A Message From Lucianne  







S-G1




























ST-GC


   
 
Home Page | Latest Posts | Links | Must Reads | Update Profile | RSS | Contribute | Register | Rules & FAQs
Privacy Policy | Search | Post | Contact | Logout | Forgot Password | Search Using Google


How The Bridgegate Investigation
Ground to a Halt—And Let
Chris Christie Zoom Off to Iowa

Daily Beast, by Olivia Nuzzi

Original Article

Posted By:Pluperfect, 7/18/2014 4:57:20 AM

It was supposed to be the end of the line for the governor. But the investigators haven’t quite finished the job. And now their inquiry is going nowhere. New Jersey Governor Chris Christie arrived in Iowa Thursday, surrounded by a media gaggle befitting a presidential frontrunner, just as new poll was released showing him trailing Hillary Clinton by a single point. It was Christie´s first visit to the caucus state in over two and a half years, and he unleashed his charms at GOP fundraisers and on Hawkeye locals, assuring them, “I will be back a lot.” In Marion, at

      


Post Reply  

Reply 1 - Posted by: lala, 7/18/2014 5:32:16 AM     (No. 9929733)

Nope. Will never forget the cover the Big Man gave Obama right before the 2012 election after Sandy. Never forget, never forgive.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    8 persons like this.


Reply 2 - Posted by: StormCnter, 7/18/2014 5:44:12 AM     (No. 9929739)

Whether or not anyone considers Christie to be presidential material, it has to bring a smile that the trumped-up batch of nothing charges weren´t able to go anywhere.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    11 persons like this.


   

 

R-G1
  


 
Reply 3 - Posted by: jerseytomato, 7/18/2014 6:25:37 AM     (No. 9929771)

32 - Ditto.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    4 persons like this.


Reply 4 - Posted by: country boy, 7/18/2014 7:03:01 AM     (No. 9929809)

#2 - I think the Bridgegate investigation led to the DNC. That´s why they dropped it.

The people who fear Christie the most are the DEMs. Tea Party people are having trouble figuring that out.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    5 persons like this.


Reply 5 - Posted by: Pluperfect, 7/18/2014 7:09:15 AM     (No. 9929815)

I agree, #4.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    6 persons like this.


Reply 6 - Posted by: JimS, 7/18/2014 8:43:23 AM     (No. 9929962)

Bridgegate was a big nothingburger from the start. Who cares?
How can the media pretend this was a big deal, when their beloved Obama shut down national parks, highways, the Capitol, the WWII monument, and a whole host of federal buildings and offices because he was in a snit about the Sequester?
By comparison, "Bridgegate" is small fry.
What about "IRSgate" "NSAgate", Fast and Furiousgate", "Bergdahlgate", "Obamacaregate", "Illegal Aliengate"?

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    7 persons like this.


Reply 7 - Posted by: Sanspeur, 7/18/2014 8:44:04 AM     (No. 9929963)

I have an idea! Let´s let the dems , aka MSM pick our candidate again , that will work ? I loath the bloating ,photo oping , bama loving pig that is loose in jersey..

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    5 persons like this.


   

 

R-TA-Wide
  


 
Reply 8 - Posted by: ColoWapiti, 7/18/2014 8:48:34 AM     (No. 9929968)

Christie or Clinton, now there´s an image of 2016 that will inspire no one. There will be no way to tell the difference between those two, both of whom are left of center.

One thing I do like about Christie though, he is the perfect poster child of the GOP Establishment. Stands for nothing, but is more than happy to hug a Marxist Democrat.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    5 persons like this.


Reply 9 - Posted by: gusman, 7/18/2014 9:26:58 AM     (No. 9930040)

My brother lives in NJ and he says the whole State is in big trouble. Christie is a liberals hiding in conservative clothing!!!!

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    9 persons like this.


Reply 10 - Posted by: Desert Fox, 7/18/2014 2:16:45 PM     (No. 9930419)

Of course there was nothing to link Christie Kreme to the Toll Bridge Fiasco. Anyone with half a brain figured that out instantly, despite how they see Christie Kreme as a Politician. As is expected from the resident RepublicRat Social Progressive Breakfast Club members. They in turn Parrot the talking points of their RepublicRat Social Progressive Overlords to promote another First Class Loser Politician in order to Go Along to Get Along with their Ideological brethren in the DemocRat Party. I say let Christie Kreme run in 2016 and watch him flame out like all of the previous RepublicRat Social Progressive Candidates. He has as much appeal as a severe case of irritable bowel syndrome.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    5 persons like this.


Reply 11 - Posted by: Pluperfect, 7/18/2014 2:35:19 PM     (No. 9930443)

#10, I can´t make heads or tails of that statement. Is your point that Christie is being forced onto the party for the presidential nomination? I haven´t seen any evidence of L-Dotters being enthusiastic for Christie.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    6 persons like this.



Post Reply   Close thread 792979




Below, you will find ...

Most Recent Articles posted by "Pluperfect"

and

Most Active Articles (last 48 hours)




Most Recent Articles posted by "Pluperfect"



If the World Started Over, Would
Life Evolve the Same Way?
Quanta Magazine, by Emily Singer    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 10/4/2014 4:35:27 AM     Post Reply
In his fourth-floor lab at Harvard University, Michael Desai has created hundreds of identical worlds in order to watch evolution at work. Each of his meticulously controlled environments is home to a separate strain of baker’s yeast. Every 12 hours, Desai’s robot assistants pluck out the fastest-growing yeast in each world — selecting the fittest to live on — and discard the rest. Desai then monitors the strains as they evolve over the course of 500 generations. His experiment, which other scientists say is unprecedented in scale, seeks to gain insight into a question that has long bedeviled biologists: If

Border Patrol on alert after 71
people from hard-hit Ebola countries
illegally enter U.S. this year
Fox News, by Adam O´Reilly    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 10/4/2014 4:32:35 AM     Post Reply
With a number of prominent conservative politicians raising fears that the Ebola outbreak could spread to the U.S. via the country’s porous borders with Mexico and Canada, Customs and Border Protection and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention sought to reassure a worried public that they are doing everything they can to monitor people entering the U.S. – whether legally or illegally – for the virus. “CBP and the CDC have closely coordinated to develop policies, procedures, and protocols to identify travelers that are known by U.S. public health officials to have a communicable disease and to handle in a

Anatomy of a Hillary Clinton
trip: Stump, sell, get paid
CNN, by Dan Merica    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 10/4/2014 4:29:22 AM     Post Reply
MIAMI -- Hillary Clinton covered all her bases in Miami on Thursday: She padded her wallet with a paid speech, pitched her memoir with a book signing and fundraised for a Democrat in a critical presidential state. This is becoming a familiar formula for Clinton. In October alone Clinton has four trips planned -- to Miami, Chicago, Las Vegas and San Francisco -- where she will combine a paid speech with either a book event or a fundraiser for a Democratic candidate or group. The strategy is part logistical, part practical for Clinton. But as she considers a presidential run in 2016,

Anti-Semitism spike in
Germany raising old fears
CBS News, by Mark Phillips    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 10/4/2014 4:24:59 AM     Post Reply
FRANKFURT - Armed guards have been posted at synagogues throughout Germany for the start of Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement. Anti-Semitism is once again on the rise in Europe, especially in Germany. The tensions have been building in Germany since demonstrations against last summer´s Gaza war exposed a clear anti-Jewish sentiment. Chants were heard that echoed from Germany´s darkest times. "Jew, Jew! Cowardly pig," they said. "We haven´t had this dimension at all before," said Deiter Graumann, president of the Central Council of Jews in Germany. "When you imagine in German streets, people here chanting - a roaring mob chanting - Jews

Hong Kong Tense After
Protest Clashes Scrap Talks
Associated Press, by Kelvin Chan & Elaine Kurtenbach    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 10/4/2014 4:20:27 AM     Post Reply
HONG KONG -- Friction between pro-democracy protesters and opponents of their weeklong occupation of major Hong Kong streets persisted Saturday as police denied any connection to criminal gangs suspected of inciting attacks on largely peaceful demonstrators. Police arrested 19 people during a night of running brawls in which at least 12 people and six officers were injured. Eight men were believed to have backgrounds linked to triads, or organized crime, said Senior Superintendent Patrick Kwok Pak-chung. Officials vehemently denied rumors they might have coordinated with the gangs to clear the streets. "Such rumors linking us to `black societies,´ are utterly unfair," visibly agitated

   

 

R_DBL_B
  


 
Washington delegation asked to give
to Coakley amid fund-raising woes
Boston Globe, by Frank Phillips & Jim O´Sullivan    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 10/3/2014 12:21:20 PM     Post Reply
The 11 members of the all-Democratic Massachusetts congressional delegation have been asked to pony up at least $25,000 each from their political funds for the party’s financially struggling gubernatorial nominee, Martha Coakley. At least three of them have initially balked at the idea, however, exposing some of the problems Coakley faces in getting full support from the Democratic establishment as she and the party struggle to close a fund-raising gap with GOP rival Charlie Baker and the state Republican Party. On Wednesday, the senior Democrat in the Massachusetts House delegation, Representative Richard E. Neal of Springfield, called his colleagues to

American Crossroads, Crossroads
GPS Raise $100 Million
Wall Street Journal, by Rebecca Ballhaus & Brody Mullins    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 10/3/2014 5:40:50 AM     Post Reply
Conservative sister organizations American Crossroads and Crossroads GPS have raised a total of $100 million to spend on the November election, according to a spokesman, news that comes as pro-Republican forces are starting to show new momentum as the 2014 election heads into the final crucial month. Of the nearly $25 million American Crossroads, the super PAC arm, has raised for the 2014 election, $11 million was collected in September alone, said Paul Lindsay, a spokesman for the groups. Its sister organization, Crossroads GPS, has raised $75 million. Mr. Lindsay didn’t disclose how much of that amount was raised in

Mapping the disaster caused by granting
mortgages to non-creditworthy Hispanics
Washington Examiner [DC], by Michael Barone    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 10/3/2014 5:38:20 AM     Post Reply
I have written frequently that I estimate that one-third of the mortgage foreclosures in the 2007-10 period were of Hispanic homebuyers. Very many had been granted mortgages, despite bad or dubious credit, by lenders who then fobbed them off on Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac or other mortgage securitizers, in the meantime gaining brownie points with regulators for lending to “minorities.” Evidence supporting this comes, inadvertently, from an Urban Institute report spotlighted by the industrious and provocative blogger Steve Sailer. You can see that there was a huge increase in the number of mortgages granted to Hispanics in the years

To stop the next US beheading
New York Post, by Patrick Dunleavy    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 10/3/2014 5:08:42 AM     Post Reply
The signs were all there, glaring, waiting to be seen. The predisposition to violence, time spent in prison, emotionally unstable Web postings. Alton Nolen, the alleged perp in last week’s horrible beheading in Oklahoma, was no aberration. If anything, he was a ticking time bomb with a short fuse. His firing from Vaughn Foods was simply the catalyst that seemingly tripped the trigger in his mind to move from jihadi thoughts to violent action: One small switch, one perceived slight and he was gone — doing what he had seen ISIS members do, beheading innocents. Several radical Islamist groups had recently urged American “lone

What does an Ebola patient in Dallas
have in common with an Irish cook?
Fox News, by Dr. Manny Alvarez    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 10/3/2014 4:34:17 AM     Post Reply
As Texas health officials continue to investigate the potential transmission of Ebola virus in Dallas, a lot of questions still remain. Did Thomas Eric Duncan know he might have possibly been exposed to Ebola in Liberia? Should he have been more aware of the potential dangers of Ebola and the potential for spreading the disease to others? (Snip)Allow me to familiarize you with, or introduce you to the story of Mary Mallon – better known to Americans as Typhoid Mary. An Irish immigrant who came to the United States as a teen to work as a cook for wealthy families,

   

 



 
Long-ignored evidence
suddenly used to catch rapists
CBS News, by Nancy Cordes    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 10/3/2014 4:25:20 AM     Post Reply
CLEVELAND - It is shocking that just three percent of rapists in America ever serve time. CBS News reported five years ago that investigators often ignore DNA evidence collected from victims in what is known as a "rape kit." Thousands of these rape kits have gathered dust for years. Stories such as ours persuaded some police departments to begin testing them. Charles Steele raped at least four Cleveland women in the mid-´90s. One was at a gas station when he walked up. "And I looked up, next thing I know I have a gun pointing at me," one survivor said. But her case and all

Court Allows Texas to
Enforce Anti-Abortion Law
Associated Press, by Paul J. Weber    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 10/3/2014 4:21:38 AM     Post Reply
A federal appeals court Thursday gave Texas permission to fully enforce a sweeping abortion law signed by Republican Gov. Rick Perry last year that would effectively close all but seven abortion facilities in America´s second-most populous state. Two years ago, Texas had more than 40 abortion facilities. Many clinics have already closed under a part of the law requiring doctors who perform abortions to obtain hospital admitting privileges, and now more than a dozen remaining clinics are set to shutter as well. The decision by a panel of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court in New Orleans wipes out what was a fleeting



Most Active Articles (last 48 hours)



Lena Dunham: I Was Raped By
a ´Campus Republican´ In 2008

50 replie(s)
Breitbart Big Hollywood, by John Nolte    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 10/3/2014 8:29:26 PM     Post Reply
In her just-released memoir, 27 year-old "Girls" star Lena Dunham claims that as a 19 year-old Oberlin College student in Ohio, she was raped by a college Republican. In the first chapter that addresses the encounter, Dunham describes the "ill-fated evening of lovemaking" as awkward and hollow. The most sensational moment comes from the fact that "Barry" wasn´t wearing a condom. In the next chapter, Dunham backtracks with the claim that she´s an "unreliable narrator" and accuses "Barry" of rape: [I]n another essay in this book I describe a sexual encounter with a mustachioed campus Republican as the upsetting but

EXCLUSIVE: Ousted Secret Service chief
was ´sandbagged´ by ´p***ed off agents
who had had enough´ of her and thought*

41 replie(s)
Daily Mail [UK], by David Martosko    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 10/2/2014 9:11:57 PM     Post Reply
A recently retired Secret Service agent told MailOnline on Thursday that former director Julia Pierson´s resignation will be welcomed by the agency´s rank-and-file because ´people in the service thought she was a joke from Day One.´ He attributed her swift fall from grace to a cadre of ´p***ed off agents who had had enough´ of feeling disrespected by the service´s first female director. ´Putting her in charge was part of the [Obama] administration´s push to feminize the service after the "hookergate" nightmare,´ the agent said, referring to agents who were fired after patronizing prostitutes during a security-check trip to Colombia

The Case for Panic
34 replie(s)
Washington Free Beacon, by Matthew Continetti    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 10/3/2014 5:27:33 AM     Post Reply
Deadly, irrational, and determined, the intruder snuck across a weakened perimeter. Eluding capture, the intruder was detained only after missteps and close calls. The spin began soon after the threat was isolated. Information was selectively leaked. Half-truths and untruths were uttered. Responsibility was avoided; privileges and credentials asserted; authority reasserted. Trust us. Remain calm. Don’t panic. This is the template of recent events. A mental case jumps the White House fence. He makes it to the East Room before he’s tackled by an off-duty Secret Service agent. Initial statements turn out to be misleading or false. We discover that lapses in

Courts Will Decide If Chimps Should
Have Same Rights As Humans

28 replie(s)
New York Post, by Lia Eustachewich    Original Article
Posted By: mc squared- 10/4/2014 10:08:43 AM     Post Reply
It’s the “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes.” A New York appeals court next week will consider whether chimps should have the same rights as human beings. The extraordinary proceeding is the result of a lengthy battle by animal-rights activists who argue that animals with human qualities — including chimps — are entitled to human protections, including freedom from captivity. Steven Wise, part of the Nonhuman Rights Project, which is leading the effort, will have to convince a panel of Albany appellate judges that a chimp name Tommy is a “legal person” to get him moved from a cage

28 words that Democrats
really wish President Obama
didn’t say today

26 replie(s)
Washington Post, by Chris Cillizza    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 10/2/2014 10:48:52 PM     Post Reply
President Obama was at Northwestern University on Thursday to deliver an economic speech that, he and his team hoped, would lay out the case for why the public is better off today than they were six years ago -- even if they didn´t feel it in their everday lives. Instead, Obama just gave every Republican ad-maker in the country more fodder for negative ads linking Democratic candidates to him. Here are the four sentences that will draw all of the attention (they come more than two thirds of the way through the speech): "I am not on the ballot this

We’ve made the
Ebola crisis worse

25 replie(s)
Telegraph [UK], by Geoffrey Lean    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 10/3/2014 11:45:50 PM     Post Reply
It is the stuff that nightmares are made of, and day by day it is getting worse. The Ebola epidemic, says Dr Margaret Chan, director-general of the World Health Organisation (WHO), is now “the greatest peacetime challenge” since the Second World War. Yet her own organisation’s tardiness, partly caused by cuts, together with reductions in--and misuse of--funds elsewhere, are largely responsible for Ebola spiralling out of control. [Snip] It’s just the beginning. At present the numbers of people infected are thought to be doubling in under 30 days--and the blue-chip US Center for Disease Control and Prevention predicts that, if Ebola

Meghan McCain on Secret
Service: ´I hated all of them´

24 replie(s)
The Hill (Washington DC), by Judy Kurtz    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 10/3/2014 12:30:44 AM     Post Reply
Meghan McCain joined the dog pile on the Secret Service this week, saying she’s had “nothing but horrible experiences" with the agency and likening the agents to “glorified mall cops.” The 29-year-old author and television personality, who is also the daughter of former GOP presidential candidate Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), opened up on Pivot’s “TakePart Live” about some of her interactions with the Secret Service. "I have nothing but horrible experiences with the Secret Service,” McCain said. “One of my friends called them glorified mall cops and I don´t think that´s terribly far off. I found them cliquey. I hated

Another weird Obama pronunciation
24 replie(s)
American Thinker, by Thomas Lifson    Original Article
Posted By: magnante- 10/4/2014 11:22:06 AM     Post Reply
What on earth is an ohbee-guynee? Apparently it is a weird Obamaspeak pronunciation of OB/GYN (pronounced oh-bee-gee-why-en). For the president’s benefit, let me specify that means a doctor who delivers babies and takes care of the lady parts. When President Obama announced the departure of Eric Holder from his position as attorney general, he also mentioned his “good friend,” the AG’s wife, Dr. Sharon Malone, and he called her an “ohbee-guynee.” (snip) it almost seems as though someone raised in a fantasized USSR training camp for deep cover agents was inserted into the identity of Barack Obama and loosed upon

Some Blacks See Secret Service
as Flawed Shield for the President

23 replie(s)
New York Times, by Peter Baker    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 10/3/2014 12:16:43 PM     Post Reply
WASHINGTON — Representative Elijah E. Cummings of Maryland was at the grocery store the other day when he ran into an elderly black woman who expressed growing concern about President Obama’s safety. Why, she asked, wasn’t he being better protected by his Secret Service agents? The furor that led to this week’s resignation of the director of the Secret Service resonated deeply among blacks, outraged that those supposed to be guarding the first black president were somehow falling down on the job — and suspicious even without evidence that it may be deliberate. “It is something that is widespread in

White House says it has
Ebola virus under control

23 replie(s)
The Hill [Washington, DC], by Sarah Ferris    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 10/3/2014 6:55:38 PM     Post Reply
Top White House officials on Friday worked to reassure the American public that the national response to Ebola is under control. Leaders of the country’s health, defense and military branches stressed that they are taking the right steps to contain the spread of the deadly virus, which was first diagnosed in the U.S. on Tuesday. Top White House officials on Friday worked to reassure the American public that the national response to Ebola is under control. Leaders of the country’s health, defense and military branches stressed that they are taking the right steps to contain the spread of the deadly virus, which

Most Texas abortion clinics shut down
as abortion rights recede in South

23 replie(s)
Christian Science Monitor, by Patrik Jonsson    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 10/4/2014 7:48:03 AM     Post Reply
ATLANTA — Texas, America’s second-most populous state behind California, saw 13 of its last abortion clinics turn away women on Friday, after a federal appeals court upheld a law that practically guarantees that only a handful of clinics will remain open in the state. The strictest-of-its-kind Texas law requires abortion providers to build hospital-grade facilities and obtain sometimes impossible-to-get hospital admitting privileges. After signed into law last year by Gov. Rick Perry (R), the law forced most of the 41 clinics operating to close. Thursday’s ruling wiped out a brief victory this summer for abortion rights proponents,

California’s next big political fight:
Plastic grocery bags

22 replie(s)
Washington Post, by Reid Wilson    Original Article
Posted By: garnet- 10/3/2014 9:19:26 AM     Post Reply
Go to a grocery store in California and buy all the milk, eggs and vegetables you want. But there’s one thing you won’t find at the checkout line, beginning July 1, 2015: Plastic bags to carry your stuff home. Gov. Jerry Brown (D) on Tuesday signed into law a ban on single-use plastic bags, making California the first state to prohibit stores from using the ubiquitous carry-alls. Shoppers will be charged 10 cents for every paper bag and heavy-duty plastic bag they use. “This bill is a step in the right direction,” Brown said in a press release announcing his approval. “It

   

Post Reply   Close thread 792979



B-G1


Home Page | Latest Posts | Links | Must Reads | Update Profile | RSS | Contribute | Register | Rules & FAQs
Privacy Policy | Search | Post | Contact | Logout | Forgot Password | Search Using Google



© 2014 Lucianne.com Media Inc.

FS