Gov. Christie´s celebrity star keeps rising higher. Three days after he did a not-half-bad bit on Saturday Night Live´s "Weekend Update," it emerged that Christie has landed a spot on Barbara Walters´ list of the "10 Most Fascinating People" of 2012. Walters went to the State House in Trenton on Tuesday to interview the governor and his wife, Mary Pat, for the 90-minute ABC special, to air Dec. 12. The news that Christie made Walters´ cut came on the same day the New York Times reported he has been busy trying to heal a rift
WOW! The fat sss Gov of NJ is obviosly able to rise above it all, whatever it all is. So Barbara Wawa thinks he´s a half dozen things, certainly not enough to get around his belly. GO FOR IT BIG BOY; BUT WHERE I´M FROM , JCNJ, WE GROW UP TO BE BIG MEN.
I´m reminded of the Austin Powers movie - I forget which of the three it was - when austin´s spy girlfriend is assigned the task of placing a tracking device on Fat Bast*rd´s body, and to do that (the assignment came from Michael York) the spy girlfriend goes to bed with Fat Bast*rd and plants the device, during coitus. And when Austin Powers finds out, he says to her, "How could you do it??" And the girlfriend responds that it was her assignment, to do it by any means necessary. And Austin Powers then says, with a puzzled look on his face, "No! Really! How could you DO it??"
It´s finally time for the Miami Beach High School´s, Class of 1947, Head Pom Pom Girl to call it a career, move to Boca and spend some quality time with the grandkids...All in favor, signify by raising your right hand!
It´s like a parent rewarding a child for what is considered *good* behavior. Christie craves the media attention, and Babwa is willing to dole it out---as long as El Gordo has come around and sees the light. Pubbie pols should turn the tables on the *media* instead, and refuse to grant interviews unless the *media* has proven to be objective.
Another Republican sells his soul for a mess of pottage. He should ask McCain how fast the press can turn on you if you are a Republican. Of course, if he becomes the Democrat he is in his heart, the press will no longer be interested in him. There are lots of Democrats they like better.
I don´t care if the media wraps him up and puts a pretty bow on his head, I will not vote for Christie because I can´t TRUST him.
Also, I am also more than troubled by the autopsies done by Gov. Romney´s "supporters" after the election. If you have constructive criticism, give it privately. We don´t have to gleefully eat our own. Another thing, can we please stop the electioneering already! Good grief, this is like the widow eyeing her next victim at her husband´s funeral. Give it a rest. Sorry about the off topic rant.
I´m with #25. What a beacon of light in a dark world Allen West is. Shame on Little Debbie SnackCakes and the pubbies who scrooooed him out of his district and the ignorant vote counters who can´t/won´t count the ballots correctly.
This is another indication that Baba Wawa is way past her sell by date. Are you sure she´s not just stuffed and parked on that couch every day?
Christie is just another suck-up RINO with dreams of being the republican whom the media will love through the 2016 campaign. When campaigning gets going in earnest he´ll get McCained and thrown under the bus. On the plus side, the back wheels of the bus won´t be able to move over his fat carcass.
Christie did a good job on his first budget. That´s about all I will say for him. For Walters, I have never understood why anyone is impressed by her. She has never broken a big story. She has a speech impediment. She doesn´t do in depth interviews (asking celebrities which TREE they would be doesn´t count). She is to blame for every atrocity on that noisome The View.
Isn´t this really what our RINOs all crave...to be thought of as "fascinating" and invited to hang with the cool kids? The right parties. The right TV shows. The suckup editorials and articles in the most read newspapers and magazines. And boy do they know it. Once they see that they´ve hooked the big tuna, they start reeling him in.
#9 nailed it Big Time! The Dems think they´ve chosen our next candidate!
I saw the coverage of Christie and the little girl in the pic. I also saw him with Obie and another lady in tears. BOTH TIMES he looked and saw that a camera was focused in on him and he immediately took the girl/woman by the shoulders, got real close and looked really concerned and cared as if his life depended on it. Blech and Ptschaw!
You want optics? He´ll do optics - just get a wide angled lense. (I know, I shouldn´t have gone there. I´m just so damned dissapointed in him after seeing him stand up to the teachers union.) He´s done/fork etc.
Chris is great fun, able to be articulate and seemingly plain talking...as he tells the truth and solves problems He gives off a sense of rare honesty not found in the privileged electeds. BUT, he HAS to stick to business. Watching him arm in arm with the ragig dictator was a sickening experience. Chris, thinking he is now a full fledged celebrity, will no longer be an effective manager.
Christie lands(with a loud thud)a spot on Baba Wawa´s "Most Fatcinating" list. Boy these liberal and RINO (yes I know that sounds redundant) weenies make it to easy. Next thing you know the blockheaded governor of Gnu Joiseey will be on "The View". When that happens they will need to bring out a couch just for him.
The "Piano Man" who became one of the world´s best-selling artists of all time with such hits as "Just the Way You Are," "Uptown Girl" and "Allentown" is being awarded the nation´s highest honor Sunday for influencing American culture through the arts. Billy Joel joins Carlos Santana, Herbie Hancock, opera star Martina Arroyo and actress Shirley MacLaine in receiving the Kennedy Center Honors. All of them have been playing music, dancing or singing since they were children -- and have never stopped. Joel said the honor stands apart from his six Grammys. "This is different. It´s our nation´s capital," he
Couples should not have children if their relationship is not stable enough to merit getting married, a senior High Court judge said yesterday. Sir Paul Coleridge said those couples whose relationship was stable enough to cope with the rigours of child rearing should marry. But the judge, who is retiring from the bench next year after decades as a family lawyer and judge, said those who did not feel ready for children should not have them. He said couples had no right to have children, “you only have responsibilities if you have them”. Sir Paul criticised warring parents’ obsessions with
Thursday’s sad passing of world civil rights icon Nelson Mandela was a frequent topic of discussion at Friday’s White House daily briefing, as several reporters asked Press Secretary Jay Carney to elaborate on Mandela’s influence, and on details surrounding his funeral. CNN Chief White House Correspondent Jim Acosta asked about “this great impact” that Mandela had on the President, while repeatedly stressing that President Obama had only met Mandela once. Acosta began with a personal observation, telling Carney that “it just sort of struck me that the President talked about this great impact that he had on his life, but
As an unrelenting wintry storm threatens to choke the Mid-Atlantic into Sunday evening, intrepid NFL players duked it out in Philadelphia amid white-out conditions. The potent system battered the South and Midwest in recent days and now, as it creeps East, it has the Eagles and visiting Detroit Lions both battling major snow. While the blizzard has professional athletes struggling to stay ahead of the weather, a mix of freezing rain, sleet and snow is delivering a sloppy smorgasbord from the Mid-Atlantic through southeastern Pennsylvania and northern New Jersey.
The two drugs have been declared equivalently miraculous. Tested side by side in six major trials, both prevent blindness in a common old-age affliction. Biologically, they are cousins. They’re even made by the same company. But one holds a clear price advantage. Avastin costs about $50 per injection. Lucentis costs about $2,000 per injection. Doctors choose the more expensive drug more than half a million times every year, a choice that costs the Medicare program, the largest single customer, an extra $1 billion or more annually. Spending that much may make little sense for a country burdened by ever- rising health
LAGUNA NIGUEL, Calif.— An Olympic gold medal won by Jesse Owens at the 1936 Berlin Games has sold for a record $1.4 million in an online auction. SCP Auctions said Pittsburgh Penguins co-owner Ron Burkle paid $1,466,574, the highest price for a piece of Olympic memorabilia. The online auction ended Sunday. "We just hope that it´s purchased by an institution where the public could have access to it, a museum or something like that," Owens´ daughter, Marlene Owens Rankin of Chicago, told The Associated Press before the sale. The auction house said Burkle, who also owns William Faulkner´s Nobel Prize
The State Department on Friday defended its decision to commission a $1 million sculpture for the American embassy in London just days before the partial government shutdown in October. The department awarded the contract for the granite sculpture to Sean Scully, an Irish-born American artist, as part of its Art in Embassies program, which curates exhibitions for American embassy and consulate facilities. "Like much of the art purchased by this program, this piece was purchased under the market price after considerable negotiation with both the artist and the gallery. This is an important part of our diplomatic presence overseas," spokeswoman
The question all week long was this: Who are you going to believe, an illegal alien or the president of the United States of America? Obviously, if it’s a president who once went by an alias, Barry Soetoro, you go with Uncle Omar, 100 percent, no questions asked. And so it was that the White House finally admitted to another, uh, misstatement — despite previous denials, Barack/Barry did sleep on his beloved Uncle Omar’s couch in Cambridge when he first moved here to attend Harvard Law School (speaking of which, we’re still waiting to see the president’s grades and his LSAT scores). But the
More young men in California rise in pitch at the end of their sentences when talking, new research shows. This process is known as "uptalk" or "valleygirl speak" and has in the past been associated with young females, typically from California or Australia.But now a team says that this way of speaking is becoming more frequent among men.The findings were presented at the Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America in California. "We found use of uptalk in all of our speakers, despite their diverse backgrounds in socioeconomic status, ethnicity, bilingualism and gender," said Amanda Ritchart, a linguist at the University of
How do you get your arms around the catastrophe known as Obamacare? Is it even possible? At this point, I’m not sure it is. The list of individual disasters which threaten to ruin one-sixth of the U.S. economy and what has been, up until now, the best healthcare system in the world is exhaustive, and exhausting. The examples I will identify here barely scratch the surface. First but by no means foremost, we have the supposedly new and improved HealthCare.gov. Except it’s not, even the visible part. Stories still abound of people still failing to get in or to get through the enrollment
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The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has announced a new five-year strategic plan to improve safety for elderly drivers and passengers. Although they are statistically among the safest on the road, the number of older drivers is increasing dramatically — and with it, that group´s numbers of injuries and deaths. Since 2003, the population of older adults, defined as age 65 and older, has increased by 20% and the number of licensed older drivers increased by 21% to 35 million in 2012, according to NHTSA. Last year, NHTSA reported that 5,560 people older than 65 died and 214,000 were injured
The most curious thing of all about the November jobs report released on Friday was the huge drop in the unemployment rate — and the fact that the Labor Department chose not to disclose that the data going into that figure are under investigation for falsification. On Nov. 19, I broke the news in my column that the Census Bureau, which collects data that goes into the jobless rate on behalf of Labor, had caught one of its enumerators fabricating interviews in 2010. The culprit said back then (and to me during an interview) that he was told to do so by
7. On the U.S. war with Iraq: “If there is a country that has committed unspeakable atrocities in the world, it is the United States of America. They don’t care for human beings.” Via cbsnews.com 6. On Israel: “Israel should withdraw from all the areas which it won from the Arabs in 1967, and in particular Israel should withdraw completely from the Golan Heights, from south Lebanon and from the West Bank.” Via jweekly.com 5. On the U.S. war with Iraq: “All that (Mr. Bush) wants is Iraqi oil.” Via cbsnews.com 4. Mandela on Castro and the Cuban revolution: “From its earliest days, the Cuban Revolution has also been a