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  • N.Y. Rep. Grimm Threatens Reporter on Camera

    N.Y. Rep. Grimm Threatens Reporter on Camera
    By Adam O'Neal - January 29, 2014


    Rep. Michael Grimm of New York, under investigation for alleged campaign finance improprieties, threatened to throw a reporter off a balcony during an interview following President Obama’s State of the Union speech Tuesday night.

    After being asked by NY1 reporter Michael Scotto about the investigation, Grimm replied, "That’s off-topic. This is only about president’s speech,” and walked off camera.

    Scotto briefly concluded his report, and Grimm -- assuming the broadcast was over -- returned to admonish the reporter. The camera remained on, however. “Let me be clear to you: You ever do that to me again, I’ll throw you off this f------ balcony,” Grimm threatened.

    After a brief back-and-forth about the validity of the question, Grimm concluded, “No, no, you’re not man enough, you’re not man enough. I’ll break you in half. Like a boy.”

    Both NY1 and Grimm’s office released statements following the incident.

    “I was extremely annoyed because I was doing NY1 a favor by rushing to do their interview first in lieu of several other requests,” New York City’s lone Republican congressman said in a statement. “The reporter knew that I was in a hurry and was only there to comment on the State of the Union, but insisted on taking a disrespectful and cheap shot at the end of the interview, because I did not have time to speak off-topic.”

    Grimm continued, “I verbally took the reporter to task and told him off, because I expect a certain level of professionalism and respect, especially when I go out of my way to do that reporter a favor. I doubt that I am the first Member of Congress to tell off a reporter, and I am sure I won’t be the last.”

    In his own statement, NY1 Political Director Bob Hardt called for Grimm to apologize, describing the congressman’s comments as “extremely disturbing.”

    “The NY1 family is certainly alarmed and disappointed by the behavior of Representative Grimm and demands a full apology from him. This behavior is unacceptable,” Hardt asserted.

    Two of Grimm’s donors, including a former girlfriend, have been arrested in connection with the investigation. Grimm has not been charged, and he has denied any misconduct.


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  • #2
    Brilliant!
    It's been ten years since that lonely day I left you
    In the morning rain, smoking gun in hand
    Ten lonely years but how my heart, it still remembers
    Pray for me, momma, I'm a gypsy now

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    • #3
      He was way out of line.
      Not where I breathe, but where I love, I live...
      Robert Southwell, S.J.

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      • #4
        I much prefer this candor to the slimy way others would have smiled and pretended to be deaf, or answered another question. A good "fuck you" now and then is refreshing.
        The year's at the spring
        And day's at the morn;
        Morning's at seven;
        The hill-side's dew-pearled;
        The lark's on the wing;
        The snail's on the thorn:
        God's in his heaven—
        All's right with the world!

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Novaheart View Post
          I much prefer this candor to the slimy way others would have smiled and pretended to be deaf, or answered another question. A good "fuck you" now and then is refreshing.
          May we raise children who love the unloved things - the dandelion, the worm, the spiderlings.
          Children who sense the rose needs the thorn and run into rainswept days the same way they turn towards the sun...
          And when they're grown and someone has to speak for those who have no voice,
          may they draw upon that wilder bond, those days of tending tender things and be the one.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Michele View Post
            I like how the reporter is smiling (almost laughing) because she can see him dance around the issue.
            Colonel Vogel : What does the diary tell you that it doesn't tell us?

            Professor Henry Jones : It tells me, that goose-stepping morons like yourself should try *reading* books instead of *burning* them!

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            • #7
              And on a side note, she's hot in that odd, unique way that defies conventional homogenized "beauty."

              I so dig that.
              Colonel Vogel : What does the diary tell you that it doesn't tell us?

              Professor Henry Jones : It tells me, that goose-stepping morons like yourself should try *reading* books instead of *burning* them!

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Billy Jingo View Post
                And on a side note, she's hot in that odd, unique way that defies conventional homogenized "beauty."

                I so dig that.
                She looks like a Bally saleswoman.
                The year's at the spring
                And day's at the morn;
                Morning's at seven;
                The hill-side's dew-pearled;
                The lark's on the wing;
                The snail's on the thorn:
                God's in his heaven—
                All's right with the world!

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Novaheart View Post
                  She looks like a Bally saleswoman.
                  You think so? Then she gives me Bally-wood.
                  Colonel Vogel : What does the diary tell you that it doesn't tell us?

                  Professor Henry Jones : It tells me, that goose-stepping morons like yourself should try *reading* books instead of *burning* them!

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                  • #10
                    I probably should have run that one by Hondo first.
                    Colonel Vogel : What does the diary tell you that it doesn't tell us?

                    Professor Henry Jones : It tells me, that goose-stepping morons like yourself should try *reading* books instead of *burning* them!

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Billy Jingo View Post
                      You think so? Then she gives me Bally-wood.
                      Seriously? Academinerd trying on blue collar heterosexual bluster?
                      The year's at the spring
                      And day's at the morn;
                      Morning's at seven;
                      The hill-side's dew-pearled;
                      The lark's on the wing;
                      The snail's on the thorn:
                      God's in his heaven—
                      All's right with the world!

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                      • #12
                        She's kind of rocking the transvestite look.

                        But Udall's smiling, too. At least he didn't threaten to throw her over a balcony.
                        May we raise children who love the unloved things - the dandelion, the worm, the spiderlings.
                        Children who sense the rose needs the thorn and run into rainswept days the same way they turn towards the sun...
                        And when they're grown and someone has to speak for those who have no voice,
                        may they draw upon that wilder bond, those days of tending tender things and be the one.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Michele View Post
                          She's kind of rocking the transvestite look.

                          But Udall's smiling, too. At least he didn't threaten to throw her over a balcony.
                          Dana Bash! Hotted McHothotistan

                          No .... I'm not stalking.


                          Colonel Vogel : What does the diary tell you that it doesn't tell us?

                          Professor Henry Jones : It tells me, that goose-stepping morons like yourself should try *reading* books instead of *burning* them!

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Novaheart View Post
                            Seriously? Academinerd trying on blue collar heterosexual bluster?
                            Seriously? You think I am Academinerd? How long have you known me? I am transplanted, backwoods, Land-of-Misfit Toys mayor, and Community Kickitaround who is lucky to know within 40 miles where he shit last.
                            Colonel Vogel : What does the diary tell you that it doesn't tell us?

                            Professor Henry Jones : It tells me, that goose-stepping morons like yourself should try *reading* books instead of *burning* them!

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Billy Jingo View Post
                              You think so? Then she gives me Bally-wood.
                              That's it. Go sit in the corner with Norm.
                              It's been ten years since that lonely day I left you
                              In the morning rain, smoking gun in hand
                              Ten lonely years but how my heart, it still remembers
                              Pray for me, momma, I'm a gypsy now

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