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Somehow (how did I miss this?), it appears that Hillary Clinton (a woman of little accomplishment, who came to prominence only as an adjunct to her faithless, lying spouse, and who has managed to hog the spotlight ever since), has gotten another boat anchor book published.

Wait. Silly me. There’s no “somehow” about it. Hillary has all the free time in the world, since she’s not, and thankfully never will be, President of the United States (not that she’s given up on the slog), and I can’t imagine her and Bill hooking their Airstream Classic to the back of their super-charged Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD and spending their declining years tooling amicably around the country together, anytime soon. (Note to self: If ever the Divine HashSlinger comes around seeking advice on punishment-in-the-eternal for especially deserving couples, this would be a good one!)

What’s fusseled my boogie this morning? Thanks for asking.

This:

The Book of Gutsy Women: Favourite Stories of Courage and Resilience (English Edition) di [Clinton, Hillary Rodham, Clinton, Chelsea]

Now, I’m not going to second-guess, or cast asparagus on, Hillary and Chelsea’s selections for this book (I’ve never heard of most of them, but I’m sure they’re all worthy. After all, Greta’s in there). But not bloody likely. Not going there. Nuh-huh. I don’t want an outraged mob of pink-pussy-hatted women coming after me like white-on-rice (Lord, please don’t let that set them off), and doxxing me on Twitter. (The little man who sits on my shoulder, whispering into my ear that I am mortal, has just reminded me that I don’t have a Twitter account. Factor that in, please.)

But I am going to draw attention to Hillary’s contention that one woman, in particular, wasn’t “gutsy” enough to include in her book. This woman:

20130408-122131 / Margaret Thatcher Death / Conservative Party Conference 

It seems that Hillary (and her little mini-me, who allegedly “co-wrote” this farrago of nonsense with her) don’t find this woman’s record on “knocking down barriers for others and trying to make a positive difference” to be significant enough to include her in the book.

lol. (I have to confine myself to “lol-ling” about such an absurd claim in order to avoid the other head-banging possibility, with is something more like “incandescent with rage.”)

So, in that gentle spirit, today I’m announcing the first recipient of the annual “Not Gutsy Enough For Hillary Clinton Award” (AKA “The Green-Eyed Monster Award”): Duly-elected leader of the Conservative party and (thrice) Prime Minister of Great Britain, Margaret Thatcher.

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There are 28 comments.

  1. Jules PA Member

    The book cover.

    Subliminal MAGA? I mean, those women on the cover were gutsy in a way Hillary, Chelsea, Greta, and their ilk never be.

    Hillary isn’t Gutsy. At. All.

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    • November 21, 2019, at 6:47 AM PST
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  2. Seawriter Member

    Chelsea and Hillary!(TM) can churn out an infinite number of books per year under their names. That is because they hire others to write the books for them. They are at least smart enough not to turn out more than one or two per year, to give people an excuse to believe the books were actually written by Grendel and her mother.

    • #2
    • November 21, 2019, at 6:49 AM PST
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  3. KentForrester Coolidge

    Mrs. She, screeds are bad for your digestive processes. Serenity now!

    • #3
    • November 21, 2019, at 6:50 AM PST
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  4. Full Size Tabby Member

    I heard of this book only because some news article highlighted that in a promotional interview it came out that although Chelsea is fully on board with the idea that men pretending to be women should be treated as women, Hillary still has some reservations, and even expressed concern that treating men who pretend to be women as women might harm actual women. There was however no follow-up with Chelsea about how her position might affect the choices “women” for “gutsy women.”

    • #4
    • November 21, 2019, at 7:03 AM PST
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  5. She Thatcher
    She Post author

    KentForrester (View Comment):

    Mrs. She, screeds are bad for your digestive processes. Serenity now!

    Thanks for your concern, @kentforrester! She, of the “cast iron stomach” isn’t worried.

    • #5
    • November 21, 2019, at 7:08 AM PST
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  6. MichaelKennedy Coolidge

    Maggie’s mistake was to point out that Socialism eventually runs out of other people’s money.

    • #6
    • November 21, 2019, at 7:16 AM PST
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  7. Susan Quinn Contributor

    Good grief, woman, you “do” outrage so well! And it is a crime that she left Maggie out. But I’m not surprised. And thank you for acknowledging Mrs. Thatcher, an awesome woman who inspired many women. Unlike the Hill. . . .

    • #7
    • November 21, 2019, at 7:47 AM PST
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  8. DonG (skeptic) Coolidge

    She: super-charged Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD

    Where do I get one of those?

    Bill and Hill like that El Camino with the outdoor carpeting in the “bed”.

    1970 Chevrolet El Camino

    • #8
    • November 21, 2019, at 8:05 AM PST
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  9. Seawriter Member

    Susan Quinn (View Comment):
    And it is a crime that she left Maggie out.

    Read the subtitle: “Favourite Stories of Courage and Resilience.” (Yes, for some reason they use the UK spelling of favorite.) The reason Thatcher was omitted is obvious. As a Conservative, there is no way Thatcher could be considered Grendel’s and Grendel’s mother’s favorite story.

    • #9
    • November 21, 2019, at 8:16 AM PST
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  10. Doug Kimball Member

    Hillary has come a long way, baby.

    May I suggest she make it a round trip?

    • #10
    • November 21, 2019, at 8:18 AM PST
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  11. She Thatcher
    She Post author

    Susan Quinn (View Comment):

    Good grief, woman, you “do” outrage so well! 

    • #11
    • November 21, 2019, at 8:22 AM PST
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  12. Full Size Tabby Member

    Susan Quinn (View Comment):

    Good grief, woman, you “do” outrage so well! And it is a crime that she left Maggie out. But I’m not surprised. And thank you for acknowledging Mrs. Thatcher, an awesome woman who inspired many women. Unlike the Hill. . . .

    Yes, even apart from the substantive point, your rant style is great!

    • #12
    • November 21, 2019, at 10:11 AM PST
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  13. She Thatcher
    She Post author

    Full Size Tabby (View Comment):

    Susan Quinn (View Comment):

    Good grief, woman, you “do” outrage so well! And it is a crime that she left Maggie out. But I’m not surprised. And thank you for acknowledging Mrs. Thatcher, an awesome woman who inspired many women. Unlike the Hill. . . .

    Yes, even apart from the substantive point, your rant style is great!

    Thanks. Pro Tip: Don’t ever get on the fighting side of me 😜

     

    • #13
    • November 21, 2019, at 10:45 AM PST
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  14. Umbra Fractus Lincoln

    The key word is “positive.” Hillary and her spawn don’t consider the sort of “difference” Lady Thatcher made to be “positive.”

    I’ll never forget reading about an exchange between a Labour MP and a Tory in which the Labour MP accused the Conservative Party of not respecting women. The Tory responded that the Conservatives had by that point produced two female Prime Ministers. For those who are counting, Labour, to date, still hasn’t chosen a female leader, never mind elevated her to PM.

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    • November 21, 2019, at 11:27 AM PST
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  15. Gumby Mark (R-Meth Lab of Demo… Thatcher

    Hillary Clinton, who for a quarter century took a flame thrower to the reputation of any woman she thought a threat to the political future of she and her husband, is not in a position to speak of gutsy women.

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    • November 21, 2019, at 12:29 PM PST
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  16. Bill Nelson Member

    Door stop, poor books make good door stops.

    Books float and make poor anchors.

     

    • #16
    • November 21, 2019, at 12:51 PM PST
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  17. Skyler Coolidge

    Writing books is just a way to launder political contributions. Those people weren’t contributing over a legal limit, they were buying books.

    • #17
    • November 21, 2019, at 1:04 PM PST
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  18. She Thatcher
    She Post author

    Gumby Mark (R-Meth Lab of Demo… (View Comment):

    Hillary Clinton, who for a quarter century took a flame thrower to the reputation of any woman she thought a threat to the political future of she and her husband, is not in a position to speak of gutsy women.

    Well . . . it all depends what the meaning of the word “gutsy” is . . .

    I’m also reminded of this wonderful moment from the 2016 campaign (via RT!):

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    • November 21, 2019, at 2:25 PM PST
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  19. Eeyore Member

    An interesting cover of mixed metaphors. Those couldn’t be firefighters, given no turnout gear. They’d be fried quickly. ‘Course, the fact that the early women-as-firefighter involved having to drag a water-filled hose 75 yds as opposed to men at 100 yds, and having to drag a 100 lb body as opposed to men dragging a 150 lb body, maybe they don’t have to get close enough to a fire to get burned. (I always wondered if they were being hired solely to evacuate the anorexia clinic)

    Maybe they’re just driving back a group of Hill/Ché protesters.

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    • November 21, 2019, at 3:54 PM PST
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  20. ShaunaHunt Member

    Excellent!

    • #20
    • November 21, 2019, at 4:24 PM PST
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  21. Skyler Coolidge

    Eeyore (View Comment):

    An interesting cover of mixed metaphors. Those couldn’t be firefighters, given no turnout gear. They’d be fried quickly. ‘Course, the fact that the early women-as-firefighter involved having to drag a water-filled hose 75 yds as opposed to men at 100 yds, and having to drag a 100 lb body as opposed to men dragging a 150 lb body, maybe they don’t have to get close enough to a fire to get burned. (I always wondered if they were being hired solely to evacuate the anorexia clinic)

    Maybe they’re just driving back a group of Hill/Ché protesters.

    I think they’re also trying to conjure up an image of the famous Iwo Jima flag raising.

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    • November 21, 2019, at 5:21 PM PST
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  22. Eeyore Member

    Skyler (View Comment):

    Eeyore (View Comment):

    An interesting cover of mixed metaphors. Those couldn’t be firefighters, given no turnout gear. They’d be fried quickly. ‘Course, the fact that the early women-as-firefighter involved having to drag a water-filled hose 75 yds as opposed to men at 100 yds, and having to drag a 100 lb body as opposed to men dragging a 150 lb body, maybe they don’t have to get close enough to a fire to get burned. (I always wondered if they were being hired solely to evacuate the anorexia clinic)

    Maybe they’re just driving back a group of Hill/Ché protesters.

    I think they’re also trying to conjure up an image of the famous Iwo Jima flag raising.

    Somehow I think that may be a reach for these Gutsy Women. Three of the six flag raisers on Iwo Jima died before the end of the battle five weeks later. Somehow, I don’t think the same fate befell these GWs.

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    • November 21, 2019, at 6:37 PM PST
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  23. Skyler Coolidge

    Eeyore (View Comment):

    Skyler (View Comment):

    Eeyore (View Comment):

    An interesting cover of mixed metaphors. Those couldn’t be firefighters, given no turnout gear. They’d be fried quickly. ‘Course, the fact that the early women-as-firefighter involved having to drag a water-filled hose 75 yds as opposed to men at 100 yds, and having to drag a 100 lb body as opposed to men dragging a 150 lb body, maybe they don’t have to get close enough to a fire to get burned. (I always wondered if they were being hired solely to evacuate the anorexia clinic)

    Maybe they’re just driving back a group of Hill/Ché protesters.

    I think they’re also trying to conjure up an image of the famous Iwo Jima flag raising.

    Somehow I think that may be a reach for these Gutsy Women. Three of the six flag raisers on Iwo Jima died before the end of the battle five weeks later. Somehow, I don’t think the same fate befell these GWs.

    Honestly, it’s an embarrassing picture. They look like they have no idea what they’re doing, and it’s even funnier because the people who use that picture have no idea that people who have done that job know how incompetent they look.

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    • November 21, 2019, at 7:12 PM PST
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  24. She Thatcher
    She Post author

    Skyler (View Comment):

    Eeyore (View Comment):

    Skyler (View Comment):

    Eeyore (View Comment):

    An interesting cover of mixed metaphors. Those couldn’t be firefighters, given no turnout gear. They’d be fried quickly. ‘Course, the fact that the early women-as-firefighter involved having to drag a water-filled hose 75 yds as opposed to men at 100 yds, and having to drag a 100 lb body as opposed to men dragging a 150 lb body, maybe they don’t have to get close enough to a fire to get burned. (I always wondered if they were being hired solely to evacuate the anorexia clinic)

    Maybe they’re just driving back a group of Hill/Ché protesters.

    I think they’re also trying to conjure up an image of the famous Iwo Jima flag raising.

    Somehow I think that may be a reach for these Gutsy Women. Three of the six flag raisers on Iwo Jima died before the end of the battle five weeks later. Somehow, I don’t think the same fate befell these GWs.

    Honestly, it’s an embarrassing picture. They look like they have no idea what they’re doing, and it’s even funnier because the people who use that picture have no idea that people who have done that job know how incompetent they look.

    I agree. Actually, the first time I glanced at it, I thought they were struggling with an oversize fishing pole . . .

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    • November 21, 2019, at 7:29 PM PST
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  25. Seawriter Member

    Skyler (View Comment):

    Eeyore (View Comment):

    Skyler (View Comment):

    Eeyore (View Comment):

    An interesting cover of mixed metaphors. Those couldn’t be firefighters, given no turnout gear. They’d be fried quickly. ‘Course, the fact that the early women-as-firefighter involved having to drag a water-filled hose 75 yds as opposed to men at 100 yds, and having to drag a 100 lb body as opposed to men dragging a 150 lb body, maybe they don’t have to get close enough to a fire to get burned. (I always wondered if they were being hired solely to evacuate the anorexia clinic)

    Maybe they’re just driving back a group of Hill/Ché protesters.

    I think they’re also trying to conjure up an image of the famous Iwo Jima flag raising.

    Somehow I think that may be a reach for these Gutsy Women. Three of the six flag raisers on Iwo Jima died before the end of the battle five weeks later. Somehow, I don’t think the same fate befell these GWs.

    Honestly, it’s an embarrassing picture. They look like they have no idea what they’re doing, and it’s even funnier because the people who use that picture have no idea that people who have done that job know how incompetent they look.

    I thought it was marvelously appropriate for the book.

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    • November 21, 2019, at 7:48 PM PST
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  26. TBA Coolidge
    TBA

    Skyler (View Comment):

    Eeyore (View Comment):

    An interesting cover of mixed metaphors. Those couldn’t be firefighters, given no turnout gear. They’d be fried quickly. ‘Course, the fact that the early women-as-firefighter involved having to drag a water-filled hose 75 yds as opposed to men at 100 yds, and having to drag a 100 lb body as opposed to men dragging a 150 lb body, maybe they don’t have to get close enough to a fire to get burned. (I always wondered if they were being hired solely to evacuate the anorexia clinic)

    Maybe they’re just driving back a group of Hill/Ché protesters.

    I think they’re also trying to conjure up an image of the famous Iwo Jima flag raising.

    A cheap knockoff of a staged photograph seems in keeping with the theme. 

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    • November 21, 2019, at 9:19 PM PST
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  27. Skyler Coolidge

    TBA (View Comment):

    Skyler (View Comment):

    Eeyore (View Comment):

    An interesting cover of mixed metaphors. Those couldn’t be firefighters, given no turnout gear. They’d be fried quickly. ‘Course, the fact that the early women-as-firefighter involved having to drag a water-filled hose 75 yds as opposed to men at 100 yds, and having to drag a 100 lb body as opposed to men dragging a 150 lb body, maybe they don’t have to get close enough to a fire to get burned. (I always wondered if they were being hired solely to evacuate the anorexia clinic)

    Maybe they’re just driving back a group of Hill/Ché protesters.

    I think they’re also trying to conjure up an image of the famous Iwo Jima flag raising.

    A cheap knockoff of a staged photograph seems in keeping with the theme.

    Them’s fightin’ words.

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    • November 21, 2019, at 9:43 PM PST
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  28. Randy Weivoda Moderator

    Eeyore (View Comment):

    An interesting cover of mixed metaphors. Those couldn’t be firefighters, given no turnout gear. They’d be fried quickly. ‘Course, the fact that the early women-as-firefighter involved having to drag a water-filled hose 75 yds as opposed to men at 100 yds, and having to drag a 100 lb body as opposed to men dragging a 150 lb body, maybe they don’t have to get close enough to a fire to get burned. (I always wondered if they were being hired solely to evacuate the anorexia clinic)

    Maybe they’re just driving back a group of Hill/Ché protesters.

    Perhaps they aren’t supposed to be firefighters. Maybe they’re just washing a car with a really big hose, as gutsy women are wont to do.

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    • November 23, 2019, at 7:17 PM PST
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