We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
In the aftermath of the Edwards scandal, I was considering writing a bit about male sexuality, about how it is part of male biology to desire to spread their seed far and wide, into every pretty thing they see. To win, to possess, and to enjoy.
That drive is just one more thing that makes life difficult for men: these temptations are extremely difficult to resist.
Much stronger issue for guys than for gals - but the desire is not absent in gals either. But that is not exactly new information. Nor is it new information that couples make attachment committments to each other for rational as well as emotional reasons, or that humans have religion-guided consciences that elevate them a little bit above monkeys.
Having realized I had nothing new to add to the subject, I'll just post this quote from Ben Stein:
I am sorry that John Edwards had an affair with a campaign worker. But I am not surprised. Men like to have affairs. Men like to have sex with new women. That's just how men are and always have been.
I am not surprised that a major Presidential candidate and former V.P. nominee of a major party had an affair. Politicians are men and they have all of the yearnings and drives that other men have. They do not check their flaws and essential elements at the Capitol cloakroom.
Editor: Since we are exposing today the earth-shattering fact that men are powerfully attracted to charming and seductive females, I thought that Theo image might help drive the point home.
I think you have it the other way around women are attracted to porwerful, sedutive ,charming, men. Rich helps too! I think women today are more uninhibited which is not necessarily a bad thing I think most men find it flattering to be approched and hit on. This would of never happened 20 to 25 years ago I think you look great! I believe it's an AR 15 you are carrying, but I still think you look better in your vitamin D pose. Kindly inform BD that putting flour on your wife, and asking for sex does not work. I'll never trust his advice again !!!
Actually men like to be sent on quests, on the condition that the woman shows she's satisfied with them.
Which, just guessing, probably the mistress does and the wife does not.
Men's low standards (``anybody's body parts will do''), in addition to giving every woman a chance with men, keeps a man happy with his wife, given the option.
Nagging is the sending of men on quests, but without ever showing him that you're satisfied with him.
Feminism is formalized nagging, with no particular man but rather all men sent on a quest. Something is wrong and men have to fix it.
The 5-season DVD set of Get Smart is an excellent show, and America's males were in love with 99, not because she was beautiful - she's pretty ordinary - but because she always showed Max she was satisfied with him when he screwed up. Such a woman is more precious than gold.
So anyway the first suspicion I have in these affairs is always the wife, always against the media narrative.
"Men like to have affairs. Men like to have have sex with new women..."
When was it? Maybe, about five years old that I realized that I could do everything - even most things that I would like to do.
It was a bitter pill indeed to learn that others were also involved in my actions.