This week New Jersey hit with snow 8 to 12 inches in most areas, with schools and work places closed, left a number of bloggers like myself to surf the net.

A day like this, you just want to laugh.

 Mike Scott the cartoonist  keep amusing me with his illustrations in his drawings. He makes me laugh. Here is one that made my day.

BY Mike Scott Editorial Cartoons

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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.


Theise for Freeholder
Putting People Above Politics

For Immediate Release
August 27, 2009

Freeholder Candidate Tod Theise Claims Victory as Opponents Back Down on $30 Million Taj Mahal Library
Freeholders’ conveniently timed reconsideration of library boondoggle
validates candidate’s criticism and effectively endorses Theise’s run for Freeholder

Washington, NJ – Democratic Freeholder candidate Tod Theise of Washington Township declared a temporary victory today as the Warren County Freeholders back peddled on their proposed $30 million library/administrative building project.

Theise, who has made the lavish library the centerpiece of his Freeholder campaign, stated, “for the past several months I’ve warned my friends and neighbors about the Freeholders’ incredibly irresponsible scheme to stick taxpayers with an enormous tab for their Taj Mahal library. When I read Rick Gardner’s explanation as to why the Freeholders decided to reconsider the proposed project, my jaw dropped. His words were virtually identical to the argument I’ve been making to voters about why the library is wrong for Warren County.”

Theise, who readily admits his admiration for Gardner as a person continued, “as much as I like Rick, the last I heard from him he was boasting about the stack of letters he had received supporting the library project and enthusiastically backing this exercise in fiscal suicide. I’ve been hammering this issue home to voters. Regardless of party, everyone I’ve spoken with has been shocked not only by the fact that the Freeholders are promoting this boondoggle, but that they refused to even let taxpayers vote on it.”

The Freeholders’ refusal to let residents vote on the library is particularly troubling to Theise. “At a February 18, 2009 meeting, Assemblyman Mike Doherty asked the Freeholders to let taxpayers vote on this massive spending spree. The Freeholders responded by boasting about their tradition of ‘fiscal restraint’. One Freeholder actually bragged about what a ‘great job’ they do spending our money and said allowing taxpayers to speak by referendum didn’t really apply to them. Talk about arrogant!”
A longstanding fiscal conservative and former GOP official and regional candidate, Theise made it clear that his goal is to do what is best for Warren County rather than advance a partisan political agenda. “Mike is 100% right on this issue. I don’t care whether he’s a Republican or Democrat. Governing is about ideas, not labels. It’s about principle, not expedience. When I consider an idea, I don’t look to see if it has an (R) or a (D) next to it. I only care whether it puts the people of Warren County first.”

As for the timing of this apparent repentance, Theise explained, “I find the timing of this announcement rather convenient. It is beyond transparent that the Freeholders are trying to take the most important issue in this campaign off the table until the election is over. They felt the heat in the kitchen and chose to turn off the stove. If they think I’m going to back off even one inch, they are sadly mistaken. I will never back down as long as this misbegotten stimulus package threatens the prosperity of our families.”

Washington Boro Councilman John Valentine, who has been advising Theise during his campaign observed, “it’s amazing that Tod hasn’t even served a day on the Freeholder Board and already may have saved taxpayers millions of dollars. I can’t wait to see what he can do when he wins in November.”

Theise, who serves as a 1st Lieutenant in the New York Guard, said that he views his candidacy as another opportunity to honor his country. “This election presents a unique opportunity for Warren County taxpayers to voice their opinion on not only the library, but their outrage at being told by the Freeholders that they don’t have the right to decide how their money is spent. The right of self determination is at the heart of our American heritage. I am duty bound to do everything in my power to protect this right.”

Theise has created two web sites at which voters can find out more about his stands on various issues and his personal background. “The web sites are both informative and fun. I even worked my dog Mabel into the campaign. The sites are  

http://www.theiseforfreeholder.blogspot.com/  

 and

  http://www.warrencountyconfidential.blogspot.com/

“And,” he joked, “just so voters know I’m serious about saving their money as a Freeholder, both sites are completely free and cost our campaign nothing. Now that’s practicing what I preach!”