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Where to vote in NJ

Monday, November 5th, 2012


I tested the above text and it is correct as of the writing of this post.

In Princeton, check the Township and the Borough websites.

Princeton update 3: Need a shower?

Friday, November 2nd, 2012

In Princeton: the John Witherspoon school

In Plainsboro: Got an email from a friend,

Princeton Plasma Physics Lab has opened its cafeteria and locker rooms to the public until 8pm tonight. They are offering heat, hot showers, phone and laptop recharging, wifi, vending machines, microwaves and CNN.

Scudders Mill Rd to Campus Drive to Stellarator Drive (!!!) to the guardhouse where you show id. They have staff to direct people to the cafeteria.

Princeton update 2: Heat, electric on!

Friday, November 2nd, 2012

Public Service Electric and Gas crews of 3-4 trucks are working street-by-street. The traffic lights from Princeton to Kingston on Lincoln Highway (Rt. 27) are now working.

Fortunately the electricity at casa de Fausta’s back on.

At the same time that PSE&G is working, several other crews from private tree services are clearing the hundreds of fallen trees, so many roads and local streets are blocked. Downtown, Van der Venter is still closed by the movie theater.

All the public schools remain closed until Monday.

All things considered, we are blessed to have come through with relatively minor damage.

Princeton update: No electricity, no heat

Friday, November 2nd, 2012

Downtown is the only part of town with electricity; the only traffic lights that work are downtown on Nassau street, from Harrison to Marquand park.

The Sunoco on Nassau street, and the Getty and Gulf onn Rt 1 & Washington Avenue are open, with very long lines.

McCaffrey’s is the only business open at the Princeton Shopping Center. All others, including the pharmacy, are not. The traffic lights in that area don’t work and some of the streets are blocked. I didn’t see any workers.

Many, many fallen trees and downed electrical lines have not been repaired, including on the street where I live. You’re better off staying away from the area.

I urge anyone who’s able to donate or volunteer to the Salvation Army.

Thousands are homeless in NJ. Obama had his photo op with Christie, and headed west.

The reports on New York City are horrible. Bloomberg is going ahead with the Marathon tomorrow, even when Staten Island is in desperate need.


The NY Post has the photo of the generators,

Generators power up marathon tent as rest of city struggles without electricity

Bloomberg cancels marathon; let’s hope the generators are on the way to where they’re most needed.

Bob Menendez & the height of hypocrisy

Thursday, November 1st, 2012

Easter Sunday was on Sunday, April 8, 2012.

On Easter Sunday this year, aircraft records obtained by TheDC show that Melgen’s plane left Florida the morning of Easter Sunday, stopped at the Teterboro private airport near Menendez’s home in New Jersey, and flew on to the Dominican Republic.

Two days later it returned to the United States, from a private airport near Casa de Campo.

While he was there,

Two women from the Dominican Republic told The Daily Caller that Democratic New Jersey Sen. Bob Menendez paid them for sex earlier this year.

In interviews, the two women said they met Menendez around Easter at Casa de Campo, an expensive 7,000 acre resort in the Dominican Republic. They claimed Menendez agreed to pay them $500 for sex acts, but in the end they each received only $100.

You would think that politicians would know by now that they ought to pay hookers.

On April 17, 2012

Sen. Menendez was interviewed by NJ Today Online and was asked about what the consequences should be for the secret service agents who were involved in the sex scandal in Cartegena, Colombia.
(video above cue at 1:54)
He answered, “If the facts are true, they should all be fired. The reality is is that the secret service not only protects the president of the United States, they represent the United States of America. They were on duty. If the facts are true as we are reading in the press, they shouldn’t have a job.”

The sex part is not the big issue,

1) Prostitution is legal in the Dominican Republic. This doesn’t make it right or any less sleazy, but it takes away the most vivid “senator accused of illegal acts” angle. Although I suppose paying only 20 percent of what you promised could get you in legal trouble…

2) Menendez is not married.

3) Most New Jersey residents have much bigger issues on their minds right now, thanks to Hurricane Sandy. In fact, this might be the very best possible time for this story to break for Menendez.

What I want to know if Menendez reports the free vacation(s) and free use of Salomon Melgen’s private jet.

It’s New Jersey Dems, folks.

#Sandy: I thought the rise of the oceans began to slow 4 years ago

Tuesday, October 30th, 2012

but you wouldn’t know it if you owned property near the shore.

And then there’s this.

Things at home are unharmed, & I’m so pleased!
No heat, no electricity, but OK.

Thank you for all your prayers.

Camden, NJ, the most dangerous town in the USA

Tuesday, August 7th, 2012

The most dangerous town in America: Inside Camden, New Jersey where 39 people have been murdered this year

  • 13 homicides in July – the most deadly month since a shooting spree in 1949
  • Murder rate was ten times New York City in 2011 — and on pace to be even higher this year
  • More than half of children live below the poverty line as city is ravaged by drugs
  • Police department forced to cut one third of officers in 2011 and arrests dropped to less than half of what they were in 2009

Read this post from a Philly fireman on what Camden is doing wrong.

h/t Ed Driscoll.

No school choice, from the NJEA plutocrat

Tuesday, February 7th, 2012

NJEA (the teacher’s union) Executive Director Vincent Giordano, who makes $550,000 a year, when asked about s
NJEA Executive Director to Poor Families: “Life’s Not Always Fair”

When questioned about the fairness of New Jersey’s low income families being financially unable to afford the option of moving their children to better performing schools, Mr. Giordano was cold, dismissive, and completely unsympathetic to their plight.

The exact quote?

“Well, you know, uh, life’s not always fair and I’m sorry about that…” (click here and listen to the clip)

Ah, that 1%…


Christie on Oprah

Wednesday, January 11th, 2012

This actually looks interesting,

First Look: Governor Chris Christie on Oprah’s Next Chapter

Tune in Sunday, January 15 to see Oprah travel to the home of New Jersey Governor Chris Christie to discuss his lifelong struggle with weight, why he resisted a run for the White House and more.


NJ assemblyman DeCroce dies in the Statehouse

Tuesday, January 10th, 2012

N.J. Assemblyman Alex DeCroce collapses, dies in Statehouse after long legislative session

Longtime Assemblyman Alex DeCroce, the leading Republican of the state’s lower house who represented Morris County for 23 years, collapsed and died in a bathroom inside the Statehouse late Monday night, just moments after the 214th Legislature held its final voting session.

DeCroce, 75, of Parsippany, began serving the 26th Legislative District in the Assembly in 1989 and was the Republican minority leader since 2003.

I met him briefly at an event several years ago.

My condolences to his family and loved ones.