Monthly Archives: May 2011

Anthony Weiner’s Hard Times

Originally posted at The Right Wing Blog (of which I am Editor-in-Chief)

Congressman Anthony Weiner of New York is having a hard time.  You may have seen this photo:

This is the header from the "Weiner Facts" website. This is not the photo of Rep. Weiner's wiener, but of Weiner as a wiener. For the wiener picture, try google images. This is not a pornographic site, but you can still get a thrill from visiting it.

Here’s The Daily Caller’s recent update on the scandal known as Weinergate:

Rep. Anthony Weiner refused to answer questions outside his Capitol Hill office about how a photo of an erect penis covered by boxer briefs ended up on his Twitter account over the weekend.

In a brief gaggle with reporters Tuesday, Weiner was asked directly if the photo was of him, but he refused to say.

“I’m not going to talk about this anymore,” the New York Democrat said. “I think if I was giving a speech to 45,000 people, and someone stood up and heckled in the back, I wouldn’t spend three days talking to him. I’m going to get back to the conversation I care about.”

The tweet, directed at a Washington State woman, was removed from Weiner’s Twitter account shortly after it was posted Friday. He later said his account was hacked.

Weiner, wearing a coat but no tie, gave a variation of the same answer to multiple questions, including why he hired a lawyer and hasn’t asked law enforcement to investigate his allegations of fraudulent access to his account.

“I’ve put out a couple statements over the last couple days. I would refer you to those to answer these questions. I understand you’re doing your job, but I’m going to go back to work,” Weiner said.

Asked by The Daily Caller if he’s concerned about the seriousness of someone hacking into his account, as has been alleged, Weiner only said: “I’m going to return to working on the things I care about.”

According to TheDC, Capitol Hill police “currently [have] no active investigation into claims by New York congressman Anthony Weiner that his Twitter and Facebook accounts were “hacked” this past Friday night.”

And meanwhile, fellow NYer Chuckie Schumer thinks Weiner is innocent, so I’m guessing he’s guilty.

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The GOP Special Election Screw Up

Originally posted at The Right Wing Blog:

Married Republican Christopher Lee was caught trying to meet women on Craigslist. He promptly resigned, making a special election in NY-26 necessary to fill the vacated seat. Republicans lost that special election on May 24th. (photo courtesy of Hollywood Grind)

Once again, the Republican party has lost a special election in New York.

You may recall the 2009 special election in NY’s 23rd congressional district, where the eleven Republican Party county chairs located in NY-23 chose Dede Scozzafava to be the GOP nominee.  Hardly distinguishable from a Democrat, Scozzafava dropped out when she was clearly going to finish third in a three-way race.

Rather than endorse the Conservative Party candidate, who gained endorsements from many prominent Republicans because he was more in line with the mainstream GOP platform, she endorsed the Democrat, confirming that she was, in fact, a RINO.  The Dem went on to win the election, giving Democrats a traditionally Republican seat that remains in their hands today.

But this isn’t the only Republican special election screw up.

Going back to January 2003, Republicans have lost 23 of the last 34 House special elections, including seven of the eight special elections in which party control of the seat changed. The exception: The May 2010 Hawaii special election, a rare Republican victory in Democratic territory.

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My Man Mitch Held Back By His Bitch

Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels, a man with a record of accomplishment in the private and public spheres, has announced that he won’t run for President.  Seen as a savor by many Republicans, young and old, insiders and outsiders alike, He would have been the perfect anti-Obama candidate.

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KaibCast Week in Review: 5/16-5/20

Four shows this past week (none from Wednesday).  All of them are awesome (just my honest opinion).

Monday’s KaibCast: 5/16/11

  • I can’t remember what I talked about.

Tuesday’s KaibCast: 5/17/11

  • Host Josh Kaib talks about the IMF (alleged) rapist, Newt Gingrich’s stupid campaign moves, and solutions to move education reform forward in the face of union opposition.

Thursday’s KaibCast: 5/19/11

  • Reaction to Obama’s Muslim/Israel speech.

Friday’s KaibCast: 5/20/11

  • More reaction to the Obama Middle East speech plus the promised segment on state nullification.

Below the fold, a link to my piece on Presidential announcements:

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Obama, Netanyahu, and the Prospect for Peace

Posted originally at The Right Wing Blog:

As I’m typing this, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and President Obama have just finished a joint press conference from the Oval Office.  Since President Obama’s bombshell pro-Palestinian call for Israel to revert to its pre-1967 borders, Netanyahu and his associates have made it clear that such a move would be geographic suicide, endangering Israel’s very existence.

The AP sums up the meeting “between friends”  as “showing no concrete progress.”  To put it bluntly, President Obama’s narcissism has kept him from admitting that his Thursday speech, meant to mollify Muslims, was rude at best and hostile at worst.

The Israeli leader said he would make some concessions but Israel will not go back to the lines from decades earlier because they would be “indefensible.”

For his part, Obama said that there were differences of formulations and language but that such disputes are going to happen “between friends.”

In other words, like with Obamacare, this is just a “communications error.”  Geez, these people are so clueless.

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KaibCast Week-in-Review 5/9-5/13

Topics on this week’s KaibCasts included Bin Laden’s pornography stash, people who shout “God is great” before going to the bathroom, Obama’s immigration demagoguery (I always have trouble spelling that word), Common’s White House poetry, Democrats’ gas price idiocy, and upcoming tax increases.  Check them all out (unless you hate America):

Friday’s KaibCast: 5/13/11

Thursday’s KaibCast: 5/12/11

Wednesday’s KaibCast: 5/11/11

Tuesday’s KaibCast: 5/10/11

Monday’s KaibCast: 5/9/11

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How to Get the Economy Moving Again

Rich Karlgaard, writing on his Forbes.com blog, has an excellent piece about how slow economic growth will destroy America.  I encourage you to read the whole piece, but this part is my favorite because it gives a road map for getting the economy moving again:

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