Thursday, November 30, 2006
New Jersey is in a bad position. People want REAL property tax reform, but unfortunately there is no money to afford it. Hence the idea being floated to sell off assets in order to balance the budget.
It will be interesting to see who the turnpike gets sold to, if it's even sold at all. What if New Jersey sells it to a major corporation, like McDonalds? Then our toll dollars will be going towards Big Macs.
Maybe if New Jersey TAXES the money made by whatever entity ends up owning the Turnpike, then we can begin to talk about a balanced budget.
Tuesday, November 28, 2006
I'm re-posting this one because it appears in Wednesday's Philly Inquirer, and I want to give people a shot at letting me know what they think.
The bear hunting issue in New Jersey is a fairly contentious debate between those who think we should control their population through 'non-lethal' methods, and those who are being threatened in their homes and want to blow them away. And bear birth control medication may not be effective based on a new report from the Department of Environmental Protection compiled by three wildlife and contraception vaccine experts, who declared using fertility control to manage New Jersey's black bear population would be costly and ineffective.
Much like everything else in New Jersey.
Sunday, November 26, 2006
Wouldn't Dick Cheney make a GREAT James Bond villain. He's creepy, secretive, and enjoys shooting his friends and torturing prisoners-of-war. And he's got some mechanical device attached to his heart that keeps him alive. All he needs is a cybernetic eye, and I think he's got it nailed.