Carnival of the New Jersey Bloggers # 4
It’s official: Liz at My New Jersey was accepted at Rutgers and is going to be a librarian when she grows up.
Sharon from the Center of NJ Life says: “There are so many good things about living here in the center of NJ, I could go on and on about them. And I've decided to do just that. This installment features the Trenton Thunder baseball team.
Speaking of baseball, check out Mr. Snitch’s post on the forgotten Hoboken – the birthplace of our national pastime.
Sluggo blogs on the zen of skee-ball and gives us pointers based upon his time as a pro at his favorite boardwalk. Point Pleasant.
Snitch and Sluggo give us a heads up: Tris McCall goes to court Next Friday (June 17, at the Hudson County Courthouse. Performing his songs about Hudson County politicians and institutions.
Lizzie at This Full House provides a dose of humor...Follow the instructions to find your new name.
Welcome home Fausta, we missed your Bad Hair blogging.
It’s not all fun and games in the Garden State: ”And the commute? Hairy-er than usual. Half of it spent going so slow I wouldn't kill a flea if I collided head-on with it. The other half spent dodging weavers, drifters, people trying to suck on my back bumper, and just general mayhem at 70 mph. I don't know how the hell I made the 35 miles alive and am here to write about it.” They don’t call her Shamrocketship for nothing.
PDC Ryan pleads with “NJ Transit: Do it right, finish what you started and make good on your promise.”
Kate doing fifty things at once is slowly getting sucked into the PTA.
Jim at Parkway Rest Stop suggests: slow down ... you move too fast.
Sarah at Tomato Nation writes: “If you have reached the age of 25 you must stop viewing carelessness, tardiness, helplessness, or any other quality better suited to a child as either charming or somehow beyond your control. A certain grace period for the development of basic consideration and self-sufficiency is assumed, but once you have turned 25, the grace period is over.”
Jim Testa gives his take on the Michael Jackson trial. Please let it be over soon.
Pre-recorded phone pitches from political candidates did not go over well with The Proprietor and Scott at Poetic Leanings posts: If I don't have your name and number, lose mine!
Mr. Snitch has uncovered someone’s brilliant idea for solving New Jersey’s problems with Hoboken and Jersey City.
Roberto at DynamoBuzz has the latest Rasmussen poll results on the NJ governor's race showing Jon Corzine leading Doug Forrester by 7%, 47% to 40. He observes the folks over on the blog MyDD are concerned that a Corzine win might not be the "lay-up" people assume, but he might win by a shave.
Sharon from the Center of NJ Life notes more Democrats voted for James Kelly, Jr., residing in a group home for the mentally ill, than the combined support Republicans gave Schoeder, DiGaetano and Caliguire in last Tuesday primary for Governor of New Jersey. This is a very interesting observation. Who knew so many Democrats would prefer someone mentally ill over Jon Corzine as their party’s nominee? As Sharon writes, “that's gotta hurt even more than the Pete Vincelli thing.” Ouch!
NJ Conservative is sounding the alarm - the cracks are starting to show. “Governor Codey is mulling over whether to sell or lease the Turnpike and/or Parkway in order to fund the shortfall in the State's Transportation Fund. Selling assets is just a precursor to the explosion that is coming. It could be bond debt, public pensions or any of a hundred items, but this State is running headlong into bankruptcy.”
Tami, The One True says: “Life in NJ is getting so expensive that it's insane. I know that I'm going to have to do some crazy lucky investing in order to be able to afford a house of my own. I may not ever be able to do it. The price of running New Jersey in its current mode is bleeding the residents dry. There are 2 main people running for the office this year, Forrester and Corzine. I like Corzine's Senatorial voting record. I like his plans, and his staff. I'm throwing my support behind him.”
TigerHawk author writes about a ”little guy” named Theodore Sihpol that was acquitted of wrongdoing by a jury, but not before he was personally and financially ruined by Eliot Spitzer, the Attorney General of New York. “Perhaps this begins to expose Spitzer for what he is - a politically motivated PR hound and legal hack, who uses his prosecutorial power indiscriminately, and occasionally without much regard for the law, to procure attention (and shake people and companies down) and advance toward his goal of becoming the Governor of New York.”
BeLow Me reports the Canadian Supreme court found that the waiting lists for “free” national health care had become so long that they violated patients' "liberty, safety and security" under the Quebec charter. Weinish would like to see the United States employ a tiered health care system similar to the government plans in Switzerland and Germany.
Ken Adams keeps us informed of the goings on over at the Corzine Connection. It seems as though someone asking tough questions on the Corzine campaign site got the boot last week and can no longer participate in the discussion. As far as we can tell no one called Corzine or his crew brain dead, a liar or evil so it must have been the exclusion rule the blog editor invoked to ban the pesky questioner. And Ken better watch himself or he’ll be next – throwing a “hissy fit” is so unlike Ken.
Debbie Galant over at Barista of Bloomfield Avenue writes about new voting machines: “State and federal law require all manual lever machines to be replaced by next January, according to the Ledger, but new legislation is being considered that could require voting machines to have paper printouts.” Not to start any conspiracy theories but, couldn’t a hacker program a machine to print a receipt showing the accurate vote cast and then record the hackers preferences on the voting machine?
PDC Ryan had a few voting problems of his own this past Tuesday. Let’s hope he gets this mess straightened out before November.
All New Jersey bloggers and readers are welcome to submit links for next Sunday’s Carnival. Just send us an email with a link to the post you’d like us to include.