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This is the birthday note I posted to President Clinton at his foundation.

Dear President Clinton,

As president you improved the lives of people here in the U.S. and, with your foreign policy, people the world over. Your work today with your foundation expands on those exceptional accomplishments. Thank you for your dedication to all who need a hand up and do not ask for a hand out.

I recognition of your birthday this year I am contributing $20.12 to HillaryClinton.com. I wish it were she whom you were nominating on September 5 because she is the only one who can lead this nation in the same spirit as you did for eight years. As Secretary of State we have seen her continue initiatives you began, work hand in hand with your foundation and other NGOs in places like Haiti where life is hard, short, and disasters abound, and start new initiatives to deepen and broaden partnerships to improve lives.

I wish you the happiest of birthdays with your lovely family, continued good health, and perpetual success in the help you provide to people all over the globe.


Still 4 Hill

(It would be the height of absurdity to expect someone blogging under my screen name to be 4 anyone else.)

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This is a pretty reliable source, and it was correct last year.

The Clintons rent in East Hampton

Bill and Hillary return to Elie Hirschfeld’s house for the second year in a row

August 10, 2012 12:00PM
By Katherine Clarke

The presidential race is heating up, but Bill and Hillary Clinton are taking some time out to relax in the Hamptons.

The political power couple has rented an East Hampton house owned by real estate mogul Elie Hirschfeld and will be staying there for the whole month of August, The Real Deal has learned.

The Clintons rented the house, at 211 Lily Pond Lane, for a week last year during Hurricane Irene. Their longer stay this year will include the former president’s 66th birthday on August 19th. The vacation precedes the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, where Bill Clinton is slated to give a speech on September 3rd.


Hirschfeld previously told The Real Deal that the former president reorganized his library by subject matter during his last stay; perhaps he’ll clean out his garage this time.

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LOL!  The library comment.  Mr. President,  it’s a vacation!  You’re supposed to rest!  Have fun!  Take your beautiful wife out for dinner and dancing!

We had heard that the speech was scheduled for September 5, but maybe it has been moved.  At any rate, with almost half of the month of August elapsed, we hope Mme. Secretary went straight to her summer rental upon return from her extensive farewell tour of Africa over the past two weeks.  She always manages to look so fresh and beautiful no matter how grueling the schedule,  and she appeared to have had a lot of fun in some of the countries she visited,  but still, she needs a break since very little of her travel time consists of partying and relaxing.  Most of her travel hours on the ground are spent in difficult diplomatic negotiations, some in very dangerous places.  We are joyful that she is safely home and wish her fair weather and a lovely vacation with her family and friends.

We also wish President Clinton a very happy 66th birthday and the best of luck with his speech.  We wish he were nominating the Secretary of State,  however.

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I deliberated long and hard about posting these, and they are not the only examples bouncing around on the web.  In the end, they are Hillary news, so I suppose they merit some attention.

The first one, by Maureen Dowd, appeared days ago.  I first saw it in the New York Times.   This particular publication came from The Seattle Times.  Alluding to remarks HRC delivered last week at the Women in the World Summit,  Dowd postulates thus.

Originally published Wednesday, March 14, 2012 at 3:30 PM

A riled Hillary is a formidable foe

The attempt by Republican men to wrestle American women back into chastity belts has not only breathed life into President Obama, writes Maureen Dowd, it has roused and riled Hillary Rodham Clinton — not a wise thing to do.

By Maureen Dowd

Syndicated columnist

Hillary Clinton has fought for women’s rights around the world. But who would have dreamed that she would have to fight for them at home?

“Why extremists always focus on women remains a mystery to me,” she told an adoring crowd at the Women in the World Summit at Lincoln Center on Saturday. “But they all seem to. It doesn’t matter what country they’re in or what religion they claim. They want to control women. They want to control how we dress. They want to control how we act. They even want to control the decisions we make about our own health and bodies.

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The war on women in this country is genuine. We need our women leaders, and I am sure most American women see Hillary Clinton as the most powerful and vocal of these, particularly on women’s issues, but Hillary cannot do it alone.  She needs her army behind her.  Women need to recognize the level of threat to their personal freedom, get mad, and get active.

Men, even those on our side of the aisle,  do not share the sense of urgency Dowd telegraphs.  They put forth her name but… not now.

From The Gothamist.

Hillary Clinton 2016: Pundit Put Likelihood At 99.4%

Secretary Clinton at the 2012 Global Chiefs of Mission Conference yesterday (AP)

Will the Sisterhood of the Traveling Pantsuits come back in four years? Game Change authors John Heilemann and Mark “Obama is a dick” Halperin were on Morning Joe this morning predicting that Secretary of State is interested in running for President again.

Heilemann, who covers politics for New York magazine said the chances were “99.4. I think very high,” while Halperin, an editor at Time, said, “A little lower. I think that if Joe Biden wins re-election and runs, she’s much less likely to run.”

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Then there is Ed Koch, former Mayor of New York, who sometimes pals around with Republicans.  As Politico reports.

Ed Koch pushes Clinton on 2016 run


3/15/12 5:21 PM EDT

(AP Photo)

Former New York City mayor and Hillary Clinton booster Ed Koch wants to see a Clinton 2016 run, and he made his feelings clear to the Secretary of State at Wednesday’s state dinner, according to the New York Times:

Mr. Koch also said he spoke with the secretary of state, Hillary Clinton, and encouraged her to run for president in 2016.

“I said, ‘Everybody’s running you for president again — count me in!’” he said. “And there were other people there who applauded.”

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I have been addressing the issue of the war on women primarily at The Department of Homegirl Security , which is a defense blog,  and not in the context of Hillary making another presidential run.  But in this  particular post,  Falling Short,  I did state a position similar to what Dowd said.  Women leaders, acting as surrogates for Obama on this issue inspire far more confidence in me than he who prefers to lead from behind.  Dowd’s questions mirror my own thinking.  She ends her op-ed thus:

Women who assumed that electing Obama would lift all minority boats are beginning to think: Maybe he’s not enough.

If the desire of all these conservative male leaders to yoke women is this close to the surface, if they are perversely driven to debase women even though it could lead to their own political demise, then women may require more than Obama.

If women are so vulnerable, they may need one of their own.

Is she inevitable?

It is possible that she is, but generals do not win wars without troops.  She needs her army.  I know you are all still here.  We have been together for almost five years now and never left her side.  Join Americans Elect.  Be a delegate for Hillary because, no, Obama will not be or do enough and we cannot afford to lose this war.

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According to information given to a poll worker directly from the Michigan Democratic Party, there will be a write-in option on the ballot tomorrow, however, write-in votes will not be counted.  The other two possibilities on the ballot are Barack Obama, of course, and “uncommitted.”   Those will be counted.  So, as difficult as it may be, you should probably resist the temptation to write Hillary in and vote “uncommitted” if you oppose Obama as the nominee.  That way you can send uncommitted delegates to Charlotte.

On another note, we need to get 1000 Hillary delegates ( or more!)  from each state at Americans Elect for the online convention in June.  You cannot be validated as a registered voter if you register using fake information.  The site is very secure and trustworthy.  I know the questions are very specific, but they are trying to assure that all delegates are eligible to vote.

Here is the link where you can register.  After you do that, you must go through a few more steps to be a validated voter.

Here is Hillary’s page, but to track and support her, you need to start with the link above.


Let’s get those numbers up!



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Happy Valentine’s Day to all our faithful visitors here.  Love to all!  


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About a month ago,  right before the Iowa caucuses and New Hampshire primary, some of us in the various Hillary Clinton Facebook groups joined Americans Elect.  The registration process was in two phases.  One member of one of the groups then sent word out that to fully participate, after logging in, you needed to complete three additional steps to “fortify” your account (the term AE uses).  I did go through the additional steps and warned  my friends that it is a little scary.  In each of those steps there are statements and you are to choose the one that is true of you.  In every instance, one of the statements is true – not simply true, but very specific.  When you complete the process you receive a message that your account has been fortified and that you have been verified as a registered voter.

Ohhhhhh!!!! The hesitation I heard from my friends!  Who ARE they?  Who is behind this?  How secure is this?  Etc., etc., etc.  Well now we have an answer to those questions.  The answer is both a surprise and should not be all at once.  Lynn Forester de Rothschild appeared Cavuto this week and she is the big name behind this . Really, I should have suspected.  She explained the AE mission and how the site works.  For those who were concerned about security, she was very reassuring.  She did not name him, but the fellow who set up security for ETrade left his job there to work with AE.

For some reason, always a mystery to me at WordPress,  the embed code for the clip does not work here, but here is the link.  I encourage you to watch (she mentions our HRC).   I hope that knowing it is Lady Lynn will encourage my Hillary friends to join us at AE and go through the full process to become a Hillary Clinton delegate for the online convention in June!

Link to Lynn Forester de Rothschild on Cavuto discussing Americans Elect.

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As they roll in, I continue posting these articles suggesting that our girl take the 2012 plunge.  I am not entertaining the switcheroo articles although some arguments are valid.  Joe Biden has done a wonderful job as VP, and he is not the problem.  The problem is a president without the spine to sweep into office with a grand plan for jobs, to stand up to the GOP (after losing the majority he had in his first two years), or to veto an NDAA bill containing amendments antithetical to the rights of American citizens as stated in the Bill of Rights.

We need a leader with guts – the kind of intestinal fortitude  Hillary Clinton manifested when, in 2009,  she added the U.S. to the nations reviewed for human rights abuses in the annual Human Rights Report.   Obama must have forgotten that little item when he neglected to veto the NDAA.

Clinton backers want her to seek the presidency

Posted Saturday, Jan. 14, 2012

By Anna M. Tinsley

Four years hasn’t been long enough to forget.

Some supporters of Hillary Clinton’s 2008 presidential bid, including Texans, remain bitter over how the last primary turned out, and they want their candidate back on the ballot this year, one way or another.

Petitions are being circulated to encourage Clinton to resign as secretary of state and run for president; write-in efforts are under way to put her name at the top of the ballot.

This one encourages discussion and provides a lovely slideshow of the SOS at work.

Should Hillary Clinton Run In 2012 Against Obama?

The Current Secretary of State is looking better than ever. I’m not one for conspiracy theories but I can’t help but pay attention to her dramatic make-over. I have done some research and it seems that I’m not the only one wondering if Hillary would dare challenge the current President. I highly doubt she would do something like that, even if she and her team want it so badly.


Obama has fallen from grace so quickly that it would not be surprising if someone challenges him for the Democratic nomination in 2012. Many, including former Vice-President Dick Cheney, have been talking about the big ‘mistake’ voters did by choosing Obama over Clinton in 2008. In the last Republican Presidential debate, front-runner Mitt Romney called Obama inexperienced and way ‘over his head.’

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Many readers here will recall this scripted moment less than fondly.   I call it scripted because although the party tried its best to hide the truth,  many knew at the time, and many more know now,  that what was being televised was not a true and transparent roll call vote.  It is no secret  by now  among Democrats that the actual vote was taken in hotel rooms that morning and that committed Hillary delegates that we sent to cast votes for her were coerced to vote otherwise before Hillary released them.   What we saw here, deplorable as it was to see a valid candidate and the winner of the popular vote on the convention floor, was theater.

Hillary Clinton was escorted onto the convention floor to rescue the party’s unity and request a unanimous nomination of Barack Obama.  It was a spectacle, for sure, and not the party’s finest moment.

The party seems to have a penchant  for the  theatrical since something appears to be rotten in the state of New Hampshire as this year’s primaries commence.  Curtain up!  A swiftly organized write-in campaign for HRC in the New Hampshire primary was launched in early December and was publicized here, at other Hillary blogs, and in myriad Hillary Facebook groups.  We shared and we tweeted no end to get the word out to New Hampshire voters that on the Dem side there was more than one choice.

Tuesday, the 10th was primary day, and by the next morning we saw these results from C-SPAN.  They were posted here on this blog.

Vote %
Est. % In

New Hampshire

Updated 1:59 p.m. EST, Jan 11, 2012
Table | Map
Total Write-ins

We were informed by the New Hampshire Secretary of State’s office that the write-in tallies would be available the next day – today.  You can imagine the shock waves that traveled through the Hillary sites today when that office made these results available.

Presidential Primary Election January 10, 2012 President of the United States – DEMOCRATIC

Suspension of disbelief is possible when the plot is reasonable, but these results are not.  No one voted for HRC?  Democrats wrote in the GOP clown car occupants on the Dem ballot?  No one wrote in  any other Democrats or independents on that ballot?  Smells fishy to me!  So,  many of us had our Hamlet moment today since something indeed is rotten in the state of New Hampshire. The only voters missing are Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck, but I guess it is harder for them to register now that ACORN has bitten the dust. Anyway, Shakespearean productions are almost never accompanied by cartoons.

The only other explanation is that the Hillary Clinton write-ins were inscribed with disappearing ink.  We are undaunted, because for our money, the finest moment of that 2008 convention was this.  Yes, Hillary, we will keep going!

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Not so fast, it seems!  There IS no write in option.  At the Petition Facebook group,  however, there appears to be a way we can battle this totalitarian one-candidate ballot.

I am asking all Hillary supporters to write to the South Carolina Secretary of State demanding suspension of the ‘No Write-in Rule’ under the Equal Protection Clause of the Constitution. We are prepared to seek legal recourse if the Secretary is not responsive. If anyone can help with these legal issues, we’d be grateful.


Thank you for visiting the online office of the South Carolina Secretary of State. We are working hard to revolutionize the way you do business in South Carolina. Please let us know if you have any feedback, questions or concerns.

Let’s all do our part so that our neighbors in South Carolina can write Hillary in should they wish to!


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Since I cannot remember which channel I was watching at the time, I cannot find the video, but on one of the morning cable news nets I saw Amy Kremer of Tea Party Express ranting, in a southern belle kind of genteel way, that Mitt Romney does not represent the party and that the Tea Party will resist having this candidate shoved down their throats as it were.  It rang a lot of chimes for me.

In 2008, commencing with the May 31 Rules and Bylaws Committee meeting on the votes from Florida and Michigan, and concluding with the most shameful spectacle of a viable candidate who had won the popular vote being walked out onto the convention floor in order to halt a completely staged  “roll call vote,”  Democrats have said the same thing.  Not all Democrats are satisfied with the 2008 candidate who is now the incumbent candidate.  The dissatisfaction was reflected in the New Hampshire primary results yesterday.  Barack Obama drew in appreciably fewer votes than Mitt Romney and Ron Paul.  He won 82% of the Democratic Primary vote there, was opposed by more than a dozen challengers,  none of whom managed to exceed the write-in vote,  which garnered a rough 10% of the total with no bankroll, public speakers, town halls, or physical presence on the ground by a declared write-in candidate.

It is time for the Democratic Party to wake up to a reality, as much as we love Hillary Clinton, and hard as she tried, she was not in 2008 and is not now able to effect unity in a party that she did not tear apart.  The task of unifying the party belonged to Barack Obama who campaigned on a claim that he would unify the entire nation.   He has accomplished neither, and the reason is that he did not heal the wound from which the country was bleeding four years ago.  He did nothing to support homeowners facing foreclosure, unemployed Americans, and students who could not afford tuition.  He responded to the BP oil disaster with paralysis, and chose to waste 18 months pushing a faulty and wanting health care bill when people were suffering from poverty and joblessness.  So, in short, placing HRC on the ballot under the name of a failing and flailing candidate will not effect his reelection.  We will not even entertain such a ridiculous idea which is put forth by those who assure us that it will not happen anyway. (So why even raise it?)

You have to love seniors.  The very experienced who have seen so much and have lived through bad times before  know what it takes to fix things.  They no longer have to worry about pinks slips.  They have faced so much in life that they do not care what they say.  Devil-may-care,  they say what is on their minds.  Here are two of them.

Specter: Dump Obama for Hillary

January 10, 2012|By Tom Infield, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER

Should President Obama dump Joe Biden as his running mate and replace him with Hillary Clinton?

Arlen Specter was asked that hot-potato question, circulating in some Democratic circles, in a meeting Tuesday with The Inquirer editorial board.

His answer showed that the former 30-year senator hasn’t lost his knack for blunt talk – nor, perhaps, his bitterness over what he feels were slights from Obama during his failed 2010 Senate campaign.

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Here is another senior icon.

Another lefty celebrity says he’s heartbroken and dismayed by Obama

posted at 1:20 pm on January 11, 2012 by Tina Korbe

In a recent appearance on the “Smiley & West” radio program hosted by Tavis Smiley and Cornel West, Harry Belafonte lamented the president’s lack of a moral compass — and cautioned other discontents to be wary of the proposition that the president just needs a second term to prove himself. Said Belafonte:

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I have, over the years of Obama’s tenure,  occasionally clashed with younger folks here who have been sure that older people do not “get it.”  I beg to differ.  Guys and gals old enough to be my parents have a compendium of knowledge and experience we have yet to gain.  It never hurts to listen to voices of experience.  They, after all, have little to lose at this point, and the young?  Their futures are on the line.  It might serve them well to attend to these voices and ask themselves where their values are:  in fixing what is wrong, or in continuing to prop up the failed and ineffectual candidate that thrilled them with all the texting four years ago.

It was a cheap trick, kids.  I got some of those tweets too when hurricanes ravaged the Gulf Coast.  All he wanted was for my Red Cross donations to go through his website.  Well, I know how to find the Red Cross on my own.  I did not need him to tell me how to arrive there, and he does not know how to get us back to where we need to be.  If  he did, surely he would have made his huge effort by now.

FDR did not win four elections by saying that he needed another term.  He rolled up his sleeves, showed us what was possible, and an impressed and grateful populace gladly reelected him.  No, I did not witness this history,  but I learned from it nonetheless – from folks older than I.  We all should.

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