lets clear up a few misunderstandings …..

In Uncategorized on February 4, 2009 at 12:52 pm

You put “A place for everyone to voice their opinions about local issues in the village” in the blog heading. This should include opinions that are different from your own. You once noted that the blog was favorable to Republican issues, but that should not allow you to censor the postings. You are giving people the false impression that the items that you post were the only items that were submitted – and oddly enough most of them agree with the general view of the moderator.

The internet is a great vehicle for the free flow of information and you are doing your viewers a disservice by not presenting all sides of an issue. You know that I am not talking about vulgar or libelous postings, just differing opinions.

lets clear up a few misunderstandings : first this is a free market oriented blog ,neither the democrats or republicans in this state almost ever get it right ,thus the mess we are in. We support some politicians because we like there stand on issues. To us New Jersey is more like a one party system ,the party of tax and waste .

Second this blog reserves the right to publish what ever it feels like …period .Sorry to break it to you but what paper or website doesn’t ? As i have stated on all to numerous occasions we hold back on police business ,because we don’t want to inadvertently interfere , we will publish some stupid comments,because we want you to know what some of your neighbors are thinking ,or they are funny or clever just not the same poster repeating the same comment over and over to every post on this blog for 3 years. We don’t publish all the silly its Bush’s fault because i got a parking ticket nonsense,you have national TV for that .We try not to publish partisan or even non partisan misinformation ,mischaracterization or just plain lying from people with secret agendas trying to intentionally mislead people. There are not only many blogs and websites for that but much of the mainstream media seems to embrace it.

We are a local blog ,that’s why its called “the Ridgewood blog” ,its about the Village of Ridgewood. We generally don’t publish “wife or husband cheating stories ” . We will publish criticism ,complaints and policy debates about local issues ,get over your self its called DEMOCRACY you don’t have to like it its the price you pay living in a free country. Questioning policies is not being negative its called thinking ,try it you might like it.

Please, bring your sence of humor to the table a lot of the comments on here are just busting ,you know who you are and you know who you arn’t. The Fly column has over 20 regular contributors and believe it or not I don’t always fully embrace everything they say either ,but they took the time to put together a coherent point of view . Don’t like it write one yourself and send it in .If you want to get it published on here stick to the point ,and don’t blame some distant imaginary adversary ,have something coherent to say and don’t lie in such an obvious disingenuous manner . Remember Landscape architects and Ridgewood residents James Rose’s motto ,“the problem is you live here” And we as a community are really the only ones who have the power to change it!

Remember Ridgewood has always been a very special place .We always had higher standards and thats why people came to live here . Time to raise the bar ,not lower it.

PJ Blogger

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  1. PJ-
    Why not in this instance post the dumb ass comment so that we can see the kinds of idiot speak you spare us.

  2. Here, here James. I couldn’t agree more.

    Well done.

  3. I LOVE your blog PJ, thanks for keeping people thinking!

  4. PJ – Great Post and good point.
    Everyone has a point. The charming 1971 fable story of ‘The Point’…
    enjoy… :0)
    1971 Story of a pointed kingdom, everything and everyone is pointed except a little boy –
    Oblio, he was ‘pointless’, and was exiled to the pointless forest, where he learned it is not necessary to be pointed to have a point in life.
    The song goes ‘this is the village, these are the people..’

  5. pj all this thinking has got me thinking

  6. What about comments that – in a nice way – disagree with Scott Garrett? Why don’t you present opposing opinions. Why does he get a free ride?

  7. Scott gets a free ride because he is correct 99% of the time.

    Now, get off the blog you big dope!

  8. Scott … is correct 99% of the time.

    54% of Ridgewood voters disagree with that statement

  9. That 54% of Ridgewood voters are tending toward Socialism. That makes them WRONG.

  10. 927 54% of the people voted for maccreepy what a smart move that was hehehehehehehheehe

  11. yes 1109 and current idiot corzine who is bankrupting the state

  12. 54% of Ridgewood voters disagree with that statement

    yes and they are wrong ….

  13. yes corzine is a total failure ….

  14. That 54% of Ridgewood voters are tending toward Socialism.

    So it’s either Garrett or Socialism?

    Your worldview is simplistic.

  15. Your worldview is simplistic

    not nearly as yours ….

    wake up all this tax and steal big goverment crap has destroyed this state and now we are going bankrupt hehehehehehehehlove to watch you moochers suck each other dry heheheheheheheh

  16. that 11:49 is a deep thinker hehehehehehehehe wish I could be a Heritage Foundation intellect like here hehehehehehehe

  17. 11:39 it is the issues that are simplistic. A third grader would know better. You can’t have a little bit of Socialism with your Capitalism. It’s like being a little bit pregnant, isn’t is?

    Also, a little bit of poison will kill you just as a lot of poison will.

  18. if you whiners don’t like the blog (that encourages free speech) then tune your TV to MSNBC, NBC, CBS, ABC..the liberal media who slants ALL stories their left wing way.

  19. yeah, a blog for complaining

  20. I can’t wait until they use the Fairness Doctrine to start closing down theose conservative talkradio staions. It would be greatly reduce pollution.

  21. Yeah 12:57 AM –

    And I can’t wait until they open up the internment camps again too.

    Vive La Revolution!

  22. nice try 1257..I would like to see the ‘fairness doctrine’ applied to the liberal media that controls the news…ABC, CBS, NBC, MSNBC, CNN… THEN the knee jerk liberals will change their tune…

  23. most of the stupid nasty comments on here come from all the little arse kissers of the BOE and VC they will make excuses for anything from child molesters ,to harassment of the math moms ,to not paying the kids ,to contaminated soil , to spending huge amounts of money to placate special interests ,to lying about tax increases you name …we all know who thses people are and I think its time to send them packing they dont belong here

  24. **Stimulus Bill Content Alert**

    Ruin Your Health With the Obama Stimulus Plan: Betsy McCaughey

    Commentary by Betsy McCaughey

    Feb. 9 (Bloomberg) — Republican Senators are questioning whether President Barack Obama’s stimulus bill contains the right mix of tax breaks and cash infusions to jump-start the economy.

    Tragically, no one from either party is objecting to the health provisions slipped in without discussion. These provisions reflect the handiwork of Tom Daschle, until recently the nominee to head the Health and Human Services Department.

    Senators should read these provisions and vote against them because they are dangerous to your health. (Page numbers refer to H.R. 1 EH, pdf version).

    The bill’s health rules will affect “every individual in the United States” (445, 454, 479). Your medical treatments will be tracked electronically by a federal system. Having electronic medical records at your fingertips, easily transferred to a hospital, is beneficial. It will help avoid duplicate tests and errors.

    But the bill goes further. One new bureaucracy, the National Coordinator of Health Information Technology, will monitor treatments to make sure your doctor is doing what the federal government deems appropriate and cost effective. The goal is to reduce costs and “guide” your doctor’s decisions (442, 446). These provisions in the stimulus bill are virtually identical to what Daschle prescribed in his 2008 book, “Critical: What We Can Do About the Health-Care Crisis.” According to Daschle, doctors have to give up autonomy and “learn to operate less like solo practitioners.”

    Keeping doctors informed of the newest medical findings is important, but enforcing uniformity goes too far.

    New Penalties

    Hospitals and doctors that are not “meaningful users” of the new system will face penalties. “Meaningful user” isn’t defined in the bill. That will be left to the HHS secretary, who will be empowered to impose “more stringent measures of meaningful use over time” (511, 518, 540-541)

    What penalties will deter your doctor from going beyond the electronically delivered protocols when your condition is atypical or you need an experimental treatment? The vagueness is intentional. In his book, Daschle proposed an appointed body with vast powers to make the “tough” decisions elected politicians won’t make.

    The stimulus bill does that, and calls it the Federal Coordinating Council for Comparative Effectiveness Research (190-192). The goal, Daschle’s book explained, is to slow the development and use of new medications and technologies because they are driving up costs. He praises Europeans for being more willing to accept “hopeless diagnoses” and “forgo experimental treatments,” and he chastises Americans for expecting too much from the health-care system.

    Elderly Hardest Hit

    Daschle says health-care reform “will not be pain free.” Seniors should be more accepting of the conditions that come with age instead of treating them. That means the elderly will bear the brunt.

    Medicare now pays for treatments deemed safe and effective. The stimulus bill would change that and apply a cost- effectiveness standard set by the Federal Council (464).

    The Federal Council is modeled after a U.K. board discussed in Daschle’s book. This board approves or rejects treatments using a formula that divides the cost of the treatment by the number of years the patient is likely to benefit. Treatments for younger patients are more often approved than treatments for diseases that affect the elderly, such as osteoporosis.

    In 2006, a U.K. health board decreed that elderly patients with macular degeneration had to wait until they went blind in one eye before they could get a costly new drug to save the other eye. It took almost three years of public protests before the board reversed its decision.

    Hidden Provisions

    If the Obama administration’s economic stimulus bill passes the Senate in its current form, seniors in the U.S. will face similar rationing. Defenders of the system say that individuals benefit in younger years and sacrifice later.

    The stimulus bill will affect every part of health care, from medical and nursing education, to how patients are treated and how much hospitals get paid. The bill allocates more funding for this bureaucracy than for the Army, Navy, Marines, and Air Force combined (90-92, 174-177, 181).

    Hiding health legislation in a stimulus bill is intentional. Daschle supported the Clinton administration’s health-care overhaul in 1994, and attributed its failure to debate and delay. A year ago, Daschle wrote that the next president should act quickly before critics mount an opposition. “If that means attaching a health-care plan to the federal budget, so be it,” he said. “The issue is too important to be stalled by Senate protocol.”

    More Scrutiny Needed

    On Friday, President Obama called it “inexcusable and irresponsible” for senators to delay passing the stimulus bill. In truth, this bill needs more scrutiny.

    The health-care industry is the largest employer in the U.S. It produces almost 17 percent of the nation’s gross domestic product. Yet the bill treats health care the way European governments do: as a cost problem instead of a growth industry. Imagine limiting growth and innovation in the electronics or auto industry during this downturn. This stimulus is dangerous to your health and the economy.

    (Betsy McCaughey is former lieutenant governor of New York and is an adjunct senior fellow at the Hudson Institute. The opinions expressed are her own.)

    To contact the writer of this column: Betsy McCaughey at Betsymross@aol.com

    Last Updated: February 9, 2009 00:01 EST


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