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If there was any doubt that Broadway audiences love seeing the Clintons among them, that was put to rest this weekend.  Just a week after attending the closing performance of “The Color Purple” where Hillary received a standing ovation, the Clintons caught the closing matinee of “The Humans” where the audience repeated the greeting.

Hillary and Bill get standing ovation at ‘The Humans’

The couple received a “full standing ovation” when they arrived, and Hillary did a “full 360-wave to the crowd,” witnesses said.

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Women’s marches are planned from coast to coast on January 21. Chartered buses galore (1200 as opposed to 200 the previous day for the inauguration) are expected to roll into the nation’s capital on January 21.  If you cannot make it to the big one in Washington, D.C., there is probably one within a reasonable distance from where you live.

Marches are scheduled in New York, Boston, Minnesota, and the Bay Area, to name a few.  The idea has even spread abroad. HuffPo notes:

… march spokespeople say it would be a mistake to overlook the 370 smaller “sister marches” that have been planned in every state and on six continents that weekend ― and that are expected at last count to draw nearly 700,000 people.
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Following the Washington March, an Irish wake for the year 2016 will be held in D.C. by Irish American Democrats.

Dearly Beloved, We gather together to mourn our losses, celebrate those who have dedicated themselves to the cause of electing democrats, and to organize for the year ahead!

With Special Guest: Governor Martin O’Malley

Join the Irish American Democrats for an “Irish Wake” following the “Million Women March” in Washington, D.C. All funds raised will support our efforts in 2017 as we work to elect Democratic Governors in New Jersey and Virginia.

Host Committee:

Stella O’Leary – John McCarthy – Elizabeth Murray – Kelsi Browning – Tori Taylor – Jennifer Holdsworth – Christopher Jolly Hale – Nuala O’Leary – Lizzie Maguire – Rebecca Rougier – Nancy Grandquist – Drew McGinty – Linda Dyer Hart – Brent O’Leary – Brendan Hennessey

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Hillary Clinton and Stella O'Leary.

Hillary Clinton and Stella O’Leary.

To be crystal clear, men are welcome at all marches and events. Pipes, drums, and kilts optional.

The Clintons double-dated with Mary Steenburgen and Ted Danson for dinner last night.  Mary stopped in for an appearance with Seth Meyers last night, too.

Cheers to a better 2017! Hillary and Bill Clinton dine with Ted Danson and his wife at an upscale New York seafood restaurant 

  • Hillary and Bill Clinton dined with friends Ted Danson and his wife Mary Steenburgen in New York City on Wednesday night
  • The four were spotted at the upscale Estiatorio Milos restaurant in Midtown
  • They didn’t stop to chat with reporters, but Danson suggested that he and his wife paid for the dinner
  • Since conceding in the presidential election in November, Hillary Clinton has only spoken publicly three times in Washington, DC

It’s not the Cheers bar, but everyone still knew these double daters’ names as they ate dinner at an upscale seafood restaurant in New York this week.

Hillary and Bill Clinton were spotted dining with friends Ted Danson and his wife, Mary Steenburgen, at the Estiatorio Milos restaurant in Midtown on Wednesday night.

Hillary and Bill Clinton (left) were spotted having dinner with Ted Danson (right) and his wife, Mary Steenburgen, at the upscale seafood restaurant Estiatorio Milos in the Midtown neighborhood of Manhattan on Wednesday

The four braved bad weather to attend a double date at the restaurant. Hillary Clinton has make public speaking appearances just three times since conceding in the presidential election in November

In late January, 2013, only days before she left office, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was joined by former Secretary James Baker to launch the State Department Diplomacy Center.

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In early September 2014, she returned to the State Department again joined by predecessors Henry Kissinger, James Baker, Madeleine Albright, and Colin Powell as well as her successor, John Kerry, for a ceremonial ground-breaking 0f the U.S. Diplomacy Center.

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Hillary returned once more today to celebrate the completion of U.S. Diplomacy Center Pavilion, the first floor of which was dedicated and named the Hillary Rodham Clinton Pavilion. Best compliments, Mme. Secretary! You earned this!  We cannot wait to visit this impressive new landmark museum!

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Today’s matinee was sold out because it was the final performance of “The Color Purple” on Broadway. To the surprised delight of the audience, Hillary Clinton was in the house for the send off. She received a sustained standing ovation and brought down the house before the curtain even went up!

Hillary Clinton Credit Stephen Crowley/The New York Times

Hillary Clinton, who has kept a relatively low public profile since losing the presidential election two months ago, on Sunday showed up at the final performance of a revival of “The Color Purple” on Broadway.

Mrs. Clinton received a sustained standing ovation from the sold-out crowd, a response far warmer than the scattered booing and clapping that greeted the arrival of Vice President-elect Mike Pence when he attended “Hamilton,” just one block north, on Nov. 18. Mrs. Clinton was accompanied by her husband, Bill Clinton, and their daughter, Chelsea.

“We love you Hillary,” audience members yelled as they snapped pictures and clapped. Several thanked Mrs Clinton and told her, “God bless you.”

“God bless you,” Mrs. Clinton replied.

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This was an unplanned honor! Hillary will be in Washington DC on Tuesday to be recognized for her State Department leadership at the dedication of a museum named for her.

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Late Saturday night, 2016, an uncommonly long leap year, came to an end. People the world over did what they always do: gathered, partied, and welcomed the new year.  There was one horrendous attack on the celebrations.  The miracle may be that there weren’t more.  Maybe people the world over are getting better at sniffing out and preventing these attacks.  Or maybe cities across the globe all got lucky except for poor Istanbul.

When we last left Hillary Clinton, late Saturday night, she had been named Person of the Year in an elegant, eloquent treatise by a woman in a Nigerian paper which some have chosen to write off as unimportant because the paper is Nigerian to which I have to ask: “WTF????”   One respondent likened it to “fake news.” Really? All those trips to Africa that Hillary made as secretary of state, all those MOUs, and you consider an African paper akin to “fake news?”  Shame on you, sir!

Morning of the first day of the first month of the new year saw two major stories circulating on TV and the internet. One story involved the minority PEOTUS’s choice for press-sec saying Hillary Clinton should be “punished” for what he said were her attempts to “influence the election.”  The other story centered on a former Obama White House staffer saying “the Clinton days are over.”

You did not need to have drunk yourself into oblivion the night before to have developed a major headache from these two stories.

Hillary Clinton ran an honest, enthusiastic, issue-driven campaign. We know this because so many of us here were involved in the grassroots efforts.  If “influencing” an election entails campaigning around the country, recruiting volunteers for a massive ground game, and tirelessly incorporating issues brought to your attention by rally-goers on rope lines, yes indeed she did!  That is what campaigning is all about. It is not about setting oneself up as the sole possible fixer of all that needs fixing and much that is not broken and requires no repair. Hillary’s campaign was about addressing the fault lines and fine tuning what works well in bridging them. Her platform was intricately intersectional and brilliant. She was the Hillary of 2008 but even better. She knew her stuff backwards and forwards, and she preached it – indefatigably.

On the morning of the first day of the first month of the year after Hillary was resoundingly defeated by an outdated body that preferred to give its votes to yet another white male, a demographic from which we have drawn 43 past presidents and now a 44th, a member of her own party sat before cameras and declared her – and us – “over.”

Wait just a pussy-grabbing minute there! Hillary Clinton won the popular vote, in case that escaped notice somehow.  She built an enormous coalition and grabbed almost 66 million votes – 2.1% more than her “elected,” pussy-grabbing, minority opponent.  What is so “over” about that?

We are still here, and we are not going away! Both of these men are wrong.

No candidate who campaigned honestly and made her plans and personal details public should be charged with “criminal influence,” especially when her opponent has not released his own personal files and in fact invited a foreign power to hack into her files. That is the stuff of dictatorships and authoritarian regimes.

As the new year launched, the media persisted in denying charges of sexism and misogyny in covering Hillary’s campaign. Silly, when all you needed to see were two men from opposite ends of the political spectrum attacking her weeks after the deed was done.

These men are very sure of themselves. What a sad morning in America. What a sad start for a new year. What a sad commentary on democracy in this country. However jubilant and hopeful your New Year’s Eve may have been, the morning gloom set in early.

So now it’s back to work. The holidays are over. “Twin Peaks” is returning (on Showtime)  in 2017, and it’s time to make the donuts!

U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, and her daughter Chelsea (R), place an order at a Dunkin Donuts in Nashua, New Hampshire February 9, 2016, the day of New Hampshire's first-in-the-nation primary. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, and her daughter Chelsea (R), place an order at a Dunkin Donuts in Nashua, New Hampshire February 9, 2016, the day of New Hampshire’s first-in-the-nation primary. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

I am not saying she will or should ever again make this run. But a campaign is different from a run. Hillary has her issues clearly laid out based on our input. She has gathered an army of us – 66 million this time – roughly four times her 2008 brigade. We are organized. Campaigns are based on issues, and do not necessarily target a run for office. Neither do they necessarily center on an individual. Both Bernie and Trump liked to call their campaigns “movements.”  Hillary never did that, but I think we are a movement and have been one for many years.  2016 may be over, and the race for the Oval Office may be over, but we, Hillary, and our movement are not.  We have gathered numbers over those years.  Let’s make that count!  #Resist!

#Resist privatizing social programs.

#Resist abridging women’s rights.

#Resist breaking unions.

#Resist voucherizing the public school system.

#Resist disenfranchising American voters.

#Resist banning refugees from war-torn states,

#Resist deportation of productive parents of minor American citizens and of young people brought here as minors.

#Resist discrimination by race, creed, sex, sexual orientation, and gender identification.

#Resist building capital for the wealthy on the backs of the poor and working class.

#Resist the creation of an oligarchy in the United States of America.

#Resist marginalization (and worse) of the investigative press.

#Resist illegal sales of public lands.

#Resist drilling for and transportation of dangerous fossil fuels in, near, and through residential regions, aquifers, and our shores.

#Resist efforts to breach our treaties with other nations.

#Resist one-party rule.

#Resist one-man rule.

#Resist ____________ . (Add your own issue.)

Let’s not allow this one weak, thin-skinned, self-centered, predatory creep be the end of our great American experiment. Americans are not of a race or religion. We are not of any single human thread. We are of an idea. It unites us. E pluribus unum — “Out of many, one.” We are a voice.  One voice.  Let’s make noise.  Let’s be loud.  Let’s be heard.


Adding the link to this article by Minyon Moore.  Hillary Clinton Is Not Done Making History Yet

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