Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For July 23, 2018 Senator Rand Paul has written Trump demanding that John Brennan infamous for claiming ridiculously that Trump had committed treason for disbelieving his intel during the joint press conference in Helsinki lose his security clearance as he is monetizing it by being a pundit for MSNBC; bowing to threats of impeachment the FBI has released the FISA warrant application on Carter Page which is heavily redacted but does show the Steele dossier paid for by the DNC and the HRC was the foundation for the issuance of the warrant (the only collusion in the campaign was between HRC and the Russians providing unverified and false information on Trump to her campaign and what the FBI did should scare the living daylights of all Americans regardless of political affiliation); Sacha Cohen duped another victim, Republican state representative Jason Spencer to drop his pants and use the n-word on his show, prompting calls from both sides of the aisle for his resignation (how stupid can a person be); a 20 foot long pregnant Great White nicknamed Deep Blue was caught on camera of the coast of Baja California by cameramen in a shark cage filming for Shark Week:
Leftist comedian Trevor Noah is in hot water after a video has resurfaced of his mocking and demeaning indigenous women in Australia; on the Stormy Daniels front, the aging porn star and her husband have filed for divorce; no wonder Chicago when it comes to politics is viewed as the corrupt capital of the world as mayoral candidate Willie Wilson handed out $300,000 in cash to churchgoers (voters) on Sunday; on the journalism front The New York Daily News noted for its anti-Trump first pages has fired half of its staff and its top editor;
through July 22, 2018, 1604 people mostly of color have been shot by mostly people of color, of whom 260 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 Johnny Mercer, factoids of interest for this day in history, the fact that you are misocapnic; a relevant quote from Monica Lewinsky, 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. World Sjögren's Day—created in 2010 to promote research into find a cure for Sjoogren’s disease, an autoimmune disease that causes white blood cells to attack moisture producing glands in the body; the disease was named after Dr. Henrik Sjogren who discovered the disease in 1933.
2. Hot Enough for Ya Day—celebrating a whimsical holiday which if on the West Coast, the answer today would be yes as much of Southern California is sweltering under triple digit temperatures.
3. 1945 Number One Song— the number one song in 1945 on a run of 7 weeks in that position was “On The Atchinson, Topeka & Santa Fe” by Johnny Mercer. Here is a recording of the song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cmBKHSZ1pcU
4. Word of the Day—today’s word of the day is “misocapnic” which means hating tobacco and its smoke which is a good attitude to have if we are ever going to cut down on deaths from lung cancer.
5. To Bring Down A President—celebrating the birth on this day in 1973 of former White House intern Monica Lewinsky whose affair with Bill Clinton did not result in impeachment only embarrassment; she was vilified by Clinton and his allies and history should record her as the true victim of this sexual predator.
On this day in:
a. 1885 a heavy cigar smoker, Ulysses S. Grant died of throat cancer.
b. 1962 Telstar relayed the first Trans-Atlantic television broadcast which featured Walter Cronkite.
c. 1967 rioting began on 12th Street in a predominantly African American section of Detroit which when it ended 5 days later had resulted in 43 deaths, over 1,000 people injured, over 7,000 arrests and some 2000 buildings damaged.
d. 1992 near Santa Clarita, California actor Vic Morrow and two children are killed when a helicopter crashes into them while filming the movie: Twilight Zone: The Movie.
e. 1992 a Vatican commission led by Joseph Ratzinger established that limiting certain rights of homosexuals and non-married couples was not the equivalence of discrimination on race or gender.
Reflections on Bill Clinton: “When I think of the person that I thought was Bill Clinton, I think he had genuine remorse. When I think of the person that I now see is 100 percent politician, I think he's sorry he got caught.” Monica Lewinsky Wise words from the real victim in this case who like the other victims of Clintons reptilian brain have been vilified by HRC and the MSM, in a true war on women.
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