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2012-12-10 11:45:25 AM
Little boy?

Is this Fark or confederate-lol.com?
 
2012-12-10 11:46:22 AM
This will be fun.
 
2012-12-10 11:48:11 AM
What an explosive headline, Nagasubby.
 
2012-12-10 11:48:40 AM

Uranus Is Huge!: Little boy?

Is this Fark or confederate-lol.com?


Think about it...

// but not for too long or you'll go Enola Gay
 
2012-12-10 11:49:12 AM
No Hero (shima) tag?
 
2012-12-10 11:50:41 AM

Dr Dreidel: Uranus Is Huge!: Little boy?

Is this Fark or confederate-lol.com?

Think about it...

// but not for too long or you'll go Enola Gay


Oh I got the WW2 reference. It clearly diffuses any fallout from referring to an African American politician as 'Little Boy.'
 
2012-12-10 11:55:51 AM

Uranus Is Huge!: Dr Dreidel: Uranus Is Huge!: Little boy?

Is this Fark or confederate-lol.com?

Think about it...

// but not for too long or you'll go Enola Gay

Oh I got the WW2 reference. It clearly diffuses any fallout from referring to an African American politician as 'Little Boy.'


I knew after I hit "submit" that someone would say this, but how often can you make a ww2 atomic bomb joke regarding politics? so there
 
2012-12-10 11:57:23 AM

Uranus Is Huge!: Dr Dreidel: Uranus Is Huge!: Little boy?

Is this Fark or confederate-lol.com?

Think about it...

// but not for too long or you'll go Enola Gay

Oh I got the WW2 reference. It clearly diffuses any fallout from referring to an African American politician as 'Little Boy.'


I looked at the headline and my first thought was "some guy named Jake is running for governor of New Jersey?".
 
2012-12-10 12:00:59 PM
It would be an extremely poor strategic choice for Booker to challenge Christie for the governorship.

First, Christie's approval ratings, especially in the aftermath of Sandy, are very good. Booker is popular among NJ Democrats, sure, but Christie has proven himself to be a capable and effective governor who - unlike most prominent GOP politicians - will put his state and its residents before his political party. I think it's highly unlikely, barring some massive scandal, that New Jersey voters will decline to give him another term.

Second, Frank Lautenberg will be over 80 years old when he is up for re-election in 2014. He hasn't announced retirement yet, but I can't imagine he's seriously thinking about another term, and would probably gladly step aside for an up-and-comer like Booker to run for the Senate seat. If he's really interested in the governor's office, he could return to New Jersey when Christie is done.

Of course, there's nothing stopping Booker from running for both offices, but if he's coming off a loss to Christie while running against a Christie-endorsed Republican for the Senate...
 
2012-12-10 12:01:02 PM
Can we have a little bit longer without election talk please? Just a little? After New Years feel free.
 
2012-12-10 12:04:50 PM
2.bp.blogspot.com

The what man?
 
2012-12-10 12:12:02 PM
Malnourished food stamp recipient and Newark resident to challenge Christie the Hutt for control of swampy, crime-infested hive of scum and villainy.
 
2012-12-10 12:21:25 PM
2.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-12-10 12:32:38 PM

qorkfiend: It would be an extremely poor strategic choice for Booker to challenge Christie for the governorship.

First, Christie's approval ratings, especially in the aftermath of Sandy, are very good. Booker is popular among NJ Democrats, sure, but Christie has proven himself to be a capable and effective governor who - unlike most prominent GOP politicians - will put his state and its residents before his political party. I think it's highly unlikely, barring some massive scandal, that New Jersey voters will decline to give him another term.

Second, Frank Lautenberg will be over 80 years old when he is up for re-election in 2014. He hasn't announced retirement yet, but I can't imagine he's seriously thinking about another term, and would probably gladly step aside for an up-and-comer like Booker to run for the Senate seat. If he's really interested in the governor's office, he could return to New Jersey when Christie is done.

Of course, there's nothing stopping Booker from running for both offices, but if he's coming off a loss to Christie while running against a Christie-endorsed Republican for the Senate...


Or, like many others, he's assuming Christie's going to make a run for president in 2016, which will give Booker the perfect opening for governor. That's probably why he's so on the fence right now.
 
2012-12-10 12:33:52 PM
i0.kym-cdn.com
 
2012-12-10 12:33:54 PM

brigid_fitch: qorkfiend: It would be an extremely poor strategic choice for Booker to challenge Christie for the governorship.

First, Christie's approval ratings, especially in the aftermath of Sandy, are very good. Booker is popular among NJ Democrats, sure, but Christie has proven himself to be a capable and effective governor who - unlike most prominent GOP politicians - will put his state and its residents before his political party. I think it's highly unlikely, barring some massive scandal, that New Jersey voters will decline to give him another term.

Second, Frank Lautenberg will be over 80 years old when he is up for re-election in 2014. He hasn't announced retirement yet, but I can't imagine he's seriously thinking about another term, and would probably gladly step aside for an up-and-comer like Booker to run for the Senate seat. If he's really interested in the governor's office, he could return to New Jersey when Christie is done.

Of course, there's nothing stopping Booker from running for both offices, but if he's coming off a loss to Christie while running against a Christie-endorsed Republican for the Senate...

Or, like many others, he's assuming Christie's going to make a run for president in 2016, which will give Booker the perfect opening for governor. That's probably why he's so on the fence right now.


If Booker is talking about making a decision in the "next two weeks", it's for the 2013 election, not the one after that.
 
2012-12-10 12:57:20 PM

qorkfiend:

If Booker is talking about making a decision in the "next two weeks", it's for the 2013 election, not the one after that.


Or he's assuming 2 weeks is enough time for Christie to have his inevitable massive coronary.
 
2012-12-10 01:30:04 PM
Booker is an improvement on Sharpey James, but he still fondles Wall St's balls.
 
2012-12-10 01:34:19 PM

Uranus Is Huge!: Dr Dreidel: Uranus Is Huge!: Little boy?

Is this Fark or confederate-lol.com?

Think about it...

// but not for too long or you'll go Enola Gay

Oh I got the WW2 reference. It clearly diffuses any fallout from referring to an African American politician as 'Little Boy.'


The fallout from this explosion would be unusually toxic...
 
2012-12-10 01:40:29 PM
cdn.buzznet.com
 
2012-12-10 01:42:39 PM

Gyrfalcon: Uranus Is Huge!: Dr Dreidel: Uranus Is Huge!: Little boy?

Is this Fark or confederate-lol.com?

Think about it...

// but not for too long or you'll go Enola Gay

Oh I got the WW2 reference. It clearly diffuses any fallout from referring to an African American politician as 'Little Boy.'

The fallout from this explosion would be unusually toxic...


Glad somebody finally caught that.
 
2012-12-10 01:47:47 PM
That election should be a blast.
 
2012-12-10 02:00:01 PM

Uranus Is Huge!: Dr Dreidel: Uranus Is Huge!: Little boy?

Is this Fark or confederate-lol.com?

Think about it...

// but not for too long or you'll go Enola Gay

Oh I got the WW2 reference. It clearly diffuses any fallout from referring to an African American politician as 'Little Boy.'


"Little Boy"? No, they just say "Boy". Go find something worth getting your panties in a twist over.
 
2012-12-10 02:17:53 PM
i.digiguide.tv
 
2012-12-10 02:30:55 PM

Uranus Is Huge!: Gyrfalcon: Uranus Is Huge!: Dr Dreidel: Uranus Is Huge!: Little boy?

Is this Fark or confederate-lol.com?

Think about it...

// but not for too long or you'll go Enola Gay

Oh I got the WW2 reference. It clearly diffuses any fallout from referring to an African American politician as 'Little Boy.'

The fallout from this explosion would be unusually toxic...

Glad somebody finally caught that.


somedude210: Uranus Is Huge!: Dr Dreidel: Uranus Is Huge!: Little boy?

Is this Fark or confederate-lol.com?

Think about it...

// but not for too long or you'll go Enola Gay

Oh I got the WW2 reference. It clearly diffuses any fallout from referring to an African American politician as 'Little Boy.'

I knew after I hit "submit" that someone would say this, but how often can you make a ww2 atomic bomb joke regarding politics? so there


Hey look, the submitter was aware of the possible racial ramifications.

My panties aren't in a bunch, princess. I was just pointing out a well known connotation.
 
2012-12-10 02:32:36 PM
I also fail pretty well at quoting.
 
2012-12-10 02:36:36 PM

Carn: Can we have a little bit longer without election talk please? Just a little? After New Years feel free.


I agree. There should be no discussion of elections or related topics here on the Politics tab.
 
2012-12-10 02:37:05 PM
That would be an extremely uphill battle for Booker given that Christie is still riding the approval wave post-Sandy.

Much as I dislike Christie and like Booker, I don't think Booker getting in the ring would be a politically savvy move.
 
2012-12-10 02:55:51 PM
Good. Someone needs to slap Christie off the turtle pile.

Let's hope Booker has the set of balls to do it.
 
2012-12-10 02:56:43 PM

EighthDay: I don't think Booker getting in the ring would be a politically savvy move.


Less Republicans in office is ALWAYS a "politically savvy move."
 
2012-12-10 03:12:28 PM

qorkfiend: It would be an extremely poor strategic choice for Booker to challenge Christie for the governorship.

First, Christie's approval ratings, especially in the aftermath of Sandy, are very good. Booker is popular among NJ Democrats, sure, but Christie has proven himself to be a capable and effective governor who - unlike most prominent GOP politicians - will put his state and its residents before his political party. I think it's highly unlikely, barring some massive scandal, that New Jersey voters will decline to give him another term.

Second, Frank Lautenberg will be over 80 years old when he is up for re-election in 2014. He hasn't announced retirement yet, but I can't imagine he's seriously thinking about another term, and would probably gladly step aside for an up-and-comer like Booker to run for the Senate seat. If he's really interested in the governor's office, he could return to New Jersey when Christie is done.

Of course, there's nothing stopping Booker from running for both offices, but if he's coming off a loss to Christie while running against a Christie-endorsed Republican for the Senate...



Well put.
 
From everything I can tell, Christie is by far not anywhere near the top of the list of Republicans bringing the GOP down.  Yeah, he gets made fun of for being fat... but seems to be pretty popular with everyone.
 
And, while Booker is popular as mayor... some good experience as a Senator will go a long way for his statewide and/or national ambitions.
 
2012-12-10 03:24:46 PM

whidbey: EighthDay: I don't think Booker getting in the ring would be a politically savvy move.

Less Republicans in office is ALWAYS a "politically savvy move."


When you have a R governor in a D state with a 60% approval rating, it's an uphill battle.

I'd love to see Booker move his way up in the political ladder, I just thing 2013 is a bit soon and would be a rough road and would rather see him succeed slowly than to become another failed candidate.
 
2012-12-10 03:34:49 PM

downstairs: Yeah, he gets made fun of for being fat... but seems to be pretty popular with everyone.


People sure have a short memory. All you have to do is listen to his speech endorsing Romney at the convention and you'd realize that you would not want this man in a position of power any more than we wanted Romney.
 
2012-12-10 05:09:56 PM
i.qkme.me

oddly appropriate
 
2012-12-10 06:00:35 PM
www.tvshowsondvd.com

What does Jake think of these shenanigans?
 
2012-12-10 06:33:16 PM
If Cory Booker is Little Boy, and Chris Christie is Fat Man, then the residents of New Jersey are the hibakusha (survivors of nuclear blasts) in Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
 
2012-12-10 07:08:42 PM
Booker should run for Senator not Governor.
 
2012-12-10 07:18:39 PM
www.lanl.gov

/hot like a nuclear flash
 
2012-12-11 07:26:04 PM

imashark: [cdn.buzznet.com image 500x369]


Came for the Maltese Falcon reference, left happy.

/great movie
 
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