Weekly Update – Christie Helps Media Destroy Romney Lead


1. ? ? ? ? ?Regular Breakfast Discussion this Saturday, November 10, 2012 from 9:30AM to 10:30AM at the Shore Diner. Tilton and Fire Roads in Egg Harbor Township.? by Parkway Exit 36.??? As always, on the second Saturday of the month, there will be a business/board meeting for all board members, voting members, and non-voting members after the breakfast.?? At the business meetings, we set up special events, and decide how to allocate out limited funds.???? Also on the second Saturday of the month, we show a 30 minute video from Hillsdale College on the U.S. Constitution and American Liberty.

2.? Regular live, two way talk radio on 92.1 FM (Vineland) heard in most of South Jersey, Philadelphia, and Wilmington, Saturday from 8AM to 9AM with Seth Grossman.?? Seth Grossman is also heard as a guest with Larry Trulli and Dan Klein on 1020 AM WIBG from 8AM to 10 AM on Mondays. ? For more informaton go to our website at http://www.libertyandprosperity.org.

3.? Election Day is this Tuesday, November 6.? Do more than vote! ?Do everything you can to make sure every person you know also votes–especially friends and family members in “swing” states.

4.? Are you or any friends or family members away from home because of the storm (or for any other reason)???? Here is how they can vote early by? email:

“To vote electronically, displaced voters may submit a mail-in ballot?application?either by e-mail or fax to their county clerk. Once an application is approved, the clerk will electronically send a ballot to the voter by either fax or e-mail in accordance to the voter?s preference. Voters must return their electronic ballot ? by fax or email ? no later than November 6, 2012, at 8 p.m.

Voters can download a mail-in ballot application for their county by visiting?http://nj.gov/state/elections/voting-information-vote-by-mail.html. A list of county clerk websites, phone numbers and?fax numbers?are available by visiting?http://nj.gov/state/elections/voting-information-local-officials.html.?

Separate directives issued today enable displaced voters and first responders to vote by provisional ballot at a polling place in a county other than the voter?s county of registration. The deadline for county clerks to receive mail-in ballots has been extended to November 19, 2012, for any ballot/” (Source– savejersey.com)

5. ? ? ?Three good reasons to vote ?No? on Ballot Question #1 to borrow $750 billion for new construction on state colleges.

a.?????? NJ college tuition is already too high to pay back too much debt.??? Stockton already borrowed $225 million for ?wow? student center, Seaview Country Club, and golf course, new executive offices, etc.

b.????? New Jersey is already struggling to pay back $238 billion in state debt and unfunded pension obligations.? As a result, there is fine print in bond legislation that MANDATES a new statewide property tax to repay the bond for next 20 years if sales tax money not enough.

c.?? Republican Wall Street banks and law firms will get 5% of the $750 million ($37 million) as ?transaction fees?.?? Democrat union bosses will collect millions in union dues since only union contractors will get the work.??? Unemployed union workers who last worked on the government subsidized Revel and Ocean City bridge projects will get high pay for six months so they can qualify for another 99 weeks of unemployment at the maximum rate of $600 per week?and therefore keep current with their union dues for two more years.

6. ? ? ?We have no opinion on the second ballot question.? ? The NJ Constitution says the Legislature cannot cut the pay of Superior Court judges after they are appointed.???? The purpose was to keep politicians from influencing judges.?? Last year, Republican Governor Christie and the Democrat Legislature ignored the Constitution by ordering all judges to contribute more to their pension plan.???? One year later, after the judges were forced to sue the state, and then hear their own case to defend the Constitution, ???the Governor and Legislature are proposing a Constitutional Amendment to legalize what they illegally did last year.???? The big problem is that because of retiring baby boomers and bad investments (like $200 million of pension funds invested in the Revel Casino) the NJ state pension funds are hopelessy insolvent even with the new money.

7.????? Shae Dailyda is the only member of LibertyAndProsperity.org on the ballot this Tuesday as school board candidate in Egg Harbor Township.?? Her leading opponents say they are more qualified because they are ?educators?.?? That means they are public school teachers in other districts who re also NJEA union members.?? The NJEA spends a lot of money giving? training and support to NJEA members who become candidates.?? When NJEA members are on school boards, the NJEA union? negotiates with itself on public school salaries and benefits.?? NJEA members as employees will demand more money, and other NJEA members as school board members supposedly representing taxpayers gives their union what it wants.

8.????? Presidential race now ?too close to call? thanks to our own Republican Governor Chris Christie. ?Last week, the reliable Rasmussen Report showed Romney leading Obama by 50% to 46%.?? But after Republican Governor Chris Christie WENT OUT OF HIS WAY to praise President Obama?s handling of the storm emergency, the race is now even. ? (Christie did something very similar during the 2011 Legislature elections. ? For two years, Christie said he could not get anything done because the Democrats controlled both houses of the State Legislature. ? But just before the 2011 elections when all 80 Assembly and all 40 State Senate seats were up for grabs, Republican Christie supported Democrat Senate President Steve Sweeney’s pet project of expensive (union built) off-shore windmills, and praised Sweeney’s “bi-partisan cooperation” in Sweeney’s stronghold of Paulsboro.

9.????? According to http://rasmussenreports.com:

?On the Friday before Election Day, the Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll showed the race tied at 48% for Obama and 48% for Romney.

?Pundits and the campaigns have focused on a relatively small number of swing states all year. Today, the president can reasonably count on 237 Electoral College votes, while Romney can count on 206. Two states won by Obama four years ago are in the Romney column today – Indiana and North Carolina.

?Eight states, with a total of 95 Electoral College votes, remain toss-ups and will determine the winner: Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Nevada, New Hampshire, Ohio,? Virginia and Wisconsin. All eight of those states were carried by Obama in 2008.

?Florida and Virginia are absolute must-win states for the Romney campaign. If the president wins either, the election will be his. It is quite reasonable to think the challenger can win these states but far from a sure thing. . .

?If he can win those two states, Romney will then have to win either Ohio or Wisconsin to stay in the game.? It is possible that the president could win both and keep his job, but that outcome is far from certain as well. . .?

10.? Liberty Movie??U.N.Me?.?? Wednesday November 14th at 6:00pm at the Shore Diner 6710 Tilton Road, Egg Harbor Township by Parkway Exit 36.

One man’s outrageous journey to expose the corruption of the world’s most revered institution. “U.N. Me” in a truly harrowing and often hilarious expose’, filmakers Ami Horowitz and Matt Groff take us on an eye-opening tour of the United Nations. Is it living up to its founding ideals? Can it? Playing the role of provocateur, Ami Horowitz embarks on a worldwide investigation to find answers. What he uncovers proves shocking.? “Winner Best Documentary 2010 New Hampshire Film Festival”.???? Admission is free, donations welcome.

11.?????????? Bring a friend or family member to the next Breakfast.?? Liberty and Prosperity will pick up the check for one of the three Liberty specials for the first time any South Jersey high school or college student attends one of our breakfasts.?? We don?t expect you to attend every breakfast meeting, but you should attend one meeting every month or two to learn the news that never makes the TV networks or daily newspapers.? Forward this email to friends and family and ask them to sign up for our email updates athttp://www.libertyandprosperity.org.

12.? Become a full voting member of LibertyAndProsperity.org! Dues are $60 per year, attend 3 business meetings each year, and work on at least one volunteer project each year. Or be a non-voting supporting member for just $30 per year, with no other commitment.??? Forward this email to friends and family, and ask them to sign up for our weekly update at?http://www.libertyandprosperity.org.

13.? Please review Seth Grossman?s draft column discussing this issue, and let him know your suggestions, corrections, and comments for improvement.?? His email is sethgrossman49@gmail.com.?? Also, please use this information to send in your own letters to the editor, and to call your local radio talk shows.?? Thanks.

?The Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale is a 1 to 5 rating based on a hurricane’s sustained wind speed. . . Category 1 (Winds of 74-95 mph)??? Very dangerous winds will produce some damage: Well-constructed frame homes could have damage to roof, shingles, vinyl siding and gutters. Large branches of trees will snap and shallowly rooted trees may be toppled. Extensive damage to power lines and poles likely will result in power outages that could last a few to several days?? (National Weather Service Official Web Site at http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/aboutsshws.php)

Sandy brought peak wind gusts of nearly 90 mph for about five hours before and after it passed through Atlantic City at about 8 PM Monday night.?? Because the 5 foot storm surge arrived at the peak of 5 foot full moon high tide, the ocean water was 10 feet above mean low water.

Sandy was a typical major coastal storm that comes to South Jersey about every 20 years.??? It was less serious than the Hurricane of 1938 that destroyed the Brigantine Bridge (and made a fortune for Captain Starn).?? And the Hurricane of 1944 that destroyed the Heinz Pier and Margate Boardwalk.?? And the ?March Storm? of 1962.??? We were lucky and missed? Hurricane Gloria in 1986 and the ?Perfect? Halloween Storm of 1991.

But Sandy was never a ?monster? or ?super? or ?franken? storm.? It never had the 20 foot storm surge that reached the third floors of houses in Galveston, Texas in 1900 killing 20,000 people.?? It never had wind gusts of 177 mph like Hurricane Andrew that blew out windows and ripped off roofs in South Florida in 1992.

But for days the TV news lied, and said Sandy was such a storm.??? I stopped watching the? TV news when I saw video of the ?destruction? of the ?the iconic Atlantic City Boardwalk?.?? I knew that small section of Boardwalk in the flood-prone South Inlet section fell apart and was closed off and waiting for demolition years ago.

Meanwhile, politicians like Republican Governor Christie, and their hand-picked F.E.M.A. (Federal Emergency Management Administration) ?experts? acted as if the lies on TV were true.

Almost every long term resident knows that for this type of storm, Atlantic City?s Convention Hall, the casinos, and high rises like the Ritz,? Warwick, Plaza, Berkely, etc.? are the safest places to be?and are equipped with generators.?? And that upper decks of the casino and Walk garages are the safest place for cars.

When adult children living out of town called during the height of the storm Monday night, they were surprised to find tthat heir baby-boom parents who refused evacuate their high rises were safely enjoying an evening of wine, appetizers, and bingo.

Had the casinos stayed open, they would have kept thousands of people safe?made lots of money, paid taxes, and put lots of people to work.

Governor Christie publicly denounced Atlantic City Mayor Langford for using the Uptown Complex as an emergency shelter.? But every neighborhood resident knows this building is a brick and stone fortress on an artificial hill high above flood level.

Yes, several dozen people were killed by falling trees or floodwaters while walking or driving outside during the storm.??? But was anyone hurt or killed while in their home, on or off a barrier island?

The storm was bad, and there was financial loss and inconvenience.?? But this is a small? price we all gladly? pay for the joy of? living and working so close to the beautiful ocean and back bays of? South Jersey.

And weren?t most losses and inconvenience caused by arrogant and ignorant government officials?not the storm???? There was no reason for Governor Christie to order every casino and business from Brigantine? to Cape May to shut down.????? There was no reason for the Governor to keep residents, business owners, and repair contractors from securing, protecting, and fixing their homes and businesses on the islands on the Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and in some cases Friday after the storm.

There was no reason for Governor Christie to give every state, county, and local government employee two or three days off with pay, and double or overtime pay to ?emergency? officials who worked those days?especially since most of that ?work? ?was blocking perfectly usable roads to stop people from going to work or getting back home.

There was no reason for food in thousands of refrigerators to spoil, because government officials would not let private business owners like Sea Isle Ice deliver ice to the islands.

  • Seth Grossman

    Seth Grossman is executive director of Liberty And Prosperity, which he co-founded in 2003. It promotes American liberty and limited constitutional government through weekly radio and in-person discussions, its website, email newsletters and various events. Seth Grossman is also a general practice lawyer.

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