2016 Democratic National Convention Day 4

Hillary Clinton became the first woman to accept the
presidential nomination of a major political party in the US.

She has waited most of her life for this moment and thinks she will win in November.

  DNC speeches Day 4: CNN's Reality Check Team vets the claims   CNN - July 29, 2016

  Memorable lines from DNC's final night   CNN - July 29, 2016

In 2008 I thought that Barack Obama would make a difference, and perhaps in some regard, after eight years, he has. And yet you cannot fight the inevitability of what is to happen continues on to a grand finale. Many people have said Michelle Obama would make a great president, but there are too many obstacles. It's not about race or gender. It's about a bipolar hologram with the aspects of duality grow stronger every day. Whoever gets elected, I wish them good luck because they're going to need it.

In closing ... I want to thank Stephen Colbert for his nightly live reports, making this chapter in US history more meaningful and palatable, while showing us we can laugh in the face of diversity and anything the hologram throws at us.

2016 Democratic National Convention Day 3

Did Trump encourage the Russians to hack Hillary? I mean her email? Yes he did.

The keynote speeches were predictable - same characters - different venue.

2016 Democratic National Convention Day 2

Hillary hailed the moment in an address from her home in New York, telling women at the convention, "This is really your night." But some of her advisers say that overemphasizing the achievement could backfire - a video casting her as a worthy heir to the women's rights movement was pulled from Tuesday's convention lineup. In polls, Hillary is showing enormous weakness with a group that represented nearly half of all voters in 2012 - white voters, particularly men, without a college degree. Until Hillary entered the 2016 race, it had been decades since a former secretary had sought the White House. The post, though, could unintentionally lead to running the nation - the secretary is fourth in the line of presidential succession.

Bill Clinton delivered a deeply personal speech, talking about his wife's life and career,
while Hillary's aides try to prepare for his possible role as White House spouse.
  Will Bill Clinton's best effort be enough?   CNN - July 27, 2016

  Dem convention speeches Day 2: CNN's Reality Check Team vets the claims   CNN - July 27, 2016
The Democratic Party gathered in Philadelphia on Tuesday for the second night of its convention, and CNN's Reality Check Team put the speakers' statements and assertions to the test. The team of reporters, researchers and editors across CNN listened throughout the speeches and selected key statements, rating them true; mostly true; true, but misleading; false; or it's complicated.

On this night Hillary Clinton officially became the first woman to be nominated for president by a major US party. As a woman I should be happy, but that's not what I feel. I simply don't buy into any of this.

Victoria Woodhull

Politics, Religion, Sex, Money, Power, and Scandals

Has anything changed? No.

Patterns repeat in our algorithm/hologram.

In 1872 Victoria Woodhull was the first female to run for President of the United States though not nominated by a "major party". According to the NY Times and Wikipedia, Woodhull believed in spiritualism and worked as a fortune teller with her younger sister, Tennessee (Tennie). As adults they moved to New York City and collaborated in founding a stock brokerage and newspaper. Tennie became transportation mogul Cornelius Vanderbilt's lover while Victoria provided him with stock tips. Woodhull used her wealth and status to promote the suffrage movement becoming the first woman to appear before a congressional committee on the issue. Days before the election, her newspaper exposed the extramarital affair of the Rev. Henry Ward Beecher, one of the country's most famous preachers. Woodhull spent Election Day in jail, charged with sending obscene materials. Beecher's sensational six-month trial ended in a hung jury, but the scandal ruined Woodhull. She later moved to England, where she lived most of her last 50 years until her death in 1927.

2016 Democratic National Convention Day 1

Monday July 25, 2016

Some people are sick of our political rhetoric and Senior Citizen Reality show, while others are enjoying it, all the while realizing we don't have a qualified candidate, which as you and I know is all part of a grander design (algorithm).

If Hillary Clinton loses the election - email will be a strong contributing factor. On the matter of Wikileaks and the Democratic Party supporting Hillary, it stands to reason that they would for several reason. First she is a Democrat and second she became their strongest choice. If Joe Biden had run, things could have turned out differently, but he recognized that he is too old and too tired. Last of all, The Powers That Be call all the shots.

In a time for unity - fractures in the Democratic party were exposed as Bernie supporters booed when he urged them to vote for Hillary Clinton even after Democratic National Committee emails released by WikiLeaks show how donors are coaxed and flattered, and give a glimpse of party power brokers and their sometimes contentious relationship with the news media. Russian intelligence agencies are suspected in the hacking, and metadata from the released emails suggests that the documents passed through Russian computers. That raises questions about whether the Kremlin is supporting Donald Trump. So many "back door" deals ... as we all grow weary of their games.

Bernie strongly opposed Hillary's policies for so long, it is hard for his supporters to believe he suddenly supports her. Actually I don't know that is the case. Bernie, like many of us, does not want Trump to be president. I am not sure what "meeting of the minds" Bernie and Hillary have agreed on, but he is supporting her just as many in the Republican Party, who had sent terrible things about Trump, are now supporting him ... favors, back-door agreement, other enticements.

Outside the arena there were loud but not violent protests by people who came to see history in the making. They booed Bernie's choice to support Hillary and Debbie Wasserman Schultz at a meeting of the delegation of her home-state, Florida, and even the pastor who delivered the convention's invocation. There were celebrities and politicians endorsing Hillary by trying to convince skeptics that she will make the country better. It really is about defeating Trump who I still see winning. WINNING - maybe we should elect Charlie Sheen after all, his dad Martin played a president.

Let's go to other Keynote speeches from Day 1

Sunday on "Meet the Press", among the things Bernie referenced was Glass-Steagall

And then there's Stephen ... can't have a political blog without him.
Watched the show this morning ... very funny.