Friday, July 14, 2017

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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...

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Friday night MULTIMEDIA EXTRAVAGANZA with THE MOODY BLUES!

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.

Friday night MULTIMEDIA EXTRAVAGANZA with THE ROMANTICS!

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'

Friday night MULTIMEDIA EXTRAVAGANZA with LITTLE RICHARD!

If she winks an eye the bread slice turns to toast. If truly the girl can't help it she may want to see an eye doctor. Don't take chances with your eyes, especially if they can burn food. Little Richard putting a bow on the Music Series this week with the aforementioned 'The Girl Can't Help It'

Thursday, July 13, 2017

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Well somebody put the dorsal fin on the dog, he's just doing what dog sharks do. Death from above!

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The cops who kicked the innocent driver at "The Fiery Crash" scene are back on duty

Modified desk duty to be exact. Look, Johnny is no happier these buffoons are still cops in Jersey City but right now the U.S. Attorney’s Office of New Jersey, based on their ongoing investigation have asked Jersey City not to bring departmental charges until their investigation and any charges the feds bring are complete. So desk duty it is according to Jersey City spokeswoman Jennifer Morrill, who also confirmed the request according to Northjersey.com:

"The federal government is investigating and pursuing criminal charges on the officers involved, and they asked that Jersey City holds up on the separate departmental charges until they have completed their work," Morrill said. “Our intention is to hold every officer who was involved accountable.”

This is good news indeed because this kind of 'policing' simply can't happen here again. If Mayor Fulop has to get tough with the JCPD unions so be it.

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

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“The question is not what you look at, but what you see.”
 -- Henry David Thoreau

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Ignore the July heat for one moment and think fall debates

The Jersey Journal announced the debate schedule for each debate hosted by Hudson Media. If you want a heads up on those dates you can follow this link and find out where the council debates will be held (Each Ward gets a different debate date) and the only mayoral debate scheduled thus far.

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

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On this day in history, in a little town called Weehwken in 1804 there was gunfire. Two white guys out thugging over some nonsense at work and you know the rest, Veep Aaron Burr croaked Alexander Hamilton but it was Hamilton who'd get the last laugh, he got on money.
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Apparently there's this show called Game of Thrones

While Johnny might have a passing interest (if by passing you mean encyclopedic knowledge) in the show, he's never been to a viewing party of more than 4 people. Zeppelin Hall here in Jersey City will be hosting a Game of Thrones watch party from 7pm until midnight this Sunday. More on the themed food and drink offerings available here.

Monday, July 10, 2017

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Aaaaaaaand it get worse, much worse for Donnie Jr. So much so Johnny got a long distance dedication from a Robert M. in Washington DC to Donald Trump Jr. who said he wanted you to know something:
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So, the "Summer of Hell" began this morning

The Amtrak tear down and rebuild of many tracks and supporting material began in earnest today and commuters were faced with new, convoluted and in many cases baffling changes to their daily commute into and out of NYC and the surround. Many experts and teevee pundits are convinced the end is nigh and this will be nothing but daily misery.

Johnny begs to differ.

People will find their new routes and it'll become old hand as others find theirs. Sooner rather than later people will settle back into routines and trouble spots will present themselves soon. Those can be addressed and or worked around. When I-96/I-275/M-14 in the Detroit area was closed off, which is closing off an entire heart valve to and from Detroit's west siiiiiide, people adapted and experts were surprised how quickly the doom of Old Valyria that was predicted faded away. Johnny thinks the same will happen here.

Saturday, July 8, 2017

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It sounds like a broken record, it does

But this is our tax money being spent and perhaps some untoward ways. It's not like government boards and the Kushner Cos. have any kind of credibility they get to start out drawing upon. The Monmouth Mall is the issue at hand and just how deals to get it to Kushner Cos. seemingly so easily are what is on trial. It's really a case right now of a local board claiming they did everything about the sale in an aboveboard manner while a lot of the constituents loudly disagree.

Oh that Kushner name, it's just toxic in North Jersey anymore.

Friday, July 7, 2017

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"The Sistine Chapel
Painted with a Gatling gun"

Johnny had to order a new iPod tonight and he'd never had anything engraved ever and since it was free why not use a great line from a favorite song, Neko Case's 'Polar Nettles' and one up the Brady Bunch's Silver Platters.

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Friday night MULTIMEDIA EXTRAVAGANZA with JUNIOR BROWN!

If you're anything like Johnny you love some great guitar and you love playing along on whatever imaginary guitar you have at the time. Get your slide guitar out of your head for this one and ready, steady, go, its Junior Brown after all.

That 'Highway Patrol' is gonna get ya, leadfoot.

Friday night MULTIMEDIA EXTRAVAGANZA with WANDA JACKSON!

Ever since the late 1950's Americans have enjoyed listening to the legendary Wanda Jackson was they drove down our highways and byways. As Johnny prepares for another road trip back to Michigan in another week or so it shall be true again. Wanda Jackson in some form shall grace Johnny's driving playlist. While it may not be this Rockabilly standard, 'Slippin' and Slidin,' it will sound so choice out there somewhere wherever somewhere is.

Friday night MULTIMEDIA EXTRAVAGANZA with SHAGGY!

A request Music Series fans, an actually request made via the emails to Johnny. Here you go ______________, and yes this IS the Shaggy song they use with the little pig on a leash in whatever teevee ad that is.

See that kids, ask and you will most likely receive. Shaggy and 'Mr. Boombastic' sending you out the door tonight.

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Late night open thread

Oh no, Satan took your money, that must suck.

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Just going to leave these numbers right here

Johnny's in a rush tonight but had to hare this important article by Terrence T. McDonald as he takes a good look at the four years of Steve Fulop and his history of abatements and taking a look at as Johnny has said, Councilman Fulop would hate Mayor Fulop. Johnny also pointed out over a year ago that Fulop's term economically pretty much felt like another Healy term. The count?

In Healy's first full term as mayor, the council approved 52 abatements lasting 10 or more years, 21 of them Downtown. Under Fulop, the council has approved 43 abatements, 14 Downtown.

Mmmmmhmmmmm. Not that big a difference with still another few months left. There is so much good reporting at this link, go get your learn on.

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

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Johnny may actually get to do something he's always wanted to do but never had the time and availability to do it right. Today Johnny began planning a fall trip for a few days to Gettysburg to ghost hunt. Not your idea of a cool vacation? Do enjoy perhaps one of the best ever videos of suspected ghosts, yes, taken at Gettysburg. Sleep well.
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Did you know the Los Angeles Times has better journalists than the Jersey City Desk?

It would appear they do. While Johnny has been ringing the alarm bells and chiming in with news analysis on the embarrassment that the Trump/Kushner alliance (Think MODERN DAY Orthanc and Barad-Dur) around Jersey City and the many many messes they have created since they felt they had some advantage to be pressed after Trump's beyond stupid comments thousands upon thousands of Jersey City residents turned 9/11 into the national anthem at the old Chicago Stadium before Blackhawk games. What a shitgibbon.

So, yes, this does the best job encompassing ALL of the mess made that of course has engulfed Mayor Steve Fulop. Note spokesperson Jennifer Morrill coming behind the mayor with mop and bucket after his no contributions from Kushner claim is followed up on later in the article about the fact YES, 100K of Kushner do-re-mi wound up in his SuperPAC.

Read it. Learn it. Know it.

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Another year without blowing up anything important. Johnny's on a roll!

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Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Happy Independence Day to all our readers!

Yes even Republicans today. All should partake in this Republic's independence and the joy that goes with it.

Tomorrow however a lot of Americans need to get on with the whole 'responsibilities' portion of 'rights and responsibilities'

Monday, July 3, 2017

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America!

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Everything you need to now about tomorrow's Jersey City frireworks

Caitlin Mota at the Jersey Journal has you covered on all that has changed and friends, a LOT has changed from the usual easy-peasey Liberty State park idea but since that's not an option and the fireworks WILL be held at Exchange Place you'll for sure want to read up on the changes including parking and how to best get downtown.

Sunday, July 2, 2017

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Chris Christie, what a selfish lying asshole.

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Saturday, July 1, 2017

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This is Johnny's favorite 4th of July-related video. Again, physics Jersey City Desk fans. Too many bottlerockets causing too much heat in a contained area creates a firestorm in Jimmy's truck. Driving faster, while fun for you and Johnny was not the best idea here. It was nice of Jimmy to go mobile into the neighborhood looking to set their shit on fire as well. You know, YOLO. We'll have more stupid people with fireworks over the next couple days but it can't be better than this one.

RIP Jimmy's truck
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Mayor Fulop to the rescue!

With Govrnor Chros Chrostie and Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto clashing heads over who will blink first over the budget, which Christie has said is the reason all state parks (Including Liberty State Park where the Jersey City fireworks are best watched from) will close until a deal is reached.

Stupid.

Mayor Fulop to the rescue this year as he said Jersey City will shoot off fireworks and everyone, instead of LSP, should gather around Exchange Place to watch the show. We thank him for rising above the nonsense coming from Trenton.

Friday, June 30, 2017

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Tim Conway doing what he's always done best, making his fellow cast members victims.
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Friday night MULTIMEDIA EXTRAVAGANZA with XTC!

One of the better all letter bands, for Johnny's money. That would be an interesting time-waster, name all the letter bands. Don't be a wise ass, Johnny all bands have letters in their names. Just for that Johnny takes INXS and you can't use it.

XTC and ''Generals and Majors' sounding all good on a steamy Friday.

Friday night MULTIMEDIA EXTRAVAGANZA with PATTI SMITH GROUP!

It never gets old does it, this song? 'Because the Night' each time comes with the same intensity and raw passion as the last. One song that never gets the FF button, not now, not no never.

Friday night MULTIMEDIA EXTRAVAGANZA with JOE SIMON!

Johnny can call on over 10,000 songs in his catalog to try and get ideas from for the Music Series each week and sometimes you wish classic tunes like these from Mr. Joe Simon played more often. Here's the song mentioned on Twitter, the one you'll be playing more than once and may well be telling your friends about, ' I Got A Whole Lot of Lovin'' wrapping things up tonight.

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Late night open thread

Now, as you all know Johnny is a Red Bulls fan and doesn't have much nice to say about the usurpers, NYCFC, with the exception of Johnny's favorite player from his Barcelona and great years leading Spain, David Villa. Sometimes that world class cream just rises to the top in an instant and how lucky we are to get to see such a great player with a lot left in the tank by the time he got to MLS.
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Governor Christie legalizes "fireworks" in time for the 4th of July weekend

Fireworks, you know, sparklers, snakes, and party poppers. WOW, have a fucking fabulous 4th of July party with party poppers and sparklers. While this crap law does move New Jersey ahead of such troglodyte states like Delaware and Massachusetts that don't even allow sparklers.

Until you allow firecrackers and or bottle rockets and the like, your state doesn't allow fireworks.

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Tailgating before this match must be the BEST.

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Another day, anther dishonest cop

Johnny again and again called on Mayor Fulop to end this nonsensical stand around job idea, bet he wishes he'd have listened to Johnny back when.

Yet another Jersey City Police Officer, this one recently retired, (which is why his name didn't come up in the earlier list of TWELVE officers caught up in this federal probe) Anthony Iannicco has been caught up in the federal investigation into Jersey City PD stand around jobs. Iannicco now faces an offense that could send him to prison for up to five years. He also faces a fine of up to $250,000.

The guy admitted getting paid for jobs he didn't show up to and probably never had any intention of doing so. When these worthless jobs weren't covered they actually made the decision to pull cops off patrol to staff the stand around jobs. Yes, if you are reading this from outside Jersey City and said WTF, that DID that? Yes, we did. Those comments made by spokesperson Jennifer Morrill, yeah, dismiss those out of hand, again, the mayor was warned by Johnny and many others on social media this program stunk to high heaven. Can't claim to be the leaders on this when it took the feds to bust it open.

So, yes, again, another bad cop exposed in Jersey City, one wonders when that spigot might ever slow to a trickle.

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Late night open thread

Entertainment Weekly listed the top 25 most Patriotic USA American GI Joe movies in history and know what made the list?

Convicted? No, Never convicted.
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On a beautiful summer day

Please enjoy some spring flowers. Enjoy them tomorrow too, it's gonna be gorgeous tomorrow too.

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In Monday Night Football tonight it was the Lions over the Redskins 27-20.

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Monday, June 26, 2017

The Port Authority are such dicks


Yes, DICKS. If you want the NYT you can find that here.

Ah, the Port Authority. They have bazillions of our tax dollars for tons of unnecessary overtime for nonsense details but one to actually do right by the paying public? Shuh, right.

Of course we're talking about the PATH elevator at Columbus and Grove St. You'd think one of the more popular PATH stops would have an elevator but no. Since the Grove St. stop opened in 2005 it's never had one. Again you'd think an entity with billions of dollars would put one in but nyah nyah, they said they don't have to. No, that's pretty much how it came out:

Weisman's group and Heightened Independence and Progress, Inc. sued the Port Authority in 2007, alleging the Port Authority, by not including an entrance for people in wheelchairs, violated state and federal laws requiring access for the disabled.

The Port Authority responded by arguing that the plaintiffs filed their lawsuit too late and that the agency does not have to comply with "unilaterally enacted state laws." A federal judge in September 2011 ordered the Port Authority to make the station wheelchair-accessible.

No, waaaay. You asked too late. Nope. Bzzzt. So not listening, talk to the hand. Well then you filed too late AND we don't have to listen to your stupid state laws, we can do as we wish. Right, until a judge says get your ass moving.

But did the Port Authority get moving? Of course not, they're a bunch of petulant idiots. Why would they? They came out with ridiculous excuses for why the new elevator took two years to build. They only worked at non-peak as not to interrupt the PATH service. Oh pull this one it plays Jingle Bells. Your elevators and escalators are broken all over the system for days and you're fine with that. Next up, and imagine the area around the Grove St. PATH over by the GNC/Subway side. The Port Authority said they had to limit night work as that's a --- residential area. The only residential area is stories up across a busy street. More crapola. They could have had this done much much sooner, but it would seem they were just pouting outloud.

There but for the grace of god go I, yes Port Authority? Be thankful every day you can use the stairs and escalators and try to stop being such dicks all the time.

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Late night open thread

Make sure to tune in EARLY tomorrow friends, if you want an all-you-can-eat breakfast.

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Since everyone is an art critic

What say you Jersey City about the new paint job at 150 Bay St. at Sloane Square. Hit us back in comments and tell us your opinion.

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Thelma: I have a falsetto voice.
Chico: That's-a funny; my last pupil she had-a false set-a teeth.
 -- from the Marx Brothers movie Horse Feathers

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Friday night MULTIMEDIA EXTRAVAGANZA with STEVIE WONDER!

WJCD time is 12:15 which means time for weather on the 8's. In midtown right now it's a steamy 83º, in downtown Jersey City it's humid and 81º, it's 106º in Hoboken but then again someone could be sitting on our weather station...again.

it's also time to play some perfect summer music for such a night. To get on this Music Series tonight it has to sound good with the windows down the the music up, at a BBQ, a party or anywhere you want to simply enjoy life for a little while and smile. To this end we're starting off with Stevie Wonder and the timeless summer jam 'Master Blaster'

Friday night MULTIMEDIA EXTRAVAGANZA with OINGO BOINGO!

Party? Check. Car? Check. Beach? Check. BBQ? Check. Let's do this then, Oingo Boingo and 'Dead Man's Party' helping make summer evening music great again.

Friday night MULTIMEDIA EXTRAVAGANZA with HEART!

As we wrap up our summery theme tonight, here's a fabulous track that can be enjoyed blaring from a home stereo or a car til all hours (Or until quiet hours are enforced in your area), Heart, with the classic 1976 album version of 'Crazy on You' giving you another Music Series happy finish.
Also a bonus tonight, a helpful guide on avoiding run-on sentences.

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Late night open thread

For all our England fans here tonight, on this date in 1986 it was 'The Hand of God' that saw Diego Mardona score this World Cup massive goal.
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If you are attending NYC Pride on Sunday, here's valuable PATH schedule info

One of the big events on the NYC area calendar comes Sunday with NYC Pride. PATH put out the following schedule on their Twitter account:

Attending #NYCPride? PATH providing addl trains Sun 6/25 on JSQ-33 via HOB. 11am-11:30pm: Every 10 mins. 11:30pm-4am: Every 15 mins. #Pride

Updates or changes to this schedule will be made at this account you should be following if you tweet: @PATHTrain

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It's getting colder friends.
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Wednesday, June 21, 2017

So, the guy who wrote the pay to play law, to much fanfare, doesn't want to follow it

Mayor Fulop, Suez (formerly United) Water and the old checkbook are getting each other in trouble anymore. See, you'll recall when councilman Fulop did that great thing of creating a Jersey City pay to play law to help clean up government that was so good it was adopted by the state of New Jersey.

That's a fine accomplishment. Know what might be more impressive? Following your own damned law. Our play tonight comes in three acts, directed by Jersey Journal Terrence T. McDonald.

Act I The Money Flows
Suez and its political action committee gave Fulop's re-election bid at least $10,800 in the last four years, plus another $1,000 to the Fulop-controlled Jersey City Democratic Committee, campaign reports show. Those amounts exceed contribution limits placed on some city vendors by the city's pay-to-play law. (Add to this the generous 10K contribution to Fulop's SuperPAC in his canceled run for Governor)

Act II The Word Salad
Asked to comment, Suez spokeswoman Madeline Power said, "The Suez Political Action Committee ensures that all of its contributions comply with local, state and federal laws."

Act III Salience
Craig Holman, a lobbyist for the Washington group Public Citizen, helped draft New Jersey's pay-to-play ban, which was modeled after Jersey City's law. Holman reviewed the city's pay-to-play ban and the Suez donations for The Jersey Journal. "They would appear to be a direct violation of the pay-to-pay law," Holman said. "The MUA ... agreed to the pay-to-play policy, which it should, but is clearly not abiding by it."

So, as McDonald points out, it sounds like Fulop has no intention of following his own law or if he does at best in a slapdash fashion with plenty of excuses. Suez is willing to say anything and it would appear pay anything to keep the MUA contract that's coming up for them. This might lead some cynical reporter like Johnny to ask if Mr. Fulop meant the law he backed or if he only wanted to hurt former Mayor Healy with it.

Late night open thread

Fortitude is the guard and support of the other virtues.
 -- John Locke

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Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Right about now Hoboken mayor Dawn Zimmer is holding a press conference...

...and in moments she will be announcing she will NOT seek re-election in Hoboken and that it has nothing to do with any supposed spot in a possible Phil Murphy administration should the Democrat win the governor's race in November. More throughout the day on this at the Jersey Journal.

Monday, June 19, 2017

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This was not the plan but with Comcast dropping in and out for the last few hours, Johnny's gonna post this and head home. Thanks Comcast.

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Sunday, June 18, 2017

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Here's hoping all the dads out there had a fantastic Father's Day! Don't ever take dad for granted, for all his faults he won't be around forever.

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Johnny will back the first candidate for Candice Osborne's seat IF

They are cool with Johnny calling them 'The Usurper' for no other reason than it sounds cool and like Johnny will have his revenge.

Jersey City Desk headline from the future: "Today the Ward E Usurper voted against a 20 year tax break for a 20" by 20" plot of dirt"

So there you go, Seems fair to Johnny anyway.

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Late night open thread

The first person sentenced to the stocks in Boston was Edward Palmer, who created the stocks. What was his crime? Charging too much for stocks. Believe it, or else.

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Friday, June 16, 2017

Friday night MULTIMEDIA EXTRAVAGANZA with BILLY IDOL!

Every so often Johnny likes to toss a remix or special live version into the mix to keep things fresh in the ole music crisper. Tonight is such an evening as we start things off with a masterful remix, the Mother of Mercy Remix of Billy Idol's 'To be a Lover' which, if you're driving you might want to put on cruise control as this one can led to the lead foot twitch.

Friday night MULTIMEDIA EXTRAVAGANZA with MADNESS!

Jeez Johnny, I'd really love to jump around my house and act like a fool but I guess I just need an excuse.

Call.

Madness and 'One Step Beyond'


Friday night MULTIMEDIA EXTRAVAGANZA with ROBERT PLANT!

Yes this song is Robert Plant solo. Sure Jimmy Page plays on it. (You looking at Johnny and him looking back at you)

What? It's not a Led Zeppelin project. Just a guy on a solo project looking for a good guitarist on a break from his own band.........'Heaven Knows'

Thursday, June 15, 2017

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The animated gif format turns 30 years old today. Johnny has been collecting and creating them that long seemingly. He loved them long before they got cool and became the new online sports hi light pink. Johnny will share a handful of his faves tonight before bed. Feel free to swipe 'em.






And finally, Johnny's old place in Ypsilanti, The Tidepool


















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Required viewing Jersey City, especially today

This story on PBS, over the HB-5 visa issues facing Jared Kushner on the Bay St. Towers and sinking the J2 Journal Square project becomes even more pressing now that we know special prosecutor Robert Mueller is investigating crooked and shady Kushner financial dealings most likely here in Jersey City and quite possibly eastern Europe. You'll be hearing from Jersey Journal city reporter Terrence T. McDonald who just mentioned on Twitter the city was not happy to hear he was being interviewed for the PBS coverage.

Must see TV kids. Head to the 27:00 of the show.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

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State trivia night!

Root beer was invented in this state in 1898 by Edward Adolf Barq, Sr. Answer here.

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A good read on relations between the Mayor and Loew's management group

The best city reporter anywhere, Terrence T. McDonald has a very good read on the fact that the frosty relations between the Friends of Loew's and Mayor Fulop seem to be on the mend. Johnny is beyond glad the Friends of Loew's dug in and held their ground a while back and didn't just acquiesce to the demands of the current administration over turning the running of Loew's over to a group they'd pick. Might be why we are where we are today.

Here's hoping this is a real breakthrough.

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Thanks for another dragging Penn St. The other B1G teams hate you and not for your one-off last year.

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Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Sad to hear Candice Osborne won't run for re-election

Her reasoning for not wanting to run for a second term are solid, spending time with her son as he graduates high school and begins looking at colleges. Johnny's reasoning for wanting her to stay is personal, he's been able to make his little area of Jersey City better working with the Councilwoman. Yes, Johnny has and does disagree with her love of abatements but she's also been the only voice of reason when it comes to a sane parking/pedestrian policy. She's acted when Johnny's had enough stupidity downtown when it comes to construction nonsense. She worked with Johnny to give Lloyd Goldman and BLDG, builders and executors of The One, a bill north of one million dollars for their destruction of a city park in fines and holding up their certificate of occupancy. Osborne also didn't just show up at events for bad builders who we know she saw as bad actors in Jersey City. She tried promoting, rather than being negative. She was accessible. She followed up. She's also one of two people who know Johnny's real identity.

Johnny will miss her. Best to Councilwoman Osborne in her future endeavors. As Johnny said on Twitter, he'll now put a bucket on his head and run for her seat.

Monday, June 12, 2017

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The first discipline has been handed down in the wild west chase that ended in the fiery crash

Four Jersey City policemen were suspended and two deputy chiefs reassigned after the mess that was the Tonnelle Run a week back. These suspensions and reassignments have nothing do do with the fire and kicking those trying to not be on fire. These "punishments" are for the chase and shooting out of car windows through the streets of Jersey City before the fire.

Lest the cops not get their due:

The four officers are Lt. Keith Ludwig, MD Khan, Erik Kosinski and Francisco Rodriguez. Ludwig, who was promoted from sergeant on May 31, is a 24-year veteran of the department. Ludwig, Shea said today, has "an excellent record." The other three officers are recent additions to the force, joining between 2013 and 2015.

Ludwig was the supervisor responsible for overseeing the entire pursuit, Khan and Kosinski set up an unauthorized roadblock during the pursuit and Rodriguez fired at a moving vehicle, city officials said today. All are violations of state attorney general guidelines on police pursuits.

The two deputy chiefs being reassigned are Mark Hussey, chief of patrol, and John Corry Short, chief of investigations. Both have been on the force since 1979 and have both been reassigned to city command, which oversees the day-to-day operations of the department in the absence of the chief.

There's a lot more information at the link. Make sure to check it out, after all, it's being done in your name.

Sunday, June 11, 2017

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Mik Wright:

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Glad to see the Big Apple BBQ got the messages about the size

After sitting out a couple years after making all the Big Apple BBQ's since moving out here, Johnny was pleased to see the sheer size of the event had been scaled back. 26th St. didn't have pitmasters set up on both sides of the street and the set up didn't just keep going up Madison Ave until it just seemed to finally stop. There also seemed to be better organization around the food pick-up spots. Also, even though it was 95º today if you got there at 11 when it started, sat under that Amazon thick tree canopy on the far east side of the park, the breeze made it feel like 80º. You could enjoy ribs and brisket and chicken wings and pulled pork sandwiches and still make room for a fried apple pie without getting overheated.

Glad to see a great great event has righted the ship.

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Getting ready to make the annual pilgrimage to Madison Square Park for the Big Apple BBQ tomorrow. Damn the hot weather, full pork ahead!

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Friday, June 9, 2017

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Beach weekend!

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Friday night MULTIMEDIA EXTRAVAGANZA with KATE BUSH!

No artist living or dead creates a bigger riff between Johnny and Mrs. Johnny as when one Kate Bush comes on the iTunes shuffle. Johnny right enjoys her music. Mrs. Johnny?

Well, you know the part in What About Bob where Bill Murray says some people are Neil Diamond fans and some people aren't? There you go. But here YOU go with a song Johnny has loved since it came out back in the mid 80's, 'The Big Sky' to get the ball rolling on another Music Series. Also, if you agree with Mrs. Johnny don't tell her when you see her, mmmmkay?

Friday night MULTIMEDIA EXTRAVAGANZA with NEIL YOUNG!

There is just something about the grind and fuzzy guitar sound that makes one all cocky and so ready to throwdown. Johnny used to use this song to get amped before playing sports. God damn this is just a great song. Front to back on the rock and roll scale this one's waaaay up there. 'Hey Hey My My (Into the Black)' improving this evening's circulation.

Friday night MULTIMEDIA EXTRAVAGANZA with GREEN DAY!

Here's a guitar riff that's going to be with you as you leave here tonight. Always sounding smart, 'Brain Stew' putting the wraps on the Music Series this week.

The Jersey City Police think they are the 4th branch of government

Remember a while back Johnny called Jersey City a B+ town with a D+ police force?

The JCPD just failed all their final exams and will be held back. Well, they'll be holding the city back we should say.

As mentioned last evening, Johnny has been following the case of the fiery wreck that ended with Jersey City police officers kicking a man on fire who was not involved in the chase. Before it ended however, Jesus Christ what a stupidity-laden evening for the JCPD. They even got their new trucks taken away it was so bad.

So, we have a chase through the streets and neighborhoods of Jersey City. Multiple neighborhoods and multiple city jurisdictions. As Mayor Fulop pointed out, this chase, and the way it was carried out was an embarrassment, he also pointed out the chase broke city guidelines on such matters. For one it sounds like in addition to not weighing the offense vs. the chase, Fulop also pointed out that the police were hanging out of their car windows at high speeds and going around corners actually SHOOTING at the suspect like you may have seen in the Blues Brothers:













OK, Act One wasn't pretty. Act Two doesn't get any better.

As we all know from video, the car being chased (and we want a 50 year automatic sentence for the driver for his bullshit BTW) crashed into another car and a utility pole which started a right bright and intense fire. One of the people, NOT THE SUSPECT, was desperately tearing his clothes off next to the scene and then one, then another JCPD officer ran up and KICKED the man, trying to get away from a crash and fire he had NOTHING TO DO WITH.
After this mess all played out, embarrassingly for our fair city, the coverups began. Jersey Journal reporter Caitlin Mota made the point right away police were not cooperating by admitting where the chase went, if shots were fired and what finally happened. JCPD were quick to point out the driver who fled but not their own ridiculous actions during and after. They knew they were doing it wrong, they still chose to do it then they felt the need to hide from their heinous decisions.

Give us back those trucks

Mayor Fulop is right to want to prosecute and fire these JCPD ass-clowns. Sorry, that's what they are. They are a poor representation of our city and there is zero need to keep bad actors on the Jersey City police force. This kind of wild west policing comes from a very dangerous place, that police think they are allowed to do anything and every damn thing they want to while on duty (and increasingly off) needs to change. There needs to be a new attitude and new leadership in the JCPD ASAFP because where we disagree with the Mayor on this is is when he called it an isolated incident.

Far from it. The Jersey City Police have a simply awful history of following laws and rules like you and Johnny are expected to. How many DUI's were covered up as professional courtesy (Robbinsville Vincent Corso?) Should be zero. The steroid abusers, the on-duty stand around jobs scamming the city of revenue in 100 count federal indictments, disbanded motorcycle groups, getting arrested in Bayonne with drugs, pro-militia groups within the department, and on and on and on.

You tell us Jersey City, it's a crappy force right now isn't it? If the word crappy offends you, or if you're a professional apologist like Carmine Disbrow, then DO something to make the force better instead of complaining and constantly whining about any improvements being undertaken. "Oh, let's not rush to judgement" said no police union spokesperson ever when dealing with a criminal suspect. Stop blaming citizens like Johnny who rightly point out the JCPD nonsense, stop crying when the mayor has tough words for your stupidity, stop sniveling if city council wants to know what you're doing and how.

Try looking in the mirror. You can up your game and make the JCPD a better police force or you can let the citizens and elected officials outline how your jobs get done. Your choice.

Thursday, June 8, 2017

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You know that look women get when they want sex? Me neither.
 -- Drew Carey

Time for Jersey City, After Dark

Johnny's been following the fiery crash

Ever since the night it happened (remember, Johnny has a listening station and can hear anyone anytime) he's been following and letting things play out vs what was first reported. He knew he didn't want to write a big story after he heard excellent Jersey Journal reporter Caitlin Mota report the JCPD weren't exactly being forthcoming with how the chase started and how it wound through the streets. He smelled something bad. Then came the punitive claw-back of new JCPD SUV's from those involved with the crash. Then came the kicking video. Then today Mayor Fulop really took a stand for what we believe is right. We have our differences with the mayor but we back him 100% on this.

We're going to have whole write up now that the facts have played out and Johnny really has a full plate to work with. It's really not going to be pretty for the JCPD.

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Dinner with friends tonight at Megu.

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Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Johnny will write you all excuse notes

Required teevee tomorrow kids with former FBI Director pointing out Donald J. Trump committed obstruction of justice. The dead enders and Twitterbots are already trying to muddy the waters with nonsense, something that after Comey's testimony will leave no doubt in any thinking American's mind.

So whether you need the excuse note for school or work you just email Johnny.

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

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Some people ask the secret of our long marriage. We take time to go to a restaurant two times a week. A little candlelight, dinner, soft music and dancing. She goes Tuesdays, I go Fridays.
 -- Henny Youngman

Time for Jersey City, After Dark

In election results that surprise nobody...

The Democratic nominee for governor will be Phil Murphy, former Goldman Sachs exec who wouldn't commit to almost anything during the primaries. The Republican nominee will be Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno who is going to have to do more to explain where she's been the last 8 years besides mall openings and coming out of her hidey hole on February 2nd every year.

Whoopitedoo!

Monday, June 5, 2017

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Jackpot!

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Lincoln Park Live, the west side's free music series is back this week

Unlike the Music Series here at the Jersey City Desk on Friday nights, this one is live and and picnic dinners and food trucks. Wednesday night is The Tim Hegarty Band featuring Winard Harper. Past that on the schedule you'll have to follow this handy link to great live music all summer long.

Sunday, June 4, 2017

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Today's big number -- 2,500

That's roughly the amount who rode through all six Jersey City wards today during the  Jersey City Ward Tour. That's an impressive number. One can easily see this growing to 5,000 or more and if you get that many and they stay active on bike issues throughout the city, you can definitely set policies.

Here's to growing 2,500 to 5,000 in the next five years.

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Yep, Johnny spent all day at the Too Much Fun Club. Should have taken last night's advice...

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Friday, June 2, 2017

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If Sunday is the Lord's day, then Saturday belongs to the Devil. It is the only night of the week when he gives out Free passes to the late show at the Too Much Fun Club.
 -- Hunter S. Thompson

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Friday night MULTIMEDIA EXTRAVAGANZA with MARVIN GAYE!

Unlike some record offers that offer one side for dancing and another for romancing, here on the Music Series all our songs tonight will work for both.

That's a win for you.

You're welcome.

Now make sure you have that special other person in your life and throw back a few belts of an adult beverage, smoke 'em if ya got 'em or however you to be lit lighting candles. Who better than Marvin Gaye to get things started tonight.

'Let's Get It On' and if the spirit moves ya, let me groove ya.
Is that bonus music at the end? Don't tell nobody.

Friday night MULTIMEDIA EXTRAVAGANZA with THE CRYSTALS!

Passion. This song is filled with so much passion. Know what else? It actually sounds like young love being described. Love it. A perfect song on romance night. 'Then He Kissed me' in the familiar Phil Spector Wall of Sound mono, but there is a rare stereo version of this song well worth comparing. You can find that here.

Friday night MULTIMEDIA EXTRAVAGANZA with THE FOUR TOPS!

Well, after all this romance music and the mood being what it is, Johnny and the crew are gonna slide on out of here, wait, no we're not. You are. Don't even do that on Zoltron's desk. Stop it. Ew.

The Four Tops with 'Ain't No Woman (Like the One I've Got)' helping you find love tonight.

Thursday, June 1, 2017

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Again, physics.

Time for Jersey City, After Dark

The Trump Bay St. projects using EB-5 visas has clearly rattled city hall

Sounds like the one who should be especially rattled is Council President Rolando Lavarro. The story about government agencies and bad actors literally bending, if not outright ignoring certain areas in the PAD to make the area of Trump Towers on Bay St. seem underprivileged, broken down, poor and almost destitute. 

What about Lavarro? Glad you asked, citizen:

"This is the first I've heard," Lavarro said. "I would have to do a little independent research on that."

Lavarro is also chair of the Jersey City Redevelopment Agency, which in April 2013 designated an LLC controlled in part by Kushner as the developer of Trump Bay Street, located at 65 Bay St. near the waterfront.

Jennifer Morrill, city spokeswoman, well she didn't know no nuthin'.

Terrence T. McDonald is an excellent, award-winning and tenacious reporter. Johnny gets the feeling between the Bay St. visa issues and the newly turned-up 235 Grand St. visa 'sales', along with the hash that has become of J2, something bad is going to shake loose. 

Some people just don't want to go to jail, ya know?

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

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One of the two lanterns hung in the Old North Church in Boston. The British as we all know from our history came by sea which meant two lanterns. One was lost to history, one can be traced and this is it on display in Lexington. Click to see it close up.

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As if you didn't need another reason to hate the Trump/Kushner buildings

Did you know a lot of government and business people rigged the numbers to show that the area around the Trump/Kushner buildings was depressed and NEEDED to have those buildings there rather than Bergen-Lafayette or other poorer neighborhoods in JC where of course, Trump and Kushner would never want to build. Throw back a snort of whiskey before this one, it'll make you mad.

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

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“Only dull people are brilliant at breakfast.”
 -- Oscar Wilde

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Countdown clocks throughout the MTA are a great idea, however...

Remember a while back they showed a football game where due to the use of certain colors, a lot of colorblind people, Johnny's their king, couldn't really see much of. Now, in looking at images of the new MTA countdown clocks on the L line, here we go again. Johnny cannot see, at all, the bottom Rockaway time in the first image. He had to get within inches of the screen to make it out. You're simply not going to have that opportunity in stations. Let's make sure a good idea works for everyone.

Monday, May 29, 2017

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Since it's getting warmer and people are going to be out hiking and camping, besides deer ticks, look out for dinosaurs. If you do come across a man eater, remember to throw sand at them. They are defenseless to sand.

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Happy Memorial Day!

The biggest respect is saved for the biggest heroes. Sadly, we're getting no leadership like this from our elected leaders, especially now. No honor, no sacrifice, certainly not like those who stood for this nation in the darkest corners of this globe, sometimes bleeding out and dying for all Americans in perpetuity with nobody there to help or thank them. Johnny's a very liberal guy but in his reading of the American contract you do not now or ever turn your back on a veteran. That is an iron clad contract. Today is about those vets who gave it all for all of us.

Thank you.

Sunday, May 28, 2017

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We can just list Cory Booker on Amazon at this point

There may be varying degrees of ratings and prices as he's been bought more than once on different platforms.

You'll recall in January we pointed out that while all the Democrats and even a few Republicans were on board with importing drugs to help keep prescription costs down for Americans being ripped off by nonsensical Big Pharma pricing games. Even Donald Fucking Trump brought up the idea while running for President. Not Cory Booker, he stood firm with over $55K in NJ Big Pharma money lining his pockets, no to importing drugs from Canada. Not that Booker had any proof of his claim, that we need to check and make sure these drugs are safe, as Johnny wrote at the time:

Let that sink in. At ANY point in the last few years did you read any articles online or see a teevee news report about a bunch of dead Canadians lying outside pharmacies or along Yonge Street in Toronto or on the prairies of Western Canada? Of course you didn't. These drugs are already safe, it's just an excuse for Sen. Booker. 

If that kind of thing is wrong, this next part is disgraceful and possibly harmful to the security of the country -- yeah, it is. Leading Democrats in Washington D.C. as well as former CIA, FBI and national security experts believe at the very least Jared Kushner's Russian dalliances mean his security clearance should be reviewed and probably revoked at this point. The experts folks, the experts.

Know who thinks he needs to stand up for Jared Kushner AND his security clearance, (something when in doubt for Christ's sake should be double-checked) Cory Booker. Yep, Booker went to bat for Kushner after all we know and the experts have told us.

What's Senator Booker's reasoning for not wanting to chase down US/Russia espionage charges? Maybe the fact Jared and Ivanka Trump held two max out the donations fundraisers for Booker.

There you go. Cory's good friends Jared (Awwww, he went to Jared) and Ivanka lining his pockets full of campaign cash might do it, what do you think New Jersey? Democrats should be beyond mildly worried at this point with Booker's ability to make the wrong choices shortly after getting money from Big Pharma, Big Real Estate, Big Celebrity, et al.

We know from following the Senator on Twitter he likes inspirational quotes for certain situations. Here's one:

"Suppose you could gain everything in the whole world, and lost your soul. Was it worth it?"    
 -- Billy Graham

Setting up for another big road race today

Manila Ave between Bay St. and 6th St. will be hosting the 3rd Annual Santacruzan Fil-Am 5K and Manila Avenue Mile. They have their finish line set up and several food vendors are setting up as well as a stage. On such a beautiful day maybe a walk through later might just bring some fun and fill you up right on food!

Saturday, May 27, 2017

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We're keeping a bare-bones staff around the City Desk offices this weekend so coverage may be spottier than Pine Barrens cell service.

Time for Jersey City, After Dark

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If your birthday is today, you share it with the late actor Christopher Lee and that ain't too shabby.
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Friday, May 26, 2017

Friday night MULTIMEDIA EXTRAVAGANZA with BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN!

Did you guys know Bruce is from New Jersey? No, it's true. It's Bon Jovi that's from Delaware.

Long a favorite song of Johnny's, 'Human Touch'
Seriously though, New Jersey.

Friday night MULTIMEDIA EXTRAVAGANZA with ADAM ANT!

Nobody in the history of rock and roll as we know it has ever made easier money than the person playing drums and or laying down a drum track on this song.

Just saying.

Adam Ant and the beat that is 'Goody Two Shoes'

Friday night MULTIMEDIA EXTRAVAGANZA with THE PET SHOP BOYS!

Sending this one out to all the 'West End Girls' here in Jersey City making the west siiiiiide great. The 80's come a-knocking on your way out into this good night.

See Spot Rescued just got some money

That's right, after the Jersey City Council's gutless and inexcusable to allow puppy mills continued access to Jersey City pet stores Johnny decided something positive needed to come from their dimwittedness. This morning, Johnny made a donation in EVERY City Council member's name to See Spot Rescued, the not puppy mill place (Of course you could use Liberty Humane Society as well, they're super good).

Maybe it has to come to that here in JC, other people making donations for your officials' poor decisions. Get ready to dig deep citizens.

Thursday, May 25, 2017

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We were going to cover other things tonight...

...that was until, for reasons unknown, the entire, and by entire we mean all 9 city council members, decided to vote against an ordinance introduced by Councilman Michael Yun that would have banned puppy mill puppies from being sold in Jersey City pet stores. Slam dunk in basketball, tap-in in golf, it's the easiest thing in the world to do the right thing and protect animals.

Nope.

All nine council members, all nine thought puppy mills were A-Ok (don't bother with technicalities about boutique breeds, such a minuscule number vs thousands of dogs and cats who can't get adopted, you're gonna lose that moral argument), or at least OK enough the sale of them is fine in Jersey City. It's beyond shameful. It's the most ashamed Johnny has ever been since he moved to Jersey City. The Humane Society has presented this same ordinance in hundreds of other places and it's been adopted in every single one, until now. It's beyond the pale.

It doesn't really matter if it gets reintroduced, it's not going to wipe the shame away of voting against the best interests of animals. Here are their names, if they're all in on their awful votes they won't mind this list, if it bothers any of them in the least, yeah, they know they fucked this up:

Council President-Rolando R. Lavarro, Jr.
Councilwoman at Large-Joyce Watterman
Councilman at Large-Daniel Rivera
Ward A (Greenville) Councilman-Frank Gajewski
Ward B (West Side) Councilman-Chris L. Gadsden
Ward C (Journal Square) Councilman-Richard Boggiano
Ward D (The Heights) Councilman-Michael Yun
Ward E (Downtown) Councilwoman-Candice Osborne
Ward F (Bergen/Lafayette) Councilman-Jermaine Robinson

As long as you serve you will never be free of this vote. By the way, Johnny's going to unleash hell upon you on the Twitter, gonna invite some animal rights groups to tell you why your vote sucked.

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Time for Jersey City, After Dark

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Get down to the river this morning kids!

It's Fleet Week kickoff today and the ships are coming into NY Harbor and up the Hudson right past great viewing slots in Jersey City.

Get down early this morning and see 'em all!

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

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“Move not unless you see an advantage; use not your troops unless there is something to be gained; fight not unless the position is critical.”
-- Sun Tzu, The Art of War

Time for Jersey City, After Dark

Time to play New Jersey's favorite commuter game, NJ Transit Wheel of Torture

C'mon, give it a spin and see what your next commute will bring.

Monday, May 22, 2017

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Classic PSA night

A public service announcement, those age old scoldy commercials mostly trying to mold you, bunky, into a better citizen. You probably remember the famous Indian ad where he had trash thrown at him and he cried. PSA, advising us to stop this nonsense before it kills us all.

Well friends, here's a PSA about not just tossing your trash on the sidewalk when you're done with it, lest it draw RATS! A classic from David Lynch from 1991.

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Johnny's oldest and dearest friend was in town tonight. Late night at South House, and on a school night too.

Time for Jersey City, After Dark

Sunday, May 21, 2017

A well written editorial from a local business owner on the "ban no ban" on chain stores downtown

Aaron Morrill, owner of Two Boots Pizza (mea culpa, Johnny loves their food), took on the recent flip flop by the Fulop Administration over so-called chain stores and the 2015 ban placed on them downtown. Morrill rightly points out the evidence was there this plan would not work and why.

Also, thanks to Terrence T. McDonald who looked this up as Johnny couldn't find it in his notes; Rich Boggiano was the only council member to see this ban was the wrong idea. A good read on why facts and research must win the day over things that may sound great in theory, but just don't pass critical muster.

Good brunch reading.

Saturday, May 20, 2017

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Some people around town need more original writers.

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Friday, May 19, 2017

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Once they start coming for you Jared, they don't ever stop.

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Friday night MULTIMEDIA EXTRAVAGANZA with PETE TOWNSHEND!

Yes kids, today is pete Townshend's 72nd birthday and probably no artist living or dead has had more of a musical impact on Johnny than Mr. Townshend. Yeah, tonight is pretty much a love letter.

Johnny can be moody, certainly you've never noticed that before. Mr. Townshend's music seemed to always be the right remedy, up and ready to fight, deep and reflective, or a few songs for someone really down. They say Townshend spoke for a whole generation of awkward, angry, and mistrusting kids. Johnny was front row center. Johnny could go on and on and you'd get bored. 'I'm One' is a song that perfectly encompasses what Johnny's droning on about.

Friday night MULTIMEDIA EXTRAVAGANZA with PETE TOWNSHEND!

To say this album had an impact on Johnny would be an understatement. In a land before CD's he bought it three times. Yes, he wore them down, diamond needle and all, three times. He can sing it front to back and back to front. You better believe a track from Empty Glass is gonna make our Pete Townshend birthday card.

The brilliance of 'Gonna Get Ya' (Last song side 2). That's right, you swing that arm.

Friday night MULTIMEDIA EXTRAVAGANZA with PETE TOWNSHEND!

Sure, OK Johnny, Pete Townshend is truly one of the elite songwriters and guitar players of his generation. Some will say a good test of an artist is how they sound outside their own music. Give them someone else's music and see how well they represent.

Gladly, a cover from The English Beat, 'Save it for Later' that'll smash your expectations up all over the stage like a guitar.

Thursday, May 18, 2017

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Alien vs Predator: The Beginning


















Time for Jersey City, After Dark

Here's the kind of important story that gets lost in the big news wash

The New Jersey State Troopers are suing the makers of their service weapons as they say their very lives are in danger after far too many misfires:

The New Jersey State Police has sued a major firearms manufacturer, claiming the company gave state troopers defective guns and failed to fix the problem.

The state filed a $2.5 million lawsuit against Sig Sauer alleging the 3,000 guns it purchased from the company frequently jammed, making them "life-threatening" for troopers and virtually "inoperable."

A very disturbing story as nobody wants our cops out there with defective firearms, besides, we pay for this, we need to demand better.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

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Loew's Jersey City

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Do you love autographs? Johnny loves autographs

He does of course ask for them in appropriate places, ie after shows or at a move/book/show event. Not while they're eating or just out enjoying life. That's their time but Johnny digresses...

If you'd like to get your favorite FBI agent's autograph, start hanging around Journal Squared or Trump Bay St. and simply look for those dullard cars with lights in the back to start pulling up. As we learned some of those shady B-5 visas Jared Kushner's sister was pretty much selling in China (That were used on Trump Bay St and the ask was on in China for J2) may have directly led to the firing of former FBI Director James Comey. Word is once Jared found out the FBI was looking into dodgy financing deals, and not just stupid shit Flynn and Manafort were up to, it sounds like he made wee wee:

Yep, once trouble is coming at you, make those solidly formed decisions and put them into motion, it's a family trait.

Be polite when you ask for your autographs, be prepared they could be too busy handcuffing someone or investigating the fountains of fuzzy math they could come across. Sometimes they do say no but sooner or later of you stand right outside J2 or Trump Bay St., you'll get your man...or woman.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

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The political lesson of Watergate is this: Never again must America allow an arrogant, elite guard of political adolescents to by-pass the regular party organization and dictate the terms of a national election.
 -- Gerald R. Ford

Time for Jersey City, After Dark

Mayor Fulop running away from a real reporter with real questions

First off, what a fantastic article in the long form by Terrence T. McDonald. He digs deep and tells the entire story of how Mayor Fulop was once great pals with Jared Kushner and now how that relationship must either be broken or put in a back drawer somewhere with the White House acting as they do and Fulop running for reelection. Drink that good writing up.

Note too at the end the mayor simply can't handle real questions, unfiltered being asked of him. All your reporter questions must go through my spokesperson now.

Yeah, Semper Fi Marine.

Monday, May 15, 2017

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We owe a lot to Thomas Edison - if it wasn't for him, we'd be watching television by candlelight.
 -- Milton Berle

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Sometimes issues are so large they outweigh Jersey City business...

...sure, like Donald Trump probably getting someone or someones killed by running his mouth over secret intel to the Russians.

OR like General Mills holding a raffle to get the holy grail of cereals, 10,000 boxes of Lucky Charms with JUST marshmallows in it (none of that annoying dog food)! Oh Johnny wouldn't kid you about this. It's quite cool how General Mills is doing this. The boxes won't see store shelves and it's a bit of a Willy Wonka game if you will. You follow that link to find out more.

Sunday, May 14, 2017

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For those scoring at home, Jersey City got 1.93 inches of rain yesterday.

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Happy Mother's Day!

To all the moms, both here and those we've lost, the best today and every day!

Saturday, May 13, 2017

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The Penguins lost game 1 of the Eastern Conference Final tonight vs Ottawa. Know why? The Penguins were lazy sons of bitches. Johnny heard that phrase somewhere and wanted to use it.

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Freda Hegstrom, oldest living Lutheran in Minnesota...

...or is she?

Friday, May 12, 2017

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Friday night MULTIMEDIA EXTRAVAGANZA with MARTHA REEVES AND THE VANDELLAS!

That drum slap at the beginning is so choice.

'Nowhere to Run,' is there a better Friday night song? If this comes on at the club or in the car or around the house you still sing, still count the time with the music using side to side whips and probably snapping your fingers. It's just one of those songs that makes you feel things, mostly happy.

Straight outta Motown...

Friday night MULTIMEDIA EXTRAVAGANZA with THE VIOLENT FEMMES!

You'll want to turn this song up if you have small children. It's catchy, has easy to remember lyrics and says fuck a lot. 'Add It Up' for your family-listening pleasure.

Friday night MULTIMEDIA EXTRAVAGANZA with THE BEATLES!

Johnny will readily admit to being a Stones guy in the age-old Rolling Stones vs Beatles wars. That does not mean he doesn't fully appreciate all the greatness from the Liverpool lads. While he doesn't have the full on catalog of Beatles music (The standards thanks) that he does of the Stones he truly enjoys a great Beatles song every now and then. Also, since he didn't burn himself out on them when they inundated the airwaves he really loves hearing them these days. Let's get ready for tomorrow's full on rain and wind show with 'Hello, Goodbye'. This clip looks like it was filmed sometime around Easter, no?

Thursday, May 11, 2017

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Time for Jersey City, After Dark

More than a political lesson, a lesson in following through

What's the official nickname of New Jersey? If Michigan is the Wolverine State, Ohio is the Buckeye State and New York is the Empire State what is New Jersey? The Garden State? Well, not officially. Even though that has appeared on state license plates since the 50's nobody ever thought to make it the official state slogan...until now.

Follow along as a girl scout troop, who noticed the lack of an OFFICIAL state slogan, work with the legislature to get that done.