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Blog Profile / Blue Jersey

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Archived Since:March 4, 2008

Blog Post Archive

News Roundup & Open Thread for Thursday, Feb. 12, 2015

DNC chooses Philadelphia for the 2016 Democratic National Convention Week of July 25th. Congrats to the City of Brotherly Love. BOOYA! Washingtonia Norcross and Sires - again these two - vote with Republicans on KeystoneXL. Menendez welcomes Obama call for Congress to approve military action against ISIS. Show More Summary

White Shirt Day: Two Governors - Michigan & New Jersey

Before midnight, I want to acknowledge an important moment in history - 78 years ago today: the end of the Flint Sit Down Strike at General Motors. It happened in Flint, Michigan, but there's something I heard in a video with aging participants that got me thinking about my own governor, Chris Christie, in a way I never have before. Show More Summary

Norcross and Sires - again, these two - vote with Republicans on KeystoneXL

Here's the list of Democrats who voted with the Republicans today to approve the $5.4 Billion Keystone XL pipeline. Two of the 29 are from New Jersey; Donald Norcross (NJ-1) and Albio Sires (NJ-8). House vote was 270-152, on a bill identical to one passed by the Senate in late January. Show More Summary

MLK slept here: Will this boarded-up rowhouse become a hotspot of activism?

The young Martin Luther King slept here, in a back bedroom. Photo: Emma Lee At 753 Walnut St. in Camden, there's a house bordered by a weed-choked vacant lot. Its windows and door are boarded up; the only way in is to stand on a plastic milk crate and hoist your way in through a first-floor opening, maybe risking splinters. Show More Summary

QOTD: No wonder the Governor travels so much...

Tom Moran looks at Governor Downgrade's latest disagreement with the truth in Iowa, that New Jersey is spending less now than it was when he took office. These numbers are easy to check and debunk, which thankfully the media has started to do. Show More Summary

Our Unemployment, Economy and Zombie Foreclosures

With Governor Christie's Budget Address only two weeks away, he has appointed Dr. James Wooster as New Jersey's new chief economist. This appointment follows years of over-estimating state revenue and economic growth. In the wake of a $1 billion [revenue] miss last year, Christie pointed the finger directly at economists. Show More Summary

The Power of Privilege - Camden Residents are Always the Last to Know

Promoted by Rosi. Cross-posted from the Local Knowledge Blog. Here we go again. Last year, new charter schools coming to Camden were holding recruiting sessions at Rutgers-Camden before the schools were approved or announced. This year, Camden residents are again the last to know about new schools. Show More Summary

News Roundup & Open Thread for Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015

Rosi is taking a day off from the roundup. Add your own favorite stories in the Comments. Choosing Iowa over New Jersey Christie skips his home state's agricultural convention, but makes it a point to speak in Iowa, where his veto of humane treatment for pigs is lauded. Show More Summary

Garden State Equality outreach for Feb. 15 Obamacare deadline: Healthcare's an LGBT issue

For the past many days, Democrats have been lending their efforts to enrollment events designed to help alert New Jerseyans to the open enrollment period for the Affordable Care Act, which ends on Sunday, Feb. 15th. Many of those events...Show More Summary

Just a regular guy that's "good friends with the king and queen"

You've gotta give Governor Downgrade credit for trying... or something like that. He's allowed to only accept gifts from his "friends", so now he needs to make it out like everyone he takes things from are besties with him. So the regular...Show More Summary

Nifty Christie History Flipboard

Just a quick heads-up about a resource put together by International Association of Firefighters. It's a Flipboard of coverage of Governor Chris Christie, graphics heavy, easy to use and arranged chronologically. Flip through it and it reads like the visual equivalent - and explainer - of the Christie balloon deflating. Well-done, firefighters. Take a look, people. Bookmarked.

Gov. Christie in Iowa (again). Oh really?

After a disastrous trip to London, bad press over his luxurious travel style and calls for him to focus on NJ issues, Gov. Christie returned to Iowa yesterday to speak to Dallas County Republicans. He said, "What we need in this country...Show More Summary

News Roundup & Open Thread for Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2015

Jerseynomics The guy who lives HERE doesn't think NJ needs affordable housing. NJ headed for 'economic suicide without new road funds, labor leader says. Newark has Valentine's Day presents to offer: the city will make 100 vacant parcels of land available to people in a relationship, who want to build a house and live there. Show More Summary

$5.43 Million: The Cost To Taxpayers To Create The Christie Brand

We may not have money to build and repair our roads, but we found money to build up Chris Christie's image. Bob Ingle has a piece up today that is worth a full read, but in essence says that Governor Downgrade started believing his own press releases and in essence now is tripping over the headlines his staff has created. Show More Summary

QOTD: Lapdog Republicans won't cross their supreme leader

The Star Ledger has an editorial up today blasting Assembly Republicans for failing to stand up and override a veto from Governor Downgrade of legislation that would have allowed SNAP enrollees to receive additional food stamp benefits when they qualified for $21 in home heating assistance. Show More Summary

Chris Christie: The guy who lives HERE doesn't think NJ needs affordable housing

Here's Chris Christie, quoted this morning in the Philadelphia Inquirer, repeating something he's said before on the radio: "I also don't think that we have this overwhelming need for affordable housing in the state, either." For the...Show More Summary

Ingle: People realizing Christie is "more or less politics as usual"

Chris Hayes on Friday night looked at the current situation with the new inquiry looking at what apparently was called the "Chairmans's flight" that David Samson took, that didn't exist before he was Port Authority Chairman and ceased existing 3 days after Samson left the position. Show More Summary

News Roundup & Open Thread for Monday, Feb. 9, 2015

It's good to be a Christie pal in New Jersey The Samson "Chairman's Flight" was 20.6% full compared to the United average of 84.9%. Jerseynomics As the NJ Supreme Court considers whether to intervene in the Christie administration'sShow More Summary

The Samson "Chairman's Flight" was 20.6% full compared to the United average of 84.9%

The Financial Times took a look at the subpoena's from the US Attorney's office to United Airlines regarding what seems to be known as the "Chairman's Flight" that David Samson regularly took. If you haven't seen the story, here is a...Show More Summary

ICYMI: This is how Christie's bad week was served up to the Daily Show audience

Governor H.R. Takinstuff. Private jets, $30,000 hotel, the King of Jordan, Christie's executive order allowing NJ governors to have travel and expenses paid by foreign governments, and oranges with alllllll the juice squeezed out. Brief ad.

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