June 16, 2011

At the Longview Café...

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... everything looks beautiful.

Were you watching Weiner wave bye-bye? I was not. We were out biking the Capital City Trail, whence I shot this photograph. But I set the DVR before we left, and I've watched it now. Does Weiner have a future? I say he does. He just needs to go through a refractory period.

65 comments:

garage mahal said...

We went from a Weiner scandal to a Boehner scandal

Uh oh.

Shouting Thomas said...

Who's going to help the poor boy get it back up?

garbage, you are absolutely hysterical today. You are so determined to find a compensatory Republican scandal.

MadisonMan said...

Isn't it beautiful today?

What a great early summer.

I watched the Wiener thing on-line for a bit, but clicked off as he was saying his mother was a schoolteacher, yadda yadda yadda.

One less politician in DC, temporarily.

E.M. Davis said...

Apparently Boehner has a fondness for DC-comics named women.

nevadabob said...

"Were you watching Weiner wave bye-bye?"

What kind of a moron, in this economy, and with a brand new baby on the way, quits a $178,000/year job when he didn't have to?

This guy is the KING of DUMBASS.

Sofa King said...

I predict Weiner will get his own show on MSNBC. "The Full Monty with Anthony Weiner"

AJ Lynch said...

Libruls always get 2nd chances. Conservatives not so much.

nevadabob said...

I'd say Huma has likely put Flashy Tony in the "refractory period" zone permanently.

That's like, way worse than the "friend zone."

She still has Hill after all, to satisfy her needs.

Patrick said...

Well, Garage, I'll take comfort in the fact that we were constantly told during the Edwards deal that the Enquirer was not to be trusted!

Actually, they seem to have a habit of getting that stuff correct from time to time. I am extremely suspicious, however, based upon the characterization of Boehner as "ruggedly handsome." Maybe titus can correct me, but I'm pretty sure they've got the wrong guy.

chickenlittle said...

From the link:
According to some studies, 18-year-old males have a refractory period of about 15 minutes, while those in their 70s take about 20 hours

Interpolating those facts, Weiner should be hard again after about 10 hours.

There is something fascinating about science. One gets such wholesale returns of conjecture out of such a trifling investment of fact.
~Mark Twain link

clint said...

He and Client 9 can do a news show on CNN.

Maybe he can even be the "neutral moderator" at the presidential debate next year...

nevadabob said...

"The Full Monty with Flashy Tony Weiner"

FIFY

Now it's a buy.

rhhardin said...

Armstrong and Getty suggest Weiner has a future as a male dancer.

garage mahal said...

garbage, you are absolutely hysterical today. You are so determined to find a compensatory Republican scandal.

It's in the Enquirer! Therefore, Mickey Kaus and Althouse will be all OVER this. Boner/Weiner 2012!

SunnyJ said...

Future? He never even hit pause here. While he resigned, he signaled he's just moving into something else, probably got bigtime job offer from Dems to go away.

Garage, my daughter use to try that technique when she was 3 yrs old.
Mom: "Who pulled all of these clothes out of the drawer and through them all over the floor?"

Child: Looks around, spots our dog, "Beauby did it."

Didn't really work then, and sure isn't going to work now. We are not playing pin the weiner on the politician. Because I am an educator, you do get credit for effort. But, unlike the social justice educators, I do not redistribute the grade point...so it's still and Fail.

nevadabob said...

"Does Weiner have a future? I say he does."

Gee, I wonder if he'll get that Twitter endorsement deal? Anybody else want to sign up to Twitter and see your career go up in somke?

Think yfrog needs a spokesman?

Facebook?

The Drill SGT said...

Inability to have an erection can also be caused by one's wife sharpening a knife and placing it on the nightstand.

PS: What's the status of his campaign warchest. Can he spend it? If so, he apparently has $5mil

chickenlittle said...

@Garage: Bonergate won't have legs until somebody falsely accuses your nemesis Breitbart of involvement.

Michael said...

Boehner was hacked, Garage, nothing to see. He has a team working on finding the culprits. I think it may be the same team the dick man used for a few days.

So he screwed around with some middle aged women. What is wrong with that? Thought that was perfectly permissible in the sophisticated liberal circles.

nevadabob said...

"It's in the Enquirer!"

OMFG you don't read that trashy tabloid rag do you? Believe in UFO's probably too, eh Garage? Say hi to Elvis for me.

Loser.

The Drill SGT said...

Sad, Garage, but I'd believe the Inquirer story over the NYT. Says alot about how the Grey Lady has slipped.

Remember their big McCain adultery expose? The one with no facts?

deborah said...

Mais oui, Michael, it is in the manner of the French.

nevadabob said...

"Inability to have an erection can also be caused by one's wife sharpening a knife and placing it on the nightstand."

Or, as in Weiner's case, just putting the toenail clippers within reach.

deborah said...

Weiner would probably make a good loud-mouthed talk show host.

Rialby said...

Well, if Boehner is horndogging it around DC, he should quit too. They should all quit. I'm all for the revolving door for any and all politicians. Trust me, we're safer if the folks at the top are not permanently installed.

Seeing Red said...

Since I don't like Bonehead - mehhh


good.

Almost Ali said...

What a way to ruin a perfectly lovely day. Especially since I walk the roads and byways searching for these little, out-of-the-way cafes - but certainly not see the obnoxious, Brooklyn Weiner soiling my table.

chickenlittle said...

Althouse wrote: At the Longview Cafe

LOL! I get it now. "Longview" w/ lyrics

Apt choice.

Chip Ahoy said...

Dewya wanna hear something otallytay upidstay? So far today people from all over the country north, south, east, and west, plus Mexico and Canada, which are actual countries, are using Bing.com and Yahoo image search for "Callista Gingrich" and getting this page I dun, and that makes me feel real HaHaHaHaHa real bad. Man, I'm having that déjà thing all up and down again.

chickenlittle said...

wv = "congr" Too much for one day.

traditionalguy said...

Refracting sounds so Full Functioning . Do Dem men have to go to Refractories? And can the full functioning Dem male refract without professional help? Dem politicians have taught me so very much about sex. Is this why they talk so much about tea bagging ...maybe that helps them to refract?

Drew said...

It's in the Enquirer!

It was in the Enquirer. In February. If nothing's come of it by now, . . . well . . .

Seeing Red said...

... lobbyist in August 1997....


1997?


7!! LOLOLOL


Love the headline!


John Boehner Sex Probe


She was in her 30s at the time??

30s THE HORROR!

Bubba & the feminists made it all right......man in power, sweet younger thing


It's the good they do for the people


It's all about THE PEOPLE GM.


His wifee might already know & happy she doesn't have to perform.

garage mahal said...

Sad, Garage, but I'd believe the Inquirer story over the NYT.

Perhaps. We shall see. Inquiring minds want to know!

As my whimsy leads me.. said...

Initially I thought that was the Cincinnati Enquirer, then I ran into the exclamation point.

Toy

Original Mike said...

1997? Snort!

PatCA said...

Seems positively Clintonian!

Wonder why.

rhhardin said...

Randy turtle does croc, via classicalvalues.com

Carol_Herman said...

Proving Truman's line "if you want a friend in DC, get a dog."

The man is ruined. His marriage, if it isn't a fraud, is also a bust.

While he played his political cards "stupidly."

During his "mews" conference, someone in the audience asked him? "Is it longer than 7-inches?" Heck, even Monica wasn't asked how long it was.

Sometimes, your 15-minutes of fame can feel like an eternity.

Is there still a fetus, growing?

deborah said...

Crocs are hot.

Jean said...

thanks alot Anne, I always called it the "time" he wanted a sandwhich and she wanted a hug

AJ Lynch said...

Chip - I did not think Callista could be made any scarier. But you did!

NYTNewYorker said...

Garage-JOHN BOEHNER SEX PROBE
Published on: February 2, 2011

That's it? That's all you have?
This is your bombshell rebuttal to Weiner?

yea.

X said...

Does Weiner have a future? I say he does

you assumed he came clean at his confessional press conference. and then the other shoes started dropping. there's more to come.

you also believe Huma is pregnant, based on the Weiner's assertion. I'm sure he'll hold the football for you this time.

I'll have to admit I was wrong too. I thought he'd sacrifice his balls to stay in Congress.

yashu said...

Off topic, re Obama in Puerto Rico:

Obama acted with his usual statesmanlike tact. He was there only 4 hours-- basically a fund-raising stop. A lunch had been prepared for Obama at La Fortaleza (the governor's residence). Obama blatantly snubs the Governor and instead has a sandwich at a bakery-cafe with the opposition party leader (the governor's opponent in the next election)-- quite the photo-op. Of course, this got plenty of play in the PR MSM. It's obvious to every Puerto Rican that Obama set out to embarrass the governor-- it was una falta de respeto.

Oh, did I mention that the governor of Puerto Rico happens to be a Republican? Seriously-- is Obama the most stupidly (emphasis on stupidly) partisan, petty, passive-aggressive President ever?

Anyway, the big cover headline yesterday on one of the top 3 island newspapers: SOLO VINO POR EL BILLETE (he only came for the cash). Obama met very briefly with some very rich contributors (who had to pay extravagantly for the privilege) and made off with almost a million dollars. Other than that, he dispensed the usual platitudes & empty promises. (Especially inane-- hence amusing-- since it was dubbed into Spanish; you can watch the interview here.)

I think the collective feeling most Puerto Ricans have for Obama after his oh-so-historic trip here is a big roll-of-the-eyes "ugh".

In fact, you can see a picture of that sandwich (medianoche) meeting at Drudge today, illustrating an apparently unrelated story (Obama's raffling off a "casual" dinner with him, for the poor regular folks that Obama's all about, as opposed to big bad special interests, which of course he has nothing to do with: isn't he just wonderful).

edutcher said...

Since Huma got the cover she needed to go on with her (ahem) life and The Weiner has worn out his welcome at Castle Grande, he's toast.

Nobody gains by helping him.

Ann Althouse said...

Does Weiner have a future? I say he does. He just needs to go through a refractory period.

You're flirting with Pinkerton again, you little minx.

PS Nice pic. You're showing good sense. Go out and have a real life and let the Weiners of this world destroy themselves.

ricpic said...

Lap, lap, lap, dreams the water,
Above companionate dream clouds flow forth;
The strangest dream of all in the distance:
Capitol: that conflicted hearth.

rhhardin said...

Lawn today.

ricpic said...

Capital not Capitol. Yikes.

Chip S. said...

Were you watching Weiner wave bye-bye? I was not.

Neither was I.

What did he wave with?

HT said...

Tweet your meat, lose your seat.

chickenlittle said...

ricpic said...
Capital not Capitol. Yikes.

But I liked Capitol because the building is rotund and reminds me of my hearth.

HT said...
Tweet your meat, lose your seat.

How can you make any pudding if you don't tweet your meat? Stand still laddy!

AprilApple said...

Garage - that link is from February. Nice try, though.

k*thy said...

I took the new Badger trail down to Belleville on Sunday. Very nice ride. Tuesday, I took the new (water-weighted) pack and boots out to Devil's Lake. Beautiful day for that, too. Summer's been great!

ricpic said...

Thanks for noticing, chicken. And on reflection I think you're right.

Don't Tread 2012 said...

Just heard a joke a guy tried to tell the Dalai Lama (the real Dalai Lama!):

Reporter: So the Dalai Lama walks into a pizza parlor and asks the waitperson, "Can you make me one with everything?"

The look on the Dalai Lama's face after the interpreter tried to explain was priceless. he clearly didn't 'get it'.

LOL.

Chip S. said...

Too bad there's no video of that.

Don't Tread 2012 said...

@Chip

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KD1Ic3758Yw

traditionalguy said...

The spelling of the State Capitol is correct. A Capital is a head. You had me going there for a while. It is over their in the picture.

chickenlittle said...

traditionalguy said...
The spelling of the State Capitol is correct. A Capital is a head. You had me going there for a while. It is over their in the picture.


Madison, the capital city, has a capitol building.

I remember the difference because the "o" is like the rotunda.

PETER V. BELLA said...

What's with all this wishing him well stuff. Since when has our society devolved so low as to wish a perverted degenerate fiend well.

The guy is a whack job. He got what he deserved and if he does make any public comeback he should get it back in spades.

The people who wish him well or claim he can comeback are even more perverted and degenerate than he is. They are the enablers who make our society worse.

The only public comeback he should have is his obit.

William said...

The pictures destroyed his dignity. If he had been photographed against a bookcase while wearing pinstripes, there would have been more gravitas to his dicpics. You can't go wrong with pinstripes. Whatever you lose in sex appeal, you gain in dignity. I hope all Congressmen draw the appropriate lessons from this. You should spend as much time and money on your dicpics as you do on your passport photo. You just don't have a stately bearing while wearing a towel..... A professional photographer should write a book giving helpful hints for dick posing. Here's one. On a color xerox machine reproduce and reduce the size of a dollar bill by half. Then pose your dick next to the reduced dollar bill.

Penny said...

Oh, we haven't seen the last of Anthony Weiner. He'll be back. Quite like "The Terminator", although I am not referring to Arnold, so maybe that was a bad analogy? Arnold is soooo last month.

In any case, I think it's a good sign that Americans continue to stay on top of what their politicians do to..um.."relax".

Who knows? Maybe someday we'll all pay more attention to what they do when they're working.

Penny said...

And while we're talking about working, there's at least 14 million of us who are not.

Ha ha But Anthony Weiner...he was "workin' it"!

No downtime for anyone on their way up.

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