June 12, 2011

"Rep. Weiner Used Congressional Gym As Backdrop."

And he used his cock as a frontdrop.

And photos of his D.C. condo — which is for sale — are up on line too. It's awfully neat and clean, I must say. And I love the "H" and "A" throw pillows on the bed. You can spell "HA" or "AH," depending on your mood.

(Links via Memeorandum.)

ADDED: I'll bet the pillows were both Huma's from her single days. It's just by chance that his first name begins with the same letter as her last name, Abedin.

By the way, add spaces to the name Abedin and you get a bed in. Remember when John Lennon and Yoko Ono had a bed in?



Ah! (Ha!) Back then "acorn" meant something else.

Maybe Anthony and Huma could have a bed in.... if they need another idea of how to redirect the public dialogue. Imagine!

115 comments:

Fred4Pres said...

There is a contests at No Sheeples to predict the date and time Anthony Weiner resigns. She is giving a $50 gift certificate as a prize.

Fred4Pres said...

No Sheeples Weiner Roast Pool.

Shouting Thomas said...

Listen, I have a number of gay male friends who were cover boys in their youths, so I know what male beauty looks like.

This Weiner guy is one ugly turd.

He needs to keep it covered up.

The lovely Weiner couple was hauling in $300K, and this is all the better that they can do for digs?

How much do you need to make to buy a decent home in DC?

Meade said...

With two more pillows they could spell "AH HA!" Although then they'd need something to make the exclamation point. Don't ask me what.

NYTNewYorker said...

"And I love the "H" and "A" throw pillows on the bed. You can spell "HA" or "AH," depending on your mood."

Professor you just won your own thread with that little beauty!

Zinnng! at the speed of light.

nevadabob said...

So, taking naked pictures of himself on government property (with his government issued secure Blackberry device) and then using those obscene photos to "groom" 17-year-old girls he meets during their school visits to Washington, D.C.

Writing to them that he can't wait to "cock-gag" them?

Should we - as a society - be busing our young daughters on school field trips to the nation's capital knowing that this pedophilic Congressman awaits to "follow" them?

Here's what we need. We need a Million Father March on Washington, D.C. to "confront" Democrat Anthony Weiner and raise awareness of pedophilic Democrats making sport of our daughters.

Ann Althouse said...

"The lovely Weiner couple was hauling in $300K, and this is all the better that they can do for digs?"

In D.C., when they also need a residence in NYC? I don't know how they could afford what they've got. Especially with her expensive clothes (and the high taxes in the places where they live). Really, I don't know how they could purport to pull off the glamorous couple routine.

Fred4Pres said...

Shouting Thomas, $300k is what they were making together. Remember Weiner was single until last year. So he had to maintain a home in New York City and a home in the District of Columbia, two of the most expensive real estate markets in the country on $170k a year. Doable, but no luxury.

NYTNewYorker said...

For people like this power is the currency they crave, money is next.

Old Dad said...

Huma: AH HA!

Weiner: (Weakly) HA HA?


WV: vasessev--the kind of vasectomy that Huma has in mind

Phil 3:14 said...

What did John Lennon see in Yoko?

One of the great unanswered mysteries of all time.

nevadabob said...

"I don't know how they could afford what they've got. Especially with her expensive clothes ..."

What ... wait. Ann, did you actually write that shit?

Let me get this straight? You think these people are having a hard time making it on the $300,000 taxpayer dollars a year?

They were married in a fucking castle, for God's sake. That wedding itself probably cost $300,000.

Please, cry me a fucking river for our poor Congressman who have to make do with TWO fucking houses and a trophy wife who has, according to Vogue, never been seen twice in the same designer outfit.

Here's my advice to Mr. and Mrs. Weiner: Let go of your tiny malformed penis. Quit masturbating with 17-year-old girls on the fucking internet, and go get a part time job if you're so hard up to make ends meet.

You appear to have plenty of fucking time on your hands buddy ... judging from how much of it you spend in the Congressional gym taking homo-erotic photographs of yourself you can use during your pedophilic sexting sessions with our nation's school children.

Asshole.

Excuse me if I don't shed a tear for how hard these to kids have it when I look around and see 18% of my countrymen unable to find a full-time minimum wage paying job and 20% of them about to lose their homes.

Ann Althouse said...

"What did John Lennon see in Yoko?"

He saw a fellow artist with similar ideas about the use of simple language and artistic performance in the pursuit of simplified idealistic goals.

He saw a mother figure.

He saw the unification of 2 cultures that in his youth had been at war.

Jay said...

So again, this guy is so "busy" that he's taking photos of himself everywhere he goes, right?

Can we tar and feather him when he gets out of "treatment"?

nevadabob said...

"What did John Lennon see in Yoko?"

The better question is what did Mark David Chapman see in John Lennon when there were so many more deserving weiners he could have "followed."

Ann Althouse said...

@nevadabob I never said I felt sorry for them. I was responding to the person here who thought he should have had a better condo on that income.

As for their expensive wedding... they couldn't have funded it with their income, as reported in the press. Where did all the money come from? Maybe the bride's family paid. That's the American tradition. Maybe the Clinton's paid.

MayBee said...

Yeah, I bet those Jonathan Adler pillows were Huma's. They are $98/pillow, and she has a love for designers and fashion that doesn't otherwise show up in this apartment.

nevadabob said...

"Can we tar and feather him when he gets out of "treatment"?"

Join the Million Father March!

If Anthony Weiner doesn't resign, there will be a Million Father March on Washington, D.C. to confront the Democrat and raise awareness of pedophilia in America.

The days when our political elite can use our Congressional gyms, our government-issued secure communications devices and our Congressional office buildings to organize online masturbation sessions with children they meet on school field trips to Washington, D.C. are over.

We need to raise awareness of sexual predators so that our daughters can better spot them when these Congressional pedos are "grooming" them online, and Washington, D.C. is the best place to do it.

Million Father March!

Million Father March!

Million Father March!

Fred4Pres said...

$300k is definitely good money, but is hardly rich if you are maintaining two residences in DC and NYC.

I would be curious if the funding of the wedding had to be disclosed? He is a congressman (well at least for now anyway).

My wife bumped into Yoko Ono by mistake once. It was a pretty violent sidewalk collision. Both were looking down and did not see the other coming. After the collision, they looked at each other, mumbled apologies, and moved on.

NYTNewYorker said...

OT:

Get your bathing suit we're going swimming!

Mission Impossible? American treasure hunter launches search for Bin Laden's body in depths of North Arabian Sea

Who didn't see this coming from 40 Leagues away?

AllenS said...

Abedin

A-bed-in which the pillows are named H and A.

Lem said...

I was getting an error message redirect when I tried to comment this morning.

Very annoying.

theuglygirlliveshere said...

Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn had the same problem. Their stitched bedclothes, according to reports, with the H and A amused the servants due to Anne's unpopularity with the people

Shouting Thomas said...

I'm not sure how to market the Weiner/Huma thing as a reprise of the John/Yoko thing.

But, I'll give it a try:

All we are saying
Is give my piece a chance

nevadabob said...

"As for their expensive wedding... they couldn't have funded it with their income, as reported in the press. Where did all the money come from?"

That's a very good question. They rented the entire hotel ... and rooms at this hotel go for up to $1,000 per night. and one that has been raised obliquely in the New York Times itself.

The NYT itself calls her wardrobe expenses "improbable" for someone of her income. They suggest that there is a hidden source of money somewhere paying for all of her designer outfits by Yves Saint Laurent, Prada and Marc Jacobs.

Seeing Red said...

From a TMZ commenter:

the 'SITUATION' goes to CONGRESS!

I see the movie's now starring pauly shore

Seeing Red said...

hidden source of money somewhere paying for all of her designer outfits by Yves Saint Laurent, Prada and Marc Jacobs.





--------------------


Hills likes her to look nice?

Since Hills wouldn't in their clothing?


Mebbe some were "loaned?"

TWM said...

Isn't this Weiner DONE yet?

edutcher said...

So, if he used the Congressional gym, he was doing something illegal?

(dare we hope?)

Ah, yes, the bed-in. I remember it well. The World was supposed to hang on the words of wisdom from John and Yoko.

The World, which had bigger problems, yawned.

Ann Althouse said...

"What did John Lennon see in Yoko?"

He saw a fellow artist with similar ideas about the use of simple language and artistic performance in the pursuit of simplified idealistic goals.

He saw a mother figure.

He saw the unification of 2 cultures that in his youth had been at war.


Given that John Lennon was one of the most superficial minds of the 20 Century, he was probably wowed by someone who was an even bigger phony than he was.

She was also a great lay, in all probability.

Lem said...

I was getting an error message redirect when I tried to comment this morning.

Very annoying.


Join the club. Blogger is being weird again.

Mommy, are we there yet?

(not nagging)

Old Dad said...

ST:

"Imagine there's no Huma..."

Paddy O said...

"He saw the unification of 2 cultures that in his youth had been at war."

So, last month we were taking the train to Leipzig. We had to switch trains in Dresden, Germany.

Being unseasoned travelers in Eastern Germany, we didn't know there are a bunch of stations in Dresden, all called Dresden. The train came to a stop and we got off, along with an older Japanese couple.

We were in a hurry, so only vaguely noticed the fact that no one else got off, and this should have been the end of the line for that train. By the time we got our bearing, the train was leaving again, leaving us virtually alone in this big New City Dresden station. Not entirely alone because the Japanese couple also realized at the same time it the wrong Dresden station.

The four of us stood there in a bit of confusion for a moment or two. The older woman asked in her heavily accented broken English if this was the right station. We confirmed her doubts, and she confirmed ours. The older man suggested maybe we needed to get a taxi.

I looked at the signs over the other tracks and saw that there was another train to the main Dresden station arriving in about five minutes. So we all hurried to go down the stairs, and seeing the older woman struggle with her big bag I volunteered to carry it down for her, then along the underground walkway, then back up the stairs to the right track. We all got on the same train, and each to our own seats.

I, an American who had an bomber captain uncle on one side, and uncles who fought as marines in the Pacific on the other side, helped an older Japanese get to where they needed to go in in Dresden, Germany.

It was a quiet moment of international unification at that moment.

nevadabob said...

New York Observer: “This might seem too over-saccharine, but I love Huma,” said Oscar de la Renta, who is a personal friend and intensely loyal supporter of the Clintons. The legendary designer was speaking to The Observer on the phone from his compound in the Dominican Republic.

According to a friend, her favorite designers are Mr. de la Renta, Catherine Malandrino, Charles Nolan and Prada. “And she has a weakness for Marc Jacobs bags,” said the friend. “She is known for her bags.”

Robert Barnett, the Clintons’ longtime attorney, said that in 11 years of knowing her, he has never seen her wear the same outfit twice.

It costs hundreds of thousands of dollars per year to dress in these sorts of designer outfits.

Where is that money coming from?

Are these clothes being illegally given to the wife of a United States Congressmen by friends in an effort to influence the Congressman on legislation affecting the haute couture industry?

Fred4Pres said...

Tony Weiner: I'm ready. Eat me!

Lem said...

In the context of the Weiners refusal to resign (and mercifully concluding the headlines) anything Weiner is made larger, or more so than what it ought to be.. further contributing to the cultural confusion.. aiding a abetting our less than angelic communal instincts.

Having said that.. lets try not to to hit the Weiner piñata too hard lest it break and hemorrhage everything in all at once ;)

LL said...

Drip, drip, drip ...

William said...

Anthony Weiner could be the hero of a great comic novel by Trollope as written by Philip Roth. Sadly, all we'll get are his memoirs which will sound like Bill Clinton as written by People.....Still, he'll get a big advance and will probably be able to afford a few oriental rugs for his digs. Perhaps that streak of exhibitionism and invective which makes him such a lively public figure will come out in his writing. He's got a future, but it is not in politics.

Chip Ahoy said...

The condo is depressing. Most depressing of all: JFK poster substituting for art. Ridiculously stark iconography speaks to a poverty of interests and also speaks to the earlier post on Coulter's book, which incidentally, answered the question, "who would want such a book on their bookshelf?" by being downloaded to Kindle. Now there is a value for Kindle I haven't thought of before.

Lincolntf said...

When one person is peddling their influence for a living, the bennies pile up quick. When two are, it's Katie bar the door.

EDH said...

From those photos it looks like Weiner was more concerned with the two acorns in his sack.

Do government officials have to pay dues to use these government-run clubs and golf courses? Or pay income tax on the imputed value?

Lem said...

hemorrhage everything in..

I don't know anything that hemorrhages in.. usually something hemorrhages out.

Goggle internal hemorrhage?

Cases of internal bleeding are usually called hemorrhage..

never mind..

Fred4Pres said...

Ace points out the amazing part of all of this:

Now think about what caused this.

No, don't say "immoral behavior" or "reckless sexual compulsiveness" or "hubris" or the "entitlement of the putative elite" or "the need of high-functioning, modern men to take the edge off."

Yes, those caused this, but they weren't the immediate cause of this. He was doing that stuff for years without any problems arising from it.

No, what caused all this was.... a typo.

The Typo From Hell. Possibly the worst typo in the history of politics.

Not saying he doesn't deserve it -- he does -- but consider that but for a single clumsy move by an errant left forefinger, none of this happens.

The smallest error of a fingertip, and a man is wholly undone.

Just a little mindblowing.

Ralph L said...

"She is known for her bags.”
Certainly not for her jugs.

Barney Frank and his pimp (former) boyfriend had sex in front of (came on?) GHWB's House gym locker when he was President. I gather the attendants make themselves scarce at night.

nevadabob said...

According to Legistorm, Rep. Weiner makes frequent trips to the Dominican Republic ... ostensibly on "fact-finding missions." These trips are paid for by the Retail Wholesale and Department Store Union.

Lo and behold ... the Dominican Republic just so happens to be where haute couture designer Oscar de la Renta lives. Gee, and his wife seems to wear a lot of Oscar de la Renta clothing.

I wonder if there could be a connection? I wonder if there are undisclosed gifts. I wonder if there are any investigative journalists left in the press corps who'd like to make a name for themselves?

MayBee said...

Are these clothes being illegally given to the wife of a United States Congressmen by friends in an effort to influence the Congressman on legislation affecting the haute couture industry?

That's very funny, considering what Weiner was trying to do to Clarence and Ginny Thomas.

Actually, it's all very funny. He was basing his anti-Thomas crusade on the idea that spouses look out for each others' interests, and know what each other are up to.

nevadabob said...

"Not saying he doesn't deserve it -- he does -- but consider that but for a single clumsy move by an errant left forefinger, none of this happens."

Fred, I get what you're after with this comment. And it is indeed weird that the smallest of stones tripped up the Randy Representative.

But look dude, this was coming out. His typo just expedited the process.

In fact, his typo was ill-timed and caused people to have to release information now that they'd rather have held on to until closer to the 2012 elections. Many Congressional Democrats are going to find out that it's become a whooooole lot easier to track them now that they've created an internet that has no privacy guarantees.

Many, many people were well aware of what this Congressman was doing. Some people assigned to this Congressman were even warning women to stay away from him because they knew precisely how he was grooming them sexually.

What is happening to this skeevy pervert was always going to happen. It's just happening NOW because of his typo ... but it was always going to occur anyway.

This Congressman wasn't even trying to hide his activity. He was brazen. He thought himself impenetrable. Tights and cape and shit. You know the drill.

Superman.

Only problem with our superhero is that there's always Kryptonite to trip you up.

He is a sick, sick man. He will always do this. He cannot help himself. It's not an addition. It's a mental illness. He needs to flash it. It's what he gets off on.

He's off in seclusion right now, tucked safely away from the press, but he's still in complete fucking denial. He's nowhere near rock bottom.

Yet.

Chuck66 said...

When liberals and conservatives argue, liberals say we need the gov't to spend money to take care of everyone. Conservatives say charity is the job of the individual, the churches, the community (community of people).

Weiner is one of the most passionate supporters of gov't run healthcare.

As a conservative, I ask.....Why doesn't Weiner use all this free time, instead of chasing little girls, to do volunteer or charitable work? In Queens and DC, Surely there is a soup kitchen or homeless shelter or free clinic that could use another volunteer.
How about coaching softball for at-risk inner city youths? How about Big Brothers?

garage mahal said...

That's very funny, considering what Weiner was trying to do to Clarence and Ginny Thomas.

Pointing out the fact Thomas broke the law when he didn't dislose hundreds of thousands of dollars his wife was paid by a conservative think tank? Making false statements? Not recusing himself from Citizens United when his wife would directly benefit from it?

"Hey look! Over there! Weiner's cock!"

Chuck66 said...

We see this all too often. The most ardent supports of massive gov't, don't like to help those in need themselves.

We see this when tax returns of Presidential candidates are released.

Lem said...

I wonder if there are any investigative journalists left in the press corps who'd like to make a name for themselves?

They are busy rummaging thru Sarah Palin's emails from when she was governor.. where they found and publish this gem.

The e-mails also reveal how Palin’s personal life often figured in her political one. In one e-mail from July 2008, she told a staffer, “Don’t let me forget to pick up my mom tomorrow after milk run comes into Juneau 3:00- ish I think.”

Real investigative stuff.

nevadabob said...

"Hey look! Over there! Weiner's cock!"

Point of order: Perhaps if Democrat Anthony Weiner didn't always have his cock out, using it to groom 17-year-old students with it, we wouldn't have anything to point to.

Just sayin'.

Chip S. said...

"Hey look! Over there! Weiner's cock!"

It is kinda squirriley, I'll grant you that.

Fred4Pres said...

GM, getting nervous? You should. Weiner is the gift that keeps on giving to the GOP. This scandal may keep going past the 4th if Weiner does not bag it now.

I especially like how Weiner said Massa needed to go after his "tickle fights" and also threw Gov. David Patterson (D) and Charlie Rangel under the bus. The Dems are going to crush this bug before he does any more damage to the Party.

Fred4Pres said...

Hey Garage Mahal: Tony Weiner says: Eat me!

Lem said...

come off it garage..

The Weiner was going after Thomas because Thomas is a black conservative justice.. and we just cant have that.

nevadabob said...

"Pointing out the fact Thomas broke the law when he didn't dislose hundreds of thousands of dollars ..."

First off, that's not a violation of the law and you are defaming Clarence Thomas by representing that he has broken the law.

Frequently, public officials fail to properly file financial disclosure statements and must file amendments to those statements. That's not illegal. It happens all the time and the laws allow for public officials to amend their statements.

In fact, if you look at the Legistorm database on Anthony Weiner, you will find that he failed to disclose that he is ... in fact ... one of the owners of the New York Times. And that he failed for two years to disclose this fact.

The same New York Times that has gone to great lengths to save his career over the last few days.

The same New York Times that never mentions that Anthony Weiner is an owner of the company.

They never seem to mention that in their stories.

nevadabob said...

"The Weiner was going after Thomas because Thomas is a black conservative justice."

And Weiner hates black people. Because he is a racist.

In addition to being a skeevy pervert.

nevadabob said...

I wonder who the next tough guy to take on Clarence Thomas will be.

Anybody?

Raise your hand if you want the Weiner Treatment.

We have an ARMY OF DAVID's waiting for you to identify yourself.

Titus said...

Jesus Christ, Weiner, do women really think it is hot when he takes a picture of himself holding his hog?

garage mahal said...

GM, getting nervous? You should. Weiner is the gift that keeps on giving to the GOP. This scandal may keep going past the 4th if Weiner does not bag it now.

You keep talking about Weiner's cock Fred. What is the 60th post on Weiner's dick? I'll grant you that this is first excitement I've seen from conservatives in a while, although I don't think it's going to save you from the Medicare Tsunami headed your way.

Out of curiousity, how many times have you "peeked"? C'mon Fred, fess up!

rhhardin said...

Although then they'd need something to make the exclamation point. Don't ask me what.

Picasso 347 suite 18.8.68.II

nevadabob said...

"Out of curiousity, how many times have you "peeked"? C'mon Fred, fess up!"

Yea Fred. How many times did you look at Anthony Weiner's penis. Garage wants to know. So he can start up with one of his patented homophobic hate rants.

Really, Fred ... if you looked, then you are the real pervert. That's what Garage wants to tell you.

So how many times, Fred?

How many times have you looked at the Democrat's penis that he's been flashing to young girls on the internet?

DON'T WAIT FOR THE TRANSLATION. ANSWER THE QUESTION!

rhhardin said...

It's not obvious to me who is defending themselves and against what now.

Everybody is screaming about the screams of the mob.

rhhardin said...

Fred Imus, Imus's brother with bad luck in marriages though he claims to be friendly with all of his ex-wives, said he had a friend who'd walk up to women and ask "Wanna fuck?"

This was seldom successful, he said, but it's a real time-saver and works enough of the time to be worth it.

No investigation has been launched.

nevadabob said...

"Do women really think it is hot when he takes a picture of himself holding his hog?"

Of course they do, Titus.

If it's a hog, that is.

But if it's an Oscar Meyer Weiner? If all you are sporting in your Speedo is a fucking Vienna Sausage, then no, not so fucking hot.

Pathetic.

That's what they call that.

Let's put it this way ... Anthohy Weiner was correctly named.

Weiner.

What else would you call a 4-incher?

I mean, I know you have an affinity, but the real question is ... do you have standards?

Chip S. said...

Out of curiousity, how many times have you "peeked"? C'mon Fred, fess up!

Well, unlike you, 'rage, I haven't kept a running count. But my offhand guess would be something less than 1% of the number of Andrew Sullivan's attempts to get inside Sarah Palin's uterus.

Team Dem is not in a strong position to condemn obsession with opponents' private lives.

garage mahal said...

Andrew Sullivan is one person, and not a Dem. But at this pace Althouse will easily outpace Sullivan in number of posts about Weiner's cock vs Palin's vagina. Maybe next week.

David said...

"Really, I don't know how they could purport to pull off the glamorous couple routine."

Well, this is a good follow up question, isn't it. Just how corrupt are they? Just a little? Medium? A lot? None at all?

None at all is pretty unlikely, given the company they keep and the assumptions of entitlement in this crowd.

Hillary's role? Stay tuned.

nevadabob said...

"Andrew Sullivan is one person, and not a Dem. But at this pace Althouse will easily outpace Sullivan in number of posts about Weiner's cock vs Palin's vagina. Maybe next week."

Andrew Sullivan is indeed a committed Democrat Party operative.

Palin's vagina hasn't been flashed to any young boys, last I checked.

Garge, your continued efforts to try to equate Anthony Weiner's pervsion with some corrolary on the other side are really pathetic.

But they are humorous. So, please, tell us why Anthony Weiner has done nothing wrong and deserves to be left alone and how Clarence Thomas is trying to destroy the man.

We're going to keep talking about Anthony Weiner's propsneity to groom high school girls and show his penis on the internet until November 2012.

Get fucking comfortable.

Because he's not the ONLY one we have photographic evidence against who is doing it.

David said...

"Really, I don't know how they could purport to pull off the glamorous couple routine."

Well, this is a good follow up question, isn't it. Just how corrupt are they? Just a little? Medium? A lot? None at all?

None at all is pretty unlikely, given the company they keep and the assumptions of entitlement in this crowd.

Hillary's role? Stay tuned.

Chip S. said...

"Team Dem" comprises all the people who get their panties twisted over those who enjoy mocking the pathetically juvenile behavior of one of the most loudmouthed douchebags in leftyland.

But you knew that.

garage mahal said...

Thanks for laughs again. Out to enjoy the day. But stick with Weiner's cock and harassing young women on Twitter.

NYTNewYorker said...

"...Medicare Tsunami headed your way."

Obama took $500 billon out of Medicare Mr. Mahal, next.

Chip S. said...

Anyone else find it remarkable that, so far, the blackjack dealer who swooned at Weiner's online charm has been sanctioned more severely than he has?

The Bellagio has standards.

nevadabob said...

"Thanks for laughs again. Out to enjoy the day. But stick with Weiner's cock and harassing young women on Twitter."

Got kind of hot in the kitchen, so Garage got the fuck out.

Smart guy.

NYTNewYorker said...

NY constituents to rally to call on Weiner to quit

Change those pillows on Weiners bed to AH-HA!

The people are waking up... and the bell is starting to toll.

mariner said...

Shouting Thomas,
All we are saying
Is give my piece a chance.

So is that his line or hers?

rhhardin said...

It's gymocology, to coin a missing word for this.

mariner said...

Lem,
Cases of internal bleeding are usually called hemorrhage...

And yet people who die from internal hemorrhaging are said to "bleed out".

MayBee said...

Frequently, public officials fail to properly file financial disclosure statements and must file amendments to those statements. That's not illegal. It happens all the time and the laws allow for public officials to amend their statements.

Absolutely. I believe the 2008 Obama campaign is currently spending millions doing just this very thing.

William said...

The apartment looks bare and spartan, almost monastic. He checks his e-mail, drinks his morning coffee, and sleeps there. That's it. He doesn't live there. I say he because apparently she is rarely home. Incidentally, that's not the bed of a lothario. Newlyweds usually go for the luxury mattress....Can one vice be so overwheliming that they cancel other vices out? His need for public (and private) attention of his person may trump his need to make an ostentatious show place out of his habitat. He doesn't seem to be pursuing wealth or nookie su much as his own private demons.

Carol_Herman said...

Slowly twisting in the wind, as Richard Nixon used to say.

He also said: Send it up the flagpole, boys, and see who salutes it.

Why does weiner need therapy? This cures if you just take away his Blackberry.

Carol_Herman said...

One day they'll name a plant after this guy. It will be nude of pedals. But the stamen will stick out. And, it will ooze sap.

It's just amazing one man can do this much damage to a party who thrills to be called donkeys.

Cedarford said...

garage mahal said...
"Andrew Sullivan is one person, and not a Dem. But at this pace Althouse will easily outpace Sullivan in number of posts about Weiner's cock vs Palin's vagina. Maybe next week."
====================

I think Althouse posting about Weiner has a lot longer to go to match Weiner's 27 meetings with the press denying he sent lewd stuff out and attacking the media and the messenger. And Palin was a bystander to Sullivan's HIV-damaged brain's tirade.

And contrary to Nevada Bob and his own obsession that anything PG or above said or shown on the Internet is somehow illegal if someone underage sees it (it is not, in most cases) - the real damage Weiner inflicted on himself was his bombastic lying.
As a progressive Jew in the heart of MSM run by progressive Jews out of NYC, Weiner was exceptionally valuable to Pelosi and Schumer back when Weiner was Scumers media fixer. As a talking head attack dog who could always hit all the media rounds on any home visit.

Dems like to farm out roles, and members of Congress from the wealthiest Blue districts serve as Party bagmen and media "faces of the Party". Even without committee seniority. Pelosi rose because she was the Frisco bagman. Waxman and Harman tapped LA money. Wasserman-Schultz and Wexler were the Florida Gold Coast bagman. And Jerry Nadler is the Dem bagman for Wall Street.
Other Congressman or party activists find other hooks - Bachmann has her looks, McCain exploited his war hero claim, Jesse!! his claim to be head Negro and willingness to hop on his donors private jet at a moments notice to flit off to the latest racial incident he wanted made into a media circus.
But certain politicans know being based in NYC confers huge power advantages from proximity of like-cultured media outlets. Don't even have to be Jewish or Dem to exploit the proximity to levers of power opportunity. Schumer was a master, so was John Lindsay, Rudy!!, Abzug, Cuomo, Sharpton, Hillary, RFK, etc.

Weiners power came from his media access - MSM news employee's belief he was a credible, entertainingly pushy and angry "every schmuck" spokesman. So simpatico with a background sorta like so many NYC editors, producers, reporters. Just like us!

That power is gone. Weiner has outlasted his usefullness to Party leadership.

Casting calls are already going out to other hungry, ambitious and connected possible candidates to be a better Schumer replacement.

J said...

Weiner's a moderate at best--pro war, pro FISA, AIPAC (though he has voted progressively on occasion). Elliot Abrams/Lieberman type. The GOP moralist-blowhards whining away about his faux-pas are really upset about one of their own swine--he should resign, then so should most Demopublicans.

Mama Pelosi sort of understands this

Lem said...

Andrew Sullivan is one person, and not a Dem. But at this pace Althouse will easily outpace Sullivan in number of posts about Weiner's cock vs Palin's vagina. Maybe next week.

Althouse has never claimed the Weiner's wiener to be other than his own ;)

The record speak for itself.

LarsPorsena said...

Blogger J said...

'Weiner's a moderate at best--pro war, pro FISA, AIPAC (though he has voted progressively on occasion). '
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Here's the Americans for Democratic Action list of 'Heroes'. It's the 'Best of the Left' list and Anthony is one of the stars.


House of Representatives:

Baldwin
Blumenauer
Braley
Brown, C.
Chu
Cleaver
Cohen
DeLauro
Ellison
Engel
Filner
Frank, B.
Garamendi
Grayson
Heinrich
Hinchey
Holt
Jackson, J.
Larson, J.
Lewis, John
Lujan
Markey, E.
Matsui
McCollum
McDermott
McGovern
Miller, B.
Miller, George
Moore, G.
Moran, James
Nadler
Napolitano
Olver
Pingree
Rangel
Roybal-
Allard
Sanchez, Linda
Scott, R.
Serrano
Slaughter
Thompson
Tonko
Towns
Van Hollen
Velázquez
Weiner
Woolsey
Yarmuth

Cedarford said...

J said...
Weiner's a moderate at best--pro war, pro FISA, AIPAC (though he has voted progressively on occasion). Elliot Abrams/Lieberman type. The GOP moralist-blowhards whining away about his faux-pas are really upset about one of their own swine
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Nonsense.
All liberal NYC politicians, even the likes of Weiner, Nadler, and Schumer - had a "Come to Jesus!" moment on 9/11. So they support both going after terrorists and ensuring "terrorist rights" are restored.
All NYC politicians from liberal to fairly conservative (Peter King) are in AIPAC's pocket. AIPAC says jump, they jump.
Love of Israel and "bringing people that hit our fair Blue city to Justice" does not transform NYC liberals to Sarah Palin sorts that have little Israel flags on their desks and love neocon goals.

Nor is Lieberman any way a "moderate". He votes liberal Democrat 95% of the time. He departs with liberal Dems over porn and media sleaze as an orthodox Jew...and supports any war he thinks is good for Israel. There was much discussion about Lieberman's true ideology following reports of McCain's idiot idea to make "My Dear Friend Joe" his VP candidate.

And Weiner is about as moderate as Pelosi or Obama.

J said...

garag: Andrew Sullivan is one person, and not a Dem. But at this pace Althouse will easily outpace Sullivan in number of posts about Weiner's cock vs Palin's vagina. Maybe next week.

An important point garag---Sull. was pro-war, GOP, flagwaving neo-con type--tho' non-hetero-- until ObamaCo arrived. He's still fairly conservative and obnoxious as f*ck, but tea-tards consider him "liberal". So again as with their attacks on Weiner the DINO (regardless of a few recent "progressive" votes), the Gumphousers are in effect attacking one of their own.


Now, for the real crypto-nazi anti-semite and racist ....peruse some of "Cedarford's" John Bircher speak.

Gene said...

Weiner says he isn't going to resign because a majority of his constituents want him to stay on the job. I know why too. It gives his "fangirls" such an ecstatic release to see him stand up in Congress, point his finger, and order his Republican opponent to sit down.

Then when the Republican did, Weiner crowed: "The gentleman is correct in sitting down."

Total domination for Weiner. Total euphoria for his ideologically driven constituents, who believe not only that Republicans are grievously misinformed but completely evil too.

Jennifer said...

This is a Congressman and an advisor to one of the most powerful politicians in the country and their condo is decorated like a couple of kids a few years removed from college. Cheap looking furniture and a total lack of personal style.

I can't decide whether that's kind of charming or really pathetic.

Jennifer said...

Ah, I hate it when I read comment threads after I post.

J said...

And Weiner is about as moderate as Pelosi or Obama.

yes Reichmarshall Cedarford, my point exactly. Recall Obama's praise of Reagan/entrepreneurs, his work with Paulson on TARP, appointing Larry Summers, HRC, Gates, his extension of the BushCo tax slashes, etc. Capitalist-centrist, all the way. The tea-tard's red-baiting--Comrade Barack, etc=-- is as confused as all of their ravings.

Seeing Red said...

LOLOLOLOL


Depends on who's defining.

Seeing Red said...

Don't mistake "centrist" for "gutless."

Cedarford said...

And "J." reveals his true colors. Progressives like Weiner, Pelosi, Obama are NOT liberals or progressives. According to "J." they are moderates and centrists!

J said...

... and Herr Cedarford reveals his ...favorite hat, a white sheet with eye-holes cut out. That, and maybe his Fuhrer uniform...with like a tasteful tutu!!!.

I ought to send your name (and this site) to Pelosi. She'd have you STFU, Cheneyford, muy rapido, trash

kimsch said...

Having watched a lot of HGTV recently, the place looks like it's been professionally staged for sale. They've removed clutter and personal art (photos, etc) and left some items to make the buyer feel as if the buyer's stuff will fit in the apartment.

wv: terfown

windbag said...

What did John Lennon see in Yoko?

One of the great unanswered mysteries of all time.


John declared Ono's musical talent to be ten (or twenty...it's been awhile) years ahead of her time. I think it was in response to those who pointed out that she ruined "Double Fantasy." Thank God, Lennon was no prophet.

dsh_1961 said...

These rules may have helped Weiner at the gym: http://debutopia.blogspot.com/2011/06/faq-what-to-do-with-your-weiner-at.html#more

dbp said...

The only thing which really struck me about the condo was the stack of CD cases on top of the desk shelf.

Once you have uploaded all the songs to a computer or iPod, why not just box up the cases and put them in the back of a closet or under a bed?

Gene said...

J: I ought to send your name [Cedarford] (and this site) to Pelosi. She'd have you STFU, Cheneyford, muy rapido, trash.

Pelosi would shut down Althouse? She has the power to do that? What makes you think Pelosi has so little respect for the First Amendment?

Oh wait, on second thought, she may very feel that way about free speech with which she disagrees.

Trooper York said...

Hey can't you just imagine Hummus and Hillary in their nighties haveing a pillow fight with their hair whipping back and for....errr....nevermind.

PatCA said...

Are they moving into Ma and Pa Clinton's house out in the country? I would...

Patrick said...

"Maybe the Clinton's paid."

I am appalled at the apostrophe abuse.

Freeman Hunt said...

This is a Congressman and an advisor to one of the most powerful politicians in the country and their condo is decorated like a couple of kids a few years removed from college. Cheap looking furniture and a total lack of personal style.

I can't decide whether that's kind of charming or really pathetic.


I had the exact same reaction as Jennifer.

Not that I my own house is so superbly decorated, but luckily no one is interested in it.

BJM said...

Weiner's seeking professional help is he? I didn't know stupid could be fixed.

JAL said...

They have a cat.

They don't seem like cat people.

Must be hers.

Where do they live in NYC? Bet Huma hangs out there more.

dave in boca said...

I lived in Saudi for years and Saudis are cat-oriented. He is too conceited and self-absorbed to share much emotion with anything so mundane as a pet.

I wonder if Huma is getting ready to say "I divorce thee" 3X & ditch the cad. Oops, that's for men only. The 'religion of peace' has a pro-male bias as strong as its pro-terrorist bias.

el polacko said...

a better question than what a particular congressmen can or can't afford is, how is that so many of them come into public office with not much, make a 'modest' salary, and then leave office as multi-millionaires?

el polacko said...

john saw that yoko was/is a unique talent...a sculptor, poet, calligrapher, performance artist, songwriter, and vocal musician..whose musical ideas and stylings were definitely 'ahead of their time'...only now, after so many years, are her works being seriously discussed and appreciated..with re-mixes of her music, once considered unlistenable, being played in dance clubs, no less. plus, she has a sense of humor, a huge heart...and was probably a great lay. what's not to like ?

rhhardin said...

Imus's McGuirk said that it's possible Mark David Chapman was trynig to kill Yoko Ono, which would have been justifiable.

If so, he'd be out by now.

Yoko probably dropped something, and John said "'ere, let me get that for you" and moved at the last moment.

Jennifer said...

Not that I my own house is so superbly decorated, but luckily no one is interested in it.

Ha! That was my exact second thought as well.

rhhardin said...

According to an email from one of Imus's thousands of doctors, Weiner's behavior is that of somebody on steroids.

MadisonMan said...

Vain congressmen. Who shouldn't be.

It's a long list.

deborah said...

I can see the 'roid rage part, but he is not very bulked up, and I'm no expert, but his testicles don't appear to be atrophied. Maybe he doesn't take enough to show major effects?