy dude who shot the video below. "Steven, don't, don't, don't — what are you...
  • Congressman Yucks It Up On House Floor Amid Naming Of Post Office For Fallen Soldier

    06/21/2014 11:25:21 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 115 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | june 18, 2014 | betsy rothstein
    On Tuesday, The Daily Caller‘s Mirror blog reported that Alaskan Republican Rep. Don Young was clowning around on the House floor during the naming of a post office. He stuck his fingers in his ears and made funny faces, much like Fred Flintstone and Barney Rubble on The Flintstones. Post office namings, as you might imagine, are not terribly exciting legislative moments in Washington. But this one actually meant something. Rep. Scott Garrett (R-N.J.) sponsored the bill to honor a fallen solder.
  • Anyone else see the fireball meteor over NJ tonight?

    06/21/2014 7:55:36 PM PDT · by heartwood · 38 replies
    6/21/2014 | self
    About 10 pm, WNW in the sky from central Jersey, moving right to left, split trail, dimming and brightening, biggest one I've ever seen. Probably visible in Eastern PA also.
  • [Elizabeth Warren] Claim To Be First Nursing Mother To Take NJ Bar Exam

    06/21/2014 7:13:27 PM PDT · by expat1000 · 74 replies
    elizabethwarrenwiki.org ^ | June 21, 2014 | none H/T Legal Insurrection
    While giving a speech at the Chicago Humanities Festival in 2011, Elizabeth Warren asserted that she was the first nursing mother to take the New Jersey Bar Exam, as reported at The Boston Herald (link now dead, reprinted at Legal Insurrection[1]) (emphasis added): Warren, who had no public events yesterday, again refused an interview request from the Herald, responding to questions instead through a spokeswoman by email. Meanwhile, campaign officials scrambled to address another claim Warren’s made about her life’s story. “I was the first nursing mother to take a bar exam in the state of New Jersey,” Warren told...
  • 3 GOP presidential hopefuls talk of unifying party

    06/14/2014 2:20:26 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 62 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 14, 2014 3:21 PM EDT | David Pitt
    Presidential hopefuls Sen. Rand Paul, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal and former Sen. Rick Santorum are in Iowa to deliver their prescriptions for how to unite the Republican Party. […] It is Paul’s third trip to Iowa since the 2012 election. The Kentucky senator says the GOP should maintain its core message but make the party more attractive to black and Hispanic voters. …
  • Op-Ed: Shimon Peres: Farewell to the Man and his Dream

    06/10/2014 3:39:21 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 1 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 9/6/14 | Jack Engelhard
    ..... Here is what I had to say the next morning in the following dispatch for Arutz Sheva…note the date and note that it still hurts: A Dreamer Dreams in Cherry Hill First posting: March 29, 2004 Israel's grand diplomat, Shimon Peres, came to New Jersey this past Sunday night, to a synagogue in Cherry Hill, and found an audience of some 1,500 that agreed with him from A to Z, or if you please, from Aleph to Tav. He is a charmer and he charmed. He is a dreamer and he dreamed. None of this is so simple, of...
  • Teacher Tapes Students' Mouths Shut During "Quiet Game" The teacher has been fired

    06/06/2014 5:43:34 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    NBC New York ^ | Friday, Jun 6, 2014 | Sheldon Dutes
    A substitute teacher in New Jersey won't be allowed to fill in again at an elementary school after she allegedly taped shut the mouths of several students last week, officials say. Sheldon Dutes reports A substitute teacher in New Jersey won't be allowed to fill in again at an elementary school after she allegedly taped shut the mouths of several students last week, officials say. The teacher was working at the Winfield Scott Elementary School in Elizabeth and placed decorative tape over the mouths of five students during a "quiet game" after lunch, according to parents and officials. One of...
  • Mark Levin: Thank you, Steve Lonegan

    06/04/2014 11:50:57 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 46 replies
    Notes by Mark Levin ^ | June 4, 2014 | Mark Levin
    Steve Lonegan is a wonderful family man and patriot. He would have been a superb member of the House. But the DC RINOs, led by John Boehner, were opposed to him. You see, he would have been an independent conservative and they cannot stand that in the Capitol Building. So, the RINOs put up a candidate against Lonegan who they can control, and will control, and who loaned his campaign millions to use in an endless series of attack ads. This is the new modus operandi of the RINOs in all the races across the country. During the course of...
  • Can Sarah Palin Play In New Jersey?

    05/28/2014 7:01:00 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    Yahoo! News / The Daily Beast ^ | May 28, 2014 | Olivia Nuzzi
    Former reality television star Sarah Palin made her 17th endorsement of the primary season on Tuesday, when the former Alaska governor threw her support and credibility behind Steve Lonegan, a staunchly anti-immigration Tea Partier, who is running in the June 3 primary for the Republican nomination in New Jersey’s competitive 3rd Congressional District. “Steve is the type of conservative leader we need. He believes in the free market principles this country was founded on because he has seen first hand how they can lead to success,” Palin said in a Facebook post. It is unclear how much a Palin endorsement...
  • Help with electing a conservative senator in New Jersey!

    05/27/2014 6:28:04 PM PDT · by GOP Congress · 11 replies
    GOP Congress
    One week to the June 3rd GOP primary for senator in New Jersey! This week is CRUCIAL for Rich Pezzullo, as he is running in perhaps the most underwatched yet IMPORTANT primary in the country. He is polling either #1 or #2, depending on the poll or the flavor of the day. Nonetheless, he is the most consistently conservative candidate in the race who will caucus with the Ted Cruz / Mike Lee wing of the Republican Party if he wins the primary, then beats Cory Booker. I'll be blunt: This race is not just important for the senate seat,...
  • Palin backs Lonegan for Congress (NJ)

    05/27/2014 3:48:01 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 25 replies
    nj.com ^ | 5/27/14 | Matt Friedman
    <p>Sarah Palin, the 2008 Republican vice presidential nominee, wants Steve Lonegan in Congress.</p> <p>Palin, the former governor of Alaska, today took to Facebook to endorse Lonegan for the 3rd District Republican nomination. She also campaigned for Lonegan when he unsuccessfully ran for U.S. Senate in a special election last year.</p>
  • NJ “gun control” law would ban small bore hunting rifles

    05/25/2014 1:23:20 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    Hot Air ^ | May 25, 2014 | Jazz Shaw
    Now that it has passed the New Jersey Assembly, a new law intended to restrict the rights of gun owners heads to the desk of Governor Chris Christie. It’s being billed as legislation to “restrict magazine size” in the Garden State. The New Jersey state Assembly on Thursday sent Governor Chris Christie a gun control bill that would limit the capacity of gun ammunition magazines, but it was unclear whether the Republican governor would sign the measure into law… The bill, approved in the Assembly by a 44-34 vote, would cut the maximum capacity of gun magazines to 10 from...
  • Brady Center lawsuit to use “smart” gun mandate to trigger handgun ban in New Jersey

    05/24/2014 8:58:06 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    Early this month I wrote about New Jersey’s “smart” gun mandate. The statute bans the sale of all ordinary handguns in New Jersey within 30 months of the date when “at least one manufacturer has delivered at least one production model of a personalized handgun to a registered or licensed wholesale or retail dealer in New Jersey or any other state.” N.J. Stats. sect. 2C:58–2.2 et seq. A so-called “smart” gun is one with some kind of technology such that only the owner is supposed to be able to fire it. As detailed in my previous post, American police and...