Thursday, July 27, 2017

July 27, 2017 Ridley's Believe It Or Not Bagpipe Appreciation Day

Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For July 27, 2017 House has voted to appropriate $1.8 billion as a down payment for construction of the much needed wall on our border with Mexico; if you look at the tweet’s from ideologues like Harris, Warren, Sanders, Murray, Schumer et al McCain’s plea for bipartisanship fell on deaf ears but the Reds are trying to craft a “skinny repeal” that will eliminate the most objectionable parts of Obamacare only that may get enough Red votes to pass and send to committee with the House (total drama that brings into question the wisdom of the founding fathers in creating the Senate that was designed to be removed from the democratic passions of the people); more drama and expenditure of political capital at the White House with Trump’s transgender order, Scaramucci and Priebus feuding, and Trump’s tweet rails against Sessions and Mueller (total distraction from what this nation must have—tax cuts, border security, and infrastructure spending); lost in the shuffle in the MSM’s anti-Trump was the announcement that Foxconn which builds parts for Apple products will be building a $10 billion plant in Wisconsin that will create thousands of jobs; on the terror front reports that U.S. Syrian forces have reclaimed half of Raqqa, the “capital of the ISIS Caliphate”; in yet another example of the war by the left on free speech and assembly the Michigan People’s Defense Network is gearing up to disrupt in Michigan a Catholic conference on promoting what is needed for men to be good fathers and husbands; the law firm for the Pakistani IT staffer for Debbie Wasserman Schultz under criminal investigation nabbed trying to flee the country has resorted to parroting the race and Islamophobic card so quickly dropped by many Blues claiming the arrest was due to his ethnicity and religion; we all know that the skies are not friendly in United Airlines for cramped passengers and now that truism will be tested in court for animals as United Airlines is being sued for the death of Simon, a Continental Giant rabbit, who perished on a flight from England to the U.S. (on behalf of all passengers who have endure no service, no food, and no leg room sock it to them jury) through July 26, 2137 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 Sir Mix-a-Lot; factoids of interest for this day in history, a relevant quote from the Korean War Memorial, hoping your day is free from interfacing with people who display inurbanity towards you,  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. Korean War Armistice Daycelebrating the Armistice Agreement signed on this day in 1953 that ended the hostilities on the Korean Peninsula but with no regime change in the North has necessitated the presence of large numbers of U.S. troops who unless we or the Chinese act will soon be armed with nuclear weapons capable of reaching the U.S.  
2. Bagpipe Appreciation Day—celebrating that musical instrument that can continue to play as long as the piper can continue to breath and is great to listen to if going into battle, great to fear if heard through the fog waiting for a bunch of face painted Scots to descend and guaranteed to bring tears to one’s eyes at a funeral when “Amazing Grace” is played.      
3. 1992 Number One Song—the number one song in 1992 on a run of 5 weeks in that position was “Baby Got Back” by Sir Mix-a-Lot. Here is a performance by him of the song:
4. Word of the Day—today’s word of the day is “inurbanity” which means a lack of manners or deportment which is what we are seeing far too often from our politicians which explains the gridlock we are facing in the Swamp.                
5. Ash Hot Rod—celebrating the birth on this day in 1975 of baseball great Alex Rodriguez who ended his career with 696 homeruns even with a one year suspension for using steroids (drugs may enhance performance but in the end like LeMond or Maguire you get caught and all the records and fame go for naught).   
On this day in:                                                                                   
a. 1921 researchers at the University of Toronto discovered that the hormone insulin regulates the blood sugar levels.   
b. 1929 the Geneva Convention regulating the treatment of prisoners was signed by 53 nations.                
c. 1949 in another the world become much smaller moment the de Havilland Comet, the first commercial jet airliner, was flown.
d. 1964 the mission creep to disaster that would become the Vietnam War continued as 5,000 more military advisers were sent to South Vietnam increasing the total to 21,000.  
e. 1974 the House Judiciary Committee voted Articles of Impeachment for obstruction of justice against President Richard Nixon.     
Quotation on the Korean War Memorial which was dedicated on this day in 1995 “Our nation honors its sons and daughters who answered the call to defend a nation they never knew and a people they never met.” 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 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.  
© July 27, 2017, Michael P. Ridley aka the Alaskanpoet 
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