Since I live in Pennsylvania, I’ve been bombarded with this never ending horrible bullshit infomercial about New Jersey being stronger than the storm. The song makes me want to stick a pin in fat boy Christie and see him pop like a balloon. If you were stronger than the storm, you wouldn’t have needed to beg for $60 billion of our money. The total cost of Superstorm Sandy was $60 billion. The insured losses were $30 billion. The corrupt scumbags in Congress passed $60 billion of “relief”. What did they need the extra $30 billion for? How about $25 million advertising campaigns to help Fatboy get re-elected in November and set him up for his Presidential run in 2016.
I thought hurricane relief was supposed to directly assist the people who have lost their houses. Did anyone tell you that hurricane relief meant advertising campaigns benefitting public relations maggots on Madison Avenue? Imagine what else our fine government bureaucrats are doing with the $30 billion of “excess” hurricane relief funds so graciously donated from your paycheck.
And so it goes. I’ll take 7 scoops of those relief funds.
New Jersey Proclaims Itself ‘Stronger Than The Storm’
Superstorm Sandy is a fading image in New Jersey’s rearview mirror, and the shoreline is open for business.
That’s according to Gov. Chris Christie, who appears in the TV spots of the $25 million tourism campaign along with his wife, first lady Mary Pat Christie.
Both Mary Pat and Chris Christie were featured on “Today” in a broadcast from Seaside Heights Friday. They were promoting the reopening of the Jersey Shore for the summer, seven months after it was hit by Superstorm Sandy.
Themed “Stronger Than the Storm,” the campaign touts the Jersey Shore as a vacation destination.
The six commercials are paid for from a slice of the $60 billion in federal disaster aid earmarked for New Jersey and other Northeast states.
The spots will run in the New York and Philadelphia broadcast markets, where New Jersey viewers will see the spots frequently through July. The commercials also will run in parts of Pennsylvania and other primary markets and will play in Baltimore, Pittsburgh, Washington, upstate New York and Canada as secondary markets. The commercials also will run on a scaled-back schedule in August and September.
Each of the six commercials also has a version without Christie, said Shannon Eis, senior vice president of MWW in East Rutherford, N.J. The company beat out three other competitors in bidding overseen by the state Treasury Department and the Economic Development Authority.
New Jersey has a long history of governors, both Republican and Democrat, starring in taxpayer-financed advertising. In the 1980s, GOP Gov. Thomas H. Kean became nationally known for his trademark slogan, “New Jersey and you, perfect together,” in tourism ads.
Christie is on screen for 4 seconds in the first 30-second spot. He and his family have the only three lines of script.
The campaign also includes radio, billboards at the Lincoln Tunnel and in New York’s Times Square, a Web site and social media. Christie is absent on many of the supplemental elements, although the Web site has his picture and a link to his “Thank You, New Jersey” video on YouTube.