Entries in Sussex County Democrats (18)


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.


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.


Sussex Democrats have embraced the radical "resist" movement of Linda Sarsour and the Women's March.

"When we stand up to those who oppress our communities that Allah accepts from us that as a form of jihad... we are struggling against tyrants and rulers not only abroad in the Middle East or in the other side of the world, but here in these United States of America."  Linda Sarsour, co-chair of the Women's March, speaking to the Islamic Society of North America.

For months now, organizations affiliated with the so-called Women's March have been holding rallies on Newton Green in support of illegal immigration, dropping the immigration ban on terrorist nations, funding abortion clinics, higher property taxes, the confiscation of legal firearms, and other radical causes.  Their goal was summed up by Kate Matteson, a Democrat candidate for the state legislature.

And now the Democrats top statewide candidates have embraced "no questions asked" illegal immigration and have promised to make New Jersey a "sanctuary state."













 Yep, 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...


Hamilton's lies. But lawyers are no good at math.

Look, we all get that it is election time and politicians -- even wannabe politicians like Democrat Jennifer Hamilton -- are going to twist the truth in an effort to appear more attractive to voters.  But when smiles and earnest lip pursing doesn't work, it's down to lies.

Hamilton's latest lie is her claim that the average household in Sussex County is paying $500 more for gasoline than it has in the past.  Well, the sale of gasoline is a very regulated industry, and there are agencies that closely monitor these things, and they produced a graph.  Here's what it shows:

Yes, we are paying less today for gasoline at the pump than we did in 2015. 

And because Sussex County has received funding from the Transportation Trust Fund to repair its roads and bridges, property taxes won't have to go up an additional $600 per household to cover those costs.  Hey, it's not all Hamilton's fault.  Instead of taking accounting courses in college she skipped them and learned how to be a social worker instead.  Then she went to law school.  Ouch!  No wonder she can't tell the truth.

Heck, this lady told the newspaper in Morris County (the Chronicle) that she supported raising the gas tax to fund the Transportation Trust Fund, then turned around and told the newspaper in Sussex County (the Herald) that she opposed it.  Good thing she is blessed with a wide smile -- the better to talk out of both sides of her mouth with.

Jennifer Hamilton affects to complain about the imbalance in state funding for education -- but then supports the Abbott decision which is the cause of that imbalance.  Hamilton stands with her party, the Democrats, and her nominee for Governor, Phil Murphy, in their promise to continue that imbalance.  Only a Republican-controlled Legislature will pass Senator Mike Doherty's Fair School Funding Act, which will reduce property taxes by providing every child with a basic level of school funding.

Only a Republican-controlled Legislature will put a Question on the ballot to strip control of school funding away from the unelected State Judiciary and give it back to the elected Legislature.  Of course, Hamilton disagrees with this.  She is, after all, both a creature of her party and of the courts.  While Republicans like Senator Steve Oroho are fighting to get more for Sussex County, Hamilton's party is opposing them.  While Senator Oroho was bringing back resources for Sussex County, lawyer Hamilton was representing criminals.

From all reports, Jennifer Hamilton is a fair-to-middling criminal defense attorney but as a candidate for public office, she is an absolute disaster.  Hey, somebody give the lady a calculator.  At the Ogdensburg debate, Hamilton maintained that she wanted to cut taxes -- and then outlined billions in new government spending she insisted was necessary.  Before it was over, she agreed with her running mates that the following new taxes should be imposed:

- A $5.5 billion tax hike by revoking tax cuts on employers.  This will be great for jobs, won't it?

- A $650 million income tax hike on high earners.

- A $2 billion tax hike by reinstituting the job-killing, small-business killing estate tax.

- And untold millions through a new "special" tax on yet to be determined products that the Democrats consider to be "luxuries."  The last such tax killed the boat-building in New Jersey, so good luck with that.

As a candidate for public office, Democrat Jennifer Hamilton is a mess.  She talks before she thinks, doesn't get her facts right, promises more spending while saying she'll cut taxes, and then agrees with her running mates that raising taxes by an additional $8.5 billion will help jobs and the economy in New Jersey. Maybe that callous disregard gets by in the courtroom, but don't try it with the people of Sussex County.


Democrats lie about minimum wage. Pay less.

Kate & Gina -- the ANTIFA twins -- got caught lying when they said they supported a $15-per-hour minimum wage. 

They say that, but when it comes to THEM paying THEIR workers $15-per-hour, the truth is something quite different:

Yes, that is Matteson-Trish campaign manager Ben Silva, the Democrat Party State Committeeman for Sussex County.  The guy Democrat party boss Leslie Huhn hired for ANTIFA twins Kate & Gina. 

Why don't they practice what they preach?

Congenital liars... or just typical rich one-percenters who play at being for the working class but in reality, treat their own workers like dirt.