The Daily Dose/October 17, 2018

The Daily Dose/October 17, 2018
By Gaylon Kent
America’s Funniest Guy

In The News
This whole imbroglio involving Senator Elizabeth Warren’s Indian heritage is silly. Good gravy, who really cares if you are .00004386 percent Indian? I don’t. The Indians don’t and, in fact, seem to resent it and we wouldn’t die of shock if Warren didn’t particularly care, either.

For Warren to trot this out is offensive to Indians and insulting to us. You can’t claim a cultural heritage, particularly American Indian, if you are not an active participant in the culture. And Warren isn’t. She is unable to provide an ancestor who was on a tribal roll, criteria many Indian tribes use to determine ancestry, and, of course, she is not a member of a tribe herself. 

We have personal experience in this matter: half our blood is Mexican (the rest is English and German) and while we do enjoy the occasional chorizo burrito we don’t identify as a Mexican-American – or a European-American, for that matter – because we are American. We’ve long felt that hyphenating our American experience is insulting and degrading to those obliged to do so.

As we say from time to time here, and often on the campaign trail, we get the government we elect. We deserve better than senators pandering like this, but we are not going to receive better until we demand at the ballot box.

Editor’s Note: Gaylon is the Libertarian Party’s nominee for Congress from Colorado’s 3rd District. Click here to visit the Gaylon For Congress Facebook page. 

Today at the Site
Sparrow talks to a voter who called him on the phone on today’s edition of The Diary of a Nobody, plus it is a very slow night at the retailer.

evidently they were slammed during the day because there were a lot of returns that had to go back and Deya took care of those because Deya doesn’t like standing around doing nothing and that, of course, is my only real talent.

The Thought for the Day will return and The Bottom Ten/NFL Week 8 will move tomorrow.

On This Date
In 1346 – The English defeat the Scots at the Battle of Neville’s Cross in northeast England during the Second War of Scottish Independence. Scottish King David II was taken prisoner and would be held by the English for eleven years, before Scottish nobles and parliament decided to ransom him. David II would reign until his death in 1371.

In 1860 – The first Open Championship, what we here in the colonies know as the British Open, is played at Prestwick in Scotland. Eight professionals played three rounds on the twelve hole course, with Willie Park, Sr of Scotland holing a 30-foot putt on the 36th hole to win by two strokes over Tom Morris, Sr. Park would win the Open Championship three more times, in   1863, 1866 and 1875. Prestwick hosted the first eleven Opens and 24 overall, the last in 1925.

In 1964 – Do Wah Diddy Diddy by Manfred Mann is #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 for the first of two weeks. The song also went to #1 in their native Great Britain as well as Sweden and Canada. It was their only #1 in the US, though the group had two other #1 songs in Britain. In 1976 Manfred Mann’s Earth Band hit #1 with Blinded by the Light. 

Answer To The Last Trivia Question
Martin Bormann and Hermann Goring were the two Nazis convicted at the Nuremberg trials but not executed with the other ten. Bormann had been convicted in absentia and was actually already dead, and Goring had committed suicide a couple of hours before the executions commenced.

Today’s Stumper
Who was the first non-British player to win the British Open? – Answer next time!

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