Tuesday, August 6, 2019

August 6, 2019 Ridley's Believe It Or Not Hiroshima Peace Memorial Day

Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For August 6, 2019 Not sure if it is a sign of desperation or a sin cleansing pilgrimage, but Harris and Booker on the heels of a Sanders town hall have appeared at Reverend’s Fowler’s Missionary Baptist Church in Las Vegas where he preaches homosexuality will send you to Hell (Biden and Warren are remaining steady in polls but the alien supporter queen Harris skewered by Gabbard has seen her popularity fall; Trump is rightfully slamming Google and its CEO Sandar Pichai over alleged anti-conservative bias (being banned on social media is a political death sentence of reducing a person to a person that does not exist); an assault weapon is in the eye of the beholder who defines it which could mean that Biden’s call for a buy back confiscation of assault weapons could entail all semi-automatic rifles and pistols (watch Blues migrate to allowing only single shot weapons which were the only weapons that existed at the time the the Bill of Rights was added to the Constitution); an Appeals Court ruled that a District Court erred in dismissing Sarah Palin’s PAC suit aginst the New York Times for defaming her by claiming the crosshairs on Representative Giffords contributed to her being shot; Brazilian convicted drug dealer Clauvino de Silva facing a sentence of over 73 years who tried to escape disguised as his visiting daughter was found hanged in his cell; new evidence has apparently surfaced that Hitler’s grandfather was Jewish which will not provided solace to the millions of Jews who perished in the Holocaust; in a sign that the logjam over gun control may be breaking Kelly Musgrave a country western singer from Texas is urging gun control legislation including a ban on semi-automatic rifles; Escobar is still ranting that Trump is not welcome to visit El Paso on Wednesday and the Mayor of Dayton does not look all that pleased that Trump will visit her city on the same day also (how can Trump ascend the bully pulpit of unity when the left wants to ban him from appearing?); people thinking of visiting the Philippines might want to think again as an epidemic of over 145,000 cases of Dengue Fever have been reported in that islands nation; Strzok, the disgraced lovebird FBI agent we have learned to dislike, who evidently still has his security clearance is claiming Trump pressured the DOJ to fire him; the RNC and Trump have sued California for its idiotic law requiring release of a candidate’s tax returns to appear on the primary ballot (the joys of living in a state ruled by Blues defies finding the words to rightfully complain); the stock market already rattled by the increasing trade war with China but on a rebound today, heard news from the head of the St. Louis Federal Reserve that the Fed could not at this time commit to another rate cut; in Chicago through August 5, 2019, 1643 people mostly of color have been shot by mostly people of color, 278 of whom have died,  a fraction of those dead from murders in Cape Town, South Africa but barely leading the 199 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 Prince, factoids of interest for this day in history, the fact that you do not express pigsconce in your opinions and a relevant quote from Andy Warhol on death, 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. Hiroshima Peace Memorial Day—celebrated first in 1947 to commemorate the dropping of the atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan on this day in 1945.        
2. National Night Out Day—created by the National Association of Town Watch in 1984 to foster cooperation between police and the community by reclaiming parks and other community sites from criminal elements.      
3. 1989 Number One Song— the number one song in 1989 on a run of 1 week in that position was “Batdance” by Prince. Here is a recording of the song.    
4. Word of the Day—today’s word of the day is “pigsconce” which means rubbish or hogwash which again describes to a tee what has a tendency to come out of the Swamp.
5. Pop Goes The Pistol—celebrating the birth on this day in 1928 of noted pop artist Andy Warhol who survived being shot by feminist writer Veronica Solanas on June 3, 1968 and recovered to continue his storied artistic career only to die after gall bladder surgery on February 22, 1987.
     On this day in: 
     a. 1890 William Klemmer had the dubious distinction of becoming the first person in the U.S, to be executed in Auburn Prison in an electric chair in a process that took 8 minutes and after being declared dead after the first attempt, witnesses observed he was still breathing and the warden had to turn the switch back on.        
    b. 1926 Gertrude Ederle became the first woman to swim across the English Channel.
    c. 1960 in a move that would prompt an embargo of all trade with Cuba by the United States, Cuba nationalized all American and foreign owner property in Cuba.   
d. 1990 the United Nations Security Council in response to Kuwait’s invasion by Iraq imposed a worldwide sanction on all trade into or coming out of Iraq.    
e. 1991 Tim Berners-Lee released his files describing the World Wide Web and WWWW debuted as a publically available service for the internet.  
Reflections on death by Andy Warhol: “I never understood why when you died, you didn't just vanish, everything could just keep going on the way it was only you just wouldn't be there. I always thought I'd like my own tombstone to be blank. No epitaph, and no name. Well, actually, I'd like it to say 'figment.'”
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