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Valar Dohaeris

Hi all, I’m canvassing again today. This time I got the Squirrel Hill territory. This is one of the loveliest parts of Pittsburgh. It doesn’t have the spectacular views of the Troy Hill/Spring Gardens area I was canvassing yesterday. But the streets are wide and relatively flat and for that I am grateful after yesterday’s ups and downs.

It’s another perfect day weather wise.  I’m wearing my Wendy Davis filibuster sneakers.

The title of this post refers to the beginning of Game of Thrones, season 6 tonight. Valar Dohaeris means “all men must serve”.  This is also my way of encouraging anyone in the Northeast corridor states with a primary on Tuesday to volunteer for your preferred national, state and local candidates.

A few hours of phone banking or walking door-to-door can make all the difference. And if you really believe in your candidate, it’s a good way to serve.

So that they can eventually serve you .

😎

 

 

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  1. I have limited computer screen time, either at workplace computers on breaks or after work or at the publik liberry computer as now. I don’t have my own computer and won’t get one anytime soon. So I don’t often have the multi-hour timeblocks needed for a proper info-dense source-rich comment on these threads.

    Since the “source of Clintons’ bad press” thread is now closed, I will just say here that there are two other sources of the unjustified part of the bad press. Those would be all the reporters who really enjoyed the good way-smoothing work that the White House Travel Office used to do for them and were angered by the inconveniece imposed by the lower quality work done for them when the work of that office was handed over to a Clinton-friend bussiness person from Arkansas. They spent the time after that getting revenge for the discomfort and incovenience attendant upon the loss of their beloved Travel Office.

    Also, Christopher Hitchens was offended by the presence of poor white boy Clinton at the elite Oxford. He has made his detestation known ever since. Maybe others there were somewhat offended in retrospect by Clinton’s early trickiness on some subjects. For instance, candidate Clinton said he “tried to smoke marijuana but couldn’t stand the smoke and didn’t inhale.” I saw a BBC journalist whose face and voice I remember and whose name I “think” might be Robin Justin or something talk, when asked, about how Student Clinton back in the Oxford days was known for eating large amounts of marijuana and/or hash brownies when they were available. So Clinton was being ever-so-exquisitely correct when he said he “tried but failed to smoke it, and didn’t inhale.”

    “It depends on what the meaning of ‘is’ is.”

    I read very few politi-blogs. I notice the commentariats are either pro-Sanders/ anti-Clinton or pro-Clinton/ anti-Sanders. The Confluence’s commentariat is no different than any other politi-blog’s commentariat in that regard.

    I am not a Clinton supporter and if I ever get a multi-hour block of screen time I will say why in one big comment. Otherwise, I won’t write numberless little comments saying mini-why over and over again.

  2. Oh, and . . . another snobbery-based Clinton hater comes to mind. Howell Raines of Arkansas who was editor-in-chief at the New York Times just in time to put all the resources of the NyTimes to work on hyping the Whitewater story for years. Because Howell Raines was from the genteel semi-upper class of Arkansas and resented the presence of a lower class white person in the White House. Raines was acting quite independently of Sally Quinn.

    • Bill Clinton’s stepfather owned an auto dealership. That confers a lot of status on a family in small Southern towns.

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