Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For July 29, 2019 Antifa is finally facing resistance but not from the Sounds of Silence Blues but from the Reds to be declared a terrorist organization while Portland still reeling from the attack by the group on a conservative journalist is in the news again on the intolerance front as anarchists stuck a hose through lawyer Sean Riddell’s office mailbox and turned it on to flood first floor and basement as a warning to those who represent those like the ICE Council that represent ICE members (find these cowards and prosecute to the full extent of the law including a charge of hate crime for attacking a lawyer doing his job to represent his client which is a death knell to our rule of law); the police in the Gilroy shooting should be applauded for rushing to the sound of an AK-47 armed with only service revolvers to shoot and kill the gunmen within a minute of his starting shooting (the Blues however should be ashamed of themselves for being like a stuck record calling for gun control before the wounded had been treated or the dead released from the morgue); existing staff at the DCCC are facing crucifixion on the cross of diversity as it announced an interim executive director and that staff changes would be coming; the illegal supporter queen has announced her new medical for all but the details are skimpy especially as to costs and the involvement of private insurance (for seniors who vote in droves detail of impact on Medicare will really be important especially impact due to inclusion of illegal aliens); Megan Arapinoe needs to stick to soccer as her claim of compensation decimation was refuted by U.S. Soccer which claim that women were paid more than men but when the payments from FIFA were included the men received slightly more which could be due to the fact that receipts for mens’ soccer were 13 times higher than for women’s games; in Chicago through July 28, 2019, 1560 people have been shot mostly of color by mostly people of color, 269 of whom have died, a fraction of those dead from murders in Cape Town, South Africa but barely leading the 196 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 Survivor, factoids of interest for this day in history, the fact if you enjoy being phytivorous but enjoy the taste of meat, protein made from plants is now on the market from companies like Beyond Meat and a relevant quote from Peter Landesman about the Chunnel, 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. International Tiger Day—created at the St. Petersburg Tiger Summit in 2010 to promote the preservation of habitat for tigers and to promote worldwide conservation efforts.
2. National Chicken Wing Day—Buffalo wings were created by Terressa Bellissimo at here Anchor Bar in Buffalo as a snack to feed her son and his friends looking for a late night snack. She deep fat fried them and coated them with butter and cayenne sauce to the joy of her son and friends. The Mayor of Buffalo in 1977 proclaimed this day to be National Chicken Wings Day.
3. 1982 Number One Song— the number one song in 1982 on a run of 6 weeks in that position was “Eye of the Tiger” by Survivor. Here is a recording of the song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EPOIS5taqA8.
4. Word of the Day—today’s word of the day is “phytivorous” which means feeding on plants which one can now do in the form of protein produced from plants by companies like Beyond Meat that tastes very much like beef.
5. Crossing the Silent Line—celebrating the birth on this day in 1905 of noted actress Clara Bow who successfully crossed the line of making 46 “silents” to maiking 11 ”talkies” ; she retired from the acting business in 1933 at the peak of her career and became somewhat of a recluse.
On this day in:
On this day in:
a. 1836 the Arc de Triomphe was inaugurated.
b. 1967 off the coast of North Vietnam, the USS Forrestal caught on fire for the worst disaster suffered by the U.S.Navy since World War II; 134 sailors were killed, 161 were wounded and 21 planes were destroyed. Escaping death on that day was future senator and presidential candidate John McCain.
c. 1987 British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher and French Prime Minister Francois Mitterrand sign an agreement to build a tunnel between France and England which was completed and opened on May 6, 1994.
d. 1993 the Israeli Supreme Court overturned the conviction on John Demjanjuk for killing Jewish concentration camp prisoners resulting in his return to the U.S. where he remained but had his citizenship revoked, After several years trying to find a country to which he could be deported, Germany agreed and tried and convicted him for murder of Jewish concentration prisoners but the conviction was appealed and he died during the appeal process at the age of 91.
e. 1996 the child protection provisions of the Communications Decency Act were struck down by SCOTUS for being too broad.
Reflections size of the EuroStar Train in the Chunnell: The trains that travel the Chunnel are massive machines. The Eurostars are bullet-shaped and a quarter-mile long. They are pulled by a 136,000-pound locomotive and move in the open air at 185 m.p.h. and through the tunnel at 100 m.p.h.” Peter Landesman, noted American journalist, writer and author.
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