Saturday, July 14, 2018

July 14, 2018 Ridley's Believe It Or Not Bastille Day

Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For July 14, 2018 Lisa Page testified before the House in closed session in what has been reported as a “smirkless and responsive” session but unfortunately with a transcript not as yet released; despite millions being spent by the left in opposition to the nomination of Bret Kavanah, several Blues in tough elections are indicating they will ignore the ads and vote yes on the nomination; stung by criticism Steve Cohen has apologized for his urging that Strzock be awarded the Purple Heart; Blues are making fools of themselves demanding that as a result of the indictments, Trump cancel the summit with Putin (what a great bargaining chip to thrust in Putin’s face to force a change in behavior or face more sanctions); Sadig Khan, the mayor of London who allowed the anti-Trump balloon and Trump are in a snit fit with Trump and critics slamming him for the rise in crime in London; Alan Dershowitz has indicated the 12 indictments against Russian agents prove that there is no justification for the continuation of the probe by Robert Mueller; in what should come as another example of how difficult it is to drain the Swamp, Strzock is still getting a paycheck from the FBI; Papa John’s Pizza whose CEO John Schattner resigned for using the N word in a conference call has removed his likeness from all marketing brochures;  through July 13, 2018, 1504 people mostly of color have been shot by mostly people of color, of whom 238 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 guilty of metachrosis relevant quote from the Maximilien Du Robespierre on the French Revolution, 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. Bastille Day—celebrating the storming of the Bastille in Paris in 1789 which led to the French Revolution which toppled the monarchy and resulted in the execution of the French king and queen.
2. National Tape Measure Day—commemorating the issuance of a patent to Alvin Fellows on this day in 1868 for a retractable tape measure which made life for carpenters, tailors and craftsmen much easier.
3. 2016 Number One Song— the number one song in 2016 on a run of 10 weeks in that position was “One Dance” by Drake feat. Wizkid and Kyla. Here is a recording of the song:
4. Word of the Day—today’s word of the day is “metachrosis” which means the ability of animals to change color a trait which most politicians lack as they will not reach across the aisle to ease gridlock in the Swamp.
5. Change in Color Is Good—celebrating the birth on this day in 1951 of Susana Martinez who switched political affiliation from Democrat to Republican in 1995 and is now the governor of New Mexico, the first Hispanic female to be a governor.
    On this day in: 
a. 1943 in Diamond, Missouri the George Washington Carver National Monument became the first national monument to honor the contributions of an African American.
b. 1957 Rawya Atewa took her seat in Egypt’s National Assembly to become the first female parliamentarian in the Arab world.
c. 1969 the Federal Reserve began withdrawing bills larger that $100 from circulation. 
d. 1962 386BSD was released by Lynn and William Jolitz inaugurating the Open Source Revolution.
e. 2016 a jihadist terrorist in Nice, France in a rental truck killed 86 pedestrians and injured over 400 before being shot and killed by police.
    Reflections on Bastille Day and the French Revolution: “Peoples do not judge in the same way as courts of law; they do not hand down sentences, they throw thunderbolts; they do not condemn kings, they drop them back into the void; and this justice is worth just as much as that of the courts.” Maximilien Du Robespierre Virtue and Terror
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