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Old 2012-04-13, 9:43 AM   #1
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Question Cory Booker, are you the Batman?

We demand answers, mayor Booker.

http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2012/04/1...s-womans-life/
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Old 2012-04-13, 9:46 AM   #2
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The cynical in me wants to say this is all fake but fuck it....

That's awesome, he's awesome and I love that he "punched thru the kitchen". Great pick me up, thank you Pakx.
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Old 2012-04-13, 9:47 AM   #3
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Old 2012-04-13, 9:50 AM   #4
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Awesome. Dude is a legit hero.
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Old 2012-04-13, 9:54 AM   #5
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This isn't the first time mayor Booker has done something like this either. Last year he and his security detail stopped a robbery.
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Old 2012-04-13, 9:55 AM   #6
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Same mayor who was personally digging people out and delivering supplies when a blizzard hit a couple of years ago. Good to see an elected official whose automatic response seems to be 'what can I, personally, do about this?' and does it on the spot.
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Old 2012-04-13, 9:58 AM   #7
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Same mayor who was personally digging people out and delivering supplies when a blizzard hit a couple of years ago. Good to see an elected official whose automatic response seems to be 'what can I, personally, do about this?' and does it on the spot.
This. The fact that the guy ran into a burning building without even a thought and then instead of losing his shit when he is trapped just punched a hole through the wall is just... wow.
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Old 2012-04-13, 11:35 AM   #8
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Man, its kind of awesome I knew exactly who this was on reading the thread title.

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Old 2012-04-13, 11:41 AM   #9
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I loved this part from the link posted by Narn in the other thread:
http://www.nj.com/news/index.ssf/201...ker_taken.html

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Rodriguez, who had helped others out of the house said when he saw the mayor go in, he thought his career in protection was over.
"Once he went in, I said, 'Oh my goodness, this is it.' " Rodriguez, 39, said.
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Old 2012-04-13, 12:04 PM   #10
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Same mayor who was personally digging people out and delivering supplies when a blizzard hit a couple of years ago. Good to see an elected official whose automatic response seems to be 'what can I, personally, do about this?' and does it on the spot.
Now, you see, this is the type of guy you re-elect, even if you are opposed to every single position he has, because he is actually competent.
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Old 2012-04-13, 12:37 PM   #11
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Now, you see, this is the type of guy you re-elect, even if you are opposed to every single position he has, because he is actually competent.
Um, no. I would not want to elect (for example) an extremely competent hardcore religious fundamentalist, because aside from whatever else they were doing they'd be implementing policies that I object to.

Fortunately, Booker seems to be a pretty solid guy politically as well. A quick search indicates that his focus as mayor has been decreased crime, increased affordable housing, and budget-balancing; that he's taken a pay cut while employing more people at the city level; that he communicates as transparently and directly as he can.
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Fortunately, Booker seems to be a pretty solid guy politically as well. A quick search indicates that his focus as mayor has been decreased crime, increased affordable housing, and budget-balancing; that he's taken a pay cut while employing more people at the city level; that he communicates as transparently and directly as he can.
Yeah, Booker is actually a really great mayor when he's not being Chuck Norris.
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Old 2012-04-13, 1:20 PM   #13
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Booker is frigging awesome. There are two documentaries involving him, and I really liked the one I saw about his first mayoral run, Street Fight. Guy walks his talk at every single opportunity, as far as I can see.
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Old 2012-04-13, 4:07 PM   #14
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I actually remember hearing about him helping dig people out during the "Snowpocalypse" of 2010.

I didnt realize his badassery was common place.
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Wow, some news that actually makes me proud of Jersey.
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Old 2012-04-13, 4:32 PM   #16
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Old 2012-04-14, 1:18 PM   #17
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This dude owns. Booker 2016?
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Old 2012-04-14, 2:47 PM   #18
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Saw this randomly in imgur (can we hotlink from there? Not sure I'm gonna make a link).

Felt à propos.

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Old 2012-04-14, 3:57 PM   #19
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This dude owns. Booker 2016?
He's been really, really consistent in his commitment to Newark, and in his lack of intention to seek higher office. When Obama became president he offered Booker a post as head of the White House Office on Urban Affairs Policy, and Booker refused.
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Old 2012-04-14, 5:02 PM   #20
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I appreciate the heroism and all but as a firefighter what he did is just really really dumb. he is lucky that he didn't become a victim himself, forcing the fire department to look for two people instead of just one.
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Old 2012-04-14, 6:31 PM   #21
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I don't think anyone is saying it's smart. But in this case his actions changed it from from looking for one body to looking for none.
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heroism is always the opposite of smart, biotruths uit (up in this)
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Old 2012-04-15, 2:36 AM   #23
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Whatever, like he would actually tell us if he actually was.
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Old 2012-04-15, 2:42 AM   #24
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Quick, check his parents' pulse.
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Old 2012-04-15, 3:03 AM   #25
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I'm glad there are politicians like this in the world. It seems like so many are dregs.
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