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Dear readers  of this blog,

I would like to apologize for being  quiet for a long time.  Time to get to work.

I can admit one thing, The rhetoric from both parties, Democrats and Republicans threw me off the cliff. The 2010 election, was so disgusting . As you can see , My last blog was in 2010. As many of you know I blogged a lot about politics, specifically election years, 2008, and 2010. The Rhetoric against immigrants and towards the sitting president turned me off. However, I am here to announce to you that I am back. I can’t sit back and just watch on the sideline. I will talk a lot about  immigration, since I am an immigrant. I will talk about the 2012 election, and I will call out any politician who is flip floping  just to win an election.

I will also talk a bit about my back ground, my native country, issues of my native country and what is going on outside this world for education purpose only.

Warning:  I am a well informed immigrant and, and registered Independent voter. If you punch me, I will punch back harder.

I am not afraid to call out hypocrisy, so fasten your belts, because  it’s going to get hot in here. At the end of the day we all want a peaceful happy America that gets along with many countries.

I am an Independent voter, and a proud immigrant, who not only pays attention to what politicians say, but also takes pride in helping others, and, the vulnerable in my community.I am a strong advocate for women across the globe as well.

I decided to change the title of this blog, so that it reflects, who I am. I am an immigrant, just like every person living in America. You are all immigrants, except the native Indians. Whether you crossed the ocean in 1607, or you came yesterday, the point is, it does not make you better than others who came after you.

I fully supported the sitting president in 2008, and guess what? I will still support him this year. Call me what you want , but truth is, I pay attention to details.

The fact that the Republican minority leader of the senate Mitch McConnell, and, the  leader of the house John Boehner, declared that they want to make sure president Obama is a one term president, I  can’t trust, or support any policians who just turn against his own sitting president in the time when this country needs to unite, especially after the election. Republicans and some Democrats could not put the party line aside and make a compromise, for the sake of your country.

It’s not that President Obama’s supporters threw him under the bus, the problem is, any normal American who  pays attention to politics , is disgusted with the system, where money is buying elections.

As long as no politician or any corporation pays my bills, you have no right to shut me up, especially when I pay my fair share of Taxes and you refuse to pay your share, you hide your taxes, you  dodge your obligation to pay your taxes, but come hard on a people  like me, expect me to follow all the laws, including paying my taxes.

That is why I am back, and that is why I am here to voice out my views and opinions.

Stay tuned for more …..

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MY OPINION

November 02, 2010.

Vote Theise  For Congress. Today is Election Day. Polls are open from 6:00AM to 8:00PM.

  1.  Express Times:- ” Theise makes a more balanced argument to steer the country out of its crisis, and we endorse his candidacy. He is showing a willingness to engage the public and debate in a way Garrett did not in this campaign. While most incumbents claim this advantage, Garrett seems to be taking it to an extreme.”
  2.  Michael Fremer:-We deserve moderate, responsible representation in Washington. We haven’t had that since Marge Roukema retired.”
  3. The Records:- “Democratic challenger Tod Theise would bring a very different voice to Washington, one that deeply understands the district’s conservative base, but is more in line with the state’s social values.   Keeping a close eye on federal dollars and trying to rein in spending where necessary is a wise and good thing to do, but we do not believe a congressman who votes against nearly every bill simply on fiscal grounds best serves the people of the 5th District.”
  4.  Theise will never vote against the will of middle class.
  5.  Theise will fight to bring back 9.8 Billion back to New Jersey from Washington by introducing the law when elected for every state to get a minimum of 75 cents minimum back to every tax dollar we send to Washington.
  6. Theise believe in being our brother and sisters keepers in time of hardships. We rise and fall together as Americans.
  7. Theise is a uniter and not a divider.
  8.  Theise wants tax cuts for Middle class not only the 2% rich. He criticized the Bush Cuts  in contributing to the deficit that brought this country to its knees from 2000 -2008. They contributed to a lot of unemplyment because jobs were shipped abroad.
  9. Theise Supports investing in America and creating jobs for Americans.
  10.  Theise supports the Obama health care law. He believes it has good things in it but should be improved to remove mandates.
  11.   Theise  understands that, punishing people who try to follow the law is not a way todeal with Illegal immigration . The immigration system should improve and  for undocumented immigrants living here, he wants to revive the guest-worker program backed by Sen. John McCain and former President George W. Bush. For people brought to the United States when they were small children, he supports finding a way for them to apply for citizenship.
  12.  Theise does not support privatization of Social security. Seniors will lose their money if that happened.

 Why Should you retire the incumbent Garrett his  opponent ?

Garrett  voted against everything that benefits middle class Americans. 

  1. He voted against bills to help Hurricane Katrina victims ,
  2.  He Voted against  providing a Medicare prescription drug benefit plan,
  3.   Twice he voted against a bill to ensure medical care and compensation for Ground Zero workers. 
  4. He also has voted repeatedly against extending unemployment benefits.
  5.  He voted against Senior Financial Empowerment Act 2010 H R 3040
  6.  He voted against Consumer protection Act
  7.   He voted against Medical Relef Act H R 3421
  8. He voted Against Small Business Development  H R 1845
  9.  He voted against  Natural Risk Reduction Act 2009 H R 3820
  10.  He voted against Health Insurance Industry Fair Competition Act H R 4626
  11.  He voted against Energy jobs for Veterans ACT HR 4592
  12.  He voted against Plain Writing Act

The list is too long to list all the bills Garrett voted against. He is fine with collecting Government funded benefits and his big salary.

Did I also mention that he has made a career out of politics? In Warren county the worse thing is cronyism, We have people like Republican DiMao  Assembly man  collecting two checks from the government, funded by the tax payers. typical of the Republican hypocrisy.

They want small government and yet they are always lining up for government jobs. Republican Acetturo lost his election for Freeholder, an antic dealer by profession, now  has been appointed to head the motor vehicle department.. How is that shrinking the size of government? I thought Government is bad…

Coming back to Garrett, he should be sent packing. He does not represent the middle class but  foreign corporations and financial institutions who got the bailout  from the government , as evidenced below:

Source: http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/summary.php?cid=N00000743&cycle=2010

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Garrett  Foreign Corporation REPRESENTATIVE (R – NJ)  

Donors (Big Corporations)

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Rank   Contributor   Total   Indivs   PACs  
1 Ridgewood Renewable Power $12,000 $12,000 $0
2 Bank of America $10,500 $500 $10,000
3 GFI Group $10,200 $10,200 $0
4 Indep Insurance Agents & Brokers/America $10,000 $0 $10,000
4 KPMG International $10,000 $0 $10,000
4 Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance $10,000 $0 $10,000
4 New York Life Insurance $10,000 $0 $10,000
4 PricewaterhouseCoopers $10,000 $0 $10,000
9 Harris FRC $9,600 $9,600 $0
9 Mobile Fabrics Inc $9,600 $9,600 $0
9 Permal Group $9,600 $9,600 $0
12 American Shipping & Logistics Group $8,600 $0 $8,600
13 Hartford Financial Services $8,500 $0 $8,500
14 FMR Corp $8,250 $250 $8,000
15 ACA International $7,500 $0 $7,500
15 Investment Co Institute $7,500 $0 $7,500
15 National Beer Wholesalers Assn $7,500 $0 $7,500
15 Valley Health System $7,500 $7,500 $0
19 BASF SE $7,000 $0 $7,000
19 Managed Funds Assn $7,000 $0 $7,000
19 Prudential PLC $7,000 $0 $7,000
         
 

Top 20 Industries

 

contributing to Campaign Cmte      
Industry   Total   Indivs   PACs  
Securities & Investment $131,310 $52,310 $79,000
Insurance $129,300 $12,100 $117,200
Retired $63,872 $63,872 $0
Lawyers/Law Firms $42,791 $31,791 $11,000
Real Estate $36,075 $14,575 $21,500
Misc Finance $31,760 $12,760 $19,000
Commercial Banks $31,500 $9,500 $22,000
Accountants $30,400 $4,400 $26,000
Finance/Credit Companies $27,500 $0 $27,500
Oil & Gas $26,400 $9,900 $16,500
Pharmaceuticals/Health Products $24,600 $9,600 $15,000
Health Professionals $18,900 $16,650 $2,250
Electric Utilities $18,500 $0 $18,500
Lobbyists $18,210 $17,210 $1,000
Republican/Conservative $16,750 $14,750 $2,000
Business Services $16,700 $15,700 $1,000
Automotive $15,050 $9,050 $6,000
Misc Manufacturing & Distributing $14,400 $8,400 $6,000
Pro-Israel $13,050 $12,050 $1,000
Hospitals/Nursing Homes $12,875 $11,375 $1,500
                 

Guest post

Tod Theise Demands that Scott Garrett Resign his Office Immediately

News Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                                            CONTACT:                                                                                                                                                                                                                        

September 30, 2010

Congressional Candidate and first responder calls out Garrett for voting

Two times in less than two months to deny 9/11 heroes life-saving medical benefits

Washington, NJ – Democratic candidate for Congress Tod Theise today called upon Congressman Scott Garrett to resign his seat based on Garrett voting twice in less than two months to deny the heroic 9/11 first responders medical benefits necessary to save their lives. 

Theise, who serves as a 1st Lieutenant in the New York Guard and works with first responders, issued the following statement:

“Congressman Scott Garrett irreparably dishonored his office by voting not just once, but twice, to deny health care funding for the heroes that responded to the call of duty on September 11, 2001.   This isn’t a campaign issue for me.  It is personal.

I currently serve as a 1st Lieutenant in the New York Guard (the “Guard”).  The Guard is a volunteer military force whose stated mission is to augment the New York National Guard (unfortunately, New Jersey has no counterpart to the Guard).  We train primarily in the areas of emergency management and response.  In the likely event New York City is once again subjected to a 9/11-scale attack, I will be called upon to serve alongside the same courageous breed of first responders that Scott Garrett callously cast aside with his vote.

Every single member of New Jersey’s Congressional delegation other than Garrett – both Republican and Democrat – twice voted to honor these brave men and women by extending them health care coverage to treat the grievous damage they suffered defending our nation.  These twelve Congressmen recognized that New Jersey was uniquely impacted on September 11th and that the heroic actions of these first responders were the only thing that prevented an even greater loss of life.  Now these same first responders who gave life to so many need our assistance to save their own lives.  They can count on my full and unwavering support.  How Scott Garrett can turn his back not once, but twice on these patriots is utterly un-American and patently treacherous.  

My candidacy stands for far more than simply being elected to Congress.  It is about standing up for those patriots who gave all to protect our nation in its darkest hour.  I can never erase from my mind the image of fire fighters receiving their last rites as they prepared to head into the towers.  These men and all those that served that day understood the true nature and cost of honor.  The people of the 5th district deserve a Congressman who shares this understanding.  And it is not Scott Garrett.  I am demanding that Garrett immediately resign his office based on his disgraceful conduct. 

Tod Theise is the Democratic candidate for Congress in New Jersey’s 5th District.  Tod is a licensed New Jersey attorney and works in Manhattan as a Senior Litigation Analyst at a major international law firm.  Tod contributes to our nation’s security by serving as a 1st Lieutenant in the New York Guard and is trained in various areas of emergency management and response.  Tod lives in Washington Township (Warren County) with his wife and daughter.


I attended the NJ Dem  State Conference in Atlantic city. Here are some of the pictures I took.

Congressman Rush Holt

Congressman Rush Holt

Former Vice President Al Gore and NJ Gov Jon CorzineVP Al Gore

Senator Loretta Weinberg ( LT Gov Candidate)

Senator Loretta Weinberg

151Candidate Tod Theise talking to Gov Jon Corzine

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094Below Janice Swack ,Senator Dana Redd, and Aaron Janice’s grand son

Senator Dana Redd

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Gov Jon Corzine meeting with church ministers

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Former State Committee Chairman, Micheal Sedita, Tammy Smith( Candidate ) and Damian

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Above, Mary Beth (Candidate ), Ann, And Tammy Smith(Candidate)

Below, Janice Swack (canditate) and Bob

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Below 155Gov Jon Corzine closing remarks at the Desert Reception


It is hard for me to believe anything  that comes out of Christie’s mouth. I am trying to see good in him but when I list disadvantages and advantages , the disadvantages outweigh advantages for Chris Christie. Let me take you inside Chistie.

A look at Chris Christie

On Education:

“Christie believes that early childhood education is “babysitting,” and he would give insurance companies free rein to drop coverage for mammograms or minimum hospital stays. He even opposes banning guns that fire bullets that can tear through a cop’s bullet-proof vest.”

On health Care and women issues

New Jersey race for Governor is getting nasty, with both candidates attacking each other. Like I said before, Chris Christie is running on blank ideas. It is scary to even think of him becoming the governor in New Jersey. Here is one of the examples that makes me doubt Candidate Christie. When I compare notes, I think Christie is a fraud. If this guy wins the race, mark my word.   New Jersey residents will live  to regret.

 Christie is airing the AD claiming Corzine is lying. Christie will never deny women to get health care and mammograms for women.

See Christie’s AD.  Click the link below

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wN1acLW0Xmk

When I saw this AD last night I can admit, I felt bad for Christie. I thought the Corzine Campaign are making up stuff. So I decided to search for truth.

As I am surfing the net, I came across this youtube video.

Christie at a Town Hall Meeting dismissing a cancer survivor. Watch and make your own judgement.

“Recently, a New Jersey cancer survivor tried to ask Chris Christie about his plan to allow insurance companies to drop coverage for critical procedures like mammograms.”

His response?  He told her the cancer she got in her 20’s was “an exception.

Christie dismissed the question. like someone said, “There’s so much you don’t know about Christie”

Christie’s Driving record

Corzine came up with this AD, so I did my own research to see if this claim was true.

Here are my findings:

According to the records provided by the state Motor Vehicle Commission on August 28 2009 to the daily record newpaper, Christie had more than 13 tickets traffic Violations. This happened between 1985 and 2009. Christie was found guilty. The tickets included seven for speeding.

“MVC also issued traffic  records on Gov Jon Corzine. Unlike his opponent, Gov Corzine only had 2 tickets for speeding and a third for not wearing a sit belt in 2007 following a near fatal crash in which he was riding in the front passenger seat.”

“Christie on the other hand has been an habitual offender and a complete menace to society on highways of New jersey.” States the paper.

Here is a report from the New Jersey Motor Vehicles

Jon Corzine

  1.  June 20, 1998: 2-point speeding violation for driving 60 mph in a 55 MPH zone in NY
  2.  Feb 19, 2009: 4- point speeding violation
  3. April 12 ,2007: Cited for not wearing a seat belt in a crash on Garden  State Parkway

Chris Christie

  1. Sep 9, 1985. Was in a motor vehicle accident, no town listed, no violation
  2.  Dec, 20, 1985: 3 – point violation for improper right and left turns in Bloomfield
  3.  June 16, 1986: 2 point speeding violation in Summit
  4. June 22, 1986:  4 point speeding , violation for driving 71 mph in west Amwell
  5. Mar 1 1987: Billed for excessive license points. What Christie paid per year was not specified.
  6.  March 6,1988 , billed for second year surcharge
  7. Feb, 19, 1989: Billed for the third and final year of the surcharge
  8. Dec 13 1989 Involved in motor vehicle accident in Cranford,no violation.
  9. May 1 1990 speeding ticket in Union township
  10.   June 18, 1990 Speeding in Newark
  11. Mar 1 1991: Billed for the first year of 3 year surcharge for excessive license points.
  12. Mar 1 1992. Billed for the second year surcharge
  13. Mar 1 1993 Billed for the third surcharge
  14.  Mar 15 1993 Involved in a motor vehicle accident in Bloomfield,No violation
  15. October 7 1995 speeding violation in New Brunswick
  16. Nov 6 1996. Failure to obey a direction signal in Paramus on the same day, he is involved in an accident in Bloomfield. No violation
  17.  Feb, 26 1998 Speeding violation in Harding.
  18.  April 28 2000 No Point violation for  unsafe operation of a motor vehicle in Morris town
  19.  January 23 2009 seat belt violation in Morris-town. No Points
  20.  Sept 28 2007, Involved in a motor vehicle accident in Netcong. No violation
  21. July 1,2006 No Point Violation for obstructing passage  of another vehicle in Southampton
  22.  Sept 24 2005 No point of violation for obstructing of a motor vehicle in Lambertville.
  23.  July 26, 2002, Involved in a motor vehicle accident.

After all this ,  Only a closed minded person can’t see what is wrong with Chris Christie. He is a fraud and do not qualify to be a Governor. This is disgusting . 

On ethic violation

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HIONkcbtzvE

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rr1K81Yigf0

Corruptions

Do you think Christie will bring change to New Jersey?

New Jersey wake up, before you are sorry.

Update:

The Qunnipiac poll out this morning has the race narrowing down to just 4 points, and it shows that the more people learn about Chris Christie’s extreme views on issue after issue, the more they believe that he is completely wrong for New Jersey.


According to Gov Howard Dean, the Campaign for Health care reform that will include the public option has reached it’s final stretch.800px-Howard_dean
“The fear tactics from the opposition did’nt not work because support for president Obama’s Healthcare Reform which includes the choice of a public health insurance option has increased since the beginning of August.” say Dean
This is a testament to the fact that you never gave up. All summer we worked together to make sure Congress got the message that inclusion of a public option in any healthcare reform bill passed this year is non-negotiable. And every time Republicans tried to kill it or the insurance industry claimed it’s already dead, you stood up and proved them wrong”

More story click the link below:

http://dailykos.com/storyonly/2009/9/17/783419/-America-Cant-Wait
Gov Howard Dean is asking us to join him in calling on congress to pass real reform with majority votes.

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Follow the link below and show support. http://dailykos.com/storyonly/2009/9/17/783419/-America-Cant-Wait


Sunday, Sept 13 2009:-  I am out to the rally in support of the Health Care Reform. You can’t feed your neighbor’s child, before you feed your own.

There is no reason, any American shoud die with a treatable illness because they can’t afford  insurance. It is disgusting, to see people  acting like monsters  protesting and blocking fellow Americans access to health care, because of their greed. It is so an American.

The tone of these rallies, are driving this country into political insanity. The inflammatory rhetoric is getting out of hand.  America is the multicultural nation, and this coming from the top consevative mouth piece, is scary.

Rush Limbaugh is preaching crap, and no Gop leaders are able to rebut him. He is on air scaring white folks. Also on the left people of color are getting so irritated to see their hope being taken away. So they are becoming very angry too. This is so depressing, and crazy.

Some people may think, I am not being analytical of President Obama. After only 8 months, I do not think it is fair to punch him before he is even given chance to show his leadership.

I can assure you onething, I will start sleeping when the crazies on the right stop being crazy. If you can’t see insanity with the right wing , then there is something wrong with your brains too.  Where is the civilized nation that was admired by the world.

Guys put your acts together, you are acting like idiots. The entire world is watching your craziness. Gee.

This country needs civility and a healthy debate. That is,if you want this country to lead  in the entire world. You can’t preach democracy when you don’t show your democracy in your own crib.

I am here killing myself pushing my kids to go to college and there you are, in this civilized nation  preventing your kids to go to college. It is frightening to see how dumb and stupid some people are in this country. I can’t believe this is the same America I knew, which had a big bang singing to the outside world about democracy. Wow.

What do you think most immigrants are discussing at their dinner table today? I am sure they are saying, boy; is this how stupid and dumb some people in this nation are?

You have 30% of people in this nation who are not proud to have an educated president whose election was historical to the entire world. President Obama is an icon to the young generation. He is a motivation to many young generation . Our children are more inspired  to work hard in school. To me, that is refreshing, to some of you it is like smelling a skunk in your back yard.

One day your own  kids will rebell against your craziness.

Let me give you a nice song. Reminder. Majority Americans spoke loud and clear. Get over it.

 I support President Obama. I do not care what anyone says. He is the president of the United States and he deserves some respect, he was elected by the people.

The more you attack your own president the more, you let the world doubt what you stand for as a nation, you are puting the character of this nation in jeopady.

Your rants just shows how hypocritical you are, and that is how the entire world is going to view this nation unfortunately.
I really cannot reconcile the two. You want to help other countries to be civil and introduce democracy in their countries, when you can’t show a bit of some civility to your own president. I urge Republicans to be civil, because you are making a fool out of yourselves.

By the way, because of the craziness I have seen with the Republican party, you are pushing me to stop doing business in any of your businesses.

I stopped shopping at Walmart, I do not get gas at any Exxon Mobil gas station,  If you are my doctor, and I find out that you are one of these crazies, you are tossed. I am not coming to your practice.  I will shop around until I find genuine physicians, who are not drunk with the Fox news, Glenn Beck, Rush Limbaugh, Mitchell Bauchman, Joe “you Lie” Wilson.

 I am sure there are reasonable physicians in this country who are there to help and care for humans.

The right wing has driven this country into political insanity.  It is hard to believe what I am seeing this craziness. This is getting out of hand, and what is this telling about this great nation?

Look folks, some of you, who are rapped up into racial remarks, check out who supported and worked their butts off to have your current president elected. The socialists, nazi, Hitler and what ever name coming out of your craziness is ridiculous. Check this folks, take a cookie put it in your mouth. You are going to feel so stupid, when you count white folks in this room, who made this election possible.

Here is candidate Obama thanking his staffers. This is the true reflection of how humble president Obama is.

 

I am left with my mouth open……….Never mind  my rant

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