Sadly, infidelity nothing new

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The media have a way of choosing who’s guilty of rampant vulgar behavior, and how society should deal with it. Names are mentioned and their transgressions are spoken of as if they are the only ones who have indulged in this type of behavior.

A former Southeastern Conference and NFL coach used his position to help an assistant – whom he was having an affair with – land a job with his school, even though her qualifications were questionable. They texted before, during and after games. He stepped down and she resigned her position.

A popular major-league baseball player who spent his entire career with one team had an affair that produced a son. His exploits on the field and contributions to his team made him the face of that franchise, and a fan and media favorite for almost 20 years. He recently retired.

A former presidential candidate and former mayor of the most populous city in this country became so brazen with his affair that he moved his mistress into his city’s executive mansion after his estranged wife moved to the other side of the house, showing disgust over his philandering ways. She complained to a federal judge, who ordered him to move the mistress out, citing that the house belonged to the city and was not the mayor’s personal property to do with as he pleased.

Another presidential candidate and former speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives has been known to have had affairs that have led to broken marriages. He carried out his duties on Capitol Hill for years until he decided not to run for re-election.

A former professional bodybuilder-turned-actor became governor of a West Coast state. Even though he was married to a former TV newswoman with a political bloodline, he fathered a child with their maid, who also was married. He admitted trysts in the same bed he and his wife shared. Now that he has left politics, he will continue to act in movies, write books and be scheduled for speaking engagements.

A former South Carolina governor secretly left his family and traveled to another country to visit his self-described “soulmate.” Even in disgrace, he did not step down. His family relocated, and his wife was granted a divorce. He is considering running for Congress.

Let us remember that for every man who cheats on his wife, he is doing so with a woman who is more than likely fully aware of his marital status. We shouldn’t shed light on just a chosen few.

Ernest Leysath

Augusta

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shrimp for breakfast
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shrimp for breakfast 01/10/13 - 02:15 am
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I hope you're not talking about Chipper Jones as the baseball player.
Other than that I see where you're coming from. Unfortunetly we are humans and we do some stupid things.
I'm not acting high and mighty but I've been married to the same woman for almost 20 years. I wouldn't think of having an affair because I've found the girl for me. I'm one of the lucky ones I guess.

Techfan
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Techfan 01/10/13 - 07:43 am
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Same here shrimp. My wife and

Same here shrimp. My wife and I have discussed it while watching every one they dredge out on the tube. We both agree, if you want to fool around, have the guts and get a divorce or don't get married in the first place. Heck, it's been going on since time immemorial, it'll continue until humans are wiped out.

shrimp for breakfast
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shrimp for breakfast 01/10/13 - 10:56 am
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Exactly!

csrareader
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csrareader 01/10/13 - 11:46 am
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So what's your point? Who

So what's your point? Who are the media giving a free ride to... other than Democrats? I just saw where Bill Clinton has been named "Father of the Year." Please...............

Riverman1
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Riverman1 01/10/13 - 01:28 pm
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About Clinton being named

About Clinton being named Father of the Year. Monica called Bill daddy.

shrimp for breakfast
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shrimp for breakfast 01/10/13 - 03:45 pm
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Clinton was named father of the year?

That's like Hitler winning the Nobel Peace prize!

KSL
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KSL 01/10/13 - 08:13 pm
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Or Obama.

Or Obama.

KSL
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KSL 01/10/13 - 10:16 pm
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45 years this year for us. My

45 years this year for us. My dad died 2 days after their 59th anniversary.Both sides of my grandparents were married until death did part them. The secret is to choose wisely.

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freeradical 01/10/13 - 10:37 pm
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The law is the answer . For

The law is the answer .

For instance ,

Immoral sexual activity results in unwanted pregnancy , which in turns

threatens to expose the sin so what do we do as a society ?

Make the killing of the potential problem , the crux , the baby , a

matter of national law . Legalize the killing of it .

Problem solved !

We are currently " evolving " as a nation where the legal definition of

marriage is concerned .

If the lifestyle of just 7% to 10% of the total population can used to

the total turning upside of the definition of marriage , imagine what

modifications to the legal definition the sexual lifestyle 68% to 87% of

the population can result in ?

All bets are off .

It will happen .

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KasparHauser 01/11/13 - 02:08 pm
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Vulgarity and Manners
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Manners are what the bourgeois uses to club the proles back to their places... with the Rich laughing at both of them.

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