Is Sen. Bernie Sanders a D.I.N.O.?

Angry Sanders - THE Sanders the Democratic Party DOES NOT Need!

             Angry Sanders – THE Sanders the Democratic Party DOES NOT Need!

                                  IS Senator Bernie Sanders a Democrat In Name Only (D.I.N.O.)? Welcome back My Dear Shoevians to The Other Shoe. I cast my very first vote, as a Democrat, in the 1976 Presidential Election. That day I went into the tall metal box (with a cloth curtain covering the back) and ‘Pulled a Straight Democratic Ticket’. Since that day in 1976, I have voted as, and been registered as, a ‘Card Carrying’ member of the Democratic Party! Forty years I have held a voter registration card indicating that I am a Democrat, a member of the Eldest political party in America.

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Conversely, Senator Sanders just joined the Democratic Party, in 2015, simply to take advantage of the National Democratic Party. Having been a member of the Democratic Party, for less than a year, Senator Sanders has taken it upon himself to ‘Reinvent the Wheel’ by way of demanding changes in his newly adopted party. Let’s make one thing perfectly clear. Senator Sanders has no great love for either party. He has caucused with Republicans whenever it furthered his own personal political ambitions.

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Gun Laws (PARTY Legislation)

Case In point:

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  • The 1992 ‘Brady Bill’ (Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act[1]A bill, started in the House of Representatives, as a legislative response to the shooting of President Reagan and his Press Secretary James Brady by John Hinckley Jr. The bill carried provisions for:
    • Mandated Background Checks for all purchases of firearms
    • Prohibits certain persons from shipping or transporting any firearm in interstate or foreign commerce, or receiving any firearm which has been shipped or transported in interstate or foreign commerce, or possessing any firearm in or affecting commerce.
    • STOPS guns sales to:
    • Has been convicted in any court of a crime punishable by imprisonment for a term exceeding one year;
    • Is a fugitive from justice;
    • Is an unlawful user of or addicted to any controlled substance;
    • Has been adjudicated as a mental defective or committed to a mental institution;
    • Is an alien illegally or unlawfully in the United States;
    • Has been discharged from the Armed Forces under dishonorable conditions;
    • Having been a citizen of the United States, has renounced S. citizenship;
    • Is subject to a court order that restrains the person from harassing, stalking, or threatening an intimate partner or child of such intimate partner, or;
    • Has been convicted in any court of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence.

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The Brady Bill passed the House by a vote of 238 to 187, along party lines. Senator Bernie Sanders voted with Republicans!

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There is no greater issue that unites the Democratic Party, in America, than strengthening gun laws and stopping the senseless death of American citizens by guns. Yet, Senator Sanders has voted (time and again) to reinforce the rights of; gun makers, gun owners, and even the questionable practice of ‘Gun Shows’. This is my ‘Reason Number One’ for my stated opinion that Senator Bernie Sanders is a Democrat In Name Only!  

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Spoiled Child Syndrome

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Most of us, My Dear Shoevians, have; started a new job, moved to a new company in the same field, or moved into a new field to further our careers. If you have, then you (most likely) have heard this adage:

“Learn how OUR system WORKS, before you go reinventing the wheel.”

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It is age advice, and is given to a new employee in hopes that they learn how things are done (at their new job, or new field) prior to working to change a job or company where you are a freshman member. Senator Sanders would do well to heed these words, for he is inciting violence among his supporters, all in the vain attempt to change the Democratic Party WITHOUT learning how it works… FIRST!

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Further, I can make a very good analogy that most (if not all) parents can (or should) relate to:

You are holding a Birthday party for your… let’s say ten year old son or daughter. You have invited the ‘New Kid’ on the block, to your child’s birthday party. They are new to the neighborhood, but you want to be inclusive of the children your child shares and neighborhood with, and goes to school with, it is just being a ‘Good Neighbor’.

However, when it comes time for your son or daughter to open their birthday presents? The ‘new kid’ jumps up from his seat and declares:

“This party is unfair! I think that each time your son or daughter gets a birthday present, I TOO should get a present! It’s not fair to ME!”

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Now, without having worked to be a part of your neighborhood, without taking the time and effort to learn the rules governing ‘Birthday Parties’ this ‘new kid’/interloper begins making unreasonable demands of a system that was in place well before they arrived!

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Now, let’s apply this same example to… well, how about…

SUPERDELEGATES

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Superdelegates: Superdelegates have been a part of the nomination process since 1980. Nearly the entire time that I have been a voting member of the Democratic Party.

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First, what are Superdelegates?

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“For Democrats, superdelegates fall into three categories based on other positions they hold, and are formally described (in Rule 9.A) as “unpledged party leader and elected official delegates”[3] (unpledged PLEO delegates) consisting of:

  • elected members of the Democratic National Committee
  • distinguished party leaders, consisting of current and former presidents, vice presidents, congressional leaders, and DNC chairs
  • sitting Democratic governors and members of Congress.

For Republicans, there are three delegates in each state, consisting of the state chairman and two RNC committee members, who are automatic delegates to the national convention. However, according to the RNC communications director Sean Spicer, convention rules obligate these RNC members to vote according to the result of primary elections held in their states, if the state holds a primary.[2]

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Next, how did Superdelegates come into play in the Democratic Party Nomination Process?

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“Following a series of meetings held from August 1981 to February 1982, the Hunt Commission issued a report which recommended the set aside of unelected and unpledged delegate slots for Democratic members of Congress and for state party chairs and vice chairs (so-called “superdelegates”).[8] While the original Hunt plan, superdelegates were to represent 30% of all delegates to the national convention, but when it was finally implemented by the Democratic National Committee for the 1984 election, the number of superdelegates was set 14%. Over time this percentage has gradually increased, until by 2008 the percentage stands at approximately 20% of total delegates to the Democratic Party nominating convention.”[3]

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The creation of Superdelegates was two-fold. One, the National Democratic Party wanted “more electable candiadtes’. To that end, they handed more power to Democrats that ALREADY held office! This is common sense, if you want more electable candidates for your party, have members of your party that have WON elections have a lager voice! This process helped a little known Governor of Arkansas become the first Two Term Democratic Party President since President John Kennedy.

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Second, the Superdelegates were to act ‘Gate-Keepers’ for the National Democratic Party. In essence, these ‘Gate-Keepers’ are meant to keep interlopers from coming into our party and high-jacking the most revered and highest office a party member can obtain! THAT is THE reason that Senator Sanders is railing against Superdelegates! Senator Sanders IS that interloper!

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Finally, and I am wrapping this up at this point merely out of pain blinding me right now, let us discuss:

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Party Unity

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Secretary Clinton is already pledging 1% of ALL campaign funds she receives to go to ‘Down Ticket Races’. That means new Congressmen/Senators hoping to get elected, returning Congressmen/Senators hoping for reelection and state offices (like Governors), too. Sec. Clinton has already made appearances for some down ticket races, as has Bill Clinton. Conversely, Senator Sanders has opted to hold hostage any involvement in down ticket races “we’ll see…”[4] how the party treats Bernie Sanders, BEFORE he commits to assisting with any down ticket races.

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These are the actions of a man with only one person/campaign/agenda/future in mind, his own! This is not, what I have come to know, as a genuine Democratic Party Member. To withhold support, to withhold monies, to withhold being a genuine party member until after his ‘Coronation’ is the ultimate in hubris and lacks the real party unity the Democratic Party NEEDS to; take back the Senate, hold on to the White House, GET our SCOTUS judges confirmed, PROTECT the reproductive rights of WOMEN, rein IN the ORGY of gun violence, and further Equality!

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Senator Sanders, if elected, simply cannot further his progressive agenda solo! This man has come into the Democratic Party at the Eleventh Hour then demands that we ‘Change how the party works’ to fit with ‘Independents’? What about all of us lifetime members of the Democratic Party? What about the people who have stood with are party through thick and thin?

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This is why I have decided to decry Senator Bernie Sanders as a Democrat In Name ONLY! (D.I.N.O.) From where I am sitting it is obvious that Sen. Sanders is willing to nuke our Democratic Party if we don’t give him a birthday present, TOO! I deeply tire of reading the comments, on Facebook, of people who have LEFT our party. Gone ‘Independent’ then, when it looks bleak if the Republican nominee gets elected? They invade our party and make unrealistic demands!

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The rules, of this election, were decided LAST YEAR! Where were these ‘Independents’ when the time came for the HARD WORK of; Rules Committees, Convention Site Committees, Delegate Committees, and on and on and on? Where were they, then?

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Were they supporting Sen. Sanders while he supporter Gun Manufactures Rights? Where were they, when we Life-Long Democrats were doing the hard work? Now, when it is time for cake and balloons and the elevation of a Nominee for President of our party.. then they show up making demands? As well, where will they BE when the time comes to make the rules for the 2020 election? Where will they be when the time comes to vote for or against Superdelegates, then? Will they return to be ‘Independents’ or will they stay with the Democratic Party though thick and thin?

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Many of Bernie’s supporters are already threatening that ‘if Bernie is not the nominee, then we will not vote for Hillary…’! Where is the Party Unity? This is what distrubs me most about this election, this 2016 Presidential Election. It really feels more like “Voting for Dances with the Stars’ than any Presidential Election I have ever taken part over the past forty years.

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Now, the ball is in your court… Bernie supporters? What will you do?

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Adieu!

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Thank you!

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Be good to one another!

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Danny Hanning Writer, Editor, Research Staff and Publisher at The Other Shoe

    Danny Hanning Writer, Editor, Research Staff and Publisher at The Other Shoe

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[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brady_Handgun_Violence_Prevention_Act

[2] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Superdelegate

[3] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Superdelegate

[4] http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/bernie-sanders-fundraise-down-ballot-democrats-maddow

The Problem with Political Zombies

Angry Sanders - THE Sanders the Democratic Party DOES NOT Need!

           Angry Sanders – THE Sanders the Democratic Party DOES NOT Need!

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                    Welcome back to The Other Shoe, My Dear Shoevians!  I have been rousted, from my health related hiatus, to stand in defense of my political party. For the past fifty-three years I have been an active and informed member of the Democrat Party! I have actively supported; President Carter, President Clinton, and President Obama at the Presidential level. I have worked with Congressional and Gubernatorial campaigns, both here in California and in Colorado. However, I did vote for Gov. Reagan, in his first election for President. Not a fact I freely admit, but one that I thought I should share with all of you, My Dear Shoevians.

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Now, over the past fifty-three years I have engaged myself (sometimes deeply) in more than a six Presidential elections. I have watched them, closely, and (over the past five years) I have written about them, too. Today, I am writing about a recent change in the Democrat Presidential nomination campaigns (Primaries). Today is April 7, 2016, and it was yesterday when I noticed a level of negativity and hyper partisanship never before witnessed in all my years of watching Presidential elections.

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However, My Dear Shoevians, in order for all of you to understand just how we arrived at this situation… and for all of My Dear Shoevians that are not Americans… let me back track just a bit. On April 1st, 2016 Senator Bernie Sanders met with the New York Daily News Editorial Board for an interview… and, not advertised as such,.. BUT to evaluate Senator Sanders for their endorsement. This is common practice, by newspapers and media outlets, and there was nothing unusual about the meeting or of the questions asked of Senator Sanders. Now, if the story had ended there (and it could have… if only Senator Sanders had properly prepared…) I feel that these campaigns might not be engaged in the negative dynamics I am writing about, here today.

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Here is the single most well written article about the Sanders’ interview with the New York Daily News Editorial Board:

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9 things Bernie Sanders should’ve known about but didn’t in that Daily News interview[1]

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This was a common thread among the many media outlets that chose to weigh in on Senator Sanders’ interview. It wasn’t ‘The End of the World’, nor was it an interview to be dismissed out of hand… not even close! So, My Dear Shoevians, what is Senator Sanders’ single biggest claim for change as he runs for the Democratic nomination?

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U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders.. Angry

U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders speaks at the Communication Workers of America (CWA) office in Washington December 17, 2015. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

                                                               “These huge banks must be broken up!”[2]

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Ok! That is a big ticket item for Senator Sanders’ campaign, right? So, then My Dear Shoevians, why is it that when the editorial board for the New York Daily News asked Senator Sanders:

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  1. Breaking up the banks

Daily News: Okay. Well, let’s assume that you’re correct on that point. How do you go about doing [breaking up the banks]?

Sanders: How you go about doing it is having legislation passed, or giving the authority to the secretary of treasury to determine, under Dodd-Frank, that these banks are a danger to the economy over the problem of too-big-to-fail.

Daily News: But do you think that the Fed, now, has that authority?

Sanders: Well, I don’t know if the Fed has it. But I think the administration can have it.

Daily News: How? How does a President turn to JPMorgan Chase, or have the Treasury turn to any of those banks and say, “Now you must do X, Y and Z?”

Sanders: Well, you do have authority under the Dodd-Frank legislation to do that, make that determination.

Daily News: You do, just by Federal Reserve fiat, you do?

Sanders: Yeah. Well, I believe you do.[3]

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One would think that… well, IF you are going to make ‘breaking up the big banks’ like your theme for your campaign? One would think that he would have a ready and well researched and disciplined answer, correct? Aye, there’s the rub!

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Because this is the real motivation behind Sec. Clinton’s remark:

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“”I think he hadn’t done his homework and he’d been talking for more than a year about doing things that he obviously hadn’t really studied or understood,” Clinton said, “and that does raise a lot of questions.”[4]

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So, My Dear Shoevians, let’s be honest… about two things:

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  1. Hillary did not say “Bernie Sanders is not qualified to be President” anywhere in her interview with ‘Morning Joe’
  2. Somehow Senator Sanders got the idea in his head that Sec. Clinton did say “Bernie Sanders is not qualified to be President”… or, at least, that is what we all are now being lead to believe.

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Right there that is where the two campaigns for Democratic nominee for President of the United States went sideways. Up to that point the campaigns had, for the most part (however, My Dear Shoevians, I have seen the supporters for Bernie become much more militant… but more about that at the end of the article) remained civil and professional. The personal attacks had been kept to a minimum, and most of the negativity and harsh insults and barbs had come from supporters much more than from the candidates themselves. However, My Dear Shoevians, with that little misunderstanding these campaigns spent several news cycles playing ‘Rock’em Sock’em Robots’[5]!

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As of today, April 8th, 2016 the negative dynamics have quieted… somewhat… for both campaigns. However, My Dear Shoevians, I have yet to hear and apology from Senator Sanders for his unbridled rhetorical attacks on Sec., Clinton based on nothing more that what he thought Sec. Clinton had said… for what one of his staffers had told Senator Sanders that was what the Secretary of State had said. Either way? It is my humble opinion that a simple apology, on the part of Senator Sanders, would go a long way to soothing harsh feelings between the two campaigns… AND it would signal to the supporters that this was not the type of campaign Senator Sanders wishes to run.

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That segways, nicely, into my next topic for this article; Zombie Politics, Zombie Candidates and Facebook Zombies. First, Zombie Politics.

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Zombie politics is the act of a campaign, or its supporters, going off on a tangent without the leadership of the candidate! It is one thing for an informed candidate to steer a campaign into socially murky waters. The whole world has born witness to both the Trump Campaign and the Cruz Campaign steer themselves and their followers into socially murky waters. Comments about; one’s genitalia, the appearance of one’s wife, lusting after one’s daughter, and “Vienna Sausage fingers”. THAT, My Dear Shoevians, IS ‘Zombie Politics’. Where the campaign takes on a life of its own, and it is a sick and disgusting life.

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America deserves BETTER than ‘Zombie Politics’, and (so far) one party has made it the hallmark of their 2016 Presidential Campaign, so far. Now for ‘Zombie Candidates’. This is a much simpler monster, and much easier to explain and identify. Let me, My Dear Shoevians, give you a prime example of a Zombie Candidate right here in this year’s primary season; Donald J Trump. “Why is Trump a ‘Zombie Candidate’?” you ask. For one reason and one reason only. Donald Trump’s unfavorable numbers are the worst of any Presidential campaign in history. But, don’t take my word for it, here are a couple of articles that outline the support for my statement.

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“Trump is extraordinarily unpopular with independent voters and Democrats. Gallup polling conducted over the past six weeks found Trump with a -27-percentage-point net favorability rating among independent voters, and a -70-point net rating among Democrats; both marks are easily the worst in the GOP field. (Trump also has less-than-spectacular favorable ratings among his fellow Republicans.)”[6] Quoted from Donald Trump Is Really Unpopular With General Election Voters

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“But Trump, despite having assembled a devoted and enthusiastic group of supporters, doesn’t do as well within the GOP community. His favorability rating among Republicans is 59 percent, according to a January poll. A Bloomberg poll in late January had Trump ahead in the GOP field but with looming problems unifying the party: 42 percent of Republicans who did not support Trump said they could not be convinced to support him.”[7] Quoted from The Most Hated Candidate[8]

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As well, the numbers do not lie. According to most non-partisan polling, Donald J Trump has unfavorable numbers among;

Hispanics = “Today, 8 in 10 Hispanic voters have an unfavorable view of Trump. That includes more than 7 in 10 who have a “very unfavorable” impression of him, which is more than double the percentage of any other major candidate.”[9]

AND within his OWN party;

Trump's Unfavorable Numbers

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“As Allahpundit notes, Trump is (-42) on the honesty metric, nearly twice as bad as Hillary Rodham Clinton.”[10]

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So, My Dear Shoevians, a ‘Zombie Candidate’ is a candidate for a political party that is the ‘Frontrunner’ for the nomination, but has no chance whatsoever of being elected. Bingo! That is a ‘Zombie Candidate’!

Now, My Dear Shoevians, you may be asking yourself “Why are you bringing up Trump when explaining the ‘Zombie Candidate’?” Good question. Because, the Sander’s campaign is in a very difficult and untenable position, and they might not even know it, yet. Unlike the Clinton Campaign the Sanders’ Campaign has acquired (through no fault of their own??? I am not so sure… considering the attack he unleashed that was, he found out later, unfounded) Facebook Zombies’! (perish the thought!)

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What is a ‘Facebook Zombie’?  A Facebook Zombie (aka Troll) is a certain ilk of Facebook member that uses their (or an) account for the sole purpose of attacking people that are not of a like mind. We all know them, we all have seen them, and some of us have fought them… to no avail (more about that at the end of this article). Often, these ‘Facebook Zombies’ (when you look at their profiles) have NO; pictures of family or friends (when you look at their pics you just seem meme after meme after meme), no ‘personal’ posts (only political posts, slams at other Facebook users that are not of a like mind, and hate speech), and hate speech. The later, there, is a hallmark of their ilk.

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When they come on to a thread, suddenly all reasoned conversation or debate goes out the window. Suddenly, people you know and respect, are being labeled; libtard, stupid, kool-aid drinkers, Obama-clones, and the like. There is no middle-ground of these Facebook Zombies it is either their way or the highway! They can take a leisurely Sunday conversation and turn it into a living hell of insult and propaganda. Their posts are marked with insults on our sitting President on everything from his birthplace, to the color of his skin. You can spend a whole weekend posting links to completely reputable sites (like NASA, the World Health Organization, World Wildlife Foundation, and non-partisan news media outlets like PBS). They will not be shaken from their parroted position. THESE ARE ‘Facebook Zombies’!

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As I started stating, above, the Sanders’ campaign has drawn this anti-social breed of Facebooker to him. I fear… it is not by accident, and that it has happened is not without reason. The incident, I explained at the beginning of this article, is just the type of character flaw that these Facebook Zombies are drawn to , like moths to a flame. As well, if you look back into Senator Sanders’ video taped history… you will find more than one occasion where he has acted… well… in an unprofessional and even politically inept fashion. Again, these social media monsters are drawn to these actions… and the people that enact them.

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However, I do believe that they do NOT reflect the true nature of Senator Sander’s campaign, or that of Senator Sanders. Let me be clear, I do NOT think that this is what Senator Sanders wants. I do not think he has done anything untoward to draw them to him. They just seek certain attributes out.

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Now, let me come to the ‘Near Close’ of this article… so I can get it published today. First! BOTH candidates for the Democratic Party nomination need to work harder at keeping OUR nomination process above reproach! BOTH CAMPAINGS! Neither is perfect. Neither is guilty. BOTH CAN BE USED! Next, WE DEMOCRATS need to help keep the narrative (on Facebook and all social media); adult, professional, honest, sincere and GENUINE. It is only then that we will draw the disenfranchised and independents to our party and our eventual nominee. THAT should be the REAL and eventual goal of BOTH Secretary Clinton’s and Senator Sanders’ campaigns!

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Next, we (the real Democrats) need to be on the look-out for ‘Facebook Zombies’!!!! Now, when you see one (and believe me you will!) DO NOT ENGAGE!!!! That is how they spread!!! Steer clear of all ‘Facebook Zombies’!!! Do not be afraid of; Blocking them, unfriending them, and reporting the worst offenders! By doing so? You not only protect yourself, you help to protect others! Remember ‘Steer Clear of Facebook Zombies’!!!!

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In conclusion, as I mentioned in passing above, I would like to take the final moment of this article to make a little personal confession. In my personal life (right now) I find myself engaged in many… battles. My battle with cancer. My battle with a degenerative neurological disease that is (slowly but surely) nibbling away at my personal freedoms, mobility and strengths. Unfortunately, this ‘take arms against a sea of troubles… and by opposing end them’ mentality I take with those personal battles sometimes seeps into my social life. For that, I would like to express my deep and heartfelt apologies.

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I have done my level best to, now, recognize and negate this negative and hurtful aspect of my mentality. I find, with each and every passing day, that I am getting better and better at being the man I want and not being the battle. My Dear Shoevians, I do seldom (if ever) do this on my blogs. However, if you know me on Facebook… that is where I have fallen. I just want it known that I have faced this monster, and am winning this battle, one posting at a time.

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Adieu!

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Thank you!

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Danny Hanning Writer, Editor, Research Staff and Publisher at The Other Shoe

    Danny Hanning Writer, Editor, Research Staff and Publisher at The Other Shoe

© 2010 – 2016 Hanning Web Wurx and The Other Shoe

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[1] https://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-partisan/wp/2016/04/05/9-things-bernie-sanders-shouldve-known-about-but-didnt-in-that-daily-news-interview/

[2] http://www.betterworld.net/quotes/bernie.htm

[3] https://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-partisan/wp/2016/04/05/9-things-bernie-sanders-shouldve-known-about-but-didnt-in-that-daily-news-interview/

[4] http://www.businessinsider.com/hillary-clinton-bernie-sanders-wall-street-interview-2016-4

[5] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rock_%27Em_Sock_%27Em_Robots

[6] http://fivethirtyeight.com/features/donald-trump-is-really-unpopular-with-general-election-voters/

[7] http://www.usnews.com/news/the-report/articles/2016-02-26/the-most-hated-candidate

[8] http://www.usnews.com/news/the-report/articles/2016-02-26/the-most-hated-candidate

[9] https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/politics/wp/2016/02/25/poll-trumps-negatives-among-hispanics-rise-worst-in-gop-field/

[10] http://townhall.com/tipsheet/guybenson/2016/03/08/unelectable-trumps-unfavorable-rating-spikes-to-67-percent-nationally-n2130349

‘Clinton-Hate Syndrome’ – Diagnosis and Cure

Hillary April 23rd, 2015

Hillary April 23rd, 2015

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(Hillary Clinton April 23rd, 2015)

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                            Welcome back My Dear Shoevians to The Other Shoe. First I would like to extend my apologies for my absence from publishing this past Friday here at The Other Shoe. It was not because I was bereft of material to write about and publish that is for sure. Nope, the reason for my absence is simple; I seem to keep falling in the shower. Yes, I know that I need to have slip-proof ­stickers or a pad on the bottom of the shower and I should always wait for Allen to get home before bathing. However, Allen is working both of his jobs more and more often and he is just not available, as much, to help me around the house.

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Wednesday I managed to write, edit, upload, and publish a wonderful edition of ‘Lost in Space – Hubble’s 25th Anniversary’. If you haven’t, you should give it a read. It really is one of my better articles, and a major accomplishment for me in my current physical condition. My Dear Shoevians, I promise that I will do my level best to write and publish on a regular (five days a week) basis. I totally nailed that goal my very first week back behind the keyboard. However, I must admit that I had no idea that I would, repeatedly, fall in the shower injuring my neck and back.

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While I am dealing with these falls, and the resulting increased pain and limited mobility, I am able to keep up with the political theater that has transpired over the past two weeks. That, My Dear Shoevians, is/will be the crux of this article here today. From “Email-Gate’ to Benghazi-mania (again) to ‘Clinton Foundation Donation-Gate’ the far-right’s media chub-generator is going full time. This constant lambaste of hateful hyper partisan and hyperbolic rhetoric has resulted in an all new medical syndrome that I am labeling the ‘Clinton-Hate Syndrome’!

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Today, in the paragraphs below, I will explain to everyone just how to diagnose yourself, and others, of this terrible socially transmitted disease, and (ultimately) how to treat and CURE this malady. However, before I discuss the personal symptoms of this terrible disease (the diagnosis), and the cure for ‘Clinton-Hate Syndrome’ I am going to discuss the source of this socially-transmitted’ disease. For the majority of Americans discovering the source of this terrible socially transmitted disease is easy to see.

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Unfortuantely? For those in the ‘High-Risk’ category and those already infected. It will be a very difficult, and even painful, process to diagnose and ‘cure’ oneself or a loved one of this terrible disease. Let me not get too far ahead of myself, because isolating the source… … … the socially-transmitted cause of ‘Clinton-Hate Syndrome’ is the most important part of this article. It has taken me many weeks to isolate these ‘social-sources’, mainly because they keep changing and they have a tendency to mask themselves.

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[FYI ‘Humorous’ Content Found & Marked Below]

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The most recent, and therefore the highest ‘viral-load’ of ‘Clinton-Hate Syndrome’ come from some unlikely (but not unsuspected) sources. The most recent, and for a short time the hottest viral load, came from a completely biased article running at (no big surprise here) the New York Times.

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Disease Source

  • Cash Flowed to Clinton Foundation Amid Russian Uranium DealIn this article the writer (and publisher New York Times) wrongly drew lines between contributions to the “Clinton Foundation’ and dealings Secretary of State Hillary Clinton had as America’s top diplomatic lesion. This, poorly documented and falsely published, article unleashed a flurry of the contagion that leads to ‘Clinton-Hate Syndrome’. Suddenly all the common (and known) sources of this socially transmitted disease were flooded with the new viral-variant. Ultimately this source was identified and contained by calmer heads and smarter authors. Just yesterday this was the new headline:

CURE

So, Media Matters and NBC (National Broadcast Company) have published the news that the (alleged) wrongdoing by Secretary Clinton were just undocumented (and NO footnotes) excerpts from a discarded (fiction) novel by Peter Schweizer named ‘Clinton Cash’. There was little to substantiate these claims beyond the article referring to the book and the book pulling them out of thin air. This makes for great fodder for the already infected and those that seek infection.

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Sunday Update – April 26th, 2015 –

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My Dear Shoevians the following was added Sunday April 26th, 2015 just after the author of ‘Clinton Cash’ (Peter Scweizer) appeared on ‘This Week’ hosted by George Stephanopolous. In the interview (video embedded below) the author repeatedly admits to not have a shred of evidence. He went to press, promoted the book, and out Sec. Hillary Clinton through the ringer over NOTHING! NADA!!!

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Here are some salient quotes; as well the video is available for viewing below.

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STEPHANOPOULOS: “Do you have any evidence that she actually intervened in this issue?”

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SCHWEIZER: “No, we don’t have direct evidence. But it warrants further investigation because, again, George, this is part of the broader pattern. You either have to come to the conclusion that these are all coincidences or something else is afoot.”[1]

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Based on nothing but his obvious hatred for Sec. Clinton.

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Seeing as that source is a known source of the pathogen, I will quickly move on to the earlier, yet still active, source of viral infection of ‘Clinton-Hate Syndrome’ the dreaded and notorious ‘Clinton Email Scandal’!

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Disease Source

CURE

  • David Brock Calls On The New York Times To Issue “Prominent Correction” To Sloppy Clinton Email ReportingMedia Matters Founder and Chairman of the Board David Brock called on The New York Times to issue a “prominent correction as soon as possible” after publishing what he called a “wholly inadequate” article about Hillary Clinton’s use of a non-government email account during her tenure as secretary of state.[5]
  • Exclusive: Documents Undermine NY Times Report On Clinton EmailsBut in suggesting that Clinton had failed to respond promptly and with sufficient depth, the Times gave no indication it had attempted to compare State’s response to those of the other agencies who also received the letter, to determine if State’s response was actually unusual. The Times article, published two days after Clinton announced a presidential run, instead was based solely on a copy of Issa’s letter and the State response that were obtained from “a congressional official.”[6]

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This brings us down to the final source of the socially transmitted ‘Clinton-Hate Syndrome’ disease, and the single longest, and most ridiculous (and costly to the American Tax Payer)… Benghazi. Since the 2012 attack on the American Diplomatic Compound in Benghazi, Libya. Everyone from Mitt Romney to obese-balding-semiliterate-alcoholic Facebook trolls have weighed in on, and lambasted Secretary of State Hillary Clinton for… … (?) … well, that is the ‘kicker’! As I have read dozens of articles and have yet to read a clear and definitive explanation of just what Secretary of State Hillary Clinton did or didn’t do!

However, the long trail of investigations and subpoenas began just nine days after the attacks with a single letter. A letter sent by Rep. Jason Chaffetz, then Chairman of the House Oversight Committee’s Subcommittee on National Security, Homeland Defense and Foreign Operations. The letter, in part, asked for any and “”all information … related to the attack on the consulate.”[7] That was the very beginning… the birth if you will of the single longest and most expensive investigation into a single event in modern American history. (Only outdone by the Impeachment Investigation of President Bill Clinton… see a pattern yet?)

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Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton Speaks March 9th, 2015

Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton Speaks March 9th, 2015

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(Hillary at One of Her Many Speeches)

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Starting on September 13th, 2012 the Federal Bureau of Investigation started an on-site investigation of the attack on the consulate in Benghazi. Since that humble beginning, by our F.B.I., there have been (to the nest of my ability to discern) at least; “…seven investigations, 13 hearings, 50 briefings, and 25,000 pages of documents have been released.”[9] The investigation by the House Select Committee has spent well over $3 Million on an investigation that “cleared the White House and Sec. Hillary Clinton of all wrongdoing…”[10]

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However, even after more than two years of investigations costing millions upon millions of dollars and involving agencies from the F.B.I. to the House Select Committee to the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence[11] and every single entity in-between, NOBODY has EVER found ANY untoward or incriminating evidence implicating Secretary Hillary Clinton in ANY way… shape… or form. Yet, having now announced her run for the nomination by the Democratic Party for President of the United States?

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Disease Source

Private hearings!?!? OyVey!!! Now, why and for what reason  is he (Rep. Trey Gowdy) requesting/demanding private hearings on subject matter that has be openly investigated for the past two years-six months? IMHO The only ‘reason’ a political party member could/would have for “private” hearings in any investigation would be so they could mischaracterize the testimony and narrative given by the witness. (The witness being the frontrunner of her party for the 2016 Presidential Elections) Well, I was not the only person that this request did not sit well with, no not at all.

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CURE

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Hillary Clinton’s Lawyer: “No reason” For Private Benghazi Interview – “Hillary Clinton’s lawyer reiterated Wednesday that Clinton is willing to testify in public before a House select committee about her use of a private email server as secretary of state.

Attorney David Kendall argued in a letter to the committee’s chairman, Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-South Carolina, that there would be “no reason” to hold the separate private hearing Republicans have requested.

“Your March 31 letter asserts that ‘many questions and details’ about the secretary’s e-mail use remain unanswered in several areas,” he wrote. “I respectfully submit that these questions have already been publicly answered by Secretary Clinton.”[13]

House Intelligence Committee investigation debunks many Benghazi theories – “A two-year investigation by the Republican-controlled House Intelligence Committee has found that the CIA and the military acted properly in responding to the 2012 attack on a U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya, and asserted no wrongdoing by Obama administration appointees.

Debunking a series of persistent allegations hinting at dark conspiracies, the investigation of the politically charged incident determined that there was no intelligence failure, no delay in sending a CIA rescue team, no missed opportunity for a military rescue, and no evidence the CIA was covertly shipping arms from Libya to Syria.”[14]

  • Fox Benghazi Myths Dispelled By New Bipartisan ReviewOn January 15, 2014, the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence released a bipartisan review of its findings in an investigation of the September 11, 2012, attacks on an American diplomatic facility in Benghazi, Libya. Much of the report dispels myths perpetuated by Fox News over the last sixteen months.[15]

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Now, My Dear Shoevians, I have taken nearly two weeks research and dozens of articles to outline, what I believe to be, the carriers of this terrible and deadly disease state the ‘Clinton-Hate Syndrome’. In each of these cases of paranoid delusion and hyperpartisan (and often hyperbolic) rhetoric can and does act as a Linguistic Viral Carrier of this disease. Aye, there’s the rub! You see, My Dear Shoevians, I dearly believe that this horrific (and often family-breaking) disease is carried with/by language.

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Chill-Lax Hillary

Chill-Lax Hillary

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(Chill-Lax Hillary)

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That elements within the fringe of one of our political parties is seeking to spread this linguistic virus via television broadcasts. In order to do my very best to shield myself from future litigation I will not divulge (here in print) the outlet(s) of this linguistic disease. However, I seriously believe that most of you, My Dear Shoevians, already know which cable & broadcast ‘news’ sources are responsible.

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[‘Humorous’ Content Starts Directly Below]

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However, since I am unwilling to expose myself to serious and costly litigation (and perhaps even censure of my work) I have decided to share with everyone a simple method of identifying and diagnosing individuals with ‘Clinton-Hate Syndrome’. Thereafter I will share with all of you, My Dear Shoevians, my CURE for this dreaded linguistic virus and socially transmitted disease. Oh, YES, I do believe that aside from primary infection via the linguistic virus that unwitting people can acquire a secondary infection with continued and close contact with infect persons.

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Identification & Diagnosis:

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  • When/If you hear “Hillary Clinton”, “President Clinton”, “Hill-Dog”, “Clinton-Presidency”, “The Clinton Years”, or any combination thereof you or a suspect friend or loved one –
    • Begins uncontrollable grinding and gnashing their teeth.
    • Begins frothing at the mouth.
    • Starts into a long-winded diatribe of ‘Clinton Scandals’, ‘Monica Lewinsky’, ‘Whitewater’, “Vince Foster’, or ‘Clinton Impeachment’
    • Breaks out into uncontrolled and/or hysterical laughter.
    • Engages in longwinded diatribe about the advantages of a Rand Paul Presidency.
    • Engages in unacceptable behavior with a cigar in public.
  • When/If any person at a gathering mentions emails they –
    • Begins uncontrollable grinding and gnashing of their teeth.
    • Begins frothing at the mouth.
    • Starts searching your house for “Hillary’s Private Email Server”.
    • Claims that “Hillary’s Private Email Server Contained:
      • Secret Agreements with Iran to Overthrow “Our Democracy”.
      • The Plans and Timeline for” The Attack of the Libyan Consulate in Benghazi”.
      • Secret emails containing Exchange of Uranium for Donation to The Clinton Global Imitative.
      • Plans to overthrow “Our Democracy and Begin a Clinton Monarchy”.
      • Plans to UN-Rig voting results from Florida.
      • Ibid Texan voting Results.
  • Whenever you visit your friend/family member their HDTV is always tuned to Fox and they refuse to change the channel at any time for any reason.
  • Have pictures on their walls of Hannity and/or O’Rielly.
  • Dreams of appearing on ‘The O’Rielly Factor’.
  • At the mention of the name Obama or President Obama –
    • Begins uncontrollable grinding and gnashing their teeth.
    • Begins frothing at the mouth.
    • Breaks out into uncontrolled and/or hysterical laughter.
    • Breaks into senseless diatribe about “How Mr. Obama has ruined the country”.
    • Breaks into senseless diatribe about “How Mr. Obama has trampled the Constitution.”
    • Breaks into senseless diatribe about “How Mr. Obama has laid the groundwork for a national conversation to Sharia Law.”
    • Breaks into senseless diatribe about “How Mr. Obama has weakened our nation’s military so ___ can overtake America.”
    • Breaks into senseless diatribe about “How Mr. Obama has destroyed the sacred union of Marriage”.
    • Breaks into senseless diatribe about “How Mr. Obama has _______” (Insert any crazy unfounded idea)
  • Regularly insults others on Facebook for voicing ideas that are not their own.
  • Regularly insults others of Facebook for defending the last eight years of economic expansion.
  • Regularly insults other on Facebook for having anything nice to say about the ‘Obama Presidency’.
  • Regularly uses quotes on Facebook without providing links to the origin of quotes (footnotes).
  • Copy/Pastes large diatribes from (obvious) source of hyper partisan rhetoric.
  • Posts personal insults towards other Facebook posters who do; use links to quotes, post valid arguments based in sound reasoning or facts, engages in Facebook threads with science.
  • When/If they hear the words ‘Climate Change’ they –
    • Begins uncontrollable grinding and gnashing their teeth.
    • Begins frothing at the mouth.
    • Breaks out into uncontrolled and/or hysterical laughter.
    • Posts “Climate is ALWAYS changing!’
    • Claims that “Solar Power is unreliable because the sun isn’t always shining!’
    • Claims that “Wind Power is unreliable because the wind is not always blowing!”
    • Claims that “Mankind cannot effect change on his environment” Completely discarding the lessons learned from America’s ‘Dust Bowl’ years.
  • Wear T-Shirts with “Drill Baby Drill”
  • Openly admit to having read:
    • ‘Going Rogue – An American Life’
    • ‘I Hope Like Heck’
    • ‘America by Heart’
    • ‘Good Tidings and Great Joy: Protecting the Heart of Christmas’
  • Cannot engage in a civil conversation about anything positive about President Obama.
  • Honestly believe that Fox ‘News’ is “Fair and Balanced” and that all the other (16+) news outlets are “Liberal Controlled Propaganda Outlets”.
  • Support ‘Hydraulic Fracking’
  • Convinced that ‘Fracking is not connected with earthquakes’.

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These are some basic guidelines to identifying individuals that are infected with the ‘Clinton-Hate Syndrome”. These are just a few outward indications that I have documented personally over the past decade. I am sure and certain that there are many more methods of detection. My Dear Shoevians if you have any suggestions for ways to identify a “Person Infected with Clinton-Hate Syndrome” please leave them as comments to this thread or forward them to me via Facebook. How for the…

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Treatment & CURE

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The most obvious, yet one of the most difficult and (perhaps) painful is immediate removal of all televisions showing Fox ‘News’. Moving patient to a place where they cannot connect with other infected persons, and slow and steady exposure to: science, PBS, and a regular diet of real NEWS from one of the three major networks. However, the method outlined below is the single best method I have discovered.

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  1. Emotionally prepare yourself or an extreme shock.
  2. Mentally prepare yourself for life outside the “Echo Chamber’.
  3. Follow these steps exactly:
    1. Place your Left Hand FIRMLY on the Left Side of your Face.
    2. Place your Right Hand FIRMLY on the Right Side of your Face.
    3. GRIP Your Face with ALL Ten Fingers.
    4. Spread Your Legs.
    5. Take a Deep Breath.
    6. Pull Your Head Directly OUT of Your Ass!
    7. Congratulate Yourself for Joining the MAJORITY of Americans!
    8. Turn on PBS and Watch an Edition of ‘PBS News Hour’.
    9. Stay AWAY from other ‘Infected’ People, RE-infection is common and must be avoided at all costs.
    10. Enjoy posting on Facebook and AGREEING with the majority of people.

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That, My Dear Shoevians, concludes this guide to the ‘Diagnosis and Treatment of ‘Clinton-Hate Syndrome’. I hope that everyone has enjoyed this work. Yes, it has been a lot of work. I started research for this article more than a week ago, and started writing this for publication more the five hours ago. Most of what I have shared here, today, is very serious. However, I have done my level best to bring some levity to this subject matter.

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However, IF I have offended ANYONE? PLEASE!!! PLEASE share this work with OTHERS that might/will be OFFENDED!!

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Thank you!

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Adieu!

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P.S. My Dear Shoevians I am happy to announce that since my return to publication, here at The Other Shoe, YOU have ALL visited here MORE often than at ANY other time in the past FIVE YEARS! My Traffic Reports are INCREDIBLE… and my Traffic Monitor (on the page) is HIGHER than I have EVER seen it! This week, ALONE, The Other Shoe has been visited by ONE HUNDRED TWENTY unique people! This is INCREDIBLE and makes me VERY PROUD of my work. THANK YOU!!! The Image (below) SHOWS the Traffic Counter with 120!

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The Other Shoe @ Blog Dot Com Reaches 120 Visits Per WEEK!

The Other Shoe @ Blog Dot Com Reaches 120 Visits Per WEEK!

(120+ Hits Per WEEK!)

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Author/Editor Danny Hanning in Rolling Hills Estates February 2015

Author/Editor Danny Hanning in Rolling Hills Estates February 2015

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