Daily Archives: December 21, 2015

LADY TAKES A LEAK

With apologies to the late Billie Holliday

So the democrats had a debate Saturday night. The extravaganza drew an audience of 8 million, about the same as a rerun of South Park. It was painfully obvious to any objective observer that this was a monumental waste of broadcast time in an effort to hide the fact that their nominee is an arrogant slut whose pomposity and hubris were on full display. There was little of note during this little get-together except another Clinton lie about Trump being a recruiter for ISIS. Her campaign first defended the statement, then later admitted it was just another lie. At that point,what difference did it make?

I’m not at all comfortable with Trump as the Republican nominee, but at this point if Cankles is destined to succeed to the throne at least the months-long food fight between those two would be worth it. A last hurrah for the nation, as it were.

HER VIEW ON THE WAR ON TERROR
Clinton On ISIS: “We Now Finally Are Where We Need to Be”

BERNIE IS IN THE RACE STRICTLY FOR COMIC RELIEF… QUIT WHINING
Bernie Sanders campaign manager accuses DNC of being in the tank for Hillary Clinton

Dem Debate: Hillary Clinton Dodges Responsibility for Libya
YOU EXPECTED DIFFERENT?

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton twice dodged moderator Martha Raddatz’s simple question on Libya at Saturday night’s Democratic debate in Manchester, New Hampshire: “How much responsibility do you bear for the chaos that followed elections?”

Well, first, let’s remember why we became part of a coalition to stop Gadhafi from committing massacres against his people. The United States was asked to support the Europeans and the Arab partners that we had. And we did a lot of due diligence about whether we should or not. And eventually, yes, I recommended and the President decided that we would support the action to protect civilians on the ground and that led to the overthrow of Gadhafi. BLAH,BLAH,FREAKIN’ BLAH
http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2015/12/19/dem-debate-hillary-clinton-dodges-responsibility-for-libya/

LADY TAKES A POTTY BREAK

Hillary Clinton Missed Debate Because She Wouldn’t Share A Bathroom

Democratic presidential frontrunner Hillary Clinton was late getting back to the debate stage Saturday night because she didn’t want to share a restroom with a Martin O’Malley staffer.
Clinton reportedly went to the ladies’ room during the commercial break, according to The Boston Globe. Clinton even had a campaign employee on bathroom duty to make sure Clinton could quickly get inside the restroom and return to the stage. But when that staffer let in O’Malley spokeswoman Lis Smith, Clinton waited outside.
And the Clinton camp is reeling from a Breitbart News report that the DNC is really not so fair and impartial in this primary. How could it be? After all, the Clinton campaign is funding the DNC and its state-level get-out-the-vote efforts!

http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2015/12/20/hillary-clinton-missed-debate-wouldnt-share-bathroom/

I DON’T KNOW IF THIS IS CURMUDGEON’S HANDIWORK OR GRUNT’S
IT’S HILARIOUS

I contacted our cub reporter Scoop and asked if he could do a little snooping. Here’s the exclusive report he filed just a few minutes ago.

CHAPPAQUA, NY—According to sources close to the Clinton campaign, Hillary has taken to spending more and more time in the can. Aides are concerned that she may meet the same fate as Elvis who was rumored to have died on the toilet due to “overexertion in the privy.”

The source, who asked to remain anonymous, said that she clenches her fists, grabs hold of the toilet seat and really bears down. She has been seen with beads of sweat dotting her aged forehead after emerging from the bathroom.

The unnamed source allowed our reporter to hide in the corner of the guest house living room where the former Secretary of State was doing a photo shoot for a rather famous company that produces a toilet spray designed to trap unpleasant bathroom odors.
http://www.politicalclownparade.blogspot.com/2015/12/oh-poo.html

DIANNY COULDN’T RESIST

The Most Tardy Woman in the World

Posted on December 20, 2015 by Dianny

Apparently Hillary Clinton was about as interested in the Democrat Debate as I was.

During the commercial break that happened at 9:30 pm, Hillary was a wee bit tardy in getting back when the debate started up again nearly six minutes later.
“Sorry” says the most tardy woman in the world.

Now, at the previous debate, Hillary made a joke that, as a woman she needed more time in the restroom. I’m a woman. I can be in and out of a bathroom in under a minute. And that includes washing my hands. The only time it has taken me longer is if I have to wait in line. And something tells me that the bathrooms provided for the candidates aren’t being flooded by people, but rather, are private facilities in green rooms. So unless she ate nothing but bean burritos and Ex-Lax the entire day, why the hell would she need more than five minutes?

I have my theories.

Hillary: Trump’s a Bigot; Guns Help Terrorists, Not You

Hillary Clinton on Saturday laid out what could be themes for her upcoming general election campaign, saying Donald Trump is a bigot and guns help terrorists, not average Americans.
“He is becoming ISIS’s best recruiter. They are going to people showing videos of Donald Trump insulting Islam and Muslims in order to recruit more radical jihadists. So I want to explain why this is not in America’s interest to react with this kind of fear and respond to this sort of bigotry.”

Like President Obama before her, Clinton linked gun violence to terrorism, with the implicit suggestion that limiting Second Amendment rights could help combat ISIS attacks in America.

http://www.whitehousedossier.com/2015/12/20/hillary-trumps-bigot-guns-terrorists/

ABC Lets Stephanopoulos Host Pre, Post-Debate; Teams with Brazile to Tout ‘Battle-Tested’ Hillary
HEY, SHE WAS HIS BOSS
Showing that they’ve learned next to nothing from the George Stephanopoulos/Clinton Foundation scandal, ABC allowed its chief anchor in Stephanopoulos to anchor its pre-game coverage of Saturday’s Democratic presidential debate.

Not surprisingly, the former Clinton White House official teamed with DNC Vice Chairwoman Donna Brazile to gush over how Hillary Clinton has “found her footing during the fall” and has been “battle tested” following e-mail server and Clinton Foundation scandals that rocked her candidacy earlier in the year.

http://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/nb/curtis-houck/2015/12/19/abc-lets-stephanopoulos-host-pre-post-debate-teams-brazile-tout#sthash.lUrJ6bhk.dpuf

ABC’s Raddatz Throws Softball to Hillary on First Spouses; ‘Is It Time to Change the Role?’
In the final set of questions of Saturday’s Democratic presidential debate prior to the closing statements, ABC’s co-moderator Martha Raddatz served up a massive softball to frontrunner Hillary Clinton concerning how former President Bill Clinton would function as a member of the First Family if Hillary is elected president.

Promising “to make a very sharp turn as we wrap things up here,” Raddatz began by explaining to Clinton: “First Ladies, as you well know, have used their position to work on important causes like literacy and drug abuse, but they also supervise the menus, the flowers, the holiday ornaments and White House decor.”

http://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/nb/curtis-houck/2015/12/19/abcs-raddatz-throws-softball-hillary-first-spouses-it-time-change#sthash.76teaXbU.dpuf

THIS WAS HER TREATMENT OF DR. CARSON:

Palmieri struggles to defend Hillary Clinton’s claim that videos of Trump are ISIS recruitment tools
TOUGH TO BE THE BUTCHERS’ PRESS SECRETARY

Hillary Clinton to Unleash Her ‘Not So Secret Weapon’ Bill Clinton in January
PREDICTION: WE WILL BE REGALED OVER AND OVER AND OVER AND OVER ABOUT HOW HE SINGLE-HANDEDLY PRODUCED BUDGET SURPLUSES.
THE FACT THAT HE ENJOYED THE LABORS OF A REAGAN AND BUSH ECONOMY, THE DOT COM BUBBLE, AND A REPUBLICAN HOUSE LED BY NEWT GINGRICH TO CONTROL SPENDING, IS IRRELEVANT.

Former President Bill Clinton joined his wife Hillary in a surprise appearance after the third Democratic debate at a watch party, in Manchester, New Hampshire, Saturday night.

Clinton stood side by side with her husband, saying the former president will be out on the campaign trail in January.
“I think this is fair to say that starting in January, I will have my not so secret weapon,” she said. “We’re going to cover as much ground as we possibly can.”
It was the first time the former president made a public appearance immediately following one of the debates.

President Clinton also took to the mic to address the crowd at the local tavern.

HEY, MR. PRESIDENT: ARE YOU STILL DATING?
http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/hillary-clinton-unleash-secret-weapon-bill-clinton-january/story?id=35870901

This is probably the last political post before Christmas.
We all need a break.

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Feeding Forward

Here is someone who really puts the Work into Feeding the Hungry!

Feeding Forward

A Mighty Girl – December 19, 2015

A chance encounter with a homeless veteran made 21-year-old Komal Ahmad realize that she wanted to devote her life to eradicating hunger around the world — with 356 million pounds of edible food thrown away daily, she considers hunger “the world’s dumbest problem.” Four years later, the now 25-year-old is the founder and CEO of Feeding Forward, a non-profit organization which has built a real-time, web-based platform to connect businesses with leftover food to organizations that feed the hungry. Thanks to its unique system, 780,000 pounds of high-quality, fresh food have gone to feed over 600,000 people in need instead of ending up in landfills!

Four years ago, a man approached Ahmad to ask for money for a sandwich; instead, the then undergraduate at UC Berkeley took him to lunch. “We sat and had lunch and I asked him his story and he said, ‘I just came back from my second deployment in Iraq, I was evicted from my house last week, I’ve been waiting for several weeks to have my benefits kick in, but until then, I don’t have any money and I don’t have any food,’ she recalls. “I’m sitting in front of a veteran – someone who had made the most selfless sacrifice possible and something I was planning to make myself as I was about to enter the U.S. Navy – and this guy is now quite literally on the streets begging for food.”

Determined to find a way to eradicate hunger, Ahmad started an on-campus food recovery program to donate leftover meals from the dining hall. But she quickly realized that getting perishable food to people was a huge challenge. In one memorable incident, the dining hall offered 500 sandwiches from an event that was poorly attended, but they had to be used that day since they were perishable. “I rent a Zipcar and I drive to our dining hall dock, and I’m by myself, so it takes me 30 minutes to load the food,” Ahmad says. “Then I call our entire list of recipient agencies…a third of them don’t answer the phone, a third of them said they were good for that day and the last third said they would love to take 15 sandwiches.” She remembers thinking that “It shouldn’t be this hard to do something good. It’s so frustrating and so difficult to find the people that need the food.”

To address this problem and make food donation easier and more efficient than standard food donation initiatives found in many localities, Ahmad started Feeding Forward. When a company or event planner has extra food, all they need to do is use the Feeding Forward app or website to provide details of the donation and a volunteer driver is sent to deliver the food to food banks or shelters based on those organization’s current needs. These donated meals are also often much more nutritious than organizations could provide on their own: Eric Venable, San Francisco City Director of City Team, says “They are giving us very high-quality food….With this really good donated food, there’s more protein. That just really helps those who are eating one, maybe two meals a day.” And, as in most big cities, a tremendous amount of food goes to waste in the San Francisco Bay area. After one food conference featuring celebrity chefs, Feeding Forward received over 5,000 pounds of food donations, which fed over 4,200 people in eight different shelters and food banks and diverted more than 25,000 pounds of carbon dioxide emissions from landfills.

Feeding Forward already operates in six cities in Northern California, with a 99% pickup rate and over 780,000 pounds of food donated so far. According to Maen Mahfoud, the group’s Head of Internal Operations, there are plenty of opportunities for expansion: “We’ve gotten more than 6,000 requests from people who want to expand nationally and around the world – from Brussels to Israel to Berlin to France.” Ahmad says that’s exactly what she wants to see. “Just like you can hail an Uber, you should be able to donate your food in minutes. My dream was never for this to be just nascent here.” After all, she observes, “These are huge cities that have absurd amounts of food thrown away every day. We are trying to make the Bay Area a case study to say ‘Hey, if it works here, it can work anywhere.'”

You can learn more about Feeding Forward — or sign up to help out as a volunteer food delivery driver — on their website at https://www.feedingforward.com/ or in a recent People profile at http://bit.ly/1FjGcQh

For a heartwarming new book that addresses an issue kids rarely hear about — hunger in their local community and how they can help — we highly recommend “Maddi’s Fridge” for ages 4 to 8 at http://www.amightygirl.com/maddi-s-fridge

For more books for children and teens that explore different aspects of hardship in local communities in sensitive and compassionate ways, check out our blog post, “Cultivating Compassion: 15 Books About Financial Hardship Close to Home,” at http://www.amightygirl.com/blog/?p=10049

And, if you’d like to encourage your Mighty Girl’s interest in programming — and help her discover how she can use technology to change the world — check out the recommendations in our blog post, “Wrapped up in Science: Top 40 Science Toys for Mighty Girls” at http://www.amightygirl.com/blog?p=10528

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