Jul
29
2013
8

Sir, there is video evidence of you smoking crack.

This is not a euphemism.

marion-barry-crack

So I do not think that your good opinion of Anthony Weiner is actually likely to help him, Marion Barry. (more…)

Jul
23
2013
5

QotD, Oh Dear God Please NO edition.

Who knew that the New York Times Editorial Board consisted of masochists?

At some point, the full story of Anthony Weiner and his sexual relationships and texting habits will finally be told.

The NYT then went on to invite Anthony Weiner to pull out of the Mayor’s race. Hey, if he doesn’t do that and Weiner wins the Democratic nomination anyway, that means that the NYT will endorse the Republican, right?

Right?

Moe Lane

Via

 

Jul
23
2013
5

Anthony Weiner not pulling out of NYC Mayor’s race…

…I’m sorry.

I’m so dreadfully, dreadfully sorry no I’m not and that is the true horror of it all.

This is the best tweet about all of this.  This Tweet wins the Internets.

If this is not photoshopped x1000 by this time tomorrow the Internet has failed.

Jul
09
2013
4

QotD, Hey, NYC: Do You Miss Rudy Giuliani Yet? edition.

Bob McManus provides us with a scorecard:

For the record, former Rep. Weiner is the cyber-flashing liar, while former Gov. Spitzer is the whore-mongering semi-psychopath who was responsible for the Paterson administration, in all its bizarre pyrotechnics.

Not to mention, endless fodder for me and mine… and a positive encouragement for capital flight.  Sucks if you live in NYC, though…

Jun
25
2013
1

Oh, God, there are *so* many bad puns available for this Weiner poll story…

…including one that would probably get me in major hot water, and deservedly soLet us resist temptation:

Former U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner leads City Council Speaker Christine Quinn in the race for New York City’s Democratic mayoral nomination for the first time, snatching the frontrunner mantle as the contest heads into the final months before the primary, the latest survey from The Wall Street Journal-NBC New York-Marist showed.

Among registered Democrats, Mr. Weiner had 25% of the vote, compared with Ms. Quinn, who had 20%, marking her lowest level of support since polling of the race began. Trailing them were former Comptroller Bill Thompson, at 13%, Public Advocate Bill de Blasio, 10% and city Comptroller John Liu, 8%.

It’s gonna be a heck of a campaign. This is, like, going to give me free copy for months.

Moe Lane

 

May
22
2013
2

Anthony Weiner to run for NYC mayor.

Bless his heart.

“Look, I made some big mistakes and I know I let a lot of people down,” Mr. Weiner said in an online video. “But I’ve also learned some tough lessons. I’m running for mayor because I’ve been fighting for the middle class and those struggling to make it my entire life. And I hope I get a second chance to work for you.”

I know, I know: the jokes write themselves: and they will be written, I assure you.  Buuuut here’s the problem, though: when it comes to the Democratic primary, Anthony Weiner’s probably the best of a bad bunch who could actually win.  And if he wins the primary then he’s in good shape to win the election, unless of course the New York GOP suddenly gets replaced with sinister android doubles secretly devoted to a master plan for world domination*.  In other words, I’m faced with a situation where I may have to sigh a lot and say Well, he’s better than either Bloomberg was, or Quinn would have been.

Which isn’t hard, of course.  I’d offer some advice along those lines to Weiner, except that I actually happen to despise the smug son of a bitch.

Moe Lane

*Said plan would presumably involve the state GOP winning critical races in New York, which would at least make for a refreshing novelty.

Mar
18
2013
3

Anthony Weiner looking to avenge himself upon Nancy Pelosi for some reason.

I admit it, I admit it: I’m kind of conflicted, here.

Disgraced pol Anthony Weiner is potentially climbing back into politics after recently spending more than $100,000 on campaign consulting and polling — and sources tell Page Six that one person he’s looking to prove wrong about him is House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, who urged him to resign in 2011. “Weiner is still fuming over his downfall, and he blames Nancy Pelosi,” said a source. After Weiner’s sexting scandal, he announced he was going to get psychological treatment and take a leave from the House, but Pelosi released a statement calling for him to resign after he’d informed her of his plan to deal with the situation.

(Via JMF & Instapundit)

On the one hand, I don’t want to encourage anybody to think that they should be allowed to avoid responsibility for their own actions, which is what Anthony Weiner is trying to do here. On the other hand, pretty much everything can be ‘blamed’ on Nancy Pelosi, from why the Democrats didn’t take the House back to why FISA was reauthorized.  On the gripping hand, Nancy Pelosi was right.  If Weiner had tried to brazen it out he’d have lost anyway.

So I dunno.

Moe Lane

PS: The NY Post does so love its headlines.

Mar
16
2013
4

Hey, if Anthony Weiner wants to run for NYC mayor, he can GO RIGHT AHEAD.

I applaud the efforts of Democratic politicians to ensure that I never run out of things to write about.  Particularly if Weiner runs on an explicit campaign of Shaddap about my past bad life choices and I’ll shaddap about yours. I mean, after three terms of Nanny Bloomberg New Yorkers have no right to complain about how somebody’s mere candidacy is degrading the dignity of the office of Mayor of NYC.  The man tried to ban extra-large Cokes, people.

And New Yorkers let him do that.

Seriously.  What the [expletive deleted] were you people thinking, anyway?

Jan
29
2013
5

Tweet of the Day, I Agree With The NYP Headline Writers edition.

It’s a beautiful thing, really.

NO! Anthony, I was talking about the situation! Put it back! Put it back*!

Via Jim Geraghty’s Morning Jolt.

Moe Lane

*I quote Robin Williams: “When in doubt, go for the d*ck joke.” Which is not as good a life lesson as “Cocaine is God’s way of telling you that you’re making too much f*cking money,” but it’ll do.

Jan
16
2013
3

…Anthony Weiner contemplating running for NYC Mayor anyway?

I… don’t know what to say.

Could former Rep. Anthony Weiner be preparing for a political comeback?

The Democrat’s latest filing with the New York City Campaign Finance Board, published Tuesday, may send some subtle messages.

His mayoral campaign committee, created ahead of his unsuccessful bid for the Democratic nomination in 2005, reported spending just one dollar shy of $37,000 in the last six months. It brought in $27,400 in the same period, largely through a transfer from a previous political committee.

Actually, I do know what to say: if this happens, I will never have a lack of things to write about in 2013. (more…)

May
25
2012
2

Weinergate, one year later.

The video below isn’t from Memorial Day weekend itself, but I have to agree with AoSHQ: hands down but this was the best part of the whole thing.  Background: former Rep. Anthony Weiner was caught on Twitter showing his, there was two weeks or so of people doing their best to deny that fairly straightforward piece of objective reality, Weiner eventually decided to do a press conference when the naked truth came clear, and – he showed up late for his own press conference, presumably so that he could do some last-minute spin-planning.  Only… Andrew Breitbart happened to be there, and the press decided to take the time to ask a few questions.

And hi-jinks ensued.  Remember: the below took place while Anthony Weiner was apparently hiding offstage.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=msUZHBTZVtk

 

(more…)

Aug
22
2011
--

#rsrh QotD, NY Democrats, You Have A Problem edition.

Which is to say, they have the Republican candidate in NY-09’s special election (Bob Turner) being comfortable enough to say stuff like this – about himself:

“Suddenly,” Mr. Turner said of voters, “they are faced with the most brilliant, dynamic, charismatic, Scott Brownesque candidate,” referring to the Massachusetts senator. Or, he added, people are so angry with the president “that they can put up some tired old guy with no political experience and he could actually win.”

“You can pick your poison,” he said. “I suspect that behind it is a great deal of discontent in the district.”

I imagine so, myself. It’s still a tough district to win for the GOP… but oddly enough, Democratic voters in NY-09 apparently may not be pleased with a political party whose members have been known to forward pictures of their genitalia to young women. Much like Republican voters in NY-26 apparently were not pleased with a political party whose members have been known to advertise (shirtless, no less) for adultery on Craigslist.  But when you put it that way then people find it harder to find a deeper meaning in any random Congressional election.

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