Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Bill and Hillary Clinton Tweet Reactions to NYC Terror Attack




New Yorkers are resilient. They still turned out for the Halloween Parade! New York Strong!


Roosevelt University Honors Hillary Clinton

Fittingly, Hillary Clinton was awarded the inaugural Eleanor Roosevelt Social Justice Award. Eleanor would be proud. Congratulations, Mme. Secretary! Very well-deserved.


Roosevelt University honored Hillary Clinton for her lifetime commitment to social justice with the inaugural Eleanor Roosevelt Social Justice Award on Oct. 30 at the Auditorium Theatre.
Roosevelt University officials, including Board of Trustees Chair Patricia Harris, presented the award on stage at the theatre following Clinton’s public appearance for her book tour and new book, What Happened.
"Your life’s work resonates with Eleanor Roosevelt’s statement that ‘We must be able to show people that democracy is not about words, but action,’” Roosevelt University President Ali R. Malekzadeh said in honoring Clinton.
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Monday, October 30, 2017

Hillary Clinton in Winnetka

Hillary was back in the state where she was born and raised while the indictment dominated the news along with the surprise guilty plea of former Trump staffer, George Papadopoulos. Hillary promised a great chapter on Russia. Indeed, it is an important segment in her book.


On the heels of the federal indictment of President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman Paul Manafort, Hillary Clinton made the rounds of the Chicago area Monday in support of her new book that examines the historic election.
"I have a great chapter about Russia in here," Clinton told members of the media as she signed copies of her book "What Happened" at the Book Stall in Winnetka. It was the only public comment Clinton made during her suburban visit regarding the latest events surrounding Manafort.
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Where Hillary Clinton Celebrated her Birthday

But there is a NDA on who ate what. We hope Hillary had a great time!
 
 

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Saturday, October 28, 2017

Hillary Clinton at the Human Rights Campaign National Dinner

HRC had the HRC cheering wildly tonight!















Clinton Foundation: 76-Ton Airlift of Medicine and Medical Supplies Lands in Puerto Rico

76-Ton Airlift of Medicine and Medical Supplies Lands in Puerto Rico
44 Companies Step Up to Address Severe Shortages
SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO, October 27, 2017 — Direct Relief today airlifted 152,604 lbs. of urgently needed medical resources to Puerto Rico, where medical shortages persist more than a month after Hurricane Maria devastated the island.

The Direct Relief-chartered MD-11 cargo jet contained $21 million (wholesale) in donated medical resources from 44 companies (full list of companies below), including extensive quantities of intravenous solutions and prescription medications for acute conditions and chronic diseases such as diabetes and hypertension that can rapidly become medical emergencies if not managed.

“This airlift will go a long way towards helping our fellow Americans in Puerto Rico, and I am eternally grateful to Direct Relief and all of the organizations involved,” said President Bill Clinton, 42nd President of the United States, and founder and board chair of the Clinton Foundation. “Their efforts are a reminder that when so many people need our help, our common humanity matters even more.”

The Clinton Foundation has supported Direct Relief’s work for years, including the recovery efforts after the 2010 Haiti earthquake and the response to the Ebola epidemic in West Africa in 2014. In the response to the Caribbean hurricanes this year, the Clinton Foundation has helped to coordinate and advise the team at Direct Relief. Read a from-the-tarmac report from Clinton Foundation staff on the airlift here.

Businesses Step Up to Fill Resource Gap

Direct Relief works with dozens of healthcare companies' philanthropic arms on an ongoing basis to address public health needs and humanitarian crises across the globe and in all 50 U.S. states. This private philanthropic support from businesses, as well as philanthropic support from individuals, foundations, and organizations has enabled a massively stepped-up response to assist in Puerto Rico, where health services have been severely constricted by the extensive damage caused by Hurricane Maria.

44 companies joined in filling specific requests that Direct Relief received from nonprofit health centers, government facilities, and private hospitals in Puerto Rico – all of which have been struggling to restore and expand services to care for the island's more than 3 million residents.

“Direct Relief has been a wonderful partner for Eli Lilly and Company,” said Rob Smith, senior director of corporate responsibility and president of the Eli Lilly and Company Foundation. “We have worked together to get insulin to those impacted by the devastating effects of Hurricane Maria. Lilly could not ask for a more capable, responsive, and compassionate partner. We are so grateful for all of the things Direct Relief is doing to help the great people of Puerto Rico recover from this terrible disaster.”

The medicines and supplies on the flight were donated by the following companies:

3M; Abbott; AbbVie; Alcon; Allergan plc; Amneal Pharmaceuticals; Apotex Inc.; AstraZeneca; Baxter International Inc.; Bayer; BD; Boehringer Ingelheim Cares Foundation; Cares Foundation; Bristol-Myers Squibb; Cera Products, Inc.; Cipla; Coola Suncare; CVS; DayOne Response; Energy Equality For All; Ethicon; GSK; Henry Schein, Inc.; Integra LifeSciences; InTouch Health; Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; Kaléo; LifeScan; Magno-Humphries Labs; Medtronic; Merck & Co., Inc.; Mylan; Nephron Pharmaceuticals Corporation; Noble Laboratories, Inc.; Novartis; Pfizer Inc.; Prestige Brands; Sagent Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; Sanofi Foundation for NA; Sappo Hill Soapworks; Starbucks; Teva Pharmaceuticals, USA; Trividia Health; Vaseline; Wisconsin Pharmacal Company.

Responding to an Unprecedented Hurricane Season

Today's airlift follows several weeks of smaller-scale airlifts and hand-carried medications and emergency medical resources to dozens of Puerto Rico's nonprofit health centers and medical teams organized by the Puerto Rico Department of Health.

Among the critical items has been 565 vials of blood-clotting factor for children with hemophilia, 15,600 vials of insulin, 35 pre-kitted emergency medical packs containing a broad range of Rx medications and supplies, as well as 1500 solar lights and over 4000 bottles of insect repellant to protect against Zika virus.

Direct Relief's response in Puerto Rico has been concurrent with extensive responses to Hurricanes Harvey and Irma that preceded Maria.

Since Hurricane Harvey's landfall on August 25, Direct Relief has sent 148 tons of medications, vaccines, and medical supplies valued at $64.7 million (wholesale) and including 19 million defined daily doses of Rx medications delivered via 560 emergency shipments to 143 partner organizations in Texas, Florida, Puerto Rico, USVI and seven Caribbean countries.

In addition, Direct Relief has provided and committed financial support in the form of grants totaling over $2.7 million to 43 nonprofit health centers and clinics and their primary care associations in Texas, Florida, and Puerto Rico.
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About Direct Relief
Established in 1948 with a mission to improve the health and lives of people affected by poverty or emergencies, Direct Relief delivers lifesaving medical resources throughout the world – without regard to politics, religion, ethnic identities, or ability to pay. Direct Relief is the only charitable nonprofit to obtain Verified Accredited Wholesale Distributor (VAWD) accreditation by the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy. Among other distinctions, Direct Relief earns a perfect score of 100 from independent evaluator Charity Navigator, was listed among the world's most innovative nonprofits by Fast Company, and has received the CECP Directors' Award, the Drucker Prize for Nonprofit Innovation, and the President's Award from Esri for excellence in GIS mapping. For more information, please visit https://www.DirectRelief.org.

About the Clinton Foundation
The Clinton Foundation convenes businesses, governments, NGOs, and individuals to improve global health and wellness, increase opportunity for girls and women, reduce childhood obesity, create economic opportunity and growth, and help communities address the effects of climate change. Because of our work, nearly 35,000 American schools have provided kids with healthy food choices in an effort to eradicate childhood obesity; more than 150,000 farmers in Malawi, Rwanda, and Tanzania are benefiting from climate-smart agronomic training, higher yields, and increased market access; working with partners, more than 8.5 million trees and tree seedlings have been planted to strengthen ecosystems and livelihoods; over 600,000 people have been impacted through market opportunities created by social enterprises and health and wellbeing programs in Latin America, the Caribbean, Asia, and Africa; through the independent Clinton Health Access Initiative, over 11.5 million people in more than 70 countries have access to CHAI-negotiated prices for HIV/AIDS medications; an estimated 85 million people in the U.S. will be reached through strategic health partnerships developed across industry sectors at both the local and national level; and members of the Clinton Global Initiative community have made more than 3,600 Commitments to Action, which have improved the lives of over 435 million people in more than 180 countries.
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Over 150,000 pounds of medical supplies — specifically requested by medical facilities across Puerto Rico with pallets tailored to what each facility is requesting and needs — is loaded onto an MD-11 at Miami International Airport on Friday, bound for Puerto Rico.
By Rebekah Curtis-Heald, Commitments Manager at the Clinton Global Initiative
 
This post is part of a recurring series of perspectives on the impact of our work by staff and partners of the Clinton Foundation.
Hurricane Maria has left a trail of devastation through several Caribbean islands, including Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Since making landfall in Dominica on September 19, Hurricane Maria has been responsible for at least 93 deaths and catastrophic damage across the region. Cell service outages and fuel shortages have made distribution of aid difficult. The number of Puerto Ricans with power is actually decreasing from just after the storm, with only 18 percent of the island’s residents having power.
At the Clinton Foundation, I work as part of the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) team which supports members of the CGI community — nonprofits, businesses, and others from civil society. In this role in the past two months, I’ve been working with a team here at the Foundation helping a wide range of organizations and individuals plug into hurricane relief efforts and organize work based on what’s needed on the ground.
One member of the CGI community that has been particularly active is Direct Relief, a nonprofit that works in more than 70 countries and all 50 states to provide help to those affected by poverty or emergencies, delivering lifesaving medical resources. At CGI, we have a long history of working with Direct Relief to coordinate response efforts — from recovery from the 2010 earthquake in Haiti, to a 2014 airlift of medical supplies for Ebola response in West Africa. Over the past few years I’ve worked personally with Direct Relief’s international emergency response team as we coordinated relief efforts after natural disasters, as well as their Haiti team as they’ve continued to support the recovery in the country, including in the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew in 2016.
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October 28: Day of Infamy

Last May, Hillary Clinton sat down with Christiane Amanpour at the Women for Women International Luncheon and told her that but for James Comey's letter of October 28, 2016, she probably would have won the election, a theory she fleshes out in her memoir What Happened.



Hillary supporters had a new date to add to the list of days that we will never forget as October 28 joined May 31, 2008 - the day the Democratic Party Rules and Bylaws Committee altered the delegate count in the wake of the primaries that year.

So here we are a year later. CNN chose to commemorate the day with a chronological look at social media one year ago today for the record of how attitudes changed over the course of the day.

Reliving the day Hillary Clinton says cost her the election, one year later

Sigh. You've got to love Hillary!

Hillary Clinton Inducted into the IWF Hall of Fame

The International Women's Forum & Leadership Foundation inducted Hillary Clinton into their Hall of Fame last night in Houston.


Hillary Clinton visits Houston to accept award

 

By Aaron Barker - Senior Web Editor

HOUSTON - Former Secretary of State and first lady Hillary Clinton was in Houston on Friday to accept an award from the International Women’s Forum.
More than 40 countries participated in the group’s World Leadership Conference, which focuses on a range of topics from human trafficking to global health.
The two-day conference, which wrapped up Friday night, focused on how the topics impact women on a daily basi
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Thursday, October 26, 2017

Women's Media Center Declares Hillary Clinton 'Wonder Woman' on her Birthday!

At Capitale in New York City tonight, the Women's Media Center serenaded Hillary Clinton on her 70th birthday and honored her with their one and only "Wonder Woman Award." April Ryan, in a respite from combat in the White House Press Room, was among those honored.  Best compliments to all the honorees and congratulations to our Wonder Woman!

 Read the transcript of Hillary's speech here >>>>










We agree, Mr. President!










Happy Birthday, Hillary Clinton!

Dear Hillary,

Happy Birthday from us all. Thank you for everything you do. We are all still with you and will never leave your side. Ever! We wish you a wonderful year, a speedy recovery, and health and happiness for many years to come. You remain our North Star, the one that guides us over unknown terrain and turbulent seas. Your example inspires hundreds of millions worldwide. Your stamina and drive infect us all with a will to keep going no matter how difficult the path. We are the grassroots ... your grassroots that you activated.

No woman has ever, in this country, done what you have done. We know you stood on the shoulders of giants, but you, Hillary, are a giant upon whose shoulders, many will climb. You have inspired them to do that.

When we were little girls, none of us thought about turning 70. Maybe we thought about turning 14 or 18. None of us, then, were thinking about what we would have accomplished. We were thinking only about what we might do and how we might get there, but look at you! Look at what you have done!

We wish we could sit down with you for a glass of wine  ... or two ... to toast your birthday, to toast your mom for having you (birthdays are most important to moms, and I adopted yours after mine passed - as you know). Since we cannot, we Still4Hillers are here to wish you a wonderful birthday. Cheers!  No regrets, Hillary! We did it all. The cards were stacked against us, but we survive. We thrive with you at the tiller. Keep steering us as always, captain. This ship will stay afloat and find safe harbor with you at the helm.

We love you, Hillary! Happy Birthday!

This rose is for you!




Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Hillary Clinton at Yale Law School

Hillary went home to Yale Law School Wednesday evening for a reunion with former classmates and a promotional appearance for her book. She spoke for about an hour to an audience of perhaps about 400. She told them that her original plans for after the election did not include writing a book, and that Fox News consumers do not understand that they are being played. 

See the video at the link below.

https://yalelaw.hosted.panopto.com/Panopto/Pages/Viewer.aspx?id=95e6b61d-0114-483a-a550-65a4febe09ec





Hillary Clinton LAW ’73 returns to Yale

Staff Reporter
At a cocktail party for students admitted to Harvard Law School in 1969, a professor told a young Hillary Clinton LAW ’73 that Harvard did not need any more women. Clinton, who would later become the first woman to receive a presidential nomination from a major political party, promptly, and unsurprisingly, committed to Yale, graduating in 1973.
On Wednesday Oct. 25, Clinton returned to her alma mater to discuss the 2016 election, her new book “What Happened?” and her hopes for the future of U.S. politics with Law School Dean Heather Gerken. More than 400 people — including Law School students, faculty members, administrators and Clinton’s former colleagues — packed into the Law School Auditorium to attend the discussion, giving the former secretary of state a standing ovation as she entered.
“I want to be clear that it is my best effort at explaining what happened,” Clinton said about her book. “But there are certain lessons in it that I really hope people will take away with them, because it’s not just about what happened, it’s what we need to do to prevent it from happening again.”
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Hillary Clinton in Ann Arbor



Hillary Clinton relives campaign, election loss at book tour speech in Ann Arbor


Hillary Clinton's "What Happened" is breaking sales records. Time
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Former Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton took the stage in Ann Arbor Tuesday night for an hour-long, relaxed conversation with a nearly sold-out crowd.
She cracked some jokes, was self-deprecating, told charming stories about her grandkids, and easily connected with the supportive audience of more than 3,000 people.
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Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Hillary Clinton in Montreal

'Trump was a reality-TV candidate,' Hillary Clinton tells audience in Montreal

Hillary Rodham Clinton told audience at Montreal's Palais des Congr√®s on Monday night that she accepts blame for what she didn’t do right in her failed bid for the United States presidency in 2016.
Hillary Rodham Clinton told a crowd of 3,500 at Montreal’s Palais des Congr√®s on Monday night that she accepts blame for what she didn’t do right in her failed bid for the United States presidency in 2016.
But there was also what she called “a perfect storm” of circumstances, including deep currents of anger flowing through the culture, information warfare waged by the Kremlin, a political press that said her use of a private email server during her term as secretary of state was the most important story of the election and the intervention only days before the Nov. 8 election by then-director James Comey of the FBI investigation into her use of the server.
Montreal is one of three Canadian stops on Clinton’s 15-city tour to promote her new book, What Happened (Simon & Schuster). The book describes her thoughts and feelings during the campaign — from what it was like to run against Donald Trump, how she has coped with losing to him and how she picked herself up afterward.
In her introduction, author and friend Louise Penny described Clinton as “hilarious, playful, always thoughtful and considerate” and called What Happened a “searing book of great honesty by one of the towering figures of a generation.”
Clinton is a fan of Penny’s books, and Penny was host to the Clintons during a vacation they took in the Eastern Townships in August.
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Hillary Clinton talks election loss, new book and inspiring women in Montreal

Clinton stopped at Palais des Congès to promote her new book Monday night

By Marilla Steuter-Martin, CBC News Posted: Oct 23, 2017 9:36 PM ET Last Updated: Oct 23, 2017 9:42 PM ET
Hillary Clinton promotes her new book "What Happened" Monday, October 23, 2017 in Montreal.
Hillary Clinton promotes her new book "What Happened" Monday, October 23, 2017 in Montreal. (Ryan Remiorz/THE CANADIAN PRESS)

Around 2,000 people gathered at the Palais des Congr√®s in Montreal Monday night to hear former Secretary of State and Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speak during a stop on her new book tour.
Clinton's book, What Happened, was released last month and has been praised for its candour and willingness to admit mistakes as well as being openly critical of the Trump administration.

Hillary Clinton's book, What Happened, was released last month. (Google Books)
The former first lady was introduced by a close friend of the Clinton family, Quebec author Louise Penny.
Clinton and her husband, former president Bill Clinton, were in Quebec's Eastern Townships in August vacationing and visiting with Penny.
She was welcomed onstage and warmly applauded by the crowd.
Clinton wore a surgical boot on her right foot, which she fractured falling down some stairs last week.
Still, she spoke gamely, talking about her book and taking questions from moderator Caroline Codsi, president and founder of Women in Governance.d more
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Monday, October 23, 2017

Become a Founding Member of Onward Together!



Friends --
I could not be prouder of the groups we work with here at Onward Together.
The leaders who are part of these groups are incredibly smart and passionate. They've taken the anger and frustration many of us have been feeling for the last year and turned it into action -- like thousands of phone calls to Congress, hundreds of new volunteers, and dozens of first-time candidates for office.
But this work wouldn't be possible without support from people across the country. That's why it's so important that you become a Founding Donor to Onward Together by starting a monthly donation today -- your contribution will help this work continue in the months and years ahead.
Will you become a Founding Donor today?
Donate now
Thank you -- this means a lot to me,
Hillary

Don't let the trolls get you down. Notice that they never promote funding. That is because they are working against the grassroots and, by default, against HRC.  Neither do they receive these emails because they are foreign agents who cannot donate and therefore are not on the funding lists. See below. Think about that.

Kick in something today and be a Founding Member!

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Sunday, October 22, 2017

Hillary Clinton is Not Your 'Mama' - Stop Calling Her That!

There's a small enclave of roughly 1500 on Facebook that routinely refers to Hillary Clinton as "mama," "mom," "mother," and other maternal terms. There is a central entity (also referred to here as 'the source' and 'the account owner/s)¹ that posts using these terms. The friends and followers of that account enable (I use this term in the co-dependence sense), encourage, and repeat this terminology.

My initial reaction to the use of these terms was that it is decidedly not American. I have seen Africans (specifically sub-Saharan Africans) and some West Indians refer to female leaders in that way, but never Americans. Even the littlest Hillary supporters among us, boys who showed up in Hillary gear and girls who sported pantsuits at Hillary's campaign events last year, called her Hillary. She related to them as citizens, and even though they were too young to vote, they all seemed to understand who she was, who they were, and that the campaign was a battle we all were in together - an exercise in democracy. So this mama meme² rang odd. Non-native. Not simply the words - the idea.

At first I questioned this usage directly on the Facebook timeline. I was met with anger, defensiveness, and misinterpretation of my words. No, I had not said African-Americans. I had said Africans. Some said they thought it was cute. To me it was anything but cute. There was something antithetical about it that I could not quite put my finger on. It was alien somehow. I started investigating.

It turned out that some undetermined percentage of the followers of that account are not American. A similarly undetermined percentage are. The account itself is run by an eastern European source. The username on the account is also the title of a short story published independently on a blog and is the name of the main character in that story. The source is not American. (I have chatted privately with one or more - it's unclear -  representatives of that entity.) The source stubbornly impersonates an American on Facebook notwithstanding my having discovered the true location which the source has confirmed as have I, independently. Consequently, I have been blocked, likely an effort to prevent my leaking the location. No location is cited on the Facebook profile which is minimalist in the extreme.

The source regularly begs HRC to run in 2020 when HRC insists she will do nothing of the kind. That little wrinkle will eventually iron itself out, although it is annoying that a foreign entity so easily influences the Americans who follow it and echo its calls in contradiction to Hillary's own words.

More central to my issues with this account and this little enclave is that niggling mama meme. Something is not right about that, but what?

The Tracy Flick in me kicked in. Eureka! I know! It is the irrefutable Conservative metaphor at the basis. So I defer and bow in respect to George Lakoff³.
Conservatives really want to change the basis of American life, to make America run according to the conservative moral worldview in all areas of life.
In the 2008 campaign, candidate Obama accurately described the basis of American democracy: Empathy — citizens caring for each other, both social and personal responsibility—acting on that care, and an ethic of excellence. From these, our freedoms and our way of life follow, as does the role of government: to protect and empower everyone equally. Protection includes safety, health, the environment, pensions and empowerment starts with education and infrastructure. No one can be free without these, and without a commitment to care and act on that care by one’s fellow citizens.
The conservative worldview rejects all of that.
Conservatives believe in individual responsibility alone, not social responsibility. They don’t think government should help its citizens. That is, they don’t think citizens should help each other. The part of government they want to cut is not the military (we have over 800** military bases around the world), not government subsidies to corporations, not the aspect of government that fits their worldview. They want to cut the part that helps people. Why? Because that violates individual responsibility.
But where does that view of individual responsibility alone come from?
The way to understand the conservative moral system is to consider a strict father family. The father is The Decider, the ultimate moral authority in the family. His authority must not be challenged. His job is to protect the family, to support the family (by winning competitions in the marketplace), and to teach his kids right from wrong by disciplining them physically when they do wrong. The use of force is necessary and required. Only then will children develop the internal discipline to become moral beings. And only with such discipline will they be able to prosper. And what of people who are not prosperous? They don’t have discipline, and without discipline they cannot be moral, so they deserve their poverty. The good people are hence the prosperous people. Helping others takes away their discipline, and hence makes them both unable to prosper on their own and function morally.
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The mama meme is in direct conflict with progressive values. No matter what sort of "mother of us all" HRC is portrayed to be, the metaphor of HRC as mother is antithetical to the ideals held by progressives, liberals, Democrats. It is an alien concept. That is what bothered me about it.

When I look at those "mama" posts, I see pleas for HRC to come and fix it all. For her somehow to transcend the possibly/probably illegitimate administration and roll back the damage. This message is counter to Hillary's which is, in perfect alignment with big 'D' Democratic principles as outlined by Lakoff: We all roll up our sleeves and, in whatever ways we can, move Onward Together.
I believe more fiercely than ever that citizen engagement at every level is central to a strong and vibrant democracy.
To support this wave of grassroots organizing, we’re launching Onward Together, an organization dedicated to advancing the progressive vision that earned nearly 66 million votes in the last election. Onward Together will work to build a brighter future for generations to come by supporting groups that encourage people to organize and run for office. - HRC
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The mama meme is a contradiction of this grassroots doctrine.

There is much about that odd Facebook enclave that should cause Americans, particularly Democrats, pause. The language irregularities - typical of non-native speakers. The lack of local context. A friend/follower recommended contacting the source's congressional representative but stopped short of asking who that might be - apparently not suspecting that there is none despite no location identified on Facebook for that source. Recently, the source mistook a broadcast by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation for ABC News  - the American Broadcasting Company. Americans asked which news show on ABC would carry the interview. No one called out this source for the confusion that ensued when the show did not air in the U.S. because it is an Australian show. There's the lack of familiarity with American culture as it intersects with the language. Could I possibly be the only American who noted the unfortunate use of "mama" by an adult when "yo' mama" is an insult most Americans would recognize?

Originally, I could not make sense of this Facebook phenomenon - essentially an eastern European Hillary troll. What would be the purpose? What could be the harm? Why collect Hillary supporters as friends? What is the agenda? But now, in the context of Lakoff's metaphor, I perceive an effort to wrench that demographic away, philosophically, from its grassroots, small 'd' democratic foundation in favor of an authoritarian ideal. Not the 'strict father' but the 'benevolent mother' who heals all hurts.
In this scenario, the 'benevolent mother' is one and only one person. No alternatives are tolerated, and it is imperative that HRC fulfill this destiny as seen by the perpetrators of this meme. No solutions beyond restoring HRC to the rank denied her is acceptable. No candidate other than HRC is worthy.
No one else can fix everything.

Where have we heard that theme before? Oh, right! From "strict dad," Donald Trump! It is one-and-the-same dogma, a most deleterious incursion to grassroots democratic thinking and values. One that Hillary Clinton would renounce and condemn if she knew about it.

It would not be surprising for a foreign source to misunderstand our party's ethic. But perhaps they understand it all too well and are out to undermine it. What better way than to heap praise and adoring compliments on Hillary and occasionally interject requests that she swoop in like Wonder Woman and right all wrongs? She may be getting that "Wonder Woman Award" but she knows better than anyone - in fact she is the one who keeps reminding us of this - it takes a village.

What is disconcerting is that some percentage of legitimate American Democratic Hillary voters buy into this questionable content. They have come for your hearts and minds, and you have surrendered.

https://departmentofhomegirlsecurity.files.wordpress.com/2017/01/cropped-dehos-11-2016signed3.jpg

For more on George Lakoff's analysis of Conservative thinking, go here.>>>>


¹ If you have been following my posts about this Facebook entity, you should note that in the past I referred to it as "she" based upon the scanty Facebook profile provided. I have come to doubt that the username" accurately reflects the source since the name also appears as a character and title in a fictional piece. I am not sure this is one person. There may be several people operating this account and one who was my contact in private chats. Therefore I have generalized the identity as "the source."
² Meme: A meme is "an idea, behavior, or style that spreads from person to person within a culture". A meme acts as a unit for carrying cultural ideas, symbols, or practices that can be transmitted from one mind to another through writing, speech, gestures, rituals, or other imitable phenomena with a mimicked theme. Meme - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meme
³ For more from George Lakoff, go here >>>>

ICYMI: Hillary Clinton with Graham Norton

Despite her broken toe, Hillary was animated and relaxed. Her signature humor was front and center. This may be my favorite of her recent appearances so far.



Who is on Graham Norton tonight? Hilary Clinton and Jack Whitehall among the guests Graham Norton interviews Hilary Clinton on tonight’s show with an extended version of the interview on the iPlayer tomorrow (Picture: PA/ So TV)

Unfortunately, the extended version is available only in the UK.

Friday, October 20, 2017

Women's Media Center to Honor Hillary Clinton with Inaugural and Unique "Wonder Woman Award"

None of Hillary's supporters wonder why she is receiving this Wonder Woman accolade! On her birthday, too! Nice to see April Ryan also among the honorees since she has taken her share of incoming in the White House Press Room these past nine months. Best compliments to Mme, Secretary and all the nominees!
womensmediacenter.com

Women’s Media Center

October 19, 2017 | Media


Hillary Clinton
Women’s Media Awards
October 26, New York City
2017 Honorees:
 Hillary Rodham Clinton, Jane Fonda, Maria Hinojosa, Ashley Judd, April Ryan, Mar√≠a Elena Salinas, Gail Tifford
Hosted by Maya L. Harris
Wmc Events Womens Media Awards 2017 Awardees W Hrc
Hillary Rodham Clinton, Jane Fonda, Maria Hinojosa, Ashley Judd, April Ryan, María Elena Salinas, and Gail Tifford
New York, New York, October 19, 2017 — The Women’s Media Center will honor Hillary Rodham Clinton with its first ever WMC Wonder Woman Award at the Women’s Media Awards on October 26 at a gala at the Capitale in New York City. 
Clinton joins 2017 Honorees Jane Fonda, Maria Hinojosa, Ashley Judd, April Ryan, Mar√≠a Elena Salinas and Gail Tifford. The WMC also will be recognizing the film, “Hidden Figures.” Maya L. Harris will host this event for the first time.
Clinton is an advocate, attorney, author, First Lady, U.S. Senator, U.S. Secretary of State, and Democratic presidential candidate who has devoted her life to working on behalf of women, children and families.
The Women’s Media Center is presenting its first—and only—WMC Wonder Woman Award to Clinton as she is a hero to millions in the United States and around the globe for her extraordinary accomplishments and public service. Like Wonder Woman, she seems to have superhuman strength, resilience, and courage. She also blazes new paths so that everyone has equal opportunity to pursue their dreams, and she has done much of it in the face of enemy fire.
“Hillary Clinton’s actions have inspired and protected women and men on every continent,” said Gloria Steinem, co-founder of The Women’s Media Center. “She has battled negative forces and helped to maintain a fragile peace with her negotiating skill on behalf of this country and peace-seekers everywhere. She has handled all this with grace, grit, determination, integrity, humor and fortitude while remaining a steadfast feminist, advocate, activist, sister and tireless leader in the revolution. With this award, the Women’s Media Center declares Hillary Clinton our Wonder Woman.”

This event is currently sold out. 

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Hillary Clinton's Interview with The Economist

Q&ATranscript: Interview with Hillary Clinton

An interview with the Democratic candidate for president in the 2016 elections
THIS week’s edition of “The Economist Asks”, our flagship interview podcast, features an interview with Hillary Clinton. The full transcript, lightly edited for clarity, follows. Listen to the podcast here. For a full list of all our podcasts, click here.
Hello and welcome to The Economists Asks. I’m your host Anne McElvoy. This week we’re asking what stops a woman from becoming president of the United States. I’m here with Zanny Minton Beddoes, editor-in-chief of The Economist, and together we’re talking to Hillary Rodham Clinton, the Democratic presidential candidate, secretary of state and senator from New York. After a long career in law, policy and politics, Mrs Clinton, the former first lady from 1993 to 2001 had aspired to become the first female American president. But in one of the most dramatic races in US presidential history, she was defeated by Donald Trump in the elections nearly a year ago. “What happened?” is the title of her candid new book about why she lost.
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Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Hillary Clinton Refuses Trump's Bait: 'No, I'm not going to run again'

She may be visiting across the pond, but Hillary Clinton is keeping up with Donald Trump's comments. Yesterday he told the press that he hopes she runs again in 2020. Hillary hit back.

  • 'No, I'm not going to run again,' Hillary Clinton told a UK radio host on Tuesday
  • On Monday Donald Trump dared her to apply for a 2020 rematch
  • 'I hope Hillary runs, he said of the the former Democratic candidate; 'Hillary, please run again! Go ahead!'
Hillary Clinton said Tuesday in Great Britain that she won't be seeking the U.S. presidency a third time.
'No, I'm not going to run again,' the former Democratic candidate told a host on BBC Radio 4.
On Monday President Donald Trump dared her publicly to launch a new bid for a 2020 rematch.
'I hope Hillary runs, he said during a press conference at the White House. 'Hillary, please run again! Go ahead!'
NEVER AGAIN: Hillary Clinton says she won't be a candidate for U.S. president a third time.
 

Hillary and Health Care ... in the UK!

One of my uncles had a weak heart. Long retired, he and my aunt did a summer home exchange with a couple from England. That couple moved into their home in Ridgewood, NJ for a few weeks while my Uncle Bud and Aunt Marge occupied their premises in northern England.

Then my uncle had a heart attack. He was rushed to the hospital, treated, and recovered. Upon discharge, my uncle tried to provide his insurance card. The hospital refused it. He then requested a bill. That also was not provided. It was a WTF moment.

The hospital explained that all procedures and treatments were covered even though he was not English. That is how their system works.

My uncle enjoyed the rest of his summer vacay in England. He never had to pay a penny for his medical care.

Hillary Clinton has paid tribute to the NHS after she was forced to rearrange a series of interviews because she fell and broke her toe.
The former US presidential candidate had been due to appear on Woman’s Hour, This Morning and the Graham Norton Show as part of a promotional tour for her book What Happened.
But all three interviews were cancelled or delayed after the accident, which she described when she finally made it to Norton’s set.
“I was running down the stairs in heels with a cup of coffee in hand, I was talking over my shoulder and my heel caught and I fell backwards,” she said. “I tried to get up and it really hurt. I’ve broken my toe. I’ve received excellent care from your excellent health service.”
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My uncle was - I am pretty sure - a Republican. I never asked. I just figured that. But I think he liked his treatment in the UK having been awestruck by it. Or maybe I read him wrong. His daughter, my cousin, was a strong Dem.

Hillary received treatment for her broken bones according to the same provisions as my uncle many years ago. We are not there yet.

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Monday, October 16, 2017

Oh No! Hillary Broke her Toe!

Running in heels is always potentially treacherous. Hillary was in a rush and took a spill today. Now she has a broken toe. But she still managed to make her appearance with Graham Norton. Keep an eye on your local listings at BBC America. It does not look like that episode will air here this week.

Hillary Clinton tried to put her best foot forward Monday after taking a tumble and being forced to cancel several media appearances to promote her new book in the United Kingdom.
The former Democratic presidential candidate failed to show up for the BBC’s “Woman’s Hour” and ITV’s “This Morning” show, the Daily Mail reported.
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But she later showed up on the BBC’s “Graham Norton Show,” where her spokesman Nick Merrill tweeted a photo of her wearing a surgical boot.
Merrill said Clinton joked about how she had caught her heel on steps and twisted her ankle — but on the show, she said she actually broke her toe.
“I was running down the stairs in heels with a cup of coffee in hand, I was talking over my shoulder and my heel caught and I fell backwards,” she said, the paper reported. “I tried to get up and it really hurt. I’ve broken my toe.”
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Many will likely remember how, rushing to a meeting, Hillary slipped in an underground garage at the State Department and shattered her elbow in 2009. That terrible fracture required surgery and pins.

Wishing you a speedy recovery, Hillary! We're still with you!