asked for it, you got it.
Full frontal Hillary
News and The New York Times review Hillary Clinton's long and ineffective
tenure on Wal-Mart's board of directors
The latest dustup over Sen. Clinton's remark that it took a president to get the Civil Rights Act of 1964 passed is unfortunate since she was entirely correct. JFK tried and failed. Only a former senator majority leader loaded with the outstanding favors, political muscle and intimidating ego could have gotten that law through the very racist congress of 1964. Then, LBJ followed up with the Civil Rights Act of 1965, which allowed Richard the Rotten in 1968 to begin turning the KKK south into the Republican stronghold it remains today. The whole idea that Mrs. Clinton's statement somehow denigrates the work of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., is ludicrous. King applied the very necessary political pressure, but without LBJ in the Oval Office, the landmark legislation never would have made it. This is the analysis of someone who lived through it as a poly-sci student at Fresno State where we discussed and analyzed it to the exclusion of all else, including girls and football. All Americans should defend Mrs. Clinton against this irrational, unreasoned criticism. Be well. Raise hell. AB
culinary workers and bartenders unions endorse Obama
from the past, Daily Sparks Tribune 1-6-2008
FROZEN FULL FRONTAL HILLARY. Regular Barbwire readers may remember an ancient bugaboo I often invoke during election season. It originated with a Carson City man who displayed his world class collection of historical political paraphernalia at the Nevada legislature in the mid-1970's.
Memorabilia Man noted two trends. First, candidates who use red, white and blue win most often. (Which may happen because most candidates employ Old Glory.)
He also noted that those using yellow usually lose. I've kept a running count of such campaigns for many years, and mellow fellows rarely break .500. Sen. Clinton is using red, white and blue nationwide, but green and (aargh!) yellow in Iowa.
So I unscientifically predict that Billary will bomb because of colorful trouble in corny River City.
Be well. Raise well.
From Hearty Hometown Heroes Hurting, Daily Sparks Tribune 12-23-2007
something grounded in reality, read this report
FRONTAL HILLARY. Sen.
Clinton, D-NY, pulled a maneuver worthy of newspaper mogul William Randolph
Hearst, who legendarily once sent a reporter to ask an outrageous question
of a political leader Hearst wanted to hatchet.
admit it," said the journalist.
But she still got
the smear out worldwide.
and gold stars, Daily Sparks Tribune 12-16-2007
stockings 2007: Full frontal Hillary, Daily Sparks Tribune
from our man on the ground in Waterloo, Iowa.
Beef Wellington, anyone?
The Dean's List
The Dean of Reno Bloggers could very well be Andrew Barbano, self-described "fighter of public demons," who started putting his "Barbwire" columns online in 1996 and now runs 10 sites.
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