The Daily Dose/January 30, 2017
By Gaylon Kent
America’s Funniest Guy
KEEP EXPECTATIONS LOW AND NO ONE WILL BE TOO DISAPPOINTED: Oh dear me, this is bad. First, the building of a wall to keep evil Mexicans out, now Muslims are being detained and, in some cases, being denied entry into America.
Bad, but not particularly surprising. I mean, President Trump – President Trump! – is merely following through on things Candidate Trump pledged to do. Nothing he has done or will do, should be a bulletin.
Let’s Review, Shall We?: The immigrant has always been the backbone of this country. Anyone who denies that is either ignoring the history lessons they learned in school or never learned them in the first place.
Dry, Technical Matter: It’s not going to work anyway. Detaining some Muslims or not allowing them to enter isn’t going to stop anyone from attacking us.
Get Your Official Daily Dose Policy Right Here: The only action America can take to make the world safer is to stop meddling in other nation’s affairs! We’ve created a violent world because we are a violent nation. People can say this and people can say that, but you can’t really argue with that statement. America has been at war continuoulsy since 1989 and the damage is as widepsread as it is catastrophic.
Ladies And Gentlemen Of The Jury: If America had spent the past generation giving other nations the dignity of conducting their affairs without our interference would this even be an issue?
We’ll Field This One: Of course it wouldn’t. If America were not meddling in other nation’s affairs the Twin Towers would still be standing and ISIS would be a comic book figure.
USA! USA! Retreating into fear and ignorance are not the actions a country ready to lead the world. Honestly, they are the actions of a nation entering the far turn of their last lap.
We’ve said this before:
America will fold up its tent and call it day before this half-century is out if we do not make substantive changes to the way we are governed.
Nothing that has happened in the first few days of the Trump Administration has done anything to change that. We are still mired in perpetual war and mindless debt. We remain a second-rate nation that has lost its way.
DUDE, I WAS JUST TRYING TO MAKE A BUCK: Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet makes its debut on this date in 1595 at London’s Curtain Theatre. It was very popular in in Shakespeare’s time and, along with Hamlet, remains one of his most-produced plays.
Well, That Didn’t Work: The first attempted assassination of a US president occurs on this date in 1835 when Richard Lawrence tries to shoot Andrew Jackson. Lawrence was waiting for Jackson outside the US Capitol building and twice attempted to shoot Jackson, however both his pistols misfired.
Take That, You Punk: Jackson then proceeded to beat the snot out of Lawrence with his cane, at least until others intervened.
Dry, Technical Matter: Lawrence was tried and found not guilty by reason of insanity and spent the rest of his life in assorted mental institutions.
I Do Solemnly Swear To Try And Take Over The World…And Kill Jews: Adolph Hitler is sworn in as Chancellor of Germany on this date in 1933. He was appointed by German President Klaus von Hindenburg and would serve until his death in April, 1945.
This Assassination Succeeded: Continuing History’s long tradition of executing the truly good, Indian independence leader Mahatma Gandi is assassinated on this date in 1948, shot to death before entering a prayer meeting. A malcontent named Nathuram Godse shot Gandi three times at point-blank range. Godse and conspirator would be tried and executed the following year despite pleas to have his sentence commuted from Gandi’s two sons
Thought For The Day: It is natural for man to indulge in the illusion of hope. We are apt to shut our eyes against a painful truth… – Patrick Henry, from his “give me liberty or give me death” speech to Virginia legislature, 3/323/1775
Answer To The Last Trivia Question: Signalman First Class Douglas Munro is the only member of the Coast Guard to earn the Medal of Honor.
Today’s Stumper: What the hell’s going on here? – Answer next time!