Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For July 20, 2018 Terrifying tragedy on a Duck boat on a lake in the Ozarks that capcized during a sudden storm, killing 17 passengers; the aging Sanders and the young socialist Ocasio-Lopez appeared on a campaign stage together claiming socialism is the face of the Democratic Party (Blues should ramp up the film clips of the chaos in Venezuela to show what that failed ideology brings); the Magic Kingdom has severed ties with director James Gunn of the Guardians of the Galaxy and The Avengers after discovering old tweets on pedaphilia and rape (what a total leftis scumbag); in a surprise move the leftist 9th Circuit upheld a lower court ruling calling California’s ban on large magazines to be unconstitutional; New Jersey one of the high tax states is looking at taxing tap water to raise money to repair its aging water delivery system; the mantra that Trump is a puppet of Putin suffered a severe blow when the Pentagon announced it was send $200 million of military aid to Ukraine;in California a ballot iniative is collecting signatures to rescind the legislation that allows illegals to obtain drivers licenses; in another example of the ineptness at the VA, a new survey released that whistleblowers at the VA were more likely than their peers at other federal agencies to be the subject of retaliatory action (the solution to this is to allow vets to go to the private sector to receive care and close down VA facilities); through July 19, 2018, 1556 people mostly of color have been shot by mostly people of color, of whom 250 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 the Kay Kyser, factoids of interest for this day in history, the fact that we do not have a milquetoast as president, a relevant quote from James Holmes from his diary, 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. International Chess Day—celebrated since 1966 to promote the game of chess and celebrated on this day as it is the anniversary of the founding of the International Chess Foundation in 1924.
2. Moon Day—celebrating the landing on the Moon in 1969 by the United States.
3. 1942 Number One Song— the number one song in 1942 on a run of 8 weeks in that position was “Jingle Jangle Jingle” by Kay Kyser. Here is a recording of the song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5RcJLOl1nPk
4. Word of the Day—today’s word of the day is “milquetoast” which means a timid unassertive person which fortunately our president is not.
5. Crocodile Hunttress celebrating the birth on this day in 1964 of Terri Irwin widow of Steve Irwin who after his death has continued his wildlife activism role.
On this day in:
a. 1973 Bruce Lee, noted Chinese martial arts actor, died from a brain edema possibly caused by use of pain killer medications.
b. 1997 the restored USS Constitution, the oldest commissioned ship in the U.S. Navy set sail for the first time in 116 years in Boston Harbor.
c. 2012 James Holmes at a movie theater in Auroa, Colorado shot and killed 12 patrons and wounded 70 others before arrested by police; he is in prison serving 12 life sentences without possibility of parole.
d. 2015 the U.S. and Cuba resumed full diplomatic relations after five decades.
e. 2017 O.J. Simpson was granted parole after serving 9 years of a 33 year sentence for armed robbery in Las Vegas.
Reflections from a very disturbed mind: "The mind is actually tricked into believing an action precedes the event that caused it." James Holmes as entered in his diary.
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