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The Nice Republican Party of New Jersey

Since the primary is over, the Republican Party in New Jersey has realized that it wants to be loved by everyone.  So I made this video to show just how nice they are now:

Just remember you RINOs and democrats, “IT’S TAXES, STUPID”!

June 12, 2009 Posted by | Budget, Chris Christie, Christie, Conservative, Corzine, democrats, Governor's Race, New Jersey, Republicans, RINO | , , , , | Leave a comment

Date Night; White House Style

Last weekend, we all know that THE GREAT OBAMA and the OBAMA MAMA had a “Date Night” in New York City.  They went there in spite of the fact he criticized auto executives for using their private planes to travel to Washington D.C for senate hearings to ask for a government loan.  They went there in spite of the fact that he has said we are in a major “economic crisis” in the country.  They went there in spite of the fact that this country has just added “One Trillion” dollars to the national debt.  Well, here is a little video to commemorate their “Date Night” to New York City:

“The good news is that, according to the Obama administration, the rich will pay for everything. The bad news is that, according to the Obama administration, you’re rich.”  P. J. O’Rourke

June 8, 2009 Posted by | Date Night, democrats, Liberals, obama, Stupid, TARP | , , , , | 2 Comments

Chris Christie Answers the BIG Questions

I had so much fun making my first video, I decided to make another one!  Here it is:

I hope you enjoy it, and think about the answers that Chris Christie has given!

For Christie and all of the idiots in Trenton, “IT”S TAXES, STUPID!”

May 28, 2009 Posted by | Borrowing, Budget, Chris Christie, Christie, Corzine, Debt, democrats, Governor's Race, Illegal, illegal aliens, Illegal Immigrants, Liberals, Lonegan, New Jersey, Pay for Play, Property Taxes, Republicans, RINO, Taxes | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

My first video!

I decided it was about time I tried to make a video.  So here it is:

Enjoy!

May 22, 2009 Posted by | Chris Christie, Christie, Conservative, Corruption, Corzine, democrats, Governor's Race, Illegal, illegal aliens, Illegal Immigrants, Liberal Media, Liberals, Lonegan, New Jersey, Republicans, RINO, Taxes | , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

These people must think we are idiots!

I sent an  email to this idiot Menendez telling him that I  did not support the DREAM ACT.  This is what the idiot sent back:

 

 

Dear Mr. Zuendt:

 

Thank you for contacting me to express your support for the DREAM Act.  Your opinion is very important to me, and I appreciate the opportunity to respond to you on this important issue.

 

You will be pleased to know that I am a strong cosponsor of the DREAM Act and am fighting tirelessly to enact this critical legislation into law.  As the first person in my family to attend college, I can personally attest to the vital importance of a quality education.  The DREAM Act, would give countless innocent children the same opportunity I had – to fully reach their potential and fulfill the American Dream.  In doing so, it will give our country thousands of new doctors, and teachers, and pilots, and servicemen.  It is a win-win situation for both those who would directly benefit from this legislation, as well as our country as a whole.

 

Those that oppose the DREAM Act believe that children should pay the consequences for their parents’ mistakes.  They believe that children who were brought to this country by their parents without the proper documentation or were kept in this country by their parents without the proper documentation should not be allowed to get an American education.  That is not only wrong – it goes against who we are and what we stand for.

 

I am disappointed that the Senate failed to pass the DREAM Act this past October.  You may rest assured I will continue to fight until every child in the United States has the opportunity to reach the American Dream.  Anything less is simply un-American.

 

Again, thank you for sharing your thoughts with me.  I appreciate your support.  Please do not hesitate to contact me if I may be of more assistance.  I invite you to visit my website http://menendez.senate.gov to learn of other important issues to New Jersey.

 

Now, I ask you, “don’t you think it is about time that we had drug testing for the members of congress? 

Hey Bobby, we are coming for you in three years, but until then just remember, “IT’S TAXES, STUPID”!

April 24, 2009 Posted by | Congress, Conservative, democrats, illegal aliens, Illegal Immigrants, Liberals, Menendez, Republicans, Senate, Taxes | , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

More folks are starting to agree with me on Chris Christie

Back on April 4th, I wrote a post about Chris Christie and his little problem with no-bid contracts.  Well, today the Star Ledger has an editorial on the same subject.  Guess what guys?  Yup, they agreed with me, completely!  But, don’t take my word for it, read the editorial yourself:

http://blog.nj.com/njv_editorial_page/2009/04/chris_christie_isnt_cutting_th.html#more

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Hey Chris, maybe you like to give out those “no bid” contracts to your friends and people who help your brother, but never forget one thing; “IT’S TAXES, STUPID”!

 

 

April 23, 2009 Posted by | Chris Christie, Christie, Conservative, Corruption, Corzine, democrats, Governor's Race, illegal aliens, Illegal Immigrants, Liberal Media, Liberals, Lonegan, New Jersey, Republicans, RINO, Taxes | , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Chris Christie and Janet Napolitano, two peas in a pod!

A little over a year ago, Chris Christie shocked many conservative republicans when he said, “Being in this country without proper documentation is not a crime.”   Further, Christie also said, “Don’t let people make you believe that that’s a crime that the U.S. Attorney’s Office should be doing something about,” he added of entering the country illegally, “It is not.”

Well, a few days ago, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said while being interviewed on CNN; “And yes, when we find illegal workers, yes, appropriate action, some of which is criminal, most of that is civil, because crossing the border is not a crime per se. It is civil. But anyway, going after those as well.”   Yes kids, the ultra-liberal, Janet Napolitano and Chris Christie agree, being an illegal immigrant is not a crime!   Chris Christie has shown his true political beliefs and they sure do run on the liberal side.

But, just to clear things up, they are both wrong!  The fact is, crossing the border without authorization is a crime. The statute reads: “Any alien who enters or attempts to enter the United States at any time or place other than as designated by immigration officers . . . shall, for the first commission of any such offense, be fined under title 18 or imprisoned not more than 6 months, or both.”

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So, now we are starting to find out who the real Chris Christie is.  It sure seems that he has a lot more in common with the liberal side of politics than the conservative side.  But, I want him and all of the other liberals to remember this, “IT’S TAXES, STUPID!”

April 22, 2009 Posted by | Chris Christie, Christie, Conservative, Corzine, democrats, Governor's Race, Illegal, illegal aliens, Illegal Immigrants, Liberal Media, Liberals, Lonegan, New Jersey, Republicans | , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Chris Christie Exposed!

It seems that Chris Christie is hiding a lot of baggage.  Here is a new website that brings out some more interesting information on Mr. Clean:

http://christieexposed.com/

Gee Chris, while you are exposing yourself, just remember, “IT’S TAXES, STUPID”!

April 20, 2009 Posted by | Chris Christie, Christie, Corzine, democrats, Governor's Race, illegal aliens, Illegal Immigrants, Liberals, Lonegan, New Jersey, Pay for Play, Republicans, RINO | , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Chris Christie, from nothing to 53 ways now to fix New Jersey!

Just when I thought it was safe, I found out Chris Christie has added another two ways to fix New Jersey.  This is amazing that a person who had NO ideas or plans just a few months ago, now has 53 ways.  I guess he is staying up nights thinking them up.  Of course this would explain his ducking opportunitiesto debate Steve Lonegan, he is just too tired!  Anyway, let’s take a look at the latest two ways that Chris Christie is going to fix New Jersey:

  • 52. I will increase the transparency required of candidates seeking office by making the State’s currently inadequate Personal Financial Disclosure Statements match the same heightened level of transparency as their federal counterpart, which will provide voters with a more detailed, comprehensive look at those on the ballot.  When I hear statements like this, I think I am listening to a socialist.  What does the PERSONAL financial information of a candidate have to be made public?  Certain things in this country should be kept a secret and  personal information is one of those items.  If a candidate wants to make their financial information public, that is their decision, but it should not be mandatory.  I cannot believe that any voter is going to choose a particular candidate by what he or she is worth.  Hopefully, they will make that decision after learning through debates and direct questioning the candidates positions on the issues.  This is not a way to fix New Jersey, this is a way to make it a more socialist state.  Of course, Christie makes this promise, but only the assembly and senate can make this a law. 
  • 53. I will allow voters the opportunity to access candidates’ Personal Financial Disclosure Statements online. Currently, these Statements can only be accessed in person, in Trenton. I’ve already proactively posted my Statement on this website to allow you the opportunity to view my financial background.   Again, why does Christie want to invade the privacy of a person?  Why does he think that a person should give up their rights, just because they want to run for public office?  If this is his position, it sure seems that he is more of a socialist than a republican.  It is one thing to know if a current elected official might have conflicts of interest regarding state business and their personal finances.  It is totally different for a person seeking office to have to disclose personal and private information.  Come on Chris, just because you don’t mind posting your private information, don’t think that others should have to give up their rights.  One other thing, he can’t make this happen, but would have to have the assembly and senate pass a law to make it a requirement. 

Well, those are the latest fixes from Christie.  I guess he now thinks that one has to give up their rights to privacy in order to run for public office.  What a sad day it will be in New Jersey if this ever comes to pass.  It seems that we are now seeing the true Chris Christie, liberal socialist, rather than a conservative republican!

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Hey Chris, while you are pushing your socialist ideas don’t forget the number one item in New Jersey; “IT’S TAXES, STUPID”!

April 18, 2009 Posted by | Borrowing, Budget, Chris Christie, Christie, Conservative, Corzine, democrats, Governor's Race, illegal aliens, Illegal Immigrants, Lawyers, Liberals, Lonegan, New Jersey, Pay for Play, Republicans, RINO, Taxes | , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Chris Christie, from nothing to 51 ways to fix New Jersey in less than three months. (Final 11)

Well, let’s finish up our analysis of Chris Chrisitie’s 51 ways to fix New Jersey.  Hopefully, we can find a few ways that Chris can actually make happen, since up to now, it seems he can’t keep his word on most of these promises.  So getting right to it, here are the last eleven ways:

  • 41. I will eliminate special interest labor union giveaways that increase spending and taxes by ending the use of project labor agreements, which drive up the cost of public construction projects and fail to deliver a public benefit at a time when the economy is shedding jobs and taxpayers are struggling to make ends meet.  Once again, Chris makes a promise here that does not make a lot of sense.  First off, look at the last part of the promises, will he only eliminate these special labor union giveaways when the economy is bad?  Hey Chris, how about when the economy is good?  Further, will you have to have the legislature pass laws that will allow the use of non-union workers on state contracts?  Chris, please explain this promise so we can understand exactly what you want to do here.
  • 42. I will save taxpayers hundreds of millions of dollars and expedite key projectsby utilizing innovative procurement methodologies like Design/Build/Operate/Maintain (DBOM).  Wow, save “hundreds of millions of dollars” !  Now that sounds like a real plan.  But, before going further, do you really know what DBOM is?  Design, Build, Operate and Maintain is a great idea, but not one that is possible in most government contracts for capital projects.  Let’s just use one simple area of state expenditures to show how silly this concept is, highways.  Designing a highway is a cooperative effort between the Department of Transportation (DOT) and the contractor who will actually build the project.  Of course building the project is the contractor’s responsibility, with the over site of DOT.  When the road is finally built, no contractor will “operate or maintain” the highway, since this is not their business.  They just are not equipped for this kind of business.  The responsibility for the operation and maintenance will go to DOT, since this is the reason this department exists.  Once again, can you give us an example of where you would apply DBOM and just how you came up with “hundreds of millions of dollars” of savings.
  • 43. I will eliminate the Legislature’s conflicts of interest by strengthening ethics laws to require State Legislators to either recuse themselves from legislative actions that affect their private sector interests, or publicly disclose these conflicts when they occur.  I think you better go back and study how democratic government works.  The governor cannot strengthen ethics laws, that is only something that can be done by the assembly and senate.  You might suggest that they pass those types of laws, but this is another promise you cannot keep.
  • 44. I will fully eliminate dual office-holding by our State’s elected officials by proposing immediate changes to state law.  Once again, this is a promise you can’t keep, since YOU cannot eliminate dual office-holding, only the assembly and senate can do that.  Of course, you can suggest that our elected officials pass a law like that, but that is all. 
  • 45. I will ban the practice of dual public employment, whereby one person holds a full-time government job while also holding a salaried, elected position. This is one item, that I believe is not just unconstitutional, but also un-american.  If a person has a job like police officer, fireman, teacher, department of public works employee, why should they not be allowed to exercise their constitutional rights and run for office.  Why can’t a police officer also be a school board member?  How about a teacher also being a town council member?   These elected offices do carry small stipend or salary, but to deny  a person their constitutional rights only because they are public employees, is just plain wrong!  What should be proposed though, is an elected official cannot then become a public employee in any position in which they would have authority over in their elected office, without first resigning from that office.  For example, a member of the school board, could not become a teacher in that school district until they resigned from the board.  Come on Chris, being a lawyer, you should know better than to step on people’s rights.
  • 46. I will reform New Jersey’s boards and commissions by only appointing those without conflicts of interest, refusing to create boards and commissions where the memberships create new conflicts of interest, and implementing statutory changes (as needed) to remove any current agency members with conflicts of interest.  I do believe this is one thing he can do, since the governor does appoint many members to various boards and commissions.  The only thing I see being an impediment, is the multitude of favors he will owe all of the people who have blindly endorsed him for governor.  Unless there has  been radical changes in how politics are carried out in New Jersey, these appointments are normally given to those who have supported the governor in one way or another.  Only time will tell if Chris will actually keep this promise, since it is one that he could keep.
  • 47. I will hold government officials accountable for their actions by requiring any elected or appointed official convicted of a crime connected to their official position to forfeit their pension benefits.  This promise will require more than Chris holding officials accountable.  Pension benefits are a contractual item.  They can only be modified or denied by negotiation or judicial methods, not by a governor’s whim.  Once again, I feel that this is a promise that Christie won’t be able to keep.
  • 48. I will strengthen our weak “pay to play” laws by eliminating special interest labor union loopholes to ensure labor unions are treated just like any other entities that have contracts with government.  This again is a promise that Christie can’t keep.  Only the assembly and senate can pass a law that would stop this practise.  One has to wonder how much of a chance that would have of passing, since the representatives and senators receive a lot of money from the unions.  One other thing also, will Christie push for a “Play then Pay” law which would prevent accepting campaign money from people who had benefited from contracts that one gave them prior to their seeking office?
  • 49. I will give New Jerseyans a stronger voice in government by amending the State Constitution to create a statewide initiative and referendum process to allow public questions to be placed on the ballot.  Chris, Chris, Chris, listen to what you said, “I will give New Jerseyans a stronger voice” but then you acknowledge that the State Constitution has to be amended.  Again, this is promise you can’t keep.  You can suggest this change be made, but unless the assembly and senate agree to ask for an amendment, this will go no where.
  • 50. I will provide New Jerseyans regularly occurring opportunities to petition for their government for action by amending the State Constitution to include a provision, whereby every 10 years, voters will have the opportunity to convene a popularly-elected Constitutional Convention.  Again, Chris has promised something he cannot deliver!  This would require an amendment to the state constitution.  This can only be done by the assembly and senate, not the governor!  Come on Chris, tell us how you could get this done.
  • 51. I will increase honesty and openness in government by requiring fully search-able and transparent websites for all state and local governments and school districts, providing links to property records and taxes, government payrolls, expenditures, school performance report cards, and other information. All information would be accessible to the public no later than 45 days following the close of each fiscal year.  Once again, here is a promise that he has not chance of keeping, and is just arrogant.  If he wants to do something like this, just stick to the state level.  Let the counties and local governments make their own rules.  The last thing Christie should be worrying about is local government.  In most cases in the state, this level of government is running pretty good, and would run better with less state interference, not more.  Chris, worry about the state, and let local government do what it does best, taking care of the citizens of the towns and cities they serve.

Well, that is a review of the 51 ways that Chris Christie says will fix New Jersey.  The problem I see with them, is that except for a few of them,  most of them are ones that he cannot do a thing about.  Most of them would require new laws, or constitutional amendments.  Others would require larger government, and more expenses, not less.   All of them though, have no example of just what he would do to keep these promises.  One would have more confidence in these promises, if Chris would offer specific examples of items he would change, and just how he would accomplish it.  Well, I for one always want to know if “Promises made” can actually become “Promises kept”.  I guess Chris does not want to have that being held over his head if he should become governor.

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Hey Chris Christie, it is great to have 51 ways to fix New Jersey, but don’t ever forget the most important thing of all, “IT’S TAXES, STUPID”!

April 17, 2009 Posted by | Borrowing, Budget, Chris Christie, Christie, Conservative, Corzine, Debt, democrats, Governor's Race, illegal aliens, Illegal Immigrants, Lawyers, Liberals, Lonegan, New Jersey, Pay for Play, Property Taxes, Republicans, Taxes | , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment