The Daily Dose/Wednesday, September 26, 2018

The Daily Dose/September 26, 2018
By Gaylon Kent
America’s Funniest Guy

In The News
Fabulous. Now America is being laughed at.

President Trump – President Trump! – earned laughs from the rest of the world during his monologue at the United Nations Tuesday when he said he had accomplished more in less than two years as president than almost any other administration in history.

The remark was met with the laughter, albeit polite laughter, it deserved.

Look, we appreciate confidence as much as the next guy, and Lord knows we believe false modesty is for those who have nothing to be modest about, but our president’s hold on reality, never greater than tenuous, has deserted him. We thought his petty and vindictive behavior after Senator John McCain’s death did well to define his Administration, but this might top it.

Good gravy, has any president that had his own party in power in Congress accomplished less? No, we don’t think so. Paced by Trump, the GOP has shown nothing more than a complete and utter inability to govern. A year-and-a-half into what should be a GOP triumph that has the Democrats all put packing it in, they have only a modest tax cut to show for their efforts.

Trump is America’s third consecutive administration that will accomplish nothing. Our perpetual wars and mindless spending continues.

Today at the Site
Sparrow spends some quality time with the cat in the morning before pulling a fairly easy swing shift at the hotel om today’s edition of The Diary of a Nobody.

I also made myself useful as a husband…I did the dishes and put them away…Actually, I put the dishes away, washed the dirty ones, then put those away…I folded all the clothes – and there were a couple of loads on the couch – and put those away, and even picked up The Wife’s clothes and got those in the washer before heading out

The Bottom Ten/NFL Week 5 moves today, too, as the cream starts to rise as only three (3) unvictoried teams remain in the quest for The Dan Henning Trophy – symbolic of NFL Bottom Ten supremacy.

6. Tennessee at Jacksonville – Regional fan(s) thrilled by easy nominee for B-10 Game of the Year honors…Fans chanting “At least we had a winner” as 9-6 Titan victory actually makes 29-29 ties seem exciting by comparison…Every possession resulted in some sort of kick, except final Jaguars drive, which resulted in a fumble.

The Thought for the Day is a repeat from January of this year, a quote from Ding-Ming Dao excellent book 365 Tao. 

On This Date
In 1960 – Vice President Richard Nixon and United States Senator John F Kennedy meet in the first televised debate between US presidential candidates. History generally regards this debate as a turning point in the election. Kennedy looked better on television than Nixon did – Nixon, for example, declined makeup – and Kennedy went from a slight deficit to a slight lead in most polls and would, of course, defeat Nixon in the election.

In 1981 – Nolan Ryan of the Houston Astros pitches his fifth no-hitter, breaking the major league record that had been held by Sandy Koufax. Ryan struck out eleven and walked three as the Astros defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers 5-0. It was Ryan’s first no-hitter since 1975 and he would retire with seven no-hitters, still the major league record.

In 1960 – Connie Francis is at #1 for the first time with My Heart Has a Mind of Its Own. The song would spend two weeks at #1 and was the first of two #1 hits for Francis. Born Concetta Franconero, Francis changed her last name at the suggestion of the producers of a TV show she was rehearsing for.

Answer To The Last Trivia Question
The major league records for the youngest and oldest players to hit 50 home runs in a season are held by Prince Fielder (23) and Barry Bonds (37).

Today’s Stumper
Who was the moderator and who were the panelists for the first Nixon/Kennedy debate? – Answer next time!

Click here to take advantage of our special lifetime subscription offer.


Share Gaylon! Go!
This entry was posted in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *