Re: A Moment Of Crisis

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Don't blame us 'cause you suck at Google.


Posted by: Josh | Link to this comment | 03-10-08 5:12 PM
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Yeah, blame w-lfs-n.


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 03-10-08 5:17 PM
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Huh. DOJ was investigating Spitser and then found the hookers? Boy, I hope this story gets more clear by tomorrow.


Posted by: Jackmormon | Link to this comment | 03-10-08 5:20 PM
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So are they gloating over at the conservative blogs, the way we gloat when one of their boys is caught dead in a butt plug and wet suits?


Posted by: rob helpy-chalk | Link to this comment | 03-10-08 5:24 PM
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Yes.


Posted by: Jackmormon | Link to this comment | 03-10-08 5:25 PM
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Gah, that face. Dude, you're already royally fucked, so why look like a sorry schmuck on top of it all? If there were ever a time for some world-class chutzpah, it's now. Maybe you should take a lesson from Karl Rove.


Posted by: Jesus McQueen | Link to this comment | 03-10-08 5:31 PM
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or Tom DeLay's mugshot. But, people regularly make ridiculous faces; editors run pictures of them looking like sorry schmucks next to stories about them being sorry schmucks. What's he going to do, grin through the whole press conference?


Posted by: Katherine | Link to this comment | 03-10-08 5:36 PM
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He looks like his own Avenue Q foam latex puppet.


Posted by: Gonerill | Link to this comment | 03-10-08 5:47 PM
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7: Oh, I know. I'd advise against the grinning, but in a situation like this, every click of the shutter is potentially a politician's death mask. If you're going to do something so monumentally stupid, best be prepared for that.


Posted by: Jesus McQueen | Link to this comment | 03-10-08 5:52 PM
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#6: If there were ever a time for some world-class chutzpah, it's now.

"Sure, I screwed a woman. But the fat cats on Wall Street are screwing the entire country!"


Posted by: Gaijin Biker | Link to this comment | 03-10-08 5:53 PM
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Also, he looks like he's gurning.


Posted by: Gaijin Biker | Link to this comment | 03-10-08 5:55 PM
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what's that pause sign again? is it this?: =
anyway, pause

fed. v sampras at madison sq. garden livestream

this mention especially for w/d in case he didn't get tickets.

resume gameplay.


Posted by: Michael | Link to this comment | 03-10-08 6:09 PM
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link got left out. damn thing only works on windows, too. sucks for me.


Posted by: Michael | Link to this comment | 03-10-08 6:13 PM
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we should end this blog in honor of elliot spitzer and hookers everywhere.


Posted by: fl | Link to this comment | 03-10-08 6:37 PM
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If he had really said the mock quote in 10, he would have my vote.


Posted by: Walt Someguy | Link to this comment | 03-10-08 6:40 PM
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Poor Zombie Spitzer. All he ever wanted was infinite fellatio, and look where it got him.


Posted by: minneapolitan | Link to this comment | 03-10-08 6:46 PM
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"Sure, I screwed a woman. But the fat cats on Wall Street are screwing the entire country!"

Outstanding.

"I look forward to an America that cares more about blowback than blowjobs."

"The Republicans refuse to take steps to adequately protect the country, but now they criticize me for not adequately protecting myself."


Posted by: Gonerill | Link to this comment | 03-10-08 6:50 PM
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3: This is in no way intended to exculpate Spitzer; he did it, it was incredibly hypocritical and stupid, and his career's probably over and should be.

But I bet the story is that DOJ was combing his records with a fine-tooth comb in the hopes of finding anything to get him on. This is Bush's DOJ, and the principle of investigating crimes rather than people has been abandoned.


Posted by: LizardBreath | Link to this comment | 03-10-08 6:51 PM
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Btw, the caption for this photograph -- and title for this post -- should have been "Spitzer Swallows."


Posted by: Gonerill | Link to this comment | 03-10-08 6:51 PM
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Wow, G had his Wheaties today. I particularly like "The Republicans refuse to take steps to adequately protect the country, but now they criticize me for not adequately protecting myself."


Posted by: SomeCallMeTim | Link to this comment | 03-10-08 6:52 PM
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Thanks Michael, but I can liveblog it if you want. I didn't like Federer's break in the first game, but Sampras has come close to breaking back now. On the other hand, that Federer guy is pretty good.


Posted by: washerdreyer | Link to this comment | 03-10-08 6:55 PM
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he looks like he's gurning.

He is gurning - he's screwing up his face and sticking out his ears as if to say, "Look at me! What choice did I have but to pay for it? I'm a monster."


Posted by: felix | Link to this comment | 03-10-08 7:09 PM
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"I might have been shelling out for a whore, but they were whoring for Shell."


Posted by: Knecht Ruprecht | Link to this comment | 03-10-08 7:13 PM
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Wow, remember Bob? He wrote good posts. (scroll down from Aha!)


Posted by: spaz | Link to this comment | 03-10-08 7:17 PM
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The appointments, made through an online booking service, cost between $1080 and $5950 an hour.

So the budget girls were $1080 / hr., and I bet you got a discount for the second hour. So you see, it was really quite reasonable.


Posted by: John Emerson | Link to this comment | 03-10-08 7:24 PM
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I can liveblog it if you want.

you should, no one else seems to be.


Posted by: Michael | Link to this comment | 03-10-08 7:31 PM
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The Mann Act in "Lolita">


Posted by: John Emerson | Link to this comment | 03-10-08 7:34 PM
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The appointments, made through an online booking service, cost between $1080 and $5950 an hour.

Sure, that sounds expensive. But for that price, you are guaranteed total anonymity and discretion.

oh... waitaminute...


Posted by: Gaijin Biker | Link to this comment | 03-10-08 7:36 PM
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No one from the agency blabbed.


Posted by: ogged | Link to this comment | 03-10-08 7:39 PM
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and now the Vatican has added seven mor sins!!! Elliot, Oh, Elliot

"Have you read The Divine Comedy?" I asked the Archbishop.
"Yes. In seminary."
"Jesuit?"
"Yes."
"My father loved Dante," I said, and stood up. "Think of it, a man of the swamp, quoted Dante to me when I was a kid."
"That's admirable," said the Archbishop.
"You bet. So anyway, Dante begins his journey and faces three beasts: the leopard of disordered appetites, you know drinking, eating, lust, that kind of thing; the lion of bestial doings portends what happens when we use our intellects, our sources of good for bad, very bad things; then there is the lean and hungry wolf, that's the sins that occur when we use our intellect and capacity for good in the service of darkness, cruelty and desecration of life itself. The Holocaust, slavery, or the murder of children."
"You think I have not seen the beasts?" he asked me, moving forward in his chair.
"Yes, I think you have. But I am reminded of this passage: The power that perceives the course of time is not the power that captures all the mind. That's from Purgatorio. My friend, the one who was murdered and you prayed for recently, told me that time was endless. I don't believe my path is laid out for me. I still choose which way to go and who to go with."
"Then I hope that you have as good a companion as Dante's Beatrice as you make your journey. I will pray for you."
He was dismissing me. I moved toward him slowly, feeling Pinch moving with me. My eyes locked on the Archbishop's. He was sad, in spiritual pain, I could sense that; a man with great power who was immobilized by his position, by his belief that he could function only within the clothes that he wore, the trappings of the Church. As best he could, he proceeded mercifully. The hell of it was that the sins of omission are often greater and more damaging than those of commission. So sayeth the lean and hungry wolf.

From: The Beatitudes, Book I in The New Orleans Trilogy at www.beatitudesinneworleans.blogspot.com where you may received a free book to help rebuild New Orleans


Posted by: Lyn LeJeune | Link to this comment | 03-10-08 7:39 PM
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Lyn, can I tell you how much I enjoy the fact that you appear to be the only commenter resulting from the New York Times link?


Posted by: LizardBreath | Link to this comment | 03-10-08 7:42 PM
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Lyn, that's becoming slightly tiresome.


Posted by: ogged | Link to this comment | 03-10-08 7:43 PM
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For me, $1080 is as nothing..... because I never have it once the rent is paid.


Posted by: John Emerson | Link to this comment | 03-10-08 7:43 PM
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A friend of mine says that in Portland, OR, the baseline is $200 / hr. Portland is a fairly low-budget city, so $1000 probably isn't really high-end in NYC or Paris.


Posted by: John Emerson | Link to this comment | 03-10-08 7:45 PM
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BR is making me post (again) that she wants a summer Unfogged party.

She hasnt mentioned it, but I suspect that she wants it in the summer so Ogged cant claim to have a cold.


Posted by: will | Link to this comment | 03-10-08 7:48 PM
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Um. Are you people actually talking to a spam bot?


Posted by: bitchphd | Link to this comment | 03-10-08 7:48 PM
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For me, $1080 is as nothing..... because I never have it once the rent is paid.

You have to make regional COL adjustments, Emerson. It looks like it's about $540 in in Minneapolis money.


Posted by: SomeCallMeTim | Link to this comment | 03-10-08 7:48 PM
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Screw BR. We need to have a WEST COAST Unfogged party. You east coast bastards can do the traveling this time. (The midwest people are still screwed, but hey, if y'all want to put something together in Minneapolis or Chicago, knock yourselves out.)


Posted by: bitchphd | Link to this comment | 03-10-08 7:50 PM
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This is probably the place to note that cherimoyas are $8/lb. at the grocery store, and seem to weigh between 1-1.5 pounds each. I might have eaten my last cherimoya.


Posted by: ogged | Link to this comment | 03-10-08 7:50 PM
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Actually, PDX is more expensive than MPLS, I found.

Possibly the sex-worker COL adjustment varies by state. (There isn't a sex-worker category in the chart.) Portland is probably more wide open than NYC, bringing prices even further down.


Posted by: John Emerson | Link to this comment | 03-10-08 7:52 PM
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Screw BR. We need to have a WEST COAST Unfogged party. You east coast bastards can do the traveling this time. (The midwest people are still screwed, but hey, if y'all want to put something together in Minneapolis or Chicago, knock yourselves out.)

Heebie grabbed her butt. Now Bitch wants to screw her?!??!

Bitch, you know that you want to come to Richmond and play with my monkey.


Posted by: will | Link to this comment | 03-10-08 7:53 PM
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Yeah, is this Lyn a real person or a bot? How does one block a bot?


Posted by: Bostoniangirl | Link to this comment | 03-10-08 7:53 PM
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Have I taught you people nothing? Some of the list rates.


Posted by: ogged | Link to this comment | 03-10-08 7:54 PM
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Actually, PDX is more expensive than MPLS, I found.

The chart seems to back you up on that.


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 03-10-08 7:54 PM
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them


Posted by: ogged | Link to this comment | 03-10-08 7:54 PM
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By weight, Will is 1.0% pheremone, hormone, and endorphin. Quite a lot, really, that 1%. It' his clients' fault.


Posted by: John Emerson | Link to this comment | 03-10-08 7:56 PM
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39: Good lord. You could afford meat for those prices, even under the LB "Liberalism is back, baby!" regime. (Probably not WF meat.)


Posted by: SomeCallMeTim | Link to this comment | 03-10-08 7:57 PM
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Fine, Emerson. You can come too.


Posted by: will | Link to this comment | 03-10-08 7:57 PM
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Know your spammer! Lyn enjoys Marx Brothers movies and One Hundred Years of Solitude.


Posted by: Merganser | Link to this comment | 03-10-08 8:05 PM
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If Tom is Lyn's friend, then Lyn must be ok.


Posted by: will | Link to this comment | 03-10-08 8:07 PM
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49: I see where it says "anything by Charlie Chaplin and the Marx Brothers", but what is by Charlie Chaplin and the Marx Brothers?


Posted by: essear | Link to this comment | 03-10-08 8:12 PM
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The structuring statute they say he'll be charged under is kind of bullshit. The law says banks have to report transfers over $10k, so they made it illegal to do a bunch of transfers under $10k to get the same effect but avoid reporting. But obviously it's trivial to find a series of transfers totalling over $10k and report them (since people are always caught doing this) so why should it be illegal? Just make the law, "Report all transfers over $10k and all related transfers within a time period that total over $10k."
Is there a St. Louis readership? I might be there for a conference in April.


Posted by: SP | Link to this comment | 03-10-08 8:18 PM
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"I spent $5000 for an hour with a prostitute...but the Republicans are spending $20 million an hour in Iraq"

"I may have owed money to an escort service...but I didn't ask the Federal Reserve or the FHA to bail me out"


Posted by: PerfectlyGoddamnDelightful | Link to this comment | 03-10-08 8:19 PM
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43: that's an interesting link, but "Eros Minnesota" seems like a contradiction in terms.


Posted by: PerfectlyGoddamnDelightful | Link to this comment | 03-10-08 8:21 PM
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I can't quite decide if Federer threw the second set tiebreaker.


Posted by: washerdreyer | Link to this comment | 03-10-08 8:23 PM
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"I may have solicited sex, but at least I didn't do so in a public space!"


Posted by: Jackmormon | Link to this comment | 03-10-08 8:24 PM
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"I was merely doing my own undercover work, not wishing to put NY's Finest through this onerous task."


Posted by: bitchphd | Link to this comment | 03-10-08 8:26 PM
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"I may have used the Emperor's Club, but I wasn't clubbing other people with the imperial presidency."


Posted by: eb | Link to this comment | 03-10-08 8:27 PM
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"I may have sucked a hooker. But greedy subprime lenders are hooking suckers!"


Posted by: Gaijin Biker | Link to this comment | 03-10-08 8:27 PM
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"My behavior might have constituted perversion. But they have perverted the constitution!"


Posted by: Knecht Ruprecht | Link to this comment | 03-10-08 8:29 PM
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"I hired prostitutes, but I didn't use condoms, because I believe that if you are going to have sex you have to be prepared to deal with the consequences."


Posted by: bitchphd | Link to this comment | 03-10-08 8:30 PM
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60 is great.


Posted by: Jackmormon | Link to this comment | 03-10-08 8:31 PM
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"I'd rather have a bottle in front of me than a career-ending trainwreck of sleaze that destroys my family, comforts my enemies and leaves my supporters angry, betrayed and confused!"


Posted by: Gonerill | Link to this comment | 03-10-08 8:33 PM
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Abstinence-only education taught me that it was sinful to use birth control.


Posted by: washerdreyer | Link to this comment | 03-10-08 8:36 PM
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"I may have succumbed to a terrible vice, but they've succumbed to a terrible vice president."


Posted by: eb | Link to this comment | 03-10-08 8:38 PM
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"I lost control of my urges, but that is still better than losing control of our nation's fiscal future."

"Each of us must find our own way to deliver stimulus to the faltering economy"


Posted by: PerfectlyGoddamnDelightful | Link to this comment | 03-10-08 8:42 PM
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Minnesota exports prostitutes to NYC. It's a sort of cliche in the Biz.


Posted by: John Emerson | Link to this comment | 03-10-08 8:44 PM
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"I've decided to legalize prostitution."


Posted by: ogged | Link to this comment | 03-10-08 8:44 PM
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68 wins. You asshole.


Posted by: bitchphd | Link to this comment | 03-10-08 8:45 PM
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66: I will never think of the phrase "stimulus package" in the same way again.


Posted by: essear | Link to this comment | 03-10-08 8:45 PM
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"This is why we need more restraints on the federal government's wiretapping authority. Urge Congress not to pass the Senate's version of FISA legislation."


Posted by: eb | Link to this comment | 03-10-08 8:52 PM
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"What's the big deal about a live girl?"


Posted by: washerdreyer | Link to this comment | 03-10-08 8:52 PM
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71: in fact, I keep thinking exactly that. Was it a wire tap with a warrant?


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 03-10-08 8:55 PM
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Yeah, 68 wins. 63 is good, but suffers under the misapprehension that Spitzer ever went after the vote of the New York Irish.


Posted by: Mary Catherine | Link to this comment | 03-10-08 8:56 PM
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Is it possible to legalize prostitution retroactively?


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 03-10-08 8:58 PM
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That prostitute was a monster, she'd stoop to anything.


Posted by: washerdreyer | Link to this comment | 03-10-08 8:58 PM
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Not to be ungrateful, but I prefer 72 to 68.


Posted by: ogged | Link to this comment | 03-10-08 9:00 PM
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"I intend to resign at the end of the month."


Posted by: eb | Link to this comment | 03-10-08 9:00 PM
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Busting the guy for hiring a prostitute is one thing, but that "structuring" law is BS. If it's your money, you should be allowed to access however you damn well see fit.

Also:

In a interview two years ago, Spitzer, then-attorney general, told ABC News he had some advice for people who break the law. "Never talk when you can nod, and never nod when you can wink, and never write an e-mail because it's death. You're giving prosecutors all the evidence we need," he said.


Posted by: Gaijin Biker | Link to this comment | 03-10-08 9:10 PM
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"Leeroy Jenkins!"


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 03-10-08 9:10 PM
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oops, "access" s/b "access it"


Posted by: Gaijin Biker | Link to this comment | 03-10-08 9:10 PM
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I will never think of the phrase "stimulus package" in the same way again.

goddamnit, I knew I forgot a key word in there.


Posted by: PGD | Link to this comment | 03-10-08 9:12 PM
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The bank records thing is kind of a red herring. He would have been caught anyhow when he instituted hooker-only hours at the Spitzer family pole-vault gym.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 03-10-08 9:12 PM
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80: See, it's still premature to declare a winner.


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 03-10-08 9:18 PM
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"Consistent with the Democratic position on Iraq, I relied on a very responsible withdrawal strategy."


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 03-10-08 9:19 PM
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"You can fool some of the people all of the time and all of the people some of the time, but you can't put hookers on your ATM card."


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 03-10-08 9:23 PM
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Stanley is being too subtle. "I'm in favor of pulling out."


Posted by: washerdreyer | Link to this comment | 03-10-08 9:23 PM
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"You know what? Totally worth it."


Posted by: ogged | Link to this comment | 03-10-08 9:28 PM
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"Before you judge, you should really see these girls."


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 03-10-08 9:30 PM
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By the way, did anyone catch that on the news channels - at least this afternoon - they couldn't stop talking about Spitzer's education, as if that made the scandal inexplicable.


Posted by: eb | Link to this comment | 03-10-08 9:30 PM
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Related.

"Ludacris's ideal 'ho-highway' would be I-95."


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 03-10-08 9:30 PM
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"I took liberties with a tramp. They trampled our liberties."

"I fucked a working girl. They fucked the working man."


Posted by: Knecht Ruprecht | Link to this comment | 03-10-08 9:30 PM
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When asked about the possibility of prosecution under the Mann Act, Governor Spitzer shrugged and replied, "What can I say? I've got hoes in different area codes."


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 03-10-08 9:32 PM
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Also, it's somewhat amusing how much of the complaint details conversations about "Client 9"'s inability to get a deposit in on time, and the possibility of prepaying for the future in order to avoid those problems.


Posted by: eb | Link to this comment | 03-10-08 9:32 PM
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"What we really have here is proof that trickle-down really doesn't work well at all."


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 03-10-08 9:33 PM
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really really really


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 03-10-08 9:34 PM
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"Suspicions were raised when Governer Spitzer put a large, framed print of this map in his office.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 03-10-08 9:35 PM
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97: "But with 'Ludacris' crossed out and replaced with 'Governor Spitzer' and several more area codes filled in."


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 03-10-08 9:36 PM
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Goddamit!

Pwned, and not in a sexual way.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 03-10-08 9:37 PM
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"Client 9" is an accurate characterization. But it should not be the full measure of my status as a public servant.


Posted by: PGD | Link to this comment | 03-10-08 9:37 PM
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Pwned, and not in a sexual way.

Sez you.


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 03-10-08 9:38 PM
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I bet you got a discount for the second hour. So you see, it was really quite reasonable.

In fact, the service did offer a 4-hour discount to another client ($1,000/hr. or 4 hours for $3,600) as well as a discount for cash.

(I'm prurient. I browsed through the affidavit.)


Posted by: Sir Kraab | Link to this comment | 03-10-08 9:43 PM
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"When I went to Washington, I took a special interest in a prostitute. My opponents, on the other hand, have whored themselves out to special interests."


Posted by: eb | Link to this comment | 03-10-08 9:43 PM
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I think Knecht wins so far.

Not that there aren't many other worthy entries. It's an honor just to be nominated, you know.


Posted by: Sir Kraab | Link to this comment | 03-10-08 9:46 PM
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Re: 94 and discount for cash

The thought I had every time I watched the Sopranos: Good heavens, if they put this much work into legit jobs, they'd make just as much money.

Seriously, the problems of client services are pretty much the same. They don't pay, they can't be relied upon to pay later, if they actually do get their act together, you're sufficiently grateful that you give them a cash discount.


Posted by: Witt | Link to this comment | 03-10-08 9:46 PM
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"Welcome CNN, MSNBC, Fox News. I can't say I'm happy to see you all, but at least someone else is paying you whores."


Posted by: ogged | Link to this comment | 03-10-08 9:47 PM
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"For our economy to function properly and live up to its full potential, consumers must have full confidence in the integrity of markets. As you know, I have previously taken on powerful interests to expose the abusive practices and conflicts of interest that unlawfully enrich service providers at the expense of their customers. This time, I have personally led an investigation into an industry rife with corruption: an industry in which brokers exploit a lack of transparency to collect exorbitant rents from buyers and sellers, in which smalltime buyers are routinely ripped off by unscrupulous sellers, and in which small-scale sellers have their access to the marketplace impeded by criminal cartels. Fellow citizens of New York, if this state is to remain a world leader in the sex trade against competition from other global centers--if New York is to succeed in an age where prostitutes can cross national borders to wherever returns are highest--we must force the industry to adhere to a higher standard."


Posted by: Knecht Ruprecht | Link to this comment | 03-10-08 9:48 PM
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"Throughout my career, I have stood up for the rights of the little guy."


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 03-10-08 9:50 PM
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"She wore a pearl necklace."


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 03-10-08 9:51 PM
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"While we were apart I was human too."


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 03-10-08 9:54 PM
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Does anyone mind if I send a bunch of these "he should have said quotes" to a friend? I ask because I think they could go semi-viral pretty quickly and I'm not sure if anyone would be bothered by that.


Posted by: Sir Kraab | Link to this comment | 03-10-08 9:58 PM
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Ludacris's map matches up quite well against the census map of concentration of African-American population, except for...Nebraska? WTF?


Posted by: Knecht Ruprecht | Link to this comment | 03-10-08 9:59 PM
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"My opponents babel on about my whoring in Washington. But they are the ones who have made Washington the Whore of Babylon."

(Speaking of which, His Holiness will be here in April.)


Posted by: md 20/400 | Link to this comment | 03-10-08 10:00 PM
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"The Bush administration has waged war on science through sins of omission; my sins, on the other hand, are merely ones of intromission."


Posted by: eb | Link to this comment | 03-10-08 10:00 PM
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111: I was going to do that too, if no one minds.


Posted by: PGD | Link to this comment | 03-10-08 10:01 PM
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"Throughout my career, I have stood up for the rights of the little guy."

"It's true my little guy was standing upright, but I have always stood up for the rights of the little guy."


Posted by: Gaijin Biker | Link to this comment | 03-10-08 10:03 PM
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Just credit this post as the source, with a link.


Posted by: Gaijin Biker | Link to this comment | 03-10-08 10:03 PM
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"Many have tried to make the Democratic party more competitive. But I say, we have to make that donkey punch!"


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 03-10-08 10:03 PM
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Ludacris's map matches up quite well against the census map of concentration of African-American population, except for...Nebraska? WTF?

That area code includes Omaha, which has a sizable black population (relatively speaking), but I suspect it was chosen because the number fit well in the rhythm of the song.


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 03-10-08 10:04 PM
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116: thanks for making that explicit, GB.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 03-10-08 10:04 PM
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119: dude no way. He has Omahoes.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 03-10-08 10:04 PM
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He has Omahoes.

Who doesn't?


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 03-10-08 10:06 PM
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Infinite Omahoes.


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 03-10-08 10:06 PM
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I parted the thighs of a courtesan. They made the high court partisan.


Posted by: Knecht Ruprecht | Link to this comment | 03-10-08 10:06 PM
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"Based on my past - and highly successful - experience with these kinds of cases, I was called in as a special prostitutor to take the lead on this investigation."


Posted by: eb | Link to this comment | 03-10-08 10:07 PM
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Shit, I give up. Knecht wins.


Posted by: PGD | Link to this comment | 03-10-08 10:08 PM
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Aw, shucks, PGD. I gotta go to bed now.


Posted by: Knecht Ruprecht | Link to this comment | 03-10-08 10:08 PM
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"I may have been diddling while my home burned, but Bush has been fiddling while Rome burns."

I, too, should give up and go to sleep.


Posted by: eb | Link to this comment | 03-10-08 10:10 PM
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127: I don't get it.


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 03-10-08 10:10 PM
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He's going to bed with a prostitute. C'mon.


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 03-10-08 10:11 PM
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73: I think so, since I saw a reference to the wiretaps expiring and then being renewed.


Posted by: the Other Paul | Link to this comment | 03-10-08 10:11 PM
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Looks like they found the missing link in the human evolutionary chain.


Posted by: PresidenToor | Link to this comment | 03-10-08 10:18 PM
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I told you already that you're banned.


Posted by: ben w-lfs-n | Link to this comment | 03-10-08 10:31 PM
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19: Jon Stewart and/or his writers stole your joke!


Posted by: washerdreyer | Link to this comment | 03-10-08 11:05 PM
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19: Jon Stewart and/or his writers stole your joke!

No way! I think this has happened before, too. Obviously I'm in the wrong line of work.


Posted by: Gonerill | Link to this comment | 03-10-08 11:13 PM
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Yglesias turned his blog over to his girlfriend twice today? It's not like he's the kind of blogger who needs to scramble for content.

That said, I've met Sara, and she's pretty much the eidos of "petite." So I can see why she's upset.


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 03-10-08 11:31 PM
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I'm banned?


Posted by: PresidenToor | Link to this comment | 03-10-08 11:39 PM
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Yes.


Posted by: ben w-lfs-n | Link to this comment | 03-10-08 11:39 PM
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Oh, ok sorry...


Posted by: PresidenToor | Link to this comment | 03-10-08 11:42 PM
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5'2" ain't petite! 5'2" is the exact, ideal height a woman might achieve.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 03-10-08 11:43 PM
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I went to the Empire Club; their empire clubs people.

This country was founded by people who came in the Mayflower.

eh, I'm not good at this.



Posted by: Katherine | Link to this comment | 03-10-08 11:50 PM
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This thread has totally moved on, I see; but the post and linked thread reminds me of this poster of Ronald Reagan and Caspar Weinberger.


Posted by: jms | Link to this comment | 03-10-08 11:51 PM
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I usually am good at this kind of game. I started to write something, but then read 124 and abandoned the project, all thoughts of jokes and whores totally gone as I sat here ... in awe.


Posted by: foolishmortal | Link to this comment | 03-11-08 12:04 AM
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You know, 124 really is fantastic.


Posted by: ogged | Link to this comment | 03-11-08 12:29 AM
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Isn't it past your bedtime?


Posted by: bitchphd | Link to this comment | 03-11-08 12:36 AM
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Yes. Yet, here I am!


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 03-11-08 12:40 AM
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Come back to the raft, Huck, honey.


Posted by: bitchphd | Link to this comment | 03-11-08 12:43 AM
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Just credit this post as the source, with a link to w-lfs-n's NYT post.


Posted by: Sir Kraab | Link to this comment | 03-11-08 3:12 AM
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Berth control is the responsibility of the governor, in his capacity as head of the Port Authority.


Posted by: Michael H Schneider | Link to this comment | 03-11-08 3:55 AM
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PDX is more expensive than MPLS, I found.

Really? I thought Spitzer was paying for the quality-of-service guarantee on his...bits.

Anyway, this is seriously fucked up - note that the whole case appears to revolve around doing a random social graph plot of a state governor's bank account (who just happens to be on the other side) just because....LOOK! TERRORISTS!...and stumbling on a large cash payment or six, and then whacking in the taps.


Posted by: Alex | Link to this comment | 03-11-08 4:10 AM
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151:Yes, as I said on the other thread, Selective Monitoring and Enforcement 101. A parting of the curtains to reveal yet another part of the machinery of the "permanent Republican majority". The Rule of Law deployed in the service of the lawless.


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 03-11-08 5:39 AM
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If there were ever a time for some world-class chutzpah, it's now.

Word. "Politics ain't nothing but hoes and tricks!"


Posted by: Populuxe | Link to this comment | 03-11-08 7:14 AM
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"Hey, at least I wasn't sitting on a Minnesota toilet trolling for a quickee"


Posted by: asl | Link to this comment | 03-11-08 8:10 AM
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Off topic:

Do people outside Mississippi vote at the local church, or is that just us barefoot rednecks?


Posted by: Anderson | Link to this comment | 03-11-08 8:44 AM
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My voting places for the past 3 addresses have been the Baptist church down the road, the local junior high school, and the VFW hall.


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 03-11-08 8:46 AM
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Do people outside Mississippi vote at the local church, or is that just us barefoot rednecks?

You guys have FEET?!? Rich s.o.b.'s.


Posted by: SomeCallMeTim | Link to this comment | 03-11-08 8:46 AM
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Actually, there should be a second church in there, and the past four addresses. But perhaps NC isn't any less barefoot and redneck than Mississippi.


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 03-11-08 8:47 AM
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I have to disagree with Sara that 5'5'' and 105 pounds isn't petite. Either 'petite' means 'not tall, and delicate looking', and being 105 pounds seems to qualify, or 'petite' means 'needs to buy pants that are shorter than average', and that can be true at 5'5''.


Posted by: Cala | Link to this comment | 03-11-08 8:51 AM
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Churches (and schools) are very common polling places IME.


Posted by: Sir Kraab | Link to this comment | 03-11-08 8:52 AM
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This Eurosophisticate votes at the Christian Science church. Because it's free and it's got a big hall, I think.


Posted by: OneFatEnglishman | Link to this comment | 03-11-08 8:53 AM
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Mostly elementary schools IME. They're conveniently dispersed throughout the community, and the kids get a day off.


Posted by: Cala | Link to this comment | 03-11-08 8:59 AM
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Notes from Mississippi:

--My office mate saw Obama on TV last night, speaking in Mississippi and apparently doing a really, really bad attempt at a Southern accent, which vexed her greatly.

--My 6th grader reports that his classmates overwhelmingly favor Obama, and that John McCain is "like, really really old" and "will probably die while he's president" if he's elected. I forgot to ask what they think of Hillary.

--Went in to vote and found several tables put together for the Republican primary, with old white folks behind them. I walked over to the single Democrat table with a black lady behind it. "This is the *Democrat* table," she advised me, evidently afraid I was making a mistake.

/threadjack


Posted by: Anderson | Link to this comment | 03-11-08 9:03 AM
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5'5, 105 pounds sounds unhealthily skinny to me.


Posted by: Katherine | Link to this comment | 03-11-08 9:04 AM
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I've had elementary schools & the odd firehouse.


Posted by: Katherine | Link to this comment | 03-11-08 9:04 AM
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It's certainly out there in terms of being unusual. For someone with a really small frame, it might be healthy, but way on one side of the bell curve.


Posted by: LizardBreath | Link to this comment | 03-11-08 9:06 AM
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$4300 in small bills might weigh as much as the prostitute.


Posted by: Anderson | Link to this comment | 03-11-08 9:07 AM
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The place that I was most surprised at the voting setup was during my sojourn in Orange County, California. I literally voted in someone's driveway/garage. Very intimate (convenient though). And in the neighborhod I was in that also meant they could say: "the other Democrat hasn't been here yet" and I could reply: "She''ll come over when she gets home from work in about an hour."


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 03-11-08 9:10 AM
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5'5, 105 pounds sounds unhealthily skinny to me.

It's dancer-weight. My mom is 5'5", 105ish.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 03-11-08 9:11 AM
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163: Yeah, so much so that I'm inclined to think "5'5", 105" is being used as a shorthand for 'thin and pretty' rather than her actual height/weight. That's supermodel thin, or to put it another way, nearly 30 pounds less than what I weigh at the same height.

I'm seriously looking at myself here wondering where 30 pounds could come from and thinking I'd have to lose a limb.


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168: My mom's also around 100 lb and 5'4". We're small-framed folk. It's not that extreme, provided someone's skinny, small-framed and doesn't lift weights or anything to build muscle.

Also, I imagine it's more common on people in late teens and early 20s.


Posted by: Po-Mo Polymath | Link to this comment | 03-11-08 9:17 AM
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"This is the *Democrat* table," she advised me, evidently afraid I was making a mistake.

That would be hilarious if it weren't so depressing.


Posted by: Po-Mo Polymath | Link to this comment | 03-11-08 9:18 AM
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All the women in my immediate family are under 5'. The guys are 5'2--5'7". The next generation mostly follows the non-Emerson spouse in size, though one spouse is also tiny.


Posted by: John Emerson | Link to this comment | 03-11-08 9:19 AM
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Also, I imagine it's more common on people in late teens and early 20s.

Eek, that too.


Posted by: Cala | Link to this comment | 03-11-08 9:20 AM
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"the other Democrat hasn't been here yet"

Heh. My district is overwhelmingly Democratic, but when I voted in the last municipal election, I told the guy my name to verify that I was on the books, and he grinned broadly. Turns out his name was Barnes also, and he remarked that now two of the three Barnes in the district had voted.

"Yeah, the third one is my ex-wife. She'll probably be here around six when she gets off work."


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 03-11-08 9:25 AM
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My current local polling place is a church. In Seattle, it was an elementary school, but the school wasn't closed for voting day; you went in, the kids were milling about, it was all cool.


Posted by: bitchphd | Link to this comment | 03-11-08 9:26 AM
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When I am Hitler I will move all polling places to taverns. Dry counties will be disenfranchised.


Posted by: John Emerson | Link to this comment | 03-11-08 9:27 AM
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We need to have a WEST COAST Unfogged party

I've been thinking that summer would be a perfect time to do a PNW party because it's the one time of year that there's more daylight here than in CA.


Posted by: NickS | Link to this comment | 03-11-08 9:29 AM
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175: My kids' school schedules a bake sale for elections -- you've got a captive audience of voters, and they're vulnerable to being sold cookies. They make a killing.


Posted by: LizardBreath | Link to this comment | 03-11-08 9:38 AM
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178: That is such a great idea that I feel Miss. is bound to have some kind of law against it. I will have to look into that ... maybe I can forestall next year's tuition hike.


Posted by: Anderson | Link to this comment | 03-11-08 9:42 AM
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re: 170

As said, it's not necessarily that tiny. I know from looking at weight classes that some of the people I train with are in that weight/height range. Slim looking, but not emaciated. Depends a lot on body frame, I imagine. Some other people would look near death at the same weight range.


Posted by: nattarGcM ttaM | Link to this comment | 03-11-08 9:46 AM
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I've been thinking that summer would be a perfect time to do a PNW party because it's the one time of year that there's more daylight here than in CA.

I was thinking that by suggesting it, B was implicitly volunteering to host it.

Any bets on who gets thrown into the koi pond?


Posted by: Josh | Link to this comment | 03-11-08 9:53 AM
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180: Yeah; back when I was 5'7", 135, I was skinny in the 'knobby looking bones sticking out" sense -- losing any weight from that point would have looked awful. My mother, who's got a much smaller frame, was 5'9", 110 or so as a young woman, and doesn't look bad at all in pictures.


Posted by: LizardBreath | Link to this comment | 03-11-08 10:05 AM
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178: The local school where I vote also makes a killing that way, and I contribute to it.
(that said, I'm a bit grumpy about using packaged goods in a bake sale)


Posted by: Nathan Williams | Link to this comment | 03-11-08 10:08 AM
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Good work, B.
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Posted by: Josh | Link to this comment | 03-11-08 10:26 AM
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Body frames are ridiculous. There are 20-30 pound swings easy. I know people who look quite similar to me in frame who weigh 20 pounds or more less.


Posted by: PerfectlyGoddamnDelightful | Link to this comment | 03-11-08 10:27 AM
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I was thinking that by suggesting it, B was implicitly volunteering to host it.

That works. I'm not sure who in the NW would be able to host.


Posted by: NickS | Link to this comment | 03-11-08 10:27 AM
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I may be stuck in MN for a PNW party. Almost certainly so unless windfall $$$ appear. MPLS would be fun. A year from now I'll move back to PDX and stay mostly there.


Posted by: John Emerson | Link to this comment | 03-11-08 10:33 AM
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nearly 30 pounds less than what I weigh at the same height. I'm seriously looking at myself here wondering where 30 pounds could come from and thinking I'd have to lose a limb.

Yeah, I'd have the same thought, though I'm a couple inches taller. It's in the build, certainly, and as Po-Mo said, not lifting weights or otherwise building muscle. But 30 lbs. less? I have pictures from the times I've been 15 lbs. lighter, about 120, taken from the rear in a halter top, and you can practically see my ribs. I found it fine at the time, but I've since been told that a few people were worried about me. Whether it's unhealthy depends, but it is a look.


Posted by: parsimon | Link to this comment | 03-11-08 10:35 AM
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PDX--Is that Portland?


Posted by: Bostoniangirl | Link to this comment | 03-11-08 10:35 AM
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There are 20-30 pound swings easy. I know people who look quite similar to me in frame who weigh 20 pounds or more less.

Yeah, in my case, me 10 years ago for example.


Posted by: Gonerill | Link to this comment | 03-11-08 10:37 AM
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Yes, official airline code.


Posted by: John Emerson | Link to this comment | 03-11-08 10:40 AM
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Why so many moves? Will you go back to work?


Posted by: Bostoniangirl | Link to this comment | 03-11-08 10:46 AM
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Half my family in each place. Lake Wobegon hometown life was fun to re-experience, but I turned into a city boy, with Portland counting as a city.


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180, 182: Yeah, I get that frame makes a difference, it's just that I think I'd normally be described as a small frame, and a thirty-pound swing struck me as implausible.

Or, hey, maybe I'm just huge I don't know it.


Posted by: Cala | Link to this comment | 03-11-08 11:28 AM
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"This is the *Democrat* table," she advised me, evidently afraid I was making a mistake.

Yglesias, in talking about the racial polarization of politics in Mississippi, made the stunning observation, based on the 2004 exit polling, that Bush got a higher share of the votes of self-described liberals in MS than he did of whites. (Of course, the sample size of self-described liberals in Mississippi is presumably small, so the margin of error on that subsample would be commensurately large.)


Posted by: Knecht Ruprecht | Link to this comment | 03-11-08 11:35 AM
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And in the neighborhod I was in that also meant they could say: "the other Democrat hasn't been here yet" and I could reply: "She''ll come over when she gets home from work in about an hour."

After the 1988 primary, I was talking on the phone with my mother about the results of the voting in our precinct. She said "Jesse Jackson got three votes in [Knecht's home town]." There was a pregnant pause, then she asked "Who do you figure the third person was?"


Posted by: Knecht Ruprecht | Link to this comment | 03-11-08 11:39 AM
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194: Skinny is in. No hips is in. Etc.

This stuff fucks me up some times. I should stop seeing all the sidebar ads for chicks chicks chicks, and the supermarket pseudo-porn celebrity mags and the tv promotion, and the blogs, and the slavering.


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re: 194

I was under 130lbs aged 18. I'm 220lbs now. While I'm overweight now, and was skinny then, there are a lot of weights in between where I'd be surprised if anyone could tell the difference either side of a 20, 30 or even 40lbs weight range and that's on the same basic body frame. Add in the huge variation in body frames and it's not implausible at all.



Posted by: nattarGcM ttaM | Link to this comment | 03-11-08 11:42 AM
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Bush got a higher share of the votes of self-described liberals in MS than he did of whites

I call b.s. -- I've spoken to the other two, and they deny voting for Bush.


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Did anyone make a "Top N things Gov. Spitzer should say in his next press conference" out of this thread? If so, can you forward it to me. I'm lazy.


Posted by: washerdreyer | Link to this comment | 03-11-08 1:36 PM
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43: I think the tagline for this blog ought to be "Unfogged: Born to pay list price".


Posted by: dsquared | Link to this comment | 03-12-08 2:48 AM
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Spitzer is expected to announce his resignation at 11:30 this morning.


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I'm 5'10". After a year of studying in England and not enjoying the food and not being able to buy very much of it because of the exchange rate, I was down to 140 or so. Only my mom noticed a change. My girlfriend, who I hadn't seen in a few months didn't. Now, eating more and working out some I weigh 170, but I don't think most people could tell unless I had my shirt off or something.


Posted by: ixnaythemetier | Link to this comment | 03-12-08 8:46 AM
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Less of this please. (Picture attached to a TPM story about Obama expressing disagreement with Jeremiah Wright.)


Posted by: Merganser | Link to this comment | 03-14-08 10:21 AM
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But "Obama-sad-big" is a hilarious file name.


Posted by: washerdreyer | Link to this comment | 03-14-08 10:25 AM
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i sing of obama sad and big


Posted by: felix | Link to this comment | 03-14-08 10:31 AM
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whose warmest heart recoiled not at war, but at dumb wars


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