Frank Lautenberg Dead: New Jersey Senator Dies At 89

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    Jun 03, 2013 1:48 PM GMT
    Breaking news:

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/06/03/frank-lautenberg-dead-dies_n_3377916.html
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    Jun 03, 2013 2:23 PM GMT
    More:
    http://dailycaller.com/2013/06/03/sen-frank-lautenberg-dies-at-89/
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    Jun 03, 2013 4:06 PM GMT
    Aristoshark saidSad. Now Christie will replace him with some Tea Party asshole.


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    Jun 03, 2013 4:24 PM GMT
    He already announced he would not run again in 2014. Cory Booker, mayor of Newark, passed up a shot at Christie to announce for more secure NJ Senate seat in 2014.
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    Jun 03, 2013 5:10 PM GMT
    freedomisntfree said
    Aristoshark saidSad. Now Christie will replace him with some Tea Party asshole.


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    Don't jump to conclusions. Christie isn't a tea party type. And it's about time someone younger gets in, I hate when the ancients keep working decades beyond retirement age because they won't give up power or money. My opinion applies to politicians of both parties, and workers all the way down to the average Joe. How long do these people think they're gonna live? Then again, a senator doesn't do much except be taken out to fancy dinners by lobbyists.....
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    Jun 03, 2013 5:20 PM GMT
    Blakes7 said
    freedomisntfree said
    Aristoshark saidSad. Now Christie will replace him with some Tea Party asshole.


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    Don't jump to conclusions. Christie isn't a tea party type. And it's about time someone younger gets in, I hate when the ancients keep working decades beyond retirement age because they won't give up power or money. My opinion applies to politicians of both parties, and workers all the way down to the average Joe. How long do these people think they're gonna live? Then again, a senator doesn't do much except be taken out to fancy dinners by lobbyists.....


    Perhaps Joe Kyrillos (State Senator) who ran for Senate but lost to Menendez in Nov.
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    Jun 03, 2013 8:02 PM GMT
    NJDewd said
    Blakes7 said
    freedomisntfree said
    Aristoshark saidSad. Now Christie will replace him with some Tea Party asshole.


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    Don't jump to conclusions. Christie isn't a tea party type. And it's about time someone younger gets in, I hate when the ancients keep working decades beyond retirement age because they won't give up power or money. My opinion applies to politicians of both parties, and workers all the way down to the average Joe. How long do these people think they're gonna live? Then again, a senator doesn't do much except be taken out to fancy dinners by lobbyists.....


    Perhaps Joe Kyrillos (State Senator) who ran for Senate but lost to Menendez in Nov.


    Heh - or Geraldo apparently?
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    Jun 03, 2013 8:31 PM GMT
    Blakes7 said
    freedomisntfree said
    Aristoshark saidSad. Now Christie will replace him with some Tea Party asshole.


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    Don't jump to conclusions. Christie isn't a tea party type. And it's about time someone younger gets in, I hate when the ancients keep working decades beyond retirement age because they won't give up power or money. My opinion applies to politicians of both parties, and workers all the way down to the average Joe. How long do these people think they're gonna live? Then again, a senator doesn't do much except be taken out to fancy dinners by lobbyists.....


    I hate to say this, but I have a hunch that Christie will appoint a democrat to the seat.
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    Jun 03, 2013 10:31 PM GMT
    riddler78 said
    NJDewd said
    Blakes7 said
    freedomisntfree said
    Aristoshark saidSad. Now Christie will replace him with some Tea Party asshole.


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    Don't jump to conclusions. Christie isn't a tea party type. And it's about time someone younger gets in, I hate when the ancients keep working decades beyond retirement age because they won't give up power or money. My opinion applies to politicians of both parties, and workers all the way down to the average Joe. How long do these people think they're gonna live? Then again, a senator doesn't do much except be taken out to fancy dinners by lobbyists.....


    Perhaps Joe Kyrillos (State Senator) who ran for Senate but lost to Menendez in Nov.


    Heh - or Geraldo apparently?


    No way! I guarantee it!
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    Jun 03, 2013 10:32 PM GMT
    freedomisntfree said
    Blakes7 said
    freedomisntfree said
    Aristoshark saidSad. Now Christie will replace him with some Tea Party asshole.


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    Don't jump to conclusions. Christie isn't a tea party type. And it's about time someone younger gets in, I hate when the ancients keep working decades beyond retirement age because they won't give up power or money. My opinion applies to politicians of both parties, and workers all the way down to the average Joe. How long do these people think they're gonna live? Then again, a senator doesn't do much except be taken out to fancy dinners by lobbyists.....


    I hate to say this, but I have a hunch that Christie will appoint a democrat to the seat.


    Wow - that would be incredible but most harmful if he has any ideas for 2016. If he does I hope it is Rep. Frank Pallone!!
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    Jun 03, 2013 11:21 PM GMT
    NJDewd said
    freedomisntfree said
    Blakes7 said
    freedomisntfree said
    Aristoshark saidSad. Now Christie will replace him with some Tea Party asshole.


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    Don't jump to conclusions. Christie isn't a tea party type. And it's about time someone younger gets in, I hate when the ancients keep working decades beyond retirement age because they won't give up power or money. My opinion applies to politicians of both parties, and workers all the way down to the average Joe. How long do these people think they're gonna live? Then again, a senator doesn't do much except be taken out to fancy dinners by lobbyists.....


    I hate to say this, but I have a hunch that Christie will appoint a democrat to the seat.


    Wow - that would be incredible but most harmful if he has any ideas for 2016. If he does I hope it is Rep. Frank Pallone!!


    Obama won by what .... 19 points in NJ? Those are solidly democrat senate seats and have been for a very long time. I actually think he should seriously consider appointing a democrat to that seat.

    Oh gawd, did I just write that?
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    Jun 03, 2013 11:45 PM GMT
    I think there is some possibility that Chris Christie could seat a Democrat.

    When Chris Christie explained to Piers Morgan why he vetoed gay marriage he said," Let's put it on the ballot, and let's let people decide. And if the people of New Jersey – as some of the same-sex marriage advocates suggest the polls indicate – are in favor of it, then my position would not be the winning position. But I'm willing to take that risk, because I trust the people of the state."

    Therefore, if the people of the State wanted a Democrat senator as they demonstrated, it does make sense to appoint one.
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    Jun 03, 2013 11:57 PM GMT
    freedomisntfree said
    NJDewd said
    freedomisntfree said
    Blakes7 said
    freedomisntfree said
    Aristoshark saidSad. Now Christie will replace him with some Tea Party asshole.


    good



    Don't jump to conclusions. Christie isn't a tea party type. And it's about time someone younger gets in, I hate when the ancients keep working decades beyond retirement age because they won't give up power or money. My opinion applies to politicians of both parties, and workers all the way down to the average Joe. How long do these people think they're gonna live? Then again, a senator doesn't do much except be taken out to fancy dinners by lobbyists.....


    I hate to say this, but I have a hunch that Christie will appoint a democrat to the seat.


    Wow - that would be incredible but most harmful if he has any ideas for 2016. If he does I hope it is Rep. Frank Pallone!!


    Obama won by what .... 19 points in NJ? Those are solidly democrat senate seats and have been for a very long time. I actually think he should seriously consider appointing a democrat to that seat.

    Oh gawd, did I just write that?


    It would be the fair thing to do.
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    Jun 04, 2013 1:48 AM GMT
    Jasonfest saidI think there is some possibility that Chris Christie could seat a Democrat.

    When Chris Christie explained to Piers Morgan why he vetoed gay marriage he said," Let's put it on the ballot, and let's let people decide. And if the people of New Jersey – as some of the same-sex marriage advocates suggest the polls indicate – are in favor of it, then my position would not be the winning position. But I'm willing to take that risk, because I trust the people of the state."

    Therefore, if the people of the State wanted a Democrat senator as they demonstrated, it does make sense to appoint one.


    I think that's what it will come down to. It's been since 1972 since they elected a GOPer for senate
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    Jun 04, 2013 1:53 AM GMT
    I think Christie enjoys being unpredictable, so we will just gave to wait and see.

    Doesn't anyone agree that Lautenberg and other dinosaurs should retire BEFORE they die?
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    Jun 04, 2013 3:37 AM GMT
    Blakes7 saidI think Christie enjoys being unpredictable, so we will just gave to wait and see.

    Doesn't anyone agree that Lautenberg and other dinosaurs should retire BEFORE they die?


    Quoted for truth...

    And I love that RINO Christie is being put in this no win situation that will surely hurt 2016 chances
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    Jun 04, 2013 3:59 AM GMT
    Lautenberg accomplished quite a bit for "our community" according to Troy Stevenson, Chair of Garden State Equality:

    • Co-Author of the original Ryan White Act
    • Fought to keep ENDA fully inclusive
    • Helped get DADT repealed
    • Among the first in the senate to endorse marriage equality


    Sen. Lautenberg "gave a voice to the LGBT community when we didn't have one. A great deal of the progress made by our community, our state, and our nation is the direct result of Senator Lautenberg's vision of true equality for all." Stevenson said in a statement today.

    While I generally agree with what others said about not serving into geriatric years, Sen. Lautenberg was remarkably progressive and continued to get quite a bit done.
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    Jun 04, 2013 4:23 AM GMT
    NJShiftyJK saidLautenberg accomplished quite a bit for "our community" according to Troy Stevenson, Chair of Garden State Equality:

    • Co-Author of the original Ryan White Act
    • Fought to keep ENDA fully inclusive
    • Helped get DADT repealed
    • Among the first in the senate to endorse marriage equality


    Sen. Lautenberg "gave a voice to the LGBT community when we didn't have one. A great deal of the progress made by our community, our state, and our nation is the direct result of Senator Lautenberg's vision of true equality for all." Stevenson said in a statement today.

    While I generally agree with what others said about not serving into geriatric years, Sen. Lautenberg was remarkably progressive and continued to get quite a bit done.


    How 'bout for the American community?
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    Blakes7 saidI think Christie enjoys being unpredictable, so we will just gave to wait and see.

    Doesn't anyone agree that Lautenberg and other dinosaurs should retire BEFORE they die?


    Quoted for truth...

    And I love that RINO Christie is being put in this no win situation that will surely hurt 2016 chances


    Agree, but didn't exactly choose the date of death for Sen. Lautenberg.
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    NJShiftyJK saidLautenberg accomplished quite a bit for "our community" according to Troy Stevenson, Chair of Garden State Equality:

    • Co-Author of the original Ryan White Act
    • Fought to keep ENDA fully inclusive
    • Helped get DADT repealed
    • Among the first in the senate to endorse marriage equality


    Sen. Lautenberg "gave a voice to the LGBT community when we didn't have one. A great deal of the progress made by our community, our state, and our nation is the direct result of Senator Lautenberg's vision of true equality for all." Stevenson said in a statement today.

    While I generally agree with what others said about not serving into geriatric years, Sen. Lautenberg was remarkably progressive and continued to get quite a bit done.


    How 'bout for the American community?


    Mr. Stevenson represents the strongest LGBT advocacy organization in the state, so it is natural that he would frame a press release for his own constituents. Senator Lautenberg's focus was far wider.

    • Served in WW2
    • Standardized drinking/driving laws to eliminate "blood states"
    • Got smoking banned from airliners and Federal offices
    • Fought to keep Amtrak funded, and tried to get the NEC tunnel built, but ultimately lost that one to Mr. Christie. While I agreed with the Governor that the particular design, which would have ended far below Macy's, a block from the existing station, was stupid, a compromised should have been reached instead of absconding with the Federal project money. A tunnel needs to be built, and the longer we wait, the more it will cost.


    I would think you would have some admiration for someone who was born poor and made something of himself. Prior to running for the Senate he was one of the first employees of ADP and rose to eventually lead the company. Bootstraps and all that.

    I think Christie is an interesting character who likes to keep folks, including his own party, guessing. I disagree with him on many things but I appreciate the fact that he doesn't just parrot the party line. He is very forward-thinking on drug policy and recently spent time with former governor McGreevey at a program for female drug inmates which has one of the lowest repeat offender rates in the country. Volunteering with this program is how McGreevey spends most of his time. When a reporter asked Christie if he was worried about being seen with McGreevey his reply was that he believes McGreevey belongs "in the club" of folks who have served as NJ's governor and that he reached out to him shortly after being elected.

    Christie and McGreevey talk treatment at Hudson County jail
    The Star-Ledger
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    Jun 04, 2013 1:36 PM GMT
    This is a lose lose situation for Christie. This is one of those situations where the republican party has disgusted me.

    "You were cooperative with President Obama", "We shall shun you now"

    I commend Governor Christie and he is one of the few politicians that actually represents the people of his state.

    Working in a blue state and being able to get things done shows what a great leader he is, but conservatives would rather elect someone who can just say no.

    Bipartisanship is great, but sadly the parties don't think like that anymore.
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    Jun 04, 2013 1:38 PM GMT
    Good riddance to bad rubbish. He was a total asshole who got into office with chicanery. He ran dirty low campaigns. Hope he's enjoying hell.
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    Jun 04, 2013 2:02 PM GMT
    Blakes7 saidI think Christie enjoys being unpredictable, so we will just gave to wait and see.

    Doesn't anyone agree that Lautenberg and other dinosaurs should retire BEFORE they die?

    To be fair, he did say he was retiring after this term expired. So
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    NJShiftyJK saidLautenberg accomplished quite a bit for "our community" according to Troy Stevenson, Chair of Garden State Equality:

    • Co-Author of the original Ryan White Act
    • Fought to keep ENDA fully inclusive
    • Helped get DADT repealed
    • Among the first in the senate to endorse marriage equality


    Sen. Lautenberg "gave a voice to the LGBT community when we didn't have one. A great deal of the progress made by our community, our state, and our nation is the direct result of Senator Lautenberg's vision of true equality for all." Stevenson said in a statement today.

    While I generally agree with what others said about not serving into geriatric years, Sen. Lautenberg was remarkably progressive and continued to get quite a bit done.


    How 'bout for the American community?


    Mr. Stevenson represents the strongest LGBT advocacy organization in the state, so it is natural that he would frame a press release for his own constituents. Senator Lautenberg's focus was far wider.

    • Served in WW2
    • Standardized drinking/driving laws to eliminate "blood states"
    • Got smoking banned from airliners and Federal offices
    • Fought to keep Amtrak funded, and tried to get the NEC tunnel built, but ultimately lost that one to Mr. Christie. While I agreed with the Governor that the particular design, which would have ended far below Macy's, a block from the existing station, was stupid, a compromised should have been reached instead of absconding with the Federal project money. A tunnel needs to be built, and the longer we wait, the more it will cost.


    I would think you would have some admiration for someone who was born poor and made something of himself. Prior to running for the Senate he was one of the first employees of ADP and rose to eventually lead the company. Bootstraps and all that.

    I think Christie is an interesting character who likes to keep folks, including his own party, guessing. I disagree with him on many things but I appreciate the fact that he doesn't just parrot the party line. He is very forward-thinking on drug policy and recently spent time with former governor McGreevey at a program for female drug inmates which has one of the lowest repeat offender rates in the country. Volunteering with this program is how McGreevey spends most of his time. When a reporter asked Christie if he was worried about being seen with McGreevey his reply was that he believes McGreevey belongs "in the club" of folks who have served as NJ's governor and that he reached out to him shortly after being elected.

    Christie and McGreevey talk treatment at Hudson County jail
    The Star-Ledger


    "I would think you would have some admiration for someone who was born poor and made something of himself"

    And when did I say I didn't?
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    Jun 04, 2013 2:27 PM GMT
    No one makes something of themselves just by themselves. It's a fabricated myth.