Posted in C-Haze

Josh Romney, the Car Crash and the Shameless Self-Promotion

Mitt Romney’s son Josh made headlines yesterday.

As the story goes, Josh was the first person to come on the scene of a terrible accident. While stopped at an intersection, he witnessed an SUV moving at speeds he describes as upwards of 70 MPH crash into the kitchen of a nearby home. First on the scene, Josh pulled the occupants of the vehicle– a couple and their two teenage children– to safety.

The family of four suffered minor injuries, and were treated by paramedics, and none suffered major injuries.

Some call Romney a hero for his quick action to help a family of strangers to safety. Others criticize him, not for his good deed in helping the family get out of the vehicle, but for what he did immediately after.

Josh immediately took to Twitter, having had someone take a picture of him smiling, standing in the aftermath of the crash:

View image on Twitter

The caption reads: 

Was first on scene to big accident, see pic of car in the house. I lifted 4 people out to safety. All ok. Thankful.

Poor taste? Many say yes.

Josh Romney a hero? Many say yes.

I think Romney’s actions fall into the category of both.

Pulling a family to safety after what clearly looks to be a horrific crash was an act of kindness, an act of decency. Posting a picture of himself smiling in the face of such destruction, mere moments after it all happened was a dumb thing to do. It was tasteless– an obviously self-promoting act– and he deserves to be criticized for doing it.

Incident of the century, it is not. Disturbing and uplifting all at once?

Yeah, I guess it is.

Posted in 50 Cent, Domestic Violence, Rapper, Social Media, Twitter

50 Cent, Domestic Violence and the Gucci Couch

For the past few days, social media has been all aflutter over rapper 50 Cent, and the pending domestic violence case against him.

According to news reports, Fitty and the mother of his child were arguing. She fled to the bathroom, closing the door. Enraged, he allegedly kicked in the door, and kicked her as well. As a result, he has been charged with a single count of domestic violence, and several counts of vandalism.

I don’t know if 50 Cent is guilty or innocent. His behavior in light of this incident, however, is deplorable.

As news of the charges against him hit the cyberworld, 50 instantly began making fun of the allegations on Twitter. He has posted a series of pictures of himself in various places with the captions, “I’m not in jail, I’m…” and fills in the blank with his activities at present. In one, he says, “I’m not in jail, I’m in the strip club.” Another reads, “I’m not in jail, I’m on my Gucci couch.” All are accompanied by pictures.

He later retweeted a fan’s comment, reading in part: “Your ex is stupid whore!”

At best, the rapper is innocent, and has been wrongfully accused of- and charged with- a serious crime by the mother of his child. At worst, he brutalized the mother of his child.

None of us know what really happened, or what didn’t really happen. Regardless, however, the situation is serious, and is not a joke. His refusal to stop poking fun of the judicial system; his refusal to stop laughing at and humiliating the woman who bore his child is appalling.

It sheds light on the man 50 Cent really is- or at the very least, the man he wants the rest of the world to see.

He could easily have said nothing about the charges against him, opting instead to let the system crank through those squeaky wheels of justice privately. Just as easily, he could have used this unfortunate situation as a platform to speak out against domestic violence- a terrible epidemic that plagues women the world over.

Instead, he’s laughing.

No, he’s not in jail…

… He’s shallow.

Posted in Andrew Breitbart, Anthony Weiner, C-Haze, Congress, Current Events, Government, News, Politics, Twitter

Weiner Needs to Resign

When I posted previously about Representative Anthony Weiner’s colossal dick move-tweeting penis pics of himself to schoolgirls  co-eds, I wasn’t ready to say whether or not he should resign.

I was pretty clear, right away, on the point that the man is a jerk, but hell, if lying and cheating on our spouses kept us out of politics, we wouldn’t have any politicians left, would we?

Now, however, with multiple women coming out of the woodwork… all telling similar stories of how Weiner pursued them relentlessly…

… Alongside the fact that we’re learning Weiner’s wife is pregnant with their first child…

This, in conjunction with all the allegations of his using congressional resources to communicate with this women…

But wait! There’s more.

We learned of Anthony Weiner’s callous willingness to lie to the nation, attempting to convince his constituents, the press and the nation that Arch Nemesis Conservative Blogger Andrew Breitbart hacked into his Twitter account and posted false photos in an effort to embarrass the Congressman.

Once caught, he tells us that “to the best of his knowledge, all the women were over the age of consent”.

We’re beginning to hear stories with lurid details, finding out that Anthony Weiner, via text, was making plans to meet with a woman in person– in Vegas- that he had been sexting almost daily.

As the truth about his secret cyber-life began leaking to the press, and it became increasing obvious he wasn’t getting out of this one unscathed, he coached at least one woman to lie for him.

According to Politico, Weiner gives instructions to his lust interest in a June 1 e-mail:

Have a couple of iterations of: ‘This is silly. Like so many others, I follow Rep. Weiner on Twitter. I don’t know him and have never met him. He briefly followed me and sent me a dm (direct message) saying thank you for the follow. That’s it.’

Next, he goes on to offer to have a member of his PR team contact her, should she need some additional pointers on how to B.S. the press. This, of course, raises the question of whether or not he used Congressional resources (i.e. staff) in an effort to cover up his shenanigans.

Ugh.

I’ve heard enough.

There are a lot of cute twists and turns to this story, and had it been a fictional parity of Washington, DC, it might have been humorous.

A congressman named Weiner gets caught posting pictures of his weiner on the internet, spawning a sex scandal; Weiner’s wife, aide to perhaps the most famous woman scorned in the world, the woman who is married to none other than Slick Willy himself… is pregnant with their child.

Unfortunately, Hollywood screenplay this is not, and real people put real trust in this man.

It’s time for Weiner to resign.

Posted in Andrew Breitbart, Anthony Weiner, C-Haze, Congress, Current Events, Democrats, Liberal, Marriage, News, Politics, Twitter

Weiner, Weiner, Pants on Fire

Well, it appears Representative Weiner really is a weiner after all, as he finally admits to both taking and sending the dreaded penis pic

A shot that was seen around the world!

Senator Anthony Weiner stated today that yes, the picture depicting him in all his boxer-brief glory was, in fact him. Further, he was not hacked, and the picture was sent purposely (though as a joke) to a woman via Twitter.

Mr. Weiner, a newly wed who has been married less than a year, further admits that this is not the first sexually inappropriate relationship he has engaged in online, saying there have been perhaps six such cyber-encounters over the past three years. Some of these relationships have occurred since his marriage, though he denies having ever been unfaithful.

I’m sure his wife finds that nugget of information quite comforting, assuming she can bring herself to believe a single word that comes out of his ever-moving mouth.

It seems Rep. Weiner and his wife, Clinton aide Huma Abedin, discussed his online behavior prior to their wedding, and have no intention of splitting up over this.

Hell, when it comes to politicians, this scandal is lukewarm compared to what we’ve become accustomed to, right?

I wonder if, while assisting Clinton, Ms. Abedin learned a thing or two about how to swallow the humiliation that comes with learning, quite publicly and in real time, along with the rest of the world, that one’s spouse is a cheating bastard.

Personally, I’m quite shocked.

I thought, from the moment this story was published, that Rep. Weiner had been targeted by Conservative blogger Andrew Breitbart in an effort to embarrass the Congressman. Breitbart has lost a lot of credibility in general, after his not-so-nice attempt to paint U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Shirley Sherrod as a racist hater of all white people.

You know who I’m talking about- the guy who heavily edited Sherrod’s real nice feel-good speech from a zillion years ago, in an effort to make her look like a mighty Black Panther-ette. He’s also the guy who helped kill ACORN, due to his involvement in the extreme manipulation of the James O’Keefe video.

None of that, however, is why I was so surprised to learn Weiner’s dirty little Twitter secret.

For me, the reason was simple. Twitter is so… well… PUBLIC! Who in their right mind, especially anyone with more than 40,000 followers, who is married,  would Tweet a picture of his privates to a member of the opposite sex who is decidedly NOT his wife? He does know Twitter is public, right? I mean, he does expext his tens of thousands of followers to see the stuff he actually tweets to them, I’d imagine.

So what in the world was he thinking?

Weiner was thinking with his weiner!

This man clearly revels in punishment.

Maybe he’s like the cyber-version of those people who like to get spanked or something.

I don’t know if Representative Weiner needs to resign or not. I’ll leave that decision to his wife and him.

Hopefully, however, we can rest in knowing that Weiner’s weiner has been properly covered.