Weinergate

That’s it? With all of the other drama going on with politicians, all Anthony Weiner could come up with was flashing his piece on Twitter? Then lying about it? #cmonson! I saw one of the pics on TV, and despite the top of his face being cut off, you could obviously tell it was him. When you have interestiing looks such as his, you may want to cut your whole head out of the photo. A little old lady on the news wanted to know why he felt he could even act out like that because “he’s very nerdy looking; he’s no Kennedy!” (I died btw) Somebody I’ve spoken with wanted to know how he could have possibly been wasting time on Twitter when our government needs an overhaul? I had to remind him of the nature of our government and their working hours. No need to single out Anthony Weiner.

But have I missed something? Is there a special club for politicians who like to share their body parts? The club is growing. But Anthony Weiner is different. He refuses to resign, his wife has not been by his side in public. Smart woman. He openly let loose a pic on Twitter meaning to send it in a DM? Dumb man. You don’t have to @ a person in a DM. I know that I’ve almost accidentally DM’ed the wrong person before. But at least I was on the DM screen!

It’s a wrap for privacy  Social media offers all sorts of levels of transparency. So much so, that even if you lock your stuff up tight, you can still be found out through whom you associate with. (Some of you may want to reread that part.) –>You can still be found out through whom you associate with. Don’t do anything that you don’t feel comfortable enough saying “YUP! I did it!” because you’re going to look crazy.

I wasn’t really concerned about what Anthony Weiner did until he lied about it, and then when I was reminded that he just got married. Dude, I can’t co-sign you now. I don’t believe that just because someone sexts, that they can’t do their jobs properly. You know how many brilliant people show up to the job high or drunk? But the lying is wack. Also, just because someone is a political figure doesn’t automatically make them a rolemodel. Afraid of your kids seeing poor rolemodels on television? Simple, cut it off. Nobody else is responsible for your child but you.

Although I don’t condone  Anthony Weiner’s actions, I don’t think he should step down. If he wasn’t abusing children, public money or breaking the law, I don’t care. I’m also not sure what goes on in personal life or bedroom, but nothing justifies cheating. I’m struggling trying to figure out why some men even do this. He JUST got married, was doing this BEFORE he got married, yet STILL got married. If he wanted to be single to sext other women he should have remained single. Sounds simple. I give credit to the men who go about it that way. I’m not sure what Mrs. Weiner is going to do, but I would have done the D.I.P.  I would have left him just off the strength that he was doing this prior to being married. Had this been a first time offense, I probably would have forgiven it.

This whole debacle probably would have morphed into a Spitzer style mess had he not slipped up like he did. He should consider himself lucky because he’ll likely redeem himself later on down the line as he still has some support. However, he’s not being well received by a lot of his peers, so resignation will probably be the end result. We’re publicly watching him crack under the pressure. So much for sticking it out.

Marriage Equality?

Pardon me, but why is gay marriage an issue? In light of everything else going on in the world, US politicians are focusing on it like deliberations are even necessary. I find it offensive. For a country to be “so” deeply rooted in freedom and liberty, what’s the problem? Can someone explain to me why the publicly unharmful things other people do in their lives is our business?

I would like to hear one valid, non-religious reason why Gay marriages shouldn’t be legal. Don’t worry, I’ll wait.

Oh ok.

In the United States there’s a little something called separation of church and state. Your religious values have no place in lawmaking. I fault our capitalist country for causing confusion by giving the allusion that religion has a place in government. The genius idea of putting “In God We Trust” on currency is not about God but about the worshipping of the almighty dollar. That is what everything is about isn’t it?

Polticians love using their stance on social issues as a means to get into office. What about issues that affect all of us? Instead of homing in on individual groups as a platform to success, why not focus on education or jobs? Instead the government insists on making it okay to dictate the personal lives of its citizens. This is wrong.

As a Black woman, I find it preposterous to not be in agreement with marriage equality and gay rights. There was a time where I would not have been able to get married because of my skin color as though I were an abomination. There was a time where I would not have been able to vote. Would I want someone else to have to go through that? Nope. For the Black Christians who are in disagreement, I don’t understand you. The same Bible you clutch is the same word misused to justify slavery and other atrocities laid upon our race. But ok. I’m not saying every Black person should be an activist but I believe that separation of church and state should be exercised. What you or even Bishop Eddie Long O_o do behind closed doors is between you and your God and the actions of others have no bearing on that. What you don’t do won’t “save” them and what they do won’t send you to “hell.” Don’t unjustly persecute others in the same manner of which you have been persecuted.

I’ll never get why some people are so concerned with the private lives of others. It’s a shame how people could be SO intolerant that they would rather others suffer, than to not even have to live, but just only witness something they don’t agree with. Selfish.
 
Live and let live.