Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For January 31, 2019 The death from from the arctic vortex that has descended on the Midwest with some areas being hit with -40 to -65 degree temperatures due to the wind chill factor has risen to at least 10 people is finally leaving us with temperatures expect to rise above 0 in the coming days; Katy Tur a typical slanted “journalist” from the Mostly Slanted News Biased Company made a fool out of herself by claiming there is no middle class in America; Bobbsey Twins in the Senate Harris and Feinstein from the left are in a major snit fit over Trump’s nomination of 2 conservative judges to the ultra left 9th Circuit which leads all circuits in terms of being overturned by SCOTUS due to its rulings that defy the Constitution (regardless of what happens in 2020 Trump will have significantly realigned the federal judiciary to a more Constitutional leaning); on the Virginia infanticide front the co-sponsor of Blue Representative Tran’s bill to permit abortion up to the moment of birth state she had not read the bill and did not understand the implications (we condemned the Third Reich for euthanizing individuals who had mental problems and we should rise up in utter rejections to oppose Blues like Cuomo who support infanticide up to the moment of birth); on the border security front and a wake up call to the Blues who in their desire for more potential voters, legal or otherwise, support open borders, the Border Patrol announced the arrest of an illegal trying to smuggle enough fentanyl to kill 57 million Americans; on the Blue war on women front the Blues with only 17 of its caucus with spines to vote no voted against a move by Reds to deny federal workers disciplined for sexual harassment from getting a raise with the socialist troika of AOC, Rashida Tliab and Omar IIham voting with the majority; Connecticut which is a failed state when it comes to taxes is now considering sales taxes on groceries and prescription drugs (when will our “leaders” get a wake up call to spend less and tax less or in the case of Connecticut watch more and more people and companies leave the state); the California Parole Board recommended parole for Leslie Van Houten one on the Manson followers how participated in the gruesome murder of a very pregnant Sharon Tate to move the issue of her release to leftist Gavin Newsom (since he will imitate Jerry Brown on fiscal matters of more spending he should ape his predecessor and deny parole); as the Blues spiral further and further to the left, a slender reed of hope they might return to the party of JFK as mayor of South Bend and potential presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg slammed Rep. IIlhan Omar for her comparison of Israel to Iran.
As always, I hope you enjoy today’s holidays and observances, music links to Flo Rida featuring T-Low, factoids of interest for this day in history, the fact that you are blessed by not having a onychocrytosis and a relevant quote from Tony Snow on Social Security, 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. Hell Is Freezing Over Day—clueless to know where this came from to promote the say till hell freezes over but given the freezing arctic vortex that has killed at least 10 people in the Midwest perhaps appropriate observance for the days.
2. Appreciate Your Social Security Check Day—celebrating the issue of the first Social Security check on this day in 1940 to Ida May Fuller in the amount of $22.54; sadly if we do not reform Social Security we may be in less than a decade or so commemorating the end of Social Security.
3. 2008 Number One Song— the number one song on this day in 2008 on a run of 10 weeks in that position was “Low” by Flo-Rida feat. T-Low. Here is a recording of the song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tO9rtkNkKMg
4. Word of the Day—today’s word of the day as we move from words beginning with “n” to words beginning with “o” is “onychocryptosis” which means an ingrowing toenail which describes to a tee the pain being inflicted on mainstream America by the denizens of the Swamp.
5. To Steal Home And Break The Barrier—celebrating the birth on this day in 1919 of Jackie Robinson Number 42 who broke the color barrier in Major League Baseball and among other stats set the record for stealing home base at 19. Sadly he died way too early in 1972 from a heart attack.
On this day in:
a. 1747 the first clinic in London for venereal diseases opened.
b. 1945 Private Eddie Slovik had the dubious distinction of being the only American soldier since the Civil War of being executed for desertion.
c. 1950 President Harry S. Truman announced a program to develop the hydrogen bomb.
d. 1968 in the early morning hours Viet Cong guerillas attacked and penetrated the compound the American Embssy in Saigon during the Tet Offensive before being killed.
e. 2012 the Toyota Corolla became the best selling car in history, selling 37.5 million units.
Reflections on coming crisis in Social Secuity: “Today there are about 40 million retirees receiving benefits; by the time all the baby boomers have retired, there will be more than 72 million retirees drawing Social Security benefits.” Tony Snow, noted journalist, commentator and press secretary under George W. Bush who died way too early of colon cancer at 53.
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