Rallies



It is Easter Weekend Saturday, nice and sunny, warm about 70 degrees. I am at the Democrats Head quarters doing my volunteer work. I am hanging out in the office with a good companion, my dog Smokey.

What is going on in NJ 5th District – Warren County?
This year Democrats candidates are running for office;
Tod Theise, who ran for office as a democrat freeholder candidate against Angelo Acceturo, is running for US Congress in NJ district 5 against the GOP ” god” Scott Garrett who votes “NO” on every policy that benefits the middle class.
Tammy Smith, who ran last year for NJ assembly in the 23rd district, is running for Surrogate and Robert Gara is running for Sheriff.
I call these candidates “brave hearts.”
On the other hand, the GOP opposition is going crazy with their Tea party rallies against the Health Care. A Tea Party Rally is scheduled for April 10 2010 at 10.00AM in Warren County headed by State Senator Mike Doherty.

See what we are up to in Christie’s base counties

Doherty ( R-Warren-, Hunterdon) and assembly woman Alison Littell McHose are calling on New Jersey attorney General Paula Dow to join attorneys in other 14 states in a lawsuit against Health Care which was signed into law last week claiming it is unconstitutional. No republican in either house of congress and senate supported the bill.

HYPOCRICY: GOP Spending is Not Wasteful until Democrats Spends.
Now try to match the two. Saturday is a Tea party Rally against health care in Warren County, at the same time,  GOP- Warren county Board of  freeholders approved the $7.3 million for the purchase of 445 Marshall street in Phillipsburg and some renovations on the existing Warren county community College. For clarity sake, I am pro- education, and I welcome any expansion to Warren County College, because this will benefit our students who are future leaders.
..But what I have a problem with, is the hypocrisy of the Grand Obstruction Party, who wants to have it both ways. This is the state with a Republican governor who is panting over Democrats spending and cutting all state education Aid.

His Budget cuts has also led to the closure of  Psychiatric Hospital.

Along with other cuts announced , Gov. Chris Christie called for closing the 310-bed hospital with about 600 employees in Lebanon Township by June 2011. Many have called this as a reckless move by Govenor Chris Christie.

Also, last week Christie was in montclair addressing high school student at Montclair high school, explaining himself out why he is cutting education funding. Here is the GOP governor talking to students last week. Remember essex county is highly dominated by Democrats, and that is where he targeted most of his cuts. Not Warren County.

WEST ORANGE — “Facing a dramatic cut in state aid, West Orange schools plan to lay off 84 staff members, including 33 teachers, to make up the difference.”

In Warren County ( Christie’s base) the project worth $7.3 Million just got approved, at the same time, this is the same GOP County and tea party groups who are protesting the government for passing health care , while their GOP governor Christie, is crying foul over the state deficit.
Is  this the same governor who will pay for half the price of the approved Project in Warren County?

 Are Christie’s cuttings only targeted in the heavily Democrat populated counties? What is this game about?
It is ok for GOP to spend, but it is not ok when it is a Democrat coming up with any type of project. This is hypocritical, or should I say playing double standards to win voter support on both sides?

This is where I have a problem with GOP leadership it is all about bulling people;

Christie is still out fighting the teachers in NJ, what I find troubling is. Why can’t he fight his own base as well? How can Chris Christie look into people ‘s eyes and say he is trying to balance the deficit by cutting spending , when his base is benefiting, by advocating for the rich?

 According to the Warren County Reporter and express times, the $7.3 million project will be financed by the bond ordinance, and half of the project will be financed by the state, since the state is responsible for the debt service on bond through the chapter 12 state funding program, which was created to help finance facilities at county colleges since colleges are not permitted to take on debt. Hmmm.

What is wrong with this picture? Closing the hospital, and substuting it for something else that can wait until the state is out of recession?

Listen Tea Bags; you cannot have it both ways.
I love Warren County; especially living in the midst of the opposition is so much fun.


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

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

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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


Just came back from the demonstration Rally in support to the Health Care Reform.
Because we reside in the crazies base County, we took it to the street. It was amazing, fulfilling and effective, even when we are out numbered by the republicans. We delivered our message in a very peaceful and civil manner. We had no media coverage. I guess it is not fun to cover anything positive, if we were chanting Nazi, Hitler, and all the crazy stuff like take back our country, I am sure that would be attractive. Peace is not something that gets coverage.

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Cars were honking in support. It felt so good, just to push back the crazies. Here are the pictures I took.

 

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Have you ever felt a need to make your voice heard in the middle of the crazy mob, who appear to be so taller than yourself and look like Bullies? Imagine the picture of this crazy monster with big ugly teeth threatening to kill you if you speak the truth, and then you are there thinking , should I take a risk to fight this gorilla or not? Then your guts tells you, just go out and fight, do not get intimidated by the size of your opponent.

You bundle up off you go for a fight? That is what I did today. It feels so refreshing to preach the truth and facts to the people who have drunk the cool aid from Fox News and Glenn Beck.

 In the middle of the battle ground, the entire ground chants in support of your message, cars honking in support, thumbs up.

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That is exactly what happened today. You never know, how many people you may change, until you take part in educating the uninformed public. I just realized today that we have a good crowd in Warren County supporting the health Care Reform. Be like a brave turtle, facing the lion.

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Of Course, I was doing paparazzi, since we had no coverage. Our county is controlled by Republicans, so they refused to give us publicity. The Radio, News papers are all controlled by Repubs and we had zero reporters, they told us in advance that we are on our own.

So I did my amateur photographing, but what the heck. I did it.

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This was my favorite poster. Holding it is Janice Swack running for Council in Independence. She was the organizer of this demonstration against the tea baggers .Here she is

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She is an Icon for Democrats in this county dominated by holy holy elephants.

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 We had one oposition who came to disrupt us, trying to sell his opposition message. We watered him down with facts, and obvious questions.

The dems are not putting up with any nonsense, they are fighting back in a civil and peaceful way. Our anti-Health care reform was this old guy screaming at us, chanting Obama is a socialist .

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It was not easy with him because, our message overshadowed his negativity. He could not give an answer to what type of insurance he had. I asked him whether he was on medicare, you would have seen how we watered him down, with facts about health care, and told him medicare is a government run program. He immediately zipped his big mouth.

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See what happens when you use facts to challenge a lie. These wing nuts have no facts, Flood them with facts, they have no answers. That is why you can’t be afraid. They use violent words to scare people, but when you confront them with facts, they are cowards.

Look at how embarrassed he looks after learning the truth about medicare. Duh

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Small group but effective with the right message. For this county, this is pretty a good sign for change.

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 I walked by and took a pic of  supporters, telling their personal stories and word of encouragement.

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Peaceful people. Do you see any craziness here?

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After this, my girl friend and I went to a near by out door  free concert , to take our chances to handout our health Care reform flyer’s. We were successful. Check the crowd in this county, these are holy holy you know people? Anti Obama. But you will be shocked. I am sure many of these folks  are on medicare. What is laughable folks is olsd folks who are against Government take over, are on medicare. 

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Anyway, all I can say is Fox News , Glenn Beck, Rush Limbaugh are misleading people in this country. All these old folks , do spend their days listening to fox news. What a shame.

Time to go to bed. Work day Monday. It’s 1.12 AM now. I am tired.


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