Back to the Future…..1979

While I bopped along to the Bee Gees in 1979, a young Hillary Rodham gave her first extended interview as First Lady of Arkansas.

This highlight video was the only one I could find on youtube. The full video can be found here. Of course the interviewer had to ask her about her decision to keep her maiden name, saying that showed how “liberal” she was… I loved her response:

“Well, I don’t know about that. Anita Bryant didn’t take her husband’s name either, and I don’t think that she has a liberal image,” said Rodham.

“One gets the impression,” the host noted, “that you’re really not all that interested in state dinners teas and garden parties….” Hillary replied,

“Well that’s not a true impression. I’m interested in everything. I’m interested in social events and civic events, as well as my own professional life..”

He also basically tells her she should quit working and get into the kitchen where she belongs! Okay, he didn’t say it exactly like that…but that’s what he meant.

I have to say, watching Hillary 36 years ago, she hasn’t changed, still as brilliant as ever.

The year was 1979. The top three shows on TV were: 1. 60 Minutes (CBS) 2. Three’s Company (ABC) 3. That’s Incredible! (ABC). The most popular Christmas gift was the Sony Walkman casette/radio Best Film Oscar Winner was Kramer vs. Kramer. The Bee Gees, “Too Much Heaven” was Billboard’s number 1 in January, and “Escape” (The Pina Colada Song), by Rupert Holmes, finished the year off in December. Time’s Man of the Year was Ayatollah Khomeini. In 1979 I could have typed this blog post on this computer:Screen shot 2015-05-17 at 6.00.22 PM. …except there were no blogs…..and no internet.

So Uppityites….a few things have changed. But what about sexism? Have we come a long way sweeties? My Sony Walkman is long gone….and Pina Coladas are too much trouble. Pour yourself a scotch, pull up a chair and tell us what you think.

Happy Mother’s Day and Hillary has famous friends

Happy Mother’s Day to all the Uppity Mothers! (And if you’re so inclined, you can wish Hillary a Happy Mother’s Day too.)

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A few celebrity endorsements have come out this week. I say this with full understanding of the roolz: the folks in Hollywood aren’t real people if they like my candidate—only when they like the opposing candidates. Here are some fake people who like Hillary this week.

Helen Mirren: Still for Hill has a post up about Dame Mirren’s endorsement.

George Clooney: pledged to support Hillary Clinton any way he can even though he called her “the most polarizing figure in American politics” in 2008. Apparently, marrying a super-smart woman has done Mr. Clooney a world of good.

Wonder Woman/Lynda Carter: said, “Hillary has my endorsement for all of her life and mine.” She also said, “She can have my Lasso of Truth.”

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Nancy Reagan:

The time for a woman to serve as our President has come – really, now is the time – and I think the idea of having a former First Lady as the leader of the free world is really quite a marvelous notion. I want Hillary to win. Even though I admire two of the current potential Republican nominees, I have no interest in seeing either of them lead this
country.

 

This was a hoax, but sounded so believable that Bloomberg fell for it.

This counts as an endorsement in my book:

John Bolton: said Hillary should be disqualified from presidential run.

My favorite endorsement is an old one, from Meryl Streep: who said,I am am actress but she is the real deal.”

 

 

 

Doggone-it!!

The ladies of FOX news forget to pretend that they’re fair and balanced when they ask Bounty Hunter “Dog” who he likes for 2016. They are shocked, dismayed…and even saddened {sob-sob} when he pretty much endorses Hillary Clinton for POTUS!!!

Hahahahahahahaha!

Watch it while you can. I’m sure FOX will want this video erased from the inter-tubes.

And we’re off!

Hillary had a fabulous campaign roll-out in Iowa. Now that Hillary’s in it, the 2016 Presidential race is a real thing. She finally put out after all the teasing and being coy. (Wonder why no one’s calling Jeb, Christie, and the rest of the boyz coy teases.)

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Having coffee with Hillary is an intimate thing.

All the attendees who spoke with Business Insider said coffee with Clinton was an extremely positive experience. Rosfjord described it as the ‘thrill of a lifetime’ and said there was ‘never a lull in the conversation.’

‘When we were sitting there, you know, you kind of lose yourself in the conversation, and you just feel like you’ve been sitting there talking to your best friend,” Rosfjord said. “Then you realize, you look over, and you’re like, ‘Wow, you used to be the secretary of state.’ It’s kind of surreal.’

She even made Jeb look like an asshole. Actually, Jeb made himself look like an asshole.

“I actually cook it at home. I don’t need to go to Chipotle,”

“Do I go there? Yeah, I go there. The one on US 1. Drive my own car, park my own car, get out of my own car,” he said. “Get Chipotle, take it home.” (Notably when Bush left the event tonight, he sat in the passenger’s seat of the black SUV that awaited him.)

In other news, Très Gaudi says he doesn’t have the authority to subpoena Hillary’s server. I thought people were subpoenaed  and you had to get a warrant for things. Anyone here a lawyer?

All I can say to that is:

 

And now it’s off to NH

 

It’s Official! Our Girl Is In!

First, I want  all you Uppityites to take one minute to bask. Hell, take an hour! Take your time, I’ll wait….

Specially Chosen Photo For Hillary Detractors

Specially Chosen Photo
For Hillary Detractors

Meanwhile, the rest of you can go ahead and take all the time you need to suck lemons.

Yes, Hillary has now formally announced her candidacy for President of The United States. And this time, we’re Ready. Not only are WE Ready, so are plenty of her 2008 detractors in the Democratic Party. Gee I wonder why?

This one's for you.

This one’s for you.

This is no longer a Race-Against-Gender race.  Nor is it a Gender-vs-Gender race. Instead, it’s a race where we have the most qualified candidate who just happens to know more about our government than…well pretty much anybody, more about foreign policy than just about anybody, the Woman who repaired plenty of relationships around the world that were fractured by GWB. The Woman who knows policy like nobody else knows policy, and no matter how many times they trot out the Hillary Nutcracker, these things will not change. That’s what scares the detractors.

You are going to see plenty of the same-old-same-old remarks. Bloo Dress Bloo Dress! But take heart, friends. After decades of the same tired cartoons and remarks, it’s become a de-sensitizing experience. Remember this: Hillary Clinton in 2008 received more primary votes than ANY candidate in ANY primary, EVER. And that was in spite of all the vitriol, all the invectives and all the Nutcrackers. She has suffered those invectives throughout decades from threatened patriarchal dipwads, and she has survived to remain the most popular woman in the WORLD.

Now, a word about the media, where we have frightened men whose wives secretly support Hillary and jealous women who secretly declare “Why isn’t it me instead?”. Thus the misogyny and sexism in the press has been rampant for many years. Well, it’s going to be a lot more difficult for them to sprinkle their code words around this time, don’t you think? Their pants are down and it’s not pretty. And so, the media slaughterers of women in general and Hillary in particular might just have some very bright lights shining upon them this time around. I for one shall enjoy watching.

Let the race begin! Because it wasn’t a race until Hillary announced. That alone should tell you something.

Let’s roll!

P.S. For those of you who are secretly reading this blog, and there are so many of you, who have that easily recognizable Derangement Syndrome, I urge you to read this post before ever trying to comment here. This is a Hillary blog, it was always a Hillary blog, and if you don’t like it, Eff Off! Thank you so much!

Oh! And this one’s for you.

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