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Todays Americana Question
Posted:Sep 24, 2018 5:58 am
Last Updated:Sep 24, 2018 6:37 am

A question on one of my favorite TV shows M*A*S*H.

What vegetable was grown by the staff and promptly messed up by the cook in one episode?
green beans
I don't know
2 Comments , 4 votes
Yesterdays Answer
Posted:Sep 22, 2018 5:01 am
Last Updated:Sep 22, 2018 5:03 am

Colorado, Located in Washington County, Last Chance is found at the intersection of US Route 36 and State Route 71, about 75 miles east of Denver. In 2000, it had a population of about 260.
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Did the NY Times get this one right?
Posted:Sep 21, 2018 12:28 pm
Last Updated:Sep 22, 2018 4:49 am

A bombshell report published Friday afternoon claims Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein last year suggested secretly recording President Trump to expose chaos in the White House and enlisting Cabinet members to invoke the 25th Amendment to remove him from office.

The explosive article published by The New York Times said Rosenstein discussed recording Trump and his removal from office in meetings and conversations with Justice Department and FBI officials.

This would have been in the tumultuous days after James Comey was fired as FBI director, with the president citing in part a memo penned by Rosenstein.
According to The Times, none of Rosenstein’s proposals were acted upon and it remains unclear the level of seriousness Rosenstein had when making the suggestions. One source for The Times reportedly said Rosenstein was being sarcastic about wearing a "wire," while others said he was serious.

Rosenstein reportedly told former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe that he might be able to persuade Attorney General Jeff Sessions and then-Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly—now White House chief of staff—to begin proceedings to invoke the 25th Amendment.

Rosenstein even reportedly suggested that those interviewing with the president to replace Comey as director of the FBI wear wires to secretly tape him.

Details, according to The Times, were confirmed by sources who were briefed on the discussions or memos written about the discussions, by McCabe and others.

McCabe’s attorney issued a statement apparently acknowledging that such memos exist.

"Andrew McCabe drafted memos to memorialize significant discussions he had with high level officials and preserved them so he would have an accurate, contemporaneous record of those discussions,” McCabe’s attorney Michael Bromwich said in a statement. “When he was interviewed by the Special Counsel more than a year ago, he gave all of his memos -- classified and unclassified -- to the Special Counsel's office. A set of those memos remained at the FBI at the time of his departure in late January 2018. He has no knowledge of how any member of the media obtained those memos."

Rosenstein took over as the head Justice Department official to oversee the Russia investigation, upon Sessions’ recusal in 2017 due to his involvement with the Trump campaign—a decision causing immense friction between the attorney general and Trump to this day.

On May 9, 2017, Rosenstein penned a memo to Trump recommending that he fire Comey, due to the fact that he was “wrong to usurp the Attorney General [Loretta Lynch]” on July 5, 2016 when he announced he would not recommend Hillary Clinton be prosecuted for alleged offenses related to the presence of classified information on her personal email server.
Mr Rosenstein adamantly denied the accusations.

I didn't think he would admit to it.
Todays Americana Question
Posted:Sep 21, 2018 3:37 am
Last Updated:Sep 22, 2018 5:03 am

Can you name the state in which this unusual town is located?

So, exactly where is the town of Last Chance?
New Mexico
I don't know
2 Comments , 7 votes
Yesterdays Answer
Posted:Sep 21, 2018 3:33 am
Last Updated:Sep 21, 2018 3:33 am

John "Benny" Benson was the Aleut boy who designed the flag of Alaska. Benny was 13 when he won a contest in 1927 to design the flag for the territory of Alaska, which became a U.S. state in 1959. Of the 142 submissions, a panel of judges all agreed that Benny Benson's design of eight stars of gold placed on a field of blue was the winner. In May 1927, the two houses of the territorial legislature adopted the flag design. Alaskans flew the flag for the first time on July 9, 1927.
1 comment
Todays Americana Question
Posted:Sep 20, 2018 5:01 am
Last Updated:Sep 21, 2018 3:14 am

The flag of which state was designed by a 13 year old boy?
I don't know
2 Comments , 9 votes
Yesterdays Answer
Posted:Sep 20, 2018 4:56 am
Last Updated:Sep 20, 2018 4:57 am

Originally airing on December 31, 1978, the retrospective movie "Greatest Rescues of Emergency" brings about a fitting ending to the series. As promotion precluded both Gage and DeSoto from continuing as paramedics, they ended up leaving behind a profession that inspired many people in real life.
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Todays Americana Question
Posted:Sep 19, 2018 6:17 am
Last Updated:Sep 20, 2018 4:57 am

One of the most popular action-oriented television series of all time, "Emergency!" is the subject of this question.

After six seasons and several made-for-TV movies, how do John and Roy wind up ending their careers as paramedics?
They die in a structure fire
They get killed in a traffic accident
They are dismissed for disciplinary reasons
They get promoted to Captain
I don't know
3 Comments , 4 votes
Yesterdays Answer
Posted:Sep 19, 2018 6:14 am
Last Updated:Sep 19, 2018 6:15 am

In 1973, future President Jimmy Carter filed a report with the National Investigations Committee on Aerial Phenomena, claiming he had seen an Unidentified Flying Object (UF in October 1969. Describing it as "the darndest thing I've ever seen", Carter reported that "the object hovered about 30 degrees above the horizon and moved in toward the earth and away before disappearing into the distance." Carter, as well as 10 to 12 other people who witnessed the same event, described the object as "very bright [with] changing colors and about the size of the moon."
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Todays Americana Question
Posted:Sep 18, 2018 5:30 am
Last Updated:Sep 19, 2018 6:14 am

Which U.S. President filed a report claiming he spotted a UFO?
George W. Bush
Donald Trump
Jimmy Carter
Bill Clinton
I don't know
1 comment , 7 votes

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