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By Janet Dagley Dagley
Covering the world from the waterfront in Hoboken, New Jersey, USA

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New direction, new blog

I've moved on in a new direction with a new blog, Healing Movement. Hope to see you there.

  posted by Janet Dagley Dagley @10:07 AM


Welcome to The Dagley Dagley Daily Archive

By the time you read this, The Dagley Dagley Daily will be history. After two years of more or less daily posting, I've taken some time off to deal with issues outside cyberspace, and now that I'm back, it's time to make some changes. That starts with a new title: Views from the Waterfront.

The title had to change because my new blog won't be a daily. Sometimes I'll post more than once in a day, and sometimes more than a day will go by without a post. If you subscribe to the Views from the Waterfront RSS feed, you'll get the posts as they happen, whenever they happen.

Views from the Waterfront will feature views in both text and photo form, and even though the address is changing, we'll still be "Covering the world from the waterfront in Hoboken, New Jersey."

Thanks for your kind attention, and I hope to see you on the new blog. Click on the photo below to go there:

  posted by Janet Dagley Dagley @4:13 PM


Apologies again

Sorry I still haven't gotten back to blogging. The replacement part for the computer arrived, but it is defective. The manufacturer (a really big one with 4 letters in its name, two of them the same letter) had me convinced there'd be a repair person showing up at my place today, but now they claim that won't happen until tomorrow. So they may be here within a week, and maybe they can get the defective part fixed. Meanwhile, the sick family member is slowly getting better, we hope.

I'm using a borrowed computer to post this. Thanks again for your patience, and I hope to see you here sometime next week if something else doesn't go wrong, go wrong, go wrong...

  posted by Janet Dagley Dagley @11:10 AM


Back soon

With both a family member and my computer under the weather right now, I've had to take some time off from this otherwise daily blog. I'll be back Feb. 22, and I hope to see you then, and every day thereafter. Thanks for your patience and understanding.

  posted by Janet Dagley Dagley @7:06 PM


The Doctor is IN

I knew if I backed Dr. Howard Dean long enough, he'd get elected to something. Now let's hope he we can get some more people elected as well.

  posted by Janet Dagley Dagley @9:27 PM


Please don't drive into the Light Rail

You wouldn't think they'd need a sign saying something like that, but after two collisions in four days at the same intersection involving the Hudson-Bergen Light Rail and SUVs, New Jersey Transit is putting up some new warning signs. In addition to the above suggestion, we offer these other possibilities:

Approaching Objects on Rails May Be Closer Than They Appear

They Call it the Light Rail, But it's Actually Much Heavier Than Your SUV, so Stay Clear!

Does your vehicle have a valid Light Rail ticket? If not, you'd better keep it away from the train

No matter how much you honk, the train can't get out of your way because it's on rails, so watch out

Please Park Your Vehicle BEFORE Attempting to Board the Train

  posted by Janet Dagley Dagley @6:34 PM


Happy Year of the Rooster, Part 2

  posted by Janet Dagley Dagley @7:06 PM


Happy Year of the Rooster!

Until tomorrow evening, when I get the camera back, you'll have to imagine a photo here of the wooden rooster that I'd planned to post here today. Since this is the year of the small wood rooster, I figured I was all prepared, since I happen to have a 21-year-old small wood rooster named Chiki Wiki. That's what I get for thinking I was prepared. After all, it's not the year of the camera.

  posted by Janet Dagley Dagley @6:15 PM


New York Times mistakes itself for the Starship Enterprise

Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting has gotten around to telling us that just before last November's election, The New York Times killed a story on the mysterious hump on George W. Bush's back, because the story might have influenced the election.

Obviously someone there at the Times is a Star Trek fan, so much so that they believe the United Federation of Planet's noninterference directive (the one that gets violated in every episode of every version of the series) applies to journalists.

Of course, the clearly visible but mysterious hump was reported here at the time, with photos, for all the good it did, as the story ended up lost in space.

  posted by Janet Dagley Dagley @6:17 PM



...nearly a year's worth of e-mail archives disappeared in a flash this morning when my e-mail program crashed. So if you've e-mailed me lately and you're waiting for a reply, please write me again, because your message may have been one of those that disappeared. It may be a few days before I get the problem fixed in order to reply, so please be patient. Thanks!

(If you are not a machine, then you know you can e-mail me by clicking on my name anywhere on this page. If you're an e-mail bot, you probably know that, too.)

  posted by Janet Dagley Dagley @4:47 PM



Today's weather was even better than yesterday's, so we spent even more time outdoors enjoying the thaw.

  posted by Janet Dagley Dagley @7:45 PM



The weather was beautiful here, for a change, so we spend most of the day out and about, instead of wrestling with my malfunctioning computer. Hope you enjoyed your Saturday as well.

  posted by Janet Dagley Dagley @4:42 PM


Yet another way of looking at the Social Security issue

Think of the Social Security system as a car. The gas tank on the car is not quite full. So the only way to solve that alleged problem, according to Mr. Bush, is to siphon out all the gas and remove the hubcaps, tires, windshield wipers, radio, and anything else that can be stripped off it. Then the car will have no more problems, because its parts will be privately owned by individuals. Those who get the windshield wipers won't be able to drive them anywhere, but they'll be the proud owners of their very own personal windshield wipers. And the car won't need gas anymore.

  posted by Janet Dagley Dagley @1:54 PM


Iraq war bankrupt

By President Bush's definition, the Iraq war has been flat broke from the start, because it's spending far more than it's taking in, or even than the Halliburtons and other war contractors are taking in, even more than the nearly $9 Billion (that's a B, not an M) the Coalition Provisional Authority seems to have lost. By his logic, the only way to save the war would be for each of us to invade Iraq personally, at our own personal expense, in the hopes that whatever we could plunder individually would cover the cost and provide a nice return for our old age, if any.

  posted by Janet Dagley Dagley @3:39 PM


The other side

We do cover both sides here at The Dagley Dagley Daily. Here's the ferry arriving in Manhattan this morning:

  posted by Janet Dagley Dagley @6:19 PM


This just in from Sen. Frank Lautenberg

From: Sen. Frank Lautenberg

Subject: Responding to your message

Date: Tue, 01 Feb 2005 16:33:20 -0500

To: Janet Dagley Dagley

February 1, 2005

Dear Janet:

Thank you for contacting me with your thoughts about President Bush's proposals to privatize Social Security. Please be assured that I will oppose any attempts to gamble with Social Security money in risky investments.

Social Security has worked extremely well for nearly 70 years to reduce poverty among senior citizens. Without Social Security, half of all seniors would be living in poverty, while today only ten percent are. To risk this safety net on the vagaries of the stock market would be to jeopardize the very essence of the program – providing retirement security in good times and bad. Instead of guaranteed benefits based on an individual's work history and, in part, on need, benefits would vary greatly depending on an individual's investment skills and luck. Economic risks would be borne by individuals rather than shared across society.

While Social Security faces some challenges that should be addressed, the doomsday rhetoric we hear from some quarters is overblown. The current system, without any changes, is projected to be able to cover Social Security benefits for next forty years at the least. I support changes to the program to keep it running for our children and grandchildren, but we must not destroy Social Security under the guise of “saving” it.

Instead of promoting policies which give tax breaks to the wealthy, I support dedicating funds to strengthen and protect Social Security and Medicare; I did so when we enjoyed a surplus, and I still consider it a top priority. I will continue to work toward this goal.

Thank you for your comments.

Thank YOU, Senator.

  posted by Janet Dagley Dagley @5:53 PM


Got a ferry love story?

Got this notice today and I'm passing it along, since I don't have a qualifying tale:

If you have a (true) story to tell about your romantic moment(s) on a NY Waterway ferry, and if your story is one of the top five, you could win a Valentine's Day dinner at a very nice restaurant right here on the Hudson waterfront.

I can't find the notice on the NY Waterway web site, so here's an excerpt from the e-mail I received:

Love is in the Air- and on the Water.

NY Waterway Invites you to Share your Romantic Ferry Tale

The Five Sweetest Entries Win a Romantic Waterfront Dining Experience for Two at Arthur's Landing or Spirito Grill

NY Waterway is looking for stories about special romantic memories that took place on the ferry.

If you shared a romantic moment with your special someone onboard a NY Waterway ferry, we would love to hear your story! First date stories, proposal stories, first meetings, reconciliations, and other romantic experiences are all welcome.

On Valentine's Day, five special couples will be awarded a certificate for a romantic dinner for two at either Arthur's Landing or Spirito Grill.

Send us your story in 200 words or less by Monday, February 7,2005. Stories should be submitted via e-mail to Deidre Rienzo at, or via fax at (201)-330-7934.

Even if you don't have a story, NY Waterway may still have a valentine for you.

  posted by Janet Dagley Dagley @5:48 PM


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