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riderinthestorm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-07-11 10:36 AM
Response to Reply #49
53. Except Weiner didn't keep it private. He broadcast it in public.
Weiner chose the public route and broadcasted his sexuality all over the world. Scolding folks, that we now suddenly have no right to talk about, judge or critique that decision because his sex life is "private", is too late. Weiner himself set the terms of this deal. Public it is.
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  -The Weiner issue is not a sex issue. Atypical Liberal  Jun-07-11 12:36 AM   #0 
  - great post  DontTreadOnMe   Jun-07-11 12:45 AM   #1 
  - I don't understand why he lied  leftstreet   Jun-07-11 12:47 AM   #2 
  - I agree.  Atypical Liberal   Jun-07-11 12:56 AM   #8 
     - Even so, he had no way of knowing if he was communicating with minors who lied about their age.  Ruby the Liberal   Jun-07-11 01:14 AM   #16 
        - Holy shit.  Atypical Liberal   Jun-07-11 01:20 AM   #18 
        - Makes one pause and wonder why. Why the timing, why the admission, what doesn't he know  Ruby the Liberal   Jun-07-11 01:34 AM   #19 
        - Or someone out to get him...  FBaggins   Jun-07-11 07:41 AM   #28 
  - John Tressel n/t  ChrisBorg   Jun-07-11 12:47 AM   #3 
  - Weiner just got married less than a year ago. July 11, 2010  JDPriestly   Jun-07-11 12:50 AM   #4 
  - For me it's an issue of portability.  wickerwoman   Jun-07-11 12:50 AM   #5 
  - "We've all said, written, photographed (snip) shit that we wouldn't want widely distributed"  Ruby the Liberal   Jun-07-11 12:56 AM   #7 
  - I'm not saying it was smart.  wickerwoman   Jun-07-11 01:03 AM   #11 
  - This is the internet. He is a public figure.  Ruby the Liberal   Jun-07-11 01:05 AM   #12 
  - See post 11.  wickerwoman   Jun-07-11 01:07 AM   #13 
     - Already responded to #11 :-)  Ruby the Liberal   Jun-07-11 01:10 AM   #14 
  - "Should all his great things be erased"  Atypical Liberal   Jun-07-11 01:19 AM   #17 
     - Why should they be? They still brainwash kids in school about George Washington, cannot tell a lie  Raschel   Jun-07-11 08:22 PM   #81 
  - no, we all havent. most people i know havent. i know i havent.  seabeyond   Jun-07-11 07:55 AM   #29 
  - Exactly, he did this to himself  Carolina   Jun-07-11 10:54 AM   #55 
  - good questions.  Atypical Liberal   Jun-07-11 01:11 AM   #15 
  - I wish I could rec this more than once.  Ruby the Liberal   Jun-07-11 12:51 AM   #6 
  - Ginni Thomas n/t  RufusTFirefly   Jun-07-11 12:57 AM   #9 
  - Weiner has become a national laughingstock  quinnox   Jun-07-11 01:00 AM   #10 
  - Excellent post  Raine   Jun-07-11 02:02 AM   #20 
  - IDC  madmax   Jun-07-11 02:09 AM   #21 
  - With all due respect - BULLCHEESE  SmileyRose   Jun-07-11 02:15 AM   #22 
  - "they went after him"  Atypical Liberal   Jun-07-11 09:58 AM   #39 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Jun-07-11 02:19 AM   #23 
  - The Tweed-Hat democrats again destroy one of their own.  divvy   Jun-07-11 04:47 AM   #24 
  - He wasn't elected Saint Of Brooklyn.  Waiting For Everyman   Jun-07-11 05:18 AM   #25 
  - Of course not.  Atypical Liberal   Jun-07-11 09:52 AM   #36 
  - Well said.  kentuck   Jun-07-11 05:19 AM   #26 
  - Yes, all true, but also quite human.  HereSince1628   Jun-07-11 07:36 AM   #27 
  - Anything humans do is "quite human". However,for an adult male  ladjf   Jun-07-11 08:30 AM   #31 
  - Touche,  Carolina   Jun-07-11 10:59 AM   #58 
  - My understanding is that impulsivity can be related to developmental problems.  HereSince1628   Jun-07-11 06:32 PM   #80 
  - I agree with you.  Atypical Liberal   Jun-07-11 09:51 AM   #35 
  - I'm pretty old now. But, as best I can recollect, the children in my  ladjf   Jun-07-11 08:26 AM   #30 
  - oh please. of course its a sex issue.  La Lioness Priyanka   Jun-07-11 08:59 AM   #32 
  - I disagree.  Atypical Liberal   Jun-07-11 09:50 AM   #34 
  - bad judgement about one's personal life still does not equate  La Lioness Priyanka   Jun-07-11 09:53 AM   #37 
  - I would say...  Atypical Liberal   Jun-07-11 10:09 AM   #40 
     - how many times has it been posted here that X isn't sorry it happened..  frylock   Jun-07-11 04:08 PM   #77 
  - 'Who would send a naked picture of themselvs to a stranger on the internet?' Sheltered much?  closeupready   Jun-07-11 10:16 AM   #43 
     - so true. nt  La Lioness Priyanka   Jun-07-11 10:19 AM   #47 
     - I've been on the Internet since there has been an internet.  Atypical Liberal   Jun-07-11 10:20 AM   #48 
        - Okay, backing up a minute, most gay people have an online presence on Manhunt or  closeupready   Jun-07-11 10:30 AM   #51 
           - I've done online dating, too.  Atypical Liberal   Jun-07-11 11:40 AM   #62 
              - Your wife was a stranger once, correct? Did you meet her online? Sex appeal had nothing to do  closeupready   Jun-07-11 12:01 PM   #65 
                 - Yup.  Atypical Liberal   Jun-07-11 01:55 PM   #72 
                    - okay.  closeupready   Jun-07-11 02:32 PM   #74 
  - he posted the pic to a PUBLIC website..  frylock   Jun-07-11 04:02 PM   #76 
  - exactly  ensho   Jun-07-11 09:36 AM   #33 
  - Judgement, honesty, commitment, and integrity + politician = oxymoron.  Tierra_y_Libertad   Jun-07-11 09:56 AM   #38 
  - Standards.  Atypical Liberal   Jun-07-11 10:18 AM   #45 
     - Or, have an expectation that people, including politicians, have a right to privacy.  Tierra_y_Libertad   Jun-07-11 10:26 AM   #49 
        - Except Weiner didn't keep it private. He broadcast it in public.  riderinthestorm   Jun-07-11 10:36 AM   #53 
        - But, wait, if it's not about sex, why the interest?  Tierra_y_Libertad   Jun-07-11 10:56 AM   #56 
           - I think that if Weiner were posting pics of a lemon meringue pie on his head  riderinthestorm   Jun-07-11 11:23 AM   #59 
           - So, do you want to fire every politician who ever lied?  Tierra_y_Libertad   Jun-07-11 11:32 AM   #61 
              - Do you want to start accepting lying as acceptable behavior? n/t  Atypical Liberal   Jun-07-11 11:51 AM   #64 
                 - Expecting other from politicians is downright delusional.  Tierra_y_Libertad   Jun-07-11 12:37 PM   #69 
           - Because it shows lack of judgement.  Atypical Liberal   Jun-07-11 11:50 AM   #63 
              - Who knows who's chuckling. And, why should we?  Tierra_y_Libertad   Jun-07-11 12:36 PM   #68 
                 - On Clinton.  Atypical Liberal   Jun-07-11 01:30 PM   #70 
                    - How about the "lack of judgement" in escalating a lost war or acquiesing to tax breaks for the rich?  Tierra_y_Libertad   Jun-07-11 01:50 PM   #71 
                       - False dichotomy.  Atypical Liberal   Jun-07-11 02:03 PM   #73 
                          - Looks like our priorities differ.  Tierra_y_Libertad   Jun-07-11 02:34 PM   #75 
                             - I agree.  Atypical Liberal   Jun-07-11 04:13 PM   #78 
        - your private sex life becomes public..  frylock   Jun-07-11 04:13 PM   #79 
  - Oh, the drama.  closeupready   Jun-07-11 10:12 AM   #41 
  - Of course, it is.  Iggo   Jun-07-11 10:12 AM   #42 
  - with this one screw up, Weiner has effectively declawed himself.  Javaman   Jun-07-11 10:17 AM   #44 
  - I agree. n/t  Atypical Liberal   Jun-07-11 10:18 AM   #46 
  - Shame on you for using "Breitbart" and "integrity" in the  bullwinkle428   Jun-07-11 10:29 AM   #50 
  - I don't know anything about Brietbart.  Atypical Liberal   Jun-07-11 12:03 PM   #66 
  - The commitment argument is weak (or at best superfluous)*  soupkitchen   Jun-07-11 10:31 AM   #52 
  - I agree with you.  Atypical Liberal   Jun-07-11 12:05 PM   #67 
  - K&R  Carolina   Jun-07-11 10:46 AM   #54 
  - The presence of judgment, honesty, commitment, and integrity is rare in an individual, perhaps  indepat   Jun-07-11 10:59 AM   #57 
  - If Weiner had an (R) behind his name....  RoadRage   Jun-07-11 11:28 AM   #60 

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