Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For July 11, 2019 The Progressive gang of Four of House Blues have tossed Reagan’s 11th Commandment into the ditch and are at Pelosi’s throat, tossing the race card against her (bad move Progressives as Pelosi is a tyrant and as soon as she quits ranting over the need to fire Acosta for his Epstein plea bargain fiasco, look for heads among the four to roll); police chief in Prince George County not to arrest any illegals they encounter with outstanding federal warrants; Buttigieg continues to when he opens his mouth prove he is clueless on what it takes to run the country, claiming that ICE’s raids targeting a miniscule 2,000 illegals who have already been ordered deported will make us less safe (at least The View partially redeemed itself by slamming him for his performance at the town hall meeting in South Bend following a police shooting of a black); after the recent arrest of Epstein, the public, as a result of search warrants executed against Epstein and his properties including his home in Manhattan, has been treated to a view of a real pervert when it comes to underage girls; Cape Town is making Chicago look like a Sunday School picnic destination spot with over 1600 murders, mainly gang related in 2019; in the nanny wars, the nanny state has been given new weapons with a new study that finds drinking too many sugary drinks will cause cancer (Blumberg must be having a snit fit the study had not been completed earlier for his soda wars in NYC); in Chicago through July 9, 2019, 1356 people have been shot mostly of color by mostly people of color, 240 of whom have died, a fraction of those dead from murders in Cape Town, South Africa (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 Herb Albert, factoids of interest for this day in history, the fact you are truly philodemic, and a relevant quote from Astronaut Gerald Garr on Skylab, secure in the knowledge that if you want to find a gift for any memorable events like Father’s Day, 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 Free Slurpee Day—celebrated since 2002 the year of the 75th anniversary of the 7-11 Corporation by from the hours of 11 A.M. to 7 P.M. each customer at a 7-11 store will receive a free 12 ounce slurpee.
2. World Population Day—created by the UN in 1987 to focus on global population issues as the population of the Earth was approaching 5 billion people and growing at some 100 million every 14 or so months and is estimated today to stand at 7.58 billion people.
3. 1968 Number One Song— the number one song in 1968 on a run of 4 weeks in that position was “This Boy’s In Love With You” by Herb Albert. Here is a recording of the song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o8ByJ1C0iR4
4. Word of the Day—today’s word of the day is “philodemic” which means a lover of the lower classes or the common people a virtue which the Blues profess to have but usually fail to deliver.
5. Business As An Altar—celebrating the birthday on this day in 1956 of Dutch born business Paul Prolman, a senior executive with Proctor &Gamble and Nestle and CEO of Unilever and as of 2019 one of three founders of Imagine, a business devoted to business halting the growth of poverty and spread of climate change, goals he would have pursued if he had followed his dream of becoming a priest.
On this day in: .
a. 1798 to the joy of future citizens seeking refuge in a hostile world, the U.S. Marine Corps was reestablished after being disbanded in 1783 following the end of the American Revolutionary War.
b. 1922 to the love of future music lovers, the Hollywood Bowl was opened.
c. 1962 the first transatlantic satellite transmission occurred as our globe became a much smaller place.
d. 1977 Martin Luther King, Jr. was posthumously awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Jimmy Carter.
e. 1979 Skylab, America’s first station launched almost 6 years prior reentered the Earth’s atmosphere and was destroyed.
Reflections on Sklab and its pioneering work: "I think the greatest achievement is that we pretty much proved that the human body can stay weightless for a very long time. This was our first opportunity to go up and settle in. I don't see any reason we couldn't go to Mars without artificial gravity." Gerald Carr, astronaut on Skylab’s first mission.
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