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Early Bird Chat

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MoooOOOooorning Early Birds!


147 Responses to “Early Bird Chat”


  1. 1 desertflower
    January 9, 2014 at 7:13 am

    GM, TOD!

      • 3 desertflower
        January 9, 2014 at 7:21 am

        Morning to you! Danny still snoring? How is the little (?) one? By the way, whoever thinks this Christie thing is going away soon to move to the next shiny object, doesn’t know NY/NJ….this ain’t over till they SAY it’s over and they will wring every ounce of Christie snot outta this thing! Pop the popcorn because this will be here for awhile.

        • 4 jackiegrumbacher
          January 9, 2014 at 7:55 am

          Df, the truly aggravating thing is that people in NJ knew all this before November. They knew he was a thug. They were told he had a hand in the bridge fiasco and they elected him anyway. My Dem relatives in NJ said that there was nothing they could do–it seemed the cake had been cooked and he was going to be re-elected no matter what.

          • 5 Alycee (@jazziz2)
            January 9, 2014 at 9:18 am

            Same with some of my relatives and friends; the concept of you get what you vote (or fail to) vote for seems to escape them…

  2. 7 4morefor44
    January 9, 2014 at 7:14 am

    this guy is such a sociopath. for real.

    • 8 99ts
      January 9, 2014 at 7:23 am

      Hearing it said “What did the Governor know – and when did he know it” – brings back memories

  3. 9 Jovie
    January 9, 2014 at 7:15 am

    Christie to hold presser today as the state senate wants a criminal investigation.
    LOL! Ahh NJ politics! Maybe the democrats there set him up? That’s why so much cooperation? You never know!

    • 10 desertflower
      January 9, 2014 at 7:23 am

      Well…he’ll get up there and try to talk tough and distance himself from this thing, but others will move the ball forward…with or without him. He’s not done with this yet…more sleepless nights to come for CC

    • January 9, 2014 at 8:38 am

      Hmm..you may be on to something there jovie – I always wondered whether there was some hidden agenda with the Dems (including PBO) not seeming particularly concerned about Christie’s re-election…

  4. 12 99ts
    January 9, 2014 at 7:22 am

    Blimey – when you’ve lost Morning Joe – things could be tuff

    Good Morning Ms Chips and df and 4morefor44 and Jovie

    Things are never dull in US politics – would never have expected this

  5. 13 amk for obama
    January 9, 2014 at 7:28 am

    lmao @ them playing cards.

  6. 14 amk for obama
    January 9, 2014 at 7:28 am
  7. 15 amk for obama
    January 9, 2014 at 7:31 am
  8. 16 99ts
    January 9, 2014 at 7:32 am

    I’m in shock – now we have a NY Times man attacking Gates and supporting PBO and Biden in regard to their foreign Policy. Is it just a 24 hour wonder or is MJ beginning to realize the GOP is the big problem in US politics

    11am for Christie News Conference

  9. 17 amk for obama
    January 9, 2014 at 7:33 am
    • 18 jackiegrumbacher
      January 9, 2014 at 8:06 am

      Thanks for the link AMC. This is a good article. I especially like Daley’s criticisms of Gates toward the end. Can’t believe I’m actually agreeing with Jeff Flake on anything.

      • January 9, 2014 at 9:51 am

        GM jackie…thanks for the link…amk

        i was just thinking the same thing….and this is a poignant section to me…

        “Moreover, Korb added that Obama’s generals leaked information to the press to bolster their positions. “There’s no doubt that [David] Petraeus leaked stuff to the press that got Obama mad, as it should have. It should’ve got Gates mad,” he said. “Also, when [Stanley] McChrystal asked for more troops after Obama had already sent more troops to Afghanistan, that got also leaked and put him in a tough spot.”Petraeus leaked documents on Iraq troop pullout plans, while a McChrystal plan for more troops in Afghanistan was published by Woodward in the Post.”

  10. 20 amk for obama
    January 9, 2014 at 7:35 am
  11. 21 globalcitizenlinda
    January 9, 2014 at 7:36 am

    something people may need to watch out for with this Christie & bridgegate: what other local politicians got what in exchange for their endorsement.

    for those of you who remember, when Ms. Buono, the Dem who was running against Christie, she made a very deliberate mention of those politicians who had been colluding with the governor.

    Could they have been paid off in some traceable way and is there anyone willing to investigate and push this angle?

    if the stories about the establishment NJ politicians are true, you could have a number being tainted (including Dems

  12. 22 amk for obama
    January 9, 2014 at 7:39 am

    Tributes have been pouring for a Pakistani teenager who was killed on Monday when he tackled a suicide bomber targeting his school in the Hangu area.

    Aitzaz Hasan, 15, was with friends outside school when he spotted a man wearing a suicide vest, reports say.

    It is believed that his friends ran into the school, but he got hold of the suicide bomber who detonated his vest.

    There has been an outpouring of praise and gratitude on social media ever since news of his actions became known.

    There have even been calls for him to receive the army’s highest honour awarded to those who have sacrificed their life for their country, though it is unclear if he would be qualified to receive it as a civilian.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-25663992

  13. 24 vcprezofan2
    January 9, 2014 at 7:40 am

    Of course I believe Christie – he’s such a creature of integrity, and a politician who has proven repeatedly that he has the best interests of those he serves ( :grin: ) close to his heart!! Remember the helicopter trips to son’s ball game? The snowstorm his people had to dig out from without aid while he worked on his tan? His judicious use of Sandy relief funds? The costly double elections so he didn’t have to contend with Booker on the ticket? Etc. Etc. Such a principled politician – naturally I believe him! :roll:

    A very ‘GooOOOood MooOOOoorrnnning’, Chip-sticks, Chips-tick, DannyO, and every other TODobot who has already peeked in today, and to those who drop in later! :grin:

    IMO it is a great day to be alive!! I trust you’ll all agree!

  14. 25 vcprezofan2
    January 9, 2014 at 7:44 am

    MooOoorrning, Desertf! Seems a bit early for you to be climbing mountains podiums (is the plural ‘podia’, I wonder?), but congrats on your success. :razz:

  15. 26 desertflower
    January 9, 2014 at 7:45 am

    Told you it’s not going away.

    Jim Acosta ‏@JimAcostaCNN 2m
    NJ @SenatorLesniak says “possibly criminally negligent homicide” charge could come in @GovChristie scandal #NewDay http://cnn.it/1hyQzlS
    Retweeted by Jeff Gauvin
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    • 27 99ts
      January 9, 2014 at 8:02 am

      The media pundits have truly surprised me – I thought yesterday morning they may have tried to bury the story – guess it was too good a story.

  16. 28 libra800
    January 9, 2014 at 8:01 am

    Good Morning! Wow the early birds are up and at it already LOL :-) Its just 5 am here on the west coast.

    • 29 vcprezofan2
      January 9, 2014 at 8:02 am

      Good Morning, Libra. 5am…couldn’t sleep, eh?

      • 30 libra800
        January 9, 2014 at 8:14 am

        Im an early bird I usually get up between 5:00 and 5:30 even though I dont have to be at work until 8am. Sometimes I get on my treadmill

        • 31 vcprezofan2
          January 9, 2014 at 8:19 am

          Ah, one of those who is allergic to the bed after 4:30am! ;) My own 4:30 bed allergy disappeared once my son stopped swimming (thank God!). He usually needed to be on pool deck by 5:15am. Groan! Those were painful years…..for me. :)

          • 32 desertflower
            January 9, 2014 at 8:23 am

            HA! I remember those swim years:) Daughter…

            • 33 vcprezofan2
              January 9, 2014 at 8:31 am

              Can you picture them happening in the middle of winter too? I could never convince the young man to give it up as no ‘sane’ person goes swimming in cold weather! His response -‘It’s not like we are swimming outside.’ :roll: /between you and me, Df – at least your daughter became a lifeguard, etc. etc. After he finally quit the swim club, offspring has done precious little swimming!!! So, IMO all those torture hours I put in driving him to training and to swim meets, sometimes eating up my entire weekends, etc, were just….TORTURE for me!/

              • 34 Alycee (@jazziz2)
                January 9, 2014 at 9:55 am

                Isn’t “parental torture” in the official teenager job description?

              • 36 Desertflower
                January 9, 2014 at 10:23 am

                This is a weird window I’m typing in like a long rectangle! Anyway, sorry he didn’t keep swimming .. I can understand your frustration about that . You sacrificed much for him to swim! Daughter is a lifeguard and pool supervisor so she HAS to swim… Which is great! This may turn out totally unreadable . Strange iPhone things.

                • 37 vcprezofan2
                  January 9, 2014 at 10:53 am

                  No worries, Desertf, I read it fine. :grin: It showed up normal on my end.

                  In truth, re swimming, I was quite surprised that he stuck with it as long as he did. Since I cannot swim my only intent when I initially signed him up was for him to learn how, and once he achieved that goal *I* would have cut him off years before he actually stopped but he kept bargaining for an extra year. :roll: So, instead of stopping before we hit the 3 mornings, 3 afternoons a-week and Saturday group, not to mention regular week-end meets (which I found tremendously boring and time-wasting) I was inveigled to continue. Doing the 5:15am drop off, 7:30am pick up, drop at school, head to work, and leave work to do the drop off-pick up for the after school swim session was a royal pain……for me. For him it was hard work but ‘fun’. :roll: Anyhoo, as Cookem would say, the lad can now swim which was my initial goal (fact he has mastered all the strokes – with back being the weakest – will be of use to him sometime in the future???? :???:)

  17. 38 amk for obama
    January 9, 2014 at 8:03 am

    Astronomers have measured the distances between galaxies in the universe to an accuracy of just 1%.

    This staggeringly precise survey – across six billion light-years – is key to mapping the cosmos and determining the nature of dark energy.

    The new gold standard was set by BOSS (the Baryon Oscillation Spectroscopic Survey) using the Sloan Foundation Telescope in New Mexico, US.

    It was announced at the 223rd American Astronomical Society in Washington DC.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-25663810

    Despite media driven political shitstorms, the science moves on.

  18. 39 globalcitizenlinda
    January 9, 2014 at 8:03 am

    I must admit I am confused about what are the “actual contents” of Robert gates book – different people are pushing different things and angles which appear contradictory;

    I guess I am going to wait and see how this develops (of course I have no money and intention of buying the book in question for my self – may be local librarian will see me “eventually’)

    • 40 vcprezofan2
      January 9, 2014 at 8:15 am

      Morning, GCL!
      Whenever these ‘hot news’ stories break I always wait to see what’s left when the dust settles. That way I keep on an even keel. I do not plan to buy Gates’ book, even though I doubt it’s as scandalous as the initial ‘news’ tried to make it out to be. The article below seemed to present a more rational review and it’s the only one I’ve taken the time to read –

      http://www.nytimes.com/2014/01/08/world/asia/obama-lost-faith-in-his-afghan-strategy-memoir-asserts.html?ref=politics&_r=0

      Mostly what I got from it was that Gates wasn’t pleased that PBO (and his Admin) didn’t always go the route he and the military complex recommended, yet he conceded that PBO made some courageous choices. :roll:

    • 41 99ts
      January 9, 2014 at 8:16 am

      The review that indicated Gates was super negative about PBO – was itself cherry picking and misleading about some of the content. If you can find Lawrence O’Donnell show from last night – he covered it very well

    • 42 Alycee (@jazziz2)
      January 9, 2014 at 9:57 am

      I’ll buy it at Dollar Tree in 6 months to a year from now…

  19. 43 amk for obama
    January 9, 2014 at 8:05 am

    Top Karachi policeman Chaudhry Aslam, known in Pakistan for campaign against the Taliban, is killed in a bomb blast.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-25667842

    It’s a vipers nest.

    • 45 jackiegrumbacher
      January 9, 2014 at 8:50 am

      DF, the thought of the kind of recklessness that Christie would exert on the national stage is just breathtaking. This man must never come anywhere near the WH or the role of CIC. There would be a world-wide conflagration in weeks. He has ZERO judgment.

  20. 46 amk for obama
    January 9, 2014 at 8:14 am
    • 47 99ts
      January 9, 2014 at 8:19 am

      My faith in the media is returning – the WSJ is equating this to the IRS when the republican party was attacked for political reasons

      For 5 years PBO has been the President of ALL America – he has said it and done it as we watched.

      The media is in shock that it is a republican who attacks his political opponents in this fashion.

  21. 48 JER
    January 9, 2014 at 8:15 am

    Good Morning Everybody!

    Chris Christie schedules news conference for 11 a.m.

  22. 49 africa
    January 9, 2014 at 8:15 am

    Happy Thursday TODers. Hello Ms. Chips!!!

  23. January 9, 2014 at 8:17 am

    morning all you O’s!!! It’s an early. but still a great getting up day in the TOD pod.

    I knew both Christie and Gates would get caught up in their own ego driven big headedness.

    Christie’s staunches supporters are turning on him. Really, this guy didn’t know until yesterday why two of his staffers resigned? He has a big job ahead of him today, if he thinks folks are going to by that one. Put the butter on him, he’s toast.

    Gates worse enemy is the MSM who are only focusing on his negative statements about PBO and VPJoe. They are blowing his adversarial role in the administration as a military person way out of proportion, which makes him look really bad. Again, his RWnj real ‘muricans are having problems understanding Gates disloyalty as a patriot to the office of the pres and vpres. He used rabid dogs to advance his book, and now has to shake fleas off of his epaulets.

  24. January 9, 2014 at 8:20 am

    I agree with this—-those Christie staff emails sounded like there was already a traffic jam plan, email signaling it was time for the traffic jam (knee capping) for Ft. Lee, that it was a go. And everyone is surprised that Christie has waited this long to respond—–I assume it was because he had to get all his ducks in a row—-any firings or “resignations accepted” could not come back to bite him in the butt, blabbing that Christie has been lying about being outta the loop of the actions of his top staff.

  25. 53 africa
    January 9, 2014 at 8:26 am
  26. 54 JER
    January 9, 2014 at 8:32 am
  27. 55 JER
    January 9, 2014 at 8:34 am
  28. 56 GGAIL
    January 9, 2014 at 8:34 am

    Good West Coast Early morning Chipsticks & TOD family!

  29. 57 cookemom
    January 9, 2014 at 8:37 am

    RWNJs put this Christie problem in the plus column. They hope this clears the field for a real conservative to get the Pres nomination. Christie was hated for ‘the hug seen around the world’. He wouldn’t have fit in their klown car anyway. Can’t wait to see who they’re going to entertain us with.

    • 58 dotster3
      January 9, 2014 at 8:40 am

      Lyin’ Paul Ryan, likely.

      • 59 99ts
        January 9, 2014 at 8:53 am

        Jon Stewart’s nomination (I can’t find the link – but he gave the win to Ryan in an entertaining fashion).

          • 61 desertflower
            January 9, 2014 at 9:02 am

            Though comment from this post is spot on…and definitely NOT funny.

            Posideon • 15 minutes ago
            The MSM concocted an image of Christie as a politician who put politics aside for the good of the people of New Jersey… and sold it to the people of NJ and nationally… it was a sham!

            Now we see him for what he is… just another petty tyrant screwing the people of his state over for political ideology! He runs the state like a cross between Boss Tweed and a bad episode of the Sopranos.

            The state is full of stories about Christie’s “pay to play” machinations… even on the distribution of Sandy relief aid that he doles out mainly to towns that endorsed him. The voters of NJ chose to ignore his record on the issues… and bought the image that the MSM manufactured of him.

            There are serious charges being made about disruptions of emergency services for police and ambulances and possibly linking the traffic jam to one death. The calls for a federal prosecutor are growing louder by the day because of it.

            Can you imagine what he would do as a President? Any state that didn’t vote for him would suffer… and of course he would deny it all.

            • 62 99ts
              January 9, 2014 at 9:09 am

              I have thought the Sandy relief issue would bring him down – it’s always the small things that the big guys try to gloss over that cause the fall.

              And as I have mentioned elsewhere – the GOP congress is making sure those who voted for PBO are suffering through lack of funds, lack of health care, unemployment, food assistance – AND GOP Governors are attempting to stop many Obama supporters from being able to vote.

          • 63 99ts
            January 9, 2014 at 9:05 am

            That was it – not so tasteful – but very true

  30. January 9, 2014 at 8:38 am

    Interesting that after the initial media grab of Bob Woodward’s partisan, anti-PBO review of the Gates book, all in a flutter and a fever to report, the news reporting on this now seems to have gone anti-Gates. Most are awakening from their slumber and saying, “Hey, I’m with Obama on this, I’m anti-war too!” And all are observing that it is unprecedented and unseemly—and slimey– for Gates to write such a book now, while PBO is still in office——and after Obama went out of his way to have a good relationship with Gates, surprising him by awarding him the Medal of Freedom etc.

    • 65 99ts
      January 9, 2014 at 8:42 am

      Also gone anti Woodward – he misinterpreted and cherry picked from the book

    • January 9, 2014 at 9:28 am

      I think part of the background on Woodward’s characterization of the book is that McChrystal and Petraeus were leaking to Woodward–and those leaks are what undermined the President’s trust in his commanders. The President rightly felt that they were trying to game him and Woodward was part of that. So now Woodward is helping his sources.

  31. 67 Don
    January 9, 2014 at 8:40 am

    This fucking guy is about to throw away his chance at being President all because he wanted to close some funky ass bridge as payback to some funky ass mayor of some funky ass town, this guy is small potatoes.

    • 68 dotster3
      January 9, 2014 at 8:44 am

      It was the ugly political version of a mafia knee capping. Thought it was interesting that the Dem Ft. Lee mayor said last night on Hardball that he fears further retribution from Christie/his henchmen, if/when this all blows over. Sorta like the Sopranos there in Jersey.

      • 69 Don
        January 9, 2014 at 8:49 am

        The only difference is that in the end Tony Soprano usually walks away with an envelope filled with cash.

    • 70 desertflower
      January 9, 2014 at 8:46 am

      “V” for Vendetta…..is that who we want running things? We already HAD those idiots running things and that didn’t work out too well. Yo! Jersey! America! Wake the Fuck Up!!

  32. 72 99ts
    January 9, 2014 at 8:47 am

    I’m a little slow – but is there any difference between what happened with the traffic in NJ – and what Boehner and Co do every day – in retaliation because people voted for PBO?

    Never was the debt ceiling an issue with Bush
    Never was the budget an issue with Bush
    Never did they demand Bush cut deficits
    Never did they kill unemployment benefits and food stamps under Bush

    The people suffering the most here are the ones that were most likely to vote for PBO

    I will believe in the media when they start discussing these correlations and stop pretending that the IRS checking out so called “non-political” groups has any similarity.

    • 73 99ts
      January 9, 2014 at 8:47 am

      Folks are being punished by the GOP congress because they voted for PBO – exactly what happened in NJ.

      • January 9, 2014 at 9:03 am

        I would argue the GOP plan to sabotage the economy hurts everyone and not just the people who are likely to vote for PBO. Just the refusal to expand Medicaid in red states is certainly hurting Republican voters. They are counting on the failure of the media to accurately assess blame to keep their voters even after they screw them.

      • 75 No Child Left Behind
        January 9, 2014 at 10:40 am

        Ditto.

    • 76 Vicki
      January 9, 2014 at 8:58 am

      I see your point 99 and agree with you

      • 77 99ts
        January 9, 2014 at 9:03 am

        They decided this the evening of the inauguration – make the people pay for electing President Obama. Don’t know why it took me so long to see the similarity.

  33. 78 africa
    January 9, 2014 at 8:50 am

    It never fails. Blowback.

  34. 79 Don
    January 9, 2014 at 8:52 am

    What a day! Christie is in trouble and some guy’s memoir all but praises President Obama’s leadership, and it isn’t even 9 a.m. yet.

  35. 80 Linda
    January 9, 2014 at 8:53 am

    Good Morning………

    I hope someone does a parody of Bridge-gate using the Soprano’s theme song.

  36. 82 amk for obama
    January 9, 2014 at 8:56 am
  37. 83 Don
    January 9, 2014 at 8:58 am

    Where’s the sex, I mean really, you don’t screw up this royally without sex being involved.

  38. 86 Don
    January 9, 2014 at 9:01 am

    They have got to be laughing their asses off in the west wing.

  39. 87 99ts
    January 9, 2014 at 9:02 am

    Clicking off – Chuckie is interviewing McCain about Iraq – that is who Bob Gates should have written into his book

  40. 89 Vicki
    January 9, 2014 at 9:02 am

    According to the NY Times there has been a thorough long-term investigation of Christie. Many examples of petty self-serving actions and a regime of intimidation
    I do not think that Christie will come out of this well. maybe not at all.

    • 90 jackiegrumbacher
      January 9, 2014 at 9:28 am

      Vicki–I hope these instances of intimidation and self-serving are publicized and not talked about in generalized terms. I would bet that there are a lot of injured parties in NJ who have been waiting for this moment to speak up.

      • 91 Vicki
        January 9, 2014 at 10:43 am

        Once there is a breach this big I think detailed disclosures will continue—-no matter if the MSM/GOP tries to supppress the facts and spin the info in Christie’s favor.

  41. 92 africa
    January 9, 2014 at 9:02 am
  42. 93 amk for obama
    January 9, 2014 at 9:06 am

    The pilot, Lt. Col. James Wilkerson, had been found guilty in November 2012 by an all-male jury in what was seen as a test of the Air Force’s willingness to tackle such crimes. Franklin’s decision to grant clemency infuriated many female lawmakers and activists, who said the outcome would discourage victims from reporting abuse.

    Congress has since passed several measures to bolster the investigation of sex crimes in the military and has stripped commanders of the authority to overturn convictions — an outcome of Franklin’s decision in the Aviano case.

  43. 94 africa
    January 9, 2014 at 9:08 am
  44. 96 Don
    January 9, 2014 at 9:10 am

    Greed has undone many politicians; Christie just won the governorship by seventy percent of the vote. The guy was on the fast track to the Whitehouse, and he had the media eating out of his hand. And what does he do, he tries to fuck over some small time mayor of some small time town. These guys never see the big picture; Christie just had to go after that last piece of crumb.

  45. 98 africa
    January 9, 2014 at 9:11 am
    • 99 jackiegrumbacher
      January 9, 2014 at 9:25 am

      Africa, this is terrific news. The Dems are right about this being a winning issue. In Pa alone, 89,600 unemployed are adversely affected by the Republicans’ willingness to put politics over people and don’t think those who run against Sen. Toomey in 2016 are going to let people forget it. Almost 90,000 plus relatives and sympathetic friends equals a big vote loss.

  46. 100 amk for obama
    January 9, 2014 at 9:13 am
    • 102 Linda
      January 9, 2014 at 9:56 am

      I like the one with the traffic cone as a dunce cap……and the GWB on it reminds me of our former dunce President.

  47. 103 africa
    January 9, 2014 at 9:17 am
  48. 104 amk for obama
    January 9, 2014 at 9:17 am

    LOL.

  49. 106 africa
    January 9, 2014 at 9:19 am
  50. 107 africa
    January 9, 2014 at 9:22 am
  51. 108 amk for obama
    January 9, 2014 at 9:23 am
  52. 109 amk for obama
    January 9, 2014 at 9:24 am
  53. 110 amk for obama
    January 9, 2014 at 9:27 am
  54. 111 amk for obama
    January 9, 2014 at 9:28 am
  55. 112 africa
    January 9, 2014 at 9:37 am
  56. 113 africa
    January 9, 2014 at 9:39 am
    • 114 Don
      January 9, 2014 at 10:08 am

      I understand what you are saying Africa, but don’t separate Christie from his staff. A subordinate wouldn’t close down the busiest bridge in the country without orders for their boss.

  57. 115 99ts
    January 9, 2014 at 9:41 am

    g’nite everyone – small part of me would like to hear Christie speak live – but that will be 2am in my world – the pillow beckons

    I’ll wait for the reviews on TOD later in your day :)

  58. 117 Linda
    January 9, 2014 at 9:44 am

    I am seeing ads slamming Republicans on the UI issue here in Atlanta…..

  59. 118 africa
    January 9, 2014 at 9:44 am
  60. 119 Linda
    January 9, 2014 at 10:03 am

    Susan Page is saying that Christie can recover.

    Joe Johns is still pushing the ” traffic study ” meme

    • 120 Don
      January 9, 2014 at 10:12 am

      Of course Joe Johns is pushing the traffic study bullshit, he’s just glad to have a job. Every time I see this guy is looks sad.

      • 121 Desertflower
        January 9, 2014 at 10:27 am

        I went to school with him. He may have changed over the years, but he was actually very nice and a bit on the shy side .

    • 122 dotster3
      January 9, 2014 at 10:26 am

      That must be the assigned CNN meme for today. Heard Dana Bash say the same thing, that Christie recovery could start at 11:01 today.

  61. 124 Melanie
    January 9, 2014 at 10:09 am

    Oh great we gotta see this bozo with PBO today. Thankfully PBO is above politics:))

    One of the "Promise Zones" is in Kentucky; Sen. Rand Paul will attend today's East Room event w/President, his office says— West Wing Reports (@WestWingReport) January 9, 2014

  62. 125 Don
    January 9, 2014 at 10:17 am

    Does Rand Paul know he’s just the d’oeuvre.

  63. 126 JER
    January 9, 2014 at 10:21 am
  64. 127 donna dem 4 obama
    January 9, 2014 at 10:22 am

    GM TOD

    • 128 Vicki
      January 9, 2014 at 10:46 am

      Barbara Buono on Lawrence last night called the Christie administration a “para-military organization.” Sen. Buono says nobody goes to the bathroom without Christie’s permission.

  65. 129 Linda
    January 9, 2014 at 10:24 am

    ok…..

    Now there needs to be heavy pressure on Christie to release the data on the Sandy relief spending ….he is refusing to do that.

    Where is Issa’s oversight committee now ?

  66. 130 amk for obama
    January 9, 2014 at 10:31 am
  67. 131 amk for obama
    January 9, 2014 at 10:36 am
  68. 132 amk for obama
    January 9, 2014 at 10:38 am
  69. 133 Linda
    January 9, 2014 at 10:38 am

    obamacare breast cancer drugs

    WASHINGTON — Certain medications that are intended to prevent breast cancer will be fully covered under Obamacare, in new guidance set to be issued by the Department of Health and Human Services Thursday morning.

    Women at increased risk of breast cancer can receive so-called chemoprevention drugs, including tamoxifen and raloxifene, without a co-pay or other out-of-pocket expense.

    Under Obamacare, most health insurance companies and employer plans must offer certain preventive services at no cost to patients.

    • 134 Don
      January 9, 2014 at 10:46 am

      I just read that article, amazing. While President Obama is literally trying to fight breast cancer by providing free drugs, Christie is out closing down some goddamn bridge because some guy didn’t kiss his ring.

  70. 135 amk for obama
    January 9, 2014 at 10:40 am
  71. 139 amk for obama
    January 9, 2014 at 10:44 am

    Now we are talking.

  72. 140 dotster3
    January 9, 2014 at 10:45 am

    I see the U.S. Atty. in N.J. is opening an investigation into the lane closures, according to NYT.

  73. 141 donna dem 4 obama
    January 9, 2014 at 10:46 am

    So I just read that Joe and Mika admitted to being close personal friends of Christie on their show this morning. Can anyone who watched it confirm this for me please?

  74. 144 Jovie
    January 9, 2014 at 10:53 am

    NYT reports: “U.S. Attorney in New Jersey to Open Inquiry Into Lane Closures”

    Ooops!

  75. 145 0388jojothecat
    January 9, 2014 at 10:59 am

    I heard one of the top aides, is fighting a subpoena…..all of them have lawyered up. If this goes to a grand jury they have to talk. I don’t know if they can take the fifth or not….any lawyers out there?

  76. 146 dotster3
    January 9, 2014 at 11:09 am

    Sounds like he’s going to throw his staff under the bus——he was kept completely in the dark, hahaha.

  77. 147 anniebella
    January 9, 2014 at 11:35 am

    Is Darrell Issa investigating Gov. Christie?


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