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  •  48/48. (6+ / 0-)

    Coulda been worse, I'm happy with that.

    Yami Yugi: Wait a minute! Did you just summon a bunch of monsters in one turn? Seto Kaiba: Yeah. So? Yami: That's against the rules, isn't it? Kaiba: Screw the rules, I have money! — Episode 1, Yu-Gi-Oh! The Abridged Series

    by Setsuna Mudo on Wed Nov 16, 2011 at 05:23:47 AM PST

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    •  I don't understand the Christie appeal... (11+ / 0-)

      WTF do New Jersians see in that asshole?

      GODSPEED TO THE WISCONSIN FOURTEEN!

      by LordMike on Wed Nov 16, 2011 at 05:32:57 AM PST

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      •  there's so much to him. (10+ / 0-)

        What we call god is merely a living creature with superior technology & understanding. If their fragile egos demand prayer, they lose that superiority.

        by agnostic on Wed Nov 16, 2011 at 05:36:26 AM PST

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      •  Jesus, who knows. (4+ / 0-)

        I think part of it has to do with the Republican equivalent of ancestrally Dem areas down south, a lot of these New England states used to be Republican strongholds, and most seem positively eager to jump in bed with Republican Gov. as long as they seem "moderate". I mean the current Dem governor of Vermont only won by 2%, and there was no incompetent campaigning going on there. Fortunately it seems to be wearing off (finally).

        Yami Yugi: Wait a minute! Did you just summon a bunch of monsters in one turn? Seto Kaiba: Yeah. So? Yami: That's against the rules, isn't it? Kaiba: Screw the rules, I have money! — Episode 1, Yu-Gi-Oh! The Abridged Series

        by Setsuna Mudo on Wed Nov 16, 2011 at 05:39:47 AM PST

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      •  Appeal (5+ / 0-)

        Coming off the presidential talk, and all the face time he got with Hurricaine Irene and the October winter storm, he's polling 10 to 15 points higher than he was during the pen/ben fight in the spring.  I think it will come down in the months ahead.

        “If you think I can be bought for five thousand dollars, I'm offended." Rick Perry.

        by Paleo on Wed Nov 16, 2011 at 05:40:39 AM PST

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      •  It's pretty hard to be in New Jersey and (1+ / 0-)
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        not see his ass.

        TEABAGGER: Totally Enraged About Blacks And Gays Getting Equal Rights

        by yg17 on Wed Nov 16, 2011 at 09:03:06 AM PST

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      •  Jersey is like the lite beer commercial. You know (2+ / 0-)
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        the less filling but tastes great commercial.  The spoiled, capricious, the "what the fuck are you lookin' at" Jersey electorate wants the less filling (lower state taxes) but tastes great (a full range of government services delivered immediately) which as any beer drinker knows, is an impossibility.  If you want local control of your school systems (with an astounding number of school systems that have only one school in them, and 566 municipalities in the fourth smallest state in the nation (providing an average municipality size of 15 square miles), there are going to be costs.  Now that Christie has talked tough to the teachers and reduced their pensions, a certain element in the state thinks that is a great thing.  It costs money to have one of the finest school systems in the nation since it costs big bucks to live in NJ so you have to pay teachers appropriately.  Christie will join that long line of Republican Governors who people like when they are in office, but then have to pay the bill to repair the damage they have created while governing that only becomes apparent after they have left.  
        Couple that with the fact that there is no real television dedicated to NJ and that the two major media outlets that blanket the state are from NYC and Philly so Jersey people see more political coverage about Bloomberg and Mayor Nutter than they do about their own elected officials.  The only real statewide coverage is from a FM radio station, Jersey 101.5, which while not strictly right wing radio, is a lowest common denominator talk radio station with a conservative, know-nothing bent that always seems to support Republicans, but you have to listen to them to find out about Jersey traffic.  It is miserable having to listen to them to see if the highways are clear, but there is no other real option.

        And it feels like I'm livin'in the wasteland of the free ~ Iris DeMent, 1996

        by MrJersey on Wed Nov 16, 2011 at 09:26:43 AM PST

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      •  As a former NJ Republican (2+ / 0-)
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        I believe that unlike govs of both parties for a generation he's done things to address the state's problems -- they may not be the RIGHT things, but I believe non-Dems are giving him credit for trying.

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