Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For July 25, 2019 AG Barr has ordered the Bureau of Prisons to begin taking steps to execute federal prisons convicted of murder starting in December of this year; almost to a commentator on MSM pundits and commentators have called Mueller’s testimony a big win for Trump and a nailing of the impeachment coffin to the joy of Pelosi who wants more than anything to save the House with the lone exception of Rachel Maddow whose ratings are in the toilet and who has terminal Trump Derangement Syndrome; Jeffrey Epstein being held without bail over charges of sex with minors was found nearly unconscious in his jail cell raising questions of whether this was a suicide attempt of a jail house beating (hard to believe any inmates had access to his jail cell); the Palm Beach County Sheriff has instigated an investigation over the procedures followed that allowed Epstein during his prior 13 month sentence to be released on a work release to his foundation (total example of two systems of justice one for the wealthy and connected and the other for those who are not); leftist Portland Mayor Andy Wheeler is trying to distance himself from the Antifa riots and violence in his city and denying he has ordered police to stand down; new Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot is doing a great job of aping Rahm Emmanuel as residents continue to be gunned down in the streets, calling the police chief a “clown” (nothing funny about blacks killing blacks in obscene numbers Lightfoot); On the PC Facebook front Toms River School District Board Member Dan Leonard resigned after CAIR accused his anti-Sharia Law posts as being anti-Muslim (Sharia Law is the antithesis of our values especially our views on the rights of women); Franky Zapata, a French inventor, failed in his attempt to cross the English Channel in a Hover board when he tried to land on a platform halfway across to refuel and fell into the water; on the war on religion front, Boston is being sued by the founders of Camp Constitution for its refusal to fly it in Boston while flying 294 other flags; a new species of ostriches has been discovered legislators of high tax states like New York, California, Illinois and New Jersey who are putting their heads in the fiscal sand and raising taxes instead of lowering, causing thousands of high income taxpayers to move to low cost states like Florida, Texas and Nevada; 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 190 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 Kim Carnes, factoids of interest for this day in history, the fact you can avoid physagogues in your diet and a relevant quote from Jemima Goldsmith on the importance of WikiLeaks, 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. Red Shoe Day—created by the Global Lyme and Invisible Illness Organization on this day in 2014 to commemorated the death of Theda Myint in Australia by wearing red shoes on this day and raising money for research on finding a cure Lyme Disease and other invisible diseases.
2. National Hire a Veteran Day—created by Marine Corps Veteran Dan Caporale in 2017 to honor those who have served by those who may have not by hiring a veteran.
3. 1981 Number One Song— the number one song in 1981 on a run of 9 nonconsecutive weeks in that position was “Bette Davis Eyes” by Kim Carnes. Here is a recording of the song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EPOIS5taqA8. Kim is still going strong at 74..
4. Word of the Day—today’s word of the day is “physagogue” which means a substance like beans that causes flatulence.
5. More Abdulmajid Less Omar—celebrating the birth on this day in 1955 of Somali-American model, actress and entrepreneur Inman Abdulmajid who was married to David Bowie until the day he died.
On this day in:
On this day in:
a. 1965 Bob Dylan performed with an electric guitar at the Newport Folk Festival marking a quantum shift in the production of folk and rock music.
b. 1969 to the joy of potential American draftees, President Nixon announced the Nixon Doctrine which established the proposition that our American allies would be responsible for their own defense, which doctrine was dubbed “Vietnamization.”
c. 1978 Louise Joy Brown became the first baby to be born after conception following in vitro fertilization.
d. 2000 Air France Concorde Flight 4590 ran over debris on its runway while taking off from Charles de Gaul Airport which caused its fuel tank to be punctured and set on fire and to crash, killing all aboard.
e. 2010 WikiLeaks in one of its largest leaks of classified military information released documents concerning the American military’s involvement in Afghanistan.
Reflections on WikiLeaks: “WikiLeaks exposed corruption, war crimes, torture and cover-ups. It showed that we were lied to about the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan; that the U.S. military had deliberately hidden information about systematic torture and civilian casualties, which were much higher than reported.” Jemima Khan British-Pakistani journalist and television producer who was the former wife of Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan and after divorce goes by her maiden name, Goldsmith
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