I guess it is his.
Apparently Anthony Weiner sent some 200 sexually explicit messages to a woman or women on Facebook in addition to sending the picture of his bulging underwear to someone over Twitter.
I’m so sick of this stuff. I don’t care which side of the aisle he is on, this kind of behavior has got to stop. I don’t think he should resign over it but he deserves a good old fashioned public flogging (which he is apparently getting).
These people are supposed to represent us, the people, that doesn’t mean they are supposed to act like us. When did we all stop acting like adults? When did we decide it is okay to act like morons on a public, very public forum? Did anyone listen to their mothers?
- Dennis Prager On Anthony Weiner (lukeford.net)
- Today’s dramatic Anthony Weiner admission: What happened (shortformblog.tumblr.com)
- Conservative website posts pics of Rep. Weiner (cbsnews.com)
- Website says Weiner sent shirtless photo to woman (seattletimes.nwsource.com)
- Weiner Takes Beating (aphilosopher.wordpress.com)
“These people are supposed to represent us, the people, that doesn’t mean they are supposed to act like us.”
I think you’ve identified the key to the problem. Undoubtedly this issue will end up on every tabloid show and in every tabloid paper and be tabloided all over Twitter and Facebook, and the part of the population that titillates over the size of some ignoramus’s ring or the pregnancy of some star whose marriage won’t last until the kid is potty trained will lap it up until the next politician makes a fool of himself.
Or some other big celebrity superstar overdoses or goes on a racist rant. We seem to live for this stuff. Sad really.
Before the days of twitter and facebook my grandmother used to say: “Don’t say or do anything that you wouldn’t want projected on a giant drive-in movie screen in front of everyone you know.”
Do we still have drive-in movies? Maybe that’s the problem.
I wouldn’t want to see that on a giant drive in movie screen, at least not Weiner’s.
How sad is it that it’s gotten to the point where I start to question what is wrong with the politicians who DON’T pull stupid stunts like this?!
I’d have to agree with that, it’s all just a matter of time isn’t it?
“These people are supposed to represent us, the people, that doesn’t mean
they are supposed to act like us. When did we all stop acting like
adults? When did we decide it is okay to act like morons on a public,
very public forum?”
Actually… I have to disagree with you. This IS how a lot of people act, I’d almost say a majority but even I’m not that cynical. Look at Facebook at all the sexual based groups. Or even better… look at MyYearbook. I think people really don’t know how to act anymore.
That is the point I was trying to make, they shouldn’t act like us, and sadly there are too many of us who post this kind of shit all over the web.
“Weiner Takes Beating” best title so far.
Sending tweets like that is pretty ballsy , but not illegal and not even immoral if the recipients were consentual. He’s not a religious leader, right? But it was dumb for a public official to put that out there in today’s hi-tech world of mass forwarding. So if he’s exposed for anything, it’s spectacularly poor judgement. Not a trait you want in any kind of leader.
I can’t believe this! This is a politician? He posted this photo for all to see? This shows where his mind is, and that he is not adult enough to be helping run the country! I’m sorry but I am of the old school and hate all this public sexual exposure. I have just ranted on my blog on this subject.
I just saw that. I’m tired of it too.
I saw “Weiner Comes Clean” on Fox News this morning. At first I thought it was a Health segment.
The jokes just write themselves.
What’s that quote about….something…something…bout Character is what you do when nobody is looking? Well, everybody is looking now. I concur with Thomas C’s grandmother. The drive-in movie screen is Twitter, facebook, etc…
If Anthony “The Dork’s Dork” Weiner was a shameful person he would RESIGN !
He probably will before the week ends.
At least he finally admitted the truth. But still. I am disgusted.
He only admitted it because he was forced to.
Clearly, you have not been over to my place to read “Testosterone Is The Stupid Drug” yet.
Hey — at least he was one of the known dicks who are trying to kill Medicare. And that’s the only thing anywhere near a defense for this stupid shit that I can come up with.
I have been there now. Sorry for writing so much on the subject, I tend to blather on a bit when I see penises.
Don’t apologize. I appreciate thoughtful comments like that.
It’s not a big deal. Caught between a rock and a hard place he had to come clean. His followers must have felt shafted. After that cockamamie story who wouldn’t?
I’m not even one of his followers or fans but I was hoping the hack job was true. I hate to think that we have so many dumbasses in politics.
I just came over from Jayne’s blog, who also posted also about this. I’m enjoying the Weinie roast! 😀
@injaynesworld:disqus Jayne’s was much better than mine, as it always is. She is a damn good writer.
No need to compare. Each of you have your own style and your own voice. You have a wonderful energy!
My Mom was fond of saying “fools names like their faces are often seen in public places.” I guess that goes for the other parts, too.
There should be a rule about not posting your private parts online.