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I’m Not Concerned About Weiner’s Wiener

Story Update (NSFW) Now that’s a shock, The Sydney Leathers Porn Video, Weinergate, Is Here (video)

Anthony Weiner in a TowelI’m not concerned about Weiner’s wiener. That’s between him, the wife, and the wienered whose numbers and names he can’t remember. It’s none of my concern and I don’t think it is anyone else’s either.

I’m not a New Yorker, so I don’t really have a dog in this hunt, but icky behavior aside there are some things I would have a hard-on (if you’ll excuse the reference) about if I were.

First, there is his wife. The woman stood by him even after he continued his questionable behavior. Then, after getting his dangly bits caught in the wringer, he hangs her out to dry by saying it was because of their marriage troubles…troubles he caused by sending his junk into the ether.

Weiner Ego über Alles

True, this is also a private matter, but he would no longer have a wiener if he did that to me. However, his treatment of her shows an appalling degree of two-facedness and disregard for others that should concern voters. If he does this to a woman he supposedly loves, I’d guess his treatment of New York voters might be even worse. Weiner’s ego über alles and damn what anyone else needs.

Second, there is the lying he kept secret until he got caught…again. He said his mea culpas once and vowed to stop (which apparently held the same weight he gives his marriage vows). You get one pass at the ring, not infinity and beyond.

HIs second go round was simply politically stupid — the kind of stupid when one is dishonest and massively egotistical by nature and only sorry they got caught. Not cool and all too common among the ruling class.

Sydney Leathers Almost NudeThird, Carlos Danger continues his defiance despite knowing the political Grim Reaper knocks at his door. He drags the spectacle out by continuing his sleazy, politically inept behavior. He is the political equivalent of a kid with chocolate on his face vowing to Mom he has no idea where the Kit Kats went.

He lives in a long, ignominious line of politicians who destroyed their careers and caused real harm to voters. It doesn’t matter that Larry Craig had a wide stance. It matters that Larry Craig was wearing a pair of the most vocal anti-gay wingtips in history while playing footsie with the cop next door. Hypocrisy becomes no one, especially when you are an asscake to begin with.

Bill Clinton’s DNA Tither and Yon

It doesn’t matter that Bill Clinton spread his DNA tither and yon upon any blue dress that bobbed between his knees. It does matter he lied to the public and even more importantly lied to a grand jury. The BJ wasn’t the problem, lying about it under oath was.

As for the self-revealed recipient of Weiner’s eCrotch, there is no slut shaming involved. She and Mr. Crotchshot sexting with one hand on their iPhones doesn’t matter. From the pictures, Weiner may have a foot long to enjoy if you are into those things and that’s between consenting adults.

I don’t buy Sydney Leathers’ youthful indiscretion defense or her knowingly interfering with another couple’s marriage, but she is not the one running for office. She apparently is also not the one who lied about anything. Slutty (or not slutty) behavior is no one’s business but her own.

Politicians (and “normal” people) fall penis-first into vaginas all the time. That is a sexual thing. Lying or proving your hypocrisy is a political thing.

We’d all be better off to recognize the difference.

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Hurricane Sandy: A Disaster Waiting to Happen

Sandy: Romney riding on the storm

For politicians, the only thing worse than a disaster is how to handle a disaster. Hurricane Sandy is a great example.

Candidates, who are just regular citizens with big egos and high Q-Scores can act like you and me. They aren’t under the gun. They don’t have to make decisions except how to spin the fallout. Conversely, sitting politicians have to do things and figure out how to spin leaving them to deal with disasters while simultaneously fending off specious political attacks from opponents. It’s an unenviable position, especially in the waning days of a hotly contested campaign.

Romney responded to Sandy like he responds to most issues. He pivoted 180° from declaring FEMA  just another example of government waste to telling New Yorkers living in rowboats that was balderdash –  ‘nope, never meant a word’. No, he’s championing the plight of the “little people” by declaring he’d fund FEMA so they can carry out their mission, which is probably just another way to say FEMA will get bupkus since he doesn’t think FEMA should be in the disaster game anyway.

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Money Isn’t the Root of All Evil, Using it Unwisely Is

Aside from a built-in bias toward greed, there is noting inherently wrong with capitalism. It takes money to make things work. Money can do good things as well as corrupt. Money isn’t the root of all evil, using it unwisely is.

The issue is when capitalism, or more appropriately, blind capitalists make poor decisions. Capitalism without empathy for your workers, customers, and shareholders is a losing proposition.

Capitalist Absurdism

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