The Daily Dose/February 28, 2021
By Gaylon Kent
America’s Funniest Guy
The Sunday Bottom 5
A ranking of some things.
1. Mohammed bin Salman (MBS) – US publicly acknowledges MBS authorized murder of Jamal Khashoggi, something smart 5th-graders have known since October 2018, but otherwise Saudi crown prince getting off scott-free for authorizing murder of journalist and American resident…Sunday Bottom 5 pollsters “pretty sure” this sends wrong message to future journalist murderers.
2. Syria – US bombs noted sovereign nation despite fact US forces were not under imminent threat and pesky detail US had not declared war against them…Sunday Bottom 5 pollsters still “pretty sure” pointing out US Congress has not declared war against Syria still “you-know-whatting in the wind”
3. Lauren Daigle – 118 non-consecutive weeks at #1 on Hot Christian Singles chart for singer as single You Say extends all-time mark for weeks at #1 on any Billboard chart…Envious Morman Tabernacle Choir’s plan for hip-hop version of Te Deum Laudamus stalled when arrangers reworking lyrics can’t translate ‘bust a move to Jesus’ into Latin.
4. US Congress – Has not actually declared war – their responsibility under the Constitution – since June 5, 1942, when they decided to smack around evil Bulgaria, Hungary and Romania in War II…Every other war America has fought since has been a violation of the Constitution.
5. Fake News Roundup – With President Biden stubbornly more or less getting his facts straight, Presidential Fact Check – a 24/7 operation during Trump Administration – given week off…Click here for roundup of things some of us actually believed this week…From the AP.
Today At The Site
Writing worth reading. Usually.
Of course it’s Read Free Sunday. Enjoy today’s Diary entry with Sparrow’s compliments.
The Diary of a Nobody – Sparrow certainly got his rest this month. Today’s Diary.
…48.0 hours for the week and a whopping 49.0-hour per-week average for the month.
Whopping, but not a record and only the longest-tenured regular readers of this crap may – or they may not – recall the historic 51.5-hour weekly average of January 2019…Still tho, a heck of a month in the sack.
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On This Date
The long march to today.
In 2013 – Pope Benedict XVI’s resignation as head of the Catholic Church takes effect. Benedict had announced his retirement earlier in the month, citing “ a lack of strength of mind and body”. He had been elected pope in 2005, replacing John Paul II and was the first pope to resign since 1415. Benedict, now pope emeritus, still resides in the Vatican and his successor, Pope Francis, would be elected on March 13.
In 1960 – The United States wins its first Olympic ice hockey gold medal, defeating Czechoslovakia 9-4 in the final game of the medal round at the Squaw Valley Winter Games. The US finished the tournament 7-0, besting their previous best Olympic finishes of five silver medals. Canada took the silver medal and the Soviet Union earned the bronze medal and the tournament remains the only participation of Australia in Olympic ice hockey. They finished 0-6, getting outscored 87-10.
In 1976 – Waylon Jennings and Willie Nelson, billed as Waylon & Willie, are at #1 on Billboard’s country chart – then known as the Hot Country Singles chart – for the second of two consecutive weeks with Good Hearted Woman. Jennings and Nelson had written the song over a poker game in 1969 and Jennings – as a solo act – had first charted with the song in 1972, reaching #3 on the country chart. The song also peaked at #16 on Billboard’s Hot 100.
Some Philosophy Crap
The wisdom of the ages. Whatever.
Mackenzie was a good guy, but he was a guy after all, not an image on a stained glass window.
Answer To The Last Trivia Question
Knowledge is power.
Stephen Douglas defeated Abraham Lincoln in the 1858 Illinois US Senate election.
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Before Benedict XVI, Pope Gregory XII was the pope to resign, a time when there were other claimants to the papacy. By what name does History refer to this period? – Answer next time!
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