Isaiah's The World Today Just Nuts "MSNBC's Boldest Lie" from last night. Rachel Maddow's an idiot.
Brita e-mailed me to share this Fox News story about a poll on a match up between Barack and Hillary where Hillary would wipe the floor with him. Of course she would. All Barack had going for him were the whores like Amy Goodman, Robert Parry, Danny Schechter, The Nation magazine, etc. They lied and lied and whored and whored for Barry.
And people bought it because they thought those people were trustworthy and they really didn't know a thing about Barack.
Now they know those whores are whores and they know Barack isn't up to the job.
And now we're hearing rumors that Don't Ask, Don't Tell won't be repealed. Big surprise. Barack never gave a damn about gays and lesbians. Hillary did and had a record on the issue -- that whores like Laura Flanders ignored. Hillary Clinton is in Australia and she had this exchange yesterday:
QUESTION: In your opinion, Madam Secretary, how close are we to achieving true gender equality here in the Western world?
SECRETARY CLINTON: We’ve made a lot of progress and we are constantly in societies like Australia’s and America’s pushing forward. So on balance, again, I think we’ve made a lot of progress. But if you look at much of the rest of the world, that progress has not moved forward. I was recently in Papua New Guinea and met with a large group of women leaders there, and the violence against women in that society is debilitating. It interferes with girls going to school, it interferes with women being able to be productive members of their families and communities. And it was one of the most important issues that the women raised with me.
If you look at many other societies where women are not given the right to go to school, to get healthcare, to get access to credit, where they are diminished, marginalized, where crimes against them are considered marginal if at all, we have a lot of work to do. And why do I emphasize that? Because I think that there’s very clear evidence, it’s irrefutable at this point, from the World Bank and other respected international organizations, that societies that do not expand opportunities for women are societies that are more prone to authoritarianism, more prone to extremism, less likely to develop, more likely to be left out of the 21st century’s opportunities.
I also think there’s a lot of unfinished business about the LGBT community. We believe strongly that there needs to be more attention paid to the persecution and abuse of LGBT people around the world.
MODERATOR: Just explain what that means.
SECRETARY CLINTON: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender people. That’s what we call sort of our shorthand in the United States. And we’re very concerned about legislation, in some parts of Africa in particular, that actually calls for the death penalty for people who are LGBT. A lot of persecution, a lot of terrible abuse.
So the human rights agenda is a very active one and needs to remain so. Because I do think when any group of people or any individual, as we’ve seen with the recent Nobel Prize winner in China, are persecuted for either who they are or what they say or what they believe, as opposed to what they do, that diminishes freedom far beyond the individual cases.
So, we are making progress on these human rights agendas, but I think it's everyone's business to not only expect your government to try to put into place a framework for regulatory protections, but to stand up against sexist jokes or homophobia or prejudice against people with head scarves, whatever you see that is really chipping away at someone else's humanity, to say, "No, we don't do that. We don't do that in Australia. We don't do that in the United States."
So, it's not just a government-to-government thing with a lobbying pass, but it changes the attitudes of how we interact with each other on a daily basis.
Imagaine how lucky we would have been with her in the White House.
Here's C.I.'s "Iraq snapshot:"