August 29, 2016

"So Huma is separating from her husband... but wasn't she already separated... kinda?"

That's what I said out loud when I saw the headline: "Humiliated Huma FINALLY dumps sexting Weiner: Hillary's top aide separates from her husband just hours after he sent an admirer a photo of his crotch while their four-year-old son slept beside him."

And let me elevate my own comment from my earlier post this morning:
They're a fascinating mystery. She's so closed and he's so open. Why are they together? Why were they ever together? Why are they still together? Are they together now for the child? Would that explain the exposure of the child in a sexual context? What do I have to do to unlock myself from this locked off lady?
ADDED: Meade just said: "If this was really about crossing a line with a child, that child would never have appeared in the movie."

191 comments:

rhhardin said...

The child is something to trade off of. It's the same ratings as the discovery of child sexual abuse in the 70s.

Ratings is everything.

traditionalguy said...

Hillary and Huma got the thrill of destroying themselves a Jew. But Anthony was a loser in his last two elections so what good was he anymore.

Brando said...

Well, we found out what Huma's last straw was--a third sexting, this time with the kid.

Now to wait for the Lifetime Movie to come out.

Ann Althouse said...

Let's see what Weiner does now that he's been set free.

They bullied him out of his Congressional seat. They used him when they thought they could reconstruct him. And now they kick him to the curb.

I'd love to see him rise again. After a refractory period.

He could lead the alt-left.

traditionalguy said...

Will Trump dare Twitter about Weiner's exposing it only digitally and being walked out on while Bill Clinton makes the women kiss it in person and Hillary stays with him.

No. Kellyanne will no let him near Twitter.

Virgil Hilts said...

Weiner's refractory period is probably less than 25 minutes.

rhhardin said...

Anthony's swimwear line is in the offing.

Ann Althouse said...

I wonder if he's intimidated by all the texts he must be getting from women who think they can now get to him and use him. I hope Huma has nailed down the family finances.

YoungHegelian said...

Clearly, here's one "good Muslim girl" whose Mom & Dad never set her straight about her love for "the bad boys".

rhhardin said...

Weiner is said to be an interesting guy to interview, according to Sid and Bernie who also appear on Imus, and have him as a regular and even as a guest host.

I've never heard him.

Huma thinks Hillary is more interesting.

Rusty said...

Why does Weiner do stupid shit?
Because he's stupid.
Quagmire.

khesanh0802 said...

Don't like anyone who is close to Hillary - don't trust 'em, but it's about time this woman showed a little backbone. Of course, Hillary hasn't set much of an example for how to deal with a philandering husband.

William said...

I don't see how Weiner can ever again serve in public life. Even in private life, it would be extremely difficult for him to find a job. A post with the Clinton Foundation is definitely out.......Perhaps Vivid Entertainment could offer him a one time gig in a porn role with Lindsay Lohan. It's a one time pay dauphinois, but it would be worth big bucks........Who knows? Maybe he has a future as a pornstar. Maybe that was his unconscious motivation all along.

mccullough said...

Would not want to be the judge presiding over this divorce case.

C Stanley said...

I didn't really understand that comment about unlocking. Are you suggesting that he couldn't get out of the marriage so he used his child to take things to another level, one that Huma couldn't ignore? If so....that's horrifying. All of it is nauseating, and there is no explanation for the facts of the picture that are morally acceptable, but that explanation really pushes the boundaries of human decency.

Virgil Hilts said...

Curious what Ann thinks of Drudge's choice of photo and phrasing? I think the photo is brilliant.

Rae said...

People who voluntarily self destruct are fascinating to me. In this case, Weiner obviously has several psychological/spiritual problems and the real world consequences haven't been drastic enough to cause him to want to change.

We should be glad he didn't rise higher in politics. He would have been easy to blackmail.

Mac McConnell said...

Glenn Reynolds said it best at Instapundit,

"SHE’S SPLITTING UP WITH HIM FOR THE SAME REASON HILLARY STAYED WITH BILL: POLITICAL VIABILITY."

I wonder what Huma's Muslim Brotherhood mother will have to say, "Weiner did beat his wife enough".

rhhardin said...

He should have used an American flag instead of a baby.

Contradictory signals.

Michael The Magnificent said...

Huma cuts off Weiner, news at 11.

Mac McConnell said...

Should read, "Weiner did not beat his wife enough".

Unknown said...

I doubt even the "alt left" whoever they are, want the Weiner.

Unknown said...

Glenn Reynolds is an idiot. She's leaving the dick because he acted irresponsibly and neglectfully, not even mentioning inappropriately with his child right next to him in bed.

cubanbob said...

Rae said...
People who voluntarily self destruct are fascinating to me. In this case, Weiner obviously has several psychological/spiritual problems and the real world consequences haven't been drastic enough to cause him to want to change.

We should be glad he didn't rise higher in politics. He would have been easy to blackmail.

8/29/16, 11:31 AM"

As in Hillary Clinton ease of blackmail ability?

rhhardin said...

Limbaugh predicts hangwringing, sorrow and sadness in the media.

n.n said...

The alt-left was neutered by the left.

rhhardin said...

My reptile brain can see texting his dick as a social problem but I don't see the connection to the baby on the bed.

Maybe both appeal to women, he thinks.

It's not a child sex connection though, unless the lady is very weird.

Ann Althouse said...

"Curious what Ann thinks of Drudge's choice of photo and phrasing? I think the photo is brilliant."

Love the photo.

The headline is just one of a long like of jokes on AW's name. Not the best, not the worst.

David Begley said...

"Why were they ever together?"

It was a political business deal. The marriage provided her cover. For him, it gained him access to Hillary. Just like the Clintons deal but not as lucrative.

SteveR said...

Here's the takeaway. Poor Huma -- so utterly competent as a professional, so successful as a mother -- yet has to deal with her husband's sexual wrongs in spite of her own love and faithfulness.

Just like Hillary. Another victim. (drys eyes)

EDH said...

"So Huma is separating from her husband... but wasn't she already separated... kinda?"

Maybe this episode was just a contrivance to elicit sympathy to shore-up the woman's vote for Hillary?

Problem is, it just attracts attention to the weird relationships of the women in the Hillary campaign have with men.

richardsson said...

Hopefully, this whole sorry ass bunch will be passing from the scene. I say hopefully.

cubanbob said...

Unknown said...
Glenn Reynolds is an idiot. She's leaving the dick because he acted irresponsibly and neglectfully, not even mentioning inappropriately with his child right next to him in bed.

8/29/16, 11:40 AM

Huma at least left her pervert while her boss whom you are supporting and voting for stays married to a serial rapist and you call Reynolds an idiot?

David Begley said...

And after November, Hillary divorces Bill. Either win or lose, the business deal has served its purpose.

Unknown said...

"My reptile brain can see texting his dick as a social problem but I don't see the connection to the baby on the bed.

Maybe both appeal to women, he thinks."

How many men think like this?

Meade said...

"She's leaving the dick because he acted irresponsibly and neglectfully, not even mentioning inappropriately with his child right next to him in bed."

Then what took her so long? Why now? If irresponsible neglectful inappropriate behavior were the problem, she would have divorced him years ago.

Unknown said...

Cubanbob,
I'm a Sanders supporter, I'm only voting for Clinton because of the alternative.....Trump, who is far far worse.

rhhardin said...

Dick texters need an interest group to avoid this kind of problem.

LBGTQD rights.

EMD said...

"Love the photo."

The matching outfits are quite charming. Also, non-matching Chelsea trailing behind.

rhhardin said...

How many men think like this?

It looks like he's after relationships with awed women to me. He's miscalculating what babes like a little, is all.

EMD said...

I'm a Sanders supporter, I'm only voting for Clinton because of the alternative.....Trump, who is far far worse."

Sanders is a fucking phony. They all are.

Unknown said...

Meade,
Maybe she didn't know what he was doing in bed with their son next to him. Maybe he acted like a responsible parent in all other ways, in front of her. I doubt that she knew what he was doing, with the child next to him, but yes, she should've left him long ago, I would've.

EMD said...

"It looks like he's after relationships with awed women to me. He's miscalculating what babes like a little, is all."

Yes, and he's very vain and shallow. Look at the women he contacts, they are not 'professional' women. They are um, sluttier.

rhhardin said...

The codpiece worked hundreds of years ago.

eric said...

Hillary won't be able to divorce Bill. He will be dead already. Sympathy vote.

I feel bad for Weiner. He obviously has a sexual addiction and isn't willing to stop himself. No matter the consequences. He needs help, but this business of being in the public eye is only going to make getting that help worse.

The only good news is, he is a Democrat. Which means lots of, "Let's let private citizens be private" talk in the media.

rhhardin said...

Taking your kid to the mothers' park works, according to romcoms. Ask mothers' advice.

Combine that with a codpiece, is all.

Meade said...

"I doubt that she knew what he was doing, with the child next to him, but yes, she should've left him long ago, I would've."

And you call Glenn Reynolds an idiot?

Mac McConnell said...

How is Weiner's texting worse than Bill Clinton's past and present infidelities, rapes and visits to pediphile island?

Maybe leftist feminist just can't satisfy their husband's.

rhhardin said...

Huma probably wasn't accepting his texts, is the problem. He has to go elsewhere.

rhhardin said...

It's not like he attached a tassle to it with a "Pull for service" sign.

(Peter deVries, Vale of Laughter)

rhhardin said...

Dorothy Rabinowitz will straighten it all out in a couple years and win another Pulitzer.

Unknown said...

Glenn Reynolds is stating she is divorcing him for political reasons. And just HOW does he know this, enough to publish it? It's idiotic to come to this conclusion, based on public knowlege of the case.

FullMoon said...

Ann Althouse said... [hush]​[hide comment]

Let's see what Weiner does now that he's been set free.

They bullied him out of his Congressional seat. They used him when they thought they could reconstruct him. And now they kick him to the curb.

I'd love to see him rise again. After a refractory period.

He could lead the alt-left.


Pretty darn funny! Suprised I am first to mention it.

More seriously, the sexting is not the problem. They probably have an understanding regarding that. Getting caught, and notification to Huma it would be publicized, was the problem. Also, still time for "therapy and reconciliation" in the future.


rhhardin said...

He can name his dick Icarus.

AprilApple said...

Imagine if texting/sexting were around when Monica and Bill were having fun in the various rooms of our government buildings.

This entire episode reminds of the never-ending Clinton saga.

Original Mike said...

"I hope Huma has nailed down the family finances."

Huma is a member of the Clinton Crime Family. She's set for life.

Meade said...

"It's idiotic to come to this conclusion, based on public knowlege of the case."

And yet you, a self-purported non-idiot, said, "I doubt that she knew what he was doing." Public evidence: This at least the 3rd time he's done it.

mezzrow said...

He could lead the alt-left.

He's the kind of leader the alt-left deserves.

I see what you did there, professor. You scamp, you.

Like the South, he'll rise again. Heh. Time will tell.

Eric the Fruit Bat said...

I feel fairly certain that Mr. Weiner must have some admirable qualities.

JHapp said...

She is reseparating, just as Hillary was reintroduced so many times.

Meade said...

"This entire episode reminds of the never-ending Clinton saga."

Important difference: We have no evidence that Anthony Weiner has ever sexually harassed anyone including sexually harassing subordinates in the workplace.

AprilApple said...

The porn industry is calling.

Rob said...

Oy, what a shanda fur die goyim.

Unknown said...

Meade, I was suggesting she didn't know he was sexting WITH THE SON IN THE SAME BED with him. There's a difference. I don't advocate staying in marriage where the spouse is addicted to sexting, affairs, Internet porn, etc., but it's not a GIVEN that these types of men do these activities in FRONT of their child.

Please excuse he ALL CAPS, but I needed to make a point.

DR Judge said...

Where's Lazlo?

Rob said...

C'mon, Meade, cut Clinton some slack. What is the point of being the frigging leader of the free world if you can't get a BJ from an intern and lie about it under oath?

YoungHegelian said...

@Rob,

Oy, what a shanda fur die goyim.

Wait! He wasn't cut?

rhhardin said...

He's not Boogie Nights material.

Unknown said...

Yeah, Weiner is a goyim?

AprilApple said...

Meade -

Important difference: We have no evidence that Anthony Weiner has ever sexually harassed anyone including sexually harassing subordinates in the workplace.

True. The context remains sexual. The uncontrolled sexual weirdness that swirls around the Clintons reminds us of Bill, and how tired we are of all of this.
The Clintons cannot shake the sexual deviancy. But you are correct- Carlos never really hurt anyone except his own family, his own political career, and his own child.

rhhardin said...

Still, you could start calling him Dirk Diggler for amusement.

SukieTawdry said...

Why the hell should Weiner rise again? What did he bring to the table in the first place? No, Carlos will go the way of Client-9, a far more talented man (and one who, by the way, when last heard of was under investigation for assault). There will be attempts to resurrect him, but nothing will take. Perhaps he'll write a tell-all book. That would be amusing.

bigkat said...

must it really be spelled out after all these years. Weiner and Hillary are political beards. in both couples its a symbiotic relationship, both females have no interest in their partners and ditto for the males. the sole child for each was just to complete the "Happy Normal Family Charade" the end justifies the means for liberals.

rhhardin said...

I'd stand by my suggestion that Weiner is after awe from women.

Unknown said...

Bigkat, and you know this....how? Please share your intimate knowlege of the relationships of these two women to each other and their "beards".

Meade said...

"Please excuse he ALL CAPS, but I needed to make a point."

You owe Glenn Reynolds a public apology.

Eric the Fruit Bat said...

In the movie Boogie Nights, the fee was $5.00 to look at the package of the young and aspiring Dirk Diggler, IIRC.

I don't think anyone actually paid to do so, Jack Horner having bigger plans in mind and other means at his disposal.

Maybe $5.00 was reasonable at the time, but such a display is worth much less than $5.00 today, even with inflation, what with the internet and all, and poor Mr. Weiner can't even give it away for free without getting into trouble.

rhhardin said...

I forget how Boogie Nights came out, but I think it was a humbled Dirk looking for simple honest work in the porn industry.

Ann Althouse said...

"Huma is a member of the Clinton Crime Family. She's set for life."

But they have shared funds now, and he's going to be spending money perhaps. He's entitled to half of whatever they've acquired during the marriage. I'm just concerned about sudden big expenses for him now, as so many opportunities are dropping into his famous lap.

As for her income stream in the future, I expect him to divert a big hunk of that into the spousal support he will need.

YoungHegelian said...

I feel sorry for that poor kid. Not because he was the backdrop in a sexting, but because digital is forever. He's gonna be getting jibed about his Dad "Weiner & his weiner" for all of his school years.

It would be bad enough with a name like "Weiner" to begin with, but add in Dad with his sex games, & the kid will be living in Hell.

Maybe, he'll convert to Islam or sumthin' just for payback.

Mac McConnell said...

EMD said...
"Love the photo."

"The matching outfits are quite charming. Also, non-matching Chelsea trailing behind."

One can only imagine the morning phone call from Hillary, "Huma today we should wear turquoise tops. I've got a $1200 McLemore blouse I'm dying to wear. Huma make sure your top covers your hips so I'm not so obvious and white pants. The limo will pick you up at ten."

If Huma was really Hillary's friend, she would advise her that women with cankles and fat feet should not wear $700 white Gucci toggle-bit loafers.

Unknown said...

"You owe Glenn Reynolds a public apology.."

Absolutely NOT. I have the right to express my opinion as much as he does, or do I not? I must apologize for what exactly? Is is verboten to criticize Glenn Reynolds on Althouse now?

Paco Wové said...

...they might have uttered some word of protest. But just at that moment, as though at a signal, all the sheep burst out into a tremendous bleating of-

Sanders good, Hillary better!
Sanders good, Hillary better!

Original Mike said...

Blogger David Begley said..."And after November, Hillary divorces Bill. Either win or lose, the business deal has served its purpose."

Nah, he brings in too much money.

Ann Althouse said...

"Meade, I was suggesting she didn't know he was sexting WITH THE SON IN THE SAME BED with him. There's a difference. I don't advocate staying in marriage where the spouse is addicted to sexting, affairs, Internet porn, etc., but it's not a GIVEN that these types of men do these activities in FRONT of their child."

The report in the NY Post has the child suddenly jumping into the bed. Do you want to pillory every man who's had an erection when a child suddenly jumped into the bed?

William said...

On further thought, I don't think a video with Lindsay Lohan would be the most lucrative way for Weiner to monetize his fame and sex appeal. There's just too much pirating of digital material for for such a film to be truly lucrative. It says something bad about America that so many people are willing to download free copies of our public figures' sex lives instead of paying a fair tariff for the viewing.......There is, however, a way out of the conundrum. I'm thinking of a pay per view event. Make it an important social occasion. Weiner can donate a portion of the proceeds to the Clinton re-election campaign. Lots of Hollywood celebrities could show up for the event. This would serve to not only raise money for Hillary but to lessen the stigma attached to those like Anthony and Bill who have chosen to express their sexuality in innovative and imaginative ways.

Meade said...

"True. The context remains sexual."

The important context is power. Hillary actively enabled Bill Clinton's serial harassment of subordinates in the workplace. This has been public knowledge for 20 years.

Teach women not to enable harassment, of any kind — in the workplace, the classroom, the government, the military, or any place at all.

bigkat said...

Hillary wasn't lying when she said Bill never cheated on her . it was in the pre nuptials he always had carte blanche . same with the weiner

rhhardin said...

What will be done about women with cameltoes, especially with children.

Meade said...

"As for her income stream in the future, I expect him to divert a big hunk of that into the spousal support he will need."

Whether he will need spousal support or not, he deserves a legal settlement that is fair.

Ann Althouse said...

"Why the hell should Weiner rise again? What did he bring to the table in the first place? No, Carlos will go the way of Client-9, a far more talented man (and one who, by the way, when last heard of was under investigation for assault). There will be attempts to resurrect him, but nothing will take. Perhaps he'll write a tell-all book. That would be amusing."

Spitzer had a TV talk show. Weiner is a good talker. And who knows what he'll say now that he's set loose? He's got a lot of people he could blab on. I'd like to hear it. Why can't he get into the Bernie Sanders niche?

Weiner originally soared into the public picture when he was getting passionate and spouting off in Congress. He can get back to that, and he won't have to take care not do things that hurt Huma. Do you think Weiner loves Hillary Clinton? I don't. He's got the motive and the opportunity to bust things open on the left the way Trump did on the right.

Trump's having 3 wives hasn't held him back too much. Not everyone cares about the sexual stuff and some people think it's human frailty of a forgivable kind. Yes, he hurt his wife, but so did Bill Clinton. And maybe his wife hurt him and he can't say it. You know, there are always a lot of women who are open to hearing from a man that his wife doesn't understand him and doesn't know how to give him the love he needs.

Meade said...

" I have the right to express my opinion as much as he does, or do I not?"

I agree — you do have the right. But I'm talking about what is right. You called Glenn Reynolds an idiot and yet, by your own admission, it is you who can't make your point without shouting in caps.

roadgeek said...

Thank God for the Daily Mail. The bare facts, and lots and lots of pictures.

David Begley said...

This Weiner separation is both a trial balloon and a foreshadowing of the Clintons separation. The media is sad. Hillary's numbers will go up. Sympathy vote from unmarried women. Political calculation here.

Mac McConnell said...

YoungHegelian

If you're the prodigy of the left it's a feature not a bug. PM of Canada Justin Trudeau's mother seems to have been an official Studio 54's mattress back, her photos of spread muffin published all over the world. Hedonism didn't hurt The Kennedys either.

Ann Althouse said...

"Thank God for the Daily Mail. The bare facts, and lots and lots of pictures."

We are visual creatures, we humans. That's why sexting is so important, even if it's also ludicrous. Much of what fascinates and enlivens us is.

Ann Althouse said...

"Whether he will need spousal support or not, he deserves a legal settlement that is fair."

I agree. He was the stay-at-home spouse who supported her when her career was on the upswing. He facilitated her rise, and her future income is in some unknowable way related to his efforts in the home.

Yes, he could have done the home-based spouse role better, but he did take the backup role that deserves respect in a divorce.

FullMoon said...

Ann Althouse said...

"Meade, I was suggesting she didn't know he was sexting WITH THE SON IN THE SAME BED with him. There's a difference. I don't advocate staying in marriage where the spouse is addicted to sexting, affairs, Internet porn, etc., but it's not a GIVEN that these types of men do these activities in FRONT of their child."

The report in the NY Post has the child suddenly jumping into the bed. Do you want to pillory every man who's had an erection when a child suddenly jumped into the bed?

Surely you are not suggesting the child caused the erection? Pretty darn funny today !. How long can you keep it up?

Unknown said...
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gadfly said...

Ann Althouse said...
Let's see what Weiner does now that he's been set free.

They bullied him out of his Congressional seat. They used him when they thought they could reconstruct him. And now they kick him to the curb.

I'd love to see him rise again. After a refractory period.

He could lead the alt-left.


There is little doubt that he gets a rise out of his sexting hobby. As for a refractory period. he has demonstrated zero control over his obsession for a long time already.

Then there is the question about the alt-left. Sadly, we don't even know if the alt-right is for real because we depend on our truthful media to tell us about it. Who knows, perhaps we are now having to deal with the Bilderbergers?

Greg Gutfeld doesn't know what the alt-right represents. He asks:
Is it a computer key that, once you press it, sends your browser history to your grandmother?
Or a new antiperspirant for millennials, all natural and made with bug saliva?
Or is it a boy band that crafts ballads out of books by Ann Coulter?

Unknown said...

Althouse, no, I understand that men can have an erection at odd times. However he shouldn't have sexted a picture of his penis in the tight underwear with his child laying next to him. I suspect that he knew his genitals were in that picture, don't you?

MaxedOutMama said...

Ann - you are missing the main issue here - this wasn't accidental. Weiner is the one who brings it up and sends the picture. That is extremely odd, and raises very difficult issues.

A medical professional or teacher who had become aware of this type of behavior - deliberate involvement of a child in a sexual context, plus imagery - would be bound to report it to the state's child protection agency.

What KIND OF PERSON WITH WHAT KIND OF EFFING KINK DELIBERATELY INTRODUCES AN IMAGE OF THEIR CHILD IN THEIR BED to a person with whom that person is conducting a sexual (if remote) courtship/transaction? Are you flipping insane? This is very far outside the boundaries of ANYTHING that could be considered normal behavior!

Did Weiner think this was sexy? Because to most people it would be a big turnoff!! Is he looking for a particular type of person?

This is, if nothing else, an attraction to sexual child predators who are very good at using adults to get to their children. So it's dangerous. However, the second danger, and a very real one, is that Weiner appears to be sexually trawling using his kid; he has to lose custody until he's cleared by a qualified psychologist.

The fact that you don't comprehend this is rather frightening.

Meade said...

Unknown,

You called Glenn Reynolds an idiot. Why?

Unknown said...

Meade, here you go, I didn't gratuitously call him an idiot, I had a reason which I explained already, but here it is again. You can agree with me or not, but your disagreement with my assessment doesn't call for me to apologize to him, for pity sake.

Blogger Unknown said...
Glenn Reynolds is stating she is divorcing him for political reasons. And just HOW does he know this, enough to publish it? It's idiotic to come to this conclusion, based on public knowlege of the case.

8/29/16, 12:07 PM
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rhhardin said...

Glenn is an idiot for his fixation of immortality.

What other fixation will replace it, if replaced it must be? Somewhere in Lautreamont.

rhhardin said...

We need an apology thread.

Lazlo can do a man who always apologizes series.

Unknown said...

NO apology from me. Yes I'm yelling.

Michael The Magnificent said...

Huma fails to straighten out Weiner.

Unknown said...

Crooked Weiner.

Meade said...

Blogger Unknown said...
"Glenn Reynolds is stating she is divorcing him for political reasons."

Mind showing us exactly where you saw Glenn stating that?

Ann Althouse said...

"The report in the NY Post has the child suddenly jumping into the bed. Do you want to pillory every man who's had an erection when a child suddenly jumped into the bed?' Surely you are not suggesting the child caused the erection? Pretty darn funny today !. How long can you keep it up?"

Sorry I worded that so badly.

I'd rewrite it:

Do you want to pillory every man who has ever been in bed with an erection and then finds himself surprised by a child jumping in with him?

The other things you perceive as jokes are intentional, and your perceiving this as a joke is on you.

LarryK said...

It's all about politics - Huma is Hillary's Girl Friday, and Hillary doesn't need yet another creepy perv in the extended political family. Huma knows how to read the tea leaves, and if she wanted a senior position in the Clinton 2.0 White House, it was time to cut the Weiner.

SukieTawdry said...

Oh, Weiner undoubtedly has a lot of dirt to dish, that's for sure. If he chooses to go that route, he's guaranteed continued notoriety and a public forum, for a while at least. (Of course, if he chooses to go that route, he better watch his back but good.) Spitzer's had opportunities to try his hand at a lot of things since his public disgrace, but nothing that's amounted to much. And he has a lot more to offer than Weiner who before his sexting activities was known primarily for his combative bombast and high-profile marriage. The future leader of a political or social movement? I'm not seeing that at all. But certainly, stranger things have happened.

Ann Althouse said...

"Althouse, no, I understand that men can have an erection at odd times. However he shouldn't have sexted a picture of his penis in the tight underwear with his child laying next to him. I suspect that he knew his genitals were in that picture, don't you?"

Yes, and that was a gross error, but the wrong to the child is of a kind with the wrong of using him in the movie.

Mark Nielsen said...

Over 100 comments and not a word from Laslo yet? My disappointment runs deep.

Unknown said...

Meade, I based my assessment on this comment. Has Blogger Mac McConnell misquoted Glenn Reynolds?

Blogger Mac McConnell said...
Glenn Reynolds said it best at Instapundit,

"SHE’S SPLITTING UP WITH HIM FOR THE SAME REASON HILLARY STAYED WITH BILL: POLITICAL VIABILITY."

I wonder what Huma's Muslim Brotherhood mother will have to say, "Weiner did beat his wife enough".

8/29/16, 11:32 AM

FullMoon said...

Ann Althouse said... [hush]​[hide comment]

"The report in the NY Post has the child suddenly jumping into the bed. Do you want to pillory every man who's had an erection when a child suddenly jumped into the bed?' Surely you are not suggesting the child caused the erection? Pretty darn funny today !. How long can you keep it up?"

Sorry I worded that so badly.

I'd rewrite it:

Do you want to pillory every man who has ever been in bed with an erection and then finds himself surprised by a child jumping in with him?

The other things you perceive as jokes are intentional, and your perceiving this as a joke is on you.

Found it un-intentionally hum
orous because of your dedication to precision in writing. No offense intended. Suppose there is no humor intended in "pilloy/Hillary"

Meade said...

Unknown said...
"Meade, I based my assessment on this comment. Has Blogger Mac McConnell misquoted Glenn Reynolds?"

You called Glenn Reynolds an idiot based on hearsay? You didn't bother to do a search to see if he was "stating" what you claimed he was "stating"? You just assumed a comment on the internet to be fact?

There may be an idiot here, but I don't think it's Glenn.

You should apologize.

Rob said...

A legal question: Since Weiner owns the copyright in any photographs he takes, is he entitled to royalties from anyone who publishes the photo without his consent?

Unknown said...

Oh for pity sake. OK, I'll apologize to Mac McConnel for believing him. It's idiotic to keep arguing this Meade, but hey it's your wife's blog.

Paul Ciotti said...

Lots of couples have sexual relations with their child asleep in his crib in the same room. Is that child abuse too?

Unknown said...

The boy is four years old.

Darrell said...

Telling Weiner to beat it will not solve any problems.

Mac McConnell said...

Meade said...
Unknown said...
"Meade, I based my assessment on this comment. Has Blogger Mac McConnell misquoted Glenn Reynolds?"

Meade, the headline "SHE’S SPLITTING UP WITH HIM FOR THE SAME REASON HILLARY STAYED WITH BILL: POLITICAL VIABILITY." was I assumed commentary, prior to a link, by Reynolds, which I copied and pasted from Instapundit.I did not include the link. I can't find it now, so it's been deleted, I guess. But, regardless the point still stands.

But, who is the idiot, me or Unkown who supported a candidate that said America has too many deodorants and then proceed to purchase his third house? A candidate whose wife fraudulently bankrupted a small college.

Unkown who now supports a grifter name Hillary Clinton, Obama's third term with the exception that she's the Paul Wolfowitz neocon candidate.

glenn said...

What's interesting about the Wagger's case isn't that Huma stayed until the kid got involved. It's how long idiot folks like Jon Stewart and Rachel Maddow did. All they had to do was look at the timeline. Instead they beclowned themselves. "Do you mind if I ask you this question?" Really.

Meade said...

Abraham Lincoln would not like the way Unknown slanders Glenn Reynolds. And neither do I.

DR Judge said...

Is Lazlo in reality Weiner?

Birkel said...

Marriage of convenience became inconvenient?

That is either ironically sad or sadly ironic.

Titus said...

Weiner's weiner is average size. No great shakes. I was hoping with that large nose the penis would follow, but no luck.

Jon Ericson said...

Potty Break.

Birches said...

I think he did it on purpose, either because he wanted out or as a giant F U to Hillary and Huma. The lady was a Trump supporter. He knew that. Why would he expect it to stay private?

Bay Area Guy said...

We really do relish all articles about the Weiner.

Rusty said...


"The report in the NY Post has the child suddenly jumping into the bed. Do you want to pillory every man who's had an erection when a child suddenly jumped into the bed?"

That all depends, Ann.
Did he have an erection before the child got in bed with him or did he get an erection because the child got in bed with him.

HoodlumDoodlum said...

From IowaHawk a while back:

Weinermandius

I read a hyperlink from a Twitter sage
Who said: "A vast and trunkless dick of stone
Stands in an archive. Near it on the page,
Half sunk, a shattered screencap lies, whose tone
And wrinkled pecs and leer of middle age
Tell that its subject kept that poontang rapt
Who yet discuss, in coed Facebook throngs,
The man who chased them and his hand that fapped.
And on the EXIF these words appear:
`My name is Weinermandius, Dong of Dongs:
Look on my junk, ye mighty, and despair!'
Nothing beside remains. Round the decay
Of that colossal bulge, manscaped and bare,
The lonely intertubes stretch far away."

Unknown said...

Meade,
It's not slander. If the headline that Mac McConnel claims was there on Instapundit, but now is gone is true, it's an idiotic thing to assert, almost like slander, libel, whatever. So the question should be, WHY did Glenn Reynolds delete the headline? Or did he? or is Mac McConnell not telling the truth? I assumed he was telling the truth, I had no reason to think he was lying.

HoodlumDoodlum said...

Ann Althouse said...Weiner originally soared into the public picture when he was getting passionate and spouting off in Congress.

That's just the kind of person we need in politics today, hear hear! The Media loves Trump so much, maybe Weiner can follow that model--that's what America's desperate for.

ou know, there are always a lot of women who are open to hearing from a man that his wife doesn't understand him and doesn't know how to give him the love he needs.

Yes, there are lot of stupid, gullible, self-deluding people out there. When those people are male we call them idiots. When those people are female we mostly talk about how terrible it was that the mean ol' man treated them badly--they were only following their hearts and caring too much, after all.

Jon Ericson said...

I had no reason to think he was lying.
Do you have any reason to think Hillary is lying?

Unknown said...

Jon, do you have any reason to think Trump is lying? See how that works?

Jon Ericson said...

Do I have any reason to think you are lying?
Actually no, I think you believe the shit you write.
Your intentions are good, right?

EMD said...

"How long can you keep it up?"

We are all comedians now.

EMD said...

Related?

Jon Ericson said...

When do we get the "A" team (unk#55)?
This unk#11 gets tedious after a few dozen tries.

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khesanh0802 said...

I would think there would be political capital to be made from the comparison that Huma had the courage/outrage/ ? to ditch Weiner while Hillary has continued in her role as enabler/door mat for Bill. It would be a little dirty, but true.

Jon Ericson said...

Potty break, again.

Mac McConnell said...

This is too funny, wasn't it one of Breitbart's first touchdowns to expose Anthony Weiner as Carlos Danger in the first sexting scandal? Wasn't that very soon after Carlos Danger's wedding to Huma? This is only the third time he was actually caught.

So Grifter Hillary's understudy Muslim Brotherhood princess Huma, employed by Teneo, Clinton Foundation and the State Dept. marries loudmouth Sen. Schumer's loudmouth understudy NY Jew Anthony Weiner, aka Carlos danger, in a ceremony conducted by lying Southern Baptist Slick Willy Bill Clinton, Rhode's scholar, Ark. Gov., Pres of US, womanizer and Raping Attorney General of Arkansas. Politics had nothing to do with this multicultural experiment.

MayBee said...

As I recall, Huma and Anthony announced they were getting married soon after the rumors about Hillary and Huma started. Anthony was a very strong Clinton supporter, even when everyone left her in 2008.

I suspect the Clintons set them up for convenience (to the Clintons). Bill Clinton even officiated the wedding.

Unknown said...

Hmmm, maybe Mac was lying afterall. I shouldn't have believed him.

Unknown said...

Oh please don't report me to the DNC Jon. I took a few extra potty breaks today.

Gusty Winds said...

1) Either this guy is so unhappy married to Huma, that he just chewed his leg off to get out of the trap.

2) It's a set-up to distract from her ties to her mother's Radical Islamic paper.

3) Weiner is desperate for money and wants to massage the royalties from the recently released Weiner documentary (assuming he gets some).

4) It's a set-up to make Huma look independent and sympathetic.



MayBee said...

The rumors about Hillary and Huma started in The Village Voice August 2007 and were written about Here in Nov 2007. Drudge picked it up.

They were engaged by May 2008 and announced it in July.
Announced Gawker at the time

Michael The Magnificent said...

Huma's Weiner over-exposed, again!

The headlines practically write themselves.

Jon Ericson said...

Well, when you're so full of shit...

AReasonableMan said...

Weiner has only one way out of this fresh hell that he has created. Sadly he is not Japanese because his one realistic option will not be viewed as honorable.

Rhythm and Balls said...

Sad.

And totally stupid.

Not because it was really so wrong, per se. But because one small change could have totally remade his career.

If he'd taken the picture of himself holding the kid, shirtless, in jeans, instead of just in jockey shorts (which no guy should ever wear anyway), he would have totally transformed himself from an impulsive/slightly freaky or even perverted disgraced congressman into sexiest dad ever.

There is no way the majority of women aged 18 - 35 looking at an even slightly in-shape shirtless dad holding his three-year old son would not get turned on. He would have moistened vaginas from Arkansas to Idaho.

Hell, he could be holding a kitten, shirtless, and they'd get turned on.

Women expect themselves to have ways of sexualizing their parenthood. Men have to be a good bit more subtle about it. But it can be done. The sexy dad thing can be pulled off.

But this way was way too outre.

The only dads allowed to hold their own kid while wearing a loincloth these days would be from undiscovered tribes in the Amazon.

Everyone else in America would be violating the cultural standard and deemed one step away from outright pedophile or pervert.

One more article of clothing and he could have been the sexiest comeback congressional dad in America.

Stupid, stupid, stupid Anthony Weiner.

wildswan said...

This ambitious, over-sexed guy gets child care duty while his wife does national politics out of town. How could that work? But he destroys all sympathy because he involves his child in his nap time adventures.

And he sends a dangerous picture to a Trump supporter indicating some kind of political death wish.

Crooked Wiener - I thought Bill was the bent one. But the whole family has a bend in it.

traditionalguy said...

We should reclaim from the memory hole the detail that Bannon's Britebart was trashed by Hillary's MSM Army for its exposing Weiner's weiner wagging the first time around.

I believe that is where Britebart got re-named always-right, or alt-right for short.


Rhythm and Balls said...

Oh wait. I just saw the pic.

I take it all back.

For the last time, guys. The pic cannot - REPEAT, CAN NOT - BE DISEMBODIED or DECAPITATED!

Your HEAD AND FULL BODY MUST BE IN THE SHOT! YOU CANNOT MAKE IT ONLY ABOUT YOUR DICK - AND (GULP) THE KID THAT'S RIGHT NEXT TO IT!

What a dumbass - and yes, borderline if not outright pedophile. Yes, that picture is enough to call protective services.

I had no idea. Apologies. What a weirdo.

Fritz said...
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Fritz said...

You know, there are always a lot of women who are open to hearing from a man that his wife doesn't understand him and doesn't know how to give him the love he needs.

Especially if he has a few billion dollars.

Rhythm and Balls said...

He can name his dick Icarus.

Winner of the thread.

Rhythm and Balls said...

There's no career for him anymore, let alone any interesting thing he can do. So don't get your hopes up. He's obviously a habitual exhibitionist, added in with the fact that he doesn't mind kids being in the shot. I'm sorry, but the apprehended subway flasher doesn't get career rehabilitation, and neither will this guy. There's just absolutely no reason to send disembodied dick pics - let alone with your kid in them. Women are allowed send disembodied sexual pics of themselves; guys can't. That's just how it goes. But now with the kid in the shot he took it even one way more unjustifiable step further. Adios, Carlos.

Christopher Moran said...

Oh I wish I was a Huma Deiner-Weiner,
that is what I'd truly like to be,
cause if I was a Hama Deiner-Weiner
Everyone would be in love with me!

Mac McConnell said...

Unknown said...
Hmmm, maybe Mac was lying afterall. I shouldn't have believed him.

You believe Grifter Hillary or don't care, she's been lying to you and the rest of America for over thirty years. Besides being called a liar or idiot by you who supported bernie and now the Grifter is a badge of honor. ;-)

Jon Ericson said...

Shift change.
(I'm looking forward to 'ol 55' back in the saddle.)

Unknown said...

Hi Jonny, I hear you have dreamy brown eyes.

Jon Ericson said...

Wow, a new one! unk#51!
Welcome!
You're wrong about the eyes though.
Sorry to mess up your set-up.
Tsk.

Mac McConnell said...

This was written in 2013, How Long Will Muslim Brotherhood Force Huma Abedin to Stay Married to Anthony Weiner?

"I believe Huma Abedin is a Muruna and that her marriage to the Rep. Anthony Weiner was planned and sanctioned by the Muslim Brotherhood. At the time, Weiner had high expectations of furthering his political career, possibly a run for senate seat once held by Hillary Clinton or even higher. Having a husband in the US Congress would be a great asset to the Muslim Brotherhood.

Then Weiner was disgraced and ended up resigning from Congress. If that was the end of his political career, it would seem that a divorce would have been proper, but for some reason, it wasn’t to be. This makes me wonder if Weiner’s run for mayor could have been prompted by the strong encouragement of his wife, Abedin. The Muslim Brotherhood has invested too much into Abedin’s marriage with Weiner to throw it down the tubes so soon, so he is being advised or pressured to run for office again.

If Weiner loses the mayoral election, then perhaps the Muslim Brotherhood will advise her to get a divorce and concentrate on her position as an advisor to the State Department. Abedin will still be a valuable asset to the Muslim Brotherhood, even without Weiner because of her relationship with Hillary Clinton. She was Clinton’s number one confidant while she was Secretary of State. If Hillary manages to win the presidential election in 2016, you can bet your bottom dollar that Abedin will be by her side in some key role, enabling her to pass many state secrets back to her Muslim Brotherhood family."

It's wacky, but a fun read. http://godfatherpolitics.com/how-long-will-muslim-brotherhood-force-huma-abedin-to-stay-married-to-anthony-weiner/

In other words once Carlos Danger's political viability is gone it's time for the jettison.

tastid212 said...

So who raises the kid now? The sex addict dad, or the "loving mother" who's been working 24/7 on a presidential campaign for the past several years? The poor kid is an orphan of sorts; this the real shame that's being overshadowed by all the jokes.

Mac McConnell said...

The kid will be sent of to a private boarding school like his mother or a Saudi wahhabist school with his grandmother.

Clyde said...

The whole thing could have been avoided if Huma hadn't been gallivanting around the country with Hillary Clinton, and instead had stayed home and taken care of her husband's needs. If you have a high-strung Chihuahua who's torn up your apartment a couple of times, you don't leave him alone for days at a time. Sure, horndogs are gonna horndog, but an attentive wife can sap his energy to the point where he won't be able to horndog with anyone else.

And by the way, can Huma pick 'em or what? Her boss is a corrupt, dishonest pathological liar, and her husband is an incorrigible pervy horndog. She's obviously a fine judge of human character.

Dr Weevil said...

I'd be tempted to go one step further than rhhardin (checked three times to make sure I didn't spell that with an O) and call it and its owner Dicarus.

Jon Ericson said...

The stay-at-home cad shot the revealing photo while discussing massage parlors “near my old apartment” shortly after 3 a.m. on July 31, 2015, a screenshot of the exchange shows.

What's he been up to lately?

SukieTawdry said...

We should reclaim from the memory hole the detail that Bannon's Britebart was trashed by Hillary's MSM Army for its exposing Weiner's weiner wagging the first time around.

Remember when Weiner was supposed to hold a press conference and he was way late and one of the reporters saw Breitbart hanging around in the back and suggested he get up there instead which he did. Good times.

SukieTawdry said...

From the incomparable Iowahawk: This might be the first time a public official announced they were quitting their family to spend more time with their campaign.

Kirk Parker said...


HD, Sukie:

Iowahawk is an (unacknowledged) national treasure.

Corky Boyd said...

I have never seen photos of Weiner with Huma. I almost always see Huma lurking in the background in photos of Hillary. Question? With whom does Huma live? Will the NY Post have more on this?

The Cracker Emcee said...

Perhaps there's no comment from Laslo because Wiener has preemptively out-Laslo'd the Master. You know, at least since WJC's time, there's been a lot of excuses about "just sex" and "consenting adults" and similar crap but the fact is that, objectively, Wiener is just a slimy piece of shit. Period. Being an adjunct of the larger slimy Clinton circus in no way mitigates the reality of the man.

Rhythm and Balls said...

Dickarus. Now that's a funny one.

Unknown said...

Maybe Weiner is Laslo.

Rhythm and Balls said...

The other reason the dick pics were stupid is because they don't prove anything. It's not like he sired dozens of kids with hundreds of women. His whole claim to fame was his balls.

He should have sent pictures of his balls.

For fuck's sake, I have to put up with asshole truck drivers who put big plastic hairy donkey balls hanging off the back of their ridiculous pick-up - and that's supposedly acceptable in this culture and send some type of message that's supposed to make me react in some other way than wanting to just bludgeon the guy. So at the very least Weiner should have been allowed a few pics to share of his humungous balls.

I mean, that was the whole point with the guy. Was it not?

narciso said...

you miss the squirrel,

http://mobile.wnd.com/2016/08/huma-abedin-forwarded-sensitive-material-to-personal-email/#TYUp0aSAxY8jBk8T.99

Unknown said...

Ooooo WND. How exciting, speaking truth to power!!

Jon Ericson said...

Sheesh.

Unknown said...

Hey there brown eyes!

Jon Ericson said...

Hey there sugartits!

Birches said...

R&B is on a roll tonight.

Rhythm and Balls said...

Just doing what I can.

The Cracker Emcee said...


"For fuck's sake, I have to put up with asshole truck drivers who put big plastic hairy donkey balls hanging off the back of their ridiculous pick-up - and that's supposedly acceptable in this culture and send some type of message that's supposed to make me react in some other way than wanting to just bludgeon the guy. So at the very least Weiner should have been allowed a few pics to share of his humungous balls. "

I guess my point was that neither should be acceptable. Not from prudery or a lack of humor, but simply from the sane, common sense perspective that what kind of debased, moronic, fucknut does this shit, and why aren't we showering them with apple cores, stones, and dried dog turds and shunning them utterly?

Michael The Magnificent said...

I have an ex (heavy emphasis on EX) girlfriend (Vallery) who, in the pre-internet days, used to exchange sexually explicit messages with strangers on a messaging board (execpc) we both belonged to. Drove me nuts; Couldn't get her to stop doing it. At one point, thinking she was privately chatting with a woman in Hawaii, she not only sent nude photos of herself, but she sent her home address so the woman in Hawaii could send back nudes of herself. Problem was, it was a public forum! Imagine that, sending nudes of yourself, and your home address, via a public forum. Every creep in the world now knew what she looked like and where she lived.

My point is, there are people in the world who have this problem, and not all of them are men. It's some form of addiction, as in they cannot control themselves while this behavior ruins their lives. They quite literally do not see that they are doing anything wrong, that it is all harmless fun. It's just words and pictures! And if you don't like it, stop looking!

After nine months, I finally had enough and dumped her, literally on the side of the road, in the middle of a Wisconsin winter. Good riddance to you Vallery, your self destructive behavior is not missed.

And a big fuck you to Anthony Weiner for reminding me of that horrible period in my life. Life is too damned short to waste it on crazy people.

I feel better getting that off my chest.

Achilles said...

Weiner sent dick pics like a true wierdo.

Bill raped several women like a true sociopath.

Which one is a pariah and which one is a hero to the left?