Monthly Archives: January 2011

>Princess The Camel Picks Steelers Over Jets in Todays AFC Championship Game

>Well folks, its been a while since I posted about Princess, the prognosticating camel of Popcorn Park Zoo, in Lacy Township.

Her current record for picking winners this season stands at an impressive 11W – 9L. So far this season Princess has a predicted the outcome of 10 Jets games and has accumulated a mediocre 5-5 record thus far. In the last 3 game against the Steelers (regular season), Colts and Patriots (playoffs), Princess has chosen against the Jets and lost.

For todays playoff game that determines who will play in the Superbowl on Sunday February 6th, Princess has once again picked against the Jets, preferring the Steeler’s “Steel Curtain” and it’s quarterback Ben Roethlisberger against the high flying Jets and Marc Sanchez.

When asked by her handler John, why she has chosen against the Jets again this week, seemingly out of disrespect for the Jets coach Rex Ryan, Princess had this to say:

“…John, Rex Ryan inconspicuous? He’s is about as inconspicuous as a turd in a punchbowl. You wait … he’ll be putting his “Foot” in his mouth before Sundays game.

Really John, I give the Jets a lot of credit, but I don’t think the they’re are going to intimidate the Steelers Quarterback like they did Brady. And big Ben should get the Steelers in position to win late in the game….”


Will Princess’s pick this week turn out to be right? If so, than it means that the Jets will be heading home empty handed, for the second straight year after making it to AFC Championship game.

For Jets fans sake I hope she is wrong. After all the local hype over the Jets, if they loose, I think there will be many fans ready to jump off the nearest bridge.

For me personally, if the Jets todays game game against the Steelers, it just keeps me from being bored and disinterested over the next few weeks until pitcher and catchers report for spring train.

So today I’m a J-E-T-S , Jets, Jets, Jets fan. Lets go Gang Green !

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>Justice Thomas Omitted His Tea Partying Wife’s Income From Financial Disclosure Forms

>On Thursday of this past week, I posted a story about how US Supreme Court Justices, Antonin Scalia and Clarence Thomas, participated in political strategy sessions with the group Citizens United. Afterward they voted in favor of overturning a century’s worth of campaign finance laws which benefited Citizens United. Their (Scalia and Thomas) actions in this case were wrong, clearly unethical and a blatant example of judicial activism which should cause the US Attorney General to look into appointing a special prosecutor.

Now comes word from the website ThinkProgress.org that Justice Clarence Thomas hasn’t disclosed his wife’s income for the past six year. During which time she has earned over $680,000 from the Heritage Foundation, a right-wing, conservative think tank with ties to the Tea Party movement.

ThinkProgress writes:

“Federal judges and justices are required by law to disclose their spouse’s income — thus preventing persons who wish to influence the judge or justice from funneling money to them through their husband or wife. Yet, as the Los Angeles Times reports, Justice Clarence Thomas has not complied with this requirement for years…”

“This revelation that Justice Thomas failed to comply with his disclosure obligations comes as he is caught up in another ethics scandal regarding his participation in fundraisers for far-right political groups. Thomas once attended a gathering of wealthy corporate activists convened by billionaire Charles Koch to raise money for right-wing political causes, and he also attended at least one fundraiser hosted by the far-right think tank that used to employ his wife….”


I don’t know if there is any past precedent that would allow a sitting US Supreme Court Justice to be removed from the bench for conduct unbecoming of a Justice, but do know that there has been lower court judges and justices that have been removed from their benches for similar or lesser offenses.
If these allegations turn out to be true, than I think impeachment and removal from the court is appropriate punishment for Justice Thomas.

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>State Of The Union Preview

>Are you interested in knowing what President Obama is going to talk about Tuesday night during his State of the Union Address? If so, take a look at the following video where President Obama tells us what we can expect to hear.

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>Keith Olbermann Signs Off For The Last Time

>” I think the same fantasy popped into the head of everybody in my business who has ever been told what i have been told. this will be the last edition of your show. you go to the scene from the movie network complete with the pajamas and the rain coat and go off on a verbal journey of unutterable vision and you insist upon peter finch’s gutteral resonance and you will the viewer to go to the window, open it, stick out his head and yell. you know the rest. in the mundane world of television goodbyes, reality is laughably uncooperative…. ” Keith Olbermann 1/21/11

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/32545640

Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy

Goodbye Keith, you’ll be greatly missed!

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>President Obama’s Weekly Address 1/22/11: "We Can Out-Compete Any Other Nation"

>WASHINGTON – President Obama used his weekly address to highlight the steps his administration is taking to make America more competitive. As a result of the deals made with China this week, U.S. exports to China will increase by more than $45 billion and China will increase its investments in America by several billion dollars. These deals will support some 235,000 American jobs. Also, the President named GE CEO Jeff Immelt to head up the new Council on Jobs and Competitiveness, which will help find ways to grow the economy by investing in American businesses.

http://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/all/modules/swftools/shared/flash_media_player/player5x2.swf

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>Saturday Morning Cartoons: Peeping Penguins

>It’s a cold one outside today, almost arctic. So before venturing out today, why not get ready to it by watching a cartoon? But before you do, finish up that oatmeal to keep your bones warm.

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>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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