Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For August 21, 2019 Gavin Newsom idiotically blames Texas for our current homeless catastrophe when the blame and feces rest solely on his policies; Federal watchdog warns that both Trump and Blues are indifferent to rising tide of trillion dollar deferral deficits that will swamp our fiscal future; in a race that may be a spike into the heart of the Blues, Whitney Williams, an illegal alien dreamer at the age of 10 when parents overstayed their visa, married an American citizen, became a citizen as is now running as a Republican for Congress to recover a seat flipped last year by the Blues by someone who is out of touch with the values of the people in the district; Morning Joe went off the rails again with his anti-Trump diatribe of Trump’s attack on Blue Jewish voters voting Blue in light of the attacks by members of that party on Israel as being the same as the Nazis who called Jews disloyal (really Joe on a day when a founder of the Exodus Movement called Trump the best friend Israel has ever had?); another copycat ice cream tampering case as a man posts a video of himself opening a container of Blue Bell ice cream, licking it and replacing it in the freezer (arrested, his defense was that he purchased the container and wanted a sample lick before he bought); President Trump has negotiated a trade deal with Mexico on tomatoes with Mexico that will make Mexican tomatoes duty free with a price of $.31 a pound; in another black eye for the VA fired Doctor Morris Robert Levy has been charged with three counts of manslaughter for falsifying his misdiagnosis of three patients who died under his care and after being fired for two times for being under the influence of drugs a report into his performance on 33,000 cases found erroneous diagnoses by him in over 3,000 cases; the Trump Administration has announced the end of the Flores Agreement which required the release of families from detention if their asylum cases have not been heard in 20 days (assuming a liberal 9th Circuit judge does not enjoin the plan, this new policy permitting indefinite detention of families with children will end the caging rhetoric and result in a marked decrease of illegals trying to cross our borders); in Chicago through August 20, 2019, 1773 have been shot of whom 296 have died and in Baltimore with a fraction of Chicago’s population, 218 have been 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 Christina Aguilera, factoids of interest for this day in history, the fact that you are enjoying pleasance and a relevant quote from Pastor Mark Blitz on solar eclipses, 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. Poet’s Day—commemorating an art form that has been around since Summerian Times with the Epic of Gilgamesh and celebrated since 2001. To celebrate read some of my poems on www.alaskanpoet.blogspot.com
2. National Medical Dosimetrist Day—commemorating the contribution of the dosimetrist whose knowledge of radiation doses and equipment makes him or her a valuable member of the oncology team.
3. 1999 Number One Song— the number one song in 1999 on a run of 5 weeks in that position was “Genie In A Bottle” by Christina Aguilera. Here is a recording of the song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kIDWgqDBNXA This noted singer, songwriter is still going strong at 38 with over 75 million records sold to her credit.
4. Word of the Day—today’s word of the day is “pleasance” which is pleasure or enjoyment, commodities which are in short supply in the Swamp.
5. Lou Gehrig Trumps Sponge Bob—celebrating the birth on this day in 1961 of noted animated director and creator and director of Sponge Bob who sadly came down with ALS and died way too at the age of 57 on November 26, 2018.
On this day in:
a. 1959 President Dwight Eisenhower signed an Executive Order admitting Hawaii as the nations’s 50th State.
b. 1968 became the first African-American Marine to win the Congressional Medal of Honor when it was awarded posthumously to him for his actions in South Vietnam.
c. 1969 Gap, Inc. opened its first store in San Francisco, California.
d. 1983 upon returning to the Philippines and landing at Manila’s International Airport, Philippine opposition leader Benigno Aquino. Jr. was assassinated after leaving the airplane.
e. 2017 a solar eclipse of the Sun was visible across the continental U.S. visited by the Alaskan Poet in its total glory at the Salem Airport in Salem, Oregon.
Reflections on the total solar eclipse passing over the U.S. on this day in 2017: ““Now this August 21, 2017, we have a total solar eclipse going over the United States. This is again at the beginning of the month of repentance on the first of Elul! Could God be giving us warning that we need to repent or judgment will be coming on the United States? The timing couldn’t be clearer.” – Pastor Mark Blitz, noted pastor and author who correlates solar eclipses and lunar eclipses with Biblical prophecies
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