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Nobody Remembers Walt Whitman and The Seduction of Monika Lewinsky

Nobody Remembers

I CELEBRATE myself, and sing myself,Bill and MonikaBill Clinton Leaves of Grass

And what I assume you shall assume,

For every atom belonging to me as good belongs to you…

                                 Walt Whitman or Bill Clinton?

 

Here’s a bit of trivial fun: Bill Clinton gave both Hillary AND Monica Lewinsky copies of Walt Whitman’s Leaves of Grass. Clever really. Bill, I’m sure figured it was a lot better than leaving a trace of your old love letters around for some future Presidential scandal. (ha ha ha) No, Bill wanted the ladies to know that he wanted to have sex, but he also wanted them to think that he was in love with them, when he really wasn’t. Bill Clinton in love? I doubt that has ever happened. I don’t recall him ever mentioning “love” in his autobiography. But wait…

I’m off the subject: This is about Walt. (I think.)

Bill really liked Walt, and it’s no wonder. If Bill had lived in Walt’s time, no doubt they would have been lovers.  Walt was ‘gay’ but even more than that, he was full of himself..just like Bill.Walt witman

If you read Leaves of Grass, you truly can feel that Bill and Walt were like two peas in a pod of lust…for themselves. Yes, Bill and Walt,  besides being both democrats, had another characteristic that they shared:

The great talent of self-promotion.

The reason any of us remembers Walt is because Walt was a master not only of writing obscene poetry, he was great at promoting himself.

Like Bill, Walt could really sell himself:

From A History of the American People by Paul Johnson:

Whitman first published his central work, Leaves of Grass, in 1855, when it consisted of twelve poems and ninety-five pages. He republished it, with as much fanfare as he could muster, in 1856, with additions, and this process of republications continued until the sixth edition, in 1881, had 293 poems and 382 pages. He reviewed his own poetry often, both anonymously and under pseudonyms, wrote articles about himself and promoted biographies. He planted news-stores. He said: “The public is a thick- skinned beast and you have to keep whacking away on  its hide to let it know you’re there.” He was his own iconographer, promoting photos and portraits of himself and editing them. He built up his own biographical archive, a practice followed by Berthold Brecht in the next century. He even designed his own tomb. He was the first American poet to employ free verse on a large scale, as a device for attracting attention, and the first to make a virtue of obscenity, thereby getting himself written about (and prosecuted.)  He conned Emerson into writing him a letter and then published it to boost himself. He described his own body as “perfect” a theme taken up by his votaries, who compared him to Christ: actually he was an ungainly youth who became an ugly old men. He got a letter from Tennyson but let it be known that it was so fulsome in his praise that modesty forbade him to publish it. He wrote a sixty-four page promotional pamphlet to sell his third edition but did not acknowledge authorship till twenty-three years later.  As visitors like Henry Thoreau discovered, he was not only eager to talk about himself but reluctant to have the conversation stray from the subject for long.

The first edition of Leaves of Grass sold only ten copies and Whitman had to give the rest away. But by the end of his life he was already a cult figure on both sides of the Atlantic, and his fame, and the interest in his work and personality, have continued to increase.

TELL me that doesn’t sound like Bill Clinton. Yes, I can just see old Bill now, reciting Walt Whitman to Monica:

Undrape! you are not guilty to me, nor stale nor discarded,WTF funny

I see through the broadcloth and gingham whether or no,

And am around, tenacious, acquisitive, tireless, and cannot be shaken away.

Houses and rooms are full of perfumes, the shelves are crowded with perfumes,

I breathe the fragrance myself and know it and like it,

The distillation would intoxicate me also, but I shall not let it.

The atmosphere is not a perfume, it has no taste of the distillation, it is odorless,

It is for my mouth forever, I am in love with it,

I will go to the bank by the wood and become undisguised and naked,

I am mad for it to be in contact with me.

 

You have to wonder….Bill figured he could seduce just about any woman with Leaves of Grass…

We know Monika read it, but Hillary? She probably gave her copy to Huma.

December 3, 2015 Posted by | American Culture, Uncategorized | , | Leave a comment

Nobody’s Fool: Dick Morris

Nobody’s Fool

Obama has been quite the successful President hasn’t he? I still can’t get over our astronauts having to go to Russia to get a ride into outer space….

Well, that’s a big loss, but not as big a loss as the loss of free speech on the internet everywhere.

Is this really going to happen? Will the only place we be able to tell our real thoughts be on our XBOX’s?

While I am still having trouble wondering WHY Dick Morris worked for the Clintons’ for so long…

Dick is…Nobody’s Fool. I try not to miss any of his video’s.

Thanks Dick, you win the Nobody’s Fool Award for surviving the Clinton machine and coming to your senses.

Not many people who have worked with them, have lived to tell the tale.

December 3, 2015 Posted by | Internet | , | Leave a comment

Nobody Knows, What Will Happen Next….

Nobody Knows

—if the killers that massacred the poor people in San Bernardino tonight, will all be dead by dawn.Syed Farook

Let’s hope so.

—how long we will have to listen to the liberal media, go on and on wondering WHY a devout Muslim American and his brother, went in and slaughtered people at a Christmas party? It could NOT be because they were Muslims out to kill some Christians…so  why? What motivated  these people? That’s all the hosts of CNN can come up with.  Somehow they missed the headlines:

 SYED FAROOK ‘DEVOUT MUSLIM’

 

—How they missed the other clue from ISIS: “Three lions made us proud. They are still alive,” one ISIS adherent tweeted in Arabic after the shootings at Inland Regional Center in San Bernardino.

—if the shooters turn out to be Muslims terrorists, will Obama continue to just treat them as simple “criminals?”

—why this place didn’t have any armed security guards?

—how long they are going to ‘milk’ this tragedy to give Hillary time to relax, and just come out with tweets against the NRA?Obama smiling at CC

And in other news:

—why Obama didn’t come home from Paris with some kind of signed Global Warming agreement, (he didn’t) and is there anybody else but me who thinks that all Obama’s calm and upbeat demeanor of the whole affair a simple cover up for what really happened..Obama got a lot of anger from other leaders for letting ISIS get so bad. That’s why he is always smiling in every picture and nobody else is.Sandy Burdger

—-how relieved the Clinton’s must be that Sandy Berger is now dead. After all, he personally stole documents for Bill in the National Achieves, and Sandy KNOWS probably at least half of the Clinton’s dirty secrets. After all, this IS Hillary’s last chance to be ‘elected.’ It was also Berger who helped the Chinese get OUR technology so that they could catch up to us, and now they can destroy us. In case you need a refresher course on this man…read here:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sandy_Berger

—Nobody knows how the new name of ISIS that John Kerry uses, Daesh, a name THAT is suppose to insult ISIS, who would no doubt take it as a compliment. It means…”One who tramples.”

And speaking of one who tramples…

—Nobody Knows how Rahm Emanuel is feeling about having the blacks in his city wanting his resignation? Does he feel betrayed by Obama? Does he feel like the President of a university who want him to be replace with a black man?

—And will he step down? (Hahaha) Is Obama deserting him?Rahm

—if Jeb Bush will ever make it pass Rubio, or Cruz, in the polls, let alone Donald Trump..

…If anybody is buying those very expensive coffee machines and if they do, are they mad at themselves because they did?

….If Star Wars is going to be a big disappointment…

….If Janet Yelled is going to raise the rate BEFORE the year is out…

….if I can stop eating pretzels.

….if Kissinger is still alive?

…what dogs really think when they are lying next to your feet.dogs asleep

My dog, just went to bed. And I think I will too. It was another sad day in America.

 

 

 

December 3, 2015 Posted by | Gun Control, Uncategorized | , | Leave a comment

   

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