And I would say, "I know it wasn't much. I was just tired. I was exhausted."
And they thought that was my excuse for not posting last night.
And I thought I was explaining why my post last night was so awful.
But that awful post never posted.
So people thought I took the night off when the reality was that I was just so tired that I ended up hitting "Save Now" and not "Publish Post."
David Walsh has a really important article at WSWS:
The Anthony Weiner affair continues to unfold in an entirely disgraceful fashion, with reports that the New York congressman may resign his office in the next few days. Weiner has been pilloried for apparently exchanging suggestive photographs and messages with several women online.
This has been made into a scandal in the usual American manner: the combined efforts of ultra-right dirty tricks operators and the “respectable” mainstream media, in this case, with an increased degree of complicity. The only consequence of such manufactured scandals, which excite the general public hardly at all, is to further degrade politics in the US and push it toward the right. Another symptom of political decay.
Much of the Democratic Party establishment is demanding that Weiner quit. Not a single one of these stalwarts has demonstrated a minimum of principle or backbone. House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi declared Tuesday, for example, that “our caucus understands our concern for the rights of the individual member, but our higher responsibility to our country [is] to uphold a high ethical standard in the Congress in the United States.”
This is the multi-millionaire politician, who, as Speaker of the House in 2007, insisted that impeachment proceedings against George W. Bush, guilty of major war crimes, were “off the table.” A lewd Twitter, now that’s another matter!It really is amazing the way this has become such a huge thing. At this point, as far as we know, no sex act took place. There was no 'cheating' (not that we're married to Weiner).
If I lived in his district, this wouldn't matter to me at all.
It might make me take a closer look at his record. But that's about it.
I've never been big on public stonings, sorry.
And I agree with C.I.'s point that this whole issue is between Weiner and his constituents. If they end up fine with it then it's no one else's business.
"Iraq snapshot" (The Common Ills):