Anthony Weiner Schedules Press Conference to Deal with Latest Accusations

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Rep. Anthony Weiner has scheduled a press conference at 4pm ET in New York, presumably to address the latest accusations from Andrew Breitbart. So here’s a thread to discuss as it happens; we shall see what we shall see.

On Twitter, I’ve been getting attacked like crazy all morning; apparently I’ve now “lost all credibility.” This is at least the 50th time this year that I’ve finally lost all credibility. I guess it keeps growing back or something.

And I’ve been getting a flood of hate mail, much of it demanding that I “apologize” for something. So here’s my official response to this demand:

Not a freaking chance. If Weiner admits to sending the pictures in question, I’ll be surprised and disappointed, but I’m never going to apologize for calling it as I see it.

And I’m certainly never going to apologize for pointing out that Andrew Breitbart is a sleazy fraudster, with a well-documented and very tawdry history of deception.

So to those demanding that I apologize: try holding your breath until you turn blue. Maybe that will do it.

UPDATE at 6/6/11 1:33:21 pm

And there we have it; Rep. Weiner has admitted to sending the pictures, in an abject apology. But he says he’s not going to resign.

UPDATE at 6/6/11 2:13:16 pm

Just to be absolutely clear about this: yes, Andrew Breitbart got this one right. But again, I will never apologize for doubting his credibility. He’s smeared too many innocent people, he does not deserve the benefit of the doubt, and getting it right this one time does not change those facts.

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813 comments

1 windsagio  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 12:57:45pm

OK the apologize thing is weird.

To who?

2 CSKapper  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 12:57:51pm

Don't let them get to you, Charles. You're an honest guy doing what journalists and many others are either scared or too lazy to do.

3 Killgore Trout  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 12:58:57pm

I bet he giver out his email address and promises more penis pics for anyone who asks. Socialized porn!

4 Targetpractice  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 12:59:38pm

re: #1 windsagio

OK the apologize thing is weird.

To who?

Apparently to all of them, for hurting their wittle feelings by not jumping on the bandwagon before it start rolling.

Let'em blow it out their collective ass.

5 windsagio  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 12:59:45pm

re: #3 Killgore Trout

I can already get WAY better porn for free tho', it'll take more than undies shots to get my vote.

6 Kragar  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:01:10pm

Breitbart accusing anyone of a "lack of credibility" is laughable.

7 iossarian  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:01:25pm

Anyone following said press conference live?

8 reloadingisnotahobby  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:02:20pm

F...ing GREAT!!
..What if I'm already BLUE!!
GaaaaH!
/

9 elizajane  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:02:57pm

re: #7 iossarian

Anyone following said press conference live?

Twitterers say that Breitbart is there in person. Gah!

10 Charles Johnson  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:03:01pm

Breitbart is at the press conference - tweets say he's "taking over."

11 Alexzander  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:03:09pm

re: #7 iossarian

Anyone following said press conference live?

I am... hasn't started.

12 blueraven  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:03:13pm

OMG. Brietbart is there speaking now!

13 leftynyc  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:03:40pm

NOthing for you to apologize for. Even if Weiner has been screwing everyone on the internet, breitbart is still a sewer dwelling sleeze.

14 Killgore Trout  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:03:48pm

anyone have the live stream?

15 Alexzander  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:03:59pm

Any channels covering Breitbart's speech?

16 blueraven  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:04:38pm

Fox has video, no sound.

17 windsagio  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:04:46pm

re: #14 Killgore Trout

apparently there's a stream on breitbart, but I'm so not linking that. If/once I find one I'll put it up tho :D

18 ReamWorks SKG  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:04:56pm

I still don't understand how you can gain access to a Congressman's personal email account, take photos from the "sent email" folder, post it on a website, and not get a visit from the FBI shutting you down.

19 Obdicut  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:05:44pm

re: #18 reuven

That's not's what's being alleged, I don't think. What's being said is that these are emails received by a nameless woman, which she's handed over.

20 Alexzander  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:05:51pm

re: #17 windsagio

apparently there's a stream on breitbart, but I'm so not linking that. If/once I find one I'll put it up tho :D


Thats an illegal MSNBC stream.

21 Obdicut  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:06:10pm

re: #19 Obdicut

By 'alleged', I mean by the people putting them up, not by Weiner.

22 Killgore Trout  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:06:13pm
23 ReamWorks SKG  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:06:16pm

re: #19 Obdicut

Oh! Nevermind.

24 windsagio  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:06:33pm
25 Targetpractice  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:06:34pm

re: #19 Obdicut

That's not's what's being alleged, I don't think. What's being said is that these are emails received by a nameless woman, which she's handed over.

Funny how this woman is remaining nameless, yet the one who received the initial Tweet got her identity exposed within hours of the story "breaking."

26 [deleted]  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:06:40pm
27 Killgore Trout  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:06:51pm

Breitbart demanding an apology

28 elizajane  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:06:58pm

MSNBC has the stream and indeed Breitbart is the only one talking. He's talking about ACORN and Obama. "I had to figure out a way to go around the President's protectors in the Mainstream Media and I did..." It's ALL about HIM.

29 windsagio  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:06:59pm

why is Breitbart speaking at Weiners presser?

30 Targetpractice  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:07:11pm

Andy's playing the victim now. "I demand an apology!" *rolls eyes*

31 RogueOne  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:07:29pm

re: #3 Killgore Trout

I bet he giver out his email address and promises more penis pics for anyone who asks. Socialized porn!

I'll be happy if he offers to drop his pants so we can compare between the reality and the pic

32 Varek Raith  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:07:36pm

re: #27 Killgore Trout

Breitbart demanding an apology

Let's compromise.
Breitbart, there's a flaming bag on your porch. Go stomp it out.

33 windsagio  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:07:44pm

wait is this a fake-out? That'd be pretty hilarious "Weiner calls press conference! But it's actually Brietbart!"

34 Killgore Trout  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:08:03pm

What did Wiener say? Did anyone see it?

35 RogueOne  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:08:35pm

MSNBC isn't showing anything yet

36 Killgore Trout  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:08:39pm

Breitbart "I'm doing this to save his family"

37 Alexzander  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:08:44pm

re: #29 windsagio

why is Breitbart speaking at Weiners presser?

He is asking for an apology for being accused of hacking or being complicit in some kind of hacking, and for Weiner allowing that meme to persist.

38 blueraven  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:09:08pm

re: #35 RogueOne

MSNBC isn't showing anything yet

Its on Fox

39 elizajane  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:09:09pm

It's clearly a fake-out. This is Breitbart's presser to accuse Weiner of attacking him!
Chutzpah, thy name is Breitbart.
And yes, it's on MSNBC, that's where I'm watching it. Don't have the link.

40 windsagio  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:09:09pm

re: #37 Alexzander

that's WHAT he's saying, not 'why' :p

41 Targetpractice  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:09:15pm

re: #36 Killgore Trout

Breitbart "I'm doing this to save his family"

Yep, saying that he's looking for an apology by not releasing it, calling it the "decent thing."

42 Alexzander  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:09:17pm

Fox is showing his QandA right now.

43 windsagio  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:09:30pm
44 Killgore Trout  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:09:56pm

re: #39 elizajane

It's clearly a fake-out. This is Breitbart's presser to accuse Weiner of attacking him!
Chutzpah, thy name is Breitbart.
And yes, it's on MSNBC, that's where I'm watching it. Don't have the link.

Maybe that's why nobody else is covering the press conference live. It's another Breitbart hoax.

45 mr.fusion  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:10:11pm

re: #37 Alexzander

He is asking for an apology for being accused of hacking or being complicit in some kind of hacking, and for Weiner allowing that meme to persist.

The thing is.....even if these new allegations are true it doesn't mean that the old allegations weren't fabricated....

46 Alexzander  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:10:14pm

re: #40 windsagio

that's WHAT he's saying, not 'why' :p

"I'm here for some vindication." -Breitbart.

He seems really upset by the "Breitbart lies" meme and is calling out the media for attacking the messenger.

47 iossarian  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:10:41pm

Who is this fat chump and where is the congressman?

48 surlymarv  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:10:52pm

Is there a date associated with the woman who claims he sent her those other pictures? If that was before his marriage I don't even see there being anything unethical about it.

49 kirkspencer  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:11:06pm

re: #46 Alexzander

"I'm here for some vindication." -Breitbart.

He seems really upset by the "Breitbart lies" meme and is calling out the media for attacking the messenger.

Can't watch it here, so gotta ask - is it false and he's trying to duck the blame?

50 Alexzander  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:11:08pm

re: #45 mr.fusion

The thing is...even if these new allegations are true it doesn't mean that the old allegations weren't fabricated...

Sure, I'm just reporting what he is saying.

51 Varek Raith  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:11:23pm

Yeah, this'll help Breadbasket's 'credibility'.

52 RogueOne  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:11:30pm

re: #38 blueraven

Its on Fox

Oh, Breitbart. Don't really care what he thinks. I'm waiting for weiner.

53 MarkAM  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:11:41pm

God, I'd never seen a picture of Breitbart before. The man looks like he's ugly on the inside. And seizing the mike at a congressman's press conference? Unheard of.

54 Kragar  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:11:48pm

re: #52 RogueOne

Oh, Breitbart. Don't really care what he thinks. I'm waiting for weiner.

Thats what she said.

55 Charles Johnson  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:11:54pm

Rarely have I felt this disgusted.

Why are Weiner's people letting Breitbart do this? Tell that clown to get away from the mic.

56 Alexzander  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:11:56pm

re: #49 kirkspencer

Can't watch it here, so gotta ask - is it false and he's trying to duck the blame?

I think he assumes he is entirely correct and whats to revel in it.

He has basically hijacked Weiner's press conference.

57 Alexzander  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:12:12pm

re: #55 Charles

Rarely have I felt this disgusted.

Why are Weiner's people letting Breitbart do this? Tell that clown to get away from the mic.

Seriously.

58 blueraven  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:12:28pm

Well this is Weiners PC and Breitbart just showed up and took the podium. Weiner should be speaking soon.

59 Killgore Trout  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:12:50pm

re: #52 RogueOne

Oh, Breitbart. Don't really care what he thinks. I'm waiting for weiner.

I'm starting to think Weiner isn't going to speak. This was a Breitbart publicity stunt.

60 elizajane  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:12:53pm

I'm waiting for the skinny guy with the abs to come out and punch fatso in the nuts.

61 ElCapitanAmerica  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:12:57pm

Breitbart saying that yfrog couldn't have been hacked, c'mon man stop saying stupid stuff.

Why is this guy giving a press conference in the first place?!?!?!?

Absolutely disgusting and unnecessary!

62 tnguitarist  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:13:03pm

Wtf? Did this schmuck just jump up and steal the mic or what?

63 thecommodore  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:13:05pm

I don't think Weiner will be there. Why would he go there when Breitbart is there rambling on about how he is the victim?

This is truly strange.

64 Varek Raith  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:13:15pm

re: #59 Killgore Trout

I'm starting to think Weiner isn't going to speak. This was a Breitbart publicity stunt.

Same here

65 RogueOne  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:13:38pm

re: #59 Killgore Trout

I'm starting to think Weiner isn't going to speak. This was a Breitbart publicity stunt.

Ha! You and weiner both have the same hopes.

66 ElCapitanAmerica  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:13:40pm

re: #58 blueraven

Well this is Weiners PC and Breitbart just showed up and took the podium. Weiner should be speaking soon.

Wait a minute, Breibart is right there and he took over the podium!?!?! WTF?!?!

67 albusteve  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:13:41pm

re: #59 Killgore Trout

I'm starting to think Weiner isn't going to speak. This was a Breitbart publicity stunt.

no way...and nobody is leaving

68 Alexzander  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:14:02pm

I wouldn't speak if I were Weiner... Fuck it do it later.

69 makeitstop  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:14:03pm

I'm starting to think that Breitbart's won this one, before hearing a word our of Weiner's mouth.

It really sucks when slime like Breitbart can ruin people professionally, even if there's no 'there' there.

I'm basing my conclusion on all the doubt that is being expressed here today about Weiner. That's all Breitbart needs. What a shame.

70 blueraven  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:14:12pm

re: #66 ElCapitanAmerica

Wait a minute, Breibart is right there and he took over the podium!?!?! WTF?!?!

You got it.

71 Alexzander  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:14:29pm

Dude on Fox just said that the newsreporters asked Breitbart to go up to the podium.

72 Charles Johnson  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:14:35pm

Nope - Weiner did schedule the conference, and he's reportedly about to speak.

73 Killgore Trout  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:15:03pm

re: #67 albusteve

no way...and nobody is leaving

Yeah, the press is still there. Waiting for something.

74 Douchecanoe and Ryan Too  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:15:06pm

re: #72 Charles

Nope - Weiner did schedule the conference, and he's reportedly about to speak.

First words that should be out of his mouth: "I didn't ask that tool to speak, and I don't appreciate him hijacking my press conference."

75 SanFranciscoZionist  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:15:08pm

re: #3 Killgore Trout

I bet he giver out his email address and promises more penis pics for anyone who asks. Socialized porn!

The Interwebs basically already gave us socialized porn.

76 ElCapitanAmerica  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:15:15pm

He hijacked the news conference, I've never seen anything like this!

77 albusteve  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:15:19pm

re: #63 thecommodore

I don't think Weiner will be there. Why would he go there when Breitbart is there rambling on about how he is the victim?

This is truly strange.

he has a good point...he has been accused of something that seemingly only Weiner can debunk

78 RogueOne  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:15:41pm

I just hope weiner doesn't resign. I didn't think the last guy who got busted with ab pics online should have resigned. Maybe he's found a way to apologize to his spouse (and maybe the voters even though he didn't do anything to them) and he'll go dark for awhile. If there's a lot more of this stuff out there he may have blown his shot at mayor.

79 SanFranciscoZionist  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:15:48pm

re: #3 Killgore Trout

I bet he giver out his email address and promises more penis pics for anyone who asks. Socialized porn!

Which is odd, because even monkeys understand capitalism well enough to trade juice for porn. (True fact.)

80 Alexzander  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:15:51pm

Breitbart claims he wants to "save his family" referring to Weiner. He has more explicit photos he doesn't want to release. But he does want an apology. Shit.

81 iossarian  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:15:52pm

re: #75 SanFranciscoZionist

The Interwebs basically already gave us socialized porn.

Broadband cable internet == porn subscription fee

82 darthstar  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:15:56pm

re: #29 windsagio

why is Breitbart speaking at Weiners presser?

Because everyone's there to see the penis.

83 Charles Johnson  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:16:16pm

After that, Weiner should cancel the news conference.

84 blueraven  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:16:32pm

Weiner...will not resign! says his press people.

85 Charles Johnson  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:16:33pm

re: #80 Alexzander

Breitbart claims he wants to "save his family" referring to Weiner. He has more explicit photos he doesn't want to release. But he does want an apology. Shit.

The word for that is "extortion."

86 Varek Raith  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:16:34pm

re: #78 RogueOne

Please. This started with Breitbart and some wingnuts.
It's bullshit as far as I'm concerned.

87 ElCapitanAmerica  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:16:34pm

Why is there a guy taking a pic of the podium???

88 windsagio  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:16:52pm

re: #76 ElCapitanAmerica

He hijacked the news conference, I've never seen anything like this!

It's a pretty unique experience, if agonizingly painful.

I'm really really unclear as to why he was allowed to do it, isn't there stage security?

89 Killgore Trout  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:17:00pm

re: #82 darthstar

lol

90 SanFranciscoZionist  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:17:07pm

re: #13 leftynyc

NOthing for you to apologize for. Even if Weiner has been screwing everyone on the internet, breitbart is still a sewer dwelling sleeze.

Basically. Breitbart has caused no end of trouble to decent people minding their own damn business. If he's caught a Congressman in a sexual misdemeanor, (which I am still unclear he has), that won't make me think him an honest man.

91 Alexzander  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:17:14pm

Senior democratic staffer: Weiner will not resign.

92 RanchTooth  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:17:20pm

[Link: dailyfreeman.blogspot.com...]

Live feed here

93 albusteve  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:17:33pm

re: #87 ElCapitanAmerica

Why is there a guy taking a pic of the podium???

how are we supposed to know?...slow down

94 Targetpractice  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:18:00pm

re: #85 Charles

The word for that is "extortion."

Ayep. He's not only demanding an apology, but threatening to release the photo if he feels that he's being "attacked" as being a bullshit artist.

95 Daniel Ballard  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:18:03pm

re: #87 ElCapitanAmerica

Why is there a guy taking a pic of the podium???

Probably a crowd shot from the podium.

96 tnguitarist  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:18:23pm

re: #85 Charles

The word for that is "extortion."

I was thinking the same thing. He just publicly admitted to an illegal act, no?

97 elizajane  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:18:27pm

I thought my opinion of Breitbart could not go any lower.
I was wrong.
That was one of the most despicable performances I have ever seen. Maybe actually the worst. Ever.

98 RogueOne  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:18:41pm

re: #86 Varek Raith

Please. This started with Breitbart and some wingnuts.
It's bullshit as far as I'm concerned.

Breitbart didn't start this, Weiner did by being an idiot. Rule #1 if you're going to flirt around is not to make your spouse look like an asshole. Rule #2: Nothing in writing and definitely no freaking pics. Rule #3: If caught, Deny, Deny, Deny.

He got 1 out of 3 right.

99 SanFranciscoZionist  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:18:42pm

re: #46 Alexzander

"I'm here for some vindication." -Breitbart.

He seems really upset by the "Breitbart lies" meme and is calling out the media for attacking the messenger.

The meme exists solely because he lies a lot. If he starts telling the truth, eventually the meme will fade out.

100 surlymarv  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:18:50pm

re: #97 elizajane

I had to mute my player, couldn't take it.

101 Killgore Trout  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:19:07pm

re: #87 ElCapitanAmerica

Why is there a guy taking a pic of the podium???

Maybe he's research a podium and lectern anthology.

102 SanFranciscoZionist  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:19:11pm

re: #47 iossarian

Who is this fat chump and where is the congressman?

Probably tied up with his own underwear in Breitbart's basement.

//JOKE. JOKE.

103 thecommodore  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:19:23pm

This is an Andy Kaufman type stunt.

104 SanFranciscoZionist  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:19:50pm

re: #55 Charles

Rarely have I felt this disgusted.

Why are Weiner's people letting Breitbart do this? Tell that clown to get away from the mic.

Yeah. This makes no sense. If you call a press conference, you don't need to make it an open mike. Are they nuts, or pulling something sleazy?

105 Targetpractice  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:20:11pm

re: #91 Alexzander

Senior democratic staffer: Weiner will not resign.

I'd have saved such an announcement until after this press conference.

106 darthstar  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:20:25pm

re: #103 thecommodore

This is an Andy Kaufman type stunt.

Andrew Kaufman
Andrew Weiner
Andrew Breitbart
It's a conspiracy.

107 ElCapitanAmerica  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:20:28pm

This is the face of "new media" ...

108 RogueOne  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:20:54pm

They need to hurry this up, I need to shower and get out of here again. Busy, busy, busy.

109 albusteve  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:21:01pm

I bet Weiner is a nervous wreck

110 ReamWorks SKG  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:21:07pm

re: #107 ElCapitanAmerica

I miss "old media."

111 thecommodore  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:21:36pm

re: #106 darthstar

The CNN anchor did say "Andrew Weiner" by mistake.

112 makeitstop  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:21:44pm

re: #106 darthstar

Andrew Kaufman
Andrew Weiner
Andrew Breitbart
It's a conspiracy.

Close - Weiner's name is Anthony.

113 SanFranciscoZionist  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:21:50pm

re: #80 Alexzander

Breitbart claims he wants to "save his family" referring to Weiner. He has more explicit photos he doesn't want to release. But he does want an apology. Shit.

Liar, liar, boxer briefs on fire.

114 Alexzander  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:21:51pm

re: #109 albusteve

I bet Weiner is a nervous wreck

Almost certainly the worst day of his life.

115 jamesfirecat  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:22:03pm

re: #98 RogueOne

Breitbart didn't start this, Weiner did by being an idiot. Rule #1 if you're going to flirt around is not to make your spouse look like an asshole. Rule #2: Nothing in writing and definitely no freaking pics. Rule #3: If caught, Deny, Deny, Deny.

He got 1 out of 3 right.

I'd find your argument more persuasive if Andrew Breitbart hadn't publicly stated how he wants to destroy liberalism as a political force in America.

116 dragonfire1981  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:22:15pm

I think I speak for all of LGF when I say:

Fuck You Andrew Breitbart

I still can't believe he did this. What an asshole.

117 darthstar  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:22:18pm

re: #109 albusteve

I bet Weiner is a nervous wreck

I'll bet he's just a little pissed off and knows that he's got about two weeks of stupid questions to look forward to until this thing blows over.

118 thecommodore  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:22:32pm

re: #109 albusteve

I wonder if he's got some bombshell to drop on Breitbart.

119 Zathras  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:22:46pm

re: #55 Charles

Perhaps Weiner's people are giving Breitbart the rope he needs to hang himself?

120 darthstar  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:22:50pm

re: #112 makeitstop

Close - Weiner's name is Anthony.

It's An-archy!

121 Varek Raith  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:23:09pm

re: #98 RogueOne

Blame the victim.
Classic.

122 albusteve  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:23:13pm

re: #116 dragonfire1981

I think I speak for all of LGF when I say:

Fuck You Andrew Breitbart

I still can't believe he did this. What an asshole.

you know little of it...we should wait for the detail...and you don't speak for me

123 Killgore Trout  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:23:19pm

I'm giving this 5 more minutes. I can't spend all day waiting. I got shit to do.

124 Alexzander  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:23:30pm

re: #117 darthstar

I'll bet he's just a little pissed off and knows that he's got about two weeks of stupid questions to look forward to until this thing blows over.

I think hes probably generally upset this will affect his private life and relationship with his wife. Really sad; I feel awful for her.

125 surlymarv  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:23:37pm

re: #118 thecommodore

I wonder if he's got some bombshell to drop on Breitbart.

A man can only dream.

126 jaunte  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:23:39pm

This is like reading Randle P. McMurphy pretending to call a ball game.

127 Targetpractice  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:23:50pm

re: #119 Zathras

Perhaps Weiner's people are giving Breitbart the rope he needs to hang himself?

It's a nice wish at this point. That they let him run at the mouth, with the plan to come out and blow his entire "scandal" away. But I don't think we're gonna be that lucky today.

128 joe90  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:23:53pm

Watching this unfold on faux, extortion is the word I'd use.
Yuk, ugly.

129 ElCapitanAmerica  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:24:13pm

Bill Clinton could teach Weiner a thing or two.

130 RogueOne  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:24:14pm

re: #115 jamesfirecat

I'd find your argument more persuasive if Andrew Breitbart hadn't publicly stated how he wants to destroy liberalism as a political force in America.

It's an easy concept...When you're married or dating someone seriously don't send pics of yourself in your skivvies and you don't have anything to worry about. It goes back to my rule #1, if there weren't any pics then he wouldn't have made his wife look like bad. She's the only one that deserves an apology here.

131 albusteve  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:24:34pm

re: #121 Varek Raith

Blame the victim.
Classic.

who's the victim?

132 blueraven  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:24:39pm

re: #123 Killgore Trout

I'm giving this 5 more minutes. I can't spend all day waiting. I got shit to do.

2 minute warning went out

133 Sionainn  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:24:43pm

Why in the world do people call press conferences for a specific time and then let people cool their heels for the next half hour or more waiting for them to get around to the podium?

134 thecommodore  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:24:46pm

Not that I take radio talk show hosts seriously, but I was listening to Randi Rhodes last week, and she suggested that these photos were intended for his wife.

135 Nick Schroeder  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:25:05pm

re: #123 Killgore Trout

I'm giving this 5 more minutes. I can't spend all day waiting. I got shit to do.

I'm not even bothering to watch. I'm guessing The Daily Show will do some funny with anything worthwhile.

136 Targetpractice  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:25:05pm

Here we go, he's appeared.

137 ElCapitanAmerica  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:25:06pm

The Weiner is up

138 windsagio  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:25:08pm

re: #117 darthstar

The guys prone to freak out, I kind of think he's gonna have some... angry energy in his statement.

139 RogueOne  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:25:20pm

re: #121 Varek Raith

Blame the victim.
Classic.

Victim? How in the world is he the victim of anything? Was he forced to send pics around the internet? blackmailed into cod pics? The only victim is his spouse.

140 thecommodore  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:25:22pm

Here we go.

141 darthstar  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:25:24pm

Here we go.

142 Varek Raith  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:25:34pm

re: #130 RogueOne

re: #131 albusteve

Did you two believe the Acorn sting vids?
Or the Shirley Sherrod sting vids?

Anything pushed by Breitbart is tainted with bullshit.

143 windsagio  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:25:34pm

surprisingly calm >

144 Killgore Trout  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:25:35pm

Ah, here he is.

145 ElCapitanAmerica  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:25:54pm

This is awful ...

146 Killgore Trout  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:25:56pm

He's gonna cry

147 thecommodore  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:26:01pm

His voice is cracking...oh boy...

148 albusteve  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:26:04pm

there it is....

149 Killgore Trout  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:26:10pm

Boom

150 Alexzander  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:26:12pm

I seriously cannot believe this whole story. Surreal like a bad dream.

151 ReamWorks SKG  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:26:13pm

I just got an email from Anna Eshoo (my Congressperson). She clearly doesn't read my letters; her computer finds buzzwords and the correct form is sent out. I would much prefer if she was emailing me topless photos than the crud she does sent me.

152 Daniel Ballard  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:26:14pm

Oh crap.

153 Winny Spencer  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:26:17pm

Wow, he comes clean.

Breitbart got it right this time.

154 elizajane  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:26:18pm

Holy shit.

155 Charles Johnson  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:26:18pm

Well, he's copping to it. Game over.

156 darthstar  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:26:19pm

Oh shit...

157 RogueOne  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:26:34pm

re: #142 Varek Raith

re: #131 albusteve

Did you two believe the Acorn sting vids?
Or the Shirley Sherrod sting vids?

Anything pushed by Breitbart is tainted with bullshit.

What does that have to do with the weiner pics.

He just admitted what happened, exactly what I told you when this whole thing erupted. He done goofed.

158 albusteve  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:26:36pm

he's a fraud...I hope he goes down hard

159 surlymarv  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:26:37pm

Damn, this is not good. I feel like such a douche for defending him.

160 thecommodore  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:26:41pm

Fuck me! Breitbart is going to win this.

161 Bulworth  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:26:43pm
On Twitter, I’ve been getting attacked like crazy all morning; apparently I’ve now “lost all credibility.” This is at least the 50th time this year that I’ve finally lost all credibility. I guess it keeps growing back or something.

I imagine the people saying you've "lost all credibility" are many of the same folks rushing to defend Palin's every inane utterance, or have listened to Rush Limbo for years, etc.

162 ReamWorks SKG  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:26:48pm

re: #113 SanFranciscoZionist

When does it become blackmail?

163 Justaminute  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:26:49pm

I am really really sad.

164 thecommodore  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:27:00pm

First the Miami Heat, now Breitbart. There is no justice!

165 Daniel Ballard  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:27:18pm

Brietbart is gonna crow over this all effing year.

166 Winny Spencer  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:27:19pm

Some took place after the marriage. Game over for him.

167 Killgore Trout  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:27:20pm

re: #160 thecommodore

Fuck me! Breitbart is going to win this.

Yup, It's his first scoop that turned out to be true.

168 ElCapitanAmerica  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:27:24pm

yfrog stock goes up

169 darthstar  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:27:28pm

okay...he's a cyber-cheat. Shit happens.

170 jamesfirecat  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:27:28pm

re: #157 RogueOne

What does that have to do with the weiner pics.

He just admitted what happened, exactly what I told you when this whole thing erupted. He done goofed.

I felt that you were calling it before all the facts were in.

That said now that Weiner has confessed I will admit in this case he did start it and Breitbart just pounced on it rather than it being a manufactured nontroversy...

171 Alexzander  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:27:33pm

God I feel awful for the women in Seattle too. Weiner certainly fucked up big time.

172 albusteve  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:27:44pm

what a fucking creep

173 shreck  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:27:44pm

Sad indeed.

174 Obdicut  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:27:44pm

Congrats, Weiner, you just gave Brietbart more credibility than he ever had before.

It's so funny that yfrog just happened to have that security hole sitting there.

Why'd he lie? That was stupid of him.

175 windsagio  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:27:45pm

re: #160 thecommodore

Even a blind pig finds a pearl occasionally.

Seriously tho', there's nobody to blame but Weiner, he did something dumb and he lied about it.

Altho' I hope he is able to stay in congress and doesn't lose his wife.

176 RogueOne  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:28:05pm

Man, gotta give him props. Coming out in public with this kind of statement is rough. I'd still be following rule #3.

177 ElCapitanAmerica  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:28:14pm

re: #165 Rightwingconspirator

Brietbart is gonna crow over this all effing year.

I don't know. He might now say that he's glad Weiner took full responsibilty and that he feels bad for his family. Just watch.

178 shreck  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:28:16pm

Not gonna resign.

179 RogueOne  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:28:24pm

re: #160 thecommodore

Fuck me! Breitbart is going to win this.

Breitbart didn't win shit. Weiner goofed.

180 windsagio  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:28:25pm

re: #174 Obdicut

Natural first reaction I think.

They always lie.

(doesn't make it right of course)

181 darthstar  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:28:25pm

I am not resigning. Good for you, Congressman.

182 [deleted]  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:28:36pm
183 ElCapitanAmerica  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:28:41pm

re: #176 RogueOne

Man, gotta give him props. Coming out in public with this kind of statement is rough. I'd still be following rule #3.

He really had no choice.

184 albusteve  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:28:47pm

re: #164 thecommodore

First the Miami Heat, now Breitbart. There is no justice!

dig that

185 darthstar  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:28:51pm

re: #179 RogueOne

Breitbart didn't win shit. Weiner goofed.

Breitbart is still a shitstain.

186 thecommodore  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:29:01pm

re: #174 Obdicut

Congrats, Weiner, you just gave Brietbart more credibility than he ever had before.

It's so funny that yfrog just happened to have that security hole sitting there.

Why'd he lie? That was stupid of him.

It's when men do when they're caught cheating. See Bill Clinton, Mark Sanford, John Edwards, etc. etc. etc.

187 Obdicut  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:29:11pm

re: #175 windsagio

He joins the illustrious crew:

Image: Bill_Clinton_Biography_2.jpg

Image: large_vitter.JPG

188 Obdicut  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:29:40pm

re: #186 thecommodore

I think this is most comparable to Sanford. I did not think that shit was real at first, either. Seemed too bizarre.

189 mph  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:29:51pm

Shameless...

Took him about 60 seconds to get over it.

190 Alexzander  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:29:52pm

All that conspiratorial hypothesising and defence for Weiner for nothing.

191 thecommodore  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:29:56pm

Well, even though Breitbart has won this, he doesn't have Weiner's scalp. He isn't resigning.

192 windsagio  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:30:12pm

I'm waiting for the next stage of the story tho', which is the "WHAT WAS HIS RELATIONSHIP WITH THE GIRL?!?!"

Her life hasn't been truly ruined yet, they have to get on that.

193 albusteve  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:30:12pm

re: #181 darthstar

I am not resigning. Good for you, Congressman.

hahaha!

194 Killgore Trout  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:30:15pm

Well, on the bright side he is indeed well hung. Congratulations.

195 Our Precious Bodily Fluids  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:30:23pm

re: #157 RogueOne

He done goofed.

Consequences will never be the same.

196 surlymarv  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:30:30pm

re: #191 thecommodore

Well, even though Breitbart has won this, he doesn't have Weiner's scalp. He isn't resigning.

And he shouldn't. Vitter didn't resign for banging hookers, why should Weiner for sending dirty pics.

197 thecommodore  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:30:36pm

re: #189 mph

Shameless...

Took him about 60 seconds to get over it.

I don't know about that...it was an enormous weight off his shoulders. The truth shall set you free, ya know?

198 Denji  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:30:47pm

Yet another incident where the coverup is worse than the crime.

199 ointmentfly  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:30:54pm

re: #188 Obdicut

I think this is most comparable to Sanford. I did not think that shit was real at first, either. Seemed too bizarre.

Atleast Sanford was actually getting laid...

200 windsagio  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:31:02pm

re: #194 Killgore Trout

Still think that thing was stuffed (no offense to the congressman)

201 darthstar  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:31:04pm

re: #193 albusteve

hahaha!

Notice he isn't doing the "my patriotism made me do it" thing though.

202 prairiefire  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:31:06pm

Men!

203 tnguitarist  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:31:07pm

re: #194 Killgore Trout

Well, on the bright side he is indeed well hung. Congratulations.

There's that.

204 ElCapitanAmerica  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:31:08pm

So will he file a bug report against TweetDeck?

205 Decatur Deb  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:31:10pm

Would have been good to hear this a few days ago.

206 Obdicut  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:31:10pm

re: #190 Alexzander

All that conspiratorial hypothesising and defence for Weiner for nothing.

Nah, the yfrog thingy still got exposed.

And we still have no clue how this was telegraphed before it happened.

207 jaunte  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:31:11pm

re: #194 Killgore Trout

And still hard left, as Jon Stewart reminded everyone.

208 elizajane  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:31:12pm

Not resigning. But will be completely hobbled in his ability to criticize anybody for any reason, or really to be effective in any way. Shit.re: #191 thecommodore

Well, even though Breitbart has won this, he doesn't have Weiner's scalp. He isn't resigning.

But his effectiveness as a legislator will be severely diminished, to say the least.
And Breitbart has gained mucho credibility. That may be the worst of the whole affair.

209 RogueOne  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:31:14pm

re: #186 thecommodore

It's when men do when they're caught cheating. See Bill Clinton, Mark Sanford, John Edwards, etc. etc. etc.

Rich and powerful men with hundreds of attractive female fans? Who could have seen it coming?//

210 surlymarv  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:31:14pm

re: #198 Denji

Yet another incident where the coverup is worse than the crime.

Hit the nail on the head. It's so much worse today than it could have been a week ago.

211 elisabeth  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:31:19pm

re: #196 surlymarv

Wasn't even all that "dirty."

212 thecommodore  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:31:19pm

re: #198 Denji

Yet another incident where the coverup is worse than the crime.

He came clean, however, and the coverup was short term, relatively speaking.

213 albusteve  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:31:25pm

re: #190 Alexzander

All that conspiratorial hypothesising and defence for Weiner for nothing.

learn anything?

214 Killgore Trout  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:31:37pm

re: #193 albusteve

hahaha!

He can survive this just fine. Even "family values" politicians like Newt survive this stuff with no problem.

215 Alexzander  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:31:38pm

re: #192 windsagio

I'm waiting for the next stage of the story tho', which is the "WHAT WAS HIS RELATIONSHIP WITH THE GIRL?!?!"

Her life hasn't been truly ruined yet, they have to get on that.

Yeah he owes her more here.

216 mph  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:31:52pm

re: #188 Obdicut

I think this is most comparable to Sanford. I did not think that shit was real at first, either. Seemed too bizarre.

Occam's Razor.

217 Mad Prophet Ludwig  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:32:03pm

Charles,

Well written FU to the haters!

Honestly, this is the biggest load of horse manure from the nontroversy wing in a while.

218 windsagio  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:32:04pm

re: #206 Obdicut

The guy was obsessively stalking him, probably caught every thing put up on any of his accounts no matter what they were.

219 RogueOne  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:32:13pm

re: #183 ElCapitanAmerica

He really had no choice.

my rule is very firm, DENY! I don't care if you get caught in the act..."it's not what it looks like!" You just have to believe!

220 The Questionable Timing of a Flea  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:32:13pm

All of Breitbart's other frauds involved the trimming of critical detail to create a false narrative, which means everyone was justified in waiting for vigorous independent confirmation that the narrative he framed was actually what happened.

While I'm disappointed by Rep Weiner, I'm worried that Breitbart will leverage this success to sell his next lie.

221 Charles Johnson  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:32:17pm

I think this is the most abject apology I've ever seen a politician make.

222 lawhawk  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:32:28pm

re: #214 Killgore Trout

He's in a safe district for Democrats, so he's going to likely remain and serve at his constituents' pleasure.

223 jamesfirecat  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:32:30pm

re: #191 thecommodore

Well, even though Breitbart has won this, he doesn't have Weiner's scalp. He isn't resigning.

So he manages to get a completely innocent business created to help poor people shut down... an innocent woman fired...it'd be darkly humerous if the one guilty person Andrew Breitbart attack manages to keep his job...

224 albusteve  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:32:38pm

re: #201 darthstar

Notice he isn't doing the "my patriotism made me do it" thing though.

I'm laughing at you...seems Weiner takes it alot more serious than his fans....time to dilute the issue, same with Clinton

225 windsagio  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:33:07pm

so wait, waht exactly did he admit to do? Was he cybering?

226 Alexzander  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:33:08pm

re: #213 albusteve

learn anything?

Who me? I never bought his lies; it was pretty straight forward to me the whole time.

227 darthstar  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:33:15pm

re: #215 Alexzander

Yeah he owes her more here.

Internet relationships...a little flirting...that's all. He apologized for her being dragged into this, but she's an adult and she was a participant.

228 RogueOne  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:33:16pm

re: #201 darthstar

Notice he isn't doing the "my patriotism made me do it" thing though.

Weiner "weiner" pics and "i did it for god and country" are the two funniest sex scandals I can think of.

229 albusteve  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:33:20pm

re: #214 Killgore Trout

He can survive this just fine. Even "family values" politicians like Newt survive this stuff with no problem.

of course he will....his belovedness will skyrocket

230 thecommodore  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:33:21pm

re: #221 Charles

I think this is the most abject apology I've ever seen a politician make.

I agree. He is truly sorry, and humiliated. And most importantly, he came clean.

So Breitbart can have his victory lap, but the story is officially over. This was the best thing Weiner could have done.

231 SanFranciscoZionist  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:33:28pm

re: #134 thecommodore

Not that I take radio talk show hosts seriously, but I was listening to Randi Rhodes last week, and she suggested that these photos were intended for his wife.

It's not the craziest idea I've ever heard.

Of course, after Craigslist Representative, just about nothing would surprise me anymore, coming from congresscritters, but so far this is just so weird and vague. Also, there's the present of Breitbart.

232 windsagio  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:33:40pm

re: #225 windsagio

To answer my own question, yes.

233 Obdicut  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:33:41pm

re: #216 mph

Occam's Razor.

Really, dude, Occam's Razor doesn't say what you think it does.

There's still things that aren't explained by this-- like how the PatriotUSA dude knew this was going to happen.

234 darthstar  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:33:47pm

re: #221 Charles

I think this is the most abject apology I've ever seen a politician make.

No apology to Breitbart though...he redirected the question to be a more general apology.

235 MPH  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:33:52pm

re: #204 ElCapitanAmerica

So will he file a bug report against TweetDeck?

I've accidentally sent public messages via Tweetdeck I thought were private (nothing embarrassing)...the button to click Public vs Direct Message are just a few pixels away from each other.

236 windsagio  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:33:59pm

re: #230 thecommodore

best thing would have been coming clean immediately.

237 windsagio  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:34:32pm

re: #233 Obdicut

new conspiracy theory: Patriotusa was actually the 'girl' in Seattle that he was 'talking' to!

238 ElCapitanAmerica  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:34:43pm

re: #235 MPH

I've accidentally sent public messages via Tweetdeck I thought were private (nothing embarrassing)...the button to click Public vs Direct Message are just a few pixels away from each other.

He should come out and complain about TweetDeck, think about all the marriages that will end because of this User Experience fiasco!

239 SanFranciscoZionist  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:34:53pm

re: #159 surlymarv

Damn, this is not good. I feel like such a douche for defending him.

Don't. Given the context, he deserved the benefit of the doubt until it was proven otherwise.

Now it's proven otherwise.

OK.

240 Obdicut  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:35:06pm

re: #235 MPH

Yes, but, again, you have to drag and drop the pic-- and when you do, it gets uploaded to yfrog, which is public. So it's two mistakes, not just one.

241 windsagio  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:35:16pm

re: #238 ElCapitanAmerica

Do you remember me saying the other day that nobody in their right mind should use tweetdeck? :D

242 SanFranciscoZionist  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:35:29pm

re: #165 Rightwingconspirator

Brietbart is gonna crow over this all effing year.

And, sadly, probably use it to frame some more innocent people.

243 Varek Raith  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:35:33pm

re: #239 SanFranciscoZionist

Don't. Given the context, he deserved the benefit of the doubt until it was proven otherwise.

Now it's proven otherwise.

OK.

Pretty much.

244 thecommodore  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:35:37pm

re: #223 jamesfirecat

So he manages to get a completely innocent business created to help poor people shut down... an innocent woman fired...it'd be darkly humerous if the one guilty person Andrew Breitbart attack manages to keep his job...

I am a true believer in karma, and one day, karma is going to kick Breitbart's fat ass.

Maybe his head will swell so much for this that he'll go after someone even more recklessly than he has in the past and get smacked down...hard...and in a way even the Breitbots can't defend.

Okay, a guy can dream, but...this cannot last...

245 Alexzander  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:35:40pm

re: #237 windsagio

new conspiracy theory: Patriotusa was actually the 'girl' in Seattle that he was 'talking' to!

A thought like that crossed my mind too. Patriotusa may have been one of the women he chatted with at some point.

246 ElCapitanAmerica  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:35:45pm

re: #233 Obdicut

Really, dude, Occam's Razor doesn't say what you think it does.

There's still things that aren't explained by this-- like how the PatriotUSA dude knew this was going to happen.

That's a good question.

But now we know how patriotUSA found out, the guy was obsessively reading every single update from Weiner. Probably specially after he found out about the pictures.

247 Killgore Trout  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:35:59pm

re: #213 albusteve

learn anything?

I think the lesson we can all take away from the is chicks talk. Every good movie star knows it's better to pay prostitutes, saves a lot of trouble.

248 iossarian  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:36:01pm

re: #214 Killgore Trout

He can survive this just fine. Even "family values" politicians like Newt survive this stuff with no problem.

Plus, since he isn't a "family values" loudmouth, he doesn't have to come up with bullshit reasons why it happened.

249 SanFranciscoZionist  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:36:03pm

re: #169 darthstar

okay...he's a cyber-cheat. Shit happens.

I assume Huma is sharpening her stiletto heels as we speak.

250 windsagio  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:36:05pm

Ok its pretty cool that his wife was okay with the cyber thing, modern relationships are interesting :D

251 Racer X  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:36:06pm

Bwahahahahahahahahahahaha!

252 wrenchwench  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:36:22pm

At least he can look at Jon Stewart and say, "HA!"

253 windsagio  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:36:35pm

who's needling him about breitbart?

254 makeitstop  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:36:40pm

re: #249 SanFranciscoZionist

I assume Huma is sharpening her stiletto heels as we speak.

I'm guessing he told her first.

255 darthstar  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:36:42pm

The take away here, and John Stewart will probably echo this, is...
ANTHONY WEINER HAS A HUGE COCK!.

256 jamesfirecat  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:36:49pm

re: #244 thecommodore

I am a true believer in karma, and one day, karma is going to kick Breitbart's fat ass.

Maybe his head will swell so much for this that he'll go after someone even more recklessly than he has in the past and get smacked down...hard...and in a way even the Breitbots can't defend.

Okay, a guy can dream, but...this cannot last...

The Karma train may already be hot on Breitbart's heels if you think about it... after all Sherrod is still suing him last time I checked....

257 Targetpractice  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:36:49pm

And he just apologized to Andy. Oh, this just went from bad to worse.

258 shreck  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:36:54pm

He apologized to Brietbart.

259 SanFranciscoZionist  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:37:00pm

re: #188 Obdicut

I think this is most comparable to Sanford. I did not think that shit was real at first, either. Seemed too bizarre.

Well, Sanford's disappearing act was what made it weird.

260 Killgore Trout  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:37:07pm

re: #229 albusteve

of course he will...his belovedness will skyrocket

It worked for Hugh Grant.

261 Alexzander  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:37:12pm

re: #252 wrenchwench

At least he can look at Jon Stewart and say, "HA!"

hahaaahahah.. Best joke out of all of this.

262 rktkt  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:37:23pm

Weiner just apologized to Breitbart. Now what?

263 Alexzander  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:37:30pm

He just apologized to Breitbart.

264 windsagio  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:37:45pm

He's actually being a bit TOO abject.

265 Obdicut  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:37:48pm

re: #259 SanFranciscoZionist

Well, Sanford's disappearing act was what made it weird.

Made me think he was just going crazy or something, I honestly didn't think "Affair with woman that he would then call his soulmate" was up high on the list of possible outcomes.

266 Racer X  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:37:56pm

Politician = Liar

Surprise.

267 RogueOne  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:37:56pm

re: #247 Killgore Trout

I think the lesson we can all take away from the is chicks talk. Every good movie star knows it's better to pay prostitutes, saves a lot of trouble.

Let this be a lesson, for gods sakes, no freaking pictures. Not even innocent pics, nothing that can be used for evidence. No receipts, use cash, nothing in writing, pre-paid phone, and keep the lies to a minimum. If he had followed those simple rules he wouldn't be in this mess.

268 mr.fusion  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:38:00pm

re: #236 windsagio

best thing would have been coming clean immediately.

Absolutely....

I mean no laws were broken....I think it's safe to assume that his wife is going to kick his ass tonight but for all we know they have "that type" of relationship and she knew what was going on the whole time...

For crying out loud....when you get caught doing something that's embarrassing but not illegal just come clean about it

269 thecommodore  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:38:32pm

re: #256 jamesfirecat

The Karma train may already be hot on Breitbart's heels if you think about it... after all Sherrod is still suing him last time I checked...

I don't have a lot of faith anything will come of that. The AG Dept. offered her job back and she initially refused it. Even though she was clearly slandered, it's hard to see what damage was done to her reputation. In fact, up to now, the only one damaged by it (how minimal) was Breitbart.

270 Brother Holy Cruise Missile of Mild Acceptance  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:38:55pm

sending them after being married was pretty stupid but otherwise he didn't break any laws, is coming clean about these pics and owning up to it. Even better that he's not resigning.

All Breitbart managed to do was make weiner look bad. But nothing even close to "ruining" him.

271 ElCapitanAmerica  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:39:02pm

Reporters don't even know what to ask ...

272 Simply Sarah  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:39:19pm

Ah, this is sorta what I was afraid (And had a strong feeling) was going to happen. Honestly, once Weiner started dancing around the issue like a fool, I had a pretty decent idea *something* was up. This is, of course, doubly disappointed (But not shocking), both for what it means for/about Weiner and how it makes Breitbart look.

273 thecommodore  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:39:22pm

He is standing there and taking all of these embarrassing questions, and answering them.

I think this also helps him in the long run.

274 Racer X  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:39:32pm

"I'm sorry I got caught"

275 windsagio  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:39:49pm

re: #270 Dreggas

His wife was okay with it tho', in that case why stop?

Well except for political damage.

276 Targetpractice  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:39:50pm

re: #268 mr.fusion

Absolutely...

I mean no laws were broken...I think it's safe to assume that his wife is going to kick his ass tonight but for all we know they have "that type" of relationship and she knew what was going on the whole time...

For crying out loud...when you get caught doing something that's embarrassing but not illegal just come clean about it

Amen. This would have been a two-day non-troversy, something that got below the fold coverage. Now? He's given Breitbart credibility he doesn't deserve, he's made a lot of people look like dumbasses, and he's critically damaged his own reputation. Hence why the cover-up is generally always worse than the crime.

277 Varek Raith  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:39:53pm

re: #274 Racer X

Enjoying your gloating?

278 Simply Sarah  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:39:54pm

re: #267 RogueOne

Let this be a lesson, for gods sakes, no freaking pictures. Not even innocent pics, nothing that can be used for evidence. No receipts, use cash, nothing in writing, pre-paid phone, and keep the lies to a minimum. If he had followed those simple rules he wouldn't be in this mess.

Even better idea. Don't do this sort of shit in the first place.

279 RogueOne  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:40:00pm

re: #271 ElCapitanAmerica

Reporters don't even know what to ask ...

Why gray boxer-briefs when women like colors a lot more? The shorts should match your shirt or at least your eyes.

280 windsagio  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:40:02pm

re: #274 Racer X

more "I'm sorry I lied about it"

281 darthstar  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:40:05pm

re: #271 ElCapitanAmerica

Reporters don't even know what to ask ...

They've been following Sarah Palin for so long they've lost their training.

282 Charles Johnson  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:40:20pm

re: #274 Racer X

"I'm sorry I got caught"

Oh please. This could not possibly be any more sincere.

If you want to see a sleazy non-apology, try watching some old Lawrence Vitter videos.

283 Racer X  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:40:21pm

re: #277 Varek Raith

Enjoying your gloating?

Yes.

284 RogueOne  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:40:26pm

re: #278 Simply Sarah

Even better idea. Don't do this sort of shit in the first place.

That's asking too much for about 70% of men.

285 Winny Spencer  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:40:32pm

He just admitted to having sex with his wife.

286 Racer X  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:40:50pm

re: #282 Charles

Oh please. This could not possibly be any more sincere,

If you want to see a sleazy non-apology, try watching some old Lawrence Vitter videos.

Why today?
Why not the day it first came out?

287 surlymarv  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:40:50pm

re: #274 Racer X

"I'm sorry I got caught"

Um, not exactly. He's apologized repeatedly to his wife.

288 SanFranciscoZionist  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:40:52pm

re: #268 mr.fusion

Absolutely...

I mean no laws were broken...I think it's safe to assume that his wife is going to kick his ass tonight but for all we know they have "that type" of relationship and she knew what was going on the whole time...

For crying out loud...when you get caught doing something that's embarrassing but not illegal just come clean about it

When it comes to sex and the American politician, there is no real slip room. We don't have the notion of letting public figures have really private lives.

289 jamesfirecat  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:40:55pm

re: #285 Winny Spencer

He just admitted to having sex with his wife.

That dastard!

290 windsagio  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:40:59pm

re: #285 Winny Spencer

He just admitted to having sex with his wife.

Good for him!

291 ElCapitanAmerica  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:41:09pm

re: #283 Racer X

Yes.

What's so fun about this?

292 SanFranciscoZionist  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:41:17pm

re: #271 ElCapitanAmerica

Reporters don't even know what to ask ...

They all want to know if the shorts were stuffed.

293 Targetpractice  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:41:20pm

re: #285 Winny Spencer

He just admitted to having sex with his wife.

Stone him!

///

294 surlymarv  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:41:29pm

re: #286 Racer X

Why today?
Why not the day it first came out?

Because he was an idiot, he's admitted as much.

295 mr.fusion  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:41:36pm

re: #275 windsagio

His wife was okay with it tho', in that case why stop?

Well except for political damage.

Wait, his wife was ok with it?

Then honestly......what the hell's the problem? Breitbart said he wanted to "save the family?" If she was ok with it all he did was embarrass them and that's about it......

296 Sol Berdinowitz  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:41:38pm

re: #288 SanFranciscoZionist

When it comes to sex and the American politician, there is no real slip room. We don't have the notion of letting public figures have really private lives.

I am willing to let them have private lives if they let us do the same. It is the meddling bastards I dislike.

297 thecommodore  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:42:07pm

Here is my prediction, for what it's worth.

He'll lay low for awhile and this will blow over, and then he'll re-emerge, chastened, and will be as firey as ever. And the reason he will is because he has publicly taken responsibility for this, has shown remorse, and as I said before, has been taking some pretty embarassing questions for about 20-25 minutes now. He could have made his statement and left with a comment like ""now it's time to return to the busness of the people of my district," but I think he's going to stay there until they get tired of asking questions, and that can only help him.

In other words, this too shall pass.

298 SanFranciscoZionist  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:42:07pm

re: #279 RogueOne

Why gray boxer-briefs when women like colors a lot more? The shorts should match your shirt or at least your eyes.

Really clean white boxers on black men being the great exception to that rule.

299 albusteve  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:42:08pm

re: #277 Varek Raith

Enjoying your gloating?

why not?...the guys a perfect slimeball

300 surlymarv  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:42:12pm

re: #291 ElCapitanAmerica

What's so fun about this?

Racer X is just hoping for more boner pics.

301 windsagio  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:42:14pm

re: #287 surlymarv

well again for lying about it.

That's the thing I just can't get away from in this whole story.

She knew he was doing this, and married him anyways, and didn't try to get him to stop. It simply wasn't an important factor in their marriage.

In away his whole apology is weird in that sense.

302 RogueOne  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:42:34pm

re: #285 Winny Spencer

He just admitted to having sex with his wife.

That cost Rep. Ryan in IL a job....that and wanting others to watch I mean.

303 Varek Raith  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:42:40pm

re: #291 ElCapitanAmerica

What's so fun about this?

It involves a Dem.

304 tnguitarist  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:42:56pm

re: #266 Racer X

Politician = Liar

Surprise.

As opposed to the rest of the human race that always tells the truth.

305 windsagio  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:42:59pm

aah going for the pedophile angle, man some elements of our press are scum.

306 SanFranciscoZionist  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:43:00pm

re: #285 Winny Spencer

He just admitted to having sex with his wife.

Let me know if he fesses up about the Lindberg baby, or Hoffa. What the hell is he doing, confessing to EVERYTHING?

307 Obdicut  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:43:03pm

This is why I can't ever run for office, no matter how fit I am.

I mean, I wouldn't lie about anything, but I've got a very colorful past. So does my wife. And it's nobody's business if we do.

I wouldn't lie about it, though. I don't get the point of lying.

308 lawhawk  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:43:18pm

re: #255 darthstar

That and he's a putz.

309 RogueOne  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:43:22pm

"to the best of my knowledge they were all adults"....uh oh.

310 Obdicut  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:43:33pm

re: #302 RogueOne

That cost Rep. Ryan in IL a job...that and wanting others to watch I mean.

Well, it was that his wife said she forced him to do it. So not very comparable.

311 hugh59  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:43:33pm

I agree with all the people above who wrote that the cover-up was worse than the crime. The real problem for Weiner is not the stupid online behavior; the real problem is that he allowed a nonsense situation to become a front page scandal. This is the reason why this may hurt his chances to run for mayor of NYC.

NYC voters would probably vote for a man who cheats on his wife; but they may not want to vote for a man who cannot handle an embarrassing situation.

312 Obdicut  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:43:47pm

re: #310 Obdicut

Well, it was that his wife said she forced him to do it. So not very comparable.

Er, he forced her.

313 wrenchwench  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:43:50pm

re: #301 windsagio

well again for lying about it.

That's the thing I just can't get away from in this whole story.

She knew he was doing this, and married him anyways, and didn't try to get him to stop. It simply wasn't an important factor in their marriage.

In away his whole apology is weird in that sense.

His wife worked for Hillary Clinton for years. I think she learned a thing or two during those years.

314 Decatur Deb  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:44:08pm

He's coming on too abject--this needs to end with a bit of FU.

315 ElCapitanAmerica  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:44:32pm

Funny thing is this guy had a Jimmy Stiffy while he was watching a hockey game?!?!

316 Sol Berdinowitz  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:44:33pm

re: #313 wrenchwench

His wife worked for Hillary Clinton for years. I think she learned a thing or two during those years.

Worked for Jerry Hall, too, until Mick got that Brazilian model knocked up...

317 thecommodore  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:44:34pm

re: #311 hugh59

I agree with all the people above who wrote that the cover-up was worse than the crime. The real problem for Weiner is not the stupid online behavior; the real problem is that he allowed a nonsense situation to become a front page scandal. This is the reason why this may hurt his chances to run for mayor of NYC.

NYC voters would probably vote for a man who cheats on his wife; but they may not want to vote for a man who cannot handle an embarrassing situation.

He's shown that he's human, though, and maybe people will forgive him for this.

Especially when compared to the man who "broke" this "story."

318 darthstar  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:44:35pm

re: #308 lawhawk

That and he's a putz.

A well endowed putz. Take that, Breitbart.

319 Hawaii69  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:44:35pm

Thus, my post in a previous thread stating "I wouldn't say I believe him, since I don't know him, and had hever heard of him til 3 days ago"....which got me down dinged, and a couple of replies claiming that I was more or less blind to his obvious innocence.

Well....Breitbart & friends might be scumbags....but this is why I find it better to sit back and wait before taking a position.

No offense to our host.

320 albusteve  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:44:38pm

I give the guy high marks for ending it here....as for resigning, that's out of the question

321 BishopX  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:44:41pm

re: #301 windsagio

I think this might be part of the reason why he waited so long. It's one thing to get caught messing around. It's another thing to tell the world you're in a not exactly traditional marriage, and ultimately I think it might be more damaging electorally.

322 windsagio  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:44:45pm

re: #313 wrenchwench

To a lot of people there's a difference between this kind of thing and actual cheating tho'

It has no real parallels to Clinton, really.

323 JeffM70  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:44:52pm

It's all a very sad spectacle to witness.

324 Simply Sarah  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:44:53pm

re: #284 RogueOne

That's asking too much for about 70% of men.

Then maybe we need to change our cultural expectations. If it's really so impossible for someone to remain perfectly monogamous and faithful, then we should stop expecting it. Be honest about it. Keep it in the open. "Honey, my mistress is coming over. We'll be busy for a while, but we'll be down for dinner."

325 albusteve  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:44:56pm

re: #303 Varek Raith

It involves a Dem.

LOL!

326 Alexzander  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:45:14pm

God he is too honest. re: #307 Obdicut

This is why I can't ever run for office, no matter how fit I am.

I mean, I wouldn't lie about anything, but I've got a very colorful past. So does my wife. And it's nobody's business if we do.

I wouldn't lie about it, though. I don't get the point of lying.

How old are you? You may still have a chance.

Future generations documented all of their embarrassments on the internet; you wont be alone.
Future generations will be significantly more liberal of many social issues.

327 b_Snark  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:45:33pm

I went with all the evidence available, rather than relying on an intuition, and balanced against Breitbart's well earned notoriety, I concluded it was a setup. It is possible I suffered from confirmation bias, not because Weiner is left but because Breitbart's evil clown dance has given him far too many points, so I'll have to be a little more careful in the future.

It's always necessary to learn from mistakes.

328 SanFranciscoZionist  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:45:36pm

re: #291 ElCapitanAmerica

What's so fun about this?

It's a Congressional sex scandal. They're diverting.

I feel crappy for his wife. If she was OK with him flirting online, then not only has she been put through this whole media circus, but now the media will hum with analyses of what's wrong with HER.

And the wingnuts will make it about her being Muslim. Bet me.

329 ElCapitanAmerica  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:45:39pm

re: #321 BishopX

I think this might be part of the reason why he waited so long. It's one thing to get caught messing around. It's another thing to tell the world you're in a not exactly traditional marriage, and ultimately I think it might be more damaging electorally.

I didn't hear him say that she was OK with this.

330 surlymarv  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:45:46pm

re: #307 Obdicut

This is why I can't ever run for office, no matter how fit I am.

I mean, I wouldn't lie about anything, but I've got a very colorful past. So does my wife. And it's nobody's business if we do.

I wouldn't lie about it, though. I don't get the point of lying.

If you aren't a liar, then you wouldn't have sent the pictures behind your wife's back and wouldn't be in the situation anyway. His lying started there and once you start digging...

331 SanFranciscoZionist  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:45:53pm

re: #293 Targetpractice, Worst of Both Worlds

Stone him!

///

((I think that's allowed.))

332 sagehen  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:45:56pm

re: #194 Killgore Trout

Well, on the bright side he is indeed well hung. Congratulations.

Feh. Looked ordinary to me. At least by Jewish standards.

Why do you think we get so upset at the ones who marry shiksas?

333 dragonfire1981  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:46:04pm

I still say Breitbart is an asshole.

I shudder to think of the ego trip he's going to go on after this.

334 darthstar  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:46:16pm

re: #327 b_sharp

I went with all the evidence available, rather than relying on an intuition, and balanced against Breitbart's well earned notoriety, I concluded it was a setup. It is possible I suffered from confirmation bias, not because Weiner is left but because Breitbart's evil clown dance has given him far too many points, so I'll have to be a little more careful in the future.

It's always necessary to learn from mistakes.

Breitbart's still a shitstain.

335 wrenchwench  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:46:18pm

re: #322 windsagio

To a lot of people there's a difference between this kind of thing and actual cheating tho'

It has no real parallels to Clinton, really.

Except you were wondering about what behavior a wife accepts from a husband. Hillary and Huma have a parallel, more than their husbands do.

336 iossarian  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:46:21pm

Well, the overall outcome sucks in terms of its actual nature (Weiner was lying, Breitbart's story turns out to be essentially true).

However, the press conference, I think, works mostly in Weiner's favor (especially since he is in a fairly safe district):

1) Breitbart further confirmed that he is an angry lunatic
2) Weiner shows genuine contrition and humanity, all the more so due to the contrast with 1) above

I think he'll do fine. And I hope he does, since he is a vote against such delightful policies as giving seniors a voucher for healthcare that decreases in value every year.

337 JeffM70  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:46:36pm

Breitbart didn't deserve the benefit of the doubt even though he turned out to be right, and he doesn't deserve it in the future.

338 windsagio  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:46:37pm

re: #328 SanFranciscoZionist

Yeah, they were running out of 'the other side did it too!' ammo.

339 MPH  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:46:46pm

re: #221 Charles

I think this is the most abject apology I've ever seen a politician make.

The only thing hurt is his pride. When he says "I accept responsibility" it means "I admit it. I did it," because he has no other choice.

A true representative of the people of New York...

340 albusteve  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:46:54pm

re: #327 b_sharp

I went with all the evidence available, rather than relying on an intuition, and balanced against Breitbart's well earned notoriety, I concluded it was a setup. It is possible I suffered from confirmation bias, not because Weiner is left but because Breitbart's evil clown dance has given him far too many points, so I'll have to be a little more careful in the future.

It's always necessary to learn from mistakes.

my opinion of AB has not changed a frickle

341 Obdicut  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:47:16pm

re: #330 surlymarv

I'm not sure it was behind his wife's back. But I am certain that I've got stuff in my past that would make middle America say "Scandal!". And I don't care, and wouldn't be able to bring myself to care. I'd just tell everyone to shut the hell up and especially to leave my wife alone.

342 surlymarv  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:47:19pm

It still seems like he was totally setup. Like they were waiting for him to make this mistake because they already knew he was a social media perv. Not to shift the blame, it's clearly his fault, but some things just don't add up.

343 Justaminute  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:47:31pm

Maybe some people find posting intimate pics of themselves addicting? That floods their psyche and completely obliterate their own best judgement? It would have been worse if he had been caught in the "Catch a Predator" scheme. Many men caught there were respected men in their community and married family men. I feel more sorry for his wife.

344 windsagio  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:47:34pm

But seriously, man up Weiner. I'm starting to get annoyed.

"This wasn't a big deal and my mistake was being an idiot and lying about it! Get into the modern era, you pathetic fossils!"

345 [deleted]  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:47:38pm
346 BishopX  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:48:11pm

re: #329 ElCapitanAmerica

I'm going off of windy's assumption that she knew. I'm not able to watch the presser here.

347 tnguitarist  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:48:16pm

I love the self-righteous prigs, on here even, that think themselves so perfect and want him to resign over this. Would you quit your job if you had been caught doing the same thing?

348 windsagio  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:48:17pm

re: #330 surlymarv

re: #341 Obdicut

It was specifically not behind his wife's back, he covered that at the beginning.

349 thecommodore  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:48:19pm

re: #333 dragonfire1981

I still say Breitbart is an asshole.

I shudder to think of the ego trip he's going to go on after this.

Me too, but as I said, I think this may be what eventually gets him hoisted on his own petard.

Mr. Breitbart is going to fuck up one day. Worse than ACORN, Shirley Sherrod, or NPR. And it won't be pretty.

350 Obdicut  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:48:20pm

re: #345 sindarian

And you bothered to create an icon and everything.

351 surlymarv  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:48:33pm

re: #341 Obdicut

I'm not sure it was behind his wife's back. But I am certain that I've got stuff in my past that would make middle America say "Scandal!". And I don't care, and wouldn't be able to bring myself to care. I'd just tell everyone to shut the hell up and especially to leave my wife alone.

He's said several times that his wife is pissed at him because he was basically cheating on her. I understand what you're saying though. It's depressing that Weiner, such a strong character, couldn't stand up for himself initially and had to dig himself in this hole.

352 Decatur Deb  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:48:48pm

re: #339 MPH

The only thing hurt is his pride. When he says "I accept responsibility" it means "I admit it. I did it," because he has no other choice.

A true representative of the people of New York...

This should have been a 3 minute statement and apology. The NYC voters will tolerate a screw-up (Lindsey) and a cad (Jimmy Walker), but not a wimp.

353 Varek Raith  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:49:08pm

re: #350 Obdicut

And you bothered to create an icon and everything.

Lol.

354 SanFranciscoZionist  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:49:10pm

re: #345 sindarian

Poetic troll is poetic.

355 Targetpractice  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:49:36pm

re: #327 b_sharp

I went with all the evidence available, rather than relying on an intuition, and balanced against Breitbart's well earned notoriety, I concluded it was a setup. It is possible I suffered from confirmation bias, not because Weiner is left but because Breitbart's evil clown dance has given him far too many points, so I'll have to be a little more careful in the future.

It's always necessary to learn from mistakes.

And that's really what it gets down to, assertions by wingnuts to the contrary. We didn't "defend" Weiner out of some partisan motivation, nor because we feel some slavish devotion to him. We called into question the assertions of a known bullshit artist, did our own investigation, and reached conclusions that we thought to be valid. We gave Weiner the benefit of the doubt, which we had no reason to believe at the time to be the wrong thing to do.

You live, you learn. Here endth the lesson.

356 b_Snark  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:49:37pm

Oh, and all you 'I told you so's, sit on it and rotate.

357 Alexzander  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:49:41pm

re: #352 Decatur Deb

This should have been a 3 minute statement and apology. The NYC voters will tolerate a screw-up (Lindsey) and a cad (Jimmy Walker), but not a wimp.

This is probably kind of therapeutic for him.

358 RogueOne  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:49:41pm

re: #310 Obdicut

Well, it was that his wife said she forced him to do it. So not very comparable.

A. It was a joke. B. They didn't do it in public C. she said she loved him and would have voted for him.

If I were married to Jeri Ryan I would want people to see me in the act too, just sayin'.

359 JeffM70  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:49:42pm

re: #345 sindarian

Congratulations. With that post you now average 1 a year!

360 sagehen  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:49:47pm

re: #249 SanFranciscoZionist

I assume Huma is sharpening her stiletto heels as we speak.

I assume she's on the phone with Silda Spitzer, getting advice for how best to make him prove how very very very *VERY* sorry he is...

361 Sol Berdinowitz  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:50:13pm

Breitbart has scored a major coup, much bigger than the Sherrod ouster. He is on a roll and is already planning bigger and more heinious things.

362 albusteve  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:50:26pm

re: #346 BishopX

I'm going off of windy's assumption that she knew. I'm not able to watch the presser here.

it's rambling on and in...give him the hook...he's done what he needed to do, but it's smooze time with the media

363 Decatur Deb  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:50:27pm

re: #357 Alexzander

This is probably kind of therapeutic for him.

He could probably find a domina for that--oh, wait...

364 Obdicut  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:50:37pm

re: #358 RogueOne

Huh? What was a joke? She really did assert that he coerced her into going to the sex club, and that she didn't want to.

Are you saying she was joking about that?

365 Skandal  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:50:38pm

Steve Martin on twitter: BREAKING NEWS: Rep. Weiner has apologized to Paul Revere.

366 windsagio  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:51:14pm

there's some spark!

367 rktkt  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:51:19pm

re: #347 tnguitarist

If my job was to represent a large population of people and to make decisions based on my better judgement, then yeah, I'd resign.

368 Racer X  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:51:27pm

The hypocrisy of politics is astounding.

369 RogueOne  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:51:42pm

re: #324 Simply Sarah

Then maybe we need to change our cultural expectations. If it's really so impossible for someone to remain perfectly monogamous and faithful, then we should stop expecting it. Be honest about it. Keep it in the open. "Honey, my mistress is coming over. We'll be busy for a while, but we'll be down for dinner."

I'd subscribe to your newsletter//

People like the facade. It's nice to think that 2 people are truly meant for each other and only each other. It does happen, it's just not that common.

370 darthstar  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:51:54pm

re: #367 rktkt

If my job was to represent a large population of people and to make decisions based on my better judgement, then yeah, I'd resign.

Bullshit. You'd want to keep your paycheck just like anyone else.

371 Hawaii69  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:51:58pm

Maybe I'm not taking politics seriously enough, but all I can think is "I can't wait to see what Jon Stewart says".

372 tnguitarist  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:51:58pm

re: #367 rktkt

If my job was to represent a large population of people and to make decisions based on my better judgement, then yeah, I'd resign.

Humans. We're all humans.

373 windsagio  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:52:03pm

re: #368 Racer X

what makes a person just and only come back to a site for something like this?

374 Alexzander  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:52:04pm

re: #356 b_sharp

Oh, and all you 'I told you so's, sit on it and rotate.

I wouldn't feel so "gloaty" if I hadn't been attacked several times here for being suspicious of Weiner's story and believing that he simply sent the fucking tweet all along.

375 surlymarv  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:52:05pm

"I don't think I'll use [Twitter] the same way"

Classic, Weiner!

376 Targetpractice  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:52:07pm

re: #361 ralphieboy

Breitbart has scored a major coup, much bigger than the Sherrod ouster. He is on a roll and is already planning bigger and more heinious things.

Don't worry, it's looking like the Sherrod lawsuit might knock him back down to size in the coming months.

377 ElCapitanAmerica  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:52:17pm

Facebook and twitter are killing email, and this again shows why that's a bad thing, there's a lesson in software usability here.

378 Varek Raith  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:52:20pm

re: #365 Skandal

Steve Martin on twitter: BREAKING NEWS: Rep. Weiner has apologized to Paul Revere.

Hah!

Paul Revere is like, "WTF, DON'T BRING ME INTO THIS!!!"

379 HAL2010  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:52:30pm

Yes, breitbart is a complete and utter tool.

But jesus, just confess when caught and move on. This charade has cost him more than the "crime" itself.

380 Alexzander  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:52:35pm

re: #371 Hawaii69

Maybe I'm not taking politics seriously enough, but all I can think is "I can't wait to see what Jon Stewart says".

I chucked.
However, when does he film his show? I think its already filmed for tonight so you'll have to wait until tomorrow.

381 elizajane  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:52:37pm

re: #352 Decatur Deb

This should have been a 3 minute statement and apology. The NYC voters will tolerate a screw-up (Lindsey) and a cad (Jimmy Walker), but not a wimp.

Disagree: I think the complete, endless apology sucked a lot of the energy out of his many detrators.
Oh sure, there will be a few more days of horrible puns ("Cocky Congressman Hoist by His Own Weiner!") but once those have died down there won't be anything more to say. How can you keep going after somebody who has admitted to and apologized for everything, even more than Breitbart had already found?

382 darthstar  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:52:39pm

Some asshole is shouting questions about Edward's love child.

383 windsagio  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:52:43pm

lol shouting guy in the background :D

384 albusteve  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:52:54pm

re: #367 rktkt

If my job was to represent a large population of people and to make decisions based on my better judgement, then yeah, I'd resign.

no...he's absolutely correct there

385 surlymarv  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:53:04pm

OMG some guy was just shouting, "Were you fully erect?!"

386 thecommodore  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:53:07pm

Someone actually asked if he was fully erect in the pic, just as he left the podium.

387 windsagio  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:53:08pm

re: #382 darthstar

Admit it, you also want to know if he was fully erect.

388 darthstar  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:53:11pm

"Were you fully erect?" - whoever that dickhead is he deserves to have his picture on TV.

389 ElCapitanAmerica  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:53:16pm

Look at this guy asking "Were you fully erect!?! My twitter name is @douchebag"

What the hell is wrong with this country?!?!

390 windsagio  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:53:33pm

Oh c'mon you guys, that was kind of funny.

391 ProGunLiberal  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:53:37pm

re: #222 lawhawk

I would rethink the way you said that.

392 Obdicut  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:53:42pm

re: #367 rktkt

If every leader we'd ever had who'd had an affair had resigned, history would have been very different. Worse or better, I can't say, but certainly some great leaders would get thrown out by that calculus.

I'm more upset by someone proposing a budget based on fiction that would end Medicare than I am by someone's personal shenninagans and pathetic attempts to lie about it. It certainly lowers my opinion of Weiner-- the lying part, that is-- but resigning would be rather different than our general standards.

393 RogueOne  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:53:47pm

re: #364 Obdicut

Huh? What was a joke? She really did assert that he coerced her into going to the sex club, and that she didn't want to.

Are you saying she was joking about that?

No, the divorce papers said he wanted her to go to the club and have sex with him in front of the crowd. Didn't happen because she refused.

394 darthstar  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:53:58pm

re: #387 windsagio

Admit it, you also want to know if he was fully erect.

I'm impressed enough already. So if it gets bigger than that, I don't want to know.
/

395 albusteve  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:54:01pm

re: #373 windsagio

what makes a person just and only come back to a site for something like this?

why do you care?...looking for trouble?
Racer has been around a long time

396 ElCapitanAmerica  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:54:08pm

He asked him if he was fully erect and then gave out his twitter name ... sigh

397 surlymarv  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:54:16pm

re: #390 windsagio

Oh c'mon you guys, that was kind of funny.

It was hilarious, it a sad, pathetic way because it was a member of the "media".

398 windsagio  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:54:29pm

re: #395 albusteve

I am but a student of human behavior :D

399 Alexzander  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:54:34pm

re: #390 windsagio

Oh c'mon you guys, that was kind of funny.

You could see a bunch of journalists chuckling on the Fox feed.

400 tnguitarist  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:54:45pm

re: #387 windsagio

Admit it, you also want to know if he was fully erect.

They had better hope he was. If not, someone is gonna get an eye put out.

401 albusteve  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:54:58pm

re: #370 darthstar

Bullshit. You'd want to keep your paycheck just like anyone else.

sure, but I don't think a resignation is relevant to his behavior

402 Alexzander  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:55:03pm

re: #398 windsagio

I am but a student of human behavior :D

Is that a quote or did I just make it one?

403 Simply Sarah  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:55:04pm

re: #369 RogueOne

I'd subscribe to your newsletter//

People like the facade. It's nice to think that 2 people are truly meant for each other and only each other. It does happen, it's just not that common.

I have never been much a fan of most of the facades society pushes people to put up. Now, I know some serve an important purpose (i.e. Letting society function), but I think many of them can go.

404 Winny Spencer  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:55:11pm

Maybe it's because I'm an Aspie but I have never understood how so many (mainly men) can be slaves to their carnal desires.

405 sharona  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:55:18pm

To all of you who kicked my ass for saying that Weiner's denials seemed to be moving in the direction of an admission, you may now kiss my a**.

406 iossarian  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:55:33pm

re: #369 RogueOne

I'd subscribe to your newsletter//

People like the facade. It's nice to think that 2 people are truly meant for each other and only each other. It does happen, it's just not that common.

I think that men are hard wired to cheat. This doesn't mean "to have sex with other women", it means "to transgress the social order". In other words, you can't get rid of the problem by changing the social order, because that just makes men want to find different ways to transgress.

It's the same with porn. What people miss, when they complain that mainstream media has become "pornified", is that this doesn't mean that skimpy outfits on late-evening comedy/drama shows (which would have made Victorian males self-combust) perform the same function as porn. The whole point of porn is to transgress what is acceptable.

407 thecommodore  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:55:50pm

re: #387 windsagio

Admit it, you also want to know if he was fully erect.

I bet some of the Breitbots want to know if he was fully erect...

408 Obdicut  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:55:53pm

re: #393 RogueOne

Er, halfway. She did say that he took her to a club, they didn't do anything while there.

409 Varek Raith  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:55:58pm

re: #405 sharona

No thanks.

410 windsagio  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:55:58pm

re: #402 Alexzander

It's probably from somewhere, but I don't have anything particular in mind I'm quoting >

411 blueraven  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:56:00pm

re: #368 Racer X

The hypocrisy of politics is astounding.

What hypocrisy? He told a lie, but I dont see hypocrisy.

412 engineer cat  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:56:11pm

admits to send

why???

why, why, why, why???

413 surlymarv  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:56:24pm

re: #405 sharona

To all of you who kicked my ass for saying that Weiner's denials seemed to be moving in the direction of an admission, you may now kiss my a**.

First you have to send us a picture of it on Twitter.

414 sharona  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:56:38pm

re: #413 surlymarvLOL!

415 ElCapitanAmerica  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:56:49pm

To me this was a bit obvious when he wouldn't say with certainty that was his weiner.

I am surprised he was stupid enough to post it on his tweeter feed by accident.

416 albusteve  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:56:50pm

re: #398 windsagio

I am but a student of human behavior :D

then consider your own first

417 b_Snark  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:56:57pm

re: #389 ElCapitanAmerica

Look at this guy asking "Were you fully erect!?! My twitter name is @douchebag"

What the hell is wrong with this country?!?!

Of course he wasn't fully erect or he would have snapped it off at that angle.

418 windsagio  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:57:03pm

re: #413 surlymarv

that would be a protest, or a meme or something.

Tens of thousands of people turn their twitter icons to pictures of their junk, all at once.

419 rktkt  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:57:04pm

re: #370 darthstar

Bullshit. You'd want to keep your paycheck just like anyone else.

Well, in this economy, yeah. ;)

420 RogueOne  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:57:09pm

re: #408 Obdicut

Er, halfway. She did say that he took her to a club, they didn't do anything while there.

She's obviously not a team player.///

421 (I Stand By What I Said Whatever It Was)  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:57:23pm

re: #250 windsagio

Ok its pretty cool that his wife was okay with the cyber thing, modern relationships are interesting :D

Wait, did he say that? Really?

422 b_Snark  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:57:36pm

re: #394 darthstar

I'm impressed enough already. So if it gets bigger than that, I don't want to know.
/

He's probably a show-er not a grow-er.

423 Alexzander  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:57:55pm

re: #415 ElCapitanAmerica

To me this was a bit obvious when he wouldn't say with certainty that was his weiner.

I am surprised he was stupid enough to post it on his tweeter feed by accident.

Then why did you spend all that time doing the research to support the Yfrog framing story?

424 Simply Sarah  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:57:59pm

re: #406 iossarian

I think that men are hard wired to cheat. This doesn't mean "to have sex with other women", it means "to transgress the social order". In other words, you can't get rid of the problem by changing the social order, because that just makes men want to find different ways to transgress.

It's the same with porn. What people miss, when they complain that mainstream media has become "pornified", is that this doesn't mean that skimpy outfits on late-evening comedy/drama shows (which would have made Victorian males self-combust) perform the same function as porn. The whole point of porn is to transgress what is acceptable.

I dunno. I think that males, at least, are, in fact, somewhat predisposed to having multiple mates. Perhaps less so than in earlier human history, due to changes over time, but it's fairly common in other types of animals.

425 sharona  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:58:02pm

re: #415 ElCapitanAmerica

To me this was a bit obvious when he wouldn't say with certainty that was his weiner.

I am surprised he was stupid enough to post it on his tweeter feed by accident.

Exactly. Even though you were one of those who kicked my ass, its got to suck to realize the guy let you down.

426 ProGunLiberal  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:58:05pm

re: #391 ProLifeLiberal

Was I really only one that saw something else in Lawhawk's comment?

427 surlymarv  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:58:07pm

re: #421 000G

Wait, did he say that? Really?

Yeah, I didn't get that what his repeated apologies from her. I could be wrong though. Can anyone back that up?

428 RogueOne  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:58:16pm

Weiners weiner pics is still a funny concept but it ended pretty sadly. Here's to his wife.

429 sagehen  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:58:17pm

re: #371 Hawaii69

Maybe I'm not taking politics seriously enough, but all I can think is "I can't wait to see what Jon Stewart says".

They tape at five, they won't have time to get it written for tonight. Not when John Oliver was in the Palin/Boston press scrum and actually got a question answered...

430 RogueOne  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:58:44pm

Gotta clean up and get out of here. Enjoy the evening folks.

431 ElCapitanAmerica  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:59:00pm

re: #423 Alexzander

Then why did you spend all that time doing the research to support the Yfrog framing story?

Because I thought it was very possible somebody posted that pic and it wasn't him. I never said that wasn't a picture of him.

I wasn't even really writing that to defend him, I was more scandalized by how stupid the yfrog servicec works, and still stand by it (btw they've made a few changes so far).

432 Buck  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:59:03pm

A sex scandal without sex. Without the lies this could have been much more boring.

I hope he knows the "shameful thing" is the lies.

433 Hawaii69  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:59:19pm

I wonder if Jim Hoft achieved orgasm when Wiener admitted sending the photos?

434 b_Snark  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:59:20pm

re: #406 iossarian

I think that men are hard wired to cheat. This doesn't mean "to have sex with other women", it means "to transgress the social order". In other words, you can't get rid of the problem by changing the social order, because that just makes men want to find different ways to transgress.

It's the same with porn. What people miss, when they complain that mainstream media has become "pornified", is that this doesn't mean that skimpy outfits on late-evening comedy/drama shows (which would have made Victorian males self-combust) perform the same function as porn. The whole point of porn is to transgress what is acceptable.

Men and women cheating and then hiding it is an ESS.

435 Obdicut  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:59:20pm

re: #423 Alexzander

Then why did you spend all that time doing the research to support the Yfrog framing story?

The Yfrog thing is still quite real.

436 ElCapitanAmerica  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:59:41pm

re: #425 sharona

Exactly. Even though you were one of those who kicked my ass, its got to suck to realize the guy let you down.

He didn't let me down ... I'm not a one of his constituents or anything like that.

437 surlymarv  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 1:59:44pm

re: #433 Hawaii69

I wonder if Jim Hoft achieved orgasm when Wiener admitted sending the photos?

He already finished when Breitbert was on stage.

438 iossarian  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 2:00:05pm

re: #424 Simply Sarah

I dunno. I think that males, at least, are, in fact, somewhat predisposed to having multiple mates. Perhaps less so than in earlier human history, due to changes over time, but it's fairly common in other types of animals.

Oh, sure, I agree with that. But I disagree with the idea that you can "solve" the problem by saying OK to mistresses/whatever, because I believe that men (to some extent) have a drive to go beyond whatever boundary is set.

439 Varek Raith  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 2:00:15pm

re: #435 Obdicut

The Yfrog thing is still quite real.

That's one of the main reasons I thought this whole thing was BS.
I was wrong.

440 wrenchwench  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 2:00:39pm

re: #426 ProLifeLiberal

Was I really only one that saw something else in Lawhawk's comment?

Apparently so. What did you see?

441 jaunte  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 2:00:40pm

AlbertBrooks:

Tip of the day: DON'T TWEET NAKED PICTURES.
442 Obdicut  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 2:01:05pm

re: #436 ElCapitanAmerica

He didn't let me down ... I'm not a one of his constituents or anything like that.

You know who I really can't imagine doing anything like this?

Two guys:

Image: george-hw-bush-picture.jpg

Image: iowavidthumb2.jpg

443 windsagio  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 2:01:21pm

re: #421 000G

I think the quote was (approximately)

She knew I was doing this before we were married, and she knew I continued to do this after we were married.

444 Honorary Consul General  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 2:01:29pm

re: #440 wrenchwench

Apparently so. What did you see?

I got what he is referring to.

445 Targetpractice  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 2:01:34pm

re: #432 Buck

A sex scandal without sex. Without the lies this could have been much more boring.

I hope he knows the "shameful thing" is the lies.

And that really should be one thing all parties take away from this: It's not the screw-up that did the damage, it was the cover-up.

446 Achilles Tang  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 2:01:40pm

re: #392 Obdicut

If every leader we'd ever had who'd had an affair had resigned, history would have been very different. Worse or better, I can't say, but certainly some great leaders would get thrown out by that calculus.

Having had an affair would have been more understandable than being an utterly stupid fool to send emails that any child knows could come back to bite.

This shows a greater lack of judgement and self control than any moment of giving in to lust would have done and will haunt him and Democrats credibility in the future.

He should resign so the rest of us can move on.

447 jaunte  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 2:01:44pm

Meanwhile, at a star nearby:
[Link: cosmiclog.msnbc.msn.com...]

448 Buck  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 2:01:46pm

re: #435 Obdicut

The Yfrog thing is still quite real.

Except for the part that it is easy to find out the yfrog email address.

449 Alexzander  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 2:01:51pm

re: #439 Varek Raith

That's one of the main reasons I thought this whole thing was BS.
I was wrong.

For me it was always:

1. the fact that his story didn't make sense: "facebook hacked"
2. Wouldn't say the photos were not him
3. Didn't report to police or FBI

That made the story lean towards guilt.

450 windsagio  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 2:01:59pm

re: #439 Varek Raith

Didn't yfrog also still go down for a while to fix security holes?

451 albusteve  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 2:02:10pm

re: #443 windsagio

I think the quote was (approximately)

correct...there is nothing about being 'okay with it'

452 iossarian  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 2:02:11pm

re: #434 b_sharp

Men and women cheating and then hiding it is an ESS.

Emacs Speaks Statistics?

453 Obdicut  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 2:02:13pm

re: #439 Varek Raith

That's one of the main reasons I thought this whole thing was BS.
I was wrong.

There are a lot of coincidences. Yfrog happens to have a security hole that could have resulted in this. The creepy PatriotUSA dude predicted it before it occurred.

454 surlymarv  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 2:02:14pm

re: #441 jaunte

AlbertBrooks:

File that under: obvious but somehow still ignored

455 ElCapitanAmerica  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 2:02:21pm

re: #446 Naso Tang


This shows a greater lack of judgement and self control than any moment of giving in to lust would have done and will haunt him and Democrats credibility in the future.

He should resign so the rest of us can move on.

Wait, this is worse than actually having sex with another women or a prostitute? WTF?!?!?!

456 Varek Raith  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 2:02:25pm

re: #448 Buck

Except for the part that it is easy to find out the yfrog email address.

You'd be wrong.

457 Charles Johnson  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 2:02:29pm

re: #448 Buck

Except for the part that it is easy to find out the yfrog email address.

No, Buck. That was absolutely true. You don't know what you're talking about.

458 Winny Spencer  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 2:02:33pm

re: #442 Obdicut

You know who I really can't imagine doing anything like this?

Two guys:

Image: george-hw-bush-picture.jpg

Image: iowavidthumb2.jpg

Mittens would never do it.

459 tomg51spence  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 2:02:57pm

What ev

Hopefully Washington can now have some some serious discussions about serious matters. And not just talking points from each side.

460 ElCapitanAmerica  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 2:03:01pm

re: #450 windsagio

Didn't yfrog also still go down for a while to fix security holes?

Yes.

They also changed the way they show the "yfrog email" and other misc. things.

461 [deleted]  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 2:03:07pm
462 Stanghazi  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 2:03:19pm

re: #385 surlymarv

OMG some guy was just shouting, "Were you fully erect?!"

Dude was from the Howard Stern show.

463 S'latch  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 2:03:20pm

How disappointing.

464 windsagio  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 2:03:29pm

re: #442 Obdicut

I still think that's part of the reason bush won in 2000, nobody believed he'd cheat on his Wife >

465 ElCapitanAmerica  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 2:03:50pm

re: #448 Buck

Except for the part that it is easy to find out the yfrog email address.

No, prior to last wed it was not hard to find it out.

466 Obdicut  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 2:03:50pm

re: #446 Naso Tang


He should resign so the rest of us can move on.

I really will be able to muddle through somehow even if he doesn't resign.

For the record, I don't care that Vitter is still serving after having an affair, or any other politician. I really don't care, as long as they own up to it eventually and there wasn't any crime committed. Edwards would be an exception-- once you're fathering children illegitimately and covering that up, you've crossed a line.

467 Honorary Consul General  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 2:04:00pm

Hmmm...

468 Simply Sarah  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 2:04:05pm

re: #438 iossarian

Oh, sure, I agree with that. But I disagree with the idea that you can "solve" the problem by saying OK to mistresses/whatever, because I believe that men (to some extent) have a drive to go beyond whatever boundary is set.

Well, I suppose to me, the base question is: Is pure, unadulterated monogamy objectively desirous over any other options? Should it be the exclusive goal and the only thing society truly accepts? Or is it simply a cultural imposition that denies valid worldviews/lifestyles? I honestly can't say I'm sure what my feelings are on this.

469 Hawaii69  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 2:04:07pm

I wish SNL wasn't so stingy with their content.

I'd really love to watch Chef Pete Schwetty being interviewd by the
NPR girls about his new ball park hot dog, while they gush over how much
they love his "Shwetty Weiner".

470 darthstar  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 2:04:08pm

re: #461 Pigilito

And this little Pigilito went to the island of blocked accounts.

471 SanFranciscoZionist  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 2:04:09pm

re: #382 darthstar

Some asshole is shouting questions about Edward's love child.

How the hell is Weiner expected to know anything about that?

472 windsagio  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 2:04:10pm

re: #462 Stanley Sea

Dude was from the Howard Stern show.

Oh duh, of course he was.

It's all so obvious :D

Unfortunately that also makes it less funny :(

473 albusteve  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 2:04:33pm

re: #461 Pigilito

could you be more specific, maybe outline your accusations?

474 wrenchwench  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 2:05:12pm

Lotta suicidal socks today.

475 Honorary Consul General  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 2:05:13pm

Well, that didn't take long.

476 windsagio  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 2:05:16pm

re: #466 Obdicut

People just wanna be rid of him I think, and he certainly gave them a good excuse to rant about it.

I agree tho', he shouldn't resign. Aside from the lying part, this was nothing.

477 abolitionist  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 2:05:19pm

re: #405 sharona

To all of you who kicked my ass for saying that Weiner's denials seemed to be moving in the direction of an admission, you may now kiss my a**.

Entrapment!
/

478 Varek Raith  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 2:05:24pm

re: #459 tomg51spence

What ev

Hopefully Washington can now have some some serious discussions about serious matters. And not just talking points from each side.

LIKE ABORTION!
/GOP agenda

479 Targetpractice  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 2:05:36pm

Wonder how many more socks are gonna pop up to crow about this?

480 Alexzander  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 2:05:36pm

re: #471 SanFranciscoZionist

How the hell is Weiner expected to know anything about that?

I think it was some absurdist. Maybe even making fun of the whole media obsession with infidelity.

481 Charles Johnson  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 2:05:37pm

re: #474 wrenchwench

Lotta suicidal socks today.

Fully expected.

482 Achilles Tang  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 2:05:52pm

re: #455 ElCapitanAmerica

Wait, this is worse than actually having sex with another women or a prostitute? WTF?!?!?!

Give me a break. Read what I said. One could be stupidly giving in the heat of the moment (maybe); this one took real intellectual stupidity to do.

483 ElCapitanAmerica  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 2:06:25pm

re: #482 Naso Tang

Give me a break. Read what I said. One could be stupidly giving in the heat of the moment (maybe); this one took real intellectual stupidity to do.

Dude, that's what you're implying.

484 Robert O.  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 2:06:30pm

Irrespective of the fact I really couldn't care what Weiner did online (he didn't do anything illegal), and that I have low opinion of Breitbart, I still have to wonder how dumb a politician have to be to pull this kind of trick.

Come on! It's 2011. The Internet is not a new phenomenon. Every public official ought to know that their every act and every word is going to be scrutinized, and could be used against them. It doesn't mean this state of affairs is right, but it's reality. People really ought to know better.

485 b_Snark  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 2:06:51pm

re: #452 iossarian

Emacs Speaks Statistics?

Evolutionary Stable Strategy. It guarantees gene mixing with species who pair and take direct care of their young for extended periods.

486 Varek Raith  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 2:06:58pm

re: #474 wrenchwench

Lotta suicidal socks today.

DERPITYDERPDERP !!!
*BOOM*

487 sagehen  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 2:07:00pm

re: #458 Winny Spencer

You know who I really can't imagine doing anything like this?

Image: george-hw-bush-picture.jpg

um... GHWB had a mistress, Jennifer something from the State Department (they met when he was ambassador to China, the relationship lasted for many years) -- the reason Jennifer Flowers wasn't an issue in the '92 general was because Hillary threatened him with "and we know you have a Jennifer situation too..."

488 windsagio  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 2:07:16pm

re: #483 ElCapitanAmerica

I think people just aren't comfortable with those newfangled computers and the strange, disturbing things kids do on them.

489 SanFranciscoZionist  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 2:07:23pm

re: #464 windsagio

I still think that's part of the reason bush won in 2000, nobody believed he'd cheat on his Wife >

Could be.

490 Achilles Tang  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 2:07:28pm

re: #483 ElCapitanAmerica

Dude, that's what you're implying.

You really don't understand what I say, do you?

491 Obdicut  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 2:07:47pm

re: #484 Robert O.

I don't think it's stupidity. I think it's enjoying the thrill of the risk of it.

492 (I Stand By What I Said Whatever It Was)  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 2:08:09pm

re: #443 windsagio

I think the quote was (approximately)

I know this is none of my business, but now I can't help but wonder if she took similar liberties. Would be only fair, no?

493 thecommodore  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 2:08:11pm

Even though Breitbart is the clear winner, this is still strangely cathartic:

494 Winny Spencer  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 2:08:42pm

re: #487 sagehen

um... GHWB had a mistress, Jennifer something from the State Department (they met when he was ambassador to China, the relationship lasted for many years) -- the reason Jennifer Flowers wasn't an issue in the '92 general was because Hillary threatened him with "and we know you have a Jennifer situation too..."

I just quoted.

495 windsagio  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 2:08:48pm

re: #491 Obdicut

I know a ton of people who do this and are in stable relationships or married.

Yeah they're in fringier cultures, but its a whole different thing than actually cheating.

(Presuming the partner is okay with it)

496 ProGunLiberal  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 2:09:06pm

re: #440 wrenchwench

It's from this. Interesting part bolded.

re: #222 lawhawk

He's in a safe district for Democrats, so he's going to likely remain and serve at his constituents' pleasure.

497 ElCapitanAmerica  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 2:09:08pm

re: #490 Naso Tang

You really don't understand what I say, do you?

I know exactly what you are saying. You are saying his repetitive obsessive behavior with texting and exchanging pictures is worse than actually having physical sexual affairs with other women.

That's absolutely stupid and ridiculous.

498 Varek Raith  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 2:09:16pm

re: #488 windsagio

I think people just aren't comfortable with those newfangled computers and the strange, disturbing things kids do on them.

DO NOT GO TO /b/!!

499 Achilles Tang  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 2:09:24pm

re: #491 Obdicut

I don't think it's stupidity. I think it's enjoying the thrill of the risk of it.

That's not stupid????

500 goddamnedfrank  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 2:09:31pm

re: #446 Naso Tang

Having had an affair would have been more understandable than being an utterly stupid fool to send emails that any child knows could come back to bite.

This shows a greater lack of judgement and self control than any moment of giving in to lust would have done and will haunt him and Democrats credibility in the future.

He should resign so the rest of us can move on.

My God, you're actually serious. ROFL.

Yes, this is worse than fucking your maid, fathering a child with her, and keeping her in your family's employ for over a decade while serving as a Republican Governor. It's worse than frequenting hookers and staying in the Senate as a family values Republican. This is the worst political sex scandal of all time precisely because there was no actual sex involved.

501 iossarian  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 2:09:32pm

re: #485 b_sharp

Evolutionary Stable Strategy. It guarantees gene mixing with species who pair and take direct care of their young for extended periods.

Thanks! A new acronym!

("Acronym" definition pedants can GTFO.)

502 Obdicut  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 2:09:35pm

re: #487 sagehen

I didn't think that had ever really been proved.

Ah well, we're all human, it can happen to anyone. All I mean is I can't imagine them doing it, really, not that they couldn't.

503 Hawaii69  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 2:09:44pm

re: #429 sagehen

They tape at five, they won't have time to get it written for tonight. Not when John Oliver was in the Palin/Boston press scrum and actually got a question answered...

This may be a "stop the presses" moment. Besides, this pretty much writes itself, especially since he used to hang out with the guy.

504 engineer cat  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 2:09:54pm

why, why, why would a congressman feel compelled to tweet his boner???

505 windsagio  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 2:09:58pm

re: #498 Varek Raith

Again, one of my very best friends in the world (you guys know him) makes his living making Custom Fetish Furry Porn.

506 Simply Sarah  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 2:10:38pm

In response to the trolls. Charles has nothing to apologize for. Given Breitbart's track record, it would be foolish to take anything he claimed with anything less than a boat full of salt. Yes, Breitbart was, apparently, right about something for once and Charles should be expected to admit that, but that's far different from claiming Breitbart has earned anything more than that. Until he further improves on his history of making shit up, he's still someone that should be doubted first, second, and third.

507 albusteve  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 2:10:38pm

re: #504 engineer dog

why, why, why would a congressman feel compelled to tweet his boner???

ego

508 darthstar  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 2:10:54pm

re: #504 engineer dog

why, why, why would a congressman feel compelled to tweet his boner???

boners are meant to be shared.

509 reloadingisnotahobby  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 2:11:39pm

And what have we learned from this boys and girls.....

.....Just as thought!!
/

510 Obdicut  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 2:11:46pm

re: #499 Naso Tang

That's not stupid???

Sure, you can say that it's stupid, if you want. I'm saying that the 'I might get caught' part can actually be part of the attraction, the motivation for doing it. I don't think he was operating under the assumption that he wouldn't get caught.

511 Ericus58  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 2:11:50pm

re: #505 windsagio

Are you talking out of turn?
That might be a private matter....

512 thecommodore  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 2:12:00pm

re: #504 engineer dog

why, why, why would a congressman feel compelled to tweet his boner???

It's what all the kids are doing these days.

513 b_Snark  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 2:12:01pm

re: #504 engineer dog

why, why, why would a congressman feel compelled to tweet his boner???

He's proud of it?

Only sports figures will do that with little boners.

514 windsagio  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 2:12:21pm

re: #511 Ericus58

afaik, its common knowledge.

If not I just really fucked up lol.

515 Mark Winter  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 2:12:25pm

Two words would deflate most "scandals":

NO COMMENT

516 Targetpractice  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 2:12:29pm

re: #509 reloadingisnotahobby

And what have we learned from this boys and girls...

...Just as thought!!
/

That you give a politician the benefit of the doubt at your own risk?

517 justaminute  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 2:12:31pm

If anyone has a sure-fire, get-your-money-back guarantee that can identify a person fabricating or telling the truth about about their sexual indiscretions, your on the road to riches. Let me know. I could probably find you lots of investors.

518 engineer cat  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 2:12:46pm

little known fact:

i communist iceland, members of the legislature are required to broadcast photorepresentations of their private parts to high school students at least twice a year

519 windsagio  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 2:12:59pm

re: #515 Mark Winter

Still wish he'd gotten into their faces.

"Yeah, so?"

Suicide of course, and a problem for the Dems in general, but it would have been classic.

520 SanFranciscoZionist  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 2:13:13pm

re: #495 windsagio

I know a ton of people who do this and are in stable relationships or married.

Yeah they're in fringier cultures, but its a whole different thing than actually cheating.

(Presuming the partner is okay with it)

It's odd what people are ok or not ok with, or what they get upset about others being ok with.

Now and then my BFF and my husband will flirt outrageously with one another. They do this while I'm there. It's an art form. I think it's funny. If I ever said a word about not liking it, they would stop.

I mentioned a funny story that developed out of this to some work friends who were HORRIFIED, and wanted me to never, ever, talk to this dreadful woman who was trying to break up my marriage again.

(Of course, this story went back to the BFF, who now calls up and says things like "I'm coming over to break up your marriage. Can we get lunch after?")

521 Achilles Tang  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 2:13:28pm

re: #497 ElCapitanAmerica

I know exactly what you are saying. You are saying his repetitive obsessive behavior with texting and exchanging pictures is worse than actually having physical sexual affairs with other women.

That's absolutely stupid and ridiculous.

No that is not what I'm saying. Don't be such a frigging jerk.

I'm saying that under some circumstances having had extramarital sex could be a matter of private life that some 50%, I read, of married couple in this country have done.

This action is just plain too stupid for someone in his position to put himself in.

Stupid; not human frailty.

522 b_Snark  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 2:13:34pm

re: #516 Targetpractice, Worst of Both Worlds

That you give a politician the benefit of the doubt at your own risk?

If you're going to tweet your boner, you might as well go full Monty.

523 Varek Raith  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 2:13:40pm

re: #509 reloadingisnotahobby

And what have we learned from this boys and girls...

...Just as thought!!
/

That a bird in the hand is worth two in the bush????
/

524 wrenchwench  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 2:13:44pm

re: #496 ProLifeLiberal

It's from this. Interesting part bolded.

re: #222 lawhawk

There's a bit of double entendre in a very common expression from the political world. It's pretty mild.

525 ReamWorks SKG  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 2:13:50pm

Now I'm disappointed. I gave him the benefit of the doubt (that the photos were misappropriated from a hacked account, and he didn't tweet the image).

Can't a congressman go the two year length of a term without flirting to random people on the internet?

526 Varek Raith  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 2:14:16pm

re: #525 reuven

Now I'm disappointed. I gave him the benefit of the doubt (that the photos were misappropriated from a hacked account, and he didn't tweet the image).

Can't a congressman go the two year length of a term without flirting to random people on the internet?

Nope.
Ah, well.

527 iossarian  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 2:14:31pm

re: #505 windsagio

Again, one of my very best friends in the world (you guys know him) makes his living making Custom Fetish Furry Porn.

That's awesome.

I've often wondered how much you can make by going the "really specialized" route in porn - if you're willing to bang out toe-enlargement mind-control catfood-smearing storylines, can you sell badly drawn cartoons for $500 a pop?

528 windsagio  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 2:15:10pm

re: #520 SanFranciscoZionist

I gotta admit., one of those things I find endlessly fascinating.

529 Targetpractice  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 2:15:17pm

re: #525 reuven

Now I'm disappointed. I gave him the benefit of the doubt (that the photos were misappropriated from a hacked account, and he didn't tweet the image).

Can't a congressman go the two year length of a term without flirting to random people on the internet?

In the immortal words of Otter: "You screwed up, you trusted us!"

530 ProGunLiberal  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 2:15:21pm

re: #524 wrenchwench


In this case though, it is sorta funny.

531 ElCapitanAmerica  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 2:15:45pm

re: #521 Naso Tang

No that is not what I'm saying. Don't be such a frigging jerk.

I'm saying that under some circumstances having had extramarital sex could be a matter of private life that some 50%, I read, of married couple in this country have done.

This action is just plain too stupid for someone in his position to put himself in.

Stupid; not human frailty.

This shows a greater lack of judgement and self control than any moment of giving in to lust would have done and will haunt him and Democrats credibility in the future.

Less sex control than any of the other politicians who have actually had real physical sex with other women, often even fathering kids outside of marriage???

532 Honorary Consul General  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 2:16:40pm

re: #530 ProLifeLiberal

In this case though, it is sorta funny.

It is funny and I'm sure LH did it that way on purpose.

533 windsagio  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 2:16:41pm

re: #527 iossarian

Well I'll say offhand, he's actually quite talented, but...

Short answer: Basically yes. Or you make it up in volume. People come back if you're willing to give them EXACTLY what they want.

534 Mark Winter  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 2:16:45pm

re: #519 windsagio

Still wish he'd gotten into their faces.

"Yeah, so?"

Suicide of course, and a problem for the Dems in general, but it would have been classic.

Prefer the "no comment" rule. Those are the only two safe words when you've done something. Often even when you haven't done anything at all.

Breitbart & Co can throw temper tantrums but the "no comment" simply steals their thunder.

535 reloadingisnotahobby  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 2:17:20pm

re: #516 Targetpractice, Worst of Both Worlds

re: #523 Varek Raith

No...If your name got you picked on in school.....
DON'T "TWEET" YOUR PRIVATE PARTS!!!
..OR RUN FOR OFFICE OR BECOME A DOCTOR OR A STRIPPER
(oh wait..tho's names are fake)or ....etc..

536 b_Snark  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 2:17:26pm

re: #527 iossarian

That's awesome.

I've often wondered how much you can make by going the "really specialized" route in porn - if you're willing to bang out toe-enlargement mind-control catfood-smearing storylines, can you sell badly drawn cartoons for $500 a pop?

Hmm. I have a lathe, and a mill. I have stainless steel and titanium.

Prince Albert wands could be a money making venture.

537 wrenchwench  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 2:17:31pm

re: #530 ProLifeLiberal

In this case though, it is sorta funny.

OK, I thought you were offended.

538 ElCapitanAmerica  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 2:17:56pm

I'm curious what Breitbar does after this. Weiner apologized, is he going to just drop it there?

I see the rest of the media is now going after the women ...

539 darthstar  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 2:18:24pm

I hope Rick Santorum enjoys the uninterrupted his announcement today will get in the evening news. "Really? A penis? My campaign announcement was pre-empted by a penis?"

540 Alexzander  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 2:18:48pm

re: #536 b_sharp

Hmm. I have a lathe, and a mill. I have stainless steel and titanium.

Prince Albert wands could be a money making venture.

Have to be able to mirror finish the police or you risk eurethra infections. Also the stainless steel needs to be LVM-316.

541 thecommodore  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 2:19:01pm

re: #538 ElCapitanAmerica

I'm curious what Breitbar does after this. Weiner apologized, is he going to just drop it there?

I see the rest of the media is now going after the women ...

I see Breitbart and his toadies (Dim Jim in particular) doing that.

542 Alexzander  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 2:19:08pm

re: #540 Alexzander

*mirror finish polish that is.

543 iossarian  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 2:19:18pm

re: #533 windsagio

Well I'll say offhand, he's actually quite talented, but...

Short answer: Basically yes. Or you make it up in volume. People come back if you're willing to give them EXACTLY what they want.

Yeah, that's kind of what I suspected.

It's a bit like the (apocryphal?) stories of prostitutes being paid to listen to men talk about their feelings.

544 ElCapitanAmerica  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 2:19:20pm

re: #539 darthstar

I hope Rick Santorum enjoys the uninterrupted his announcement today will get in the evening news. "Really? A penis? My campaign announcement was pre-empted by a penis?"

Poor guy has to be the unluckiest politician on the planet.

545 Buck  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 2:19:33pm

Now we know why he didn't call in the FBI to investigate.

546 windsagio  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 2:19:43pm

re: #538 ElCapitanAmerica

I'd be kind of curious to know how he'd have gotten more pictures... (warning: mad speculation ahead!)

Altho the best theory is the one that Patriotusa (or somebody else) really did pretend to be a chick (who hasn't?) and got some shots directly sent to him.

If that were the case I can see why they'd be unwilling to release them, because it sounds more than a little bit seedy.

547 (I Stand By What I Said Whatever It Was)  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 2:20:00pm

Image: 385px-Sartre_and_de_Beauvoir_at_Balzac_Memorial.jpg

I don't get it, but I don't begrudge it.

548 Honorary Consul General  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 2:20:18pm

re: #544 ElCapitanAmerica

Poor guy has to be the unluckiest politician on the planet.

But if he tweets his naked penis to someone, he'll be front and center again!

549 b_Snark  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 2:20:32pm

re: #542 Alexzander

*mirror finish polish that is.

Got it.
Maybe a flexible one...

550 jaunte  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 2:20:32pm

re: #539 darthstar

I hope Rick Santorum enjoys the uninterrupted his announcement today will get in the evening news. "Really? A penis? My campaign announcement was pre-empted by a penis?"

Fittingly so.

551 ReamWorks SKG  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 2:20:40pm

He probably could get a multi-million dollar contract with Vivid. ( [Link: vivid.com...] ). He should thumb his nose at the world and switch businesses.

552 Alexzander  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 2:21:03pm

re: #505 windsagio

Again, one of my very best friends in the world (you guys know him) makes his living making Custom Fetish Furry Porn.

Does he know the artist Malachi?

553 Obdicut  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 2:21:05pm

re: #551 reuven

Next speech should be pantsless.

554 iossarian  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 2:21:55pm

re: #551 reuven

He probably could get a multi-million dollar contract with Vivid. ( [Link: vivid.com...] ). He should thumb his nose at the world and switch businesses.

"Thumb his nose."

Never heard it called that before.

555 Targetpractice  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 2:22:05pm

re: #545 Buck

Now we know why he didn't call in the FBI to investigate.

That should have sent up a red flag in my mind, but I was willing to believe that he just didn't see it as that big a deal. Why waste time on what looked for all the world like a simple prank?

Think that earns me 40 lashes with a wet noodle.

556 elizajane  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 2:22:15pm

re: #504 engineer dog

why, why, why would a congressman feel compelled to tweet his boner???

Because he's really, really immature.

Everything he did sounds like what goes on with the more annoying boys in my daughters' 8th grade class. If you don't have adolescent kids, you might not know that it's now ordinary for a boy to go up to some well-endowed girl and say, "If you'll send me a picture of your boobs, I'll send you one of my penis." Not condoned by the school authorities, mind you, but ordinary. Even my highly non-flirtatious, geeky daughter has been fed that line. She knows girls who go for it, too.

In 8th grade, this gets you suspended if you are caught.
In Congress, you apparently issue an abject apology and try to move on.

557 windsagio  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 2:22:28pm

re: #552 Alexzander

I really don't know, bast is slee[ping right now >

558 reloadingisnotahobby  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 2:22:44pm

re: #554 iossarian

...Thumb...or Nose??
/

559 Targetpractice  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 2:23:35pm

re: #556 elizajane

Because he's really, really immature.

Everything he did sounds like what goes on with the more annoying boys in my daughters' 8th grade class. If you don't have adolescent kids, you might not know that it's now ordinary for a boy to go up to some well-endowed girl and say, "If you'll send me a picture of your boobs, I'll send you one of my penis." Not condoned by the school authorities, mind you, but ordinary. Even my highly non-flirtatious, geeky daughter has been fed that line. She knows girls who go for it, too.

In 8th grade, this gets you suspended if you are caught.
In Congress, you apparently issue an abject apology and try to move on.

Weiner's one of the Gen Xer politicians, a sign of things to come. Trust me, it's all downhill from here.

560 ReamWorks SKG  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 2:23:37pm

They're covering this now on TMZ.com. He could have a good future doing Dancing With The Stars, etc.

561 ElCapitanAmerica  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 2:23:55pm

Meanwhile back in Conservapedia;

[Link: www.conservapedia.com...]

He is famous for riding from Boston to Lexington, Massachusetts with William Dawes on the night of April 18, 1775 ringing bells to warn the British that colonists would exercise their natural rights to both bear arms and use them in an effort secede from the United Kingdom in response to Big Government bullying and interfering with Colony's Rights. Coincidentally, this also served to warn the minutemen the British were coming.

562 Slumbering Behemoth Stinks  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 2:23:57pm

@Weiner...

Nice going, dumb ass. Now we're gonna hear the howler monkeys screaming "BREITBART WUZ RITE!!!11ty" from now until eternity. Fuck.

563 iossarian  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 2:24:13pm

re: #558 reloadingisnotahobby

...Thumb...or Nose??
/

Both.

"I'll give you five bucks if you let me put my finger in your belly button."

"That's not my belly button!"

etc.

564 Alexzander  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 2:24:17pm

re: #557 windsagio

I really don't know, bast is slee[ping right now >

Can you ask him when he wakes? She's an old friend of mine. Haven't spoken to her in years. She sold pictures way back in middleschool. Still does I believe.

565 BongCrodny  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 2:24:20pm

I was just reading the Wiki page on Weiner.

Maybe he is on the side of the angels, but he sure seems to be a bit of an asshole.

I don't think he should resign, but Weiner deserves all the jokes, snark and insults he's got coming to him.

His wife, however, does not.

566 Honorary Consul General  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 2:24:40pm

re: #560 reuven

They're covering this now on TMZ.com. He could have a good future doing Dancing With The Stars, etc.

Or make a movie and call it "Dances with Boner".

567 windsagio  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 2:24:56pm

re: #564 Alexzander

Malachi, then? Is she a furry? If so he most assuredly does. I'll totally ask tho' >

568 jaunte  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 2:25:04pm

re: #561 ElCapitanAmerica

Coincidentally!

569 iossarian  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 2:25:05pm

re: #564 Alexzander

Can you ask him when he wakes? She's an old friend of mine. Haven't spoken to her in years. She sold pictures way back in middleschool. Still does I believe.

LGF, the facebook of furry porn fetishists!

570 Killgore Trout  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 2:25:14pm

I don't see any reason to trust anything from Breitbart and I still don't He still hasn't admitted to publishing deceptively edited videos of ACORN and Sharrod. If I had to do this all over again I'd be just as skeptical. He was correct on this one but I still see no reason to trust anything that comes from him.

571 Varek Raith  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 2:25:16pm

re: #565 BongCrodny

I was just reading the Wiki page on Weiner.

Maybe he is on the side of the angels, but he sure seems to be a bit of an asshole.

I don't think he should resign, but Weiner deserves all the jokes, snark and insults he's got coming to him.

His wife, however, does not.

Heheheheheh, you said Wiener.
Image: small-bnb.gif

572 Four More Beers  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 2:25:24pm

When this story broke, I didn't believe it because Breitbart was behind it. I didn't believe it because it was so damned bizarre, I thought "How in the FUCK could that be true??!!"

573 makeitstop  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 2:25:24pm

re: #539 darthstar

I hope Rick Santorum enjoys the uninterrupted his announcement today will get in the evening news. "Really? A penis? My campaign announcement was pre-empted by a penis?"

Basically swapping one penis for another, no?

574 freetoken  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 2:25:25pm

What is wrong with assuming someone is innocent until proven, or in this case confessing, guilt?

Anyway, Bratfart will be more insufferable now than ever.

This does show the methodology of how rumor and smear machines work. Like previous stances of such organizations as the National Enquirer, gossip columns, etc, the method goes like this: throw out N accusations over time. M% of them will turn out to be true. Then, trumpet that M% and ignore the rest you got wrong.

That, btw, is how many so called "financial advisors" work. That's what gold bugs do too... only trumpet when they are correct.

575 Simply Sarah  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 2:25:30pm

re: #556 elizajane

Because he's really, really immature.

Everything he did sounds like what goes on with the more annoying boys in my daughters' 8th grade class. If you don't have adolescent kids, you might not know that it's now ordinary for a boy to go up to some well-endowed girl and say, "If you'll send me a picture of your boobs, I'll send you one of my penis." Not condoned by the school authorities, mind you, but ordinary. Even my highly non-flirtatious, geeky daughter has been fed that line. She knows girls who go for it, too.

In 8th grade, this gets you suspended if you are caught.
In Congress, you apparently issue an abject apology and try to move on.

Those girls simply aren't trying hard enough. A lot of guys will send the latter for nothing offered in return other than the fact that you're talking to them (And would be doing so anyway!).

576 ReamWorks SKG  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 2:25:33pm

re: #559 Targetpractice, Worst of Both Worlds

Weiner's one of the Gen Xer politicians, a sign of things to come. Trust me, it's all downhill from here.


That's an excellent point. With social networking, and the fact that things live on the Internet forever, in 15 years or so, nearly every candidate will have some less-than-flattering photos, postings, blog comments, etc, that someone will find.

577 b_Snark  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 2:25:52pm

re: #567 windsagio

Malachi, then? Is she a furry? If so he most assuredly does. I'll totally ask tho' >

Do furryies ever get Brazilians?

578 shutdown  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 2:26:04pm

Politicians. They all disappoint, no matter the stripe. I wish I could say I am surprised or disappointed, but I am neither. Merely further affirmed in my cynicism towards the political caste.

579 Achilles Tang  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 2:26:21pm

re: #531 ElCapitanAmerica

Less sex control than any of the other politicians who have actually had real physical sex with other women, often even fathering kids outside of marriage???

I think you are stupid.

580 Obdicut  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 2:26:34pm

re: #570 Killgore Trout

I don't see any reason to trust anything from Breitbart and I still don't He still hasn't admitted to publishing deceptively edited videos of ACORN and Sharrod. If I had to do this all over again I'd be just as skeptical. He was correct on this one but I still see no reason to trust anything that comes from him.

Yep. In the end:

Weiner has admitted his lies, and apologized.

Brietbart has never apologized for his much more harmful and damaging lies, which were not the result of stupidity or lust but of calculated attempts to destroy other people, with a heavy tinge of racism to boot.

581 Alexzander  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 2:26:37pm

re: #567 windsagio

Malachi, then? Is she a furry? If so he most assuredly does. I'll totally ask tho' >

Yeah she is. Malachi or Breezy or both. I assume its a pretty small community for the artists doing commission. If they do know each other it would kind of blow my mind.

582 Targetpractice  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 2:26:53pm

re: #570 Killgore Trout

I don't see any reason to trust anything from Breitbart and I still don't He still hasn't admitted to publishing deceptively edited videos of ACORN and Sharrod. If I had to do this all over again I'd be just as skeptical. He was correct on this one but I still see no reason to trust anything that comes from him.

Hell, that was one of the little parts of his rant at the podium earlier, that nobody could "prove" that he'd lied about anything up til now. The man truly believes his own press.

583 Varek Raith  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 2:27:03pm

re: #578 imp_62

Politicians. They all disappoint, no matter the stripe. I wish I could say I am surprised or disappointed, but I am neither. Merely further affirmed in my cynicism towards the political caste.

You can safely vote for me.
The only skeletons in my closet are BBQed Ewoks.

584 jaunte  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 2:27:03pm

re: #577 b_sharp

Do furryies ever get Brazilians?

[Link: en.wikifur.com...]

585 Simply Sarah  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 2:27:26pm

re: #576 reuven

That's an excellent point. With social networking, and the fact that things live on the Internet forever, in 15 years or so, nearly every candidate will have some less-than-flattering photos, postings, blog comments, etc, that someone will find.

I suppose then it will be a question of whether that means people will stop caring or if the only people that will be able to run for office will be Luddites.

586 Alexzander  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 2:27:46pm

re: #569 iossarian

LGF, the facebook of furry porn fetishists!

Nah I believe there actually are sites for that. Keep flexing your bigotry though!

587 windsagio  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 2:29:18pm

re: #581 Alexzander

He knows EVERYBODY in that culture (having said that, watch them not be accquainted :p)

I sent an IM tho' >

588 iossarian  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 2:29:18pm

re: #586 Alexzander

Nah I believe there actually are sites for that. Keep flexing your bigotry though!

Sorry, I meant it in a good-natured way! (As in, it's serendipitous that you could make a random connection like that on a blog.)

I have nothing against furry porn, or those who produce it.

589 Obdicut  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 2:29:47pm

re: #586 Alexzander

Nah I believe there actually are sites for that. Keep flexing your bigotry though!

I have a phobia related to the feeling of cloth on my teeth (and a lot of varieties on my fingernails) so furries are like kryptonite to me.

So are a lot of ordinary people wearing clothing, though.

590 The Questionable Timing of a Flea  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 2:30:06pm

re: #539 darthstar

I hope Rick Santorum enjoys the uninterrupted his announcement today will get in the evening news. "Really? A penis? My campaign announcement was pre-empted by a penis?"

Penises and assholes always precede Santorum, so we shouldn't be surprised that Weiner and Breitbart preempted Rick.

591 Varek Raith  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 2:31:12pm

re: #589 Obdicut

I have a phobia related to the feeling of cloth on my teeth (and a lot of varieties on my fingernails) so furries are like kryptonite to me.

So are a lot of ordinary people wearing clothing, though.

I don't like it when people use a broom to sweep the carpet.
The sound gets on my nerves like nothing else.

592 ElCapitanAmerica  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 2:31:17pm

re: #579 Naso Tang

I think you are stupid.

Are you in 3rd grade?

Look I disagree with what you posted, but your argument is reduced to calling me a "stupid head" well, I guess it makes no sense to keep talking to you.

593 Slumbering Behemoth Stinks  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 2:31:43pm

re: #589 Obdicut

I have a phobia related to the feeling of cloth on my teeth (and a lot of varieties on my fingernails) so furries are like kryptonite to me.

So are a lot of ordinary people wearing clothing, though.

Ah, so that's why you tolerate me. My habitual nakedness.

594 b_Snark  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 2:31:51pm

re: #584 jaunte

[Link: en.wikifur.com...]

Funny.

I meant this. NSFW

595 Four More Beers  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 2:32:10pm

re: #592 ElCapitanAmerica

Are you in 3rd grade?

Look I disagree with what you posted, but your argument is reduced to calling me a "stupid head" well, I guess it makes no sense to keep talking to you.

I guess "gay wad" is next."
//

596 Charles Johnson  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 2:33:04pm

So when is Andrew Breitbart going to apologize to Shirley Sherrod for trying to destroy her reputation with a fraudulent video?

597 windsagio  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 2:33:09pm

re: #589 Obdicut

its depressing to me that I know this, but furries and fursuiters aren't exactly the same.

One of the advantages(?) of being friends with those guys is I know way too much about the subculture.

Anybody got any questions?

598 Slumbering Behemoth Stinks  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 2:33:18pm

re: #594 b_sharp

I'm gonna go pet the lobster. BRB.

599 ReamWorks SKG  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 2:33:26pm

Ok! The TMZ Poll results (from [Link: www.tmz.com...] )(

Forgive Weiner
52% No
48% Yes

Weiner should resign

56% Yes
44% No

Weiner's wife

82% Dump him
18% Keep him

600 Four More Beers  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 2:33:37pm

re: #596 Charles

So when is Andrew Breitbart going to apologize to Shirley Sherrod for trying to destroy her reputation with a fraudulent video?

*crickets*

601 windsagio  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 2:33:52pm

re: #596 Charles

as he tries to herd the cats back on target.

Short answer: Never

Long answer: Are you insane?

602 b_Snark  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 2:33:54pm

re: #593 Slumbering Behemoth

Ah, so that's why you tolerate me. My habitual nakedness.

What is that?
That thing you left on the carpet.
Over there.

603 Targetpractice  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 2:34:03pm

re: #596 Charles

So when is Andrew Breitbart going to apologize to Shirley Sherrod for trying to destroy her reputation with a fraudulent video?

Probably after he agrees to it as part of the settlement to make the lawsuit go away.

604 Buck  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 2:34:05pm

re: #556 elizajane

In 8th grade it is called the distribution of child porn.

605 Obdicut  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 2:34:52pm

re: #597 windsagio

No, I know. I also have the "You're not really a pretty pretty fox, you're a dirty ape like me," reaction, but that's just me being a bit of a tightass.

I have friends who are into basically every variety of stuff on the spectrum. Even when I don't try to learn about stuff, I do.

Like why one couple I know buys clingwrap in bulk.*

*sounds creepier than it is.

606 Slumbering Behemoth Stinks  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 2:35:07pm

re: #599 reuven

Ok! The TMZ Poll results (from [Link: www.tmz.com...] )(

Forgive Weiner
52% No
48% Yes

Weiner should resign

56% Yes
44% No

Weiner's wife

82% Dump him
18% Keep him

Business

82% Mine
18% Not Mine

607 Decatur Deb  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 2:35:20pm

re: #599 reuven

Ok! The TMZ Poll results (from [Link: www.tmz.com...] )(

Forgive Weiner
52% No
48% Yes

Weiner should resign

56% Yes
44% No

Weiner's wife

82% Dump him
18% Keep him

I call bogus--5% percent are always 'Don't Know', 'No Opinion', or 'Huh?'.

608 Alexzander  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 2:35:33pm

re: #597 windsagio

its depressing to me that I know this, but furries and fursuiters aren't exactly the same.

One of the advantages(?) of being friends with those guys is I know way too much about the subculture.

Anybody got any questions?

That makes sense to me. I dont think my friend is a "fursuiter" in that case, but she definitely draws some explicit material. She was generally a really incredible artist and did a lot of other kinds of work.

609 b_Snark  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 2:36:02pm

re: #605 Obdicut

No, I know. I also have the "You're not really a pretty pretty fox, you're a dirty ape like me," reaction, but that's just me being a bit of a tightass.

I have friends who are into basically every variety of stuff on the spectrum. Even when I don't try to learn about stuff, I do.

Like why one couple I know buys clingwrap in bulk.*

*sounds creepier than it is.

Sigh.
I lead such a boring life.

610 Slumbering Behemoth Stinks  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 2:36:35pm

re: #604 Buck

What?!?

611 Varek Raith  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 2:36:48pm

re: #609 b_sharp

Sigh.
I lead such a boring life.

Put on a hazmat suit and go browse 4chan.
You'll be up to speed in no time.
///

612 b_Snark  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 2:36:51pm

re: #608 Alexzander

That makes sense to me. I dont think my friend is a "fursuiter" in that case, but she definitely draws some explicit material. She was generally a really incredible artist and did a lot of other kinds of work.

What's the difference between a fursuiter and a furry?

613 Achilles Tang  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 2:37:02pm

re: #579 Naso Tang

I think you are stupid.

I presume all those dinging this don't understand my point either, but can't express themselves any other way. So be it.

614 Obdicut  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 2:37:04pm

re: #609 b_sharp

Sigh.
I lead such a boring life.

Apparently, being boring is, in itself, kinky.

A friend of mine is a virgin at age twenty-five, and it's funny how many people treat him as a sexual deviant because of it.

615 ElCapitanAmerica  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 2:37:35pm

From BigGovt. the one of the ladies that gave Breitbart the pictures has an article;

I admired Rep. Anthony Weiner because I had seen a video of him standing up for the 9/11 responders. It was a rant, but he came across as someone very passionate, someone who cares about what he believes in. I didn’t know much more about him.

On April 20, I clicked on his Facebook page that I “liked” a video of Rep. Weiner addressing a gathering of construction workers in Washington, DC. I commented that it was “hot.” That’s the only way I came into contact with him at first.


....

I was contacted and asked to tell my story. I finally came forward last week because I saw on television that Rep. Weiner had hired an investigating firm to go through all of his files. I worried that there would be people looking at my pictures and messages. I was nervous, but decided that since my messages with Rep. Weiner were going to come out anyway, I wanted to tell my own story rather than have other people talking about me when they didn’t know anything.

I’m not on a crusade to “take him down.” I just acted to protect myself and my family.


...

At first I was skeptical that I was really talking to Rep. Weiner, so I asked him to take a picture of himself, which he did. Then I asked him to pick up the phone and call me. I had to hang up because of something that was happening on my end, but then I called back and heard a voice saying, “Congressman Anthony Weiner’s office,” so I hung up. He asked me if I was satisfied, and I guess I was–I didn’t pursue that any more.

I wonder how Breitbart got a hold of her though ...

616 windsagio  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 2:38:25pm

re: #612 b_sharp

One wears fursuits, the other just likes to envision themselves as animals.

re: #605 Obdicut


I actually totally agree with you, I'm just so used to being around it now lol. In my heart of hearts I think a lot of people into that are just really uncomfortable in their own skin (literally lol).

The people that its just a sex thing actually make more sense to me.

617 Slumbering Behemoth Stinks  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 2:38:45pm

re: #612 b_sharp

NO. Just, just stop it.

618 windsagio  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 2:38:57pm

re: #613 Naso Tang

one should always downding people complaining about being downdinged.

619 makeitstop  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 2:39:15pm

re: #615 ElCapitanAmerica

From BigGovt. the one of the ladies that gave Breitbart the pictures has an article;

I wonder how Breitbart got a hold of her though ...

Something is still weird about all of this.

620 b_Snark  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 2:39:45pm

re: #614 Obdicut

Apparently, being boring is, in itself, kinky.

A friend of mine is a virgin at age twenty-five, and it's funny how many people treat him as a sexual deviant because of it.

What's wrong with him?

You mean statements like that?

Anything that doesn't fit the norm must have something wrong with it, even if the norm is impossible to define.

Stupid monkey.

621 Stanghazi  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 2:39:54pm

WhitlockJason Jason Whitlock

RT @scottiemac13:

Am I the only1who thinks it's funny #weinergate breaks after BCS yanks USC 04 title? Wiener. Bush. Trojans. It writes itself

622 BongCrodny  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 2:40:14pm

Weiner got married less than a year ago.

That's a pretty short time for the magic to disappear.

You think he might have been, y'know, doing this on his honeymoon?

Huma: Anthony, come to bed.
Weiner: Just a sec. I'm finishing up something on the computer.

623 Honorary Consul General  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 2:41:02pm

re: #621 Stanley Sea

USC got their National Title yanked?

624 wrenchwench  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 2:41:04pm

re: #613 Naso Tang

I presume all those dinging this don't understand my point either, but can't express themselves any other way. So be it.

I think you're a frickin' idiot for asserting that actual sex would have been less bad than text and photos to persons who were never met in person.

Am I now permitted to downding you?

625 abolitionist  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 2:41:07pm

re: #596 Charles

So when is Andrew Breitbart going to apologize to Shirley Sherrod for trying to destroy her reputation with a fraudulent video?

When he can find a ghostwriter for Breitbart Exposed
and negotiate a big advance plus high royalties?

That was a trick question, huh?

626 Varek Raith  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 2:41:39pm

re: #617 Slumbering Behemoth

NO. Just, just stop it.

Image: catgirl_japan_1.jpg

627 b_Snark  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 2:41:51pm

re: #617 Slumbering Behemoth

NO. Just, just stop it.

Bleh.

You killjoy.

I think you're nothing but a weiner.

628 Achilles Tang  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 2:41:56pm

re: #510 Obdicut

Sure, you can say that it's stupid, if you want. I'm saying that the 'I might get caught' part can actually be part of the attraction, the motivation for doing it. I don't think he was operating under the assumption that he wouldn't get caught.

Good grief! Now that is getting into speculative territory that if true would say he is suicidally self destructive and HAS to resign.

629 Slumbering Behemoth Stinks  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 2:42:09pm

re: #626 Varek Raith

BURN IN HELL!!!
///

630 recusancy  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 2:42:11pm

re: #613 Naso Tang

I presume all those dinging this don't understand my point either, but can't express themselves any other way. So be it.

You're making the point that having physical sex with someone is just human frailty and forgivable while tweeting your junk to someone in the heat of the moment is stupid and way worse. Is that right?

631 Killgore Trout  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 2:42:24pm

re: #615 ElCapitanAmerica

From BigGovt. the one of the ladies that gave Breitbart the pictures has an article;


...


...

I wonder how Breitbart got a hold of her though ...

I wouldn't be surprised if money was involved. A lot of times tabloids will pay pretty well. The story goes to the highest bidder.

632 ElCapitanAmerica  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 2:42:37pm

re: #619 makeitstop

Something is still weird about all of this.

Yes, there's a missing piece. Why would anybody first contact Breitbart? Money? (Tabloids would pay more) Whistle blowing? (Why not a more reputable organization) Ideology?

The other thing is the coincidence of it, sitting on the pictures and he happened to tweet that pic. Very strange ...

633 b_Snark  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 2:42:53pm

re: #624 wrenchwench

I think you're a frickin' idiot for asserting that actual sex would have been less bad than text and photos to persons who were never met in person.

Am I now permitted to downding you?

But you don't understand.

634 Alexzander  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 2:43:08pm

I'm out to get some sun, its been strange/fun/sad/surreal.

635 Slumbering Behemoth Stinks  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 2:43:36pm

re: #627 b_sharp

I'd email you a pic, but I'm certain you'd be dissapointed.

636 b_Snark  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 2:43:40pm

re: #626 Varek Raith

Image: catgirl_japan_1.jpg

You are making me hungry.

637 Stanghazi  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 2:44:26pm

re: #623 Cannadian Club Akbar

USC got their National Title yanked?

Yep!

638 wrenchwench  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 2:44:38pm

re: #633 b_sharp

But you don't understand.

I got another one here for you, buddy...

639 makeitstop  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 2:44:56pm

re: #632 ElCapitanAmerica

Yes, there's a missing piece. Why would anybody first contact Breitbart? Money? (Tabloids would pay more) Whistle blowing? (Why not a more reputable organization) Ideology?

The other thing is the coincidence of it, sitting on the pictures and he happened to tweet that pic. Very strange ...

Maybe the woman in question chatted him up online to try and get just the type of response she got? I's definitely possible.

640 RadicalModerate  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 2:45:10pm

If Rep. Weiner comes completely clean with respect to what he did, this will within a fairly short period of time, other than the braying of Brietbart - who really should be focusing more on his upcoming defamation lawsuit - be no more than a political footnote. There has been nothing illegal that has taken place. Weiner's actions, outside of flirtatious texting and suggestive (but not obscene) pictures, doesn't even measure against the marital infidelity of the Ensigns, Vitters, Schwarzeneggers, or Edwards of recent times.

The saddest part about all this? Because of Weiner's loss of credibility, the completely credible case that he's made against Clarence Thomas' blatant conflicts of interest are likely going to be moved to the back burner, if not completely taken off the table for the forseeable future.

641 Honorary Consul General  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 2:45:41pm

re: #637 Stanley Sea

Yep!

Does the team have to give back the rings? I would think no. Did they lose amount of recruits they normally have?

642 b_Snark  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 2:46:23pm

re: #639 makeitstop

Maybe the woman in question chatted him up online to try and get just the type of response she got? I's definitely possible.

Let's steer away from conspiracy theories for a bit, K?

643 Obdicut  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 2:46:57pm

re: #628 Naso Tang

Good grief! Now that is getting into speculative territory that if true would say he is suicidally self destructive and HAS to resign.

Huh? I assume you're using the word 'suicidally' non-literally there, but I still have no idea what you mean.

Again: I have never called for anyone who cheated or had any other personal peccadilloes to resign. Sex is a powerful and tricky deal, and I don't feel it really engages with the same areas of judgement as the rest of the person.

For example, I know people who continually go out with people who are terrible for them. Doesn't affect how good they are at their jobs.

644 Daniel Ballard  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 2:47:41pm

re: #301 windsagio

well again for lying about it.

That's the thing I just can't get away from in this whole story.

She knew he was doing this, and married him anyways, and didn't try to get him to stop. It simply wasn't an important factor in their marriage.
In away his whole apology is weird in that sense.

Seems to me people assume marriages are staid vanilla nothing terribly exciting relationships. But many devoted couples entertain themselves with the safest "extramarital" sex there ever was-internet affairs. All the contact is digital, er broadband. Hmm, all these terms can be double entendres.

Maybe it's time for some people to stop assuming every wife or girlfriend will freak out over any porn bookmarks, phone sex, or sexting in a mans entire history or sex life. Kinda silly. If any of those people who dare to have a bit more fun than Ozzie & Harriet seemed to have are at all public figures, or worse-teachers, their privacy is all that protects them from public humiliation and career ending tabloid articles. Kinda immature for a society that mainstreamed porn as fast and VCR's could be produced, and embraced broadband to really make it common and often in a highly kinky way.

645 windsagio  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 2:48:12pm

re: #629 Slumbering Behemoth

I think if you'd seen what I've seen, your eyes would actually melt out of their sockets.

646 ReamWorks SKG  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 2:48:26pm

re: #607 Decatur Deb

You're doubting the scientific accuracy of a TMZ Poll?!?!?

647 recusancy  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 2:48:35pm

re: #628 Naso Tang

Good grief! Now that is getting into speculative territory that if true would say he is suicidally self destructive and HAS to resign.

So you're now saying that people who get off on taking risks are suicidal???

648 windsagio  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 2:48:49pm

re: #644 Rightwingconspirator

Seems to me people assume marriages are staid vanilla nothing terribly exciting relationships. But many devoted couples entertain themselves with the safest "extramarital" sex there ever was-internet affairs. All the contact is digital, er broadband. Hmm, all these terms can be double entendres.

Maybe it's time for some people to stop assuming every wife or girlfriend will freak out over any porn bookmarks, phone sex, or sexting in a mans entire history or sex life. Kinda silly. If any of those people who dare to have a bit more fun than Ozzie & Harriet seemed to have are at all public figures, or worse-teachers, their privacy is all that protects them from public humiliation and career ending tabloid articles. Kinda immature for a society that mainstreamed porn as fast and VCR's could be produced, and embraced broadband to really make it common and often in a highly kinky way.

Quoted because it deserves to be read twice.

649 Daniel Ballard  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 2:48:59pm

re: #596 Charles

So when is Andrew Breitbart going to apologize to Shirley Sherrod for trying to destroy her reputation with a fraudulent video?

As part of a large court judgement against him I hope.

650 Achilles Tang  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 2:49:09pm

re: #592 ElCapitanAmerica

Are you in 3rd grade?

Look I disagree with what you posted, but your argument is reduced to calling me a "stupid head" well, I guess it makes no sense to keep talking to you.

You are being an asshole, but at least one that engages with argument. You have insulted me with your first response, so don't give me any bullshit with this holier than thou attitude about insults, like your dingaling sycophants.

Having had an affair (you are the only one speculating about prostitute and children) is something that conceivably (I said maybe) could be left largely between the man and his spouse. We even have presidential candidates in that category.

What he did was blatant stupidity that show an utter lack of judgement and concern for his public position.

That is what I said and that is what I mean, and I am getting tired of this dingaling tendency by some who pretend to have an opinion and don't have the nerve to express it.

651 The Mongoose  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 2:49:16pm

LGF has always been very, very good at using Occam's Razor to get at the truth. The most plausible explanation for something is usually the right one. It's why conspiracy theorists from all sides of the spectrum (birthers, truthers, holocaust deniers, other assorted idiots) are roundly and justly mocked on these pages .

I think the ball got dropped a bit on the "simple = probable" front this time. It was certainly possible, though a bit odd-sounding, that Rep. Weiner's account was hacked by some vague unidentified hacker who did it so Andrew Breitbart could smear him. But once Weiner admitted it was a photo of him and other details began to emerge, some people kept believing what they wanted to believe instead of accepting that it was becoming increasingly obvious that Weiner was involved and no massive hacker conspiracy existed.

It was always highly possible that Rep Weiner is a cheater and a liar. There's lots of them out there, particularly in politics. Personally, I'll be taking this as a reminder that convoluted Machiavellian plots are just not that common in real life.

652 Slumbering Behemoth Stinks  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 2:49:25pm

re: #645 windsagio

I think if you'd seen what I've seen, your eyes would actually melt out of their sockets.

Maybe. Or, more likely, I'd point and laugh hysterically.

653 Hawaii69  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 2:49:52pm

re: #604 Buck

In 8th grade it is called the distribution of child porn.

I'd love to see someone try to procecute an 8th grader for "distribution of child porn" because he sent photos of his underwear clad boner to other 8th graders.

654 freetoken  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 2:49:58pm

re: #640 RadicalModerate

Agree. The wingnuts will trumpet this as something great, while at best it rises to the level of stupidity, and possibly OCD, on the part of Weiner.

Compared to the children fathered out of wedlock by other politicians, and compared to the political manipulations that go on in Washington, this current brouhaha with the NY representative doesn't seem too important.

But the vested interests will try to make it seem like the most important thing in the world, to distract the attention from what really matters.

655 Usually refered to as anyways  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 2:50:07pm

re: #424 Simply Sarah

I dunno. I think that males, at least, are, in fact, somewhat predisposed to having multiple mates.

If men represent 50% of the population, who is it exactly that are the mates?
Are the mates not also willing?

656 Obdicut  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 2:50:45pm

re: #644 Rightwingconspirator

Nicely said, dude. We're an incredibly pearl-clutching nation that produces and consumes giant amounts of porn.

How to fix that? I dunno. I think those who have said this is only going to become more common in the future are right, and maybe the scandalousness will simply drop away because it'll be so common.

657 Obdicut  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 2:50:55pm

re: #653 Hawaii69

I'd love to see someone try to procecute an 8th grader for "distribution of child porn" because he sent photos of his underwear clad boner to other 8th graders.

It happens. It really, really does.

658 Hawaii69  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 2:51:37pm

"Pizza delivery for I.C. Wiener".....

659 recusancy  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 2:51:54pm

re: #653 Hawaii69

I'd love to see someone try to procecute an 8th grader for "distribution of child porn" because he sent photos of his underwear clad boner to other 8th graders.

It's been done. The prosecution, that is.

660 Charles Johnson  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 2:52:11pm

re: #651 The Mongoose

And what you're missing in this analysis is that Andrew Breitbart has demonstrated many times over that he will distort, misrepresent, and deceive.

He simply did not, and does not, deserve the benefit of the doubt -- ever.

Yes, he was right this one time, and I have no trouble admitting it. But I will always believe one of Breitbart's smear targets first.

661 ReamWorks SKG  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 2:52:32pm

re: #657 Obdicut

It happens. It really, really does.

Here's a Wired piece about it

[Link: www.wired.com...]

662 Honorary Consul General  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 2:52:50pm

re: #653 Hawaii69

I'd love to see someone try to procecute an 8th grader for "distribution of child porn" because he sent photos of his underwear clad boner to other 8th graders.

Not child porn charges, but both underage.
[Link: www.wtsp.com...]

663 b_Snark  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 2:53:12pm

re: #650 Naso Tang

You are being an asshole, but at least one that engages with argument. You have insulted me with your first response, so don't give me any bullshit with this holier than thou attitude about insults, like your dingaling sycophants.

Having had an affair (you are the only one speculating about prostitute and children) is something that conceivably (I said maybe) could be left largely between the man and his spouse. We even have presidential candidates in that category.

What he did was blatant stupidity that show an utter lack of judgement and concern for his public position.

That is what I said and that is what I mean, and I am getting tired of this dingaling tendency by some who pretend to have an opinion and don't have the nerve to express it.

Dingaling.

Dingaling.

664 Obdicut  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 2:53:37pm

re: #651 The Mongoose

Occam's razor says that, in order to explain something, you shouldn't introduce unnecessary complexities.

It is not highly complex, especially with the yfrog security hole demonstrated, to say that a picture got uploaded in that way. It is also not especially complex to say that someone had pictures of Weiner and used them.

If it had been anyone other than Brietbart reporting on it at first, it might have been more credible, but when someone who is known for hoaxes and smears is reporting something, it is, in fact, Occams' Razor to assume it's another hoax and smear.

665 Decatur Deb  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 2:53:39pm

re: #655 ozbloke

If men represent 50% of the population, who is it exactly that are the mates?
Are the mates not also willing?

A similar question in the 1950s developed into the "Theory of the High-Speed Whore".

666 Stanghazi  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 2:53:43pm

re: #641 Cannadian Club Akbar

Does the team have to give back the rings? I would think no. Did they lose amount of recruits they normally have?

No idea about the rings. That would be horrible if they had to.

667 Hawaii69  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 2:55:37pm

re: #657 Obdicut

It happens. It really, really does.

I know it does. It's like these busy body assclowns who call the police
when they're asked to develop a roll of film containing photos of a naked
toddler taking a bubble bath.

In the end, the authorities usually end up looking ridiculous.

668 windsagio  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 2:55:54pm

re: #656 Obdicut

Nicely said, dude. We're an incredibly pearl-clutching nation that produces and consumes giant amounts of porn.

How to fix that? I dunno. I think those who have said this is only going to become more common in the future are right, and maybe the scandalousness will simply drop away because it'll be so common.

I think you're dead on.

It's largely a generational thing now, anyways. As the post sexual-revolution people start becoming the mainstream, things are definitely changing.

669 windsagio  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 2:56:21pm

re: #668 windsagio

With the aside that its generally the older, crustier types that have all the power in politics and the press and the voting block :D

670 RadicalModerate  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 2:56:36pm

CNN reporting that Nancy Pelosi is calling for a ethics investigation into the Anthony Wiener "sexting scandal", to discern whether he did any of this using government computers, or in any way abused his authority as a elected official.

671 b_Snark  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 2:57:18pm

re: #669 windsagio

With the aside that its generally the older, crustier types that have all the power in politics and the press and the voting block :D

It ain't pearls those fellows are clutching.

672 b_Snark  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 2:57:46pm

BBML

673 Daniel Ballard  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 2:58:04pm

re: #656 Obdicut
Someday I'd like to see a well known man caught out and his long term wife or girlfriend issue a statement at the presser along the lines of "It's only cheating if I object and I do not. Shut up and leave OUR sex life alone." ( I use the genders above just for convenience, this applies to any couple straight, gay or swinging)

674 Achilles Tang  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 2:58:18pm

re: #663 b_sharp

Dingaling.

Dingaling.

I know what you are. You don't need to keep repeating.

675 Targetpractice  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 2:58:29pm

re: #670 RadicalModerate

CNN reporting that Nancy Pelosi is calling for a ethics investigation into the Anthony Wiener "sexting scandal", to discern whether he did any of this using government computers, or in any way abused his authority as a elected official.

The hits just keep on coming.

676 Usually refered to as anyways  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 2:58:40pm

re: #665 Decatur Deb

A similar question in the 1950s developed into the "Theory of the High-Speed Whore".

Thanks Decatur,
I haven't heard of that, I will look it up.
I just don't think promiscuity is one sided.

677 The Mongoose  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 2:58:44pm

re: #660 Charles

I don't think Breitbart deserved anything from you other than perhaps a mention that he was right this time, which you've made. Intellectually honest.

Whatever lessons people want to learn from this episode are entirely up to them. Mine might be that just because a weasel says something is true doesn't make it false...especially when it involves another weasel.

678 Hawaii69  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 2:58:54pm

re: #661 reuven

Here's a Wired piece about it

[Link: www.wired.com...]


I think there's some double standard there. If it was teen girls in possesion of a male classmates "wiener like" photo, I doubt there would have been any charges

679 wrenchwench  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 2:59:42pm

Once again, we have two distinctly different penis-oriented conversations going on in two places on LGF.

680 Obdicut  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 3:00:00pm

re: #673 Rightwingconspirator

Yep. Hell, my wife, who's from Detroit, would blister the ears off of any reporter that ever asked her a question like that.

Maybe I should run, as the post-scandal candidate. I'll open with a press conference where I briefly go through my many skeletons, and then say the subject is closed.

681 RadicalModerate  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 3:00:15pm

By the way, has anything come of the repeated statements that Brietbart made that the recipient of his "sextings" was involved in a extramarital affair with Weiner?

And did I miss the apology that he made for this obvious lie?

682 Usually refered to as anyways  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 3:01:17pm

re: #680 Obdicut

Yep. Hell, my wife, who's from Detroit, would blister the ears off of any reporter that ever asked her a question like that.

Maybe I should run, as the post-scandal candidate. I'll open with a press conference where I briefly go through my many skeletons, and then say the subject is closed.

I think you should come clean here and now, you know we will support you.
But we will need photos.

683 Decatur Deb  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 3:01:31pm

re: #676 ozbloke

Thanks Decatur,
I haven't heard of that, I will look it up.
I just don't think promiscuity is one sided.

It's in some obscure novel, in which a soldier polls a hundred or so of his boastful buddies, to find that all of their wives, mothers and sisters are as driven snow.

684 ReamWorks SKG  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 3:01:45pm

re: #680 Obdicut

GWB had a DWI (at age 30!) that didn't seem to hurt him. He only admitted to it when confronted, though he had been candid about having problems with alcohol.

685 Decatur Deb  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 3:02:23pm

re: #679 wrenchwench

Once again, we have two distinctly different penis-oriented conversations going on in two places on LGF.

Bipenile.

686 The Mongoose  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 3:02:37pm

re: #681 RadicalModerate

I don't think you'll be seeing any apologies from Breitbart during the month-long victory tour he'll be throwing himself. He's going to be gloating, not apologizing.

687 wrenchwench  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 3:02:58pm

re: #685 Decatur Deb

Bipenile.

That sounds painful. Maybe.

688 Honorary Consul General  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 3:03:21pm

re: #684 reuven

GWB had a DWI (at age 30!) that didn't seem to hurt him. He only admitted to it when confronted, though he had been candid about having problems with alcohol.

I also remember a dust up from the media when he had a pic snapped of him drinking what they thought was a beer. Turned out to be NA beer.

689 The Mongoose  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 3:03:24pm

re: #685 Decatur Deb

Bipenile.

Shudder. That word just sounds unpleasant.

690 Achilles Tang  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 3:04:11pm

re: #618 windsagio

one should always downding people complaining about being downdinged.

I don't complain dumbass. I could care less about my love quotient anymore. I have been here for 5 or 6 years for debate and I use that feature sparingly, usually to acknowledge a post or sometimes to appreciate one, but if I disagree I will post, not act like some little kindergarten child giving demerits for someone pissing on the floor.

Grow up.

691 windsagio  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 3:04:19pm

re: #680 Obdicut

I want to see somebody do this so bad.

Even as a joke candidacy.

"Yeah, I did blow, and then I made the groupie fuck a red snapper. AND I'M RUNNING FOR PRESIDENT!"

692 makeitstop  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 3:04:44pm

re: #642 b_sharp

Let's steer away from conspiracy theories for a bit, K?

Oh, I'm glad to do that. I just posted what I did because the way things are going now, it would be possible for people to do that if they were so inclined.

693 Decatur Deb  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 3:05:08pm

re: #689 The Mongoose

Shudder. That word just sounds unpleasant.

Better than thinking LGF a penile colony.

694 Honorary Consul General  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 3:05:21pm

re: #691 windsagio

I want to see somebody do this so bad.

Even as a joke candidacy.

"Yeah, I did blow, and then I made the groupie fuck a red snapper. AND I'M RUNNING FOR PRESIDENT!"

Someone from Led Zeppelin is running for President?!?!?!?
///

695 Buck  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 3:05:29pm

re: #610 Slumbering Behemoth

What?!?

Are you really too lazy to read the post I was replying?

696 Slumbering Behemoth Stinks  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 3:05:45pm

re: #687 wrenchwench

I was looking through one of those freak books at a book store in SF when I flipped the page and saw a picture of a surgically bifurcated penis. All I could think was "Why?"

697 Slumbering Behemoth Stinks  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 3:06:43pm

re: #695 Buck

I read it. You make no sense.

698 ReamWorks SKG  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 3:06:47pm

re: #696 Slumbering Behemoth

They're fine with that in SF because it's "tribal" and Jews don't do it.

699 freetoken  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 3:06:55pm

"Immediate gratification".

No, I'm not talking about sexting... well, maybe.

That phrase is used in the new Apple video about OSX 10.7 (Lion).

They want to give their customers "immediate gratification" through Lion.

Our culture is obsessed with immediate gratification.

Bratfart is obsessed with others getting their immediate gratification.

What hath capitalists wrought?

700 wrenchwench  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 3:07:36pm

re: #696 Slumbering Behemoth

I was looking through one of those freak books at a book store in SF when I flipped the page and saw a picture of a surgically bifurcated penis. All I could think was "Why?"

Same thought I had after reading that comment. I should stopped after "I was looking through one of those freak books at a book store in SF..."

701 Obdicut  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 3:07:48pm

re: #682 ozbloke

I've fought, fucked, smoked, drank, toked, shroomed, trespassed, buildered, illegally entered another country, and illegally returned to this one. I've got friends that are illegal immigrants, gay, bi, furry, who have done porn, who have been drug dealers and criminals. I have a slough of ex-girlfriends ready to say I'm a shitheel. I illegally broke a lease twelve years ago. I've had sex in a police station and returned a video a year late.

And every Christmas, in a very, very strange tradition, my brothers and I sneak onto our neighbor's land to cut down our Christmas tree.

702 windsagio  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 3:08:32pm

re: #694 Cannadian Club Akbar

Wait, damn... aren't they foreigners? (and yay for catching the reference!)

703 Obdicut  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 3:08:35pm

re: #691 windsagio

I've tried cocaine but I don't like it. I think that's one better than "but I didn't inhale".

My exact reaction was, "How much money did I just fucking waste on this shit?"

704 reine.de.tout  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 3:09:01pm

Perspective:

1974, Wilbur Mills, Fanne Fox, and the DC Tidal Basin.

Politicians have been up to all sorts of shenanigans since forever.

705 wrenchwench  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 3:09:31pm

re: #698 reuven

They're fine with that in SF because it's "tribal" and Jews don't do it.

Oh no! The two conversations meet!

706 windsagio  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 3:09:38pm

re: #703 Obdicut

Man don't get me started. The best say NO to drugs message is, "And it cost HOW much?"

707 windsagio  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 3:10:02pm

re: #705 wrenchwench

EVERYBODY HIDE!

708 Honorary Consul General  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 3:10:05pm

re: #703 Obdicut

I've tried cocaine but I don't like it. I think that's one better than "but I didn't inhale".

My exact reaction was, "How much money did I just fucking waste on this shit?"

At least you had ALL NIGHT to think about it.:)

709 William of Orange  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 3:10:14pm

Damn. That's a shocka!

710 Obdicut  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 3:10:36pm

re: #708 Cannadian Club Akbar

At least you had ALL NIGHT to think about it.:)

It was like the crappiest carafe of coffee ever. I was so pissed off.

711 Honorary Consul General  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 3:10:41pm

re: #705 wrenchwench

Oh no! The two conversations meet!

You never cross the streams.

712 Slumbering Behemoth Stinks  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 3:11:28pm

re: #700 wrenchwench

And this was back in the 80's when I saw that. Nothing new under the sun, I guess.

713 wrenchwench  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 3:11:29pm

re: #704 reine.de.tout

Perspective:

1974, Wilbur Mills, Fanne Fox, and the DC Tidal Basin.

Politicians have been up to all sorts of shenanigans since forever.

From your link:

born Annabelle Battistella on February 14

She did NOT need to change her name!

714 Daniel Ballard  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 3:12:01pm

re: #680 Obdicut

I listened to an interview with this woman who wrote a book that was all about her affairs as a mistress for wealthy men. It turned out to be popular with women, wives who were helped to understand. She has a concept, advice for women in this case. Negotiated infidelity is not necessarily permission to cat around, but can be as simple as an understanding attitude about porn and strip clubs.

Add the fact that in the post viagra era, mens sex drives are often (sometimes?) literally outlasting their post menopausal wives. The next sexual revolution (not a fan of that overused overblown term) is underway.

715 Stanghazi  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 3:12:17pm

Sex in a police station? Good one!

716 wrenchwench  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 3:12:18pm

re: #712 Slumbering Behemoth

And this was back in the 80's when I saw that. Nothing new under the sun, I guess.

It just wasn't on the internet in the 80's.

717 Usually refered to as anyways  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 3:12:25pm

re: #701 Obdicut

I've fought, fucked, smoked, drank, toked, shroomed, trespassed, buildered, illegally entered another country, and illegally returned to this one. I've got friends that are illegal immigrants, gay, bi, furry, who have done porn, who have been drug dealers and criminals. I have a slough of ex-girlfriends ready to say I'm a shitheel. I illegally broke a lease twelve years ago. I've had sex in a police station and returned a video a year late.

And every Christmas, in a very, very strange tradition, my brothers and I sneak onto our neighbor's land to cut down our Christmas tree.

You were in my gang?
Are you Salami Sil?

718 freetoken  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 3:12:36pm

Speaking of Lion, I'm not very happy about where Apple is taking the UI experience.

I for one do not believe, do not want, a desktop machine to work like a mobile machine.

Pricing and convenience - Lion is a great package. UI? ... ugh...

719 Montaigne's Cat  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 3:12:43pm

Remembering how Lloyd Bentsen put down Dan Quayle ... I don't know who the recipient of the emails is, but she is not Marilyn Monroe, proving Weiner is no JFK.

720 Decatur Deb  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 3:13:50pm

re: #696 Slumbering Behemoth

I was looking through one of those freak books at a book store in SF when I flipped the page and saw a picture of a surgically bifurcated penis. All I could think was "Why?"

Something like it occurs as a norm in a few tribes. Has an impact on fertility. Will check, if I remember the term.

721 hugh59  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 3:13:56pm

re: #312 Obdicut

I think those allegations were included in the sealed portion of their divorce (or child custody) proceedings. Mrs. Ryan later disavowed the allegation and blamed her lawyers. That sometimes happens in heated divorce cases...which is why the records are often sealed.

So, we really don't know what happened between Mr. and Mrs. Ryan. We do know that the Illinois Republican Party did not want Mr. Ryan as their candidate (even before the divorce records were unsealed) and were eager to find a way to get rid of him. They got their wish and the candidate who took Ryan's place made a fool of the Illinois GOP.

722 Daniel Ballard  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 3:14:12pm

re: #691 windsagio

I want to see somebody do this so bad.

Even as a joke candidacy.

"Yeah, I did blow, and then I made the groupie fuck a red snapper. AND I'M RUNNING FOR PRESIDENT!"

Hella funny!
See what happens when yous start with petting a lobster?

723 Obdicut  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 3:14:13pm

re: #717 ozbloke

You were in my gang?
Are you Salami Sil?

No, but I'd like to meet him.

724 freetoken  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 3:14:43pm

re: #714 Rightwingconspirator

In the good old days men, if they weren't peasants, would just find themselves additional wives, concubines, and/or official mistresses. Peasants of course couldn't afford such things, but when we're talking about politicians we've already sorted those kind out.

725 Ojoe  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 3:15:56pm

Water drippin' up the spout
Don't stop now
Let it all hang out


—Roger Miller

726 Buck  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 3:17:53pm

re: #697 Slumbering Behemoth

I read it. You make no sense.

Really? Hawaii69 got it right away....

elizajane talks about kids in grade 8 sending pictures of their genitalia and sending it to others.

elizajane says "In 8th grade, this gets you suspended if you are caught."

I say "In 8th grade it is called the distribution of child porn."

Which part didn't make sense to you?

727 Obdicut  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 3:18:06pm

Heh. A twitter I just caught:

What have we learned? Anthony Weiner is longer than the #GOP's jobs bill.

728 hugh59  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 3:18:10pm

Weiner did the smart thing today by admitting everything. He is leaving the press no place to go. There may be more of the same out there, but it won't be newsworthy because he has already admitted to it. Okay, if they find there was a 7th woman, they could say he did not come completely clean...but we will all be too bored with the scandal to care anymore.

Wasn't there a movie of a Tom Clancy book where the hero, Jack Ryan, tells the president to admit to the worst possible interpretation of an embarrassing situation in order to kill the story? I think it was CLEAR AND PRESENT DANGER. "If they ask if the man was a friend, say that he was 'a life long friend.' Leave them no place to go."

729 freetoken  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 3:18:13pm

E.g., Apple has for years refused to acknowledge that the opposable thumb is a much more capable manipulating device than moving two fingers. These three and two finger gestures are not an improvement on speed or accuracy over my thumb controlling a thumball.

730 windsagio  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 3:19:08pm

re: #727 Obdicut

*instant rimshot*

That's pretty brilliant >

731 Ojoe  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 3:19:50pm

"Mr. President, where can I get a job?"

— Firesign Theater

732 Decatur Deb  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 3:20:35pm

re: #720 Decatur Deb

Something like it occurs as a norm in a few tribes. Has an impact on fertility. Will check, if I remember the term.

Got it. Subincision:

[Link: www.google.com...]

733 Honorary Consul General  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 3:21:21pm

re: #728 hugh59

Saw that movie Saturday. What did I learn? A bad guy fires 20 shots with an AK-47 but only 2 ricochet near the main character.

734 blueraven  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 3:21:33pm

re: #731 Ojoe

"Mr. President, where can I get a job?"

— Firesign Theater

Mr Boehner, where are the jobs?

735 wrenchwench  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 3:22:21pm

re: #732 Decatur Deb

Got it. Subincision:

[Link: www.google.com...]

You could drop that into the other conversation -- and then RUN!

736 Ojoe  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 3:22:30pm

Stop electing morons.

737 Honorary Consul General  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 3:23:08pm

re: #732 Decatur Deb

Got it. Subincision:

[Link: www.google.com...]

And a great name for a band.

738 Ojoe  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 3:23:13pm

re: #734 blueraven

Half of them are at McDonalds.

At there's a food supply to flip.

739 Ojoe  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 3:23:30pm

At least...

740 hugh59  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 3:23:59pm

re: #733 Cannadian Club Akbar

Gosh, it must be great to be a movie hero.

741 blueraven  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 3:24:58pm

re: #738 Ojoe

Half of them are at McDonalds.

At there's a food supply to flip.

Maybe we should cut the minimum wage, so there will be more such jobs...and get rid of the child labor laws while we're at it.

/

742 Decatur Deb  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 3:25:05pm

re: #735 wrenchwench

You could drop that into the other conversation -- and then RUN!

You have no idea how much it has enriched my life to have learned that 40 years ago.

743 hugh59  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 3:25:40pm

re: #721 hugh59

I think those allegations were included in the sealed portion of their divorce (or child custody) proceedings. Mrs. Ryan later disavowed the allegation and blamed her lawyers. That sometimes happens in heated divorce cases...which is why the records are often sealed.

So, we really don't know what happened between Mr. and Mrs. Ryan. We do know that the Illinois Republican Party did not want Mr. Ryan as their candidate (even before the divorce records were unsealed) and were eager to find a way to get rid of him. They got their wish and the candidate who took Ryan's place made a fool of the Illinois GOP.

I may be wrong about the wife disavowing the allegation. But she joined her husband in requesting that the allegation remain sealed.

744 Ojoe  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 3:25:55pm

re: #741 blueraven

We'd all be as happy as a bird with a french fry.


BBL

745 Amory Blaine  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 3:26:55pm

Weiner isn't a part of the "moral majority". He has little reason to apologize.

746 Daniel Ballard  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 3:27:10pm

re: #710 Obdicut

When I was in my late teens (long before viagra) a twenty something gal pal told me the most ironic thing. Cocaine was for the girls. Cocaine (like excess booze) for men was really an early life exploration in embarrassing erectile dysfunction. I wonder how much money and grief she saved me?

747 webevintage  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 3:27:55pm

wow.

that's all I got.
and man was I wrong....

748 theheat  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 3:28:32pm

I didn't really jump into the earlier days' stuff about this, because I figured he did it. I know people's accounts get hacked all the time - for real - but it seemed odd a guy would have a crotch shot even available to hack, whether he sent it himself or not.

So he sent it. And he's a douche. He's a lying douche, just like the rest of the lying douche politicians. And Breitbart is still an even bigger douche. Being right about this doesn't reduce his douchetasticness one iota.

Weiner may soon be a divorced douche, to boot. Or be walking around with a black eye like Ben Affleck after his reported extramarital soiree...

749 albusteve  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 3:29:01pm

aha!...of all people Pelosi is piling on the Weiner gig...she wants an ethics investigation...makes me wonder why she protected Charlie Rangle for a few years

[Link: www.slate.com...]

750 freetoken  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 3:29:35pm

re: #745 Amory Blaine

IMO the only people who have a claim to moral objections to Weiner's action are his wife and the female recipient. Otherwise, it's no one else's business.

Bratfart is just capitalizing on the market for prurient material.

751 albusteve  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 3:29:59pm

re: #745 Amory Blaine

Weiner isn't a part of the "moral majority". He has little reason to apologize.

pretty partisan of you...do all your principles revolve around being a liberal?

752 Montaigne's Cat  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 3:31:18pm

This has to have been the sorriest excuse for a scandal ever ... I am reminded of a Roches song:

it was a big nuthin'
I guess I just never knew how
big nuthin' could be
753 Amory Blaine  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 3:31:23pm

re: #751 albusteve

pretty partisan of you...do all your principles revolve around being a liberal?

Yeah they do. I'm a liberal.

754 abolitionist  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 3:31:42pm

re: #745 Amory Blaine

Weiner isn't a part of the "moral majority". He has little reason to apologize.

He lied. That's reason enough to apologize.

755 Daniel Ballard  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 3:32:57pm

re: #194 Killgore Trout

Well, on the bright side he is indeed well hung. Congratulations.

That's gonna be fun to see in the top 10.

756 albusteve  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 3:34:22pm

re: #753 Amory Blaine

Yeah they do. I'm a liberal.

are you some sort of bot?
don't answer

757 ThisisMatt  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 3:34:23pm

I think that admitting that Breitbart got it right this time is enough as long as the apologetic standard that you live by here is the same you accept from others in your line of work over similar issues.

Moderation is the hardest thing to measure. We may be able to imagine the depths of depravity, but never the potential of virtue.

758 Amory Blaine  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 3:34:24pm

re: #754 abolitionist

He lied. That's reason enough to apologize.

He should have never lied. Especially about some stupid pictures.

759 Amory Blaine  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 3:34:46pm

re: #756 albusteve

are you some sort of bot?
don't answer

Go fuck yourself.

760 albusteve  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 3:35:38pm

re: #759 Amory Blaine

Go fuck yourself.

bot?
bot?
what's the matter with you?
why so angry?....is that a liberal trait too?

761 RadicalModerate  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 3:36:42pm

re: #701 Obdicut

I've fought, fucked, smoked, drank, toked, shroomed, trespassed, buildered, illegally entered another country, and illegally returned to this one. I've got friends that are illegal immigrants, gay, bi, furry, who have done porn, who have been drug dealers and criminals. I have a slough of ex-girlfriends ready to say I'm a shitheel. I illegally broke a lease twelve years ago. I've had sex in a police station and returned a video a year late.

And every Christmas, in a very, very strange tradition, my brothers and I sneak onto our neighbor's land to cut down our Christmas tree.

Outside of the Christmas tree and having friends who have done porn (at least to my knowledge), I can pretty much say the same. (disclaimer: as can just about anyone who frequented science fiction conventions during the 1980s.)

/as for my watching porn of most of the above.... "no comment."

762 Amory Blaine  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 3:37:04pm

Who's angry? I think you're an asshole. So go fuck yourself.

763 albusteve  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 3:38:46pm

re: #762 Amory Blaine

Who's angry? I think you're an asshole. So go fuck yourself.

maybe I am...but have you no reserve?...is that a liberal trait too? or is thin skin the trait?
LOL!

764 theheat  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 3:38:55pm

re: #701 Obdicut

And every Christmas, in a very, very strange tradition, my brothers and I sneak onto our neighbor's land to cut down our Christmas tree.

My brother, sister, and I have done that since I can remember. But we go on a large national forestry corporation's web site to do it. We'd get all tanked up, bundle up in warm clothes, grab whatever kind of saws looked appropriate, and then sneak in like ninja team tree cutters.

The trees were always way too big, and at least one of us had leaky boots and nearly got frostbite. Every time. But it was good times.

765 theheat  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 3:39:50pm

re: #764 theheat

PIMF large coporpations web site, no, their actual forest. All kinds of no tresspassing and danger danger signs.

766 Obdicut  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 3:40:29pm

re: #764 theheat

Our neighbor illegally built a pond and the uncontrolled runoff from it did a lot of damage on our property, washed out some nice crawdad habitats. He was in tight with the town planning board so he never got dinged for it beyond having to pay for some flood control stuff on it.

So it's a bit of getting our own back.

767 Amory Blaine  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 3:40:41pm

re: #763 albusteve

maybe I am...but have you no reserve?...is that a liberal trait too? or is thin skin the trait?
LOL!

Reserve from what? This is a fucking blog page. Pinning your hopes on Weiners downfall?

768 albusteve  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 3:42:46pm

re: #767 Amory Blaine

Reserve from what? This is a fucking blog page. Pinning your hopes on Weiners downfall?

not at all if you followed...but when you post something as perfectly stupid as your #745 you might consider some reaction...
I give it a 9.5....you lost on style

769 sod  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 3:42:52pm

The thing about this story is that it highlights an element that's present in every story and every issue:

Each side is so damn sure they're right all the time.

770 Amory Blaine  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 3:43:00pm

re: #763 albusteve

maybe I am...but have you no reserve?...is that a liberal trait too? or is thin skin the trait?
LOL!

So you call me a bot for being partisan, then you attack me with a partisan snipe.

771 albusteve  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 3:43:34pm

re: #770 Amory Blaine

So you call me a bot for being partisan, then you attack me with a partisan snipe.

you deserve it...botster

772 Shiplord Kirel  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 3:43:57pm

Weiner, you slime-mold perv, resign now and never show your sleazy face in public again.
You have betrayed your office, your family, and your party. Worst of all, you have provided otherwise non-existent credibility to your fellow slime Andrew Breitbart. The repercussions could be enormous as Blight-bark's influence on the right grows by leaps and bounds.

773 Buck  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 3:46:54pm

re: #772 Shiplord Kirel

I might consider cutting down on the coffee intake... way down.

774 Charles Johnson  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 3:48:06pm

re: #772 Shiplord Kirel

I'm not happy with Weiner, either.

But Breitbart's influence on the right is already overwhelming. I don't think this will increase it any more.

775 Mad Prophet Ludwig  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 3:50:20pm

For the record, I honestly thought that Weiner was innocent.

I'm deeply saddened that an effective voice against right wing lunacy allowed himself to be so careless and foolish in today's media environment.

As to any sort of apologizing to Breitbart... please....

He publicly and maliciously defames people for a living. He lied about Acorn. He lied about Sherrod. He has no credibility as an honest anything.

No sane person would take Breitbart at his word for anything.

776 Decatur Deb  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 3:51:59pm

re: #773 Buck

I might consider cutting down on the coffee intake... way down.

Nah--that's kind of bland. Here's a snark master I just captured from another blog's comments on James Carville:

AngryWhiteDoofus

America, I’m scared of this radical islamo fascist Manchurian socialist that’s commandeered the White House. Who is this Barack Hussein Obama foreigner and what’s he stand for besides income redistribution, George Soros, and tantra sex? Who knows when B. Hussein Obama is gonna unleash his legion of militant lesbian transvestites upon us? When it happens we’re all gonna be doing the downward dog in bondage straps while Janet Reno and her goons are nibblin’ foie gras off our bare derrieres! America, I’m scared that the Mexican narcos and Arizonan she-males are in cahoots with the ChiComms to annex the American southwest and turn it into a land of menopause, Roman Polanskis and labradoodles. Before you know it, we’re all gonna be hablando mexicano, eatin’ piñatas and worshippin’ cinco de mayo! Comprende amigos?
I’m scared that B. Hussein Obama and his Keynesian comrades – Fidel Castro, Chairman Mao and Jane Fonda, want to impose an illegal alien hot gay porn abortion ideology on us. Step one – his army of angry butch feminist trial lawyers mandates that all non-homosexual males sleep with Jeff Striker blow up dolls! Step two – castrating all of us not thereafter converted to anal beads, San Francisco bathhouses, and Barney Frank! America, I’m scared that the only chance we’ve got, Sarah Palin, is being demonized by the left wing media elites. They hate her ’cause she’s for truth, ammo, t.v. and cheez-its. Sarah’s the only thing standing between us and the libs theology of tofu burgers, bare backin’ on the down low and welfare queens.!
America, I’m scared that we’re on the road to Obamastan where there’s no room for Jesus, only Kwanzaa, Ramadan, MSNBC, and pre-op trannys. These lib constitution haters won’t stop until their new world order of diplomacy, sudoku and hermaphrodites has turned us into a nation of chardonnay sippin’ castrati! It’s time to stand up America! It’s time to stand up to their global warmin‘, Fire Island and hippies! It’s not too late to avoid a future of Kabbalah, gender identity studies and suckling’ organic soy milk from Al Gore’s breasts!

777 BongCrodny  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 3:53:00pm

re: #658 Hawaii69

"Pizza delivery for I.C. Wiener"...


Does the I.C. stand for "I Confess"?

778 Buck  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 3:53:10pm

re: #776 Decatur Deb

Well I don't know that person, but I know if I did, I would want to let them know that prozac could clear that right up.

779 Decatur Deb  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 3:53:45pm

re: #778 Buck

Well I don't know that person, but I know if I did, I would want to let them know that prozac could clear that right up.

If only it were in verse...

780 bucephalas  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 3:57:54pm

re: #776 Decatur Deb
Wow, that's cool! I like the Fire Island reference, I'm going there for vacation with the family in a month.

781 Eclectic Infidel  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 3:58:42pm

How utterly pathetic of Weiner. Sure give him some points for coming clean but really, how juvenile.

782 Decatur Deb  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 3:59:06pm

re: #780 bucephalas

Wow, that's cool! I like the Fire Island reference, I'm going there for vacation with the family in a month.

He pretty much covered the waterfront.

783 wee fury  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 3:59:31pm

I am sick and tired of politicians who lie. I am sick and tired of politicians who behave like they are 14 years old. I am sick and tired of politicians who cannot take responsibility for their actions. I am sick and tired of politicians who cheat.
In essence -- I am sick and tired of politicians.

784 bucephalas  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 4:02:20pm

re: #774 Charles

Yet again another politician shows why politicians are viewed as somewhere between leeches and pond scum on the food chain.

785 Buck  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 4:02:28pm

Funny how there is no mention of GOP Congressman Christopher Lee.

He did almost the same thing (without the huge lying) and still resigned.

How about that.

786 Obdicut  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 4:10:51pm

re: #785 Buck

Funny how there is no mention of GOP Congressman Christopher Lee.

He did almost the same thing (without the huge lying) and still resigned.

How about that.

How was it about the same thing?

787 funky chicken  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 4:18:13pm

re: #415 ElCapitanAmerica

To me this was a bit obvious when he wouldn't say with certainty that was his weiner.

I am surprised he was stupid enough to post it on his tweeter feed by accident.

Sigh. Providing me another opportunity to exhort my teenagers to NEVER, EVER take pics of themselves half dressed or naked, even if it's a joke. My son said, "are you kidding me? You're gonna talk about this again?" Well, apparently even smart, successful people don't know any better. As a mother I at least have to tell them, over, and over, and over.

Jeez, there's even a kid on T-Mobile commercials that promised to never use her cell phone to bring shame on her family or something.

788 Achilles Tang  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 4:23:28pm

re: #624 wrenchwench

I think you're a frickin' idiot for asserting that actual sex would have been less bad than text and photos to persons who were never met in person.

Am I now permitted to downding you?

Suit yourself, since you think it makes a point. You obviously haven't read a word I said, and you are obviously a conservative prude who judges people not by how smart they are but how they conflict with your view of morality.

789 What, me worry?  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 4:23:31pm

Weiner is scum of the lowest order. Well John Edwards is lower. He is pretty much wallowing around with Schwarzenegger.

This is a terrible blow. First and foremost, the humiliation of his family, but beyond that, the women and their families that he dragged through this and they are young enough (from what I understand college women) to not have all their brains together about it - a big politician showing them attention. All of us who believed him and wanted to support him. And on top of everything, giving that pig Breitbart fuel to burn.

The man's a liar and I don't know how his career will survive this.

790 funky chicken  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 4:23:51pm

re: #785 Buck

[Link: abcnews.go.com...]

Well, was Weiner trying to date these women, or is he just into kinda raunchy humor?

Was Rep. Lee a social, religious conservative "family values" guy?

He probably didn't need to resign if not...but both are boneheads, apparently.

791 Obdicut  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 4:24:40pm

re: #788 Naso Tang

How do you get to 'prude'?

792 funky chicken  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 4:29:13pm

re: #622 BongCrodny

Weiner got married less than a year ago.

That's a pretty short time for the magic to disappear.

You think he might have been, y'know, doing this on his honeymoon?

Huma: Anthony, come to bed.
Weiner: Just a sec. I'm finishing up something on the computer.

This seems more like stupid frat-boy style raunchy "humor" than actual attempts at establishing extramarital relationships. It's definitely dumb, dumb, dumb...but the marriage may have had no trouble, up until now anyway.

793 b_Snark  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 4:32:23pm

re: #674 Naso Tang

I know what you are. You don't need to keep repeating.

If someone is having trouble understanding your point, or even if they do understand it but you believe they don't, the onus is on you to at least attempt to be clearer. It is not fair, and certainly uncalled for to tell the listener/reader he is stupid. Additionally, calling people who recognize this, sycophants and ding-a-lings is a great way of showing your basic misunderstanding of your own responsibilities.

794 b_Snark  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 4:35:25pm

re: #685 Decatur Deb

Bipenile.

SHARK!

795 b_Snark  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 4:38:47pm

re: #701 Obdicut

I've fought, fucked, smoked, drank, toked, shroomed, trespassed, buildered, illegally entered another country, and illegally returned to this one. I've got friends that are illegal immigrants, gay, bi, furry, who have done porn, who have been drug dealers and criminals. I have a slough of ex-girlfriends ready to say I'm a shitheel. I illegally broke a lease twelve years ago. I've had sex in a police station and returned a video a year late.

And every Christmas, in a very, very strange tradition, my brothers and I sneak onto our neighbor's land to cut down our Christmas tree.

See you in Hell.

796 funky chicken  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 4:43:32pm

re: #696 Slumbering Behemoth

I was looking through one of those freak books at a book store in SF when I flipped the page and saw a picture of a surgically bifurcated penis. All I could think was "Why?"

Wait. What? People have done that to themselves? For real? Shudder.

797 What, me worry?  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 4:44:38pm

re: #785 Buck

Funny how there is no mention of GOP Congressman Christopher Lee.

He did almost the same thing (without the huge lying) and still resigned.

How about that.

Lee owned up to it immediately, the same day, if I recall. I think if Weiner had at least done that, it wouldn't have been as bad, but who knows.

And you don't send sex photos, particularly of an erection without having phone sex or internet sex. He was carrying on with these women even if they never met.

798 What, me worry?  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 4:45:11pm

re: #796 funky chicken

Wait. What? People have done that to themselves? For real? Shudder.

I used to hang out at a nude beach. Men do all kinds of bizarre things to their dangly parts.

799 Stanghazi  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 4:48:29pm

Rep. Lee was about to be tied to transvestities. He got out quick to save further embarrassment.

800 Archangelus  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 4:51:01pm

re: #658 Hawaii69

"Pizza delivery for I.C. Wiener"...

"If that's his pizza then I'm Icy whatever!"
/Zoidberg

Sorry, couldn't resist... ;)

More on point: Meh. The scope this whole mess got ridiculous IMO. Hope Weiner learned his lesson (by which i mean both avoiding doing such things if possible; and if not and if caught, just plain come out and say "yeah, i did it. Broke no laws. End of discussion").

In related news, Breitbart remains a gigantic pile of egotistical *Censored*.

801 b_Snark  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 4:51:02pm

re: #798 marjoriemoon

I used to hang out at a nude beach. Men do all kinds of bizarre things to their dangly parts.

Dangly bits are fun to play with.

So are non-dangly bits.

802 Shiplord Kirel  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 4:58:24pm

re: #773 Buck

I might consider cutting down on the coffee intake... way down.

Spare me the lame insults. You might consider spelling out what you think is wrong with my post.

803 palomino  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 5:00:08pm

re: #763 albusteve

maybe I am...but have you no reserve?...is that a liberal trait too? or is thin skin the trait?
LOL!

Thin skin a liberal trait? Take a look at Palin and her fanatical worshipers.

804 simoom  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 5:05:29pm

re: #615 ElCapitanAmerica

From BigGovt. the one of the ladies that gave Breitbart the pictures has an article;

...

I wonder how Breitbart got a hold of her though ...

Hmm. If you go through some of Breitbarts other postings from this morning there's stuff like this:

A new woman has come forward with what she claims are photographs, chats, and emails with Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-NY). These appear to undermine severely Rep. Weiner’s explanations that he was the victim of a “prank” or a “hack.”

The detailed new information suggests that the Brooklyn- and Queens-based representative and the young woman in question were involved in an online, consensual relationship involving the mutual exchange of intimate photographs.

BigGovernment.com and BigJournalism.com were approached regarding this information more than a week prior to the separate, independent event of Friday, May 27, 2011, when a link to the now-infamous “gray underwear” photograph appeared publicly on Rep. Weiner’s Twitter feed.

And:

On Wednesday, May 18, 2011, Rep. Weiner sent an email to the young woman from that same Yahoo! email address that included the now-infamous grey underwear photograph (attached to the email as “package.JPG”):

[original grey underwear image]

Later that same day, apparently after receiving several images from the young woman, Rep. Weiner allegedly sent another photograph to her from the same Yahoo! email address.

That photograph (attached to the email as “ready.JPG”) is extremely graphic, and leaves nothing to the imagination.

So Breitbart had the extensive evidence of Weiner's internet sexcapades a week before the congressman tweeted the underwear pic... and he even had that very underwear pic.

I suppose what you can infer from that is Breitbart kept all this quiet afterward, timing the eventual release of the information to maximize the political damage Weiner caused himself (and his party) in the interim (with the follow-on lying and evading).

805 funky chicken  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 5:13:11pm

re: #704 reine.de.tout

Perspective:

1974, Wilbur Mills, Fanne Fox, and the DC Tidal Basin.

Politicians have been up to all sorts of shenanigans since forever.

She was 38 and still working as a stripper. Huh.

806 wrenchwench  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 5:25:57pm

re: #788 Naso Tang

Suit yourself, since you think it makes a point. You obviously haven't read a word I said, and you are obviously a conservative prude who judges people not by how smart they are but how they conflict with your view of morality.

I'm a bit of a prude, probably less of a conservative, I did read your comments, and I don't think the dinging makes much of a point, but you wouldn't address me until I kept dinging. You answered posts that came after mine long before you answered mine.

I am still amazed you think actual sex would be less bad than text and photos. I think that's weird. I believe you think Weiner did something stupider than giving in to urges, and some how the urges would be forgivable, but the stupidity is less acceptable in a Representative. But I disagree.

807 Achilles Tang  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 5:45:01pm

re: #791 Obdicut

How do you get to 'prude'?

Children go away, and you can take your bone and bury it this time.

When people read my posts they can ignore or respond. When they think they are being adults by dingalings to show they read something but don't have the balls to make an argument, then I really don't know if they are here for anything other than what groupies do.

808 Achilles Tang  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 5:51:52pm

re: #806 wrenchwench


I am still amazed you think actual sex would be less bad than text and photos. I think that's weird. I believe you think Weiner did something stupider than giving in to urges, and some how the urges would be forgivable, but the stupidity is less acceptable in a Representative. But I disagree.

The urges that you talk about are the ones you imagine, and I'll be kind and not say fantasize, but my entire point here is not to "imagine" all the worst indiscretions relating to sex, some which can be much much worse than others.

My simple point is that this matter is one of judgement and intelligence of such a primitive form, known by every teenager, that I find it inexcusable in someone with his position.

Stupidity is the operative word and that is not allowed in his position, IMHO.

809 Mike DeGuzman  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 6:44:07pm

This thing with Weiner is not far from over. Pelosi called for an Ethics Committee investigation for inappropriate communication Weiner admitted to having with multiple women. The media will have a field day with this!

810 drstanly1  Mon, Jun 6, 2011 7:51:07pm

Debbie Wasserman-Schultz was unavailable for comment.

811 [deleted]  Tue, Jun 7, 2011 12:50:28am
812 Eventual Carrion  Tue, Jun 7, 2011 6:23:34am

re: #98 RogueOne

Breitbart didn't start this, Weiner did by being an idiot. Rule #1 if you're going to flirt around is not to make your spouse look like an asshole. Rule #2: Nothing in writing and definitely no freaking pics. Rule #3: If caught, Deny, Deny, Deny.

He got 1 out of 3 right.

What did he do that was illegal? I see this going all ape shit about things, but really what was illegal? Immoral? possibly. Stupid? Certainly. I hated the lying part of it, still not illegal tho' (Fox taught us that lying is not against the law). Has Weiner been bitching about our loss of family values and that he should be the pinnacle to emulate of said values ? I don't think so, so no two faced "do as I say, not as I do" BS.

He screwed up and should take the heat for that, but punishment as if he broke the law is totally uncalled for.

813 Matrix  Tue, Jun 7, 2011 10:17:01am

Weiner is a Twit. How could the public trust him at this point? Another depraved pol in our midst. No wonder the country is in the shape it is with these idiots being otherwise occupied.


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