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Chris Christie

CPAC Opener has Standing O for Christie

March 6, 2014

That title itself tells me everything I need to know about the value of the “C” in CPAC these days.  They also had a standing ovation for Mitch McConnell, who needed props to elicit such a response (please donate to his primary challenger, Matt Bevin, and finally get Mitch to retire).  At least they saved [...]

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Chris Christie Deals with a “Roadblock”

January 8, 2014

It is clear that after his recent reelection, Establishment New Jersey Governor Chris Christie wants to be President.  He won’t win, but the GOP seems on their way to nominate him, especially since his recent pandering to illegals.  But there may be a roadblock to an easy GOP nomination — a literal roadblock. Here is [...]

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Christie Signs New Jersey’s DREAM Act

December 21, 2013

Chris Christie’s gearing up for 2016.  Since the Establishment GOP is likely planning to vote with Democrats next year on amnesty, New Jersey’s governor Chris Christie is getting with the program, signing a version of the DREAM Act (which is a misnomer, since there has been no “Act” passed by Congress, only some targeted regulations [...]

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A Poorer New Jersey

September 8, 2013

During the first four years of Governor Pop N’ Fresh Chris Christie New Jersey is still in the grips of the Great Recession.  The Garden State has a stagnant 8.6% unemployment (higher than the national faux-average of 7.3%), along with a staggering 24.7% poverty rate, the highest it has been in 52 years.  My county [...]

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Booker vs. Lonegan — The NJ Senate Race is Set!

August 14, 2013

Yesterday, New Jersey held special election primaries to select candidates to replace the deceased Frank Lautenberg as senator for the Garden State. The Democrats nominated Newark Mayor Cory Booker, while the Republicans nominated Steve Lonegan, former mayor of Bogota, NJ.  Both won decisively. However, the fix may already be in.  On top of the fact [...]

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Holt and Christie: Facepalm Inducing NJ Politicians

July 26, 2013

Full disclosure:  Rush Holt used to be my Congressman who I voted against three times; plus, I will not vote to reelect Chris Christie this Fall — he’s a big government, bloviating, Obama-hugging ass. That being said, Rush Holt has decided to run for Senate and may be going a little loopy, especially on the [...]

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NJ Senator Frank Lautenberg Dies

June 3, 2013

The last World War II veteran serving in the US Senate, Frank Lautenberg, passed away this morning at 89.  Lautenberg served from 1982-2000, then came out of retirement to replace the disgraced Bob “The Torch” Torrecelli on the Democrat ticket in 2002.  He’s been there ever since. Lautenberg was a self-made man who pushed typically [...]

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Not Sure About This Marco Rubio Fellow Anymore

June 1, 2013

The centripetal force of the statist-leaning ruling class in DC is enormous.  It gobbles up new, bright-eyed members all the time and spits out more of the same junk. Unfortunately, a once bright shining star in my eyes, Marco Rubio, has been caught up in it.  Nothing proves that more than how he’s become a [...]

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How Free is Your State?

March 29, 2013

So, how free is your state?  Here are the latest rankings from an expansive George Mason University study (pdf) based on personal freedoms, as well as both fiscal and regulatory policies in each state. The top five most free states are:  North Dakota, South Dakota, Tennessee, New Hampshire, and Oklahoma. Rounding out the bottom five [...]

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Cuomo’s New NY Gun Law Missed a Spot — Cops!

January 17, 2013

Apparently, no one seemed to have noticed a glaring problem with New York’s new slew of gun control laws before they passed it this week.  The part that limits magazines to hold only seven bullets failed to exempt police, whose 9mm magazine holds 15 bullets! Technically, if this isn’t fixed by March every cop in [...]

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Here Comes Sandy!

October 28, 2012

Hurricane Sandy is forecast to nail the Jersey Shore sometime tomorrow night.  As you can imagine, the supermarket shelves are bare, many stores are closed, and a general sense of excited panic has gripped the Garden State.  Governor Christie is on TV every few hours telling us to use common sense and not to be [...]

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RNC Speeches Day 1: Ann and Christie Have Arrived

August 29, 2012

After yesterday afternoon’s debacle on the RNC floor, I was feeling much less enthusiastic going into last night’s prime time RNC speeches.  I started watching around 7:30pm EDT only to see Reince Priebus, Establishment tool, trying to excite the crowd.  It wasn’t working beyond the token uttering of “Mitt Romney” which consistently elicited obligatory applause [...]

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Who’s In and Out at the Republican National Convention

August 14, 2012

Some new speakers have been named to the list of those speaking at the Republican National Convention in two weeks. Notable ins:  Chris Christie, who will  be giving the keynote address, and Marco Rubio, who will be introducing Mitt Romney on the final night.  Christie and Rubio are GOP superstars who undoubtedly will do a [...]

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Christie and Booker Have Some Fun

May 16, 2012

Governor Chris Christie and Newark Mayor Corey Booker decided to have a little bipartisan fun in the Garden State.  Everyone knows that Christie’s been hard at work dealing with Jersey’s many problems, but unless you’re from around here you may not know that Booker actually ran into a burning house to save a woman last [...]

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Christie to Veto Gay Marriage Bill

February 16, 2012

The NJ State legislature has passed a bill today which would legalize gay marriage in the Garden State.  However, Governor Christie has vowed to veto the measure on two grounds:  first, he’s opposed to the idea since NJ already has a civil union law which is effectively the same thing;  and also that Christie wants [...]

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Half-Staff for Houston

February 15, 2012

I have my issues with my governor from time to time, mostly on little details here and there.  But, for the most part Chris Christie is doing a fine job. However, I’m not with him on this one — he wants flags across New Jersey to fly at half-staff for Newark native, the late Whitney [...]

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Herman Cain Wins Florida Straw Poll — by a Lot!

September 25, 2011

What is one to make of Herman Cain’s 37% plurality in yesterday’s Florida straw poll?  Perry got about 15%, with Romney nearby at 14%, followed closely by Santorum at 11% with Bachmann at 1.5% under-performing even Jon Huntsman (if that’s even possible). Some in the GOP establishment have inferred that the Cain’s win was a [...]

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NJ Unions: “Adolf Christie” Poised for Destruction!

June 17, 2011

God, even the union shills I work with were embarrassed by this one: “Adolf” Christie?  Really? Are they serious?  Unfortunately, they are.  Some of the changes possibly coming to New Jersey state employees aren’t pretty compared to what we’re used to.  But, shouldn’t libs love the concept of “shared sacrifice” in tough economic times?  Sure, [...]

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Huckabee’s Gaffe May Sink 2012 Run

March 2, 2011

Potential 2012 GOP Presidential candidate Mike Huckabee repeatedly told the Steve Malzberg Show audience that Obama grew up in Kenya, rather than Indonesia, but went further by creating a narrative about an anti-British sentiment Obama demonstrates as a result (fyi: Indonesia was under Dutch not British control). Gaffe?  Sure.  Bad gaffe?  Potentially.  In fact, I’m [...]

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James O’Keefe Exposes the NJEA

October 27, 2010

James O’Keefe’s organization, Project Veritas, which promotes “modern day muckrakers,” has a scathing series of videos highlighting the cavalier attitude as well as the abuse and fraud with which the NJEA (the state-level teachers union) has been involved.  Remember, O’Keefe was involved in exposing ACORN’s mischief last year. As a teacher I’m embarrassed by all [...]

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New Push for Education Reform in Jersey

September 29, 2010

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie is turning his focus once again to the New Jersey education system (which is, by the way, already one of the best in the nation).  Instead of his attack on the teacher’s unions, he’s taking aim at the way New Jersey funds teacher pay in the Garden State.  It’s all [...]

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Union Dribble at Dinner

September 2, 2010

Like many in the public sector, I belong to a union — four of them in fact, including the noxious NEA.  So, I had the opportunity to attend a dinner sponsored by my most local union this evening (why not, I’m paying nearly $1,200 a year to subsidize this dinosaur!) and heard a member of [...]

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Chris Christie Gets It on the Unions

June 11, 2010

A few weeks ago I uncovered the truth behind the NJEA rally which took place on May 22 against the proposed budget cuts Chris Christie has suggested to the New Jersey State Legislature.  It wasn’t an NJEA rally alone — every Marxist, socialist, statist organization/union in the state converged to demand the goodies they were [...]

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Guess Who’s Marching in Trenton!

May 22, 2010

Today, May 22, was selected as the day on which the New Jersey Education Association planned to have a rally in Trenton to show Chris Christie how upset they are about the proposed pension changes.  I, of course, as a reluctant member of that increasingly pointless union was cordially invited — they were even providing [...]

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Millionaire Tax Passes NJ Legislature

May 20, 2010

The New Jersey State Legislature has passed a “Millionaire’s Tax” which should redistribute $637 million from the wealthiest 16,000 New Jerseyans to about 600,000 people in some kind of state-identified need.  If I were a real estate dealer in Pennsylvania, I’d be salivating right about now — bring us your tired, not-so-poor huddled masses yearning [...]

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Chris Christie Gets “Confrontational” and Scores Big

May 15, 2010

Every intellectually honest person in America realizes that there is a left-leaning (or sometimes straight-up leftist) bias in our news media when taken as a whole.  Rarely, though, does a high profile Republican take the media to task the way the “confrontational” (or, perhaps, “honest and refreshing”) New Jersey Governor Chris Christie did in a [...]

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Axis of Right Radio, Show #5, 4/19/2010

April 19, 2010

Episode #5 of Axis of Right Radio is now available. In this episode, Mike, Ryan, and Sal Obama’s new obsession with ridding the world (or at least the United States) of nukes and his neutering of America’s ability to defend itself; our new stance towards Israel, “balancing” our relationship with Israel against other interests; Gov. [...]

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Note to Self: Don’t Put Jokes Wishing for the Death of My Governor in Official Memos

April 10, 2010

I think the title says it all. In New Jersey, the Bergen County Education Association President Joseph Coppola passed this joke along in an official email to some 17,000 members: “Dear lord, this year you have taken away my favorite actor, Patrick Swayze, my favorite actress, Farrah Fawcett, my favorite singer, Michael Jackson, and my [...]

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NJ Transit: Going Nowhere Fast

March 6, 2010

Governor Chris Christie inherited a huge mess in New Jersey when he took office about six weeks ago.  Since then he’s taken an approach which has dealt with cutting large state expenditures in order to try to deal with the state’s $2.2 billion budget deficit.  His first offensive was against the pension system (which I [...]

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Rush Likes NJ Governor Chris Christie

February 17, 2010

I don’t always get a chance to listen to Rush, but last Friday Rush said the following: Chris Christie, New Jersey governor, has frozen spending. The state’s budget is in shambles. He has sliced into the school surpluses, the New Jersey transit subsidies. The Democrats are furious. They’re furious because he’s doing exactly what he [...]

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