Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For September 11, 2018 On the 17th anniversary of the attacks on the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and the failed attack on the White House thwarted by the passengers of Flight 93 brought down as they stormed the flight cabin into a field in Pennsylvania; Hurricane Florence now a Cat 4 and expected grow to a Cat 5 is causing South Carolina to order the evacuation of 1.5 million people from the coast and President Trump to declare an emergency; Steve Bannon revealed on Fox that he believes up to a dozen Trump Administration officials hell bent on sabotaging the Trump Agenda are the authors of the anonymous Op-Ed (these traitors and criminals need to be uncovered, stripped of any security clearances, fired and referred for criminal prosecution simultaneously with Trump declassifying the FISA Warrant applications and ordering the DOJ and FBI to turn over to Congress all material subpoenaed by the House and Senate in an unredacted format); three vending machines capable of dispensing crack cocaine pipes have appeared in Suffolk County to the dismay of residents; Andy Kim is the latest Democratic poster child for the ends justify the means so prevalent in the Democratic Party by sending out fliers boasting falsely that he worked for Republicans as a high level security adviser trying to pass himself off as a bipartisan candidate as opposed to a clone of Nancy Pelosi; in Chicago, Emanuel’s announcement that he will not seek reelection has not curbed the gun violence as through September 9, 2018, 2146 people mostly of color have been shot by mostly people of color, of whom 346 have died (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 mostly people of color by mostly people of color).
As always, I hope you enjoy today’s holidays and observances, a music link to Chicago, factoids of interest for this day in history, the fact that you do not possess mutivity when comes to the truth, and a relevant quote from Sandy Dahl on lessons learned from 9/11, secure in the knowledge that if you want to find a gift for any memorable events like 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. Patriot Day—commemorating those who lost their lives both in the air and on the ground on the attacks on this nation on September 11, 2001. http://alaskanpoet.blogspot.com/2018/09/tribute-to-passengers-of-flight-93.html http://alaskanpoet.blogspot.com/2018/09/911-tribute-to-nyfd.html
2. Emergency Number Day—celebrating the designation of 911 as an emergency telephone number to summon police and firemen first responders.
3. 1982 Number One Song— the number one song in 1982 on a run of 2 weeks in that position was “Hard to Say I’m Sorry” by Chicago. Here is a recording of the song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zqq3tW3iACw
4. Word of the Day—today’s word of the day is “mutivity” which means a tendency to alter which when it comes to truth is a common denominator of most politicians.
5. To Argue Before Scotus--celebrating the birth on this day in 1940 of Ted Olson former Solicitor General of the United States who was considered become a nominee for a Justice of the Supreme Court and sadly whose wife was aboard the plane that crashed into the Pentagon on 9/11.
On this day in:
a. 1982 international forces sent to Beirut to guarantee the safety of Lebanese and Palestinian refugees following the invasion of Lebanon by Israeli forces left Beirut and five days later the Phalange, a right wing Christian militia, entered the Shaba and Shatila refugee camps to kill several thousand refugees.
b. 1992 Hurricane Iniki, the strongest hurricane to hit the Hawaiian Islands slammed into Kauai causing 6 deaths and $3.1 billion in property damage.
c. 2008 a fire occurred in the Channel Tunnel some 11 kilometers from France closing the Channel Tunnel to all but emergency traffic.
d. 2011 the National September 11 Memorial and Museum opened in New York City.
e. 2012 the American Consulate in Benghazi was attacked by terrorists resulting in the death of 4 Americans including our Ambassador Chris Stevens (Secretary of State Clinton escaped condemnation as Susan Rice pedaled the false narrative that the attack was spontaneous caused by an anti-Muslim video).
Reflections on the attacks of 9/11: “If we learn nothing else from this tragedy, we learn that life is short and that there is no time for hate.” Sandy Dahl, wife of Flight 93 pilot Jason Dahl
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