Monday, February 8, 2016

Late night open thread

Is it morning yet? Johnny just can't wait to start his day at 4am like always with a healthy breakfast of Freakies, bacon and coffee.

Time for Jersey City After Dark

It'll be a pretty day at least

No, not this morning raw wind and cold shit, the snow. Around 11ish according to the Weatherometers at the Jersey City Desk Action Weather Team stations Jersey City and the surround will get about an half inch WHOA all the way up to an inch, (unless you're on Long Island and Connecticut or out there in Rhode Island (hey Rhode Island!) in which case it's been good to know ya.

So Jersey City you'll probably want to go raid those stores on lunch break to ride this whopper out.

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Late night open thread

Cam Newton, you can stop running your mouth now.

Time for Jersey City, After Dark

Super Bowl 50 open thread

Why not make this dump your home for all things Super Bowl 50, the first Super Bowl in forever without Roman Numerals. Stop by if you're a Panthers fan, (Broncos fans can go fuck off, you've kept Johnny's Browns out of three Super Bowls) or just want to talk some ads.

Fell free to say what you want. There's no edit button if your team loses when they pass when they should have run the ball at the end.

Late night open thread

Time for Jersey City, After Dark

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Late night open thread

Your best bet here might be to drive around the parking lot until you smell garlic bread.

Time for Jersey City, After Dark

Friday, February 5, 2016

Friday night MULTIMEDIA EXTRAVAGANZA with WILSON PICKETT!

Not 5, not 10, not 246, a THOUSAND dances. There's a 'Land of a Thousand Dances' out there and right now Mr. Wilson Pickett is going to take us there. It could also crush the Island of Misfit Toys in a war.

Jersey City really needs it's own dance.

Friday night MULTIMEDIA EXTRAVAGANZA with THE EURYTHMICS!

Annie Lennox needs a man. Any volunteers?

The Eurythmics with 'I Need A Man' and uh, sorry Dave.

Friday night MULTIMEDIA EXTRAVAGANZA with LIZ PHAIR!

Johnny was hemming and hawing, you know, sitting on the proverbial fence about going to see an acoustic set by the Smashing Pumpkins in April. Johnny loves the Pumpkins, he's told the story about meeting and talking the state of music (a while back) with Billy Corgan here before. Thing is, Johnny loves to really rock out to the Pumpkins, Their harder stuff really satisfies better than a Snickers bar. So what to do---HEY, we'll get to the Liz Phair part, simmer down---what to do, go see them since original drummer Jimmy Chamberlain is back with the band? Then Johnny saw Liz Phair was opening and it all became so easy to get tickets. Now that's a real game changer. Liz Phair out on her first tour in quite a while? GIDDYUP!

Liz Phair closing up shop on the Music Series this week with 'Supernova'

Jersey City is protecting water, now let's protect workers and citizens

With the same citywide good intentions we're using to test city water get out ahead of issues, let's commit to ensuring we as a city are doing the same when it comes to construction sites. Jersey City suffered a fatality last year at the 90 Columbus site over one of the PATH Stations. Another incident over by the Bay St. Towers (formerly Trump Building) last year almost killed a Jersey City police officer. Sure there are state laws that must be followed but with as condensed as this city is, and with as many people are here in Cool City anymore, it's on us as a city to enact further safety measures. Let's not legislate by disaster like NYC will certainly do after their massive fatal crane failure this morning. Cranes must meet better standards than they might on a highway situation, it's the nature of the height. Are ALL sites using debris nets? Are you suuuure? Sometimes downtown it's hard to tell the workers from the people sans boots as most don't wear hardhats or some company/worker designation like you'd see around highway construction sites. Which brings Johnny to his next point. Do we really know who is coming into our city to work? SLOW DOWN, Johnny's not some anti-immigration dotard. His question is to who are the people coming to JC to work and run backhoes, seriously large equipment, and haul huge loads, are they on a file somewhere with the city? Does Jersey City demand mandatory drug and alcohol tests on workers in addition to or in case companies don't test workers?

If we're going to give away the farm on abatements residents shouldn't think for a second, though it seems like it sometimes, they are second class or economy class fliers in the grand scheme of Jersey City's development boom. Demand tougher laws and background checks of your councilperson. Demand drug and alcohol testing by the city is required if there's an accident. Don't wait to have someone killed or run down by someone who, oops, shouldn't have had that job to begin with.

The time is NOW to get tougher for citizen safety and well being. The abatement money should more than cover any and all costs of this.