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Hillary Clinton story

When "Living History" was released, I was living in Little Rock. Hillary came to the city on her signing tour, and I showed up at the Sam's Club and got in line. I was about 2-3 hrs back in the line, and had time to chat with several of the other people in line, a few of which claimed to know Hillary from her time in the state when Bill was governor. At the time, I was thinking "yeah, right". My plan was to get 2 books signed, for my daughters who were 5 and 1 at the time. When I got toward the front of the line, I was amazed at how many normal people in line Ms. Clinton greeted by name, and she even reminisced with a few of them. These were people that had stood in line for hours to see her, that she remembered from years earlier. It was truly amazing to watch. She greeted and thanked me, and then signed my 2 copies.

Those 2 copies are sitting on our bookshelf at home. My daughters are 18 and 13 respectively, and my dream is to have President Clinton sign those books for them these many years later, as they both love and support her as I do.

Anyway, just a little personal story of my brief interaction with Hillary Clinton.

The terms "race card" and "gender card"....

are typically used by racists and misogynists.

Men Can Live 20 Years Longer... But There's A High Cost

Men, what would you be willing to give up to live a couple decades longer? Think carefully before you answer.


The D-List Right-Wingers Who've Turned Gamergate Into Their Loser Army

Gamergate is substantively about nothing; ask a hundred of its angry, anonymous backers what it's fighting for, and you'll get a hundred different, zany answers. But a few internet opportunists are using the chaos to make themselves celebrities.


Dominant Male Atheist Leaders Seem to Have a Problem with Women

Many of the most prominent leaders of New Atheism are quick to express sexist ideas.


How bad could it be to arm and train people in the Middle East to help fight our current enemies?

That hasn't turned out bad before, that I know of.

Pentagon to deploy 12 A-10s to Middle East


The six-month deployment from the 122nd Fighter Wing is not specifically part of President Obama’s fight against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, but the airmen and jets could provide air support to troops battling ISIS on the ground.

Why you should never tell women to smile


Things I Learned from #WomenAgainstFeminism


Back when I was a cute li'l co-ed — cardigan buttoned up to the neck and ponytail a-flippin' — I signed up for an introductory woman's studies course at my university. It was a good class, but I couldn't help but notice how the more I learned from it, the more radical and frightening things started to get.

Of course, it started small. It always does — a quick braless errand to the convenience store across the street to my house, the occasional quoting of bell hooks — but it grew, OH, HOW IT GREW! Soon, learning about feminism and women's lib had poisoned my mind to the point was calling myself a feminist, questioning the patriarchy and actually valuing the work of women of women who came before me and fought hard so that I could experience some semblance of equality. I suddenly had the audacity to question the current social and political system and ask how — if at all — it served women.

Obama on Alito during his confirmation.

"But when you look at his record - when it comes to his understanding of the Constitution, I have found that in almost every case, he consistently sides on behalf of the powerful against the powerless; on behalf of a strong government or corporation against upholding American's individual rights.

If there is a case involving an employer and an employee and the Supreme Court has not given clear direction, he'll rule in favor of the employer. If there's a claim between prosecutors and defendants, if the Supreme Court has not provided a clear rule of decision, then he'll rule in favor of the state. He's rejected countless claims of employer discrimination, even refusing to give some plaintiffs a hearing for their case. He's refused to hold corporations accountable numerous times for dumping toxic chemicals into water supplies, even against the decisions of the EPA. He's overturned a jury verdict that found a company liable for being a monopoly when it had over 90% of the market share at the time.

It's not just his decisions in these individual cases that give me pause - it's that decisions like these are the rule for Samuel Alito, not the exception."

Sound like he was right about this asshole.
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