Leaving New Jersey

by Ryan on February 4, 2010

in Anything Else,Economy,Pop Culture

No, I’m staying, but a recent study just found that from 2004-2008 $70 billion did leave the Garden State, while the amount of money donated to non-profit organizations dropped $1.3 billion — that’s partly due to the fact that charitable giving in New Jersey is NOT tax deductible!

Yeah, we suck.  Especially when MTV’s Jersey Shore is our latest ambassador to the world!  Ugh.

By the way, that show is basically an honest representation of what really happens “down the shore” all the time in the summer:  mentally-deficient “Guidos” getting drunk, resorting to shirtless fist-pumping by midnight, and trying to hump every nasty thing that moves imploring their friends to justify the “hotness” of the trash they just picked up.  When a girl (“Snooki”) getting punched is the centerpiece of next week’s promo, you’ve got reality gold even Hitler could like.  Like all train wrecks in slow motion, you can’t look away and must watch!

It’s very sad, but that’s all we got right now — billions of dollars leaving and a Guido Revival.

{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

Chris February 4, 2010 at 6:24 pm

Thank you, Democrats, for first invading our state and “Purple-ing” up the former ‘red’ towns of Millburn, Westfield, Ridgewood and basically most if not all of Northern Bergen Co (Hudson and Essex were already lost causes), and then forcing residents out of NJ because this place is priced out. Let’s hope Chris Christie can lead a renaissance of this state…

Slight disagreement though…what we see on that garbage show is not what happens at the entire Jersey Shore. While that may be an accurate description of Seaside Heights (haven’t been there since HS and I’m all the happier for it), certain places in Belmar and Wildwood, yet towns like Highlands, Sea Bright (shoutout to Donovan’s Reef), Monmouth Beach, parts of Long Branch (especially Pier Village , Spring Lake and some parts of Point Pleasant are awesome places to spend a day or an evening.

I am very happy the ginz BENNYs (that’s Jersey Shore native lingo for non-natives of the Jersey Shore, standing for “Bayonne, Elizabeth, Newark, New York”) won’t be back at the Jersey Shore for the next season. Happened to come across a very funny segment on Red Eye about “Jersey Shore.”


Chris February 4, 2010 at 6:27 pm

oops, messed up my html on the first place: Pier Village .


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