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Old 11-03-2009, 09:57 AM   #1
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Default Election Day in NJ...dirty politics, as usual

Heh...interesting how my sister in NJ never heard about this:

Man busted for drugs claimed he was Corzine campaign staffer



EAST RUTHERFORD (Nov. 2, 2009, 12:45 p.m.) — A Paramus man who claimed to be the assistant deputy director of Gov. Jon S. Corzine’s re-election campaign was arrested by East Rutherford police Friday, Oct. 30 for possession of Ecstasy.

Jason Shih, 25, was arrested and charged at 11:28 p.m. with possession of Ecstasy, possession of drugs with intent to distribute within 1,000 feet of a school, possession of drugs with the intent to distribute, talking on a cell phone while driving and possession of drugs in a car.

East Rutherford Police Officer Mark Mehegan, who was on patrol, stopped Shih after observing him talking on his cell phone while driving on Route 17 South near Riggin Memorial Field. Mehegan described Shih as extremely nervous and reported his hands were trembling as he reached into the glove box for his information.

During the motor vehicle stop, Mehegan said he observed 19 Ecstasy pills in the center console cup and $661 in cash folded up in the ashtray. Police also reported locating several hundred clear plastic bags commonly used to package drugs.

Throughout the course of the investigation, Shih said he was the assistant deputy director for Corzine and that the campaign rented the 2008 Toyota he was driving.

East Rutherford Police Lt. Paul Cece also responded to the scene and located several tickets for the Sunday, Nov. 1 event where President Barack Obama and Corzine were to appear.

Shih also reportedly had 10 paychecks from the Middlesex County Democratic Committee in his possession. One paycheck for $1,500 was payable to Shih from the MCDC, according to reports.

“Mr. Shih stated the vehicle he was operating was rented for him by the ‘Corzine for Governor’ camp to distribute tickets and paychecks for the Middlesex County Democratic Committee,” stated Cece.


Judge George Savino set bail at $15,000 with a 10-percent option. Shih posted $1,500 and was released on summonses.

Calls to Corzine’s campaign office and MCDC were not returned as of press time.
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Old 11-03-2009, 10:04 AM   #2
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And love the stalking horse candidate the Dems put in:

Democrats admit paying for pro-Daggett call; Obama records robocall for Corzine

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The Democratic State Committee now admits paying for a robocall to Somerset County voters that slams Republican Chris Christie and promotes independent gubernatorial candidate Christopher Daggett.

A Democratic spokeswoman says the party’s chairman, Joe Cryan, was not aware of the robocalls when he denied that the state committee had anything to do with them yesterday afternoon.

Cryan, who told PolitickerNJ.com yesterday afternoon that the Democratic State Committee had “absolutely” nothing to do with the call, could not immediately be reached for comment.

The call angered Republicans and further fueled conspiracy theories that Daggett is in cahoots with the Corzine camp. A disclaimer at the end says it was paid for by Victory ’09, “a project of the NJDSC” (Democratic State Committee), and gave the committee’s Trenton address.
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Old 11-03-2009, 10:07 AM   #3
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Old 11-03-2009, 10:14 AM   #4
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More telling that the fix is in, however, is the sudden appearance of ACORN on the scene. Not by name, mind you, as their reputation is so tarnished that even New Jersey Democrats don’t want to be associated with them. No, in New Jersey ACORN sought cover behind its big brother, SEIU, specifically SEIU Local 32BJ.

The political director for the SEIU local is Peter Colavito. Just last year, he was ACORN’s political director in New York, working directly under Bertha Lewis, ACORN’s CEO and co-chair of ACORN-backed Working Families Party. He was, and remains, a top official and board member of the Working Families Party in New York. In fact, his wife is currently an employee of the Working Families Party. Corzine has made much of his endorsement by the SEIU local, failing to mention the union’s deep ties to both ACORN and its Working Families Party in New York.

These ties are starting to appear, however. GOP officials recently received a phone tip from a hospital in Newark, reporting that people in ACORN t-shirts were in the facility signing up and collecting absentee ballots. New Jersey law allows anyone to take up to 10 absentee ballots at a time. The tipster reported seeing individuals in the ACORN shirts entering the hospital with blank absentee ballots and leaving with completed ballots.

There are reports out of Camden, New Jersey that voters are discovering that absentee ballots have already been submitted under their name. They did not authorize these ballots. Early reports suggested that the number of absentee ballots ‘requested’ in Camden city is higher than in any previous election. This will no doubt spark confusion on election day.

Possibly anticipating this confusion, the state Democratic Committee recently sent a letter to the Secretary of State, arguing that any absentee ballot that is rejected should still be counted as a “provisional” vote. The letter complained that almost 3,000 absentee ballots had already been rejected “solely on the basis of a comparison of their signature to the signature on record.” Solely? If the signature of the voter doesn’t match the signature on the ballot, is there really a reason to look at anything else? The letter from the state Democrats suggests that election officials should simply verify that the address on the absentee ballot matches the address on record. Right, and my bank should go ahead and cash any suspicious check as long as the address on the check matches my home address.

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Old 11-03-2009, 10:24 AM   #5
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The fix IS in. This election is way too important to DC for anyone but Corzine to win - and NJ politics is as dirty as it gets. Unless there is a HUGE landslide for Christie, which can overwhelm all the absentee ballots and other tricks, it's a done deal.
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Old 11-03-2009, 10:45 AM   #6
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in New Jersey ACORN sought cover behind its big brother, SEIU, specifically SEIU Local 32BJ.
ACORN and SEIU! BTW, the founder and Godfather of SEIU is Andrew Stern, Obama's most frequent White House visitor.

The New Jersey election will prove to be unusual because of the national interest. It appears that the marxist crooks are overreaching. They are doing their usual crimes but may not have noticed the big spotlight swinging their way.
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Old 11-03-2009, 12:58 PM   #7
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Holy Crap!

NJ Dems sending gangbangers on GOTV efforts?

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How would you like to be a New Jersey police officer and look out your window and see several known criminals, including a man you arrested several weeks ago and another who had just been released from prison for shooting a cop? And then find out that the men were sent into the neighborhood by the Democratic Party for GOTV operations – complete with lists of voters names, addresses and phones numbers!

That is what happened Sunday on a quiet street in Morris Township. The officer, who’s name we are with holding, specifically heard the men discussing that he was a police officer and that they now know where he lives. The officer confronted the men and they took off. He contacted the local police who responded and caught up with them and about a dozen other men a few blocks away. According to the police report, the men were known criminals and when asked why they were in the neighborhood they stated they were “campaigning for the Democratic Party.”
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Old 11-03-2009, 01:23 PM   #8
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The officer, who’s name we are with holding, specifically heard the men discussing that he was a police officer and that they now know where he lives.
Oh, not good.
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Old 11-03-2009, 01:59 PM   #9
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Christie won.
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Old 11-04-2009, 01:11 PM   #11
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Nobody liked any of the three.

Christie can't do squat.

Christie has promised the impossible.

Trouble was, Corzine wasn't effective, and Christie will be a dud. He doesn't have a mandate, and he can't deliver on what he did say (almost nothing.)

N.J. is up the creek without a paddle.
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Old 11-04-2009, 01:47 PM   #12
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Aren't property taxes 3% or something in NJ?
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They vary from town to town, but the average is around 1.63 Even so, NJ property owners pay more than any other state - an average of almost $6,000 per year - because of highly inflated property values.
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