Tag Archives: Chris Christie

January Outrage-o-meter: Richard Sherman and Chris Christie stir the pot

From Duck Dynasty to Chick-Fil-A, being offended has become a national pastime. It’s much easier to shut our eyes and plug our ears than it is to face the problems being brought up. So I present to you the first part of Whim’s 2014 outrage timeline where we’ll document every event that caused someone, somewhere, to overreact and do an analysis of who overreacted, and whether it was justifiable.
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Why We Can’t Have Nice Things: Chris Christie

Our favorite governor from New Jersey, Chris Christie, has expressed interest in running for president in the past. He’s been the butt of jokes from several late-night comedians due to his weight issue. He’s also been blasted by his party for working with Obama during Hurricane Sandy. However, Christie has proven to be a member of a dying breed of rational conservatives who are resistant to the heavy polarization on each side — and have the potential to swing liberal voters back to the right, myself included. Continue reading Why We Can’t Have Nice Things: Chris Christie

Price gouging: Heartless or helpful?

In the wake of natural disasters like hurricanes, earthquakes and tornadoes, supply chains are often disrupted, keeping adequate levels of essential items like batteries, water, generators and gasoline from reaching those affected. After “Superstorm Sandy,” this is the case for New Jersey, where there are reports of rising prices on these essential items. Chris Christie, the governor of New Jersey, warned businesses about the repercussions of engaging in such activities and vowed to take decisive legal action against those engaging in such practices. Continue reading Price gouging: Heartless or helpful?