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Will Donkey’s Demise Mobilize Dems Behind Israel?

By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog

DonkeyOne of my favorite bloggers is another Matt – Matt Walsh – who recently turned the faux Kendall Jones safari controversy on its head and outed liberals for caring more about animal life than human lives. ‘Situational ethics’ is the fancy way to describe their worldview. Morally bankrupt and logically inconsistent are my preferred ways to phrase it, Save Jerseyans.

Think about it: how many liberals do you know are less offended by late term abortion than Pacific whale poaching? Or “bullying”? Or Jews terrorized by terrorist rocket fire?


“Unlike” News12

By Art Gallagher | MoreMonmouthMusings

News12News12 New Jersey has effectively fired reporter Sean Bergin for telling the truth.

In a report about Jersey City Police Officer Melvin Santiago’s murder, Bergin went off script and closed the segment by saying, “The underlying cause of all of this, of course: Young black men growing up without fathers. Unfortunately, no one in the news media has the courage to touch that subject.”

News12 executives responded by proving Bergin’s point about the spineless media. They suspended him and then offered him a one day a week job, for $300 per week, covering fluff like broken fire hydrants or other inane subjects.  They covered their asses by saying the discipline was for breaking company policy.  Bergin turned them down and quit.

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Breaking Down Bell vs. Booker & Paul

By Charlie Barr | The Save Jersey Blog

Rand PaulCory Booker (D-Twitter), a potential contender for the 2016 Vice Presidential short list, recently teamed up with Rand Paul (R-Kentucky), a potential 2016 Presidential Candidate to introduce (and at the same time make a pretty large political statement) the REDEEM Act (Record Expungement Designed to Enhance Employment). The Act targets the United States’ criminal justice system in regards to non-violent crimes.

Non-violent crimes, as Paul points out, is about the war on drugs; not the type of non-violent crime where some sort of theft or other crime that physically violates the rights of another individual are at odds.


What July 4th Means to Bonnie

By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog

Bonnie Watson Coleman

Bonnie Watson Coleman

We celebrate the birth of modern western democracy every July 4th, Save Jerseyans. It’s a time to reflect upon our freedoms, rights, blessings, and the sacrifices required to secure each and every one of them.

That’s you. And me, but interestingly not everyone. What did Asw. Bonnie Watson Coleman, candidate for Congress, choose to opine about in her July 4th campaign email blast?

“Equal pay” liberal mythology and Hobby Lobby’s contraception coverage. “Our country’s proud history continues to evolve daily and, in those fifty years we have made so much progress…,” Watson Coleman reflected, “but we still have so far to go to achieve fairness for everyone. Women still make .78 on the dollar that men make for doing the same job and under this Congress and the current Supreme Court we have recently had some other significant setbacks.  The Supreme Court gutted voting rights laws that were designed to protect African Americans and racial minorities and, just this week, the Supreme Court ruled that employers can object to paying for birth control that a doctor prescribes.”

So please, during this weekend’s beach and bbq festivities, don’t forget to pause and remember the millions of American soldiers from the Revolutionary War forward who paid the ultimate sacrifice… for your girlfriend to get subsidized Plan B from her boss?

God bless America.


Christie on Hobby Lobby: Who Knows?

By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog

Governor Chris Christie appeared on CNBC’s Squawk Box on Tuesday morning to discuss the FY 2015 New Jersey budget but, inevitably, Hobby Lobby came up.

His answer, when asked to weigh in on the SCOTUS ruling by the pro-choice gaggle sitting around him, could best be described as… 

…fiercely non-committal?


Ten Summer Trends We Hate!

By Dan Cirucci | Dan Cirucci’s Blogspot

No Running Pool signSummer seems to bring out the worst in some people — the very worst. Which is a shame because it’s such a lovely season. Well, anyway here are ten summer trends we hate:

1) Showing off your tattoos. Hey, if you want to deface your body, that’s your business. But we’d rather not see it. So, keep it covered. OK?

2) Under Armor. The Under Armor brand seems to be everywhere lately and we’re tired of it. Tired of looking at it and the all-pervasive Under Armor logo. Give it up.


Lesniak Asks Obama to Turn a Blind Eye

By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog

Ray Lesniak

Ray Lesniak

“Aren’t they selling marijuana in Colorado and Washington?” he asked. “Isn’t that against federal law?”

Ray Lesniak’s got a point, Save Jerseyans, and you won’t hear those five words escape this blogger’s mouth very often.

He’s an ardent supporter of legalizing sports betting in New Jersey but, following Monday’s U.S. Supreme Court decision to NOT hear a Christie Administration challenge to a federal law permitting sports betting in four states (but not here), state Senator Lesniak told NJ 101.5 that he plans to forge ahead with legislation legalizing the practice in New Jersey.


“Pro Life for the Whole Life”

By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog

A packed Omni Shoreham ballroom for the Faith and Freedom Coalition’s ‘Road to the Majority’ conference likely didn’t know what to expect from the New Jersey Republican Governor, one who’s found himself increasingly out-of-favor with conservative GOP’ers as of late, but their audible assent to his less-than-conventional speech suggested that they liked what they heard.

Enough so to support him in 2016? Or put another way, will they ever trust him?

Time tells all tales. For full audio of the Governor’s speech and first person analysis, check out our friend Alyssa Lafage’s NewsNinjas post here.


Christie to Social Cons: War On Drugs Failed

By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog

Governor Chris Christie made a little bit of news at Friday’s ‘Faith and Freedom Coalition’ gathering in Washington, D.C., Save Jerseyans, and I’m told he was very well received.

It’s not so much what he said that’s news but, I suppose, to whom he said it:

More details to follow…


Christie’s Bid to Revive ‘Compassionate Conservatism’

By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog

Santorum with BushAt a time when a large segment of the GOP base is gravitating towards an increasingly libertarian worldview, Save Jerseyans, Governor Chris Christie isn’t trying to compete for the same Republican primary market. He’s making a hard play to carry the standard for Bush-era “compassionate conservatives,” a term popularly used to describe the 43rd President’s social conservatism and support for tax cuts moderated by hawkish foreign policy stances and an allowance for big government intervention in a social context.

Yes, it makes many of my fellow conservatives cringe (often with good reason), and I’ve never thought the term needed a modifier, but it’s an approach that’s worked at the ballot box before and might just strike a chord as the Iraq crisis engenders Dubya nostalgia in some sectors sooo, consequently, the New Jersey Governor continues to spend lots of time doubling-down on things like after-school dinner programs, the DREAM Actcriminal justice reform and, recently, a different approach to the Garden State’s heroin epidemic. The first big test: can Christie out-Bush a Bush?

On Tuesday, the Guv announced a statewide expansion of the Narcan Pilot program, granting a waiver which will allow 28,000 certified EMTs to administer the medication designed to treat drug overdose patients:


So When Am I Allowed to Die?

By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog

grim reaperIn case you missed it, Save Jerseyans, Assemblyman John Burzichelli (D-West Deptford) is sponsoring Aid in Dying for the Terminally Ill Act‘ (that cleared the Assembly Health and Senior Services Committee about one week ago, by the way) to make New Jersey the sixth state in the U.S. to permit so-called “physician-assisted suicide.”

Ghoulish? You bet.

Read it for yourself. There are plenty of compelling substantive objections. I’ve got some serious questions, too.

For starters, what’s to stop the kids from killing grandma?


$$$ for Abortions But Nothing Else?

By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog

3 Month Old Baby in Womb

A human baby at 3 months living in the mother’s womb.

Here we go again, Save Jerseyans.

The Trenton ruling elite continue to flagrantly waste our money on all manner of ridiculousness, fail to meet important pension and transportation obligations without borrowing or raising tax/fees, can’t be bothered to return any of our tax dollars to us in the form of a modest tax cut, but somehow always summon the collective will and means to fund… abortion.

Yes, they’re sick puppies, and Senate Bill S784 is the Democrat caucus’s umpteenth attempt to restore $7.5 million in “family planning” funding vetoed annually by Governor Christie. No less distressing is Senate Bill S1203, legislation that would subsidize ObamaCare family planning for “non-pregnant” New Jerseyans living between the 138% and 200% federal poverty levels.


Why Aren’t We Promoting This Pair?

By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog

Garry Cobb (left) and Alieta Eck (right)

Garry Cobb (left) and Alieta Eck (right)


You can tell I’m already in MDW vacation mode, Save Jerseyans, because I forgot to mention Anthony Wilkinson (R-NJ06) in this post, a prominent Central Jersey black attorney who is taking on Frank “Monkey Court” Pallone this cycle. I met him several weeks ago and he’s VERY impressive. We’ll be talking more about all three candidates in the coming months… you can bet on it…

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There’s sooo much wrong with the New Jersey Republican Party right now, Save Jersey, not the least of which is the lack of ability (or will?) to transition to promoting candidates of tomorrow as the Christie years march/stumble/slide – depending on your perspective – to an inevitable conclusion.


In NJ, Carson Speculation Rises

Ben Carson (left) with state Senator Joe Pennacchio (right).

Ben Carson (left) with state Senator Joe Pennacchio (right).

By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog

Dr. Benjamin Carson stole the show at Friday night’s annual New Jersey Right to Life banquet in New Brunswick, Save Jerseyans, in a packed Hyatt Regency ball room of activities, donors and legislators, too.

The timing couldn’t have been better for attendees; only one day prior to the event, Dr. Carson told the Weekly Standard that he’s seriously considering a 2016 presidential run.

“She just kept clinging to my hand and said, ‘You have to run. You have to run,’” Carson told veteran conservative commentator and journalist Fred Barnes. “And so many people tell me that, and so I think I’m starting to hear something.”

The renowned surgeon’s pro-life credentials are considered rock solid. Any opposition is likely to come from Second Amendment advocates after Dr. Carson declared back in March 2013 that the right to own semi-automatic weapons “depends on where you live.”

Adoption Bill One Step From Law

By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog

nurseryA bill with the potential to disincentivize adoption in New Jersey and, in so doing, increase abortions is now only one procedural step away from becoming law, Save Jerseyans. 

The State Senate took a break from curbing our Second Amendment rights just long enough on Monday to consent to the changes demanded by Governor Chris Christie when he conditionally vetoed S-873. The legislation will permit expanded access to birth records previously only accessible by way of court order.

It’s on its way to the Governor’s desk as soon as the Assembly joins the upper house and signs off; Governor Christie has vowed to sign it. Pro-life advocates aren’t the only dissenting parties. Privacy advocates are concerned about the effect that this legislation will have on young mothers who make a tough decision only to have their past unearthed decades down the road.

Where do you come down on this one, Save Jerseyans?


Coleman Admits Her Team is Lying

By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog

Bonnie Watson Coleman

Bonnie Watson Coleman

Bonnie Watson Coleman isn’t the brightest bulb on the NJ Assembly Christmas tree, Save Jerseyans. Not by a long-shot. She might make it to Congress in spite of herself next January but hey, since when has high intellect been a prerequisite for high office? Exactly.

She does excel at manipulation just like the rest of her buddies on the far left of the Democrat Party. Check out this excerpt from her Mother’s Day-themed email donor solicitation for all the affirmative verification you’ll need:

“Even with all the advances that women have fought for and achieved, women are only paid about 77 cents to a man’s dollar. Some blame women’s occupation choice for the disparity, but I call it what it is – inequality.”


Real Men Do More Than Tweet

By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog

Booker bring back our girlsFear not, Save Jerseyans. They’ve got this.

New Jersey’s U.S. Senators are furiously tweeting and talking about the kidnapping and threatened enslavement of hundreds of Nigerian girls. It’s only a matter of time before the fearsome, hardened warlords and radical Islamists of this war-torn African country check their Twitter accounts, realize the error of their ways, and apologize to the world by way of a Barbara Walters interview (see exhibit A on the right). 

I’m not saying there’s much that Cory Booker, today, can do about this situation other to opine about it online. Hell, this guy wasn’t able to make a dent in Newark’s violent culture over the course of years. I’m not holding my breath for big things on the global stage…

My complaint? It doesn’t seem to me that a generation full of social media addicts understands the difference between real leadership and great branding. 

These memes are designed solely to convince YOU, John and Jane Voter, that the sharing party gives a damn. Our opponents overseas don’t think in hashtag; they’re still rocking caveman time. Tweeting at them doesn’t change anything. What Cory and his contemporaries excel at marketing to the choir. It’s only harmful when people start to make the mistake of confusing tweeting about “real” masculinity and the real thing.

Senator Twitter and his co-workers can set the record straight by putting down their iPhones for 5 seconds and defending our own society’s most vulnerable citizens.