Friday, August 24, 2007
So I was under the assumption that the whole idea of asset monetization was for Corzine to be able to pay down New Jersey's enormous debt. It turns out that Corzine has another idea on how to spend the money that will come in to Trenton due to higher tolls; to cover the costs of spending programs.
According to the Star-Ledger, Corzine "...hinted to reporters after the ceremonial ribbon cutting that if the state is to continue financing such projects (the new Catto Elementary school in Camden) it will need to find new sources of revenue, such as raising tolls."
Corzine's equation: More schools equals higher tolls
Here's the sketch:
Thursday, August 23, 2007
Wednesday, August 22, 2007
Here's a link to this week's cartoon on PoliticsNJ.com.
Check it out, and let me know what you think. If you haven't signed up for a username over there, take the second to do so. It's free, and you could find yourself debating with some pretty interesting folks.
Tuesday, August 21, 2007
The PNC Bank Arts Center has become party central for concert goers in central New Jersey. According to the Star-Ledger, "Somewhere between Barry Manilow and Ozzy Osbourne, the arts center developed a reputation among the young and not so young as the place in Central Jersey to drink or get high before a concert."
But effective last Friday, alcohol has been banned in the parking lot. Why? Because two people died and more than 80 people were arrested last Thursday night at an Ozzfest concert.
The two men, 26 and 24 years old, dies of a combination of drinking and drug use, specifically cocaine. Everyone is pushing for beefed-up police and a strong anti-drinking message, but as long as they sell beer at inflated prices in the venue, can they really claim they care about change?
Monday, August 20, 2007
Saw this over at the Boing Boing blog. It's a 1972 CBS news report about Nixon's campaign, the now infamous "Committee to Re-elect the President." It has a notable guest appearance 4 minutes in...
...a young KARL ROVE! Apparently, he was the GOP college director at the time.