Category Archives: Liberals/Democrats/Left

Women will go to hell if you don’t vote for Hillary Clinton

Hillary Clinton, who won last Monday’s Iowa caucus by the narrowest of margins, must be getting desperate.

According to the The New York Times, Hillary’s support among women “has been surprisingly shaky. Young women, in particular, have been drawn to the septuagenarian socialist from Vermont [Bernie Sanders], and the dynamic has disappointed feminists who dreamed of Mrs. Clinton’s election as a capstone to the movement.”

So Hillary is now using threats and insults to win female votes.

In J.R.R. Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings, the devilish Sauron has a spokesman called the Mouth of Sauron.

Mouth of Sauron

Hillary Clinton, too, has a mouthpiece.

Make that two mouthpieces: elderly feminist Gloria Steinem; and Madeleine Albright, Bill Clinton’s secretary of state and now a professor of international relations at Georgetown University and chair of Albright Stonebridge Group, a D.C.-based “diplomacy” firm.

Steinem will be 82 years old this March; Albright will be 79 years old this May; Hillary Clinton will be 69 years old this October.

Madeleine Albright

NBC News reports that yesterday, February 6, during a Clinton rally in Concord, New Hampshire, Albright defended Hillary’s “progressive” and foreign policy credentials and made a plea to young women in the audience to vote for Hillary, claiming that Hillary — she who trashed the women whom her husband, Bill Clinton, had sexually assaulted — is the best candidate to defend women’s rights.

Albright admonished, “We can tell our story of how we climbed the ladder, and a lot of you younger women think it’s done. It’s not done.” Then Albright threatened American women that if they don’t vote for Hillary, “there’s a special place in hell for women who don’t help each other.” 

At that, as reported by the New York Times, Hillary “laughed, slowly clapped her hands and took a large sip of her beverage.”

Read that again.

Hillary Clinton laughed and clapped her hands when Madeleine Albright issued a curse to American women that “there’ll be a special place in hell” for them if they don’t vote for Hillary.

Albright, who has been stumping for Hillary in New Hampshire this weekend, also slammed Bernie Sanders for his “lack of knowledge” about foreign policy. Go to the NBC News embedded link to read more about it, if you insist.

Hey, Madeleine Albright.

Name one accomplishment of Hillary Clinton as Obama’s secretary of state.

Just one. I dare you.

Gloria Steinem is Hillary’s other mouthpiece.

gloria steinem

On Friday, Feb. 5, in an interview with the talk show host Bill Maher, claiming that women tend to become more active in politics as they get older, Steinem suggested younger women were just backing Bernie Sanders so that they could meet men. The supposedly pro-women feminist said:

“When you’re young, you’re thinking, ‘Where are the boys? The boys are with Bernie.’”

According to an NBC News/Wall Street Journal/Marist New Hampshire Poll released earlier this week, Sanders is leading Hillary by 20 points.

~Eowyn

University’s mock election predicts Bernie Sanders will be next president

For some years now, Western Illinois University (WIU) has conducted mock presidential elections. Using that simulation, the university claims to have accurately predicted the outcomes of the 2007 and 2011 presidential elections.

According to a press release from the university, from October 20 to November 2, 2015, WIU conducted the largest and most elaborate mock presidential simulation in the U.S., involving thousands of its students, who took part in simulations of the Iowa Caucuses, other state primaries, the Democratic and Republican parties’ nominating conventions, and the Electoral College vote.

WIU mock presidential election

Through those simulations, the participating students determined primary winners and the winning presidential ticket.

And the result?

According to WIU’s third Mock Presidential Election (MPE), the Democratic ticket of Bernie Sanders (president) and Martin O’Malley (vice president) won.

Bernie Sanders is a declared Socialist who only changed his party ID to Democrat in order to run for the 2016 presidency.

Bernie Sanders and Martin O'Malley

Here’s the breakdown:

  • Democratic Party’s Sanders/O’Malley won more than 400 Electoral College votes and 741 popular votes.
  • Republican Party’s Jeb Bush (president)/Marco Rubio (vice president) got 114 electoral votes and 577 popular votes.
  • Libertarian Party’s Lex Green (president)/Rand Paul (VP) won 159 popular votes.
  • Green Party’s Jill Stein(president)/Peter Schwartzman (VP) got 50 popular votes. See www.wiumpe.com for more information.)

The university’s Centennial Honors College Director Richard Hardy said that “students from every college at Western [Illinois University] and virtually every school and department on campus participated by helping to organize the MPE and attending the sessions.”

The Mock Presidential Election simulation process had been developed by Hardy and John Hemingway, associate professor of Recreation, Park and Tourism Administration, when they were senior teaching assistants for American Government classes at the University of Iowa in the mid-1970s. In 2006, Hardy and Hemingway reconnected at WIU and began organizing the campus-wide Mock Presidential Election events.

For more information, see www.wiumpe.com, or contact Hardy at (309) 298-2228 or RJ-Hardy@wiu.edu.

If WIU’s simulation is correct, I can tell you why:

  1. Millions of registered Republicans did not vote because GOP elites finagled to have Jeb Bush, who has been at the bottom of every opinion poll, be the party’s nominee.
  2. Even more millions of Americans did not vote because they couldn’t vote for Donald Trump. Flawed as he is, Trump is the only candidate who is articulating the frustrations and aspirations of many.

H/t FOTM’s MomOfIV

~Eowyn

The biggest Wall Street whores among 2016 presidential candidates are…

No. 1: Jeb Bush, Republican

No. 2: Hillary Clinton, Democrat

No. 3: Ted Cruz, Republican

No. 4: Marco Rubio, Republican

According to the Center for Responsive Politics, Wall Street or the securities and investment industry dominates the campaign contribution money race, having given $102 million to the 2016 presidential candidates and their super PACs.

top 5 industry donors for 2016 presidential candidates

Here’s another clearer graph (source: ZeroHedge):

Wall Street donations to 2016 presidential candidates

Still think there’s a difference between Democrats and Republicans?

Still think Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio are for the “little guy”?

Donald Trump has received the least amount of money from Wall Street and, therefore, is the least beholden to Goldman Sachs, et al.

See also:

On January 12, 2016, the Federal Reserve Transparency Act — a bill that would have given Congress the authority to audit the Federal Reserve — fell 7 votes shy of clearing the 60-vote threshold needed to advance out of the chamber. The vote was 53-44.

The 44 senators who voted “No” are all Democrats.

Spearheaded by Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY), the bill, if passed, would have expanded oversight over the central bank and, for the first time, empowered the Government Accountability Office to audit the Federal Reserve.

This was how the 2016 presidential candidates who are senators voted (source: The Daily Signal):

  • Rand Paul (R-KY), Marco Rubio (R-FL), and Bernie Sanders (I-VT) voted “Yes”.
  • Ted Cruz (R-TX) initially said he would vote “Yes,” but ended up not voting.

See also:

~Eowyn

Having solved all other problems, the Seattle City Council wants to take on “livable schedules” for workers

Just what Seattle employers need: More government intrusion into their operations. You’d think the council would have more pressing issues to address.

government solve all problems

Seattle recently passed paid sick-time standards and a higher minimum wage (eventually it will go up to $15/hour). The Seattle Times reports that now the Seattle City Council might next consider legislation requiring more consistent and livable schedules for employees.

Two council members took part Thursday in a “Secure Scheduling Online Town Hall” held by Working Washington. From Working Washington’s web site:

Working Washington unites working people to fight for a fair economy where everyone can support themselves, afford the basics, and contribute to the economy. We work in coalition with unions, faith groups, and grassroots organizations to hold corporations & politicians accountable to community needs. We are building a powerful workers’ movement that can not only dramatically improve wages and working conditions, but can also change the local and national conversation about wealth, inequality, and the value of work.

The participating councilmembers were Lisa Herbold and Lorena González. They listened to workers speak about scheduling problems and said they would pursue legislation.

lisa herbold

Herbold chairs the council committee primed to take on the issue and said she believes the city has the legal authority to regulate worker scheduling. Herbold said she was a mother working in the restaurant industry during college. “I routinely had to make a choice between school and work,” she said, promising the panelists she would help write scheduling legislation “that meets your needs.”

Lorena González

Lorena González

González, who once worked in a fast-food restaurant, said, “This is about giving workers predictability. I worked three jobs to pay for college … I grew up as a migrant farmworker. I understand what it means to have a lack of predictability.

Employees from Starbucks and Domino’s Pizza participated in the online town hall meeting. They called scheduling by the companies “inconsistent,” “inconsiderate,” “unpredictable” and “disrespectful.” The people stated they have enjoyed working in the service industry but find the lifestyle unsustainable.

crybaby

A woman who works at a Starbucks said her weekly schedule can fluctuate wildly. “I’m supposed to be working 27 to 30 hours a week. That’s what I asked for. Two weeks ago, I worked 38. This week I’m working 22. Next week I’m working 15, and my only option is to go around to my co-workers to other stores in my district and beg to take a shift to cover that gap in my paycheck.”

Seems to me she has another option: Look for a job elsewhere. Shouldn’t be too hard to do since the economy is so great!

Read the whole story here.

I have a job and cook, clean, shop, blog, and live with a working military schedule (talk about unpredictable!) in my home. Somehow we manage to deal with that and make it sustainable. We are raising a nation of wussies!

Pajama Boy

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Want to give yourself a 32% pay raise? Get elected to the NY City Council!

In January I told you how the good mayor of New York City, Bill de Blasio, backed a plan to give hefty pay hikes to the city’s elected officials — including himself — but with the catch that council members go full-time and give up their lucrative “lulu” bonuses. The caveat for the mayor receiving a pay raise? De Blasio said he would not accept the raise unless elected to a second term in two years.

The plan then also called for the city council members to receive a 23 percent pay raise. But yesterday, they outdid themselves: their pay raise went up by 32 percent.

Bill de Blasio and Speaker Karen/Photo via Weasel Zippers

Bill de Blasio and Speaker Karen Mark-Viverito/Photo via Weasel Zippers

The NY Posts  reports that the members voted on this raise, which was above the recommendations of a salary commission, and there were seven dissenters. Their new salaries will be $148,500, which is $10,000 more than the mayoral-appointed commission had said was justified. Their current salary is $112,500.

The three Republican members, Steve Matteo and freshman Joe Borelli of Staten Island, and Eric Ulrich of Queens, issued a joint statement explaining why they voted no:

“There is a critically important reason the City Charter requires any changes to salaries for elected officials be evaluated and ultimately recommended by an independent body: because there is an inherent and obvious conflict of interest in having to vote oneself a pay raise,” the trio said.

“We felt the salary recommendations made by the Quadrennial Commission were the starting point of a public conversation about our jobs and our compensation. However, once it became clear that the proposed legislation by the Council would go beyond those recommendations, it precluded any potential support from our delegation.”

Forty members voted yes on the measure, including Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito. Her salary will climb to $164,500. She said the extra pay was justified because the commission didn’t take into account one of the Council’s reform measures to greatly restrict outside income.

“We believe that there’s a value that should be added to the loss of that potential outside income. It was a modest amount of $10,000, and that is what we did in terms of that consideration,” she told reporters prior to the vote. “That’s a serious reform that is way overdue and has been demanded of this council over years and possibly decades, and so we’re taking that into account.”

It’s good to be a public servant!

Read the whole story here.

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Hillary dances, while Iowa caucus vote ‘discrepancies’ are found

What is it with Hillary Clinton?

Does she have a constant crotch-itch that accounts for her penchant to twerk and dance in public?

First she did this:

grinding Hillary

The latest is this group gyration that looks like a commercial for Depend adult diapers:

Some funny comments on the video’s YouTube site:

Well we know who’s the wicked witch, may as well have the flying monkeys too.

dear God, o dear God, what has America done to possibly deserve this satanic punishment?

I was hoping they would fall off the stage.

Wish I had a flame thrower. Love seeing witches burn.

What a collection of boner shrinkers. Egad.

My god, I think I have eye cancer now.

Dancing on the grave of the republic…

Always fun to watch old Thunder Thighs try and dance. Its lucky thing that sparks didn’t fly and set the place on fire

My favorite:

What a bunch of idiots. Let’s see if they are dancing when they indict the criminal.

Meanwhile, after Iowa’s biggest newspaper, The Des Moines Register, which had endorsed Hillary, called for a recount of last Monday’s caucus votes, Iowa Democratic Party officials are reviewing results from the caucuses and finding “discrepancies”.

Jennifer Jacobs reports for The Des Moines Register, Feb. 6, 2016:

Party Chairwoman Andy McGuire the day after Monday’s caucuses said no review would be conducted, and that Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s narrow victory over Bernie Sanders was final.

But as errors are being discovered, the final tally is being changed, party officials confirmed to the Des Moines Register on Friday.

“Both the Sanders and Clinton campaigns have flagged a very small number of concerns for us, and we are looking at them all on a case-by-case basis,” Iowa Democratic Party spokesman Sam Lau told the Register.

The latest development follows widespread questions among Iowa Democrats and national media about the accuracy of the counts reported on caucus night, which saw the second-highest number of participants and closest result in Democrats’ caucus history.

The Register, too, has received numerous reports that the results announced at precincts Monday night don’t match what the Iowa Democratic Party has posted on its official results website.

~Eowyn

Barbie in full PC mode: There is now a lesbian Barbie

Because “Diversity is crucial“…or something like that.

New line of "diverse" Barbies

New line of “diverse” Barbies

Mattel, the manufacturer of Barbie, recently added new dolls in three body types: curvy, petite and tall. They announced the following:

“Girls everywhere now have infinitely more ways to play out their stories and spark their imaginations through Barbie. Along with more overall diversity, we proudly add three new body types to our line.

This is just the beginning. From offering products that feature more empowering and imaginative roles to partnering with best in class role models, we believe in girls and their limitless potential. #YouCanBeAnything”

lesbian barbie1

And the latest, more “empowering” Barbie? One of lesbian soccer player (retired) Abby Wambach. If (like me) you don’t follow women’s soccer, she is a two-time Olympic gold medalist and FIFA Women’s World Cup champion. She is married to Sarah Huffman. And she supports Hillary Clinton.

wambach and hillary clinton

People Magazine reports that the official Abby Wambach Barbie doll was unveiled at The Makers Conference in California on Wednesday, honoring the longtime member of and recent retiree from the United States women’s national soccer team.

“At Barbie we believe that if she can see it, she can be it,” Kim Culmone, Vice President of Barbie Global said during the conference while unveiling the doll. She added, “Makers and Barbie are really, really thrilled to honor an extraordinary ‘shero,’ who has elevated and redefined what’s possible for women through her own effort, her bravery and her accomplishments.”

lesbian barbie

“I’m not gonna lie, you guys may not believe this, I was a Barbie kid… I played with Barbies my whole life,” the 35-year-old told the audience. She continued, “Playing with Barbies that may or may not have looked like myself growing up, I think this is a really impactful statement… it just proves that we really are getting somewhere… if you’re out there and maybe your doll doesn’t look exactly like you feel, here’s another option.”

DCG