Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving!

Earlier this morning, I went down to Shoprite to pick up some margarine sticks for mashed potatoes as well as Redi Whip for the pumpkin pie. We're ready for the Thanksgiving Day feast. Throughout what has been a tough year, it is essential to be thankful for what one does have. Family, friends, and acquaintances who are close by. Food and drink. Even the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade in New York City, which is what I am watching right now. I've seen the Shrek balloon, Ronald McDonald balloon, Kermit the Frog balloon, and even a Smurf balloon. In fact the news broadcasters announced that there would be a Smurf movie released in 2011. Santa Claus is about to come to town, as he always does at the end of the parade.

Ladies and gentlemen, have a Happy Thanksgiving.

Thursday, November 05, 2009

Happy 29th birthday to me!

Good evening ladies and gentlemen. Today is in fact my 29th birthday and I am grateful to have made it another year. I spent the day drinking the bottle of Chardonnay I bought last night. The actual birthday celebration will take place on Saturday night at Sona 13 in Morristown! God bless each and everyone of the people who wished me a Happy Birthday. The love that has been shown to me today has been tremendous! Saturday night, anybody who is coming out is going to have one hell of a time. I'm giving you all an exciting night that you deserve as much as I do. We're going to light Jersey up like a Christmas tree in early-November! Get ready to have FUN ladies and gentlemen; Saturday night will ROCK. I appreciate all birthday wishes. God bless you all!

Wednesday, November 04, 2009

Chris Christie wins NJ gubernatorial race!

Four years ago in his inaugural address, he said to the hopeful residents of the state of NJ, "Hold me accountable." Well guess what Jon? Collectively,we did just that!

Yesterday was Election Day and we saw a passing of the torch, as GOP challenger Chris Christie upset democratic incumbent Jon Corzine for the NJ governor seat in Trenton. Christie won 49% of the votes, while Corzine took 45%. Admittedly I voted for the independent Chris Daggett, as I believe he was the most logical choice of the three candidates. As a free and independent thinker who takes into account productivity and performance throughout an administration on any level, rather than automatically gravitating to the right or left, I believe that the correct candidate won in this case.

Over the last four years, this state has suffered from failed leadership that I feel has grown increasingly disasterous. When property taxes increase, sales taxes go up, and unemployment reaches record high levels (now 10% in the state of NJ), you are left with a state of troubled residents who are hurting badly. People can not make money because they are unable to find employment and they can not afford to buy a house even if they are employed because taxes are through the roof. Job loss, under Corzine's administration, has been abysmal - even prior to the time at which the recession hit the nation in December of 2007. As Christie said in a recent televised interview, our state is having the worst time out of any of the states in the tri-state area.

Those who view this as a referendum against President Barack Obama are likely mistaking. The fact of the matter is that Obama took 57% of the votes last year for his United States presidential race in the state of NJ and I happen to support him. He has given a worthy account of himself as it pertains to bringing the nation's economy back from the brink. Back in 2005, democratic voters had much more more confidence in Corzine, who defeated republican Doug Forrester by 15 points. Keep in mind, this was during the wildly unpopular second presidential term of republican George W. Bush. Obama, who on the contrary is a popular democratic president, was campaigning vigorously for Corzine in his bid for re-election, in what has traditionally been a blue state.

Corzine spent over twice as much money [approximately $24 million of his own money as opposed to $12 million] as Christie for his campaign and still some how managed to lose. This does not come as a concidence to me folks and it should not come as a coincidence to you either. No amount of money can repair or pay for a failed track record. Every now and then, people will prove their ability to think independently for themselves. This particular election had more to do with local and municipal issues than it did with President Obama. Not all of us are blind sheep, unconditionally supporting one party, and one one party only, regardless of how incompetent some of that party's leaders may be. Rest assured there are fuck ups in both the Democratic and Republican parties and that will always be the case.

Ladies and gentlemen, prosperity and a better way of life can not be attained, until justice is served in the struggle between successful leadership and failed leadership regardless of which political party you support. That's not just in the state of NJ, but also the country as a whole. Having said that, I can live with the fact that Christie has defeated Corzine. I have never been, and never will be, an advocate of rewarding failure. You can not simply assume that a leader, who has failed to live up to expectations when he was first elected, will automatically do better in the second term if he is re-elected. In this tough economic times, trust is waring thin and we must go about a different apprach in correcting the wrong doing.

Let's do away with the distorted ideology that one should feel the need to move to another state if their way of life is not up to par right here in this state! That ideology is over! Let's bring jobs back to the state of NJ! Let's get those property and sales taxes back down again! That way, folks of my generation can finally have steady employment again and will be able to buy a house before they're 40 years old. Upon his election last November, I did not expect President Obama to fix all of the country's mishaps with a magic wand, nor do I expect Governor Christie to do the same for our state beginning next year. All I ask for is hard work through good faith and a track record of taking the necessary steps to get our state moving in the right direction again. Both politicians were left with a disgusting mess due to the unjustifiable incompetence of their predecessors.

This blogger is ready to see what the Governor-Elect can do for this state when he takes office on January 17, 2010 and awaits his efforts in the near future. There are a couple of issues I strongly disagree with Christie about, such as his disapproval of gay marriage and full fledged support of insurance companies, but I think he is the less of the two evils. While I heavily criticized Corzine's administration, I will not get too high on Christie just yet. I am just an independent free thinker who intends to give the fresh face a fair chance to prove himself.

I also congratulate independent NY Mayor Mike Bloomberg for securing a victory over democratic candidate Bill Thompson. Bloomberg won narrowly by a margin of 52% to 48%. This will be Bloomberg's third term as the mayor of NY.

photo courtesy: justice.gov

Tuesday, November 03, 2009

The governator says Fuck You to law makers!

Nobody can mess with the Governator. As you may recall in the 1985 film Commando, Schwarzenegger who plays John Matrix, gets into a fight in a motel room with a former green beret. The green beret, played by actor Bill Duke, says, "fuck you asshole" as he's about to shoot Matrix. With the gun being out of bullets, Matrix replies, "Fuck YOU asshole" and impaled the green beret on a broken table leg, killing him instantly.




California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger (R) recently exuded a rather similar boldness, albeit not nearly as violent, basically telling law makers to go fuck themselves through a hidden message in an unsigned Assembly Bill that he sent to the California State Assembly.

Notice the hidden message in the following visual??

Goes to show that you can not mess with the Governator. He will fuck up your day if you cross him with nonsense. LOL.