In a stunning lack of self-awareness, Hillary asks “Why is there one standard for me and not for everybody else?”

Uh, maybe because “everybody else” who’s ever mishandled classified information like you did has gone to prison?

Which, alas, isn’t what she was talking about.

Hillary Clinton pushed back on questions over the transcripts of her paid speeches during a televised Democratic town hall Tuesday, asking, “Why is there one standard for me and not for everybody else?”

The former secretary of state has been criticized for her paid speeches, including three for Goldman Sachs that earned her $675,000. During a town hall in Nevada last week, she said she would release transcripts of the speeches “when everybody else does the same.”

Clinton echoed that promise again during CNN’s town hall on Tuesday, saying she’d release the speeches “if everybody does it, and that includes the Republicans.”

There’s a double standard for her alright, and she knows it. In fact, she’s counting on it. And her media lapdogs will do everything they can to perpetuate it, hoping against hope that they’ll be able to drag her over the finish line and into the White House.

Chris Christie defends the ineptitude of the TSA

Hot off his 9th place finish in Iowa Chris Christie took his tough guy act to New Hampshire.

During a campaign stop in Epping, New Hampshire on Tuesday, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie took issue with one man’s complaints about getting through airport security.

He also didn’t try to sugarcoat it.

“You know what else is inconvenient?” Christie asked. “Getting blown up on a plane.”

Except, if you’re expecting the TSA to prevent you from getting blown up on a plane, well, you might want to buy that extra life insurance, just in case.

The Department of Homeland Security said Monday that the acting administrator for the Transportation Security Administration would be reassigned, following a report that airport screeners failed to detect explosives and weapons in nearly every test that an undercover team conducted at dozens of airports.

According to a report based on an internal investigation, “red teams” with the Department of Homeland Security’s Office of the Inspector General were able to get banned items through the screening process in 67 out of 70 tests it conducted across the nation.

Oops.

Take a clue from Schmuckabee Chris. Pull the plug. Come back to Jersey. This isn’t your year.

I’ll take “Dumb Laws Debuting in 2016” for $200 please Alex

In California, what is “Everybody gets a diploma?”

In Illinois, what is “Grow ‘exotic weeds’ such as bush honeysuckle, olive, salt cedar, poison hemlock, oriental bittersweet, teasel, knotweed and giant hogweed?”

In New York, what is “Ban tigers from taking selfies with people?”

In New Jersey, what is “Show photo ID to buy cough medicine?”

And because why should New Jersey have all the fun, in New South Wales, what is “Every bike rider needs photo ID?”

Get your Federal Drone License by Feb 19, 2016, or pay a $27,000 dollar fine

If you own a drone, or if Santa is putting one under your tree this Christmas, you’d better be aware of Barack Obama’s latest regulatory overreach.

Every drone owner in the United States is required to register for a Federal Drone License by February 19, 2016. Failure to register could result in a penalty of $27,000, and/or 3 years in jail.

The online registration would apply to owners of small drones weighing more than 0.55 pounds and less than 55 pounds, including payloads such as on-board cameras, according to a statement by the FAA.

The new rules would require drone owners to pay a $5 registration fee. Penalties go up to $27,000 for civil violations, $250,000 for criminal acts with up to three years behind bars.

It’s for your own good, of course.

“Make no mistake: unmanned aircraft enthusiasts are aviators and with that title comes a great deal of responsibility,” U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx said in a statement. “Registration gives us an opportunity to work with these users to operate their unmanned aircraft safely. I’m excited to welcome these new aviators into the culture of safety and responsibility that defines American innovation.”

Uh huh. Nothing says “innovation” quite like the heavy hand of government.

As in the same “government” that completely botched the Obamacare website rollout. But trust them, the FAA drone licensing website will be totally secure, honest! Just give them your credit card number, your drivers license number, your home address, your social security number, your mother’s maiden name, and probably about 27 other items of personal information, and in return they’ll issue you a shiny little card that says “Official Obama Drone Operator.”

Make sure you renew it every 3 years too. Because once the government gets their claws into you, they never let go.

Having solved all our other problems, the NJ legislature redefines the English language

Why use one word when a paragraph will do?

Legislation that would strike from state law “pejorative and archaic language” that refers to people with disabilities began advancing in the state Assembly today.

The Assembly Human Services Committee voted 5-0 to approve the bill (A4461), which would make hundreds of changes in the way state law refers to disabilities.

Among the changes:

  • “Handicapped persons” would be referred to instead as “persons with disabilities.” References to “crippled” would be replaced with “physical disability.”
  • “Drug dependent person” or “drug addict” would be replaced with “person with a substance use disorder involving drugs or narcotics.”
  • The term “minimal brain dysfunction” would be replaced by “attention deficit hyperactivity disorder”
  • “Muteness” would be called “inability to speak.”

Because the important thing is to make drug addicts feel good about how their arrest warrant reads.

How this legislation lowers my taxes remains unclear.

NJ’s DMV is finally replacing their 30 year old computer system, with one that’s only 10 years old

I guess this is considered progress when you work for the government.

When the computers that run the state Motor Vehicle Commission’s 39 agencies were new, Duran Duran topped the charts and the Chevy Cavalier was a best-selling car.

Thirty years later, a driver who wants to register and title that Cavalier as a classic car will deal with the same computer system that processed the vehicles paperwork when it was new.

The MVC’s computer system has been blamed for failing and shutting down motor vehicle agencies statewide four times this year, sending drivers away empty-handed.

For the past 10 years, the MVC has unsuccessfully tried to retire the old COBOL computer system with a new system, dubbed MATRX. The original plan was to have MATRX running in three years, said Mairin Bellack, an MVC spokeswoman.

“This has burdened us since the day we walked in,” said Raymond Martinez, MVC chief administrator. “We inherited it. I believe it was a snake pit from the start.”

MATRX was proposed in 2005, scoped out in 2006, advertised in 2007 and a contract awarded in 2008. Since then the project has been delayed while costs have increased. The MATRX contract bounced to three vendors, with HP being the last company to inherit it from EDS, a predecessor company, MVC officials said.

There’s nothing like technology from 2006 to keep things humming along smoothly in 2015.

And here I thought CGI was the epitome of inefficiency for bungling the Obamacare rollout. Hah! Way to go NJ DMV, you managed to make CGI look competent by comparison.