Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For July 26, 2017 McCain is a true patriot and facing a real death sentence but he flew to the Swamp to vote to move the repeal Obamacare to a vote while rabid ideologues masquerading as Senators like Harris with her fellow ideologues en bloc voted no (when will Schumer look through better prescription glasses and see that Americans are totally fed up with the Blues’ obstruction and subversion of this president and his agenda to bring back posterity); in the first vote on replacing Obamacare, the Senate voted nay (hopefully the amendments that may be offered will result in the passage of a bill to repeal a law that is killing any chance of sustained economic growth); the agenda from Trump of job creation is still being sidelined by the Russian collusion delusion and the media hype over his displeasure of Sessions (flash to Trump stifle it HRC will still be around as a target for criminal prosecution) and by another self inflicted Trump distraction—his banning transgenders from serving in the military; an IT staffer for Debbie Wasserman Schultz under criminal investigation was nabbed trying to flee the country; Burt Weinstein a professor at “Ever Left University” in Washington has filed a $3.8 million suit against the “university” after being attacked by a mob of radicals for his condemnation of whites only (time for the PC wimps on college administrations to ruthlessly crack down on the assault of free speech by the left); news out of the dangers of riding BART and being attacked by black thugs as BART under the cloak of political correctness will not release videos showing really violent attacks (God help those riders who do not have a firearm to shoot down these dogs); really chilling news that North Korea may be a year or less from having the ability to launching ICBMs with nuclear warheads reaching the U.S. (sanctions and diplomacy have not worked and China will not assist in shutting down this rogue regime—when do we give the ultimatum and level North Korea with nukes?); through July 25, 2129 people have been shot in Chicago 373 of whom have died (sadly the ATF agents Trump has sent has not put a damper on the carnage).
As always, I hope you enjoy today’s holidays and observances, a music link to Bryan Adams; factoids of interest for this day in history, a relevant quote by Senator Tammy Duckworth on the ADA, hoping you’re the Blues will stop intercluding the Trump agenda, 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. One Voice Day—celebrated since 1997 by reading at 6:00 p.m. a 577 word document which is a pledge to bring families and societies together regardless of creed, race or religion in the spirit of peace A noble goal which as we look at the world today is not coming close to being achieved.
2. National All or Nothing Day—celebrating a day to stop just putting the toe in the water to throw reservation and caution to the wind and just do it whatever it might be (legal of course) whether it is sky diving, a new relationship or finally publishing that manuscript.
3. 1991 Number One Song—the number one song in 1991 on a run of 7 weeks in that position was “(Everything I Do) I Do It For You” by Bryan Adams. Here is a performance by him of the song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZGoWtY_h4xo
4. Word of the Day—today’s word of the day is “interclude” which means to block or cut off which when it comes to any rational discussion of pressing issues facing this nation the Blues in the Senate practice 24/7.
5. No Satisfaction in Economics—celebrating the birth on this day in 1943 of rock legend Mick Jagger who fortunately for music fans left the London School of Economics to form the Rolling Stones. Still going strong with 8 children from 5 women, the last of whom was born in December of last year and in addition to all his musical awards can claim being a Knight.
On this day in:
a. 1975 the United States Post Office was established with Benjamin Franklin as the Postmaster General; given the losses the USPS is running up and the scandal of its union members violating the Hatch Act to actively campaign for Hillary Clinton, poor Ben must be rolling in his grave.
b. 1908 the Attorney General Charles Bonaparte issued an order to staff the Office of Chief Examiner (later renamed the Federal Bureau of Investigation).
c. 1948 President Harry S. Truman signed Executive Order 9981 which desegregated the U.S. Armed Forces (ironic today Trump indicated that no transgender may serve in the U.S. Armed Forces).
d. 1990 the Americans with Disabilities Act was signed into law by President George H.W. Bush.
e. 2016 Hillary Clinton became the first woman to be nominated by a major political party to run for the presidency only to run perhaps the worst campaign in modern times and go down in flames but still blaming the DNC, the Russians, WikiLeaks, and the FBI for her loss.
Reflections on the ADA’s contributions to the lives of the disabled: “The ADA is essential in helping me overcome the obstacles I face as a Wounded Warrior and empowers me to assist other veterans. It allows me to be physically active, have my pilot's license, and serve in Congress.” Tammy Duckworth the Blue Junior Senator from Illinois and double amputee from the Iraqi War. Proof positive that while disabilities may be physical as the result of injury, the most serious disability is one’s state of mind in facing challenges that must be overcome. 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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