The Daily Dose/Friday, March 29, 2019

The Daily Dose/March 29, 2019
By Gaylon Kent
America’s Funniest Guy

Leading Off
One of the more interesting elements of the release of the Mueller investigation’s report are the reactions to it. They fell along the same partisan lines that everything else in this country falls nowadays.

Republicans, perhaps more relieved than anything, were exultant. Democrats were angry and are demanding to see the entire report, not an unreasonable request. We’d like to see it, too, just for funsies, because we are informed citizens.

The only aspect of this imbroglio that transcends party lines is that nobody dismissed the prospect of collusion by Trump out of hand. Let’s be honest: we all thought it was possible because he is a man that pays off porn stars he’s had an affair with.

Republicans were holding their breath, secretly wondering how bad the damage was going to be, while Democrats were wringing their hands and drooling in anticipation of running Trump out of office. Nobody, anywhere, was saying “gee, there is no way Donald Trump is capable of something like this”.

While we would not have put collusion past Trump, we weren’t particularly surprised he wasn’t indicted for something. We’ve always thought Trump never wanted to win in the first place, that he only announced for the GOP nomination to utilize his only real talent: drawing attention to himself and it was unlikely he would resort to collusion to win.

Today At The Site
The Diary of a NobodyIt’s a busy day at The Shire with plants being repotted and leaves from last fall finally being raked up and The Wife is doing some babysitting, too. Today’s Diary. 

1210 – The Wife is raking and I am putting leaves in our new wheelbarrow and Jerome is digging thru the dirt near a tree and finds a worm…He’s excited by this and shows it off to us:

Me: Eat the worm!
The Wife: Don’t eat the worm!

Jerome actually appears to consider the matter for a while, before deciding to spare the worm’s life.

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On This Date
In 1999 – The Dow Jones Industrial Average closes at 10,006.78, its first-ever close above the 10,000
mark. It would fall below 10,000 again on October 6, 2008, and last closed below 10,000 on November 4, 2009. Thursday the Dow closed at 25,717.68, up 91.87.

In 1998 – The Tennessee Volunteers defeat the Louisiana Tech Lady Techsters 93-75 in Kansas City to win their third consecutive NCAA Division I women’s basketball national championship. Coached by Pat Summit, the Volunteers finished the season 39-0 and this was their sixth of eight national titles.

In 1980 – Pink Floyd is at #1 on Billboard’s Hot 100 for the second of four consecutive weeks with Another Brick in the Wall (Part II).  The song also went to #1 in 14 other countries, including Great Britain and Israel, and was Billboard’s second biggest hit of 1970 behind Blondie’s Call Me. It was Pink Floyd’s second and final Billboard Top 40 hit and remains their only #1 song.

The man who can drive himself further once the effort gets painful is the man who will win.
Roger Bannister

Answer To The Last Trivia Question
The Seattle Metropolitans of the Pacific Coast Hockey Association were the first American team to win the Stanley Cup. In 1917 they defeated the Montreal Canadiens of the National Hockey Association three games to one.

Today’s Stumper
The Dow Jones Industrial Average is the second-oldest US market index. Which is the oldest? – Answer next time!

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