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January 21st, 2015 at 6:35:10 PM permalink
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Not to worry, there are likely to still be several dice influencing, political, and police brutality threads to keep us all entertained.



I've been waiting months for the first Republican to say a word in rebuke about Chris Christy wasting millions of taxpayer money on backing the Revel. Yet they are all quick to mention Solyndra. I'd like to see a thread about that.
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7star4now
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January 21st, 2015 at 7:35:47 PM permalink
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I've been waiting months for the first Republican to say a word in rebuke about Chris Christy wasting millions of taxpayer money on backing the Revel. Yet they are all quick to mention Solyndra. I'd like to see a thread about that.



no worries - everything under control?
I assume this guy will be empowered as Gambling Czar, change AC's lousy uncompetitive BJ rules, et al?

'Christie may appoint emergency manager in Atlantic City, officials say

TRENTON — Atlantic City is poised to have a powerful emergency manager brought in by the state to oversee city government, officials said.'

The emergency manager position was one recommendation of an advisory commission formed by Gov. Chris Christie. The governor is scheduled to hold a third summit in the struggling city on Thursday in an effort pull it from economic hardship.
http://www.nj.com/politics/index.ssf/2015/01/christie_may_appoint_emergency_manager_in_atlantic.html
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January 21st, 2015 at 7:55:00 PM permalink
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Ok, so you guys know how much I detest censorship, but in this case, should "The wizard" be suspended for infiltrating our board with inflammatory off topic remarks?



I said that as a suggestion for a topic idea, as opposed to suggest you guys discuss that in this thread.

Since you phrase your post as a question, I assume it isn't an official complaint of hijacking. Yet, if I get a single complaint, whether public or private, that I have violated my own rule against thread hijacking, I will suspend myself for three days.

Either way, I apologize for even the appearance of hijacking and request forgiveness of the board.
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7star4now
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January 21st, 2015 at 8:04:16 PM permalink
Quote: Wizard

I said that as a suggestion for a topic idea, as opposed to suggest you guys discuss that in this thread.

Since you phrase your post as a question, I assume it isn't an official complaint of hijacking. Yet, if I get a single complaint, whether public or private, that I have violated my own rule against thread hijacking, I will suspend myself for three days.

Either way, I apologize for even the appearance of hijacking and request forgiveness of the board.



That is so cool!

InTheKnow Bob- you are still here & The Wizard is suspended.

Only in America!

Although I protest the wizard's suspension of himself- on the grounds that The Wizard denied himself of free speech!

He'll get over that?
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January 21st, 2015 at 8:13:41 PM permalink
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I've been waiting months for the first Republican to say a word in rebuke about Chris Christy wasting millions of taxpayer money on backing the Revel.

It is a moot question. The "millions" were supposed to have been a variety of tax breaks over quite a number of years.

"Revel tax break’s a loser for N.J. if other casinos close
February 10th, 2011 | by Deborah Howlett | Published in Editorials & Op-Eds
Press of Atlantic City

[Quote removed by management]

--new jersey policy perspective
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January 21st, 2015 at 11:22:48 PM permalink
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It is a moot question. The "millions" were supposed to have been a variety of tax breaks over quite a number of years.



First, I removed the very lengthy quote in your above post. Quotations are supposed to be in moderation, and that was not moderate. Moderation means a sentence or two.

Second, point taken. Nevertheless, I will support any candidate that doesn't play favoritism in the private sector by giving selective tax breaks. It should be a level playing field, letting the strong survive and the weak perish. This kind of social Darwinism I thought was a philosophy the GOP supported.
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January 22nd, 2015 at 12:39:13 AM permalink
I don't think most active Republicans regard Chris Christie as part of the Republican Party. I think he's widely regarded as the head of the Chris Christie Party. A point of view which will probably be made more sharply beginning in about six months, when he competes with others in places that are not named New Jersey.
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January 22nd, 2015 at 4:30:54 AM permalink
I'm sure it will come up more as the election trail gets more serious. But there are many things that make Christie a large target for both strict fiscal conservatives and social conservatives.

Everything from trampling the human rights of gun owners, bending over to illegal immigrants, and cracking down on unions (yes this is conservative, but it annoys just enough people without satisfying for strong fiscal constancy).

And, having an addiction to federal handouts and pork barrel spending. "Christie is the king of bacon" -Rand Paul.

And, the fact that he is just a rude jerk allows ample hits against him.
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January 22nd, 2015 at 4:49:21 AM permalink
I think Christie is trying not to be a "large target" or be addicted to "pork barrel" or allow "ample hits" and its called Lap-Band surgery.
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January 22nd, 2015 at 5:48:18 AM permalink
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I think Christie is trying not to be a "large target" or be addicted to "pork barrel" or allow "ample hits" and its called Lap-Band surgery.



Maybe I'm an optimist. But I just can't take Christie seriously, as a politician. He seems like a seriously flawed human being. Also he's a cowboys fan from NJ. So something is really wrong with him. :)

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