Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For July 2, 2019 Megan Rapinoe is on the bench for today’s semifinal with England with a hamstring injury; AOC has been denounced for her lying stunt on the border of women forced to dring out of toilets at the detention center she visited while screaming at Border Patrol Agents and who denounced her—the woman allegedly drinking from the toilet and Latino pastors accompanying her who commented that the centers were well run and clean; after AOC’s latest diatribe since Pelosi can’t show some balls she needs to show some guts, and strip AOC of her committee assignments and begin censure proceedings followed by a total shunning of this disgrace to Congress; video released of Smollett and his attackers who were part of a hoax attack while evidence is released that the CPD was ordered by Cook County prosecutors weeks before the charges against Smollett were dropped not to investigate the “attack” as a hoax; De Blasio continues to amaze with the question of why is this 0 percenter running after he missed a morning interview because he “messed up his alarm” (nothing like having a president in a national emergency to be asleep at the switch); was he in the air or not is the question as Mike Pence’s event at New Hampshire was cancelled due to unspecified reasons requiring him to be in Washington, D.C.; Nike which caved to wishes of Colin Kaepernick and pulled its Betsy Ross Flag sneakers is taking deserved flack for its cowardice but resellers of the shoes lucky enough to purchase them before Nike cave are selling them for $2,000 a pair (Nike executives 2 days prior to the 4th need to have their heads examined over their actions); Vogue who is infamous for denigrating Melania Trump is back in the news for its flattering article on the 5 female wanna-bes that excluded the only non politician Marianne Williamson (she will not get any traction or name recognition but unlike the other 5 with no ideas or failed ideas, she is a breath of fresh air); Mayor Wheeler of Portland has the chutzpah to claim after a violent riot by the Antifa thugs that Portland is a beacon of free speech even as the video shows that beacon long since extinguished as gay journalist Andy Ngo was brutally beaten while the police stood down (and from the left so pompous in their “defense of a free press” when it attacks Trump only the sounds of silence); Anderson Cooper who had previously indicated that he thought he would receive any money from his heiress mother Gloria Vanderbilt learned he would inherit the bulk of her estate; while thousands of American children are homeless with many living on the streets, Congress continues to turn its attention illegals appropriating $3 billion to shelter illegals and especially illegals with children (whatever happened to the adage that charity begins at home?); like the certainty of the Sun rising in the East, the ACLU has filed suit to block Florida’s new law that allows felons to vote after completing their sentences if they pay fees and fines; through July 1, 2019 1262 people have been shot in Chicago of whom 232 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 and where is the outrage over mostly blacks shooting and killing mostly blacks?).
1. Made in the U.S. Day—encouraging consumers to look at the label of products and when having a choice purchase only those good made and assembled in the U.S. then made in U.S. but not assembled in U.S. Much less difficult to do so after Trump has made a full court press to bring back manufacturing jobs to the U.S.
2. World UFO Day—if you missed celebrating this day on June 24, the anniversary of the first sighting of UFOs near Mt. Rainier, Washington, you have another chance to celebrate it today which is the anniversary of the Roswell, New Mexico UFO Incident which the Air Force claimed involved the crash of a nuclear test detection balloon which conspiracy theorists have questioned for years in the face of massive debunking.
3. 1961 Number One Song—the number one song on this day in 1961 with 2 weeks in that position was “Quarter to Three” by Gary U.S. Bonds. Here is a recording of the song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hoopfp5iaKw
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 “pettifogger” which means a lawyer given to underhanded tricks which is a term that could be applied to Michael Cohen and hopefully few other members of the bar.
5. Ban the Banda—celebrating the birth on this day in 1969 of Jenni Rivera, a noted bilingual Mexican-American singer who was a noted Regional Mexican singer who was often refused venues for singing Banda music and who died way to early in the crash of a Lear Jet in Mexico after leaving a concert performance on December 9, 2012.
As always, I hope you enjoy today’s holidays and observances, a music link to Gary U.S. Bonds, 5 factoids of interest for this day in history, the fact that you have not had to deal with a pettifogger in your personal or business dealings, a quote by Michael Emmering on UFOs, 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. 1822 35 slaves were hanged in Charleston, South Carolina including the lead Denmark Vessey for planning a slave rebellion.
b. 1900 the first Zeppelin was launched from Lake Constance near Frederichshafen, Germany.
c. 1962 the first Walmart Store then known as Wal-Mart was opened in Rogers, Arkansas.
d. 1990 1426 Muslim Pilgrims on a pilgrimage to the Holy City of Mecca were suffocated and trampled to death in a pedestrian tunnel leading to Mina and the Plains of Arafat.
e. 2001 the first AbioCor artificial heart was implanted on Richard Tools who lived for 151 days and a second patient was able after transplant to live 571 days but the average survival rate for the 14 patients was less than 5 months and the company discontinued manufacture of the device.
Reflections on UFOs on their day: “We live in a world where extraterrestrials could be everywhere and you would never know. A world driven by god’s, unexplained structures, countless stories and extraterrestrial occurrences. There is proof that our planet has been and still continues to be visited by extraterrestrial life, but until we are able to capture and study them, the question will remain. Do Aliens Really Exist?” ― Michael E Emmering, noted American Ufologist.
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