As opposed to, you know, the spoiled brats who want their poor choices subsidized by people they scorn.
Category Archives: Hypocrisy
Jay Carney claims he never lies in his capacity as Press Secretary to the Obama Administration.
Pants on fire, I say!
I’ve already pointed out how very unlikely it is that Carney knows, as he claimed, three women named Hilary Rosen. You can check out many more examples of Carney’s questionable brand of truthfulness here.
See update below.
Consider the irony of a man who would freak out if anyone were to dare to judge his sexual behavior…judging the sexual behavior of others and casually tossing out sexual slurs as if there would be no consequences. (And judging from the other bar patrons, there would have been none had Bristol not chosen to respond.)
More on this from The Other McCain.
Update 1: Ace and I, we’re on the same page. Yeah, we’re tight.
So it seems this loser has issued an apology, spoken like the true lawyer he is; all the right words, no real sense of human emotion. The Blaze thinks he bucked under media pressure; I think his mother got on YouTube.
Also, Bristol has something to say about the matter.
Could it be any more ironic that Patty Murray was named as co-chair of the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction? If there was ever anyone in Washington, D.C. who loved to spend other people’s money more than Murray, I can’t think who it might be. Ted Kennedy, maybe.
People were calling for her to resign her position as Chairman of the DSCC practically within minutes of her new appointment. Not just people on the right, either. Of course, she didn’t resign because being liberal means never having to feel as though anything you do is wrong, because what you say is so right.
As one of Murray’s lucky constituents, I’m regularly treated to her delightful e-mail communications. Today’s was positively schizophrenic. With a subject line of “Joint Select Committe on Deficit Reduction,” she discussed not only her commitment to (1) reducing the deficit but also to (2) her lastest piece of legislation, the “Workforce Investment Act.”
Yep, she went there…Patty is committed to spending money on a new program! Really committed as in she’s fighting to get it passed. She’s also sponsoring “career pathways legislation.” Now I don’t know for sure but I’m going to guess that career pathways legislation isn’t free either. The only hope taxpayers have that Patty won’t be successful in picking their pockets yet again is the abysmal success rate of legislation she sponsors.
But looking at the big picture, if she doesn’t understand the irony of this e-mail, I’m not holding out any hope that she’ll take a serious look at real budget cuts.
From Murray’s e-mail:
Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction
I am deeply humbled that Leader Reid asked me to serve as co-chair of the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction. It is so important that we address the critical issues facing our nation and work together to find solutions for our budget, our economy and our country. In a time when millions of Americans are struggling to make ends meet, this Committee needs to work together to report out a balanced and bipartisan plan with the shared sacrifices this moment calls for. I will be working hard on this over the next few months, and I welcome your input and thoughts as we move through this process.
Addressing Our Country’s “Skills Gap”
Over the past two weeks I toured local businesses throughout Washington state and discussed my efforts to give local workers the skills they need to fill local jobs. I talked about the Workforce Investment Act that I’m fighting hard to pass, which is critical to retraining workers, including those who have recently been laid off. I also talked about my career pathways legislation that would help young people in high school get skills training, as well as other efforts to get workers the skills and training they need to move into
21 st century careers.
According to a report released by the Washington State Employment Security Department, statewide job openings were up 31% last fall compared to a year earlier and there are an estimated 41,889 vacant positions. It is more important than ever that we fight to fill these jobs with people who are struggling in these tough economic times. Touring these local facilities provided me with a first-hand look at some of the skills and experience that potential workers would need for local jobs.
It’s truly astonishing how far the press will go to spin the #weinergate story in their beloved Weiner’s favor. In this one, Richard Cohen of the Washington Post likens being a Christian to being a pervert and suffering the consequences of your own actions to being fed to lions because of your religion.
According to Barbara Walters, Sarah Palin’s bus tour of U.S. historic sites is as ethically questionable as Anthony Weiner’s digital indiscretions. You know it’s bad when Joy Behar feels compelled to defend Palin.
Oh, Barbara, how low you’ve fallen.
The line to apologize to Andrew Breitbart forms on the left at Legal Insurrection.
My overall impression, to quote Col. Jack O’Neill, is, “That boy can really grovel if he has to.” While Weiner seemed genuinely sorry for having hurt his wife and family, his apology was, as they say, a day late and a dollar short.
A Day (or a week, rather) Late
Like all apologies made under duress, Rep. Weiner’s would have carried more weight and seemed more genuine a week ago last Friday. Instead, while knowing the truth, he allowed Andrew Breitbart to be libeled (and here plus many others) and “Dan Wolfe,” aka @patriotusa76 (account now deleted, can you blame him?) to be threatened. That’s the act of a cowardly man and an ethically challenged man. I’m sorry if that seems harsh but I can’t think of any other way to say it so there it is.
A Dollar Short
Weiner made repeated references to having made “mistakes” and having “personal weaknesses.” I don’t know about you, but where I come from, a mistake is dialing the wrong phone number and a personal weakness is being overly fond of doughnuts. Transmitting unsolicted, raunchy photographs of oneself to women young enough to be one’s daughters is sick, sick sick. That it’s become common makes it no less so. So while Rep. Weiner claimed repeatedly that he was sorry, by denying the seriousness of his actions, his apology is diminished.
Note to Rep. Weiner: Saying “I’m apologetic” isn’t the same as apologizing. Just so you know.
Weiner claims he wasn’t drinking when he sent the raunchy photos. I don’t know…I think this makes it worse for me.
If we’re to believe Weiner’s statement today – and there’s no reason we should; the man is an admitted liar – he told his then-fiancee about his propensity for texting/tweeting/whatever photos of himself to women he’d met online. I feel badly for her but she should have seen this coming. And for the love of God, women, use your brains when you’re choosing a mate. Please.
Anthony Weiner doesn’t have the judgment required to be an entry-level employee at Dunder Mifflin but can be elected to the United States House of Representatives. God help us all.
Update: Thanks to Dan Collins at POWIP for the link…check it out, it’s one-stop shopping for #weinergate updates.
I can state with certitude that should anyone ever hack into my Twitter account and tweet a risque photo of a 50-something woman, it will not be me. Yes, I’ve looked into my crystal ball and I know for a fact – that’s with certitude – that the picture will not be of me, manipulated, taken out of context or otherwise.
Just kidding! Kidding about looking into the future, that is, not kidding about the picture; that part’s true. How do I know? Because I don’t keep photos of myself in my underwear lying about where they could be picked and subsequently made public. For the record, I don’t have any photos like that kept under lock and key, either. I’d like to think that I’m not alone in that.