News Roundup & Open Thread for Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013

Here’s text of President Obama’s State of the Union address, in case you missed it – which I did.

#UnfriendChristie: “We want the world to see that there is another side of Chris Christie that’s not all snazzy fleece and one-liners.”

  • That’s Jeff Gardner’s quote in Charles Stile’s column about our coordinated protest of Mark Zuckerberg’s California fundraiser tonight for Christie.
  • Today, the #UnfriendChristie campaign moves to Facebook. Details to come.

    Democrats propose 24-bill gun safety package today

  • Common sense measures for safe gun use. Hearing in Assembly Law & Public Safety begins at 10am.
  • Source: NJ NRA opposes banning people on terrorist watch lists from having guns .
  • Blue Jersey will live-Tweet the hearing. Follow @BlueJersey.

    Congressman who beat the Watson supercomputer wants to honor the man who established the theory of evolution

  • Rush Holt: On Darwin Day, promoting scientific thinking.
  • Introduces Darwin Day resolution on House floor.

    But noooooo conflict at all

  • Just after the Christie admin gave a Florida business a big, no-bid contract to clean up after Sandy the company contributed $50k to a Republican organization that played a crucial role in the governor’s 2009 run for office. At least 4 other companies hired by NJ for cleanup have also opened checkbooks to the Republican Governors Assn.


  • Can Buono make a dent with economic issues? Schoonejongen
  • Buono’s Twitter account the victim of a spam bot?
  • Buono cited for not wearing seat belt in accident.

    This is going to cost NJ big – Thanks Gov. Christie

  • Report: Revel casino hires bankers, lawyers to prepare for possible bankruptcy.

    How Lautenberg & Christie don’t play it like the Pope

  • Challenged for his seat at 89, a Senator does not go gentle.
  • Age & weight no issue for NJ leaders (Karen Heller)


  • Joe D invites governor to his annual State of Essex County address.

    Police issues

  • Protest frames Camden police plan as civil rights issue.
  • NAACP: City, county want to ‘destroy’ racially diverse Camden police department
  • ACLU says NJ police departments flopped on complaints to internal affairs.

    Sandy Recovery

  • NJ is for lovers.
  • Facts & figures in this new report from National Hurricane Center are awful.
  • $4.75M  in federal aid to fix Sandy-battered roads inside NJ national parks.


  • Passaic Valley board moves toward allowing high school principal to carry handgun.

  • Comment (1)

    1. vmars

      Fleece cannot be snazzy.


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