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Quote Of The Day #2: “You can say it’s political…”

Our second quote of the day comes from newly reappointed Middletown Mayor Tony Fiore, from statements made to reporter Kevin Penton in todays Asbury Park Press concerning the appointments of members to (or lack thereof) the Middletown Human Rights Commission and its former Chairperson Carolyn Scwhebel.

“You can say it’s political, you can say it’s personal choice,” Fiore said. “She doesn’t work well with the town.”

Mrs. Scwhebel recently sent a letter to the editor, Middletown Human Rights Commission Being Abolished by Attrition, to local publication (this blog included) that expressed her concerns at not being reappointed to the commission.

And when you consider what went on during the last Township Committee meeting of 2011 back on Dec.19th, Fiore’s comments only reinforce what I wrote about in the post Political Affiliations Over Participation Matter More When It Comes To Board Appointments, when discussing an appointment to the Middletown Library Board (listen to the audio).

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Quote Of The Day: "…I pledge to give 100% of me"

This quote warms my heart today:

“…I pledge to the people of Middletown, from Lincroft to Leonardo and Oak Hill to Chapel Hill, that you will get nothing less than 100 percent of me as your deputy mayor,” Steve Massell said during his post swearing-in address at the township’s annual reorganization meeting – Middletown-Patch

Does giving 100% effort mean Steve Massell, as acting Deputy Mayor of Middletown, will finally get all those “Welcome to Middletown” signs painted like he pledged to do 2 years ago when first elected? Or does it mean that he will not play on his iPad during meetings and pay attention to what’s going on? More than likely, giving 100% effort means that he will finally have more to say at Township Committee meets other than “No Comment”

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Quote Of The Day: Republicans and their priorities

Remember this quote from the 33rd President of the United State, Harry S. Truman, when you head to the polls tomorrow.

It tells you all you need to know about Republicans and their priorities which seems to as true today as it was over 60 years ago.

Republicans approve of the American farmer, but they are willing to help him go broke. They stand four-square for the American home–but not for housing. They are strong for labor–but they are stronger for restricting labor’s rights. They favor minimum wage–the smaller the minimum wage the better. They endorse educational opportunity for all–but they won’t spend money for teachers or for schools. They think modern medical care and hospitals are fine–for people who can afford them. They consider electrical power a great blessing–but only when the private power companies get their rake-off. They think American standard of living is a fine thing–so long as it doesn’t spread to all the people. And they admire of Government of the United States so much that they would like to buy it.”

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Labor Day Quote of The Day

“If any man tells you he loves America, yet hates labor, he is a liar. If any man tells you he trusts America, yet fears labor, he is a fool.” -Abraham Lincoln

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Quote of The Day

“I think very highly of Jon Corzine. I think he’s a terrific public servant,” the president said during a White House interview with a handful of newspaper reporters from around the country. “I’m confident that he can win re-election. I don’t think it’s surprising that he may have a significant challenge.”

President Obama answers a reporters question during yesterdays White House press conference, concerning New Jersey Governor Jon Corzine’s re-election.

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Quote of The Day

“We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children.”

  ~Native American Proverb

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Quote of the Day

“People have to break out of some of the ideological rigidity and gridlock that we’ve been carrying around for too long.”

– President Barack Obama, responding to a question from NPR’s Mara Liasson during his first press conference that was Nationally televised last night.

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