Wednesday, February 15, 2012

New Jersey Governor says he will veto the bill allowing gays to marry because....well, I'm not really sure of his reasons. I'm not sure he can articulate any.
He wants to put it on the ballot. Because we all know the Emancipation Proclamation, women's right to vote and all the other civil rights issues would have come to be had they been put on the ballot, right?
Wikipedia defines bigot as; A bigot is a person obstinately or intolerantly devoted to his or her own opinions and prejudices, especially one exhibiting intolerance, and animosity toward those of differing beliefs. The predominant usage in modern English refers to persons hostile to those of differing sex, race, ethnicity, religious belief or spirituality, nationality, language, sexual orientation, and age; and to those from a different region, with non-normative gender identity, those who are homeless, and those with various medical disorders, particularly behavioural and addictive disorders. Forms of bigotry may have a related ideology or world views. Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. described bigots with the following quote: "The mind of a bigot is like the pupil of the eye; the more light you pour upon it, the more it will contract."[1]
Hmmmmm, if the label fits....apply to New Jersey Governor.

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Monmouth County Schools

There they go....Most of the towns in Monmouth County have moved their School elections to the November election. This saves each town thousands of dollars. The few towns left will have until February 17th to make their decision. Some are just waiting for the next board meeting to vote on it so it will probably be a done deal for the whole county.
The one thing I'm concerned about is the fact that this move is not well publicized. Even if the people don't realize that April has passed without a school board election, and this does happen to people not involved with the schools, November my still have problems. It's a presidential election year so the polls are going to be busy. And now people are walking into the voting booth and being faced with all these extra candidates and questions on the screen.
Please tell me they have a plan to get the news out about the importance of reading your sample ballot BEFORE entering the polling booth. Make your decisions at home and go in an informed voter who isn't going to tie up the process.
Or better yet get a mail in ballot and do it at home. There you can take your time and not hold up the line.