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  • Cory Booker Stunner: 17-Year Olds Too Immature to Be Held Accountable for Actions

    09/19/2018 4:41:54 PM PDT · by Twotone · 30 replies
    American Specator ^ | September 19, 2018 | Jeffrey Lord
    New Jersey Senator Cory Booker has a very interesting view of Brett Kavanaugh’s alleged actions. You might even call this a “Spartacus” moment for the Senator, a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee. As the world knows, Judge Kavanaugh, 17 years old at the time, is being accused of assaulting a 15-year-old Christine Blasey (now Ford) when both were in high school. Blasey did not report the incident to authorities or apparently anyone else at the time. Thus, no charges were filed much less was Kavanaugh prosecuted. Again, if the charges are true — and there is zero evidence that...
  • (NJ) This ex-GOP gov. (Whitman) wants Dems to win Congress, rescue moderates from

    09/17/2018 7:30:26 PM PDT · by Coleus · 53 replies
    The Star Ledger of Newark ^ | 09.16.18 | Tom Moran
    If you want fresh evidence that Donald Trump has turned American politics upside down, here it is: Former Gov. Christie Whitman, a lifelong Republican, is so appalled by him that she wants Democrats to take over the House. "I'm hoping we lose the House, that would be a good thing," she said Friday. "Congress could stand up to him and could be dialing back a lot of this. They have ceded too much to this president." But be careful, she says. Don't kill the moderate Republicans, they are the ones who can help steer the country back to safe ground....
  • New Jersey Gun Turn-in “Buy Back” Event 22 September, 2018

    09/16/2018 7:28:48 AM PDT · by marktwain · 26 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 13 September, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    A firearm turn-in event is scheduled in New Jersey for 22 September 2018. The term “buyback” is an Orwellian propaganda word. The government cannot ‘buyback” something it never owned before. These events have been fading away in most of the United States. In most of the country, private gun buyers attend these events and purchase expensive firearms at a higher price than the event offers.This destroys the propaganda value of the event. It shows that guns are a valuable property that many law-abiding citizens find desirable and useful. In states that have either outlawed private sales or made them...
  • Is new voter law sparking confusion? Murphy: It will work. Lawmaker: It sucks

    09/14/2018 6:38:24 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 5 replies
    NJ.com Advanced Media ^ | September 14, 2018
    Jersey voters, take note. There's a big change in the state's voting laws that you'll need to pay attention to under a measure signed by Gov. Phil Murphy designed to expand voter participation. Critics say the new law is sparking voter confusion. And county clerks say it's forced them to scramble to comb voting rolls to meet its requirements on short notice. The big change is about mail-in ballots. You have always had the option of mailing in your ballot. You could get a ballot if you applied for one by the deadline, then mailed it in or dropped it...
  • It's a fad. It's dangerous, and police just want kids to stop doing it (Swerving)

    09/13/2018 4:51:36 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 32 replies
    NJ.com ^ | September 12, 2018
    You're headed down the road in your car and a kid, on a bike, heads straight for you and pops a wheelie right next to your car, or near a parked car. It's dangerous and it's a fad that just won't die in New Jersey, police say. The stunts are called "swerving" -- or intentionally biking in the path of vehicles while performing tricks. Sometimes, large groups of teens will do this together, just to confound traffic. In response, N.J. towns have taken to local Facebook groups and public forums to air concerns about this dangerous practice, and local police...
  • Judicial Watch Files Senate Ethics Complaint Against Sen. Cory Booker for Purposely Violating...

    09/12/2018 11:21:39 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 60 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | September 12, 2018
    Full Title: Judicial Watch Files Senate Ethics Complaint Against Sen. Cory Booker for Purposely Violating Rules in Releasing Confidential Documents (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced today that it hand-delivered a letter to the chairman and co-chairman of the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Ethics calling for an investigation into Sen Cory Booker (D-NJ) admitted violation Senate rules by releasing confidential records through his social media accounts. Senator Booker faces expulsion from the Senate for his violation of the rules. Sen. Booker admitted to violating Senate rules when he issued a tweet on Friday, September 7 saying: Weds—I broke committee...
  • New Jersey Democrat Uses McCain in Latest Ad

    09/12/2018 10:24:16 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 7 replies
    rollcall ^ | September 12, 2018
    Late GOP senator introduced Tom Malinowski at 2013 confirmation hearing In his quest to defeat a five-term Republican congressman, New Jersey Democrat Tom Malinowski is turning to the late Sen. John McCain. Malinowski’s latest ad, obtained first by Roll Call, opens with the Arizona Republican senator introducing him to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee in 2013, praising his work to end torture when he worked at Human Rights Watch. “I am forever grateful,” McCain says in the footage. The Senate confirmed Malinowski the following year to be assistant secretary of State for democracy, human rights and labor. He’s now challenging...
  • Monmouth [NJ] SWAT leader arrested, charged with luring child

    09/11/2018 3:18:37 PM PDT · by Ken H · 37 replies
    NJ 101.5 ^ | Sept 07, 2018 | n/a
    TOMS RIVER — Howell police Sgt. Richard Conte, the head of Monmouth County's emergency response team, was charged with attempting to lure or entice a minor into a motor vehicle. Conte, 47, was arrested after being accused of making arrangements to meet a teenage girl in what turned out to be a sting operation in Toms River, according to a source familiar with the case but not authorized to speak about it
  • NJ Transit Engineers Called in Sick More Near Weekends, Data Shows

    09/11/2018 8:21:11 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 25 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | September 2, 2018 | Paul Berger
    Lisa Lebowitz was sitting in a delayed NJ Transit train departing Hoboken one recent Monday evening when she overheard an exasperated passenger complain about the frequency of last-minute cancellations. “Don’t worry,” Ms. Lebowitz recalled a crew member telling the passenger. “You should be good tomorrow because we take off Mondays and Fridays.” NJ Transit has been forced to cancel hundreds of trains this summer resulting from shortages of railcars, locomotives and workers. But it has also had to cancel trains because of last-minute calls from train operators saying they are sick or need time off for family or medical reasons,...
  • How about we have a 9/11 Memories Thread

    09/11/2018 6:46:01 AM PDT · by US Navy Vet · 157 replies
    11 Sept 2018 | US Navy Vet
    PLEASE just memories NO "editorializing"!
  • Senator Booker Quotes Violent Racist Who Urged Murder of Jews, White People - Greenfield

    09/10/2018 5:22:49 AM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 42 replies
    FrontPageMag ^ | September 10, 2018 | Daniel Greenfield
    Senator Booker Quotes Violent Racist Who Urged Murder of Jews, White People “The only good Zionist is a dead Zionist we must take a lesson from Hitler” September 10, 2018 Daniel Greenfield Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is an investigative journalist and writer focusing on the radical left and Islamic terrorism. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation hearing was the beginning of the Democrat 2020 primaries, and the winner was the Senate Democrat who yelled the worst possible thing. That was Senator Cory Booker. Unlike some Senate Dems, Booker didn’t just confine his attack to...
  • The Democrats' Sad Circus

    09/08/2018 1:37:22 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 31 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 8, 2018 | Jonah Goldberg
    I love Lindsay Graham. The witty South Carolina senator, who's usually more entertaining than most comedians, has been one of the highlights of the otherwise depressing televised Senate confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh. Graham put it perfectly Thursday morning. He said some people had been coming up to him and asking if this week's ugly display of disruptions, rude moronic outbursts from the gallery and Democrat grandstanding had become a circus. "I'm here to defend circuses," Graham said, pointing out that it was safe for parents to take their kids to the circus but not to...
  • Booker's "Spartacus Moment" Turned Out Embarrassing - May Have Been Staged

    09/08/2018 11:11:10 AM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 38 replies
    TheDCShorts / YouTube ^ | 9/7/2018 | TheDCShorts
    Senator Cory Booker's self-proclaimed "Spartacus moment" was everything but that. The truth will set him free, right? (video montage - click link below)
  • Miss America contestant: Trump 'caused a lot of division'

    09/07/2018 8:18:56 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 60 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sept. 7, 2018 | Wayne Parry
    ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. – A contestant in the Miss America pageant says President Trump "has caused a lot of division" in the nation. Madeline Collins, Miss West Virginia, was asked an onstage question Friday night about what she feels is the most serious issue facing the nation. She replied "Donald Trump is the biggest issue our country faces. Unfortunately he has caused a lot of division in our country."
  • Hillary Clinton to stump for Bob Menendez in the most ethically backwards campaign event of all time

    09/07/2018 12:42:58 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 21 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | September 6, 2018 | by Philip Wegmann
    Eighteen counts of bribery have scared many Democrats away from Sen. Bob Menendez, D-N.J., but they didn’t scare away Hillary Clinton. The failed presidential candidate is coming to New Jersey to campaign for the ethically challenged and politically beleaguered incumbent senator. “I am honored to ask you to join me for a Women for Menendez Evening Reception with special guest Hillary Rodham Clinton in support of my re-election campaign!” Menendez wrote to his supporters in an email. “This exciting event will take place on Monday, October 15th at 6:00 PM in Jersey City, NJ.” The exciting event will also be...
  • Lindsey Graham on Booker's 'Gotcha' Document: You Should Have 'Read the Damn Thing'

    09/07/2018 10:11:31 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 58 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 7, 2018 | Cortney O'Brien
    Democratic senators put on quite a show Thursday at Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation hearing. Desperate for a "gotcha" moment that would disqualify the Trump nominee, the senators asked pointed questions and gave lectures about transparency. But, they embarrassed themselves in the process. Sen. Cory Booker (NJ) got the loudest laugh.Booker's theatrics came at the very beginning of the hearing. He interrupted Chairman Chuck Grassley's opening remarks to announce that he had broken Senate rules and released "committee confidential" documents about Kavanaugh's opinions on racial profiling. He even referred to himself as "Spartacus," as if he was some kind of...
  • Hudson County signals end to controversial ICE contract

    09/07/2018 1:28:41 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 8 replies
    Jersey Journal ^ | September 6, 2018
    JERSEY CITY — Hudson County announced a plan Thursday to exit its controversial contract with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, a stunning move that comes after months of protest by liberal activists and immigrant advocates who said the county should not do business with ICE. The county will ask the nine-member freeholder board to vote for a measure next week that will say the ICE contract cannot go beyond 2020 without additional freeholder consent, but the goal is to end the agreement sooner, the county said in a statement issued Thursday afternoon. The current contract includes no end date. "Just...
  • TRIGGERED Podcast: About That POS Anonymous Trump Official Who Wants To Torpedo

    09/06/2018 5:16:39 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 6, 2018 | Townhall.com Staff
    It’s day two of the Brett Kavanaugh hearings. Democrats are still annoying. The protesters are still unhinged. And everyone on the Left cannot seem to grasp what is reality: Brett Kavanaugh is going to be confirmed. Conservatives will have a 5-4 majority on the Court. You’ve lost. Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) performed a great show, wanting to release confidential documents relating to racial profiling during Kavanaugh’s time in the Bush administration. He said he was willing to be expelled for releasing this document, which by the way, was already cleared for release by the committee and the Bush team....
  • Ann Coulter: Booker and Harris 'competing for Most Hysterical Woman' at Kavanaugh hearing

    09/06/2018 3:14:29 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 27 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 6, 2018 | Joe Concha
    Conservative commentator Ann Coulter on Thursday mocked Democratic Sens. Cory Booker (N.J.) and Kamala Harris (Calif.), accusing them of "competing for Most Hysterical Woman" at confirmation hearings for President Trump's Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. "Cory Booker & Kamala Harris competing for Most Hysterical Woman at the Kavanaugh hearings" Coulter wrote in a tweet that was retweeted more than 11,000 times and liked more than 33,000 times as of Thursday afternoon. Harris and Booker, both considered 2020 Democratic presidential contenders in what will likely be a crowded field, said during Judicial Committee hearings that Kavanaugh would serve as a rubber...
  • Cory Booker's Grandstanding Stunt Backfires Bigtime

    09/06/2018 2:09:55 PM PDT · by Jess Kitting · 43 replies
    BPR Business and Politics ^ | Sep. 6, 2018 | Vivek Saxena
    An attempt by loudmouth liberal Sen. Cory Booker to hijack Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation hearing Thursday blew up in his face big time. It all started when the obnoxious New Jersey Democrat threatened to commit an act of “civil disobedience” by releasing a confidential Kavanaugh email. “I am going to release the e-mail about racial profiling and I understand that the penalty comes with potential ousting from the Senate,” the arrogant senator, who had the gall to liken himself to Spartacus, bloviated during the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing Thursday. While working for the administration of then-President George W....