Your Friday Moment of Brooklyn

Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-NY) recently was featured in ESPN’s SportsCenter for an amazing catch in the annual Congressional Democrat v. Republican softball game, but yesterday’s performance on the House floor is even better.

The House Republicans were able to summon enough votes to defeat legislation that would provide medical care to 9/11 first responders and survivors who were sickened by the toxic stew of chemicals at the World Trade Center. Weiner called them out in style.

Update with a video of King and Weiner in a bitchslap on Fox after the jump. (HT Rptrcub)


T/J: Hey, straight male Stinquers, the few, the proud etc: I was in a meeting yesterday with Robin Wright. I had to struggle to keep my eyes off her. Woo hoo!! Is it true that she has broken up with Sean Penn?

@ManchuCandidate: I’ve now watched the video three times. My favorite part is when he screams at Peter King to sit down.

@Dodgerblue: It is true. She finally kicked his sorry ass out.

@Dodgerblue: He split up with her for the 9th time – he’s got a bit of a problem keeping it in his pants. Or that’s the story in the tabs. (it’s hard to keep straight who is doing the breaking up).
From the pictures I’ve seen of her, she’s aging nicely and isn’t doing the scary plastic surgery so many actresses go through (or she has a good surgeon). More importantly – did you manage to work the word inconceivable into the conversation?

Great juxtaposition of old crazee-eye Michelle Bachmann in the not-MSNBC ad with Weiner throwing down on video. It looks like he is banishing her to a nunnery (wait, that’s tonight’s play).

OK. So that’s one Democrat who’s decided to finally call them out on this shit. Where are the other 314?

@SanFranLefty: “You killed my father. Prepare to die.”

I so, so would love to see him get up again and cuss King the fuck out. We need more excitement in politics. We need… the House of Commons.

@TJ/ Jamie Sommers /TJ: There’s also Alan Grayson (D-FL), Lloyd Doggett (D-TX), and Kucinich. So there are at least four members of the Congressional Democrat with a Spine Caucus.

@SanFranLefty: I will accept Doggett and Kucinich. But I still have reservations about Grayson (so much so I had to put him in a different, incomplete sentence). I continue to harbor suspicions that he’s all publicity stunt hat and no rational discourse cattle.

@TJ/ Jamie Sommers /TJ:

I think well of my congresscritter – Barbara Lee.


Right? Needs more vulgarity though:

Fuck you guys! JUST FUCK YOU, REPUBLICAN ASSHOLES! And here’s a shout out to you, Bachmann, you meth-eyed fame whore! SPECIAL FUCK YOUS TO YOU, crazee bitch!

@Walking Still: Wasn’t she the only one to vote against going to war in Afghanistan? She’s a good egg. I like Lynn Woolsey too.

@TJ/ Jamie Sommers /TJ: I hear you on Grayson. He’s fun to watch, though.

Apparently this was not the end of it, as TPM recounts a live shouting match between Weiner & Douchebag, on Fox, while inside the Capitol, just one foot away from each other.

@TJ/ Jamie Sommers /TJ: As did Batman, although he trained Grayson to eventually don the cape and cowl. Steamed, Grayson left Gotham and set himself up as Nightwing. Dude is a member of Congress by day, masked crime fighter by night. Don’t underestimate him, though. He is expected to eventually become The Batman at some point. Way to go, Robin.

@rptrcub: Oh holy shit, I think I need to update this post with that gem. It’s a wonder Weiner didn’t suckerpunch King.

@TJ/ Jamie Sommers /TJ: @SanFranLefty: Perhaps his theatricality has something to do with representing Disney World?

@SanFranLefty: @rptrcub: Okay, that’s it: nose and name notwithstanding, I’d do our boy Tony.

Now it’s back to Cuba for mas medicinas.

@SanFranLefty: You could tell that, on the House floor, he was having a hard time saying “gentleman” instead of “asshole.”

@redmanlaw: All they need to do is join the Church of Latter Day Magic Underwear ; three ways for everyone!

However, this might screw up Mitt’s chance to be Talibunny’s VP. An all Mormon ticket might make the Repug’s heads explode.

@redmanlaw: Bwaaaa-hahahahahaha!

My favorite part:

A source says that Johnston claims the baby isn’t his, but that, “Levi is one of three possible fathers who were with Lanesia during the probable week of conception.”

I’m still waiting for Kathy Griffin to announce her pregnancy by Levi.

@SanFranLefty: Levi’s Johnson declined to comment. “My work speaks for itself,” it said through a handler in Levi’s camp. Levi’s stick was on the ice as of deadline and did not return calls for comment.

@SanFranLefty: The more the merrier. Three man/boys, Bristol and Lanesia is a better balance than the typical one geezer, 713 girls/women.

Time for a reality show?

It’s After Dark somewhere on this planet.

Wis. Senate candidate wavers on sale of BP stock

MADISON, Wis. AP — Republican Senate candidate Ron Johnson said Monday he hasn’t decided whether to sell his BP stock, two weeks after he told reporters he would get rid of it.

Financial disclosure forms show the Oshkosh manufacturer owns between $116,000 and $315,000 in BP ( BP – news – people ) stock. On July 9, his campaign said he would move his investments into a blind trust.

Then after a campaign rally days later, Johnson told reporters he planned to sell the BP PLC stock to help finance his campaign against Democratic Sen. Russ Feingold. Monday, he said the sale wasn’t certain.

@redmanlaw: I was just thinking that I chose the wrong day/week/month to be on Eastern Stinque Time.

ADD: The TPM vid update is teh awesome! “Weiner gets hard”, “Weiner yearns for up or down, up or down, up or down” – the headlinesjunior high school jokes virtually write themselves.

And when did Peter King stop writing about Murrican football for SI, anyway?

ADD 2: A. Weiner as Mike D is a mash-up just waiting to happen.

@Nabisco: MCA has my heart and my birthday! Well, I guess I have his, him being two years older and all.

@SanFranLefty: I think he might have if he had seen King giving him the stink eye behind his back.

I thought that anchor dude was gonna give us an “oh snap!” when Weiner made that remark about the GOP’s “cracker jack” organization they’re running. Instead, he just opted for a soft “ooh” and an o-face.

@TJ/ Jamie Sommers /TJ: It looked like Weiner was having a hard time not cracking up when he talked about the “cracker jack” organization and “Peter King’s whip skills” – FSM knows I was cracking up.

@Walking Still:
A related rant/thought:
Why is it that everyone associated with the Palins in Alaska have fucked up names? Obvs their five four kids and the two babies, then there’s Levi and Mercede Johnston…

Lanesia sounds like a pharmaceutical company’s name for an anti-depressant or blood pressure medicine.

I wonder if she pronounces it Luh-NEE-shu or maybe she’s going for the classy pronunciation of Lah-nay-see-a.

@SanFranLefty: You know what kills me? I used to spend too much a lot of time hanging with the ex-mos, and they have completely wacky ways of pronouncing words that are kinda common, and they have some bizarro names (not like I should talk, but I will).

So, the first officer/commissioned rank in the USN is an “Ensign” which is also another name for Old Glory. We pronounce it “IN-sin.” Cool. Cool. Well, in MoMo land, they have a church publication called The Ensign, but they pronounce it the “In-SIGN.” O_o Crazy.

And names of places get the weirdo treatment, too. JS, Jr. traipsed through PA before he was martyred died in a jail break attempt in Nauvoo, IL (he had destroyed someone’s printing press who exposed his then unknown polygamy). Anyhoo, he (or maybe Brigham Young) came up with this weird ass alphabet called “Deseret” which is also the name of the LSD-run UT newspaper. Um. Okay. Jos. Smith, Jr. passed through Lehigh, PA and there’s a character named Lehi in the Book of Bullshit Book of Mormon.

Meh. And “Moroni” isn’t pronounced “More-OWN-ee”; it’s pronounced, “More-OWN-i.” Crazy shit like that and BoM and Book of Abraham, “Reformed Egyptian”and all that ridiculousness.

Wanna learn Deseret? Damn, can’t find the online translator. Moar beer!

@SanFranLefty: RIGHT!

ADD: I don’t know if you had any MoMos or ExMos in your class, but in my class, the TBMs (True Blue Mormons) were dudes with kids, and the exmos were all women. No TBM women at school. I found that fascinating.

ADDD: One TBM lived across the way from me, and he had one of those bullshit Prop Whatever Protect Marriage lawn signs in his window — the precurser to Prop H8. I thought about breaking his window and stealing his sign. But I just thought about it. Every. Fucking. Day.

@JNOV: I grew up with a bunch of MoMos because one of the two or three Mormon churches in the city was four blocks from my elementary school.

Oh and no TBM women in my class at law school, just men. No (out) ExMos.

@SanFranLefty: One out exmo who was gone when you got there, and one was in my class. ::sigh:: I was friends, I thought, with one TBM dude in my class until I realized how just FUCKING RACIST the BoM is. I mean, my skin is supposed to turn “white and delightsome” if I convert? I’m a fucking Lamanite, one of the lost tribes of Israel? (The rest live in the hollow Earth.). And I’m a Seed of Cain/Bigfoot (seriously). Not saying that one woo is necessarily worse than another, but, I mean, wow.

Wish he was my congresscritter – was it Benedick who said Nadler never answered his questions?

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