Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For August 10, 2017 The one two punch of the failure to repeal and replace and a lack of tax cuts (not high expectations Mitch which is why a Ditch Mitch movement is gaining ground) and the concern over war with N. Korea is tanking the market while the robots of North Korea were out it force demonstrating their support for their fearless lunatic while in the Swamp Blues were castigating Trump for his strong stand and harsh words Kim (fortunately appeasers like Clinton and Obama who helped put us in this mess have been silent); N. Korea must understand that an attack on Guam is an attack on the U.S. and will result in megatons of nuclear weapons rained down on Kim’s head obliterating him and every member of his family along with sadly millions of innocents; Dan Rather the discredited former anchor of CBS News is back in the headlines praising the leakers from the Trump Administration (anyone listening to this bogus 86 year old liberal journalist is wasting their time); following the early morning raid on Manafort’s home by the FBI lawyers for Trump have come out swinging denouncing the warrant as being obtained by fraudulent representations to the court (Mueller and his HRC supporters team may be on a huge fishing trip far beyond the discredited Russian collusion delusion to perpetrate revenge for Trump firing Comey while the true felons HRC with her obstruction of justice by destroying her emails and her quid pro quo at State and Lynch handcuffing Comey are totally untouched); on the PC front three Portland area schools which had the name Lynch in their titles to honor the Lynch family that donated land over 100 years ago on which the schools reside are dropping the name because it might offend minority students; on the voter fraud front worthy of Chicago and a chilling reminder of why we need proof of citizenship to be able to vote, a Virginia college student working for the Democratic Party was sentenced to 100 days in jail for fraudulently registering voters, including those who had already died (slap on the wrist—should have been sent to prison for at least 5 years) through August 9, 2017, 2279 people have been shot in Chicago 394 of whom have died.
As always, I hope you enjoy today’s holidays and observances, a music link to Nelly Furtado featuring Timbaland, factoids of interest for this day in history, a relevant quote by President Lyndon B. Johnson on the Watts Riots, deeply disappointed that the Clintons are not subject to isonomy like we mere mortals are, 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. International Biodiesel Day—commemorating this day in 1893 when Rudolph Diesel’s diesel engine was started and ran on peanut oil which is a renewable resource.
2. World Lion Day—promoting the need to protect the king of beasts from loss of habitat and poaching.
3. 2006 Number One Song—the number one song in 2006 on a long run of 6 weeks in that position was “Promiscuous” by Nelly Furtado featuring Timbaland. Here is a performance of the song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0J3vgcE5i2o
4. Word of the Day—today’s word of the day is “isonomy” means that citizens of a state have equality of the law which in the case of the Clintons seems not to apply to them otherwise both would be in prison unless pardoned by Obama or Trump in a Ford like moment.
5. An Apple and HP’s Loss—celebrating the birth on this day in 1950 of Steve Wozniak the co-founder of Apple Computer and the inventor of the Apple I and II computers who left Hewlett Packard to form Apple with Steve Jobs.
On this day in:
a. 1628 the Swedish warship Vasa, one of the most powerful warships of her time sank within 20 minutes on her maiden voyage leaving Stockholm and was resurfaced in 1961 to become one of Sweden’s most popular museums.
b. 1793 the Louvre Museum was officially opened in Paris, France.
c. 1846 the Smithsonian Institution was chartered by Congress after James Smithson had donated $500,00 to it.
d. 1948 Candid Camera made its television debut.
e. 1988 in a what took you so long moment, President Reagan signed the Civil Liberties Act of 1988 providing for payment of $20,000 to any Japanese American interned or relocated during World War II.
Reflections on Japanese Americans and internment: “During World War II, law-abiding Japanese-American citizens were herded into remote internment camps, losing their jobs, businesses and social standing, while an all-Japanese-American division fought heroically in Europe.” Tom Brokaw. Sadly, one of the worst things this government has done to its citizens and compounded by SCOTUS that upheld Roosevelt’s Executive Order calling for internment. 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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