Skip to comments.Mark Steyn: Weiner helping junk the country
Posted on 06/03/2011 5:29:18 PM PDT by passionfruit
After the tumult of the First World War, noted Winston Churchill, only the intractability of the Irish Question had emerged unscathed:
"Great Empires have been overturned. The whole map of Europe has been changed," he told the House of Commons. "But as the deluge subsides and the waters fall short, we see the dreary steeples of Fermanagh and Tyrone emerging once again." Article Tab : Lisa Benson / Washington Post Writers Group Lisa Benson / Washington Post Writers Group MORE PHOTOS » ADVERTISEMENT More from National Columnists
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And so it goes after another tumultuous week in American politics. Nearly a third of homeowners are "underwater" that's to say, they owe more on their mortgages than the property is worth. Private-sector job growth has all but vanished. The House of Representatives voted not to raise the debt ceiling.
But as the debt ceiling subsides or, at any rate, stays put we see the dreary steeple of Anthony Weiner emerging from his Twitpic crotch shot.
For the benefit of the few remaining American coeds Rep. Weiner isn't following on Twitter, the congressman's initial position when his groin Tweet went viral was that his Twitter had been hacked. Could happen to anyone. From last Thursday's edition of The Daily Telegraph:
"British intelligence has hacked into an al-Qaida online magazine and replaced bomb making instructions with a recipe for cupcakes."
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JLS, for your ping list.
Sorry, this is for your ping list.
I’m kind of uncomfortable seeing the words “wiener” and “junk” in the same sentence....:)
It's the political class doing all this relentless "work for the American people" that's turned this country into the brokest nation in the history of the planet, killed the American Dream and left the American people headed for a future poised somewhere between the Weimar Republic and Mad Max. So, if it's a choice between politicians getting back to work for the American people or Tweeting their privates round the planet, I say, Tweet on, MacDuff. Tough on our young college ladies. But, as Queen Victoria advised her daughter on her wedding night, lie back and think of England. Download and think of America.
Well said! (Though perhaps children should be ask to leave the room - whenever Congressmen...and/or Presidents...began talking about why, while supposedly happlily married, they felt the need to "befriend" a young college co-ed.")