October 30, 2016

Democrat Doug Schoen Withdraws Support For Hillary; Will the Press Build a List Like It Did With Trump?

When the outrageous remarks about women Donald Trump made in 2005 became known just before the second presidential debate, the press compiled exhaustive lists of Republicans far and wide who would no longer support the Republican presidential nominee.

Will the press compile similar lists of those who won’t support Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton in light of new developments during the past several days relating to her use of a private server and private email accounts for government business? Will they even ask anyone the question? It can now be reported that the won’t-vote-for-Hillary list — and it certainly has more than one person, even if not yet admitted — now has a member whose relationship with the Clintons goes back over two decades.

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Sunday Off-Topic (Moderated) Open Thread (103016)

Filed under: Lucid Links — Tom @ 6:00 am

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Positivity: Little boy asked his mother to pack TWO lunches for him to take to school every day – because his friend never had any

Filed under: Positivity — Tom @ 5:55 am

From Albuquerque, New Mexico (video at link; HT Daryn Kagan):

PUBLISHED: 21:55 EST, 17 October 2016 | UPDATED: 22:28 EST, 17 October 2016

For months, Josette Duran, from Albuquerque, New Mexico, had been in a rather unconventional lunchbox prep routine.

Instead of giving her son, Dylan, just one lunch to take to school, the mum-of-one carefully prepared two delicious midday meals, which Dylan then packed away for later on.

While Ms Duran had no idea why her son needed double as much food as he used to in order to get through the school day, one day she said she stopped him and asked: ‘Are you not getting full, boo?’

Dylan then told his mother why he wanted two lunches – he was eating one bagged lunch and giving the other to his friend.

‘Mom, it’s for this boy. He only eats a fruit cup for lunch. Can you make him lunch, too? I don’t think he has lunch money,’ the 14-year-old said.

Dylan is too kind-hearted… He is my hero.’

When Dylan’s friend’s mum found out what was being done for her child, and tried to pay Ms Duran back for her kindness, the mother of one wouldn’t accept any money.
‘We were homeless for a period and as a result are rather soft hearted,’ she told Daily Mail.

Instead, the mum-of-one donated USD $400 which was raised by her girls’ volleyball team to the school cafeteria, so that no child would go hungry at lunchtime again. …

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