December 28, 2017

"Vanity Fair 'Regrets' Video Telling Hillary Clinton To Take Up Knitting, Drop Politics."

"It was an attempt at humor and we regret that it missed the mark."

But they haven't taken the video down. Here:

That's from a humorous, feather-light series called "Six New Year's Resolutions for ______________." It's very mild. The one about Donald Trump proffers resolutions about his hairstyle, his soda drinking, and watching television.

The Hillary one included "Take up a new hobby in the New Year: Volunteer work, knitting, improv comedy – literally anything that will keep you from running again."

The no-sense-of-humor/no-sense-of-lightweightness Hillary crowd cried sexist about knitting.

And that criticism is, frankly, anti-knittist.

56 comments:

Curious George said...

I think someone reminded them of Seth Rich.

Professional lady said...

One of my hobbies is crocheting - it's a great stress reliever. Both knitting and crocheting put you in a state of mind similar to a meditative state. I think the reason crafts such as knitting, crocheting, quilting etc. are becoming popular again is because they do relieve stress. Also, an outlet for creativity. People just need to lighten up. I've heard that originally knitting and crocheting were male crafts. There are many men who knit and crochet - there's even a product line named after the "Crochet Dude."

MayBee said...

I'm glad they aren't taking the video down. The best way to handle the internet mobs- and to de-fang them- is to ignore them. They aren't real life.

MayBee said...

Also, here's to Irene.

rhhardin said...

Nit picking.

Ann Althouse said...

@MayBee I was thinking of Irene too.

Gahrie said...

OK...I seriously don't understand. Could somebody please explain to me the Left's devotion to Hillary?

She's never actually accomplished anything (except get a rapist off), she has an unpleasant personality and is not physically attractive. She has proven that she believes the laws don't apply to her. Her only claim to fame and power she obtained through her marriage to a man who abuses and rapes women.

She is a two time loser when running for president, including what should have been a slam dunk election against what should have been the most unelectable candidate in history.

She has brought nothing but misery and corruption everywhere she has gone.

MayBee said...

Althouse- xoxox

Roy Jacobsen said...

Used to be that the joke went like this:

Q: How many feminists does it take to change a lightbulb?
A: That's not funny!!!

Looks like we need to replace "feminists" with "leftists."

Dickin'Bimbos@Home said...

Mind Crime! Mind Crime! The Hive Mind Corruption Excusers Demand your repentance.

Amadeus 48 said...

This needs the "That's not funny" tag.

Quaestor said...

She could knit something warm and cozy for Bill's cock. Something with a bell on it.

William Chadwick said...

"We live in a post-joke society!"--SJW "snowflake" on FAMILY GUY.

tcrosse said...

All we need is H>er as Madame DeFarge.

Ann Althouse said...

"This needs the "That's not funny" tag."

Thanks. I added the relevant tag.

Unknown said...

Lighten up Francis.

-sw

F said...

Against knitting? Who's gonna produce the knitted pink hats the left will need for the next inauguration?

Dickin'Bimbos@Home said...

Private Server for international cash, and big government FBI sanctioned lying/covering. HER> don't need no stinking yarn.

Fernandistein said...

Now would be her time to finish joining the Marines.

Quaestor said...

All we need is H>er as Madame DeFarge.

Except for the knitting, she's already the Vengeance. Especially the cackle.

cubanbob said...

Hillary has been knitting, knitting for years. She had knitted a vast web of corruption and criminality.

AllenS said...

Besides running for office, what can Hillary actually do? Would anyone want her to cook you a meal? Drive you to a doctors appointment? Would you eat any cookies that she baked for you to eat at Christmas? Sex? Not even BJ Clinton wants to have sex with her. Baby sit for the grandchildren? That will never happen. Seriously, what good is she?

David Begley said...

Hillary can knit in Leavenworth.

Dickin'Bimbos@Home said...

Other than money whoring, HER> is worthless. But the Hive Minders still love her. They think she is innocent and qualified. But then, the qualifications for progressive tyranny are exactly Hillary Clinton.

I like how the Vanity Fair people call themselves "The hive" - LOL perfect.

Ray said...

Gallup poll per cnn said Hillary most admired women in US:
http://www.cnn.com/2017/12/27/politics/barack-obama-hillary-clinton-gallup/index.html

tcrosse said...

The K in Knitting has announced that it can no longer remain silent. #MeNeither.

Dust Bunny Queen said...

Maybe that is their way of telling Hillary to "mind your knitting"

stick to (one's) knitting

1. To mind one's own business. Oh, stick to your knitting—I don't need to hear your opinion of every little thing I do.

2. To do only what one knows or is familiar with. You can't just stick to your knitting—you have to try new things too.

See also: knitting, stick


Effff off Hillary!!!

I also knit and crochet and as Professional Lady said, it is a very relaxing, meditative, zen like experience.........until you make a mistake and have to rip out rows and rows of work! At which point you just chalk it up to a learning experience.

Quaestor said...

Gallup poll per cnn said Hillary most admired women in US...

Well, darn. And I thought that was going to be Ronan Farrow. [rimshot]

Quaestor said...

The K in Knitting has announced that it can no longer remain silent.

(mumbling under his breath) Silly wordplay... Now, kuh-nock it off!

Ralph L said...

except get a rapist off
In hindsight, not often enough.

tcrosse said...

Knitting and crochet are controlled fidgeting.

William said...

Kind of meta, but she will be made fun of as the woman we shouldn't make fun of. This generation's Queen Victoria.......Out in the ether, however, there are quite a few jokes at her expense, and they're made by people of the left. The one public figure who is never mocked is Barack Obama. Even rodeo clowns revere his image........What does Sheila Jackson Lee have to do to achieve mockability?

tds said...

surgeons knit or crochet as an exercise to improve hand dexterity. At least on my side of the pond

exhelodrvr1 said...

Doesn't that fall into the "stand by your man, staying at home baking cookies" type of woman category?

Charlie said...

Hey, you can't criticize her, she's the World's Most Admired Woman!!

Drago said...

Uh oh.

Looks like someone decided to dip a mere toe outside the Lefty Hive Mind Bubble of Acceptability to "make a funny" and those super duper "tolerant" lefties decided to make an example of them...with precisely the results you'd expect of our "tolerant" Maoists.

exiledonmainstreet said...

Remember defensive tackle Rosey Grier knitted and did needlepoint?

Bay Area Guy said...

Hillary really should take up knitting. It's a peaceful and productive hobby. Also, it would take her mind off trying to rule the country as payback for suffering decades of humiliation caused by her philandering husband, Bill.

Yancey Ward said...

Shelob already does plenty of knitting.

Yancey Ward said...

She is running again, however- 100% certain.

Bay Area Guy said...

She could knit a few pussy hats or rap about her Vag, if she got bored.

Quaestor said...

Remember defensive tackle Rosey Grier knitted and did needlepoint?

Mostly I remember The Incredible Two-Heated Transplant.

Jeebus... my eyes!

John said...

Doesn't Whiney Hillary already have a hobby? She says she likes to get hammered on cheap whine and pass out in the corner with the potted palm.

"Sipping chardonnay and wondering in the woods" is what she euphemistically calls it.

Hills, babycakes, there's no woods for miles around your house. Nobody with access to Mapquest is buying this.

John Henry

John said...

Someone gave my 2 year old grandaughter a cute little baby doll for Christmas. Nothing fancy, probably cost $10 but she likes it.

It comes with a little knit cap with mouse ears on it.

I was amazed that nobody else said anything but my first thought was "pussy hat". I didn't say anything either. I am sometimes smart enough to keep my mouth shut.

John Henry

The Cracker Emcee Activist said...

“Gallup poll per cnn said Hillary most admired women in US:
http://www.cnn.com/2017/12/27/politics/barack-obama-hillary-clinton-gallup/index.html”

Feminists have long said that women are too little regarded in this country. Apparently they’re right.

n.n said...

Feminists not only denied life to babies deemed unworthy, but agency to women who were advised that choice occurs after conception (the "act"). Whether a woman knits or quilts or whatever is positive progress following decades of feminists waging social justice on women, men, and babies, too.

reader said...

She could always take up tatting. Much easier to travel with (since she refuses to go away).

William Chadwick said...

DickinBimbos wrote: "I like how the Vanity Fair people call themselves 'The hive' - LOL perfect."

That was my reaction, too. Of course it's self-aggrandizement on their part. They may be part of The Hive, but not all of it. In any event, somewhere in Libertarian Heaven, Joseph Sobran is having a good laugh.

Tom said...

Knitting?! Hasn’t she effed up enough Afghans?! C’mon, people!

theribbonguy said...

Tom at 3:27 wins the thread.

Excuse me while clean the coffee off my monitor.

Jupiter said...

Gahrie said...
"OK...I seriously don't understand. Could somebody please explain to me the Left's devotion to Hillary?"

I've pondered that same question. Could it be a "How many fingers" thing?

tcrosse said...

Could somebody please explain to me the Left's devotion to Hillary?

The Left hates H>er. It's the pissed-off upper middle class white ladies who love her.

Jim at said...

She has brought nothing but misery and corruption everywhere she has gone.

You answered your own question as to why the left idolizes Hillary.

n.n said...

Clinton conceived. She Chose. She aborted.

She couldn't have done it without Obama, a man, and the establishment's help.

Narayanan Subramanian said...

How much self control is needed while knitting? Is H>er up to it?

Comanche Voter said...

I dunno. Hillary made a big deal about being a grandma. My daughter and her husband live in London as does "Grandma Linda" who started knitting up a storm when the first grandchild was still six months from delivery. Now some 5 years later the two grandkid's closets are overflowing with sweaters, booties, caps, gloves, jumpers you name it. Now that the youngest has just turned three and his older sister is four and a half, it's time to "thin the herd" of knitted items.

But hey Grandma Hillary--if you got it, flaunt it. If you are going to talk the talk, then walk the walk and pick up those needles.