Put me down as 'undecided'.


If you're taking some kinda poll, lemme axyuz sumpen - who the fuck are you asking the questions to? 

'Cause I been around 67 friggin' years and ain't nobody 'polled' me yet. Juss' sayin'. 


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IN CASE YOU WERE WONDERING,

Most Jersey residents simply don’t like Donald Trump 


By Jonathan D. Salant | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com

WASHINGTON — Six in 10 New Jersey residents disapprove of President Donald Trump’s performance in office going into an election that will have his name atop the November ballot.


In a Fairleigh Dickinson University poll released Friday, Trump’s job approval rating was just 32% — even as residents applauded the strong economy and the state’s low 3.2% unemployment rate. And 60% said they disapprove of how the president is handling his job.

His figures were basically unchanged from the president’s 34% positive and 57% negative ratings in an October 2019 FDU poll. "Trump is wrestling with low approval amidst strong economic numbers,” said Krista Jenkins, director of the FDU poll and a professor of politics and government.

In New Jersey, Trump is in negative territory among Democrats, independents, whites, people of color, all age groups and all income brackets. Only Republicans, at 79%, gave Trump high job approval ratings. And 16% of Republicans disapproved. Even high praise for the economy didn’t translate into support for the president, with 38% saying Trump had no real accomplishments during his first term and another 21% saying all his accomplishments were minor. Only a fourth of Jersey residents, 25%, credited Trump with major accomplishments.


Since becoming president, Trump has spent many of his summer weekends (and longer August stays) at his Bedminster golf club.
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And then they were buddies for life...
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If Mike Bloomberg wants to stop Bernie Sanders, he's fuct. 
He may be doing the opposite. 


Bernie sticks his finger in Lizzie's armpit to make a point about some commie shit.

Mike Bloomberg, the billionaire blowhard from NYC who thinks he's the smartest guy in the world, got into the Democratic primary, in large part, to stop Bernie Sanders. He may be doing the exact opposite.

Sanders, after 'semi-strong showings' in Iowa and New Hampshire and with a slew of national polls showing him atop the field, is widely seen as the race's front-runner. Ain't that scary enough to think about...

And yet it was Bloomberg who drew the bulk of the attacks when he made his debate debut on Wednesday, allowing Sanders to step off the Las Vegas stage largely unscathed.
This dynamic did not go unnoticed by a host of Democratic operatives, many of whom now believe Bloomberg's campaign is helping -- not hurting -- Sanders' quest to be the Democratic nominee.



"It was dumb," said Jennifer Palmieri, a longtime Democratic operative who most recently worked at Hillary Clinton's communication director in 2016. "Anybody who doesn't want Sanders to be the nominee should have spent way more time on Bernie and less on Bloomberg."

Even more impactful is how Bloomberg's poor performance -- the former New York mayor struggled to defend himself from a host of attacks -- actually helped elevate the other candidates on the stage, especially totally useless former Vice President Joe Biden, former South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete 'Kiss me Kate' Buttigieg and Minnesota Sen. Amy 'Who the fuck am I again?' Klobuchar.

"The Bloomberg team came into this with intentions to not be a spoiler, but what needed to happen in order for their bid to matter is Biden, Buttigieg and Klobuchar all had to collapse," Palmieri said. "None of them have collapsed ... and they were all strengthened by his poor performance."
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I didn't see any American flags on the Democrat's debate stage the other night. Did you?
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Mayor Pete's father is certainly proud of his little boy.
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This is Freddie. Freddie lives in my lanai. 
He's my drinkin' partner most nights.
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More silliness from the Garden State:

New Jersey just raised its threat level for white supremacists to 'high,' well above ISIS and al Qaeda



White supremacists are officially 'more of a threat to New Jersey than both ISIS and al Qaeda', according to some idiot state security officials.

In the state's annual Terrorism Threat Assessment report, released Friday, the state raised the threat level for white supremacist extremists to "high" -- the topmost category for threat levels for any extremist group in the state.

The only other threat listed as high as white supremacist extremists are homegrown violent extremists, who also held the top place in 2019's report. White supremacists were previously listed as a moderate threat, along with ISIS.

But in 2020's report, white supremacists moved up while ISIS receded one level, to "low." White supremacists outrank Boko Haram, black separatist extremists and more than a dozen other extremist groups in the report.
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If you buy this book you can start your own blog: 

CLICK ON THE PIC AND TAKE A LOOK:





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I live in the largest development of it's kind in the world. If you haven't heard of 'The Villages' here in Florida, google it. 
It's wild - and fuckin' humongous!

Being such a large development - 120,00 residents strong - there are some quirky kinda rules for some parts of the place. One of them is, you have to get approval for the color you wanna paint yer own house. Swear to god that's legit.

One such 'Villager' is now having to plead for the blessing of a 'non-sanctioned trim paint color' already on her home.


The issue at the home of Rosemarie Pietromonaco (a nice Italian catholic girl), who lives on Westchester Way, will appear on next month’s agenda before the Community Development District 5 Board of Supervisors.

The 20-year resident of The Villages on Friday morning confessed to the supervisors that she painted her trim a rogue color that isn’t on the color palette previously adopted by the board. She presented photos of her home to the board. 
Supervisors indicated they wanted to give residents an opportunity to weigh in on the color of the trim, rather than render a decision on Friday.

“We do have to have standards. We have some ‘interesting’ ideas that people have about painting their homes,” said CDD 5 Chairman Gary Kadow

I SHIT YOU NOT.


Smack dab in da middle...
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THAT WAS ME ON THE LEFT  WITH THE GOOFY HAT.
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Man, there is nothing about this that I like:

MLB to test automated strike zone – a step toward 'robot umpires' – during spring training 




As Cactus and Grapefruit league exhibition games get underway Friday and Saturday, Major League Baseball’s hidden hand will be tracking and analyzing every pitch and charting a course toward another significant disruption to the game.

An automated strike zone will be running in the background during exhibition games this season, the next step toward an expected implementation that in all likelihood remains years away.


It’s the next step in a rollout spearheaded by MLB commissioner Rob Manfred that has touched several corners of the game. MLB partnered with the independent Atlantic League to use the “Trackman” system to call balls and strikes in the second half of last season and also rolled out the zone during the Arizona Fall League.

In 2020, MLB is switching to the ostensibly more accurate “Hawk-Eye” system to call balls and strikes. After the big leaguers head north, a two-dimensional automated strike zone will be tested in nine spring-training ballparks used in the Class A Florida State League.

NOPE. DON'T LIKE IT AT ALL.
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When CNN calls out The New York Times for doing something stupid, you know the entire world just turned upside down...

What the New York Times didn't tell readers about its Taliban op-ed is shocking - says CNN!


He don't look like a complete piece-a-shit, now does he?

(CNN) On Thursday, the New York Times published an op-ed by Sirajuddin Haqqani under the headline, "What We, the Taliban, Want." In his op-ed, Haqqani wrote, "I am convinced that the killing and the maiming must stop."

The Times described Haqqani as "the deputy leader of the Taliban." But this bland descriptor doesn't capture who Haqqani really is. According to the FBI, Haqqani is a "specially designated global terrorist." 

The FBI is offering $5 million for information leading directly to his arrest, but the scumbags at NYT give him credibility and a voice for his moronic bullshit - go figure, huh?

The US State Department is also offering a reward of up to $10 million for information that brings Haqqani to justice. The only terrorist who has a higher reward is the current leader of al Qaeda, Ayman al-Zawahiri. Will the Times be offering Zawahiri an op-ed spot next?

The FBI also notes that Haqqani "is wanted for questioning in connection with the January 2008 attack on a hotel in Kabul, Afghanistan, that killed six people, including an American citizen. He is believed to have coordinated and participated in cross-border attacks against United States and coalition forces in Afghanistan. Haqqani also allegedly was involved in the planning of the assassination attempt on Afghan President Hamid Karzai in 2008."
Over the past decade or so, Haqqani's men have also kidnapped multiple Americans, including -- get this -- a New York Times reporter.
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When's the last time YOU 
did a serious road trip? 

Maybe it's time. Here's a great resource with some suggestions you might notta thought about:



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Wells Fargo to pay $3 billion to U.S., admits pressuring workers in fake-accounts scandal 


Wells Fargo & Co has agreed to pay $3 billion to resolve criminal and civil probes into fraudulent sales practices and has admitted to pressuring employees in a fake-accounts scandal, U.S. officials said on Friday, wrapping up one of the last major investigations looming over the bank.

Wells Fargo will pay the penalties to the U.S. Justice Department and Securities and Exchange Commission and enter into a three-year deferred prosecution agreement during which the San Francisco-based bank will continue to cooperate with any ongoing government investigations, Justice Department officials said.

WTF is this all about?
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From the 'People have way too much frikkin' time on their hands' department:


Acclaimed director Julie Taymor has little patience for the protesters who gathered outside the Broadway premiere of “West Side Story” on Thursday night. 

The few dozen protesters were calling for the firing of star Amar Ramasar, who has been accused of participating in a text exchange involving explicit images during his time at the New York City Ballet. The show has stood by Ramasar, who plays Bernardo, with a rep previously telling us, “There is zero consideration being given to his potentially being terminated.”

When we asked Taymor what she thought of the demonstrators who had gathered, the “Lion King” director waved her hand dismissively and huffed, “Oh, that’s what I think of the protests. There’s more important …. go out and protest Trump please.”

John Leguizamo, Vanessa Hudgens, Chris Cooper, Debi Mazar and Alec Baldwin were also in attendance for the dramatically retooled production of the Broadway classic. By the way? It sucks - the show is terrible.
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Poo patrol? Jersey Shore dog owners slapped with $150 fines on the boardwalk.



Point Pleasant (NJ) Beach police officers are cracking down hard on dog owners for bringing their pets onto the boardwalk, poo or no poo.


Officers have handed out more than 40 tickets in three weeks after beefing up patrols amid recurring sightings of dog feces on the mile-long boardwalk, Point Pleasant Beach Mayor Paul M. Kanitra said.


From the PD's Facebook page.

Violators face a $150 fine, regardless of whether their dog actually poops.
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Did you know that there is an The Threat From Stellar explosions? 
Neither did I. 


 About 700 light years from Earth, Betelgeuse is one of the nearest stars that could go supernova. If it did indeed explode, it would be nearly as bright as a full Moon. Its anticipated explosion could happen tomorrow, or 100,000 years from now.

Supernova explosions have been implicated in triggering mass extinctions on Earth, like the one that occurred 2.6 million years ago or the Permian-Triassic extinction 252 million years ago that was the most devasting to Earth’s biota, killing about 96 percent of all marine species and 70 percent of all terrestrial vertebrate species.

Luckily, Betelgeuse is no threat to Earth. Whenever it does explode, its deadly radiation will spread out equally in all directions, and by the time it reaches us it will be too weak to be of concern. But other supernova candidates, such as Wolf-Rayet stars, are far more dangerous. Some of these could emit a gamma-ray burst that funnels radiation very narrowly along the star’s rotational axis. If Earth is in the shooting line, the result could be devastating. The most notorious example of this kind of star, known as WR 104, is too far away to threaten Earth, but other, closer Wolf-Rayet stars like the one within the Gamma Velorium system could be a concern.

YIKES.
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FEELIN' A LITTLE CHUBBY LATELY? 
THERE'S A SOLUTION. 
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Ann Margaret mounts her hog.
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And she's just plain bad-ass.
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In yer dreams buddy. Only in your dreams.
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2 comments:

  1. I'm never polled either...

    NJ is deep in the MSM market area where they have been against Trump since it was noticed that he might get the Republican nomination. The media is really good at manipulating the people and those high population areas make it as easy as it gets.

    The burning VW, the barefoot groom and the smiling bride make this a great wedding picture! Their wedding was different!

    The debate. The way they all jumped on Bloomberg! They are going to have to be good (and lucky) to overcome all his money/ ads. The debate did look like a circular firing squad...

    There was an American flag on the wall behind the debate, a big one. They learned their lesson...

    The NY Times supporting the Taliban should be no surprise, the Taliban are against Trump too.

    The Villages looked like a good place to be if you are on Social Security (I am) but I wanted to be closer to salt water....

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  2. Salt water 90 minutes away in either direction Rob... I added a map to the post

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