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“not that theres anything wrong with that....”
““Geezeeeeeeee Nigal, took ya long enough to figure that out. LOL”
Figure what out?”
“New Jersey, not just an exit.
New Jersey, no longer new.
Jersey, The State not the cow.
New Jersey, Gambling without the fresh air.
New Jersey, We blow New York.
New Jersey, Our taxes are high.”
“New Jersey: Fuhhgetaboutit.”
“Of course NJ has great soil. It's all those shallow graves.”
“New Jersey, one left will get you lost”
“New Jersey: Fuhhgetaboutit.”
Brooklyn's using that, PS!”
“Of course NJ has great soil. It's all those shallow graves.”
That is why NJ red wines are very full bodied.”
Ooooh! Didnt see that coming!
“Corzine ends his vow to leave gas tax alone
Increase would be a last resort, he says
Wednesday, December 14, 2005
BY JEFF WHELAN AND DUNSTAN McNICHOL
After vowing during his campaign that he would not raise the gas tax, Gov.-elect Jon Corzine said yesterday he will reconsider the idea now that gasoline prices have eased and the state's budget gap has ballooned to more than $5 billion.
Corzine's comments to reporters came after a key state senator said he will introduce legislation to raise the tax on gasoline and replenish the Transportation Trust Fund. The fund, which pays for highway and mass transit projects, is about to run out of cash.
The governor-elect said he would look for alternatives, including pouring more of the current gas tax into the trust fund rather than the general state budget. But he said increasing the tax might have to be considered.
“Great... I'm all for it. I want the roads maintained/upgraded and am willing to pay for it.
Really stupid troll name by the way.”
“Lefties love taxes!”
“Righties love texas!”
“How much of the money raised will be spent to fix the roads? And how much will be spent on studies of how to fix the roads?”
Thank You Haledon, New Jersey!
“Grateful Mississippians welcome Haledon crew
Monday, December 12, 2005
By SAMANTHA HENRY
BAY ST. LOUIS, Miss. - After 12 cans of Red Bull energy drink and a 1,300+ mile journey, three volunteer firefighters from Haledon pulled their rental truck into a municipal distribution center for Hurricane Katrina relief supplies here Sunday morning.
"How in the world did New Jersey find Mississippi?" joked Mike Cuevas, director of cultural affairs for this Gulf Coast town. She shook everyone's hand. "You're lucky the Mississippi highway patrol didn't catch up to you."
Cuevas was joined by Mayor Edward A. Favre and Fire Chief Robert Gavagnie. When the mayor saw the donated supplies in the truck - from building materials to a child's bicycle - he shook his head slowly, smiling.
"The greatest thing is the volunteer effort from throughout the entire country and from y'all," he said, as the firefighters began unloading the truck. "From Day One, we have not counted on the federal agencies for anything. It's been strictly the volunteer ministries and people like this. It means so much to us."
The mayor said about 19 residents were killed in the storm, out of an estimated 50 killed in Hancock County. Favre said it could take $80 million to $100 million to bring the city fully back to life.
After the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, this Gulf Coast town of just over 8,000 people raised $46,000 for a fund that supported widows and families of New York and New Jersey firefighters. It's that spirit of solidarity that makes residents go out |of their way to make sure the donations don't just pile up anonymously. They want to know the stories of those who sent them.
Haledon Councilmen Michael Tirri and Domenick Stampone, who traveled to Bay St. Louis to present the mayor with a proclamation and a key to the borough of Haledon, told local officials of the $350 that senior citizens in Haledon had raised to help the seniors of Bay St. Louis. They presented a check from the local Nicholas Markets Super Foodtown and others, and a gift from one police department to another. And they spoke of the many donations made by Haledon residents.
Serrenia "CC" White, a volunteer from New Jersey's Atlantic County who runs the distribution center where families go to pick up donated goods, started to cry quietly as she listened to the Haledon officials.
White, 51, had watched tons of donations pour in from around the country since she first started volunteering here just weeks after the storm. She said she was especially proud to see her home state stepping up.
Tirri and Stampone got a glimpse of the hurricane's damage earlier Sunday, when Cuevas drove them around her native city. Both men expressed awe at the devastation.
Cuevas, speaking with residents she ran into along the beachfront, nodded toward them as they walked ahead.
"Those are two councilmen, they're from a town called Haledon in New Jersey," Cuevas explained to Ruth Thompson and her husband, Jim. She told them how Haledon had donated supplies to Bay St. Louis. She explained the similarities between the two towns, noting that they have about the same population, but Bay St. Louis is 6 square miles while Haledon is but 1˝ square miles.
"That's cozy!" Jim Thompson laughed.
Back at the distribution center, the Haledon firefighters, Amy DeVirgilio, 20; Ray Gonzales, 21; and Eric Lukascewicz, 28, finished unloading the supplies. They were exhausted but exhilarated from 30 straight hours awake on a mission that began Saturday.
"Regardless of what the effort is, it all means a lot," said Favre, shaking their hands again. "Some people take things for granted, and think that little things don't mean anything. But every little thing means something to us."
“Never make a promise on taxes........unless it's the only way of course.”
“Hey Violin, which one are you?
“How'd you know my hairstyle?”
“Seriously, is the is the club scene in Jersey? It's been making its rounds on teh Intraweb...”
“I wouldn't have any idea. Clubs open their doors after my bedtime.”
“Those "guys" (if you can call them that) really give Jersey a SanFran kind of image, gnawmean?”
“But back in the day we would have made a comment about Sherwood Forest (something about a band of merry men) and found another place to hang.”
“This must be where Ice Tea went...”
“I think the very fact they are drinking Heineken says it all.
“Hey Daniel try this beer. Yeah it tastes like skunk piss but it’s $6 a bottle and is sooo cool. I’m getting another one.””
“Buttafuocos, Amy Fisher Plan TV Reunion
Jan 23, 11:15 AM EST
The Associated Press
NEW YORK -- More than a decade after 16-year-old Amy Fisher had a sexual relationship with a much-older car mechanic and shot his wife in the face, the one-time "Long Island Lolita" and Joey and Mary Jo Buttafuoco have agreed to appear together in a televised reunion.
All three have signed on for the appearance, which has yet to be sold to a network, television producer David Krieff told the New York Post for Monday editions.
"It's time to just put it behind us," Fisher, now 31, told the newspaper. "We played this all out in a public eye. It'd be interesting to let the public see the healing process at the end. They saw everything else — why not let them see the final product?"
Fisher spent seven years in prison.
Joey Buttafuoco, who was jailed for statutory rape following the 1992 shooting, said he planned to ask Fisher to explain her actions.
"I've been asked about a million times by Mary Jo, `Why did Amy shoot me?' I was never able to get that answer," said Buttafuoco, now 49.
"There's going to be a lot of shocking revelations, and that's why I'm excited to sit down to do this," he said.
The Buttafuocos moved to California and divorced in 2003. Mary Jo, who remains partially paralyzed from the shooting, is engaged.
Joey Buttafuoco, who has remarried, was sentenced in March 2004 to a year in jail and five years' probation after pleading guilty to felony insurance fraud. In August, he pleaded not guilty to charges that he violated probation by possessing ammunition.
Yeah, yeah, I know Long Island isn't in NJ, but it should be. LOL
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“"A oh, Joey Buttafuoco ova'here."
New Jersey is one big reality show.”
“Wow, you got to give them credit for milking this thing for all it is worth. I think I'll read a book the night it's televised.”
“You expect me to defend New Yorkers?
All I'll say is at least there it was statutory rape. - In Mississippi it would have only been wrong because they weren't related.”
“Yeah, yeah, I know Long Island isn't in NJ, but it should be. LOL”
ignore this user
Couldn't have said it any better.
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“LOL @ lumber and Vile
last edited: 1/23/06 4:19:48 PM”
“Thank You, Gloucester Township!!!
“It's safe to open that ya leftie wingnuts...
It isn't bashing violin.
“Ocean Springs fit their criteria of socioeconomic and ethnic diversity.
Why is "diversity" being shoe-horned into everything?”
“Well, it IS NJ. ;-)
We are just happy someone thought about us.
Remember, all the damage was in New Orleans only. ;-)”
“Gloucester Twp. is a racially mixed community on the edge of the Pine Barrens. I guess they wanted to help a similar town.
Is Ocean Springs your town Stovie? I'm sure they'd appreciate a more direct thank you. They're about an hour from me.”
“Ocean Springs is a little more upscale than my town. My town is next door and is a bedroom community for the ShipYard.
All towns in MS are racially mixed.
I just wanted to post something positive about NJ and show not all in that state are 'bad'. ;-)”
Violin has pi$$ed off the Big Boys! ;-)
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“Figures a Republican sponsored this one.”
“How the West was tamed. Danged sodbusters showing up everywhere these days.”
SPACE ALIEN DIPLOMATS: Local men claim immunity from U.S. laws; cops not buying it
TRENTON -- Four men claiming diplomatic immunity as members of a "indigenous nation" that includes people from "the so-called planet Earth" and other planets such as Mars and Venus have been arrested and called frauds this week by Trenton police.
The four claim to be part of Abannaki Indigenous Nation, over which the U.S. has no authority, police said.
The groupâ€™s Web site links to the Universal Zulu Nation, which denounces the U.S. as a slave state (see sidebar).
Police said theyâ€™ve had "encounters" in the streets all week with the purported diplomats who claimed immunity from U.S. laws.
In each incident, the men presented diplomatic identity papers which investigators determined were fraudulent, police said.
The first incident occurred on Sunday in the 200 block of Stuyvesant Avenue in Trenton.
Police said Wilbert Harrington, also known as Ashir M. Bey, 27, of Willow Court, Hamilton, was arrested at 5:46 a.m. and charged with possession of a controlled dangerous substance and related charges, obstructing the administration of law, resisting arrest, and displaying fraudulent documentation.
As of early yesterday, he was lodged at the Mercer County Correction Center.
Then at 9:29 p.m. Monday, Abdul Ali Amin, 33, whose last known address was in the 800 block of Carteret Ave., was the subject of a traffic stop at Perry and North Broad streets, police said.
He was issued traffic summonses, and also charged with displaying fraudulent documentation, police said. Bail was set at $2,500.
William McRae, also known as Born El-Rey, 33, was arrested Tuesday at 22 minutes after midnight on a local warrant following a traffic stop for fictitious tags at Stuyvesant and Hayes avenues, police said.
An arrest document provided by police gave McRaeâ€™s address as 824 Southard St.
But Assistant Municipal Prosecutor Lenore Hannoh said McRae would only give a post office box number in Philadelphia as an address at his arraignment yesterday morning before Judge Lawson McElroy. So stated his municipal court documents.
"The defendant did commit the act of exhibiting false government documents; to wit, knowingly exhibiting a false government document which was used as a means of verifying a personâ€™s identity," court papers stated.
Police also they towed a car with phony diplomatic license plates from where it was parked at Anderson and Hewitt streets.
The vehicle was said to be owned by a Russell K. Davis, age unknown, of the 300 block Franklin Street, who was arrested.
Police kept the car hidden as evidence yesterday and wouldnâ€™t identify the make or model, nor say what was on the plates or phony documentation.
The Trentonian unsuccessfully attempted to interview six men who said they were with "the diplomats" as they stood in the Trenton Police and Municipal Court lobby after McRaeâ€™s arraignment yesterday.
The men wouldnâ€™t give their names, and turned down interview requests there in the lobby.
One of the two best-dressed men in the group, who said he was "a representative from Nation," said he and the group would visit the newspaper for an interview after court.
They did not appear, however.
Police told The Trentonian that the Muslim group first appeared in Philadelphia. Members were first recognized in Mercer County seven months ago, and authorities have had their eyes on them ever since.
LOL who didn't see that coming?”
“How did you guys miss this one? (Don't sy I never gave you anything):
Lawyer accused of lewdness at bus stop faces possible loss of license
Monday, June 18, 2007
BY CLAIRE HEININGER AND CARLY ROTHMAN
The politically connected lawyer allegedly seen masturbating in the nude at a Flemington bus stop faces a precarious political and legal future, officials said yesterday.
If convicted of a crime, Daul could lose his license to practice law in New Jersey, state bar association officials said. If he is not convicted, he still could face disciplinary proceedings with the New Jersey Supreme Court.
Shocked friends and colleagues called the arrest unthinkable for the man who chaired his local planning board and logged hours at a community food bank.
The lewdness and disorderly conduct charges against Christopher L. Daul -- a 49-year-old Hunterdon County lawyer who has held a variety of state posts, including an unpaid stint on Gov. Jon Corzine's transition team -- will be reviewed by the Hunterdon County Prosecutor's Office, a spokesman said.
The office will determine whether additional charges are warranted and whether the matter will be presented to a grand jury or heard in municipal court, the spokesman, Detective Sgt. Daniel Hurley, said yesterday.
In Hunterdon County, where Daul had become a familiar face in local political circles, Democratic leaders were weighing the possibility of severing ties with him.
"People are innocent until proven guilty, but you have to take a line against behavior that's just not acceptable," said county Democratic Chairman David DelVecchio, who also is the mayor of Lambertville. "I'm just stunned."
It was a familiar refrain among Daul's associates yesterday, as word spread that their diligent, married colleague had been spotted near a leafy, brick-paved outlet mall Friday afternoon wearing nothing but glasses, dark socks and a hands-free headset.
He allegedly stood in front of a parked van with two women in the front seat, masturbating for 30 to 45 seconds before climbing into his own van and driving away from the Liberty Village Premium Outlets, one of the women said.
The alleged witness, Gretchen Furlong of Raritan, said she jotted down Daul's license plate number and later picked him out of a police lineup.
Daul was arrested and then released on his own recognizance, police said.
It did not initially appear drugs or alcohol were a factor in the arrest, Hurley said yesterday.
Daul, who is married to an employee of the state Treasury Department and does not have children, did not return a phone message seeking comment yesterday. No one answered the door at the Delaware Township home he shares with his wife, Virginia.
A former assistant counsel to the state Senate and counsel in the state Department of Environmental Protection, Daul is now employed by the Alman Group, a management and consulting firm in Westfield.
John Mango, the firm's vice president and chief financial officer, said he had not heard about the incident and declined to comment yesterday.
Others struggled to reconcile the charges with the devoted husband and volunteer they knew.
"It's so completely out of character that there's no words at the moment," said Kristin McCarthy, the Delaware Township mayor and a close family friend. "He is always one who has been there for me to call up, ask advice, give opinions, talk about bigger issues. We know him both socially and personally, and always found him to be honest and beyond reproach."
In the five or six years she has known Daul, McCarthy said, "never in that time have I ever doubted his honesty, nor ever saw any sign of anything that would lead me to believe he'd do something like this."
Still, she said, if the allegations are true, "there's no excuse for it."
The township committee will meet, discuss its options and ask for Daul's input before deciding whether to ask for his resignation from the planning board, which he now chairs, the mayor said.
Hunterdon County Democrats are reviewing with legal counsel whether to ask for Daul's resignation from their executive committee or take other action, DelVecchio said.
The disciplinary arm of the state Supreme Court would have jurisdiction in any proceedings regarding Daul's law license, which could take place regardless of whether Daul is eventually convicted of a crime, said Harold Rubenstein, the executive director of the New Jersey State Bar Association.
"It would depend on the type of crime you were convicted of and the degree of the crime," said Alan Gould, a member of the state bar association's professional and ethics advisory committees. "But you would certainly lose your license if you were convicted of this type of crime, in my opinion."
Spokesmen for Corzine did not return calls seeking comment yesterday.
“Miss NJ: Someone trying to blackmail me
By GEOFF MULVIHILL, Associated Press Writer
Thu Jul 5, 4:18 PM ET
Miss New Jersey says she won't give in to an anonymous threat that personal photographs of her will be made public if she refuses to relinquish her crown.
"It would certainly be easier for me to simply succumb to these unlawful and immoral threats, and quietly disappear," Amy Polumbo said Thursday at a news conference in Asbury Park.
Polumbo's lawyer, Anthony Caruso, said that starting last week, Polumbo, her family and officials in the Miss New Jersey Education Foundation received packages with pictures of her and the demand that she resign by Friday.
Caruso said the pictures show her with some friends and some may have been photos that she posted years ago on a private Internet site.
Did they reveal more skin than a pageant-sanctioned swimsuit? College students behaving badly, perhaps? Caruso would not say.
"I don't think the photos are that bad," Caruso said. "The people posting this blackmail scheme are trying to make these photos out to be worse than I think they are."
He said he couldn't comment further because more photos could arrive and change everything.
The 22-year-old Polumbo won the Miss New Jersey competition last month, giving her the right to compete in the next Miss America competition â€” wherever and whenever it may be held.
Miss America Organization officials said they were aware of the situation, but it was up to the New Jersey pageant officials to deal with. The local affiliate did not immediately return a message Thursday from The Associated Press. But Caruso said the state competition officials were on board with her trying to fight back.
“Show the photo's. I will be the judge of content.”
“Bearmagnet must be ill. He would be all over this thread. ;-)”
“Isn't his surgery this morning?”
“yes - both Bearmagnet and RichB have surgery this morning/day”
Not wanting Japan to get all the attention, New Jersey nuclear power plant leaks small amount of radiation. ;-)
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