Bubble Boy Snapped

I wanted to see the video to make sure it wasn’t some tongue-in-cheek comment.  It wasn’t.

From the nj.com story:

Gov. Chris Christie insists the reason why most New Jersey voters say he would not make a good president is because they actually want him to remain as their governor, he said in an interview to air on Fox News Channel’s “The Kelly File” at 9 p.m. on Monday.

An April 20th Quinnipiac University poll found that 65 percent of Garden State voters think Christie would not make a good president, compared to only 29 percent who think he would.

“They want me to stay,” Christie told Fox’s Megyn Kelly, “A lot of those people in that 65 percent want me to stay. And I’ve heard that from lots of people at town hall meetings. ‘Don’t leave to run for president because we want you to stay. ‘ “

It took me a little searching to locate the Fox video and I noted similar behavior in the past:

If there is a Libyan version of the Daily Show they’ve got their lead.

41 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Anonymous on May 19, 2015 at 11:31 am

    Hell of a spin. As he says, he hears the question he wants to hear.


  2. Posted by bpaterson on May 19, 2015 at 12:13 pm

    I’ve been demanding he stay for the last 2 years since that trial balloon was floated. The haters and the star ledger have placed themselves in one sticky quandary that they just don’t want to recognize. it certainly is funny observing this unfold, they think they are winning and they actually made themselves lose.


  3. Posted by Jitters on May 19, 2015 at 12:27 pm

    Time for a tin foil crown…


  4. Posted by Tough Love on May 19, 2015 at 1:33 pm

    Self-aggrandizement ….not an uncommon trait of ALL politicians.


  5. Posted by Anonymous on May 19, 2015 at 1:37 pm

    Well at least he hasn’t lost his sense of humor, lol!


  6. Posted by Anonymous on May 19, 2015 at 2:40 pm

    OMG, the only thing he’s qualified (required) to do is participate in intense group therapy!


  7. Posted by BH on May 19, 2015 at 2:47 pm

    This guy is the spin doctor. He’s not really good at it, but he’s got people believing this crap. It’s easy when your governing meat with eyes. People seem to trust this goof.
    He spun this whole pension issue as well. Pitted public vs. private. Then public vs. public. He’s a master at deflection and lies. He’s got everyone else pointing fingers at eat other while his fingers are literally in the cookie jar.


    • Posted by Anonymous on May 19, 2015 at 2:58 pm

      Definetly thrives on divisiveness, divide and conquer MO. All public workers, even with our differing membership, can not allow him to divide us any longer. United we are stronger! This isn’t a deflection on the need to fund the pensions without additional reforms, it’s just a mandate against this idiot!


    • Posted by Tough Love on May 19, 2015 at 5:00 pm

      Quoting ….. “He spun this whole pension issue as well.”

      The only thing not truthful was that the 2001 changes were sufficient to fix the huge pension problems. Those more in the know, knew that they were woefully inadequate and are not surprised that not only are we unable to keep up with the 1/7 grade-in schedule, but that the Plans’ underfunding has worsened considerable, and well beyond the continued underfunding.

      And Christie isn’t responsible for ….. “Pitted public vs. private. “.. The “Publics” did that to themselves with their insatiable greed and ripping-off Private Sector Taxpayers via their grossly excessive pensions & benefits.


      • Posted by BH on May 19, 2015 at 8:39 pm

        2011… But anyway…yes, he pitted everyone against each other. This governor and his administration has not once sat down to discuss the pension issue with the unions even after they begged for years to be seen. It wasn’t until he lost most of his credibility that he sat down with the biggest union, the NJEA and attempted to make a back door deal. We all see how well that went!!! Being involved with education, you’d think they’d be smarter when dealt a crappy deal…it wasn’t until after their members and the other unions advised them of how stupid they appeared that they decided to back down. The administration still attempted to use this as a win. But yet again they failed. If this governor truly wanted change and since you think the unions weild so much political power, why won’t he sit down with them all to discuss the issues? Instead, he acts like a bully, trying to push his weight around… Which there is a lot of… But we see how well that worked out. He’s floundering in the polls!!! He’s never in the state that he works and gets paid for. Because he could care less about NJ. Let it burn for all he cares. But it’s people like you and I that will be left here. So instead of continuously blaming the worker and supporting a socialist ideal, why not push for those involved to sit down and talk. Either way, whether you agree or not, any changes will be forced down someone’s throat. And that’s not good government either.


        • Posted by Tough Love on May 19, 2015 at 8:55 pm

          Quoting ….. “This governor and his administration has not once sat down to discuss the pension issue with the unions even after they begged for years to be seen. ”

          Are you kidding ? The isn’t one Public Sector Union in NJ (or likely anywhere) that when it come to JUSTIFIABLE givebacks (based on the extraordinary generosity of PUBLIC Sector pensions … ALWAYS multiples greater in value at retirement than those of comparable Private Sector workers) that offers even 10% of the easily JUSTIFIABLE amount that the SHOULD offer.

          Anyone who believes that the Unions will negotiate in any FINANCIALLY meaningful way (putting real and substantial $$$ on the Table) is a fool.


          It’s incredulous that you actually believe that delaying/stopping reform is in your best interests. Let me know how that works out for you when the “checks” become worthless IOUs.


          • Posted by BH on May 19, 2015 at 10:00 pm

            You and I know that will NEVER happen… and your eternal frustration and venting in an online forum will literally get you nothing in return. So continue to copy paste. Demand equal and fair even though the jobs are not. And keep trying to push the curtain back over the true reason for pension problems…due to government under funding and not paying what was due and instead using the earmarked money that should have went into the pension funds for pet projects, corporate subsidies and tax breaks!!!!

          • Posted by Tough Love on May 19, 2015 at 11:22 pm

            BH, We’ll see, when the pot runs dry in just a few years …. and while the current retirees drain that pot to zero, current “actives” can WATCH as their greedy retired “brothers” (who really don’t give a crap about fairness to the “actives) receive and spend the “actives” pension contributions (as well as their own) …… leaving NOTHING left for the “actives”.

          • Posted by Anonymous on May 20, 2015 at 7:08 am

            Tl is without a doubt, the wife of chris christie. This is not a joke. Tl will now be referred to as bubble girl or bg for short. Please join me in this name change. It is well drserved

          • Posted by Tough Love on May 20, 2015 at 12:31 pm

            And you wonder WHY I call you an imbecile ……….

  8. Posted by dentss dunnigan on May 19, 2015 at 5:32 pm

    Socialism in the early stages is really great, just peachy. That’s because socialism is built on a previous stage of ‘free marketism’ where capital has been built up. . It’s the latter stages that are hell. That’s where all the capital has been squandered and spent. The productive capacity of our state has been destroyed. Like locusts, the eaters, the 50% on gov handouts have gorged themselves without producing the state workers have squeezed the last penny out of the taxpayers Winter will be setting setting in, the grasshoppers are dying. I hope their are a few taxpayers that ants and will be leaving
    shortly .


    • Posted by Anonymous on May 19, 2015 at 5:37 pm

      Oh so sad, sorry to see you go – it’s always better when you got it isn’t it?


    • Posted by Anonymous on May 19, 2015 at 6:16 pm

      Most Fox News commentators are Canadian born socialist, many conservatives drink their “Flavoraid” nightly, no background checks sought.


  9. Posted by Anonymous on May 19, 2015 at 5:43 pm

    Then why so secretive, if you’re so sure of yourself and your alleged therories? Divulge your businesse name so socialist money doesn’t corrupt it as you claim it’s doing to the rest of society. Oh don’t want it affecting your bottom line and lifestyle – got it. So what Country will you be moving to or is Texas or Wisconsin suceding from the Union.


  10. Posted by Anonymous on May 19, 2015 at 9:22 pm

    It’s always OK when it’s somebody else but when it’s us now that’s a different story. I say the incenrrator goes in your backyard notbmine!


  11. Posted by Anonymous on May 19, 2015 at 11:33 pm

    Really business person extraordinaire doesn’t know, well hold on tight we’re riding this one to the end. Public sector will take a financial hit but don’t think the private sector will escape unscaved.


    • Posted by Tough Love on May 19, 2015 at 11:50 pm

      As I have already stated, if we (the taxpayers) have not contributed amounts, which together with investment earning, would fund a pension EQUAL in value to (but no greater than) that typically granted Private Sector Taxpayer, then we have an obligation to make up for any shortfall.

      But ……… with an EQUAL pension (factoring in not just the monthly formula benefit, but the incremental “value” of full/unreduced retirement at VERY young ages, COLA increases, absurdly easy-to-meet disability pensions, liberal definitions of “pensionable compensation”, etc.) likely 1/4 to 1/3 of what YOU have been promised ………. there is a good chance that the Taxpayers have ALREADY contributed a “fair” (and EQUAL) amount, and owe you NOTHING.


  12. Posted by Tough Love on May 20, 2015 at 12:03 am

    Anyone who would like to read up on the greatest THEFT of all time (and perpetrated by a State Upon it’s own Citizens)…… greater than all bank heists, jewel robberies, great train robberies, thefts gold and priceless artwork, and all the Bernie Madoffs that even lived ………….. you can find it here:



  13. Posted by Anonymous on May 20, 2015 at 7:47 am

    Oh you mean the Great Recession perpetuated by Wall Street GREED. Trillion+ in wealth lost, yes and the pension funds. No thanks you can entertain all the Tea Party ultra conservative crap.


  14. Posted by Anonymous on May 20, 2015 at 7:51 am

    It’s the government that owes. How and where they get it is their responsibility. Trenton has to explain their past, current, and future actions to the citizens.


  15. Posted by Anonymous on May 20, 2015 at 7:54 am

    Fair and equal to other State and Local governments. Private sector comparison not relevant, no multi million dollar executive salaries, no year end bonuses, etc. Apples to apples not oranges.


  16. Posted by Anonymous on May 20, 2015 at 8:34 am

    I and others agree additional reforms are needed, to what extent is yet TBD. All equations have at least two variables. This one is no diffetent, benefits and funding. However you put yourself in a category below “bubble boy” with your outright denial on the funding (or lack thereof) issue Acknowlede the whole truth if you want your comments considered credible.


    • Posted by Tough Love on May 20, 2015 at 10:17 am

      Quoting ,,,,”All equations have at least two variables.”

      “A+3=13” …………. A=10 …………….. An equation with ONE “variable”.



  17. Posted by Anonymous on May 20, 2015 at 9:37 am


    It’s good the Gov still has “platinum” health coverage. Hopefully there’s no cap on group therapy because he’s going to need it.


  18. Posted by S Moderation Douglas on May 20, 2015 at 5:28 pm

    “And I’ve heard that from lots of people at town hall meetings. ‘Don’t leave to run for president because we want you to stay. ‘ ”

    And that’s the difference between anecdotal and empirical evidence.

    The difference between “I know this guy who retired at 50 with a $100,000 pension.”

    and a nationwide economic study which shows that 60% of state workers are either “roughly equal” or significantly under compensated.


  19. Posted by Anonymous on May 23, 2015 at 3:54 pm

    TL and devout followers; individuals presenting a right wing conservative perspective based on half-truths and lies.

    TL continual posts repetitive misinformation citing sources with extreme ideology. Yet sumarial dismisses other posts with conflicting opinions and sources.

    Specifically, purposely misstated the tax status of public pensions in the following post; https://burypensions.wordpress.com/2015/05/22/christie-curses-out-nj-media/#comments When called to task tried to double talk their way out of it. Standard operating procedure for most of their commentary.

    Fair and equal for all is the mantra. Fair enough, but not when I suggest Federal workers and members of our beloved Armed Forces be part of the bigger conversation. The response, they’re different. But why, because they risk their lives like first responders at home. Their DBP are paid with Federal tax dollars as opposed to State or Local. Everyone knew the job risks when they accepted employment. But they also knew what their salary, pension, and benefits were supposed to be.

    To blame and demonize public workers for the current situation is unfair and untrue. Do politicians make “deals” with unions that don’t always have the taxpayers best interest? I think everyone knows the answer to that is yes. But politicians are always making “deals” it’s what they do. Just ask the various segment market corporations; defense spending (lucrative contracts), farming (subsidies) and the list goes on and on.

    Your bully tactics and demeaning attitude only motivate me more to push back your parties ridiculous vision for NJ and America. Yes I’m sure John knows all of our IP address, so you and your business name can be exposed as well.

    The purpose of continually posting this comment is to allow the counterpoint perspective to be heard. I will no longer personally engage your comments tit for tat.


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