Thursday, July 27, 2017

Late night open thread

The Doctor says, "You'll live to be 60!" "I AM 60!" "See, what did I tell you?"
 -- Henny Youngman

Time for Jersey City, After Dark

3 more Jersey City cops plead guilty -- friends it's a pipeline

Trying not to spend too much time on this (again) today but three more disgraced police officers from our fair city have pled guilty in the stand around cases where they claimed hours they didn't work, and or didn't pay the IRS on the money they got and or didn't cut the city in on their portion of this ridiculous program. Welcome to the Jersey City Desk wall of shame bad actors James Cardinali, Christopher Ortega and Victor Sanchez. Book 'em Terrence:

Cardinali was in charge of assigning off-duty jobs in the south district, where Ortega and Sanchez also worked.

Cardinali admitted today that he allowed companies to operate without off-duty officers present. He also admitted he approved phony vouchers to the city to make it appear as if officers worked sites they hadn't and accepted cash from the companies and officers who benefited. Ortega and Sanchez, who also worked in the south district, both admitted accepting money for work they never performed.

Funny nobody's going to jail for actually pulling on-duty cops off-duty to get to these stand around jobs.

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Late night open thread

"The summer night was settling upon the neighborhood like a dark lace veil, casting dappled shadows on the roofs and sidewalks and lawns."
 -- Victoria Kahler, Luisa Across the Bay

Time for Jersey City, After Dark

Do you like ribs Joey? How about movies about gladiators?

Gothamist went looking for the 11 best rib dishes across NYC, not necessarily BBQ mind you but some really delicious sounding and looking dishes are what they found. In a perfect world Johnny would have the time to try them all so if you have already had some of these ribs do feel free t share in comments.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Late night open thread

Jump in and help Marcella take down the office at some point tonight.

Time for Jersey City, After Dark

Third Jersey City cop pleads guilty for being on the take over stand around jobs

Sure we do discuss this failure of a program fairly often because the embarrassment it has become to the city as dirty cop after dirty cop pleads as being a part of standing around construction sites doing next to nothing if playing on your iPhone counts. This time is was Victor Sanchez who now faces five years in prison and forfeits over $21K. We want to give this officer his time in the sun so this kind of nonsense is never forgotten.

Monday, July 24, 2017

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Aaaaaand we're back. Johnny drove virtually unmolested from Plymouth MI back to Fun City early this morning through the noon hour making dazzling time through Pennsylvania as always. Watched the sun come up between two thunderstorms in eastern Ohio. One of the best parts is the Maumee River crossing as the colorful new bridge splits a sleeping Toledo at 3:45am. Very scenic view, quite Americana. Still river, docks, smokestacks, yellowed lights along the banks and friends, you can't see that on a plane.

Time for Jersey City, After Dark

Friday, July 14, 2017

Late night open thread

Well friends it's that time. Johnny is off back to the midwest for the big Hobbit sized wedding of his nephew in Michigan so until which time (if any) he returns, you kids behave. Hard enough to get babysitters for some of you fuckers as is.

Until next week party cats and kittens...

Time for Jersey City, After Dark


Good for the soul every so often, a Moody Blues song, especially one asking the right questions, making the right points and with lyrics that work perfectly even today. What a song.

'I'm Just a Singer (In a Rock and Roll Band)' stepping off tonight.


Johnny's coming home boys. That's right, as you've read above Johnny's heading back to Michigan for a few days (Still mad at them for voting the way they did, like a knife in the back it was) and to see a young buck in Johnny's family getting hitched. Might jackslap Kid Rock if he has time. Let's start this road trip a day or so early and hear from our good Detroit friends The Romantics and 'First in Line'