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Tuesday, July 30, 2013

So let's just get the Weiner out of the way

Can there ever have been a better target for political derision than Anthony Weiner, who lost one position because of sexting, and couldn't even give it up long enough to get elected to another one.  But now, in addition to being a big red circle for wags like me and Al Penwasser, he has become the whipping boy for the liberal establishment as well.  For example:

In a “Today” appearance Monday morning, NBC Chief Foreign Affairs Correspondent Andrea Mitchell said, "This is getting to the point where it is really splashing up against the Clintons because it's almost unavoidable that people are making comparisons."
Which is a bit amusing to me that someone else's sex scandal has to "wash up" on Bill Clinton, who is more the debris than the shoreline on this one.  Like I saw on FB today:

Next up, California babe Nancy Pelosi:

Last week, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said, "The conduct of some of these people that we're talking about here is reprehensible, is so disrespectful of women."But, I thought everything was okay as long as you supported her right to have an abortion?  I guess that's a no when you start to "splash onto"  Hillary's upcoming Presidential bid.  One thing I can honestly say I like about Barak Obama- we haven't heard any stories about HIM dashing around DC with his zipper down.  Next up, chief White House reputational assassin, David Axelrod.

On Sunday's “Meet the Press,” David Axelrod, former senior adviser to President Obama, said of Weiner, "He is not going to be the next mayor of New York, he is wasting time and space."And if anyone should be an expert on wasting time and space (just as Pelosi is a senior fellow at Reprehensible U.), it's Axelrod.  And finally, a comment on the other "big Democrat sex scandal"- that of San Diego mayor "Groping Bob" Filner, from the patron saint of battle axes:

Sen. Dianne Feinstein on CNN's “State of the Union” was equally critical of San Diego Mayor Bob Filner. "I don't think that somebody who is lacking a moral compass really sets a role model or really will provide the kind of leadership that San Diegans want,"
Fine words from a woman whose moral compass always points $outh.

More entertaining fun will be had at Weiner's expense by the minor league Richmond Flying Squirrels (isn't that appropriate?) who will be selling Weiners, er, wieners, for a dollar at "Salute to Scandal" night.

The team says fans also can enter a contest by tweeting photos during the game showing how they are enjoying their hot dogs.


I did get a response from Professional Web (remember, the guys who gave blog-spammer thetaoofbadass a website, I mentioned a couple posts back?) about the sites that they cater to. 


As per our investigation we have not been able to identify any incidents of abuse originating from the domain name ''.

If you feel that the domain name is involved in illicit activities such as spamming, you may update us with the mail headers and we shall do the needful.

Alternately, you may also get in touch with the Registrar on record and file a complaint at their end. Please note that we will not be able to take any sort of action on a domain name without sufficient evidence supporting your claim.

Feel free to get in touch with us in case of any further queries.

Abuse Mitigation Team
.PW Registry

Actually, I DID tell you that the domain name was spamming.  Am I to believe you'd be any more attentive the second time?

Speaking of spammers, The are getting just about as lazy as the rest of society.  A while back, I got one based on a true story- a British woman, dying of some disease, was giving away her fortune through certain means- and scammers took the story and made it their own.  But I guess after a while, you just lose interest in the story.  I got this yesterday, addressed to "dear":

I am Mrs. Grace Roberts, suffering from cancerous ailment. I am named as the beneficiary of a trust fund worth Thirty Five Million Pounds
(35,000,000.00 GBP).

A good attempt, except for leaving out the part about dying in such and such time... or that you're intending to give away the money...or what I should be emailing you about...

And a story on shows that it isn't just out-of-country scammers at their busy little computers involved in these shenanigans...

KOSCIUSKO COUNTY, Ind. (WANE)  Two women have been arrested and are facing felony charges for their alleged involvement in a "Nigerian Scam."
Desiree Starlette Blackburn, 20, and Barbara Ickes, 39, of Harvard, Illinois, face felony charges for being involved in a large scale check scam, according to the Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Department
A resident recently contacted detectives when he believed he was being "scammed." Officers looked into the fraudulent check and discovered it was part of an international scam. They were able to trace the check itself back to Ickes in Illinois.
Officers found a check-printing machine with fake banking institutions at Ickes' place along with a list of possible victims.
After speaking with Ickes, detectives believed Blackburn was also involved.
The two allegedly began forwarding money to a location in Nigeria in October 2012. Equipment and computers taken from the scene are still being analyzed by the Indiana State Police Cyber Crimes Unit. 
The United States Secret Service has also been contacted to determine if federal authorities will continue the investigation further.
Blackburn and Ickes have been preliminarily charged with felony corrupt business influence & control, as well as felony attempted theft. Ickes also faces a charge of felony forgery. Both were being held in the Kosciusko County Jail on $20,000 bonds.

So I guess that's how the money gets to Nigeria in the first place.


And I could wrap it up with the story of our walk, but there really wasn't much to say... other than, in light of our stories above, you'd think I wouldn't have to make this announcement, considering the dangers of ID theft, but...

JAMES FELIMON COOK, your BIRTH CERTIFICATE  can be found on the east side of North Clinton, between Walgreens and the medical park!

Oh, and there was a deer, keeping a watch on us from a distance:


  1. Weiner IS a weiner and i'm tired of hearing about him on TV!
    I love all your deer that you see regularly. This is a great picture.

    1. Once I decided to use the "distant landscape" feature...

  2. And I heard today that there's a Monica Lewinsky "Sex Tape." Bubba sure isn't taking this lying down, is he?
    I think he was actually sitting.
    BTW, Weiner stars in the next Captain Caption. The guy is just too easy.
    That's what she said.

    1. On the other hand (so to speak), if Weiner wins, maybe Bubba WILL run again...

  3. CWM:
    I'm SO tired of the Weinergate BS...I think Oscar Mayer should HIRE the mook, and MAKE him drive their Weinermobile...!
    AT least THERE would be truth in advertising, even IF Oscar Mayer stocks take a nose-dive.

    You found a BIRTH CERTIFICATE?
    (and did it have YESTERDAY'S daye on it?)
    Just curious.

    Stay safe up there.

    1. Y'know, Birth certificates just don't have a lot of info on 'em these days... I was gonna try to let him know, but it had like his name and the date it was issued. Period.