Weeks ago I emailed my congressman, Rush Holt, a Democrat representing New Jersey's 12th District, to thank him for his opposition to President Obama's proposed expansion of oil drilling in the Atlantic (since suspended). Also onboard were Democrats Frank Pallone, who's district includes many shore communities in Monmouth County, and both of our Senators, Frank Lautenberg and Bob Menendez. I suggested at the time that all New Jersey legislators regardless of political affiliation should oppose expansion of oil drilling off of our coast; the disaster in the Gulf should have opened eyes....if it did not, those eyes are either blind or not worthy of one's vote.
Congressman Holt was kind enough to send me an old fashioned "snail mail" response to my email, which I received yesterday. He is one of the good ones, ladies and gents.
Below, is the letter (minus my home address and my real name; that's right, "Hugh Jee" is an acronymn).
My thanks to Congressman Holt for his thoughtful and personal response.
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Its called "Useless Trivia and Mindless Rants". That's because I adhere to the principle that you can't please everyone, nor should you try to please everyone....so before anyone else rips this blog for being a waste of time or having faulty logic, I thought I'd beat them to the punch, and zing just a bit of self deprecating humor into the title....hey, some people think that's an endearing quality.
Seriously....I hope to entertain and maybe inform, and even teach the reader about a few subjects. And don't be alarmed by the political trappings you may see here. I'm upfront about my political beliefs and affiliations, but I don't wear my politics on my sleeve, and have and always will refuse to be locked into a rigid dogma. This is not really a political blog; its just disguised as one.
My model is probably CBS SUNDAY MORNING, a magazine format. I'll talk about news, sports, TV and films, about music, literature and pop culture, and about the famous and the infamous....and about some people who are out there trying to make a difference in a world that seems to get just a little tougher everyday.
Oh yes...there will be some politics as well.
So pour a cup of coffee, cut a piece of cheesecake.....and stick around for a few minutes.
Occupation- If you believe my conservative friends, I'm a pinko commie socialist out to destroy the very fabric of America's core beliefs.
Liberals think I'm an old school moderate Democrat, and that a guy my age needs to get his hair cut more often.
Just put away that broad brush....
I'm just a "Blue Jersey Guy" who happens to "Bleed Scarlet".