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Not NJ: I Guess She’s Not A Goldwater Girl Anymore

Goldwater Girl Daisy Ad

Back in 1964 Lyndon Johnson/ Barry Goldwater presidential campaign the Democrats ran the famously quiet but brutal Daisy ad against Barry Goldwater, questioning his sanity and his fitness to have his finger on the button that could launch a nuclear…
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What Deflate-Gate Teaches Us About Chris Christie

promoted by Rosi

Tom Brady, the brash and beautiful four-time Superbowl Champion quarterback for the Patriots, is scheduled to miss the first four games of the 2015 NFL season because some of his underlings broke the rules.

Chris Christie, the brash and boastful two-time Governor of the state of New Jersey, is losing ground on his Presidential campaign over questions regarding his underlings who broke the law.

Neither Brady nor Christie think they did anything wrong, because they didn’t instruct their underlings to be nefarious, and didn’t know the nefarious stuff was happening when it happens.

The NFL called foul on Brady, saying that it is more likely than not he knew and that he impeded the investigation. Unfortunately, the Commissioner of Football has more power over Tom Brady than the US Attorney has over Chris Christie.

Both created an atmosphere of lawlessness where the most important thing was winning, and a close second was screwing with your opponent. And sometimes screwing with the opponent came first.

They’re responsible, even if Christie’s not culpable.

Rutgers Alum Kenny Britt Stages National Ferguson Protest

UPDATE: The St. Louis Police Officers Association demanded these 5 St. Louis Rams players be disciplined and fined for their act of solidarity with Ferguson protesters on the field Sunday. But today, the NFL said no: “We respect and understand the concerns of all individuals who have expressed views on this tragic situation.” – Rosi

Kenny Britt is best known as a wide receiver who starred for the Rutgers football team, and lately as the same for the Saint Louis Rams.

Yesterday Britt and some teammates decided to use their fame and televised game to make a political statement about the shooting of unarmed teenager Michael Brown by police officer Darren Brown.  

Wide receivers Tavon Austin and Kenny Britt came out together first, with the move obscured by a smoke machine in the upper reaches of the Edward Jones Dome. Stedman Bailey, Jared Cook and Chris Givens – all of whom are black – then came out and stood together with arms raised.

After Tre Mason scored on an 8-yard run to make it 45-0 in the fourth quarter, he and Britt raised their hands together.

The St. Louis Police Association has called for disciplinary action against the players for using their First Amendment rights.  I kind of hope the NFL does to keep the issue alive even longer.

Christie in the Dallas Cowboys Owner’s Box, rooting against the Giants

Check @GovChristie w/#Cowboys owner Jerry Jones, rooting against #Giants. Gonna root for Canada at the Olympics too?

              – @RonenKauffman

Texas Electoral Votes = 38

New Jersey Electoral Votes = 14

Christie’s in Texas, in the owner’s box, rooting for the Dallas Cowboys against the Giants. Past how gross that fact is, can Chris Christie really afford to hang with the swells right now, when he’s ignoring the pretty damn disturbing news about New Jersey’s spiking poverty?

Oh wait, he doesn’t give a rat’s ass.

Chris Christie w Cowboys owner Jerry Jones

Chris Christie is a Cowboys Fan

Well, this is no surprise.  A bully from NJ who grew up in the 1970s is a Cowboys fan.  At the time the Giants and Jets were pretty bad, so kids who preferred winning to supporting the local team became followers of the Steelers or Cowboys.  

“The last answer is one of the things that gets all of my political advisors nervous. So get ready for a nervous moment… for them, they’re going to get nervous now. Because my favorite football team is not the New York (sic) Giants, it’s not the New York (sic) Jets and it’s not the Philadelphia Eagles. Get ready now. My favorite football team is the Dallas Cowboys.”

— New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R), quoted by CBS New York

It also explains why Christie is more interested in the American Dream mall than in ensuring Jersey Giants and Jersey Jets fans can get to the games on Sundays.