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2020-10-28 10:02:28 AM  
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2020-10-28 10:10:38 AM  
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2020-10-28 10:20:39 AM  
If my Mom was still alive she'd be Ruth's age and she'd sound exactly the same.
 
2020-10-28 10:21:46 AM  
"It was inspiring, until we realized she voted for Trump."
 
2020-10-28 10:31:26 AM  
I'll never be as cool as Ruth, not ever. But I did vote.
 
2020-10-28 10:34:34 AM  
I once asked my mom, born in 1914, if FDR was the first president she voted for.  "No," she answered, "Norman Thomas" she replied.  Mom had a PhD (geography).  When Stanford-Binet first created their IQ test California tested every student in the state.  Mom got the highest score.  The thing I most remember about her is how much she despised Nixon.  She also ran the Fairfax County, VA chapter of the League of Women voters for 15 years.
 
2020-10-28 10:57:58 AM  
oh shiat, is that this year? i better register
 
2020-10-28 10:58:35 AM  

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That sandwich looks good, and oh would you look at the time it's only an hour until lunch... close enough!
 
2020-10-28 10:59:16 AM  
Vote early.
Vote often.
Go back and vote again.
Go to home depot.
Hire some illegal day laborers.
Form a caravan.
Drive around the country voting in all the swing states.
 
2020-10-28 10:59:19 AM  

Palined Parenthood: oh shiat, is that this year? i better register


It's not convincing when your username is Palined Parenthood.
 
2020-10-28 10:59:24 AM  
This story is great until we find out that Ruth is a trump supporter and excited to see America restored to the days of her youth before minorities got so uppity.

/I keed
//Hopefully
 
2020-10-28 10:59:37 AM  
Reminds me I haven't listened to this week's Wait Wait Don't Tell Me yet!
 
2020-10-28 11:00:45 AM  
Watch all the videos in that post, that woman is as sharp as a tack.
 
2020-10-28 11:01:10 AM  
Old bird gets around pretty good for 104!

\Kudos to her and the people who helped her get there.
\\Hope she lives long enough to see the results of the vote (not snark)
\\\ 3 for Wednesday
 
2020-10-28 11:02:01 AM  
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Help people like Ruth get out and vote.
 
2020-10-28 11:03:34 AM  

kbronsito: Vote early.
Vote often.
Go back and vote again.
Go to home depot.
Hire some illegal day laborers.
Form a caravan.
Drive around the country voting in all the swing states.


Now Trump will rant about caravans driving around and voting willynilly and no one else will know where he got the idea from.
 
2020-10-28 11:05:48 AM  
Simple: If you're allowed to vote this year and you don't, you're a dick.
 
2020-10-28 11:07:56 AM  
Remember when people like her used to be considered patriots?
Now, they're just stupid liberals.
 
2020-10-28 11:08:46 AM  

inglixthemad: [Fark user image 666x374]

Help people like Ruth get out and vote.


Band of the Hand
 
2020-10-28 11:11:14 AM  
Live to 104? Where I can tell stories about the internet starting and how well my dick worked back in the 2020's. No thanks. Oh vote, yeah I'll be doing that.
 
2020-10-28 11:11:48 AM  

Fishmongers' Daughters: Reminds me I haven't listened to this week's Wait Wait Don't Tell Me yet!


My stepmom always calls that show "Stop Stop Don't Ask Me!" not as sarcasm, just thinks it's called that. We don't correct her
 
2020-10-28 11:12:25 AM  
She better not shoot Trump, she'll get life. Which is like one month for her.
 
2020-10-28 11:14:25 AM  
CSB, revisited:

Back in 2012, Mom fell out of bed as I was heading to work. I checked her out, got her back in to bed, and told her I would be back in a couple of hours (I had a mandatory group meeting). I came back, she was still in bed (hadn't eaten her breakfast), so I got ready to take her to emergency. She was unsteady getting out of the house and was conscious but unresponsive by the time I got her to the car. I call 911; by the time the paramedics came she was responsive but still a little disoriented, so took her to the hospital where her Dr. was a resident.

We went to the ER, they asked her name, what day it was, etc. Mom already had some memory problems, so it took a few minutes to answer the questions (My sister quizzed on the date every night, so Mom was only off by a day).  The ER nurse asked Mom who was President. Mom had never been able to pronounce "Obama" correctly, so the nurse was a little concerned when Mom added couple of extra "-ma" syllables at the end.
I told the nurse to ask Mom whom she would be voting for. Mom gave the nurse an, "are you kidding me?" look, and replied dead-serious, "Why, Hillary!".

Nurse decided Mom passed the exam, but they did keep her overnight for observation.
 
2020-10-28 11:15:36 AM  

Porkbelly: I once asked my mom, born in 1914, if FDR was the first president she voted for.  "No," she answered, "Norman Thomas" she replied.  Mom had a PhD (geography).  When Stanford-Binet first created their IQ test California tested every student in the state.  Mom got the highest score.  The thing I most remember about her is how much she despised Nixon.  She also ran the Fairfax County, VA chapter of the League of Women voters for 15 years.


Was she a part of Terman's IQ studies? If so, that's pretty cool.
 
2020-10-28 11:16:20 AM  

kindms: inglixthemad: [Fark user image 666x374]

Help people like Ruth get out and vote.

Band of the Hand


Well, if we get a majority of Americans voting the Rethuglican Party might just see those of us that help citizens get to the polls as Death Commando.
 
2020-10-28 11:18:30 AM  

inglixthemad: [Fark user image 666x374]

Help people like Ruth get out and vote.


Had my first training to be a poll worker last night.

I'm young, healthy, have time to be able to do it so I feel kind of obligated.  They lost a lot of older people this year.  I look forward to helping out.
 
2020-10-28 11:18:53 AM  

Joshudan: Fishmongers' Daughters: Reminds me I haven't listened to this week's Wait Wait Don't Tell Me yet!

My stepmom always calls that show "Stop Stop Don't Ask Me!" not as sarcasm, just thinks it's called that. We don't correct her


I feel like you should call them and let them know. They'd appreciate that.

I miss wait wait. But I'm not going back to NPR. they keep paying Inskeep to BSAB all over the place.
 
2020-10-28 11:19:11 AM  
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2020-10-28 11:19:27 AM  
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2020-10-28 11:21:01 AM  
.... back in 2012 2016, ...

/ FTFM
// I hope I'm not following in Mom's footsteps already
 
2020-10-28 11:26:53 AM  
Well, DiMaggio was ok as well....
 
2020-10-28 11:28:04 AM  
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2020-10-28 11:32:54 AM  
I support Ruth's right to bear arms, we should get her a GoFundMe and see if we can get that waiting period waved.
 
2020-10-28 11:34:24 AM  

mathamagical: This story is great until we find out that Ruth is a trump supporter and excited to see America restored to the days of her youth before minorities got so uppity.

/I keed
//Hopefully


I think her saying she wants to shoot Trump in the face, kinda takes care of that thought. Its in the first video.
 
2020-10-28 11:35:56 AM  

Skarekrough: inglixthemad: [Fark user image 666x374]

Help people like Ruth get out and vote.

Had my first training to be a poll worker last night.

I'm young, healthy, have time to be able to do it so I feel kind of obligated.  They lost a lot of older people this year.  I look forward to helping out.


Hopefully, you're serious.  If so, good on ya, and thank you for stepping up.
 
2020-10-28 11:36:40 AM  
I was just now inspired to look up Norman Thomas. You all should too.
 
2020-10-28 11:37:41 AM  

Palined Parenthood: oh shiat, is that this year? i better register


I think early voting ends next Wednesday.
 
2020-10-28 11:40:43 AM  

Fishmongers' Daughters: Reminds me I haven't listened to this week's Wait Wait Don't Tell Me yet!


Carl Kasell being the narrator for my voice mail would be awesome, though. Just sayin'.
 
2020-10-28 11:42:47 AM  
My Granny passed away in June of 2016 at 94.  She had Alzheimer's for the last years of her life, so thankfully she was blissfully unaware of Donald Trump running for president.  She was a Roosevelt Democrat who voted for Obama in 2008 and would've again in 2012 if the dementia hadn't gotten her.  She was one of the little old ladies who worked the polls for many elections.  My mother is very liberal and her brother is a die hard conservative, who tried to talk Granny out of voting for Obama, with the usual socialism nonsense.  He also played the race card to try and scare her.  My Granny wasn't racist exactly, but she was afraid of black people, which I think was mostly her small town Illinois upbringing.  She still voted for Barack, though, and she pretty much told my uncle to pound sand and that she liked that nice young black man.  She also had a few choice things to say about Sarah Palin.

I think about her all the time and miss her every day.  She would've been appalled by President Moob, so I'm glad she didn't have to see the past 4 years.
 
2020-10-28 11:45:06 AM  
Ruth is a pistol.  Even if she didn't threaten to shoot the president, I'd still say she's a pistol.
 
2020-10-28 11:52:29 AM  

mrwhippy: [Fark user image 586x681]


That's the greatest thing I've seen today.  And in quite a while, maybe.

I should blacklist Fark.com for the rest of the day and quit while I'm ahead.

Biden/Harris should put it on posters and totebags and tshirts and raise money with it.

Of course, 30+% of the country see empathy as a despicable weakness.  Which, of course, is precisely why the rest of us need to vote Mango Mass Murderer Out.

Go get 'em, Ruth!  And everyone else like Ruth!
 
2020-10-28 11:53:23 AM  
Kick ass Ruth.  And thanks.
 
2020-10-28 11:56:17 AM  
Look at her brisk pace. I want to know her secret.
 
2020-10-28 11:58:50 AM  
I'm not sure at what age you are allowed to threaten the President but apparently at 104 you can get away with it.
 
2020-10-28 11:59:03 AM  
The part I like best is everyone giving Ruth cuts to the front of the line.

/it had stiff competition from everyone applauding her
//and the narrator helping her and setting a great example for her daughter
///and just how awesome Ruth is
 
2020-10-28 11:59:51 AM  

petuniapup: Skarekrough: inglixthemad: [Fark user image 666x374]

Help people like Ruth get out and vote.

Had my first training to be a poll worker last night.

I'm young, healthy, have time to be able to do it so I feel kind of obligated.  They lost a lot of older people this year.  I look forward to helping out.

Hopefully, you're serious.  If so, good on ya, and thank you for stepping up.


Oh, I only wish I were joking about spending 90 minutes a day in training over Zoom for the next four days.....
 
2020-10-28 12:00:09 PM  

mrshowrules: I'm not sure at what age you are allowed to threaten the President but apparently at 104 you can get away with it.


If I'm on that jury, I go nullification : )
 
2020-10-28 12:01:31 PM  

flypusher713: mrshowrules: I'm not sure at what age you are allowed to threaten the President but apparently at 104 you can get away with it.

If I'm on that jury, I go nullification : )


Can you sentence someone to a pedicure?
 
2020-10-28 12:12:39 PM  
That's a great video. Faith Salie is great on Wait Wait, Don't Tell Me!
 
2020-10-28 12:19:37 PM  

willflyforfood: mathamagical: This story is great until we find out that Ruth is a trump supporter and excited to see America restored to the days of her youth before minorities got so uppity.

/I keed
//Hopefully

I think her saying she wants to shoot Trump in the face, kinda takes care of that thought. Its in the first video.


Wait these Fark headlines link to articles and videos too?
 
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