Weiner admits sending photos. Will he be forced to resign?

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  1. raristud

    raristud Member

    "After days of denials, a choked-up New York Democratic Rep. Anthony Weiner confessed Monday that he tweeted a photo of his bulging underpants to a woman and admitted to "inappropriate" exchanges with six women before and after getting married. He apologized for lying but said he would not resign."

    Weiner admits he sent lewd picture; won't quit - Yahoo! News
     
  2. Kizmet

    Kizmet Moderator Staff Member

    Is he being prosecuted?
     
  3. Randell1234

    Randell1234 Moderator Staff Member

    I don't think so. Who cares...I am more concerned that someone is a Democrat vs. sending pictures in his underpants :boggled:
     
  4. Maniac Craniac

    Maniac Craniac Moderator Staff Member

    I tried to think of reasons to care about this story, but I got distracted by real news along the way. Nonetheless, since I have nothing else to post about today...

    Rep. Weiner is extremely entertaining, but is ultimately a hypocrite who forcefully called for the new healthcare bill while quietly requesting that New York get a waiver from that same bill.

    Now Republicans, even the ones who have been publicly outed as adulterers, will claim moral high ground over him and blame liberalism for... I don't know, something about "the children" I suppose?

    In other news, interesting things are happening... somewhere. Unconfirmed reports are coming in that at least one person still has a life- however the Skeptics Society has released a statement saying that no such life exists and the American Counsel of Philosophy is still divided on what, if anything, that life means.
     
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  5. truckie270

    truckie270 New Member

    Did anyone who watched his incoherent explanations really think that he was not the one who sent the photo? What a distraction. Good thing that they are covering this so heavily rather than things that matter to most people. At least now there is something to talk to the cashier at the grocery store about to draw your attention away from the fact that you are spening more money each week for the same items. The whole lot of them are a big dissapointment.
     
  6. raristud

    raristud Member

    Yes. Politicians from both sides of the isle have done not good things.

    Sex Scandals Through the Years: Both Parties Even - Newsweek

    The healthcare waiver for New York was discussed in the following article. I agree that it appears he's being a hypocrite. Anthony Weiner: Waiver might work for New York - Kate Nocera - POLITICO.com

    As far as prosecuting Weiner, I don't know if any charges are being filed or what reprimands will result. I wonder if there is hope on capital hill among some Democrats that the public will forgive, move on, and forget. What I believe will happen is that Weiner will be quietly pressured to resign or he may just decide not to run, as was the case with Larry Craig.

    What are the presidents thoughts on "Weinergate"? YouTube - ‪Obama Brushes the Dirt Off‬‏
     
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  7. TEKMAN

    TEKMAN Semper Fi!

    It is not a big deal his photo was exposed on the Internet, but the big deal that he lied to the public. He blamed on hackers exploited his Twitter account.

    Well, his surname is Weiner...then what do you expect, of course nudity. :biggrin:
     
  8. SteveFoerster

    SteveFoerster Resident Gadfly

    He can't be forced to resign over this. All he's done was lie publicly about the matter, and if that alone were grounds for removal from office then there would be no politicians left.

    -=Steve=-
     
  9. imalcolm

    imalcolm New Member

    That OUGHT to be grounds for removal.
     
  10. Randell1234

    Randell1234 Moderator Staff Member

    They all lie. By the way, love the surname comment!
     
  11. TEKMAN

    TEKMAN Semper Fi!

    Dr. Randell,

    I have a second thought about Weiner resignation. He shouldn't resign or force to be resigned. In fact, he should run for the Presidency because America need more WEINER over PUSSY in the whitehouse. hahaha :biggrin:
     
  12. b4cz28

    b4cz28 New Member

    What? That did not fit your post at all....had to get a jab in at the right did we?
     
  13. Maniac Craniac

    Maniac Craniac Moderator Staff Member

    It fit my post perfectly. That is the natural aftermath to be deduced from the preceeding events. Politics is a three-ring circus where the only thing to be expected is that they are all hypocrites and will continue to behave themselves, and speak to others, in ways that a kindergarten teacher would never allow in class. To me, politics and polititian are dirty words. Ok, fine- I admire the Mayor of Whoville, but I highly doubt that he was elected democratically.
     
  14. b4cz28

    b4cz28 New Member

    Veiwed as a jab at politics in general it kind of funny!
     
  15. raristud

    raristud Member

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  16. Kizmet

    Kizmet Moderator Staff Member

    Here's why it matters. If he hasn't broken any laws then it just becomes a PR issue. That means that if you throw enough money at it you can change the minds of most Americans (it's that nasty short term memory thing, remember?) You may not like it but he is not required to resign and anyone who is THAT narcissistic isn't going to resign easily. He may be embarrassed right now but I'll bet he still runs for mayor of NYC.

    Everyone remembers Monica Lewinski but Bill Clinton seems to be doing quite well these days. Americans love scandals but they also love their bad boys.
     
  17. Kizmet

    Kizmet Moderator Staff Member

  18. Maniac Craniac

    Maniac Craniac Moderator Staff Member

    I find their literature interesting, and tend to find myself even more skeptical than your average skeptic- at least your avergage skeptic who blogs. Of course, they'd never let me into their little club because my inquiring mind has determined, with certitude, the existance of *gasp* God. Let the childish ridicule and shameless ad hominem begin...
     
  19. Kizmet

    Kizmet Moderator Staff Member

    I found a copy of the magazine once in a Barnes & Noble bookstore and bought it out of curiosity. There was some interesting stuff in it. To me, the most interesting part is the basic idea of critically examining everything. In my experience, most people just accept what they are told by their parents, teachers, etc. and never really think things through themselves.
     
  20. Maniac Craniac

    Maniac Craniac Moderator Staff Member

    That is what I most like about skepticism, and why I generally have a positive opinion about skeptic websites. I've been entirely disapointed to learn that much of what my parents and school teachers tried to teach me was incorrect. Not meaning simply that my opinion differs from theirs, but that their "facts" were incorrect, and I've at times found myself embarassed when someone points out to me that what I've always "known" isn't even true. This disapointment is hightened now that I work mainly in classrooms and have to force my mouth shut when the teachers impart to their students urban legends, folk knowledge and backwards logic as authoritatively as they teach spelling and arithmatic.
     

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