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(MSNBC)   Chris Christie "The chances I eat a salad are higher than the chances New Jersey gets to vote Tuesday"   (msnbc.msn.com) divider line 103
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2012-10-31 01:32:21 PM  
Actually, Governor it is your problem because you and your legislature are the ones who decide if you'd like to postpone Election Day in your state.
 
2012-10-31 01:32:34 PM  
>Opens article

>CTRL+F for "salad"

>Sigh.....
 
2012-10-31 01:34:54 PM  
FTFA: the physically imposing 50-year-old Christie has become the most prominent political image of the deadly storm

I hope this catches on as a euphemism.
 
2012-10-31 01:36:45 PM  
www.iceposter.com
 
2012-10-31 01:36:49 PM  

PonceAlyosha: Actually, Governor it is your problem because you and your legislature are the ones who decide if you'd like to postpone Election Day in your state.


I think he knows that, but his opinion is "Look, there are literally tens of people who could still be in danger, but let's not worry about the hundreds of thousands of people, probably Dems, who would be adversely affected by this storm in regards to voting, especially when all it would take would be for me to say to the legislature 'Look god damnit, get it done, I do care about elections, but I have bigger things to worry about, so move the date." There was that so much to do, Chris, you piece of dogshiat?
 
2012-10-31 01:36:56 PM  
"Christie considered running against Obama himself before deciding to sit out the race a year ago."

It's funny because... nah, too easy.
 
2012-10-31 01:37:16 PM  

imontheinternet: FTFA: the physically imposing 50-year-old Christie has become the most prominent political image of the deadly storm

I hope this catches on as a euphemism.


Physically imposing? Maybe to a starving Somalian.
 
2012-10-31 01:37:55 PM  
Completely misleading headline. Only mention of the election is that Christie has much more important things to be doing these days, and will think about the logistics of the election later in the week.
 
2012-10-31 01:38:29 PM  
"Physically imposing"... Well, that's a way of putting it, I suppose.
 
2012-10-31 01:38:33 PM  
Uh wow that's not at all what he said. I don't like Christie at all, but I was listening on the radio (I live in Jersey City here), and you're taking this way out of context. The context of it was that he didn't give a crap about the elections at the moment, and he was focused on getting people to safety and getting New Jersey up and running again, and that he would think about the elections later.
 
2012-10-31 01:38:52 PM  

Wyalt Derp: "Christie considered running against Obama himself before deciding to sit out the race a year ago."

It's funny because... nah, too easy.


I lol'd.
 
2012-10-31 01:39:26 PM  
physically imposing?? Is that a nice way of saying someone is a fat farking slob of a human being?
 
2012-10-31 01:39:39 PM  
FTA: "I don't give a damn about Election Day," Christie told a news conference on Tuesday in Ewing, New Jersey, 64 miles southwest of New York City. "Let the politicians who are on the ballot worry about Election Day. It's not my problem."

I get what he's trying to say, and I agree for the most part, but I think voting is still an important right. Yes, the priorities should first be people's basic needs (food, water, shelter, etc), but it comes off as a bit dismissive of those who do want to vote next Tuesday and are concerned that they might not be able to.

Overall, I still can't hate him too much considering how he's handled this so far.
 
2012-10-31 01:40:03 PM  
Who names their kid Chris Christie? It's like naming your kid John Johnson.
 
2012-10-31 01:40:37 PM  

Bashar and Asma's Infinite Playlist: Who names their kid Chris Christie? It's like naming your kid John Johnson.


Sounds kinda like a superhero name, doesn't it?
 
2012-10-31 01:40:41 PM  

Moosecakes: Uh wow that's not at all what he said. I don't like Christie at all, but I was listening on the radio (I live in Jersey City here), and you're taking this way out of context. The context of it was that he didn't give a crap about the elections at the moment, and he was focused on getting people to safety and getting New Jersey up and running again, and that he would think about the elections later.


What's to think about? If it's so god damn bad, move it back while you can. And guess what? He can just say "Look, you lazy f*cks in the legislature, GET IT DONE!" There, he spent 20 seconds thinking and doing. I know that's taxing for someone with his girth, but I don't think it's going to cause a heart attack.
 
2012-10-31 01:40:54 PM  
The Republican, who has been governor since January 2010, told reporters on Tuesday he was focused on destroyed homes and potential loss of life, and would turn to the November 6 election logistics later this week.

Well, that seems sensible enough, so I guess there's no reason to give him any flak over...

Relishing the power of a statewide executive, Christie said on Monday that, in view of the raging storm, he was considering rescheduling Halloween by unilateral order. He repeated the idea on Tuesday.

Oh, right. Candy before democracy. Great set of values you got there, YouTube bully.
 
2012-10-31 01:40:54 PM  
You know, it's getting annoying when headlines use quotation marks inappropriately. The joke works just as well without them.
 
2012-10-31 01:42:16 PM  

EyeballKid: Relishing the power of a statewide executive, Christie said on Monday that, in view of the raging storm, he was considering rescheduling Halloween by unilateral order. He repeated the idea on Tuesday.

Oh, right. Candy before democracy. Great set of values you got there, YouTube bully.


He likes doing things unilaterally, it seems.
 
2012-10-31 01:42:49 PM  

WinoRhino: You know, it's getting annoying when headlines use quotation marks inappropriately. The joke works just as well without them.


Correct, it does, but some submittards don't seem to realize that quotes indicate that someone actually said it. Wish modmins would actually do a Ctrl+F of the article whenever they see quotation marks.
 
2012-10-31 01:43:08 PM  

Dogfacedgod: physically imposing?? Is that a nice way of saying someone is a fat farking slob of a human being?


remotelyinterestingtv.files.wordpress.com
 
2012-10-31 01:43:36 PM  
for he is a fat, you see
 
2012-10-31 01:43:56 PM  

EyeballKid: Oh, right. Candy before democracy. Great set of values you got there, YouTube bully.


Don't be fatuous. It's a hell of a lot easier to ask people to voluntarily hand out candy on a different day than it is to cut through the red tape to get elections legally postponed/extended/whatever.
 
2012-10-31 01:44:43 PM  

coeyagi: WinoRhino: You know, it's getting annoying when headlines use quotation marks inappropriately. The joke works just as well without them.

Correct, it does, but some submittards don't seem to realize that quotes indicate that someone actually said it. Wish modmins would actually do a Ctrl+F of the article whenever they see quotation marks.


I can't be the only one who thinks they sometimes greenlight intentionally misleading headlines just for the amount of drama they bring?
 
2012-10-31 01:44:59 PM  

coeyagi: PonceAlyosha: Actually, Governor it is your problem because you and your legislature are the ones who decide if you'd like to postpone Election Day in your state.

I think he knows that, but his opinion is "Look, there are literally tens of people who could still be in danger, but let's not worry about the hundreds of thousands of people, probably Dems, who would be adversely affected by this storm in regards to voting, especially when all it would take would be for me to say to the legislature 'Look god damnit, get it done, I do care about elections, but I have bigger things to worry about, so move the date." There was that so much to do, Chris, you piece of dogshiat?


Hoboken alone is literally covered in festering crap. Not 'Jersey's a shiatty state' crap. But actual feces. That's a pretty severe health risk.

I'm not a Christie fan - dem living in MD - so not really my concern, but there's a pretty major recovery effort that needs to be focused on. The first 48 hours of response can make a huge difference - so lets give him a day or two to shift from disaster relief to scheduling elections.

I'm sure he doesn't want to be the only state who didn't vote come Tuesday - especially if the presidential race is over. That's a lot of disenfranchised voters.
 
2012-10-31 01:45:11 PM  

Tamater: >Opens article

>CTRL+F for "salad"

>Sigh.....


CTRL+F for "vote"
double sigh.... its on the page, but not in the story anywere.

I know its satire but the whole he said "exactly this in quote" only to find nothing like that at all was said is rather disapointing.
 
2012-10-31 01:45:20 PM  

Cythraul: Bashar and Asma's Infinite Playlist: Who names their kid Chris Christie? It's like naming your kid John Johnson.

Sounds kinda like a superhero name, doesn't it?


Chris Christie was once a mild mannered politician, until he ate a radioactive calzone he found on the Jersey shore that gave him the ability to shoot diabetes out of his belly button.
 
2012-10-31 01:45:34 PM  
I'm shocked to discover a republican politician doesn't understand how democracy works.
 
2012-10-31 01:45:53 PM  

Cythraul: coeyagi: WinoRhino: You know, it's getting annoying when headlines use quotation marks inappropriately. The joke works just as well without them.

Correct, it does, but some submittards don't seem to realize that quotes indicate that someone actually said it. Wish modmins would actually do a Ctrl+F of the article whenever they see quotation marks.

I can't be the only one who thinks they sometimes greenlight intentionally misleading headlines just for the amount of drama they bring?


No, I think they do that with trolling headlines which are usually pretty obvious, this one, I think they got lazy.

And I am cool with lazy. Lots of great people are lazy.
 
2012-10-31 01:45:53 PM  
Let my mild annoyance at the headline be entered into the record on this day. I imagine Christie eats a tons of salad
 
2012-10-31 01:46:07 PM  

Tamater: >Opens article

>CTRL+F for "salad"

>Sigh.....


Sigh indeed.

Especially since that's something Christie easily could have said.
 
2012-10-31 01:46:50 PM  
Goddammit, I hate to say it, but I think I kinda like this guy. Is it possible I might consider voting for him in 2016? He can't be some crazy bagger, after all. Not if he's popular in NJ.
 
2012-10-31 01:46:53 PM  
Let my mild annoyance at the headline be entered into the record on this day. I imagine Christie eats a tons of salad
 
2012-10-31 01:46:58 PM  

Bashar and Asma's Infinite Playlist: Cythraul: Bashar and Asma's Infinite Playlist: Who names their kid Chris Christie? It's like naming your kid John Johnson.

Sounds kinda like a superhero name, doesn't it?

Chris Christie was once a mild mannered politician, until he ate a radioactive calzone he found on the Jersey shore that gave him the ability to shoot diabetes out of his belly button.


Most awesome superhero evar!
 
2012-10-31 01:47:52 PM  
My dick is "physically imposing"
 
2012-10-31 01:48:17 PM  

Deneb81: coeyagi: PonceAlyosha: Actually, Governor it is your problem because you and your legislature are the ones who decide if you'd like to postpone Election Day in your state.

I think he knows that, but his opinion is "Look, there are literally tens of people who could still be in danger, but let's not worry about the hundreds of thousands of people, probably Dems, who would be adversely affected by this storm in regards to voting, especially when all it would take would be for me to say to the legislature 'Look god damnit, get it done, I do care about elections, but I have bigger things to worry about, so move the date." There was that so much to do, Chris, you piece of dogshiat?

Hoboken alone is literally covered in festering crap. Not 'Jersey's a shiatty state' crap. But actual feces. That's a pretty severe health risk.

I'm not a Christie fan - dem living in MD - so not really my concern, but there's a pretty major recovery effort that needs to be focused on. The first 48 hours of response can make a huge difference - so lets give him a day or two to shift from disaster relief to scheduling elections.

I'm sure he doesn't want to be the only state who didn't vote come Tuesday - especially if the presidential race is over. That's a lot of disenfranchised voters.


So what you're saying is he can't spare literally 1 min to call up his legislature and recommend to push it back?

He can do that on a cell phone while taking a shiat the size of a dog house. (Which I have no problem with, it's not relevant to this discussion, but I imagine he takes shiats the size of dog houses.)
 
2012-10-31 01:48:31 PM  

coeyagi: WinoRhino: You know, it's getting annoying when headlines use quotation marks inappropriately. The joke works just as well without them.

Correct, it does, but some submittards don't seem to realize that quotes indicate that someone actually said it. Wish modmins would actually do a Ctrl+F of the article whenever they see quotation marks.


Fat chance. Fake, anger-inducing quotes is what drives views and profit.
 
2012-10-31 01:49:20 PM  

Jackson Herring: My dick is "physically imposing"


static.tvguide.com

Agrees
 
2012-10-31 01:49:40 PM  
Hmm, just read that entire article, and I'm not sure what article you all are reading, but what I took from the statements Christie made, he's simply not going to try to make a decision about asking the legislature to take action concerning the election until he has had time to make sure the immediate problems are handled. Look, I hate on the GOP about as much as any left leaning independent, but so far, he's not been political. He has been handling the fact that a major portion of his state has been destroyed the way an executive should: he's gathering information, making rational decisions, staying calm, and not jumping to conclusions about what should be done and when. This does not make him political, it makes him LOGICAL and SANE. It would behoove the people of New Jersey to let the emergency workers and national guards men finish gathering the injured and dead, put out the various literal fires that have sprung up, and do some assessment as to what can realistically be done and how quickly before they ask for a change of election day. Right now they do not know if they need to push it back a week, two weeks, or six weeks. So, in other words, the media needs to CHILL and let the people in New Jersey (and New York as well) make some assessments, before making demands about when, where, and how the election should be handled. It would not surprise me at all for the governors in NY and NJ both to call for the legislators to come in on Friday or Saturday to deal with the election day issue. But today, Wednesday, it's just too soon to have enough specifics to make a decision about it.
 
2012-10-31 01:49:56 PM  
Nate Silver called in to calculate validity of this assertion, responds with implied facepalm.
 
2012-10-31 01:51:16 PM  

topcon: coeyagi: WinoRhino: You know, it's getting annoying when headlines use quotation marks inappropriately. The joke works just as well without them.

Correct, it does, but some submittards don't seem to realize that quotes indicate that someone actually said it. Wish modmins would actually do a Ctrl+F of the article whenever they see quotation marks.

Fat chance. Fake, anger-inducing quotes is what drives views and profit.


That could be Chris Christie's self deprecating campaign slogan for 2016.

Chris Christie 2016
Fat Chance
 
2012-10-31 01:52:09 PM  

coeyagi: Deneb81: coeyagi: PonceAlyosha: Actually, Governor it is your problem because you and your legislature are the ones who decide if you'd like to postpone Election Day in your state.

I think he knows that, but his opinion is "Look, there are literally tens of people who could still be in danger, but let's not worry about the hundreds of thousands of people, probably Dems, who would be adversely affected by this storm in regards to voting, especially when all it would take would be for me to say to the legislature 'Look god damnit, get it done, I do care about elections, but I have bigger things to worry about, so move the date." There was that so much to do, Chris, you piece of dogshiat?

Hoboken alone is literally covered in festering crap. Not 'Jersey's a shiatty state' crap. But actual feces. That's a pretty severe health risk.

I'm not a Christie fan - dem living in MD - so not really my concern, but there's a pretty major recovery effort that needs to be focused on. The first 48 hours of response can make a huge difference - so lets give him a day or two to shift from disaster relief to scheduling elections.

I'm sure he doesn't want to be the only state who didn't vote come Tuesday - especially if the presidential race is over. That's a lot of disenfranchised voters.

So what you're saying is he can't spare literally 1 min to call up his legislature and recommend to push it back?

He can do that on a cell phone while taking a shiat the size of a dog house. (Which I have no problem with, it's not relevant to this discussion, but I imagine he takes shiats the size of dog houses.)


Wow...talk about out of context. His comments were in response to questions about whether he'd be inviting Romney to tour the damage for photo ops. He answered exactly as he should have, this isn't a time for him to be a campaign surrogate, he has more important shiat to deal with. The article doesn't explain that he wasn't talking about making sure people could vote, he as talking about his role as a supporter of the Romney campaign.
 
2012-10-31 01:52:57 PM  
If the governor had just laid down on the beach as Sandy approached, he could have prevented half that storm surge.
 
2012-10-31 01:54:18 PM  

kasmel: coeyagi: Deneb81: coeyagi: PonceAlyosha: Actually, Governor it is your problem because you and your legislature are the ones who decide if you'd like to postpone Election Day in your state.

I think he knows that, but his opinion is "Look, there are literally tens of people who could still be in danger, but let's not worry about the hundreds of thousands of people, probably Dems, who would be adversely affected by this storm in regards to voting, especially when all it would take would be for me to say to the legislature 'Look god damnit, get it done, I do care about elections, but I have bigger things to worry about, so move the date." There was that so much to do, Chris, you piece of dogshiat?

Hoboken alone is literally covered in festering crap. Not 'Jersey's a shiatty state' crap. But actual feces. That's a pretty severe health risk.

I'm not a Christie fan - dem living in MD - so not really my concern, but there's a pretty major recovery effort that needs to be focused on. The first 48 hours of response can make a huge difference - so lets give him a day or two to shift from disaster relief to scheduling elections.

I'm sure he doesn't want to be the only state who didn't vote come Tuesday - especially if the presidential race is over. That's a lot of disenfranchised voters.

So what you're saying is he can't spare literally 1 min to call up his legislature and recommend to push it back?

He can do that on a cell phone while taking a shiat the size of a dog house. (Which I have no problem with, it's not relevant to this discussion, but I imagine he takes shiats the size of dog houses.)

Wow...talk about out of context. His comments were in response to questions about whether he'd be inviting Romney to tour the damage for photo ops. He answered exactly as he should have, this isn't a time for him to be a campaign surrogate, he has more important shiat to deal with. The article doesn't explain that he wasn't talking about making sure people could vote, he as t ...


Hello, Hello, I know this. I know TFA article has nothing to do with the election. But since the submittard got us started on the election, I am going to put in my 2 cents what he should do. Which is pick up the phone and make a simple phone call.
 
2012-10-31 01:54:26 PM  

Tamater: >Opens article

>CTRL+F for "salad"

>Sigh.....


Hahaha, exactly what I did. Sigh and everything.
 
2012-10-31 01:54:30 PM  

Cythraul: That could be Chris Christie's self deprecating campaign slogan for 2016.


Chris Christie: "I'm used to oval offices. I fit better in them."
 
2012-10-31 01:55:07 PM  

Deneb81: I'm sure he doesn't want to be the only state who didn't vote come Tuesday - especially if the presidential race is over. That's a lot of disenfranchised voters.


They wouldn't be disenfranchised, they just wouldn't have voted yet. Their vote would still count. They might not make a difference, but they will still be counted and their electors would still vote.
 
2012-10-31 01:55:16 PM  
You people and your quaint poling places. We here in Oregon are getting a kick at how weather can affect a Presidential election. Good luck making it to the voting booth next week. I hope everyone who wants to vote is able to. Of course I got my ballot last week, filled it out in the comfort of my own home this past weekend and dropped it off at my local library yesterday.

See you in the 21st century when you all finally make here.
 
2012-10-31 01:56:08 PM  

coeyagi: Moosecakes: Uh wow that's not at all what he said. I don't like Christie at all, but I was listening on the radio (I live in Jersey City here), and you're taking this way out of context. The context of it was that he didn't give a crap about the elections at the moment, and he was focused on getting people to safety and getting New Jersey up and running again, and that he would think about the elections later.

What's to think about? If it's so god damn bad, move it back while you can. And guess what? He can just say "Look, you lazy f*cks in the legislature, GET IT DONE!" There, he spent 20 seconds thinking and doing. I know that's taxing for someone with his girth, but I don't think it's going to cause a heart attack.


I think you're in danger of becoming what you decry. Christie's words, in their proper context, were merely a message to anyone watching who was effected by the storm that his primary concern was not politics, it was making sure New Jersey residents were safe. It was a softball lobbed to him by some clown so that he could bloviate. However, even the most cynical interpretation of his comment doesn't lead me to believe that he literally meant, "I will not take steps to make sure NJ residents can vote". I'm pretty sure if his state is the only one that does not vote in this election, it'll come up in 2016. So, your assesment of his comments don't even work logically. It would hurt him to say what you think he means.
 
2012-10-31 01:56:37 PM  

Pincy: See you in the 21st century when you all finally make here.


Damn, somewhere along the way we have to sacrifice "it" in the name of progress...
 
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