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Cabinet appointment? VP slot? I expect he drove a very hard bargain.
De Blasio will skip Hillary Clinton's launch rally
De Blasio says Hillary Clinton lacks 'vision' (Headline)
Peter King: De Blasio’s Absence From Clinton Rally “A Knife In The Back”
“She’s saying all the things now that de Blasio is saying. I guess de Blasio’s answer is that he really means them, and she doesn’t.”
Posted by Divernan | Fri Oct 30, 2015, 10:57 AM (9 replies)
I'd like to see a book analyzing the Clintons, co-authored by Machiavelli, Freud & Shakespeare.
Of course posts like yours will not dissuade true believers/"strong supporters" of the Clintons, but they are read by and given serious consideration by the many who follow DU without joining or posting.
So be not discouraged by "the swarm" when you post on DU. Their very sarcastic responses on any thread are testimony to the fact that posts critical of HRC qua presidential candidate have hit too close for their comfort.
Or as Sheldon would say, Bazinga!
Posted by Divernan | Tue Oct 27, 2015, 05:23 AM (0 replies)
Bill Clinton was a serial adulterer.
Sure, I know women who choose to look the other way, but they had the luxury of that option because their husbands/partners had the class to keep their infidelities on the down low - and I can understand it if wives traded financial security for self respect, and/or had so little sense of self-worth and ability to make a decent living on their own that they hung onto their marriage/meal ticket. And I do know one couple where the wife raised holy hell, threatened to bankrupt hubby in the divorce and they got counseling and the marriage seems to have survived without any further infidelities on his part.
But here we have Hillary, with her Ivy law degree. Bill joked she was making more money than he was when she was a partner in the Rose law firm and he was governor. She's extremely bright and could have made a very lucrative living on her own. Perhaps she'd even have found a second husband who would not treat her so shabbily. Forgive the guy once? Fine. But repeatedly? Her choice, but don't give me any garbage that she's a feminist.
Then there's this: PBS film eyes Clinton
When discussing the Clintons’ years in Arkansas, narrator Campbell Scott said, “Hillary had to deal with Bill’s constant womanizing.”
Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2012/01/pbs-docu-eyes-clinton-womanizing-071382#ixzz3pa5lvslq
Posted by Divernan | Sun Oct 25, 2015, 08:27 AM (2 replies)
Posted by Divernan | Sun Oct 18, 2015, 07:00 PM (34 replies)
Don't count on hearing anything consequential tonight. That would mean asking a question with teeth (subheadline)
(samples of some of the proposed questions)
“Do you think the Obama-era revolution in education, from charter schools to testing regimes to teacher evaluations, properly benefits schools and gives students the best chance to succeed as well-rounded individuals capable of independent thought and analysis?”
Posted by Divernan | Tue Oct 13, 2015, 04:12 PM (3 replies)
Larry Sanders, who lives in Britain, is scheduled to land in New York on Tuesday morning and watch the debate later that evening. On Monday he told the Guardian he would do so nervously, but with hope.
Wonder if Hillary's 2 ne-er do well brothers or Bill Clinton's half-sister, whom he's never bothered to meet, will attend. As to the Brothers Rodham, "Will they be a problem? Yes. They underscore everything that people fear and hate about the Clintons," the aide said. "They're essentially the id of Bill and Hillary Clinton. A bunch of money-grubbing and opportunistic hillbillies with no sense of ethics, decency, or even legality. "
As to Clinton's 1/2 sister, "A newspaper reported that Bill Clinton's father, a traveling salesman who died before the future President was born, may have also fathered a daughter." http://www.nytimes.com/1993/08/06/us/president-has-a-half-sister-an-arizona-family-claims.html What a family!
Go Bernie - a nation - or at least 99% thereof, turns its desperate eyes toward you.
Posted by Divernan | Mon Oct 12, 2015, 07:11 PM (4 replies)
October 10 at 11:33am ·
An Open Letter to Stephen Harper
Dear Mr. Harper,
I live in BC with my husband and two little girls. I grew up in Calgary and have many friends and family members there. I’m white and in my early 40s. One of us is a stay at home parent, so we benefit 100% from the direct deposits in lieu of a national childcare program. We also benefit 100% from income splitting. And we can afford to take advantage of the increased allowance in our TFSAs. In other words, we're the picture of the family who benefits the most from your economic policies.
But we're not voting Conservative on October 19th.
You see, you've misjudged us. We enjoy our standard of living, we work hard for it but it's not the only thing that matters to us.
You assume we don't care about our first nations neighbours, or Canadians trying to bring their family members here from war torn countries. That we don't care about less fortunate Canadians, our veterans, or scientists. You think we don't mind that to save a few bucks and balance the books we axed the census, dumped decades of research from our libraries, cut funding to CBC, underspent our budgets in important departments and closed coast guard stations. You figure we no longer want our lakes and rivers protected and that we don't understand that climate change is a far greater risk to our way of life than Barbaric Cultural Practices.
You've underestimated us.
On October 19, we're not voting for our bank balance. We're voting for change because we want the caring Canada of our youth back. The Canada that supported our single mothers that gave us the opportunity to succeed in the first place.
Posted by Divernan | Mon Oct 12, 2015, 11:32 AM (4 replies)
Pennsylvania's new online voter registration draws thousands
October 6, 2015 12:58 PM
Posted by Divernan | Wed Oct 7, 2015, 09:41 PM (1 replies)
Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders is scheduled to spend the day in Massachusetts on Saturday, Oct. 3, according to his campaign website. Sanders’ swing through the Bay State begins in Springfield with a 2 p.m. rally on the steps of Springfield City Hall. Doors open at 1 p.m.
Posted by Divernan | Tue Sep 29, 2015, 06:45 AM (19 replies)
"Union leaders are faced with a decision to support a corporate Democrat who isn't terrible but who gets her support from Wall Street versus Sanders, who will really advance our issues," Wilson said.
Posted by Divernan | Sat Sep 26, 2015, 11:01 PM (29 replies)