Thursday, January 12, 2012

Phony Soprano

I make no secret of my contempt for New Jersey governor Chris Christie. I think he's a goddamn boor, a looter of public employee salaries and pensions, and a hypocrite.

Chris Christie made a big point about the T.V. show Jersey Shore portraying a poor image of New Jersey, saying, "I am duty-bound to ensure that taxpayers are not footing a $420,000 bill for a project which does nothing more than perpetuate misconceptions about the State and its citizens."

Meanwhile, Chris Christie basks in similar stereotypical (albeit a stereotype promulgated by the entertainment industry) behavior when he mock-threatens Iowa voters if they don't vote for Mitt Romney, "But let me tell you, you people disappoint me on Tuesday, you don't do what you are supposed to do on Tuesday for Mitt Romney, I will be back, Jersey Style."

He thinks he sounds like Tony Soprano when he says this, but a "Jersey Style" Chris Christie reminds me of a New Jersey style hot dog- overly fatty and not good for you at all.

Another recent example of Chris Christie's faux tough-guy act is his misogynistic retort to a female audience member at a Romney rally, "You know, something may be going down tonight, but it ain’t going to be jobs, sweetheart." He sounds so catty, and he's so sure of himself, that I'm convinced that he's really talking about how Romney will be blowing him for his endorsement.

Chris Christie's faux tough guy act is really obnoxious. Chris Christie's great at haranguing retired teachers and young girls, but I don't think he'd be able to take his fair share of hits on a level playing field. Oh, and, if you haven't seen Tengrain's amazing, hilarious photoshop, you are deprived (if you've seen it, you're depraved- warning: you can't unsee the image!). Show Tengrain some L-U-V!

24 comments:

Laura said...

I hope my "tough-guy" act isn't as tiresome as his. :P

You know, something may be going down tonight, but it ain’t going to be jobs, sweetheart

I love that kind of talk. :)

((Hugs))
Laura

Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

I hope my "tough-guy" act isn't as tiresome as his

It's cute when you do it!

I love that kind of talk. :)

It certainly has its place, but not in front of a crowd of people, said to a girl who could be your daughter.

Laura said...

It's cute when you do it!
Tee Hee! I know. :D

No, you're right.. not to a girl that could be my daughter.
HOWEVER!!! I am the Queen of semi-inappropriate talk so, I just might say it in front of too many people.
I like uncomfortable situations. :)

((Hugs))
Laura

P.S. Are you going to answer my question or.. am I beating a dead horse? errr.. so to speak. :)

Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

P.S. Are you going to answer my question or.. am I beating a dead horse? errr.. so to speak. :)

I think I answered it a couple of threads back... the one about the NYT- yeah, that was me.

Laura said...

I asked a specific question.. I dont' see any answer.

What's your sign bay-bee? (and yes, I do believe *sort of* in that crap so no lip!)

Sigh.. I'm tired. I become a real pain the the a-word when I'm tired.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Chris Christie's great at haranguing retired teachers and young girls...

And our corrupt corporate media loves it. Because they're 1) corporate, and 2) corrupt.
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Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

What's your sign bay-bee? (and yes, I do believe *sort of* in that crap so no lip!)

I'm a June baby, 6/17- one of those twinsies.

And our corrupt corporate media loves it. Because they're 1) corporate, and 2) corrupt.

Yeah, they love siding with the bullies!

Laura said...

Ahhhh! A Gemini! The "Communicatior!" We are extremely incompatible! :P
We can both be extremely hmmm... cutting in our speech? :)

This explains why you have SO MUCH information in that noggin of yours. :)

Ok, you're older than me. I feel better now that I know.
Grazi bello!

Jennifer said...

“You know, something may be going down tonight, but it ain’t going to be jobs, sweetheart.”

:-0

Wow. I'm all for playful banter, but like you said, there's a place, and this isn't one of them.

Jennifer said...

Ok, you're older than me. I feel better now that I know.
Grazi bello!


Dear Lord... I must be older than dirt then... Thank goodness thudner and ZRM are older than I am. :)

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

Chris Christie, filthbotting rong. Somebody go tell him to shape up, or we will send him a large, hairy spider and TWO beefy squirrels with attitudes.

He can also take Turdwaffle when we throw that Turdwaffle out. Rumor in the snow bank is that THREE TIMES as many sigs as necessary are going to be submitted next week.

Laura said...

Dear Lord... I must be older than dirt then... Thank goodness thudner and ZRM are older than I am. :)

Yay! I get to be the "baby". :)
For some reason, I thought that zrm was only in his 30's.

((Hugs))
Laura

Jennifer said...

30 in Zombie years... you do the math. :)

Laura said...

Well, if it's anything like dog years then he's 210!!!!

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

For some reason, I thought that zrm was only in his 30's.

My unfailingly cheerful outlook keeps me young. I am, after all, Undersecretary for Rays Of Motherfucking Sunshine.

Laura said...

Haha! Yeah... you arekinda crusty now that I think about it...

As long as VS doesn't come back, I can be the baby. I forgot about her... :(

Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

As long as VS doesn't come back, I can be the baby. I forgot about her... :(

Don't be upset with her, just think of her as the funky, spunky little cousin you adore.

Laura said...

Well, she *is* cute and.. she does have that very cute baby whose bum I'd love to squeeze.... :)

Substance McGravitas said...

I guess it's good when they overtly display the asshole behaviour. It sunk Rudy pretty good.

vacuumslayer said...

My tough girl act is not an act.

vacuumslayer said...

As long as VS doesn't come back, I can be the baby. I forgot about her... :(

Don't be upset with her, just think of her as the funky, spunky little cousin you adore.
January 13, 2012 1:46 PM
Laura said...

Well, she *is* cute and.. she does have that very cute baby whose bum I'd love to squeeze.... :)



People...talking about me...giving me attention...*runs around like excited puppy, falls down, drools in a decidedly un-cute way*

vacuumslayer said...

holy fucking shit, this w/v:

"gushole"

There are just so many...

Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

My tough girl act is not an act.

"I'll smack you with my pink rabbit ears!"

vacuumslayer said...

Oh, stop! :D