Weekly Update – December 19, 2009
REGULAR BREAKFAST DISCUSSION AT ATHENA DINER, NEW ROAD, NORTHFIELD: This Saturday, December 19, 2009: 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM.
***NO BREAKFAST DISCUSSIONS FOR NEXT TWO WEEKS?DECEMBER 26 AND JANUARY 2?ENJOY THE CHRISTMAS-NEW YEAR BREAK WITH YOUR FAMILY AND FRIENDS!!!***
(Also live two-way talk every Saturday from 8AM to 9AM on 92.1FM Vineland. We are heard in most of South Jersey, Philly, and Delaware. The on-air call-in number is 856-696-0092.?Want to be a guest host? I will be away on Saturday December 26 and January 2.
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TOPICS FOR DISCUSSION:
1. LAST WEDNESDAY?S ?OBAMACARE? BUS TRIP. A success in Washington. Non-existent at home. Hundreds, if not thousands of ?Tea Party? folks from New Jersey rallied and met with our Senators and ?Representatives? in Washington. They made a big impact, and for the first time, most Americans think we are better off with the healthcare we have now, that what Obama?s plan would do. But does a tree fall in the forest if nobody sees or hears it? The Press took photos of 8 people at a ?peace? rally in Atlantic City, but no mention of the 46 people from just Atlantic County who gathered in Egg Harbor Township, and took the bus to Washington? No mention on Channel 40 or any TV? Is this the fault of the media? Or did we fail to give them proper notice. If you were on that bus?PLEASE WRITE A LETTER TO THE EDITOR OF YOUR LOCAL AND WEEKLY PAPER TO DESCRIBED THE EVENT!!! YOUR LETTER WILL PROBABLY BE PUBLISHED IF IT IS LESS THAN 200 WORDS. PLEASE CALL THE RADIO TALK SHOWS.
2. Before we blame all our problems on Obama and the Democrats, let?s remember what Republicans like Congressman Frank LoBiondo did. My published article reported what Republicans like LoBiondo did from when they took control of Congress in 1994, until they lost it in 2006. Go to http://www.libertyandprosperity.org. or http://www.shorenewstoday.com/news.php?id=6359.
3. The Atlantic County Utilities Authority (ACUA) is a good example of everything wrong with government. It was created in the 1970?s so Atlantic County could install pipes to dump our sewage in the Ocean instead of the Bay. Since then, it has been used to give jobs and contracts to politicians, take over garbage and recycling collection, spend money on expensive ?green? projects, and even collect donations for food banks. Who pays for all this? The ACUA charges very high fees to collect and dump garbage. Their fees are so high that many towns save money by dumping their trash out of the county. The ACUA is now asking the Republican control Atlantic County Freeholders to pass a new law to force every town to dump its trash at the ACUA dump. This will increase costs by roughly 1/3, and force even higher tax bills! You won?t read much of this in our local newspapers. Every three months, the ACUA pays every local paper lots of money to put its ACUA propaganda inserts into the paper. If anyone is to get the word out, it must be you!
4. The Casino Reinvestment Development Authority collects nearly 2% of all casino winnings into a slush fund, and finances projects supported by politicians around the state. We are told this money must be used for ?investment?, and not for tax relief, roads, bridges, or police or fire protection. But this summer, CRDA spent $4.5 million to ?rent? railroad cars for the ?Aces? train from New York to Atlantic City. The train is a flop because there are no railroad tracks between New York and Atlantic City, and the train must go to Camden first. The train lost $6 million in just five months. The CRDA agreed to pay $2 million more. We have no idea how much money NJ Transit is paying. How is this legal? Because nobody challenges it! Meanwhile Republican County Executive Dennis Levinson and Atlantic County freeholders complained when CRDA earmarked $16 million for a project in Camden? Who can take them seriously when they say nothing about the $6.5 million for the ACES train?
5. The Wall Street Journal still reports that the price of natural gas is coming down. But our South Jersey Gas Company is asking for an INCREASE from the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities. The Gas Company says they need extra money to ?support Governor Corzine?s Economic Stimulus Plan? by building construction projects with union contractors that are not needed now. They are asking approval from the BPU. The public hearing is at the Atlantic County Library in Mays Landing (where we have Liberty at the Movies) on Tuesday, December 29, 1t 4PM.
6. Government Regulations Put Fishermen in Danger: The Press of Atlantic City gave this report on Thursday, December 17: Cape May?The 90-foot fishing boat Jersey Cape is riding out rough weather off-shore rather than violate a fishing law in New Jersey. The Jersey Cape sought safe harbor Wednesday morning as stiff northwest winds brought waves of 15 to 20 feet offshore. The problem: The boat had 5,000 pounds of flook aboard, and New Jersey?s fish landing rules only allow 1,500 pounds. The Jersey Cape was planning to unload this trip in Virginia, where it has a permit to unload 7,500 pounds, but the wather got bad, and Captain mark Smith of Lower Township wanted to come in and ride out the storm, and then head out and finish the trip to Virginia. But agents of the state Division of Fish and Wildliife said this could result in fines for being over the landing limit. . . Maybe we should force our state politicians to spend a night in a fishing boat with 15 to 20 foot waves before we allow them to pass any laws!
7. WINE AND CHEESE RECEPTION: Sunday, February 21 from 2:30 to 4:30 PM. Special guest and speaker. Paul Mulshine, Conservative Pundit for the Newark Star Ledger. You can read him online at http://blog.nj.com/njv_paul_mulshine…hristie_c.html, His story today is ?Paula Dow??? How Chris Christie Channels his Inner Liberal! Tickets are $75 per person, $100 per couple. This is our major fundraising event, and important for us to be active next year.
8. MEMBERSHIP REQUIREMENTS: Voting Members: $60 dues, Attend 3 business meetings per year, Work on one board approved project per year. Non-Voting Members: $30 per year, not attendance or volunteer requirements. PLEASE PAY YOUR DUES NOW. ANY DUES COLLECTED AFTER DECEMBER 15 ARE CREDITED TO 2010 MEMBERSHIP.
9. Congratulations to Edward Harshaw and Al Brannen in Wildwood. They ousted two Wildwood commissioners by recall last week. For years, I said that by rigging the state?s recall laws in the 1980?s, Republican Governor Christie Whitman, and then Republican State Senator Bill Gormley made it impossible for citizens to recall bad public officials. For years, state laws required recall petitions to have the signatures of 25% of all voters who voted in the last election for Assembly. Christie and Whitman doubled the signature requirement to require 25% of all registered voters. This is an almost impossible requirement, as roughly half of all registered voters never vote. Some are dead, some moved, and others registered fraudulently to get tax or welfare benefits. As a result, a recall petition needs the signatures of more than half of all genuine active voters. This is almost impossible because many people are afraid to sign these petitions because the need jobs, contracts, or other favors from the politicians. By doing a successful recall in Wildwood, Edward Harshaw and Al Brannen did the impossible!
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