Biden Uproots Trump’s ‘Garden of Heroes’

May 18, 2021

Biden Uproots Trump's 'Garden of Heroes'

Disgraced ex-president Donald Trump once told the Times of London he had no heroes, but, nevertheless, he ordered erection of a National Garden of American Heroes before his Mar-a-Logo exile.

Nevermind that he had no location or budget. He wanted to honor the men and women who made America great, people like Daniel Boone, Kobe Bryant, William F. Buckley, Jr., Johnny Cash, Whittaker Chambers, Buffalo Bill Cody, Davy Crockett, Walt Disney, Milton Friedman, Lou Gehrig, Dr. Seuss, Barry Goldwater, Billy Graham, Charlton Heston, Bob Hope, Sam Houston, Whitney Houston, Steve Jobs, Vince Lombardi, Annie Oakley, Elvis Presley, Ronald Reagan, Babe Ruth, Antonin Scalia, Fulton Sheen, Shirley Temple, Alex Trebek, John Wayne, and Cy Young.

Historians think that’s a bad idea. So does current president Joe Biden, who rescinded the Dead Celebrity Garden order.

More:

“Biden kills Trump’s sculpture garden of ‘American heroes,’” Nick Niedzwiadek, Politico

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Jakarta is sinking

May 17, 2021

Jakarta, Indonesia, is sinking. While the coastal city is prone to flooding due to sea level rise, the land is subsiding as much as 25 cm (9.8 inches) a year as residents extract water from underground. A Vox video.

More:

“Indonesia’s capital city isn’t the only one sinking,” Leah Asmelash, CNN

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That’s Life

May 16, 2021

“That’s Life,” written by Dean Kay and Kelly Gordon, performed by Lauren Ruth Ward, with Alex Egner on guitar, 2015. Video by Joe Austin and Nick Hughes. That’s Baltimore, hon.

Lauren Ruth Ward website

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Draw Me Closer

May 16, 2021

“Draw Me Closer,” written by “Doris Payne” (Doris Troy) and Gregory Carroll, recorded by Doris Troy, 1963.

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Southern Boy

May 16, 2021

“Southern Boy,” written by Mike Campbell, and recorded by him with The Dirty Knobs, 2020.

The Dirty Knobs website

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Cold, Cold Hands

May 16, 2021

“Cold, Cold Hands,” written and recorded by Lawton Williams, 1971.

“There they lay in the wreckage by the side of the road
She was cheating on me and I didn’t know
The girl that I love and some other man
Even in death holding cold cold hands”

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He Brought Me Out

May 16, 2021

“He Brought Me Out,” by Billy Preston, 1978.

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To Love Somebody

May 15, 2021

“To Love Somebody,” written by Barry Gibb and Robin Gibb, recorded by Roberta Flack, 1971. Roberta Flack (vocals, piano), Richard Tee (organ), Hugh McCracken (guitar), Chuck Rainey (bass), and Bernard Purdie (drums). Backing vocals by Eugene Mcdaniels, Hilda Harris, Joshie Armstead, Tasha Thomas, and Les Mccann.

Roberta Flack website

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Jet Plane

May 15, 2021

“Jet Plane,” written by John Denver, recorded by Sonya Spence, backed by the Thunderbird Band, 1975.

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I Wanna Know Your Name

May 15, 2021

“I Wanna Know Your Name,” written by Max Baca and Joe Ely, recorded by Los Texmaniacs with Joe Ely, 2015.

Los Texmaniacs website

Joe Ely website

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