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Blog Profile / Blue Jersey

Filed Under:US Politics / Liberal
Posts on Regator:13224
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Archived Since:March 4, 2008

Blog Post Archive

Opt-in Nursing Home Surveillance: Good Idea or Bad idea?

Surveillance Cameras. They're everywhere. On the streets of our cities. In the stores where we shop. In the bars and restaurants that we frequent. Soon they'll be on every police officer on his or her beat. Now, Assembly Speaker Prieto wants to put them in our nursing homes as well. Show More Summary

A Disappointing NY/NJ PA Budget

In spite of the outrage expressed this summer over conditions at the NY/NJ Port Authority Midtown Bus Terminal don't expect much to change next year. Also the appearance of New Jerseyans getting less than their fair share of PA resources remains an important issue. Show More Summary

News Roundup & Open Thread for Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014

"Presidential" Christie heads to Canada, beating drum for Keystone pipeline. Stile: Supporting Keystone XL pipeline is safe for Christie. Christie pollster Geller says 'people are over the Bridgegate scandal'. The risks of the 2016 waiting game. Show More Summary

Chris Cerf Returns, More Reformy Than Ever

Cross-posted from Jersey Jazzman. It's been a little less than ten months since Former Acting NJ Education Commissioner Chris Cerf announced his resignation so he could go work for Joel Klein selling tablets (with questionable records of quality) to schools. Show More Summary

No indictment in Eric Garner police choke-hold death in NYC

Note: I accidentally posted this a few minutes ago under Jersey Jazzman's byline, since corrected. - Rosi To many people of color in New Jersey, there is no "over there" insulation from the kind of encounter with police that resulted in the death of unarmed teenager Mike Brown in Ferguson, Missouri. Show More Summary

No indictment in Eric Garner police choke-hold death in NYC

To many people of color in New Jersey, there is no "over there" insulation from the kind of encounter with police that resulted in the death of unarmed teenager Mike Brown in Ferguson, Missouri. No insulation from the assault on theShow More Summary

It Is Time for Economic/Budget Management Plan B

Nothing tells us better that Gov. Christie's economic/budget management is failing than the scorn being heaped upon our state by credit rating agencies. In the past few years the three lead agencies have decreased our rating eight times. Show More Summary

News Roundup & Open Thread for Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2014

Lawsuit: Union city mayor had federal agent arrested, shouted 'This is my city' Having a federal agent arrested unlawfully, ordering his apartment searched, intimidation and screaming "Do you know who I am?" on a public street, threats to have the agents car impounded, arm-grabbing and poking his face. Show More Summary

2013-2014 Congressional Casualty List - NJ

Roll Call published a Casualty List today for the 113th Congress, those members who for various reasons won't be returning to Congress in January. They did some math and figure that's 1,254 years of experience total that won't be back. Show More Summary


One of the iconic songs of my generation is John Lennon's "Imagine." The lyrics describe a world of people living in harmony, income equality, and peace. Of course, since the time that Adam and Eve were exiled from the Garden of Eden, the world has never been that way. Show More Summary

The Daily Show - Porks & Habitation

Oh, so that's why it's controversial and partisan. Your choice was either listening to the nearly unanimous voice of the people that elected you, or saying Fu¢k them! and kowtowing to a state a thousand miles away in exchange for - really, let's be honest - the slimmest chance of political gain in a caucus you're not going to win. Show More Summary

News Roundup & Open Thread for Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2014

"Presidential" Christie's pig crate veto gets cheers from Gov. Branstad in Iowa, but he seems pretty dumb; he thinks gestation crates prevent pigs from falling on piglets, when in fact they restrain pregnant pigs. Turns out Chris Rock was on the GWB. Show More Summary

Rutgers Alum Kenny Britt Stages National Ferguson Protest

UPDATE: The St. Louis Police Officers Association demanded these 5 St. Louis Rams players be disciplined and fined for their act of solidarity with Ferguson protesters on the field Sunday. But today, the NFL said no: "We respect andShow More Summary

#HandsUpWalkOut in New Jersey

Today, on the 59th anniversary of Rosa Parks' act of civil disobedience, thousands of young people across the country are participating in #HandsUpWalkOut demonstrations, including in New Jersey. In NYC, where the walkouts are going on in many locations, we hear from New York Civil Liberties Union (NYCLU) that a journalist has been arrested. Show More Summary

New Jersey's Youngest Outcasts

"There used to be homeless prevention programs where emergency money was provided to families who lost their jobs or didn't have jobs to keep them in their homes. This administration hasn't refunded them, renewed them or refreshed them."...Show More Summary

News Roundup & Open Thread for Monday, Dec. 1, 2014

This is what you get to do if you make public schools your private (privatized) playground Surprise, surprise: Mary Pat Christie's cousin gets a lucrative job in Camden schools. She doesn't get to keep it though, and why is an interesting story. Show More Summary

"The only life we've known is in the shipyard"

"We built battleships and cruisers for Her Majesty the Queen, Super tankers for Onassis, and all the classes in between. Steel in the stockyard, iron in the soul, We'll conjure up a ship where there used to be a hole. And I don't know...Show More Summary

Thanksgiving Leftover Weekend Roundup & Open Thread for November 30, 2014

Rosi is taking a short, well-deserved break this morning. CrateGate: As expected, Christie kowtows to the Iowa voter by a bill popular in his "home" state - during the slow Thanksgiving weekend news cycle. One animal rights activistShow More Summary

Christie Kowtows to Iowa Voters

It's no surprise that Governor Christie vetoed the bill to prevent cruel treatment to pigs today. The voters in Iowa are his top priority, not the desires of the people of New Jersey. Senator Ray Lesniak explains in this press release: "Obviously, the governor is putting his personal political ambitions ahead of the humane treatment of animals. Show More Summary

Newark Students, recognized in The Nation

I just want to take a second and make sure you all see this national recognition of Newark Student Union in their fight to take back their schools from the insulting, chaotic regime of Cami Anderson and Chris Christie. I hope you can join me in getting their back, however and wherever you can. Show More Summary

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