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Blue Jersey Friday Haiku

It’s time to begin the weekend in rhyming style. Primary elections are approaching, oil is still spilling into the gulf and there are fears growing that it’s coming our way, and the Governor is pushing forward with his power grab at the SCI.  The fallout from Christie’s decision to replace Wallace on the court continued and now Democrats are fighting amongst themselves when it comes to overriding the veto which gives a tax cut to millionaires.  Clearly we have plenty to work with once again

Rules are simple:

You compose a haiku (5 syllables, then 7, then 5) on the topic the last poster suggests. Then you get to set the next topic.

First Topic: Christie’s SCI power grab

Christie has power

But he wants oh so much more

So long SCI

Next Topic: Primary Elections

Blue Jersey Friday Haiku

Lets head into the holiday weekend in rhyming style. The House voted to repeal Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell and oil is still flowing into the Gulf. The Governor wants to delay the medical marijuana law and while he uses the funds, he still won’t rule out joining a lawsuit to challenge the federal healthcare law. His plans to scrap the SCI have gotten more attention this week, while he continues to use one shot gimmicks to balance the budget. NJ got the 2014 superbowl and PSE&G wants to give it a new nuclear reactor as well. Don’t forget about the tough week Assemblyman DiCicco has had. As always, it wouldn’t be NJ if we didn’t have plenty of material to work with again this week.

Rules are simple:

You compose a haiku (5 syllables, then 7, then 5) on the topic the last poster suggests. Then you get to set the next topic.

First Topic: Medical Marijuana

People are still sick

Christie says he needs more time

they suffer while they wait

Next Topic: Scrapping the SCI

Blue Jersey Friday Haiku

The budget fight rolled on this week. Democrats passed the millionaires tax and the Governor vetoed it. Christie “found money” thanks to the Federal healthcare plan allowing him to scrap a proposal to raise the cost of prescription drugs for seniors. We talked with Deborah Howlett of NJPP on Blue Jersey Radio. The AC Press wants the Governor to stop hiding financial information for himself and his administration and live up to his promises of transparency. Former Assemblyman Van Pelt was found guilty on corruption charges. Yup, plenty to work with once again this week to head into the weekend in rhyming style.

Rules are simple:

You compose a haiku (5 syllables, then 7, then 5) on the topic the last poster suggests. Then you get to set the next topic.

First Topic: Christie vetoes the millionaire’s tax

It took two minutes

Christie protects millionaires

Democrats your move

Next Topic: Christie Transparency

Blue Jersey Friday Haiku

Students walked out. The Governor admitted property taxes are going up. Budget hearings continued. Immigration and Financial Reform, home rule and offshore drilling all also saw their share of attention and discussion this week. So as usual, we aren’t short on topics to rhyme about as we head into the upcoming weekend.

Rules are simple:

You compose a haiku (5 syllables, then 7, then 5) on the topic the last poster suggests. Then you get to set the next topic.

First Topic: Students walk out

The students walked out

Christie says to get good grades

better than drug mules

Next Topic: Home rule

Blue Jersey Friday Haiku

If you’re still digging out from the snow of the past week, maybe you want to take a break and take some time to rhyme. We can talk about states of emergency, both fiscal  and weather related. Or maybe you’d like to talk about the rush to gut COAH and take credit. Possibly you want to rhyme about Chris Mathews love for the “moderate” Scott Garrett.

Rules are simple: You compose a haiku (5 syllables, then 7, then 5) on the topic the last poster suggests. Then you get to set the next topic.

First topic: Fiscal state of Emergency

State of emergency

Christie goes for power grab

Should we be surprised

Next topic: Scott “the moderate, you’re not wacky” Garrett

Blue Jersey Friday Haiku

It’s been another busy week and what better way to start the weekend than in rhyming style. There are plenty of issues out there to work with, as has become the norm lately.

The President gave the state of the Union, the Chamber of Commerce took a train ride minus some people, the healthcare roller coaster continues, Christie has talked about raising taxes and so much more. Here we go.

Rules are simple: You compose a haiku (5 syllables, then 7, then 5) on the topic the last poster suggests. Then you get to set the next topic.

First topic: State of the Union

The President talked

the words sounded pretty good

will the action match?

Next topic: Chamber train trip

Blue Jersey Friday Haiku

It’s the first Blue Jersey Friday Haiku with Chris Christie as Governor. There is so much going on that finding topics will once again not be a challenge. Do you want to rhyme about the new Governor and the first steps his administration has taken? Maybe Massachusetts and the healthcare woes have your mind going? Or possibly the state of the Democratic Party in NJ as we move towards a new chair and rebuilding?

Rules are simple: You compose a haiku (5 syllables, then 7, then 5) on the topic the last poster suggests. Then you get to set the next topic.

First topic: Supreme Court opens the flood gates

Court gives the green light

Corps can now buy and sell seats

Open the floodgates

Next topic: Governor Chris Christie

Blue Jersey Friday Haiku

And the Blue Jersey Friday Haiku is back with our first rhyming of 2010. If you thought things quieted down during the holidays, they certainly heated up again this week.

The lame duck is racing to an end with full sessions in both houses yesterday. A few national Democrats decided not to see re-election to their offices causing some more headaches for our Senator, but still more Republicans aren’t running again. Christie and Corzine made a deal on appointments and judgeships. And lets not forget all the news that has come out about the goodbye kiss that caused a security scare at Newark Airport and the delay because of the broken video cameras. So clearly there is plenty of material to work with.

Rules are simple: You compose a haiku (5 syllables, then 7, then 5) on the topic the last poster suggests. Then you get to set the next topic.

First topic: The Marriage Equality Vote

Some said yes, more no

some abstained, not enough votes

Back to the courts now

Next topic: The Newark Airport Security Scare

Blue Jersey Friday Haiku

We’re racing toward the end of the year and the lame duck session. There is a full plate awaiting the Legislature when they return in 2010. In Congress, they’re fighting over healthcare, jobs and the economy. The prosecution and defense agree the sentencing of Joe Ferriero should wait until the Supreme Court decides cases dealing with the “Honest Services Statute.” Depending on where you are in the state, you may be able to do your haiku while snowed in this weekend. So you may have a good deal of time and as usual, there is plenty of fodder to work with.

Rules are simple: You compose a haiku (5 syllables, then 7, then 5) on the topic the last poster suggests. Then you get to set the next topic.

First topic: Healthcare reform

Some say kill the bill

Others say take what you get

Health Reform tough times

Next topic: Joe Ferriero

Blue Jersey Friday Haiku

If you thought things would slow down after the election, you were sadly mistaken. It’s lame duck eve as the session starts in Trenton on Monday. The twists and turns of the marriage quality debate continue with each passing day. Over 20k gathered in AC for the League of Municipalities this week. The new Christie administration is still planning the transition. The Senate Healthcare bill was released on the Federal level and Senator Menendez talked about a potential challenge from Lou Dobbs. So once again, we’re not short of topics to work with.

Rules are simple: You compose a haiku (5 syllables, then 7, then 5) on the topic the last poster suggests. Then you get to set the next topic.

First topic: Lame Duck

It all starts Monday

What will they do in Trenton?

Ready for Lame Duck

Next topic: Marriage Equality