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“Hill”ary Clinton “Female” Male Chauvinist Theme Song: Crazy In Love ,

In barack obama, democrats, Hillary Clinton, politicians, politics, presidential race on September 17, 2008 at 10:16 pm

I had to think clearly on how I would craft my words to indicate that after learning that Hillary Clinton refused to appear at a rally with Sarah Palin, that I thought that Hillary Clinton was being chauvinistic towards Sarah Palin.  Hillary’s behavior  indicates that she wants no part of the  baking, dinner cooking, baby having, dish washing segment of women.  While I suppose Hillary Clinton defines a chauvinist as a man that expects a woman to cook and clean and have babies and wear skirts.  Others may define a chauvinist as a person who fails to appreciate cooking, child bearing, dresses, and the beauty of being a woman, and the fact that women have just as much power in heels, perfume, and a dress as men have in any power play they may think of.  Hillary would fall in the second category of folks.  Hillary Clinton through her treatment of Palin has indicated that she has no respect and appreciation for a woman being a woman, and her definition of equality is a woman in pants.  It is ironic that many of the women never actually picked up on Hillary Clinton’s scorn of regular women until Sarah Palin came along.  We with the exception of the majority of  black women [who suffer more from chauvinism and just bad treatment from their men more then any other group] were willing to support Hillary no matter what our backgrounds.  However Hillary showed her scorn of that support when she refused to attend the same event as a regular woman chosen to be the VP for the Republican party.  As women we were disgusted and angered by the jokes regarding Hillary Clinton’s pants and her male like attitude.  We thought that these jokes were aimed at Hillary just because she wanted to touch the the moon and the sky.  However with Hillary’s treatment of Palin we were shocked to realize that Hillary really thought like a man so much so to be a chauvinist towards women who baked cookies.

Arrange Palin’s last name in a different way and you get Plain, “plain old woman” with the hopes of a woman, the feelings of a woman, and the willingness to risk like the American Spirit.  The thing that most women really admire about Sarah Palin is that she was able to transcend the elitist garbage put out my women like Hillary that just because you actually love and want to be with your husband, that you don’t mind cooking dinner, that you are willing to put on a short skirt and makeup, that you actually have lots of sex as indicated by your five children, you can still be somebody in life, and have aspirations.  Unlike the democrats, the Republicans did not say oops being a normal woman is a mess up, lets put our hope in the youth, you’ve messed your life up.  The Republicans said bring it on, if you’re up to the job let’s do it.

Many people have indicated that Hillary Clinton is working so hard for Barack Obama becuase she hopes to win if he loses the next round.  Unfortunately, Clinton in her refusal to appear at a rally that Palin attended indicates that “no” she does not really want to be president because she does not want to represent all of us.  Hillary is essentially saying louder than any words that she does not embrace the diversity of women out there no matter who or what they represent.  I think the electorate is smart enough to realize that just because Hillary Clinton attends a rally with Sarah Palin this does not indicate an endorsement.  Hillary Clinton had the opportunity to say that American stood strong on an issue no matter what their political party and instead chose to renege on an agreement because she did not want to be seen with Sarah Palin.

There are many issues and events that I believe Hillary Clinton should have pulled back on that would have showed her solidarity with women and would have stood as an example to all women that we are not door mats and should be respected but instead she’s made herself a door mat and has created a Theme Song for herself that’s Beyounces “Got Me Feeling Crazy Right Now” . The refrain is:

“Got me lookin so crazy right now
Your love’s got me lookin so crazy right now
(your love)
Got me lookin so crazy right now your touch’s
Got me lookin so crazy right now
(your touch)

While normal women accept that all women have problems and subscribe that no woman should be judged or looked down upon. and continued to support Hillary, myself included.  She returned the favour by snubbing a women that more women relate to than they do to Hillary Clinton.  The majority of us want children, the majority of us want a husband that at least appears loyal, and most of us if we do have a loyal husband want more than one child.  We subscribe to Fairy Tales, and Rags to Riches and while Hillary has achieved a lot more than most and has even been the ultimate Princess, the First Lady.  I think the majority of us are more like Princes DI we are not going to stand for the *&%T, and our not going to stick around for fame and glory at the expense of our feelings, and our self respect.  Unfortunately, Hillary Clinton has not subscribed to that philosophy and has made herself a perpetual door mat.

We all know what she went through with Bill in the Arkansas Governors mansion, what is it they say he would pretend to go for a jog, and have the Arkansas State Troopers meet him and escort him to a sexual encounter, and let’s not mention Monica and others.  All of this is still OK, this is her personal life and it is nobody’s business what happens in her personal life, but in the least she should have announced a public separation from Bill for just a little while but instead she stuck around and who knows maybe it was worth it and maybe it wasn’t but the message she sent out by sticking with such a man is not a message I want my children to receive.   While this is enough to give Hillary the ultimate door mat status.  I think anything Bill did to Hillary can not come close to how she has been treated by the democratic party.  Michigan actually gave Obama the undecided votes which comprised of votes for Edwards, Richardson, and anyone else, as well as the write in vote, as well as gave him extra votes based on Exit Polls. “EXIT POLLS”  THEY TOOK HER DELEGATES AWAY BASED ON AN EXIT POLL.  In addition Hillary was promised a roll call vote at the convention and it was never given, “NEVER GIVEN”.  There are probably a lot more transgressions I can think of perpetrated against Hillary Clinton by the Democratic Party.  Yet Dear Old Hillary is now campaigning for Barack Obama and refusing to appear with the Republican female VP.  THIS IS A DOORMAT AND NOT THE WAY TO GET MY VOTE NEXT TIME>  I WOULD HAVE BEEN SO MUCH MORE APPRECIATIVE OF HILLARY, IF SHE WOULD HAVE JUST DROPPED FROM THE SCENE.  I think the lesson that Hillary must learn is no matter what social class, no matter what educational level or income that a woman owes herself self respect first and self respect does not have a look, it  has a feeling deep inside of a woman that everyone recognizes.

While Hillary Clinton refuses to be seen publicly with a woman that exemplifies the old perfume  commercial “Enjoli”  everyone over thirty may remember the “Enjoli Lyrics:

“I can bring home the bacon, fry it up in a pan. And never let you forget you’re a man. Because I’m a woman, Enjoli”

Hillary keeps campaigning for a man and a party that used back alley tactics to take away her chances of being president and refused to make her VP because he and they were not strong enough to do it.  Whether Obama wins or loses, I will now think of Hillary Clinton in the light of the lyrics in “Crazy in Love”.

Got me looking so crazy, my baby
I’m not myself lately
I’m foolish, I don’t do this
I’ve been playing myself
Baby I don’t care
Cause your love got the best of me
And baby you’re making a fool of me
You got me sprung and I don’t care who sees
Cause baby you got me so crazy

FLDS Ranch Members Accessories to the Crime of Rape, Molestation, and Child Trafficking

In Crime, politicians, politics on May 31, 2008 at 8:14 am

It seems pretty clear to me that the residents of the Zion Ranch are as guilty as HELL as it relates to these young women.  First of all if they were even on the Ranch when Warren Jeffs was separately and at different times marrying two twelves year olds, and two fourteen year olds they are guilty of a crime.  According to Kovach and Johnson of the New York Times,

“Investigators said family marriage records seized in the April raid of the group’s compound, the Yearning for Zion ranchin Eldorado, Tex., suggested that the sect’s leader, Warren S. Jeffs, had “spiritually” wed at least four under-age girls, two of them 14 at the time, the other two 12. “

This seems pretty clear to me that if a whole commune sits back and allows one man to “connect” with four underage children then this is crime.  The argument offered that parents and the courts can give permission for these marriages is bogus.  He’s already married.  Polygamy is illegal. So any other way he connects to these children is rape or statutory rape.  Since the admitted living situation is communal living where on the ranch no child belongs to the parent the belong to the ranch, then when spiritual unions occur on the Ranch then they are all accessories to the crimes of molestation, and rape. 

It has been reported that the men of the ranch go away and send money to the ranch for their child brides.  If this is happening across states lines this is trafficking in children.  This is clearly illegal under Federal statutes and I am seriously questioning in my mind whether FLDS receives money from men who want child brides, furthermore the very act of recruiting members who join  and pay for a child bride is human trafficking to me.  I don’t know what the supreme court of Texas calls it but it looks illegal if it’s not. 

Finally, in the  FLDS case I am heavily questioning the role of corruption in this case.  I am also aware that the FLDS has threatened political officials with some sort of massive voter takeover with their 300 votes and to overthrow and run the local government out of town which it has been reported they’ve done in other places.  Miguel Bustillo and Nicholas Riccardi of the Los Angelos Times write:

“The town also was abuzz over an anticipated mass voter registration by the FLDS. Hours after the court first ruled against the state, two members of the sect walked into the county clerk’s office and requested 300 voter registration forms, a potentially tide-turning number in a county with 1,800 voters.”

Everyone has the right to vote but when voting is used to intimidate a town because a commune is performing illegal acts.  This is reprehensible.  This is why the town, state, and Federal government must do their jobs in prosecuting these individuals for their acts against women and children. 

There is still a big question mark on what the role of corrupt politicians, corrupt judges is. I seriously suspect that certain men in Texas are receiving money or child bride favors for protecting this prostitution/mistress ring.  Furthermore, some media outlets are providing a platform for the FLDS which almost appears to be a commercial for this type of lifestyle.  I even observed on commentator trying to put words in the mouth of a FLDS women he was interviewing when she was about to get caught in a lie.  The lie was no members of the FLDS were not welfare recipients but he helped her clean up this lie.  It was totally awful.  I wonder if higher up in this media organization plan to take a trip to the Zion ranch soon or other FLDS locations and get a spiritual bride that their wife probably does not know about. 

 

Polygamy, An Ode to Gemini, Bad House Keeping, and a Challenge to Feminists and Feminism

In family, politics, state supreme court decisions, the zodiac on May 30, 2008 at 7:15 am

 I have tried to avoid blogging about the Texas Polygamy case, the case where 400 children were taken from the FLDS ranch.  I am far from the perfect parent, to emphasize this, let me inform you of what’s going on in my house these days.

 My daughter is refusing to get her hair combed.  Every time I touch it she screams and runs away.  Well yesterday I had to take care of an urgent matter with a friend and I had to take my daughter and her uncombed hair out the house.  I noticed upon her getting in the car that she had not put her shoes on, and I said a silent thanks to God that she would not try to get out of the car because she had no shoes.  Well I was the one who ended up with egg on my face yesterday, as we were waiting for my friend to take care of her issue, my daughter hops to the front of the car and begs me to go into the very nice building that we are in front of.    She has tied matching bath towels to the bottom of her feet and says she’s made herself some shoes.  At this point I am afraid that she’s going to bolt for the door and run in the place in all of her nappy headed bath toweled feet glory. I say no honey and tell her your hair is not combed, and bath towels on your feet are not shoes.  At this point I think it is a good time to mention that the lady at the local hair supply place has given my daughter the name of Flavette after Flavor Flav because after leaving Ross department store with a fluffy pink bathrobe one day, my daughter put it on, refused to take it off and walked around pompously, earning her the name of Flavette.  I managed to keep her from running in the building but I knew when we were about to stop for gas that I would not be able to keep her out of the convenience store.  She ran in.  I tried to wait it out so I could pretend she did not belong to me, but she took too long and I became worried so I went into the gas station to check on her and saw her at the counter.  I was very tempted to go to the back of the store and pretend that I had not seen her but relented and stood in line to pay for the gas and hoped that she would ignore me.  She was having a discussion with the cashier and told him she did not have enough money.  The man hollered did any one havethirty-four cents that they could give this little girl.  I immediately piped up with she’s mine and refuses to get her hair combed, was told not to come in the store with bath towels on her feet and is not allowed to get anything.  It must not have soaked in, a lady said I have 34 cents. I repeated myself.  My daughter left the store with no candy, and when we finally did get home she asked me to comb her hair. In addition my daughter’s main goal in life is to be a movie star she was born on Clint Eastwood’s and Brooke Shield’s Birthday, which was sort of ironic because Clint is my former husbands favorite movie star and he was fanatical about Clint and football.  Football season was what clinched the fact that we no longer wanted to be together.  In any event, my daughter was born on Clint Eastwood’s birthday, May 31 and this makes her a Gemini.  So you can get a clue of what I’m dealing with, the following celebrities are Geminis:Naomi Campbell, Angelina Jolie, Sir Laurence Olivier,  Stevie Nicks,  Henry Kissenger,  Josephine Baker, Tupac Shakur, Pam Grier, Marilyn Monroe, John Rivers, Prince, Miles Davis, Austin Powers, Sandra Bernhard,  Lisa Left Eye Lopes,  Melanie “Scary Spice” Brown, Donald Trump, Johnny Dep, and Paula Abdhul, I think I ‘ve named enough names for you to understand why the attendant at the local gas station asks me every time she sees my daughter is she still bad, because my daughter in her younger days used to manage to lay out in the middle of the outdoor gas station screaming, hollering, and kicking if I did not buy her a treat. Yes in her younger days she was bad, picnics where I hoped to network were spent prying my screaming daughter away from the attractions, because well the picnic was over and the people were trying to pull down the kiddie attractions.  In any event she is bad, she is a BADDDDDDDDDDDASSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSlike the list of Geminis on the list above.  Finally she is also a literal genius in math and language arts. She scores at the top of the percentiles. 

I also hesitated to write about the FLDS because I am an awful housekeeper.  I can’t get anyone to do anything in my household.  Since our dishwasher decided to die I hand wash dishes, we have the circulon brand of pots, it’s the starter set but let me tell you circulon is much better than calphalon, I bought a calphalan muffin pan and baking sheet and after about four uses calphalan was no longer non-stick. I have had cirulon for about 6 months now and it’s still amazing.   In any event we have the circulon starter set which has two sauce pans a little one and a big one.  The other day I washed the larger sauce pan three times because every time I washed it my son would come and use it, it’s like he was waiting for me to wash the pan so he could mess it up.  Finally I just gave up trying to cook what I was going to cook a twenty five cent box of macaroni and cheese with tuna and peas dumped in it with plenty of butter and pepper.  I say all this to say I am a terrible house keeper. However my son is a good son, he is a sagittarius so he displays the male Sagittarius unique characteristic of ass kissing and being an ass-hole at the same time, in any event several famous male sagittarians are Brad Pitt, Donahue, John F. Kennedy Jr, Jay-Z, Bruce Leee, and Samuel Jackson. 

I hope it is understood why I would hesitate to discuss the FLDS case.  I have tried to ignore it but the final straw was seeing a photo on the Nancy Grace Show of their leader marrying and deeply kissing a girl that appeared to be no more than ten  at their apparent wedding.    I thought how disgusting I just knew that the Texas Supreme court was going to overturn a lower court decision to return the children back to the ranch; but they did not and are sending the children back to the ranch with the understanding that some limitations can be imposed and decisions can be made on a case by case basis.  The problem for me is that Jetts is a deity to them and when your deity is shown molesting a child, this must follow that FLDS members have no problem molesting children since this is the man they worship, he’s on the wall of their compound.  Children are therefore in an inherently dangerous situation by being there. This view is fully expored in this CNN Commentary  by Sonny Hoskins.

Furthermore the Supreme Court ruling that prepubescent children can be returned to their families is just not in line with current law which states that child sex offenders can not be around children period.  If they will molest an 11 year old with her period it’s also likely that they will molest a womanly looking seven year old.  It is my strong opinion that the children should  not be returned unless the women agree to move off of the ranch and not leave town and this is a condition I think the Supreme Court will uphold as a condition of their getting their children back. 

My big question in this issue is”Where are the Feminists who say they work for women’s rights?”; Where is Gloria Allred, the big time Feminist?  Are we only to see them when it involves an abortion issue, a woman hollering rape against a celebrity or a big name figure.  For me personally this is a feminist issue, one that they should be financing, sending attorneys to and watching very closely.  What happens with FLDS will affect all women and girls.  It will also determine the direction our country is taking in regards to women’s rights.  FDLS is fundamentally arguing that a woman does not have the right to her own body, her own Chasity and can be given to a man at any time.  FDLS is arguing that women and girls are at the mercy of men and have no option and choices.  Feminism will be a failure if feminists do not step in to make sure that young girls are protected and not left bare foot, pregnant, trapped and option-less in a world with so many possibilities.   This is a case where people who call themselves feminists should descend on the state of Texas and provide financing to take this case to the U.S Supreme Court if nescessary.  This case prevents far more of a threat to women then the right to an abortion.  The FLDS case threatens every woman in so many fundamental ways, such as the right to even have a child belong to you, the right to property , the right to vote etc. 

****According to the Chicago Tribune A state stutute can not be appealed to the U.S. Supreme court; I am sort of questioning this because some of the men putting the children in danger live beetween states, therefore making it a Federal issue; but I am not an expert.