I took the picture with my cell phone this morning on the way to work. Itâ€™s just one of a zillion possible pictures that could serve to show that New Jersey is much more than tank farms and chemical factories. It also reminds me that the state where I have lived all my life (except for a couple years, courtesy of Uncle Sam) is worth saving.
Tomorrow, the rogues and crooks who have put the state on the brink of financial, social and economic collapse will all be up for re-election. Sadly, I have no doubt that the overwhelming majority of them (if not all of them) will be returned to Trenton by the voters of New Jersey, most of whom will stay home tomorrow, leaving the voting to those with a direct stake in continuing with the mess that got us to where we are now**.
I wish I were wrong, but I know Iâ€™m right.
Weâ€™ll know in roughly 24 hours.
** I find it notable that, as I write this on the night before the election, there is not a single story on the front page of NJ.com concerning tomorrowâ€™s election â€“ not one damned story.