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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 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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