What’s the Frequency – July 27, 2017

Politics

Missouri Governor Eric Greitens takes the “liberal media” to task over his special session to end reproductive rights for women.

After leaving his taxpayer funded cancer treatment, Senator John McCain (R-AZ) flew to Washington, DC on a plane paid for by taxpayers, arriving just in time to cast an important vote to move forward the AHCA which will take health care away from at least 22 million taxpayers. And we paid him to do it.

45 did NOT want to talk about politics at the Boy Scout Jamboree.

Missouri Secretary of State says disenfranchising voters is no biggie.

Russian Sanctions Bill passes the House, expect a tweeter tantrum from our president.

Despite his statements proclaiming himself to be a friend to LGBT+, our Tangerine Demagogue plans to exclude transgendered people from service due to concerns about cost. Further analysis shows that the amount of money the military would spend on medical care for transgendered service people would still be far less than they spend on Viagra.

Kansas Governor Sam Brownback tapped by POTUS to be “Ambassador At-Large for International Religious Freedom“, whatever that is.

Sports

Hide your pets and cut your hair!!!! The Chiefs have a new intern, his name is Michael Vick.

Unfortunate and racist social media posts get Chelsea prospect sent home from the pre-season tour of China.

Also in China, the police are investigating Enbo MMA Club for exploiting children in their training facility.

111 brains of former NFL players examined found CTE in 110 of them according to a study done by neuropathologist Dr. Ann McKee.

Ex-Royals and Yankees’ slugger, Danny Tartabull, FINALLY arrested on deadbeat dad charges.

Entertainment and Pop Culture

Dancing With The Stars, so impressed by watching Sean Spicer dance around the truth, is looking to tap the former press secretary for their next season.

Game of Thrones producers are under fire over their next venture, Confederate, a drama exploring the United States if the South had won the Civil War.

You may soon be able to attend services at the Church of Justin Bieber.

Caitlin Jenner speaks out on controversial transgender military service ban.

Slate explores an interesting reason young men may be playing video games instead of working.

Science & Medicine

The Charlie Gard case highlighted a problem with how we view medical science.

Utility companies recognized that emissions from burning fossil fuels warmed the planet as far back as 1968, according to a report released Tuesday.

A child in South Africa has been functionally cured of HIV for nine years.
In the last 38 years, sperm counts have halved in industrialized countries.

History Lesson:

1054 – Siward, Earl of Northumbria, invades Scotland and defeats Macbeth.

1663 – The English Parliament passes the Second Navigation Act requiring that all goods bound for the American Colonies must leave from English ports on English ships.

1775 – Founding of the U.S. Army Medical Department: The Second Continental Congress passes legislation establishing “an hospital for an army consisting of 20,000 men.”

1794 – French Revolution: Maximilien Robespierre is arrested after encouraging the execution of more than 17,000 “enemies of the Revolution”.

1866 – The first permanent transatlantic telegraph cable is successfully completed, stretching from Valentia Island, Ireland, to Heart’s Content, Newfoundland.

1890 – Vincent van Gogh shoots himself and dies two days later.

1919 – The Chicago Race Riot erupts after a racial incident occurred on a South Side beach, leading to 38 fatalities and 537 injuries over a five-day period.

1921 – Researchers at the University of Toronto, led by biochemist Frederick Banting, prove that the hormone insulin regulates blood sugar.

1929 – The Geneva Convention of 1929, dealing with the treatment of prisoners-of-war, is signed by 53 nations.

1942 – World War II: Allied forces successfully halt the final Axis advance into Egypt.

1953 – Fighting in the Korean War ends when the United States, China, and North Korea sign an armistice agreement. Syngman Rhee, President of South Korea, refuses to sign but pledges to observe the armistice.

1964 – Vietnam War: Five thousand more American military advisers are sent to South Vietnam bringing the total number of United States forces in Vietnam to 21,000.

1974 – Watergate scandal: The House of Representatives Judiciary Committee votes 27 to 11 to recommend the first article of impeachment (for obstruction of justice) against President Richard Nixon.

1996 – In Atlanta, United States, a pipe bomb explodes at Centennial Olympic Park during the 1996 Summer Olympics.

2005 – After an incident during STS-114, NASA grounds the Space Shuttle, pending an investigation of the continuing problem with the shedding of foam insulation from the external fuel tank.

Your song of the day is Rage Against the Machine – No Shelter

 

Photo Credit: Vincent van Gogh, Wheat Field with Cypresses

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Basic Pitch is a worn out single mother of two with resting bitch face who doesn't have time for your racist, misogynistic, classist, ableist, xenophobic, intolerant bullshit. She is an atheist, tree hugging, pro-science, pro-gun control, pro-vaccination, pro-choice, feminist, liberal snowflake. She also likes reading, baseball, and long walks on the beach.