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.
Finally, one New Jersey town has given zoning board approval for a State licensed Medicinal Marijuana dispensary to open. Montclair becomes the first. But before sufferers from the nine officially designated diseases qualifying the afflicted for marijuans to ease their pain, the State is still trying to stall the program to death. Or so it seems.
The Star Ledger once declared that the Elizabeth Board of Education was the cause of those foul smells for which New Jersey is world famous. The president of the Board was arrested and charged with scaming the free lunch program.
Has everybody gone crazy? I remember reading once that people suffering from psychoses take everything seriously. They cannot recognize that metaphor, things said in humor, plays on words, exercises of imagination, and the like are not necessarily factual. They lack the quality of abstraction. All assertions are taken as fact.
Speaking of stomach-turning stories how about this one. A Jersey City career criminal who shot a 9 year old boy and an 11 year old girl on a playground in 2003, is charged with new counts of aggravated assault, possession of a weapon by a felon, and other charges over an incident in a housing complex. He had also been charged last week on narcotic and weapons charges over another incident. He had also been charged
Fifty-six percent of New Jersey schools missed the benchmark for student achievement, according to educational officials. That means fifty-six percent of our public schools did not have enough students passing state tests to meet their targets. To anyone outside the Education Cartel, that is not good news. Inside the establishment, it's Ho Hum. Failure, schmailure, so long as we keep our nice jobs.
As expected, after a short flurry of political flimflammery, the election came and went, leaving no observable change in the New Jersey political landscape in its wake. If anything, the state government is an even deeper blue. Like many voters,
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