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Chris Christie Faces The 'Bridge-Gate' Music As US Attorney Opens Inquiry - Live Press Briefing

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New Jersey Governor Chris Christie has expressed how "outraged and deeply saddened" he is by the revelations that a lone-shooter in his team would close highway lanes to exact political retribution against anyone. In the tradition of the current White House, he saw/knew/heard nothing of course. Things just escalated a little more...

  • *US ATTNY IN NJ TO OPEN INQUIRY INTO LANE CLOSURES, NYT SAYS
  • *N.J. GOV. CHRISTIE SAID TO FIRE TOP AIDE BRIDGET KELLY:NY POST

We can only hope that the 'briefing' includes a Q&A as the always fiery Christie will, we are sure, come out swinging.

 

 

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Thu, 01/09/2014 - 11:52 | 4315376 Obchelli
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Bullish for stocks

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 11:57 | 4315412 machineh
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Of course.

But a U.S. attorney, investigating a former U.S. attorney?

Whatever happened to professional courtesy? ;-(

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 12:04 | 4315455 chumbawamba
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Maybe this guy can team up with Rob Ford and they can tour together as Dumb and Dumber.

I am Chumbawamba.

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 12:29 | 4315553 SillySalesmanQu...
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Maybe they could tour as Fat and Fatter?

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 12:41 | 4315619 holgerdanske
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I find the man grotesque.

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 12:58 | 4315711 NotApplicable
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What I find amusing is that this is NO different than all the time and money spent shutting down access to federal property during the sequester.

Just SOP.

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 13:20 | 4315819 RKDS
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It's OK because he has an "R" behind his name.

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 14:03 | 4316028 BLOTTO
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Chumbz...

At least Rob Ford mostly did damages to just himself, while Christie did the damages to everyone but himself...

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 12:56 | 4315693 DaveyJones
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fat and fatist

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 11:58 | 4315417 Joe Davola
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Never too early to start attacking a potential Republican presidential candidate.

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 12:02 | 4315440 pods
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This is just a warmup for next year when we find out that he was smoking crack in his office or paid a hooker to rectally feed him chicken wings.

pods

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 12:38 | 4315596 DaddyO
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Sorry Joe, Christie is no more a republicrat than Obummer.

They all just blend together after a while...

DaddyO

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 12:54 | 4315684 A Nanny Moose
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All Statists look the same to me. Is that rayciss?

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 12:58 | 4315709 eclectic syncretist
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Eat a frickin' carrot, ya fat bastard!

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 13:10 | 4315763 DaveyJones
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hookers and chicken wings

you've got a franchize idea

 

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 14:49 | 4316174 Joe Davola
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But he has a greater chance at headlining the ticket as any other R's right now, and he really doesn't differ from the recent nominees.

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 12:48 | 4315652 NotApplicable
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Now why you gotta be so thick with the fake lefty/righty divide? They are ALL criminals!

Please go be dumb somewhere else.

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 12:55 | 4315689 A Nanny Moose
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But only gummint can effectively produce/maintain roads! /sarc -off

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 13:08 | 4315766 DblAjent
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If he were a dem, this wouldn't be a political issue.

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 13:39 | 4315923 americanreality
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Total bullshit. You don't screw with traffic.  That's a rule. 

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 13:38 | 4315907 Freddie
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I predicted he would be taken out so the RINOs can push Jeb on us.  Christie is a RINO too but the uproar over this while the media gives Obama a pass on everything is a joke.   I do not watch TV or Hollywood shit because it is all full on spin and propaganda.

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 12:34 | 4315580 Chupacabra-322
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Bullish for Crispy Kreme Doughnuts.

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 12:53 | 4315671 dcohen
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Everything is bullish for stocks. Only thing that could perhaps disrupt stocks is if wolf rayet 104 finally sent its gamma burst towards earth or if the Yellowstone volcano ripped the US to pieces, but only maybe.

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 11:52 | 4315378 Ignatius
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I'm gonna stick my neck out and make a prediction:

"It wasn't me."  --  Gov. Christie

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 11:57 | 4315410 Xibalba
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Presidential material right there.  Cookie Thumper would do us all a favor and go the way of the dodo bird.

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 11:58 | 4315418 WhyDoesItHurtWh...
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"It wasn't me, it was the Warriors"

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 12:08 | 4315471 Dead Canary
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Warriors.... come out to play-aye.

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 12:30 | 4315555 MsCreant
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Three bottles: [Clack, clack, clack, clack]

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 12:10 | 4315478 onewayticket2
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It was the video...

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 12:13 | 4315492 Hedgetard55
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+55 for the Warriotrs reference...

 

"I just like doin' stuff like that".

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 12:15 | 4315503 WhyDoesItHurtWh...
Thu, 01/09/2014 - 12:38 | 4315594 nickels
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Hiring incompetent hitmen makes him an embarrassment to gangsters everywhere.

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 13:34 | 4315892 Uber Vandal
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'Twas Him

Person 2nd to the left from center even has the same physique, and this is from 142 years ago FFS.

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 15:14 | 4316259 Emergency Ward
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"It wasn't me, it was that fucking Corzine."

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 11:54 | 4315384 suteibu
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I don't think Holder will make this one go away.  I have no basis for saying this...just a gut feeling.

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 12:07 | 4315466 NoDebt
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Holder's still busy investigating himself over that scandal about...... ah, whatever it was- can't keep track of them there's so many.  Anyway, I've heard sources close to the matter expect him to indict himself shortly, contrart to popular belief.  He's taken a "get tough" approach, starting with himself.  

So, he's obviously very busy.

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 12:40 | 4315610 DaddyO
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Thursday morning humor, good one!

DaddyO

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 15:21 | 4316277 Emergency Ward
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Such a shame that AG Holder has to be distracted by a traffic-jam scandal which must be  diverting major resources from the investigation of his own DEA/Mexican-Mafia-gun-running scandal.

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 11:54 | 4315386 QQQBall
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He/she will get booted from the staff... and in 3 months quietly be appointed to head the transporation dept. 

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 11:55 | 4315394 dobermangang
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He's as conservative as he is fit.  A very vindictive man.  Just a whiter, fatter version of Obama.

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 12:27 | 4315542 Agent P
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I'd like to see him elected in 2016 for no other reason than I think it's about damn time we had a president who really represents the people of this country, and by that I mean one who uses a scooter cart when he shops at Walmart. 

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 12:59 | 4315718 DaveyJones
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and one who wastes no time fucking up our transportation systems

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 13:18 | 4315809 Blano
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Now THERE'S a visual!!

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 11:55 | 4315398 Rising Sun
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Holder does fuck all to stop black panthers from blocking voters, but chases this like a dog chasing a firet truck.

 

Fuck you Holder - rot in fucking hell you fucking nazi

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 11:58 | 4315419 tmosley
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You've got partisan blinders on there, friend.

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 12:24 | 4315540 Rising Sun
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not really - the "large one" hasn't even had time to scrub his balls in the shower this morning and that fucking rodent Holder is already "on it"

 

cockroach Holder is a nazi that needs a bullet

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 12:31 | 4315562 Agent P
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Careful there chief...written statements like that will likely earn you a visit from some not-so-friendly gentlemen in sunglasses driving a few unmarked black Suburbans.

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 13:17 | 4315806 Blano
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Inasmuch as I agree with your premise tm, he does have a point.

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 11:56 | 4315399 thismarketisrigged
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this is the most absurd thing.

 

here we have a guy who possibly at worst caused people to be late to there locations in the closings of the bridges, yet ppl cant stop talking about it in the media.

 

yet when our asshole president covers up a terrorist attack in which 4 americans lost there lives, its pushed to the side and no one can question him.

 

fuck u obama!!!

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 11:58 | 4315415 Sudden Debt
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what can I say... people hate sitting in traffic ...

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 13:31 | 4315875 SilverIsKing
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Where is the video of the traffic jam caused by ChubGov's staff?  Some folks like watching paint dry.

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 14:19 | 4316074 PT
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Very efficient - only having exactly enough roads for the people's needs.  So glad to see they didn't waste any money by building any redundancy into the system.

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/sarc (just in case any govt types are reading.  They might need the tag.) 

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 12:11 | 4315481 pods
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Not sure I would call Benghazi a "terrorist attack" from what I have read.

More like an arms deal gone bad.  

Maybe that is why they aren't saying shit about it?

pods

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 12:42 | 4315622 DaddyO
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EXACTLY!

That's why it got rolled like Fast and Furious...

DaddyO

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 13:04 | 4315742 DaveyJones
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drugs, arms, and currency

isn't that our foreign policy?

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 13:32 | 4315880 pods
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That is about it.
Warren Zevon was only 1 off.

pods 

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 12:27 | 4315548 MeBizarro
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A 91-old young woman who was struk in the traffic jam did die because EMTs couldn't reach her through the traffic.  

Give it a rest with Benghazi.  Single dumbest thing that Fox keeps continually focusing on as if there was some massive coverup that wouldn't have been already found.  

It was either an operational screwup if you believe the official version and if you believe the unofficial version the reason no one wants to dig too deeply is because of what CIA operations were being run through the embassy and used to funnel arms out of Libyan stockpiles for Syrian militants.  Ambassador was almost certainly a former spook who was in CIA Clandestine operations.   

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 12:32 | 4315569 Angelo Misterioso
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MeBizarro - no ambulances on the other side of the bridge?

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 12:35 | 4315582 MeBizarro
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Apparently not or that could reach her in time. I didn't see the details but it would depend who handled the dispatch. 

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 12:53 | 4315680 GeezerGeek
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The other side of the bridge is New York, which is still pissed that the football Giants (who've been playing more like midgets, er, height-challenged people) moved to NJ. 

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 12:53 | 4315678 Billy Sol Estes
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LoL even the US Embassy page never listed Benghazi as a location for a consulate.

FOX has to make money to stay on air and Benghazi is the soup of the day! (month(year))

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 12:57 | 4315701 GeezerGeek
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Yeah, and one fatality in NJ due to a man-made disaster is so much worse than four Americans, including an ambassador, dying in another man-made disaster in Benghazi. All the clamor is political at this point; none of these deaths any longer matter to anybody outside a small circle of friends (and relatives). H/T Phil Ochs.

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 12:28 | 4315550 rum_runner
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Shut the hell up.  Relativism is the weakest form of argument.  "But-but HITLER!"

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 12:53 | 4315674 NotApplicable
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No, the most absurd thing is you falling for the false lefty/righty divide.

THIS MAKES YOU THEIR SELF-PROPELLED TOOL.

As always, this shit isn't that hard.

(Well, other than the part about challenging one's own false beliefs that were instilled in childhood. YMMV)

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 11:56 | 4315402 Sudden Debt
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"I can't be held responsible for the responsabilities for which I'm paid!"

 

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 12:36 | 4315585 Greenskeeper_Carl
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can't really blame him for going that route, look how well its worked for obama. At no time was the chirstie/obama administration aware of what the christie/obama administration was doing.

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 13:11 | 4315779 Blano
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And to think Christie figured he could slide by after all that So-called Superstorm Sandy Obama dick blowing.  Squirm, mofo.

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 11:56 | 4315405 B.J. Worthy
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So long, Khristie Kreme.

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 12:20 | 4315522 Bangin7GramRocks
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Hey man, nice shot........

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 12:55 | 4315691 NotApplicable
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Thanks for making me shoot coconut flakes out my nose.

(Though I hear it does wonders for the sinuses.)

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 11:57 | 4315411 tmosley
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This prick should go to prison for what he has done.  Reckless endangerment, manslaughter for those who died when ambulances couldn't get through, racketeering, and anything else that might stick.

And his punishment shoud be escalated because of his position.  Death by firing squad might be appropriate, I think.

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 11:59 | 4315424 machineh
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Or just feed him 50 boxes of donuts a day, until he expands to completely fill his cell and asphyxiates.

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 12:34 | 4315579 MsCreant
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 "feed him 50 boxes of donuts a day"

He would waste away. Isn't starvation cruel and unusual punishment?

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 13:24 | 4315836 WhiteHose
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Mr Creosote! "Its just one thin mint" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lhbHTjMLN5c

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 12:00 | 4315433 Seasmoke
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Can bullets penetrate that much blubber ?

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 12:31 | 4315564 Colonel Klink
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Fiddy cal baby!

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 12:38 | 4315593 Chupacabra-322
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I don't know. He is Fatty, Fat Fat, Fatty.

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 13:04 | 4315741 GeezerGeek
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Ever hear of the concept of equal justice under the law? He should stand in line for punishment right behind Hillery Rodham, Jon Corzine (another New Jersey connection!), Eric Holder, et al.

Let's compromise. line them all up together when the firing squad assembles. Just don't import police from NYC for the job, because their skills ensure that the casualties will be limited to bystanders.

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 11:58 | 4315416 Spastica Rex
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US Gangsterment strikes again.

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 11:59 | 4315420 Seasmoke
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If he just becomes a bundler for Obama , all will work out for the best. 

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 11:59 | 4315422 Salt
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Christie's Memoir -  "I went A Bridge To Far"

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 12:12 | 4315486 Billy Sol Estes
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"I went to a bridge to fart"

 

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 13:05 | 4315748 GeezerGeek
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Can we then fine him for endangering the environment, or at least apply a carbon tax?

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 13:58 | 4316001 B.J. Worthy
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A Bridge Too Fat

Alternately: A Fridge Too Far

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 12:06 | 4315425 Pegasus Muse
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Daily Bell Summary:  Once your credibility is shot, it's shot for good. 

Recall the Global Warmers and "Hide the Decline". http://tinyurl.com/3s5tgw5 

Now its Krispie Cream Christie doing his best SGT Schultz impersonation:  http://tinyurl.com/o3ve6nf 

Daily Bell:  

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 12:00 | 4315430 Musashi Miyamoto
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Have faith in the governor. He will eat away at this scandal until its all gone.

https://pathofmusashi.wordpress.com/2014/01/09/the-ten-commandments/

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 12:00 | 4315432 Billy Sol Estes
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Christie I'm gonna let you finish, but Benghazi was the best media (bread) circus of all time.

 

 

 

*There never was a consulate in Benghazi:

http://www.usembassy.gov/mena.html

http://web.archive.org/web/20120814172751/http://www.usembassy.gov/

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 13:09 | 4315773 GeezerGeek
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But there was a US ambassador there, and he died. And since when do words mean anything specific any longer? Fox says embassy, others say compound. What difference, at this point, does it make regardless of what we call it?

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 21:04 | 4317709 StychoKiller
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Hillary, is that you?

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 12:01 | 4315435 HUGE_Gamma
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Rand Paul 2016!

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 12:03 | 4315447 Seasmoke
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Doubt it. But he must be enjoying this. 

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 12:06 | 4315465 Billy Sol Estes
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Jub Besh 2016!

"One more wont hurt.. right?"

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 13:19 | 4315813 GeezerGeek
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The Constitution should be altered to prevent more than one person per family from holding elective office in any 50-year timespan. 

The American electorate should be smart enough to never again elect a Baby Boomer to anything. (Although I might make an exception if the electorate was stupid enough to elect me dictator.) Jeb Bush is a Boomer, as is brother George. John Boehner is a Boomer. Obama, Billary and Hillary are Boomers. Chuck U Schumer is a Boomer. See the trend?

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 13:26 | 4315852 RKDS
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I appreciate the sentiment but it won't help as long as wealthy families control the government through corporate lobbying.

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 13:41 | 4315937 knightowl77
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Hillary Clinton 2016

............ 1 more Clinton won't hurt......barf

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 14:17 | 4316066 Billy Sol Estes
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Chelsea 2024

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 12:02 | 4315441 Papasmurf
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Send out for Jumbo pizza.

 

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 12:04 | 4315457 djsmps
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Very presidential. He's late.

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 12:06 | 4315458 RogerMud
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guessing she already has printouts of her emails..

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 12:07 | 4315467 Billy Sol Estes
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Quick! We have to get something on FOX news to keep the TV watchers outraged!

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 12:08 | 4315474 Carbon Beach
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It wasn't my fault... I'm just the governor.

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 13:25 | 4315835 GeezerGeek
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Maybe he can channel Algore's statement that there is "no controlling legal authority" regarding this matter. He certainly won't repeat Alexander Haig's famous line "I'm in charge here."

Why are 99% of people who run for office such losers? Are they - women as well as men - compensating for small pricks?

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 12:09 | 4315475 Inthemix96
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I wouldnt mind a wager that this fat, incompetent fucker could eat one more tattie than a pig.

And if, in time, its found out that an ambulance, fire truck, you get the jist, couldnt get to where it needed to be, and some one died, this cunt should be put on trial for manslaughter.

Fucking imbecile.

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 12:10 | 4315480 W74
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New Jersey politics is about as corrupt as that of Chicago (and jew york) and Chris Christie is a product of that environment.  If he ascends to the presidency he'll likely do far more damage than Obama or Bush.  Hard to imagine, but he is a child of NJ politics and if he's willing to screw over hundreds of thousands to get "revenge" on a small time mayor you can think hard about his willingness to throw any American under the bus.

I'll also make the claim here that Christie is just another Israel-firster warmonger although keeping moderately quiet about that for now, but will change his tune when it comes to primary time.  I envision Christie going the John McStain psycho warmonger fucktard route.  Plus he's a glutton as it quite evident and while that may have worked for Taft, in these modern times it's an indication (though not proof I will admit) of other serious personality disorders.

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 12:34 | 4315576 HamRove
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He would drone strike your mother for a cool 50 dollar bill as POTUS. Gauranteed or your money back!

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 12:16 | 4315483 LoneStarHog
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If the OTHER half of Obozo had a BIG, FAT, WHITE kid, he would look just like...

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 12:13 | 4315493 Reaper
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If it looks like a swine, if it acts like a swine, is it a swine? Expect lots of mud wallowing as an ex-justice attorney brawls with a present justice attorney.

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 12:37 | 4315590 MsCreant
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But, but, my silk purse?

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 12:46 | 4315591 MsCreant
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Thu, 01/09/2014 - 12:13 | 4315496 Blano
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Man the US atty. was on that in record time.  He/she has nothing better to do?

Disclaimer: I'd actually love to see a TeleNegro minion take down Christie, one less RINO to deal with in the primaries.

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 12:37 | 4315588 MeBizarro
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Don't you need to go cut some holes in your white sheets for the rally this weekend?

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 13:07 | 4315754 Blano
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Sarcasm ain't rayciss, Mr. Sharpton.

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 12:18 | 4315512 Hedgetard55
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Barry pulls the "I know nothing" routine about Fast and Furious, Benghazi, AP, IRS and a dozen other scandals and the lamestream says nothing.

 

Christie Kreme tries it and they throw him to the wolves.

 

Christie needs to find a black ancestor, quick...

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 12:38 | 4315599 MsCreant
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Can wolves get indigestion?

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 13:32 | 4315881 GeezerGeek
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Or maybe he should just switch to having a 'D' after his name. Worked wonders for Charlie Crist (another CC!) down here in Floriduh. Oh, wait, not all the Dumocrats in the Sunshine State are all that keen on having a former Republican governor run as a Dumocrat against a current Republican governor. 

Still, I'd rather see Christie debate Hillary Clinton in a Democrat primary than in a presidential election. 

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 15:35 | 4316356 Things that go bump
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If, as many believe, Obama is little more than a figurehead, it is entirely within the realm of possibility that he knew nothing about those things. I believe the government is entirely captured and the country is run by unelected committee, quite beyond the reach of voters. The 3 branches of government get their orders from that particular board of directors. We can speculate on the membership of that board. I believe that many of the alphabet agencies have gone entirely rogue, have accumulated vast power over the decades, have their own agendas prinicipally concerned with increasing their scope, power and funding, and are answerable only to their own chains of command. The board of directors may be in for an unpleasant surprise with regards to a hostile takeover. There have been rumors since the Bush administration.

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 12:18 | 4315514 “Rebellion to t...
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This fat disgusting slob is one cream puff away from a massive grabber.

Send the mother f'er baked goods if you want him gone.

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 12:19 | 4315516 F.A. Hayek
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If you like your obese politician, you can keep your obese politician.

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 12:20 | 4315525 Yen Cross
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    Cristie = Häagen-Dazs®    poster boy.
Thu, 01/09/2014 - 12:22 | 4315534 Yancey Ward
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Christie wasn't going to win the Republican nomination anyway, but this finishes the deal.  If just one person can be shown to have died or suffered physical harm due to the unneeded lane closures (and there is a story already reporting that such a person existed), then someone is going to ass-pounding prison and Christie may be forced to resign.

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 13:35 | 4315898 GeezerGeek
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So do you think this was set up by some Tea Party flack? Is the aide responsible for this related to anyone in the Tea Party?

Either way, it's those dastardly Republicans denying medical attention to the sick, dying, needy...well, you know how the mantra goes.

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 12:23 | 4315538 stant
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Que bud dywer. What a nice shot man

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 12:44 | 4315629 Billy Sol Estes
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Will never happen with our short attention span congress.

1987 - Screw over tax payers in bribery case, overcome with remorse, commit suicide.

2013 - Screw over everyone, feel no remorse, do it again because it feels good.

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 12:46 | 4315643 Clueless Economist
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WOW saw Bud Dwyer eat that magum uncut on noon news in a Philly bar.  Everyone was like "HOLY SHIT!!--- you see that!"

They stopped the tape on future newscasts.

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 12:24 | 4315541 Platinum
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Gov. Christie reminds me of a little boy in school who's being forced to apologize, but can't bring himself to take on much more than guilt over "other people's actions of which I had no knowledge". The more "emotion" displayed by "da gov", the more guilty he looks.

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 12:32 | 4315556 MeBizarro
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It still baffles me why Christie and his aides would go out of their way to punish a politically insignficant mayor in such a direct and foolish manner.  There are much more subtle ways than a gov can and always does punish his political enemies. 

Christie has his good/bad personality traits but his willingness to be so trite and amateurish is really disconcerting.

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 12:42 | 4315623 MsCreant
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Except that so far, he is acting kinda guilty, I shared your view to the point of even wondering if he had been set up.

If I am in his shoes and I am innocent of this, I am out in front of it begging folks out of house to come in and investigate. Of course then again, I would need to have nothing to hide...

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 13:40 | 4315929 GeezerGeek
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Everyone has something to hide these days, even if they don't know it. Fabricating stuff, whether incriminating or exonerating, is too easy. Just ask the NSA. Or the guys who did that birth certificate.

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 12:30 | 4315560 HamRove
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These guys never know what is going on. If its bad PR they were duped or ignorant and sleeping at the wheel. If it's good PR then he was at the very ceter of it, in fact it was his fuggin idea.

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Thu, 01/09/2014 - 12:38 | 4315595 SillySalesmanQu...
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Aaaaand there goes the Sta-Puff Marshmallow Man's chance to win the Rethuglican nomination in 2016. Just let him finish his term as N.J.'s Gov. and give him a lifetime pass at The Golden Corral Buffet.

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 12:39 | 4315598 ebworthen
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Just wait until Billary is on the case.

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 12:39 | 4315603 HUGE_Gamma
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the only reason this is an issue is because it affects his presidential aspirations.

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 12:41 | 4315612 vincent
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Wow, shocked at the pettiness of politicians?

I don't blame Christie. He probably did not know, but he enabled it. The power hungry staffers who surround these politicians are the same ones who rotate into the private sector. These sorts of antics are badges of honor for some of these narcisistic fucks.

I'm not a big fan of the Governor, but the shitsorm that is likely ahead regarding formal investigations, coupled with investigative reporting of past pettiness could very well be his undoing.  A handful of presumptive candidates will be all too willing to assist in the coming investigations. More theatre, nonsense and time wasted, infringing upon the progress of important business.

We're just fucked.

Next up... The entire Middle East going up in flames

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 12:41 | 4315613 wisehiney
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Hey fat boy, the buffet is now open! Shut up and go get it.

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 12:41 | 4315616 smart girl
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They have been doing it in CA and Utah too. Just blocking off lanes, seeing if anyone will notice or get pissed off. WELL WE ARE PISSED OFF.

 

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 12:42 | 4315624 firstdivision
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You mean to tell me that politicians are willing to injure citizens in order to spite someone from another party?!?  I cannot, will not believe it.  Next you'll try to tell me that politicians sacrifice American lives to secure natural resources in faraway countries for private US companies to profit from.

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 12:44 | 4315631 imbtween
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Glenn Beck wins with "Fat & Furious"

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 12:45 | 4315634 Last of the Mid...
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Nothing like a good RINO-fucking on Tee Vee. Pass the jelly do-nuts

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 12:47 | 4315642 Papasmurf
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It's improbable that Cristie wasn't involved.  This interview has gone on way too long for a simple denial.  He has progressed from denial to begging.

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 13:00 | 4315722 ebworthen
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Precisely.

Clicked on this 10 minutes ago thinking I had missed it already.

What's that saying about 1,000 lies to cover the first one?

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 13:07 | 4315755 Chaos_Theory
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He should just reply to every question with "WHAT DIFFERENCE DOES IT MAKE???"  I hear that line is like verbal teflon.  

Historically I wouldn't be surprised if a NJ politician (which should be listed as a simile for gangster) was giving orders to this effect.  I also wouldn't be surprised if he's nothing more than another King Henry II saying "will no one rid me of this troublesome priest!!!" and having one of his boot-licking minions hop on a horse to murder Thomas Becket. 

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 13:21 | 4315824 Papasmurf
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If he was not involved, he should have ended this interview after five minutes.  He's now spent an hour answering the same question again and again.  He's trying to convince people and thinks talking longer and longer will work, or he just craves the attention.

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 13:40 | 4315926 Chaos_Theory
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That's not how the self-important journalists think or act (unless they're at a WH press conference).   THEY are the gatekeepers and decide how long to grill their target.  Plus, they each deserve their time to ask the same question but in a slightly different way (with the hope their target flubs or slightly changes his answer so they can claim a "gotcha" moment and claim a kill). 

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 12:49 | 4315656 vincent
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He needs to stand out there until the entire press corp calls for a pee break

 

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 12:53 | 4315679 replaceme
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I wanted to like him, but he's a f*cking pudgy bully.  Probably make a great president, with where the bar has been set.  F*ck him.

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 12:57 | 4315700 cornflakesdisease
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That aid needs to be prosecuted for manslaughter and go to jail:

http://www.northjersey.com/fortlee/GWB_lane_closures_delayed_EMS_respons...

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