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Frustration over Corzine not buckling up
Associated Press ^ | April 18, 2007 | TOM HESTER Jr.,

Posted on 04/18/2007 5:50:09 AM PDT by libstripper

TRENTON, N.J. - Last year, New Jersey law officers ticketed 271,182 people for not wearing seat belts in violation of state law. This year, one will stand out: Gov. Jon S. Corzine, who was critically injured in an automobile accident last week.

David Wald, spokesman for state Attorney General Stuart Rabner, wouldn't say why state police assigned to protect the governor didn't insist Corzine obey the seat belt law.

"As always, we urge all drivers and passengers to wear seat belts," Wald said.

Corzine, 60, broke multiple bones in the wreck and remains hospitalized in intensive care, breathing with the help of a respirator.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: corzine; hypocracy; seatbelts
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Corzine, the vile, arrogant, Stalinist, "do as I say, not as I do," POS, got a well-deserved comeuppance for his arrogantly directing his chauffer to drive recklesly, force other vehicles driven by mere peons off the road, and jeopardizing the safety of every responsible driver on the road.
1 posted on 04/18/2007 5:50:11 AM PDT by libstripper
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To: libstripper

Corzine is a Bucklehead!


2 posted on 04/18/2007 5:50:54 AM PDT by areafiftyone
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To: areafiftyone
"Corzine is a Bucklehead!"

I think "crash test dummy" would be a more suitable appellation...

4 posted on 04/18/2007 5:54:46 AM PDT by Joe 6-pack
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To: TonyRo76
seat belts and tickets for thee but not for me!
5 posted on 04/18/2007 5:54:58 AM PDT by woollyone (a man self-deceived is twice deceived)
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To: libstripper

Few things irritate me more than government officials, especially those in a position to impose laws up on us, openly and proudly flouting the same laws. Officials who do such things should have to endure at least 10x the punishment that us peons should have to endure if we are caught breaking the law.


6 posted on 04/18/2007 5:55:24 AM PDT by pnh102
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To: libstripper
It simply amazes me that people want to ban high speed police pursuits of criminals but it's okay for the Governor of my state to speed to a photo op with Imus groveling to the Rutger's women's basketball team. Was it really that important.

Here's an idea...if you have to be somewhere leave on time so you don't have to speed.

7 posted on 04/18/2007 5:55:42 AM PDT by OneRatToGo
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To: libstripper
This seatbelt thing is really poignant. As an attitudinal signal, it’s symptomatic of the great sense of safety the privileged, like John Corzine, feel. In his everyday life, John Corzine is and has always been surrounded by a protective bubble that would make an ancient Caesar or King blush. And yet, he is the class of person who decides on our right to protect ourselves He has decided that we don’t have that right. So, when he finds out that nobody in earth is actually “protected,” don’t count on him to change his mind. Because he has the best medical care on earth and nearly unlimited resources, he will pull through this episode just fine. And then he will be popped right back into that protective bubble. I guess the bubble is a little hazy though, and that’s why he can’t see that the rest of us aren’t protected.

And it is reflected in his opinion of the 2nd Amendment...

8 posted on 04/18/2007 5:56:45 AM PDT by 2banana (My common ground with terrorists - they want to die for islam and we want to kill them)
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To: TonyRo76

Look at the police report that was posted yesterday. If you read between its sterile lines, you’ll see my words exactly describe what Corzine was doing. It’s rare that such a POS ever pays such a well-deserved penalty. I’m mourning for that creep with the smallest possible violin.


9 posted on 04/18/2007 5:56:59 AM PDT by libstripper
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To: Joe 6-pack

LOL! True!


10 posted on 04/18/2007 5:57:23 AM PDT by areafiftyone
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To: libstripper

The lesson the only thing that can come between a politician and a camera is physics.


11 posted on 04/18/2007 6:00:02 AM PDT by DManA
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To: libstripper

Well, golly, after all, obeying all the laws on the books, or paying fines through the nose - those options are only fer the lil’ folk dontchaknow?


12 posted on 04/18/2007 6:01:20 AM PDT by Hegemony Cricket (Your mileage may vary - right now my mileage is pretty much aweful.)
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To: libstripper
Just like Ben Rothenburger getting a ticket in his hospital room for not wearing his helmet, there should be a State Trooper handing him a ticket for not wearing a seatbelt AND DRIVING TO ENDANGER when he wakes up.
13 posted on 04/18/2007 6:02:36 AM PDT by jackieaxe (This one hour pre-flight security screening is brought to you by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia)
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To: areafiftyone

I have received one of those not wearing a seat belt tickets in the past.


14 posted on 04/18/2007 6:04:12 AM PDT by Dog
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To: Dog

ROFLMAO!!


15 posted on 04/18/2007 6:04:53 AM PDT by areafiftyone
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To: libstripper
It's true, he's an excellent representative of everything that FR is against. With that said however, I don't think anyone on FR would actually wish such a serious injury on anyone, and we not only hope that Corzine recovers, but that this incident makes him see the error of his ways and begin a campaign to rid NJ politics of corruption, and to being legislating from a perspective of personal responsibility, turning NJ into a beacon of liberty for the rest of the country.

(Well... wishing for a better world is all the Democrats ever do and they get everything they want in NJ, so I thought I'd try it...)

17 posted on 04/18/2007 6:06:08 AM PDT by tcostell (MOLON LABE)
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To: woollyone
seat belts and tickets for thee but not for me!

Was also reported that the car he was in was doing 91mph. I guess he was in a rush to get to Imus.

18 posted on 04/18/2007 6:07:20 AM PDT by Long Island Pete
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To: libstripper

These days I wouldnt want to be a cop in Jersey giving tickets for not wearing seat belts.


19 posted on 04/18/2007 6:08:52 AM PDT by DogBarkTree (The correct word isn't "immigrant" when what they are doing is "invading".)
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To: pnh102
Few things irritate me more than government officials, especially those in a position to impose laws up on us, openly and proudly flouting the same laws.

Usual for elite libs. They believe they are above the laws they impose.
20 posted on 04/18/2007 6:09:07 AM PDT by YellowRoseofTx
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To: areafiftyone
Corzine is a Bucklehead!

No, he is an unbuckledhead!

21 posted on 04/18/2007 6:11:02 AM PDT by Lurking in Kansas (Nothing witty here... move on.)
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To: DManA
The lesson the only thing that can come between a politician and a camera is physics.

Oh yeah? Well, they'll re-write the laws of physics next.

22 posted on 04/18/2007 6:13:13 AM PDT by Lurking in Kansas (Nothing witty here... move on.)
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To: libstripper
David Wald, spokesman for state Attorney General Stuart Rabner, wouldn't say why state police assigned to protect the governor didn't insist Corzine obey the seat belt law.

Sure, blame everyone but the idiot himself.

The arrogant self-appointed elite think the laws they make are for everyone but themselves, that they're exempt from having to live under them like the rest of us. Well, some laws just can't be messed with. The laws of nature are no respecter of persons.

Surprise, surprise Corzine. Guess what? You weren't above the laws of physics. Didn't expect that, did you?

23 posted on 04/18/2007 6:13:24 AM PDT by metmom (Welfare was never meant to be a career choice.)
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To: libstripper

No seat belt at 91 mpg? Sounds like an open-and-shut case for RESIGNING his office. If he can be that stupid, he’s clearly incapacitated and unable to perform his duties.


24 posted on 04/18/2007 6:20:41 AM PDT by newzjunkey (Hillary, Rudy, Obama: The presidency is not a coronation.)
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To: libstripper

Has anyone heard whether the unfortunate state trooper driving him asked him to put on his seatbelt and was refused, or was such insolent behavior verboten?

I say “unfortunate” because I think it is beneath the job of a trooper to be a chauffeur for “dignitaries” such as these.


25 posted on 04/18/2007 6:21:04 AM PDT by GnuHere
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To: metmom
David Wald, spokesman for state Attorney General Stuart Rabner, wouldn't say why state police assigned to protect the governor didn't insist Corzine obey the seat belt law.

I read an article a few days ago where the same question was asked and a Corzine spokesman said, "the Governor wasn't always amendable to suggestion."

26 posted on 04/18/2007 6:23:15 AM PDT by Barney Gumble (A liberal is someone too broadminded to take his own side in a quarrel - Robert Frost)
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To: metmom

The reason the copper didn’t tell Corzine to buckle up is that he wanted to keep on being the guv’s driver and not get reassigned to the one man post in East Overshoe.


27 posted on 04/18/2007 6:23:19 AM PDT by metesky ("Brethren, leave us go amongst them." Rev. Capt. Samuel Johnston Clayton - Ward Bond- The Searchers)
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To: metmom

Are you saying that if a multi-billionaire is in a 90 MPH crash without a seatbelt, he will get tossed about like a salad, just like us commoners??

I am stune.d

But I hope he gets well.


28 posted on 04/18/2007 6:26:54 AM PDT by GnuHere
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To: newzjunkey
If he can be that stupid, he’s clearly incapacitated and unable to perform his duties.

A perfect summation.

29 posted on 04/18/2007 6:27:20 AM PDT by xsrdx (Diligentia, Vis, Celeritas)
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To: metmom
The CorzineCrushDummy demonstrated how not wearing seat belts can make dummy subject to thrust from the air bag and subsequent flight towards the back and cargo space, with broken ribs, spine and legs.
Lesson? I will wear them annoying belts even to the next door convenience store when driving a car with them air bags. Those bags can be crippling if one is not held back with belts, they shoot at you!
Oh, and watch your hand across the steering wheel!!!
30 posted on 04/18/2007 6:27:34 AM PDT by Leo Carpathian (ffffFReeeePeee!)
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To: Lurking in Kansas

That’s as futile as rewriting the laws of economics (not that that’ll stop ‘em from trying)


31 posted on 04/18/2007 6:31:56 AM PDT by DManA
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To: pnh102
Few things irritate me more than government officials, especially those in a position to impose laws up on us, openly and proudly flouting the same laws. Officials who do such things should have to endure at least 10x the punishment that us peons should have to endure if we are caught breaking the law.

It looks like God, acting through the laws of physics, did impose that richly deserved penalty on him. A little justice, every so often, feels sooo good.

32 posted on 04/18/2007 6:38:24 AM PDT by libstripper
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To: TonyRo76
According to another story that's on FOX today, Corzine's vehicle was going approximately 90 mph!

That's only about 10 MPH faster than average traffic on the NJ Turnpike or GS Parkway, if the traffic density is low enough to allow for it.

33 posted on 04/18/2007 6:40:16 AM PDT by kevkrom (Al Gore is to Global Warming as L. Ron Hubbard is to Scientology)
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To: libstripper

Ths implies directly that Corzine was ticketed for lack of selt belt compliance. Was he really? Is that true?? or is the AP deliberately making a false implication when in fact the Gov. was not issued a ticket?


34 posted on 04/18/2007 6:45:55 AM PDT by rod1 (uake)
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To: libstripper
The NJ Democratik apparatchiks are already in full spin. mode....and the MSM will play the game on the governor's side also.

The hapless trooper is already being blamed. Then it will be the "flimsy" vehicle. Then it will be President Bush....oh, wait, some media-type has already done that.

Luckily for her, the aide-ette who was in the back seat isn't named Mame.

Leni

35 posted on 04/18/2007 6:48:54 AM PDT by MinuteGal (Bahama Mama planning FReeper vacation week. Not a cruise. It's "FReeps Ashore!" Stay tuned!)
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To: metmom
wouldn't say why state police assigned to protect the governor didn't insist Corzine obey the seat belt law.

I guess there really is not much point in pointing out that the state police officer in question did not want to lose his job by telling the governor to buckle up. :)
36 posted on 04/18/2007 6:56:00 AM PDT by P-40 (Al Qaeda was working in Iraq. They were just undocumented.)
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To: DManA
That’s as futile as rewriting the laws of economics (not that that’ll stop ‘em from trying)

Exactly my point. That is the mind set of liberals. Their answer to everything, write a new law. Don't let logic, reason, or laws of nature get in the way.

37 posted on 04/18/2007 7:10:57 AM PDT by Lurking in Kansas (Nothing witty here... move on.)
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To: libstripper
Corzine on his way to meet Imus.


38 posted on 04/18/2007 7:12:49 AM PDT by VeniVidiVici (Encourage illegal immigration! Maybe you too can be hit and killed by a drunk driver!)
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To: Barney Gumble

Because he’s a conceited, arrogant ass.


39 posted on 04/18/2007 7:53:53 AM PDT by jagusafr (The proof that we are rightly related to God is that we do our best whether we feel inspired or not")
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To: libstripper

“Some pigs are more equal than others...”


40 posted on 04/18/2007 7:57:13 AM PDT by Sicon
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To: tcostell
a campaign to rid NJ politics of corruption

As a resident of NJ, I can tell you that unfortunately, not much short of a nuclear bomb big enough to level the state could rid NJ politics of corruption.

41 posted on 04/18/2007 7:58:55 AM PDT by Sicon
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To: Leo Carpathian

“The CorzineCrushDummy demonstrated how not wearing seat belts can make dummy subject to thrust from the air bag and subsequent flight towards the back and cargo space, with broken ribs, spine and legs.”

Sounds like this fellow would have been better off wearing his seatbelt and having the air bags disabled.


42 posted on 04/18/2007 7:59:20 AM PDT by Western Phil
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To: Lurking in Kansas
Corzine is a Bucklehead!

No, he is an unbuckledhead!

With respect to you both, I think he's a "NoBuckleHead."

43 posted on 04/18/2007 8:01:47 AM PDT by BFM (CLINTON is and always will be a rapist. Never forget!)
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To: libstripper
I don't know which I like better...

Crash Test Dummy Corzine ... or Governor Corvair - Unsafe at Any Speed.

44 posted on 04/18/2007 8:03:31 AM PDT by I'mPeach
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To: libstripper

Seat Belt Laws, like speed limits are for the Plebs.....


45 posted on 04/18/2007 8:14:12 AM PDT by Kozak (Anti Shahada: " There is no God named Allah, and Muhammed is his False Prophet")
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To: jackieaxe

No doubt he’ll get a ticket. But the folks here seem to want to tape it to his respirator tube. That’s a bit harsh.

He’s learned his lesson, the hard way. Is there *anyone* here who has always worn a belt, and observed the speed limit? Will you in the future?


46 posted on 04/18/2007 8:32:20 AM PDT by GodBox (Casting the first stone)
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To: libstripper

What OTHER laws did Corzine skirt?


47 posted on 04/18/2007 8:34:09 AM PDT by Suzy Quzy (Hillary '08...Her Phoniness is Genuine!!!)
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To: Western Phil
Sounds like this fellow would have been better off wearing his seatbelt and having the air bags disabled.

There were problems one time with air bags firing up for no reason. Some people pull out air bag fuse to disable them and rely on belts. The better alternative is the four point safety belts, like in the aircraft and race cars. Nice uniform distribution of load across the upper body and positive retention (except head clonk).
There are stories of people being hurt more by the air bags than actual collision.

48 posted on 04/18/2007 8:37:26 AM PDT by Leo Carpathian (ffffFReeeePeee!)
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To: libstripper

Laws are for the masses, not their ruling elites.


49 posted on 04/18/2007 8:42:37 AM PDT by sionnsar (trad-anglican.faithweb.com |Iran Azadi| 5yst3m 0wn3d - it's N0t Y0ur5 (SONY) | UN: Useless Nations)
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To: Suzy Quzy
What OTHER laws did Corzine skirt?

Probably quite a few, but the laws of physics caught him.

50 posted on 04/18/2007 9:12:42 AM PDT by libstripper
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