I too am fed up. But, unlike Chris Christie, I know when to stop shoveling food into my puss. Yes, I am pissed at Chris Christie. The Chris Christie tantrum today over the refusal of Congress to shell out more of our taxpayer funds to the clowns in Jersey and New York who chose of their own freewill to live in flood prone areas is disgusting:

Look, I choose to live on the coast in Florida. It is a risk I take. I do not expect the rest of America to back up my risky play. That is absurd and fiscally irresponsible.

But here we have the Fat Blowhard of Jersey begging for Federal dollars.

I will be happy to listen to the New Jersey Governor’s lectures on fiscal discipline when he demonstrates the simple of discipline of getting his eating under control. He is disgustingly fat. Yes, a pig. And he is fat by choice. He prefers to chow down on pasta and whole wheat bread, rather than turn to healthier choices.

Let’s face it. Chris Christie is a walking metaphor of what Federal and State governments have become–grossly overfed, grossly overweight and totally lacking in self-discipline.

Think I am too harsh?

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Larry C. Johnson is a former analyst at the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency, who moved subsequently in 1989 to the U.S. Department of State, where he served four years as the deputy director for transportation security, antiterrorism assistance training, and special operations in the State Department's Office of Counterterrorism. He left government service in October 1993 and set up a consulting business. He currently is the co-owner and CEO of BERG Associates, LLC (Business Exposure Reduction Group) and is an expert in the fields of terrorism, aviation security, and crisis and risk management, and money laundering investigations. Johnson is the founder and main author of No Quarter, a weblog that addresses issues of terrorism and intelligence and politics. NoQuarterUSA was nominated as Best Political Blog of 2008.
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  • Retired_from_SPOnaj

    Who ever said that Obama doesn’t love pork? ThaThaThat’s all, folks!

    • Hokma


  • Retired_from_SPOnaj

    A study in opposites and similarities.

  • http://www.facebook.com/rex.duplichan Rex Duplichan

    I wouldn’t mind giving money to them, but I have heard the bill is “full” of all sorts of pork. We got hit hard by Ike (Houston) and there was NO outpouring for us. We just started cleaning up ourselves.

  • DianaLC

    (I am now back from CT and a visit with my son and his family.)
    I have to admit that I have become frustrated with Christie, too. Of course first with his glowing report of Obama’s promise of help during the election (while later that help really didn’t make it there) and now with this incident. It seems so hypocritical of him after his earlier actions in NJ regarding his own fiscal policies in the state.
    As I understand it, NJ will still be getting some of the help and that the amount that was originally going to be sent was going to be doled out in increments anyway. So I don’t understand his rant. Why not let Congress comb through that enormous bill and get rid of the unnecessary pork?
    I won’t discuss his weight issues. While I admit that I was totally surprised to see a recent photo of him and at the time I felt he was really risking his health by being too overweight, I want to focus only on his hypocrisy in regard to this mis-management of taxpayers’ money. I feel, in any case, that he’s lost standing in the Republican Party over both these two incidents.
    So goes the political fortunes of many. Too bad, too, because for a while there he seemed to have the right attitudes about money.


    can I ask a question?? I keep seeing these headlines. drones kill Al qeuda people. how do you know they are al qeuda??? they are shooting from the air not up close and personal.

    • TeakWoodKite

      When they target US citizens?

    • getfitnow

      Don’t worry though, all that money is going into a lock box our benevolent government is maintaining for us. I for one welcome the masterful financial planners in the federal government to look after my wealth./s

    • DianaLC

      Well, I’ve already seen my check go down $40 for higher medical insurance payments with the same plan I had before. Thanks, Barack, Nancy, and Harry!
      We’re planning to do our taxes earlier this year, just so we can get some advice on how to readjust our payrol tax deductions.

  • Retired_from_SPOnaj

    Larry, You’ve been getting more reserved and less indignant lately. Let it out–tell us how you really feel about Chris Christie! I don’t see his tailor complaining, of course, he does charge by the yard.
    By the way, thanks for the tip on the Wheat Belly book. I’ve never thought of myself as much of a bread eater, but a good self behavioral gut check (hey, pretty good pun) once in awhile can reap (God, there’s another one!) sound dividends (with apologies to Larry Doyle).


    US House holds speaker election with members primarily voting for John Boehner, Nancy Pelosi – @TPMlivewire

    nothing changes. the American people are still screwed

    • Hokma

      Boehner barely holds on without a re-vote.

      He got burned one too many times by the bottom feeder Obama which is why he said that he will not deal with Obama one-on-one anymore. He could probably better trust Julian Assange more than he could trust Obama.

      You don’t get to be speaker by being a wimp. I think you saw the Boehner who will govern the other day when he told Harry Reid to go f**k himself twice in public – something that by the way was well deserved. When you call Boehner a dictator that is the least that you deserve.

      I am hoping that Boehner will begin to allow conservatives to speak their mind and bring Obama to his knees.

    • getfitnow

      It isn’t going to matter one way or the other. Boehner isn’t the problem
      here. You could have the most perfect speaker in the whole world and it will
      not change the Senate or White House one iota.

      The House can’t force the Senate to pass a budget. It’s been how long now? The House can’t force the Senate to deal sanely with the debt ceiling

  • samb1

    Why doesn’t he just place a (D) after his name.
    Alright all ready.

    • Hokma

      I see no difference between him and supposed Republican Mayor Bloomberg. Eventually the truth comes out. Christie will get re-elected as Governor and has an equally good shot as a Presidential candidate in 2016 – for Democrats.

  • foxyladi14

    Right on Larry.

  • sowsear1

    Just wanted to let you know –
    Today I
    received my Fiscal Cliff Survival Pack from the White
    It contained:
    A parachute, an ‘Obama Hope &
    Change’ bumper sticker, a ‘Bush’s Fault’ poster, a ‘Blame Boehner’ poster, a
    “Tax the Rich’ poster, an application for unemployment, an application for
    food stamps, a prayer rug, a letter of assignation of debt to my
    grandchildren and a machine to blow smoke up my butt.
    directions are in
    Keep an eye out. Yours should arrive

  • sowsear1

    “Any man who
    thinks he can be happy and prosperous by letting the Government take care of
    him; better take a closer look at the American Indian.”

    Henry Ford

  • KenoshaMarge

    I had some respect for Chris Christie when he first came on the scene. Mostly because he took on the media. Anyone, including Gingrich whom I loathe, earns a bit of respect from me for slapping those scumbags around.

    Now Christie, like so many others, is the victim of his own success. He now seems to think that any tantrum he throws is going to meet with applause. Like any other pol he relishes the spotlight.

    I feel sorry for the people who have had their lives impacted by hurricanes, floods, tornadoes and other acts of nature. But those are facts of life. If you choose to live in a flood zone then why should those of us who do not be required to pay for your choice.

    That said, what help the government does give is all too often simply not competent, late, larded with red tape and impacted by union rules in states like New Jersey.

    Where was Christie’s outrage when help from other states was turned away because they weren’t union? His selective outrage is beginning to be a bore. Just another loud-mouthed pol seeking attention.


    I was thinking (never a good sign) since the loads in DC do not seem to think reading is a requirement to pass a bill. Why not fire the bunch of them? hire illiterates we would get the same thing costing a lot less.
    they passed obamacare without reading it and it is and will cost the American people a bunch. Now they sign the fiscal cliff bill without reading and again the American people get screwed.

  • seattlegonz

    I think the deal that was made was to promise Christie that if he hugged Obama before the election that Booker wouldn’t challenge him for the governorship. Who cares that Booker is a great candidate…certainly not Obama. Obama says to Booker, sorry bud, no governorship for you, but we’ll support you for the senate. Chicago thug — that’s Obama.

    • getfitnow

      Speaking of Booker, he may look like a great candidate and decent individual , but Newark is not a shining example of his governance.

      • elizabethrc

        I moved to a town very near Newark decades ago, right after the racial riots of the 60’s. I moved away from the area in 1997 and in all that time, Newark had not rebuilt the buildings destroyed during those riots.
        There is nothing shining about Newark.

    • elizabethrc

      Obama may well be threatened by Booker’s appeal. He IS an attractive candidate, articulate (without teleprompter), photogenic, poised and he, unlike Obama, has a sense of self-deprecating humor about him.
      That said, I am waiting to see if he conducts himself over the long haul as a politician for all of the people, not just blacks. Haven’t we had quite enough of that with Obama?

  • Deapster

    Presidential would have been Christie declaring the disaster relief bill was so full of pork that even he would have to reject it as one more example of dishonest government. You know, the issues Christie has claimed he is against?

    Yes, why should the rest of us pay and (1) let insurance companies off the hook, (2) let NJ state disaster preparedness off the hook since this is a very flooding prone state that has allowed people to live in known hazard zones, and (3) homeowners who were intentionally under-insured.

    Bailing out this folly in New Jersey (it was not even a hurricane level storm folks, when it hit shore) is like bailing out California for its own self-inflicted stupidity. No way.

    Time to put Nj on a diet.

  • driguana

    The real problem is not Christie’s weight, it’s the weight of the pork in the Sandy bill. If Christie really had any guts other than the one that hangs over his pants, he’d demand that the pork be pulled immediately from the bill and passed. But, no, Christie is now just another part of the new American economy….know now as pulled pork!!

  • Popsmoke

    Well we disagee here… Christie is doing what is necessary and so is Pete King… Now LJ not everyone lives in a flood plain qande not everyone is sucking the govt tit.. While not eveyone is living large eithber….

    • http://noquarterusa.net Larry Johnson

      You know that is bullshit. The bill was laden with pork. New York and New Jersey want the amount of money that supposedly would have fought the war in Iraq. No review. No debate. Just an appropriation.
      On this you are completely full of shit.


    Update: Time Warner, the 2nd biggest US cable company, to drop Current TV following acquisition by al-Jazeera – @BBCNews

    • no_longer_a_democrat

      Huh. I guess all that anti-american rhetoric on Al-jazeera was even too much for Time Warner. Current Tv’s anti-american rhetoric is done by Americans, Al-jazeera is another animal all together.

      I didn’t think Time Warner would do it. I gotta say, I’m pleasantly surprised.

      • KenoshaMarge

        I am surprised too. But now we, and they, will be bombarded with the usual liberal fauxrage dance. Will they cave?

    • Deapster

      As a BBC off-shoot, I have always found al-Jazeera to be a very competent new source. I have never found it to be anti-american, rabid or biased. Just filling an important niche in this rather sophisticated and savvy part of the world. Qatar is not Yemen, fer pete’s sake.

      • getfitnow

        I have watched some programs when I’m in Mexico and found them very informative and not full of anti-American venom, as I expected.

  • getfitnow

    Where´s his outrage toward POTUS “I´m going to cut the red tape” Obama?
    Oh – that´s right – he said that BEFORE election day.

  • FloridaFI

    Dead on Mr. Larry.

    Your last paragraph is a tone to what is wrong with this entire country. I’ve also been wheat-free for 3 plus months and lost over 25 pounds.

    Christie has the intellect, but lacks the desire to reduce his gross, bulbous, bloated body.

    Just like our country right now.

  • Eyes Wide Open

    Not at all, in fact if you had an applause feature here I would use it.

  • MG6

    Hillary released from the Hospital. The EU has a different take on the Hillary issue:


    • Deapster

      Is this EU paper anything like the African Press International that scammed US voters about Obama for months before the 2008 election?

      I did speculate that Hilary’s absence may well have been related to some under-cover shuttle diplomacy with Syria or Iran. So her being in either of these countries in clandestine fashion would not be surprising.

      However, a deadly plane crash kept secret in our days of global satellite surveillance stretches the imagination. Emirates Air files directly over iran on its LR to LAX from Dubai every day. C’mon, this is not the iron Curtain any more.

      There is NO reason to keep this news from the US people which is why it strains credulity. What does alJazeera say because that is where news happens in the Middle East. And this area is never known for keeping anything secret.

      Hoax I say — even the Nat’l Enquirer has a better track record … but they did say terminal brain cancer ……. the mystery deepens and I can only wish her well – she is one hell of a trooper and is owed much by a nation who selfishly said they were not ready for “that woman” and turned their back on one of the few competent souls on the national stage.

  • HARP2

    It`s hard to take seriously, a man with more chins than a Chinese phone book.

    • Deapster

      Ah so, the inscrutable Charlie Chin.

  • TeakWoodKite

    No, not harsh at all.

    Now is the winter of our discontent
    Made glorious summer by this son of York;
    And all the clouds that low’r’d upon our house
    In the deep bosom of the ocean buried.

    ….the lack of optimism not with-standing on my part.

    • FloridaFI

      “Now is the winter of our discontent.”


      And yet, now is the time to discuss disarming American Citizens.

  • no_longer_a_democrat

    the man is a punk.

    the senate passed this bill on friday, most of this money is going to other things, like amtrack, fisheries, all sorts of crap that has NOTHING to do with sandy.

    the house repubs and Boehner are doing their best to unpig this bill, Christie really a fat blowhard, he’s just doing this so that his re-election goes well.

    • Deapster

      Put him in the Republican trash can like that guy from Godfather’s Pizza.

  • Hokma

    “totally lacking in self-discipline”

    Particularly in regard to his mouth.

    In that respect he has a close resemblance to Mayor Bloomers of NYC. Both have an uncontrollable need to hear themselves before they think.

    If Christie did a little research he would first learn that the reason this did not slide through was because Chuckie Cheese Schumer and the other 3 NY/NJ U.S. Senators ABUSED this bill by allowing it to be packed with excessive spending for things completely unrelated to Sandy relief. The House had to unbundle and eliminate much of that spending which then would have to be approved by the Senate and the Senate was not going to be in.

    At this point Christie has an excellent shot at re-election as Governor of NJ and a great shot as candidate for President in 2016 – as a Democrat only.

  • elizabethrc

    I lost a good deal of respect for Christie when he salivated over Obama after Sandy occurred. It’s one thing to try to help out a state’s citizens, but quite another to so publicly fawn over Obama. It was not only distasteful, but coming just at election time, he has to have know how it would be perceived and it worked to Romney’s detriment. It didn’t sway the election, but it was needlessly harmful.
    I lost what little respect I had for him and the Congresspeople who couldn’t wait to jump in with their criticism regarding the aid to Sandy victims. Boehner was right to hold off on it, given that it was packed with extraneous pork having nothing to do with aid to these victims. Shame on the people who put these items into the bill. They should be named publicly along with the crap they put in the bill.
    This has to stop.

    • seattlegonz

      See my post above — I think he did it to get Booker to not challenge him. Booker would be tough to beat.

  • BronwynsHarbor

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  • HARP2

    Chris Christie should know all about pork.

    • Deapster

      Pigs get fed and hogs get slaughtered. (Figuratively of course)



    Christi may be a blowhard, but at least he is trying for the people of his state.

    these overpaid and underworked asses in DC took THREE WHOLE MINUTES after getting the fiscal cliff bill before voting on the bill. wouldn’t want them to strain themselves doing their job for the American people

    • http://noquarterusa.net Larry Johnson

      Is their “job” to pay for the stupid decisions of people? People who choose to live on the beach/shore and then belly ache when Mother Nature does what Mother Nature does have zero sympathy from me. Same for the boneheads who chose to live in a city that sits below sea level.

      • TeakWoodKite

        Can we include the ol’ Miss and the San Andreas fault too?

        Thehref=”http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-1365824/Has-real-lost-city-Atlantis-finally–buried-mud-flats-Spain.html”>lost city of Atlantis? Down there with Neptune and the fishies?

        • Deapster

          The only problem with the the Big One cracking California off along San Andreas fault is it leaves too much of California behind and lops off the best part along the coast itself. Anything that still leaves Sacramento standing is not something for anyone to wish for.

          • TeakWoodKite

            Ya think folks would stop laughing at all those boats on trailers sitting the front yard…. guy down the block has one parked half the size of his house… I figure I’ll be cool. :) HNY.

      • HELENK2

        larry I was talking about the fiscal cliff bill not the Sandy bill
        the house passed it without even reading it.
        The Sandy bill should have massive cuts in it before passing.
        the fiscal cliff bill should not have passed

        • http://noquarterusa.net Larry Johnson

          I agree with you dear.