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Rep. Anthony Weiner a no-show at New York City Israel Day parade amid Twitter photo scandal
NY Daily News ^ | 6/05/11 | Reuven Blau

Posted on 06/05/2011 2:14:26 PM PDT by Libloather

Rep. Anthony Weiner a no-show at New York City Israel Day parade amid Twitter photo scandal
BY Reuven Blau
DAILY NEWS STAFF WRITER
Sunday, June 5th 2011, 3:18 PM

Rep. Anthony Weiner ditched the Israel Day parade for the first time in years as the ballooning boxer brouhaha continues to dog him.

Several of his fellow Democrats and political rivals questioned why the congressman was nowhere to be seen.

"It has become a huge distraction," said former city Controller William Thompson Jr., a likely Democratic mayoral contender.

"It has become a circus. Every answer raises another question."

U.S. Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-N.J.) said Weiner should have attended the parade up Fifth Ave.

"I'd like to see him here," he told reporters before marching. "He cares about Israel and \[is\] very active in the Jewish community and he ought to be here."

Weiner, who also has his eye on Gracie Mansion, has said he didn't sent a lewd photograph of bulging briefs to a 21-year-old college student from his Twitter account last Friday.

(Excerpt) Read more at nydailynews.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: dncmember; dncmemberabsent; dncmemberdown; dncmemberonhunt; israel; nyc; parade; pervert; petertweeter; twitter; weiner; weinergate; weinergram
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Weiner, who also has his eye on Gracie Mansion

I'll bet. But is she over 21?

1 posted on 06/05/2011 2:14:37 PM PDT by Libloather
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To: Libloather

Maybe he felt inadequately equipped compared to all the exaggerated balloon parts.


2 posted on 06/05/2011 2:17:20 PM PDT by Jonty30
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To: Libloather

What’s the matter - can’t handle the press hounding him? What a wimp!! And he wants leadership? LOL!


3 posted on 06/05/2011 2:20:11 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: presently no screen name

He did it to himself...and it couldn’t happen to a worse guy.


4 posted on 06/05/2011 2:21:58 PM PDT by kjo
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To: Libloather
Statement: "Rep. Anthony Weiner a no-show at New York City Israel Day parade amid Twitter photo scandal"

Response: I would think that after the scandal he would not show it at a parade.

5 posted on 06/05/2011 2:22:56 PM PDT by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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Rep. Anthony Weiner a no-show

Maybe he should have been a "no-show" on Twitter!

6 posted on 06/05/2011 2:24:30 PM PDT by Brandonmark (News Coverage)
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To: Libloather

LOLz!


7 posted on 06/05/2011 2:24:51 PM PDT by BradyLS (DO NOT FEED THE BEARS!)
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To: kjo

He crumbles and hides - to save his own butt. Thank God BiBi and Israelis aren’t like that as they are surrounded by adversity. This wimp would give the store away just to remain safe.


8 posted on 06/05/2011 2:28:56 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: Libloather
"Weiner a no-show at New York City Israel Day parade amid Twitter photo scandal,"

Figures.

9 posted on 06/05/2011 2:29:20 PM PDT by YHAOS (you betcha!)
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To: Libloather

Seems someone posted that the picture went to other people as well but hasn’t been made public. Anyone remember where it ws posted? I think it was yesterday or the day before. Was it a high school student who had also gotten it?


10 posted on 06/05/2011 2:29:20 PM PDT by Cowgirl of Justice
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To: Jonty30

Why do I just know, way deep down, that if this gentleman had an R behind his name, the party elders would have forced his resignation, the D’s would be clamoring for a special election, a RINO would be wearing the R flag and the D’s would manage to sponsor a ‘Moderate’ and call him a “Tea Party” Candidate, all the while pouring millions behind another Liberal?

All we get here is ‘must be photoshopped’ and quotes from Barney Frank along the “Whats the problem? It really ISN’T a BIG thing” line.


11 posted on 06/05/2011 2:30:55 PM PDT by xrmusn ((6/98) The more people I run into, the better I like my cat.)
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To: Libloather

Hey, now be fair! Democrats just aren’t USED to the “press hounding them.” Cheer leading and covering up, yes. But never hounding!! So this takes someone like the Weiner some time!!


12 posted on 06/05/2011 2:31:04 PM PDT by Oldpuppymax
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Embattled Rep. Weiner ducks pair of big parades
13 posted on 06/05/2011 2:31:35 PM PDT by Libloather (The epitome of civility.)
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To: Oldpuppymax

A lot of other D’s hate this guy because he hogs up time on the hill. A lot of Juuus are smiling at the parade today.


14 posted on 06/05/2011 2:38:29 PM PDT by AGreatPer (May 21 end of world canceled, Friday nights at Walter Reed continues)
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To: Libloather
"It has become a huge distraction,"

Distraction? Yes. Huge? No.

15 posted on 06/05/2011 2:38:55 PM PDT by hometoroost (Per Oceander: The only guarantees in life are death, taxes, and stupidity.)
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To: Libloather

Disgusting.


16 posted on 06/05/2011 2:41:52 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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"It has become a huge distraction," said former city Controller William Thompson Jr., a likely Democratic mayoral contender. "It has become a circus. Every answer raises another question."

Oh gee, a barrybot who doesn't want an elected official to be questioned by the masses - it's a circus, a distraction to him. I'd say willy has an elitists attitude.

Good material for his opponent to use.
17 posted on 06/05/2011 2:42:27 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: Libloather
Weiner Welcomed at Colorful Parade

By Azi Paybarah

March 18, 2009 | 1:11 p.m

A photographer on Flickr posts this picture of Anthony Weiner at last week's Phagwah parade in Richmond Hill.

The photographer, who posted the picture under the name "surgery," wrote this caption:

"when congressman anthony weiner took the stage, the crowd cheered "big weiner" and tried, with only mild success, to shower him with dye."

"big weiner was not amused."

A Weiner spokesman explained that he had marched in another parade that day, but did not consider it campaigning.

From The New York Observer:
Weiner Welcomed at Colorful Parade

18 posted on 06/05/2011 2:42:34 PM PDT by Brandonmark (News Coverage)
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To: Libloather
Any chance his no show was his tacit support of his “Messiah's” new Israeli policy? Is he Reform, Orthodox, or mindless Jewish state hater? You are either for or against Israel just like you are either for or against Nazi-ism.
19 posted on 06/05/2011 2:43:36 PM PDT by cashless (Unlike Obama and his supporters, I'd rather be a TEA BAGGER than a TEA BAGGEE.)
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To: presently no screen name

Well, underneath the bully lurks the coward. Never fails. Weiner, you’re in disgrace!


20 posted on 06/05/2011 2:44:02 PM PDT by miss marmelstein (.Life and Death are wearing me out)
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To: cashless

He’s pro-Israel. That’s what makes me laugh when I read the British papers - they think “the bitch set him up.” If they only knew he was a big supporter of Israel they’d turn on him in a dime!


21 posted on 06/05/2011 2:45:51 PM PDT by miss marmelstein (.Life and Death are wearing me out)
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To: presently no screen name

Why aren’t the media demanding answers??? Why aren’t they demanding his resignation? Why did Reuters headline this story with Weiner as a “Republican”?

Why are the standards for Dems so different?

I hate the media.


22 posted on 06/05/2011 2:46:34 PM PDT by kjo
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To: Libloather
Weiner will HAVE to show his face sooner or later—after all he is Jewish and thus likely circumcised.
23 posted on 06/05/2011 2:47:29 PM PDT by Happy Rain ("I speak LOUD and I carry an even BIGGER stick! And I use it too-WHACK!!!"-candidate Yosemite Sam.)
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To: Libloather
"Several of his fellow Democrats and political rivals questioned why the congressman was nowhere to be seen. "

You don't think he's 'dicking around' do you?


24 posted on 06/05/2011 2:47:39 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lame and ill-informed post)
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To: xrmusn

You’d think this to be a good thing to have a disgraced Democrat stay in office. The issue is not going away. The longer he stays in office, the more it will cost the Democrats.


25 posted on 06/05/2011 2:49:01 PM PDT by Jonty30
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To: UCANSEE2

Probably just hangin’.

Or maybe he went to a Ball.


26 posted on 06/05/2011 2:50:31 PM PDT by Cowgirl of Justice
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To: cashless
Any chance his no show was his tacit support of his “Messiah's” new Israeli policy?

Dunno. He also missed some gay pride gig.

27 posted on 06/05/2011 2:58:46 PM PDT by Libloather (The epitome of civility.)
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To: Libloather

“Israel Day parade minus kosher Weiner.” ;)


28 posted on 06/05/2011 2:58:46 PM PDT by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle ("If you're not fiscally AND socially conservative, you're not conservative!" - Jim Robinson, 9-1-10)
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To: Libloather
Rep. Anthony Weiner ditched the Israel Day parade for the first time in years as the ballooning boxer brouhaha continues to dog him.

That's too bad. It just isn't an Israel Day parade without Mr. Peter Tweeter in attendance. ;-)
29 posted on 06/05/2011 3:06:47 PM PDT by Milton Miteybad (I am Jim Thompson. {Really.})
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To: UCANSEE2

He’s talking things over with Huma.

Huma talked to Hillary about how to deal with a husband who causes problems in the marriage.

And I’m sure Anthony and Huma had some good pillow talk about all of this. I’m sure Hillary told her to be supportive of her husband, since he has to get back to work for the American people. And Hillary advised Huma that making a public scene, or leaving Anthony, or anything other than unqualified support will just make things worse for her. So Huma will swallow hard and suck it up and just accept whatever he does.

And other Democrats will just hope this all goes away.

Remember during the Mark Foley text messages to male pages scandal, that Nancy Pelosi charged Speaker Hastert did not oversee his caucus properly, and that there was a culture of corruption if a congressman could send out lewd messages like that. In the Weiner scandal, Nancy is silent about cultures of corruption and all that.


30 posted on 06/05/2011 3:11:08 PM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: kjo
Why did Reuters headline this story with Weiner as a “Republican”?

Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from New York's 9th district

The media won't go after one of their own. That's why we need to ignore them in everything - their bias is too deep and too long for any truth to come from them. I never watch/listen to them - I don't want their garbage/propaganda in my head. One can see things clearer when totally void of them. Unfortunately, some continue and are clueless that they pick up some of their propaganda.
31 posted on 06/05/2011 3:12:19 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: Libloather

Weiner is acting like a Brat.


32 posted on 06/05/2011 3:17:15 PM PDT by Happy Rain ("I speak LOUD and I carry an even BIGGER stick! And I use it too-WHACK!!!"-candidate Yosemite Sam.)
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To: Jonty30

I like Jon Stewart’s line... “El Penio...”


33 posted on 06/05/2011 3:21:22 PM PDT by Brilliant
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To: Libloather
He was going to attend some of the parades, before catching a few of the floats:


34 posted on 06/05/2011 3:24:46 PM PDT by mikrofon (%% Truly where he doesn't want to be-e-ee... %%)
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To: Libloather

That confirms he is not a Kosher Weiner.


35 posted on 06/05/2011 3:31:59 PM PDT by PA Engineer (SP/AW12: Time to beat the swords of government tyranny into the plowshares of freedom.)
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To: Libloather

I guess it’s hard to show you’re face; when you’ve been caught with your pants down.


36 posted on 06/05/2011 3:43:19 PM PDT by PoloSec ( Believe how that Christ died for our sins, was buried and rose again for our justification)
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To: Libloather; ml/nj; ExTexasRedhead; Nachum; Yehuda; NYC GOP Chick; firebrand; pabianice; SoCalPol; ..
If you read the posted article, you would get the false impression that the New York Israel Day parade was an event Democratic politicians only.

The truth of the matter is that in recent memory, the only political organization that has been present as a group in the parade has been the Republican Jewish Coalition. Its Jewish Democrat counterpart, apparently now in harmony with Obama's foreign policy, has been conspicuous by its absence.

As for Weiner, does anyone really think that a guy who is married to an Arab woman with whom he is trying to mend fences would go to a pro-Israel event?

37 posted on 06/05/2011 3:47:18 PM PDT by justiceseeker93
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To: Libloather

He wants to live in Grace Mansion, but can’t handle a few reporters.
Wiener...you are a WIENER!


38 posted on 06/05/2011 3:50:16 PM PDT by tennmountainman
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To: Dilbert San Diego

Huma may be married to Wiener, but she is Hillary’s Bitc$.


39 posted on 06/05/2011 3:53:08 PM PDT by tennmountainman
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To: Libloather

I love the writers at the Daily News. Ballooning boxers!! Talk about hyperbole!

At this point, Weiner can do no wrong by coming out (fully dressed) and OWNING HIS WIENER!!!!!! He might as well confess. He’s already toast.

Maybe this was the wrong parade for his “moment.” When is the Pride Parade in NY?


40 posted on 06/05/2011 3:53:25 PM PDT by Yaelle
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So Huma will swallow hard and suck it up

I seriously doubt it, and watch your language, this is a family forum. :)

41 posted on 06/05/2011 3:56:06 PM PDT by Yaelle
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To: justiceseeker93

Pro-Israelists do NOT want him there now...


42 posted on 06/05/2011 3:59:44 PM PDT by PRePublic (9)
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To: Libloather

WEINER’S TALE UNRAVELING

http://www.thedaily.com/page/2011/06/05/060511-news-weiner-1-4/


43 posted on 06/05/2011 4:01:03 PM PDT by kcvl
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Yours is the first post of reason to this thread. He is damaged beyond repair and all except Weiner know it. I hope he fights to keep his seat. A slow death. Maybe Huma can go public supporting him (not likely). He is the poster boy of all that is wrong with our government and all should be reminded of the self serving dirtbags who rule us.
44 posted on 06/05/2011 4:21:50 PM PDT by Jacquerie
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To: Libloather

45 posted on 06/05/2011 4:26:00 PM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: justiceseeker93; Libloather; ml/nj; ExTexasRedhead; Nachum; Yehuda; NYC GOP Chick; firebrand; ...
As for Weiner, does anyone really think that a guy who is married to an Arab woman with whom he is trying to mend fences would go to a pro-Israel event?

Most emphatically "yes." I've lived in the NY area the past few years, and Weiner has showed up at maybe 6 or 7 Jewish events I've been at, largely Shabbat dinners and pro-Israel events. He always comes in and gives a 10 minute shpeel telling the audience exactly what it wants to hear. At the "Shabbat Dinner Circuit" he does (i.e., goes from meal to meal) he pops in for 10-15 minutes, feigns devotion to Shabbat and Judaism, then leaves for his next engagement. At pro-Israel functions, he invariably shows up and throws off harmless pro-Israel platitudes to feed the sheeple. His absence today is most surprising.

46 posted on 06/05/2011 7:07:37 PM PDT by ChicagoHebrew (.)
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To: Libloather

Pelosi, an ardent feminist, played a significant role in pushing for more information in a scandal that ultimately led to the resignation of Republican Rep. Mark Foley. For those who don’t remember, Pelosi swept into the Speaker’s office after making calls for an investigation into messages that Foley was sending to Capitol Hill pages. “Toward midnight, Ms. Pelosi took the floor. ‘As a mother and grandmother and the leader of the House Democrats,’ she began, demanding an investigation into what House leaders knew about the Foley messages,” the New York Times’s Kate Zernike wrote on Nov. 9, 2006. “Republicans booed, a rarity even in the raucous House chamber. She pressed on, however, smiling her unbudging smile.”

http://tinyurl.com/3wlqcjt


47 posted on 06/05/2011 8:08:55 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: Jonty30

You’d think this to be a good thing to have a disgraced Democrat stay in office
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Most definitely but isn’t the term ‘disgraced Democrat’ a great example of an oxymoron?


48 posted on 06/05/2011 9:17:44 PM PDT by xrmusn ((6/98) The more people I run into, the better I like my cat.)
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To: ChicagoHebrew; justiceseeker93

I also have seen Lil’ Anthony at those pro-Israel dinners.

Also, while the RNC may show up at the parade (this year I only made it to the post-parade concert, and Herman Cain spoke!), its mostly local Dems marching because.... there are more local Dems.

I am sorry I didn’t make it to the parade, I was hoping to shout “Look, it’s MOSQUE BLOOMBERG, the Mayor of DUBAI!”


49 posted on 06/05/2011 10:43:27 PM PDT by Yehuda (Land of the free, THANKS TO THE BRAVE!)
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To: Libloather

Is Gracie Mansion the name of a porn star?


50 posted on 06/06/2011 6:01:17 AM PDT by juliej
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