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Clio the Leo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 01:57 PM
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So this is the man they're begging to run, the one who can "beat Obama"?
So this is the man they're begging to run, the one who can "beat Obama"?


President Barack Obama is greeted by New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie in Newark, N.J. , as he travels to Paterson, N.J. , to view flood damage caused by Hurricane Irene, Sunday, Sept. 4, 2011.



A photo is worth a thousand words.



Speaking of which....


U.S. President Barack Obama gets a hug from a boy upon his arrival in Newark, New Jersey September 4, 2011. Obama was in New Jersey to tour damage caused by the rain-swollen Passaic River in the aftermath of Hurricane Irene.
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TwilightGardener Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 02:01 PM
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1. If they mean "wing eating contest", they may have a point.
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Brother Buzz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 02:10 PM
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6. You win
:thumbsup:
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Honeycombe8 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-06-11 02:13 PM
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50. LOL! LOL! Winner response, for sure! nt
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Deep13 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 02:01 PM
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2. Christie, Kasich, Walker, the rest of them...
...they're all monsters.
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MilesColtrane Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 02:02 PM
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3. Typo.
That's the man who can "eat Obama", probably in one sitting and with a tub of slaw on the side.
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Cirque du So-What Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 02:08 PM
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5. It's not often that a post triggers spontaneous regurgitation of my tasty beverage
but you succeeded in doing just that. Congratulations!
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Tarheel_Dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-06-11 04:19 PM
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52. ZOMG!
:spray:


:rofl:
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Raine1967 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 02:08 PM
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4. No one should beg this man to Run--
That's really cruel.

He should start with a light cardio walk on the treadmill, seriously.
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treestar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 03:01 PM
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13. You win this thread!
:rofl:
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Raine1967 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 03:49 PM
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29.  (hug) eom.
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msanthrope Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 06:13 PM
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37. I miss the DUzys..you won the thread. nt
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boppers Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-05-11 01:57 AM
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42. Snortwaffles!
You win one internets.
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Tarheel_Dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-06-11 04:20 PM
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53. This thread is full of 'em! Quit it you guys!
:rofl:
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livetohike Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 02:14 PM
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7. I remember Nixon and Kennedy on the debate stage. The visual
difference was astounding and not good for Nixon, so please run and win the GOP nomination. Which looks more fit to serve?
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Clio the Leo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 02:43 PM
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9. It's the one thing we all know, but no one in the press will talk about....
.... the candidates they have w/brains look like weirdos .....





.... and the ones who are attractive, are fruit cakes....






Eventually, SOMEONE has to, literally, stand toe to toe with this guy....

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gordianot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 03:30 PM
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26. Visuals count also ask yourself who you trust to nominate for a position on the Supreme Court.
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livetohike Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 06:40 PM
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39. President Obama has a smile that can melt Alaska
LOL :-).
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Beacool Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 02:41 PM
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8. What's your point, that an overweight man can't be president?
Is that the last form of discrimination that is accepted? I wouldn't want Christie as president because of his RW policies, but I couldn't care less about his weight.

x(
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MessiahRp Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 02:50 PM
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11. I was thinking the same thing. There's a million reasons to dislike Christie but 'weight' is stupid.
Not to mention intellectually lazy.

Rp
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sadbear Donating Member (799 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-05-11 05:39 PM
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48. Americans are a shallow lot, that's all.
It's not ok to discriminate against the obese, but it happens.
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karynnj Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-06-11 05:19 PM
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58. It backfired on Corzine - leading to a Christie win.
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movonne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 03:00 PM
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12. A bad image for america....have we ever had a fat president??
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treestar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 03:02 PM
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14. Taft
And it would be representative, given so many of us are fat.
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Bake Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-06-11 01:56 PM
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49. Taft, indeed.
That's exactly who I was thinking of. Christie looks like an updated Taft.

Bake
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kestrel91316 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 03:05 PM
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17. I think Grover Cleveland was so fat he got stuck in the bathtub......
IIRC.
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murielm99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 03:14 PM
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22. I forgot about him.
But he was only the second heaviest.

We don't need this. The right wing philosophy is bad, and the obesity only makes it worse.
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kestrel91316 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 03:18 PM
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24. I think Taft was as bad or worse. During the Gilded Age it was admired.
Now we know how unhealthy it is, and a sign of lack of impulse control or common sense in many people.

I just lately found myself a mere 11 lb over my ideal and decided to IMMEDIATELY take steps to stop the trend. This is basic. Fewer calories in, more calories burned by walking. I consider it a civic duty because I have no medical insurance and would likely burden the taxpayers if I developed and weight-related health issues.
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Beacool Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 03:16 PM
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23. That was Taft.
He weighed over 335 lbs.


"President-elect Wilson and President Taft standing side by side, laughing, at the White House, prior to Wilson's inauguration ceremonies, March 4, 1913."

:o
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Joe Bacon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-05-11 02:03 AM
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44. No it was Taft who got stuck in the tub...
http://www.classroomhelp.com/lessons/Presidents/taft.ht...

He weighed in at a hefty 332 pounds...
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murielm99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 03:10 PM
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19. Taft was obese.
He weighed more than 290 lbs, and was 5'11".

That picture reminds me of the political cartoons of Boss Tweed. Christie is ripe for caricature.

I don't want to make fun of him for his size, but I have every right to judge him. We have an obesity epidemic in this country. It is especially terrible for our children. Go into any school or summer camp and you will see it. Christie sets a poor example, and I will judge him for that.

For the record, I gained seventy pounds due to a thyroid condition and a doctor who would not listen to me for a long time. She was giving me a medication that had bad side effects, including weight gain. I have made a change and lost thirty-five pounds. It is slow, but I am sticking with it. I know what this feels like. He could do something about himself. If I can do it with the disadvantage of a medical problem, he has little excuse.

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Beacool Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 03:11 PM
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20. Bush was a bad image for America and he was of normal weight.
:shrug:
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CakeGrrl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 03:05 PM
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18. Tell it to the fashion mags who Photoshop a SIZE 0 model to look skinnier.
Never mind the recruiters going after anorexics.

That's society's message.
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Beacool Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 03:12 PM
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21. Society is sick, nothing new there.
:-(
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MissDeeds Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 03:33 PM
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28. Agreed
I'd rather we discuss the merits of Christie's policies than his girth. Discrimination is offensive. Still.

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Parker CA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 05:39 PM
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35. +1, and also the first thought that came into my mind when I saw this post. nt
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OswegoAtheist Donating Member (440 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-06-11 04:34 PM
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55. +1
Mocking someone for their weight is a low-blow, and totally unrelated to his (lack of) qualifications for the presidency.

Oswego "stick to his reprehensible political stances" Atheist
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Rageneau Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 02:49 PM
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10. Our Republican is skinnier than theris.
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CakeGrrl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 03:03 PM
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16. It's gonna be nice when Obama is officially the 2012 Dem nominee
and this "our Republican" bullshit 'equivalency' won't be tolerated.
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Dragonfli Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 04:16 PM
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31. You are right, It is far better that no one see the deception, how else could he get away with it?
I'd rather have a stealth Republican that looks good in a swimsuit than have truth any day, truth is so depressing and all.
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girl gone mad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 05:05 PM
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32. Censorship is the best.
Yes, StasiGrrl, we must eliminate the malcontents. Then we will be loved and admired!
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CakeGrrl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 05:43 PM
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36. Tell it to the Admins. In General Election mode, the Dem is supported here vs. the GOP
Edited on Sun Sep-04-11 05:47 PM by CakeGrrl
no matter how much some of you label a sitting Dem President as "the enemy".

And why is it that the most virulent anti-Obama posters are usually the ones who pop off with the personal name-calling? Stay classy!
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boppers Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-05-11 02:06 AM
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46. When somebody refuses to stop pissing in the pool, it's time to kick them out of the pool.
I eagerly await the pizza parties coming.
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Beacool Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-05-11 01:49 AM
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41. Oh yeah, let's suppress free speech.
How democratic, or is it spelled with a capital "D"?

:eyes:
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Skittles Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-07-11 12:13 AM
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66. they don't see the irony, Beacool
they are a bit dim
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TacticalPeek Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-06-11 11:46 PM
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65. Together they would make a perfect 10.



:smoke:

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kestrel91316 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 03:03 PM
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15. Dat man looks liek he neber met a cheezburger he din't liek.
Kittehs approve. Normal hoomans, not so much.
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TheWraith Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 03:20 PM
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25. You know who Christie reminds me of? Mark Penn.
A weasely little shit with a bad haircut, who thinks he's a hell of a lot smarter than he really is.
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jberryhill Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 03:33 PM
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27. Oh, he's fat? Good thing he's not a woman

Since it's okay to say stuff about fat men, I guess.
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mahina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 04:02 PM
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30. Because he's fat?
Come on! So what? His policies and his politics suck.

I don't care if he is too heavy.

Fat people are the last group that it is still PC to deride.
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boppers Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-05-11 02:02 AM
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43. Definitely not the last group.
Stoners.
Hippies.
Hipsters.
Goths.
Gansta's.
and finally:
Furries.
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girl gone mad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 05:07 PM
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33. Unrec for shallowness. n/t
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Tom Ripley Donating Member (418 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 05:28 PM
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34. The Great White Pear-Shaped Hope! (n/t)
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dionysus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 06:35 PM
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38. oh jesus, he even has the boss hog pants worn way up high...
:rofl:
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Tarheel_Dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-06-11 04:33 PM
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54. LOL....




:rofl:
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Phx_Dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 07:07 PM
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40. He looks like he might have a heart attack before he decides to run.
Excercise much? Oh yeah, I forgot he's the one who has a limo drive him a couple hundred feet on a football field. He should probably rethink that.
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Logical Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-05-11 02:04 AM
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45. Fat jokes on the DU, classy!
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Arkana Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-05-11 05:24 PM
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47. Christie is packing the weight back on, I see.
Too bad--didn't he lose it all at one point?
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Papagoose Donating Member (361 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-06-11 02:19 PM
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51. Mock the fat guy, it's okay.
On behalf of my fellow fat people, I can tell you we're used to it.

It's not like fat people have feelings or anything.

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golfguru Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-06-11 04:37 PM
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56. Sure, some are fat, some are crazy, one gave birth to a retard,
one has witchy eyes, some are cancer survivors....

Enough shallowness already!

Let us get back to creating jobs, tax fairness, foreign wars, environment,
....IOW issues which actually affect our everyday life.
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karynnj Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-06-11 05:17 PM
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57. His problem politically is that he is a bully, not that he is fat
Edited on Tue Sep-06-11 05:22 PM by karynnj
In fact, Corzine was hurt by an ad accusing Christie of "pushing his weight around" to avoid a ticket for driving the wrong way on a one way street and hitting someone. With different wording, it should have hurt the overbearing, "rules are not for me" bully.
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The Wizard Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-06-11 06:23 PM
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59. Corzine was the victim
of an anti incumbent wave and the Norcross/Adubato cartel that usually supports Democrats backed Christie because Corzine couldn't be bought. Christie has done their bidding, as they are in the charter school business. Christie's first priority was to go after public education and frame the teachers as thugs raiding the State treasury. He cut something like 600 million from public education. Much of this money is being used to fund charter schools.
Norcross also sells insurance to government entities. New Jersey also has a public option for teacher's health insurance that is working quite well. Norcross' personal stooge who he put in office is Senate president Sweeny who tried to get language into the public option law that would prevent any more teachers from exercising their public option. We are moving closer to corporate feudalism every day.
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karynnj Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-06-11 08:34 PM
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61. I live in NJ and was active as a volunteer in my town and county
Edited on Tue Sep-06-11 08:41 PM by karynnj
I know that there were many Democrats in my county that voted against Corzine because he did not give them a reason to vote for him or an explanation of why the property tax rebate for those making over $75,000. The sad thing is that about a year before, Corzine gave a very candid, frank answer to that - in terms of the choices he had because he had to balance the budget - and revenues fell drastically after 2008. Corzine explained that he gave every public school at least as much as the year before and he slightly expanded children's health care. To do that, he needed the millionaire's tax and the elimination of those rebates. This was at a Morris County Democrats open meeting. This was at the time the plan was being announced - and the 2 school board members from my town who were sitting near me were incredibly happy as they were bracing for far worse.

Instead, he ran a negative campaign - supposedly hoping to have the result low voter turn out overall. (Banking on the Democratic GOTV in the cities)

It was only after the election that Christie essentially declared war on the teachers and their unions. Christie was actually the "moderate" Republican in the primary vs Lonigan. Norcross has always been corrupt - and as you said very powerful and a supporter of Democrats.
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DCBob Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-06-11 06:28 PM
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60. The whale versus the dolphin!
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politicasista Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-06-11 08:45 PM
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62. Yikes! n/t
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angee_is_mad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-06-11 08:46 PM
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63. I'm a lil fluffy myself but
DAMN!!!! christie that ain't a good look. For real, for real!
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Skittles Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-06-11 11:27 PM
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64. we already have the results of style over substance
:thumbsdown:
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RetroLounge Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-07-11 12:26 AM
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67. Good to see that empty suits come in various sizes
There's a picture of 2 now.

RL
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QC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-07-11 09:26 AM
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68. This is awfully shallow, even for the Tiger Beat crew. n/t
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