Weiner?

Elly_NJ(NJ z6)June 1, 2011

Is his name really Weiner? Really? Really?

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labrea_gw

Yes and he puts on a good show in Washington also. I have always appreciated him. Now he showed us his calvins....maybe?

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Elly_NJ(NJ z6)

But what were the chances his name is Weiner?

What if it were Richard, too?

I'm sorry, I just found out about all this and am amazed.

    Bookmark   June 1, 2011 at 7:23PM
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sable_ca(z9CA)

Elly - He siad, in a CNN interview a few hours ago, that with a name like Weiner he had to get used to the jokes a long time ago.

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Elly_NJ(NJ z6)

Sable, thanks. I just saw the interview now.

Basically I just heard the story on the way home from work and never heard the interview or the context. I couldn't even tell (from the report on radio) what the picture was.

The interview certainly shows Wolf Blitzer to be a poor journalist. I didn't know that either.

Sorry to joke about a man's possible ruin, whether by his own doing or someone else's. I don't mean to be glib.

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inkognito

One of the more intelligent posts over here recently. A Jewish name that speaks to the family trade and is then co-opted to give us ignoramuses a cheap laugh as we all love the lavatorial.

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labrea_gw

I'll pass on the cheap laughs he marches in the Pride parade every year he gave the republicans hell last year.
He's married to Huma abedine Hillary Clintons aide

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fouquieria(10b)

And not a word mentioned in the msm about Andrew Breitbart or one of his "assistants" Dan Wolfe in this matter.

-Ron-

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kadydid(8)

Its probably shortened as many Jews changed their names slightly to fit into America. It was probably shortened a looooon time ago before "weiner" really meant "weiner" lol

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epiphyticlvr

Ron, he was on CNN the other day (yesterday?) "discussing" this.

He makes my skin crawl.

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Elly_NJ(NJ z6)

Ink, you're right. Sorry! I wish I could undo my OP.

What is the family trade that the name denotes?

    Bookmark   June 1, 2011 at 8:31PM
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kadydid(8)

That poor guy has probably been plauged by weiner jokes his whole life. lol

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jerzeegirl(9)

Even Weiner himself makes jokes about the weiner jokes he has suffered throughout his life.

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krycek1984(6a/Cleveland)

i dont see the big deal about this whole hoopla. even if he did send it, so what?

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inkognito

'Wein' is German for wine, so a Weiner would be a wine merchant.

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dublinbay z6 (KS)

And the German pronunciation of Weiner would be something like (phonetic spelling) "Vine - er." It was the Anglicizing of the pronunciation in this country that got him in trouble, I guess.

Ron makes a good point. Andrew Breitbart is somehow associated with this breaking story. Given his track record for distorting the facts and spinning the truth -- like what he did to ACORN--I would be very suspicious that any hanky-panky going on here originates with Andrew Breitbart, not Congressman Weiner (or is he a senator? Can't remember.).

Kate

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jerzeegirl(9)

The sausage is really Wiener (spelled differently and pronounced Weener) from Wien (Vienna). With his spelling his name should be pronounced Wine-ur.

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maggie2094

I love Weiner! (Anthony) Seriously. Elly - no worries and Rep. Weiner and his congressional staff...uh hem...will be just fine.

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fusa

I heard him giving Boehner a hard time with how he pronounces his name. He thinks Boehner should just "embrace" his name and pronounce it the way it "should be" pronounced. I thought that was funny, that he could laugh at himself. Best way to diffuse a bully is to join in and pick on yourself.

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epiphyticlvr

Breitbart made some outrageous and untruthful claims about Weiner and "Weinergate" fueling the fire on CNN leaving Jeffrey Toobin their legal analyst outraged. Toobin believes that Breitbart is behind this. I wouldn't be surprised. We have already seen that Breitbart is scum and there is nothing too low for him.

    Bookmark   June 1, 2011 at 9:26PM
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labrea_gw

Breitbart enough said

Here is a link that might be useful: Pig

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cait1

fusa - Boehner is a Germatic name and in that language it is pronounced Bay-ner.

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dockside_gw

My birth name was German with an "oe" in it and we prounounced it as "ay". But no one else did. And, very few could be educated to say it correctly. I was glad to get married and get rid of it as no one could spell it correctly, either. Then, I divorced and remarried and my present surname is much harder to spell and prounounce than my birth name. Just wasn't meant to have an easy time of it with my name, I guess.

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lily316(z5PA)

He should get himself a weiner dog. I always liked him but I find his interviews on this subject confusing. He didn't deny this was him, but said it was possibly doctored. He has no relationship and doesn't even know the girl it was sent to, so I do suspect Breibart. He's one slimy pig.

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Elly_NJ(NJ z6)

Boehner would be pronounced "Birner" (the oe = o with umlat). Not "Bayner." But it's his name and he could pronounce it however he wants. God knows what he went through growing up. Like "A Girl Named Sue."

Must be awful to grow up with a name that kids' target. I know a "Bang" family.

Here is a link that might be useful: You say tomayto

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tobr24u(z6 RI)

I do the same thing as Weiner, but strictly as a fashion statement for my manties...

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chase_gw

I saw the interview with Breitbart on CNN. How someone with as little credibility as him could think he would be taken seriously is quite remarkable!

I couldn't help but get the impression he was involved in this but I didn't realize he is the one that "broke" the story. Too much of a coincidence for me given his other "scoops".

On the other hand the congressman was very collected, handled the questions well and with a sense of humour.

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mrskjun(9)

What I don't get, he doesn't deny the picture is of him. Why do these guys do stupid things like this, that media, whether slimeballs or not, can run with? Kind of like tapping your foot under the bathroom stall. You have to know sooner or later...salacious sells.

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maggie2094

He didn't do it Mrskjun. I agree with Chase. He is addressing it completely honestly. The photo was tweeting and removed immediately when he saw it, the girl doesn't know him and she actually never saw the tweet. So how did it become a story then? The pic was immediately removed by him while he was doing an interview and saw it pop up. He handles his own account. His facebook was hacked the week before. He said he won't say for sure if the pic is his because it could be manipulated and he doesn't want to further aggravate the situation. Your always right there to make the false equalivancy. This is not comparable t foot tapping in a men's bathroom known for hook ups.

I don't say this about many politicians and people for that matter but Rep. Weiner is true blue imo.

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mrskjun(9)

maggie, not what I'm saying. If the photo is of him, why was it taken in the first place? I don't think he sent it, I think someone has done something very nasty to him. He may be the greatest guy in the world. The only thing I meant, is why have that kind of photo in the first place? If it is his. And the only equivalency, is the stupidity, taking the photo in the first place, tapping foot under the bathroom stall in a public place. Think!!!! Some sleazeball will use whatever it is against you. And you are right, the foot tapper isn't the best example.

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labrea_gw

If I take a picture it's my picture if someone enhances or adjusts my picture and steals it from my computer & then sends it I think that could be a felony & is a bit different than going to a public place to solicit sex.
See the grand canyon of distinction there. Think
Now we have admitted key loggers on this forum I think thats scum also.
We also had that graphic a few months back some of us saw graph some saw nude woman.
I think he was hanky panky with someone else & the slime crew got hold of it like they did in England where Murdoch's news of the World is accused of hacking 7000 phones. Phones send shots like that these days or so I have heard. Sexting is'nt that what it's called?
I myself have never done such a thing! ooh bably look what you have done to me snap snap snap.

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adoptedbyhounds

If I were a sitting member of Congress and any of my accounts had been compromised, I would notify the FBI immediately.

The sooner Mr. Weiner stops pretending he doesn't recognize a picture of his own crotch, clad in his own underwear, the better.

If Breitbart were behind this, the FBI would have him locked up by now.

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Big_Papi

Weiner did this all by himself, that's why he doesn't want the FBI pokin around.

"If Breitbart were behind this, the FBI would have him locked up by now."

Concur.

"Rep. Weiner is true blue imo."

I got a bridge I'd like to sell, are you in the market for one?

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david52 Zone 6

"Locked up by the FBI" Ok. What ever.

I don't believe that 'Twitter' has the same legal protections as, say, the US mail.

But, maybe they can call it a form of computer hacking, which is now an act of war, and just go kill 'em.

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adoptedbyhounds

"I don't believe that 'Twitter' has the same legal protections as, say, the US mail."

I thought hacking was a felony. I'm surprised hacking any electronic accounts of a sitting member of Congress would not be a felony. Are you saying it's not?

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jerzeegirl(9)

I hope nik never gets jury duty....ever. Guilty until proven guilty.

There was a segment on Rachel Maddow last night showing how easy it is to carry out this prank. She demonstrated three methods. Perhaps we should all be a little careful.

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chase_gw

The postal service carries special provisions under Federal Law , at least in Canada it does, you mess with the postal service and you are in deep trouble.

Twitter, has very little security. It is not intended or used for the transmission of government data or propriety data. It is social media plain and simple....very simple.

I doubt very much that hacking into a Twitter account, regardless of whose it is, would amount to a federal crime at this time. It's not a data base, it's not a documents source it's, nothing more than a chatter box. Sorta like here.......doctor a pic and post it...you think the feds are coming after you?

Having said that I suspect that the Feds may be interested in understanding if someone was trying to embarrass the congressman only because things like this could lead to extortion.

I'm always amused how the guy "on the other side" is assumed guilty from the git go yet, when the same happens in reverse, there is no end of outrage.

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lily316(z5PA)

You said it, Chase. The right pounces on any "scandal" the left might have, but are conspicuously silent when one of their own is in the spotlight.

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maddie_athome

The one who, kinda, "discovered" the pic tweeted about "discovering" said pic weeks in advance.

And, someone please explain: What is wrong with that pic? "Weinergate"? Are they effing serious?

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fouquieria(10b)

And, someone please explain: What is wrong with that pic?

Anthony Weiner is Jewish.

-Ron-

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maddie_athome

Ron--I know Weiner is Jewish.

What I don't get is that pic....where I come from, it would cause excitement, kinda. But "outrage"? No wonder...

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adoptedbyhounds

"I hope nik never gets jury duty....ever. Guilty until proven guilty."

"I'm always amused how the guy "on the other side" is assumed guilty from the git go yet, when the same happens in reverse, there is no end of outrage."

Who are you talking about??? I'm talking about the hacker, who is STILL OUT THERE!

The perp needs to be caught and brought to justice. This is a dirty trick to play on Weiner and his wife.

If I were Weiner, I would be outraged. I would demand that the FBI make an example of the person responsible for invading my privacy, photographing my crotch, and then sending a picture of it to some young woman I don't even know. I might even go on TV and tell the perp it would be better for him if he just turned himself in. Maybe Weiner will still do that.

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chase_gw

""I'm always amused how the guy "on the other side" is assumed guilty from the git go yet, when the same happens in reverse, there is no end of outrage."

I didn't ascribe this to one side or the other.....both the same.

A dirty trick yes, but illegal....not so sure.

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fouquieria(10b)

Actually, I've been more interested in this patriot76 character. Looks like he's been a regular on freerepublic.com forever. I found him on some other sites as well. Also looks like he has closed down his own site but still has a blog.

I'm may moan and groan about politics on here...less so to my family and friends but characters like this...they get obsessed. And where have we seen obsession turning into action?

-Ron-

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bird_lover6

I haven't heard him deny that the photo is his crotch.

And although the pic may be photoshopped, if the photographer didn't specify all rights to the photo, it's fair game for the 'shoppers.

"Sex" sells. Democrat or republican.

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mrskjun(9)

I don't know if it's his picture or not. But we always tell teenagers, don't put anything on the computer that you wouldn't want a prospective employer to find. If it is his picture, it was dumb of him to upload it to a computer. If it's not, I hope they catch and prosecute the person that perpetrated this.

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fusa

Really? We tell teenagers that? Since when can employers search prospective employees personal computers?

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Big_Papi

"which is now an act of war, and just go kill 'em."

Quick....Call in Obama and SEAL Team 6.

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labrea_gw

You do birthday parties on weekends?

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mrskjun(9)

fusa, anytime you put something on the web, be it facebook, twitter, etc. You can bet someone can access it. It happens all the time.

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tobr24u(z6 RI)

Hope someone accesses my photos...

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fusa

Sure but the web is not the same as a computer. Maybe you just misspoke.

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jodik_gw

Read the fine print before posting anything, photographic or otherwise... a lot of websites and companies claim full legal possession of your postings if placed upon their sites.

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adoptedbyhounds

"A dirty trick yes, but illegal....not so sure."

FTA: "Weiner first claimed his Twitter account was hacked, which is a federal crime. He later backed off and referred to the incident as "a prank.""

"I haven't heard him deny that the photo is his crotch."

That's informative right there. Blogs and reports remind us it's not illegal to lie to constituents or the press, but lying to fed investigators can get you indicted. If he says it's NOT his crotch, what happens when the feds get involved and ask him about it? The little weasel has trapped himself, and if he were as smart as he thinks he is, he would know better than to try to talk his way out of it. The harder he tries the more desperate (and lame) it sounds.

The mother of that Seattle coed is furious with Weiner for not setting the story straight ASAP.

Here is a link that might be useful: Mom tells Weiner to come clean on crotch

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labrea_gw

It's long it's tedious.

Here is a link that might be useful: Kos

    Bookmark   June 3, 2011 at 10:23AM
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adoptedbyhounds

Wow! Weiner can take down Breitbart all by himself just by calling in the feds!!!

When do you think he'll do it? I hope he does it TODAY. If he waits until the weekend this major victory won't get the attention it deserves.

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Big_Papi

"The harder he tries the more desperate (and lame) it sounds."

Nik....you forgot to mention "guilty".

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labrea_gw

I love this thread up to 56 already sex does sell or even tyhe hint of it give rise to interest.
Tells your about some folks interests & passions.
I hope they nail Winer of Brayfart. Also that Patriot person who was there a computer forensics specialist can track this

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maddie_athome

Weiner can nail Breitfart's arse to the wall, and hopefully will do so. While he's at it, he should also take out "this kid is my hero" O'Keefe. Maybe we will finally get to know who ordered the invasion of Landrieu's office; and why Vitter bent over backwards to keep the new State Attorney from taking office.

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don_socal

His name is Dan.

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Elly_NJ(NJ z6)

Really? We tell teenagers that? Since when can employers search prospective employees personal computers?

Yes, that is right. People put pictures of themselves drunk or wild on Facebook and if the privacy settings aren't on, anyone, or friends of friends can see.

I know college students who walk away from their laptops, and friends sneak on and post stupid stuff as their status (like, "I have massive diarrhea and have &&&t all over myself," or worse.

That's what happened to Weiner, I bet. Someone - maybe his wife or lover - got mad at him and sabatoged (sp) his Twitter account by just using his cell phone.

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mrskjun(9)

Sen. David Vitter (R-La.) will no longer hold up federal nominations in his state after receiving assurance that the job of the George W. Bush-holdover U.S. Attorney in New Orleans is safe, The Times-Picayune reported today.

David Vitter (Gov)

The Republican senator now will return his âÂÂblue slipâ on Western District of Louisiana U.S. Attorney nominee Stephanie Finley and other federal nominees, which he had been withholding until he received official word on the status of U.S. Attorney Jim Letten.

The Senate Judiciary Committee traditionally does not consider a nomination until it receives a âÂÂblue slipâ from the nomineeâÂÂs home state senator.

Vitter had asked the administration to keep Letten, who has led the Eastern District of Louisiana U.S. AttorneyâÂÂs Office since 2001. Today, Attorney General Eric Holder announced that Letten would serve on the Attorney GeneralâÂÂs Advisory Committee, which serves as the voice of U.S. Attorneys throughout the nation, sending a strong signal that his job was safe.

âÂÂThis prestigious appointment makes it crystal clear that Jim isnâÂÂt going anywhere except on regular trips to Washington to personally advise the attorney general,â Vitter told the newspaper. âÂÂThe attorney general and I superficially discussed this in our meeting last Thursday and IâÂÂm really excited to get it done.âÂÂ

LettenâÂÂs office is handling the case against four men who allegedly tried to interfere with phones at Democratic Sen. Mary LandrieuâÂÂs New Orleans office. One of the men, Robert Flanagan, is the son of Western District of Louisiana acting U.S. Attorney William Flanagan. James OâÂÂKeefe, who gained notoriety for secret videos of the community organizing group ACORN, was one of FlanaganâÂÂs accomplices.

Letten is also the AG going after corruption within the New Orleans police dept.

I for one am glad Vitter pushed for keeping him in place.

Here is a link that might be useful: Letten

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adoptedbyhounds

"Weiner can nail Breitfart's arse to the wall, and hopefully will do so."

Sure he can, maddie. Any minute now.

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maddie_athome

His name is Dan.

LOL Don. But Snoopy sez *Nope* :)

__________________________________________________________________________

Entering the fact zone:

I am talking about Flanagan. Diapers keeps him in office for a little longer, just to make sure Flanagan jr. and the other 3 will get away with what they did.

Stephanie Finley was to replace Flanagan senior. Not Letten. Of course.

__________________________________________________________________________________

Btw, Weiner has a recusal campaign going on (Clarence Thomas)

Here's more on the tech side:

Here is a link that might be useful: The Plot Thickens.

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mrskjun(9)

Maybe you missed this part.

Letten�s office is handling the case against four men who allegedly tried to interfere with phones at Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu�s New Orleans office. One of the men, Robert Flanagan, is the son of Western District of Louisiana acting U.S. Attorney William Flanagan. James O�Keefe, who gained notoriety for secret videos of the community organizing group ACORN, was one of Flanagan�s accomplices.

Letten is a straight up law and order guy. In order to keep him in place, including handling the case against Flanagan Jr. Vitter held up the blue slip....it was a quid pro quo.

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maddie_athome

I did not miss anything. You did.

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jerzeegirl(9)

labrea, epi: Okay now I'm musing, but do you remember the giant billboard of Marky Mark in Times Square in his Calvins (ironically over Nathan's Hot Dogs)? That was 20 years ago and no body seemed to mind the obvious contours of his body were showing through the underwear.

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epiphyticlvr

:) Indeed I do Jerzee. The good ole days before all these nontroversies.

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mrskjun(9)

Finley did replace Flanagan, Vitter wanted Letten to continue handling the case against Flanagans son and the others. Vitter knew that Letten would follow through. So he held up Finleys appt. until he had assurances that Letten would remain in place. What would you have had him done differently?

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demifloyd(8)

Maddie doesn't have her facts right, Mrskjun.

It's understandable--it's called spreading yourself too thin.

What's not understandable is the time she spends bashing Louisiana and still getting it wrong.

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mrskjun(9)

"What's not understandable is the time she spends bashing Louisiana"

It's the love of debate and discussion. You ever wonder why we don't know where she lives? Could things be so much worse there?

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jerzeegirl(9)

Here we go again. Mrskjun and demifloyd bashing maddie. Are you two juveniles?

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mrskjun(9)

ahhh jz, is that how you see it? Not possible we could just be fed up with maddies constant bashing of Louisiana as opposed to 49 other states in the union? Wonder why that is?

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jerzeegirl(9)

Why don't you just stop it. It's annoying to other posters. Just hit the ignore button if you don't like it. Take the high road. You're acting like children. All three of you.

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mrskjun(9)

You are absolutely right jz. I allow myself to be drawn in. I apologize to the forum.

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jerzeegirl(9)

Thank you mrskjun. That's why I like you. :-)

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demifloyd(8)

* Posted by mrskjun 9 (My Page) on
Fri, Jun 3, 11 at 20:23

ahhh jz, is that how you see it? Not possible we could just be fed up with maddies constant bashing of Louisiana as opposed to 49 other states in the union? Wonder why that is?

JZ:

Take the high road.

*

We did take the high road, and it was assume we would continue to take the high road--and the insults. For a long, long time JZ.

Sometimes your bucket just gets full, you know?

You will note who always starts it.

That aside, Maddie does not know all of the facts obviously from her posts about politics in Louisiana. It's easy to state that you know more than other people about certain topics--that is, until you wander into someone else's territory and forget someone has more information than you.

It truly doesn't matter--what does matter is, why did Anthony Weiner have a photo of his private parts in his underwear anywhere?

What a sick ticket for a grown man--a congressman at that--to admit that the photo could have been his private parts.

Me--I'd hang my head in shame.

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jerzeegirl(9)

demi: I didn't see anything I haven't seen in the Men's Style Magazine in the NYT. Not that big a deal for those of us who do not shock easily I guess.

    Bookmark   June 3, 2011 at 9:13PM
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demifloyd(8)

He's not a model, JZ.

He is a married man, a congressman.
I just read that the angle of the photo lends one to assume the photo was taken by the person attached to the crotch.

I was at the computer earlier and heard on the news something about it, turned around, but the television was too far from me to see it.

It's not the level of offensiveness of the photo--it's the fact that it exists at all--absent Mr. Weiner being a 20 something model. It's the fact that a photo of aroused male genitalia--which Weiner will not deny is his genitalia-- covered in underwear, was sent to a young female college student.

If nothing else, since Weiner has repeatedly complained that this matter is nothing more than a "distraction" to keep him from working for this country, I suggest he not fall to distractions of photographing his erection and storing it in his camera/computer/phone whatever.

If Congressman Weiner has the time to photograph his aroused member, I suggest he does not need a congressional aid paid by the taxpayers to handle the press and explain to the public why he even had a photo of his aroused genitalia in his underwear that could be "hacked."

IF it WAS "hacked."

I recall the delight when a Republican Congressman sent a photo of his bare chest to someone--he was forced to resign.

That's the least I would expect of Weiner.
How effective can he be?

Especially after the facts are found out, and I believe they will be. Weiner has been obnoxiously vocal and rude--he is living some of that karma Jodik references right now.

Here's what the New York Post's take on the Sad Weienr of Woe Tale:

The Unusually Silent Weiner

    Bookmark   June 3, 2011 at 9:34PM
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dublinbay z6 (KS)

I thought the point of those links to the various techs working on this established that the pic was inserted by an outsider into Weiner's files. Maddie's last link to a tech discussion even figured out how the pic got inserted and who the probable guilty party is.

Or were some of you too busy b*tching about Maddie to bother reading that very interesting and enlightening link she provided?

Kate

    Bookmark   June 3, 2011 at 9:49PM
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demifloyd(8)

No, some of us just don't buy Weiner's story based on his words and actions.

Not saying it didn't happen, but certainly not accepting that explanation without proof, either.

    Bookmark   June 3, 2011 at 10:20PM
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epiphyticlvr

Thank you Jerzee. Many are fed up watching thread after thread disintegrate into tag team attacks against posters. I was hoping the hijacking of threads and derailing of discussions would end. Now maybe it will.

Maddies link is more informative than the Andrea Peyser opinion piece. There are also the results of image analyst Farid all over the net if you are really interested in facts otherwise if you just want a gotcha there is plenty of nonsense out there too. It isn't hard to figure out why Weiner is no longer addressing this but if you want to try to make it nefarious then so bit. Again, lots of info out there if you want to read it.

    Bookmark   June 3, 2011 at 10:57PM
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Big_Papi

"Posted by demifloyd 8 (My Page) on
Fri, Jun 3, 11 at 21:34"

Nice post Demi, I was gonna jump in, but there ain't no need!

    Bookmark   June 4, 2011 at 12:51AM
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adoptedbyhounds

"No, some of us just don't buy Weiner's story based on his words and actions."

That would include his Democrat colleagues.

The closest any member of Congress has come to supporting Weiner is Debbie Wasserman-Shultz, who says it's a "personal matter."

Not one word about hacking being a CRIMINAL matter.

Here is a link that might be useful: Dems putting pressure on Weiner

    Bookmark   June 4, 2011 at 8:10AM
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Big_Papi

Weiner cancels his speaking engagement, guess he had to stay home and bone up on something, like his fairy tale story.

Here is a link that might be useful: Weiner won't address convention in Milwaukee

    Bookmark   June 4, 2011 at 11:15AM
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don_socal

Interesting how this country is still in the adolescent stage compared to many other that have been established for so long. The earlier natives likely did not bother with juvenile taunting either but we will never know as they are mostly gone.

    Bookmark   June 4, 2011 at 12:29PM
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sleeplessinftwayne(z4-5 IND)

Thank you all for giving me the final twist of the screw to make my headache over this stupidity the worst. I made myself read all 17 pages of the Huffington Post comments on the story and I came away totally baffled at the strangeness of Weiner's supporters claims such as the tweet was never sent and you can't post a picture on twitter, it is all a plot by Supreme Court Justice Thomas or a plot by Brietbart etc, etc. Since I don't do twitter I was perfectly willing to believe you couldn't send a picture but then I remembered all the tweets WITH pictures during the sad, failed Iranian revolt when all the young people were begging for help. So I checked Weiner's Twitter page (yes you can look at twitter pages on line at least sometimes)and sure enough there he was in all his highschool glory with the unbelievable hair. It reminded me of one of my sons 6th grade photo. Certainly if there was a photo on each message it could certainly have been replaced by another. Then I saw the story about the anger of the young woman's mother about the tweet her daughter had received and I have to ask... why the heck are all his supporters saying what is obviously not so in such vehement and easily disproven terms? It was difficult enough to believe Weiner's ever changing non-explanation but their insistence on things that were provably false makes it even harder. They and he would have been better off simply saying they believed his explanation no matter how garbled. Now it seems even worse since he has not called in the FBI or police and has instead hired a lawyer and a private investigator.

Forgive me, Breitbart or revenge from Thomas or no, I just can't figure out why he has made such a hash out of it. Can you give me some sort of logical reason for his responses?

    Bookmark   June 4, 2011 at 3:51PM
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Big_Papi

"Can you give me some sort of logical reason for his responses? "

Guilt or abject stupidity, take your pick.

    Bookmark   June 4, 2011 at 4:39PM
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fouquieria(10b)

I don't do Twitter either, so some of the lingo like "follow" I don't understand. However, this patriotusa76 apparently has resurfaced and given an "interview". It's been well-known this guy has been stalking congressman Weiner since at least December 2010.

I also read an interview with the mother of the woman to whom congressman Weiner supposedly sent the photo. The mother said that her daughter contacted congressman Weiner ONCE and the congressman responded politely with what sounded to me like a canned infomercial. Then the young lady replied ONCE MORE to thank the congressman.

Anyway in this interview, Dan Wolfe, better known as patriotusa76 seems to be thoroughly convinced that he is the victim in this whole brouhaha.

I say he's got way too much time on his hands to cyberstalk a congressman he doesn't like.

Here is a link that might be useful: PatriotUSA76 Interview

    Bookmark   June 5, 2011 at 12:13AM
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maddie_athome

I'm filling in so you all can have a break.

They can follow around and quote all day long who cares, ignore the kindergarten we have better things to do.

______________________________________________________________________

There's a lot of whining and justifying and rationalizing in the messenger interview. Playing the victim indeed is their fav strategy to get away with everything (we see that game played here alot too).

As for the tech side, everything you say on twitter, you say it in public period so stop the whining. Yfrog is a gimmick and totally unsafe. Setup it was, of course.

I still don't understand why they thought a pic of a (whoever's) boner whould cause "outrage" but apparently it does. Mucho telling eh? Good thing it was only a pic of one and covered up, otherwise the shock would've been lethal...

    Bookmark   June 5, 2011 at 7:01AM
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maddie_athome

Next time, wear a diaper!

    Bookmark   June 5, 2011 at 7:48AM
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Big_Papi

Weiner is lying. (Jeezzzzz, who woulda' thunk it)

""Here's the thing that solves it all," said McCroskey, "for him to call for a criminal investigation. All they have to do is look at his TweetDeck and see if it came from there, see what IP address [it had]. The local police department or Capitol Police could probably figure this out in 15 minutes.""

Here is a link that might be useful: Pinocchio's Fairy Tale

    Bookmark   June 5, 2011 at 10:00AM
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krycek1984(6a/Cleveland)

I am not sure what to think of this whole debacle.

    Bookmark   June 5, 2011 at 10:51AM
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demifloyd(8)

""Here's the thing that solves it all," said McCroskey, "for him to call for a criminal investigation. All they have to do is look at his TweetDeck and see if it came from there, see what IP address [it had]. The local police department or Capitol Police could probably figure this out in 15 minutes.""

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So, why doesn't Weiner allow authorities to determine this, and back up his story?

Perhaps there's something else he doesn't want us to know--perhaps a can of worms worse than having photos of his erection in underwear saved and forwarded to young girls.

Maybe he didn't do it, but there's something else he's hiding. Maybe not.

What I do not understand is why he is not allowing people who could shed light on this situation, do so.

I think people don't really care about these situations so much (although they disgust many people) but what angers people is the denial, lies, and intentional lack of candor associated with them, particularly coupled with an arrogant attitude and chiding of reporters.

I have noticed that after the contentious interview at the Capitol, Weiner's demeanor was uncharacteristically humble at some of the subsequent interviews.

There's a lot we don't know, and may never know--but we do know that until the truth is made known, there are people that will ridicule Weiner and not trust him--people that did before this incident.

    Bookmark   June 5, 2011 at 12:49PM
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adoptedbyhounds

'...but we do know that until the truth is made known, there are people that will ridicule Weiner and not trust him--people that did before this incident.'

I think you're right Demi.

We are to believe a "hacker" out to "FRAME" him stopped after sending a single picture of a crotch...a crotch that he admits may or may not belong to him.

I'm guessing his constituents aren't nearly as stupid as he thinks they are.

    Bookmark   June 6, 2011 at 7:56AM
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Big_Papi

"Maybe he didn't do it, but there's something else he's hiding. Maybe not."

Maybe so.

"BigGovernment.com and BigJournalism.com were approached regarding this information more than a week prior to the separate, independent event of Friday, May 27, 2011, when a link to the now-infamous "gray underwear" photograph"

If this pans out as it appears, it'll put him out of business.

If true....what a moron. Maybe he can work with Bill Clinton.

Here is a link that might be useful: Weiner going limp down the homestretch

    Bookmark   June 6, 2011 at 8:56AM
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maggie2094

I'm guessing his constituents aren't nearly as stupid as he thinks they are.

Yes, his constituents understand this will not factor in our vote when so many other things concern us. The fact that hte possibility the photo is him (manipulated) by the hacker is not a huge scandal to anyone here. We are talking about Twitter, not congressional records.

    Bookmark   June 6, 2011 at 9:34AM
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demifloyd(8)

Posted by maddie_athome (My Page) on
Sun, Jun 5, 11 at 7:01

Setup it was, of course.

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To borrow that not so erudite phrase you love to use, Maddie--YEAH RIGHT!

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* Posted by maddie_athome (My Page) on
Fri, Jun 3, 11 at 12:38

Weiner can nail Breitfart's arse to the wall, and hopefully will do so.

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Funny--instead of "nailing his 'arse' to the wall" Weienr just apologized to Breitbart.

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Liar, liar, arrogant liar.

How the "mighty" fall.

    Bookmark   June 6, 2011 at 4:41PM
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mrskjun(9)

Yeah, I did it, and I'm not resigning!! From Weiners own mouth. More women than one. When asked if there was another more "pornographic" picture of himself that he had sent. He said, could be.

Someone made a very good point. When these guys do these things, aren't they opening themselves up to blackmail by those who do not have Americas best interest at heart?

Should he resign?

    Bookmark   June 6, 2011 at 4:41PM
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maggie2094

Deeply disappointed, I really thought he was better than this and not because he is a democrat, because I really believed in him, the person.

    Bookmark   June 6, 2011 at 5:02PM
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chase_gw

So sad....what is it with some men...regardless of their political persuasion....just another jerk.

Having said that Breibart is a pig in his own right.

    Bookmark   June 6, 2011 at 5:04PM
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maddie_athome

He still can nail his arse to the wall.

    Bookmark   June 6, 2011 at 5:56PM
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adoptedbyhounds

"...I really believed in him, the person."

Maggie, It might make you feel better to go back and re-read this thread from the beginning. Almost everybody fell for Weiner's story.

Some invested a lot more time than you did defending him. There were folks who repeatedly insisted he was hacked...even though it never made sense that he wouldn't call in the FBI to catch the hacker.

His defenders insisted it wasn't a picture of HIS crotch. They insisted he didn't send it. They insisted there was some "technical" explanation, AKA the baffle them with bullspit defense. Maddie was sure it was all a set up. Breitbart was behind it. Breitbart was going to get his arse nailed to the wall. And on and on.

My hat is off to you for admitting you made a mistake. And to him for finally fessing up and taking full responsibility. Better late than never. He did the right thing. Hope he can work everything out with his wife now.

    Bookmark   June 6, 2011 at 5:59PM
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maddie_athome

Pictures of other peole's boners are Breitfart's business in the first place...because?

    Bookmark   June 6, 2011 at 6:11PM
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david52 Zone 6

I think, Maddie, because the blatant, lying scum hack job he did on those University of Missouri professors didn't get enough media attention.

    Bookmark   June 6, 2011 at 6:22PM
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adoptedbyhounds

The married Mr. Weiner gets to send pictures of his 40-something weiner to 20-something coeds he doesn't know......because?

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mrskjun(9)

Weiner: 'I apologize to Andrew Breitbart'

his words, not mine

    Bookmark   June 6, 2011 at 7:14PM
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maddie_athome

Dave, could be...

Pictures of other people's boner sent to other people is Breitfart's and your business...because?

Oh, wait...

    Bookmark   June 6, 2011 at 7:20PM
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kadydid(8)

As soon as I heard him say he wasn't sure about the picture of his crotch, if it was him or not, I knew he took the picture. I didn't really care either way. I think a lot of these guys have HUGE...ego's and slip up all the time. Politicians are not super human, they're just regular people, they're going to make the same mistakes that happen to a lot of people. At least Weiner wasn't a hypocrite when it comes to womens choice, or gay rights...

    Bookmark   June 6, 2011 at 7:47PM
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adoptedbyhounds

Posted by maddie_athome Mon, Jun 6, 11 at 17:56

"He still can nail his arse to the wall."

Sure he can, maddie. Any minute now...

    Bookmark   June 7, 2011 at 10:11AM
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maddie_athome

Pictures of other people's boner sent to other people is Breitfart's and your business...because?

    Bookmark   June 7, 2011 at 11:18AM
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demifloyd(8)

* Posted by maddie_athome (My Page) on
Tue, Jun 7, 11 at 11:18

Pictures of other people's boner sent to other people is Breitfart's and your business...because?

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ROTF!

Vitter's sex life is your business...because?

    Bookmark   June 7, 2011 at 11:30AM
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maddie_athome

Because people like your are voting for that ilk, the filler of loopholed pockets, anti-gay legislator and defender of marriage--one hooker at a time.

It's ok though. He doesn't shack up.

    Bookmark   June 7, 2011 at 11:55AM
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demifloyd(8)

* Posted by maddie_athome (My Page) on
Tue, Jun 7, 11 at 11:55

Because people like your are voting for that ilk, the filler of loopholed pockets, anti-gay legislator and defender of marriage--one hooker at a time.

It's ok though. He doesn't shack up.

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It's not your business, Maddie--never was and never will be.

    Bookmark   June 7, 2011 at 12:11PM
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adoptedbyhounds

Take some deep breaths, maddie. They can help relieve feelings of anxiety.

Just because Breitbart nailed Weiner's lying arse to the wall doesn't mean it's the end of the world. Before we know it, it will be some other deserving arse hung out to dry.

Can I get you a cup of tea? Or maybe a Margarita? We're both still standing. Everything is going to be OK.

    Bookmark   June 7, 2011 at 4:32PM
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sleeplessinftwayne(z4-5 IND)

And so the progressives are still making excuses for the gutter mentality of their hero.

I don't care if he indulges in sexting. It seems to be quite the rage among teenagers. What bothers me is that he left a huge door open to blackmail(mentioned by someone previously and ignored), which as I am sure some of you know is not a good thing for a person who seems to have so much influence in our government. When he voes on legislation, just who does he represent? His constituents? I don't think so. You should all thank Breitbart for making this public instead of using it in private ways that you definitely would not like.

By the way, Breibart didn't go digging for anything salacious that he could find. The photos and other materials(as many as 200 sexting messages) were given to him by one of the recipients. I guess that person just didn't have the proper appreciation for Weiners manly attributes, needs or sense of humor. Weiner should sue. After all, according to him it was just an innocent joke.

Weiner says he is taking responsibility. How magnanimous can you get? But except for the embarrassment of admitting he lied, about the tweet, about being hacked, about the pictures and about Breitbart, he isn't going to resign or apparently accept any sort of reprimand or punishment for something that was really, really stupid.

What do you want to bet that it will all get swept under the rug?

    Bookmark   June 7, 2011 at 4:43PM
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demifloyd(8)

What do you want to bet that it will all get swept under the rug?

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If Weiner and his supporters have their way, it will be.

"I take full responsibility" means absolutely nothing when not coupled with appropriate action. It means "I got caught."

Weiner has even gone so far as to send texts to a woman named Ginger Lee, a porn star,offering his PR people on how to lie, giving examples about how to answer why she was communicating with him, encouraging her to diminish the relationship and whitewash it and apparently told her in a June 1 email:

Weiner:

"The key is to have a short, thought out statement that tackles the top line questions and then refer people back to it. Have a couple of iterations of: 'This is silly. Like so many others, I follow Rep. Weiner on Twitter. I don't know him and have never met him. He briefly followed me and sent me a dm saying thank you for the follow. That's it.'" "And then maybe insert some y'alls in there."

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Yea, just an innocent picture of him in underwear.

    Bookmark   June 7, 2011 at 4:51PM
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adoptedbyhounds

"This is silly. Like so many others, I follow Rep. Weiner on Twitter. I don't know him and have never met him. He briefly followed me and sent me a dm saying thank you for the follow. That's it.'" "And then maybe insert some y'alls in there."

In other words, put the questioner on the defensive, and then lie about our twitter activities. Just be sure to "insert some y'alls in there" so you sound friendly and innocent. Besides, "y'all" makes people think of the South, and everybody will assume you're just stupid, not really really smart like me.

    Bookmark   June 8, 2011 at 4:33PM
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Big_Papi

"Posted by nikoleta (My Page) on
Tue, Jun 7, 11 at 16:32

Take some deep breaths, maddie. They can help relieve feelings of anxiety.

Just because Breitbart nailed Weiner's lying arse to the wall doesn't mean it's the end of the world. Before we know it, it will be some other deserving arse hung out to dry.

Can I get you a cup of tea? Or maybe a Margarita? We're both still standing. Everything is going to be OK."

Serenity now...serenity now.....serenity now

    Bookmark   June 8, 2011 at 4:44PM
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epiphyticlvr

What do you want to bet that it will all get swept under the rug?

By who? It seems like we are following two different stories. The one I have been following shows him getting NO SUPPORT by anyone from either side of the aisle. In fact many Dems are calling for his resignation.

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adoptedbyhounds

"In fact many Dems are calling for his resignation."

They are, and good for them.

It's not clear he understands he's on his way out. He should give his colleagues and his poor wife a break, and leave the stage while he can still resign voluntarily. He is toast.

    Bookmark   June 9, 2011 at 2:18PM
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sleeplessinftwayne(z4-5 IND)

Last night the number of Democrats favoring his resignation was eight. Maybe the number has increased since then but that is hardly an overwhelming number.

    Bookmark   June 9, 2011 at 2:54PM
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