OK

This is only a Preview!

You must Publish this diary to make this visible to the public,
or click 'Edit Diary' to make further changes first.

Posting a Diary Entry

Daily Kos welcomes blog articles from readers, known as diaries. The Intro section to a diary should be about three paragraphs long, and is required. The body section is optional, as is the poll, which can have 1 to 15 choices. Descriptive tags are also required to help others find your diary by subject; please don't use "cute" tags.

When you're ready, scroll down below the tags and click Save & Preview. You can edit your diary after it's published by clicking Edit Diary. Polls cannot be edited once they are published.

If this is your first time creating a Diary since the Ajax upgrade, before you enter any text below, please press Ctrl-F5 and then hold down the Shift Key and press your browser's Reload button to refresh its cache with the new script files.

ATTENTION: READ THE RULES.

  1. One diary daily maximum.
  2. Substantive diaries only. If you don't have at least three solid, original paragraphs, you should probably post a comment in an Open Thread.
  3. No repetitive diaries. Take a moment to ensure your topic hasn't been blogged (you can search for Stories and Diaries that already cover this topic), though fresh original analysis is always welcome.
  4. Use the "Body" textbox if your diary entry is longer than three paragraphs.
  5. Any images in your posts must be hosted by an approved image hosting service (one of: imageshack.us, photobucket.com, flickr.com, smugmug.com, allyoucanupload.com, picturetrail.com, mac.com, webshots.com, editgrid.com).
  6. Copying and pasting entire copyrighted works is prohibited. If you do quote something, keep it brief, always provide a link to the original source, and use the <blockquote> tags to clearly identify the quoted material. Violating this rule is grounds for immediate banning.
  7. Be civil. Do not "call out" other users by name in diary titles. Do not use profanity in diary titles. Don't write diaries whose main purpose is to deliberately inflame.
For the complete list of DailyKos diary guidelines, please click here.

Please begin with an informative title:

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie gives a news conference in Trenton January 9, 2014. Christie on Thursday fired a top aide at the center of a brewing scandal that public officials orchestrated a massive traffic snarl on the busy George Washington Bridge
Tough guy.
Faced with scandal and nosediving poll numbers, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is going back to one of his classic moves: acting like a tough guy for being able to stand up to union members under carefully controlled circumstances.

At a town hall Tuesday, Christie warned the crowd to expect union disruption, saying that the Communications Workers of America had brought protesters and "when you begin to ask questions they will stand up and start to scream and yell over you and over me." Oh noes, union members yelling over Chris Christie instead of standing meekly while he yells at them and then posts it on YouTube. But in this case, while some CWA protesters were removed from the town hall, so were protesters from another union ... the Rutgers Student Union.

Outside of the St. Mary Coptic School, where the meeting was held, Rutgers University student Frangelin Pozo said 23 students from the Rutgers Student Union attended the meeting.

"We are here solely trying to ask and hold Christie accountable for all of the millions of dollars that Hurricane Sandy victims have not received," said the 21-year-old from Hamilton."How come the money is going to luxury apartments in New Brunswick but not to the victims of Sandy?"

Needless to say, this was not a question the scandal-plagued Christie was interested in answering.
Intro

You must enter an Intro for your Diary Entry between 300 and 1150 characters long (that's approximately 50-175 words without any html or formatting markup).

Extended (Optional)

Originally posted to Daily Kos Labor on Tue Mar 18, 2014 at 11:22 AM PDT.

Also republished by Daily Kos.

EMAIL TO A FRIEND X
Your Email has been sent.