The Daily Dose/January 15, 2019

The Daily Dose/January 15, 2019
By Gaylon Kent
America’s Funniest Guy

Leading Off
We have talked about this from time to time here:

Why is the GOP still around? They are not doing anyone any good.  

For the first two years of the Trump Administration, they gave a clinic in How Not To Govern With Control of the White House and Congress. They had a golden opportunity to do some good for our country and they passed on this opportunity, the partisan and fractured state of our country gripping the Republicans, too. Perhaps they could have done less had they tried but we don’t know. They did have a tax cut that wasn’t too bad, but didn’t really go half as far as our taxed ravaged country was entitled to. They accomplished nothing else.

The Republicans have not produced a decent elected president since Eisenhower: Nixon was a crook. Reagan was the most managed president in history. George Bush was a decent man but was unable to parlay the Gulf War into a second term. His son lied to get us into war. Ford, of course, was not elected president and did well under circumstances the Son of Man would have found challenging.

Trump is petty, manipulative and vindictive, a 72-year-old child whose only real talent is drawing attention to himself, offering his party and his country nothing more than petulance and intransigence.

And Republicans are taking it!

From Congress to state capitols to governor’s mansions to Main Street, Republicans are shuffling around with their hands in their pockets accepting this. Collectively they are not revolting, not saying enough, not demanding better. It is time for them to disappear.

Today At The Site
The Diary of a Nobody
Sparrow takes more water impurities readings at the hotel, plus there are two tedious phone calls at the retailer to endure.

Later, this guy called me, more or less to have a captive audience for his whining…There was nothing I could do for him…It started when he asked what our price was on some beard oil, a request we don’t get half as often as you might think…I go find it and tell him it’s $7.22…Then he goes off about he is having problems with some retailer dot com orders he’s placed…He’s having trouble getting them picked up. 

It was one of those one-sided conversations you cannot get out of because there is no opportunity…And even if you did find a spot to chime in what were you going to say, you’re an idiot, stop talking to me???

The Bottom Ten/NFL FinalBetter late than never, it’s the final NFL Bottom Ten of the season culminating, as usual, with the awarding of The Dan Henning Trophy, symbolic of NFL Bottom supremacy.

10. Cincinnati Bengals (6-10; lost to ) – Six (6) win teams in final B-10 survey rare, but B-10 pollsters wanted to send shout out to ousted head coach Marvin Lewis who in 16 years produced as many playoff wins (0) as B-10 titles (0), going down in history as probably worst coach never to win B-10 title..Next Loss: 2019

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On This Date
In 1559 – Elizabeth I is crowned Queen of England in Westminster Abbey. Elizabeth I had ascended the throne the previous November upon the death of her predecessor Mary I and would reign for 44 years and 127 days, the ninth-longest reign by a British monarch. History refers to her reign as the Elizabethan Era. 

In 1997 – The Seattle SuperSonics establish a new NBA record for Most Steals in an NBA Game and ties the record for Most Steals in a Quarter, taking the ball away from the Toronto Raptors 27 times total and eleven times in one quarter, though the NBA record book declines to name the quarter. The Sonics won the game 122-78 and both records still stand. The Raptors added 12 steals and the combined total of 39 was the second-highest total in NBA history.

In 1972 – Don McLean is at #1 on Billboard’s Hot 100 for the first of four consecutive weeks with American Pie. The song also went to #1 in Canada, Australia, and New Zealand and spent three weeks in the runner-up spot in Great Britain. American Pie was Billboard’s third biggest song of 1972. While McLean has generally avoided answering questions about the song’s lyrics, in 2015 the lyrics and original notes for the song were auctioned off for $1.2 million. At 8 minutes and 33 seconds and was the longest song to hit the Hot 100 up to that time, and American Pie remains the longest #1 song of the Rock Era.

…[The Romans] decided that to eat state corn in the city was better than to sweat on the land…Sloth combined with superstition…Wealth mounted, but did not spread.
Will Durant
The Story of Civilization, Vol. III: Caesar and Christ 

Answer To The Last Trivia Question
The Americans who signed the Treaty of Paris ending the American Revolution were Benjamin Franklin, John Jay and John Adams.

Today’s Stumper
Who were the parents of Elizabeth I? –Answer next time!

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