Anthony Weiner Has Some Advice For Michael Grimm: "Don't Do Interviews For A While"

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Following NY Rep. Michael Grimm's apology yesterday for threatening to break a reporter in half and throw him off a balcony, none other than former NY Rep. Anthony Weiner had some advice for the cantakerous congressman. Wring in the New York Daily News, Weiner began: "First, if you don’t want to talk about a scandal in which you’re embroiled, whatever that scandal may be, maybe it’s best that you don’t do interviews for a while..." but the snark and irony surges from there.


Weiner's New York Daily News Op-Ed advice begins...

First, if you don’t want to talk about a scandal in which you’re embroiled, whatever that scandal may be, maybe it’s best that you don’t do interviews for a while.


For that matter, you may not want to attend community meetings, visit your office or go a sporting event. Fact is, an investigation that’s hanging over your head is the kind of thing people might be curious about. People ask you about embarrassing stuff even when you want to talk about other things. Especially when you want to talk about other things.

But gets a little snarky...

Better yet, if you don’t want to talk about your fund-raising scandal, maybe just maybe don’t have one to begin with. I only know what I read in the papers about all this. (OK, maybe I know a bit more.) But it does seem like a lot of people are being investigated and indicted in connection with Mikey Suits’campaign.


I’ll leave it to the authorities who are probing this in New York, Washington, Texas and Israel to work out what happened, but it seems like we may be headed for another of those Nixon/Christie “mistakes were made” moments.

And then, in the irony of the decade (given Weiner's outrageous outbursts to his voters and reporters alike)...

If you ignore the first two rules, try answering the questions posed to you, calmly.



I know that “can you tell us about the status of the ethics investigation into you?” sounds like fighting words. But it can actually be an invitation to explain some of the messy doings that have swirled around you since nearly the moment you were elected.

Weiner concludes...

Bottom line, notwithstanding the fact that there are lousy reportersand that we all pay too much attention to scandals and not enough to all the people in public life who get up every day to do the best they can to do good work — the basic deal of representative government is this: The people who get elected have to be held accountable by the people who pay their salaries.


Sometimes that means getting a certificate of appreciation from the local Kiwanis Club, and sometimes it means having a reporter ask a question you don’t like. If you are living right, there are many many more of the former than the latter. But being an elected official is a high honor. You roll with the punches.




I did a terrible job following these rules. I did embarrassing things and made them so much worse by being dishonest about them.

So, people that live in glass houses shouldn't screw there?

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Thu, 01/30/2014 - 13:21 | 4384421 fonestar
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From men of letters to pervs and thugs.... stay classy America!

Thu, 01/30/2014 - 13:25 | 4384427 hedgeless_horseman
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Enjoy the cognitive dissonance...

The congressman's actions are NOT assault.

In common law, assault is the act of creating apprehension of an imminent harmful or offensive contact with a person.


An assault is carried out by a threat of bodily harm coupled with an
apparent, present ability to cause the harm. It is both a crime and a
tort and, therefore, may result in either criminal and/or civil
liability. Generally, the common law definition is the same in criminal
and tort law.

Campaign contributions are NOT bribery.

Bribery is an act of giving money or gift giving that alters the
behavior of the recipient. Bribery constitutes a crime and is defined by
Black's Law Dictionary as the offering, giving, receiving, or
soliciting of any item of value to influence the actions of an official
or other person in charge of a public or legal duty.

Thu, 01/30/2014 - 13:27 | 4384440 AlaricBalth
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Carlos Danger giving advice to Miguel Psycho. 

It should turn out quite well!!!

Thu, 01/30/2014 - 13:35 | 4384465 RSloane
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Perhaps like Jessie Jackson, Carlos Danger can make a new name for himself as a 'counselor' to errant politicians. Yessir, a new era of ethical politicians.

Thu, 01/30/2014 - 14:01 | 4384540 ParkAveFlasher
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I don't know about you guys, but I'm thinking, Vice President Danger.

Thu, 01/30/2014 - 14:26 | 4384623 knukles
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Best you not give some interviews for a while, but let's send some selfies of our dicks to young children, yo.

Thu, 01/30/2014 - 14:34 | 4384648 Four chan
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what the hell is wrong with new yorkers?

Thu, 01/30/2014 - 14:50 | 4384734 knukles
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Even having lived (and hated every fucking moment of it, except for the food) and worked in the Big Apple, you have me stumped.

There is no explination     





Thu, 01/30/2014 - 15:08 | 4384846 Paveway IV
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You have to admit though, that '...break you like a boy...' comment was well beyond NY bizzare. I laughed my ass off. Ex-jarhead or not, that was absolutely golden. 

Thu, 01/30/2014 - 15:31 | 4384953 imbtween
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is he saying he routinely breaks boys in half?

Thu, 01/30/2014 - 15:48 | 4385040 BLOTTO
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Notice the all seeing eye (of Horus) in the bottom left of the second pic on the microphone...always watching.


K, carry on...

Thu, 01/30/2014 - 16:12 | 4385152 LeisureSmith
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What i think he meant is that he routinely partakes in Washingtons favorite pastime...banging young boys against their will while being secretly filmed for some "stakeholders" future reference. Also he thinks he's got a large member.

A real swashbuckeling buttpirate of the USS NAMBLA out of DC... the classy gentleman's choice.

Thu, 01/30/2014 - 15:16 | 4384872 tarsubil
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Read "Last Exit to Brooklyn." NYC has been a hellhole for probably well over a century. It might have cleaned up and put on a good face a couple times but the consistent reality is "Last Exit to Brooklyn."

Thu, 01/30/2014 - 15:49 | 4385046 knukles
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An apt picture of the shithole mere millimeters neath the peeling veneer of civilization.

Thu, 01/30/2014 - 16:43 | 4385323 _SILENCER
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Well, alot of them live on that horrible concrete prison island. Over time, that'll drive anything even remotely human totally monkeyshit.


Christ, I should talk. I live in Santa Monica.

Thu, 01/30/2014 - 15:35 | 4384971 Freddie
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Weiner gave hime pretty good advice.  I kind of like this Michael Grimm after this.  If he started throwing banksters off the balcony then he has my vote.  Journalist are as slimy as banksters.

Thu, 01/30/2014 - 13:37 | 4384471 Toolshed
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And all Canadians posses every bit as much class as Rob Ford and his crack buddy fonestar. Right foneboy?

Actually, I like Canada and Canadians, and find it hard to believe that a person as devoid of class as fonestar chooses to live there, if he actually does. I would expect him to feel out of place and long for more than the one friend he has in Rob Ford. Maybe the Canadian penal system allows prisoners internet access. Anyway, based on the old saying " birds of a feather flock together", I would have expected fonestar to reside in Washington DC.

Thu, 01/30/2014 - 13:42 | 4384487 fonestar
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Still butthurt missing those cheap coins eh?

Thu, 01/30/2014 - 14:24 | 4384614 Toolshed
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What are you talking about? Gold coins are still on sale you classless and clueless moron.

Thu, 01/30/2014 - 14:29 | 4384630 knukles
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That's it!
Take him to the "toolshed", brother.


I wonder.
If you played fonestar's face backwards on asphalt would it sing "Paul is Dead?" ... or do that tingamajiggie with the Wizard of Oz?

Thu, 01/30/2014 - 14:44 | 4384686 fonestar
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What are you talking about? Gold coins are still on sale you classless and clueless moron.


Haha, right... not nearly as much of a sale as Bitcoin.  Gold is the new bronze.

Thu, 01/30/2014 - 16:21 | 4385208 Toolshed
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" Gold is the new bronze."

I guess foneystar never tires of demonstrating his lack of intellect. Gold is created as a result of the nuclear fusion process in stars. Bronze is an alloy of primarily copper and tin. Gold and bronze were both in use during the first Egyptian dynasty around 3500BC. The use of gold as an asset likely began a good bit earlier still. Both are widely used today, over 5000 years later, due to their unique and valuable properties. On the other hand, an anonymous NSA agent using the pseudonym Satoshi Nakamoto began development of bitcoin, which has no tangible properties due to the fact that it does not exist in the real world where humans reside, in 2007, with it's first transaction ocurring in early 2009. Gold, and bronze, have unquestionably survived the test of time. With bitcoin it is clearly much too early to judge it's long term usefulness at this point in time. However, based on it's current ability to generate controversy and speculation, coupled with it's internet-only based existence, it is probably best comparison would be to that of now widely unused, former internet phenomenon, Or, in other words, a passing fad.

This has been a public service anouncement.

Thu, 01/30/2014 - 17:45 | 4385593 Silveramada
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"BTC is the new digital-tulip"

Thu, 01/30/2014 - 17:50 | 4385613 fonestar
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fonestar realizes the unique properties of bronze and speaks in the sense of invest in gold and you will receive a bronze medal.  Bitcoin has stolen the gold medal from gold for the past five years and will continue to do so at a blistering and increasing rate.  Additionally, the tards here often cite the meme "gold has been money for 5,000 years"!  What a joke, do they realize the only difference between 5 and 5,000 years is 4,995 years?

fonestar is not a member of the public and will not serve.

Sat, 02/01/2014 - 21:29 | 4392401 MeelionDollerBogus
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intrinsic value is important.
Silver, copper & bronze for having copper in it have a value gold does not: on-contact sterilization of bacteria on the surface.

Thu, 01/30/2014 - 18:27 | 4385742 NihilistZero
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RE:Toolshead - Isn't Rob Ford from New York?

Thu, 01/30/2014 - 13:50 | 4384511 DoneThis2Long
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"stay classy America!"

that train left the station long ago. Sadly.

Thu, 01/30/2014 - 14:48 | 4384718 williambanzai7
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Thu, 01/30/2014 - 14:49 | 4384735 williambanzai7
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Thu, 01/30/2014 - 18:14 | 4385704 A Nanny Moose
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If ya don't tweat yer meat, you can't have any pudding!!!

Thu, 01/30/2014 - 16:17 | 4385187 SteveNYC
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"Go get your f*$!*n shine box!"


- Mikey Suit

Thu, 01/30/2014 - 15:12 | 4384857 Hayabusa
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The reality is our "elected officials" are not so bright relative to the rest of us... they simply want special interest money given to them to spend as they please - debauchery mostly.  This is what happens when you elect people to represent your interests who are morally bankrupt people.  When the people start running the system (like they're supposed to) in lieu of the inverse (i.e., like now) things may start to improve.

Thu, 01/30/2014 - 13:21 | 4384424 syntaxterror
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If you like sending your cock pics, you can keep sending your cock pics.

Thu, 01/30/2014 - 13:27 | 4384449 Hippocratic Oaf
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Thu, 01/30/2014 - 14:41 | 4384665 Overfed
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Probably closer to 8=D or maybe 8D.

Thu, 01/30/2014 - 13:31 | 4384457 Miffed Microbio...
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Please don't encourage him. That was the most horrid pathetic imagery that was ever inflicted on me. Shudders!


Thu, 01/30/2014 - 13:38 | 4384470 RSloane
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Thu, 01/30/2014 - 13:42 | 4384483 Miffed Microbio...
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It was like being raped visually. HELP ME IM BEING RAPED! Wow, who would have thought I'd sound like a feminist.


Thu, 01/30/2014 - 14:29 | 4384638 knukles
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You people are seriously funny today.

Thu, 01/30/2014 - 14:20 | 4384610 Papasmurf
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Subj: Cock pix


Thu, 01/30/2014 - 14:55 | 4384770 DoneThis2Long
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Subj: Cock pix


You are then talking of the NSA/FBI/CIA ...... employee photo log?!

Thu, 01/30/2014 - 18:16 | 4385711 A Nanny Moose
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...or a screen save at the SEC.

Thu, 01/30/2014 - 13:21 | 4384426 RacerX
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So is Weiner implying Grimm shouldn't think with his "little head"?

Thu, 01/30/2014 - 13:24 | 4384429 Billy Sol Estes
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Ladies and Gentlemen,

Your elected officials.


Thu, 01/30/2014 - 13:26 | 4384442 WhyDoesItHurtWh...
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The Grimm Weiner.

Thu, 01/30/2014 - 13:43 | 4384484 Colonel Klink
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It beats the Michael Grimm/John Boehner combo, the Grimm-Weeper ticket.

Thu, 01/30/2014 - 14:01 | 4384541 Mr Pink
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I'm backing the Weiner/Holder ticket in 2016

Thu, 01/30/2014 - 14:13 | 4384580 DoneThis2Long
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I am betting on (Huey) Long/Weiner 2016 !

Thu, 01/30/2014 - 14:17 | 4384582 DoneThis2Long
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Thu, 01/30/2014 - 14:28 | 4384633 Billy Sol Estes
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(Elijah) Cummings/ (John) Boehner 2016

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