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Tuesday 11-5-2013 Assortment

Tuesday, November 05, 2013

Chuck: I got some dead batteries today at the store.
Carl: How much did they cost?
Chuck: Nothing! They were free of charge.

(Groan! emoticon )
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What Western resort town was the first city in the U.S. to be totally governed by women?

Jackson, Wyoming, which elected a woman mayor and women to its four city council seats in 1920, the year the 19th Amendment gave women the right to vote.
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The power of TV

A few months before the 1948 presidential election, Republican challenger Thomas Dewey was comfortably leading incumbent Harry Truman. Dewey’s adviser, advertising veteran Rosser Reeves, urged Dewey to film some campaign commercials to air on television in the handful of competitive districts that had TV service—he was told that he could reach thousands of voters for relatively little cost. Dewey rejected the new medium as “undignified” and chose to sit on his lead. Meanwhile, Truman went on a whistle-stop campaign train tour. Dewey’s lead eroded and he lost the election.
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In Norway, political campaign ads are banned from TV.
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DESERTDREAMERS 11/5/2013 7:26PM

    Hmmm, Norway ... Might be too cold for this weenie, tho.

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MARILYNROBERT 11/5/2013 6:23PM

    emoticon

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PDSLIM 11/5/2013 2:23PM

    Go Norway. Wish they would at least ban the automated election calls here.

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PEGGYO 11/5/2013 9:40AM

    wouldn't that be great to allow only one ad per politician

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TWEETYKC00 11/5/2013 8:51AM

    Thanks. Sounds like Norway has the right idea!

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OVERACTIVEELBOW 11/5/2013 8:07AM

    Thanks for the smile.

As to women and politics... I don't think gender makes a difference; greed and selfish interests are not defined by gender.

Leaders need to lead not send others into harms way; AND, to care for others rather than line their own pockets.

"Power corrupts, absolute power corrupts absolutely." sorry, I do not know where the quote originated, but God does.

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THINFITKINDVGAN 11/5/2013 7:47AM

    Just think how different Washington would be if women ran congress! LOL

Yea Hillary Clinton!

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