I Tried

journalism.jpg Barry Max

I tried to stay out of this.

I tried to let it go.
As an official observer and loyal participant of the blogotronosphere.

I can’t let it go.

You probably know what current bombshell scandal I am alluding to. If you already OD’d on it…sorry.

I must continue this sordid conversation.

Give my fresh perspective.

As a resident of New York State and a practicing member of the armchair sociologist society, I am obligated to not only offer my two cents but to also include my perverse view of the whole mess.

It is a clash of unrealistic standards, outdated ideas and fundamentalist puritan mores smashing up against reality.

We live in a sex charged society that supports a multi billion dollar porn industry but buying sex illegal?

What about the loophole that makes it legal if it is on film. So basically I can pay a ho and film it and it is all perfectly legal but if I want a little privacy, like a hotel room for instance, it is suddenly an illegal act.

I wonder how many porn producers got busted as johns before they decided to make a buck.

Stupid just like our drug laws.

O.K. back Spitz

Governer Spitzer, who once compared Upstate New York to Appalachia,

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is a penny pinching john who warns his ho’s ‘there may be some danger involved’.

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Do you ever wonder exactly how many businesses sell nooky like the one he was using.

What is the point?

Who are we fooling. Prostitution is here to stay.

What is the big deal?

I don’t want to hear any utopian rap about a perfect world where everything is free.
Bullshit- we won’t see it in our lifetime.

I don’t want to hear about your daughters, if you keep a eye on them chances are they won’t end up a prostitute, the same goes for sons.

Wake up, there is nothing wrong with sex. I don’t care what anyone says there is always someone who is going to charge.

Male or female.

I am not like everybody…people who pay a couple of grand for a nice time are in my envy file. I think it is one of the hallmarks of true freedom to be able to do that along with whatever else you can lump in (as long as ther is no bloodshed).

I can’t help it…I like him more now.

Before I was rather indifferent I knew his political affiliations in my part of the state were pretty much limited to the Oneida Indian’s Land into Trust issue and the New York Regional Interconnect power line issue.

In defense of spitz’s crack about Upstate Appalachia; I had the opportunity to ask Tom Brokaw what he thought of the comments when he visited Hamilton College on a lecture tour. In his signature voice, smooth as a shot of 100yr old scotch, he replied: “The dairy industry has taken quite a hit here(upstate) and cruising some of these backroads I have observed incredible rural poverty, there needs to be some creative economic development….”

He agreed.

But thats expected.

I love it when people act human.

McGreevy has to be mentioned in the same sentence.

Spitzer bought ass, McGreevy…another story.

I think the American people’s expectations are low enough to actually accept that type of behavior and I am surprised he resigned.

He should have played it down, minimized it .

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Fucked with the whole cult of public conscience. He should have compared himself to McGreevy and asked our mostly hetero populace what they think.

He should have cried on T.V.

My Belgian girlfriend told me: “In Europe the men applaude that shit”.

I would have rode that shit out…’hey, I’m only human ova here’

But wait a minute.
The actual minutae of the situation has not reached us yet…all the gritty details. Spitzer’s penis size, what type of sex he liked and his incessant haggling over price. The shit they would have a hard time editing unlike the Mike Tyson rape trial that included the most x-rated testimony I have ever heard shared in the paper or on television.

He could not escape the fact that he is an asshole…after everyone forgives him for buying nooky they have sit through the evidence that the multi millionaire, or is it billionaire, governor haggles a working girl over price.

You cannot spin out of that (republican shit).

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Dude you are rich as hell- pay the girl.

Spitzer was not exposed because what he did was wrong he was exposed because he is a dick.

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~ by barrymax on March 17, 2008.

6 Responses to “I Tried”

  1. Paterson is going to do a great job. And as I’ve said to many people – using just this language (to the shock and dismay of some and the delight of others) – George Bush fucks me up the ass hard all day,e very day. He hurts me and I get no pleasure. And I do not get paid. Yet he will not step down and that is that.

    The unspeakable acts of this admin are the real crime. Elliot Spitzer, so fucking what?

  2. I’m pretty much in agreement with you on all this, Barry (and Fran!)

  3. spitzer gave his enemies (which were many) fodder — and they ran with it. even his enemies know the hooker thing is a joke — but the media loves a good joke and they ensure the downfall….

  4. I agree with many of your points.

    However, from the way this is playing out, she’s milking this (no pun intended, I don’t think) for all she possibly can. And I certainly don’t feel especially sorry for someone who can afford to live in a $6,500/month apartment in the Flatiron district or live the life she’s reported to have been living over past few years. You criticize him for “negotiating” with the poor working girl? You must be joking. In terms of Scumbaggedness, Spitzer and “Kristen” are very much on a par and they deserve each other. And Spitzer’s such an evil son of a bitch that I wouldn’t be surprised if he doesn’t find some way to bring HER down one day.

    As an aside,

    I was unaware of the “Appalachia” cracks … although, it’s par for the course and doesn’t surprise me one bit. Having recently moved from “The Center of the Universe” to “Appalachia” (Dutchess County … perhaps, what? Lower Appalachia?), I now see what all the fuss has been about.

  5. Splitzer had to read the essay on prostitution “A She-Savior” by the well-known Russian author Mikhail Armalinsky. It was published in Moscow edition of his Selected Works http://www.mipco.com/english/introVozn.html
    I will be happy to send you the text as attachment or here is the link: http://www.mipco.com/english/SheSavior.html

    The main idea of the essay “A She-Savior” is that the legalization of prostitution must be based on a return of its divine, sacred character, so that prostitution will be considered the most honorable profession, the one closest to God, the holiest.

  6. You know how I feel about this. I’m in complete accord. I’m only sorry it was sex that got him out of office because he was a bad guy. I think he was worse then Boss Tweed and no better than John Kelly, George Washington Plunkitt or Robert Moses.

    Oh, you’ll be happy to note that while some reservations remain having everything to do with how I live my life and nothing to do with Jeremiah Wright, I have been fairly fulsome in my praise of Barack Obama. He seems to have joined the Democratic Party finally and I only hope he’s come to realize that this Republican/Independent thing wasn’t so great after all and that letting his intellectual Democratic freak-flag fly is the way to go.

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