November 5, 2007

Tennessee? North Carolina?

Filed under: Uncategorized — Jim @ 9:11 pm



I took the picture with my cell phone this morning on the way to work. It’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 I’m right.

We’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 concerning tomorrow’s election – not one damned story.


  1. Okay, you guys got some beautiful country, no doubt.
    Two words – Neutron bomb.

    Comment by dick — November 5, 2007 @ 9:19 pm

  2. That is some pretty scenery.

    I can’t say anything nice about your politicians up there. They need to go.

    Comment by Hammer — November 5, 2007 @ 10:38 pm

  3. The difference[s] to me is/are quite obvious:

    1. The GAH-den State does not have flattened possum all over its roads.

    2. Where is the rush hour traffic you kvetch so much about?

    3. Burned truck wheel rubber thingies…I don’t see those things north of the Mason-Dixon line either.

    4. I am almost positive that when one buys a car in New Jersey, the windshields are treated with some kind of special glass that gives the kaleidoscopic [and hallucinogenic] effect of there are actually being pretty trees on the sides of the road. Especially if it’s a fancy-shmancy BFBCC.

    5. Though you can’t see the invisible noxious gases in the air from the nearby oil refineries, I’ve no doubt that they’re there, also working in concert with the above-mentioned fancy windshields to create the prism-like colors one thinks they are actually seeing in the trees.

    6. I don’t see any “Jesus, Yes! Drugs, No!” signs on the side of the road.

    7. Because I am, if anything, a compassionate person, I pray you are wrong, as well, about all those Garden Staters, who seem to take perverse pleasure in lining the pockets of the bloated dooshbags they elect.

    I’ve been to North Carolina, Tennessee, and Jersey…all more than once, the latter at least 30+ times. You can’t fool me.

    Comment by Erica — November 6, 2007 @ 10:14 am

  4. Ya know why y’all got all that pretty fall foliage??

    All the dead bodies buried underneath the tree roots…

    Comment by El Capitan — November 6, 2007 @ 2:00 pm

  5. The new New Jersey state motto:

    Friends help you move.
    REAL friends help you move the bodies.

    Comment by Randy — November 11, 2007 @ 12:19 am

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