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Epilogue: (Paraphrasing) "To Be FAIR, The ONLY Reason Barbara Buono Was In The Race For...

Governor... Is Because The Democrats Did Not Plan To Run Against Him..."

Go here: http://www.democraticunderground.com/10023992915

FUCK !!!

And Finally... Go Here: (To The 6:00 Minute Mark)... And I'm Done...

And listen carefully to the part about, the Cristie/Democrat Allance.

Link: http://video.msnbc.msn.com/rachel-maddow/53474280/#53474280

Let Me Ask You A Second Question... Why Would A Young Voter Join The Democratic Party After..

Buono endured repeated slights during her campaign from Democrats around the state. More than 50 elected Democrats publicly endorsed Christie and few others offered much support to Buono, a longtime legislator from Middlesex County.

From: http://www.democraticunderground.com/10023992654

I mean... if I was young, and becoming politically aware... I wouldn't.

I was pissed to learn about this last night, and I've been voting Democratic ticket since 1974.

Grrr... Has Anybody Found A FULL Transcript Of Barbara Buono's Concession Speech ???

Buono delivers blistering concession speech, attacking Garden State Democrats
BY MICHAEL LINHORST -blog.northjersey


In a concession speech delivered less than an hour after polls closed, State Sen. Barbara Buono went after a state Democratic party that offered her little help in her campaign.

She thanked supporters who “withstood the onslaught of betrayal from our own political party,” and she chafed at New Jersey’s “good old boy machine politics.”


Buono endured repeated slights during her campaign from Democrats around the state. More than 50 elected Democrats publicly endorsed Christie and few others offered much support to Buono, a longtime legislator from Middlesex County.

She also received little help from the state’s Democratic political bosses, whom she railed against in her speech.

“The Democratic political bosses, some elected and some not, made a deal with this governor,” she said. “They didn’t do it for the state. They did it out of a desire to help themselves.”

In one public squabble between Buono and Democratic leaders, she eventually had to give up her pick for chairman of the state Democrats. Citing that fight, she said she “took one for the team. … I realized too late there was no team.”



Oh... I See Now...

New voter registration numbers show big advantage for Democrats
Posted on May 30, 2013 by John Schoonejongen


How blue of a state is New Jersey?

The latest statewide voter registration numbers show that it remains an uphill slog for Republicans not named Chris Christie to win here – about 33 percent of all registered voters in New Jersey are Democrats.

Republicans, meanwhile, are a little less than 20 percent of the 5.46 million registered voters.

The figures — released this month by the state Division of Elections in advance of the primary election, held next week – show a huge numbers advantage for Democrats in the state, but they also show opportunity for both parties. By far, the largest block of voters in the state are unaffiliated – nearly 48 percent.

Those numbers have held fairly steady over the past five years, with Democrats tallying more than 1.7 million voters every year since 2009 and Republicans with between 1.03 million and 1.05 million in the same period.

The figures are a good reminder of why Gov. Christie makes a big deal out of the Democratic support he’s received so far. He not only is looking to score some of that 33 percent of registered Democrats but also peel off a generous amount of those unaffiliated voters with his bipartisan narrative.


Link: http://blogs.app.com/capitolquickies/2013/05/30/new-voter-registration-numbers-show-big-advantage-for-democrats/

So We Have Talked Of "Reagan Democrats"... Are We Seeing "Christie Democrats"... At Least In...

New Jersey ???

Don't know how that plays out 2 years from now... but it's a frighteningly familiar scenario.

9:32 EST, More That 80% of The Vote In... And Virginia Is STILL Too Close To Call ???

I guess a win is still a win... if we win.

But this was supposed to be a cake-walk.

What the hell happened???

So... When Does The Republican Party Start To Embrace The American Nazi Party ???

Link: http://tinyurl.com/n2vl8uh

I mean with 15 counties in Colorado voting on secession today, with the Confederate flag being flown outside the White House, and with all the anti-American vitriol they are spewing/embracing...

Seems like it's just a matter of time.

oh shit...

David Suzuki warns that Japan could be wiped out and that North America's west coast could be forced to evacuate if the Fukushima nuclear facility falls in an earthquake. .David Suzuki has issued a scary warning about Japan's Fukushima nuclear plant, saying that if it falls in a future earthquake, it's "bye bye Japan" and the entire west coast of North America should be evacuated.

The "Nature of Things" host made the comments in a talk posted to YouTube after he joined Dr. David Schindler for "Letting in the Light," a symposium on water ecology held at the University of Alberta on Oct. 30 and 31. An excerpt of the talk shows Suzuki outlining a frightening scenario that would result from the destruction of the nuclear plant.

"Fukushima is the most terrifying situation I can imagine," he said.

"Three out of the four plants were destroyed in the earthquake and in the tsunami. The fourth one has been so badly damaged that the fear is, if there's another earthquake of a seven or above that, that building will go and then all hell breaks loose. "And the probability of a seven or above earthquake in the next three years is over 95 per cent."

Suzuki said that an international team of experts needs to go into the Fukushima plant and help fix the problem, but said the Japanese government has "too much pride to admit that."

"I have seen a paper which says that if in fact the fourth plant goes under in an earthquake and those rods are exposed, it's bye bye Japan and everybody on the west coast of North America should evacuate," he said. "If that isn't terrifying, I don't know what is."

Suzuki's warning came as radiation from the Fukushima plant has been detected in northern Alaska and along the west coast, CBC News reported: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/north/radiation-from-japan-nuclear-plant-arrives-on-alaska-coast-1.2335668

Link: http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2013/11/04/david-suzuki-fukushima-warning_n_4213061.html

Man... Marci Wheeler Is Good...

DOJ Did Not Fulfill Legally Required Disclosure on Section 215 to Congress Until After PATRIOT Reauthorization
Posted on November 4, 2013 by emptywheel


In the Guardian’s superb summary of the importance of the NSA leaks, Zoe Lofgren challenges the claims that Congress has received all the documents NSA claims it has gotten.

"I do serve on the Judiciary Committee and various statements have been made that the Judiciary Committee members were told about all of this and those statements are untrue, not the facts, we have not been provided the documents that the Agency said that we were."

In a Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board today, NSA General Counsel Raj De and ODNI General Counsel Robert Litt both repeated such claims (these are from my notes on twitter; I’ll check my transcription later). De said that Section 215 “had all indicia of official legitimacy” which in part came because it was “twice reauthorized by Congress with full information from exec.” And Litt said they are “by statute required to provide copies [of FISC documents] to both houses. They got materials relating to this [Section 215] program.”

Obviously, we know De is wrong, and he must know it, because a sufficiently large block of Congressmen never had the opportunity to read the Executive’s official notice to make the difference in the 2011 reauthorization. His statement is a clear lie.

But I’m just as interested in Litt’s claim (which would rely on notice to the Judiciary and Intelligence Committees).

This most recent I Con dump provides some evidence that illuminates Lofgen’s implicit dispute of Litt’s claims. Remember this paragraph, which is one of the most specific claims about what notice the Administration gave to Congress about using Section 215 to authorize the phone dragnet.

Moreover, in early 2007, the Department of Justice began providing all significant FISC pleadings and orders related to this [Section 215] program to the Senate and House Intelligence and Judiciary committees. By December 2008, all four committees had received the initial application and primary order authorizing the telephony metadata collection. Thereafter, all pleadings and orders reflecting significant legal developments regarding the program were produced to all four committees.

As I noted in this post, the specific language (in bold) regarding the first, May 2006, authorization of the phone dragnet at least suggested, in this context, there wasn’t an opinion at all...


More: http://www.emptywheel.net/2013/11/04/doj-did-not-fulfill-legally-required-disclosure-on-section-215-to-congress-until-after-patriot-reauthorization/

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