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February 08, 2008

Corzine and Menendez Tout Each Other As Hillary VP


First it is important to note something that Corzine has been up to lately..........................

Corzine to Propose Huge Financial Move for N.J.


Gov. Jon S. Corzine on Tuesday proposed the biggest financial gambit in New Jersey’s history, arguing that almost quadrupling highway tolls over the next 15 years could help generate about $38 billion to help the state pay off half of its debt and pay for transportation improvements.

He said that his plan to turn over operation of the toll roads to a Public Benefit Corporation, tied with a freeze in state spending and toll increases of 50 percent every four years from 2010 to 2022, is the best of all possible options to reduce the state's $32 billion debt.

Drivers would face a maximum 50 percent increase in tolls on the state’s three toll roads — the New Jersey Turnpike, the Garden State Parkway and the Atlantic City Expressway — every four years, beginning in 2010, and subject to inflation, under Mr. Corzine’s proposal. A portion of a fourth highway — Route 440, which runs from Woodbridge to the Outerbridge Crossing — would become a toll road, as well.

The proposal to use the state’s toll roads to raise money is part of a four-point plan Mr. Corzine outlined to dig New Jersey out of its financial morass. He also said he wanted to freeze spending in the budget that is now being drafted, to limit future increases in spending to increases in recurring revenue and to amend the state constitution to require that voter approval be obtained before the state borrows money.

"It’s not something I want to do," Mr. Corzine said of the financial plan. "This proposal is a solution, a solution to restore the state’s financial integrity, health and capacity."

In responding to the myriad of calls to cut, not freeze, state spending, Corzine referenced the costumed member of the Flying Pigs Club - dressed, as one would guess, like a pig with wings - who was there to protest Corzine's assertion in his State of the State address that "pigs will fly" over Trenton before any new taxes or spending cuts would realistically be approved.

And then there is this...................

Menendez and Corzine tout each other as VP candidates

It was a Jon Corzine/Bob Menendez love fest today as each exclaimed the others’ qualifications to be second in command under a President Hillary Clinton.

Although Corzine has all but ruled out any possibility of working in Washington next year if Clinton wins the presidential election, Menendez thinks he’d be a splendid choice for Vice President.

How about clearing a few things up first Mr. Menendez? You are always implying that you and your family came to America to escape Castro's regime.

If you did, than you were not born a U.S. citizen. Your birthday is January 1, 1954. Castro assumed power in Cuba 1959.

Then there is this................

Mayor aided murderer
Menendez glad to help an 'innocent man'

Hudson Dispatch
Wednesday, October 7, 1987

By Douglas Lavin


Mayor Robert Menendez has contributed funds for a convicted Cuban-American terrorist and murderer wo was the kingpin of Omega 7.

Menendez, the city's first Cuban-American mayor, said he supports the use of violence and breaking the rule of law in the fight for a free Cuba, but also said his contribution made at a Friday fund-raiser was intended only to supply Eduardo Arocena with legal counsel.

"I endorse the fact that there are times when what one looks at as a law at a given time has to be broken," Menendez said, adding that the fight should be carried out "wherever the enemy may be."

Bernard F. Kenny, Menendez's Democratic running mate in the Assembly race to represent North Hudson's 33rd District, also was at the dinner, but said yesterday he did not know the event was a fundraiser or was linked to terrorists.

Kenny said public officials have an obligation to uphold the law.

"I think any public official has to take a strong stance on that," he said.

Jose O. Arango, the Cuban-born Republican assemblyman who is opposing Menendez and Kenny, said he would contribute to Arocena's legal defense if asked. Arango said he did not endorse illegal activity in the United State, but said he would contribute money to help ensure "an innocent man is not convicted."

Menendez took a similar stance and said Arocena needed a new trial because he did not have proper legal counsel during his trial.

Micahel L. Tabak, the asssitant U.S. attorney who was in charge of the prosecution, siad Arocena rejected a free, court appointed attorney from own of Manhattan's best law firms and instead chose two of his own attorneys, who represented him during the trial.

"The record is clear that Arocena was represented by counsel," Tabak said.

Arocena, a former New Jersey longshoreman, was convicted in 1984 of murder, attempted murder, conspiracy bombings and perjury.

In December 1985, the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan denied an appeal, calling the government's case, which included 85 witnesses and "copius" physical evidence, "overwhelming and impressive."

The court also called Arocena the "kingpin" of Omega 7 and said the group financed its crimes of bombings and murder through drug trade and extortion.

Since 1973, Omega 7 has claimed responsibility for more that 30 terror bombings in New York, New Jersey and Miami.


Wild Thing's comment..........

I have a cousin and his wife that live in N.J. and he works in New York City. So this toll thing will effect him too.

As always, the Democratic solution to anything...raise taxes. like those NYC commuters driving from Toms River on the NJ Parkway can be paying upwards of $6.65 +$8 + $8 per day just to get into the city. The NJ Transit trains are already over capacity during rush hour now, this will only make it worse. No doubt a NJ Transit fare increase will follow soon enough.

Like Rush Limbaugh has always said: "To liberals, socialism never just was not tried by the right people."

And interesting how these two Corzine and Menendez would like to be Hillary's VP.

....Thank you Les for this article about the tolls.

Posted by Wild Thing at February 8, 2008 04:45 AM


Corzine??? What or who is THAT? Who turned the rock over?

Corzine!!?? Sounds like some anti-itch cream to me...or some medicine to put on a seeping foot sore.

Posted by: Steve, Anti Itch at February 8, 2008 07:47 AM

Corzine's the idiot who bought his job. He's also the idiot who wasn't wearing his seat belt and nearly died when he crashed his car!
Hitlery is a shrewd mean Marxist bitch. She's going to have to pick someone who can put up with her rantings and ravings.
I wouldn't put it past her to pick her spouse just so she can keep an eye on him.

Posted by: Lynn at February 8, 2008 08:37 AM

The crooks gather. Just like hyenas to a dying wildebeest. Even down here in Texas we have heard of the criminal doings of Corzine.

I hope Menendez is NOT an American born citizen, so he cannot be in the White House.

The running mates to be picked by the criminally insane presidential candidates we have, are going to be shockers to us Conservatives.

Posted by: TomR at February 8, 2008 12:03 PM

Like the first of five books of the pentateuch in the Book of Genesis, New Jersey has a long history of one party lineage, of one democrat begatting another, even from behind prison bars, Preceded by Nicholas F. Brady, Robert G. Torricelli, Succeeded by Jon Corzine, Preceded by Robert G. Torricell , Preceded by Frank Lautenberg in the Torricelli-Lautenberg swap, Succeeded by Jon Corzine, Robert "Bob" Menendez, Preceded by Jon Corzine, Look Ma!!! No freaking limbs on this family tree. Parasitic in nature "Blue Blooded" Hemocyanins or simply Methemoglobinemia they are intermarried to one gene pool and cannot survive outside the Petri dish without their beloved taxation and corruption, they need it like they need oxygen.

Posted by: Jack at February 8, 2008 12:58 PM

Jack -- a couple of begatters you left out were Jim Florio who taxed toilet paper to help offset spending and Jim "I am a gay American" McGreevey who just begatted, compromised the state's homeland security, and was the repeated recipient of financial influence peddling. I live in Hudson County, NJ the hotbed of Democratic control and corruption. Every time that I enter my vote I seem to hear a voice that says, "Thank you for voting Democratic."

WT-- Thanks for including these stories. Let New Jersey's uncontrolled spending budget with never ending huge tax increases and fiscal time bomb be a lesson to the rest of the country. If Democrats have a large majority in the U.S. Congress and a president in the White House (this includes RINO McCain) then the country will be in the same mess as New Jersey.

As far as VP predictions go --- Hillary Clinton has already demonstrated that Bill Clinton would be both Co-President and VP. Anyone else on the ticket with her would be a "token" VP and irrelevant. John McCain will promise anything to get a real conservative to be his VP thinking that that will convince enough conservatives to vote for him. We all know that McCain will not change his RINO stripes so I, for one, will still not vote for him. Any conservative that buys McCains crap and signs up with him will tarnish their own credentials and legacy.

Posted by: Les at February 8, 2008 05:19 PM

Steve...LMAO....."Sounds like some anti-itch cream to me" sure does!!!!!

Posted by: Wild Thing at February 8, 2008 07:31 PM

Lynn, I agree. I wonder if leagally she can pick Bill. Oh my gosh that would be unreal and horrible. He will be there anyway so I guess it is all the same thing. augh! Yuk!

Posted by: Wild Thing at February 8, 2008 07:35 PM

Tom, yes, and there is no way to even guess who they will pick since they are all so off the wall themselves.

Posted by: Wild Thing at February 8, 2008 07:36 PM

Jack, good one!!!

"Look Ma!!! No freaking limbs on this family tree."

Posted by: Wild Thing at February 8, 2008 07:39 PM

Les, thank you, I am so glad you sent this to me. It was perfect timing too since I was reading about them regarding Hillary's VP.

Posted by: Wild Thing at February 8, 2008 07:43 PM

We live in N. J. and it is the most corrupt state in the USA, that's what it is famous for. Honest to goodness that is the truth and has been known for years to all who live here. Now if Hilary wins the election you may all be in the same sinking boat. Should you vote for her you deserve what ya get. A struggle just to put food on your table and live a decent life.

Posted by: Elizabeth at February 8, 2008 08:26 PM

My most humble apologies Les, I was blinded by the "Torch.":) I have their bretheren, all from the same single DNA strand, in my state too , their Petri dish is Seattle in the Soviet of Washington from there they migrate to the state or federal capitol. Remember if one of your's dies, gets hit by the Mafia just grab one of ours, they are pretrained and interchangeable.

Posted by: Jack at February 8, 2008 10:05 PM

Elizabeth thank you so much for your input. It means a lot to hear from someone that lives there.

I agree so much with what you said, if Hillary wins all of us in every State will all be in the same situation. It will be horrible.

Posted by: Wild Thing at February 9, 2008 12:10 AM