Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For July 13, 2018 In an attempt to divert claims of being a witch-hunt, the DOJ announced indictments against 12 Russian governmental officials for hacking into the DNC’s server which has prompted Blue calls for Trump to cancel his summit with Putin or at least meet with him with other Americans in the room (Blues still stuck on myth that Trump is a puppet of Putin); Trump is in London today while anti-Trump protestors demonstrate and he held a complimentary joint press conference with Prime Minister May; Harvey Weinstein has admitted that he offered actresses acting roles in exchange for sex but justified the practice as everyone in Hollywood does it (what a pathetic pervert that the left supported as it railed on the Reds’ war on women); Behar has made a fool of herself yet again on The View attacking Trey Gowdy for supporting Trump because he is afraid of losing his seat when he has announced his retirement in January (talk about a clueless left wing out of touch show that even with Meghan McCain as a panel member does not restore it to sanity); the DOJ has announced plans to appeal the District Court ruling approving the merger of AT&T and Time Warner; a jury has awarded $4.7 billion to 22 women and their families against Johnson and Johnson in their suit that baby powder caused ovarian cancer; through July 12, 2018, 1494 people mostly of color have been shot by mostly people of color, of whom 237 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?).
As always, I hope you enjoy today’s holidays and observances, a music link to Drake, factoids of interest for this day in history, the fact that in dealing with people you are not mesquin; a relevant quote from the Reverend Charles Rey on the New York City Draft Riots, 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. Go West Day—celebrating the expansion on manifest destiny of the U.S. to expand beyond the confines of the East Coast so if already here in the West Coast, a great day to go to the beach.
2. Fool’s Paradise Day—in a day with no holidays or observances worthy to not, absolutely clueless on how this day originated.
3. 2016 Number One Song— the number one song in 2016 on a run of 12 weeks in that position was “One Dance” by Drake feat. Wiz Kid & Kyla. Here is a recording of the song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vcer12OFU2g
4. Word of the Day—today’s word of the day is “mesquin” which means mean or ungracious which sadly describes the state of politics to a tee.
5. If I Had A Hammer—celebrating the birth on this day in 1942 of Harrison Ford who while working as a carpenter for George Lucas landed a role in American Graffiti and went on to starring roles in the Star Wars series and Raiders of the Lost Ark and sequels.
On this day in:
a. 1863 opponents of conscription began three days of rioting in New York City.
b. 1923 the Hollywood sign was dedicated in Hollywood, California.
c. 1973 Alexander Butterfield revealed the existence of Nixon’s secret taping system in the White House.
d. 1985 Vice President George H.W. Bush became acting president for a day when President Ronald Reagan underwent surgery for removal of polyps.
e. 2016 David Cameron resigned as Prime Minister of the U.K. to be succeeded by Theresa May who is holding on by a slender thread today due to her handling of Brexit.
Reflections on the New York City Draft Riots: “But when we had concluded our work with the Relief Committee, our missionary work with these still suffering people was not done; with some of them it had just begun. Their claims for household goods were still unpaid, and they were destitute of everything needful for use and comfort. None know, excepting those who have witnessed it, the extent of the suffering among them.” Reverend Charles Rey, pastor of Bethesda Church in Manhattan 1863
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