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mac



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PostPosted: Fri Jan 10, 2014 7:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

For comic relief, Iso has topped NW with this:

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blah, blah, blah astronomical level of media bias.


Anything that is said by any media that is not promoting the Republican Party is biased. Here's a clue--that Iso won't bother to read--the media has a field day poking holes in stuffed shirts and outing bullies. From whatever party.

Or maybe Christie ate the New Jersey paper's mothers.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 11, 2014 2:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great job numbers today....almost 100 million people not in the labor force, and you guys are giddy about Christy's traffic jam?

All Christy did was show us how inept the people who run our government are....AT EVERY LEVEL AND EVERY PARTY.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 11, 2014 6:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

stevenbard wrote:

All Christy did was show us how inept the people who run our government are....AT EVERY LEVEL AND EVERY PARTY.

Those who initiated the bridge fiasco were appointed by Christi and worked in his inner office.

Seems that the managerial ineptitude starts very, very close to Chris Christi.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 11, 2014 6:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

pueno wrote:
stevenbard wrote:

All Christy did was show us how inept the people who run our government are....AT EVERY LEVEL AND EVERY PARTY.

Those who initiated the bridge fiasco were appointed by Christi and worked in his inner office.

Seems that the managerial ineptitude starts very, very close to Chris Christi.
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You mean kind of like the ACA and that website fiasco? Your point was...? Same poop just a different pile.
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keycocker



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PostPosted: Sat Jan 11, 2014 7:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well said RR and Bard.
You ever live in New Jersey? Getting even is a way of life there.it is no coincidence that Tony Soprano loved New Jersey.
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isobars



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PostPosted: Sat Jan 11, 2014 9:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

stevenbard wrote:
Great job numbers today....almost 100 million people not in the labor force

I saw that figure, too, and flat do not believe it. What I saw reported was that 90 million people who could be working are out of the work force. Not kids, not old retired people, not disabled, but 28% of the overall population ... fully 50% of all U.S. people 21 to 64 -- are people who can work, should be working, and need the income but have stopped looking or cannot find work. Delete the people in prison or disabled and they're saying more than half the working population who should be working ... isn't.

I call BS on that report, DESPITE Obama's alarmingly successful attempts to make most of the population dependent on the government.
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mac



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PostPosted: Sat Jan 11, 2014 12:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

RR--you don't seem to understand the perversity of what Christie's appointees did. Payback has long been a tradition in politics, and I have no problem with it--it is used to ensure discipline. Many years ago, on my first trip to Sacramento for a Natural Resources Committee meeting, I heard the chair, John Nejedly, quote the old line about the first rule of politics, "Don't get mad, get even."

I have no problem with Christie targeting those politicians who didn't support him for payback. But what his staff did is punish the public using a public resource--the roads they pay for. That is, quite simply, a crime. I'm guessing at least two people will go to jail.

The difference is profound, and the culture of Christie's office at least allowed it, if not encouraged it. He is a bully.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 11, 2014 12:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not a Christie fan but at least the acts of his office didn't result in any voter suppression like this little planned jam did. This was worse.
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Hillary Clinton adviser started an election-day traffic jam in 2000

12:28 AM 01/10/2014

Michael Whouley, founding partner of the strategy group tied to Hillary Clinton’s budding 2016 presidential effort, orchestrated a traffic jam to help his client Al Gore win the 2000 New Hampshire primary against Bill Bradley.

Gore campaign manager Bob Shrum wrote in his memoirs about Whouley’s last-minute gambit to use the Gore motorcade to suppress the vote on primary day, as Slate’s David Weigel noted on Wednesday.

“Michael Whouley came up with a last-ditch scheme: Send Gore into areas of southern New Hampshire where there was a lot of Bradley support among upscale voters and commuters who worked across the border in Massachusetts. Many of them cast their ballots late in the day after driving home. Gore’s motorcade — candidate, press, Secret Service, and police — could snarl traffic and keep some of the commuters from ever getting to their polling places or even trying to,” Shrum wrote.

Gore was “irate” at the “massive traffic jam” but then “Gore got the point” after Whouley explained that “they’re mostly Bradley voters.”

Whouley was one of three close officials from the strategy firm the Dewey Square Group who met with Clinton at her Embassy Row house in early summer 2013 to discuss plans for an upcoming presidential effort. Whouley also managed Clinton’s victorious 2008 primary campaign field operation in New Hampshire, eight years after pulling off Gore’s traffic jam in the state.

Whouley was portrayed by actor Denis Leary in the 2008 HBO film “Recount” about the Gore campaign.

Republican New Jersey governor and 2016 presidential prospect Chris Christie is currently under fire for actions apparently taken by members of his staff to close highway lanes in the city of a Democratic mayor who did not endorse his re-election bid, according to recently released staff emails. Christie said in a press conference Thursday that he is “embarrassed and humiliated” by the scandal and he fired his deputy chief of staff Bridget Anne Kelly.

New Jersey U.S. Attorney Paul Fishman, a Hillary Clinton fundraiser and Christie’s Democratic successor in the post, is currently investigating the matter involving Christie’s staff.


Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2014/01/10/hillary-clinton-adviser-started-an-election-day-traffic-jam-in-2000/#ixzz2q6xguZez

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pueno



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PostPosted: Sat Jan 11, 2014 12:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

nw30 wrote:
Not a Christie fan but at least the acts of his office didn't result in any voter suppression like this little planned jam did.

No, but it may have caused a death.

And it almost certainly violated state and federal laws.

But those are probably not important to you.
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mac



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PostPosted: Sat Jan 11, 2014 12:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

We know where NW washes his brain every day. In the Daily Caller, an ultra-right rag http://www.cato.org/people/tucker-carlson

If you actually read the story, you will know that both the Daily Caller and NW's spin are ridiculous. Not remotely the same, much less worse.

But never one to cite a credible or reliable source, NW remains a reliable source of unintentional ironic humor.
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