I am applauding this New Jersey teacher who got yelled at by Chris Christie. Bravo.

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Posted 11/4/2013 by benem in NSBR Board
 

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Posted: 11/4/2013 11:06:29 AM
I would not voite for any man who responds to questions by yelling at or physically intimidating the person asking .


But I love her written response. Too bad he will never read it. Or care.


Why do you portray schools as failure factories? What benefit do you reap from this? Have you acquired financial promises for your future
campaigns as you eye the presidential nomination? Has there been
back-room meetings as you agree to divert public funds to private
companies that are seeking to take over our public educational system?

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Posted: 11/4/2013 11:34:29 AM
Sadly, it looks like he will be re-elected. He is leading in the polls by a significant majority.

No idea who is voting for him though. No one I know personally.



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Posted: 11/4/2013 11:35:42 AM
And people want him to run for POTUS.



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Posted: 11/4/2013 11:57:50 AM

And people want him to run for POTUS.



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Posted: 11/4/2013 12:10:57 PM
If he could get past the Republican primary, he would be a formidable candidate, from all the polling data. I just don't think he can get past the primary. Though he is trying. He is protected by this persona - God knows I don't understand how - so he is taking increasingly conservative positions on all the social measures Jersey is traditionally liberal on - and no one seems to notice.

It's a pretty disheartening thing here in this state. But by all means, if the GOP wants him, they can come and have him.


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Posted: 11/4/2013 12:20:58 PM
I don't live anywhere close to New Jersey...so I don't "know" him like you ladies seem to.....because he isn't in our daily news, etc. As a democrat, I've been excited about Christy...but admittedly, I base this only on what I see on the Today Show or the evening news. Is he really looked upon as bad news to the people of New Jersey? Off to read the article...

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Posted: 11/4/2013 12:27:59 PM
I'm applauding right there beside you benem.

And I agree with you-there is no way on Earth I would ever vote for a man who responds to questions by yelling and pysically intimidating a woman.

I really loved the teacher's response letter. Good for her for standing up to this ahole. She kept her composure and wrote a great letter!

Debbie in MD.

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Posted: 11/4/2013 12:46:47 PM
So shannoninkc, help me understand. What about him has seemed exciting?

As for the people of NJ? It's obviously not universal that he is disliked, since he's walking to victory tomorrow. He's just pretty polarizing.


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Posted: 11/4/2013 1:07:23 PM
I try to stay out of political discussions; but as an independent who usually leans towards democrats I thought Christie was a good choice until I found out he opposed gay marriage. I do not live in NJ, so I spoke with a friend that does live there and told her I liked him until that (the reason I liked him was because of how he handled the hurricane situation in his state-or at least what I heard about it). She said that a lot of NJ people do not care for him and I asked why-it is because of how he doesn't value teachers and education.

Oh well, I was willing to vote republican for a brief time. I just wish there was someone that would come along that most of us could agree on. The last time I was okay with the government was when the Clintons were in office.

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Posted: 11/4/2013 1:08:08 PM

Has there been
back-room meetings as you agree to divert public funds to private
companies that are seeking to take over our public educational system?
This is ONE reason why the education system in the U.S. needs to be updated. When teachers don't have a grasp on the English language, they are perpetuating poor language skills onto their students.

(It should read, "HAVE there been backroom meetings............"

ETA: I lived in NJ for a few years and have heard him yell at reporters and at people. He's very harsh and common.









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Posted: 11/4/2013 1:19:30 PM
I grew up in north Jersey, though I live in Pennsylvania now. I don't know anyone back home who likes Chris Christie.

Honestly, I don't really care about his abrasive style. I wouldn't care for it in a President but in a governor? Whatever. It's kind of a New Jersey stereotype and I don't wonder if that's part of what people like about him. Or at the very least distracts from what his actual stances are.

In some ways his style gives him a glamour that makes people believe he'd stand up for regular folks. And I think people want that these days. The problem is he's still a Republican so standing up for the people is actually anathema to him.

Margaret



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Posted: 11/4/2013 1:26:50 PM
When I read the letter on a friend's FB page yesterday, my first thought was, I hope she's not an English teacher. Egads!

I like Gov. Christie. He's not perfect but he's doing a good job.


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Posted: 11/4/2013 1:47:02 PM

He's not perfect but he's doing a good job.
CMHS, again, just trying to understand. By what measure is that?


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Posted: 11/4/2013 2:51:35 PM
Apparently, the crowd joined him in shouting the woman down.

Nice.

It does amuse me that he spearheaded the Harassment, Intimidation, and Bullying legislation in our state.


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Posted: 11/4/2013 2:53:41 PM
I don't like bullies. I don't like people who respond to questions with intimidation.

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Posted: 11/4/2013 3:01:37 PM
Unfortunately, the poor grammar in her letter distracted me as well. :/

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Posted: 11/4/2013 3:09:17 PM
It is totally disappointing that she didn't edit herself more carefully.

But it doesn't justify the way he treated her, or any of the other citizens he has berated for disagreeing with him.


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Posted: 11/4/2013 3:48:38 PM
I would like to see a video of this to see just what was said. So far the only side of the story I've read is hers. Like the Peas always say, there are 3 sides to a story and so far I've only heard one.

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Posted: 11/4/2013 3:52:07 PM
Dave Weigel of Slate Magazine who took the photograph and originally reported the story says that such a video does, in fact, exist.


Most people commenting on the photo have gotten the details right, but I've noticed some (occasionally rude) remarks about the expression on Christie's wife's face. Mary Pat Christie smiled through the entire talk-off. Why? Because a local NBC News camera was facing her, capturing the scene. Two days later, I don't see any trace of the video online. Is that a statement on how ordinary the confrontation was? Possibly. I think it's also a reflection of the front-runner coverage boosting Christie as the race ends, as the polls showing him winning (with up to 37 percent of voters not even knowing who is opponent is) are taken as prima facie evidence that he's running a faultless campaign. The day after this little contretemps, one of north Jersey's major papers ran an analysis of how the governor's tone had moderated so much recently.



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Posted: 11/4/2013 4:00:23 PM
Oh the Governor has responded. He said his words were slightly different, insisted that it was about the money "never being enough" - as if she was asking for money for herself and not her students. But he expressed no regret for that aggressive stance. And of course, this is not an anomalous event. It is part and parcel of the way he has treated those who disagree with him since he was prosecutor here - at least.


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Posted: 11/4/2013 4:16:41 PM



We got into a small debate about how much money has been spent on education. Too me, there is never enough money that is spent on education.


Yeah that's a poster child for educators.


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Posted: 11/4/2013 6:06:10 PM
yelling at anyone when you are an elected official is pathetic

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Posted: 11/4/2013 6:45:51 PM
I don't know anything about him, aside from blurbs on national news - but the grammar in her letter had me cringing. I'm nowhere near perfect! I would think she'd take time to formulate her thoughts properly though.


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Posted: 11/4/2013 6:51:17 PM
I really do not like Christie. His attitude makes my skin crawl.





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