Wednesday, May 18, 2011

The Week In Sex

Not a good week to be certain people, or maybe it is, depending on how you look at it...We've got a popular
ex-governor/ex-movie star not named Ronald Reagon, A French Diplomat...(Well what can I say, you know how those French are.?)..and a CNN commentator who used to do the news here in Philadelphia , all figuring prominently in the week's news..

This week's news kind of reminds me of those heady days of the Clinton Administration , when sex scandals, His, were the news of the day...This was before 911, before the recession, before two costly wars and the tea party and the birthers got us all in a collective funk. Ahhhh, those were the days...When sex was the only story...oh yeah..and O.J. Even the O.J. Simpson story was laced with lurid inter-racial sex and murder....Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh, those were the days, huh?

Former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger admitted Tuesday that he fathered a child with a member of his household staff 10 years ago. He called his actions inexcusable and apologized to his wife, Maria Shriver, his children and his family. "After leaving the governor's office I told my wife about this event, which occurred over a decade ago," Schwarzenegger told the Los Angeles Times in a statement early Tuesday."I understand and deserve the feelings of anger and disappointment among my friends and family. There are no excuses and I take full responsibility for the hurt I have caused. I have apologized to Maria, my children and my family. I am truly sorry."

"I ask that the media respect my wife and children through this extremely difficult time," the statement concluded. "While I deserve your attention and criticism, my family does not."

In a statement to Fox, Maria Shriver said "This is a painful and heartbreaking time. As a mother, my concern is for the children. I ask for compassion, respect and privacy as my children and I try to rebuild our lives and heal. I will have no further comment."

The shocking revelation was apparently the impetus for Shriver to leave the couple’s home before they announced their separation last week after 25 years of marriage. Arnold and Maria made a public announcement May 9 that they were splitting up, but according to the L.A. Times, Maria Shriver moved out of the family’s Brentwood mansion earlier this year after Arnold Schwarzenegger announced the affair with his staffer.

The unnamed staffer reportedly worked for the family for 20 years and retired in January. The L.A. Times approached the woman, who initially denied that Schwarzenegger was the father, saying instead it was her husband at the time. After Schwarzenegger's confession, she declined to offer further comment, saying she voluntarily left her position with the family “on good terms.” I'll bet she did.  I'll bet that her name and her face will be known before this time next week...It's time to get paid!

This guy...Ohhh man, explain to me how a 62 year old man , butt naked...chases a much younger woman down the hall, allegedly with a glass of wine in one hand...catches her and pulls her into another room where he sexually assaults her and nobody sees or hears a thing? I'm still laughing....Now he says he was set up..Part of a...Get this..Honey trap! I've got other names for it..

The weekend arrest of Dominique Strauss-Kahn sent shockwaves through the financial world and upended French presidential politics, but it also quickly gave rise to theories about whether the International Monetary Fund chief had been set up by rivals.

Prior to his imprisonment at Riker's Island on charges of attempted rape, the globetrotting Strauss-Kahn wielded considerable power. As head of the monetary fund — which provides emergency loans to countries in severe distress and monitors global financial stability — Strauss-Kahn was a frequent guest of lawmakers and leaders of the banking industry.

And as a prominent member of France's Socialist party, he was widely considered to be one of the strongest potential challengers next year to President Nicolas Sarkozy.

The financial titan — who carries a reputation for womanizing — became an immediate talking point: For some, the story represented a sad fall from grace; others spoke of humiliation for France; but, for another group, it smacked of a set-up.

''Yes, I love what?'So What? I love women too..but I don't rape them...I don't assume that they just can't resist me.. In a strange twist, Strauss-Kahn himself lit the fuse for theorists and supporters just two weeks ago. During an interview with French newspaper Liberation, the IMF chief predicted that his enemies could use his proclivity for promiscuity against him if he chose to run for president of France.

When asked what challenges he faced in a possible bid, Strauss-Kahn replied, "The money, women and my Jewishness." Is this why he's being reffered to as France's Bill Clinton? I'm just asking.

"Yes, I love women ... so what? For years we talk about giant pictures of orgies," he told Liberation Magazine "But I've never seen anything out ... Let's show them!" Is this guy for real?

The IMF chief went on to admit that he could see himself being set up because of his affinity for women. According to a translation done by British newspaper The Guardian, Strauss-Kahn goes on to admit that he could see himself becoming the victim of a honey trap: " (There's that term again)a woman raped in a car park and who's been promised 500,000 or a million euros to invent such a story... ." Yeah...uh huh! If you know people are out to get you and you're aware of your weakness, Why walk into the trap willingly??

"It is totally hallucinatory." (Yes,just like this conspiracy theory.) Strauss-Kahn's supporters took to his defense almost immediately after his arrest. “I am convinced it is an international conspiracy,” Michelle Sabban, senior councilor for the greater Paris region, told the Telegraph.

"It's the IMF they wanted to decapitate," she said. "It's not like him. Everyone knows that his weakness is seduction, women. That's how they got him." No..That's not how they got him...His over active libido is what got him...Possibly alcohol too...Did his enemies use the vulcan mind meld to get him to run down the hall naked after some young maid?

The last story is the only one here that is not scandalous...Long time CNN commentator , former Philadelphia newsman and native Chicagoan, Don Lemon came out of the closet yesterday and announced that he is Gay. While the news is surprising...I am not shocked....I also don't care.  Don Lemon is a pretty decent guy..I had the pleasure of meeting him a couple of times when he worked here in Philadelphia.. I saw him out at certain events that I happened to be attending...He appeared to be a nice enough guy.

He was a pretty good news anchor too...although NBC-10 used to always have him out doing the weather during a storm.  I used to feel sorry for him...The wind would be blowing, torrid rains would be pouring, snow flying all over the place and there he'd be...Poor Don Lemon...Soldiering on...I suppose that's why he left Philadelphia and headed south to Atlanta's warmer climate and CNN's bigger bucks! Good for you brother...and good for you for being courageous enough to come out...Even though it's nobody's business.

So there it is..That's the week in sex...Have you had your protein today?

1 comment:

Arlene said...

Yes, what a week for sex escapades! I feel for Maria. She stood by her man, putting her reputation on the line, telling all of CA to believe that her husband was a trustworthy man who could be relied on the run the government with integrity, openness and honesty. Well...

And poor Don! I'm less concerned about his sexual preference than his ability to interview. I avoid news on CNN on Saturdays because of Don. His vocabulary seems limited to what's printed on the script and he has trouble pronouncing words that we would judge as simple. He doesn't seem to listen to the answers to his questions as he's interviewing. Is he an "airhead" or just a "news reader?"


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