What do you think of Rudy Giuliani’s comments that President Obama doesn’t love America?

 

Velma Waterman, Neptune - I think it’s a political move for one thing. And I don’t really think he believes what he said. He’s just trying to get some attention politically. He’s probably drawing us away from something else that’s going on.

Velma Waterman, Neptune – I think it’s a political move for one thing. And I don’t really think he believes what he said. He’s just trying to get some attention politically. He’s probably drawing us away from something else that’s going on.

 

Carl Chesna, Asbury Park - I think that while he did a great job cleaning up New York, he should keep his asinine opinions to himself.

Carl Chesna, Asbury Park – I think that while he did a great job cleaning up New York, he should keep his asinine opinions to himself.

Tom DeSeno, Asbury Park - I think he hit it right on the mark. Our president either doesn’t know or doesn't care. Our leadership through out the world was always good, and now it’s bad, even in this country. That’s why we’re having trouble all over the world. He doesn't know how to deal with it. He just doesn't know. It’s so important to have good leadership.

Tom DeSeno, Asbury Park – I think he hit it right on the mark. Our president either doesn’t know or doesn’t care. Our leadership through out the world was always good, and now it’s bad, even in this country. That’s why we’re having trouble all over the world. He doesn’t know how to deal with it. He just doesn’t know. It’s so important to have good leadership.

Jennifer Dixon, Bound Brook - I think the media skews what’s said to fit their agenda. I don’t know what the comment was, but my guess is that it was skewed greatly to fit the agenda.

Jennifer Dixon, Bound Brook – I think the media skews what’s said to fit their agenda. I don’t know what the comment was, but my guess is that it was skewed greatly to fit the agenda.

Mark Dudek, Asbury Park - I don’t agree with Rudy Giuliani’s comments. I just think it was childish.

Mark Dudek, Asbury Park – I don’t agree with Rudy Giuliani’s comments. I just think it was childish.

Kia Marlone, Neptune - I think he was totally out of line. Everybody knows that’s not the truth.  An apology is definitely in order.

Kia Marlone, Neptune – I think he was totally out of line. Everybody knows that’s not the truth. An apology is definitely in order.

John Napolitani w/John Jr., W. Allenhurst - I think Rudy Giuliani is entitled to his opinion. Giuliani has been at ground zero of terror. However, Obama is still the president and we need to have respect for that decision.

John Napolitani w/John Jr., W. Allenhurst – I think Rudy Giuliani is entitled to his opinion. Giuliani has been at ground zero of terror. However, Obama is still the president and we need to have respect for that decision.

Kim Neuwirth - I don’t like Obama and it doesn’t seem like he’s doing much for the country. He doesn’t do much for me.

Kim Neuwirth – I don’t like Obama and it doesn’t seem like he’s doing much for the country. He doesn’t do much for me.

Scott Nurnberger, Belmar -I think it’s pretty ridiculous. He’s looking for a political grab; some attention.

Scott Nurnberger, Belmar -I think it’s pretty ridiculous. He’s looking for a political grab; some attention.

Bob Page, W. Allenhurst - I think he’s got a right to say it. It doesn’t make it necessary so, the first amendment. It’s the way he feels. It’s his personal opinion.

Bob Page, W. Allenhurst – I think he’s got a right to say it. It doesn’t make it necessary so, the first amendment. It’s the way he feels. It’s his personal opinion.

Brian Williams: What do you think?

 

Michael Murphy w/Micahla, Asbury Park - I don’t think the six month suspension is enough. He’s there to deliver the honest news and making up getting shot down in a helicopter is a big lie. People are going to question.

Michael Murphy w/Micahla, Asbury Park – I don’t think the six month suspension is enough. He’s there to deliver the honest news and making up getting shot down in a helicopter is a big lie. People are going to question.

Michael Isaacson & Luis Nobrega, Asbury Park - We think he should retire. He’s lost his credibility. We do think he should have the opportunity to explain himself.

Michael Isaacson & Luis Nobrega, Asbury Park – We think he should retire. He’s lost his credibility. We do think he should have the opportunity to explain himself.

Michael Prince, Wall - I think it’s ridiculous. I  like Brian Williams. I think he should get a pass on this. It’s not the worst thing in the world to happen.

Michael Prince, Wall – I think it’s ridiculous. I like Brian Williams. I think he should get a pass on this. It’s not the worst thing in the world to happen.

Dick Weisman, Sea Bright - I think they’re piling on him. I think what he did was wrong, but I also think he;s suffered enough. I think everyone should ease off him. He’s suffered enough. He’s lost his job and his paycheck.

Dick Weisman, Sea Bright – I think they’re piling on him. I think what he did was wrong, but I also think he;s suffered enough. I think everyone should ease off him. He’s suffered enough. He’s lost his job and his paycheck.

Tom O’Leary, Asbury Park - What I really think is that he provided the vultures with another piece of carrion to feast on. All the nothings, all the little people who’ve never done anything in their life, are there to tear him apart.

Tom O’Leary, Asbury Park – What I really think is that he provided the vultures with another piece of carrion to feast on. All the nothings, all the little people who’ve never done anything in their life, are there to tear him apart.

Allison & Tim McGoughran, Wayside - It’s a sad way to end a long and storied career. We hope that people forgive and this native New Jerseyan lands on his feet.

Allison & Tim McGoughran, Wayside – It’s a sad way to end a long and storied career. We hope that people forgive and this native New Jerseyan lands on his feet.

Steven & Theresa McCarthy, Bradley Beach -We think it’s highly disappointing. He was a highly regarded news anchor and when you betray the public trust, you can never regain that credibility back. There may be a few more stories coming out about him meeting the pope or riding with Seal Team 6. We don’t know why he would need to do that.

Steven & Theresa McCarthy, Bradley Beach -We think it’s highly disappointing. He was a highly regarded news anchor and when you betray the public trust, you can never regain that credibility back. There may be a few more stories coming out about him meeting the pope or riding with Seal Team 6. We don’t know why he would need to do that.

Harry Lee Harris, Neptune - I don’t watch him that much, but I think he needs to be let go. If he does it, how many more do it. He’s supposed to report, not put his own opinion in. It puts a black eye on all the honest reporters.

Harry Lee Harris, Neptune – I don’t watch him that much, but I think he needs to be let go. If he does it, how many more do it. He’s supposed to report, not put his own opinion in. It puts a black eye on all the honest reporters.

Jacqueline & Gerald Aponte, Farmingdale - We think his penalty of six months should be sufficient. Let him return to newscasting. Forgive and forget.

Jacqueline & Gerald Aponte, Farmingdale – We think his penalty of six months should be sufficient. Let him return to newscasting. Forgive and forget.

What are you doing to stay warm?

 

Max Zeevi, Deal - Her name’s Victoria.

Max Zeevi, Deal – Her name’s Victoria.

Robert Barker, Asbury Park - Warm clothes. A mink coat, mink hat. Stay out of the wind. The wind is the worst part. I have kittens they keep me warm. They’re always under me.

Robert Barker, Asbury Park – Warm clothes. A mink coat, mink hat. Stay out of the wind. The wind is the worst part. I have kittens they keep me warm. They’re always under me.

Matt Basilotto, Russo Music -Whiskey and layers. Sweaters, sweatshirts, jackets and Jack Daniels. It works.

Matt Basilotto, Russo Music -Whiskey and layers. Sweaters, sweatshirts, jackets and Jack Daniels. It works.

Linda Bloechl, Neptune -I did the polar plunge on Saturday, for the second time. I can tell you that the most important thing to take care of if you feel you are going to do a polar plunge. Wear watershoes and be prepared to dry off quickly.

Linda Bloechl, Neptune -I did the polar plunge on Saturday, for the second time. I can tell you that the most important thing to take care of if you feel you are going to do a polar plunge. Wear watershoes and be prepared to dry off quickly.

Colby Bonsangue, Monmouth Beach - I wear my Uggs inside and out to keep the heat in. I dress in many layers. I stay inside a lot.

Colby Bonsangue, Monmouth Beach – I wear my Uggs inside and out to keep the heat in. I dress in many layers. I stay inside a lot.

Alison Bowie, Ocean - I stay close to warm loving people. I have a lot of friends. I’m blessed. That keeps me warm.

Alison Bowie, Ocean – I stay close to warm loving people. I have a lot of friends. I’m blessed. That keeps me warm.

Susan Cannata, Ocean Grove - I stay in the house, mostly. When they plowed my street, they plowed me in. We’re the last street to get plowed and then we get plowed in. It’s annoying, with the taxes we’re paying and we don’t get the service.

Susan Cannata, Ocean Grove – I stay in the house, mostly. When they plowed my street, they plowed me in. We’re the last street to get plowed and then we get plowed in. It’s annoying, with the taxes we’re paying and we don’t get the service.

Ryan Curran, Asbury Park - I workout at Killer Bee Combat Sports in Oakhurst. I eat at the local restaurants like Sunset Landing, Brickwall and the Bamboo Leaf. I stay local. I live in the Mirmar Building. I love it. Good heat. High efficiency. Great place.

Ryan Curran, Asbury Park – I workout at Killer Bee Combat Sports in Oakhurst. I eat at the local restaurants like Sunset Landing, Brickwall and the Bamboo Leaf. I stay local. I live in the Mirmar Building. I love it. Good heat. High efficiency. Great place.

Lynn Leopardi, Winks, Belmar - I cuddle up in the front of the fireplace with my 90 pound pitbull. I love her. She’s like a little mushball. She looks fierce, but she’s a love bug. The best dog ever. Her name is Bella.

Lynn Leopardi, Winks, Belmar – I cuddle up in the front of the fireplace with my 90 pound pitbull. I love her. She’s like a little mushball. She looks fierce, but she’s a love bug. The best dog ever. Her name is Bella.

Robert Martignetti, Belmar - I’m a contractor, so I’m scheduling all my work indoors. When I’m not working I’ll ride out the cold weather in Del Ray Beach, Fl.

Robert Martignetti, Belmar – I’m a contractor, so I’m scheduling all my work indoors. When I’m not working I’ll ride out the cold weather in Del Ray Beach, Fl.

Ali Martin & John Hutchinson, Belmar - We walk the dogs very quickly. We’re the co-chairs of Belmar Arts. This Sunday we hosted Bloody Mary Sunday fundraiser to beat the blues and the winter blahs.

Ali Martin & John Hutchinson, Belmar – We walk the dogs very quickly. We’re the co-chairs of Belmar Arts. This Sunday we hosted Bloody Mary Sunday fundraiser to beat the blues and the winter blahs.

Latasha McCall, Salvation Army - Lots of layers. I have a nice warm jacket, a hat and gloves. You have to dress right for this weather. Come to the Salvation Army on Main if you need something.

Latasha McCall, Salvation Army – Lots of layers. I have a nice warm jacket, a hat and gloves. You have to dress right for this weather. Come to the Salvation Army on Main if you need something.

Sammy & Lindsay Pantaleo, Neptune - We stay in bed and snuggle with Stella, our dog. We turn the heat up a little bit, too. An extra blanket; socks and slippers. Another log on the fire. We stay home as much as we can

Sammy & Lindsay Pantaleo, Neptune – We stay in bed and snuggle with Stella, our dog. We turn the heat up a little bit, too. An extra blanket; socks and slippers. Another log on the fire. We stay home as much as we can

Terry Prescott, Second Life Bikes - Peddle faster. That will keep you warm. Work harder. Keep the wind at your back, if you can.

Terry Prescott, Second Life Bikes – Peddle faster. That will keep you warm. Work harder. Keep the wind at your back, if you can.

Ted Scheffler, Asbury Park - I sit in my bedroom in front of a window where the sun shines in. I grade or read books in the sunlight. If the sun isn’t shining, I sit by the fireplace. Asbury is a great place to live.

Ted Scheffler, Asbury Park – I sit in my bedroom in front of a window where the sun shines in. I grade or read books in the sunlight. If the sun isn’t shining, I sit by the fireplace. Asbury is a great place to live.

Kelly Trevino, Luigi’s - Stand next to the pizza oven, as much as possible here. Hopefully we’re busy. Come get pizza and keep me warm.

Kelly Trevino, Luigi’s – Stand next to the pizza oven, as much as possible here. Hopefully we’re busy. Come get pizza and keep me warm.

What do you think of the deflategate controversy?

 

Jim Webb, Manasquan - I think it’s overly covered. It’s been totally overdone. I think if something else was going on there would be little coverage. And, I think, because it’s the Patriots, it’s easy to jump on them. They’re like the Yankees, you either love them or hate them. There’s no way it’s been happening all year and it had zero effect on that game. I’m from Lawrence, Mass. and a Patriots fan.

Jim Webb, Manasquan – I think it’s overly covered. It’s been totally overdone. I think if something else was going on there would be little coverage. And, I think, because it’s the Patriots, it’s easy to jump on them. They’re like the Yankees, you either love them or hate them. There’s no way it’s been happening all year and it had zero effect on that game. I’m from Lawrence, Mass. and a Patriots fan.

Pete Adorna, Ocean Grove - I think it’s ridiculous. It doesn’t make a difference to me. I think it’s blown out of proportion. It didn’t change the outcome of the game.The Colts still got their ass kicked.

Pete Adorna, Ocean Grove – I think it’s ridiculous. It doesn’t make a difference to me. I think it’s blown out of proportion. It didn’t change the outcome of the game.The Colts still got their ass kicked.

Liz & Mike Balastrieri, Freehold - We don't think it would make a difference either way, the Patriots dominated, and we hate the Patriots. If it turns out they did it intentionally, then there should be some consequences.

Liz & Mike Balastrieri, Freehold – We don’t think it would make a difference either way, the Patriots dominated, and we hate the Patriots. If it turns out they did it intentionally, then there should be some consequences.

Katherine Brown, Ocean - I’ve been watching the news and it seems like either equipment management had something to do with it, or the coach. I don’t think they can do anything now. It’s over.

Katherine Brown, Ocean – I’ve been watching the news and it seems like either equipment management had something to do with it, or the coach. I don’t think they can do anything now. It’s over.

Jay Ganghamer & Julie Palumbo, Wanamassa - We think that with 2 weeks between big games, there isn’t much else to talk about, so they’ll beat this to death. We think it’s a lot of hot air.

Jay Ganghamer & Julie Palumbo, Wanamassa – We think that with 2 weeks between big games, there isn’t much else to talk about, so they’ll beat this to death. We think it’s a lot of hot air.

Dan Gibson, Hazlet & Rebecca Covitz, Wanamassa - We think the Patriots have been cheating for a while. They’re always up to something. We don’t trust Tom Brady. He must have had something to do with it. You don’t catch a snap and don’t know the ball is deflated.

Dan Gibson, Hazlet & Rebecca Covitz, Wanamassa – We think the Patriots have been cheating for a while. They’re always up to something. We don’t trust Tom Brady. He must have had something to do with it. You don’t catch a snap and don’t know the ball is deflated.

Tom, Tim & Evelyn Kelly, Long Branch -We don’t believe Belichick or Brady, considering what they did. They shouldn’t mess with the Super Bowl, but there needs to be some penalty for next season. Fines and loss of draft picks.

Tom, Tim & Evelyn Kelly, Long Branch -We don’t believe Belichick or Brady, considering what they did. They shouldn’t mess with the Super Bowl, but there needs to be some penalty for next season. Fines and loss of draft picks.

Bill Kesling, Asbury Park - I think it’s all a bunch of hype. It’s a reason for the media to talk about. It’s been my experience that when they talk about one thing it’s because there’s something else we should be focusing on. As for the game, any publicity is good publicity. They’ll sell more ad space.

Bill Kesling, Asbury Park – I think it’s all a bunch of hype. It’s a reason for the media to talk about. It’s been my experience that when they talk about one thing it’s because there’s something else we should be focusing on. As for the game, any publicity is good publicity. They’ll sell more ad space.

Mark Nejmeh, Bradley Beach - I would say America has become a nation of liars to become winners.

Mark Nejmeh, Bradley Beach – I would say America has become a nation of liars to become winners.

Gary Noon, Ocean - I think it’s over inflated. - It’s just keeping the media busy between big games. I don’t think there should be any penalties. They would have won either way.

Gary Noon, Ocean – I think it’s over inflated. – It’s just keeping the media busy between big games. I don’t think there should be any penalties. They would have won either way.

Glenn Patterson, Eatontown - I think it’s just a bunch of bull. Because it’s the Patriots, it’s all hyped. They did the same thing 6 years ago, when they  accused Belichick of spying. He was fined heavily. It’s more about the media.

Glenn Patterson, Eatontown – I think it’s just a bunch of bull. Because it’s the Patriots, it’s all hyped. They did the same thing 6 years ago, when they accused Belichick of spying. He was fined heavily. It’s more about the media.

Harold Sanders, Asbury Park - They might be cheaters, but the Patriots are my favorite team. They’re a good football team. They didn’t have to do that. They could have won the right way.

Harold Sanders, Asbury Park – They might be cheaters, but the Patriots are my favorite team. They’re a good football team. They didn’t have to do that. They could have won the right way.

Brendon Walsh, Point Pleasant - I think once a cheater, always a cheater. That’s Bill Belichick for you. They would have won anyway. They blew them out, but, still...

Brendon Walsh, Point Pleasant – I think once a cheater, always a cheater. That’s Bill Belichick for you. They would have won anyway. They blew them out, but, still…

Who’s going to win the Super Bowl?

 

Tom Wilson, Starving Artist -The Patriots, 17-14. I give them the edge because they have an edge, they cheat.

Tom Wilson, Starving Artist -The Patriots, 17-14. I give them the edge because they have an edge, they cheat.

Alessandro Camilli, Anna Taddei & Luciano Camilli, La Lupa Di Roma - New England, 31 to 21. Better team.

Alessandro Camilli, Anna Taddei & Luciano Camilli, La Lupa Di Roma – New England, 31 to 21. Better team.

Missy Peters, Brenda Connolly & Archie Castel, Connolly Agency - We’re going with the Sea Hawks, 31-14. A younger, more dynamic team.

Missy Peters, Brenda Connolly & Archie Castel, Connolly Agency – We’re going with the Sea Hawks, 31-14. A younger, more dynamic team.

Joe Connor, Wall - I’m picking the Seattle Sea Hawks. It’s easy to root for Russ Wilson, he has a lot of heart. Sea Hawks, 28-24.

Joe Connor, Wall – I’m picking the Seattle Sea Hawks. It’s easy to root for Russ Wilson, he has a lot of heart. Sea Hawks, 28-24.

Bianca DeGennaro, Dominic’s pizza - I like Seattle, 35-21.

Bianca DeGennaro, Dominic’s pizza – I like Seattle, 35-21.

Kevin Feehan, Ocean - New England, 27-17. Brady’s peaking. He’s due.

Kevin Feehan, Ocean – New England, 27-17. Brady’s peaking. He’s due.

Karen Fordham, Asbury Park - The Sea Hawks, 34 to 28. Their defense is too good.

Karen Fordham, Asbury Park – The Sea Hawks, 34 to 28. Their defense is too good.

Dave Henderson, Avon -The Sea Hawks, 31 to 14. They’ve been pretty unstoppable this year.

Dave Henderson, Avon -The Sea Hawks, 31 to 14. They’ve been pretty unstoppable this year.

Don Lurch, Clancy’s - Patriots, 28-24. Tom Brady and Bill Belichick can’t be beat.

Don Lurch, Clancy’s – Patriots, 28-24. Tom Brady and Bill Belichick can’t be beat.

T.J. Maggio, Frank’s - New England, 27 to 20. - I like New England.

T.J. Maggio, Frank’s – New England, 27 to 20. – I like New England.

Bill Morgan, Avon Clock - The Patriots will win, although I’ll be rooting for Seattle. You can bet the ranch on it. Patriots, 31 to 17.

Bill Morgan, Avon Clock – The Patriots will win, although I’ll be rooting for Seattle. You can bet the ranch on it. Patriots, 31 to 17.

Oakie O’Connor, Neptune - Seattle, 21 to 7. It’ll be a good game.

Oakie O’Connor, Neptune – Seattle, 21 to 7. It’ll be a good game.

Theresa Toohey & Gene Pugliese, Chaps - We like the Sea Hawks. 21-7, Sea Hawks. We both like the Sea Hawks.

Theresa Toohey & Gene Pugliese, Chaps – We like the Sea Hawks. 21-7, Sea Hawks. We both like the Sea Hawks.

Stan Wascavage, Wall - I’m going with Seattle, 24-17. Defensively a better team. And lucky as hell.

Stan Wascavage, Wall – I’m going with Seattle, 24-17. Defensively a better team. And lucky as hell.

Skip West, Neptune City - The Sea Hawks. It’ll be a  close game, but the SeaHawks will teach the Patriots a lesson. 31-28, SeaHawks.

Skip West, Neptune City – The Sea Hawks. It’ll be a close game, but the SeaHawks will teach the Patriots a lesson. 31-28, SeaHawks.

Has your opinion of Governor Christie gone up or down in the past year?

 

Ray Villa w/Aidan, Red Bank - I’ve always been a Christie fan, so it’s the same. I’ve been a supporter. I think he’s done a good job and continues to do a good job.

Ray Villa w/Aidan, Red Bank – I’ve always been a Christie fan, so it’s the same. I’ve been a supporter. I think he’s done a good job and continues to do a good job.

Sara Bowman, Ocean Grove & Jacki Wahlgren, Freehold - Sara: I thought that he was really good after Sandy, but I know people who are still out of their homes. And now, I think he’s just running for president. Jacki: I have never liked him, and I never will.I pray he never makes president.

Sara Bowman, Ocean Grove & Jacki Wahlgren, Freehold – Sara: I thought that he was really good after Sandy, but I know people who are still out of their homes. And now, I think he’s just running for president. Jacki: I have never liked him, and I never will.I pray he never makes president.

Chris DeRise & Ira Ausfresser, Ocean - We’re both school psychologists and our opinions couldn’t go any lower. He’s been anti-education since day one. Property taxes are sky high. Businesses are running from New Jersey. And now he’s an absentee governor.

Chris DeRise & Ira Ausfresser, Ocean – We’re both school psychologists and our opinions couldn’t go any lower. He’s been anti-education since day one. Property taxes are sky high. Businesses are running from New Jersey. And now he’s an absentee governor.

Frank Farrell, Ocean - I would say down. I don’t think he’s spending enough time in the State. I don’t think he’s done enough for education. And, number three, we haven’t seen a raise in state pensions since I don’t know when.

Frank Farrell, Ocean – I would say down. I don’t think he’s spending enough time in the State. I don’t think he’s done enough for education. And, number three, we haven’t seen a raise in state pensions since I don’t know when.

David Garcia & Lance Brooks, Tinton Falls - Lance: My opinion is about the same. He’s obviously concentrating more on being president then running the state, and he has been for the last year. I’m waiting to see him duck the next Bridgegate. David: I feel basically the same. I feel he’s a hot head and comes off as a bully. The leader of a state should be able to keep his cool when confronted by someone who’s irritating him.

David Garcia & Lance Brooks, Tinton Falls – Lance: My opinion is about the same. He’s obviously concentrating more on being president then running the state, and he has been for the last year. I’m waiting to see him duck the next Bridgegate. David: I feel basically the same. I feel he’s a hot head and comes off as a bully. The leader of a state should be able to keep his cool when confronted by someone who’s irritating him.

Carol Giroud, Asbury Park - It’s gone down in the last year. It’s a combination of that bridge affair and increasing acts of bullying. I hope he doesn't run for president because he’s not a statesman. He’s not presidential material.

Carol Giroud, Asbury Park – It’s gone down in the last year. It’s a combination of that bridge affair and increasing acts of bullying. I hope he doesn’t run for president because he’s not a statesman. He’s not presidential material.

Pat King, Wanamassa - Down. Basically it’s because of all these trips he’s taking. If he’s president he can run the country. But he’s governor, and he should run the state.

Pat King, Wanamassa – Down. Basically it’s because of all these trips he’s taking. If he’s president he can run the country. But he’s governor, and he should run the state.

James McNulty, Spring Lake Heights - Down. I think he’s a little too showy; too over the top. He needs to practice patience. Other than that, I love New Jersey, so, whoever is governor, I’m behind him.

James McNulty, Spring Lake Heights – Down. I think he’s a little too showy; too over the top. He needs to practice patience. Other than that, I love New Jersey, so, whoever is governor, I’m behind him.

Sharon Mego, Asbury Park - My opinion hasn’t changed at all. I didn’t like him to begin with and I don’t like him now.  I think his overall rating has definitely decreased, and I hope he doesn’t run for president because he’ll surely lose.

Sharon Mego, Asbury Park – My opinion hasn’t changed at all. I didn’t like him to begin with and I don’t like him now. I think his overall rating has definitely decreased, and I hope he doesn’t run for president because he’ll surely lose.

Doreen Miller, Asbury Park & Janet Schultz, Toms River - We both say down. His temper has gotten him in trouble, number one. The Bridgegate matter. We think there’s more to that. He’s cutting senior programs, which is hurting the seniors.

Doreen Miller, Asbury Park & Janet Schultz, Toms River – We both say down. His temper has gotten him in trouble, number one. The Bridgegate matter. We think there’s more to that. He’s cutting senior programs, which is hurting the seniors.

Do you think you’ll be spending as much this year as you did last year?

 

Dolly Tate, Interlaken & Helen Hansen, Asbury Park -  Dolly: No. I don’t spend that much. I give money. I don’t buy gifts. I’ll be giving the same amount this year as last. Helen: I’ve already spent more. There’s more to give to, I have a large family. I have 26 nieces and nephews - plus.

Dolly Tate, Interlaken & Helen Hansen, Asbury Park – Dolly: No. I don’t spend that much. I give money. I don’t buy gifts. I’ll be giving the same amount this year as last. Helen: I’ve already spent more. There’s more to give to, I have a large family. I have 26 nieces and nephews – plus.

Nancy & Doug Hill, Rumson - We won’t be spending as much this year - for sure. We have twins in college. This is their first year. Rutgers and Seton Hall are getting our Christmas funds.

Nancy & Doug Hill, Rumson – We won’t be spending as much this year – for sure. We have twins in college. This is their first year. Rutgers and Seton Hall are getting our Christmas funds.

Reg Hogan, Groovy Graveyard - Probably the same. The same people to buy for, the same as every year. I shop all year round for people. If I see it and I like it, I get it - no matter when. I’m not a last minute shopper.

Reg Hogan, Groovy Graveyard – Probably the same. The same people to buy for, the same as every year. I shop all year round for people. If I see it and I like it, I get it – no matter when. I’m not a last minute shopper.

Kim Lawlor, Avon - Yes, Probably. I spend about the same every year. I like all the local little shops in Avon, Manasquan and Spring Lake.

Kim Lawlor, Avon – Yes, Probably. I spend about the same every year. I like all the local little shops in Avon, Manasquan and Spring Lake.

Shannon Whitledge & Janet Mills, Asbury Park - Janet: I’m going to go with yes. This has been a very short year. It went by so fast, I think I will celebrate it by buying gifts for those that I love. Shannon: Yes, God willing, yes. This year I’m in a better position than I was last year. I want to give to those who I love and to those who need love. Times have changed so drastically. I’m just glad I have a chance to show my appreciation once a year.

Shannon Whitledge & Janet Mills, Asbury Park – Janet: I’m going to go with yes. This has been a very short year. It went by so fast, I think I will celebrate it by buying gifts for those that I love. Shannon: Yes, God willing, yes. This year I’m in a better position than I was last year. I want to give to those who I love and to those who need love. Times have changed so drastically. I’m just glad I have a chance to show my appreciation once a year.

Katie O’Connor-Hill w/Tyler, Kathleen & Teagan, Wanamasa -  As you can see, I have more to buy for, so I’ll definitely be spending more. My brother got married.The family grew.

Katie O’Connor-Hill w/Tyler, Kathleen & Teagan, Wanamasa – As you can see, I have more to buy for, so I’ll definitely be spending more. My brother got married.The family grew.

Eleni Passes, Eyes of the World, Asbury Park - We don’t do gifts in our family anymore. We donate to local families. How much stuff do you need, really?

Eleni Passes, Eyes of the World, Asbury Park – We don’t do gifts in our family anymore. We donate to local families. How much stuff do you need, really?

Lou & Christian Politan, Deal - Yes, even more, there are more people to buy for.

Lou & Christian Politan, Deal – Yes, even more, there are more people to buy for.

Chip ‘Santa’ Piancone, Wall - Ho, Ho, Ho, Ho, I’m Santa. I’ll be spending more. The kids always want more. Merry Christmas.

Chip ‘Santa’ Piancone, Wall – Ho, Ho, Ho, Ho, I’m Santa. I’ll be spending more. The kids always want more. Merry Christmas.

Has your opinion of Governor Christie gone up or down since he took office?

 

William Walker, Asbury Park - Down, I thought he’d do better with the Sandy Storm. He took care of the beachfront, but people are still out of their houses with nowhere to go.

William Walker, Asbury Park – Down, I thought he’d do better with the Sandy Storm. He took care of the beachfront, but people are still out of their houses with nowhere to go.

Charlie Bondhus, Asbury Park - I really do not like Christie at all. I didn’t like him in the beginning and I like him even less now. I’m a teacher and I think he’s been really awful to public education. He’s anti-teacher. And I think his public persona is unprofessional.

Charlie Bondhus, Asbury Park – I really do not like Christie at all. I didn’t like him in the beginning and I like him even less now. I’m a teacher and I think he’s been really awful to public education. He’s anti-teacher. And I think his public persona is unprofessional.

Rose Bremmer, Trax Hair & Nail - I’d say it went up after Sandy, but now I’d say down. - I think he did a good job with Sandy, but now I think he’s becoming a little cocky. And maybe a little corrupt.

Rose Bremmer, Trax Hair & Nail – I’d say it went up after Sandy, but now I’d say down. – I think he did a good job with Sandy, but now I think he’s becoming a little cocky. And maybe a little corrupt.

Eric Coppolino, Asbury Park - Governor Christie is an embarrassment. He’s transparently a criminal and I can’t believe anyone takes him seriously. He will not be president. He will not be a candidate. He will be stopped by traffic problems in Fort Lee.

Eric Coppolino, Asbury Park – Governor Christie is an embarrassment. He’s transparently a criminal and I can’t believe anyone takes him seriously. He will not be president. He will not be a candidate. He will be stopped by traffic problems in Fort Lee.

Ed Davidoski & Susan Whitehead, Bradley Beach - We think he did well with Hurricane Sandy when it first happened. Ed is a teacher and we don’t like the way he’s treated the teacher’s union. Personally we wouldn’t mind having a beer with him, so it’s going to be a tough call if he runs for president. It will be interesting to see who the Democrats put up.

Ed Davidoski & Susan Whitehead, Bradley Beach – We think he did well with Hurricane Sandy when it first happened. Ed is a teacher and we don’t like the way he’s treated the teacher’s union. Personally we wouldn’t mind having a beer with him, so it’s going to be a tough call if he runs for president. It will be interesting to see who the Democrats put up.

Tom DeSeno, Howell - It went down, along with his weight. It went down because  his bad temper went up.

Tom DeSeno, Howell – It went down, along with his weight. It went down because his bad temper went up.

Irene & Jeff Gilman, Oakhurst - Irene: My opinion was never high to begin with. I feel he is a very poor role model in the state. As a teacher, we try to quell bullying and here is someone in a very high profile position showing the very behavior we are trying to eliminate. Jeff: My opinion has gone down, especially in the past two weeks. He has a personality problem; anger management problem. It’s not a style, it’s a flaw. How he got to be governor amazes me.

Irene & Jeff Gilman, Oakhurst – Irene: My opinion was never high to begin with. I feel he is a very poor role model in the state. As a teacher, we try to quell bullying and here is someone in a very high profile position showing the very behavior we are trying to eliminate. Jeff: My opinion has gone down, especially in the past two weeks. He has a personality problem; anger management problem. It’s not a style, it’s a flaw. How he got to be governor amazes me.

Christina Grossi, Bradley Beach - I think he’s on the down. I think he’s doing the best he can as far as Sandy, but as far as school programs and human rights issues, I think he’s lacking. So, my opinion has gone down a little.

Christina Grossi, Bradley Beach – I think he’s on the down. I think he’s doing the best he can as far as Sandy, but as far as school programs and human rights issues, I think he’s lacking. So, my opinion has gone down a little.

Mario Marino, Ocean - I haven’t paid much attention. I haven’t had time really. But I feel he’s done a pretty good job since he’s been in office. He’s tried hard and, in New Jersey, that’s a tough job to do. I like him. I met him personally. I thought he was a nice fella.

Mario Marino, Ocean – I haven’t paid much attention. I haven’t had time really. But I feel he’s done a pretty good job since he’s been in office. He’s tried hard and, in New Jersey, that’s a tough job to do. I like him. I met him personally. I thought he was a nice fella.

Ryan Green-Mobley, Neptune - I feel like he’s on the up. He’s doing pretty good. I feel he’s doing the best he can after Hurricane Sandy. He put a lot of people back in their homes.

Ryan Green-Mobley, Neptune – I feel like he’s on the up. He’s doing pretty good. I feel he’s doing the best he can after Hurricane Sandy. He put a lot of people back in their homes.

Susan Niven, Dean’s - I’m neutral. I like what he did with the Ebola issue when that nurse came into  the state. It was that gutsy New Jersey side that came out. That’s New Jersey - no nonsense. I appreciate leadership. I don’t look at him any better or worse. I’m neutral and waiting to see how he handles himself before the 2016 election.

Susan Niven, Dean’s – I’m neutral. I like what he did with the Ebola issue when that nurse came into the state. It was that gutsy New Jersey side that came out. That’s New Jersey – no nonsense. I appreciate leadership. I don’t look at him any better or worse. I’m neutral and waiting to see how he handles himself before the 2016 election.

Josh Pigman, Avon - Up. I just think he’s actually real. He speaks his mind. He doesn’t hold back.  I like his style.

Josh Pigman, Avon – Up. I just think he’s actually real. He speaks his mind. He doesn’t hold back. I like his style.

What famous person do people tell you you look like?

 

Bradley York, Jackson - When I was younger Fred Savage. Matthew Broderick and one of the guys from ‘Flights of the Concords.’

Bradley York, Jackson – When I was younger Fred Savage. Matthew Broderick and one of the guys from ‘Flights of the Concords.’

Jack Garifine, Neptune - Nobody, nobody talks to me. Oscar the Grouch.

Jack Garifine, Neptune – Nobody, nobody talks to me. Oscar the Grouch.

Bill Hendy. Asbury Park -  Phil Hartman, I get that all the time.

Bill Hendy. Asbury Park – Phil Hartman, I get that all the time.

Tim Hill, Ocean - John Lennon and Dave Haywood, the guitarist from Lady Antebellum.

Tim Hill, Ocean – John Lennon and Dave Haywood, the guitarist from Lady Antebellum.

Dr Sandra Kuhn, West Long Branch - People have told me I look like Jessica Lange.

Dr Sandra Kuhn, West Long Branch – People have told me I look like Jessica Lange.

Mike Natale, West Long Branch - Tom Seleck. Dennis Farina.

Mike Natale, West Long Branch – Tom Seleck. Dennis Farina.

Lynn Pascocello, Brick - Audrey Hepburn and Natalie Wood.

Lynn Pascocello, Brick – Audrey Hepburn and Natalie Wood.

Stephanie Pizzo, Bradley Beach - It depends on the time of day. I sometimes get Angelina Jolie and Natalie Portman.

Stephanie Pizzo, Bradley Beach – It depends on the time of day. I sometimes get Angelina Jolie and Natalie Portman.

Jess Putaski, Oakhurst - Kristen Stewart, Emma Watson and Lorde.

Jess Putaski, Oakhurst – Kristen Stewart, Emma Watson and Lorde.

Yusef Qasim, Spring Lake - Tiger Woods.

Yusef Qasim, Spring Lake – Tiger Woods.

Ed Santoro, Interlaken - Walter Matthau. I hear it all the time.

Ed Santoro, Interlaken – Walter Matthau. I hear it all the time.

Shaun Booth, Long Branch - George Clooney.

Shaun Booth, Long Branch – George Clooney.

Richard Schlossbach, Asbury Park - William DeFoe, only he’s shorter. My mom always told me I look like Charlton Heston. The other day, some guy insisted I look like Gary Busey.

Richard Schlossbach, Asbury Park – William DeFoe, only he’s shorter. My mom always told me I look like Charlton Heston. The other day, some guy insisted I look like Gary Busey.

Adam Simmons, Deans - Robert Downey Jr. and the Verizon guy.

Adam Simmons, Deans – Robert Downey Jr. and the Verizon guy.

Art Thompson, Asbury Park - Lionel Richie.

Art Thompson, Asbury Park – Lionel Richie.