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A True Judas, Mike Halfacre

Mayor Mike Halfacre of Fair Haven, NJ, a small piss ant community in Monmouth County, today came out and endorsed Chris “Cupcake” Christie for the Republican nominationfor governor.  This in spite of his claim to be a Steve Lonegan supporter.  His excuse is that Steve is not “electable”.  Most likely this change of position has more to do with his rumored run for the US House of Representatives in 2010, than any true belief that the Cupcake is deserving of the nomination.  The following is my response to Halfacre’s endorsement statement:

 

Mike Halfacre, paraphrasing a line made famous by Lloyd Bentsen, “I knew Ronald Reagan, and sir, Chris Christie is no Ronald Reagan”.  Ronald Reagan was a man of principle, which you have proven, in this statement to be devoid of.  Conservatives might disagree on execution, but never do they compromise on principle.

 

Let’s set a few facts straight, the Republican Party in New Jerseyis infested with RINOs.  One only has to look at the past three republican governors of this state to see what the leadership of the party considers “worthy” candidates.  But, when the first time in forty (40) year the party could have tried to elect a true conservative, we saw exactly how the leadership of the party responded in 2001.  Rather than closing around and devoting all possible resources to insuring the election of Bret D. Schundler, the leadership chooses to take their ball and go home.  What an outstanding example of “rallying the party”.

 

Chris Christie’s positions in 1994 very much have to be considered in determining if he is worthy of being the candidate for governor, of the Republican Party.  What should we judge his character on sir?  His history of be a candidate in this state is in the time period of 1994 in which case his party affiliation was one of convenience not principle. Judging him based on his past history, instead of trying to compare him to Ronald Reagan, a comparison to New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg would be more appropriate.

 

A fair amount of your endorsement statement covers the “positions” that Chris Christie has taken on the issues.  The common word on all of the issues is promise.  Sir, my I ask a question, where is the word accomplished? Except for his accomplishments in the area of corruption, he does not have any accomplishments in the areas you mention.

 

In the one area that he has accomplishments, corruption, he is a very qualified prosecutor, but sir, how does this qualify him for governor?  Unless he plans to directly control the Office of the Attorney General of the state, it does not really matter. As far as crime fighting, since he was a federal prosecutor, we have to evaluate his enforcement of the laws at a federal level.  Let’s start with illegal immigration.  Christie had one of the poorest records on prosecution of illegal immigrants; between 2002 and 2007, Mr. Christie’s office caught and deported all of 13 illegal immigrants.  This record can only be called abysmal.  In a state where it has been conservatively estimated that 500,000 illegal immigrants reside (6% of the current population of the state), he could only find 13?   In a state were we have cities declaring that they are “sanctuary” cities.     

 

How about his record on the civil rights?  How about his record on the first amendment?  How about defending citizens who are peacefully protesting their governments’ proposals as the constitution of this great country guarantees?  I think you know where I am heading with this, so I will go no further except to say Christie’s silence spoke volumes on the subject.

 

One thing that a person can never have enough of sir is principles.  Once one starts to compromise on them, one will always find it very easy to just say; “Just this one time”.  Soon this attitude becomes, “we had to do it this way”.  Finally we wind up with the classic, “it was all we could do”.  No, this is why one can never steer from the true path of ones convictions.  The argument that “it is the reality of winning elections” is not just lame, but shows how the Republican Party is not raising to the challenge of this election in the belief it can offer the citizens a better government, but lowering itself to the level of the opposition in the hopes it can at least meet the mediocrity of the Democratic Party.  What a sorry excuse for favoring one candidate over another.

 

Steve Lonegan has been the only voice in the New Jersey Republican Party that has over the last eight years maintained the high principles of conservative reason that Ronald Reagan and Barry Goldwater held so dear.  He never compromised on those principles in his many confrontations with those politicians who wished to impose their “ideals” on the citizens of this state.  It was also very convenient for most of the elected leadership of the Republican Party in the state to coattail themselves to his leadership.  His victories against the current governor of this state reflect the fact that people will back him.  This is obviously a fact that both you and leadership of the party have either overlooked or are afraid of.  The old, “damn he was right, and we were wrong”!

 

In conclusion, winning with Chris Christie will not be winning; it will be nothing more than another compromise.  As far as you being a “Lonegan Shill”, don’t worry about it, we won’t pin that label on you anymore, promise.  Of course, in reflection, the name Judas does have a nice ring.

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February 27, 2009 Posted by | Abbott Districts, Christie, Corzine, Counties, democrats, Illegal, illegal aliens, Illegal Immigrants, Liberals, Lonegan, New Jersey, Republicans, RINO, Schools New Jersey, Taxes | , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Illegal Immigrants To Get Government Aid Paying Their Mortgages

Just when it could not get any worse, I just found out that illegal immigrants can get help from THE GREAT OBAMA [HNIC] to pay for their mortgages!

Report: Illegals Can Apply for U.S. Mortgage Relief
2009-02-25 06:43am

As many as 1 million illegal immigrant households in the United States can apply for home mortgage relief under President Obama’s $275 billion relief plan, according to a watchdog group.

“There is no legal prohibition against illegal immigrants owning homes,” Steven Camarota, director of research at the Center for Immigration Studies in Washington, D.C., told Internet news Web site WorldNetDaily.com.

“…In most cases mortgage lenders will accept a taxpayer ID or a Matricula Consular card issued by a Mexican Consulate office as identification to illegal immigrants from Mexico,” he said.

Camarota said about 1 million illegal immigrant households acquired U.S. mortgages through the beginning of 2007, before the housing bubble burst.

Chad Buchanan, a manager at SaveMyHomeUSA – a group cooperating with the Obama administration that assists homeowners facing foreclosure – told the Web site that illegal immigrants who own a home “could certainly apply under our program.”

“We don’t target or go after illegal immigrant customers,” he said. “But if an illegal immigrant owns a home legally, we could try to help them under our program.”

Wow, what a deal, illegal immigrants can now live the American Dream.  Unfortunately, real Americans cannot!

Besides the idiots in Trenton, we now have a new bunch in Washington D.C., but to our own home grown one, in November, we are going to take the garbage out.  Until November, just remember, “IT’S TAXES, STUPID!”

February 27, 2009 Posted by | Christie, Corzine, democrats, Illegal, illegal aliens, Illegal Immigrants, Liberal Media, Liberals, Republicans, Taxes, Undocumented immigrants | , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Should Muslims Be Allowed To Pray In Public Schools?

February 26, 2009 Posted by | Abbott Districts, Corzine, Counties, democrats, Illegal, Illegal Immigrants, Islam, Liberals, Muslim, New Jersey, Public Schools, Republicans, School Prayer, Schools, Schools New Jersey | , , , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

What, the only religion that can pray in public schools are Muslims!

You want mad, now I am really mad! Check this out, the only people who can pray in school now are Muslims! Read this about Wayne, NJ:WAYNE — Four students knelt on a classroom floor during lunch at the Albert Payson Terhune Elementary School today and performed the afternoon Muslim prayer ritual.
It was the first time the students had prayed in the school during school hours. And it may end a controversy over what arrangement the district should make to ensure the children’s constitutionally protected right to exercise their religion during school hours.

 

School parent Rola Awwad has been seeking a private place for her 10-year-old son, Adam, to pray in school since the fall. The district offered to let him pray at recess — either outside or in classroom while his classmates are there. At first, Awwad called the offer “unacceptable,” and the situation attracted attention from Muslim advocates who suggested bringing the issue to the state for resolution.

But Adam decided on his own to pray at lunch, Awwad said. He joined three friends today in a classroom with other students present. They performed the ritual in the back of a room.

“If it continues like this, it will be very nice,’’ Awwad said.

She said her 7-year-old daughter, Amana, also prayed in her second grade class, and she thanked the teacher for the arrangement.

Her son had worried other students would make fun of him if they watched him pray, but schools Superintendent John Sico Jr. assured her the district wouldn’t let that happen. As the students prayed, classmates played games, he said.

Sico said he consulted the Imam of the Islamic Center of Passaic County and felt he received support for his position.

Imam Mohammad Qatanani told The Record he had had a good talk with Sico and will meet with Mrs. Awwad today “to understand the issue from her side more.”

“As far as I am concerned the issue is resolved,’’ Sico said. “We did the right thing. The kids did the right thing. No one was making fun.’’

Afsheen Shamsi, spokeswoman for the Council on American Islamic Relations, which has intervened with the district on Awwad’s behalf said the accommodation was a correct step.

“It’s a question of finding the right balance and making sure the student is comfortable and the district is comfortable,’’ she said.

She said CAIR had considered bringing the issue before the state Board of Education. But Awwad said she wants to wait and see if the accommodation continues to work for her children.

All students are constitutionally guaranteed the right to pray during the school day as long as it doesn’t interfere with learning. Muslims pray five times a day to reaffirm their faith and submit to follow divine commandments. The prayer is said during prescribed times; in the fall, when clocks roll back at the end of daylight savings time, the afternoon prayer must be said during the school day, Awwad explained.

Federal guidelines say schools can’t prevent students from praying during school, but they can’t sponsor religious activities or lead students in prayer. For instance, those guidelines specifically mention a student’s right to quietly read the Bible during lunch. But they are not clear on what action to take when the religious expression is more demonstrative, as it is in Adam’s case….

How about the Catholic children, Jewish children, Protestant children? What, you have to be a member of religion that encourages it’s members to kill non-believers? We bend over for these people to pray while our children are denied this basic right?  Where the crap is the ACLU? What the hell is this country coming to? What a joke!

February 26, 2009 Posted by | Corzine, democrats, Illegal, New Jersey, Public Schools, School Prayer, Schools, Schools New Jersey | , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Three Top Spots for New Jersey

I have been meaning to get this up on the site for a few days.  In the March 2nd. issue of Forbes Magazine, I found out that New Jersey is now number one in a very interesting category, Property Taxes!  Yes guys, three New Jersey counties lead the list of counties in the United States with the highest property taxes.  The winners are as a percentage of homeowner income:

Passaic County:  8.5%

Union County:    8.1%

Essex County:    8.1%

Just so you also know who rounds out the top five, the fourth and fifth place go to:

Nassau County, NY:  8.0%

Westchester County, NY: 7.8%

So once again, when it comes to taxes, New Jersey is NUMBER 1!

To all of the idiots in Trenton, the citizens in New Jersey like to be number one, but not in this category.  We will be number come November though, when we become the number one state for throwing bums out of office.  Until then, just remember, “IT’S TAXES, STUPID!”

February 26, 2009 Posted by | Budget, Corzine, Counties, Crooks, democrats, Liberals, New Jersey, Property Taxes, Republicans, Taxes | , , , , | Leave a comment

New Jersey RINO Poll

February 18, 2009 Posted by | Christie, Lonegan, New Jersey, Republicans, RINO | , , , | Leave a comment

Difference of Opinion

One of the blogs that I subscribe to is blog.SaveJersey.com  This blog is run by some young republicans who will in the coming years be the foundation of the party.  The fellows are very enthusiastic, and really do try to keep everyone informed on what is happening on the political scene in this state.  Unfortunately, on many issues, I have to disagree with them, sometimes being very blunt since I believe the issues are to important for the politically correct crowd.  In this, a transition year, in my opinion, the stakes are huge in regards to the republican party and it’s future in shaping the course that this state will follow into the future.  Recently, a posting was made, that even though the person it was directed to was not identified, I knew it was me that he was talking too.  Here is the comment, followed by my response:

I have noticed that certain individuals are painting Chris Christie and assigning positions to him, whether or not they have any substantial proof to back it up. Some people would like to paint this as just about every primary that’s happened in this state for the last few years. We have seen it all, Christie is a “RINO” who is part of the “establishment” and Lonegan is the “Conservative” who is the darling of the “Grassroots”. To be fair, some Christie supporters are already painting Lonegan as a two-bit wingnut whack job.
 
Let’s get this out of the way: Chris Christie isn’t Doug Forrester. He’s not Christie Whitman either. Steve Lonegan isn’t Bret Schundler.  He’s not Murray Sabrin either. Chris Christie is Chris Christie and Steve Lonegan is Steve Lonegan. Let’s stop trying to pigeonhole them and let them be themselves.

None of this behavior has ever helped our party and our candidates move in a positive direction, and all of this always seems to come back and kick us in the ass. When the primary is over and the winning candidate is lacking some should-be supporters , it’s because the primary got too divisive and people would rather sit on their hands since the winner was not their “guy”. 

Individuals have a choice: Either continuing engaging in this destructive behavior and setup the stage for Jon Corzine’s re-election. Or we can all grow up, respect one another and the candidates in this race, and have a substantive discussion on the issues affecting each one of us. Each candidate should do this too, instead of throwing bombs at one another, they can focus the intensity on Jon Corzine and coming up with ideas for our state as we move forward

We have all heard the term “the stakes are too high” just about every election. But let’s acknowledge a little reality for once. Most of the time it’s bs said in races we all know we are going to lose. For the first time I can really remember, we have a real shot at winning an incredibly important election in this state. Sure, there was a time in the 2006 US Senate campaign, but it was an underdog shot in a bad year. For once we have what could be a good year in the making, and yes the stakes are really too high. This is our shot to prove we can stop being childish and using ridiculous labels while making silly accusations that have no merit.

Of course I can not make anybody do this. It is up to each individual to step up and change the tone of this primary. There is still plenty of time to do this.

And here was my reponse:

Chris Christie is Chris Christie? How about this, Chris Christie is just another in the long list of cookie cutter candidates that have been rolled out every four years by the leaders of the state republican party. Forrester, Franks, Courter and Sandman on the losing side; Whitman, Kean and Cahill on the winning side. Each endorsed by the liberal republicans that infest the party in this state, plus a few conservatives who, in order to advance their personal agenda, thereby insuring the party’s financial support, compromise their principles.

I will only bore you with the past 40 years, but a look at the “winners” and what they gave us were increased taxes, increased spending and the explosive growth of state government. At times it was difficult to tell what the difference was when a republican versus a democrat entered office. Hell, Cahill went as far as to appoint his predecessor Richard Hughes, one of the most liberal of all New Jersey governors as chief justice of the state supreme court! Wow, great victories the republican party have to show for the last forty years.

Of course, if once in awhile, someone other than the “chosen one” should win the approval of the republican base in a primary, how are they then treated. Don’t have to go far to find the answer to that question, just go ask Christie’s campaign chairperson, Joseph Kyrillos, and the star endorser, Tom Kean Sr. I am sure they can fill you in on how the state republican committee, instead of circling the wagons and attacking the “happy” (I know what happens if I use the word gay)democrat candidate Jim McGreevey, instead they packed them up and headed home, showing no support for Bret Schundler.

A person is characterized by those he seeks approval from and associates with. This also goes in reverse for those who associate with him and seek his approval. He has chosen the approval of RINOS, Cupcake Republicans and Dem-Lites. If he should be elected governor, we will look at an administration of the type that we had with another Christie, the “Witless” one.

On the other hand, with a candidate like Steve Lonegan, we have a man who has run in the last three primaries, not using state republican funds, or channels. Who, during that time, has not changed his principles on bit. Unlike Christie, the Lonegan campaign does not have an official “finger holder upper”, who’s sole purpose is to determine the prevailing direction of voter attitude.

The reason I am reposting here is quite simple, we have to look at how the republican party in New Jersey has performed in previous years, and decide if this election should be approached in the same manner.  A wise man once said, “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it”. 

I have lived in this state for a long time, and have always been a republican. I am not about to change, but by god, I will do what ever I can to change the “management” of the republican party in this state. There lies the true enemy of the citizens of New Jersey!

February 16, 2009 Posted by | Christie, democrats, Liberals, Lonegan, Republicans | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Let’s Crunch Some More Numbers

As you guys know, I love to crunch numbers when something doesn’t quite make sense to me.  One of those things that does not make sense right now is Governor Stupidhead’s program for green energy, in particular, using wind power for electricity generation.  So lets crunch some numbers.

Let’s look at what it would cost to replace the two coal fired plants owned by PSE&G that are located in New Jersey, namely the Hudson and Mercer plants.   I used the Hudson facility in a post before, but just to refresh you memory, Hudson is located in Jersey City, is a base load station and generates 991 Megawatts at full output.  Mercer plant is located just south of Trenton, is a base load plant and generates 777 Megawatts at full output.  Just for clarification, a base load plant normally runs full out and provides the “base” electricity that the grid needs.  Other plants, depending on need might start up to provide extra electricity when demand rises, and these plants are known as “peaking” plants.  But enough of that, let’s get back to crunching numbers.

Right now, the most that just about any wind power plant will produce is 1.5 Megawatts.  So, to replace the output from Hudson, we will divide 991 by 1.5 and get 660.  That is, we will need 660 wind power plants.  For Mercer, we will divide 777 by 1.5 and the result will be 518 wind power plants.  Imagine that, to replace two coal fired power plants we would have to build 1178 wind power plants!  And let’s not forget, we will have to find a place to build them.

Now, how much will this be?  Fair question, here’s the answer.  To construct (not buy the land) the cost for a wind power plant is $2,500 per Kilowatt.  So, a 1.5 Megawatt plant would cost $2.5 million.  To replace Hudson, the cost would be $1.65 billion, plus land cost.  To replace Mercer, $1.295 billion, plus land cost.  Heck of a lot of money, and even more needed to buy land!  But, wait Rich, how about a wind farm “off-shore”?  Good question, here is the answer, multiply the construction costs by 4, so Hudson’s replacement cost $6.6 billion, and Mercer costs $5.18 billion.  Further, the cost of producing a kilowatt hour (normal method of calculating retail cost) is just about the same for both coal and wind generated on land, the cost to produce a kilowatt hour off-shore would be about two and half time more than that of a coal plant.  So just double you electric bill and add some more.

After crunching these numbers, I believe it shows that this way of generating electricity is going to cost a lot of money, both for the construction and also the everyday price.  But there is one more problem I have to bring up; it won’t work!  Remember how I described the function of both the Hudson and Mercer plants?  Yes, they are base load plants, that have to run 24 hours a day, 7 day a week, and as many weeks as possible per year in order to deliver to you the least expensive electricity possible.  They can do this, because the fuel source they use is coal, and therefore can be stored, ready to burn at any time.  Now, can you see the problem with the wind power plants?  Of course you can, it is the wind!  If it is not windy everyday, they can’t run.  Now, if the wind isn’t blowing, what are we going to do?  Close down the state?  Burn foreign oil? 

Now let’s sum this up, to close two coal fired plants that are reliable sources of electricity, we would have to spend at least $3 billion dollars (without the land) to build enough wind power plants that might or might not provide the same amount of electricity.  I don’t know about you, but I think I will stick to the old reliable coal powered plant, fueled with coal produced in the country.  Seems to me to be the only way to insure the future growth of this state.

February 14, 2009 Posted by | Alternative Power, Borrowing, Carbon Tax, Corzine, energy, Global Warming, Greenhouse Gases, New Jersey | , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Senator Lautenberg makes a fool out of himself again!

You have to love our Senator Lousyberg.  Talk about making a fool out of himself, he also takes all of the others down too!

Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-N.J.) predicted on Thursday that none of his Senate colleagues would “have the chance” to read the entire final version of the $790-billion stimulus bill before the bill comes up for a final vote in Congress. “No, I don’t think anyone will have the chance to [read the entire bill],” Lautenberg told CNSNews.com.

Now folks, what is the first thing you are told to do before you sign anything, READ IT OVER and UNDERSTAND IT!  It is this same reasoning that caused all of the problems in the mortgage market, people not knowing what they are signing!  Of course they then run back and say “I didn’t know that was what I was agreeing to”!  The only problem with this, is we have to pay for the mistakes. 

This jerk is going to approve spending $790 BILLION and not read what he is approving?  This is the best that New Jersey can do?  This jerk should be in an old age home having someone change his diaper.

February 13, 2009 Posted by | Borrowing, Budget, Congress, Crooks, Debt, democrats, Liberal Media, Liberals, New Jersey, Republicans, TARP | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The second coming of Christie Witless

As everyone who follows this blog knows, I feel that Chris Christie is a liberal republican, who is being controlled by the state republican committee.  Christie has zero experience in running anything on the scale of the government of New Jersey.  He has not proposed a clean and simple platform, but has only reiterated talking points given to him by the leaders of the state committee.  Currently, he is being endorsed by RINO’s and state party lackeys who have placed ambition in front of principles. 

Well, I am not the only one who thinks this way.  The only conservative columnist in the state of New Jersey in my opinion, Paul Mulshine thinks the same.  In a fantastic article, he compares the current Christie, with the last Christie we had, Christie Whitless.  Why not take a moment and read his opinion, I think you might find it very revealing!

http://blog.nj.com/njv_paul_mulshine/2009/02/is_christie_a_whitman_time_wil.html

For Chris Christie, Christie Witless, and Governor Stupidhead, “IT’S TAXES, STUPID!”

February 11, 2009 Posted by | Abbott Districts, Borrowing, Budget, Christie, Corzine, democrats, illegal aliens, Illegal Immigrants, Lawyers, Liberals, New Jersey, Republicans, Taxes | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment