Monday, April 22, 2013

Not Voting for Governor Christie Reason # 2 Mismanagement of Sandy Relief

Governor Christie's defense of his wife's mismanagement of the Hurricane Sandy Relief fund is confusing and hostile. She's done NOTHING with the funds for five months but in our Governor's eyes, that's just fine. 

When questioned about the lack of action of his wife’s mismanagement of donations meant to help homeowners devastated by Sandy, Christie responds with excuses and anger. When John Boehner was late to approve the funds for Sandy recovery Christie was quick to put the blame on the speaker’s shoulders, yet his wife gets special dispensation for not releasing funds donated to Sandy relief. Congress’ lack of action was “disgraceful”, but his wife’s lack of action is “methodical.” 

Only after an Asbury Park Press investigation was there any action in releasing funds. A full five months after the storm hit. Storm ravaged homeowners still get nothing while the money goes to non-profit groups to support Sandy relief.  For a woman who spent her career in the financial sector, you’d think Mrs. Christie would be more adept at managing money. 

Now Mrs. Christie gives a $600,000 grant to an out-of-state organization, Operation Hope Inc. a California based firm, to open financial counseling centers in New Jersey for Sandy victims. Really? They're not giving the funds to the people who lost everything they own, families who are STILL living in hotels and have no end in sight for this nightmare. Yet when questioned, Christie defends this gross mismanagement. Is our Gov playing favorites here? He bashed Boehner but defends another who withholds Sandy relief, namely, his own wife. 

And if Mrs. Christie really thought this was a good idea was there no New Jersey based company that could do this job? Did she have to send the Sandy Relief funds out to California. Why put the money into the California economy instead of New Jersey's? 

Wouldn't this money be better used to rebuild and raise the homes destroyed by Sandy?  How about supplying appliances, furnaces, water heaters and roofs for those who lost everything? How many appliances would $600,000 buy? New Jerseyans don’t need counseling, they need their homes back. 

These kind of dog and pony shows are just another example of how out of touch the Christies are with real life in New Jersey. Another reason I won't vote this guy back into office. We need help, not mismanagement, high unemployment, and we certainly don't need funds raised to help New Jersey homeowners sent to California. 

Friday, April 19, 2013

Why I'm NOT Voting for Governor Christie

Reason # 1;

I'm not voting for Governor Christie because numbers don't lie. He can bluster and blather all he wants but the unemployment numbers are there in black and white.

These number have risen steadily since he took office. Embarrassingly enough, this puts New Jersey at 7th worst in the entire nation. Yes, New Jersey, the state that made their mark in the industrial revolution and prospered ever headed for last place. Who knows, if we give him 4 more years, we just might make it. We've been watching this decent into middle class poverty since he got the job, why would anything change? And if he gets "Right to Work" laws in place in New Jersey, it will only get worse. Every state that implemented "Right to Work" has seen a steady DECLINE in worker wages. With unemployment already at an all time high, "Right to Work" laws will send us skidding into the gutter.

In fact, his get tough, cut all state aid policies have increased unemployment. Tax cuts are still in place for the rich and his buddies are lining their pockets, but police, firefighters, and teachers are still on the unemployment line. Christie forgets he's dealing with more than numbers on a ledger. All budget cuts affect real working class people. People Christie doesn't really know anything about.

Most people think his tough talk is cool. He's a Jersey tough guy and will defend the state.


He's defending big business and letting the middle class slide into poverty. Four more years? No friggin' way!

Stay tuned for reason # 2 tomorrow.....

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

To the Boston Idiot

You’re Not Jesse James
 No one’s going to remember you. They won’t think you were cool or something special. History might to say you were mentally ill or just something to be pitied and punished. You bombed the Boston Marathon but you’re not what we’ll remember. You’re already yesterday’s news.
We’ll remember the survivors for their fortitude and courage. We’ll remember the heroes who responded with compassion and guts to run into the chaos and save lives.
           You bombed the Boston Marathon and now the world thinks you’re a jerk. Something found smushed and smelly on the bottom of a shoe. They won’t remember you as an outlaw or an amazing human that you could do such a thing. They’ll think you’re just a bad person, someone no one wants to know or deal with in life. They’ll want you flushed down a toilet because that’s what your actions showed you are, just a living turd.
           What we will remember is those who ran toward the blast to help. We’ll remember the police, the FBI, and paramedics and doctors who ran to the rescue. These people became heroes that day and will forever go down in history as loving, good human beings who went the extra mile to save lives. They showed courage beyond imagination. From the brave people in the media who stayed to help and share the story, to Google who was one of the first to set up a link to find loved ones, to the city officials in Boston who jumped into action, these people are all heroes. These are the ones with stories to tell and to whom we’ll give our hearts, praise and thanks.
           You’re not Jesse James or any other kind of famous outlaw. Soon we will forget your name and your life and know you only as the asshole who tried to hurt people. Whatever your reason for doing this, we don’t care. We only save caring for those who deserve it. You’ll be caught and soon. You’re trial will be a joke because there’s not a jury in America that won’t throw the book at you. 
       One more question; Does Massachusetts have the death penalty? 

Monday, April 8, 2013

Topic on the Morning News: Gun Control

The right to bare arms has come up lately and its probably a long time coming. With school shootings, movie theaters,'s time to do something.

First, no one wants your guns if you're a responsible gun owner. What's needed is for getting a gun to be at least as hard as getting a driver's license. Maybe a test to make sure you know how to fire a gun? Written and practical?

I've never touched a gun. Do you want me to go buy one and start playing with it without instruction? How many people get a gun without any clue as to proper gun safety? I don't want to take your gun, I want to make sure you're not a moron when it comes to gun safety. If you have to have one, then educate yourself. For your safety, the safety of your family, your neighbors and everyone around you.

Background checks? If there's nothing in your background then don't worry. If there is, maybe there's a reason you shouldn't own a gun. Do you want someone with mental problems, previous assault charges, or a history of violence waving a gun around in your neighborhood? Around your family?

I support the right to bare arms. I just think it should be done responsibly. Take a class, learn basic gun safety by a qualified instructor and know what you're doing before you get that gun. The life these gun laws save may be your own.