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2012-04-13 10:39:47 AM

ArgusRun: BigBooper: ArgusRun: His only problem is his personal life. Not married, might have a long term relationship with this white woman he's been seen with. Might be gay. Won't fly on the national stage.

He's a Democrat, the people that have a problem with him not being a breeder would never vote for him anyways.

Besides, it would be refreshing as hell if a politician was single and admitted to all the road strange he was getting. "Yes, I had physical relationship with Mrs. X. We're two consenting adults, we made a connection and enjoyed each other company." Again the only people who would have a problem with that is the people who would never vote for him.

/Just how many karma points do you get for running into a burring building to save someones life?

I can't say this enough. I love the guy.

But the democratic party is a huge diverse tent. And to win you still need independents.

He doesn't come off as gay, but I can't tell half the time, and you can be sure they'll be playing his awesome defense of marriage equality as some sort of "proof."

Plus given the shiat Obama has had to put up with, can you imagine if Booker was banging a white lady? Heads might literally explode.


That's why they never go back. It's that good.
 
2012-04-13 10:40:32 AM

ArgusRun: Plus given the shiat Obama has had to put up with, can you imagine if Booker was banging a white lady? Heads might literally explode.


It didn't seem to be a problem when conservatives were asking Colin Powell to run.
 
2012-04-13 10:45:05 AM

JimbobMcClan: ArgusRun:

Plus given the shiat Obama has had to put up with, can you imagine if Booker was banging a white lady? Heads might literally explode.

That's why they never go back. It's that good.


Stupid me, that's the solution to all our problems.

Booker 2016!!!

/You know, I though Obama would never get past the primaries. Not because of his race, but because of his name. I was wrong. And I think Booker would be far better than Obama.
 
2012-04-13 10:46:24 AM

The Bestest: ArgusRun: Plus given the shiat Obama has had to put up with, can you imagine if Booker was banging a white lady? Heads might literally explode.

It didn't seem to be a problem when conservatives were asking Colin Powell to run.


pg

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2012-04-13 10:48:42 AM

Philip Francis Queeg: The Bestest: ArgusRun: Plus given the shiat Obama has had to put up with, can you imagine if Booker was banging a white lady? Heads might literally explode.

It didn't seem to be a problem when conservatives were asking Colin Powell to run.

pg

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whoops.. why did I think Colin Powell had a white wife?
 
2012-04-13 10:51:53 AM

Philip Francis Queeg: monoski: Philip Francis Queeg: monoski: Oh no, imagine the Tea-Baggers heads exploding if we have 16 years of black presidents.

Have we seen his long form birth certificate yet?

Booker was born in Washington, D.C., and grew up in the predominantly white, affluent town of Harrington Park in Bergen County, New Jersey.

So he claims. I won't be satisfied until Sheriff Joe and his experts in the Cold Case Posse verify that his long form birth certificate isn't a forgery. WE should probably get Trump on the case too, just to be sure.


I like it, put Sheriff Joe and the Hair-Master on it.
 
2012-04-13 10:54:41 AM

Giltric: The guy seems to be a decent politician and a decent human being.....but....isn't he the guy who turned Newark into a surveillance city by putting up a Londonesque camera system?


Seeing as it replaced the Detroitesque shiatball-husk-of-a-city hundreds-murdered-every-year whiile-the-mayor-skims-the-budget-for-himself system, I'm okay with this.

ArgusRun: But the democratic party is a huge diverse tent.


Yes, you have liberals, leftists, progressives, socialists, union toadies, nanny-staters, race-pimps, AND Occugarblers.
 
2012-04-13 10:55:52 AM

wildcardjack: "His security detail assisted in the rescue." Newark really is that bad, isn't it. Security details are more a mexican border town thing.


Dude, college coaches have security details.
 
2012-04-13 10:57:08 AM
Cory Booker is pretty awesome.

I wish he were governor of New Jersey instead of that short-sighted fat bastard.
 
2012-04-13 10:58:58 AM
This is bad news for the Devils.
 
2012-04-13 11:00:37 AM

The Bestest: Philip Francis Queeg: The Bestest: ArgusRun: Plus given the shiat Obama has had to put up with, can you imagine if Booker was banging a white lady? Heads might literally explode.

It didn't seem to be a problem when conservatives were asking Colin Powell to run.

pg

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whoops.. why did I think Colin Powell had a white wife?


Because he's one of the good ones. Almost like us.
 
2012-04-13 11:01:45 AM

Gulper Eel: Seeing as it replaced the Detroitesque shiatball-husk-of-a-city hundreds-murdered-every-year whiile-the-mayor-skims-the-budget-for-himself system, I'm okay with this.


For all we know that could be the result of his fugitive task force....you know actually tracking felons down and arresting them.

Something like 80% of crimes are committed by 20% of criminals.

CA's 3 strikes law lowered crime by 40-50%.

Career criminals are the problem, getting them off the streets and locking them up for a long time does way more then a camera system.
 
2012-04-13 11:03:22 AM

LasersHurt: People who claim to interact with angels freak me out. If you're hearing or seeing things telling you what to do, that's a mental disorder, yes?


Are the voices in my head bothering you?
 
2012-04-13 11:06:57 AM

sweetmelissa31: Jackson Herring: A Joke About New Jersey dot com

New Jersey governor downgrades hamburger's condition from "burn victim" to "eaten."

/got nothing


no that was definitely a something
 
2012-04-13 11:08:36 AM

SharkTrager: wildcardjack: "His security detail assisted in the rescue." Newark really is that bad, isn't it. Security details are more a mexican border town thing.

Dude, college coaches have security details.


It's also worth noting that when the mayor was walking around with a security detail and a "HOLY FARK THE BUILDING IS ON FIRE" incident happened, the mayor was the one who ended up pulling a woman out and being treated for second-degree burns.

Ask yourself what other politician wouldn't have ordered his security to take point.
 
2012-04-13 11:10:09 AM

chimp_ninja: Aeonic_Blue: Normally, if a politician rushed into a burning building to rescue someone, I'd assume it was a reelection ploy.

But Cory Booker really is just that much of a badass. I am so cynical my heart is a just a container of salt harvested from the tears of broken childhood dreams, and I actually believe he did this just because he's a farking wonderful human being.

He'll never be President. We don't deserve him.

The documentary Brick City focuses heavily on Booker, and he comes off as both brilliant and extremely principled. Here's a guy who grew up wealthy-- his parents were executives at IBM. He went to Stanford and got his B.A. and M.A. He gets a Rhodes scholarship, then goes back for his law degree at Yale. When he graduates, he has one of the best academic pedigrees anyone could hope for.

And what does he do with that? He works in free law clinics for the extremely poor. He moves into one of the worst areas of Newark and becomes a full-time advocate for better living conditions. He spends months living in a motor home, leaving it in the worst parts of the city so he can document why Newark is in such bad shape, and advocate for solutions. Even after he's elected mayor, he walks the streets of Newark, sometimes in the middle of the night, with his team to ask people what is happening in their neighborhood and what they'd like him to do. He holds office hours where people can come in and explain their issues to him-- in a city of over 300,000. And apparently, you know, in his free time, he rescues people from burning buildings.

He's been in Newark since 1998. If it's all just a plan to run for Governor, he's really, really patient. Talk about the long game. And if he runs against Christie, it's be the biggest charisma gap since Nixon vs. Kennedy. Booker is a handsome All-American football star who commands a podium as well as anyone I can think of. Christie looks like he has inflicted himself with Types Two Through Nineteen Diabetes, and ...


It is pretty telling that the republican wet-dream candidate is such a stark contrast. I don't see Christie running into a burning building to save a person.... a sandwich, maybe. But a person?

Booker seems like the real deal. And if he is the real deal, he might not have an interest in higher office at all. He might be smart enough to realize he can do more good on a lower level.
 
2012-04-13 11:10:48 AM
Keep making cracks like that, subby, and you'll find that, somehow, Cory Booker has talked you into donating to Newark's public schools.
 
2012-04-13 11:12:35 AM

Aeonic_Blue: I don't see Christie running into a burning building to save a person.


No one ever has.
 
2012-04-13 11:17:51 AM

monoski: Philip Francis Queeg: monoski: Oh no, imagine the Tea-Baggers heads exploding if we have 16 years of black presidents.

Have we seen his long form birth certificate yet?

Booker was born in Washington, D.C., and grew up in the predominantly white, affluent town of Harrington Park in Bergen County, New Jersey.


District of Columbia, or District of Colombia?

/I'm just asking questions
 
2012-04-13 11:19:00 AM
Wow, even Free Republic is impressed. granted, the story on their page only has two replies, but both of those are positive. Cory Booker, a black democrat so impressive Freetards won't talk shiat about him.


I'm scared.
 
2012-04-13 11:24:38 AM

Aeonic_Blue: Cory Booker, a black democrat so impressive Freetards won't talk shiat about him.


They will....they will.

/Not going to post the Yoda picture a second time.
 
2012-04-13 11:25:19 AM

The Bestest: Philip Francis Queeg: The Bestest: ArgusRun: Plus given the shiat Obama has had to put up with, can you imagine if Booker was banging a white lady? Heads might literally explode.

It didn't seem to be a problem when conservatives were asking Colin Powell to run.

pg

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whoops.. why did I think Colin Powell had a white wife?


I think you're thinking of Clarence Thomas.
 
2012-04-13 11:27:01 AM

Aeonic_Blue: Booker seems like the real deal. And if he is the real deal, he might not have an interest in higher office at all. He might be smart enough to realize he can do more good on a lower level.


I'm not sure that's true for Booker. I think it's true for some people because they can only handle the relative small-ball of running a city, but everything I've seen from Booker indicates that he has the stones to handle being the Governor of ~9M people.

He raised ~$6M as a guy who never held office to run for Mayor of a poverty-stricken city. Run him state-wide, and he'll pull in all sorts of money from ~30x the people and a much higher median income.

He's also popular with another one of New Jersey's key demographics, even if they seem to be strangely interested in finding him a nice girl to settle down with, and could introduce him to a niece if he wanted.
 
2012-04-13 11:27:13 AM
Alive, BUT still in Newark.

/FTFY
 
2012-04-13 11:31:42 AM

ArgusRun: Booker 2016!!!


my first thought was Booker T from the WWE yelling "Can you dig it, sucka!"
 
2012-04-13 11:40:19 AM
Conservatives like Condeleeza and she's a leezbian.
 
2012-04-13 11:43:51 AM

chimp_ninja: y from ~30x the people and a much higher median income.


As a member of that demographic I can confirm this. My father who is a die hard republican and has a generally dim view of all politician loves Corey. We've met him at a few events and he is a pleasure to talk to.

He's what Christie wants to be but is too much of a dick to pull off. Booker has pissed off everyone at some point in his career. He had a very high profile fight with the teacher's union. He came out in very strong support of marriage equality even though his electorate is largely against it. He fought with the police, career democrats, and Newark Council members.

But where Christie genuinely likes upsetting people both professionally and personally, ("You know, something may be going down tonight, but it ain't going to be jobs, sweetheart."), for Booker, it's an avenue of last resort. He wants to do what's best for the city and what's right and if that means pissing people off, so be it. But he does not actively seek out or enjoy those moments.
 
2012-04-13 11:45:07 AM
imageshack.us
 
2012-04-13 11:54:02 AM
"I'm being told Whittington's condition has now been upgraded from 'stable' to 'stable, but still shot in the face by the vice president.' ''

/Ed Helms
 
2012-04-13 11:54:43 AM
Booker vs Putin in a cage match on PPV?
 
2012-04-13 12:05:55 PM
Cory Booker doesn't wear a watch, he decides what time it is.
 
2012-04-13 12:11:39 PM
the guy seems like the real deal. well done saving your residents one at a time, mr. booker...
 
2012-04-13 12:21:51 PM
cue Chuck Norris jokes

/I don't think Chuck ever saved shiat
 
2012-04-13 12:24:17 PM

Dubya's_Coke_Dealer: Never heard of this guy before. Kick Ass!


Link (new window)
 
2012-04-13 12:24:19 PM
the guy is incredible. He shovels old folks' driveways during snow, he responds to people when they have gripes about certain situations, and gives them honest answers, not bs politician answers. He rides with the Newark cops in the most dangerous areas of Newark, and I think I heard he pulled over some guy for littering.

I just wish he'd make it out to more Devils and Red Bull games.
 
2012-04-13 01:13:05 PM
Not wanting to be outdone by Mayor Booker, this morning Gov Chris Christie ran into a local bakery to save a tray of cinnamon buns from burning...
 
2012-04-13 01:17:27 PM

medic2731: Not wanting to be outdone by Mayor Booker, this morning Gov Chris Christie ran into a local bakery to save a tray of cinnamon buns from burning...


The doesn't excuse him for what he has done to the cinnamon bun population over his lifetime. In the cinnamon bun language, Chris Christie is pronounced "Pol Pot".
 
2012-04-13 01:19:18 PM
Just read his wiki page. I guess the line to suck his cawk is too long for me to stand in.

/Awesome guy. Wish to see more of such people
 
2012-04-13 01:29:10 PM

chimp_ninja: He's also popular with another one of New Jersey's key demographics, even if they seem to be strangely interested in finding him a nice girl to settle down with, and could introduce him to a niece if he wanted.


You should see his speech at Newark's 2011 menorah lighting....what a mensch! Mayor Booker Speaks at Annual City of Newark Menorah Lighting Ceremony (new window)
 
2012-04-13 01:54:55 PM

wndertwin: You should see his speech at Newark's 2011 menorah lighting....what a mensch! Mayor Booker Speaks at Annual City of Newark Menorah Lighting Ceremony


"While I was studying Torah with Shmuley..."

While watching Brick City, I kept getting caught off guard when Booker would slip in some random Yiddish. Now that I know the story, it makes sense, but it was a little surprising coming from an African-American mayor who frequently references his faith in Jesus.
 
2012-04-13 02:08:35 PM
Hell of a way to kick off your campaign for governor.
 
2012-04-13 02:10:11 PM
God damn, as if Cory Booker wasn't already a comic book superhero.

Where do I sign up for tickets to the 2021 Presidential inauguration already

wildcardjack: "His security detail assisted in the rescue." Newark really is that bad, isn't it. Security details are more a mexican border town thing.


He has a security detail because he's so tough on crime that the Bloods planned his assassination, and he also personally patrolled the streets of Newark late at night stopping crimes in his first term.
 
2012-04-13 02:13:52 PM
 
2012-04-13 02:15:08 PM
Dude's got bandages on his hand....minor burn.
 
2012-04-13 02:29:48 PM

monoski: Philip Francis Queeg: monoski: Oh no, imagine the Tea-Baggers heads exploding if we have 16 years of black presidents.

Have we seen his long form birth certificate yet?

Booker was born in Washington, D.C., and grew up in the predominantly white, affluent town of Harrington Park in Bergen County, New Jersey.


Corey Booker is from the same neighborhood I grew up in.

Even before he became mayor of Newark, he was a hometown legend. Everyone knew about him. He was a star athlete, a star student..... and of course came from one of the only black families in town :-) Teachers remembered him so well, they'd tell stories about how great he was. I'm not joking.

He's insanely popular in NJ. People honestly ADORE him. I've heard, however, that he's not interested in the bigger political arena because he thinks he can better help people on a lower level.

But if he DOES run...BOOKER 2016! I know a LOT of people in NJ who'd campaign for him. I'd volunteer no problem.
 
2012-04-13 02:35:48 PM
Aeonic_Blue: Booker seems like the real deal. And if he is the real deal, he might not have an interest in higher office at all. He might be smart enough to realize he can do more good on a lower level

I've actually heard this to be true (see my last post).

As much as I love him on the local level, he's really the type of politician a lot of people would support on even a national level.

If he ran for governor, I have no problem betting he'd win. That's how popular he is in NJ.
 
2012-04-13 02:45:22 PM

Lollipop165: monoski: Philip Francis Queeg: monoski: Oh no, imagine the Tea-Baggers heads exploding if we have 16 years of black presidents.

Have we seen his long form birth certificate yet?

Booker was born in Washington, D.C., and grew up in the predominantly white, affluent town of Harrington Park in Bergen County, New Jersey.

Corey Booker is from the same neighborhood I grew up in.

Even before he became mayor of Newark, he was a hometown legend. Everyone knew about him. He was a star athlete, a star student..... and of course came from one of the only black families in town :-) Teachers remembered him so well, they'd tell stories about how great he was. I'm not joking.

He's insanely popular in NJ. People honestly ADORE him. I've heard, however, that he's not interested in the bigger political arena because he thinks he can better help people on a lower level.

But if he DOES run...BOOKER 2016! I know a LOT of people in NJ who'd campaign for him. I'd volunteer no problem.


what a selfish bastard

/Oakland desperately needs a Cory Booker
 
2012-04-13 02:52:42 PM

YouAreItNoTagBacks: Lollipop165: monoski: Philip Francis Queeg: monoski: Oh no, imagine the Tea-Baggers heads exploding if we have 16 years of black presidents.

/Oakland desperately needs a Cory Booker


AMERICA desperately needs a Corey Booker!

This is just Booker's LATEST heroics! In his first term, her personally walked the streets of Newark at night to help fight crime and talk to the homeless and drug addicted, and street workers to try to help them personally. He has hours where anyone can just come in his office and voice their concerns! During the blizzard in 2010, he enlisted Twitter to help him deliver diapers, formula- anything that was needed- to constituents stuck at home. We need more like this guy!
 
2012-04-13 03:12:17 PM

Lollipop165: BOOKER 2016!


Sure, until Andrew Cuomo or Hillary declares and then it's Democrats' turn to do the we-can-haz-famlydynastee thing.

Competence and honesty will lose out to brand recognition and steakless sizzle every time. This is why Mitt Romney is the presumptive GOP nominee and not Jon Huntsman.
 
2012-04-13 03:15:40 PM

Gulper Eel: Sure, until Andrew Cuomo or Hillary declares and then it's Democrats' turn to do the we-can-haz-famlydynastee thing.

Competence and honesty will lose out to brand recognition and steakless sizzle every time.


I seem to recall something about Hillary declaring before, and losing to an African-American who had a lot of sizzle, but not much name recognition on a national level, and no political family dynasty.

Does anyone else remember that? It must have made CNN.
 
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