Tell Him How You Really Feel: Hillary Unloads On Donald

Des Moines, Iowa (CNN) – Hillary Clinton said Donald Trump’s recent vulgar description of her electoral loss in 2008 was “not the first time he’s demonstrated a penchant for sexism.”


Clinton said the GOP frontrunner thrives on controversy in her first direct response to Trump telling an audience that she got “schlonged” — a term derived from a vulgar Yiddish word for a man’s penis — when she lost to then-Sen. Barack Obama in the 2008 fight for the Democratic presidential nomination.

“I really deplore the tone of his campaign, the inflammatory rhetoric that he is using to divide people, and his going after groups of people with hateful, incendiary rhetoric,” Clinton said in an interview with the Des Moines Register’s Tony Leys on Tuesday in Fairfield, Iowa.

GTY_trump_wedding_clintons_jef_150806_16x9_992“Nothing really surprises me anymore. I don’t know that he has any boundaries at all. His bigotry, his bluster, his bullying have become his campaign. And he has to keep sort of upping the stakes and going even further.”

She added, “I don’t respond to him personally, because he thrives on that kind of exchange. I think he has to answer for what he says, and I assume that others will make the larger point about his language. It’s not the first time he’s demonstrated a penchant for sexism. Again, I’m not sure anybody’s surprised that he keeps pushing the envelope.”

Trump said Tuesday that the term ‘schlonged’ isn’t vulgar and that he was using it to say Clinton had been beaten badly in 2008.

On Wednesday, Trump tweeted in part, ” … Be careful Hillary as you play the war on women or women being degraded card.”

GTY_donald_trump_hillary_clinton_sk_150619_16x9_992Clinton made three public stops in Iowa on Tuesday, two for town halls in Keota and Fairfield and another for a volunteer event in Bettendorf.

While Trump’s comments were the talk of the political world throughout the day, Clinton declined to respond to them directly when asked. But when asked a emotional question about bullying by a 10-year-old girl, Clinton seemingly made reference to Trump.

“You are looking at somebody who has had a lot of terrible things said about me. Luckily I am old enough where it doesn’t particularly bother me,” Clinton said, adding that the country “shouldn’t let anybody bully his way into the presidency.”

Holiday Cheer But Still No Justice For Burn/Arson Victim Safyre Terry

(SL)- Before you start complaining about what you don’t have or what you wish you had or what kind of day you’re having think about 8-year old Safyre Terry.  The little girl who lost her father and three siblings in an arson fire 2 years ago.  Safyre suffered burns to 75% of her body which left her disfigured and without a hand and a foot, but she won’t complain.

Safyre Terry was severely burned in a fire that claimed the lives of her father and 3 siblings.

When she was asked by her aunt Liz Dolder what she wanted for Christmas her only wish was to fill her card tree. Dolder posted the request on FB and it went viral. Here Safyre  thought she would only received about 20 cards and now…a million plus later she’s overjoyed.  Terry even received a card from the First Family of The United States and a whole lot more including  a trip to Disney World, thousands of gifts, and more than $338,000 in donations.

Safyre before the blaze.

Her story is one indeed of bravery and perseverance.  In a video posted Tuesday on a Facebook page chronicling her long recovery  Safyre triumphantly lifts a cup with a 3D-printed prosthetic hand made for her by students at the University at Albany. Dolder asks, “Who can do it?” and Safyre shouts, “I can!”

It’s a frequent call and response between Dolder and her niece, who shows no trace of self-consciousness about her scars and tracheal tube as she greets well-wishers at holiday events organized by police and motorcycle clubs in her honor.

The little girl had one Christmas Wish….cards.

Dolder, a stay-at-home mom who cares for Safyre, as well as her own 8-year-old twins, said more than a million cards and thousands of packages have arrived at the family’s home on a rural road 15 miles west of Albany.

Safyre has received over a million cards from all over the world including China and France.

Background Story

The Times Union covered the story for awhile. It appears that baby girl was injured in a fire that was allegedly set by Edward Leon who was upset with Safyre’s father David Terry ( who died trying to save his children from the blaze) because Terry was dating his ex-girlfriend who didn’t help matters when she admitted that she was sleeping after taking LSD the night of the fire.

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Don’t Get Pregnant! Brazilian Health Officials Issue Unusual Advice

(Rio de Janeiro (CNN)) – Brazilian health officials are dishing out some unusual advice these days: Don’t get pregnant.

That’s the message for would-be parents, especially in the country’s northeast, after officials linked a mosquito-borne virus called Zika to a surge in newborn microcephaly, a neurological disorder that can result in incomplete brain development.

“It’s a very personal decision, but at this moment of uncertainty, if families can put off their pregnancy plans, that’s what we’re recommending,” Angela Rocha, the pediatric infectologist at Oswaldo Cruz Hospital in Brazil’s hardest-hit state, told CNN.

Behind Brazil’s outbreak

More than 2,400 suspected cases of microcephaly have been reported this year in 20 Brazilian states, compared with 147 cases last year. Doctors are investigating 29 related infant deaths.

Microcephaly results in babies being born with abnormally small heads that cause, often serious, developmental issues and sometimes early death.


As a result, six states have declared a state of emergency. In Pernambuco state alone, more than 900 cases have been reported.

“These are newborns who will require special attention their entire lives. It’s an emotional stress that just can’t be imagined,” Rocha said. “Here in Pernambuco, we’re talking about a generation of babies that’s going to be affected.”

fs-zika1When the cases of microcephaly started to soar last month, doctors noticed they coincided with the appearance of the Zika virus in Brazil. They soon discovered that most of the affected mothers reported having Zika-like symptoms during early pregnancy — mild fever, rash and headaches.

On November 28, Brazil’s Health Ministry announced that during an autopsy it had found the Zika virus in a baby born with microcephaly, establishing a link between the two. Go to CNN for the whole story.

Falcons RB Tevin Coleman Injured After Slipping In Shower

(SL) – Falcons RB Tevin Coleman in concussion protocol after slipping in shower at team’s training facility. “He fell and hit his head, and he is in the concussion protocol,” Quinn said. “That’s unfortunate.”
Coleman, a third-round draft pick from Indiana, was the team’s starting running back at the beginning of the season until he suffered a fractured rib in Week 2. Devonta Freeman then took over as the starter.

Are The Two Women Who Reportedly Robbed Knicks Star Part of A Larger Ring?

(SL) – When will they learn? Yet another athlete has been robbed by women he invited to his residence shortly after meeting them at a club.  Police released video of the two suspects they believe stole $750,000 worth of jewelry from New York Knicks Star Derrick Williams’ apartment.  But now authorities are wondering if the two women are part of a larger ring of women targeting wealthy men at clubs.

The alleged thieving temptresses were caught on a surveillance camera as they left New York City club Up & Down on December 19 at around 5am to head over to Williams’ bachelor pad in the city’s Tribeca neighborhood.
494be985-aa56-406b-b125-6fa32446a99dWilliams has refused to comment about the incident, but police say he went to check the box that afternoon and realized the jewelry was missing.

The-24-year old signed a two-year contract with the Knicks this past July which ESPN reported to be worth $10 million at the time.


Cavs Iman Shumpert’s Best Assist Ever

(SL) – 911 Call of Cleveland Cavaliers baller Iman Shumpert delivering his daughter with Teyanna Taylor, in the couple’s  bathroom. The operator, who hasn’t been identified, is expected to be nominated for several awards for emergency workers during EMS week in July 2016. Sweetest thing I’ve heard in a long time. Take a listen!

Teyanna has bounced back already. The new mom posted a post baby pic on IG showing off her slim tummy.


Madonna Takes Legal Action To Force Son To Live With Her

(SL) – Singer Madonna is caught in the middle of a major legal battle over her 15-year old son.  The Queen of 80’s Pop appeared in a Manhattan courtroom to ask a judge to force her ex-husband Guy Ritchie to return their son Rocco  to the US.  There’s only one problem.  Rocco doesn’t want to live in New York with Madonna. The teenager wants to remain in London with his father and stepmother.

2F97106C00000578-3372220-image-m-32_1450892063862 The Material Girl told a Supreme Court Judge that her son had informed her of his plans to stay with his father and that he didn’t want to come back to New York City.  However, Madonna is doing everything in her power to make him to come back.  She asked Judge Deborah Kaplan to force filmmaker Guy Ritchie to send him back.

2F9738BF00000578-3372220-image-a-67_1450896732296.jpgRitchie’s attorney, Eric Buckley, told Judge Kaplan that Rocco has made it clear that he doesn’t want to return to the states. When asked by the Judge if Ritchie has prevented his some from returning, Buckley reportedly responded by saying, “Effectively, Yes.”

Judge Kaplan ruled that Rocco must return to the states and have a conversation with Madonna, if he wants to live in London with his father.  I personally, think it’s a waste of time and just prolonging the inevitable.  Clearly, Rocco is at that age where legally he can decide which parent he wants to reside with and most importantly he’s almost an adult!

A Navy Seal Operative’s Guide To Survival: 100 Deadly Skills With Clint Emerson

(SL) – Retired Navy Seal, Clint Emerson has a NY Times best selling book out right now called 100 Deadly Skills  – The SEAL Operative’s Guide to Eluding Pursuers, Evading Capture, and Surviving Any Dangerous Situation.

Barnes and Noble Overview

A hands-on, practical survival guide from retired Navy SEAL Clint Emerson—adapted for civilians from actual special forces operations—to eluding pursuers, evading capture, and surviving any dangerous situation.

In today’s increasingly dangerous world, threats to your personal safety are everywhere. From acts of terror to mass shootings, and from the unseen (and sometimes virtual) matrix of everyday crime, danger is no longer confined to dark alleys or unstable regions. Potentially life-threatening circumstances can arise anywhere, anytime, and Clint Emerson—former Navy SEAL—wants you to be prepared.


100 Deadly Skills contains proven self-defense skills, evasion tactics, and immobilizing maneuvers—modified from the world of black ops—to help you take action in numerous “worst case” scenarios from escaping a locked trunk, to making an improvised Taser, to tricking facial recognition software. With easy-to-understand instructions and illustrations, Emerson outlines in detail many life-saving strategies and teaches you how to think and act like a member of the special forces.


This complete course in survival teaches you how to prevent tracking, evade a kidnapping, elude an active shooter, rappel down the side of a building, immobilize a bad guy, protect yourself against cyber-criminals, and much more—all using low-tech to “no-tech” methods. Clear, detailed, and presented in an easy-to-understand and execute format, 100 Deadly Skills is an invaluable resource. Because let’s face it, when danger is imminent, you don’t have time for complicated instructions.