Cory Booker’s Urban Paradise Update: 3 murders in 20 hours today

The bodies might not be literally floating in the Passaic River, but they’re still dead.

That makes 4 homicides in 3 days. 77 so far this year.

Where’s Cory? Oh, yeah, he’s busy. Running away from Newark. Hoping you’ll ignore his abysmal record as mayor and promote him to the U.S. Senate.

Here’s a better idea. Let Cory Booker fix Newark first. Then he can run on his achievements. Some day in the future when he, you know, has actual achievements to run on.

Steve Lonegan for U.S. Senate! He’s also a mayor, and his record speaks for itself.

Where does Cory Booker live? Maybe he’s bunking with T-Bone!

The New York Post broke the story. And Steve Lonegan is running with it. Cory Booker, the Twitteriffic Mayor of Newark, NJ, may not, in fact, live in Newark.

The house where he says he lives? It’s a police station.

Oh, but he moved.

Two weeks ago.

During the grueling U.S. Senate campaign, while preparing for debates and jetting between New Jersey and Hollywood.

If you can believe that.

First Cory invented an imaginary drug dealer friend named T-Bone.

Now he seems to have invented an imaginary residence in the city he pretends to run.

How do you spell “carpetbagger?”

Because I spell it “C-O-R-Y  B-O-O-K-E-R”.

Steve Lonegan for U.S. Senate! He actually lives in New Jersey!

Shutdown the government! Maybe then Harry Reid will agree to debate an actual budget

He hasn’t debated one you know. Not since 2009. Since then it’s been this “Continuing Resolution” claptrap. Stopgap funding measures without any rhyme or reason.

At some point We The People need to tell Dingy Harry to do his damn job.

So, why not now?

Here’s a simple question: Why are we currently funding the federal government through a series of short-term measures known as “continuing resolutions”?

The answer is that the budgeting process has completely broken down in recent years, and the two men most responsible for that breakdown are President Obama and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid. For three consecutive years — 2010, 2011, and 2012 — the Democrat-controlled Senate did not pass a budget bill because Reid knew that it would be a political liability to do so. Passing a budget that detailed the Democrats’ plans for spending and revenue as official policy would have exposed the “something for nothing” swindle that Reid and his colleagues are perpetrating on the American people. Republican challengers campaigning against Democrat senators could have cited their votes for the budget bill, saying that the incumbent voted for this, that, or the other unpopular component of the measure.

Reid and the Democrats knew this. They knew very well that the federal deficit was spiraling out of control, that there was not enough tax revenue to pay the mushrooming cost of entitlement programs (Medicare, Medicaid, food stamps, unemployment, et cetera), and certainly there wasn’t enough revenue to pay for all the boondoggles and giveaways the Democrats voted for in the name of “stimulus.” Adding to this, there was not enough revenue to pay the cost of Obamacare, which Democrats rammed through Congress in March 2010 on a party-line vote. Passing an actual budget would have made clear the unsustainable fiscal nightmare into which Democrat policies have plunged the nation during the Obama Age, and so Harry Reid simply didn’t pass a budget for three years. . . .

Americans deserve to know the truth.

Absentee Mayor Cory Booker is on track to be NJ’s Absentee Senator

What do you expect? The guy can’t even bother to show up at his own campaign rally.

When the mayor of Chicago and the mayor of Jersey City appear together Friday to stump for Cory Booker, their collective firepower should be enough to rally Booker’s supporters.

It will have to be, because Booker won’t be there.

The Newark mayor and Democratic U.S. Senate candidate will be at the Temple Night Club in San Francisco at a fundraiser held by the “San Francisco Young Professionals for Cory Booker.”

So tell me BookerBots, what are the odds Cory will show up in DC when New Jersey needs him?

My guess is he’ll be working the phones to California. You know, the state he’s actually running to represent.

Cory Booker’s Urban Paradise: 9 murders in 9 days

They’re stacking the bodies like cordwood in Newark, NJ.

A woman was killed and another man injured in a double shooting near a playground in Newark’s South Ward Tuesday night, marking the city’s ninth homicide in as many days, prosecutors and neighbors said.

The double shooting continued a surge of gun violence that has left nine dead since Aug. 26, including a pizza delivery man who was shot before his car crashed into a building Sunday night. None of the killings were related, according to Police Director Samuel DeMaio.

Just random violence, in Cory Booker’s Urban Paradise. Where the gun control laws are draconian, the police are out-gunned, the citizenry are hunkered down behind barricaded doors, and the Rock Star Mayor is too busy sucking up to Oprah Winfrey to notice.

I for one can’t wait for him to bring that record of success to the U.S. Senate. Can you?

Cory Booker’s secret tax returns

Those Silicone Valley stock options, they’re “inconvenient” when you’re pretending to be just another little guy. So Cory Booker won’t release his tax returns.

He still won’t show his.

More than two weeks after vowing to release his income-tax returns, Newark Mayor Cory Booker still hasn’t forked them over — even as his GOP Senate rival, Steve Lonegan, shared his.

Lonegan, who exclusively supplied The Post with his last three years of returns last week, contends Booker’s reluctance to be candid about earnings points to using his office for personal gain.

“It’s indicative of the fact that he’s got something to hide,” Lonegan told The Post. “It’s clear to me that Booker leveraged the office of mayor . . . to gain wealth.”

Booker raked in payments from his former law firm — which won lucrative contracts from government entities over which he had influence — even while serving as mayor, The Post first reported on Aug. 11 after combing through financial-disclosure reports Booker was required to file.

The reports don’t require, and didn’t include, how much money Booker’s former law firm, Trenk DiPasquale, gave him from 2007 until 2011. During that time, the firm raked in more than $2 million in fees from local agencies over which Booker has influence. Booker has served as Newark mayor since 2006.

Gee, forget the stock options. This is good old-fashioned graft. Pay to play. The law firm pays Cory. He sends them city contracts. Quid pro quo. Everybody gets rich, and the taxpayers get hosed.

Yeah, I’d want to hide that too. Thing is, I’m not running for U.S. Senate.