The first newspaper in the U.S. was the: "The Boston Newsletter," published in 1704. The oldest newspaper on record was printed in Rome in 59 B.C., and it was called: "Acta Publica."
The Doors were only together for 54 months but sold over 80 million albums. Almost 50 years later, they still sell around one million albums a year.
Jim Morrison was neither a musician or a singer before the band got started, he was an artist interested mostly in poetry and philosophy but also in directing and producing films which is what he pursued his degree in at U.C.L.A. His father, who was a famous Admiral in the Navy, hated that Jim was wasting his time on the arts so their relationship was terrible.
A friend of Jim's from UCLA who was a musician, and later bandmate, read one of his poems and thought it would make for a great song. He asked Jim if he could sing and he said he couldn't but he got Jim to sing anyway and he was mesmerized; he wanted to form a band immediately. Jim came up with the name: "The Doors," because of a philosophy book he read that covered the fact that if the doors of our lives were cleansed before we walked through them, that we'd see the truth on the other side instead of our perceptions.
The band skyrocketed to fame even having at one point the great band: "The Who," open for them. But what a lot of people don't know is that their first official large city tour in the U.S. crashed and burned as Jim Morrison got drunk before the concert (he had developed a major alcohol and drug problem), and was caught by a police officer having sex in the bathroom, he used profane language during the concert, he exposed himself to the audience, and made other gestures of a sexual nature, so the police pulled him off stage. He was arrested for one felony (showing his genitals to the crowd), and a few misdemeanors.
Jim was subsequently found guilty and was sentenced to serve four months of hard labor in a Miami prison. While waiting to find out when he'd have to serve his time, he travelled to Paris and began working on what would be his fourth book of poetry. He told his long-time girlfriend that he wasn't feeling well and was going to take a bath. She later found him in the tub and it was pronounced that he had died of a heart attack; all those years of drugs and alcohol had finally done him in.
One of his songs that went to number one was called: "Come On Baby Light My Fire." The thing about someone burning out is that you must be on fire in the first place. Jim Morrison was on fire if only for a brief period of time as he died in 1971, at the age of 27.
The first movie that wasn't a silent film, was produced by Warner Brothers in 1927 and it was called: "The Jazz Singer." Needless to say, people were shocked at the new sound technology and movie going skyrocketed. A couple of studios continued to produce silent films but it came to a halt around 1934. Charlie Chaplan was of course the superstar at the time of the silent films but he didn't transition well into the world of sound. Listed below are the dates these major movie studios came into being:
Universal Pictures (1912), United Artists (1919), Warner Brothers (1923), Columbia Pictures (1924), MGM (1924), and 20th Century Fox (1935).
No one was more of a media darling than Michael Avenatti, Stormy Daniel's attorney. He was interviewed over 250 times before his first indictment. CNN had him on daily for over a month. Of course there was only reason they wanted him on and that is that he said he had dirt on Donald Trump. Did he? No. There was nothing that he said about Trump doing something illegal, that came to fruition. Nothing.
The media fawned over Avenatti saying he'd save our country from President Trump but didn't vet him at all. He had a sleazy past and was being sued by people in his previous law firm. Now even Stormy Daniels is suing him for stealing money from her book deal. He's been indicted on several counts and facing a total amount of sentenced prison time of 404 years.
The media didn't care if he was telling the truth. They certainly aren't circling back to apologize for making him out to be a hero when he's just a thug. If someone has potential dirt on Trump then the mainstream media welcomes them with open arms. They'll chew this person up to get the dirt they want, then spit them out as they've done with countless people. They've had Brennan, Clapper, and Cohen making outrageous claims of Trump being a foreign agent which has proven to be false by the Mueller investigation, but once again the media doesn't come back to apologize, they just move on to the next outrageous claim.
I heard Nancy Pelosi blame President Trump for the now six deaths of children on the border. Saying time and time again that everything is Trump's fault is backfiring on Democrats as they are now known as the boy who cried wolf.
A small fraction of a percent of children have died on the border considering the hundreds of thousands who are crossing. Many of the families who are processed attempt to hide any health problems as it might negatively affect them getting in. This leads to cases, like we've had, of children not being treated in time for illnesses like the flu, leading to their deaths. One of the six children who died was a young girl who ended up with a heart defect. After multiple surgeries provided through U.S. tax dollars, she didn't survive.
How are any of these Trump's fault or the Republicans' fault for that matter? Republicans have been asking for additional resources at the border including judges, medical personnel, and additional border agents, along with the wall of course, and Democrats are fighting it tooth and nail because they can't allow Trump a victory. They're constantly complaining about the border but are doing nothing about it; they even refused to take in illegal immigrants in their sanctuary cities to ease the conditions of overcrowding.
Democrats like Pelosi and Schumer are disgusting and are a couple of the greatest threats our country faces because their strategy is to divide and conquer. They're willing to hurt U.S, citizens for political gain. If this is where we've gotten, we need to ask ourselves if our current system of "democracy," is working.
The following are the years the top-selling soft drinks went on the market: Dr. Pepper (1885), Coke (1886), Pepsi (1893), Cheerwine (1917), A&W Root Beer (1919), 7-Up (1929), Fanta (1940), Mountain Dew (1940), Sprite (1961), and Tab Cola (1963).
Although it goes against our human nature, sometimes when we need answers, we should stop looking so hard for them. We get tunnel vision and the answers are sometimes found right outside our field of vision.
One of the reasons Democrats will have a difficult time winning the 2020 election is that they're spending too much time still trying to win the 2016 election.
Democrats want the economy to crash and for Americans to suffer so they have a better chance of being elected in 2020. Most Republicans certainly didn't want Obama to be successful. A perfect example of why we don't have a perfect political system as both parties work hard to stop the success of the other even though we'd benefit from any of these successes.
The reason some people make horrific decisions is that they feel like anything goes when they perceive that everything is gone.
Author: John Mann