Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For July 24, 2018 Trump spoke at the VFW Convention to rousing cheers and applause as he touted the growth of the economy fueled by the tax cut which every Blue voted against, castigated Democrats for wanting open borders and the abolishment of ICE and in a touching moment invited a 94 year old vet up to the stage and welcomed him to the Oval Office on his 95th birthday in April (he also castigated the Blues who voted against confirming Robert Wilkiee who was confirmed 86-9); Senator Claire McCaskill locked in a tight race to keep her Senate seat was hit with a damaging report of her husband’s affordable housing business being the recipient of $131 million in subsidies (no evidence showing she was involved in directing the subsidies to her husband but the optics stink and reinforce the idea that the Swamp exists to further the wealth of politicians and their relatives and allies); that once beautiful city by the bay, San Francisco, destroyed by drugs, criminal illegals and homelessness is registering undocumented aliens (PC be damned illegal aliens) to be able to vote in school board elections—most likely just the first step in giving them the right to vote in state elections to elect more Democrats; Clare Bronfam, multimillionaire heiress to the Seagram fortune, was arrested along with three others for their involvement with NXIVM which has been charged with conspiracy to commit crimes like identity theft, harboring of aliens for financial gain, extortion, forced labor, sex trafficking, money laundering, wire fraud and obstruction of justice; clueless Behar and Meghan McCain clashed on The View over the Blues being taken over by Socialists with Behar likening Socialists to liberals and McCain castigating their policies (just look to Venezuela to see the disaster of socialistic policies); Ivanka Trump, frustrated over the restrictions she had placed on her fashion company to avoid conflict of interest while she serves in the White House, has shut the company down; the Ninth Circuit may be reading the tea leaves of the shift in SCOTUS configuration ruled again in favor of the 2nd Amendment ruling that it applies outside the home as well; through July 23, 2018, 1623 people mostly of color have been shot by mostly people of color, of whom 261 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 Ink Spots, factoids of interest for this day in history, the fact that you are not the subject of misprise; a relevant quote from Karl Malone, 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. National Thermal Engineers Day—created in 2010 to honor the contribution of thermal engineers to manage and dissipate hear in electronic products thereby enabling greater computer power and faster speed to be packed into electronic devices.
2. National Drive Through Day—created by Jack in the Box in 2002 to celebrate the convenience of never having to get out of your car to order and receive fast food and today with the rise of hybrids not having to feel guilty while waiting in line with the engine running of spewing carbon emissions into the atmosphere..
3. 1946 Number One Song— the number one song in 1946 on a run of 10 weeks in that position was “The Gypsy” by the Ink Spots. Here is a recording of the song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vG6g5CkyWAo
4. Word of the Day—today’s word of the day is “misprise” which means to scorn which when describing the elites’ view of the deplorables or MSM describes their feelings to a tee.
5. Nothing Stops the Mail—celebrating the birth on this day in 1963 of Karl Malone aka the Mailman, noted retired professional basketball player with the Utah Jazz where with teammate John Stockton perfected the give and go play to great effect against opposing teams.
On this day in:
a. 1901 William Sydney Porter better known to his fans as O. Henry was released from prison after serving a three sentence for bank embezzlement.
b. 1966 Michael Pelkey and Brian Schubert made the first BASE jump from El Capitan in Yosemite National Park and were rewarded with broken bones for their efforts..
c. 1983 George Brett mentioned by Trump today at his VFW Convention speech hit a game winning home run against the Yankees only to have it disqualified for using excessive amounts of pine tar with the result that the Yankees won the game but the victory was short-lived as the Royals appealed to the Commissioner who ruled the game be replayed at the point when Brett came to bat which resulted in a Royal victory when the game was replaued.
d. 1987 in an age is only a state of mind, Hulda Crook at 91 became the oldest person to climb Mt. Fuji, Japan’s highest peak.
e. 2001 Simeon Saxe-Coburg-Gotha, a former Tsar when he was a child, was sworn in as Prime Minister of Bulgaria, becoming the first monarch to be elected by democratic vote rule a country from a different office.
Reflections on military service by one appreciative basketball player: “I have many friends and family members who have served (or are currently serving) in our nation's Armed Forces. I have such a profound respect for what they do day in and day out.” Karl Malone.
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