Blog Profile / Blue Jersey

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Archived Since:March 4, 2008

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News Roundup & Open Thread for Thursday, August 31, 2017

Picture above is from ‘Barry and Joe,’ an animated series currently in Kickstarter phase, about Obama and Biden saving the world with the help of Neil deGrasse Tyson. Because of course. We’re getting an early look at prosecutors’ case against Sen....Read more

Resistance Town Hall: Bonnie Watson Coleman, Frank Pallone, Sheila Oliver

I had to miss last night’s Resistance Town Hall on the Rutgers campus in the Labor Ed Center, hosted by Working Families. My personal two favorite House members, Frank Pallone and Bonnie Watson Coleman, were in the house to talk...Read more

News Roundup & Open Thread for Wednesday, August 30, 2017

New Jersey deploys help, its Taskforce 1, to Texas Hurricane Harvey victims.  Texas lawmakers voted against aid for Sandy victims, but no hard feelings (SL editorial)  Self-absorbed Trump addresses Texans, “What a crowd! What a turnout!.”   After record rains in Texas, Harvey now...Read more

News Roundup & Open Thread – Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Hurricane Harvey Christie’s mismanagement of Hurricane Sandy had at least one silver lining. It taught us many of the pitfalls in responding. Someone who was in the thick of things provides advice for the people of Southeast Texas. (photo –...Read more

LGBT in New Jersey: Part II – An empowered community flourishes as discrimination lessens

The LGBT community is much like the general population, but with a significant difference: its sexual preference and gender identity which too often results in discrimination. In Part II we look at how an empowered community with help from allies...Read more

If Menendez is Convicted, So Should Trump Be

NJ Senior Senator Bob Menendez is on trial as I write this is for calling two government agencies and seeking to intervene in favor of a supporter.  He has pleaded not guilty, and there is a chance (especially given the...Read more

Sheriff Arpaio Can Happen Here, Too

Just seven months into his presidency, Trump pardoned a man convicted of “regularly violated the rights of Latinos, stopping people based on racial profiling, detaining them based solely on the suspicion that they were in the country illegally, and turning them...Read more

LGBT in New Jersey: Part I – Overview

This new series will examine the lives of the diverse LGBT community in the Garden State. On Saturday there will be the 17th Annual Jersey City LGBT Pride Festival exemplifying the strength and growth of our LGBT & allied communities. We...Read more

No Immigration Policy Is Bad Social and Economy Policy

Many Hispanics are only buying essential goods and are cutting back on spending because they are worried about harassment by immigration or law enforcement officials, according to a CNBC report, which sites large retailers, advocacy organizations, and research firms. And...Read more

From the Blue Jersey archives: Camden resident Sue Altman decimates Chris Christie at school aid town hall

Altman, holding up 3 fingers, corrects Gov. Christie: No, Camden Schools are under state control 3 years, not one. PHOTO: Michael Mancuso, Ignore the date stamp, this happened one year ago give or take a few hours. Our friend...Read more

Death of Navy sailor Kenneth Smith confirmed: Cory Booker statement

I am sorry to see that the death of New Jersey sailor Kenneth Aaron Smith of Cherry Hill has now been confirmed; one of the sailors killed in this week’s collision of guided missile destroyer USS John S. McCain with...Read more

News Roundup & Open Thread for Thursday, August 24, 2017

JOURNALISM “Bigots in black face” – In Jersey City, calls to dismiss a local reporter after poems he wrote criticizing Black Lives Matter in insulting terms and denouncing critics of Confederate memorials. How I Became Fake News. What happened to the man...Read more

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

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