Posts Tagged ‘Hillary Rodham Clinton’
Posted in Appearances, Hillary Clinton, Hillary Rodham Clinton, Uncategorized, tagged Appearances, Fashion Week, Helen Mirren, Hillary Clinton, Hillary Rodham Clinton, New York City, Oscar de la Renta on February 16, 2017| 2 Comments »
It’s Fashion Week in New York, and Hillary’s personal style is having an effect on the runways.
At New York Fashion Week, pantsuits for all!
She may not have won the election, but remarkably, Hillary Clinton, pilloried for her appearance her entire public life, has become a fashion trendsetter.The 2016 presidential candidate could very well be the inspiration for New York Fashion Week’s most pervasive fall 2017 trend, the pantsuit, seen on nearly every runway so far, including Calvin Klein, Victoria Beckham and Gabriela Hearst. While the style has been a red carpet favorite of Emma Watson, Blake Lively and Evan Rachel Wood (the Westworld actress has made the look her new unofficial uniform), brands as disparate as Aussie babe fave Zimmermann, French club wear go-to Zadig & Voltaire and dresser-of-Indian-royalty Naeem Khan have also offered up pantsuit options for every occasion.Zimmermann
Meanwhile in L.A., Hillary supporter Dame Helen Mirren wore this to a premiere last night.
Among the events of the week was today’s First-Day-Of-Issue Oscar de la Renta Forever Stamp Dedication Ceremony at Grand Central Terminal where Hillary spoke.
Posted in Appearances, Hillary Clinton, Hillary Rodham Clinton, Uncategorized, tagged Appearances, Broadway, Hillary Clinton, Hillary Rodham Clinton, Sunset Boulevard on February 16, 2017| Leave a Comment »
If there is one thing Hillary Clinton is enjoying lately, it is the Great White Way. Audiences there are quick to spot her no matter how full the house.
Former presidential candidate visits Broadway for the second time in a month.
Former presidential candidate, Secretary of State and First Lady Hillary Clinton was greeted with cheers and a standing ovation February 15 at Broadway’s Palace Theatre where she came to see Glenn Close in Sunset Boulevard.
Clinton arrived at the theatre about three minutes before curtain, and was quickly recognized by the audience, which began cheering.
As the lights went down for the show to start, just as the audience quieted down, someone shouted “We love you, Hillary” and the crowd applauded through the beginning of the overture clearly in response to the shout-out.
Posted in 2016 Election, Democratic Party, Donald Trump, Foreign Policy, Hillary Clinton, Hillary Rodham Clinton, Republican Party, Uncategorized, tagged Alex Mohajer, Christopher Steel Memos, Donald Trump, dossier, George Lakoff, Hillary Clinton, Hillary Rodham Clinton, Michael Flynn, Rosneft, Russia, Vladimir Putin on February 10, 2017| 3 Comments »
Last Thursday, I mentioned the new administration’s tactic of choice, diversion. This week, thanks to George Lakoff, we have a handy diagram for the analysis of tweets from Trump.
So it comes as no surprise that while Trump lobbed a grenade at Nordstrom’s and while we were all attending to the ninth circuit court of appeals which upheld the stay on the immigration ban and the endless confirmation hearings, the explosions were happening elsewhere.
Last night and today, massive immigration raids were taking place in at least six states.
U.S. immigration authorities made a series of arrests in at least half a dozen states across the country on Thursday and Friday, sweeping up an unknown number of undocumented immigrants, immigration lawyers and advocates said.
The raids, which appeared to target scores of people, including those without criminal records, mark the first largescale episode of immigration enforcement inside the United States since President Trump’s Jan. 26 order to crack down on the estimated 11 million immigrants living here illegally. Immigration lawyers and advocates said some of the enforcement efforts included traffic stops and checkpoints, though Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials disputed those accounts, saying the agency does not use checkpoints while engaging in targeted enforcement operations.
These followed the very high profile deportation of an Arizona woman who had reported as required of her to a local ICE office.
Typically, while we attend to all of this, we are supposed to be distracted from the Russia story, but that one grew extra legs just this evening. It appears that U.S. investigators have been able to corroborate portions of the dossier we referred to last week as the Christopher Steele Memos.
Coupled with that one was this.
National security adviser Flynn discussed sanctions with Russian ambassador, despite denials, officials say
National security adviser Michael Flynn privately discussed U.S. sanctions against Russia with that country’s ambassador to the United States during the month before President Trump took office, contrary to public assertions by Trump officials, current and former U.S. officials said.
Flynn’s communications with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak were interpreted by some senior U.S. officials as an inappropriate and potentially illegal signal to the Kremlin that it could expect a reprieve from sanctions that were being imposed by the Obama administration in late December to punish Russia for its alleged interference in the 2016 election.
This story, of course, is the elephant in the room. The Russian connection to the Trump campaign and White House impugns the integrity of the election and the intentions of the administration with regard to Russian sanctions, not only for alleged election hanky-panky but also those imposed over Russian incursions in Ukraine. It lends credence to the idea that Putin’s antipathy to Hillary Clinton’s candidacy was based on a lot more than a personality conflict and his idée-fixe that she somehow orchestrated mass demonstrations following the Russian parliamentary elections in 2011.
Deep Throat told Bob Woodward to follow the money. It is not hard to imagine that transactions involving Donald Trump might revolve around money. Alex Mohajer, late of Bros4Hillary, has constructed bulletin board worthy of Carrie Mathison from a series of interlocking documents. It is not complete, but is the best job of connecting the dots so far.
Alex Mohajer This morning
In light of Wash Post’s explosive article revealing Trump’s NSA Flynn contacted Russian officials BEFORE inauguration to discuss lifting sanctions, it’s getting harder to ignore growing evidence that Trump was involved with Russian oil deal.
From this, we can see what entities acquired those mysterious Rosneft shares even if principals behind it remain shrouded. it’s great detective work! We can be relatively sure Alex will not let this opus rest here, so we can be reasonably sure that he will elaborate as he finds additional evidence. We look forward to that.
As for Hillary, she has steered clear of the Russian story which she tried to expose at the October 19 presidential debate. She did, however, register a reaction to the court decision on Thursday. Touted as ultimate shade, her tweet was concise.
The thing never to ignore is that Trump and the Republicans are working as a team. Wherever the fireworks go off, look elsewhere. And watch this space.
Posted in 2016 Election, Hillary Clinton, Hillary Rodham Clinton, Uncategorized, tagged Hillary Clinton, Hillary Rodham Clinton, Melissa McEwan, Shakesville, Victoria Brownworth on February 10, 2017| 8 Comments »
What’s that I hear, now, ringing in my ears? I’ve heard that sound before! Is it the call asking Hillary to lead? I’ve heard that song before!
Many times in 2013 -14 and into 2015 I stated here that Hillary Clinton does not owe any American another effing thing. Yet you all persist! So WTF???
I know #ShePersists is the flavor of the week, but why does it always and only have to be Hillary?
I am sick and tired of people young enough to be her children and even grandchildren making demands on her.
The latest demand is a new Seneca Falls Convention – that Hillary is supposed to organize. Please! Go organize this yourselves! Run for office. Stop being “idea people” and actually do something and put yourselves out there. Give Hillary the break she deserves to spend with her family!
This came across my “desk” (top). I didn’t know the author’s name but resident detectives Brassy and Carissa tracked it back to Melissa McEwan at Shakesville. Thank you both, and thank you Melissa for this fine piece!
Hillary Clinton doesn’t owe you a goddamned thing.
Hillary Clinton ran for president. She ran despite a hideous game of cajoling her to run, only to shame her for running. She ran despite the fact that the media has treated her like garbage for decades; despite knowing they would treat her like garbage again—which they did. She ran despite knowing, as keenly as any other woman in the country and more than most, the hellscape of vicious misogyny that would be unleashed against her. She ran despite the fact that she knew, should she win, she would face Republican obstructionism and vitriol so vast and relentless that it would take a tenacious beast to govern. She ran knowing she would have to be that tenacious beast, and could be.
She ran for president on the most progressive Democratic platform ever, and her campaign was remarkably devoid of the typical unforced errors in most presidential campaigns (including her previous one). She showed herself to be a candidate capable of learning and willing to learn—when she changed positions, it was because she came to the more progressive one.
Which is not to suggest that she was a perfect candidate, but she was a damn good one. Yet her insufficient perfection was somehow considered a fatal flaw by people who now demand she dance at their command.
She wanted to lead this nation—and, more importantly, she wanted to govern it. And she had the knowledge and capability to do it, and do it well.
She put out an enormous number of policy papers and factsheets, so we could see exactly what she wanted to do and how she would do it. She gave detailed policy addresses, and she answered voters’ questions with both compassion and seriousness and details.
She conveyed, in every conceivable way, that she had the experience to be our president, and an abundance of talent, and she was offering both to us.
And we passed.
More of us voted for her, of course, but there is a reason she is not our president. And it’s not just because of Russian interference and James Comey being a colossal wanker. It’s also because enough votes for Jill Stein threw key states to Donald Trump, and because millions and millions of people voted for Trump despite his reprehensible platform.
I am hardly the first person to observe that I would much rather be spending my days encouraging Hillary Clinton to be more progressive than documenting the fall of the republic under the presidency of Donald Trump.
But here we are.
And now there are people—many of whom are self-identified Bernie Sanders supporters who voted for Stein in those aforementioned key states, or who voted for Trump, or who didn’t vote at all—who are demanding to know why Hillary Clinton isn’t “doing something” to stop Donald Trump and his authoritarian onslaught.
She did do something, you ungrateful wrecks. She campaigned for 18 months, the last of them against Trump himself, day after exhausting day, keeping up a ruthless schedule that would drive most people half her age to collapse after three weeks, no less a year and a half. She gave up time with her family, her grandchildren; gave up anything resembling free time; gave up her privacy. She made countless sacrifices on behalf of this country in order to prevent this exact outcome.
You took a hard pass, and now you have the unmitigated temerity to want more from her? Fuck you.
I note with all the mirthless laughter in the universe that one of the incessant criticisms of Hillary Clinton was that she was entitled.
She gave it everything she had already. You don’t get to ask for even more.
And what, pray tell, do you expect her to do, anyway? Crash the confirmation hearings? She’s not a sitting Senator anymore. That’s not the way it works. Show up at a protest, dragging the Secret Service with her, constantly on the lookout for people who sent her death threats; chanted that she should be locked up or killed? That’s not the way it works, either.
Even if you could name some meaningful action that you’d like her to be taking in this moment, this darkest of moments in our nation’s history, she doesn’t owe it to you.
It hurts my heart when I think about how not only did we reject her in favor of the shitlord who currently occupies the Oval Office, but we sought to humiliate her, over and over, for even trying to defeat him.
And now, to add breathtaking insult to that grievous injury, people are mad at her for not showing up?! She tried to show up. And a bunch of progressive purists told her to GTFO and spit in her face for good measure.
Hillary Clinton doesn’t owe you shit.
She warned you that it was a bad idea to set your house on fire, and now you’re mad at her for not letting you crash on her couch? How dare you.
Seriously. How dare you.
It isn’t Hillary Clinton’s fault that you didn’t take seriously what was really at stake. And I wouldn’t blame her for never showing up again for a country that disregarded her warnings and rejected her so callously.
But the thing is: She probably will show up. Again. She’s probably hatching some sort of plan as we speak, because that’s just the kind of indomitable human being she is—a patriot of unfathomable measure.
And the fact that we almost certainly haven’t heard the last of Hillary Clinton is not only testament to her extraordinary fortitude and her profound loyalty to this nation, but is the primary fucking reason that she deserved our votes.
She deserved them way more than we deserve her.
So if Hillary Clinton wants to spend the rest of her days walking in the woods and playing with her grandchildren and eating delicious things and never, ever, putting herself in front of a camera and subjecting herself to abominably unjust scrutiny no person should ever have to face, more power to her.
I hope she does exactly what she wants to do, whatever that may be.
Because she has already given me an enormous amount of her time, her energy, her very self. She doesn’t owe me another goddamned thing.
And she doesn’t owe you anything more, either.”
Not written by me but written to be shared.
Well said to the writer! To the point!!!!!
I thank Victoria Brownsworth for this.
We could really use
#ThePeoplesPresident right about now.
I have said it before – long before she put herself into the 2016 race, Hillary Clinton owes us nothing. She has always left it all on the field.
You, who consider yourselves leaders but lead by making demands of others, go do this yourselves or shut up. Basta! Enough!
Posted in Awards, Hillary Clinton, Hillary Rodham Clinton, Honors, Human Rights, LGBT Issues, Uncategorized, tagged awards, Hillary Clinton, Hillary Rodham Clinton, Honors, The Center on February 9, 2017| 3 Comments »
The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Community Center will honor Hillary Clinton at their April 20 dinner. Hillary will receive the Trailblazer Award at the event to be held at Cipriani on Wall Street.
For tickets and information, go here >>>>
Congratulations in advance, Mme. Secretary, on a well-deserved honor!