What’s the Frequency – July 28, 2017

The GOP and the President are dealt a devastating blow while the rest of us breathe a sigh of relief as the repeal of Obamacare is defeated in the Senate. Three republicans broke with their party to ensure defeat, John McCain (R-AZ), Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), and Susan Collins (R-ME).

Senator Mitch McConnell scolded his colleagues after the bill failed, Senator Charles Schumer asked for cooperation in finding a solution to the real issues of Obamacare.

The British Medical Journal has published a report urging doctors to stop telling patients to complete their course of antibiotics, doctors say the results are incomplete and the suggestion is dangerous.

Brandon Katayama Hill, CEO of Btrax, has been accused of posing as a female sexual harassment victim of the CEO of a rival company on a blog to damage his rivals reputation.

Boy Scout Chief issues apology for 45’s impromptu campaign rally.

The NAACP calls for moratorium on Charter Schools saying they do not speak for all children of color.

Beyond the ethical and humanitarian issues with the border wall, it could wreak irreparable damage to the delicate ecological balance of the area surrounding the US/Mexico border.

Muslim employees of a Warren, Michigan company say they were told to choose between their faith or their job.

Writer warns against the dangers of the “woke misogynist”.

Texas woman who made false accusations of kidnapping and rape against 3 black men has now been indicted on multiple charges related to the hoax.

Trump is determined to pull out of the Iran nuclear deal based on a lack of understanding for what the agreement actually contains.

An examination of the sitcom Friends, shows that TV is teaching us toxic monogamy.

Mississippi police shoot and kill man because they showed up at the wrong address.

Former Beatle Ringo Starr debuts new song with old friend Paul McCartney.

History Lesson:

1540 – Thomas Cromwell is executed at the order of Henry VIII of England on charges of treason. Henry marries his fifth wife, Catherine Howard, on the same day.

1794 – French Revolution: Maximilien Robespierre and Louis Antoine de Saint-Just are executed by guillotine in Paris, France.

1864 – American Civil War: Battle of Ezra Church: Confederate troops make a third unsuccessful attempt to drive Union forces from Atlanta, Georgia.

1868 – The 14th Amendment to the United States Constitution is certified, establishing African American citizenship and guaranteeing due process of law.

1887 – Marcel Duchamp, French-American painter and sculptor born (d. 1968)

1915 – The United States begins a 20-year occupation of Haiti.

1932 – U.S. President Herbert Hoover orders the United States Army to forcibly evict the “Bonus Army” of World War I veterans gathered in Washington, D.C.

1942 – World War II: Soviet leader Joseph Stalin issues Order No. 227. In response to alarming German advances, all those who retreat or otherwise leave their positions without orders to do so are to be tried in a military court, with punishment ranging from duty in a shtrafbat battalion, imprisonment in a Gulag, or execution.

1965 – Vietnam War: U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson announces his order to increase the number of United States troops in South Vietnam from 75,000 to 125,000.

1996 – The remains of a prehistoric man are discovered near Kennewick, Washington. Such remains will be known as the Kennewick Man.

Your song of the day is We’re On The Road Again by Ringo Starr, feat. Paul McCartney and Joe Walsh

Photo Credit: Marcel Duchamp, Transition of Virgin into a Bride.



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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.