The Daily Dose/Wednesday, September 18, 2019

The Daily Dose/September 18, 2019
By Gaylon Kent
America’s Funniest Guy

Leading Off
Notes from around our human experience…

HERE WE GO AGAIN: For the fifth time, the United States House of Representatives has opened impeachment proceedings against a president of the United States, starting hearings to see if there is sufficient evidence to impeach President Donald Trump. 

As they should. There is enough evidence to justify initial proceedings. 

FunFact: The previous four presidents to have impeachment proceedings started against them were James Buchanan, Andrew Johnson, Richard Nixon and Bill Clinton. Buchanon was not impeached, Johnson and Clinton were, though were both acquitted following trials by the Senate, while Nixon, a rascal to the end, resigned before the House could get their mitts on him. 

Fly In The Ointment: We wish the House luck. The White House will prevaricate and obfuscate as long as we the people allow them too, and as long as the GOP remains on board the Trump bandwagon, it’s not likely anything of substance will come of this because President Trump continues to command the loyalty history has shown rich bullies typically earn, a loyalty that’s as impressive as it is inexplicable. 

Stop Us If You Heard This Before: He does not have a long-term vision for himself, much less our country and his only real talent, on full display since he announced his candidacy for the White House, remains drawing attention to himself. 

Get Your Official Daily Dose Policy Right Here: Whether there’s enough evidence to impeach and put the president on trial in the Senate isn’t clear, but we the people are entitled to find out. 

Today At The Site
The Diary of a NobodySparrow gets big laffs at the hotel with one of his best lines. Today’s Diary. 

Like all the great ones, I’ve got my classic lines, of course, and this morning we had several people getting early starts to their days and checking out…It allowed me to use, several times, of my all-time fave lines – and probably one of yours, too…It’s a line I came up with – came up with, not stole – during the days at Hotels A and B: 

“I’d like to checkout.”
“Certainly…Departures are allowed today.”

The great part is you can use this multiple times and it never gets old because you have a fresh audience with every checkout. There might come a time when ol’ Sparrow gets tired of it, tho that happening is subject to an awful lot of doubt. 

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

The Bottom Ten/NFL Week 4: It’s full speed ahead in the race for The Dan Henning Trophy – symbolic of NFL Bottom Ten supremacy. Good thing the Jets and Dolphins play each other twice, there might have been two (2) 0-16 teams this year. 

Jets only thing keeping B-10 pollsters from awarding Dolphins Dan Henning Trophy right now, as Jets already down to 5th-string quarterback…

Bengals fan(s) cautiously optimistic this could be year team finally sheds worst-team-never-to-win-Bottom-Ten moniker…

Owner Genghis Khan, content with first 0-2 start in three (3) years, shows mellow side by allowing team extra rice ball on flight home

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On This Date
In 1850 – President Millard Fillmore signs the Fugitive Slave Act, after Congress had passed it earlier in the day. It required all escaped slaves to be returned to their masters and was part of the Compromise of 1850, which delayed the Civil War a few years. The Act was resisted in the North, where it was often ignored and juries nullified the law by acquiting those accused of violating it. In 1862 Congress passed a law forbidding Union troops from returning former slaves, and the Act was officially repealed in 1864. 

In 1963 – The Polo Grounds in New York City hosts its final major league baseball game as the Philadelphia Phillies defeat the New York Mets 5-1 in front of 1,572 fans. Between hosting the Mets, the New York Giants and the New York Yankees, the Polo Grounds hosted 4,490 regular season games. The Mets would move into Shea Stadium the following season and now play their home games at Citi Field. It was demolished in 1964 and the site is now occupied by some public housing. 

In 1976 – Play That Funky Music by Wild Cherry is at #1 on Billboard’s Hot 100 for the first of three consecutive weeks. It was the groups first and only Top 40 hit, though four later singles hit the Hot 100. Earlier, the song had spent two weeks at #1 on Billboard’s soul chart and was Billboard’s 5th biggest hit of the year. The song returned to the Top 10 in 1990 when it was released by Vanilla Ice.

Be a listener only, keep within yourself and endeavor to establish with yourself the habit of silence, especially in politics.
Thomas Jefferson

Answer To The Last Trivia Question
The United States Constitution has been amended 27 times over the years.

Today’s Stumper
How many seasons did the New York Yankees play at the Polo Grounds? – Answer next time!


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