Sunday, April 06, 2008

I can't suspend my disbelief

“I stood in line for a very long time that night to shake his hand. And he was gracious, and he was kind to lean over to shake the hand of a 14-year-old girl ... from the suburbs of Chicago, who went to an all-white church and an all-white school, and lived in an all-white suburb. But he didn’t ask me, as I reached out my hand, ‘Where do you live, what is your experience?’ He just took it and looked in my face and thanked me for coming.”
"He even laughed uproariously when I confessed that I was, nevertheless, a staunch Republican and a Goldwater supporter."

I hate piling on, but Hillary and these convenient recollections are starting to get to me. Why do politricksters do that? Why do they have to personalize every tragedy and event to find a connection to it? Does Hillary, for instance, think that black folks are all of a sudden going to vote for her because she shook MLK's hand when she was a little girl? What the fuck is that all about?

"But he didn't ask me, as I reached out my hand..." Huh? Like what the hell was he going to ask you? Assuming this story is true-- and there is a very strong possibility that it might not be-- , are we to believe that King was wondering where this little 14 year old girl lived, and whether she was from an all white neighborhood and went to an all white school? Are you fucking kidding me Hillary? Here is a little newsflash for you my former "Goldwater Girl": damn near every little 14 year old white girl went to an all white school and lived in an all white neighborhood back then. So assuming again it's true, what made your situation so special?

I keep saying assuming it's true, because something about Hillary's account just bugs the hell out of me. Has anyone ever heard Hillary tell this story before? Anybody?........ yeah I didn't think so. You would think she would have mentioned this story somewhere to somebody. To a friend, a colleague, at a previous King event. Somewhere.

Again, I don't want to pile on, Hillary has been having a tough few days and the last thing I want to do is add to her misery. Honestly, I don't dislike the Ice Queen as much as some of you Obamaholics, but it seems that the Ice Queen has been stretching the truth just a little bit lately.

"I walked into my dorm room and took my book bag and hurled it across the room."

Okay Hillary, those were rough times for all of us. But did they even have "book bags" in 1968?

I am just sayin :)


Christopher said...

The Borg Queen's pantsuit is burning again.

Fresh on the heels of her childhood duck hunting tale, her lying about her support of NAFTA and facing enemy gunfire at the airport in Tuzla, Bosnia, comes news that she told an anecdote about an uninsured, pregnant woman who lost her baby and died herself after being denied care by an Ohio hospital. A harrowing tale by any measure.

But there is only one problem: It never happened.

The woman, Trina Bachtel, did die last August, two weeks after her baby boy was stillborn at O’Bleness Memorial Hospital in Athens, Ohio but, hospital administrators confirmed Friday that Ms. Bachtel was under the care of an obstetrics practice affiliated with the hospital, that she was never refused treatment and that she was, in fact, insured.

Said Rick Castrop, chief executive officer of the O’Bleness Health System:

“We implore the Clinton campaign to immediately desist from repeating this story.”

Linda M. Weiss, a spokeswoman for the not-for-profit hospital, said the Clinton campaign never contacted the hospital to check the accuracy of the story, which Mrs. Clinton had first heard from a Meigs County, Ohio, sheriff’s deputy in late February.

A troubling pattern has emerged about the Borg Queen. It would seem that like George Bush, she's a pathological liar and wouldn't know the truth if it bit her in the pantsuit.

Diane said...

My prediction for tomorrow's surprise recollection:

"And then Jesus touched my forehead, and told me that I was chosen to be the one . . ."

field negro said...

"And then Jesus touched my forehead, and told me that I was chosen to be the one . . ."


Chris, I am going to give her a little slack with the Hospital story. (just for now unless I hear otherwise) I am going to blame her staff for that one. I am sure she was just parroting what they told her.

Christopher Chambers said...

Meglomania is a tough disease. Just about every black politician and preacher and sorority "baselisk" and frat "polecat" is afflicted. What they cannot control, they will destroy. Indeed, stay tuned for what Mugabe does next. Quite a few parallels to the Clintons there.

Anonymous said...

OK Field. I thought it was just me (re: the book bag), but let's just tell the truth -- we didn't have book bags back then, aiight?

BTW -- I've been reading for a long time, but I had to weigh in on this one. Love the blog -- keep up the good work!

Christopher said...

The Borg Queen says she was told this latest whopper by a cop. So before she had her campaign vet this outrageous story, she began using it during campaign appearances! Now, am I the only one who is beginning to question Lady Hillary's celebrated intelligence and awesome political skills? At this point, I don't think the Borg Queen is fit to be the head of the PTA, let alone, president.

Admiral Komack said...

Clinton's chief strategist quits

The chief strategist for Hillary Clinton's campaign to become the Democratic Party's candidate for the US presidency has resigned.

Mark Penn stepped down after a row over a potential conflict of interest involving his public relations firm.

Mr Penn's company had been employed by the Colombian government to help it pursue a free-trade agreement with the US - a deal Mrs Clinton opposes.

Mrs Clinton is vying with Barack Obama for the Democratic nomination.

They have been fighting a close battle in the continuing state primary election campaign.

The latest count of pledged delegates to the party's national convention in August, according to Associated Press, puts Mr Obama at 1,634 and Mrs Clinton at 1,500.

A total of 2,024 delegates is needed to win the Democratic nomination.

Union opposition

In a statement, Mrs Clinton's campaign manager, Maggie Williams, said Mr Penn had stepped down after it was disclosed he had met Colombian officials seeking his help to push the Colombia Free Trade Agreement through Congress.

"After the events of the last few days, Mark Penn has asked to give up his role as chief strategist of the Clinton campaign," she said.

She said he would "continue to provide polling and advice to the campaign".

Mrs Clinton's communications director, Howard Wolfson, and pollster Geoff Garin will take over co-ordinating her "strategic message team", Mrs Williams added.

The Wall Street Journal reported on Friday that Mr Penn had met the Colombian ambassador to the US on 31 March in his capacity as chief executive of the public relations firm, Burson-Marsteller, to promote US approval of the trade accord.

Mr Penn later issued a statement apologising for attending the meeting, calling it an "error of judgement that will not be repeated".

His words were not, however, well received by the Colombian government, which said it considered the "declaration a lack of respect towards Colombians, which is unacceptable" and reportedly fired the PR company.

The US government completed the Colombia Free Trade Agreement in 2006 and is seeking approval in Congress. The pact would eliminate tariffs on flowers, corn, machinery, meat and other products and also set rules for investment.

A BBC correspondent in Washington says the free trade deal is opposed by US trade union leaders, whose support is essential for Mrs Clinton.

Mr Penn is not the first senior Clinton adviser to have resigned in recent months.

Geraldine Ferraro stepped down from an honorary role on Mrs Clinton's finance committee three weeks ago after she said Mr Obama would not be where he was in the race for the White House if he were not black. Patty Doyle quit as her chief of staff in February

SagaciousHillbilly said...

"Book bag?" My reaction too.
I don't remember anyone carrying anything like a "book bag" back in the late 60s early 70s.
I just can't recall anything like a "book bag" back then.

Anonymous said...

Hillary lies. We all lie. But her lies are so damn obvious.

It's like she's working on a screenplay and calling it a campaign speech.

But Diane (above) beat me to the chase. I was gonna say something like, "I bought a bean pie from Malcolm X just moments, moments, before he was tragically silenced by Elijah Muhammad for 90 days. I had tickets to his speech that following weekend, but it was canceled".

Diane wins! Dammit!

Anonymous said...

Jones arranged discussions with disadvantaged children in Chicago and took his youth group to hear Martin Luther King Jr. speak at Orchestra Hall on a Sunday night in 1962. King's address was "Sleeping Through the Revolution," and in his vibrato he decried suburbanites who passed the poor by. Jones introduced the children to King personally, and Hillary was so affected that she volunteered to babysit for the children of migrant workers during harvest.

Obama claims to be a product of Selma. Mom and Dad fucked and made him due to the excitment of Selma. But oh noessss, lying Obama was born years before Selma. Pass the cigarette, the O man addict needs a hit.

Stop drinking the kool aid.

Unknown said...

hrc's lies are indeed stunning but i am tired of her and so glad my eye was taken by the 'spanking' story.. made my morning!

Anonymous said...

Anon 12:52, you hit your head somewhere didn't you. Now go sit the hell down, please and play with your Hillary doll in the corner.

Your hate is showing big time.

Anonymous said...

None of Hilary's lies are a big deal. Why? Because she's a Clinton. We all know that's what the Clintons do! So, her lying is no big deal. It comes as no shock. Hil has very little credibility to begin with. So, this is just an 'Oh Well'

Anonymous said...

I once thought I helped the San Diego Gulls attain their minor-league record for most wins in a sesaon because of all of the screaming I did from behind their bench. Then I remembered that all I did was buy a ticket to every home game that season.

Seriously, I can't wait to see what fib she tells next. My bet is she's going to compare herself to the cartoon character Underdog because she's behind in the polls.

Anonymous said...

Field quoting Hillary:

"And he was gracious, and he was kind to lean over to shake the hand of a 14-year-old girl ... from the suburbs of Chicago, who went to an all-white church and an all-white school, and lived in an all-white suburb."

Now, the rest of the quote, the part she left out: "And on occasions told little white lies."

Unknown said...

re: Book bags. Do they still sell those pee-chee folder? I think that is what we called them. Anyhow, I remember carrying my pee-chee folders and any books by hand when I was in school ... and I recall the photos of Hillary-age students tying their books up in a belt (smile)...

re: Hillary photo. Dayum, that is one phuqued-up view of Hillary...

peace, Villager

Unknown said...

She's is just so desperate right now it's pathetic,she's telling lies left and right,can't pay her bills,down in Memphis kissing butt, while at the same time her campaign is working the 08' version of the GOP Southern Strategy...If she is going to manage the country the way she is managing her campaign, then No Thank You!...she can't get out of her own way, and she's supposed to be the "experienced" one...very sad

The PCash Perspective

field negro said...

shonufsed, I swear you must be a comedy writer some damn where.
Villager, you crack me up as well.

Anon 1:53AM, how can you say a Presidential candidate lying for the sake of lying is not a big deal?

Anon.11:05PM, thanks for the kind words.

Polzoo, I will check out your site. But honestly, I don't do too well with group discussion boards. I always end up getting kicked out.

I think I am anti social or something. Or maybe it's my handle. It offends some folks.

Anonymous said...

Please, she's a lawyer, supposedly well versed in health care legislation and issues for at risk children and she doesn't know that it's ILLEGAL for a hospital emergency room to refuse treatment if they receive federal funds? Now, not that it doesn't happen or that this particular hospital may not receive said funds but they would still refer her or transport her via ambulance to a hospital that would treat, especially if she were in crises.

To be fair though, she does speak "millions of words a day" and she's "taaaaaared" and misspeaks every now and then but she's running for PRESIDENT so cut her a break.

Don' worry though, she's a fighter and she doesn't quit so there's bound to be more to come in the looooong months ahead.

Anonymous said...

The woman is desperate.

She is running a real time public focus group hoping to find something that will have traction. The more she tries this crap the worse it gets.

The worst part is should she somehow manage to steal the party nomination, the republicans will have enough ammunition to sink her. She has swiftboated herself.

Suggestion, Mrs. Clinton, try focusing on the issues!

SouthernGirl2 said...

Diane quoted:

""And then Jesus touched my forehead, and told me that I was chosen to be the one . . ."

Just too funny!

The Christian Progressive Liberal said...

This story reeks of lying; she will get four "Pinnochios" from the AP for this one.

No, I've never heard this story before, and if she gets anywhere near the White House, we will never hear it again.

Guess she hasn't learned from her "Tales of Bosnia" has she? This story on MLK may stick because everyone who would be around to stand up and call BS are probably in an assisted-care facility or dead.

And we know her own mother won't call the BS cause that's her daughter.

Like Christopher said, the Borg Queen's pantsuit is on fire and Rome is burning while she keeps on lying.

The Christian Progressive Liberal said...

I'm going to show my age here. LOL

They were called book "Satchels" back in the 60s and 70s because I had to lobby for a new one each year I was in elementary school.

The Borg Queen could use several vials of sodium penthothal (aka truth serum) - that is, if she hasn't developed an immunity to it, but with all the lies she keeps telling, that truth serium may not do any good.

Anonymous said...

Oh, there were book bags back in the 60s, but why focus on a detail like that when the entire story is just much, much too convenient?

The classic sign of a pathological liar is the fact she'll lie when she doesn't have to.

Lola Gets said...

@Christian Prog
Yeah, I thought thats one of the words used for "book bag" back then. I think folks also said "knapsack."

As for that "spanking" case...that white guy tried to hit the Black man with a squeegee, so he should have been arrested for attempted assult too! *grumbling* A spanking aint gon hurt no grown man - suck it up!


Anonymous said...

Co-sign on your FNOTD mention.
I thoroughly enjoyed Andrew Sullivan's compelling defense of Reverend Wright and Senator Obama the other night.

Again, while I don't consider myself a Barack Obama supporter, I have tremendous respect for the manner in which he has conducted himself both as a man and as a historic political figure.

Andrew Sullivan is LIKE that! ;)

SagaciousHillbilly said...

There's some good discussion goiing on here:

just not enough. . .

Woozie said...

A wise scholar by the name of Snoop Doggy Dogg once said: "Eighty Degrees when I tell that bitch, 'Please'".

Kellybelle said...

I think this is another embelishment a la Bosnia or Chelsea& 9-11.

If Martin Luther King Jr had ever laughed at something she said, a clip of her telling that fond recollection would have been on every two-hour-history-channel-MLK-40th-anniversary-type show on tv this past weekend.

Everybody knows Condoleeza Rice went to school with one of the girls who died in the 1963 Birmingham church bombing because she tells that story repeatedly. I believe Hillary went to see King, but the two of them sharing a laugh is a lie.

Anonymous said...

Book bag was a function of affluence. You poor-no bag. Hillary has always been the more socially priveleged one. He 'married up'.


Anonymous said...

Brother Field...Ms.Clinton is developing a habit a lot of current dialogue takes. That is blending todays social standards with yesterdays social limitations. Being there, our race relationship was too contentious for these "warm snd fuzzy events" that Ms.Clinton and other white talking heads are including in their personal social resume. This may be another "whopper"....and this is the type of moral standards that we have to depend on at 2A.M.

Anonymous said...

Sorry Hillary, no book bags, and I asked my older sister too. We did have to use garter belts,fishnet stockings were very popular, so was a hamburger from Dairy Queen,but a rich white teenager going to visit a black man being chased by the FBI is, well, that's just invettable. (is that a word?)

Anonymous said...

This is very Mitt Romney-esque. Lets all jump on the King bandwagon, cause hes a safe black, (made safe over the years by the media) and hes dead so therefore he poses no threat at all. She sucks.

Also field could you do a post on Kevin Powell's bid for Congress? I think its an important issue you could shed some light on.

Anonymous said...

Yes, we had book bags ... in Detroit, in 1968. Mine was green and red plaid. It was carried like a shoulder bag and was shaped like a large envelope. They were sold at Woolworths and Kresgees.

And, she's still a Barry Goldwater-lovin' republican, regardless of her claims of being a democrat. Hence her (failed) attempt on the "southern strategy."

The Christian Progressive Liberal said...


You've just described what was called "book satchels" in Houston, Texas.

And you also described the color I got one year and made it last until I graduated elementary school. It had a handle on it and you carried it like a briefcase.

I can't believe this heifer (Hillary) has us debating about this except we have to call the BS we smelled when she told that story about meeting Dr. King, cause it looked like had that happened, she would have been like her husband when he met JFK. He actually had a picture of him shaking hands with JFK; probably to prove he wasn't lying about meeting the 35th POTUS, because everyone knew back in Little Rock, "Slick Willie" was known to tell a few whoppers. ;-)

Anonymous said...

dear field, is the bookbag a lie? who knows? i do know i felt really uncomfortable watching that clip on the television. so did my wife. hillary clinton is a stange woman, no doubt. looking forward to her exit. it won't be long now. and that is nice. she has tired me out. everday she tells a new one. where does she get her energy? how bout the bit about criticising the war before obama if you ignore all the times that he criticised it and she advocated it. like i said she is tireless and inventive in her thinking.

Unknown said...

Bookbag hun? ha ha ha

west coast story said...

I don't remember a book bag until I got to law school but I can't imagine that I carried books in my arms all the way from home and all over Berkeley's campus. We must have had something like tote bags or something to carry books and supplies. I walked every where back then so there's no way I was carrying a stack of books in my arms for a couple of miles from home and up and down that hilly campus. That's ridiculous.

Be that as it may, Billory has created such a climate of distrust that it's really funny that something so innocuous as whether she carried a book bag in college could create such a firestorm of controversy on the internet.

She had cemented her reputation as a big fat liar and now anything that comes out of her mouth is suspect.

Anonymous said...

Hey Field I saw that news show that Andrew Sullivan was on with that other really smug guy that had no clue but he knew how to paint most things black with a negative brush stroke.

Sullivan was very good. Good choice for honorary Field Negro.

Dirty Red said...

You know Field, you ain't right about your side bar of the Fake Moses. But you ain't wrong either.

Admiral Komack said...

Look out!
Here comes Sgt. Rock!

SingaporeSwim said...

I knew that she was lying about that ish when I heard her "recount" it. Too much detail. Too many dramatic pauses. Too much shaky and feigned emotion in her voice. Ice Queen indeed!

brotherkomrade said...

"He even laughed uproariously when I confessed that I was, nevertheless, a staunch Republican and a Goldwater supporter."

Once a piece of shit right-winger, always a piece of shit right-winger.

Ooops I hope I'm not being sexist by pointing out the faults of a ruling-class politician.

A.F. said...

"Once a piece of shit right-winger, always a piece of shit right-winger."

That's what I'm screamin.

And I knew she was a former republican, but I never would've guessed she was this much of a bona fide crazy person. I really wouldn't have. It's always 'spotlight on Hillary,' all about her, has to be about her, even if she has to make up a damn story about MLK signing off on her staunch little adolescent republicanism. Give me a break. And even if it's true, the fact that she would walk up to the man and announce something like that (and tell it later) bothers me just as much as if it's a lie. But it probably is a lie and it also reeks of a sociopathic effort to reach out to republicans and sane people all in the same breath.

ZACK said...

Hillary just said that she used to be a Black Panther!

Anonymous said...

Keep calling em out Field.

She'll say ANYTHING! I'm rotflmao that she would mention shaking Martin's hand as if that would be the sign to black voters that she's "down"

brotherkomrade said...

"Hillary just said that she used to be a Black Panther!"

Sheeiitt, she defended some Panthers in one isolated case. Meanwhile if the REAL Panthers ever came back under her watch, they'd be murdered by state-sponsored violence just like what happened to the Panthers in the 60s.

Anonymous said...

To be fair, there were book bags back in the 60's. Ther were referred to by several names. One of those names was "book bag". Don't make yourself look like Hugh Hewett.

Anonymous said...

Oh great. Another lie from Team Clinton.
What's next? She fought at Khe Sanh?
She was shot at while at Kent State?
She helped write songs for John Lennon?

Anonymous said...

all you people are being to hard on hillary, just because she told a little lie. Reminds me of the time when I told everybody I ate a bean pie personally prepared by Malcolm X after his pilgrimage and seen him get gunned down in 1965, even though I wasn't born yet.