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I ♥ President Barack Obama.
by ericlewis0 on Fri Jan 10, 2014 at 10:43:44 AM PST
by aoeu on Fri Jan 10, 2014 at 10:45:33 AM PST
Love ya, man.
by ericlewis0 on Fri Jan 10, 2014 at 10:47:15 AM PST
[ Parent ]
by aoeu on Fri Jan 10, 2014 at 10:48:25 AM PST
"Southern nights have you ever felt a southern night?" Allen Toussaint ~~Remember the Gulf of Mexico~~
by rubyr on Fri Jan 10, 2014 at 10:51:32 AM PST
Can I get a ride for myself and my aging service dog?
by aoeu on Fri Jan 10, 2014 at 10:56:24 AM PST
Post a comment in the NYC Meet up diary and ask if anyone can help--I'm sure that anyone driving in will be happy to give you a lift.
by rubyr on Fri Jan 10, 2014 at 11:24:58 AM PST
by ericlewis0 on Fri Jan 10, 2014 at 11:32:07 AM PST
by rubyr on Fri Jan 10, 2014 at 12:38:24 PM PST
Soon to be the second-most-famous cover of the New Yorker, surpassing the "Obama Fist Bump" cover.
"People should not be afraid of their government; governments should be afraid of their people." --V
by MikeTheLiberal on Fri Jan 10, 2014 at 01:00:09 PM PST
if it isn't the Obama Fist Bump one?
The influence of the [executive] has increased, is increasing, and ought to be diminished.
by lysias on Fri Jan 10, 2014 at 03:51:15 PM PST
by ericlewis0 on Sat Jan 11, 2014 at 04:08:32 AM PST
cover is another for the list. (And maybe his Valentine kiss cover...)
Lead your life - don't let your life lead you.
by lineatus on Sat Jan 11, 2014 at 07:33:21 AM PST
'I don't want to live in a society that does these sort of things' -Edward Snowden
by DFH on Fri Jan 10, 2014 at 07:24:37 PM PST
... that Christie refused to build.
by eyesoars on Fri Jan 10, 2014 at 06:21:37 PM PST
Just popping this up here because I don't want to do a diary, maybe you could stick it somewhere;)
Via Business Insider, it turns out that Sokolich was told back on September 12 that officers from the Port Authority Police Department (PAPD) were telling commuters that Sokolich himself was responsible for the lane closures. The revelation was contained within an email Sokolich sent to the former Port Authority Deputy Executive Director Bill Baroni. Baroni resigned last month.
We should attack now when they'd least expect it #WarOnChristmas
by AnnetteK on Fri Jan 10, 2014 at 01:06:11 PM PST
I don't care who complains, putting a diary up.
by AnnetteK on Fri Jan 10, 2014 at 01:16:40 PM PST
by wasatch on Fri Jan 10, 2014 at 02:30:26 PM PST
Who told the PAPD officers to blame the mayor of Fort Lee?
And what was Baroni's response to the email from Mayor Sokolich?
This gets worse and worse.
by wasatch on Fri Jan 10, 2014 at 02:29:48 PM PST
Glad you diaried it! (Tipped and recc'd) This scandal is truly hotting up. :)
by ericlewis0 on Fri Jan 10, 2014 at 02:39:08 PM PST
as a viable presidential candidate.
This isn't freedom. This is fear - Captain America
by Ellid on Fri Jan 10, 2014 at 11:30:30 AM PST
for, well, everything. If there are any criminal prosectutions, maybe. If we can get the media to cover the death of the elderly lady or the other emergency calls, maybe.
If you are true, but not in the same truth with me, cleave to your companions; I will seek my own. --Ralph Waldo Emerson
by sopranospinner on Fri Jan 10, 2014 at 12:52:48 PM PST
... except a black man in the White House.
by MikeTheLiberal on Fri Jan 10, 2014 at 01:01:16 PM PST
Peace and Blessings!
For those abused, war torn and blood-soaked regions of the world: due to our apathy, our need for cheap shit, and our wars on terror and drugs, we apologize for the inconvenience.
by Penny GC on Fri Jan 10, 2014 at 01:20:37 PM PST
Your both right!
Add Gun Control, Democrats voting!!
"Death is the winner in any war." - Nightwish/Imaginareum/Song of myself.
by doingbusinessas on Fri Jan 10, 2014 at 01:49:35 PM PST
by Penny GC on Fri Jan 10, 2014 at 03:18:40 PM PST
by doingbusinessas on Fri Jan 10, 2014 at 03:55:49 PM PST
and the homeless who were both affected by GOP policy. They are better known as the 47 percent.
"Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety." --Benjamin Franklin
by politicalceci on Fri Jan 10, 2014 at 03:31:07 PM PST
Can't find it on Youtube...
by doingbusinessas on Fri Jan 10, 2014 at 03:55:32 PM PST
It's that damned easy!
by politicalceci on Fri Jan 10, 2014 at 03:59:33 PM PST
Ash-sha'b yurid isqat an-nizam!
by fourthcornerman on Fri Jan 10, 2014 at 11:02:39 PM PST
It applies to large (heavy or tall), white, abrasive, rich men.
If you meet all of the above criteria, the right will embrace what you do, no matter what it is that you do or have done.
If you don't meet the above criteria, the right's patience with you either runs out very quickly or is nonexistent.
"Liberty" is deaf, dumb, and useless without life itself.
by nobody at all on Fri Jan 10, 2014 at 09:38:24 PM PST
He screwed over a Democrat in Ft Lee, so in the eyes of the Teabaggers, it helps ameliorate him hugging Obama. Not completely, but it helps.
"I'm not a member of an organized political party - I'm a Democrat." Will Rogers
by newjeffct on Fri Jan 10, 2014 at 01:02:08 PM PST
bad behavior that would get you kicked out of most jobs, that would get you kicked out by your spouse, that would get you jailed, and if you are a Member of Congress, it's okay, you'll get away with it and few if any consequences. Are governors always treated that way? No, or 4 of 5 last few ILL governors would not have seen jail time, but I bet most of the involved money.
"extreme concentration of income is incompatible with real democracy.... the truth is that the whole nature of our society is at stake." Paul Krugman
by Gorette on Fri Jan 10, 2014 at 03:02:22 PM PST
in many cases do not want radical-liberal Christie as their candidate.
Restore the Fourth! Save America!
by phillies on Fri Jan 10, 2014 at 03:52:44 PM PST
Christie's fans argue that he would be a great nominee because of his amazing talent for getting the votes of Democrats, independents, Latinos, etc. He's got a real chance to win the election, they say.
He argues this because he would need the votes of at least some Republicans who don't much like his northeastern ways and all the "liberal" stuff he does.
Even if he avoids criminal charges, if his poll numbers drop among all those target groups, then conservatives will feel quite justified in going back to voting for whoever it is they really like--some guy (or gal) whom Christie claims is too far right to win the election.
by True North on Fri Jan 10, 2014 at 04:52:56 PM PST
it's the indie/middle.
And he just lost them.
"The purpose of education is not to validate ignorance, but to overcome it" - Dr. Lawrence Krauss
by AlyoshaKaramazov on Fri Jan 10, 2014 at 06:12:03 PM PST
a viable Republican candidate. This may have saved me from another 4 years of this scumbag, if they had investigated just a little earlier. Now it makes sense why so many Dems in my state had the balls to back this blowhard!
As far as repugs, they call him a RINO, on every hateful teabillie page on the internet. And as far as what is left of normal repugs, that blustering, spitting, red-faced bully shit doesn't play well in most of the country.
So at this point, all I am hoping for is for him to step down (he won't), but then we get his minion, Kim anyway! She of the "I'm getting out of Dodge with the Gov" when we had the killer snowstorm, fame.
Republicans piss on you and tell you it's raining, Democrats hand you an umbrella!
by Nica24 on Fri Jan 10, 2014 at 12:54:05 PM PST
in any elective office. This one action resonates even with the low information crowd. Abuse of power for petty political retaliation doesn't sell.
There already is class warfare in America. Unfortunately, the rich are winning.
by Puddytat on Fri Jan 10, 2014 at 01:00:41 PM PST
EVERYONE'S WORST ENEMY.
Bad enough when they happen for natural causes.
unforgiveable, when created on purpose by a politician.
by AlyoshaKaramazov on Fri Jan 10, 2014 at 06:13:27 PM PST
by anyone. I consider this act (no matter who chose to do it) a form of terrorism. It was a blatant abuse of power that created disruption and havoc. There was no real-world reason to do this (don't even bring up "traffic study") except intimidation and retaliation. Whoever thought this was an okay thing to do belongs in jail, where he can't hurt people any more.
by chelonia testudines on Mon Jan 13, 2014 at 06:31:52 PM PST
"And now we know that government by organized money is just as dangerous as government by organized mob." -- FDR
by Mogolori on Fri Jan 10, 2014 at 01:15:02 PM PST
by Keone Michaels on Fri Jan 10, 2014 at 01:31:09 PM PST
"...he was looking kind of dumb with his finger and his thumb in the shape of an 'L' on his forehead..."
(gender corrected from the song I remember in the first Shrek movie)
There are lies, damn lies, and statistics but they all pale in comparison to conservative talking points.
by ontheleftcoast on Fri Jan 10, 2014 at 11:36:43 AM PST
by viral on Fri Jan 10, 2014 at 01:06:01 PM PST
Almost as good as that other one I will not mention .
"please love deeply...openly and genuinely." A. M. H.
by indycam on Fri Jan 10, 2014 at 10:51:31 AM PST
"If this Studebaker had anymore Atomic Space-Age Style, you'd have to be an astronaut with a geiger counter!"
by Stude Dude on Fri Jan 10, 2014 at 11:31:05 AM PST
Weiner as 'Kink' Kong on the top of the Empire State Building that appeared some months ago.
Their real God is money-- Jesus just drives the armored car, and his hat is made in China.
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by oblomov on Fri Jan 10, 2014 at 11:39:49 AM PST
The Gov just got bitten worse than this ladder my new budge is nibbling.
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by allergywoman on Fri Jan 10, 2014 at 10:51:56 AM PST
by rubyr on Fri Jan 10, 2014 at 10:52:35 AM PST
I think we should STOP calling it 'Bridgeghazi'. It elevates 'Benghazi' to a real scandal. It is not.
“Socialism never took root in America because the poor see themselves not as an exploited proletariat but as temporarily embarrassed millionaires.” - John Steinbeck
by RichM on Fri Jan 10, 2014 at 10:53:41 AM PST
attention to the fact that millions of dollars and thousands of hours of Congressional time have been wasted on the faux outrage of Benghazi and I doubt 2¢ and 5 seconds will be spent on a real issue like Bridgegate. Disrupting interstate traffic. Endangering lives. Potential security risk on 9/11. Anyone of them deserves time in front of a grand jury or Congressional subpoena but we'll never see it from Issa. So pointing out the rank hypocrisy of the GOP with respect to their own rates the occasional 'Bridghazi' from me.
by ontheleftcoast on Fri Jan 10, 2014 at 11:00:31 AM PST
Maybe it's a small thing to some, but if it's your very first day on the school bus and you are stuck in traffic for two hours or more and you have to go pee...
We are all pupils in the eyes of God.
by nuclear winter solstice on Fri Jan 10, 2014 at 03:27:40 PM PST
There were many people who suffered worry, frustration, anxiety, and depression over this event. It's bad enough we have to worry about the right wing NJs, the climate, the bees, the food supply, and unemployment - ya gotta throw in a useless meaningless destructive vindictive traffic jam as well? It was an assault upon those citizens - by a terrorist (whoever he is).
by chelonia testudines on Mon Jan 13, 2014 at 06:38:23 PM PST
Though ontheleftcoast explains my original unconscious okayness with it. :)
by ericlewis0 on Fri Jan 10, 2014 at 11:07:05 AM PST
by Wee Mama on Fri Jan 10, 2014 at 12:19:09 PM PST
Not a "ghazi"!! I hate using that, per the above complaint, was not really a scandal, just in their minds, their hopes.
This IS a REAL scandal, like Watergate, and also it brings to mind NIXON whom Christie is like in his lies and hubris and illegal behavior.
by Gorette on Fri Jan 10, 2014 at 03:06:40 PM PST
I noticed the usage of ghazi yesterday elsewhere and all I could think was WTF. Not equivalent! Obviously.
So thanks for the change to something better.
On the other hand I've been sick of the -gate suffix in Ameriican language for about 20+ years or so, so I can understand people wanting to refresh things a bit. For me the -gate suffix is also too often applied and symbolizes the laziness of the American corporate media.
Maybe we could just use the old word "scandal" sometime? I don't know.
I'm not liberal. I'm actually just anti-evil, OK? - Elon James White
by Satya1 on Fri Jan 10, 2014 at 01:16:40 PM PST
“Bridgeghazi” Twitter hashtag:
The Bridgeghazi hashtag has been going strong on Twitter for more than 24 hours, but for different reasons. To many left-leaning Twitter users, the term is hilarious -- a gleeful way to tweet information about the GWB scandal while also offering a bit of subtextual commentary on the Tea Party’s unwillingness to let go of the Sept. 11, 2012, attacks in Benghazi, Libya...
...But many conservative tweeters aren’t seeing the humor. As instances of “Bridgeghazi” spread on Twitter Wednesday, numerous right-leaning users called out the “insensitively vile” journalists and news outlets that used the “repugnant” term...
...But many conservative tweeters aren’t seeing the humor. As instances of “Bridgeghazi” spread on Twitter Wednesday, numerous right-leaning users called out the “insensitively vile” journalists and news outlets that used the “repugnant” term...
...it’s Bridgegate, not Bridgeghazi...
by kurious on Fri Jan 10, 2014 at 11:14:24 AM PST
namely, a number of prominent Republicans going to federal prison, and the most prominent one of all resigning. For that reason alone, I'd prefer to invoke it.
by rugbymom on Fri Jan 10, 2014 at 11:18:28 AM PST
a number of prominent Republicans going to federal prison, and the most prominent one of all resigning.
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by TrueBlueMajority on Fri Jan 10, 2014 at 11:52:53 AM PST
the Nixonian nature of the thing.
The -gate suffix HAS been overused, but in this case, it is on the nose.
Hopefully, a larger pattern of dirt will be exposed, as it was in the original -gate.
by wasatch on Fri Jan 10, 2014 at 02:35:39 PM PST
by ericlewis0 on Fri Jan 10, 2014 at 11:27:28 AM PST
Best of both terms. :)
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by GreyHawk on Fri Jan 10, 2014 at 11:46:46 AM PST
by TrueBlueMajority on Fri Jan 10, 2014 at 11:53:08 AM PST
outrage - the use of #bridgeghazi over #bridgegate. :)
And further pokes fun at conservatives & teabaggers.
by GreyHawk on Fri Jan 10, 2014 at 12:02:52 PM PST
Over 50? Living on S.S.? Join us geezers!
by winkk on Fri Jan 10, 2014 at 02:16:15 PM PST
sabotage and violence that the conservatives and the teabaggers have employed over the years, their "faux outrage" is nothing but grandstanding.
After all, they have no place to talk when anyone can conjure up a long list of the disgusting and remorseless acts done in the GOP name without even trying hard.
by politicalceci on Fri Jan 10, 2014 at 03:50:16 PM PST
is all right with me!
by sopranospinner on Fri Jan 10, 2014 at 12:54:02 PM PST
Every scandal is a -gate. This scandal needs to be noticed.
by winkk on Fri Jan 10, 2014 at 02:13:39 PM PST
OK...how about "Fat and Furious"?
by PRESSmUP on Fri Jan 10, 2014 at 11:52:41 AM PST
I love Burt Bacharach
by memofromturner on Fri Jan 10, 2014 at 12:07:10 PM PST
was on CNN in a report about how the press conference was being handled in the press, including right-wing radio.
I share a birthday with John Lennon and Bo Obama.
by peacestpete on Fri Jan 10, 2014 at 12:07:12 PM PST
that is very funny.
by sharman on Fri Jan 10, 2014 at 12:18:57 PM PST
GOP - Shutdown Obamacare. Bad website? GOP - Why no access to Obamacare?
by filby on Fri Jan 10, 2014 at 12:25:14 PM PST
... then again, I don't like them when they're not angry, either.
by MikeTheLiberal on Fri Jan 10, 2014 at 01:02:36 PM PST
by wasatch on Fri Jan 10, 2014 at 02:36:59 PM PST
I doubt it will have any real affect on the old and dusty, tired right wing attempts at making hay over the attack in Benghazi.
On the contrary, it mocks their insistence in doing so.
Bridgegate? "-gate" is not a true grammatical suffix denoting scandal. It's old and tired now and its impact has depleted.
"-ghazi" is the new "-gate".
Peace is not merely a distant goal that we seek, but a means by which we arrive at that goal. - Martin Luther King, Jr.
by Gentle Giant on Fri Jan 10, 2014 at 12:38:44 PM PST
While keeping Benghazi fake-scandal alive as a term.
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by sacrelicious on Fri Jan 10, 2014 at 02:05:32 PM PST
have a clue about Benghazi, have never heard of it or simply don't give a damn. Benghazi specifically riles ditto heads and the Drudge / Breitbot / Beck crowd. Nobody else cares. Nobody. So, if Bridgeghazi tighens up those wingnut TeaPub sphincters... all the better!
by winkk on Fri Jan 10, 2014 at 02:24:54 PM PST
by winkk on Fri Jan 10, 2014 at 02:17:53 PM PST
be to have Governor Christie sitting down and throwing a temper tantrum. I really hope this debacle sinks the SS Christieberg.
by ontheleftcoast on Fri Jan 10, 2014 at 10:55:55 AM PST
The illustration is left to the student.
We are called to speak for the weak, for the voiceless, for victims of our nation and for those it calls enemy.... --ML King "Beyond Vietnam"
by Gooserock on Fri Jan 10, 2014 at 11:20:00 AM PST
by ontheleftcoast on Fri Jan 10, 2014 at 11:22:19 AM PST
is goin' down.
by AlyoshaKaramazov on Fri Jan 10, 2014 at 06:16:03 PM PST
safe to say if you read the New Yorker you already know how you feel about Chris Christie.
by sweatyb on Fri Jan 10, 2014 at 10:58:28 AM PST
Really good New Yorker covers can leak out into the rest of the world. I'm sure someone will find a way to make a meme out of this cover and it'll land on the LOLCat servers and then... Schadenfreude!
by ontheleftcoast on Fri Jan 10, 2014 at 11:03:37 AM PST
you are probably one of two demographics:
1. An educated, liberal professional.
2. Someone waiting in a doctor's or dentist office (apparently, the majority of subscriptions are used for that purpose, though my family have been subscribers since at least 1964 and the renewal of her children's subscriptions is a yearly Christmas present from my mother to us.)
But you're correct, otlc, New Yorker cover art has a way of going viral.
Pope Francis: the Thumb of Christ in the eyes of the Pharisees.
by commonmass on Fri Jan 10, 2014 at 11:25:01 AM PST
by crispycreme on Fri Jan 10, 2014 at 12:09:31 PM PST
Btw, you know that we have to thank Joe Moron and the "librul" Mika for Christie's prominence.
They are the ones who have been relentlessly beating the Christie drum since the first year he took office as NJ governor.
They laughed and back-slapped him as he bullied ordinary people at his town hall meetings. They sold his bluster as straight talk and his boorish behavior as strength.
They should be made to share in his "sadness."
Maya Angelou: "Without courage, we cannot practice any other virtue with consistency. We can't be kind, true, merciful, generous, or honest."
by JoanMar on Fri Jan 10, 2014 at 11:01:42 AM PST
But it's great news. It will be fun to watch them abandon ship. So to speak.
by ericlewis0 on Fri Jan 10, 2014 at 11:09:36 AM PST
as possible to keep their ship from sinking. The Villagers and their enablers desperately want a Christie v. Clinton race. I'm not sure why, she'll mop the floor with him. If they seriously want a race in 2016 they're going to have to find a fresh candidate and the ranks of the GOP are, well, rank with failure and stupid.
by ontheleftcoast on Fri Jan 10, 2014 at 11:16:17 AM PST
...is what they want in a candidate.
Somebody they can relate to.
I'm really pissed off this time
by suspiciousmind on Fri Jan 10, 2014 at 12:23:06 PM PST
gushed "65% approval rating!". He seemed to have achieved the coveted "friend of the show" status which confers an unlimited number of reverential references.
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by Phoebe Loosinhouse on Fri Jan 10, 2014 at 11:14:45 AM PST
No, not interesting, galling! I don't watch Scar in the morning, but I'm not the least surprised at their mendacity.
I would rather spend my life searching for truth than live a single day within the comfort of a lie. ~ John Victor Ramses
by KayCeSF on Fri Jan 10, 2014 at 12:19:27 PM PST
They sold his bluster as straight talk and his boorish behavior as strength.
This is what the Right is all about.
by Gentle Giant on Fri Jan 10, 2014 at 12:44:44 PM PST
I love the articles, but what I always look forward to are the covers and the cartoons, especially when one of yours is in there. ;)
by commonmass on Fri Jan 10, 2014 at 11:20:13 AM PST
by drmah on Fri Jan 10, 2014 at 12:00:24 PM PST
today by the NJ legislators. They were the real target of Bridgegate. Christie wasn't lying when he said he didn't know the Mayor of Fort Lee. (see Maddow's last show)
And for those who think Bridgegate is strictly a partisan issue, it's an international story about political corruption and abuse of power. On a minor level it's Republicans vs Democrats in NY, NJ.
To thine ownself be true
by Agathena on Fri Jan 10, 2014 at 11:36:34 AM PST
Pop down one in these comments.
by waterstreet2013 on Fri Jan 10, 2014 at 12:03:27 PM PST
I love his work. He used to do the art for Frank Rich's NYT column. I often liked it better than the columns.
And didn't he do that New Yorker cover after Pres. Obama was elected, showing Obama & Michelle fist-bumping while the constitution burned (or something like that)? So many people without a sense of irony couldn't see that it was a parody of the right-wing take on Pres. Obama.
Anyway, thanks, ericlewis0! Really enjoyed seeing this.
by carolanne on Fri Jan 10, 2014 at 11:41:57 AM PST
Michelle with the Angela Davis hairdo.
by sharman on Fri Jan 10, 2014 at 12:22:15 PM PST
by carolanne on Fri Jan 10, 2014 at 12:26:24 PM PST
this scandal has all the juice to make it into the history books, not to mention endless fodder for those of us with very clever senses of humor.. ;)
- One (1) popular but despised "Boss Hog" slippery fish politician
- One unfortunate loss of life, but thankfully no mass tragedy
- However, huge potential for mass tragedy
- Involves the world's busiest bridge, in NYC on the anniversary of our most tragic day
- Political corruption worthy of an Oscar winning movie
- Excellent servings of Schadenfreude that taste ever so delicious!!!
"Mediocrity cannot know excellence." -- Sherlock Holmes
by La Gitane on Fri Jan 10, 2014 at 11:56:51 AM PST
The first "mayor's endorsement" story went south yesterday at Christie's press conference.
Education Law Center pulled out a proposal that Christie made to the Broad Foundation -- wide open admission that he wanted to privatize 5% of New Jersey schools.
Of course he and his team had been lying about that.
Connection to Bridgegate is here:
Chris Christie's "Last Resort" Scheme To Privatize 5% Of NJ Public Schools (August '13)
by waterstreet2013 on Fri Jan 10, 2014 at 11:57:26 AM PST
It does explain the timeline and the motivation for doing something so odd and egregious.
For someone so determined to make everyone line up and kiss his ring, they might pull out all stops to keep bad news from hitting the front page
by sharman on Fri Jan 10, 2014 at 12:30:09 PM PST
The Rachel Maddow show? I've noticed you've been trying to bring attention to this subject, but it is not getting the attention it may deserve. Rachel will dig in, if there is anything to it.
by amsterdam on Sat Jan 11, 2014 at 02:35:09 AM PST
Human dignity + compassion = Peace (Anonymous)
by Raggedy Ann on Fri Jan 10, 2014 at 12:05:32 PM PST
although I always get a tad pissed off that the covers available online prior to my getting my subscribed to copy!!!!!
And wait -- that's 2 weeks ahead! Damn.
See you Sunday. I'll be the old cow looking for a glass of something drinkable.
" My faith in the Constitution is whole; it is complete; it is total." Barbara Jordan, 1974
by gchaucer2 on Fri Jan 10, 2014 at 12:11:09 PM PST
Saw this one earlier today and thought it was good too:
The bully plays the victim
+++ The law is a weapon used to bludgeon us peasants into submission. It is not to be applied to the monied elite.
by cybersaur on Fri Jan 10, 2014 at 12:15:20 PM PST
by viral on Fri Jan 10, 2014 at 01:23:23 PM PST
but really, the New Yorker's vaunted fact checkers must have been napping to let that slip through . . . (but whatever, if it disses a RW idiot, it's all good).
by Roadbed Guy on Fri Jan 10, 2014 at 12:17:00 PM PST
And where is this supposed ball he was chasing? I want answers damn it! ;)
by ericlewis0 on Fri Jan 10, 2014 at 12:30:19 PM PST
bridge, the actual traffic on the bridge was actually flowing more freely than normally.
Just saying, the cartoon should have shown him playing with the basketball on the Ft. Lee entry ramp with cars backed up into the local community (not on the bridge).
Not really a big deal, except that as a long time subscriber, I've found the New Yorker to usually be more "reality based" than this
by Roadbed Guy on Fri Jan 10, 2014 at 12:37:05 PM PST
moving the orange cones.
"Growth for the sake of growth is the ideology of the cancer cell." ~ Edward Abbey
by SaraBeth on Fri Jan 10, 2014 at 12:56:23 PM PST
Christie playing with a ball? Sorry, no. The cartoon would be more accurate, though perhaps less artistic, if he was blocking the bridge, middle finger extended.
"So listen, oh, Don't wait." Vampire Weekend.
by Publius2008 on Fri Jan 10, 2014 at 12:57:52 PM PST
is that he was playing small ball. That's not a basketball he's dribbling.
by gramofsam1 on Fri Jan 10, 2014 at 01:16:06 PM PST
is that he uses the bridge as his playground.
by amsterdam on Sat Jan 11, 2014 at 02:37:14 AM PST
by gramofsam1 on Sat Jan 11, 2014 at 08:08:29 AM PST
He and his staff were playing a game and laughing about it, while people were losing precious time and money, EMS vehicles were being delayed, and the economy of Fort Lee was suffering real damage. And it seems now that there was more to it than just trying up traffic -- Christie was trying to scuttle an important development project. He was on the verge of finalizing a deal to sell a very valuable tract of land for residential and commercial development, and one of its biggest selling points would have been easy access to the Fort Lee lanes to the GW bridge. So guess which were exactly the three lanes Christie closed?
by wood61 on Tue Jan 14, 2014 at 05:23:46 AM PST
When I said "He was on the verge of finalizing a deal," I meant the mayor of Fort Lee. That development project would have been part of his legacy, and Christie was trying to prevent it.
by wood61 on Tue Jan 14, 2014 at 05:25:12 AM PST
...that is priceless. Isn't there a saying to the effect that the only thing worse than being hated is being mocked?
Yeah Chris, you're there. Snort.
Fuck me, it's a leprechaun.
by MBNYC on Fri Jan 10, 2014 at 01:16:54 PM PST
see my earlier comment.
Thank you, love that NY cover. Captures his narcissism.
by Gorette on Fri Jan 10, 2014 at 03:08:20 PM PST
the link which still is ghazi. HA. Next time I'll try to remember to look at title!! Sorry bout that.
by Gorette on Fri Jan 10, 2014 at 03:09:59 PM PST
My vote was for "Christiepot Dome Scandal". At this point you could call it Jazzballs and it still spells the end of Christie. Xo
by ericlewis0 on Fri Jan 10, 2014 at 06:29:32 PM PST
Warning - some snark may be above‽ (-9.50; -7.03)‽ eState4Column5©2013 "I’m not the strapping young Muslim socialist that I used to be" - Barack Obama 04/27/2013
by annieli on Fri Jan 10, 2014 at 03:40:29 PM PST
that every person in America that has ever been bullied is smiling about Christie's well-deserved comeuppance. There's little more satisfying than watching a bully get theirs. Who doesn't love that scene in A Christmas Story where the bully gets what's coming to him?
I feel the same sense of schadenfreude watching the Christie mess unfold.
Arrrr, the laws of science be a harsh mistress. -Bender B. Rodriguez
by democracy inaction on Fri Jan 10, 2014 at 04:32:17 PM PST
"Time heals all wounds and wounds all heels." Sooner or later the bully picks one fight too many and ends up with a bloody nose, sobbing and whining to the teacher about it. Classic movie treatments -- "A Christmas Story" and "My Bodyguard."
by wood61 on Tue Jan 14, 2014 at 05:20:30 AM PST
... for the New Yorker.
I remember when this crazy place was outraged over the hilarious "terrorist fist bump" New Yorker cover of July 2008.
He's a brilliant satirist. Happy that this time his satire is on the "correct" side of the PC fence so it can be enjoyed and not condemned here.
"You can't teach an old dogma new tricks." - Dorothy Parker
by Glinda on Fri Jan 10, 2014 at 07:04:16 PM PST
by livosh1 on Fri Jan 10, 2014 at 07:08:51 PM PST
Do NOT use the suffix "GATE"..NEVER ever never! It is meaningless in anything but a vaguely referential context and shows a total lack of imagination. It must be banished for any purpose except references to Watergate.
by TheDict8or on Mon Jan 13, 2014 at 03:20:27 PM PST
of the little fat boy dictator of North Korea. Am I the only one that sees a lot of comparisons?
by Raywigton on Mon Jan 13, 2014 at 10:33:56 PM PST
by you on soon
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