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Straphanger Hillary sinks to new lows

2016-04-07T173815Z_1_LYNXNPEC361DC_RTROPTP_4_USA-ELECTION-CLINTON-e1460131711552Originally posted at American Thinker

Hillary Clinton is the woman who, in her quest for planetary supremacy, once dredged up an old Yankee baseball cap, stuffed it into a carpetbag, and moved to New York.  Now, in an effort to exploit that blue state once again, Hillary took sucking up to a whole new level when she boarded a subway outside Yankee Stadium.

It was on the 4 train that Mrs. Clinton found herself sandwiched among the unwashed masses.  What did she do?  Hold her breath, close her eyes, picture the White House, and use that iconic image to help her endure a trip through a dark tunnel to an uptown Bronx diner?

After living in Illinois, Massachusetts, and Connecticut, making a name for herself in Arkansas, and spending a lot of time knocking around Washington, D.C., Hillary must have thought strap-hanging was an ingenious way to re-establish her standing as a real New Yorker.

That’s why, with the April 19 New York primary looming, rather than spend the morning cuddling with her 1-year-old granddaughter, Charlotte Mezvinsky, the candidate from Chappaqua frivolously wasted precious time politicking with Bronx borough president Ruben Diaz, Jr.

Hillary and Ruben made an appearance outside Yankee Stadium, where the former first lady/senator/secretary of state told people who plan to vote for her anyway that she was “so proud to have represented this state.”

The brown-nosing politician also praised “New York values [and] the people of New York.”

Hillary told those gathered before her that “there is no place like [New York] in the world, and [that she’s] going to take [her New York] experiences … to the White House.”

Then Hillary climbed aboard a subway train, an idea that took root when Hillary’s Brooklyn-born opponent, Bernie Sanders, mentioned that all one needs to ride the subway is a token.  In response, Mrs. Clinton did not want to squander an opportunity to prove that she, not Bernie, is the consummate New Yorker.

Moving forward in her relentless five-decade schlep toward the White House, shadowed closely by the press, the Secret Service, and a bewildered person carrying a Hillary sign, Mrs. Clinton valiantly set her sights on the subterranean Petri dish.

After numerous failed swipes with a Metro card, Hillary shimmied through the turnstile and then miraculously materialized on the No. 4 platform.  From there, the woman in the $1,500 pantsuit boarded the train and pretended to enjoy riding it from 161st Street, Yankee Stadium, all the way uptown to 170th Street, where she disembarked and headed to the Bronx diner Munch Time.

Munch Time was a perfect spot for down and dirty Hillary to drink tea and be interviewed after her subway ride, because the diner is renowned for a famous girl fight that took place there a few years back.

Nonetheless, it’s likely that Hillary, who admitted that she’s been chauffeured around since 1996, headed to the Bronx after spending the night in Chelsea’s $10-million Madison Avenue apartment.  That’s why this New Yorker can only hope that while mingling in with the commoners, the former senator was treated to the full flavor of the subway, where pizza rats scurry about, shoes stick to chewed up bubble gum, and the odor of urine indelibly soaks the concrete.

Either way, it’s quite clear that Hillary Clinton endured the slimy underground experience because in Clinton’s economy, every vote counts.

Let’s face it: Hillary is a vote vampire.  The former first lady stays up nights thinking up ways to suck votes out of poor people, minorities, felons, illegal immigrants, the LGBT community, union employees, and pro-choice women.

So why not attempt to add Bronx commuters to that mix?

Knowing Hillary, she counted the cost and figured she could attract new followers by volunteering to immerse herself in a sweaty pool of culturally diverse body odor.  Why not share a seat with a couple of man-spreaders and pretend to enjoy hugging a bacteria-coated subway pole?

Based on Hillary Clinton’s history of calculated political moves, what’s more likely is that the presidential hopeful figured that if she sacrificed her dignity for a station or two and just let herself be groped between 161st and 170th Streets, she could pull way ahead of Bernie on primary day.

Charlie Brown and the ‘Little Rock Nine’

Originally posted at American Thinker

In 1957, outside Central High in Little Rock, Arkansas, a white mob, together with the National Guard ordered there by Governor Orval Faubus, attempted to block nine black students from entering school.  A federal court injunction ordered police to escort the African-American students, known as the Little Rock Nine, into the high school.  In response to a letter from the Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr., President Eisenhower instructed the Arkansas National Guard and federal troops to protect the students for the remainder of the school year.

Subsequently, Ernest Green became the first African-American to graduate from Central High School.  In protest, Governor Faubus decided to stop integration by closing all four of Little Rock’s public high schools.  In 1959 the Supreme Court ordered the schools to reopen and proceed with desegregation.  The rest is history.

Now, 55 years later, Little Rock is involved in another school-related controversy.  This time it’s over religious freedom, the “war on Christmas,” and an absurd interpretation of state-established religion by God-hating control freaks.

Reminiscent of the patron saint of activist atheists, Michael Newdow, Arkansans have been blessed by the Arkansas Society of Free Thinkers, an organization of secularists whose motto is: “Are you good without a god?  Hey, so are we!”  With those words as inspiration, Thinkers volunteer to “promote public acceptance of nonbelievers” and are committed to “defend science education and the separation of church and state.”

Now, in place of the NAACP and Thurgood Marshall doing the good work of protecting the rights of black students, a half-century later, the Arkansas Society of Free Thinkers are crusading on behalf of schoolchildren.  This Christmas, “free thinkers” are defending the parents of pupils who attend Terry Elementary School who supposedly are upset about narrow-minded teachers daring to sanction youngsters attending a presentation of “A Charlie Brown Christmas” at a nearby Christian church.  So much for free thinking.

Nevertheless, although the group approves of placing a Winter Solstice display at the Arkansas State Capitol, its mission is to deny religious believers things like the right to place a Nativity scene on the village green.  In addition to misinterpreting the true meaning of “separation of church and state,” zealous Thinkers are religious about promulgating scientific theory as if it were gospel.

Adding to the controversy surrounding “A Charlie Brown Christmas,” a spokesperson for the free-thinking society, Anne Orsi, Esq., has voluntarily stepped forward on behalf of those parents “reluctant to speak up” about wanting their children to remain outside the four walls of the church building during school hours.  Orsi claims that some parents are anxious “because they are concerned about their kids being singled out and bullied” by young people whose parents have no problem with a public event being held at a church whose name means “unconditional love” in Koine Greek.

According to Orsi, holding “A Charlie Brown Christmas” at the Agape Church translates into “sponsoring field trips to evangelical churches,” which in free-thinking circles is apparently more ominous than filling up a shuttle bus and transporting the kids to Planned Parenthood for their Christmas special.

The late Charles M. Schulz‘s “A Charlie Brown Christmas” first appeared on CBS just eight years after the Little Rock Nine marched into Central High School, and it has aired every year since.  And while Grinch Orsi concurs that “[e]veryone loves Charlie Brown,” she feels that the “religious content of the program is a problem, as is the trip to a church to see it.”

In the season of “Peace on earth and good will towards men,” what’s sorely needed right about now is a modern-day Martin Luther King, Jr., who declared in 1957 that desegregation was a “great opportunity for the longings and aspirations of millions of peoples of good will” to be realized.

Think of it this way: in the same way that Orval Faubus tried to prevent a white high school from being infiltrated by black students, Ms. Orsi’s group is simply attempting to protect vulnerable elementary-school children from being negatively influenced by a Peanuts Nativity play, talk of the commercialization of Christmas, and cartoon characters reciting fantastical, mind-bending Bible verses.

Similar to Arkansas enforcing parental notification laws, what Orsi and her band of outraged atheists conveniently failed to mention is that, in fact, parental consent was required to attend the Christmas production.  According to Pamela Smith, communications director for the Little Rock School District: “Because it will be held at a church, as some public events often are, a letter was sent home with students so parents who took exception and wished to have their children remain at school could do so.”

The problem is that for these so-called “free thinkers,” opting out just doesn’t suffice.  For them, free thinking means denying children the freedom to attend, period.  Maybe Orsi and the Free Thinkers would back off if Agape Church agreed to secularize Charlie Brown’s Christmas, hold the production at a Little Rock Health Clinic, and decorate that spindly little tree with assorted age-appropriate birth control devices.

In the end, it seems fairly clear that what’s going on in Little Rock is part of an orchestrated war on Christmas being waged by a minority whose views are every bit as distorted as those of Governor Orval Faubus.

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