Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Blue Jersey Reporting From The Toilet

How can anyone take these moonbats seriously?

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Monday, May 14, 2007

A Vested Interest

The opinionated moonbat has found some people who agree with his view about the “Fort Dix Six” case, thus supposedly proving his towering intellect and the stupidity of anyone who disagrees with him.

His latest post includes this quote from a CJR Daily article complaining about media coverage of the New Jersey arrests.

The Bush administration’s Justice Department has a vested interest in portraying every “plot” it busts as the next 9/11, regardless of how embryonic or feeble. It serves as a distraction from the administration’s failures in Iraq and elsewhere, it perpetuates the state of fear that has served this White House well in recent years, and it justifies the massive Homeland Security bureaucracy.
That conclusion was backed up with exhibit A, an article from the New York Times, which includes this:

In Washington, senior law enforcement officials said that while the charges against those arrested were serious, there was no evidence that they were connected with any foreign terrorist organizations or broader conspiracy.
White House spokesman Tony Snow gave a brief statement last week saying essentially the same thing when asked about the case by reporters.

Some hype. I detect a vested interest by the left in ridiculing the criminal charges and by extension, President Bush.

The opinionated moonbat, Steven Hart, also wants you to know most people reading his blog agree with him. A lefty blog linked to one of his earlier posts in which he claimed the real leader of the “Fort Dix Six” was the FBI informant.

My last post attracted a swarm of comments. Most agreed with the post, but there were a couple of loopy anti-Semiti cconsipracy (sic) buffs who had to be relegated to the spam bin, and a few rumpus-room Churchills who instantly equate skeptics with Neville Chamberlain. These 28-Percenters are immune to fact, argument and memory — despite the Bush administration’s record of ineptitude and corruption, they have been imprinted with the idea that Bush is a stalwart guardian of the West.

You can lead a winger to water but you can’t make him think. Island environments, isolated from competition and natural selection in the larger world, tend to produce the strangest life forms. Intellectual isolation appears to have the same effect. Long after the Bushies and their Republican handmaidens have been evicted from power and the great cleaning-up has begun, the bizarre fauna of Wingerworld will still be building their bunkers on the beach and jumping at shadows in the woods, building their alternate-universe mythology around the greatness of George W. Bush.

Let them stay there. In fact, their perfect intellectual isolation makes them ideal specimens for display to future Americans who might find it hard to believe that this country could have gone so wrong at the start of the 21st century.

You can read his entire” Pizza Plotters and the 28-Percenters on Fantasy Island” post here and check out the comments on his post he’s talking about here.

In the meantime here are the comments he received from dissenters to his screed and a selection of comments from his supporters. Comments by “rumpus-room Churchills” are in red.

1. Vile Whig Says: Sounds like the FBI got hold of a script David Chase threw out……

9. MarkedExcess Says: So, are you suggesting they are innocent of any wrongdoing and should not have been arrested?

11. Dr. Acula Says: I wonder how much $ the FBI wasted on this case?

15. Rebecca Aguilar Says: I thought the air had been deprived of oxygen when this “terrorist plot” story broke. Pinning something like this on MORONS who would have been undetected but for their pizza cravings? Thanks for the fresh air.

16. ann Says: The only time the FBI can report that it has twarted (sic) another terrorist plot is when they create the scenario. But dontcha feel all warm and safe and fuzzy about Bush now? He’s really working hard to keep us safe.

17. MarkedExcess Says: So, let’s assume what we know about these morons is basically correct, and assume that they weren’t significantly manipulated by the FBI agent.Should we laugh it all off, as if they were 5 year olds running around the backyard with plastic guns yelling bang-bang? Or should they do a long stretch in prison? Or something in between?

18. John Clavis Says: Have you ever noticed that when someone antagonistically starts their comment with “So are you saying…”, they usually follow by intentionally mischaracterizing the argument being made, so as to be able to prevent cognitive dissonance by maintaining the notion that all dissenters are crazy America-haters.It should be obvious to anyone who can read and who isn’t mentally retarded what the point is being made here.

19. orby Says: so….this has just been bugging me for a while….why exactly are these guys referred to as “terrorists”? they were targeting a *military* target. they apparently had no plans to kill civilians. are now any attacks on our actual military units considered terrorist acts? does anyone in the media (or the government) know what the word “terror” actually means?

20. Tareq Says: At least, one finds some intelligent Americans. When one watches how Americans are so happy that they caught a bunch of guys like these, one wonders “Are Americans that weak that they need to boost their self-esteem, glorify themselves, and feel proud over “capturing” a bunch of guys like these (you can’t even call them a gang, not to mention a terrorist cell)?” But sadly, you, the intelligent Americans, are a minority.

21. alisbasement Says: This is a straight up witch hunt and these guys are being framed. Proud (and innocent) Muslim Americans, who are just trying to achieve the American dream like everyone else, now live in fear due to this form of entrapment, what is this world coming to?

23. Legalpad Says: The moment the story broke, timed to distract from and offset damaging news on Iraq, it was obvious that this was a propaganda set piece. They’ve had this in the can for over a year. …The true criminals are in the White House. 9/11 was an inside job; this is just part of the mythmaking to keep the larger fraud alive.

25. Out Raged Says: Wonder what the real terrorists are up to while we waste time and money on a bunch of guys who couldn’t find their asses with both hands and a map.

26. Ellen1910 Says: “I’m just glad this is going to play out in court . .” Not a chance. They’ll plead”

27. LoudPatriot Says: Where’s Osama?

29. Stus Says: And the timing is sooo convenient, when the public is getting tired and disillusioned about the Forever Wars in Iraq and GWOT.

31. Margaret Says: Osama bin Laden has promised to kill 4 million Americans and all the government can do is get informants to entrap not very bright people. Shah had no weapons, no plan, and no contacts with al-qaeda. If any case is cheesy, this one certainly is.

33. eldiablotejas Says: Obviously none of you little snots have ever been in a fire fight. If you had you would know that even a bad shot can kill you.

35. gwaltrip Says: Wow, Denial in Action. Now you know why we don’t trust you liberals and Democrats with National Security.

37. Steven Hart Says: That’s rich, gwaltrip. Liberals and Democrats would know which country to invade. They’re also more interested in catching Bin Laden than entrapping pizza men. Go back to watching “24″ now.
Hart’s got a point about Democrats. President Clinton made a persuasive case for regime change and attacking Iraq militarily. A Democratic Party-controlled Senate authorized the war in Iraq – 77 to 23. The rest of the moonbat’s rant is just nonsense.

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Saturday, May 12, 2007

Blue Jersey with a Twist

When I first heard of the Fort Dix Six terror bust I was suspicious.”

Get ready, another moonbat conspiracy theory is about to be revealed courtesy of Blue Jersey:

Now we have an amazing new twist to the Fort Dix Six where one of the "terrorists" Chris Christie arrested this week: he tried to turn in the FBI informant for plotting to attack Fort Dix!
He did? How do you reach that conclusion from the article or this passage he uses ?

Also, one of the men, Tatar, called a Philadelphia police officer in November, saying that he had been approached by someone who was pressuring him to obtain a map of Fort Dix, and that he feared the incident was terrorist-related, according to court documents.
Gee, I wonder how the reporter found out about this? Anyway, the moonbat thinks he’s on to something. He’s also highly suspicious of the Bush administration, the US Attorney General, the U.S. Attorney Chris Christie and the FBI. Inquiring minds want to know:

Did Christie and the FBI know that one of their terrorists was trying to foil the terrorist plot? And did the FBI or the US Attorney General tell the Philadelphia Police to back off? It's another couple questions some enterprising reporter should ask him.
This “amazing new twist” and the answers to the moonbat’s questions are contained in the U.S. Attorney’s criminal complaints which include the affidavit submitted by the FBI;

In a possible effort to determine whether CW-1 was a law enforcement officer, SERDAR TATAR on November 15, 2006 contacted a sergeant with the Philadelphia Police department and stated that he had been approached by an individual who had pressured him to acquire maps of Fort Dix. TATAR also told the police officer that he did not supply the map and was fearful that the incident was terrorist-related. The sergeant telephoned the FBI in TATAR’s presence.

On or about December 7, 2006, law enforcement officers with the FBI interviewed SERDAR TATAR. TATAR falsely told the interviewing officers that he was not a part of the plot to attack Fort Dix and did not know any of the parties that may be involved. TATAR three times falsely denied that he had provided a map of Fort Dix to anyone.
Is this Blue Jersey guy just stupid or was he lamely trying to misinform people? My guess, probably both.

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Friday, May 11, 2007

The F.B.I. Made Them Do It

The role of an F.B.I. informer draws praise as well as questions about legitimacy according to an article by the New York Times. Read the entire article and it becomes apparent the doubts about the role of the mole are coming from two lawyers representing two of the “Fort Dix Six” - with an assist from the reporter.

The Times article led the opinioned moonbat to produce a cheesy post concluding the real leader of the group was the guy sent to bust them – the FBI informer. An interesting theory considering they made a video of themselves “shooting assault weapons and shouting about jihad” three months before the first informant infiltrated the group. They being Dritan Duka, Eljvir Duka, Shain Duka, Serdar Tatar, Mohamad Shnewer and Agron Abdullahu.

The criminal complaints and the affidavit submitted by the FBI are backed up with audio recording and video tapes. A trial will tell if the six are guilty of any or all of the charges, but “the FBI made do it” is a rather weak defense. The “I was a defenseless illegal alien” probably won’t wash either, but this is New Jersey so anything’s possible.

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Thursday, May 10, 2007

Habitual Liar

NJ Senate President Dick Codey views Anthony Coley, Gov. Jon Corzine's Communications Director, as a habitual liar.

“We've accomplished a lot in our first year, but I know Governor Corzine has only begun to bring the kind of lasting change that New Jersey deserves." Anthony Coley - April 9, 2007

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Wednesday, May 09, 2007

The State of Blue Debate

How can anyone take Blue Jersey blogger Juan Melli-Huber’s seriously? His contributions consist of snide remarks, sophomoric tactics, exaggerations and outright lies to counter positions different from his. Here’s the latest example.

Some in New Jersey’s legislature and Melli-Huber think the state’s death penalty should be abolished for all crimes. State Sen. Gerald Cardinale disagrees and released a statement. Here it is in its entirety:

Senator Gerald Cardinale, (R-39), issued the following statement regarding the Trenton Democrat’s plans to abolish the death penalty in New Jersey without retaining exemptions for terrorists, cop killers and child rapists and murderers.

"Less than 48 hours before the Senate Judiciary Committee moves legislation that will ban capital punishment for terrorists in New Jersey a terrorist cell was captured planning to massacre personnel at Fort Dix. Now that we have confirmation that terrorists are actively operating in New Jersey we must retain the option of the ultimate punishment for those who conspire to commit mass murder as well as cop killers and child sex fiends."
Keep in mind the New Jersey Legislature voted unanimously back in March 2002 to make murder committed through terrorism punishable by death (NJSA 2C:11-3C).

Here, in its entirety, is Melli-Huber’s response to Cardinale’s statement:

State Senator Gerald Cardinale (R-39) voted earlier this year for a 20% property tax credit which would have benefited the alleged Fort Dix terrorists from Cherry Hill and Buena Vista Township. Under the plan he supported, would-be terrorist homeowners residing in New Jersey - like those charged today - could see their property taxes cut by up to 20%, depending on their income level. This would enable the terrorists to purchase more guns and other weapons.

Yes, it's pretty ridiculous to play politics with terrorism, but that's exactly what Senator Cardinale is trying to do by painting those who oppose capital punishment as pro-terrorist. Nevermind (sic) the fact that terrorists would most likely be prosecuted under federal law. This is nothing less than crass opportunism and divisive fearmongering(sic).
See what I mean about Melli-Huber? Disagree with him and he responds with total nonsense. Cardinale didn’t paint anyone as pro-terrorist. He’s advocating a position that five years ago had unanimous bipartisan support in New Jersey. There’s nothing crass, opportunistic, divisive or fear mongering for a state senator to express his opinion about pending legislation. That’s his job.

If Melli-Huber had a strong case for banning the death penalty for terrorists, cop killers and child murderers he could have presented it. He didn’t. How can anyone pretend this guy is some sort of serious political player? What’s the purpose of his blog - an Orwellian test project?

The purpose of mine is to expose moonbats.

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Monday, May 07, 2007

The Trenton Syndicate

Blame the the Trenton Syndicate, the Jersey boys are up to no good again.

Hackers have inserted errors into a number of these posts. I will continue to make corrections on a daily basis. Somebody does not want people paying too much attention to what goes on in New Jersey with your tax dollars. I wonder why?
Another moonbat exposed.


Sunday, May 06, 2007

Moonbat In Eco-FantasyLand

According to the opinioned moonbat:
At this pivotal moment in history, the Bush response to any challenge boils down to one of the three Bs: Buy it, bomb it or bullshit it. When it comes to environmental matters, “bullshit it” is in full effect. Instead of looking for innovative approaches that embody the spirit of enterprise and capitalism, Bushie conservatives like Glenn Beck give us tired spin points and discredited non-arguments.
What country embodies that spirit, especially when it comes to environmental matters? The moonbat tells us it’s communist China. Who knew?

Last month the International Energy Agency's chief economist was telling us China was poised to become the world's greatest emitter of greenhouse gases before the end of 2007. Sixteen of the 20 most polluted cities in the world are in China and 70% of the country’s rivers and lakes are so full of toxins they can no longer be used for drinking water.

Forget those tied spin points and everything you’ve learned about China. The moonbat’s excited about a meeting of Marxism and mammon on the mudflats of the Yangtse. He’s read an article about Dongtan, the eco-village the Chinese plan to build on the island of Chongming, near Shanghai - thus his latest anti-American toxic emission. Trashing President Bush is just a recycling of his usual garbage.
But what I love about this article is the way it shows that out there in the larger world, beyond the ring of back-scratching crony capitalists, petrochemical flacks and ideological clowns that have America in a hammerlock, people are still thinking and trying new things.
Communist propaganda? Is that new? Dongtan only exists on paper, but China does plan to have phase one of the Potemkin eco-village completed by the 2010 “Better City, Better Life”, Shanghai World Expo.

As for what kind of sustainable industries will provide jobs for Dongtan residents, consultants have that figured out too. Planners anticipate jobs in education, food research and production, health care and “of course, ecotourism will become a significant industry’

International investors have been invited to take part in the first round of funding for Dongtan and last year Dublin-based property developer, Treasury Holdings, pledged a massive €1.2bn investment for the project.
Treasury is keen to develop the leisure and recreational facilities of Chongming, which will include golf courses, hotels, restaurants and what the group refers to as an 'equine centre' - horseracing is rare in China, where gambling is illegal, though widely practised.
Eco-fantasyland. Back in the real world, it’s George Bush who bought a ranch and built a house that incorporates every "green" feature current home construction can provide - Al Gore is the one in full “bullshit it” mode.

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Thursday, May 03, 2007

Steven Hart Beclowned, Again

The opinionated moonbat has beclowned himself yet again with his latest post, to wit. A New York Times article begins:
For a people whose deep national pride is in bestowing the Nobel Peace Prize, Norwegians are developing a reputation for throwing some sharp elbows.
The moonbat opines on the piece and adds this:
Memo to New York Times copy editors: The Nobel prizes are awarded in Sweden, not Norway. I guess the little slanty lines through the Os threw you off.
The Nobel Peace Prize is in fact unique, awarded by a committee of five, appointed by the Norwegian parliament. The Peace Prize ceremony takes place every year on December 10 in Oslo, Norway and is presented to the winner by the Chairman of the Norwegian Nobel Committee in the presence of the King of Norway.


Monday, April 30, 2007

Dopey Logic

On minute the opinionated moonbat is railing against the pseudoscience and half-smart arguments people put up to defend smoking and the next he’s calling pot smoking a benign vice.

I don’t use the stuff and I never have. But I also recognize that pot smoking is one of the most benign vices known to man. Its removal from the list of banned substances would send scary statistics about illegal drug use plummeting, taking with it the “War on Drugs” and its well-funded array of programs and military toys.
He’s all in on the drug-abuse industrial complex conspiracy theory so no logic is required. I’d say he must have missed the April 29 Addendum to the Slate piece he quoted and this bit of scientific information from the experts, but it probably wouldn’t matter.

Brain scans pinpoint cannabis mental health risk. "It's no longer a contentious issue. The expert community, by and large, accepts that cannabis contributes to the onset of psychotic symptoms in general and the severe form of psychosis, schizophrenia."

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Sunday, April 29, 2007

Blue Jersey Plumbs New Depths

Blue Jersey has hired ein kleine moonbat to cover the “statehouse beat” in Trenton.

Blue Jersey now has its own Statehouse correspondent to keep an eye and ear on what's going on in the capitol. So from now on, when something goes down in Trenton, you'll know about it because we'll be there taking plenty of notes. We believe this arrangement -- a fully-credentialed blogger covering the statehouse beat -- is truly revolutionary. This may even be a first for the progressive blogosphere.
Fully credentialed? Please.

“Bona fide press credentials” are defined as those issued by the New Jersey Press Association, in association with the New Jersey Broadcasters Association and the New Jersey Cable Association and authorized through the New Jersey State Police and the Office of the Attorney General.
Here’s hoping BJ is paying him a living wage and providing him with quality benefits. I for one am tired of supporting unemployed moonbats so that they can play at being a political activist.

Update:Here’s another gadfly with press credentials blogging from the U.N. He lives on the money from several fellowships he won a few years ago.

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Saturday, April 28, 2007

Talking Trash

Twenty years ago, New Jersey became the first state to require mandatory recycling and by 1997 recycled an average 67.1 percent of the glass, metal, plastic and paper that used to wind up in garbage dumps. Now that number is down to 34.3 percent.

Care to guess which zip codes fail to observe mandatory recycling? Care to guess why there’s less recycling according to state officials? The “absence of state and local aid” and the “lack of public education” are the reasons “New Jersey ranks is in the middle of the recycling barrel”.

Not to worry. Democrats have a plan. “We must explore every legislative, regulatory and economic tool available to meet the challenge of boosting our recycling rate.” In other words,” we’ve hit on a great excuse to take more of your money”. State bureaucrats want to impose a new garbage tax to raise $650 million.

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Friday, April 27, 2007

A New Fig Leaf

Remember Steve Kornacki late of Politics NJ, then Roll Call, then Politics NH, then the New York Observer? Now he’s also an organizer for Unity08, a group that is advocating a "bipartisan Presidential ticket" in 2008.

What a joke. Kornacki has been a Democratic Party hack in every job he’s had. Others are beginning to notice. From Slate’s Mickey Kaus:

Note to Doug Bailey and Gerald Rafshoon of Unity08: Is Steve Kornacki really the guy you want as "an organizer for Unity08"? Judging from this ill-supported pro-Pelosi party-line op-ed in the New York Observer, Kornacki doesn't seem to think that (to quote from the Unity '08's "What We Believe" statement):

neither of today's major parties reflects the aspirations, fears or will of the majority of Americans. Both have polarized and alienated the people.

He seems like an enthusiastic Dem. Nothing wrong with that! But aren't the best organizers people who actually believe in their cause? … Have the Democrats completely coopted or overshadowed your message?
No, not Democrats – moonbat Democrats. Kornacki’s cause is the same; he’s just changed his fig leaf.

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Thursday, April 26, 2007

Bright Stuff

The opinionated moonbat is spreading his neo-atheist message and the Xpatriated moonbat is covering all the bases.

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Wednesday, April 25, 2007

‘Ghost‘ Classes

Another great moment for an Abbott School district:

A New Jersey Department of Education report will be presented tomorrow night on its investigation of a whistleblower’s accusations that Trenton school transcripts were falsified and students were given grades for "ghost" classes.

Beverly Jones, a 32-year veteran teacher in the Trenton School system, has accused three former school administrators of playing a role in the alleged fictitious accounting of records and grades for at least 160 students.

Jones, a New Jersey Department of Education Teacher of the Year award winner in 2004, said she petitioned the Attorney General, Mercer County Prosecutor’s Office and New Jersey Department of Education regarding her allegations.

A city official speaking off the record said the report will vindicate Jones, who was suspended by the school district in 2005 for alleged misconduct (that case is still pending).


Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Muslim Spiritual Leader Busted

Mazen Mokhtar, a spiritual leader in New Jersey's Muslim community, was arrested today after a federal grand jury indicted him on tax fraud charges.

A five-count indictment charges the 38-year-old Egyptian-born American citizen with two counts of failing to file business tax returns for his computer consulting company, Mindcraft, Inc. and three counts of filing false personal tax returns.

Mokhtar's name previously surfaced in a broader investigation into a suspected terrorist network based in Britain. Three years ago, federal investigators in Connecticut said a Web site administered by a New Jersey resident was used in a conspiracy to solicit funds and recruit fighters for the Taliban and the Chechen mujahadeen. At the time, Mokhtar acknowledged that he was the suspect in question, but denied the charges.

Mokhtar, a resident of North Brunswick, was released on a $100,000 secured bond.

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Sunday, April 22, 2007

Earth Day

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Saturday, April 21, 2007

No Excuses for Illegal Aliens

It’s estimated that 4,380 American’s are murdered each year by illegal aliens. Joseph Tremarco, 23, from Long Hill, NJ is one of them.

Tremarco was beaten to death in Plainfield, NJ by, Morente Dubon, a 21 year-old illegal alien from Guatemala. Dubon killed Tremarco by beating him in the head with metal objects from a scrap metal yard. He then moved the body in the victim’s truck to North Plainfield and fled. The police are still looking for Dubon, who lived in Middlesex County and worked in Plainfield.

From the opinionated moonbat’s greatest hits, with obscenities bleeped:

I’ll bet a significant percentage of the people living here are illegals.

And I for one couldn’t care less. To put it even more bluntly, I don’t give a sh*t.

Even some of my more fair-minded and liberal acquaintances betray a slightly weird streak of nativism when the topic of amnesty for illegals comes up.

“You wanna reward people for breaking the law?” they ask, and I say, “If the law was written by WASPs to discriminate against dark-skinned people, then frankly, my dear, I don’t give a damn who breaks it.”

They fought their way to get here because they wanted something better, which is the exact same reason my relatives wanted to come here. And if they didn’t come through Ellis Island to get chalk marks put on their backs and their names anglicized, all I can say is, Big f**king deal.

Anyone even slightly familiar with the Hart-Celler Act of 1965, the foundation of current U.S. immigration law, knows it wasn’t “written by WASPs to discriminate against dark-skinned people”. In fact, the act dramatically changed the pattern of legal immigration to the United States, which in turn greatly changed the racial and ethnic composition of the country.

In 1970, whites (mostly native-born) comprised 83 percent of the U.S. population; blacks (almost all native-born) were 11 percent; Asians and Pacific Islanders (almost all foreign-born) were 1 percent; and Latinos (mostly foreign-born) were 4 percent.

By 2000, the figures were, respectively, 69 percent, 13 percent, 4 percent, and 13 percent. Unless these policies are changed, racial and ethnic minorities will grow as a percentage of the population until European Americans are less than half the population by roughly 2050.
A million people from every corner of the world legally immigrate to the United States each year. They come to this country because they believe it is superior to the one they left behind by virtue of the very fact of their immigration. If you want to blame WASPs for writing the immigration laws that make it possible, then credit those WASPs for creating the economic and legal systems that make the U.S. “something better”.

The color of one’s skin or country of origin should not excuse entering or remaining in the U.S. illegally. The question is why the opinionated moonbat thinks it does? Crickets.

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Friday, April 20, 2007

New Jersey’s Patronage Pits

Disgraced former governor, James “Machiavelli” McGreevey, has landed himself a job teaching law, ethics and leadership at Kean University. Ironically, McGreevey will be helping to drain the state’s coffers at a state college built on 150 acres of land donated by former NJ Gov.Tom Kean’s family.

With the new post, McGreevey can once again accrue credits for years of service in the state pension system because Kean is a public college. McGreevey, 49, already has more than 19 years of service in the pension system. His final retirement benefit will be calculated based mostly on his nearly three years as governor, when he earned $157,000 a year. He will be eligible for his full pension once he has 25 years in the system and reaches his 60th birthday.
New Jersey’s taxpayer funded universities and colleges are major patronage pits for the Democratic Party. Sen. Wayne Bryant with a no-work position at New Jersey’s University of Medicine and Dentistry, former Gov. Jim Florio with his $96,632 salary for teaching one day per week at Rutgers and now, even the Xpatriated moonbat is cashing in at New Jersey City University. That's to name just a few. But hey, "it’s for the children”!

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Thursday, April 19, 2007

Security Wise or Warrior Wimps?

The opinioned moonbat says “that St. Paul is getting ready to spend over $4 million on security measures so the Spartan warriors of the GOP won’t soil their loincloths at the sight of some Code Pink ladies waving signs”.

Strange, isn’t it, how the Republicans who spend their days calling liberals and Democrats a bunch of wimps turn into a clutch of shivering mice at the thought of facing left-wing protestors?

Day in, day out, winger commentators are denouncing lefties as a bunch of white wine and Brie scarfing pantywaists who can’t be trusted to carry out a decent war. But when these stalwart warriors get together for their quadrennial gathering of the wingnut flock, their terror of the pantywaists is such that they can hardly bring themselves to fly in unless the gathering place is surrounded by platoons of cops and miles of chain-link fence.

So, by all means, let the St. Paul authorities squander millions of dollars to protect the Republicans from the scary liberals.
The moonbat forgot to mention security planning is also underway for the 2008 "pantywaist" convention to be held in Denver.

Security will be tight during the 4 day event and run up a tab of about $35 million.
The moonbat’s idiocy continues with this little know fact, pushed by The World Socialists. According to the opinioned moonbat:

The worst political violence to take place in America in recent years took place in Florida in November 2000 when a mob of Republican operatives attacked the Dade County canvassing board as it attempted to evaluate and recount disputed ballots in the presidential election.
A small protest did occur and the Miami-Dade Democratic Party chairman was pushed, but no one ever "attacked" any member of the Dade County canvassing board. David Leahy, the Dade County's supervisor of elections and a member of the canvassing board said "At no moment was I intimidated." Leahy told the told the Los Angeles Times: "I was not intimidated by that protest. I saw it for what it was ... a noisy, peaceful protest."

In reality, the worst recent political violence took place in December 1999 over a WTO meeting in Seattle:

President Bill Clinton arrived here Wednesday, in a shaken and subdued city, and immediately sought to move beyond the violent demonstrations that a day earlier disrupted World Trade Organization meetings, hoping to persuade delegates that a deal could still be rescued to further open world markets.

The disturbances Tuesday, and the show of police force used in reclaiming the area, was of a magnitude unseen in the United States since the anti-Vietnam War and civil rights demonstrations of the 1960s and '70s.

The demonstration turned violent after small numbers of youths in ski masks and bandannas began breaking windows in downtown banks, restaurants and shops, overturning trash bins, setting garbage on fire and vandalizing police cars and city buses.

Riot police enforced a state of civil emergency declared by Mayor Paul Schell; all demonstrations were banned in a large area, and protesters faced immediate arrest. The governor of Washington state, Gary Locke, called in unarmed National Guard units. The Seattle police chief, Norm Stamper, said Wednesday that the state of emergency and a curfew would remain in force here until the WTO talks were over.

"Ninety-nine percent of people didn't know what the WTO was before this," said Steve York, who had come from Minneapolis for the protest, his first since the Vietnam War. "Now they do."
Is $4 million for security in Minnesota enough? I doubt it.

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Wednesday, April 18, 2007

The “Beast” Pleads Guilty

An illegal alien, living in West New York, NJ, has pleaded guilty to repeatedly raping his teenage daughter over several years and ordering her to throw her two newborn babies he fathered down an air shaft.

DNA tests showed the man fathered both babies, a girl, who was killed in 2003 and a boy, who survived, born in 2005. The baby boy was found by police at the bottom of an air shaft with a fractured skull. When authorities returned to the scene as part of their investigation, they found the mummified remains of the baby girl.

The 45-year-old man has pleaded guilty to aggravated manslaughter, aggravated assault and two counts of aggravated sexual assault and is expected to serve up to 35 years, said Mike D'Andrea, an assistant Hudson County prosecutor.

Officials say the man had a sexual relationship with his daughter beginning when she moved from El Salvador at age 13 in 2000, D'Andrea said.

The father ordered his daughter to throw the babies down the shaft, and threatened to kill her and her mother if she did not, D'Andrea said.

The defendant, who is also from El Salvador and is in this country illegally, could be deported back to that country after completing his sentence, authorities said.

The daughter has also pleaded guilty to reckless manslaughter and aggravated assault, and she faces a maximum of seven years in prison, he said.
The Jersey Journal calls the father, Jose Ventura, a ‘beast’. The beast’s lawyer describes Ventura's mental capacity as "primitive." No excuses. He was smart enough to make his way to New Jersey from El Salvador.

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Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Nothing in Common

An Xpatriated Texan now living in NJ asks, “What do Dick Cheney, George Bush, and I have in common?” I’m guessing it’s not a full-time job, taxes paid or charitable contributions.

Give up?

Here’s a clue:

If you do the math, the President had an effective tax rate of 24.3%. The Cheney’s tax rate was slightly higher - 25.8%. My wife and I hit the 25% tax bracket this year.

See any problems?

Cheney overpaid his taxes by more than I make, and he paid almost the same tax rate that I did. The President donated almost as much as my wife makes and he pays, actually, a lower rate than we do.

Sorry, but when this is true, the false protest that the rich pay too much is just hollow.

Gee. I wonder how we ended up with a budge deficit.

Yea, I see a few problems. Xpatriated is comparing his tax rate – 25% - to the percent of income the President and Vice President paid in taxes. The tax rate for Bush and Cheney was 35% . Under the worse case scenario the Xpatriateds paid 18.55 % of their income in federal income taxes.

President and Mrs. Bush contributed $78,100 to charities in 2006. This is almost as much as Xpatriated’s wife earned. Vice President Cheney and his wife donated $104,425 to charity, resulting in a $51,463 tax overpayment for 2006. This tax overpayment is more than Xpatriated made. That means the Xpatriated family made about $130,000. It also means they paid at most $20,973 in federal income taxes, 16.13% of their gross income and 18.55% of their AGI. That’s assuming no deductions for state and local taxes, mortgage interest, children, and medical expenses.

Wanna bet he reduced his income taxes with some, if not all of those deductions? The Xpatriateds would have paid income taxes to one or more states. They own a home, which means they paid property taxes and probably mortgage interest. Xpatriated had four children and added twins to his family last year. Wanna bet he paid about 15% of his adjusted income in federal income taxes?

Xpatriated’s tax anecdote sheds little light on the distribution of the federal tax burden. His little story proves only one thing, he’s either a fabulist or he can’t “do the math’. The truth is that the vast majority of federal income taxes are paid by high-income earners. Studies of aggregate data show the “rich” are paying a greater share of federal income taxes now than in 2000.

A reasonable case can be made that the “rich” are paying more than their fair share. Households earning in the top 10 percent pay 70 percent of federal income taxes. One-third of income-earning households pay no federal income taxes and $1 trillion is redistributed to the bottom 60 percent. When is enough, enough?

The federal budget deficit is actually shrinking and much faster than projected because federal tax receipts are increasing faster than spending. We’d be in surplus if guys like Xpatriated stopped demanding subsidies from taxpayers. If he got himself a full-time job he’d have more resources to support his family and he’d pay more in taxes. It’d be a win-win. But he’d rather spend his time spreading moonbattery.

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Monday, April 16, 2007

Correspondent Covariation

The opinionated moonbat used to write for a local newspaper, the Home News Tribune. He later became a contributor for the Real Estate Alert. Now he’s writing his own translation dictionary to document his obsession with the presidency of George W. Bush. His reportage about the secret government cabal against Walter Murphy has apparently ended.

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Sunday, April 15, 2007

Ask Eliot Spitzer

Here’s what the Blue Jersey moonbats aren’t saying about US Attorney Chris Christie (cross-posted on moonbat central, Kos):

Regularly defenders of US Attorney Chris Christie point to his convictions, his conviction rate or that he has nailed Republicans to counter our argument that his office's actions have influenced elections. Those are fine arguments, but ultimately they are just straw men that doesn't (sic) apply to our real argument.

We are not saying that Christie is wrongly convicting anyone. We are not saying that Christie is cutting off investigations when he finds dirty Republicans. We are not saying that Christie should not be convicting the Wayne Bryants, Craig Calloways, John Lynch's or other Democrats he's nailed. Frankly, we kind of like that.
The moonbats are saying Christie is making Democrats look bad and Republicans good.

What we are saying is that the timing of subpoenas, the publicity for investigations and Christie's own statewide speaking tours are having a positive influence on future electoral prospects for himself and the Republican party, and a negative influence on the prospects for Democrats.
The moonbats think the "Christie affect" might cause voters to turn the bums out.

These exhortations to get people active in politics can also be seen as an effort to build an informal grassroots base, much as Al Gore is being accused of doing with his An Inconvenient Truth tour. By exhorting people to political action in his role as corruption buster, Christie appears to be on an influence building tour and setting himself up to run for future office.
The moonbats think Christie’s actions are unethical and against the law.

Clearly for someone covered by the Hatch Act, which prohibits certain federal employees from engaging in politics, this speaking tour is patently unethical and should be stopped immediately.

Often the "appearance of impropriety" is enough to generate an investigation of a public official by a prosecutor. Given how he got the job, how his investigation and conviction rates have changed, and his public speaking tour there is no way anyone can say that there is no appearance any longer.
Eliot Spitzer would probaly disagrre. Ask him

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Saturday, April 14, 2007

An Intolerant State of Mind

Here’s a NJ moonbat declaring “victory over bigotry” with this progressive missive:

Now that Don Imus has been tossed off WFAN, let me know when it's safe to tune into WABC, where the mouths actually shill for the Repugs, theocrats, neofascists, homophobes & warmongers, & publish their spew in books that are on the shelves of my local library. Won't be as easy as shooting a half-dead fish in a barrel. I don't even want to think about what's on the AM radio dial west of the Delaware River.

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Friday, April 13, 2007

Public Trust Busting

Kathleen Bowler, a former teacher at Witherspoon Middle School in the Princeton Regional School district was given a four-year suspended sentence for having cybersex with students. Bowler, who taught "modern living," had pleaded guilty in December to two counts of endangering the welfare a boy and a girl, then 13.

Steven C. Cunningham, a Jersey City lawyer who works for the ACLU, earned a two-year suspension of his license for chatting online about sex with what he believed was a 12-year-old boy. “During the sessions, Cunningham “described, in lurid detail, certain sexual acts that he hoped to perform on the boy and sex acts that he hoped to teach the boy to perform on him, inviting the child to "get together in New York.”

Cunningham pled guilty to attempted endangering the welfare of a child, an act that “reflects adversely on his honest, trustworthiness or fitness a lawyer,” on Dec. 13, 2005, and was sentenced to parole supervision for the rest of his life. One member of the Supreme Court of New Jersey’s Disciplinary Review Board voted to disbar Cunningham, three to suspend him for one year, and five for two years

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Thursday, April 12, 2007

Hanlon's Razor

A NJ Moonbat writes:
Murphy’s Law tells us that whatever can go wrong, will go wrong. And the recent situation involving Professor Walter Murphy, emeritus professor of Princeton University, gives us its new corrollary (sic):“When something goes wrong and the blame can traced to the Bush administration, legions of right-wing pundits and bloggers will leap to assure everyone that nothing bad actually happened and anyone who says otherwise is a shrill conspiracy nut.

So if a wildly respected legal scholar like Walter Murphy finds himself on the Terrorist Watch list, I’m perfectly prepared to believe it may not have been because Murphy has thoroughly criticized the Bush administration for its habit of wiping its feet on the Constitution. It’s just another one of those funny coincidences. That’s what the Wall Street Journal and a gnat-swarm of winger bloggers and concern trolls would have us believe, anyway.
Walter Murphy did not find himself on the Terrorist Watch list. He found himself selected for a heightened airport security check on one leg of his trip. Had he actually been on the Terrorist Watch list he would have bee prevented from flying. He was not.

Murphy may believe he’s entitled to an exemption from airport security procedures and lost baggage, but his failure to avoid both hassles hardly proves he was a target of governmental harassment. What went wrong can be traced to an airline clerk who apparently hasn’t a clue what he’s talking about and errant baggage handling. Forget a new corollary to Murphy’s Law and remember Hanlon's Razor.

Murphy had no trouble getting a boarding pass for his return tip home and his ‘lost’ luggage was delivered to his home the same night he landed. The professor has turned inconveniences, not unique to Bush critics, into a ridiculous conspiracy theory. He is also quickly moving into tinfoil hat territory. Murphy thinks he might have been taken off the Terrorist Watch list by the NSA.

I flew back without having trouble getting a boarding pass. But when I was in Princeton, I had breakfast with former student -- a Republican congressman, and called a number of friends in my academic life, and the NSA monitors a lot of phone calls, especially cell phone calls, so I tried to use the words that might trip their computers like starting calls by saying, "I'm on the terrorist watch list" and "I've been criticizing George Bush" and if indeed these things are monitored, maybe they heard this, I don't know.
Two more moonbats exposed.

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Wednesday, April 11, 2007

A Hate Crime Against a Straight Man

Dwayne Buckle was attacked by seven NJ lesbians and then stabbed in the stomach with a steak knife by one of the women. He calls the attack "a hate crime against a straight man."

Buckle, 29, said he was in a hospital for five days and in bed at his Queens home for a month after undergoing surgery for a lacerated liver and stomach. He said he also suffered cuts, bruises, scratches and an eye injury in the attack.
Currently on trial in New York are Patreese Johnson, 20, Renata Hill, 25, Venice Brown, 19, and Terrain Dandridge, 20, all of Newark, N.J..

The defendants are charged with first- and second-degree assault and gang assault. Johnson, accused of stabbing Buckle, also is charged with second-degree attempted murder.

Three of the seven women pleaded guilty to assault charges in exchange for sentences of six months in jail and five years probation.
Tony Blair has an explanation for cases like this.

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Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Leftie Fairytales

It's been said that a conservative is a liberal who's been mugged by reality. An opinionated NJ moonbat thinks a new version of the old saw is in order.

I think the new version will have to be: A liberal is a conservative who got a close look at the Bush administration’s way of doing business.
So blinded by hatred, this moonbat is gullible enough to believe anything. In this case it’s a yarn lefties are spinning about Walter F. Murphy, a professor emeritus of jurisprudence at Princeton. The story goes that Murphy was denied a boarding pass via curb-side check in for a flight to Newark because he’s been placed on the 'Terrorist Watch list' for a speech he once gave critical of George Bush.

The only list a passenger might be on that would prevent him from boarding a plane is the 'no fly' list. Since Murphy ultimately got on the plane and flew to Newark, he self-evidently is not on that list.

More likely, though, Murphy was a "selectee"--chosen for heightened security by a process that is part random, part based on a variety of factors, most of which are not publicly disclosed, but which are known to include holding a one-way ticket and purchasing a ticket in cash.
Here’s an updated version of the adage. A liberal is someone who's been mugged by little girls and a moonbat is someone who believes leftie fairytales.

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Monday, April 09, 2007

McGreevey Claims Estranged Wife has ‘Irrational Fears’

Jim McGreevey has filed new child custody demands with the court, asking for joint custody of his 5-year-old daughter with his estranged wife, Dina Matos McGreevey.
When McGreevey filed for divorce from his second wife in February, he said the couple had resolved custody issues. But Matos McGreevey said no such agreement had occurred. The former governor then filed a revised complaint seeking custody and child support.
Now the former governor has revised his demands.
McGreevey seeks overnight parenting time with his daughter on some weekdays and weekends, and wants to share in parental decision-making. He also wants to be able to take the girl to Australia, where partner Mark O'Donnell's parents live, and to continue to teach her to swim in the pool at the home he shares with O'Donnell.
After resigning in disgrace as governor, keeping his sexual orientation a secret from his wife and humiliating her with a “tell-all” book he’s complaining.
Former Gov. James E. McGreevey also asks the judge to ensure he is not cut off from his child because of his second wife's "seemingly irrational fears" about his sexual orientation. He requests that a parenting coordinator be appointed to sort out visitation and other parenting issues.

McGreevey also claimed his wife, the primary custodial parent, has not told him about his daughter's medical tests or absences from preschool, and has complained about artwork in their home, even demanding that one nude photograph be removed.
What a pity this poor woman and child have to put up with this self-centered moonbat.