Blog Profile / Blue Jersey

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News Roundup & Open Thread for Wednesday, August 23, 2017

SEN. ROBERT MENENDEZ ON TRIAL Judge seats 10 jurors for the Menendez trial as senator pleads not guilty – again. Here is the gist of the serious allegations he faces. Menendez judge has history of tough corruption sentences. The corruption case brings high...Read more

Parsing TMac

Recently Congressman Tom MacArthur posted this on his Facebook page The President’s strategy for Afghanistan will protect our homeland, support our troops, and prevent terror groups from establishing safe havens in Afghanistan. Most importantly, our military decisions will be determined...Read more

“America is a white nation.” White supremacist posters found in Asbury Park

These photos were posted by several people, including originally on an Asbury-Park local Facebook group where I’m not a member. You know what Asbury is; there are all kinds of people there, that’s why it’s good there. Look at these posters:...Read more

Trump: “I ain’t gonna study war no more”

So Trump changed his mind. Last night he threatened, “Terrorists take heed: America will never let up until you are dealt a lasting defeat.” It sounds like a continuing long day’s journey into night. He outlined his overly ambitious goals,...Read more

News Roundup & Open Thread – Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Featured photo: Images of the eclipse from Princeton (Newsworks) Support of trump is eroding even among the once-monolithic Lakewood Orthodox Jewish community. Charlottesville and trump’s defense of Nazis seem to be the tipping point for some of his previously most...Read more

Thank You, Senator Booker

Last week, a group of South Jersey activist leaders met with Senator Menendez’s staff to thank him for his continued support of the Affordable Care Act. Today it was time to thank Senator Booker. The same group met with Alfred...Read more

Post Charlottesville: Words are important but actions are better

Following the events at Charlottesville not only did the New Jersey Democratic members of the House speak out against the haters but so did all the Republican members. We can count on Democrats to support further action in the House,...Read more

Solar Eclipse Day News Roundup & Open Thread for Monday, Aug. 21, 2017

Trump’s star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Been fixed.  Tennessee Republican Senator Bob Corker is now questioning Trump’s competence to hold office: “The President has not yet been able to demonstrate the stability nor some of the competence that he...Read more

Boston Shows Up News Roundup & Open Thread for August 19-20, 2017

Thanks, Matt, for pointing out this said Monday Roundup all day. #MustNotRoundupWithoutCaffeine AMERICA SHOWS UP IN BOSTON Quote of the Week 1 from @MrGeorgeWallace: BREAKING: New England Patriots win: 40,000 to 133. #Boston Robert E. Lee didn’t want Confederate monuments around...Read more

Report: Chris Christie Is Off the Air

The Daily News is reporting that Gov. Chris Christie is no longer a candidate to replace the maybe-retiring Mike Francesa on sports talk radio WFAN-AM. The news that Christie is out of a sports radio job comes weeks after the...Read more

Immigration Crackdown Affects NJ Towns Across the Board

New Jersey has the fifth-largest immigration court caseload in the nation, according to NJ Spotlight, with 31,000 people from every New Jersey county and more than 90 percent of municipalities have cases pending in immigration court, new data shows. In...Read more

Two Americas: alt-right vs. “alt-left”

We face the rising force of white supremacists, KKK, neo-Nazis, opponents of immigration, supporters of tougher criminal penalties/incarceration, those who would endanger our healthcare, anti-Islamists, those who seek to reduce our civil rights, and others roiling our country. Thousands of protesters...Read more

Sunday: Bonnie Watson Coleman to speak on national training call against white supremacy

Sunday night 8pm, there’s a national call to train progressives to confront white supremacy. Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman will be speaking on the call; the only member of Congress listed in the line-up. Today, she and House colleagues Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-NY) and...Read more

Saturday: Show Up in Solidarity Against Trump & White Supremacists

Tomorrow is Donald Trump’s last weekend in Bedminster, in his favorite self-named golf course, from which he has spent the week degrading the presidency itself. Gonna wave him bye-bye, bigly. Want to tell you about plans in 4 places for...Read more

This is what it looks like when 1000 postcards are delivered to Rodney Frelinghuysen

And there are lots and lots and lots of people there, but no Rodney (as usual). Why did Rodney Frelinghuysen get this? Because he’s the Chair of the House Appropriations Committee, which is all about what we spend money on. The...Read more

End of a Very Long Week News Roundup & Open Thread for Friday, August 18,2017

Looking for white supremacist merch? Apparently, Cherry Hill’s the place. Micetrap. NATIONAL – AND the STATUS OF TRUMP’S PRESIDENCY This is beyond being not-a-Washington-insider. Trump drives away most of his political friends. The apple has fallen farther from the tree this time....Read more

Bonnie Watson Coleman on MSNBC: “This might be the moment when even our Republican colleagues are willing to go on the record.”

Today, on Ari Melber’s MSNBC show, two-thirds of the Democratic trio bringing a motion to censure President Trump for his remarks after the Charlottesville riot and the mowing down of 32-year-old Heather Heyer. Pramila Jayapal, freshman of Washington State was...Read more

It’s getting personal: The growing scourge of vehicular terrorism

Damn it! It’s getting personal. I lived in Charlottesville for five years and have visited Barcelona some eight times. On each occasion I would enjoy strolling down Las Ramblas, with its two parallel streets and wide center walkway, with stalls...Read more

Real, Fake News Coverage in Charlottesville

The Washington Post has an all-too-real piece of fake news this week, providing some sober fake reporting on the events in Charlottesville. The report imagines how the American news media would cover this story if Charlottesville were located elsewhere on...Read more is asking: Should Trump be censured? Go answer them. Please.

You know what to do. And if you answer not long after I did – a few minutes ago – I think you might be surprised at where the informal reader poll now stands. Really surprised. After Trump said –...Read more

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