Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For August 2, 2018 the New York Times has just hired tech writer Sarah Jeong despite her Twitter history of anti-white tweets (no wonder Trump tweets against this liberal fake news rag); on the witch-hunt front the judge in the Manafort trial has castigated Mueller’s angry democrat team for hinting they may not call Manafort’s cohort Gates as a witness without whose testimony there is no case; Charlie Sheen. Infamous for his drug and alcohol induced meltdown is in court trying to reduce his child support payments due to being “black listed” in Hollywood; on the PETA front Los Angeles is moving forward to ban the sale of fur products; Obama’s legacy took another beating as the Trump administration moved to freeze proposed Obama fuel mileage regulations; the MSM is once again in the doghouse for failing to cover the returns of 55 Americans from the Korean War (CNN deserves its mantra of the Cack News Network and its star Jim Acosta deserves all the condemnation he gets for grandstanding and trying to act as a journalist); through August 1, 2018, 1720 people mostly of color have been shot by mostly people of color, of whom 278 have died (when will Chicago get serious about this carnage or is this the case of true racism as a Blue run city turns a deaf ear and a blind eye to the slaughter of people of color by people of color and when will Rahm Emanuel resign?).
As always, I hope you enjoy today’s holidays and observances, a music link to Les Paul and Mary Ford, factoids of interest for this day in history, the fact that you are not nor your husband is not a mollycoddle; a relevant quote from Caspar Weinberger on the First Gulf War, secure in the knowledge that if you want to find a gift for any memorable events like college graduations, birthdays, 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. Dinosaurs Day—celebrating the existence of the 1000 or so species of dinosaurs that had they not gone extinct, humans would probably never habituated this planet.
2. National IPA Day—celebrated since 2011 to promote the consumption of India Pale Ales which feature a higher hop and alcohol content.
3. 1953 Number One Song— the number one song in 1953 on a run of 11 weeks in that position was “Vaya Con Dios” by Les Paul and Mary Ford. Here is a recording of the song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QqZ0Sdz_V40
4. Word of the Day—today’s word of the day is “mollycoddle” which means an effeminate man which does not describe our current president.
5. Trial of the Century Judge of the Century—celebrating the birth on this day in 1950 of Lance Ito who was the presiding judge over murder trial of OJ Simpson.
On this day in:
a. 1776 the Declaration of Independence was signed.
b. 1937 the Marijuana Tax Act of 1937 was passed which rendered marijuana and its by-products illegal.
c. 1939 Albert Einstein and Leo Szilard wrote a letter to President Roosevelt urging the building of an atomic bomb.
d. 1943 PT 109 skippered by John F. Kennedy was hit and sunk by the Japanese destroyer Amagiri.
e. 1990 Iraq invaded Kuwait which led to the first Gulf War.
Reflections on the First Gulf War: “It took the Gulf War to demonstrate that America did want more than one friend in the Mideast, and also was willing to take and make major risks to prevent a small Muslim country, Kuwait, from being overrun and in effect stolen by Iraq.” Caspar Weinberger former Secretary of Defense under President Ronald Reagan.
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