Long before the scrunchies, and constant critiquing of her various political hair styles, Hillary Rodham Clinton was a Sixties college graduate wearing striped pants and John Lennon-style glasses. Today marks her 65th birthday, and to commemorate, LIFE magazine has released a series of previously unpublished black and white images of a then 22-year-old Miss Rodham, taken by Lee Balterman at her suburban Park Ridge, Illinois, home in the summer of 1969. The candid photographs of the current U.S. Secretary of State, former First Lady, and champion of women worldwide, were taken less than two weeks after she graduated,
Comments: Heavy sigh. You can easily see how the old horn dog fell in love with her. She's especially attractive in the striped pants. s/o
Predictably, this young busy body so full of herself went on to turn the U.S. government on an unrelated domestic kook in retaliation for an act of war on foreign soil. And, she was proud to do so, expeting everyone to agree. Smug, myopic, controlling ... her strong points. Regard for liberty, objective sense of reality, restraint, trust and regard for others' abilities ... not so much.
I was getting ready for lunch until I saw the photos. More effective than the Atkins plan. And I'm not just talking about the pants.
Just a minor point, I suppose, but that adoption law passed during Bill Clinton's second term, was part of the republican contract with america. But bill took credit for it, and now hillary takes credit for it. She worked for the Children's Defense Fund as legal counsel, but she failed the D.C. bar exam, the easiest bar exam in the U.S. So she practiced law without a license. In addition, the children's defense fund, as far as I know, didn't push adoption, but supported foster care and the reuniting the child with his or her birth family. Finally, Chelsea bears no resemblance to Bill Clinton.
Here's a thought, from a male point of view, it would take a case of beer, a bullet wound, and extremely low lights to...well, you get the picture. Now she has lizard skin, like a sun ruined man. Is it any wonder Bill roamed the country in search for a...well, you get the picture.
I'm a Chicagoan by birth and grew up economically pretty far from the entitled in Park Ridge. When these photos were taken, I was in Mississippi going through aircraft electronics training prior to going overseas. Meanwhile, Hillary was at Wellsley writing her thesis on Saul Alinsky (a good read, BTW, on the Internet). Youth was good to us all. Back in '69, Hillary was simply homely. Today, and for many years now, she's been downright ugly.
fta "champion of women", well Oliva, lets analyze that statement. Do you believe that living a lie, staying in a marriage that is a false front so that you can have power and a rich life is something women should aspire to? That is no better than a whore on the street corner. If Hillary is such an accomplished person, why doesn't she stand on her own two feet?
The best Hillary looked was when she was running for the nomination against Obama, back in '08. The nicely coiffed hair, etc. She claims that her daughter asked her to let her hair grow long for her wedding. Now, she doesn't even keep it neat! She'd look much better with it up in a twist or cut neck length for a professional look.
She wasn't a lesbian...Besides, why do some of you keep throwing "lesbian" around as if that is some kind of bad thing?? People don't ask to be attracted to one sex or another. I wish some people would stop attacking other's sexual orientation as if it matters. Conservatives are supposed to see people as INDIVIDUALS and judge each person on his or her individual character--let's leave the groupthink to lefties.
Shutting down the government would not block Obamacare from taking effect, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said Tuesday. The comments, first reported by WYMT, don’t offer any help to Republican Sens. Marco Rubio, Mike Lee and Ted Cruz, who have been pushing for their colleagues to vote against any continuing resolution that does not defund the healthcare law. They argue it is the last chance to get rid of the much derided law. If Congress does not pass a continuing resolution to fund the government past the end of September, the government will shutdown. In his first public comments on
In response to the Newtown, Conn. massacre and a host of school shootings in recent years, the Obama administration released a 67-page report on emergency planning this summer that includes several pages advising educators on how to manage “an active shooter situation.” The U.S. Department of Education’s “live-shooter” section doesn’t recommend that schools arm teachers or employ armed guards. It doesn’t even advise schools to add door locks for classrooms. Instead, the section counsels teachers and students to “run,” “hide” and then “fight”—but only “if neither running nor hiding is a safe option.”
Washington (CNN) -- Former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., once a rising Democratic star whose political fortunes imploded over crimes to finance lavish living, was sentenced to 30 months in prison on Wednesday. "I misled the American people," Jackson, 48, said before U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson imposed the term, which she said should be served in Alabama. The ex-Illinois lawmaker´s wife, Sandi, received a 12-month sentence for her role in her husband´s misuse of roughly $750,000 in campaign funds over several years. The pair pleaded guilty in February to various charges -- Jackson to one count of conspiracy to commit wire
The U.S. Defense Department announced on Wednesday that it will make "spousal and family benefits" available no later than Sept. 3, 2013, regardless of sexual orientation, for all service members who can provide a valid marriage certificate. And what about same-sex military couples who live in a state where same-sex marriage is not allowed? No problem. "We recognize that same-sex military couples who are not stationed in a jurisdiction that permits same-sex marriage would have to travel to another jurisdiction to marry. That is why the department will implement policies to allow military personnel in such a relationship non-chargeable leave for the
The "new energy future" will require the federal government to encourage "the right kinds of behavior," Interior Secretary Sally Jewell told a clean energy summit in Nevada on Tuesday. "When you are getting into a new energy future, you really benefit from having the support of states -- and the federal government encouraging the right kinds of behavior and encouraging those incentives (for solar panel installation), she said. Jewell mentioned the "right" kind of behavior twice in her speech, without specifically saying what it means. But she did give some hints.
President Barack Obama privately derided the controversy over the blockbuster June 6 revelation of the National Security Agency’s far-reaching capabilities as “noise rather than something that’s real and meaningful,” said Education Secretary Arne Duncan. Duncan revealed Obama’s dismissive attitude to the dramatic claims by a former defense contractor, Edward Snowden, in a Washington Post report on a White House program to increase Internet use in schools. Obama made the remark to Duncan on June 6, as they were flying on Air Force One to visit a school in Mooresville, N.C., according to the last few paragraphs of the Post’s
For all of the incessant and on-going speculation about Hillary Clinton´s 2016 campaign — two days of stories about the Clinton Foundation, stepping to the center of New York City´s mayoral debate — one point is worth making. There is nothing — no poll, no historic data, no web indicators — which tells us much about how likely a Clinton victory would be. It´s far too early for polls. In June of 2009 — slightly farther away from 2012 than 2016 is from now — CNN reported on a poll looking at the Republican presidential primary.
ESPN has fired Numbers Never Lie host and former NFL star Hugh Douglas after he purportedly called his co-host Michael Smith a “house n*gger” and an “Uncle Tom” during a drunken confrontation earlier this month. During the National Association of Black Journalists Convention earlier this month in Orlando, Douglas allegedly shouted the slurs at his co-host. Deadspin was the first to report on the incident: Douglas was, again, very drunk. Lots of people were drinking, so this was less of a big deal, but then he started making some movements toward the stage at the club. … One person told
The article on the Clinton Foundation the New York Times published today is a reminder of what you inevitably get with Bill and Hillary Clinton: tremendous smarts, drive, ambition ... and a lot of baggage. "For all of its successes, the Clinton Foundation had become a sprawling concern, supervised by a rotating board of old Clinton hands, vulnerable to distraction and threatened by conflicts of interest," Nicholas Confessore and Amy Chozick report. "It ran multimillion-dollar deficits for several years, despite vast amounts of money flowing in. And concern was rising inside and outside the organization about Douglas J. Band,
A new law in Washington DC allows individuals to change the sex designation on their birth certificate based on the gender they personally identify as, no matter what sexual organs they actually have. It´s called the Marriage Officiant Amendment Act of 2013 and it repeals the old law that requires a surgical sex-change operation for an official gender switch on an individual´s birth certificate. Now, people who want to change their assigned sex in the eyes of the state only need to provide a written request and a signed statement from a healthcare provider. Mayor Vincent Gray framed the new law in
What,” Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani was asked, “is [Islam’s] judgment on sodomy and lesbianism?” “Forbidden,” he curtly pronounced. “Those involved in the act should be punished. In fact, sodomites should be killed in the worst manner possible.” So what does Barack Obama have to say about that? Cynically mounting his high horse last week in the cozy confines of Jay Leno’s late-night TV comedy program — a venue popular with his ill-informed admirers, one where hypocrisy won’t be noticed, much less challenged — the president declaimed, “I have no patience for countries that try to treat gays or lesbians or transgender persons in ways
Business mogul Donald Trump said the GOP would need a “perfect candidate” to prevent Democratic favorite Hillary Clinton from winning in 2016, warning that Republicans faced a tougher fight than the campaigns against President Obama. “She will be tougher to beat. Actually, she´ll be tougher to beat than President Obama in my opinion,” Trump said in an interview Tuesday with Fox News’s Great Van Susteren. Polls show former Secretary of State Clinton is the clear frontrunner for the 2016 Democratic nomination, but she has yet to declare whether she will consider a run. Trump, who flirted with running for the GOP nomination in
President Obama asserted the unilateral power to "tweak" inconvenient laws in last Friday´s news conference, underscoring his Administration´s increasingly cavalier notions about law enforcement. So it´s good that the judiciary—a coequal branch of government, in case the Administration forgot—is starting to check the White House. In a major rebuke on Tuesday, the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals issued an unusual writ of mandamus, which is a direct judicial order compelling the government to fulfill a legal obligation. This "extraordinary remedy" is nominally about nuclear waste, writes Judge Brett Kavanaugh for the 2-1 majority, yet the case "raises significant questions about the
LOS ANGELES -- Oprah Winfrey says she's "sorry" a media frenzy emerged after saying she experienced racism during a trip to Switzerland."I think that incident in Switzerland was just an incident in Switzerland. I'm really sorry that it got blown up. I purposefully did not mention the name of the store. I'm sorry that I said it was Switzerland," Winfrey said "I was just referencing it as an example of being in a place where people don't expect that you would be able to be there," she continued.In recent interview with "Entertainment Tonight," Winfrey recalled a clerk at an upscale Zurich boutique refusing to show her a handbag. Winfrey said she was told she could not afford the $38,000 purse. Staff has added more text.
Oprah Winfrey says she´s kinda sorta "sorry" for the fallout that ensued after she told the media about a "racist" encounter at a purse store in Switzerland ... saying, "I´m really sorry that it got blown up." Yeah, right. Oprah addressed the media at the premiere of "The Butler" in L.A. last night -- backpedaling after the shop in question started to refute O´s allegations of racism during an incident last month. The shop owner says the whole thing was a "misunderstanding" and had "nothing to do with racism." Last night, Oprah said ... "I think that incident in Switzerland."
On August 12, Joe DiGenova, attorney for one of the Benghazi whistleblowers, told Washington D.C.´s WMAL that one of the reasons people have remained tight-lipped about Benghazi is because 400 U.S. missiles were "diverted to Libya" and ended up being stolen and falling into "the hands of some very ugly people." DiGenova represents Benghazi whistleblower Mark Thompson. He told WMAL that he "does not know whether [the missiles] were at the annex, but it is clear the annex was somehow involved in the distribution of those missiles."
The Missouri chapter of the NAACP appealed for the U.S. Department of Justice and the Secret Service to launch an investigation and open a federal case against the rodeo clown who donned a mask of President Obama’s face and mocked with the crowd: Do you want to see a bull run down Mr. Obama? The NAACP says the clown was guilty of inciting violence against the president. In a statement reported by Breitbart, the NAACP’s state president, Mary Ratliff, wrote: “The activities at the Missouri State Fair targeting and inciting violence against our president are serious and warrant a full
Last week I wrote a column about the reality that House Republicans are ready to cave on so-called comprehensive immigration reform. There was a final paragraph in that column my editor decided not to use. That is the editor’s right for two reasons: one, every site has a voice they wish to adhere to interns of form and content; and two, he who pays, gets the final say. Ironically, what was omitted by my editor was not lost on scores of astute letter writers who commented on the piece. I would like them to know that I have the same feelings
IRS? A system of voluntary tax compliance cannot survive a dishonest IRS. Lois Lerner and company have virtually ruined the agency. For the foreseeable future, each time an American receives a tax query, he will wonder to what degree his politics ensures enhanced or reduced scrutiny — or whether his name as a donor, activist, or partisan has put him on a watch list. Worse still, when a high commissioner of the IRS takes the 5th Amendment, it sends a frightening message: those audited go to jail when they refuse to testify; those who audit them who do the same
In the wake of a rodeo clown’s anti-Obama skit this weekend, the Missouri State Fair is forcing all clowns to undergo sensitivity training. The state fair commission voted Monday to ratify the decision to ban the clown in question who wore an Obama mask as the rodeo announcer asked if the crowd wanted to see him get run down by a bull. The crowd enthusiastically approved, according to local media reports. But the state commission went further, saying it will require that before the Rodeo Cowboy Association can take part in any future state fair, “they must provide evidence to
Over the weekend, former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin said New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is “for big government and trying to go along to get along.” She added that Christie has “got a schtick going there where he’s got a YouTube videographer following him around, kind of these set-up situations sometimes so he can be seen as perhaps a little bit avant-garde and going rogue on things.” Christie said nothing in return. He should. Here’s why.Taking on Palin is good politics for Christie or Jeb Bush or anyone else who is planning to run as a quasi-establishment candidate for president in
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Monday that she will soon tour the nation and deliver a series of speeches to promote more trust in government. She made her remarks at an annual American Bar Association meeting in San Francisco. More specifically, Mrs. Clinton said she was launching a series of speeches on foreign policy. And as part of those addresses, she planned to speak about the need to restore faith in government, Breitbart reported. She also bashed voter identification laws, telling 1,000 members of the
The father of one of three Florida teens charged in a vicious school bus attack said his son is “sorry” for taking part in the July beating that made national headlines. As the trio headed to court on Tuesday, Julian McKnight said his son Julian, 15, has also suffered in the aftermath of the July 9 attack on a Pinellas County school bus after it left Lealman Intermediate School in the St. Petersburg-area community of Gulfport. “All I can say is that he had his consequences already, you know?” McKnight said. “This is life. I am sorry what happened
On Monday, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton told the American Bar Association annual meeting in San Francisco that she would be launching a series of speeches about American foreign policy in the “next few months.” According to Philip Rucker, White House correspondent for The Washington Post, Hillary planned to emphasize restoring faith in government – an ironic theme, considering that she was a member of the current administration presiding over the rapid decline in faith in government. The speech today was clearly a launching point for a 2016 campaign. She put heavy emphasis on bashing voter