A North Jersey native and Rutgers alum, James Gandolfini led a life that was both remarkable in terms of accomplishments but also very familiar to many Garden State residents with very similar life experiences to the late Sopranos star.
Few shows do as good a job of peeling back the layers and getting to that information than James Lipton’s Inside the Actors Studio. At one point towards the end of the interview, Lipton asked Gandolfini “what would you like to hear God say at the pearly gates?”
“Take over for a while, I’ll be right back,” he responded. The room erupted in laughter…
The rest of James Gandolfini’s interview is below the fold…
President Obama declared climate change “the global threat of our time” today in front of a diminutive German audience, Save Jerseyans (sources say 4,500, down from 2000,00 when he was last there in 2008).
No, sir. You’re wrong. Global warming theory is more in dispute than ever before, but even if the alarmists were definitively vindicated tomorrow, our biggest challenge is what it’s always been throughout human history: corrupt, incompetent and arrogant politicians like you…
Think about it. Use the bran that God gave you. Obama claims Abraham Lincoln as a hero. That President once said, “America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves.”
Pick up a newspaper. Barack Obama has set us well on our way.
Since Chris Christie’s standing with Republicans outside New Jersey has suffered as of late, Save Jerseyans, the Governor’s team may be trying to begin the reconciliation process that will almost certainly kick into high gear after November.
Step 2: publicly re-declare his love for the Dallas Cowboys…
A RINO from the Northeast would never pull for a Texas team like the Cowboys, right? It’s great base politics, folks, effectively being the sports equivalent of Cristina Kirchner resurrecting the Falklands issue whenever the economy tanks. Sure, it makes this Eagles fan throw up a little bit in his mouth (I’m sure you Blue Men concur), but of all the troubles in the world this isn’t among the worst. I guess.
I’ve already discussed how my Memorial Day Weekend in Ocean County was a bit jarring, Save Jerseyans.
You and I have seen the Sandy damage firsthand. That wasn’t anything new. What really touched me is the extent to which some Jersey Shore communities — particularly some of the Ocean/Monmouth towns that bore the brunt of the storm surge — are still far from fully operational.
I’m glad another Democrat realized that voting for Barbara Buono is antithetical to the state’s best interests, Save Jerseyans. It’s a promising development. I only wish that some of these Dems were jumping ship for ideological reasons, too, rather than simply having come to respect (and fear) this Governor’s gravitas.
Love them, hate them, but you can’t deny that they’re the two greatest communicators of the past 20 years in American politics. It’s a must-watch discussion for politicos of both parties, Save Jerseyans, particularly since the man on the right (and the man on the left’s wife) are the likely frontrunners for their respective parties’ nominations in 2016: