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Live Video: Chris Christie Is Pissed Off at Congress for Ignoring Hurricane Relief

A do-nothing Congress does nothing to help hurricane victims
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Gov. Christie is not the only Republican who’s upset about this pathetic failure: Peter King: Halt Donations to House GOP.

New York Republican Rep. Peter King went to war with his Republican colleagues on Wednesday after leaders spiked a Hurricane Sandy relief bill, calling on New Yorkers to stop all donations to GOP House members.

“These Republicans have no problem finding New York when they’re out raising millions of dollars,” King said on Fox News. “They’re in New York all the time filling their pockets with money from New Yorkers. I’m saying right now, anyone from New York or New Jersey who contributes one penny to Congressional Republicans is out of their minds. Because what they did last night was put a knife in the back of New Yorkers and New Jerseyans. It was an absolute disgrace.”

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261 comments

1 makeitstop  Wed, Jan 2, 2013 11:04:36am

Laid the blame squarely on Boehner and House majority. This is gonna leave a bruise.

2 jaunte  Wed, Jan 2, 2013 11:05:06am

"...last night, the House of Representatives failed that most basic test of public service..."

3 RadicalModerate  Wed, Jan 2, 2013 11:05:22am

I think that Christie is really, really close to telling the GOP to go shove their party where the sun doesn't shine.

4 Four More Tears  Wed, Jan 2, 2013 11:05:55am

Damn son...

5 Four More Tears  Wed, Jan 2, 2013 11:06:22am

Wow. Using the "fuck you, we pay more" tactic.

I approve.

6 makeitstop  Wed, Jan 2, 2013 11:06:22am

'...the toxic internal politics of the House majority.'

7 Four More Tears  Wed, Jan 2, 2013 11:07:03am

Wait, did he just take a dump on everyone who voted for House Republicans?

8 wilburs  Wed, Jan 2, 2013 11:07:14am

Palace intrigue!

awesome phrase

9 CuriousLurker  Wed, Jan 2, 2013 11:08:15am

Oh boy, the GOP civil war is soooo on now. O_o

It's about damned time some of the sane conservatives started pushing back hard.

10 jaunte  Wed, Jan 2, 2013 11:08:33am

"Americans are tired of the palace intrigue & political partisanship of this Congress."

12 Charles Johnson  Wed, Jan 2, 2013 11:08:45am
13 jaunte  Wed, Jan 2, 2013 11:11:09am

re: #12 Charles Johnson

"It's only a flesh wound!"

14 dragonath  Wed, Jan 2, 2013 11:11:19am

"I called the speaker four times last night, and he did not take my calls"

15 wilburs  Wed, Jan 2, 2013 11:11:28am

Jeez

By now I suspect even Boner wife and kids hate him

16 Four More Tears  Wed, Jan 2, 2013 11:12:02am

re: #15 wilburs

Jeez

By now I suspect even Boner wife and kids hate him

That man is an utter failure as a Speaker.

17 lawhawk  Wed, Jan 2, 2013 11:12:16am

Boehner refused meeting with NJ delegation last night. It's on the speaker.

Real economic consequences - a day delay is a day that businesses don't get needed assistance to rebuild and reopen.

Time was, disaster aid was something you don't play games. Now, everything is a piece of bait for the political game. It's the reason they hate Congress.

Unlike Congress, the governors have actual responsibility for governing.

18 Dr Lizardo  Wed, Jan 2, 2013 11:12:20am

Gov. Christie is pissed....and rightly so.

While I might not agree with Gov. Christie on some issues, on this, I wish he were my Governor. GOP or not.

"Disaster relief was something you didn't play games with." Damned straight.

Oh, he's putting the slap-down on House of Reps.

19 RadicalModerate  Wed, Jan 2, 2013 11:12:24am

Christie: Boehner refused to take his calls last night on four separate occasions.

He's got every right to be absolutely furious.

20 makeitstop  Wed, Jan 2, 2013 11:12:26am

Pulling no punches. This is amazing.

21 jaunte  Wed, Jan 2, 2013 11:12:36am

"It's why the American people hate Congress..."

Well, part of Congress.

22 Charles Johnson  Wed, Jan 2, 2013 11:12:59am

House Republicans have thoroughly screwed the pooch.

23 Four More Tears  Wed, Jan 2, 2013 11:13:30am

Wow. "There is no reason for me to believe anything they tell me."

24 Dr Lizardo  Wed, Jan 2, 2013 11:14:04am

Oh damn. He's going off. I'm impressed.

If this guy ran for Pres, I'd be tempted to consider voting for him. He takes no shit and calls it the way he sees it.

25 wilburs  Wed, Jan 2, 2013 11:14:04am

re: #23 Four More Tears

Wow. "There is no reason for me to believe anything they tell me."

He's really kicking them now

26 lawhawk  Wed, Jan 2, 2013 11:14:14am

Christie was assured that the aid package was going to get done, and then Boehner goes and cans it and doesn't take his calls.

No reason to believe anything Boehner and his staffers on this.

Giving kudos to Sen. Menendez (the US Senator from NJ- and Democrat) along with the NJ delegation on both sides of the aisle.

27 dragonath  Wed, Jan 2, 2013 11:14:19am

Heh, I guess that meeting earlier didn't go off too well.

28 Four More Tears  Wed, Jan 2, 2013 11:14:45am

re: #25 wilburs

He's really kicking them now

It's really awesome to hear a Republican call them out on their juvenile shit.

29 lawhawk  Wed, Jan 2, 2013 11:15:41am

Christie: "Gov. Cuomo and I aren't wallflowers." That's an understatement.

30 CuriousLurker  Wed, Jan 2, 2013 11:16:20am

Heh, yesterday there was a freeper headline that said "Republican Horror New Year". Looks like day #2 isn't getting any better.

31 Four More Tears  Wed, Jan 2, 2013 11:16:30am

You know something... I don't think I've ever heard Democrats talk about right-wing shenanigans like this.

32 Four More Tears  Wed, Jan 2, 2013 11:17:12am
33 Charles Johnson  Wed, Jan 2, 2013 11:17:16am
34 lawhawk  Wed, Jan 2, 2013 11:17:16am

Christie is more circumspect in dealing with donating to Congressional republicans, but said that it's a different question for the GOP leaders.

35 Dr Lizardo  Wed, Jan 2, 2013 11:17:24am

re: #30 CuriousLurker

Heh, yesterday there was a freeper headline that said "Republican Horror New Year". Looks like day #2 isn't getting any better.

I hope every day is a "new day of horror" for the Freepers.

36 Renaissance_Man  Wed, Jan 2, 2013 11:17:24am

re: #31 Four More Tears

You know something... I don't think I've ever heard Democrats talk about right-wing shenanigans like this.

Democrats are scared because the Conservative cult media have cowed the rest of the country into accepting insanity as a valid point of view.

37 Charles Johnson  Wed, Jan 2, 2013 11:17:34am
38 Gus  Wed, Jan 2, 2013 11:18:36am

BOOM!

39 lawhawk  Wed, Jan 2, 2013 11:18:52am

Called out the know-nothings. Spend more time reading the bills, and not the BS by the know nothings.

40 dragonath  Wed, Jan 2, 2013 11:19:19am

Goddamn, this is a work of art.

41 lawhawk  Wed, Jan 2, 2013 11:20:00am

Christie is nothing if not quote-worthy. There's a ton of quotables in here, and he's still on a rip-roaring rampage against Boehner and the GOP leaders in Congress (though he's saving his ammo on Cantor b/c Cantor worked on the alternative plan in the House).

42 Joanne  Wed, Jan 2, 2013 11:20:13am

I hate these cocksuckers: House GOP blocks Violence Against Women Act...again.

43 Four More Tears  Wed, Jan 2, 2013 11:20:21am

"New York and New Jersey's representatives have been there for them."

Damn straight.

44 jaunte  Wed, Jan 2, 2013 11:20:36am

"...This is a basic function of government."

45 Ian G.  Wed, Jan 2, 2013 11:20:41am
“And why the Republican party has this bias against New York, bias against New Jersey, bias against the northeast? They wonder why they’re becoming a minority party? Why we’ll be the party of the permanent minority?"

King is right, of course. The party of Confederate dead-enders hates much of the rest of the country, particularly large, wealthy, liberal states like NY and NJ. I'm sure we in NY wouldn't be alone in getting a flip of the bird for disaster relief from the GOP. If an earthquake hit godless, sodomite San Francisco, or if Mt. Rainier devastated much of metro Seattle, I'm guessing the GOP congress would shrug too.

46 Archangelus  Wed, Jan 2, 2013 11:21:16am

Did I just hear him correctly in saying about house republicans that they're "always bickering about something, never getting anything done"?

47 lawhawk  Wed, Jan 2, 2013 11:21:17am

Flood program will run out of money next week unless refinanced. The Speaker's inaction will have dire consequences (beyond NJ at that).

48 Political Atheist  Wed, Jan 2, 2013 11:21:22am

re: #9 CuriousLurker

Oh boy, the GOP civil war is soooo on now. O_o

It's about damned time some of the sane conservatives started pushing back hard.

I think that will be a push from outside the party. Not at all confident many are still in there.

49 Gus  Wed, Jan 2, 2013 11:21:29am

Another problem coming up just mentioned. FEMA going broke next week. Gonna be a crazy ride next week.

50 Four More Tears  Wed, Jan 2, 2013 11:21:39am

re: #46 Archangelus

Did I just hear him correctly in saying about house republicans that they're "always bickering about something, never getting anything done"?

I thought he meant that about Congress in general.

51 CuriousLurker  Wed, Jan 2, 2013 11:21:55am

re: #40 dragonath

Goddamn, this is a work of art.

Christie just went rogue--mavericky! I love it.

I get a huge kick out of his Jersey accent, eye rolls and hand waving. It's too funny.

52 Bulworth  Wed, Jan 2, 2013 11:22:16am

Why is Christie being so mean to the Republicans?

53 efuseakay  Wed, Jan 2, 2013 11:22:22am

re: #30 CuriousLurker

Heh, yesterday there was a freeper headline that said "Republican Horror New Year". Looks like day #2 isn't getting any better.

Yup.... it's a Drudge re-post... notice the pic of the Prez, as they try to make it seem like he's openly mocking them. I wonder what the true context of that photo is...

Link to Freepyland:

[Link: tinyurl.com...]

54 dragonath  Wed, Jan 2, 2013 11:22:36am

I think he said something about the votes being there on the Democratic side, and by extension, the House (sans the "Hastert Rule").

55 Charles Johnson  Wed, Jan 2, 2013 11:22:43am

This is a pretty extraordinary moment. The GOP seems to be going into total meltdown.

56 Gus  Wed, Jan 2, 2013 11:22:51am

Boom again! "Real job."

57 Dark_Falcon  Wed, Jan 2, 2013 11:23:02am

re: #3 RadicalModerate

I think that Christie is really, really close to telling the GOP to go shove their party where the sun doesn't shine.

And if he does no should blame him. His constitutants got hammered and too much of the party doesn't accord them high priority. Under such circumstances, Congressman King would be inhuman if he wasn't ticked off.

58 Gus  Wed, Jan 2, 2013 11:23:29am

"My party was responsible for this."

59 lawhawk  Wed, Jan 2, 2013 11:23:41am

re: #51 CuriousLurker

This is why New Jerseyeans are likely to reelect him. He's not afraid to tell it like it is. And he clearly blames the GOP for screwing New Jersey on Sandy aid.

60 Four More Tears  Wed, Jan 2, 2013 11:23:48am

Wow. That was a nice dismissal.

"I don't get a vote. I don't care."

61 CuriousLurker  Wed, Jan 2, 2013 11:23:53am

re: #53 efuseakay

Yup.... it's a Drudge re-post... notice the pic of the Prez, as they try to make it seem like he's openly mocking them. I wonder what the true context of that photo is...

Yeah, I noticed that. And the idiots fell for it.

62 Vicious Babushka  Wed, Jan 2, 2013 11:24:09am

Badda boom! Badda bing!

63 Dr Lizardo  Wed, Jan 2, 2013 11:24:19am

re: #51 CuriousLurker

Christie just went rogue--mavericky! I love it.

I get a huge kick out of his Jersey accent, eye rolls and hand waving. It's too funny.

I'd get a bigger kick out of it, personally, if Gov. Christie looked and sounded like Joe Pesci. Especially Joe Pesci out of GoodFellas or Casino.

64 wilburs  Wed, Jan 2, 2013 11:24:23am

re: #59 lawhawk

This is why New Jerseyeans are likely to reelect him. He's not afraid to tell it like it is. And he clearly blames the GOP for screwing New Jersey on Sandy aid.

And gives props to the Kenyan Usurper

65 Four More Tears  Wed, Jan 2, 2013 11:24:48am

He should've held this press conference with a crowbar in his hands.

66 makeitstop  Wed, Jan 2, 2013 11:24:51am

He's nowhere close to slowing down. Awesome.

67 lawhawk  Wed, Jan 2, 2013 11:25:25am

It's all about internal House politics. And Christie's not holding back.

68 Archangelus  Wed, Jan 2, 2013 11:25:35am

"Do your job" Nuff said.

69 Four More Tears  Wed, Jan 2, 2013 11:25:59am

I love the facial expressions. They add so much.

70 Amory Blaine  Wed, Jan 2, 2013 11:26:01am

Obama and democrats should not be negotiating with terrorists.

71 erik_t  Wed, Jan 2, 2013 11:26:02am

re: #55 Charles Johnson

This is a pretty extraordinary moment. The GOP seems to be going into total meltdown.

This feels like chemotherapy (speaking generally, not personally).

I hope the GOP civil war freakout kills the party slightly faster than it's killing the country.

72 efuseakay  Wed, Jan 2, 2013 11:27:31am

re: #61 CuriousLurker

Yeah, I noticed that. And the idiots fell for it.

SURPRISE!!!!!!

73 CuriousLurker  Wed, Jan 2, 2013 11:27:33am

re: #59 lawhawk

This is why New Jerseyeans are likely to reelect him. He's not afraid to tell it like it is. And he clearly blames the GOP for screwing New Jersey on Sandy aid.

I'll tell you what, after this I'd actually consider voting for him if he ran for POTUS and I wasn't crazy about the Dem candidate.

74 lawhawk  Wed, Jan 2, 2013 11:27:33am

No credible explanation for why the Sandy deal wasn't done. That's on Boehner.

75 dragonath  Wed, Jan 2, 2013 11:28:13am

FAKE FISCAL CLIFF!!!

76 Archangelus  Wed, Jan 2, 2013 11:28:24am

"This fake fiscal cliff" ooohh

77 Four More Tears  Wed, Jan 2, 2013 11:28:31am

re: #73 CuriousLurker

I'll tell you what, after this I'd actually consider voting for him if he ran for POTUS and I wasn't crazy about the Dem candidate.

I think I could trust him to do the job with competently. That's a must for me.

78 Joanne  Wed, Jan 2, 2013 11:28:33am

re: #53 efuseakay

Yup.... it's a Drudge re-post... notice the pic of the Prez, as they try to make it seem like he's openly mocking them. I wonder what the true context of that photo is...

Link to Freepyland:

[Link: tinyurl.com...]

How does anybody read either of those sites? I have seen 10 year olds making better websites. Those are the crown of right wing internet? Oookay.

79 lawhawk  Wed, Jan 2, 2013 11:28:38am

66 days and counting. It's twice as long as under Andrew, 4 times longer than Katrina - where they had money in hand.

80 RadicalModerate  Wed, Jan 2, 2013 11:29:00am

It's going to be really interesting to see how the TPGOP contingent react to this. I really wouldn't be surprised if they double down on their ideological purity rhetoric and try to block any aid package - public opinion be damned.

81 Four More Tears  Wed, Jan 2, 2013 11:29:05am

Oh wow, he's telling us how he really feels!

82 Charles Johnson  Wed, Jan 2, 2013 11:29:09am

"They're so consumed with their own internal politics that they've forgotten they have a job to do."

83 lawhawk  Wed, Jan 2, 2013 11:29:40am

The President sent this 3 weeks ago. The OMB vetted. This is all about internal politics, not a regional thing.

You don't have that luxury as governor.

84 Archangelus  Wed, Jan 2, 2013 11:29:56am

"They've forgotten that they have a job to do" I think everything that's being said here is gonna be sticking with the GOP for a while...

85 dragonath  Wed, Jan 2, 2013 11:29:56am

"I'm not dealing with the tea party! NEXT!!"

86 efuseakay  Wed, Jan 2, 2013 11:29:56am

re: #78 Joanne

How does anybody read either of those sites? I have seen 10 year olds making better websites. Those are the crown of right wing internet? Oookay.

It's not so much reading as it is masochism.

87 CuriousLurker  Wed, Jan 2, 2013 11:30:00am

LOLOLOLOL

88 jaunte  Wed, Jan 2, 2013 11:30:06am

"I'm not dealing with the Tea party. Next."

89 Four More Tears  Wed, Jan 2, 2013 11:30:20am

And my feed just went dead.

90 Sionainn  Wed, Jan 2, 2013 11:30:21am

Laughing my ass off. Go Christie!

91 dragonath  Wed, Jan 2, 2013 11:31:40am

Hey, Dark, seeing how people like Christie and Huntsman are beating on the GOP leaderhip means you don't have to be held hostage by the tea party anymore.

92 CuriousLurker  Wed, Jan 2, 2013 11:31:50am

re: #90 Sionainn

Laughing my ass off. Go Christie!

Same here. I haven't had this much fun listening to a politician in a long time.

93 Lidane  Wed, Jan 2, 2013 11:32:00am
94 Four More Tears  Wed, Jan 2, 2013 11:32:12am
95 Bulworth  Wed, Jan 2, 2013 11:32:47am

Wow, sounds like I'll have to hope CSPAN has this on rerun when I get home tonight....

96 Joanne  Wed, Jan 2, 2013 11:32:55am

re: #91 dragonath

Hey, Dark, seeing how people like Christie and Huntsman are beating on the GOP leaderhip means you don't have to be held hostage by the tea party anymore.

Except when you want to be...when the pain and suffering of fellow Americans is the desired outcome.

97 lawhawk  Wed, Jan 2, 2013 11:33:05am

Primaries are an ugly thing - that's a reference to his prior quip that he'd support primarying those who opposed Sandy relief.

98 Joanne  Wed, Jan 2, 2013 11:33:27am

re: #93 Lidane

[The job of leader of the non Tea Party Republicans is open. Will Gov Christie now run?]

He'll never make it past the TPrimary.

99 Four More Tears  Wed, Jan 2, 2013 11:33:34am
100 Lidane  Wed, Jan 2, 2013 11:33:38am
101 makeitstop  Wed, Jan 2, 2013 11:33:38am

How in the world will Boehner respond to this? This is a fucking indictment.

102 Charles Johnson  Wed, Jan 2, 2013 11:33:44am

As entertaining as this is, let's not get too starry-eyed about Christie. He's still totally on board with the GOP agenda, and that's the real problem underneath all this drama.

103 CuriousLurker  Wed, Jan 2, 2013 11:34:16am

I can just imagine him fuming since last night, and then waking up this morning and going, "Fuck it. It's on. Call a presser."

104 Amory Blaine  Wed, Jan 2, 2013 11:34:21am

Everyone with half a brain knows the fiscal cliff is bullshit. Let all the tax cuts expire. Give the middle class a real cut not some bullshit robbing of revenue for SSI. Fuck the GOP. Press them against the wall. Hard.

105 wilburs  Wed, Jan 2, 2013 11:34:21am

re: #78 Joanne

How does anybody read either of those sites? I have seen 10 year olds making better websites. Those are the crown of right wing internet? Oookay.

The comments on that thread are unreal

Several of them are quoting the Twilight Zone episode "A Stop at Willoughby" and wishing they could "go back in time" in the same fashion.

I guess the fact that "going back" meant committing suicide escaped them.

106 Randall Gross  Wed, Jan 2, 2013 11:34:25am

Wowza, I couldn't in good conscience vote for a Republican right now, but Christie is impressing me with his directness.

107 Joanne  Wed, Jan 2, 2013 11:34:28am

re: #102 Charles Johnson

As entertaining as this is, let's not get too starry-eyed about Christie. He's still totally on board with the GOP agenda, and that's the real problem underneath all this drama.

THIS! I didn't want to burst any bubbles. I am glad you did.

108 Four More Tears  Wed, Jan 2, 2013 11:34:41am

lol

"Is that what you call it? A huge epic battle?"

109 Amory Blaine  Wed, Jan 2, 2013 11:34:46am

re: #96 Joanne

Except when you want to be...when the pain and suffering of fellow Americans is the desired outcome.

Terrorists.

110 Vicious Babushka  Wed, Jan 2, 2013 11:35:03am

*face palm*

111 Lidane  Wed, Jan 2, 2013 11:35:07am

re: #108 Four More Tears

lol

"Is that what you call it? A huge epic battle?"

CHRISTIE SMASH!

112 Four More Tears  Wed, Jan 2, 2013 11:35:29am

Stewart and Colbert could call in sick and just play this for an hour.

113 Lidane  Wed, Jan 2, 2013 11:35:32am
114 Joanne  Wed, Jan 2, 2013 11:36:00am

re: #109 Amory Blaine

Terrorists.

The entirety of the GOP.

115 Four More Tears  Wed, Jan 2, 2013 11:36:21am

LOL

116 Lidane  Wed, Jan 2, 2013 11:36:41am
117 Four More Tears  Wed, Jan 2, 2013 11:36:49am

HOLY SHIT! Get Rupert Murdoch on the phone to get a hold of that telephone conversation!!!

118 Vicious Babushka  Wed, Jan 2, 2013 11:36:50am

re: #105 wilburs

The comments on that thread are unreal

Several of them are quoting the Twilight Zone episode "A Stop at Willoughby" and wishing they could "go back in time" in the same fashion.

I guess the fact that "going back" meant committing suicide escaped them.

I think they would rather "go back in time" like Turtledove's "Guns of the South" except they don't remember the ending of GOTS.

119 Gus  Wed, Jan 2, 2013 11:37:20am

re: #116 Lidane

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Bwahahaha!

120 Amory Blaine  Wed, Jan 2, 2013 11:37:33am

re: #110 Vicious Babushka

*face palm*

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Who's that? The imaginary Sandy victims in her head? The empty chair she talks to?

121 RadicalModerate  Wed, Jan 2, 2013 11:37:54am

One thing that is proven beyond a shadow of a doubt here.

Governor Christie actually gives a damn about the people who he serves.

Which I have no doubt is in direct opposition to House Republicans' feelings about their constituents.

122 Archangelus  Wed, Jan 2, 2013 11:37:59am

"Not gonna tell you about my conversation with the speaker because i'd like to have conversations with the speaker in the future"


What is he hiding!?!?! /

123 Lidane  Wed, Jan 2, 2013 11:38:16am
124 blueraven  Wed, Jan 2, 2013 11:38:17am

Get some Guts GOP!

125 CuriousLurker  Wed, Jan 2, 2013 11:38:48am

re: #102 Charles Johnson

As entertaining as this is, let's not get too starry-eyed about Christie. He's still totally on board with the GOP agenda, and that's the real problem underneath all this drama.

I hear you, but DAMN I'm loving him right now.

"All of you are geniuses after." LMAO

126 wilburs  Wed, Jan 2, 2013 11:38:57am

Methinks Boner ought to get himself a concussion ASAP

127 Lidane  Wed, Jan 2, 2013 11:39:02am
128 Gus  Wed, Jan 2, 2013 11:39:17am

Time for a hoagie.

//

129 jaunte  Wed, Jan 2, 2013 11:39:19am

re: #116 Lidane

A governor angry that his own party is standing in the way of him doing the basic job of government: something new for the teapartisans.

130 Four More Tears  Wed, Jan 2, 2013 11:39:43am

re: #129 jaunte

A governor angry that his own party is standing in the way of him doing the basic job of government: something new for the teapartisans.

How the hell do Republicans respond to that??

131 dragonath  Wed, Jan 2, 2013 11:39:57am

"Sometimes people make wrong decisions... it's not a hanging offense"

*slowly scans room of reporters*

lol

132 makeitstop  Wed, Jan 2, 2013 11:40:00am

re: #126 wilburs

Methinks Boner ought to get himself a concussion ASAP

I think Christie just gave him one.

133 Charles Johnson  Wed, Jan 2, 2013 11:40:18am
134 Amory Blaine  Wed, Jan 2, 2013 11:40:24am

re: #130 Four More Tears

By marginalizing Christie and lying about pork in the relief bill.

135 Four More Tears  Wed, Jan 2, 2013 11:41:02am
136 Joanne  Wed, Jan 2, 2013 11:41:16am

re: #130 Four More Tears

How the hell do Republicans respond to that??

Christie is FAT! He's, he's...he's a RINO!

They have nothing else.

137 lawhawk  Wed, Jan 2, 2013 11:41:25am

Christie now protecting Weinstein and the NJ Transit for not moving trains. Sorry, but Weinstein was wrong, and he failed to heed the warnings from his own internal reports in addition to ongoing weather reports warning of dire flooding in the region. And I do consider that a firing offense.

138 Archangelus  Wed, Jan 2, 2013 11:41:36am

re: #132 makeitstop

I think Christie just gave him one.

That wasn't Christie giving him a concussion... That was Christie hitting him with a steamroller driving 90mph...

139 Vicious Babushka  Wed, Jan 2, 2013 11:41:55am

re: #120 Amory Blaine

Who's that? The imaginary Sandy victims in her head? The empty chair she talks to?

Pudintane thinks Govt should just give everyone affected by Sandy, a set of bootstraps. Then she would complain about all the $$$ that is being spent on bootstraps.

140 efuseakay  Wed, Jan 2, 2013 11:41:59am

Someone I know: "They aren't voting on Sandy aid because of all the pork attached!"

Sigh.

141 Four More Tears  Wed, Jan 2, 2013 11:42:13am

I think that was a once in a lifetime thing...

142 Targetpractice  Wed, Jan 2, 2013 11:42:31am

re: #133 Charles Johnson

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Why? Because Eric Cantor thought that the idea of allowing rapists to be tried in tribal courts wasn't kosher, so he demanded that they be granted immunity from their crimes before he'd let the bill come to a vote.

143 Amory Blaine  Wed, Jan 2, 2013 11:42:35am

The gulf coast and the other southern oceanside states better be nervous. This is a new precedence the GOP radicals have embarked on.

144 Charles Johnson  Wed, Jan 2, 2013 11:42:52am
145 Four More Tears  Wed, Jan 2, 2013 11:43:53am

I will remember that until the day I die.

146 makeitstop  Wed, Jan 2, 2013 11:44:04am

re: #140 efuseakay

Someone I know: "They aren't voting on Sandy aid because of all the pork attached!"

Sigh.

I've been getting that all day. Lemme find what someone posted as the 'pork' involved...here ya go.

$41 million request for repairs at eight military bases, including Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Customs and Border Protection has asked for $2.4 million to replace "destroyed or damaged vehicles, including mobile X-Ray machines." The bill includes a $4 million repair job at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. $150 million for fisheries in Alaska and the Gulf of Mexico, and $125 million for a Department of Agriculture program that would help Colorado cope with summer wildfires.

Where do I find out if this stuff is actually included in the bill? I get the whiff of made up shit here.

147 Dark_Falcon  Wed, Jan 2, 2013 11:44:06am

...

148 efuseakay  Wed, Jan 2, 2013 11:44:25am

re: #134 Amory Blaine

By marginalizing Christie and lying about pork in the relief bill.

What's the deal with the "pork"? How much is there, if any?

149 FemNaziBitch  Wed, Jan 2, 2013 11:44:25am

Well, I just had tons of fun stimulating the economy. Purchased some feel-good clothing items for a very ill family member.

Now, I'm off to the dentist.

Does that seem wrong?

150 Four More Tears  Wed, Jan 2, 2013 11:44:27am
151 lawhawk  Wed, Jan 2, 2013 11:44:37am

re: #140 efuseakay

The $60b package had all of $400 million in unrelated items. Those were cut, and the House version would have mirrored the Senate version (combining the two bills that were proffered in lieu of the single Senate bill).

Boehner didn't even let that come to the floor. He killed the bill before a floor vote could be taken - up or down.

And it would have passed. Boehner, for reasons that no one knows and can't be understood by anyone with a functioning neuron, killed it. The delay will have real world consequences.

152 Four More Tears  Wed, Jan 2, 2013 11:45:10am

re: #149 FemNaziBitch

Well, I just had tons of fun stimulating the economy. Purchased some feel-good clothing items for a very ill family member.

Now, I'm off to the dentist.

Does that seem wrong?

I'm about to spend $600 on my car so it can pass inspection. :(

153 FemNaziBitch  Wed, Jan 2, 2013 11:45:16am

re: #133 Charles Johnson

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**grr***

154 Vicious Babushka  Wed, Jan 2, 2013 11:45:26am

re: #140 efuseakay

Someone I know: "They aren't voting on Sandy aid because of all the pork attached!"

Sigh.

Wingnuts complaining that Sandy relief includes funds for Amtrak. Like, who uses trains in NY and NJ?//

155 Targetpractice  Wed, Jan 2, 2013 11:46:21am

re: #140 efuseakay

Someone I know: "They aren't voting on Sandy aid because of all the pork attached!"

Sigh.

That the catch-all excuse these days when the GOP kills a bill: "It had pork attached!"

156 jaunte  Wed, Jan 2, 2013 11:46:22am
157 Amory Blaine  Wed, Jan 2, 2013 11:46:29am

re: #148 efuseakay

What's the deal with the "pork"? How much is there, if any?

Every dollar that doesn't go directly to a job creators Swiss bank account is "pork" to a republican.

158 efuseakay  Wed, Jan 2, 2013 11:46:35am

re: #146 makeitstop

I've been getting that all day. Lemme find what someone posted as the 'pork' involved...here ya go.

Where do I find out if this stuff is actually included in the bill? I get the whiff of made up shit here.

Yeah I'd like more on this too... But the military stuff, they should be thrilled about! And sending some moolah to Mother Grizz... WOOHOO!!

159 efuseakay  Wed, Jan 2, 2013 11:47:12am

re: #151 lawhawk

The $60b package had all of $400 million in unrelated items. Those were cut, and the House version would have mirrored the Senate version (combining the two bills that were proffered in lieu of the single Senate bill).

Boehner didn't even let that come to the floor. He killed the bill before a floor vote could be taken - up or down.

And it would have passed. Boehner, for reasons that no one knows and can't be understood by anyone with a functioning neuron, killed it. The delay will have real world consequences.

Thank you, LH!

160 Gus  Wed, Jan 2, 2013 11:47:35am
161 lawhawk  Wed, Jan 2, 2013 11:47:42am

re: #146 makeitstop

By your command.

162 blueraven  Wed, Jan 2, 2013 11:47:44am

re: #146 makeitstop

I've been getting that all day. Lemme find what someone posted as the 'pork' involved...here ya go.

Where do I find out if this stuff is actually included in the bill? I get the whiff of made up shit here.

I heard it was in the bill (added by the senate) but the house had removed it already.

163 Targetpractice  Wed, Jan 2, 2013 11:47:59am

re: #157 Amory Blaine

Every dollar that doesn't go directly to a job creators Swiss bank account is "pork" to a republican.

Nah, it's "pork" until it goes into their paychecks, then it's "investment" or "stimulus."

164 Dark_Falcon  Wed, Jan 2, 2013 11:48:15am

re: #146 makeitstop

I've been getting that all day. Lemme find what someone posted as the 'pork' involved...here ya go.

Where do I find out if this stuff is actually included in the bill? I get the whiff of made up shit here.

That don't sound like pork to me.

165 Gus  Wed, Jan 2, 2013 11:48:46am

re: #161 lawhawk

By your command.

They could have voted for that today. This morning. Instead they went into recess at 2PM ET.

166 Four More Tears  Wed, Jan 2, 2013 11:48:53am
167 Lidane  Wed, Jan 2, 2013 11:49:23am

re: #156 jaunte

A+ tweet, would RT again. XD

168 Amory Blaine  Wed, Jan 2, 2013 11:50:01am

re: #160 Gus

Fuck them.

169 Lidane  Wed, Jan 2, 2013 11:50:23am

re: #160 Gus

But let's arm them all so our kids are safe in school!

170 Killgore Trout  Wed, Jan 2, 2013 11:50:52am

re: #148 efuseakay

What's the deal with the "pork"? How much is there, if any?

The Sandy pork storm

* $150 million for Alaskan fisheries.

* $8 million for cars for the Homeland Security and Justice departments.

* $2 million for the Smithsonian to repair roofs damaged before Sandy

Possibly but a sniff test of the list going around probably not much pork. It's really easy to spin these lists dishonestly. For example the "Alaska Fisheries" thing is probably some sort of joint research project involving habitat, fisheries studies, stocking programs, etc.

171 Dark_Falcon  Wed, Jan 2, 2013 11:51:15am

re: #156 jaunte

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Boehner doesn't fit as Loki. He's more a morose type of villain, whereas the Loki of recent Marvel movies needs more of a megalomaniac style of performance.

172 Feline Fearless Leader  Wed, Jan 2, 2013 11:51:15am

re: #155 Targetpractice

That the catch-all excuse these days when the GOP kills a bill: "It had pork attached!"

Tell them that it was done that way to ensure that the bill was not halal and thus a secret Muslim infiltration law.
///// :p

173 efuseakay  Wed, Jan 2, 2013 11:51:50am

re: #170 Killgore Trout

The Sandy pork storm

Possibly but a sniff test of the list going around probably not much pork. It's really easy to spin these lists dishonestly. For example the "Alaska Fisheries" thing is probably some sort of joint research project involving habitat, fisheries studies, stocking programs, etc.

And apparently it was all cut from the House bill, so there was absolutely no reason for this to have not been put up for a vote.

*spit*

174 dragonath  Wed, Jan 2, 2013 11:52:13am
175 dragonath  Wed, Jan 2, 2013 11:52:40am

Imagine, a tsunami

Must be God's wrath or something

176 Lidane  Wed, Jan 2, 2013 11:53:09am

re: #171 Dark_Falcon

Boehner doesn't fit as Loki. He's more a morose type of villain, whereas the Loki of recent Marvel movies needs more of a megalomaniac style of performance.

So in other words, Loki = Cantor. Fair enough.

Either way, CHRISTIE SMASH!

177 dragonfire1981  Wed, Jan 2, 2013 11:53:18am

Anyone else impressed the House could find a big enough bus to fit the entire country under?

178 Four More Tears  Wed, Jan 2, 2013 11:54:55am

Okay, I need a cigarette after that.

179 Kragar  Wed, Jan 2, 2013 11:54:57am

Boehner = Justin Hammer

Obnoxious twit who makes it easier for the real villians to cause havoc.

180 lawhawk  Wed, Jan 2, 2013 11:55:33am

Yikes.

181 jaunte  Wed, Jan 2, 2013 11:56:01am

When is Boehner supposed to come out of his burrow to see if the sun is shining?

182 Lidane  Wed, Jan 2, 2013 11:56:21am
183 dragonath  Wed, Jan 2, 2013 11:56:36am

Whelp, the long knives are out for Boehner.

184 Four More Tears  Wed, Jan 2, 2013 11:56:54am

re: #181 jaunte

When is Boehner supposed to come out of his burrow to see if the sun is shining?

I think Christie scolded the tan right off of that man.

185 Targetpractice  Wed, Jan 2, 2013 11:57:08am

re: #180 lawhawk

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Yikes.

Yeah, I'd say Boehner's speakership is finished.

186 Charles Johnson  Wed, Jan 2, 2013 11:57:14am

re: #182 Lidane

OK, that one made me laugh out loud. What a tool.

187 Lidane  Wed, Jan 2, 2013 11:57:15am
188 Political Atheist  Wed, Jan 2, 2013 11:58:00am

re: #187 Lidane

Perfect. When the enemy is making mistakes after mistake, get out of the way.

189 wilburs  Wed, Jan 2, 2013 11:58:02am

re: #182 Lidane

LOL

the reasonable conservative

190 Dark_Falcon  Wed, Jan 2, 2013 11:58:34am

re: #176 Lidane

So in other words, Loki = Cantor. Fair enough.

Either way, CHRISTIE SMASH!

That works.

191 Targetpractice  Wed, Jan 2, 2013 11:58:37am

re: #188 Political Atheist

Perfect. When the enemy is making mistakes after mistake, get out of the way.

"Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake."

192 lawhawk  Wed, Jan 2, 2013 11:58:47am
193 jaunte  Wed, Jan 2, 2013 11:58:52am

re: #182 Lidane

Douthat, taking into account the total mass of dark matter in the universe.

195 Lidane  Wed, Jan 2, 2013 11:59:48am
196 jaunte  Wed, Jan 2, 2013 12:00:07pm
197 Dark_Falcon  Wed, Jan 2, 2013 12:00:22pm

I'd best get going. BBL

198 Dr Lizardo  Wed, Jan 2, 2013 12:01:23pm

re: #195 Lidane

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One of these days, I swear Beck is gonna have a stroke right on the air.

199 I Am Kreniigh!  Wed, Jan 2, 2013 12:02:27pm

re: #179 Kragar

Boehner = Justin Hammer

Obnoxious twit who makes it easier for the real villians to cause havoc.

Referring to the animated Justin Hammer? I rather liked the more sophisticated Peter Cushing version from the main MU.

I am such a geek.

200 wilburs  Wed, Jan 2, 2013 12:02:42pm

Whatever happened to Beck's 912 project?

201 efuseakay  Wed, Jan 2, 2013 12:03:21pm

re: #195 Lidane

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UNLESS IT'S ME THAT DOES IT, THEN IT'S OK!!!

202 Kragar  Wed, Jan 2, 2013 12:03:30pm

re: #199 I Am Kreniigh!

Referring to the animated Justin Hammer? I rather liked the more sophisticated Peter Cushing version from the main MU.

I am such a geek.

I was thinking from Iron Man 2.

203 dragonath  Wed, Jan 2, 2013 12:04:33pm

re: #195 Lidane

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Cool, the first New Year's resolution that broke itself.

204 lawhawk  Wed, Jan 2, 2013 12:07:09pm

re: #202 Kragar

He's more like Senator Stern than Justin Hammer. If anything, the folks at Koch Bros are Hammer.

205 Kragar  Wed, Jan 2, 2013 12:07:25pm

re: #200 wilburs

Whatever happened to Beck's 912 project?

Crushed under the weight of its own derp I assume.

206 Joanne  Wed, Jan 2, 2013 12:08:28pm

re: #180 lawhawk

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Yikes.

That makes absolutely no sense whatsoever. IF (and in my eyes, this is a big If) Boehner played a game like this...he not only deserves to lose the speakership, but reelection. He should be drummed not just out of the House, but out of humanity.

207 dragonath  Wed, Jan 2, 2013 12:09:14pm

I'm guessing there aren't any restrictions on Obummer Hussein McSecretSatan then

208 Joanne  Wed, Jan 2, 2013 12:11:03pm

re: #200 wilburs

Whatever happened to Beck's 912 project?

He changed it to 913 (so you just wait until September!!1!11!)!!

209 Our Precious Bodily Fluids  Wed, Jan 2, 2013 12:13:06pm

Oh look, it's this bullshit again.

A 6-year-old Montgomery County boy was recently suspended from school for making a gun gesture with his thumb and forefinger. Now, his family has retained a lawyer and is fighting back.

210 wilburs  Wed, Jan 2, 2013 12:15:44pm

re: #205 Kragar

It was supposed to be the biggest thing evah

The website kept crashing because so many wingnuts were trying to access it....then nada

just like beck

211 jaunte  Wed, Jan 2, 2013 12:16:47pm

This could be the worst 'grand reopening' PR idea ever.

Colo. theater shooting kin reject movie invitation

Relatives of the majority of people killed in a Colorado movie theater rejected an invitation on Wednesday to attend its reopening later this month, calling it a "disgusting offer."

The parents, grandparents, cousins and widow of nine of the 12 people killed released a letter sent to the theater's owner, Cinemark, in which they criticized the Plano, Texas-based company for not reaching out to the families of victims to offer their condolences. They also said the company refused to meet with them one-on-one without lawyers present.

The families said they were asked to attend an "evening of remembrance" followed by a movie when the Aurora theater reopens on Jan. 17 in invitations sent two days after Christmas.

212 lawhawk  Wed, Jan 2, 2013 12:17:19pm

re: #154 Vicious Babushka

Amtrak owns the rail lines that Metro North and NJ Transit use through the Northeast Corridor. The East River tunnels are shared use between Amtrak, NJ Transit and LIRR. Those tunnels were partially flooded. All required repairs. The NEC had overhead line damage, power damage, and rail damage.

The Amtrak request is in line with damage sustained.

213 wilburs  Wed, Jan 2, 2013 12:17:46pm

re: #211 jaunte

This could be the worst 'grand reopening' PR idea ever.

Colo. theater shooting kin reject movie invitation

They must use the NRA's publicist

214 Kragar  Wed, Jan 2, 2013 12:18:38pm

re: #210 wilburs

The website lists the 9 Principles, accompanied by quotations from George Washington and Thomas Jefferson. The 9 Principles are:

America is good.
I believe in God and He is the center of my life.
I must always try to be a more honest person than I was yesterday.
The family is sacred. My spouse and I are the ultimate authority, not the government.
If you break the law you pay the penalty. Justice is blind and no one is above it.
I have a right to life, liberty and pursuit of happiness, but there is no guarantee of equal results.
I work hard for what I have and I will share it with who I want to. Government cannot force me to be charitable.
It is not un-American for me to disagree with authority or to share my personal opinion.
The government works for me. I do not answer to them, they answer to me.

Major cognitive dissonance going on there.

215 jaunte  Wed, Jan 2, 2013 12:18:47pm

re: #213 wilburs

"Enjoy our fresh new upholstery!"

216 wilburs  Wed, Jan 2, 2013 12:19:13pm

re: #212 lawhawk

Amtrak owns the rail lines that Metro North and NJ Transit use through the Northeast Corridor. The East River tunnels are shared use between Amtrak, NJ Transit and LIRR. Those tunnels were partially flooded. All required repairs. The NEC had overhead line damage, power damage, and rail damage.

The Amtrak request is in line with damage sustained.

Aren't these the same tunnels Christie refused to rebuild when he blocked that project

217 Killgore Trout  Wed, Jan 2, 2013 12:23:11pm

For Egypt's satirists, Morsi's power is no joke

Bassem Youssef, whose Daily Show-inspired satirical program propelled him to stardom, is the latest target of Egypt's attempts to silence government critics.

218 Vicious Babushka  Wed, Jan 2, 2013 12:23:44pm

Wingnuts are all delighted with this op-ed from...wait for it...Pravda!

219 lawhawk  Wed, Jan 2, 2013 12:24:03pm

re: #216 wilburs

The Hudson River tunnels didn't flood. The East River tunnels did.

Christie killed the ARC project because NJ would take the brunt of cost overruns and NY would get all benefits but no cost sharing. Even the feds wouldn't go along with covering the cost overruns. NJ Transit was responsible for overseeing the tunnel project, but everyone conceded that there would be huge cost overruns - the feds made specific reference to fact that NJ transit had no mechanism in place to contain costs.

Sandy showed that NJ transit couldn't be trusted with infrastructure or its rail fleet. Christie made the right decision on that front, and Amtrak subsequently came up with a superior plan in Gateway that will expand commuter rail access to Manhattan, plus give real high speed rail access - separating Amtrak HSR and local commuter trains that share the same right of way.

220 wilburs  Wed, Jan 2, 2013 12:24:42pm

re: #214 Kragar

I just looked at the activity in MA
several event with attendance ranging from 2 to 6 people

revolutionary!!

221 Mattand  Wed, Jan 2, 2013 12:24:50pm

re: #216 wilburs

Aren't these the same tunnels Christie refused to rebuild when he blocked that project

No, he killed a plan to build new tunnels. Although, IIRC, NJ did get the short end of the stick on some of the budgeting.

OTOH, the tunnels that are in use now were built when only the rich had telephones. So there is that.

222 wilburs  Wed, Jan 2, 2013 12:25:55pm

re: #219 lawhawk

Maybe I should read more closely, especially since I lived there for many years and took those trains regularly

223 Kragar  Wed, Jan 2, 2013 12:27:28pm

AFA: Christians ‘will be treated as second-class citizens’

the email from AFA founder Donald E. Wildmon said conservative Christians would “be treated as second class citizens, much like African Americans were prior to civil rights legislation in the 1960s,” by the year 2060, with the government seizing control of not only every public radio frequency, but of the family structure itself.

“Marriage will include two, three, four or any number of participants,” Wildmon wrote. “Marriage will not be important, with individuals moving in and out of a ‘family’ group at will.”

Wildmon also alluded to the heavily-debunked conservative allegation regarding President Barack Obama’s religious beliefs, saying, “We will have, or have had, a Muslim president.”

The email closed with predictions that government control would also force faith-affiliated groups “out of health care,” a presumed reference to the non-denominational Affordable Care Act, and that cities with names “from the Bible” would be forced to change. However, at least one of his examples, St. Petersburg, Florida, would be spared even in that unlikely scenario — the city was directly named after St. Petersburg, Russia, which was itself named after its founder, Tsar Peter The Great.

224 Killgore Trout  Wed, Jan 2, 2013 12:29:12pm

re: #218 Vicious Babushka

Wingnuts are all delighted with this op-ed from...wait for it...Pravda!

Nutty Oliver Stone also made an appearance on Russian TV recently
Oliver Stone to RT: ‘US has become an Orwellian state’

Americans are living in an Orwellian state argue Academy Award-winning director Oliver Stone and historian Peter Kuznick, as they sit down with RT to discuss US foreign policy and the Obama administration’s disregard for the rule of law.

­Both argue that Obama is a wolf in sheep’s clothing and that people have forgiven him a lot because of the “nightmare of the Bush presidency that preceded him.”

225 Targetpractice  Wed, Jan 2, 2013 12:29:25pm

And now I'm listening to wingnuts go on at length about the "cost" of Obama returning to Hawaii to finish his vacation. $3 million "taxpayer dollars wasted!"

Or as Mitt Romney thinks of it, "pocket change."

226 Dr Lizardo  Wed, Jan 2, 2013 12:29:36pm

Meanwhile, village idiots Freepers aren't taking Governor Christie's remarks particulary well:

To: Hoodat
Quite right, low information voters used Christie’s gushing approval of Obama as their prime reason for voting for a second term. Christy was played like a chump in a perfectly-timed photo op.
People of New Jersey: you voted overwhelmingly for Obama, and now you want help. Go ask Obama, Soros and Buffet for money and leave the taxpayers alone.

7 posted on Wednesday, January 2, 2013 21:12:58 by moodyskeptic (Counter counterculturist)
_______________________________________________________

To: Hoodat
Hey Christie...go Eff yourself you fat POS!

12 posted on Wednesday, January 2, 2013 21:20:22 by pgkdan (Does America have a Cassius Chaerea?)
__________________________________________________________

To: Hoodat
Shove it up your smelly Obama, Christie.
You’ve already bent over for the Obamadork, so you’re in position.
Oh, and whilst you’re bending over, just sign the document stating that you’re now an official Obamahole...e,g,..a dim-bulb-crat.

13 posted on Wednesday, January 2, 2013 21:21:30 by Da Coyote
_____________________________________________________

Ah, these fearless and brave sofa samurai, these glorious keyboard commandos and armchair generals, dispensing their witticisms whilst planning Civil War II. I'm sure all of them will be in the front lines, laying their lives on the line.

At least, as soon as they figure out how to get their electric mobility scooters to the front lines.

227 Kragar  Wed, Jan 2, 2013 12:30:22pm

The full email:

What will religion look like in the year 2060?

Conservative Christians will be treated as second class citizens, much like African Americans were prior to civil rights legislation in the 1960s.

Family as we know it will be drastically changed with the state taking charge of the children beginning at birth.

Marriage will include two, three, four or any number of participants. Marriage will not be important, with individuals moving in and out of a “family” group at will.

Churchbuildings will be little used, with many sold to secular buyers and the money received going to the government.

Churches will not be allowed to discuss any political issues, even if it affects the church directly.

Tax credit given to churches and non-profit organizations will cease.

Christian broadcasting will be declared illegal based on the separation of church and state. The airwaves belong to the government, therefore they cannot be used for any religious purpose.

We will have, or have had, a Muslim president.

Cities with a name from the Bible such as St. Petersburg, Bethlehem, etc. will be forced to change their name due to separation of church and state.

Groups connected to any religious affiliation will be forced out of health care. Health centers get tax money from the state, making it a violation of church and state.

Get involved! Sign THE STATEMENT.

Sincerely,

Donald E. Wildmon

228 Targetpractice  Wed, Jan 2, 2013 12:31:40pm

re: #227 Kragar

The full email:

Weapons-grade craziness.

229 Lidane  Wed, Jan 2, 2013 12:31:57pm
230 Bulworth  Wed, Jan 2, 2013 12:32:56pm

re: #223 Kragar

Good gosh, I thought this transformation was supposed to happen by 2012 or 2016 at the latest. Now we have to wait until 2060? //

231 wilburs  Wed, Jan 2, 2013 12:33:16pm

re: #227 Kragar

I can't until 2060

faster please

232 Lidane  Wed, Jan 2, 2013 12:33:54pm
233 Targetpractice  Wed, Jan 2, 2013 12:34:17pm

re: #229 Lidane

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Translation: "I'd already pissed off enough of my own party that they may have killed this bill out of spite."

234 Feline Fearless Leader  Wed, Jan 2, 2013 12:34:51pm

re: #229 Lidane

I thought all was fair in love, war, and Congressional Appropriations.

Nice of John to think about the sensitivities of his fellow critters as compared to the residents of Staten Island and nearby communities.

235 Kragar  Wed, Jan 2, 2013 12:34:57pm

I'm confused. These people always say blacks and other minorities were so much better off in the 1950s before all the civil rights nonsense, now they're making it sound bad. Which is it?
///

236 erik_t  Wed, Jan 2, 2013 12:35:00pm

re: #229 Lidane

@jbendery Boehner said it "wasn't fair to the conference" to vote on "a big massive spending bill" like Sandy aid right after fiscal vote, says Grimm.

I really feel for that poor conference, homeless and shivering after the conference chambers were blown/flooded away by a fucking hurricane.

/

237 Vicious Babushka  Wed, Jan 2, 2013 12:35:16pm

re: #230 Bulworth

Good gosh, I thought this transformation was supposed to happen by 2012 or 2016 at the latest. Now we have to wait until 2060? //

It will officially happen on Obama's 100th birthday after he declares himself President for All Eternity!

238 Dr Lizardo  Wed, Jan 2, 2013 12:35:36pm

re: #231 wilburs

I can't until 2060

faster please

2060 until we see a Muslim President?

Well, guess I'll have to start running sooner than I'd anticipated. I was planning on running in 2028. Maybe I'll move that up to 2020.

239 Feline Fearless Leader  Wed, Jan 2, 2013 12:36:42pm

re: #238 Dr Lizardo

2060 until we see a Muslim President?

Well, guess I'll have to start running sooner than I'd anticipated. I was planning on running in 2028. Maybe I'll move that up to 2020.

Apparently the End Times has some sort of dilation effect since it will take over 50 years to come about. Lots of time for fearmongering and fund raising to continue at a fever pitch.
//

240 erik_t  Wed, Jan 2, 2013 12:37:10pm

re: #239 Feline Fearless Leader

Apparently the End Times has some sort of dilation effect since it will take over 50 years to come about. Lots of time for fearmongering and fund raising to continue at a fever pitch.
//

The End Times is powered by commercially viable fusion.

241 Vicious Babushka  Wed, Jan 2, 2013 12:38:06pm

In the future everyone will be a vampire or a zombie!

242 Interesting Times  Wed, Jan 2, 2013 12:38:25pm
243 Targetpractice  Wed, Jan 2, 2013 12:38:35pm

re: #241 Vicious Babushka

In the future everyone will be a vampire or a zombie!

So long as I don't sparkle, being a vampire might not be so bad.

244 Bulworth  Wed, Jan 2, 2013 12:39:12pm

So this whole business of PBO destroying the U.S. of America by 2012 2016 was all just some big hooey, and we'll really all still be around in 2060? /

245 Dr Lizardo  Wed, Jan 2, 2013 12:39:31pm

re: #239 Feline Fearless Leader

Apparently the End Times has some sort of dilation effect since it will take over 50 years to come about. Lots of time for fearmongering and fund raising to continue at a fever pitch.
//

I'm torn as to whether I should openly state I'm Muslim when running for President or should I hold it close to the vest, and then on Inauguration Day, preface my speech with "Bismillah ar-Rahman ar-Rahim. Surprise!!"

246 dragonfire1981  Wed, Jan 2, 2013 12:39:43pm

OT (sort of).

Whenever I hear the name Ross Douthat, my mind translates it to "Russ Douchehat".

247 Kragar  Wed, Jan 2, 2013 12:39:50pm

re: #241 Vicious Babushka

In the future everyone will be a vampire or a zombie!

Nope, cyborg ninja pirate.

248 wilburs  Wed, Jan 2, 2013 12:39:51pm

re: #241 Vicious Babushka

In the future everyone will be a vampire or a zombie!

I call Zombie!

249 Bulworth  Wed, Jan 2, 2013 12:40:10pm

re: #242 Interesting Times

It's all PBO's fault for being so mean at the press briefing the other day. /

250 Interesting Times  Wed, Jan 2, 2013 12:40:14pm
251 Joanne  Wed, Jan 2, 2013 12:40:57pm

re: #244 Bulworth

So this whole business of PBO destroying the U.S. of America by 2012 2016 was all just some big hooey, and we'll really all still be around in 2060? /

Nope, not hooey. It was major fundraising from the wolves to the sheeples.

252 Vicious Babushka  Wed, Jan 2, 2013 12:41:14pm
253 Targetpractice  Wed, Jan 2, 2013 12:41:15pm

re: #250 Interesting Times

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So they're getting a head-start on the whole "dystopian wasteland" motif?

//

254 HappyWarrior  Wed, Jan 2, 2013 12:41:18pm

While I understand why Peter King and Chris Christie are upset, should they really be surprised? I mean this is the same party that wanted to cut hurricane monitoring in the wake of hurricane and tried to deny benefits to 9/11 first responders because some of them may have been illegal aliens. Again I understand why they're pissed because this is pathetic behavior from the House GOP but it's hardly surprising if you know their history which these two guys surely do.

255 Kragar  Wed, Jan 2, 2013 12:41:59pm

re: #250 Interesting Times

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Empty chairs and rats? Sounds like the GOP convention.

256 William Barnett-Lewis  Wed, Jan 2, 2013 12:45:24pm

re: #155 Targetpractice

That the catch-all excuse these days when the GOP kills a bill: "It had pork attached!"

If any of them gave one rat's ass about pork, the DOD budget would be half of what it is.

257 Targetpractice  Wed, Jan 2, 2013 12:47:45pm

re: #256 William Barnett-Lewis

If any of them gave one rat's ass about pork, the DOD budget would be half of what it is.

Yeah, that's what gets me, they bitch incessantly about pork spending, but speaking one word against the defense budget and they'll skin you alive, cover you in molasses, and stake you over a red ant hill.

258 wrenchwench  Wed, Jan 2, 2013 12:50:05pm
259 HappyWarrior  Wed, Jan 2, 2013 12:50:28pm

re: #257 Targetpractice

Yeah, that's what gets me, they bitch incessantly about pork spending, but speaking one word against the defense budget and they'll skin you alive, cover you in molasses, and stake you over a red ant hill.

The defense budget along with their stupid tax pledge is why no one in the GOP caucus should be seen as a serious deficit hawk. Hell, remember when the Pentagon said they wanted some stuff cut. Paul Ryan, that brilliant deficit hawk accused the generals of lying. Congressional conservatives aren't deficit hawks in the slightest. Anyone who supports Republicans because they're "fiscal conservatives" is fooling themselves about the reality of what the GOP actually stands for and does in regards to the debt.

260 Decatur Deb  Wed, Jan 2, 2013 2:46:25pm

re: #226 Dr Lizardo

Meanwhile, village idiots Freepers aren't taking Governor Christie's remarks particulary well:

...snip

Ah, these fearless and brave sofa samurai, these glorious keyboard commandos and armchair generals, dispensing their witticisms whilst planning Civil War II. I'm sure all of them will be in the front lines, laying their lives on the line.

At least, as soon as they figure out how to get their electric mobility scooters to the front lines.

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261 Destro  Wed, Jan 2, 2013 9:16:17pm

re: #24 Dr Lizardo

Oh damn. He's going off. I'm impressed.

If this guy ran for Pres, I'd be tempted to consider voting for him. He takes no shit and calls it the way he sees it.

What is more important it seems that if reality meets up with ideology Christie chooses reality. That is something to consider....


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