Anthony Weiner is winning in the world of hot dog marketing.
The wonderful combination of Anthony Weiner’s Twitter name and his sexting were just too good to pass up.
Coming to your supermarket freezer (maybe) some day – the hot dog called Carlos Danger Weiners.
Right now you can order them through their website.
In case you’ve been in a cave for the last couple of months, Carlos Danger was the Twitter handle for former Congressman Anthony Weiner.
Carlos was all over the place having sexual chats with women.
So, Weiner is now running for New York City mayor and all this stuff is coming out.
The price of the hot dogs range from roughly $80 for the “Super Tailgater Pack” (40 pounds of Carlos Danger), to $4 for a four-pack.
Yeah, but the dogs are about twice the size of regular hot dogs.
Weiner should be proud.
“You might be surprised to hear this, but I actually like it better this way.”
– Anthony Weiner on the very few reporters still covering his New York City mayoral race.
“This is like going from crazy to crazier. Threatening to shut down the government is like playing with fire. Threatening to default on our debt obligations is the economic equivalent of playing with nuclear weapons. For the cooler heads in the GOP, this has to be raising all sorts of alarm bells.”
– Democrat Representative Chris Van Hollen on using the debt limit to force the defunding of Obamacare.
“The Democratic Party, it’s not dead like some people think it is.”
– Democrat Senator Mark Pryor.
“As a woman, initially I was interested in Quinn. It became clear to me that, you know as a woman, you can’t just vote your vagina.”
– Actress Susan Sarandon endorsing Bill de Blasio over Christine Quinn in the New York mayoral race.
“There’s room for people who believe in bigger government in our party.”
– Republican Senator Rand Paul taking a swipe at New Jersey Governor Chris Christie.
“It simply means I was invited to a wingding, and I think anything in Iowa makes a wingding out of a wingding, and that is all it is.”
– Democrat Senator Amy Klobuchar saying no one should assume she’s interested in running for president because of a trip to Iowa.
We were sitting here wondering why the 2016 Presidential Election campaign seems to be starting now.
Good grief, it’s three years away.
But instead of traveling down that road this morning, we decided this was even crazier.
Republican Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell says that while he does not like the President Obama’s health care law, shutting down the government over funding it “will not stop” it from existing.
Fair enough and probably true.
Then came this: “The political dangers of a government shutdown showdown are very real for Republicans.”
We damn near spit our coffee out our nose.
What about the dangers for Americans?
The people who depend on government services, or work for the federal government or get social security or disability checks?
The kids that won’t eat without food stamps or the family losing their home without unemployment insurance?
No, to him the danger is how people might blame the Republicans for those missing checks and hungry kids.
We blame them for even thinking this way.
Checking in with our favorite scallywags.
Showing the world your junk does not make you presidential material.
A new poll has Anthony Weiner setting an all-time Siena College Poll record with 80 percent of voters viewing him unfavorably, including three-quarters of Democrats and New York City voters.
Only 11 percent still have a favorable view of America’s most infamous tweeter – which is surprising to us.
We expected it to be lower.
Two-thirds of voters say the attention from the races involving Weiner and former hooker-loving Gov. Eliot Spitzer is embarrassing to New York.
Speaking of Spitzer…
He’s doing a bit better only a 59 percent unfavorable rating.
Then there’s San Diego Mayor Bob Filner.
The guy is accused of sexual harassment by as many as 13 women.
He finished his “intensive behavior therapy” but might not be able to get back into his office.
The City Attorney’s Office said the locks on Filner’s office have been changed.
Yeah, they locked the guy out.
This is all quite amazing.
There’s no doubt the Hispanic vote is becoming important, especially in places like Arizona.
Most politicians pander to it by speaking a little Spanish, promise immigration reform and professing to love spicy beans.
Then there’s those who take it further.
A Phoenix businessman campaigning for the Democratic nomination to run for governor of Arizona is being accused of doctoring a photo to make his skin look darker.
The intention, according to several reports, was to “look Hispanic.”
Fred DuVal, says not true, it was something of a joke in response to being referred to by the state GOP as “The World’s Most Uninteresting Man.”
That’s a play on words in the Dos Equis beer ad, whose pitchman is described as “The Most Interesting Man In the World.”
Here’s his real and fake picture.
DuVal said he simply wanted to show Republicans that he is a good sport, according to a newspaper.
Painful attempts at humor, especially with racial overtones, usually backfire on candidates.
He’s apparently forgotten no one seems to have a sense of humor anymore.
Since we were picking on Australia last week…
May be present Stephanie Banister, an anti-immigration candidate vying for the Brisbane seat of Rankin in the upcoming election.
The 27-year-old ”poster child” of the One Nation movement did her campaign no favors in an interview on TV.
She mistakes Islam for a country, confused haram with Koran and drew a blank on the Australian nationwide disability program.
“I don’t oppose Islam as a country, umm, but I do feel that their laws should not be welcome here in Australia.”
The lady’s attack on Islam began with a claim that 2 per cent of Australians follow haram, “Or the Koran, as the Islamic text is known.”
Just to clarify – Haram is a Muslim term used for something that is forbidden or punishable, which she would presumably like to see applied to the Koran.
We complained a while back that Canada was becoming way too American – with its politicians now getting caught with their hand in the cookie jar.
Australia has upped the ante with some Aussies getting into bad behavior.
Queensland MP and Liberal National Party Member for Peter Dowling has been apologizing to his wife, children, family and friends for “the shame and embarrassment I have caused you.”
The word is out that Dowling, who has been married for 27 years and has two children, had sent a series of explicit text messages and images to a young lady.
They including a picture of his manhood resting in a glass of red wine.
We have to give him credit for creativity.
To our knowledge Anthony Weiner never was that romantic.
In a four-page letter to Queensland Speaker Fiona Simpson, the woman charged the pair used his parliamentary apartment and electorate office for sex for almost 2 and a half years.