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April 9, 2014

Jonathan Tobin: Why Did Kerry Lie About Israeli Blame?

Samuel G. Freedman: A resolution 70 years later for a father's unsettling legacy of ashes from Dachau

Jessica Ivins: A resolution 70 years later for a father's unsettling legacy of ashes from Dachau

Kim Giles: Asking for help is not weakness

Kathy Kristof and Barbara Hoch Marcus: 7 Great Growth Israeli Stocks

Matthew Mientka: How Beans, Peas, And Chickpeas Cleanse Bad Cholesterol and Lowers Risk of Heart Disease

Sabrina Bachai: 5 At-Home Treatments For Headaches

The Kosher Gourmet by Daniel Neman Have yourself a matzo ball: The secrets bubby never told you and recipes she could have never imagined

April 8, 2014

Lori Nawyn: At Your Wit's End and Back: Finding Peace

Susan B. Garland and Rachel L. Sheedy: Strategies Married Couples Can Use to Boost Benefits

David Muhlbaum: Smart Tax Deductions Non-Itemizers Can Claim

Jill Weisenberger, M.S., R.D.N., C.D.E : Before You Lose Your Mental Edge

Dana Dovey: Coffee Drinkers Rejoice! Your Cup Of Joe Can Prevent Death From Liver Disease

Chris Weller: Electric 'Thinking Cap' Puts Your Brain Power Into High Gear

The Kosher Gourmet by Marlene Parrish A gift of hazelnuts keeps giving --- for a variety of nutty recipes: Entree, side, soup, dessert

April 4, 2014

Rabbi David Gutterman: The Word for Nothing Means Everything

Charles Krauthammer: Kerry's folly, Chapter 3

Amy Peterson: A life of love: How to build lasting relationships with your children

John Ericson: Older Women: Save Your Heart, Prevent Stroke Don't Drink Diet

John Ericson: Why 50 million Americans will still have spring allergies after taking meds

Cameron Huddleston: Best and Worst Buys of April 2014

Stacy Rapacon: Great Mutual Funds for Young Investors

Sarah Boesveld: Teacher keeps promise to mail thousands of former students letters written by their past selves

The Kosher Gourmet by Sharon Thompson Anyone can make a salad, you say. But can they make a great salad? (SECRETS, TESTED TECHNIQUES + 4 RECIPES, INCLUDING DRESSINGS)

April 2, 2014

Paul Greenberg: Death and joy in the spring

Dan Barry: Should South Carolina Jews be forced to maintain this chimney built by Germans serving the Nazis?

Mayra Bitsko: Save me! An alien took over my child's personality

Frank Clayton: Get happy: 20 scientifically proven happiness activities

Susan Scutti: It's Genetic! Obesity and the 'Carb Breakdown' Gene

Lecia Bushak: Why Hand Sanitizer May Actually Harm Your Health

Stacy Rapacon: Great Funds You Can Own for $500 or Less

Cameron Huddleston: 7 Ways to Save on Home Decor

The Kosher Gourmet by Steve Petusevsky Exploring ingredients as edible-stuffed containers (TWO RECIPES + TIPS & TECHINQUES)

Jewish World Review July 25, 2012/ 6 Menachem-Av, 5772

Anthony Weiner Reinserts Himself --- Into Politics

By Ron Hart




http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | Almost without exception, liberal politicians have no other marketable skills valued by the private sector. So when they are disgraced and have to resign from office, securing gainful employment presents quite a challenge.

This is the case of disgraced ex-New York Congressman Anthony Weiner, who is rumored to be considering a run for Mayor of the Big Apple. This is a man whose regard for his own "private sector" got him into trouble.

Just to remind you, Weiner was a high-ranking Democrat attack dog. When high humidity prevented the enchanting and demure Debbie Wasserman-Schultz's head from fitting into the TV shot, Weiner was the backup, go-to spew monkey of Democrat talking points.

He loved the camera, though we did not know exactly just how much he loved it until about a year ago. As a hobby, Weiner enjoyed putting his cell phone camera down his pants and taking erotic stills of his Congressional member. I hear you saying, "Well, that sounds pretty normal," but here is where it gets weird. Weiner would then Tweet and e-mail the pictures to girls whom he met online. "A little something for the ladies," he thought; he didn't have to do it, but he felt he was doing them a favor.

Congressman Weiner sent his "junk" mail to a number of unsuspecting women. In one day he sent his man-business picture to an exotic dancer, a porno starlet, an unwed mother, and a casino hostess - or, as they call it in Atlantic City, the life cycle.

When caught, Weiner went with a politician's first instinct: he lied. He said "someone," probably implying Tea Party members, had hacked his Twitter account and posted his pictures of his private parts online. In interview after interview he assured us he was "on this" and, like fellow Democrat O.J. Simpson, was going to hunt down those responsible and get back to us when he found them. He would not rest until he found the perp -- or in this case the perv -- who did this to him.

According to Weiner, the pictures were not of his wiener - he was being "set up," thereby claiming the highest honor a Democrat can bestow upon himself: victimhood.

Even as his denials lost steam and those pesky facts kept surfacing, he tried to say it was all a misunderstanding. (To be fair, when he went through Congressional freshman orientation, he was told that one of the perks for Congressmen was that they could mail their packages for free.)

When a politician comes up the ranks as just a politician, we should be eternally skeptical. Our Community Organizer-in-Chief spent precious little time accomplishing anything. Before he had really done anything, he wrote two autobiographies and had a "cup of coffee" as a state and U.S. Senator before being thrust upon us as President.

Weiner tried other jobs while he was in his political time-out chair. He could have tried to be a greeter at some of the casinos near New York, but their owners probably don't want any employee out front who is that glad to see customers.

With public approval of Congress at 10%, in a few years Weiner might find it better to say he was an Internet stalker/flasher rather than admitting he was a member of "Nanny" Pelosi's Congress.

No bad deed goes punished in politics. New York re-elected Charles Rangel in spite of his misdeeds. CNN gave former New York Governor Elliot Spitzer his own opinion show. And Weiner has $4.5 million in campaign money that is his to use. Public matching funds, awarded by politicians for politicians, could add $1.5million more to his creepy coffers, so he could be formidable.

Oddly, now even 45% of voters in his district want Weiner to get his Congressional seat back. The other 55% say they would like to have the CDC test the seat before anyone else occupies it.

So don't count Weiner out. In corrupt Democrat strongholds like New York and Illinois (where four of the state's last five governors are in prison), politicians never die. And even dead, they can vote.

My guess is that Weiner will continue to play coy about running. He seems to enjoy leaving things dangling.

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JWR contributor Ron Hart grew up in Tennessee and began writing a column for his hometown paper in 2002. He attended The University of Memphis and the Institute for Political and Economic Systems at Georgetown University. Ron graduated Magna Cum Laude and was elected student government president. Upon getting his MBA, he went to work for Goldman Sachs. He was appointed to the Tennessee Board of Regents by then Governor Lamar Alexander and is now a private investor. He appears on CNN and has been quoted in numerous publications including the Wall Street Journal.

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Previously:

The 'Food Stamp President' Loves the Dependent, Mostly for Their Votes

The Fourth and Family

Fatherhood: Blame starts early if you allow it

Toothless Law Sets Doofus Free: The John Edwards Hung Jury

The Dangers of Government's Creeping Incrementalism

Affable dolt, highly excitable and eager to please, Biden does Obama's Bidding

First Person Forward

The Secret Service: Not that Secret about getting Serviced

Who are Really the Heroes?

GSA Vegas excesses? Bush's fault

Temptation of the Tebow

ObamaCare---Once They Get their Commerce Claws in Us, What's the Limit?

Obama's Campaign Theme: Taxation and Demonization

DNA and Me: Family Facts not Genome for Years

College for Everyone? Some Children Need to be Left Behind

Hope for the Hip-Hop-ocrisy at the Grammys

The Bain of Our Existence

Confusing Obama and 'Go Bama'

E-conning the Public, Washington Spending, and Other Shell Games

Looking Back at 2011

Kim Jong Il: North Koreans Love You Long Time --- it's Mandatory

What the MF-- Global?

The GOP Primaries: The Adultery of Hope

No Thankfulness at Thanksgiving for the OWS Crowd

Cain Mutiny, or a ‘High-tech Lynching?’

Slipping into an Envy-ocracy

An honest, if unconventional, assessment of those vying to wipe that smirk off Obama's smug mug

The Unwashed Masses Descend on New York City

Obama ‘pivots to jobs’ --- his

Washington: Blame No One. Do Something!

Our Debt Problems: Politicians Extend and Pretend

No Child Left --- To the Left

Dems' debt ceiling demagoguery

Golf Summit --- I Like Spike(s)

Nancy Pelosi Finally Demands a Weiner Probe

The porkulus political payback project

Schwarzenegger, please!

An ILL Wind for Business --- Boeing, Boeing Gone?

Osama's 72 Virgins --- and Obama's 72 Versions

Bin Laden was taken out by seals and now sleeps with the fishes

Trump: Got 99 problems, but rich ain't one

Why you should see the ‘Atlas Shrugged’ movie

Why The Donald trumps the Bamster

O-Bomb-A

Mid-East Megalomaniacal Despots on the Run

Truther or Dare

Facebook ‘Un-friends’ Our Increasingly Regulation-burdened Capital Markets

Egyptians Unfriend Mubarak

Hold 'em liable --- the colleges, that is

Follow your Hart in a look back at 2010

GOP wins in showdown

WikiLeaks --- Danger or Disinfectant?

The Angle of the Rangel

Where We Let Terrorists Really Hurt Us

Time to starve the spending beast

The TSA: We Do Chicken Right!

A Red Wave

No Juan Left Behind at NPR

Capitalism in Time Saves Mine

The Broader Picture of What These Elections Mean

Dem-moralized: ‘Dead Fish’ taken to the trash cant

Ships Passing in the Night

Obamanomics continue to add up . . . for Republicans

She had Tiger by the tail: If Elin did not get Tiger's money, Obama would have


© 2010 Ron Hart

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