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Christie Orders Odd-Even Rationing System For Filling Up Gas Tanks (Welcome Back, Carter)
CBS Local ^ | 11/2/12

Posted on 11/02/2012 6:32:51 PM PDT by markomalley

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie spoke Friday afternoon and said the state was “inching closer to normalcy” following the devastation of Superstorm Sandy.

But things seemed far from normal after the governor issued a gas rationing system to ease the strain several hours later.

Starting at noon Saturday, New Jersey will move to an odd-even gas rationing system in 12 counties.

Christie ordered the odd-even system to help ease fuel shortages and extended lines for gasoline that have occurred since the superstorm decimated the coast earlier this week.

Residents with license plates ending in an odd number can make gas purchases on odd-numbered days. Residents with plates ending in an even number will be able to buy gas on even-numbered days, the governor said.

(Excerpt) Read more at newyork.cbslocal.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Extended News; Government; US: New Jersey
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Ahh, memories.


1 posted on 11/02/2012 6:32:51 PM PDT by markomalley
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To: markomalley

Everybody's fault but the Dems...

Katrina = Bush's Fault
Sandy = Everybody but Obama's fault.

2 posted on 11/02/2012 6:36:10 PM PDT by Bon mots (Abu Ghraib: 47 Times on the front page of the NY Times | Benghazi: 2 Times)
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To: markomalley

This is like the Stepford Wives. Obama or one of his henchmen get hold of a politician on the right, cozy up to them, get them alone in private, and do a lobotomy or something on them. When they show back up in public, hey presto, they’ve turned into Obama-praising zombies with signs of leftist ways. I sure wonder what Obama and his circle do to them. They’re too sincere for it to be mere blackmail or bribes.


3 posted on 11/02/2012 6:42:54 PM PDT by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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To: markomalley

The bad part is obama is so much younger than Carter was when he left office.

How many decades will we have of this new boob touring the world, dissing America, enabling our enemies and building madrassas?


4 posted on 11/02/2012 6:42:56 PM PDT by null and void (Day 1382 of the Obama hostage crisis - Barack Hussein Obama an enemy BOTH foreign AND domestic)
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To: Bon mots

Follow the wisdom of Bloomberg-— no more than 16 oz of gasoline.


5 posted on 11/02/2012 6:43:21 PM PDT by Mark (Don't argue with my posts. I typed while under sniper fire.)
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To: mrsmel
We've got one who can see!


6 posted on 11/02/2012 6:50:02 PM PDT by null and void (Day 1382 of the Obama hostage crisis - Barack Hussein Obama an enemy BOTH foreign AND domestic)
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To: null and void

That has crossed my mind too. I try not to think about it.

So damned depressing...


7 posted on 11/02/2012 6:50:34 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Pres__ent Resident NBC NRD N3pmCs HCR / no birth C / no req docs / no 3pm calls / he can read)
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To: null and void

Love love love that move. Good one... LOL


8 posted on 11/02/2012 6:51:16 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Pres__ent Resident NBC NRD N3pmCs HCR / no birth C / no req docs / no 3pm calls / he can read)
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To: markomalley

F U Chris Cristy U Selfish hideous slob


9 posted on 11/02/2012 6:52:34 PM PDT by teg_76
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To: null and void

lol!


10 posted on 11/02/2012 6:52:55 PM PDT by wolf24
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To: markomalley

I’m not going to fault Christie for trying to implement a plan to cut down on long lines. The last few days have been hell back there.

Hopefully a few weeks of this and things will return somewhere near normal as far as gasoline supply go.


11 posted on 11/02/2012 6:53:22 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Pres__ent Resident NBC NRD N3pmCs HCR / no birth C / no req docs / no 3pm calls / he can read)
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To: Bon mots

Holy cripe. I assume that is taken from an actual photo of the NYC subway. That water must be at least 6 feet deep from the bottom of the tracks up and over that platform. That is freakin nuts. Hey, but at least Bronco Bama got his photo op in Jersey and Bloomberg took the opportunity to endorse him.


12 posted on 11/02/2012 6:56:06 PM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Someday our schools we will teach the difference between "lose" and "loose")
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To: null and void
"How many decades will we have of this new boob touring the world, dissing America, enabling our enemies and building madrassas?"

And what makes it worse is that the alien pResident is still "eligible" to run for the presidency again. Yes, the DemocRats are arrogant enough to try it again should Obongo lose this Nov. 6th.

13 posted on 11/02/2012 6:58:46 PM PDT by StormEye
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To: markomalley
Well, as a short-term emergency measure, IMHO this actually may not be a bad idea. Many people are buying out of genuine need, but I'm sure there's also some "panic buying", the way we saw people lining up for gas on 9/11 for fear of a spike in gas prices. If the order can ease that a bit until the gas stations start getting resupplied on a regular basis and the ones without power get their pumps working again, it might make the situation a little easier to handle in the meantime.
14 posted on 11/02/2012 6:59:55 PM PDT by DemforBush (100% Ex-Democrat.)
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To: markomalley
http://media.treehugger.com/assets/images/2011/10/jimmy-carter.jpgTurn your thermostats down to 68.
15 posted on 11/02/2012 7:01:02 PM PDT by Raycpa
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To: markomalley

Christie is a self-important, self-aggrandizing media whore. His 3 day stint of virtually “servicing” Obama on national TV has tied up the election! Proof that Christie is far more interested in winning his own upcoming election than in the well being of this nation.
Now it’s clear why Christie looks so much like a pig.


16 posted on 11/02/2012 7:01:30 PM PDT by Oldpuppymax
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To: null and void

Where can I get those sunglasses? Is that Moochelle?


17 posted on 11/02/2012 7:02:05 PM PDT by reg45 (Barack 0bama: Implementing class warfare by having no class.)
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To: markomalley

Turn your thermostats down to 68.

20 posted on 11/02/2012 7:02:30 PM PDT by Raycpa
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To: DoughtyOne
I wouldn't hold this against Christie, either. Here in the NYC metro area we have this bizarre combination of circumstances with half the population (and most businesses) getting back to normal as quickly as possible, while others are lined up at gas stations with red gas cans to refuel those generators they all bought after Hurricane Irene in 2011. Meanwhile, people in parts of NYC are digging food out of dumpsters, defecating in the upper floors of tall apartment buildings with no power, and running around claiming that they're all going to die.

After what I've seen for the last few days, I'm now convinced that a hurricane is the worst type of disaster a region like this can face. The biggest problem is that unlike other major disruptive events, things kind of seem normal enough after a day or two that people and businesses start functioning as if there is nothing wrong even while receovery efforts have barely started. A major blizzard would be the exact opposite case, since there is no way in hell anything can possibly seem "normal" while there is still two feet of snow on the ground and cars stranded in snowdrifts all over the place.

21 posted on 11/02/2012 7:09:00 PM PDT by Alberta's Child ("If you touch my junk, I'm gonna have you arrested.")
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To: Bon mots
A relative in NJ could have gone to work today, as she did yesterday, but had to take the day off in search of gas. Even then she could only buy a max $30 worth as was the “rule”. Her kids have been told to expect another week off from school. We've told them to leave and come here but they then worry about looting. Her husband is trying to work from home from a car charged blackberry! Their home was barely touched but without power, food and gas it's a mess. They at least did stock up on some food and water, just not much more is available at stores if needed. They were not in an evacuation area so felt no need to leave. There neighbor is upset there's no electricity to charge their Prius! Brilliant! Electric cars to combat global warming but global warming will knock your power out first!!
22 posted on 11/02/2012 7:10:01 PM PDT by MacMattico
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To: DemforBush

Hey, he is a politician (surely you know what they are like) and he is doing his current job! If you really want him to be a Republican or a Tea Party fellow, you need to either follow him and his statements or disown him and get on with life. He is not your understanding Tea Party fellow - but he is a good politician! Understand the difference and allow for same.


23 posted on 11/02/2012 7:12:06 PM PDT by Deagle (quo)
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To: Alberta's Child

Politicians suck up to Power, Fame, and Votes. Anything else is just a coincidence. Print it on a label and show people that you care.


24 posted on 11/02/2012 7:15:34 PM PDT by Deagle (quo)
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To: Alberta's Child

I think Tsunamis are probably the worst type of disaster. As bad as this is, a massive surge of 50’ from the other side of the Atlantic could wipe half or more of those states off the surface of the earth.

Look at the deaths in the Indian Ocean from the tsunami out there.

It makes our hundred or so look very small in comparison.

The damage here is widespread too though.


25 posted on 11/02/2012 7:19:50 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Pres__ent Resident NBC NRD N3pmCs HCR / no birth C / no req docs / no 3pm calls / he can read)
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To: DoughtyOne

Right — I should have been more clear. A tsunami isn’t something that this region has ever had to deal with, at least not in recent millenia. I’m thinking more along the lines of the things we’ve dealt with periodically in the Northeast ... weather, blackouts, etc.


26 posted on 11/02/2012 7:34:32 PM PDT by Alberta's Child ("If you touch my junk, I'm gonna have you arrested.")
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To: null and void

That’s actually dang creepy! Kinda funny but really creepy. Creepy, just like Republican politcians talking like smarmy Obamazoids and creepy like the (Jimmuh) Carter episode of the Twilight Zone :-/


27 posted on 11/02/2012 7:44:22 PM PDT by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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To: Oldpuppymax

No gas for vanity plates?

28 posted on 11/02/2012 7:54:02 PM PDT by CJ Wolf
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To: CJ Wolf
"No gas for vanity plates?"

They're considered "odd". (No, really.)

29 posted on 11/02/2012 7:58:13 PM PDT by Sooth2222 ("Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of congress. But I repeat myself." M.Twain)
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To: Oldpuppymax

“Proof that Christie is far more interested in winning his own upcoming election than in the well being of this nation.”

Christie was elected to represent NJ, and he is doing that. When you’ve waited over 4 hours for gas, let me know - this situation is untenable. Nothing can function if people can’t get to work, to the store, to school (we still have mass transit out of service); it is crazy here.


30 posted on 11/02/2012 8:12:18 PM PDT by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic war against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: DoughtyOne

Tsunami would be bad. Not going to look it up but from memory there’s some volcano near Easter island that if sunk would wipe out entire east Coast US as far west as Ohio .
Emp’s have 900 mile radius?
Also there’s some super volcano out Midwest somewhere that would be catastrophic to entire US.

And no major catastrophies our side of the galaxy. Billions of years and Earths axis just happens to maintain an exact axis required to support life. And several galaxies including our own have a black hole at the center that apparently does no harm.


31 posted on 11/02/2012 8:15:43 PM PDT by Morris70
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To: Alberta's Child

I understand your emphasis, and it’s completely reasoned.

The only reason I mentioned the tsunami, was that I saw a program addressing an island in the Southern Eastern Atlantic that faces New England and has the potential to be a big problem.

Half the island could break off. It’s had parts break off before, and there’s a fissure or indicator that goes through the middle of it.

As you state, it has been dormant for a long time. You just wonder sometimes.

Take care...


32 posted on 11/02/2012 8:18:02 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Pres__ent Resident NBC NRD N3pmCs HCR / no birth C / no req docs / no 3pm calls / he can read)
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To: null and void

I just had a friend who is a zero supporter slobbering on Facebook about how zero will “continue to do so much good whenever he leaves the White House”...

Vomit. All I could picture was Jimmah Carter sticking his nose into international affairs for.ev.er.

God help us.


33 posted on 11/02/2012 8:29:46 PM PDT by Reddy (B.O. stinks)
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To: Morris70

That super volcano is up at Jellystone. ;^)

It would be catastrophic.

It’s actually hard to fathom the size of the crater up there.

Luckily it has been dormant for along time too. Hopefully all these will remain so.


34 posted on 11/02/2012 8:34:01 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Pres__ent Resident NBC NRD N3pmCs HCR / no birth C / no req docs / no 3pm calls / he can read)
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To: DemforBush

“Well, as a short-term emergency measure, IMHO this actually may not be a bad idea. Many people are buying out of genuine need, but I’m sure there’s also some “panic buying”, the way we saw people lining up for gas on 9/11 for fear of a spike in gas prices. If the order can ease that a bit until the gas stations start getting resupplied on a regular basis and the ones without power get their pumps working again, it might make the situation a little easier to handle in the meantime. “

Suppose you’ve got two days worth of gas left when you wake up this morning, but today’s your day to buy. This system forces you to buy gas today, rather than wait till tomorrow.

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If they let the stations charge whatever they want, we might be better off. If I had to pay 10 or 20 bucks a gallon, I wouldn’t waste gas on discretionary driving. If I could make a fortune delivering gas around here, maybe I’d do this for a couple of weeks. Maybe there’s a faster way to sell the gas, but at a few cents per gallon of profit, no one’s going to bother.

Instead, the government is going after a few “gougers”.


35 posted on 11/02/2012 8:48:49 PM PDT by Tymesup
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To: markomalley
Specialized plates or those not displaying a number will be considered odd numbered plates, a release from the governor’s office stated.
36 posted on 11/02/2012 8:57:09 PM PDT by rawhide
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To: DoughtyOne

Super volcano jelly stone . Should have remembered that. Never been there. Just the one at Disney world ‘76.


37 posted on 11/02/2012 9:05:15 PM PDT by Morris70
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To: Tymesup

Fair point.


38 posted on 11/02/2012 10:45:06 PM PDT by DemforBush (100% Ex-Democrat.)
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To: markomalley

Christie has pulled himself together a little. After all his tough talk he folded like a little girl at the first crisis.


39 posted on 11/03/2012 12:23:11 AM PDT by Calpublican
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To: Reddy

Lord have mercy!


40 posted on 11/03/2012 12:26:38 AM PDT by Calpublican
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To: Morris70

Yeah, they had a Yellowstone knockoff in Anaheim too. Pretty cool actually.


41 posted on 11/03/2012 1:03:58 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (Pres__ent Resident NBC NRD N3pmCs HCR / no birth C / no req docs / no 3pm calls / he can read)
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To: Calpublican
Christie has pulled himself together a little. After all his tough talk he folded like a little girl at the first crisis.

I'll assume the CAL part of your name refers to California, meaning you really have no idea what it's like here in NJ. I'll give you the benefit of the doubt and not instantly suggest you change your name to cal-idiot -

http://www.foxnews.com/weather/2012/11/02/christie-unveils-measures-to-push-nj-to-faster-recovery-with-potential-to/?intcmp=trending

If this is folding like a little girl, I'd hate to meet the little girls you know.

42 posted on 11/03/2012 7:14:04 AM PDT by Cable225 (TACT is for those not witty enough for sarcasm!)
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To: Cable225
Think of Churchill when London was bombed night after night and thousands were dying. Think of George Bush on the towers. Christie will be a good administrator during this period, But His initial instinct were not those of someone who could be a national leader.

Argumentum ad hominem by the way. Look it up. calling me names does not make your point.

43 posted on 11/04/2012 10:55:47 PM PST by Calpublican
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To: Calpublican
Think of Nagin and Blanco pissing all over themselves when Katrina was approaching. Think of Obama going to bed when our ambassador was being murdered. Think of Bloomberg more concerned with soda portions and a marathon while people are freezing in the dark on Staten Island.

You can make an argument either way - I've watched Christie in the buildup and I've watched him in the aftermath. A lot of people criticized him for being nice to Obama - he needed him to release federal aid, what was he supposed to do? Tell him "No thanks, we got it covered"?

Christie hasn't suger-coated this, and any mis-steps he may have made I'll attribute to the same failing the rest of us suffered - no frame of reference. We've never seen anything like this here, none of us could have imagined the damage. But overall, I think he's done a terrific job and shown a lot of leadership.

Sorry for the cal-idiot remark, but it doesn't change the fact that you live 3000 miles from here and you see what's covered, you really don't know what life on the ground here is like. I live right here on the coastline, I'm seeing it every day. BTW, Christie's odd\even gas rationing went into effect over the weekend and the gas situation has improved dramatically. The grocery stores that have power are starting to get more supplies and things are slowly improving. None of these things would have happened without Christie.

44 posted on 11/05/2012 4:09:22 AM PST by Cable225 (TACT is for those not witty enough for sarcasm!)
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To: Cable225
Obama had to release aid. Unlike Libya, "everyone was watching. You cannot change the fact that the governor lost his dignity.

Try to be concise. I could only endure one paragraph of your blather.

45 posted on 11/05/2012 6:09:13 PM PST by Calpublican
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To: Calpublican

In retrospect, I was too hasty with my apology. Concise enough?


46 posted on 11/06/2012 4:30:01 AM PST by Cable225 (TACT is for those not witty enough for sarcasm!)
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To: Cable225

Still love your Communist-hugging gov?


47 posted on 11/07/2012 7:24:35 AM PST by Calpublican
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