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2013-08-02 08:11:43 AM
More like calling a spade a spade, or a sexual deviant a sexual deviant.
 
2013-08-02 08:15:05 AM
A lot of thought went into the submission of that headline.
 
2013-08-02 08:15:31 AM
What the fark did I just try to read?
 
2013-08-02 08:16:17 AM
Slut-shaming is a time-honored Internet tradition.
 
2013-08-02 08:16:40 AM
I think Anthony Weiner's exhibitionist tendencies are a refreshing change from politics-as-usual. More than any other candidate, he's put himself out there for everyone to see. I think his competitors are worried because they don't have exhibitionism in their blood, and they're running scared.

They want to compete? Let's see what they've got!
 
2013-08-02 08:17:24 AM
(I can double-down just as well as any conservative.)
 
2013-08-02 08:18:06 AM
So here's my working theory, my way of making sense of it all. Weiner's badness wasn't any more bad than the badness of men we give a pass. The real problem is that Weiner's badness just wasn't manly enough.

I think it's because it's hilarious.

A guy calling himself Carlos Danger that compulsively and self destructively emails cock shots to the detriment of his family and career is fodder for a dark comedy screenplay.
 
2013-08-02 08:19:26 AM
"I don't understand what Slut Shaming is, but I heard the words once, and I've got this deadline coming..."
 
2013-08-02 08:20:09 AM
Well, this editorial certainly proves how all the libtards march in lockstep and circle the wagons to protect their own. ahahahaha
 
2013-08-02 08:24:16 AM

Aristocles: More like calling a spade a spade, or a sexual deviant a sexual deviant.


That reminds me, I should call your mom.
 
2013-08-02 08:24:40 AM
You have a right to be a slut.
Nobody has a right to tell you not to be a slut.
However, when you are being a slut, you must recognize that others might not want to participate in your sluttery. Your rights end when they encroach on others' rights.
Vapid, hasty author is vapid and hasty.
 
2013-08-02 08:30:07 AM
I really don't see what the problem is. Consenting adults sending sexy texts back and forth... how is that wrong? It's unseemly, sure, but it doesn't detract from his ability to do the job he's elected to do, does it?
 
2013-08-02 08:31:05 AM
The problem isn't that he likes to send dick picks. The problem is he lied about it and called for an FBI investigation into something he knew he did.
 
2013-08-02 08:31:23 AM
I agree with the article.  He sent some raunchy photos to other people that in all but one instance(that I'm aware of) were willing to accept and/or reciprocate.  His one uninvited bulge photo aside(which he apologized for), I'm not seeing how this is a problem.  Is it a tad immature and teenagery?  Definitely.  Do I care even in the slightest?  Nah.

So many people were able to distinguish between Clinton's public office life and his personal affairs.  For some reason that same courtesy can't be extended to Weiner and I think that's a double standard.
 
2013-08-02 08:33:14 AM

Wooly Bully: Well, this editorial certainly proves how all the libtards march in lockstep and circle the wagons to protect their own. ahahahaha


Starting out you assumed trolling was easy didn't you?
 
2013-08-02 08:33:23 AM

Kyro: I agree with the article.  He sent some raunchy photos to other people that in all but one instance(that I'm aware of) were willing to accept and/or reciprocate.  His one uninvited bulge photo aside(which he apologized for), I'm not seeing how this is a problem.  Is it a tad immature and teenagery?  Definitely.  Do I care even in the slightest?  Nah.

So many people were able to distinguish between Clinton's public office life and his personal affairs.  For some reason that same courtesy can't be extended to Weiner and I think that's a double standard.


So you don't think spending $45,000 of campaign funds to hire a private investigator to investigate the lie a hacker did it is a problem?
 
2013-08-02 08:34:02 AM

IamTomJoad: Wooly Bully: Well, this editorial certainly proves how all the libtards march in lockstep and circle the wagons to protect their own. ahahahaha

Starting out you assumed trolling was easy didn't you?


Please, proceed.
 
2013-08-02 08:34:19 AM

SordidEuphemism: You have a right to be a slut.
Nobody has a right to tell you not to be a slut.
However, when you are being a slut, you must recognize that others might not want to participate in your sluttery. Your rights end when they encroach on others' rights.
Vapid, hasty author is vapid and hasty.


I agree. I have no problem with him sending pictures of his wang to other people. That's his business. He's free to do what he pleases, as long as it doesn't violate the rights of others. There are however consequences to your actions, such as the voters of NYC looking down on his little hobby. Personally, I think the voters may be able to do better than him, but I don't know anything about the people running against him, so it might be a wash.
 
2013-08-02 08:35:00 AM
Interesting hypothesis.  I wonder what the soft scientisticians would find if they explored it.

Kyro: I agree with the article.  He sent some raunchy photos to other people that in all but one instance(that I'm aware of) were willing to accept and/or reciprocate.  His one uninvited bulge photo aside(which he apologized for), I'm not seeing how this is a problem.  Is it a tad immature and teenagery?  Definitely.  Do I care even in the slightest?  Nah.

So many people were able to distinguish between Clinton's public office life and his personal affairs.  For some reason that same courtesy can't be extended to Weiner and I think that's a double standard.


Ironic continued support for the hypothesis, this thread delivers.
 
2013-08-02 08:35:21 AM

Kyro: I agree with the article.  He sent some raunchy photos to other people that in all but one instance(that I'm aware of) were willing to accept and/or reciprocate.  His one uninvited bulge photo aside(which he apologized for), I'm not seeing how this is a problem.  Is it a tad immature and teenagery?  Definitely.  Do I care even in the slightest?  Nah.

So many people were able to distinguish between Clinton's public office life and his personal affairs.  For some reason that same courtesy can't be extended to Weiner and I think that's a double standard.


I think at least part of this is because he is an outspoken proponent for liberal policy, and is so vocal about public hypocrisy. Of course, the public is much more interested in what someone does in their off time than what they do in their job.

And it absolutely is slut-shaming, as it's attacking a person based on what they do as an individual because it offends non-participants' sensibilities. It's not your damn problem.

The only thing I have against him is that, in order to protect what he was trying to do, he lied about it. And who would have done differently, knowing what was coming?
 
2013-08-02 08:37:31 AM

WMCB: I really don't see what the problem is. Consenting adults sending sexy texts back and forth... how is that wrong? It's unseemly, sure, but it doesn't detract from his ability to do the job he's elected to do, does it?


When his dick pics are being sent back and forth to staffers and people working with him, yes, some would see that as a problem.  When he uses his position in office as a means of getting off his rocks, some would also see that as a problem.  When you get called out for it and then say in a stone-faced lie that your twitter was being hacked, some would have a problem with that.

I live in PA.  he isn't my congressman and he isn't the mayor of where I live.  As far as I'm concerned, this embarrassment of a politician can keep riding the lightning.  Schadenfreude doesn't begin to express how I feel about a party which has lived and breathed the war on women for two years now.  Essentially, you can use your office for sex, cheat on your wife or sexually harass the people who work for you, call them out as sluts if they report it and as long as you can be counted on to advance the next abortion bill, you're okay with NOW and the DNC.
 
2013-08-02 08:38:02 AM

Carth: So you don't think spending $45,000 of campaign funds to hire a private investigator to investigate the lie a hacker did it is a problem?


Sure it is.  But you and I both know that that's not why this is a scandal.  Nobody really cares that he's wasted his own campaign funds on trying to save face.   The fact that he felt the need to save face alone illustrates the problem.

The reason why this is news is because boner.

And really?  You're upset that a politician lied?
 
2013-08-02 08:38:31 AM

WMCB: I really don't see what the problem is. Consenting adults sending sexy texts back and forth... how is that wrong? It's unseemly, sure, but it doesn't detract from his ability to do the job he's elected to do, does it?


Next time you're interviewing for a job, tell the people interviewing you that you have a history of sending dick pictures to interns and other women you meet on the job and that even though you have no intention of stopping, you'll happily waste their money lying about it when you get caught.
 
2013-08-02 08:38:31 AM
FTFA: The ones who recognize that, even though marital infidelity sucks, it can't be a litmus test for public office because then we'd be hard up for candidates.

I don't agree with the folks who use marital fidelity as a litmus test, but this is a horrible reason. You don't compromise what you feel is right because it'll be hard to follow your principles. If someone believes that cheating on your wife is a character flaw that will eliminate a candidate from consideration then they act on it.
 
2013-08-02 08:38:57 AM

IamTomJoad: Wooly Bully: Well, this editorial certainly proves how all the libtards march in lockstep and circle the wagons to protect their own. ahahahaha

Starting out you assumed trolling was easy didn't you?


That was obvious parody. A real troll would have used "Farklibs" in place of "libtard." Farklib parody trolls will use "libtard" and/or "Farklibulardo" or something along those lines.
 
2013-08-02 08:41:22 AM
Apparently the new troll shtick around here is to call everyone else a troll. Not too clever, these fark trollls.
 
2013-08-02 08:42:10 AM

Kyro: Carth: So you don't think spending $45,000 of campaign funds to hire a private investigator to investigate the lie a hacker did it is a problem?

Sure it is.  But you and I both know that that's not why this is a scandal.  Nobody really cares that he's wasted his own campaign funds on trying to save face.   The fact that he felt the need to save face alone illustrates the problem.

The reason why this is news is because boner.

And really?  You're upset that a politician lied?


I'm upset a politician (likely) committed campaign finance fraud? Yes.

Do you think it is ok when Larry Craig did the same thing during his wide stance scandal?

I don't care if a politicians wants to send sext messages or have gay sex in bathrooms but when you start committing crimes to cover it up you no longer deserve to hold public office. People in NYC know this guy will act unethically and won't accept blame for his mistakes. Why they hell should they elect him when there are better options.
 
2013-08-02 08:42:41 AM

o5iiawah: Essentially, you can use your office for sex, cheat on your wife or sexually harass the people who work for you, call them out as sluts if they report it and as long as you can be counted on to advance the next abortion bill, you're okay with NOW and the DNC.


This pleases me, it means you're still unable to discern why your politics can't gain any traction with the majority of women in this nation.

You're trying to make the "black people are slaves to Democrats" argument for women.
 
2013-08-02 08:44:52 AM

Carth: Kyro: Carth: So you don't think spending $45,000 of campaign funds to hire a private investigator to investigate the lie a hacker did it is a problem?

Sure it is.  But you and I both know that that's not why this is a scandal.  Nobody really cares that he's wasted his own campaign funds on trying to save face.   The fact that he felt the need to save face alone illustrates the problem.

The reason why this is news is because boner.

And really?  You're upset that a politician lied?

I'm upset a politician (likely) committed campaign finance fraud? Yes.

Do you think it is ok when Larry Craig did the same thing during his wide stance scandal?

I don't care if a politicians wants to send sext messages or have gay sex in bathrooms but when you start committing crimes to cover it up you no longer deserve to hold public office. People in NYC know this guy will act unethically and won't accept blame for his mistakes. Why they hell should they elect him when there are better options.


I hope you mean, you're okay with it when it's not in public. I would have a problem with farking going on in the next stall when I'm taking Aristocles Jr. to tinkle.
 
2013-08-02 08:45:01 AM

o5iiawah: WMCB: I really don't see what the problem is. Consenting adults sending sexy texts back and forth... how is that wrong? It's unseemly, sure, but it doesn't detract from his ability to do the job he's elected to do, does it?

When his dick pics are being sent back and forth to staffers and people working with him, yes, some would see that as a problem.  When he uses his position in office as a means of getting off his rocks, some would also see that as a problem.  When you get called out for it and then say in a stone-faced lie that your twitter was being hacked, some would have a problem with that.

I live in PA.  he isn't my congressman and he isn't the mayor of where I live.  As far as I'm concerned, this embarrassment of a politician can keep riding the lightning.  Schadenfreude doesn't begin to express how I feel about a party which has lived and breathed the war on women for two years now.  Essentially, you can use your office for sex, cheat on your wife or sexually harass the people who work for you, call them out as sluts if they report it and as long as you can be counted on to advance the next abortion bill, you're okay with NOW and the DNC.


Your rant would make a lot more sense if he was an elected official and if he hadn't fallen to fourth in the primary polling. But, continue to vote for the party that has all-male panels that discuss women's health and supports the forced probing of a woman's vaginas. That'll show us who's more concerned about women.
 
2013-08-02 08:45:16 AM

CorporatePerson: WMCB: I really don't see what the problem is. Consenting adults sending sexy texts back and forth... how is that wrong? It's unseemly, sure, but it doesn't detract from his ability to do the job he's elected to do, does it?

Next time you're interviewing for a job, tell the people interviewing you that you have a history of sending dick pictures to interns and other women you meet on the job and that even though you have no intention of stopping, you'll happily waste their money lying about it when you get caught.


An NYC teacher caught Weiner at a campaign stop and asked him how he deserved to be mayor and chief administrator of the city when his behavior would have gotten him instantly fired from any city job.
 
2013-08-02 08:45:17 AM
Thanks guys I knew I could count on you.

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//   Clinton Playbook : Chapter 5:  Kill the messenger .
 
2013-08-02 08:45:30 AM

Kyro: I agree with the article.  He sent some raunchy photos to other people that in all but one instance(that I'm aware of) were willing to accept and/or reciprocate.  His one uninvited bulge photo aside(which he apologized for), I'm not seeing how this is a problem.  Is it a tad immature and teenagery?  Definitely.  Do I care even in the slightest?  Nah.

So many people were able to distinguish between Clinton's public office life and his personal affairs.  For some reason that same courtesy can't be extended to Weiner and I think that's a double standard.


Both Clinton and Weiner have proven they are unable to control their impulses, and are lying pieces of shiat.  Both traits make one very vulnerable to outside blackmailing and influencing.

Clinton literally ruined our middle class. NAFTA, Telecommunications Act of 96, Permanent most-favored trading partner status with China (for campaign and Walmart stock money) along with willingly giving them our tech secrets and repeal our safeguards against Wall Street.
 
2013-08-02 08:46:24 AM

WMCB: I really don't see what the problem is. Consenting adults sending sexy texts back and forth... how is that wrong? It's unseemly, sure, but it doesn't detract from his ability to do the job he's elected to do, does it?


He is married and thus committed to send dick pics to his wife only.
 
2013-08-02 08:46:33 AM

WMCB: It's not your damn problem.


It's not that he cheats.  It's that he's too stupid to cheat without getting caught multiple times.
 
2013-08-02 08:46:36 AM
Someone's really missing the point of all this. Whatever his behavior means for him as a husband and a father is, and should be, a private family matter. As a politician, though, he showed incredibly poor judgment in continuing to engage in behavior most people find kind of creepy that has already cost him a seat in the House of Representatives while in the midst of a heated campaign for the most visible mayoral seat in the US, one that always draws national media attention. So, it's not that he's a man-ho so much as it is that he is apparently a dumbass or a narcissist. Or both.
 
2013-08-02 08:48:58 AM

Nemo's Brother: Clinton literally ruined our middle class.


Overplayed your hand.  Try your shtick on the next thread.
 
2013-08-02 08:50:13 AM

Aristocles: I hope you mean, you're okay with it when it's not in public. I would have a problem with farking going on in the next stall when I'm taking Aristocles Jr. to tinkle.


I actually meant I'm ok with people having gay sex (not in public bathrooms)
 
2013-08-02 08:52:14 AM

Nabb1: So, it's not that he's a man-ho so much as it is that he is apparently a dumbass or a narcissist. Or both.


Sounds to me like he'd fit right in politics.
 
2013-08-02 08:52:21 AM

Carth: Aristocles: I hope you mean, you're okay with it when it's not in public. I would have a problem with farking going on in the next stall when I'm taking Aristocles Jr. to tinkle.

I actually meant I'm ok with people having gay sex (not in public bathrooms)


Okay, cool. Just wanted to be clear on what you were saying. I agree.
 
2013-08-02 08:52:39 AM
I wonder why politicians are the only group we hold accountable for infidelity (well, preachers too but I get that). I mean, the rational is that if a guy will cheat on his wife he'll cheat you. Couldn't the same be said of auto mechanics, handymen, lawyers, accountants...etc.? WHy hasn't someone come up with a website that exposes people as divorcees, like we have with pedophiles, so they can make the best decisions about who they hire?
 
2013-08-02 08:59:39 AM

DROxINxTHExWIND: I wonder why politicians are the only group we hold accountable for infidelity


We don't really.  It becomes a flash in the pan scandal, but ultimately nothing happens.  Clinton, McCain, Schwarzenegger, Spitzer, Sanford, Kennedy, Gingrich?  These names are all still prominent in politics - Kennedy pulling it off(pun intended) from beyond the grave.

The only politicians I can recall really being torpedoed by their affairs were Edwards and McGreevey.  And those had cancer and gay sex mixed into the batch.
 
2013-08-02 09:01:26 AM
Look at how he was "dressed" in those pictures. He was totally asking for it.
 
2013-08-02 09:06:26 AM

Carth: The problem isn't that he likes to send dick picks. The problem is he lied about it and called for an FBI investigation into something he knew he did.


I didn't care for how, on this second round, he tried to make us believe these were old pics, from the previous exchanges.

"I told you there would probably be more pictures released."

Yeah, because you took and sent more pictures.

It's an ego problem. He has a right to stay in the race, and everyone else has a right to watch him fade into obscurity.
 
2013-08-02 09:06:31 AM
"Plus which, we've just lost Susan Sarandon, so we could use an extra (deep) voice in the chorus right now."

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2013-08-02 09:07:11 AM

DROxINxTHExWIND: I wonder why politicians are the only group we hold accountable for infidelity (well, preachers too but I get that). I mean, the rational is that if a guy will cheat on his wife he'll cheat you. Couldn't the same be said of auto mechanics, handymen, lawyers, accountants...etc.? WHy hasn't someone come up with a website that exposes people as divorcees, like we have with pedophiles, so they can make the best decisions about who they hire?


When the guy who replaced the starter on my car makes decisions that affect the entire county I live in, then I'll question his decision-making skills.  Until then, he can show his dick to whoever he wants.
 
2013-08-02 09:08:58 AM
...well.

Not whoever he wants.

Whoever he wants that is OK with looking at his dick pictures.
 
2013-08-02 09:09:13 AM

DROxINxTHExWIND: I wonder why politicians are the only group we hold accountable for infidelity (well, preachers too but I get that). I mean, the rational is that if a guy will cheat on his wife he'll cheat you. Couldn't the same be said of auto mechanics, handymen, lawyers, accountants...etc.? WHy hasn't someone come up with a website that exposes people as divorcees, like we have with pedophiles, so they can make the best decisions about who they hire?


You think the judgment of the guy changing your oil is as important as the judgment of the man in charge of your city? That's your choice, I suppose.
 
2013-08-02 09:13:33 AM
It's not even the infidelity it's the odd behavior, he's like a flasher. That's farking weird and people can't relate to it like they can with cheating on your spouse so it gets more attention and jokes.
 
2013-08-02 09:15:56 AM

Monkeyhouse Zendo: Look at how he was "dressed" in those pictures. He was totally asking for it.


A girl at a party showing her kitty to everyone that will look, while talking to them about how she'd like to sex them might have a difficult time convincing anyone it was rape.

Just sayin'
 
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