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
--

#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…)

Oct
27
2010
3

Chris Christie kills ARC Train project. Again.

Hey, remember the ARC Train project?

For those who don’t keep track of arcane New Jersey political footballs, the project was a long-proposed, long-delayed plan to build an underground light rail tunnel between Newark and NYC.  This project got rushed ahead by former Governor Jon Corzine –

Excuse me for a moment: former Governor Jon Corzine.  That’s still a pleasure to type out.

..who needed something flashy to try to salvage his re-election bid.  Didn’t work; and so Governor Chris Christie (R) came into office facing a program that was going to cost the state of NJ at least 2.7 billion, and probably a good deal more (the state was to be responsible for cost overruns, which were already projecting to be substantial).  So Christie killed the program(more…)

Jul
29
2010
1

#rsrh “‘Me first’ rallies.”

Via Fausta’s Blog, today’s moment of Chris Christie awesomeness.

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…the best quote from that?

…they had a rally in Trenton against me. 35,000 people came from the teachers. You know what that rally was? The “me first” rally. “Pay me my raise first. Pay me my free health benefits first. Pay me my pension first. And everybody else in New Jersey, get to the back of the line.” Well, you know what? I’m not going to sit by and allow that to go unnoticed, so we’ll shine a bright light on it, and we’ll see how the people react.

(more…)

May
13
2010
2

You know what’s a great antidote for a rotten mood?

Because I was having one: long story, but it involved wondering what I’ve been doing lately. Then I see this:

Gov Christie calls S-L columnist thin-skinned for inquiring about his ‘confrontational tone’

(See also: Hot Air, AoSHQ)

…and I realize that one thing I’ve been doing lately is helping people like Chris Christie get elected.

You’re welcome.

Moe Lane

PS: No. Get your own.

Crossposted to RedState.

Apr
17
2010
2

The WSJ Christie interview.

No, he is not available for national office: NJ is currently using him. Go get your own.

More of this, please:

NJEA President Barbara Keshishian visited his office this week to apologize for a recent email sent to thousands of teachers by a union official that included a mock prayer for the governor’s death. According to [NJ Governor Chris] Christie, the conversation went something like this: He accepted her apology immediately but asked if the email sender would be fired for “doing something that monumentally stupid.” When the union chief questioned why the man should be fired, Mr. Christie promptly ended the meeting.

That’s from the WSJ’s interview with Christie, which will be refreshing reading for conservatives who may be just a little tired of situations where political rhetoric exceeds actions.  In this particular case, the issue of the apology is just a vehicle for the real message: to wit, the Governor of NJ is not afraid of the teachers’ unions, so if the latter wants to win their current dispute with the former they’re going to have to fight for once.  Given that support for freezing teacher pay in NJ is two-to-one in Christie’s favor, the governor is in good shape here.

(more…)

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