The Daily Dose/January 27, 2019

The Daily Dose/January 27, 2019
By Gaylon Kent
America’s Funniest Guy

Leading Off: 
The good news is our American government is back up and running at full strength. The really good news is we can go through this all again next month because the agreement that re-opened the government only lasts until the middle of February.

We are certain that somewhere deep down those we’ve elected know they are not serving their country well, that they know the government they are providing is a partisan, fractured and bickering mess, utterly incapable of doing anything of substance. But the indifference of you and me – we the people – has completely changed their job description from governing to achieving and consolidating power.

They have no reason to provide good government because we are not demanding it. We are going to reelect them anyway because America long ago stopped holding its elected leaders accountable. We are content to take whatever our government wants to give us: perpetual war, fiscal insanity, shutdowns that make little sense or produce little good.

This shutdown was our fault and the next one will be, too. We are tolerating all of this and we will always get the government we deserve. When we tolerate substandard we will get substandard. When we start demanding better, we will receive better.

Today At The Site
The Diary of a Nobody: Brandon stays late, which throws Sparrow off a little bit,  while later in the morning some dimwit who locked himself out of his truck almost gasses the entire lobby.

The exhaust pipe was right near the door and while there are two doors the lobby was moderately busy and exhaust was streaming into the lobby at an alarming rate…I can’t have this…One, I might die, and two, guests might die…It went on for a few minutes, too, and I was starting to feel it…Crap, just what I need, gassed to death on the job…Eventually, he came back and pulled the truck away but the smell lingered well past the time I left.

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On This Date
In 1785 – The University of Georgia is founded, the first public university in the United States to be chartered by a state. Whether it is the oldest public university in the country is subject to some debate because it not begin holding classes until 1801, while the University of North Carolina, chartered later, in 1789, began holding classes in 1795. The College of William and Mary is older than all them, but it was a private college from its founding in 1693 until 1906.

In 1973 – The UCLA Bruins defeat the Notre Dame Fighting Irish 82-63, establishing a new NCAA record for Most Consecutive Wins with 61. The streak had begun on January 30, 1971, with a win over UC-Santa Barbara and would end the following year at 88 with a loss to Notre Dame. The old record had been held by the University of San Francisco, which had won 60 consecutive games from 1954-56.

In 1962 – Joey Dee and the Starliters are at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 Peppermint Twist – Part 1. The song would spend three weeks at #1, further popularizing the Twist dance craze started by Chubby Checker’s #1 hit The Twist. The song took its name from the Peppermint Lounge where the Starliters regularly performed. While not a complete one-hit wonder – follow-up did hit #6 – Peppermint Twist – Part 1 remains Joey Dee and the Starliters only #1 song.

The American dream is not about money. It is about using your abilities and being the best you can be.
Congressman J.C. Watts
Republican National Convention

Answer To The Last Trivia Question
Ringo Starr has yet to have a #1 on the British charts as a solo act.

Today’s Stumper
Which team now holds the NCAA record for most wins by a basketball team? –Answer next time!

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