Hillary’s Magical Mystery Tour

Since Hillary’s book, Hard Choices, is being released tomorrow, she has a rather busy schedule of book tour interviews.

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These are some of the events:

Monday, June 9, 9 PM: ABC, Diane Sawyer
Tuesday, June 10, 7 AM: ABC, Robin Roberts
Tuesday, June 10: NBC, Cynthia McFadden
Tuesday, June 10, 11 AM: NYC Barnes & Noble Book Signing in Union Square
Sunday, June 15, 9 AM: CBS, Jane Pauley
Tuesday, June 17, 5 PM: CNN, Christiane Amanpour in a Town Hall format
Tuesday, June 17, 6:45-7:15 PM): FNC, spanning Bret Baier & Greta Van Susteren

It did not escape our notice that she’s giving her interviews (predominantly) to women!

She was also on the cover of People Magazine this week.

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And you’re not going to believe this, but Matt Drudge (no link for that Effer) actually had the nerve to say the cover shot looked like she was holding onto a walker. Seriously, they need better material.

See, just a patio chair.

See, just a patio chair.

The Ready for Hillary folks got a bus and I believe they intend to follow her book tour. Here’s their shiny rig:

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Of course, everyone has the same Number One question and they will continue to ask it even though she won’t answer. Even if the answer is “Hell Yes!” she’s not going to answer one minute before Wednesday, November 5, 2014. And even then, she’d likely wait a bit longer too. So why do they keep asking?

I hear there will be live tweeting during the programs all week and will share the #hashtag as soon as I find out what it is.

Achieve this

 

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Among the many Hillary Meme’s going around social and anti-social media these days is the “What has she accomplished” meme. Joe Scarborough stumped the panel on that question. Bill Kristol couldn’t think of a thing. Krauthammer says she didn’t have one single achievement as SoS:

Look, you know, when people talk about Hillary being a superb Secretary of State, I just ask one question. Name me one thing, just one, not three, give me one thing she achieved in her four years as Secretary of State. I have yet to hear an answer…

It’s reminiscent of the WWTBQ meme from 2008. Apparently, it’s not a satisfactory answer to say that Hillary’s whole life is an accomplishment and an achievement. This question sounds like it’s right out of a Jane Austen novel.

(The “Accomplished Woman” rant comes in at about 2:00.)

I also think the question a trap. No matter what answer you give, they will surely give their canned reasons why that particular event or activity does not rise to the level of a true achievement. Whatever it is, it won’t be as good as insert male-name here and insert real-bold-initiative-that-cost-a-lot-of-money here. I personally thought it was a pretty significant achievement that she never waved a vial of yellow-cake uranium in anyone’s face to mislead the nation into a war.

People either missed (or are being deliberately obtuse) about her greatest achievement. Not one of those bloviating gasbags could have pulled off what she did. And what exactly was that?

Let’s rewind to 2008. She lost the primary. Some say Obama was a better campaigner. Some say her campaign organization was a mess. Some say the media burned her. Some say the Democratic Party Effed her over by redistributing her delegates and then added insult to injuery by not even having the decency to hold a legitimate floor vote (the purpose of a convention) to honor the achievement of getting more primary votes than any other presidential candidate. Ever.

If I were she, I’d have been pissed and not ready to make nice. But not Hillary. She kept her promise and did “campaign her heart out” for Obama. It was lucky for him too because he was done and exhausted halfway through the primaries. (Hence the media drumbeat for WWTBQ.)

Much to the consternation of her most ardent supporters, she agreed to serve her country and her president as Secretary of State. The Energizer Bunny with the work-ethic of a champion; the candidate who did all the homework, read all the documents, and knew what she was talking about; the intellectual capitalist and the brains of the bunch; the bookish, wonkish geek, GAVE it away to her opponent in the name of service.

She carried out his agenda and demonstrated that she is a woman of her word. She helped restore our reputation in the world, which had taken a nose-dive in the preceding eight years. (It wasn’t just Democrats that hated Cheney and Rumsfeld–it was the whole rest of the world.) She managed to carve out time for the important issues that no one else thought were important: the health, well-being, and rights of women and girls all over the world.

Because of her collegiality and pragmaticism, her highest accolades come from military and security men on the Right. Throughout her entire career, she served our whole country, not the Left and not the Right. Please read that last sentence again, because that’s a big Effing deal. She is not bound by a rigid allegiance to ideological purity—she is bound by common sense. She’s able to find common ground with anyone in order to serve the greater good.

Compare and contrast that with a party and pundits that so hate this president (and Democrats in general), they would sacrifice 238 years of American history to demonstrate their disdain. They don’t want to win anything—they just want the other side to lose everything. Their goal is actually a Pyrrhic victory. (Medea much?)

Despite being scrutinized to death, held up to a standard of perfection that no 10 others together could meet, she kicked and continues to kick ass. Most admired woman umpteen times in a row. Currently, over 80% of Dems want her to run for president. She commands hundreds of thousands of dollars for speaking engagements. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg. Quite a few achievements for an unaccomplished woman.

Happy Birthday, Upps!

With Puma’s bearing gifts

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And balloons

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and cake

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and single-malt Scotch (enough for everyone–well, at least enough for Uppity)

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Time to get this party started

As luck would have it, it’s Saturday Night (with a little help from his friends*)

*Eric Clapton, Phil Collins, Ray King, Bryan Adams and others, live from the Prince’s Trust Concert.

 

Well East Coast Peeps Are Really Hip……

I really dig those styles they wear…..and the southern peeps with the way the talk….they knock me out when I’m down there….but……….

I Wish They All Could Be California Peeps

The peeps are coming….
Just as soon as they finish their California Spring Break Vacay….

In the meantime….why not sit back, chillax, and enjoy a nice Peep-tini!

Chillin’ with my peeps

Baby News! Get Yer Baby News!!!

Chelsea Clinton announced today at the end of the Clinton Foundation’s “No Ceilings” event that she is expecting a baby!
From CNN:

Bill, Hillary & Baby Chelsea

“Marc and I are very excited that we have our first child arriving later this year,” Chelsea said at the end of the event.

“And I certainly feel all the better whether it’s girl or a boy that she or he will grow up in a world full of so many strong, young female leaders. So thank you for inspiring me and thank you for inspiring future generations.”

Clinton added: “I just hope I will be as good a mom to my child and hopefully children as my mom was to me.”

Awww…….

President Selfie

He was hailed as the “smartest president ever!” So why is he always so clueless?……….

A controversial selfie taken by David Ortiz during a visit by the Boston Red Sox to the White House last week may be the last, senior adviser Dan Pfeiffer said on Sunday.

It was later revealed that the image of Ortiz and President Barack Obama snapped by the Red Sox slugger was part of a promotion for Samsung.

“Well, [President Obama] obviously didn’t know anything about Samsung’s connection to this,” Pfeiffer said on CBS’ “Face the Nation.” “And perhaps maybe this will be the end of all selfies.”

White House officials have “had conversations with Samsung about this and expressed our concerns,” Pfeiffer said, declining to give specifics. “We’ll leave that conversation between the lawyers.”

During the ceremony, as the Red Sox presented a commemorative No. 44 jersey to Obama, Ortiz pulled out his phone to snap the photo with the president.

……….Or is it just the narcissist in him can’t resist another “selfie”??

“He wants to take a selfie!” Obama said. “It’s the Big Papi selfie.”


Good grief!

If you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor…Period!

Happy Obamacare Deadline Day!!!

The Doctor is In

Washington (CNN) – It was a brief but fleeting reminder of the messy rollout of the Obamacare website. In the early morning hours of the final day of open enrollment, the government’s health care website experienced technical problems as troubleshooters worked on a “software bug,” a senior administration official said.

“System isn’t available at the moment. We’re currently performing maintenance,” the message on HealthCare.gov said.

Really instills confidence doesn’t it?

And…if that wasn’t enough from the Gang That Couldn’t Shoot Straight, also known as, The Obama Administration:

Over at the White House website, it was another story. The open enrollment countdown clock on the White House site mistakenly said consumers had “16 days, 29 hours” to sign up. That glitch appeared to be an inadvertent shifting of the hours and minutes into the wrong columns.

Wrong columns…oh yeah, that happens all the time.

No! Put those columns over there —->