Member since: 2002
Number of posts: 15,457
Number of posts: 15,457
- 2016 (77)
- 2015 (254)
- 2014 (125)
- 2013 (72)
- 2012 (12)
- Older Archives
The ad will air during Saturday Night Live the week before the South Carolina primary.
The timing is very interesting. What motivates Cruz? I'm sure HRC boosters would argue Cruz attacks Clinton because he would rather run against Bernie in the general. But I suggest that Cruz understands that a well-timed, nationally televised attack of Hillary will boost his standing among the masses of voraciously rabid GOP Clinton-haters and motivate them, boosting turnout to the South Carolina polls to vote for him and not his Republican opponents.
And if this works in So. Carolina, we can expect the other GOP candidates to follow suit in subsequent primaries by outdoing each other in attacks on Hillary Clinton. We Sanders supporters have been warning that HRC as the primary candidate will depress voter turnout of younger voters, progressives and independents, and boost turnout of the accurately named Clinton-haters in the GOP. This move by Cruz will test that hypothesis.
The video of the ad and lyrics are available at the link.
New Ted Cruz Ad Spoofs "Office Space" In Clinton Server Attack
Posted by Divernan | Thu Feb 18, 2016, 08:40 AM (4 replies)
Big head and shoulders photo of Hillary in bright red jacket -
and requesting your name, zip code and email address.
What was really interesting? Look who's on the "joint fundraising committee of the Hillary Victory Fund, which paid for the ad.
Paid for by Hillary Victory Fund, a joint fundraising committee authorized by Hillary for America, the Democratic National Committee and the State Democratic Parties in these states: AK, AR, CO, FL, GA, ID, IN, KY, LA, ME, MA, MI, MN, MS, MO, MT, NV, NH, NC, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, TN, TX, UT, VA, WV, WI, and WY.
I wasn't aware that my state democratic committee (PA) had endorsed Hillary, but looks like they have.
So when the Hill fans post that she raised $5 million for state Democrats, are they talking about these state Dem. parties, which turn around and spend the money promoting her and collecting email addresses for her? How slick! How Clintonesque!
Posted by Divernan | Wed Feb 17, 2016, 03:21 PM (9 replies)
Video at link
Posted by Divernan | Wed Feb 17, 2016, 10:32 AM (9 replies)
(Sarcasm, of course.)Don't hold that against Abuela Hillary! (More sarcasm!)
Some links below on cluster bombs and the Bill.
Posted by Divernan | Fri Feb 12, 2016, 08:03 AM (1 replies)
An outstanding investigative journalist will be giving the annual Raizman Lecture at Chatham University. It's free - even free parking! Try to attend if you can. But pre-register at the link below. Seating is limited to 500 and she is nationally renowned.
Tuesday, February 23, 2016
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
The Women’s Institute at Chatham presents The Raizman Lecture featuring Jenny Nordberg, award-winning author of The Underground Girls of Kabul: In Search of a Hidden Resistance in Afghanistan.
An award-winning journalist and foreign correspondent, columnist and television producer, Jenny Nordberg has worked all over the world, investigating topics such as the global financial crisis, nuclear proliferation, foreign aid, human trafficking, and aspects of “the war on terror,” as well as many human rights issues. Based on her extensive research and reporting inside a war zone, The Underground Girls of Kabul has been published in more than 10 countries and won numerous awards.
In presenting her with the 2015 J. Anthony Lukas Book Prize, Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism and The Neiman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard University explained that Nordberg’s work “is much more than a hard-won investigation populated with diverse characters and potent scenes. It’s also a careful surrender of assumptions about gender and patriarchy and the Western lens on a troubled country—a book through which readers emerge both challenged and changed.”
PRAISE FOR THE UNDERGROUND GIRLS OF KABUL
“Five years of intensive reporting have yielded this gritty, poignant, and provocative collage of intimate portraits… Nordberg conveys captivating nuance and complexity; just when you feel some kind of judgment or conclusive opinion is within reach, she deftly turns the tables, leaving us to reexamine our own prejudices and societal norms as we struggle with questions that are perhaps unanswerable." ~Elle
"As affecting as the stories of these women are, Nordberg's conclusion—that women's rights are essential to "building peaceful civilizations"—is the most powerful message of this compelling book. An intelligent and timely exploration into contemporary Afghanistan." ~Kirkus Reviews
"Jenny Nordberg has given us a fascinating look into a hidden phenomenon of extreme patriarchal societies: a form of gender-bending far riskier and more rewarding than Western academia's trendy, abstract gender categories. Nordberg's reporting is thorough and sensitive, her writing vivid and insightful. You will not forget this book; it will haunt you." ~Robin Morgan, author and founder of Ms. magazine
Winner of the 2015 J. Anthony Lukas Book Prize
A Salon 2014 Authors’ Favorite Book
One of Buzzfeed’s Best Nonfiction Books of 2014
A Business Insider Best Book of 2014
A Columbus Dispatch Best Book of 2014
A Publishers Weekly Best Book of 2014
A PopMatters Best Book of 2014
An FP Interrupted Best Book of 2014
Registration and Directions
Fee : Free and open to the public
Location : Campbell Memorial Chapel
Parking is free in the Library Parking Lot which you can only enter off of Murray Hill Avenue (not to be confused with Murray Avenue).
Murray Hill Avenue can be reached from both Wilkins and Fifth Avenue and is a cobblestone street. From Fifth Ave, it is located between Maryland Ave and S. Negley Ave. From Wilkins, it is located between Murray Ave and S. Negley Ave.
Posted by Divernan | Sat Feb 6, 2016, 10:59 AM (2 replies)
This will be Job One for a Hillary Clinton administration. The penultimate quid for those millions in pro quos they have paid to her as a candidate, paid her as a not-yet declared private citizen for her speeches, and paid the Clinton crime family, oops, I mean Clinton Family Foundation. Have no doubt in your minds - the necessary legislation has already been drafted and co-sponsors lined up by banking/Wall Street lobbyists, awaiting the possibility of a Clinton administration, i.e., a president who will not veto it.
It's the most lucrative remaining venue for transferring wealth upward. Wall Street goes orgasmic at the prospect of privatizing tens of millions of individual social security accounts!
As one banker explained it to me, every time an adjustment/change would be made to how the funds are invested - say increasing the percentage invested in one kind of bond versus another, a fee would be charged to every single social security recipient.
With over 50 million collecting SS and SSI, not to mention the tens of millions of accounts of those actively contributing to SS, at a dollar each (for the sake of argument) per investment tweak, times several tweaks/adjustments/changes per month? My god how the money rolls upward! It will be the last great tsunami of wealth transfer to the One Percent. And it will profit them as long as social security exists. We've already achieved permanent war status; social security privatization means permanent rip-off of workers status.
Because what do we average folks have? Like so very many, I lost nearly all of my retirement savings in the 2008 debacle. We were left with our mortgages on our homes and our social security accounts.
Along came CDOs and the mortgage bubble, and having been bailed out once, Wall Street is now pushing "bespoke tranch opportunities." (See the film, The Big Short) Now the only low-hanging fruits left are our social security savings.
Social Security updates its statistics every month in the Monthly Statistical Snapshot, although the updated figures are not as precise as the numbers published in the Annual Statistical Supplement. As of December 2012, according to the Snapshot, the retirement rolls had reached approximately 39,613,000, with an average benefit of $1,193.94. Disability beneficiaries had reached approximately 10,889,000, with an average benefit of $1,130.34.
Posted by Divernan | Fri Feb 5, 2016, 07:29 AM (1 replies)
Posted by Divernan | Thu Feb 4, 2016, 09:01 PM (1 replies)
Her father was a bitter man who constantly ridiculed and demeaned his wife and children. According to statements by Bill, Hugh Rodham also physically abused his children.
Who is Hillary Rodham Clinton? In his biography, “A Woman in Charge,” Carl Bernstein, who shared a Pulitzer Prize with Bob Woodward for their coverage of Watergate for The Washington Post, tries to answer that question. He follows her life from her childhood in the Midwest to her college days at Wellesley to Yale Law School, where she meets Bill Clinton, to Arkansas to the White House and to New York as a U.S. Senator. With Hillary Clinton running for president, Bernstein gives readers another perspective on her personal and public life. In Chapter One, he writes about her family.
Here's an interesting psychoanalysis of HRC:
The Psychobiography of Hillary Rodham Clinton
by Paul Lowinger
curriculum Vitae, http://zpub.com/un/pl.html
As to being physically abused by her father, the following NYT excerpt was originally posted in the Hillary Clinton group:
http://t.co/LxfS5ft51H via NYTimes
Posted by Divernan | Wed Feb 3, 2016, 06:11 AM (3 replies)
Posted by Divernan | Tue Feb 2, 2016, 12:16 AM (2 replies)
Iowa caucuses 2016: Advancing snow may deter voters
By Mark Leberfinger, AccuWeather.com Staff Writer
January 31, 2016; 4:30 PM ET
The 2016 Presidential Election season officially gets underway on Monday evening, Feb. 1, with the Iowa caucuses, and advancing snow may affect voter turnout. Voters from Iowa's 99 counties will meet in caucuses as the first step to determine who will represent the state at the Republican and Democratic national conventions.
Posted by Divernan | Sun Jan 31, 2016, 07:48 PM (29 replies)