Daily Archives: January 21, 2011

>Governor Christie To Hold Town Hall Meeting In Middletown On Wednesday

>According to a post on Redbankgreen.com

Governor Christie will be holding a Town Hall Meeting in Middletown next Wednesday, January 26th. The meeting will take place at the Port Monmouth VFW on Hwy 36 and will begin around 11 am.

According to Redbankgreen, the meeting is free and open to the public. It is expected that 300 or more people will show up to hear what the Governor has to say.

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>Packers vs. Bears: Preview Of NFC Title Game

>After a big win over the Falcons last week,will the Green Bay Packers send the Chicago Bears packing their bags to go home or will the Bears maul the Packers at home on Soldier Field and forward those bags on to Dallas for this years Super Bowl showdown with either the Jets or the Steelers?

The guys from CBS Sports give us the rundown and their prediction for the game.

I take the Packers in what will be a close game, that really wont seem that close. The Packers will dominate at 27-20

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>Jets vs. Steelers; Preview Of AFC Title Game

>Who will it be in this weekends AFC Championship Game? Will the Jets turn on their afterburners and soar towards Dallas and the Super Bowl or will the Steelers drape their famed curtain over the Jets before they have a chance to get on the runway?

The guys from CBS Sports give us their insight and predictions of the game.

As for me, I hope the Jets pull it out but I believe the Steelers will win. Final score 24-17

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>Bob Brown; Former police officer who survived gunfire speaks to News 12

>Bob Brown, former District 13 Democratic Assembly Candidate was on News 12 New Jersey yesterday speaking out about the need to reestablish the death penalty in the aftermath of the shooting death of Patrolman Chris Matlosz of Lakewood.

Bob is a former Old Bridge, NJ police officer who was shot in the line of duty. He stated to News 12 that, “you murder someone, you take their life and state should be able to take after yours.” He also points out that the death penalty would save New Jersey about $1 million from housing, a trial and other costs.

You can watch the video of Brown on News 12 New Jersey >>> Here

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>Supreme Court justices ‘participated in political strategy sessions’ before Citizens United

>Has the time finally come to appoint a special prosecutor to look into Supreme Court rulings of two justices, Scalia and Thomas for conflicts of interest and the selling of their decisions ?

After reading the following that was post over at Rawstory.com I am beginning to think so:

On the first anniversary of the Supreme Court’s ruling in Citizens United, which overturned nearly a century of restrictions on campaign spending, a progressive group has asked the Department of Justice to look into “conflicts of interest” two justices may have had when issuing the ruling.

In a petition to be sent to the department this week, Common Cause will argue that Justices Antonin Scalia and Clarence Thomas should have recused themselves from the campaign finance decision because of their involvement with Koch Industries, a corporation run by two conservative activists who many say directly benefited from Citizens United.

“It appears both justices have participated in political strategy sessions, perhaps while the case was pending, with corporate leaders whose political aims were advanced by the decision,” the letter alleges, as quoted at Politico.

The group will urge the department to disqualify Scalia and Thomas from the ruling. If that were to happen, the Supreme Court could vacate the ruling, effectively returning the campaign finance restrictions that existed until 2010. But, as Common Cause itself admits, the odds are against it.

At the center of the group’s claims is a document from Koch Industries unearthed last fall by ThinkProgress and the New York Times. In an invitation to a Palm Springs retreat to be held this month, Charles Koch boasted that previous events were attended by Scalia and Thomas.

Read more >>> Here

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