September 25th, 2017

Anthony Weiner will be going to jail

Here’s the story.

One of the worst things about his offense was that it occurred years after his compulsive sexting behavior was first caught and led to his disgrace. His political career was over, his marriage was on life support, and yet he persisted in his behavior.

From Weiner in court: “I was a very sick man for a long period of time, but I am responsible for the damage I have done…I have no excuse.”

No, there really is none, although the story of the 15-year-old he was sex-Skyping with (is that a word?) is awfully strange, too. Let me say at the outset that her role in this cannot and should not affect Weiner’s guilt—he is guilty, guilty, guilty, both morally and legally, and in addition he knew she was only 15—but here’s the girl’s story, according to Weiner’s lawyers:

[Weiner’s lawyers] said he never sought out teenagers on the internet and didn’t engage in other predatory behaviors typical of those arrested in similar cases [of sexting with minors]…

The lawyers said the crime resulted from “untreated addiction and profit-seeking curiosity.” Then they explained that Weiner had caught the eye of “a curious high school student, looking to generate material for a book the government has disclosed she is now shopping to publishers.”

They said the high school student documented their interactions from the outset, selectively photographing her phone to preserve messages otherwise designed to vanish, before selling her story to a British tabloid for $30,000.

“After the election was over, the high school student told government investigators that [affecting the US election] had been one of her goals from the outset,” the lawyers wrote.

Well, that information came from Weiner’s lawyers, didn’t it? So perhaps it’s not true? I did a bit of research on that, and discovered a cesspool of information (a lot of it in the British papers) concerning the actual messages and photos and what was said by Weiner to the girl, and interviews she has later given. I’ve decided not to link any of it; if you want to look for yourself, be my guest. The whole thing is too revolting, but as far as I can see the lawyer’s statements I quoted above are basically true.

Weiner is certainly “a sick man.” That said, despite the compulsive nature of his acts, he is an adult with free will, and he should have thrown all of his computers and tablets and cellphones into New York Harbor rather than continue behavior so morally bankrupt.

And so likely to destroy him in the end. Which makes him not only a very sick man and an immoral man but a stupid man as well. And it’s that last part that may be the most puzzling of all.

26 Responses to “Anthony Weiner will be going to jail”

  1. parker Says:

    Carlos Danger is a very sick man. A few years ago he was a rising star in the dnc, married to a muslim brotherhood wife, and a protected chick under the wing of the Clintons. His only hope is that prison and half way house detention for 3 years might wean him of his addiction. What a sad idiot.

  2. Dave Says:

    reminds me of black life matter. If the belief that cops will give you a death penalty for the most trivial offense such as stealing a pack cigarette in a convenient store doesn’t deter these young black men from committing so many petty crimes, someone must have some sort of compulsory petty crime committing mental illness.

  3. Frog Says:

    “Sick” does not apply. It is idiomatic for any form of craziness, i.e. mental illnesses, which as illnesses deserve our mercy and our treatment.
    He is indeed immoral, but he cannot objectively be called stupid. His past is littered with victories, including marrying Abedin, which makes her and those who voted for him stupider than him.

    He is also lazy, too lazy to clean up after himself, too lazy to stay on the Democratic up-escalator. Most con men are at heart lazy, but clever, often wickedly so. He coulda been a contender!
    Bottom line in my book is that he is evil.

  4. steve walsh Says:

    Couldn’t agree more Neo. He was the adult in this and so is wholly responsible.

  5. charles Says:

    And remember, he is the man that Hillary recommended for her assistant, Huma Abedin.

    Ha! Those two ladies sure can pick them, can’t they!

  6. miklos000rosza Says:

    Well, he’s a compulsive masturbator. I wonder if he’ll have access to the internet in prison.

  7. Alan F Says:

    Of course I feel sorry for the victims of people like Weiner. Before this compulsion became news, I already had a strong dislike for him purely for his dogmatic Democrat political positions. So, I am happy with this news of his humiliation and punishment.

    Another man who got similar humiliation and punishment is Bernie Ward. If you have never heard of Bernie Ward, that is testimonial of how the MSM ignores embarrassing stories about leftist heroes. Ward was a regular, prime-time talk-show host on San Francisco’s top radio station, KGO 810 am. I came to despise Bernie Ward because as a champion of illegal immigration, he insulted me by implying that anyone who disagrees with him is a racist. So, imagine my happiness when I heard the news that he was sentenced to prison for seven years for forwarding child pornography. I don’t think the local MSM gave this story much attention.

  8. Ymar Sakar Says:

    Demoncrats love people like Weiner, so easy to setup honey traps and get black mail to make him into a puppet. Same for KGB and CIA.

  9. Ymar Sakar Says:

    Epstein got 12 months, most of it where he was free to leave and go to many places.

    This is the version of America’s exceptional justice enforced by humans, you see.

  10. Ymar Sakar Says:

    There’s also Ted Kennedy and OJ Simpson.

    Meanwhile whites and blacks can get executed at Waco 1, 2, Ruby Ridge, and in DC, without anybody bothering to do much other than clap to congratulate the Capital police executioners.

    Such an imbalanced system cannot stand up to the scrutiny of the so called idealistic Rule of Law. Somebody is ruling, but the law is basically for little people and those without the power and influence of DC.

  11. huxley Says:

    Did Hillary blame Weiner in her I-Was-Supposed-To-Be-Prezzy book?

    She is keen on blaming Comey, particularly his final go-round on Hillary a week or so before the election, which hinged on the Hillary emails found on Weiner’s laptop discovered during the Weiner sexting investigation.

    I can imagine the unsavory confluence of Hillary’s emails and Weiner’s sexting being the last straw for some voters.

    It was perfect — Hillary’s treasonous emails being sent illegally by Huma to be printed out illegally by Weiner on the laptop he was using to prey on underage girls.

    Pure poetry.

  12. LindaF Says:

    I would love to see just how that girl decided on Weiner. Was this a plot by Clinton, or anti-Clinton forces to dump an unwanted hanger-on? I know that she is a minor, and her story will not come out for years – but, it would be interesting to see how this plays out.

    Will she get prestigious scholarships to elite institutions?

    Will she receive internships? Jobs? Access for a long time to come?

    Will she eventually tire of reaping the rewards for her actions in bringing down Weiner? Will she come clean about how this all happened?

    Because I don’t believe that she just HAPPENED to chose Weiner for this – there is a hidden mover.

    Wouldn’t be surprised if Soros is involved – or, one of his puppets.

  13. miklos000rosza Says:

    When I had a spell as a minor literary star I was contacted at one time or another by a number of would-be groupies or female fans. I was always polite, and in a couple of cases even was rather friendly in return.

    However, one time I received an email from “virginslave18,” accompanied by a lovely picture of a goth teen — and I ran like hell. Her real name was April, she said, and she was right here in town. When did I want to etc…?

    I’ve been known to justify almost any foolishness as “research,” but I didn’t think I was likely to find out anything by going down this path I could not more profitably, if necessary, make up.

  14. Susanamantha Says:

    The real mystery behind this is why Huma Abedin and Anthony Weiner were married in the first place and how much her connection, through her family, with the Muslim Brotherhood, influenced Ms Clinton.

  15. Ymar Sakar Says:

    Weiner is certainly “a sick man.” That said, despite the compulsive nature of his acts, he is an adult with free will, and he should have thrown all of his computers and tablets and cellphones into New York Harbor rather than continue behavior so morally bankrupt.

    Bleach bit, running a super magnet over the hard drive storages?

  16. Cap'n Rusty Says:

    Neo said after doing the research, that the lawyers’ statements she quoted were basically true. In other words, reprehensible as he may be, Weiner might have been, to a certain extent, set up by the teenage girl.

    About 30 years ago, in the county where I lived in Virginia, a child molester was caught and charged with murder. Lurid details had made it into the papers and the populace was all for lynching him. The well-respected President of the local bar association defended him at trial. A European friend was flabbergasted that any lawyer, much less such a successful lawyer, would defend a “guilty” man. I explained to him that in our system the defendant is presumed innocent, until his guilt is proven beyond a reasonable doubt. The lawyer was defending all of us.

  17. Tatterdemalian Says:

    “Ha! Those two ladies sure can pick them, can’t they!”

    They pick Alpha Males, because they want Alpha Males and they can get Alpha Males. Problem is, Alpha Males only make up 20% of the male population at best, so in order for all the feminists that want Alpha Males to get one, they have to share each one with at least four other women.

    Some women, like Hillary and Huma, think it’s worth it, having to share their husbands with other women just as long as they can still have their Alpha Male. Missing from this mathematical reality is the mental and emotional effects this sharing has upon the Alpha Males themselves, convincing them they are entitled to any woman that catches their eye for a moment, and to hell with what anyone else, even their wives, think of it. Alpha Male can stick his dick in any goddamn hole he wants, and if women don’t like that, they can go be with the Average Joes they spent their whole lives spurning.

  18. neo-neocon Says:

    Cap’n Rusty:

    Yes, our entire legal system rests on the fact that lawyers must be willing to defend what may seem indefensible. When people get angry that a lawyer does this, or that a lawyer raises a particular defense they may find offensive, those people may not understand that this is a safeguard built into the system for all of us. We all are entitled to the best possible defense, and to a lawyer—although of course not all lawyers are equally skilled.

    It does seem as though the girl set him up, which is irrelevant legally and even morally in terms of his guilt, but strange in a 15-year old. Did she think of this on her own? What was her motivation?

    Weiner can’t use the legal defense of entrapment because she was a private citizen rather than a law officer. Even if this had been a case of law officers setting up a sting, they would have had to have entrapped him into committing a crime he wouldn’t have otherwise committed in order for the defense of entrapment to be available to him. For example, if the person he was interacting with had been a law officer impersonating an underage girl, if she was the one who had begun the sexual stuff with him it might be entrapment in the legal sense. As it is, however, since this was actually a real 15-year-old who was a private citizen, it doesn’t even matter if she started it in order to trap him (we don’t know if she started the sexual back-and-forth or not, although we do know she initiated the first contact). “Trapping” is not the same as “entrapment.” And Weiner obliged by falling right into the trap. It doesn’t even matter that he previously had no pattern of interacting sexually with underage women. He did it this time.

  19. neo-neocon Says:

    Ymar Sakar:

    My point was that he should have tossed them in the water BEFORE he did this or when he felt the stirrings of temptation, because he knew his own proclivities and his own weaknesses. Preventative measures.

    Obliterating the record after he did it wouldn’t have worked, because the girl took screen shots and documented the entire thing.

  20. neo-neocon Says:

    miklos:

    Weiner seems to have had an addiction not just to online sex but to danger. He doesn’t seem to have had the sense to back off, and one of his screen names was “Carlos Danger.”

  21. neo-neocon Says:

    LindaF:

    She might have been a freelancer. Teenagers are tremendously sophisticated these days, about both sex and online maneuverings.

    But if she was put up to it—which is definitely a possibility—to my way of thinking it would have more likely been someone on the right, who wanted to hurt Hillary.

  22. huxley Says:

    Teenagers are tremendously sophisticated these days, about both sex and online maneuverings. –neo

    Frightening thought. No doubt true.

  23. Richard Saunders Says:

    On the one hand, we want to keep our children innocent and protected as long as we can, hence the statutory rape rules. On the other hand, our bodies are built to start having sex at puberty, 12-13 or so, have children about 14-18, and die at 40. How we fit our modern version of society to our biology is a continuing problem — see the recent (I think it’s recent, maybe it’s been going on for a long time) spate of female teachers having sex with high school or even middle school boys.

  24. Ymar Sakar Says:

    neo-neocon Says:
    September 26th, 2017 at 1:23 pm

    Unless Weiner started fasting, and recanted his allegiance to Lucifer or the Leftist alliance and became a vassal of Alpha Omega, that’s unlikely to happen.

    Tatterdemalian Says:
    September 26th, 2017 at 1:10 pm

    Your attempt to combine political analysis with Alpha Game or Pick up Artist talk, isn’t a success. All kinds of stuff wrong just from the Alpha Game pov.

    On the note of teenage sexual maturity, there was a note that somebody had auctioned off her virginity on Ebay to pay for college.

  25. Tatterdemalian Says:

    “Your attempt to combine political analysis with Alpha Game or Pick up Artist talk, isn’t a success.”

    What I said is the exact opposite of the con game PUAs run (that any man can be an Alpha Male if he just says this, does that, and pays professional PUAs piles of money for revealing their secrets).

    But obviously you don’t like what I said, and you don’t like PUAs, so in order to deny reality you’ve decided to declare them to be one and the same. So thanks for letting me know I shouldn’t bother trying to reason with you, I guess.

  26. Daniel in Brookline Says:

    Personally, I wonder how long Tony the Tiger will last in prison. Surely the Clintons have some influence there.

    I haven’t seen any analysis to convince me that, without Weiner’s October Surprise, Hillary would have won the election. But it certainly did figure into matters, didn’t it?

    Ultimately — since, as others have pointed out here, it was thanks to Hillary that her bestest pal Huma married Weiner, and Hillary surely must have known that the classified docs she was passing to Huma could wind up on Weiner’s laptop — Hillary had nobody but herself to blame. (Not that she would…)

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