The online drama began Friday when a lewd photo appeared in Weiner's Twitter stream addressed to Cordova but visible to all 40,000 of his Twitter followers. The photo was a crotch shot of a man in form-fitting briefs that left little to the imagination. The tweet was noticed by some of his followers and the link was forwarded.
Weiner has been on the defensive ever since. He states his account was hacked. Cordova denies any relationship with the congressman. So, why is this incident turning in to a scandal?
Among the original 91 people the congressman followed, many were young women, including Cordova. The picture link was sent to Cordova, who lives in the Seattle area and just before the picture link was sent, the congressman tweeted a comment that referred to Seattle. A timeline prepared by one blogger illustrates the Twitter behavior as was visible publicly. The congressman's current Twitter stream clearly shows he was using Twitter just before the picture link was sent and right after.
CNN’s Dana Bash tracked Weiner down for an improvised Q&A and seemed to be the central reporter at Weiner's press briefing on Capitol Hill. If you haven’t seen this train wreck of a media event, please check it out, because the defensive and irritable Weiner (call your doctor if condition persists) only added fuel to the fire with his petulant behavior, rather than fulfilling his wish that this "distraction" would just go away.
In an MSNBC interview today, Weiner said that he did not send the photo. When asked whether the photo was of him, he said he could not confirm or deny with certainty. Furthermore, he has not yet asked the Capitol Police or the FBI to investigate the alleged hacking, a federal offense. Hmmm....
Weiner, who is Jewish, is married to Huma Abedin, a Muslim. Oy Vey! Build a wall fast, Weinermouth. To paraphrase Ricky Ricardo, "Wienie, you got a lot of 'splaining to do!"
The News As I See It: Donald Trump had dinner with Sarah Palin had dinner in New York. The first thing Palin did when she walked into the restaurant was shoot the rodent off his head.
The Supreme Court has upheld Arizona's law which penalizes employers for hiring workers who are in the country illegally. In a related story, in Phoenix, a head of lettuce now costs 137 dollars.
Arnold Schwarzenegger fathered a child with his maid. She kept the child secret for 14 years. John Edwards is going, "Why can't I meet a chick like that?"
President Obozo visited a bar in Ireland last week and drank Guinness. I know it's not great for kids to see the president drinking alcohol, but in his defense, beer goes great with a cigarette.
Sarah Palin may run for President. Doesn’t that thought make you nostalgic for last week when you only thought the world was going to end? Palin has begun a nationwide bus tour, which is a good way for her to learn the names of all the states.
This Date In History: 1792; Kentucky became the 15th state in the United States. 1796; Tennessee became the 16th state in the United States. 1938; The first issue of Action Comics, featuring Superman, was published. 1958; General Charles De Gaulle became the premier of France.
1968; Helen Keller, blind and deaf author-lecturer, died. 1980; Cable News Network (CNN) debuted. 2001; Crown Prince Dipendra of Nepal wiped out most of the royal family before shooting himself.
Picture Of The Day: The pics in order: Top - Weiner is interviewed. Second: Gennette Cordova. Third: Mr. and Mrs. Weiner. Fourth: Budweiser.....
Printable Things I Never Told You: 1) A democrat is just a republican that hasn't been mugged yet. 2) There is no "I" in "Team", but there are four in "Platitude-Quoting Idiot". 3) I saw a big breasted woman wearing a sexy tee shirt with the word "Guess" on it, so I said, "Implants?" 4) A man that stands in the middle of the forest speaking and there is no woman around to hear him is still wrong. 5) Teach a child to be polite and courteous and when he grows up, he'll never be able to edge his car onto the expressway.....and that's five !
Today's Birthday Horoscope: Gemini - June 1st: Just as small peppers are supposed to be the hottest, there may be a small person who's ready to heat up your life. Watch out for the seeds though - they can cause problems. A singles bar may be a surprising place for love to strike today. Of course, you'll leave without getting each others phone numbers or having any chance of meeting again because they just arrived on a cruise ship and don't live anywhere near. Love is like that sometimes.
Birthdays: Jacques Marquette, French missionary and explorer in North America, a Jesuit priest 1637, Brigham Young, religious leader 1801, Francis Edgar Stanley, inventor, manufacturer 1849, William Sloane Coffin, Jr., social activist 1924, Marilyn Monroe, actress 1926, Morgan Freeman, actor 1937.
The AREA 51 Retirement Home Bar And Grill: An old man walks into a cocktail lounge and approaches Maxine sitting by herself. He says, "May I buy you a cocktail?" Maxine replies, "No, thank you, alcohol is bad for my legs." The man says, "Sorry to hear that. Do they swell?" Maxine says, "No, they spread."
A drunk walks into a bar and says to the bartender, "I can fart the star spangled banner in any key you want....for a drink." The bartender says, "You can fart the national anthem in any key? Hell, I will give you three drinks for that!" The drunk says, "Ok, what key?" The bartender says, "Do it in A flat."
The drunk makes two people move from their stools and gets up on the bar, drops his pants around his ankles and bends over. He gets red faced and then shits all over the bar. The bartender is pissed! He says, "What the hell are you doing?" The drunk says, "Hey, gimme a break, even Frank Sinatra had to clear his throat before he performed!"
The Hits Just Keep On Coming: My thanks to my pal Wally for his contribution to today's stories.
No English dictionary has been able to explain the difference between the two words "complete" and "finished" in a way that's so easy to understand. Some people say there is no difference between complete and finished, but there is. When you marry the right one, you are complete. When you marry the wrong one, you are finished. When the right one catches you with the wrong one, you are completely finished!
Bubba decided to save up and get a hang-glider. He takes it to the highest mountain and after struggling to the top, he gets ready to take flight. He takes off running, reaches the edge and into the wind he goes! Meanwhile, his Ma and Pa were sittin' on the porch swing talkin' bout the good ol' days when Ma spots the biggest bird she ever seen!
Ma says, "Pa, look at the size of that bird! Pa gets up and grabs his 12 gauge shotgun. He takes careful aim and.....Boom! Boom! The monster size bird continues to sail silently over the tree tops. Ma says, "Pa, I think ya missed him. Pa replies, "Yeah, but at least he let go of Bubba!"
A cowboy and his new bride check into a motel. The cowboy explains to the desk clerk that they were just married that morning. The clerk asks, "Would you like the bridal?" The cowboy answers, "No, thanks, I’ll just hold her by the ears until she gets the hang of it."
That's it for today my little sugar plums. Remember, follow your dreams, except for that one where you're naked at work. I hear the faint call of happy hour in the distance. Think I'll head over to AREA 51. More on Friday.
Stay Tuned !