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Patt Morrison for August 30, 2012




New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, who will give the keynote address and his wife Mary Pat Christie stand on stage for a soundcheck during the Republican National Convention at the Tampa Bay Times Forum on August 28, 2012 in Tampa, Florida. Today is the first full session of the RNC after the start was delayed due to Tropical Storm Isaac.  (
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, who will give the keynote address and his wife Mary Pat Christie stand on stage for a soundcheck during the Republican National Convention at the Tampa Bay Times Forum on August 28, 2012 in Tampa, Florida. Today is the first full session of the RNC after the start was delayed due to Tropical Storm Isaac. (
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Is fat the new homophobia? Fat humor seems to be a PC free zone, but are the jokes different when the fat person isn’t poor and a minority and is the white governor of New Jersey? And, California’s busting medical pot stores left and right, and the question some cities are asking is, will an economic bust follow?