June 2, 2011

"I can’t say with certitude" ranks "somewhere below ‘no controlling legal authority’ and above ‘wide stance.'"

Said Chris Lehane, according to the Washington Post, which called him a Democratic "crisis-management specialist." (Cool job title.)

Lehane was comparing Anthony Weiner's statement about whether the notorious panties-pic depicts himself to "the infamous phrase that Vice President Al Gore used in 1997 to describe questionable fundraising activities, and then the one that then-Sen. Larry E. Craig (R-Idaho) used in 2007 to explain how he came to be arrested for lewd conduct after tapping the foot of an undercover officer in a restroom stall in the Minneapolis airport."

Ah, yes! It's a new entry in The Annals of Ineffective Denials.

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Larvell said...

I'm so busy trying to see if all those quotation marks in the title close properly that I don't have time to read the actual post.

t-man said...

"Panties"? Those were perfectly normal boxer briefs. Why are you trying to neuter Weiner?

nevadabob said...

Mother of the victim: "I'm really upset. I feel like he's a person of power and influence, who can make a statement and make all this go away," Carol Mizuguchi said, blasting Rep. Anthony Weiner for his continued snarky sidestepping.

"As her mother, I'm really upset," Mizuguchi told The Post. "I'm pissed off at that."

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Hoosier Daddy said...

The Craig incident still cracks me up. I had no idea soliciting for blowjobs in men's restrooms at airports was so prevalent that it warranted undercover cops to prevent.

I bet you really have to piss of the boss to get that assignment.

Milwaukee said...

Representative Weiner has even lost Chris Matthews. "How many pictures of yourself like this do you have?" Jon Stewart knows things with "certitude".

First, don't do anything stupid. Second, when you do, admit it and take your lumps. Had he owned up to his stupidity he would still have his career ahead of him. But the denial is turning into a swamp.

nevadabob said...

"... he's a person of power and influence ..."

That's right mom ... he's a person of power and influence. And he's sexually stalking a student online.

This is Congressional Sexual Harassment of the first degree and last time I checked, internet stalking is a crime. And since this is interstate stalking, it's a federal offense.

Democrat Rep. Anthony Weiner is getting away with his crimes only because the proper authorities refuse to properly investigate his specious claims of being hacked. They're turning a blind eye to his crimes because he is a powerful and influential member of the Democrat Party.

Well, mom ... I say more power to you. Put yourself in front of as many news cameras as you possibly can, because if you don't then this sexual predator will use his Congressional offices and our taxpayer dollars to make victim out of more innocent "fans."

Call Fox News mom. Give interviews to the New York Daily News. Call Rush Limbaugh's radio show today - I'll be they put you right on the air.

Do everything in your motherly power to spread your message of disgust at the willingness of the FBI to just look the other way whilst a member of Congress makes sport of your daughter's reputation.

You are her protector mom. Do your duty.

Get him, mom.

Get him. Before he strikes again.

Chuck66 said...

Best political quotes ever:

"Fake, but accurate" (Democrat talking about the forged Bush Air Guard docs)

"They have nothing in common. They represent a broad strata of Canadian society". (Headline below picture of 7 or so Islamic terrorist, all in traditional Islamic outfits).

The Drill SGT said...

I'm not an expect on looking at men's crotches, nor photography. Perhaps our hostess can look at the shot.

It appears to me to be a "top down look at weiner's cloth covered equipment.

That opens up a couple of questions:

1. has the Congressman previously made pictures and isn't sure this is one?
2. isn't sure if it has been altered?

Patrick said...

I'd like to know how much the idiot that advised him to say that is being paid. One would think not very much.

Scott M said...

You've got to love the "wide stance" reference. You've also got to love the fact that he claims to have hired a private security company rather than go to the Capitol Police or the FBI.

His handling of this whole situation has given it more legs than it probably deserves, but it couldn't have happened to a nicer, more amiable guy.

Jim said...

What's even more telling?

Huma's silence.

First rule of public relations sexual situation crisis management: be seen with your spouse at your side.

Has she been seen with Weiner AT ALL?

Has she even issued a perfunctory "I support my husband." statement?

NO and NO.

There's no doubt that Weiner's lawyer, if he's worth a dime, has been begging for something like this since the day he was hired.

That it's almost a week later with nary a peep from her tells you everything you need to know about whether or not Weiner's account was actually "hacked."

Scott M said...

Has she been seen with Weiner AT ALL?

Weren't they photographed holding hands a couple days back?

Chuck66 said...

Rules of political scandel: If you have no hope, don't drag it out. If you think you have some hope, come clean right away and admit what you did. Then say you have an alcohol problem and have entered treatment.

Mr. Wiener (heh heh) seems to think he can tap dance his way out of this. "I'm not sure if I took this shot of my dude or not. Can I see it again. Hmm, could be mine, but hard (heh heh) to say".

Shouting Thomas said...

Yes, Althouse, you've got to stop referring to men's drawers as panties.

We wear shorts or briefs or tighty whiteys.

You're having far too much fun with this panties BS.

Jim said...

I'd like to know how much the idiot that advised him to say that is being paid. One would think not very much.

I think you're probably being unfair to the "idiot." My guess is that he is probably giving lots of solid crisis management advice which isn't being followed because: a) he refuses to admit guilt, b) Weiner's wife won't play along, or c) Weiner's is such a crass know-it-all jackass that he thinks he can handle it better than by simply following the professional advice he is being given.

AllenS said...

I just looked at my vast collection of pictures, and there isn't one picture of me in my underwear. I'm like totally boring.

So, what does everyone think that Huma is doing about all of this? Do you think she's called her best friend Hillary and asked for advice? Bill was the grand poobah at the Weiner wedding. Too funny.

WV: hanes

I've said it before, and I'll say it again, Word Verification is all knowing.

ndspinelli said...

If you look up "sleaze" in the dictionary there's a photo of Chris Lehane.

Chris Matthews is giving the commencement @ Choate this weekend. A few years ago Karl Rove was scheduled to speak but the headmaster caved to pressure and cancelled Rove. Funny..no pressure to cancel Matthews.

Shouting Thomas said...

Or, as they say, Althouse is trying to get a rise out of the boys with this panties BS.

Cut it out.

And there will never be a phrase to match the "wide stance" legacy. That was one for the record books.

Jim said...

Scott M -

I stand corrected. They WERE photographed together in the immediate aftermath.

I found the photograph: here.

I'm sure our blog hostess could have a field day interpreting the body language in that photo:

a) they're holding hands, yes. But they are pretty much as far apart physically as humanly possible.

b) that look on her face isn't exactly a supportive one.

And I would add that this was before a lot of the work was done online debunking Weiner's initial excuses and before his disastrous press conferences and follow-up interviews.

So yes they were seen together once, but not nearly in the "supportive spouse" setting that a crisis management professional would advise. But the performance hasn't been repeated, and a lot has happened since then.

Michelle Dulak Thomson said...

I confess that to me the real mystery here is why a guy named Weiner would want his name pronounced as though it were "Wiener." Granted that either version would involve merciless teasing at school, but "whiner" has fewer, shall we say, angles for cruelty than "weener."

wv: madoer. I could do something with that word.

Scott M said...

To get all CSI on the topic, just for fun, Wolf should have pointed out the stitching on the fly and asked Weiner if he owns boxer-briefs of that type. I have almost exclusively boxer-briefs and have pairs from a lot of different manufacturers. I don't believe any of them have stitching that wide.

Shouting Thomas said...

The Craig incident still cracks me up. I had no idea soliciting for blowjobs in men's restrooms at airports was so prevalent that it warranted undercover cops to prevent.

I'm filing this under Tight Ass's incisive comments about the failure of women to give a decent blow job. Men would not be stalking in restrooms if they were getting a decent blow job at home.

Particularly a problem among white women who do not like to swallow Weiner.

I bet you really have to piss of the boss to get that assignment.

Depends, doesn't it, on your sexual orientation?

Scott M said...

I confess that to me the real mystery here is why a guy named Weiner would want his name pronounced as though it were "Wiener."

Agreed completely. The German in me says it should be pronounced "why-ner".

nevadabob said...

"Mr. Wiener (heh heh) seems to think he can tap dance his way out of this."

Meanwhile, the innocent student victim of his crimes is left to twist in the wind while Rep. Weiner gets a hand job from Wolf Blitzer.

When is the press going to do its fucking job and demand a proper investigation of these sex crimes by a sitting U.S. Congressman? And if he's right, and he has been hacked, an investigation is especially warranted.

The man appears to be a sexual predator, making sport of innocent young female "fans" who follow him on his Twitter feed - some below the age of consent (that's right, there are others you haven't heard about yet).

He's uploading to insecure public servers obscenely lewd pictures using his taxpayer funded secure Congressional telecommunications equipment. THis is a blatant use of taxpayer-funded equipment provided to Mr. Weiner for official Congressional use ... not for conducting a private pussy hunt.

Not to mention that he's endangering national security by making himself the target of potential blackmailers.

Rep. Anthony Weiner has alleged a felony crime against him has occurred: the hacking of his computer system and official communications feed. Where the hell is the Federal Bureau of Investigations? Why are they refusing to properly investigate these allegations?

Do Republicans have to threaten to cut the budget of the FBI to get their attention to these matters?

Can anyone just take over the accounts of a sitting U.S. Congressman and get away with it without so much as a lifted finger by our nation's vaunted and over-budgeted security apparatus?

What is wrong with this country? Why does it appear that Democrat Party officials can get away with committing any crimes they want against us, the citizenry? Without having to worry about anyone making "a federal case" out of their actions?

It's sickening and we're fucking fed up with these lecherous bastards getting away with murder just because they are persons of power and influence.

Mary Beth said...

He should have followed up "I can't say with certitude" with "because I usually go commando".

Carol_Herman said...

We can get back at this schmuck. Every time he calls his "package, without certitude," I say "potato."

By the way, now he is totally scripted. At first, he did have a look akin to horror, when he tried to duck and speak all at once.

But now? He's rather enjoying his limelight. And, what's not to see here? Pelosi, in front of cameras, always said false statements. It's a Jackass thing. It belongs to that party as a whole.

And, not only does he have a small cock, he has a small potato.

traditionalguy said...

Weiner has fallen into the same kind of traps that he and debbie Wasserman lay as snares for GOP entitlement reformers. He is said to be guilty of a terrible sounding crime...although the actual facts don't add up to any such guilt. But the more he discusses it, the more people learn about the terrible charges. Now go prove that you are innocent, Mr Weiner. A political Catch-22 has caught you, Mr Weiner.

Fred4Pres said...

Weiner sunk himself by getting combative with the press and looking guilty. Because most of us pick up on those cluse and take it as a credibility issue.

There is a remote chance he is a victim and just inept in dealing with this. But I seriously doubt it. The far more likely explaination is the obivous one: He accidently tweeted the image, is trying to mitigate this politically, and does not want to make things worse by getting the police and FBI involved because a false statement would be very serious.

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john said...

Jim -

The "wide stance" is now defined as the distance between her and her husband in that photo.

Any why isn't Ann all over him wearing shorts in public? (The burmudas that is, not the panties.)

AllenS said...

Can you imagine what would happen if Twitter announced that they were going to get to the bottom of this and defend their name and brand?

Fred4Pres said...

traditionalguy, this is not a catch 22. A catch 22 does not mean being in a bad situation because you have to admit the truth. There was a wiener picture and it was on Weiner's twitter account, and it was sent to some 21 year old chick with big breasts. That is not something I would like to explain to the world (and especially my wife) if it happened to me.

And if it was really a hack, I would be yelling that to the heavens and filing a police report.

That Weiner is not saying that or filing a police report tells you what this is about. As Freeman noted the other day: Weiner can't handle the truth.

rhhardin said...

It's hyperbolic doubt. It's used to set off modern philosophy.

"How do you know it's a ball of wax? You don't see all of it. All you really see is the front surface."

An arch-deceiver is next.

All that saves you from doubt is that God keeps his eye on it all the time.

Lem said...

The questions regarding the incident continued into a fourth day, fueled in part by the fact that the controversy is perfect early-summer fodder for cable news and that it involves a lawmaker who is both an intense partisan and an adept user of new media.

Scott M said...

Oh, and you are wrong.

I'd agree. Across the length and girth of my experience, I've only run into a couple that fit ST's bill. This constitutes a very small percentage the willing. Non-whites are roughly the same, roughly.

Agreed. Get out more, ST.

Trooper York said...

Hey little sister what woman have you done?
Hey little sister who's the only one?
Hey little sister who's your weinerman?
Hey little sister who's the one you want?
Hey little sister look at my pop gun!

It's a nice day to start again.
It's a nice day for a weiner wedding.
It's a nice day to start again.

Hey little sister who wife you're with?
Hey little sister what's your vice and wish?
Hey little sister pop gun (oh yeah)
Hey little sister who's your weinerman?
Hey little sister check my pop gun!

It's a nice day to start again (come on)
It's a nice day for a weiner wedding
It's a nice day to start again.

nevadabob said...

"Weiner sunk himself by getting combative with the press and looking guilty."

I understand what you're saying here, Fred, but I would just remind everyone that Weiner sunk himself by taking an obscenely lewd photograph with his taxpayer-issued Blackberry telephone. And was this the only one? Think so?

Weiner sunk himself the moment he began spending time not being a Congressman but instead using Twitter as his personal Groupie Management System.

Weiner sunk himself by illegally using the wires we pay for to transmit obscenely lewd photographs to students across interstate lines ... which is a felony crime.

Weiner sunk himself by his own sick perverted actions.

The press are enabling this behavior in these lecherous Democrat Party Congressman by actively helping them to cover up their messes when they burst forth from under the waistband in sickening orgasms of lewd images and barely legal sexual predations.

Dana Bash and her producer at CNN are the only members of the press thusfar which have done any journalism in this matter. They asked tough questions and they are the only ones so far to have asked tough questions and all they got in response was canned pre-prepared bullshit talking points about fucking pies.

WTF?

Weiner has nobody to blame for this mess but himself because he's spending his time and our money organizing a harem of groupies for his dick flash parties instead of representing the constituents of the 9th Congressional district of New York.

It's sickening that the authorities we pay to prevent these sorts of crimes are instead deliberately looking the other way.

I say we cut their high-paying salaries and have another look at their overstuffed pension funds that, really, we can't afford to pay anyway. If we can't expect the FBI to do its fucking job, why should we continue paying these exorbitant salaries and benefits?

It's time to save ourselves some money and cut the FBI budget and stop funding their over-generous pensions.

Lem said...

Goggle Weiner Resignation Watch.

Put a fork on the Weiner..

Shouting Thomas said...

... you are a racist and it is tedious.

You win the Complete Fucking Jackass Award for this thread for finding yet another idiot way to scream racist!

You've brought new meaning to the word Stupid Jackass.

Congratulations!

edutcher said...

They forgot, "Ah did not have sex with that woman, Mizz Lewinsky", but only because one must consider who said it.

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Chuck66 said...

One of the reasons the Republicans got their asses handed to them in 2006 and 2008 was due to congressman thinking that their jobs was a gateway for special things.

Now we see Demcorats doing the same thing. From military jets being used for personal taxis, to incredible amounts of foriegn travel ("fact finding"? Yeah, right), to trolling for little girls.

I wish we could go back to having state and national legislators being part time gigs with minimal pay and benies.

Shouting Thomas said...

Text book definition of racist, as near as I can tell.

You are the text book version of a Fucking Idiot Jackass. As far as I can tell.

Go stick a dildo up your ass.

Shouting Thomas said...

And, Sixty Grit, since I can't reach through the screen and beat you into even deeper unconsciousness, I can only hope that you act out this Stupid Jackass thing in public and get the severe ass kicking you deserve.

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garage mahal said...

nevadabob is still VERY concerned!

lulz

Shouting Thomas said...

No, Sixty Grit, you're just acting like an asshole.

I'm fine.

But, you deserve an ass kicking.

Hope you do this shit in public.

Sooner or later, somebody will take care of you.

Comrade X said...

At long last Mr. Wiener, please step down so our boxerbrief national nightmare can be over.

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nevadabob said...

"nevadabob is still VERY concerned! "

We should all be ... the victim of a heinous crime is being ignored by the Federal Bureau of Investigation that we pay to investigate crimes.

Can we afford to give them the money, but get nothing in return? I think in these tight budgetary times and epic budget deficits that we can't afford to continue to do that.

Either Mr. Weiner is the innocent victim of a horrendous attempt to end his career by a hacker ... or the student he is sexually harassing and stalking is the innocent victim of a predatory member of Congress and has been left by the FBI to twist in the wind while her reputation is put asunder.

Either way ... the victim of a crime is not being treated fairly by the authorities we pay to conduct impartial criminal investigations in our country.

And if we can't expect the FBI to investigate crimes, then we should get to cutting their salaries, end their generous benefits and have another look at their horribly expensive and undeserved pensions.

We're under no legal obligation to continue to pay these pensions if we can't expect to get the service we pay for.

A horrible crime has been committed against a sitting United States Congressman (if we take him at his word). It demands official investigation.

Demands it.

garage mahal said...

Get a fucking grip.

Trooper York said...

garage mahal said...
Get a fucking grip.

That's what Weinerman texted when he sent the photo of his junk to that coed.

Trooper York said...

Meanwhile Hummus screams in vain.

Shouting Thomas said...

Jesus, Sixty Grit, you must have been dropped on your head as a baby.

You are a supreme asshole.

How many teeth do you have left? Can't be very many if you persist in this type of behavior.

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nevadabob said...

Weiner's shifting alibi have caused him to lose one of his most ardent media supporters ... noted journalism critic and Democrat Party booster Howard Kurtz (formerly of the Washington Post).

Kurtz: "... After listening to Weiner bob and weave and talk about how photographs can be manipulated, and how he’s called in experts to determine whether that is or isn’t his junk, I have to say: he’s not acting very smart. The explanations seem increasingly bizarre. In the court of public opinion, at least, Weiner has forfeited the presumption of innocence.

That's a far cry from "this whole thing appears to be faked." That was Howard Kurtz's initial response to the Weiner reports. But since then, he's backtracked and now believes there's something to the Weiner allegations.

Kurtz has now come to believe, based on the shifting stories put out by Weiner and his bizarre media appearances, that the story may not only be true, but that it's not the end of the story.

Kurtz: "His continued insistence that some hacker had sent the photo is a bit more suspect in light of his non-denial denials of the other details. The Twitter exchange he had with a porn star sounds a little more incriminating."

Shouting Thomas said...

Here is the ultimate answer to Sixty Grit's world class stupidity. Now, SG, stop acting like an asshole.

Trooper York said...

Hey Sixty and Shouting. Youse guys are two of my favorite commenters of all time and you have a lot more in common than you do have differances. Take a step back and a breath.

Youse guys hate the same stuff. Affirmative action, liberals and Congressmen who text photos of their weiners.

Look at the big picture.

Give peace a chance.

Trooper York said...

I hate it when we fight.

Comrade X said...

Howard Kurtz is right!

about the johnson thing.

Trooper York said...

Let's get back on track and do something we can all agree on.

Let's make fun of Garage Mahal.

Seriously...you know you want to!

Shouting Thomas said...

I hate it when we fight.

I'm always in favor of Giving a Piece a Chance.

Trooper York said...

Wasn't Kurtz the big fat guy at the end of Apocalypse Now ?

I thought he was dead? Didn't Charlie Sheen's father shoot him or something?

William said...

In one of his interviews Weiner said that "the photo may have been taken out of context." Someone brief me (haha), on the variety of contexts there are for such pictures. He also used the small dick defense. He claimed that the package seemed more impressive than his own. Good one. He must be telling the truth. Only a rigidly honest man (haha) would admit to having an unimpressive package......Size like beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder. Jon Stewart and Weiner claim that the package is enviable; commenters here claim that it is pitiable. I would defer to the opinion of Titus in this matter. He finds it worthy. My own opinion is that for a sitting Congressman, he wears cheap and uncomfortable underwear.....At any rate, "I can't say with certitude" is by no means the most asinine thing Weiner has said about the affair. They're not exactly covering for him, but the absurdity of his position deserves much sharper ridicule.

nevadabob said...

Kurtz goes on to suggest, in a thinly-veiled free-advice piece surely directed solely at Democrat Rep. Anthony Weiner, that he should come clean ... or perhaps suffer the fate of John Edwards and see a federal indictment in his future.

Kurtz (on the one hand): "When Chris Lee, an upstate New York Republican, was caught sending a shirtless photo to a woman on Craigslist, he resigned his House seat within hours. ... Eliot Spitzer quit two days after the New York Times revealed that he was patronizing prostitutes. ... None of them mitigated the damage, but they spared themselves the tortured path of continued deceit.

Kurtz (on the other hand): A conspicuous exception was John Edwards, who denied both having an affair with his campaign videographer and fathering her child until he was busted on both counts by the National Enquirer. He now faces possible indictment for misuse of campaign funds.

Message: It can go easy, or it can go hard. Pick a road, Tony.

Kurtz: "Sending a young woman a lewd photo is not an impeachable offense, but it is monumentally bad judgment. Saying you’re not sure if that’s you in the gray underwear is unimpeachably stupid. Yes, the media are enjoying Weinergate a little too much. But the Congressman has no one to blame but himself."

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garage mahal said...

Let's make fun of Garage Mahal.

You go ahead and make front of Truth, Light, Justice, and the American Way.

Lava said...

I love the way this whole matter has apparently made it possible for everyone to use "locker room patois" at every possible turn...if the spectacle wasn't so demeaning, it would almost be comical.

Scott M said...

Thanks, Troop, I do feel that racism against white women should not go unchallenged. Anyone who continues to spew such vile hatred needs to get a grip.

Since someone used the word "textbook" shouldn't we be more precise if we're going to be at one another's throats? A textbook definition of racism requires the racist to have a position of authority or power over the target in question, don't they? Otherwise it's just prejudice, isn't it?

Shouting Thomas said...

Thanks, Troop, I do feel that racism against white women should not go unchallenged. Anyone who continues to spew such vile hatred needs to get a grip.

Our great Knight in Shining Armor stands up for the oppressed white women suffering from vile hatred.

Sixty Grit, did you watch that video? Do you have any clue how stupid you are acting?

I'm all for Giving a Piece a Chance. But, your kind of stupidity is beyond satire.

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johnroberthenry said...

I spent some time reading about Huma Abedin Weiner on Scroogle yesterday. The more I find out about her, the more questions I have.

In any event, I found this comment from Anthony Weiner to Wolf Blitzer interesting:

"Weiner said the episode has been particularly difficult for his new
wife, Huma Abedin, a top aide to Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton.

"I'm hoping my marriage survives the first anniversary," he told Blitzer."

If Weiner didn't do it, why would it be difficult for his marriage? Why would his marriage be in so much trouble that he could even raise the possiblity of it not lasting another 40 days? Even if he were joking.

Does Huma think he actually did send the pictures? Is she upset about them?

Or does she believe that he did not send the pics and is upset about the way he is handling it?

Or is she upset because this is drawing attention to her and may lead to some discomfitting questions being asked about who she is and why she is privy to top level stuff in the State Dept?

I hope someone asks for more elaboration.

I think Weiner is toast. He should just resign and get it over with. I suspect that he is gone by Friday evening.

I think Huma and her background may be a far more interesting story. Weiner is merely a congressman behaving badly. So what else is new?

Huma may have national security implications.

John Henry

Shouting Thomas said...

I am, however, willing to form a united front to persecute and oppress garbage.

Scott M said...

if the spectacle wasn't so demeaning, it would almost be comical.

Oh, it's still comical.

Trooper York said...

Garage you are not Superman.

Superman is a Giants fan.

Shouting Thomas said...

You guys realize I'm supposed to be working, right?

Trooper York said...

You are ok as long as you don't email a photo of your Johnson to Michelle Malkin. Just sayn'

Shouting Thomas said...

Shit, that Michelle is one beautiful fishhead.

I was thinking of sending her a pic of my Johnson!

I asked my girlfriend if she would like a pic and she said it wasn't necessary.

One of the best things about the Flips is that they seem completely exempted from the PC requirements about racist and sexist talking.

Whenever I'm at a fishhead gathering, they talk like racists and sexists and laugh their asses off at it. The whites don't seem to care, either.

The PC rules only seem to apply to whites.

Moose said...

Looks like Sully is starting a new "View from your Windows" series: http://andrewsullivan.thedailybeast.com/2011/06/harder-and-harder.html

nevadabob said...

"You guys realize I'm supposed to be working, right?"

If Obama had paid any attention whatsoever to the economic problems of average Americans and the unemployment figures, I might be working and wouldn't have so much time to be so concerned about Anthony Weiner's extracurricular activities.

Certainly I wouldn't have time to spend 5 days writing non-stop to end his fucking Congressional career.

So, Obama could be helping Democrats - if he'd get his eye back on the ball and start the country producing jobs for Americans.

Or I can just continue to freelance.

Up to him.

I have plenty of time.

Ignorance is Bliss said...

Can't really blame him for not having completed his investigation. It appears he's rather short staffed.

nevadabob said...

"It appears he's rather short staffed."

Yeah ... that one's definitely not keeping his eye on the balls.

RuyDiaz said...

Garage you are not Superman.

He is, at most, Supermanco; he's definitely lacking a body part, though I'm not sure whether it's one of his hands.

edutcher said...

Trooper York said...

Hey Sixty and Shouting. Youse guys are two of my favorite commenters of all time and you have a lot more in common than you do have differances. Take a step back and a breath.

Youse guys hate the same stuff. Affirmative action, liberals and Congressmen who text photos of their weiners.

Look at the big picture.

Give peace a chance.


No, you don't say, "Give peace a chance", that's for Commies.

What you say is, "The important thing is we're all Americans and we need to stick together".

(of course, you don't say that near Titus)

PS Saw your pics of your backyard(?). Nice job in such a small space.

Carol_Herman said...

As the noose tightens, Weiner is shifting from the differences in saying "sending" versus "tweeting."

Unfortunately, he doesn't even make his marriage look good.

Why do people still pay attention? Well, they're watching a suicide in progress.

Trooper York said...

Thanks edutcher. When it's small like that you have to work harder to make it fun.

Words to live by Congressman Weiner, Just sayn'

Roger J. said...

Troop is right, as always--back off the personal insults (well except in the case of J and Jeremy)

As for the subject of mens skivvies: I have opted for commando. Much cooler and reduces the amount of laundry that has to be done.--Something about swinging in the breeze :)

Revenant said...

A friend told me Weiner had made that remark. I figured he was joking.

When "I didn't inhale" sounds like a more plausible story than your own, it is time to throw in the towel.

Comrade X said...

this country needs a national conversation about underwear.

Scott M said...

Any guesses as to the number of seat-edges or ends of beds Weiner has sat on, head in hands, quietly muttering to himself over the past five days?

David said...

Rep. Weiner is a Putz, to use a term that he well understands.

He has been a Putz for most of his life, and all of his political life. He is a sniveling, arrogant, dishonest, manipulative, scheming Putz.

The photo incident brings this to wider attention, but anyone in the news media who has a moment's contact with him knows he's a Putz, and has known for some time.

The amazing thing is how guys life this get away with their Putziness for so long--some of them forever (You, Schermer.)

Trooper York said...

Going commando is not an option for someone who enjoys a few drinks at lunch Roger. I mean if you are not paying attention after you are taking a leak you might end up with zipperhear.

And I am not talking about Lieutenant Sulu.

Fred4Pres said...

I doubt Weiner will quit. He looks like a complete lying douchbag however, but his district will probably re-elect him anyway. But a mayor run is probably far less likely now. I predict that eventually Weiner admits it, followed by a week or two of rehab for being a twitterolic (it is a disease you know), followed by a likely divorce in a few months.

Comrade X said...

oh wait, we had one in 1992. I think that's how we got boxerbriefs.



WV:inchi. good one blogspotbot!

Scott M said...

Think Weiner will be exiled to the same island they sent Mark Foley to?

David said...

"And I am not talking about Lieutenant Sulu."

You meant Commander Solo?

Roger J. said...

Troop: thanks for the good advice,but leakage, unlike shrinkage, is controllable :)

Trooper York said...

When I was on jury duty this week they put me on a drunk driving case. They gave us a 2 hour lunch break so where should I go for lunch?

You guessed it. The bar.

I was hoping they would ask "How much do you drink sir?" And I could go "Whaddaya mean like today? Two pints and an Irish coffee for lunch."

That would have got me off the jury for sure.

But they dumped me anyway.

nevadabob said...

"As the noose tightens, Weiner is shifting from the differences in saying "sending" versus "tweeting."

Carol can you link me to this. I've not seen this latest change in Weiner's account of his actions. Thanks.

Trooper York said...

Wait that was zipperhead.

Man good thing I ain't in the freaking spelling bee!

Trooper York said...

Lieutenant Sulu is a zipperhead.

I thought Commander Solo was a Russki?

Comrade X said...

this case literally reminds me of the professor who hung a noose around her own doorknob

Scott M said...

this case literally reminds me of the professor who hung a noose around her own doorknob

Must have missed that one. In order to cry RACISTS falsely?

Trooper York said...

It's not leakage Roger. It's getting it caught in the zipper because you weren't paying attention and the little Trooper having a mind of his own.

Commando it just too risky.

Alex said...

It's all Breitbart smears/lies!!!! So what if Weiner is frog-marched soon, that doesn't prove anything!

Fred4Pres said...

Dan Collins and Enoch give us this gem:

It’s a beautiful day on the intertubes,A beautiful day for a boner,Would you be mine?Could you be mine?
It’s a neighborly day for my morningwood,A neighborly day for my weenie,Would you be mine?Could you be mine?
I have always wanted to have a coed just like you,
I think I’ll send my stiffy over the twattertubes.
So let’s make the most of this digital day,
Since I’m the sender, we might as well say,
Would you be mine?
Could you be mine?
Don’t you be my wiener.Won’t you please,
Won’t you please,
Please don’t you be my wiener.Spoken: Hi digital wiener, I’m glad we’re together again

Dust Bunny Queen said...

You go ahead and make front of Truth, Light, Justice, and the American Way.

nevadabob said...

"... this country needs a national conversation about underwear."

You know, it's really not about underwear. It's about a sitting United States Congressman using the secure telecommunications equipment we provide for him as a Groupie Management System for his collection of internet skank.

This man has too much time on his hands and he's spending our money organizing his "fan club."

Don't we pay enough in taxes? Do we have to keep funding their pussy safari's.

The federal budget deficit is $1.5 trillion dollars and yet Mr. Weiner believes that it is OK to use his government-issued secure tephone to transmit across state lines obscenity to be used to entice young students.

We need to take a stand, folks. These people think they can tax us and tax us and tax us and get away with anything they want to.

It's time to draw a line in the sand. These lecherous Democrat Congressmen are using our own tax dollars to become sexual predators of our innocent daughters.

Are we going to allow that kind of behavior, as a country? As a citizenry? Or or we going to demand an end to these obscenities?

It's time to make a stand.

Fen said...

Kurtz: "Sending a young woman a lewd photo is not an impeachable offense, but it is monumentally bad judgment"

Yank his security clearance. Review his wife's too.

Fred4Pres said...

From the Morningwood comments, A new-found Beatles’ tune:

Long Island Wood

I followed a girl
And I should say
She followed me
She DM’d a thong
I sent her good
Long Island Wood

I took a suave photo:
A tent in my gray BVDs
But I clicked the wrong button
And gave it a public release

I stood on the steps
Feisty and stiff
Facing the Press
Attack, Attack! was my plan
And then I clashed
With Dana Bash

She kept asking that question
Unwilling to give me a pass
But I wouldn’t answer
And called her producer an “ass”

And when I awoke
I was alone
Huma had flown
So I Tweeted “friends”
Isn’t it good
Long Island Wood

Trooper York said...

You know nevadabob is starting to sound a lot like Florida.

He must of moved.

Not that there's anything wrong with that.

nevadabob said...

"It's all Breitbart smears/lies!!!!"

Did Breitbart take that picture of Anthony Weiner's penis with Anthony Weiner's own secure Homeland Security-issued telephone?

I think not, sir.

Mr. Weiner has been caught admitting that he cannot say with any certainty that this is NOT his penis in that photograph.

Now, how is that a Breitbart smear?

Mr. Weiner doesn't even deny that the photo was Tweeted. He claims his accounts were hacked. So, how is that a Breitbart smear?

Mr. Weiner has not even characterized it as a smear. He claims to be the victim of a crime ... not a smear campaign.

You need to find a better spin, guy, because even Anthony Weiner has said this is not a smear campaign. He's said it is a crime that has been committed against him, a sitting U.S. Congressman.

MayBee said...

I love the way this whole matter has apparently made it possible for everyone to use "locker room patois" at every possible turn

I know! It reminds me of how the Tea Party protests somehow forced every respectable, gay friendly media outlet to start calling people "tea baggers".
Yesterday, Weiner made several penis jokes to reporters, as documented by Emily Miller.
So that's ok, I guess.

Those who most want to force certain rules of behavior and speech can barely live with their own rules, once the surface is scratched.

Trooper York said...

Drudge Report, June 2, 2011...
New facts have emerged in the Weinergate story. It appears that he widely circulated photo was not that of Congressman Weiner but rather clinical photos of the aftermath of the addadicktomey operation performed on Chasitity Bono. Congresswoman Mary Bono Mack fowarded these photo's to every memmber of Congress because she was so proud that she had a new stepson. Developing......

Martin L. Shoemaker said...

I would hardly say that "no controlling legal authority" was ineffective. Vice President Gore never had to answer for his violation of Federal law, did he?

wv: remons. When life gives you remons, remonstrate!

RuyDiaz said...

I know! It reminds me of how the Tea Party protests somehow forced every respectable, gay friendly media outlet to start calling people "tea baggers".

I think you are mistaken. Anderson Cooper is a little homophobic, and about as heterosexual as they come.

Lem said...

Tropper reminded me of Clinton's cigar. lol

Good one.

garage mahal said...

I doubt Weiner will quit. He looks like a complete lying douchbag however, but his district will probably re-elect him anyway.

Diaper Vitter called Louisiana prostitutes from the House floor. Which is worse?

Roger J. said...

Trooper--as always I listen to your advice, but going commando requires disciplie--the appropriate move is the tuck and zip--Nos tucking may subject you to the larry craig types who think you are importuning them--but to eliminate zipperhead failures, tucking is the prerequisite skill.

Scott M said...

Weiner. Hands down. Which is worse? Weiner or Foley?

Scott M said...

as always I listen to your advice, but going commando requires disciplie--

The same amount of discipline it takes to carry concealed. Roughly the same rules for pulling it out too.

Trooper York said...

Never take it out unles you are going to use it.

Trooper York said...

Keep the safety on.

Trooper York said...

Don't jerk the trigger too quickly.

Roger J. said...

Garage: they are both equally excrable--no one (except for you with old tu quoqe) has even raised the issue. Whats your point? you approve of the weenie man but disapprove of the whore man?
Please tell us what the difference is--they are both scum bags--well, except for the r or d behind their name.

Comrade X said...

the "we'll just have to win" strategy that Clinton used probably would work better if the dude's name wasn't Wiener or this wasn't about dick tweets. Either one.

Trooper York said...

Never clean it at the kitchen table cause it might go off by accident.

RuyDiaz said...

The same amount of discipline it takes to carry concealed. Roughly the same rules for pulling it out too.

I thought the idea of underwear was to 'carry concealed'?

garage mahal said...

Weiner. Hands down.

Of course. Calling prostitutes from the House floor and dressing up in diapers is worse than a boxer pic you don't even know was from Weiner. Haha. Good one.

Trooper York said...

Point it where you want to shoot it.

RuyDiaz said...

'Shoot small'--be precise in your targeting.

Trooper York said...

Remember it is your friend. If you are good to it...then it will be good to you.

RuyDiaz said...

Don't point, unless you intend to use it.

Trooper York said...

Many women are afraid of it but if you let them handle it and get familar with it then they will end up really enjoying using it.

They can have a lot of fun.

RuyDiaz said...

Controlled aggression works best.

Scott M said...

They can have a lot of fun.

Yes, but herein the analogy breaks down, unfortunately, as attempting to blow the wrong one can have extremely messy consequences.

On second thought...the analogy holds...firm.

Trooper York said...

Well it's not a perfect analogy because you do want the girls to put it in their mouth. Just sayn'

Martin L. Shoemaker said...

Scott M said...

A textbook definition of racism requires the racist to have a position of authority or power over the target in question, don't they?

No. If your textbook says that, get a better textbook, one that wasn't written by a racist ideologue. That ludicrous definition means that if a manager gets fired for being a racist, he is no longer a racist.

Trooper York said...

But it is still a pretty good analogy.

I mean I bet Hummus Weiner has never touched a gun either.

traditionalguy said...

The media don't really know how to handle interviews wit Weiner Man. They need to hire Jerry Springer to produce an interview that loosens up his high morality. It can be called Congressmen Gone Wild.

B said...

garage said:

"...Calling prostitutes from the House floor and dressing up in diapers..."

SENATOR Al Franken was calling prostitutes from the HOUSE floor? I didn't know that. Cite?

From the Senate floor, yeah, I'd have no problem believing that.

Scott M said...

That ludicrous definition means that if a manager gets fired for being a racist, he is no longer a racist.

I agree with you, which is why I couched it as "textbook", or in other words, "this is what academia thinks". Based on my own experiences at a very liberal college and the profs that tried to ply that bullshit.

Bruce Hayden said...

I think that Weiner's "I can't say with certitude" is an admission that it is, indeed, a photo of him in his underwear, and if not, at least an admission that he has in the past taken that sort of photo of himself and uploaded it to a public site.

His problem there with this quasi admission is that the only person who really could have taken that photo was him, unless he had someone leaning over his shoulder while he was in a state of partial undress. The angle is just wrong for anything else.

Most of us here can state with certitude that this isn't a picture of us for the simple reason that we haven't taken such a picture of ourselves and, even if we had, then uploaded it to a site such as twitter, etc. (Even ignoring type of underwear, etc.)

So, the certitude argument essentially is an admission that he has taken such a picture and has uploaded it. And, if he uploaded it at some point in the past, he most likely sent it to someone, and that person was most likely of the female persuasion (no evidence, at least yet, that he might be interested in the opposite persuasion).

That is what we know, at least to a fairly good extent, given his admissions.

That said, it is possible that he did get hacked, that the person hacking his system found the photo, and then sent it, or made like sending this, to that young lady.

Why might he have uploaded that picture? Keep in mind that he was a "player" until recently, when he finally wed. He may have sent it to his prospective bride, or maybe to another woman he was conversing with back then.

It will be interesting to see what ultimately happens and happened here.

Trooper York said...

Or it could have just been his year book photo.

Martin L. Shoemaker said...

Scott M, I misunderstood. My apologies.

edutcher said...

Trooper York said...

Lieutenant Sulu is a zipperhead.

I thought Commander Solo was a Russki?


You're thinking of Napoleon Solo.

His partner, anyway.

B said...
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B said...

garage said:

"Diaper Vitter called Louisiana prostitutes from the House floor. Which is worse?"

According to that unimpeachable source of straight talk, Wonkette. But did he? Was either of those accusations ever confirmed? If I recall, the accusation of frequenting DC and home district area prostitutes had some legs at least, but the diapers and the habit (which your choice of words insinuates) of calling from the house floor nonsense.

Tell you what, garage you hypocritical tool. Let's start with a confirmed low people in high places story like White House Billy and his Wandering Willy and work from there.

(removed, redacted for spelling, and reposted)

Michael said...

I would ask him to resign based on wearing gray underwear. What kind of person does that? Also, do grown ups wear that style?

Scott M said...

Yep. Boxer-briefs are, as the name implies, the best of both worlds. I've got a drawer full of 'em. Some of them gray.

Trooper York said...

Hey lets be fair. His Power Ranger underoos were in the wash.

Bruce Hayden said...

Why might this still be somewhat innocent, on the part of Weiner showing his wiener? (Assuming that he did get hacked)

This is the sort of thing that some aspiring players might do. But he may have actually done it in the past, before he was married. That would have been just bad taste, and little more. Maybe a woman sent a photo of herself, at least partially unclothed, and this was his response. That woman might even have been his bride to be.

The reason that I am throwing these hypotheticals around is that the guy just seems too smart to be screwing up so badly, unless there is at least a little flame with all the smoke. But this partial admission just doesn't go with a stonewall defense either. So, I am suggesting that maybe his problem is more the embarrassment of the photo itself, and not that it was sent to that woman, which seems to be what he is mostly denying. Or, to rephrase, he may be embarrassed that he uploaded the photo at some point in the past, but wasn't the one who sent it to that woman.

Of course, he could just be a run of the mill creeper or perv instead. I am just trying to see where giving him the benefit of the doubt might go.

garage mahal said...

Technically, Vitter did not call out to hookers from the House floor, but he did indeed take at least 4 calls from hookers while he was on the House floor.

We apologize for this inaccuracy!

AllenS said...

Trooper York said...
Never take it out unles you are going to use it.

Are we still talking about wieners?

nevadabob said...

"Technically, Vitter did not call out to hookers from the House floor, but he did indeed take at least 4 calls from hookers while he was on the House floor."

Neither Vitter nor Weiner should be in office. Both should resign, wouldn't you agree Garage?

MadisonMan said...

Mother of the victim

Why does receiving a lewd picture make someone a victim? I think it should make the sender a laughingstock. The receiver? They should just be a deleter.

Revenant said...

Diaper Vitter called Louisiana prostitutes from the House floor. Which is worse?

Garage is a reliable weather-vane for political scandal. When he switches gears from "the Democrat did nothing wrong" to "hey, look, a Republican did something bad" you know the Democrat in question is doomed.

nevadabob said...

"Why does receiving a lewd picture make someone a victim?"

So if a skeevy pervert like Weiner sends some lewd photos to your 12-year-old daughter, you'd be OK with that? She should just delete them after being forced to look at them? She's not a victim?

What if Weiner just flashes her his cock in the park?

Why is flashing her using technology different than flashing her in person?

AllenS said...

Trooper York said...
I mean I bet Hummus Weiner has never touched a gun either.

This is my rifle [presenting M1]; this is my gun [grabbing crotch]. This is for fighting [presenting M1]; this is for fun [grabbing crotch].

Well, there have been rumors about Huma.

RuyDiaz said...

Are we still talking about wieners?

Guns. I don't know what Trooper York was talking about, though; I clean my hands of whatever he said.

MadisonMan said...

So if a skeevy pervert like Weiner sends some lewd photos to your 12-year-old daughter, you'd be OK with that? She should just delete them after being forced to look at them?

No, she should forward them to the Police. Then she should delete them.

Victim, to me, connotes a powerless person cowering. It's silly to be reduced to that by an image. I'm not sure there's a better, concise word -- maybe recipient?

For what it's worth, none of my kids were online at age 12. For good reason.

Fred4Pres said...

garage mahal: Vitter and Weiner are about the same level of patheticness on some levels. Vitter we know actually acted on his infidelity--which is worse (and he may have had a diaper thing). Not sure if Weiner ever did.

But you recognize GM that by going down this road, you have basically got to the desitination of Weiner lying about his wiener. Welcome to reality. Clarity is a good thing.

Fred4Pres said...

Sending that picture to an adult woman, without more, does not make her a victim. Jeez Louise.

Now Huma can claim some victimhood here, if she wishes. My guess is she will deal with that with a quality legal team to but this episode of her life behind her.

DaveW said...

You guys are being incredibly unfair to Congressman Weiner. Of course he can't say with certitude whether or not that is a picture of his wiener.

Put yourself in his shoes. Would you know for sure if it was a picture of your wiener if it appeared that way after you were hacked?

My phone probably has 50 pictures of my wiener, and an untold number of pictures of other men's wieners. With all those wiener pictures how would I know if a given wiener picture was of my wiener? Oh, I could take a guess, but among the hundreds of wiener pictures that are in my gallery, as it surely must be for Rep. Weiner and everyone else, there's just no way I could swear whether one or the other was my wiener or not.

This is perfectly normal.

garage mahal said...

But you recognize GM that by going down this road, you have basically got to the desitination of Weiner lying about his wiener.

We'll see. You don't know who sent that tweet, and neither do I. This is interesting though

Ann Althouse said...

""Panties"? Those were perfectly normal boxer briefs. Why are you trying to neuter Weiner?"

Don't get your panties in a twist!

nevadabob said...

"You don't know who sent that tweet, and neither do I."

Speak for yourself. I know Democrat Anthony Weiner sent that obscene tweet to that innocent student. Not that I just believe it ... I know it.

He's a sick, sick pervert.

nevadabob said...

"Sending that picture to an adult woman, without more, does not make her a victim."

Fred ... what if the obscene photo was unsolicited? At that point, isn't it analogous to regular old flashing, which is still a crime?

And if it is the same, isn't the recipient a victim of that crime?

Scott M said...

Not that I just believe it ... I know it.

How?

garage mahal said...

Speak for yourself. I know Democrat Anthony Weiner sent that obscene tweet to that innocent student. Not that I just believe it ... I know it.

Then you would be able to prove it, which you can't. Yesterday it was demonstrated it was relatively easy to post a pic on someone's yfrog acct, without even hacking into it. Today, yfrog disabled that feature. If that happened to Weiner, the butthurt here will be epic.

nevadabob said...

"How?"

yfrog logs the IP address of the device which uploads content to its servers. Twitter also logs the IP address of the device that a user uses to originate a given Tweet. Finally, Mr. Weiner's ISP assigned an IP address to his secure home network router, which is located inside his home. At the time of the Tweet in question, Mr. Weiner was at home alone, by his own admission.

Mr. Weiner sent the Tweet and Mr. Weiner uploaded the photo to yfrog and he is lying about his system being hacked because he is naturally embarrassed at being caught sending obscenely lewd photos of his penis to someone who is not his wife.

Scott M said...

If that happened to Weiner, the butthurt here will be epic.

Not at all. The main thrust of the story, so to speak is his gawdawful handling of it post-penis-picture. I care about as much about his mad tweeting skills as you do about my HSA.

nevadabob said...

"Then you would be able to prove it, which you can't."

On the contrary. Of course I can.

Scott M said...

I can accept all of that nevadabob, but I'm waiting to see how you know it. Do you have access to the routing paths in question? The IP addresses?

Scott M said...

On the contrary. Of course I can.

Please do so, here and now.

nevadabob said...

"Please do so, here and now."

Please write me a check for $250,000 and I'll gladly sell you the proof.

You can email me at weiner proof at g mail dot com. I accept cash only and will arrange details on where you can leave it.

nevadabob said...

Of course, I can't say with any certitude that you'd believe my proof.

But happy to provide it to you for the stated fee.

It's valuable. Currently a bidding war for this type of information in the media.

Welcome to the free enterprise system.

garage mahal said...

Please write me a check for $250,000 and I'll gladly sell you the proof.

So you can't prove it. Heh.

nevadabob said...

"So you can't prove it. Heh."

You're not so naive as to think this is the ONLY photo, are you? That there isn't another shoe to drop at just the right moment?

That there aren't OTHER girls with OTHER photos just like this one? Some even worse?

Do you think this was the first time this happened? That this just so happened to get caught on the first and ONLY time doing this?

You don't really think that do you?

Tell me you don't really believe that.

Garage, boobie, there's always another shoe.

Always.

B said...

garage said:

"Technically, Vitter did not call out to hookers from the House floor, but he did indeed take at least 4 calls from hookers while he was on the House floor. "

Technically, no.

The phone records showed that calls were made to Vitter's phone during periods of time when the House roll was being called. Called before any vote I might add. That does not mean that Vitter was on the house floor at the time.

You'd know this if you didn't rely on the kind of misleading conclusions that the Wonkette contributors are known for. Crap that idiots like you believe without question. Because it's easier than thinking for yourself.

But it is a refreshing change to have you admit that your original statement was not 'technically' true (even when bounced against the actual claim in the Wonkette story).

Larvell said...

"I was trying to send it to my lovely wife, Huma, but I accidentally hit the wrong button. I didn't want to talk about it out of respect to my wife, who understandably isn't thrilled about our little love games being made public. But you guys kept pushing the issue, so we jointly decided it was time to come public -- I suppose a little embarrassment over our deeply satisfying love life is the price we must pay for ending the sordid speculations of a few right-wing bloggers. Now, can we talk about Medicare?"

You're welcome, Congressman.

garage mahal said...

You're not so naive as to think this is the ONLY photo, are you? That there isn't another shoe to drop at just the right moment?

Wait a second. Are you implying Weiner was setup?

Scott M said...

You're not so naive as to think this is the ONLY photo, are you? That there isn't another shoe to drop at just the right moment?

After ACORN and such, no, that wouldn't surprise me at all. I'm also not naive enough to think that you're that much more knowledgeable, have more access than, or have somehow outwitted and scooped every major news company in the country, each with their own stable of experts on social media.

Call me crazy.

B said...

nevadabob said;

"Neither Vitter nor Weiner should be in office. Both should resign, wouldn't you agree Garage?"

Why Vitter? He admitted to frequenting prostitutes in DC. Caught dead to rights when his number was found in the madam's client list. He denied the Louisiana madam's claim and it could not be verified by phone records.

Vitter didn't deny the DC end, Didn't try to blame someone else. Didn't try to claim it was a setup. Didn't try to downplay it. He stood up with his wife, admitted that he'd been an a$$hole and apologized etc. This was some years back. Since that time Vitter has moved up and been elected to the Senate.

Doesn't compare to Weiner. Weiner won't admit to it, clear the public air, and make it a matter between he and his wife.He'll deny, obfuscate, and lie just like Billy with the Wandering Willy did.

BTW: The Vitter admission was 4 or 5 years ago. He's still married.

garage mahal said...

He denied the Louisiana madam's claim and it could not be verified by phone records.


"D.C. Madam" Called Vitter During Votes

Vitter, a Louisiana Republican now in the Senate, acknowledged Monday that his number was on the woman's call list and apologized for a "very serious sin."

B said...

In response to this:

'He denied the Louisiana madam's claim and it could not be verified by phone records.'

Garage gives me this CBS cite:

"D.C. Madam" Called Vitter During Votes"

Note - this is an article on the DC madam end of things that Vitter did not deny, not the Louisiana end.

The very first line of the article garage used to try to prove...I don't know, something...says:

"A woman accused of running a Washington prostitution ring placed five phone calls to David Vitter while he was a House member, including two while roll call votes were under way..."

So...it was not 'technically' 4 calls to Vitter while he was on the house floor. It was 2 calls while the house roll was being called.

Like I said.

garage, at some point you may learn to think for yourself and leave your progressive serfdom behind.

Or not.

Trooper York said...

I thought we were talking about the pics of the Member's member not a squirrel calling a prostitute or something like that there.

So remember what Congressman Weiner told the coed:

"Keep your eyes on my balls."

Chip S. said...

I think the general topic is sexual congress.

B said...

'I think the general topic is sexual congress.'

Generally, yes. (Nice play on words too). But the real issue here is not whether or not Weiner was attracted to a coed and sent her a photo of his junk. Nor is it really about his poor judgement using social media to do so (rather than a direct email).

We've seen a couple of flat earthers here trying to deny that end of things, then accusing the posters here of being obsessed with what should be a private matter. Then the latest garage attempt to obfuscate with an example of a republican who couldn't keep it in his pants.

None of that is key here. What is key, as I see it anyway, is Weiner's expectation that he can deny and lie and not be held accountable for that because he's a democrat and not 'ordinary people' (his term). That his craven inability to admit to what he did should be accepted at face value because he's too important to be distracted by the implications.

It's about the this fool's hypocrisy and lying in lieu of manning up, or should be.

Chip S. said...

While it's true that Weiner just keeps looking worse every time he speaks about this, I've wondered about just what it is that's really driving this controversy. What is it, exactly, that has driven him to lie so baldly and badly?

For me, it comes down to the fact that it's just so juvenile for a politico with this guy's aspirations to be sexting at all. It's like he's overcompensating for having been a dweeb in high school. If he had been caught having an actual affair with a grown-up, I think he could have survived easily by just 'fessing up. But I think he was instinctively and totally embarrassed by this, and reacted in accordance with that.

YMMV.

Revenant said...

"You're not so naive as to think this is the ONLY photo, are you? That there isn't another shoe to drop at just the right moment?"

Wait a second. Are you implying Weiner was setup?

Didn't Weiner basically concede that there are multiple pictures of his junk out there when he said he couldn't say for sure if the picture in question was of him?

How many pictures of bulging underwear do you have to own before they all start to look alike, I wonder.

Revenant said...

What is it, exactly, that has driven him to lie so baldly and badly?

Presumably he started out wanting to save his marriage and his career.

But he doesn't want to break the law, e.g. by filing a false police report or making a fraudulent claim to Twitter or yfrog -- so he's stuck repeating an unconvincing story.

Chip S. said...

No, Rev. Compare his reaction to the shirtless guy, or Spitzer. This ain't the way to save the marriage.

Milwaukee said...

If Congressman Weiner wanted his marriage to last he wouldn't be taking these pictures, and wouldn't be following pretty young women on Twitter. Good point though, if he did file a police report claiming he was hacked, when they found it wasn't then he has filed a false police report. Is he a lawyer? When has he crossed the line and needs to be disbarred?

Milwaukee said...

"I can't say with certitude..."? Who the hell talks like that? Now certitude has been reduced to a punch line. One more perfectly good word ruined by the liberal-leftist-progressives. Damn. Do conservatives ruin words this way? If you can think of an example, let me know. (Kinetic military action?)

Denigrate and renege, lost. Gay? Lost. The hits just keep on coming. They even destroy expressions. No longer can we say "calling a spade a spade". Have these people no decency? The words they make up are truly inadequate.

When the Simpsons first came out with the word "duh", a friend forbade her children from using it, because she said it wasn't a word. To the contrary, I wouldn't let my children use it because it means "Good God, I can't believe you are so incredibly stupid.", which means it is too rude to use in polite conversation.

Writ Small said...

One tag is "lying," but I have started to have this odd feeling based upon reading the various stories and watching the various videos that Rep Wiener, while being far from forthcoming, has not lied about this story.

Do a thought experiment. Assume that everything he has said is not the entire truth, and may be intended to mislead, but is in the Clintonian sense at least, the truth.

If that is the case, then what has happened? His account was hacked. The photo was indeed of Mr. Wiener. The hacker most likely found a photo of the distinguished member of congress and forwarded to a young lady the hacker had observed flirting across twitter with the Representative. Wiener couldn't go the the police or FBI, because that would risk revealing he has these photos and has possibly sent them to women previously. Thus, "hack" is downgraded to "prank" - not because they were both lies, but because they were different ways of shading the truth.

E.M. Davis said...

The hacker most likely found a photo of the distinguished member of congress and forwarded to a young lady the hacker had observed flirting across twitter with the Representative.

The photo was never sent directly to the girl in Seattle. It was posted to YFrog, which in turn in was placed into @repweiner's twitter feed.

The hacker would need to know Weiner's private YFrog email address to upload any photo to his account and bypass normal login procedures.

E.M. Davis said...

The hacker most likely found a photo of the distinguished member of congress a

Also, shouldn't the EXIF data (metadata) in the file tell us exactly when the picture was taken?

nevadabob said...

As I predicted earlier in this thread, the other shoe has now dropped.

Internal sources close to the Democrat Rep. Anthony Weiner now say he now admits to a pattern and practice of sending lewd pictures of his penis to young girls.

These sources are thus far refusing to comment for the record, or allow their names to be used ... but they are characterized as having spoken with the Democrat privately.
Weiner has admitted to these friendly sources close to him, they say, that he has in the past sent these types of lewd pictures to young girls.

Politico: "Two people who spoke to him privately said he had suggested that, as one said, “he took or sent a photo or photos like this at some point — but in this case actually was hacked/set up, perhaps with a posting of one of his own photos or something very similar.”

Weiner is bizarrly still maintaining that this time - this time - he really was hacked and somebody got his photo and sent it to that young student in Seattle.

But he is now admitting (possibly because people are currently in negotiations to provide the press with other photos Weiner has sent to young girls) that he has a history, a practice and pattern, of sending lewd photographs of his penis to young girls on the internet using his Twitter and yfrog accounts.

Weiner continues to let his wife - Huma Abedin - twist in the wind.

Politico: "Friends said Weiner may also be personally torn about how to proceed. Though he’s a very public figure, he’s also a very private person and, despite a reputation as a ladies’ man, rarely shared details of his personal life with staff or reporters before his wedding last summer. His wife Huma Abedin, meanwhile, is intensely private and a veteran keeper of Clinton secrets, an unquestionably loyal aide who has been in the room during countless confidential meetings."

Rep. Weiner has a problem. He is a flasher. He likes to show his penis to young girls. He has done it more than once and has now been caught doing it.

He should resign and if he refuses to resign, then the House of Representatives should call itself into session and expel this man from the House of Representatives.

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