Wednesday, November 7, 2012
The Election is finally over. The nation's 44th President will get a second term. President Barack Obama has won re-election.
There was some confusion locally, since voting districts have changed, and some people had to find the right voting location. But so far we haven't heard about any big problems.
HOW PEOPLE VOTED: IN COSTUMES, AND NEAR-DEATH
Some people just had fun with it, and dressed up to vote. One guy wore a gorilla suit, and another dressed as Public Television's Big Bird... because of a comment that had been made during a debate.
And a guy in Michigan voted, then DIED.
He had a heart attack, his heart had stopped and he wasn't breathing, but there happened to be a nurse there, who revived him. His first question was, "Did I vote?" His wife said, "Honey that's not important." He said, "The TWO things that are important, are that I love you, and that I voted."
REPUBLICAN MITT ROMNEY gave a graceful concession speech, and then live-streamed President Obama's victory speech on the Romney website, a move people were calling a 'total class act.'
The President's speech:
Romney's Concession Speech:
NEW YORK STATE ON STORM WATCH
People in New York state are on storm watch today and tomorrow, with a Nor'easter headed their way. Many of them still don't have power back on from Hurricane Sandy. Their gas crisis is slowly starting to get better, but they're still waiting in long lines and paying crazy-high prices for it. In fact, some "enterprising" Americans have started offering gasoline for sale on Craigslist. One guy's ad reads, "8 gallons of gasoline for sale, $150." That's more than 18 dollars a gallon. He says it's supply and demand.
THANK YOU TO ELECTION SITE WORKERS
I just want to give a shout out to the people who made it a prioritiy in their lives to work the election sites! You may have noticed that a lot of them are older people. The election commission director says it's because it's usually retirees who'll give up their day to work 6am till after 7pm. They're the ones willing to put up with cranky, sweaty, ignorant people (of course that's just ME), to help our election process take place. So thank you election workers.
COMMON SIGNS OF AGING ACTUALLY SIGNS OF HEART DISEASE
What we thought were just signs of old age may be signs of heart disease: receding hairlines, bald spots, and earlobe creases... a new Danish stufy says are all indicators of a higher risk of heart attacks.
DELIVERY DRIVER URINATES ON DOOR OF NON-TIPPER
A pizza delivery driver in Iowa got FIRED because he PEED on the front door of a woman who didn't tip him! He apparently felt bad about it later, and went back to clean it up and apologize.
MILEY CYRUS GETTING MARRIED THREE TIMES?
And if you had more money than you could spend, would YOU have just one wedding? Miley Cyrus, who'll be 20 next week (Nov 23), says she's going to have three weddings, just because she and her fiance Liam Hemsworth want to. It was recently reported by Star magazine the couple have opted for three ceremonies, one in Liam's native Australia, one in Tennessee Miley's home town and Los Angeles where the couple currently live – just to make sure all their friends and family witness the happy moment with Billy Ray confirming the news, adding: "They are going to have three weddings."
Voters in two states have approved measures legalizing marijuana for recreational use.Colorado and Washington State... man....
AMERICAN AIRLINES CANCELS FLIGHTS AHEAD OF NEW STORM
The latest storm that's headed for the Northeast United States is causing more flight cancellations. American Airlines and American Eagle are suspending flights in the Northeast today, ahead of the Nor'easter expected to slam them today and tomorrow.
MISSING TN. TEENAGER TRAPPED IN CAR THREE DAYS, NOW RECOVERING
And a Tennessee family is celebrating Thanksgiving a little early, thankful their son is alive. 19 year old Tyler Campbell of Northeast Tennessee went missing Saturday night, and was found yesterday, 3 days later, lying under a guardrail at the side of the road. Campbell had wrecked his car, and was trapped in a 30-foot ravine, until he finally managed to free himself and crawl to the road. A trucker found him yesterday afternoon. Tyler has at least a broken leg and shoulder, but he's going to be okay.
SPANX OPENS FIRST STANDALONE RETAIL STORE
Spanx, the popular shapewear company that sells slimming undergarments, has opened its first standalone retail store — just in time for SPANXGIVING! The first store is in Virginia, and they're planning at least two more Spanx stores soon.
OHIO WOMAN CLEANS HOUSE UNINVITED, LEAVES $75 BILL
And WHAT WOULD YOU DO if you left your home in the morning, and it was all messed up: unwashed dishes, trash not taken out, and you came home to find a stranger had come in and cleaned your house? That happened to an Ohio family, who was not pleased that the cleaning fairy had visited. The 53 year old woman said the door was unlocked. She has a cleaning service and was desperate for cash, so she cleaned the house and left a bill. She'll be sentenced in two weeks, for attempted burglary.
FORMER DRIVER LICENSE EXAMINER PLEADS GUILTY TO TAKING BRIBES http://www.wsmv.com/story/20019476/former-drivers-license-examiner-pleads-guilty-to-bribery-charges
A former driver license examiner has pleaded guilty to taking bribes to give driver licenses to people who never even took the test. 54 year old Larry Murphy of Antioch faces up to 10 years in prison.
CONGRESS HAS KENNEDY AGAIN
The Kennedy family has another member in congress. Joseph Kennedy the Third, has been elected in Massachusetts. Joseph is the grandson of the late New York Senator Robert F Kennedy. Bobby was the younger brother of President John F Kennedy.