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AFTERWORD: ON CLINTON SMALLNESS--BRINKLEY MISSES THE POINT (CLINTON'S HOFSTRA APOLOGIA)
Hofstra University, History News Network ^ | 12.27.05 | Mia T

Posted on 12/27/2005 9:58:50 AM PST by Mia T

 AFTERWORD:

ON CLINTON SMALLNESS--BRINKLEY MISSES THE POINT

THE FAILED, DYSFUNCTIONAL CLINTON PRESIDENCY
(DECONSTRUCTING CLINTON'S HOFSTRA SPEECH)
part1:
The "Brinkley" Lie

 

by Mia T, 12.27.05

 

One of the American historians I most admire, Douglas Brinkley out there, sitting here, was quoted in the paper today as saying that I would be viewed as a great president except for the fact of the impeachment, which is just there.

bill clinton
Hofstra apologia
November 11, 2005

clinton's ranking will likely get worse over time. Economic issues fade in importance. Moral issues presist and grow. (paraphrase)

Douglas Brinkley
February 2000
(discussing C-SPAN PRESIDENTS POLL)
Washington Journal

Note that although Brinkley doesn't place much importance on the economic management dimension--he argues that the economy variable is not durable over time--he fails to recognize that the evaluation of the clinton economy by the historians is erroneous to begin with.

Note also that C-SPAN historians found no evidence of clinton "greatness" irrespective of his moral-authority deficit, contrary to Douglas Brinkley's claim made at the clinton revisionist confab3.

(NOTE: My later research has revealed that Brinkley's qualified mention of clinton "greatness" was not a claim but rather a polite guest's white lie about an abject loser. Instead of taking the AP report at face value, one must carefully parse Brinkley's actual words and especially note the subjunctive construction.)

Mia T, 11.10.05
Historian massages clinton numbers, ego + legacy at revisionist confab
C-SPAN historians find no clinton "greatness" irrespective of moral-authority deficit

The term "great" is probably an overused term. There are only a few presidents who make that top tier: Abraham Lincoln, George Washington, Franklin Roosevelt, Theodore Roosevelt, Harry Truman, Thomas Jefferson, and a few others who might be there.

I don't think bill clinton ever reached that category.

One, it's hard if you're not a wartime president

Note to Douglas Brinkley (NTDB):
clinton WAS a wartime president. The problem is, he surrendered.

Preemptively.

You might say the clinton approach to The War on Terror was the perverse obverse of The Bush Doctrine.

or have some huge event.

NTDB:
clinton had one almost immediately, which
he summarily ignored, the first attack on American soil since Pearl Harbor, the 1993 WTC bombing.

Do you recall that he urged us to ignore the bombing, too? Ignore the first major Islamofascist terrorist attack on the continental United States?!

Did you know clinton never visited the site? (And he was only 15 minutes away mere days after the bombing. He chose, instead, to give some forgettable speech on --what else? -- the economy.)

 

Second, clinton is not known for something like Lyndon Johnson was -- The Civil Rights Act -- or even Theodore Roosevelt and conservation, or one big thing.

I think his successes were in welfare reform, economic discipline,trade pacts.

NTDB:
Arguable. He was dragged kicking and screaming by the Republicans.

Those are achievements, but they're hard to get people queuing up a hundred years from now excited to see the "NAFTA Pen Under Glass."

NTDB:
Great turn of phrase.

Douglas Brinkley
Nov. 12, 2005
The History News Network
Refuting clinton's Hofstra-apologia "Brinkley" lie

The clintons continue to imperil virtually every sector of society, indeed, continue to imperil America and the world, with their exponentially increasing facility in manipulating electoral/policy matter and energy at ever smaller scales. Their "school uniforms" of the '90s became "nanotech uniforms" today; both are proxies for "fight terrorism," which the clintons have neither the stomach nor the know-how to do.

NANO-PRESIDENT
the danger of the unrelenting smallness of bill + hillary clinton
by Mia T, 7.31.05

LEHRER: President Bush, your closing statement, sir.

PRESIDENT BUSH (audio): Three weeks from now--two weeks from tomorrow, America goes to the polls and you're going to have to decide who you want to lead this country ...

On foreign affairs, some think it's irrelevant. I believe it's not. We're living in an interconnected world...And if a crisis comes up, ask who has the judgment and the experience and, yes, the character to make the right decision?

And, lastly, the other night on character Governor Clinton said it's not the character of the president but the character of the presidency. I couldn't disagree more. Horace Greeley said the only thing that endures is character. And I think it was Justice Black who talked about great nations, like great men, must keep their word.

And so the question is, who will safeguard this nation, who will safeguard our people and our children? I need your support, I ask for your support. And may God bless the United States of America.

(Applause)

 




ouglas Brinkley totally misses the point of clinton smallness.

The clinton presidency was small not because of absence of opportunity, but rather because of absence of courage, vision, selflessness, real intelligence and a moral core.

The endless parade of clinton small was required to fill the void created by an absence of the big stuff -- big stuff like "fighting terrorism."


HORNS: Bush vs. clinton

 

by Mia T, 12.19.05




 


a tin-horn politician with the manner of a rural corn doctor and the mien of a ham actor

H.L. Mencken

 

Far better it is to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure, than to take rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy much nor suffer much, because they live in the gray twilight that knows neither victory nor defeat.

Theodore Roosevelt


The cowardly, self-serving, seditious clintons may have found temporary refuge in 'the gray twilight,' but, as 9/11 demonstrated, America was not similarly sheltered....

 

deconstructing clinton… "just because I could"


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FOOL ME ONCE, SHAME ON YOU! FOOL ME TWICE, SHAME ON ME! 


 

COPYRIGHT MIA T 2005

Good evening. Three days ago, in large numbers, Iraqis went to the polls to choose their own leaders -- a landmark day in the history of liberty. In the coming weeks, the ballots will be counted, a new government formed, and a people who suffered in tyranny for so long will become full members of the free world.

This election will not mean the end of violence. But it is the beginning of something new: constitutional democracy at the heart of the Middle East. And this vote -- 6,000 miles away, in a vital region of the world -- means that America has an ally of growing strength in the fight against terror.

President George W. Bush
President's Address to the Nation
The Oval Office
In Focus: Renewal in Iraq
December 18, 2005
9:01 P.M. EST

CHRIS MATTHEWS: 'BUSH BELONGS ON MOUNT RUSHMORE'
IF HE WINS 'GREATEST GAMBLE SINCE ROOSEVELT BACKED BRITAIN BEFORE WWII'


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COMPLETE ARTICLE

VIDEO CLIP


December 7, 1941+64

AN OPEN LETTER TO TIM ROBBINS, DAVID GEFFEN, CHRIS MATTHEWS, MAUREEN DOWD + JEANINE PIRRO

RE: a not-so-modest proposal concerning hillary clinton



Dear Concerned Americans,

Hillary Clinton's revisionist tome notwithstanding, 'living history' begets a certain symmetry. It is in that light that I make this not-so-modest proposal on this day, exactly 64 years after the attack on Pearl Harbor.

The context of our concern today--regardless of political affiliation--is Iraq and The War on Terror, but the larger fear is that our democracy may not survive.

We have the requisite machines, power and know-how to defeat the enemy in Iraq and elsewhere, but do we have the will?

In particular, do we have the will to identify and defeat the enemy in our midst?

Answerable to no one, heir apparent in her own mind, self-serving in the extreme, Hillary Clinton incarnates this insidious new threat to our survival.

What we decide to do about Missus Clinton will tell us much about what awaits us in these perilous new times.

COMPLETE LETTER

December 7, 1941+64
Mia T
AN OPEN LETTER TO TIM ROBBINS, DAVID GEFFEN, CHRIS MATTHEWS, MAUREEN DOWD + JEANINE PIRRO
RE: a not-so-modest proposal concerning hillary clinton


COPYRIGHT MIA T 2005



THE FAILED, DYSFUNCTIONAL CLINTON PRESIDENCY
(DECONSTRUCTING CLINTON'S HOFSTRA SPEECH)
part1:
The "Brinkley" Lie

by Mia T, 12.26.05



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ne would think that after bill clinton's shameless--pathetic, really--Hofstra apologia, Doris Kearns Goodwin and those 400 other hog-and-bow-tied-save-clinton retrograde-obsessing historiographers would finally get it. But then, we are talking leftist lobe here....

The speech, full of poses, poll-tested phrases and prevarication, was just another example of the clintons' utter contempt. For the people, for the presidents, for the presidency, for the country, for the Constitution... and, ultimately I suspect, for themselves.

This endeavor is the first in a series of essays with video that will attempt to deconstruct this very revealing speech.

The clintons' fundamental error: They are too arrogant and dim-witted to understand that the demagogic process in this fiberoptic age isn't about counting spun heads; it's about not discounting circumambient brains. (Did bill clinton really think Douglas Brinkley would let the "clinton greatness but for impeachment" lie stand? Is clinton delusional? Or just plain dumb?)

 

 


COPYRIGHT MIA T 2005

 

I M P E A C H M E N T
h e a r --c l i n t o n --l o s e --i t



by Mia T, 11.11.05

This legacy confab is in and of itself proof certain of clinton's deeply flawed character, and a demonstration in real time of the way in which the clinton years were about a legacy that was incidentally a presidency.

Madeleine Albright captured the essence of this dysfunctional presidency best when she explained why clinton couldn't go after bin Laden.

According to Richard Miniter, the Albright revelation occurred at the cabinet meeting that would decide the disposition of the USS Cole bombing by al Qaeda [that is to say, that would decide to do what it had always done when a "bimbo" was not spilling the beans on the clintons: Nothing]. Only Clarke wanted to retaliate militarily for this unambiguous act of war.

Albright explained that a [sham] Mideast accord would yield [if not peace for the principals, surely] a Nobel Peace Prize for clinton. Kill or capture bin Laden and clinton could kiss the 'accord' and the Peace Prize good-bye.

If clinton liberalism, smallness, cowardice, corruption, perfidy--and, to borrow a phrase from Andrew Cuomo, clinton cluelessness--played a part, it was, in the end, the Nobel Peace Prize that produced the puerile pertinacity that enabled the clintons to shrug off terrorism's global danger.

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C-SPAN asked noted presidential historians to rank the American presidents1 along the following ten dimensions: public persuasion, crisis leadership, economic management, moral authority, international relations, administrative skills, relations with congress, vision/setting an agenda, pursued equal justice for all, and performance within context of times.

bill clinton emerged as middling in most dimensions; he was surpassed in others by a settled mediocrity (Carter) and a putative failure (Nixon). In moral authority, bill clinton was rated dead last.2 He did fairly well in public persuasion, not a surprising finding given the volume of snake oil he managed to peddle during his putative presidency.

"It's NOT the economy, stupid!"

Clinton's best scores were on the economic management and pursued equal justice for all dimensions. However, both of these results are meaningful only insofar as they redound to the moral authority dimension: they are wholly based on clinton fraudulence, cooked books and black poses, respectively; and clinton's shameless Rosa Parks eulogy last week assured us that the insidious brand of clinton racism is alive and well during these tiptoe years of what the clintons hope will be their interregnum.

Note that although Brinkley doesn't place much importance on the economic management dimension--he argues that the economy variable is not durable over time--he fails to recognize that the evaluation of the clinton economy by the historians is erroneous to begin with.

Note also that C-SPAN historians found no evidence of clinton "greatness" irrespective of his moral-authority deficit, contrary to Douglas Brinkley's claim made at the clinton revisionist confab3.

(NOTE: My later research has revealed that Brinkley's qualified mention of clinton "greatness" was not a claim but rather a polite guest's white lie about an abject loser. Instead of taking the AP report at face value, one must carefully parse Brinkley's actual words and especially note the subjunctive construction.)

MIDDLING


Twenty presidents rank higher than bill clinton and 20 rank lower. But this placement assumes equal weight for each of the dimensions. And therein lies the flaw.

If 9/11 taught us anything, it is that presidential character and moral authority count, and count most.4 If the variables are properly weighted, bill clinton will always come out dead last.

That is, unless Americans are dumb enough to make the same mistake twice.

Mia T, 11.10.05
Historian massages clinton numbers, ego + legacy at revisionist confab
C-SPAN historians find no clinton "greatness" irrespective of moral-authority deficit

 

 

IT TAKES A CLINTON TO RAZE A COUNTRY
by Mia T, 11.14.05

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1 posted on 12/27/2005 9:58:56 AM PST by Mia T
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To: Mia T

Thanks for all your great efforts, Mia.


2 posted on 12/27/2005 10:02:19 AM PST by ncountylee (Dead terrorists smell like victory)
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To: jla; WorkingClassFilth; Gail Wynand; Brian Allen; Wolverine; Lonesome in Massachussets; IVote2; ...

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3 posted on 12/27/2005 10:02:55 AM PST by Mia T
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To: Mia T

bttt


4 posted on 12/27/2005 10:05:07 AM PST by bmwcyle (Evolution is a myth -- Libertarians just won't evolve into Conservatives.)
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To: ncountylee

thx :)


5 posted on 12/27/2005 10:09:31 AM PST by Mia T
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To: bmwcyle

thanx :)


6 posted on 12/27/2005 10:10:00 AM PST by Mia T
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To: Mia T

Small and Left leaning in a Peyronie's sort of way...or so they say.


7 posted on 12/27/2005 10:10:38 AM PST by Vaquero
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To: Vaquero
Thou art arm'd that hath thy crook'd schemers straight.
Cudgel thy brains no more, the clinton plots are great....

On Neutered and Neutering
 
by Mia T and Edward Zehr (EZ)
 
With all the neutered talk of late
I thought y'all would appreciate
a relevant Shakespearean conversation
with EZ, a clinton chronicler Elizabethan.
 
[I had just asked the playwright if he had writer's block.]
 
 
EZ:
Think that thy bard hath now MacJeff forsaken?
In that would'st thou be verily mistaken.
Mayhap thou hast impatiently forgot
That facts comprise the essence of the plot.
 
 
MIA T:
Methinks thy bard hath schemes forsaken.
Mayhap thou art verily mistaken.
Plots comprise the essence of the facts.
Forsake the contrariwise artifacts.
 
 
EZ:
Gadzooks, could'st be thy bard is put to rout?
'Twould seem his veriest words are turned about.
Could'st show whereby effect doth flow from cause,
Would'st then be due a round of brisk applause.
 
Perhaps I could this point of view adopt,
For was not Bill by Hillary thus bopped
In like wise as MacJeff, upon the head,
And with a lamp, just as thy bard hath said?
 
Thus are the facts revealed for all to see:
Thy bard did make good use of ESP.
Contrariwise, the White House read my serial,
And sought to make good use of the material.
 
 
MIA T:
Thy bard's "effect doth flow from cause" linearity
And 'twould seem thy veriest good use of oracularity
'Twere not the nature of the plots I pricked thy bard to adopt
Withal Bill, like wise as MacJeff, upon the head was bopped.
 
Methought the plots thou would'st use sprung not o' telepathy.
Didst thou never hear the most traitorously corrupted conspiracy?
Brutus's heart wrapp'd in Hillaryous hide.
Interns and China suckling the impotent fool Cheapside.
 
What more paying play than a corrupted plot untainted
With thrice times two naked villains feinted?
Thou art arm'd that hath thy crook'd schemers straight.
Cudgel thy brains no more, the clinton plots are great.
 
 
EZ:
A point well made, experience vicarious
Was grounded in events utmost Hillaryous.
Betruth, the president sustained concussion
Ere I had even started the discussion.
 
But, lest thy bard be seen to make retreat,
The second bop was truly a repeat.
In consequence, I need no psychic hotline
To reconstruct an oft repeated plotline.
 
Now, as regards the wretched Cheapside brat,
And turmoil his concupiscence begat,
Need'st have no fear regards unfolding strife
O'er these events, for Art must copy Life.
 
 
MIA T:
Eureka! (Not Gadzooks!)
Though I have neither wit, nor words, nor playbooks
Thy bard this simpleminded poster avoidth plagiarize.
(Withal thy bard's own baseborn tendency contrariwise.)
 
Now, as regards the wretched Cheapside brat,
And turmoil his concupiscence begat,
Methinks MacJeff's crook'd feelpolitik, the lasix death, his solipsistic sex
Thou must put in cold blood'd cardiovascular context.
 
The brain deviseth laws for the blood,
but the brain 'tself is ne'er understood.
The King's crook'dness flows from limp circulation.
Methinks the solution is swift amputation.
 
 
EZ:
Thou place thy versifier in a quandary,
Redoubling thy most sharp-edged entendre.
The gist of they intent can I but gape on.
Dost thou propose the prez be made a capon?
 
In blood caught up these wretches play their role,
But this must not become Le Grand Guignol.
Lest those of delicate mien be made to faint,
'Twere better I should exercise restraint.
 
Mind you, Act I, scene 4 drips the odd bit of gore here and there.
 
 
MIA T:
Thy bard's excessive predilection metaphorical
confuseth redoubled sharp-edged entendre with one blunt oracle.
 
Forsooth, thy bard surely knowth,
Phallus on eunuch can't growth.
Plucking capon from hen's an impossibility,
Unless the cluck's hermaphroditic Hillary.


8 posted on 12/27/2005 10:21:35 AM PST by Mia T
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To: Mia T

Mia T. Bump.


9 posted on 12/27/2005 10:25:50 AM PST by E.G.C.
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To: Mia T

bump


10 posted on 12/27/2005 10:29:31 AM PST by oldbrowser (Release the Barrett Report)
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To: Mia T

encyclopedia of American Presidents:

George H.W. Bush (40 pages)
Bill Clinton

Racked by scandals of his own making as well as others, President Clinton's administration left no enduring legacy.

George W. Bush (90 pages)

Clinton will be flanked by two war-time Presidents who are father and son. He won't be remembered.


11 posted on 12/27/2005 10:32:10 AM PST by TexanToTheCore (Rock the pews, Baby)
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To: E.G.C.

doug brinkley is both a whore and a pimp for slick willy. He definitely wants to be the monica lewinsky male replacement. There is nothing remotely objective about this wordsmith. A fairly good vocabulary does not make an "objective historian".

If the fbi checks, there would be plenty of bj's dna on brinkley's clothes. I puke on that phoney pos brinkley.


12 posted on 12/27/2005 10:33:07 AM PST by USS Alaska (Nuke the terrorist savages - In Honor of Standing Wolf)
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To: Mia T
DB: I think his successes were in welfare reform, economic discipline,trade pacts.

Let's not forget Midnight Basketball!

ML/NJ

13 posted on 12/27/2005 10:39:05 AM PST by ml/nj
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To: ml/nj

School uniforms


14 posted on 12/27/2005 10:50:26 AM PST by sgtyork (If Osamma calls someone in the US, should the NSA hang up?)
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To: sgtyork

Just bumping up


15 posted on 12/27/2005 10:54:02 AM PST by Burlem
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To: Burlem
AFTERWORD: ON CLINTON SMALLNESS--

Monica Lewinsky spoke????

16 posted on 12/27/2005 10:57:56 AM PST by bkwells (Liberals=Hypocrites)
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To: Vaquero
Actually, the Peyronie's Disease saga actually segues well into the issue of clinton's obsession with his pathetic legacy.



On clinton Crookedness: a theory
Mulligans, Peyronie's Disease and The First Rapist
 

by Mia T

 

 
He made more of a fuss over a minor knee injury than FDR ever did about polio.

The Weekly Standard, Ask Not. . .

 

Now, as regards the wretched Cheapside brat,
And turmoil his concupiscence begat,
Methinks MacJeff's crook'd feelpolitik, the lasix death, his solipsistic sex
Thou must put in cold blood'd cardiovascular context.
 
The brain deviseth laws for the blood,
but the brain 'tself is ne'er understood.
The King's crook'dness flows from limp circulation.
Methinks the solution is swift amputation.

Mia T, On Neutered and Neutering
Mia T and Edward Zehr (EZ)



 
The evaluation of the treatments for Peyronie's disease is difficult; the natural history is such that the plaque may resolve spontaneously. As recently as 1973, no treatment had been evaluated in a controlled clinical study.

Francois de LaPeyronie (1678-1747) notwithstanding, the origin of the eponym is vague and the disease remains an enigma. To this day, the treatment can be difficult. It is not surprising that so many treatments have been tried and so much dogma written.

Indeed, in 1903, William Johnson Walsham, the famous surgeon from St Bartholomew's Hospital in London, and author of the standard surgical text book of the day, wrote; "... if treatment of the plaque with iodides is unsuccessful ... or if the induration progresses ... then the whole penis must be promptly amputated." Would that Dr. Walsham had treated The First Rapist.

As we shall see, in a bizarre twist of knee--not fate--bill clinton seems to have suffered penile surgery, nonetheless.

Note:
 
  • Peyronie's disease occurs most frequently in middle-aged men, less frequently in older men and infrequently in younger men who have more elastic tissues.

     
  • The acquired penile curvature of Peyronie's disease can result from certain sexual practices.

     
  • Correction of congenital penile curvature -- or acquired penile curvature secondary to Peyronie's disease -- can be accomplished through a number of simple surgical techniques and medical treatments.

  • Correction is difficult to detect but it is possible when done by an expert who is specifically looking for it.

     
  • When the surgery is performed, the urologist's standard recommendation is that the patient USE CRUTCHES AND LATER A CANE to avoid irritating the area, which begs the following question:
 
Was bill clinton the first U.S. President in history to obstruct justice by penile surgery?
 
The First Rapist clearly understood that Jones v. clinton was on the docket.
Being the most brilliant president ever, he must have figured out that any confirmation of the crookedness alleged by Jones would surely do him in.
 
The documented serial shredder of documents and reflexive obstructor of justice would have, doubtless, thought nothing of a little evidentiary nip here and tuck there.
 
But how to explain the time out for the surgery and the post-op crutches?
 
Eureka! (Or we should say "Fore!"?) A knee injury--actual or feigned--would (if you'll pardon the expression) turn the trick.
 

NOTE: I would normally favor the former option--a real knee injury, as it would require one less doctor to be in on the felony obstruction (i.e., the urologist and not the orthopedic surgeon); but in this case we are dealing with a quintessential coward (one who is as cowardly about physical harm to himself as he is cavalier about physical harm to others--witness the rapes and the bombings), so I will have to go with the latter option, a feigned bum knee... Unless... unless the penile surgery was done "in-house" on an "outpatient" basis, i.e., unless the penile surgery in fact preceded "the accident," and the urologist was instructed to give The First Rapist's knee the requisite whack while the coward was under anesthesia.

Either scenario is consistent with The First Rapist's convenient "accident" at the estate of pro golfer, Greg Norman where, you may recall, Mulligan Man injured his "knee," required emergent surgery on said "knee" FORE!thwith...and used crutches and then a cane for an extended period post-op.

The happy couple:"Mission Accomplished"
Hauling him onto Air Force One
 
Despite milking the wheelchair bit for all it was worth--or perhaps because of it--bill clinton emerged post-op more Larry Flynt
 
 
than FDR.
 
 
proving the propostition confirmed by the democrat debacle of '02, that maladroit, clintonian use of props and poses often backfires.
 

17 posted on 12/27/2005 11:02:14 AM PST by Mia T
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To: sgtyork
hillary promises to be even smaller:(see nanotech uniforms.)
18 posted on 12/27/2005 11:12:44 AM PST by Mia T
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To: ml/nj

swish! ;)


19 posted on 12/27/2005 11:13:10 AM PST by Mia T
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To: TexanToTheCore

I disagree. As the consequences of the clinton years play out, as more information comes out, the clintons, I believe, will be increasingly reviled.


20 posted on 12/27/2005 11:20:03 AM PST by Mia T
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To: oldbrowser

thanx :)


21 posted on 12/27/2005 11:20:44 AM PST by Mia T
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To: E.G.C.

thx :)


22 posted on 12/27/2005 11:21:23 AM PST by Mia T
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To: jla

bump


23 posted on 12/27/2005 11:23:21 AM PST by Mia T
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To: Mia T

Clinton recognized the War on Terror (First World Trade Center bombing, USS Cole, two US Embassies bombings, and so forth) but refused the fight. He "kicked the can down the road" to some other President to avoid the risk and also to avoid a momentary or permanent popularity drop as measured by polls. President Clinton had his opportunity for Greatness but was frivolous, indecisive, and deceitful.


24 posted on 12/27/2005 11:29:36 AM PST by ricks_place
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To: Mia T
A well-reasoned, right-on-the-money, follow-up to Clinton/Brinkley/Hofstra.

Your work is outstanding. Thanks Mia T.

25 posted on 12/27/2005 11:32:07 AM PST by PGalt
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To: ricks_place
bump
There was
another reason clinton didn't go after bin Laden.
26 posted on 12/27/2005 11:33:30 AM PST by Mia T
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To: PGalt

thanx. :)


27 posted on 12/27/2005 11:34:10 AM PST by Mia T
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To: Burlem

thx :)


28 posted on 12/27/2005 11:54:07 AM PST by Mia T
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To: Mia T

Does anyone realize the huge insult to the Puerto Rican community that klinton got away with when he released those terrorists to buy their vote for hitlary. He basically said, "all these spics are a bunch of criminals, so if I release these criminals they will like hitlary." But no one not even Rush picked up on that. And he feels the same way about blacks.


29 posted on 12/27/2005 2:25:49 PM PST by longfellow (Bill Maher, the 21st hijacker.)
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To: longfellow
bump

THE FIRST BLACK PRESIDENT?
clinton legacy of lynching update



30 posted on 12/27/2005 2:29:56 PM PST by Mia T
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To: Mia T

BTTT


31 posted on 12/27/2005 2:50:15 PM PST by hattend (There are two theories to arguing with women. Neither one works.)
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32 posted on 12/27/2005 3:09:13 PM PST by Mia T
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I searching for clinton initiatives I remember mid night basket ball and the school uniform thingy.
33 posted on 12/27/2005 3:59:07 PM PST by Ditter
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Thank you!

"[T]he States can best govern our home concerns and the general government our foreign ones.   I wish, herefore...never to see all offices transferred to Washington, where, further withdrawn from the eyes of the people, they may more secretly be bought and sold at market." -- Thomas Jefferson (letter to Judge William Johnson, 12 June 1823)

34 posted on 12/27/2005 4:05:52 PM PST by Seadog Bytes (Then shall the King say unto them on his right hand, Come, ye blessed of my Father... Matthew 25:34)
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35 posted on 12/28/2005 6:10:29 AM PST by Wolverine (A Concerned Citizen)
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Ah Mia T, your preservation of the Clinton Chronicles is most appreciated; your hard work a blessing to all. Expose the MSM and their propaganda to get this woman (?) elected – the fabric that Ms. Clinton is made of can only be dry-cleaned so many times before is falls apart. The woman is a myth being marketed as a real person when in fact Ms. Clinton is a living lie; a long in the tooth legend of the feminist movement married to a rapist; was there ever such irony!

Happy New Year to you Mia T!

36 posted on 12/28/2005 6:34:21 AM PST by yoe
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Thank you and Happy New Year to you. :)


37 posted on 12/28/2005 7:44:28 AM PST by Mia T
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38 posted on 12/28/2005 8:46:45 AM PST by Mia T
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39 posted on 12/28/2005 10:25:50 AM PST by jla
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Well, with the help of the 100 corrupt and cowardly cullions, clinton walked. The senators' justification for their acquittal votes requires the suspension of rational thought (and, in the curious case of Arlen Specter, national jurisdiction).

Mia T, Musings: Senatorial Courtesy Perverted







"Impeachment did not have to be for criminal offenses -- but only for a 'course of conduct' that suggested an abuse of power or a disregard for the office of the President of the United States ... A person's 'course of conduct' while not particularly criminal could be of such a nature that it destroys trust, discourages allegiance, and demands action by the Congress...The office of the President is such that it calls for a higher level of conduct than the average citizen in the United States."


Hillary Clinton
Democrat assistant, 1974
effort to impeach president Nixon



THE OTHER NIXON

 
by Mia T, 01.11.99



ypocrisy abounds in this Age of clinton, a Postmodern Oz rife with constitutional deconstruction and semantic subversion, a virtual surreality polymarked by presidential alleles peccantly misplaced or, in the case of Jefferson, posthumously misappropriated.

Shameless pharisees in stark relief crowd the Capitol frieze:

Baucus, Biden, Bingaman, Breaux, Bryan, Byrd, Cohen, Conrad, Daschle, Dodd, Gore, Graham, Harkin, Hollings, Inouye, Kennedy, Kerrey, Kerry, Kohl, Lautenberg, Leahy, Levin, Lieberman, Mikulski, Moynihan, Reid, Robb, Rockefeller, Sarbanes, Schumer.

These are the 28 sitting Democratic senators, the current Vice President and Secretary of Defense -- clinton defenders all -- who, in 1989, voted to oust U.S. District Judge Walter Nixon for making "false or misleading statements to a grand jury."

In 1989 each and every one of these men insisted that perjury was an impeachable offense. (What a difference a decade and a decadent Democrat make.)

Senator Herb Kohl (November 7, 1989):

"But Judge Nixon took an oath to tell the truth and the whole truth. As a grand jury witness, it was not for him to decide what would be material. That was for the grand jury to decide. Of all people, Federal Judge Walter Nixon certainly knew this.

"So I am going to vote 'guilty' on articles one and two. Judge Nixon lied to the grand jury. He misled the grand jury. These acts are indisputably criminal and warrant impeachment."

 

Senator Tom Daschle (November 3, 1989):

"This morning we impeached a judge from Mississippi for failing to tell the truth. Those decisions are always very difficult and certainly, in this case, it came after a great deal of concern and thoughtful analysis of the facts."  

 

Congressman Charles Schumer (May 10, 1989):  

"Perjury, of course, is a very difficult, difficult thing to decide; but as we looked and examined all of the records and in fact found many things that were not in the record it became very clear to us that this impeachment was meritorious."

 

Senator Carl Levin (November 3, 1989):

"The record amply supports the finding in the criminal trial that Judge Nixon's statements to the grand jury were false and misleading and constituted perjury. Those are the statements cited in articles I and II, and it is on those articles that I vote to convict Judge Nixon and remove him from office."

 

* * * * *

"The hypocrite's crime is that he bears false witness against himself," observed the philosopher Hannah Arendt. "What makes it so plausible to assume that hypocrisy is the vice of vices is that integrity can indeed exist under the cover of all other vices except this one. Only crime and the criminal, it is true, confront us with the perplexity of radical evil; but only the hypocrite is really rotten to the core."

If hypocrisy is the vice of vices, then perjury is the crime of crimes, for perjury provides the necessary cover for all other crimes.

David Lowenthal, professor emeritus of political science at Boston College makes the novel and compelling argument that perjury is "bribery consummate, using false words instead of money or other things of value to pervert the course of justice" and, thus, perjury is a constitutionally enumerated high crime.

The Democrats' defense of clinton's perjury -- and their own hypocrisy -- is three-pronged. 

ONE:

clinton's perjuries were "just about sex" and therefore "do not rise to the level of an impeachable offense."

This argument is spurious. The courts make no distinction between perjuries. Perjury is perjury. Perjury attacks the very essence of democracy. Perjury is bribery consummate.

Moreover, (the clinton spinners notwithstanding), clinton's perjury was not "just about sex." clinton's perjury was about clinton denying a citizen justice by lying in a civil rights-sexual harassment case about his sexual history with subordinates.

TWO:

Presidents and judges are held to different standards under the Constitution.

Because the Constitution stipulates that federal judges, who are appointed for life, "shall hold their offices during good behavior,'' and because there is no similar language concerning the popularly elected, term-limited president, it must have been perfectly agreeable to the Framers, so the (implicit) argument goes, to have a perjurious, justice-obstructing reprobate as president.

clinton's defenders ignore Federalist No. 57, and Hillary Rodham's constitutional treatise on impeachable acts -- written in 1974 when she wanted to impeach a president; both mention "bad conduct" as grounds for impeachment.

"Impeachment," wrote Rodham, "did not have to be for criminal offenses -- but only for a 'course of conduct' that suggested an abuse of power or a disregard for the office of the President of the United States...A person's 'course of conduct' while not particularly criminal could be of such a nature that it destroys trust, discourages allegiance, and demands action by the Congress...The office of the President is such that it calls for a higher level of conduct than the average citizen in the United States."

deconstructing clinton… "just because I could"


(viewing movie requires Flash Player 7, available HERE)
FOOL ME ONCE, SHAME ON YOU! FOOL ME TWICE, SHAME ON ME! 

Hamilton (or Madison) discussed the importance of wisdom and virtue in Federalist 57. "The aim of every political constitution is, or ought to be, first to obtain for rulers men who possess most wisdom to discern, and most virtue to pursue, the common good of the society; and in the next place, to take the most effectual precautions for keeping them virtuous whilst they continue to hold their public trust."

(Contrast this with clinton, who recklessly, reflexively and feloniously subordinates the common good to his personal appetites.)

Because the Framers did not anticipate the demagogic efficiency of the electronic bully pulpit, they ruled out the possibility of an MTV mis-leader (and impeachment-thwarter!) like clinton. In Federalist No. 64, John Jay said: "There is reason to presume" the president would fall only to those "who have become the most distinguished by their abilities and virtue." He imagined that the electorate would not "be deceived by those brilliant appearances of genius and patriotism which, like transient meteors, sometimes mislead as well as dazzle."

(If the clinton debacle teaches us anything, it is this: If we are to retain our democracy in this age of the electronic demagogue, we must recalibrate the constitutional balance of power.)

THREE:

The president can be prosecuted for his alleged felonies after he leaves office. (Nota bene ROBERT RAY.)


This clinton-created censure contrivance -- borne out of what I have come to call the "Lieberman Paradigm" (clinton is an unfit president; therefore clinton must remain president) -- is nothing less than a postmodern deconstruction in which the Oval Office would serve for two years as a holding cell for the perjurer-obstructor.

Such indecorous, dual-purpose architectonics not only threatens the delicate constitutional framework -- it disturbs the cultural aesthetic. The senators must, therefore, roundly reject this elliptic scheme.

In this postmodern Age of clinton, we may, from time to time, selectively stomach corruption. But we must never abide ugliness. Never.

Sen. Dale Bumpers (AR): "There's only two years left. What harm can he do?"





 

COPYRIGHT MIA T 2005


40 posted on 12/28/2005 8:43:19 PM PST by Mia T
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41 posted on 12/29/2005 6:08:39 AM PST by Mia T
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42 posted on 12/29/2005 6:09:41 AM PST by Mia T
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This is a wonderful thread Mia.

Quoting you:

Albright explained that a [sham] Mideast accord would yield [if not peace for the principals, surely] a Nobel Peace Prize for clinton. Kill or capture bin Laden and clinton could kiss the 'accord' and the Peace Prize good-bye.

If clinton liberalism, smallness, cowardice, corruption, perfidy--and, to borrow a phrase from Andrew Cuomo, clinton cluelessness--played a part, it was, in the end, the Nobel Peace Prize that produced the puerile pertinacity that enabled the clintons to shrug off terrorism's global danger

Ya know, knowing the first part of this quote was advice from Albright ( Ms. Allwrong!) was geared to making Herr Klinton look like the great peacemaker (at any price, of course, including the demise of our national security which opened the door for 9-11)...well...it just goes to show ya that CHARACTER IS EVERYTHING! This pastey rapist demonstrated clearly his lack of character from the git to as president via the assignment of his cabinet and staff.

Klinton could NOT AFFORD to assign a cabinet that was on top of their game, he could NOT AFFORD to have intellects of great experience and wisdom advising him because they would have been confrontational and served to monitor and truly advise him...something an arrogant, ego driven fella like billy has no tolerance for, ever.

He and his 'me first-er wife in name only', brought in the cohens, the allbrights, etc who were total yesmen, easily manipulated (say, easy to trot out before the cameras to state how impossible it would be for klinton to pork a volunteer girl in our oval office). Folks just like the klintons, willing to do whatever it takes to get the win.

Without good character....one cannot afford to associate with those who are acquainted with good character.

klinton chose the easiest personal route every single time...risk taking was not in his sight...popularity polls and orgasmic delights left no room for genuine leadership.

Any man who frets about his legacy, openly, has major psychological problems.

No major travesty would have caused this girlish metro-sexual to meet greatness; his tremendous lack of character, caused by a deep and abiding self-centeredness which caused him to make every decision upon how each would impact his 'likeableness' or grant him personal gain can be seen not only in his speech patterns but in his actions....

Every rapist is a power abuser.

And every rapist holds others in total and complete contempt.

43 posted on 12/29/2005 7:03:39 AM PST by Republic (I have AMAZING confidence in and TRUST in our PRESIDENT! I LOVE HIM and his ENTIRE TEAM!)
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Douglas Brinkley...... "I don't think bill clinton ever reached that category".

"One, it's hard if you're not a wartime president"

Note to Douglas Brinkley (NTDB):
clinton WAS a wartime president. The problem is, he surrendered.

Preemptively.

You might say the clinton approach to The War on Terror was the perverse obverse of The Bush Doctrine.

"or have some huge event".

NTDB: clinton had one almost immediately, which he summarily ignored, the first attack on American soil since Pearl Harbor, the 1993 WTC bombing.

Do you recall that he urged us to ignore the bombing, too? Ignore the first major Islamofascist terrorist attack on the continental United States?!

Did you know clinton never visited the site? (And he was only 15 minutes away mere days after the bombing. He chose, instead, to give some forgettable speech on --what else? -- the economy.)

44 posted on 12/29/2005 8:50:44 AM PST by malia (The Impeached x42 clinton - a Paper Tiger President! MSM - bottom feeders! What a team!!!!)
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45 posted on 12/29/2005 8:54:44 AM PST by jla
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Thanks, Malia.
Your post alerted me to the fact that
unless you play the
video clip of clinton and Douglas Brinkley,
it 's a bit unclear who's saying all that.
So I added the attribution to each section of the quote
before posting it on the new
clinton legacy page of deletehillary.com.



The term "great" is probably an overused term. There are only a few presidents who make that top tier: Abraham Lincoln, George Washington, Franklin Roosevelt, Theodore Roosevelt, Harry Truman, Thomas Jefferson, and a few others who might be there.

I don't think bill clinton ever reached that category.

One, it's hard if you're not a wartime president

Douglas Brinkley
Nov. 12, 2005
History News Network
Refuting clinton's Hofstra-apologia "Brinkley" lie

Note to Douglas Brinkley:
clinton WAS a wartime president. The problem is, he surrendered.

Preemptively.

You might say the clinton approach to The War on Terror was the perverse obverse of The Bush Doctrine.

or have some huge event.

Douglas Brinkley
ibid.

Note to Douglas Brinkley:
clinton had one almost immediately, which
he summarily ignored, the first attack on American soil since Pearl Harbor, the 1993 WTC bombing.

Do you recall that he urged us to ignore the bombing, too? Ignore the first major Islamofascist terrorist attack on the continental United States?!

Did you know clinton never visited the site? (And he was only 15 minutes away mere days after the bombing. He chose, instead, to give some forgettable speech on --what else? -- the economy.)

 

Second, clinton is not known for something like Lyndon Johnson was -- The Civil Rights Act -- or even Theodore Roosevelt and conservation, or one big thing.

I think his successes were in welfare reform, economic discipline,trade pacts.

Douglas Brinkley
ibid.

Note to Douglas Brinkley:
Arguable. He was dragged kicking and screaming by the Republicans.

Those are achievements, but they're hard to get people queuing up a hundred years from now excited to see the "NAFTA Pen Under Glass."

Douglas Brinkley
ibid.

Note to Douglas Brinkley:
Great turn of phrase.


46 posted on 12/30/2005 5:08:31 AM PST by Mia T
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Thanx, Republic. Excellent points. The clintons pick only weak, naive and/or corrupt people. Cohen, I seem to recall, had some questionable dealings with Red China.

Lopez: What exactly was U.S. reaction to the attack on the USS Cole?

 

Miniter: In October 2000, al Qaeda bombed the USS Cole in Aden, Yemen. Seventeen sailors were killed in the blast. The USS Cole was almost sunk. In any ordinary administration, this would have been considered an act of war. After all, America entered the Spanish-American war and World War I when our ships were attacked.

Counterterrorism czar Richard Clarke had ordered his staff to review existing intelligence in relation to the bombing of the USS Cole. After that review, he and Michael Sheehan, the State Department's counterterrorism coordinator, were convinced it was the work of Osama bin Laden. The Pentagon had on-the-shelf, regularly updated and detailed strike plans for bin Laden's training camps and strongholds in Afghanistan.

At a meeting with Secretary of Defense William Cohen, Director of Central Intelligence George Tenet, Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, Attorney General Janet Reno, and other staffers, Clarke was the only one in favor of retaliation against bin Laden. Reno thought retaliation might violate international law and was therefore against it. Tenet wanted to more definitive proof that bin Laden was behind the attack, although he personally thought he was. Albright was concerned about the reaction of world opinion to a retaliation against Muslims, and the impact it would have in the final days of the Clinton Middle East peace process. Cohen, according to Clarke, did not consider the Cole attack "sufficient provocation" for a military retaliation. Michael Sheehan was particularly surprised that the Pentagon did not want to act. He told Clarke: "What's it going to take to get them to hit al Qaeda in Afghanistan? Does al Qaeda have to attack the Pentagon?"

Instead of destroying bin Laden's terrorist infrastructure and capabilities, President Clinton phoned twice phoned the president of Yemen demanding better cooperation between the FBI and the Yemeni security services.

If Clarke's plan had been implemented, al Qaeda's infrastructure would have been demolished and bin Laden might well have been killed. Sept. 11, 2001 might have been just another sunny day.

Clinton's Loss?
How the previous administration fumbled on bin Laden.
A Q&A by Kathryn Jean Lopez
NRO
September 11, 2003, 11:45 a.m.


47 posted on 12/30/2005 5:56:33 AM PST by Mia T
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WAR AND TREASON AND THE NEW YORK TIMES

by Mia T, December 29, 2005
 

 

COMPLETE ARTICLE WITH FOOTNOTES

48 posted on 01/02/2006 3:47:16 PM PST by Mia T
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Haven't read the entire article yet, I was SO ANGRY I could not stand it. Period. Put a strong call into the NYT today...and have an email I will post here later for the national news editor....have to run and get dinner out...my anger over the NYT (in general but ESPECIALLY today) must have boosted my metabolism because I have accomplished a great deal today and am still running on adrenaline because of that slimey, Goebbel's like rag.

Talk about dishonesty! It is time for a name change at the NYT. No newspaper should be able to openly abuse the facts as this major rag has done since forever.

49 posted on 01/02/2006 3:57:51 PM PST by Republic (I have AMAZING confidence in and TRUST in our PRESIDENT! I LOVE HIM and his ENTIRE TEAM!)
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50 posted on 01/05/2006 7:02:56 AM PST by Mia T
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