Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For February 26, 2019 Democrats are portrayed as the party of Blues but after block a bill to ban infanticide of a child born after a botched abortion, the party colors should be shed for their hands and souls are coated bloody red and each and every one should hang their head in total shame; on the academic front and why mainstream Americans are getting fed up with indoctrination their kids are receiving at colleges and universities UC Davis professor Joshua Clover has been reprimanded for claiming “cops should be killed” (if he is tenured another reason to change the rules on dismissing nonperforming professors; the House on largely party lines voted to block Trump’s Emergency Declaration (what is outrageous about Pelosi’s tyranny is most if not all of the Democrats have never been to the border to see the horde of unskilled illegals pouring across while secure in their gated and walled mansions totally ignoring the advice of the Border Patrol that walls work); House Democrats are on a tear to impose stricter gun control legislation by expanded background checks on private transactions, gun shows and interfamily transfers while Illinois and New York Democrats have introduced legislation to require the production of a gun license applicant of the applicant’s social media history (law abiding citizens run the great risk of being converted into criminals as the Democrat’s war on the 2nd Amendment is ramped up); The View, 3 of whose members are the troika of being without a clue, erupted in chaos as Meghan McCain vocally and with frequent interruptions blasted Democrats’ blocking in the Senate a bill to ban the killing of babies born after a failed abortion (to see how outrageous the Democrats have become listen to the story of Melissa Ohden who was born after a failed abortion https://www.foxnews.com/politics/abortion-survivor-senate-dems-are-willing-to-sacrifice-lives-like-mine-to-keep-abortion-on-demand); wearing a MAGA to the left is a license to be attacked as a man wearing one found out a restaurant in Massachusetts when he was attacked by an illegal female alien from Brazil who is now in ICE custody and hopefully will be quickly deported; conservatives at Cal are rightfully upset that the thug who appeared on camera clearly has not be arrested after sucker punching a student in the mouth; Kamala Harris supports infanticide, legalization of marijuana and prostitution all the while calling Trump and his supporters racists (what about the STDs one picks up from prostitutes Kamala or does that merely indicate collateral damage by consenting adults?).
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1. Liberation Day Kuwait—celebrating the liberation of Kuwait from Iraq by the shock and awe of the U.S. led coalition.
2. National Thermos Day—commemorating the commercialization of the thermos bottle or vacuum flask invented by Sir James Dewey in 1892 by Thermos GmbH in 1904; Dewar never filed a patent for his invention and received not pfennig from the company.
3. 1946 Number One Song— the number one song on this day in 1946 on a run of 1 week in that position was “Doctor, Lawyer Indian Chief” by the Betty Hutton. Here is a recording of the song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zZYYqQInrDg
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 “orthoepy” which means correct pronunciation which is always a good trait to possess when communicating by conversation.
5. A Honeymoon of the Small Screen—celebrating the birth on this day in 1916 of heavy smoking and overweight actor and comedian Jackie Gleason who with Art Carney had a long running series The Honeymooners and who resurrected his career on the big screen with such movies as Smokey and the Bandit. He passed away at the age of 71 not from lung cancer but colon cancer.
On this day in:
a. 1616 Galileo Galilei was banned by the Catholic Church for teaching that the Earth revolved around the Sun.
b. 1935 Robert Watson-Watt carried out a demonstration at Daventry which led to the development of radar which was so critical for Britain to win the Battle of Britain.
c. 1971 UN Secretary-General U Thant signed a proclamation proclaiming the vernal equinox as Earth Day.
d. 1993 in a prelude to 9-11 a truck bomb in the underground parking structure of the North Tower at the World Trade Center exploded killing 6 and injuring a 1000.
e. 2012 a gated community security guard in Sanford, Florida George Zimmerman shot and killed 17 year old Trayvon Martin. Charged with 2nd degree murder, George Zimmerman was acquitted.
Reflections on killing of Trayvon Martin: “You can stand your ground if you're white, and you can use a gun to do it. But if you stand your ground with your fists and you're black, you're dead.” David Simon The Wire: The Truth Be Told
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