Daily Bread for 1.14.16 – 2017

Good morning, Whitewater.

Thursday will become increasingly sunny, and reach a daytime high of thirty-eight.  Sunrise is 7:22 and sunset 4:45, for 9h 22m 29s of daytime.  The moon is a waxing crescent with 23.6% of its visible disk illuminated.

It’s Benedict Arnold‘s birthday.  History.com has an article about Arnold, entitled, 9 Things You May Not Know About Benedict Arnold.

One of my favorite political cartoons is from 1865, in which the cartoonist depicts Benedict Arnold and Jefferson Davis being welcomed into Hell.  One should be properly reluctant to opine on the theological soundness of that assessment (being as it is a divine judgment), but as a political matter the cartoonist’s characterization seems about right.

This is a political cartoon, captioned "A Proper Family Re-Union" at the bottom. It depicts Satan and Benedict Arnold welcoming Jefferson Davis to Hell. The three figures stand around a cauldron labeled "Treason Toddy". Satan is shown in the center, dropping a small human figure (a male slave in loin cloth) into the cauldron, saying "I feel proud of my American sons — Benedict and Jeff". Arnold is on the left, wearing his military uniform and stirring the cauldron, saying "Welcome, Davis! Thou shalt be warmly received by thy father". Davis is on the right (with "stolen gold" at his feet), dressed in women's clothing and riding boots (based on a story that near the end of the war he fled disguised as a woman). He is also stirring the cauldron, and says "Well, Arnold, the C.S.A. are done gone, so I have come home". Skulls labeled "Anderson[ville]" and "Libby" at bottom refer to infamous Confederate prisons. Via Wikipedia
This is a political cartoon, captioned “A Proper Family Re-Union” at the bottom. It depicts Satan and Benedict Arnold welcoming Jefferson Davis to Hell. The three figures stand around a cauldron labeled “Treason Toddy”. Satan is shown in the center, dropping a small human figure (a male slave in loin cloth) into the cauldron, saying “I feel proud of my American sons — Benedict and Jeff”. Arnold is on the left, wearing his military uniform and stirring the cauldron, saying “Welcome, Davis! Thou shalt be warmly received by thy father”. Davis is on the right (with “stolen gold” at his feet), dressed in women’s clothing and riding boots (based on a story that near the end of the war he fled disguised as a woman). He is also stirring the cauldron, and says “Well, Arnold, the C.S.A. are done gone, so I have come home”. Skulls labeled “Anderson[ville]” and “Libby” at bottom refer to infamous Confederate prisons. Via Wikipedia.

Here’s today’s Puzzability game in their current series, Band Mates:

This Week’s Game — January 11-15
Band Mates
Glad you’ve joined us for this week’s musical pieces. For each day, we started with the name of a famous rock band that contains at least one repeated letter. Each day’s clue is the chunk of letters between such a pair, with any spaces removed.
Example:
GSTO
Answer:
The Rolling Stones
What to Submit:
Submit the band’s name (as “The Rolling Stones” in the example) for your answer.
Thursday, January 14
LLIC

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