The Daily Dose/Sunday, November 25, 2018

The Daily Dose/November 25, 2018
By Gaylon Kent
America’s Funniest Guy

In The News: Jamal Khashoggi is still dead.
The Saudi’s latest efforts to legitimize the murder of one of their citizens consisted of trotting out Prince Turki al-Faisal, a former ambassador to both the US and Great Britain, for an interview with the Associated Press. His basic message was, look, despite our contradictory statements and denials no one, including us, really believe, you are going to have to deal with Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman for a long time. The only thing remotely resembling contrition was this:

It’s not something that should not be faced. And we do face it,

No, you’re not facing your complicity in Khashoggi’s murder. If you were facing it, the culprits would be held accountable. They’re not, nor, honestly, is there any reasonable expectation they will be. You are stonewalling and brazening your way through it, so far with admirable results, including two big thumbs up from the government of the United States.

You know, it’s hardly a surprise a crown prince authorized a precautionary murder; they’ve been going on for only slightly less time than there have been crown princes. And it’s not as if President Trump’s official sanctioning of it is a bulletin, either. He has overseen American drone strikes in Afghanistan, Yemen and Somalia that have killed over a thousand citizens of countries we are not at war with so far in 2018. In fairness to the Special Olympians at the Pentagon, however, only eight percent of the deaths have been civilians, with only a couple of dozen children killed. – Source: Bureau of Investigative Journalism 

The real bulletin is that collectively you and me, we the people of the United States, have accepted our government accepting it. Sure, some columnists like us are still whining about it. Turkey is still putting up a valiant effort. Some in Congress are making noises but there is not sustained opposition from anyone whose whining would mean anything.

There should be sustained and loud opposition to America’s sanctioning of Khashoggi’s murder. We will be the lesser for it until there is.

Today at the Site
The Diary of a Nobody
: There’s a new microwave at Hotel B, Sparrow shovels the driveway for the first time this season, and Sparrow finally finds out what Flarp Noise Putty is.

Gone is that low-wattage cheapo that a family of refugees would have scorned and in is a sleek, new, professional grade machine that could probably hold a giraffe…

The Thought for the Day will return.

On This Date
In 1952 – The Mousetrap, a play by Agatha Christie, opens at the Ambassadors Theatre in London. 66 years later it is still running, the longest running play in human history. The play traditionally changes its entire cast every year, and the murder mystery play has what in the trade is known as a twist ending, with a tradition of audience members not revealing the ending.

1976 – O.J. Simpson of the Buffalo Bills establishes a new NFL record for Most Rushing Yards in a Game, slashing his way through the Detroit Lions defense for 273 yards in a 27-14 loss. The record would be broken the following year by Walter Payton (275 yards) and is now held by Adrian Peterson, then of the Minnesota Vikings, who rushed for 296 yards in a 2007 game.

In 1950 – Harbor Lights by Sammy Kaye and His Orchestra is at #1 on Billboard’s Best Sellers in Stores chart, one of several charts that predated the Hot 100. Kaye was a rather famous bandleader of the era, and the vocals on the song were sung by Tony Alamo and the Kaydets. Harbor Lights, Kaye’s only Billboard #1 song, was also in the second week of a four-week stint at #1 on Billboard’s Most Played in Jukeboxes chart.

Answer To The Last Trivia Question
The NBA player with the most rebounds in an NBA game played this century is Kevin Love, then of the Minnesota Timberwolves, who had 31 rebounds on November 12, 2o10.

Today’s Stumper
What is the longest-running play in Broadway history? – Answer Next Time!

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