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(Politicker NJ)   A crowd gathers at a Cory Booker press conference yelling for him to "go back to where you came from" and shouting him down. Just kidding, it was Booker fans doing it to his opponent   (politickernj.com) divider line 65
    More: Asinine, Steve Lonegan, Newark Mayor Cory Booker, press conference, crack house, shouting  
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2013-09-18 01:04:46 PM
"Go back where you came from," a voice called

A voice. Singular.

Reminds me of the faux "pro-abortionists were all chanting hail Satan!!!"

Dude has a point though. Booker doesn't get to be upset about abandoned property, then do it himself.
 
2013-09-18 01:30:24 PM
Cory Booker sold some property to the city for $1 and all they city had to do was demolish the house on it and reclaim the recyclables of the construction materials?

That's a pretty good deal. I think the city is going to make some money off of it.
 
2013-09-18 01:50:35 PM
Former property?

What is it now, a petunia?
 
2013-09-18 01:59:13 PM
Yeah, I'd be offended if someone told me to go to Bogota too.
 
2013-09-18 02:09:45 PM
From TFW:

In 2009 Lonegan sought public financing under the state's clean elections law, and swore under oath to the New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission (ELEC) that he had not participated in any type of advocacy organization for four years prior to becoming a candidate. According to campaign finance data and public tax disclosures, Lonegan had participated in several advocacy organizations, despite his statements to New Jersey officials-including $132,500 from Americans for Prosperity, the group financed by billionaires David and Charles Koch. In late 2011 William Brennan, a New Jersey resident, filed a lawsuit late last year against Lonegan for obtaining the millions in taxpayer election support using a false claim.

I'm just sad these people didn't bring tar and feathers.
 
2013-09-18 02:38:11 PM
Go back where you came from?
Didn't both candidates grow up in New Jersey?
I don't think that really makes sense shouted at either of them.
 
2013-09-18 02:51:25 PM
aattp.org

You can stop talking now.
 
2013-09-18 02:53:10 PM
Go back to Jersey, yah bum.
 
2013-09-18 02:54:50 PM

super_grass: [aattp.org image 500x391]

You can stop talking now.


Just one of thousands of isolated incidents.
 
2013-09-18 02:55:17 PM
super_grass:You can stop talking now.

Is that supposed to be some sort of relevant example? Please explain.
 
2013-09-18 02:56:42 PM
"Street operatives"?
 
2013-09-18 02:57:11 PM
So... back to Teaneck?
 
2013-09-18 02:57:16 PM

Somacandra: super_grass:You can stop talking now.

Is that supposed to be some sort of relevant example? Please explain.


Tea Party racism makes every tasteless thing the left insignificant by comparison.
 
2013-09-18 02:57:17 PM
What's wrong with that?
 
2013-09-18 02:57:24 PM

Lando Lincoln: Cory Booker sold some property to the city for $1 and all they city had to do was demolish the house on it and reclaim the recyclables of the construction materials?That's a pretty good deal. I think the city is going to make some money off of it.


This. Usually when someone buys or sells property for $1 its because there's a deeper story at hand. If he sold it, he's not responsible for it afterwards. That's kinda what the whole "selling" thing is about.
 
2013-09-18 02:57:24 PM
I am from Transylvania -- HE is from New Jersey!
 
2013-09-18 03:03:29 PM
super_grass:  Tea Party racism makes every tasteless thing the left insignificant by comparison.

What does the Tea Party, Obama or monkeys have to do with this? What "left?" This is a local Jersey race for Senate that drew some random protestors. For some reason a voice shouts something incomprehensible (Lonegan's from New Jersey) and this is a thing? I guess it means Mr. Booker has a few jackass supporters. That's pretty much true for anybody left, right, up or down. What I don't get is why a Senate candidate claims a place is a crack house in broad daylight and then stands in front of it. Bad judgment, IMHO.
 
2013-09-18 03:03:40 PM
"Thanks, guys," Lonegan strategist Rick Shaftan cracked to the Booker allies after another handler whisked the candidate away. "We'll all see you in the commercial. You did great."

What? You mean he DOESN'T care about the empty building? I'm stunned by this turn of events...
 
2013-09-18 03:03:53 PM
Somebody in Jersey acted like an asshole?  Stop the presses!
 
2013-09-18 03:04:15 PM

Somacandra: Lando Lincoln: Cory Booker sold some property to the city for $1 and all they city had to do was demolish the house on it and reclaim the recyclables of the construction materials?That's a pretty good deal. I think the city is going to make some money off of it.

This. Usually when someone buys or sells property for $1 its because there's a deeper story at hand. If he sold it, he's not responsible for it afterwards. That's kinda what the whole "selling" thing is about.


Well, if there were hazardous materials left behind and he didn't acknowledge their existence before the sale. That would be bad. But other than that, no. I don't see a problem here, other than the city has failed to bulldoze the place in a timely fashion.
 
2013-09-18 03:21:50 PM

Doctor Funkenstein: Somebody in Jersey acted like an asshole?  Stop the presses!


I'm surprised.  we usually act like jerkoffs.
 
2013-09-18 03:30:25 PM
Lando Lincoln:
Well, if there were hazardous materials left behind and he didn't acknowledge their existence before the sale. That would be bad. But other than that, no. I don't see a problem here, other than the city has failed to bulldoze the place in a timely fashion.

If only the city had a mayor who cared about derelict buildings, maybe something could be done.  If only...
 
2013-09-18 03:32:28 PM

Somacandra: This. Usually when someone buys or sells property for $1 its because there's a deeper story at hand.


Well, usually it's because they think everyone else bid too high and they're trying to get to the Showcase Showdown.
 
2013-09-18 03:35:57 PM

ManateeGag: Doctor Funkenstein: Somebody in Jersey acted like an asshole?  Stop the presses!

I'm surprised.  we usually act like jerkoffs.


My mom just wrapped up a garage sale with my aunt and uncle in Stirling.  Gram had to go to a nursing home, and we're selling her house.

She told me she almost punched a guy.  My aunt caught him stealing some jewelry and asked him to empty his pockets.  He refused and all hell broke loose.  He started yelling "I don't need to be treated like this!  I don't need to buy your shiat!"  To which Mom yelled, "Oh just go fark yourself and get the hell out of here!"  To which he yelled, "That's assault!  I'm calling the police!"  To which Mom yelled, "Go right ahead you fat fark!"  Then my uncle had to physically get between them.  The other people at the sale started yelling at the guy.  "Dude!  It's just a garage sale!  Why don't you leave!?"  And he left in a huff yelling, "You're all a bunch of farks!"

I sure do miss NJ sometimes ;-)  And this is sleepy little Stirling!
 
2013-09-18 03:37:22 PM

tallguywithglasseson: Go back where you came from?
Didn't both candidates grow up in New Jersey?
I don't think that really makes sense shouted at either of them.


They probably mean for him to go back to Bogota, NJ.
 
2013-09-18 03:40:03 PM
Until March, Cory Booker owned an abandoned home on Newark's Court Street. When I visited it last week, there was a "No Loitering" sign above the door and barbed wire looped over the fence. Through a hole, an overgrown backyard littered with glass bottles and other trash was visible from the sidewalk. Advertisements for a restoration and cleaning service were posted in the boarded-up windows.

During his tenure as mayor of Newark, Booker has spoken out against the neglected properties that litter the city, and in August 2011, he signed into law an ordinance requiring landowners to register vacant properties with the city's Office of Rent Control. The mayor himself, however, failed to register the Court Street house, according to Maria Hernandez in Newark's rent-control office. The ordinance required those who owned vacant property at the time of the law's passage to register it by August 31, 2011, with the penalty for noncompliance being a fine between $500 and $1,000. "Every day that a violation continues shall constitute a separate and distinct offense," the ordinance reads.

Public records show that after purchasing the home for $175,000 in December 2009, Booker sold it in March of this year to Newark Now, the charity he founded in 2003, for $1.
 
2013-09-18 03:40:32 PM
"I expected it," said Lonegan.
...
"Thanks, guys," Lonegan strategist Rick Shaftan cracked to the Booker allies after another handler whisked the candidate away. "We'll all see you in the commercial. You did great."


I'll bet you did expect it.

Booker may not be all that, but Lonegan is pure sleeze.
 
2013-09-18 03:44:21 PM

Cagey B: From TFW:

In 2009 Lonegan sought public financing under the state's clean elections law, and swore under oath to the New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission (ELEC) that he had not participated in any type of advocacy organization for four years prior to becoming a candidate. According to campaign finance data and public tax disclosures, Lonegan had participated in several advocacy organizations, despite his statements to New Jersey officials-including $132,500 from Americans for Prosperity, the group financed by billionaires David and Charles Koch. In late 2011 William Brennan, a New Jersey resident, filed a lawsuit late last year against Lonegan for obtaining the millions in taxpayer election support using a false claim.

I'm just sad these people didn't bring tar and feathers.


Um.......why isn't this guy in handcuffs and facing criminal charges?

Am I missing something here?
 
2013-09-18 03:46:25 PM

Doctor Funkenstein: Somebody in Jersey acted like an asshole?  Stop the presses!


Why? Is it mandatory break time?
 
2013-09-18 03:46:28 PM
why do you guys always try to excuse this kind of behavior? somebody's being a prick, just admit it for once and move on. you don't have to offer some kind of equivalence on the right that makes it ok. nobody should be doing it, period. quit rationalizing.
 
2013-09-18 03:47:46 PM

ferretman: Until March, Cory Booker owned an abandoned home on Newark's Court Street. When I visited it last week, there was a "No Loitering" sign above the door and barbed wire looped over the fence. Through a hole, an overgrown backyard littered with glass bottles and other trash was visible from the sidewalk. Advertisements for a restoration and cleaning service were posted in the boarded-up windows.

During his tenure as mayor of Newark, Booker has spoken out against the neglected properties that litter the city, and in August 2011, he signed into law an ordinance requiring landowners to register vacant properties with the city's Office of Rent Control. The mayor himself, however, failed to register the Court Street house, according to Maria Hernandez in Newark's rent-control office. The ordinance required those who owned vacant property at the time of the law's passage to register it by August 31, 2011, with the penalty for noncompliance being a fine between $500 and $1,000. "Every day that a violation continues shall constitute a separate and distinct offense," the ordinance reads.

Public records show that after purchasing the home for $175,000 in December 2009, Booker sold it in March of this year to Newark Now, the charity he founded in 2003, for $1.


Investigative Reporter:  Brian Fantana  ferretman
 
2013-09-18 03:48:04 PM

ferretman: Until March, Cory Booker owned an abandoned home on Newark's Court Street. When I visited it last week, there was a "No Loitering" sign above the door and barbed wire looped over the fence. Through a hole, an overgrown backyard littered with glass bottles and other trash was visible from the sidewalk. Advertisements for a restoration and cleaning service were posted in the boarded-up windows.

During his tenure as mayor of Newark, Booker has spoken out against the neglected properties that litter the city, and in August 2011, he signed into law an ordinance requiring landowners to register vacant properties with the city's Office of Rent Control. The mayor himself, however, failed to register the Court Street house, according to Maria Hernandez in Newark's rent-control office. The ordinance required those who owned vacant property at the time of the law's passage to register it by August 31, 2011, with the penalty for noncompliance being a fine between $500 and $1,000. "Every day that a violation continues shall constitute a separate and distinct offense," the ordinance reads.

Public records show that after purchasing the home for $175,000 in December 2009, Booker sold it in March of this year to Newark Now, the charity he founded in 2003, for $1.


You know, normally, when people quote verbatim long stretches of text, they'd at least have the good manners of attributing it to the source (like, for example, the National Review Online, in your case) rather than posting it as if it is their personal opinions and thoughts.
 
2013-09-18 03:48:06 PM

Somacandra: super_grass:  Tea Party racism makes every tasteless thing the left insignificant by comparison.

What does the Tea Party, Obama or monkeys have to do with this? What "left?" This is a local Jersey race for Senate that drew some random protestors. For some reason a voice shouts something incomprehensible (Lonegan's from New Jersey) and this is a thing? I guess it means Mr. Booker has a few jackass supporters. That's pretty much true for anybody left, right, up or down. What I don't get is why a Senate candidate claims a place is a crack house in broad daylight and then stands in front of it. Bad judgment, IMHO.


Well, to be fair, most of Lonegan's radio ads have tried to make the election about Obama and Obamacare. "Booker is an 'Obama liberal' and supports his liberal agenda and takeover of our healthcare system..."
 
2013-09-18 03:49:41 PM

Snarfangel: Doctor Funkenstein: Somebody in Jersey acted like an asshole?  Stop the presses!

Why? Is it mandatory break time?


Hey, that's a union joke! HarHar!

/work breaks are stupid
 
2013-09-18 03:55:24 PM
You mean people in Newark(a heavily liberal city and generally big fans of Booker for everything he did for Newark) didn't want to hear Lonegan spread more of his derp?

I am shocked, shocked I tell you.
 
2013-09-18 03:56:11 PM

RexTalionis: ferretman: Until March, Cory Booker owned an abandoned home on Newark's Court Street. When I visited it last week, there was a "No Loitering" sign above the door and barbed wire looped over the fence. Through a hole, an overgrown backyard littered with glass bottles and other trash was visible from the sidewalk. Advertisements for a restoration and cleaning service were posted in the boarded-up windows.

During his tenure as mayor of Newark, Booker has spoken out against the neglected properties that litter the city, and in August 2011, he signed into law an ordinance requiring landowners to register vacant properties with the city's Office of Rent Control. The mayor himself, however, failed to register the Court Street house, according to Maria Hernandez in Newark's rent-control office. The ordinance required those who owned vacant property at the time of the law's passage to register it by August 31, 2011, with the penalty for noncompliance being a fine between $500 and $1,000. "Every day that a violation continues shall constitute a separate and distinct offense," the ordinance reads.

Public records show that after purchasing the home for $175,000 in December 2009, Booker sold it in March of this year to Newark Now, the charity he founded in 2003, for $1.

You know, normally, when people quote verbatim long stretches of text, they'd at least have the good manners of attributing it to the source (like, for example, the National Review Online, in your case) rather than posting it as if it is their personal opinions and thoughts.


Perhaps he thought that, if people knew it came from NRO, they would just ignore it or worse, mock it. If that is the case, he's not wrong.

/NRO isn't worth the bandwidth for me to click on any of their links
//and my data plan is unlimited
///What's this I hear about slashies coming in threes?
 
2013-09-18 03:56:30 PM
Lonegon's campaign has been running some fairly racist commercials lately such as "Lonegon is a suburban mayor who will represent US" implying Booker would represent only urban residents which, in NJ, generally equals minority. Even though he says he is not racist and doesn't actually say anything racist the lines he leaves are so wide that I can roll Chris Christie through them. So I don't see why he is surprised to get booed out of an urban, African-American neighborhood.

/wanted the rocket scientist (Holt) to be the next Senator
 
MFK
2013-09-18 03:59:03 PM

The Drawing Board: Cagey B: From TFW:

In 2009 Lonegan sought public financing under the state's clean elections law, and swore under oath to the New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission (ELEC) that he had not participated in any type of advocacy organization for four years prior to becoming a candidate. According to campaign finance data and public tax disclosures, Lonegan had participated in several advocacy organizations, despite his statements to New Jersey officials-including $132,500 from Americans for Prosperity, the group financed by billionaires David and Charles Koch. In late 2011 William Brennan, a New Jersey resident, filed a lawsuit late last year against Lonegan for obtaining the millions in taxpayer election support using a false claim.

I'm just sad these people didn't bring tar and feathers.

Um.......why isn't this guy in handcuffs and facing criminal charges?

Am I missing something here?


duh: IOKIYAR
 
2013-09-18 03:59:39 PM
Breaking News!

Person of political belief makes stupid comment. Supporter of said political belief defend person by pointing out that other side does the same thing often time worst. Other side outraged that comment was made.
 
2013-09-18 04:00:39 PM

RexTalionis: ferretman: Until March, Cory Booker owned an abandoned home on Newark's Court Street. When I visited it last week, there was a "No Loitering" sign above the door and barbed wire looped over the fence. Through a hole, an overgrown backyard littered with glass bottles and other trash was visible from the sidewalk. Advertisements for a restoration and cleaning service were posted in the boarded-up windows.

During his tenure as mayor of Newark, Booker has spoken out against the neglected properties that litter the city, and in August 2011, he signed into law an ordinance requiring landowners to register vacant properties with the city's Office of Rent Control. The mayor himself, however, failed to register the Court Street house, according to Maria Hernandez in Newark's rent-control office. The ordinance required those who owned vacant property at the time of the law's passage to register it by August 31, 2011, with the penalty for noncompliance being a fine between $500 and $1,000. "Every day that a violation continues shall constitute a separate and distinct offense," the ordinance reads.

Public records show that after purchasing the home for $175,000 in December 2009, Booker sold it in March of this year to Newark Now, the charity he founded in 2003, for $1.

You know, normally, when people quote verbatim long stretches of text, they'd at least have the good manners of attributing it to the source (like, for example, the National Review Online, in your case) rather than posting it as if it is their personal opinions and thoughts.


Dang, I was hoping ferretman was out there on the mean streets.  I was hoping for a follow up where he was confronted by a gang of Newark street toughs, and had to subdue them with the Krav Magna he learned in The Core.
 
2013-09-18 04:02:20 PM

theknuckler_33: "I expected it," said Lonegan.
...
"Thanks, guys," Lonegan strategist Rick Shaftan cracked to the Booker allies after another handler whisked the candidate away. "We'll all see you in the commercial. You did great."

I'll bet you did expect it.

Booker may not be all that, but Lonegan is pure sleeze.


This.  He's a POS for playing the victim here.

/Republican
 
2013-09-18 04:19:30 PM
You created this political climate, Republicans. Turn-about is fair play.
 
2013-09-18 04:27:06 PM

super_grass: Somacandra: super_grass:You can stop talking now.

Is that supposed to be some sort of relevant example? Please explain.

Tea Party racism makes every tasteless thing the left insignificant by comparison.



Ah, yes - because comparing the President to a monkey is purely a racist construct:

www.democratic-republicans.us

www.orangejuiceblog.com

www.davart.net

therealrevo.com

www.seedsofdoubt.com

exiledonline.com
 
2013-09-18 04:28:17 PM

spmkk: super_grass: Somacandra: super_grass:You can stop talking now.

Is that supposed to be some sort of relevant example? Please explain.

Tea Party racism makes every tasteless thing the left insignificant by comparison.


Ah, yes - because comparing the President to a monkey is purely a racist construct:

[www.democratic-republicans.us image 300x203]

[www.orangejuiceblog.com image 300x162]

[www.davart.net image 300x398]

[therealrevo.com image 300x300]

[www.seedsofdoubt.com image 300x217]

[exiledonline.com image 300x225]


Bush isn't black.

Comparing blacks to lower primates is racist, there taboo isn't there if you have pale skin.
 
2013-09-18 04:43:01 PM

spmkk: Ah, yes - because comparing the President to a monkey is purely a racist construct:


TO be fair, he was pretty god damn dumb
 
2013-09-18 04:50:10 PM
super_grass:

Tea Party racism makes every tasteless thing the left insignificant by comparison.

www.troll.me
 
2013-09-18 04:52:24 PM
Non-story, conservative plant.

/amidoingitrite?
 
2013-09-18 04:52:54 PM
The Sting from such an incident has left Lonegan deeply hurt.
 
2013-09-18 04:54:54 PM

IdBeCrazyIf: spmkk: Ah, yes - because comparing the President to a monkey is purely a racist construct:

TO be fair, he was pretty god damn dumb


No need to insult the other higher primates :(
 
2013-09-18 04:56:08 PM
L-O-single N-E, G-A-N spells "Dickwad."
 
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