It should be noted that Fulop is a member of Nanny Bloomberg’s Mayors Against Illegal Guns, so this story I found at Bearing arms is no surprise
Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop is putting the lives of his officers at risk by telling manufacturers they must comply with authoritarian “social responsibility questions” to bid on city firearms and ammunition contracts.
New Jersey’s second-largest city is adopting a novel approach to gun control by requiring weapons-makers bidding on municipal contracts to answer questions about their positions on gun safety issues.
Jersey City, a city of 250,000 across the Hudson River from Manhattan, is believed to be the first U.S. municipality to incorporate social responsibility questions into public contract bids. Mayor Steven Fulop says he wants municipalities to use their purchasing power to influence America’s gun-safety conversation.
The bid specification going out Wednesday — for roughly $200,000 worth of guns and $150,000 in ammunition — includes six questions measuring vendors’ gun safety record. One asks whether the manufacturer would commit to preventing its weapons from appearing in violent video games. Another asks what the company does to combat illegal gun trafficking.
“I think we can reshape the dialogue based on how we award contracts,” Fulop told The Associated Press. “We can’t do it ourselves. The hope is that will be replicated in other urban areas, and that we can get them to lead where Washington couldn’t.”
Here are the “socially responsible questions” from Fulop, a member of Michael Bloomberg’s citizen control group, “Mayors Against Illegal Guns.”
- What do you do to combat illegal gun trafficking and illegal gun crime?
- Do you manufacturer and sell assault weapons for civilian use?
- Do you agree not to sell certain models of firearms for civilian use?
- Are you requiring your dealers to conduct background checks?
- Do you fund research related to gun violence and smart gun technology?
- Will you commit to prohibiting your brand name from being used in violent video games?
Social Responsibility huh? That is what these questions are supposed to be about? Let us look at these questions
What do you do to combat illegal gun trafficking and illegal gun crime?
Illegal gun crime? As opposed to what, legal gun crimes? What an inane question.
Do you manufacturer and sell assault weapons for civilian use?
Assault weapons? What exactly are those? What clueless Statists like Fulop call assault weapons are really just rifles, so this is a meaningless question. Many gun makers do make weapons for the military, but those are not sold to civilians, and Fulop should know that.
Do you agree not to sell certain models of firearms for civilian use?
Read my statement above.
Are you requiring your dealers to conduct background checks?
Actually federal law requires background checks, it is not anything gun makers have a say in. I have bought two guns this year, both times I had to pass a background check.
As Bob Owens points out, what gun maker is going to even bother selling to Jersey City as long as this buffoon is mayor?
It would be market suicide for FNH USA, Glock, Heckler & Koch, Ruger ,Sig Sauer, Smith & Wesson, or any other manufacturer to pander to Fulop’s citizen control questionnaire to sell a few hundred guns. Does any manufacturer want to take that sort of risk in a day and age where Second Amendment supporters are networked via the Internet, and in a much less forgiving mood?
Because their main job appears to be giving your kids the education the billions of dollars we throw at the Abbott districts doesn’t give them.
Essex County College President Gale Gibson is known to march from office to office with a poster-sized board under her arm.
With crushed corners and tears, the well-worn board makes one thing clear: ECC ranks at the bottom of New Jersey’s 19 county colleges as far as graduation and retention rates.
Gibson — who was appointed interim college president in April and confirmed as president Oct. 15 by the board of trustees — has made boosting ECC’s rank her top mission and has laid out an ambitious five-year plan.
“There’s no place for Essex County College to go but up,” Gibson said in an interview. “I see the college in a better place in five years and if it isn’t I shouldn’t be sitting in this chair. It cannot remain where it is right now.”
The numbers on the ranking chart paint a stark picture: 5 percent of full-time ECC students who began in fall 2007 graduate within three years and just 46 percent of students who began in fall 2009 returned in fall 2010.
But inching up the rankings means overcoming major academic challenges — especially at a college where an alarming number of students arrive unprepared for college level work from Newark, East Orange, Irvington and nearby towns. About 90 percent of students take at least one remedial course and 80 percent of students enroll in at least two.
Newark receives more than $672 million of our tax dollars in education funding. East Orange garners $170 million, and Irvington gets $106 million. Add in $63 million for the City of Orange and that’s more than a billion dollars a year to subsidize a public school system which graduates a crop of students who are utterly unprepared for the rigors of community college.
BLS being my newest Liberal Malady Bitter lesbian Syndrome
A New Jersey waitress who claimed that a family left her an anti-gay message instead of a tip was faking the whole thing, according to the accused family.
Dayna Morales, a lesbian former Marine who works at Gallop Asian Bistro in Branchburg, said that she was given no tip on a $93.55 dinner bill for a family of four — a husband, wife and their two children.
To make matters worse, Morales claimed that she received a homophobic message that read “I’m sorry but I cannot tip because I do not agree with your lifestyle.”
“I am THOROUGHLY offended mad pissed off and hurt that THIS is what her kids will grow up learning and that I served in the Marines to keep ignorant people like them free,” wrote Morales in an email to Have a Gay Day, a gay advocacy non-profit.
“Keep your damn mouth shut and pray we never cross paths again,” continued Morales.
Seems like an outrageous thing for anyone to do right? Screwing over a server, and leaving an nasty message at the same time. But, we know Liberals will invent their own realities, and their own victim hood don’t we?
But the accused family claims that Morales is lying. They contacted NBC 4 New York on their own accord and provided documents to prove that they left Morales a generous tip, minus the nasty message.
The couple, who wanted to remain anonymous, provided NBC 4 New York a copy of their Visa bill as well as their copy of the restaurant receipt to show that they left an $18 tip on the $93.55 tab — or just shy of 20 percent.
As further proof, the time stamp on the receipt provided by the couple also matches that of the one Morales posted on Facebook. The wife also noted that she is left-handed and that the slash mark on the tip line seems to have been written by someone who is right-handed.
UH-OH! The waitress received thousands in donations after her story went viral, maybe this was all about scamming for money? Or maybe it is the dreaded BLS striking.
To any anti-gun weenies who are afraid of guns, and thus deeply aggrieved and offended by real men, AKA Conservative men this is for you. I hope you are so offended you cry yourself to sleep tonight
How many governors would take this picture? Certainly not New Jersey’s Stay Puff Marshmallow Man Yeah, exactly! H/T The Blaze
College students in New Jersey voted overwhelmingly for Barack Obama. And now they’re shocked to discover that his signature legislative achievement hits them where it hurts, in the pocketbook.
It was a health care shocker for college students in New Jersey who found out that they can’t buy low-cost health insurance at their schools because of the Affordable Care Act.
Now, they are at the risk of being without insurance, CBS 2′s Christine Sloan reported.
Many students have found themselves in health care limbo this semester. Community colleges in New Jersey used to offer cheap health insurance for hundreds of dollars a year but they had to drop the practice because Federal Law prohibits the sale of bare bones policies.
Under the Affordable Care Act it would have cost more to run the program and the cost would have been passed on to students.
“More than a thousand dollars per student and that is dramatically different,” said Union County Community College, Vice President of Administrative Services, Stephen Nacco said.
Students like Carlos Arias depended on the low-cost health care.
“I’m kind of healthy right now but I am worried that when something happens I’m not going to go to the hospital,” Arias said.
If only these students studied a bit of history, and possessed any common sense, or read THIS BLOG! Ed told you, I told you………..
Brian Aitken had his life destroyed for doing something that all Americans are constitutionally guaranteed the right to do, owning a firearm. While moving to the draconian, gun-hating state of New Jersey, Brian was pulled over while transporting his gun to his new home. Guns are all but banned in New Jersey, save for under some special circumstances, one of which is moving a gun to a new residence. Even though Brian had done nothing illegal, he was sentenced to seven years in prison by a depraved activist judge. He was pardoned after four months, but has been suffering from the fraudulent charges levied against him ever since.
Brian is still a convicted felon. He can’t travel to other countries, pass any type of background check, and worst of all, hasn’t been able to see his son in four years. Not only did Brian have four months of his life stolen from him, but his family as well. All this for doing absolutely nothing wrong.
There isn’t much I can say about Brian Aitken’s story that hasn’t already been said, save one small personal experience I had with Brian. I met him a few years ago at a retreat sponsored by the Foundation for Economic Education in a small mountain town in Colorado. He was speaking to some people I knew, and I overheard somebody saying something about him being arrested. Selfishly, I asked him to retell his story to me, not knowing the full extent of the horrors he had gone through, and without considering how many time he must have been asked this before.
After he finished, I think my jaw had actually been left agape in a bewildered stupor. I was shocked by his story, but was even more shocked by how he carried himself throughout the entire conversation. He was cheerful throughout the whole conversation, he even made a few jokes while telling me his story. I could only think that had I endured what Brian had, that I would have come out a bitter wretch. While Brian’s life may have been destroyed by New Jersey’s fascist laws, Brian was not.
Brian is petitioning the Supreme Court of the United States to hear his case, and overturn his status as a felon so he can see his son again, but he needs help. Brian is raising money to pay for legal costs by selling his new book online. You can pre order a digital copy for only $8, or you can pre order a physical first edition hardcover copy for $32. All of the proceeds will go directly to help Brian in his battle to get his son back and to clear his name.
I strongly urge everyone reading this to go to www.bannedbykickstarter.com and help Brian in his fight. We need to show the United States government that we will not tolerate their bullying of innocent citizens. We must speak out now, not only to clear an innocent man’s name, but also in the hopes that we may be able to prevent this from ever happening again.
You can help contribute to Brian’s legal defense at www.bannedbykickstarter.com.
Guess who Governor RINO is blaming for a possible government shutdown. Go on, guess
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said Thursday “responsible Republican leaders” would not allow the government to shut down.
“That, by definition, is a failure. You’ve gotta work it out,” Christie, a Republican, said in a segment set to air Sunday on “CBS This Morning,” Politico reported.Christie didn’t name any GOP politicians, but his remarks came the day after Texas Sen. Ted Cruz finished a 21-hour speech on the Senate floor advocating for the defunding of Obamacare. Both he and Cruz are seen as possible GOP contenders in the 2016 presidential race.”I think there’s got to be a solution other than that,” Christie said in the CBS episode, NJ.com reported. “I don’t think we should be doing that.”
“I think it’s always irresponsible if you’re running the government to be advocating for shutting it down,” Christie said.
Of course no Republican actually is advocating for shutting the government down, but Christie is playing politics here. Oh goodie, another politics over principles “Republican”
ObamaCare is more properly known as The Affordable Care Act. That name would be funny if it wasn’t so sad.
As 106,000 New Jersey residents are about to learn, their healthcare insurance option, known as the “basic and essential” (B&E) plan, is about to go away and be replaced with something more expensive. So not only is their health insurance going to cost more, but they also won’t be able to keep the insurance that they originally had. That’s two broken promises of ObamaCare in one sad story.
The B&E plan only covers basic services, as the name implies. It covers doctor’s visits and treatments that don’t call for a stay at a hospital. It’s also a very affordable plan, costing as little as a couple of hundred bucks a month for some people.
The problem is this: the B&E plan doesn’t cover certain services mandated by ObamaCare. In addition to that, ObamaCare also caps out-of-pocket fees for the insured. So, after December 31 of this year, the B&E plans will not be renewed by insurers because they can’t meet those requirements.
Larry Altman, vice president at the Office of HealthCare Reform for Horizon Blue Cross Blue shield sums the whole issue up this way: “In general, richer products translate into higher premiums.”
Really? Does he mean that when the government forces insurance companies to provide certain levels of coverage (e.g., insuring children up to age 26) that those companies will then incur additional costs which will be passed along to… wait for it… the people who are paying for the insurance? Well, that might come as a surprise to the Democrats who were selling this monstrosity known as ObamaCare by bragging about the benefits of those regulations without ever talking about the consequences.
We’d like to say that Democrats regularly prove that the road to hell is paved with good intentions. However, we’re not certain that the leadership of the Democratic Party has any good intentions for this country.
When those 106,000 New Jersey residents lose their B&E insurance, they “will be left with what may be a choice among pricey, pricier and priciest,” according to The Newark Star-Ledger.
The Affordable Care Act isn’t. It’s not affordable to people who need insurance. It’s not affordable to our nation.
It’s a disaster.
Two days after winning his party’s nomination for U.S. Senate Cory Booker is already pandering to La Raza. Senor Mayor has decreed that Newark, NJ will no longer detain illegal aliens.
The Newark Police Department has become the first law enforcement agency in New Jersey to refuse the federal government’s requests to detain people accused of minor crimes who are suspected of being in the U.S. illegally, according to immigration advocates.
In enacting the policy, Newark becomes the latest city to opt out of the most controversial part of the “Secure Communities” program implemented by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency in 2011, which allows the agency to ask local police to hold any suspect for up to 48 hours if their immigration status is called into question.
“Secure Communities” was designed to enhance ICE’s ability to track dangerous criminals who are undocumented immigrants. Under the policy the Department of Homeland Security reviews fingerprints collected by local police during an arrest, which then allows ICE to issue the detainer requests.
So if you’re an American citizen with outstanding parking tickets from East Nowhereville Idaho the Newark PD will run a warrant check and slap on the cuffs.
But if you swam across the Rio Grande and avoided paying taxes for the past 15 years they’ll send you on your way with an apology and a smile.
What is it with Democrats and selective enforcement of laws?
Of course as Chris points out, Steve Lonegan is running against Cory Booker. And surely, Ann Coulter’s favorite Republican, Chris Christie, who just happens to be Governor of New Jersey, will do all he can to help Lonegan win that Senate race right? AH, not so much
Because Christie plans to sit on his handswhile Steve Lonegan battles Cory Booker for Frank Lautenberg’s old Senate seat.
New Jersey governor’s allies say he will offer an endorsement, but no campaign appearances or fundraising help.
An endorsement to whom?
Please tell me he isn’t going to endorse Booker. Please?
Don’t hold your breath Wysocki.
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie finds himself in an awkward situation as he mulls whether to offer any support to his party’s tea-party Republican Senate nominee, Steve Lonegan, against his Democratic friend and off-and-on political ally, Cory Booker.
Lonegan, who cruised to victory in Tuesday’s Republican primary, has a frosty relationship with Christie, dating back to his primary challenge to the governor in the 2009 campaign. Just this week, Lonegan earned a public scolding from Christie for his campaign’s racially tinged tweet attacking Booker. “This is a governor who calls it like he sees it,” said a source close to Christie. “When Steve Lonegan says something and reporters want the governor’s reaction, he’ll tell people what he thinks.”
Chris Christie, closer to saying “the Republican Party left me” every day.
U.S. Senate candidate Rush Holt said his claim made Monday that “millions will die” if something isn’t done to address global warming was reality, not hyperbole.
“I think it’s no exaggeration at all to say that millions will die. And in fact there’s pretty good evidence that millions already have died because of climate change,” Holt, a congressman from central New Jersey who’s seeking the Democratic nomination for U.S. Senate, said in a Star-Ledger editorial board meeting this morning.
Is it just me or are Leftists not the most unpleasant people to be around, doom, gloom, pessimism, the sky is falling, and on and on. Note that I have said before that Leftism is an , they just cannot get enough bad news.
It should be known, in the 7th grade, I had a bully who picked on me, he was snotty little punk, and, it turns out not a very good fighter. Odd, his harassment of me stopped as soon as I punched him a few times. Later on, in the 11th grade, there was another kid who thought it was a good idea to try to bully smaller teens. I stuck up for them, he decided to attack me from behind on the bus after a soccer game (I scored three goals and got a hug from Jennifer, who was the hottest girl in school) so, I was in no mood to deal with his BS. In short his attack from behind strategy got him a fat lip and extreme embarrassment. The point is I know bullies suck, and sometimes bullying can be carried to extremes, and those punks should be dealt with, so, I am not making light of bullying at all. With that being said, here is the story
Any cause, no matter how noble, can be completely bastardized by activists. Chris has a great example of how the “anti-bullying” activists are using their cause, to bully the normal folks
NJ bans trash-talking in high school sports
New Jersey high school athletes who talk trash could find their teams penalized and themselves under investigation by the state Civil Rights Division.
The New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association and the state Attorney General’s Office announced the new policy on Wednesday.
They say it brings athletic events into line with the state’s anti-bullying law for schools.
Referees would also be required to report incidents for possible further investigation.
Soon they won’t even keep score. Because “losers” will feel bad. And God forbid someone’s precious little snowflake feels bad.
We’re breeding a nation of wimps.
Oops, can I say “wimps?” Or is that bullying?
Ah yes, the natural evolution of the Left’s campaign against competition has reached this point. Trash-talking, celebrating a TD, or a home run, these normal outbursts of emotion are now in the cross hairs.
It will not be long until bloggers will be accused of bullying by Liberals. If I had a bet on who the Liberal would be, I would bet on Charles Johnson because several bloggers like to show the absurdity of CJ’s hyperbole. And, since Johnson is somewhat of a whiner….. And really now, isn’t talking ill of someone’s ideology “trash-talking”? Just wait it is coming. Pretty soon “bullying” will rival “RAAAAACISM” as the favorite victim card of the Left. And, when it happens, remember who said it first. I suppose if I was an activist at heart I could start the Anti-Anti-Bullying Coalition, but activists tend to make my skin crawl, so I do not want to become one of those self-important douche bags. Oh, I wonder if calling those self-important douche bags out is “bullying”, see where this leads……………
I may be just a blogger, but it would seem I am still a few dozen IQ points sharper than the Republican party is, especially the GOP members of the Gang of Eight
Just what we need, electoral advice from a Democrat
(Politico) Sen. Robert Menendez says Republicans need to accept a pathway to citizenship in immigration reform, or they’ll never take back the White House.
Discussing the debate over border security measures in the bill, the New Jersey Democrat who chairs the Senate Foreign Relations Committee decried efforts to create unreachable triggers on legalization.
“What I cannot support, and what I believe the community cannot support at the end of the day is that we’re going to have triggers that can never be achieved in terms of border security as an impediment to the pathway to legalization and citizenship,” Menendez said on CNN’s “State of the Union.”
“I would tell my Republican colleagues, both in the House and the Senate, that the road to the White House comes through a road with a pathway to legalization. Without it, there will never be a road to the White House for the Republican Party,” Menendez said.
There we have the VERY BEST reason for every Republican NOT to support amnesty. The Democrats want us to, and here is a hint Senator Rubio, it is NOT because Bob Menendez or any other Democrat longs to see a Republican in the White House. Let me be clear, if the Democrats are giving us advice, we should do the exact opposite. When a Democrat says turn here, don’t do it. When a Democrats says support amnesty, we ought to say Hell no we won’t! The Democrats want us to fail. they want us NEVER to elect another Republican to any office. Why is this so flipping hard for the GOP to grasp?
CHRIS MATTHEWS: “The good thing going for Cory Booker, if he’s the candidate, Steve, is that we don’t have any African Americans in the United States Senate, which I think is a disgrace. You know, it’s one of the reasons I voted for my friend Michael Steele when he ran because I think we ought to have some. It’s absurd in this country, it’s absurd, Steve.”
Anyone spot the glaring problem with that statement? I guess Matthews never heard of Senator Tim Scott? To be fair Matthews catches his mistake, but what about the overtly racist comment he makes? Admitting he votes based on skin color? What about judging on character and not color?
The New Jersey man who is fighting to regain custody of his young children – one of whom he named Adolf Hitler Campbell – showed up today for a Family Court hearing wearing a full Nazi uniform and a Hitler mustache.
Heath Campbell, founder of the Hitler’s Order hate group, appeared this morning at a Flemington, New Jersey courthouse for a closed hearing on his request for visitation with his youngest child, a two-year-old boy.
In November 2011, the child (and his three siblings) were taken into custody by state welfare officials, who accused Campbell, 40, and his wife of child abuse. Campbell has contended that he never neglected his children, claiming that they were seized by the state solely due to the their names (one of his daughters is JoyceLynn Aryan Nation Campbell).
As seen above, Campbell was accompanied to court by a woman wearing a costume with a swastika on its sleeve and a Nazi Iron Eagle.
When asked if wearing the Nazi uniform would hurt him in the eyes of the Family Court judge, Campbell told a TV reporter, “Well, if they’re good judges, and they’re good people, they’ll look within and not what’s on the outside.”
While Campbell’s uniform appeared authentic, historical records contain no reference to Nazis carrying laptop bags.
File under: Horny Democrats behaving badly.
Assemblyman Joe Cryan – Working hard for New Jersey
Who knew? A top New Jersey Democrat who’s being touted for higher office is a big fan of bondage.
The New York Post reported:
A powerful New Jersey Democrat who’s being touted as the party’s next state chairman has an insatiable lust for bondage, oral sex and spanking, secret e-mails obtained by The Post reveal.
Assemblyman Joe Cryan, of Union, graphically spelled out his kinky proclivities in more than 150 e-mails that he sent to a lobbyist – and then fought to keep them hidden after he stunned the state political world by having her busted for stalking in 2006.
After her arrest, Karen Golding said that they were intimately involved – and that she had the e-mails to prove it. Cryan has denied the relationship.
Cryan urged prosecutors for years to keep the courts from releasing the e-mails’ sexually charged content, while Golding pushed to get them out, first referring to them in court papers in 2009.
With the case still playing out in court, the secret correspondence – racy enough to make any “Fifty Shades of Grey’’ fan blush – landed on the driveway of a Post reporter.
“What do you want to be spanked with?” the lascivious lawmaker asked Golding in an inappropriate workday exchange that spanned 14 hours on June 28, 2004.
“What will you wear to beg for it?”
“Available for a bj this morning?” Cryan lustfully queried. “I’m really hard and horny.”
Read the rest here.
You cannot paint a more typically American image than a father giving his son his first gun. But, in the alternate universe Liberalism, such an act warrants a visit from Big Brother
Tyranny on display: give your son a shotgun for his 11th birthday, post a picture of him with the gun on Facebook, have DYFS and 4 heavily armed cops show up at your house.
The ruddy-cheeked, camouflage-clad boy in the photo smiles out from behind a pair of glasses, proudly holding a gun his father gave him as a present for his upcoming 11th birthday.
The weapon in the photo, posted by his dad on Facebook, resembles a military-style assault rifle but, his father says, is actually just a .22-caliber copy. And that, the family believes, is why child welfare case workers and police officers visited the home in Carneys Point last Friday and asked to see his guns.
Go read the rest of this story at Wyblog. Guns have been demonized by the Left for years now, and as a result many people see guns as bad things, and gun owners as dangerous and abnormal. And giving your child a gun? Or teaching them to shoot? Well that is meltdown time for the Left. The Left uses their propaganda very effectively, and sadly, that propaganda works on those who are ignorant.
A crazy story out of Joisey via The Blaze. I am sure this type of thing is something most Liberals would like to see all across our nation
“What they did was criminal at best,” Pantaleon said, describing how he frantically reached for a day planner containing his firearm when he heard strange noises at the entrance to his apartment.
“It wasn’t until I saw my landlord in the front of my apartment that I realized they were cops,” said Pantaleon. He then tossed the day planner back on his bed, came out of his bedroom and tried to close the door, when one of the officers pushed past him into the bedroom, picked up the day planner case and opened it. Upon seeing the gun, the police officer instructed the other deputy to “lock him the f*ck up,” Pantaleon claimed.
Police had been called to the apartment by a tenant concerned that the building was not properly heated. Officers demanded access to Pantaleon’s apartment because the boiler was located in it.
“The cop came out of the bedroom and started saying, ‘Oh, you brought a gun, if I only knew. … You are so lucky, they should be wiping your blood off the floor right now,’” Pantaleon said. “I was in shock, and the way these guys were behaving … I was in fear for my life.”
Police went on to thoroughly search his home.
“They had no warrant, they definitely didn’t have my consent, and none of the arresting officers Mirandized me. It wasn’t until I saw a detective from a major crimes unit that he Mirandized me, a little over 15 hours later,” said Pantaleon. “What good are my rights if I’m not allowed to exercise them?”
Absurdity on display.