The Daily Dose/Saturday, September 21, 2019

The Daily Dose/September 21, 2019
By Gaylon Kent
America’s Funniest Guy

Leading Off
Notes from around our human experience…

HERE WE GO AGAIN: We are not entirely clear on all the details of the whistleblower affair, the latest scandal from the Trump Administration. And we are not going to do the seminal research on the matter for this item. We’ll wait and make our usual smart-ass comments after the fact, per standard Daily Dose policy. It is merely one more Trump fiasco in an administration loaded with them, something Trump, of course, does not have an exclusive on. Other administrations have had their messes, too. 

What is clear is President Trump still has trouble telling the truth. This from a tweet in which he, as usual, dismissed the matter as fake news: 

I would only do what is right anyway, and only do good for the USA!

ROTFLMAO: Oh, good gravy. There are two lies right there. Here’s the first: 

I would only do what is right anyway…

Well, maybe in a really big picture context where right is defined as not slitting someone’s throat on Main Street at high noon he would. Otherwise, this is false. His tariffs are a good example of this. 

Some Philosophy Crap: Nobody only does what is right. Most do only what is in their self-interest. Heck, we all do what is in our self-interest all of the time. I wrote this because it was in my self-interest to do so. If I didn’t I would have been wishing I had and would not be of any use to anybody. 

Oh Yeah: Here’s the other lie in the tweet:

…and only do good for the USA!

Maybe He Should Change His First Name To Shecky: Trump has never done anything solely because he thinks it is in the best interest of the USA. The only reason President Trump does anything at all is because it will generate attention for himself. Nothing else matters to him and this is hardly the Upset of the Year because this has been on display since he announced his candidacy, which itself was done solely to draw attention to himself. 

He does whatever he wants whenever he wants to do it – which is part of his appeal, frankly – generally with little prior thought and without regard to protocol, tradition or standards of decency. He lacks a long term plan for himself so naturally he lacks a long-term plan for our country. 

USA! USA!: We elected it and we got it:  a president who admits to grabbing women, who believes the moon is part of Mars and that the Continental Army secured British airports during the Revolution. A president who has done nothing to end the perpetual war and mindless spending that will eventually destroy this country. A president that is bringing out the absolute worst in our country. We deserve better than this, of course, but we’re not going to get it until we demand it at the ballot box. 

Today At The Site
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The Diary of a NobodySparrow is certainly getting his rest this week. Today’s Diary. 

10.5 hours for the day and a whopping 46.5 hours for the week, the highest Friday total in the memory of man…Heck, Sleep Log fans keeping score at home know this is about an average weekly total and there is still the Saturday Sleep Session (SSN) left to go!!!

It’s Sparrow, an average man passing an average life.

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On This Date
In 1949 – The People’s Republic of China is established by Chinese Communist Party Chairman Mao Zedong. It replaced the Republic of China following the Chinese Civil War which had started in 1927 and ended with Republic of China leaders fleeing to Taiwan. Chairman Mao died in 1976 and the People’s Republic of China is now ruled by Communist Party Chairman Xi Jinping.

In 1952 – The Boston Braves play their final home game, an 8-2 loss to the Brooklyn Dodgers at Braves Field. A charter member of the National League the Braves, then informally known as the Red Caps, won the first game in National League history 6-5 over the Philadelphia Athletics on April 22, 1876. The Braves finished the 1952 season on the road, their final game before moving to Milwaukee a 5-5, 12-inning tie at Brooklyn on the 28th. Now the Atlanta Braves, they are, along with the Chicago Cubs, the only charter members of the National League still in the league. 

In 1968 – Merle Haggard and The Strangers are at #1 on Billboard’s country chart – then known as the Hot Country Singles chart – for the fourth and final week with Mama Tried. Haggard wrote the song which is about a guy sent to prison, a situation Haggard could relate to, having done time himself. It was the fifth of 38 #1 songs for Haggard on Billboard’s country chart, a figure only surpassed by Conway Twitty (40) and George Strait (44). 

That is always best which gives me to myself.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Harvard Divinity School address, 7/15/1838

Answer To The Last Trivia Question
President James Garfield was shot by Charles Guiteau, who was executed for the crime in 1882.

Today’s Stumper
What was Merle Haggard’s biggest hit on Billboard’s Hot 100? – Answer next time!


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