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Good Afternoon TOD.
Good afternoon, Mariele! Good afternoon, Mr. President. Watching him on MSNBC.
Stories Add Up as Bully Image Trails Christie
By KATE ZERNIKE
He was surprised to receive a handwritten note from Mr. Christie, telling him that he had heard the comments, and that he didn’t like them.
“I thought it was a joke,” Mr. McKeon recalled. “What governor would take the time to write a personal note over a relatively innocuous comment?”
But the gesture would come to seem genteel compared with the fate suffered by others in disagreements with Mr. Christie: a former governor who was stripped of police security at public events; a Rutgers professor who lost state financing for cherished programs; a state senator whose candidate for a judgeship suddenly stalled; another senator who was disinvited from an event with the governor in his own district.
And that was a man the media was crowning presidential just a few months ago. For shame!
Sounds a lot like the revenge stories I read about in 2008 when I was researching about Sarah Palin. Hope these stories of other bullying incidents stay in the news.
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Lawmakers have accused a former appointee of Gov. Chris Christie of contempt after he refused to answer questions from a legislative committee looking into a scandal involving punitive traffic lane closures.
David Wildstein is asserting his right to remain silent on the advice of his lawyer. Wildstein refused to say where he previously worked, and his lawyer said he would assert the right to remain silent to all questions.
Lawmakers say the contempt charge will be referred to law enforcement.
Did I hear his attorney mentioned the word “immunity”? Maybe we have a “rat” in the making?
I didn’t hear that……..
Maybe we will get lucky and Bridgett Kelly will take him down…….he called her a liar ….
I only saw one photo of her, and she looks like she has enough inner rage to take him down. My perspective, only.
This is good. Say good bye to your presidential aspirations, Christie.
Love how the President will place “Promise Zones” in “economically distressed areas,” for the good of America’s children!
This is a wonderful presentation. I am so proud of President Obama.
And now I’m proud of the student named Roger, who’s so proud to be there, too!
Tell me about it. Pres. Obama likened himself to Roger, in his growing-up years – can you just imagine how that made that young man feel? Oh, my.
Waterworks for me also Ladyhawke and jaacquelineoboomer. Yes, did you see the smile on Roger’s face? One to keep forever.HZ
Loved it. Wish there was a way to follow up on all of the young people the President has singled out for greatness!
The LA and Philly mayors, a state legislator from San Antonio, and a tribal leader are at the President’s event today.
@RevJJackson @JOBoomr http://t.co/nmAgsgiWvt— Joseph P Delphin, Jr (@jpdel11) January 09, 2014
McConnell and Rand Paul are in the house. You go Mr. President. And POTUS called the names. Prayers still being answered.HZ
Yes, they are, HZ. Yes, they are.
“Every kid in this country can make it.” — President Obama
“Let us act and make it happen this year.” President Barack Obama.
I love my president and will do all that is within my power to help him do it. HZ
Just muted MSNBC when they got to the after-party, saying there’s only some bi-partisan support for the Promise Zones.
And that, ladies and gentlemen, is one of the things wrong with putting Republicans in office. Just one of ‘em. Gag.
Not to worry. MSNBC gave the President’s remarks three seconds, and then they went back to the Christie story.
Did anyone ask Christie how many calls, complaints and e-mails he’d gotten while the Bridge was sabotaged?
And if he is that Big Powerful Governor that exists in his own mind, why didn’t he remove the cones?
New York officials walked out on the Bridge to the state line and cleared all the cones from NY side.
Because Christie was perfectly okay with the Bridge blockage.
Republicans demand Obama be held personally responsible for #ObamaCare website. But Gov. Christie shouldn't be held personally responsible?!— Chico Delainky (@ChicoDelainky) January 09, 2014
Kristal Welker, for your information President Barack Obama does not have another election to run. This is not about POTUS, but maybe you should do your research and report how these Republicans Governors do not cooperate in these states.
I detest Kristal ? reporting. I do not believe that she has the interest of this WH in reporting about it. I would love to see her go!HZ
the worst. I said weeks ago that Martin B might have been glad to go rather than have to listen to robot Kristen Welker use up her time on his show in such a way that nothing accurate and newsworthy got discussed.
Christie is the rapist who insists on a face to face with his victim
Mayor Sokolich refuses and Christie (DSM 4) a textbook case of narcissistic personality disorder feels “hurt.”
This is the GOP.
Good for Sokolich.
Eastern Kentucky is a good place to do this….
That part of the State has the most people addicted to Oxycontin in the country according to a Documentary I saw titled ” The Oxy Express ”
The officer interviewed said that 95 % of his arrests are for it. He also said that the dealers go to Florida to get it at those pain clinics that are on every corner down there. The prescriptions are all filled in Florida and sold on the streets in KY.
AG, Eric Holder was sitting on the front row right there with our president. Things will get done. Trust me. HZ
@BillieJeanKing Glad that @BarackObama and #PromiseZones have your support! We The People are with him all the way!— (@JOBoomr) January 09, 2014
Give it to me in 20 words or less – what has been happening? I have been looking in periodically while I pretend to take down Christmas decorations and every time I have looked I see a new post or two. End result is that I am completely ‘lost’. This is one of those times I would need Utal to summarize the actual posts, including comments!
Here goes: Christie lied and PBO is wonderful!
Do you think you could add a bit more info, Layla – you have 14 more words?
I am a woman of few words vc lol
So I’m stuck with the first summary? Well, thank you, though it’s no more than I got from sticking my head in and out so far today.
Ha. The rest of us have no chance, then.
Bottom line … I can’t get any work done beyond greeting clients and then checking them out … the paper work has to wait. I cannot tear myself away from TOD and the Christie story. Just can’t. It is so bad that it is good. I want the GOP destroyed; have wanted that since Watergate. And yes, I love my President and I want to focus on the positive that he is doing today and each day in spite of the Republicans, but I can’t tear myself away from eagerly awaiting the last tidbit of information on Christie. Give me the deets.
I’m going to stay close to you DaisyD so that when you get the deets, I can get a quick picture of what’s up. The thought of having to read all the posts I’ve missed today in their entirety causes my liver to quiver.
MSNBC is live in Fort Lee waiting for Christie to show up……..how pathetic
Oh for pete’s sake
Maybe while they are there they can interview the family of the deceased 91 year old or the parents of the missing child!!!!!!
This is just nauseating.
When Tweety is having a hard time believing Christie – things are bad….
To believe Christie you must believe he saw no evil, heard no evil, spoke no evil for the entire 5 months of this matter.— Chris Matthews (@hardball_chris) January 09, 2014
Oh Oh! Reverse tingle!!!
Could be the first time I’ve ever R/Td Tweety.
Sounds like you need to come up with a nice limerick about “Re-tweeting Tweety”
There once was a guy we called Tweety
Whom none of us like, he’s so needy
But I retweeted Tweety’s tweet -
He’d slammed Christie, quite the feat -
Even though they’re both similarly seedy.
We need an archived collection of your limericks!
Ha. These dorks make it easy!
So @hardball_chris appears #GovChristie is no longer a fount of 'tingles' for you ;)— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) January 09, 2014
Not An Isolated Incident: Christie Has Been Repeatedly Accused Of Political Retribution
Maybe all of his “aides” will get together and let the cat out of the proverbial bag.
A typical Rethug.
I hope Bridgett Kelly is trying to get in contact with Gloria Allred. Christie really dropped the hammer on her, he called her a liar. You don’t call the person that knows where the bodies are buried a liar.
Hope she is not suddenly a ‘missing person’
Don, I just prayed that prayer. Let her get the best of the best of the lawyers. Please.HZ
Kelly is not a nice person given her involvement and support for the bridge closing. I would hope that Allred would refuse to represent her. Let her take her punishment like the thug she is, along with Christie’s other close aides.
Christie is all about power. Not the power of the people and how their power can hampered in a moment by power grabbing people like him.HZ
Here’s an example of what NOT to do when the media puts out garbage…
@Chernynkaya Reacting to media reports (which are almost always incomplete or distorted)?— (@aspirational12) January 09, 2014
Yeah, I had to remove someone from my main Twitter list as he was running around with his hair on fire.
Where is the sex in all of this, it has to be somewhere deep down in that cesspool of an office. Somebody has to be screwing somebody, arrogance and greed usually accompanies sex.
And power. Christie’s all about power.
Ha! Maybe there was sex but that person got squished to death!
Are you still looking for the sex, Don? I seem to remember you looking on one of the earlier occasions this morning when I popped in. It’s probably so well-hidden that you may not find it this time. :grin|:
In one photo I saw Christie was looking at the Kelly gal like she was a delicious cupcake.
But that’s all I got.
Guess the Rs in the Senate are back to “hurting children” …
.@SenatorReid on Ayotte amdt: We are not going to hurt American children, and that's what it does.— Senate D Floor Watch (@DSenFloor) January 09, 2014
Holding Pattern on Senate Floor. Sen. Heller is in out with broken ankle? Leader Reid, Boxer in discussion now. Waiting for an update on the status of the bill extending unemployment benefits.HZ
Fingers crossed. (Unreal.)
I was just getting ready to add a comment to LL’[s post when I see a new thread opened up. Anyway, LL, I was also thinking of the Henry II comparisons in regardsd to Christie. The difference is, Henry actually accepted some responsibility for the actions of his minions, even though he still threw them under the carriage.
Reid is calling for cloture on multiple amendments
Portman just accused Reid of ” filling the tree ” so Republicans cannot stall and drag this out.
Harry Reid is wondering why Republicans need a ” memo ” to tell them how to talk about the unemployment.
Polite way to say ‘Koch script’
Huge media crowd waiting in Fort Lee…..lots of cameras and barricades.
They wanted the photo of Christie and the Ft. Lee mayor arm and arm, maybe kiss and make up——so all could be forgiven and everyone could forget and move along now.
Glad the mayor declined the invitation.
The photo-op moment.
.@Govchristie arrives at the Fort Lee municipal building. http://t.co/mC56mkY9K4— Katie Zezima (@katiezez) January 09, 2014
His fat face is making me ill!!!
It’s on days like this that I really miss Martin Bashir. He would have had such fun with this whole Christie story, would have made mincemeat of that whole press mess.
What part of the #GOPHatesYou !!! Don't You Understand ??? Your Life Depends on how You Vote! http://t.co/FeNWLMYQ38— Hen Dems (@Hendems) January 09, 2014
If you'll close a bridge to get even with one person, you're not America's future; you're America's problem. #p2 #hillary2016 @GovChristie— Casey (@pari_passu) January 09, 2014
I like this Casey tweet!
The "evils" of Socialism: Everyone in Norway becomes a millionaire dailym.ai/1lE9gVn— Tally (@bardgal) January 09, 2014
Now that your butt is exposed, who's gonna remove the shaft?#GovChristie http://t.co/hf9n1uOlw3— Nelson (@Yardarm756DD) January 09, 2014
They are voting on DC judge Wilkins.
What is the count so far, I do not see it on CSpan
Not sure …I don’t think this is the final vote…
OK I see it is a procedural vote TY
MIAMI (AP) — A man held at Guantanamo Bay who was previously deemed too dangerous to release has been re-evaluated by a U.S. government panel reviewing cases as part of an effort to close the prison, officials said Thursday.
The six-member board decided that Mahmud Mujahid, who has been held at Guantanamo since January 2002, no longer poses a “continuing significant threat” to the United States and is eligible for transfer out of the U.S. base in Cuba, the Pentagon said in a statement.
Mujahid, who was accused of being an al-Qaida fighter and bodyguard for Osama bin Laden although never charged with a crime, was one of dozens of men designated as too dangerous to release but could not be prosecuted for reasons such as a lack of evidence or jurisdiction. President Barack Obama directed authorities to review their cases as part of a renewed effort to close the prison, where the U.S. holds 155 men.
Mujahid, 33, was the first prisoner to go before the review board. He appeared with his lawyer and two personal representatives by video link from the base in Cuba with representatives of six government agencies in Washington.
His lawyer, David Remes, welcomed the news.
“It’s been a long time coming,” Remes said. “He never should have been held and now after 12 years he should be reunited with his family. There is no longer any excuse for keeping him at Guantanamo.”
No decision has been made on when Mujahid would be released from Guantanamo, said Army Lt. Col Todd Breasseale, a Pentagon spokesman.
The U.S. previously banned any transfers of prisoners to Yemen because of instability in the Mideast country. Obama has since said future releases there would be made on a case-by-case basis.
Of nearly 80 prisoners at Guantanamo cleared for transfer or release, more than 50 are from Yemen.
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