RANDOM NOTES: June 13, 2010.

-Yeah, things are looking bad for Representative Euphemism.

In an exclusive interview with TODAY’s Ann Curry that will air on Tuesday’s show, President Barack Obama said that if he were Democratic Congressman Anthony Weiner right now, he would resign in the wake of the scandal in which Weiner admitted to sending explicit photos of himself to women online.

“I can tell you that if it was me, I would resign,’’ Obama told Curry.

(Needless to say, if there is one thing I am not concerned with as far as Obama goes is a sex scandal.  He’s way too obsessed with self control to make that mistake.)
This comes on the heels of Pelosi, Hoyner and Wasserman Schultz calling for rhymes with dreamer’s resignation.  And to be honest, I can understand why.  On a personal level, he did lie to them when the story broke.  And believe me, that would piss me off too.
And on a political level, it’s a distraction from the Republicans…well, to put it honestly…Everything.  And as much I love seeing the guy kick ass on the House floor, I can see how he’s a diminished force.
Having said that, I can also see this side been articulated. (Via Grandfunkmaster Wil Wheaton’s Tumblir Blog.)

Dear Asshole: Weiner’s constituents don’t want him to resign, you stupid fucking pigfucker. And it’s adorable that you’re so concerned about his family, since you and ther rest of the corporatist Democrats don’t seem to give a flying fuck about the middle class families who are suffering all over the country. In fact, the only people who seem to be obsessively calling for Weiner’s resignation are Republicans and a bunch of cowardly Democrats, who are no doubt thrilled that this stupid sideshow is distracting attention away from their continuing failure to do any fucking goddamn thing to help improve the lives of struggling and suffering Americans.

(I could of course make the counter argument that with the GOP running the House, there’s not a lot the Dems can do in this situation.  But given the actions of the Blue Dogs during the two years we ran the board, the point is taken.)
And this is the problem the Democrats face.
If they let Weiner skate on this, (Even though he’s broken no laws.) they risk looking as sleazy as the Republicans. (Even though the list of Republican malfeasance makes Rhymes with Lemar’s actions look like the acts of a novice at a church social.)
But the more they press him to resign, the more they risk looking like a bunch of candy-ass pussies who would rather wet themselves then put up a fight.
Remember, the geek term you need to learn for this next century is Kobayashi Maru.

-On a related note, there is something I need to get off my chest.

(From “Vogue” via the Tumblr Blog, “Pictures of Muslims Wearing Things”.)

This is Huma Abedin.  She is the wife of the distinguished gentleman from NY-26. Please keep this in mind as you read the following…
FOR THE LOVE OF GOD, YOU STUPID SON OF A BITCH!  THAT’S YOUR WIFE AND YOU’RE MESSING AROUND ON THE INTERNET?
SWEET JESUS TAP DANCING CHRIST, MAN!  IF I WERE MARRIED TO HER, I WOULD RESIGN FROM THE HOUSE JUST TO HAVE MORE FREE TIME TO BANG MY HOT WIFE!!
IT’S NOT JUST GOING OUT FOR HAMBURGER WHEN YOU HAVE STEAK AT HOME!  IT’S GOING OUT FOR A PICTURE OF A HAMBURGER!
STUPID!! STUPID!! STUPID!!!!
Sorry…I just signed up for an Internet dating site and this is an aspect of the story that’s been chaffing at me.  Thank you for indulging me.

-No, I did not watch the GOP debate last night. I had more important things to do.  And by “Important” I mean “Killzone 3” came in from Gamefly yesterday.
Seriously, if you had a choice between wiping out the Helghast or watching Tim Pawlenty try to not look like the GOP’s answer to Don Knotts, which way would you go?
Thankfully, Joan Walsh at Salon did watch it.  And walked away, totally bummed…

The debate was particularly depressing not because of the candidates’ hate-mongering on issues like gay marriage, civil rights for Muslim Americans, and abortion. We expect that from Republicans now, and voters who care about those issues have a political alternative: most Democrats. It was Republicans’ absolute illiteracy about the way the economy works that was frightening — that, and the fact that people worried about the economy won’t find an utterly reassuring set of policies or programs from Democrats, since Obama has decided to endorse Corporate America’s “deficit cutting is crucial to getting the economy moving again” line.

Go read the whole thing.  It’s good stuff.

-Oh, for the love of God, No “Doctor Who” in 2012?  Really?

Danny Cohen, Controller of BBC One, was speaking at an event where we got the first confirmation that Doctor Who would NOT becoming back for a full season in 2012. A member of the audience, Wayne Clarke, confirmed via twitter that “Danny Cohen says there won’t be a full series of Doctor Who in 2012, but a special run for the anniversary in 2013.”

Which means that perhaps only a few episodes from the new season will air next year, and the rest will air in 2013. Cohen joked that the delay was due to Steven Moffat’s other commitments on Sherlock Holmes, but the BBC later clarified that this wasn’t the real reason (according to the BBC’s Lizo Mzimba.)

Whatever the reason, I’m sure as hell hoping that the Mayans were full of shit.  Because no full run of The Doctor until 2013 makes me a sad panda.

More later…

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