Thursday, August 1, 2019

August 1, 2019 Ridley's Believe It Or Not National IPA Day

Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For August 1, 2019 After the debate among the Blues last night where the candidates attacked each other and Joe Biden, Obama faithful are coming to his defense in an attempt to preserve the Obama legacy which has been shredded by Trump (last chance for the rats to preserve a sinking ship and avoid having to jumb); disgraced Comey will not be prosecuted by the DOJ for his memo leaks to get a Special Prosecutor appointed despite a criminal referral from the IG (Comey whose acts put in motion the appointment of the witch-hunt that has hobbled this administration for over 2 years should be dancing in the streets as opposed to hiring the best criminal lawyers money can buy); Blues on the Senate Judiciary Committee have been missing meetings in order to prevent a quorum from passing  reports on reform to the broken asylum system prompting fiery attacks by the Chair Lindsay Graham who moved the report forward; on the judge whackamo front, after a federal judge appointed by Trump upheld his new asylum rule, within hours a federal judge appointed by Obama enjoined its enforcement, ignoring the reality of the border crisis (the independence of the judiciary is being assaulted by the constant attempts of the left to resist the policies of a duly elected president); Steven Larosa of Brooklyn has been arrested for throwing water on members of the NYPD as the department released videos of other water tossers and asks the public’s help to identify the tosser; Red Governor of Maryland said Trump’s attacks on Cummings were not appropriate but were a silver lining pointing out the wretched conditions of poverty and crime affecting large parts of the city (why do Blues spend all of their time on the plight of illegals because two generations hence there will be a crop of potential Blue voters while millions of our homeless are rotting in rat infested streets?); Trump Derangement Syndrome is alive and well in the City Council of Charlotte, North Carolina as 9 Blue members voted to have its City Attorney explore how the city can get out of the deal bringing the Republican National Convention to the city (nothing like these Blues trying to kiss away the millions of dollars to be spent in the city during the convention); in another example of the fact that sanctuaries kill Americans, immigrant Volodymyr, the subject of an ignored detainer request who killed 7 Americans by running into them, had drugs in his system and had previous run ins with the law for DUIs; to the bane of the rabid anti-Christian left, Chick-fil-A has taken top place in fast food restaurants specializing in chicken; in Chicago through July 31, 2019, 1589 people mostly of color have been shot by mostly people of color, 270 of whom have died (a rarity of two days of  shootings but no one died ended), 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 Tears and Fears, factoids of interest for this day in history, the fact that you are not a picaroon and a relevant quote from from an anonymous source on beer, 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. World Scout Day—commemorating the first Scout Camp on Brownsea Island in 1907.      
2. National IPA Day—celebrating since 2011 on the first day of August a beer that is high on hops and originally made to survive the long trip to India by British boats since hops are a natural preservative and the high temperatures made it difficult to brew beer in India.       
3. 1985 Number One Song— the number one song in 1985 on a run of 3 weeks in that position was “Shout” by Tears for Fears.  Here is a recording of the song:  Formed in 1981 this British group is still performing today.
4. Word of the Day—today’s word of the day is “picaroon” which means a person who lives by his wits which does not describe politicians who have a tendency to be witless.
5. Acting Like the Name—celebrating the birth on this day in 1942 of Jerry Garcia, a heavy smoker,  singer, guitarist and founder of the band The Grateful Dead, who struggled with addiction and diabetes and 8 days after his 53rd birthday and checking into yet another rehab center died on August 9, 1995.
     On this day in: 
     a. 1834 slavery throughout the British Empire was banished as the Slavery Abolition Act of 1833 came into effect.      
    b. 1971 the Concert for Bangladesh organized by former Beatle was performed at Madison Square Garden in New York City.
c. 1980 Vigdis Finnbogadottir was elected President of Iceland, becoming the first democratically elected female head of state.    
d. 1981 MTV began broadcasting and aired its first music video “Video Killed the Radio Star” by the Buggles.    
e. 1984 to the bane of the MSM, Rush Limbaugh began radio broadcasting on KFBK 1530 in Sacramento, California.
With apologies on any imagined blasphemy:”Our Lager,Which art in barrels,Hallowed be thy drink.
Thy will be drunk, (I will be drunk), At home As it is in the pub
Give us this day our foamy head, And forgive Us our spillages,
As we forgive those who Spill against us.
 And lead us not to incarceration, But deliver Us from hangovers.
For thine is the beer, The bitter, the lager.
  Forever and ever, Barmen.” Anonymous
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