The Daily Dose/Sunday, March 31, 2019

The Daily Dose/March 31, 2019
By Gaylon Kent
America’s Funniest Guy

Leading Off
The headline – Trump Delivers Fiery Address, or something similar – caught our eye, so we watched part of it. It was part of his heralded ‘victory lap’ taken after the Mueller investigation concluded he did not collude with the Russians to win the presidency in 2016.

This was hardly a bulletin. We’ve long felt  Trump never wanted nor expected to win in the first place so it is was unlikely he colluded with anyone to do so. Something else we’ve thought about is if Trump had the character that belied his breaking the law the report would have been greeted with a yawn, presuming the investigation had happened in the first place.

We try to not to listen too much to the president: his only real talent – an aching need, really – is drawing attention to himself and he’s a blowhard and a blatherskite and, let’s be honest, not everything he says is true. You can disagree with the blowhard and blatherskite labels if you want, but even Trump’s most ardent supporters must yield the last point.

Anyway, Trump used the phrase “collusion delusion” in the speech and he said it in a manner that made him sound like an adolescent, sounding more like a class clown just exonerated after having been accused of throwing spitwads in class than the president of the United States.

Trump’s election was a surprise but his reelection should not be. It’s unlikely the GOP will revolt and not nominate Trump for reelection and the Democrats do not have a unifying candidate that transcends partisan labels and appeals to a broad spectrum of Americans and if they do not produce one hold on to your hats, Trump will probably be reelected.

We deserve better than this, of course, but we are not going to get better until we start demanding it at the ballot box. As long as we keep electing lousy government we will keep getting lousy government.

Today At The Site
The Diary of a NobodyThe Wife makes some really good chicken and rice soup and Sparrow gets a jury duty summons. Today’s Diary.

Actually, secret recipe is somewhat of a misnomer because she really just uses whatever happens to be lying around the kitchen and today that happened to chicken and rice and potatoes and whatnot…Sometimes what’s lying around are bones from a recent steak dinner and she’ll put those to work, too and the cat better watch out if the cupboards are ever bare.

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On This Date
In 1966 – The Soviet Union launches Luna 10, another in a series of Soviet lunar missions that on April 3 would become the first spacecraft to orbit the moon. Though the Soviets never put cosmonauts on the moon, the Luna program remains one of mankind’s extraordinary achievements. In 1959 Luna 2 became the first spacecraft to reach the moon, by crashing into it and Luna 3 returned the pictures of the moon’s far side and earlier in 1966 Luna 9 had become the first spacecraft to land on the moon and take pictures. The Soviets lost contact with Luna 10 in May and while nobody knows for certain, it is thought to have ultimately crashed into the moon’s surface.

In 1990 – Joe Sakic of the Quebec Nordiques has a goal, his 38th of the season, in a 3-2 loss to the Hartford Whalers. It is Sakic’s 100th point of the season and establishes two NHL marks: at 20 years, 8 months and 25 days Sakic is the youngest player to tally 100 points in a season and he is the first to do for a last-place team.

In 1973 – Killing Me Softly With His Song by Roberta Flack is at #1 on Billboard’s Hot 100 for its fifth and final non-consecutive week. The song also went to #1 in Canada and Australia, peaked at #2 on Billboard’s soul chart and was Billboard’s third biggest hit of 1973. It was the second of three #1s for Flack and earned her Grammy awards for Record of the Year and Best Pop Vocal by a Female.

If the trumpet gives an uncertain sound, who shall prepare himself for the battle.
I Corinthians 14:8

Answer To The Last Trivia Question
The first Special Olympics were held in Chicago in 1968.

Today’s Stumper
The Quebec Nordiques and the Hartford Whalers are no longer in the NHL. What happened to them? – Answer next time!

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