Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For February 19, 2019 McCabe is hot to trot to sell his book and cast him as a hero as he slams Loretta Lynch for not appointing a special counsel to investigate HRC’s illegal activity, claims that Rosenstein was deadly serious about wearing a wire to trap Trump into a 25th Amendment removal and that when he briefed congressional leadership of the counterintelligence probe of Trump’s firing of Comey (when will this liar like Flynn, Mannafort and Papadopolus be prosecuted for lying to the FBI or do we have to endure the double standard of selective Red prosecution?); Justice Thomas in a concurring opinion questioned the continuation of the Sullivan case in defamation cases (Trump’s point exactly in the era of fake news and total bias of the MSM); Gavin Newsome is trying to play the victim card as Trump has cancelled $925 million for the bullet train and demanded the state return the $2.5 billion already wastefully spent (sadly Newsome wants to continue work on the train between Bakersfield and San Francisco which is like Senator Stevens Alaska Bridge to Nowhere as people would have to board a bus to get to Bakersfield from L.A. or board a bus in Bakersfield to get to L.A.); CNN going all stops to be a valued adjunct for the DNC with highly promoted town halls for Blue candidates like Harris and Klobacher and Independent Howard Schultz; lawyers for the Covington Catholic School students defamed by the Washington Post have filed suit against the paper for defamation (we need a free press but we do not need a press whose animus against Trump results in a rush to judgment which in the case of the Covington Catholic School students was clearly false).
As always, I hope you enjoy today’s holidays and observances, a music link to Artie Shaw, factoids of interest for this day in history, the fact you are free of any acts that may be considered ordure and a relevant quote from Chester Nimitz on the battle of Iwo Jima, 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. Prevent Plagiarism Day— created by freelance writer and columnist Jace Shoemaker-Galloway after she noticed that her articles were appearing verbatim on the internet on various websites. Definitely an act that should not be tolerated and a holiday that Joe Biden does not celebrate.
2. Iwo Jima Day—commemorating the landing of Marines on the island of Iwo Jima in a battle that raged for 5 weeks and cost the U.S. 25,000 casualties of whom 7,000 died and the Japanese all but 200 of the 21,000 troops stationed there died.
3. 1941 Number One Song— the number one song on this day in 1941 on a run of 12 weeks in that position was “Frenesi” by Artie Shaw and His Orchestra. Here is a recording of the song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sMOHMYl5BCs
4. Word of the Day—today’s word of the day as we move from words beginning with “n” to words beginning with “o” is “ordure” which means something morally degrading which describes the MSM Trump Derangement Syndrome to a tee.
5. Dirty Dozen—celebrating the birth on this day in 1924 of noted actor and Oscar winner in Cat Ballou Lee Marvin who appeared in about 70 films and is best remembered for his palimony case in California Marvin v. Marvin in which Marvin’s live-in girl friend of 5 years was denied on half of his earnings during that 5 year period.
On this day in:
a. 1847 the first group of rescuers reached the stranded Donner Party.
b. 1878 Thomas Edison received a patent for the phonograph.
c. 1915 French and British warships began the bombardment of the Ottoman shore batteries in the Dardanelles.
d. 1953 Georgia created the first literature censorship board in the United States.
e. 1976 in a what took us so long moment, President Ford executed Proclamation 4417 which rescinded Executive Order 9066 which authorized the removal of Japanese-Americans to inland detention facilities.
Reflections on Iwo Jima: “The battle of Iwo Island has been won. The United States Marines by their individual and collective courage have conquered a base which is as necessary to us in our continuing forward movement toward final victory as it was vital to the enemy in staving off ultimate defeat.” Admiral Chester Nimitz
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