Come see yourself if Madeleine Albright and Gloria Steinem are right

Come see yourself if Madeleine Albright and Gloria Steinem are right

1509309_1714711445410757_8009237231165639011_nTalker has not yet endorsed a presidential candidate. (No doubt you are waiting with baited breath). But as the magazine is an open forum, we do have a high profile guest endorsement for Hillary Clinton upcoming, including unpublished pictures of Hillary in Brighton.

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German House, 2/20/16 [Photo: D & C ]

12705373_1707935379421697_6442487290806365899_nSo we’ll be at the Bernie Sanders Rally on Saturday to learn more.  And continue the fact finding mission at the after rally event at Scotland Yard.

Live Music:
3pm – 3:45pm Kelly Izzo.
4pm – 5:30pm The Midnight Mountain Ramblers

Official & Unofficial Bernie Merchandise will be available from 2-4pm (maybe later):
—Signs, Stickers, Bumper Stickers, Buttons
—Bernie Patches
—Bernie T-Shirts for $10 each OR bring your own shirt and get it screenprinted for $5. You can also bring three (clean and gently used) shirts in exchange for one Bernie shirt!

Food & Drink Specials all day!

We are also interested in gauging the accuracy of Gloria Steinem’s comment (for which she has apologized) when asked by Bill Mahar why young women are supporting Sanders: “And when you’re young, you’re thinking, ‘Where are the boys?’ The boys are with Bernie.”12742445_1063195937053452_5347085175768268079_n

Not to nitpick, but Steinem’s quip is itself sexist. Shouldn’t it be “young men” not boys ? On our brief visit to the German House last Saturday, our sense was that girls go to Sanders rallies to meet democratic socialists.


German House, 2/20/16 [Photo: D & C ]

As for Madeleine Albright’s suggestion; “there is a special place in hell” for women who don’t vote for  Hillary Clinton, several female Sanders’ supporters have told me: “Well if that’s true, I’d rather BERN!”

If Donald Trump becomes a footnote in political history, he will become William Randolph Hearst. And maybe Bernie Sanders is William Jennings Bryan

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About The Author

Welcome to Talker of the Town! My name is David Kramer. I have a Ph.D in English and teach at Keuka College. I am a former and still active Fellow at the Nazareth College Center for Public History and a Storyteller in Residence at the SmallMatters Institute. Over the years, I have taught at Monroe Community College, the Rochester Institute of Technology and St. John Fisher College. I have published numerous Guest Essays, Letters, Book Reviews and Opinion pieces in The New York Times, Rochester Democrat and Chronicle, the Buffalo News, the Rochester Patriot, the Providence Journal, the Providence Business News, the Brown Alumni Magazine, the New London Day, the Boston Herald, the Messenger Post Newspapers, the Wedge, the Empty Closet, the CITY, Lake Affect Magazine and Brighton Connections. My poetry appears in The Criterion: An International Journal in English and Rundenalia and my academic writing in War, Literature and the Arts and Twentieth Century Literary Criticism. Starting in February 2013, I wrote for three Democratic and Chronicle  blogs, "Make City Schools Better," "Unite Rochester," and the "Editorial Board." When my tenure at the D & C  ended, I wanted to continue conversations first begun there. And start new ones.  So we created this new space, Talker of the Town, where all are invited to join. I don’t like to say these posts are “mine.” Very few of them are the sole product of my sometimes overheated imagination. Instead, I call them partnerships and collaborations. Or as they say in education, “peer group work.” Talker of the Town might better be Talkers of the Town. The blog won’t thrive without your leads, text, pictures, ideas, facebook shares, tweets, comments and criticisms.


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