Clinton the Feminist?

I think most of you, by now, know I dislike Hillary Clinton and her fake feminism. I am hoping her militants start deserting her after this wonderful nugget of political C-4 from MSNBC. I know it is music night but this article kind of ticked me off.

Sen. Hillary Clinton has declined to return $170,000 in campaign contributions from individuals at a company accused of widespread sexual harassment, and whose CEO is a disbarred lawyer with a criminal record, federal campaign records show.

The federal government has accused the Illinois management consulting firm, International Profit Associates, or IPA, of a brazen pattern of sexual harassment including “sexual assaults,” “degrading anti-female language” and “obscene suggestions.”

In a 2001 lawsuit full of lurid details, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission claims that 103 women employees at IPA were victimized for years. The civil case is ongoing, and IPA vigorously denies the allegations.

“This is by far, hands down, the worst case I’ve ever experienced,” said Diane Smason, one of the EEOC lawyers handling the lawsuit. “Every woman there experienced sex harassment, they were part of a hostile work environment of sex harassment. And this occurred from the top down.”

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288 thoughts on “Clinton the Feminist?

  1. Sabyen91,

    I didn’t know you were JP!

    I only found out last night when Joanne asked.

    How are you?
    I’m so glad to see/speak with you again.

  2. Hehe, yeah, I have morphed into Sabyen because of some confusion during the TP registration. I am an idiot. Thanks, the “you go girl” meme has been eating at me for awhile. Being female comes in a very distant second to being a dirty, triangulating politician. I don’t get why some women would vote for her simply because she has a…

  3. Well, I didn’t do any favors for Hillary at the primary tonight! : ) Gads, but the Repugnicans and crews were all over the lines at the polling venue tonight – I should have brought my ‘Off’ towelettes! πŸ˜‰
    I wish Hillary was the kind of woman I could vote FOR. Sadly, she just didn’t resonate w/me. And even sadder, my boys were no longer in the running (Kuc first, then Edwards)…I really wanted to vote for someone who remembers who the CITIZENS are and how they actually matter to this country. However, I don’t feel bad for voting for who I did. I sincerely hope that the country returns to being ONE HUGE ‘free speech zone’ on Jan. 20, 2009! I am sick of this fascist banana republic it has become.

  4. Well said elspeth. I was originally for Edwards (Kucinich is probably closer to me politically but he would never win nationwide) but I am happy with Obama. In 2004 it was harder. Kerry was ok but he didn’t really appeal to me.

  5. Speaking of sex, I have 2 kids. That’s what happens. Didn’t ya know. Then they crap their pants, ask for money, call from jail, and marry a moron. So I got fixed.

  6. ” …the Illinois management consulting firm, International Profit Associates, or IPA…”

    This was all the further I got reading the post before spewing dessert through my nose.

  7. Ok, this is perhaps a bit sexist, but for a woman to accept this…that is beyond the pale. What kind of signals does this send?

    It’s like waterboarding your employees. Oh wait, nevermind.

    Sorry, Hillary, give it back.

  8. Hillary must be desperate to gain the support of the crude, insecure and impotent male voters of the Sportsmen for Bush camp.
    What she may not realize is that they are basically the same demographic Pastor Hagee has just promised John McCain.
    If the election was on Sunday, John might stand a chance. As it’s on Tuesday, the slime bags have a chance to clean up before going to church. And if Hillary will take their money, their souls are safe.

  9. Then I’d have to wear my glasses, gummitch. As it is, I can distinguish between colorful blurs.

    It’s a good thing I type well. I can’t see a damn thing…

  10. Shayne, I drank it all last night. I’m sober as a…….somebody sober.

    trueblue turned into a little child, and ForTruth’s face got smaller. It’s too much!

  11. “Speaking of sex, I have 2 kids. That’s what happens. Didn’t ya know. Then they crap their pants, ask for money, call from jail, and marry a moron. So I got fixed.”

    In what order? Turtle’s firing live rounds…..

  12. What, what? You’re drinking and Zooey’s hungover it must be one of you two. And I’m running naked through the streets of Chicago!

  13. Yeah it’s up to 30 something degrees. After it snowed two more inches last night. Now gummitch will tell us how nice the weather is where he lives, sigh.

  14. Eh, Shayne, I usually like winter. This one has just gone on too long. I would hate to have virtually the same temp all year…and no snow.

  15. I, OTOH, remember animals without a blink. People…not so much so.

    I travel all the time. I have up to 10 people in a class usually two to three times a month, every month.

    When I was coming back from a client and in LaGuardia airport, a guy came up to me, hugged me and started talking to me. Ok, I thought. Who IS this? What class was he in? What city? What month? When did I meet him?? So, of course I talked general stuff for a while, politely (and energetically – typical Joanne) with absolutely no clue who this guy was.

    After a bit, I excused myself to hit the restroom and kept wracking my brain to remember who he was. I had started seeing a new doctor whom I had seen maybe five times at that point. And it was he. How the hell did HE remember ME?

    Needless to say, I love the guy because he took the time to remember me (wish I could have said the same thing at the time).

    Now, if he had had a dog! πŸ™‚

    (Sorry, not a terribly funny story but…. )

  16. That’s funny Joanne because I took my daughter somewhere and there was a guy there that I was thinking must be my gynecologist because he looked familiar, so I smiled just in case he was. And I got a big smile back, maybe too big. Later I realized he was the weather man for the local ABC station. I’m sure he though I was a big fan, goof.

  17. Zooey…SHUDDER! Although, with my love life the way it is, maybe I should readjust my thinking.

    On a lighter (and totally different) note, enjoy this everyone. It’s Achmed the Dead Terrorist.

  18. I’m completely confused. Zooey’s gynowhatsis is a dog? A bitch? WTF?

    Thank goodness guys don’t need special crotch docs. All my doctors seem to “retire” just when I start to trust them.

  19. Yes, M’am! I watched a video of a woman giving birth once…I was traumatized!

    I think I’ll stick with the practicing part and leave the end result part to others with greater fortitude than I.

  20. Both of my GYNies left IL and moved to WI. I am sure that says alot about insurance and malpractice in my state. Good thing I am on the line. The last one who moved is close enough to still go to.

  21. Joanne, you know what the best part of giving birth is? When the husband and the doc make that “funny” joke about taking the extra stitch.

    Woo! Good one. 😐

  22. My ex’s labor was horrible. The image of the doc sticking his hand, up to the upper wrist in there to pull out the placenta is forever burned into my brain.

  23. Babes, GYNies see flat lands no matter where they practice. πŸ˜‰

    And don’t be so smug…I’ve driven up dar in cheesehead land. MOVE OVER if you can’t manage 55 mph. ’nuff said! πŸ˜€

  24. Oh dear – found this spoof now. Housing crisis version of Madness ‘Our House’:

    ‘Our house, in the middle of a slump’

  25. Sabyen, OMG OMG OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Page me when the topic changes. I need to go fan myself. Where’s that damned fainting couch.

  26. Joanne, have you ever been on 251 north of Rockford? Those people tick me off. They certainly don’t know what “passing lane” means.

  27. Joanne, I understand completely! I would rather just ‘practice! practice! practice!’ w/the right fellow myself. Watching my already fading figure morph into a pregnant form would not do me any favors. But, then, if this current romantic drought keeps up, I might have to relegate myself to the ….*gasp* online dating crap…!?!?!?! NOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!?!??!?!???!??!1//!!! Is there not a liberal, world-citizen, environmentally friendly, Pagan-accepting, bad-pun-tolerant, cuddle-enhanced, cake-loving, employed, no-mental-health-issues, straight man out there for me? Cripes, I would be better off looking for ‘the Egress’ than find a guy that actually is okay w/ himself regardless of upbringing/background and isn’t faking that he’s okay until real life kicks in.
    Face it, unless it’s B.O.B., this gal is never gonna “get some” again…rather sucks.
    (and trueblue, if you are reading this – mr. tech-boy was supposed to come into town this week – obvy he didn’t – as I am on this! I am giving up on him…even though I love him dearly, I can’t keep hoping that he will all of a sudden remember his promises to me).
    Sorry this is so long…! πŸ™‚

  28. Zooey, that is just a snapshot. I feel sorry for my ex. The whole process was brutal. My little guy finally got the foreceps. That was scary.

  29. Sabyen, my ‘gals’ are quite big enough thank you very much…. hee hee!
    When I (briefly) took medieval two-handed longsword classes, I actually went out and got a corset that would squish them up and out of my way so that I could complete a swing w/o a ‘stutter’! They aren’t huge, but they can get in my way. Any larger and I will have to change my exemptions for taxes.
    πŸ˜‰ Els

  30. Is it safe to return?? (still fanning self)

    Terry, you didn’t like Achmed? I laughed so hard I almost doubled over!

    I was watching a political video earlier today and this was in the sidebar. I have NO idea why but I thought it was funny….in a sick kinda way.

    And JP (easier to type πŸ™‚ ), I live near Great America so I rarely get out Rockford way. No great loss. πŸ˜€ (I actually do like WI quite alot, used to have a place near Plymouth, but the drivers…whew. πŸ™‚ )

    Els, sistah…amen! I have more batteries than NTB. πŸ™‚

  31. Guys always think big boobs are the greatest. They don’t have to cart them around.

    Sorry, JP. That was mean of me. The men of the Zoo are fantastico.

  32. LOL, mean is ok if it isn’t vicious. Actually I am more of a leg/butt man. And come on…if you had to carry around a couple of little balls of nerves that have almost no protection…

  33. Jeez, Els, you ARE my sistah! They do get in the way sometimes, don’t they?

    Let me know how that tax deduction works out. I’d love to deduct the girls! πŸ™‚ I am getting more and more worried about the AMT.

  34. Colin Firth, really? I can understand her picking him over that scumbag Hugh Grant but he is a bit of a poof, isn’t he?

  35. Yeah, that AMT bullshit is for the birds! Tell them what, I have taxes taken out all year and have had the same flipping exemptions for years now – if I got money back then, I should STILL be getting money back. They want more money – go see Paris Hilton’s accountant, she’s got the stuff in piles, I am just trying to eke by as a member of the disappearing middle class. I am nervous to do my taxes…

  36. OH HEAVENS NO! Not Colin Firth as the ‘Darcy’ of Bridget Jones – (not that I would turn him away, either, but not my intended reference) – no, no, no…Colin Firth as Fitzwilliam Darcy of Pemberley in “Pride & Prejudice” – oh to be Elizabeth Bennet myself…! Although, Colin’s character in “Love Actually” was panty-meltingly romantic in a more modern context! πŸ™‚
    Mmmmm, men in breeches and waistcoats…tra la la!
    Els (fanning herself w/a gale force wind!)

  37. Noted Zooey. As long has he doesn’t stare and drool.

    I had a guy on a first date whisper in my ear “You have lovely breasts.”

    I thought he had tourettes or something. That’s something you think…you don’t say. Unless, of course, you want that to be the first – and only – date. UGH!

    I have some killer internet dating stories.

    Oh, he was from Milwaukee. (snicker)

  38. Hi I’m back..
    Big boobs? Only guys care. I remember after my first within the first 3 days. I lost all my baby stuff withon a few days (miracle) to less than before getting prenant. I was down to a size 7 but a 52 D. Yuck! Double yuck!! I sat in the bathtub bawling because I suddenly realized I was a cow..

  39. Ugh, internet dating…good for finding the craziest of the crazy. I tried it. This girl got pissed and wouldn’t leave the car. She smacked me a few times….and tried to stab me with a pencil. I kinda lost interest in her after that. Not sure why.

  40. My all time favorite blind date story.

    This woman (a friend of mine dated) had been set up with a guy by a “friend” of hers. She was shown a pic and said, OK.

    They meet at a restaurant and he weighed about 350 lbs, ate three entrees, and by the time it was over, the gal was almost embarrassed.

    When he was all done, he looks up at her and says:

    “Why don’t we go back to my place and you can blow me.”

    She excused herself to go to the restroom and left.

    Hey, who doesn’t want “friends” like that?

  41. β€œWhy don’t we go back to my place and you can blow me.”

    CLASSIC!!!! I bet that line works every time…LOL.

  42. I don’t know, JP. Are ya cute? (batting eyelashes)


    (Sorry Zooey, I know you hate when I do that. (snicker) )

    Muse, do share! I love bad dating stories. I don’t feel quite so pathetic!

  43. β€œWhy don’t we go back to my place and you can blow me.” – joanne

    Those smooth talkers always get the girls, snort.

  44. “That’s interesting, TtT. I have a nice pair of boobs, and I never go out”

    Exactly Zoo, I’m on to something, I can feel it…

  45. That’s it! When my husband puts me out of the house I’m not even going to think about dating again. Thanks for the wakeup call.

  46. I went out with the brother of a neighbor once. He seemed nice enough.. We went to a restaurant with several other couples (safe enough).. They all drank too much. My date REALLY drank too much, started nodding off and did a face plant in his spaghetti. I got up and went to the restroom, called my friend (the neighbor) and said “COME GET ME NOW!!”
    I went out to the parking lot and waited for her to arrive. Next thing that happens, a couple of people approach me in the parking lot.. Its the owner of the restaurant and our waitress, and they tell me that someone needs to pay the bill.. In the parking lot.. They had all taken off.
    Needless to say, I moved after that.

  47. I can’t hang around long.

    I just checked back in and everything was starting to get interesting.. Shayne, I’m with you. Anything ever happens to the hubby and I will NEVER date again.

  48. Here’s another. A guy I went out with once was telling me about a prior first date (internet, of course).

    She had offered to make dinner one night for him and her 17 year old son. He accepted and went to her house. She was sucking back the beers and making lasagna. She had made two pans and was so hammered that she dropped one as she proceeded to fall on her face.

    Later in the evening, she went to the bathroom to pee…and left the door open. The boy said, Mom, close the door. She said, Why, everyone does it!

    The lasagna was burned. He got some down and got out of there shortly thereafter.

    Who said there’s no classy gals out there!

  49. Shayne, warn me! πŸ™‚ In all seriousness though, I know not all Illinois drivers are bad but I have to drive my son down to his mom’s every other weekend. It never fails to put me in a bad mood with all the horrible Illinoisan drivers!

  50. Hah, my daughter and I spend a lot of time in Los Angeles. If you think Illinois is bad you ought to try that sometime. Oy.

    EDITED to say I was talking about drivers.

  51. I drove semi for a couple of years. The furthest east I went was NJ or Buffalo, not sure which is further east. The furthest west was Denver. South…Houston. North…Canada. The worst cities for driving were Houston…they slowed to 35 when it drizzled and Chicago (they are crazy). I have never been to NY or LA. They might be worse.

  52. I think I might be one of those joanne. I sent my daughter to the movies with her friends, gave her money for dinner then I cooked for my husband. She got home and asked me to make her PB & J and I told her no. I’m just feeling a wee bit guilty, oh no.

  53. Shayne, the girl is capable of making herself a sandwich. πŸ™‚

    Never do for them what they can do for themselves. My men hate me. πŸ˜›

  54. TtT…what I found most funny about it is that it was sidebarred when I was watching a political video. I thought, huh?

    JP, drive in Norfolk, VA. They have the worst drivers. Boston is a close second. And I do have to say that Chicago drivers are getting more and more brazen in their attempts to kill people. But, hey, I grew up here so I can handle it.

    I always wanted to develop this game where you put little firing pegs on your steering wheel with a sight on the windshield. Then you can blow the assholes up…sound effects and all. πŸ™‚

  55. She’s 13. But I cooked a big dinner and didn’t feel like going back to the kitchen. She’s pretty good in the kitchen though.

  56. Ohhhhh, ok. So you are saying you would not make your own flesh and blood a sandwich but you would some other guy!! That is so wrong! πŸ˜›

  57. Hey, you should always do nice things for each other! If I could find a guy who thrilled by having toast made for him…BRING THAT ON!

  58. Where did you grow up Joanne. I grew up first on the north side and then in the north suburbs now I live in the southwest suburbs.

  59. “TtT…what I found most funny about it is that it was sidebarred when I was watching a political video. I thought, huh?”

    I can see the attraction. Start with one Youtube (I started with Madness after a quick shot of Green Day earlier) and see where you go….

    I’m here right now..

  60. That’s part of my passive aggressive behavior with my daughter I think. I’ve offered to make her PB&J hundreds of times when she was hungry and complaining and she wouldn’t let me. Kids!

  61. No I was talking about me being passive aggressive not my daughter.

    And TtT, yuck, reminding me of Reagan on a Friday night, I owe you one.

  62. I grew up on the far northside (Bryn Mawr and Western), moved to VA for four years, then back up here by Great America. I like it here. I HATE living in the city! Too many people. It smells. The traffic sucks!

    If I could, I’d live on 10 acres somewhere close to an airport so I could work. I would love to have a place I could walk outside stark naked and the only thing that would see me was the deer and antelope playing.

  63. Well, no wonder you don’t like IL drivers. There’s nothing but back roads out there! I’ve tried to traverse heading west along the WI/IL border and there is nothing but two lane roads. How close to 90 are you?

  64. I drive like a little old lady when I am doing town driving. Xpressway? Fadadabadit. πŸ™‚

    That said, after getting clocked by that drunk driver in December, I drive like grandma most of the time now.

  65. Oh I went to Niles East but I would have gone to Mather if we hadn’t moved out of Rogers Park. Small world huh.

  66. Joanne, I don’t know about you but most Chicago drivers are funny on two lane roads. They slow down a whole lot when they come to a curve or a hill πŸ™‚

  67. “I drove to Janesville once. I think it took me something like 12 hours”

    Oh SMACK. Were you stuck behind a farm tractor?

    I’m ducking now.

  68. Honey, I have a BMW and know how to drive it! The only time I am bad on two lane roads is at night because I am afraid of deer.

    And small world indeed!

  69. Zooey you were so convincing I thought you were Jewish at first. And keep in mind half of my family was Jewish. You were way better at it than I could be.

  70. Oy, I hit my first deer this year.

    That’s hunting in Wisconsin isn’t it? My brother inlaws have a hunting cabin in Wisconsin. Nobody ever shoots a deer but every year somebody ruins their car.

  71. No, he was running at an angle away from me. I broke hard and by the time I got to him it was a love tap. A little bit of crumpling and a ruined license plate and holder. I am guessing the poor guy lived.

  72. Yes, Yenta is slightly annoying

    Oy, just take this knife and stick it in my heart. Go ahead! You know you want to, ungrateful goyim.


  73. I’m glad you were both ok!

    I don’t mind eating them, but I don’t want to hit one, nor do I want to field dress one.

  74. I don’t want to kill one. They do taste good but I really don’t see the point in hunting unless you just like killing stuff.

  75. I should like mutton, being all Greek and stuff. I would have starved in the old country if it weren’t for all the olives.

  76. Heh. Yenta made JP laugh. My life is complete. πŸ˜‰

    Gey gezunterheyt.

    I’m off to bed. Gotta spend at least 14 hours in the math lab tomorrow, which will be problematic, since it’s only open 5 hours.

    Night all!

  77. Lamb is my all time fav meat! I have a few killer recipes, too. (I love to cook.) I think buffalo is probably 2nd on my list. Much better than cow. And with this whole downer thing…I am going coop now. A guy at thecarpetbaggerreport gave a couple of really good thoughts on getting off the grid and I tell ya, with the lack of any kind of oversight on food and drugs, I want off as much as possible.

  78. I am really not good at trying new things. My mom made lamb and duck when I was a kid (once each). But she wasn’t a very good cook so I can’t really say if I would like them otherwise. The lamb tasted awful and the duck was so incredibly stringy and tough.

  79. Lamb made well is awesome! I make a killer lamb, sweet potato, carrot and onion stew, sort of Caribbean style served over rice with black beans. Or soaked in my marinade and grilled on a charcoal grill (don’t let me near a grill unless you want raw inside and burnt to a delicate crisp outside).

    My mom couldn’t cook either. When I was growing up, which was before Ragu (yeah, I am that old), spaghetti to us was pasta and Campbells Tomato soup. UGH!

  80. I’m off the grid, well I shop at Whole Foods. So maybe of the grid is an exaggeration. The meat tastes so much better though even if it wasn’t safer I don’t think I’d go back. I’ve never tried the bison they sell, should I? I’ve never tasted deer either. And lamb I like but I’ve never tasted mutton. I need to get out more.

  81. And REAL eggs! MMMMMMMM!!!

    I asked an Indian friend of mine about mutton as that is big in east Indian dishes and he said mutton is the same as lamb. I always thought it was old sheep, He said no.

    Venison is good if it’s made well. Sometimes it’s a bit gamey.

  82. Buffalo is very similar to beef but it has a richer flavor. It’s not a strong flavor but I like it. It’s not gamey at all. Try buffalo burgers. They are totally yummy!

  83. Oh, most definitely! I am a killer cook and always willing to share. (That said, I often start by going to and finding something interesting and personalizing it. They have a good search function.)

    Buffalo burgers will pass for beef, no doubt about it. I would almost guarantee your kids wouldn’t be able to tell the difference. Lower fat and they are generally handled better as they are more of a specialty thing. Lemme know how it goes.

  84. Well, I do believe it’s time for me to crawl into bed. Take care and turn the lights out when ya leave. πŸ˜‰

    Sweet dreams!

  85. I’ve gone there. It’s good. I’m so lazy lately I cook the recipes I know by heart. Shame on me.

    Well I’m off to bed. Good job at TP today. It’s nice being here away from trolls sometimes though isn’t it? Some days they just make me crazy.

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