California Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) had to turn to Google during an interview earlier this week when asked to name her former colleague Hillary Clinton’s accomplishments in the Senate. Feinstein, who met with The San Francisco Chronicle’s editorial board on Tuesday, ultimately said that Clinton was not in the Senate “long enough…to do more.” Clinton was elected to the Senate from New York in 2000. She left in January 2009 to serve as secretary of state. “As someone who worked with Hillary Clinton for nearly a decade in the Senate, what in your view was her signature accomplishment as a senator?” The Chronicle’s editorial board asked Feinstein. “Golly, I forget what bills she’s been part of or authored. I didn’t really come prepared to discuss this,” said Feinstein, who had planned to pitch a new water plan. Clinton has been dogged by her flimsy senate record. She authored only three laws during her Senate stint. The legislation designated a highway, post office and government building in New York. She co-sponsored another 74 bills that ultimately passed. “But she’s been a good senator,” said the 82-year-old, who has endorsed Clinton. “There are things outside of bills that you can do, and I know that she’s done them for her state.” Feinstein was able to name one Clinton accomplishment. But that came after she was prompted by an aide, and it pertained to Clinton’s work as first lady to get the Child Health Insurance Program off the ground. “I should have a list,” said Feinstein, who The Chronicle described as “famously well-prepared.” “Get on Google,” she told an aide. Feinstein told the editorial board that it is difficult for senators without seniority to make a name for themselves in the upper chamber. “I couldn’t have done that as a freshman (senator) or even as a sophomore,” she said. “[Clinton] was never there long enough to achieve the degree of seniority that affords her the ability to do more.” But as The Chronicle notes, Feinstein pushed through significant legislation early in her career. Elected in 1992, Feinstein authored the 1994 federal assault weapons ban. It is unclear what the Feinstein aide’s Google search returned.
Dianne is a dithering idiot.. And, she’s supporting another dithering idiot.. It’s ok, Dianne. Even Hillary was stumped by that same question. About a year ago, she was asked what her biggest accomplishment was as Sec of State. She went totally blank.. And then she mentioned some obscure policy she implemented at the State Dept…that nobody could care less about. That’s all she could come up with. After all, she was a total disaster as Secretary of State. Russia “reset?” FAIL. Benghazi, Libya (and Libya in general)? EPIC FAIL!
The Library of Congress is dropping the terms “illegal alien” and “alien” from its subject headings after a group of college students and the American Library Association protested the words’ usage. As early as May, the Library of Congress will begin revising its subject headings and replacing “Aliens” with “Noncitizens” and heading references to “Illegal aliens” with “Noncitizens” and “Unauthorized immigration.” “[The Policy and Standards Division of the Library of Congress] concluded that the meaning of Aliens is often misunderstood and should be revised to Noncitizens, and that the phrase illegal aliens has become pejorative,” the Library explained in its Executive Summary about the changes. “The heading Illegal aliens will therefore be cancelled and replaced by two headings, Noncitizens and Unauthorized immigration, which may be assigned together to describe resources about people who illegally reside in a country,” it added. The Dartmouth Coalition for Immigration Reform, Equality and DREAMers (CoFIRED), a Dartmouth student group that has been pressing for the change, declared the move a victory for their cause and called on additional institutions to cease using use term “illegal” to describe illegal immigrants. “We call on both politicians and media outlets to follow the precedent set by the Library of Congress,” Dennise Hernandez, CoDirector of CoFIRED, said in a statement. “It is way past time that we all recognize that referring to immigrants as “illegal” is an offensive, dehumanizing term and that there is no excuse to continue using it.” Recently the trend has been to eliminate references to “illegal aliens.” Last year California Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law legislation to remove the term “alien” from the state’s labor code.
So.. A bunch of college kids raise holy hell over a perfectly legitimate, and legal, term…and the Library of Congress bends over, grabs it’s collective ankles and decides not use the term because…it offends the tender sensibilities of these whining kids? Really?? Wow.. This is what happens when political correctness trumps common sense. The term “illegal alien” is perfectly appropriate, and one of those legal classifications of immigrants like “legal aliens” (a term used on actual green cards). Well, have no fear.. We will NOT be bullied by these so-called “immigration activists.” Here at The Daily Buzz we WILL continue to use the term “illegal aliens” to describe, well, illegal aliens. Unreal..