Daily Archives: October 16, 2009

Byrnes to Introduce Resolution Requesting Governor to Petition President Obama to Keep Fort Monmouth Open

Monmouth County Freeholder Candidate Sean Byrnes will be introducing a resolution to the Middletown Township Committee Monday night that would request Governor Jon Corzine to petition President Barack Obama to keep Fort Monmouth open and maintain its facilities for the support of service members and their families.

Democrat Byrnes, sits on the Middletown Township Committee and thinks that this is a “No-Brainer” and that the resolution should be passed with little to no opposition, in time to be presented to President Obama Wednesday at Fairleigh Dickinson University, where he will be campaigning for Governor Jon Corzine.
Below is the text of the resoloution to be introduced Monday night:


WHEREAS, the Defense Base Closure and Realignment Commission
decided in to close Fort Monmouth to move the functions and personnel to Army facilities in Maryland and Ohio; and

WHEREAS, the Inspector General for the Army has recently completed an investigation into the decision-making involved in the decision
to close Fort Monmouth; and

WHEREAS, Fort Monmouth has been the home to the U.S. Army Material Command and Army Acquisition Executive that researches andmanages Command and Control, Communications, Computing, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance capabilities; and

WHEREAS, Fort Monmouth has provided valuable support and services to active duty, National Guard, reserve and retired members of all branches of our country’s military sen-ices; and

WHEREAS, these services are provided through a system of appropriated funds under which the purchases and fees paid by service members pay the costs associated the operations of these facilities; and

WHEREAS, thousands of these service members and retired service members continue to rely upon the commissary for the purchase of food products and the exchange for purchases of retail products, as well as the golf course and marina; and

WHEREAS, we continue to advocate for and favor a reversal of the-decision the and

WHEREAS, we join in the growing chorus of voices, including those of Senators Menendez and Lautenberg, Congressmen Smith and Holt, demanding a reconsideration of the decision to close Fort Monmouth in light of recent revelations suggesting that the true costs of the closure and move will dramatically exceed earlier estimates; and

WHEREAS, the Township Committee believes strongly that in the event of the closure of Fort Monmouth that certain functions of the base that provide benefits and services, such as the base exchange, commissary and golf course, be preserved so that these benefits and may be maintained,

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Township Committee of the Township of Middletown in the County of Monmouth, State of Jersey that the Township of does hereby urge the Governor of the State of New Jersey to petition the President of the United States to reconsider the decision to close Fort Monmouth.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Township Committee does hereby recommend that in the event that the closure of Fort Monmouth does those facilities and buildings that provide exchange services,commissary privileges, morale and welfare support and other important
benefits to our service members and their families be and sustained.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Township Clerk forward a certitied true copy of this resolution to the Office of the Governor.

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NYT poll: Corzine: 40%, Christie: 37%, Daggett: 14%

In the latest NY Times poll released today there’s some very good news for Governor Corzine which shows that this horse race for the New Jersey governorship is not over and as the candidates come down the stretch, one of them will win by a nose.

Among all registered voters, Mr. Corzine had the support of 40 percent, Mr. Christie 30 percent and Mr. Daggett 13 percent.

When narrowed to those determined to be likely voters, Mr. Corzine is still at 40 percent, while Mr. Christie receives 37 percent — a gap that is within the margin of sampling error — and Mr. Daggett draws 14 percent.

In the last two elections for governor only 49 percent of registered voters cast ballots.

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Filed under Chris Christie, Chris Dagget, Gov. Jon Corzine, New Jersey, NY Times, opinion poll


State Assembly Candidate Bob Brown will appear this weekend on News 12 New Jersey’s signature political program “Power and Politics”

The appearance by Brown on “Power and Politics” – hosted by News 12 political correspondents Laura Jones and Jim McQueeney – marks a milestone for Brown who’s innovative tax reform program has been garnering state wide attention.

News 12 New Jersey is seen in 2-million New Jersey homes. “Power and Politics” featuring Bob Brown will air 4-times this weekend. On Saturday, October 17th at 10AM and 3PM and on Sunday, October 18th at 10AM and 3PM

Brown – who is running in the state’s 13th legislative district – will appear as the sole guest to discuss details of his tax plan which is aimed at reducing property taxes in the state by 50-percent. Brown’s tax plan was most recently featured in the Star Ledger and was seen in both the newspaper and the Star Ledger’s on line edition

More details about the tax plan and information about Bob Brown can also been found on Youtube at “Bob Brown for Assembly”

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Filed under 13th Assembly District, Bob Brown, NJ.com, Politics, the Star-Ledger

Football Friday: Princess Picks The Giants Over The Saints

Another Football Friday is upon us which means another chance at prognostication by Princess the Camel of Popcorn Park Zoo.

If we look back to last week, Princess’s pick of the Jets turned out to be a loser thanks in part to an over-hyped defense that gave up 21 points in the 4th quarter, 31 points overall.
This week Princess stay with the local team and picks the New York Giants to defeat the New Orleans Saints in New Orleans.
“…The Saints are good, but as long as the Giants defense doesn’t pull a disappearing act like those Jats did last week, they should be fine. It’s about time for Eli to show Jeremy Shockey who’s the boss, too. I’m goin’ with the Giants in a close game.” Princess said when questioned about her pick by handler John.
So far this season Princess’s won-loss record stands at 3-2 after she failed to pick correctly last week. Will Princess start a new winning streak this week? We’ll have to wait and see. As a Giants fan I hope her prediction comes out on top.

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