Tuesday, July 9, 2019

July 9, 2019 Ridley's Believe It Or Not Martyrdom of the Bab Daydley

Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For July 9, 2019 The chief snake in the House, Nadler the toxic Adler, is set to issue a slew of 12 subpoenas to harass Trump associates ahead of Mueller’s testimony to the House; Eric Swalwell who had no plausible ideas and no money has dropped out to be replaced by another leftist with no ideas but sadly with a ton of money, Tom Steyer hell bent on a mission to destroy Trump at the ballot box as opposed to the impeachment route; a 2018 failed Blue House candidate, former Marine aviator Amy McGrath,  has announced her candidacy against Mitch McConnell; in another example of the left gone totally violent in their Trump Derangement Syndrome, former Florida State Gator Linebacker Doug Weldon was unsuccessfully attacked by a small mob of leftists because he was wearing a MAGA hat and Trump pin on the 4th; in an example of a growing Blexit movement Black Entertainment Television founder Roger Johnson has praised Trump and voiced his opinion that the Blues have become far to liberal (loss of lockstep black votes in 2020 is causing major hysteria among Blues as they cannot win without overwhelming majorities of blacks voting Blue; in another example of the fact that the bloom is off the rose on the Bill and Hillary fascination, the Broadway Play Hillary and Clinton has bombed on Broadway in a Wisconsin and Pennsylvania déjà vu of 2016 and will close its doors; after conservatives have raged rightfully so over shadow banning of conservatives by Facebook and Twitter, Trump was treated to his own medicine by the 2nd Circuit who held that Trump could not censor from his twitter accounts tweets from people disagreeing with him or block their access to read his tweets (court was right, as censorship on social media is an evil to be avoided at all costs); the troika of leftist views Harris, Gillibrand and Klubacher have jumped all over the news of Epstein’s arrest demanding that the District Attorney who entered into the sweetheart plea deal with him as is now the Secretary of Labor should resign (plea deal was most likely a mistake but should not give rise to a demand for resignation); we all know that having a picnic can attract a steady stream of ants but in the Philippines it attracted a slew of cocaine bricks that washed ashore worth $1.8 million; the presidential candidate who was all ears, Ross Perot, has died today at age 89; through July 7, 2019, 1349 people have been shot in Chicago of whom 239 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. National No Bra Day—not sure where or when this came from but suspect men were behind it and Victoria Secrets was definitely opposed to it.                  
 2. Martyrdom of the Bab Day—celebrated on this day by members of the Baha’i Faith to commemorate the Martyrdom of the Bab, which marks the 1850 execution in Persia of one of the founders of their faith.
3. 1966 Number One Song—the number one song on this day in 1966 with 1 week in that position was “Paperback Writer” by The Beatles. Here is a recording of the song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yYvkICbTZIQ.
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 “phatic” which means hypocritical which means using speech to communicate feelings which diplomats and politicians are skilled to avoiding to achieve their goals with adversaries or voters.
5. Swim Softly with the Sharks Is the Key--celebrating the birth on this day in 1954 of Kevin O’Leary founder of Soft Key which was acquired by Mattel and a participant on the Shark Tank that provides a platform for entrepreneurs to seek early stage funding.
 As always, I hope you enjoy today’s holidays and observances,  a music link to The Beatles, 5 factoids of interest for this day in history, the fact that you are able to be phatic in your dealings with people, a quote by Williams Jenning Bryan from his “Cross of Gold Speech,”  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. 1893 Danial Hale Williams performed the first successful open heart surgery without anesthesia, a feat which is mind boggling and must have been accomplished in record time given the pain and shock.
b. 1896 William Jennings Bryan delivered his “Cross of Gold Speech” at the Chicago Democratic Party Convention.
c. 1937 the silent film archives of 20th Century Fox were destroyed in a fire that consumed the vault housing such films.  41.22.
d. 1958 a  large strike slip earthquake in Alaska produced a landslide that produced a megatsunami that produced a tidal wave of 525 feet high up a surrounding hillside, the highest in recorded history and killed 5 people in Lituya Bay.
e. 1986 New Zealand Homosexual Reform Act legalizing homosexuality in the country.
Reflections on the crucifixion  by gold: “If they dare to come out in the open field and defend the gold standard as a good thing, we will fight them to the uttermost. Having behind us the producing masses of this nation and the world, supported by the commercial interests, the laboring interests, and the toilers everywhere, we will answer their demand for a gold standard by saying to them: You shall not press down upon the brow of labor this crown of thorns, you shall not crucify mankind upon a cross of gold.” Williams Jennings Bryan Cross of Gold Speech.
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© July 9, 2019 Michael P. Ridley aka the Alaskanpoet  

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