On this Day in Blue Jersey History

BlueJersey turned six the other day and that got me a little nostalgic. Next thing I knew, I’m digging through the archives — nearly 20,000 diaries –and finding some real BlueJersey gems dating back to 2005.

Some of the stuff even seemed worth sharing (or re-sharing, in this case.) So follow me below the fold to relive some nuggets from this date, October 3rd, in years past.

  • Way back in 2005, then-Assemblywoman Loretta Weinberg gives the Blogosphere its first folk heroine while the folks at Zogby warned Congressional Republicans that their House and Senate majorities may be at risk.
  • 2006 was a (Congressional) election year and five years ago today then-US Senate Candidate Tom Kean Jr backed out of a debate with Bob Menendez while a GOP Congressional (gay) sex scandal seeps into the Garden State.
  • On this day day in 2007, 1) New Jersey residents were increasingly worried about access to healthcare and 2) more proof that wealthy Republicans are lucky and not talented.
  • Back in 2008, we reported the vote headcount of the Jersey Congressional delegation for then-President Bush’s Wall Street bailout. The vote passed the House, but NJ’s Steve Rothman was an emphatic “hell no!”
  • Just two years ago, in 2009, Hurricane Christie was about to make landfall in Trenton.
  • And finally there were no diaries published on this day last year, in 2010. The BlueJersey community was largely mourning the tragic suicide of Rutgers student Tyler Clementi (RIP.)
  • Comments (2)

    1. Jeff Gardner

      I love it. Very interesting to look back at where we’ve been. Especially in politics, where history is too often rewritten.

      Reply
    2. Bill Orr

      A lot of gems in Blue Jersey’s history, and it’s fun to learn about them.  

      Reply

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