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The State of Gov. Christie's State

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Governor Chris Christie postponed New Jersey's State of the State address, but WNYC reporter Bob Hennelly and New Jersey News Service managing editor Nancy Solomon will round up New Jersey's political news.

Guests:

Bob Hennelly and Nancy Solomon

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Comments [9]

I thought Christie meant a butt-whooping was going to "go down." That there'll be a throw-down. Or a raucous fund-raising party will be going down. Not that anyone was "going down", to imply the lewd meaning ascribed to him.

Anyway, it doesn't make sense because for a party or a fight to "go down" indicates that a fight is happening. An event is happening.

When jobs go down, it's a numerical decrease. A number is decreasing.

The lewd interpretation is a physical act. A person is lowering his or her body, closer to the floor.

Was an event happening? YES.
Were numbers decreasing? NO. The contrary, b/c money was being raised.
Were people getting closer to the floor? NO.

Or is it common for Christie to trade in sexually-suggestive mixed metaphors?

Jan. 12 2012 11:09 AM
Edward from NJ

Seriously, I don't understand the debate over what "go down" meant. Look at the context...

Protester: Christie kills jobs!
Christie: Really? Something may go down tonight but it's not going to be jobs, sweetheart.

Clearly, "go down" refers back to "kill". This is still *not a good thing* and nothing to be proud of on the governor's part.

Jan. 12 2012 10:55 AM
Max from Northern NJ

Brian,

From "The Free Dictionary":

go down
[ . . . ]
5. Slang To occur; happen: "a collection of memorable pieces about the general craziness that was going down in those days" (James Atlas).

Jan. 12 2012 10:46 AM
Chriss from Montclair

Please.

The "woman" in question rudely interrupted him at a public event.

Once you do that, you're lucking all you get called is sweetheart.

Jan. 12 2012 10:44 AM
john from office

Brian, would you make fun of a black candidate, why is ok to make fun of the fat guy. Why is it ok to make fun of the gov for being fat?? What if he were gay, would you make fun then??

Jan. 12 2012 10:44 AM
h l

Something's wrong with the lehrer show page. Clicking on it from home page takes me to http://www.metroshownyc.com/ads/nypubradio/

Jan. 12 2012 10:42 AM
Brian from Hoboken

Can we stop with the "inequity"? I live in Hoboken, an Abbott district. We get a boatload of money thrown at the BOE in Hoboken and spend $24,000 per pupil!!! The results of all of this additional funds? Garbage. The schools still stink and instead we have secretaries making $125,000 and we have one of the highest student to BOE employee ratios in the state. There are so many "aides" on te payroll. Get rid of some of the adminstrators and give some extra pay to the good teachers.
The teacher union in NJ looks out for itself and that is it. Huge changes need to be made before we throw more good money after bad in these Abbott districts.

Jan. 12 2012 10:41 AM
David from Edison

I would be curious as to your guests' opinion on S1 being introduced to allow marriage equality in NJ. What is the purpose? To push Christie and to show his true colors? Is there a chance that the bill is veto-proof?

Jan. 12 2012 10:38 AM
h l from bkln

A little sensitivity nancy, 'dropped dead across the hall'?

Jan. 12 2012 10:37 AM

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