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  • Odd/Even Gasoline Rationing Runs into Trouble

    11/12/2012 11:05:15 AM PST · by John Semmens · 23 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 10 Nov 2012 | John Semmens
    Borrowing an idea left over from the Carter Administration, New York City announced an odd/even gasoline rationing scheme. It was hoped that the scheme would cut four-hour wait times at gasoline pumps in half. However, a substantial portion of drivers are unable to determine whether the numbers on their license plates are odd or even. “My plate has four numbers on it,” one driver observed. “Which one should I use?” Another driver pointed out that “I have a vanity plate. All of the writing on my plate is letters. Do I go on an ‘odd’ day because it is odd...
  • Chris Christie Wept over Springsteen Hug

    11/10/2012 3:26:36 PM PST · by Arthurio · 83 replies
    Time ^ | Nov. 07, 2012 | By Emma O'Connor
    New Jersey Governor Chris Christie may have worked closely with President Obama in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy, but it appears he’s more emotionally invested in a different budding bromance. Christie admitted at a Monday briefing that he started “weeping” after he hugged Bruce Springsteen at NBC’s telethon for Hurricane Sandy victims on Nov. 2, the Record reported. Christie is a longtime fan of his fellow New Jerseyan and has attended more than 130 Springsteen concerts over the past 37 years. The governor even sang a version of “Thunder Road” when he made an appearance on Late Night with Jimmy...
  • Post Election Obama not interested in SANDY (Vanity)

    11/09/2012 11:20:18 AM PST · by polkajello · 28 replies
    Obama used Sandy to win. Chris Matthews thanked Sandy for her help. Now the aftermath of Sandy remains and Obama is nowhere to be found. Guess Sandy was a one night stand for Barry.
  • New storm bears down on Sandy-battered NYC, NJ

    11/07/2012 12:22:18 PM PST · by Kartographer · 87 replies
    AP via Yahoo News ^ | 11/7/12 | Colleen Long
    A nor'easter blustered into New York and Jersey on Wednesday, threatening to swamp homes all over again, plunge neighborhoods back into darkness and inflict more misery on tens of thousands of people still reeling from Superstorm Sandy. Under ordinary circumstances, a storm of this sort wouldn't be a big deal, but large swaths of the landscape were still an open wound, with many of Sandy's victims still mucking out their homes and cars. Thousands of people in low-lying neighborhoods staggered by the superstorm just over a week ago were warned to clear out, with authorities saying rain, wet snow and...
  • Christie rejects blame for Romney's loss, looks forward — maybe to '16

    11/08/2012 11:54:25 AM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 159 replies
    © 2012 New Jersey On-Line LLC ^ | November 08, 2012 at 11:57 AM | By Jenna Portnoy
    "As a party, we have to look forward to what our challenges are in the future," Christie said. "This election is over. So we have to look forward to the next challenges." As the party figures out how to attract Hispanics, women and young people, Republicans may look toward Christie as a frontrunner for the 2016 nomination. He leads a blue and diverse state, walks the walk on bipartisanship and could steer the party away from the far right.
  • Christie: I campaigned harder than anyone for Romney

    11/07/2012 5:34:38 PM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 148 replies
    New York Post ^ | 6:22 PM, November 7, 2012 | By DAVID K. LI
    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie -- Mitt Romney's surrogate-turned-President Obama fan -- bristled today at suggestions that his embrace of the Democratic incumbent cost Republicans the White House.... When asked what went wrong for Romney last night, Christie deadpanned: “He didn’t get enough votes.” “I’m not a pundit, I’m an office holder,” Christie said.
  • NJ Gov. Christie: Call from The Boss made me weep

    11/05/2012 6:40:12 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 110 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov. 5, 2012
    KEANSBURG, N.J. (AP) -- New Jersey's famously tough-talking governor finally got a hug from his longest-running unrequited love. Speaking Monday at a briefing on storm recovery. Gov. Chris Christie revealed he unexpectedly spoke with Bruce Springsteen earlier in the day.
  • Yeah, Christie Hurt

    11/05/2012 4:08:20 PM PST · by markomalley · 65 replies
    National Review ^ | 11/5/12 | Rich Lowry
    My understanding from checking around the last day or two–after emerging from a semi-news blackout last week–is that Christie’s robust embrace of President Obama did break through and help President Obama rebut part of Romney’s closing argument that he can work across the aisle better than the president. Yesterday, the New York Post ran an editorial begging Christie to make a strong show of support for Romney. That kind of show of support might have been particularly important to Romney (and convenient for Christie) in the Philadelphia suburbs. But now it’s too late.UPDATE: Jon Ward reports on Christie turning down...
  • FEMA orders two million meals for New Yorker starving after Sandy

    11/03/2012 11:36:04 AM PDT · by ruralvoter · 62 replies
    11/3/12 | James Smith
    The US Department of Homeland Security (DHS), through the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has placed a rush order of two million meals to be delivered to Floyd Bennett New York Harbor Parks, and Lakehurst New Jersey. The solicitation was placed at 2:30 pm EST on 2 November 2012, with a response time of no later than 8 pm on the same day. The solicitation was amended less than four hours later for providers to provide a quote of four million meals, preferably of the self-heating variety. The request is for self-heating Meals Ready to Eat (MRE) with a 13-month...
  • "Republican" governor tilts election in Obama's favor

    11/03/2012 10:08:31 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 33 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 11/3/2012 | Doug Book
    “(Obama) has been incredibly supportive and helpful to our state and not once did he bring up the election,” said an adoring Chris Christie of the president’s clearly selfless tour of New Jersey after hurricane Sandy. (1) Why of COURSE governor, politics couldn’t have been further from the mind of an individual who has campaigned literally each and every day since his inauguration in January of 2009. Prior to Governor Christie’s slobbering display of man-live before an obviously delighted battalion of media cameras, Rasmussen had Mitt Romney leading in the national tracking poll. Now, however, it is...
  • New Jersey an 'Apocalyptic Vision' Two Days After Obama Photo Op

    11/02/2012 11:14:05 PM PDT · by Evil Slayer · 150 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/2/12 | Michael Patrick Leahy
    Two days after President Obama flew into storm-ravaged New Jersey on Wednesday for a 90 minute photo op with Governor Christie, parts of the state have descended into what one local resident calls "an apocalyptic vision." On Friday, in an exclusive interview with Breitbart News, this New Jersey resident described the situation there: New Jersey right now is experiencing an apocalyptic vision. Gas lines are a mile long. Hundreds are standing in line with gas cans. Fights are breaking out. Police and national guard have been called out. I've not had power or taken a shower since Sunday. Pray for...
  • Women: Sen. Bob Menendez paid us for sex in the Dominican Republic

    10/31/2012 10:59:22 PM PDT · by whitey righty · 60 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 11/1/2012 | Matthew Boyle
    Two women from the Dominican Republic told The Daily Caller that Democratic New Jersey Sen. Bob Menendez paid them for sex earlier this year. In interviews, the two women said they met Menendez around Easter at Casa de Campo, an expensive 7,000 acre resort in the Dominican Republic. They claimed Menendez agreed to pay them $500 for sex acts, but in the end they each received only $100. Read more:

    10/31/2012 10:52:18 PM PDT · by Brown Deer · 110 replies
    The Other McCain ^ | October 31, 2012 | Robert Stacy McCain
    Dominican hookers, to be specific. This is what we’re hearing about the sex scandal involving a “powerful senator” in a headline being touted by Drudge, with a story by the Daily Caller promised late tonight. UPDATE: Shortly after the Drudge Report headline went up, my associate Ali Akbar got a tip that the story involved Sen. Menendez of New Jersey and at least one prostitute with whom he trysted on a taxpayer-funded trip to the Dominican Republic. Within one hour, Akbar had confirmed this with other sources, and we understand that numerous reporters in D.C. have heard similar reports. UPDATE...
  • N.J. officials plan to proceed with elections next week despite Sandy damage

    10/30/2012 2:42:43 PM PDT · by usafa92 · 22 replies ^ | 10/30/2012 |
    State officials are planning to move ahead with the scheduled elections next week, though they are bracing for some challenges in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.
  • Q-poll shows Romney 7 back in … New Jersey

    09/11/2012 8:42:40 AM PDT · by JerseyanExile · 27 replies
    Hot Air ^ | September 11, 2012 | Ed Morrisey
    Somehow, this doesn’t look like a convention bounce for Barack Obama, either. According to Quinnipiac’s first likely-voter look at New Jersey — a state Obama won in 2008 by fifteen points — Mitt Romney comes in only seven points back, with a narrow lead among independents [see update below]: President Barack Obama tops Gov. Mitt Romney, his Republican challenger, 51 – 44 percent among New Jersey likely voters, who say the president will do a better job on Medicare and health care while Romney will do a better job on the economy, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released today.This...
  • Chick-Fil-A - Appreciation Day in Paramus NJ[stunning footage of lines in a BLUE state Aug 1]

    08/02/2012 7:55:40 AM PDT · by scottjewell · 68 replies
    YouTube ^ | Aug 2 2012 | Citizens 4 Freedom
    [In the blue state of NJ, stunning footage of line at Chick-Fil-A on Aug 1] Chick-fil-A is a conservative company that stands for traditional marriage and operates on Biblical principles. They REFUSE to bow to political correctness from the media! We drove 40 miles to support Chick-Fil-A. We sat in traffic for over an hour on Route 17. When we entered the mall and saw Chick-Fil-A the line filled the floor. As we approached the line we realized it was a maze throughout the back of Chick-Fil-A. We stood 2 hours in line and met so many other supporters...
  • (vanity)We were there, Chick Fil-A Paramus, NJ

    08/02/2012 12:54:48 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 27 replies
    We were at the Chick Fil-A at the Paramus Park Mall in Paramus, NJ. The first time I ate at this place since the mall opened in 1974, and it was pretty darned good. I highly recommend the peach shake. What's noteworthy is this particular Chick fil-A is one of the few remaining original teneants at this mall. No media coverage, other than the local cable news. Considering how heavily democrat Bergen Cty is they had quite a turnout and everyone seemed in good spirits. And the crowd was quite a bit more, (I HATE this word) diverse than...
  • Chris Christie: New Jersey to be ‘Romney country’

    06/29/2012 3:42:21 AM PDT · by Dadofmany · 63 replies
    Politico ^ | 6/27/12 8:59 AM EDT | WILLIAM BERGSTROM |
    “going to be Mitt Romney Country,” New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie believes his state will support Mitt Romney’s bid for president as much as he does. Standing alongside the Republican presidential candidate, Christie told donors at a $50,000-a-plate fundraising dinner on Tuesday night in Woodbridge, N.J., that the state is “going to be Mitt Romney Country,” according to the Boston Herald. Read more:“They say that the best thing to be in politics is to be early and right, and New Jersey was early and right in picking Mitt Romney,” Christie said. “And we weren’t just right for our party;...
  • Lou Dobbs Won't Rule Out Senate Bid (New Jersey)

    11/17/2009 6:00:38 PM PST · by Libloather · 23 replies · 921+ views
    Dobbs Won't Rule Out Senate BidNovember 17, 2009 9:28 AM Former CNN pundit Lou Dobbs could be contemplating a run for public office in his native NJ, he told Bill O'Reilly 11/17. In Dobbs' first interview since abruptly leaving his television show last week, he refused to rule out the idea of running for Senate. "A lot of things are on my mind. I'm not going to be coy about this," Dobbs said, when asked if he was considering a bid. "I can guarantee you 100 percent -- I'm going to remain in the -- in the public arena. These...
  • Stay tuned for 'Sen. Dobbs'

    11/14/2009 4:35:33 AM PST · by RobinMasters · 30 replies · 1,143+ views
    NY Post ^ | November 13, 2009 | JENNIFER FERMINO
    Now that Lou Dobbs has hung up his microphone on CNN, the populist New Jersey resident could be a viable candidate for the Garden State's US Senate race in 2012, political experts said yesterday. The veteran anchor -- whose strong views on illegal immigration, health care and job creation propelled him to the top of the ratings at the cable network -- said yesterday he had been approached about getting into politics, but insisted he was still weighing his options. Should he choose to jump into the famously ferocious world of New Jersey politics, Dobbs -- who surprised his fans...