URBAN YOUTHS  8:15 pm June 9, 2011

National Review: Weiner Scandal Is Like Urban Youth With the Hip Hop

by Wonkette Jr.

He may be able to fly all through the night, But can he rock a party ’til the early light? He can’t satisfy you with his little worm, But I can bust you out with my super sperm!Let us get something out of the way, first: We almost totally agree with the National Review Online “The Corner” writer who typed this about the Anthony Weiner scandal. The whole story is gross and doesn’t really matter and says very little about us, as a people, except for what we already know — that we’re a gross nation of gross people doing gross things, on Twitter. But, because it was published on the National Review comedy blog, “The Corner,” it needed some ridiculous and offensive racial stereotype thrown in there, just to maintain institutional equilibrium. In other words, Anthony Weiner twit-picking his yfrog to some gal was just like the black youth and their loud hip-hop.

Ready? Here you go!

Weiner didn’t commit adultery or anything near adultery. He committed tasteless stupidity, and there’s no law against that. When reporters first asked him about the expose reports, he should have said “Butt out.”

The biggest offense in this case is the dirtying of the public airwaves and news-waves with ugly, trivial junk; it’s an offense like the one that used to be popular a generation ago with “urban youths,” who would carry around giant boom boxes and play music (or whatever it was) at deafening volumes.

Ha ha, was that even music, the racket those break-dancers would play through their ghetto blasters, when Reagan was president? Sounds more like some cannibals playing bongos! [National Review Online]

 
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memzilla June 9, 2011 at 8:19 pm

"[Weiner] committed tasteless stupidity…"

Well, The Corner would be the go-to expert for tasteless stupidity. Faux News is the authority on boorish inHannity.

neiltheblaze June 9, 2011 at 8:23 pm

I just had a flashback to the '50's with people calling Elvis "devil music".

nounverb911 June 9, 2011 at 8:29 pm

And Ed Sullivan not showing his gyrating hips.

Arken June 9, 2011 at 9:18 pm

Don't blame Sullivan. It was the network censors. Sullivan broke ground allowing all sorts of musicians on TV that were previously not allowed at all.

Doktor Zoom June 9, 2011 at 8:36 pm

Sweaty young people jerking and grinding to the degenerate jungle rhythms!

horsedreamer_1 June 10, 2011 at 8:35 am

Rise of the Planet of the Apes. In Theatres August 2010.

MaxUdargo June 9, 2011 at 10:23 pm

To be fair, hip-hop music sucks.

Yes, I'm old. And when I first realized I hated that hip-hop crap with a passion, I said to myself, "Jesus, now you've become one of those cranky old people who used to say that the music you listened to sucked." And then I started thinking about the music I listened to when I was young and realized that it sucked too. Not as badly as hip-hop, but much worse than the music of my parent's generation. But their music kind of sucked too.

And then I listened to the music of my grand-parents' generation, and realized it sucked too, but not nearly as badly as my parents' music.

And then I realized the most awful truth about our culture that I've ever had to face: every generation thinks that the generation coming after them is more degenerate in their tastes and diminished in soul, and every generation is right.

Yeah, yeah, whatever, you little baggy-panted monkey-whappers. I don't even care what you say. I'm going to go over here and be old. Leave me alone.

Doktor Zoom June 9, 2011 at 10:31 pm

Congratulations. You have independently verified Sturgeon's Law.

MaxUdargo June 9, 2011 at 11:08 pm

That's not what I said, whipper-snapper. What I said has far worse implications than that. If it's true that every generation judges its own product as 90% crap, that only makes it all the worse.

neiltheblaze June 10, 2011 at 12:09 am

I think disliking the music of the next generation is part of the social contract, isn't it?

Toomush_Infer June 10, 2011 at 7:26 am

Oh, the idiocracy of it….

not that Dewey June 10, 2011 at 10:21 am

I read it more as the "fallacy of the golden age", in which everyone assumes that everything used to be better in the past. I guess it's kind of a corollary to Sturgeon's Law.

horsedreamer_1 June 10, 2011 at 8:37 am

I refuse to believe any genre that can produce Dizzee Rascal is worthless. & there're plenty of other stellar performers besides the young Briton, Dylan Mills. (Yes, his name is Dylan. No, he is not white, nor from Winnetka.)

starfanglednut June 10, 2011 at 10:35 am

Actually, I think its more that each generations mainstream (ie the stuff you hear on the radio) music becomes more corporate and thus more sucky. There is plenty of good independent music now, and I haz teh oldz too.

mormos June 10, 2011 at 1:56 am

christ! just how old are you?

neiltheblaze June 10, 2011 at 11:05 am

Methuselah is a youngblood.

Negropolis June 10, 2011 at 2:25 am

The 50's, eh? That's when people were still wiping themselves with leaves from the virgin forests, right?

HistoriCat June 10, 2011 at 7:56 am

That's when they were banging rocks together to make music. Then they would roll them down the hill. Thus was the phrase "rock and roll" born.

RavenRant June 10, 2011 at 3:35 pm

You are aptly named, HistoriCat.

SarcasticNymph June 13, 2011 at 1:21 am

Discworld, baby!

finallyhappy June 10, 2011 at 8:08 am

Actually, trees hadn't fully evolved yet so those needle things kind of hurt our butts

Fare la Volpe June 10, 2011 at 9:04 am

And we liked it! We loved it!

neiltheblaze June 10, 2011 at 11:06 am

It was at the tail end of the Neolithic.

JustPixelz June 10, 2011 at 1:25 pm

WOW! I had a flashback to a documentary I saw on the History Channel* about Elvis.
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* 100% history-free since 2007

RavenRant June 10, 2011 at 3:36 pm

Did it involve Ghosts and/or Aliens?

Callyson June 9, 2011 at 8:23 pm

The biggest offense in this case is the dirtying of the public airwaves and news-waves with ugly, trivial junk
So I assume the National Review will not be discussing this story. Oh wait.

MarionNYNY June 11, 2011 at 10:55 pm

My understanding is that the junk in question was not trivial.

emmelemm June 9, 2011 at 8:25 pm

"music (or whatever it was) "

Oh, snap! They told us, d'in't they?

CZL June 9, 2011 at 8:26 pm

Hey, at least rock and roll can pursue it's satanic agenda without worry now because people are white.

evan7257 June 9, 2011 at 8:27 pm

Oooh, someone at NRO has watched Do The Right Thing.

Doktor Zoom June 9, 2011 at 8:37 pm

Radio Raheem is gonna bust up their pizza joint now…

imissopus June 9, 2011 at 9:57 pm

On VHS. In 1993.

MLHencken June 9, 2011 at 10:42 pm

Fight the power?

flamingpdog June 9, 2011 at 8:30 pm

"I Don’t Care What Photos Anthony Weiner Sends."

I don't care what BS David Gelernter posts.

nounverb911 June 9, 2011 at 8:31 pm

Isn't hip hop too urban for the NRO?

horsedreamer_1 June 10, 2011 at 8:39 am

They did enjoy that Keynes v. Hayek rap battle.
http://econstories.tv/

guangho June 9, 2011 at 8:31 pm

It's still rock and roll to me.

nounverb911 June 9, 2011 at 8:33 pm

As if anyone at the NRO has actually spoken to a black person.

guangho June 9, 2011 at 8:43 pm

HERMAN CAIN

J.C. WATTS

And for those old school token-hoppers son you best remember CLARENCE you.

P.S.: We have a strict "one minority at a time" policy.

horsedreamer_1 June 10, 2011 at 8:40 am

Thomas Sowell!

(Apparently, he's the Jim Newell of the Conservatard community, well forgotten.)

user-of-owls June 9, 2011 at 8:46 pm

Peggy Noonan saw a Mexican once, but I guess she isn't one of their columnists.

Nothingisamiss June 9, 2011 at 9:37 pm

I miss the Peggy Noonan updates!

RavenRant June 9, 2011 at 10:32 pm

I second.

Negropolis June 10, 2011 at 2:26 am

I third.

HuddledMass June 10, 2011 at 11:30 am

Newell really had it in for ol' Peggy. I liked that about him.

RavenRant June 10, 2011 at 4:01 pm

I'm afraid that if I ever meet her, I will blurt, "Oh, Peggington Noonington!"

Negropolis June 10, 2011 at 9:38 pm

I've been dying to meet her. After reading Newell's post years back, I'd always said that if I met her, I'd beg her to title her memoir: "Once, I saw a Mexican…" and drive home the point that the ellipsis have to be present in the title for the proper effect.

vulpes82 June 9, 2011 at 10:48 pm

I think that may very well have been the high watermark of Wonkette. It certainly was of Newell's illustrious tenure. Ah, Dame Noonaningtonshire!

Negropolis June 10, 2011 at 2:27 am

Noonaningtonshire updates were downright Newellian.

not that Dewey June 10, 2011 at 10:23 am

I have a friend who, upon returning from a work-related vacation in Virginia, was asked "do you think you'd like to live there?"

He said "yes, but they already have a Mexican".

NadePaulKuciGravMcKi June 9, 2011 at 8:33 pm

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Lupe Fiasco – Words I Never Said ft. Skylar Grey [Music Video]

MarcelleMarceau June 9, 2011 at 8:34 pm

"Trivial junk?" They'd have no objection if his junk had been more substantial?

Arken June 9, 2011 at 9:20 pm

It looked pretty damn substantial to me.

RavenRant June 9, 2011 at 10:34 pm

But Breitbart said it was just a trick of perspective… That couldn't have been sour grapes, could it. Or bitter, seething envy?

jus_wonderin June 10, 2011 at 10:35 am

Brietbart sees all dicks from a "trick" perspective.

starfanglednut June 10, 2011 at 10:38 am

I thought it was pretty hot. Don't judge me.

chascates June 9, 2011 at 8:34 pm

Were these the Jewish Urban Youth or the Irish Urban Youth? I can't keep that shit separate!

pukebot June 9, 2011 at 8:35 pm

damn son, that post on nro's the cornizzle was tight. fuck this hip hop and blunts, i'm voting albino in 2012. izzle.

Mort_Sinclair June 9, 2011 at 8:39 pm

I think they're on to something. If you take away the whole penis thing, I'm pretty sure Anthony Weiner is still black.

UW8316154 June 9, 2011 at 9:48 pm

But his massive penis certainly holds its own against whatever the bruthas can come up with….

Toomush_Infer June 10, 2011 at 7:28 am

believe you can keep the whole penis thing, just for stereotypes…

Doktor Zoom June 9, 2011 at 8:39 pm

Also, have you seen the lyrics to that rap "music"? It's just filthy and violent, and demeaning to women. You'd think that last would upset liberals, but really it just exposes their hypocrisy.

sarjo June 9, 2011 at 8:44 pm

We need to put warning labels on that shit!

ProgressiveInga June 9, 2011 at 9:12 pm

Tipper, is that you?

dopper0189 June 9, 2011 at 11:26 pm

Yup because when you make movies where you shoot people, sleep with woman out of wedlock, and all sorts of other gratuitous sex and violence you can only get elected as a Republican in California. When you let your daughter's boyfriend sleep over your house and they get to share a bedroom, you get elected Governor of Alaska. You would think this would upset conservatives, but I had a point here about hypocrisy but I forgot it….

not that Dewey June 10, 2011 at 10:26 am

I've always been amazed that the portraying of wife-beating on prime-time television is apparently perfectly acceptable, but saying "fuck" or "ass" will certainly destroy us all.

user-of-owls June 9, 2011 at 8:40 pm

cannibals playing bongos

Maynard G. Krebs ate human flesh? Damn, I missed that episode!

Lascauxcaveman June 10, 2011 at 1:34 am

I never saw it, but I was always hoping Bring me the Head of Dobie Gillis was a really gross, over the top gore-fest.

JustPixelz June 10, 2011 at 1:30 pm

Oh yeah. It's a classic. Maynard's leaves his lunch on the hood of a car which drives off. [laugh track] He jumps up and down in frustration. [laugh track] He stops by Dobie's father's grocery store and asks for some "like grub daddy-o". [laugh track] Dobie's father says "sure, just do some work around the store". Maynard is aghast. "WORK?!?" [laugh track] He grabs a butcher knife and cuts up Dobie's father and starts eating. "He's not as tough as he looks" [big laugh track] Then Maynard carves a swastika in his forehead. [fade out, applause].

sarjo June 9, 2011 at 8:41 pm

"ugly, trivial junk"???

Dudes, I thought it looked pretty damn substantial!

ifthethunderdontgetya June 9, 2011 at 8:43 pm

I got out of the boat. I know, I know! But the mangoes, the delicious mangoes!!!

bmp
06/08/11 12:25

Weiner called from govt phones to complete strangers professing his fetish and his public position.

Also, why is an extreme lefty being thrown a lifeline by a NRO post? Where is the moderator?

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Hardcastle
06/08/11 02:15

By the way, I think the by-line here is kind of sad:

"David Gelernter is author, most recently, of Judaism: A Way of Being."

I am a Christian, but I don't think Gerlernter provides a good example here of Judaism's "way of being." I am sure he doesn't speak for the majority of religious Jews.

~

Sharkey June 9, 2011 at 9:05 pm

Thank you for your service to our nation. Our Wonkette Nation™.

SexySmurf June 9, 2011 at 9:14 pm

I don't think Gerlernter provides a good example here of Judaism's "way of being."

He's complaining. About black culture. The only way he could be more Jewish is if he was doing it while counting a pile of gold coins.

Arken June 9, 2011 at 9:23 pm

Rather than castigating you for your bigotry, I'll teach you a little lesson-

Jews were a major part of the civil rights movement from the beginning. In 1909, W.E.B. Dubois, Julius Rosenthal, Lillian Wald, Rabbi Emil G. Hirsch, Stephen Wise and Henry Malkewitz formed the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. One year later other prominent Jewish and Black leaders created the Urban League. Julius Rosenwald and Booker T. Washington worked together in 1912 to improve the educational system for Blacks in the South.

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. once said, "The segregationists and racists make no distinction between the negro and the Jew."

But you're so right, it's totally stereotypical for Jews to hate black people.

ifthethunderdontgetya June 9, 2011 at 9:49 pm

I think almost all of our bible-thumpin' politicians have disgraced whatever holy books they claim to follow in favor of chasing the Holy Dollar Bill.

For instance, one could follow the career of Senator Joe Lieberman. Or any right-wing Cathlick one might care to name.

And then we have the followers of White Southern Christian Jesus, folks who just wants to build the fence, cut taxes, and cheer for capital punishment.

I guess I'm getting long-windy and boring here, but I'll finish with this: the people who proclaim their God-worthiness the loudest are the also the most venal, vicious shits around.

Can't we all get along?
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AJWjr. June 10, 2011 at 9:10 am

I really don't want to get along with the people you bring up.

imissopus June 9, 2011 at 9:54 pm

Er, he said complaining, not hating. I'm Jewish and I've heard a relative or two denigrate things like rap music and speech patterns over the years the same way they might make a snarky comment about goyim eating mayonnaise on white bread or something. Doesn't mean they hated black people or thought the Urban League was a terrible idea. And in any case, this is Wonkette! Thin skin around here is a bug, not a feature.

FlownOver June 9, 2011 at 10:05 pm

I only read Wonket for the history.

easybaked June 10, 2011 at 6:21 am

I read it to see if Glenn Beck will finally be prosecuted for raping and murdering that young girl in 1990.

Negropolis June 10, 2011 at 2:32 am

You haven't been here long. I can tell just in passing that you're a little too serious, here. You're had more than one too many judgemental comments, here. You better find some humor, my friend, or you're going to be miserable as hell, or more so than you already are.

Chet Kincaid June 10, 2011 at 10:25 am

As annoying as the thin-skinned are Hall Monitors scolding about "how we do things here."

finallyhappy June 10, 2011 at 8:12 am

I guess this is your idea of snark. Haha. what is your religion/race/ethnicity as I am sure any moronic member of those represents all of "you"

gullywompr June 9, 2011 at 9:16 pm

What are they gonna say about him? What are they gonna say? That he was a kind man? That he was a wise man? That he had plans, man? That he had wisdom? Bullshit, man!

PuckStopsHere June 10, 2011 at 1:42 am

I read it for the latest on the Palin Hookworm Conjecture, duh.

charlesdegoal June 10, 2011 at 3:00 am

This thread is confusing. Who do you mean by "him"?
I can only blame this editorial drift on Ken Layne's early exit.

FraAnima June 10, 2011 at 7:12 am

I watched a snail…crawl…along the edge of a straight razor.

Then I had moar buttsex.

Doktor Zoom June 10, 2011 at 10:48 pm

The whore diamonds….the whore diamonds….

Doktor Zoom June 9, 2011 at 8:45 pm

Whom the gods would destroy, they first give Twitter accounts.

Biel_ze_Bubba June 10, 2011 at 1:53 am

And big dicks.

Come here a minute June 9, 2011 at 8:47 pm

Ghetto blasters — yeah, those were the days. The only thing worse was the welfare queens, and the MTV.

flamingpdog June 9, 2011 at 9:03 pm

Money for nothin' and chicks for free.

Karma_Suture June 10, 2011 at 3:01 am

OOOHHHHHH!
Thank you thank you thank you!

I thought it was "Get your Monkeys for nothin' and your Chimps for free."

To think I could have shuffled off this mortal coil without knowing.

not that Dewey June 10, 2011 at 10:36 am

If it's not, it should be.

HobbesEvilTwin June 9, 2011 at 9:39 pm

yup, welfare queens in cadilacs. That's pretty much the only thing I remember about the 80s. Oh, and Saint Ronnie trading arms and coke.

Trollina Dumbass June 9, 2011 at 8:48 pm

And I'm complimenting you by considering it a song!

Lascauxcaveman June 10, 2011 at 1:40 am

My love explodes for your Dukes reference.

Trollina Dumbass June 10, 2011 at 9:10 am

You're literally one in a million, Cavey!

not that Dewey June 10, 2011 at 10:47 am

What, you mean this?

EDIT: money quote at 2:27

Trollina Dumbass June 10, 2011 at 1:24 pm

Snap! Thanks for the citation!

not that Dewey June 10, 2011 at 3:48 pm

You're quite welcome. A friend of mine just turned me onto that a couple weeks ago. We were having an epic facebook thread about the Dukes, and he blew all our minds when he pulled that out.

btw, have you seen the reissue?
http://www.slicingupeyeballs.com/2009/02/23/dukes

apparently, it included a "The Deaf Hear" button.

Trollina Dumbass June 10, 2011 at 4:27 pm

I'll have to check that out! So are you down with the Damned side project Naz Nomad and the Nightmares? I think I picked up both records around the same time around '86. Great stuff. Appreciate the info.

user-of-owls June 9, 2011 at 8:49 pm

tasteless stupidity

Aw, shit. Junior went retro and brought us back to Late Night Shots.

Doktor Zoom June 9, 2011 at 8:49 pm

Aces!

gullywompr June 10, 2011 at 12:56 pm

Needs moar upfist.

KenLayIsAlive June 9, 2011 at 8:49 pm

Why can't he just dress up like a nazi and reenact WW2 battles like a normal person?

noodlesalad June 9, 2011 at 8:52 pm

"Urban youth" + ghettoblasters > "Suburban olds" + talk radio

weejee June 9, 2011 at 10:20 pm

>Single-wide meth lab + Lynyrd Skynyrd, also, too.

RadioJr. June 9, 2011 at 8:54 pm

At least they didn't play the Jew card. I mean with that crazy Kletzmer music and all.

user-of-owls June 9, 2011 at 9:39 pm

crazy Kletzmer music

Oh noes! Palin gots into yer klezmers an' put teh infamous "T" insida it!

Peace in our time June 9, 2011 at 10:02 pm

She plays the clutzmer.

RadioJr. June 9, 2011 at 11:17 pm

not to menschen anything about those yarmulkes and mikvah baths.

deelzebub June 10, 2011 at 10:13 pm

Weiner blasts Matisyahu when he feels especially "urban".

Jerri June 9, 2011 at 8:58 pm

Congressmen, with their bippin' and their boppin', and their hippin' and their hoppin' don't know what the jazz is all about.

AJWjr. June 9, 2011 at 8:58 pm

Yes, all the coverage has been a complete waste of time, but it sure has made it easier for me to choose which programs to watch or listen to: If they lead with Weiner (looking at YOU, Tweety) I change channels or turn it off. Same with $arah. This policy has freed up a lot of my time, and I think I'm better for it. Maybe Layne has rubbed off on me a bit.

flamingpdog June 9, 2011 at 9:41 pm

"Maybe Layne has rubbed off on me a bit."
Hope he didn't leave any sticky residue.

UW8316154 June 9, 2011 at 9:56 pm

"Layne" – is that what the kids are calling it these days?

LesBontemps June 9, 2011 at 11:03 pm

Maybe Layne has rubbed off on me a bit.

I hope he bought you dinner first, at least.

Mort_Sinclair June 9, 2011 at 8:59 pm

Why am I reminded of Arsenio Hall?

DahBoner June 10, 2011 at 11:15 am

And MC Hammer?

mavenmaven June 9, 2011 at 9:00 pm

It was the Beatles. They destroyed our culture with that seditious rhythm music.

gullywompr June 9, 2011 at 9:18 pm

And turned priests into boy touchers.

Sparky_McGruff June 9, 2011 at 9:01 pm

It's an article on "The Corner" that doesn't obliquely discuss K-Lo's tingly parts? TL:DR.

orygoon June 9, 2011 at 9:03 pm

I honestly want to know why there are quotemarks around those two words.

AJWjr. June 10, 2011 at 9:20 am

"Quotemarks", such as?

flamingpdog June 9, 2011 at 9:07 pm

Aw, NRO is just yankin' our chain. We know they're down with it. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N9qYF9DZPdw

gullywompr June 9, 2011 at 9:10 pm

How urban can Weiner be – he doesn't wear a hoodie.

Get it?

gullywompr June 9, 2011 at 10:14 pm

Ugh, so much wrong with that joke. Sorry everybody. Would you believe me if I said my IntenseDebate account was hacked?

trampndirtdown June 9, 2011 at 11:59 pm

Reads like one of yours.

emmelemm June 10, 2011 at 12:33 am

Eh. I liked it.

Nothingisamiss June 10, 2011 at 8:41 am

It's not one of your best, but what can you do? You're just one gullywompr, man.

Unexpectedly funny/lame, actually.

x111e7thst June 9, 2011 at 9:12 pm

So when Anthony Weiner was twit-picking his yfrog to some gal he was just banging on the bongos like a chimpanzee?

Sharkey June 9, 2011 at 9:22 pm

Go yfrog!

(???)

HurricaneAli June 9, 2011 at 9:22 pm

Haha, The Corner said "junk."

Unintentionally hilarious "blog" is hilarious.

BarackMyWorld June 9, 2011 at 9:29 pm

it’s an offense like the one that used to be popular a generation ago with “urban youths,”

NRO sure has it's finger on the pulse of America, doesn't it?

It's not even "these kids today," it's "those kids 20 years ago"….who are all in their 30s and 40s now. So this was probably written by someone at least in their 50s, maybe older.

If thinking "I'm going to go online and complain about the music kids were listening to 20 years ago" doesn't just make you a cranky old fart, nothing does.

Toomush_Infer June 10, 2011 at 7:39 am

Probably just a young plagiarizing resentimentalist….you do understand there have been no new ideas among young republicans since Reagan went dotty…

Nothingisamiss June 10, 2011 at 8:43 am

"I had a lawn once. Those damn kids would not get off it! Damn kids! That lawn was something special, I tell you…."

pinkocommi June 9, 2011 at 9:54 pm

Methinks “The Corner” writer doth protest too much. I guess Weiner isn't the only one to tweet a pic of his junk.

DahBoner June 10, 2011 at 11:09 am

NRO Eats Cannibals….

imissopus June 9, 2011 at 9:59 pm

Where have you gone, Charles Bronson? A nation turns its lonely eyes to you.

user-of-owls June 9, 2011 at 10:36 pm

A nation turns its lonely eyes to you.

So Seal Team VI can put a bullet in one of them.

trampndirtdown June 10, 2011 at 12:01 am

Where's Bernie Goetz when you need him.

horsedreamer_1 June 10, 2011 at 8:44 am

Young Jeff Goldblum & Young Lawrence Fishburne would rather you not do that.

mayor_quimby June 9, 2011 at 10:04 pm

Exactly what the fuck were welfare queens supposed to do with a block of cheese? This was pre-Food Network, so who knew how to weave random ingredients into bison and goat cheese quiche?

LetUsBray June 9, 2011 at 10:06 pm

I haz a confused: Weiner isn't black, and as far as I know neither is the woman to whom he sent the pics of his naughty bits. And yet this National Review person somehow finds an excuse to make this about the unruly Colored folk and their unruly Colored music?

Somewhere in what Mark Twain called the Everlasting Tropics, I like to think Wm. F. Buckley, who wanted to deny African Americans their right to vote because he knew he wouldn't approve of how they'd exercise it, must be very, very proud.

emmelemm June 10, 2011 at 12:35 am

Actu-ally, the first lady identified as receiving Weenie pix is black. I doubt the author of the stupid NR article cares about that, though.

Biel_ze_Bubba June 10, 2011 at 2:06 am

And I doubt Weiner knew it either.

The latest NYT article (actual journalism; take notes Breitbart!) throws some light on this whole weird episode: Weiner did this A LOT. Whenever some female fan got a bit too gushy, he turned the conversation toward sex and started with the junk shots. Only he knows how far he'd have been willing to take things, but it's creepy enough for me to want him gone.

AJWjr. June 10, 2011 at 9:24 am

In the twitterverse, everybody (nobody) is black.

Guppy06 June 9, 2011 at 10:07 pm

"Weiner didn’t commit adultery or anything near adultery."

Yeah… "internet doesn't count" is about two heartbeats away from "blowjobs don't count" and "assfucking for Jesus doesn't count."

Methinks he doth protest too much.

Tommmcattt June 9, 2011 at 10:09 pm

Blowjobs totally count. It's the handjobs that are iffy.

Guppy06 June 9, 2011 at 10:33 pm

I thought blowjobs only count if she swallows.

Biel_ze_Bubba June 10, 2011 at 2:09 am

What matters is whether she spills a bit on her blue dress.
It's the Clinton rule: Every drop counts.

Negropolis June 10, 2011 at 2:38 am

"No Drop Left (in the) Behind"

RavenRant June 10, 2011 at 4:53 pm

Sorry to all the Clinton apologists, but the Clinton rule is: Lie and keep lying beyond all bounds of plausibility, until proof appears.

Then issue a petulant non-apology apology, blame your enemies, and quickly retake the 'moral high ground'. (See Hillary, sniper fire.)

Still nowhere near as horrific as the lies of Bush/Cheney, but that's not much to brag about.

Toomush_Infer June 10, 2011 at 7:42 am

Guppy, if you think they're the same, I can send you a load of sperm by FedEx, so you can taste the difference…

JackObin June 9, 2011 at 10:29 pm

I remember back in "the day" when Bill Buckley would play the Brandenberg Concertos so loud that his colored maid had trouble ghost writing his spy novels.

DustBowlBlues June 9, 2011 at 10:29 pm

Who cares? My pretend boyfriend has broken my heart and I refuse to think about him. But what about you, wonkette Junior? (Not your real name, I think). Isn't it time you had something to represent you besides that stupid green or purple or whatever color that stupid little figure is?

And you're up to 600+ posts. Damn good for one person, or shipload of persons, or snarkbot or whatever the fuck you are. How long is the wonkette probationary period? Aren't you pretty close to becoming a regular employee by now, with those great wonkette benefits and salary and expense account and shit?

user-of-owls June 9, 2011 at 10:41 pm

Benefits? Salary? Expense Accounts?

All they get is an inside seat on the galley and half off on Wonkettinis.*

*From 6:15-6:17 a.m. On February 29th only.

Biel_ze_Bubba June 10, 2011 at 2:11 am

What goes into a Wonkettini? 9 parts gin, 1 part Cutty Snark?

Doktor Zoom June 9, 2011 at 10:35 pm

I read it for the erudite dick jokes.

LesBontemps June 9, 2011 at 10:58 pm

Whatever happened to buttsex and panda cults?

trampndirtdown June 9, 2011 at 11:55 pm

They were my favorites.

emmelemm June 10, 2011 at 12:30 am

New management.

Doktor Zoom June 10, 2011 at 2:32 am

"Gimme tha butterstick"

Last Panda in Paris

Toomush_Infer June 10, 2011 at 7:31 am

this thread pandas to oldism…

jus_wonderin June 10, 2011 at 10:46 am

your point does bear scrutiny.

natoslug June 10, 2011 at 12:42 am

I read it for the flaming dick wars.

Gleem_McShineys June 10, 2011 at 12:41 pm

"Warts." I swear that said warts a second ago!

Thank the lord it does not now.

natoslug June 10, 2011 at 1:46 pm

I've never been with a Palin woman, so I should be safe from flaming dick warts. (crosses fingers)

zappadoo76 June 9, 2011 at 10:37 pm

…we’re a gross nation of gross people doing gross things….

I don't know about that, but I sure like that Cuban Beauty, Vida Guerra, on the Wonkette, who Poses Nude in a Sexy Ad, and I fully intend to Check It Out and Learn How I Can Spice Up My Life!

AJWjr. June 10, 2011 at 9:38 am

I always learn so much at the wonket…

anniegetyerfun June 10, 2011 at 12:37 pm

But did you give up on gay men? I know I did!

anniegetyerfun June 10, 2011 at 12:37 pm

I keep thinking she must be some kind opf ploy. With a name like Vida Guerra? So I refused to clicky because I figured it was some book about how really, we are still fucking over the Cuban people.

Turns out she's real, though (Wikipedia done tole me, so it must be true).

jakegittes June 9, 2011 at 10:37 pm

You know what else this Weiner tastelessness reminds me of? Remember when those Urban people started wearing their hair all poofed up in one of them there Afros back in the '70s. Exactly the same thing. And the berets, the black berets, too. Same deal.

iburl June 9, 2011 at 11:02 pm

Today David Gelernter has become Simpsons Cosby: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XPzTq7PJIQQ

__kth__ June 9, 2011 at 11:13 pm

Genuinely shocking but true: David Gelertner, the author of that take (he's written things far more noxious btw, though sexism is usually his stock in trade more than racism) was a Unabomber victim.

emmelemm June 10, 2011 at 12:29 am

And suddenly I'm feeling some kinship with a deranged, livin-in-the-woods, wearin-a-hoodie-and-sunglasses nutjob….

donner_froh June 9, 2011 at 11:21 pm

I am a Christian, but I don't think Gerlernter provides a good example here of Judaism's "way of being." I am sure he doesn't speak for the majority of religious Jews.

Hath not a Jew eyes? Hath not a Jew hands, organs, dimensions, senses, affections, passions….

Hath not a Jew a dick that he whips out, photographs and sends to women on the internets?

Negropolis June 9, 2011 at 11:21 pm

See, white people have political sex scandals like this, and black people have political sex scandals like that. Amirite; can I get a witness? Where my bruthas at?

I'd totally forgotten about Jim Gibbons' sexy scandal. Now that was a proper Las Vegas sex scandal. Gibbons had to have been one of the most corrupt governors in modern history.

SudsMcKenzie June 9, 2011 at 11:46 pm

Yoyoyo, National Review – Word Up!11

Bonzos_Bed_Time June 10, 2011 at 12:40 am

Chanelling Flava Flav.

DerrickWildcat June 9, 2011 at 11:52 pm

Even more strange is that Weiner may not actually own the photos of his weiner and that Breitbart could actually be in trouble for stealing.
Although this is total speculation, there is a grain of WTF? going on here.

"Fine Print Blurs Who’s in Control of Online Photos" http://www.nytimes.com/2011/05/23/technology/23te

fuflans June 10, 2011 at 12:14 am

i don't think the organization that employs kathyn lopez should be talking about 'tasteless stupidity'.

fuflans June 10, 2011 at 12:19 am

whenever i see any mention of national review, i remember they had to fire a buckley.

and then i laugh.

Sassomatic June 10, 2011 at 12:48 am

I can agree that his junk is trivial, but I think it's unfair to call it ugly, or at least uglier than other penises, which are all ugly, without having actually seen it.

BZ1 June 10, 2011 at 12:49 am

the Nat Review making a case for the Weinie? is that to give cover for the inevitable Repub with a chambermaid, or more likely, houseboy??

poncho_pilot June 10, 2011 at 1:33 am

what an ugly, stupid world we live in.

iburl June 10, 2011 at 1:57 am

"Urban Youths" wearing "Kangols" are "Blasting" their "Boom Boxes" in my yard and doing a "Rapp".

mormos June 10, 2011 at 1:58 am

how long has "urban youth" been a conservative buzzword? They are getting sneakier with their racism.

Negropolis June 10, 2011 at 2:43 am

You know how you get rid of these rabble-rousers? You simply send them away, possibly to one of the Koreas or Japan or something, you know, on the other side of the world. Urban-youth-in-Asia. Bam! Problem solved.

horsedreamer_1 June 10, 2011 at 11:25 am

Dave Mustaine, is that you?

SudsMcKenzie June 10, 2011 at 6:23 am

He likes dumb tweets and he can lie
You other bloggers can't deny
That when a girl posts in with an itty bitty tweet
And an iniquitous thing in your facebook
You get sprung, wanna pull out your Blackberry

Redhead June 10, 2011 at 6:53 am

Well, Weiner's a democrat, and those urban youths people are (usually) black. Both are scary to national review. Both are people Breitbrat secretly lusts after…

ifthethunderdontgetya June 10, 2011 at 8:31 am

They printed my comment, Bless Their Hearts!

Senator Diaper Dave Vitter
06/09/11 21:05

Thanks, guys.

As you know, the G.O.P. is the party of moral values, and the filthy behavior of the Congressman from New York must be condemned.
~

Negropolis June 10, 2011 at 8:44 am

They sure are the family values party, all right. The Manson family, in particular. Actually, not even that family, 'cause they were far too socialist for the GOP.

emmelemm June 10, 2011 at 1:11 pm

The Mansons were a goddamn fucking commune, were they not? All for one and one for all? (OK, not really, because it was all for Charlie, but still…)

horsedreamer_1 June 10, 2011 at 8:47 am

Disembodied male voice, retiree: Come here, Colleen…

Colleen: Dad?

Male voice: Say something for the tape.

Colleen: Dad… What is that? What're you holding?

Male voice: Why, it's a cassette recorder.

Colleen: No, dad, that's — that's a "ghetto-blaster".

Male voice: A what!?

Colleen: A ghetto-blaster. Like the… people… in the ghetto…

Male voice: You mean, the riff-raff?

Colleen: Yeah. They walk around, carry it around on their shoulders…

Male voice: Well, this thing's a cassette recorder.

Negropolis June 10, 2011 at 8:57 am

You know what's so sad about this particular piece? Aside from that one distracting point he tries to make, it's basically a piece about how sick he is of this apology kabuki, how he'd doesn't believe we need public apologies. But, that one distracting point is kind of the "But beside that, Mrs. Lincoln, how was the show?" point of the piece.

Not only is it a crass point with all kinds of racial undertones, but it's an enitrely incorrect observation. Music usually reflects an environment. You know how the airwaves and the "news-waves" got to be dirtied by "trivial junk"? It's when the news stopped reporting news and decided to go all in on chasing the dollar. That's more vulgar than any music lyric.

Negropolis June 10, 2011 at 9:03 am

And Big Diamond (that's what they called Kwame down in Detroit) could have learned a single thing from Weiner: Don't fucking sext on your official, city-issued SkyTel pagers. Good god was that man stupid.

Also, don't kill your hookers. Also.

horsedreamer_1 June 10, 2011 at 9:53 am

Unless you're David Vitter.

(Yes, his goons's victim was the madam, not the ho. Still…)

RavenRant June 10, 2011 at 4:46 pm

I don't think that was Vitter. I think it was someone whose name had yet to come out.

Yeah, I know, I know. It was ruled a suicide. I'm sure the Tarpon Springs PD brought all the resources of CSI to the investigation. There was no federal investigation whatsoever.

There were a slew of highly convenient suicides and small plane crashes in the waning days of the Bush administration.

BarryOPotter June 10, 2011 at 9:17 am

…now back that thang up! (What' s the name of this dance?)

axmxz June 10, 2011 at 9:36 am

If Weiner's tweeting is the urban youth music of stupidity, Sarah Palin's whole career is Wagner's "Ring Cycle" of pure fail.

emmelemm June 10, 2011 at 1:10 pm

This comment may be a little on the esoteric side, but personally, I think it's right on.

Chet Kincaid June 10, 2011 at 9:36 am

"December 7th, 1941 — a date which will live in infamy — the United States was suddenly and deliberately attacked by the Empire of Japan. It is an affront to decency, like the licentious and improper music of that Negro scoundrel, Cab Calloway."

Warpde June 10, 2011 at 10:10 am

All I get out of my boom box is,

How I wish I weren’t a Wiener twitter tweet fan.
Bulging dicks not what I need to see, e, e
And if I never was a Wiener Tweet fan
That fuckup Breitbart would stop calling me.

a_pink_poodle June 10, 2011 at 10:31 am

Oh those "Urban Youths." Playing their JAZZ MUSIC and consorting with all the white wimminz. I want my country baaaaaaaack!

Chet Kincaid June 10, 2011 at 10:35 am

Next NRO Headline:
"True Cause Of Global Warming: Thug Hip-Hoppers 'Grinding Shawties In Da Club'"

jus_wonderin June 10, 2011 at 10:36 am

Downfister loves the Ron Jeremy.

mrblifil June 10, 2011 at 10:55 am

What's more badass than sommelier-cup bling?

hagajim June 10, 2011 at 11:12 am

Some dumb ass was on MSNBC last night saying that Weiner had embarrassed the Democratic party….last time I checked Anthony didn't tweet the Donkey dick to some chick….oh, wait, nevermind.

DahBoner June 10, 2011 at 11:17 am

Don't Worry, Be Happy!

Chet Kincaid June 10, 2011 at 11:42 am

You know who ELSE had a hard-on for "Degenerate Art"?!

anniegetyerfun June 10, 2011 at 12:38 pm

Ha, black people, am I right? They so crazy!

donner_froh June 10, 2011 at 3:52 pm

I blame those thuggish "urban youths" the Fresh Prince and DJ Jazzy Jeff.

RavenRant June 10, 2011 at 4:13 pm

God forbid those thugs are ever invited to the 'White' House!

horsedreamer_1 June 12, 2011 at 7:36 pm

Uncle Phil will have their black asses thrown right out.

RavenRant June 10, 2011 at 4:11 pm

Just like everyone talked incessantly about John Ensign's disease, coercing sex out of an employee, who just happened to be the wife of his best friend, also an employee, and living all the while in a weirdo flophouse run by a cult.

Oh, wait, they didn't.

american__mutt June 10, 2011 at 4:47 pm

Old people.

ttommyunger June 10, 2011 at 6:44 pm

Prolly checked with famous hipster George Will as a source for this literary gem.

Lascauxcaveman June 10, 2011 at 1:24 am

[/flips through daughter's iPod]

Well, there's a quite a big gaping ocean of suck there, alright. But it's not all horrible.

I mean, check out the tits on that Katy Perry gal, f'rinstance.

emmelemm June 10, 2011 at 2:23 am

You allow your daughter to have an iPod? Aren't you nice…

Toomush_Infer June 10, 2011 at 7:27 am

I fourthington….

not that Dewey June 10, 2011 at 10:35 am

Wait — who are we scolding? I'm lost.

Negropolis June 10, 2011 at 9:28 pm

Really, whatever. You're one of the top scolds here on a number of levels. I'd expect you to defend the snarkless. It's the pot calling the kettle a black dude.

Wonkette is rife with vile stereotypes and slurs used ironically for comedic effect, and everyone seems to understand that, and their inclusions often make the best posts. It's watermelons, black dicks, etc…all day long, and people seem to get it. Someone sardonically brings up the "money-counting Jew" stereotype, and we get treated to an unfunny lecture on the role of Jews in the civil rights movements (something every single educated person knows about BTW).

Nigga, please, is all I have left to say.

Doktor Zoom June 10, 2011 at 10:46 pm

More to the point, who are we going to spank? I call dibs on Limey Lizzie.

No, I don't think it should matter that she's not even in this thread.

not that Dewey June 10, 2011 at 11:49 pm

Spanking beyond the thread, are we? Sounds sexxy.

RavenRant June 11, 2011 at 6:32 pm

Every Tom Friedman book should be titled, "I was talking to a cab driver…" and every Megan McCardle book must be titled, "I was talking to a person on the bus…"

Note the all-important ellipses.

How long until one of these bubble people tries to prove their 'street cred' with, "I was talking to my chambermaid…" or "As my footman pointed out…"? Or possibly, "As I bent the houseboy over the credenza…"?

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