Monthly Archives: July 2008

>Clinton for veep group says she’s out of the running

>This just in.
VoteBoth.com, a website created by former aides to Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-N.Y.) to push her as presidential candidate Barack Obama’s running mate, is shutting down because Clinton is “no longer under consideration.”

According to the website Barack Obama has picked Hillary Clinton to deliver the keynote address at the Democratic National Convention in Denver. It is because of this that they feels Hillary is no longer in the running for the second spot on the ticket.

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Clinton for veep group says she’s out of the running

This just in.
VoteBoth.com, a website created by former aides to Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-N.Y.) to push her as presidential candidate Barack Obama’s running mate, is shutting down because Clinton is “no longer under consideration.”

According to the website Barack Obama has picked Hillary Clinton to deliver the keynote address at the Democratic National Convention in Denver. It is because of this that they feels Hillary is no longer in the running for the second spot on the ticket.

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Middletown’s meeting to discuss COAH turned ugly last night


I received a few phone calls today about last nights meeting in Middletown to discuss the COAH rule revisions that will be taking effect. I wasn’t there but from what I have been told it turned very ugly.

As it turns out, the story about the meeting last night that appears in today’s Asbury Park Press does not go into any detail about what happened during and after the public comments portion of the meeting. 
After opening the meeting for comments, a very long, uncomfortable moment passed without anyone interested in speaking. Just before the meeting was going to be closed, Matt Morehead, Chairman of the Bayshore Young Democrats raised his hand to address the crowd.
 
It was at this point, I am told that it got ugly. Even before Mr. Morehead could get a word out he was immediately bombarded with hisses and catcalls. It seems as though the auditorium was packed with local members of the Middletown Republican Party, who were all just waiting for Mr. Morehead  to speak.  
When Matt finished his comments and attempted to leave the building he was accosted and surrounded in the lobby of the Middletown Arts Center by the same people who would not allow him to speak his mind inside of the auditorium.  I am told that he was called several choice names that can not be printed along with being labeled as a communistic socialist. 
It is unfortunate that these people have to act so childish. Instead of taking out their anger on the true culprits, the township’s Republican leadership who had 23 years in which to fully comply with COAH, they instead direct threats and insults at Matt Morehead for pushing the affordable housing issue to the forefront of discussion. For some reason these people feel Matt is responsible somehow for the state’s elimination of the use of RCA’s to help towns meet their affordable housing requirements, which is simply not true. The elimination of RCA’s had been discussed long before Mr. Morehead arrived on the scene.    
I am sure that Matt will have more to say about this on his blog “A Voice for the Youth” soon.
You can click on the headline to read the APP’s account of what happend at the meeting.

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Middletown’s meeting to discuss COAH turned ugly last night


I received a few phone calls today about last nights meeting in Middletown to discuss the COAH rule revisions that will be taking effect. I wasn’t there but from what I have been told it turned very ugly.

As it turns out, the story about the meeting last night that appears in today’s Asbury Park Press does not go into any detail about what happened during and after the public comments portion of the meeting. 
After opening the meeting for comments, a very long, uncomfortable moment passed without anyone interested in speaking. Just before the meeting was going to be closed, Matt Morehead, Chairman of the Bayshore Young Democrats raised his hand to address the crowd.
 
It was at this point, I am told that it got ugly. Even before Mr. Morehead could get a word out he was immediately bombarded with hisses and catcalls. It seems as though the auditorium was packed with local members of the Middletown Republican Party, who were all just waiting for Mr. Morehead  to speak.  
When Matt finished his comments and attempted to leave the building he was accosted and surrounded in the lobby of the Middletown Arts Center by the same people who would not allow him to speak his mind inside of the auditorium.  I am told that he was called several choice names that can not be printed along with being labeled as a communistic socialist. 
It is unfortunate that these people have to act so childish. Instead of taking out their anger on the true culprits, the township’s Republican leadership who had 23 years in which to fully comply with COAH, they instead direct threats and insults at Matt Morehead for pushing the affordable housing issue to the forefront of discussion. For some reason these people feel Matt is responsible somehow for the state’s elimination of the use of RCA’s to help towns meet their affordable housing requirements, which is simply not true. The elimination of RCA’s had been discussed long before Mr. Morehead arrived on the scene.    
I am sure that Matt will have more to say about this on his blog “A Voice for the Youth” soon.
You can click on the headline to read the APP’s account of what happend at the meeting.

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>Obama Ready to ‘Duel’ McCain

>From the Hill’s Briefing Room comes an article from Walter Alarkon who is reporting that John McCain’s new ad comparing Barack Obama to pop stars Britney Spears and Paris Hilton has bloggers on both sides in a tizzy. While conservative bloggers find it effective, liberal bloggers and a former McCain aide call it childish.

It’s too bad McCain has to resort to factually inaccurate attack ads so early in the campaign. I think it show that his “straight talk” persona is more media hype then  genuine. 

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Obama Ready to ‘Duel’ McCain

From the Hill’s Briefing Room comes an article from Walter Alarkon who is reporting that John McCain’s new ad comparing Barack Obama to pop stars Britney Spears and Paris Hilton has bloggers on both sides in a tizzy. While conservative bloggers find it effective, liberal bloggers and a former McCain aide call it childish.

It’s too bad McCain has to resort to factually inaccurate attack ads so early in the campaign. I think it show that his “straight talk” persona is more media hype then  genuine. 

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It’s Time for Congress to Issue an Apology for Slavery

July 29th, 2008

Today, the House of Representatives will consider
H.Res.194, an apology for slavery and Jim Crow which I
introduced in February 2007. This resolution, which is
cosponsored by more than ¼ of House members, acknowledges
the long and painful history of slavery in America and its
successor, Jim Crow. Moreover, Congress played an important
role, either through legislation or inaction, in sustaining
both of these noxious institutions. Several states and the
United Kingdom have expressed regret for their roles in
slavery or the transatlantic slave trade. Australia has
apologized to its Aborigines for the mistreatment they
received at the hands of the Australian government for much
of the last century. In light of these facts, it is long
past time for Congress to issue an apology for slavery and
Jim Crow, and I look forward to the House adopting this
historic measure later today.

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