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Today's Note From a Madman

Monday, May 16, 2005

 

 

"Good Republicans?"

"Fort Monmouth is the center of gravity for the development of the Army's Command and Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Sensors and Reconnaissance (C4ISR) systems. Much of the Army's research and development of these hi-tech systems is done at Fort Monmouth by members of Team C4ISR."
"Several of the most technologically, advanced systems currently being used today in Operation Iraqi Freedom, Enduring Freedom and Homeland Defense were developed at Fort Monmouth."
-http://www.monmouth.army.mil/C4ISR/about.shtml


How would you determine a "Good Republican"? Well, let me tell you all... I can't and here is the reason:

A few days ago (always on a Friday to make sure the "liberal media" doesn't actually have an audience to report to) the United States Defense Department decided to close a bunch of military installations in blue states and redeploy most of those employees and soldiers to red states. As I said before, I don't believe it was just coincidence. There are many "Good Republicans" that are against the closings and redeployments, but they are eerily silent.

In New Jersey, we might be seeing the closing of Fort Monmouth, Yes, yes... I know I wrote about it yesterday, but I have more to say!

In front of Fort Monmouth, extolling the virtues of the Monmouth County installation, were Senators John Corzine (D) and Fank Lautenberg (D) and Congressmen Rush Holt (D-NJ 12) and Frank Pallone (D-NJ 6). They were there to answer questions and tell us all what Fort Monmouth means to Eatontown and its surrounding area, New Jersey as a whole and the United States of America. Representatives Holt's and Pallone's share the 07724 zip code along with Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ 4). Rep. Smith was missing from the gathering.

Many Democrats call Chris Smith a "Good Republican." He seems to have good values. Rep. Smith WAS the head of the Veterans Affairs committee. When President Bush's budget came out, he voiced his displeasure publicly about the lack of funds for our veterans. he was upset, and rightfully so.

Rep. Smith was then relieved of his duties as chairman of the Veterans Affairs Committee as a punishment for doing his job. He was as good as it was going to get in that position.

So what happened to Rep. Smith when it came time to stand up and be counted in an attempt to rescue Fort Monmouth? Chris Smith was nowhere to be found. The "Good Republican" is essentially "stifled" by his own party. He cannot speak out when there is an injustice because he fears for his political life from his own party. He can't side with the Democrats because a Republican congressman that goes against the his own Republican party will be an ex-congressman within two years. He wouldn't even win his own primary!

The "Good Republican" is silent, just like the "bad Republican", Mike Ferguson (R-NJ 7). I doubt that anyone who knows New Jersey politics thinks that Mike Ferguson is a better representative of the people of New Jersey than Chris Smith is. Mike Ferguson is a "rubber stamp" for the Bush administration and Tom Delay. Both men won't get anything done for the middle class working family in New Jersey for different reasons. The end result is the same.

Democrats, whereas they are in the minority, are the opposition party. democrats can speak their minds without fear of reprisal from their own party. New Jersey needs a Democrat in New Jersey's 4th District. Chris Smith might have good intentions, but his hands are tied and his lips are sealed.


-Noah Greenberg


 

How it should have been done

 

President Bush was the one who conspired with his cabinet, to elevate common, rogue foreign criminals to the level of worthy of a war with the military complex of the United States of America. These international terrorist-criminals could have been rounded up after committing crimes on 9/11by a very able CIA, prosecuted under the most efficient, fair and competent judicial system, and summarily EXECUTED.

In a misguided and old-fashioned attempt to re-establish the Third Reich with a fourth fascist regime, President Bush succeeded in uniting the entire Arab Muslim population, of the world, (who fanatically believe anyone not Arab Muslim is their common enemy and must be slain) against all free and almost free nations, instigating a global blood bath eventually fought by every individual in every nation.

-Rhian


Another Wal-Mart?
(The following is a local story with national impact)

I was shocked to learn that Edison (NJ) Mayor Spadoro is pushing for a Wal-Mart's on Route 27. After all, there already is a Wal-Mart in Piscataway (NJ) - surely that's close enough. This area really does not need additional traffic that can potentially overflow into the major Interstate 287.

When Wal-Mart comes in, small business is driven out. The so-called Wal-Mart associate works for two years with no health care insurance. When they become an employee, they get 30% of their benefits paid - nothing to write home about. Additionally, Wal-Mart has been implicated in blatant labor abuses such as child labor and sex discrimination.

I can't understand why Mayor Spadoro is so enthusiastic about Wal-Mart , but it got me thinking about alternatives. Mr. Jun Choi is running against Mr Spadoro in the Democratic primary. He has good ideas on reducing sprawl. Edison residents should consider him for a change.


-Robert Scardapane


Stupid Quotes

 

"There's no doubt that the Mexican men and women -- full of dignity, willpower and a capacity for work -- are doing the work that not even blacks want to do in the United States."
-Mexico President Vincente Fox

What's amazing is that Vincente Fox thinks so little of his own people. It's obvious he doesn't mind those "Mexican men and women -- full of dignity, willpower and a capacity for work" being exploited by rich Americans as nannies, busboys and day-workers for sub-minimum wage labor. It must be "okay" for these wealthy Americans to abuse these dignified people and avoid having to pay taxes on their wages.

How many things are wrong with this statement. First, it's racist, plain and simple. Its interesting to hear what our neighbor to the south's leader thinks about one-third of our population. Second, the statement implies that Americans as a whole have no "dignity, willpower and a capacity for work." In other words, we're lazy. Third, by stating "EVEN the blacks", President Fox is re-creating a stereotype that many of US here in America find appalling.

Shouldn't President Fox attempt to allow his citizens the opportunity to use their skills and willingness to work right there in Mexico? Instead of using the United States lax borders as a way for Mexicans to bring home valuable American dollars (albeit less valuable since George W. Bush took over), shouldn't he be giving them hope and pride and the ability to stay at home with their families and friends?

"That's a very insensitive and inappropriate way to phrase this and we would hope that (the Mexicans) would clarify the remarks if they have a chance,"
-Richard Boucher, a State Department spokesman

Oooh! Way to make a stand, Rich. What wasn't clear here?

President Fox "expressed the great respect he and his administration has for the African-American community in the United States."
-the Foreign Relations Department, in a press statement

He has a funny way of showing it.

 

-Noah Greenberg


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