Wednesday, August 7, 2019

August 7, 2019 Ridley's Believe It Or Not National Purple Heart Day

Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For August 7, 2019 Stats out show the Blues when it comes to judicial appointments by Trump are in full on resistance mode with delays and large percentages of no votes regardless of qualifications; the Nothing But Cack network contributor Frank Figiluizzi made a complete off the wall slam on Trump for ordering the American flag at public buildings be flown at half staff until August 8 because it represents a “Heil Hitler”; Trump blasts the NYT for changing its headline under pressure from radical Blues from “Trump Urge Unity Not Hate” which is true to “Assailing Hate But Not Guns” which distorts his views (the bias and hate in the rags like the NYT is such that Trump no matter what he does is criticized; the Gaffer in Chief who more and more looks like he is mentally losing has given a fiery anti-Trump speech claiming he supports white supremacy and caused the shooting in El Paso; we were not present in the hospital room but Trump and the White House have slammed the mayor and Senator Sherrod Brown for distorting the visit; Google which in essence lied before Congress when it indicated it does not censor conservative views, is back in hot water for censoring Dennis Prager while Twitter has blocked video of protestors outside of McConnell’s heart calling for someone to stab him in the heart (an Iron Curtain far more devastating than what the Soviets imposed is descending on social media by the likes of Google, Facebook and Twitter); anti-Muslim bias is alive and well as Air Canada demanded a 12 year old on a flight to Canada from San Francisco remove her hajib because her passport photo did not have her wearing it; Joaquin Castro is doubling down over his doxing Trump donors on the lamest of all lamest claims that Trump’s donors are fueling hate (this pathetic person masquerading as a Congressman should be censured by the House for his activity which has to have a chilling effect on our electoral process; Trump will be visiting El Paso amidst speculation of what kind of Blue orchestrated protests there will be; on the criminal front an ICE raid at a Mississippi chicken processing plant, ICE rounded up 680 deportables while in San Francisco, feds in a sweep of the Tenderloin District of San Francisco arrested 32 people many Honduran nationals for distributing illegal drugs (here is a photo of a typical sidewalk in the Tenderloin):

 in Chicago through August 6, 2019, 1651 people mostly of color have been shot by mostly people of color, 279 of whom have died but none in the last two days,  a fraction of those dead from murders in Cape Town, South Africa but barely leading the 201 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 Mariah Carey, factoids of interest for this day in history, the fact that you are not a pilgarlick and a relevant quote from Phillip Drau pm racism, 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. National Purple Heart Day—honoring the hundreds of thousands of those who have been killed or wounded while serving in the U.S, Military since April 15, 1917.        
2. National Psychiatric Technicians Day—celebrated on the Wednesday of the first full week of August to honor the contribution in the treatment of mental health which sadly has not received the focus it deserves in recent years.      
3. 1990 Number One Song— the number one song in 1990 on a run of 4 weeks in that position was “Vision of Love” by Mariah Carey. Here is a recording video of her singing the song:  Although slowed down somewhat with Bipolar II disorder, she is still going strong and performing.  
4. Word of the Day—today’s word of the day is “pilgarlick” which means of self-pitying individual which Blue often promote in calling for their supporters to embrace the victim’s card.
5. Bringing Both Sides of the Aisle to Detest You—celebrating the birth on this day in 1944 of Robert Mueller, a former FBI Director and Vietnam War Bronze Medal winner and the former Special Prosecutor of Russian influence on the Trump Campaign whose investigation infuriated Reds who called it a witch-hunt and whose conclusions infuriated and devastated Blues over its refusal to find collusion or obstruction of justice.
     On this day in: 
     a. 1930 in a real example of racism Afro-Americans William Shipp and Abram Smith had the dubious distinction of being the last blacks in the Northern United States to be dragged while police watched from a jail cell in Marion, Indiana beaten and then hanged to death prior to trial on the charge of rape of a white woman and murder.        
    b. 1970 California judge Harold Haley was taken hostage in his courtroom by the brother of black activist George Jackson and killed while Jackson attempted to flee with him and additional hostages and freed prisoners in a failed attempt to free his brother from police custody who was shot and killed by police over a year later trying to escape from prison after killing five hostages.
    c. 1978 President Jimmy Carter declared a national emergency at Love Canal, City of Niagara Fall, New York due to years of the negligent dumping of toxic waste.   
d. 1987 U.S. swimmer Lynne Cox became the first person to swim between the U.S. and the Soviet Union swimming from Little Diomede Island in Alaska across the Bering Strait to Big Diomede Island in the Soviet Union.    
e. 1990 the first American troops arrived in Saudi Arabia as part of the Gulf War.  
Reflections on lynching: “Is it possible for white America to really understand blacks’ distrust of the legal system, their fears of racial profiling and the police, without understanding how cheap a black life was for so long a time in our nation’s history?” ― Philip Dray, At the Hands of Persons Unknown: The Lynching of Black America
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