6 thoughts on “News/Politics 11-24-16

  1. Janice and I were on yesterday’s thread having a private conversation. Jo, might have been eavesdropping, we never know.
    So? Everyone else roust out!
    Happy Thanksgiving.
    QoD. Are you really thankful?
    I will post my thanksgiving list later.

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  2. Here’s a good news story for a change. 🙂

    http://www.miamiherald.com/news/nation-world/national/article116285048.html

    “When the repo man showed up, “Baby” lost her ride.

    The little Pomeranian dog loved to curl up on 82-year-old Stanford Kipping’s lap when he and his wife Patty, 70, went for a drive. But in recent months a sharp increase in the cost of prescription medicine and other bills were more than a match for the couple’s fixed incomes. With several $95 a month car payments left unpaid on their 1998 Buick, the repo man, Jim Ford of Belleville, stopped his tow truck in front of their house.”

    “But Ford, co-owner of Illini Recovery Inc., is different. He said he knocks on doors to tell folks what’s going on and allow them a chance to remove personal items. “I may be getting soft in my old age but you get more done with kindness,” he said.

    Ford had met with the Kippings. In fact he tried to work out a deal with the bank for them to keep their car, but it was a no go. It was the hook for the Buick.

    “When I got home that night, I said to myself, ‘They are a real nice elderly couple. I gotta do something. I can’t just take their car,’ ” Ford said.

    Then he did something that surely broke the hard code of ethics for repo men; he decided that he would pay off the Kippings’ debt and return their car to their driveway.

    Using the online service “GoFundMe” and depending on his friends in the repo business, Ford said he raised more than $3,500 in one night. After the fee for the service and after paying the $2,501 to the bank owed on the Buick, Ford tucked $1,000 in cash into an envelope. A co-worker at his business bought a frozen Thanksgiving turkey and Ford put it in the cab of his tow truck.

    On Monday, he and Tom Williams, a friend, fixed the Buick’s headlights, topped off the radiator and changed the engine oil. Then they hooked the car up for a return trip.”

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  3. I see on Yahoo that Hillary’s popular vote lead has passed two million.
    They will likely try to make something of that.
    Hillary just won’t go away.
    If I were Hillary, I wouldn’t want to deal with the aftermath of a challenged election.
    But we’re dealing with two egomaniacs here.
    No telling what will happen.
    Whatever it is won’t be good.
    Happy Thanksgiving.

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