The Daily Dose/September 19, 2021
By Gaylon Kent
America’s Funniest Guy
The Sunday Bottom 5
A ranking of some things.
1. USA! USA! – Oopsies, our bad!!!…We could’ve sworn terrorists and not children were going to be the victims of that drone strike in Afghanistan…And if we’ve withdrawn from Afghanistan, why are we still committing acts of war against them???…When will America give other nations the benefit of conducting their affairs without US interference???
2. President Joe Biden Tax Increases – Good gravy, coming soon to a once-proud country: cradle-to-grave coverage, exactly what a nation conceived in liberty doesn’t need…Sunday Bottom 5 pollsters “strongly suspect” taxes on businesses are merely a tax on us because it’s a cost they pass on to us and Sunday Bottom 5 pollsters “pretty sure” we’re already taxed enough.
3. Donald Trump Supporters – New 3-hole staple, former president remains a lying sexual predator who believes the moon is part of Mars…And that the Revolution was won by the securing of British airports…Sunday Bottom 5 pollsters “strongly suspect” asking Trump supporters which of these elements continues to solidify their support still reasonable question.
4. The Wright Brothers by David McCullough – One of our preeminent historians, McCullough’s usual brilliance shows why Orville and Wilbur succeeded: they had a plan, they executed that plan, they came back strongly from setbacks and they expected to succeed all along…Sunday Botton 5 pollsters tough graders, but still give it B+.
5. President Joe Biden Fact Check – Nobody can lie like Donald Trump of course, but President Biden does get his facts mixed up from time to time…Click here for the latest, from the AP.
Today At The Site
Writing worth reading. Usually.
Today is Read Free Sunday (RFS) at The Diary.
The Diary of a Nobody – Sparrow issues some funnies at the Legion district meeting. Today’s Diary.
– Is there any other business to come before this meeting???
The classic Sparrow pause (CSP).
– The desired answer is no.
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On This Date
The long march to today.
In 1881 – Vice President Chester A Arthur of New York becomes president of the United States, following the death of President James Garfield, who died primarily from infections after being shot on July 2. Arthur was not in the best of health and retired at the end of his term, replaced by Grover Cleveland. Garfield’s term of 199 days is the second-shortest in American history, trailing only William Henry Harrison, who served 31 days in 1841.
In 1992 – Sergei Bubka of Ukraine establishes a new world record in the pole vault at a meet in Tokyo. Bubka vaulted 20 feet, 1 and ¼ inches to break the record of 20 feet, ¾ of an inch he had established on August 30. It was the 13th of 14 consecutive world records established by Bubka, who had first set the mark in May, 1984 and the record is now held by Sweden’s Armand Duplantis who vaulted 20 feet, 3-¼ inches last year. Despite the length of his dominance and six world championships, Bubka’s only Olympic medal was gold at the 1988 Seoul Games.
In `1970 – Diana Ross is at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 for the first of three consecutive weeks with Ain’t No Mountain High Enough. It was the first of six #1 solo hits for Ross following twelve #1 songs with the Supremes and the song also peaked at #6 in Great Britain and in October spent a week at #1 on Billboard’s soul chart. It was written by the popular recording duo of Ashford and Simpson and in 1967 had been a Top 40 pop and soul hit for Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell.
Some Philosophy Crap
The wisdom of the ages. Whatever.
Now, I’ve been laughed at for my notions, sir…but I’ve stuck to ‘em…and they have paid their passage.
Harriet Beecher Stowe
Uncle Tom’s Cabin
Answer To The Last Trivia Question
Knowledge is power.
Peter Frampton’s biggest hit on Billboard’s Hot 100 was I’m In You, which peaked at #2 in 1977.
Match wits with Gaylon. It’s not that hard.
Who held the first world record in the pole vault? – Answer next time!