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Gender: Female
Hometown: NE New York
Home country: USA
Current location: Serious Snow Country :(
Member since: 2003 before July 6th
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Gettysburg man selling Hillary Clinton's car

Mike Lawn worked for seven presidents and met nine. That number could be up to 10 by November if Hillary Clinton wins the White House. He just happens to be selling her car, which sits in his driveway adorned with an Arkansas license plate and a 1990 "Clinton for Governor" sticker on the back windshield.

Lawn, who lives in Gettysburg, worked at the White House for 29 years, from the Carter administration through the most recent Bush. He was head gardener through the National Parks Service in 2000, when the Clintons offered up the first lady’s 1986 Oldsmobile Cutlass in a bidding process. As the car has sat in his garage for 16 years rarely used, Lawn decided now, given the timing of Clinton’s campaign, would be the best time to say goodbye to the presidential candidate’s car.

“I’m ready to have it go down the road,” Lawn’s wife, Joyce, said. “It’s time. We’ve had it too long.”

When he purchased the car from the Clintons, he intended to give it to his daughter when she turned 16 and needed to drive to school. He took her to see it after cementing the deal with Clinton, only to find she was not impressed.

“She said it looked like an old lady’s car,” Lawn said. “She didn’t know why it had cranks in the windows.”

Read more: http://www.ydr.com/story/life/2016/04/10/gettysburg-man-selling-hillary-clintons-car/82664038/

Gettysburg resident Mike Lawn stands next to the car formerly owned by Hillary Clinton on April 6, 2016.
(Photo: Clare Becker, The Evening Sun)
Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Tue Apr 12, 2016, 01:46 AM (18 replies)

Thank you for helping the kitties. They are hard to place, there are so many, heartbreaking

Meet Felix! This is the little guy I found in the grocery store parking lot, can't imagine what would have happened to him if I hadn't stopped at that store that night, or hadn't spotted him on the way to my car. They were doing construction at that particular store and a couple of the construction guys had attempted to catch him, but got bitten for their trouble. The vet thought he was only about seven weeks, 2.6 lbs., had no idea what he even looked like in the dark, but I think I'm the lucky one, since, at a year old, he really is beautiful, IMO, and rarely bites these days, LOL, and getting better all the time!

Felix, then and now:

Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Sat Apr 2, 2016, 02:13 AM (1 replies)

Poll: In New York, Clinton, Sanders best all in GOP

New York's reputation as a true-blue state was reflected in the findings of a new Quinnipiac University poll that shows Democratic presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders beating all three of the remaining Republican contenders in hypothetical general election match-ups.

And both beat GOP front-runner Donald Trump by more than 20 percent, according to the poll.

The survey of state voters also shows Clinton ahead of Sanders 54-42 percent among likely Democratic primary voters, while Donald Trump leads among likely Republican primary voters with 56 percent, followed by U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas at 20 percent and Ohio Gov. John Kasich with 19 percent.

"The home-court advantage helps both party's front-runners," said Quinnipiac spokesman Maurice Carroll.

Clinton represented New York in the U.S. Senate from 2001-2009, while Sanders' roots in Brooklyn are apparent to anyone who has heard him speak. Trump, of course, is a Queens native who has built his corporate brand in Manhattan's high-powered real estate industry.

Read more: http://www.timesunion.com/local/article/Poll-In-New-York-Clinton-Sanders-best-all-in-7221589.php
Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Fri Apr 1, 2016, 03:48 AM (2 replies)

So wonderful to see you and know you're feeling better!!!

Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Sun Mar 27, 2016, 12:26 AM (0 replies)

That's my puppy, Jack!

And it's quite a recent picture, on our way home from the groomer about a month ago. He's a very good traveler...

Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Wed Mar 23, 2016, 02:56 AM (1 replies)

They should meet my dog. He wouldn't scare anybody, LOL.

Felix isn't scared of much of anything, but he seems to genuinely like the dog. Other cats, not so much...


Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Wed Mar 23, 2016, 02:03 AM (1 replies)

I'm just impressed that he's come as far as he has

I never would have managed to catch him if I hadn't had help from one of the store employees and his wife who was there to pick him up. That little guy was determined not to be caught, but this couple was terrific, she had baskets and he had gloves. They were doing construction on the store and it was a dangerous place for a kitten and he'd already bitten one of the construction workers who had tried to catch him. It was just chance that I happened to stop at that store that night. His name is Felix and he's grown up into a really beautiful cat, IMHO. Good luck with this, I know how frustrating it can be...

Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Wed Mar 23, 2016, 12:58 AM (1 replies)

Village Peeps! ;)

Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Wed Mar 23, 2016, 12:22 AM (0 replies)

Edward Hopper Peeps?

Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Wed Mar 23, 2016, 12:21 AM (0 replies)

EU trials new way to measure emissions but will it make a difference?

An ungainly contraption that resembles a bicycle rack with tubing attached will become a common sight on cars around Europe over the coming months as a new way of measuring car pollution gains traction following the Volkswagen (VOWG_p.DE) scandal.

The Portable Emission Measurement System (PEMS) aims to supplement laboratory tests -- the flaws of which were laid bare by the VW experience -- with more realistic testing on roads.

But Europeans shouldn't expect to be breathing much cleaner air in the near future, experts and analysts say, because all the testing regimens in the world won't solve the problem until the European Union introduces much tougher pollution limits and finds a foolproof way to enforce them.

VW's use of a banned "defeat device" has led to the scrutiny of a system that has allowed nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions to reach up to seven times their European limits.

EU officials who spoke to Reuters on condition of anonymity said that industry manipulation of the testing regime had been obvious for years. The European Commission failed to stop it, they said, because of the influence of the auto industry and because protecting a pillar of the economy was for many a higher priority than the environment

Read more: http://www.reuters.com/article/us-volkswagen-emissions-device-idUSKCN0WN18E

(More photos at link)

A worker attaches the flow tube to the back of a car to enable emissions testing to take place on the vehicle at 'Emissions Analytics' in west London.
Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Tue Mar 22, 2016, 01:17 AM (0 replies)
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