Biggus Dickus wants an audience with YOU [Minor update]
Welcome to Monday morning on Rumproast. I won’t detain you long as you sluggishly slurp your coffee and come to terms with the week ahead.
But since everybody else on the Internons seems to be discussing this storm in a Y-front, it would be remiss not to comment on the outrage du weekend—the Anthony Weinergate Twitter account hacking would-be “scandal” pumped up by Underpants Gnomes Andrew Breitpart, Lee Stranathing, and one patriotusa76, a.k.a. the clairvoyant Dan Wolfe (motto: “Conservative Reagan Republican. No Obamacare, socialism, sharia. Proud of the USA & Proud to be an American with NO apologies. No elitists need apply.”), the only living witness to the atrocity that saw a twitpic of somebody’s suspiciously gray underwear swathing a rather modestly proportioned gherkin allegedly dispatched to an unwitting and quite possibly unwilling recipient.
Dan Wolfe clairvoyant? Well, we’re all about evidence here at Rumproast, and—somebody disinter Arthur C. Clarke if you can get near his spinning remains—here it is:
Don’t bother looking for it now, as this is what will greet you:*
Only confirmed followers have access to @patriotusa76’s Tweets and complete profile. You need to send a request before you can start following this account.
By the evidential standards currently in play, I think that counts as a truly damning admission of guilt.
From all accounts, the best timeline of events surrounding this drama can be found at stef’s post over at GOS. However, exercising my graphic forensic skills, I have managed to isolate the original twitpic before Wolfe doctored it. To preserve your breakfasts, I will place it after the fold.
Of course, just about anything is possible where male sexuality is concerned—indeed, I was one of those gobsmacked when a certain ex-president of yours was revealed to have engaged in shenanigans years ago. Go figure. But the Taint of Breitpart, the fortuitous timing as Weiner was going after conflicts of interest concerning one of your Supreme Court judges who is currently Breitpart’s main squeeze, and a whole host of circumstantial evidence leave me entirely unconvinced that anything untoward happened on Weiner’s part. Ahem.
And also of course, no story like this involving a blameless female alleged co-respondent would be complete without the right wing doing their best to hound and victimize her. Her name is now all over the Intertubes, her reputation and countertops the subject of scurrilous banter and vicious libellous rumormongering, so I won’t add to that except to say she deserves better, whatever the truth of the situation, and these people are unmitigated assholes.
UPDATE: * Wolfe has now reopened his Twitter feed.