Blog Profile / Blue Jersey

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Thank you, NJ Dems, for FBI Director Chris Christie

I’m so naive. Yesterday, after FBI Director Jim Comey was unceremoniously fired for, well, something, I received a Facebook message from a friend from out of state. “Did your governor start house-hunting in the D.C. metro area?,” my friend wrote. Assuming...Read more

MacArthur Town Hall Draws 300 inside, 1000 Outside

With only 300 people allowed into Congressman Tom MacArthur’s town hall in Willingboro, I decided to join the 1000 or so people outside protesting his actions that essentially saved TrumpCare from the garbage heap. Here are some photos. Tomorrow, I’ll...Read more

Nobody trolls Donald Trump better than Pete Souza. Nobody.

My dream is one day to be as dry a wit as Pete Souza, who was official White House photographer for Barack Obama. His choice of photos to post now from the Obama era are fresh but judicious satire, showing up...Read more

Outside Rep. Tom MacArthur town hall in Willingboro

This is what you get when you not only vote Yes to take down the Affordable Care Act that will result in people’s sickness and even death, but show up as an architect of that effort, sacrificing the health and lives...Read more

Puerto Rico: Their home is our home, and ours is theirs

ROSALIA: “Puerto Rico, You lovely Island… Island of tropical breezes.” ANITA: “Puerto Rico, You ugly island, Island of tropical diseases.” ANITA: “I like to be in America. Okay by me in America.” – WEST SIDE STORY: “AMERICA.” – Lyrics by...Read more

Watch: Cory Booker on the James Comey firing

I haven’t seen this yet, but in the interest of knowing what one of our two U.S. senators has to say about what quickly became a national scandal late yesterday, I’m sharing this video made late last night by Sen....Read more

ISO: Somebody who believes in Trumpcare & Tom MacArthur

This is a stretch, because most New Jerseyans are riled and angry over last week’s House vote to repeal the ACA, and with Rep. Tom MacArthur’s key role in that, in service of the Republican Party at the expense of...Read more

News Roundup & Open Thread for Wednesday, May 10, 2017

TUESDAY GUBERNATORIAL DEBATE NJ ADVANCE MEDIA: Rivals target Murphy, Christie in 1st Democratic N.J. governor debate.  The ‘outcasts’ debate for N.J. governor was certainly entertaining. NY TIMES: Parties differ on policy and in tone. POLITICO:  Despite a few sharp attacks, Murphy finishes first...Read more

Watch Live: First 2017 Republican and Democratic Gubernatorial Debates

The first debate – between Republicans Jack Ciattarelli and Kim Guadagno began a few moments ago at 6:30pm. I was a little busy with the James Comey firing. But here it is. At 8pm, the Democratic Debate will follow, with...Read more

“Carimer is Here to Stay”

promoted by Rosi Carimer Andujar left her hearing at the Peter Rodino Federal Building after being released by ICE today to cheers of “the people, united will never be defeated” and “Carimer is here to stay!” Addressing the crowd, she thanked...Read more

2:30pm. NJ Working Families Facebook Live with Phil Murphy

FYI for those interested – In advance of tonight’s first #NJGov debates, NJ Working Families is going Facebook Live with Phil Murphy at 2:30pm. You can access that at this link. NJ Working Families has endorsed Murphy in the Democratic...Read more

Carimer Andujar Released from ICE, But Policy-by-Chaos Persists

“The people’s power will always be stronger than the people in power.” — Carimer Andujar Some good news from the immigrant rights front today as Carimer Andujar, the Rutgers chemical engineering student and immigrants rights activist, who faced possible detention, gave...Read more

Chris Christie on Michael Flynn, is still carrying Donald Trump’s water.

Chris Christie and Michael Flynn were both in the intelligence briefings made available to Donald Trump during his campaign, those Trump actually attended. This morning, the Governor was on GMA ostensibly to talk about his signature opioids issue. George Stephanopoulos instead...Read more

News Roundup & Open Thread – Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Chris Christie Diner Diplomacy – Christie and Cuomo meet for breakfast at a New Jersey diner. What did they discuss? What is he smoking? Christie’s jihad against marijuana: “This is beyond stupidity.” First Responders: Christie vetoes bill that would free...Read more

Rutgers Community Prepared to Stand With Carimer Andujar Tuesday Morning

Promoted by Rosi. As Blue Jersey posted last week, 21-year old Rutgers engineering student and immigrants rights activist Carimer Andujar’s been scheduled for an interview with the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) headquarters in Newark tomorrow, leading to fears of deportation or...Read more

Jimmy Carter & Bernie Sanders: Talking Human Rights Live from the Carter Center

This is a live convo about human rights between President Jimmy Carter and Senator Bernie Sanders before an audience at The Carter Center in Atlanta. The live feed began just a few moments ago, after some technical difficulties (and a...Read more

Gubernatorial Debates: Tomorrow (Tuesday), Thursday & Next Week

Are you ready? Here come the debates to determine who gets to be the next Governor, inherit the mess Chris Christie has left us with (think it’ll come up?) and take New Jersey in a new direction. Tomorrow in South Jersey,...Read mor...

“Courthouses Must Be Viewed as a Safe Forum”

Before Trump, “federal agents never slipped into court to make arrests,” but we’re increasingly seeing federal agents making arrests inside courthouses, according to a recent report from WNYC. This concerned NJ Supreme Court Chief Justice Stuart Rabner, who asked Homeland...Read more

News Roundup for Monday, May 8, 2017

Welcome back to NJ to the airmen of the 177th Fighter Wing of the Air National Guard, deployed to South Korea since Feb. 5. and the President’s crazy tweets and threat of war in the Korean Peninsula. Elizabeth Warren: In addition...Read more

In Perilous Times: Listen to Senator Elizabeth Warren

In addition to Bernie Sanders, one of our sanest and most passionate, outspoken leaders is Elizabeth Warren. She says, “This fight is our fight.” Born into a working class family she speaks urgently for the need to save America’s middle...Read more

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