Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For November 13, 2019 The Schiff Impeachment Hearing Circus opened today with appropriate fireworks and MSM spin of validation of a quid pro quo that the Ukraine President has consistently denied (Jordan’s comment perhaps said it best dismissing Taylor with a scoff “And you are their best witness?”); the American people will have to decide for themselves over whether allegations based on second and third hand hearsay over a withholding of arms support that never occurred at a time the Ukraine had not knowledge of an alleged quid pro quo should merit impeachment in the backdrop of an Obama Administration whose only military support consisted of meals and blankets; though not under oath, lying Schiff claimed he did not know the identity of the “whistleblower” and probably if asked would lie that he or his staff had no interaction with him or her; Always Bias Cack still smarting over its spiking of the leaking of the open mic of Amy Robach on the Epstein death is back in the bias news with “pseudo independent” ABC contributor Matthew Dowd’s sexist tweet against Red Representative Elise Stafanik who has attacked the Blue Impeachment Hearings; Trump despite the efforts of the Blues to hobble him with bogus impeachment allegations was meeting with President of Turkey Erdogan and at a press conference claimed he would release the transcript of an earlier call with the Ukraine President; on the feline front a cat in a shelter in Texas has been sentenced to solitary confinement after repeatedly freeing his cat shelter mates; in Chicago with a new interim police chief as of November 11, 2019, 2430 have been shot, of whom, 415 have died; Baltimore with a fraction of Chicago’s population, is coming in second place in the amount of gun deaths as 295 have been murdered (when will Chicago and Baltimore 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 and when will the left focus on the problem of color on color shootings in Blue run cities which have been more deadly and more numerous than random mass shootings?
As always, I hope you enjoy today’s holidays and observances, factoids of interest for this day in history, a musical link to Joe Cocker and Jennifer Warnes, the fact you are blessed by being able to memorably propine when the occasion demands it and a relevant quote on the 2015 Paris terrorist attacks, 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 Kindness Day—created by the World Kindness Movement in 1998 to promote in our communities acts of kindness and to publicize such acts to encourage more acts for the benefit of our communities.
2. Sadie Hawkins Day—created as a result of the cartoon strip created by Al Capp Lil Abner who lived in Dogpatch and celebrated one day of the year when women there could date the men of their choice in what feminists might call a liberating event.
3. 1982 Number 1 Number One Song— the number one song in 1982 on this day on a run of 3 weeks in the position was “Up Where We Belong” by Joe Cocker and Jennifer Warnes. Here is a recording of the song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xoxjziGGcdQ . The duet won an Academy Award for best Original Song and Warnes continued to perform solo today and Cocker who struggled with heroin and alcohol and smoked 40 cigarettes a day until 1991 died from lung cancer at age 70 on December 22, 2014.
4. Word of the Day—today’s word of the day is “propine” which means to pledge in drinking which one often sees in toasts by members of a wedding party.
5. like A Falling Stone--celebrating the birthday on this day in 2000 of Hannah Stone, noted young New Tube singer who sadly after gaining almost 400,000 followers committed suicide on November 1, 2017.
On this day in:
a. 1947 the Soviet Union completed development of the AK-47, the most widely distributed assault rifle on Earth.
b. 1969 some 45,000 anti war protesters each carrying the name of a member of the military killed in the Vietnam War peacefully marched from Arlington National Cemetery to the White House in the March Against Death to protest the Vietnam War and demand its end.
c. 1982 the Vietnam Veterans Memorial was dedicated after a march to the site by thousands of Vietnam War Veterans.
d. 2013 Hawaii legalized same sex marriages.
e. 2015 in Paris, a series of coordinated jihadist terrorist attacks in the 10th and 11th Arrondissements killed 130 people, wounded over 400, of whom 100 were serious and punched the one way tickets to Paradise of 7 jihadists.
Reflections on the sickness of jihadism that justifies slaughter of innocent infidels: Paris was attacked not because of what the French do, as some Blame-The-West intellectuals claim, but because of what the French are: infidels who refuse to see the light of Islam. “ Amir Taheri conservative, controversial Irani journalist.
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