Free for All: 06/07/11

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34 Responses to “Free for All: 06/07/11”

  1. missy5537 Says:

    Another day, another Weiner thread?

    Anyway, FOX NEWS ALERT – I actually agree w/Ed Schultz:

    Basically, he’s stating that Weiner’s taking “full responsibility” isn’t the case at all, especially since, by keeping his job, he’s suffered absolutely no consequences to what he did. O’Reilly said the same thing, but coming from a lib like Schultz, this is a big deal!

    And that witch Pelosi, the “swamp drainer”, is calling for an investigation? Why? Weiner came out and spilled his guts about the whole thing, so what’s to investigate? We already know he did some of this using Congressional resources. So what’s to investigate? She’s just hoping time will elapse and that the whole thing will blow over, so to speak.

  2. joeremi Says:

    I don’t agree with Ed because I don’t think what consenting adults do with each other has anything to do with a Congressman’s day job. If they weren’t all adults, well..that’s a problem, which may be what Pelosi is worried about.

    But I don’t think that’s her goal. She’s putting the screws to Weiner in the hopes that Ed gets his wish. The Dems are headed towards an election with an economy that refuses to recover, and there are disturbing signs that it won’t..that this is “the new normal”. The last thing they need is an ongoing “the latest girl named” in the news every day.

  3. laura l Says:

    It’s ‘the new normal’ as long as Obama is in charge. Having said that, only a politician could take the words ‘taking full responsibility’ and render them utterly meaningless. It’s a code-phrase they all use, and it basically means ”Ya got me, now leave me alone with my job and pension intact.”

  4. joeremi Says:

    It’s ‘the new normal’ as long as Obama is in charge.

    That implies a belief that this mess is temporary. I hope you’re right..

  5. lonestar77 Says:

    I wouldn’t be allowed to do what Weiner did from my workplace & he shouldn’t either. Schultz has it right.

    I still can’t believe how incredibly stupid these people are. If you send a picture of yourself to random strangers, and you’re famous, they are going to become public. It’s not rocket science. I don’t need a fancy education to tell me that. It proves what I’ve thought for a long time. These people aren’t special & they aren’t incredibly bright. Going to fancy schools & using big words doesn’t make you intelligent. Sending pictures of yourself out over the internet proves your stupidity.

  6. Josh Kaib Says:


    Looks like he’s turning “Insider Extreme” into GBTV. Two hours of “TV” from 5-7. Beck will be doing 5 hours a day now. Yikes, that’s a lot.

  7. laura l Says:

    Is there commercials with that? An ‘hour’ of TV is 45. Two hours is a lot.

  8. joeremi Says:

    Sending pictures of yourself out over the internet proves your stupidity.

    That’s the part that utterly bewilders me. “Let’s see, there’s not a chance that chicks like this, but I’m gonna do it anyway, in spite of the fact I’m famous and will surely get caught.” As Dr. Phil would say, how’s that workin’ out for ya..?

  9. laura l Says:

    And then he says it was ‘part of a joke’. I think that was the only lie he told in the presser. I’ve heard and seen a lot of ‘jokes’ in my life, but none of them were abbreviated with imminently-useful body-parts.

  10. savefarris Says:

    To me, an interesting question (cable news wise) is how Rachel Maddow feels about being used by Weiner to spread propaganda. She was one of the first to interview him after the scandal broke. (Go back and re-watch it. She comes off as EMBARRASSINGLY naive.)

    Weiner sought her out knowing that she couldn’t/wouldn’t call him out on his obvious lies. Speaks pretty loudly about what Weiner thinks of Maddow’s journalistic credability, an opinion confirmed by her performance.

    She didn’t comment about that angle last night. Will she ever?

  11. laura l Says:

    ”He lied to me and I wanted to believe it” doesn’t work so well as a sign-off.

  12. joeremi Says:

    She was not “one of the first”. That was near the end of a very long day that started with BSing Luke Russert. She was not kind to Weiner last night.

  13. lonestar77 Says:

    “That’s the part that utterly bewilders me.”

    They are incredibly delusional. They think the rules don’t apply to them. They feel they’re above the law. They think they can talk their way out of any scenario. They somehow believe they’ll never get caught. They don’t care about how what they’re doing will affect those around them.
    How can you not know that your transgressions will be magnified by a factor of a 1,000?

  14. lonestar77 Says:

    The more I think about some of the things Weiner said, the more irritating it is. He actually blamed the controversy on his name, saying he’s an easy target.

    He used to be one of my favorite congresspeople, maybe that’s why it irks me even more.

  15. joeremi Says:

    He joked about his name at the Correspondent’s Dinner. It was an easy fallback for The Big Lie Tour. I’m very surprised to hear that you liked him.

  16. joeremi Says:

    Weiner is toast within a week. He’s been abandoned by the Dems, and MSNBC is wall-to-wall Weiner with a graphic of six boxes, two of them filled, the other four with a ? mark in them. Tic tic..

  17. savefarris Says:

    “She was not kind to Weiner last night.”

    She spent 12 of the first 15 minutes last night talking about every sex scandal BUT Weiner. And when she did, she rated it on her Creepy/Prosecutable scale pretty favorably. All while litterally waving a clown hand on a stick as a distraction.

    Especially compared to an hour later when Big Ed let loose the big guns.

  18. mlong5000 Says:

    Jon Stewart was just as bad in discussing Weinet as Madcow but of course he’ll resort to “I’m just a comedian” excuse to say he shouldn’t be held to the same standards as a reporter;;the same s\excuse he uses everytime he less than stellar in his “reporting”..of course when he dose reporting than everyone loves he then the next Cronkite.

  19. missy5537 Says:

    “‘taking full responsibility’ and render them utterly meaningless. It’s a code-phrase they all use, and it basically means ”Ya got me, now leave me alone with my job and pension intact.””

    Laura, very well stated.

    And “save farris”, what has been Rachel’s response, if any, since the presser yesterday? She’s too smarmy for me to watch, even for a second!

  20. joeremi Says:

    Oopse. Hardball started and Chris can be heard shoutng “Don’t come to me!” The music played for a few seconds, then cut to a commercial.

  21. savefarris Says:

    I smell a new edition of “Hazards of Live TV” in our future!

  22. joeremi Says:

    Oh great, now Chris Matthews is reading “sexts” from Weiner, and talking to the very young Alex Wagner about it. Enough already.

  23. joeremi Says:

    Dana Milbank: ” Thanks, Chris, I love it when you talk dirty.” HA!

  24. joeremi Says:

    Ed Rollins is working for Michele Bachmann, and Chrissy agrees with me that she’ll run, and do well. Us Dems better pray Palin runs, ’cause if she doesn’t and all the Pretty Brunette Tea Party supporters go to Bachmann..we’re screwed.

  25. lonestar77 Says:

    “I’m very surprised to hear that you liked him.”

    I started liking him less as he was always condescending towards Megyn Kelly, especially, but most at FNC. But, before that, he was one of my favorites. Another favorite is Kucinich. I don’t agree with either one on much but I think they both absolutely believe what they say. Any politician who stands up for what he/she believes is okay by me. Too many of them shift with the winds and are complete phonies.

  26. jackyboy Says:


    Oh boy 2012 is going to be fun.


    Will this thing ever end?

  27. joeremi Says:

    I hear ya, LS…that’s what I like about Rand Paul. He’s crazy, but he believes that stuff, and will keep losing elections to prove it. 😉

  28. joeremi Says:

    Sorry, I meant Ron Paul. Rand is a little less with The Crazy.

  29. stevemg Says:

    Ugh, the White House failed to commemorate D-Day yesterday.

    No announcement, no press release or written statement, nothing.

    Not good.

    Really, not good at all.

  30. savefarris Says:

    Could have been worse steve:

    can you imagine if they had moved the state dinner for Merkel up a night?

  31. mlong5000 Says:

    Well the level of hate for Sara Palin is getting even higher..”Comedian” Chris Titus on The Adam Carolla Show podcast said if Palin was elected President…” I am going to hang out on the grassy knoll all the time, just loaded and ready — because you know what? It’s for my country. It’s for my country. If I got to sacrifice myself, it’s for my country.”

    What do you think would happen to anyone who would make “jokes “about killing Obama a visit from the Secret Service for one thing and open scorn from everyone else.

    But this dose goes back to the fact that you can say things about Conservatives and Republicans that you could never say about Libs and Dems.

  32. joeremi Says:

    I give comedians much leeway to be offensive douchebags ’cause that’s part of the gig, and half the time nobody knows who they are, anyway. Chris Titus falls into the “who?” category, but assassination isn’t funny. He should apologize, and the better known Adam Carolla should back it up.

  33. joeremi Says:

    Wait..Weiner is 46!? Uhh..I thought he was at least 10 years younger than that. That makes the college girl, and the 26-year-old on ABC, look a lot younger. He’s almost my age, and there ain’t no way that’s acceptable. To hell with him. Resign.

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