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    Re: The Mid-Terms Results Thread

    I'll be taking Mum to two events--one at my sister's school and the other back at her assisted home.
    Then we'll go up to Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery--very impressive .

    Quote Originally Posted by Perotista View Post
    Taking it one day at a time is the only way to go. I have a grand daughter who was born on Veteran's Day. The only birthday of the grand kids I remember.
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    Re: The Mid-Terms Results Thread

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    I'll be taking Mum to two events--one at my sister's school and the other back at her assisted home.
    Then we'll go up to Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery--very impressive .
    I have nothing planned for veteran's day except the wife and me have an eye doctors appointment. The grand kids go to school, nothing closes except government offices and the banks. It is just like a normal work day, non-holiday. I have seen nothing advertised in the papers or anything as to special events.

    Same for Memorial Day these days. I suppose most people take their freedom for granted.
    This Reform Party member thinks it is high past time that we start electing Americans to congress and the presidency who put America first and their political party further down the line. But for way too long we have been electing Republicans and Democrats who happen to be Americans instead of Americans who happen to be Republicans and Democrats.

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    Thanks TD--it's weird how I shift into such a great frame of mind online when I'm hurting.
    The 1st one is gone, the 2nd one is paralyzed and the third one is in an induced coma.
    Our community is grieving and you could hear a pin drop at school today.
    Seeing teenage boys cry all over school has a deep effect on anyone--all four were boys.
    November rain on the roads is so dangerous at higher speeds.

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    My most sincere condolences NIMBY
    TD, I don't want to argue with you anymore anytime--we've had too many good conversations for that.
    I apologize to you for starting it back up and won't be doing that again.

    Selfishly, you have too much talent and knowledge I can use with our kids to let it go to waste.
    I hope we can get back to great conversations again .
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    Quote Originally Posted by Perotista View Post
    I have nothing planned for veteran's day except the wife and me have an eye doctors appointment. The grand kids go to school, nothing closes except government offices and the banks. It is just like a normal work day, non-holiday. I have seen nothing advertised in the papers or anything as to special events.

    Same for Memorial Day these days. I suppose most people take their freedom for granted.
    Illinois schools are required to have Veteran's day events at the schools if they are in session.
    I prefer that versus a day off--teach kids a real life experience and introduce them to real life heroes.

    When it rains it pours--when I went to Mum's assisted home anniversary with my wife tonight,
    my brother showed me e-mails of Mum's favorite brother in England had passed away.

    Massive organ failure due to Parkinson's shutting down the brain on her side also.
    One could see she was struggling with her own level of Parkinson's and how to conceptualize the whole idea of death.

    As you helped me in 2012 with Dad, Parkinson's/Alzheimer's is so insidious.

    In closing here, I don't ever want to be an asshole in another post to anyone on DP.
    I'm so very sorry for going there to you the last few months.
    This is my commitment as the Linc you used to like .
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    Re: The Mid-Terms Results Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by NIMBY View Post
    Illinois schools are required to have Veteran's day events at the schools if they are in session.
    I prefer that versus a day off--teach kids a real life experience and introduce them to real life heroes.

    When it rains it pours--when I went to Mum's assisted home anniversary with my wife tonight,
    my brother showed me e-mails of Mum's favorite brother in England had passed away.

    Massive organ failure due to Parkinson's shutting down the brain on her side also.
    One could see she was struggling with her own level of Parkinson's and how to conceptualize the whole idea of death.

    As you helped me in 2012 with Dad, Parkinson's/Alzheimer's is so insidious.

    In closing here, I don't ever want to be an asshole in another post to anyone on DP.
    I'm so very sorry for going there to you the last few months.
    This is my commitment as the Linc you used to like .
    Don't worry about it and my condolences once more. I don't take anything personal as I know politics can be very heated. I am on here for the fun and enjoyment of talking politics and anything that comes up.
    This Reform Party member thinks it is high past time that we start electing Americans to congress and the presidency who put America first and their political party further down the line. But for way too long we have been electing Republicans and Democrats who happen to be Americans instead of Americans who happen to be Republicans and Democrats.

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    Re: The Mid-Terms Results Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by NIMBY View Post
    On the most very sad note, our young man who died had wonderful older sisters who I taught.
    Another one will live but is paralyzed.
    A third is in deep trouble with fluid on the brain and is in an induced coma.

    Last night in IL, we had very cold November rain--black ice sort of--rain on dry, gas-slicked roads that caused the accident.
    There's no comprehending a reason for this sort of thing happening time after time in my life with our kids for the last 38 years.
    We must now just move slowly forward one day at a time, rebuilding their confidence and preparing the kids for life after high school .
    I am truly sorry to hear that man... You have my deepest condolences and all my best wishes for you, your family, the kids and their families too... I hope they recover soon and the same goes for you also.

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    Re: The Mid-Terms Results Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by NIMBY View Post

    On the most very sad note, our young man who died had wonderful older sisters who I taught.
    Another one will live but is paralyzed.
    A third is in deep trouble with fluid on the brain and is in an induced coma.

    Last night in IL, we had very cold November rain--black ice sort of--rain on dry, gas-slicked roads that caused the accident.
    There's no comprehending a reason for this sort of thing happening time after time in my life with our kids for the last 38 years.
    We must now just move slowly forward one day at a time, rebuilding their confidence and preparing the kids for life after high school .
    It is a kick to the gut hearing that. It seems almost every year our local high school loses a student either to motor vehicle accident or drowning.
    Often it is just poor decision on one's part.

    A parent is suppose to die before their child. I just can't imagine their anguish.

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    Re: The Mid-Terms Results Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Grim17 View Post
    I am truly sorry to hear that man... You have my deepest condolences and all my best wishes for you, your family, the kids and their families too... I hope they recover soon and the same goes for you also.
    Thank you so much Grim--I'm certainly humbled tonight with the realizations of the limitations of my personality when I get upset.
    I'm probably one of the few posters who isn't much different in real life as compared to on DP.

    I saw this election rout coming since last November for more reasons than I want to remember.
    My focus must now be on issues so I can prove to DP who I know I am and the way I've lived my 60 years.

    I do believe that Majority Leader McConnell can do a great job.
    In time, I may be able to see why he did what he did as Minority Leader.

    I happen to believe in a strong two-party system and have many GOP heroes from history--many from Illinois.
    We had a great Governor Ogilvie when I went to college in 1971 who signed into law a tuition scholarship for Chem/Physics/Math teachers who were a shortage.
    Without this law, I may not have been able to make it through.

    But when I get back on the road again, my love for IKE and his Interstates is second to none .
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    Re: The Mid-Terms Results Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by NIMBY View Post
    But what messaging did we hear today--Rand Paul bashing Hillary and silence from Hillary--more of the Dukakis behavior.
    McConnell looking great and Obama mediocre.

    Same as last November with the multi-million ads against ACA while the Dems were silent but could have hammered on government shutdown.
    Priebus is trashing DWS in the messaging--GOPs never stop working--we do .



    Yes, I know exactly what you mean. The Democrats do not know how to blow their own horn or how to shoot down the opposition with actual facts. I hope they learned a lesson or two from their defeat in this election!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crosscheck View Post
    It is a kick to the gut hearing that. It seems almost every year our local high school loses a student either to motor vehicle accident or drowning.
    Often it is just poor decision on one's part.

    A parent is suppose to die before their child. I just can't imagine their anguish.
    I'm very fortunate to have this DP outlet since I am retired but my wife still teaches.
    Tutoring and coaching is great and I'm still wonderfully received whenever I visit the high school.
    Wrestling season begins next Monday so I'll be around much more.

    Our first funeral is at the school Saturday.
    From there, we'll begin dedication mode and one day at a time recovery.

    I might as well say it--another great problem in our part of the state is Heroin.
    I am now an official carrier of NARCON and have lost three former students in the last five years.

    I will say that my posting towards politics has certainly tempered to a point of praying for our Nation to work together.
    I wish God's speed to Sen. McConnell .
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