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NJ Gov. Christie Says the Show, 'Jersey Shore' Is Bad for the State
New York Times ^ | 07/26/2010

Posted on 07/26/2010 2:02:33 PM PDT by SeekAndFind

Some five million Americans may love “Jersey Shore,” but Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey says he thinks the MTV show, about a group of Italian-Americans sharing a beach house in Seaside Heights, is a “negative” for his state.

The governor appeared Sunday on ABC’s “This Week,” and after questions about the state’s serious challenges, he was asked by the host, Jake Tapper, whether he thought the reality program was “positive for New Jersey or negative.”

“Negative for New Jersey,” Mr. Christie replied. “What it does is it takes a bunch of New Yorkers — most of the people on ‘Jersey Shore’ are New Yorkers — drops them at the Jersey Shore and tries to make America feel like this is New Jersey.”

“The Jersey Shore is a beautiful place,” Mr. Christie added, “and it’s a place that everybody should come on vacation this summer.”

The governor’s remarks might well lead a few staid Sunday talk show aficionados to see what the fuss was all about. The timing could not be better. The show begins its second season on Thursday night.

(Excerpt) Read more at nytimes.com ...


TOPICS: Music/Entertainment; Society; TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: chrischristie; jerseyshore; joisey; newjersey

1 posted on 07/26/2010 2:02:35 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

I like Gov. Christie!


2 posted on 07/26/2010 2:06:15 PM PDT by GoCards ("We eat therefore we hunt...")
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To: pandoraou812

Yet another reason for you to like Gov. Chris Christie.


3 posted on 07/26/2010 2:07:46 PM PDT by TigersEye (Greenhouse Theory is false. Totally debunked. "GH gases" is a non-sequitur.)
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To: SeekAndFind

I would pay real money to see this guy debate Obambi

I am guessing that before it was over he would have him in a headlock to make him admit he was a socialist


4 posted on 07/26/2010 2:11:58 PM PDT by Mr. K (Physically unable to proofreed (<---oops! see?))
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To: SeekAndFind

Yeah, and you would’ve thought that MAC-10’s, murdering drug dealers and all sorts of thugs on Miami Vice would’ve deterred tourism, but it increased it!


5 posted on 07/26/2010 2:13:51 PM PDT by Sax
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To: SeekAndFind

Out of curiosity I’ve watched the show a couple of times. It was like watching a car accident. Only one cast member is from New Jersey and she is the only one who is likable. The rest are New Yorkers, mostly from Staten Island.


6 posted on 07/26/2010 2:13:58 PM PDT by Wilderness Conservative
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To: Wilderness Conservative
"Only one cast member is from New Jersey and she is the only one who is likable. The rest are New Yorkers, mostly from Staten Island."

Yeah...I noticed the HUGE cultural difference between NJ and Staten Island when I drove the half mile across Outerbridge Crossing.

< /sarc>

7 posted on 07/26/2010 2:17:26 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: Wilderness Conservative
Only one cast member is from New Jersey and she is the only one who is likable. The rest are New Yorkers, mostly from Staten Island.

It is easy to tell New Yorkers in these settings. If you drop something on the beach or in the forest, they will refer to the dropped objest as "being on the floor." (actually, floh-uh)
8 posted on 07/26/2010 2:18:49 PM PDT by Dr. Sivana (There is no salvation in politics)
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To: Joe 6-pack

Staten Island is a world onto itself. Very strange culture indeed.


9 posted on 07/26/2010 2:21:00 PM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: SeekAndFind

There is a question I have always wondered about, why is the New Jersey coast called “the Jersey shore”? No other state refers to their coast as “the shore”.


10 posted on 07/26/2010 2:21:28 PM PDT by Ditter
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To: SeekAndFind

Christie is exactly right!


11 posted on 07/26/2010 2:23:58 PM PDT by pgkdan (I'm a monthly donor...you can be one too!)
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To: SeekAndFind

The people who live ‘down the shore’ want nothing to do with the ‘Jersey Shore’ New Yorker summer imports.

New Jersey has a huge community by the shore of wonderful families who are dedicated to a more wholesome life, and who avoid the types of lowlife morons on that show.

Christie is absolutely right.


12 posted on 07/26/2010 2:27:17 PM PDT by Beowulf9
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To: SeekAndFind
“What it does is it takes a bunch of New Yorkers — most of the people on ‘Jersey Shore’ are New Yorkers — drops them at the Jersey Shore and tries to make America feel like this is New Jersey."

Bennies Go Home!

13 posted on 07/26/2010 2:34:01 PM PDT by frithguild (Joe Wilson shouted "You lie!" He was wrong. Obama lies alot!)
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To: Ditter
why is the New Jersey coast called “the Jersey shore”?

We think of it more as a region of the state rather than just the coast as the coast extends for over 100 miles of the state.

And - when you are @ the shore, you go to the beach, not the shore.

14 posted on 07/26/2010 2:34:38 PM PDT by capydick (''Life's tough.......it's even tougher if you're stupid.'')
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To: capydick

Thanks. We just refer to that part of Texas as “the coast”.


15 posted on 07/26/2010 2:42:24 PM PDT by Ditter
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To: SeekAndFind
I spent many years of my life living on the Jersey Shore. In Tampa now

This "show" is about the stupidest thing I have ever seen on T.V.

It's truly embarrassing to think the rest of the country now has the image of the Jersey Shore is fulled with slutty, moronic, self centered, narcissist bimbo's and bimbets

16 posted on 07/26/2010 2:48:00 PM PDT by Popman (Why does the New Black Panther Party want to kill saltines ?)
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To: Joe 6-pack

Had you spent more time in New Jersey or seen more than the industrial area along the Aurthur Kill River you would may think different. Then again who gives a phuque what you think? </sarc>


17 posted on 07/26/2010 2:52:08 PM PDT by Wilderness Conservative
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To: Wilderness Conservative
"Had you spent more time in New Jersey or seen more than the industrial area along the Aurthur Kill River you would may think different. Then again who gives a phuque what you think? "

Ex-wife was from Cape May...spent entirely too much time in that state.

18 posted on 07/26/2010 2:55:35 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: Joe 6-pack
Yeah...I noticed the HUGE cultural difference between NJ and Staten Island when I drove the half mile across Outerbridge Crossing.

$8.00 bucks hit into NYC and the escape back over the Verrazano Bridge is another $11.00 extortion fee. (traffic jams thrown in for free).

19 posted on 07/26/2010 2:58:27 PM PDT by tflabo (Restore the Republic)
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To: tflabo

Oh...I know the drill. When I work in the NYC area, I stay in Piscataway.


20 posted on 07/26/2010 3:00:10 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: Joe 6-pack

Ex-wife, eh? Say no more. I totally understand. I was going to come back with a disrespectful comment but after looking at your profile I dare say outside of our home states we have a lot more in common than differences.


21 posted on 07/26/2010 3:20:30 PM PDT by Wilderness Conservative
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To: SeekAndFind

22 posted on 07/26/2010 3:27:58 PM PDT by Kenton (Just my $0.02 worth...)
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To: Ditter

Lol! It’s tradition. Let’s go down the shore is something we here on the east coast have always said when summer rolls around.


23 posted on 07/26/2010 3:37:39 PM PDT by Amberdawn
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To: Joe 6-pack
Yeah...I noticed the HUGE cultural difference between NJ and Staten Island when I drove the half mile across Outerbridge Crossing.

Totally different worlds.

And no one has ever asked, "You from Staten Island? What exit?"

24 posted on 07/26/2010 3:48:10 PM PDT by Tanniker Smith (There is neither honesty, manhood nor good fellowship in thee.)
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To: Ditter
why is the New Jersey coast called “the Jersey shore”

I believe it has to do with people from New York (or elsewhere) looking for an affordable vacation in them olden days, and they would pack up and go "down the shore". In New York, across the river is "Jersey", not "New Jersey".

25 posted on 07/26/2010 3:50:48 PM PDT by Tanniker Smith (There is neither honesty, manhood nor good fellowship in thee.)
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To: Tanniker Smith
I just find it odd because no other state with ocean frontage, and they are lots, refer to their coastline as “the shore”. At least as far as I know, they don't. But as one freeper said, it is in reference to the entire southern part of the state.
26 posted on 07/26/2010 4:04:43 PM PDT by Ditter
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To: dead

My wife and I took our first cruise ever out of Bayonne-it was Spring Break, about a third of the passengers were from Staten Island.

I rented a tux for the formal dinner nights, their idea of dressing up was a colored tee shirt and adding a second gold chain around the neck.


27 posted on 07/26/2010 4:46:50 PM PDT by pineybill
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To: Ditter
I grew up in South Jersey and we always referred to the beach as “The Shore.”
28 posted on 07/26/2010 5:34:12 PM PDT by 4yearlurker (Gus the Scotty dog likes cheese!)
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To: 4yearlurker

That makes more sense than calling the whole of the sourthern part the shore.


29 posted on 07/26/2010 6:49:17 PM PDT by Ditter
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