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Weiner Heckled By His Own Mom
NY Daily News ^ | 1.26.2005 | Maggie Haberman

Posted on 01/26/2005 8:19:40 AM PST by NYC GOP Chick

Weiner heckled by his own mom

Anthony Weiner got a public reminder yesterday that "Mother knows best."

As the Democratic mayoral hopeful blasted Mayor Bloomberg's educational policies yesterday, he was quietly corrected by his own mom.

After Weiner's first major education speech, the congressman told a West Side Chamber of Commerce breakfast that music, arts and language programs have been "decimated" under Bloomberg.

"You basically have one choice in school now in terms of a second language and that's Spanish," said Weiner (D-Queens, Brooklyn), a public school alum.

But his mom, Fran, a retired teacher whom he praised earlier, informed him that Latin is still taught in some schools.

After a back-and-forth, Weiner joked: "Please. I can't be heckled by my own mother."

Weiner criticized Bloomberg's top-down reshuffling of the school system, saying teachers deserve more autonomy and bigger salaries.

Weiner admitted Bloomberg recently called for a big boost in vocational training, but Weiner said a lack of emphasis on those programs has hurt kids.

He also criticized the disciplinary system, saying it can take 105 days to suspend a student from school.

"Anthony Weiner's education speech today was all politics and loaded with inaccuracies," said Bloomberg spokesman Robert Lawson.

City Hall officials singled out Weiner's claim that the mayor's Leadership Academy to teach principals is spending $250,000 per graduate.

Insiders said the real amount is about $150,000 - all of it paid for by private funds.

Originally published on January 26, 2005



TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; Political Humor/Cartoons; Politics/Elections; US: New York
KEYWORDS: pencilneck; weenie; weiner
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To: NYC GOP Chick
This would certainly seem to signal the end of this loser's candidacy. ;D

One can hope! What a buffoon.

51 posted on 01/26/2005 11:11:39 AM PST by Tabi Katz
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To: NYC GOP Chick
Looks like he spent too much time while growing up playing with one of these...


52 posted on 01/26/2005 11:15:58 AM PST by reagan_fanatic (Rap - the other Disco)
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To: NYC GOP Chick
Weiner criticized Bloomberg's top-down reshuffling of the school system, saying teachers deserve more autonomy and bigger salaries.

NY already has the 6th highest of the 50 states in average teacher salary at $53,017 per year and the 4th highest starting teacher salary at $35,259.

53 posted on 01/26/2005 11:25:25 AM PST by <1/1,000,000th%
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To: NYC GOP Chick

IMO I think he is more correctly classified in the category of dweeb, rather than dork or geek, although they belong to the same family.


54 posted on 01/26/2005 12:40:56 PM PST by OB1kNOb (Imagine if there were no hypothetical situations......)
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To: NYC GOP Chick
<Whiney, childlike voice>

My wife Lisa and I have diverticulitus (an old SNL reference).

</Whiney, childlike voice>
55 posted on 01/26/2005 12:47:37 PM PST by tang-soo (Prophecy of the Seventy Weeks - Read Daniel Chapter 9)
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To: maro
The good-looking Democrats are in movies or TV.

Amen.

56 posted on 01/26/2005 4:03:04 PM PST by SkyPilot
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To: NYC GOP Chick

Hey may be a dork, but he's one of the few in Gov't that recognizes what Saudi Arabia really is...a terrorist state and not an ally.


57 posted on 01/26/2005 4:05:37 PM PST by gjpino (FReeper AKA Guillermo)
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To: NYC GOP Chick

Maybe he can get her vote if he really campaigns hard.


58 posted on 01/26/2005 4:06:18 PM PST by firebrand
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To: NYC GOP Chick

I wonder if that fellow had the 'i' and 'e' legally reversed in his name.


59 posted on 01/26/2005 4:11:19 PM PST by Tench_Coxe
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To: shibumi

LOL! Classy Freddie Blassie, the nature boy of wrestling. Seek out his LP "I Bite The Songs" - the truth of the universe is contained in the grooves!


60 posted on 01/26/2005 4:13:35 PM PST by GodBlessRonaldReagan (Count Petofi will not be denied!)
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To: dead
Don't they have busing in his district?

Unfortunately, yes. I do pity the people in his district -- he took over when Putzhead Schumer made it to the Senate.

61 posted on 01/26/2005 4:54:21 PM PST by NYC GOP Chick (www.Hillary-Watch.org)
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To: frog_jerk_2004

I think your wife is right!


62 posted on 01/26/2005 4:55:40 PM PST by NYC GOP Chick (www.Hillary-Watch.org)
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To: MikeinIraq

You rock! ;D


63 posted on 01/26/2005 4:56:02 PM PST by NYC GOP Chick (www.Hillary-Watch.org)
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To: Piquaboy
Not all the Rats look like dorks.

Some look like thugs.

64 posted on 01/26/2005 4:57:25 PM PST by Miss Marple
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To: NYC GOP Chick

Weiner: the name fits.


65 posted on 01/27/2005 11:31:29 AM PST by Recovering_Democrat (I'm so glad to no longer be associated with the Party of Dependence on Government!)
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To: NYC GOP Chick

Some folks here bash Bloomberg, but he's gonna win re-election in a cakewalk.


66 posted on 01/27/2005 11:33:27 AM PST by HamiltonJay
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