A combination of potential swine flu, lots of driving, tryptophan, family obligations, beer, and football means the Blue Jersey crew isn’t able to do the news roundup today. So I’m pinch-hitting. Here we go.
Quote of the Day
“You know, there are certain days that remind me of why I ran for this office. And then there are moments like this — where I pardon a turkey and send it to Disneyland.” – President Obama (video)
Let them eat turkey
Asbury Park Press just makes stuff up
Headline: “N.J. budget deficit could reach $1.5 billion”
Story text: “Odds are it won’t”
Really? Someone approved this?
In other APP news, Juan might feed a baby unicorn to the Liger colony living in his basement as a Thanksgiving treat. And the Asbury Park Press might begin to distinguish their reporting from their editorial content (Though as they say, “Odds are it won’t”).
“Jobs, not Dobbs”
Testing, one, two…
What billionaires do on Black Friday
Something to be thankful for
Christmas is canceled in Maplewood/South Orange
No Crazies Left Behind
More light, less energy, less $$
If I missed stuff, please post in the comments. This is an open thread. Haiku are permitted.
Update: (h/t SmartyJones) The NYT says this is “New Jersey’s Marriage Moment”.
There can come a moment in a politician’s career when doing the right thing requires summoning the courage to buck strong voter sentiment. The drama over same-sex marriage in a lame-duck session of the New Jersey State Legislature is not that kind of moment.
Doing the right thing – promptly enacting legislation discarding inadequate civil unions in favor of full marriage equality for same-sex couples – requires no gargantuan amount of courage or risk-taking on the part of rank-and-file New Jersey legislators or their leaders. […]
Inaction is not an acceptable option. Delaying past Mr. Corzine’s departure means delaying justice for gay and lesbian couples and their families for four or even eight years.
Another Update: (h/t Winston Smith) Contrary to popular belief, our highways are heavily subsidized and only half funded by user fees like the gas tax. Federal lawmakers are proposing to increase the gas tax to help pay for transportation infrastructure. It’s a good idea.