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Why do articles mentioning Live Earth so often claim that the US leg of Gore’s scam will be held in New York, when in fact it will be held at Giants Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey?

Does New Jersey, though it be only a short distance away, not have New York’s star quality? Has New Jersey been annexed by NYC militias? Or are Live Earth operatives who feed these reports simply ashamed of New Jersey?

Perhaps they are:

Organizers insist on calling [it] Live Earth New York, though we all know it’s taking place in the midst of perhaps the most un-green place on God’s earth, that being the petrochemical corridor of the New Jersey Turnpike.

Posted by Tim B. on 07/02/2007 at 01:39 PM
    1. The New York Giants play in the Meadowlands, as do the NY Jets.  The city casts a large shadow.

      Posted by rbj1 on 2007 07 02 at 01:49 PM • permalink


    1. The Gore preaches to the perverted converted in the pages of the Holy Bible New York Times and is fisked by Newsbusters for it.

      Posted by andycanuck on 2007 07 02 at 01:57 PM • permalink


    1. According to legend, Jimmy Hoffa, disappeared Teamster leader, is buried in Giant’s Stadium.  I used to refer to the stadium as “Hoffa’s Headstone”

      Posted by Room 237 on 2007 07 02 at 02:00 PM • permalink


    1. NJ is where NY sends its garbage. Seriously.
      Remember the hospital waste washing up on Jersey shores? From NY hospitals.You also have to understand, they’re “journalists” and don’t have much time for fact-checking. Fake but accurate is the rule, and since it’s at Giant’s Stadium, be grateful they’re not saying “San Francisco”.

      Posted by Veeshir on 2007 07 02 at 02:14 PM • permalink


    1. We’ve got star power here in Jersey! I mean, there’s me…and Gary from Jersey, and, er, um, I think Paco drove through Jersey once.

      Posted by Mr. Bingley on 2007 07 02 at 02:22 PM • permalink


    1. That part of New Jersey was pig farms and swamp.  It’s still just as attractive.  (I live 40 miles away to the northeast in the hill country.  There’s no comparison.)

      New Jersey’s like the girl everyone wanted to use but no one wanted to name.

      Posted by SSG Pooh on 2007 07 02 at 02:37 PM • permalink


    1. #4

      NY’s garbage goes through NJ to Pennsylvania.

      Posted by SSG Pooh on 2007 07 02 at 02:38 PM • permalink


    1. If he isn’t dead, Tony Soprano probably has the vendor concession at the stadium.  Those greenies will be buying hot dogs and popcorn like it’s going out of style—- or else.

      Posted by RebeccaH on 2007 07 02 at 02:40 PM • permalink


    1. Bingster.

      I spent a year in Jersey one day.

      Posted by yojimbo on 2007 07 02 at 02:41 PM • permalink


    1. It’s not all petrochemicals!  There’s a lot of sulfur.

      Posted by rhhardin on 2007 07 02 at 02:42 PM • permalink


    1. They could call it the Tri-State Tribulation!

      Or better yet, for the upity yuppities, “in performance” at Gorky Park.

      Posted by yojimbo on 2007 07 02 at 02:44 PM • permalink


    1. I think Paco drove through Jersey once.

      And only once, I’ll bet!

      Re #2, andycanuck, that’s one seriously good spanking of The Goreacle™.  Too bad He’s incapable of rational thought……or the payola is too good for him to stop this scam.

      Posted by The_Real_JeffS on 2007 07 02 at 02:55 PM • permalink


    1. On the other hand, southern New Jersey is beautiful!  Though becoming sadly condo-fied in some places, it’s still mostly rolling grass-covered hills and farmland, or at least it was when I was last there in 2000 on a 6-week business trip.

      My hotel bordered a wildlife preserve with a huge flock of cranes in residence, who wandered fearlessly through the parking lot, giving the humans bored looks over their shoulders.  Dozens of little brown rabbits came out to graze and frolic on the lawn at sunset.  (As you might expect from the profusion of bunnies, hardly a day went by without seeing a hawk or an owl!) At the roadside farm stands I bought the best sweet corn and tomatoes I’d ever eaten (and I’m from California, where the produce is generally first-class, if I may say so).

      So not *all* of New Jersey is a dump!  🙂

      Posted by Mary in LA on 2007 07 02 at 03:09 PM • permalink


    1. Nobody is saying that all of Jersey is a dump.  Most are referring to the northeast rustbelt corridor that sucks.  That is where the “Meadow”lands stadium is situated.

      Posted by yojimbo on 2007 07 02 at 03:20 PM • permalink


    1. Certainly to the rest of the country the name “New Jersey” conjures an image of reeking foul awfulness.  It’s like Mordor, with mobsters.

      Posted by Shaky Barnes on 2007 07 02 at 03:30 PM • permalink


    1. Jersey actually has a city named “West New York”.

      Near Hoboken, as I remember.

      Posted by Harry Bergeron on 2007 07 02 at 03:35 PM • permalink


    1. andycanuck: what’s the Great Algor smoking and can I get some?

      By the way, the reason Mercury isn’t as hot as Venus (as Algor ranted in his crazy speech) is because Mercury has no atmosphere to speak of. So obviously the solution to the dreaded Global Hotting is to get rid of Earth’s atmosphere. That will also take care of all those dirty carbon lifeforms that infest the surface. Then Great Cthulhu can awaken and take over!

      Has anyone checked Algor’s pants hems for tentacles, the smell of seawater, drops of blood from dead, ripped-apart hotel bellboys?

      Posted by Andrea Harris, Administrator on 2007 07 02 at 03:35 PM • permalink


    1. > northeast rustbelt corridor

      Even parts of my old home town, Jersey City, are being gentrified by people and businesses seeking relief from New York City’s high rents and taxes. The PATH trains under the Hudson River make commuting into the city easy and inexpensive.

      Posted by Bill D on 2007 07 02 at 03:36 PM • permalink


    1. I usedta work dadocks down in Staten Island.  Nothing finer of an evening than to sit outside and watch the Jersey tank farms exploding across the Kill van Kull…

      Posted by richard mcenroe on 2007 07 02 at 03:37 PM • permalink


    1. Does anyone else feel like having onion rings, all of a sudden? (Although I understand that they cause blackouts.)

      Posted by andycanuck on 2007 07 02 at 04:06 PM • permalink


    1. The Meadowlands can be many things to many people. It is a nature preserve, it is a landfill, it is home to Giants Stadium, it is the burial ground of the original Penn Sation and a great many mobsters, it is both a toxic waste dump and protected wetlands.

      Want it to be in New york? Well, ok. Just don’t tell New Yorkers. They don’t want it.

      Posted by tim maguire on 2007 07 02 at 04:15 PM • permalink


    1. I’d just like to note that the statistical relationship between pirate attacks and mean global temperatures appears to be more robust than the CO2-MGT link.

      I’m just sayin…

      Posted by brett_l on 2007 07 02 at 04:15 PM • permalink


    1. Look. We got the best food, loudest women, greatest beaches and the craziest stories in the country. Mr. Bingley can probably give you lists for all those because he’s more sophisticated, except maybe about the loud women.
      The rest of you? Just send your money and stay home. We’ll finish the beer for you.

      Posted by Gary from Jersey on 2007 07 02 at 04:19 PM • permalink


    1. Why is New Jersey the butt of so many cruel jokes? I recommend traveling there by car. You’ll see many charming, well-kept towns, filled with attractive, friendly, intelligent people. Then, when you finally arrive at the New Jersey border, you will understand why it is the butt of so many cruel jokes.

      Posted by iowahawk on 2007 07 02 at 04:21 PM • permalink


    1. #5 And I was born in Joisey.  OK, maybe that is a black mark for the Garden State.

      Much of NJ really is beautiful.

      Posted by rbj1 on 2007 07 02 at 04:29 PM • permalink


    1. I drove through Jersey twice. I’ll say one thing in all seriousness, and those who don’t want to believe it don’t have to (not until the advent of global Pacoism, anyway); but some of the very nicest (and smartest) people I’ve ever met come from New Jersey. True, most of them not only came from Jersey, but kept on going; still, the ones I’m talking about were all born and raised there, so that’s what counts. As yankees go, I’ve known much, much worse.

      Posted by paco on 2007 07 02 at 04:57 PM • permalink


    1. Hmmmm.

      Al Gore.

      Residents of New Jersey suffer through a lot of things but that sort of crap is hard to take.

      O Lord!  Why hast thou forsaken us to Al Gore??

      Posted by memomachine on 2007 07 02 at 05:00 PM • permalink


    1. Archie Bunker:  It’s been five years.  Why haven’t you moved out yet?

      Michael:  Because this is New York.  It’s hard to find an affordable place to live in New York.

      Archie Bunker:  Have you tried New Jersey?

      Michael:  I hate New Jersey.

      Archie Bunker:  Yeah, so?  Everyone hates New Jersey.

      Posted by wronwright on 2007 07 02 at 05:09 PM • permalink


    1. #26: Hey Paco. Guess what? Pineys (they live in the woods in South Jersey, sucking the marrow out of tourists) actually speak with a southern drawl. No kidding. Parts of it are below the Manson-Nixon Line.

      Posted by Gary from Jersey on 2007 07 02 at 05:20 PM • permalink


    1. Off Topic, but you have to see this.  This guy is a baggage handdler that beat up one of the terror bunnies at Glasgow Airport.  His scottish is incomprehensible to me, but I laughed and had to follow the links to buy him a pint.

      John Smeaton

      Posted by Zonc on 2007 07 02 at 05:32 PM • permalink


    1. I was born in N. Jersey (Teaneck, to be exact). I had the good sense to move when I was 1 and a half.

      Posted by JohnO on 2007 07 02 at 05:35 PM • permalink


    1. #5 & 25. I’m from Noo Joisey, too. Okay, Melbournistan is a long way from there, but I was born there.

      Posted by Nilknarf Arbed on 2007 07 02 at 05:42 PM • permalink


    1. What – more un-green that Al Gore’s house?

      Posted by Margos Maid on 2007 07 02 at 05:55 PM • permalink


    1. I think the New Jersey-ites can take it one of two ways:

      a) Be offended
      b) Accept the situation, and start calling themselves New York, complete with give-away maps and roadsigns. The other place can be known as east New Jersey.

      Posted by Margos Maid on 2007 07 02 at 06:03 PM • permalink


    1. Gary, I do get rather sophisticated at times.

      Posted by Mr. Bingley on 2007 07 02 at 06:28 PM • permalink


    1. Hi everyone Here well, half here and resting well. ty Grimmy.

      Memo for Tex Bob and Swinish.

      Hey, you ask me what I like about Texas?
      It’s Blue Bonnets and indian paint brushes
      Swimming in the sacred waters of Barton Springs
      It’s body surfing the Frio
      It’s Saturday night in Del Rio!
      Driving across the border for some cultural exchange!

      It’s another burrito, it’s a cold Lone Star in my hand!
      It’s a quarter for the jukebox boys
      Plays The Son’s of the Mother Lovin’ Bunkhouse Band

      It’s another burrito, with a cold Lone Star in my hand!
      It’s a quarter to four, the jukebox boy
      Play The Son’s of the Mother Lovin’ Bunkhouse Band

      You ask me what I like about Texas?
      It’s another burrito, it’s a cold Lone Star in my hand!
      It’s a quarter for the jukebox boys
      Play The Son’s of the Mother Lovin’Bunkhouse Band

      I could tell you…but it would take all night long..

      Memo to the number: just wait when we decimal point you!! LOL

      Posted by 1.618 on 2007 07 02 at 06:31 PM • permalink


    1. p.s. Margo’s it’s good to see us in fine form! I wouldn’t have it any other way lovely!

      Posted by 1.618 on 2007 07 02 at 06:32 PM • permalink


    1. Howdy 1.6 – I’ve never heard that song, but it looks like a toe tapper.

      Posted by Margos Maid on 2007 07 02 at 06:42 PM • permalink


    1. Any word if Green Bruce will be playing on Saturday for Gorezilla?

      Posted by Mr. Bingley on 2007 07 02 at 06:47 PM • permalink


    1. HEY!

      Leave Joisey alone, huh? Some of my family lives there (or they did) and when I say family, they ain’t all related. Got it?

      Posted by El Cid on 2007 07 02 at 06:51 PM • permalink


    1. Oh my, my world for ! mark.

      Posted by El Cid on 2007 07 02 at 06:52 PM • permalink


    1. Relax people. I don’t know where you live…:)

      Posted by El Cid on 2007 07 02 at 07:14 PM • permalink


    1. “What do you know about surfing, Lieutenant?!  You’re from fucking New JERSEY!!”

      Posted by tree hugging sister on 2007 07 02 at 08:07 PM • permalink


    1. Ms. 1.618, I can only say that whilst I only stand at attention and tear up for 1 Texas song, The Eyes of Texas, I sure do miss cold Lone Star and hot burritos. Hell, I miss hot Lone Star and cold burritos. Wonderful find. Thank you for making me feel statriotic.

      I’ve got family in Jersey, too, El Cid. What exit do your kin live at?

      Posted by brett_l on 2007 07 02 at 08:15 PM • permalink


    1. By-the-by, I was a New Jersey beauty contestant…a couple years ago.  I also watched live on TV when the mafia wives were interviewed in their mansions about the FBI surveillance on their homes thanks to Frank Sinatra and Co.  The poor bleached babes couldn’t understand it because their husbands delivered ‘pies’ (As in ‘pizza’) for a living.

      So I can talk like that.

      Bingley, on the other hand, has to tow the line, since he’s running for Governor.

      Posted by tree hugging sister on 2007 07 02 at 08:18 PM • permalink


    1. brett_l

      Don’t know that, sir.

      All I know is Hackensack and Hoboken, were their territory areas of business…:)

      Posted by El Cid on 2007 07 02 at 08:26 PM • permalink


    1. At least they managed to keep the goreacles tenticles of ground zero. Id love to find out if an attempt was made to book the concert there.

      Posted by thefrollickingmole on 2007 07 02 at 08:35 PM • permalink


    1. tree hugging sister

      By-the-by, I was a New Jersey beauty contestant…a couple years ago.

      Well, I think it time for The Tim Blair Annual Photo Spectacular.

      Don’t you, Tim?

      Posted by El Cid on 2007 07 02 at 08:54 PM • permalink


    1. #48: I make the motion. Second?

      Posted by paco on 2007 07 02 at 09:08 PM • permalink


    1. #30 Zonc
      Wha dae ya mean, ya doona unnerstan a wurd ‘is saying?“Now I understand why some people feel the way they do about other people.” Paraphrased.

      Posted by kae on 2007 07 02 at 09:08 PM • permalink


    1. #46 El Cid:

      Well if you was form Joisey you would. Seriously, I got talking w/ a pizza delivery guy about 6 months ago here in Tallahassee, it went something like this.

      Me: Jeez’m Crow! It’s like 45 degrees out and you’re running around in a t-shirt.
      Him: This in’t cold, I’m from Joisey.
      Me: Oh yeah, what exit?
      Him: (all excited) You know Joisey? Yeah, it’s (I’ll make up this part because I don’t remember the exact exit/town) exit 24, East Newark.
      Me: Uhh, cool. I think that’s where my family is.

      I may be biased as half my family is from Brooklyn/Long Island, but ask the Jersey folk.

      Posted by brett_l on 2007 07 02 at 09:15 PM • permalink


    1. #49 paco:

      Posted by brett_l on 2007 07 02 at 09:16 PM • permalink


    1. Least I could do for my fans.

      Posted by tree hugging sister on 2007 07 02 at 09:42 PM • permalink


    1. 51 brett_l


      Home of the Seminole Nation.

      The distance from Tallahassee, Florida to Panama City Beach, Florida is approximately 95.6 miles (153.9 km).

      You will be able to spot my beach house, easily. It has a Florida Gator flag on it. Properly placed, below the U.S. flag….:).

      Posted by El Cid on 2007 07 02 at 09:43 PM • permalink


    1. #53 Hubba hubba

      Here’s me in my glory days.

      Posted by Margos Maid on 2007 07 02 at 09:45 PM • permalink


    1. tree hugging sister

      I cry foul.

      Just a tidbit, since you showed your can…:).

      Falstaff Brewing was the story of two St. Louis based brewing families, the Lemps and Griesediecks. Started by German immigrant Adam Lemp in the 1840s, in 50 years’ time the Falstaff brand became one of the most popular in America, and was exported world-wide.  Unfortunately, the Lemp family enterprise was devastated by personal tragedies and the economic effects of prohibition. Lemp Brewing went into receivership in 1920s. The Falstaff brand was then purchased for a very small sum by another St. Louis brewing family, the Griesediecks,who marketed near beer, soft drinks, and cured hams under the Falstaff name.

      Posted by El Cid on 2007 07 02 at 09:48 PM • permalink


    1. Margos Maid

      You are, how we say…from zee French Blood?

      Posted by El Cid on 2007 07 02 at 09:50 PM • permalink


    1. #29 Gary: They sound like my kinda folk!

      Posted by paco on 2007 07 02 at 10:21 PM • permalink


    1. El Cid:
      Well, not everybody can be a Longhorn, at least you’re not an Aggie. 🙂
      But your beach house and mine are prolly not even that far apart. Cape San Blas to PC isn’t but an hour or so. I’ll stand ya to oysters & beer at the Indian Pass Raw Bar. It’s the closest restaurant to our beach house, and they’s Gators like y’all.

      Posted by brett_l on 2007 07 02 at 10:34 PM • permalink


    1. Exit 82 on the GSP for 35 years.
      Below the Mason-Dixon line.
      It’s a different state down here.  It sucks marginally less.
      I live on the Barnegat and it’s an hour’s drive to anywhere.Taxes waaaaay too high, Nannystateism too high, Insurance too high.  The kids are finally out of the house and we are moving to Free America.

      Every newly elected officials should be immediately sent to the State Pen – it would save time.

      This has to be the worst state in the Union to live in, with the most corrupt state and local governments, with the worst congestion, and the highest costs to live.

      There’s plenty of work tho.

      Posted by trainer on 2007 07 03 at 12:08 AM • permalink


    1. Guys, don’t knock Nu Joisey.

      The people there are great.  Wife and I stayed there (on our honeymoon) at a friend-of-a-friend’s place, and they were just wonderful.  Italians, father was in the meat-packing business.  I kid you not.

      Anyway, we’d been living out of Super 8’s for most of the trip so, after trading about five packets of Tim Tams, they gave us the run of their house while they moved back to the parents’ place.

      They took us to dinner, visited Monmouth battlefield, took a trip to the Shore, did a genuine US Mega Shopping Mall – really great salt-of-the-Earth Yanks: all hospitality and sincerity.

      And I suspect that my daughter was conceived there.  So I suppose that that makes her a Jersey Girl!

      Posted by Apparatchik on 2007 07 03 at 12:13 AM • permalink


    1. El Cid, it wasn’t my Family who took over your Family’s territory was it?

      Posted by Ash_ on 2007 07 03 at 12:13 AM • permalink


    1. O/T (only a little) but the Brits aren’t buying AGW just yet.  Over-hyped

      Posted by JorgXMcKie on 2007 07 03 at 12:47 AM • permalink


    1. Alright, Jersey people – what’s the story with those Jackson Whites?

      Posted by Dave S. on 2007 07 03 at 02:02 AM • permalink


    1. You meen it ain’t in Noo Yark?
      What the hell’s wrong wit ‘th Garden’ on Toity Toid?

      Posted by Bonmot on 2007 07 03 at 02:27 AM • permalink


    1. #64. You oughtta see e’m coming out of the mountains, 12, 13 in a car trailing enough fumes to make algore throw another concert.

      Posted by Gary from Jersey on 2007 07 03 at 09:30 AM • permalink


    1. #28 Ha.  As I remember it “Everybody hates jersey.. but SOMEbody’s gotta live there.”

      I live there, in an ultra liberal over taxed section called Montclair.

      Posted by Dash on 2007 07 03 at 09:57 AM • permalink


    1. They better watch out for all that asbestos Tony Soprano’s crew dumped in the Jersey wetlands.

      Posted by charles austin on 2007 07 03 at 10:03 AM • permalink


    1. Hmmmm.

      You know.  You can make jokes about Jersey.  You can even mock the fact that I live here.

      But then again we inflicted Bon Jovi on you so I suppose it all evens out.

      Posted by memomachine on 2007 07 03 at 10:06 AM • permalink


    1. #69 No, memomachine, that makes you more evil than evil.

      Posted by Ash_ on 2007 07 03 at 10:38 AM • permalink


    1. #69
      … and Bruce Springsteen.Cheers

      Posted by J.M. Heinrichs on 2007 07 03 at 03:34 PM • permalink


    1. #64 Along with my beauty contest and mafia wives days, I also remember when the State Hitler Youth (troopers, for the uninitiated) ~ even if there’d been a MURDER MOST FOUL ~ refusing to go into Jackson White territory (Ramapough Mountain) to solve or apprehend.  Not no way, not no how.  I guess if you add up all those extra digits (Jackson Whites are big on extra fingers ~ kind of an evolutionary thing {8^P), they turn into X amount more fists to fly.

      Posted by tree hugging sister on 2007 07 03 at 04:50 PM • permalink


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