January 31, 2014

Claim: Chris Christie Knew About Lane Closings
— Ace

Before getting to the New York Times article, we should note who this man is-- something the New York Times forgets to remind you of until the article's end.

In the beginning of the article, they tell you he's an old Christie friend and a former official at the Port Authority.

But it's only at the end of the article they remember to tell you: David Wildstein, the man making this claim, is one of the two people Christie fired in the matter. (Well, Kelley woman was fired; Wildstein was asked to resign.)

That doesn't make what he's saying untrue. It does seem to be worth a mention before reporting his allegations.

The article is here (but you'll have to google the headline to view it without a subscription).

Christie Knew About Lane Closings, Ex-Port Authority Official Says

by Kate Zernike

Does that name sound familiar? It should. She's a frequent offender as regards egregious partisan Democratic bias. For example, she made the claim that when Jason Matera spoke in his normal voice -- a voice I've heard a dozen times -- it was a racist parody of a black person or something.

In fact it's just a Queens accent, and his normal way of speaking. I've never heard him not speak with a Queens accent.* (Sorry, Jason.)

But yes, she is the New York Times' go-to gal when they want a silly attack made on conservatives or the Tea Party. So it doesn't surprise me she fails to mention Wildstein's possible emotional investment (and his possible legal investment) in this until her final sentence.

The former Port Authority official who personally oversaw the lane closings on the George Washington Bridge in the scandal now swirling around Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey said on Friday that the governor knew about the lane closings when they were happening, and that he had the evidence to prove it.

In a letter released by his lawyer, the official, David Wildstein, a high school friend of Mr. Christie’s who was appointed with the governor’s blessing at the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, which controls the bridge, described the order to close the lanes as “the Christie administration’s order” and said “evidence exists as well tying Mr. Christie to having knowledge of the lane closures, during the period when the lanes were closed, contrary to what the governor stated publicly in a two-hour press conference” three weeks ago.

“Mr. Wildstein contests the accuracy of various statements that the governor made about him and he can prove the inaccuracy of some,” the letter added.

Whatever the truth of the claim, we now know that Christie's version of events will be challenged by at least one of the other players. (And Bridget Kelley also seemed to signal her desire to fight back, as her friends told the New York Times (IIRC) that she was a "team player" and wouldn't exercise her own judgment because, you know, she's Catholic.)

Thanks to @DrewMTips.


* I'm not sure about this, because I'm not as race-obsessed as Kate Zernike or MSNBC, but I think Jason Matera is actually Puerto Rican by descent.**

Which makes White Whitey-White Kate Zernike's immediate thought -- he's not speaking with the upper-class Non-Regional Diction that all my white Manhattan friends use, and therefore, his Distastefully Ethnic accent must be a grotesque parody of minority -- sort of racist in and of itself, doesn't it?


** This is why I'm afraid of him like I'm afraid of Cheerios. But I guess that's obvious.

Ummmm... Kate Zernike strikes again.



My Own Correction: I misread the tweet and thought he said a correction had been confessed.

But this is the New York Times. They make a fetish out of "admitting" corrections on tiny things (misspelled names, transposed digits in a date) so that you think they must also correct the big things.

In fact, the bigger the mistake is, the less likely it is that the New York Times will acknowledge it.

But if they inadvertently report that David Wildstein lives in, say, Rumson, when he was actually born there but lives in Fairlawn, oh, they'll make a big deal about correcting that.

So Zernike's claim that Wildstein has, himself, "evidence" of Christie's alleged lie has been deleted, but the New York Times does not acknowelge the correction.

I also erred in originally stating the headline had been changed. It wasn't the headline that was changed, but the lede sentence.

Posted by: Ace at 11:03 AM | Comments (638)
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1 Is this a thing?

Posted by: Count de Monet at January 31, 2014 11:05 AM (BAS5M)

2 Barack Obama is a stuttering clusterf*ck of a malignant traitor.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) Ah, F It. at January 31, 2014 11:05 AM (PYAXX)

3 Always fire the people who are aware of your misdeeds.

Posted by: Bad Corruption Advice at January 31, 2014 11:05 AM (/Mla1)

4 A political hack made traffic worse intentionally. Like every "traffic planner" in a blue state. ZOMG!!!! THIS IS THE BIGGEST NEWS STORY EVER!

Posted by: The State Media at January 31, 2014 11:05 AM (M3hAT)

5 No way! Christie. Now there is a guy who is authentically conservative.

Posted by: traye at January 31, 2014 11:06 AM (/qYu5)

6 Believe the Democrats and Media will always love you for stabbing other Republicans in the back.

Posted by: Bad Republican Advice at January 31, 2014 11:06 AM (PYAXX)

7 Oh darn, Christies not running. Well I guess we will all have to vote for Scott Walker then. Except for Juan McVain; he's voting for Hilltower.

Posted by: MTF at January 31, 2014 11:06 AM (F58x4)

8 The correct response to this is... When Barack Obama's IRS was attacking his political opponents, what did he know and when did he know it? Oh and someone should ask Krispy if he is happy about the kissy faces he's made with the Democrats over the last couple of years.

Posted by: 18-1 at January 31, 2014 11:07 AM (M3hAT)

9 I've got my show material for the next two weeks. [smirk][head tilt]

Posted by: Rachel Maddow at January 31, 2014 11:07 AM (K2XO3)

10 David Wildstein, the man making this claim, is one of the two people Christie fired in the matter. - So a kind of a weasel.

Posted by: WalrusRex at January 31, 2014 11:07 AM (Hx5uv)

11 A single doughnut sits on lonely table, uneaten.

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at January 31, 2014 11:08 AM (oFCZn)

12 Honestly I don't really care about this story. But it is fun to watch Christie get pounded on after the stunt he pulled both with his endorsement of Obama just before the election and his browbeating of congress to get the pork-laden "Sandy Relief" bill passed.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) Ah, F It. at January 31, 2014 11:08 AM (PYAXX)

13 Yankees. Meh. May 20 inches of snow and a dead camel fall on them this weekend.

Posted by: Nip Sip at January 31, 2014 11:08 AM (0FSuD)

14 Four bridge lanes were closed in September, and nothing we do now can change that.  What difference does it make?!?

Posted by: Conservative Crank at January 31, 2014 11:08 AM (sQ0LB)

15 I wish the media cared as much about what Obama knew about Benghazi. A traffic slowdown is not a major scandal.

Posted by: Eddie Baby at January 31, 2014 11:08 AM (XXNF8)

16 If it is in the New York Times, it must be true.

Posted by: Bad news reporter Advice at January 31, 2014 11:09 AM (aq5Dc)

17 In many ways, this is the story of Obama.

Posted by: drowningpuppies at January 31, 2014 11:09 AM (012vu)

18 As a frequent user of the GWB I just want to thank the NYT for being so focused on the origins of traffic tie-ups on the bridge, since they happen every day. I can expect this for every other bridge traffic problem, right?

Posted by: MTF at January 31, 2014 11:09 AM (F58x4)

19 If Christie goes on offense and makes this a referendum on the corrupt and vindictively biased media he could turn this issue around like nobody's business. The disgust and pent-up anger at the media, the craving among conservatives to see just ONE politician give it back as good as we get it, is intense and explosive. Christie could play this to the White House.

Posted by: rrpjr at January 31, 2014 11:09 AM (s/yC1)

20 And MSDNC is STILL obsessing daily over Fat Boy. It's Rachel Maddow's reason for existence these days. You sowed it, Krispy. Now reap it.

Posted by: BlueStateRebel at January 31, 2014 11:09 AM (7ObY1)

21 Does NJ have HOV lanes? If they do, then the NJ gov't is intentionally making traffic worse. Ecotards: making your life worse every single day.

Posted by: naturalfake at January 31, 2014 11:10 AM (0cMkb)

22 Jan Brewer is rocking some serious hair on Fox. Man that whisky and cigarette voice she's got I don't care how old she is I want to party with her.

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at January 31, 2014 11:10 AM (oFCZn)

23 Way to shift the goal line from "Did Chris Christie know that he was participating in a scheme for political revenge" to "Did Chris Christie somehow tangentially know that a highway lane was closed." The latter is so much more damning.

Posted by: BSKB at January 31, 2014 11:10 AM (4KWOY)

24 Don't just say evidence exists.  Put up or shut up.

Posted by: Count de Monet at January 31, 2014 11:10 AM (BAS5M)

25 Man, NipSip, your Southern Butthurt has been flaring up a lot lately. Is there a special diet that can help with that? Like maybe avoiding whole grains or something?

Posted by: garrett at January 31, 2014 11:10 AM (5z3cc)

26 I think what this really means is that it is time to Christie to change his party affiliation to the big D. 

Posted by: palerider at January 31, 2014 11:11 AM (dkExz)

27

And just yesterday...Jeb Bush was putting out feelers about running.

 

What a coincidence.

Posted by: wheatie at January 31, 2014 11:11 AM (dvPw2)

28 I was just thinking this morning as I was driving to work, what with climate change, Superbowl, MSKGB, and amnesty, at last Bridgeappalozza was out of the news. By the way, Justin Beieber jet to the Superbowl was held up due to marijuana found in it.

Posted by: WalrusRex at January 31, 2014 11:11 AM (Hx5uv)

29 Keep a paper trail of your deeds. That way you know who is following your orders.

Also, have a secret recording device in your office. That way you can review the audio of your conspiracy meetings later. Never know what you might have missed.

Posted by: Bad Corruption Advice at January 31, 2014 11:11 AM (VjL9S)

30 At this very moment, Brian Williams is asking Chrissy Matthews what he does for the tingling in his pants, in hopes it will work for him.

Unless Choom Boy decides to make another speech glorifying himself in the next hour or so, expect the latest chapter of "Fat And Furious" to lead the NBC news broadcast tonight.

Posted by: MrScribbler at January 31, 2014 11:11 AM (ff7/5)

31 Four bridge lanes were closed in September. Four bridges, one for each dead American in Libya, cause we care.

Posted by: Rino's for Krispy at January 31, 2014 11:11 AM (0FSuD)

32 If you're going to get revenge on a renegade mayor, do it in the most conspicuous way possible, pissing off off as many people as you can in the process.

Posted by: Chris Christie's Advice Column at January 31, 2014 11:11 AM (DmNpO)

33 It would have been nice in a story about how there was evidence showing culpability on Christie's part if, you know, they would have included the evidence. This is just a hit piece.

Posted by: Dr Spank at January 31, 2014 11:11 AM (38LLM)

34 I don't care about Chris Christie, corrupt or not. What I care is that President Obama does far worse with much more significant consequences and the press and left shrugs.
Its the inconsistency that enrages me, I don't expect politicians to be any better. They're all lying scum.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at January 31, 2014 11:11 AM (zfY+H)

35 I recall Christie spending a full 5 minutes explaining how he and Wildstein were *not* childhood friends. Weird.

Posted by: soothsayer at January 31, 2014 11:12 AM (jRs7b)

36
Of course he knew.  Why would somebody believe he didn't?

Does anybody not believe Odictator didn't know and direct the IRS abuse of the Tea Party?  Despite those dozens of WH meetings?

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at January 31, 2014 11:12 AM (n0DEs)

37 Don't just say evidence exists. Put up or shut up. - What if you can do neither?

Posted by: WalrusRex at January 31, 2014 11:12 AM (Hx5uv)

38 Evidence exists that I am an extremely well endowed and selfless lover.

Posted by: Will Folks at January 31, 2014 11:12 AM (5z3cc)

39

IRS directed by the white house to attack conservatives - no big deal

 

US ambassador unaccountably in Benghazi is killed along with three other Americans   -   no big deal

 

More than a dozen firms    owned by democrat donors  are given stimulus money for green energy and     shortly afterwards declare bankruptcy - no big deal

 

A toll bridge has cones blocking some of the lanes - OMG, this is bigger than Watergate!

Posted by: Vashta Nerada at January 31, 2014 11:13 AM (aq5Dc)

40 Could be worse. He could've been part of an inter-racial family...

Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at January 31, 2014 11:13 AM (SO2Q8)

41 A two-hour press conference with the media is sure to win them over. They'll appreciate your honesty and candor and let the matter drop.

Posted by: Bad Scandal Advice at January 31, 2014 11:14 AM (VjL9S)

42 Things are falling into place nicely for Huckabee.


The GOP...Bless their hearts.



Posted by: dananjcon at January 31, 2014 11:14 AM (NpXoL)

43 25 Man, NipSip, your Southern Butthurt has been flaring up a lot lately. Is there a special diet that can help with that? Like maybe avoiding whole grains or something? HA HA. I actually like cream of wheat better than grits and I use to play hockey. So there is hope.

Posted by: Nip Sip at January 31, 2014 11:14 AM (0FSuD)

44 Your damn right I ordered it! With a supersized drink and fries!

Posted by: Chris Christie at January 31, 2014 11:14 AM (oFCZn)

45 See, Cristy Creme should have remembered..
It's only the Dem operatives that stay bought.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at January 31, 2014 11:14 AM (w3OHe)

46 The correct response is: At least R scandals don't come with a body count.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at January 31, 2014 11:14 AM (ojnk6)

47 Christie's lane shutdown caused the Special Forces to miss their exit to Benghazi.

Posted by: --- at January 31, 2014 11:14 AM (MMC8r)

48

i love how the NYT is acting like this is a revelation.   Does anyone genuinely believe Christie DIDN'T know?   Just because he didn't order it doesn't mean he didn't know. 

 

Petty,   vindictive   actions carried    using the  weight of your political office?   Not a fan.  So I'm not sticking up for Christie in this whole sordid affair.    But I find the MFM's breathless gasping about it to be   more than a little rich, considering they didn't have a fucking word to say about Obammy SHUTTING DOWN SCENERY during the Shut Down Apocalypse.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Assault Hobbit [/s][/i][/u][/b] at January 31, 2014 11:15 AM (4df7R)

49 MSNBC claims they have a letter from Wildstein's lawyer stating that Wildstein has proof that Christie knew.

Posted by: JackStraw at January 31, 2014 11:15 AM (g1DWB)

50 The disgust and pent-up anger at the media, the craving among conservatives to see just ONE politician give it back as good as we get it, is intense and explosive. Christie could play this to the White House. - Krispie v. Chris Matthews in Celebrity Deathmatch.

Posted by: WalrusRex at January 31, 2014 11:15 AM (Hx5uv)

51 Dead ambassador: phony scandal IRS sicced on political opponents: phone scandal Orange cones on exit ramp: GIGANTIC TERROR SCANDAL!!!

Posted by: blaster at January 31, 2014 11:15 AM (4+AaH)

52
Be sure to give Obama a helping hand in his re-election.  He knows how to repay favors.

Posted by: Bad Political Advice at January 31, 2014 11:15 AM (n0DEs)

53 Does anybody not believe Odictator didn't know and direct the IRS abuse of the Tea Party? Despite those dozens of WH meetings? ___ They were low level renegade employees coordinating with the president on how best to use the IRS against the president's domestic opposition. Wait. Uh. Even we don't buy that one. I know. THAT'S RACIST.

Posted by: The State Media at January 31, 2014 11:15 AM (M3hAT)

54 Evidence exists that Harry Reid loves kids a little too much.

Posted by: Dr Spank at January 31, 2014 11:15 AM (38LLM)

55

May 20 inches of snow and a dead camel fall on them this weekend.

 

I sure as heck hope so.  I love sweet 4x4 smugness.

Posted by: Guy who just bought a new XTerra at January 31, 2014 11:15 AM (A0sHn)

56 You have to close some lanes to get a wide load like Krispy around the state

Posted by: phreshone at January 31, 2014 11:15 AM (Pr6hk)

57 Wall Street Journal ‏@WSJ now New Jersey Gov. Christie knew of bridge lane closures, former official's attorney says. http://on.wsj.com/1iVePPM (corrected)

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at January 31, 2014 11:16 AM (DmNpO)

58 We can hope Krispy knew. And another one bites the dust! and another one!

Posted by: Nip Sip at January 31, 2014 11:16 AM (0FSuD)

59 Christie knew about the lane closings.
The NYTimes hack is a hack.
David Wildstein is likely telling the truth but has an axe to grind since he is being made a scapegoat.

All of these things can be true at the same time. I say nuke 'em from orbit just to be sure.

Posted by: AnonymousDrivel at January 31, 2014 11:16 AM (eHIJJ)

60 "Be 200 lbs over-weight if you want traffic on that bridge to be snarled."

Posted by: David Wildstein at January 31, 2014 11:16 AM (OcRPH)

61 his browbeating of congress to get the pork-laden "Sandy Relief" bill passed. That's the part that really chapped my ass the most. It was right at that moment I went all-in against Christie. He had a golden opportunity to make a stand against pork...they were taking away money from his own constituents, for God's sake. But instead, he used the situation to gleefully attack his own party and suck up that sweet, sweet liberal media lovin'. Now he's getting what he has coming. Fuck him.

Posted by: BlueStateRebel at January 31, 2014 11:16 AM (7ObY1)

62 Evidence exists that Barack Obama was a stellar student. *snerk*

Posted by: bonhomme[/i][/b][/i][/b][/s][/s] at January 31, 2014 11:16 AM (A0glY)

63 The way Ace describes Kate Zernike and the style of blustering accusation made by Zernike, she reminds me of Seymour Hersh. Seymour Hersh, made a career of being an unaccountable Bullshit And Smear peddler under the shield of 'journslism.'

Posted by: soothsayer at January 31, 2014 11:17 AM (jRs7b)

64

Evidence exists that I am an extremely well endowed and selfless lover.

---

In the flippers of your lawyer, the Loch Ness Monster...

Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at January 31, 2014 11:17 AM (SO2Q8)

65 "Evidence exists that Barack Obama was a stellar student."

Just as much evidence exists that the sun will come up in the west tomorrow.

Posted by: Washington Nearsider at January 31, 2014 11:17 AM (fwARV)

66 Hey MSM, you know who also knew stuff?  Eric Holder about Fast and Furious.  What's the body count on that one again?

Posted by: Conservative Crank at January 31, 2014 11:18 AM (sQ0LB)

67 >>>All of these things can be true at the same time. sure, sure. I don't really believe Christie. Still, this is the New York Times, and they are yellow journalists. If Christie were a Democrat, the headline would read, "Disgruntled Former Employee Makes Unsubstantiated Allegations Against Hero Who's Suffered More Than Cory Rehmbsburg"

Posted by: ace at January 31, 2014 11:18 AM (/FnUH)

68 So what's worse, closing a few lanes or sicking the IRS on someone/some group of their political beliefs?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humantiarian at January 31, 2014 11:18 AM (HVff2)

69 , considering they didn't have a fucking word to say about Obammy SHUTTING DOWN SCENERY during the Shut Down Apocalypse ___ Our amazing president made sure to secure our precious national monuments from vicious VFW terrorists after the racist Republicans refused to agree to put a few trillion more on the national credit card to make sure we had enough Obamaphones and you have a problem with this? That Is Racist!!!

Posted by: The State Media at January 31, 2014 11:18 AM (M3hAT)

70 Krispy's problem is it wasn't a big enough lie.

Posted by: Barack O'Stalin at January 31, 2014 11:18 AM (Pr6hk)

71 I am a little confused. Wouldn't any bridge closure be public knowledge? How couldn't Krispy know?

Posted by: Nip Sip at January 31, 2014 11:18 AM (0FSuD)

72 Huh....I thought everyone involved in Bridge gate had lawyered up already.

Posted by: Registered Voter at January 31, 2014 11:18 AM (xqjwP)

73 Sure, we want to see someone give it to the press, but I'd rather see it done in the style of Rand or Cruz.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at January 31, 2014 11:18 AM (DmNpO)

74 I'm seeing a move with Sean Penn and Susan Sarrandon as two brave reporters who discover that conservative governor intentionally closed several lanes of traffic.

Posted by: WalrusRex at January 31, 2014 11:18 AM (Hx5uv)

75 "Evidence exists that Barack Obama was a stellar student."

Just as much evidence exists that the sun will come up in the west tomorrow.

Posted by: Washington Nearsider at January 31, 2014 04:17 PM (fwARV)

 

 

But wait.  There's no evidence that the sun will come up in ... the     west....

 

OHHHHHH.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Assault Hobbit [/s][/i][/u][/b] at January 31, 2014 11:19 AM (4df7R)

76 Obama and Christie are both lying sacks of crap; Christie just holds more.

Posted by: Oschisms at January 31, 2014 11:19 AM (y9dfJ)

77 Evidence exists that Mitt Romney has never paid his taxes.

Posted by: Harry Reid at January 31, 2014 11:19 AM (5z3cc)

78 Evidence exists that Hillary! is a competent and caring executive.

Posted by: bonhomme[/i][/b][/i][/b][/s][/s] at January 31, 2014 11:19 AM (A0glY)

79 >>> I'm seeing a move with Sean Penn and Susan Sarrandon as two brave reporters who discover that conservative governor intentionally closed several lanes of traffic. Sean Penn Susan Sarandon in Miramax's compelling drama... S N A R L

Posted by: ace at January 31, 2014 11:20 AM (/FnUH)

80 I am a little confused.

Wouldn't any bridge closure be public knowledge?

How couldn't Krispy know?

Posted by: Nip Sip at January 31, 2014 04:18 PM (0FSuD)

 

 

The "knowing" they're talking about is that Krispy knew it was a politically-motivated act of revenge.   

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Assault Hobbit [/s][/i][/u][/b] at January 31, 2014 11:20 AM (4df7R)

81 43 25 Man, NipSip, your Southern Butthurt has been flaring up a lot lately. It must be the fucking Yankee weather we have had for the past two weeks. Fuck EIGHT degrees in NC.

Posted by: Nip Sip at January 31, 2014 11:20 AM (0FSuD)

82

Christie is dead to me no matter what.  With the amount of corruption, abuse of law,  the shredding of our constitution that has gone on and continues on with this administration, I could care less if Fat Boy knew or not.

Fat Boy is now paling around with the Marxist DeBlasio.  Go to hell.

Posted by: Cheri at January 31, 2014 11:20 AM (G+Wff)

83

Sean Penn



Susan Sarandon



in Miramax's compelling drama...


S N A R L

 

Posted by: ace at January 31, 2014 04:20 PM (/FnUH)

 

I laughed.  A LOT.

 

 

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Assault Hobbit [/s][/i][/u][/b] at January 31, 2014 11:20 AM (4df7R)

84 When on fire from a petrol bomb, run and flail as fast as you can.

http://tinyurl.com/l2vqggs

Posted by: navybrat at January 31, 2014 11:21 AM (AW7Gr)

85 "Disgruntled Former Employee Makes Unsubstantiated Allegations Against Hero Who's Suffered More Than Cory Rehmbsburg" Say, that's pretty good. Ever think about working for me?

Posted by: The Grey Lady at January 31, 2014 11:21 AM (5z3cc)

86 A little off-topic. Tea Party. A while back when the Tea Party was ascendent, I think it was was in '09, our Rotary Club had a speaker, a guy with the Tea Party, headquartered next county up in far upstate NY. I recall his talk and his demeanor, and the flavor of the q and a session that followed. He was an excellent speaker and presenter, and a very mild mannered and soft-spoken man. All his points were economic ones. Taxes and the size of government. Not one single social issue was on his plate. I believe this to be the main core of the Tea Party manifesto. Taxation. Spending. Size of government. Period. Yet in recent pollings, the Tea Party is hated and reviled by a majority of those polled. The progressive media and the democrats sure have won this, in demonizing the Tea Party. They have tarred and feathered the Tea Party using race, gender, marriage, sex, and sexual preference labels, to the extent that the LIV class believes it outright.

Posted by: the littl shyning man at January 31, 2014 11:21 AM (tmFlQ)

87 74 I'm seeing a move with Sean Penn and Susan Sarrandon as two brave reporters who discover that conservative governor intentionally closed several lanes of traffic.   ---   "All The Govenors Donuts"

Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at January 31, 2014 11:21 AM (SO2Q8)

88 OHHHHHH.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Assault Hobbit at January 31, 2014 04:19 PM (4df7R)

ding ding ding

Posted by: Washington Nearsider at January 31, 2014 11:21 AM (fwARV)

89 Evidence exists that Hillary! is a competent and caring executive. ___ I have proof positive that Hillary can lick anything you put in front of her. She will go to town and not stop until she completes her work however long or hard she had to do it for. Is it getting hot in here?

Posted by: Huma Abedin at January 31, 2014 11:21 AM (M3hAT)

90

Evidence exists that Trig Palin is not Sarah    Palin's son.

 

-Andi Sullivan

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Assault Hobbit [/s][/i][/u][/b] at January 31, 2014 11:21 AM (4df7R)

91 Yankees. Meh. - Just remember, D.C. is a southern city.

Posted by: WalrusRex at January 31, 2014 11:21 AM (Hx5uv)

92 The "news" behind the story is a letter by the lawyer of that fired guy, saying the State ought to pay the lawyer's bill for him, because there's a serious conflict of interest going on in the investigation...because among other things, his client claims Christie lied about not knowing, and claims that some of his client's allegations have evidence to back them up. He's not trying to prove anything, except to pressure the State of New Jersey to pay his bill. From this the press is making the assumption that the guy has some evidence that Christie lied. Which his lawyer doesn't actually claim.

Posted by: Chris Balsz at January 31, 2014 11:21 AM (5xmd7)

93 Claim: Hillary knew Benghazi Lacked Sufficient Security. Ultimately Responsible for Four Americans Murders

Claim: Obama knew People "Couldn't Keep Their Plan"

Claim: Eric Holder knew Fast and Furious Handed Weapons to Cartels. Ultimately Responsible for Border Agents Murder

Claim: Direction for IRS Illegal Probes of "Tea Party" Came from White House

Maybe the media will at least chose one??

Posted by: Marcus T at January 31, 2014 11:21 AM (IZxpG)

94 These Blue on Blue fights are better fare then the Red on Red stuff we usually have around here.

Posted by: Jean at January 31, 2014 11:21 AM (4JkHl)

95 The "knowing" they're talking about is that Krispy knew it was a politically-motivated act of revenge. Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Assault Hobbit at January 31, 2014 04:20 PM (4df7R) Well, fuck, as they say on the GEICO ads. Everyone knows that.

Posted by: Nip Sip at January 31, 2014 11:21 AM (0FSuD)

96 This is totally worse than trying to implicate lawful Gun Retailers in an unlawful smuggling operation, not having a mechanism for tracking the guns, not notifying Mexican authorities of the operation, and acting surprised when the guns show up at crime scenes.

Posted by: bonhomme[/i][/b][/i][/b][/s][/s] at January 31, 2014 11:21 AM (A0glY)

97 I am a little confused. Wouldn't any bridge closure be public knowledge? How couldn't Krispy know? *** I had inquired, on twitter, as to whether he had claimed to not know of the bridge closure itself, or claimed to have not known about the illegitimacy of the closing. I was told that he has zero wiggle room. Not only did he deny knowing it was closed, he denied knowing that it even went to Ft. Lee where the mayor in question resides. I imagine, for the governor of NJ, that's the equivalent of me not knowing that a bridge in downtown Jax crosses into downtown Jax.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at January 31, 2014 11:22 AM (DmNpO)

98 >>>Wouldn't any bridge closure be public knowledge? right... but bear in mind this only happened for four days. it may be "public knowledge" but would you actually expect a governor to know about each and every bridge closing, road closing, etc.? bear in mind that 99.9% of these are strictly routine maintenance. You'd only hear about them if there were problems (like a bridge closing taking months when it was projected to only take weeks).

Posted by: ace at January 31, 2014 11:22 AM (/FnUH)

99 So what's worse, closing a few lanes or sicking the IRS on someone/some group of their political beliefs? Posted by: Misanthropic Humantiarian at January 31, 2014 04:18 PM (HVff2) _________________ I gotta go with the lane closing....

Posted by: Truck Monkey at January 31, 2014 11:22 AM (32Ze2)

100 I don't care for Christie, but this is ridiculous..... Why would a person who had a huge lead do this? They probably wouldn't. The MSM is certainly obsessed with this.,but Benghazi? Never heard of it...

Posted by: hello, it's me also a creep-assed cracka.. at January 31, 2014 11:22 AM (9+ccr)

101 So I'm listening to the rumors of Cristy Creme using his office to punish his opponents, and it hit me........

This is really Obama's story.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at January 31, 2014 11:22 AM (w3OHe)

102 Chris Christie closed a lane at the Golden Corral buffet for over two hours.

Posted by: Dang at January 31, 2014 11:22 AM (MNq6o)

103 * Choose. I can't type and spit at the same time

Posted by: Marcus T at January 31, 2014 11:22 AM (IZxpG)

104 How terrible! Prezzy Choom would never do anything like that. Lie through his teeth about the murder of 4 Americans in Benghazi but not this. Actually knowing what a vindictive prick he is he would do this

Posted by: TheQuietMan at January 31, 2014 11:22 AM (1Jaio)

105 Midnight And the donuts uneaten And my milk shake's undrinkin Cause my appetite's gone Just a memory Like my president dreams Just a memory Where'd I put those Ding-Do-o-ongsss?

Posted by: Chris "Cats" Christie at January 31, 2014 11:23 AM (0cMkb)

106 Evidence exists that I will not do that thing in your mouth.

Posted by: Washington Nearsider at January 31, 2014 11:23 AM (fwARV)

107 And what would happen if we hid toy guns under those orange traffic cones? And children found those hidden toy guns? Find ou tonight at 10pm.

Posted by: ABC News Investigative Reporting at January 31, 2014 11:23 AM (jRs7b)

108 Maybe the media will at least chose one?? Posted by: Marcus T at January 31, 2014 04:21 PM (IZxpG) Ha Ha, what a funny guy.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humantiarian at January 31, 2014 11:23 AM (HVff2)

109 If a Democrat did it the Times. headline would be "Experimental Carbon Reduction Program A Big Success".

Posted by: MTF at January 31, 2014 11:23 AM (F58x4)

110 Fast Lane Down

Posted by: Dr Spank at January 31, 2014 11:23 AM (38LLM)

111

So what's worse, closing a few lanes or sicking the IRS on someone/some group of their political beliefs?



Posted by: Misanthropic Humantiarian at January 31, 2014 04:18 PM (HVff2)

 

 

Y'know, to me?   They're    equally bad.   Because they're both fucking extortion, of one form or another.  

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Assault Hobbit [/s][/i][/u][/b] at January 31, 2014 11:23 AM (4df7R)

112 So, I guess he got that immunity, eh?

Posted by: DangerGirl at January 31, 2014 11:23 AM (GrtrJ)

113 but Benghazi? Never heard of it... ___ He was great in that Gandhi movie

Posted by: Joe Biden at January 31, 2014 11:23 AM (M3hAT)

114

Jane Fonda and Michael Douglas to star in:

 

The Krispy Kreme Bridge Syndrome

 

An intrepid reporter finds what appears to be a cover up of traffic snarls pitting a Mayor  against  a Govenor and a missing load of glaze.

Posted by: Count de Monet at January 31, 2014 11:23 AM (BAS5M)

115 This is really Obama's story.
Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice


We are all Obama's story.  Like molecules in the fingernail of a giant.

Posted by: Dang at January 31, 2014 11:24 AM (MNq6o)

116 Ingratiating yourself with the President and his wife will inoculate you from criticism. The MSM would never attack such a 'moderate' Republican.

Posted by: Bad Advice - Political at January 31, 2014 11:24 AM (oGrEy)

117 Just remember, D.C. is a southern city. Posted by: WalrusRex at January 31, 2014 04:21 PM (Hx5uv) ha ha, you make funny joke. It is below Mason Dixon line, but last time I looked we never INVADED DC, like they INVADED the South. Still, till A/C, it was a pretty fun Southern town.

Posted by: Nip Sip at January 31, 2014 11:24 AM (0FSuD)

118 I'm seeing a move with Sean Penn and Susan Sarrandon as two brave reporters who discover that conservative governor intentionally closed several lanes of traffic.

Posted by: WalrusRex at January 31, 2014 04:18 PM (Hx5uv)

**



Republican's Government office supplies mysteriously go missing. International smuggling conspiracy or something more sinister?


Posted by: dananjcon at January 31, 2014 11:24 AM (NpXoL)

119 If a Democrat did it, there wouldn't have been a headline. Trust me, I know.

Posted by: Harry Reid at January 31, 2014 11:24 AM (F58x4)

120 Evidence exists that Obama is gay, and totally wasn't flirting with that piece of crumpet at Mandela's funeral.

Posted by: bonhomme[/i][/b][/i][/b][/s][/s] at January 31, 2014 11:24 AM (A0glY)

121 Evidence exists that the Benghazi attack was caused by a YouTube video.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Assault Hobbit [/s][/i][/u][/b] at January 31, 2014 11:24 AM (4df7R)

122 Fuck EIGHT degrees in NC. Posted by: Nip Sip ------------------ Big deal. We had -5.5 degrees a week or so ago.

Posted by: Bad State Deparment Advice at January 31, 2014 11:24 AM (aDwsi)

123 Do I know anything about the road closings?  No.  About the taste of Obama's dick? Yes.

Posted by: Chris Christie at January 31, 2014 11:24 AM (DrWcr)

124 Well Christie was campaigning for re-election at the time. Worked for Obama--had all that hard fund raising to do in Las Vegas the next morning after the Benghazi attack.

Posted by: tasker at January 31, 2014 11:24 AM (RJMhd)

125 You know, I've gained a lot of respect for this Chris Christie fellow recently….

Posted by: The TEA Party as imagined by Rove at January 31, 2014 11:24 AM (9ziuC)

126 Evidence exists that Obama is gay, and totally wasn't flirting with that piece of crumpet at Mandela's funeral. ___ Hey, innie, outtie, I'm cool with both.

Posted by: Barack Obama at January 31, 2014 11:25 AM (M3hAT)

127 Evidence exists that the majority of Americans love Obamacare.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Assault Hobbit [/s][/i][/u][/b] at January 31, 2014 11:25 AM (4df7R)

128 uh oh.... Sean Penn Susan Sarandon starring in... E X I T L E F T

Posted by: that 2 x 4 crazything again at January 31, 2014 11:25 AM (/FnUH)

129 From Drew, a link to Christie's prior presser on the subject http://t.co/pMoJCtNmPj

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at January 31, 2014 11:25 AM (DmNpO)

130 I don't care for Christie, but this is ridiculous..... Why would a person who had a huge lead do this?

Supposedly he (or his staffers) wanted endorsements from Dems so he could better claim bipartisan support in his Presidential run.

Posted by: Hollowpoint at January 31, 2014 11:25 AM (SY2Kh)

131 Evidence exists that paying someone to not work encourages them to work.

Posted by: Washington Nearsider at January 31, 2014 11:25 AM (fwARV)

132 About the taste of Obama's dick? Yes. ___ Gross

Posted by: Michelle Obama at January 31, 2014 11:26 AM (M3hAT)

133 Chris Christie to Obama before bridge closing; "Hold my beer. Watch this."

Posted by: Marcus T at January 31, 2014 11:26 AM (IZxpG)

134 122 Fuck EIGHT degrees in NC. Posted by: Nip Sip ------------------ Big deal. We had -5.5 degrees a week or so ago. Posted by: Bad State Deparment Advice at January 31, 2014 04:24 PM (aDwsi) Suck it, it's global warming bozos.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humantiarian at January 31, 2014 11:26 AM (HVff2)

135 Mattera is PR and Italian.

Posted by: basil at January 31, 2014 11:26 AM (xhCXk)

136 So, Nip, it's still called the War of Northern Aggression in your house?

Posted by: Guy who just bought a new XTerra at January 31, 2014 11:26 AM (A0sHn)

137 Evidence exists that raising the minimum wage    causes economic growth.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Assault Hobbit [/s][/i][/u][/b] at January 31, 2014 11:26 AM (4df7R)

138 >>>You know, I've gained a lot of respect for this Chris Christie fellow recently…. Posted by: The TEA Party as imagined by Rove ... let me go on the record if it wasn't clear: that is one of the most condescending, demeaning things I've ever heard. He imagines the Tea Party to be crude street thugs, or animals who fall in line behind the Alpha Gorilla.

Posted by: ace at January 31, 2014 11:26 AM (/FnUH)

139 Evidence exists that winter is cold.

Posted by: Soona at January 31, 2014 11:27 AM (BkpOh)

140 Now you know why Zero promotes his people instead of firing them.

Posted by: Biff Boffo at January 31, 2014 11:27 AM (AzTx0)

141 Evidence exists that communism will work THIS time.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Assault Hobbit [/s][/i][/u][/b] at January 31, 2014 11:27 AM (4df7R)

142 Evidence exists that Governor Christie really is just big boned.  Fucking huge, fat bones.

Posted by: Dang at January 31, 2014 11:27 AM (MNq6o)

143
Don't forget that she got the "high school friend" implication of cronyism into the second paragraph.



Posted by: IllTemperedCur at January 31, 2014 11:27 AM (TIIx5)

144 bad sock!  bad!

Posted by: Frumious Bandersnatch at January 31, 2014 11:27 AM (A0sHn)

145 So what if he did know?  He still handled it better than President Narcissus.

And I'm not hearing this kind of talk about DeBlasio regarding trash pickup or snow removal just like we never heard it regarding the JEF and the IRS.

We just need to ask "so?"  When they sputter about how terrible it is, ask if the reason was because Christie has an 'R' or not, because they've made it damn clear by their silence and defense of the SCOAMT that it isn't over morals.

Fuck them.  Fuck them all in their lying little asses.

Posted by: acethepug at January 31, 2014 11:27 AM (cXry7)

146 >>>Mattera is PR and Italian. so... MIXED. And both sides like red peppers and knifeplay. Terrifying.

Posted by: ace at January 31, 2014 11:27 AM (/FnUH)

147 Fuck EIGHT degrees in NC. ___ [Sigh] Like I told you [sigh] wingut extremists [sigh] Global Climate change is real. Unless you give me more money you will be freezing and/or boiling. Also, it will either rain too much or too little. [Sigh] I'm super serial guys

Posted by: Al Gore at January 31, 2014 11:27 AM (M3hAT)

148 No evidence exists that Chris Christie has a johnson. He hasn't seen it in years.

Posted by: Marcus T at January 31, 2014 11:27 AM (IZxpG)

149 Maybe this 'evidence' will allow the Bridgegate matter to finally come to a close and the press can go back full time to ferreting out the details of what happened at Benghazi.

Posted by: Beef at January 31, 2014 11:27 AM (XERws)

150 Willie Ames
Tara Reid

in

B R I D G E P O C A L Y P S E


Posted by: Gristle Encased Head at January 31, 2014 11:28 AM (+lsX1)

151 After a long walk on the beach with Obama, he really did mean it when he said "call me." He is your friend now. For life.

Posted by: Bad Political Advice at January 31, 2014 11:28 AM (VjL9S)

152 You can read NYT without a subscription: clear your browser cache.

Posted by: gp at January 31, 2014 11:28 AM (mk9aG)

153 Evidence exists that Al Gore is not a Muppet.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Assault Hobbit [/s][/i][/u][/b] at January 31, 2014 11:28 AM (4df7R)

154 I don't care for Christie, but this is ridiculous..... Why would a person who had a huge lead do this?

Supposedly he (or his staffers) wanted endorsements from Dems so he could better claim bipartisan support in his Presidential run.

Posted by: Hollowpoint at January 31, 2014 04:25 PM (SY2Kh)

*



This is what happens when Republicans over stratigize...Best leave this shit to Rove & Reince.


Posted by: dananjcon at January 31, 2014 11:28 AM (NpXoL)

155

I don't care for Christie, but this is ridiculous..... Why would a person who had a huge lead do this?

---

Nixon won 49 states in 1972

Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at January 31, 2014 11:28 AM (SO2Q8)

156 the rightwing isn't going to like it, but Jason Matera comes from an ethnically-mixed family

Posted by: MSNBC with Breaking News at January 31, 2014 11:28 AM (/FnUH)

157 yeah Rove imagines Tea Partiers as strict authoritarians or, perhaps, stingy Nazis.

Posted by: ABC News Investigative Reporting at January 31, 2014 11:28 AM (jRs7b)

158 Ace: New York Times [...] yellow journalists.

If Christie were a Democrat, the headline would read...


Absolutely true, too. The Liberal hypocrisy (BIRM) is legion. My main theme is that we should hammer them both - and nukes are my weapon of choice to, um, reduce the contamination - and now, just for good measure, salting the earth where the NYTimes once stood.

Posted by: AnonymousDrivel at January 31, 2014 11:28 AM (eHIJJ)

159 Matt Damon and Paris Hilton must stop Wayne Knight from closing a bridge with a grenade-launching AR-15 in THE BOURNE CONNECTOR

Posted by: Chris Balsz at January 31, 2014 11:29 AM (5xmd7)

160 Well, the good news is that it looks like Yankee weather has gone up there. My pool completely thawed out this afternoon. Actually had mallards land in it last night, river totally frozen and we had some open water. That's fucking cold and my gun was unloaded. Bad timing.

Posted by: Nip Sip at January 31, 2014 11:29 AM (0FSuD)

161 Rogue staffers in Cincinatt, againi. Those bastards!

Posted by: Lois Lerner at January 31, 2014 11:29 AM (F58x4)

162 OT- *sigh* Okay... I get it. Lots of developers think column specs in the DB are suggestions. "NVARCHAR(100)? Oh, that'll hold *anything*." I get that. But the DBAs? Shouldn't *they* understand the diff between NVARCHAR(100) and NVARCHAR(max)?

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) Ah, F It. at January 31, 2014 11:29 AM (PYAXX)

163 Evidence exists that Rachel    Maddow is Keith Olbermann in drag.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Assault Hobbit [/s][/i][/u][/b] at January 31, 2014 11:29 AM (4df7R)

164 Italian with Jewish gets "interesting".

Posted by: tasker at January 31, 2014 11:29 AM (RJMhd)

165

Evidence exists that Krispy has Dear Leader's DNA on  his shirt.

Posted by: Soona at January 31, 2014 11:29 AM (BkpOh)

166 >>>yeah Rove imagines Tea Partiers as strict authoritarians or, perhaps, stingy Nazis. hahaha "stingy Nazis"

Posted by: ace at January 31, 2014 11:29 AM (/FnUH)

167 So Chrispie ordered the code red. Darn and I was so hoping to get another East Coast establishment backstabbing RINO for 2016. Cuz we haven't had anyone like that run and it would have been a nice change of pace.

Posted by: Bad Persidential Campaing Advice at January 31, 2014 11:30 AM (/o+xv)

168 Evidence exists that Governor Christie really is just big boned. Fucking huge, fat bones.

Posted by: Dang at January 31, 2014 04:27 PM (MNq6o)

**



Hey! He's Fluffeh!

Posted by: Cartman at January 31, 2014 11:30 AM (NpXoL)

169 Evidence exists that making a 4% profit on a gallon of gas is obscene but taxing that same gallon at 15% is cogent economic policy.

Posted by: Washington Nearsider at January 31, 2014 11:30 AM (fwARV)

170 Evidence exists that winter is cold. *holding thermometer under armpit* Not when I get through there isn't.

Posted by: Climate Scientist at January 31, 2014 11:30 AM (oGrEy)

171 They get dippin' their pickles in the puntanesca--or whatever.

Posted by: tasker at January 31, 2014 11:30 AM (RJMhd)

172 Starring Chris C. as Jam .

Posted by: Bill D. Cat at January 31, 2014 11:30 AM (XWw96)

173 This is why I'm afraid of him like I'm afraid of Cheerios. But I guess that's obvious. This reminds me. In trying to face my new fear of a once beloved breakfast cereal, is it racist of me to eat Cheerios, or is it racist to not eat Cheerios?

Posted by: krakatoa at January 31, 2014 11:30 AM (eCtnP)

174 Evidence exists that Barry doesn't throw like a limp wristed effeminate tool

Posted by: TheQuietMan at January 31, 2014 11:30 AM (1Jaio)

175 Evidence exists that the GOP will regain relevance by supporting amnesty.

Posted by: Insomniac at January 31, 2014 11:31 AM (DrWcr)

176 I'm still puzzling over why James Lindgren (at Volokh, which I just discovered has been absorbed by the Washington Post) decided that mixed race families had to be step families or adopted families. My family is very much mixed-race, and we did it the old fashioned way. We made babies....

Posted by: notropis at January 31, 2014 11:31 AM (bvlUm)

177 And now this post has made me hungry for Rice Krispie treats.  :\

Posted by: DangerGirl at January 31, 2014 11:31 AM (GrtrJ)

178 Yes, we closed the bridge! So the fuck what! You rich New Jersey people are just driving up to your cousins house in Fishers Island to go sailing or something anyway. Screw you.

Posted by: Bill DiBlasio at January 31, 2014 11:31 AM (F58x4)

179 Evidence exists that we're not really batshit insane, but you wouldn't be able to understand it if you saw it.

Posted by: The Left at January 31, 2014 11:31 AM (/29Nl)

180 "You can read NYT without a subscription: clear your browser cache."
But why would you want to?

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at January 31, 2014 11:31 AM (zfY+H)

181 Evidence exists that Rachel Maddow is Keith Olbermann in drag. Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Assault Hobbit at January 31, 2014 04:29 PM ....Nope. Will Wheaton is actually Maddow. And Miley is actually Bieber.

Posted by: Bad Persidential Campaing Advice at January 31, 2014 11:31 AM (/o+xv)

182 Darn and I was so hoping to get another East Coast establishment backstabbing RINO for 2016. ___ I'm still available to lose in 2016 you know. I've got more experience then anyone else in fact. Just saying.

Posted by: Mitt Romney at January 31, 2014 11:31 AM (M3hAT)

183 Posted by: krakatoa at January 31, 2014 04:30 PM (eCtnP) Lucky Charms, they are magically delicious.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humantiarian at January 31, 2014 11:31 AM (HVff2)

184 Wait...I think that's how the whole thing gets started.

Posted by: tasker at January 31, 2014 11:31 AM (RJMhd)

185 Of course he knew. As long as he's not the 2016 nominee, do with him as you will.

Posted by: --- at January 31, 2014 11:32 AM (MMC8r)

186 Evidence exists that having strict price controls on medical care will make it cheap, universal, and affordable!

Posted by: Hrothgar at January 31, 2014 11:32 AM (o3MSL)

187 I care nothing about The Fat Guy anymore. JEB? No way, for me.

Posted by: backhoe at January 31, 2014 11:32 AM (ULH4o)

188 >>>So Chrispie ordered the code red. Darn and I was so hoping to get another East Coast establishment backstabbing RINO for 2016. Cuz we haven't had anyone like that run and it would have been a nice change of pace. I know what you're saying and yet bear in mind a large fraction of the party is in fact from the East Coast and sort of isn't too keen on being so summarily dismissed (just as Southerners don't appreciate the same sneering dismissal).

Posted by: ace at January 31, 2014 11:32 AM (/FnUH)

189 WalrusRex: "I'm seeing a move with Sean Penn and Susan Sarrandon as two brave reporters who discover that conservative governor intentionally closed several lanes of traffic."

A Harvey Weinstein/Robert Redford Production: All The Governor's Men

Posted by: AnonymousDrivel at January 31, 2014 11:32 AM (eHIJJ)

190 Can two brave reporters save a bridge from a terror attack? I LOVE THE SMELL OF DONUTS IN THE MORNING

Posted by: WalrusRex at January 31, 2014 11:32 AM (Hx5uv)

191 Evidence exists that this whole "weather" thing is entirely out of your control.

Posted by: The Sun at January 31, 2014 11:32 AM (MNq6o)

192 Hey guys,

Between the Trende article I was reading in the sidebar, the mention of Nixon in '72, and this stupid fiasco, I'm beginning to think that maybe, just maybe, the Dems in Congress think all conservatives are stupid because the ones they deal with everyday (republican reps and senators) really are all IDIOTS.

Maybe the (R) establishment isn't trying to lose. Maybe it IS just is too damn stupid to win.

Posted by: WolfinNC at January 31, 2014 11:32 AM (Vvg+J)

193 lot of memes today

Posted by: ace at January 31, 2014 11:32 AM (/FnUH)

194 Off advisory sock!

Posted by: Minnfidel at January 31, 2014 11:32 AM (/o+xv)

195 there's like three new memes going on

Posted by: ace at January 31, 2014 11:33 AM (/FnUH)

196 My family is very much mixed-race, and we did it the old fashioned way. We made babies.... Posted by: notropis at January 31, 2014 04:31 PM (bvlUm) How vulgar and uncouth.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humantiarian at January 31, 2014 11:33 AM (HVff2)

197 Vicente exists that Barry actually does know how to go through an archway with an umbrella.

Posted by: Hrothgar at January 31, 2014 11:33 AM (o3MSL)

198 As predictable as it always was, it is still a little stomach-churning watching the impartial, objective, politically neutral media rip Christie to shreds after he tried so hard to win them over by strolling down the beach hand in hand with Obama five days before the election.  "But they liked me, they really liked me!"

Posted by: Beef at January 31, 2014 11:33 AM (XERws)

199 yeah, yeah... just like obama knew about fast and and furious and benghazi and the nsa and the irs and the bogus unemployment numbers in the run up to the 2012 election every other fuckin thing... so what...

Posted by: sound awake at January 31, 2014 11:33 AM (pk/NG)

200 I do not understand the concept of Bridgegate. I have been in many traffic jams caused by lanes being closed-for whatever reasons. I can't remember ever , while sitting in the traffic jam, blaming either a mayor or governor for the traffic. Maybe I have blamed the construction crews, maybe even Obama when I wiould see a Stimulous sign- bit not a mayor or governor. If this was a way for Krispy to exact revenge on a mayor, what would the connection be?

Posted by: Chilling the most at January 31, 2014 11:33 AM (gxtMZ)

201 there's like three new memes going on

Posted by: ace at January 31, 2014 04:33 PM (/FnUH)

The new memes are literally 28% of the reason I come here. 

Posted by: Washington Nearsider at January 31, 2014 11:33 AM (fwARV)

202 Lucky Charms, they are magically delicious. Taste the rainbow, bitchez!

Posted by: rickb223 at January 31, 2014 11:34 AM (cUARf)

203
Steve Guttenberg
Maria Conchita Alonso

in

D E F C O N 1: T E R R O R   B R I D G E

Posted by: Gristle Encased Head at January 31, 2014 11:34 AM (+lsX1)

204 THis is all just one big misunderstanding.

Christie said "let's bridge the gap" and a staffer thought he said "let's turn the bridge to crap".

Just further proof that grammar, diction and good listening skills are very important. It's how bridges get closed.

Posted by: Marcus T at January 31, 2014 11:34 AM (IZxpG)

205 Jason isn't Puerto Rican he's a damn White Hispanic!!! Ayi ayi ayi ayi!!!

Posted by: Kate Zernicke at January 31, 2014 11:34 AM (Aif/5)

206 Chris Christie is the reason the Mayor of East Rutherford didn't get an invite to the Super Bowl.

Posted by: Fritz at January 31, 2014 11:34 AM (UzPAd)

207 What the fuck is a JEB? It better not be another fucking Bush.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humantiarian at January 31, 2014 11:34 AM (HVff2)

208 >>And both sides like red peppers and knifeplay. The love child of the Jets and Sharks.

Posted by: JackStraw at January 31, 2014 11:34 AM (g1DWB)

209 Posted by: ace at January 31, 2014 04:33 PM (/FnUH) Evidence suggests one should always cross the memes

Posted by: Bad AoSHQ Advice at January 31, 2014 11:34 AM (PYAXX)

210 Maybe the (R) establishment isn't trying to lose. Maybe it IS just is too damn stupid to win.

Posted by: WolfinNC at January 31, 2014 04:32 PM (Vvg+J)


Either that or they have decided that clear evidence exists that the only way to save the country is to destroy it.

Posted by: Hrothgar at January 31, 2014 11:34 AM (o3MSL)

211 Go on television and stare down and swear at reporters. Hardly any past incidents get recorded, nowadays. The 2016 election is years away and Jeb Bush is popular among conservatives.

Posted by: Bad Political Advice at January 31, 2014 11:35 AM (oGrEy)

212 bear in mind a large fraction of the party is in fact from the East Coast *** He did specify the problem as backstabbing, establishment RINO...not eastern, or even northeastern Republicans. So called "moderate" Democrats can manage to not attack their own party...but the like of Christie turn on conservatives like they are the real enemy...

Posted by: 18-1 at January 31, 2014 11:35 AM (M3hAT)

213 188 >>>So Chrispie ordered the code red. Darn and I was so hoping to get another East Coast establishment backstabbing RINO for 2016. Cuz we haven't had anyone like that run and it would have been a nice change of pace.

I know what you're saying and yet bear in mind a large fraction of the party is in fact from the East Coast and sort of isn't too keen on being so summarily dismissed (just as Southerners don't appreciate the same sneering dismissal).

Posted by: ace at January 31, 2014 04:32 PM (/FnUH)



I'm from the East Coast and I'm cool with what was said.


Posted by: non-backstabbing non-RINO at January 31, 2014 11:35 AM (1Rgee)

214 I know what you're saying and yet bear in mind a large fraction of the party is in fact from the East Coast and sort of isn't too keen on being so summarily dismissed (just as Southerners don't appreciate the same sneering dismissal). Posted by: ace at January 31, 2014 04:32 PM It was I and it wasn't a knock on wasn't meant as a dismissal, more of an observation. But as a rule of thumb republicans from the East Coast are typically pretty moderate as they usually have to be in order to get elected.

Posted by: Minnfidel at January 31, 2014 11:35 AM (/o+xv)

215 Maria Conchita Alonso
Me

"Hoochy Coochy and Doinking All Night Long"

Posted by: Marcus T at January 31, 2014 11:35 AM (IZxpG)

216 I'm beginning to think that maybe, just maybe, the Dems in Congress think all conservatives are stupid because the ones they deal with everyday (republican reps and senators) really are all IDIOTS. Maybe the (R) establishment isn't trying to lose. Maybe it IS just is too damn stupid to win. Posted by: WolfinNC at January 31, 2014 04:32 PM (Vvg+J) Hey! If you learn one new thing in a day, it is a good day. But... Have you been in a coma the last 3 decades?

Posted by: krakatoa at January 31, 2014 11:35 AM (eCtnP)

217 Why do these (alleged) FisCons have to pull stunts like this? They make the rest of us look bad!

Posted by: Beelzebubba at January 31, 2014 11:35 AM (YmPwQ)

218 Posted by: Hrothgar at January 31, 2014 04:33 PM (o3MSL)

Damn autocorrect.

Posted by: Hrothgar at January 31, 2014 11:36 AM (o3MSL)

219

I'm still puzzling over why James Lindgren (at Volokh, which I just discovered has been absorbed by the Washington Post) decided that mixed race families had to be step families or adopted families.

 

I noted this in the thread on the subject, but the world had already memed on.  

Posted by: Frumious Bandersnatch at January 31, 2014 11:36 AM (A0sHn)

220 Dang: "Chris Christie closed a lane at the Golden Corral buffet for over two hours."

At the risk of offending Girth Challenged Peoples, I laughed 'til I cried. Bravo.

Posted by: AnonymousDrivel at January 31, 2014 11:36 AM (eHIJJ)

221 Evidence exists the GOP will win All The Things if it purges the SoCons.

Posted by: Insomniac at January 31, 2014 11:36 AM (DrWcr)

222 Evidence exists this blog is one big meme generator.



Posted by: Dr Spank at January 31, 2014 11:36 AM (38LLM)

223 Chilling the most -

Hey, I remember once I was stuck in traffic on the Cross Bronx Expressway for a good hour. Negotiated my way through the traffic, to find that 2 city DOT trucks were doing "traffic metering", driving at 30 mph in the 2 right lanes blocking traffic. Don't seem to remember the outcry against Bloomberg. Maybe I missed it.

Posted by: WolfinNC at January 31, 2014 11:36 AM (Vvg+J)

224
Buy the Kaboom.

Posted by: Bad Parenting Advice at January 31, 2014 11:37 AM (TIIx5)

225 Morgan Freeman and Sandra Bullock in LEFT TURN ON RED

Posted by: WalrusRex at January 31, 2014 11:37 AM (Hx5uv)

226 Jack Nicholson Dianne Keaton in the new political conspiracy thriller... M E R G E R I G H T

Posted by: does a 2 x 5 work? at January 31, 2014 11:37 AM (/FnUH)

227 I'm sorry. I never meant to insult anybody's regional ties. We're just having a Christie thread and joking around. I'm sorry, Okay?

Posted by: Go Home Get Your Frickin Shinebox at January 31, 2014 11:37 AM (5xmd7)

228 Maybe the (R) establishment isn't trying to lose. Maybe it IS just is too damn stupid to win. ___ So in 2016 when I retire...after amnesty-apocalypse, I'll be making 6 figures "consulting". Yep, I'm an idiot all right.

Posted by: John Boehner at January 31, 2014 11:37 AM (M3hAT)

229 Steve Guttenberg Maria Conchita Alonso in D E F C O N 1: T E R R O R B R I D G E Posted by: Gristle Encased Head at January 31, 2014 04:34 PM .....Nope, can't be Maria. She's now blacklisted. Did she do something to deserve it? YES she had the gall to come out as a conservative! The nerve of some people.

Posted by: Minnfidel at January 31, 2014 11:37 AM (/o+xv)

230 Don't stop to count the memes.

Posted by: garrett at January 31, 2014 11:37 AM (5z3cc)

231 so, ace, if you are a level 7 SoCon, what level TeaPartier are you?

Posted by: Conservative Crank at January 31, 2014 11:37 AM (sQ0LB)

232 Evidence exists that we have to spend a trillion fucking dollars we don't have on shit we don't need in order to prevent bankruptcy. 

Posted by: Joey Motherfucking Choo Choo at January 31, 2014 11:37 AM (fwARV)

233 >>So Chrispie ordered the code red. Darn and I was so hoping to get another East Coast establishment backstabbing RINO for 2016. Cuz we haven't had anyone like that run and it would have been a nice change of pace. Maybe we could get a Sarah Palin certified Tea Party fav to run. Somebody like Rubio.

Posted by: JackStraw at January 31, 2014 11:38 AM (g1DWB)

234 Evidence exists that the best way to rid the Comments Section of foul language is to ask the Commenters to police themselves.

Posted by: garrett at January 31, 2014 11:39 AM (5z3cc)

235 231 so, ace, if you are a level 7 SoCon, what level TeaPartier are you? Posted by: Conservative Crank at January 31, 2014 04:37 PM (sQ0LB) ********** I think we are going to need a dry erase board and a calculator.

Posted by: tasker at January 31, 2014 11:39 AM (RJMhd)

236 Evidence exists that John Kerry is a diplomatic genius.

Posted by: Insomniac at January 31, 2014 11:39 AM (DrWcr)

237 JackStraw has thrown down the lace doily glove.

Posted by: bonhomme[/i][/b][/i][/b][/s][/s] at January 31, 2014 11:39 AM (A0glY)

238
Freddie Prinze Jr.
Lea Thompson

in

D E S T I N A T I O N   N O W H E R E

Posted by: Gristle Encased Head at January 31, 2014 11:39 AM (+lsX1)

239 evidence says people say fuck off garrett, PS nice job on the parachute comment

Posted by: Misanthropic Humantiarian at January 31, 2014 11:40 AM (HVff2)

240 John Goodman is Chris Christie in an epic biopic of international intrigue and deception....


A Bridge over The River Why?

Posted by: dananjcon at January 31, 2014 11:40 AM (NpXoL)

241  
Maybe Christie should have instead engaged in a few affairs with women half his age or voted for what amounts to infanticide.

Those actions seem to be forgivable these days. Bridge closings are apparently verboten. 

Posted by: Marcus T at January 31, 2014 11:40 AM (IZxpG)

242 A Kaboom kid would be afraid of Cheerios amirite?

Posted by: eleven at January 31, 2014 11:40 AM (fsLdt)

243 Buy the Kaboom. Posted by: Bad Parenting Advice Kaboom. It's what's for dinner. Bad Dining Advice

Posted by: rickb223 at January 31, 2014 11:40 AM (cUARf)

244
Don't cross the memes!

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at January 31, 2014 11:41 AM (TIIx5)

245 >234 Evidence exists that the best way to rid the Comments Section of foul language is to ask the Commenters to police themselves.<

Here it comes. Duck.

Posted by: Marcus T at January 31, 2014 11:41 AM (IZxpG)

246 #219 I was at work when that thread came up, and my employer blocks the comment page from AoS for some unknown reason (maybe an interest in worker productivity?)

Posted by: notropis at January 31, 2014 11:41 AM (bvlUm)

247 krakatoa -

Well, the other idea is that the (R) establishment is simply the second head of the one body that is our political elite - you know, they're playing both sides against each other. Which, given the evidence is more likely.

But it is entertaining to think that all these guys who went to the best schools and were mentored by the best people are uniformly stupid.

Posted by: WolfinNC at January 31, 2014 11:41 AM (Vvg+J)

248 Just read about Joffen in the Yahoo Group e-mails. Damn. Thoughts and Prayers.

Posted by: The Political Hat at January 31, 2014 11:41 AM (XvHmy)

249 Always vote absentee and make sure they coded you as Republican on the outside of the envelope.

Posted by: Bad Voting Advice at January 31, 2014 11:42 AM (RJMhd)

250 Evidence exists that the GOP is an effective opposition party.

Posted by: Insomniac at January 31, 2014 11:42 AM (DrWcr)

251 A Kaboom kid would be afraid of Cheerios amirite? Not so much afraid, as ashamed. It's the knowing that life is a cruel joke and you are probably dreaming.

Posted by: garrett at January 31, 2014 11:42 AM (5z3cc)

252 Evidence exists that Benghazi was a local Libyan news story, but that a New Jersey bridge closing is the beginning of the Apocalypse!

Posted by: Hrothgar at January 31, 2014 11:42 AM (o3MSL)

253 I could understand the allure of Christie at first. A straightforward, no-nonsense guy who was not afraid to take the argument to his critics. His style was kind of refreshing when I was first hearing about him. Then all the stuff where he badmouthed significant portions of the party. The bloom kind of came off the rose then. Walker is looking pretty good right now. Then again, I thought Fred Thompson would be an obvious choice.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at January 31, 2014 11:42 AM (TGgNi)

254 Don't cross the memes! Posted by: IllTemperedCur at January 31, 2014 04:41 PM ......Or Cross the River Thames!

Posted by: Minnfidel at January 31, 2014 11:43 AM (/o+xv)

255 Evidence exists that memes are not very funny.

Posted by: Bad Blog Advice at January 31, 2014 11:43 AM (MNq6o)

256 To alleviate bridge traffic we are introducing a new website to allow (mandate) all bridge traffic to be by appointment only. The site will be up and running on Feb. 1, working perfectly, and no one will be allowed to cross the bridge without having made an appointment and paid their toll in advance. Go to www.bridge.gov and enter your social security number to begin the easy to use process.

Posted by: Kathleen Sibilius at January 31, 2014 11:43 AM (F58x4)

257 evidence exists that I will be quitting work in 18 minutes.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humantiarian at January 31, 2014 11:43 AM (HVff2)

258 Krispy's favorite movie:  "The Bridges of Madison County".

Posted by: Soona at January 31, 2014 11:43 AM (BkpOh)

259 I personally don't care what happens to Christie.  My husband and I would never support him because of his pandering photos with obama (unforgivable in our view) before last pres.election and his stance on immigration.  It would be fascinating  to see how fast the media would cease interest in this story if they realized many conservatives do not support him anyway, and how some conservatives think, if this story pans out,  he got what was coming to him.   The msm does not want to support an agenda that doesn't really "stick it" to conservatives. 

Posted by: TXAG12 at January 31, 2014 11:43 AM (lCatF)

260 242 A Kaboom kid would be afraid of Cheerios amirite? Posted by: eleven at January 31, 2014 04:40 PM (fsLdt) Like Superman fears kryptonite.

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at January 31, 2014 11:43 AM (oFCZn)

261 >>>what level TeaPartier are you? i actually think the Tea Party kind of MUST replace the GOP. Ergo I think it has to stop thinking like a protest/insurrection party where the goal is just noise and attention and start behaving like a majoritarian governing party-- which does mean a level of discretion in which arguments to make, what candidates to support, and which wars to "hold" and which to fight.

Posted by: does a 2 x 5 work? at January 31, 2014 11:43 AM (/FnUH)

262 Ralph Macchio makes an inspiring return to the big screen in Cross Roads II,  The Appointment Killers.

Posted by: dananjcon at January 31, 2014 11:43 AM (NpXoL)

263 I could understand the allure of Christie at first. A straightforward, no-nonsense guy who was not afraid to take the argument to his critics. His style was kind of refreshing when I was first hearing about him. Then all the stuff where he badmouthed significant portions of the party. The bloom kind of came off the rose then. Walker is looking pretty good right now. Then again, I thought Fred Thompson would be an obvious choice. Posted by: Aetius451AD at January 31, 2014 04:42 PM ........Same here.

Posted by: Minnfidel at January 31, 2014 11:43 AM (/o+xv)

264

My advisors tell me that I should do a video of me twerking and sticking my tongue out...

And that will make people forget all about what happened on that Bridge.

Posted by: Chris Chrispy at January 31, 2014 11:43 AM (dvPw2)

265 ace: "there's like three new memes going on"

IOW... Open Thread!

Posted by: AnonymousDrivel at January 31, 2014 11:43 AM (eHIJJ)

266 I am simply aghast the media never investigated if Wiener sent a dick-pic to Hillary also.

Posted by: Marcus T at January 31, 2014 11:44 AM (IZxpG)

267

Today has sucked. Golf ball through a garden hose level of vacuum, in fact. Perfectly consistent with the entirety of the week.

 

Yet now, fellow morons, we look forward to a roughly sixty hour reprieve before we drag our sad, sorry asses back to do it all over again.

 

So, with that, I raise a glass to the Horde. The Godless Left may kill us yet ... but the pussies did not succeed this week.  

 

Posted by: ScoggDog at January 31, 2014 11:44 AM (mXe2q)

268 Then again, I thought Fred Thompson would be an obvious choice.

He was the Kaboom of the primaries. 

Posted by: HR at January 31, 2014 11:44 AM (ZKzrr)

269 To avoid being called a racist be sure to be a Democrat and eat the multi grain bi racial cheerios: ttp://tinyurl.com/m5rzjtk

Posted by: Fenelon Spoke at January 31, 2014 11:44 AM (7kkQJ)

270 Leonardo DiCaprio IS... T H E C O M M U T E R

Posted by: ace at January 31, 2014 11:44 AM (/FnUH)

271 Maybe we should call them "Mid-Atlantic Republicans"? IIRC, there are no GOP reps from New England.

 N.E. does have Susan Collins, which is nice, I suppose.

Posted by: Beelzebubba at January 31, 2014 11:44 AM (YmPwQ)

272 Huh, a bridge's lanes closed? Piker. Here in Mexifornia, the State is punishing us with "voluntary for now" water conservation. Never mind them neglecting the water system the past many decades, y'all politicians, and in Mexifornia, theys got dem Ds after dere names.

Posted by: OK, thanks, bye at January 31, 2014 11:44 AM (RPDkq)

273 Hee-Haw joke: "I crossed a meme with a bad 80s song." "Whadja get?" http://tinyurl.com/2g9mqh

Posted by: notropis at January 31, 2014 11:45 AM (bvlUm)

274 Abortion doctor murders hundreds of live babies: Local news story Traffic on a bridge in NJ: ZOMG!!!! Top national news for months!!!! Weird. When I lived in NJ, times where there wasn't traffic on the GWB were news.

Posted by: Damiano at January 31, 2014 11:45 AM (j0wOO)

275 261 >>>what level TeaPartier are you? i actually think the Tea Party kind of MUST replace the GOP. Ergo I think it has to stop thinking like a protest/insurrection party where the goal is just noise and attention and start behaving like a majoritarian governing party-- which does mean a level of discretion in which arguments to make, what candidates to support, and which wars to "hold" and which to fight. Posted by: does a 2 x 5 work? at January 31, 2014 04:43 PM (/FnUH) ******** I think someone has to do the real work and actually build a party instead of hijacking an old one.

Posted by: tasker at January 31, 2014 11:45 AM (RJMhd)

276 Posted by: ScoggDog at January 31, 2014 04:44 PM (mXe2q) Here, here. Prost!!!!

Posted by: Misanthropic Humantiarian at January 31, 2014 11:45 AM (HVff2)

277 there's like three new memes going on

Maybe the guys could get shirts.

Posted by: HR at January 31, 2014 11:45 AM (ZKzrr)

278 Just saw this on twitter: @guypbenson 1m Wow RT @michaelscherer: NYTimes changes online lead, w/o correction. Strikes line that said Wildstein has evidence to prove Christie knew

Posted by: Y-not (@MoxieMom) hasn't read the comments at January 31, 2014 11:45 AM (zDsvJ)

279  Never mind them neglecting the water system the past many decades, y'all politicians, and in Mexifornia, theys got dem Ds after dere names.
Posted by: OK, thanks, bye

But bullet trains!

Posted by: Dang at January 31, 2014 11:45 AM (MNq6o)

280 Evidence exists that a bombastic overweight Governor of a flood prone state is popular for his position of providing three meals a day to schoolchildren; a position wildly supported by taxpayers upside down on their mortgages and struggling to make their next mortgage payment.

Posted by: Regular Moron [/i] at January 31, 2014 11:45 AM (oGrEy)

281 Hell The Green Party did it.

Posted by: tasker at January 31, 2014 11:46 AM (RJMhd)

282 Now, what were we talking about?

Posted by: hello, it's me also a creep-assed cracka.. at January 31, 2014 11:46 AM (9+ccr)

283
Abe Vigoda, Shirley McClaine, and Jeff Goldblum

Star in

MEMES: EVIDENCE EXISTS THEY'RE NOT DEAD YET

Posted by: Bad Movie Plots at January 31, 2014 11:46 AM (n0DEs)

284 @guypbenson 1m Wow RT @michaelscherer: NYTimes changes online lead, w/o correction. Strikes line that said Wildstein has evidence to prove Christie knew Well *that's* a big change.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) Ah, F It. at January 31, 2014 11:46 AM (PYAXX)

285 Leonardo DiCaprio IS...

T H E
C O M M U T E R

Posted by: ace at January 31, 2014 04:44 PM (/FnUH)

 

Welcome in.  Water's nice, huh?  Why you still wearing pants?

Posted by: The Meme Hot Tub at January 31, 2014 11:46 AM (A0sHn)

286 Posted by: does a 2 x 5 work? at January 31, 2014 04:43 PM .........The establishment RINO's are doing everything in their power to thwart the TP. Look at the IRS deal. They paid a little lip service to it and that was really it. They look at the TP as a bigger threat to them than the Dems.

Posted by: Minnfidel at January 31, 2014 11:47 AM (/o+xv)

287 Well *that's* a big change.

Something about lies going around the world while the truth is still looking for its pants.

Posted by: HR at January 31, 2014 11:47 AM (ZKzrr)

288 At least I think the Green Party got on all state ballots. Have to go check.

Posted by: tasker at January 31, 2014 11:47 AM (RJMhd)

289 Walker is looking pretty good right now. Then again, I thought Fred Thompson would be an obvious choice.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at January 31, 2014 04:42 PM (TGgNi)

 

 

--------------------------------------------------

 

 

2016 is still a long way off.  *sigh*    The 2014 election is just around the corner, though.  And with the RINO's going off the rails on immigration, we need to start focusing on what's happening now. 

Posted by: Soona at January 31, 2014 11:48 AM (BkpOh)

290 wow. Thank you Y-Not. I've updated.

Posted by: ace at January 31, 2014 11:48 AM (/FnUH)

291 I'm seeing a move with Sean Penn and Susan Sarrandon as two brave reporters who discover that conservative governor intentionally closed several lanes of traffic.

Posted by: WalrusRex at January 31, 2014 04:18 PM (Hx5uv)

 

We can call it "Dis-Closure."

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Buy a Hissy or Coniption, Get a Free Fitting! at January 31, 2014 11:49 AM (hLRSq)

292 Ashley Judd and James Woods star in YIELD TO THE RIGHT

Posted by: garrett at January 31, 2014 11:49 AM (5z3cc)

293 Christie is just the Democrats latest squirrel to distract from the disaster they've created. Especially with the markets tanking this weak from Obama's disastrous monetary policy, the carousel is about to fly off the track and plow down Main Street- killing everyone along the way.

Wait until next week kids. There will be a few drone killings or something.

Posted by: Marcus T at January 31, 2014 11:49 AM (IZxpG)

294
Steven Seagal
Amy Irving

in

R O A D
R A G E

Posted by: Gristle Encased Head at January 31, 2014 11:49 AM (+lsX1)

295 2016 is still a long way off. *sigh*  Posted by: Soona

So many partial tax returns to leak,  so little time...

Posted by: The IRS at January 31, 2014 11:49 AM (MNq6o)

296 Speaking of immigration and 2014, did the horde already discuss that article by Sean Trende over in the sidebar? Thought it was interesting that even he's admitting the GOP is purposely hurting its own chances.

Posted by: WolfinNC at January 31, 2014 11:49 AM (Vvg+J)

297 John Goodman as Chris Christie in... STOP OR MY DIETITIAN WILL SHOOT!

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at January 31, 2014 11:50 AM (oFCZn)

298 290 wow.

Thank you Y-Not. I've updated.

Posted by: ace at January 31, 2014 04:48 PM (/FnUH)

 

Sh*t.  If Fat Mittens has enough juice to get the NYT to pull back a headline, maybe he is worth a second look.

 

Yeah, still don't like him.  F*ck that guy.

Posted by: Conservative Crank at January 31, 2014 11:50 AM (sQ0LB)

299 Brian Dennehy stars in a one man telling of the Chris Christie Bridgegate Story in FOR WHOM? THE TOLL ROADS

Posted by: garrett at January 31, 2014 11:50 AM (5z3cc)

300 Chris Christie is the reason I never argue with fat people about food.

Posted by: Bridge Kelley at January 31, 2014 11:50 AM (UzPAd)

301 In a world where a man has to be driven...

Chris Christie is...

THE FAT LANE

Posted by: Dang at January 31, 2014 11:51 AM (MNq6o)

302 Jason Staham and Scarlett Johansen in Exit Ahead

Posted by: Misanthropic Humantiarian at January 31, 2014 11:51 AM (HVff2)

303 Coming this Spring, a MSNBC documentary on the bridge shut down .......


Mixed Race Melt Down ; Keepin' Oreos Out Of New Jersey





Posted by: Dr Spank at January 31, 2014 11:51 AM (38LLM)

304 PETER CUSHING CHRISTOPHER LEE in "FRANKENSTEIN CREATED TRAFFIC DELAYS"

Posted by: naturalfake at January 31, 2014 11:51 AM (0cMkb)

305 So now it's down to just his word against Tubby's? Well that won't move the story much. The media will keep this alive as long as they can and mission accomplished today for Katie. In the end, they are doing us a favor by weakening him. They are too stupid to realize that we don't want him anyway.

Posted by: Minnfidel at January 31, 2014 11:52 AM (/o+xv)

306

Some people refer to the Tea Party like it is a big organized 'party'.

 

It's not, though.

There are lots of little independent chapters of it all over the country...with very little coordination between them.

 

Posted by: wheatie at January 31, 2014 11:52 AM (dvPw2)

307 If it is in the New York Times, it must be true.

Posted by: Bad news reporter Advice at January 31, 2014

-

I win, even if it was a sock

Posted by: Vashta Nerada at January 31, 2014 11:52 AM (aq5Dc)

308 248 I'm always out of the loop here; day late & dollar short. Almost afraid to ask, though: What happened to Joffen?

Posted by: Marybeth at January 31, 2014 11:52 AM (XbVvw)

309
Sly Stallone, Bruce Willis, and Charlize Theron

Star in

The Bridge Over The River OK Why?

Posted by: Bad Movie Plots at January 31, 2014 11:52 AM (n0DEs)

310 Danny Bonaduce and Tina Yothers in... B L O W O U T

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at January 31, 2014 11:52 AM (oFCZn)

311 Do we at least know if Kate has a nice ass? Because then perhaps some forgiveness might be in order.

Posted by: Marcus T at January 31, 2014 11:52 AM (IZxpG)

312 Brian Dennehy just signed on to play the George Washington Bridge.

It's a go!

Posted by: Dang at January 31, 2014 11:53 AM (MNq6o)

313 "Krispy's favorite movie: "The Bridges of Madison County".

Posted by: Soona at January 31, 2014 04:43 PM (BkpOh) "

--

How about   "The Bridge on the river kwai"

Krispy = Colonel Nicholson

Dem party = Colonel Saito

Tea Party = American POW Shears

 

Just spit balling hear.

Posted by: WisRich at January 31, 2014 11:53 AM (hdpay)

314 Marybeth, Joffen is no longer with us.

Posted by: Conservative Crank at January 31, 2014 11:53 AM (sQ0LB)

315
Danny DeVito
Mara Rooney

in

T R O L L
R O A D

Posted by: Gristle Encased Head at January 31, 2014 11:53 AM (+lsX1)

316 Why does the article link go to one about that lizard-faced bastard Bill Maher?

Posted by: --- at January 31, 2014 11:53 AM (MMC8r)

317

Do we at least know if Kate has a nice ass? Because then perhaps some forgiveness might be in order.

-

Rule     34

Posted by: Vashta Nerada at January 31, 2014 11:54 AM (aq5Dc)

318 307 If it is in the New York Times, it must be true.Posted by: Bad news reporter Advice at January 31, 2014 -I win, even if it was a sock Posted by: Vashta Nerada at January 31, 2014 04:52 PM (aq5Dc) ******** Ya. People keep believing the NYT and they should not since the times of Walter S. Duranty.

Posted by: tasker at January 31, 2014 11:54 AM (RJMhd)

319 Been a long time since I've seen a Tina Yothers ref in here. Long time.

Posted by: garrett at January 31, 2014 11:54 AM (5z3cc)

320 wow.

Thank you Y-Not. I've updated.

Posted by: ace at January 31, 2014 04:48 PM (/FnUH) 

**

Too late. Per MFM style guide the half lie has been disseminated, the convenient omission will works its magic.   

Posted by: dananjcon at January 31, 2014 11:54 AM (NpXoL)

321 Am I missing something. It says Christie had "knowledge of the lane closures while they were closed." Couldn't that just mean he knew they were closed?

Posted by: tsrblke, PhD(c) No Really! at January 31, 2014 11:54 AM (GaqMa)

322 Jonah Goldberg as Chris Christie in... HAVE DOUGHNUT, WILL TRY TO TRAVEL

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at January 31, 2014 11:54 AM (oFCZn)

323

Thank you Y-Not. I've updated.

 

Well, they took it down but now it's been "reported in the NYT" so MSNBC will still spend all weekend saying "now we know that Christie was lying".

 

 

Posted by: Frumious Bandersnatch at January 31, 2014 11:54 AM (A0sHn)

324 Off to go do some ice fishing. Still pissed the FAA banned the local brewery from delivering beer via drone to your ice house. Bastages! Have a good one Horde!

Posted by: Minnfidel at January 31, 2014 11:55 AM (/o+xv)

325 I'm always out of the loop here; day late & dollar short. Almost afraid to ask, though: What happened to Joffen? Posted by: Marybeth at January 31, 2014 04:52 PM (XbVvw) He took his own life. Look at last night's ONT and following two morning threads for the details.

Posted by: The Political Hat at January 31, 2014 11:55 AM (XvHmy)

326 the carousel is about to fly off the track and plow down Main Street- killing everyone along the way Because of slow traffic I was able to slowly cruise down my local 'Main Street' the other day. How brutal is the damage? Even the 'Dollar Store' clone was shuttered. Close to 50% of stores are gone, with 'Space Available' signs everywhere. I don't know about you but I think when people can't even afford the dollar store something is about to explode. If it wasn't a Democrat controlled town I *might* have shed a tear, but they chose to raise taxes (again) last year by about 10%.

Posted by: Regular Moron [/i] at January 31, 2014 11:55 AM (oGrEy)

327 Wow. It's apparently a new story to the NY Times that Christie's staff member, the one he fired, is the "link" to Christie that Wildstein is talking about.

Didn't we know this about a month ago Kate?

Posted by: Marcus T at January 31, 2014 11:55 AM (IZxpG)

328 302 Jason Staham and Scarlett Johansen in Exit Ahead Posted by: Misanthropic Humantiarian at January 31, 2014 04:51 PM (HVff2) I would actually watch that.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at January 31, 2014 11:55 AM (TGgNi)

329 NYT- All the news that's fit, we'll print.

Posted by: Fenelon Spoke at January 31, 2014 11:55 AM (7kkQJ)

330 Rick Perry knows of no traffic lane closings, trust me.

Posted by: Dr Spank at January 31, 2014 11:55 AM (38LLM)

331 Krispy's favorite tv series:  "The Bridge".

Posted by: Soona at January 31, 2014 11:55 AM (BkpOh)

332

Do we at least know if Kate has a nice ass? Because then perhaps some forgiveness might be in order.

-

Word to the wise:  what has been seen cannot be unseen

Posted by: Vashta Nerada at January 31, 2014 11:56 AM (aq5Dc)

333 Danny DeVito
Mara Rooney

in

T R O L L
R O A D

Posted by: Gristle Encased Head at January 31, 2014 04:53 PM (+lsX1)


You gotta pay the Troll Toll If You Wanna Get Into That Boy's Soul You gotta pay the Troll Toll To get in! You want the baby boy's soul You gotta pay the Troll Toll You gotta pay the Troll Toll To get in! Troll Toll!

Posted by: The Dayman Cometh at January 31, 2014 11:56 AM (tv7DV)

334 FLAMING DONUT HEADLINE!!!!!

Posted by: Truck Monkey at January 31, 2014 11:56 AM (32Ze2)

335 Oh my... just googled Kate Zernike. She is what you thought she would be.



Posted by: dananjcon at January 31, 2014 11:56 AM (NpXoL)

336 Holy crap.................a  Tina  "Kaboom"  Yothers  reference.

Posted by: eleven at January 31, 2014 11:56 AM (fsLdt)

337 HR: "Something about lies going around the world while the truth is still looking for its pants."

So what you're saying is Truth isn't a moron because - what are pants? Or that Truth is a moron because pants were off? Need a ruling here.

Or are you saying Cfuk the NYTimes?

Posted by: AnonymousDrivel at January 31, 2014 11:56 AM (eHIJJ)

338 ABC News presents Diane Sawyer in our worst national nightmare... GRIDLOCK And Hidden Toy Guns

Posted by: ABC News Investigative Reporting at January 31, 2014 11:57 AM (jRs7b)

339 Rick Perry would only have managed to get two lanes closed, Spank.

Posted by: garrett at January 31, 2014 11:57 AM (5z3cc)

340 So who does Huckabee favor - Jeb or Christie? It's looking like Huck will be the GOP kingmaker in 2016.

Posted by: Ed Anger at January 31, 2014 11:57 AM (tOkJB)

341 Karma can be such a bee-atch.

Posted by: Meremortal at January 31, 2014 11:57 AM (1Y+hH)

342 Damn that was supposed to be Jonah Hill

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at January 31, 2014 11:57 AM (oFCZn)

343 I do believe Christie not only knew about it but ordered it.He is that much of a dick.

Posted by: steevy at January 31, 2014 11:58 AM (zqvg6)

344 Rick Perry knows of no traffic lane closings, trust me. Doesn't know, or just doesn't remember?

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) Ah, F It. at January 31, 2014 11:58 AM (PYAXX)

345
Melissa McCarthy stars as Chris Christie

in

Identity Chief

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at January 31, 2014 11:58 AM (n0DEs)

346 Let's see what happens when we place this old ice chest in a playground...

Posted by: ABC News Investigative Reporting at January 31, 2014 11:58 AM (jRs7b)

347 Three hundred comments in, it's probably too late, but do any of the horde with historical knowledge know of early colonial pamphleteers or newspapers or broadsheets we could read. To get a feel for how newspapers were written back in the early days?

Thomas Paine's 'Common Sense' might be a good example, but were the newspapers back then like they are now? I've heard that early presidents got it pretty hard in the partisan press. It would be interesting to read some of that.

Posted by: Enquirering Mind at January 31, 2014 11:58 AM (NCmTp)

348

Damn, I didn't know that about Joffen.

That's terrible news indeed.

 

*going back to read about it*

Posted by: wheatie at January 31, 2014 11:58 AM (dvPw2)

349 >>Because of slow traffic I was able to slowly cruise down my local 'Main Street' the other day. How brutal is the damage? Even the 'Dollar Store' clone was shuttered. Close to 50% of stores are gone, with 'Space Available' signs everywhere. I don't know about you but I think when people can't even afford the dollar store something is about to explode. <

Commercial real estate is getting crushed. Look at the REIT. it is about to nosedive and occupancy rates are disastrous.

Posted by: Marcus T at January 31, 2014 11:58 AM (IZxpG)

350 We're going to transition mid-thead into an "Evidence existed" meme now.  Thank-you for your patience.

Posted by: Dang at January 31, 2014 11:59 AM (MNq6o)

351

I do believe Christie not only knew about it but ordered it

 

 

I believe Amanda Knox is guilty because a friend who went to Italy once said so.

Posted by: Frumious Bandersnatch at January 31, 2014 11:59 AM (A0sHn)

352 Fuck Huckabee, he should shut his pie hole. Same with Jeb Bush, same with Crispe Crème, John Boner and the list goes on and on.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humantiarian at January 31, 2014 11:59 AM (HVff2)

353 Candy Crowley stars as Chris Christie in CROSS TOWN TRAFFIC

Posted by: garrett at January 31, 2014 11:59 AM (5z3cc)

354 I believe Amanda Knox is guilty because a friend who went to Italy once said so. Posted by: Frumious Bandersnatch at January 31, 2014 04:59 PM (A0sHn Ace says she is innocent/not guilty. Me, I could care less.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humantiarian at January 31, 2014 12:00 PM (HVff2)

355 So what you're saying is Truth isn't a moron because - what are pants? Or that Truth is a moron because pants were off? Need a ruling here. Or are you saying Cfuk the NYTimes? Yes.

Posted by: rickb223 at January 31, 2014 12:00 PM (cUARf)

356 Let's see what happens when we place this old ice chest in a playground... Don't laugh. That happened to a friend of mine.

Posted by: Punky Brewster at January 31, 2014 12:00 PM (5z3cc)

357 353 good one garrett

Posted by: Misanthropic Humantiarian at January 31, 2014 12:00 PM (HVff2)

358 Rick Perry knows of no traffic lane closings, trust me. In Dalhart.

Posted by: rickb223 at January 31, 2014 12:01 PM (cUARf)

359 Jason Staham and Scarlett Johansen in Exit Ahead Must include a scene in which Statham flicks a traffic cone into the air, then kicks it into the face of a Christie lookalike. Also, Christie lookalike directed traffic slowdown because he knew a food shipment to black orphans was scheduled during that weekend. And his business buddies wanted the land the orphanage occupies.

Posted by: bonhomme[/i][/b][/i][/b][/s][/s] at January 31, 2014 12:01 PM (A0glY)

360
Barry Williams
Laurie Metcalf

in

P A Y B A C K

Posted by: Gristle Encased Head at January 31, 2014 12:01 PM (+lsX1)

361 Well, since Chris Farley is dead, Candy Crowley seemed like the next best choice.

Posted by: garrett at January 31, 2014 12:02 PM (5z3cc)

362 Horrific tales (breathlessly told) of cannibalism in buses trapped by the Fort Lee lane closures coming up in 5, 4, 3 ... And it shall be called KhristieKreme's Katrina!

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars [/i] [/b] [/s] at January 31, 2014 12:02 PM (skFw3)

363
Let's see what happens when we leave 19th century samurai swords hidden under the swingsets.

Posted by: ABC News at January 31, 2014 12:02 PM (n0DEs)

364

Ace says she is innocent/not guilty. Me, I could care less.

 

I know.  It was a reference to a line of argument from yesterday.  The guy I was responding to thinks Christie is guilty because he flat out doesn't like him.  And what with the evidence meme, I thought we might want more than a retracted hit piece before we boil his balls in oil.

Posted by: Frumious Bandersnatch at January 31, 2014 12:02 PM (A0sHn)

365 But this is the New York Times. They make a fetish out of "admitting" corrections on tiny things (misspelled names, transposed digits in a date) so that you think they must also correct the big things. In fact, the bigger the mistake is, the less likely it is that the New York Times will acknowledge it. But if they inadvertently report that David Wildstein lives in, say, Rumson, when he was actually born there but lives in Fairlawn, oh, they'll make a big deal about correcting that. So Zernike's claim that Wildstein has, himself, "evidence" of Christie's alleged lie has been deleted, but the New York Times does not acknowelge the correction. ********* Well to be fair (ya I'm being sorta sarcastic) this a correction so big it would kill the whole thing. It's so bad you can't even parody it. Something like the Titanic it's floating now--oops! Can't even come up with it.

Posted by: tasker at January 31, 2014 12:02 PM (RJMhd)

366 347 Here is a quick search I did. Looks like images from the front page instead of entire articles. I will see what else I can find. http://tinyurl.com/k4zcth8

Posted by: Aetius451AD at January 31, 2014 12:03 PM (TGgNi)

367 Tonight on FOX.. When Good GPS's Go BAD!

Posted by: FOX at January 31, 2014 12:03 PM (jRs7b)

368 We've replaced the sand in this sandbox with back issues of SWANK. Let's see if the children notice.

Posted by: ABC News at January 31, 2014 12:03 PM (5z3cc)

369 Conservative Crank: "Marybeth, Joffen is no longer with us."

Oh, no. That's horrible. I'm stunned.

I'm so sorry for him and his family.

I guess that's going to be it for me today. Time to reflect. Ya'll take care.

Posted by: AnonymousDrivel at January 31, 2014 12:03 PM (eHIJJ)

370 James Caan in... SHOOTOUT AT THE TOLL BOOTH

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at January 31, 2014 12:04 PM (oFCZn)

371 I thought we might want more than a retracted hit piece before we boil his balls in oil.

Ah, I see you're new here.


And now I really want Timbits.  DAMMIT.

Posted by: HR at January 31, 2014 12:04 PM (ZKzrr)

372 Alright Horde. Y'all have a good weekend. Don't drink too much* *-If you wake up in bed next to a Denis Rodman lookalike: that was too much.

Posted by: AllenG (DedicatedTenther) Ah, F It. at January 31, 2014 12:04 PM (PYAXX)

373 Me? I was hoping the halftime show would be Bieber crashing into a brick wall with a Ferrari or maybe porking Selena Gomez live. But I here I am going to be disappointed.

Posted by: Marcus T at January 31, 2014 12:05 PM (IZxpG)

374 Wildsteins lawyer is saying he has evidence that "some" of what Christie said at his presser isn't true. Exactly what evidence they have and of what lies, they haven't yet said. Not like I give a shit about this, but still...

Posted by: MTF at January 31, 2014 12:05 PM (F58x4)

375 Does this mean it's going to be a Romney do-over?

Posted by: Meremortal at January 31, 2014 12:05 PM (1Y+hH)

376 >>Three hundred comments in, it's probably too late, but do any of the horde with historical knowledge know of early colonial pamphleteers or newspapers or broadsheets we could read. To get a feel for how newspapers were written back in the early days? Read up on Horace Greeley and the New York Tribune. He had immense influence in politics and the issues of the day.

Posted by: JackStraw at January 31, 2014 12:05 PM (g1DWB)

377 It's looking like Huck will be the GOP kingmaker in 2016. I can imagine Huck marching to the lectern at the convention while the theme from 'Maria' from 'West Side Story' plays triumphantly... ♪ Libido's, libido's We must control women's libido's and once we achieve that We'll never lose the Senate again ♪

Posted by: Regular Moron [/i] at January 31, 2014 12:06 PM (oGrEy)

378 O.K. Stopped back in for one final one....Chris Christie... in Goombah's Gone Wild. Trust me, you do NOT want to see the topless scenes.

Posted by: Minnfidel at January 31, 2014 12:06 PM (/o+xv)

379 I think someone has to do the real work and actually build a party instead of hijacking an old one.


But the old one already has all the shirts printed.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at January 31, 2014 12:06 PM (8ZskC)

380

Bruce Willis

 

Chris Christie

 

16 BLOCKS

Posted by: Count de Monet at January 31, 2014 12:06 PM (BAS5M)

381 Posted by: Frumious Bandersnatch at January 31, 2014 05:02 PM (A0sHn Ahh I understand and see now. Youse guys have a good weekend.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humantiarian at January 31, 2014 12:06 PM (HVff2)

382 I've got it, time for a Donut Summit!

Posted by: Meremortal at January 31, 2014 12:07 PM (1Y+hH)

383 Imagine if Bush was still president and had walked arm in arm with Gov. Christie after Hurricane Sandy.  Every photo of Christie would be one with Bush standing next to him.  Seen a photo of Christie with Obama lately?

Posted by: Dang at January 31, 2014 12:07 PM (MNq6o)

384
Andrew McCarthy
Kristy Swanson

in

P O R T
A U T H O R I T Y
C O M P L E X

Posted by: Gristle Encased Head at January 31, 2014 12:08 PM (+lsX1)

385 Dmanit! Will you folks please stop mention Krispy Kremes?!

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at January 31, 2014 12:08 PM (DmNpO)

386 The Situation and Chris Christie in... THE DUNKIN' DOUGHNUT BOYS

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at January 31, 2014 12:08 PM (oFCZn)

387 At some point i will probably write a post about depression and suicide (and obliquely, about Joffen). But I don't wish to just throw up a post without thought. I have concerns about what signals that sends. For example, if I may speak rather bluntly here, the suicidal person leaves behind casualties in his wake. I do not wish the suicidal to do what many of them do, which is, to use other people for short term emotional support (which is wrenching for them, *especially* if the suicide is actually undertaken) without respecting their own human obligation to the parties helping them-- which is to seek help Not just talk about maybe seeking help, but to actually seek it. I don't think I'm letting any cats out of any bags when i say that Shredded Chi has been shaken up by this and is distraught. As are others, like Y-Not. I can only analogize suicidal thoughts to the ones I had as a kid when I thought about running away. My thoughts were these: "And THEN they'll realize how much they loved me. And THEN they'll be sorry they didn't give me more." I do not want to write a post which suggests to any possible suicides that such a reaction -- which I have to guess is somewhere lurking in their minds (though I do not know this for a fact, or even as a well-considered hypothesis) -- will be forthcoming were one to end it all. This sort of positive reinforcement, I think, would tend to encourage a deeply negative result. I have been seeking counsel from various parties I think have a good amount of emotional sense. So far the advice has been mixed, but many (especially women, it turns out) do think that some sort of post is warranted and advisable.

Posted by: ace at January 31, 2014 12:09 PM (/FnUH)

388 I'm sure someone has said this on the unread comments, but why wouldn't Christie know about the lane closures when they were happening? That's what you call constructive knowledge.

Posted by: Roc Ingersol at January 31, 2014 12:10 PM (f4Je0)

389 347 Here is something interesting: http://tinyurl.com/c8ulkhe It looks to be primarily articles from the UK, but they specify quite a few from the colonies. There also is an advertised free trial of the service at left.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at January 31, 2014 12:10 PM (TGgNi)

390 I  wonder  if Flo from Progressive does anal.

Posted by: eleven at January 31, 2014 12:10 PM (fsLdt)

391 Pretty sure they don't know about Kaboom in Rumson.

Posted by: garrett at January 31, 2014 12:10 PM (5z3cc)

392 Global Warming clearance operation about to begin for the 3rd time in 24 hours. The only difficulty is throwing the snow high enough to get over the old piles....

Posted by: Meremortal at January 31, 2014 12:10 PM (1Y+hH)

393 I still want to know HOW this is possible. You mean, with all of the layers and layers of union Democrat bureaucracy, a Republican governor's underlings can just pick up the phone and close some traffic lanes? Really?

Posted by: AmishDude at January 31, 2014 12:11 PM (T0NGe)

394 Thanks ace.

I responded to you at the end of the headlines thread. 

Posted by: grammie winger at January 31, 2014 12:11 PM (P6QsQ)

395 Not that I GAS about Bieber, but when did we start enforcing the borders? NewsBreaker ‏@NewsBreaker 14m UPDATE: Justin Bieber, being interviewed by Customs officials and, in all likelihood, his plane will be turned around @AaronKatersky reports

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at January 31, 2014 12:11 PM (DmNpO)

396 Brian Dennehy in the performance of his career as the Hudson River in...

A BRIDGE TOO NARROW

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at January 31, 2014 12:11 PM (8ZskC)

397 Sorry to be heavy. I do not exactly know what to do here. For as much as I feel sympathy for Joffen, to be honest, I don't feel terribly much sympathy for him now. In death, I suppose, he has the peace he sought. My concern is much more for the living, those left behind to contemplate the terrible fact Joffen left behind.

Posted by: ace at January 31, 2014 12:11 PM (/FnUH)

398  I think Fat Bastar Rino knew all about it. Thats just the way he rolls, like a greasy doughnut full of shit jelly.

Posted by: maddogg at January 31, 2014 12:12 PM (xWW96)

399 For those of you who are Christie fans (and I am not), the Dems will overreach on this. They always do.

Posted by: AmishDude at January 31, 2014 12:12 PM (T0NGe)

400 @394

Sorry, I meant the Dump thread.

Posted by: grammie winger at January 31, 2014 12:13 PM (P6QsQ)

401

Of course ace puts up a long thoughtful comment right before I say that.

 

creps.

 

Sorry to hear about Joffen.

Posted by: eleven at January 31, 2014 12:13 PM (fsLdt)

402 364 I don't like him but that's not why I think he's guilty.I think he is guilty because it is very much in character for him.

Posted by: steevy at January 31, 2014 12:13 PM (zqvg6)

403 I think a post about depression and suicide is a good idea, Ace. Thanks.

Posted by: Fenelon Spoke at January 31, 2014 12:13 PM (7kkQJ)

404 Sorry to be heavy. I do not exactly know what to do here. For as much as I feel sympathy for Joffen, to be honest, I don't feel terribly much sympathy for him now. In death, I suppose, he has the peace he sought. My concern is much more for the living, those left behind to contemplate the terrible fact Joffen left behind. *** Time heals all wounds, except suicide. It's sad that he was so deeply depressed that he could not see that life can be better.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at January 31, 2014 12:13 PM (DmNpO)

405 Donny Most and Susan Anton in... OUT OF GAS, OUT OF LUCK

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at January 31, 2014 12:13 PM (oFCZn)

406
Lets put live rattle snakes in the sand pit at the playground and see what happens.

Posted by: ABC News at January 31, 2014 12:14 PM (n0DEs)

407 I don't think I'm letting any cats out of any bags when i say that Shredded Chi ********* Well there was this extremely frickin' helpful comment to shredded chi when he said he felt guilty-- and it was you commenting. I feel extremely bad for cthulhu. And Jean too--when you go back and read that night's comments. Hell I saw Joffen's last comment and said to myself--that sounds pretty good--and closed the laptop. I was tired as hell. And there was cthulhu scrambling around. Who is a hell of a guy. I always read him at night. Those guys are the ones that need our sympathy.

Posted by: tasker at January 31, 2014 12:14 PM (RJMhd)

408 I have been seeking counsel from various parties I think have a good amount of emotional sense. So far the advice has been mixed, but many (especially women, it turns out) do think that some sort of post is warranted and advisable. Understand. And it was a shocker this am.

Posted by: rickb223 at January 31, 2014 12:15 PM (cUARf)

409

Thanks, Ace.

 

It's a tough subject.

You don't want to set up a formula for attention-seekers...but you don't want to ignore a tragedy that has unfolded.

Tough call all around.

 

Posted by: wheatie at January 31, 2014 12:15 PM (dvPw2)

410 Joffen, as with many suicides, think they can solve their problems with suicide. I believe they don't really accept how permanent that solution is.

Posted by: soothsayer at January 31, 2014 12:15 PM (jRs7b)

411 the suicidal person leaves behind casualties in his wake.


A swath of destruction.  I've seen it happen unfortunately more than once.  It's happened in my family, to my friends.  No one who has been in the wake of a suicide ever feels the same again.  It causes pain, anger and more than anything, guilt.

I'm having a difficult time today, especially commenting on this, because anything I could type would come out sounding harsh and unfeeling.  I guess I've just seen and experienced the results and the toll it takes on the living too much. 

I pray for his family and daughter.  I pray they find peace in their lives.

Posted by: DangerGirl at January 31, 2014 12:16 PM (GrtrJ)

412 Lets put live rattle snakes in the sand pit at the playground and see what happens.


Some common-sense legislation to address the national pit viper crisis is long overdue.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at January 31, 2014 12:16 PM (8ZskC)

413 My concern is much more for the living, those left behind to contemplate the terrible fact Joffen left behind. Posted by: ace at January 31, 2014 05:11 PM (/FnUH) ******** Exactly. Is it normal to be sort of pissed?

Posted by: tasker at January 31, 2014 12:16 PM (RJMhd)

414 This sort of positive reinforcement, I think, would tend to encourage a deeply negative result. It's just my .02 cents, but I think you should stay away from the topic, for that reason; the reinforcement and attention. Put up a RIP thread if you like with little or no content. He threatened before. I was in the thread then and I hit him with my most powerful weapon, how my BIL shot himself and the effect it had on his young daughter. 'J' had a daughter. The last time he threatened was right before the Sandy Hook school shootings. Initial reports were that a father, separated was responsible. I immediately thought of 'J' and was angry. Of course now we know who it was.

Posted by: Regular Moron [/i] at January 31, 2014 12:17 PM (oGrEy)

415 The best thing to do about depression is ignore it.

Posted by: bad advice from garrett at January 31, 2014 12:17 PM (5z3cc)

416 Aetius451 A. D.

Clicking around at random
http://tinyurl.com/yf9vhrd

Benjamin Harris and his Publick Occurances (1690) where he writes about the alleged King of France affair with his daughter in law, and gets banned by the govenor.


Posted by: Enquirering Mind at January 31, 2014 12:17 PM (NCmTp)

417 And yeah, ace, it looks like you and I are probably on the same page.

Posted by: DangerGirl at January 31, 2014 12:17 PM (GrtrJ)

418 Is it normal to be sort of pissed?

Posted by: tasker at January 31, 2014 05:16 PM (RJMhd)


------------



Very much so.

Posted by: grammie winger at January 31, 2014 12:17 PM (P6QsQ)

419 You are correct, Ace.  The ones left behind are the ones to care for.

Posted by: Vashta Nerada at January 31, 2014 12:17 PM (aq5Dc)

420 387 I agree and disagree. I agree with what you are saying that saying something might encourage other people with similar thoughts. That is always a concern. However, I disagree in that you cannot live your life based on what people might do. You want to do this because you want to signify that he meant something to you and others. Also, to try to discourage others from following a similar path. There is nothing wrong with that. It is only just. What people choose to do is always ultimately on them, not on anyone else.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at January 31, 2014 12:17 PM (TGgNi)

421 Suicide is ultimately an extremely selfish act.

Posted by: steevy at January 31, 2014 12:17 PM (zqvg6)

422 I'm trying to not talk about it. Lost an uncle in December and a friend lost her husband earlier this month.

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at January 31, 2014 12:18 PM (oFCZn)

423 I had suicidal thoughts when I was in my early 20s. The main thing that kept me from doing it was the thought of hurting my family, whom I loved and do love. Paxil fixed me right up and the difference is night and day. I'm sorry for the loss of Joffen, though I didn't know him.

Posted by: bonhomme[/i][/b][/i][/b][/s][/s] at January 31, 2014 12:18 PM (gtjN1)

424 Is it normal to be sort of pissed?

Yes.

Is cthulu OK, has anyone checked?

Posted by: HR at January 31, 2014 12:18 PM (ZKzrr)

425

Shredded chi was in a pretty black place only a few weeks ago, I'd hate to see this throw him back there.

 

I'm well-versed in breaking the news about the death of a loved one, fortunately it is rarely from suicide.  But I'm no grief counselor, would never claim to be.

 

Oh, I would say it is normal to feel some resentment towards a suicide, because they have done something very selfish and insured that they do not have to deal with the mess left behind, which can destroy those closest to him or her.  But obviously there is more to it than that.

Posted by: Conservative Crank at January 31, 2014 12:18 PM (sQ0LB)

426 418 Is it normal to be sort of pissed? Posted by: tasker at January 31, 2014 05:16 PM (RJMhd) ------------ Very much so. Posted by: grammie winger at January 31, 2014 05:17 PM (P6QsQ) ********** Thanks. Although asking the Ace of Spades crew for normal is sorta...gawd.

Posted by: tasker at January 31, 2014 12:18 PM (RJMhd)

427 My Husbands Brother committed suicide...We never knew he was that depressed...... Devastated the Family he left behind...

Posted by: hello, it's me also a creep-assed cracka.. at January 31, 2014 12:19 PM (9+ccr)

428 Depression's a bitch.

Posted by: --- at January 31, 2014 12:19 PM (MMC8r)

429 My concern is much more for the living, those left behind to contemplate the terrible fact Joffen left behind. Posted by: ace at January 31, 2014 05:11 PM (/FnUH) ******** Exactly. Is it normal to be sort of pissed? Serious "Yes" answer this time. For the reason Ace mentioned.

Posted by: rickb223 at January 31, 2014 12:19 PM (cUARf)

430 >>>I think a post about depression and suicide is a good idea, Ace. Thanks. I wrote to Y-Not earlier about my belief in upbeat threads. That's why I like NDH's car thread, Andy's gun thread, her Gardening thread, OregonMuse's Book thread, and theDude's Gaming thread. Sometimes people get a little annoyed at non-political topics or happy thoughts. But hear me on this: I agree, obviously, that politics are important. But I will never, NEVER agree that politics are more important than LIFE ITSELF. Andrew Breitbart died far too young of a stupid senseless heart attack. In his short life he was subject to stresses that few others are. (Let's not be stupid as an NBC political director about this: He did not face the same stresses as a combat troop or an ER doctor or a cop patrolling a bad neighborhood where everyone hates him. But as regards the average american: He had more stress, more negative BULLSHIT coming in at him from assorted sociopathic trolls.) This stuff is important: Community. Humanity. Individuality. These stupid memes we trade? Why do we trade them? To feel a little good about ourselves (not a bad selfish impulse) and to bring some pleasure to others. One of the things I despise most about being in the field of politics is the frequent insistence that levity, love, and just plain old ENJOYING LIFE are somehow incompatible with a "true dedication to the cause." Well fuck that. Andrew Breitbart's death caused me to think about death for the first time in my life. And here's what I realized: I do not wish to die, or at least I prefer to die as old as possible, and I would like to have mostly pleasant memories when I look back from the dim vantage of my deathbed.

Posted by: ace at January 31, 2014 12:20 PM (/FnUH)

431 We can't do anything to help Joffen, but we can help those who are still with us and need help.

Posted by: Vashta Nerada at January 31, 2014 12:20 PM (aq5Dc)

432 Yes, it is normal to be pissed.

Posted by: DangerGirl at January 31, 2014 12:20 PM (GrtrJ)

433 Barry Obama and Chris Christie star in:

Merge Left. Merge Left. Merge Left.

Posted by: Fritz at January 31, 2014 12:20 PM (UzPAd)

434 Aaaand late again...meh that will teach me to get a drink.

Posted by: DangerGirl at January 31, 2014 12:20 PM (GrtrJ)

435 Posted by: bonhomme at January 31, 2014 05:18

Same here,  but at a younger age.  My grandfather killed himself so causing my dad that pain was a no go.

Posted by: Dang at January 31, 2014 12:21 PM (MNq6o)

436
I wouldn't try to put "normal" thinking into the mind of a suicide.  Thinking in logical, this -->then that, terms is not where they are.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at January 31, 2014 12:21 PM (n0DEs)

437 >>.Is cthulu OK, has anyone checked? yes I wrote to cthulhu. I don't want to say "he seems fine" like he doesn't care, but he seems relatively okay. He is more concerned about Shredded Chi. If anyone knows of some way to contact Shredded Chi, please let me know.

Posted by: ace at January 31, 2014 12:21 PM (/FnUH)

438

Man, you guys are being emotionally sound and thoughtful.  And I was all queued up to riff on I wonder if Flo from Progressive does anal.

 

 

Posted by: Frumious Bandersnatch at January 31, 2014 12:21 PM (A0sHn)

439 Frumious Bandersnatch, I would hope she does, so one would not have to     look at    her face during the act.

Posted by: Vashta Nerada at January 31, 2014 12:22 PM (aq5Dc)

440 >>>s it normal to be sort of pissed? Posted by: tasker at January 31, 2014 05:16 PM (RJMhd) ------------ Very much so. ... always, I think, and then even worse, those who are pissed feel GUILTY for feeling pissed. They should not feel guilty. They SHOULD feel pissed.

Posted by: ace at January 31, 2014 12:22 PM (/FnUH)

441 I do not want to write a post which suggests to any possible suicides that such a reaction When they announce it, they want some sort of reaction. They want to hear "Don't do it." even if they're committed to doing so. They want to feel love and warmth and belonging. That's the Tom Sawyer reaction you're talking about.

Posted by: AmishDude at January 31, 2014 12:22 PM (T0NGe)

442 So about Flo doing anal........

Posted by: eleven at January 31, 2014 12:23 PM (fsLdt)

443 How long do you'uns think this scandal would dog the first term of a Christie administration?

Posted by: Ed Anger at January 31, 2014 12:23 PM (tOkJB)

444 But it's mostly an irrational act, for the reason mentioned above. I am angry at Joffen for not asking for help or giving someone at least a chance to help him. But I'm also a little angry at myself for not doing anything when he gave Plenty of hints that he was close to do something drastic.

Posted by: soothsayer at January 31, 2014 12:23 PM (jRs7b)

445 Chris Christie also invented AIDS.

Posted by: Mirror-Universe Mitt Romney at January 31, 2014 12:24 PM (4YooD)

446 Suicide is not rational, nor can it be rationalized. The only thing it leaves in its wake is less.  And that includes, perhaps over time, less respect for those who undertook it. It is the ultimate selfish act. It propels your own concerns above those of everyone else around you. Your not concerned with anyone else when that is undetaken. You are only consumed with self.

Can we associate it with an illness? Well, sure, we can. But that goes back to my original comment. That is, it is an attempt to rationalize.

Posted by: Marcus T at January 31, 2014 12:24 PM (IZxpG)

447 The Destruction of the Temple? Chris Christie.

Posted by: Mirror-Universe Mitt Romney at January 31, 2014 12:24 PM (4YooD)

448 The last desperate act of a selfish man. You don't kill yourself when you have kids. You just don't. Time doesn't heal those wounds. Suicide kills family's, not just the person who commits the act.

Posted by: Truck Monkey at January 31, 2014 12:24 PM (32Ze2)

449 People naturally get angry at people who waste their good fortune and blessings, thoughtlessly tossing them away. Life is the ultimate blessing. If you would get a little angry at someone trashing a beautiful new car, just out of stupid lack of concern, how much more should you be at someone for throwing away their own life?

Posted by: ace at January 31, 2014 12:24 PM (/FnUH)

450 Three hundred comments in, it's probably too late, but do any of the horde with historical knowledge know of early colonial pamphleteers or newspapers or broadsheets we could read. To get a feel for how newspapers were written back in the early days?

Posted by: Abner "Call Me Abbie" Normal[/i][/b][/s][/u] at January 31, 2014 12:24 PM (qlBdX)

451 Honestly, I'd rather dork Jan the Toyota Girl, in the squeakhole.

Posted by: garrett at January 31, 2014 12:24 PM (5z3cc)

452 Well fuck that. Andrew Breitbart's death caused me to think about death for the first time in my life.

I was just thinking about him earlier.  His birthday is tomorrow.

Posted by: HR at January 31, 2014 12:25 PM (ZKzrr)

453 Ace thanks you are a really some yiddish word I don't know how to spell.

Posted by: tasker at January 31, 2014 12:25 PM (RJMhd)

454

Don't post on here often but when I do it's typically as a sock.  No, not the argumentative  Marxists who  stop by from time to time smelling of stale Chitos.  While not an overly active poster, I damn near live on the site.  Great commentary and tons of laughs.  For that, I thank you all!!


Concerning Joffen, I was impressed with the compassion and truly caring spirit of the many who tried to help him.  Some went so far as to contact him.  Rest assured you did your best.  Even professionals have difficulty dealing with those who would do themselves harm.  I know  from experience as our daughter's high school boyfriend committed suicide because he was not getting his way.  Sad truth but you all did the best you could and God bless you all for trying. 

Posted by: Ammo Dump at January 31, 2014 12:25 PM (GgPam)

455 Here's something to make you laugh, Sandra Fluck is thing of running for Congress...

Posted by: hello, it's me also a creep-assed cracka.. at January 31, 2014 12:25 PM (9+ccr)

456 On the other hand, Chris Christie has never eaten a dog. So, there's that.

Posted by: Mirror-Universe Mitt Romney at January 31, 2014 12:25 PM (4YooD)

457 He has a daughter, she's the one I really feel sorry for.

Posted by: Vashta Nerada at January 31, 2014 12:25 PM (aq5Dc)

458 Ace thanks you are a really some yiddish word I don't know how to spell. Posted by: tasker at January 31, 2014 05:25 PM (RJMhd) ____________________ Mentsch

Posted by: Truck Monkey at January 31, 2014 12:26 PM (32Ze2)

459 #430 This is why I come here, and I believe that this is why Andrew Breitbart loved the AoS comments. Yes we're morons, yes we're irreverent, yes we're a bit caustic at times. But, it's gems like this, that seem to show up at just the right time. Thanks, Ace.

Posted by: notropis at January 31, 2014 12:26 PM (bvlUm)

460 I'm here, ace. Been lurking most of the day.

Posted by: shredded chi - tired of shoveling FACTs out of the driveway at January 31, 2014 12:26 PM (Nkh1h)

461 Definition of MENSCH : a person of integrity and honor ^That.

Posted by: tasker at January 31, 2014 12:26 PM (RJMhd)

462 sooth, the thing is (as ace said above), someone who is suicidal can ask for help, and receive help, but they also need to be proactive in their own mental health, whether that is by going to counseling, medication, etc. 

Just giving someone help and talking them down is a lot of times, not enough.

Posted by: DangerGirl at January 31, 2014 12:26 PM (GrtrJ)

463 One of the things I despise most about being in the field of politics is the frequent insistence that levity, love, and just plain old ENJOYING LIFE are somehow incompatible with a "true dedication to the cause." Exactly right Ace. I love to laugh even more than I (hopefully) am funny to others. The end all be all of life is not politics. We are not communists after all.

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at January 31, 2014 12:26 PM (oFCZn)

464 Is it normal to be sort of pissed?


Very normal.  And apparently healthy to admit it.  I worked at a suicide and crisis center for a couple of years and they would sometimes ask us if we were pissed about certain tough calls and if we said "no",  it sent up a red flag.  You were kind of encouraged to vent some of that anger or frustration there with the other staff.

Posted by: Dang at January 31, 2014 12:26 PM (MNq6o)

465 The New Jerk Times only hates Christie because he's "brown"/fat.

Posted by: Mirror-Universe Mitt Romney at January 31, 2014 12:26 PM (4YooD)

466

Ace thanks you are a really some yiddish word I don't know how to spell.

 

I think you're trying to call ace a mense.

Posted by: eleven at January 31, 2014 12:26 PM (fsLdt)

467 shredded chi - big hugs to you my friend.

Posted by: grammie winger at January 31, 2014 12:27 PM (P6QsQ)

468 Honestly, I'd rather dork Jan the Toyota Girl, in the squeakhole. +1

Posted by: rickb223 at January 31, 2014 12:27 PM (cUARf)

469 This is why I come here, and I believe that this is why Andrew Breitbart loved the AoS comments. Yes we're morons, yes we're irreverent, yes we're a bit caustic at times. SOME EWOK

Posted by: Charlotte's 2 x 4 Web at January 31, 2014 12:27 PM (5z3cc)

470 Does anyone remember Joffen posted in the last week or so about a girlfriend that was diagnosed with brain cancer? (Or am I misremembering who posted about that?) Anyway...was wondering earlier if it was really a 'girlfriend' who was diagnosed?

Posted by: [/i][/b][/u][/s] Tami at January 31, 2014 12:27 PM (bCEmE)

471 Three hundred comments in, it's probably too late, but do any of the horde with historical knowledge know of early colonial pamphleteers or newspapers or broadsheets we could read. To get a feel for how newspapers were written back in the early days? Let's try this again. Ideological Origins of the American Revolution by Bernard Bailyn. http://tinyurl.com/d59bcrm

Posted by: Abner "Call Me Abbie" Normal[/i][/b][/s][/u] at January 31, 2014 12:28 PM (qlBdX)

472 460 I'm here, ace. Been lurking most of the day. Posted by: shredded chi - tired of shoveling FACTs out of the driveway at January 31, 2014 05:26 PM (Nkh1h) ********* Got ya. Like some of us are here for you.

Posted by: tasker at January 31, 2014 12:28 PM (RJMhd)

473 If you would get a little angry at someone trashing a beautiful new car, just out of stupid lack of concern, how much more should you be at someone for throwing away their own life?


Actually, that isn't the reason that I personally get pissed off.

It's because of the selfishness.  They may be rid of their pain (at least their earthly pain), but everyone who surrounded them now has this unrelenting burden of guilt and pain to carry for the rest of their lives that is not fair. 

Posted by: DangerGirl at January 31, 2014 12:28 PM (GrtrJ)

474 They should not feel guilty. They SHOULD feel pissed. I felt pissed for years after my BIL offed himself. He left a wife and young daughter. I was pissed at a lot of people. Apparently he had threatened before and no one had told my wife or me about it. I don't want to say too much, but we are both highly versed in the field that would have helped. They said nothing to us. The most outlandish part of the entire thing -- please don't read further if you are the slightest bit squeamish -- My father-in-law nonchalantly cleaning the blood and brains from the wall where it happened. That man can not have a soul. I could not have done that. Ever. Might have been about 99% of my BIL's problem.

Posted by: Regular Moron [/i] at January 31, 2014 12:29 PM (oGrEy)

475 Does anyone remember Joffen posted in the last week or so about a girlfriend that was diagnosed with brain cancer? (Or am I misremembering who posted about that?) ******* Not Joffen.

Posted by: tasker at January 31, 2014 12:29 PM (RJMhd)

476 On the other hand, the NY Times still seems extremely unconcerned about all the "scandals" committed by "White Whites" in the Soviet Union, Eastern Europe, China, and so forth.

Posted by: Mirror-Universe Mitt Romney at January 31, 2014 12:29 PM (4YooD)

477 On the other hand, Chris Christie has never eaten a dog. So, there's that.

Posted by: Mirror-Universe Mitt Romney at January 31, 2014 05:25 PM (4YooD)


Only if swallowing without chewing doesn't count as "eating" a dog.

Posted by: Chris "Human Garbage Disposal" Christie at January 31, 2014 12:29 PM (tv7DV)

478 >>>sooth, the thing is (as ace said above), someone who is suicidal can ask for help, and receive help, but they also need to be proactive in their own mental health, whether that is by going to counseling, medication, etc. I believe someone who is suicidal should reach out. But I also believe he enters a pact with that person. He is taking a great deal from that person, and putting a lot of his own sense of hopelessness onto that person. And that's a burden for the party trying to help him. And I understand why a suicidal person does that. The weight seems to much to bear himself. Understood. But the pact is this: Just as the person helping has agreed to help you bear that weight, the person burdening the other has the obligation to help the OTHER party too, by actually seeking out help, *and obeying their advice.* Not just "thinking about it." If another person is helping you get past a suicidal spell, goddamnit, you owe that person the courtesy and respect of doing something about your condition once he's helped you through it.

Posted by: ace at January 31, 2014 12:30 PM (/FnUH)

479 Or 55 million dead babies. Eggs, omelet, etc.

Posted by: Mirror-Universe Mitt Romney at January 31, 2014 12:30 PM (4YooD)

480 Oh dear, didn't want to derail the thread. I'm so sorry about Joffen. His comments, while not always the cheeriest, were interesting reading. Prayers for his poor family left behind. Cannot even contemplate what they are going through.

Posted by: Marybeth at January 31, 2014 12:30 PM (8V7tx)

481 463 The end all be all of life is not politics. We are not communists after all. Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at January 31, 2014 05:26 PM (oFCZn) That's an important point. In a free society, life does not revolve around the government. The Left is all about changing that.

Posted by: rickl at January 31, 2014 12:30 PM (zoehZ)

482 People often think of It's A Wonderful Life as a Christmas movie. But it's a movie about suicide and second chances. Unfortunately we all don't get visited by hapless angels who have the ability to show us the world (Your world, to be specific) is better with you in it than without you.

Posted by: soothsayer at January 31, 2014 12:31 PM (jRs7b)

483 Ace, you work your ass off on this blog and you are right to take a step back and evaluate what's important in life. Get some rest. Have a little fun. Enjoy a great meal. Life IS so much more than politics.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at January 31, 2014 12:31 PM (DmNpO)

484 If another person is helping you get past a suicidal spell, goddamnit, you owe that person the courtesy and respect of doing something about your condition once he's helped you through it.

Posted by: ace at January 31, 2014 05:30 PM (/FnUH)



Amen.

(socon level 12)

Posted by: DangerGirl at January 31, 2014 12:31 PM (GrtrJ)

485

ace, I will tell you that as an ER doctor, I don't think I am under that much more stress than Brietbart was.  Yes, once in a while I literally hold someone's life in my hands, and I get accused of idiocy or worse daily by patients or families who don't understand why things are done the way they are, but neither do I have people seeking to destroy me and my livelihood on a daily basis for merely speaking my mind.  He could have and should have given himself some time to unplug though, maybe it would have saved him.

 

IMO, you should definitely do a post.  What I have to offer on the subject is yours if you want.  I'm sure you can see the e-mail address linked to my nic.

Posted by: Conservative Crank at January 31, 2014 12:31 PM (sQ0LB)

486

My father-in-law nonchalantly cleaning the blood and brains from the wall where it happened. That man can not have a soul. I could not have done that. Ever. Might have been about 99% of my BIL's problem.

 

Sounds like Monster's Ball.

Posted by: eleven at January 31, 2014 12:31 PM (fsLdt)

487 I think you're trying to call ace a mense. *** heh

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at January 31, 2014 12:32 PM (DmNpO)

488

Tami...

Yeah, I read back...and Joffen posted night before last, that his girlfriend had been diagnosed with a brain tumor, possibly cancer.

 

He put in parentheses "fiancé".

 

Posted by: wheatie at January 31, 2014 12:32 PM (dvPw2)

489 If another person is helping you get past a suicidal spell, goddamnit, you owe that person the courtesy and respect of doing something about your condition once he's helped you through it.

Posted by: ace at January 31, 2014 05:30 PM (/FnUH)


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You're exactly right. 

Posted by: grammie winger at January 31, 2014 12:32 PM (P6QsQ)

490 But there's no doubt that Chris Christie is a monster. He's probably eating a dough nut at this very moment.

Posted by: Mirror-Universe Mitt Romney at January 31, 2014 12:32 PM (4YooD)

491 spidersockoff

Posted by: garrett at January 31, 2014 12:32 PM (5z3cc)

492 >>>Ace, you work your ass off on this blog and you are right to take a step back and evaluate what's important in life. Get some rest. Have a little fun. Enjoy a great meal. Life IS so much more than politics. ... I think there's an idea in the military that permitting troops to take time off to visit their families and homes is crucial, because a soldier has to be periodically reminded, in a tangible way, of what the Hell it is he's even fighting for.

Posted by: ace at January 31, 2014 12:32 PM (/FnUH)

493 ace, do what you can.

 

This stuff is important: Community. Humanity. Individuality.

 

i'm just catching up on posts, but i see this here all the time.

 

have to take nap for tonight.

 

everyone take care

Posted by: dDan at January 31, 2014 12:34 PM (hwYmz)

494

I mean, come on, what the fuck is going on anymore??????????

 

How does the NYT even function.  It's a print version of fucking MSNBC.

Posted by: prescient11 at January 31, 2014 12:34 PM (tVTLU)

495 Unfortunately we all don't get visited by hapless angels who have the ability to show us the world (Your world, to be specific) is better with you in it than without you.

It turned out everyone's happier without me.  I stick around to piss 'em off.

Posted by: HR at January 31, 2014 12:34 PM (ZKzrr)

496 Life needs more Blurred Lines Brunette.

Posted by: garrett at January 31, 2014 12:34 PM (5z3cc)

497 488 Tami... Yeah, I read back...and Joffen posted night before last, that his girlfriend had been diagnosed with a brain tumor, possibly cancer. He put in parentheses "fiancé". Posted by: wheatie at January 31, 2014 05:32 PM (dvPw2) **** Oh shit never mind then that makes two people that were talking about that.

Posted by: tasker at January 31, 2014 12:34 PM (RJMhd)

498 I wonder how upset the fat fuck is in learning that the media is not going to give him the usual love they give to squishy backstabbing RINOs  at least until the nomination is secured.

Posted by: buzzion at January 31, 2014 12:34 PM (LI48c)

499 I would like to have mostly pleasant memories when I look back from the dim vantage of my deathbed.

Posted by: ace

If you're lucky.  You could fall into a wood chipper.  I don't think it would be possible to have any pleasant memories while going through a wood chipper.  *shudders* Just sayin'.

Posted by: That guy who's always saying shit at the wrong time at January 31, 2014 12:35 PM (MNq6o)

500

It's kind of eerie...that this happens during all this talk about "GOP Committing Suicide".

 

 

Posted by: wheatie at January 31, 2014 12:35 PM (dvPw2)

501 It turned out everyone's happier without me. I stick around to piss 'em off.

Posted by: HR at January 31, 2014 05:34 PM (ZKzrr)


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Posted by: grammie winger at January 31, 2014 12:35 PM (P6QsQ)

502 On the other hand, were Chris Christie less obese, he could order his subordinates to give him blow jobs. As things stand, he has to content himself with jacking off about lane closings while stuffing his face full of dough nuts.

Posted by: Mirror-Universe Mitt Romney at January 31, 2014 12:35 PM (4YooD)

503 My father-in-law nonchalantly cleaning the blood and brains from the wall where it happened. That man can not have a soul. I could not have done that. Ever. Might have been about 99% of my BIL's problem. My dad did that for my mom's sister after my uncle did that. Only it affected my dad so much he would never speak about it.

Posted by: rickb223 at January 31, 2014 12:35 PM (cUARf)

504 I never mind the upbeat and/or off topic threads. In fact, I enjoy them even when I can't participate because i don't know enough about the topics. And people are always affected by a suicide. It's like rings from a stone thrown. The people closest are most affected but the ripples hit everyone. I have had to deal with suicides of family members, friends, people connected with folks in a congregation I served and people I didn't know so well. About 10 years ago I had a colleague take her life. All I knew about her was that she was very funny and very energetic and I would occasionally speak to her at our denominational meetings, and yet when I heard that she had stopped taking her meds for bipolar disorder, checked herself into a hotel and committed suicide I felt terrible. So anyone who's had any dealings with joffen on this board will be affected and the ones who talk to him personally by phone will be having a very hard time. Suicide is one of those cases when truly as John Donne wrote, "No man is an island."

Posted by: Fenelon Spoke at January 31, 2014 12:35 PM (7kkQJ)

505 Different strokes for different folks.

Posted by: Mirror-Universe Mitt Romney at January 31, 2014 12:35 PM (4YooD)

506 Well fuck that. Andrew Breitbart's death caused me to think about death for the first time in my life. And here's what I realized: I do not wish to die, or at least I prefer to die as old as possible, and I would like to have mostly pleasant memories when I look back from the dim vantage of my deathbed.

Posted by: ace

 

 

Amen.  I've been down the dark road of depression but I never got lost enough to consider suicide because I knew the devastation and guilt that I would leave behind.  I've struggled but medication,counseling, good friends, children I love,  and a profound faith in God has been my salvation.

God bless Joffen's family, friends, and to the horde members who tried to help him.

Posted by: Cheri at January 31, 2014 12:35 PM (G+Wff)

507 I said in an earlier thread that I don't know if demonic possession exists outside the movies, but if it does, the devil's cover is surely depression. I couldn't even find any quotes adequate to express the misery of depression, but thunderb did. It's from a book he read: A phenomenon that a number of people have noted while in deep depression is the sense of being accompanied by a second self — a wraithlike observer who, not sharing the dementia of his double, is able to watch with dispassionate curiosity as his companion struggles against the oncoming disaster, or decides to embrace it. There is a theatrical quality about all this, and during the next several days, as I went about stolidly preparing for extinction, I couldn't shake off a sense of melodrama — a melodrama in which I, the victim-to-be of self-murder, was both the solitary actor and lone member of the audience.” ¯ William Styron, Darkness Visible: A Memoir of Madness That one quote explains how one who is deeply depressed and suicidal, a somewhat narcissistic behavior, can so easily be seduced by the drama of it all.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at January 31, 2014 12:36 PM (DmNpO)

508 I think there's an idea in the military that permitting troops to take time off to visit their families and homes is crucial, because a soldier has to be periodically reminded, in a tangible way, of what the Hell it is he's even fighting for.

In many ways, this is the story of Obama.

Posted by: Gristle Encased Head at January 31, 2014 12:36 PM (+lsX1)

509 'No Man is an Island' No man is an island entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent, a part of the main; if a clod be washed away by the sea, Europe is the less, as well as if a promontory were, as well as any manner of thy friends or of thine own were; any man's death diminishes me, because I am involved in mankind. And therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls; it tolls for thee. John Donne-1572-1631,

Posted by: Fenelon Spoke at January 31, 2014 12:37 PM (7kkQJ)

510

I don't know how to start any kind off fund for the child ... but I'm in if somebody does.

 

Let me know.

Posted by: ScoggDog at January 31, 2014 12:37 PM (mXe2q)

511 I'd rather not live in a world without a Heather Radish.

Posted by: soothsayer at January 31, 2014 12:37 PM (jRs7b)

512 Shredded Chi You ....dude. Hang in there. Enormous burden you were asked to shoulder.

Posted by: tasker at January 31, 2014 12:37 PM (RJMhd)

513 Life needs more Blurred Lines Brunette. *** You should put that on a bumper sticker

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at January 31, 2014 12:38 PM (DmNpO)

514 Ace, you work your ass off on this blog and you are right to take a step back and evaluate what's important in life. Get some rest. Have a little fun. Enjoy a great meal. But leave the keys to the time machine you don't have.

Posted by: rickb223 at January 31, 2014 12:38 PM (cUARf)

515 Why is everyone talking about depression?

Posted by: Mirror-Universe Mitt Romney at January 31, 2014 12:39 PM (4YooD)

516 As to my BIL's daughter, eventually she got past her dad's suicide. She ended up getting a degree in both education and psychology. A bit telling, that.

Posted by: Regular Moron [/i] at January 31, 2014 12:39 PM (oGrEy)

517 Yeah well what about SYRIA!!!

Posted by: blaster at January 31, 2014 12:39 PM (4+AaH)

518 488 Tami... Yeah, I read back...and Joffen posted night before last, that his girlfriend had been diagnosed with a brain tumor, possibly cancer. He put in parentheses "fiancé". Posted by: wheatie at January 31, 2014 05:32 PM (dvPw2) Thanks....thought I had remember correctly.

Posted by: [/i][/b][/u][/s] Tami at January 31, 2014 12:40 PM (bCEmE)

519 I AM A ROCK http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1K6YcGCokuc

Posted by: Me First and The Gimme Gimmes at January 31, 2014 12:40 PM (5z3cc)

520 Why is everyone talking about depression? *** Because we lost a long-time commenter, Joffen, to suicide last night.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at January 31, 2014 12:40 PM (DmNpO)

521 Why is everyone talking about depression? F3 "Joffen"

Posted by: soothsayer at January 31, 2014 12:40 PM (jRs7b)

522 That one quote explains how one who is deeply depressed and suicidal, a somewhat narcissistic behavior, can so easily be seduced by the drama of it all. Yep, I found enjoyment in the drama of it. I was just sooo tragic. *blech* I can't express to anyone how nice it is not to feel that way anymore.

Posted by: bonhomme[/i][/b][/i][/b][/s][/s] at January 31, 2014 12:41 PM (gtjN1)

523 "520 Why is everyone talking about depression? *** Because we lost a long-time commenter, Joffen, to suicide last night. Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at January 31, 2014 05:40 PM (DmNpO)" Fuck. Really? He kept talking about it, but he hadn't done it yet.

Posted by: Mirror-Universe Mitt Romney at January 31, 2014 12:42 PM (4YooD)

524 Why is everyone talking about depression?

Posted by: Mirror-Universe Mitt Romney at January 31, 2014 05:39 PM (4YooD)


---------------



Read the thread, starting at post 387, ace's thoughts.

Posted by: grammie winger at January 31, 2014 12:42 PM (P6QsQ)

525 This winter The roads are icy The night closes in The babysitter is getting minimum wage One man could save us all.... But he is term-limited Join Sissy Spacek and Mark Ruffalo in an exciting new motion picture about the danger of trusting Republicans with your commute and the precious opportunity to keep The LightBringer in office to save us... NO EXIT

Posted by: ginaswo at January 31, 2014 12:42 PM (I3Aay)

526

Ace,

 

You stated:  "Life is the ultimate blessing."

 

How true that is.  An influential 19th century thinker, contemplating human suffering and misery and a loving God stated:

 

"Life is the anvil on which the soul is forged."

 

Regardless of your religious views, we're all fucking dead one day anyway.  Why rush it.  Tomorrow you could win the lottery or find a hot chick or mistress. 

Posted by: prescient11 at January 31, 2014 12:42 PM (tVTLU)

527 395 Not that I GAS about Bieber, but when did we start enforcing the borders? NewsBreaker ‏@NewsBreaker 14m UPDATE: Justin Bieber, being interviewed by Customs officials and, in all likelihood, his plane will be turned around @AaronKatersky reports --- Does this mean that a petition of 200K or more might actually get the White House to enforce immigration law? Around 220K people have signed a petition to deport that asshat.

Posted by: Brandon In Baton Rouge at January 31, 2014 12:43 PM (/Crba)

528 "the suicidal person leaves behind casualties in his wake."

This is along the reason why I support helmet laws for bi- and motorcyclists.  Some here say, let 'em do what they want so long as I don't have to pay for them.  However, they leave a lot of casualties behind who have to care for an invalid, who may not even be able to carry on a conversation, and all the emotional grief that comes with it.  At least with suicide you (others) can carry on but with a brain-damaged cripple, someone's going to have devote their life to caring for this person all because a helmet violated their "freedom".

Posted by: SFGoth at January 31, 2014 12:43 PM (CyDmM)

529 God Bless joffen

Posted by: ginaswo at January 31, 2014 12:43 PM (I3Aay)

530 >>>Regardless of your religious views, we're all fucking dead one day anyway. Why rush it. Tomorrow you could win the lottery or find a hot chick or mistress. even for a secular materialist such as myself, it has to be noted that death certainly seems a lot less INTERESTING than life, and, given that one spends an eternity "dead" before one is born, and an eternity dead after one dies, there is, as you say, no great rush to get to that condition.

Posted by: ace at January 31, 2014 12:44 PM (/FnUH)

531 I stick around to piss 'em off. You don't piss us off, here. You're part of our little community. Remember recently when I asked where 'H R " went to in a thread? Concern. I noticed your absence. About half a dozen people quickly responded to my question.

Posted by: Regular Moron [/i] at January 31, 2014 12:44 PM (oGrEy)

532 517 Yeah well what about SYRIA!!!

Posted by: blaster at January 31, 2014 05:39 PM (4+AaH)

 

Dude.  Seriously, I love a good Miss Marple reference deep in a thread, but your timing is f*cked up.

Posted by: Conservative Crank at January 31, 2014 12:44 PM (sQ0LB)

533

503...My dad did that for my mom's sister after my uncle did that. Only it affected my dad so much he would never speak about it.

 

Posted by: rickb223 at January 31, 2014 05:35 PM (cUARf)

 

Been there myself...was numb about it for a long time afterward.

The smell of bleach still triggers the memory of it.

 

My BIL did it with a shotgun, in a bathroom full of white tile.

So, I'm not a big fan of horror movies with a lot of blood and guts.

 

Someone had to do it though, and the rest of the family was reeling.

 

Here's the thing, though...

If you've lost someone who was fighting for their life, and wanted to Live, fighting for it...and lost that fight...

Then it's hard not to feel a little pissed at someone who threw theirs away.

 

 

 

Posted by: wheatie at January 31, 2014 12:45 PM (dvPw2)

534 Yep, I found enjoyment in the drama of it. I was just sooo tragic. *blech* I can't express to anyone how nice it is not to feel that way anymore. *** I probably wasn't clear enough. Depression is an illness that allows suicidal thoughts to come in. It is the embracing of the thoughts... the romancing of them... that is a narcissistic endeavor.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at January 31, 2014 12:45 PM (DmNpO)

535 "524 Why is everyone talking about depression? Posted by: Mirror-Universe Mitt Romney at January 31, 2014 05:39 PM (4YooD) --------------- Read the thread, starting at post 387, ace's thoughts. Posted by: grammie winger at January 31, 2014 05:42 PM (P6QsQ)" :-(

Posted by: Mirror-Universe Mitt Romney at January 31, 2014 12:45 PM (4YooD)

536 It turned out everyone's happier without me. I stick around to piss 'em off. Posted by: HR How do I say this delicately?... now cut that shit out. I know we don't always agree, but I generally enjoy your comments and frankly your twitter timeline is one of my favorites. Go figure.

Posted by: dogfish at January 31, 2014 12:46 PM (nsOJa)

537 I totally understand feeling anger but I also think its incredibly sad that a person could get to such a dark place that suicide seemed the only solution. I'd also like to think that if I ever got to that place I would turn to a professional. I have some great friends and family who I know would be there for me as I would for them. But none of them are counselors and I think its unfair and unwise to ask them to bear that kind of responsibility.

Posted by: JackStraw at January 31, 2014 12:46 PM (g1DWB)

538 I have been seeking counsel from various parties I think have a good amount of emotional sense. So far the advice has been mixed, but many (especially women, it turns out) do think that some sort of post is warranted and advisable. Posted by: ace at January 31, 2014 05:09 PM (/FnUH) Definitely a kid gloves/light touch type subject. I have been ruminating on this most of the morning. Everything leads me to the conclusion that the darkness of the personal nature of deep depression can be inescapable and yes, I fault this toxic Marxist power grab we have been going through the last five years (plus) for exacerbating that. It pervades and colors everything. It is fucking evil. When you feel there is nothing to look forward to, well....

Posted by: 98ZJUSMC Rounding Error Extraordinaire at January 31, 2014 12:46 PM (lnGjN)

539 Does this mean that a petition of 200K or more might actually get the White House to enforce immigration law? Around 220K people have signed a petition to deport that asshat. *** They are searching his plane after someone smelled pot. If they find drugs, they will turn him around. They sure are, suddenly, making a BFD out of weed and border enforcement, huh?

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at January 31, 2014 12:46 PM (DmNpO)

540

Sorry to hear about Joffen. 

 

Posted by: prescient11 at January 31, 2014 12:48 PM (tVTLU)

541

You know ... I'm gonna' dial my online shit down a bit. Just because. In light of this.

 

Couldn't hurt.

Posted by: ScoggDog at January 31, 2014 12:48 PM (mXe2q)

542 I think that thread is happening,  with a title or not.

Posted by: Dang at January 31, 2014 12:48 PM (MNq6o)

543 I knew ace was into S&M . Rest as peacefully as you can Joffen . I hardly knew ya .

Posted by: Bill D. Cat at January 31, 2014 12:48 PM (XWw96)

544 I'd also like to think that if I ever got to that place I would turn to a professional.

=================




The devilish thing about depression is that it often robs you of the ability to act in your own self-interest.  Despair cripples even the ability to think that there might be a way out of the pain.  Suicide becomes an attractive way to just make.the.pain. STOP.

Posted by: grammie winger at January 31, 2014 12:48 PM (P6QsQ)

545 That's an important point. In a free society, life does not revolve around the government. I remember those days very well. I remember when I hardly knew that government existed at all.

Posted by: 98ZJUSMC Rounding Error Extraordinaire at January 31, 2014 12:48 PM (lnGjN)

546 Amen wheatie. Amen.

Posted by: rickb223 at January 31, 2014 12:49 PM (cUARf)

547 "...a secular materialist..."

Posted by: ace at January 31, 2014 05:44 PM (/FnUH)

I thought that quantum theory pretty much shot that down?

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at January 31, 2014 12:49 PM (QFxY5)

548 So can we deport Miley Cyrus now?

Posted by: eleven at January 31, 2014 12:49 PM (fsLdt)

549 "530 >>>Regardless of your religious views, we're all fucking dead one day anyway. Why rush it. Tomorrow you could win the lottery or find a hot chick or mistress. even for a secular materialist such as myself, it has to be noted that death certainly seems a lot less INTERESTING than life, and, given that one spends an eternity "dead" before one is born, and an eternity dead after one dies, there is, as you say, no great rush to get to that condition. Posted by: ace at January 31, 2014 05:44 PM (/FnUH)" Suicide is irrational. There isn't really anything to be said about it.

Posted by: Mirror-Universe Mitt Romney at January 31, 2014 12:49 PM (4YooD)

550 But leave the keys to the time machine you don't have. Posted by: rickb223 at January 31, 2014 05:38 PM (cUARf) Take the cannoli though.

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at January 31, 2014 12:50 PM (oFCZn)

551 I can't imagine why anyone would feel that all is hopeless. Be glad, sowers of hopelessness, you have Joffen's head to hang on the wall. He bought into the hopelessness that you promote all day, every day. Congrats.

Posted by: Lincolntf at January 31, 2014 12:50 PM (ZshNr)

552 So can we deport Miley Cyrus now? *** You believe anyone would take her?!

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at January 31, 2014 12:50 PM (DmNpO)

553 I probably wasn't clear enough. Depression is an illness that allows suicidal thoughts to come in. It is the embracing of the thoughts... the romancing of them... that is a narcissistic endeavor. I'm 100% in agreement with you. The *blech* is to the romantic thoughts I felt about my traaagic situation. I wasn't criticizing what you said, it's exactly what I was feeling at the time and I'm 100% pissed at myself for wallowing in it for so long.

Posted by: bonhomme[/i][/b][/i][/b][/s][/s] at January 31, 2014 12:51 PM (gtjN1)

554

Italy?

 

Mebbe?

Posted by: eleven at January 31, 2014 12:51 PM (fsLdt)

555 I do not want to write a post which suggests to any possible suicides that such a reaction -- which I have to guess is somewhere lurking in their minds (though I do not know this for a fact, or even as a well-considered hypothesis) -- will be forthcoming were one to end it all. This sort of positive reinforcement, I think, would tend to encourage a deeply negative result. I have been seeking counsel from various parties I think have a good amount of emotional sense. So far the advice has been mixed, but many (especially women, it turns out) do think that some sort of post is warranted and advisable. Posted by: ace at January 31, 2014 05:09 PM (/FnUH) ******** One thing--we had some suicides in a small high school. They went off like a rash...so. There's that aspect of it.

Posted by: tasker at January 31, 2014 12:51 PM (RJMhd)

556 I can't imagine why anyone would feel that all is hopeless. Be glad, sowers of hopelessness, you have Joffen's head to hang on the wall. He bought into the hopelessness that you promote all day, every day. Congrats. *** Don't you dare!

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at January 31, 2014 12:51 PM (DmNpO)

557 556 I can't imagine why anyone would feel that all is hopeless. Be glad, sowers of hopelessness, you have Joffen's head to hang on the wall. He bought into the hopelessness that you promote all day, every day. Congrats. WTF?

Posted by: hello, it's me also a creep-assed cracka.. at January 31, 2014 12:52 PM (9+ccr)

558 Words matter.

Posted by: Lincolntf at January 31, 2014 12:52 PM (ZshNr)

559 Lincolntf, that was unnecessary and unfair.

Posted by: [/i][/b][/u][/s] Tami at January 31, 2014 12:52 PM (bCEmE)

560 "538 I have been seeking counsel from various parties I think have a good amount of emotional sense. So far the advice has been mixed, but many (especially women, it turns out) do think that some sort of post is warranted and advisable. Posted by: ace at January 31, 2014 05:09 PM (/FnUH) Definitely a kid gloves/light touch type subject. I have been ruminating on this most of the morning. Everything leads me to the conclusion that the darkness of the personal nature of deep depression can be inescapable and yes, I fault this toxic Marxist power grab we have been going through the last five years (plus) for exacerbating that. It pervades and colors everything. It is fucking evil. When you feel there is nothing to look forward to, well.... Posted by: 98ZJUSMC Rounding Error Extraordinaire at January 31, 2014 05:46 PM (lnGjN)" This probably comes closest to it.

Posted by: Mirror-Universe Mitt Romney at January 31, 2014 12:53 PM (4YooD)

561 Posted by: Lincolntf at January 31, 2014 05:50 PM (ZshNr)

 

The door is that way.  Feel free to never return.

Posted by: Conservative Crank at January 31, 2014 12:53 PM (sQ0LB)

562 It is the embracing of the thoughts... the romancing of them... that is a narcissistic endeavor.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at January 31, 2014 05:45 PM (DmNpO)

I think you are being harsh. Clinical depression (from what I have read) is so all-encompassing that there is often no other focus available to one who suffers from it.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at January 31, 2014 12:53 PM (QFxY5)

563 That troll needs to be banned.

Posted by: Fenelon Spoke at January 31, 2014 12:54 PM (7kkQJ)

564 551 I can't imagine why anyone would feel that all is hopeless. Be glad, sowers of hopelessness, you have Joffen's head to hang on the wall. He bought into the hopelessness that you promote all day, every day. Congrats. Posted by: Lincolntf at January 31, 2014 05:50 PM (ZshNr) Classless jackass. Fuck you.

Posted by: 98ZJUSMC Rounding Error Extraordinaire at January 31, 2014 12:54 PM (lnGjN)

565 It's an observation. The other obvious ones have already been made. He came here for a reason, and what he got wasn't enough.

Posted by: Lincolntf at January 31, 2014 12:54 PM (ZshNr)

566 487 I think you're trying to call ace a mense.

***

heh

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at January 31, 2014 05:32 PM (DmNpO)

You mean a "mensch"?

Posted by: think at January 31, 2014 12:54 PM (OroYa)

567 "540 Sorry to hear about Joffen. Posted by: prescient11 at January 31, 2014 05:48 PM (tVTLU)" I'm sure you are.

Posted by: Mirror-Universe Mitt Romney at January 31, 2014 12:54 PM (4YooD)

568 551 I can't imagine why anyone would feel that all is hopeless. Be glad, sowers of hopelessness, you have Joffen's head to hang on the wall. He bought into the hopelessness that you promote all day, every day. Congrats. Posted by: Lincolntf at January 31, 2014 05:50 PM (ZshNr) ******** Yikes. I get here you are coming from---but I don't know if that is fair. Is it? Ultimately Joffen had a choice. He had multiple choices. No one forced him to be obsessed with politics--or to read here. Anyways I know you from Althouse. madawaskan if you remember. And you are a very cool dude. I have always liked your attitude. But I think you might be sort of wrong on the responsibility angle. It might have had .0000005% to do with it. Something like that.

Posted by: tasker at January 31, 2014 12:55 PM (RJMhd)

569 Joffen was depressed and angry but he was not a dumbass.

Posted by: soothsayer at January 31, 2014 12:55 PM (jRs7b)

570 Oh shit.... What the fuck did that guy just say???

Posted by: Kreplach at January 31, 2014 12:56 PM (Ng/f0)

571 Words matter. Yes they do. You just accused the people of this blog of causing the death of a man. What you said was unfair and you deserve scorn for it. Those are fighting words.

Posted by: bonhomme[/i][/b][/i][/b][/s][/s] at January 31, 2014 12:57 PM (gtjN1)

572 I'm 100% in agreement with you. The *blech* is to the romantic thoughts I felt about my traaagic situation. I wasn't criticizing what you said, it's exactly what I was feeling at the time and I'm 100% pissed at myself for wallowing in it for so long. *** I didn't think you were, but I realized I had been less than articulate and wanted to clarify. Real depression often carries a stigma and people don't always seek help for it. It sneaked up on me in a case of one event building upon another and all it took was one trigger and, suddenly and violently, it was upon me. I pray to God I never experience anything like it again. When I was looking for an eloquent quote about depression, most of what I found was horseshit about stiff upper lip and smiling through the pain. It told me that the people flapping their lips had no ckufing clue what they were talking about. It's not about sucking it up, is it?

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at January 31, 2014 12:57 PM (DmNpO)

573

The thought that anyone, ANYONE, would dare to pin any blame on anyone here for Joffen is disgusting.  How many people rallied to contact him directly with his episodes in the past?  Did anyone ever wish ill of him?

 

I won't say what my anger would like me to say, because I have class.  Just leave you miserable sh*t.

Posted by: Conservative Crank at January 31, 2014 12:57 PM (sQ0LB)

574 565 It's an observation. The other obvious ones have already been made. He came here for a reason, and what he got wasn't enough. Posted by: Lincolntf at January 31, 2014 05:54 PM (ZshNr) If ones whole reason for existence is to come to a blog site for a reason to live than than it's obvious that person is beyond help. Don't think that was Joffens only problem..... A lot more things out there were getting to him...

Posted by: hello, it's me also a creep-assed cracka.. at January 31, 2014 12:57 PM (9+ccr)

575 I come here for the laughs.  I usually get a lot of them from you guys and gals.  Thank-you.

Posted by: Dang at January 31, 2014 12:57 PM (MNq6o)

576 565 It's an observation. The other obvious ones have already been made. He came here for a reason, and what he got wasn't enough. Posted by: Lincolntf at January 31, 2014 05:54 PM (ZshNr) And so's mine. It stands.

Posted by: 98ZJUSMC Rounding Error Extraordinaire at January 31, 2014 12:57 PM (lnGjN)

577 Posted by: Lincolntf at January 31, 2014 05:50 PM (ZshNr)

That is an astoundingly unfair thing to say...especially from someone who is often interesting and perceptive.

There are many of us here who feel a profound sense of hopelessness with respect to the direction of the country. It is in many ways a rational view, but that does not prevent us from seeing joy and hope in other things. And it is those things that make life worth living, and extremely interesting to boot.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at January 31, 2014 12:57 PM (QFxY5)

578 "544 I'd also like to think that if I ever got to that place I would turn to a professional. ================= The devilish thing about depression is that it often robs you of the ability to act in your own self-interest. Despair cripples even the ability to think that there might be a way out of the pain. Suicide becomes an attractive way to just make.the.pain. STOP. Posted by: grammie winger at January 31, 2014 05:48 PM (P6QsQ)" The human brain is optimized to minimize pain, because pain is associated with death. "Hysterically enough," one of the solutions to the pain-minimization problem seems to be suicide.

Posted by: Mirror-Universe Mitt Romney at January 31, 2014 12:57 PM (4YooD)

579

Here's your $200, Kate. Thanks for knocking out Christie, and more importantly keeping quiet about my role as the Butcher of Benghazi, so I can be the next General Secretary of the Central Committee.

 

Oh, and if you think about mentioning that, I invite you to come down to Fort Marcy Park.

Posted by: Hillary Rodham (Clinton) at January 31, 2014 12:57 PM (o44nj)

580 WTF ? Asshole .

Posted by: Bill D. Cat at January 31, 2014 12:58 PM (XWw96)

581 565 It's an observation. The other obvious ones have already been made. He came here for a reason, and what he got wasn't enough. Posted by: Lincolntf at January 31, 2014 05:54 PM (ZshNr) ******** Actually a lot of people told him this was not that great a place for him. And his obsessive bit about the Constitution. I remember a good lawyer here trying to step him through why that might not be a good thing for him to bring up during the custody proceedings.

Posted by: tasker at January 31, 2014 12:58 PM (RJMhd)

582 You mean a "mensch"? *** Not me! It was eleven. He just made me laugh about it.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at January 31, 2014 12:58 PM (DmNpO)

583 551 I can't imagine why anyone would feel that all is hopeless. Be glad, sowers of hopelessness, you have Joffen's head to hang on the wall. He bought into the hopelessness that you promote all day, every day. Congrats. Posted by: Lincolntf at January 31, 2014 05:50 PM (ZshNr) No, you are wrong. Is there some sense of hopelessness and despair here about the state of the country? Yep. Is that all there is? No. There's a lot of laughter here. A lot of helping hands. Need a good recipe in a pinch? Ask here and you'll get a flood of responses. Is your car not running correctly? Ask on NDH's car thread and get good answers from people that actually work on cars for a living. In short I think you're wrong.

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at January 31, 2014 12:58 PM (oFCZn)

584 I can't imagine why anyone would feel that all is hopeless. Be glad, sowers of hopelessness, you have Joffen's head to hang on the wall. He bought into the hopelessness that you promote all day, every day. Congrats. WTF? I read that as speaking to the left/libs.

Posted by: rickb223 at January 31, 2014 12:58 PM (cUARf)

585

"No great rush to get to that condition."

 

Indeed, until I am assured that there is pinball in either heaven and/or hell, I'm in no rush.

 

As an aside, you do know that true secular materialists eventually go insane, right?  Case in point, a very famous 19th century author stated that his view of the worst kind of mental torture a man could go through would be to perform an obviously meaningless task, day after day, week after week.

 

Well, the nazis would put that theory to the test in a Hungarian (I think) concentration camp.  The Jews, formerly making munitions, were instead assigned to spend the entire day moving one pile of sand to the other corner of the camp.  And then back again to the original spot the next day.  And the next day back to the other corner again.  Day after day after day for weeks this went on.

 

Until eventually, the Jews went mad, and one by one threw themselves on the electrified fences or committed suicide by rushing the guards. The commandant remarked that there soon would be no need from the crematoria.

 

Well, if there is no afterlife, isn't everything we do just a meaningless task, signifying nothing.  Again and again and again.  Food for thought.

Posted by: prescient11 at January 31, 2014 12:58 PM (tVTLU)

586 One thing--we had some suicides in a small high school. They went off like a rash...so. There's that aspect of it. Yes. Exactly. The more attention that gets paid the more prevalent it becomes. It appears to become a socially accepted way out. Only slightly related: The most devastating day of my life was when I called a ticket agency to secure tickets to a James Taylor concert. The ticket agency said they had the tickets. The girl I was going to ask to go with me had lost her boyfriend to suicide months before. I asked her. She said yes. The ticket agency did not have the tickets. The next morning she was waiting for me in the corridor leading to the classroom. Eyes bright, happy, smiling. I felt like the dumbest fuck that ever walked the planet. But we stayed friends. She stayed happy and went into nursing.

Posted by: Regular Moron [/i] at January 31, 2014 12:58 PM (oGrEy)

587
That was a harsh way to put it Lincoln -  I don't think anyone here bears responsibility for Joffen's actions. 

That said, the political and cultural situation we are living in right now does sometimes give us all a sense of hopelessness about the future of our country.  As someone who battles depression myself, sometimes I just need to step away from the internet for a season, to settle my spirit.  Otherwise I can get overwhelmed.

Posted by: grammie winger at January 31, 2014 12:59 PM (P6QsQ)

588 "551 I can't imagine why anyone would feel that all is hopeless. Be glad, sowers of hopelessness, you have Joffen's head to hang on the wall. He bought into the hopelessness that you promote all day, every day. Congrats. Posted by: Lincolntf at January 31, 2014 05:50 PM (ZshNr)" Well put.

Posted by: Mirror-Universe Mitt Romney at January 31, 2014 01:00 PM (4YooD)

589 What I might have said, is that I also did nothing. I'm as guilty as anyone on that score. He was practically begging for sunlight, and we gave him nothing but a prediction for more darkness.

Posted by: Lincolntf at January 31, 2014 01:00 PM (ZshNr)

590 Suicide is an impetuous act born of severe frustration. Mostly.

Posted by: garrett at January 31, 2014 01:00 PM (2ohgR)

591 577 Posted by: Lincolntf at January 31, 2014 05:50 PM (ZshNr) That is an astoundingly unfair thing to say...especially from someone who is often interesting and perceptive. There are many of us here who feel a profound sense of hopelessness with respect to the direction of the country. It is in many ways a rational view, but that does not prevent us from seeing joy and hope in other things. And it is those things that make life worth living, and extremely interesting to boot. Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at January 31, 2014 05:57 PM (QFxY5) ******** Ya--especially your cooking threads. Y-Not's travel threads. The sports threads. Hell one Sunday--the last one was outta the park. Oregon Muse's book threads. Maetloch always brings tons of subjects.

Posted by: tasker at January 31, 2014 01:00 PM (RJMhd)

592 I read that as speaking to the left/libs. If they were speaking to leftists, they should have made that clearer.

Posted by: Fenelon Spoke at January 31, 2014 01:01 PM (7kkQJ)

593 My father-in-law nonchalantly cleaning the blood and brains from the wall where it happened. That man can not have a soul. I could not have done that. Ever. Might have been about 99% of my BIL's problem.


My dad did that for my mom's sister after my uncle did that. Only it affected my dad so much he would never speak about it.

Posted by: rickb223 at January 31, 2014 05:35 PM (cUARf)

 

 

-----------------------------------------------------

 

 

Someone had to be strong enough to clean it up.  Don't  be  confusing strength to do something no one else wants to do, with being heartless.

Posted by: Soona at January 31, 2014 01:01 PM (BkpOh)

594 589 What I might have said, is that I also did nothing. I'm as guilty as anyone on that score. He was practically begging for sunlight, and we gave him nothing but a prediction for more darkness. Posted by: Lincolntf at January 31, 2014 06:00 PM (ZshNr) ******** Okay. So you are doing some projection.

Posted by: tasker at January 31, 2014 01:01 PM (RJMhd)

595 Thank you Ace for commenting. We all are feeling as if we could have done more, and, of course, talking it out helps. Suicidal people leave such a wake of sadness behind. I hope Joffins wife and daughter have support. They will need it.

Posted by: Chilling the most at January 31, 2014 01:01 PM (gxtMZ)

596 Haven't been around consistently for a while.  Popping in to see this subject scares the crap out of me, not Christie, the other subject.  Can't believe some of you guys are that depressed that you would consider something terrible.  It makes me want to cry to even think of the thought. 

Posted by: think at January 31, 2014 01:01 PM (OroYa)

597 I just need to step away from the internet for a season, to settle my spirit. Otherwise I can get overwhelmed. Really, everybody should probably do that.

Posted by: Fenelon Spoke at January 31, 2014 01:02 PM (7kkQJ)

598 "555 I do not want to write a post which suggests to any possible suicides that such a reaction -- which I have to guess is somewhere lurking in their minds (though I do not know this for a fact, or even as a well-considered hypothesis) -- will be forthcoming were one to end it all. This sort of positive reinforcement, I think, would tend to encourage a deeply negative result. I have been seeking counsel from various parties I think have a good amount of emotional sense. So far the advice has been mixed, but many (especially women, it turns out) do think that some sort of post is warranted and advisable. Posted by: ace at January 31, 2014 05:09 PM (/FnUH) ******** One thing--we had some suicides in a small high school. They went off like a rash...so. There's that aspect of it. Posted by: tasker at January 31, 2014 05:51 PM (RJMhd)" Human beings are inherently social. For better and for worse. Later, all. God bless.

Posted by: Mirror-Universe Mitt Romney at January 31, 2014 01:02 PM (4YooD)

599 I'm out.... nite all...

Posted by: hello, it's me also a creep-assed cracka.. at January 31, 2014 01:02 PM (9+ccr)

600 Posted by: Lincolntf Frankly Fuck You. The "hopelessness" you claim that is here is simply people searching for the door to the brighter future. This is an intelligent crowd, and just like anything else worth investigating, all possibilities are explored ...and yes that includes the possibility that we sit on the deck of the Titanic.

Posted by: dogfish at January 31, 2014 01:02 PM (nsOJa)

601 Joffen was depressed and angry but he was not a dumbass. Posted by: soothsayer at January 31, 2014 05:55 PM (jRs7b) Yep. Seemingly, every aspect of his personal life had taken multiple HEAT rounds in the past year, or so. I've had one nuked, but the others cruised along pretty well and I didn't descend any further and time eventually did it's thing. However, when there's no escape into another room of your life, to take a break and gain perspective, that's horrific.

Posted by: 98ZJUSMC Rounding Error Extraordinaire at January 31, 2014 01:03 PM (lnGjN)

602 I for one do not feel hopeless. Or helpless. I feel powerless.

Posted by: soothsayer at January 31, 2014 01:03 PM (jRs7b)

603 Lincolntf Ultimately people are responsible for their own actions.

Posted by: tasker at January 31, 2014 01:03 PM (RJMhd)

604 If another person is helping you get past a suicidal spell, goddamnit, you owe that person the courtesy and respect of doing something about your condition once he's helped you through it. This is the last thing a suicidal person is thinking about. People are trained to handle this. There are ways to get people physically committed if they are suicidal. Other than that, if you aren't trained, you cannot expect a particular result.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at January 31, 2014 01:03 PM (IXrOn)

605 I think you are being harsh. Clinical depression (from what I have read) is so all-encompassing that there is often no other focus available to one who suffers from it. *** I have experienced depression so severe that I was encouraged by my doctor to seek in-patient treatment. I know of which I speak. It is very easy, due to the depression itself, to engage in thoughts such as "They'll miss me when I'm gone". I am not blaming anyone for those thoughts because depression is an all-encompassing hell. The thoughts are not so much selfish, as they are narcissistic in nature and they are, indeed, seductive.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at January 31, 2014 01:03 PM (DmNpO)

606 nood

Posted by: ace at January 31, 2014 01:04 PM (/FnUH)

607 597 I just need to step away from the internet for a season saison, to settle my spirit. Otherwise I can get overwhelmed.

Really, everybody should probably do that.

Posted by: Fenelon Spoke at January 31, 2014 06:02 PM (7kkQJ)

 

Fixed it for me.

 

 

Posted by: Conservative Crank at January 31, 2014 01:04 PM (sQ0LB)

608 I'm going to go take my kid to dinner.  Ice cream after.

Nighty-night.

Posted by: Dang at January 31, 2014 01:04 PM (MNq6o)

609 >>> I think you are being harsh. Clinical depression (from what I have read) is so all-encompassing that there is often no other focus available to one who suffers from it. yes. Depression is one of the few diseases that makes the victim disdain the cure!

Posted by: ace at January 31, 2014 01:04 PM (/FnUH)

610

The devilish thing about depression is that it often robs you of the ability to act in your own self-interest.

 

Aye.  There's the rub.

Posted by: eleven at January 31, 2014 01:05 PM (fsLdt)

611 I agree with you on the overwhelming power of deep depression, but the point stands: *something* needs to be done to provoke the depressed person into taking useful action to help himself. If that something involves suggesting that he is behaving selfishly, indulgently, or cowardly, well, that is a tool in the toolbox.

Posted by: ace at January 31, 2014 01:05 PM (/FnUH)

612 Yes MUMR, I didn't know Joffen, but as a commenter on this special blog, I'm sorry to hear of anyone's life ending for any reason.  Especially those that contribute here.  Even you, with all of your butthurt.  I would be sad to hear of your passing.

Posted by: prescient11 at January 31, 2014 01:06 PM (tVTLU)

613 I come here for the laughs. I usually get a lot of them from you guys and gals. Thank-you. I try to give some laughs, I always get some laughs from others. If there weren't laughs here, I wouldn't be here. Sure some people don't see the light at the end of the tunnel and can be debby downers, but I try to always remind people of the pendulum. It is never denied. It might take longer then we want but it will not be denied.

Posted by: Regular Moron [/i] at January 31, 2014 01:06 PM (oGrEy)

614 Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at January 31, 2014 06:03 PM (DmNpO)

Thank you for the clarification.

It seems as though the language available to us to describe these issues is woefully lacking, and there is abundant opportunity for offense because of the intensity of the issue.

If I have offended you I apologize.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at January 31, 2014 01:06 PM (QFxY5)

615 What I might have said, is that I also did nothing. I'm as guilty as anyone on that score. He was practically begging for sunlight, and we gave him nothing but a prediction for more darkness.

Posted by: Lincolntf at January 31, 2014 06:00 PM (ZshNr)

 

 

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Maybe that's why people need to have a life outside of AoSHQ.  If this was my ONLY refuge, I'd also be in poor shape.  But I need this place just to assure myself that I'm not alone in my frustration over what's happening to my country.

Posted by: Soona at January 31, 2014 01:06 PM (BkpOh)

616 Can someone tell me what happened?  The thread feels icky and scary.

Posted by: think at January 31, 2014 01:06 PM (OroYa)

617 608 I'm going to go take my kid to dinner. Ice cream after. Nighty-night. Posted by: Dang at January 31, 2014 06:04 PM (MNq6o) ******* Dang thanks for your answer and to everyone else too. Hell I liked eleven's comment it made me laugh. And soothsayer for breaking the mood first for me this morning. Catch you all later. You are all such very wise and good people.

Posted by: tasker at January 31, 2014 01:07 PM (RJMhd)

618 If I have offended you... *** Never. I felt the need to clarify because it is a sensitive subject.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at January 31, 2014 01:08 PM (DmNpO)

619 I think of Ace as more of a Mensch-Bag.

Posted by: garrett at January 31, 2014 01:08 PM (2ohgR)

620 616 Can someone tell me what happened? The thread feels icky and scary.

Posted by: think at January 31, 2014 06:06 PM (OroYa)

 

Joffen hung himself early this morning.  He sent cthulhu a suicide note and destroyed his phone so he couldn't be reached.  Local PD found him.

Posted by: Conservative Crank at January 31, 2014 01:09 PM (sQ0LB)

621 Maybe that's why people need to have a life outside of AoSHQ. If this was my ONLY refuge, I'd also be in poor shape. But I need this place just to assure myself that I'm not alone in my frustration over what's happening to my country. Posted by: Soona at January 31, 2014 06:06 PM (BkpOh) Exactly. It can be comforting and my pile of beer-soaked keyboards is epic.

Posted by: 98ZJUSMC Rounding Error Extraordinaire at January 31, 2014 01:09 PM (lnGjN)

622 "He bought into the hopelessness that you promote all day, every day. Congrats. Posted by: Lincolntf at January 31, 2014 05:50 PM (ZshNr)" No, no we did not. His last two comments last night were 1) Thanking Maet for a great ONT and 2) A lighthearted comment about mint oreos. Clearly, he got much more out of the HQ than "hopelessness all day every day".

Posted by: Bad Parenting Advice at January 31, 2014 01:10 PM (hFL/3)

623 /sock

Posted by: Lauren at January 31, 2014 01:10 PM (hFL/3)

624 He sent cthulhu a suicide note I can't even begin to fathom how bad he feels right now. Terrible.

Posted by: 98ZJUSMC Rounding Error Extraordinaire at January 31, 2014 01:11 PM (lnGjN)

625

Think I'll drop off here and kick the ScoggTribe's ass at Ticket To Ride.

 

Horde, bless y'all. Introspection is good ... but all things in moderation. OK ?

Posted by: ScoggDog at January 31, 2014 01:12 PM (Wk87/)

626

"Kate Zernicke, is Kate Zernicke in the room? You're a despicable human being."

Andrew Breitbart

Posted by: rrpjr at January 31, 2014 01:12 PM (s/yC1)

627

 

 

If memory serves...Joffen was an ardent Perry supporter in 2011.

He posted a lot about and was cheerful about the prospect of Perry as President.

 

When Perry dropped out, Joffen's posts became despondent and full of despair.

It became apparent that the fix was in for Romney...and that seemed to make it worse.

 

He later started making posts about what was going on with his divorce.

 

It's the internet.

We don't have any way of knowing if someone is being truthful or not.

 

A lot of people reached out to Joffen.

I feel bad that I didn't do more of it.

 

In my defense, I've been burned before on the internet...by trusting people and then finding out it was all a lie.

 

The SMOD stuff. The "Let it burn" stuff...

We do that as a sort of comic relief, I know.

But maybe some people don't know that.

 

Posted by: wheatie at January 31, 2014 01:13 PM (dvPw2)

628 534 Depression is an illness that allows suicidal thoughts to come in. It is the embracing of the thoughts... the romancing of them... that is a narcissistic endeavor. Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at January 31, 2014 05:45 PM (DmNpO) -------------------------------- Well said. Very well said.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at January 31, 2014 01:18 PM (dfYL9)

629 596 Haven't been around consistently for a while. Popping in to see this subject scares the crap out of me, not Christie, the other subject. Can't believe some of you guys are that depressed that you would consider something terrible. It makes me want to cry to even think of the thought. Posted by: think at January 31, 2014 06:01 PM (OroYa) If I'm being honest, then I'm saying that I do understand it. Completely. For my own circumstance, nothing I'm trying career-wise is panning out, and I'm deathly terrified that it won't at all, and I'll be one of those grim forever-unemployed statistics. I already feel like a failure most of the time. The thought of perpetually needing handouts, perpetually being unable to provide for me and mine, perpetually being "that guy" who says "hey, guys, no really, this time what I'm doing will work, I just need X amount of dollars to see me through, you'll help me, right?" The thought of all that is pretty unbearable, and I honestly don't know what will come of things if things don't turn around and it gets to that point. Certainly, pride comes in. And certainly, one should not end one's life over pride. But, when I ask myself what's the point of continuing if all that's in store is bitter struggle, the release, whatever it may be in one's passing, starts to look more inviting. I don't want to die, nor do I want anyone around me who cares to have to experience me dying. But damned if I struggle pretty hard emotionally, and don't want to feel this way anymore. (CA psych stuff is no bueno for one's rights, btw. Hell, there is that: wanting to keep my gun rights makes me determined to snap out of bitter funks and not go back there.) Prayers for Joffen. I am so so sorry for all who knew him, and for his little girl. God bless all of you who liked him and tried to help him. You're an incredible bunch of good people.

Posted by: Hawkins1701 at January 31, 2014 01:18 PM (7aJyE)

630 Posted by: Hawkins1701 at January 31, 2014 06:18 PM (7aJyE)

I'm so so sorry that things have been so difficult for you and those you love.

Posted by: think at January 31, 2014 01:25 PM (OroYa)

631 Republican=Malaria

Posted by: CPAC Welcome Committee at January 31, 2014 01:29 PM (Cs2tJ)

632 Not a Christie fan, but don't think conservatives that dislike him should join forces with the liberal media that wants to destroy him over this issue until all the facts are known.  It then becomes a circular firing squad with conservatives shooting down their own based on who they favor for the 2016 Primary.

If Christie did know and there's a smoking gun, he's obviously done politically as far as the Presidency is concerned and should be removed from office, but I still say this stuff is Penny Ante, almost like doling out public works projects,

If he did close the bridge by Christie's order, I'm more outraged because of how petty and stupid a move it was than any outrage over public trust.  Anyone that vindictive who was going into a 20 point landslide has serious mental issues.

My problem with Christie is I think he has McCain's DNA, screwing  over conservatives to get a pat on the head from Beltway Media.  It's not over some dumb bridge lane closing that caused traffic.

Posted by: McAdams at January 31, 2014 01:46 PM (TPOWI)

633 This development means nothing to me, as I wouldn't cast a vote for him regardless whether he knew or not. The media campaign to tear the guy down is rather interesting to watch though...

Posted by: Blacque Jacques Shellacque at January 31, 2014 03:19 PM (itCai)

634 This is good news to me personally. Christie is the last guy we want to win the primary. Well him and Bush.

Posted by: james at January 31, 2014 04:25 PM (1PqiV)

635 I'm not sure why Christie knowing and saying he didn't know would come as a surprise to anyone.  The dems/libs/left does stuff like this on a daily basis and no one blinks an eye.  The republicans/conservatives/righties have to get across to people that they are human and that humanity makes them fall prey to being a politician, just like the dems/libs/lefties.  The rep/conservatives/righties are always held to a higher standard than the other side.  Maybe it would be best if they educated the country about what it means to aspire to something, to try and rise above, to always try to be better.  Maybe they should explain that they aren't trying to impose a set of values on everyone else, but rather trying to persuade everyone that the country would be a much better place is everyone tried everyday to be their best they can be. 

I don't know why the rep/conservatives/righties have allowed the dems/libs/lefties to place them in a little "you have to be a saint" box, why they accepted that.  Humans are humans they aren't perfect, that's the beauty of humanity

That being said I don't think Christie wants to be president.  I think he's happy to have issues that preclude that, just like mario cuomo was glad to have issues that sort of had him crossed off the dems list every single time.  He didn't want to be president either.

Posted by: think at January 31, 2014 05:09 PM (OroYa)

636 Hawkins Most of us, the remnants of the middle class, feel the same way We will see a vibrant economy again my brother, but I do t expe t it til end of '15 Batten down the hat he's as best you can with what you have and remember the life we live every day is the eternal life we live one day in heaven We wear the chains we forge in life Make them chains of love Do not let the current system, which is literally setup for us to fail right now, take away your good heart and the time with your loved ones We are light in the universe, we will shine Shine for your loved ones

Posted by: ginaswo at January 31, 2014 06:37 PM (I3Aay)

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If only the Leftist media paid as much attention to what O'Bama's doing, as they do to what Christie didn't do, he'd be impeached already.

Posted by: thebronze at January 31, 2014 08:44 PM (SwoTJ)

638 I know it's a dead thread, but for posterity's sake: Thank you, ginaswo. Means a whole lot to read those kind words.

Posted by: Hawkins1701 at January 31, 2014 11:11 PM (7aJyE)

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