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Posted 27 May 2010 - 03:50 PM

Love this guyChris Christie rides again

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Posted 22 June 2010 - 07:19 PM

Tell me when the last time you have seen ANY elected figure be this candid

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Posted 22 June 2010 - 07:30 PM

View Post85suited, on Tuesday, June 22nd, 2010, 9:19 PM, said:

Tell me when the last time you have seen ANY elected figure be this candid
This guy is quickly becoming a political hero of mine. My favorite video of him:Chris Christie calls report thin-skinned
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Posted 23 June 2010 - 04:57 AM

View Posthblask, on Tuesday, June 22nd, 2010, 10:30 PM, said:

This guy is quickly becoming a political hero of mine. My favorite video of him:Chris Christie calls report thin-skinned
HB - another great video...Let him fix New Jersey, then fix the US....

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Posted 23 June 2010 - 08:49 AM

I watched a couple videos of this guy, and I really like him as well.I don't know anything about him other than a quick scan of his Wiki page. Does anyone know if he has aspirations to run for President?

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Posted 23 June 2010 - 08:55 AM

I 100% vote for this guy for president of everything. His one problem would be his accent, but hey, if america can handle a texas accent, they can handle a jersey one.
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Posted 23 June 2010 - 08:58 AM

I just saw Jersey Boys in Vegas last night.I would vote for him if he breaks out in song every time something happens in the world
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Posted 23 June 2010 - 09:07 AM


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Posted 23 June 2010 - 09:16 AM

View PostFCP Bob, on Wednesday, June 23rd, 2010, 10:07 AM, said:

Schools should get their budgets cut in half. $10,000+ a year per child is a joke. Most of it funds the bureaucracy, not the actual teaching of students. Any politician who steps up and shuts down the teacher's union would get my support for life.We had a woman principle at our local school that my kids attended. She was cheating on her husband with the vice principle's husband. The principle's husband took a gun and killed the vice principle's husband, the VP and their 6 year old son.The principle was placed on paid administrative leave for 4 years, with a 6 figure salary.She later was given another school to principle over.Unions in the schools have destroyed the US education system, it cannot be fixed
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Posted 23 June 2010 - 09:20 AM

View Post85suited, on Tuesday, June 22nd, 2010, 8:19 PM, said:

Tell me when the last time you have seen ANY elected figure be this candid
heart Christie.I could not help but notice the older woman in the background (with the white hair and glasses in the lower left) of that video. was she talking to someone, an invisible friend, spazzing out??? (at about 2:40 in)



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Posted 23 June 2010 - 12:00 PM

View PostFCP Bob, on Wednesday, June 23rd, 2010, 11:07 AM, said:

I'm a little surprised at his answer here, but he does have a point: it would be an empty symbolic move. Even if he cut his salary to $0, that's still doesn't even make a dent in NJ's budget, whereas a tiny cut for teachers leads to millions in savings. Having said that, he should've said, yeah, I'll take the same cut teachers take.Also, I don't think he's a saint; there is word that his latest budget, while filled with cuts, has several large million-dollar deals for some friends.Even with that though, he's still in the top 1% of politicians -- just because he says what he's going to do in clear, plain English, then does it.
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Posted 23 June 2010 - 09:56 PM

View Posthblask, on Wednesday, June 23rd, 2010, 1:00 PM, said:

I'm a little surprised at his answer here, but he does have a point: it would be an empty symbolic move. Even if he cut his salary to $0, that's still doesn't even make a dent in NJ's budget, whereas a tiny cut for teachers leads to millions in savings. Having said that, he should've said, yeah, I'll take the same cut teachers take.Also, I don't think he's a saint; there is word that his latest budget, while filled with cuts, has several large million-dollar deals for some friends.Even with that though, he's still in the top 1% of politicians -- just because he says what he's going to do in clear, plain English, then does it.
Let's not fall for the trap we fell for in the last election.We elected a guy from Chicago, then act surprised when he acts like a Chicago politician.This guys from Jersey...
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Posted 23 June 2010 - 10:11 PM

View PostBalloon guy, on Thursday, June 24th, 2010, 1:56 AM, said:

Let's not fall for the trap we fell for in the last election.We elected a guy from Chicago, then act surprised when he acts like a Chicago politician.This guys from Jersey...
Touche.I don't know much about the guy, but I'm certainly for a politician who is willing to speak his mind. Now, if he were intelligent and had good ideas, that'd be nice too.Of course, the reason that politicians can't every say anything real anymore is because of us. It's a product of having a 24 hour news media cycle where the slightest blip or "gotcha" moment instantly goes on Youtube and then the Daily Show and then Fox News etc etcI mean, Presidents always had intense scrutiny, but never before did congressmen, senators, governors and the like have this much attention.Now, don't get me wrong, I'm all for watching our politicians intently and making sure they follow the law, their jobs, and the will of the people. But what I'm not for is attacking people for soundbites, for personal issues, and the like. This is what leads politicians to preferring to keep their mouths shut.

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Posted 23 June 2010 - 10:17 PM

View PostLongLiveYorke, on Wednesday, June 23rd, 2010, 11:11 PM, said:

Touche.I don't know much about the guy, but I'm certainly for a politician who is willing to speak his mind. Now, if he were intelligent and had good ideas, that'd be nice too.Of course, the reason that politicians can't every say anything real anymore is because of us. It's a product of having a 24 hour news media cycle where the slightest blip or "gotcha" moment instantly goes on Youtube and then the Daily Show and then Fox News etc etcI mean, Presidents always had intense scrutiny, but never before did congressmen, senators, governors and the like have this much attention.Now, don't get me wrong, I'm all for watching our politicians intently and making sure they follow the law, their jobs, and the will of the people. But what I'm not for is attacking people for soundbites, for personal issues, and the like. This is what leads politicians to preferring to keep their mouths shut.
The ENTIRE reason we have freedom of the press in the first amendment is to watchdog these scumbags.They have been failing at their job for too long.
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Posted 23 June 2010 - 11:27 PM

View PostBalloon guy, on Thursday, June 24th, 2010, 2:17 AM, said:

The ENTIRE reason we have freedom of the press in the first amendment is to watchdog these scumbags.They have been failing at their job for too long.
First of all, no, that's not the entire reason. The reason is that it would be insane for a government to take such a right away, and the founders were trying to make a good government when they designed the constitution, not a crazy one.And don't get me wrong, I'm all for watching our politicians intently and making sure they follow the law, their jobs, and the will of the people. But what I'm not for is attacking people for soundbites, for personal issues, and the like. This is what leads politicians to preferring to keep their mouths shut.

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Posted 23 June 2010 - 11:45 PM

View PostLongLiveYorke, on Thursday, June 24th, 2010, 12:27 AM, said:

First of all, no, that's not the entire reason. The reason is that it would be insane for a government to take such a right away, and the founders were trying to make a good government when they designed the constitution, not a crazy one.And don't get me wrong, I'm all for watching our politicians intently and making sure they follow the law, their jobs, and the will of the people. But what I'm not for is attacking people for soundbites, for personal issues, and the like. This is what leads politicians to preferring to keep their mouths shut.
1st, politicians can't keep their mouth shut. Period.2nd, Why not have them get torn apart with soundbites, they do it every election cycle
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Posted 22 July 2010 - 05:10 AM

An article describing the Governor's bold idea to have his government take over the struggling Atlantic City casino business while relinquishing control of sports arenas in the Meadowlands.http://www.nytimes.c...2casino.html?hpThis is either crazy or crazy like a fox. I guess eventually we'll find out which one.

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Posted 22 July 2010 - 05:56 AM

View PostLongLiveYorke, on Thursday, July 22nd, 2010, 9:10 AM, said:

An article describing the Governor's bold idea to have his government take over the struggling Atlantic City casino business while relinquishing control of sports arenas in the Meadowlands.http://www.nytimes.c...2casino.html?hpThis is either crazy or crazy like a fox. I guess eventually we'll find out which one.
Well, he just pissed off everyone who lives in north central jersey. And he already pissed off the extremely powerful teachers' union. Making powerful enemies this guy. I kinda like the takeover of AC idea though. AC should be awesome and yet outside of the Borgata it sucks.
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Posted 22 July 2010 - 07:33 AM

This is such a bad idea, and it makes no sense in the context of everything else he's done. Why does he think state bureaucrats would be able to run a casino?
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Posted 22 July 2010 - 07:39 AM

View Posthblask, on Thursday, July 22nd, 2010, 11:33 AM, said:

This is such a bad idea, and it makes no sense in the context of everything else he's done. Why does he think state bureaucrats would be able to run a casino?
Because private industry (including the Donald!) has not been able to......how much worse could it get? On paper, AC should work and yet it has not forever. Why do you think state bureaucrats can't? They run the lottery well. The government is great at taking people's money. Not sure you thought this through.
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