Monday, July 15, 2019

July 14, 2019 Ridley's Believe It Or Not Bastille Day

Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For July 14, 2019 The long awaited ICE raids begin today targeted against some 2,000 illegals out of the 20+ million already here who have already gone through the legal process and ordered to be deported (other than perhaps Biden, the other candidates are open border and insisting that the only illegals who may be deported are those who are violent felons—how safe does that make Middle America feel?); the open border fanatics will not listen to the facts but maybe the voters will as ICE issued its Declined Detainer Outcome Report for the 2nd quarter 2018 which detailed the ongoing criminal activity of 16 illegals released some multiple times after detainer requests and sadly 12 of whom are still at large at putting most likely Americans and illegal and legal immigrants at risk and the ICE officers who will be put in harm’s way when they must try to bring them again  to justice; on the reptilian brain front singer Julio Inglesias who has been just declared the father of a 43 year old man from a tryst with a former ballerina some 44 years ago will now face a paternity law suit that will put a sour note in his asset portfolio but that has not stop him from assert that Trump is a clown; Biden’s fall in the polls due to the Illegal Alien Supporter Queen’s attack on him during the first debate must have regenerated some growth in his spine as he defended the millions of illegals deported during his 8 years as vice president but such regeneration has not helped his delusion faculties as he is claiming he laid the basis for defeating ISIS; Rapinoe may be a star soccer player but her latest anti-Trump outburst proves she needs to stick to soccer as she falsely blasts Trump for being anti-LBGT (although in a poll by Newsweek of over 600 voters, a majority of which were Democrats she slightly leads Trump, she will quickly find that politics is not like a penalty kick in soccer which she excels but she could plague the nation by aping AOC and running for Congress); power Manhattan which was knocked out to 73,000 people in Manhattan yesterday on the 42nd anniversary of the blackout that blackout that blacked out the whole city was restored after Governor Cuomo slammed his least favorite mayor in New York for being and staying MIA until the lights came back on; in Chicago through July 13, 2019, 1399 people have been shot mostly of color by mostly people of color, 249 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, music links to Carole King and John Lennon (released posthumously), factoids of interest for this day in history, the fact you are a philotherianism,  and  a relevant quote from Victor Hugo on the Bastille and its storming, 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. Bastille Day—celebrating the storming of the Bastille which caused the deaths of at least 200 Parisians and the deaths of nine defenders and the release of prisoners and the capture of large amounts of muskets and gunpowder and led to the French Revolution and the execution of the King and Queen of France and many members of the aristocracy.      
2. National Tape Measure Day—celebrating the issuance on this day an issuance of a patent to Alvin J. Fellows in 1858 for “Improvements to a Tape Measure” but a patent for a retractable tape measure was not issued until December 6, 1864 to Walter H. Bangs.      
3. 1971 Number One Song— the number one song in 1971 on a run of 3 weeks in that position was “It’s Too Late/I Feel The Earth Move” by Carole King.  Here is a recording of the song:   This acclaimed 77 year old singer/songwriter is still going strong on tour.
4. Word of the Day—today’s word of the day is “philotherianism” which means one loves animals.
5. Huff and a Puff to the Left—celebrating the birthday on this day in 1950 of Arianna Huffington who in her early days was a conservative but as she got old became more liberal and her Huffington Post which she sold for over $300 million is home to numerous leftist bloggers.
         On this day in: 
a. 1923 at the U.S. Open, Bobby Jones won his first major tournament, defeating Walter Cruickshank by 2 strokes in an 18 hole playoff.    
b. 1984 John Lennon’s “I’m Stepping Out” was released posthumously:
c. 1996 MSNBC began internet Microsoft NBC.   
d. 2002 British born jihadist Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh was sentenced to death by a Pakistani anti-terrorism court for the killing of journalist David Pearl but the one way ticket to Paradise was commuted to life to join his three accomplices serving the same sentence.   
e. 2003 AOL Time Warner disbanded Netscape Communications; the Mozilla Foundation opened the same day.
        Reflections on the Bastille:” An enormous fortress of prejudices, privileges, superstitions, lies, exactions, abuses, violences, iniquities, and darkness still stands erect in this world, with its towers of hatred. It must be cast down. This monstrous mass must be made to crumble. To conquer at Austerlitz is grand; to take the Bastille is immense.” ― Victor Hugo, Les Miserables.
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