Thursday, November 27, 2014

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Happy Thanksgiving from our little family to yours!

This truly American holiday and all that goes with it lifts Johnny up. A little soul searching and humility in giving thanks before eating like a T-Rex seems so, so, warm and familiar.

Johnny would like to give thanks to all of you who come here and read whatever Johnny has to say and putting up with him. Y'all are the best! Thanks.
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My cooking is so bad my kids thought Thanksgiving was to commemorate Pearl Harbor.
 -- Phyllis Diller

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Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Jersey City cops will soon be wearing body cameras

Actually officers in New Jersey's three largest cities, Jersey City, Newark and Paterson will soon begin wearing the body cameras that record what police are doing, seeing and hearing. According to a report from the Wall Street Journal, in just one year of using body cameras in Rialto California: 

"...the use of force by officers declined 60%, and citizen complaints against police fell 88%."

So whats not to love, right? We wholeheartedly agree with Jersey City Mayor Fulop in having his police force wear the cameras. These cameras will protect our police, cut down on nuisance suits and give police an on the ground instant feedback machine to check who did what in a chaotic scene.

Good call by all three mayors!

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

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They say you're not supposed to put metal in a microwave oven. They're right.
 -- Stephen Wright

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A Winter Storm Warning has now been posted for Hudson County and the surround for tomorrow

At the worst possible time for travelers, late tomorrow morning 4-6" of snow will fall in and around the Jersey City area. Anyone who needs to get out of town, this ain't no 1-3 as they were saying yesterday, this is now a serious storm. We're gonna call this one Winter Storm Milton Berle!

Say Jersey City, if you're going to deep fry a turkey Thursday, Musty the Bear reminds you to be safe

Musty the Bear, whose cave is near where the BJ's parking lot meets the Hudson-Bergen light rail tracks at Newport, reminds you to be safe. Musty says these are deep frying no-no's:

*Tossing balls of mashed potatoes at the hot oil like basketball jump shots
*Tossing cranberries at the hot oil like basketball jump shots
*Pretty much don't throw things in the hot oil
*If your turkey overflows the tub and catches your garage on fire, leave it go man, it's gone
*The less people with beers in their hands around the oil tub when the turkey goes down the better
*Get the oil to the proper temperature checking with a cooking thermometer, not the one outside the kitchen window

Musty thanks you and reminds you only YOU can prevent horrible turkey oil burns and garage fires.

Monday, November 24, 2014

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Beautiful weather today for a bike ride wasn't it?

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It's time to play "Johnny's Best Guess!"

When it comes to this budding nor'easter and how much snow it might drop on the metropolitan Jersey City area, (including NYC) Johnny's best guess is around 2 inches of wet snow.

Please plan your Thanksgiving holiday travel on that.

Sunday, November 23, 2014

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Like the man said, feed the crow! Go Browns!

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