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Goat spears Rep. Weiner; Bush's inaugural address on Facebook; British Lords, Alvin Greene and Glenn Beck

Thursday was a b-a-a-a-a-d day for Rep. Anthony Weiner.

It's not every day that a Capitol Hill news conference on trade policy ends in bloodshed, but this one was different. A pair of Angoras really got the New York Democrat's goat.

Weiner and Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) were making the case against mohair subsidies by showing off two goats, named Lancelot and Arthur, when one of the beasts speared Weiner in the hand, drawing blood, the Hill reports. We're inclined to blame Lancelot, but we don't want to turn him into a scapegoat.

Weiner had proposed (presumably before his injury) a Facebook caption contest for a photo of his meeting with the dangerous animals. Our entry: What a weiner.

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Here's another item just begging to be turned into a Facebook caption contest. George W. Bush, who as previously reported has just discovered The Facebook, has come out with what he calls his "inaugural address" as president of the United Facebook of America.

The former president has in mere days amassed an impressive 141,184 "likes." That already exceeds the total number of Americans who liked him when he left office.

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Tories to Obama: Bugger off.

It seems the conservatives in Britain are not amused at the Americans' criticism of BP, and particularly Obama's. Former Conservative chairman Lord Tebbit judged Obama to be "despicable."

Here in America, where BP's oil has wrecked the Gulf Coast and caused ecological and financial calamity, we have a word for people like Lord Tebbit: wanker.

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Alvin Greene, the mysterious and accidental Democratic Senate nominee from South Carolina who spent "less than $2,000" on his campaign, went on Shep Smith's show on Fox News Channel to discuss the salient issues of his campaign -- namely, the felony pornography charge pending against him and his involuntary discharge from the military.

"You have the matter of a porn charge against you. How do you plan to handle that?" Smith asked.

"I have no comment," the candidate replied.

And the involuntary discharge?

"Just a long story."

But one that promises to entertain the nation for five more months.

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Maybe Obama should appoint Glenn Beck to run the National Endowment for the Arts.

The conservative talk-show host likes to talk about how he didn't make it through college, but it turns out he has some pretty refined literary tastes. The trailer for his new book quotes (without attribution) from Rudyard Kipling's "The Gods of the Copyright Headings":

As it will be in the future, it was at the birth of Man There are only four things certain since Social Progress began. That the Dog returns to his Vomit and the Sow returns to her Mire, And the burnt Fool's bandaged finger goes wabbling back to the Fire;

Next for Beck: The White Man's Burden?

With Matt DeLong and Felicia Sonmez

By Dana Milbank  | June 10, 2010; 10:57 PM ET
 
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Comments

Bush...a president now of something within his realm...a chat thing....lol....seems about right. Hope he don't mess it up...lol....and next...a comic strip...very fitting for this jerk

Posted by: tsoitawodi4u | June 11, 2010 9:46 AM | Report abuse

I agree with the goat and the tories.. skewer the negative politicians.

Posted by: newbeeboy | June 11, 2010 9:46 AM | Report abuse

George Bush has been a much better ex-President than he was President. For one thing you don't see him around Karl Rove or Dick Cheney anymore. I think he finally listened to wiser people like his wife and father.

Posted by: withersb | June 11, 2010 10:24 AM | Report abuse

Supposedly George W. Bush was not only listening to Cheney and Rove when he decided to invade Iraq (immediately after the Inauguration, and long before 9/11/2002), but he was listening to his mother. Barbara, never the brightest bulb in the Bush pack, wanted Junior to "finish what his daddy started in Iraq" because she had never gotten over the negative comments some on the right made about not finishing off Saddam Hussein. Thousands of dead American soldiers paid with their lives for his listening to that advice, and now generations of Americans will pay for it since the whole war has been financed by putting it on the nation's credit card/debt.

Posted by: TruthInBlogging | June 11, 2010 12:48 PM | Report abuse

Wow, the White House must have ruined Bush.
He just had to be "president" of something, anything, and I couldn't be more happy.

Now we can watch him run THAT into the ground.

So I guess Bush's wish to make millions from giving speeches didn't work out for him.

Didn't like the questions Georgie, or couldn't explain why you did the outrageous things you did?

Posted by: lindalovejones | June 11, 2010 3:32 PM | Report abuse

Lord Tebbit is just the latest in a long line of Peers who provide the justification for the removal of their vestigial organ from the British body politic.

Posted by: llfwilliamd1 | June 11, 2010 4:05 PM | Report abuse

And now the Royal-owned English media (I said, English, not British, there is still a difference) is starting to take Tebbit's cue and they are telling the Brit commoners that Americans are trashing THEM.

No, MISTER Tebbits (sorry, pal, but that "Lord" thing I reserve for REALLY special people), we Americans simply love The Beatles, Susan Boyle, fish and chips, and most British commoners. We know how they too have suffered at your royal hands.

But after an era of Cowboy Royalty, Americans aren't too fond of pompous posers.

We don't blame the PEOPLE of Britain, but some of us suspect English Royalty, which in large part still owns BP and at one time owned it exclusively, might well be a safe place to accurately point a finger of blame for the greedy corners BP cut and the cheap alternatives they chose, that led to this blowout.

Negligence of the public good in exchange for personal wealth has always been one of their hallmarks.

You may be able to use your wholly owned media to convince your commoners that blame them for this mess, but they know you even better than we do,and I don't believe they are biting on that stinkbait.

And MISTER Tebbit, Keith was right you DO look like Lurch.

Posted by: JEP07 | June 11, 2010 4:06 PM | Report abuse

PS Beck IS the white man's burden.

Posted by: JEP07 | June 11, 2010 4:30 PM | Report abuse

George Bush should buried his "face" and thank God for our tolerance of him. I have thought by this time he would have been wondering the desert with a bottle of oil for sustent. Are we so damned stupid or extremely tolerant?

Posted by: postDC | June 11, 2010 5:10 PM | Report abuse

The Washington Post is obviously a leftist organization.

Posted by: gratom2 | June 11, 2010 7:04 PM | Report abuse

Rev Wright is the Black man's burden!

Posted by: usmc1969 | June 11, 2010 7:25 PM | Report abuse

Lord Tebbit is right, Obama is despicable and the leftist Milbrook is a fool. I hate to disappoint you all but I'm not a republican.

Posted by: elby | June 11, 2010 11:26 PM | Report abuse

It is amazing...we have a president who is a total incompetent....a front man who is totally scripted.....proven himself to be a complete liar.....and all you liberals can talk about is Bush.....but of course in light of what a disaster Obama is ....that probably makes sense.

Posted by: Keeptrying | June 12, 2010 2:48 AM | Report abuse

Yah right "elby".

Don't all the teaba- -partiers say that?

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"KEEPTRYING" - uhhhh...... part of the article is ABOUT DUHBYA.

So why are YOU yammering about Obama?

Posted by: lquarton | June 12, 2010 5:20 AM | Report abuse

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