Monthly Archives: January 2011

>Saturday Morning Cartoons: Rugrats

>In honor of my little cousin giving birth to her first child the other day, why not watch the very first episode of a cartoon that is all about babies? Sit back, relax and finish up your coco-puffs while you have the chance. Peace and solitude as you knew it,are over.

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>President Obama’s Weekly Address 1/29/11: "America Will Win the Future by Out-Innovating, Out-Educating, and Out-Building Our Competitors"

>WASHINGTON – In this week’s address, President Obama called Orion Energy Systems in Manitowoc, Wisconsin an example of how America can win the future by being the best place on Earth to do business. Orion was able to open with the help of small business loans and incentives that are creating demand for clean energy technologies. By sparking innovation and spurring new products and technologies, America will unleash the talent and ingenuity of American workers and businesses, which will lead to new, good jobs.

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>The Alien Looking In

>Before heading off to bed last night, I went into the kitchen for a glass of water. I was momentarily startled and taken back slightly when I saw this alien face peering through the window at me. It was pretty creepy and I knew that no one would believe me if I didn’t take a picture.


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>APP Video: Christie tells Middletown audience NJ needs fiscal discipline, reform

>As I mentioned earlier, I couldn’t attend today’s Town Hall meeting with Governor Christie in Middletown this morning so i am glad to see that the Asbury Park Press posted this video on-line a short while ago along with their report on the event.

The video portrays an exchange between a police officer who says that he can’t afford to pay for a third of his healthcare and pension costs when all he received in his paycheck after his most recent raise was a $4 increase in his take home pay, and the governor who told the officer that the State and local municipalities can no longer afford to provide cadillac benefit packages to public workers.

On a side note:

It’s nice to see so many dignitaries sitting int he front row behind the Governor. There were State Assemblymen Sam Thompson and Declan O’Scanlon, Monmouth County Freeholder John Curley, former Highlands Mayor Anna Little, Fair Haven Mayor Mike Halfacre, members of Middletown’s Township committee and the State’s Director of the Office For Planning Advocacy Gerry Scharfenberger! Who must have taken time off from his busy schedule to attend today’s festivities on the tax payers dime. It’s a good thing that his boss was there to keep an eye on him, to make sure that his time off was justified and not an undue burden to us taxpayer that pay his salary.


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On January 23, 2011 at approximately 2:05 pm Patrolman Richard Fulham was on patrol in the area of Bamm Hollow Road and Middletown Lincroft Road when he stopped a vehicle for having a view obstruction in the front windshield.

Upon stopping and approaching the vehicle, Patrolman Fulham detected the odor of raw marijuana coming from the passenger compartment. The officer began speaking with the occupants of the car to determine the source of the odor when one of the passengers, identified as Jesse Ballard, age 19, from Birchwood Lane in Middletown, told the officer that he was in possession of the marijuana and that it was located in his jacket pocket.

Patrolman Fulham checked the jacket and located a cigar filled with marijuana, a zip lock bag which contained seven individual foil packets each containing a green vegetation which Officer Fulham recognized as marijuana and $370.00 in currency. At this point Ballard was placed under arrest for possession of the marijuana. The driver was issued a summons for the view obstruction violation and was released at the scene.

Ballard was transported to police headquarters where he was charged with Possession with the intent to distribute marijuana and Possession of under 50 grams of marijuana. While being processed on the drug charges it was determined that Ballard had three outstanding Contempt of Court warrants from the Middletown, Red Bank and Keansburg Municipal Courts. He was held on $1096.00 total bail.

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>Unaplogetic Christie Came To Middletown And I Couldn’t Make It

>I am kicking myself this afternoon for not sucking it up and attending Governor Christie’s Town Hall meeting in Middletown this morning. After working a 13 hour shift last night and needing over an hour to make it home this morning, I just couldn’t keep my eyes open any longer. I had to go to sleep.

Since waking up a short while ago, I have been looking for some information on the web to fill me in on what happened at the Port Monmouth VFW this morning. So far the only report that I have found is from Dustin Racioppi of who reported that the meeting was rather tame when compared to other more contentious town halls the Governor has presided over the past few month.
Dustin reported that the governor was his usual self, blunt and direct but only slightly confrontational when answering questions from a police officer and the wife of a teacher. In both incidences it seems that Christie basically told them that he wasn’t anti-teacher or police officer, just anti-union and that they should be happy that they are still collecting a pay check when asked by the police officer how he was going to be able to make ends meet if forced to pay a higher percentage towards his benefits.
I would really like to hear other’s take on today’s town hall with the Governor. If any one was there today and would like to pass along their thoughts and observations I would appreciate it and post your comments for others to read.
If you would like to read Dustin’s take on the Governor’s visit click >>> Here

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On January 22, 2011 at approximately 2:15 am Patrolman Stephen Greenwood was on patrol when he observed a vehicle fail to stop at the stop sign at the corner of Chapel Hill Road and Kings Highway East.

After stopping the vehicle and approaching the driver, identified as Meghan Walsh, age 19, from Normandy Court in Middletown, Officer Greenwood detected the odor of burnt marijuana coming from the interior of the vehicle. Officer Greenwood advised Walsh of his observation and received consent to search the car.

Upon searching the vehicle, Patrolman Greenwood located loose marijuana and a pill bottle which contained Acetaminophen and Oxycodone Hydrochloride on the seat of the vehicle. Acetaminophen and Oxycodone Hydrochloride are prescription medications and Walsh did not have a lawful prescription from a doctor to possess the pills.

Walsh was placed under arrest and was transported to police headquarters. She was charged with Possession of a controlled dangerous substance and Possession of CDS in a motor vehicle. She was also issued a summons for the motor vehicle violation. She was processed and released on her own recognizance pending a court date.

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