Film View: Shoulders: Hillary Rodham Clinton’s Story

Meryl Streep is the narrator of this emotionally powerful short film.

Meryl Streep speaking @DNC for HRC

Meryl Streep speaking @DNC for HRC

To prepare, here are some of Meryl Streep’s remarks at the DNC Convention 2016:

‘Nearly 100 years after women got the vote, you people have made history, and you’re gonna make history again in November. Because Hillary Clinton will be our first woman president.’

‘And she will be a great president, and she will be the first in a long line of women. And men. Who serve with grit and grace. She’ll be the first, but she won’t be the last.’

I must confess I have the Bern, but after listening and watching President Barack Obama speak at the DNC on Wednesday night 27th July 2016, His fire and the best speech I have ever heard him give or anyone give, not since Lincoln has a President spoke so fine. Barack has the effectiveness to help one evaluate just what is IMPORTANT. Bernie will still be our Senator from Vermont, and will help Hillary when asked and I am sure and hopeful she will work with Bernie toward continuing the revolution he started. I know now we who supported him have to look to Hillary Clinton to lead us in the future after the Obamas vacate the White House. It is imperative our future President needs desperately to be Hillary Clinton. She needs to be our leader and the leader for the Free world.

Watch this video; find Obama’s speech and listen carefully; observe the demagogue DT; think about what you want the future of the USA and the world to be. Do you want it to be free and moving forward creating beneficial change for the USA and the world? Or do you want to eat FEAR every moment knowing DT holds the codes to a Nuclear Holocaust in his tiny hands? It doesn’t matter to Trump. He probably has a luxurious bunker waiting, and the workers probably weren’t paid to build it. DT wants you to be on the edge of oblivion so he can do what? Absolutely Nothing. He has no plans. He wants the adulations not the work. In place of being the nominee for the ‘Republicans;’ he instead should be arrested for all the laws he’s broken and the fraud he’s committed; the incitement to riot; and for anything he has ever done to steal from the vulnerable and his insults to all who are not a member of his perfectly ugly club. He really thinks he’s above it all. I think it’s time to show him he is no more or less, maybe less, than the rest of us. It’s time for him to stop. Shut the F up and quietly slip back into the primordial slime he slithered out of.

Let’s move away from the Gila Monster with his poisonous aspects and on to something productive.

Senator Bernie Sanders and Secretary Hillary Clinton worked out the most Progressive Platform of any potential President to use to further change for good so all will benefit in all areas. I want to see the change initiated. Only Hillary Clinton will follow through to help the USA and the world become a more just place in which to live and thrive.

There were things said last night at the DNC [Convention] not known before about Hillary. In the short film ‘Shoulders,’ we find out about a life where encouragement for females was a ‘GOOD’ word. And she has and does so much good for the world, especially for the world’s women and children. She has strengthened and encouraged them to claim their right to be who they want to be and helps them to attain their goals. She will continue to do this.

She will continue to work for veterans and for everyone in the USA and the world, trying to bring the world together. To bring people up from the poverty level. Create jobs for the USA and spread the wealth throughout the world. Watch out 1%ers, your time has come to pay your full dues and back ones too. You will no longer be exempt.

This is the most Beautiful. Sweet. Amazing story of women showing the way to grow in the best way possible and to attain the freedom and recognition we deserve. We are as capable as men. We can do anything men can do. Women can be leaders. Women can be President of the United States of America. With Hillary Rodham Clinton in the White House, I feel we shall see change to follow what Barack Obama has already accomplished even though he was constantly being thwarted by a poor excuse for Republicans I have ever witnessed. The party of Lincoln would be ashamed to be associated with what they have become. What the present day excuse for Republicans is should just disappear into oblivion along with their con artist candidate, and never be heard from again. One can only hope.

We are heading into a new world. The election in November 2016 for the Presidency and for other essential members of the Congress, State and Federal, the Judges, the Sheriffs, and all other representatives. We need to VOTE. THIS ELECTION IS THE ELECTION WHICH WILL AFFECT WHO IS CHOSEN FOR THE SUPREME COURT. It is IMPORTANT who will name them. It’s a matter of human rights, women rights, LGBT rights, shutting down private prisons, free college tuition for state colleges; releasing those incarcerated who should be released for lack of committing any crime. So much more is at stake. FREEDOM FROM FEAR IS ONE OF THE BIGGEST AND RULING OUR OWN LIVES AND HAVING THE FREEDOM TO DO SO.

This is a story. A film which shows how a life is born and directions are taken leading to a special moment that will continue on hopefully in the direction many would like to see it go.

The Bern made this happen for me and many enthusiastic others. It is all part of the revolution. It lives on in us all who fight peacefully for the rights to LIFE, LIBERTY and the PURSUIT of HAPPINESS. We ALL MATTER and even if the Republicans won’t say it: #BLACKLIVES MATTER…I want to add #WOMENSLIVES MATTER…And thank you to all the Men who helped all women. Without your help we wouldn’t be where we are now. You supported our Power to be Strong and to move forward toward Equality.

When you Watch this video, think of the following words:

“We say thank you to all the women who would not take no for an answer: You dreamers and schemers, you rabble rousers and hell raisers, you petticoat abolitionists, you chain-smoking pants wearing exhibitionists, you educators, agitators and aviators, you risk-takers, you rule breakers, you unlikely heroes.”

And now for the Short Film. Be prepared to be moved. Hillary Rodham Clinton is much more than we ever knew she was. She doesn’t beat her own drum, so we need to do it for her.

FOR FULL EFFECT OPEN VIDEOS TO FULL SCREEN. VOLUME UP ON ‘OUR FIGHT SONG’ – IT REALLY ROCKS..


Shoulders: Hillary Rodham Clinton’s Story
from Harry Thomason

An added treat, the song performed first at the DNC Convention titled: ‘Our Fight Song’… If the video on Hillary Rodham Clinton doesn’t get you than I am sure listening and watching ‘Our Fight Song’ will move you into a motion of excitement beyond your wildest Dreams. Be prepared to FLY.


Democratic National Convention – Our Fight Song
[a capella – all sounds are from performers]

“Fight Song,” produced by Elizabeth Banks, Bruce Cohen and Mike Thompkins, features actors, musicians and supporters singing their support for Hillary Clinton to Rachel Platten’s Fight Song. The a cappella video is inspired by the Pitch Perfect films, which are produced by Banks.

Will be posting at a later date on ‘the secret keeper’ & ‘Off the Rails – Track 451’ , a blog I share with my partner. The words and story need to be spread. It is important to take these images and song to your heart and feel it in your soul. Everything depends on change. We need it now. Filled with HOPE and absent from FEAR. Hillary Rodham Clinton is our Hope.

Written by a Bernie Sanders supporter and a Vermonter since 1977. Checked the bias at the door.

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  • Larry Conley

    Splendidly said; spot on and wise. I was a Bernie supporter who became a Hillary supporter without discarding or demonizing Bernie. As you so aptly point out, “Senator Bernie Sanders and Secretary Hillary Clinton worked out the most Progressive Platform of any potential President to use to further change for good so all will benefit in all areas.” Like you, I want to see ” the USA and the world become a more just place in which to live and thrive,” many call this change. I prefer the terms improvement and progress. The Orange Goblin is an agent of change -- he and his supporters and sycophants would make a good world in dire need of improvement into a place of torment such as the mythical Tartarus. That kind of change has been too common an affliction of humankind upon humankind. Let us be warriors for the opposite!

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    • I am holding out hope other Bernie supporters will see with clarity when they make the decision who should be given their vote. For me there is no choice but Hillary. If the platform she put together with Bernie succeeds, and we do get a Democratic Congress, we will see, as you stated it, ‘improvement & progress. That is why I call myself a progressive. I vote Democrat b/c there isn’t a Progressive Party yet. Bernie was that hope & he rubbed off on Hillary & showed her the path. She accepted a realignment of the course she was on, into a heading that will take us all toward a more rewarding future. I do believe. Thanks Larry for your support. I am getting back in the writing game, more & more every week. I have several short films I want to review and one feature film I have already hand written in my black notebook. Need to transfer & edit. You will love it. Won’t spoil the surprise. 🙂

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    • jennifer kiley

      This Election has caused so many nerves to fray. I am exhausted. The other night I lost it. Freaking the freak if the wrong person won. It would be too much to bear. Hillary Clinton is the most qualified person to our President. I don’t want some game show host who got off on saying: “You’re Fired!” to be in charge of anything relating to our Government & definitely not as the Leader of the Free World. He will tear apart the world and diminish the population by eliminating or shutting our anyone who is not white. All colors of the Rainbow should be equal on all levels of prosperity and feel a sense of belonging. No one should be left out. We don’t need Dante Inferno to consume our World. That is what DT will cause to happen, the destruction of the World is the strongest terms possible. A Vote for Hillary is a vote for everyone. A vote for DT is a lost chance as finding a way to improve the world through a progression of working together. Thanks Larry for your comment. Do I wish it were Bernie? I don’t want to say. My vote has been cast early. So I know there is one vote for Hillary already counted. I do hope there is an overflow, no an avalanche of votes for Hillary that causes a major sweep toward winning beyond the total votes and overflowing in the Electoral Votes. We need to win this one. Every Election is important. All level of Government is important.The Top Office guides us through toward progress for the US & the World. -- jennifer

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