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defendandprotect Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-12-11 06:39 PM
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Pressure mounts on Weiner as new photos emerge
Pressure mounts on Weiner as new photos emerge

WASHINGTON (AFP) Democrats on Sunday stepped up calls for US Congressman Anthony Weiner to resign over his lewd online exchanges with women, as new dirty photos allegedly tweeted by the politician surfaced.

The latest pictures, published by the TMZ gossip news website and allegedly tweeted to at least one woman, show Weiner photographing himself with his cellphone in suggestive positions, including in a towel clutching his crotch.

In a potentially career-ending twist, they also appear to have been taken in the House of Representatives gymnasium, said the report, which suggested this could be the final straw that forces his resignation.

After lying point-blank about his X-rated Internet liaisons for days, even suggesting that hackers had infiltrated his Twitter account, Weiner called a nationally televised press conference on Monday and made a tearful admission.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20110612/ts_alt_afp/uspolit...
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TheCowsCameHome Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-12-11 06:41 PM
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1. He's done.
This has gone way too far now.

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emulatorloo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-12-11 06:51 PM
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9. Fully clothed Physique shots on the gym floor, in a towel in the locker room
Not quite as Lewd as yahoo news would have you believe
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TheCowsCameHome Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-12-11 07:53 PM
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21. I'm sure the world was just dying to see them.
He's cooked his own goose.
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monmouth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-12-11 06:41 PM
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2. It was pretty disgusting. n/t
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demwing Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-13-11 01:20 AM
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34. A penis is disgusting?
really?
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Warpy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-12-11 06:41 PM
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3. He probably did think his account was hacked in the beginning
Now with the steady stream of naughty photos, it's starting to look more and more like a setup by Breitbart & Co.

As he cools his heels in "rehab," let's hope the press will move on to the next bright shiny thing.
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NYCGirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-12-11 06:48 PM
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7. No, he finally admitted to sending out the first pic to his entire
Twitter stream by mistake. He lied about it when he said he was hacked.
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Warpy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-12-11 07:37 PM
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19. It probably took him a while to figure that out.
Slapping your forehead and going "oh shit!" isn't generally the first thing you do when you've been drunk texting, if friends are any indication.
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NYCGirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-12-11 08:15 PM
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24. Well, once he pressed the send button, it was too late. NT
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JDPriestly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-12-11 07:51 PM
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20. People who do stupid or self-destructive things as a compulsion will
often deny or hide their behavior. Not always. But a habitual drunk, for example, may deny just how dependent he is on alcohol. I have seen that. That is why in AA they have interventions.
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RZM Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-12-11 06:48 PM
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8. Huh?
Edited on Sun Jun-12-11 06:55 PM by RZM
Wouldn't the emergence of more photographs be evidence that Weiner was actually doing this shit?

The die was cast early in the scandal, when Weiner lied about it in front of the nation. Had he come clean and convinced his wife to simultaneously chastise him and stand by him, the damage would have been much less. He would have been shut out of a future congressional leadership role and would have had to abandon his mayoral ambitions, but he could have stayed on in the house. The lying has turned off enough Dems that he's damaged goods at this point.

My advice is that he cuts his losses and resigns, issues a statement in support of the party and his ideals, lays low for a while and then makes a comfortable living articulating progressive positions as a pundit/consultant/whatever.
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ingac70 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-12-11 08:46 PM
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26. He sent these pics to six different women
over a period of years. He set himself up, Breitbart didn't have to do shit.
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Drunken Irishman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-12-11 06:44 PM
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4. How many goddamn photos did this guy take?!?
Jesus, he can open his own website.
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RZM Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-12-11 06:53 PM
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10. I genuinely 'LOL-ed'
Edited on Sun Jun-12-11 06:55 PM by RZM
Well done.

On edit: Why was that post deleted. Can't we have some fun around here?
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Warren DeMontague Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-12-11 06:55 PM
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12. Reminds me of one time my SIL asked me "If I gave you a picture of myself, would you mount it?"
I'm like, "what kind of a sicko do you take me for?"
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TheCowsCameHome Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-12-11 08:57 PM
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29. Your son-in-law said that?
How awful.
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Warren DeMontague Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-13-11 12:43 AM
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33. Sister in law.
Shit, man, I'm not THAT old.
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TheCowsCameHome Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-13-11 06:41 AM
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36. Sorry - couldn't resist.
:hi:
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Epiphany4z Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-12-11 06:46 PM
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6. I love Weiner


I think he was dead on with issues he took up. I am so mad at him. How much brains does it take to know if you mix any account with your actual name that it will eventually bite you in the ass. I mean for the most part I don't care what he does in his personal life as long as it doesn't mess with kids.

How can he not expect if these things haven his actual name or face tied to them they would not get out and the GOP would not use it to take him out...DEE DA DEE!
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deutsey Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-12-11 06:53 PM
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11. I agree. One thing you can count in America is
progressive advocates will either be marginalized or exposed as Weiner-esque dipshits.
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RZM Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-12-11 07:02 PM
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13. Therein lies the rub
Men have difficulty controlling their sexual urges. Remember when the Falafel Master was hit with the Andrea Mackris thing? His quasi-mea culpa was 'Men do stupid things.'

Liberal men are no different.
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MikeMc Donating Member (636 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-12-11 07:06 PM
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14. love d&p and weiner. So conflicted. Luckily my +1 wound up net zero recs. Nt.
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elocs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-12-11 07:17 PM
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15. It's not about the pictures, it's about lying.
Weiner has to know how many pictures are still out there based upon what has already been revealed unless there are just so many he cannot keep track of them all. He was stupid and arrogant in doing what he did and evidently he leaves everyone who would support him (and did while he was lying) to wait for the other shoe, or shoes to drop.
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JI7 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-12-11 07:18 PM
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16. there are areas where it's understandable why someone would lie
things like their sex life, taking these type of pics etc are some of them.
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elocs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-12-11 08:04 PM
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22. When you KNOW you are going to be found out, that there is hard evidence, you tell the truth.
That's a simple concept that he should have easily grasped.
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eridani Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-13-11 01:28 AM
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35. Everyone has the right to lie about their personal lives, even politicians
Assuming they aren't doing anything illegal or stealing public resources.
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TNLib Donating Member (683 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-12-11 07:22 PM
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17. Oh for Pete's sake he wasn't even nude!!!
I thought they were going to be allot worse but he was wearing a towel.
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pintobean Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-12-11 07:35 PM
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18. You mean for Peter's sake?
That's what he has a handful of.
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pnwmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-12-11 08:14 PM
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23. More like grasping a towel, in one of them. n/t
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Maru Kitteh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-12-11 09:03 PM
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30. Yeah, that makes sense. He was trying to show off his towel by holding his penis
with the towel on it. I get it now. :crazy:
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pnwmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-12-11 09:05 PM
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31. He wasn't wearing a towel. That implies an almost clothed state.
Instead of an almost naked state.
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ingac70 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-12-11 08:47 PM
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27. Here a nice naked cock shot for ya....
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HysteryDiagnosis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-12-11 08:30 PM
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25. The increased pressure could result in threat level
purple.
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spanone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-12-11 08:49 PM
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28. 'pressure mounts on weiner'
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L. Coyote Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-12-11 09:09 PM
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32. What we need are laws that call for dismemberment if you mention a private part.
Or something far stricter if that does not work to convert America to a moral nation :rofl:

Meanwhile, we start wars and kill a million people, and noone seems to give a crap! What a bunch of screwed up priorities.
I should be able to log into a political discussion group and not be subjected to private stuff like this.
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