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Mira Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-11-11 11:00 PM
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30. I understand your point a bit better now. And yes, it is blown out of proportion.
What I do not agree with, and you did not make them earlier, are the comparisons to others, and their terrible behavior. I think just because my friend or a neighbor or a colleague with whom I could conceivably be compared did something despicable does not mean that the behavior of those can therefore be the measuring stick for transgressions I might chose to commit. And then excuse myself because nobody died :)

My own moral compass is the yardstick for my behavior because I have to live with myself. And it is also the yardstick for those whose behavior affects me personally. And in the case of Weiner it did as I said in my other post.

Edwards (my own lousy Senator was he) and Gingrich, a slime ball made out of pond scum, are not the ones who in any way lower the bar or set a new one for the behavior of someone I once respected greatly, namely Weiner.

Weiner has become a poster child for setting a really bad example in a time where the sexting and inappropriate texting happens in the emotionally immature past a certain age, and it might even make the younger ones think.
For that reason I don't mind if his name has become a household word where he was not previously known.
Actions do have consequences. And so does my own bad behavior, even if it is not as bad as that of my "equal" in my social neighborhood.

I think this entire happening is a tragedy for many. And when it comes to bad behavior with real consequences it is actually a huge happening.
At any rate, that's what she said..................

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  -Seek professional help Stinky The Clown  Jun-11-11 08:44 PM   #0 
  - I do know a wanker intimately.  Arctic Dave   Jun-11-11 08:55 PM   #1 
  - Two things  Aerows   Jun-11-11 08:59 PM   #2 
  - Lots of assumptions, that.  Stinky The Clown   Jun-11-11 09:04 PM   #3 
  - And?  Aerows   Jun-11-11 09:07 PM   #5 
  - These are not assumptions, there are facts to Weiner's escapades  orion007   Jun-11-11 09:50 PM   #14 
  - Maybe he's a wanker whose mistake was getting married ala Tiger Woods. nt  OmmmSweetOmmm   Jun-11-11 09:07 PM   #4 
     - Could be  Aerows   Jun-11-11 09:12 PM   #7 
     - Is that it? Only married people get in trouble for naked pics?  dkf   Jun-11-11 09:48 PM   #13 
  - Off to the "greatest"  madinmaryland   Jun-11-11 09:10 PM   #6 
  - Calling someone out in the media is not an act of concern  EFerrari   Jun-11-11 09:19 PM   #8 
  - Eggzakly  Stinky The Clown   Jun-11-11 09:27 PM   #9 
     - Who said anything about in-patient?  Aerows   Jun-11-11 09:51 PM   #15 
        - If the problem is impulse control and bad boundaries  EFerrari   Jun-11-11 11:29 PM   #37 
           - I don't think everyone is looking at the big picture  Aerows   Jun-11-11 11:35 PM   #39 
              - It's the height of cynicism to cover your @ss by pathologizing someone else.  EFerrari   Jun-11-11 11:52 PM   #42 
  - Good post.  woo me with science   Jun-11-11 09:32 PM   #10 
  - Well, honestly?  Aerows   Jun-11-11 09:39 PM   #11 
     - A voice of common sense, thank you  orion007   Jun-11-11 09:59 PM   #16 
     - Good points.  JohnnyLib2   Jun-11-11 10:04 PM   #17 
     - Maybe he should seek therapy...  woo me with science   Jun-11-11 10:05 PM   #18 
        - My point, exactly  Stinky The Clown   Jun-11-11 10:09 PM   #19 
        - You made it well.  woo me with science   Jun-11-11 11:07 PM   #32 
        - Not really  Aerows   Jun-11-11 10:48 PM   #27 
           - Oh, spaghetti monster, please spare me  woo me with science   Jun-11-11 11:06 PM   #31 
              - These are politicians  Aerows   Jun-11-11 11:28 PM   #36 
  - It's not the wanking  orion007   Jun-11-11 09:44 PM   #12 
  - It's pretty rare that I don't see your point Stinky, but I'm looking hard for it this time.  Mira   Jun-11-11 10:12 PM   #20 
  - My point was that people like Pelosi (who I *still* support) would serve us better by not . . . .  Stinky The Clown   Jun-11-11 10:40 PM   #24 
     - Pelosi was playing politics  Aerows   Jun-11-11 10:51 PM   #29 
     - I understand your point a bit better now. And yes, it is blown out of proportion.  Mira   Jun-11-11 11:00 PM   #30 
  - It's really being overdone.  provis99   Jun-11-11 10:15 PM   #21 
  - If your wife catches you  Aerows   Jun-11-11 10:38 PM   #23 
  - Not exactly, not even close to it.  Mira   Jun-11-11 11:31 PM   #38 
  - Do you know what's wrong with using Vitter and Ensign as comparisons?  customerserviceguy   Jun-11-11 10:35 PM   #22 
  - Polls show Weiner would be relected  Stinky The Clown   Jun-11-11 10:42 PM   #25 
     - I guess we should replace elections with polling then.  customerserviceguy   Jun-11-11 10:51 PM   #28 
     - So . . .  Stinky The Clown   Jun-11-11 11:12 PM   #33 
        - Yep, that's true  customerserviceguy   Jun-11-11 11:25 PM   #35 
     - Naturally, as a fan whose admiration is temporarily in suspension, this is what I hope will happen.  Mira   Jun-11-11 11:37 PM   #40 
  - Rec. n/t  pintobean   Jun-11-11 10:44 PM   #26 
  - Is there an Enablers Anonymous?  A-Schwarzenegger   Jun-11-11 11:18 PM   #34 
     - ...  Mira   Jun-11-11 11:41 PM   #41 
     - Love your comment from Bob Tzu.  A-Schwarzenegger   Jun-12-11 12:42 AM   #44 
     - What about Shrink Impersonators Anonymous?  EFerrari   Jun-11-11 11:52 PM   #43 

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