Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Government For The People

"[T]hat we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain -- that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom -- and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth." – Abraham Lincoln, Gettysburg Address

Are we still resolved to have a government of the people, by the people, for the people?

Are we resolved to have a government of the people or single issue interest groups who sell their votes and support to the highest bidder? 

Are we resolved to have a government by the people or professional politicians and lifelong bureaucrats who shield themselves from the consequences of their decisions?

Are we resolved to have a government for the people?
  • Are rising taxes about investing in our future or bloat, incompetence, and greed?
  • Are our schools’ priority education for our children or job security and benefits for the staff? 
  • Are traffic and parking tickets primarily used for law enforcement and public safety or revenue?
  • Is the Veterans Administration hospital system dedicated to providing the best care for our most deserving or a corrupt organization cooking the books?
  • Are we a nation of laws or are some people more equal than others?
  • Does our government promote hard work and savings or dependency?
  • Do our public officials prefer the unpredictability of the free marketplace or the power to pick winners and losers?
  • Do we have a government that has earned our trust?
This election will test our resolve. This election is not about our two imperfect candidates, it’s about us. What kind of nation do we want? What kind of government do we want? And who will get us there? 

Are we resolved to vote for freedom, safety, and prosperity? Are we resolved to vote for competence and dedication to the public good? Are we resolved to vote that government of the people, by the people, and for the people shall not perish from the earth?
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Sunday, August 21, 2016

Questions for Hillary

Election Day approaches and Hillary is the strong favorite in Aberdeen. She's been stumbling on the campaign trail so let's help her with some easy questions.

  1. How would you protect female interns from Bill Clinton and Anthony Weiner?
  2. How much would you charge for the Lincoln Bedroom and should checks be made to cash or the Clinton Foundation?
  3. Which bathroom would you use to store your personal email server and will it be open to transgenders?
  4. On radio, you bragged of using a technicality to get a child rapist a reduced sentence and you accused the 12-year old victim of being the aggressor. Why brag?
  5. In Whitewater, you designed the sales agreements to strip the buyer of all home equity if he missed a single payment for any reason. The contract was legal in Arkansas but illegal in most other states. As president, would you seek to make it legal nationwide?
  6. You wish to increase the number of Syrian refugees coming to our country by 500%. Do you believe that will make us safer?
  7. Simon & Schuster paid you $14 million for a book that only sold 200,000 copies. Ebay paid you $315,000 for a 20-minute speech. Cisco paid you $325,000 just to sit on a stage with the CEO. Do you think these companies got their money’s worth?
  8. Can you name a bill you sponsored as senator?
  9. You have promised to create millions of jobs through infrastructure projects? In today’s age of technology, do you see road builder as a job of the future?
  10. The last 8 years has seen the most anemic economic growth in American history. What would you have done differently?
  11. What was your greatest accomplishment as Secretary of State?
  12. How is your health?


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Monday, May 30, 2016

Remembering Memorial Day

"Today is the day we put aside to remember fallen heroes and to pray that no heroes will ever have to die for us again. It's a day of thanks for the valor of others, a day to remember the splendor of America and those of her children who rest in this cemetery and others. It's a day to be with the family and remember . . .

And we owe them something, those boys. We owe them first a promise: That just as they did not forget their missing comrades, neither, ever, will we. And there are other promises. We must always remember that peace is a fragile thing that needs constant vigilance. We owe them a promise to look at the world with a steady gaze and, perhaps, a resigned toughness, knowing that we have adversaries in the world and challenges and the only way to meet them and maintain the peace is by staying strong."

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Monday, January 11, 2016

More Say It Ain't So

As reported on NJ.com

Four New Jersey men were charged with possession of marijuana following a traffic stop on April 27, said a State Police spokesman.

At about 10:15 a.m., State Police stopped a BMW that was speeding on Route 78 in the area of milepost 6.6, said Sgt. Adam Grossman.

State Police approached the vehicle and could smell marijuana, Grossman said. Marijuana was found in the vehicle and the occupants were arrested and taken to the Perryville station, where they were charged with possession of marijuana.

James DeMatto, 30, of Freehold; William Mcguinn, 29, of Matawan; Gregory Cannon, 29, of Aberdeen; and Justin Deleo, 31, of Secaucus were all charged.

James DeMatteo
Aberdeen Planning Board Holds Reorganization Meeting
James DeMatteo and Vincent Vinci were named the first and second alternates

William Mcguinn
William McGuinn Appointed as the Municipal Court Prosecutor in Aberdeen Township
William McGuinn was sworn in as the Aberdeen Township Municipal Prosecutor on January 6, 2015

Gregory Cannon
Democrats sweep in Aberdeen
Gregory Cannon (1,313 votes), Arthur Hirsch (1,283), Robert Swindle (1,277) and Concetta Kelley (1,294) >>> Read more!

Monday, November 2, 2015

The Democratic Slate

Ah, it’s that time of year again when Aberdeen Township gets to renew its fealty to the democratic party.

Harvey Brenner – Nice guy who’s reputed to have already accepted a job offer in upstate New York and has no intention of serving on the town council.

Gregory Cannon – Remembered for brow-beating a constituent whose home was likely flooded by a township project but refused to accept the town’s meager settlement offer.

Concetta Kelly – She operates a state funded school charity and regularly pockets a quarter of the proceeds. To date, she’s paid herself over $300,000 for her charity work.

Robert Swindle – He’s the guy who sat quietly as his attorney threatened to imprison locals demanding the right to speak at a township meeting on COAH housing.

These are the people Aberdeen will elect tomorrow. How exciting!!!
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