Friday, January 27, 2006

I Believe In a Place Called Hope

Blogging from Hope, Arkansas...Boyhood town of President Bill Clinton. I checked out his Presidential Library in Little Rock yesterday and was pleasantly surprised. Seeing where he lived also put something about him in perspective for me. His home is nothing more than a small shack almost, in a poor part of the city. His neighborhood seemed to me mostly minority, while that could have changed drastically since he was a little kid. My grandfather grew up walking distance from President Clinton, so while I would imagine the neighborhood to have been less multi-cultural....it was still no where close to NOVA suburbia. I do have to say, I respect him more seeing where he came from. Being able to come from this town to ascend to the most powerful man in the world is amazing. It's the reason why I love this country.

22 Comments:

At 1/27/2006 03:33:00 PM, Anonymous Rtwng Extrmst said...

Yep, any snake oil salesman can become President if you can fool enough of the people. W.J. Clinton is the perfect example of that.

BTW did you get a chance to stop by their version of the history of the impeachment? I hear it's a real laugher!

I will never forgive what that administration did (and continues to do in their version of history) to Ken Starr, a good man who was only doing his job, but was unfortunately caught up in a legal battle with very evil administration.

BTW TC, Ken Starr is a former member of MBC too. Just a tid-bit of trivia...

 
At 1/27/2006 03:38:00 PM, Blogger too conservative said...

I like Ken Starr, and have had the pleasure of meeting him.

The point of my post was not to slam Bill Clinton, who was not the worst of Democratic Presidents...and no where near as close to the socialism of FDR, but instead to commend him for rising up through the ranks.

 
At 1/27/2006 04:00:00 PM, Blogger Willis said...

You should visit the ghetto. That'll make you hate America again.

 
At 1/27/2006 04:03:00 PM, Anonymous Rtwng Extrmst said...

Good post TC. My post was in order to speak what I see as the truth about the man. Yours is probably true too, but I cannot ever respect the man, despite his accomplishments as long as he continues to live the lie he does today after destroying so many people.

Also, I need to amend my previous post. I used the word "forgive". That was wrong in that sentence. I should have used the words "trust that man for".

 
At 1/27/2006 04:27:00 PM, Blogger James Young said...

I guess you're too young to be admitted to the adjacent adult book store.

 
At 1/27/2006 05:31:00 PM, Blogger Willis said...

Pity. There's some good porno in there.

 
At 1/27/2006 06:36:00 PM, Anonymous NOVA Gal said...

Willis: TC is a man of strong moral convictions. Bill Clinton could have used more TC's in his life.

 
At 1/27/2006 06:57:00 PM, Blogger too conservative said...

Jim-

If that was a joke...it sucked.

His home was in the middle of poor Hope, Arkansas.

Lets not make fun of things we shouldnt here.

Having a problem with him on issues and morality is one thing.

But as Americans we should all respect him for growing up to become the man he was from where he came.

 
At 1/27/2006 09:52:00 PM, Blogger James Young said...

Careful, TC. You're becoming incredibly earnest.

 
At 1/27/2006 10:24:00 PM, Blogger Elle said...

good points, TC,

whether you like him or not, the man is an example of that ephemeral American dream )from poverty to presidency) we can all have if we pray sincerely enough, work hard enough, wait long enough
... and click our ruby heels.

maybe it's not all that amazing, though. trust me, if you escape the stagnating poverty of the rural south, you become extremely determined not to go back

 
At 1/28/2006 01:39:00 AM, Blogger criticallythinking said...

I have trouble respecting President Clinton for being the man he is, regardless of what he went through to get there.

I can respect some aspects of his character, but not the man. I can't respect a man who cheats on his wife with a love-struck subordinate half his age, and then denies knowing her on national television and sends powerful men and women out to call her a stalker.

Jim, I thought it was funny, if a little shop-worn. Anyway, I thought the joke was the adult bookstore was in the back of the library, not next door.

i'm beginning to wonder who took over TC's account -- he's idolizing Bill Clinton, supports Chap against Bill Bolling, and his blog is being overrun by left-wingers :->

 
At 1/28/2006 03:48:00 AM, Blogger Willis said...

Let he who is without sin cast the first stone.

 
At 1/28/2006 03:48:00 AM, Blogger Willis said...

There's nothing wrong with porno.

 
At 1/28/2006 09:32:00 AM, Blogger too conservative said...

Critically-

as always with you.

I havent seen any lefwingers besides Willis..who's always here and on every blog.

I think Bill Clinton did some wrong things while in office, and I dont agree with his policies.

My post was simply to say that I am down here, and have seen where he grew up with my own eyes.

It wasnt wealthy like many of both parties.

As far as Chap over Bill....
I remain by that.

 
At 1/28/2006 04:03:00 PM, Blogger criticallythinking said...

TC,
that was another one of those jokes that maybe you didn't think was funny.

Old people and their warped sense of humor. What are you going to do?

(btw, I think you've got more than one around here, but I guess one person's liberal is another person's moderate).

 
At 1/28/2006 06:31:00 PM, Anonymous Rtwng Extrmst said...

TC, I'm sure it's easy to come away with that impression of Clinton after visiting his library. The whitewashing of much of his adult life is probably thick there. Before making those jusdgements, I might suggest looking at the whole story and the numerous destroyed lives and even possibly ended lives that there were along the way to his ascention.

 
At 1/29/2006 01:41:00 PM, Blogger Willis said...

Yea, you should do the same with GWB.

 
At 1/29/2006 01:42:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I commend TC for a truly patriotic sentiment. I too have misgivings about Clinton's honesty (far more grave misgivings about Bush's, however). However, I retain tremendous respect for his life experience, his intelligence, and his job performance as President. I'd absolutely love to see someone with Clinton's level of integrity and honesty--even though it's not perfect--for the issues which he and Americans care about, back in the White House. What we have now are complete and utter liars with no respect for any truth--personal or related to their job.

Doug in Mount Vernon

 
At 1/29/2006 03:56:00 PM, Blogger Willis said...

Bush is just complete scum. He has no redeeming qualities at all.

 
At 1/29/2006 06:56:00 PM, Blogger James Young said...

Doug, from anyone but a confirmed member of the far Left, a reference "Clinton's level of integrity and honesty" would be slapstick.

Even TC wouldn't dare defend that.

 
At 1/29/2006 07:43:00 PM, Blogger too conservative said...

Doug-

Sorry to dissapoint you.

I dont believe he had integrity..or was honest....at least..not to his wife.

..and then there was that time he lied under oath.

 
At 1/29/2006 08:00:00 PM, Blogger Willis said...

So TC, it doesn't bother you that the republican congress spent billions of dollars trying to pin something on him, pretty much throughout his presidency??

And this same republican congress has looked the other way when Bush has replaced the Abramoff prosecutor twice in the last year, hasn't investigated whether intelligence was fabricated in the months before entering Iraq, was complicit in keeping Dick Cheney's oil company dealings private, despite prior precedent, and so on and so on...

 

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