Did Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-NY) mistakenly Tweet a photo of his … um …

Rep. Weiner - D-NY… er, wiener on Twitter, or was his yfrog account hacked?  Even more potentially disturbing, the picture (of some man who was, um, ‘standing at attention’ in his underwear) was Tweeted to someone who was not his wife.

In case you think you’re in the middle of a horrifying holiday weekend nightmare, I’m sorry to report that this actually did happen, although denials have been issued, accounts deleted, etc.  So The Truth™ right now is a bit murky and undefined. Publius at Breitbart’s Big Government site has the details, including Twitter screen captures of the timeline of Tweets,  the actual picture that was Tweeted (Not Safe For Work), etc.  Lee Stranahan over at Patterico’s makes things a little more intriguing by posting a screen cap of the timeline, and catching something speculative that Weiner posted earlier that evening that may or may not mean anything in the scheme of things.

Weiner claims his Facebook account was hacked – an odd claim, since his yfrog account is connected to his Twitter account, not Facebook.  In fact, since the photo was Tweeted, all photos at Rep. Weiner’s yfrog account have been deleted, and the Twitter account of the lady the photo was Tweeted to has also been deleted.

I’m not sure one way or the other what happened, but I can speak from personal experience that it’s not uncommon for a Twitter account or some account related to it to get hacked. Mine was hacked a few weeks ago while I was Tweeting.  I caught it right away and deleted the offending Tweets, and changed my password, and everything has been ok since.  It was a little freaky, though, considering it was happening in real time while I was on.

With blogging, I have said before that there are some stories out there that most definitely fall under the category of “it’s a dirty job, but someone has to do it” – and I’m sure that there will be plenty of folks digging for more information on this story in an effort to either clear Weiner or indict him.  I shall not be one of them.  Yours truly will be headed out to a cookout later this evening – burgers only, no wieners, thank you veruh much – and will not be joining in on the “investigative” side of this story.  But, as always, I’ll keep you posted if anything develops …


Update on Dad – Good news

Hi all!

First, thanks SO much for all the prayers.  I was telling dad on the way to the hospital yesterday morning that the prayers were pouring in here, at Twitter, and at Facebook for him and he was very touched and wanted me to thank you all on his behalf.  They were definitely felt! And answered, as dad made it through the stent surgery ok.  The hospital recovery time was a little longer than initially anticipated because he was so out of it after the surgery, so we didn’t get out of the hospital until a little after 3.  Mom and I took him home, made sure he was resting comfortably, and then went back out to pick up a prescription for him that the doc. had prescribed for the pain he was going to be feeling once the hospital meds wore off.  I stayed overnight at mom and dad’s just to make sure everything was ok and that he didn’t need any assistance.

This morning, he was in good spirits and he and mom even went together to breakfast at Bojangle’s. :)  So life is getting back to normal, it seems – “normal” for my family, anyway!

I see my co-blogger did an awesome job, as usual. Nice to know this place is in good hands when I’m away.

I’ve missed writing! Catching up on the last couple of days’s worth of news in hopes of being able to write something before I head out later today for a cookout at my sister’s house.  Nothing like some grilled burgers to put me in a good frame of mind. ;)

What are y’all up to this weekend?