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04/19/2007


Woman Throws Shoe at Hillary Clinton During Vegas Speech: VIDEO

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A woman was arrested on Thursday after throwing a shoe at Hillary Clinton during a speech at a metal recycling convention in Las Vegas. The shoe missed, but Clinton was quick to react after initially thinking the object was a bat.

"Is that somebody throwing something at me? Is that part of Cirque de Soleil? My goodness I didn't know solid waste management was so controversial. Thank goodness she didn’t play softball like I did.”

The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports:

The U.S. Secret Service confirmed the protester had sneaked into the convention and wasn’t associated with the group. The convention organizers said she was initially denied access to the ballroom, but later rushed past security.

“The subject was not a ticketed guest and had eluded hotel security to enter the event,” said Secret Service spokesman George Ogilvie.

Secret Service agents noticed the woman and as they and hotel security approached her she threw a shoe. The women then turned around, threw her hands into the air and began marching toward the back of the room. The woman was immediately taken into custody by Secret Service and hotel security, Ogilvie said.

Watch video of the incident, AFTER THE JUMP...

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Monday Morning Speed Read: Ohio, Michigan, 'ENDA' Executive Order, Hillary Clinton

BY LISA KEEN / Keen News Service

T_blackOHIO ON THE CUSP:

A federal district court judge in Cincinnati surprised many in court Friday when he announced he will issue a ruling within 10 days declaring the Ohio ban on recognizing marriages of same-sex couples unconstitutional. Judge Timothy Black (an Obama appointee) heard arguments April 4 in Henry v. Wymyslo. The lawsuit was brought by three married lesbian couples expecting to give birth soon and a gay male couple seeking to adopt. The four couples were seeking a court order to force the state to put the names of both parents on the birth certificates of their children-to-be. Black, who previously ruled in favor of two married same-sex couples seeking the right to have a surviving spouse’s name listed on a death certificate, read a statement to the courtroom saying he would find the ban unconstitutional. Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine said the state will appeal, and he is expected to seek a stay.

SchuetteMICHIGAN SEEKS A LEAP ‘FORWARD’:

The Michigan attorney general on Friday filed a petition with the Sixth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals, asking the court to bypass the usual three-judge panel hearing and go straight to a full appeals court review. "Advancing our case to a hearing before the entire panel of Sixth Circuit judges will move us forward more quickly, and minimize delays in ultimately reaching the U.S. Supreme Court,” explained Attorney General Bill Schuette in a press statement. “This move also offers the added benefit of conserving taxpayer resources by shortening the timeline of the litigation." Cases are moving quickly through two other circuits, both of which will be heard by three-judge panels in the coming days. If the Sixth Circuit grants Michigan’s request, it could make DeBoer v. Snyder the first to reach the U.S. Supreme Court, but that doesn’t guarantee that the Supreme Court would agree to hear that case.

CarneyREDUNDANT OR RETRACING HISTORY?

The Human Rights Campaign was unhappy Thursday with comments from White House Press Secretary Jay Carney about why President Obama won’t sign an executive order prohibiting federal contractors from discriminating based on sexual orientation and gender identity. The White House has been sending mixed messages about the president’s willingness to sign an executive order but Carney has said in the past that an executive order is the “wrong approach” and the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) is the “right way to go.” Asked at a routine press briefing April 3 whether the president would sign an executive order if Congress passed ENDA, Carney said passage of ENDA would make an executive order “redundant.” HRC issued a statement Friday saying, “We couldn’t disagree more.” HRC pointed out that President Johnson signed an executive order prohibiting discrimination by federal contractors the year after signing the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

SOME REDUNDACY ALLOWED:

Just three days after White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said an LGBT-related executive order would be “redundant” to the pending Employment Non-Discrimination Act, the Associated Press reported that President Obama will sign an executive order Tuesday that “is similar to language in a Senate bill aimed at closing a pay gap between men and women.”

HillaryREADY FOR HILLARY:

There are two big LGBT fundraisers tonight for an independent political action committee raising money for an expected presidential bid by Hillary Clinton. One, in Manhattan, is hosted by gay philanthropist and politico Jon Stryker and features California Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom. The other, at a gay bar in West Hollywood, is hosted by a group called Out & Ready for Hillary and will feature a number of actors and political figures.

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Hillary Clinton Applauds Veto of Anti-Gay Arizona Bill: VIDEO

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Hillary Clinton spoke at the University of Miami last night, captivating an audience of college students and professors alike. The former Secretary of State was quick to remark on Gov. Jan Brewer's decision to veto anti-gay Arizona legislature just hours earlier:

“Thankfully the governor of Arizona has vetoed the discriminatory legislation that was passed, recognizing that inclusive leadership is really what the 21st century is all about,” Clinton said to the 6,000 people who assembled at the south Florida institution.

Clinton then went on to speak about human rights at many different levels, including the rights of LGBT citizens and the disabled population, as well as the right to health care.

CNN reports:

“It is the work of this century to complete the unfinished business of making sure that every girl and boy and every woman and man lives in societies that respect their rights no matter who they are, respects their potential and their talents, gives them the opportunities that every human being deserves, no matter where you were born, no matter the color of your skin, no matter your religion, your ethnicity, or whom you love,” Clinton said to applause.

As much as Clinton’s speech looked back at her history, though, there were also overarching forward-looking themes in her remarks.

“I hope that your generation will be a true participation generation,” she said. “I hope you will find ways to make sure that the barriers that too often divide us are torn down once and for all.”

Clinton's speech marks one of many collegiate appearances in the coming months, events many believe are aimed at attaining a higher profile, and courting the young vote, leading up to a 2016 presidential bid. Of course, saying the former Democratic candidate is ahead in the polls would be an understatement as many eagerly await the official announcement, including, it seems, the student population at University of Miami.

Students responded generally positively to Clinton's remarks. While one student said Clinton didn't answer all the questions, many said they found her "spontaneous," "motherly," "unscripted" and "funny."

"She has a quality no male candidate has," said one female student, "She's more human."

Check out CNN's coverage of the event, AFTER THE JUMP...

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George W. Bush Shares His Paintings with Hillary Clinton on Air Force One: PHOTO

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On the way back from the Mandela memorial, Hillary Clinton, Michelle Obama, Laura Bush, Attorney General Eric Holder,  National Security Advisor Susan Rice, and Obama advisor Valerie Jarrett were treated to an iPad showing of George W. Bush's paintings.

(White House photo - Pete Souza)


California GOP Convention Buttons Mock Hillary Clinton: '2 Fat Thighs, 2 Small Breasts, Left Wing'

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Some disgusting buttons were photographed by San Francisco Chronicle reporter Carla Marinucci on display at the California GOP Convention.

The buttons read: "KFC Hillary Special: 2 Fat Thighs, 2 Small Breasts ... Left Wing'.

Marinucci later tweeted that the buttons were displayed outside a VIP reception. And then later wrote that "Less than hour after we 1st tweeted, appears offensive #Hillary buttons gone from #cagop. Many here also appalled..."

(via huffpost)


Bryan Fischer: Hillary Clinton Won't Win In 2016 Because She'll Be A 'Saggy Old Woman' - VIDEO

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For Towleroad readers, the AFA's Bryan Fischer is the homophobic gift that keeps on giving. Any time there's a controversy surrounding gay people...be it human rights violations in Russia, homophobic politicians, or futile attempts to revive anti-gay laws, we can always count on Fischer to spew ignorant and hateful vitriol. 

But we'd like you all to know that Fischer is more than just a homophobe. He's also a vocal and blatant misogynist. His most recent brush with sexism came earlier this week on his radio show, where he dismissed the possibility of a Hillary Clinton presidency simply because of what she might look like in three years:

"She's just going to be too old, going to be too saggy, gravity will have done too much of its mojo on her; she's just going to look old and tired next to virtually anybody that the Republicans run out there."

We're not exactly sure what's most problematic about his so-called "logic". Maybe it's the fact that Fischer doesn't seem at all concerned with his own sagginess...

Judge his comments for yourself, thanks to Right Wing Watch ... AFTER THE JUMP...

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