How A Homeless Man’s Selfless Act Changed His Life

Very cool.

Via NY Post:

A homeless man used the last $20 in his pocket to buy gas for a stranded motorist because he feared for her safety — and what she did next changed his life.

Kate McClure, 27, and her boyfriend, Mark D’Amico, 38, made it their mission to get ex-Marine and firefighter Johnny Bobbit Jr. back on his feet with a fundraising campaign that has raised more than $65,000.

Bobbit came to McClure’s aid last month, when she ran out of gas on I-95 at night while driving to meet a pal in Philadelphia.

As she walked toward the nearest gas station, he told her to get back in her car and lock the doors.

Bobbit then spent his last $20 to buy her gas so she would get home safe.

“He came back and I was almost in shock,” McClure told The Post.

Bobbit asked for nothing in return — but McClure and her boyfriend stopped by his spot several times in recent weeks, repaying him for the gas money and dropping off clothes.

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UN Ambassador Nikki Haley Is The ‘Most Intelligible Politician’

Last place may shock some.

Via WISTV:

Former South Carolina governor and current U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley is the most effective communicator in politics, according to a group using artificial intelligence to rate speech by politicians.

According to Trint, which the group claims is an “A.I.-based software that uses machine learning to transcribe recorded audio and lets users verify and correct errors,” Nikki Haley gets top marks for her speech over second place Hillary Clinton and third place New York Sen. Chuck Schumer.

As a result of their testing, they say Haley is one of the better politicians because she speaks clearly, intelligibly, and is easy to understand — at least according to the A.I. they used.

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Thanksgiving: The Presidential Tradition From Washington To Trump

Via NY Post:

The first Thanksgiving in the New World was celebrated in 1621, nearly a year after the Pilgrims landed at Plymouth in the Massachusetts Bay Colony.

In 1789, George Washington became the first of many US presidents to formally proclaim a day of “public thanksgiving and prayer”:

I do recommend and assign Thursday, the 26th day of November next, to be devoted by the people of these States to the service of that great and glorious Being who is the beneficent author of all the good that was, that is, or that will be; that we may then all unite in rendering unto Him our sincere and humble thanks for His kind care and protection of the people of this country previous to their becoming a nation; for the signal and manifold mercies and the favorable interpositions of His providence in the course and conclusion of the late war; for the great degree of tranquillity, union, and plenty which we have since enjoyed; for the peaceable and rational manner in which we have been enabled to establish constitutions of government for our safety and happiness, and particularly the national one now lately instituted; for the civil and religious liberty with which we are blessed, and the means we have of acquiring and diffusing useful knowledge; and, in general, for all the great and various favors which He has been pleased to confer upon us.
In 1863, in the midst of the Civil War, Abraham Lincoln likewise called for a day of Thanksgiving in November:

I do therefore invite my fellow citizens in every part of the United States, and also those who are at sea and those who are sojourning in foreign lands, to set apart and observe the last Thursday of November next, as a day of Thanksgiving and Praise to our beneficent Father who dwelleth in the Heavens.
And so it was until President Franklin Roosevelt, in 1939, temporarily moved the celebration back to the third Thursday in November to stimulate Depression-era Christmas sales.

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Hillary Clinton: Public Racism Becoming More ‘Politically Acceptable’

Still Not POTUS.

Via The Hill:

Former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton said in an interview on Wednesday that it has become more “politically acceptable” to air racist views in the age of President Trump.

“I think there are people who are, unfortunately, kind of reverting back to rather virulent attitudes about race in part because I think that it’s become ‘politically acceptable,’ no longer politically correct to try to overcome our own feelings that often block us from seeing each other as fellow human beings,” Clinton said on the “Hugh Hewitt Show.”

“I think there has proven to be more white supremacists and white nationalists than I wish there were in our country, as we saw tragically in Charlottesville and other places,” she continued.

“And they have made common cause with the president’s agenda out of their own mouth that he is someone that they are counting on to promote it,” Clinton added.

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The NFL Ratings Slump Is Getting Worse

Via NY Post:

The TV audience for NFL games steepened its slide in Week 11, losing 1 million viewers versus last year’s season-to-date average.

The 6.3 percent slump — worsening from comparable declines of 5.6 to 5.7 percent during the previous three weeks — plagued a week whose off-the-field drama made gridiron tackling seem almost tame by comparison.

Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones remained the major distraction by continuing to battle with fellow team owners and NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell.

Jones brought even more tension to Week 11 when video footage surfaced late last week of the football tycoon making a racially charged remark at a 2013 wedding party.

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HAPPY THANKSGIVING!…

Turkey time!

WKRP In Cincinnati: “As God Is My Witness, I Thought Turkeys Could Fly”

Enjoy and let it fly.

54 Years Ago Today President John F. Kennedy Was Assassinated…

Harrisburg, PA Violent Elementary School Students Have Caused 40 Teachers To Resign Since July

Lack of discipline in the home.

Via WHP:

Emotions were high inside the Harrisburg School Board meeting Monday night as The Harrisburg Education Association pleaded with the board for help following violent encounters in the classrooms at elementary schools throughout the district.

First grade teacher Johanna Brown describes what’s going on in her classroom at Downey Elementary, saying to the school board, “Are we getting hurt? This bruise is from last Friday.”

Brown described a student in her room, saying, “She will kick and hit her classmates. She will throw the entire contents of her desk at every single student just to get attention.”

The emotional plea to the school board for help also came from fellow teachers.

“I have been kicked, hit, punched scratched. I’ve had a student physically restrain me in front of my other students, grabbing my arms from behind where I was unable to move,” First Grade Teacher Amanda Shaeffer said.

Educators asked the board for more training when it comes to mental health and trauma situations, along with better communication with administrators.

Parents and grandparents got up to speak too, one woman stating her foster son has been bullied by other children and the teacher needs help.

“She needs help. The kids in her room are so out of control, how are you supposed to be sitting here working when someone’s going underneath another child’s desk with permanent marker writing all over their sneakers,” Lorraine Badget said.

Since July, the Harrisburg Education Association says more than 40 teachers have left the district.

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CNN Blackout On House Democrat Under FBI Investigation

He allegedly bribed an opponent to drop out of the race.

Via Daily Caller:

It has been 24 hours since news broke that Pennsylvania Democratic Rep. Bob Brady is under FBI investigation for allegedly paying his primary opponent to drop out of the race, but CNN has published zero articles and devoted zero airtime to the story.

The FBI was granted a search warrant for Brady’s campaign email, [email protected], as part of its investigation into payments Brady’s campaign allegedly made to 2012 primary opponent Jimmie Moore. Two of Brady’s political consultants have already been charged in connection with the investigation. (RELATED: FBI Investigating House Democrat For Paying His Opponent To Drop Out Of The Race)

A search of CNN’s website shows the news outlet has yet to publish an article acknowledging the investigation into the congressman.

And while CNN devoted plenty of coverage to President Trump’s feud with Lavar Ball, the father of UCLA basketball player LiAngelo Ball, the network has yet to even acknowledge the investigation into Brady on-air since the news broke, according to broadcast monitoring service TVEyes.

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BREAKING: Two More Women Accuse Sen. Al Franken Of Inappropriate Touching

And lo and behold, he doesn’t remember those incidents either, like the other two. So will Democrats continue to excuse him?

Via HuffPo:

Two more women have told HuffPost that Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) touched their butts in separate incidents. These are the third and fourth such allegations against Franken in the past week. Leeann Tweeden, a radio host, wrote last week that Franken had kissed and groped her without her consent during a 2006 USO tour. On Monday, Lindsay Menz accused Franken of groping her at the Minnesota State Fair in 2010.

The two additional women, who said they were not familiar with each others’ stories, both spoke on condition of anonymity. But their stories, which describe events during Franken’s first campaign for the Senate, are remarkably similar — and both women have been telling them privately for years.

In a statement to HuffPost, Franken said, “It’s difficult to respond to anonymous accusers, and I don’t remember those campaign events.”

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Republican Rep. Joe Barton Apologizes, After Someone Else Posts Nude Photo Of Him Online

Not his fault. He sent the pic over his phone to a girlfriend. He wasn’t married at the time and it was a consensual relationship. He didn’t put it online, she apparently did. So while it’s not a smart idea to ever send nude pic, it wasn’t his fault, he’s actually the victim in this scenario. But Dems are trying to turn it into a scandal.

Via Fox News:

Texas Republican Rep. Joe Barton apologized Wednesday after a nude photo and lewd text message supposedly from him surfaced on social media this week.

“While separated from my second wife, prior to the divorce, I had sexual relationships with other mature adult women,” Barton said in a statement. “Each was consensual. Those relationships have ended.”

Barton, 68, added, “I am sorry I did not use better judgment during those days. I am sorry that I let my constituents down.”

An anonymous account on Twitter earlier this week posted a censored photo of a nude man and suggested it was Barton. The account also tweeted a screenshot of a text message from “Joe B” using strongly sexual language.

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Another Accuser Comes Forward: Says Conyers Asked To See Her In His Underwear

52 years in Congress and he used taxpayer money to pay off another accuser.

Via The Hill:

A high-profile ethics lawyer based in Washington, D.C., says Rep. John Conyers Jr. summoned her to his office where the Michigan Democrat was in his underwear during her time as minority counsel for the House Judiciary Committee.

Melanie Sloan, who formerly headed Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) and worked for Conyers from 1995 to 1998, told The Washington Post on Wednesday that Conyers asked her to come to his Rayburn Building office at one point, where she found him in his underwear.

“I was pretty taken aback to see my boss half-dressed,” she said. “I turned on my heel and I left.”

Sloan added that Conyers’ behavior toward her was inappropriate and abusive, but she told the Post that she didn’t believe she was sexually harassed by him.

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GQ Wants You To Ruin Your Trump-Supporting Family’s Thanksgiving And Has Advice How To Do It

Happy Liberal Thanksgiving! And that’s GQ’s picture by the way, with knives all pointed at Trump.

Via The Blaze:

If you believe GQ magazine, you should probably ruin your Trump-supporting family’s Thanksgiving holiday.

Just because.

In an article posted Wednesday, the long-running men’s magazine tossed out several ways for you to sabotage your family’s holiday if they don’t agree with your politics.

What is the magazine suggesting?
The article, titled, “It’s Your Civic Duty to Ruin Thanksgiving by Bringing Up Trump,” urges its readers to take a more aggressive stance on any inability to agree on politics in the family.

One of those suggestions is simply to not show up to Thanksgiving dinner.

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Doug Jones Defended Man With Ties To KKK, Holocaust Deniers

Would this stop liberals from pushing him? No. Because it’s always and only about ideology.

Via Daily Caller:

Doug Jones, the Democratic nominee in the Alabama Senate race, once defended a man who has ties to the Ku Klux Klan and Holocaust deniers.

Jones has largely built his campaign on his stint as a U.S. attorney for the Northern District of Alabama, where he prosecuted two KKK members who killed four black children in the 16th Street Baptist Church bombing.

The media has showered Jones with praise for his work as a prosecutor, giving him an edge in the race against Republican Roy Moore, who is accused of sexual misconduct and pedophilia.

As Fox News reports, however, Jones’ time as an alleged civil rights defender is a bit more complicated.

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Conyers’ Hometown Paper, Detroit Free Press: He ‘Must Go,’ Behavior ‘Can Never Be Tolerated’

He’s also 88 years old, is barely coherent and has been in Congress for 52 years, since 1965.

Via Free Beacon:

Democratic Rep. John Conyers’ (Mich.) hometown newspaper, the Detroit Free Press, called on him to resign on Tuesday night following allegations that he sexually harassed female staffers and reports that he quietly settled one such complaint with a former employee using taxpayer money.

“U.S Rep. John Conyers must resign,” wrote the paper’s editorial board, adding that the longest-serving member of the House “must go” after a “public betrayal.”

BuzzFeed News first reported on Monday that Conyers, 88, paid a former female staffer over $27,000 from his taxpayer allocated discretionary fund in 2015 to settle her complaint, which also required her to sign a confidentiality agreement. The report included multiple published affidavits of former staff members who said they witnessed Conyers touching female staffers in an inappropriate manner. Conyers confirmed the settlement in a statement, saying it was meant “to save all involved from the rigors of protracted litigation,” but denied the sexual harassment allegations.

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NFL Considers Blocking Anthem Protests. Here’s What They Might Do

Via Daily Caller:

It has not been a good season for NFL kneelers and National Anthem protesters.

Fans have reacted with literal fire and fury as the anthem protests have swept across the NFL. People are tuning out in record numbers while attendance at games has dropped to its lowest level in decades.

The league has been caught flat-footed on the issue and is scrambling to keep the rage of fans at bay as the PR nightmare continues to unfold. Now, it seems the league is ready to make a permanent solution to the problem.

Reports indicate that if the protests continue, the NFL will make official rules dictating where and how the protesters can make their political statements. According to The Washington Post, the new rules being considered by team owners and NFL executives will outlaw all protests during the anthem and confine protesters to the locker room if they wish to sit out the anthem.

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ABC News’ Chief Political Analyst: Groping’s Just Cool If You’re ‘For The Common Good’

HT: Twitchy

VICE Magazine Calls Out Mike Pence For The Length Of His Rabbit’s Nails…

Desperate for clicks. Which is why I screenshotted this, not linked to it. Don’t bother even going there. These people are idiots.

Newsweek Worries: What Happens When We Run Out Of Water?

DONT LIVE IN A DESERT THEN!

Via Newsweek:

Summer is always scorching in Amman, Jordan, but last July was particularly brutal for Tarek el-Qaisi, a mechanic who lives with his family in the eastern part of the city.

A gang of thieves tapped into the power lines across from his home, and the electricity provider cut off the entire street for a fortnight. With no fans or fridges, the treeless, concrete neighborhood felt like a blast furnace. The next day, a nearby sewage pit backed up, enveloping his apartment with a sickening stench.

The flies loved it, but all three of el-Qaisi’s school-age children got sick. By the time his boss lowered his salary, citing slow business, the young mechanic thought nothing could faze him. “It’s hell,” he says, “but it’s not like we have a choice.”

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