gordonv t1_je2tqse wrote

Respectfully, I feel we see this in 2 different ways.

Christie did some bad things. And to ridicule him, the public will go after the "low hanging fruit" of jokes. Listing his bad deeds as a diatribe of listed shame just doesn't work for crude comedy. It's boring.

With jokes and memes like this, we get a quick and light reminder and smile without the preachy historical rereading.

In the end, this is how people remember. Aside from academic style records, of course.


gordonv t1_je2l6tm wrote

Totally understand what you're saying.

That's not how it works. A person's reputation will be damaged when he himself bites the hand that feeds him.

Christie is a reminder that if you act like an idiot, you will be treated like an idiot.

So, I notice you specifically have issue with fat jokes. Full disclosure, I'm overweight myself. People are not going after Christie because he's fat. Yes, people have made jokes about his weight. This in particular is a photo of the moment Christie was on the beach when he banned everyone else in NJ off the beach.

I think this is the 3rd time I'm saying this very specific thing. This is more about the beach incident than his weight, his political affiliation, Bridgegate, the baseball thing, or whatever else.


gordonv t1_je2f93r wrote

You're not wrong. The critics are assholes sticking it to an asshole.

It would be naïve to believe that this would not happen.

Fat people that receive the public's love escape this treatment. It's not his fatness that's being jeered at. It's the closing of beaches and being caught at a closed beach. The epitomized precipice of greed and corruption. Rules for thee, but not for me.


gordonv t1_jdcrig7 wrote

The short answer is that hate groups and organized crime have and continue to infiltrate law enforcement. They use qualified immunity and other advantages to protect their hateful or criminal stances.

Law enforcement admission is nepotistic and abusive. A low barrier of entrance with a high level of responsibility and power.


gordonv t1_jd4kz29 wrote

Or, just get a news crew to cover it.

The news knows how to sell outrage. Especially against someone who goes out of their way to act like this.

It's picked up well in 3 hours on this sub. Would love one of those investigative reports.


gordonv t1_jd4f94q wrote

It's a type of "nose in the air" exclusionism.

Where a lot of immigrants who worked hard, did the paperwork, waited the 7 to 10 years, and gained meaningful employment in the states feel they are being lumped in with people running from poverty and violence in a refugee like condition.

They don't want to acknowledge that they were never seen as equals by a lot of hard conservatives. They truly believe they're accepted by the GOP for who they are, not their money.


gordonv t1_jcmq96o wrote

> What are the core businesses they mean?

  • Restaurants
  • Groceries
  • Clothes and Supply
  • Entertainment spots

This isn't touristy like NYC. Like, if you go to dim sum here, they expect you know what to do and the etiquette.


gordonv t1_jc4q0jm wrote

  • Prices went up
  • Selection went down
  • They aren't playing the same 4 songs over and over
  • They call your phone instead of having those restaurant pagers
  • Crowds are still here
  • They added tent seating, but never saw it used. Too cold still.

It's ok. Not as hype as it was in the past. Seems like their reputation has solidified their survival.