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Oh great, now we all have to go to prison. Thanks, Alec.


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alec baldwin apologyVia MSNBC :

I would like to address the comments I made this past week.

I did not intend to hurt or offend anyone with my choice of words, but clearly I have – and for that I am deeply sorry. Words are important. I understand that, and will choose mine with great care going forward. What I said and did this week, as I was trying to protect my family, was offensive and unacceptable. Behavior like this undermines hard-fought rights that I vigorously support. I understand “Up Late” will be taken off the schedule for tonight and next week.

I want to apologize to my loyal fans and to my colleagues at msnbc – both for my actions and for distracting from their good work. Again, please accept my apology.

To be honest, I didn't think Alec Baldwin's show on MSNBC would last, and to be honest squared, this is about how long I figured it would stay on the air. I'm surprised he's only going to be off the schedule for two weeks.


Alec Baldwin's new weekly MSNBC talk show was suspended for two episodes after the actor was videotaped using an anti-gay epithet against a photographer during a New York street encounter. [...]

... Baldwin reportedly lost his cool again Friday when a reporter for a New York TV channel asked about the [stalker] trial and, according to, Baldwin called him "dumb."

Baldwin has had well-publicized issues like this before, so nobody is surprised. It's really a shame, because he's talented, hilarious, and bright. None of that excuses his behavior in the least, nor was it an attempt to. Just lamenting out loud.

Anyway, thanks a bunch, Alec. Because of you, we're right back to this:


UPDATED VIDEO: Includes racist remark about Huma Abedin. Anthony Weiner explodes at voter.


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This is the original post. The updated and corrected version is below.

Weiner must really want to lose this election, because he has gone out of his way, repeatedly, to shout down and/or belittle voters who dare to challenge his infamous Carlos Danger Moments.

This video was shot by a correspondent for Yeshiva World News at a bakery in Brooklyn:

The Hill has the story:

Former Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y.) berated a Jewish constituent on Wednesday after the man accused him of being a "deviant" and said he should not be running in New York's mayoral race.

The tense shouting match occurred as polls show Weiner's campaign floundering less than a week before the Sept. 10 Democratic primary election.

Well, I guess if there's nothing left to lose...

Here are some highlights:


“You’re a bad example for the people."

"You’re behavior is deviant. It’s not normal behavior.”

“How could you do this to your wife?”


“You’re a perfect person? You’re my judge?”

“What rabbi told you that you’re my judge?”

“By the way, I have fought very hard for this community and have delivered more than you will in your entire life."

This particular "clever" comeback by Weiner got my attention:

"Where do you get the morality to judge me?"

Seriously, Carlos?

UPDATE and CORRECTION! I was unaware of the segment that was missing in which the voter made a vile, racist comment. My apologies!

Voter to Weiner:

"Married to an Arab..."

Via Global Grind:

Turns out Anthony Weiner wasn’t just screaming at a Jewish voter in NYC because the dude thought he was disgusting. According to this video, which his camp posted on Vimeo, the voter was upset with Weiner because he married an Arab woman, Huma Abedin.


Source-- John McCain on economic inequality: "I don't care, nobody cares."



One of my Twitter pals, @rousseau_ist, surprised me with this tweet today in response to my post John McCain’s Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Joke:

"I ran into McCain at the Alfalfa Club a week Saturday. I can affirm, he is still crusty”

...followed by this:

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I'msorrywhat? I thought maybe it was a joke, so I asked, "Seriously?"

Via an email from Rousseau, with permission:

The Alfalfa Club dinner was a big deal with Occupy DC, last year. There were young protesters dancing naked in the streets for the 2012 gathering.

This year, there were four representatives from Anonymous and a handful of independent journalists from the DC Media Group. When Sen. McCain came out with 3 or 4 of his friends/bodyguards, some were yelling about economic inequality.

I ran up in front of him and asked, "Sen. McCain, what your your thoughts on the current state of economic inequality?". His response was, "I don't care, nobody cares." 2 or 3 of the people walking with him echoed "Yeah, nobody cares" like a bunch of 'yes men'. All of them grunting in agreement.

I have photos of Joe Leiberman, Gen. Colin Powell, Andrea Mitchell, Alan Greenspan, and more. Unfortunately, the quality of the McCain photo is the worst of the bunch because they were moving to fast. Oh, wait... no Rep. Paul Ryan's photo came out worse then McCain because Ryan dove into his car and sped out of the parking lot like it was a drag race.

Via @rousseau_ist

Via @rousseau_ist


Paul Ryan photo via @rousseau_ist

Paul Ryan photo via @rousseau_ist

Cranky McLowbrow strikes again. Honestly, the next time someone tells me they used to think he was pretty decent guy, but gee, he's changed, I'll scream. Or I'll simply remind them for the umpteenth time about the Keating Five, his infidelity while his wives were either sick or disabled, and his recurring anger issues.

UPDATE: If you're like me, you weren't familiar with the Alfalfa Club. According to Wiki:

The Alfalfa Club is a Washington, D.C. social organization that exists only to hold an annual banquet on the last Saturday of January.[2] The club's membership, which numbers about 200, is composed primarily of American politicians and influential members of the United States business community, and has included several Presidents of the United States. The group's name is a reference to the plant's supposed willingness to do anything for a drink.[2]

The president is usually asked to deliver remarks at the dinner. President George W. Bush spoke at the Alfalfa Dinner each year of his presidency;[3] the Alfalfa Club was one of only three clubs that his father, George H. W. Bush, was a member of as president.[4] [...]

The club was founded in 1913 and its function was to celebrate the birthday of Confederate Civil War General Robert E. Lee; it did not admit blacks until 1974, or women until 1994.[2] In 2009, President Barack Obama spoke at the club's annual dinner, saying "this dinner began almost one hundred years ago as a way to celebrate the birthday of General Robert E. Lee. If he were here with us tonight, the General would be 202 years old. And very confused."[6]

In 1986, William H. Rehnquist's membership in the club became the subject of discussion in a Senate Judiciary hearing after Rehnquist was nominated to be Chief Justice. He described the club as one that "met once a year to listen to patriotic music and 'hear some funny political speeches'" and said "he did not think his membership in such a once-a-year group violated the canons of judicial ethics."[8] [...]

In 1994, the club admitted its first women members—Sandra Day O'Connor, Elizabeth Dole, and Katharine Graham (whose father had also been a member[9])—in response to a 1993 boycott by President Bill Clinton.[10] Clinton's boycott had been the first by a U.S. president since Jimmy Carter.[10]

During the 2012 dinner, protesters from Occupy D.C. gathered outside the building to protest the meeting of government and business literally behind closed doors.[11][12]


VIDEO: Sen. Bob Corker wonders about Chuck Hagel's "overall temperament... numbers of staffers coming forth now"


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Via ABC.

Has anyone else ever heard anything about Chuck Hagel's temperament before today? This is the first I've gotten wind of the issue, and from the way George Stephanopoulos responded, he was surprised, too. But on “This Week,” GOP Sen. Bob Corker, ranking member of the Foreign Relations Committee, seemed to think we should be concerned about it:

"... Just his overall temperament and is he suited to run a department or a big agency or a big entity like the Pentagon."

"I think there are numbers of staffers who are coming forth now just talking about the way he has dealt with them. I have, certainly questions, about a lot of things.”

However, despite the alleged complaints from staffers, Corker doesn't necessarily feel this could disqualify Chuck Hagel.

He went on to say:

“I begin all of these confirmation processes with an open mind.  I did have a good relationship with him.  I had a good conversation with him this week.  But I think this is one where people are going to be listening to what he has to say, me in particular … especially some of the positions he’s taken generally speaking about our nuclear posture.”

Has Bob Corker ever wondered aloud about fellow Senator John McCain's "temperament"? Just asking.