I’ve got the guts and balls to say it:
This IS a WAR ON RELIGION, a war to keep it in the heart, the home, and in the churches, and to not let it encroach into every public and private institution.
(As our founding fathers wanted it.)
Did Snoop Dogg invent the twizzle?
What’s up with Gov. Christie? He’s doing it all wrong. Here’s what you do now:
1. Stay in NJ for the rest of your term. Never leave NJ.
2. Stay in NJ for the rest of your term. Never leave NJ.
3. Be the best Governor New Jersey has ever seen.
4. Be the best Governor the US has ever seen.
5. Fix the traffic on I-287, (see #3).
6. Give the NJ Democratic Party something it desperately wants.
7. Write a book outlining your vision of governance and your vision of what you think is the best way to run a state and the US.
8 Give interviews and press conferences to anyone who asks.
9. Since you say you didn’t know about Bridgegate, do your own investigation about it and take the necessary steps to make sure something like it never happens again. Fire people, put new systems or policies into place, reorganize the org-chart and such as required. And do this out in the open, fully transparent, and update the public as you go and as things turn up.
10. Reform the Part Authority as much as possible as the Governor of NJ.
11. Stop running for president, or at least stop making it so damn obvious!
12. (optional) Cut property taxes. Again. Noting make a Jersey person happier!
You gotta love (and by love I mean hate) Wall Street: CVS Caremark decides to stop selling tobacco products in its drug stores and Wall Street knocks the stock price down.
Yeah, sure, Wall Street, you can have ALL my retirement money!!
So Christie knew nothing and his staff refuses to talk. And all of them are expecting us to be a-ok with it.
It’s no longer (entirely) about the accusations but about the response to the accusations, and all the accused have proven, with their stonewalling and evasion, that they don’t deserve the power and authority the public has entrusted them with, because this entire affair has been about openness and accountability from the very start.
Yes, true, we’re all innocent until proven guilty, but as a public servant serving at the pleasure of the people, any allegation of impropriety carries higher consequence than when an ordinary citizen finds them self in a similar circumstance.
If a regular cop or fireman wound up with similar allegations on them, they would be suspended pending outcome of the investigation.
Here’s the fundamental flaw in Republican thinking: when US citizens are taxed on average of 40% (federal, state, local, usage, & sales taxes) over their entire lives, we actually expect something back for all that money. We want to know that we can get some of that money back if we lose a job or become very ill. We don’t want to have to ask our neighbors or our churches for financial help, as those groups are rarely in a position to provide substantial help for any meaningful period of time. Plus, we’re proud and private people and don’t want to admit our shortcomings to those groups or be a burden to them. Of course we do not want government that’s too big or that’s inefficient, but we do not want no government at all; we do want government services if we need them. And there is NOTHING shameful, selfish, or morally wrong with that.
One of the main concerns of the anti-GMO movement is that one day GMOs will adversely affect an ecosystem or multiple ecosystems and cause havoc as they displace indigenous plants and animals. Newsflash: that has already happened, not by GMOs, but by the species Homo sapiens.
We, people, we are the super-weed, the stink bug, the Asian carp.
So perhaps we need to label all newborn children with a tattoo that reads: “WARNING: this organism poses a threat to the health of mother earth”?