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Fri May 19, 2017, 11:57 AM

The Latest: Anthony Weiner cries while apologizing in court

Source: Associated Press



11:25 a.m.

Former U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner is crying in court as he apologizes to the 15-year-old girl with whom he exchanged sexually explicit texts.

The judge accepted Weiner's guilty plea Friday to a charge of transmitting sexual material to a minor. He agreed to not appeal any sentence between 21 and 27 months in prison.

The Democratic former congressman apologized to the 15-year-old, saying, "I have a sickness, but I do not have an excuse." The judge told him he would have to register as a sex offender.

The FBI began investigating Weiner in September after the 15-year-old North Carolina girl told a tabloid news site that she and Weiner had exchanged lewd messages for several months. She also accused him of asking her to undress on camera.



Read more: http://www.mcclatchydc.com/news/politics-government/national-politics/article151483872.html

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Reply The Latest: Anthony Weiner cries while apologizing in court (Original post)
DonViejo May 2017 OP
luvMIdog May 2017 #1
nini May 2017 #2
snooper2 May 2017 #5
nini May 2017 #7
elleng May 2017 #10
Me. May 2017 #30
dalton99a May 2017 #3
Blue_Adept May 2017 #4
yallerdawg May 2017 #6
KWR65 May 2017 #8
WoonTars May 2017 #19
Ohioblue22 May 2017 #23
gopiscrap May 2017 #9
Jose Garcia May 2017 #11
gopiscrap May 2017 #12
Jose Garcia May 2017 #16
gopiscrap May 2017 #18
alcibiades_mystery May 2017 #43
Freddie May 2017 #13
AngryAmish May 2017 #14
dixiegrrrrl May 2017 #38
thesquanderer May 2017 #15
Jose Garcia May 2017 #17
thesquanderer May 2017 #21
choie May 2017 #29
dixiegrrrrl May 2017 #39
brooklynite May 2017 #20
thesquanderer May 2017 #22
hamsterjill May 2017 #35
Seasider May 2017 #24
mn9driver May 2017 #34
Kaleva May 2017 #25
dixiegrrrrl May 2017 #36
Kaleva May 2017 #41
dixiegrrrrl May 2017 #42
Doodley May 2017 #26
dixiegrrrrl May 2017 #40
Fluke a Snooker May 2017 #27
Bleacher Creature May 2017 #28
jb5150 May 2017 #31
Bleacher Creature May 2017 #37
beaglelover May 2017 #32
mahina May 2017 #33
question everything May 2017 #44

Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri May 19, 2017, 11:58 AM

1. no sympathy for him from me- none

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri May 19, 2017, 11:59 AM

2. What a damn waste

He could've done some good things.

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Response to nini (Reply #2)

Fri May 19, 2017, 12:08 PM

5. Not really he has always been a piece of shit

"In July 2008, The New York Times characterized Weiner as one of the most intense and demanding of bosses, describing him as often working long hours with his staff, requiring them to be in constant contact via BlackBerry, frequently yelling at them, and occasionally throwing office furniture in anger. As a result, according to the Times, he had one of the highest staff turnover rates of any member of Congress, "

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Response to snooper2 (Reply #5)

Fri May 19, 2017, 12:15 PM

7. Oh he's an asshole for sure

However, he did speak on the right side of issues when others wouldn't.

Like I said.. a waste - on many levels.

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Response to nini (Reply #7)

Fri May 19, 2017, 12:21 PM

10. Yes, nini,

he did speak on the right side of issues when others wouldn't.

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Response to nini (Reply #2)

Fri May 19, 2017, 02:10 PM

30. I Quite Agree

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri May 19, 2017, 12:00 PM

3. He'll go home and take more pics of his wiener

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri May 19, 2017, 12:06 PM

4. People with problems must be mocked.

It's unfortunate that his issues dragged down so many. Hopefully he'll get help and be able to move forward because I don't like to wish ill on people.

It's not the same but similar to people who with pedophilia tendencies. This is an area that's so undiagnosed and looked at because the instinct is to shun and cull people like that instead of trying to understand their wiring and how to help them away from it.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri May 19, 2017, 12:11 PM

6. Addiction is a disease.

Addiction is characterized by compulsion despite harmful consequences.

This is a tragic story for everyone involved - just like millions of other stories that affect each and everyone of us.

I hope they all get well!

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri May 19, 2017, 12:18 PM

8. Like all sexual predators he is only sorry that he was caught.

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Response to KWR65 (Reply #8)

Fri May 19, 2017, 01:05 PM

19. This

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Response to KWR65 (Reply #8)

Fri May 19, 2017, 01:14 PM

23. like anyone who commits any crime

 

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri May 19, 2017, 12:19 PM

9. I have sympathy for him because he is a Democrat

if he was a repuke I wouldn't give a fuck about him. However because he is a Democrat it meant that his heart was initially looking out for the good of people instead of just trying to rip people off like repukes do

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Response to gopiscrap (Reply #9)

Fri May 19, 2017, 12:25 PM

11. Or perhaps he was a Democrat because he knew that he had little chance of being elected in NYC as a

Republican.

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Response to Jose Garcia (Reply #11)

Fri May 19, 2017, 12:27 PM

12. if you look at most of work

he was pretty Democratic

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Response to gopiscrap (Reply #12)

Fri May 19, 2017, 12:57 PM

16. If he acted like a Republican, he may have had trouble getting reelected

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Response to Jose Garcia (Reply #16)

Fri May 19, 2017, 12:59 PM

18. I don't give a shit why you vote progressive

just so long as you do. Also I don't give a fuck what you outside of your voting, just so long as you toe the progressive/liberal line. You could be Ted Bundy or Charles Manson for all I care, if you vote the way I want you to, I'll keep on re-electing you!

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Response to gopiscrap (Reply #9)

Fri May 19, 2017, 11:16 PM

43. Gone full troll on this issue?

 

Good Lord, there's so much more to come with Trump and company. Why flame out now?

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri May 19, 2017, 12:28 PM

13. The one with his little boy in the picture

That did it for me. Child abuse.
Is Huma still divorcing him? Hope so.
I agree with others, his dick probably cost us the White House.

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Response to Freddie (Reply #13)

Fri May 19, 2017, 12:36 PM

14. It looks like she is staying with him.

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Response to AngryAmish (Reply #14)

Fri May 19, 2017, 06:20 PM

38. Huma Abedin Attorneys Filing Her Divorce Papers After Anthony Weiner Guilty Plea

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Response to thesquanderer (Reply #15)

Fri May 19, 2017, 12:58 PM

17. Gotta love a headline with the phrases "hard on" and "Anthony Weiner" in it

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Response to Jose Garcia (Reply #17)

Fri May 19, 2017, 01:08 PM

21. LOL - didn't even notice! (n/t)

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Response to thesquanderer (Reply #15)

Fri May 19, 2017, 02:06 PM

29. I would not take any article

That quotes the NY Post seriously.

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Response to thesquanderer (Reply #15)

Fri May 19, 2017, 06:21 PM

39. Huma Abedin Attorneys Filing Her Divorce Papers After Anthony Weiner Guilty Plea

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri May 19, 2017, 01:07 PM

20. I once met his former Chief of Staff...she had become a dog-walker.

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Response to brooklynite (Reply #20)

Fri May 19, 2017, 01:10 PM

22. Pretty much the same job, following a dog and cleaning up the shit. (n/t)

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Response to thesquanderer (Reply #22)

Fri May 19, 2017, 02:35 PM

35. Today's trophy for making me laugh!

I needed to laugh. Thank you!

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri May 19, 2017, 01:22 PM

24. The worst part is he will have to register as a Sex Offender

so even if he gets a light jail sentence and gets all the therapy and support he needs, he'll be blacklisted wherever he goes.

Now if he was a Republican, all he would have to do is cry on camera about how he sinned and that he has gotten on his knees and begged the Lord for forgiveness and then he'll be back in business.

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Response to Seasider (Reply #24)

Fri May 19, 2017, 02:31 PM

34. That is as it should be.

Having had the misfortune to be related to a similar offender, these folks are never far from relapsing, no matter how long they have been jailed or how much treatment they have gotten. Especially in the age of internet porn.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri May 19, 2017, 01:40 PM

25. Hillary and Huma are to blame for this?

"The source close to the family told the Post that “the pressures of the campaign and presidential race ... and him drifting off into obscurity” were to blame for the couple’s troubles and for Weiner’s most recent incident."

http://thehill.com/homenews/news/325854-huma-abedin-working-hard-on-marriage-with-anthony-weiner-following-separation

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Response to Kaleva (Reply #25)

Fri May 19, 2017, 03:04 PM

36. Bullshit. The problem is HIM, no matter what is going on in his world.

I am so tired of hearing these excuses by folks who have compulsive issues, that the problem is always
somebody/something else.
" I don't need to change, the world needs to change".

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Response to dixiegrrrrl (Reply #36)

Fri May 19, 2017, 09:56 PM

41. I agree with you

Seems like there is some effort to put the blame on Huma being gone from home working on Hillary's campaign though. I wouldn't be surprized if Weiner was trying that angle on Huma.

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Response to Kaleva (Reply #41)

Fri May 19, 2017, 10:52 PM

42. She gets a pass from me, considering he has been in treatment since the first time he got caught.

Judging from some language he used in front of the Judge, he knows the program, but "relapsed" as he calls it.
Legally, now that he is a sex offender, he cannot be around any grandchildren/nieces, etc he might have.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri May 19, 2017, 01:42 PM

26. Did he know she was underage?

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Response to Doodley (Reply #26)

Fri May 19, 2017, 06:23 PM

40. Yes...

Mr. Weiner told the court that in January 2016, he was contacted by — and began exchanging online messages with — “a stranger who said that she was a high school student, and who I understood to be 15 years old.”


https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/19/nyregion/anthony-weiner-guilty-plea-sexting.html?smid=tw-nytimes&smtyp=cur

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri May 19, 2017, 01:43 PM

27. Getting Trump elected doesn't help, either

Without the investigation, no fake email scandal material for James Comey to steal the election by announcing this crap.

That poor 15-year-old girl...not only does she have to live through the personal nightmare of being an online rape victim, but she's also got to live with the fact she was the victim in the crime that provided heretofore unknown evidence that got Trump elected. That's one hell of a burden to bear for the rest of her life. I hope she has plenty of support.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri May 19, 2017, 01:51 PM

28. Unlike Republicans, party affiliation isn't enough to prevent me from speaking out against predators

He preyed on young girls and I'm glad he's being punished.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri May 19, 2017, 02:13 PM

31. I don't care if he had a "D" in front of his name,

doing what he did is wrong ... period.

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Response to jb5150 (Reply #31)

Fri May 19, 2017, 03:36 PM

37. Yep.

Very different from how Republicans responded to the Access Hollywood tape, or the one where Trump bragged about being able to walk in on beauty pageant contestants in their dressing room.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri May 19, 2017, 02:17 PM

32. Fucking creep. Go away, FAR away. Never want to hear from you again.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri May 19, 2017, 02:28 PM

33. How about apologizing to the rest of us? Thanks, creep. You may have swung the election.

POS.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sat May 20, 2017, 12:26 AM

44. And yet..

Why did this 15-year old continue to "exchange lewd messages" - emphasis on exchange - and then she went to the tabloid?

Yes, I know, he is the adult. Still, hard to look at this 15-year old as an innocent victim. Today's 15-year olds are as experienced and seductive as 25 year old several generations ago.

This is not to excuse him but still...

OK, start shooting.

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