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  • Weiner's Meltdown Opens Door for De Blasio

    07/31/2013 1:24:25 PM PDT · by statestreet · 12 replies
    NewsMax ^ | July 31, 2013 | John Gizzi
    The demise of Anthony Weiner's attempt at a political comeback becomes increasingly obvious by the day, even if the former congressman doesn't seem to know it. According to a Quinnipiac poll — conducted after Weiner admitted he had sent out suggestive messages on Twitter after revelations of similar "sexting" forced him to resign from Congress — only 16 percent of likely primary voters supported him for mayor. That's a 10-point drop from the 26 percent Weiner received in a July 24 Quinnipiac poll. The biggest beneficiary of Weiner's implosion appears to be Bill de Blasio, the city's public advocate and...
  • Eliot Spitzer: Anthony Weiner should not be mayor of New York

    07/29/2013 6:54:36 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 21 replies
    MSNBC ^ | July 29, 2013 | Michael LaRosa
    ... “You’re not going to vote for Anthony Weiner, can you just say that?” [Chris] Matthews asked. “You don’t think he should be mayor of New York?” “Fair point,” Spitzer responded. “That is correct.” ...
  • Invoking Zimmerman, Thompson Seizes New York Frisking as Campaign Issue (NYC Mayor Candidate)

    07/29/2013 9:44:19 AM PDT · by NotYourAverageDhimmi · 9 replies
    New York Times ^ | July 28, 2013 | MICHAEL BARBARO and NATE SCHWEBER
    William C. Thompson Jr., the sole African-American in this year’s New York City mayoral contest, rarely talks about race. In a city of flame-throwing orators, he has long favored a political path of conciliation over confrontation. But on Sunday, Mr. Thompson arrived before a mostly black congregation in a storefront church and issued a fierce denunciation of the policies of the New York Police Department, saying they are drawn from the same racial suspicions that drove George Zimmerman to hunt down Trayvon Martin. “Here in New York City, we have institutionalized Mr. Zimmerman’s suspicion with a policy that all but...
  • Ruh, roh: Anthony Weiner’s campaign manager quits

    07/28/2013 12:45:52 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/28/2013 | Erika Johnsen
    After House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi finally ripped Anthony Weiner’s “clueless” and “reprehensible” conduct last week, he basically hinted that she should go take a hike — and he’s been insisting that his campaign is going to continue as planned regardless of the newly surfaced revelations about the extent and timing of his sexting scandal.In new poll last Thursday, however, found that support for Weiner among NYC Democrats took a sudden and gigantic plunge, with his favorability rating dropping from 52 percent in June down to 30 percent. Now, for the internal implosion, via the NYT: In a new sign...
  • Huma's mom arrives to support her scandal hit daughter as Weiner's sexting partner ...

    07/28/2013 6:59:10 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 128 replies
    (London) Daily Mail) ^ | July 27, 2013 | Lydia Warren and Ashley Collman
    Complete Headline: Huma's mom arrives to support her scandal hit daughter as Weiner's sexting partner calls their marriage a 'business relationship' After Sydney Leathers' accusations of Anthony Weiner's 'business relationship' marriage, wife Huma Abedin's mom has showed up at the reeling political wife's New York City home to support her daughter. Leathers, the 23-year-old who revealed the latest string of explicit sex messages and naked pictures from Anthony Weiner, gave her first interview with CBS's Inside Edition and cried for Abedin 'for the pain she probably feels.' Now, as the other woman rubs salt in Abedin's wounds by telling the...
  • Should Anthony (sex addict) Weiner Step Down as a Candidate for Mayor of New York City?

    07/26/2013 7:21:13 PM PDT · by Libloather · 56 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 7/26/13 | Carole Mallory
    **SNIP** He was devious enough to have the name Carlos Danger as an alias during his sexting and phone-sex bouts. Now the press has found Sydney Leathers, the young woman who was the recipient of Weiner's lust. She wants money for her story, CNN reports with negative innuendo -- while it, too, wants to make money off of her story. Smear the girl before she can say, "My name is…" if she will not play cricket with CNN. But after reviewing Weiner's politics, I wonder if the Democrats are not losing a good candidate. Weiner was the only member of...
  • Carlos Danger name generator. LOL!

    07/25/2013 3:22:39 PM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 97 replies
    Slate ^ | 23 JUL 13 | Chris Kirk
    The Carlos Danger Name Generator Use our widget to get a name like Anthony Weiner’s alleged sexting pseudonym.
  • Informal Poll: Will Carlos Danger (D) Win The NY Mayor's Race?

    07/25/2013 8:42:00 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 27 replies
    7/25/2013 | Laissez-Faire Capitalist
    Do you think that Carlos Danger will win the New York Democrat primary race and then go on to win the race for mayor of New York? Yes or No? Or do you think that he will lose and say that he "can't get no respect"? I think the odds are good for Carlos Danger to win, given that Danger Mouse was declared ineligible to run - as he is not presently a citizen of the United States - and is, well, you know, a mouse....
  • Recall effort for (San Diego RAT) Mayor Filner gets underway

    07/19/2013 7:54:37 PM PDT · by Libloather · 8 replies
    Fox 5 San Diego ^ | 7/19/13 | Misha DiBono
    **SNIP** “He doesn’t have to be convicted, he doesn’t have to be indicted, there doesn’t have to be witnesses coming forward. It’s the standard defined by the public. The public says either we like him or we don’t – its that simple.” San Diego Democratic Party released a statement saying they were unable to reach a consensus and will not ask for the mayor’s resignation. Democratic Chairman Francine Busby strongly condemns sexual harassment, of which the mayor is accused, saying “we abhor the actions he is alleged to have taken 
against women.” Supporters of the recall must gather slightly more...
  • (Boston) Mayor, top cop blast Rolling Stone over Tsarnaev cover (CVS, Tedeschi refuse to sell it)

    07/18/2013 3:56:12 PM PDT · by Libloather · 5 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | 7/17/13 | Marie Szaniszlo, John Zaremba

    Mayor Thomas M. Menino today wrote to the publisher of Rolling Stone, telling him the decision to put accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev on the cover of next month’s edition “rewards a terrorist with celebrity treatment” — treatment the magazine should have given to the survivors. “The survivors of the Boston attacks deserve Rolling Stone cover stories,” Menino wrote in a letter to Jann Wenner, ”though I no longer feel that Rolling Stone deserves them.” Boston Police Commissioner Edward Davis said today: "I'm disgusted by it. They should have given the victims more consideration."
  • Sanford mayor unhappy with Department of Justice over Zimmerman case email

    07/18/2013 1:01:52 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 31 replies
    WFTV ^ | 7/18/2013 | WFTV
    SANFORD, Fla. — Federal investigators want the public's help as they try to decide whether George Zimmerman violated Trayvon Martin's civil rights, but Channel 9 learned Sanford's mayor has a big problem with how the feds are collecting tips. The email address justice officials created reads Sanford Mayor Jeff Triplett believes that email address indirectly blames the entire city for what happened to Martin, despite all their work to get rid of the stigma. A jury on Saturday acquitted Zimmerman of second-degree murder charges in Martin's shooting death. Channel 9's Karla Ray got a copy of the letter Triplett...
  • Mayor Bob Filner (Democrat) to be keynote speaker at… sexual assault victim benefit.

    07/17/2013 6:19:08 PM PDT · by BAW · 19 replies ^ | July 17, 2013 | Moe Lane
    10News has learned [San Diego] Mayor Bob Filner [Democrat] has agreed to be the keynote speaker at a benefit for sexual assault victims. A women veterans group tells 10News the mayor’s camp has just confirmed the appearance. Filner was originally scheduled to attend as an award recipient. The group has stripped him of the award. Instead, he is set to address the scandal now consuming City Hall. Said scandal being in two parts: •That Bob Filner still has not resigned after having multiple, credible accusations of sexual harassment made against him by numerous members of his own party*; •And that...
  • Job No. 1 For L.A.'s New Mayor: Fix Tax Collection

    06/30/2013 11:56:38 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies ^ | June 30, 2013 | Bruce Bialosky
    The multitude of challenges that the new mayor of America’s second largest city will face starting tomorrow constitutes a laundry list of items. None needs greater focus than revamping the Office of Finance and the business licensing process. If Los Angeles ever wants to regain its business friendly status, this is where he needs to start. There are many tools the City of Los Angeles has found to antagonize current and prospective businesses, but the licensing process and the people who oversee it are at the top -- largely because Los Angeles has been in such need of revenue they...
  • Polls: Weiner Has Surprising Support From Women

    06/27/2013 1:00:17 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 43 replies
    RCP ^ | 06/27/2013 | Scott Conroy
    <p>When Anthony Weiner entered the New York City mayor's race last month, few observers expected the disgraced former congressman to become a front-runner to succeed Michael Bloomberg.</p> <p>Fewer still anticipated that Weiner would poll particularly well among women.</p> <p>But two surveys released this week show that the married Weiner, who resigned from Congress in 2011 after first lying about and then admitting to lewd online behavior, has surged into the top tier of a crowded Democratic field and that his support among female voters is robust.</p>
  • Anthony Weiner Surges to Lead in Democratic Mayoral Race: NBC NY/WSJ/Marist Poll

    06/26/2013 12:14:15 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 58 replies
    NBC New York ^ | 06/26/2013 | By Jon Schuppe
    Democratic mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner has surged ahead of his opponents in a new NBC 4 New York/Wall Street Journal poll, transforming himself in just a few weeks from disgraced has-been to mayoral front-runner. Weiner, who entered the race two years after resigning his congressional seat amid a sexting scandal, now leads City Council Speaker Christine Quinn 25 percent to 20 percent among registered Democrats, the poll by Marist found. That's a flip-flop from the last survey in May, when Quinn, the longtime front-runner, led Weiner 24 percent to 19 percent. And a runoff in the Democratic contest seems increasingly...
  • Cat has been mayor of Alaska town for 15 years

    06/08/2013 1:17:17 PM PDT · by VRW Conspirator · 40 replies
    Bizarre News ^ | Wednesday, 18 July 2012 | unknown
    There is a town in Alaska that has had a cat as mayor for 15 years. The cat named Stubbs has been the mayor of Talkeetna, Alaska for nearly all of his life -- no joke. It's been that way for more than a decade in the small tourist town that boasts nearly 900 residents. The part-manx was named honorary mayor shortly after his birth, and now locals all know the cat as "Mayor Stubbs." "He was just in the Alaska Magazine, and he's been featured in a few different things," said Lauri Stec, who works at Nagley's General Store...
  • Lying Liar Anthony Weiner's Underage Girl Problem

    06/07/2013 4:06:19 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 48 replies ^ | June 7, 2013 | Michelle Malkin
    Touchy, touchy. Despite Team Anthony Weiner's best efforts at political rehabilitation, there's just no way to shore up his sorest scandal spot. As the New York Post reported this week, Weiner had a bit of a snit fit when a local Democratic official boldly slammed his sexting habits with underage girls. Chris Owens, the Dems' state committee member in northwest Brooklyn, called out the skeezy ex-congressman at a mayoral candidate forum. "I am outraged and disgusted by you," Owens told Weiner. "Both by what you did and by the fact that you have the arrogance to run for mayor. I...
  • Anthony Weiner Gets Into Shouting Match in First Confrontation Over Sexting Scandal

    06/06/2013 11:13:41 PM PDT · by Lmo56 · 36 replies
    Politicker ^ | 6/5/13 | Jill Colvin
    He’s back. An explosive Anthony Weiner received his first serious criticism from voters over the sexting scandal that forced him to resign from Congress Wednesday night–sparking a shouting match that marked the most heated moment of his campaign to date. Mr. Weiner had given his usual stump speech touting middle class jobs and his book of policy proposals at a New Kings Democrats candidates forum in Williamsburg when the floor was opened to questions. The second came from Chris Owens, a Brownstone Brooklyn district leader and a supporter of one of Mr. Weiner’s electoral rivals, who berated Mr. Weiner for...
  • Anthony Weiner gaining in New York mayor’s race

    05/29/2013 8:49:41 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 52 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 05/29/2013 | By Aaron Blake
    <p>Anthony Weiner is gaining in the Democratic primary for New York City mayor, according to a new poll from Marist College.</p> <p>The poll shows City Council Speaker Christine Quinn continues to lead, at 24 points, with Weiner slightly behind at 19 percent. That five-point gap is down from 11 in April, when Weiner’s potential candidacy first made news. At that point, Quinn led 26 percent to 15 percent.</p>
  • Toronto mayor denies he smokes crack cocaine

    05/24/2013 11:39:44 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 24 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 25, 2013 1:06 AM EDT | Rob Gillies
    Toronto Mayor Rob Ford denied that he smokes crack cocaine and said he is not an addict, breaking a week of silence over reports of a video purportedly showing him using the drug. Critics were not appeased, with one city councilor questioning whether the mayor told “the whole truth” and another calling on him to resign. The mayor of Canada’s largest city did not say whether he has ever used crack. He did not take questions from reporters at a news conference at City Hall, held after close allies released a letter urging him to address the reports of the...