June 6, 2011

"Any updates on how someone hacks the truth?"

The last comment on the much-updated Daily Kos post "Breitbart's #TwitterHoax - How It Went Down (updated w/ smoking gun)."

72 comments:

rhhardin said...

Supposing truth to be a woman, hacking would be the man's business.

Seven Machos said...

Poor Kos. What a tool.

edutcher said...

"Any updates on how someone hacks the truth?"

A pretty damning riposte, given today's events.

Seven Machos said...

Poor Kos. What a tool.

Well, we've always known that.

Carol_Herman said...

Gee The Daily Kos sure has some weird ideas about how the story is really a hoax.

Especially, the live broadcast. The fact that weiner delayed himself coming into the hotel room.

And, the happenstance that Breitbart happened to have gone into the room. There was no one at the door checking ID.

I guess if you bring a camera and lights to a weiner function ... you're just allowed in. And, shown where all the electrical sockets are.

GOOD FOR BREITBART! WOW! For Marcia Kramer, too. Just walking over and asking Breitbart to "take the podium" so she could ask him questions. And, all the reporters reacted with joy that "someone important" was there to mount the empty podium.

LIGHTS. CAMERA.

It sure pays to show up on time, though. I wonder what went through weiner's head when he saw Breitbart just up there?

Was that a HELLO moment, or what?

Doug Wright said...

Well, so KOS is still alive? For how much longer, eh? Does anyone still follow KOS or does he still have minions that are alive?

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bagoh20 said...

Hilarious! So Garage isn't the only one.

Lately the Dems are like a big pretentious boat with a bunch of poor people in the hold, and the truth is an iceberg.

Seven Machos said...

But I mean to be just played and used like that, like an old hacksaw, like some lonely old lady's favorite anal beads. And then to have to face the world after you've just been played and used.

That is the very definition of losing every shred of dignity.

Don't worry, though, Ole Kos, old pal. The Catholic Church says you still have some, just by virtue of being a human. Of course, there's lots of perverts in that Catholic Church. So it's probably back to the anal beads.

As I say, sad.

bagoh20 said...

What are anal beads? Please explain. Better yet, tweet me a pic. I can keep a secret.

chickenlittle said...

7M: Poor Kos. What a tool.

CH: Well, we've always known that.

Yeah, but why don't more people over there even begin to get that.

Scott said...

When all is said and done, there are some people who will still believe that Weiner's indiscretions were a nefarious right-wing plot.

Markos isn't about the truth. He sees politics as team ball. His followers won't care that he was wrong, either. Facts are not that important in their world.

Lem said...

The Weiner was/is the ultimate/extreme partisan hack.. They are going to fight till the last dog dies.

You just cant got and find another Weiner on the shelves.

Seven Machos said...

What are anal beads?

You know, I don't even know. I've always assumed it's like a necklace you put up your ass. Which is how I would feel if I were Kos right now.

Fort said...

Almost as if WFB guides each keystoke, emphatically yes AA.

Oh wait.


"Ask not what you can do for your country. Ask what's for lunch."

Orson Welles

A true American, Orson mindfucked JFK before Stone made it conventional wisdom.



Read more: http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/authors/o/orson_welles.html#ixzz1OYaKMKIL

RuyDiaz said...

Poor Kos. What a tool.

Amazingly, still less of a tool than Charles Johnson.

Seven Machos said...

What did Crazy Charlie do?

John Burgess said...

I don't think the tools over at Kos are capable of shame. They simply write a new version of the universe, one that contains no contradiction.

That way, they're always right and the other is always wrong--factually and morally.

Then they can get back to the Cheetos in Mom's basement without having to worry about a thing.

bagoh20 said...

Another gem from that thread over there:

"sanity check

Do you really think a sitting Congressman would send out a link to a picture like this on Twitter?

There's no "maybe" about this. The accusation is ludicrous on its face.

People who want to "investigate the evidence" would be well-advised to have a slight understanding of Bayesian statistics. The probability that a sitting Congressman would post to Twitter a link to a photo that would destroy his career is...zero. It's not small, it's zero."

RuyDiaz said...

Chuckles was still going with "Weiner didn't do it", at 3:55 p.m. today. How can you not see the writing in the wall?

bagoh20 said...

"I've always assumed it's like a necklace you put up your ass. "

Probably accidentally discovered by a kos diarist when his shoulders stopped any further penetration.

Patrick said...

As I heard on Twitter - the #weiner headlines contest is won by the NY Post: Erections have consequences. I doubt that will ever be beaten, uh, so to speak.

Naked Surfer said...

"Any updates on how someone hacks the truth?"

Since everyone knows a random little bird whispered a twitter-truth to Breitbart innocently standing by with nothing better to do than be in the neighborhood?

Rejoice that chance favors the prepared?

Lem said...

So now that the Weiner has admitted but not resigned, how do we... milk the Weiner?

Seven Machos said...

Bayesian statistics

Nice touch with Bayesian. Nothing says "I am an unemployable nerd" quite like adding that adjective.

RuyDiaz said...

Well, what's the probability that a horny guy would do something stupid to get the horniness go away?

According to Bayesian Statistics of course.

The Crack Emcee said...

"Any updates on how someone hacks the truth?"

Sure:

You take a site that originally made stock picks based on astrology, get it in trouble with the S.E.C. so they have to switch to politics, then get the gullible to rally around their new lies until - voila! - you put the man Oprah cultishly called "The One" into the White House.

And the best part is, everyone denies that NewAge had anything to do with it.

Brilliant.

bagoh20 said...

I haven't read kos for a while. Man, that's like a different planet. If there really are millions of people with minds like that, we are screwed!

In general, they think the country's problems are a result of us not making our mistakes more often and with more gusto.

RuyDiaz said...

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Seven Machos said...

Crack -- Is that how Kos started?

edutcher said...

Seven Machos said...

Don't worry, though, Ole Kos, old pal. The Catholic Church says you still have some, just by virtue of being a human. Of course, there's lots of perverts in that Catholic Church.

If he means priests, 1/2 of 1%, I've heard. If the entire Church, he doesn't know what the Hell he's talking about.

Either way, cheap shot.

chickenlittle said...

7M: Poor Kos. What a tool.

CH: Well, we've always known that.


Yeah, but why don't more people over there even begin to get that.


They're Lefties.

Seven Machos said...

If he means priests, 1/2 of 1%, I've heard.

I said it. I was being hilarious. I don't know how many priests have molested boys. Way too many, though.

Again, though, these are just jokes. I attended a Catholic school myself, and I have great respect for the Church.

Seven Machos said...

Titus has told me, in another thread:

Anal Beads can be large or small and are connected by a long rope and put into the asshole.

They are then pulled slowly out of the asshole and it is supposed to have some sort of stimulating effect.


So, Kos.

Fred4Pres said...

New Age, it's what's for dinner.

No wonder dinner takes like mud and smells like Patcholi.

MrBuddwing said...

Patterico outpointed a very funny parody of The Daily Kos ... on The Daily Kos:

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2011/06/06/982673/-Weiners-Press-Conference-was-FAKE

(Who says the Kossacks don't have a self-deprecating sense of humor? Some of them obviously do.)

WV: soutoph

bagoh20 said...

"Anal Beads can be large or small and are connected by a long rope and put into the asshole."

OK, I understand, but in such an encounter, how do you decide which of you is the asshole?

Seven Machos said...

Bag -- I don't know. If Kos is involved, he's the asshole.

Titus said...

I am beginning to think women should rule the world.

I don't recall any woman in power who ACTS out her power sexually. She may tease and get ahead because of her tits but does she take ACTION and actually do it?

Do they straight men?

Seven Machos said...

I don't recall any woman in power who ACTS out her power sexually.

The only thing that jumps out at me is the large number of female teachers who have sex with their underage male students. But I can't imagine there's a lot of cajoling going on there.

A better answer might be that women just don't have the urge to have random, meaningless sex as much as men do. I talk about New Pussy Syndrome. I've never heard of New Cock Syndrome among straight males. That may be an issue in the gay male community.

A truly fascinating question.

Doug Wright said...

All former Lizoids: Fascinating how old Charlie went from being a rabid hippie bike pedaler to staunch conservative (?) back now to being a rabid hippie bike pedaler with aspirations of being a Socialist Champion!

Of course, the first hint way back then was than Charles, as he liked to be called, another hint in and of itself, did not tolerate calling the followers of the Al Qaeda bunch "Ragheads," which his cutesy blog scripts changed to be read "Arab." So, with some silliness, it was possible for a comment to include the terms Arab Arab and not have been repetitive.

Still, Charles is what he is now, a complete asshole, whose blog only allows those who acknowledge his truth to post comments of his liking.

Althouse and Insta forever.

Seven Machos said...

On edit: I don't hear a lot about women having New Cock Syndrome.

Titus said...

That's what it is Seven. Women just don't want to have sex for the sake of having sex.

They need something behind it. You know emotion, love and all that crap.

Men can separate the two.

It must suck for straight people sometimes when it comes to the sex thing.

Seven Machos said...

I know a guy who, at least when he as a college student, was a very good-looking guy. Went to a big school in a great college town. One night, he decided that he was going to hit on girls something like this: "Hey, you are cute. Wanna have sex?"

It didn't go well. But at about number 20 or so, he hit upon the right girl, and she said yes, and they went outside and had sex.

I could never get away with that.

I've had my share of one-night stands. And it takes two people to hook up, so it's not like women aren't hooking up for one-night flings.

A couple of my own situations happened where I really wanted to have something more with the girl, and I pursued that, and she rebuffed me. However, more often, it's me and, generally, the guy involved who wants it to be a one-time thing. Not for nothing do we hear women in popular culture lamenting: "He never called!"

One final aside, it's been my experience that the woman calls the shots about how far things go. I've never said, "No. I'd rather not fuck," or stopped a girl from taking my pants off.

RuyDiaz said...

I don't recall any woman in power who ACTS out her power sexually.

Elizabeth I, the 'virgin' Queen, had a thing for powerful, married men--the women of the court feared for her husbands fidelity. But she didn't do it with a lot of them.

Catherine the Great had a succession of younger lovers--she had a type; young-but-not-too-young, tall, military officers. But, again, she would have a boyfriend for a few years, HE would cheat on her, she would get mad for a while, the cheating young man would become very rich and retire to the countryside, THEN she would get a new boyfriend.

Nothing compared with the many men in power who would bed every semi-attractive female in sight.

exhelodrvr1 said...

So when is Comedy Central going to have a Weiner Roast?

William said...

Do you think that Kos will be in any way put out with Weiner for telling such lies? My guess is no. Everyone lies about their sex lives Weiner was doing it to protect his family. Just because a charge is true doesn't mean it isn't scurrilous, and Breitbart is at fault because he made such scurrilous charges. You have got to admire his credibility and trust--it's like a five year old writing to Santa.....Someone should buy Weiner that novelty underwear that says "Home of The Whopper". I think there's a fair chance that his latest press conference contained a few whoppers which the press and Kos will munch on contentedly.

RuyDiaz said...

I know a guy who, at least when he as a college student, was a very good-looking guy. Went to a big school in a great college town. One night, he decided that he was going to hit on girls something like this: "Hey, you are cute. Wanna have sex?"

It didn't go well. But at about number 20 or so, he hit upon the right girl, and she said yes, and they went outside and had sex.


By the way, not to go nevadabob on you, but that's exactly the kind of thing a psychopath would do. Just sayin'.

bagoh20 said...

When I was younger, I was more enticing than a string of cooch beads, and I was often dragged home by older women who usually had high powered jobs, we're wealthy or otherwise used to just getting what they wanted, when they wanted it. I was in no position to argue, and I knew my place. They can be quite frightening with their power.

Seven Machos said...

Ruy -- No. You have to know this guy. Heart of gold. Really, genuinely good. The larger point is that he wanted to cut through all the bullshit and just get laid. He wanted to see if anybody else wanted to do that, too. Most didn't, but one girl did.

Here's another funny story about him. He once got crab lice. He didn't go to the doctor. Instead, he went to the gas station, got some gasoline, doused his cock and pubes with gasoline, and then shaved every inch of his genital area.

RuyDiaz said...

When I was younger, I was more enticing than a string of cooch beads, and I was often dragged home by older women who usually had high powered jobs[...]

When I began a new job, a woman sent a message with a friend asking for a date, mentioning how she had a good job and was financially secure. And I'm not joking.

Seven Machos said...

It was a successful treatment, by the way. So if you need a home remedy for crab lice...

traditionalguy said...

The Dems are abandoning the Wild Weiner now. He may have too much seniority for Pelosi's future plans. But he will be hard to replace. Weiner was able to argue faster than a reporter could speak all the while fixing them with his glazed over eyes and self righteous certainty. That is one type of charismatic gift...the type that enables its carrier to slander the innocent faster than an MG 42 can fire.

bagoh20 said...

What happened to all the lefties around here? It's as if a plague broke out at Starbucks. Did something happen? Something embarrassing?

Fort said...

Sure Orson didn't end up well and along with it neither did Brando.

But they didn't anti-Buckley nearly so much as unter ess omhpsuhnn.

Mosty because brando was not serious off celuloid and Orson lacked Buckley's Buckleyesgueness.

bagoh20 said...

"self righteous certainty"

Yea, I just watched that video of the lying bastard from earlier in the week. Goddamned psycho. To watch it knowing what we know now is flat out scary. I could not lie that aggressively even with a lot of practice. Gifted man.

Joanna said...

A better answer might be that women just don't have the urge to have random, meaningless sex as much as men do.

Women just don't want to have sex for the sake of having sex. They need something behind it. You know emotion, love and all that crap.

In my social world, that's not the case. But I don't think my circle of friends is a good representation of the rest of the country.

bagoh20 said...

Joanna,

Any friend of yours is a friend of mine. I'm sweet like that.

RuyDiaz said...

I follow bagoh in his generosity. We all want to share.

John Lynch said...

Breitbart's genius is letting people run their mouths before dropping the hammer. He keeps doing it, they keep falling for it.

All these scandals do is sort people by what side they're on.

JAL said...

To watch it knowing what we know now is flat out scary.

They played it on Nightline ... the clips of Weiner flat out lying to them.

And I must say, Terry Moran seemed somewhat ... shaken, maybe, in that impeturbable ABC anchor way.

JAL said...

It takes something like this for *some* (-- obviously "FAKE!" being the bizarre exceptions --) to notice.

So -- rape rape is one thing.

What is this?

Liar liar?

A liar -- so what!

Is he a lying liar? Or just a run of the mill politician variety liar?

But now he has shown us he is a despicable egregious liar liar.

Oh my. If he weren't a Democrat we'd know what to do!! Twitter twitter!!

Fen said...

Acorn, Planned Parenthood, NPR and now Weiner.

Brietbart is 4-0.

And a bunch of "journolists" in the MSM are left looking like intellectual whores that were brutally used.

Its a good day. I'm heading over to Democratic Underground with some popcorn. Should be fun reading.

Carl Vero said...

Liberals' levitation lacking luster:
Biden tried it on a lame man, using oral commands; Obama tried it on the US economy, using porculus; Weiner tried it on his weiner, using whatever he thought clever.

The liberal track record is better at hijacking the truth:
Whenever a lying liberal is twisting in the winds of veracity, his comrades start huffing and puffing to blame conservatives. It matters not that the tales defy logic and one another; it's easier to sell a sweet lie than a harsh truth. Under FDR's reign this tactic was called 'maneuvering', the current administration has renamed it 'designated devolving'.

Fen said...

Daily Kos:

"2) Anthony Weiner does not look like that. Go to his website – he has more hair and his complexion is not that dark. Also, having heard him speak many times, I know he does not talk like the guy in the press conference. He’s a lot more combative, louder, and funnier."


*snicker*

Bruce Hayden said...

Breitbart's genius is letting people run their mouths before dropping the hammer. He keeps doing it, they keep falling for it.

The libs have someone they can hate now more than they hate Rush.

His timing here was exquisite. The slow water torture. Was he being coy? Or did he really have the goods, as he slowly parceled them out? Nothing like being able to milk this to the extreme effect.

Fen said...

Weiner deliberately falsely accused Breitbart of a federal crime.

He should sue him. Ruin him. Make him an object lesson so the next Giles or O'Keefe or Meade doesn't have to deal with it.

Fen said...

BTW, Gateway Pundit was also on top of this the whole way.

As they were with the Madison protests.

hat tip and *bookmarked*

Kansas City said...

I never read the Daily Kos, but I went over there to see this and was astonished at the juvenile nature of the posting. It is not just partisan; it is childish and ignorant.

I even think many of the commenters took seriously the satirical dairy that made it up on Kos claiming the Weiner news conference was a fake and it was not really him.

The comment cited by Ann was superb.

Trochilus said...

What I want to know is how someone managed to hack the website of a known wing nut like Ann Althouse, post on her blog, and uber-spoof it with this fake-but-real thread from Daily Kos, one, I would add, (the original) that was updated repeatedly, but this one of which contains key "adjustments" integrated into the original, but with "shadow" inserts that were cleverly intended to convey the impression that Kos (and commenters) harbored subtle but unmistakable paranoid tendencies -- it's like they don't know that we read the original thread MANY TIMES! And I suppose ALL of this was done without Althouse OR her "sidekick" Meade noticing a thing? Come on! Did they think no one would notice?

The Crack Emcee said...

Seven Machos,

Crack -- Is that how Kos started?

Yes. I just woke up - let me get my coffee and I'll find the links.

The Crack Emcee said...

Seven Machos, I've got two for you:

First, some background on the Kos Kids.

Second, a reminder of how they work - brought to us by "Charles" when he was trying to fly (bike?) right. Fucking hilarious.

That either of them have gotten this far is a condemnation of the whole of modern society.

ken in sc said...

I am surprised at the number of people who have never heard of the Mexican bead trick. I learned about it when I was about eight years old. Somebody's older brother had been to Tijuana.

Seven Machos said...

Thanks, Crack. Fascinating.

Not surprising, though. I know many leftists who are closet astrology lovers. The overlap would be an interesting thing to explore from a philosophical and psychological standpoint.

The Crack Emcee said...

7M,

I know many leftists who are closet astrology lovers. The overlap would be an interesting thing to explore from a philosophical and psychological standpoint.

I see them as what they are - The NewAge Movement - as real as The Christian Right, or The Moral Majority, or what have you. Only their structure - which mirrors Al Qaeda's - is different and allows them the freedom to work undetected. That, and the fact so many in the press are in bed with them.

I sincerely think it's the biggest unreported religious story - if not the biggest story, considering their interests and influence, within and outside of politics - of our time.