Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For August 10, 2018 The circus over the Manafort trial continues with Mueller’s witch-hunt team filing a complaint that the trial court judge is wrongly attacking them in front of the jury and proceedings were mysteriously delayed for several hours (total joke as the trial has nothing to do with Russian collusion which was supposed to be the rationale for Mueller’s appointment); while Pelosi is urging people to vote Blue to give illegal aliens leverage, a growing number of Blues are indicating they will not vote to support her as House speaker if the House flips (sobering thought--if the House does flip Mad Maxine will chair the House Finance Services Committee); NASA is preparing to launch a space probe to orbit the Sun only 4.3 million miles from it; Chicago pastor Gregory Livingston who has castigated Mayor Rahm Emanuel for being MIA in the gun violence in Chicago has called upon President Trump to send in the National Guard; the DOJ is investigating allegations at Lowell Correctional Facility in Florida that women inmates were forced to have sex in exchange for basic necessities like soap and toilet paper; Vox and Pro Publica are being slammed for downplaying the threat of MS-13 in a recently released video (this gang is one of the most violent deadly gangs to appear on the scene in decades and needs to be exterminated without mercy); the leftist whackos on the 9th Circuit have recently ruled that the mother of a teenager in Mexico killed by a Border Patrol Agent in the U.S. has standing to sue for her son’s death (hopefully SCOTUS will take the case and as it has in so many cases reverse this court’s idiocy); on the judicial front confirmation hearings in Judge Kavanaugh will start on September 4; in Chicago while Rahm Emanuel imitates Nero playing the fiddle through August 9, 2018 1848 people mostly of color have been shot by mostly people of color, of whom 302 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 mostly people of color by mostly people of color and when will Emanuel who has been MIA resign or be voted out of office?)
As always, I hope you enjoy today’s holidays and observances, a music link to Brian Hyland, factoids of interest for this day in history, the fact that you are not overcome with moria in your thoughts, and a relevant quote from Kylie Jenner life after 30, 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 Bio Diesel Day—promoting the use of renewable diesel fuels from oils derived from plants.
2. Smithsonian Day—celebrating the creation of the Smithsonian Museum on this day in 1846; it is one of the great museums in the world and most definitely worthy of a visit when in Washington, D.C.
3. 1960 Number One Song— the number one song in 1960 on a run of 1 week in that position was “Itsy Bitsy Teeny Weeny Yellow Polkadot Bikini” by Brian Hyland. Here is a recording of the song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ICkWjdQuK7Q
4. Word of the Day—today’s word of the day is “moria” which means folly which describes the gridlock in the Swamp to a tee.
5. Keeping Up With the Siblings—celebrating the birthday on this day in 1997 of Kylie Jenner, noted reality performer and entrepreneur of her own cosmetic line.
On this day in:
a. 1948 Candid Camera made its television debut.
b. 1954 at Massena, New York the ground breaking ceremony for the St. Lawrence Seaway to link the Great Lakes with the Atlantic Ocean was held.
c. 1977 David Berkowitz aka the Son of Sam was arrested for a string of murders occurring for a little over a year that terrorized the city of New York; tried and sentenced to consecutive life sentences, he is still rotting in prison.
d. 1988 President Ronald Reagan signed into law the Civil Liberties Act of 1988 providing for the payment of $20,000 to each Japanese American interned or relocated during World War II.
e. 1995 Terry Nichols and Timothy McVeigh were indicted for the Oklahoma City bombing.
Reflections on life after 30: “When I'm, like, 30, I want to go off the map, have a family, and live in Malibu with a farm, and just raise my own chickens.” Kylie Jenner Only nine years to go before she crosses that bridge.
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