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Wildwood, NJ's Mayor Fighting To Keep Playing Kate Smith's 'God Bless America' On The Boardwalk Is Something - Even For Wildwood

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WILDWOOD, N.J. (WPVI) — Wildwood Mayor Ernie Troiano Jr. says Kate Smith’s rendition of “God Bless America” will continue to play on the city’s boardwalk. Troiano discussed the controversial issue on the Dom Giordano show on 1210 WPHT Monday morning. “(The song) will continue to play in Wildwood,” the mayor said. The mayor’s statements come amid allegations of racism against the 1930s star with a popular recording of “God Bless America.” The Wildwood mayor says everyone’s quick to be offended. “What we don’t like we’re just going to erase. And it’s whoever is offended at that time is the one that’s pushing the issues,” said Troiano. On Monday night, Action News tracked down the mayor who turned down an on camera interview. He said that he plans to talk to his cabinet to make sure they all feel as passionate about the issue as he does.

Mayor Giordano…why? Just…why? Is this really the hill to die on? I don’t know if he’s heard, but there are plenty of other patriotic songs and, yes, even hundreds of versions of “God Bless America” that aren’t currently tied to a controversial figure. There’s zero logical reason to keep on playing her version of the song other than dimwitted stubbornness or outright racism. The Fat Lady has ironically sung on Kate Smith. Can’t really argue any differently.

The biggest surprise here is that Mayor Giordano actually has surprised me with something outlandish coming out of Wildwood. If you’ve never experienced The grandparents used to take me and the brothers to Morey’s Piers once a Summer and ALWAYS high tailed it out of there before sunset. You know a spot isn’t for children when the attraction “Dante’s Inferno” that had a huge, 25 ft demon dragon literally breathing toxic smoke on you is by FAR the least scariest thing about a place. The only spot comparable is that Mexican biker/vampire bar in From Dusk Till Dawn. And not even Harvey Keital and a strapping young Clooney can take on what walks the Wildwood boardwalk at night. You know what happens on the that long demonic wooded walkway and its ensuing beaches? Oh, just stuff like this:

WILDWOOD: A Place Where You Can Get Blown On The Beach In Broad Daylight And Nobody Will Bat An Eye

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Yup. On a weekday. In front of families and kids. In broad daylight. This happened (allegedly, but even mimicking the act would be considered a violation). Where do they think they are, ummmm…Yeah they’re in Wildwood. This is exactly the kind of behavior one would expect in those parts. The least they can do is wait till nightfall or go back to their shanty and get it on in their outdoor (only) shower. Not to mention sex acts on the beach are among most overrated activities in the world. A sandy shaft is no friend to any man. I can’t imagine doing anything sexual on that dirty Jersey beach. The amount of pollution, disease, needles, piss, and puke scattered about could instantly shut down the most robust immune system.

And this:

Nothing To See Here Just A Half Eaten, Shark Devoured Dolphin Carcass Washed Up On Wildwood’s Beach

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NORTH WILDWOOD – A half-eaten dolphin washed up on a beach in North Wildwood over the weekend. Karissa Kerns, 44, of Northeast Philadelphia, told NBC10 she was visiting the 4th Street Beach Saturday with her mother and 4-year-old son around 9:45 a.m. when they noticed a fisherman reeling something in. “I thought it was a sea turtle at first,” Kerns said. As they walked towards it however they realized what it was, a dolphin that appeared to be half eaten. “The lifeguard flipped it over and you could see a shark had grabbed it and chomped right out of it,” Kerns said. “You could see the teeth marks and everything. It’s spine was completely severed. It wasn’t a full-sized dolphin and it wasn’t a baby dolphin, it was mid-sized. At that point my mom took my son away quick because he was freaked out about it.” Kerns took a photo of the dolphin as lifeguards began to move the body. “One girl grabbed it and she carried it where the trashcans are near a sand dune,” Kerns said.

This was no boating accident. The impressive fact is that rotting, half eaten dolphin carcass is still not the most repulsive site on the Wildwood beaches. It might have been the best looking mammal on that shoreline. But it may be time to close the beaches. I value my neck for a lot more than a dip in the ocean, Chief. The last thing I need is to hop in the water to cool down and piss and have to worry about getting by torso severed in two by a big ass shark. I already have to keep the head on a swivel for kids and grown men 50 years too old for the Boogie Board. Those fuckers are essentially missiles catching that gnarly 3 foot wave. So shut it down and take care of the it before someone gets hurt. There’s no need to continue to ignore this problem until it swims up and bites you in the ass.

I’d almost rather have my dick out around herpes armed with fire than that corpse. The impressive fact is that rotting, half eaten dolphin carcass is still not the most repulsive site on the Wildwood beaches. In fact, it’s probably one of the best looking animals on that shoreline any given day.

“One girl grabbed it and she carried it where the trashcans are near a sand dune.” I kid about trashing the place, but only in Wildwood can you throw a half eaten dolphin carcass in a standard beach trash can and nobody bats an eye. Seriously.

And this:

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So, yeah, kudos to the Mayor Gioraino for someway, somehow surprising everyone when it comes to the degenerate shoreline that is Wildwood, NJ.

PS – I will beat anybody in a race down any slide at Raging Waters from yesterday until the end of time. It doesn’t matter what flesh eating amoeba we’ll all ingest from being in those plague-ridden waters, I’ll be winning.

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