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sasha031 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 09:28 AM
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Gov. Chris Christie Tells Reporters To ‘Take The Bat’ To 76-Year Old Widow Legislator
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R), who has virtually declared war on the state’s labor unions, is known for having an antagonizing style of politics, with some of his most infamous moments including telling a teacher to quit when she talked about how his politicking was hurting the reputation of educators in the state.

Christie’s latest foray into bullying rhetoric came yesterday, where he asked a group of reporters to “take the bat out” on a 76-year old female legislator Sen. Loretta Weinberg (D) because she has the temerity to collect a pension in addition to her part-time salary as a legislator:

Governor Christie told reporters Wednesday to “take the bat” to 76-year-old Sen. Loretta Weinberg for collecting a taxpayer-funded pension while making $49,000 a year as a legislator. <...>

“I mean, can you guys please take the bat out on her for once?” Christie said to a crowd of reporters at a State House news conference. “Here’s a woman who knows she did it, yet she comes to you and is pining … ‘Oh! My goodness! How awful this is! What a double standard!’ But she’s the queen of double standard.”
http://thinkprogress.org/2011/04/14/chris-christie-take...
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niyad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 09:30 AM
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1. I wonder how he would be acting if someone suggested doing the same to him. I wonder how fast that
person would be in jail.
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sasha031 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 09:34 AM
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8. when elected officials make statements like this, very creepy
what is also amazing that the media happens to be madly in love with this thug.

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MaeScott Donating Member (295 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 09:31 AM
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2. Typical repug behaviors. nt
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SoCalDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 09:31 AM
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3. WTF!.. pensions are EARNED..not handed out like Halloween candy
Edited on Thu Apr-14-11 09:31 AM by SoCalDem
That lady obviously worked in a job that earned her that pension, and once retired, she surely had every right to seek a legislative job..

republicans are such asses :grr:
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madrchsod Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 09:33 AM
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5. i`m sure no republican would never do such a thing.....
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kestrel91316 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 10:18 AM
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19. You can't "earn" a pension by actually WORKING, silly. You have to
"earn" it by showing how well you can fleece investors.
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CBGLuthier Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 09:32 AM
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4. He will make a great presidential candidate
I so look forward to it. I really do.
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notadmblnd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 09:33 AM
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6. what an ass
What she is doing is nothing different than hundreds of thousands of others are doing, including politicians like himself. She worked for that pension, she earned it and it belongs to her.


I'm still a couple of years away from my pension. However, when I do get it, I will still have to work. Am I supposed to decline what I worked for nearly 30 years to earn? Will Chris Christie decline any governors pension when he's no longer in office and has moved on to lobbying for some huge corporation?
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wilt the stilt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 09:33 AM
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7. This fat boy always acts like a tough guy
I guarantee as a fatty he was picked on and beat up many times. Now he is acting like a tough guy. I bet if you would punch him in the nose he would be crying like a baby.
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geardaddy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 09:38 AM
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9. +1
What a twunt.
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Johonny Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 10:12 AM
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17. big man, pig man
ha ha, charade you are
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Initech Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 09:38 AM
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10. How do these freaks get elected???
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SoCalDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 10:28 AM
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22. Media fawns over them, and emphasises their aggressive/ bold/ decisive nature
People tend to like that in their own politicians. People who are mad at their party, tend to not show up, so the bullies get their guy in.. rinse repeat
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reformist2 Donating Member (998 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 09:41 AM
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11. Rude, mean, piggish - he is the very embodiment of Repug values.
Edited on Thu Apr-14-11 09:43 AM by reformist2

It really is no coincidence that so many of the staunchest Republicans are such enormous bloated pigs.
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no_hypocrisy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 09:46 AM
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12. I know Loretta Weinberg.
Ran as Lt. Governor with Jon Corzine.

She has integrity that can't be touched.

Not to mention that she lost more than $1 million to Bernie Madoff who nearly cleaned her out.
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hifiguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 09:47 AM
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13. What a GOON.
Picking on a 76-year-old woman. . . :mad: :grr: :wtf:

Was he wearing a nice snappy brown shirt at the time?
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JackBeck Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 09:47 AM
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14. Unlike her Republican colleagues, Loretta has been completely transparent about this.
Double-dipping (and is some cases on the Republican side, quadruple-dipping) is a huge political hot potato at the moment here in New Jersey.

Here's Loretta's blog post about her situation.
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Blue Owl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 09:52 AM
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15. Grand Old Pushers
Push her down the stairs, big man.
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Javaman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 10:07 AM
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16. I honestly believe that repukes, especially of the political office holding persuation...
have a mental disorder that severs the connection between brain and mouth.
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IADEMO2004 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 10:15 AM
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18. Gov. Christie and Gov Branstad (IA) need to talk.
IOWA CITY, Iowa — Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad is collecting both a $130,000 salary as governor and a state pension worth more than $50,000 per year for earlier service — a legal practice, but one critics say is hypocritical given the governor's plans to slash public spending and his calls for shared sacrifice.

http://qctimes.com/news/local/article_1742dfda-3958-11e...

Governors conference should be interesting
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bullwinkle428 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 10:30 AM
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23. Was JUST ABOUT to post this as well!
:toast:
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cascadiance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-15-11 12:33 AM
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35. Ah, I missed your post when I made mine at the botom of the page...
I think a phone calling campaign is in order if this many of us are on the same wavelength!
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SoCalDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 10:26 AM
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21. He'll always be an "ASS"..even if his ass gets smaller
Bullies come in all shapes & sizes
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sasha031 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 10:32 AM
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24. the piece of crap is probably obsessed with Robert De Niro
in the Untouchables.

what makes matters worse their is a love fest between that maggot and the media.
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soleft Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 11:16 AM
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30. Your post is ignorant and deeply offensive
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Zoeisright Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 11:23 AM
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31. Wow. What a dickhead post.
And a racist comment. It's not his weight, it's his repukeness.
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Dappleganger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-15-11 12:35 AM
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36. You've got to be joking.
Sometimes I can't believe this is a progressive forum. :shrug:
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lonestarnot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 10:33 AM
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25. Pigman, you'll have an army to march through to do that.
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JackBeck Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 10:42 AM
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26. Loretta just posted this letter from her granddaughter to Christie on her FaceBook page:
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blm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 10:47 AM
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27. So Christie believes pensions EARNED over one's life should not be accessed by those who EARNED it?
Doesn't he realize what he is saying? Does he want to tell all the pension earners in his state that they shouldn't be allowed to access the pensions they earned in the past because they are still working?
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nykym Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 10:51 AM
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28. And how about these two in your administration Mr Christie
Edited on Thu Apr-14-11 11:07 AM by nykym
http://www.politickernj.com/46644/key-member-team-chris...

Sorry one is a Dem but apparently he likes Christie so he might be worthless.
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highplainsdem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 10:52 AM
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29. Sounds like he's trying to become the Carl Paladino of New Jersey.
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highplainsdem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 09:02 PM
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32. Kick -- there will be video of this on The Ed Show.
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upi402 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 09:04 PM
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33. Big Eddy taking the bat to Christie
The quotes from Christie asks for 'you guys' to take the bat to her instead of him.
But Christie is a cruel ogre and it squeeked out just a little.
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cascadiance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-15-11 12:32 AM
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34. We should call Christie then to TAKE THE BAT to Iowa Governor BRANSTADT!
Hey! That even rhymes nicely!

Since Branstadt is taking a pension from his FORMER time as governor of Iowa while he is NOW governor of Iowa? Bet he's taking far more of the state of Iowa's money than this women is of New Jersey's!

Ask that if he's going to continue on this warpath that he should also demand that Branstadt shut down his pension OR he will be asked about it at the next "public question/answer session" by voters for being a F'ing Hypocrite just like the rest of these SCUM Republican governors in office now!
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