Wednesday, April 18, 2018

April 18, 2018 Ridley's Believe It Or Not National Newspaper Columnists Day

Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For April 18, 2018 On the illegal alien front news that should really make you want to take to the streets in protest as DHS released a report on the dozens upon dozens of illegal alien gang members including MS-13 that were released from incarceration despite the fact that there were outstanding detainer requests from ICE with the greatest number being released in California (thanks for putting us at risk Moonbeam while you are fully protect by police packing heat and thank God that Orange County has told Moonbeam to take a hike and will publish names and release dates of illegals in its jails--; former FLOTUS Barbara Bush has passed at age 92 leaving her husband of over 72 years in a world of grief as outpourings of sympathy and prayers pour in (save from one very angry progressive English professor at Fresno State who in a profanity laced tweet was glad she had died-what a disgrace mocking academic freedom); the passengers on the Southwest Airlines’ flight that had one jet engine fail are very lucky to have had one of the first female naval aviators, Tammie Jo Shults, as a pilot to safely land the damaged aircraft; Comey continues to embarrass himself and the FBI with the aid of the Cack News Network by spreading a discredited salacious rumor that Trump was watching prostitutes urinate on each other as he tries to sell what is turning out to be a complete dud of a book; Trump wants to remove some irresponsible domestic spending increases in the Omnibus spending bill recently passed which McConnell has said is an idea DOA (Reds are smoking crack or meth if they think after their miserable performance that voters will give them another two years in control of both houses of government); in Chicago through April 17, 2018, 631 people have been shot, of whom 106 have died.
        As always, I hope you enjoy today’s holidays and observances, a music link to The Chiffons, factoids of interest for this day in history, the fact that you have mastered magirics and a relevant quote by Samantha Cameron on being a conservative,  secure in the knowledge that if you want to find a gift for any memorable events like 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. International Day for Monuments and Sites—created by UNESCO in 1983 to promote awareness of the cultural diversity represented by such monuments and sites, their vulnerabilities and the need and means to protect them.  
2. National Newspaper Columnists Day—created by National Association of Newspaper Columnists formed in 1977 to promote and recognize the contributions of newspaper columnists to our society and celebrated on the anniversary of Ernie Pyle’s death on this day in 1945 while covering the war in the Pacific.    
3. 1963 Number One Song— the number one song in 1963 on a run of 4 weeks in that position was “He’s So Fine” by The Chiffons.  Here is a recording of the song:
4. Word of the Day—today’s word of the day is “magirics” which means to the science or art of cooking, which is a great skill to possess especially if you want to entertain at home.
5. Creative Line of Royalty—celebrating the birth on this day in 1971 of Samantha Cameron, direct descendant of King Charles II, successful creative director of Smythson of Bond Street and wife of former British Prime Minister David Cameron.
         On this day in: 
a. 1906 a large 7.9 earthquake and ensuing fire destroyed 80 percent of San Francisco and killed some 3,000 people.  
b. 1943 Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto, the architect of the bombing of Pearl Harbor, was shot down and killed by U.S. P-38 fighters while flying to inspect troops on Bougainville Island.
c. 1946 the International Court of Justice held its first session at The Hague, Netherlands.
d. 1954 Gamal Abdel Nassar seized power in Egypt.
e. 1983 a suicide bomber detonated outside the U.S. Embassy in Beirut, Lebanon,  killing 63 people.  
Reflections on what it means to be a true conservative: “I'm definitely a Tory. My dad was a Conservative councillor, and I spent years as a child knocking on doors with him. I'm a Tory because I'm passionate about business and enterprise. But I am also a compassionate Conservative. There should always be a net through which no one should fall.”
Samantha Cameron. Definitely right on point and advice we all should heed.
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