The Daily Dose/Wednesday, March 27, 2024

The Daily Dose/March 27, 2024
By Gaylon Kent – America’s Funniest Guy™

Leading Off
Notes from around the human experience.

GAYLON FOR CONGRESS…VOTE EARLY, VOTE OFTEN: Like a druggie that can’t stay away, we are back on a general election ballot, having secured the Colorado Libertarian Party’s nomination for Congress from the 2nd District. It will be our fourth time on a general election ballot, having been the Libertarian nominee for the US Senate in 2014 and the House in 2016 and 2018. As usual, we are known as the Peace Candidate. 

The Peace Candidate: We were first called the Peace Candidate in 2014 when robocalls some malcontents sent out in the middle of the night used that term to describe me. It’s true, too:

We are against the US fighting any war that has not been declared by Congress, as mandated in Article One, Section Eight of the Constitution. 

USA! USA!: You should be, too. America has been at war every day for 35 years, most days since Pearl Harbor, and for 206 of the 249 years since Lexington and Concord heralded the start of the American Revolution in 1775. America was born in war, came of age in war, and took the world stage in war.

Dry, Technical Matter: Eventually it will catch up with us. No nation has survived perpetual war and America will not be the first.  I feel we have until this half-century is out to make peace with ourselves and the world before this nation collapses and America is tossed aside the scrap heap of History. We don’t want that anymore than you do, and we are running to prevent that.

The Bottom Line: Friends, Congress hasn’t declared war since 1942. It has authorized them and passed resolutions agreeing to pay for them, but the Constitution doesn’t specify authorizations or resolutions, and it certainly doesn’t say we can go to war at the whim of presidents and NATO. Perpetual war will eventually destroy America. 

Today At The Site
Writing worth reading. Usually. 

The Diary of a Nobody – Sparrow notes the weekly Coke order is rather small. Today’s Diary.

DAMN THE END OF MONTH ECONOMIES!!!…WE NEED THINGS, DAMMIT!!!

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On This Date
Extra, extra, read all about it. 

In 1866 – President Andrew Johnson vetoes the Civil Rights Act of 1866, which gave citizenship to everyone born in the US, regardless of race, color, or “previous condition of servitude”. In April, Congress would override the veto, making the bill law. Johnson’s veto message had said, in part, that the bill provided “safeguards which go indefinitely beyond any that the General Government has ever provided for the white race”.

In 1942 – Joe Louis retains the world heavyweight boxing title with a 6th-round TKO of Abe Simon at Madison Square Garden in New York City. It was the 21st title defense for Louis and was the second final title fight for Simon, who had lost to Louis the year before. Louis was in the Army then, received no purse for the bout, and this was the last heavyweight title fight until November 1944. Louis would retain the title five more times before losing it to Ezzard Charles in 1950. 

In 2004 – Usher featuring Lil’ Jon and Ludacris is at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 for the fifth of twelve consecutive weeks with Yeah! The song went to #1 in 13 other countries – including Switzerland, Norway, and Great Britain – was in its fourth of eight consecutive weeks at #1 on Billboard’s soul chart, was their #1 song of the year, and their 2nd-biggest hit of the decade. It was the fourth of nine #1 songs for Usher, remains the only #1 for Lil’ Jon, and was the second of five #1s for Ludacris. 

Some Philosophy Crap
The wisdom of the ages. Whatever.

But people think I’m an alarmist to be alarmed by what is so plain to see.
Gore Vidal
The Golden Age

Answer To The Last Trivia Question
Knowledge is power.

Bill Hayes starred in the NBC soap opera Days of Our Lives from 1970-2004. 

Today’s Stumper
Match wits with Gaylon. It’s not that hard.

Who did Joe Louis beat for the heavyweight title? – Answer next time!

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