New Jersey SEIU Boss Exposes Himself: Why, Yes, We Do Use Union Dues To Buy Politicians
Back in July, ACORN-aficionado James O’Keefe exposed New York union bosses caught on tape showing their appreciation for the concept of taxpayer-funded “shovel ready” jobs–that is the idea of digging holes only to fill them back in and getting the government (taxpayers) to fund the make-work project. Well, Mr. O’Keefe and his hidden camera team have been at it again–this time exposing how how beholden | Read More »
Union Briefs: An Assorted Array of Raids, Rats, Refs & RICO…Oh MY!
With so much to write about (and so little time), here are a few selected news stories to remind us how today’s unions are all about…well…something. Solidarity Succumbs to Economic Greed: Teamsters attempt to raid TWU at American Airlines. Back in the 1930s through the 1950s, when the American Federation of Labor (AFL) and Congress of Industrial Organizations (CIO) were rival federations expanding their memberships | Read More »
Tags: American Airlines
, Joseph “JoJo” Burhoe
, New Jersey
, NY Giants
, Seattle Seehawks
, steve Sweeney
, Transport Workers Union
, Union Raids
CAUGHT ON TAPE: Democrat Congressional Candidate Tussles with Cameraman & Takes Camera
In the world of politics, trackers have become a part of campaign life. Sometimes they are professionals and sometimes they are concerned citizens who are simply filming and happen to catch something on camera. YouTube has become the stomping grounds for pushing video out that reveals sides of politicians that they’d rather the public didn’t see. Yet, amazingly enough, these candidates never seem to accept | Read More »
The downticket implications of Obama losing the suburbs.
You probably have heard already that the McMahon/Murphy Connecticut Senate race is getting interesting: Rasmussen and Quinnipac both came out with McMahon ahead in the polling at this point. Even the Democratic-controlled PPP couldn’t get more than a 48/44 lead for Murphy… and if you look at the trend there you’ll see that this is a steady erosion of Murphy’s lead over the course of the election season. When a candidate is getting at or above 50 and then steadily loses it – which is what happened in PPP & Quinnipac – that candidate is not in a good position. Meanwhile, over in New Jersey: the Menendez/Kyrillos Senate race is not showing the same drift. It’s in fact pretty static (if you look at the 2006 polling, Menendez is in a much better place now than he was then). Menendez is not consistently hitting 50%, but that happens a lot in NJ polling.
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Tech at Night: FCC reform, Protecting buggy whip makers, Spectrum, Democrat hacks website
Imagine if we’d banned automobiles because all the old business models that were destroyed by them got government protection. Imagine a government that unfairly killed innovation in order to give well-connected businessmen a leg up on upstart competition. That’s what big media outlets are asking for when they come after Dish Network’s innovative DVR service. And of course, given the Obama administration’s track record of | Read More »
Tags: Barack Obama
, Cliff Stearns
, Dish Network
, Felix Roque
, joe barton
, Mike Lee
, New Jersey
, Steve Scalise
Anti-Semitic stalking horses in NJ-09 Democratic primary?
It’s getting a little ugly in the NJ-09 primary. To refresh people’s memory: the recent redistricting in New Jersey (which lost one seat) ended up with producing a situation where eight term Democratic Congressman Bill Pascrell is challenging eight term Democratic Congressman Steve Rothman for the NJ-09 seat. Or perhaps it’s the other way around: the new district draws on both old districts pretty heavily. | Read More »
NJ Teachers’ Union Thugs Protest At Student’s Home To Send Father A Message
In Delsea, New Jersey, the teachers’ union (a sub-chapter of the NEA) has been fighting over the amount of their pay increases (not decreases) since 2010. On Valentine’s Day, according to NJ.com, the union teachers decided to make their grievance personal by protesting in front of the Delsea school board president’s home. Unfortunately, the school board president was not home—but his children were, including his daughter | Read More »
Will New Jersey Oust Scott Garrett?
Scott Garrett, the solidly conservative Congressman from New Jersey may be on the verge of getting a raw deal thanks to a bipartisan redistricting commission in New Jersey. Garrett could be the one Republican thrown into a district with a Democrat. Some background is here. This is unfortunate because his district is starkly different from the rest of the state. He’s got small and mid-sized | Read More »
Frank Lautenberg/Rush Holt paid out race-tinged hush money?
I believe that the word that both the senior Democratic Senator from NJ, and the Democratic Congressman from NJ-12, would insist on seeing here would be allegedly. As in, allegedly former canvass worker Christopher Nastuk was told that it would be, ah, “demographically undesirable” to use African-American canvassers in Holt’s lily-white district. Or, allegedly the minority canvassers that Nastuk did hire were fired anyway “and | Read More »
Drilling in New Jersey? No Fracking Way!
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie issued a conditional veto on a measure that would have imposed a permanent ban on hydraulic fracturing — a/k/a “fracking” — in the Garden State. Instead, Christie has suggested a year-long moratorium on the practice. The debate over fracking in New Jersey is mostly symbolic. New Jersey has exactly zero oil and gas wells. It is, however, the nation’s #7 | Read More »
Chris Christie’s… NAZI JERSEY!
Today’s let’s-urinate-on-the-memory-of-Nazi-victims comes to us courtesy of Communications Workers of America International Vice President Christopher Shelton, who seems to be having difficulty telling the difference between murdering millions of people in literal carload lots, and ending public sector employees’ ability to collectively bargain over how much of said people’s work-offered health insurance policies has to come out of their pocket. And by ‘be having difficulty | Read More »
Chris Christie’s Time to Run
Let me put an editorial note here that this is not in any way, shape, or form an endorsement of Chris Christie. It is, rather, my assessment of his chances for the Presidency should he choose to pass on 2012. The governor of New Jersey, Chris Christie, claims he has no intention of running for president in 2012. I believe that 2012 is the only | Read More »
Christie Vetoes Planned Parenthood Funding, Calls for Investigation
From the diaries by Jeff. In the aftermath of the New Jersey Planned Parenthood sting, the question as to whether NJ Governor, Chris Christie, would take appropriate action against the organization has been answered. Following the release of a video that has received nationwide attention showing Planned Parenthood staff at a New Jersey abortion center helping alleged sexual traffickers cover up their crimes with abortions | Read More »
The Party is Over
“I am sorry that I’m the guy that has to be here at the time when the party’s over.” That’s a quote from Governor Chris Christie in response to a state employed police officer who was angry at potentially losing future raises as well as being asked to contribute more to his health benefits in order to close huge budget deficits in New Jersey. The | Read More »
Anatomy of a Hatchet Job
Newark Star-Ledger columnist Tom Moran has an op-ed today that very well may be the most disingenuous editorial thus far written on New Jersey Governor Chris Chrtistie. Titled “The Anatomy of an $11 Billion Myth in New Jersey,” The piece makes wildly inaccurate claims about Christie’s fiscal year 2011 budget, falsely alleges that Christie has made false claims about his budget, and attempts to pin | Read More »