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Chelsea Clinton’s Childhood: No Pizza, Cartoons on Weekdays
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Posted on 05/07/2012 4:52:03 PM PDT by Sub-Driver

Chelsea Clinton’s Childhood: No Pizza, Cartoons on Weekdays

Bill and Hillary Clinton were, it seems, just as strict setting rules for their daughter Chelsea as they were pushing for policies in Washington.

According to the only child, the former president and first lady vetoed sugary cereals, set a strict 30-minute per day limit on watching TV, and relegated pizza eating and cartoon watching to the weekends, Chelsea Clinton, now 32, wrote in the foreword of a parenting book about kids’ media consumption.

“In our house, media had its place,” Clinton says in “Talking Back to Facebook,” which was written by her former Stanford professor James Steyer. “Media consumption, like meals, was a shared family experience.”

Clinton said her family’s dinner discussions “frequently” revolved around the news, movies, television shows and computer games, particularly about how the media was covering her parents, who for most of her elementary school life were the governor and first lady of Arkansas.

“Those conversations helped me develop a broad and healthy skepticism about the media as well as a respect for its ability… to empower or disempower people,” Clinton writes in the book, which will be released Tuesday.

Clinton, who was 13-years-old when she moved into the White House, said she only “secured precious permission” to watch her first hour-long program, “ER”, as a teenager, but spent “hundreds of hours” playing old-school computer games like “Oregon Trail” and “Carmen San Diego” with her dad.

But however strict the Clintons were in restricting their daughter’s media consumption, they were just as firm in limiting the amount of exposure the media got to their former first daughter, keeping her out of the limelight as much as possible.

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GASP!
1 posted on 05/07/2012 4:52:04 PM PDT by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver

They didn’t hand her condoms and tell her to have fun??

Because thats basically what they did to everyone else’s kids


2 posted on 05/07/2012 4:54:24 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: Sub-Driver
Read up on Old Apostolic Lutheran Church ~ that's the antecedent to the Church of the First born of which his parents were members.

They're deep into the practice of establishing serious rules.

3 posted on 05/07/2012 4:55:36 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: Sub-Driver

I don’t believe it. Parents weren’t that paranoid back then. She may have been given a dump truck instead of a doll but TV and Sesame Street ruled.


4 posted on 05/07/2012 4:56:23 PM PDT by Bronzy (No more RINO's)
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To: Sub-Driver

5 posted on 05/07/2012 4:56:50 PM PDT by PhilDragoo (Hussein: Islamo-Commie from Kenya)
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To: Sub-Driver

She should sue her parents for ruining her childhood.

I’ll bet she could make enough to live for the rest of her life on that.

I will volunteer to be a jurist on that trial :)


6 posted on 05/07/2012 4:59:52 PM PDT by GraceG
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To: Bronzy

Remember Chels wasn’t raised by BJ and Hildabeast.

They were far too busy investing in cattle futures and real estate deals and pursuing bimbos to worry about menial tasks like child rearing.

We got to find the nanny to get some real facts in this case.


7 posted on 05/07/2012 5:00:49 PM PDT by nascarnation
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To: Sub-Driver

"...and on Thursday evenings,backflips and the fine art of Frisbee catching"

8 posted on 05/07/2012 5:01:28 PM PDT by Doogle (((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated)))
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To: Sub-Driver

I know that the discussion on this article isn’t going to go where I am about to go, but I’ll say it anyways. Just tonight I was talking to my 22 year old son and he told me that he thinks that the reason my kids all turned out so well is due in large part to the fact that we didn’t watch any TV when they were growing up. That and the fact that I made them read the classics every day for at least an hour during the summer. They started with the classics in the middle school years. It’s so funny because they complained to no end when I was making them do it, but they are grateful now that I made them.

I have a daughter who is 15 and not as motivated as they are and he told me that I need to take away her TV. Kind of funny to have my son telling me that.


9 posted on 05/07/2012 5:01:42 PM PDT by cantfindagoodscreenname (I really hate not knowing what was said in the deleted posts....)
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To: GeronL

Do as I say, not as I do?


10 posted on 05/07/2012 5:02:38 PM PDT by originalbuckeye
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To: originalbuckeye

A very very backward version, IMO


11 posted on 05/07/2012 5:04:10 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: Sub-Driver

All while her parents cheat, lie and steal.

I call BS.


12 posted on 05/07/2012 5:04:57 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (Cogito cogito)
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To: Sub-Driver
“Those conversations helped me develop a broad and healthy skepticism about the media as well as a respect for its ability… to empower or disempower people,” Clinton writes in the book, which will be released Tuesday.

Even Bill Clinton, who'd previously received favorable treatment from the media, including the sh(tcanning of an explosive story of his affair with a teenaged intern, spoke out in 2008 about how the media was decidedly in Barack's pocket pushing his campaign.

But I suppose that Chelsea is whining over talk radio or some such "media's ability to disempower people". Damn you, talk radio!

13 posted on 05/07/2012 5:06:27 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Barack Obama has cut and run from what he called "the right war".)
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To: Sub-Driver

*”NEWSWEEK has learned that Helen Dickey, Chelsea’s nanny from her Little Rock days, has landed a job-and a bedroom-at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. Dickey, 22, earns $20,000 a year as a full-time “staff assistant” in the White House social office, according to Hillary Clinton’s Press Secretary Lisa Caputo. Dickey’s duties include “basic backup support,” like helping to plan parties and answering mail and the phones. Dickey says she is no longer Chelsea’s nanny, but Caputo acknowledges that Dickey does take care of the First Daughter “on occasion.”

*Drudge REPORT: MOTHER OF CHELSEA’S NANNY MOVED TO PENTAGON AFTER BEING NAMED AS
CLINTON’S LOVER

A White House aide was transferred abruptly to a job at the Defense
Department after she was named as a long-standing lover of President Clinton
in Paula Jones’s sexual harassment lawsuit, the LONDON TELEGRAPH reports in
early Thursday editions.

“Robyn Dickey, the former White House Director of Special Projects and
Special Needs, was appointed chief of the protocol office at the Defense
Department last November, days after her alleged affair with Bill Clinton
was raised in a deposition.”

Mrs Dickey, a divorcee now aged 50, handled finances for Clinton’s
presidential campaign in 1992; she accompanied him to Washington after his
inauguration. Her daughter, Helen Dickey, was Chelsea Clinton’s nanny and
lived on the third floor of the residence at the White House.


14 posted on 05/07/2012 5:06:27 PM PDT by ansel12
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To: nascarnation
Don't remember that. I wasn't into politics then but I am sure the nanny will be found.
15 posted on 05/07/2012 5:06:47 PM PDT by Bronzy (No more RINO's)
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To: cantfindagoodscreenname

Well, the public schools are going to make sure kids without TV get corrupted too.


16 posted on 05/07/2012 5:09:43 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: Sub-Driver; Revolting cat!
... but spent “hundreds of hours” playing old-school computer games like “Oregon Trail” and “Carmen San Diego” with her dad.

How many hours did William rack up playing Leisure Suit Larry?


17 posted on 05/07/2012 5:11:05 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Barack Obama has cut and run from what he called "the right war".)
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To: cantfindagoodscreenname
With children 22 years old, you did good. Guess you remembered your days of yard playing and bike riding until told to come in by dark.
18 posted on 05/07/2012 5:11:23 PM PDT by Bronzy (No more RINO's)
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To: cantfindagoodscreenname

I am with you on this one. I have kids who, thankfully, disregard TV today, but for fall football.


19 posted on 05/07/2012 5:12:11 PM PDT by RitaOK (Nevermind, Newt. Forget the convention. I'm trusting God for the rest.)
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To: GeronL

Bill Clinton didn’t use a condom with Monica. He practiced unsafe sex.


20 posted on 05/07/2012 5:12:42 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Barack Obama has cut and run from what he called "the right war".)
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To: ansel12
Robyn Dickey, the former White House Director of Special Projects and Special Needs,

Heh, heh.

21 posted on 05/07/2012 5:13:06 PM PDT by Zuben Elgenubi
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To: Sub-Driver

Why is this even news. Her parents are a couple of perverts and degenerates.

Dad is a alleged rapist and sexual predator and a traitor and a disbarred lawyer.

Mom is a disgusting unindicted felon for Lord knows how many crimes she committed in the 8 stinking years they were in our White House.

And now we get this “disciplinary” crap from Chelsea? Who the hell really cares. She should be totally ashamed of both of her parents for so many reasons. Golly . . . can’t the Clintoons just go away?


22 posted on 05/07/2012 5:15:17 PM PDT by laweeks
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To: ansel12
Mrs Dickey, a divorcee now aged 50, handled finances for Clinton’s presidential campaign in 1992

How is her hush money different than that paid by John Edwards to his on-staff floozy?

23 posted on 05/07/2012 5:15:35 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Barack Obama has cut and run from what he called "the right war".)
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To: Sub-Driver

Bubba told her no pizza??? Talk about a “do as I say and not as I do” hypocritical Lib.


24 posted on 05/07/2012 5:16:27 PM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: Sub-Driver

What the hell does BJ know? He wasn’t home. He didn’t raise that child.


25 posted on 05/07/2012 5:22:34 PM PDT by goseminoles
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To: a fool in paradise

It’s a distinction without a difference.


26 posted on 05/07/2012 5:22:54 PM PDT by Past Your Eyes (What if there is no tomorrow? There wasn't one today.)
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To: a fool in paradise

It’s a distinction without a difference.


27 posted on 05/07/2012 5:23:01 PM PDT by Past Your Eyes (What if there is no tomorrow? There wasn't one today.)
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To: Bronzy

>>She may have been given a dump truck instead of a doll but TV and Sesame Street ruled.<<

Only when parents actually raised their kids.
How many nannies did this kid have?


28 posted on 05/07/2012 5:24:27 PM PDT by netmilsmom (Romney scares me. Obama is the freaking nightmare that is so bad you are afraid to go back to sleep)
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To: Bronzy

I believe it, some parents certainly were.


29 posted on 05/07/2012 5:29:14 PM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: Sub-Driver

When Chelsea was allowed to have pizza, did Monica deliver it?


30 posted on 05/07/2012 5:37:27 PM PDT by Argus
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To: a fool in paradise

You got me, I guess the Clinton administration was outside the law. Someday historians will reveal it for the history making cesspool that it was, but that is many decade in the future.


31 posted on 05/07/2012 5:42:49 PM PDT by ansel12
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To: laweeks
Golly . . . can’t the Clintoons just go away?

On the contrary, the current occupant of the White House allows me to reflect fondly on the Clinton years. I'd love to go back to those halcyon 1990s when we all had jobs and the most troubling news out of Washington dealt with cigars and stained dresses.

32 posted on 05/07/2012 5:46:35 PM PDT by Drew68 (I WILL vote to defeat Barack Hussein Obama!)
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To: GeronL

Along with teaching 7 year olds about oral sex and glorifying it, along with masturbating in sinks.


33 posted on 05/07/2012 5:52:26 PM PDT by savagesusie (Right Reason According to Nature = Just Law)
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To: Sub-Driver

She’s a Clinton. That means she is a liar.


34 posted on 05/07/2012 5:57:26 PM PDT by AppyPappy (If you really want to annoy someone, point out something obvious that they are trying hard to ignore)
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To: savagesusie

No TV/movies and very restricted internet access is a good idea these days as long as there is also no public schools.

Heck I think a new rule should be created, no dating until your 18, then we won’t care. Be super protective until they are 18 and aren’t going to be on your conscious (or your moral dime) anymore.


35 posted on 05/07/2012 5:58:29 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: ansel12

They came close to wagging their tongues when Hillary posed a threat to Obama’s candidacy (the media even hushed up Edward’s scandal to keep him viable in the race and keep Hillary in a three-way race for delegates).

The Clintons were bought off in 2008 with Hillary’s promise of a cabinet position and returning Clintonistas to Washington in the Obama administration.


36 posted on 05/07/2012 6:00:32 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Barack Obama has cut and run from what he called "the right war".)
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To: a fool in paradise

The bent one didn’t consider ‘door no. 2’ sex tho iirc. Which leads to this question: Why couldn’t the most powerful man on earth, the man with his finger on the nuke trigger.......rate anything better than a freakin’ spitter!!!??


37 posted on 05/07/2012 6:01:39 PM PDT by bobby.223 (Retired high up in the mountains of the American Redoubt and it's a GREAT life!)
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To: Sub-Driver

I would think that at some point the tv news would have been too embarrassing for her to watch with her parents.


38 posted on 05/07/2012 6:04:22 PM PDT by John W (Viva Cristo Rey!)
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To: bobby.223

OLD joke: Hillary to Chelsea: “Are you having sex?” Chelsea: “Not according to Dad!”


39 posted on 05/07/2012 6:05:27 PM PDT by boop (I hate hippies and dopeheads. Just hate them. ...Ernest Borgnine)
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To: bobby.223

She was the only one foolish enough to believe his cock and bull story about leaving his wife for her.


40 posted on 05/07/2012 6:07:03 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Barack Obama has cut and run from what he called "the right war".)
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To: Sub-Driver


41 posted on 05/07/2012 6:21:13 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: cantfindagoodscreenname

I know exactly what your are talking about. My kids regularly thank me for limiting their TV viewing to about an hour a week and encouraging them to read. They have the same policy with their kids and the result is my kids and grand children have very happy dispositions and thoroughtly endjoy life. I’m so proud of them all!


42 posted on 05/07/2012 6:25:26 PM PDT by balls (0 lies like a Muslim (Google "taqiyya"))
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To: All

Hells bells, it’s now wonder why Bill told her she couldn’t have pizza.

Monica Lewinski was making the deliveries.


43 posted on 05/07/2012 6:32:34 PM PDT by SamKeck
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To: Drew68
I'd love to go back to those halcyon 1990s when we all had jobs and the most troubling news out of Washington dealt with cigars and stained dresses.

Yeah, I guess you're right.At least we knew where they were: Clinton was getting Lewinskied by Lewinski in the White House and Hitlery was cleaning up blood stains and stealing things from our White House. As long as slimy Bill was getting his cigars humidified and he and Hitlery were sharing the female interns, all was well.

44 posted on 05/07/2012 6:33:33 PM PDT by laweeks
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To: laweeks

Well other than Bill giving missile technology to the Chicoms for campaign donations.


45 posted on 05/07/2012 6:37:30 PM PDT by Clay Moore (The heart of the wise inclines to the right, but the heart of a fool to the left. Ecclesiastes 10:2)
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To: GeronL
Well, the public schools are going to make sure kids without TV get corrupted too.

Well, they didn't get my kids. I taught them myself.

46 posted on 05/07/2012 6:42:51 PM PDT by cantfindagoodscreenname (I really hate not knowing what was said in the deleted posts....)
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To: Bronzy
With children 22 years old, you did good. Guess you remembered your days of yard playing and bike riding until told to come in by dark.

I did! The streetlight was my friend back in the day! Thanks!

47 posted on 05/07/2012 6:44:38 PM PDT by cantfindagoodscreenname (I really hate not knowing what was said in the deleted posts....)
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To: balls
My kids regularly thank me for limiting their TV viewing to about an hour a week and encouraging them to read. They have the same policy with their kids and the result is my kids and grand children have very happy dispositions and thoroughtly endjoy life. I’m so proud of them all!

We also talked about the fact that three of my kids are boys (one girl) and that they could end up marrying women who won't raise them this way. He assured me that that wouldn't happen, lol. I hope he's right. I'd love to have the same joy you do in seeing my grandchildren raised with the same values and love of learning. How blessed you are!

48 posted on 05/07/2012 6:51:56 PM PDT by cantfindagoodscreenname (I really hate not knowing what was said in the deleted posts....)
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To: RitaOK
I am with you on this one. I have kids who, thankfully, disregard TV today, but for fall football.

Yes, football is big in our home, too. :-)

49 posted on 05/07/2012 6:53:13 PM PDT by cantfindagoodscreenname (I really hate not knowing what was said in the deleted posts....)
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To: a fool in paradise

You mean cigar sex is not safe sex?


50 posted on 05/07/2012 7:08:23 PM PDT by Protect the Bill of Rights
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