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(Talking Points Memo)   What's the matter with Jersey? (Use both sides of paper if necessary)   ( divider line
    More: Misc, jersey, culture of corruption, Jim McGreevey, Cape May County, Camden County, North Jersey, New Nation, great spot  
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929 clicks; posted to Politics » on 27 Jan 2014 at 9:42 AM (3 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2014-01-27 11:16:11 AM  
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s2s2s2: It has the only potential presidential candidate that the DNC is actually, to quote from any article about Wendy Davis, "SO AFRAID OF!!!1"?

As a young gay woman, I am terrified of any viable republican candidate--their public statements and policy actions make it pretty clear that, as a party, they are out to get me.
As a married gay person, many of the federal rights and recognitions I currently enjoy are at the whim and discretion of the executive branch.  Until gays are made fully equal before the law, all us queers have good, concrete reasons to fear any kind of republican leadership.
So I, personally, am very glad that Christie's presidential ambitions have taken a hit.  Remember that he vetoed marriage equality and thought it should have been put to majority vote.  That's a dangerous and farked up way to think, and I rejoice at his misfortune.
2014-01-27 01:27:00 PM  
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grumpfuff: It's far easier to make up stuff about NJ or go "Ha ha it stinks there! You don't pump your own gas! Jersey Shore!" etc than to admit one is wrong and that NJ might not be such a bad place after all.

No no no no no

New Jersey does stink. At least, those areas a person just passing through might be exposed to do. Think about it - you drive through Northern NJ on the Turnpike and what do you see? Refineries, Port Elizabeth, factories, train tracks, airport, etc. And the smell! Fly in to Newark Airport? Same deal. Take one of the few train lines that pass through? Again, same deal.  This is all intentional. As long as people who pass through continue to think it's a stinky industrial shiathole, they are far less likely to discover any of the areas that demonstrate why NJ is called the Garden State, and they'll happily go back to bumfark West Idaho and spread the news about how terrible it is.

tl;dr: Yes, please, stay out. It's a stinky shiathole full of Jersey Shore rejects and wall to wall refineries. Really, I promise - the entire state is like what you see from the Turnpike. ALL OF IT. STAY AWAY
2014-01-27 10:48:11 AM  
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Darth_Lukecash: It looked up to Illinois as a role model to corruption?

Illinois is about average in corruption, and, unlike other states, Illinois's corruption is about equally balanced between Cook County Democrat corruption and Downstate Republican corruption. This keeps things from getting too out of hand.

Frankly, whenever someone yells "Illinois corruption" or "Chicago Machine corruption," it's a sure sign that person is behind the times and not well-informed.
2014-01-27 10:20:45 AM  
1 vote:

super_grass: Sybarite: Statistically New Jersey does not suffer from an unusual amount of corruption. Sure, we put big numbers on the board, but we're nothing like Louisiana or Illinois or parts of the old Confederacy.

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Wow, Texas and California are surprisingly clean.

Unless those other states are so corrupt they can't get a conviction. Just a thought.
2014-01-27 09:58:20 AM  
1 vote:
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2014-01-27 09:49:26 AM  
1 vote:
What's the matter with Jersey?

Easy. A bunch of liberals, for reasons I can't comprehend, bought into the "I'm a bi-partisan moderate!" bullshiat our dough ball of a governor was spewing.
2014-01-27 09:30:12 AM  
1 vote:
You can't pump your own gas there.  What the hell is that all about?
2014-01-27 09:29:01 AM  
1 vote:
I'm not sure if this author just can't get to the point, is paid by the word, or I no longer have any attention span... I pretty much lost all interest after some odd thing about paying for parking when it could have been free, or holding multiple elected offices, and what that had the fark to do with ...I ...
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