Donate

Kirsten Gillibrand Is RUNNING! (We Figured, But Now It's Official)

popular

Hey! Did you know that Kirsten Gillibrand was not yet officially running for President? I did not! Apparently, she had just formed an exploratory committee and did not officially announce until this morning. Go know!

Gillibrand released her initial campaign video on Twitter early this morning -- which, sadly for her, was when pretty much everyone was preoccupied with either St. Patrick's Day or JK Rowling's announcement that Dumbledore and Grindelwald used to get it on back in ye olde wizarding days.

Behold!



Formerly more of a centrist (at least in terms of gun control), Gillbrand takes strong, progressive stances in the video, titled "Brave Wins" -- supporting universal healthcare, paid family leave, gun control and the Green New Deal. All good things! She also highlights her record of advocating for victims of sexual assault in the military and opposition to the Wall Street bailout.

Gillibrand will not, however, be giving her announcement speech today. She's saving that for March 24th -- and she plans to give it right in front of Trump Tower.

Gillibrand enters a fairly crowded field of candidates -- which includes, so far, at least two people I've never even heard of before. Does she have a chance? Does she kind of look like Gwen from Passions to you? (Not a bad thing! Liza Huber is very pretty even if she was kind of evil on the show) Let us know what you think in the comments!

Either way, we wish her and everyone else (even those we haven't heard of yet!) good luck on the campaign trail! If Kirsten is your gal and you wanna show it (and support Wonkette at the very same time), check out our Kirsten Gillibrand 2020 collection in the Wonkette Bazaar!

[Twitter]

Wonkette is independent and fully funded by readers like you. Click below to tip us!

How often would you like to donate?

Select an amount (USD)

Robyn Pennacchia

Robyn Pennacchia is a brilliant, fabulously talented and visually stunning angel of a human being, who shrugged off what she is pretty sure would have been a Tony Award-winning career in musical theater in order to write about stuff on the internet. Previously, she was a Senior Staff Writer at Death & Taxes, and Assistant Editor at The Frisky (RIP). Currently, she writes for Wonkette, Friendly Atheist, Quartz and other sites. Follow her on Twitter at @RobynElyse

$
Donate with CC

Some of our favorite people to follow on Twitter are the wonderful folks who watch Fox News every night and tweet screenshots and videos, so that we never ever EVER have to watch it. (They all work for Media Matters, so presumably they are being forced to do this by David Brock.)

We had a feeling after Pete Buttigieg did that Fox News town hall, and after we watched the MENSA trust at "Fox & Friends" just lose it all morning about Buttigieg's open criticism of Fox News on Fox News, that the evening hosts would really deliver on Monday night, and boy was our feeling correct.

Let's go to the tape, provided by Media Matters deputy director of rapid response Andrew Lawrence.

Keep reading... Show less
$
Donate with CC
Wikimedia Commons

Today it was announced that Dress Barn would be closing all 650 of its stores and its business in general. This has been happening a lot lately, as people have begun to do most of their shopping online rather than in stores. Shopko, a department store chain, recently announced it would be closing all of its stores as well.

Then there's the mall store Charlotte Russe, which closed all of its stores in March. I actually worked there in high school, and at Contempo Casuals, which later became Wet Seal, and which closed all of its stores last January (though it's still online). Many other "mall stores" are also either closing entirely or closing a huge chunk of their stores.

Dress Barn was a terrible and oddly insulting-sounding name for a store. The fact that it survived for as long as it did with marketing that bad actually speaks very well for the store itself. If it were not doing an incredibly good job providing many women with what they wanted, clothing-wise, I do not think they would have survived this long. While I can't speak to that personally, since the last time I lived in an area that had one I was 14 years old (though I did get a very nice purple crushed velvet baby-doll dress there for my grandparent's anniversary when I was in 8th grade), a lot of people today are talking about how much they appreciated that they could get nice work clothes there for a reasonable price -- and also in a wide range of sizes. That's awesome. There should be more of that, not less.

But the real problem isn't just people losing a store they like. It's the fact that all of the people working at those 650 stores no longer have jobs–about 6,800 people in total. (And 18,000 employees are losing their jobs at Shopko, which often served towns of 3,000 to 5,000 people, too small for any other store where you could buy, say, socks and a toaster.) And the way things are going, it's going to be pretty hard for them to find jobs in the same line of work. The vast majority of these people, also, are women.

Keep reading... Show less
$
Donate with CC
Donate

How often would you like to donate?

Select an amount (USD)

Newsletter

©2018 by Commie Girl Industries, Inc