Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For July 11, 2017 MSNBC, the MSM and Blue leaders like Kaine who should know better are way over rhetoric top and are in a hysterical absolute lather over revelations of Donald Trump, Jr. email chains with Russians who allegedly had incriminating dirt on HRC (more likely than not it would have been the quid pro quo with the felon and her husband on the transfer of 20 percent of our uranium assets to Russian controlled entities—grasping at straws in the ongoing Russian collusion delusion); Mosul has been cleansed of ISIS and rumors abound that the head of ISIS has been killed; on the North Korean thug front, the U.S. has successfully tested its THAAD missile defense system but the North Korean threat still remains and China needs to realize they have a choice and must act to silence the North Korean nuclear yearning voice (eliminate Kim Jong Un, unify Korea and watch their exports to a unified Korea soar and the U.S. leave—win win for the world); the great experiment of raising the minimum wage in many cities like Seattle is becoming the Trojan Horse of poverty as firms affected like the restaurant and fast food industry are reducing staff, automating, and cutting back on hours; Senator Cruz is demanding no August recess for the Swamp until Obamacare is repealed and replaced (McDonnell agrees that is right thing to do but let’s add to that list tax cuts, profit repatriation and an infrastructure bill—it is outrageous that 535 Americans totally out of touch with the needs of Americans and stuck in partisan gridlock get rewarded for failing to do their jobs); Clooney may be a good actor when he has a great script but the news that he and his wife and family are moving back from England because he fears Islamists shows that the reality of radical Islam in Europe with open migration is finally taking a firm grip; through July 10, 1934 people have been shot in Chicago 336 of whom have died (hopefully the ATF agents Trump has sent in will help put a damper on this carnage.
As always, I hope you enjoy today’s holidays and observances, a music link to Andy Gibb, factoids of interest for this day in history, a relevant quote by Adrian Hayes on population growth, hoping your day is not on the infaust side, secure in the knowledge that if you want to find a gift for any memorable events like weddings, or anniversaries, you know that the Alaskanpoet can provide you with a unique customized poem at a great price tailored to the event and the recipient. You need only contact me for details.
1. World Population Day—created on this day in 1987 when the Earth’s population topped 5 billion to create awareness of the need to address population issues created by an ever expanding population.
2. Bowdler’s Day—bemoaning the birth on this day in 1754 of Thomas Bowdler, an English physician and philosopher who is synonymous with censorship by publishing in 1807 The Family Shakespeare, a censored edition of Shakespeare’s works with words and phrases that might offend virtuous readers removed or altered.
3. 1978 Number One Song—the number one song in 1978 on a run of 7 weeks in that position was “Shadow Dancing” by Andy Gibb. Here is a performance by him of the song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7j_yGYU_jUU Sadly the dancing stopped for Andy 5 days after his 30th birthday due to complications arising out of years of cocaine addiction.
4. Word of the Day—today’s word of the day is “infaust” which means unlucky, a condition those of us not in the Swamp are experiencing due to inability of the Blues to compromise with the Trump agenda of creating jobs.
5. Pregnancy Is A Beautiful Time—celebrating the birth on this day in 1963 of noted TV actress Lisa Rina also known for posing nude for Playboy when she was six months pregnant with her daughter.
On this day in:
a. 1804 in a real case of a lack of bipartisanship, Vice President Aaron Burr in a duel mortally wounds the former Secretary of the Treasury Alexander Hamilton.
b. 1889 the cesspool known as Tijuana was founded.
c. 1921 former president William Taft was sworn in as the Chief Justice of SCOTUS, becoming the first and only person to hold both positions.
d. 1922 to the joy of music fans the Hollywood Bowl opened.
e. 1973 in another chilling example that smoking is hazardous to your health, Varig Flight 820 crashed on approach to Orly, killing all passengers save one but only six of the crew due to smoke inhalation caused by a lit cigarette tossed into the trash container in the lavatory; tragic but the accident prompted the FAA to ban all smoking in airline bathrooms.
Reflections on issues surrounding population growth: “I’ve seen melting ice caps with my own eyes and got very wet in the process, but it is pointless campaigning against climate change or to ‘save the Arctic’ without addressing the root cause behind it and virtually every other environmental issue we face: our unsustainable numbers on this planet. That is the real ‘inconvenient truth’.” Adrian Hayes polar explorer and adventurer Please enjoy the poems on events of interest on my twitter account below (if you like them, retweet and follow me) and follow my blogs. Always good, incisive and entertaining poems on my blogs—click on the links below. Go to www.alaskanpoet.blogspot.com for Ridley’s Believe It Or Not—This Day in History, poems to inspire, touch, emote, elate and enjoy and poems on breaking news items of importance or go to Ridley's Believe It Or Not for just This Day in History.
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