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Thursday, February 15, 2007

Vote For Hitlary

Remember that I posted about the first Hillary Clinton '08 bumpersticker I had seen, back in September?

(The actual photo I took in June, so it predated that time)

Since then, the junior Senator and ex-First Lady of the United States has, of course, and at long last, announced her intentions to run for the Presidency, via vlog, just like the 21st century candidate that she intends to be, would.

So, now that the cat's out of the bag, there should be any amount of people plastering their intentions to vote for her, come hell or high Watergate, right?

The thing of it is, I haven't seen too many yet, since that photo.

But I have seen a few anti-Hillary stickers. And this in a city which isn't really political.

Oh, Miami dances around being political...and every once in a while, it even collides full on with being political...but it's just not that kind of grassroots, activist city like say, Portland, Oregon, or Madison, Wisconsin, or Austin, Texas, whose very nature as a metropolis seems to be defined by its political aroma.

We are a beach town, and life's too good to be messin' with politics.

This is why these stickers came as a shock to me, when I saw them from residential, middle-class Kendall, to rural, mostly blue-collar, Southern white or Mexican Homestead, to one near Aventura Mall, which is practically a wealthy Jewish-American redoubt.

What's going on here? That's a lot of vitriol out there, from ALL swaths of society, and it's early days yet.

Let me tell you straight off -- I can't stand Mrs. Clinton.

To say that I wouldn't vote for her for dogcatcher, let alone for President, is to make an understatement of suitably British proportions.

But you couldn't pay me to put a bumpersticker on any of my family's cars, to evince my disdain for this lady, like for example, with this bumper sticker.





Heck, I don't even know what that means.

First off, I like Mickey Mouse and I WEAR a Mickey Mouse watch, so don't go dissin' on Mickey. Humph.

(Senator Edwards, on the other hand, clearly wears a Daffy watch. He's so suggestible and weak-willed, that he sets the time after every clock he passes)

And this??





Please.

This is the same kind of bollocks the far-Left famously pledged, and promptly reneged upon, the moment Mr. Bush was elected.

Hey, by the way, anyone know when Alec Baldwin will be back from France? The coast should be clear soon for him to come back, I reckon.

So, if you don't want to look like an utter moron, don't court the superstition-weuxf gods, and slap this unto your Ford F-150s, please.

As for this...





Look, I dislike her intensely. I dread having her as my president. I hope she lives out her life learning how to finally bake cookies for her grandkids, like a latter-day June Cleaver, rather than building the Hillary Rodham Presidential Library.

But using "bitch" for any woman, and MEANING it, is just misogynistic. Full Stop.

Say whatever you want, call her a liar, a scumbag and a carpetbagger, remind people how she hideous she looked in 1975, when she was a smelly, dirty, feminist hippie. Fling her record of deceit and corruption to her face, go on. Be my guest.

But don't sink to the level of misogyny in your arguments against her.

Conservatives are always complaining about the very real hypocrises of Liberals*, and such that when its pointed out to them, they claim that they do so as moral equivalency or that Conservatives are fair game, uh just because -- which is beyond slimey as justification.

(*Anyone who has seen how Condoleeza Rice is portrayed as a mammy or worse, a monkey, by leftist/extremist caricaturists knows exactly what I am talking about)

So don't go and do the same thing, when its your turn at bat.

If you feel yourself better than that kind of mindset, behave at least like you mean it.

You know, she just might become your President, after all. And then what?

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22 Comments:

  • But using "bitch" for any woman, and MEANING it, is just misogynistic. Full Stop.

    Even if it's used by another woman?

    I don't see it as such. And Hitlary is an improvement?

    Methinks thou doth protest too much. If you want the high road, then you should drop the Hiltary.

    And I don't fear a Hilary candidacy. She's far too brittle, and not nearly as smooth as Bill, to feel our pain. At some point she'll self-destruct and that will be that.

    By Blogger I R A Darth, at Thu Feb 15, 10:50:00 am GMT-5  

  • Even if it's used by another woman?

    Let me put it to you this way, IRA Darth Aggie.

    Do you think "the n-word" is racist, even when a black person uses it?

    I do.

    I don't see it as such. And Hitlary is an improvement?

    Heh. No, it's not that. I was trying to make the point, how ever sophomorically, that ya'll can diss her politics, but not her womanhood.

    Methinks thou doth protest too much. If you want the high road, then you should drop the Hiltary.

    You know me by know, IRA Darth.

    I'm not a 'causey' person. I take potshots at people, I'm not lewd but I tread a fine line by being a wiseass, and I'm happily apolitical on Sundries.

    So, I'm not coming out to say this, because I feel myself better than people.

    But I AM addressing this growing tendency of using the word "bitch" to refer to a women -- which I think has gained in momentum publicly after rappers made misogynistic lyrics more mainstream.

    And I can't stand that.

    Lastly, I'm trying to point out to Conservatives that if you use that word, even if you take away the underlying hostility towards her womanhood from the equation (an impossibility for me), that you can't then turn around, and object to bumperstickers which are disgusting towards Bush.

    And Bush is just the tip of the iceberg, as we know.

    And I don't fear a Hilary candidacy. She's far too brittle, and not nearly as smooth as Bill, to feel our pain. At some point she'll self-destruct and that will be that.

    I hope so.

    But I wouldn't underestimate her, either.

    Cheers,
    Victoria

    By Blogger vbspurs, at Thu Feb 15, 01:03:00 pm GMT-5  

  • "Hitlary" is fair. It's like calling Alan Cranston "The Cadaver". It's not nice but it derisively captures the worst element of the candidate in a sharp, short phrase which his or her enemies can grab onto.

    This is politics.

    In re: whether Hillary! will once again embrace the politics of self-destruction, we'll have to wait and see. In her typically predatory fashion, she's learned quite a bit about what to do and not do to lure her prey.

    By Blogger Ploorian, at Thu Feb 15, 03:28:00 pm GMT-5  

  • "Hitlary" is fair. It's like calling Alan Cranston "The Cadaver". It's not nice but it derisively captures the worst element of the candidate in a sharp, short phrase which his or her enemies can grab onto.

    This is politics.


    That's why I don't do/enter politics. ;)

    In re: whether Hillary! will once again embrace the politics of self-destruction, we'll have to wait and see. In her typically predatory fashion, she's learned quite a bit about what to do and not do to lure her prey.

    The anti-warmongers will be the death of her yet.

    Mind you, she and Obama have both handled them pretty well, that I've seen in their rallies.

    But then, they're more amenable to being shut up by either candidate, than say, if a Bush admin person had said, "Okay, enough, we get your point. They're here to hear me speak".

    Cheers,
    Victoria

    By Blogger vbspurs, at Thu Feb 15, 04:59:00 pm GMT-5  

  • Mind you, she and Obama have both handled them pretty well, that I've seen in their rallies.

    There's a cellphone vid out there of Hillary! telling the Code Pinkers to bugger off and that it's important that we fight the GWOT. This position, of course, is problematic for her right now as she tries to cast Iraq in the worst light possible.

    But then, they're more amenable to being shut up by either candidate, than say, if a Bush admin person had said, "Okay, enough, we get your point. They're here to hear me speak".

    Haha, yeah. That's something the Bush administration has had a hard time understanding. No matter how they try to appease the anti-war zealots (or, for that matter, appease illegal aliens for the sake of votes), it doesn't make any difference because they're going to hate Bush/the military no matter what.

    About the only person who can reign the anti-war Left in right now is Hillary! and if you consider her historical animosity toward the military, you have to wonder how much she really wants to do that.

    By Blogger Ploorian, at Thu Feb 15, 05:30:00 pm GMT-5  

  • Heck, I don't even know what that means.

    First off, I like Mickey Mouse and I WEAR a Mickey Mouse watch, so don't go dissin' on Mickey. Humph.


    According to the wikipedia entry on Spiro T. Agnew, "A joke about Agnew ("What kind of watch does Mickey Mouse wear? A Spiro Agnew watch.") inspired companies to manufacture Spiro Agnew wristwatches. The watches were sold during the Nixon presidency."

    I think it's meant to connote ineptitude, as in "this is a real Mickey Mouse operation." And Agnew? More inept than that.

    By Blogger Ruth Anne Adams, at Thu Feb 15, 07:03:00 pm GMT-5  

  • There's a cellphone vid out there of Hillary! telling the Code Pinkers to bugger off and that it's important that we fight the GWOT.

    So I Youtubed, trying to find it, right?

    Is this, by chance, what you mean?

    Hillary! addressing Code Pink meeting

    I am only in minute 2, but I had to rush here to post my first impressions. Ready, here it is.

    GULP

    I'm sorry, I shouldn't rush to judgement and maybe these women are fantastic, but OH MY GOD...

    Just watching them singing their lullaby peacenik song gives me such a sinking feeling in the pit of my stomach, that I feel that this would be the worst possible punishment anyone could give me, in Hell.

    It's hard to describe, but I feel nervous and cringing just watching it.

    I paused it, but I'll continue watching because I want to see what Senator Clinton says to them.

    This position, of course, is problematic for her right now as she tries to cast Iraq in the worst light possible.

    It's been pointed out that she sided with the administration for a myriad of reasons, but because it's no use being anti-war, or anti-Patriot Act, since she has a legitimate shot at the Presidency.

    Obviously, she wouldn't want to handcuff herself, in case she becomes President, and needs to do precisely what Bush did.

    Haha, yeah. That's something the Bush administration has had a hard time understanding. No matter how they try to appease the anti-war zealots (or, for that matter, appease illegal aliens for the sake of votes), it doesn't make any difference because they're going to hate Bush/the military no matter what.

    Precisely.

    I dislike Tucker Carlson, and think he's a weanie, but he made this precise point about the President's appointment of Harriet Miers, back in the day (when there wasn't even a talk of lame duckism, or suggestions of caving in to the Democrats).

    "Why is he doing this, when NOTHING that he will ever do, will EVER please his enemies? He should follow up on his stated promises that he will appoint strict constructionists, not an administration cypher, to the SCOTUS."

    Indeed...

    About the only person who can reign the anti-war Left in right now is Hillary! and if you consider her historical animosity toward the military, you have to wonder how much she really wants to do that.

    It's a different ballgame now.

    If the US is attacked under her watch, and she doesn't respond...like WTC 1 or the USS Cole, I don't know what the reaction from the American public will be. But it won't be as sedate.

    Cheers,
    Victoria

    By Blogger vbspurs, at Thu Feb 15, 07:48:00 pm GMT-5  

  • According to the wikipedia entry on Spiro T. Agnew, "A joke about Agnew ("What kind of watch does Mickey Mouse wear? A Spiro Agnew watch.") inspired companies to manufacture Spiro Agnew wristwatches. The watches were sold during the Nixon presidency."

    Thanks, Ruth Anne!

    Now, see, this is a bit of Americana trivia only a person who lived through the time, or someone who was here during it, would get instantly without explanation.

    Which usually is not a good thing, in terms of quick-sight recognition in bumperstickers.

    I think it's meant to connote ineptitude, as in "this is a real Mickey Mouse operation." And Agnew? More inept than that.

    Right, I got that somehow they were making a "third rate, cheap" allusion about Agnew, but had an idea it related to a specific incident -- as it did.

    Did you click on the photo of the watch?

    It's made by the Dirty Time company.

    Well, I hope they gave it out for free, because the ultimate irony is that the anti-capitalist crowd have traditionally been the first to want to make money out of their capitalist-pig targets.

    Cheers,
    Victoria

    By Blogger vbspurs, at Thu Feb 15, 08:43:00 pm GMT-5  

  • Well, I hope they gave it out for free, because the ultimate irony is that the anti-capitalist crowd have traditionally been the first to want to make money out of their capitalist-pig targets.

    Exhibit A in support of the prosecution.

    By Blogger Ploorian, at Thu Feb 15, 09:04:00 pm GMT-5  

  • What's misogynistic about it?

    There are plenty of sex-specific digs being thrown around. You seem actually to favor one. I fail to see a distinction.

    By Blogger JSU, at Thu Feb 15, 11:10:00 pm GMT-5  

  • Several are available online right now.

    By Blogger Ruth Anne Adams, at Thu Feb 15, 11:23:00 pm GMT-5  

  • Exhibit A in support of the prosecution.

    On Babalublog, someone said that they wanted this t-shirt to go into mass production, since the more it'll be associated with one era, and therefore as a passing fad, the more out of style it'll become, like leisure suits, and mullets.

    Well, it's 2007, and those things have been around a long time.

    I'd say, be careful what you wish for.

    Cheers,
    Victoria

    By Blogger vbspurs, at Thu Feb 15, 11:54:00 pm GMT-5  

  • What's misogynistic about it?

    You're kidding, right?

    There are plenty of sex-specific digs being thrown around. You seem actually to favor one. I fail to see a distinction.

    Then it's one of those things you and I will disagree about.

    I wouldn't call anyone woman in anger a bitch.

    Use it in humour? Beatch! Sure.

    Use it to describe an emotion? "Life's a bitch". Okay.

    Use it to make a point about something? Bitchin'. No problems.

    But if a man ever calls me TO MY FACE a bitch, in anger, I'll deck him.

    And I'll sleep like a baby in the gaol cell.

    Cheers,
    Victoria

    By Blogger vbspurs, at Thu Feb 15, 11:57:00 pm GMT-5  

  • Several are available online right now.

    Check out the one selling for $500. Please.

    No picture (it's "out for repairs"), no band, no nothing.

    And the other ones going for $50. Some people are looking for marks.

    Cheers,
    Victoria

    By Blogger vbspurs, at Thu Feb 15, 11:59:00 pm GMT-5  

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    By Blogger JSU, at Fri Feb 16, 01:33:00 pm GMT-5  

  • "But if a man ever calls me TO MY FACE a bitch, in anger, I'll deck him.

    And I'll sleep like a baby in the gaol cell."


    As well you should! (Unless you're with someone, in which case it's his job.) But we do disagree on the signification.

    By Blogger JSU, at Fri Feb 16, 01:35:00 pm GMT-5  

  • I'd say, be careful what you wish for.

    Yeah, co-opting is a better strategy.

    By Blogger Ploorian, at Fri Feb 16, 01:42:00 pm GMT-5  

  • JSU -- Understood. :)

    Ploorian -- Oh no! Please no. Reagan on Soviet red...creepy!

    Cheers,
    Victoria

    By Blogger vbspurs, at Sat Feb 17, 02:26:00 am GMT-5  

  • [Looking at Althouse I see I totally missed your response talking about the video.]

    Is this, by chance, what you mean?

    Yes. (As though you didn't realize that by now.)

    I'm sorry, I shouldn't rush to judgement and maybe these women are fantastic, but OH MY GOD...

    Just watching them singing their lullaby peacenik song gives me such a sinking feeling in the pit of my stomach, that I feel that this would be the worst possible punishment anyone could give me, in Hell.

    It's hard to describe, but I feel nervous and cringing just watching it.


    It's that feeling you get when you see someone doing something that you know should really embarass them, but because of their inability to see the situation objectively you end up having to be embarassed for them.

    Obviously, she wouldn't want to handcuff herself, in case she becomes President, and needs to do precisely what Bush did.

    I have a really hard time believing that any Clinton would do precisely what Bush did.

    I dislike Tucker Carlson, and think he's a weanie, but he made this precise point about the President's appointment of Harriet Miers, back in the day (when there wasn't even a talk of lame duckism, or suggestions of caving in to the Democrats).

    Tucker Carlson is the weeniest of them all.

    Trying to appease the Hispanic Democratic pro-illegal alien crowd is Bush's most pronounced demostration of tone deafness. Give all those illegals citizenship and a giant box of money and they still won't vote Republican.

    It's a different ballgame now.

    If the US is attacked under her watch, and she doesn't respond...like WTC 1 or the USS Cole, I don't know what the reaction from the American public will be. But it won't be as sedate.


    I would expect something from the Clinton playbook--blow up an aspirin factory or something similar. There would be a response but the response would be of little or no substance.

    In spite of all of the pre-election pro-military posturing I, much like the aforementioned Democrats re: Bush, will never believe that Clinton would ever do anything effective internationally with the military. At her heart, she still holds them with the same contempt she always has.

    By Blogger Ploorian, at Sat Feb 17, 06:15:00 pm GMT-5  

  • Ploorian -- Oh no! Please no. Reagan on Soviet red...creepy!

    I like to think that Reagan himself would get a chuckle out of it.

    By Blogger Ploorian, at Sat Feb 17, 06:16:00 pm GMT-5  

  • You & your blog gargles Hilary's period douche, asshole.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at Mon Oct 01, 10:46:00 pm GMT-4  

  • Oh dear. If this were truly who Hillary Clinton is, I wouldn't want to vote for her either. Clinton '08

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at Mon Oct 08, 03:32:00 pm GMT-4  

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