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District 95 Vacancy (R)Mark Lovell Resigns

I recently learned about the vacancy created by the resignation of Mark Lovell. I started googling to find out as much info as I can and it appears that only one Democrat is running in this special election to fill the vacancy. Her name is Julie Byrd Ashworth. It would be great if we could get a jump on 2018 and take this seat in the House.

I am a total newb, greenhorn to politics and this forum is the basis of most of my learning. I would love to be able to help and would appreciate any advice from the great minds here. I am going to volunteer for JBA. Any thoughts? I was actually sickened to see how many Rs are running. It's part of living in the south though. District 95 is an affluent suburban area of Memphis. It almost feels hopeless, but I still intend to do all I can!



Do you know any old "sayings" or phrases that are humorous or interesting?

This morning I replied to a thread and I was reminded of an old phrase my Great Grandpa used. I have always been fascinated by our language and how it has evolved. I enjoy watching old shows like Twilight Zone and notice subtle changes from as little as 50 years ago.

Anyway, my Great Grandpa had alot of "sayings." The one I used in my reply was, "Go to hell and pump thunder." I will not pretend to know exactly how this phrase came into existence, but I can see how thunder and hell could both be considered bad things.

Do any of you have any phrases from your past that have fallen out of use? I would really like to hear them, even if they are still used but possibly not known to younger generations. I can remember other things my Great Grandpa said, but not all of them would be suitable for the forum.

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