Monthly Archives: September 2011

Liberals are obsessed with Christie’s weight as they lead the country down the path of ruin

As NewsBusters has been reporting, the media’s obsession with New Jersey Governor Chris Christie’s weight has become totally absurd.

On Friday’s “Morning Joe,” during a discussion about obesity prompted by a pathetic column by the Washington Post’s Eugene Robinson entitled “Christie’s Hefty Burden,” MSNBC’s Al Sharpton joked, “So what I think we should do is put Governor Christie in jail for 90 days” (video follows with transcript and commentary):

Read and see more via Al Sharpton: ‘Put Governor Christie In Jail For 90 Days’ To Lose Weight | NewsBusters.org.

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Joe Biden | Obama Economy | George W. Bush | The Daily Caller

Biden: Voters should blame Obama, not Bush, for economy

Vice President Joe Biden told Florida radio station WLRN on Thursday that voters should hold President Barack Obama, not former President George W. Bush, accountable for the poor state of America’s economy.

Conservative PAC American Crossroads circulated the startling statement Thursday afternoon, expecting it will take Democratic campaign strategists by surprise.

“Right now, understandably — totally legitimate — this is a referendum on Obama and Biden and the nature of the state of the economy,” Biden said.

Polls indicating that more Americans blame Bush for the economy than Obama are not relevant, Biden said.

“Even though fifty-some percent of the American people think that the economy tanked because of the last administration, that’s not relevant,” Biden stressed. “What’s relevant is we’re in charge. And right now we are the ones in charge and it’s gotten better, but it hasn’t gotten good enough.”

“I don’t blame them for being mad. We’re in charge,” Biden explained.

Via Joe Biden | Obama Economy | George W. Bush | The Daily Caller.

State Gets $5 Mil Bonus For Food Stamp Sign Up | Judicial Watch

Last Updated: Thu, 09/29/2011 – 3:26pm

In its quest to promote taxpayer-funded entitlement programs, the Obama Administration has actually rewarded one state with a $5 million bonus for its efficiency in adding food-stamp recipients to already bulging rolls.

It’s part of the administration’s campaign to eradicate “food insecure households” by improving access and increasing participation in the government’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). Incidentally, the program was recently changed to SNAP to eliminate the stigma that comes with a name like food stamps. Just a few months ago the federal agency that administers the program, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), launched a multi-million-dollar initiative to recruit more food-stamp participants even though the number of recipients has skyrocketed in the last few years.

This week Oregon officials bragged that the USDA has given the state $5 million in “performance bonuses” for ensuring that people eligible for food benefits receive them and for its “swift processing of applications.” The money comes on the heels of a separate $1.5 million award from the feds for making “accurate payments of food stamp benefits to clients.” So welfare recipients are clients? .

It marks the fifth consecutive year that Oregon has been “recognized” by the federal government for “exceptional administration” of the entitlement program, according to the announcement posted on the state’s Department of Human Services web site. The state official who runs SNAP assures that her staff will “continue working very hard to exceed expectations” so that Oregonians can “put healthy foods on their table quickly.”

Could this be why the number of food-stamp beneficiaries in Oregon has increased dramatically in the last few years? Since 2008 the state has seen a 60% boost in the number of food-stamp recipients, which means that more than 780,000 people (one out of five Oregonians) get groceries compliments of Uncle Sam.

As if this weren’t bad enough, the feds are also giving the state a two-year grant to test an “innovative approach” to the food-stamp “client eligibility review process.” This will make it even easier for people to get food stamps because it grants state officials a waiver that allows them to grant the benefit without interviewing the candidate.

Via State Gets $5 Mil Bonus For Food Stamp Sign Up | Judicial Watch.

NJ Gov. Chris Christie again considers a run for the White House – NYPOST.com

After months of hedging, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is giving serious thought to jumping into the ring for a GOP presidential run — and could make his decision next week, The Post has learned.

The announcement may come as soon as Monday, said sources familiar with Christie’s thinking.

The renewed consideration about a White House run came after prodding this week from some Republicans he idolizes, including former First Lady Nancy Reagan, former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, and former President George W. Bush, sources said.

“It’s more than just flattering,” a source close to Christie said, adding they helped convince Christie that he not only could win, but that he has what it takes to be president.

Only the pugnacious, popular Christie could pull off such a complete 180 from his blustering denial of interest less than a year ago.

“Short of suicide, I don’t really know what I’d have to do to convince you people that I’m not running. I’m not running!” Christie thundered on Nov. 4, 2010.

Christie pals said the pol’s “mind-blowing” experience at the Reagan library in California Tuesday changed his thinking.

“We need you. Your country needs you to run for president,” one woman pleaded after Christie’s moving speech there.

Yet when the governor first arrived at the Reagan library, he was still telling his inner circle he was a definite “no” for a presidential run — and planned to make that clear in his appearance.

Something changed that night, sources said.

Behind the scenes, sources said, the discussions about running took on a more serious and “surreal tenor,” as the encouragement from Reagan, Kissinger, Bush and others began to sink in.

Even Christie’s wife, Mary Pat, has warmed to the idea of becoming First Lady after months of discouraging a run.

She originally thought a presidential campaign would upend their family. But she got a phone call from former First Lady Barbara Bush, who reassured her the challenge is manageable, said a source close to the Christie family.

Mary Pat Christie now is committed to supporting whatever her husband decides, the source said.

Insiders say Christie is ready to put a presidential campaign together “pretty fast.”

And he’d have to, since filing deadlines for key primary ballots are just weeks off.

Months ago, his top advisers roughed out a finance plan that could be put into play immediately, insiders said.

The heightened buzz has Washington Republicans worked up too.

A Republican Party insider declared that if Christie gets the nomination “he would be a formidable force in uniting the base and winning over independents.

“A Christie candidacy may not be a lock on the White House, but his positive effect down-ballot would almost guarantee a GOP House and Senate,” the insider said.

Not everyone was enthralled with the idea.

Veteran GOP operative Roger Stone said it was already too late for Christie to make a competitive run.

“Running an effective campaign for president takes years of preparation and planning and can’t be done by the seat of your pants,” he said.

“Raising the money needed is also daunting … [and] the media would turn on him with a vengeance,” he warned.

“As much as I like him, I hope he does not run but waits until 2016.”

Christie will be out of New Jersey through today on a fund-raising swing for the state GOP.

He doesn’t plan to make a public appearance until at least Monday.

Via NJ Gov. Chris Christie again considers a run for the White House – NYPOST.com.

Video: Woman Begs Christie to Run for President – Guy Benson

There is, indeed. During the brief Q&A, one woman in the audience desperately — and do mean desperately — begged Christie to offer himself as that different choice next year. The audience signaled its agreement with a prolonged ovation. Pay close attention to Christie’s response:

via Video: Woman Begs Christie to Run for President – Guy Benson.

Chris Christie: Leadership personified!!

A great clip from Chris Christie’s speech at the Reagan Center, last night:

Via Nice Deb.

Nightmare in Libya: Thousands of Surface-to-Air Missiles Unaccounted For – ABC News

NOTICE HOW ABC NEWS TRIED TO TAKE THE FOCUS OFF THE REAL ISSUE BY TALKING ABOUT THE SEARCH AND DESTROY MISSION.

The White House announced today it planned to expand a program to secure and destroy Libya’s huge stockpile of dangerous surface-to-air missiles, following an ABC News report that large numbers of them continue to be stolen from unguarded military warehouses.

Currently the U.S. State Department has one official on the ground in Libya, as well as five contractors who specialize in “explosive ordinance disposal”, all working with the rebel Transitional National Council to find the looted missiles, White House spokesperson Jay Carney told reporter.

“We expect to deploy additional personnel to assist the TNC as they expand efforts to secure conventional arms storage sites,” Carney said. “We’re obviously at a governmental level — both State Department and at the U.N. and elsewhere — working with the TNC on this.”

ABC News reported today U.S. officials and security experts were concerned some of the thousands of heat-seeking missiles could easily end up in the hands of al Qaeda or other terrorists groups, creating a threat to commercial airliners.

“Matching up a terrorist with a shoulder-fired missile, that’s our worst nightmare,” said Sen. Barbara Boxer, D.-California, a member of the Senate’s Commerce, Energy and Transportation Committee.

Though Libya had an estimated 20,000 man-portable surface-to-air missiles before the popular uprising began in February, Assistant Secretary of State Andrew Shapiro told ABC News today the government does not have a clear picture of how many missiles they’re trying to track down.

Read more via Nightmare in Libya: Thousands of Surface-to-Air Missiles Unaccounted For – ABC News.

Governor Christie 9/11 10th Anniversary Speech At Liberty State Park New Jersey – YouTube

Governor Christie 9/11 10th Anniversary Speech At Liberty State Park New Jersey – YouTube.

There’s nothing more anyone can add to this. Take 13 minutes and listen.

WATCH: BBC Newscaster Stunned As Trader Predicts Wipeout Of Savings

A BBC NEWSREADER was left quite literally speechless yesterday when an independent trader confidently predicting a worsening of the economic climate – saying the savings “of millions” would be wiped out.

Alessio Rastani told the BBC News channel that the economic crisis was “like a cancer” and that if it was not dealt with quickly enough, it would become fatal to the global economy.

Any plan for resolving it, however, will fail – because “the governments don’t rule the world… Goldman Sachs rules the world, and Goldman Sachs doesn’t care about this rescue package.”

As the news studio fell deathly silent, Rastani advised viewers to “be prepared and act now”, advising that the worst thing people could do to protect themselves was fail to act.

Read more via WATCH: BBC Newscaster Stunned As Trader Predicts Wipeout Of Savings.

Village Voice theater critic Michael Feingold suggests killing 53 New York billionaires and seizing their assets

Village Idiot Michael Feingold is a theater critic for something called Village Voice. Apparently Micheal Feingold is also a fan of killing millionaires and billionaires to take their money/assets to give to the poor. So I was checking out Gateway Pundit, and saw the post about this left wing nutjob making such an insane Facebook post. I figured, that couldn’t be right. Even keyboard cowboy progressive liberal Marxists aren’t stupid enough to say something like that! Well, I was wrong. Seems Feingold was upset that 53 of the Forbes top 400 wealthiest Americans are from New York. Feingold himself lives in New York according to his Facebook profile, and I’m sure is quite wealthy himself, being such a Village idiot. Leftards like that make good money in places like New York. Of course, he is also originally from Chicago, so then I realized why he is such a loony toon. Obama and the progressive liberal Democrats in Congress should be proud. They are now provoking people to call for the killing the wealthy. Heckuva job there Obama!

Via Fire Andrea Mitchell!.