In Which I Attempt To Explain Human Behavior To the Reality-Based Community

I wrote this as an update to the post below, but it's "Classic Ace," by which I mean it's smug, gloating, lecturing, hectoring, dickish, prickish, arrogant, condescending, superior, and douchey.

It's all those things. It's also kinda right.

I love how we're all wingnutz because we've been out of the house enough to know how human beings behave. Like if they're seriously victimized in a malicious crime, they tend to get rather angry. They don't toss off casual jokes about it and try to change the subject right away.

They dwell. They vent. They use ALL CAPS or shout in real life. They make threats of furious consequences.

They do not say "Hacked!," like "Jinx, buy me a coke!"

Do any of these guys know why detectives always want to tell the next of kin of a murder victim that the victim has been killed?

They want to see the reaction. Whether it's normal or off, whether it's genuine or counterfeit. Whether the person is out-thinking himself and trying to guess at how he's supposed to take the news, and guessing wrong.

Are they overdoing it? Are they underdoing it? Are they saying one thing but showing, emotionally, a completely different state?

Are they, simply, play-acting?

Did these guys ever watch Law & Order? You don't even have to talk to people just to watch Law & Order.

Any of this ringing any bells? How people? Are supposed? To really? Respond?

But we're wingutz. Because we figured out that if you were seriously victimized with bad intent, you'd be angry about it, and probably call the FBI.

Oh, and probably that's the first thing on your mind, not the part about the Tivo eating your hockey game.

This isn't because Weiner is dumb. It's because people don't act well, usually, when they've been caught doing something wrong. They panic. They lie, and what's more, they don't lie well.

Because they're kind of in shock. Right?

Is this making any sense?

Did any of Weiner's passionate defenders ever stop to just ask if Weiner was acting like any of the various human beings they have known, or perhaps had at least heard stories about?

Here's a little experiment if you don't believe me, or are unfamiliar with the emotion of justifiable rage. Go tell a friend that some teenagers just keyed the words "SAD LOSER" into his car.

You know what his reaction will not be?

"#Keyed! It happens!"

Yes, that will not be his reaction. But if you're unconvinced, try it.

Oh, and also be prepared for your friend to be extremely angry at you just for throwing that heart attack at him.

You know Weiner's best play after he made this mistake? To say, in all caps:

THIS IS A MAJOR BREACH. YOU HAVE JUST ENLISTED YOURSELF INTO A WORLD OF PAIN YOU'LL REGRET FOR TEN YEARS, CHIEF.

That's a real reaction. If he had said that, I wouldn't have dogged him. Because my thought would have been, "Uh-oh, someone on the right just hacked a Congressman and this is going to be embarrassing. Now we've got a real hellstorm coming our way. Better back off...!"

But he out-thought himself. Because he was conflicted. He was trying to play it two different ways -- one, claim a hack, which requires an angry response.

But that will drive attention to it, right?

So, two: A lighthearted dismissal in hopes everyone will just blow it off.

So this is the problem. He's got two different reactions going here, all mixed up, and isn't committing to one or the other, because he's trying to get the good benefits of one (claiming a hack) while also getting the good benefits of the other (making it just go away).

But since he's trying to do both, he winds up with neither. They don't make sense together. If it was a hack, he shouldn't be playing it down. If he's playing it down, he should't claim it was a hack.

He did both. It makes no sense. It never did.

And this may not be as persuasive as Charles Johnson's and Daily Kos' "smoking-gun" technical proof, but this sort of thing actually identifies a lot of murder suspects who are eventually proven guilty.

His Pantomimes were all mixed up. Pick one Pantomime and commit to it. Don't mix and match Pantomimes like you're ordering Chinese.

He's not dumb. He's probably a good liar. If he had time to think about this and compose himself, he might have picked the right Pantomime and stuck with it, and who knows, maybe gotten out of it.

But he didn't have time. He had a couple of minutes. He was panicking. He went with two Pantomimes that just don't go together. Like, ever. In 100,000 years of human history, the words "I HAVE JUST BEEN CRIMINALLY VIOLATED!" have never been genuinely followed by, "And hey, anyone catch the score in the Bruins game?"

Content Warning, but you've all seen it.

Gotta commit to a lie. Or just commit to the truth.

Ummmm... in the last thread, Milo writes:


For a hundred grand and a cushy post, say Director of NCIS, (I think Abby is hot), I'll cop to hacking the account.

Um... Hundred grand? Nice job?

Eff you buddy, I hacked it. Or I may have hacked it.

Call me, someone. I am prepared to be that guy.

Let me be that guy for you.

The Testimony of One Clubber Lang:

I got caught cheating on a Spanish test once in the 8th grade. Got called out right there in the room by the teacher. She looked right at me and said, "What are you doing?"

I froze. I panicked. I was busted. My genius reaction was to claim that I couldn't hear her. Temporary deafness. I just pretended I didn't understand the words coming out of her mouth.

But I also tried to play cool. Like, yeah I'm 14 and occasionally have bouts of temporary deafness, no big deal, nothing to fuss about, I'll just get back to this quiz on preterite vs imperfect -er verbs. I'm sure my hearing will return eventually. No, no I'm fine. Happens all the time. What? Oh, yes, I do seem to be able to distinguish sounds. You are correct. Sometimes it's total deafness and sometimes it's just a mild stroke-like aphasia. Probably just my allergies.

Everybody just needs to calm down and forget about it. I already have. No big deal. Just me hangin' out here working on my quiz with my little stroked-out 14 year old brain. Ha ha, woo hoo, we'll all have a good laugh later about the time I stroked out during the Spanish pop quiz. Hoo boy. Hey, how about that Volleyball game last period in PE? That was a good time, am I right?

Posted by: Ace at 12:40 AM



Comments

1 Convince CJ he is wrong??!!!!

HAHAHAHA!!!!

I mean, CJ circa 2006 can't even convince CJ that CJ is wrong!!??

HAHAHAHA!!!!

Or that CJ 2006 is wrong!!

HAHAHA!!

I'm personally surprised CJ hasn't read his old posts and banned himself by now.

Posted by: MikeTheMoose at June 01, 2011 12:46 AM (GE1+K)

2 perfect. thank you.

Posted by: curious at June 01, 2011 12:47 AM (k1rwm)

3 Never, ever, mix pantomimes! Life lessons for morons. And congressmen.

Posted by: Just Asking at June 01, 2011 12:48 AM (5LqSF)

4 No spiking the football, Ace.

So........is it Ft. Bragg or Camp LeJuene in the morning?

Posted by: David at June 01, 2011 12:49 AM (4t9J5)

5 Ace, you seem to be very...gifted when it comes to the art of lying convincingly.

Just saying, is all.

Posted by: Jeff B. at June 01, 2011 12:49 AM (hIWe1)

6 Ride Right through them, they're demoralized as hell!
- Sheridan

Posted by: USCitizen at June 01, 2011 12:50 AM (a1FJJ)

7 Nobody does smug like Ace!

Posted by: Steph at June 01, 2011 12:51 AM (AkdC5)

8 "No, baby, I swear, I'm wearing this fetish mask because I'm auditioning for a role in an experimental theater production of "Pulp Fiction." And I need Trevor here to cue me with my lines."

Posted by: Ace, thinking fast at June 01, 2011 12:51 AM (hIWe1)

9 #Flail

Posted by: garrett at June 01, 2011 12:51 AM (V4C8T)

10 Why won't you jackasses talk about the completely pointless, kabuki theater vote on the debit ceiling!?! JACKASSES! ALL OF YOU!

Posted by: Anty "Lil" Weiner at June 01, 2011 12:52 AM (3nrx7)

11 This model of human behavior is 100% correct, btw. And I love the smug preachiness...as all here know, that's a style right after my own heart.

Posted by: Jeff B. at June 01, 2011 12:52 AM (hIWe1)

12 I just made a bookmark for CNN. Something I never thought I'd do but they have actually done yeoman's work here. (Except for not acknowledging the Blogsphere's ACE reporter.)

THIS sort of Journalist spotlight needs to be turned Mr. O. Hey he's pretty much said they're his bitches right? What do they owe him? He's making them look ineffectual and weak.

Because they are when they have a love affair with someone in power.

Posted by: Nameless at June 01, 2011 12:54 AM (9YuJS)

13 To be fair, the Daily Kos types aren't really trying to discover what the truth is about this affair. Quite the opposite. They're trying to invent lies that are somewhat believable so they can tell them to themselves and others. It's a sign of sophistication to them.

It's also hilarious to observe the extent to which Brietbart and O'Keefe inhabit their heads. Not a sparrow falls without the malign hand of Brietbart willing it.

Posted by: Ernst Blofeld at June 01, 2011 12:54 AM (IA4Zc)

14

This isn't because Weiner is dumb. It's because people don't act well,
usually, when they've been caught doing something wrong. They panic.
They lie, and what's more, they don't lie well.

Because they're kind of in shock. Right?

I think they lie because they do not, under any circumstances, want to face the truth of what they do. So they go into say anything mode.

Which is somewhat different than shock.
Traditionally, shock is something that happens to you- like getting hit in the face with a baseball bat. Passive.

What Weiner is doing is more like trying to talk their way out of a traffic stop that includes pot in the glove box and an unlicensed gun in the back seat. You know, active.

Posted by: Shibumi at June 01, 2011 12:55 AM (eeGvE)

15 And I love the smug preachiness...as all here know, that's a style right after my own heart.

I'm digging the technically arrogant know-it-all feel to the post myself.

Posted by: MikeTheMoose at June 01, 2011 12:56 AM (GE1+K)

16 if he committed to the lie then he'd be forced to alert law enforcement.

Posted by: Topsecretk9 at June 01, 2011 12:57 AM (PK7oq)

17 >>>I'm digging the technically arrogant know-it-all feel to the post myself.

We serve all kinds here on AoSHQ.

Posted by: Jeff B. at June 01, 2011 12:57 AM (hIWe1)

18 14.

No.... in Herr Weiners case and others like him.... it's simpler than he doesnt want to face the truth....

It simply a matter of the rules.do.not.apply.to.me.

Nothing more.

Posted by: fixerupper at June 01, 2011 12:58 AM (ffV1/)

19 Here's the best part: so far, AFAIK, Johnson is not going all techie to prove Weiner was hacked; rather, he is just claiming that since it was Ace/Breitbart/et al who brought it up (and that MMFA is defending Weiner), then Weiner HAS to be correct.At least when he stole Buckhead/Powerline's ideas in 2004, he extended it a bit by pasting the throbbing .gif on his site; now, he's not even doing that.

Posted by: eddiebear at June 01, 2011 12:59 AM (JmVLJ)

20 I think they lie because they do not, under any circumstances, want to face the truth of what they do.

To them differences truth and lies are irrelevant, whichever is easier is what is used. He was likely very agitatated and decided lying was the way to go, and, just flubbed it in the excitement and unnecessary urgency. If he had a calmer head he would have had a more plausible approach.

Posted by: MikeTheMoose at June 01, 2011 12:59 AM (GE1+K)

21 >>>6 if he committed to the lie then he'd be forced to alert law enforcement.

I don't think so, not necessarily. If he immediately screamed, then immediately announced a lawyer to sue the responsible parties and get them to justice, that story might have HELD for a week, because few would have challenged him.

Now, the next step: Can it just drift away? I don't know, but I think there's a good chance it could have. Not 100%.

If you see the reaction from the conservative media -- tentative -- NOW, what do you think their reaction would have been if he launched into the right ANGRY pantomime?

Cowed.

And if there's no pressure from the right, there's no need for CNN to rake him over the coals.

Does it go away?

There's a chance it does. Can't guarantee it, but I bet he had a good chance in a month of just annoucning he hadn't found the perp and it might have drifted.

Blogs would have attempted to spark the story back to life.

But, again. See the general reluctance to pursue.

I grant you it's a high risk play but ONLY the high risk play had any chance of working.

Posted by: ace at June 01, 2011 01:00 AM (nj1bB)

22 Yeah, well I'll be sticking to some truth with Anthony as soon as he stops hiding in the garage.

Posted by: Huma Abedin at June 01, 2011 01:01 AM (agD4m)

23 I don't want Ace to be done. I love it when he gets on a jag. One of my favorites was when he was able to weave Jim Webb's prose of turning the young Asian child upside down and putting his penile into dads mouth, so some crazy thing into about 127 posts.

Posted by: Topsecretk9 at June 01, 2011 01:01 AM (PK7oq)

24 To them differences truth and lies are irrelevant, whichever is easier is what is used. He was likely very agitatated and decided lying was the way to go, and, just flubbed it in the excitement and unnecessary urgency. If he had a calmer head he would have had a more plausible approach.
Posted by: MikeTheMoose at June 01, 2011 12:59 AM (GE1+K)
He lied because it was the way to possibly fool the wife, which no honest answer could do.

Posted by: Oldcat at June 01, 2011 01:01 AM (CN+Qv)

25 Kudos.

What you have achieved was done with equal parts courage and style.

When Mr. Weiner does his presser, with Hillaryclone by his side, I'll be nodding towards the east, and Ace's Headquarters.

I would bet more than I should that Dana Bash has been stoking up her own courage by reading your defenestration of what soon will be the ex Rep.

OK, enough nice stuff. Charles Johnson is a monkeypuppet.

Posted by: shivas Irons at June 01, 2011 01:01 AM (qu2SW)

26 After watching Weiner bluster his way through the press conference about this, I was amazed at how inept and unpleasant he was.

I can't imagine how anyone would react positively to this guy on any level. He's a theatrical clown who's also a prick and who looks like an emu. Power really is the ultimate aphrodisiac.

Posted by: Llarry at June 01, 2011 01:02 AM (SI/pw)

27 OR some crazy thing into about 127 posts.

Posted by: Topsecretk9 at June 01, 2011 01:02 AM (PK7oq)

28 I will help Anthony spend every moment of the rest of his life hunting down the true criminal.

Posted by: OJ at June 01, 2011 01:02 AM (Vxlzu)

29 ace, please correct stranahan before he post something that's not true. he is on breitbart.tv saying @patriotusa76 was following both weiner and gennette and that is why he was the only one who saw the tweet. he is half right. only those who were following both would have seen the tweet, but @patriotusa76 wasn't following either. he clicked on a retweet of the #thats545inseattleithink hashtag to get to @repweiner's profile. so it's likely nobody saw the tweet appear in their timeline, and @patriotusa76 is the ewok with the timing of a ninja.

http://tinyurl.com/45x78bb

Posted by: razor419 at June 01, 2011 01:03 AM (ag54v)

30 I grant you it's a high risk play but ONLY the high risk play had any chance of working.


I would have gone with "ooops butter fingers, was supposed to go to the wife" myself.


Posted by: MikeTheMoose at June 01, 2011 01:03 AM (GE1+K)

31 Apparently even the Daily Show mocked Weiner tonight for seven minutes, according to Big Hollywood. If Jon Stewart, who was roomies with Weiner, feels free to take shots, expect the rest of the lemmings to follow.

Posted by: Synnerman at June 01, 2011 01:03 AM (Y3Ssi)

32 The problem for them is that some of them actually believed Weiner.

I know, I know, but they did.

Posted by: AmishDude at June 01, 2011 01:04 AM (73tyQ)

33 also, patriotusa76 came out of his silence just to tweet this fact. so i think it is important to him.

Posted by: razor419 at June 01, 2011 01:04 AM (ag54v)

34 Clown nose on, clown nose off. It fools 'em every time. Of course, my audience wants to be fooled.

Posted by: Jon Stewart at June 01, 2011 01:04 AM (AZGON)

35 I would have gone with "ooops butter fingers, was supposed to go to the wife" myself.
Posted by: MikeTheMoose at June 01, 2011 01:03 AM (GE1+K)
But SHE would know that that was a lie. And he'd be in the soup.

Posted by: Oldcat at June 01, 2011 01:05 AM (CN+Qv)

36 Stay tuned for some leaked Weiner junk pics, complete with a sock stuffed in his shorts.

His prior work is somewhat pathetic

Posted by: Recovering Junk Juggler at June 01, 2011 01:05 AM (cl+LG)

37 Here's the thing: if this was just some low level Democratic Congress person, I'd probably just laugh and move on.

But this guy is such an insufferable, sanctimonious douchebag, the schadenfreude is off the charts right now. This whole incident couldn't have happened to a nicer douchier guy.

Posted by: Phil at June 01, 2011 01:05 AM (qgbFB)

38
"I grant you it's a high risk play but ONLY the high risk play had any chance of working."

His future, and I'm guessing his mom's entire social circle, depended on his getting away with having pushed the wrong buttons... which is not at all a pun about his actual wife and buttons... and beards, oh my.

Posted by: shivas Irons at June 01, 2011 01:05 AM (qu2SW)

39 Weiner didn't have time to think. Once he realized what happened he just reacted, and it was a piss poor reaction. Plus, if he had tweeted what Ace said he should have it would have been worse. If he had threatened hell to pay, he would have had to follow through with an investigation by the Capitol Police. He couldn't have that, so his first thought was to #hacked! Then to play it down thinking that he could weazel out of it.
It was his time to pay the piper. He's probably does this stupid shit before, and law of averages, you know. Sooner or later. Sooner or later it smacks you in the dick.

Posted by: Steph at June 01, 2011 01:06 AM (AkdC5)

40 Bohner probes Weiner's hacked tweeter, film at 11.

Posted by: Al at June 01, 2011 01:06 AM (MzQOZ)

41 Assuming the shrouded cock in question belongs to Weiner, then the absurd tragedy of this whole scandal is gonna be his initial panicked exclamation that he'd been hacked, and that'll teach every congressman to remember that hacking, as Joe Biden might say, is a big fucking deal.

(Seriously, how momentarily freaked out must he have been to convince himself that a security cleared, elected member of federal government could pretend his digital world had been compromised, and he could simply wish the problem away?)

Posted by: Walter Freeman at June 01, 2011 01:06 AM (UsjBj)

42 He lied because it was the way to possibly fool the wife, which no honest answer could do.

If a liberal congress critters wife thinks fidelity is high on the list of their spouses virtues, they're simply not be living in reality.

Posted by: MikeTheMoose at June 01, 2011 01:07 AM (GE1+K)

43 But SHE would know that that was a lie. And he'd be in the soup.
No matter what he was bound to be in deep.

Posted by: Topsecretk9 at June 01, 2011 01:07 AM (PK7oq)

44 stageright is correcting the issue right now. good deal.

Posted by: razor419 at June 01, 2011 01:07 AM (ag54v)

45 These morons get into more trouble with their ding a lings, I swear to God. Now I gott pull another set of nads out of the fire.Jeebus

Posted by: Hillary at June 01, 2011 01:07 AM (Fr8N6)

46 (Seriously, how momentarily freaked out must he have been to convince himself that a security cleared, elected member of federal government could pretend his digital world had been compromised, and he could simply wish the problem away?)
Posted by: Walter Freeman at June 01, 2011 01:06 AM (UsjBj)
He's just a two year old saying the dog knocked over the cookie jar.

Posted by: Oldcat at June 01, 2011 01:07 AM (CN+Qv)

47 which is not at all a pun about his actual wife and buttons... and beards, oh my.

Wives and buttons and beards, oh my...

Wives and buttons and beards, oh my...

Posted by: Dorothy from Kansas at June 01, 2011 01:08 AM (AZGON)

48 I got caught cheating on a Spanish test once in the 8th grade. Got called out right there in the room by the teacher. She looked right at me and said, "What are you doing?"

I froze. I panicked. I was busted. My genius reaction was to claim that I couldn't hear her. Temporary deafness. I just pretended I didn't understand the words coming out of her mouth.

But I also tried to play cool. Like, yeah I'm 14 and occasionally have bouts of temporary deafness, no big deal, nothing to fuss about, I'll just get back to this quiz on preterite vs imperfect -er verbs. I'm sure my hearing will return eventually. No, no I'm fine. Happens all the time. What? Oh, yes, I do seem to be able to distinguish sounds. You are correct. Sometimes it's total deafness and sometimes it's just a mild stroke-like aphasia. Probably just my allergies.

Everybody just needs to calm down and forget about it. I already have. No big deal. Just me hangin' out here working on my quiz with my little stroked-out 14 year old brain. Ha ha, woo hoo, we'll all have a good laugh later about the time I stroked out during the Spanish pop quiz. Hoo boy. Hey, how about that Volleyball game last period in PE? That was a good time, am I right?

Posted by: Clubber Lang at June 01, 2011 01:08 AM (QcFbt)

49 You play the arrogant clown long enough eventually the universe gives you a pie in the face. Humble pie.

We all remember that moment we've all had when something we've done or said comes back and it's usually with an attentive audience at hand.

Posted by: Nameless at June 01, 2011 01:08 AM (9YuJS)

50 excuse me. Does anyone know where I can watch the endeavor landing or coverage? TIA

Posted by: curious at June 01, 2011 01:09 AM (k1rwm)

51 Yeah...I've seen it. But I never tire of it.

(And I don't mean Anthony's weiner.)

Posted by: Nicholas Kronos at June 01, 2011 01:09 AM (avRJn)

52 @46: "He's just a two year old saying the dog knocked over the cookie jar."

Most kids get busted for lying like that once, and learn to keep future lies within reason. Weiner seems like a clever enough dude. You'd think he woulda known better by now.

Posted by: Walter Freeman at June 01, 2011 01:11 AM (UsjBj)

53 dead on. but he eventually realized he couldn't commit to the lie, because of computer tech twitter fingerprint stuff that he doesn't understand. Neither do I for that matter, so if I ever run for congress I am going to have to admit to being part of the moron horde.

So now he is going to try to go silent on the matter. We'll see if the public and media let him get away with it.

Posted by: Guy Fawkes at June 01, 2011 01:11 AM (ldUCK)

54 Clubber Lang, that was teh funny

Posted by: Topsecretk9 at June 01, 2011 01:12 AM (PK7oq)

55 #49 A guy named Barrack ought to be expecting about three tractor-trailers of pies any day now.

Posted by: A Balrog of Morgoth at June 01, 2011 01:12 AM (agD4m)

56 "You play the arrogant clown long enough eventually the universe gives you a pie in the face."

I don't care if it was the universe. I'm trying to talk to 45,000 people here about the debt limit.

Forty. Five. Thousand.

So I'm not paying any further attention to the pie on my face, or the custard-filled Bismarck in my pants.

Posted by: Anthony Weiner at June 01, 2011 01:12 AM (avRJn)

57 I can't imagine how anyone would react positively to this guy on any level. He's a theatrical clown who's also a prick and who looks like an emu. Power really is the ultimate aphrodisiac.
Posted by: Llarry at June 01, 2011 01:02 AM (SI/pw)
Sad thing is, many on the left love him because of his douchiness.I'd wager that's not the first boxer clad of MicroWeiner sent to an adoring groupie. In fact, I'd bet that there was much, much worse that's been sent over the intertubes.

Posted by: landofskybluewater at June 01, 2011 01:12 AM (XthHy)

58 Come on, guys. We've been outmatched on a highly intellectual level. Weiner is playing eleven-dimensional chess. Or maybe a different board game... "Sorry!"

Posted by: George Orwell at June 01, 2011 01:12 AM (AZGON)

59 @46: "He's just a two year old saying the dog knocked over the cookie jar." Most kids get busted for lying like that once, and learn to keep future lies within reason. Weiner seems like a clever enough dude. You'd think he woulda known better by now.
Posted by: Walter Freeman at June 01, 2011 01:11 AM (UsjBj)
He's a liberal, his higher brain functions have atrophied from disuse.

Posted by: Oldcat at June 01, 2011 01:13 AM (CN+Qv)

60 "Dorothy from Kansas, oh my"

Ignore the Lollipop Guild, public union scum pimping for the commission that comes with "negotiating" health benefits.

Waivers a bonus.

ps. am I the only person who is queezy about how much Weiner and his wife look like brother and sister?

Posted by: shivas Irons at June 01, 2011 01:13 AM (qu2SW)

61 I grant you it's a high risk play but ONLY the high risk play had any chance of working.
Not sure it was that high risk, Ace. He starts by saying that someone/something hacked his twitter account. He has retained a law firm to look into the matter and, on the advice of counsel, is not answering any more questions. He hires Bob Bennett...who not only is the master at stonewalling, but also greasing the media skids.
A few weeks go by........aww, we can't find it.
I'm fairly certain that would have worked.
Oh....and Jeffrey Tobin........still an asshole.

Posted by: Mallamutt, RINO President for Life, Hey, Jeffrey Tobin is an asshole! at June 01, 2011 01:13 AM (OWjjx)

62 ...I'm not paying any further attention to the pie on my face, or the custard-filled Bismarck in my pants.

Sink the Bismarck!

Posted by: George Orwell at June 01, 2011 01:14 AM (AZGON)

63 Did you know Weiner had an acting career before entering politics?

Posted by: GregInSeattle at June 01, 2011 01:14 AM (B5cM9)

64 A few weeks go by........aww, we can't find it.
I'm fairly certain that would have worked.
Oh....and Jeffrey Tobin........still an asshole.
Posted by: Mallamutt, RINO President for Life, Hey, Jeffrey Tobin is an asshole! at June 01, 2011 01:13 AM (OWjjx)
The problem is once he becomes a joke, the thing gains a life of its own.

Posted by: Oldcat at June 01, 2011 01:14 AM (CN+Qv)

65 Ace, "haha guess I got hacked lol" was his attempt at a lighthearted dismissal. He just didn't realize that people would (pretend to) take him seriously and back him into a corner on it.

Posted by: Brendan at June 01, 2011 01:15 AM (2jQGY)

66 Hey, OJ's still looking for the killer, right?

Posted by: GregInSeattle at June 01, 2011 01:15 AM (B5cM9)

67 I the only person who is queezy about how much Weiner and his wife look like brother and sister?

Okay, pass the brain bleach.

Posted by: George Orwell at June 01, 2011 01:15 AM (AZGON)

68 Seriously, how momentarily freaked out must he have been to convince himself that a security cleared, elected member of federal government could pretend his digital world had been compromised, and he could simply wish the problem away?)

Well; blood flow was at least partially diverted from his brain.

Posted by: Dumb_Blonde at June 01, 2011 01:15 AM (q1/Wn)

69 But SHE would know that that was a lie. And he'd be in the soup.
No matter what he was bound to be in deep.
dude from wiki

"Weiner married Huma Abedin, a longtime personal aide of Hillary Clinton, on July 10, 2010. Former president Bill Clinton officiated the wedding."

I think his wife probably was impressed that she was at least 18. I think he didn't use the wife route because in his panic he was going with the old lying rule of thumb, "keep the number of people to a minimum"

I'm sure he didn't seriously think about incorporating her though she would be loathe to stop the gravy train just out of reflex to get something out there FAST!!!

Posted by: MikeTheMoose at June 01, 2011 01:15 AM (GE1+K)

70
Oh....and Jeffrey Tobin........still an asshole.

Posted by: Mallamutt, RINO President for Life, Hey, Jeffrey Tobin is an asshole! at June 01, 2011 01:13 AM (OWjjx)
Just a reminder (in case anyone forgot), Toobin was a Journolister, and thus arguably a bigger douche than Weiner even. No surprises here either.

Posted by: Phil at June 01, 2011 01:15 AM (qgbFB)

71 That said, if I ever do these two pantomimes together I need you to remember that I am different, I always have two pantomimes going together, and I need you to respect my silence on the matter and talk about the debt ceiling.

Posted by: ace at June 01, 2011 01:15 AM (nj1bB)

72 But now he's stuck in this endless loop of evading questions by referring to his previous evasive, vacuous statements.

I'm not going to answer that simple yes or no question because I already issued a statement 5 days ago that didn't answer it, but your going to have to refer to it.

He's toast I think.

Posted by: Topsecretk9 at June 01, 2011 01:15 AM (PK7oq)

73 @53: "So now he is going to try to go silent on the matter. We'll see if the public and media let him get away with it."

Nah, he's been too smug, too pompous, too condescending toward too many people over the years. Worse, that "computer tech twitter fingerprint stuff" is so dead obvious to most folks nowadays, even techie laymen. Everyone knows the feds could snap their fingers and prove or disprove Weiner's story within seconds. Weiner's stonewalling only insults every reasonable observer's intelligence, and pisses 'em off.

Just ask Dana Bash.

Posted by: Walter Freeman at June 01, 2011 01:16 AM (UsjBj)

74 What? Fifteen years playing Girl Friday for the Wicked Witch of the East, and I got to come home to this shit? Anthony dear, you've got some 'splaining to do.

Posted by: Huma Abedin at June 01, 2011 01:17 AM (agD4m)

75 And this may not be as persuasive as Charles Johnson's and Daily Kos' "smoking-gun" technical proof, but this sort of thing actually identifies a lot of murder suspects who are eventually proven guilty.
...then released on DNA evidence 15 years later and paid a couple taxpayer mil to not write a TV movie about it.
The Ween totally sent a picture of his ween to a girl who wanted a picture of his ween, but accidentally showed it to us, instead. However, his reaction-pattern also fits another scenario (that his team of liars seems to be gradually coming around to). It's this:
Staffer who ghosts Ween's tweets sent a picture of his (staffer's) ween to a girl who wanted a picture of Ween's ween, soliciting ill-gotten BIE/etc., and accidentally showed the ween to us, instead. He immediately realized his mistake, and went "Hacked!" to cover for it, dumb-liar style. Then he told the Ween what happened, or some other bad-liar version of what happened, and that he'd tweeted his way out of it for us already, and said "Go with it." Ween, out of loyalty/whatever to and belief in the "I handled it" and/or dumb-liar initial lie from this guy, did that. And it would have worked, if not for you meddling kids.
In that scenario, the Ween doesn't really even know what happened, or only finds out late (when his deployment of I-got-this guy's story doesn't work like it should have, to his surprise), and so he reacts in a messy/wrong/suspicious way to the further questioning he didn't expect and hasn't prepared for.
That's not what happened. He sent the picture of his ween. But it's what he should say happened, if his ween doesn't disappear from the news tomorrow.
It wouldn't convince a jury to let me or you off, because juries want to convict everybody who's not famous, but it would halt the prosecution of a Prominent Citizen. That's what Ween wants, and what his metaphorical prosecution wants, too.
If he gives it, they'll take it. And your not taking it—as you shouldn't—will mark you as a crazy, out-of-the-conversation Palin-American.

Posted by: oblig. at June 01, 2011 01:17 AM (xvZW9)

76 I have video PROOF of why he could be that dumb.. (and SCREW AllahP/jackass)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oe-Y-zSd5gs

Posted by: JarvisW at June 01, 2011 01:18 AM (8yPsP)

77 I can't believe Ace just elevated that damaged train wreck of a nervous breakdown victim by mentioning him in a post. Just sayin, that jackass doesn't rate...

Posted by: Optimizer at June 01, 2011 01:18 AM (F56VB)

78 But this guy is such an insufferable, sanctimonious douchebag, the schadenfreude is off the charts right now.
Exactly. what I have been thinking and didn't put in to words. perfect.

Oh and his other big screw up was to keep tweeting, that absolutely kills most of his "outs" as they say in poker.

Posted by: Guy Fawkes at June 01, 2011 01:18 AM (ldUCK)

79 You know, I'm old enough to remember Ford vs. Carter. Ford was mocked for being clumsy, even though he was a star football
player at Michigan. Maybe the best athlete in the White House ever.



Reagan was mocked for being a crazy fanatic, but he fortunately had the +7 Shield of
Teflon and rolled a couple extra d6 for charsima.
Bush 1 was mocked,
silver spoon in his mouth; ok that one was true.
Dole was mocked, too old, yeah that
one had a ring of truth to it, too.
Bush 2 was mocked every damn day.

Palin is mocked worse than all of them combined. Her infant child, really? Really?
And those are just the main players- think Donovan, Bork, Rumsfeld, and countless others.



Weiner deserves to needs to be relentlessly ridiculed.

Posted by: OldDamnDude at June 01, 2011 01:19 AM (5LqSF)

80 If a betrayed First Lady gets a Senate Seat for playing ball, what does a betrayed wife of a hack Congressman from Queens get?

Posted by: Huma Abedin at June 01, 2011 01:19 AM (agD4m)

81 "We'll see if the public and media let him get away with it."

He'll be a Summer Solstice Mayan Sacrifice to the god of climate hope and change.

His district is more safe than Barbara Mikulski in any place actual men hang out.

Posted by: shivas Irons at June 01, 2011 01:20 AM (qu2SW)

82 Posted by: Oldcat at June 01, 2011 01:14 AM (CN+Qv)

"The problem is once he becomes a joke, the thing gains a life of its own."

Just ask Dan Quayle.

Posted by: Nameless at June 01, 2011 01:20 AM (9YuJS)

83 I declare a jihad on Weiner!

Posted by: Mrs. Weiner at June 01, 2011 01:22 AM (BP6Z1)

84 OK, how's this for an idea?
Not only is Wiener full of it, but the Democrat operatives defending him are also full of it. If they believed him, wouldn't they be crying foul against some "evil right-winger", and everyone else on the right, via guilt by association?

Posted by: Optimizer at June 01, 2011 01:22 AM (F56VB)

85 It was a p-o-t-a-t-o-e. Honest.

Posted by: Spuds McWeiner at June 01, 2011 01:23 AM (agD4m)

86 This could become such a fine image macro. Grey bulging boxers pshopped on everything from Michelangelo's David to Simon Cowell to Star Wars Kid.

Posted by: George Orwell at June 01, 2011 01:23 AM (AZGON)

87 @65: "Ace, 'haha guess I got hacked lol' was his attempt at a lighthearted dismissal. He just didn't realize that people would (pretend to) take him seriously and back him into a corner on it."

Not lighthearted, but freaked outta his fucking mind. Again, if he had any self-awareness in that moment, he would have realized that federal politicians can't be hacked without investigation or consequence.

Posted by: Walter Freeman at June 01, 2011 01:23 AM (UsjBj)

88 "We'll see if the public and media let him get away with it."

Meh. The public and media let Dick Blumenthal get away with having made up tales of his combat service in Viet Nam and, even weirder, totally fabricated his past as a captain of the Hah-vahd swim team (when he hadn't even been on the team, at all).

Obama got away with holding the biggest campaign rally of 2008 in a foreign nation ... for foreigners! And there are still huge numbers of people who don't care about that - though it is an eminently impeachable offense, criminal, too (campaign finance laws are kind of tough), and one of the most repulsive actions ever made by an American politician.

But, they all get away with this shit, over and over (and Obama has slid by with tons of impeachable offenses) because our society is fatally ill.

Posted by: progressoverpeace at June 01, 2011 01:24 AM (G/MYk)

89 His district is more safe than Barbara Mikulski in any place actual men hang out.
Yeah, not thinking about his district, more whether the heat in the DC beltway starts to warm up on his dem buddies.

Posted by: Guy Fawkes at June 01, 2011 01:25 AM (ldUCK)

90 There may have been no way out, I concede.

Upthread a commenter mentioned the tweeting as a problem. True, true, true... Silence would have been better, and then he could have claimed anything later without being limited to a story (or having that odd initial reaction).

Silence = on the phone with FBI, or a computer expert, etc. Could claim the silence was for anything.

But... yeah, maybe no way out. Maybe just that dumb single character.

He meant to hit "D" and simply missed the key and hit send.

Posted by: ace at June 01, 2011 01:25 AM (nj1bB)

91 They say when you see one cockroach, there are going to be others you don't see.

How many other special intimate tweets has Weiner sent to other devoted followers of the fairer sex? We may never know.

See, that "just asking questions" thing works for us too.

Posted by: George Orwell at June 01, 2011 01:28 AM (AZGON)

92 His #TheToasterIsVeryLoyal hashtag was too clever by half. Who in their right mind would come up with something like that moments after discovering they'd been hacked and lewdly impersonated? No one, that's who.

Posted by: Walter Freeman at June 01, 2011 01:29 AM (UsjBj)

93 oh yeah I'm so gay-hearted and witty when I'm FURIOUSLY MURDEROUSLY ANGRY!!!!

Posted by: ace at June 01, 2011 01:29 AM (nj1bB)

94 going dark would have been the best strategy. much easier to build a story of a staffer dicking around on the boss' twitter feed.

Posted by: the dandy at June 01, 2011 01:30 AM (1h53u)

95 I toss off my best jokes when I am so angry I want blood.

Posted by: ace at June 01, 2011 01:30 AM (nj1bB)

96 yeah I'm thinking I'm on Team Dark.

Posted by: ace at June 01, 2011 01:30 AM (nj1bB)

97 His #TheToasterIsVeryLoyal hashtag was too clever by half. Who in their right mind would come up with something like that moments after discovering they'd been hacked and lewdly impersonated?

Someone who takes his marriage as seriously as toast.

Posted by: George Orwell at June 01, 2011 01:31 AM (AZGON)

98 because our society is fatally ill.


Posted by: progressoverpeace at June 01, 2011 01:24 AM (G/MYk)

What to do when an entire civilization finds itself insane? ~~shudder~`

Posted by: Derak at June 01, 2011 01:31 AM (CjpKH)

99 Even -- butter finger, meant to send it to my wife-- is a little sketchy because of the actual recipient. An obscure little co-ed with a crush he followed that could see him on Maddow 5:45 Seattle time!

Posted by: Topsecretk9 at June 01, 2011 01:31 AM (PK7oq)

100 "Guy Fawkes at June 01, 2011 01:25 AM"

Ace gets the pelt, and that is awesome.

In politics it does all come down to votes, and if this keeps a few Dems on their ass in November 2012 I'll be happy as hell.

I trust stuff like this will have some affect on younger voters who might be offended by boner pics being sent by folk they thought something of.

I doubt it will in in Weiner's district, sadly.

Posted by: shivas Irons at June 01, 2011 01:31 AM (qu2SW)

101 It's all fun and games when you ain't the one sitting in the dunking booth, isn't it, Anthony?

Posted by: Sarah Palin at June 01, 2011 01:32 AM (agD4m)

102 But, they all get away with this shit, over and over

Yeah, but this is about sex. sex sells newspapers and page views. its the one thing that peaks the lame ass public curiosity.

In the end though I agree, the main media will probably form a kumbaya circle around captain underpants. and the public will move on to the next big story, Libya boots on the ground or something.

Posted by: Guy Fawkes at June 01, 2011 01:32 AM (ldUCK)

103 91
They say when you see one cockroach, there are going to be others you don't see.





How many other special intimate tweets has Weiner sent to other devoted followers of the fairer sex? We may never know.





See, that "just asking questions" thing works for us too.

Posted by: George Orwell at June 01, 2011 01:28 AM (AZGON)



That gets to Dana's question on CNN: "What were you doing following a 21-year old?"

Talk all you want about tweets (and there is still an innocent, though highly unlikely, explanation for that), but it's much tougher to talk your way out of that one.

Especially when you offer no explanation period.

And you can't look at the reporter in the eye when she's asking it.

Posted by: AD at June 01, 2011 01:32 AM (mVDI9)

104 But going dark wouldn't have made his time in Seattle tweet and her retweet any less suspicious though. Given him some plausible deniability, sure, but no get outta jail free card.

Posted by: Walter Freeman at June 01, 2011 01:33 AM (UsjBj)

105


Two words:

Victory. Lap.


lulz ace.

Posted by: s'moron at June 01, 2011 01:33 AM (0L0eT)

106 50 excuse me. Does anyone know where I can watch the endeavor landing or coverage? TIA
___________
http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/nasatv/index.html

Posted by: Anachronda at June 01, 2011 01:33 AM (6fER6)

107 And it seems to me you lived your lifeLike a wiener in the wind
Never knowing who to tweet toWhen the erection set in
And you should not blame the BreitbartBut your just a Lib
Your johnson is justnot normalunless you are a kid

Posted by: muhr at June 01, 2011 01:33 AM (SK5U6)

108 I believe in the law of averages. You might get away with stupid shit for a while, but sooner or later the SWHTF. You can't escape it. Being an arrogant prick and believing that if you get by with it once you always will just ups the anty.

Posted by: Steph at June 01, 2011 01:33 AM (AkdC5)

109 84 OK, how's this for an idea?
Not only is Wiener full of it, but the Democrat operatives defending him are also full of it. If they believed him, wouldn't they be crying foul against some "evil right-winger", and everyone else on the right, via guilt by association?
And let's go further, and postulate that leftist pundits don't believe him.
What would these lying bastards do in such an instance? Oh-so-cleverly act exactly as though they did believe him? Sorry, these "superior beings" just aren't that clever.
They'd do exactly what they are doing. Deny everything and act with condescension towards anybody who says otherwise.
It's just their nature - it's who they are; it's what they do.

Posted by: Optimizer at June 01, 2011 01:33 AM (F56VB)

110 He meant to hit "D" and simply missed the key and hit send.

Posted by: ace at June 01, 2011 01:25 AM (nj1bB)

Exactly, and its not like Allah has never misstweeted or posted, or anything. That lil Eeyore just lost what respect I had for him..
As for wanting to be a lizard, well, I didnt, but I went there every day for the Pallywood expose, until everyone was racists all of a sudden.. I never agreed with all the posts, but he kept me clicking for about a year or so..Not to kiss ass, but MM was always first, then and still is Ace, then HA, Jawa and Gateway, just clicking less on HA more, and more...

Posted by: JarvisW at June 01, 2011 01:36 AM (8yPsP)

111 I just sent my wife this tweet: #mymeat

Posted by: Guy Fawkes at June 01, 2011 01:37 AM (ldUCK)

112 What recourse would be available to Boehner at this point? One of his body has publicly claimed that they were hacked. If G. Cordova had not been a kooky schoolgirl, but someone intent upon blackmail, then I imagine Boehner would have to take some action. How many congressman have cast votes a certain way as a result of blackmail? Why wait to see what happens, when this story could be pushed further?

Posted by: sartana at June 01, 2011 01:37 AM (/IW23)

113 You might get away with stupid shit for a while, but sooner or later the SWHTF. You can't escape it.

There is no way this guy has spent his entire twitter career posting 140 character extracts from the Federalist Papers.

Maybe Penthouse Forum.

Posted by: George Orwell at June 01, 2011 01:37 AM (AZGON)

114 #95 I feel ya, ace.

Posted by: Patrick Ewing at June 01, 2011 01:37 AM (agD4m)

115 @84&109: Chuck Schumer et al gain nothing by unequivocally defending Weiner, if he implodes a few days later. They all end up looking like jackasses, no?

Posted by: Walter Freeman at June 01, 2011 01:38 AM (UsjBj)

116 #92:
That was probably the one honest tweet he made. He realized he was so used to hitting enter to send a tweet because his own intensive use of twitter set up a habit of automatically hitting send when finished typing instead of "D" first.

We all do this sort of thing with stuff we do repetitively. It's why typos happen. It's why people using machinery have accidents because they were acting on autopilot and not concentrating on exactly what they were doing.

Happens to us all.

Of course if you're doing dangerous/risky things it'll bite you in the ass.

Posted by: Nameless at June 01, 2011 01:38 AM (9YuJS)

117 But going dark wouldn't have made his time in Seattle tweet and her
retweet any less suspicious though. Given him some plausible
deniability, sure, but no get outta jail free card.

plausible deniability is all he needed with the feckless press to give him a pass. He was just giving a shout out to a fan, see, and some staffer jumps on later after he's been offline and starts trading horny pics pretending to be him. Staffer goofs up, posts it publicly, then deletes it and his "fan" deleted her accounts to protect him. All a big misunderstanding, and the staffer, who will remain unnamed, is no longer with his office.

Posted by: the dandy at June 01, 2011 01:39 AM (1h53u)

118 #95

Heh, heh. You said 'toss off'. nyuck, nyuck nyuck.

Posted by: Nameless at June 01, 2011 01:40 AM (9YuJS)

119 I love gloating. Feel free to gloat. After all, the Left gloats and what is that they gloat over?

Their sheer brilliance.
.

Posted by: TMI at June 01, 2011 01:40 AM (fi8cU)

120

Silence would have been golden, but little Dicky PANICKED!!!!!!!OMFG!!@insteadofDFUCK!!!!!!!!!

I hope he got the jugs picture first. Where are the 733t HaXoRz with that one, huh? He was getting some quo for his quid, knowhatimsayin?


Posted by: s'moron at June 01, 2011 01:40 AM (0L0eT)

121 >>>But going dark wouldn't have made his time in Seattle tweet and her retweet any less suspicious though. Given him some plausible deniability, sure, but no get outta jail free card.

No i think the angry play would be necessary *after* going dark. But going dark would seem logical -- on the phone with authorities -- and then it would have given him a chance to wargame this out.

Posted by: ace at June 01, 2011 01:40 AM (nj1bB)

122 Wait, Oh no, I was just hacked!

But really sweetie, #mymeat while I tivo the hockey game.

Posted by: Guy Fawkes at June 01, 2011 01:41 AM (ldUCK)

123 He came out after the CNN interview and said the reason he was following her was that he tweeted on the 15thasking all his followers if they wahted him to follow them. He knew the exact date he had done that, so that means he was looking for a way to cover his ass on following his dicpic recipient. Very convenient that he remembered the exact date he did that.
Who the hell asks all 45,000 followers if they want him to follow them? When would he have the time to go back and add them all? Was that his initial way of trying to cover his ass for following porn stars and college kids?

Posted by: Steph at June 01, 2011 01:41 AM (AkdC5)

124 Yeah, he asked all his followers if they wanted him to follow them, and it's totally coincidental all the ones who rogered up were bigbusted twentysomethings.

Posted by: A Balrog of Morgoth at June 01, 2011 01:43 AM (agD4m)

125 Posted by: Oldcat at June 01, 2011 01:14 AM (CN+Qv)
Which is why you have to hire a media heavy weight like a Bennett. His is 1 part lawyer, 1 part PR guru. Bennett makes the round on CNN, MSNBC, etc, explaining in his normally very stern voice that the Congressman may have been hacked and that his firm has brought in the best technical minds to hunt high and low and then babble about some damn computer viruses (everyone gets a virus) and somehow tie the 2 in and presto, chango you are avoiding being a joke except for the stupid "Weiner's weiner" jokes.
Oh, did I mention, Jeffrey Tobin is an asshole?
No.......o.k..........Jeffrey Tobin....still an asshole.

Posted by: Mallamutt, RINO President for Life, Hey, Jeffrey Tobin is an asshole! at June 01, 2011 01:43 AM (OWjjx)

126 @117: Fair enough, but then we wouldn't have been treated with a rare glimpse of a paranoid congressman's mildly schizophrenic relationship with his kitchen appliances. You know, scripts like these really must write themselves, 'cause no one believes 'em otherwise.

Posted by: Walter Freeman at June 01, 2011 01:44 AM (UsjBj)

127

the simple fact that he was predominantly following hot girls indicates exactly what he was looking to get out of his twitter "experience"

My guess is Huma no humma.

Posted by: s'moron at June 01, 2011 01:44 AM (0L0eT)

128 If Weiner were really creative, his strategy should have been to immediately tweet the dic-pic to everyone; his staff, his dentist, his mom.

"See? I just send this stuff to everyone. ROTFL penis!!!11!1!"

Posted by: George Orwell at June 01, 2011 01:45 AM (AZGON)

129 One thing about the left (especially a leightweight like Johnson) that amazes me is how they uniformly defend a creep solely because of who is on their tail: Van jones because of Beck, ACORN/Weiner/PlannedParenthood/MSM because of Breitbart, any Democrat because of Palin, etc. They never have a reason to be for something, solely against. Very unhealthy.

Posted by: eddiebear at June 01, 2011 01:46 AM (JmVLJ)

130


Nobody expects the Wiener penis, Orwell!


Posted by: s'moron at June 01, 2011 01:46 AM (0L0eT)

131 @121: "No i think the angry play would be necessary *after* going dark. But going dark would seem logical -- on the phone with authorities -- and then it would have given him a chance to wargame this out."

Agreed, perfectly logical, except for the part where the feds, you know, actually investigate.

Posted by: Walter Freeman at June 01, 2011 01:46 AM (UsjBj)

132 If Weiner were really creative, his strategy should have been to immediately tweet the dic-pic to everyone; his staff, his dentist, his mom. Nope............he could have claimed he got a federal grant to produce dicpics.
Hell....we actually would have believed that!
Oh, and look up the definition of asshole in the dictonary and know what you see....yea, that is right........Jeffrey Tobin.

Posted by: Mallamutt, RINO President for Life, Hey, Jeffrey Tobin is an asshole! at June 01, 2011 01:46 AM (OWjjx)

133
Apparently even the Daily Show mocked Weiner tonight for seven minutes, according to Big Hollywood.

I'll be lurking Kos tomorrow morning like a maniac. Since Friday they've been rubbing their hands and chortling with glee waiting for Stewart's . . . takedown.

Posted by: arhooley at June 01, 2011 01:47 AM (+/eKV)

134 Actually, wouldn't his best bet have been to ignore the whole thing and pretend it never happened??? Then it would be his word against patriotUSA/Big Govt. By trying to play it off he confirmed the pic actually appeared on his Twitter and yfrog accounts.

Posted by: Serious Cat at June 01, 2011 01:47 AM (bAySe)

135 The little sniveling fuck is trying to stall long enough until the story goes away. He's a lying piece of shit. And a pervert. If New Yorkers want him and the Democrats want him it just goes to show how low they have sunk in this world. Seems the Democrats really don't give a shit about respecting women (which we already know) but will do anything they can to protect some scum of the earth pervert (which we already know). How can anyone belong to a party like that? Who knew "daddy issues" wouldlead tosuch moral decay in people? There is no excuse.

Posted by: Case at June 01, 2011 01:48 AM (0K+Kw)

136 yep, I am on team go dark too the more I think about it. continued tweeting shows you remain in control of your messages, not that you went to bed and your staffer took over and accidentally sent the wrong pic instead of a campaign pic to a fan. you lose all of those outs, especially the stupid my toaster is loyal idiocy.

Posted by: Guy Fawkes at June 01, 2011 01:48 AM (ldUCK)

137 Who the hell asks all 45,000 followers if they
want him to follow them? When would he have the time to go back and
add them all?


Posted by: Steph at June 01, 2011 01:41 AM (AkdC5)
Sort of reminds you of that scene in The Jerk when Navin is signing all of those checks."Navin, Pay to the order of Mrs. Wilbur Stark, one dollar and nine cents! (he licks the envelope closed) Pay to the order of Iron Balls McGinty, one dollar and nine cents!"

Posted by: Shake Tiller at June 01, 2011 01:49 AM (G/MYk)

138 Yes, Jeffrey Tobin really jumped the shark. Pathetic.

Posted by: OldDamnDude at June 01, 2011 01:50 AM (5LqSF)

139
Everybody just needs to calm down and forget about
it. I already have. No big deal. Just me hangin' out here working on my
quiz with my little stroked-out 14 year old brain. Ha ha, woo hoo, we'll
all have a good laugh later about the time I stroked out during the
Spanish pop quiz. Hoo boy. Hey, how about that Volleyball game last
period in PE? That was a good time, am I right?


Posted by: Clubber Lang at June 01, 2011 01:08 AM

And then, did you call the teacher a jackass?

Posted by: arhooley at June 01, 2011 01:51 AM (+/eKV)

140 All I need is this stool.. and this paddle ball game... and this ashtray.. and my dog..

GRRRRR S*head...

I don't need my dog...

Posted by: JarvisW at June 01, 2011 01:51 AM (8yPsP)

141 >>>Agreed, perfectly logical, except for the part where the feds, you know, actually investigate.

Team Dark for an hour or so, compose yourself, figure it out, then Team Angry, and Team Hiring Lawyers To Hound The Perpetrators To The End of The Earth.

Eh. Maybe there was no way out.

But I think if his story held a week it could have held forever -- possibly.

Posted by: ace at June 01, 2011 01:51 AM (nj1bB)

142 Posted by: Topsecretk9 at June 01, 2011 01:15 AM (PK7oq)
--------------------------------------

Yep! That sums it up quite nicely.

Posted by: David at June 01, 2011 01:52 AM (Qv0HI)

143 I semi-meant to keep the BEAT sock on ...

Posted by: progressoverpeace at June 01, 2011 01:52 AM (G/MYk)

144 These are his tweets asking if his followers want him to follow them. I'm thinking ass covering for something.
RepWeiner Anthony Weiner




Thanks so much for following me. Would you like me to follow you? Use #WeinerYes
RepWeiner Anthony Weiner




Thanks for all the #WeinerYestweets. Now I'm#WeinerSwamped. I'm gonna do some #WeinerFollowingYouadds today.


Yeah, he's going to do some adds. How many did he do? As of today he's only following 198. He's got 48,000 followers. That asswipe is hinky.

That fucker really loves his name, too.

Posted by: Steph at June 01, 2011 01:52 AM (AkdC5)

145 Crap, sorry the format sucked for some reason. That's not how I typed it.

Posted by: Steph at June 01, 2011 01:53 AM (AkdC5)

146 Um... Hundred grand? Nice job? Eff you buddy, I hacked it. Or I may have hacked it. Call me, someone. I am prepared to be that guy. Let me be that guy for you.

Yeah, I'd sell-out too.

Posted by: rdbrewer at June 01, 2011 01:54 AM (8/JR7)

147 Look at a profile picture (you know, from the side, like the one on the front page of NRO) of Weiner.

Who does he remind you of?

Heh heh heh, you sent her a picture of your penis, heh heh heh. Awesome.

Posted by: Beavis & Butthead at June 01, 2011 01:54 AM (agD4m)

148 Who is Jeffrey Tobin?

Posted by: logprof at June 01, 2011 01:54 AM (BP6Z1)

149

Um... Hundred grand? Nice job?
Eff you buddy, I hacked it. Or I may have hacked it.
Call me, someone. I am prepared to be that guy.


Throw in a pardon so I don't go to #meintheassprison and I am that guy too.

Posted by: Guy Fawkes at June 01, 2011 01:55 AM (ldUCK)

150 I'll sell out cheaper.

I added Clubber Lang's story to the post.

Posted by: ace at June 01, 2011 01:55 AM (nj1bB)

151 Actually, the worse thing for us is if there is a federal investigation. It gives everyone cover to say nothing. Think Colin Powell with the Plames and many other examples.

Posted by: OldDamnDude at June 01, 2011 01:55 AM (5LqSF)

152 Crap, sorry the format sucked for some reason. That's not how I typed it.

Posted by: Steph at June 01, 2011 01:53 AM (AkdC5)
#Hacked!Did the toaster fail too? Or was it the power drain from your Hitachi Magic Wand?

Posted by: Nameless at June 01, 2011 01:56 AM (9YuJS)

153 Had he immediately tweeted "crap, last tweet meant to be DM to my wife. Apologies.", none of us would be talking about it now.

However, the last thing he wanted was his wife finding out so wasn't thinking clearly; he paniced. He probably hoped that he deleted the pic before anyone saw it, but offered up the half-assed hacked excuse.

Now the bizzare CNN interview? There's no rational explanation for it.

Posted by: Hollowpoint at June 01, 2011 01:56 AM (6N1/n)

154 Coed frantically deleting her accounts and bylines and such was a fatal suspicious move too. Stooopid.

Posted by: Topsecretk9 at June 01, 2011 01:57 AM (PK7oq)

155 @117: Fair enough, but then we wouldn't have been treated with a rare
glimpse of a paranoid congressman's mildly schizophrenic relationship
with his kitchen appliances. You know, scripts like these really must
write themselves, 'cause no one believes 'em otherwise.

Also funny he had the "whodoisue" tag talking about suing TiVo but won't call the FBI over a hack.

Posted by: the dandy at June 01, 2011 01:57 AM (1h53u)

156 Xtranormal Tiny Weiner video

Posted by: logprof at June 01, 2011 01:57 AM (BP6Z1)

157 Did the toaster fail too? Or was it the power drain from your Hitachi Magic Wand?
Posted by: Nameless at June 01, 2011 01:56 AM (9YuJS)
Oh noes! All my toys!

Posted by: Steph at June 01, 2011 01:58 AM (AkdC5)

158 Who is Jeffrey Tobin?

Jeffrey Toobin, Paid CNN legal analyst. Asshole too.

Posted by: OldDamnDude at June 01, 2011 01:58 AM (5LqSF)

159 #151 What if that investigation finds nothing except the tweet was sent from the Congressman Cornholio's account and from his I.P. address?

Posted by: A Balrog of Morgoth at June 01, 2011 01:58 AM (agD4m)

160
He meant to hit "D" and simply missed the key and hit send.

Posted by: ace at June 01, 2011 01:25 AM

Just to keep all the tech stuff straight, there's another possibility. From Twitter support:

If your
message is longer than 140 characters and Twitter receives it intact,
we will send your message in two parts for you. But, beware: if your
service provider breaks up long messages into two parts before sending
the message to Twitter, we will only see the d+username attached to the
first message! The second part will post to the public time line as a
regular update because it doesnt have the d+username preceding it.


So it's possible Weiner had tweeted some sweet nothings to the Comely Coed and included the yfrog URL . . . but the URL got cut off and separately tweeted without the all-important "d."

Posted by: arhooley at June 01, 2011 01:59 AM (+/eKV)

161 no need to investigate if a staffer "confesses"

Posted by: the dandy at June 01, 2011 01:59 AM (1h53u)

162 #TheWeinerIsNotVeryLoyal

Posted by: Huma Abedin at June 01, 2011 01:59 AM (AZGON)

163 >>>Coed frantically deleting her accounts and bylines and such was a fatal suspicious move too. Stooopid.

Oh yeah. That wasn't suspicious.

Might as well start a blog called HEY EVERYONE I DID SOMETHING PRETTY EMBARRASSING!

Posted by: ace at June 01, 2011 02:00 AM (nj1bB)

164 >>>If your message is longer than 140 characters and Twitter receives it intact, we will send your message in two parts for you. But, beware: if your service provider breaks up long messages into two parts before sending the message to Twitter, we will only see the d+username attached to the first message! The second part will post to the public time line as a regular update because it doesnt have the d+username preceding it.


I heard that earlier today. Eeesh. Life could be ruined because he didn't read the user manual closely enough.

Posted by: ace at June 01, 2011 02:01 AM (nj1bB)

165 Ace: "There's a chance it does. Can't guarantee it, but I bet he had a good
chance in a month of just annoucning he hadn't found the perp and it
might have drifted."

I don't think so. Weiner draws a rather strident crowd. To see their guy - and a firebrand, up-n-comer of the party - illegally hacked would have driven them to pursuit themselves. "Get the hacker! It's gotta be that bastard Breitbart! Yeeaaargh!"

When he said, "Hacked!", he pretty much built his prison. He just never should've uttered that word. I'm pretty confident that on his lawyers' advice, he's been advised not to ever say that again. So now it's a "prank." "Hack" is the single four-letter word you will. not. hear. from Weiner again.

Posted by: AnonymousDrivel at June 01, 2011 02:01 AM (1yViP)

166 When exactly did she start deleting all her accounts? Zombies ate my brain and can't remember now..

Posted by: Topsecretk9 at June 01, 2011 02:02 AM (PK7oq)

167 The only thing that sucks about this is that is wasn't Chuck Schumer.

Posted by: A Balrog of Morgoth at June 01, 2011 02:03 AM (agD4m)

168

Yeah, Comely Coed is just as guilty, my gut tells me. She tried to play it off cool, after freaking out and trying to nuke all her online accounts and references. Those two pantomimes don't go together, either.

Posted by: Serious Cat at June 01, 2011 02:04 AM (bAySe)

169 Life could be ruined because he didn't read the user manual closely enough.

Women come with a user manual?

Seriously, though. When has a guy ever read the instruction manual for anything.


Posted by: Stephanie at June 01, 2011 02:04 AM (hGYL3)

170 Ace, not sure, but someone I think is the C-CoEd, was/is fighting with Adam Baldwin, so whatever she deletes should be on his page?

I donno, Im just getting into Twitter for work .


Posted by: JarvisW at June 01, 2011 02:05 AM (8yPsP)

171
His #TheToasterIsVeryLoyal hashtag was too clever by half.

If I were him I'd be verrrrry careful around that toaster right now.

Posted by: arhooley at June 01, 2011 02:05 AM (+/eKV)

172 Detecting 101.

When a suspect:
1) won't look you in the eye when replying to a question.
2) acts furtively with repeated glances 360degrees
3) avoids eye contact in general
4) when confronted acts startled
5) when confronted blurts out "I didn't do anything"
6) Sweats
7) grimaces
repeated denials of wrongdoing
9) attempts to shift blame
10) refuses to answer follow up questions
11) claims they were about to contact LE but didn't
12) immediate post crime and previous to crime actions don't conform to normal routine
13) no discernible validated alibi for time in question

Then you have what's known as a PERSON OF INTEREST.

Posted by: Nameless at June 01, 2011 02:06 AM (9YuJS)

173 @159
Yeah, not thinking a row of Weiners and Weiner-staffs taking the Fifth is going to go very far.

You're already beyond "reasonable doubt", and desperately need a nice, coherent, firmly-articulated story to claw your way back into "Well ... maybe?"

Posted by: Al at June 01, 2011 02:06 AM (MzQOZ)

174 Reporter: "Representative Weiner, you said your wife was hacked to death, so what do you mean when you say you don't choose to be distracted by this?"

Posted by: JonathanEllis at June 01, 2011 02:06 AM (BdzEV)

175 So Palin met Trump today- then the they went out for lunch. Each of them gave brief statements to the press on their meeting. Palin's was a little campaign-type blurb about how they discussed ways to improve the country, and Trump about how Sarah is a great woman and a good friend. Very interesting.

Posted by: sartana at June 01, 2011 02:07 AM (/IW23)

176 165, yes, I've noted that, a lot of the time shouting it @repweiner's account. You have the teabaggin' hackers on the hook and.... YOU'RE DROPPING IT?!!? WHAT?!!

Posted by: ace at June 01, 2011 02:07 AM (nj1bB)

177 So now it's a "prank." "Hack" is the single four-letter word you will. not. hear. from Weiner again.
Posted by: AnonymousDrivel at June 01, 2011 02:01 AM (1yViP)
Yep, spinning like a top, becausehis lawyersknow he did it. The problem is hack or prank, he'll have to come out eventually and 'splain either one.

Posted by: Steph at June 01, 2011 02:07 AM (AkdC5)

178

where's the link to all the babes Little Wiener was following?


Posted by: s'moron at June 01, 2011 02:07 AM (0L0eT)

179 Tony, why have you forsaken me? You have denied knowledge of me 3 times before the cock crowed.

Posted by: Little Tony at June 01, 2011 02:07 AM (ldUCK)

180 173
@159
Yeah, not thinking a row of Weiners and Weiner-staffs taking the Fifth is going to go very far.

You're
already beyond "reasonable doubt", and desperately need a nice,
coherent, firmly-articulated story to claw your way back into "Well ...
maybe?"


Posted by: Al at June 01, 2011 02:06 AM (MzQOZ)


Huh huh, he said wiener staff.

Huhuhuhuhuh.

Posted by: Beavis and Butt-Head at June 01, 2011 02:08 AM (BP6Z1)

181 In "Homicide," there was a sign in the interrogation tank that listed the signs of lying as follows:

Suspect answers only in brief sentences.

Suspect speaks too much.

Suspect won't look interviewer in the eye.

Suspect won't stop looking interviewer in the eye. Stares.

etc.

Posted by: ace at June 01, 2011 02:08 AM (nj1bB)

182 Clubber Lang@48,

Great anecdote. I swear I felt your pain.

Posted by: AnonymousDrivel at June 01, 2011 02:09 AM (1yViP)

183 If he had time to think about this and compose himself, he might have picked the right Pantomime and stuck with it, and who knows, maybe gotten out of it.

No.

This post explains only why you knew he was lying. The die was irrevocably cast the moment he sent the tweet. Had his reaction been more genuinely outraged, his downfall would have been instantaneous. There were never any right-wing villains to catch. The absence of a hack would have been immediately discovered. The right pantomime might have backed you off for a few hours, but accelerated his apprehension. Furthermore, his act would not have backed off those he was furiously accusing -- they always knew they were innocent and would have pushed back even harder.

Ace, you wasted a perfectly good holiday weekend.

Posted by: Average Joe at June 01, 2011 02:09 AM (liBQN)

184 ah, AD, I misread, you were making a different point.

Well you may be right, "hack" was the wrong damn word, but damn then if I can think of any right ones.

"I just spazzed" is not a legal defense.

Posted by: ace at June 01, 2011 02:10 AM (nj1bB)

185
Posted by: AnonymousDrivel at June 01, 2011 02:01 AM (1yViP)

Yep, that "hacked!" pretty well screwed him. Can't make false statements to FBI and yet he knows that finding out who posted the photo would be about a 1 and half minute phone call from FBI to Twitter, Inc.

Posted by: Topsecretk9 at June 01, 2011 02:11 AM (PK7oq)

186 Oh, I wish my familyd changed their name from WeinerAny name that doesnt start with Whee!Cause if my little boner got mis-tweetedEveryone would blame the GOP
(stolen from Diary Of Daedalus, the foine blog what harries LGF mercilessly)

Posted by: Oscar Myerson at June 01, 2011 02:11 AM (beegY)

187 Tomorrow's Post Headline as it ought to be:

Weiner's Lips are Sealed: Blames Fictional Pie Thrower at Back of Audience


Tomorrow's Post Headline as it will be:

Smart Military Blog Throws Pie in Packed Auditorium

Posted by: Ben Bradlee at June 01, 2011 02:11 AM (5LqSF)

188 Yeah, not thinking a row of Weiners and Weiner-staffs taking the Fifth...

Straight up or on the rocks.

Posted by: George Orwell at June 01, 2011 02:11 AM (AZGON)

189 yes, I've noted that, a lot of the time shouting it @repweiner's account. You have the teabaggin' hackers on the hook and.... YOU'RE DROPPING IT?!!? WHAT?!!
Posted by: ace at June 01, 2011 02:07 AM (nj1bB)
See, that's what I think is fueling the story, now, with CNN and others. It's so unlike him to just let something like that drop. His natural character would be to be screaming into every mic he could find that he was going to get those bastards that did this.
Right now, he's his own worst enemy.

Posted by: Steph at June 01, 2011 02:12 AM (AkdC5)

190 Well, contrary to A.J. I thank you, Ace, for all your work, and especially this weekend!


Posted by: JarvisW at June 01, 2011 02:12 AM (8yPsP)

191 164 >>>If your message is longer than 140 characters and Twitter receives it intact, we will send your message in two parts for you. But, beware: if your service provider breaks up long messages into two parts before sending the message to Twitter, we will only see the d+username attached to the first message! The second part will post to the public time line as a regular update because it doesnt have the d+username preceding it. I heard that earlier today. Eeesh. Life could be ruined because he didn't read the user manual closely enough.
Posted by: ace at June 01, 2011 02:01 AM (nj1bB)
Doesn't that theory fly out the winder if the Tweet began with "@ComelyCo-ed"
I mean I assume for the DM you do a weird "DComelyCo-ed" and if it gets broken in two I can't imagine the second message sticking "@ComelyCo-ed" to the beginning.

Posted by: buzzion at June 01, 2011 02:12 AM (oVQFe)

192 4) when confronted acts startled
5) when confronted blurts out "I didn't do anything"

See I would do at least those 2 as an innocent person.

Posted by: Little Tony at June 01, 2011 02:14 AM (ldUCK)

193 152 Did the toaster fail too?
________
Did somebody say toast?

Posted by: Talkie Toaster, your chirpie breakfast companion at June 01, 2011 02:14 AM (6fER6)

194 damn enter key. sock off. #hacked!

Posted by: Guy Fawkes at June 01, 2011 02:15 AM (ldUCK)

195 oh gawd, I just had a great schadenfreude fantasy wherein Weiner's on trial for perjury and obstruction of justice ala Scooter Libby after being questioned by authorities.

Posted by: Topsecretk9 at June 01, 2011 02:16 AM (PK7oq)

196

Gateway pundit has the babes!

http://bit.ly/iVsJNj

Lotsa nubile girls as a %age of Wiener's wiener following.


Posted by: s'moron at June 01, 2011 02:16 AM (0L0eT)

197 Unlike a murder case where the crime is committed in private and the suspect's demeanor is key in singling him out, here the crime was committed in front of 45,000 witnesses.. Weiner was caught standing over the dead body with a bloody knife.. He faced the near-impossible burden of proving the perpetrator was not the guy identified by the nametag.

Posted by: Average Joe at June 01, 2011 02:16 AM (liBQN)

198 Btw, has anyone gone with the joke...

Anthony Weiner: "When I'm speaking to an audience of 45k people..."
Reporter: "..you imagine them in their underwear?"
Wiener: "Can you stop being a jackass and let me answer the question!?"

Posted by: Serious Cat at June 01, 2011 02:19 AM (bAySe)

199
I assume for the DM you do a weird
"DComelyCo-ed" and if it gets broken in two I can't imagine the second
message sticking "@ComelyCo-ed" to the beginning.

Posted by: buzzion at June 01, 2011 02:12 AM

That's exactly what happens. In other words, Weiner might have tweeted some sweet nothings to the Comely Coed PLUS the yfrog URL, and, well, his weiner was cut off.

Posted by: arhooley at June 01, 2011 02:19 AM (+/eKV)

200
Ace, you wasted a perfectly good holiday weekend.- Average Joe

Imagine tuning in tomorrow to see a dozen Republican congressman standing shoulder to shoulder assembled before the press to discuss the serious implications of cyber-criminals targeting elected representatives. A crime against one member of the House is a crime against all. Apparently a congressman's online identity was hacked and lewd photos sent out- for what purpose we do not know, but we can't rule out blackmail. We demand a full investigation and a congressional hearing on this matter.

This story should be just beginning.

Posted by: sartana at June 01, 2011 02:19 AM (/IW23)

201 He is still in panic mode. Why is he doing press conferences on the capitol steps? Did he not think he would be asked about it? This is not a story you can get out in front of, that is way past.

Posted by: Guy Fawkes at June 01, 2011 02:20 AM (ldUCK)

202 Gateway pundit has the babes!
http://bit.ly/iVsJNj

Hmm. I had no idea political operatives and Congressional analysts closely following the civic duties of Rep. Weiner were so predominately young and female.

I wonder if there is any possible reason for Weiner to encourage this particular demographic.

Posted by: George Orwell at June 01, 2011 02:21 AM (AZGON)

203 "See I would do at least those 2 as an innocent person."

True but I couldn't convey verbally that the tone of voice used is what you watch for on a single line.

Lie detecting with or without a machine is primarily 'sensing' a person's current attitude and knowledge. Those will affect their physiology to the extent that an experienced detector can pick up those cues that indicate guilty knowledge. (sometimes guilt but not about the topic at hand.)

Posted by: Nameless at June 01, 2011 02:21 AM (9YuJS)

204 George Orwell: "See? I just send this stuff to everyone. ROTFL penis!!!11!1!"

Bingo. Brilliant!

Hang a shingle, Sir. You'd get $500/hr. easy.

Posted by: AnonymousDrivel at June 01, 2011 02:22 AM (1yViP)

205 Weiner should have gone with the Turret's defense, or Ambien. Going on recent history, either would have gotten Weiner off ... so to speak.

Posted by: progressoverpeace at June 01, 2011 02:23 AM (G/MYk)

206
Imagine
tuning in tomorrow to see a dozen Republican congressman standing
shoulder to shoulder assembled before the press to discuss the serious
implications of cyber-criminals targeting elected representatives. A
crime against one member of the House is a crime against all. Apparently
a congressman's online identity was hacked and lewd photos sent out-
for what purpose we do not know, but we can't rule out blackmail. We
demand a full investigation and a congressional hearing on this matter.

And then imagine a host of liberal commentators and bloggers demanding that the investigation be blocked. Their guy, Weiner, is the victim, and them screaming that the crime should be ignored.

Posted by: arhooley at June 01, 2011 02:23 AM (+/eKV)

207 Why is he doing press conferences on the capitol steps? Did he not think he would be asked about it? This is not a story you can get out in front of, that is way past.
Posted by: Guy Fawkes at June 01, 2011 02:20 AM (ldUCK)
Because he thought the media would be on his side. If they asked any questions, he could just blow them off like he tried to do to CNN. You could tell he was flummoxed as hell when they wouldn't let him change the subject immediately.

Posted by: Steph at June 01, 2011 02:23 AM (AkdC5)

208 "oh gawd, I just had a great schadenfreude fantasy wherein Weiner's on
trial for perjury and obstruction of justice ala Scooter Libby after
being questioned by authorities.." - Topsecretk9

If I were Scooter Libby, I'd get the hell out of Dodge. He's proven waaay too convenient in the past.

Posted by: sartana at June 01, 2011 02:23 AM (/IW23)

209 Guy Fawkes

I couldn't understand why he was still doing pressers especially that last one--I think steph says it best. He thinks he's smarter than everyone and he's arrogant...

"See, that's what I think is fueling the story, now,
with CNN and others. It's so unlike him to just let something like
that drop. His natural character would be to be screaming into every
mic he could find that he was going to get those bastards that did this.
Right now, he's his own worst enemy."

Posted by: Topsecretk9 at June 01, 2011 02:23 AM (PK7oq)

210 Hahaha... Or claim

LOOK AT THE FILTH TEABAGGERS ARE SENDING ME!!! IS THIS SUPPOSED TO BE FUNNY??!!! HOW WOULD THEY LIKE IT IF I SENT THIS FILTH TO THEM?!!?

Posted by: ace at June 01, 2011 02:24 AM (nj1bB)

211 That's exactly what happens. In other words, Weiner might have tweeted some sweet nothings to the Comely Coed PLUS the yfrog URL, and, well, his weiner was cut off.
Posted by: arhooley at June 01, 2011 02:19 AM (+/eKV)
So what you're saying is that if I were to say DM you in the following manner just for silly purposes assume its too long
"Darhooley your trolling Dailykos is so awesome and really gets me going. Check this out. This is what you do to me."
It would take that message and do the following for two message:
"Darhooley your trolling Dailykos is so awesome and really gets me going. Check this out"
"@arhooley This is what you do to me."
Are we on the same page here for what I'm assuming you're saying happens?

Posted by: buzzion at June 01, 2011 02:25 AM (oVQFe)

212 Just kidding about the wasted weekend.

The reason the effort was crucial was that Weiner did take the only course of action open to him. Had Ace not harper so mercilessly on the blandness of his reaction, the story might have been dismissed as nothing more than "Congressman receives spammed mortgage offer." The constant goading to treat the matter as one of a serious security breach is what pushed Weiner over the edge. After reporters like Bash finally got it, they pressured him to express the outrage that would have doomed him had it been his initial reaction. When he couldn't summon it up and began talking about pranks and distraction and finally melted down on camera this afternoon, the game was over.

Posted by: Average Joe at June 01, 2011 02:27 AM (liBQN)

213 And then imagine a host of liberal commentators and bloggers demanding that the investigation be blocked.

Okay, fine. But the FBI could not be stopped. But even if nothing ever came of it , I'd be so heartened to see that many R Congressman throwing elbows that it wouldn't matter. My point really was that we could only dream about seeing such things with the current leadership.

Posted by: sartana at June 01, 2011 02:28 AM (/IW23)

214 Would love to see a reporter ask, "Why was a picture of a child's penis sent from your twitter account Congressman?"

And when he befuddledly asks, "Huh?" The reporter (preferably a woman) says, "I was judging by the size and just assumed it was a child's."

If he gets upset, then you ask, "If the penis in the picture isn't yours why are you so emotionally invested in it?"

Posted by: Have Blue at June 01, 2011 02:28 AM (mV+es)

215 Yeah, the more I think about this, I wanna join Team No Way Out.

Going dark, followed by measured outrage, would have given him more margin for error, perhaps more time wait for the story to disappear, but would have exacerbated the problem of investigation. He couldn't be FURIOUSLY MURDEROUSLY ANGRY for all to see, then suddenly decide he was okay with real criminals walking away scot free. Sure, he coulda hoped the story died stillborn, but does anyone believe Breitbart (or Ace) was gonna let that happen? Might have been impossible to put the dick pic genie back in the bottle, so to speak.

The poetic brilliance of this story hangs on the fact that it's so fucking easily proven or disproven. One well placed sysadmin snaps his fingers after Weiner's manic denials and the intrigue's over. An investigation would require minimal effort, and better yet, it's probably been done already. I giggle just thinking of NSA types standing around the water cooler joking about this, or Twitter employees twiddling their thumbs waiting for an FBI request to send over an official memo.

Meanwhile, Weiner keeps hidin' and stammerin' and indignantly beggin' for mercy, like he expects a mulligan 'cause, I dunno, he deserves one? Only schmucks would bring him down while he's crusading against Clarence Thomas's wife and Teabaggin' debt limit hostage takers! And don't you know he's gonna be mayor of NYC someday?!

But best of all, it seems like the initial MSM reaction has become an integral, self-fulfilling part of the story now. Poor bastards almost have to follow things through to a definitive conclusion. Anything less would be leave a bad taste in everyone's mouth, especially theirs. I mean, they're willing to let some politicos lie through shit eatin' grins, but here and now? Like this? Nah.

Posted by: Walter Freeman at June 01, 2011 02:29 AM (UsjBj)

216 Teh weiner needs to be brought down for stupid ass shit like this if nothing else.
Lets remember that the debt limit vote is to continue to pay the BUSH debt. #TaxCutsForBillionaires

WTF? Yeah, the last 4 years have been all about Bush's debt. That asshole is so used to lying that he knows how to do nothing else.

Posted by: Steph at June 01, 2011 02:29 AM (AkdC5)

217 If I were Scooter Libby, I'd get the hell out of Dodge. He's proven waaay too convenient in the past.

Posted by: sartana at June 01, 2011 02:23 AM (/IW23)
Damn right! Patrick Fitzgerald is still on the loose trying to distract everyone from Barky's involvement in the auction of the Illinois senate seat ... But Fitzgerald, the dipshit, claimed that Barky had no involvement ,which was, yet, another totally unbelievable tale (Obama had no idea what was going on, even though he refused to pony up for his girl, Valerie, to get the seat - LOL) that people have publicly accepted for some unknown reason. Well, that reason isn't unknown. They ignore Barky's obvious complicity in the Blago case because they're scared to admit anything that might force them to admit that Barky needs to be impeached - as we have seen with many of Barky's criminal and un-Constitutional and anti-American acts.

Posted by: progressoverpeace at June 01, 2011 02:29 AM (G/MYk)

218
This is a good topic. Not being a Twitterererer myself, I ask: how soon would Weiner have known his tweet had gone wide instead of just DM? Would he have seen the retweet?

I'm imagining his sinking feeling at the moment he realized that pic had gone out to the wide world. Going to bed hoping it would be all over in the morning. Or maybe staying up all night lurking for signs that he was busted.

Posted by: arhooley at June 01, 2011 02:31 AM (+/eKV)

219 I wish I had the chops and software to autotune Weiner's CNN interview into a trance mix.

Posted by: George Orwell at June 01, 2011 02:33 AM (AZGON)

220 going dark allows him to "go to bed" and turn his twittering over to a "staffer". or the toaster since its so loyal.

Posted by: Guy Fawkes at June 01, 2011 02:33 AM (ldUCK)

221 After reporters like Bash finally got it, they pressured him to express
the outrage that would have doomed him had it been his initial reaction.- Average Joe

Let's not forget- Weiner now has CNN all over his ass. Dana Bash was having none of it- if you watch the interview with Blitzer right after she traded blows with Weiner, you could see her chest heaving from outrage. Weiner taunted the tall reporter next to Bash, calling him a "jackass". It turns out this is CNN's chief for station chief covering Congress? I don't recall a Congressman speaking to the press this way. I don't see this ending soon.

Posted by: sartana at June 01, 2011 02:34 AM (/IW23)

222 And Endeavor's landed.

Posted by: Anachronda at June 01, 2011 02:35 AM (6fER6)

223 Okay, fine. But the FBI could not be stopped.

Posted by: sartana at June 01, 2011 02:28 AM (/IW23)
Sure they can. And even if the FBI persisted, the case can be killed before it gets to court ... and it can even be killed as Justice is winning the case. Yet another impeachable act (by both Barky and his pet, Holder) that just dissolved into the aether. If an IG ever bothered trying to investigate, he'd be fired, too.That's why we love this fundamental transformation of Amerikkka.

Posted by: The New Black Panthers at June 01, 2011 02:36 AM (G/MYk)

224 If you send boner pics, and get caught out, but want to claim *hackerz* did it....the key thing is to KEEP SENDING BONER PICS. Spam your whole damn follower list with the pics and muddy the waters. Then you can claim you were hacked and the attention is diffused and you can play it off as just life on the internet.

Sending a boner pic to a 21 year old groupie is skeevy, but if you send it out to everybody, the hacker case is stronger and you can get some breathing room to create plausible deniability.

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Posted by: chaeli at June 01, 2011 02:37 AM (27fB5)

226
"It's also hilarious to observe the extent to which Brietbart and O'Keefe inhabit their heads. Not a sparrow falls without the malign hand of Brietbart willing it."

What are we here -chopped wieners?

Posted by: Koch Brothers at June 01, 2011 02:37 AM (J7a3C)

227 Are we on the same page here for what I'm assuming you're saying happens?

Posted by: buzzion at June 01, 2011 02:25 AM

According to Twitter itself, that's what happens. In Weiner's case, it would be

d-Gennette, you wanna see how jazzed I am about your interest in debt ceilings? Okay, just a . . . [140 characters] #http:yfrog.dicpic

Gennette gets the first 140 characters DM'd, and then the whole Twitter world gets the dicpic.

Posted by: arhooley at June 01, 2011 02:37 AM (+/eKV)

228 I must say, that CNN chief of staff was cool as a cucumber for not reacting to being called a jackass. Very professional.

Posted by: Serious Cat at June 01, 2011 02:38 AM (bAySe)

229 Oh, BTW, Panerai Replica crap sucks.

Posted by: Koch Brothers at June 01, 2011 02:39 AM (J7a3C)

230
even if the FBI persisted, the case can be killed before it gets to
court ... and it can even be killed as Justice is winning the case. Yet
another impeachable act (by both Barky and his pet, Holder) that just
dissolved into the aether. If an IG ever bothered trying to
investigate, he'd be fired, too.

I think as far as Obama goes, Weiner's under the bus. No point in getting sullied with that.

There are plenty of skeevy liberal New Yorkers to replace the dessicated turtle.

Posted by: arhooley at June 01, 2011 02:40 AM (+/eKV)

231 I think we have all learned valuable lessons if we ever get caught tweeting our privates to the public. Good thread and good night everyone.

Posted by: Guy Fawkes, Go Dark Team at June 01, 2011 02:40 AM (ldUCK)

232 Just had an idea... Maybe why he cleared out his entire yfrog collection is that their was more than just the one dic pic in there that he had to nuke.

Posted by: Serious Cat at June 01, 2011 02:40 AM (bAySe)

233 Posted by: The New Black Panthers at June 01, 2011 02:36 AM (G/MYk)

Then we send in Luca Brasi. No one can stop Luca Brasi.

Posted by: sartana at June 01, 2011 02:41 AM (/IW23)

234
I must say, that CNN chief of staff was cool as a cucumber for not reacting to being called a jackass. Very professional.

Posted by: Serious Cat at June 01, 2011 02:38 AM

I imagine in the course of his investigative journalism career, he's been called worse.

Posted by: arhooley at June 01, 2011 02:41 AM (+/eKV)

235 *I meant station chief, not chief of staff*

Good night.

Posted by: Serious Cat at June 01, 2011 02:42 AM (bAySe)

236 232
I think we have all learned valuable lessons if we ever get caught
tweeting our privates to the public. Good thread and good night
everyone.


Posted by: Guy Fawkes, Go Dark Team at June 01, 2011 02:40 AM (ldUCK)

You mean, "Don't Be a Weiner!" (Generic "The more you know" PSA Ending)

Posted by: JarvisW at June 01, 2011 02:42 AM (8yPsP)

237 While we're all up and excited over a Democrat Ass-Clown and Shill for Chuckie Shumer, keep in mind that the little schmuck isn't sleeping either.

He's either practicing tomorrow's interviews (under the leather encased and whip equipped Huma's tutelage: ssssssst crack!) OR he's lying sleepless on the couch wishing he'd never taken that pic OR he's up practicing his putz. Ba-dump-bump.

Posted by: Nameless at June 01, 2011 02:43 AM (9YuJS)

238 228
Are we on the same page here for what I'm assuming you're saying happens?Posted by: buzzion at June 01, 2011 02:25 AMAccording to Twitter itself, that's what happens. In Weiner's case, it would be d-Gennette, you wanna see how jazzed I am about your interest in debt ceilings? Okay, just a . . . [140 characters] #http:yfrog.dicpicGennette gets the first 140 characters DM'd, and then the whole Twitter world gets the dicpic.
Posted by: arhooley at June 01, 2011 02:37 AM (+/eKV)
Yeah, but that's not what I was asking. I'm asking about two different possibilities. If we take that message:
d-Gennette, you wanna see how jazzed I am about your interest in debt ceilings? Okay, just a . . . [140 characters] #http:yfrog.dicpicIt will be split into two messages. My question is are the messages This:
"d-Gennette, you wanna see how jazzed I am about your interest in debt ceilings? Okay, just a . . . [140 characters] "
"#http:yfrog.dicpic"Or are they This:
d-Gennette, you wanna see how jazzed I am about your interest in debt ceilings? Okay, just a . . . [140 characters]
@Gennette#http:yfrog.dicpic
See what I mean. Now if it is this second option thenthat's definitely twitters fault But if the break in tweeting would be the first one, and yet the start of the origina dicpic tweet still had @Gennette for the beginning. Well then that's just a boner all of his own making.

Posted by: buzzion at June 01, 2011 02:43 AM (oVQFe)

239 Just had an idea... Maybe why he cleared out his entire yfrog collection
is that their was more than just the one dic pic in there that he had
to nuke.- SeriousCat

Yes, they were obviously "sexting". There is somewhere a record of multiple tweets between the two, of which Weiner in the gray briefs was only one. So it's safe to assume that Weiner sent that photo after either being asked to by Cordova, or in response to a lewd photo or message she had sent him. It sure doesn't hurt to speculate.

Posted by: sartana at June 01, 2011 02:45 AM (/IW23)

240 233
Just had an idea... Maybe why he cleared out his entire yfrog collection
is that their was more than just the one dic pic in there that he had
to nuke.

Posted by: Serious Cat at June 01, 2011 02:40 AM (bAySe)
---
Yeah, I don't understand that move either. And also, isn't Yfrog a separate utility like service that works in tandem with twitter? Is it usually used in a hack? Wouldn't the hacker have to hack both? Again, the 4 second Yfrog then Twitter hack.

Posted by: Topsecretk9 at June 01, 2011 02:45 AM (PK7oq)

241
POP,

Weiner should have gone with the Turret's defense,


I see what you did there.

Boom goes the tank!


Posted by: s'moron at June 01, 2011 02:45 AM (0L0eT)

242 Serious Cat at June 01, 2011 02:40 AM (bAySe)

"Just had an idea... Maybe why he cleared out his entire yfrog collection
is that their was more than just the one dic pic in there that he had
to nuke."

I think we have a winner. Tell the audience what they've won, Gary.


(that could be why the Comely Coed flushed her files too.

Posted by: Nameless at June 01, 2011 02:46 AM (9YuJS)

243 Hey, can you believe that Schwartzenegger cheated on Maria with the help? Got her pregnant and eveything. Who would've believed it possible? I mean cheating in a Kennedy marriage?

Posted by: Anthony Weiner at June 01, 2011 02:46 AM (O/onO)

244 *I meant station chief, not chief of staff*



Good night.

Posted by: Serious Cat at June 01, 2011 02:42 AM


You also meant "there was more than just the one." Good night.

Posted by: arhooley at June 01, 2011 02:48 AM (+/eKV)

245 I'm imagining his sinking feeling at the moment he realized that pic had gone out to the wide world.

I've been reliving that moment for four days. Then my mind's camera zooms in on Tony's face. Basking in the purity of my joy, I snap a crotch picture to share with my latest teenaged Twitter follower. Through a DM.

Weiner now has CNN all over his ass.

And to my great surprise, Fox. I was certain that O'Reilly would blow it off, but his segment was devastating. He naively seems to think Weiner was hacked, and consequently is promising not to rest until the FBI steps in. Hannity knows he's guilty, and is going to pursue this for entertainment value.

Posted by: Average Joe at June 01, 2011 02:49 AM (liBQN)

246 Breitbart tweets:

Where #Weinergate is headed in #P2 ville: Democratic Underground Reports: Does Breitbart Have Syphilis? http://t.co/p6GAmHU

Posted by: Topsecretk9 at June 01, 2011 02:50 AM (PK7oq)

247 I mean cheating in a Kennedy marriage?
Almost as bad as cheating on your wife when she has cancer, or something.

Two Americas, friend.

Posted by: John Edwards at June 01, 2011 02:50 AM (AZGON)

248 Why is it these lying scumbag cheaters have to get 'back to work for the country' when they get caught? They sure weren't busy with the country's work or they wouldn't have had time to be ******* around in the first place.

Note that Republicans don't try to wrap themselves in this mantle of SuperCongressman when they get caught.

Posted by: Nameless at June 01, 2011 02:51 AM (9YuJS)

249 'Reilly would blow it off, but his segment was devastating. He naively
seems to think Weiner was hacked, and consequently is promising not to
rest until the FBI steps in.

Ron Burgundy to the rescue

Posted by: Topsecretk9 at June 01, 2011 02:53 AM (PK7oq)

250 Hey Ace,

I worked hard for that money!

But the two paragraphs I penned probably doesn't justify it.

You're working up to about to what 50 cents a word? You can have the 100K (but I keep Abby!)

Posted by: Milo at June 01, 2011 02:53 AM (Zv/J9)

251 I wish I had twitter when I was a young man, and alive. I could have tweeted my "Kennedy legacy" to Mary Jo instead of taking her on a drive just to show it off.

Oh well, it worked out for me in the end.

Posted by: Zombie Ted Kennedy at June 01, 2011 02:54 AM (AZGON)

252 In Which I Attempt To Explain Human Behavior To the Reality-Based Community

The only connection to reality that folks who claim to be a member of the "reality-based community" have is the fact that unfortunately for the rest of us, they're alive.

Posted by: Blacque Jacques Shellacque at June 01, 2011 02:56 AM (TG5lG)

253 I'm imagining his sinking feeling at the moment he realized that pic had gone out to the wide world.

That's a Frisson. Sort of like a piss chill but with a sinking feeling in your stomach at the same time.

Posted by: Nameless at June 01, 2011 02:57 AM (9YuJS)

254

Wiener should get together with Dov Charney. I think they'd understand each other quite well.


Posted by: s'moron at June 01, 2011 02:58 AM (0L0eT)

255
See what I mean. Now if it is this second option
thenthat's definitely twitters fault But if the break in tweeting
would be the first one, and yet the start of the origina dicpic tweet
still had @Gennette for the beginning. Well then that's just a boner
all of his own making.



Posted by: buzzion at June 01, 2011 02:43 AM

Ohhh, got it. Well, let's see . . . according to the experts, "the first part of the message will go to the recipient as a direct
message, the second part will be treated as an @recipient and posted to
the general twitter feed."

Twitter and Blackberry might have done him in.

Posted by: arhooley at June 01, 2011 02:59 AM (+/eKV)

256 Am I the only one who would be sort of disappointed if Ace cut back on the Weiner posts altogether? He's always best when he's monomaniacal.

Posted by: Jeff B. at June 01, 2011 02:59 AM (hIWe1)

257 oh no Jeff B., I'm with you

Posted by: Topsecretk9 at June 01, 2011 03:00 AM (PK7oq)

258 250 'Reilly would blow it off, but his segment was devastating. He naively seems to think Weiner was hacked, and consequently is promising not to rest until the FBI steps in.Ron Burgundy to the rescue
Posted by: Topsecretk9 at June 01, 2011 02:53 AM (PK7oq)
IT"S AN OUTRAGE!!! And I'm going to make sure that the Fed's get to the bottom of this travesty! A Congressman's account hacked! If his account isn't safe, then whose is? 'Cause I'm still looking out for you, the folks. And go fuck yourself America.

Posted by: Anthony Weiner at June 01, 2011 03:01 AM (O/onO)

259 Where #Weinergate is headed in #P2 ville: Democratic Underground Reports: Does Breitbart Have Syphilis? http://t.co/p6GAmHU

Posted by: Topsecretk9 at June 01, 2011 02:50 AM

Man, it seems like Twitter is partytown. I'm toying with the idea of signing up myself.

Posted by: arhooley at June 01, 2011 03:02 AM (+/eKV)

260 Ooops, wrong sock.

Posted by: Darth Randall at June 01, 2011 03:02 AM (O/onO)

261 Keep it up. This is an object lesson in playing Alinsky to our advantage. Make this creep a laughingstock and we've extinguished the fire of a rising star in the libtard sky. Also, through Abedin this humiliates the Clintons indirectly.

That's called a "palate cleanser."

Posted by: George Orwell at June 01, 2011 03:02 AM (AZGON)

262
Am I the only one who would be sort of disappointed
if Ace cut back on the Weiner posts altogether? He's always best when
he's monomaniacal.

Posted by: Jeff B. at June 01, 2011 02:59 AM

It's amazing, I've barely given a thought to foreign policy, the debt ceiling, or the GOP 2012 field for the past four days. I almost don't want to go back to it. I could spend the rest of my life at Weinergate.

At the moment, I have more hatred focused on Weiner than I do on Obama. Freaky.

Posted by: arhooley at June 01, 2011 03:05 AM (+/eKV)

263 I was certain that O'Reilly would blow it off, but his segment was devastating.- Average Joe

O'Reilly, surprisingly, has the best take so far. He's demanding an FBI investigation while making the case that it needs to happen and promising to stay on this. Just the exact amount of outrage needed on this. If the FBI refuses to investigate a cyber-crime against a sitting member of Congress and the public perceive this to be a result of Weiner's standing as a prominent liberal Democrat, then this could be a windfall for the Right. In light of the New Black Panther Case as someone mentioned above, and the Shirley Sherrod imbroglio- this would speak to the gross politicization of occurring under the Obama White House. This is the kind of thing that brings down governments, or at least ties their hands.

Why would anyone be talking of backing off this story? It's only beginning.

Posted by: sartana at June 01, 2011 03:05 AM (/IW23)

264 When I think about it, they'd probably believe it was you Ace. All of 'em.

Posted by: Milo at June 01, 2011 03:11 AM (Zv/J9)

265 If Weiner refuses to ask for an investigation, or the FBI declines to pursue one, can any House committees subpoena the information for national security reasons? 'cause watching that clusterfuck unfurl would be worth the price of admission, popcorn and drinks.

Posted by: Walter Freeman at June 01, 2011 03:13 AM (UsjBj)

266 I am going to search for this Weiner for the rest of my LIFE!!

Posted by: Ms. Ballbreaker at June 01, 2011 03:13 AM (8yPsP)

267 Perhaps one reason this issue appeals to certain minds is its conflation of politically correct hypocrisy, the privilege of a ruling class, and moral decrepitude. While we can be widely divided on policy, there is something distinctly cultural about Weiner's vile behavior, both in his political style and in his personal profligacy. It distills what we all realize, that our problems are so profound that they are no longer political, they are cultural. And some sort of odiferous culture is clearly growing on Weiner's various parts.

It recalls that post about a week ago regarding DSK, Steyn and his column identifying the ascendancy of a literal aristocracy.

Posted by: George Orwell at June 01, 2011 03:15 AM (AZGON)

268 HAHAHAHA, Gutfeld recommended Weiner to quit politics and team up with client #9 on CNN- Spitzer and Weiner.

Posted by: Darth Randall at June 01, 2011 03:15 AM (O/onO)

269 Let's not forget- Weiner now has CNN all over his ass. Dana Bash was
having none of it- if you watch the interview with Blitzer right after
she traded blows with Weiner, you could see her chest heaving from
outrage. Weiner taunted the tall reporter next to Bash, calling him a
"jackass". It turns out this is CNN's chief for station chief covering
Congress? I don't recall a Congressman speaking to the press this way. I
don't see this ending soon.

Uh, Red Dog One, you've got a feminist on your tail. Over.

I can't see the bogey, Blue Cat Two. Give me coordinates! Over.

Two o'clock, Red Dog One, and closing. Over.

I can't see him! Or... her! I can't see her! Whatever. Update coordinates! Over.

Uh... three o'clock now and closing. You need to ditch, Red Dog One! Over!

I... what the hell is happening? It's... it's all turning gray... gray! And lumpy!

Posted by: I Used to Sell Wigs at June 01, 2011 03:17 AM (D9pKF)

270 Weiner / Spitzer without an 'and' would be better.

Posted by: Walter Freeman at June 01, 2011 03:17 AM (UsjBj)

271
I was certain that O'Reilly would blow it off, but
his segment was devastating. He naively seems to think Weiner was
hacked, and consequently is promising not to rest until the FBI steps
in.

This story is becoming a gift wrapped in a present within a treat. I can't wait for the left to scream "Hey -- that's my line! No, wait -- I'm not saying it. Keep quiet, everyone! I'm thinking."

Posted by: arhooley at June 01, 2011 03:17 AM (+/eKV)

272 Stay on target!

Stay on target!!

Missiles away!! straight into the pudding cup!!

Posted by: JarvisW at June 01, 2011 03:19 AM (8yPsP)

273 I've now seen the picture, but right before I went blind I remember thinking it had to be shot with a blackberry. It's not like he needed a long lens.

Posted by: Milo at June 01, 2011 03:21 AM (Zv/J9)

274 Seriously, whos the chick in the Twitter profile pic?

Yikes!

Posted by: JarvisW at June 01, 2011 03:22 AM (8yPsP)

275 You got sausage in my pudding!

You got pudding in my sausage!

Two great tastes that taste great together: Weiner's Tweeter Nutter Cup.

Posted by: George Orwell at June 01, 2011 03:22 AM (AZGON)

276 Walter...Politico obtained an email by Twitter sent to Congress critters and their aides inquiring about Twitter safety/security.

Anyway, I wonder how many of those inquiries were really probing Twitter for angles for their bosses to call for bigger inquiries and also I thought it was interesting that Twitter spox emailed pretty generic info on hack (that is available on their page) and those situations where person is hacked is usually the result of sharing a password. IE operator error and don't happen in four second Friday night hacks

Posted by: Topsecretk9 at June 01, 2011 03:22 AM (PK7oq)

277 276 I think i have my next shopping list for Wally World

Posted by: JarvisW at June 01, 2011 03:23 AM (8yPsP)

278 Weiner made what is known in IT as an I D 10 T error.

Posted by: George Orwell at June 01, 2011 03:24 AM (AZGON)

279 Yes, George, his "Hacker/Prankster" was between his keyboard and the back of the chair!

Posted by: JarvisW at June 01, 2011 03:25 AM (8yPsP)

280 Don't we own the house? Can't Bohner (or is it boner) call for an investigation of weenergate?

Posted by: CharlieDontSurf at June 01, 2011 03:26 AM (DSPvf)

281 You know what could have saved Weiner? If he ran across a dialog box in twitter that read "Press any key."

He'd still be there looking for it.

Posted by: George Orwell at June 01, 2011 03:27 AM (AZGON)

282 "I pressed Tab, but I'm still thirsty!"

Posted by: JarvisW at June 01, 2011 03:28 AM (8yPsP)

283 I won't keep doing this, but another hilarious Breitbart tweet

"Better excuse for @Rep Weiner: 'Prank' was to send to one of his other followers (go figure!) hot ball of manhood, @DavidFrum!"

Posted by: Topsecretk9 at June 01, 2011 03:28 AM (PK7oq)

284 Assuming this all unravels sooner than later, how are the Kossites gonna look themselves in the mirror, day after? At least the birthers were able to enjoy their conspiracies for quite awhile, and some for years still to come. But this #BreitbartFail meme will have had a half life of, what, a week maybe two? I hope Markos keeps a lid on the cyanide and Kool-Aid over there. Sheesh.

Posted by: Walter Freeman at June 01, 2011 03:29 AM (UsjBj)

285 Posted by: Walter Freeman at June 01, 2011 03:13 AM

The question some could be asking is:

If Weiner's such a dunce as to get caught in a lurch this time- how many other women has he sent pictures of his junk to? Have they saved them? Is it possible that at some point he could be blackmailed over them?

Consider Schwarzzeneger. He's fathered three children now, out of wedlock. He just pardoned the son of a powerful CA Democrat for his conviction of manslaughter. People immediately speculated as to whether he could have been blackmailed into that pardon.

Now we have Dominique Strauss Kahn- president of IMF and some have said possibly one day the President of France- now confined to quarters in Manhatten and charged with assault on a hotel maid. How many people like Bill Maher have said for years that the French and Europeans in general are so much more morally and culturally advanced than the US, with our obsessions over private morality.

How did we ever come to accept that private actions and associations of elected representatives should be off-limits?


Posted by: sartana at June 01, 2011 03:30 AM (/IW23)

286 I can't wait for the left to scream "Hey -- that's my line!

Up until his afternoon tantrum, many of them were still fantasizing about SWAT teams descending on Breitbart's home. I did notice some disillusionment yesterday, though, when all the headlines were about him lawyering up. One commenter at a leftist blog tried to blow off an official investigation as futile because "it would just lead to an empty Internet cafe."

Posted by: Average Joe at June 01, 2011 03:31 AM (liBQN)

287 270
Let's not forget- Weiner now has CNN all over his ass. Dana Bash was
having none of it- if you watch the interview with Blitzer right after
she traded blows with Weiner, you could see her chest heaving from
outrage. Weiner taunted the tall reporter next to Bash, calling him a
"jackass". It turns out this is CNN's chief for station chief covering
Congress? I don't recall a Congressman speaking to the press this way. I
don't see this ending soon.

Oh, this is gonna be GOOD!

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288 Who cares what the Kos Kids think? Let 'em join in a circular firing squad for all I care.

It's fun watching liberals eat their young.

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how are the Kossites gonna look themselves in the mirror, day after?

One could wander over and find out how they did after the Edwards collapse. I saw them after Charles Blow scolded liberals for the blood libel against Sarah Palin. Suddenly they never heard of "Mission accomplished, Sarah."

Posted by: arhooley at June 01, 2011 03:35 AM (+/eKV)

291 I picture Charlie Rangel wearing eyeliner, tearing up under a blanket as he cries onto a webcam "Leave Tony Weiner alone!"

Posted by: George Orwell at June 01, 2011 03:36 AM (AZGON)

292 I propose that a brave conservative congressman send a similar dic pic to a willing recipient as a sting op.

let the wife know what's up first, though.....

Posted by: kanyewest at June 01, 2011 03:36 AM (wZSGd)

293 HAHAHAHA, Gutfeld recommended Weiner to quit politics and team up with client #9 on CNN- Spitzer and Weiner.
What the fuck? I'm still awake at this hour and am not watching Red Eye?
Thanks for reminding me, jerkface who didn't miss most of the show.

Posted by: Hollowpoint at June 01, 2011 03:37 AM (WRW1S)

294 So how'd that work out for you Weiner?

K street looking better than ever?

Posted by: Milo at June 01, 2011 03:37 AM (Zv/J9)

295

Posted by: George Orwell at June 01, 2011 03:15 AM (AZGON)
Great post, George. There must be a rumbling against the moral decline of our "betters." You'd think it would lead to the election of more Republicans.

Posted by: arhooley at June 01, 2011 03:39 AM (+/eKV)

296 By the way, how many versions of the truth did we get about capping OBL? 20? 30?

What beta version of the truth is Weiner peddling now?

Version 8.2b: it was a originally a planking photo, and one of Breitbart's haxx0rz thought he ordered a "pranking" of Weiner's account.

Posted by: George Orwell at June 01, 2011 03:47 AM (AZGON)

297 Obsessed are we?

Posted by: Sukie Tawdry at June 01, 2011 03:49 AM (MPtFW)

298 While we can be widely divided on policy, there is something distinctly
cultural about Weiner's vile behavior, both in his political style and
in his personal profligacy.-Posted by: George Orwell

Who wouldn't be disgusted by Weiner's performance today? The assembled press even seemed stunned by it- and I really can't remember seeing such brazen arrogance by a public figure. I immediately thought of DSK, also. That treatise by Angelo Codevilla on the Ruling Class is looking more precient as we see our leaders acting more and more like the amoral bureaucratic despots of the EU. Seen in context, this story really is much bigger than Anthony's Wiener. Were that Ruling Class essay to be adopted by a very shrewd and unorthodox political outsider, and crafted into a wider message - I imagine she could ride to a massive electoral victory.

On another note- is it possible that some in the MFM have been kicked around enough over the past two years and are ready to give a little push back? It could be that Weiner finds himself the unfortunate target of press corps angst over their treatment by the Obama White House.

Posted by: sartana at June 01, 2011 03:50 AM (/IW23)

299 Deflection, your motive for?

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Posted by: rose at June 01, 2011 04:07 AM (09Jvg)

301 Try to keep in mind that the people in the middle of this are kids. I am not saying Ace or AB are using @patriot76 or that @GennetteC is a shield for @RepWeiner. Both are basically kids though and that needs to be taken into account. I'm all for going after Weiner\Huma\Hillary but try to make sure the backlash doesn't hurt some kids. Hillary is a tough old bag and @GennetteC is probably going under the bus soon. I'm sad for that even if @GennetteC can't see it.

Posted by: @bestie71 at June 01, 2011 04:07 AM (YB4mK)

302 It could be that Weiner finds himself the unfortunate target of press corps angst over their treatment by the Obama White House.


Posted by: sartana at June 01, 2011 03:50 AM

I've been wondering about the implications of all this for Obama myself. I saw in that interview a taste of blood and a refusal to go back. I've long said that Obama's gig is up when some reporter who owes him nothing walks up to him on his hind legs and starts asking the kind of questions that make a reporter's career.

Posted by: arhooley at June 01, 2011 04:17 AM (+/eKV)

303 You have a point, you just take about half-a-screen too long to get there. I know you'll appreciate me saying so.

Posted by: docweasel at June 01, 2011 04:20 AM (G92eR)

304 Who wouldn't be disgusted by Weiner's performance today? The assembled press even seemed stunned by it- and I really can't remember seeing such brazen arrogance by a public figure.

Exactly my thoughts. The "How dare you talk back to me, I am your ruler" defense. He sends pictures of his privates to a co-ed, acts like a 6 year old bully when caught and yet he has the ego to call the reporter a jackass. How dare that reporter not cooperate!

Posted by: er at June 01, 2011 04:21 AM (+aMaK)

305 ....Oh, forgot to mention that Weiner has no idea what a vile little toad he has revealed himself to be to his own party supporters. Much worse than his usual political talking points. I wonder if he'll get booted by a disgusted bipartisan district populace like Grayson.

Posted by: er at June 01, 2011 04:26 AM (+aMaK)

306 ===========
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Posted by: That's "weener," with an eye at June 01, 2011 04:35 AM (rrkE9)

307 ...Oh and another thing: Ace you are wasting your breath. The Left are the ones that shoot people because they don't cooperate with central planned social engineering. They know nothing of human nature. That is why they lie so much; they really believe that all humans (other than themselves of course) are programmable pawns/revenue resources. Collectivists are mentally ill.

Posted by: er at June 01, 2011 04:38 AM (+aMaK)

308 224
If you send boner pics, and get caught out, but want to claim *hackerz*
did it....the key thing is to KEEP SENDING BONER PICS. Spam your whole
damn follower list with the pics and muddy the waters. Then you can
claim you were hacked and the attention is diffused and you can play it
off as just life on the internet.





Sending a boner pic to a 21 year old groupie is skeevy, but if you send
it out to everybody, the hacker case is stronger and you can get some
breathing room to create plausible deniability.

Posted by: Stirner at June 01, 2011 02:37 AM (nTjSs)
This is brilliant. Going all in would have been probably the only way he could have emerged unscathed. Sort of like Dave Attell's joke about what to do when caught masturbating:What do you do when you get caught masturbating? Well, heres a little
tip. First, look surprised. And dont worry, you will be surprised. And
then say this: Quick get some help! My hand and my penis are fighting!

Posted by: wooga at June 01, 2011 04:47 AM (IhzyJ)

309 young and stupid this would be "sexting"
old and stupid this would be "pervert"
Weiner is not young

Posted by: Case at June 01, 2011 04:52 AM (0K+Kw)

310

@GennetteC is not a "kid."

I'm terribly sick of this infantilizing of people well into their 20s.

She's a dumb girl? Fine. But she's no naive "kid" Especially with cans like that.

She's 21 and lives her own life in a large metropolis for Cripessakes!


Posted by: s'moron at June 01, 2011 05:04 AM (0L0eT)

311 Ace, why oh why won't you heed the wise Charlie-Gibsonish words of the mighty vanderleun, who's been trying to get you to shut up about this story pretty much since it broke:

35 Just askin? Okay, I'll answer from another thread on the endlessly same subject here on the sit:

This story's not pinin'! It's passed on! This weiner story is no more! This weiner wagging twitter tale has ceased to be! It's expired and gone to meet 'is maker! The story's a stiff! Bereft of life, it wilts in peace! If Ace hadn't nailed it to his blog it'd be pushing up the daisies! This weiner's metabolic processes are now 'istory! It's off the twig! It's kicked the bucket, It's shuffled off 'is mortal coil, run down the curtain and joined the bleedin' choir invisibile!! The weiner story's fuckin' snuffed it!..... THIS IS AN EX-weiner story!!

Posted by: vanderleun at May 31, 2011 05:52 PM (cswem)

Posted by: Charlie Gibson at June 01, 2011 05:27 AM (z+LGE)

312 I'm looking forward to Act II, whereupon Huma chases Weiner down the driveway in his SUV and her wielding a golf club and beating the shit out of it and him.

Then she sues for divorce, taking everything including his baseball card collection.

Hey it could (and did) happen not so long ago. Drain him like a juice box on a hot day Huma.

Posted by: GnuBreed at June 01, 2011 05:27 AM (ENKCw)

313 Oh and I wanted to say what absolutely great work you have done on this Ace.

You da man!

Posted by: GnuBreed at June 01, 2011 05:29 AM (ENKCw)

314 Weiner has no idea what a vile little toad he has revealed himself to be to his own party supporters. - er

Yes, this is it. It is Weiner himself that has taken this story to another level. If he had just laid low and stayed out of sight, this might have blown over. If he had waited long enough before taking questions, other events would have overtaken this, and even an outright admission to sending the lewd tweet would have made little splash. But his appearance today changed all that. His lust for the spotlight and his loud mouth lead him to the trap. His disgusting show of contempt for the process sheds light on what is really at the heart of this and other recent related scandals.

This is no longer a story about lewd tweets of Anthony's Weiner and whatever relationship he had with a star-crossed busty co-ed, or any hackery or false claims of such. This is about the sneering contempt shown by an elected representative of the people to what is supposed to be the mouthpiece of the people- the Fourth Estate, an integral part of a free society. Reporters who were simply and politely attempting to do their job were jeered at and spat upon by a sneering, contemptuous Captain Queeg. A total Marie Antoinette moment.

What's was so shocking about the whole episode was not only that Weiner felt emboldened enough to speak in such a way to reporters, but that it was obvious by looking at him, that he was utterly confident that there would be absolutely no consequence to his actions- either officially in the form of a reprimand by higherups in his party or even by The Speaker for such unbecoming conduct, or privately by fellow Congressman or his constituents. Weiner today, was the very picture of the unaccountable, despotic bureaucrat with an inbred sense of entitlement and the lack of any type of personal morals or ethics as a means to self control.

He is the very portrait of the Statist, untethered. The fact that he represents Manhatten and that this episode is coming so fast on the heals of the ongoing DSK imbroglio, is an irony that should be noted. Seen in the context of all the other recent incidents of elected officials acting seemingly without regard to the law or common decency- it looks more and more like we are growing a seperate ruling class, apart and above the status of the ordinary citizen and not subject to the same rules and standards as we commoners. And even more troubling, with the policies put into place by the present White House, our country is heading steadily on the path to where the EU is now- and the ruin that is fast approaching Europe should be enough to shock us into waking before we get to where we end up. The EU as a vast, centralized, hyper-national superstate controlled for and staffed by un-elected and unaccountable tyrants like Weiner.

Today, Anthony Weiner showed us the very thing that The Founders rebelled against when they took up arms for to establish this country.

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316 That's a real reaction. If he had said that, I wouldn't have dogged him. Because my thought would have been, "Uh-oh, someone on the right just hacked a Congressman and this is going to be embarrassing. Now we've got a real hellstorm coming our way.
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317 Nice job on the whole job, ace. And here I was afraid we would spend the entire Holiday Weekend doing nothing but Drunken SeaHorse Blogging...

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Posted by: CEO Nwabudike Morgan at June 01, 2011 05:55 AM (1fanL)

319 @GennetteC is not a "kid."I'm terribly sick of this infantilizing of people well into their 20s. She's a dumb girl? Fine. But she's no naive "kid" Especially with cans like that.She's 21 and lives her own life in a large metropolis for Cripessakes!

Posted by: s'moron at June 01, 2011 05:04 AM (0L0eT)
She's a kid when you want to emphasize the point that Weenie is a skeevy old (married!) perv who was sniffing around her Underoos.

Posted by: FUBAR at June 01, 2011 05:57 AM (1fanL)

320 @GennetteC is not a "kid." c.

Act like a kid, get treated like one. Plenty of today's 21-year-olds have more than earned that label.

Posted by: ShreddyK at June 01, 2011 06:07 AM (c3DCZ)

321 New York - Ninth District
This man represents YOU!!! Are you happy with that? Are you happy with a pervert representing YOU? YOUR Congressman is the butt of jokes and ridicule all over this country. And YOU elected him. The people out in fly-over country are going to start thinking YOU are the stupid ones. YOUR tax money is paying for this idiot who is making YOU look like stupid fools. Take the trash out.

Posted by: Case at June 01, 2011 06:11 AM (0K+Kw)

322 I've long said that Obama's gig is up when some reporter who owes him
nothing walks up to him on his hind legs and starts asking the kind of
questions that make a reporter's career.- arhooley

It's past time for the press to get real with the Usurper Soetoro. It's got to be the candidate that we nominate for 2012 that will be the only one who will have the platform from which to undress him. And there is only one public figure who comes to mind that has shown consistently the ability to call him out with the frequency and in the manner that's really works. When people repeat the formula: "I'll vote for anyone we throw against Obama"- it's missing the point. Not just anyone can unseat him. He's proven to be the ultimate Zombie Politician- what would normally end anyone's political career or even bring down their administration- Obama is totally unscathed by. It's got to be someone who can break the spell that's been cast.

In the real world, what I just said would make me sound nutty. But then, in the real world, shady black dudes with ties to domestic terrorists and Middle Eastern mobsters do not get in to the White House. Not on the guest list, or by the service entrance- much less as President! Jesus Christ!

Posted by: sartana at June 01, 2011 06:22 AM (/IW23)

323 Anybody hear anything about some congressguy named Weiner sending out photos of his cock to a busty coed?

Posted by: CoolCzech at June 01, 2011 06:24 AM (kUaEF)

324 so I got this here picture of ma' penis.

Oh yeah, baby, come git you some!

Whoo Hooo!!1!

Posted by: jcjimi - future congressman at June 01, 2011 06:25 AM (PBwG0)

325 Hey Czech,

How many generations in the US? Are you first? Did your parents come over?

My grandmamma came over in 1921 from Croatia. Ellis Island and everything.

Posted by: jcjimi - future congressman at June 01, 2011 06:30 AM (PBwG0)

326 Can we sell the NY 9th district? I mean granted the average IQ must be in the 70s...they did elect this guy Weeener to Congress....but maybe we could get SOME money for the place.

Posted by: Ago Solvo at June 01, 2011 06:48 AM (k8JkR)

327 >> He's not dumb. He's probably a good liar.

A congressman. Are you kidding me?

Posted by: Andy at June 01, 2011 06:49 AM (veZ9n)

328

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his twitter list

Posted by: Vic at June 01, 2011 06:52 AM (M9Ie6)

329 That's dead on Ace, but sadly, I'll bet the MSM did not pick up on it with that clarity of thought. ...if they did, we'd see many more stories debunking the bullshift coming out of politicians' mouths. ...say, a no brainer like Obamacare perhaps? This story had a penis pic; that is all.

Posted by: dogfish at June 01, 2011 06:58 AM (N2yhW)

330 No. He's dumb. He got himself into this mess, remember. We could also go with stupid, idiot, ............etc,

Posted by: Case at June 01, 2011 07:02 AM (0K+Kw)

331 Whoa, even the quisling asswipes at the Today show are covering Weiner's presser that CNN covered.

Posted by: Captain Hate at June 01, 2011 07:05 AM (CAI0v)

332 What I find funny is the left, by going all ape shit crazy and accusing Brietbart, arent going to let it die either.
Weiner is a liar... and a bad one.

Posted by: Jumbo Jogging Shrimp at June 01, 2011 07:26 AM (qjUnn)

333 Act like a kid, get treated like one. Plenty of today's 21-year-olds have more than earned that label.

Posted by: ShreddyK at June 01, 2011 06:07 AM (c3DCZ)
She was messing with a married Congressman. Kid? And I just remembered, when patriotUSA76 was "harassing" her and Weiner about it, she got indignant. Not because he was alleging an affair, or an untoward relationship, but because he characterized her as a kid.Not a child.

Posted by: FUBAR at June 01, 2011 07:36 AM (1fanL)

334 Scott Wong over at Politico is working extra hard to minimize Weiner's predicament by placing it in the context of others on Capitol Hill who have had awkward instances related to Twitter. Apparently, Claire McCaskill raised eyebrows by tweeting about her weight, Grassly "snapped" at some of his followers for critiquing his grammar, and John McCain exchanged tweets with Snooki. And then he mentions Weiner in this context.

Problem is, no one else claimed they had been hacked. It was messages they had sent that some considered ill-advised. Weiner had claimed to be the victim of a crime and now he's backing off that claim- which makes Weiner's story not one of a mindless mishap, but a question of his integrity. So it's pointless to put him in with the other examples Wong gave in his article. Pointless, unless the sole purpose of your piece was to classify Weiner's situation in the "Congressmen Do The Whackiest Things" category and thereby obscure the seriousness of Weiner's predicament and distract from the trainwreck of a presser he gave yesterday:

http://tinyurl.com/3cun5zj

And today's piece by Ben Smith contains a sentence referring to Breitbart as a Conservative blogger whose "credibility has been threatened by the posting of heavily edited videos...", when no mention of Breitbart was even called for.

Politico, you dirty little skanks...

Posted by: sartana at June 01, 2011 07:47 AM (/IW23)

335 Great post by Ace.

Taking it to the next step, since Weiner went immediately into "lie telling" mode, what else does he lie about?

He seems to be a skillful liar. In this, he sent an embarrassing picture of himself, became nonplussed, and lost his normal "cool liar" persona. Instead of lying his way out of this one, he lost his cool.

The casual lying suggests a serious character flaw in the person of Anthony Weiner.

Posted by: Onlooker at June 01, 2011 07:49 AM (9f7qj)

336 I would not say she is a "child" but she is only 21. Not exactly a worldly woman. Young people of that age I can cut some slack. But a 48 year old marriedman, shit, he knows what he's doing. The people who supported him should be outraged. He's making them look like fools.

Posted by: Case at June 01, 2011 07:55 AM (0K+Kw)

337 And today's piece by Ben Smith contains a sentence
referring to Breitbart as a Conservative blogger whose "credibility has
been threatened by the posting of heavily edited videos...", when no
mention of Breitbart was even called for.




Posted by: sartana at June 01, 2011 07:47 AM (/IW23)
Ben Smith is such a dumpy cunt; he's just throwing red meat out to his deranged fans. Was he a member of journolist?

Posted by: Captain Hate at June 01, 2011 08:10 AM (CAI0v)

338 So the a guy and his wife are at a restaurant and everyone sees she has a black eye and a bleeding fat lip. The waiter asks the husband if his wife is OK and he says "#Mugged!" It happens. Fuggedaboutit.

Posted by: Beto at June 01, 2011 08:12 AM (j5CHE)

339 I would not say she is a "child" but she is only
21. Not exactly a worldly woman. Young people of that age I can cut
some slack. But a 48 year old marriedman, shit, he knows what he's
doing. The people who supported him should be outraged. He's making
them look like fools.

Posted by: Case at June 01, 2011 07:55 AM (0K+Kw)
So when does a helpless little woman become responsible for her actions?

Posted by: FUBAR at June 01, 2011 08:22 AM (1fanL)

340
I would not say she is a "child" but she is only 21.


This is the same kind of reasoning that keeps adults on their parents insurance policies almost halfway through their breeding years.

Posted by: dogfish at June 01, 2011 08:29 AM (N2yhW)

341 Good job Ace... You would also think that regardless of whether the pol is a lib or a conservative the media and public should bevery tired of the: I'm too busy doing important gov't work to answer your questions.

Posted by: ADK46er at June 01, 2011 08:42 AM (/xLMV)

342 Life could be ruined because he didn't read the user manual closely enough.
Yes, and just think if he had done the same with sensitive political information.

Posted by: Decaf at June 01, 2011 08:53 AM (XUoX3)

343 If Huma is still working for Hillary, doesn't this affect Hillary, too? Her top aide's husband has been "hacked." What if they had confidential/privileged info on their computer? I know he wasn't hacked, but since he's claiming he was I think Hillary needs to start a security investigation.

Posted by: Adrienne at June 01, 2011 09:02 AM (bCOg9)

344 I'm amazed at so many commentators eager to give Weiner the benefit of the doubt. There must be quite a number of weiner pictures out therein dark corners of the internet.

Posted by: Decaf at June 01, 2011 09:02 AM (XUoX3)

345 Try to keep in mind that the people in the middle of this are kids. I am not saying Ace or AB are using @patriot76 or that @GennetteC is a shield for @RepWeiner.
@GennetteC is not a kid, she is long past the age of consent and perfectly happy to participate in undermining some other woman's marriage. No pass from me.

Posted by: Decaf at June 01, 2011 09:06 AM (XUoX3)

346 Weiner has a chicken neck. that's all I got

Posted by: melvin at June 01, 2011 09:11 AM (3OCZw)

347 If his wife was straight she would be pissed by all this.

Posted by: shiggz at June 01, 2011 09:13 AM (mLAWK)

348 Marry a lesbian, have online flings with random underage girls 3k miles away? I bet dollars to donuts there will be more women come forward if they sense their is money in it.

Posted by: shiggz at June 01, 2011 09:14 AM (mLAWK)

349 Ooh, even the poli cartoonists have caught onto Weinergate now.

I, who dismissed this before, hereby bow to Ace the Great and Terrible. Put up the kill sticker, you earned it.

Posted by: AoSHQ's *second* worst commenter, DarkLord at June 01, 2011 09:16 AM (GBXon)

350 And, of course, DJ, the resident libtard, over at Emperor Misha's place, is defending this weiner.

Posted by: thatcrazyjerseyguy at June 01, 2011 09:20 AM (hheOH)

351 Oh, the Huma-weenie!!
<imagines huge penis-shaped Hindenberg crashing>

Posted by: sherlock at June 01, 2011 09:20 AM (5wKIC)

352 Great work, Ace---don't let up!

Posted by: Supervisor 194 at June 01, 2011 09:23 AM (qpstS)

353 Btw, does ace live in this schmendrick's district?

Posted by: Captain Hate at June 01, 2011 09:24 AM (CAI0v)

354 Wingnutz in Weiner World, Unite!

Get those TENT PICS up on the web!

Hey, just imagine if this whole thing had evolved from a real sting job, done by Breitbart or O'Keefe (is the name right?), and they had a COVERT CO-ED that sucked Weenie into it, . . .

. . . in which case all the evidence would be available.

It worked on Acorn, right? How about how a sting worked on that NPR guy?

Posted by: I'm in a New York state of mind at June 01, 2011 09:25 AM (4sQwu)

355 Losers like cheeze stand behind our corruptleaders in congress.
I thought cheeze understood puters? Guess not.

Posted by: Lemon Kitten at June 01, 2011 09:27 AM (0fzsA)

356 The proof that Weiner is dumb is that he sends pics of his lovely liberal lumps to college coeds on Twitter.

Posted by: SarahW at June 01, 2011 09:41 AM (Z4T49)

357 Hey, I got bumped up into the main post. cool.

Posted by: Clubber Lang at June 01, 2011 10:01 AM (QcFbt)

358 You are hereby banned from the interwebz!!!111!!!11!! Go on, flounce your way out like all the other pathetic souls!
(Please buy my calendar on your way out. Please?)

Posted by: nosnhoJ selrahC at June 01, 2011 10:02 AM (v+QvA)

359 You want to learn the first rule you'd know if you'd ever spent a day in
your life? You never open your mouth til you know what the shot is.

Posted by: Ricky Roma at June 01, 2011 10:05 AM (sXUiz)

360
Weiner has a chicken neck. that's all I got

Posted by: melvin at June 01, 2011 09:11 AM

Yep, looks like a bobble-head.

Posted by: huerfano at June 01, 2011 10:22 AM (BeusG)

361 it's "Classic Ace," by which I mean it's smug, gloating, lecturing,
hectoring, dickish, prickish, arrogant, condescending, superior, and
douchey.

Well, let me cordially invite you to our next cocktail party.

Posted by: Elitist at June 01, 2011 10:28 AM (wOaLi)

362 I actually have an experience like Clubber Lang's only completely different.

I froze. I panicked. I was busted. My genius reaction was to claim that
I couldn't hear her. Temporary deafness. I just pretended I didn't
understand the words coming out of her mouth.

I wasn't the one cheating, or rather, I wasn't the one getting the answers, I was the one giving the answers, and I did it knowingly. "Mr. (my last name) You are cheating!" the teacher said so authoritatively that I actually got pissed off, because for him to think I was dumb enough to fail his dumb test that I need to cheat off of someone much dumber (and my friend would admit easily that he was dumber, good guitarist? YES, Smarter than me? NEVER)

My response was "No Herr Meister, I'm PROOFREADING!"

Posted by: Charles Johnson at June 01, 2011 10:31 AM (YKOnu)

363 Daily Kos called out Rather's memo??? I know LGF did; awesome graphic they have.

Posted by: SFGoth at June 01, 2011 10:41 AM (dZ756)

364 Wow Ace. Does this guy have a bigger one than you or something? Step back and take a look at this, you're obsessing in front of the world over a some milquetoast limp wrist's striving member.

Posted by: Todd Bridges, first to go bad, last to go down at June 01, 2011 10:44 AM (qL20/)

365 Weiner has already started to lose Kos: http://tinyurl.com/3k984w2

Posted by: holygoat at June 01, 2011 10:51 AM (reo+A)

366 This isn't because Weiner is dumb. It's because people don't act well, usually, when they've been caught doing something wrong. They panic. They lie, and what's more, they don't lie well.
Hmmm...I think it's because he's so arrogant. The guy has always been one of the most arrogant liitle pricks around(pun intended.) I think he really believed he could get away with saying whatever he wanted and if questioned could pull his demanding over-talking method of answering which would cow the questioner into submission. When you look at his face and neck and shoulders when he's responding, he's shocked that people are not falling into line on this, after all he's gotten away with this answer style for years. He's now the bully Scott Farkus and the questioners are Ralphie.

Posted by: Deanna at June 01, 2011 10:53 AM (y31F2)

367 ACE, I AM NOT MAD ABOUT ANYTHING HACK3RZ OR OTHERWISE. I JUST WANTED TO PRACTICE RAGE!!!111!! IN CASE IT HAPPENS TO ME.

Oh, also, I think your blog is the bestest friggin thing on the interwebs. I absolutely dig your cogent, acerbic style as well as the daily doses of truth. The truth is our friend and should always be embraced, even when it is painful.

Thanks for the work you do on this here set. You morons, you're pretty salty in your own right.

Posted by: GW McLintock at June 01, 2011 11:00 AM (qwUGR)

368 Tonya Reiman will be doing a body language segment on the pecksniffian Mr. Weiner.

Posted by: Bill O'Really at June 01, 2011 11:16 AM (wOaLi)

369 One more thing on humanity:

When we get caught in something that is completely opposed to the ideal we project to others, it is at once shameful and horrifying to come face to face with that which we never thought we'd be/do.

I've been there. I was a paragon of virtue to my wife and others around me. I held that paragon 'ideal' as armor; I was morally impenetrable to things others around me 'fell' into. Saintly, if you will.

Well, a few trips on the interwebs later I ventured where I thought I wouldn't. Caught? Oh, yes...and scrambled like a mad man. It's too much for the mind of man and in the end, sad kittens.

All is well now, but I hate that time in my life = sorrow and shame, letting my peeps down.

Weiner has a conscience and he's having to face some things he thought he'd never have to face. The response by him has told us what kind of man he is; he's not broken. Too bad, there's more shame to come if that is the case.

Posted by: GW McLintock at June 01, 2011 11:16 AM (qwUGR)

370 Hmm- does this perhaps clear the path for Hilary to run for NY Mayor?

Posted by: Museisluse at June 01, 2011 11:18 AM (a8aqn)

371 Don't know if it has been posted here yet. If Weiner had a son, he could name him Oscar Mayer.

Posted by: BM at June 01, 2011 11:18 AM (qMymA)

372 If you're really hacked and have half an ounce of brains, let alone a security clearance to protect, there will be two things that you'll want to do: Call the FBI and keep it from continuing, both in real time.
And you're going to be pretty angry that you're dealing with some unknown douchbag, in either case....while you're running your antivirus programs, shutting things down, and cleaning up your computer.
This is like having your home broken into. What do you do? You call the cops. And once they're gone, you go around securing your home looking to see what is missing and securing anything that would be insecure.
You don't just go 'oh well, shit happens' with a smile and then go out for pizza. Well, not if you have any sense of self-preservation.

Posted by: LMAO at Weiner at June 01, 2011 11:18 AM (+XMtr)

373 Be a 50 or 60 year old father with a 21 year old adult retard, I mean child, as progeny. And then imagine yourself fucking her.

Being a "kid" is relative weiner is old enough that he clearly wants to "steal beauty" or "Take youth," to revive or replace his own lack of it. It's pathetic.

Posted by: Charles Johnson at June 01, 2011 11:26 AM (YKOnu)

374 Anyone think about the congressional IT department and how po'd they must be at Weiner? First, if you don't think all the net security folks weren't called in the instant a congressman claimed his account was hacked, you're nuts. I'm sure they got read the riot act about finding the vulnerability and fixing it NOW NOW NOW!!! So these guys who've got a lot of pride in their network are called in on a weekend to find the flaw and fix it. Only to find.... what?
And I'm just as sure that after they pulled all the logs, looked at all the network monitoring stuff, they know exactly what happened.

Posted by: grayswindir at June 01, 2011 11:29 AM (IrbU4)

375 Well, a few trips on the interwebs later I ventured where I thought I wouldn't

Stop trashing this blog.

Posted by: Average Joe at June 01, 2011 11:31 AM (bN5ZU)

376 What we're experiencing here is a near-universal case of cognitive dissonance on the left. They simply cannot process what is going on. They know he is guilty...but cannot believe it. Their limbic systems are in total meltdown.

BTW..that scene with Walken and Hopper is IMHO one of the best ever filmed.

"You're a cantaloupe" was Walken's response to being told he has black blood.

That non-sequiter came from his cognitive dissonance. We're seeing a lot of the same from the left regarding Weenie -boy

Posted by: beedubya at June 01, 2011 11:35 AM (AnTyA)

377 Avg Joe, my thoughts exactly! "Why did it come to this?"

Heh.

Posted by: GW McLintock at June 01, 2011 12:04 PM (qwUGR)

378 Even his mother said Anthony was the wurst brat she ever knew.
Ed Schultz sandwich? A Weiner and Sauer kraut- hold the pickle.

Posted by: Failed Comic at June 01, 2011 12:19 PM (5YsV1)

379 ,^^^,

(O O)

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Posted by: Marcel Marceau at June 01, 2011 12:20 PM (gre5a)

380 "Um, er, that last statement was filled with lies and made up facts. Next time, when asking a question, beforehand tell me I shouldn't lie, and make up facts."

Posted by: Matches Malone at June 01, 2011 01:13 PM (/zIzD)

381 I just have one question. Just one.

Why does ANYONE care what Charles Johnson bleats on his silly linkblog?

Posted by: Beth at June 01, 2011 01:43 PM (5NfIh)

382 GW McLintock at June 01, 2011 11:16 AM

Been there, done that. Still living it down.

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383 Creeper,

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