January 6, 2014

It’s never too soon to begin the “inevitability” push

– Although I can think of pictures I’d rather get on a holiday card than a gloating sack of meatball sub, fresh off of giving out of state tuition prices to illegals that US citizens hoping to attend New Jersey universities don’t receive (their being a group that needn’t be pandered to, I suppose) preening with his family after pleasing enough east coast liberal Democrats and “pro-business” GOP crony capitalists to win a New Jersey governor’s race going away.

Like, for instance, snapshots of Chris Matthews colonoscopy, or maybe a puppy autopsy.

But in keeping with the spirit of the season, let’s at least be thankful Christie isn’t yet sending books of food stamps to out of state Democrat voters (and undocumented citizens, though I repeat myself) redeemable  “for two footlong hoagies and supersized fries at any New Jersey resort location.”

He’s probably saving that one until just before primary season, is my guess.

Maverick II:  This time he’s younger and a bit more stout than the last capitulating pleaser we were savvy enough to run for President.

(h/t newrouter)

Posted by Jeff G. @ 12:44pm
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Comments (98)

  1. i can’t vote for him

    i just can’t

    I don’t like his smug jersey trash attitude or the jersey trash way he talks to people

  2. Much like I’ve argued that the Democrat nomination won’t go to Hillary (the Professional Left core of the Democrat Party loathes and distrusts her), I’ll also go on my soapbox and say Christie doesn’t have a shot in the GOP, for similar if ideologically-opposite reasons…

  3. Christie will fizzle before we get to nominations.

    Hillary will flame out either this summer or next spring. Note to Hill: the bangs aren’t helping. You still look like an old bag.

  4. I don’t like his smug jersey trash attitude or the jersey trash way he talks to people

    Thank God he doesn’t have a smug California trash attitude, or write about people in a California trash way, eh, Happyfeet ?

  5. I don’t understand

  6. In the past I would have a short list of potential Republican presidential nominees I wouldn’t vote for.

    Now the list of potential Republican presidential nominees I would vote for is even shorter.

  7. Of course you don’t. Maybe you can find more clues in your nearest mirror?

  8. yeah maybe you can find your butt

  9. Not by using a mirror, but maybe it is only pikachus that see their own ass when they look in the mirror.

    Hey, be grateful you even have a reflection…

  10. i can’t vote for him
    i just can’t

    Not only will you, you’lll be here telling the rest of us that it’s the only thing we can do.

    You know it, we know it, you know that we know, and we know that you know we know.

  11. But Hillary has weasley Wesley power.

  12. No Mr. Ernst that was last time around.

    The stakes this time are not nearly as high. America is just a raped-out husk anymore, shuffling towards a demise that is certain to be as ignoble as it is inevitable.

    I don’t have any time energy or monies what I would care to invest in a quixotic effort to tip the scales away from some random-assed piece of shit like Hillary Clinton towards some random-assed piece of shit like Chris Christie.

    It’s just not my concern.

  13. - Carney, along with the entire Lefturd body politic never seem to be able to suss their own schitzoid policies. Eamples are legion but some stand out like million watt becons:

    - The Left cannot seem to discern the many ways that continuously subsidizing unemployment will insure continued unemployment but…..

    - They can readily see how continued military support in Iraq would not have any effect what-so-ever on the future strength and actions of Al Qaeda in that country.

    - Cognitive dissonance on display.

  14. i can’t vote for him

    i just can’t

    I don’t like his smug jersey trash attitude or the jersey trash way he talks to people

    I can’t and won’t vote for him either. But it’s because of his demonstrated lack of conservative principles, rather than the superficial and unserious reasons that you give.

    But I’m unhelpful that way.

  15. Speaking of trash.

    Anyway, one thing nomination Christie could do is accelerate the breakdown of the GOP. Which might or might not end up as a relevant event, I mean the fall of Hattusha was relevant to the Hittites.

  16. happyfeet says

    I don’t understand

    Don’t really have anything to add; just wanted to copy this so I could have it handy later.

    Okay, I lied — I do have something to add: the Yellow Menace “not understanding” our delight at his calling out somebody else for insufferable smugness is irony far more delicious than any of the boutique cupcakes he’s ever overpaid for. Probably more than all of them put together.

  17. Depends on what happens this November.

    If the Republicans split over a bunch of hi-profile primary fights (and the media will see to it that they do), and, nonetheless, win back the Senate while holding the House, we will be told by that same media that the Tea-Party is a spent force and the future of the party lies with moderates like Christie.

    If, on the other hand, the Republicans fail to take back the Senate, or even lose the House, twe will be told by that same media that anybody more conservative than Christie is a non-starter.

    And if by chance things stay the same, well, I’m sure Hugh Hewitt will tell us that that’s all to the benefit of Chris Christie and the Republicans.

  18. - In other news the Chargers continue to frustrate the Eastern political football block.

  19. Cupcakes are passé, Squid.

    Pie is the new black.

  20. If the Chargers go to the Super Bowl I expect to see signs of the apocalypse.

    If they win, I will know it has started.

  21. Dad will be thrilled though, cranky.

  22. Greetings from Salt Lake City, west of the Rockies, where it’s a balmy 32°F.

    This is why the Rocky Mountains, er, rock: protection from all y’all’s insane weather.

  23. I send you an inversion layer for reminding me that it is 8 here, di.

  24. It’s a balmy -13 here right now.

  25. I would be very pleased if the Chargers made it all the way.

    And, frankly, it’s about time for G-d to hit the reset button again.

  26. it’s 78 here right now and the wild parrots are squicker-squackering in a more self-satisfied tone than usual

  27. i’m only 79 degree away from burpbank

  28. Winter of 1988–89 I worked at a ski resort, and one day the high was –30°F at the base of the mountain. People did one or two runs and gave up, unless they had thermally correct face masks.

    That night it hit –40°F, which is also –40°C. I stepped outside onto my porch to experience it. The wind was utterly still, the air was utterly dry, and I barely felt it against my skin.

  29. 4 degrees warmer than Cranky-d here with some nice 30 mph breezes wafting gently through the snowdrifts.

  30. Depends on what happens this November.

    If the Republicans split over a bunch of hi-profile primary fights (and the media will see to it that they do), and, nonetheless, win back the Senate while holding the House, we will be told by that same media that the Tea-Party is a spent force and the future of the party lies with moderates like Christie.

    I could say the same if the GOP actually manages to gain control of the Senate – and their first order of business in 2015 does not involve filing Articles.

  31. Someone’s going to say it: “the House files Articles, not the Senate” — but the argument has always been that the House won’t as long as Dingy Harry runs the Senate. So there.

  32. Yeah – Brain cramp there (and it’s only 35 here in South Denver).

    The point was that, much like any other criminal proceedings, it only makes sense to press charges is if there’s a good probability of conviction on same (which won’t take place unless there’s a good house, er, Senate-cleaning…)

  33. @ -2 now -5 is the record(1942) hope we break it

  34. We are 33 F and dropping. Low might hit 23 F. Then it warms up tomorrow.

  35. 14.9°F here at The Freehold, and still dropping. Last forecast I saw said we’d hit 10° for a low, but that’s at the county airport, which is miles from here and is still above 17°.

  36. We’re supposed to get to -4 tonight and get up to a blistering 32F tomorrow afternoon. No school. Again.

    We’ve had our electric heat on for two days now trying to keep the pipes from freezing. Lake houses aren’t built for this kind of thing.

  37. How are the cats and the ladies holding up?

  38. GeoffB wrote: But Hillary has weasley Wesley power.

    And the old shrew also has wormy Wellesley power.

    _________________________________

    SIDENOTE: Happy New Year everyone!

  39. Happy New Year, Bob.

  40. -4 now we be breaking it

  41. How are the cats and the ladies holding up?

    The cats have long since mastered the cuddle puddle so they’re barely noticing; the ladies have throws and snuggies and cats with which to keep warm.

  42. 21 below this am, 45 below windchill; high of 7 below this afternoon, currently 9 below. Winds are supposed to die off by morning, so the kids will head back to school when the morning low will be around 5 below, with a forecast windchill of 7 below.

  43. -6 gaia broke it algore

  44. All y’all make me feel like I should be wearing shorts, with a record low of zero in these parts, it is a balmy 22 here.

  45. -Hey, Leigh.

    -We’re still at about 30 here in New England, but, apparently, by the time I get up in six hours, it will have dropped to 10-15. Looking forward to some nice black ice [I denounce myself as raaaaacist].

  46. -7 go grrl

  47. Well this is disturbing. The FBI has changed it’s stated primary mission from ‘law enforcement’ to ‘national security’.

    Seems to me that could signal a priority on political agenda rather than the law of the land. Besides, isn’t that the CIA’s job?

  48. No, the CIA’s job is to gather intelligence involving foreign powers (extranational). FBI is supposed to be the Federal law enforcement agency, tasked with investigating violations of federal law.

    “National Security” is supposed to be a combination of DoD and NSA.

    It would be like the LAPD declaring that they were no longer involved in law enforcement, but rather defending the borders of LA County.

  49. >“National Security” is supposed to be a combination of DoD and NSA. <

    oh cia is out in your statists world view? thanks for the info

  50. >It would be like the LAPD declaring that they were no longer involved in law enforcement, but rather defending the borders of LA County. <

    like slapphead only denser

  51. You want to know when I figured it was time to stick a fork in the American Expirement [stet], because it was fully baked? When Homeland Security’s “shield” started showing up next to the FBI’s on the we don’t take kindly to folks what copy other folks’s intellectual property ’round heeyarh! message on my DVDs.

  52. It would be like the LAPD declaring that they were no longer involved in prioritizing law enforcement, but rather defending the borders of LA County securing the city of Los Angeles.

    …but yeah.

    I mean, national security can be pretty ambiguous. As in, whatever the CIC says it is, if you get my drift. Kinda like the German SS in say, 1938…

  53. nr, CIA’s job isn’t to keep the country safe. It’s too provide information that’s actionable to the Departments/Agencies that have security responsibilities.

    In other words, intelligence may be central, but the agency itself is peripheral.

  54. I was working from the simple summery that the FBI was for domestic law enforcement and the CIA was for foreign affairs. But yeah, that is very imprecise, and I’ll accept Drumwasters correction no problem.

  55. >CIA’s job isn’t to keep the country safe.<

    up there with big edu for elimination

  56. Flailing away at my latest irritation yet again:

    Clearly, the fundamental theory behind global warming is sound[.]

    Other (in)famously sound theories include:

    Heliocentric universe
    phlostigen
    that shit light was supposed to move through, giving it it’s wave characteristic, (memory of high school physics fails me)
    medical “science” based on maintaining the correct balance of humours

    Good grief. No wonder Jeff’s ready to hang it up. Half the people on our side don’t know where our side is.

  57. >“National Security” is supposed to be a combination of DoD and NSA. <

    really it has nothing to do with the president? cull the effin' fed gov't herd. too many bureau a-holes.

  58. -8 victory !!11!!

  59. “I mean, national security can be pretty ambiguous.”

    Public good. Social Justice. Prosperity. Fairness. Energy conservation. Environmental protection. Lots of penumbras and emanations territory to build a new empire or two on.

  60. 30 F here. Thinking about hitting McDonald’s for a midnight burger.

  61. We have an In-N-Out now too. I could go there I guess.

  62. Seriously, who the fuck is Cooke trying to convince here? And what is it exactly that he seeks to convince them of?

    There’s nothing so unreasonable as a “reasonable man.”

    Fuck

  63. >, CIA’s job isn’t to keep the country safe.<

    ok give us the update on: the islam/muslim jihadis, the chinks, the norks, the doomsday shiites in iran, fat pig sunnis in saudi, et al, the putin

  64. >who the fuck is Cooke trying to convince here?<

    oh "reaching across the aisle" me i say eff you cooke you rino. destroy the lunatic left don't engage with kooks.

  65. Well if you were a tamed well slapped sucker wouldn’t you want to turn your grotesque impulse for gutless prostration into a kind of virtue? Most folks would rather be an open minded gentleman who goes the extra mile to be fair than some simpering beat down wreckage that won’t meet the enemy’s eyes for even a moment because it might bring down Mr. Hand and his knuckles on his pate. A rose by any other name smells as sweet, but you don’t see roses volunteering to go by “thorny stemmed shit-flower” just the same.

  66. cooke has a perfect set up to destroy these clowns. his response : oh pull some punches wouldn’t be fair don’t you know. screw these rino “go along to get a long” losers.

  67. cooke: “oh don’t destroy them i need them for my livelihood”

  68. Ernst, what he’s trying to convince us of is all in the title. “Weather is not Climate”

    What is left unexplained is; then why are they trying to scare us about climate change by saying it will cause extreme weather?

    My biggest retort to the whole lot of them is I wish the globe would warm back up. Lets get back to growing grapes in GREENLAND for crying out loud.

    There is also the stock question: Why is it that every problem the government identifies always has the solution of me giving government more money and power?

    It’s a head scratcher…

  69. You know, it occurs to me that the only honest debate in our body politic, i.e., a debate that’s actually about the subject matter, and not about something else* –at least insomuch as the pretext, subtext and context all align– is the debate over gun control.

    Interestingly, that’s the one debate we’re winning at the moment. Probably there’s a lesson in that.

    *that something else being ever more centralized power and control at the cost of individual liberty, dignity, etc.

  70. glenn beck is leading this charge to be “nice to our enemy”. i say fu beck. destroy these clowns. they have no soul or conscience. the zombies the lot.

  71. I think, as my last couple of comments should make clear, that he’s made the all too common mistake of treating the debate like it’s a real debate and not something else.

    e.g. I can see Mr. Cooke debating an Algore-colyte: Y’know, you’re theory is sound, but I really wish you’d stop trying to scare people into adopting your policy preferences. Then we could have an honest debate.

    Algore-colyte. Oh. You’re one of those sophisticated warming deniers. I bet some of your best friends happen to believe in climate change, don’t they?

  72. “Weather is not Climate”

    >: a region of the earth having specified climatic conditions the state of the air and atmosphere at a particular time and place : the temperature and other outside conditions (such as rain, cloudiness, etc.) at a particular time and place<

    weather and climate are part of history

  73. I don’t mind being nice to them in the real world –your benighted and confused liberal friends, neighbors and relations say. It’s being nice to their ideas that I have a real problem with.

  74. >I can see Mr. Cooke debating an Algore-colyte:<

    or dw vs dv a waste of time

  75. mr levin said no to kooks yesterday on cspan2. he listen to a few but said fu. life is short.

  76. To further expound, I agree that he’s trying to convince us that weather isn’t climate. But he’s also trying to convince them to dial back the apocalyptic rhetoric.

    And that’s because weather isn’t climate when it redounds to their advantage either.

    Except of course that Cooke is forgetting that it was never about weather or climate, but power and control.

    So why is he trying to persuade us to abide by a standard more appropriate to a Oxbridge debate, when what they want to have is an argument?

  77. Well, now that that’s off my chest, maybe I can get a good night’s sleep.

  78. ETHER!

    Also, there’s something in the water in Oregon. Had they not shown the photo or named the woman, I’d had suspected she-who-became-an-Internet-verb-on-this-blog.

  79. glenn beck is leading this charge to be “nice to our enemy”.

    The Left created this awful ruleset wherein the punishment for saying the wrong thing is to lose absolutely everything and then be considered radioactive for the rest of your life.

    Just as I won’t adopt the Left’s incoherent concept of language, I won’t enact their spiteful punishments on account of they don’t fit the crime.

    Nobody should be fired for saying stupid or vile things on the air, unless they’re shouting fire in a crowded theater or instigating violence.

    That said, I was not happy with Glenn’s approach to the MHP affair. The problem was that the comments revealed the set-in-stone, unquestioned caricature of conservatives as all-white racists who only use blacks as props. Mark Lamont Hill said as much (“It’s OK to question their motives” [for including all family members in a standard Christmas family photo]). Glenn, being on vacay from the news, missed all that.

  80. >maybe I can get a good night’s sleep<

    The Best of Chopin

  81. >Glenn, being on vacay from the news, missed all that<

    a media mogul missed it, i find that strange. dude ain't nr in whereisastan

  82. ” I don’t mind being nice to them in the real world –your benighted and confused liberal friends, neighbors and relations say. It’s being nice to their ideas that I have a real problem with.”

    I just get sick of the “OCD polish” one side and totally ignore the blood flecked jagged burs on the other side shtick. Picking nits in the eye of sinner A and ignoring beams in the eye of sinner B is NOT anything like objectivity or civility. It’s being a useless damned heckler is what it is.

  83. There is also the stock question: Why is it that every problem the government identifies always has the solution of me giving government more money and power? – See more at: http://proteinwisdom.com/?p=52386#comments

    Stock question – why do problems created by humans, that effect humans, take humans to solve? That’s a head scratcher.

    The Left created this awful ruleset wherein the punishment for saying the wrong thing is to lose absolutely everything and then be considered radioactive for the rest of your life. – See more at: http://proteinwisdom.com/?p=52386#comments

    I’m having trouble finding a lot of people who’ve been punished. Chik-fil-a? Nope. Rush? Nope. Duck Dynasty? Nope.

    I think at some point, these guys “accidentally let something slip” during an interview to push themselves up to the next level of stardom.

    ok give us the update on: the islam/muslim jihadis, the chinks, the norks, the doomsday shiites in iran, fat pig sunnis in saudi, et al, the putin – See more at: http://proteinwisdom.com/?p=52386#comments

    chinks? If that doesn’t win elections, I don’t know what will.

  84. “Stock question – why do problems created by humans, that effect humans, take humans to solve? That’s a head scratcher. ”

    Why does government get morphed into a synonym for humans?

    “I’m having trouble finding a lot of people who’ve been punished. Chik-fil-a? Nope. Rush? Nope. Duck Dynasty? Nope”

    I’m sure that somebody somewhere gives a shit what you have trouble finding when you want to.

    “chinks? If that doesn’t win elections, I don’t know what will.”

    Skim ’till offended.
    +
    Group multiple posts together and pretend that they come from the same person somehow.

    Usual steve bullshit.

  85. I’m having trouble finding a lot of people who’ve been punished. Chik-fil-a? Nope. Rush? Nope. Duck Dynasty? Nope.

    Yeah, just because they weren’t broken on the wheel, please ignore the continuing auto-de-fé.

  86. Well this is disturbing. The FBI has changed it’s stated primary mission from ‘law enforcement’ to ‘national security’.

    Seems to me that could signal a priority on political agenda rather than the law of the land. Besides, isn’t that the CIA’s job?

    Unless there is a perverted definition of “national security”, it is supposed to be the job of USNORTHCOM through the various Joint and Interagency Task Forces, the latter of which includes the various alphabet agencies.

  87. Funny how all the “solutions” his ilk prefer wind up creating more misery and suffering than the problems they ostensibly solved in the first place.

    Now that is a head scratcher.

    Unlike, say, the contradiction presented by mocking the notion that there’s a politically correct ruleset that punishes political incorrectness, right before invoking that very ruleset in the same comment .

    That’s merely expected

    –of a jackass.

  88. Stock question – why do problems created by humansthat arise naturally, that effect humans, take humansrequire the government to solve? That’s a head scratcher.

    Fixed.

  89. I’m more interested in the mindset that would allow anyone to conclude that human problems are even solvable.

    e.g. solve for crime

    poverty

    illness

  90. I’m having trouble finding a lot of people who’ve been punished. Chik-fil-a? Nope. Rush? Nope. Duck Dynasty? Nope.

    Tea Party groups applying for tax exempt status? Yup. Lawful gun owners? Yup. The baker and photographer turned into slaves by judicial fiat? Yup. The citizens of Utah? Yup. We’ll ignore the hundreds killed by Fast & Furious and the slaughter in Benghazi and the onrushing debt and the collapsing of the Constitution and the dictatorship currently running DC, just to keep things simple enough for you to understand…

    (Just because those three examples were popular enough to withstand the punishment attempts doesn’t mean the attempt wasn’t made, DV…)

  91. I’m having trouble finding a lot of people who’ve been punished.

    You would.

    Punishment doesn’t need to be of the Islamic variety, e.g., stoning, beheading, et alia. Since you progs are all closet Nazis, I’m sure it doesn’t bother you in the least that public speech is being ever more squelched.

    A little thought experiment for you would be to turn the vitriol that is heaped on the heterodox on yourself and imagine how you would feel to lose your business, to have your children threatened, to be audited, to have you bank accounts seized, your reputation trashed in the media, be fearful in your own home because some jackass tweeted out your home address, your children’s schools and a description of your vehicles and whether you have a beloved pet.

    See how you like being SWATted by those who would do you harm and frighten your family.

    Not fun, steve.

  92. I thought this thread over at Insty was interesting.

    Reynolds said:

    THIS SEEMS SENSIBLE: Scott Walker to tea partiers: Let’s focus on taking out Democrats, not our fellow Republicans. “Because a year from now things will be much different if Republicans hold the United States Senate.” Particularly where Supreme Court appointments are concerned.

    The commenters, for the most part, are having none of it.

  93. I will not be able to check the box for the Gentleman from New Jersey either.

    The FBI changing their mission statement is probably some upper level progressive bureaucrat’s idea of how to legally avoid investigating the IRS.

    Very nice to know now… and somebody needs to update “racist” in the dictionary to include: “anyone who desires smaller fiscally responsible government”.

  94. The FBI changing their mission statement is probably some upper level progressive bureaucrat’s idea of how to legally avoid investigating the IRS.

    Interesting point. If not the FBI (which is now devoted to National Security, apparently), then which federal law enforcement organization can investigate criminal misconduct at the IRS or any other federal (or state) agency?

  95. Maverick II: This time he’s younger and a bit more stout than the last capitulating pleaser we were savvy enough to run for President.

    Good news, everyone…

    Maverick I is onboard with Maverick II+

  96. Very nice to know now… and somebody needs to update “racist” in the dictionary to include: “anyone who desires smaller fiscally responsible government”

    Add “terrorist”, “hostage-taker” and “extremist” to those dictionary updates as well.

  97. “Stock question – why do problems created by humans, that effect humans, take humans to solve? That’s a head scratcher.”

    See, this is what I mean. This is so vapid, to actually address it seriously can do nothing but discredit my intelligence. Sorta like getting into a “did too!”, “did not!” screaming match with a small child. Contrary to being constructive, it just validates immaturity and diminishes everyone involved and many just bearing the misfortune of having inadvertently been in earshot during the whole sordid incident.

    Best all around to just busy oneself with other concerns, and hope the embarrassing boor does the same, preferably far away.

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