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  • Report: Weiner's seat to be filled on Sept. 13 [actual title]

    06/22/2011 3:01:31 AM PDT · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 22 replies
    Politico ^ | 06/21/11 | Reid J. Epstein
    New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo will call a special election on Sept. 13 to fill former Rep. Anthony Weiner’s seat, WNBC-TV reporter Andrew Siff reported. Siff tweeted that the date to replace the Democratic lawmaker who resigned in a sexting scandal would not be formally set until after the state legislative session ends later this week.
  • Lessons from an Anthony Weiner Roast

    06/19/2011 4:07:07 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies ^ | June 19, 2011 | Doug Giles
    Sin is a part of the human condition. If you don’t believe me, ride shotgun with me down I-95 during rush hour in Miami, and you’ll see me manifest more demons than Emily Rose would after 3 a.m. Y’know, we’d all love to think that we are angels, but if the truth be told, more than likely we wouldn’t want our lives or thoughts shown on YouTube for our grandmothers to see—unless, of course, you’re Snooki and don’t give a shizzle that everyone and their dog knows that you’re a pirate hooker. Make that money, girl. Hey, if you’re going...
  • Weiner’s Pension, Benefits Could Top $1 Million

    06/17/2011 6:39:49 AM PDT · by george76 · 13 replies
    Roll Call ^ | June 16, 2011 | John Stanton
    While Rep. Anthony Weiner may no longer have the benefit of Congress’ generous health care plan once he resigns, he will still be able to collect his pension and other benefits that could total more than $1 million during his lifetime. According to an analysis of his available benefits by the National Taxpayers Union, the New York Democrat’s pension and a savings plan lawmakers have access to similar to a 401(k) could be worth $1.12 million to $1.28 million.
  • Weiner Tells Friends He Will Resign

    06/16/2011 6:55:37 AM PDT · by illiac · 160 replies · 1+ views
    NY Times ^ | 6/16/11 | NY Times
    WASHINGTON — Representative Anthony D. Weiner has told friends that he plans to resign his seat after coming under growing pressure from his Democratic colleagues to leave the House in the wake of revelations of his lewd online exchanges with women, said a person told of Mr. Weiner’s plans. The news comes as Democratic leaders prepared to hold a meeting on Thursday to discuss whether to strip the 46-year-old Congressman of his committee assignments, a blow which would severely damage his effectiveness.
  • 'Huma, I'm sorry': Weiner QUITS with grovelling apology to his wife...

    06/16/2011 12:13:47 PM PDT · by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears · 102 replies · 3+ views
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 6/16/11 | Daily Mail Reporter
    Disgraced Democrat Anthony Weiner dramatically resigned today after weeks of mounting pressure in the wake of a humiliating sexting scandal. Speaking from the same building where he launched his political career almost 20 years ago, he apologised to his wife, party and his staff for the wave of scandal and shame he has brought upon them. His resignation comes after immense pressure from Democrats and the President to quit in order to save the party, not to mention his own family, further embarrassment. He made the decision after having 'long discussions' with his pregnant wife, Huma Abedin, who arrived back...
  • DUmmie FUnnies 06-16-11 ("It's Over. Weiner Has Survived.")

    06/16/2011 11:33:15 AM PDT · by Charles Henrickson · 48 replies
    DUmmie FUnnies ^ | June 16, 2011 | DUmmie SoDesuKa, DUmmies, and Charles Henrickson
    It must be tough to be a DUmmie. You're riding high on Monday. You're down in the DUmps by Thursday. It's the Freudenschade Express, and you're riding that roller coaster, round and round, up and down, up and down, week in and week out. So it goes with Weinergate. On Monday the DUmmies were crowing. Now today they are eating crow. Witness this THREAD, "It's Over. Weiner Has Survived." It started on Manic Monday, but now it's Torpid Thursday, and the roller coaster is going DOWN, FAST! So let us now hop on the Freudenschade Express--in the red car,...
  • Russert: Weiner staff closing office; phones not answered

    06/16/2011 6:56:18 AM PDT · by Second Amendment First · 87 replies
    MSNBC | June 16, 2011
    Reported on MSNBC that Weiners office staff is packing up and leaving his office, locking up behind them. Phones not being answered. Pelosi to address at 10:45.
  • Obama: 'I would resign' in Weiner's situation

    06/13/2011 3:43:17 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 65 replies
    today msnbc ^ | 6-13-11 | Stump
    By Scott Stump contributor In an exclusive interview with TODAY’s Ann Curry that will air on Tuesday’s show, President Barack Obama said that if he were Democratic Congressman Anthony Weiner right now, he would resign in the wake of the scandal in which Weiner admitted to sending explicit photos of himself to women online. “I can tell you that if it was me, I would resign,’’ Obama told Curry. Weiner has been the talk of the nation since he was caught sending lewd photos of himself to various women on multiple social media platforms, prompting the head of the...
  • Exclusive: Weiner's Messages to Teenage Girl in Delaware Draw Police Attention

    06/10/2011 3:04:59 PM PDT · by macquire · 281 replies · 1+ views ^ | June 10, 2011 | Jana Winter
    DEVELOPING: NEW CASTLE, Del. -- Police on Friday afternoon came to the home of a 17-year-old high school junior to ask her about direct online communications she has had with Rep. Anthony Weiner. Two officers from the New Castle County Police Department arrived at the girl's home around 4:30 p.m. and asked to speak with the girl's mother about the daughter's contact with Weiner. Another officer appeared at the home a short time later. A reporter was at the home when the police arrived. The girl, whose name is being withheld because she is a minor, told, "I'm...
  • Five stages of liberal Weiner grief

    06/09/2011 2:25:12 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 6 replies
    national journal ^ | 6-9-11 | Reeve
    Anthony Weiner's scandal does not require understanding complicated lobbying laws (Jack Abramoff) or how kickbacks were funneled through labyrinthine layers of bureaucracy (Duke Cunningham), nor does it depend on a partisan view of an issue, like hiring a 24-year-old with no finance experience to remake the entire stock exchange of Iraq. No, it centers on something simple that everyone can relate to: boners on the Internet. And yet, pundits' analysis of Weinergate is still highly dependent on their ideological viewpoint, with liberals defending the New York Democrat even as his hacking claim looked less than credible. Over the past week,...
  • FLASHBACK: Wiener's web of lies (watch and you will have zero sympathy for him)

    06/08/2011 6:19:20 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 23 replies · 1+ views
    abc news ^ | 6-8-11
    A look back at what Rep. Weiner told ABC's Jonathan Karl about the photo scandal. THIS IS AN ARROGANT, DISGUSTING, VILE MAN
  • DUmmie FUnnies 6-08-11 ("Weiner’s Wife Is PREGNANT": DUmmies throw their Weiner under the bus!)

    06/08/2011 7:05:03 PM PDT · by Charles Henrickson · 59 replies
    DUmmie FUnnies ^ | June 8, 2011 | DUmmies and Charles Henrickson
    Do the DUmmies have ANY moral standards at all? Sometimes you wonder. But the news today--reported in this THREAD, "Weiner’s Wife Is PREGNANT"--have even the Undergrounders shaking their head. Many of them are ready to throw their Weiner under the bus! So let us drop in on the Weiner Roast, in Red Hot Red, while the commentary of your humble guest correspondent, Charles Henrickson, nominating Anthony Weiner to succeed John Edwards as Father of the Year, is in the [brackets]: Weiner’s Wife Is PREGNANT [Well, at least it works!] But none of it relates to his voting record. [As...
  • *vanity* Tony Weiner pictures needed

    06/08/2011 5:32:37 PM PDT · by Kevin in California · 41 replies
    I've seen so many funny Weiner pics here since the scandal unfolded and was hoping all of you can post up pics of what you have. I would like to have a montage of them for future laughs.
  • Anthony Weiner's Ex: He Lied to Me

    06/08/2011 2:38:22 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 100 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | June 8, 2011 | Kirsten Powers
    Anthony Weiner’s former girlfriend, Kirsten Powers, defended him on TV to millions of people after he insisted to her that he didn’t send lewd photos on Twitter. Now she takes him to task for his rampant misogyny—and says he must resign immediately.Anthony Weiner lied to the country about his sexual misconduct online. He also lied to me. I had been defending him, based on what he told me, but no more. Weiner must resign from Congress immediately. This has not been my position previously during the scandal, but as I have recovered from the shock of seeing an old friend’s...
  • Weiner's Wife is Pregnant (Can this be true??)

    06/08/2011 2:33:19 PM PDT · by Yaelle · 260 replies
    Their marriage has become the subject of intense speculation and scrutiny amid an embarrassing online sex scandal. Now, Representative Anthony D. Weiner and Huma Abedin are about to make news of a different kind: they are expecting their first child. Mr. Abedin, 35, is in the early stages of pregnancy, according to three people with knowledge of the situation. The pregnancy, which the couple has disclosed to close friends and family, adds a new dimension to questions about the future of their marriage.
  • MSNBC's Ed Schultz Doubles Down On Call For Weiner To Resign

    06/08/2011 12:29:12 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 22 replies
    "He's getting beat up pretty good. Last night I called for the congressman to take one for the team and step aside and resign. many of you in our poll, 65% of you disagreed with what I said," MSNBC host Ed Schultz said tonight. Schultz first called for Rep. Weiner's resignation on last night's program. SNIP "Weiner's lies, you have to admit, are going to be a distraction for the Democrats, and I don't think they can afford that for the 2012 election. Too much is at stake. This isn't about Weiner. It's about the agenda. It's about the liberal...

    06/07/2011 2:29:21 PM PDT · by JesseWatters · 276 replies · 1+ views ^ | June 7 | Staff
    Wait until the wife reads this! Just when you didn't think it could get worse, new X-rated text messages were made public today where Rep. Anthony Weiner got down and dirty with one of the women he had befriended on Facebook -- even telling her that he was prepared to travel to Nevada to bed her. In a series of dirty chat messages dating back to Sept. 17, 2010, the kinky Weiner wrote to 40-year-old Lisa Weiss -- a Nevada blackjack dealer who went back and forth with Weiner on Facebook for more than a year -- that he was...
  • Reid to Weiner: 'Call somebody else'

    06/07/2011 1:11:15 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 33 replies
    Reid to Weiner: 'Call somebody else' mug.cnnpolitics By: CNN Political Unit Washington (CNN) – Senate Majority Leader Sen. Harry Reid gave embattled Rep. Anthony Weiner no love on Capitol Hill Tuesday. "I know Congressman Weiner and I wish there was some way I can defend him, but I can't. OK?" Reid said. And then there was this exchange with reporters: Q: You didn't say whether you thought Congressman Weiner should resign. Reid: I'm not here to defend Weiner. Q: What do you think he should do? Reid: That's all I'm going to say. Q: Senator Reid, what advice would you...
  • (Democrat) Anthony Weiner 'used congressional phone' for sex chat with blackjack dealer

    06/07/2011 2:58:55 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 50 replies
    the telegraph ^ | 6/7/2011 | By Jon Swaine
    Anthony Weiner, the US congressman who lied about lewd online exchanges with female admirers, was mired in further controversy on Tuesday, as women alleged he used his office to carry out the affairs. The married New York Democrat was under intense pressure as the reason he gave for not resigning – that he kept the sexual messages and pictures separate from his work – was challenged. A Las Vegas Blackjack dealer claimed he had called her for phone sex from a congressional line, while a pornographic actress alleged he offered to have someone from his "team" help her prepare misleading...
  • Iowahawk: Weinermandius

    06/07/2011 9:19:43 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 34 replies
    Iowahawk | June 7, 2011 | David Burge
    Alas, it appears now that no one will be cashing in on my Weiner Hacker bounty. To reflect on this solemn occasion, I would like to offer a bit of poetry (with apologies to Percy Bysshe Shelley).Continued