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Replaying Chris Christie's Epic Anti-Boehner Meltdown

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Earlier today, in what can only be summarized as an epic meltdown, NJ governor Chris Christie proceeded with an even more epic rant against House speaker John Boehner, in narrow terms, and House Republicans in broader, for killing the $60 billion Sandy Assistance bill, whose funding would have offset one full year of the just legislated tax hikes on the rich which would add $62 billion annually to the Treasury (or alternatively would have been unfundable for the next 2 months while the US struggles to pay its mandatory bills courtesy of having breached the debt ceiling). Alternatively, all Americans could just agree to accept less welfare and entitlement benefits to show their solidarity for New Jersey and fund the recovery of the Tristate area by a "shared sacrifice" instead of going the default route and demanding even more deficit spending - something that would naturally saddle the next generation with even more pain, not the current, far more entitled one - but in this country that is an absolutely ludicrous proposition. Below is a clip of the entire Christie performance which is a must see for sheer indignation entertainment value alone.

While we understand Christie's frustration and escalation in what is obviously a personal vendetta between the two men, as so often happens, much was left unsaid. For example the fact that the proposed bill was also chock full of pork spending such as:

  • $150 million in funding for fisheries in Alaska,
  • $5.3 billion to the Army corps of engineers,
  • $56.8 million for charting the debris from last year's Japanese tsunami,
  • $41 million for eight military bases including Guantanamo Bay
  • $100 million for the federal Head Start day care program,
  • $188 million for new Amtrak lines (not repair, new lines)
  • $20 million for a nationwide "water resources priorities study", 
  • $4 million for the ... Kennedy Space Center?

And others. Some more from the Weekly Standard:

One of the big objections to the bill was that Senate Democrats had filled it with pork.

 

In fact, "Democrats expanded the legislation during a mark-up to include not just areas affected by Sandy, but also to provide money for 'storm events that occurred in 2012 along the Gulf Coast and Atlantic Coast within the boundaries of the North Atlantic and Mississippi Valley divisions of the Corps that were affected by Hurricanes Sandy and Isaac,'" we reported previously.

 

The expansion of the bill was a way to provide a financial incentive for senators from red states--"two Republicans senators from Alabama, Mississippi, and Texas, and the one Republican senator from Louisiana"--to vote for the bill. "The Sandy kickbacks provide an incentive for those Republicans to vote on the bill," we wrote.

Yet, the war may already be lost by Boehner. The Hill reports that the first thing sacrificed by Boehner is what he prized himself in most: one-on-one talks with Obama - those are now over.

Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) is signaling that at least one thing will change about his leadership during the 113th Congress: He’s telling Republicans he is done with private, one-on-one negotiations with President Obama.

 

During both 2011 and 2012, the Speaker spent weeks shuttling between the Capitol and the White House for meetings with the president in the hopes of striking a grand bargain on the deficit.

 

Those efforts ended in failure, leaving Boehner feeling burned by Obama and, at times, isolated within his conference.

 

In closed-door meetings since leaving the “fiscal cliff” talks two weeks ago, lawmakers and aides say the Speaker has indicated he is abandoning that approach for good and will return fully to the normal legislative process in 2013 — seeking to pass bills through the House that can then be adopted, amended or reconciled by the Senate.

 

"He is recommitting himself and the House to what we've done, which is working through regular order and letting the House work its will,” an aide to the Speaker told The Hill.

 

The shift could have immediate ramifications as Congress heads into its next showdown over raising the debt ceiling and replacing steep automatic cuts to defense and domestic spending that are now set to take effect in March. It will also impact other presidential priorities like immigration reform and gun control.

 

Republican lawmakers say they expect the House majority to draft and pass its own debt-ceiling proposal, which would then add pressure on the Democratic leadership in the Senate.

 

For Boehner in particular, it will be easier said than done.

What this means is that the debt ceiling debate, which culminates in 59 days, is now open for everyone, and as a result the compromise will be that much more difficult.

Boehner and his aides have said the Speaker remains committed to a principle he first articulated in 2011 — that any increase in the debt limit must be accompanied by spending cuts and reforms that exceed the amount of new borrowing authority.

 

The Speaker is also expected to resist Obama’s push for another increase in taxes to offset the restoration of spending cuts from sequestration. “As far as we're concerned, the tax issue is off the table,” the Boehner aide said.

 

Conservatives, however, are likely to want even more.

 

“I’m looking for dramatic and drastic spending reductions,” Rep. Jeff Duncan (R-S.C.) said Wednesday.

 

The influential editorial page of the Wall Street Journal on Wednesday urged Boehner to “from now on cease all backdoor negotiations and pursue regular legislative order.” Linking to the article, a top adviser to Boehner posted on Twitter: “That’s the plan.”

 

Another aide cautioned that Boehner is not cutting off all contact with the president. "It doesn't mean the Speaker isn't going to meet with the president or talk to the president" when appropriate, the aide said.

 

Duncan said he was encouraged by Boehner’s commitment in recent days to return to “regular order,” saying it was imperative that the House not simply accept bills driven by Democrats in the White House and the Senate.

If anything, the sudden change in Boehner's MO will simply mean that it will be more complicated to mask the fact that when it comes to spending and deficits, the two parties are really one. But if it does indeed lead to more openness and transparency at least the myth of a more democratic process may return for a few more weeks.

It will also make the next season of Congressional theater, that which picks up in 2013 with a focus on the Debt Ceiling where the 2012 Fiscal Cliff season left off, that much more exciting and dramatic. Just as intended.

 

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Wed, 01/02/2013 - 19:03 | 3116677 lunaticfringe
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Geezus, I kind of like the guy. Down arrow away.

Wed, 01/02/2013 - 19:03 | 3116679 j0nx
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Payback for him all but blowing Obama after sandy rolled through. Christie is pretty much single handidly to blame for 4 more years of the bungler. Let him call his pal in Hawaii to have him ask his buds on Wall Street to float jersey a loan for the repairs. I hear they are good for it. Why should the rest of America pick up the tab on a bunch of mostly annoying fucks with obnoxious accents that primarily vote for democrats anyway? Decisions got consequences bitches and payback is a mofo. Maybe boner can tell Christie to go fuck himself like he did with Reid. That's about the only thing boner ever did that I approve of.

Wed, 01/02/2013 - 20:50 | 3117056 lakecity55
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Hey, Fat Boy, I hope Barry's Dick tasted good, 'cause that's all yer gonna get.

He got his hero of hurricane photos and u got rolled.

Wed, 01/02/2013 - 21:23 | 3117166 j0nx
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I know for real he got mad rolled by the bamster and he doesn't even know it. And Christie has the nerve to blame his OWN party for this shit. What a joke. Just when you think the guy can't fuck his own party anymore he goes and outdoes himself again. I swear to GOD I'm sick and fucking tired of RINOs. Either be a dem or not be a dem. Stop being a dem in repub clothing.

Wed, 01/02/2013 - 19:03 | 3116681 rodocostarica
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Hey fat boy send out the tax folks to collect from all the folks working for cash fixing the places that should never have been built in the first place. You allowed building 20 yards from the beach and you now complain. Sell some bonds and fix it yourself.

Wed, 01/02/2013 - 19:08 | 3116701 Critical Path
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This is the age of expecting someone else to have assumed your responsibility, at all levels

Wed, 01/02/2013 - 19:14 | 3116730 Freddie
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+1

The retards thought that the NE ocean never gets storms and 20 yards from the ocean was a nice idea.  Barrier islands were there for a reason.

Very shitty construction in the NE too.  The homes are made with pizza boxes or something. Real crap.

 

Wed, 01/02/2013 - 19:05 | 3116686 Critical Path
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Objections aside on whether you agree or disagree on the "relief" bill.  I think the major take-away from this is how these clowns just cannot pass up an opportunity to fold in their spending addiction, no matter what the intended bills purpose is for.  I mean, they just cannot help themselves.  What an epic disgrace our political situation has become.  Just when I start to think it cannot get any worse, they prove me wrong.

Wed, 01/02/2013 - 19:07 | 3116696 Zer0head
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wait for Thursday and the Speaker vote, that will be a treat and good for the Hill insiders to skin a bit more

Wed, 01/02/2013 - 19:15 | 3116737 Freddie
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Cantor and Boner both are a joke.  Two RINOs.

Wed, 01/02/2013 - 20:54 | 3117072 PLira
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Don't forget P Ryan. True faux Rethug if i've seen one.

 

Wed, 01/02/2013 - 22:10 | 3117308 HellFish
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I'm starting to get a man crush on Feddie.

Wed, 01/02/2013 - 19:06 | 3116694 nobusiness
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How does he give great credit to the NJ Senator when nothing was accomplished??? 

Thu, 01/03/2013 - 01:14 | 3117763 HurricaneSeason
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The Senator, along with others, "Worked tirelessly" asking for money.

Wed, 01/02/2013 - 19:07 | 3116702 akak
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Jersey Snore.

Wed, 01/02/2013 - 19:09 | 3116707 docj
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You know, there's a part of me that says "Screw it, we're going bankrupt, but someone keeps sending us new credit cards so I'm going shopping - gonna buy me a big pile of new iCrap, some HD 70" plasma, a massive pron library, the works."

To heck with it. The generation that is most immediately to be screwed by this farce (the 20-somethings) voted in huge numbers to re-elect the taupe messiah, so lube-up, kids. You voted for an eternity of debt-slavery. My generation (the 40-somethings) were too busy doing whatever to stand-up to our parents (the 60-somethings) who inflated this disaster into a full-blown planet-killing plague of debt.

Let it burn.

Wed, 01/02/2013 - 19:09 | 3116708 Cunnial
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Reckon he could self-fund half the bill if he stopped eating twinkies... Fat fuck.

Wed, 01/02/2013 - 19:09 | 3116710 TrulyStupid
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Who does this guy think he is ..... Netenyahu?

Wed, 01/02/2013 - 19:10 | 3116715 Downtoolong
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At least give Christie credit for showing us all again that it's not really about being a Republican, Democrat, Socialist, Communist, or any political party.

It's about money honey. What a surprise.

 

Wed, 01/02/2013 - 19:11 | 3116717 max2205
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Alternatively, all Americans could just agree to accept less welfare and entitlement benefits to show their solidarity for New Jersey and fund the recovery of the Tristate area by a "shared sacrifice"

Damn that's funny!

Wed, 01/02/2013 - 19:13 | 3116720 Canadian Dirtlump
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maybe he should have borrowed Frank Marshall Davis jr's amex black card when he was wadling around with him in the post sandy press op in one of his XXXXXL monogrammed gubernatorial fleece coats.

 

the concept of something being "pork filled" isn't always good chrissie.

Wed, 01/02/2013 - 19:13 | 3116724 Bunga Bunga
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financial institutions aid = 3.7 trln

Wed, 01/02/2013 - 19:14 | 3116726 steve from virginia
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@ Christie:

 

"We need to get this aid package ... to get our economy moving ..."

 

The US borrows because the state cannot, the US must borrow to 'get the economy moving'. It's not just hurricanes, there must be ongoing borrowing to keep the economy from the abyss.

 

Someone needs to tell Gov Christie that at some point ... maybe soon ... there will be no more aid coming, no more borrowing, no more subsidies, no more free money

 

Our economy is an unsupportable burden upon our economy!

 

 

Wed, 01/02/2013 - 19:19 | 3116757 cougar_w
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Everyone knows the money will run out shortly. So they will be taking any opportunity to make a grab for $50B or so.

Running up a big bar tab just before you skip town is a hallowed American tradition.

Wed, 01/02/2013 - 19:42 | 3116820 Salon
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I am trying to get now while the getting is good.

If I have given up on America I think most other's have too.

Wed, 01/02/2013 - 19:16 | 3116745 walküre
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Congress voted for a pay raise, voted for the pork in the bill and voted against paying for a rebuilding effort from Hurricane Sandy.

Interesting. NJ is going to look like shit for years to come. Nobody is going to carry the costs. The state is broke or near broke like the rest. People are not going to invest into rebuilding unless there's some payback down the road.

Wed, 01/02/2013 - 19:16 | 3116749 formadesika3
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- ... the good people in congress, and there are good people in congress... - Christie

correction: there was one good person in congress.

Wed, 01/02/2013 - 19:17 | 3116751 I am a Man I am...
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Come on guys, like all politicians, he is trying to get his tax dollars back from the thieving federal government and is seizing the opportunity with the latest natural disaster.  

Wed, 01/02/2013 - 19:22 | 3116762 conspicio
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When Christie isn't busy jerking off to Michele Brown pix he keeps on computer, or visiting the Bristol Myers Squibb wing of his vacation home, he contemplates the politics of "they're not talking about me" and thus, this is what we get.

Screams (or is it squeals...it is always hard to tell through his leather mask with the mouth zipper) for "passing the bill" no matter the content are good for wall to wall coverage for him and his fucktard buddy Pete "Never met a Mooslim I like much" King.

 

Today a publicity whore stooged as a leader and tomorrow...myocardial infarction.

Wed, 01/02/2013 - 19:23 | 3116766 Joebloinvestor
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Next time it will be different.

 

 

 

 

 

 

hahahahahahaha

Wed, 01/02/2013 - 19:25 | 3116770 bshirley1968
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Christy has a point.  When we start paying for everyone else what excuse do we use to stop.  I don't think they should get any welfare but we have given so much to so many how can we justify stopping now.  Not without a fight anyway.

I don't really understand the problem because I know that 90% of the damage was covered by insurance and probably over insured.  I was in the industry for 12 years and worked the Andrew hurricane.  I personally wrote out a million in a one week period.  I was there for two 4 week stints with a major carrier.  There is plenty of money there to handle this mess.  That is why we have insurance, right?  Christy just wants his fair share.  He figures the other govenors hit the lottery when they got busted with a hurricane so why can't he get his?  I agree with that logic.

If the republicans want to swim with these sharks they had better wise up or they are done.  Hell, they many be done anyway.  The Kenyan from Chicago is here and here to stay.  You can feel the change in his attitude since he won his second term.  He thinks he's a damn king.  It will take more that the wimpy boy Speaker to deal with his crooked ass.  We need someone like Gingrich to step up and have some back bone to tell Idi Amin "NO!" and damn well mean it.  Don't see that happening anytime soon.  This is only going to get uglier.

Wed, 01/02/2013 - 19:46 | 3116838 Freddie
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Gingrich is a CFR member with Bill Clinton.  He and Romney were owned by Sheldon Adelson (Las Vegas Sands).   Gingrich was in there to keep Santorum from beating Romney.  Romney stole MI, OH, WI and a few others from Santorum.  The late evening theft was identical to what Obama did to Romney.   It all happened in the cities.

Hussein thinks he is king now.  He can rig any election now.  Allen West might have stood up to the king but they made sure to steal his election.

Wed, 01/02/2013 - 19:56 | 3116879 Dingleberry
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"Christy has a point"?  

Look this up:

HYPOCRISY

Wed, 01/02/2013 - 20:21 | 3116964 negative rates
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That's why insurance is just another ponzi, which owes me plenty.

Wed, 01/02/2013 - 19:26 | 3116772 cameldojo
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He's a great Politician. PORC for his constituants, and garnering votes from local dems and repugs alike. Sad that he's revealed himself though. At one time I thought he was different.

Wed, 01/02/2013 - 19:27 | 3116776 strangeglove
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Did you see the Unicorn shitting skittles on the flag behind Peter(I mean the Fat Guy). And is that Vodka in the water bottle he is holding?

Wed, 01/02/2013 - 19:27 | 3116778 Salon
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Calvin Coolidge said it right.

He denied aid after a Mississippi flood.
It is not the responsibility of the central government.

If states want to form multi state insurance cooperatives in a voluntary manner then by all means go for it.

Wed, 01/02/2013 - 19:44 | 3116825 Poofter Priest
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Oh yeah....that was a 'great' president *sarc*

Wed, 01/02/2013 - 19:49 | 3116851 Salon
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I guess to be a great president you have to spend a lot of money and propose lots of new laws.

Wed, 01/02/2013 - 20:19 | 3116961 Poofter Priest
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There were things Coolidge did that I agreed with.

But there were some things that knocked him down from being 'great'. The support of the prohibition act was a 'Federalist' move.

Wed, 01/02/2013 - 19:33 | 3116788 Element
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no more bi-partisanship poppy-seed topped muffins!? ... does he really want to go that far? ... seems a bit harsh ...

Wed, 01/02/2013 - 19:33 | 3116790 efiniti
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And not a single tear was shed that day

Wed, 01/02/2013 - 19:33 | 3116791 Seasmoke
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Could be payback for the Obama dribble that still on his fat face. Plus I keep telling people the rest of the country he is not only as fat as a RINO, he is a fucking lying RINO.

Christie is a fraud and my gut tells me dirty ( but that's just a guess at the moment. But being NJ, a good guess)

Wed, 01/02/2013 - 19:34 | 3116792 Fix It Again Timmy
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Sorry, we're fighting terrorists in Afghanistan to keep the Jersey shore safe, support the troops, stop your bitching and pitch a tent - do your patriotic duty.  Money for shells, not shelter 'cause we're fighting them over there so we don't have to fight them in Sandy Beach....

Wed, 01/02/2013 - 19:36 | 3116800 Seasmoke
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I am getting lots of pissed off people walking away from me lately ( which is fine ). I told them this would happen. I told them you know how you only live on a bay and don't like the millionaires on the ocean. Well guess what the people who live in a swamp, a dust bowl and the desert don't like you. That's how it goes. These dopes in NJ are shocked.

Wed, 01/02/2013 - 19:38 | 3116803 yogibear
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Obama told Christie to see Boehner. 

 

Wed, 01/02/2013 - 19:46 | 3116807 Poofter Priest
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I'm not a repug...but Christie is right. People need help and the union is suppose to support those within the union needing help at times like this.

Disaster relief bills should not have riders on them. This should not be a hostage situation.

But this is certainly pointing out the major problem with our government in that it is freezing up...or fossilizing.

Wed, 01/02/2013 - 19:48 | 3116849 Freddie
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But this is certainly pointing out the major problem with our government in that it is freezing up...or fossilizing.

The major problem with our government or our country is that it is - BANKRUPT

It is over. Pay attention.

Wed, 01/02/2013 - 20:06 | 3116908 Poofter Priest
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And why is it frozen up?

Because the goverment has quit acting for the best of the 'people'.

Enough attention for you?

Wed, 01/02/2013 - 21:37 | 3117201 keesooi
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And when, might I ask, did government ever act for the best of the 'people'?  

Just curious.

Wed, 01/02/2013 - 19:52 | 3116863 Salon
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Your kind of thinking is how we got to this point in the first place.

Wed, 01/02/2013 - 20:06 | 3116913 Poofter Priest
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WFT?

Can you explain that position and how it applies to this disaster aid?

Wed, 01/02/2013 - 20:05 | 3116904 Shizzmoney
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Cantor is only helping because he wants the Speaker's Gavel.

Christie on the other hand, I must say, the events of the past 3 months have been setting up nicely for him in terms of being the populist politican for a future 2016 run.  It will be interesting if these comments come back to bite him in the ass from the GOP Establishment (who holds the cash...and thus.....the power).

Wed, 01/02/2013 - 20:07 | 3116919 Poofter Priest
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Yeah, look how well it turned out for Ron Paul when he spoke up against his own party politics.

Wed, 01/02/2013 - 21:12 | 3117123 GMadScientist
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Look, dipshit; they loaded up a bill with so much unrelated pork that it was unpassable.

You wanna blame someone, blame the stupid staffers that made that 60B sausage!


Wed, 01/02/2013 - 19:38 | 3116808 grunk
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We went from the Fiscal Cliff straight to the Fiscal Beach.

Wed, 01/02/2013 - 19:42 | 3116819 q99x2
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No one is going to take care of the states. It is time to secede from D.C.

Wed, 01/02/2013 - 19:46 | 3116835 icanhasbailout
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Only a matter of time before Christie moves to ban trans fats and 16 oz. soft drinks.

Wed, 01/02/2013 - 21:52 | 3117265 andrewp111
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No he won't. If he banned Trans Fats, how would he get his van load of Krispy Kreme donuts every morning?

Thu, 01/03/2013 - 01:14 | 3117761 icanhasbailout
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NJ governors have a long tradition of breaking the laws they push hardest onto the public. Remember Seatbelt Nazi Corzine's 90+mph wipeout on the NJ Turnpike? No seat belt, and a cop for a driver.

Wed, 01/02/2013 - 19:48 | 3116836 Jack Burton
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Republican "Golden Boy" becomes Republican's "Public Enemy Number One"!

Not long ago this guy was attacking the Union thugs who teach school and getting rave reviews for his efforts to silence these union budget busters.

Now he appears to have gone over to the "Dark Side" by praising a Black Kenyan Muslim extremist socialist". That this former Hero of the Right could go so off the rails has sealed his fate in the Republican party.

I think this Fat Boy has become history. Hillary Clinton may get a break as the FOX news crew will be totally occupied with the assault on this turncoat who sucks up to the Kenyan for money. A whore by any other name.

Sort of funny actually! Seeing so many people trying to come to terms with this former Hero turning into a complete traitor. As Reagan said "Do not speak ill of another Republican" Like the former Communist Party of the Soviet Union, "The Party demands Loyalty to the agenda of the party." The fat boy has broken Reagan's and Lenin's cardinal rule of party loyalty above all else. His fate is sealed.

Wed, 01/02/2013 - 21:17 | 3117143 GMadScientist
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Last time I checked, that's how parties disappear.

It's not like the Pugnicants have had an awesome field to chose from...thinning that already rarified herd may not be the brightest long-term move, regardless of the inherent catharcism.

Thu, 01/03/2013 - 01:15 | 3117766 icanhasbailout
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Christie is a technocrat. The only reason he's against unions is because they suck up the money other interests want. On pretty much every other issue he's a standard northeastern Democrat.

Wed, 01/02/2013 - 19:50 | 3116854 onewayticket2
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life imitates art....

 

Flounder thought he was gonna score and instead....

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zOXtWxhlsUg

 

 

Wed, 01/02/2013 - 19:52 | 3116862 caimen garou
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this is better than WWF, in this corner weighing in at a healthy 500lbs killer chris cristie! and in the other corner weighing in at 265lbs, big cry baby boehner!  lets get it on!

Wed, 01/02/2013 - 21:51 | 3117256 andrewp111
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And between rounds, Christie's team could refuel him by shoving Krispy Kremes down his mouth with a toilet plunger.

Wed, 01/02/2013 - 19:54 | 3116871 are we there yet
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Christie and Bohner look like they have pms and cry like little girls. If Christie started useing Boehner's tanning gell they could go steady. A marriage of democrats and republicans behaving like the Kardasians.

Wed, 01/02/2013 - 21:11 | 3117115 GMadScientist
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Christie's definitely an angry top.

Wed, 01/02/2013 - 19:55 | 3116875 zen0
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If Christie gets hot enough, isn't there a danger, with all that mass, that he would melt through the earth and end up in China?

Wed, 01/02/2013 - 21:48 | 3117250 andrewp111
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No. Fat is very combustible, and we would have a mega SHC event. The governor's palace would go up in a mega inferno.

Wed, 01/02/2013 - 19:55 | 3116877 rodocostarica
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jack has it nailed. Fxxk this fat ass turncoat. He is a lib in size 50 coat

Wed, 01/02/2013 - 19:59 | 3116888 Meatballs
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A lot of you folks really make me laugh. If it was your back yard you'd be screaming and first in line. Let the junking begin, all you anonymous heros.

Thu, 01/03/2013 - 02:56 | 3117886 IrritableBowels
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So where in Jersey are you from?

Wed, 01/02/2013 - 20:00 | 3116891 stinkhammer
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get in my belly fat bastard!

Wed, 01/02/2013 - 20:01 | 3116895 Shizzmoney
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While we understand Christie's frustration and escalation in what is obviously a personal vendetta between the two men, as so often happens, much was left unsaid. For example the fact that the proposed bill was also chock full of pork spending such as: $150 million in funding for fisheries in Alaska, $5.3 billion to the Army corps of engineers, $56.8 million for charting the debris from last year's Japanese tsunami, $41 million for eight military bases including Guantanamo Bay $100 million for the federal Head Start day care program, $188 million for new Amtrak lines (not repair, new lines) $20 million for a nationwide "water resources priorities study", $4 million for the ... Kennedy Space Center? And others. 

OK, then take it out and pass whats just needed for the folks in NY/NJ (hell, I dont mind the Southern states either) to help settle with damages, claims, in-need supplies, and to help state governments to pay bills for infastructure.

The fact A) the pork was put in there and B) not acknowledged by Democrats (who put it in there) or Republicans (who have to call the bill to the floor for it to be voted on) was because C) no one wanted to discuss the bill due to the fact that D) the Presidency, no matter who it is, along with Congress......... has absolutely no fucking balls to cut the bullshit.

Folks, whe nyou are up in the clouds like me, when you view the shit over the last five days, this is why our government fails at life..................and why it is so obvious that they, with the oligarchs, burn this place to the fucking ground.

 

Wed, 01/02/2013 - 20:03 | 3116902 azzhatter
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hey christie you slobbering fucking pig. take obamas dick out of your fat ass pie hole before you speak

Wed, 01/02/2013 - 20:10 | 3116927 MyBrothersKeeper
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60 B is a lot of jack.  How many people need temp housing etc to tie them over until insurance does their job?

Why doesn't Christie call his best buddy Obama??

Wed, 01/02/2013 - 20:55 | 3117051 bunnyswanson
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This may be the scenic route to depopulation and redevelopment of once residential property.  Gaining access to prime real estate at bottom dollar prices is on the other side of these disasters.  Who is purchasing the land, foreign investors/industrialists.  Displacing the people through war can be done by destroying their villages and infrastructure benefits an agenda that is unfolding before our eyes.  Monopolization is placing all the jewels the planet has into the hands of a group of men who are hidden from the view we have. 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kX6iXYwOM8k

Idle No More is in movement up north.  It is a matter of interest that no cops/riot teams showed up.  If I thought about it with the information I only partially know, it would be because the site of a force pushing the native inhabitants off the ground they were vanquished to in the first place is going too far.  Theresa Spence, First Nation's chief has been on a 20 day hunger strike waiting to meet with S. Harper, who has refused to acknowledge her existance.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/story/2013/01/02/idle-no-more-prostests-unity.html

This aint no disco.  We are facing extinction via inability to obtain/retain the necessities of modern day life (shelter/food).  Checks will end.  And the jobs are not coming back.  FEMA camps are not for disaster victims apparently.  You need to stop and think for a minute about the possiblity of ending up like this:

http://www.internal-displacement.org/8025708F004BE3B1/(httpInfoFiles)/EE38D98F4E82DC0EC1257810002EC3CA/$file/Mexico_Dec2010.pdf

Internally displaced people due to drug wars in Juarez, Mexico number at 230,000 in 2010.  26,400,00 people worldwide - have been displaced due to unbearable living conditions.  Border detention camps in EU are at full capacity.

This is by design.  I look at everything as being connected.  It's a cat and mouse game and I believe they throw crumbs, to amuse themselves.  Out of touch with reality, so powerful they can buy or ruin anyone into cooperation or take them off the map entirely, one way or another. 

http://www.internal-displacement.org/8025708F004CE90B/(httpPages)/22FB1D4E2B196DAA802570BB005E787C?OpenDocument

Who is an IDP? IDP is short for “internally displaced person”. Some 26 million people worldwide currently live in situations of internal displacement as a result of conflicts or human rights violations. They were forced to flee their homes because their lives were at danger, but unlike refugees they did not cross international borders. Although internally displaced people now outnumber refugees by two to one, their plight receives far less international attention.

Many IDPs remain exposed to violence and other human rights violations during their displacement. Often they have no or only very limited access to food, employment, education and health care. Large numbers of IDPs are caught in desperate situations amidst fighting or in remote and inaccessible areas cut-off from international assistance. Others have been forced to live away from their homes for many years, or even decades, because the conflicts that caused their displacement remained unresolved. "  (edited to add link - I proof my comment after I post it :P

Wed, 01/02/2013 - 21:01 | 3117092 Meatballs
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As much as you (and a lot of folks who make these arguments) would like it to be true, spending is created in one place and one place only, and it ain't the Oval Office.

Wed, 01/02/2013 - 21:18 | 3117148 GMadScientist
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Phones are still out?

Wed, 01/02/2013 - 21:31 | 3117189 SoCalBusted
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I heard that the entire state budget of NJ is 30B.

Wed, 01/02/2013 - 20:16 | 3116942 ZeroFreedom
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Hey NJ, NY and Conn go to Wall Street and your Hedge Funds to fund your recovery and rebuilding. What about your insurance you are suppose to have? I do not want or should pay for their problem. Enough is Enough. Throw in the pork and the whole bill I hope would be defeated since alot of spending is not related at all to any storm damage.

Wed, 01/02/2013 - 20:17 | 3116949 Miffed Microbio...
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The ravings of that fat petulant whore make me sick. In 2003 the Cedar fire was ignited 5 miles from my house. After burning more than 300,000 acres, 2000 homes and killing 16 people it was ranked the largest destructive fire in CA history. We were without power for 3 months. Luckily we had a generator, food storage and had enough propane to get by due to careful rationing. A few of our neighbors lost their homes. Unfortunately most were underinsured. No government programs helped them. Some managed to rebuild but others had no other choice but bankruptcy. The FEMA stories i heard were terrible. In 2007 the Witch creek fire started 10 miles from my home and was the second largest fire in CA history. It displaced 900,000 people and 500,000 were under mandatory evacuation ( we were included but ah, we tend to ignore stuff like this) which exceeded Katrina. My husband and I managed to get our generator to help a friend who managed to save his house by violating mandatory evac. All others who complied lost their homes. Once again the "government aid" stories were legendary, so much fraud and red tape... some things never change. Bottom line is we live in a fire prone area. Therefore we prepare for the inevitable and, no, I don't expect the government to save my ass if it gets burnt. Perhaps those living in the Sandy devastation need to make their own assessments...prepare for a repeat in the future or relocate. Is this just too difficult? Too pragmatic? Have we really turned into a nation of helpless, wining spoiled brats? Well...I think it's time for a drink.

Miffed:-)

Wed, 01/02/2013 - 21:04 | 3117099 pndr4495
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You are ABSOLUTELY RIGHT about the theme of being self sufficient and prepared for the worst ( even expecting it ) ; and I live within a 1/2 mile of the Atlantic Ocean in central New Jersey.  This habit of phoning home to THE FEDERAL RESERVE ( masquerading as The Federal Government ) after every natural disaster has to stop.  The country cannot afford the vig to THE FEDERAL RESERVE , a private banking cartel.

Wed, 01/02/2013 - 20:27 | 3116982 ZFiNX
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The shiteth hath hiteth the faneth...eth.

Wed, 01/02/2013 - 20:28 | 3116985 Marge N Call
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Pork!!

I think they hit fat bastard disguised as a republican a liiiiiiitle too hard. Poor fatass, go back to your donuts and free lunch as the D.A.

Give me a break, like that fat fuck EVER cared about anyone but himself, let alone the taxpayers OR victims of the storm.

Problem is that he thought Obama's cock was a giant tootsie roll in his mouth!!!

 

Marge

Wed, 01/02/2013 - 20:41 | 3117016 rsnoble
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Sorry Twinkie we have a new world order to install that's costing too much to be bothered with your miniscule problems.

Wed, 01/02/2013 - 20:43 | 3117024 chump666
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And NY/NJ just got hit by Obama's/Boehner oil inflation 'tax'.

Those money printing ass-wipes.

 

Wed, 01/02/2013 - 20:44 | 3117025 MedicalQuack
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Ok I'm tired of this fear of math that seems to permeate....we have this official Plos One study that is full on done with MRI testing and so forth about the fear of math creating physical pain. It's time we start stuffing members of congress into MRI's so we can diagnose this and fix them:) I know this is satire here but darn if might not help out <grin>. Some members just could be Algo Duped beyond repair and as a country we need to know that:) We have already been duped with Barbara Walters asking Chris Christie if his weight is an obstruction to do his job...good response by the way on his part.

http://ducknetweb.blogspot.com/2012/10/algo-duping-plos-one-journal.html

Let's reach out and fix these folks as they can't make laws with financial reform this way, Wall Street overcame their fear of math...well if they ever had it to begin with:) Now they need some “real” technology to work together and start with the same numbers…like IBM Watson and even the lowest denominator we elect with tech knowledge with speech recognition can participate and the thing processes 3 millions pages in about 2 seconds so they can start modeling law for goodness sakes. In the meantime banks wipe all the fannies.

http://ducknetweb.blogspot.com/2011/04/ibm-watson-capabilities-being-pitched.html

Listen to this former quant who’s knows how models are built, they better do some for laws pretty quick. Ok so what's next, his weight again to distract..lol. 

http://ducknetweb.blogspot.com/2012/12/cathy-oneil-mathematicianquant-wall.html

Wed, 01/02/2013 - 20:43 | 3117026 rsnoble
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Not much a rant.  Would be a lot cooler if the heart doctor hadn't told him to chill out or have a heart attack. Furthermore........just spewing bullshit so he can get in the presidency and fuck everyone. Fuck politicians all these motherfuckers are evil and bought off.

Wed, 01/02/2013 - 21:05 | 3117028 Dr. Engali
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Christie you ignorant slut! Just Shut the fuck up You whiny bitch. I didn't hear you mention Obummer when you ticked off your little list. You were quick enough to mention the Bushes, but some how Obummer holds no responsibility. Maybe you are just sucking the wrong dick.

Wed, 01/02/2013 - 21:44 | 3117234 Marge N Call
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Go easy on him; how would you feel if you suceked the wrong dick? I would feel pretty bad. Then again, I suck my man's dick because he's my man, not because I am a whore.

Wed, 01/02/2013 - 20:54 | 3117071 10044
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was this christie's audition for 2016 presidential run??

Wed, 01/02/2013 - 22:21 | 3117338 Marge N Call
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Ha! If so, Hilary, vaginal clot and all, is going to wipe the floor with lil chubby.

Wed, 01/02/2013 - 21:06 | 3117105 Lin S
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Fat bitch needs to STFU and go on a diet.  Disgusting slob.

Wed, 01/02/2013 - 21:08 | 3117108 GMadScientist
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At this rate, they'll be granting aid packages a few weeks before the disaster in no time!

Wed, 01/02/2013 - 21:14 | 3117129 dolph9
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Damn, when is a heart attack or stroke going to put this fat fuck out of his misery.

Wed, 01/02/2013 - 21:18 | 3117151 GMadScientist
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It's the red wine...it thins the blood! ;)

Wed, 01/02/2013 - 21:25 | 3117172 SoCalBusted
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Christie's true colors are coming out more and more.

What he shouild have said was, "Hey guys, why don't you strip out the pork from this bill and give us the true relief we really need."  Instead, he just gives a wink and nod to the receipients of pork (knowing that his turn for pork will be coming soon).  And then slams people for wanting to take a closer look at it.

What a sham.

Wed, 01/02/2013 - 21:26 | 3117178 Stuck on Zero
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There's nothing I would like better than to pay more taxes so that New Jersians can build more clap trap summer homes on the beach to be leveled by the next hurricane. 

 

Wed, 01/02/2013 - 21:45 | 3117225 newengland
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Fat pig fights fat pigs in CONgress. 

If first fat pig wanted to assist the people instead of fighting the other fat pigs, then he would not have bent over for crypto-Communist Obama and others after Hurricane Sandy whereby the residents who pay the fat pig's way are still suffering, and he got stuffed by his new celebrity pals and fellow crypto-communists Democrats.

Same for you, CONgressman King. Do us a favor. Fuck off, and die.

Keep close to the Constitution, genuine community, guns,, gold, silver...and prepare to defend yourseslf against the venal pigs of federal politics; the liars, corporatists, fascists who exploit you, community and capitalism.

Wed, 01/02/2013 - 21:44 | 3117229 andrewp111
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Chris Krispy Kreme can't even be bothered to salt or sand major interstate highways in advance of the post Christmas snowstorm, so I say screw him.  Let him stew in his own juice and cut something else (like pensions) to pay for storm damage.

And forget the "debt ceiling". Obama will mint trillion dollar Pt coins if Congress fails to raise it. A non-event.

Wed, 01/02/2013 - 21:44 | 3117236 shushup
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I love the way he starts out naming all the presidents that provided aid in so many days and then for Sandy he switches to congress and the speaker. what a pig.

Wed, 01/02/2013 - 21:54 | 3117257 newengland
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The fat pig is stuffed full of pork pies (lies), and shows his orifice to anyone that will fill his pocket, plural.

Die, bitch Christie, liar, no different than Corzine former governor of New Jersey, ex Goldman Sacks chairsatan, and the 'go to guy' on finance according to Obama and serial crook Biden of tax exempt Delaware - before Corzine fcd MF Global and paid back JP Morgue.

Christie has been humiliated by those he trusted, and they despise him more than those who elected him. No one likes a traitor loser. Christie is a fat pig loser, a chancer, willing to open his orifices to anyone that pleases him. Goodbye, fat pig.

Wed, 01/02/2013 - 22:23 | 3117341 Marge N Call
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You forgot to mention he's a fat fuck.

LOL.

Wed, 01/02/2013 - 22:35 | 3117373 newengland
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Yep. He might be a fat fuck, but who knows? I pity the bint who tried it :-)

Wed, 01/02/2013 - 21:57 | 3117274 syntaxterror
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How's O's ball sack taste fat boy?

Wed, 01/02/2013 - 22:00 | 3117279 QQQBall
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After winning re-election, Obama was heard to ask... "Christie who?"

Christie should have called out the bitchez that added the pork.

 

$60 Billion? Wasnt the national deficit like $400B total in 2000? 

 

Wed, 01/02/2013 - 22:03 | 3117287 killallthefiat
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Dear Gov Christie,

 

Zees is only because most American think New Jersey should be underwater.

 

Respectfully yours,

Mikhail Prokhorov

Wed, 01/02/2013 - 22:07 | 3117298 newengland
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The fat pig politicos of New Jersey should swim with the fishes, not the people who trusted them naively.

Wed, 01/02/2013 - 22:03 | 3117290 Tourist2008
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Aren´t New Jersey and New York at the zenith of wealth worldwide? Billions of $$$$ per square mile? And a Governor who is so obese that the term "tightening your belt" loses all meaning ....

... poor lambs!

Wed, 01/02/2013 - 22:08 | 3117300 newengland
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Trite comment.

Wed, 01/02/2013 - 22:09 | 3117305 QQQBall
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I smell an executive order coming :)

Wed, 01/02/2013 - 22:11 | 3117312 walcott
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Mayber a celebrity biggest loserthon with Christie pledging to give up some pounds for dollars.

Wed, 01/02/2013 - 22:14 | 3117319 QQQBall
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Watch Watchers - the official sponsor of NJ!

Wed, 01/02/2013 - 22:17 | 3117327 newengland
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Watch and see. New Joisey knows a guy who knows a guy. The fat pig sold out his own people. New Joisey will deal with him in time honored ways.

And that Corzine bitch, in due time.

Wed, 01/02/2013 - 22:19 | 3117333 jmc8888
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Um..the Army Corps of Engineers is the type of people that do alot of this sort of work.  They had a plan for New Orleans for decades, didn't get built, Katrina happens, and is Bush's fault (along with every administration since at least that plan was created, and of course since it still hasn't really been implemented, every future one as well...though at least something was done).

There was another plan that was making the rounds a few years ago in regards to NY and NJ regarding just this sort of Sandy occurrence.  Would of cost $20 billion or so.  Oops.  Christie gave no play on it.  Bloomberg didn't.  Obama didn't.

So in a sense Christie is just as much as fault as Boehner is.  He had a chance to champion coastal defenses with a good plan, but didn't.  Whoops.  But OK, now it's AFTER the incident.  Well it does need to happen, and the Army Corps of Engineers isn't pork, that's the meat of the rebuilding. 

The rest listed is pork, but funding the ACOE to do their jobs in fixing and upgrading after Sandy is well, what is needed.  People need to stop thinking via the rules of monetarism, aka not what the founding fathers set up here in America (it's what it devolved into).  It's the mindset they were escaping from.  This is an instance where you utter credit, and tangible needed shit gets built.   But hey we didn't utter 20 billion when we needed to, now we need to borrow 60 billion (for a half ass job inside of a bullshit monetary system).   Same thing with New Orleans and other areas. 

Glass-Steagall

Wed, 01/02/2013 - 22:28 | 3117345 newengland
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Corporatist bitches fill their pockets with tax money and whine when the Republic is defenseless against the turn of tide and time.

You are right. The Republic thinks of what is practical, not what is political: the fat pigs like Christie and his ilk including his new best bum boy Obama.

The Republic is practical, not central control political money grubbing self serving.

Glass Steagall: agreed.

Wed, 01/02/2013 - 22:27 | 3117354 Freddie
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Mentions some poor New Jerseyians were without power some as long as 14 days.  F you!   When I lived in Florida - we were without power for 14 days and some people waited longer.

We did not tell the good ole boys from the SE power companies and from all over that they had to join the ******g union like NJ did. We had power companies from as far as Canada.  They were all the salt of the earth working dawn til dusk and into the night.

I bet a lot of things are still not fixed because NJ and Christie want union scale on any projects. Idiots.  NJ and NY have some of the biggest insurance companies.  Let them and reinsure maven pay for it.  Go find the $1.5 billion that the former NJ Gov Corzine stole. Cut back on the taxpayer money Senator Menendez uses to pay for and stiff underaged prostitutes.

Thu, 01/03/2013 - 02:20 | 3117861 ItsDanger
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I know for a fact that some Canadian workers from the hydro companies were turned away down in NJ or NY (forget which state). 

Wed, 01/02/2013 - 22:32 | 3117367 ThePhysicist
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Vote up if you too are sick of this fat RINO.

Vote down if you still like the fat bastard.

Wed, 01/02/2013 - 22:40 | 3117381 topspinslicer
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Shut the effer up fat pig boy!!!!

Wed, 01/02/2013 - 23:07 | 3117434 Real Estate Geek
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 $20 million for a nationwide "water resources priorities study"

I don't like the sound of that, because if we got water, they the feds will want it.  I surmise that the study is due to Obama's recent executive order RE:  National Defense Resources.

 

Wed, 01/02/2013 - 23:21 | 3117488 newengland
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Yep.

See how they let no crisis go to waste, and audit the nation's resources while evading an audit of their ways including the non-Federal Reserve Board.

Only the brain dead or TV worshippers fail to see how last night's vote in CONgress is confirmation of a one party state, feuding among its own, with contempt for the people who pay for it.

Wed, 01/02/2013 - 23:05 | 3117442 pacu44
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Why would anyone live in an area where storms could do this???

 

As someone who lives on the Gulf Coast, I had to ask that to those folks up North who would say this to us after Katrina...

Wed, 01/02/2013 - 23:45 | 3117569 Pascal1967
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If Mr. Fat Ass wouldn't have given Obama a blowjob, on his knees begging for money like a frickin loser, then Romney would be President. We'd still be in a hell of a mess, but that selfish fat fucker put HIMSELF and his hatred of Romney over everythng else. Fuck that fatty, and NO bailout money for the dumbasses living in their seaside resort towns. fuck 'em!

Thu, 01/03/2013 - 01:01 | 3117748 Supernova Born
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The Biggest Loser is a TV show too.

Thu, 01/03/2013 - 02:08 | 3117846 Audacity17
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Hey Christie...call your mancrush, Obama, maybe he can give you the money.  Alternately, go FUCK YOURSELF.

Thu, 01/03/2013 - 02:18 | 3117859 ItsDanger
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Thats what you get for hugging Obama.

Thu, 01/03/2013 - 04:53 | 3117978 Right Wing Nut Job
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So this has got to be the fastest transition between parties in history huh?  From GOP convention keynote speaker to raging lib in under 10 weeks.  Is he under the impression that the federal government is required to bailout a bankrupt state that failed to budget for weather emergencies?  Or that admitting that he thought he had an illegal arrangement with congress to siphon tax payer funds is going to garner him empathy from the very people he purports to victimize?  

 

The kind of man who wants the government to adopt and enforce his ideas is always the kind of man whose ideas are idiotic - H.L. Mencken

 

What happened to people at least having the dignity and respect to show up with their hats in hand and ask for help instead of demanding your money?

Thu, 01/03/2013 - 05:32 | 3117999 ebworthen
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Hey now, the fisheries in Alaska will increase the Salmon tail fin flaps per year, which will increase Pacific ocean flow southward, whilch will circulate southward, pushing colder water northward, which will prevent Nor'easter's.

I'm working on a Federal Grant for $12 million to study this, please contact your CONgres-persons.

Thu, 01/03/2013 - 08:06 | 3118095 Pay Day Today
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Just electronically print the money needed to mobilise the resources to repair New Jersey infrastructure and get New Jersey small businesses back on to their feet. Don't see what the problem is.

Thu, 01/03/2013 - 08:44 | 3118143 Monedas
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I'd like to see Christie cross the Delaware river in the middle of winter in a small boat .... today would be nice ?

Thu, 01/03/2013 - 09:16 | 3118204 Venerability
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He may not be Nelson Rockefeller - but he's a far sight better than what the GOP has offered us the last two elections.

And now that dyed-in-the-wool Conservative - but distinctly NOT Tea Party nor Bircher - Peter King is enraged at the Loonies, the re-emergence of a Centrist GOP Party of Yes is finally beginning.

Thu, 01/03/2013 - 12:24 | 3118845 polizeros
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Boehner and the Teapublicans are paper tigers. They huff and puff then and then at the last possible moment invariably roll over and give up. This has happened at least four times on budget negotiations in the past couple of years.

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