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Thoughts?

09 Jan

Personally, I like him. Not to be confused with me knowing him personally but rather his public persona. Maybe it’s because I was raised in NYS and can appreciate bluster and attitude. Which some pundits said wouldn’t play well in Iowa or Kansas. Nor will this. Talk about a bridge to nowhere….

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28 responses to “Thoughts?

  1. Cluster

    January 9, 2014 at 3:29 pm

    I am luke warm about Christie, but I will tell you that it’s refreshing he actually fired some people today and held them accountable, unlike someone else.

     
  2. Marner

    January 9, 2014 at 7:03 pm

    Christie said he was doing some soul-searching to figure why his staff thought it was okay to lie to him. He’s searching in the wrong place. He should be asking why his staff felt it was okay to be a petty, vindictive bully. He won’t have to go any farther than the nearest mirror to get the answer.

     
  3. rustybrown2012

    January 10, 2014 at 10:49 am

    Off topic, but what does what does everybody think of the statue satanists have proposed for their Capitol? I think it looks pretty cool myself – 7 ft. tall and you can sit on its lap!

    http://religion.blogs.cnn.com/2014/01/07/satanists-unveil-design-for-statehouse-statue/comment-page-15/

     
    • mitchethekid

      January 10, 2014 at 11:34 am

      It will give the seated Lincoln statue some competition.

       
      • mitchethekid

        January 10, 2014 at 6:14 pm

        The day that Billie Joe McAllister jumped off the Tallahatchie Bridge.

         
  4. meursault1942

    January 11, 2014 at 2:32 pm

    The basic dynamic with Christie is that he’s kind of a dick, so your opinion of him will vary based on who the target of his dickishness is.

     
    • mitchethekid

      January 11, 2014 at 9:48 pm

      True, but I can’t imagine someone as successful as he is being absent of forethought. Surely he considered the fluid nature of future consequences being contingent on either telling the truth or being a savant master at beguiling people. To extract this kind of retribution over an issue as petty as an endorsement: for an odds on favorite, from someone he claimed didn’t even know, is something that Palin would be identified with, not this guy. Not only has he never publicly exhibited any obsessive behavior, but to even have it enter ones’ mind to punish an entire city, affecting millions of lives and costing billions of dollars is how a sociopath would think. And it is possible to make the argument that disrupting the busiest bridge in the world is an act of terrorism. Especially given the proximity to NYC, the chaos it created, and the insensitivity to the date.
      As I said, I like the guy. Is he a bully? No. But he is mean, cruel and dismissive. And I’m skeptical about what his folksy manner portended. A person who has a public reputation of being a control freak, all of a sudden claiming blithe obliviousness to those around him? A former professional question asker?? Not questioning those closest to him? Yeah and the Dinar is going to re-evaluate.
      Sadly, the odds are not in favor of this sincere Sandy favorite. Nor does this “incident” help to reverse the flat inverse downward spiral of the Republican party and by association, the free will despising Tea what-ever-they-are.
      Like Rodney Dangerfield said in Caddyshack, “It’s the dance of the living dead”.
      And 30+ yrs before zombie chic.

       
      • Cluster

        January 12, 2014 at 6:45 am

        The Christie incident has served one purpose at least, and that is to expose the ugly partisan underbelly of the liberal media and 99% of all other progressives. The media has spent 10x more time and energy analyzing traffic cones than they have questioning the death of a US Ambassador and three SEALS, or investigating the unethical and strong arm tactics of the IRS, or the complicity of the BATF in the deaths of innocent Mexican nationals, or the lies told to the American public in order to secure passage of the progressive Holy Grail. And what is even more odd is that all of this scrutiny over traffic cones comes from the same people who heard Obama tell them that he first heard about the IRS scandal in the news, despite meeting with the IRS commissioner over 100 times. It’s a little bit beyond belief to the rational mind but partisan media all took it at face value, as they did the You Tube video, and the “you can keep it” nonsense. They didn’t even remotely question the executive privilege invoked when information about the BATF became a little too uncomfortable for the regime.

        If you all want to know why many conservatives like myself, aren’t all that thrilled with Christie, it’s because he is too much like Obama and Democrats, and this incident proves it. It’s just another Eric Holder initiated Fast & Furious program gone wrong, except in this instance, Holder feels the need to investigate. What a shocker. I guess that bear hug Christie gave Obama in 2012 didn’t earn him any favors from the chief mob boss in the White House. They are all the same. This is just Chicago politics, New Jersey style.

         
      • mitchethekid

        January 12, 2014 at 10:38 am

        This isn’t about a few indiscriminate traffic cones. ~29,000 vehicles per day cross that bridge. For arguments sake, I will presume you have never been to NY. Darrel Issa is a fool on a snipe hunt. There is not, nor will there ever be a scintilla of evidence that supports the conservative claim that the administration orchestrated by disinterest or lack of competency the tragedy of Benghazi. Even as Fox “News” continues to link sunspots to the tragic deaths of 4 Americans.
        The IRS investigated tax cheats. The fact that they were conservative organizations pushing conservative candidates who pushed conservative folly is not relevant. When there are members of congress who in all seriousness are focused on impeaching the President simply because he exists, how do you then explain the lack of evidence to support the conservative claims. Insisting that a pipe dream is real doesn’t make it so. Nor does a room full of shit prove that a pony is in it. That’s a saying, not a reality. And the more the cries of conspiracy or it’s the “media” or whatever continues, the more absurd and irrelevant those making those claims become.
        If Christie is telling the truth, not only does it conflict with an established pattern of behavior, demonstrated over a life time, but it also exposes a breathtaking lack of awareness.
        If he is lying, it’s career suicide. On the stage. Didn’t he say he was humiliated? What’s more humiliating, being oblivious or getting caught being dishonest. Sadly, this could turn out to be Nixonian. And speaking of Bill Clinton, with him it was about sex. Other than emotionally, no one got hurt. The bridge blockade caused real damage.

         
      • mitchethekid

        January 12, 2014 at 10:53 am

        cartoon

         
      • rustybrown2012

        January 12, 2014 at 9:44 am

        I see Cluster is dutifully absorbing and disseminating the latest bullshit right wing talking points. The only thing that’s been exposed is the right wing’s overactive imagination. Fact is, Obama is not implicated in any of the so called “scandals” Cluster dredges up. And good luck in your undying efforts to turn Benghazi into a scandal; maybe if you close your eyes and click your heals together three times the public will give a shit.

         
      • Cluster

        January 12, 2014 at 10:25 am

        Spoken like a true lieutenant. You’ve earned your badge.

         
      • watsonthethird

        January 12, 2014 at 11:07 am

        This is just Chicago politics, New Jersey style.

        Oh, good grief, he’s trotting out the hackneyed “Chicago politics” line. As far as the media spending no time on Benghazi or the IRS supposed scandal, this is not true. It’s just that the media’s in-depth investigations didn’t reveal the result Cluster and his fell conservatives wanted. Cluster, you and your pals are becoming caricatures of yourselves.

         
      • Cluster

        January 12, 2014 at 11:53 am

        Media’s “in-depth” investigations!! LOL. That’s hilarious. You do have a sense of humor.

         
      • mitchethekid

        January 12, 2014 at 1:02 pm

        Now now. If by “in depth” you mean getting the results you (the figurative you) want. It’s difficult to prove a negative and if any of these circumstances (not scandals by definition) were able to be pinned to the President or his administration, they would have been. He’s not exactly Mr. Popularity with the right, as you well know. It’s easier to be dismissive when the facts don’t match the rhetoric and for some strange reason, conspiracy theorists become even more convinced by a lack of evidence. Inverse correlations and all of that math stuff.

         
      • Cluster

        January 12, 2014 at 1:12 pm

        This is what I mean when I scoff at “in depth”:

        The Big Three networks, in a frenzy over New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s traffic headache dubbed “Bridgegate,” have devoted a whopping 34 minutes and 28 seconds of coverage to the affair in just the last 24 hours. By comparison, that’s 17 times the two minutes, eight seconds devoted to President Obama’s IRS scandal in the last six months

        http://washingtonexaminer.com/nets-give-bridgegate-17-times-more-coverage-in-1-day-than-irs-scandal-in-6-months/article/2541896

         
      • rustybrown2012

        January 12, 2014 at 11:34 am

        Here’s an idea for you Cluster, rather than just say Obama or Hillary are implicated in this scandal or that why don’t you provide actual evidence to back up your assertions? That’s the way normal honest adults go about things. We’re waiting.

         
      • Cluster

        January 12, 2014 at 11:54 am

        “What difference at this point does it make”? I will tell you what, if you like this President, you can keep this President. Period.

         
      • rustybrown2012

        January 12, 2014 at 12:23 pm

        Ask Cluster to back up his claims and he responds with incoherent gibberish; what else is new? He’s right about one thing though – Obama is our president and we get to keep him. What an astute political insight.

         
      • Cluster

        January 12, 2014 at 12:41 pm

        You have all the personality and sense of humor of a tree squirrel.

         
      • rustybrown2012

        January 12, 2014 at 12:47 pm

        Were you making a funny? Excuse me for missing it – everything you post is funny!

         
      • Cluster

        January 12, 2014 at 1:06 pm

        If everything I post is funny, how did you miss it?

         
      • rustybrown2012

        January 12, 2014 at 1:10 pm

        I mean it all blends together, clown.

         
  5. rustybrown2012

    January 12, 2014 at 10:30 am

    And you’ve earned your tinfoil tricorn!

     
  6. watsonthethird

    January 12, 2014 at 3:06 pm

    Cluster said:

    This is what I mean when I scoff at “in depth”:

    The Big Three networks, in a frenzy over New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s traffic headache dubbed “Bridgegate,” have devoted a whopping 34 minutes and 28 seconds of coverage to the affair in just the last 24 hours. By comparison, that’s 17 times the two minutes, eight seconds devoted to President Obama’s IRS scandal in the last six months

    http://washingtonexaminer.com/nets-give-bridgegate-17-times-more-coverage-in-1-day-than-irs-scandal-in-6-months/article/2541896

    Okay, so the Big Three networks have devoted two minutes, eight seconds to President Obama’s IRS scandal in the last six months.

    That last part is key, Cluster, because this so-called scandal officially became a non-scandal in June 2013, when it was made clear that the IRS was targeting liberal groups as well. Furthermore, after months of investigation led by your pet bulldog, Darrell Issa, there was still no evidence that the IRS treatment of political organizations was politically motivated by the White House. In other words, by June 2013 your little scandal collapsed due to its flimsy foundation. And now you complain that the Big Three networks no longer pay attention? There’s nothing to pay attention to, Cluster. But do keep reading World Net Daily for latest faux scandal news. By the way, did you know that President Obama may be a Muslim? Can you tell us how much the Big Three networks have covered that one in the last six months?

     
    • Cluster

      January 12, 2014 at 4:00 pm

      Furthermore, after months of investigation led by your pet bulldog, Darrell Issa, there was still no evidence that the IRS treatment of political organizations was politically motivated by the White House.

      My pet bulldog? Haven’t you learned your lessen about making shit up?

      But I gotta say that it is a shocker that this current regime is slow walking the investigation, and appointing political hacks to conduct it.

      Earlier this week, news broke that the Justice Department lawyer heading up the IRS-Tea Party targeting investigation is an Obama supporter and campaign donor. Records show that Barbara Bosserman, a career lawyer in the DOJ’s Civil Rights Division, donated $6,750 in 12 different contributions to Obama over two campaign cycles. She also made two contributions to the Democratic National Committee, one in 2004 and another in 2008.

      There’s nothing to pay attention to, Cluster

      If there was nothing to pay attention to, why is the regime appointing an investigator? No surprise you seem to think it’s over, though. All in a days work for dishonest Democrats. What a lovely party you belong to.

      http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2014/01/10/lawyer-irs-fbi-contacted-few/

       
      • watsonthethird

        January 12, 2014 at 5:02 pm

        Gosh, you got me Cluster. That’s probably good for another 5 or 10 seconds of Big Three coverage.

         
      • rustybrown2012

        January 12, 2014 at 5:19 pm

        Here’s your headline Cluster: “Tea Baggers Desperately Try to Fabricate Scandals as Nation Yawns, Rolls Eyes.”

        Now THAT story has legs.

         
 
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