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Re: Dames Coffee - Jersey Ave betw 3rd & 4th
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Sutherland wrote:
Coffee at Dames is more expensive than most and is prepared in a semi gourmet fashion, so it's implicitly holding itself out as a place for the "coffee snob". Expecting a coffee shop to be open by 7 is not unusual, especially since so many people in the area commute to work to the city and have to be at their desks by 8 or 9. That's when a coffee shop is most likely to get most of their business. If the owner isn't monitoring his or her business closely enough to know they are not operating during prime hours then that's her problem. It should be the most fundamental concern of any business owner. Again, I hope they succeed.

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fauxboken wrote:

If you did not address your pointed, uncompromising, and time sensitive coffee-snob critiques directly to the proprietress, then I suspect she is still not aware of them.

Phooey on her, though, for not living up to your standards for small businesses in your community.


I have no problem either with your expectation or the common-sense about opening early. Or your taste for good coffee.

If you cannot lighten up, then politely express your concerns to the owner. She may well have a reasoned decision - or understandable reasons, anyway - for not opening both her Hoboken and Jersey City stores early.

Posted on: 2011/12/20 0:51
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Re: Dames Coffee - Jersey Ave betw 3rd & 4th
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I have suffered that same disappointment from Dames when they first opened and expressed my frustration.


Have you politely expressed your frustration and disappointment to the owners or manager at Dames? Or did you just vent here on JCList and/or Yelp, where the owner is not available to explain or mitigate your grievance?

If you did not address your pointed, uncompromising, and time sensitive coffee-snob critiques directly to the proprietress, then I suspect she is still not aware of them.

However, if the owner met you and found your concerns to be without merit, that might be an indication that their business model is not meant to reflect your schedule. Or, it may reflect that they know how to politely accept, and then dismiss, unsolicited advice from coffee-snob early birds.

Phooey on her, though, for not living up to your standards for small businesses in your community.

Posted on: 2011/12/18 22:50
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Re: Jack Miller's Pub in Journal Square serving after-school specials for single parents!
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I thought of his name. It was Ricardo Kaulessar. I don't know which paper he wrote for, but that guy was diligent.

Posted on: 2011/10/9 13:28
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Re: Taqueria
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BeatrixKiddo wrote:
You effing rule... Bravo. So well said.


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TheTacoTruck wrote:
Great. Now we have the hula hoop lady quoting second hand news. The guys don't even know about the dumb blond stereotype here. Next we'll be insulting people in sign language. Which none of us know by the way.

This thread is now officially too laughable.


What's laughable is that the good people of this city feel so desperate for good affordable restaurants that they still go to Taqueria. They do this despite many obvious instances of rudeness and disrespect your management and counter staff have shown to even repeat customers over several years. I've witnessed it and experienced it myself with no provocation.

The reasons are simple: the workers and managers do not like people. Or they don't like certain people. They do not smile. They are not gracious. They are not welcoming of the people who choose to eat there, hand over their money, and help you pay your bills.

I will note that I have never received any attitude from your bussing staff. They seem to be genuine, hard-working people just trying to make their way in the world.

It's also laughable that you describe this city's culture as "classless" when every anecdote indicates its your snobby attitude which provokes every bullshit fight. That you have repeatedly used the word "retarded" on numerous occasions on this blog does not help your credibility as to your classiness. That it seems you have done nothing to express remorse for insulting and debasing your customers and neighbors is the true mark of who's losing the classlessness war. It's you.

But, that's your prerogative. Maybe being friendly and welcoming is really very difficult for you. Maybe being a misanthrope is something you've been doing so long that you can't abandon it now. That's fine. Live how you wanna live. If you don't want to be known for good customer service, that's fine. It's your place. If you haven't taken the hint, dozens of people find it repulsive. I am such a person.

To everyone else: you cannot communicate with people in a language they do not understand. All the owners of Taqueria want is your money. Not your friendship, your moral support, your neighborly attitude, your sense of community, your patience to a fault, or your reviews on Yelp.

None of that stuff matters. Your vocal distaste for their bad attitude hasn't knocked the chip off their shoulder. That you don't eat there anymore is irrelevant, because they have customers aplenty to replace you. It's a simple and sad reality about human psychology that there really is no reaching some people. Further, they have little incentive to embrace human decency and good community relations at this point.

The only meaningful comparison are the politicians and civil self-servants of this city. They are generally low class, scornful, entitled assholes who don't give a shit about you either.


Aw, shucks. Thank you.

Posted on: 2011/10/9 13:25
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Re: BOE approves huge $268K settlement -- paves the way for Epps to leave in December
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Quote:

StevenFulop wrote:
Posting an email I sent out on this earlier this morning...

Last night, the Jersey City Board of Education took a huge step toward improving public education in Jersey City. In a significant vote for the future of our city, board president Sterling Waterman, along with board members Sue Mack, Carol Lester, Carol Harrison-Arnold, and Marvin Adames, approved and finalized a formal separation agreement with superintendent Charles Epps. Per the agreement, Dr. Epps will continue in his role until December 31, 2011. After that date, he will step aside as superintendent.

...

Leadership does matter. It sets the tone and establishes a course for outcomes. We should strive for nothing short of excellence in our leaders. Jersey City and its students deserve that. A special thank you to the board members that supported this step; and of course the residents, volunteers, and voters, who ultimately drove this process by demanding results.

Steven Fulop


I reluctantly send you, Mr. Waterman, and the other School Board members on your team my Congratulations for this achievement.

It is a political "win" and a necessary achievement for improving the city's schools. It is a precondition before progress can take hold.

However, it is also a sad day for Jersey City because it is a recognition that the city has been held back by a lack of integrity, leadership, and accountability by school administrators and school board officials for too long.

I wish it had not come to this.

That said, the king is dead. Long live the executive search.

Posted on: 2011/10/5 17:06
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Re: Jack Miller's Pub in Journal Square serving after-school specials for single parents!
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I'm sorry, that was rude of me. So, I guess I deserved that because I was being a horses' ass.

There ARE many good writers and even columnists at The Jersey Journal, but it is frustrating that that the paper is devoted to trashy, cheap little crime stories when the growth, politics, diversity, and potential in this city (and county) far outpace what people think of it.

In terms of reporters, I especially like Melissa Hayes, Terrence McDonald and a guy I haven't seen much from in a while. I think he was Indian or West Indian, and his name was like Ramachandran or Chakramurthy. A long name like that. I could be wrong.

That said, aside from the fact that the story you linked isn't really a "news story," I don't have many problems with the content-producers there.

My problem is with a paper and editorial staff that will choose to turn a paper into a tabloid that covers crappy crime and non-stories like that. I know a lot of it is based on decisions by the publisher.

Posted on: 2011/10/5 16:40
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Re: Taqueria
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Quote:

TheTacoTruck wrote:
Great. Now we have the hula hoop lady quoting second hand news. The guys don't even know about the dumb blond stereotype here. Next we'll be insulting people in sign language. Which none of us know by the way.

This thread is now officially too laughable.


What's laughable is that the good people of this city feel so desperate for good affordable restaurants that they still go to Taqueria. They do this despite many obvious instances of rudeness and disrespect your management and counter staff have shown to even repeat customers over several years. I've witnessed it and experienced it myself with no provocation.

The reasons are simple: the workers and managers do not like people. Or they don't like certain people. They do not smile. They are not gracious. They are not welcoming of the people who choose to eat there, hand over their money, and help you pay your bills.

I will note that I have never received any attitude from your bussing staff. They seem to be genuine, hard-working people just trying to make their way in the world.

It's also laughable that you describe this city's culture as "classless" when every anecdote indicates its your snobby attitude which provokes every bullshit fight. That you have repeatedly used the word "retarded" on numerous occasions on this blog does not help your credibility as to your classiness. That it seems you have done nothing to express remorse for insulting and debasing your customers and neighbors is the true mark of who's losing the classlessness war. It's you.

But, that's your prerogative. Maybe being friendly and welcoming is really very difficult for you. Maybe being a misanthrope is something you've been doing so long that you can't abandon it now. That's fine. Live how you wanna live. If you don't want to be known for good customer service, that's fine. It's your place. If you haven't taken the hint, dozens of people find it repulsive. I am such a person.

To everyone else: you cannot communicate with people in a language they do not understand. All the owners of Taqueria want is your money. Not your friendship, your moral support, your neighborly attitude, your sense of community, your patience to a fault, or your reviews on Yelp.

None of that stuff matters. Your vocal distaste for their bad attitude hasn't knocked the chip off their shoulder. That you don't eat there anymore is irrelevant, because they have customers aplenty to replace you. It's a simple and sad reality about human psychology that there really is no reaching some people. Further, they have little incentive to embrace human decency and good community relations at this point.

The only meaningful comparison are the politicians and civil self-servants of this city. They are generally low class, scornful, entitled assholes who don't give a shit about you either.

Posted on: 2011/10/2 22:43
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Re: Jack Miller's Pub in Journal Square serving after-school specials for single parents!
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This isn't newsworthy, it's advertising for a bar.

Stop hyping your rag of a newspaper by posting every story from The Jersey Journal here.

Posted on: 2011/10/2 20:30
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Re: Show respect, new Jersey City school board members, writes letter author
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Blah.

"Show me some goddamned respect" is just a codeword for saying "stop showing everyone what a fool I am."

Those who earn respect are respected. Those who give respect, get respect.

Respect is earned not by mere seniority or term in office, but by good performance and sincerity.

At this point, Epps is halfway out the door and everyone knows it. Most know he has done a poor job.

The people who are actually interested in oversight of the school board owe Epps and other cronies little in terms of respect.

They're dead wood set adrift, yet they cling like barnacles.

Posted on: 2011/7/8 16:48
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Re: Heights: 4th of partygoer attacked man with aluminum baseball bat causing severe head injuries
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Quote:

GrovePath wrote:
Here are more fun loving 4th of July weekend partygoers -- young men and women beat another young man into a coma on Broadway in Bayonne -- two young women arrested so far.

http://www.nj.com/jjournal-news/index ... ts_so_far_family_and.html


Why not make this into it's own thread? It's a more important story, but it will be lost here. It already took 4+ days to make it into the paper.

Posted on: 2011/7/8 16:40
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Re: The loud motorcycle tearing through Downtown this morning
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Quote:

pferm201 wrote:
no one wonder everyone is making fun of Jc for being soft, smh. complaining about some noise, put some earmuffs on, there solved your problem. noise, even inconsiderate noise is a part of city life. Until you do something it won't stop. It's like this site has become the perfect spot to complain and do nothing about it.


Griping is a precursor to action.

Take your post, for instance. First, you griped. Your next step should be picking fights with the softies.

Posted on: 2011/6/11 22:13
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Re: Stopped for allegedly not picking up dog poop
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Quote:

Amy wrote:
Yes, he had white hair and wore glasses. Why?


This thread has become about dogshit. As usual. Even though it's not about dogshit.

It's about an accusation.

So, the only important question here is who the white-haired JCFD vigilante is.

Posted on: 2011/6/11 21:18
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Re: CITY REBUFFS POLICE UNION OFFER FOR CONSESSIONS
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JerseyOfficer wrote:

?...they are condemning Jersey City to the fate we are seeing in other cities, like Newark, that have reduced their police department and are now suffering a major spike in violent crimes.?


fearmongering, wishful-thinking, or both?

Posted on: 2010/12/30 22:35
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Re: Fish With Braids moving to Brooklyn?
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CatDog wrote:

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FGJCNJ1970 wrote:

I hope they take their ugly graffiti teapot outhouse and various other toilets with them.

FG


the kind of people that would get things in her gallery would enjoy the teapots and toilets. Stuck up prudes (you) obviously don't.


get over yourself. differences in artistic taste do not boil down to prudishness. but, unsuccessful artists often blame the public for being too thick or prudish to understand art, isn't that so? sometimes, the blame is broadened to include "the art world" broadly. that's easier than blaming oneself for his vision or craftsmanship as being simply unmarketable in a particular time and place... or, in general.

in any case, it seems there isn't a market for toilets and firetrap garbage in jersey ciity. because in jc, we're prudes.

Posted on: 2010/12/30 19:38
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Re: 1970s Child Murder in Pershing Field (anyone recall?)
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call the research desk of the NJ room at the main branch of the library. they'll set you up.

Posted on: 2010/12/30 19:26
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Re: 4th Street Brawl
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thank god for gentrification!

eventually, all the flathat thugs will be pushed out of downtown, but bars like Indios will never go away so long as the interest groups keep their friends on the police force

Posted on: 2010/12/23 13:15
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Re: Fish With Braids moving to Brooklyn?
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that's good, because Williamsburg (ahem, Bushwick) doesn't have enough boring artists in their 40s

Posted on: 2010/12/23 12:53
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Re: Downtown: Man beaten outside Jersey City bar on life support
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any news on the white kids? are they recovering from the sucker punches? Or is "paralyzed in a coma" where things stand?

i guess in JC, before you hit on a girl (or grope one?!?!), you have to check to see if she's with an ugly, limp-dick, fobby, scumbag mutant. i truly hope these twats are beaten to a pulp in prison. more likely, they'll be welcome into a gang, become hardened, and then get deported to live in the tropics. so, i wish them guinea worm and a bangkok

Posted on: 2010/9/21 13:04
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Re: Fracas in Hamilton Park dog run this past Sunday
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batman doesn't always play by the rules. he is a dark knight, after all.

vigilante's the same way.

the rules don't apply to him because he and his blue healer put the bad guys away a few times, eight years ago. he and his dog are the eyes, ears, nose, lips, and lipstick of hamiton park

Posted on: 2010/9/21 12:45
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Re: Gross Behavior by JC Police Officer Menendez
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i agree with Brewster in general.

but, we have to differentiate between the ranks of police officers to fill out his theory.

detectives and captains are generally not going to stomp you or get in your face about your on-street behavior. they're above that, now. (except in LA Confidential)

the street officers/ beat cops are the disrespectful and often-stupid cops being a problem for citizens.

too bad they don't actually hang around downtown anymore. there is so much scumbag behavior in this town from every demographic. these bonehead cops need to start making themselves a problem for downtown drunks and loudmouths.

being visible... would be good. actually responding to nuisance calls and closing down after-hours bars would be better

Posted on: 2010/9/21 12:34
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Re: Downtown: Man beaten outside Jersey City bar on life support
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the article above said the suspect's girlfriend "has been arrested" on charges she helped him flee.

the bar isn't to blame for a girl being touched or the attack.

but if they helped him flee, they should be charged as well.

the guy on the phone was definitely on the side of vietnamese thug rather than the kid on life support.

but did they help him flee the country?

Posted on: 2010/9/7 23:15
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Re: Downtown: Man beaten outside Jersey City bar on life support
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i called Grand Banks and they said the guys were attacked because some girl "got touched" and that "the truth" would come out in a few days. well, that was a few days ago. the guy on the phone was very defensive about the whole thing and was on the verge of justifying the attack.

so, it felt like the bar was protecting the vietnamese scumbag attackers and letting them flee the country.

this bar has to answer for their complicity in letting this happen.

anyway... how is the guy inthe hospital doing?

Posted on: 2010/9/7 2:32
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Re: Jersey City Superintendent of Schools Charles T. Epps Jr. $300.000.00/year
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i bet the guy lives in society hill by way of the hamptons. his dearly departed son, may he rest in peace, went to st. peter's prep '05. obviously the family has no confidence in their own schools.

superintendent epps has both a son and a father in Heaven and pays no regard to those suffering IN THIS WORLD. And he reaps a king's ransom for his failures. He did a piss-poor job of serving his assembly district, and now he will get a few more years to coast by until he retires. ON THAT NOTE: what is his golden parachute of a retirement package?

superintendant epps should be embarrassed with himself and ashamed. eut it is obvious that some people feel only entitlement and never shame. what a wretch. what a waste. like the mayor he will retire in disgrace but he will not give a goddamn.

Posted on: 2010/8/5 15:07
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Re: Trump Condo's New Roof Lights
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yes, this is the worst kind of thread. "did anyone else notice this impossibly boring and irrelevant crap i have no role in and no ability to affect?!!?!"

get over it

Posted on: 2010/8/5 3:17
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Re: Jersey City NAACP branch has withered under its current president, Kabili Tayari:
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He's over-tired from working so hard as Deputy Mayor.

Posted on: 2010/8/5 3:09
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Re: The Entire Board of Liberty Humane Society Just Resigned...
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Vigilante wrote:
I don't know the answer to LHS's woes...


Honestly, I am beginning to hope Liberty Humane Society should euthanize itself, letting out only a whimper as it goes to sleep. At the very least it can euthanize me, because suffering the idiocy and the egos on this thread is intolerable. Carbon monoxide... a bolt gun... hell, just leave me in an abandoned lot near Lincoln Park. I don't really care.

But please, please, please stop this intolerable griping and just do the goddamn work of helping animals.

How hard is that?

Posted on: 2010/8/2 0:47
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Re: Will PSE&G Solar Panels be Placed in Front of your Historic Home? They are coming soon to JC!
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sorry. one last thing. i DO appreciate that you're spreading the news like a schmeer

but bringing green sector jobs to THE #1/#2 "donor state"... I have no problem with that despite the fact that these panels may have little immediate cost savings. spread the $ across the state and country over time... well it's the first time JC got #OOPS#-all from the us gov't since margaret hague hospital or 9/11 cop toys

Posted on: 2010/7/26 10:26
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Re: Will PSE&G Solar Panels be Placed in Front of your Historic Home? They are coming soon to JC!
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to gp the op:

1. I don't live in a historic property so I don't have a dog in this fight. I live in a shitty midblock rowhouse with alumninum siding on a half lot. an ugly solar panel would be an improvement

2. neither do historical societies or zoning boards have a dog in this fight because the panels, if any, will be on poles with lots of other junk.

3. we could get rid of that other junk by putting electricty undeground but that's expensive... good for property values though

4. nobody should ever go to Burlington, NJ so please stop saying we should do that

5. the comments on the Plainfield website you listed... i would not describe them as "up in arms"

6. maybe I missed it, but I have not seen any indication that these panels will be installed in jersey city in front of "historic properties"

but what do you mean by that? a brick rowhouse or "brownstone"? they might be old but not historic or protected. and even if protected from destruction, they're not potected from this are they?

these solar panels are likely a govt-subsidy waste in many ways but publci sector investments in infrastructure - shovel-ready jobs/ green tech/ high tech - that's a big and hopefully sustainable part of obama's recovery and reinvestment act

maybe u think it's misapplied here. rooftops and parkway streetlamps would be better

Posted on: 2010/7/26 10:10
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Re: Heights: Starlite Motel on Tonnelle Ave -- two men & one blonde, then three men and no clothes
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Quote:

GrovePath wrote:

Two men stripped and robbed at Jersey City motel by trio, and one suspect arrested, police say



the article's title is a better title. the one you chose seems like an illegal sex change operation. thanks for getting my hopes up for nothing

Posted on: 2010/7/25 15:01
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Re: Just watched FOX 5 news... Newark cutting toilet paper... what is JC doing?
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we know fox news is a sham. this is now about JC's budget absurdities

Posted on: 2010/7/25 14:46
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