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THE WEINER FACTOR

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Vote Tuesday, November 8! Pic:R.T.

By Steven R. Maher

It’s the factor that every campaign forgot to take into consideration. It went unnoticed by the supercomputers and embryo artificial intelligence units. The finest political minds and most brilliant pundits didn’t see it coming. That’s the re-emergence of former New York Congressman Anthony Weiner, a.k.a. Carlos Danger, as a figure of extraordinary importance on the national stage. Americans will apparently have to get used to an R rating for their nightly news.

Weiner become a consummate figure of ridicule to liberals and conservatives after he resigned from Congress in 2011. Weiner was disgraced after he was found “sexting” to half a dozen women. This didn’t stop Weiner from making two runs for New York Mayor, and further scandals over an inability to control a self-destructive urge to text half naked pictures of himself to unwilling recipients. The media reported the FBI came across emails “pertinent” to the Clinton email scandal after seizing Weiner’s computer during an investigation of Weiner’s alleged texting to a fifteen-year-old girl. In May 2010 Weiner married Huma Abedin, a close aide of Hillary Clinton and her chief of staff.

Future generations are likely to talk of the “Weiner Factor” in the same context as “October surprise.” Anthony Weiner is the perfect symbol of all that is wrong with American politics – young people “sexting” without regard for the future impact on their lives, the low level to which political discourse has sunk, a country made cynical by the belief of both the Clintons and Donald J. Trump that they are entitled to special privileges not available to other Americans.

Significance unknown

For those of you who haven’t been near a television set this weekend, on Friday October 28, 2016, FBI Director James Comey sent a three-paragraph letter to the Chairmen of various Congressional committees updating his sworn testimony on the original investigation of Hillary Clinton’s email servers. As Comey knew, this was immediately leaked to the press.

In the letter, Comey said the emails were “pertinent” to the Clinton email investigation but “we don’t know the significance of this newly discovered collection of emails.” Comey said the FBI would investigate the newly discovered emails to determine if they contained classified data.

Comey’s letter set off a firestorm. Coming only eleven days before the November 8 Presidential election, it couldn’t have been better timed from Trump’s perspective. Overnight, the news cycle and trajectory of the campaign changed.

Why did Comey do this?

Three different theories have appeared on the Internet as to why Comey did this:

One theory is that Comey felt he inflicted damage on the FBI by refusing to indict Clinton in July 2016. Comey was trying to recover lost reputation by reopening the Clinton inquiry. This writer suspects this is the mostly likely scenario.

A second theory is that the FBI wants to stop further attention to WikiLeaks by having the Clinton investigation reopened. Since this theory assumes Comey was trying to do the Clintons a favor, with friends like Comey, Clinton would no longer need her vast legions of enemies.

The third theory is the Weiner probe turned up something so incriminating of Hillary Clinton that Comey wanted to cover his rear end by making it known before the election. This is possible, but highly unlikely. If anything, Clinton has been thorough in covering up her tracks. She erased and then bleached her hard drive to destroy 31,000 emails. It is inconceivable that Clinton’s best friend retained incriminating data on her home computer. Logic would indicate that such data has been completely erased long ago, if it ever existed.
Clinton and her surrogates have been angrily demanding that Comey release the documents referenced in his October 28, 2016 letter to the Congressmen. Would Clinton be doing this if she didn’t know there was nothing incriminating on her chief of staff’s computer?

What impact this will have on the election is unknown at the time this is being written. This columnist believes that it will undoubtedly motivate Trump supporters and the “Never Trump” enthusiasts to come out of the woodwork to vote. Watching Fox News while writing this, it was noteworthy that Fox was unable to find any Clinton voters willing to say they switched from Clinton to Trump. Most of them were aware of the latest controversy, but unwilling to change their vote because of it. As the pundits are so fond of saying, the shadiness of Clinton’s background may be “baked in,” i.e. already taken into account by voters.

However this comes out, Anthony Weiner is now a living legend. His twisted and apparently uncontrollable sexual desires destroyed Weiner’s own career, ruined his wife’s life, and may have changed the course of world history. There is no doubt the “Weiner factor” took the country as much by surprise as his text messages astonished the women who opened them up.

Whoresville

By Rosalie Tirella

Congressman Anthony Weiner’s weenie has gone viral via Tweets that were sent to at least six women (college kids) with an “@” as opposed to a “D.” The “D” should stand for “Dumb ass” and no more. The liberal Democrat, who was known for his womanizing long before he got married to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s long-time staffer, was caught doing wihat everybody in America seems to be doing: baring their privates to the world, baring their boobs to all of America and the world over the Internet, baring thier butt cracks over their Iphones, showing off shlongs galore.

Congressman Weiner was just doing what everyone else in America is doing – acting like a whore, starring (over the Internet) in their personal porn home movies. OOOOH! How titillating! Weiner should not be pressured to leave office just because he was aping the crassiest of Ameircans. He should not be pressured to seek mental health counseling. He is as sick as 90% of the population. He I want him to stay in office: he is a liberal Democrat who is right on the issues and not afraid to take on the conservatives, who are the real menace to America. Weiner is not afraid to embrace and defend progressive politics. Yeah, he loves to do so on TV, but that’s OK. We Dems need more bull dogs like Weiner. We do not need to muzzle him – or castrate him.

Look around you, people! We are a nation of Anthony Weiners! Spend two seconds around a bunch of teenaged boys – as I did recently – and you see this: 15-year-old boys hovering over a smart phone and looking at photos of girls. “I’m really into lips,” says one kid.

Into lips?

Of course, he’s into lips! The Internet has allowed us to zoom in on body parts, cut and paste them every which way we like. Of course, we don’t see the whole person (head to toe) any more – let alone that person’s personality or soul.

It is a soul-less time we live in!

No time for love! We are more than objectified! We are merely a bunch of body parts – like the chicken pieces at the grocery store. You want only breasts? We got ’em! All packaged real nice! A leg man? Here’s the package! We won’t mention the parts you won’t see in your grocer’s fridge – just go online for that!

How about this nugget from a totally different group of teenaged guys?: “Wow. Like she was the best looking -and she was only 15!” said one kid to another (he was probably around 19 years of age).

Look outside your window and see the 13 and 14 yearold girls walk by – looking like utter whores. Skin tight shirts, velour tops, pierced belly buttons, boob baring tees, low riding jean with thongs and butt cracks exposed for all to see. (I remember my fellow students at Burncoat High Schoool in the late 1970s. Our “uniforms”? Jeans and tee shirts. Izod shirts and these very demure sweaters. Curdoroy pants. Earth Shoes for cripes sake!!! No one was sexed up. Yet all the girls seemed so pretty … .

But back to whoresville – America 2011. A 61-year-old man I know once had a 15 year old girl sit next to him at the old Foothills Theatre. She had her leg against his leg the entire show! After the curtains closed she turned back to look at him – knowingly. (And don’t you know I vented MY feelings re: this instance of whoresville in Worcester. His fault and hers – mostly his – he was the adult)

Like I said, whoresville. Right in Worcester. Personified in a young, white, middle class Worcester County girl. And the pig old man who didn’t set boundaries.

Our girls sexualized beyond belief … .

It is OK for adults to sext, have virtual sex, etc, if it’s to/with a consenting adult. But more and more, this behavior is coopted by our teens – children really.

Weiner is not sorry for what he has done. He is only sorry that he was caught doing what most of America does. Desperate to keep his Congressional seat, he has told the world he is sick and will go into treatment. For what? Being a sex addict? If that’s the case, what about former President Bill Clinton, a guy who could never ever keep his “boy” in the corral? What about John F. Kennedy, one of my heroes? Jackie O. knew her husband was cheating with just about everybody – while president of the USA – and yet the male reporters kept his whoring hush hush. Maryln Monroe sang “Happy Birthday” to him in her breathy, come-hither voice and the world swooned.

I love Marilyn Monroe – she was a briliant actress and wanted her whole life to be recognized as an intellectual. That’s why she married playwright Miller. That’s why she studied Method Acting under Kazan and read, read, read. Would she Tweet? Would she promote her movies over YouTube and FaceBook?

What would Marilyn think of these slutty times?