Putz of the Week
Andy Unanue is the new millionaire flavor of the month in the Republican Party to run for the Senate. The Repubs are not satisfied with the possibility of either Sen. Joe "Nationalist Party" Pennachio or Prof. Murray Sabrin as their standard bearer in this race against Senator Lautenberg. So, they have used their political magic wand to find someone who has no experience, but can self-fund. But his ability to self-fund does not come without some problems.
Apparently, Mr. Unanue may have committed voter fraud, by residing in New York City, but voting in New Jersey. Someone should have told him that was wrong.
Unanue does own a residence at 25 Central Park West in New York City.A millionaire who lives with his parents in New Jersey, but maintains an apartment in New York City. And he "admitted he had come to work hung over and drank a lot at company parties. 'Work hard, play hard. That was my motto',".So, all this and more, Andy Unanue is the new Putz of the Week here at NJPoliticsUnusual.
Unanue's campaign said that, for all intents and purposes, Unanue lives with his parents.
Mensch of the Week
When I was in second grade waaaay back in 1962, in the aftermath of the Cuban missle crisis, we had to learn how to protect ourselves at school in the event of a nuclear attack by the Soviet Union. We were advised to 'duck and cover'----if you should see the flash of an atomic bomb in the distance while at school, we were told to immediately jump under the desk. I was very impressed that the wooden desks at P.S. 277 would be able to protect us from atomic radiation. "How cool is that?" I thought.
Today the issue is terrorism, and some folks in New Jersey have the same thought in mind. Teaching kinds what to do at schools in the event of a terrorist attack or a Columbine like attack.
Schools in New Jersey are drilling students for different types of emergencies. Bomb threats. Hazardous material spills. Armed, roaming sociopaths. Terrorist attacks. The State Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness is working on legislation to require such drills statewide as early as next fall.
Next month, the Middlesex County Freeholders will ask their Congressional delegation to "include schools among the critical infrastructures protected by the United States Department of Homeland Security, in hopes of getting money to pay for the drills."For their commitment to the safety of students in New Jersey schools, the Middlesex County Freeholders are our Mensches of the Week.