SHOCKING HOT-MIC GUN COMMENTS FROM NEW JERSEY SENATE: ‘CONFISCATE, CONFISCATE, CONFISCATE.’ Yo Vinnie! Sounds like some members of the New Jersey Senate already had their brains confiscated.

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Bonfire of the Absurdities May 11, 2013 at 6:36 am

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“Sounds like some members of the New Jersey Senate already had their brains confiscated.”

WHAT brains??????

I have a story, off topic, but will illustrate my point. Back in the 80s, the NJ dingbat legislature was on an anti drug kick (as usual.) The passed a bunch of laws… one of them had a provision, I am not kidding about this, that it was illegal for a non-drug user to facilitate drug use in any way. As an example they gave, suppose you are sitting at a baseball game and the guy on your left asks you to pass a joint to the guy on your right. The law says you cannot do this… you are REQUIRED to confiscate the joint and seek out the nearest police officer and turn it in. Seriously.

Right. You can just see that happening, can’t you? With the kind of idiots we have at sporting events around here, that person would probably be dead before he cleared the aisle.

Our legislators would need to GAIN 30 IQ points to qualify as terminally stupid.

sifi May 11, 2013 at 6:42 am

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“WHAT brains??????”
Therein lies the problem.

poppajoe49 May 12, 2013 at 3:44 am

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What do you expect from a state that keeps reelecting Frank Lautenberg, Bob Menendez, Corey Booker, and any number of other jackasses. They even elected Jim “I’m a gay American” McGreevey, who had his boyfriend on the state payroll for a job he wasn’t qualified for!
The only Democrat that they got rid of after one term was Jim Florio, and it was only because he had the temarity to tax toilet paper and beer!
Despite the number of conservatives in NJ, there is the same problem there as anywhere else, cities so crammed with welfare recipients, that they can’t get a decent conservative in office.

andre53 May 14, 2013 at 8:39 am

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“The only Democrat that they got rid of after one term was Jim Florio”

Barely. He ended up almost getting re-elected. Besides, he was replaced by Christie “Witless” Whitman, who coincidentally, was only barely better than Flim-Flam Florio.

The basis for voting in NJ:

1. Am I getting something from the gov’t? If yes, vote for the incumbent. If no, vote out the incumbent. It doesn’t really matter who the other person is. The chances that two anti-gov’t-freebie candidates are on the same ballot are about equal to having two winning mega-million tickets in your pocket.

2. Do I stand to get something from the gov’t? If yes … (see above)

3. Do I hope to get something from the gov’t someday? (see above)

4. Do I have relatives getting something from the gov’t?

5-6. Repeat 2-3, replace “I” with “relatives”

7-967. Repeat above with every possible synonym just to make sure you have your bases covered.

968. Check whether or not the candidate has any principles in re: rule of law, Constitution, Bill of Rights, and other boring, antiquated subjects like that. Compare those positions with how much you’re getting or hope to get. Vote on the basis of the latter.

poppajoe49 May 14, 2013 at 7:34 pm

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So to make up for Whitman, they elected McCheesey?
In the meantime they elected Corzine to the Senate, and then as Governor.
One of the reasons I moved out of NJ was because I was tired of the stupidity of the electorate.

andre53 May 15, 2013 at 7:21 am

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“… to make up for …” involves thought, or even, God forbid, analytical thought. No such thing is done on anything remotely resembling a widespread basis here in NJ. (Forgive me if I’m rehashing things you already know – IDK when you escaped from NJ), McGreevey was elected on the same basis as Whitman. That basically is the same as what goes on when your average low-info voter reads People magazine.

Whitman was a sacrificial lamb put up against Bill Bradley, to lose miserably and then be rewarded with some bureaucratic position in gov’t. Bill Bradley’s popularity was, needless to say, also of the People mag level. He was popular because he played for the Knicks, not b/c of anything he did in the US senate.

Well, due to Florio’s toilet paper tax as well as his personality, which vaguel resembled drying concrete, she got something close to 48-49% of the vote, instead of the 35 or so that was expected. In NJ, that automatically puts you in celebrity status regardless of any principles or positions.

After everyone saw that Whitman’s personality might not have been like concrete, but rather more like paper-maiche, she barely won re-election, with McGreevey taking on the exact same role as Whitman did soem 6 years earlier. So naturally, that made McGreevey the front-runner to be the next governor.

Currently, Barbara Buono is attempting the same coup. The downside is that if you lose worse than expected, your political career is over. You now have the big L on your forehead, and again, regardless of anything having to do with your actual work or achievements, you are persona non grata in the eyes of the highly informed and intelligent NJ voter. That happened to an Essex Co executive, Peter (?) Shapiro, a Kennedyesque wunderkind and the anointed “up-and-coming politician. He decided to run against Tom Kean to gain statewide recogniton but got – as best as I recall – less than 30%. He was ousted in his next bid for re-election in Essex Co.

Corzine went around to all the county democrat parties and threw 5 figure checks around like confetti. As a result, he was anointed as “the guy you’re supposed to vote for”. Following that, the reasons to vote for him were created – things like ‘he’s not beholden to special interests” (maybe true, maybe not – but one thing for sure, he IS a special interest), or he’s a business person who will run the state correctly (he’s not a business man- he’s a bond trader, which is like calling a card counter a “businessman”).

Needless to say, he came up with a plan to fix the state’s fiscal problems that only a bond trader could. It was essentially a higher, more complex version of three card monte.

I understand your reasoning in moving out. I moved out of Bergen County (Torrcelli’s old district) to Morris. Now I’m in Rodney Frelinghuysen’s district. He generally rates around 50 with the American Conservative Union ratings. Unfortunately, being a licensed professional, it’s not so easy to up and move to another state.

poppajoe49 May 15, 2013 at 4:15 pm

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I left NJ in 2004. I was raised in Ocean County and lived the last couple of years in Monmouth County. Both of which, while not being political hotbeds like the northern counties, still had plenty of money from tourism that politicians wanted to control.
I was very busy with my remodeling business, but the cost of doing business was prohibitive. Fortunately I could start up again anywhere, and my wife was in the mortgage business, so we pretty much had our choice of places to live.
I don’t miss the state, just certain people.

Ruben May 11, 2013 at 6:49 am

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Someone in NJ should make sure that Brunhilde, Helga and Ursula are reminded that the last bunch of Nazis that squared off against America didn’t fare so well.

stinkfoot May 11, 2013 at 7:00 am

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“…they don’t care about backgrounds, all they want is to have their little guns and do what they want…” Condescend much?

Progressive Hemrrhoid May 11, 2013 at 7:03 am

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More butt ugly liberal hags, most of whom are like Swinestein and are Hippocrates as well. Anyone know where I can get a nice big cast iron cauldron? It’s time to heat up the tar.

stinkfoot May 11, 2013 at 7:23 am

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I’ll bring the feathers…

hisham May 11, 2013 at 10:49 am

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I’ll bring the rail…

poppajoe49 May 12, 2013 at 3:46 am

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Hippocrates

Intentional? Since you mentioned Feinstein, I figured it was.

Navyvet2 May 11, 2013 at 9:24 am

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How about starting with the gang bangers and convicted felons? See how well that goes and then move on to the next step. Opps. Sorry I am using simple no brainer common sense to liberals…that is like speaking Klingon to them.

stinkfoot May 11, 2013 at 10:04 am

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That ain’t gonna happen because it takes aim at Øbama’s core constituency.

danybhoy May 11, 2013 at 4:17 pm

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Would’nt the DNC basically be an organized crime syndicate?

hisham May 11, 2013 at 10:54 am

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These fools never look beyond their words to the destruction they bring in their wake. “Confiscate, confiscate, confiscate…” “…they don’t care about backgrounds, all they want is to have their little guns and do what they want…” and yes that is pretty much true when we’re listening to f***tards like you! They ratchet up their rhetoric much more and people will start dying!

jadams64 May 12, 2013 at 9:15 am

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This is no longer a game. If they start coming to our houses I can assure you that we will go to theirs. It won’t be a friendly visit!