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Old-Fashioned Marriage

I have not been availing myself of the full capabilities of cell phone devices, according to what I see in the news.

Anthony Weiner is running for mayor of New York City.  Previously, he served in Congress, but resigned in 2011 due to a scandal involving exchanging sexually suggestive texts and racy photos with several women.  Recently, another young woman informed the media that he  had similar communications with her last summer and into the fall of 2012, including telephone sex, whatever that is.  Apparently, Mr. Weiner, whose name is no joke, has one of those fancy phones.  My own phone is not that attractive to me.   Mr. Weiner has a different  contract than the one I have with Verizon.  He might have T Mobile.  Or Sprint could be good for his active lifestyle.

Candidate Weiner is married.

His wife, Huma, who works for Hillary Clinton, a woman who herself  knows something about having a spouse with a wandering eye, held a press conference to express her continuing support of her husband as a candidate for mayor.

I am married too.  So I asked my wife, Miss Sugar, if she would be as understanding and forgiving as Hillary and Huma.  She would not be.

“But, Sugar, I applied for the county rural land use advisory board and I need your support for my political career.  Let’s hold a press conference so you can declare your loyalty to me.”

“What have you been up to?”

“Nuthin.  I just want to be proactive, so I think you should declare that if I ever do have an online relationship or texting relationship or an affair with, say,  an intern, or visit a prostitute, that you would stand by me, your man.”

“You know that I have stood by you for better and for worse, for richer and for poorer, in sickness and in health, but unfaithfulness is where I draw the line.  That is not what I meant when I said, ‘I do.’ ”

“Yes, ma’m.  I was just checking, now that I am on the brink of celebrity status.  We celebrities are not like the general public.  It is hard to be a celebrity or a charismatic politician and the like.  May I at least get a new cell phone?  This one does not even have a data package.  How am I supposed to stay connected with my public unless I have  mobile internet capability?  And one more thing — will you show me how to text?  Does this thing even take pictures?  Show me how to tweet.  Is there a voice messaging feature?  What is a ‘selfie’?”

Sugar has kept my cell phone activities simple.  She could teach Huma a thing or two.

Paul Newman, a handsome movie star, who, in my opinion, was much more photogenic than Anthony Weiner,  was once asked about his long-lasting Hollywood marriage and the temptations that come with the celebrity lifestyle.  I like what he said because, being married to Sugar, I totally understand.

Paul Newman explained, “Why fool around with hamburger when I have steak at home?”

That’s what I had in mind when I said, “I do.”  I had in mind sticking with the top grade steak I was blessed enough to get.  Others have pointed out to me that marrying Miss Texas was way, way above my station in life.  I ain’t complaining.  I don’t need to upgrade my cell phone plan.

Clint Black sang about this very topic, which you can listen to by clicking the link below:;_ylu=X3oDMTEyNTdmaWJzBHNlYwNzcgRwb3MDMQRjb2xvA2FjMgR2dGlkA1FJMDM4XzE-/SIG=120hf4s9f/EXP=1374707119/**http%3a//

P.S.  Sugar also clarified that she is not open to sister wives either.   She is very territorial and that’s all right with me.  I am too!  I don’t want no stinkin’ new phone.

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8 thoughts on “Old-Fashioned Marriage

  1. Both Huma & Hilary consider themselves to be feminisit role models.
    What are they role modeling? That it is a good idea to let your hound-dog husband engage in perverse sexual intetactions with very young and vulnerable females?
    I suppose Hilary, who employed Huma when the scandal first broke, counseled her.
    I know Jesse Jackson, who cheated on his wife, was a counselor to Bill Clinton, when his mutiple hound-dog scandals came to light.
    I think this is what is called the blind leading the blind.
    Now the Mayor of San Diego is under seige due to multiple instances of sexual harrassment. His fiance had the good sense to dump him. This is good feminist role modeling.
    BTB, the mayor of SD is 70 years old!
    Even Warren Beatty stopped being a total hound-dog by 70.

  2. Fiddle sticks. Now I am all leaky eyes. So good. So true. Keep your old fashioned phone, and your old fashioned marriage, Cowboy.

  3. Good article! Faithfulness starts with a heart-deep commitment.

    What intrigues me nowadays is that, considering the moral slide we’re seeing in North America, people seem to be getting more indignant about the hanky-panky of their politicians. What’s at the root of this, I wonder?

    Moral lapses aren’t a new thing — the affairs of JFK weren’t a big secret — which doesn’t make it any better or more acceptable — but it seems there was a certain respect for political office, and especially for the Presidency, that kept these incidents from being blasted all over the news. Today I’m not sure if we’re so piously concerned that politicians be pure as much as folks love to hear of scandals and our media loves to dig them up to feed us.

    Wrong is wrong, no matter who — and no one should be allowed to use their position of power for personal perversions. But there is this other side: respect for authority. I’m afraid “authority” is the big loser in all these scandals — which means all of society ultimately loses. So are our media doing us any favors with such in depth coverage of moral sins?

    • You are right about the increased reporting about the personal lives of politicians decreasing respect. Entertainment celebrities complain, yet reality stars have invited viewers into what formerly would be personal lives. JFK did not intend to be “found out” but Mr. Weiner can hardly be surprised that what he himself “publishes” will not be private.

      • I guess the obvious conclusion (to Mr W & other political hopefuls) should be: make up your mind. If you wanna be a hound-dog, don’t run for a public position.

  4. I wish more men were like you!!!! 🙂 And, on a side note . . . Mr. W. = gross. Ewwwwwww.

  5. Reblogged this on High upon the Rock and commented:
    On the lighter side of serious…

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