Popular political wisdom holds that the Legislative Democrats are scheming to put Governor Christie in the political corner by loudly clamoring for Same-sex Marriage and increased Minimum Wage. The governor is considered to be opposed to both. And so if he thwarts passage of either, he can be painted as being so far-Right a conservative that he is
Talk about Carrying Coals to Newcastle, A proposal to bring a medical marijuana site to Camden has public officials in a high dudgeon. Monday, one of the six licensed marijuana providers went before the Camden Zoning board to plead their case.
In the Circus Minimus playing beneath the Gold Dome in Trenton, one center-ring attraction is the squabble over unused sick day payouts for public employees. Lump sum payouts that are bringing many city and town budgets to their knees. Forcing layoffs of police, firemen and teachers and borrowing millions just to pay ransom to those on the sick day payout gravy train.
I have come to the suspicion, amounting almost to a conviction, that our political system is screwed up beyond any hope of fixing. Short, that is, of an economic, military, or environmental disaster that wipes out the status quo and forces us back to basics. But one interesting solution
Christmas Eve we had dinner at a restaurant in Cherry Hill. Next to our table there was a large party of some dozen or more people of all ages, representing, no doubt, several generations of the same family. From the gray haired patriarch and matriarch down the age scale to young children. At first there was much happy chatter as might be expected. Right out of a Norman Rockwell painting of a close family on Christmas Eve. Then, while orders were being taken, out came the I-pads, the phones, and whatever other gadgetry that modern man cannot live..or even eat…without.
Look. Here’s what we’ve gotta do. Re-organize the season rather loosely known as Christmas and separate the Sacred from the Profane. The intertwining is destroying both. Simultaneously, Christmas , Chanukah and a
The New Jersey black bear hunt is in full swing. Mighty Hunters arrayed in their para-military-camouflaged costumes and armed with an array of weaponry, stand stalwart against the Black Bear Peril , saving us all from predations of the ovine menace
A newspaper story this week was headlined, "New Port authority Chief's focus is...Maximizing Dollars." Certainly maximizing dollars is their strong suit. They've excelled at it for years. Dozens of employees who take in more income in overtime than their base salaries, by putting in more overtime hours than there are hours in a week. At least by their accounting.
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