Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For June 29, 2019 After being excoriated by the illegal alien queen Harris who brazenly is and condemned for offering T-shirts with the logo “That Little Girl Was Me,”, Spartacus chimed in against Biden slamming him for insensitive racial language when on Friday he claimed the the “next kid wearing a hoodie could be the next poet laureate (disagree with Biden’s policies and economic record but Blues behind him are becoming way to PC sensitive); at the G-20 Trump hit back at Carter for his claim that Trump was an illegitimate president due to Russian meddling and asserted he was a terrible president which he was and slammed Harris for getting too much credit in the debate (wonder what nickname he will pick for the illegal alien queen to torpedo her candidacy?); on the Chinese tariff wars, Trump announced at the G-20 that Chinese telecom giant Huawei will be allowed to purchase goods from American suppliers and reports indicate that the U.S. may delay imposing tariffs on an additional $300 billion of Chinese goods as trade talks will continue (is Trump caving or part of a sound negotiation strategy?); Luisa Alvarez, a first responder with the NYPD bomb squad who testified with Jon Stewart before Congress on the lack of funding for first responders who have come down with life threatening diseases due to responding to 9/11 has died two weeks after his testimony from colon cancer (not a stellar moment for our legislators especially Blues more concerned about the welfare of illegals); in a 180 from Horace Greeley’s advice to “Go West” a new study that to find affordable housing, prospective homeowners struggling to find affordable housing to buy should look East especially Pittsburgh (values may be down as many cheap houses are in the East where high taxes predominate and people are leaving in droves flooding the markets with houses for sale); Judge Haywood Gilliam, another unelected judge appointed by Barack Obama, has quashed Trump’s plans to divert military funds to curtail the invasion that is swamping our southern border and creating havoc with our security; an heir to the Disney fortune, Abigail Disney, has called for a ‘wealth tax” to support ameliorating the inequality of income (best way as Gates, Bezos and Zuckerberg and others have proved is to support policies that encourage entrepreneurship like lower taxes and less crushing regulations); through June 27, 2019 1221 people have been shot in Chicago of whom 227 have died (what makes the Smollett case so frustrating and why the appointment of a special prosecutor should be applauded, is that it forced the city of Chicago to allocate scarce detective resources when in only 9% of the shootings resulting in murder has a suspect being charged this year).
1. World Scleroderma Awareness Day—created by the Systemic Scleroderma World Congress in Florence in 2010 to be celebrated on June 29, the birthday of noted painter Paul Klee who suffered from the disease and died on this day in 1940; the disease is an auto immune disease that affects the connective tissue and is life threatening with no known cure as of yet.
2. National Camera Day—celebrating the invention of the camera which has changed the world by creating records of what the world really is or what the viewer would like to alter it to be and through the use of body cams, security cams, and ubiquitous cell phone cams has made the world a much safer place albeit with some loss of privacy as collateral damage.
3. 1958 Number One Song—the number one song on this day in 1958 with 7 weeks in that position was “The Purple People Eater* by Sheb Wooley. Here is a recording of the song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X9H_cI_WCnE The noted singer and actor was forced into retirement in 1999 and four years later at the age of 82 on September 16, 2003,the leukemia Purple People Eater visited him for the last time.
4. Word of the Day—today’s word of the day as we move from words beginning with “o” to words beginning with “p” is “perstringe” which means to restrain or censure which describes to a tee what Pelosi needs to do with the antics of AOC, Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib.
5. Don’t Hold the Mayo—celebrating the birth on this day in 1861 of noted American surgeon William James Mayo, co-founder of the world renowned Mayo Clinic.
As always, I hope you enjoy today’s holidays and observances, a music link to Sheb Wooley, 5 factoids of interest for this day in history, the fact that you avoid are not subject to perstringe; at work, a quote by Tim Cook on the iPhone, 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.
On this day in:
a. 1880 France annexed Tahiti.
b. 1956 the Federal Aid Highway Act of 1956 was passed which created our Interstate Highway System.
c. 1975 Steve Wozniak tested his prototype of the Apple I computer.
d. 2006 SCOTUS in Hamsden v. Rumsfield ruled that the trial of Guantanamo detainees by military tribunals was unconstitutional.
e. 2007 Apple released its first mobile phone the iPhone.
Reflections on the iPhone: “I think the iPhone is the best consumer product ever. That's what I feel about it. And it's become so integrated and integral to our lives, you wouldn't think about leaving home without it.” Tim Cook, president of Apple and commencement speaker at Stanford this year.
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