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(Journal News)   That NYC comptroller's race Eliot Spitzer entered? The Libertarian candidate is the madam he hired to get his hookers   (lohud.com) divider line 54
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2013-07-09 09:28:10 AM
America, fark YEAH!
 
2013-07-09 09:29:38 AM
I don't know about that, but I know whoever wrote this article needs to be punched in the dick. Jesus Christ is he weasely.
 
2013-07-09 09:30:57 AM
NY is an equal opportunity employer.
 
2013-07-09 09:32:29 AM
Libertarianism remains a gimmick.
 
2013-07-09 09:39:01 AM
That's adorable.
 
2013-07-09 09:40:39 AM
Does this mean Mark Spitzer is out of the running?
 
2013-07-09 09:42:52 AM
High interest but pleasant election erection cycle.
 
2013-07-09 09:51:36 AM

captainktainer: I don't know about that, but I know whoever wrote this article needs to be punched in the dick. Jesus Christ is he weasely.


He is merely very  concerned.

And Republican.
 
d23 [TotalFark]
2013-07-09 10:03:49 AM
...and she has more intelligence than Anthony Weiner and Smug Eliot Spitzer put together and quadrupled.


fark this country.
 
d23 [TotalFark]
2013-07-09 10:05:16 AM

HotWingConspiracy: Libertarianism remains a gimmick.


*Corporate Anarchism*

It's a totally different thing.  The founding fathers were Libertarians.  The modern corporation wants corporations to rule over you and doesn't give a rat's ass about personal liberty.
 
2013-07-09 10:08:46 AM
The Libertarians are silly, the Republicans are despicable, so vote Pervert Party!
 
d23 [TotalFark]
2013-07-09 10:13:29 AM

oryx: The Libertarians are silly, the Republicans are despicable, so vote Pervert Party!


At least they're honest.
 
2013-07-09 10:17:41 AM
fc06.deviantart.net
 
2013-07-09 10:18:34 AM

oryx: The Libertarians are silly, the Republicans are despicable, so vote Pervert Party!


No, the Libertarians are dead serious. This is a member of the Silly Party:

25.media.tumblr.com
 
2013-07-09 10:24:11 AM
I have trouble with Spitzer's "hey, it's in the past, I screwed up, forgive me?" approach.  Not because I don't think people (and politicians) don't deserve it, but because he made a career out of NEVER giving this kind of second chance or forgiveness to his opponents/victims.  If he never showed any forgiveness, why should he get it?

Plus, there have to be plenty of other deserving candidates - why shouldn't one of them get a chance?  Why are we stuck with the same names over and over again?
 
2013-07-09 10:25:33 AM
At least the madam is consistent. She's whoring herself out to those who don't want the "Sheriff of Wall Street" back in office. Spitzer will never be able to put aside his scandals while she's in the race.
 
2013-07-09 10:29:23 AM
This is the government new yorkers deserve.
 
2013-07-09 10:48:21 AM

Kuta: At least the madam is consistent. She's whoring herself out to those who don't want the "Sheriff of Wall Street" back in office. Spitzer will never be able to put aside his scandals while she's in the race.


I can't help but wonder if Ken Langone or Dick Grasso bankrolls her campaign.
 
2013-07-09 10:52:11 AM
Any public appearance by Davis should end with her looking into the camera saying, "hey Elliot" with her fingers forming a phone and mouthing, "call me".. He's toast...
 
2013-07-09 10:52:57 AM

d23: The founding fathers were Libertarians.


you hipsters are funny creatures.  I challenge you to write down every social and political policy/idea that you think would fix the world, and then revisit that in 20 years.  See what you think of yourself then.

/ not actually old, myself...just in my 30s
// seen enough to know the founding fathers weren't libertarians...
 
2013-07-09 10:53:52 AM
I guess the lunatics really have taken over the asylum.  I look forward to New Yorkers reaping what they've sown in the very near future.
 
2013-07-09 10:54:06 AM

because he made a career out of NEVER giving this kind of second chance or forgiveness to his opponents/victims.  If he never showed any forgiveness, why should he get it?


And he lived the privileged ideal. -I- may do these things, -you- may not. That's despicable.


Even if he finds personal forgiveness for his abuse of power, granting him power over others again would be moronic. Anyone thinking he's turned over a new leaf point me to his actions to grant pardons/restitution to those he targeted - especially the ones doing exactly what he does.

 
2013-07-09 11:04:24 AM

spamalope: because he made a career out of NEVER giving this kind of second chance or forgiveness to his opponents/victims.  If he never showed any forgiveness, why should he get it?
And he lived the privileged ideal. -I- may do these things, -you- may not. That's despicable.
Even if he finds personal forgiveness for his abuse of power, granting him power over others again would be moronic. Anyone thinking he's turned over a new leaf point me to his actions to grant pardons/restitution to those he targeted - especially the ones doing exactly what he does.


Forgiveness for marital infidelity and forgiveness for intentional financial mismanagement leading to economic collapse are two horses from two different planets.
 
2013-07-09 11:07:35 AM

cefm: I have trouble with Spitzer's "hey, it's in the past, I screwed up, forgive me?" approach.  Not because I don't think people (and politicians) don't deserve it, but because he made a career out of NEVER giving this kind of second chance or forgiveness to his opponents/victims.  If he never showed any forgiveness, why should he get it?

Plus, there have to be plenty of other deserving candidates - why shouldn't one of them get a chance?  Why are we stuck with the same names over and over again?


He had sex with a hooker, not screwing hundreds of thousands of people out of millions of dollars.  Why shouldn't he be given forgiveness if his wife forgave him?
 
2013-07-09 11:09:18 AM

oryx: The Libertarians are silly, the Republicans are despicable, so vote Pervert Party!


I'd rather vote for a guy who has sex with a woman whom he paid money to, as opposed to a guy who looks for sex in a Minneapolis airport bathroom.
 
2013-07-09 11:10:28 AM

enik: I guess the lunatics really have taken over the asylum.  I look forward to New Yorkers reaping what they've sown in the very near future.


And what did you have to say about Mark Sanford?
 
2013-07-09 11:14:55 AM

SlothB77: This is the government new yorkers deserve.


This.

/how farking stupid can New Yorkers be?
 
2013-07-09 11:21:34 AM

Third Day Mark: He had sex with a hooker, not screwing hundreds of thousands of people out of millions of dollars.  Why shouldn't he be given forgiveness if his wife forgave him?


Is prostitution legal in New York? Was he in charge of incarcerating other people who were caught doing the EXACT SAME THING as he was? Did he ultimately serve the maximum penalty that he so often threw at other people while he was the Attourney General?

Wait, he has a "D" after his name; nevermind. All is forgiven.
 
2013-07-09 11:21:58 AM

Hydra: SlothB77: This is the government new yorkers deserve.

This.

/how farking stupid can New Yorkers be?


What's "stupid" is thinking that personal sexual activities should have any weight or bearing on one's job performance, especially if said person never attacks others for sexual proclivities as a point of pride in their politicking (i.e. Republicans).

It's OK, nosy busybodies typically don't understand that people's sex lives might not be any of their goddamn business. You're forgiven.
 
2013-07-09 11:23:25 AM

Hydra: Is prostitution legal in New York?


Who gives a shiat?
 
2013-07-09 11:25:29 AM

un4gvn666: What's "stupid" is thinking that personal sexual activities should have any weight or bearing on one's job performance, especially if said person never attacks others for sexual proclivities as a point of pride in their politicking (i.e. Republicans).

It's OK, nosy busybodies typically don't understand that people's sex lives might not be any of their goddamn business. You're forgiven.


THIS. I'll vote for a Democrat who screwed a person who wasn't his wife before I vote for a Republican who plans to screw every person who doesn't pay him/her off.
 
2013-07-09 11:39:38 AM

un4gvn666: Who gives a shiat?


Elliot Spitzer, apparently, since he strengthened the laws against patronizing prostitutes PRIOR to his scandal:

Former Governor of New York Eliot Spitzer on June 6, 2007 signed into law legislation to prevent human trafficking and to suppress the demand for prostitution. New York's punishment for patronizing prostitutes changed from a Class B misdemeanor (3 months jail/$500 fine) to a Class A (1 year jail/$1,000 fine) misdemeanor. The new law also clarified the statute Promoting Prostitution in the Third Degree, listed as a class D felony, to include those who run prostitution tourism businesses. A Class B felony was created for those involved in sex trafficking. [Note: Governor Spitzer announced his resignation on Mar. 12, 2008 over confirmed reports of his having patronized a prostitute.]


Did he even serve ONE DAY in jail, let alone pay any fine? Of course not.

EyeballKid: THIS. I'll vote for a Democrat who screwed a person who wasn't his wife before I vote for a Republican who plans to screw every person who doesn't pay him/her off.


You two are EXCATLY what is wrong with America today. You'll accept hypocrites on your side of the aisle because they're better than the strawmen you build of the people on the "other" side.

It seems that you don't care if politicians on your side break any laws since they play for the political football team you cheer for. How does it feel to be just as bad as the Republican partisans you chastize so much?

/for the record, prostitution SHOULD be legal
//where was Spitzer's introduction/support of legislation to legalize it in the state of New York in all of his time in office?
 
2013-07-09 11:41:49 AM

Hydra: You two are EXCATLY what is wrong with America today. You'll accept hypocrites on your side of the aisle because they're better than the strawmen you build of the people on the "other" side.

It seems that you don't care if politicians on your side break any laws since they play for the political football team you cheer for. How does it feel to be just as bad as the Republican partisans you chastize so much?


I'm sorry, can you show me where you denounced Mark Sanford, David Vitter, Jon Ensign, et al on Fark? Or, were you at the gym that day?
 
2013-07-09 11:43:19 AM
all everyone remembers about Spitzer is the prostitution scandal.

its actually good for Spitzer in this race, as it obscures that he was a disappointing governor. his early attempt to fill positions in his administration violated the NY State constitution (its the state legislator's job, not the governor's) and pissed off pretty much everybody (both chambers and both parties), and his other initiatives became impossible.
 
2013-07-09 11:51:10 AM

Hydra: Elliot Spitzer, apparently, since he strengthened the laws against patronizing prostitutes PRIOR to his scandal:

Former Governor of New York Eliot Spitzer on June 6, 2007 signed into law legislation to prevent human trafficking and to suppress the demand for prostitution. New York's punishment for patronizing prostitutes changed from a Class B misdemeanor (3 months jail/$500 fine) to a Class A (1 year jail/$1,000 fine) misdemeanor. The new law also clarified the statute Promoting Prostitution in the Third Degree, listed as a class D felony, to include those who run prostitution tourism businesses. A Class B felony was created for those involved in sex trafficking. [Note: Governor Spitzer announced his resignation on Mar. 12, 2008 over confirmed reports of his having patronized a prostitute.]


Did he even serve ONE DAY in jail, let alone pay any fine? Of course not.


ELIOT SPITZER: Again, I'm not the right person. I think that -- no, certain parts -- when I was governor, I was proud of the fact -- and this is what caused attention --that we passed much tougher human trafficking laws. And I think the problem is that prostitution is, in fact, integrally related with other parts of criminal activity that is fundamentally wrong, dangerous, violative, on any dimension.

If people are saying, look, two people consensually having sex and there's money, when you define it that benignly, it seems somewhat like smoking dope and people say, 'a ha, decriminalize it.' But it is integrally related with other aspects of criminal behavior, so I'm not sure I'm ready to go there. (Hardball, July 8, 2013)


Sorry, I'm not seeing the hypocrisy.
 
2013-07-09 12:05:42 PM
The first thing that came to mind was Comptroller

www.zone51.net

...and I have NO idea why.
 
2013-07-09 12:11:58 PM
Better the honest ho.
 
2013-07-09 12:26:15 PM

un4gvn666: Hydra: SlothB77: This is the government new yorkers deserve.

This.

/how farking stupid can New Yorkers be?

What's "stupid" is thinking that personal sexual activities should have any weight or bearing on one's job performance, especially if said person never attacks others for sexual proclivities as a point of pride in their politicking (i.e. Republicans).

It's OK, nosy busybodies typically don't understand that people's sex lives might not be any of their goddamn business. You're forgiven.


I agree with you up to a point.  But sometimes, how someone conducts their personal life - what they consider ethical or moral behavior to govern themselves - can be an indicator of how they will conduct their professional life, or what sort of human being they are in general.  We're all hypocrites to a greater or lesser degree; the devil is in how our individual hypocrisies manifest e.g. someone who abuses power in small matters, might be likely to abuse power when it comes to the big issues too.
 
2013-07-09 12:31:14 PM

EyeballKid: I'm sorry, can you show me where you denounced Mark Sanford, David Vitter, Jon Ensign, et al on Fark? Or, were you at the gym that day?


I'm sorry, who are you? I criticize Republicans all the time on a number of issues - prostitution included - and the Farkers I've sparred with here regularly know that. I can't remember if I made a comment in a random David Vitter thread since that was news six years ago, and I don't really care to bother looking since I know I'm not a hack blinded by the party affiliation of a public figure. I have as much contempt for Dick Luger and Ted Stevens (while they were in Congress) and anyone who supports the war on drugs (which includes both Republicans and Democrats) as I have for Charlie Rangel, Nancy Pelosi, and the Democrats and Republicans who signed off on the Wall Street bailouts. Sorry I have a life outside of Fark.


un4gvn666: ELIOT SPITZER: Again, I'm not the right person. I think that -- no, certain parts -- when I was governor, I was proud of the fact -- and this is what caused attention --that we passed much tougher human trafficking laws. And I think the problem is that prostitution is, in fact, integrally related with other parts of criminal activity that is fundamentally wrong, dangerous, violative, on any dimension.

If people are saying, look, two people consensually having sex and there's money, when you define it that benignly, it seems somewhat like smoking dope and people say, 'a ha, decriminalize it.' But it is integrally related with other aspects of criminal behavior, so I'm not sure I'm ready to go there. (Hardball, July 8, 2013)

Sorry, I'm not seeing the hypocrisy.


But he was NEVER one of the people saying, "a ha, decriminalize it." He was in DIRECT violation of the law THAT HE HIMSELF PASSED, and he NEVER came out in favor of any marginal movement toward legalization. Meanwhile, while he was Attorney General and Governor, the cops were busy arresting 1,318 in his one year in the Governor's office (not to mention the thousands more who were arrested while he was Attourney General).

The reason you can't see the hypocrisy here is because you're blinded by the "D" in your face.

/that's what she said
 
2013-07-09 12:34:39 PM

Hydra: Sorry I have a life outside of Fark.


i706.photobucket.com
 
2013-07-09 12:37:03 PM

Hydra: SlothB77: This is the government new yorkers deserve.

This.

/how farking stupid can New Yorkers be?


Mark Sanford (R) nods at both of you R-tards approvingly.

Where's the outrage there, R-tards? Or is it going to be business as usual with a hypocrisy play?
 
2013-07-09 12:45:02 PM

mainstreet62: Where's the outrage there, R-tards?


i1203.photobucket.com
 
2013-07-09 12:50:27 PM
I think it's so obvious that the one major party is made up of intelligent people trying to make the country better, and the other major party is just a bunch of idiots who want to do bad things and ruin the country.
 
2013-07-09 01:09:53 PM

un4gvn666: Hydra: SlothB77: This is the government new yorkers deserve.

This.

/how farking stupid can New Yorkers be?

What's "stupid" is thinking that personal sexual activities should have any weight or bearing on one's job performance, especially if said person never attacks others for sexual proclivities as a point of pride in their politicking (i.e. Republicans).

It's OK, nosy busybodies typically don't understand that people's sex lives might not be any of their goddamn business. You're forgiven.


If I remember correctly, he was using taxpayer money for at least some of it.
 
2013-07-09 01:16:51 PM

Hydra: un4gvn666: Who gives a shiat?

Elliot Spitzer, apparently, since he strengthened the laws against patronizing prostitutes PRIOR to his scandal:

Former Governor of New York Eliot Spitzer on June 6, 2007 signed into law legislation to prevent human trafficking and to suppress the demand for prostitution. New York's punishment for patronizing prostitutes changed from a Class B misdemeanor (3 months jail/$500 fine) to a Class A (1 year jail/$1,000 fine) misdemeanor. The new law also clarified the statute Promoting Prostitution in the Third Degree, listed as a class D felony, to include those who run prostitution tourism businesses. A Class B felony was created for those involved in sex trafficking. [Note: Governor Spitzer announced his resignation on Mar. 12, 2008 over confirmed reports of his having patronized a prostitute.]


Did he even serve ONE DAY in jail, let alone pay any fine? Of course not.

EyeballKid: THIS. I'll vote for a Democrat who screwed a person who wasn't his wife before I vote for a Republican who plans to screw every person who doesn't pay him/her off.

You two are EXCATLY what is wrong with America today. You'll accept hypocrites on your side of the aisle because they're better than the strawmen you build of the people on the "other" side.

It seems that you don't care if politicians on your side break any laws since they play for the political football team you cheer for. How does it feel to be just as bad as the Republican partisans you chastize so much?

/for the record, prostitution SHOULD be legal
//where was Spitzer's introduction/support of legislation to legalize it in the state of New York in all of his time in office?


This
 
2013-07-09 01:33:58 PM
RIght now Spitzer's just running for the nomination for the Democratic line...and there's a perfectly capable Democrat running too, a guy by the name of Scott Stringer. Manhattan borough president.

He's not a hack, not a whore, not a blowhard, not a race pimp, not a perv, not a crook...I'm not sure what he thinks he's doing in New York politics, but you could do worse (and have).
 
2013-07-09 02:11:04 PM
A madam running for office. Well they are use to dealing with Whores.
 
2013-07-09 03:06:26 PM
Hydra: SlothB77: This is the government new yorkers deserve.

This.

/how farking stupid can New Yorkers be?


Blue State... so pretty damn stupid.
 
2013-07-09 03:15:08 PM

Brick-House: Hydra: SlothB77: This is the government new yorkers deserve.

This.

/how farking stupid can New Yorkers be?

Blue State... so pretty damn stupid.


You're right. We are stupid....for subsidizing red states and congressmen with South American mistresses through federal tax dollars.
 
2013-07-09 04:40:22 PM

mainstreet62: You're right. We are stupid....for subsidizing red states and congressmen


Which is a byproduct of the progressive tax code. The more rich people your state has, the more your state pays out - therefore, NY/NJ/CT will always be near the bottom of the heap in what they get back from DC.

That money that New York "subsidizes red states" with is coming mainly from Wall Street and NYC's various other stinking rich capitalist bastards. Wall Street all by itself provides 1/7 to 1/5 of New York's tax revenue. (Don't worry, Albany's maw is sufficiently sarlacc-like that they have plenty of appetite left to bone the regular taxpayer thoroughly and from more angles than you'll see in a Sasha Grey movie).

In other words, pretty much everybody in New York State north of Canal Street, south of the Staten Island Ferry terminal and east of the Brooklyn Bridge (Hamptons and rich-prick enclaves like Millbrook, Saratoga and Rhinebeck excepted) is a moocher.

Naturally, Eliot Spitzer's signature idea is to take the Wall Street golden goose and chase it around until it says "wait a farking second - I'm a goose. I have wings. Screw this shiat. I'm flying to London."
 
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