Monday, February 20, 2017

Happy Presidents Day to 'The People's President'

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Chelsea Clinton's Daughter Charlotte Attends NY Protest

After Aidan Clinton Mezvinsky was out and about a couple of times in the past few weeks, folks were wondering where Charlotte was and what she was up to.  Well, Charlotte's mom cleared that mystery up yesterday.

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Hillary Clinton and Chelsea Take Aidan to a Show!

G is for grandma! Hillary Clinton's tour of New York continues as she and Chelsea take baby Aidan to Sesame Street at Madison Square Garden

  •  Hillary joined her daughter Chelsea and grandson Aidan to see a show at MSG
  • She was spotted dining with Kate McKinnon in New York Wednesday night
  • Later that night she was greeted with a round of applause and a standing ovation while at a Broadway show
  • Hillary Clinton joined Anna Wintour on Thursday for a special USPS Oscar de la Renta Forever Stamp unveiling
Hillary Clinton is taking retirement with a smile as she visits with friends and family this week in New York.
The former first lady performed some familial duties this morning, accompanying her daughter and grandson Aidan to see Sesame Street at Madison Square Garden.
She was spotted wearing one of her signature pantsuits, and many of her fellow audience members took to take a picture of Clinton, not expecting to see her in the crowd for the childrens show.
Hillary Clinton is taking retirement with a smile as she visits friends and family this week in New York
 
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Hillary Clinton is taking retirement with a smile as she visits friends and family this week in New York
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Friday, February 17, 2017

Bill and Hillary Clinton Honor Maya Angelou in Harlem


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Bill And Hillary Clinton Honor Maya Angelou: ‘We Are All In Her Debt’

They honored the late poet and her legacy at an event in Harlem.
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Bill and Hillary Clinton honor Maya Angelou at The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture in Harlem. 
President Bill Clinton and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton were in Harlem, New York on Thursday to honor the legendary Dr. Maya Angelou days before the release of a new documentary on the late poet’s life and legacy.
The Clintons spoke onstage at The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, which was recently designated a national historic museum, at an event celebrating release of the documentary, “American Masters ― Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise.” The film, which debuts on PBS on Tuesday, delivers a remarkable inside look at who Angelou was as well as her impact and influence prior to and long after her May 2014 passing.
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Hillary Clinton Haunts Trump's Tirade

Folks at Grand Central Terminal in New York saw and heard Hillary at a Stamp Dedication for Oscar de la Renta, yesterday. It was a government event sponsored by the U.S. Postal Service.  But at least one person in the White House in Washington DC seemed haunted by her presence there.

This is from the New York Times morning brief.

Trump’s Words, By the Numbers

By CARL HULSE
President Trump is clearly obsessed with numbers — the size of his Electoral College win, the number of people at his inauguration, the tally of jobs he is helping keep in the United States. The list goes on.
Given his predilection for digits, here are a few interesting ones from his extremely unconventional news conference on Thursday.
2: The number of times he mentioned the name Acosta at an event that started with the announcement of R. Alexander Acosta as his new nominee for secretary of labor. The other time Mr. Trump mentioned the name was when he called on Jim Acosta of CNN and noted that in picking the other Acosta he had instructed his staff members to make sure the two were not related.
11: The number of times he mentioned Hillary Clinton, his vanquished opponent in last year’s election. Mr. Trump is either having a hard time getting past the election or simply likes to talk about it since he won and it is a fond memory. The repeated references were to Mrs. Clinton receiving hints of debate questions ahead of time — a continuing sore subject — and her dealings with Russia while secretary of state, including a proposed reset “with a stupid plastic button that made us all look like a bunch of jerks.”
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The press conference in which these references occurred was notable for its lack of focus and organization, belligerent, incoherent, rambling style, and its contradictions - a primary tool of gaslighting.

e.g. 1) As he ranted and raved:   “Tomorrow, they will say, ‘Donald Trump rants and raves at the press.’ I’m not ranting and raving."

2) After declaring himself the least racist person, he confronted April Ryan (a 20-year White House press veteran who is African-American) who asked if he would meet with the CBC (Congressional Black Caucus - the initials of which he did not recognize) with "Do you want to arrange it? Are they friends of yours?"

The hour-and-a-quarter tirade was marked by a preoccupation with stats, polls, and vote counts, an obsession with perceived false reportage ( “The leaks are absolutely real. The news is fake because so much of the news is fake…The reporting is fake.”), and a marked inability to let go of his campaign or his adversary in that campaign whose name he invoked at odd intervals in the course of the event (in a few cases with bogus stories, i.e. "fake news") and who was in New York minding her own business and honoring her late friend.

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Thursday, February 16, 2017

Hillary Clinton: Fashion Week Icon

It's Fashion Week in New York, and Hillary's personal style is having an effect on the runways.

Hillary Clinton May Have Lost the Election, But She's Winning the Runways





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At New York Fashion Week, pantsuits for all!
She may not have won the election, but remarkably, Hillary Clinton, pilloried for her appearance her entire public life, has become a fashion trendsetter.The 2016 presidential candidate could very well be the inspiration for New York Fashion Week's most pervasive fall 2017 trend, the pantsuit, seen on nearly every runway so far, including Calvin Klein, Victoria Beckham and Gabriela Hearst. While the style has been a red carpet favorite of Emma Watson, Blake Lively and Evan Rachel Wood (the Westworld actress has made the look her new unofficial uniform), brands as disparate as Aussie babe fave Zimmermann, French club wear go-to Zadig & Voltaire and dresser-of-Indian-royalty Naeem Khan have also offered up pantsuit options for every occasion.Zimmermann 




Zimmermann fall 2017.
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Zimmermann fall 2017.
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Meanwhile in L.A., Hillary supporter Dame Helen Mirren wore this to a premiere last night.

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Among the events of the week was today's First-Day-Of-Issue Oscar de la Renta Forever Stamp Dedication Ceremony at Grand Central Terminal where Hillary spoke.
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Another Broadway Ovation for Hillary Clinton

If there is one thing Hillary Clinton is enjoying lately, it is the Great White Way. Audiences there are quick to spot her no matter how full the house.

With One Look: Hillary Clinton Gets a Standing Ovation at Sunset Boulevard

Former presidential candidate visits Broadway for the second time in a month.
Former presidential candidate, Secretary of State and First Lady Hillary Clinton was greeted with cheers and a standing ovation February 15 at Broadway’s Palace Theatre where she came to see Glenn Close in Sunset Boulevard.
Clinton arrived at the theatre about three minutes before curtain, and was quickly recognized by the audience, which began cheering.
As the lights went down for the show to start, just as the audience quieted down, someone shouted “We love you, Hillary” and the crowd applauded through the beginning of the overture clearly in response to the shout-out.
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Wednesday, February 15, 2017

To All the Little Girls ...

Thanks to Isolde Fair & her classmates for this inspiring song. I'm with YOU. 👏👏👏✨
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Hi, Please subscribe :). This song started as an assignment in my music theory class (which is all girls) to write a song based on the inspirational words from Hillary's concession speech. The message is that all girls (and women) should never doubt that they are valuable and powerful and can have their dreams come true. My friends from Sol La Music Academy in Santa Monica are playing the strings and singing with me. https://sollamusicacademy.org/ Thank you to everyone who made this video with me, to all the teachers and parents who helped us, and thank you for watching it.

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Baby's Day Out


I recently saw that Wikipedia has stricken Daily Mail from its list of reliable sources. Whhelaile I am pretty sure some of the information here is faulty, the pics are worth the post. Little Aidan was out with his mom and dad.

Baby's day out! Chelsea Clinton and husband Marc take son Aidan on an afternoon trip to gourmet food emporium after a morning at a fashion show where she denied she's considering a Senate run

  • Chelsea Clinton and Marc Mezvinsky took son Aidan for afternoon trip on Friday
  • The family was spotted buying groceries from the Eataly Market in Manhattan
  • Outing came just hours after Clinton denied she would run for New York Senate
  • The trip also marks the third time Mezvinsky has been seen out and about
  • He's had kept low profile since it was revealed he closed hedge fund
  • Eaglevale Partners was shut down in December after Hillary Clinton lost election
  • On Thursday he was seen at a cheese steak restaurant with unidentified friend
  • Mezvinsky was photographed with his wife arriving home on Wednesday
  • It was also revealed this week that Chelsea and Mezvinsky are both out of jobs
husband Marc Mezvinsky enjoyed an afternoon trip to a gourmet food emporium with their son Aidan on Friday.
The family was spotted walking to Eataly Market just hours after Clinton denied that she would run for New York Sen Kirsten Gillibrand's seat.
 
Chelsea Clinton and husband, Marc Mezvinsky, enjoyed an afternoon trip to a gourmet food emporium with their son Aidan on Friday. The family was spotted walking to Eataly Market just hours after Clinton denied that she would run for New York Sen Kirsten Gillibrand's seat

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Friday, February 10, 2017

Fast & Furious Friday

Last Thursday, I mentioned the new administration's tactic of choice, diversion.  This week, thanks to George Lakoff, we have a handy diagram for the analysis of tweets from Trump.


So it comes as no surprise that while Trump lobbed a grenade at Nordstrom's and while we were all attending to the ninth circuit court of appeals which upheld the stay on the immigration ban and the endless confirmation hearings,  the explosions were happening elsewhere.

Last night and today, massive immigration raids were taking place in at least six states.


U.S. immigration authorities made a series of arrests in at least half a dozen states across the country on Thursday and Friday, sweeping up an unknown number of undocumented immigrants, immigration lawyers and advocates said. 

The raids, which appeared to target scores of people, including those without criminal records, mark the first largescale episode of immigration enforcement inside the United States since President Trump’s Jan. 26 order to crack down on the estimated 11 million immigrants living here illegally. Immigration lawyers and advocates said some of the enforcement efforts included traffic stops and checkpoints, though Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials disputed those accounts, saying the agency does not use checkpoints while engaging in targeted enforcement operations. 

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These followed the very high profile deportation of an Arizona woman who had reported as required of her to a local ICE office.

Typically, while we attend to all of this, we are supposed to be distracted from the Russia story, but that one grew extra legs just this evening. It appears that U.S. investigators have been able to corroborate portions of the dossier we referred to last week as the Christopher Steele Memos.
Coupled with that one was this.

 National security adviser Flynn discussed sanctions with Russian ambassador, despite denials, officials say

National security adviser Michael Flynn privately discussed U.S. sanctions against Russia with that country’s ambassador to the United States during the month before President Trump took office, contrary to public assertions by Trump officials, current and former U.S. officials said.
Flynn’s communications with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak were interpreted by some senior U.S. officials as an inappropriate and potentially illegal signal to the Kremlin that it could expect a reprieve from sanctions that were being imposed by the Obama administration in late December to punish Russia for its alleged interference in the 2016 election.
This story, of course, is the elephant in the room. The Russian connection to the Trump campaign and White House impugns the integrity of the election and the intentions of the administration with regard to Russian sanctions, not only for alleged election hanky-panky but also those imposed over Russian incursions in Ukraine. It lends credence to the idea that Putin's antipathy to Hillary Clinton's candidacy was based on a lot more than a personality conflict and his idée-fixe that she somehow orchestrated mass demonstrations following the Russian parliamentary elections in 2011.

Deep Throat told Bob Woodward to follow the money. It is not hard to imagine that transactions involving Donald Trump might revolve around money. Alex Mohajer, late of Bros4Hillary, has constructed bulletin board worthy of Carrie Mathison from a series of interlocking documents. It is not complete, but is the best job of connecting the dots so far.

THE ROSNEFT RECEIPTS

In light of Wash Post's explosive article revealing Trump's NSA Flynn contacted Russian officials BEFORE inauguration to discuss lifting sanctions, it's getting harder to ignore growing evidence that Trump was involved with Russian oil deal.
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From this, we can see what entities acquired those mysterious Rosneft shares even if principals behind it remain shrouded.  it's great detective work!  We can be relatively sure Alex will not let this opus rest here, so we can be reasonably sure that he will elaborate as he finds additional evidence. We look forward to that.

As for Hillary, she has steered clear of the Russian story which she tried to expose at the October 19 presidential debate. She did, however, register a reaction to the court decision on Thursday. Touted as ultimate shade, her tweet was concise.

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The thing never to ignore is that Trump and the Republicans are working as a team. Wherever the fireworks go off, look elsewhere.  And watch this space.

What's that I hear, now?

What's that I hear, now, ringing in my ears? I've heard that sound before!  Is it the call asking Hillary to lead?  I've heard that song before!

Many times in 2013 -14 and into 2015 I stated here that Hillary Clinton does not owe any American another effing thing. Yet you all persist! So WTF???
United States Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (R) calls a time-out during a multiple question from an Indian journalist, as India's Minister of External Affairs S.M. Krishna smiles during their news conference at the U.S.-India Strategic Dialogue in Washington June 13, 2012. REUTERS/Gary Cameron (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS)
United States Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (R) calls a time-out during a multiple question from an Indian journalist, as India's Minister of External Affairs S.M. Krishna smiles during their news conference at the U.S.-India Strategic Dialogue in Washington June 13, 2012. REUTERS/Gary Cameron (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS)
I know #ShePersists is the flavor of the week, but why does it always and only have to be Hillary?
I am sick and tired of people young enough to be her children and even grandchildren making demands on her.
The latest demand is a new Seneca Falls Convention - that Hillary is supposed to organize. Please! Go organize this yourselves! Run for office. Stop being "idea people" and actually do something and put yourselves out there.  Give Hillary the break she deserves to spend with her family!
This came across my "desk" (top). I didn't know the author's name but resident detectives Brassy and Carissa tracked it back to Melissa McEwan at Shakesville.  Thank you both, and thank you Melissa for this fine piece!

"Why Hillary Clinton Isn't Doing Whatever It Is You Think She Needs to Be Doing in This Moment:


Hillary Clinton doesn't owe you a goddamned thing.
Hillary Clinton ran for president. She ran despite a hideous game of cajoling her to run, only to shame her for running. She ran despite the fact that the media has treated her like garbage for decades; despite knowing they would treat her like garbage again—which they did. She ran despite knowing, as keenly as any other woman in the country and more than most, the hellscape of vicious misogyny that would be unleashed against her. She ran despite the fact that she knew, should she win, she would face Republican obstructionism and vitriol so vast and relentless that it would take a tenacious beast to govern. She ran knowing she would have to be that tenacious beast, and could be.
She ran for president on the most progressive Democratic platform ever, and her campaign was remarkably devoid of the typical unforced errors in most presidential campaigns (including her previous one). She showed herself to be a candidate capable of learning and willing to learn—when she changed positions, it was because she came to the more progressive one.
Which is not to suggest that she was a perfect candidate, but she was a damn good one. Yet her insufficient perfection was somehow considered a fatal flaw by people who now demand she dance at their command.
She wanted to lead this nation—and, more importantly, she wanted to govern it. And she had the knowledge and capability to do it, and do it well.
She put out an enormous number of policy papers and factsheets, so we could see exactly what she wanted to do and how she would do it. She gave detailed policy addresses, and she answered voters' questions with both compassion and seriousness and details.
She conveyed, in every conceivable way, that she had the experience to be our president, and an abundance of talent, and she was offering both to us.
And we passed.
More of us voted for her, of course, but there is a reason she is not our president. And it's not just because of Russian interference and James Comey being a colossal wanker. It's also because enough votes for Jill Stein threw key states to Donald Trump, and because millions and millions of people voted for Trump despite his reprehensible platform.
I am hardly the first person to observe that I would much rather be spending my days encouraging Hillary Clinton to be more progressive than documenting the fall of the republic under the presidency of Donald Trump.
But here we are.
And now there are people—many of whom are self-identified Bernie Sanders supporters who voted for Stein in those aforementioned key states, or who voted for Trump, or who didn't vote at all—who are demanding to know why Hillary Clinton isn't "doing something" to stop Donald Trump and his authoritarian onslaught.
She did do something, you ungrateful wrecks. She campaigned for 18 months, the last of them against Trump himself, day after exhausting day, keeping up a ruthless schedule that would drive most people half her age to collapse after three weeks, no less a year and a half. She gave up time with her family, her grandchildren; gave up anything resembling free time; gave up her privacy. She made countless sacrifices on behalf of this country in order to prevent this exact outcome.
You took a hard pass, and now you have the unmitigated temerity to want more from her? Fuck you.
I note with all the mirthless laughter in the universe that one of the incessant criticisms of Hillary Clinton was that she was entitled.
She gave it everything she had already. You don't get to ask for even more.
And what, pray tell, do you expect her to do, anyway? Crash the confirmation hearings? She's not a sitting Senator anymore. That's not the way it works. Show up at a protest, dragging the Secret Service with her, constantly on the lookout for people who sent her death threats; chanted that she should be locked up or killed? That's not the way it works, either.
Even if you could name some meaningful action that you'd like her to be taking in this moment, this darkest of moments in our nation's history, she doesn't owe it to you.
It hurts my heart when I think about how not only did we reject her in favor of the shitlord who currently occupies the Oval Office, but we sought to humiliate her, over and over, for even trying to defeat him.
And now, to add breathtaking insult to that grievous injury, people are mad at her for not showing up?! She tried to show up. And a bunch of progressive purists told her to GTFO and spit in her face for good measure.
Hillary Clinton doesn't owe you shit.
She warned you that it was a bad idea to set your house on fire, and now you're mad at her for not letting you crash on her couch? How dare you.
Seriously. How dare you.
It isn't Hillary Clinton's fault that you didn't take seriously what was really at stake. And I wouldn't blame her for never showing up again for a country that disregarded her warnings and rejected her so callously.
But the thing is: She probably will show up. Again. She's probably hatching some sort of plan as we speak, because that's just the kind of indomitable human being she is—a patriot of unfathomable measure.
And the fact that we almost certainly haven't heard the last of Hillary Clinton is not only testament to her extraordinary fortitude and her profound loyalty to this nation, but is the primary fucking reason that she deserved our votes.
She deserved them way more than we deserve her.
So if Hillary Clinton wants to spend the rest of her days walking in the woods and playing with her grandchildren and eating delicious things and never, ever, putting herself in front of a camera and subjecting herself to abominably unjust scrutiny no person should ever have to face, more power to her.
I hope she does exactly what she wants to do, whatever that may be.
Because she has already given me an enormous amount of her time, her energy, her very self. She doesn't owe me another goddamned thing.
And she doesn't owe you anything more, either."
Not written by me but written to be shared.
Well said to the writer! To the point!!!!!
I thank Victoria Brownsworth for this.

We could really use right about now.
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I have said it before - long before she put herself into the 2016 race, Hillary Clinton owes us nothing. She has always left it all on the field.
You, who consider yourselves leaders but lead by making demands of others, go do this yourselves or shut up. Basta! Enough!

Hillary Clinton to be Honored by The Center

The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Community Center will honor Hillary Clinton at their April 20 dinner. Hillary will receive the Trailblazer Award at the event to be held at Cipriani on Wall Street.

For tickets and information, go here >>>>



Congratulations in advance, Mme. Secretary, on a well-deserved honor!

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