Skip to comments.Christie Orders Odd-Even Rationing System For Filling Up Gas Tanks (Welcome Back, Carter)
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 ...
Everybody's fault but the Dems...
Katrina = Bush's Fault
Sandy = Everybody but Obama's fault.
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.
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?
Follow the wisdom of Bloomberg-— no more than 16 oz of gasoline.
That has crossed my mind too. I try not to think about it.
So damned depressing...
Love love love that move. Good one... LOL
F U Chris Cristy U Selfish hideous slob
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.
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.
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.
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.
Where can I get those sunglasses? Is that Moochelle?
Turn your thermostats down to 68.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 :-/
No gas for vanity plates?
They're considered "odd". (No, really.)
“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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
“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.
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”.
Super volcano jelly stone . Should have remembered that. Never been there. Just the one at Disney world ‘76.
Christie has pulled himself together a little. After all his tough talk he folded like a little girl at the first crisis.
Lord have mercy!
Yeah, they had a Yellowstone knockoff in Anaheim too. Pretty cool actually.
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 -
If this is folding like a little girl, I'd hate to meet the little girls you know.
Argumentum ad hominem by the way. Look it up. calling me names does not make your point.
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.
Try to be concise. I could only endure one paragraph of your blather.
In retrospect, I was too hasty with my apology. Concise enough?
Still love your Communist-hugging gov?
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