June 10, 2013

Hillary Clinton on Twitter "jokingly styles herself as a 'pantsuit aficionado,' 'hair icon' and 'grass ceiling cracker.'"

Reports the BBC.

I don't know if it was the BBC or Hillary who is to blame for the typo "grass ceiling cracker," but it made me think of the famous old Camille Paglia quote: "If civilization had been left in female hands, we would still be living in grass huts.''

Which could be rewritten: "If civilization had been left in female hands, we would still be living in grass huts, and crowing about breaking grass ceilings, and I do mean crowing, not tweeting, because there wouldn't be any Twitter either."

54 comments:

madAsHell said...

I thought cracker was racial epithet, but now cracker is a good thing??

Rocco said...

madAsHell said:
"I thought cracker was racial epithet, but now cracker is a good thing?

It's like the "N-word". Only persons of pallor can call themselves or others "cracker".

Irene said...

NBC reports the tweet without the "typo."

(And doesn't one "shatter," not "crack," a glass ceiling?)

Big Mike said...

She's the one who's cracked, not the ceiling.

pm317 said...

wow, that is one offensive and pessimistic outlook about female capabilities (by Paglia and you). Why even go there?

edutcher said...

She cracked nothing.

Her marriage did.

Much like Moochelle's.

PS I think you're right, Irene. To crack glass is not necessarily to break it.

David said...

She is the one she's been waiting for.

Methadras said...

The creation process for women is essentially creating children and birth. It's their biology, it's what they do. Men on the other hand while contributors to the creation of other human beings are vast creators of everything else. Nearly every invention, thought, and idea you can attribute to them. Sure, there are many breakout women, but their numbers pale to what man has brought to bear. Good and bad.

chrisnavin.com said...

Nothing like riding personally flawed 60's idealist Bubba statesmen as far as they'll take you, apparently.

Lydia said...

And Bubba's just been named Father of the Year!

Irene said...

@Lydia, And the chose a photo of Clinton pointing his finger to accompany that story!

Irene said...

typo!

*they*

AprilApple said...

Wow. More Clintons. Can't wait.

Titus said...

Her thighs are gross.

On her "off" time she needs some major work done on her ass and legs.

I would recommend she get a little tit job too. Get those things looking more pointy.

Eyes need some work too and chin.

She doesn't need to go all Pussy Galore Pelosi but she needs some tightening up.

Titus said...

She needs to have her dick cut off too and give it to Chaz Bono.

Titus said...

Grass Ceiling sounds like the paremeter of where the cooch wax ends.

Lem said...

Hillary is like Jefferson

Hillary is like Madison

Hillary is like Monroe

Hillary is like J. Q. Adams

Hillary is like Van Buren

Hillary is like Buchanan.

Making reservations?

AprilApple said...

After Obama and Holder set up and institutionalize China-esque spying on congress, Fox news, the AP and anyone it deems a political enemy --won't the Clintons be awesome over-seeing it?


Ahh...It will be fun to watch the leftwing media-Hollywood mega-mouths push and pimp the perpetual power of the Clintons psycho-drama.

Sweet.

rhhardin said...

Derbyshire this week reports that Hillary is back in Chappaqua, chanting spells.

rhhardin said...

The first chapter of Sexual Personae is well worth the read.

Bruce Hayden said...

I don't see her as much of a glass ceiling cracker. She got where she is right now primarily by marriage. She made partner in a law firm through being the wife of the governor. She got visibility and name recognition living in the White House. She got campaign funds and political connections through her husband, including the selling of Presidential pardons. And, she got the Secretary of State gig at least partially through Obama buying her husband's backing for President with it. Not something that very many other women have. Maybe, ultimately, Michelle. Probably no one else.

Astro said...

I can believe she's a cracker. Not like the honest, decent, god-fearing crackers here in GA and Northern FL. She's the 'cracker' that Chris Rock talks about.

Revenant said...

"Glass ceiling cracker"?

She was the 30th female Senator and the third female Secretary of State. The glass ceiling cracked well before she got there. :)

She's the first President's wife to win a Senate office, but "achieving power via one's husband" isn't exactly a new thing for women either.

Skeptical Voter said...

Since she's "coming out" in her new bio, I don't think she was riding Bubba all the way to the top. Maybe someone else--but not Bubba.

bbkingfish said...

Never thought I'd see Hillary refer to herself as a "cracker." Guess the libs are wrapped up, so now she can make a pitch for the Bubba vote. Politicians will say anything to get elected.

Titus said...

Does she ever orgasm?

somefeller said...

It's nice to see that our next President has a good sense of humor and is willing to embrace technology.

rhhardin said...

Paglia wrote that there's no female Mozart because there's no female Jack the Ripper.

So you can't believe every theorem of hers.

rhhardin said...

Not that Mozart was that great, except for the Mass in C minor maybe.

garage mahal said...

It's nice to see that our next President has a good sense of humor and is willing to embrace technology.

Every statement will be parsed, every tweet scrutinized. The butt hurt as she cracks the nuts of Republicans is going to be epic.

Chip S. said...

Is it established that the quote wasn't actually "crass, venal character"?

AprilApple said...

Hillary calls herself a cracker - how presidential.

You know- since everyone clearly loves her, and she's so amazing, let us forfeit the vote and usher her in without any voting.

BDNYC said...

Serious question: what are Hillary actual accomplishments? More to the point, what would she have accomplished if her husband wasn't a charismatic and transcendent political figure who, in most other countries, would be president-for-life? Would she be a practicing lawyer, a partner in a big firm, a law professor, a prosecutor, a stay at home mom? Would she have been anything special at any of those vocations? I think not, frankly.

A real tribute to feminism. Riding her husband's coc ... er ... coattails to power and fame.

richard mcenroe said...

Well, I'll give her the cracker.

somefeller said...

Every statement will be parsed, every tweet scrutinized. The butt hurt as she cracks the nuts of Republicans is going to be epic.

I'm not sure if she'll run and 2016 will be a tough year (because of the eight-year cycle more than any other reason), but I hope she does if only to hear the hilarious shrieking she triggers from the GOP. She should embrace it and do things like post a photo on Halloween with her saying "boo!" to a sweaty-looking photo of John Boehner.

richard mcenroe said...

Of course, what she doesn't mention is she broke the glass ceiling falling through it after she was fired from the Watergate investigation for suppressing evidence she feared might be exculpatory.

Titus said...

If she does run she needs to sex it up a bit.

Once she has the plastic surgery I want to see in her in a leather minnie like Palin.

Also, she needs to show more cleavage. I want to see a cross necklace dangling between her bustline.

When the fat is sucked out of her ginormous thighs she needs to show more leg. When she sits down we should be able to see her grass ceiling, similar to Brittany, or Anne Hathaway.

ampersand said...

So who actually is her ghost twitterer?

El Pollo Raylan said...

Saltwalter, bad for glass
Pantsuit, bad for claque
Hairdo, bad for clacker

Lem said...

I'll take it from here...like those other Secretaries of State.

Lem said...

Jefferson, Madison...

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Barry Dauphin said...

Maybe she paid George Takei $10 to write that tweet for her.

The Godfather said...

Bill is the Clinton I think of when someone mentions grass.

Kevin said...

Whoever wrote that is completely un-self-aware. Glass ceilings are broken, not cracked. They are just screaming an invitation to read that as "cracker."

Chip Ahoy said...

Grass ceiling. It's more a root ceiling resulting from a grass roof.

Howard said...

People who live in grass houses shouldn't stow thrones.

Steve Koch said...

Titus,

Hillary wears pants cuz her legs are world class terrible. No amount of surgery is gonna make her legs look good, not gonna happen.

My understanding is that her Hollywood backers realize the gravity of the situation and are developing sleeves for her legs that are made of blue screen material to facilitate digital image transformation of those unsightly gams to make them much less revolting to the eye. Unfortunately this will not help those unfortunate people who see her in person. I believe the current work around for those unfortunates is to wear a special type of bifocal where the bottom half of the lens is blacked out (and, of course, averting the eyes usually works).

Mr. Chesh said...

This article disgusts me. To discredit Hilary Clinton for personal blunders is one thing but to discredit her for being a woman is disgusting. Feminism is not wrong, it is a forward way of thinking and to think men are more capable than woman biologically is just idiotic. The reason why woman were not able to achieve the same mile markers as men in history is because we decided early on that they were lesser most likely because we were threatened that they were human just like us but also able to reproduce, thus holding a lot more importance than us in the future of humanity.

You people are so ignorant. I don't even want to bother addressing the stupidity of @madashell's comment: "I thought cracker was racial epithet, but now cracker is a good thing??". Stop nitpicking through her words for typing errors. If you don't like her for her political views grow a backbone and write articles with substance.

I hope one day all of you grow up and realize that women have something to say to. And I hope you don't brainwash your children to believe that men are superior to women. Fuck this oppression, you backwards conservatives.

AllenS said...

The person who wrote that Tweet for Hillary is a young man who doesn't comb his hair

Darrell said...

There was a female Mozart--Hildegard of Bingen, 600 years before her male counterparts. She grew up with a musical family that survived by traveling Europe to be sponsored by Noble families. She was a prodigy, but her father reined it in because music was only considered a gentle hobby for females at the time. Her younger brother was a prodigy, too. And when word spread about his abilities, he became the family meal ticket. When she found the courage to reveal her compositions, she was entering her teens--too old to be the prodigy that was in vogue. But her work was revolutionary--she wwrote the first opera.

Steve Koch said...

Mr Chesh,

Fuck you for completely ignoring the accomplishments and oppression of the transgendered throughout history.

AprilApple said...

Hillary Clinton - then and now.

The campaign ads write themselves.

Treasure trove, baby.

Screech

Mr. Chesh said...

When were the transgendered brought up once? If this article was attacking transgendered people then hell yes i would stand up for them. I believe in equality for all regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, etc. That's as much as most of you could say especially the author of this article.