Where’s Our Maggie Thatcher?

I don’t quite understand why a confident, powerful woman of ambition hasn’t taken on the political apparatus. It doesn’t make sense to me.

The Republicans are particularly ripe for this. The party is filled with weak-kneed, wimpish men. Just look at those in high office: John Boehner, Mitch McConnell, John McCain, Lindsey Graham.
Women need to step up! Stand up and be counted.
We need them. And the White House, the presidency, is ripe for the taking.
America has been willing to elect a woman as president for a long time. Unfortunately, there hasn’t been a good candidate yet.

Liar, Liar

I don’t know why anyone would blatantly lie about their family, especially a public figure who is under intense scrutiny. But Hillary Clinton did just that.

What helps explain this faux pas is that it’s Hillary. She has a hard time just telling things straight. Must be those years and years of exposure to Bill. Except he’s pretty good at it. He’s mastered the art of doublespeak and misdirection. Reporters often describe this as nuance.
She has more in common with Richard Nixon — dubbed with the moniker Tricky Dick by his enemies — than anyone else.

Eight Point Five Million To Little Ol’ Me

Some strange spam these days. Apparently referencing the United Nations gives instant credibility — in the eyes of some.

This is to inform you that the UN has given a credit instruction to deliver the consignment fund (US$8.5M) to your address and all charges will be DEDUCTED from the SUM before delivery
You are to reconfirm the information as below,
We sincerely regret any inconveniences  you  might experienced in the past in the course of receiving the fund and promised to effect the shipment as soon as possible.
Mr.Kevin O’Rourke
New Reform Executive


June 23rd, 1757 — The Death of John Tidd

John Tidd

Sometimes my ancestors weren’t so lucky.

On June 23rd, 1757, during the French & Indian War — what some have described as the first world war and known outside of North America as the Seven Years’ War — John Tidd, my great-great-great-great-great-great-great grandfather, was murdered and scalped by “a large body of Indians” near Fort Hamilton, Pennsylvania, in what is now the borough of Stroudsburg in Monroe County.¹


1. Fort Hamilton was a “palisaded house, with four half-bastions, 80 feet square, and garrisoned by 60 to 100 men and horses.” It was “built by the Pennsylvania colonial militia from plans by Benjamin Franklin.”


can’t handle a press conference, but she can manage being president?

That’s a question that a writer with National Review poses, and answers, devastatingly so.

He, like me, thinks her campaign is likely over before it even starts. I don’t think Hillary has a chance of winning the Democratic nomination.

“It’s hard to screw up a campaign launch. But Hillary Clinton might be about to do it.”

Hillary will be announcing today . . . on Twitter, supplemented by a video message and email. How exciting!

How many folks are gonna pay attention to that snooze fest?

She ain’t Bill, with the smarmy charm & likability. At least he is interesting, and often provides insight on an issue, which sneaks through his penchant for bloviating.

This all came about because she can’t handle dealing with people, the commoners & those pesky reporters with those pesky questions. Even the sycophants who play softball for her are tiresome.

. . . Hillary Clinton the Person, the actual flesh-and-blood human being, is wildly unappealing. She is at best awkward and boring; she is at worst cold and petulant . . .

It’s routine. So managed. She did the same in 2008 using a 90-second video clip.

I’m not just starting a campaign. I’m starting a conversation — with you, with America.

Aww, she wants to talk with little ol’ me.

Because nothing says “dialogue” like a pre-recorded video with only one person in the room.

She seems fake, he writes.

That’s because she is.


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