Jun
05
2013
7

Tweet of the Day, You Don’t Have To Agree… edition.

…but you should probably take the argument seriously.

 

One thing that Sean said rings particularly true: “The battlefield of presidential politics is littered with the bones of politicians who started thinking about Iowa before tending to their own re-election efforts.” I should also note that a lot of people – including me, some days – are simply assuming that Cory Booker’s social media-friendly persona will beat out Frank Pallone’s I-buried-the-bodies-so-of-course-I-know-where-they-are machine politics methodology in a primary.  If that does not happen, then the odds of a GOP upset go a little bit higher; after all, it then becomes an off-year, off-date special election where the Old White Guy beat out that nice Mayor who gets along so well with Governor Christie.  Every little bit helps.

Again, you are not required to agree with any of this.

Moe Lane

May
07
2013
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Tweet of the Day, Taking A Pleasure Cruise Through Surreal-Infested Waters edition.

Classical reference.

Mar
12
2013
3

New Jersey Democratic Mayor to… it’s too comprehensively fun to summarize, sorry.

It’s hard out there for a New Jersey Democrat:

East Brunswick Mayor Dave Stahl will head to the Colonial Diner (located at 560 Route 18 N) [Tuesday] morning at 10:30 a.m. and announce his intention to (1) endorse Chris Christie AND (2) switch parties (3) AND run as a GOP candidate for State Senate this fall. That’s Buono’s seat.

‘Buono’ being ‘Christine [Barbara*] Buono,’ who Chris Christie is currently beating in a head-to-head poll 58/22; Christie is currently getting the support of 1/3 of NJ Democrats, including (the last time I checked) my mom.  I’m mentioning that last bit because my mom (who I dearly love) is practically a Trotskyite; if this keeps up then I may not even bother to declare DOOM.  It’d be… cruel.  I never did that to Alvin Greene or Tara Hollis, after all. (more…)

Oct
11
2012
4

QotD, Chris Christie Has A Point edition.

From his Esquire interview:

My wife says to me, “Why did you make our son be a Mets fan? You coulda let him be a Yankee fan and he coulda been happy.” I said, “As a Mets fan, he’s going to understand pain and disappointment. Other losses that he experiences in life, he’ll keep in perspective.” You don’t change your loyalty.

To be a Mets fan is to be an intimate in the mysteries of pain.

Via

Jun
02
2012
1

#rsrh Chris Christie joins Amazon.com in supporting the Marketplace Fairness Act.

I see that Hot Air is reporting on at least the first half of this – essentially, that Chris Christie has come out in support of the Marketplace Fairness Act (MFA), a law that would set up federal guidelines for collecting sales tax online – but based on the comments there I’m not sure if enough folks really understand the situation here wrt Amazon.com.  It boils down to this: contrary to popular belief, Amazon.com does not oppose the MFA.  It in fact supports it.  This is ostensibly because the MFA promises to standardize sales tax collection methods… but it’s mostly because Amazon.com’s business model actually is largely reliant on third-party vendors. (more…)

May
16
2012
4

#rsrh “BOOKER!”

Dammit, Cory, come on over to the Dark Side.

We have cookies.  More importantly, we have voters who will vote for African-Americans on a statewide level.

 

Oct
04
2011
4

#rsrh What will it take for people to admit that Chris Christie is not running?

Reportedly, the press conference that New Jersey Governor Christie has called today for 1 PM is to indicate, yet again, that he is not running for President in 2012. Which, given the way that people have ignored all previous attempts by the man to tamp down speculation, will not do a darn thing to end said speculation.

What does Christie have to do? Eat a puppy on national television*?

Moe Lane (more…)

Aug
26
2011
1

#rsrh Chris Christie: “Get the h*ll off the beach.”

Yes.  This is good advice.

Let me tell you: there’s nothing like hearing the Governor of New Jersey tell people who live one town over from your widowed mother (living six blocks from the ocean) to stand not on the order of their coming, but go at once.  Gives you a certain urgency to the day.

Jul
08
2011
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#rsrh Almighty taking sides in New Jersey budget fight?

No, of course not – although I seem to recall something from my misspent teenaged years about people confidently declaring that God was a Republican.  Can’t remember for the life of me whether or not they were being sarcastic – or how they were being sarcastic, either. 

One thing’s for certain, though: Senate President Steve Sweeney ain’t going to be saying “May God strike me down dead if I lie…” anytime soon:

Lightning Almost Hits Christie Foe On TV: MyFoxPHILLY.com

Gotta wonder how close the strike was, though.  That kind of looked like a two-for-flinching moment for Sweeney, there (yeah, like I wouldn’t have dived for cover)…

 

Jun
16
2011
2

Chris Christie’s… NAZI JERSEY!

Today’s let’s-urinate-on-the-memory-of-Nazi-victims comes to us courtesy of  Communications Workers of America International Vice President Christopher Shelton, who seems to be having difficulty telling the difference between murdering millions of people in literal carload lots, and ending public sector employees’ ability to collectively bargain over how much of said people’s work-offered health insurance policies has to come out of their pocket.  And by ‘be having difficulty telling’ I mean ‘is too cognitively impared to recognize.’  Watch the video yourself before you tell me I’m wrong:

Yeah.  When the first words out of your mouth include “Welcome to Nazi Germany,” (and you end by threatening to start World War III in your home state) you have a problem with your rhetoric.  Because, generally speaking, the ability to claim that one is in a fascist dictatorship and police state that ruthlessly suppresses dissent and persecutes minorities and get away with it is usually an unsubtle hint that one is in fact not in a fascist dictatorship, etc, etc, etc.  People who are actually in fascist dictatorships, etc, etc, etc, generally don’t bring up the subject in public.  And they certainly don’t do it over a loudspeaker. (more…)

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