The Daily Dose/Saturday, August 18, 2018

The Daily Dose/August 18, 2018
By Gaylon Kent
America’s Funniest Guy

In The News
Why the Republican Party is still around is beyond me. It has not produced a decent elected president since Eisenhower. Let’s take a look, and we are mindful that Gerald Ford was not elected and did well under circumstances the Son of Man would have found challenging.

Nixon was a crook. Reagan had his talents, but he was the most managed president in history, a precedent still being felt. The first President Bush tried, but couldn’t earn a second term. His son lied to get us into war. President Trump is as embarrassing a president as he was a candidate and his only real talent is drawing attention to himself.

Blessed with control of both Congress and the White House, the GOP has shown themselves utterly unable to govern, their only substantive act a tax cut that meant well but didn’t go half far as it could have. A business presenting this litany of failure to the public would have been out of business long ago.

The GOP is not doing anyone any good. They should just go away.

Today At The Site
A busy day for Sparrow on The Diary of a Nobody, as he not only does the lawn but Sparrow For Congress goes live, too. Sparrow also has news from the yard, including the latest from the rhubarb plant and an exciting new wasp’s nest. Or maybe it’s a hornet’s nest. Sparrow, of course, isn’t entirely sure. 

Louis L’Amour, a regular contributor, has The Thought for the Day. Today’s passage is from his novel The Lonesome Gods and discusses us humans facing ourselves every day.

On This Date
In 1920 – The Nineteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution, granting women the right to vote, becomes law when Tennessee becomes the 36th state to ratify it. The amendment had been first proposed in Congress in 1878, though it was not sent to the several states for ratification until June 1919.

In 1973 – Henry Aaron of the Atlanta Braves homers in the 8th inning of a 3-1 victory over the Montreal Expos, his 1,378th extra-base hit, breaking the major league (ML) and National League (NL) records that had been held by Stan Musial. Aaron would retire with 1,477 extra-base hits, still the ML record and he still holds the NL record with 1,429 extra-base hits.

In 1973 -Diana Ross is at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with Touch Me in the Morning, its only week at the top. It was her second #1 hit as a solo act, and her 14th time at #1, counting her 12 #1s with the Supremes. To date, Ross has had six #1 solo hits.

Answer To The Last Trivia Question
The most medals won at one Olympics without winning a gold medal is five. It’s been done twice, first by American William Merz, who won a silver medal and three bronze medals in gymnastics and a bronze medal in track and field in St Louis in 1904. In 1992 American gymnast Shannon Miller won two silver medals and three bronze medals.

Today’s Stumper
Which was the last state to ratify the Nineteenth Amendment? – Answer next time!

Shameless Plugs
Backstairs at the Monte Carlo: A Vegas Memoir!: Clock in with the graveyard crew at the Monte Carlo Security Department on the glamorous Las Vegas Strip. You’ll meet drunks, reprobates and scoundrels, and those are just the officers! The funniest Vegas memoir ever! Promise!

The Regular Guys: Meet Lenny and Larry, two comedians who team up more or less out of desperation and become the biggest in show business. As funny as you would expect from Gaylon, and poignant, too.

Click here to read previews of both!


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