I, however, don't think that stupid equals criminal, and while I might question the ethics, integrity, and judgment of Congressman Weiner, I am not convinced that there is any legitimate reason to force him to resign his position. As the poor, foolish congressman slinks away for treatment, I just keep thinking that those of us who have spent time in the lifestyle have some experience with the sort of character that behaves as Anthony Weiner did -- the ones who send penis pictures before they even manage to say "hello." One of the best definitional pieces on these guys was written by MadSci Dom, and then re-published at Shogun Lord's Website:
"We call them Snerts. We call them HNG’s (Horny Net Geeks). We call them Wannabes. We call them Control Freaks. And sometimes, tragically, we even find some that can only be called rapists and predators... Snerts are basically looking for easy sex. They are looking for ‘easy lays.’ They are typically middle aged to somewhat older men. They are often married. They are usually trying to bolster their flagging vanilla sex lives with some casual screwing around... HNG’s are usually harmless. Most are teenagers and young men looking for some quick cyber-sex or even phone-sex... Control freaks are what most psychologists and therapists call ‘controlling personalities.’ They are the type of person that wants to be in control of everything around them. They want all their family and friends to behave exactly as they say. They are extremely manipulative people... As for rapists and predators, they are evil, and there is NO easy way to spot them. Rapists can be anything from bums to bank mangers, and anyone from family members to total strangers. Their motive is violence."
What would you say, given that list? What would you call Anthony Weiner? Is there a description there that works to describe the actions, choices, and apparent drives and appetites of the poor fellow?
If I had to choose from that list, I'd pick the Snert. Snert's are older, although not really wiser, than their adolescent counterparts -- the HNG's. Clearly, Weiner is no kid. He is definitely old enough to know better. I don't know if he was looking for "easy lays," and I have no idea if he was trying to bolster a "flagging sex life." It does seem that he wasn't trying to establish deep and lasting relationships with women for whom he had great respect.
Yeah, I'd say that, if Anthony Weiner were "one of us" lifestylers, he'd be quickly and definitively labeled a "Snert:" out looking for "easy lays" (because there's an app for that).