Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For February 20, 2019 Jussie Smollett has gone from victim to suspect in filing a false police report over the hoax MAGA hat wearing attack that Blue candidates like Harris and Booker and the MSM pounced on in their zeal to attack Trump (no wonder due to their 24/7 rush to judgment anti-Trump zeal, the MSM has zero credibility); Job Creators Network has paid for billboard in Times Square “Amazon Pullout Thanks for Nothing AOC” (if the Blues have any sense they will drop this rabid socialist like a hot rock whose rising star should soon plummet); it looks like the witch-hunt of Mueller is finally coming to a close with not one iota of collusion with the Russians and millions spent; CNN or the Cack News Network which is notorious for its bias against Trump is being slammed by the left for hiring former Jeff Sessions spokesperson Sarah Isgur (on the issue of objectivity talk about the kettle calling the pot black); Meghan McCain fresh from her grilling of McCabe lit into Tulsi Gabbard another Blue wanna-be for her deemed support of Assad; Hoda Muthana an American citizen who travelled to the Middle East to become an ISIS wife and have a child will not be able to return to the U.S. as she is no longer a U.S. citizen (advocating terrorism does have adverse consequences); SCOTUS has just ruled 9-0 that the ban of excessive fines applies to the states in a case in which Indiana tried to confiscate a $40,000 vehicle from a man who was convicted of selling $400 of heroin to an undercover cop.
As always, I hope you enjoy today’s holidays and observances, a music link to Woody Herman and His Orchestra, factoids of interest for this day in history, the fact you are orgulous of this nation’s accomplishments and a relevant quote from Senator Rand Paul on the Post Office and education, 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. Social Equality Justice Day—created by the UN General Assembly in 2007 and celebrated since 2009 to promote social justice by attacking poverty, social and economic exclusion and unemployment.
2. National Handcuff Day—commemorating the issuance of a patent to George Carney in 1912 of a ratcheting adjustable handcuff and created by the Handcuff Warehouse and Peerless Handcuff Company; hopefully you will not being doing something to merit being placed in handcuffs today or in the future.
3. 1942 Number One Song— the number one song on this day in 1942 on a run of 1 week in that position was “Blues In The Night (My Mama Done Tol’ Me)” by Woody Herman and His Orchestra. Here is a recording of the song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TMRxaRo662k
4. Word of the Day—today’s word of the day as we move from words beginning with “n” to words beginning with “o” is “orgulous” which means proud which should describe how we feel about our country as opposed to denigrating it which the left is so prone to do.
5. All Brains But Even More Beauty—celebrating the birth on this day in 1966 of super model Cindy Crawford who was valedictorian of her class and dropped out of Northwestern to pursue a career in modeling.
On this day in:
a. 1792 the Postal Service Act creating the United States Post Office was signed into law by President Washington.
b. 1986 the Soviet Union launched its Mir spacecraft which was occupied for 10 of the 15 years it remained in orbit.
c. 1998 Tara Lipinski at 1996 Winter Olympics in Japan became the youngest ever to win a Gold in an individual event at 14 years 10 months and nine days old.
d. 2003 at a Great White concert at the Station in West Warwick, Rhode Island, a pyrotechnic display set the facility ablaze, killing 100 and injuring over 200.
e. 2005 Spain became the first country to vote on the Constitution of the European Union, passing it by large percentages.
Reflections on the Post Office: “The government can't even do a good job of something as simple as running the Post Office. How can it be expected to do a good job with something really important,like educating our children?” Senator Rand Paul Great justification for charter schools.
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