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Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Clintonian gratitude

Remember Flying Toasters? They were the most popular screen savers in the 1990s and they made hundreds of millions of bucks for multi-millionaires Joan Blades and Wes Boyd. When President Clinton faced the very real prospect of removal from office for committing perjury in a sexual harassment case, Joan Blades and Wes Boyd used their vast wealth to form the propagandist front "Move On" to popularize the false notion that he merely "lied" about sex.

If Bill Clinton lost his job ignobly, Hillary Clinton's career was cooked. So Move On saved her bacon.

Here is how she repaid the group.

From the Hill:
Hillary Clinton skipped the candidate forum, opting against answering questions from members of one of the nation's largest progressive groups.
Clinton, the Democratic front-runner, was not among the candidates taking questions in a video of the event released with little fanfare on Tuesday, as first reported by MSNBC.
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and former Gov. Martin O'Malley (D-Md.), the other two remaining Democratic presidential candidates, took part in the forum.
Anna Galland, the executive director of the group's non-profit wing, warned that the decision could hurt Clinton's ability to motivate progressives.
"It’s a shame that Secretary Clinton declined to participate in the MoveOn member forum; she missed an opportunity to speak directly to and energize the progressive base she’ll need in her corner not just to win the nomination but also the general election, if she is the party's nominee," she said in a statement.  
"Our forum gave grassroots progressives the chance to pose substantive questions directly to presidential candidates — exactly what democracy is about — and we’re grateful to Sen. Sanders and Gov. O’Malley for participating." 
The one saving grace of President Obama is that his election prevented a second President Clinton.


  1. hillary doesn't want to face "substantive questions." That explains her absence.


  3. Clintonian gratitude. Isn't that an oxymoron?

  4. And they stole the flying toaster from the cover art of "Thirty Second Over Winterland."

    Sure, they won the lawsuit, cleaning they had no prior knowledge of the album (r-i-i-i-i-i-i-ght -- from Berkeley and didn't know a Jefferson Airplane album cover) and the JA didn't "trademark" their album cover art -- though art is protected by copyright.