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.


98 Responses

  1. Ohhhhh let’s see what changed. Well, we get to do ‘men’s work’ now, for less money, because, you know, penis.. Then we get to go home and do the ‘wimmins work’ too.

  2. Yes Uppity, we can bring home the bacon (or the bacon bits) and fry it up in a pan…….

  3. Awwwwwwww we’re gonna have some fun with this post.

  4. Wimmiz get into that kitchen and make some coffee….and it better be good!

    And my wife….I think I’ll keep her….as long as she takes Geritol

  5. Nicely done imust! Love what you did with this post. Hillary handled that guy beautifully. Thanks also for these ads, which I remember from my childhood. Whenever I feel nostalgic for my childhood (which I remember as loads of fun), I think about the sexism and racism, and no computers, and then I’m happy where I am.

  6. Those Folgers ads were really nasty. I’m glad I never bought their swill.

  7. Pie, anyone?

  8. Great post, imust! Thanks.

  9. Anita, she’s dead isn’t she? K Anita, THX, BAI.

  10. Alas, Anita Bryant ( who kept her maiden name, as Hillary mentioned ) is still with us. That video showing her getting “pied” was taken when she and her then-husband were on an anti-gay crusade. It was during the same time period as Hillary’s interview ( the late 1970’s ).

  11. Did someone mention PIE? 🙂

  12. Yeah I know she was a huge homophobe and one of Reagan’s sweeties. Maybe I was just hoping she was dead. In any event, she’s probably too old to be minding other people’s business. What a waste of a good pie.

  13. Oh Look! She’s got her own “ministry”. The ministry of hate.

  14. I clicked on the Anita Bryant link…ewww! On the twitter one, I get what Dawg was saying to Obama, but didn’t get what O twitted back.

  15. I think he was saying that Bill would be FLOTUS. Kind of a backhanded compliment. So passive aggressive that Obo.

  16. Ahhh! Thanks imust! Gosh, I’m dense sometimes!

  17. Bill will make an amazing First Lady! 🙂 Can’t wait!

  18. Bill would be First Laddie, no?

  19. First Laddie!!!! 😀

  20. #Askingforafriend.RRRRRRRRROFLLLLLLLLLLL

  21. Whoa! Bringing back the memories!

  22. I’m sure as the campaigns heat up and they have nothing substantial to say,we will see photoshops of Bill in dresses.

  23. Probably a blue dress Uppity.

  24. And stained.

  25. Oh yeah, definitely blue and stained.. Arseholes.

  26. How does one get to comment on His44?? I’ve tried my wp name and pass…..nada. I’ve emailed admin, no response.

  27. I have commented there. I do not use my WP information. I think you have to register directly at the site.

  28. hmmm….well, I don’t see how to register. That’s why I emailed the admin. but no response. I guess they don’t want more commenters.

  29. It does say send an email to admin. He probably hasn’t checked that mail. Probably hasn’t had new members in awhile.

  30. This weekend we lost Ann Meara, Jon Nash and John Nash’s wife. RIP.

  31. Stiller and Meara on What’s My Line. Note he mentions his little boy……..BENJY

  32. I find myself somewhat annoyed that most of the headlines are reading, “Anne Meara, Mother of Ben Stiller, Dies…”

    She is the rock star.

  33. Sophie, “the kids” writing headlines these days don’t know that. What a pity.

    RIP, Anne.

  34. That’s because all the current reporters are infants. Just be grateful if they spelled her name right and wrote coherent sentences in the article.

  35. Ben’s future is…he will age to look just like his father. so I hope he saves some money, his looks aren’t going to last long so some talent had better kick in. His father was fairly good looking at his age. He hung around because he had some talent and a wife who had some talent.

    I daresay if it weren’t for his parents’ connections, Ben wouldn’t have seen an audition anywhere. He’s just not that hot.

  36. I’m not a Ben Stiller fan. Don’t find him attractive or funny.

    Classic Stiller and Meara skit:

  37. Still4Hill has some great photos up on her newest post, as usual. Does she live near the Clintons??

  38. Beautiful photos!

    SophieCT posted on Still4Hill that she was thinking about attending the event. I guess she lives close by?

  39. Well Beata, if they live that close, I am so jealous!!

  40. imust, so am I! That would be a once-in-a-lifetime dream experience for me. If I lived close, you couldn’t keep me away!

  41. Yah think Benjy would have been on Carol Burnett like Stiller and Meara?

  42. She says at the top of the post that she got the photos from Rumana Alvi she’s a regular over at Still’s pad. I believe she is from Chappaqua.

  43. Yes, I live close. In fact, I just drove past Chappaqua on Thursday! I used to work in the next town over and ate lunch all the time in Chappaqua. Every time I drive by, I wave to them! (No, I have never seen either of them in person.)

    Like Uppity said, Still’s photo’s came from Rumana this year. Still4Hill went to the parade last year, I think, or maybe the year before. I forget–the years fly by.

  44. Oh, I see. She always has such great photos, not stock press type photos, so I was wondering.

  45. But better than that was November 7, 2000 when I voted for her to be my Senator and she won.

  46. Well Sophie, if you happen to see them…. tell them imust says hi!

  47. imust, I am not likely to see them BUT I do promise you that if I ever happen to, I will immediately mention you!

  48. Do I detect a note of sarcasm Sophie? 🙂

  49. Anne Meara was so much fun to watch. I always liked her and remember her from my childhood.

  50. Wow.

    Joseph Hayon has been organizing the anti-Hillary rallies outside HQ on Pierrepont St., Brooklyn. He was the one with the bullhorn holding the Baby Killer sign. His Brooklyn Tea Party group advertised another “Hillary Killer” rally for next Sunday. He’s not going to make it.

    Tea Party operative busted for child porn

    An ultra-conservative one-time Brooklyn city council candidate — whose campaign slogan was “Our children are our future” — has been nabbed for possessing and sharing kiddie porn, prosecutors said Friday.

    Joseph Hayon, 37, was arrested Thursday and admitted to police that he traded the sick pics of kids between the ages of 2 and 12 in December 2014 using his email account, according to a criminal complaint.

    Add him to the cockroach collection.

  51. The new Hillary wear for her campaign is so cool. There’s a t-shirt that looks like the top of a red pantsuit. Looks like they’re going to emphasize feminism more; there’s a t-shirt that says “Women’s rights are human rights” and a stitch pillow that says, “A woman’s place is in the White House.”

  52. OMG he’s a pervert!!!! I guess some other perv will have to take his organizer place while he gets put in charge of the soap in the jail shower. Keep in touch with yourself, you scumbag, you.

  53. That fucking pervert! He’s touting how he works with children with special needs. Tell me there’s no backstory there. He is probably taking care of his own ‘special needs”. I hate fucking child pornographers, they should all be shot in the head like all pedophiles, along with child abusers, animal torturers and rapists. That would handily clean up the world. You should all click on that link and take a look at this scheeve.

    And of course, he was an elementary school teacher, isn’t THAT a wonderful place for a pervert like him? I guess the priesthood was out what with his yarmulke (because he’s SO close to God) so it’s the next best thing.

  54. Maybe Josh Duggar is available. Funny how these right wing moralists all have “issues”.

  55. I don’t know if being.immersed in right wing ideology causes perversion or being a pervert makes you especially vulnerable to religious and political extremism.

  56. Whichever, I say just shoot the fucker in the head.

  57. It can’t be the first, Rebel, else Anthony and his Weiner wouldn’t be a Democrat.

  58. What it really amounts to was given to us by Shakespeare when he pointed out that you doth protesteth too loudly, methinks.

  59. I was thinking of perverse behavior involving children like this Tea Partier and young Duggar. Hopefully, Weiner isn’t in that category. He seems to be in his own category of perversion: exhibitionists who REALLY, REALLY want to get caught.

  60. Yeah Anthony’s weiner was bigger than his dick and he got carried away with his own ‘greatness’.

    What was the name of that senator who was the big champion of protecting children from pedos, who ended up sending all those Godawful sexual emails to 17 year old pages, and then went down in flames. I ask because it seems that it really IS true that they tend to champion against the very problem they are a part of.

    There also does seem to be a pattern with people who meddle into other people’s sex lives and cry that they are protecting an unborn egg. They don’t seem to give a shit what happens to children after they are born. They could live in squalor and die a miserable death for all they care, just so long as they could force someone to turn that sacred sperm into a baby. There’s something convoluted about that.

  61. I think it’s interesting that Duggar’s victims seem to have been silenced. But then, they’re only females and don’t matter in the Duggar patriarchy.

  62. Upps, are you thinking of Fla. Congressman Mark Foley (R) ?

  63. Brassy, as the Duggar daughters get older, I bet that at least one of them will break free of that family cult and speak out about the abuse. It might take a decade or more though.

  64. Hopefully. It will take a lot of guts.

  65. Yes that’s it. Foley.

  66. Huckleberry:

    “Janet and I want to affirm our support for the Duggar family. Josh’s actions when he was an underage teen are as he described them himself, ‘inexcusable,’ but that doesn’t mean ‘unforgivable.’ He and his family dealt with it and were honest and open about it with the victims and the authorities,” the 59-year-old Republican wrote on his Facebook page Friday. “No purpose whatsoever is served by those who are now trying to discredit Josh or his family by sensationalizing the story. Good people make mistakes and do regrettable and even disgusting things. The reason that the law protects disclosure of many actions on the part of a minor is that the society has traditionally understood something that today’s blood-thirsty media does not understand—that being a minor means tha”Janet and I want to affirm our support for the Duggar family. Josh’s actions when he was an underage teen are as he described them himself, ‘inexcusable,’ but that doesn’t mean ‘unforgivable.’ He and his family dealt with it and were honest and open about it with the victims and the authorities,” the 59-year-old Republican wrote on his Facebook page Friday. “No purpose whatsoever is served by those who are now trying to discredit Josh or his family by sensationalizing the story. Good people make mistakes and do regrettable and even disgusting things. The reason that the law protects disclosure of many actions on the part of a minor is that the society has traditionally understood something that today’s blood-thirsty media does not understand—that being a minor means that one’s judgement [sic] is not mature. No one needs to defend Josh’s actions as a teenager, but the fact that he confessed his sins to those he harmed, sought help, and has gone forward to live a responsible and circumspect life as an adult is testament to his family’s authenticity and humility.”t one’s judgement [sic] is not mature. No one needs to defend Josh’s actions as a teenager, but the fact that he confessed his sins to those he harmed, sought help, and has gone forward to live a responsible and circumspect life as an adult is testament to his family’s authenticity and humility.”

    Here they go again, trying to fool god. Hey Mikey, when you pick up the wrong quart of milk, that’s a mistake. When you molest kids that’s perversion. Stealing a bike is a Youthful Indiscretion. Molesting little children is a Perversion. Molesting little girls who are your sister is not a ‘mistake’. It’s INCEST. And gosh, it’s so ‘nice’ that he ‘confessed his sins’ to those he harmed. I am sure that helped a lot while they grew up all fucked up. Besides, he was only sorry he got caught. Same old born again BULLSHIT. Do whatever you want to anybody, say I’m Sorry when you get CAUGHT, and then go right back and do it again. Or worse. Gee Mike, too bad it wasn’t one of your daughters he molested. I’ll bet you’d be singing another tune then, hey? And don’t give me that “Young teen” bullshit. He knew exactly what he was doing and was probably just warming up. Whatever a pervert will do once, he will do again. No sensible person forgives this pervert. Instead they just want him the hell away from their kids! So shuddup, Mike. You look like an ass. If your god exists, do you think he’s that fucking stupid???????????? Cut the crap with your selective bible! Check out the Book of Life, you morons never mention because it’s not convenient. You know, the one where “What they have done” is recorded for….um….later? Just sayin! You religious hypocrites really need to clean up your own barn of a house because you get the right to tell everybody else what’s Right.

  67. “We’re so used to giving famous men the benefit of the doubt”

    Our culture treats mens’ reputations with the same reverence as victims’ safety. That’s frightening

  68. The Guardian article stated that seldom, outside of the feminist blogosphere, do victims get a simple, unqualified “I believe you.”

    That is heartbreaking and so true.

  69. That Huckabee statement is nauseating. Literally sickening. He turns Duggar into the victim while ignoring the actual victims. This is really a throwback to the days when society thought this was a personal matter, not a crime, and should be handled in private.

  70. I keep thinking about when those HS team boys raped that girl and NY Times was bemoaning the poor team because the game much go on you know. And then those two creeps who went to prison for raping a girl and now CNN was going on and on about how THEIR lives were ruined. Such good boys! I wrote these up, come to think of it

  71. Rape Apologists Candy Crowley and Poppy Harlow. YOU WILL BE SCRAPED OFF THE CEILING WHEN YOU SEE THIS VIDEO OF THEM GRIEVING UNCONTROLLABLY FOR ……THE VICTIM? Nooooooooo. The Poor Rapist boys whose “Lives are ruined”!!!!!!
    Poppy Harlow is outraged at your outrage over her sympathy for rapists.
    NY Times loves them their poor innocent teen rapists. Their victim? Not so much
    Trotta blames service women for military rape. as in You join the service with all those men, what do you expect?

  72. You can bet that there isn’t only one molester in that family.
    I’ve always believed that Daddy Duggar diddles.

  73. Up, this is the liberal media we keep hearing about! The right wing has brainwashed the nation that the media is liberal.

    I love what Still4Hill once said about women in the media who adopt the male point of view: girls just wanna have jobs!

  74. Poor TLC can’t figure out what to do with their hit show starring a child molester as calls for it to cancel grow louder.

    When cable first became popular, channels like TLC and Discovery were actually considered “educational”. Now they’re just freak shows.

  75. To be honest with you, Rebel I think so-called progessives are a bunch of sexist pigs who rival the far right very well. The difference is, the Right doesn’t give a shit if we know they want to control women. The Left, well they just pretend we matter, but we don’t.They’ve been hanging equality over our heads for 40 years. You need only remember what they did to Hillary in 2008. Most of the photoshops came directly from old photoshops done by the right wing over the years. Then too, let us remember the Occupy movement, where dickfaced little shits raped a boatload of women and then told them not to report it, that they would ‘take care’ of it internally.

    Thus, the left wing part of the media (that would be MSNBC and CNN, (although CNN tries to hide it) just as prejudice, piggish and living their misogyny as the Right wing part of the media (FOX). I also have to add that Rush LImbaugh is no bigger a POS pig than Bill Maher is. It’s just plain True…….NONE of them represents women.

  76. Can’t argue with that. Lots of misogynists on the left. But that’s one reason MSNBC, CNN, et all, aren’t liberal or progressive. It’s just mythology and right wing propaganda that mainstream media is liberal, as far as I’m concerned.

  77. MSNBC is cited as openly.liberal or progressive, but they attack Hillary often and gleefully, supposedly because she’s not progressive enough. Hell! She was fighting for real progressive causes before most of the snots on that network were even born.

    Then, they turn over the morning slot to a former Republican congressman and his supposedly liberal sidekick, Mika, who has no clue what she’s talking about EVER. She loves Obama, but that’s no measure of how progressive she is. She bashes Hillary all the time. And Scarborough himself is a fount of ignorance and misinformation. That’s our “progressive” alternative to Fox. I would watch Fox before MSNBC because I know it’s just agitprop. MSNBC is totally phony. I won’t even go into Matthews who actually voted for Bush 2000 and now trumpets his liberalism because Jack Welch no longer owns the network. His wallet is his guide.

  78. Ok I see what you are saying, and you may be right when it comes to women being humans, but I am not sure I agree on other subjects. I mean where can you go to hear apologists for the goatfuckers in the middle east if not MSNBC? But then again, those goatfuckers kill a lot of women for sport, so maybe that’s why.

  79. MSNBC is a septic tank. No matter the ideology of the host, it’s toxic. I think it’s phony as hell. If they’re so “progressive”, why is their main morning show hosted by an ignorant creep like Scarborough? And if you want to hear anti-choice agit-prop, he can really fling it. His supposedly liberal cohost, who he talks over all the time, is a complete airhead. She’d fit right in on Fox and Friends. The rest of the day is nominally liberal, but they all just deliver the expected talking points. And, you’re right. They would NEVER think of looking at the Middle East from a feminist perspective. Or anything else, for that matter.

  80. So true Upps, They burned a woman alive just because she went against their teaching 👿

  81. Mika only has a job in the media because her old man is the infamous Zbig. POS Islamofascist sympathizer that he is.

  82. Yes it is true they keep bashing Hillary from all sides, and she’s used to it. But they only bash her because she’s a woman and they cowtow to the boys for approval, just like in Corporate America. Hillary is a threat to their shriveled dicks and the poor babies need to be validated by vapid women hosts whose days are numbered anyways. Remember Campbell Brown? Look how well pretending to be one of the boys worked out for her. They dumped her like yesterday’s newspaper. Couldn’t have happened to a more deserving person.

    Women don’t help each other the way men do. They sense that there are limited slots to rise to, and they are right. So they trash each other. Only the most confident of women can ignore that temptation, they are known as real mentors.

  83. Oh Foxy, those poor innocent Islamofascist pigs, they only do it for God.

  84. Ah! My earlier post finally.made it through the “internets”. I thought it was gone forever. Maybe it was intercepted by MSNBC. I apologize if later comment was repetitious. But I do loathe and detest MSNBC.

  85. The comment was in spam, Rebel. I have no idea why

  86. I see that crazed fool Rick Santorum has announced. I almost feel sorry for the Republican party every time that zealot opens his mouth.

  87. So the empty sweater vest is in…..oh joy!

  88. Check out California’s new law for religious pregnancy counseling centers:

    Way to go, California!

  89. Thanks for fishing me out of spam, Up!

  90. Wellllllllllll. I have wondered what happened to that sleaze bag Denny Hastert after he suddenly scurried out of congress. Ditto for that POS Dr.Bill Frist, the guy in charge of ‘medicare reform’ while he and his family of private hospital owners were fined 3/4 of a BILLION dollars for medicare fraud. Alas, here’s Denny’s sleazy outcome:

    CHICAGO (AP) — Former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert agreed to pay $3.5 million in hush money to keep an unidentified person silent about “prior misconduct” by the Illinois Republican who was once third in line to the U.S. presidency, according to a federal grand jury indictment handed down on Thursday in Chicago.
    The indictment, which does not describe the misconduct Hastert was allegedly trying to conceal, charges the 73-year-old with one count of evading bank regulations as he withdrew tens of thousands of dollars at a time to make the payments. He is also charged with one count of lying to the FBI about the reason for the unusual bank withdrawals.
    Each count of the indictment carries a maximum penalty of 5 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.

  91. He is rotten to the core. 😡

  92. He now stands naked for all to see what he really is.

Comments are closed.