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7/23/2013

Carlos Danger Strikes!

Filed under: General — Patterico @ 5:16 pm



Open thread on Anthony Weiner’s latest nonsense until I can digest it and write something up.

UPDATE: The key to this, I think, is a) the timing and b) the lies he told about the dramatic time when he suddenly decided to change.

UPDATE x2: Borowitz report:

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New York City mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner stirred controversy today by continuing to send dirty texts throughout a press conference devoted to apologizing for his behavior.

Mr. Weiner was halfway through his apology when reporters noticed him remove a phone from his pocket and aim its camera lens unmistakably in the direction of his pants.

Hilarious.

More at the link.

I am watching the press conference now. If we are to believe these freaks, it appears Huma Abedin helped her husband deceive the public about this, both in People and in the New York Times.

It’s not between the two of them if a) he’s running for mayor and b) she helped him deceive everyone about it.

Repulsive.

Disgusting. I don’t feel sorry for her one bit at this point.

UPDATE x3: Allahpundit says it well:

Chris Matthews made a (rare) good point on MSNBC: This was, in a way, Huma’s introduction to the public. I follow politics regularly and I don’t think I’ve ever heard her speak before. He was content to keep her in the background until he needed a human shield against the latest round of sexting revelations. And to top it all off, she didn’t seem particularly perturbed by the circumstances either. She flashed a big bright smile when they walked out together and seemed perfectly relaxed throughout, just like Carlos Danger himself did. The media naturally finds her brave and dignified; I think the two of them together put on one of the creepiest shows of careerism since whenever Charlie Crist’s last presser was. I’d vote against him for that reason — not because he’s “flawed” but because we need fewer people in office whose political ambitions have left them literally shameless. Creepy, all the way through.

Again: she helped her husband lie to the public about this, by portraying him as being genuinely remorseful once he was caught.

No matter how much he tries to downplay this in his little sing-song -this-is-no-big-deal voice, he has not only further besmirched his own reputation but given her a platform to destroy hers. Just utterly repugnant, both of them.

143 Responses to “Carlos Danger Strikes!”

  1. Ding.

    Patterico (9c670f)

  2. Cue the media focusing on brave, noble Huma, just as it did with Hillary during Bill’s bimbo eruptions.

    DRJ (a83b8b)

  3. Well the only proper treatment of the subject;

    http://twitchy.com/2013/07/23/brave-huma-abedin-inspires-epic-dennis-miller-rant/

    narciso (3fec35)

  4. what i took away from this is that it appears that he has a much greater sense of self-worth and dignity than the woman he married

    happyfeet (c60db2)

  5. I didn’t see the press conference; do I understand correctly that she spoke at it?

    If so, I don’t feel sorry for her any more.

    Patterico (9c670f)

  6. stand by your weiner
    give him two arms to cling to
    Even though he’s hard………. to understand

    Colonel Haiku (e8b4df)

  7. lefties DON’T. EMBARRASS. EASY.

    Colonel Haiku (e8b4df)

  8. The Carlos Danger I know has three fingers on his left hand.

    Birdbath (716828)

  9. This should get the prick, democrat father of the year.

    mg (31009b)

  10. Drudge has a picture where she looks kinda like shelley duvall in the shining except for how shelley duvall at least recognized she was in a bad relationship and made an effort to move on with her life

    happyfeet (c60db2)

  11. It looks like Huma Danger bet on the wrong horse.

    Birdbath (716828)

  12. And how very BRAVE it is, indeed, to remain married to someone that has 100% love for himself and 0% respect for you.

    Icy (602822)

  13. Okay, I hate to admit being pop-culturally unenlightened, but the Carlos Danger references are zooming over my head like and F-16 in afterburner. Wassup widdat?

    Diffus (4a5ca6)

  14. More on the Weiner presser, here. Yes, the jokes are still funny.

    Aaron "Worthing" Walker (23789b)

  15. O/T, but this seems to be the appropriate place to mention this.

    Via Powerline:

    http://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2013/07/with-the-dodos-working-at-cnn-im-not-surprised.php

    …CNN anchorman believes that mankind “hunted the dildo to extinction.” You think I made this up?

    For everyone who thinks KTVU went with the “Wi Tu Lo, Ho Lee Fuk” story because it’s a Fox affiliate.

    Steve57 (2dd692)

  16. Hillary, Weiner, Spitzer … yeah, those Noo Yawkers are the EPITOME of sophistication.

    Whiter Nisson (aa99c0)

  17. Diffus,

    Carlos Danger is what he was calling himself when he was telling a woman that he “must have cum thinking about you and looking at you 100 times.” When he was asking her “would you let me hold your hair while you gagged on my cock?” (That is a recurring obsession of his, as his previous texts show.)

    Stuff like this was apparently happening throughout his wife’s pregnancy. Even after his wife helped him portray himself as a reformed man.

    It’s enough to make a person puke.

    It’s all here. Not very safe for work.

    Patterico (9c670f)

  18. Leave Huma alone! I MEAN IT! She’s gorgeous! If you mess with her, you’ll have to deal with me!

    So Weiner really is a flasher. He is sick. I was making fun of him but now that I know that he truly is a pathetic creep I almost feel sorry for him. It must be a horrible thing.

    nk whose ancestors conquered Persia for girls like Huma (875f57)

  19. 17. Hillary, Weiner, Spitzer … yeah, those Noo Yawkers are the EPITOME of sophistication.

    Comment by Whiter Nisson (aa99c0) — 7/23/2013 @ 6:01 pm

    Did you have to choose that word order?

    “Hillary Weiner Spitzer” sounds like a high school nickname for a girl who gets a little too loose when she drinks too much at parties with the football team.

    Steve57 (2dd692)

  20. nk, she helped him lie. I am working on a post that will make it VERY clear.

    Patterico (9c670f)

  21. Those Breitbartbots have struck again! POOR ANTHONY WEINER!

    Merp (44a2a2)

  22. New York must be proud. It now has a slate of nationally known politicians whose names sound like a bad porno flick.

    Steve57 (2dd692)

  23. Huma was a quick study, on how to look stupid standing next to a pervert.
    Thanks for answering that early a.m. call Hillary.

    mg (31009b)

  24. I know, Patterico. I am making fun of her, too, by claiming a crush for her. But she is gorgeous. 😉

    nk (875f57)

  25. Hillary didn’t teach her well enough. No Arkansas State Troopergate for her.

    nk (875f57)

  26. Ace had a couple of passages from that People piece;

    “I’m very happy in my present life,” Weiner, 47, tells PEOPLE in an exclusive interview. “The only next dramatic steps I’m planning on are Jordan’s first,” he says, referring to his 6-month-old son and remaining noncommital on whether he will run for office again.

    narciso (3fec35)

  27. Greetings:

    Just when I thought the Weiner Ocean of Perfidy had receded and come back to Patticakes, here we go again.

    11B40 (ceb5cc)

  28. Ok, uh….looked at wikipedia while typing this. Apparently Mr. Weiner is 48yrs old or early middle age. Not a psychologist and won’t presume to play Dr Freud. I just don’t understand why this man is still taken seriously as an anything. Prior to his mayoral candidacy he was a DC lobbyist. So if you’re well connected in politics you can keep returning.

    In in NY of all places where Spitzer’s running for comptroller.
    Wonder if it’s the city per se or the quality of people running for the offices nowadays.

    I will say in his case it appears the old saying is true: If you’re not satisfied with the home cooking you start ordering take out.

    Wouldn’t it have made sense the first time this happened for him to simply quit all social media (and also chat rooms) and perhaps agree to only using the internet in the vicinity of his wife?

    But again, at 48yrs old and clumsily/desperately texting women half his age. He’s not in hollywood nor even in the major leagues.

    Long past time to grow up.

    Kenneth Simmons (6f8eca)

  29. I know, Patterico. I am making fun of her, too, by claiming a crush for her. But she is gorgeous. 😉

    Comment by nk

    nk… your taste has migrated south… say it ain’t so.

    ColonelHaiku (e8b4df)

  30. What caused his bestest fan, the young lady – who had said again and again, she approved of all his tomfoolery going into it – to turn on him?

    Weiner is contemptible and his wife little better, or maybe even worse (although she does have a baby and not just a career to think of) – but what kind of 22 year old adult woman says she doesn’t mind a man who does this with multiple women while married – and then manages to have her poor hear broke? How pathetic is that?

    Sarahw (b0e533)

  31. Diffus,
    Carlos Danger is what he was calling himself when he was telling a woman that he “must have cum thinking about you and looking at you 100 times.” When he was asking her “would you let me hold your hair while you gagged on my cock?” (That is a recurring obsession of his, as his previous texts show.)

    Comment by Patterico (9c670f) — 7/23/2013 @ 6:01 pm

    Hillary, Weiner, Spitzer … yeah, those Noo Yawkers are the EPITOME of sophistication.

    Comment by Whiter Nisson (aa99c0) — 7/23/2013 @ 6:01 pm


    Hillary Spitzer, Weiner Out
    to early lead in polls.

    peedoffamerican (ee1de0)

  32. I wonder if he dropped her acquaintance and sent good lawyers or just goons after her.

    Sarahw (b0e533)

  33. good = goon

    Sarahw (b0e533)

  34. There’s no accounting for tastes, Haiku.

    nk (875f57)

  35. I wish they would press him on what he says is not true. He tosses that out there, then hides behind his meaningless I take full responsibility pablum. The whole passive voice “what we had happen to us” was rather noxious as well.

    JD (2c0ff6)

  36. How did this become public? Was it from the blog at the link in Patterico’s comment 18? If so, how did they find this and when did it supposedly happen?

    DRJ (a83b8b)

  37. Flasher or weiniewagger are probably not the best terms for obscene texters. Teleclitician? But that might apply more to the ladies on 900 lines. And why the **** didn’t Weiner use those?

    nk (875f57)

  38. Patterico: I didn’t see the press conference; do I understand correctly that she spoke at it?

    I heard an excerot of it somewhat later on the radio. She sounded really young, although she’s 36 or so. She spoke vaguely about working on their marriage. I don’t think this actually caused any trouble at all, except for the public embarassment. Reporters say they almost never herd her voice before.

    Sammy Finkelman (16fe92)

  39. Hillary Clinton can school Abedin how to milk the situation for all the pathos, ride the miscreant’s coattails and make it look like personal achievement.

    ColonelHaiku (e8b4df)

  40. My main concern when Huma quit her job with HRC whilst pregnant was wondering how Hillary would fill her slot.

    Gazzer (68c295)

  41. UPDATE x2: Borowitz report:

    It’s pathetic because Borowitz’s parody isn’t beyond the realm of the believable when it comes to characters as shameless as Weiner.

    BTW, one reason why he and his wife can be so carefree and loose — and noticeably not behave like a typical couple — is because she perhaps is bisexual, and he probably is too. That and they’re both goofball leftwingers.

    Mark (18fced)

  42. Reporters say they almost never herd her voice before.

    Comment by Sammy Finkelman (16fe92)

    too busy consuming weinerscat.

    ColonelHaiku (e8b4df)

  43. I bumped in to Hillary and Huma once. They were eating at the Y.

    Gazzer (68c295)

  44. teh long story short
    weiner’s left hand diddlin’ while
    right hand go to work

    ColonelHaiku (e8b4df)

  45. 31. Weiner is contemptible and his wife little better, or maybe even worse (although she does have a baby and not just a career to think of) – but what kind of 22 year old adult woman says she doesn’t mind a man who does this with multiple women while married – and then manages to have her poor hear broke? How pathetic is that?

    Comment by Sarahw (b0e533) — 7/23/2013 @ 6:26 pm

    The kind that finds left-wing socialized medicine rants sexy (seriously, she said that).

    The kind who is turned on by guys who vote for late term abortions (seriously, we had that kind protesting against the Texas late term abortion ban down in Austin).

    There is such a kind. Remember when TIME WH correspondent Nina Burleigh said of Bill Clinton during the Lewinsky scandal, “I’d Be Happy to Give Him [Oral Sex] Just to Thank Him for Keeping Abortion Legal.”

    I can’t say I fully understand it, but apparently there are liberal families raise their daughters to be sexual sacrifices to their political patrons, their left wing professors continue to groom them (and being middle aged men like Weiner take advantage of the situation), and by the time they’re 22 they apparently believe they owe people like Weiner pretty much whatever.

    Why do you think left-wing lech Bob Filner got away with what amounts to sexual assault for so long? And why do you think he can weather what he thinks is just a minor little hiccup without resigning.

    As one female staffer told investigators when she accused her very left-wing Congressman boss of harassment when he persisted after she rebuffed his advances, he angrily said, “the sheep gotta take care of the sheepdog.”

    These women are raised to be sheep, that’s why they don’t care these guys are married. Maybe they thought the sheepdog really loved them instead of thinking of them as meat.

    Steve57 (2dd692)

  46. http://archive.mrc.org/press/1998/press19980706.asp

    Former TIME Reporter’s Eye-Popping Confession About Clinton:

    “I’d Be Happy to Give Him [Oral Sex] Just to
    Thank Him for Keeping Abortion Legal”
    Bozell: “An Apt Metaphor For How The Media Have
    Treated Clinton Since He First Ran For President”

    Steve57 (2dd692)

  47. The “bombing” crew are probably already all over this. . . .

    BuilderDoug (3b9183)

  48. Herein in the Buzzfeed link, is her list of favorite lefty politicians and commentators;

    http://weaselzippers.us/2013/07/23/woman-sexting-with-carlos-danger-a-progressive-activist-obama-campaign-worker/

    narciso (3fec35)

  49. Comment by DRJ (a83b8b) — 7/23/2013 @ 6:32 pm

    My understanding is that the girl thought people should know. Her ID was held back, she gave her story to an Arizona nightlife blog. Who knows whether she really hoped for anonymity, or shopped the story around.

    Her FB profile pic wasn’t blurred enough to prevent a similar images match, since I found her that way I assume it’s how buzzfeed did. So I wonder if she really did mean to remain anonymous. I didnt see much point in “outing” her as she would out herself in good time if she was like the rest.

    Sarahw (b0e533)

  50. For dang sure – among Democrat women – this now thrusts Huma into complete and full qualifications to become President of the United States.

    BuilderDoug (3b9183)

  51. I suppose if you just wanted to get laid with a chick who’s too stupid to know you’re just using her, go to the progressive/socialist/communist rally in your vicinity and pretend to agree.

    http://theothermccain.com/2013/07/21/cops-shoot-criminals-communists-hate-cops/

    You know that’s why guys have been showing up at these things since the Vietnam War.

    Robert Stacy McCain @rsmccain

    LOL: Marxist protest sign, capitalist Smartphone https://vine.co/v/hKKl7WnPL6h | @AmPowerBlog

    Robert Stacy McCain @rsmccain

    Strange that her protest sign doesn’t mention the patriarchal oppression of sexist objectification. https://vine.co/v/hKKl7WnPL6h @AmPowerBlog

    Steve57 (2dd692)

  52. Heh! From comments in narciso’s weasel zippers link: Carlos Dangler?

    nk (875f57)

  53. At least this “progressive” loser gal, was more prepared than Obama or Hillary. SHE was at least ready for the 3:00 am text.

    BuilderDoug (3b9183)

  54. And the sad part is, the people of New York City may still elect this sociopath.

    I am so glad I don’t live in New York City.

    WarEagle82 (2b7355)

  55. I heard Weiner found a turkey like him to run in 2016. The Weiner-Gobbler ticket for prezzident!

    peedoffamerican (ee1de0)

  56. I blame GWB in part. He was way too helpful to BillyJeff in helping rehabilitate his image after the blue dress incident. Even Barbara Bush made him out to be a lovable rascal. Should have been in the wilderness for years.

    Gazzer (68c295)

  57. Hillary Spitzer, Weiner Out to early lead in polls

    okay if it was intentional its funny

    if it was unintentional – its brilliant!

    EPWJ (6140f6)

  58. Clinton was is a super-lech but he is not a masturbator. Weiner is to puke at.

    nk (875f57)

  59. They are both contemptible human beings.

    elissa (23cfbd)

  60. Comment by Steve57 (2dd692) — 7/23/2013 @ 6:47 pm

    The kind that finds left-wing socialized medicine rants sexy (seriously, she said that).

    That is so suspicious. He hadn’t delivered any speech like that in well over a year. That’s what one of them in the original Weinergate scandal said.

    I don’t know if she was reading up on that, or somebody else wrote it for her, or Anthony Weiner wrote something to her that indicated to her that would be a good thing to say.

    They started communicating only in July 2012, and it faded out in November 2012 (except for one last communication in December, 2012, and another one in April 2013, when he reactivated his Facebook and asked the woman what she thought about The Times article about him and Huma.)

    Who knows what forced this out? It might be the same people who did it the first time.

    Sammy Finkelman (a127a7)

  61. They are both contemptible democrat human beings

    autocorrect keeps changing what people type

    EPWJ (6140f6)

  62. 60. They are both contemptible human beings.

    Comment by elissa (23cfbd) — 7/23/2013 @ 7:33 pm

    Which “both” are we talking about?

    Hillary! and Huma? Weiner and Huma? Weiner and Spitzer?

    There are just so many possible pairings of contemptible human beings I’ve lost track.

    We’re talking about a city and a state in which the former Manhattan Madame, Kristen Davis, is the upstanding citizen and principled candidate.

    Steve57 (2dd692)

  63. Quinn, DeBlasio, Thompson, the only way you win is not to play, ala Wargames. as for the job, that Spitzer is going for, at least one Comptroller, Hevesi, is in jail

    narciso (3fec35)

  64. Sammy, “Carlos Danger” was asking “Sydney Leathers” (the progressive chick’s Nom de Sexting) if she had seen his original Weinergate pics.

    He was reminiscing about the good old days before he resigned from Congress and asked her which one of those pics turned her on the most.

    Sydney Leathers didn’t bring up his rants out of the blue.

    Steve57 (2dd692)

  65. anagrams for… Huma Abedin!

    Baa Mined Uh
    Idea Ham Bun
    Dame Ani Hub
    A Bad Menu Hi

    and… a prediction?

    Ahead Bum In

    ColonelHaiku (e8b4df)

  66. We’re talking about a city and a state in which the former Manhattan Madame, Kristen Davis, is the upstanding citizen and principled candidate.

    Err … Steve, you just now noticed that politicians make whores look good?

    nk (875f57)

  67. Huma and her Weiner will be typical NYC parents.

    mg (31009b)

  68. In terms of the mayor’s race, will this matter?

    AZ Bob (c11d35)

  69. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2375701/Anthony-Weiner-Twitter-scandal-ANOTHER-woman-releases-illicit-chats-took-place-AFTER-resigned.html

    She is Sydney Elaine Leathers – a 23-year-old blogger for the Indiana Progressive Liberals and field organizer for Obama’s re-election campaign, who once named Weiner as a political hero on her website.

    Possibly, as long as the Presidential election campaign was still going on, Anthony Weiner could put her off about getting together, but after it was over, it was much harder for him to make up good excuses not to meet, and the relationship ended.

    Sammy Finkelman (a127a7)

  70. anagrams for teh Anthony Weiner…

    Yearn Nonwhite
    Anyhow Interne <<<hahahahaha
    Annoy Whitener
    Anywhere In Not
    Eaten Horny Win
    Eater Who Ninny
    Hernia New Tony
    Hyena Nine Wort

    ColonelHaiku (e8b4df)

  71. 69. Comment by AZ Bob (c11d35) — 7/23/2013 @ 7:46 pm

    In terms of the mayor’s race, will this matter?

    He probably temporarily loses 3% or %5 in the polls, going down below 20%.

    Sammy Finkelman (a127a7)

  72. Hyena Inner Two
    Hyena Intern Ow
    Hyena Winner To
    Inane En Worthy
    for teh win? Inane Wet Horny

    ColonelHaiku (e8b4df)

  73. The Weiner never crashed a car on a island killing a girl.
    That is a good thing.

    mg (31009b)

  74. Some time down the road, this weak-suck woman will put teh horns on him… Li’l Oscar Always Rings Twice.

    ColonelHaiku (e8b4df)

  75. Some time down the road, this weak-suck woman will put teh horns on him…

    Please don’t tease me like that, Haiku. Would I be too old for her, you think?

    nk (875f57)

  76. I’m amazed that he would stake his career on this recovery to super family man, and then continue this behavior. What a complete nutjob jackass. Let’s give him a lot of responsibility, NYC!

    Dustin (29978e)

  77. women with hairy backs weren’t enough for you, nk… you have to go for this look?

    http://sleevage.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/07/1979-little-feat-down-on-the-farm.jpg

    ColonelHaiku (e8b4df)

  78. Huma has ambition but no pride. She comes across like the battered and abused wife who time after time succumbs to the same weepy “I love you and I promise I’ll never do it again” apology–and declines to leave or press charges while he does do it again and again. I have not a shred of respect for Huma this second go ’round. Whether it’s a real marriage between them or not, what he does is clearly not correctable by self control, or treatable in therapy. He cannot and will not stop. She must really really really want to live in Gracie mansion. Disgusting.

    elissa (23cfbd)

  79. The Weiner never crashed a car on a island killing a girl.

    so far

    EPWJ (6140f6)

  80. So…NOT in fact, some grand conspiracy hatched by you and Mike Stack?

    Just checking.

    What will Neal Rauhauser do with his free time now?

    Bets (717964)

  81. Remember when TIME WH correspondent Nina Burleigh said of Bill Clinton during the Lewinsky scandal, “I’d Be Happy to Give Him [Oral Sex] Just to Thank Him for Keeping Abortion Legal.”

    Nina, meet Sydney. Sydney, meet Nina.

    dailymail.co.uk: A 23-year-old political activist has been revealed tonight as the woman allegedly at the center of Anthony Weiner’s latest sexting scandal – which took place a year after he resigned from office in disgrace. She is Sydney Elaine Leathers – a 23-year-old blogger for the Indiana Progressive Liberals and field organizer for Obama’s re-election campaign, who once named Weiner as a political hero on her website.

    The 23-year-old has strong political opinions which she broadcasts widely across social media including her Facebook page. Among these include the statement that Weiner ‘did not do anything worthy of resignation’ and ‘Rep Weiner can continue sending dick pics every single day for the rest of his life as long as he continues to legislate like he does. I decided.’

    On a list of her politic heroes posted on her blog, Miss Leathers ranks Anthony Weiner at number three behind President Obama and Bill Maher.

    ^ Another example of why corruption (and various forms of it) is more likely to flourish when the left is in charge of things. Rightwing versions of a Nina or Sydney — in which ideology is treated like s religion and trumps everything else, including ethics and decency — generally don’t exist or are far less common.

    Mark (18fced)

  82. ==Which “both” are we talking about?
    Hillary! and Huma? Weiner and Huma? Weiner and Spitzer?
    There are just so many possible pairings of contemptible human beings I’ve lost track.==

    I was referring to Huma And Tony W. as the contemptible human beings in that particular comment. But I can see with all the available choices why you sought clarification.

    elissa (23cfbd)

  83. Weiner was third on her list of heroes. President Obama was number 1, and Bill Maher, Keith Olbermann, Jon Stewart, and Charlie Sheen were on it.

    On June 6, 2011 she wrote that he could continue doing what he had done every day for the rest of his life as long as he continued to legislate the way he does. “I decided.”

    http://yidwithlid.blogspot.com/2013/07/weiners-sexting-partner-sydney-elaine.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+blogspot%2FNWlS+(YID+With+LID)

    Sammy Finkelman (a127a7)

  84. Another thing…how does a guy like that get beautiful women to talk to him? It’s not like he’s got any REAL money. Or he’s attractive. Or he’s personable.

    I mean ugh…

    Bets (717964)

  85. where men are men and teh sheep are nervous…

    http://ace.mu.nu/archives/341894.php

    ColonelHaiku (e8b4df)

  86. 59 in Touchdown thread:

    Comment by SarahW (b0e533) — 7/23/2013 @ 3:19 pm

    Doesn’t New York have anyone better? I’m ashamed for them.

    There’s Joe Lhota, Sal Albanese, and George McDonald.

    Sal Albanese is a Democrat but nobody seems to have heard of it. They only talk about Christine Quinn, Bill DeBlasio, William Thompson and John Liu.

    Sammy Finkelman (a127a7)

  87. One commentator on the Hot Air site was reminded by what Huma said of the lyrics “I Believe in You” in “How to Succeed in Business without Really Trying”

    http://hotair.com/archives/2013/07/23/video-weiners-creepy-press-conference/comment-page-2/#comments go down to Blake on July 23, 2013 at 7:54 PM

    Sammy Finkelman (a127a7)

  88. Has it started to occur to everyone that top notch quality people just don’t want to run for office anymore? Why should they subject themselves to the slithery snakepit of politics or subject their families to the media circus/microscope and oppo research hate mongering? I think that is how New York has ended up with their shockingly unimpressive candidate pool.

    elissa (23cfbd)

  89. 85. Comment by Bets (717964) — 7/23/2013 @ 8:07 pm

    Another thing…how does a guy like that get beautiful women to talk to him? It’s not like he’s got any REAL money. Or he’s attractive. Or he’s personable.

    http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/quotes/h/henryakis101648.html

    Anthony Weiner probably thinks, though, it’s these pictures he sends them to prove how beautiful he thinks they are.

    Sammy Finkelman (a127a7)

  90. The last Comptroller to become Mayor was Beame forty years ago, the last member of the City Council, was Impelleteri, some time in the 40s.

    narciso (3fec35)

  91. The Grey Lady has taken out her smelling salts and fan over l’affaire(s) Weiner.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2013/07/24/opinion/mr-weiner-and-the-elusive-truth.html?ref=opinion&_r=2&amp;

    elissa (23cfbd)

  92. elissa – After the stoning of Mrs. Palin, I have been thinking the same thing. Become a lobbyist and avoid the scrutiny.

    mg (31009b)

  93. The Weiner never crashed a car on a island killing a girl.

    so far

    Comment by EPWJ (6140f6) — 7/23/2013 @ 8:02 pm

    That we know of.

    peedoffamerican (ee1de0)

  94. Not to mention how is it possible that someone with such strong ties to The Muslim Brotherhood even be considered for First Lady of NYC?
    Or become assistant Hill at State?

    Gazzer (68c295)

  95. “to” Hill…

    Gazzer (68c295)

  96. It’s a great editorial, elissa. Give credit where credit is due.

    nk (875f57)

  97. 67. We’re talking about a city and a state in which the former Manhattan Madame, Kristen Davis, is the upstanding citizen and principled candidate.

    Err … Steve, you just now noticed that politicians make whores look good?

    Comment by nk (875f57) — 7/23/2013 @ 7:44 pm

    Just now? Ask anybody; I’ve been extolling the sterling qualities of the south east Asian sex worker as opposed to politicians in my comments here for years.

    Steve57 (2dd692)

  98. Newsflash:

    Anthony Weiner and Eric Holder have decided to run as mayor and deputy mayor. The Weiner-Holder ticket will be hard to beat in San Francisco!

    peedoffamerican (ee1de0)

  99. 74. The Weiner never crashed a car on a island killing a girl.
    That is a good thing.

    Comment by mg (31009b) — 7/23/2013 @ 7:51 pm

    Technically since the girl drowned Teddy didn’t crash the car on an island.

    Apparently he was too drunk to hit the island.

    Steve57 (2dd692)

  100. The comments on that NYT editorial are not kind to Weiner. One commenter called him a serial whackjob, another called him a perverted predator and another said he has risen to the level of icky creepiness. Not strong endorsements, I’d say.

    elissa (23cfbd)

  101. In San Francisco those names would be reversed.

    Icy (602822)

  102. Err … Steve, you just now noticed that politicians make whores look good?

    Comment by nk (875f57) — 7/23/2013 @ 7:44 pm

    Whores are honorable compared to politicians. Whores screw you for your money, politicians screw you out of your money.

    peedoffamerican (ee1de0)

  103. Apparently, elissa, even the editorial board at the Old Red Army Camp Follower are having second thoughts about turning their city into one never ending Johnson joke for the next few years.

    Steve57 (2dd692)

  104. Try again:
    The Weiner-Holder ticket will be hard to beat in San Francisco!
    — In San Francisco those names could be reversed.

    [Do they have sticks in heaven? Because, when I meet Steve Jobs there I’m gonna need to have one handy.]

    Icy (602822)

  105. So, who leaked the pics to the Dirty, and why?

    narciso (3fec35)

  106. We wouldn’t be blathering on about this idiot if SEK hadn’t run away.

    Icy (602822)

  107. Maybe he thinks he’s going to be the new Wilt Chamberlain. I don’t think that plan’s going to work. I feel a little bit sorry for her, but really, at this point, if she wants the abuse what can we really do for her?

    htom (412a17)

  108. 91. Comment by narciso (3fec35) — 7/23/2013 @ 8:32 pm

    The last Comptroller to become Mayor was Beame forty years ago, the last member of the City Council, was Impelleteri, some time in the 40s.

    Vincent R. Impellitteri was not a member of the City Council. He was City Council President, a separate and directly elected office whose powers didn’t really have anything to do with the City Council. He was one of the 3 citywide elected officials on the Board of Estimate.

    He was supposedly chosen in 1945 to “balance the ticket” but really because Mafia boss Tommy “Three Fingers Brown” Lucchese wanted him.

    He had been a “liberal’ judge in Harlem. Lucchese sold heroin and he needed for people to be able to commit crimes and stay out of jail so they could get money and pay for the heroin. This was limited to the segregated black areas and I think a similar policy was followed in every segregated black area outside the south, with the possible exception of Las Vegas. (Black crime eventually came to Las Vegas too)

    Impellitteri was elected City Council president in 1945 and re-elected in 1949, and became mayor when Mayor William O’Dwyer resigned in 1950.

    O’Dwyer had originally been famous as a prosecutor against the mob, but he was suspected of corruption and President Truman appointed him ambassador to Mexico, which enabled him to leave the city (and avoid subpeonas)

    It was a different branch of the Mafia than Impellitteri that he was associated with.

    Impellitteri was elected in 1950 as an independent in a 3-way race.

    Somehow mob influence was gotten out of government in the next few years. The whole conspiracy was in danger of collapsing in he early 1950s.

    Sammy Finkelman (0dadb5)

  109. [Do they have sticks in heaven? Because, when I meet Steve Jobs there I’m gonna need to have one handy.]

    Comment by Icy (602822) — 7/23/2013 @ 8:52 pm

    Your gonna have to look further south to find him.

    peedoffamerican (ee1de0)

  110. Actually according to the New York Times, Impellitteri had been law secretary to Justice Peter Schmuck of State Supreme Court andme secretary to Justice Joseph Gavagan, not a jdge himself.

    O’Dwyer was associated with Frank Costello (Prime Minister of the underworld but also the Lucianoa crime family, which became the Genovese crime family. Costello had taken control of Tammany Hall in the early 1940s through a coup de etat.

    Impellitteri, as I said, was connected with the Lucchese crime family.

    Sammy Finkelman (0dadb5)

  111. So repulsive. And no surprise; Huma learned this way of life at the knee of the Great Vulgarian and his ambitious wife years ago. But at least the presidency has some intrinsic value other than Bill or Hill’s career.

    All for this, mayor of New York? And they wonder why we don’t trust our ruling class?

    This sad woman has lost her mind.

    Patricia (be0117)

  112. it doesn’t matter which perverted fascist whoreboy succeeds princess bloomberg

    new yorkers are a ruined people

    kinda like palestinians just way more rude and bette midler is involved

    she’s way more dumber than she could ever be malicious bless her heart

    that’s the story of that’s the glory of whores

    happyfeet (8ce051)

  113. – wow that’s a lot of truisms for a single comment… good job, happyfeet

    – thank you very much that is kind of you to say

    happyfeet (8ce051)

  114. Maybe he thinks he’s going to be the new Wilt Chamberlain.

    — In order to do that, wouldn’t he have to, oh, I don’t know . . . ACTUALLY SLEEP WITH ONE OF THESE GIRLS?
    Just a thought.

    Icy (602822)

  115. what’s the use of sleeping with somebody if no matter how hard you try you can’t make a wee lil royal goofass baby wazzle what might could be king someday (!) if certain other people die screaming and in a timely fashion

    everyone except will and kate needs to get a new hobby

    they totally own procreation

    happyfeet (8ce051)

  116. One good thing about this story. It took the royal baby, may God bless him and his parents, off the top of the news aggregators.

    nk (875f57)

  117. And no surprise; Huma learned this way of life at the knee of the Great Vulgarian and his ambitious wife years ago

    I bet a major reason why Huma is so passive about her husband’s peccadilloes (and is therefore analogous to Hillary and her response towards Bill) is because she probably — probably — shares at least one of the characteristics of this well-known woman of the past:

    examiner.com, August 2012: It’s almost a given by some biographers that Marilyn Monroe had relationships with women. They use her own words, and some quotes from famous people as well.

    Author Lois Banner in her book Marilyn: The Passion and the Paradox, told The Guardian, “She had affairs with many eminent men – baseball great Joe DiMaggio, playwright Arthur Miller, director Elia Kazan, actor Marlon Brando, singer Frank Sinatra, the Kennedy brothers – and she married DiMaggio and Miller. Yet she desired women, had affairs with them, and worried that she might be lesbian by nature.”

    She had three (maybe four) unsuccessful marriages with very different men. She was known for a liaison with bisexual icon Marlon Brando. She told people about her sexual encounters with actresses Joan Crawford, Barbara Stanwyck, Marlene Dietrich and Elizabeth Taylor, and with both of her doting acting coaches, Natasha Lytess and Paula Strasberg.

    Robert Slatzer, who claimed to be married to Monroe for a short time, tells the story that Monroe’s third husband, baseball pro Joe DiMaggio and singer Frank Sinatra’ conducted their “Wrong Door Raid” where they were expecting to catch the starlet with another woman.

    Another seemingly outrageous story is the superstar’s seduction of the 16-year-old girl who ran her fan club in the 1950s. Tony Jerris wrote the book that alleges that Marilyn had an affair with teen-ager Jane Lawrence.

    Mark (18fced)

  118. Kelsey Grammer has considered running as a Republican. Given this field, he’d bring a lot of gravitas to the campaign

    Kevin M (bf8ad7)

  119. This discussion wouldn’t be complete without some mention of the Kennedy family and, with the recent revelations, of FDR. JFK’s misstress said she gave a Lewinsky to one of Kennedy’s aides in the WH swimming pool with JFK watching. The Democrats are, and have been, a sordid lot. And the media seems to glory in their ability to hide these indiscretions. It’s a very sick collaboration.

    bobathome (c0c2b5)

  120. Greg Gutfield~!!

    Gazzer (68c295)

  121. What’s in it for HA? What is the real reason for their continued union? It seems kinda clear that there’s not much love there nor does there seem to be a modicum of respect- from him, anyways. In fact, AW seems perfectly miserable, if his behavior is any indication. I never felt sorry for her. It always smacked of a pairing of anticipated power. This wasn’t dreampt up by the two of them, either. AW is as ugly on the inside as he is on the out. But, HA is no scorned, shrinking violet. She’s in it to win it, so to speak. There are things to do, fiefdoms to win, masses to spurn. I don’t see any of this as a simple married couple, trying to just find their way. Nope. And, aren’t they still living in that huge NYC apartment whose owner is a tremendous friend/donor of the Hill Billy crew. Even taking into consideration HA’s salary, her side job and whatever AW’s bringing in to support the “family”, the rent on that place would take way too much of their income to live somewhat in the manner they’re accustomed to. I’m just saying that they aren’t living there because of some benign goodwill.

    Color_Me_Cuckoo (96b0c0)

  122. wildly OT, but we might want to start keeping a close eye on ColonelHaiku…

    http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/asia/japan-hunt-on-for-serial-killer-who-leaves-haiku-clue-8728842.html

    😎

    redc1c4 (abd49e)

  123. The woman said Weiner exchanged nude photos of himself with her, engaged in phone sex with her, promised to help her get a job at the political website Politico and suggested meeting in a Chicago condo for a tryst.

    “This was a bad situation for me because I really admired him. Even post-scandal, I thought he was misunderstood. Until I got to know him,” the woman was quoted as telling the website.

    She said he later asked her to destroy the evidence of their chats. She insisted that she never had sex with Weiner or received any payment from him.

    The woman said her relationship with Weiner “fizzled” in November 2012. She said she last heard from him this past April, when a New York Times Magazine profile revealed he was eying a mayoral run.

    -from “Weiner faces new scandal, now with wife at side” by AP.

    Heh!

    BTW wth is up with Harlan?

    papertiger (c2d6da)

  124. I don’t know, papertiger, it’s a small school. Do you think it could do better than 35th under the Mountain Athletics points system?

    nk (875f57)

  125. Perhaps Weiner’s sexting supplies his and Huma’s pillow talk. In a few words: she gets off on it.

    ErisGuy (76f8a7)

  126. The Arizona nightlife blog statement from the woman is currently 503’d. Breitbart still has an excerpt:

    The part that’s most annoying is that I was 22 and in a bad place, but if anyone asked him he would say the same thing about himself, yet he’s an adult. This was a bad situation for me because I really admired him. Even post scandal, I thought he was misunderstood. Until I got to know him. I thought I loved him. Pretty pathetic.

    Last August he even offered to help me get a condo in Chicago, without me asking. I’ll send screenshots of everything. I’m trusting you to keep my name out of it, because like I said, it was obviously a mistake. I was young and dumb. I just want people to really know he’s lying when he acts like he has changed.

    I just want people to know, she says. I have to wonder how he managed to turn someone who thought any of this sort of conduct was perfectly acceptable into someone who felt others needed to know about it.

    She’s angry at him, that comes through quite clearly, and she started talking to him with her eyes very open about his conduct and plenty of excuses for it. My own specualation is that he insulted her and x got overly enthusiastic about demanding she destroy any and all evidence of their correspondence.

    Sarahw (b0e533)

  127. Comment by Color_Me_Cuckoo (96b0c0) — 7/24/2013 @ 12:40 am

    This wasn’t dreampt up by the two of them, either.

    No, it was dreamt up by Bill and.or Hillary Clinton. Giving Anthony Weiner a wife would help his career, having it be Huma Abedin would keep him in line, because there’d be so much blackmail potential, and he’d need help he’d be loyal to them, having Huma Abedin married to a Clinton loyalist would keep her loyal..

    AW is as ugly on the inside as he is on the out. But, HA is no scorned, shrinking violet. She’s in it to win it, so to speak. There are things to do, fiefdoms to win, masses to spurn. I don’t see any of this as a simple married couple, trying to just find their way. Nope. And, aren’t they still living in that huge NYC apartment whose owner is a tremendous friend/donor of the Hill Billy crew. Even taking into consideration HA’s salary, her side job and whatever AW’s bringing in to support the “family”, the rent on that place would take way too much of their income to live somewhat in the manner they’re accustomed to. I’m just saying that they aren’t living there because of some benign goodwill.

    Sammy Finkelman (be6791)

  128. Sorry for the extra quoting

    And, aren’t they still living in that huge NYC apartment whose owner is a tremendous friend/donor of the Hill Billy crew. Even taking into consideration HA’s salary, her side job and whatever AW’s bringing in to support the “family”, the rent on that place would take way too much of their income to live somewhat in the manner they’re accustomed to.

    Bill and Hillary Clinton have arranged for them to have income.

    I’m just saying that they aren’t living there because of some benign goodwill.

    Anthony Weiner owes everything, including his marriage, which he does seem to care about, to Bill and Hillary Clinton. Bill Clinton is not going to give up on this horse so easily.

    Sammy Finkelman (be6791)

  129. I don’t know, papertiger, it’s a small school. Do you think it could do better than 35th under the Mountain Athletics points system?

    Comment by nk (875f57) — 7/24/2013 @ 5:02 am

    Naw. I was speaking of Glenn Harlan.

    I haven’t been able to get Instapundit the last few days. It comes up with a site maintenance message.
    Turns out the site maintenance screen was stuck in my buffer.

    I cleared the browsing data and Instapundit came back to life, complete with a new commenting system.

    papertiger (c2d6da)

  130. This is what I want to know about.

    Abedin is the daughter of pious Moslem parents (they were recruited to teach at a Saudi university, and have lived there for decades). She and her mother both worked for Moslem Brotherhood front groups for many years.

    Then she marries a kuffar (infidel), and worse yet, a Jew, and there isn’t a peep of criticism, much less the enraged denunciation one might expect.

    What’s going on here?

    And of course there are all the rumors about just how close Abedin is to Clinton (i.e., early morning calls to Clinton’s home were often answered by Abedin).

    Rich Rostrom (47c4e2)

  131. 74. Comment by mg (31009b) — 7/23/2013 @ 7:51 pm
    80. Comment by EPWJ (6140f6) — 7/23/2013 @ 8:02 pm
    100. Comment by Steve57 (2dd692) — 7/23/2013 @ 8:47 pm

    Somewhere south of here Teddy the K is smiling about his unblemished record…..and his Oreo cookies….

    reff (b89a89)

  132. Hey, papertiger. 😉 And I thought, given the nature of this thread, you were talking about the mess of problems the town of Harlan has all of a sudden, among others, teachers having sex with students, practically the whole police force under investigation for corruption ….

    nk (875f57)

  133. First question: Anthony, are you sorry for what you did, or are you sorry that you got caught

    Second question (given the obvious, politically-correct answer to the first question): Then why, Anthony, did you wait until this hit the news to apologize?

    And just by-the-way, I’ve always heard Huma described as stunning. Stunningly ugly, if you ask me.

    MrJimm (22da86)

  134. @ Comment by nk (875f57) — 7/24/2013 @ 1:31 pm

    Surprising frisky for such a small place.

    On the plus side the Harlan County High School Lady Black Bears held a car wash to help out the Bolin family (there the ones who suffered that terrible train accident last month. The girls raised over $500 dollars.
    Sa’lute.
    And The Harlan Tourism commission has locked in a comedy troop for Sept. So there’s that.

    papertiger (c2d6da)

  135. Comment by Steve57 (2dd692) — 7/23/2013 @ 8:47 pm

    Apparently he was too drunk to hit the island.

    The bridge didn’t have guard rails and changed direction in the middle.

    —\

    What he might have been too drunk to realize was that he’d made a wrong turn and was driving for along time on the wrong road.

    Sammy Finkelman (be6791)

  136. anthony weiner… dead man loping?

    Colonel Haiku (f22a30)

  137. Loping? What does loping mean? Short for galloping? Eloping?

    Sammy Finkelman (be6791)

  138. Sexting Jennifer Lopez. Effortless running.

    nk (875f57)

  139. Its the pace you hit and think… “I could do this all day”
    I used to go out to Grand Gulch UT and run to the ruins and back and I used to try to lope along at a pace that felt like I could do indefinitely.
    I tried sleeping alone in next to the ruins once, but it was too creepy, so I’d run 6-10 miles along the slickrock in, take a look around and then run back along the trail I’d carefully marked. (The BLM doesn’t do a lot of trail maintenance) Long hot day sometimes

    OT for Steve57 only:

    http://www.timesdispatch.com/news/henrico-police-shoot-pet-as-they-notify-family-of-son/article_9e2c4d25-e4bc-51c7-ba1a-c03da22888f5.html

    I think this one was probably just an awful collision of *bleeped up* luck. But so much for the community outreach project…

    SteveG (794291)

  140. Carlos Danger – this cannot be repeated often enough.

    JD (c703ca)

  141. Suffer from kidney disease? aussie naturopath tells all – how his patients avoid dialysis

    click to investigate (7e6408)


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