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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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.


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.


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

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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

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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

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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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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'


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.


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

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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.

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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

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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


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.


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


Madness and 'One Step Beyond'


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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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?


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.


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

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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

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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.


Monday, June 5, 2017

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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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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.


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.


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.

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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?