Not a bad December for NJ real estate

From Otteau Group:

MarketNEWS January 30, 2017 Edition

In December, the number of contract purchases by homebuyers exceeded the same month in the prior year for the 28th consecutive month, reflecting a 4% increase over December 2015. Considering the 28% increase (y-o-y) in December of 2015, home sales have increased by 33% over the past 2 years. This latest gain was the highest number of purchase contracts recorded in the month of December of the past 11 years.

For the full year of 2016, home purchase demand in New Jersey increased by 15%, which follows a 17% increase in 2015. This increase has however been largely concentrated in lower priced homes as first-time ‘Millennial’ buyers begin to transition from rentership to homeownership. By comparison, the number of luxury home sales priced at $2,500,000 and above declined by 4% in 2016. Reasons for this trend include a greater number of younger-age first home buyers, trade-down purchases by older-age empty-nesters, and relaxed mortgage lending standards which have reduced minimum down-payment amounts.

Shifting to the supply side of the equation, the supply of homes being offered for sale remains constricted, which is limiting choices for home buyers. The number of homes being offered for sale today in New Jersey has declined by nearly 6,000 (-13%) compared to one year ago. This is also about 35,000 (-48%) fewer homes on the market compared to the cyclical high in 2011. Today’s unsold inventory equates to 5.8 months of sales (non-seasonally adjusted), which is lower than one year ago when it was 6.9 months.

Currently, the majority (81%) of New Jersey’s 21 counties have less than 8.0 months of supply, which is a balance point for home prices. Hudson County is presently experiencing the strongest market conditions in the state with just 3.2 months of supply, followed by Essex, Union, Middlesex, Bergen, Passaic and Somerset Counties, which all have fewer than 5 months of supply. All of the counties with an unsold inventory level equivalent to a supply of 12 months or greater are concentrated in the southern portion of the state including Atlantic (12.5) and Cumberland (12.9).

Demand for rental apartments remains strong in NJ with statewide occupancy rates being amongst the highest in the US. The statewide vacancy rate fell to 3.2% in Q4, which was 20 basis points less than in the prior quarter. The continued strength in occupancy has allowed for asking rents to continue to rise, reaching $1,462 monthly, which is an 8-year high in the state. This is a 3.8% increase over the past year, and a 0.7% increase from the prior quarter.

Regionally, the northern part of the state continues to have the highest asking rent, due to its proximity to Manhattan and the accelerating pace of new construction offerings, which typically command higher rental rates. In 2016, asking rents in the region saw an increase of 3.8%. The Central and Southern/Philadelphia regions have lower asking rents, $1,333 and $1,236, respectively. However, these regions also experienced impressive price increases as it relates to asking rents in 2016 with a 3.6% increase in the Central region, and 3.9% in the Southern/Philadelphia region.

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104 Responses to Not a bad December for NJ real estate

  1. Essex says:

    Good Mornin’ Mike

  2. yome says:

    From Prev thread
    Fab, 11.35 this is probably true. The rules can change as they want them.
    Green card holders can not come back in US after 6 mos of absence without an extension from US embassy. Green Card holders that committed crimes are deportable. This are guest in this Country until they become US Citizen. Some choose not to become US Citizen and stay Guest for more than 20 years until a law was changed requiring them to apply US Citizen with in 10 years and after 5 years getting the green card

    Fabius Maximus says:
    January 30, 2017 at 11:35 pm
    Can I file this under WOW!

    “those already admitted to this country with the consent of the citizenry have unalienable rights. They cannot be indefinitely detained. However, they can be deported”

    https://www.conservativereview.com/commentary/2017/01/trump-immigration-executive-order-fact-fiction

  3. Juice Box says:

    Lol- There sure be some funny framed tweets on display at the Trump presidential library.

    https://mobile.twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/826390034693623809

  4. Juice Box says:

    6:17 am – a simple lie can have you categorized as an inadmissible alien.

    The H-1B workers already don’t want to travel they are very afraid they won’t be let back in.

  5. grim says:

    “those already admitted to this country with the consent of the citizenry have unalienable rights.”

    Sure, but a non-citizen’s inalienable rights are not the same as a citizen’s inalienable rights (the latter having a much broader set). If it was the case that they were the same, what the hell is the purpose of citizenship?

    Having a Visa is not the same as being a citizen.

    Having a Green Card (More accurately called an Alien Registration Card, it’s original name) is not the same as being a citizen.

    Both of these can be revoked, and the holder deported, as they have no immutable right to live in the United States.

  6. Juice Box says:

    Didn’t Hillary say she wanted a borderless hemisphere?

  7. grim says:

    …and Trudeau will start telling Trump he is going to pay for the wall.

  8. grim says:

    Trump fired Deputy Atty General Yates last night?

    Holy cow.

  9. Juice Box says:

    He fired someone from Customs and immigration too.

  10. Juice Box says:

    AG does not set policy, Trump did the right thing, and apparently Session had a bone to pick with her already.

    “In a blistering statement announcing Yates’ replacement, the White House cited her memo earlier in the day ordering Justice Department lawyers not to go to court to defend sharp restrictions Trump ordered last week on immigration from seven majority Muslim countries.”

  11. Grab them by the puzzy says:

    @THR

    Steve Bannon told @THR in November: “Darkness is good … Dick Cheney. Darth Vader. Satan. That’s power”

  12. yome says:

    No more reason to hire H1B. Salary will be the same as Americans

    Washington: A legislation has been introduced in the US House of Representatives which among other things calls for more than doubling the minimum salary of H-1B visa holders to $130,000, making it difficult for firms to use the programme to replace American employees with foreign workers, including from India.

    http://www.msn.com/en-in/news/newsindia/h-1b-visa-bill-introduced-in-us-minimum-pay-more-than-doubled/ar-AAmrdMz

  13. Grab them by the puzzy says:

    “We will band together to fight @realDonaldTrump as he tries to put himself above the law of the United States.”

    —Sen Elizabeth Warren

  14. yome says:

    We will get the best of the best from this high salary minimum

    Amid the hue and cry over President Trump’s travel ban, news of another potential change to American immigration rules has set off a panic attack in India’s tech industry.
    Major Indian tech shares took a nosedive on Tuesday on reports that Trump is planning to make changes to the H-1B visa program that allows skilled foreigners to work in the U.S.
    http://money.cnn.com/2017/01/31/technology/india-h1b-visa-trump-tech-companies/index.html?iid=hp-toplead-dom

  15. Fast Eddie says:

    Fake News======>

    Grab them by the puzzy says:

    January 31, 2017 at 8:21 am

    @THR

    Steve Bannon told @THR in November: “Darkness is good … Dick Cheney. Darth Vader. Satan. That’s power”

  16. No One says:

    There have been multiple stories over the years about how the H1B Visa lottery is stacked in favor of the Indian outsourcing firms who have a vast pool of entrants and if the odds are low, they make it up by submitting even more entrants. While non-outsourcing firms only submit H1Bs for specific people they need, and are getting swamped in the lottery by the outsourcing firms. Predominantly Indians. Who have vast experience in gaming dumb bureaucratic systems.
    That the H1B system would be changed to reduce their advantage should come as no surprise to anyone who has been paying attention over the past couple of years. Even Hilldog was likely to make some kind of change.

  17. Comrade Nom Deplorable, Zombie Hunter says:

    Because, Science!!!

    (Cue the liberal science deniers)

    http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/ajps.12216/full

  18. No One says:

    Essex,
    I notice that the article didn’t care to elaborate on the eight black separatist groups in NJ. I’m pleased that at least they were recognized as racist. But how does one objectively classify of a “hate group”? I definitely felt hated by Obama’s crew.

  19. Grab them by the puzzy says:

    have no beef with H1B other than we need Fast Eddie types to switch off Fox News, get off their asss and do some real work for a change as protecting his lazy asss against real hard working people is not the way to make Merica great again

    No One says:
    January 31, 2017 at 9:12 am
    There have been multiple stories over the years about how the H1B Visa lottery is stacked in favor of the Indian outsourcing firms who have a vast pool of entrants and if the odds are low, they make it up by submitting even more entrants. While non-outsourcing firms only submit H1Bs for specific people they need, and are getting swamped in the lottery by the outsourcing firms. Predominantly Indians. Who have vast experience in gaming dumb bureaucratic systems.
    That the H1B system would be changed to reduce their advantage should come as no surprise to anyone who has been paying attention over the past couple of years. Even Hilldog was likely to make some kind of change.

  20. Comrade Nom Deplorable, Zombie Hunter says:

    grim says:
    January 31, 2017 at 7:52 am

    Trump fired Deputy Atty General Yates last night?

    Holy cow.

    ___________

    Please. Yates resignation was already written; she has already accepted a position in the private sector, and this is kabuki theater. She is an Obamunist that decided to go out with a bang rather than do the time-honored thing and resign. Plenty more moles like her in DoJ, though they aren’t hard to find since Obama lifted the unofficial restrictions on social media use.

    As for her “legal opinion”, the Office of Legal Counsel at DoJ, the office responsible for what Yates is attempting to usurp, reviewed the order and issued its imprimatur. In fact, Yates own statement indicates that her decision wasn’t legal, it was political.

    http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/acting-attorney-general-bars-justice-department-defending-immigration-order-n714451

    Applaud her if you like but applaud her for what she did, not what you want to mischaracterize it as. This wasn’t prosecutorial discretion. She effectively tried to overrule the OLC, the office responsible for reviewing executive orders, and did so on openly partisan grounds.

    Or you can keep taking your legal and constitutional analysis from Gluteus.

  21. Fast Eddie says:

    Puzzy,

    …we need Fast Eddie types to switch off Fox News, get off their asss and do some real work for a change…

    Lol! I don’t think I’ve stopped working since I was 15. In other words, I don’t have time to protest or whine.

  22. Hudson County says Trumpito Rules says:

    Trump is “doing” the right things. I’m not talking ideologically, but operational tactics. He’s asserting his power. If Obama had done the same, in the same time, by perp walking the top 25 banking CEOs, after each of them get dragged out of bed at 4 am by an FBI SWAT after a stun grenade went thru the window. He would have been on top from that moment on and by now ObamaCare would have been better known as Medicare for everyone.

    Right now, ideology is not an issue, is a smoke screen. What matter is power dynamics. This is the equivalent of Robert Deniro’s Al Capone with a Louisville Slugger bashing brains in, in The Untouchables.

  23. Grab them by the puzzy says:

    Fake News =========>

    Fast Eddie says:
    January 31, 2017 at 9:33 am

    I don’t think I’ve stopped working since I was 15.

  24. HouseWhineWine says:

    at 9:37. understatement of the day so far. Asserting his power, isn’t that kind of what bullies and dictators do?

  25. grim says:

    It’s what CEOs and effective business owners do. Not sure why anyone would have expected differently.

  26. Grab them by the puzzy says:

    WTF, prez of US ain’t supposed to be no gangster. America ain’t no banana republic for a punk to run it like a no crime family

    have some dignity, like if you was a grown up

    you people going mad

    Hudson County says Trumpito Rules says:
    January 31, 2017 at 9:37 am

    This is the equivalent of Robert Deniro’s Al Capone with a Louisville Slugger bashing brains in, in The Untouchables.

  27. Comrade Nom Deplorable, Zombie Hunter says:

    Essex says:
    January 31, 2017 at 8:45 am

    Just so you know, you are shilling for a left wing hate group that hides in plain sight by attacking so-called “right wing” hate groups.

    Like the Boy Scouts.

    Sure, it throws some shade on its fellow travelers from time to time, but SPLC is little more than a marketing tool for the left and a way to steer legal business to Morris Dees.

  28. Comrade Nom Deplorable, Zombie Hunter says:

    Puzzy,

    “WTF, prez of US ain’t supposed to be no gangster. America ain’t no banana republic for a punk to run it like a no crime family”

    After 8 years of Obama, this quote is priceless. Keep up the good work; it’s the reason your side lost.

  29. Comrade Nom Deplorable, Zombie Hunter says:

    housewhine:

    “Asserting his power, isn’t that kind of what bullies and dictators do?”

    “I’ve got a pen and a phone.”

  30. HouseWhineWine says:

    Funny, most effective business owners I know aren’t actually bullies. They are smart and firm but don’t just shut down and mow down everyone and everything when they don’t get their way. Talk about thin skinned.

  31. Juice Box says:

    Just like history rhymes, humor rhymes too.

    Liberals will soon be suffering from outrage fatigue.

    http://www.theonion.com/article/nations-liberals-suffering-from-outrage-fatigue-1190

  32. Grab them by the puzzy says:

    @TheStalwart

    Very interesting from @marypilon about how single women are buying homes at a much-higher rate than single men

  33. Comrade Nom Deplorable, Zombie Hunter says:

    Prescient.

    this was from a story about a meeting held by Christie over the summer:

    “Trump’s transition advisers fear that Obama may convert these appointees to civil servants, who have more job security than officials who have been politically appointed. This would allow officials to keep their jobs in a new, possibly Republican, administration, Christie said.

    “It’s called burrowing,” Christie said. “You take them from the political appointee side into the civil service side, in order to try to set up … roadblocks for your successor . . .”

    And did Obama try to plant his moles? You decide.

    https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/opinion/obamas-last-minute-wave-of-appointments-for-friends-celebs/vp-AAlZKBs

    And this is just the tip of the iceberg. Most of the moles were put directly into civil service.

  34. Comrade Nom Deplorable, Zombie Hunter says:
  35. Comrade Nom Deplorable, Zombie Hunter says:
  36. The Great Pumpkin says:

    Winning! About time workers in this country get some support from the govt. Tides of change are indeed here. Thank you to all the people who voted in Trump and sent a strong message that we are not going to take it anymore. Still amazed at the vitriol hate towards trump when all he is trying to do is help American citizens again. Time and time again, people will protest and vote against their own interest, these protesters are living proof. Finally have a President actually looking out for the common worker, and some people are so mad about it, that they are protesting. Can’t fix stupid.

    yome says:
    January 31, 2017 at 8:24 am
    No more reason to hire H1B. Salary will be the same as Americans

    Washington: A legislation has been introduced in the US House of Representatives which among other things calls for more than doubling the minimum salary of H-1B visa holders to $130,000, making it difficult for firms to use the programme to replace American employees with foreign workers, including from India.

    http://www.msn.com/en-in/news/newsindia/h-1b-visa-bill-introduced-in-us-minimum-pay-more-than-doubled/ar-AAmrdMz

  37. Grab them by the puzzy says:

    @counternotions
    Has to be shown how Trumpian lunacy is not just amoral and unAmerican,
    but also fundamentally bad for business.

    “On Monday, two tech companies — Amazon and Expedia — stepped up their opposition to the order with filings that were part of a lawsuit in federal court against the Trump administration, arguing that the order will hurt their businesses.”

  38. STEAMturd says:

    “Trump fired Deputy Atty General Yates last night?” I turned to Gator (the smarter of the two of us) the moment Yates made her statement and said Trump would fire her immediately. Why not? I wonder if Schumer will shed a tear for her too?

  39. The Great Pumpkin says:

    Bingo!

    Hudson County says Trumpito Rules says:
    January 31, 2017 at 9:37 am
    Trump is “doing” the right things. I’m not talking ideologically, but operational tactics. He’s asserting his power. If Obama had done the same, in the same time, by perp walking the top 25 banking CEOs, after each of them get dragged out of bed at 4 am by an FBI SWAT after a stun grenade went thru the window. He would have been on top from that moment on and by now ObamaCare would have been better known as Medicare for everyone.

    Right now, ideology is not an issue, is a smoke screen. What matter is power dynamics. This is the equivalent of Robert Deniro’s Al Capone with a Louisville Slugger bashing brains in, in The Untouchables.

  40. The Great Pumpkin says:

    Yates tried playing politics instead of doing her job, justice was indeed served. Drain the swamp.

  41. The Great Pumpkin says:

    Tell them to stop taking the easy way out and start investing in Americans to work in their business. No one is stopping them from making investments in education to create a better American workforce.

    “On Monday, two tech companies — Amazon and Expedia — stepped up their opposition to the order with filings that were part of a lawsuit in federal court against the Trump administration, arguing that the order will hurt their businesses.”

  42. Comrade Nom Deplorable, Zombie Hunter says:

    puzzy,

    Not replying to you (you’re a partisan moron) but to those who think you make some semblance of sense.

    ““On Monday, two tech companies — Amazon and Expedia — stepped up their opposition to the order with filings that were part of a lawsuit in federal court against the Trump administration, arguing that the order will hurt their businesses.”’

    I disclaim any knowledge of the substantive law here but it strikes me that not only does Amazon’s position fail to have legal significance, I wonder if they were filing solely as amici since I question whether they have standing. In that case, its little more than a press release.

  43. Comrade Nom Deplorable, Zombie Hunter says:

    The Great Pumpkin says:
    January 31, 2017 at 10:36 am

    Tell them to stop taking the easy way out and start investing in Americans to work in their business. No one is stopping them from making investments in education to create a better American workforce. ”

    What would really send Bezos scurrying to 1600 on his knees would be a signal from Trump that his SCOTUS pick would be unsympathetic to Quill.

  44. Tywin says:

    “The H-1B workers already don’t want to travel they are very afraid they won’t be let back in.”

    donaldjtrump.com/press-releases/donald-j.-trump-position-on-visas

    “The H-1B program is neither high-skilled nor immigration: these are temporary foreign workers, imported from abroad, for the explicit purpose of substituting for American workers at lower pay. I remain totally committed to eliminating rampant, widespread H-1B abuse and ending outrageous practices such as those that occurred at Disney in Florida when Americans were forced to train their foreign replacements. I will end forever the use of the H-1B as a cheap labor program, and institute an absolute requirement to hire American workers first for every visa and immigration program. No exceptions.”

  45. Alex says:

    I support calls for buying US made products. I also believe that small businesses should be supported. A hyper-effecient conglomerate like Amazon with its ever growing and multiplying tentacles is wreaking havoc on so many businesses and employees.

    Last year Amazon had 30 thousand robots working in it’s warehouses, this year it is close to 50 thousand.

  46. grim says:

    I wouldn’t leave if I was an H1B.

    I’d immediately start filing for citizenship.

  47. Tywin says:

    Donor puppet Hillary was giving speeches that Americans needed “more training” and that we need to increase H-1B visas just last year. Trump is the ONLY sane politician on this issue. The new $130K minimum salary should fix the abuse overnight. Obama did nothing for 8 years to fix this obvious problem, and it appears Trump will have it fixed in a month.

    “That the H1B system would be changed to reduce their advantage should come as no surprise to anyone who has been paying attention over the past couple of years. Even Hilldog was likely to make some kind of change.”

  48. Comrade Nom Deplorable, Zombie Hunter says:

    me, redux,

    Quill was a poor decision and it was recognized as such at that time. It doesn’t offend due process when you have purposeful availment as these retailers located across state lines are doing. And this is distinguishable from cases like Town Fair, which was a clear overreach by Massachusetts and did not involve purposeful availment.

  49. grim says:

    The irony of the current contract H1Bs in the US is that if they get sent back to India, the probability of their employers providing similar employment at home is zero. It’s not even near zero, it’s zero. If as an American IT worker you feel that the employee-employer contract is nonexistent, what would happen there is far worse. Fly home on your own dime. You think you are getting whored out?

  50. D-FENS says:

    Pelosi and Schumer in front of the Supreme Court….”is the sound on?” “where are the real people…are they here yet?”

    https://twitter.com/i/web/status/826416336121131008

  51. Essex says:

    9:17 …Generally speaking, hate groups are, by our definition, those that vilify entire groups of people based on immutable characteristics such as race or ethnicity. Federal law takes a similar approach.

  52. Essex says:

    10:35 you are quite a late bandwagon jumper

  53. D-FENS says:

    Trump is making fools of these people. They can’t keep up…

  54. STEAMturd says:

    Just curious. Does anyone think Trump would be a lot better off articulating his changes rather than just making them without any explanation of rhyme or reason? As a centrist who leans left, I can understand the principles behind his decisions. I can also accept that he won the election on these principles so so be it. The people have spoken. But his lack of explanation I don’t think is helping either his voters or his haters from gaining any type of appreciation for what he is trying to do. What gives here?

  55. STEAMturd says:

    Pumpkin is a simpleton like Anon. It’s really that simple Essex. Pay both of them no attention. They can’t think for themselves.

  56. STEAMturd says:

    No harm meant Pumpkin. Anon…much harm intended.

  57. D-FENS says:

    I hope he never changes. These past few days have been a lot of fun to watch. People can’t even swap out their protest signs fast enough.

    Someone please take the handle “Fake Tears Schumer”

  58. Juice Box says:

    Grim 11:11 AM – It isn’t so easy.

    The employer must file for the H-1B temp to become permanent via I-140 form with a $700 fee.

    Now why would they do that?

  59. Juice Box says:

    11:17 AM re – zero.

    One of our former H-1Bs now with a green card packed up one day and moved back home to India. She literally attempted to transfer her existing job managerial job of doing nothing and decent salary back to India. Was an interesting move for sure too bad the HR Dept looked on it as a termination.

    Cost of living in dollars in India.

    https://www.numbeo.com/cost-of-living/country_result.jsp?country=India&displayCurrency=USD

  60. Hudson County says Trumpito Rules says:

    Steamturd -11:24

    What do you think is better. Explaining your position to a public that majority does not approve. Remember the election was between a Turd Sandwich and Giant Douche. Which by the way – the Dems still don’t want to ask THE THAT question. Was Trump THAT good or was Hillary THAT bad?.

    Or by the end of the year a check on these 2 items.

    -Jobs created because of a mix of – massive illegal self-deportations, H1B Visa program collapse,new manufacturing as big tech/pharma/industry realizes the gig is up with “free trade BS” and realization that decrease in corporate tax and bringing in those foreign stashed loot is based on job on-shored.

    -75% on the way to national health insurance as the ObamaCare aka big Pharma/big Health Insurance/big Hospital Chains see profits collapse as ObamaCare tears itself apart and these previously cooperating oligopolist start shooting at each other, which after a year or two with bad press all over the place, and likely people dying will underpin Trump stepping in saying – “I promised no one was going to die in the streets and solution is Medicare for everyone”. By this point big and small businesses will be begging for Trump to get in and implement Medicare for everyone.

  61. Tywin says:

    The landscape looks different to me — Trump creates a policy, the “mainstream” media distorts said policy, Sean Spicer then has to te-explaim the policy to the press pool like an adult speaking to children. Watch a full press conference, not the edited clips the media deem important, but watch one full press conference, including the Q&A at the end, and the “problem” becomes obvious. It’s all out there on youtube.

    “Just curious. Does anyone think Trump would be a lot better off articulating his changes rather than just making them without any explanation of rhyme or reason?”

  62. STEAMturd says:

    I agree Hudson. Thought of one already. Number two should happen, IMO, but not sure how liberal Trump still is. His appointments were surprising. He already made me look bad there. Hopefully this vetting delay business was another warning shot deal and not the real deal.

  63. chicagofinance says:

    NEWARK – The South Ward man to be arraigned this morning for slugging a bishop on camera goes by the name “The Fightin’ Preacher,” drives a 1970s pink Cadillac with zebra-print interior, wears flashy suits, and was once, apparently, a professional boxer. TAPInto Newark reports his love of quoting the Bible with his own special interpretations of that “white hoe ass” Virgin Mary and freely shares his deep concerns that white people are hijacking Christianity. The saga of The Fightin’ Preacher, also known as “Dog Time,” will play out in an Essex County courtroom for throwing the punch during Saturday’s otherwise peaceful Mass at Newark’s Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart.

  64. Comrade Nom Deplorable, Zombie Hunter says:

    Tywin,

    I’ve taken to getting my news from BBC. Easier than hopping back and forth, and I don’t show up on CNNs click data anymore.

  65. The Original NJ ExPat says:

    A couple years ago I had some plumb Summer intern jobs to hand out to engineering undergrads, $22 per hour. I contacted an acquaintance from church and asked if his son (an undergrad at Worcester Polytech and a bright kid) wanted to apply for one of the jobs. He told me his son was staying at school for the Summer but would be interested in taking the job if he could work remotely. When I was his kid’s age I thought a plumb Summer job was working for $4 per hour in an air conditioned office.

    One of our former H-1Bs now with a green card packed up one day and moved back home to India. She literally attempted to transfer her existing job managerial job of doing nothing and decent salary back to India. Was an interesting move for sure too bad the HR Dept looked on it as a termination.

  66. STEAMturd says:

    Tyfighter,

    There are tons of fake news out there. I pride myself on finding the 1 story out of 100 that does not intentionally leave out pertinent information. Sadly, lately it’s only been Reuters and financial papers that I’ve been able to trust. I swear, I got a subscription to WAPO free from Amazon Prime. I opened it up to the front page. Holy biased crap batman. Not even one story was not opinionated. Not a one! It was like Breitbart, only opposite. And you wonder why the public is so emotional about everything. The news is all 5 year-olds being detained and golden showers. There is nothing of what has occurred in Belgium. Or the refugees who bombed the Boston Marathon. It’s all intentionally omitted information to fit the narrative. Like none of the countries in the ban had Trump investments. Or that none of the countries banned have attacked the US. This is not news. This is opinion. No wonder all my friends are ready to jump off a bridge. At least the right didn’t act like the sky was falling during the Obama years. Could you imagine if Trump gives Pence a Medal of Freedom. Their heads might all explode simultaneously. We so badly need a center. I hope Trump becomes it.

  67. STEAMturd says:

    You know. I was briefly watching CNN last night and they were talking about Yates. The panel was a commentator from the extreme right as well as one from the extreme left. They pretty much both said the complete opposite. The liberal was like, Yates is non-partisan and is doing this based on morals and not politics. The conservative was saying how there is absolutely no precedence for this and how she should be canned for it. No middle in site. This is becoming a huge problem. And both sides do not seek it so it will get worse before it gets better. Sadly IMO, both sides are completely wrong and there is so much common ground in the middle it’s pretty astounding. But those pesky facts are always left out of the story. Sad you have to come here sometimes to get them.

  68. Grim says:

    Like I said from the get go – Bernie and Trump are the exact same person.

  69. The Original NJ ExPat says:

    My college girlfriend planned getting me to the altar there. She eventually got her wish partially granted when she got another guy to walk down that long aisle. The funny thing is I am FB friends with her and we share the same wedding anniversary date. She got married in 1990, and even though I met my wife that same year, we didn’t get married until 10 years later in 2000. My wife and I didn’t get married at the Basilica but we did wed at another church just a little bit closer to Stu’s house, further down Bloomfield Avenue.

    NEWARK – The South Ward man to be arraigned this morning for slugging a bishop on camera goes by the name “The Fightin’ Preacher,” drives a 1970s pink Cadillac with zebra-print interior, wears flashy suits, and was once, apparently, a professional boxer. TAPInto Newark reports his love of quoting the Bible with his own special interpretations of that “white hoe ass” Virgin Mary and freely shares his deep concerns that white people are hijacking Christianity. The saga of The Fightin’ Preacher, also known as “Dog Time,” will play out in an Essex County courtroom for throwing the punch during Saturday’s otherwise peaceful Mass at Newark’s Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart.

  70. The Great Pumpkin says:

    That’s my President! Obama, why couldn’t you do this? 8 years, and you just watched this program get bigger and bigger. Pathetic.

    donaldjtrump.com/press-releases/donald-j.-trump-position-on-visas

    “The H-1B program is neither high-skilled nor immigration: these are temporary foreign workers, imported from abroad, for the explicit purpose of substituting for American workers at lower pay. I remain totally committed to eliminating rampant, widespread H-1B abuse and ending outrageous practices such as those that occurred at Disney in Florida when Americans were forced to train their foreign replacements. I will end forever the use of the H-1B as a cheap labor program, and institute an absolute requirement to hire American workers first for every visa and immigration program. No exceptions.”

  71. Essex says:

    Facebook is a great way to make yourself feel better about your decisions.

  72. The Great Pumpkin says:

    You know I have always been for the worker. Trump is doing right by the people that voted him in, I’ll jump on that bandwagon any day of the week. I thought he was b-s-ing during the election, now that he is actually doing everything that he stated, why would I not jump on board?

    Essex says:
    January 31, 2017 at 11:20 am
    10:35 you are quite a late bandwagon jumper

  73. The Great Pumpkin says:

    Hey! lol

    I think I’m far from a simpleton, but you have a right to your opinion. I think my long term calls on the economy from 2012/13 have been pretty dead on, and went against the grain.

    STEAMturd says:
    January 31, 2017 at 11:25 am
    Pumpkin is a simpleton like Anon. It’s really that simple Essex. Pay both of them no attention. They can’t think for themselves.

  74. Anon E. Moose, proud owner of Silk City Bourbon ver 2.36/114 says:

    Grim [12:54];

    From your link:

    Hardiman was seen by a CNN producer leaving his Pittsburgh neighborhood Tuesday morning and driving east towards Washington.

    They’re tailing the guy?!?

  75. Tywin says:

    Except that Bernie has never held a real job and Trump has employed thousands of people for 40+ years.

    “Bernie and Trump are the exact same person”

  76. Grim says:

    So I hear that the pick is going to be announced as some sort of prime time extravaganza? Who is the MC? Is he going to make them try on bikinis?

  77. Grab them by the puzzy says:

    @AdamSerwer

    Leahy: The AG is “the people’s attorney, not the president’s attorney”

  78. Grab them by the puzzy says:

    @BBCBreaking

    MPs will debate whether US President Trump should be granted UK state visit,
    as petition nears 1.7m signatures

    “This comes after a petition calling for the invitation to be revoked gained more than 1.7 million signatures.”

  79. Grab them by the puzzy says:

    @guacamayan

    Finally, my US colleagues can understand why I burned out after 3 years reporting on Hugo Chavez.
    It was like this all the time.

  80. Essex says:

    It will be interesting to see what level of greatness we achieve after the dust settles.

  81. Comrade Nom Deplorable, Zombie Hunter says:

    Grim [12:54];

    From your link:

    Hardiman was seen by a CNN producer leaving his Pittsburgh neighborhood Tuesday morning and driving east towards Washington.

    They’re tailing the guy?!?”

    Moose,

    Duh. CNN will have a camera on him 24/7 on the off chance BLM tries to kill him.

    Note on Hardiman: I share an office loft with a well-known labor lawyer. He thinks Trump is certifiable but when discussing Hardiman, he had high praise. Has appeared before him many times. Doesn’t agree with him philosophically of course, but would be comfortable with him on the Court.

  82. Juice Box says:

    Things heating up in the Persian Gulf with the suicide boat attack on a Saudi Frigate.

  83. Comrade Nom Deplume, still fcuking around at work says:

    Just how bad is Carbonite if there are sites dedicated to telling you who else to use?

    https://www.g2crowd.com/products/carbonite/competitors/alternatives

    Sort of confirms my rule about advertising–the more they advertise, the more you should avoid them.

  84. Grim says:

    Spent 2.5 hours in the Brazil embassy getting a Visa. I feel thoroughly vetted.

  85. Comrade Nom Deplume, still fcuking around at work says:

    Want to know why SF is suing Trump over immigration? SF thinks it has a right to keep getting federal $$$

    “The San Francisco suit alleges the Jan. 25 executive order is a “severe invasion of San Francisco’s sovereignty.” Claims against Trump, U.S. Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security John Kelly and Acting Attorney General Dana Boente boil down to San Francisco’s rights to determine how to handle its population of undocumented residents.

    “San Francisco faces the imminent loss of federal funds and impending action if it does not capitulate the president’s demand that it help enforce federal immigration law,” the city said in the complaint filed in San Francisco federal court. “The Executive Branch may not commandeer state and local officials to enforce federal law.”

    San Francisco receives more than $1.2 billion in federal funds annually, accounting for 13 percent of the city’s budget. The president’s threat to federal funds is preventing the city from producing a budget for the new fiscal year, according to the filing.

    Prices for municipal bonds issued by San Francisco show investors are demanding more to own its debt, a sign of increased risk. City bonds due in 2029 were trading at yields of 0.53 percentage point over benchmark municipal debt, data compiled by Bloomberg show, compared with 0.39 percentage point on Jan. 23.”

    I think that there is a simple solution to the sanctuary city problem. Simply reclassify the funding as reimbursement to cover the costs of assisting with detention and processing of illegal aliens. If you don’t cooperate, there is nothing to reimburse. Simple.

  86. Essex says:

    4:48 my guess is that California could cut off Washington and really slow the flow of cash fown.

  87. Essex says:

    1:47 you, and the rest of the Country, have no idea what Trump is doing for the worker. Stay tuned. Time will tell.

  88. Essex says:

    State Total IRS Tax Collected Business Income Tax
    All states combined $3,064.3 $353.1
    California $369.2 $46.2
    Texas $265.3 $32.6
    New York $250.6 $28.7

  89. Raymond Reddington says:

    HC 9:37
    Nailed it. Letting those bankers walk was the turning point. PBS Front line has a good 2 part series on the. Obama presidency.

  90. Juice Box says:

    Weiner in the can!

    (NY post front page wed morning?)

    WSJ- Prosecutors Weigh Child-P*r**nography Charges Against Anthony Weiner
    Former congressman is being investigated for se**xu**ally explicit exchanges he allegedly had with a 15-year-old girl

  91. Essex says:

    Budweiser launches Superbowl ad based on American immigration ideas: punchline Budweiser is not an American firm .

  92. grim says:

    Humahumahumahuma

  93. Essex says:

    Gorsuch seems solid.

  94. grim says:

    He didn’t even do a good job the game show host.

  95. STEAMTurd says:

    Nice first paragraph in foxne-I meant the NY Times. “WASHINGTON — President Trump campaigned as a Washington outsider. But his first Supreme Court nominee, Judge Neil M. Gorsuch, has deep roots in the city and the establishment Mr. Trump often criticized.”

    They don’t report the news anymore. They write the agenda for the next ill-informed protest.

  96. Comrade Nom Deplume, Who doesn't care when you got your bottle. says:

    I don’t know if it was here that I commented about the Quill doctrine being overturned but the Supreme Court nominee has apparently endorsed exactly that by voting to uphold a Colorado law that requires out of state sellers to report customers to state taxing authorities. I have not read the decision but I am pretty sure that it relies on purposeful availment to get jurisdiction over the sellers.

  97. Comrade Nom Deplume, Who doesn't care when you got your bottle. says:

    Essex at 5:10

    You do realize that it’s not quite that simple, don’t you?

  98. Comrade Nom Deplume, Who doesn't care when you got your bottle. says:

    More Vindication

    https://www.yahoo.com/sports/video/nflpa-exec-brady-didnt-deserve-145800093.html

    Not at all surprised that Mara was behind the “machinations”

  99. relo says:

    2:33 – Do you recall Eric Holder? Back to ignoring your posts.

  100. chicagofinance says:

    Anthony Weiner Day at Coney Island….every girl under 16 gets a free hot dog…….

    Juice Box says:
    January 31, 2017 at 7:16 pm
    Weiner in the can!

    (NY post front page wed morning?)

    WSJ- Prosecutors Weigh Child-P*r**nography Charges Against Anthony Weiner
    Former congressman is being investigated for se**xu**ally explicit exchanges he allegedly had with a 15-year-old girl

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