Sunday, July 7, 2019

July 7, 2019 Ridley's Believe It Or Not World Chocolate Day

Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For July 7, 2019 The U.S. Women beat the Netherlands in the World Cup Women’s Finals 2-0 setting up a refusal to go to the White House (nothing like a bunch of spoiled athletes thumbing their nose at the president and kissing goodbye a chance to rally the country together with their victory); Harris not content with her plan to allocate $100 billion to blacks to encourage home ownership is ranting that Trump is a predator because as a prosecutor she prosecuted predators when she saw them (must have come down with cataracts when it comes to illegal aliens and sanctuary cities as magnets for criminal illegals); in a be careful what you wish for moment, Mueller will testify before Congress with Republicans anxiously looking forward to crucifying him on bias and FISA Court abuses and new allegations of criminal conduct be the CIA in helping to instigate the 2 year investigation of Russian collusion (look for bombshells that only Fox will air in any detail); Portland may be awash in leftist Antifa violence that the governor seems to condone but in Salem a sense of sanity has reappeared as the head of the Oregon Senate has admitted that it does not have the votes to pass a job-killing climate change bill which means the Republican State Senators can return home to the state; Tiny Jag, a biracial rapper scheduled to perform at Detroit’s AfroFutureFest in August has cancelled her performance after discovering that whites were to be charged $20 and people of color only $10; Trump’s approval rating has risen to 47% with his disapproval rating at 50%; Frederica Wilson who gives credence to the insult “All hat covering no brains.” Is back in the news again tweeting that people who make fun of Congress should be criminally prosecuted (the only people to be prosecuted are the idiots who have voted to keep her in office); through July 6, 2019, 1337 people have been shot in Chicago of whom 238 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. World Chocolate Day—celebrated by chocoholics since July 7, 2009 to mark the day chocolate was first introduced in Europe in 1550.                 
 2. National Dive Bar Day—created by Seagram’s 7 on June 20, 2018 and celebrated on this day since 2018 to commemorate the non trendy bars where friends gather to enjoy a few drinks and friendly games of darts or pool in a neighborhood setting.  
 3. 1964 Number One Song—the number one song on this day in 1964 with 2 weeks in that position was “I get Around” by The Beach Boys. Here is a recording of the song:
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 “phaneromania” which means the habit of biting one’s nails.
5. Best For This Star—celebrating the birth on this day in 1940 of noted singer, drummer and actor Sir Richard Starkey better known to his fans as Ringo Starr who joined the Beatles after their original drummer Pete Best had a falling out with the band before they became rich and famous.
 As always, I hope you enjoy today’s holidays and observances,  a music link to the Beach Boys, 5 factoids of interest for this day in history, the fact that you do not suffer from phaneromania, a quote by Regina Brett on chocolate,  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. 1456 in a why did you not get it right the first time, a retrial verdict found Joan of Arc not guilty of heresy 46 years after she was burned to death at the stake.
b. 1981 Ronald Reagan appointed Sandra Day O’Conner as the first woman to sit on SCOTUS.
c. 1992 the New York Court of Appeals ruled in a sight for sore eyes decision that women have the same rights as men to go topless in public.
d. 2005 a series of jihadist suicide bombs went off in the London Transit System, killing 56 people including 4 scumbag suicide bombers and injuring 700 people.
e. 2007 the first Live Earth benefit concerts were held in 11 locations to raise funds to fight climate change.
Reflections on chocolate: “When it comes to chocolate, resistance is futile.” Regina Brett, American author, speaker and columnist.
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© July 7, 2019 Michael P. Ridley aka the Alaskanpoet  

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