The Daily Dose/Sunday, May 12, 2019

The Daily Dose/May 12, 2019
By Gaylon Kent
America’s Funniest Guy

The Sunday Bottom V
Celebrating the worst of the week that was:

  1. US Tariffs – Like most everything else President Trump says, claim latest round of China tariffs “go directly to the Treasury of the U.S.” as true as saying sun rises in the north…Tariffs are paid by the American company that imports Chinese goods…Sunday Bottom V pollsters “pretty sure” you are surprised by this. 
  2. Horse RacingSport that developed first electronic meddling in sports – the photo finish – finally has Kentucky Derby decided with instant replay, resulting in first winner ever by DQ…A day at the track could become thing of the past, as horses dying left and right at Santa Anita, more legalized gambling in America, threaten sport’s future.
  3. US Tariffs II– Since tariffs are paid for by US companies who pass the cost on to us consumers, tariffs are really nothing more than a tax on you and me, we the people…Sunday Bottom V pollsters “pretty sure” we deserve better than this. 
  4. 2020 – Between president who either ignores or doesn’t know facts, perpetual war and mindless spending, elected officials who only produce fractured, partisan, bickering government, America has work to do Election Day 2020. 
  5. US Drone StrikesThough US laying low recently in Afghanistan, Somalia, Yemen, 978 deaths in 2019 nothing to sneeze at as Special Olympians in Pentagon issuing high fives as almost 99 percent of deaths militant adults…Sunday Bottom V pollsters “pretty sure” drone strikes an act of war despite fact US hasn’t declared war on anyone since deciding to smack around Bulgaria, Hungary, Romania in World War II
    Source: Bureau of Investigative Journalism. Death totals are minimums taken from estimated range.

Today At The Site
The Diary of a Nobody
Sparrow sells a couple bottles of premium water at the start of his shift and The Wife packs for her road trip. Today’s Diary.

(I seldom see anybody in management at the hotel…The salesman that sold The Wife her new car knows GM Barbara and asked how I liked working for her and I had to say I had no idea because I’ve literally seen her two or three times in my life and one of those times was when I was working at the retailer.)

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

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On This Date
In 1551 – The National University of Lima is established by Holy Roman Emperor Charles V. Though not the first university in the New World – the Autonomous University of Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic was established in 1538 – it remains the oldest continuously operating university in the Americas. It is now known as the National University of San Marcos.

In 1962 – The expansion New York Mets become the first team in major league history to win both games of a doubleheader with home runs in their final at-bat, defeating the Milwaukee Braves 3-2 and 8-7. Craig Anderson was the winning pitcher in both games, the final two wins of his major league career. Anderson would go 0-16 the rest of 1964, plus 0-2 in 1965 and 0-1 in 1966. The Mets finished 1962 with a 40-120 record and the doubleheader sweep represented five percent of their wins that year.

In 1984 – Hello by Lionel Ritchie is at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 for the second and final week. The song went to #1 in eight other countries including Great Britain, where it spent six weeks at #1. The song was also in its second of three weeks at #1 on Billboard’s soul chart and was Billboard’s seventh biggest hit of the year. It was Ritchie’s fourth of five #1 songs as a solo act on both the Hot 100 and soul chart.

Quotebook
They stir up a soul from its depths, and rouse, as with trumpet call, courage, energy, and enthusiasm, where before was only the blackness of despair.
Harriet Beecher Stowe
Uncle Tom’s Cabin

Answer To The Last Trivia Question
Josef Mengele was the other Nazi Israeli agents were looking for in Argentina when they captured Adolf Eichmann.

Today’s Stumper
How many #1 songs was Lionel Ritchie a part of as a member of the Commodores? – Answer next time!

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