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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!

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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

The foreign press knows what is at stake.

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Hillary Clinton: The Guardian person of the year 2016

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Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton . / AFP PHOTO / Brendan Smialowski

Love trumps hate. Good trumps evil. Light trumps darkness. Knowledge trumps ignorance. And hope will always trump despair. When Donald J Trump, the narcissistic real estate businessman, beat Hillary Rodham Clinton, former first lady and secretary of state to the presidency of the United States of America in the 2016 elections, a lie was practically put to almost all of those assertions.

With uncommon dignity, she ran a campaign of ideas for the future. But her opponent was and is a misogynist, a demagogue whose own ideas, to the extent that he had any, were warped, racist and downright insulting of our collective humanity. The appeal of Trump’s campaign to the American electorate is still a phenomenon under scrutiny but it is enough to say he found listening ears in a people who, in despair, chose to accept his retail of fear instead of Clinton’s message of hope. So, Trump trumps Clinton. But America is the loser. She lost to a man whose definition of the truth is its exact opposite, one whose skyscraper of empty promises on the way to that electoral victory dwarfed the flagship of his real estate holding.

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Dear Hillary Clinton,

Happy New Year!  People are saying 2016 was a terrible year, and in a lot of ways it was.  It was a heartcrusher on many fronts. But it was also a year when you showed us the best of your heart and mind in your campaign. You made us proud and joyful.  As hurtful and confusing as the loss was, we cannot forget the moments.

There were wonderful moments in 2016.   You accomplished a great deal.  You drew together a base even larger than you had in the 2008 primaries. You put forth excellent and workable proposals to address the concerns you heard from Americans everywhere. You stood before us day after day and explained the problems and the solutions you proposed. You campaigned tirelessly and selflessly.

For that and for your unwavering good cheer and optimism, we thank you for this past year. 2016 was not all bad.  How the election came out was bad and wrong.  But you, Hillary, and your courage, were the gold nugget in the muddy river that was 2016.

Our hearts were not the same after 2008 and will never be the same again after 2016.  There are scars and yours are certainly deeper than ours.  But you have taught us time and again how to rise after defeat and march on.

There are theories galore about why we did not succeed.  There is evidence that it may have been, at least to some extent, influenced by powers outside our control.  We are headed into a bleak period where the path ahead appears dim, grim, and rocky indeed.

You brought us a lot of joy, cheer, and hope in 2016, and for that, we will not write this year off as a grimy mess.  Your ideas sparked fires,  lit candles, and glowed amid the darkness of exclusion and derision from the other side.

Thank you for that.  Thank you for making history!  Thank you for being the best ever we could have elected.  Thank you for being the best ever the American people actually chose.

We will never forget this year.  We will never forget this loss.  But we also hope we will never forget how you campaigned, head high, confident, prepared, assured of your positions and your moral stance.  You did it all with a smile.  You were right.

We were with you then, and we still are.  Just call on us. We are here and always will be.  Happy New Year, and thank you for all you do!

With love and appreciation,

Your team at Still 4 Hill

Here is a random selection of some emblematic images of 2016.  In some ways, it was a glorious year because you made it so.  We’d never had a candidate quite like you – so brilliant, beautiful, fun-loving, a natural with babies and kids. What’s not to love about this part of 2016?

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Thank you for the hope, the joy, and the heart. We will go on. Your are, as Marian Wright Edelman said, “The People’s President.”

Happy New Year to the whole Still 4 Hill community!  It won’t be pleasant or easy, but we can make 2016 count and 2017 answer.

 

 

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