Quotes of the day

posted at 8:31 pm on January 18, 2014 by Allahpundit

Two senior members of Gov. Chris Christie’s administration warned a New Jersey mayor earlier this year that her town would be starved of hurricane relief money unless she approved a lucrative redevelopment plan favored by the governor, according to the mayor and emails and personal notes she shared with msnbc.

The mayor, Dawn Zimmer, hasn’t approved the project, but she did request $127 million in hurricane relief for her city of Hoboken – 80% of which was underwater after Sandy hit in October 2012. What she got was $142,000 to defray the cost of a single back-up generator plus an additional $200,000 in recovery grants…

“The bottom line is, it’s not fair for the governor to hold Sandy funds hostage for the City of Hoboken because he wants me to give back to one private developer,” she said Saturday on UP w/ Steve Kornacki. “… I know it’s very complicated for the public to really understand all of this, but I have a legal obligation to follow the law, to bring balanced development to Hoboken.”…

“I’d be more than willing to testify under oath and – and answer any questions and provide any documents, take a lie detector test,” Zimmer said, referring to the Christie administration’s denials. “And, you know, my question back to them is, ‘Would all of you? Would all of you be willing do that same thing, to testify under oath, to take a lie detector test?’”

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A former Port Authority employee told CNN that agency officials were told in 2010 they had to find a place for [David] Wildstein at the executive level and the directive was coming from Christie’s office. Soon after, the position was created specifically for WIldstein. When Wildstein started, Deputy Executive Director Bill Baroni, Christie’s top appointee at the agency, introduced him to people as a good friend of the governor.

CNN examined documents from the Port Authority showing the names, titles and salaries of nearly 7,000 employees. The reports show that prior to Christie’s first term in office there were four people working in the deputy executive director’s office, the highest position on the New Jersey side of the agency. When Christie came into office the number increased to six. The documents show that Wildstein’s position was created in May 2010.

Sources, including several current and former employees at various levels of the Port Authority who did not want their names used, told CNN it was assumed that when David Wildstein was involved in any discussions at the agency, the information was being passed back to Christie’s office.

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Christie’s team will face new scrutiny in coming days. On Thursday, the state legislature in Trenton approved two special committees to investigate the September lane closures on the George Washington Bridge. The burgeoning scandal has ensnared several of the governor’s closest aides, who have quit or been fired.

State Democrats said Bill Stepien and Bridget Anne Kelly — two advisers who were cut loose by Christie last week — would soon be called to testify about their roles in the controversy.

And Assemblyman John Wisniewski (D), who is chairing one of the investigative panels, said more Christie associates should expect to be called as the inquiries continue. His committee issued subpoenas to 17 individuals and three organizations Thursday afternoon. It declined to disclose the names until the subpoenas are served.

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Rom-denfreude (noun) — The pleasure Mitt Romney loyalists are taking in the struggles of Chris Christie.

The condition is prevalent, stemming from a range of perceived Christie slights towards Romney during the 2012 campaign, which several Romney loyalists ticked off quickly — and with still-evident bitterness…

The sniping is not insignificant. Christie is not well-liked among tea party activists and leaders, where he is seen as a big-government moderate. So, in order to build a coalition that could give him a chance at the 2016 GOP presidential nomination, he’ll most likely need strong support from Republican establishment types, like those who formed the core of Romney’s formidable operation. And as the party’s last presidential nominee, his alumni network remains influential in the GOP professional and donor classes…

“There is a concern that where there is smoke there is fire,” [a Romney] operative said. “And this isn’t just one plume of smoke, this is several.”

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“The guy, as a person, is horrific,” said Ballard, a top lobbyist and finance chair of former presidential candidate Mitt Romney…

“Charlie Crist got a lot of grief for what was called a hug of Obama. But what Christie did to Obama isn’t suitable to say in a family newspaper,” Ballard said. “I firmly believe he helped swing that election in Obama’s favor just to help himself. I busted my ass for two years raising money and supporting Romney and this guy Christie just wiped his hands of us when we were no longer useful to him.”

Ballard said “90 percent” of other major Romney fundraisers outside of the New Jersey-New York metro area “wouldn’t touch Christie with a 10-foot pole right now.”

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Former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney strongly defended New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s role in the bridge traffic scandal engulfing his administration, saying the governor’s presidential campaign prospects are “not hurt by the controversy.”…

“I think Chris has handled this in a very effective way,” Romney said. “A member of his administration did something that he was unaware of and that he found reprehensible. He faced the American people for two hours, took their questions. He dismissed people who were responsible. He took personal responsibility. That’s what a leader does.”

Romney continued, “I think he’s handled this kind of setting in a way very different than people who are not leaders, and I think the American people are pining for leaders who will take responsibility, who will answer questions openly, who will make sure that there’s accountability for the individuals who’ve done something wrong and speak in a blunt, straightforward manner. I think Chris is not hurt by the controversy. I think as time goes on, he’ll be seen as a strong leader.”

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“Christie should still be Christie,” Madden said. “I believe it has less to do with changing his style entirely and more to do with picking his spots or his battles wisely. There will be times where his no-nonsense, confrontational approach will still fit perfectly with an electorate that is tired of the status quo and tired of what Christie himself called ‘the blow-dried approach’ of today’s conventional politicians.”…

Dante Scala, a New Jersey native and professor of political science at the University of New Hampshire, explained a key reason why this is so: “As others have pointed out, Christie’s combativeness is supposed to compensate for his moderation on certain issues important to the Republican primary electorate. If his assertiveness gave way to humble bipartisanship on the campaign trail, he becomes the Northeastern Republican version of Jon Huntsman ’12. And the trajectory for that type of candidate is at best flat, even in New Hampshire.”

Indeed, Christie’s reputation as an authentic, straight shooter is so central to his overall appeal in the media and among the general public, that if he were to lose that edge, all bets could be off.

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Bridgegate inarguably hurts Christie. It blunts the momentum from his crushing reelection victory. It opens him up to intense investigative scrutiny. It makes his political persona problematic — it will now be harder for him to strike back against hecklers in classic Christie style without validating the “bully” charge.

But over? Assuming Christie isn’t exposed as a liar, that’s silly. If the Fort Lee caucuses were a key event in the Republican nomination fight and took place next month, the governor might have an insuperable problem. Fortunately for Christie, Manchester, N.H., is a couple of hundred miles away, and the First in the Nation primary won’t be held for two years.

The idea that Christie is over depends on people caring about the scandal more rather than less over time, and on core Republican voters nationally caring more about it than random people in New Jersey.

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The other problem is that too many Americans have quickly jumped to the wrong conclusion. No, not about whether Christie knew about the prank and conspired to inconvenience scores of New Jersey residents in order to bully a political opponent. I’m talking about the other conclusion — the one about how being a bully is a negative trait in an elected official, and perhaps even enough to end a political career.

Is that so? Who made that determination? Think back to the great leaders who helped define the last century — from Teddy Roosevelt to Winston Churchill to Franklin D. Roosevelt to Harry Truman to Margaret Thatcher to Ronald Reagan. You had better believe that those people had moments when they acted like bullies. That’s part of politics…

America could use more strength on the world stage. We needn’t push around other countries, but — whether we’re talking about China or Libya or North Korea — we also need a president who won’t let our country be pushed around either.

Who’s afraid of big, bad bullies? Voters aren’t. They keep voting them into office — perhaps in the hopes that they’ll use their strength for good.

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But as Tony Soprano (played so memorably by the late Jersey native James Gandolfini), could tell you, the same forces that spur ambition and success also carry within them their own demise. It quickly becomes difficult to know when serious lines are being crossed or the wrong messages are being sent to the people around you.

It’s telling that in his rise to national prominence, Gov. Christie captured headlines less for what he did than how he did it. Where other Republican governors have implemented major structural changes to collective bargaining (Wisconsin’s Scott Walker) or educational policy (Louisiana’s Bobby Jindal), Christie has essentially governed as a big-government conservative, spending more money each year he’s been in office and doling out conventional corporate welfare to favored constituents. The State of the State address he delivered yesterday didn’t change any of that…

Even if he’s ultimately fully exonerated in these and any other scandals, a question about his temperament will remain. Ironically, the same 100 percent Jersey temperament that got him noticed may disqualify him for life outside of Trenton. New Jersey exports tons of fruits, vegetables, pharmaceuticals, petroleum products, and above all, smart people. What it hasn’t done in a very long time — and probably for very good reason — is export a president.

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Christie had three unique assets going for him: Mainstream media adoration (at least compared to the likes of Mitt Romney); a readiness to brawl with political opponents (unlike John McCain); and the perception of not being like a typical politician (unlike both Romney and McCain).

In the wake of “Bridgegate,” however, all three of Christie’s strengths crumbled and, potentially, so did his viability as a serious 2016 contender. The sooner Christie and the Republican Party recognize this grim reality, the better off they will both be in the long run.

Of course many could argue it’s still too early to stick a fork in Christie and declare him done, and that he has time to restore his credibility. However, even if Christie rides the media roller coaster back towards the apex of popularity, this ordeal revealed not just how little value it is being a Republican liked by journalists (such flirtations always prove to be like a summer camp crush never meant to last), but also that the idea of Christie as some bipartisan role-model was a media myth buoyed by a simple picture of Christie hugging Obama after Hurricane Sandy…

It’s probably a long-shot to happen, yes, but what better way for Christie to reclaim and truly earn the designation of being a unique and principled leader then to announce he will not run for president in 2016? Not because he lacks the desire (he clearly wants to be president), but because it is so vital for Republicans to win that election, and the governor’s misjudgment in surrounding himself with unprofessional aides capable of such intolerable behavior suggests maybe he should step aside so that an untainted Republican candidate can emerge.

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Fatman III

Murphy9 on January 18, 2014 at 8:32 PM

BISHOP!

Lanceman on January 18, 2014 at 8:32 PM

No BISHOP!!!

Electrongod on January 18, 2014 at 8:33 PM

Christie is so massive that apparently the entire NE orbits around him …

ShainS on January 18, 2014 at 8:34 PM

Cardinal!!

gh on January 18, 2014 at 8:34 PM

That’s it? Thread closed. Time for bed.

gh on January 18, 2014 at 8:37 PM

So, Batman has a giant bat signal. What signal does another Christie QOTD have?

AllahsNippleHair on January 18, 2014 at 8:40 PM

Who’s the fat kid? He sure hangs out here a lot these days.

predator on January 18, 2014 at 8:42 PM

I am fat kid; here me roar.

predator on January 18, 2014 at 8:42 PM

here=hear

predator on January 18, 2014 at 8:43 PM

So, Batman has a giant bat signal. What signal does another Christie QOTD have?

AllahsNippleHair on January 18, 2014 at 8:40 PM

You’d think it would rhyme, but turns out it’s yet again a Squirrel signal.

Gingotts on January 18, 2014 at 8:43 PM

Even if he’s ultimately fully exonerated in these and any other scandals, a question about his temperament will remain.

His temperament for gluttony?

SparkPlug on January 18, 2014 at 8:47 PM

Someone come up with our own qotd.

I’m not talking about christie anymore.

And I’m going to complain to Ed.

Beyond ridiculous.

wolly4321 on January 18, 2014 at 8:48 PM

Lanceman will Merm you.

SparkPlug on January 18, 2014 at 8:49 PM

MOAR CHRISTIE!!1!!!11!

kim roy on January 18, 2014 at 8:49 PM

Allahpundit Faux Scandal Frenzy: Edition 35.

Basilsbest on January 18, 2014 at 8:50 PM

fatman III Murphy9 on January 18, 2014 at 8:32 PM

More like fatman XVIII

wolly4321 on January 18, 2014 at 8:50 PM

So, Batman has a giant bat signal. What signal does another Christie QOTD have?

AllahsNippleHair on January 18, 2014 at 8:40 PM

You’d think it would rhyme, but turns out it’s yet again a Squirrel signal.

Gingotts on January 18, 2014 at 8:43 PM

*snort*

Well done, sir.

kim roy on January 18, 2014 at 8:51 PM

“Charlie Crist got a lot of grief for what was called a hug of Obama. But what Christie did to Obama isn’t suitable to say in a family newspaper,” Ballard said. “I firmly believe he helped swing that election in Obama’s favor just to help himself. I busted my ass for two years raising money and supporting Romney and this guy Christie just wiped his hands of us when we were no longer useful to him.”

Ballard said “90 percent” of other major Romney fundraisers outside of the New Jersey-New York metro area “wouldn’t touch Christie with a 10-foot pole right now.”

Oh come on. Ten feet wouldn’t get you past the first layer.
I am thankful this came out now, not in June 2016, because you knew it was coming.
One rino down. Many to go.

AllahsNippleHair on January 18, 2014 at 8:51 PM

Someone come up with our own qotd.

I’m not talking about christie anymore.

And I’m going to complain to Ed.

Beyond ridiculous.

wolly4321 on January 18, 2014 at 8:48 PM

Denver is favored by 5 1/2 tomorrow and Seattle by 3 1/2. Who do ya like vs the spread?

predator on January 18, 2014 at 8:51 PM

Someone come up with our own qotd.

I’m not talking about christie anymore.

And I’m going to complain to Ed.

Beyond ridiculous.

wolly4321 on January 18, 2014 at 8:48 PM

Guess our troll’s psychosis and IQ points?

AllahsNippleHair on January 18, 2014 at 8:51 PM

Governor Christie, again. Yawn!

tommy71 on January 18, 2014 at 8:51 PM

Looks like Chris Christie is embroiled in a scandal. He would have made a crumby preznit anyway so put the lard ball out to pasture and let him make cow pies all day in NJ.

SparkPlug on January 18, 2014 at 8:52 PM

I was going to take the spread but I’ll take Kate Upton instead.

SparkPlug on January 18, 2014 at 8:54 PM

scandal

SparkPlug on January 18, 2014 at 8:52 PM

That word has a fluid meaning.

CWchangedhisNicagain on January 18, 2014 at 8:55 PM

Jazz came up with the death penalty thread. Out of the blue.

Refreshing, actually.

wolly4321 on January 18, 2014 at 8:55 PM

Guess our troll’s psychosis and IQ points?

AllahsNippleHair on January 18, 2014 at 8:51 PM

I’ll take Narcissistic Personality Disorder for 84, Alex …

ShainS on January 18, 2014 at 8:55 PM

Is this a qualified mechanic? Discuss.

predator on January 18, 2014 at 8:56 PM

Sick of ChristieAir

gophergirl on January 18, 2014 at 8:57 PM

SparkPlug on January 18, 2014 at 8:54 PM

Ah, the Upton Spread. Who could say no to that?

predator on January 18, 2014 at 8:57 PM

New Jersey is one of the most corrupt states in the country. Much of what Chris Christie has done is standard operating procedure for a New Jersey governor, regardless of party. But, it will shock people is less corrupt states.

bw222 on January 18, 2014 at 8:58 PM

Guess our troll’s psychosis and IQ points? AllahsNippleHair on January 18, 2014 at 8:51 PM

Are you convinced we have real trolls?

Methinks more than one is fake.

wolly4321 on January 18, 2014 at 8:59 PM

Guess our troll’s psychosis and IQ points?

AllahsNippleHair on January 18, 2014 at 8:51 PM

His IQ is 50 points higher than yours. And your name is stupid.

Basilsbest on January 18, 2014 at 9:00 PM

Broncos & Seahawks.

22044 on January 18, 2014 at 9:00 PM

Guess our troll’s psychosis and IQ points?

AllahsNippleHair on January 18, 2014 at 8:51 PM

I’ll take Narcissistic Personality Disorder for 84, Alex …

ShainS on January 18, 2014 at 8:55 PM

Schizophrenia for 76 on Loveofcountry.

AllahsNippleHair on January 18, 2014 at 9:00 PM

“Christie should still be Christie,” Madden said. “I believe it has less to do with changing his style entirely and more to do with picking his spots or his battles wisely. There will be times where his no-nonsense, confrontational approach will still fit perfectly with an electorate that is tired of the status quo and tired of what Christie himself called ‘the blow-dried approach’ of today’s conventional politicians.”…

Kevin Madden is one of the prettiest men in America (he’s far too pretty to be considered handsome), but, as a political consultant, has he ever been correct about anything?

bw222 on January 18, 2014 at 9:01 PM

For the love of…

*sigh*

Midas on January 18, 2014 at 9:03 PM

22044 on January 18, 2014 at 9:00 PM

I’m rooting for the Broncs because of Manning (Colts fan here), but I’d have to take Pats and points I think.

Prolly take Seattle and lay the points. That place is loud. How does any opposing offense operate there?

predator on January 18, 2014 at 9:03 PM

Guess our troll’s psychosis and IQ points?

AllahsNippleHair on January 18, 2014 at 8:51 PM

His IQ is 50 points higher than yours. And your name is stupid.

Basilsbest on January 18, 2014 at 9:00 PM

Aren’t you a peach.
Bipolar with a side of hemorrhoids for our friend Basilsbest.

AllahsNippleHair on January 18, 2014 at 9:03 PM

I… I… I was stuck in traffic and had to pee! You hear me, Christie! I HAD TO PEE!

Punchenko on January 18, 2014 at 9:04 PM

Congress cuts funds for jailing ‘undocumented’ criminals

Ryan and Boehner’s budget deal cuts reimbursement to states for the incarceration of criminal illegal aliens by $60 million… which is a full 25%.

thatsafactjack on January 18, 2014 at 9:05 PM

Not a huge football fan, but I’ll watch the end of the season.

Drink beer.

Soon cars will be going round and round turning left, again.

Drink beer.

wolly4321 on January 18, 2014 at 9:05 PM

Breitbart’s Top 10 QB’s of all time.

Do you agree?

predator on January 18, 2014 at 9:05 PM

Schizophrenia for 76 on Loveofcountry.

AllahsNippleHair on January 18, 2014 at 9:00 PM

Heh.

Lanceman has pretty much convinced me at this point that nonpartisan is most likely Allahpundit …

ShainS on January 18, 2014 at 9:06 PM

Rand Paul is smoking a joint on a VW bus and is laughing @GovChristie.

Punchenko on January 18, 2014 at 9:07 PM

Jazz came up with the death penalty thread. Out of the blue.

Refreshing, actually.

wolly4321 on January 18, 2014 at 8:55 PM

Too bad he flunked geography. At least Jazz didn’t confuse Rhode Island with Texas or Alaska.

bw222 on January 18, 2014 at 9:08 PM

No more Christie posts!

annoyinglittletwerp on January 18, 2014 at 9:08 PM

Always good to evaluate the track record of the accuser;

http://www.politickernj.com/tags/dawn-zimmer

it seems rather unlikely that Stay Puft would turn on her, as for Madden tut tutting his management, it’s kind of a pattern for him,

narciso on January 18, 2014 at 9:08 PM

Ryan and Boehner’s budget deal cuts reimbursement to states for the incarceration of criminal illegal aliens by $60 million… which is a full 25%.

thatsafactjack on January 18, 2014 at 9:05 PM

Bohner is owned by Thomas Donohue, president of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Ryan is owned by his liberal wife. They both need to go.

bw222 on January 18, 2014 at 9:10 PM

The Return of the Donut Eater…

able to kill a QotD in less than 20 posts..
able to stop traffic on your favorite bridge..
able to consume the entire LSM.. long enough to get HC elected..
at a HA thread near you…. 3D..widevision..panaroma…

going2mars on January 18, 2014 at 9:11 PM

I kinda gave up watching football after watching the news while getting ready for gradeschool.

The Mayflower moving trucks were leaving Baltimore.

I had grown up with those guys at Bill Pellingtons diner in Timonium.

wolly4321 on January 18, 2014 at 9:11 PM

bw222 on January 18, 2014 at 9:10 PM

Good evening, bw222. :)

Indeed. My new manta: THROW THE BUMS OUT!

thatsafactjack on January 18, 2014 at 9:12 PM

The sniping is not insignificant. Christie is not well-liked among tea party activists and leaders, where he is seen as a big-government moderate.

Big-gov, crony-capitalist corporatism is right-wing, or some would say left-wing, but certainly not “moderate”. I’m so sick of this “moderate” and “centrist” propaganda. Small-gov types who continue to buy into that tripe are only hurting themselves. Freedom, liberty and free-markets are not extremist.

FloatingRock on January 18, 2014 at 9:12 PM

(B)eing a bully is a negative trait in an elected official, and perhaps even enough to end a political career.

Is that so? Who made that determination? Think back to the great leaders who helped define the last century — from Teddy Roosevelt to Winston Churchill to Franklin D. Roosevelt to Harry Truman to Margaret Thatcher to Ronald Reagan. You had better believe that those people had moments when they acted like bullies. That’s part of politics

TR, Churchill, Truman, the Iron Lady, and Rawhide saved their strongarm tactics for their countries’s enemies. Plus the occasional domestic group trying for more power than the law warranted them having (PATCO, the TUC, etc.).

FDR tried strongarming the Supreme Court- once. After that, he learned his lesson, and saved it for Hitler, Tojo, and Mussolini.

Christie, like The One, regards anyone not worshiping him personally, as the enemy. And seeks to force that worship, or destroy them.

The phrase “choose your battles wisely” presupposes that the chooser has a working IFF (Identification Friend or Foe) system. And understands the concept of an actual enemy as opposed to someone with a different opinion.

Where other Republican governors have implemented major structural changes to collective bargaining (Wisconsin’s Scott Walker) or educational policy (Louisiana’s Bobby Jindal), Christie has essentially governed as a big-government conservative, spending more money each year he’s been in office and doling out conventional corporate welfare to favored constituents. The State of the State address he delivered yesterday didn’t change any of that…

Somehow, I don’t think that word means what the writer thinks it does. Christie is a big-government progressive, regardless of his party affiliation.

I’m sure the MSM would have loved for him to get the Republican nomination and then crash and burn. I’m just as happy that he has already begun to self-destruct. The last thing the GOP needs is an ostensibly Republican Huey Long.

As much as anything else, it might finally break the control of the Northeast Liberal Old Boy Network on the GOP, and its Presidential nominating process.

I’m getting just a bit tired of losing elections due to the nominee getting it on the grounds of “It’s my turn now, Muffy already had his”.

clear ether

eon

eon on January 18, 2014 at 9:12 PM

Breitbart’s Top 10 QB’s of all time.

Do you agree?

predator on January 18, 2014 at 9:05 PM

Interesting list. Probably at least a couple more modern quarterbacks than it should be since the NFL has become so pass happy. I’d probably drop Brees & Favre and add a couple of older guys.

22044 on January 18, 2014 at 9:13 PM

Evening All!!!

Judge Janine’s Opening Statement just blew a new arseh*** into Hillary. Dang that lady is good.

CoffeeLover on January 18, 2014 at 9:13 PM

CoffeeLover on January 18, 2014 at 9:13 PM

Good evening, CoffeeLover. :)

thatsafactjack on January 18, 2014 at 9:13 PM

AllahsNippleHair on January 18, 2014 at 9:03 PM

Basilsbest always is frisky after lunching with President Romney.

bw222 on January 18, 2014 at 9:14 PM

hey there Ms. Jackie. So good to see you :)

CoffeeLover on January 18, 2014 at 9:15 PM

Interesting list. Probably at least a couple more modern quarterbacks than it should be since the NFL has become so pass happy. I’d probably drop Brees & Favre and add a couple of older guys.

22044 on January 18, 2014 at 9:13 PM

Otto Graham won both NBA and NFL championships? That I did not know, so that was interesting.

predator on January 18, 2014 at 9:15 PM

Breitbart’s Top 10 QB’s of all time.

Do you agree?

predator on January 18, 2014 at 9:05 PM

Aikman and Bradshaw have 7 rings between them and neither made the list.

Mark1971 on January 18, 2014 at 9:17 PM

wolly4321 on January 18, 2014 at 9:05 PM

the Chili Bowl Classic is on MAVTV live now…
they are turning left left left…
Kayne Steinhouse Larson…Swindell..both father and son
286 cars 274 drivers…The Golden Driller at stake..
http://www.mavtv.com/

going2mars on January 18, 2014 at 9:17 PM

Otto Graham won both NBA and NFL championships? That I did not know, so that was interesting.

predator on January 18, 2014 at 9:15 PM

I found that interesting too, as well as the Cleveland Browns having at least one era of dominance, since they’re one of only a few teams left who didn’t play in a Super Bowl.

22044 on January 18, 2014 at 9:18 PM

James William “Jim” Plunkett (born December 5, 1947) is a former American football quarterback who played college football for Stanford University, where he won the Heisman Trophy, and professionally for three National Football League teams: the New England Patriots, San Francisco 49ers and Oakland/Los Angeles Raiders. He led the Raiders to two Super Bowl victories (XV and XVIII). He is the only eligible quarterback to start (and win) two Super Bowls without being inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio.

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thatsafactjack on January 18, 2014 at 9:18 PM

I always laugh when basketball players miss dunks. It’s such an ego blow LOL

gophergirl on January 18, 2014 at 9:20 PM

Aikman and Bradshaw have 7 rings between them and neither made the list.

Mark1971 on January 18, 2014 at 9:17 PM

They don’t have the stats, but having the rings should count for something more.

22044 on January 18, 2014 at 9:20 PM

Aren’t you a peach.
Bipolar with a side of hemorrhoids for our friend Basilsbest.

AllahsNippleHair on January 18, 2014 at 9:03 PM

You started it moron. So stop whining like a little girl.

Basilsbest on January 18, 2014 at 9:20 PM

They don’t have the stats, but having the rings should count for something more.

22044 on January 18, 2014 at 9:20 PM

I bet Marino would trade all of his stats for one of those rings.

Mark1971 on January 18, 2014 at 9:20 PM

AllahsNippleHair on January 18, 2014 at 9:03 PM

Basilsbest always is frisky after lunching with President Romney.

bw222 on January 18, 2014 at 9:14 PM

I hear they had to send Basil home in a kennel on top of his car because he had the runs.

AllahsNippleHair on January 18, 2014 at 9:21 PM

Damn, Fatboy again????

OmahaConservative on January 18, 2014 at 9:22 PM

Aren’t you a peach.
Bipolar with a side of hemorrhoids for our friend Basilsbest.

AllahsNippleHair on January 18, 2014 at 9:03 PM

You started it moron. So stop whining like a little girl.

Basilsbest on January 18, 2014 at 9:20 PM

Are you sniffing glue?

AllahsNippleHair on January 18, 2014 at 9:22 PM

I found that interesting too, as well as the Cleveland Browns having at least one era of dominance, since they’re one of only a few teams left who didn’t play in a Super Bowl.

22044 on January 18, 2014 at 9:18 PM

It’s hard to believe but the Browns and Lions were two of the most dominant NFL teams in the 1950s. The Lions QB, Bobby Layne also did the kickoffs and RB Doak Walker was the placekicker. How times have changed.

bw222 on January 18, 2014 at 9:23 PM

Hi OC….How’s it going on the homefront? How is you sister?

CoffeeLover on January 18, 2014 at 9:23 PM

The Fatman… HA everyday… all day.

thatsafactjack on January 18, 2014 at 9:23 PM

Hi OC….How’s it going on the homefront? How is you sister?

CoffeeLover on January 18, 2014 at 9:23 PM

She is trying to heal, with God’s help…

OmahaConservative on January 18, 2014 at 9:24 PM

HAL used to sing Daisy.

Lanceman on January 18, 2014 at 9:24 PM

Lanceman on January 18, 2014 at 9:24 PM

LANCEMAN!

lol! Indeed, he did. :)

thatsafactjack on January 18, 2014 at 9:25 PM

OmahaConservative on January 18, 2014 at 9:22 PM

The lord lead me to pray for you today.
*Yeah-Twerp’s religious metronome has swung back toward Catholicism…again*

annoyinglittletwerp on January 18, 2014 at 9:25 PM

On A Bicycle Built For Two – Nat King Cole

LOL!;)

thatsafactjack on January 18, 2014 at 9:26 PM

Guess our troll’s psychosis and IQ points? AllahsNippleHair on January 18, 2014 at 8:51 PM

Are you convinced we have real trolls?

Methinks more than one is fake.

wolly4321 on January 18, 2014 at 8:59 PM

Nonpartisan? I’ve heard the rumors.
Something has to give. Post counts are really low.

AllahsNippleHair on January 18, 2014 at 9:27 PM

…I’m not here…

KOOLAID2 on January 18, 2014 at 9:27 PM

KOOLAID2 on January 18, 2014 at 9:27 PM

Good evening, KA2. :)

Where are you?

thatsafactjack on January 18, 2014 at 9:27 PM

Two senior members of Gov. Chris Christie’s administration warned a New Jersey mayor earlier this year that her town would be starved of hurricane relief money unless she approved a lucrative redevelopment plan favored by the governor

If true, how is the fat man any different from the rat-eared bastard in the White House who the fat man endorsed?

Happy Nomad on January 18, 2014 at 9:28 PM

…I’m not here…

KOOLAID2 on January 18, 2014 at 9:27 PM

Hey nice win for Michigan tonight. Always good when Bucky goes down.

gophergirl on January 18, 2014 at 9:28 PM

Thought I’d emerge to avoid FatBoy, and football talk.
Guess I’m SOL.
Snort.
Blessings upon all who enter QOTD.

pambi on January 18, 2014 at 9:28 PM

Sweet Goddess of Love and Beer – Popa Chubby

thatsafactjack on January 18, 2014 at 9:30 PM

OmahaConservative on January 18, 2014 at 9:24 PM

prayers continue for all of you.

CoffeeLover on January 18, 2014 at 9:30 PM

pambi on January 18, 2014 at 9:28 PM

Good evening, Pambi, our mermaid of steel. :)

thatsafactjack on January 18, 2014 at 9:30 PM

Where are you?

thatsafactjack on January 18, 2014 at 9:27 PM

…reading every article on Drudge…watching hockey and basketball…looking at the links left on the other threads from today…where you left a very good birthday one…on the fake family!

KOOLAID2 on January 18, 2014 at 9:31 PM

OmahaConservative on January 18, 2014 at 9:24 PM

Good evening, Omaha. :)

Did those racoons every surrender that six pack?

thatsafactjack on January 18, 2014 at 9:32 PM

KOOLAID2 on January 18, 2014 at 9:31 PM

lol! Heh.. I enjoyed that one, too. ;)

I just hope she snaps before the election… or at least evidence of the affairs surfaces.

thatsafactjack on January 18, 2014 at 9:33 PM

OmahaConservative on January 18, 2014 at 9:24 PM

prayers continue for all of you.

CoffeeLover on January 18, 2014 at 9:30 PM

Dittos, OC.

pambi on January 18, 2014 at 9:33 PM

Clearly Christie is a toxic waste dump. What is it about Illinois and New Jersey governors? Maybe Chistie will end up being the cell mate of one of them in a federal pen. It will probably be safer all the way around if he gets the bottom bunk.

VorDaj on January 18, 2014 at 9:34 PM

Good evening, Pambi, our mermaid of steel. :)

thatsafactjack on January 18, 2014 at 9:30 PM

Merci.
Some might call me the merm of red oak, but, hey.
:-)

pambi on January 18, 2014 at 9:35 PM

It’s hard to believe but the Browns and Lions were two of the most dominant NFL teams in the 1950s. The Lions QB, Bobby Layne also did the kickoffs and RB Doak Walker was the placekicker. How times have changed.

bw222 on January 18, 2014 at 9:23 PM

Late 60s, early 70s Oakland’s starting QB was Daryle Lamonica, aka The Mad Bomber. A couple of times he started having a bad night, and Oakland was losing.

In comes George Blanda, guides the team within range then kicks the winning field goal himself. You won’t see that anymore, either.

predator on January 18, 2014 at 9:35 PM

pambi on January 18, 2014 at 9:35 PM

Ahh.. but I’ve seen you in action, wielding that sword of yours. ;)

thatsafactjack on January 18, 2014 at 9:36 PM

thatsafactjack on January 18, 2014 at 9:32 PM

Found it on the front porch this morning, have no idea how it got there…

OmahaConservative on January 18, 2014 at 9:36 PM

Hey nice win for Michigan tonight. Always good when Bucky goes down.

gophergirl on January 18, 2014 at 9:28 PM

And Illinois is getting whooped again.

You can’t shoot–you can’t rebound–you can’t win.

predator on January 18, 2014 at 9:37 PM

OmahaConservative on January 18, 2014 at 9:36 PM

lol! A peace offering from the racoons. :) Very cool.

thatsafactjack on January 18, 2014 at 9:38 PM

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