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"All who have meditated on the art of governing mankind have been convinced that the fate of empires depends on the education of youth." Aristotle - Greek Philosopher.

Sunday, July 30, 2006

No More Jersey Shore For Us

First there is the matter of gun law. This is the Right To Carry map for 2006 over at gun-nuttery. Jersey is falling a bit behind the times, wouldn't you agree? To see the map in action go to this page and the magic happens right before your very eyes. It shows the progress made for 'shall issue' in the United States of America since 1986. Thank you Zendo Deb.

Then there is the matter of the Public Smoking Ban signed into law this year in New Jersey. Okay, okay - so I sort of quit. I still don't agree with the law.

They will have to do without our hard earned dollars this year.

I hear there are some nice beaches down in Delaware and Maryland. We're going to go exploring tomorrow.

Have a great Monday!


Blogger Indigo Red said...

Wow, that's quite a change for right to carry laws. So, how long till the prdominant color in green? I don't own a gun, but I'm contemplating requesting a carry permit anyway.

I hate smoking, never did it myself. Years ago, I thought smoking bans would be great. I didn't realize how quickly one ban morphs into another. Now banning smoking in ones own detached home is being contemplated here in California.

30 July, 2006 23:01  
Blogger MonicaR said...

Yes I'd like to see more green myself, Indigo.

I cannot believe that they are considering banning smoking in the privacy of one's home. Well - we're talking California though, aren't we?

31 July, 2006 00:12  
Blogger Mike's America said...

Back when I was on the Jersey shore there were too many hypodermic needles washing up on the beach.

I like Rehoboth Beach in Delaware before it got so crowded. And made quite a few visits to Ocean City, Maryland too.

31 July, 2006 00:44  
Blogger Gayle said...

I wouldn't live in California any more for anything in the world. It is the mecca of the Moonbats!

I don't visit beaches, but that's because I live in the heartland and there are no beaches! ;)

We still cary in Texas, and I don't believe that will change any time soon. I also own guns; four rifles and three handguns.

Blessings to you. Enjoy the beach! :)

31 July, 2006 10:23  
Blogger tshsmom said...

I agree 100% with smoking bans on publicly owned property.
Privately owned homes and businesses is another story. Allowing smoking or not SHOULD be up to the owner of the property, NOT the gov't!!
A lot of bars and restaurants in MN have gone belly-up when smoke-free laws were instituted.

31 July, 2006 17:17  
Blogger DirtCrashr said...

How long is the flight to Bermuda? :-)

01 August, 2006 11:29  
Blogger Kate said...

That's all so crazy but should I be shocked?! OC is fun for the kids, Bethany and Rehoboth are nice too. There's also Chincoteague (famous for the pony race across the waters...)

01 August, 2006 11:47  
Blogger MonicaR said...

Mike - they have really cleaned up the beaches. They're very nice. My favorite destination for the beach in Jersey was Cape May. I remember all of that stuff though - the hospitals in NYC were dumping their waste right out into the ocean closer than they were allowed.

Gayle - we carry too. We have one shotgun and three handguns. I am with you on living in CA. No way, Jose!

tshsmom - I can only imagine that it affected a lot of businesses. The City of Philadelphia (aka - City of Brotherly Love) has banned smoking in bars and restaurants. As Troll says, they haven't banned murder! 240 murders in the city so far this year. I think there have been more people murdered in this city in the last three years than soldiers have died in Iraq fighting for freedom. Gotta worry about that 2nd hand smoke, though, don't they? I never want anyone to be bothered by smoke and if anyone ever has been in the past I am very considerate. Not to be able to smoke on the beach is just a nogo. (I take all my butts with me when I leave the beach.)

dirtcrashr - I have never been to Bermuda. I have always wanted to go, though! I wish I was in Bermuda right now as a matter of fact. The heat is brutal here and no end in sight...

Kate - we went to Rehoboth and it was a beautiful day. The surf was so rough though! It got scary a couple of times. We ran into a very snotty tobacco shop clerk and a very snotty host at a restaurant. Otherwise it was a lot of fun. We are going to check Ocean City, MD out for the next one. I would love to go to Chincoteague, too. Thanks for the suggestions! Next year we'll do Virginia beach.

02 August, 2006 00:32  
Blogger MDConservative said...

I am a Maryland coast guy. While Ocean City, MD has become a little stuffy… there is always the Assateague National Seashore. Miles and miles of dunes and ocean.

02 August, 2006 10:47  
Blogger MDConservative said...

Sorry, I meant to say that Ocean City has an amazing Beach Patrol! The entire length of OC is guarded. All 10 miles. The organization was even honored as the states best EMS organization over the winter. I only mention this because you mentioned rough surf. You will get world class care. I met several that have left to join the military over the years, some even making it to SEAL training.

02 August, 2006 10:52  
Blogger Kate said...

Oh yes, rough surf there indeed. I lost my top to some rough surf. It was embarassing but thankfully I was facing sea and not shore!

Another beach below or not far from VA Beach is Sandbridge. It was very nice and not commercial really.

I like the suggestion of MDConservative. Your girls might be bored but it is so pretty. We stayed at some old army barricks there one year. So much fun.

02 August, 2006 18:37  
Blogger skye said...

2 hours 19 mins.

How long is the flight to Bermuda? :-)

02 August, 2006 21:27  
Blogger DirtCrashr said...

Only 2-hours plus? You can be there in time for Lunch! It takes us five hours flying to get to Maui, it would be like fourteen hours from here to Bermuda - we'll probably never go.

03 August, 2006 11:43  
Blogger Mike's America said...

Hey... Where's the Friday Fable?

05 August, 2006 00:28  
Blogger nightfly said...

I guess you wouldn't dig Ocean City, NJ, instead - very family-friendly town.

You did forget, however, the worst part of Jersey beaches. You have to pay to get on them.

11 August, 2006 01:10  
Blogger MonicaR said...

Nightfly - I actually love Ocean City, NJ - really quiet and beautiful beaches. My fave beach is Cape May though. I agree paying to get on the beach totally sucks.

We're going to hit Ocean City, MD next week for a couple of days. None of us has ever been. We know many people who go there every year instead of 'down the shore' to Jersey.

Thanks for visiting and commenting!

15 August, 2006 00:52  

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