Entries in Kate Matteson (31)

Tuesday
Dec122017

Sussex Dems' poor timing: Anti-Trump rally in Newton the day before a terrorist attack?

Do you remember Kate & Gina?  Those two Democrats who ran for the Legislature as part of Phil Murphy's team.  Well they've been in the news again.

 

On Saturday evening, the day before running mate Gina Trish would rally on Newton Green in favor of a "no-questions-asked" travel policy for countries that even the United Nations says are infected by violent Islamic extremism, the insiders who compose the "executive board" of the Sussex County Democrat Committee (SCDC) named Kate Matteson as their executive director.  Not the entire county committee, mind you, just the insiders on the executive board.  So they're "democratic" in name only... what's new about that?

 

The boss of the little politburo that runs the SCDC -- Leslie Huhn -- worked herself up into her usual lather and issued a statement about the "vicious attacks" Matteson had to endure from those mean Republicans.  Leslie won't tell you this, but she voted Republican until a legislator happened to forget her name.  It pissed her off to no end.  Out of spite, she ran against the woman and spit all kinds of bile at her.  And so began Leslie's career in politics.  Yep, she's in it for all the right reasons... pride, with a dollop of hate thrown in. 

 

Hey, it's all personal for some people, but before you go throwing around words like "vicious" -- maybe you should think back to how your committee and your state committeeperson, and your candidates, tried to destroy the reputation of a family and its business and the livelihoods of its employees.  Nobody did that to Dr. Matteson.  Nobody called the school to complain about you, Leslie.  Nobody called Centenary College to complain about Gina Trish.

 

You see, it is all a question of perceived entitlement.  Kate, Gina, and Leslie all believe that they are entitled to take any position they want and to trash anybody they want to trash, and nobody is supposed to fight back.  And when somebody does, these Democrats become outraged.  They say it's not fair.  They call for a time out, put on their pussy cat hats and go to the Green and protest how unfair the world is and how against them it all is.

 

Gina Trish has every right to front a rally on Newton Green in favor of a "no-questions-asked" travel policy for countries that are infected by violent Islamic extremism, but when -- the very next day -- someone from one of those countries infected by Islamic extremism attempts to blow up Americans commuting to work in New York City... somebody else has the right to bring it up and say, "Hey Gina, hey Sussex County Democrats, what the hell are you thinking!"  Free speech works both ways.  If you want to be in politics, you are going to need to grow up and get used to it.

 

If you are going to condemn "hate" and say you support "respectful discourse," then you cannot have your photo taken vandalizing the free speech of someone who disagrees with you.  Tearing up their posters, throwing them on the ground, stomping on them, shoveling snow on them... these are not respectful acts.  In fact, these are the well documented antics of the National Socialists.  Why don't you just burn the words that you disagree with!  Do it up if it makes you feel better, but don't confuse yourself with a "democrat" when you do.  Democracy requires goodwill, patience, and -- most of all -- humility.  All of which seems in short supply.

 

And finally.  We all remember the good time Kate and Gina and Leslie had calling Parker and Jill Space names because they happened to attend a Hank Williams Jr. concert and were photographed next to the band's banner which (oh heaven forbid!) features what used to be called "a rebel flag."  Well... you just spent the day before a terrorist attack protesting for weaker laws to combat terrorism.  If you want to call someone a "racist" over a band's banner, be prepared to be called at the very least an "enabler of terrorism."  It works both ways.

 

Should a letter now go out to every board member and donor to Centenary College demanding the same of them that was demanded of the customers of Space Farms?  Or do we treat each other like neighbors who just happen to have different points of view?

 

It is time for Kate, Gina, and Leslie to look into their hearts and acknowledge that it is they who behaved very badly and that it was only in response to their bad behavior that they felt any heat at all.  Only in response to their bad behavior.

 

Going forward, they have the opportunity to behave like human beings instead of entitled ideologues.  For the good of the community, we suggest that they take the opportunity.

Friday
Oct272017

Anti-hunter Dan Perez shows up to NRA dinner?

For years, readers of the New Jersey Herald and the Star-Ledger have been reading about how New York lawyer Dan Perez has represented anti-hunting activists against taxpayers exercising their legal right to hunt.  Perez even represented an anti-hunt activist who targeted hunters with personal harassment.  And Perez sued law enforcement when they tried to do something about it.

Democrat candidate for Freeholder Dan Perez representing anti-hunter activist Susan Kehoe in August 2017. Perez also represented Kehoe on another charge in 2012.

Democrat candidate for Freeholder Dan Perez representing anti-hunter activist Bill Crain in 2016. Crain has been convicted on multiple charges of harassing taxpayers who are exercising their legal right to hunt.

 

Democrat candidate for Freeholder Dan Perez representing anti-hunter activist Bill Crain in 2014. Crain was jailed for his actions in December 2016.

So how is Dan Perez "pro-second amendment" when he is so anti-hunter? 

And who convinced Perez, who nobody recalls seeing at earlier NRA dinners, to attend last night's event?  Could it be that now that Perez is the Democrat Party candidate for Freeholder, he is looking to scam a few votes?

At the NRA dinner, Perez, a consummate county insider, was seen cavorting with a quorum of county freeholders.  He even managed to get himself announced at the event.  Anything for a vote, right?

But this is a very strange development given Dan Perez' lifelong involvement with anti-hunting and animal rights groups.  Are they aware that his new GOP friends are promoting him within the NRA?  Somebody is going to be disappointed.

Tuesday
Oct242017

Local Democrats embrace liberal ACLU agenda

The local Democrats running for office this year have gone whole hog over to the dark side.  Now they are attacking the Republicans for not having the support of those party-poopers at the ACLU who want to do away with Christmas and other holidays that normal people enjoy.

Yep, Jennifer Hamilton, Kate Matteson, Gina Trish, and Dan Perez are joining forces with those people who sue local governments (taxpayers) every time they put up a Christmas display.  Yes, these are the same folks who go apoplectic every time someone says a prayer at a public event.  And yet, somehow it is okay for these same Democrats to display banners with Islamic symbols and Wiccan witchcraft symbols on it.

Is this a case of "out with the old religion and in with the new"?

In the case of Republican Assemblyman Parker Space, the ANTIFA twins Kate & Gina attacked him for refusing to vote to allow convicted criminals in prison unlimited access to taxpayer-subsidized telephones.  Kate & Gina also criticized Assemblyman Space for not backing President Obama's decree that would have allowed anatomical males -- people with penises who think they are women -- into the private facilities of school girls (i.e. toilet facilities, showers, and changing areas).  Apparently, Kate & Gina think that the Republican is wrong for having concern for the safety of young women.

But who is really wrong here?  Is Assemblyman Space wrong for opposing legislation that would endanger the lives of women and girls in New Jersey.  Or are Kate Matteson & Gina Trish wrong (along with their Democrat running mates Jennifer Hamilton and Dan Perez) for putting politically correct fashion statements ahead of the safety of women and girls.  Watch this video and then YOU decide:

Monday
Oct232017

Local Democrats play games on illegal immigration

Where do they stand?  Are they or aren't they?

 

Local Democrat candidates have made contradictory statements on illegal immigration -- saying one thing in a questionnaire, another at a private meeting, something else at a vigil on the Green, a different thing in the newspaper, and still something else again at a public debate.  It is tough to keep up with all their twists and turns on the issue of illegal immigration. 

 

As a public service, we are featuring statements they made on the subject, like this one:

 

The only thing certain is this:  The Democrats and their party support turning New Jersey into a Sanctuary State.  Yep, the entire state. 

 

What that means to New Jersey taxpayers is explained by former Mayor Steve Lonegan:

 

"A 'sanctuary state' will mean a huge influx of people who will need the social services safety net more than average.  The Democrat gubernatorial ticket has promised to impose a so-called 'millionaire's tax' that will chase away those who currently fund the state's social safety net.  Those who are left... the middle class who can't leave because of a job, or because they can't sell their home for what they paid for it, or because their child wants to finish school -- they will have to make up for the shortfall in higher taxes.

 

That won't be easy, because at 26.1% of income, the cost of living in New Jersey is, according to Bloomberg, by far the most expensive in the nation.  Meanwhile, state household income is nearly seven percent lower than it was in 2008 and has only grown by a little more than one percent since then. 

 

Those coming to the new 'Sanctuary State' of New Jersey will enter the workforce of the gray economy, where the minimum wage doesn't apply.  But for everyone else it does -- which will leave trade union workers, manufacturing, medical care and health workers, service industry workers, and mothers with part-time jobs all at a disadvantage when competing for a job.  It will be bad news for people trying to pay their mortgage, their property taxes, those hoping to avoid foreclosure. 

 

And just where will all these newcomers to the 'Sanctuary State of New Jersey' reside?  Why in subsidized sanctuary housing -- courtesy of COAH and its plan to build tens of thousands of new subsidized no-questions-asked units throughout New Jersey. 

 

This will require massive infrastructure investment by taxpayers -- and an increase in property tax collections.  To pay for it, the Democrats intend to scrap the 2-percent cap on local government spending.  Under the Democrats property taxes rose an average of 6.1 percent a year -- triple the rate of inflation.  Since the cap, property taxes have gone up an average of just 2.1 percent a year."

 

"If the Democrats are successful with their idea, they will have to build a wall to keep taxpayers in," Lonegan said.  True enough.

 

Stay tuned...


Thursday
Oct122017

ANTIFA's Kate & Gina support Corzine-era school aid

New Jersey has the most inequitable system of education funding in America and, as a result, the highest property taxes.  The income tax -- which was passed 40 years ago on the promise of reducing property taxes -- is a failure and a scam that subsidizes the property tax bills of well-to-do professionals in places like Hoboken and Jersey City, at the expense of working families in rural and suburban towns.

 

New Jersey is rated as just about the worst place in America to start a business and the state has lagged in job creation because of a putative regulatory regime and a tax structure that compares unfavorably with the rest of America.  This inability to create employment for its citizens leads to a cycle of despair that includes high unemployment, underemployment, debt, foreclosure, record levels of poverty, and child hunger.

 

The politically-appointed, unelected state Supreme Court has destroyed the ability of suburban towns to determine their own future and it has deprived people in rural communities of the use of their land without compensating them for their loss of rights.  The unelected Court has stripped the elected Legislature of its primary role of determining how the people's money is spent and it has moved power away from the voters and into the hands of the political bosses who are responsible for their appointment.

 

And Kate & Gina... they are cool with all this.

 

At Tuesday night's debate in Ogdensburg, the ANTIFA twins drooled all over the legacy of faux-liberal Governor Jon Corzine (Democrat - Goldman Sachs).  It was Corzine, it will be remembered, who raped the working families of rural and suburban New Jersey, in order to feed the political patronage machines of urban school districts.  Under Corzine, less money made it into the classrooms, while administrative overhead ballooned. 

 

At Tuesday's debate, "Dishonest Kate" Matteson explicitly defended the Corzine era-school funding formula -- specifically praising the corrupt and essentially unaudited free lunch program and the program that provides extra-funding for non-English speaking children.  Matteson defended the fact that the so-called Abbott school districts absorb most of the available state school funding, even though half the state's economically disadvantaged children live outside the Abbott districts.  In so doing, "Dishonest Kate" Matteson merely confirmed that she is, in fact, no different than any other urban Democrat in wanting to screw over the taxpayers of Sussex and Warren Counties.

 

Meanwhile, the other ANTIFA twin -- Gina Trish -- attacked her Warren County neighbor, Senator Mike Doherty, and his Fair School Funding plan, which would which cut property taxes in Sussex and Warren Counties by backing up every school child in the state with enough school funding to cover the basics -- instead of a few urban districts getting all the money to fund a bloated administration, political patronage, and non-educational bells and whistles.  ANTIFA Trish is fine with the current formula that makes working families in Sussex and Warren Counties subsidize the property taxes of rich one-percenters in Hoboken and Jersey City.

 

Senator Mike Doherty says ALL CHILDREN'S LIVES MATTER.

 

The ANTIFA twins Kate & Gina support the current Democrat mantra that wants to keep the subsidies going to rich one-percenters, political patronage hacks, and well-connected corporations -- at the expense of people like us.