Posts tagged NJ
Posts tagged NJ
Obama & Christie Tour Sandy’s Damage In NJ, Kindle Leadership Bromance
President Obama and New Jersey Governor Chris Christie surveyed Sandy’s damage in the Garden State today, with each politician taking pains to acknowledge the other’s exceptional leadership skills during a crisis. “I want to just let you know that your governor is working overtime to make sure that as soon as possible everybody can get back to normal,” Obama told a crowd in Brigantine, New Jersey. Christie then returned the favor: “It’s really important to have the president of the United States acknowledge all the suffering that’s going on here in New Jersey and I appreciate it very much.” However, the pool report fails to acknowledge rumors that the president gently brushed Christie’s bangs out of his face as Modern English’s “I Melt With You” blasted through the PA system.
Pool reporter Kathleen Hennessey noted that the people at the event seemed to be pleased with the president.
Robin Barrella, a 51-year-old cocktail waitress at Harrah’s, came to the shelter two nights ago. She hasn’t seen her house since the water was starting to come in on Tuesday. “I’m almost afraid to see it,” she said.
On the president she said: “If it wasn’t for him … Since he’s been our president, things have gotten a little easier. I’m a single parent, I’ve had it hard. I get food stamps now. I lost my job I was able to get insurance for myself and my son. So I like him we’re very excited.”
Cheryl Howardell watched the president from a table at the back of the room. Howardell said she came to the center Thursday morning looking for hot coffee and somewhere to charge her phone.
She said she’s lived on Brigantine since 1957 and never seen the water come up as high as it did this week. She saw waves crashing down her street.
“It was scary. I’ll never stay again,” she said.
Of the president’s visit, she said: “It’s wonderful I can’t imagine that the president would come to our small island.” Howardell sat next to her brother, Tucker smith, a 70-year-old retired NYC firefighter.
“He’s not just talking, he’s here doing something,” Smith said of the president.
Both said they plan to vote for the president next week.
Meanwhile, Mitt Romney is campaigning in Florida, and says he has no plans to tour any areas affected by Hurricane Sandy. He is, however, more than happy to spend $5,000 at Wal-Mart to give supporters props at a donation event.
Photo : Governor Christie meets the president in Atlantic City (AP)
Enough With The Fat Jokes of the Day: Mitt Romney finally clinched the GOP nominationTuesday night, and his wife Ann’s speech was heartfelt, if stiff.
But really, the only thing worth noting from Day 1 of the Republican National Convention is that Chris Christie, Republican governor of New Jersey, appeared during his keynote speech to be at his heaviest weight since bursting onto the national political scene several years ago — and members of the media were less than compassionate.
The GOP star is no stranger to fat jokes, however, and played it cool, as usual:Introduced to the Michigan delegation at the convention Tuesday morning by a woman from a restaurant trade group, Christie could not resist.
“Did she just ask if I’m aware of the restaurant industry? Seriously?” Christie deadpanned. ”Yes, I am mildly aware of the restaurant industry, in New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Connecticut. Yeah, the entire region!”
Can we all just leave my Governor’s weight out of politics? I haven’t found a reason to hate him yet- not that I’ve been keeping up with local politics, though I should- but even then I’m not gonna take shots at his weight. That is so fucking juvenile seriously you people are supposed to be adults. Or are immature children running our media (and country)?
Hope this link works but basically:
We’ve been made aware of a house with 100+ cats in South NJ.
To make matters more urgent though (aside frm living overcrowded and in filth), the cats need to be removed ASAP! The courts are involved now and all of these nice, healthy, beautiful cats could be removed any day now by the town and we know what will happen to them then…
It’s not their fault their owner didn’t get hem fixed and they kept reproducing…
Again, there are countless healthy, socialable (not feral!) cats that deserve love, safety and kindness. There are cats of every color, size, age and hair length! They need to get out of this dangerous, filthy, overcrowded house ASAP.
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Pass this on, if nothing else please.