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Pennsylvania High School Student Running For School Board!

Filed under: Wacky, Tacky & TruePolitik

This kid's got some ballz!

Connor Kurtz, a Pennsylvania high school junior at Daniel Boone High School, is running for the school board!

Why would a high school student be interested in a position on the school board? Because like A LOT of high school students, he realized some things just don't make any sense! Conner explained:

"I believe that I could do a much better job than many members on the school board are currently doing. I walk around the school, and I see things that just don’t make sense.”

We can't say this is the first time a student has run for this position for sure, but it's the first time we've ever heard of it, so we're pretty darn impressed!

The best part is, he'll be turning 18-years-old in September before the election, so he can LEGALLY run!

It sounds like this candidate will be a political force to be reckoned with too! He knows there are problems with the school district and isn't afraid to let them know why, as he explained:

“I realized they don’t know what they’re doing. They don’t have a plan. It boggles my mind that you can be on the school board without a plan.”

What's HIS plan? He won't be worrying about any birth certificates, but instead focusing on taxes…which he doesn't even pay yet!

"You don't have to pay taxes to know that taxes in Daniel Boone are too high", he exclaimed in his defense.

Not a bad defense either. Touche, Connor, Touche!

We're curious how the teachers who run the classrooms, will respond to a student running the school district. We smell a MAJOR CONFLICT in a made-for-television movie! Ha!

Check out the news story above to meet the candidate himself and hear what he's got to say.

Also, don't miss the ONLY person in the community reporters could find that doesn't approve of Connor's candidacy. A 106-year-old woman on the street thinks "he's too young." If more senior citizens share the same opinion, he may have just lost two-thirds of the voting population! LOLz!

Honestly, if there are legitimate problems in the school that may need an insider's view to fix, then we hope he wins! Best of luck on the campaign trail, Connor!

Would U vote for a student running for a position on the school board?

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95-Year-Old Woman Sets Sprinting World Record

Filed under: InspirationFitnessRunningStill Got It

Wow! This woman is so inspiring.

Ida Keeling, a 95-year-old Bronx native, is the oldest sprinter in the world!

That's not the only record she's broken either.

In fact, she's been breaking records since she started running at the age of 67.

The 4-foot-6 and 83 lbs senior citizen set a world record at a track meet in Manhattan last week, as the oldest woman to run 60 meters in 29.86 seconds!

She proves that age don't mean a thang and that living a healthier life not only leads to a longer life, but a happier life, explaining:

"I feel younger now than when I was in my 30s and 40s."

Check out her story above and use that inspiration to get out and get active!

We hope Ida continues to dominate as the oldest sprinter on the track and wish her the best of luck in future races.

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Mickey Rooney Abused By Stepson

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Mickey Rooney

Ugh! This is awful.

Oscar nominated actor Mickey Rooney has been granted a restraining order by a Los Angeles judge against his stepson Chris Aber who has been accused of withholding food and medicine from the 90-year-old, as well as meddling in his personal finances.

The court filing states "Mickey is effectively a prisoner in his own home" and continues:

"Chris is verbally abusive toward Mickey. He yells and screams at Mickey. He threatens, intimidates, bullies, and harasses Mickey."

That's terrible! It's such a shame to hear about a family member taking advantage of another like this.

The order requires Aber to stay 100 yards away from Rooney and his home and to refrain from contacting the actor until a hearing on Feb. 24, when the restraining order may be extended.

The iconic actor, whose Hollywood career spans eight decades, wrote in a statement:

"All I want to do is live a peaceful life, to regain my life and be happy. I pray to God each day to protect us, help us endure, and guide those other senior citizens who are also suffering."

We hope you do continue to live a happy life, Mr. Rooney. You deserve it!

Hopefully his scumbag stepson will be removed his life after this ordeal.

[Image via WENN.]

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