The Daily Dose/Sunday September 22, 2019

The Daily Dose/September 22, 2019
By Gaylon Kent
America’s Funniest Guy

The Sunday Bottom 5
The very best of the very worst of the week that was…

1. Whistleblower Scandal President Trump hails it as false news of course and, Trump being Trump, the details are essentially meaningless…As long as Trump is in office all that matters to him is drawing as much attention to himself as possible…Next year you and me – we the people – can continue to tolerate this or we can make some changes. 

2. Sports In America I Despite continued historic home run/strikeout figures, attendance dropping for fourth consecutive year and it would be eight straight years except for 2015, when attendance was up four (4) fans per game. 

3. Sports In America II Decline in high school football participation continues and while it won’t happen tomorrow, America a generation or so away from a time when there won’t be enough good athletes playing football to stock major college, professional teams. 

4. United Auto Workers/General Motors Strike Either Sunday Bottom 5 pollsters aren’t paying attention, this is the first big strike in America in a while, as union with declining membership wants bigger share of GM record profits…While Democrats bring donuts to picket lines, GOP prefers to keep quiet. 

5. President Trump Fact CheckClick here for a recap of the latest misinformation from a president and his administration either unwilling or unable to get his facts straight.

Today At The Site

Read Free Fortnight continues. Enjoy The Diary with our compliments:

The Diary of a NobodySparrow’s new uniform shirt at the hotel is in. Today’s Diary. 

Thing is, it’s a Large and not my usual 2x…God bless the manufacturers…I’d heard over the years that women’s clothiers have long marked labels down a size or two – “Oh look, madam is down to a 17!” – and it is nice to see us gents getting the same treatment.

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

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On This Date
In 1979 – An American satellite designed to detect nuclear explosions records two bright flashes near Prince Edward Island in the South Atlantic Ocean. Though the exact cause of the flashes are either unknown or unreleased, the flashes are characteristic of other nuclear tests observed by the satellite and a common theory remains it was a joint nuclear test between Israel and South Africa. Prince Edward Island is located about halfway between Africa and Antarctica and has been administered by South Africa since its annexation in the 1940s. 

In 1927 – Heavyweight champion Gene Tunney retains his title with a unanimous decision over former champion Jack Dempsey at Soldier Field in Chicago. The fight is known to History as the Long Count Fight because after knocking Tunney down in the seventh round, Dempsey did not immediately flee to a neutral corner, and video of the fight shows Tunney was down for three seconds before the referee started his count. Tunney would get up at the count of nine. Tunney would later say he had picked the count up at two and could have gotten up at any time. 

In 1984 – John Waite is at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 for the only week with Missing You. It was Waite’s first chart single as a solo act and the first of three Top 40 hits. The song also went to #1 in Canada and peaked at #27 on Billboard’s Dance/Disco chart and was Billboard’s 11th biggest song of the year. Waite, who had previously charted twice as a member of the Babys, would later return to #1 in 1989 as lead singer of the group Bad English (When I See You Smile). 

In nature there is no alienation. Everything belongs.
Deng Ming-Dao|
365 Tao

Answer To The Last Trivia Question
Merle Haggard’s biggest hit on the Billboard Hot 100 was If We Make It Through Decemeber which hit #28 in 1974.

Today’s Stumper
Who did Gene Tunney originally win the heavyweight title from? – Answer next time!


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