Wednesday, July 24, 2019

July 24, 2019 Ridley's Believe It Or Not Thermal Engineer Day

Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For July 24, 2019 Fireworks at Mueller’s two sessions of testimony somewhat blunted by his refusal to answer many questions concerning what the investigation did or did not investigate with one bombshell in the second hearing where he clarified that he did not indict Trump for obstruction of justice not because he was a sitting president as stated to Rep Lieu but because he did not find the evidence to charge (Lieu has gone from popping the corks to total depression and Schiff must have jumped off the cliff into the sewer where his false accusations on Trump belong); one can get a feeling of how bad Mueller’s testimony was for Blues hot to impeach when Harvard Law Professor Lawrence Tribe, a rabid anti-Trumpster who has compared Trump to Hitler, called the hearing a “disaster” for Blues wanting to impeach the president; in the game of Judicial Whapo after a federal judge in Washington, D.C. has upheld Trump’s new amnesty rules, a federal judge appointed by Obama in the 9th Circuit has issued an injunction against the rules; every time Omar opens her mouth she proves that Trump’s condemnation of her has nothing to do with the color of her skin or her religion rather it is her ideas, the most recent being that police should profile white men and not suspected jihadist terrorists and we should fear not jihadists but white men (can investigate fraud in her asylum application and citizenship application but the easiest thing to do with this rabid anti-American is to send her home wherever that is in or out of her district in 2020); Wyoming Valley West School District in Pennsylvania is a poor district but needs to find the money to fire Joseph Mazur as president for two strikes, one sending a letter to parents that if they didn’t pay up their $20,000 lunch money accounts and secondly turning down the offer of a good Samaritan Todd Carmichael to discharge the account (a heartless total idiot that should be fired); we have been offended by videos of young Muslim children being taught to fire AK-47s and now we are exposed to the Brown Berets in East Chicago organizing a community day in which the featured entertainment was a piñata resembling an ICE agent that children were able and encouraged to hit with baseball bats (nothing like teaching hate at an early age); with literally the entire population of Puerto Rico in the streets demanding his resignation, sources indicate Blue Governor Ricardo Rossello will resign shortly; in another case of proving her time has come and gone, Bette Midler is ranting that Trump is paying to have blacks attend his rallies (given what has happened to black wages and unemployment they should be coming out in droves to express their gratitude); in a sad commentary on the times, the Bushland School District is beginning drug testing for students as young as 12 who want to participate in extracurricular activities (if positive results are shared with parents and police watch for a lot of empty spaces in the school band); in Chicago through July 23, 2019, 1497 people have been shot mostly of color by mostly people of color, 258 of whom have died, a fraction of those dead from murders in Cape Town, South Africa but barely leading the 189 murdered in Baltimore (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 the Donna Summer, factoids of interest for this day in history, the fact we have a chance to be more phylactic when it comes to gridlock in the Swamp  and relevant quotes from Khrushchev and Nixon during their kitchen debates 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.  Thermal Engineer Day—commemorating since July 24, 2014 the work of thermal engineers in controlling and combating the heat built up in electronic devices to insure accuracy, reliability and longevity.       
2. Pioneer Day (Utah)—commemorating the reaching of the Salt Lake Valley by Brigham Young and a band of Mormon settlers fleeing persecution on this day in 1847.        
3. 1980 Number One Song— the number one song in 1980 on a run of 2 weeks in that position was “It’s Still Rock and Roll to Me” by Billy Joel.  Here is a recording of the song:  The Piano Man is still strongly pounding the keys with rhythm and going strong still in his 4th marriage.
4. Word of the Day—today’s word of the day is “phylactic” which means defending against disease when it comes to partisanship that is crippling our democracy.
5. Pin Me Anytime—celebrating the birth on this day in 1975 of Torrie Wilson,  noted female wrestler, actress, model, and blogger, who was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2019 and while wrestling represented the perfect union of beauty and grace coupled with wrestling moves and technique.
     On this day in: 
     a. 1959 in Moscow at the American Culture Exhibit Vice President Nixon and Premier Khrushchev had for impromptu debates on the merits of capitalism versus communism and whether communism would surpass the economic activity (which it despite the drags of Obama and the proposed drags of Sanders and Warren has not).     
    b. 1969 after successfully landing on the Moon and taking off to rendezvous with the Apollo 11 spacecraft, Apollo successfully splashed down in the Pacific to be recovered by the U.S. Navy.
c. 1974 near certainty of the end of the Nixon Presidency, SCOTUS held that the president did not have the authority to withhold the tapes subpoenaed and ordered him to turn over the tapes to the special prosecutor.    
d. 1980 with the United States boycotting the 1980 Moscow Summer Olympics due to the Soviet’s invasion of Afghanistan, the Australians captured the 4X100 meter individual medley relay, the only time the U.S. has not won the event.    
e. 1987 in an you’re only as old as you think you are moment, Hulda Crooks at age 91 climbed Mt. Fuji, becoming the oldest person to climb Japan’s highest peak. She continued to climb and be physically active until death claimed Grandma Whitney at age 101.
Quotes from the Kitchen Debate:  Nixon: “This house can be bought for $14,000, and most American [veterans from World War II] can buy a home in the bracket of $10,000 to $15,000. Let me give you an example that you can appreciate. Our steel workers as you know, are now on strike. But any steel worker could buy this house. They earn $3 an hour. This house costs about $100 a month to buy on a contract running 25 to 30 years.”
Khrushchev: “We have steel workers and peasants who can afford to spend $14,000 for a house. Your American houses are built to last only 20 years so builders could sell new houses at the end. We build firmly. We build for our children and grandchildren.”
Khrushchev: “The Americans have created their own image of the Soviet man. But he is not as you think. You think the Russian people will be dumbfounded to see these things, but the fact is that newly built Russian houses have all this equipment right now.”
Nixon: “Yes, but...”
Khrushchev: “In Russia, all you have to do to get a house is to be born in the Soviet Union. You are entitled to housing...In America, if you don’t have a dollar you have a right to choose between sleeping in a house or on the pavement. Yet you say we are the slave to Communism.”
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