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Fri Jan 25, 2013, 12:12 PM

N.J. Mayor Cory Booker Helps Rescue Freezing Dog

Source: ABC News

While out working on a story in freezing New Jersey, a reporter and camera crew from New York station WABC-TV noticed a dog left out in the cold.

Hours later, when they passed by again and saw that the dog was still outside, they decided to take the issue to Twitter, and the mayor.

Reporter Toni Yates tweeted N.J. Mayor Cory Booker and WABC. In the tweet, she applauded Newark for its heat help, but added, “Make pet owners get their dogs out of the cold.”

In another tweet, she wrote that she asked the block captain to “do something, call someone,” but doubted he would.

Read more: http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2013/01/n-j-mayor-cory-booker-helps-rescue-freezing-dog/

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Reply N.J. Mayor Cory Booker Helps Rescue Freezing Dog (Original post)
Freddie Stubbs Jan 2013 OP
MADem Jan 2013 #1
Liberalynn Jan 2013 #3
Liberal_in_LA Jan 2013 #16
Beacool Jan 2013 #2
derby378 Jan 2013 #4
SCVDem Jan 2013 #5
Ian Iam Jan 2013 #6
Hassin Bin Sober Jan 2013 #20
matt819 Jan 2013 #7
goclark Jan 2013 #8
EC Jan 2013 #9
coldbeer Jan 2013 #10
msanthrope Jan 2013 #12
Cha Jan 2013 #17
msongs Jan 2013 #11
MADem Jan 2013 #25
cosmicone Jan 2013 #13
The Stranger Jan 2013 #14
DeSwiss Jan 2013 #15
Shankapotomus Jan 2013 #18
groundloop Jan 2013 #19
Shankapotomus Jan 2013 #22
MADem Jan 2013 #23
MADem Jan 2013 #24
sandyshoes17 Jan 2013 #26
Shankapotomus Jan 2013 #27
Renew Deal Jan 2013 #21
samsingh Jan 2013 #28
4_TN_TITANS Jan 2013 #29

Response to Freddie Stubbs (Original post)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 12:17 PM

1. He's like frigging Superman or something--love this guy!!!!!!

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Response to MADem (Reply #1)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 12:25 PM

3. Any one who helps out a canine in need is Aces in my book

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Response to MADem (Reply #1)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 02:42 PM

16. yay!!!

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Response to Freddie Stubbs (Original post)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 12:20 PM

2. I saw that last night in our local news.

Apparently the owners didn't know that she had gotten out (they were moving or something like that). She's a new mom, but luckily her puppies didn't get out.

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Response to Freddie Stubbs (Original post)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 12:33 PM

4. Good work, Mayor Booker. Good work.

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Response to Freddie Stubbs (Original post)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 12:35 PM

5. Government in the public interest.

Betcha Bill Maher says something tonight.

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Response to Freddie Stubbs (Original post)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 12:48 PM

6. I can see the future easily

 

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Response to Ian Iam (Reply #6)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 03:10 PM

20. ohhh me likey

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Response to Freddie Stubbs (Original post)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 12:52 PM

7. I'm beginning to think that the TV show Arrow. . .

is based on Cory Booker, not a Marvel comic.

Somebody should follow him around to see if he carries a bow and arrow and wears a hood.

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Response to Freddie Stubbs (Original post)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 01:00 PM

8. Brginning to like him more and more!

Didn't he do something like live in a Low Rent Apt. in order to see what life must be like for those in need?

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Response to Freddie Stubbs (Original post)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 01:29 PM

9. It's like

if you're in Newark and see a problem "Who You Gonna Call?" Why Mayor Booker of course, just Tweet and he'll be there.

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Response to Freddie Stubbs (Original post)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 01:42 PM

10. espionage vs counter espionage .... smells like bull puckey

Booker the fire fighter. Quite likely this is not encouraged
for 2nd responders. Heroic yes! Smart, thats questionable.
Now it boils down to a little doggie? (Remember Nixon's
doggie) This stuff can be harmful.

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Response to coldbeer (Reply #10)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 01:46 PM

12. Your concern is noted. Please feel free to share more of your concerns, and enjoy your stay. nt

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Response to coldbeer (Reply #10)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 02:44 PM

17. That's ridiculous.. sometimes rescuing a dog out of the damn cold is

just that.

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Response to Freddie Stubbs (Original post)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 01:44 PM

11. good thing there was a camera there.......so the incident could be heavily documented nt

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Response to msongs (Reply #11)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 04:12 PM

25. If you read the article, the camera crew called HIM after seeing the dog left out for hours.

The reporter tweeted the mayor and told him to tell people to take their pets in--so he obliged.

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Response to Freddie Stubbs (Original post)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 02:03 PM

13. Corey Booker must be running for Superman. n/t

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Response to Freddie Stubbs (Original post)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 02:04 PM

14. I love Cory Booker as well.

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Response to Freddie Stubbs (Original post)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 02:38 PM

15. SuperCory!!!



- K&R

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Response to Freddie Stubbs (Original post)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 03:01 PM

18. Alright, that's it! I'm calling BS on this guy!

Come on?! Are we this gullible that we are going to fall for this Arnold Schwarzenegger, super-hero, BS every time??? Once, I can see. But how many times has Booker been in the news for rescuing people?

Why does the mayor of a city need to personally rescue dogs and pull people out of burning buildings? Doesn't he know how to designate work and community responsibilities?

I smell political theater. I know people here will disagree with me but Booker is on my watch list for poorly executed demagoguery. This is really getting to be too unbelievable.

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Response to Shankapotomus (Reply #18)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 03:09 PM

19. I was kind of thinking along the same lines......

What's telling, I think, is that there was a police officer at the scene with a patrol car (who very well could have gotten the dog himself if directed to), AND there just happened to be someone with a video camera there as well. We could be wrong in reaching this conclusion, but I just have a feeling we're not.

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Response to groundloop (Reply #19)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 03:16 PM

22. Yea, the video, with perfect lighting was just

the last straw for me with Booker. I had suspected political theater of him awhile ago but kept my mouth shut because, well, I wanted to give him the benefit of the doubt (to an extent I still do). But this is getting too much. I'm from New Jersey and I'm well aware of the typical lugheads we have here and Booker is setting off alarms for me. I mean, where is the kind of intelligent and nuanced political commentary and thought from him you expect to see from a great democratic politician? Instead we see cheap and dumbed down physical acts of heroism. Something's not right.

Then again, I'll probably feel like crap tomorrow for doubting his motives.

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Response to Shankapotomus (Reply #22)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 03:53 PM

23. The guys on the camera crew tweeted the mayor and asked him to help.

That's why the camera crew was there with their perfect lighting. They went by the dog twice and saw he was still outside.

The mayor stepped in to help and took the opportunity to use it as a teaching moment.

I think he's a good dude.

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Response to groundloop (Reply #19)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 04:11 PM

24. If you read the link, you will see that you are wrong in your conclusion.

While out working on a story in freezing New Jersey, a reporter and camera crew from New York station WABC-TV noticed a dog left out in the cold.
Hours later, when they passed by again and saw that the dog was still outside, they decided to take the issue to Twitter, and the mayor.
Reporter Toni Yates tweeted N.J. Mayor Cory Booker and WABC. In the tweet, she applauded Newark for its heat help, but added, “Make pet owners get their dogs out of the cold.”
In another tweet, she wrote that she asked the block captain to “do something, call someone,” but doubted he would.
People began re-tweeting the messages, and soon enough the mayor was on the scene with the shivering dog.


He used it as a "teachable moment." It got on WABC because the camera crew was from there.

To me, that's a thoughtful guy.

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Response to Shankapotomus (Reply #18)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 04:43 PM

26. i'm with you OGR

I'm sorry. i've been watching this guy for years, I live in NJ. He is constantly posing. He had the reality show Brick City and the media constantly shows his acts of bravery. It seems too premeditated. He is bought by big money and very ambitious. I don't know what to think of him. I want to like him, but it's hard. I think he is pure propaganda they are trying to sell us.

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Response to sandyshoes17 (Reply #26)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 05:15 PM

27. I think the truth is

is he's not that bright. He thinks he's getting himself to Washington with this act but it's slowly discrediting his legitimacy bit by bit. People are smarter than this in the big bad world. We need intelligent democratic politicians, not action heros. I think he doesn't know how to play the academically smart politician, as seen by his mistake of expressing a counter view on national tv against the president during the election campaign, and so he sticks with the action figure formula. He's got to change that and bring some brains to the table.

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Response to Freddie Stubbs (Original post)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 03:12 PM

21. Booker cracks me up

Nice story...

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Response to Freddie Stubbs (Original post)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 05:46 PM

28. kick

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Response to Freddie Stubbs (Original post)

Sat Jan 26, 2013, 07:38 AM

29. Frankly, I don't care what his motivations are.

A freezing mother was rescued, and the opportunity was taken advantage of to remind people to keep their pets warm. Remember, there were pups depending on mom's safe return.

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