Friday, June 24, 2005


Yesterday's Supreme Court decision, Kelo v New London, will go down in history as one of the worst decisions in decades. I won't ramble on here, as other conservative bloggers have covered this quite well.
I will, however, point out that this has developers absolutely silly with glee. Nobody's safe in Long Branch, Asbury Park, Red bank, Keyport or anywhere else politicians want to confiscate houses and land for "gifts" to their big developer cronies. Picture how Anthony "Mr. Marlboro" Spalliero must feel. Now he doesn't have to actually buy land for development; now he only needs to buy town officials. Yes, I know that Marlboro's new administration is on the straight & narrow; believe me, Spalliero and his ilk will just move their operation elsewhere like Howell or Aberdeen.
Five words of advice to property owners, here in New Jersey and elsewhere: Be afraid; be very afraid.


A Certain Slant of Light has addressed this issue from the "A man's home is his castle" viewpoint. Very valid. I would point out that by this court decision the "Lord of the Castle" has been reduced to serfdom.

Wednesday, June 08, 2005


Supporters of former Jersey City Mayor Bret D. Schundler's unsuccessful bid for the G.O.P. gubernatorial nomination did not miss the fact that Bogotá mayor Steve Lonegan's candidacy echoed that of former independent presidential candidate H. Ross Perot. Perot ran as an independent for President in 1992 and was seen as siphoning votes away from President George H. W. Bush's reelection campaign, enabling the election of William Jefferson Davis Clinton.
Lonegan, a supporter of Schundler in 2001, is said to have had a falling out with the former Jersey City mayor, a conservative reformer. Lonegan's votes exceeded Forrester's margin of victory over Schundler. Lonegan has stated that his main intent was to deprive Schundler of the nomination. There are theories as to why Lonegan would go to all that trouble. One was that Lonegan was approached by Democrats eager to stop Schundler, whom they feared in a general election. Lonegan, mayor of an otherwise Democrat town, may have feared the fact that millions of Democrat dollars have been wheeled into Bergen County and that some of that funding would become available to a future mayoral opponent of his. He would have been agreeable to use his falling out with Schundler to remain in office locally.


Well, it was a long and sometimes bitter Primary, but we now have a standardbearer for the fall election against multimillionaire Democrat Jonathan Stevens Corzine. Although Douglas R. Forrester was not my choice (Your scribe supported Bret Schundler), he did receive a plurality of votes and won. Forrester has his work cut out for him; a millionaire like the Bozo-coiffed Corzine, his wealth still pales in comparison to his opponent's. Defeating Corzine will involve party unity as well as more specifics from Forrester.


I'm just starting this site today. It is my hope that this serves as a constructive forum for GOP issues. This is not a "malcontent" site; I am in support of Chairman Fred Niemann and what he is trying to accomplish with the organization.From time to time I will be posting new threads as events dictate.