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(Huffington Post)   Did Republican media darling Chris Christie deliberately create a traffic jam on the nation's busiest bridge as political payback? And, no, he didn't do it by blocking the lanes with his body   (huffingtonpost.com) divider line 87
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2013-12-10 09:34:31 AM  
mmmm. jam.... mmmmm... jam donut.
 
2013-12-10 09:56:47 AM  
Traffic flow on that bridge is never good, so that must have created ... OMG ... THE HUMANITY ... IT'S CHRIS CHRISTIE THE STA-PUFF MARSHMALLOW MAN!!!
 
2013-12-10 11:12:35 AM  
Since the George Washington Bridge goes between two states, doesn't this give plenty of room for the US Senate committee on Commerce, Science, & Transportation to also start poking in their noses? I wonder if Senator Rockefeller is inclined to stir up the toxic waste pool to see how much sludge will stick to Christie.
 
2013-12-10 11:22:16 AM  
um, it's New Jersey.  there is a lot of traffic in new jersey.  especially the bridges.  there's no grand conspiracy.
 
2013-12-10 11:26:10 AM  
My guess is yes, he is one vindictive dude.
 
2013-12-10 11:28:36 AM  

Prey4reign: Traffic flow on that bridge is never good, so that must have created ... OMG ... THE HUMANITY ... IT'S CHRIS CHRISTIE THE STA-PUFF MARSHMALLOW MAN!!!


There's a photoshop I'd like to see.
 
2013-12-10 11:28:58 AM  
...

if we've reached that point, we should probably just dissolve the Republic and start over with something more our style. Maybe a loose confederation of constantly warring fiefdoms whose leaders are decided by televised death matches.
 
2013-12-10 11:31:42 AM  

ManateeGag: um, it's New Jersey.  there is a lot of traffic in new jersey.  especially the bridges.  there's no grand conspiracy.


he shut down two of the three lanes for a "traffic study" that didn't exist.
 
2013-12-10 11:34:22 AM  

ManateeGag: um, it's New Jersey.  there is a lot of traffic in new jersey.  especially the bridges.  there's no grand conspiracy.


2 out of 3 lanes were closed down for days. The excuse was a "traffic study". Nobody seems to be able to produce any documents showing that an actual study was taking place or even talked about. Bridge employees, ambulance and local police were never notified anything was happening. It's SOP to notify the locals for any lane closures.

A Port Authority official with close ties to Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey is resigning after state lawmakers questioned whether lane closings on the George Washington Bridge that led to extensive traffic backups in September were politically motivated.

The official, David Wildstein, will resign as the director of interstate capital projects at the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey on Jan. 1, according to a letter he wrote to the agency's deputy executive director, Bill Baroni.


Mr. Wildstein is a close friend of Christie. He has a cushy job, and he just quits?
 
2013-12-10 11:35:53 AM  
Yes.


/onto the next thread
 
2013-12-10 11:37:16 AM  
 
2013-12-10 11:39:52 AM  
It's the first time during his tenure as governor that Christie bullied somebody without making sure there's a camera crew to capture it all and put it on YouTube.
 
2013-12-10 11:42:02 AM  

abb3w: Since the George Washington Bridge goes between two states, doesn't this give plenty of room for the US Senate committee on Commerce, Science, & Transportation to also start poking in their noses? I wonder if Senator Rockefeller is inclined to stir up the toxic waste pool to see how much sludge will stick to Christie.


Trafficghazi! Yes, hearings until the end of time.
 
2013-12-10 11:42:15 AM  

ManateeGag: um, it's New Jersey.  there is a lot of traffic in new jersey.  especially the bridges.  there's no grand conspiracy.


So a close personal friend and political appointee of Gov. Christie arbitrarily and without advanced notice shuts down two of three lanes of the busiest bridge in America in order to conduct a non-existent traffic study that just happens to significantly impact the town run by a Democratic mayor who refused to endorse Christie for reelection, and this sounds normal to you?
 
2013-12-10 11:44:25 AM  

This text is now purple: It's been done.

http://www.nytimes.com/1993/05/21/us/haircut-grounded-clinton-while- th e-price-took-off.html


old news is so exciting.
 
2013-12-10 11:47:28 AM  
Why won't Chris Christie show us his long form birth certificate?

Why?
 
2013-12-10 11:47:42 AM  
I always did love the theater....
 
2013-12-10 11:48:47 AM  
I'm shocked that Chris Christie is a dick.
 
2013-12-10 11:50:10 AM  

Granny_Panties: Why won't Chris Christie show us his long form birth certificate?

Why?


Because Christie is embarrassed by the BBQ sauce smeared all over it.  Duh.
 
2013-12-10 11:56:51 AM  
31.media.tumblr.com
 
2013-12-10 11:57:36 AM  

Mentat: ManateeGag: um, it's New Jersey.  there is a lot of traffic in new jersey.  especially the bridges.  there's no grand conspiracy.

So a close personal friend and political appointee of Gov. Christie arbitrarily and without advanced notice shuts down two of three lanes of the busiest bridge in America in order to conduct a non-existent traffic study that just happens to significantly impact the town run by a Democratic mayor who refused to endorse Christie for reelection, and this sounds normal to you?


New Jersey normal.
 
JRB
2013-12-10 11:58:44 AM  

Cletus C.: abb3w: Since the George Washington Bridge goes between two states, doesn't this give plenty of room for the US Senate committee on Commerce, Science, & Transportation to also start poking in their noses? I wonder if Senator Rockefeller is inclined to stir up the toxic waste pool to see how much sludge will stick to Christie.

Trafficghazi! Yes, hearings until the end of time.


Yes, and just like Benghazi, Chrisite deserves to have the stench of this highly dubious screw-up (at least, or screw-job if it was deliberate) for an excrucitaingly long time.

Your equivalence, after all.
 
2013-12-10 12:00:01 PM  
Just fyi, the GW Bridge isn't the nation's busiest. The nation's busiest bridge is the Driscoll Bridge in New Jersey. In fact, it's also the one of the world's busiest bridges with 300k vehicles every day (GWB gets 275k), and it's the widest bridge in the whole world!

farm1.staticflickr.com
 
2013-12-10 12:04:12 PM  
He used a bucket.

www.justsaypictures.com
 
2013-12-10 12:04:18 PM  
I read that he did it to show support of the affordable care act by turning that part of New Jersey into the traffic equivalent of the Obamacare website.
 
2013-12-10 12:11:25 PM  
Fark has taught me that the only possible answer to that type of headline is "no".
 
2013-12-10 12:15:28 PM  
"Republican media darling"

Said no one in the history of forever.
 
2013-12-10 12:17:56 PM  

AngryDragon: "Republican media darling"

Said no one in the history of forever.


ecx.images-amazon.com
 
2013-12-10 12:19:46 PM  

This text is now purple: It's been done.

http://www.nytimes.com/1993/05/21/us/haircut-grounded-clinton-while- th e-price-took-off.html


 Mission Accomplished
 
2013-12-10 12:20:24 PM  

karnal: I read that he did it to show support of the affordable care act by turning that part of New Jersey into the traffic equivalent of the Obamacare website.



Actually, he did that by expanding Medicaid, but thanks for playing.


/Did you put your back out twisting this into an ACA issue?
 
2013-12-10 12:23:51 PM  
I read the article and have very little to actually contribute. I was just in Fort Lee though, and I can tell you the traffic coming from both sides really sucks. Fort Lee also sucks though, so there's that.
 
2013-12-10 12:24:53 PM  

Snatch Bandergrip: karnal: I read that he did it to show support of the affordable care act by turning that part of New Jersey into the traffic equivalent of the Obamacare website.


Actually, he did that by expanding Medicaid, but thanks for playing.


/Did you put your back out twisting this into an ACA issue?


Stop being funny, in other words.
 
2013-12-10 12:27:01 PM  
Jersey gangster politics.
 
2013-12-10 12:27:29 PM  

ManateeGag: um, it's New Jersey.  there is a lot of traffic in new jersey.  especially the bridges.  there's no grand conspiracy.


Well, there is. But it's more to harvest your delicious innards to feed an intergalactic army. Not about traffic or bridges.
 
2013-12-10 12:30:54 PM  

Mentat: ManateeGag: um, it's New Jersey.  there is a lot of traffic in new jersey.  especially the bridges.  there's no grand conspiracy.

So a close personal friend and political appointee of Gov. Christie arbitrarily and without advanced notice shuts down two of three lanes of the busiest bridge in America in order to conduct a non-existent traffic study that just happens to significantly impact the town run by a Democratic mayor who refused to endorse Christie for reelection, and this sounds normal to you?


About as normal as pushing for a tanning tax.

Its just a coincidence the minority leader is orange.
 
2013-12-10 12:32:14 PM  

Cletus C.: Snatch Bandergrip: karnal: I read that he did it to show support of the affordable care act by turning that part of New Jersey into the traffic equivalent of the Obamacare website.


Actually, he did that by expanding Medicaid, but thanks for playing.


/Did you put your back out twisting this into an ACA issue?

Stop being funny, in other words.


More like trying and, as is often the case with conservative humor, failing.
 
2013-12-10 12:34:33 PM  
Never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by incompetence.
 
2013-12-10 12:39:08 PM  

ManateeGag: um, it's New Jersey.  there is a lot of traffic in new jersey.  especially the bridges.  there's no grand conspiracy.


While this story is probably nothing, this comment is just stupid. Do you think that people decided to one day start blaming traffic on Christie for no reason? Of god damned course there was a bit more than "there was a lot of traffic" to the story. Otherwise, people would be calling for the heads governors in every state every day.
 
2013-12-10 12:43:56 PM  

Fart_Machine: I'm shocked that Chris Christie is a dick.


I be more surprised if he could find it without one of Rush's Dominican boys helping/
 
2013-12-10 12:45:18 PM  

DarwiOdrade: Cletus C.: Snatch Bandergrip: karnal: I read that he did it to show support of the affordable care act by turning that part of New Jersey into the traffic equivalent of the Obamacare website.


Actually, he did that by expanding Medicaid, but thanks for playing.


/Did you put your back out twisting this into an ACA issue?

Stop being funny, in other words.

More like trying and, as is often the case with conservative humor, failing.


If Jon Stewart said it you'd probably be laughing your ass off. Even if you didn't get it.
 
2013-12-10 12:46:49 PM  

Granny_Panties: Why won't Chris Christie show us his long form birth certificate?

Why?


Or in his case, the wide form birth certificate.
 
2013-12-10 12:47:53 PM  
Where's the REAL long-form traffic study results? In Kenya. That's where.

/study it out
 
2013-12-10 12:49:09 PM  

ManateeGag: um, it's New Jersey.  there is a lot of traffic in new jersey.  especially the bridges.  there's no grand conspiracy.


Yeah, this sounds like a pretty stupid move to use as "political payback", he's affecting the commuters more than any rival politician.
 
2013-12-10 12:49:57 PM  

redmid17: I read the article and have very little to actually contribute. I was just in Fort Lee though, and I can tell you the traffic coming from both sides really sucks. Fort Lee also sucks though, so there's that.


It's Jersey.  All of Jersey sucks.
 
2013-12-10 12:50:01 PM  
And they say Chicago has body check politics?
 
2013-12-10 12:50:57 PM  

ManateeGag: um, it's New Jersey.  there is a lot of traffic in new jersey.  especially the bridges.  there's no grand conspiracy.



Oh really?

upload.wikimedia.org
 
2013-12-10 12:52:40 PM  
One more example of why I will never again vote for a repub. He seems to have his heart in the right place, but there's no way to tell if it's true. There have been too many repubs in the past few years who look you in the eye, lie through their teeth, and once they're in office, either blithely renege on their promises or pull some other weird shiat no one was expecting and completely unrelated to the issues they ran on.

In the final analysis, if Christie really was one of the good guys, he would not be repub. I understand looking out for Number One, but there needs to be a limit to how much you will betray your principles to achieve your goals. The repubs have long ago passed that limit.
 
2013-12-10 12:55:53 PM  

clambam: One more example of why I will never again vote for a repub. He seems to have his heart in the right place, but there's no way to tell if it's true. There have been too many repubs in the past few years who look you in the eye, lie through their teeth, and once they're in office, either blithely renege on their promises or pull some other weird shiat no one was expecting and completely unrelated to the issues they ran on.

In the final analysis, if Christie really was one of the good guys, he would not be repub. I understand looking out for Number One, but there needs to be a limit to how much you will betray your principles to achieve your goals. The repubs have long ago passed that limit.


Your Democratic blind fealty is not threatened by the man, so chill.
 
2013-12-10 01:01:54 PM  

Cletus C.: DarwiOdrade: Cletus C.: Snatch Bandergrip: karnal: I read that he did it to show support of the affordable care act by turning that part of New Jersey into the traffic equivalent of the Obamacare website.


Actually, he did that by expanding Medicaid, but thanks for playing.


/Did you put your back out twisting this into an ACA issue?

Stop being funny, in other words.

More like trying and, as is often the case with conservative humor, failing.

If Jon Stewart said it you'd probably be laughing your ass off. Even if you didn't get it.


No. I got it - it just wasn't funny
 
2013-12-10 01:11:07 PM  

ckccfa: redmid17: I read the article and have very little to actually contribute. I was just in Fort Lee though, and I can tell you the traffic coming from both sides really sucks. Fort Lee also sucks though, so there's that.

It's Jersey.  All of Jersey sucks.


I'm from New Jersey, and don't worry, we don't like you either.
 
2013-12-10 01:11:54 PM  

Snatch Bandergrip: karnal: I read that he did it to show support of the affordable care act by turning that part of New Jersey into the traffic equivalent of the Obamacare website.


Actually, he did that by expanding Medicaid, but thanks for playing.


/Did you put your back out twisting this into an ACA issue?


nope - didn't hurt a bit
 
2013-12-10 01:13:16 PM  

grumpfuff: ckccfa: redmid17: I read the article and have very little to actually contribute. I was just in Fort Lee though, and I can tell you the traffic coming from both sides really sucks. Fort Lee also sucks though, so there's that.

It's Jersey.  All of Jersey sucks.

I'm from New Jersey, and don't worry, we don't like you either.


We can tell. Only a sociopath would design an interstate with direct turns into and out of parking lots.
 
2013-12-10 01:17:10 PM  

Cletus C.: If Jon Stewart said it you'd probably be laughing your ass off. Even if you didn't get it.


Bitter/obsessed much?

(LOL OBAMACARE really isn't a very good joke, lad.)
 
2013-12-10 01:19:30 PM  
Back on topic, this is really, REALLY weird. Especially the bit about how port authority officials were told *NOT TO TELL THE HEAD OF THE PORT AUTHORITY*.

Something definately stinks, though it may or may no go back to *Christie*. It could have just been his friend trying to get 'payback' without Christie knowing. Still really bad (And I would hope illegal).
 
2013-12-10 01:19:40 PM  

BitwiseShift: This text is now purple: It's been done.

http://www.nytimes.com/1993/05/21/us/haircut-grounded-clinton-while- th e-price-took-off.html

 Mission Accomplished


Presidents traveling mess up all sorts of traffic arrangements.  There's no way around this.  Sometimes, if a president drags his feet or waits too long somewhere (perhaps for a dumb reason, like a haircut), he inconveniences everyone.  And that's a pain.

That's NOWHERE near someone shutting down lanes of a busy bridge for no reason.
 
2013-12-10 01:21:49 PM  
Christie shuts something down for no good reason and hates the queers? He must be shoring up support with the Republican base.
 
2013-12-10 01:26:49 PM  

Felgraf: Back on topic, this is really, REALLY weird. Especially the bit about how port authority officials were told *NOT TO TELL THE HEAD OF THE PORT AUTHORITY*.

Something definately stinks, though it may or may no go back to *Christie*. It could have just been his friend trying to get 'payback' without Christie knowing. Still really bad (And I would hope illegal).


The closest this ever gets to Christie will be references to him creating a culture where an appointment believed this action to be reasonable.  Meanwhile, David Wildstein may end up a felon for what he did.
 
2013-12-10 01:36:33 PM  

Felgraf: Cletus C.: If Jon Stewart said it you'd probably be laughing your ass off. Even if you didn't get it.

Bitter/obsessed much?

(LOL OBAMACARE really isn't a very good joke, lad.)


Why not? It seems like a perfect comic foil. Topical. The appearance of typical government bumbling. Easy to exaggerate. Does it hurt your feelings when people joke about it? Is that it?
 
2013-12-10 01:36:52 PM  

grumpfuff: ckccfa: redmid17: I read the article and have very little to actually contribute. I was just in Fort Lee though, and I can tell you the traffic coming from both sides really sucks. Fort Lee also sucks though, so there's that.

It's Jersey.  All of Jersey sucks.

I'm from New Jersey, and don't worry, we don't like you either.


It's okay, we don't blame you, we know how hard it is to stay positive when living in such a wretched hive of scum and villainy.


/Seems relevant.
 
2013-12-10 01:39:22 PM  
yes it was chris christie but someone will take the fall for it, just like his massive screw up with the transit system after sandy. christie is a stupid douchenozzle who doesn't take personal responsibility for shiat.
 
2013-12-10 01:43:01 PM  

Cletus C.: Felgraf: Cletus C.: If Jon Stewart said it you'd probably be laughing your ass off. Even if you didn't get it.

Bitter/obsessed much?

(LOL OBAMACARE really isn't a very good joke, lad.)

Why not? It seems like a perfect comic foil. Topical. The appearance of typical government bumbling. Easy to exaggerate. Does it hurt your feelings when people joke about it? Is that it?


Yeah, that's it. People laugh at Jon Stewart's jokes about Obamacare but not farkwad Q Slapdick's because they it hurts their feelings when people joke about it. That makes sense and is the only possible explanation.
 
2013-12-10 01:44:36 PM  

Cletus C.: Felgraf: Cletus C.: If Jon Stewart said it you'd probably be laughing your ass off. Even if you didn't get it.

Bitter/obsessed much?

(LOL OBAMACARE really isn't a very good joke, lad.)

Why not? It seems like a perfect comic foil. Topical. The appearance of typical government bumbling. Easy to exaggerate. Does it hurt your feelings when people joke about it? Is that it?


Failing miserably at comedy is a pretty creative way to threadshiat.
 
2013-12-10 01:49:31 PM  

Rann Xerox: Granny_Panties: Why won't Chris Christie show us his long form birth certificate?

Why?

Because Christie is embarrassed by the BBQ sauce smeared all over it. Duh.



People ARE asking for documents related to Hurricane Sandy though, including the million in TV commercials featuring Christie that ran in the run-up to the elections. And he's stonewalling that investigation.
 
2013-12-10 01:54:26 PM  

CorporatePerson: Cletus C.: Felgraf: Cletus C.: If Jon Stewart said it you'd probably be laughing your ass off. Even if you didn't get it.

Bitter/obsessed much?

(LOL OBAMACARE really isn't a very good joke, lad.)

Why not? It seems like a perfect comic foil. Topical. The appearance of typical government bumbling. Easy to exaggerate. Does it hurt your feelings when people joke about it? Is that it?

Failing miserably at comedy is a pretty creative way to threadshiat.


I don't know about that - I see conservatives failing miserably at comedy pretty regularly around here.
 
2013-12-10 01:56:48 PM  

CorporatePerson: Cletus C.: Felgraf: Cletus C.: If Jon Stewart said it you'd probably be laughing your ass off. Even if you didn't get it.

Bitter/obsessed much?

(LOL OBAMACARE really isn't a very good joke, lad.)

Why not? It seems like a perfect comic foil. Topical. The appearance of typical government bumbling. Easy to exaggerate. Does it hurt your feelings when people joke about it? Is that it?

Failing miserably at comedy is a pretty creative way to threadshiat.


Thanks for weighing in Skippy.

Let me bring you up to speed:

Somebody said this:
I read that he did it to show support of the affordable care act by turning that part of New Jersey into the traffic equivalent of the Obamacare website.

See, a massive traffic jam being compared to healthcare.gov, political finger blame-making and such. Not Noel Coward but kind of amusing. Hardly "failing miserably" unless you're so entrenched int he politics of it all you're completely humorless.

Then someone else gets all offended because something, something:

Actually, he did that by expanding Medicaid, but thanks for playing.
/Did you put your back out twisting this into an ACA issue?


I then say something about it's just somebody being funny, panty bunching whatever.

Then, others weigh in with conservative humor, blah, blah.

Sad, really. Such misguided and wasted fervor.

 Here's something especially unfunny from Jay Leno.

"According to a new report, more than 700 fake Obamacare websites have been created. Security experts say it's simple to identify the phony sites because they are easy to log on to."
 
2013-12-10 02:02:16 PM  

Cletus C.: clambam: One more example of why I will never again vote for a repub. He seems to have his heart in the right place, but there's no way to tell if it's true. There have been too many repubs in the past few years who look you in the eye, lie through their teeth, and once they're in office, either blithely renege on their promises or pull some other weird shiat no one was expecting and completely unrelated to the issues they ran on.

In the final analysis, if Christie really was one of the good guys, he would not be repub. I understand looking out for Number One, but there needs to be a limit to how much you will betray your principles to achieve your goals. The repubs have long ago passed that limit.

Your Democratic blind fealty is not threatened by the man, so chill.


Wow, you have totally convinced me that your contempt for anyone who disagrees with you is well-deserved and that we all should just go along with your plans to exploit the less fortunate! Let me know how that works out for you on a long term basis. In the meantime, please go Galt on us, take your marbles and move elsewhere.
 
2013-12-10 02:02:57 PM  

redmid17: I read the article and have very little to actually contribute. I was just in Fort Lee though, and I can tell you the traffic coming from both sides really sucks. Fort Lee also sucks though, so there's that.


And now we know Mr. Richard Feder's Fark handle.
 
2013-12-10 02:05:23 PM  

Cletus C.: CorporatePerson: Cletus C.: Felgraf: Cletus C.: If Jon Stewart said it you'd probably be laughing your ass off. Even if you didn't get it.

Bitter/obsessed much?

(LOL OBAMACARE really isn't a very good joke, lad.)

Why not? It seems like a perfect comic foil. Topical. The appearance of typical government bumbling. Easy to exaggerate. Does it hurt your feelings when people joke about it? Is that it?

Failing miserably at comedy is a pretty creative way to threadshiat.

Thanks for weighing in Skippy.

Let me bring you up to speed:

Somebody said this:
I read that he did it to show support of the affordable care act by turning that part of New Jersey into the traffic equivalent of the Obamacare website.

See, a massive traffic jam being compared to healthcare.gov, political finger blame-making and such. Not Noel Coward but kind of amusing. Hardly "failing miserably" unless you're so entrenched int he politics of it all you're completely humorless.

Then someone else gets all offended because something, something:

Actually, he did that by expanding Medicaid, but thanks for playing.
/Did you put your back out twisting this into an ACA issue?

I then say something about it's just somebody being funny, panty bunching whatever.

Then, others weigh in with conservative humor, blah, blah.

Sad, really. Such misguided and wasted fervor.

 Here's something especially unfunny from Jay Leno.

"According to a new report, more than 700 fake Obamacare websites have been created. Security experts say it's simple to identify the phony sites because they are easy to log on to."


Have you considered that, maybe, the constant response of "why won't anyone find this joke funny!" after a tepid response to a meh joke is, for lack of a better phrase, pretty lame?
 
2013-12-10 02:09:01 PM  

BMulligan: redmid17: I read the article and have very little to actually contribute. I was just in Fort Lee though, and I can tell you the traffic coming from both sides really sucks. Fort Lee also sucks though, so there's that.

And now we know Mr. Richard Feder's Fark handle.


Not gonna lie, I had to look that up. I never quit smoking though.

/never started
 
2013-12-10 02:10:37 PM  

grumpfuff: ckccfa: redmid17: I read the article and have very little to actually contribute. I was just in Fort Lee though, and I can tell you the traffic coming from both sides really sucks. Fort Lee also sucks though, so there's that.

It's Jersey.  All of Jersey sucks.

I'm from New Jersey, and don't worry, we don't like you either.


www.backwardglances.com
 
2013-12-10 02:15:33 PM  

Cletus C.: Here's something especially unfunny from Jay Leno.


You: The joke you're all making fun of is comparable to something Jay Leno would say.
Everyone else: Exactly.
 
2013-12-10 02:17:16 PM  
Elections have consequences.

Everyone in NJ knew that Christie is an asshole, but they overwhelmingly re-elected him despite it (or more likely, because of it).
 
2013-12-10 02:23:50 PM  

Sum Guye: grumpfuff: ckccfa: redmid17: I read the article and have very little to actually contribute. I was just in Fort Lee though, and I can tell you the traffic coming from both sides really sucks. Fort Lee also sucks though, so there's that.

It's Jersey.  All of Jersey sucks.

I'm from New Jersey, and don't worry, we don't like you either.

[www.backwardglances.com image 350x275]


Not the shirt I was quoting, but close enough.


Eddie Adams from Torrance: Elections have consequences.

Everyone in NJ knew that Christie is an asshole, but they overwhelmingly re-elected him despite it (or more likely, because of it).


Maybe next time, the Democrats will put up a better candidate and run a better campaign.

/there were many better options than Buono
 
2013-12-10 02:34:23 PM  

Felgraf: Back on topic, this is really, REALLY weird. Especially the bit about how port authority officials were told *NOT TO TELL THE HEAD OF THE PORT AUTHORITY*.

Something definately stinks, though it may or may no go back to *Christie*. It could have just been his friend trying to get 'payback' without Christie knowing. Still really bad (And I would hope illegal).


This.  I'm hardly a Christie supporter but I don't think he'd sanction this.  If nothing else, Christie wouldn't want the backlash if it's investigated (like, ummm, how it's looking now).  No, this is a friend of his doing him a "favor".  And Christie's acting like an ass about it now ("I moved the cones, actually unbeknownst to everybody") because he's belligerent and bellicose by nature; this is a distraction that has nothing to do with him.

For the record, that corridor is ALWAYS a mess.  I used to work in Englewood, one exit away from Ft. Lee and thankful enough to be able to jump off before hitting the parking lot-like traffic heading to the bridge.  I can't even imagine what closing down 2 lanes would do to that stretch of road.
 
2013-12-10 02:40:38 PM  

Dafatone: Have you considered that, maybe, the constant response of "why won't anyone find this joke funny!" after a tepid response to a meh joke is, for lack of a better phrase, pretty lame?


In fact I did consider it. But the butthurty responses are too fun to just let fade away.
 
2013-12-10 02:46:46 PM  

brigid_fitch: Felgraf: Back on topic, this is really, REALLY weird. Especially the bit about how port authority officials were told *NOT TO TELL THE HEAD OF THE PORT AUTHORITY*.

Something definately stinks, though it may or may no go back to *Christie*. It could have just been his friend trying to get 'payback' without Christie knowing. Still really bad (And I would hope illegal).

This.  I'm hardly a Christie supporter but I don't think he'd sanction this.  If nothing else, Christie wouldn't want the backlash if it's investigated (like, ummm, how it's looking now).  No, this is a friend of his doing him a "favor".  And Christie's acting like an ass about it now ("I moved the cones, actually unbeknownst to everybody") because he's belligerent and bellicose by nature; this is a distraction that has nothing to do with him.

For the record, that corridor is ALWAYS a mess.  I used to work in Englewood, one exit away from Ft. Lee and thankful enough to be able to jump off before hitting the parking lot-like traffic heading to the bridge.  I can't even imagine what closing down 2 lanes would do to that stretch of road.


"It's too dumb; therefore he couldn't have done it" lets him off the hook a little too much for my taste.  Even if the orders didn't come from him, he still put this guy in charge, right?  Ultimately, mistakes in his administration are his mistakes, at least partially.
 
2013-12-10 03:07:12 PM  

BMulligan: redmid17: I read the article and have very little to actually contribute. I was just in Fort Lee though, and I can tell you the traffic coming from both sides really sucks. Fort Lee also sucks though, so there's that.

And now we know Mr. Richard Feder's Fark handle.



 The real Mr Feeder
 
2013-12-10 03:07:30 PM  

Dafatone: brigid_fitch: Felgraf: Back on topic, this is really, REALLY weird. Especially the bit about how port authority officials were told *NOT TO TELL THE HEAD OF THE PORT AUTHORITY*.

Something definately stinks, though it may or may no go back to *Christie*. It could have just been his friend trying to get 'payback' without Christie knowing. Still really bad (And I would hope illegal).

This.  I'm hardly a Christie supporter but I don't think he'd sanction this.  If nothing else, Christie wouldn't want the backlash if it's investigated (like, ummm, how it's looking now).  No, this is a friend of his doing him a "favor".  And Christie's acting like an ass about it now ("I moved the cones, actually unbeknownst to everybody") because he's belligerent and bellicose by nature; this is a distraction that has nothing to do with him.

For the record, that corridor is ALWAYS a mess.  I used to work in Englewood, one exit away from Ft. Lee and thankful enough to be able to jump off before hitting the parking lot-like traffic heading to the bridge.  I can't even imagine what closing down 2 lanes would do to that stretch of road.

"It's too dumb; therefore he couldn't have done it" lets him off the hook a little too much for my taste.  Even if the orders didn't come from him, he still put this guy in charge, right?  Ultimately, mistakes in his administration are his mistakes, at least partially.


Not saying he *couldn't* have done it. I just suspect he didn't. Nevertheless, this *definitely* needs to be investigated.
 
2013-12-10 03:35:53 PM  
Did Republican media darling Chris Christie deliberately create a traffic jam on the nation's busiest bridge as political payback? And, no, he didn't do it by blocking the lanes with his body

But her did do it by spilling the contents of his lunchbox on the highway.
 
2013-12-10 03:40:18 PM  

ckccfa: grumpfuff: ckccfa: redmid17: I read the article and have very little to actually contribute. I was just in Fort Lee though, and I can tell you the traffic coming from both sides really sucks. Fort Lee also sucks though, so there's that.

It's Jersey.  All of Jersey sucks.

I'm from New Jersey, and don't worry, we don't like you either.

It's okay, we don't blame you, we know how hard it is to stay positive when living in such a wretched hive of scum and villainy.


You just watch yourself. They're wanted men. He has the death sentence on twelve systems.
 
2013-12-10 03:44:09 PM  

Victoly: ckccfa: grumpfuff: ckccfa: redmid17: I read the article and have very little to actually contribute. I was just in Fort Lee though, and I can tell you the traffic coming from both sides really sucks. Fort Lee also sucks though, so there's that.

It's Jersey.  All of Jersey sucks.

I'm from New Jersey, and don't worry, we don't like you either.

It's okay, we don't blame you, we know how hard it is to stay positive when living in such a wretched hive of scum and villainy.

You just watch yourself. They're wanted men. He has the death sentence on twelve systems.


"I'll be careful".

"YOU'LL BE J-WOWWED"!

/bring me Solo and the Snookie
 
2013-12-10 03:55:11 PM  

Victoly: ckccfa: grumpfuff: ckccfa: redmid17: I read the article and have very little to actually contribute. I was just in Fort Lee though, and I can tell you the traffic coming from both sides really sucks. Fort Lee also sucks though, so there's that.

It's Jersey.  All of Jersey sucks.

I'm from New Jersey, and don't worry, we don't like you either.

It's okay, we don't blame you, we know how hard it is to stay positive when living in such a wretched hive of scum and villainy.

You just watch yourself. They're wanted men. He has the death sentence on twelve systems.


Not twelve. Just five. I did some community service and paid a few bribes.
 
2013-12-10 04:58:44 PM  

This text is now purple: It's been done.

http://www.nytimes.com/1993/05/21/us/haircut-grounded-clinton-while- th e-price-took-off.html


False:

http://mediamatters.org/research/2007/02/09/ny-times-rehashed-pres-cl i nton-haircut-myth/138002

(couldn't link: "403 Forbidden")
 
2013-12-10 05:10:16 PM  

Eddie Adams from Torrance: Elections have consequences.

Everyone in NJ knew that Christie is an asshole, but they overwhelmingly re-elected him despite it (or more likely, because of it).


Being an asshole in NJ is like being crazy in Texas, it is almost a requirement to getting elected.
 
2013-12-10 05:21:48 PM  

grumpfuff: Eddie Adams from Torrance: Elections have consequences.

Everyone in NJ knew that Christie is an asshole, but they overwhelmingly re-elected him despite it (or more likely, because of it).

Maybe next time, the Democrats will put up a better candidate and run a better campaign.

/there were many better options than Buono


Ain't that the truth.  Anything would have been better than Buono.
 
2013-12-10 07:00:24 PM  

Duke Phillips' Singing Bears: ...

if we've reached that point, we should probably just dissolve the Republic and start over with something more our style. Maybe a loose confederation of constantly warring fiefdoms whose leaders are decided by televised death matches.


suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com
 
m00
2013-12-10 10:37:06 PM  

Duke Phillips' Singing Bears: if we've reached that point, we should probably just dissolve the Republic and start over with something more our style. Maybe a loose confederation of constantly warring fiefdoms corporations whose leaders entertainment are decided by televised death matches involving poor people.

 
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