So. The elections are over. Whether you voted or not, whether your happy with the results or not, one thing is clear: the republic still stands and the great American experiment continued as new leaders emerged because they were selected by the people and not through bloodshed or tyranny. That’s pretty cool.
In a watershed moment for the country, more than 100 women will serve in the U.S. House of Representatives when the 116th Congress is sworn in come January.
Speaking of #GirlPower: Susan B. Anthony’s grave is always a popular spot on Election Day as women make the trek to pay tribute to the woman who lead the efforts for women’s suffrage. Once again, her gravestone was covered with “I Voted” stickers by the end of the day.
Two more election-related stories and then we’re done (both of them featuring women…we’re all about the #GirlPower at TDQ) we promise:
A 106-year-old Virginia woman dreamed of becoming a U.S. citizen. And on Election Day, she did just that.
82-year-old Gracie Lou Phillips of Grand Prairie, Texas had never cast a vote in her life. But in recent years, she was determined that her voice be heard. So, despite being on hospice care, she got out her vote at an early voting center in Texas. Sadly, she didn’t get to see the results of her vote as she succumbed to her illness early Monday morning. But she died at peace because she’d voted.
Dreading the cooking part of Thanksgiving Day? Have Cracker Barrel cater it for just $11 a person! Hashbrown casserole for all!!!
Can’t wait for Thanksgiving Day? Pringles is selling Thanksgiving-flavored chips for a limited time. Now, if you’ll excuse us, we have some shopping to do.
A 98-year-old World War II vet from Indiana has been award France’s highest distinction for his service during the war.
Speaking of recognizing the greatness of our greatest generation: fast-food chains are now hiring more seniors than teens.
Purdue Basketball is back! And the Boilers came out swinging in their first game of the season routing Fairfield 90-57. Thirty of those Boiler points came from breakout star Carsen Edwards.
The elections are over, but the 2020 campaign is now in full swing. Dr. Evil emerged from his lair in Rhode Island to announce he’s running for Congress.
Are you a fan of The Purge? It’s already been renewed for a second season!
Did you know: Without Die Hard Reginald VelJohnson may never have become the lovable patriarch Carl Winslow, on the hit ABC show Family Matters?
This bears repeating: IDRIS ELBA IS THE SEXIEST MAN ALIVE!