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US Sen. Frank Lautenberg dies at 89
North NJ com ^ | BY HERB JACKSON

Posted on 06/03/2013 6:46:37 AM PDT by Perdogg

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To: Hoodat
illegally“Torched”

Of course, now you repeat yourself

151 posted on 06/03/2013 8:02:33 AM PDT by C210N (When people fear government there is tyranny; when government fears people there is liberty)
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To: abclily

He had cancer ,so I doubt that his death was peaceful.


152 posted on 06/03/2013 8:02:54 AM PDT by COUNTrecount (There's no there there.)
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To: Blood of Tyrants
You can bet that RINO Christie won’t appoint a conservative and there is better than even chance he won’t even appoint Republican.

Are there ANY conservatives in NJ ??? All NJers I know are sheeplest of the sheeple.

153 posted on 06/03/2013 8:03:06 AM PDT by bkopto (Obama and Biden are merely symptoms of a more profound, systemic disease in American body politic.)
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To: Perdogg

Good riddance.


154 posted on 06/03/2013 8:03:07 AM PDT by Jed Eckert (Wolverines!!)
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To: Fresh Wind

>> “Too bad he didn’t get a chance to enjoy his well deserved retirement.” <<

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He’ll get it, in a place designed for his kind.


155 posted on 06/03/2013 8:03:38 AM PDT by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: Perdogg

Out of the depths I cry to You, O Lord; Lord, hear my voice.
Let Your ears be attentive to my voice in supplication.
If You, O Lord, mark iniquities, Lord, who can stand?
But with You is forgiveness, that You may be revered.
I trust in the Lord; my soul trusts in His word.
My soul waits for the Lord more than sentinels wait for the dawn.
More than sentinels wait for the dawn, let Israel wait for the Lord,
For with the Lord is kindness and with Him is plenteous redemption;
And He will redeem Israel from all their iniquities.


156 posted on 06/03/2013 8:12:56 AM PDT by Oratam
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To: Red Badger

The guy was a leftist rat who voted to strip citizens of their rights - a rabid gun control advocate who was very wealthy and could afford armed bodyguards - won’t miss him at all.


157 posted on 06/03/2013 8:14:16 AM PDT by majormaturity
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To: UCANSEE2
So.... how long will he stay in office, and continue to vote ?

LOL, good one!

158 posted on 06/03/2013 8:15:34 AM PDT by demkicker (My passion for freedom is stronger than that of Democrats whose obsession is to enslave me.)
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To: Perdogg

159 posted on 06/03/2013 8:15:40 AM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: from occupied ga

“And not a moment too soon. That worthless SOB was one of the key players in the ongoing destruction of our fundamental rights.”

Ditto for me. No tears shed hear.


160 posted on 06/03/2013 8:15:49 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Perdogg

Rest in peace, Senator. Condolences to your family. You had been on the ballot ever since I turned voting age!


161 posted on 06/03/2013 8:16:48 AM PDT by jughandle
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To: GQuagmire

Thanks for the post. This is Christie’s opportunity to shine or fail. We want a conservative - even if it is NJ!


162 posted on 06/03/2013 8:17:34 AM PDT by demkicker (My passion for freedom is stronger than that of Democrats whose obsession is to enslave me.)
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To: montag813

Who will Crispy Creme appoint? A Muslim Brotherhood stooge? A gay Black Democrat? Think I’m nuts? Well, those were his last two appointments to the NJ Supreme Court!
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His folks are beating the bushes in Trenton and Princeton in an attempt to find a gay, black, democrat member of the Muslim Brotherhood—preferably one with recent IRS experience targeting conservatives.


163 posted on 06/03/2013 8:18:23 AM PDT by House Atreides
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To: Peter W. Kessler
Yes. There is one reliable Republican Conservative in the NJ Delegation: Scott Garrett

My congressman. That would be the greatest appointment Christie could make, but since it would cause the press to stop pretending to like him, Christie will never do it.

It'll be Kean or Whitman if Chritie's just a minor suck ass. If he appoints Cory Booker, I hope he saves his blue mumu with Obama's DNA on it.

164 posted on 06/03/2013 8:19:21 AM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: Borges

1 Dianne Feinstein California June 22, 1933 November 10, 1992 59 years, 141 days 20 years, 205 days 79 years, 346 days Democratic

2 Chuck Grassley Iowa September 17, 1933 January 3, 1981 47 years, 108 days 32 years, 151 days 79 years, 259 days Republican

3 Orrin Hatch Utah March 22, 1934 January 3, 1977 42 years, 287 days 36 years, 151 days 79 years, 73 days Republican

4 Richard Shelby Alabama May 6, 1934 January 3, 1987 52 years, 242 days 26 years, 151 days 79 years, 28 days Republican

WIKI already updated. Here are the four that are 79+


165 posted on 06/03/2013 8:20:58 AM PDT by Ingtar (Everyone complains about the weather, but only Liberals try to legislate it.)
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To: dead

Does anyone think Christie will appoint a Democrat in deference to the party of Frankie Pushing-up-Daisies Lautenberg? I’ll bet he does.


166 posted on 06/03/2013 8:21:43 AM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: Sivad
Respects to the family. Unlike some of our crass friends on the left I will reserve comments.

Me too, nah, ESAD, oh he's already dead...good.

167 posted on 06/03/2013 8:21:43 AM PDT by USS Alaska (Nuke the terrorist savages, start today.)
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To: bkopto

Congressman Scott Garrett of NJ is one of the most solid conservatives in congress.


168 posted on 06/03/2013 8:23:59 AM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: 9YearLurker

The return of Christie Whitman?
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Oh puhleezzz NO. Gag me with a spoon.


169 posted on 06/03/2013 8:24:41 AM PDT by House Atreides
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To: xkaydet65

I don’t vote for people that appoint democrats to open senate seats.


170 posted on 06/03/2013 8:25:49 AM PDT by novemberslady
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To: Timber Rattler

Oh sure...I agree.


171 posted on 06/03/2013 8:27:57 AM PDT by servantboy777
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To: Spartan79
Look for him to appoint Cory Booker.

All together now ... "Senator Bruce Springsteen".

172 posted on 06/03/2013 8:33:30 AM PDT by Colonel_Flagg (Blather. Reince. Repeat.)
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To: Prospero

It’s no need to be angry at Lautenberg; reserve your fire for the people of NJ, his uninformed long-time enablers.


173 posted on 06/03/2013 8:37:46 AM PDT by Theodore R. ("Hey, the American people must all be crazy out there!")
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To: gortklattu

wonder why he didn’t take the shot?

my medicare bugged me and bugged me till I got it


174 posted on 06/03/2013 8:40:05 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 .....Obama Denies Role in Government)
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To: Perdogg

One Question....have you ever seen a Democrat Governor appoint a Republican or conservatiive when a Pubbie passes on? Answer...never!!! we got a chance to pickup two “R” Senators right now....in NJ and MA. However.....I doubt it!!! Christie will satisfy Obama, not his country!!! I sincerely hope I am dead wrong!!!


175 posted on 06/03/2013 8:41:31 AM PDT by JLAGRAYFOX ( My only objective is to defeat and destroy Obama & his Democrat Party, politically!!!)
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To: PapaBear3625

The governor makes the appointment; there is no role for the NJ legislature, another poor political entity.


176 posted on 06/03/2013 8:43:12 AM PDT by Theodore R. ("Hey, the American people must all be crazy out there!")
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To: JLAGRAYFOX

Christie will satisfy himself, THAT will prevent a conservative from being chosen!


177 posted on 06/03/2013 8:45:19 AM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: depressed in 06

“If he does not appoint a reliable Republican, he can kiss his Presidential aspirations good bye.”

That’s not the way he’s going to see it, of course. NJ is only slightly more conservative that Washington State.

Nothing with any grit is going to occupy public office, anywhere, for some period of time.


178 posted on 06/03/2013 8:45:33 AM PDT by RinaseaofDs
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To: DCBryan1

Good riddance to a pro-baby murdering, commie, gun grabber. No telling how many babies and women were killed because of his progressivism.


Right on!

And he was dedicated to the end. He never gave it a rest.


179 posted on 06/03/2013 8:48:42 AM PDT by laplata (Liberals don't get it. Their minds have been stolen.)
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To: montag813

I guess he’ll just have to decide which party he’s going to run for president with before he appoints the replacement.


180 posted on 06/03/2013 8:48:43 AM PDT by Sal (Pres and DOS watched our people get raped + murdered in REAL TIME-did nothing and don't care!)
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To: Perdogg; Impy; fieldmarshaldj; BillyBoy; GOPsterinMA

I just realized who would be the perfect Senate appointment for Christie: Rabbi Schmuley Boteach. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rabbi_Shmuley_Boteach Added bonus: Boteach is very good friends with Cory Booker, and the two have worked together on a few things, so perhaps Booker will forgo running in the special election if it’s against Boteach.


181 posted on 06/03/2013 8:51:32 AM PDT by AuH2ORepublican (If a politician won't protect innocent babies, what makes you think that he'll defend your rights?)
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To: Perdogg
Even if only temporary, Christie should appoint a Republican (preferably a Conservative, but let's be real, this is NJ - remember how Christine Todd Whitman was supposed to be a Conservative?)

It won't make up for the way Lautenberg made it to the Senate on his 2nd go-round -- Toricelli -- or the other Senatorial elections that were stolen -- Franken, et al -- but it'd be a small consolation to this resident of the Garden State.

182 posted on 06/03/2013 8:51:32 AM PDT by mellow velo (Oxymorons: jumbo shrimp, rap music, liberal think-tank)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

No one has ever tried, and such appointment would be, in my view at least, unconstitutional (the U.S. Senate would get to decide the question). What several governors have done, and Christie would do if he wasn’t on his way to a landslide reelection as governor, would be to step down as governor and have the Lt. Gov. become governor and appoint her old boss to the Senate.


183 posted on 06/03/2013 8:54:43 AM PDT by AuH2ORepublican (If a politician won't protect innocent babies, what makes you think that he'll defend your rights?)
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To: Sal

This lautenberg mess was very destructive to our Freedoms. he was relentless in pursuing his distorted view of America. While it is unfortunate that anyone dies, his death makes Constitutional Free America more safe.


184 posted on 06/03/2013 8:55:33 AM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: AuH2ORepublican; Perdogg; Impy; fieldmarshaldj; BillyBoy

Nice!


185 posted on 06/03/2013 8:57:45 AM PDT by GOPsterinMA (Time to musk up.)
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To: Perdogg
Now we know why Obama walked the boardwalk with RINO Christy last week ... they were cutting a deal on Lautenberg's replacement

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186 posted on 06/03/2013 9:04:52 AM PDT by Elle Bee
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To: Perdogg
Sen. Frank Lautenberg always reminded me of a Brontosaurus — the 80-foot lizard that had a fat body, stumpy legs, a long tail, and a giraffe-like neck. The Bronto was a rather passive creature that spent its days munching on plants and being dinner for carnivores like the T-rex. For all its massive size and bulk, the Bronto was blessed with the brain of a walnut. A Bronto could be disemboweled by a predator T-rex and it took the creatures brain 15 minutes to know it was dead.

Why Lautenberg came out of retirement to replace “Torch” Torricelli is a puzzle. His second career in the Senate was marked by ill health and the associated problems of old age. He was also responsible for horrible votes that still impact the country in many ways. He won't be missed. Maybe Christie will do better with the appointment, but it's hard to pick a replacement as bad as Frank Lautenberg.

187 posted on 06/03/2013 9:05:36 AM PDT by MasterGunner01
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To: Perdogg

RIP.


188 posted on 06/03/2013 9:06:56 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: AuH2ORepublican

The election will be this November, when Christie is on the ballot...realistically, he could drag whomever he appoints to a win..


189 posted on 06/03/2013 9:07:23 AM PDT by ken5050 (Due to all the WH scandals, MSNBC is changing its slogan from "Lean Forward" to "BOHICA")
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To: Perdogg
RIP.
190 posted on 06/03/2013 9:15:32 AM PDT by Drawn7979
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To: Darren McCarty

Ditto.


191 posted on 06/03/2013 9:17:03 AM PDT by Red in Blue PA (When Injustice becomes Law, Resistance Becomes Duty.-Thomas Jefferson)
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To: EGPWS
Christie will satisfy himself

Thank you for needing eye and mind bleach with that Jocelyn Elders moment..

192 posted on 06/03/2013 9:17:52 AM PDT by taildragger (( Tighten the 5 point harness and brace for Impact Freepers, ya know it's coming..... ))
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To: Sal
I guess he’ll just have to decide which party he’s going to run for president with before he appoints the replacement.

Good point. Christie CANNOT remain a Republican and survive.

193 posted on 06/03/2013 9:19:31 AM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: ken5050

Well, as I quipped to a friend of mine, I’m not sure if his coattails will be as large as his coat. I think that Booker would start off as at least a slight favorite, even with Christie winning a landslide atop the ticket. But maybe Booker won’t run against his good friend Rabbi Shmuley.


194 posted on 06/03/2013 9:19:43 AM PDT by AuH2ORepublican (If a politician won't protect innocent babies, what makes you think that he'll defend your rights?)
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To: fwdude

“Christie CANNOT remain a Republican and survive.”


If Christie names a Republican here and moves a little to the right in his second term as governor, he would certainly have a chance at the GOP presidential nomination: heck, he’d be far more conservative than either of the two most recent GOP presidential nominees. Just because we’d prefer someone more conservative doesn’t mean that his candidacy would be a non-starter.

But what would be a non-starter is Christie running as a Democrat for president. Christie is pro-life, and cut grants to pro-abortion groups; he’s pro-marriage, and stopped a same-sex-marriage bill from becoming law in NJ; and he’s the bete noir of public-sector unions. There’s no possible way that Chris Christie could win the Democrat presidential nomination in 2016—I mean, you’re talking about a party whose base thinks that Hillary Clinton is “too conservative.”


195 posted on 06/03/2013 9:27:09 AM PDT by AuH2ORepublican (If a politician won't protect innocent babies, what makes you think that he'll defend your rights?)
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To: Perdogg

We are currently in a struggle to keep America from falling into the grips of a left-wing ideology that will impact freedom for every future generation.. Frank Lautenberg was the enemy in every sense of the word.

And please don’t start with the “it’s common decency” yammering.


196 posted on 06/03/2013 9:27:47 AM PDT by BO Stinkss ( I'd rather die on my feet than live on my knees)
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To: Perdogg

Good


197 posted on 06/03/2013 9:29:35 AM PDT by reaganaut (Kyrie eleison...Christe eleison...Kyrie eleison)
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To: fwdude

I think that’s the most likely path he’ll take but there still exists the possibility of him appointing at least a RINO as he needs to set up his future fake Republican Presidential run. That could shift what we think will happen as his supporters can then then try to claim “see, he is a Republican.”

Only bright spot it will be hard for them to find a replacement who is just as or more leftist than Lautenberg.


198 posted on 06/03/2013 9:30:04 AM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult (Liberals make unrealistic demands on reality and reality doesn't oblige them.)
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To: Prospero

I like Klingon better, they at least have honor and like weapons.


199 posted on 06/03/2013 9:30:27 AM PDT by reaganaut (Kyrie eleison...Christe eleison...Kyrie eleison)
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To: AuH2ORepublican
...he’s pro-marriage, and stopped a same-sex-marriage bill from becoming law in NJ

That was before his love affair with Obama the Sodomite. Watch Christie change his stance on this issue, just like Schwarzenegger.

Christie is for de facto same-sex "marriage" in the form of civil unions. He has stated, in very threatening terms after he vetoed the marriage bill, that he would come down hard on anyone NOT treating same-sex couples as married.

There is no substantive difference between these legally binding, legally obligative, laws and real marriage. Civil unions used to imply some of the legal rights of married people; for the past several years it has by default meant ALL the legal rights and incidences of real marriage.

So, Christie is actually in favor of fake "marriage."

200 posted on 06/03/2013 9:39:36 AM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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