Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For May 9, 2019 A 17,000 ton North Korean coal transporting ship has be seized by the U.S. for violating UN sanctions; Democratic former San Francisco Supervisor is in hot water for using the N word at San Francisco Democratic Central Committee meeting as demands surface that she resign; total hack politics on display at Adler the viper Nadler’s Judiciary Committee hearings on display to bring contempt charges against Barr for not violating the law by redacting small portions of the Mueller Report (Blues on the Committee are making total fools of themselves); Adler the viper Nadler is in the running for hypocrite of the year along with numerous Blue Representatives who went totally ballistic when Holder was found in contempt of Congress for not complying with subpoenas on the ill fated and inanely conceived Fast and Furious; the double standard practiced by the MSM reeks as Nancy Pelosi met with biased hack Al Sharpton to lambast Trump when a conservative pundit from Fox meets with a Red politician there is all hell to pay; Trump has filed law suits to prevent Deustche Bank and Capital One from responding to witch-hunt subpoenas from two House Committees because they lack a substantial legislative purpose (the Blues have chosen a path to try to destroy Barr and Trump due to their unrestrained animus against him); students at STEM Highland Ranch in Colorado where one person was killed and 7 were wounded bolted from a vigil when two Blue Politicians used the venue to advocate for gun control; AOC and Sanders are set to roll out today a plan which will curb greed and excesses in the banking and credit card industry; Jeff Zucker whose pivot to the left in news coverage has proved him to be a losing ratings sucker has confirmed that sexual abuse pervert Matt Lauer will not be joining CNN which will probably having employees exclaiming a huge whew over job loss concerns; new studies on Hawaii indicate rising water levels due to climate change will threaten the beaches and the tourism industry big time and studies on the Alps indicate two thirds of the ice cover will disappear by 2100; noted Peruvian chef Vigilio Martinez was held for questioning after trying to bring in 40 frozen piranhas to serve in his restaurant in Los Angeles; through May 8, 2019 739 people have been shot in Chicago of whom 146 have died (what makes the Smollett case so frustrating is that it forced the city of Chicago to allocate scarce detective resources when in only 9% of the shootings resulting in murder have a suspect being charged this year).
As always, I hope you enjoy today’s holidays and observances, a music link to 50 Cent feat. Olivia, factoids of interest for this day in history, the fact that you are not in need of paregoric, and a relevant quote from Billy Joel on competence in a an age of incompetence, 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. Victory Day—celebrated the victory over Nazi Germany by the Soviet Union.
2. National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day--Created by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration to promote awareness of mental health issues facing children, especially mental health arising when the fetus is exposed to drugs during pregnancy.
3. 2005 Number One Song—the number one song on this day in 2005 on a run of 6 weeks in that position was “Candy Shop” by 50 Cent feat. Olivia. Here is a recording of the song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SRcnnId15BA
4. Word of the Day—today’s word of the day as we move from words beginning with “o” to words beginning with “p” is “paregoric” which means soothing or lessening pain, a feeling when we are not forced to listen to the rants on Maxine Waters demanding Trump’s impeachment..
5. A Chip Off the Old Keyboard—celebrating the birthday on this day in 1949 of singer and song writer Billy Joel whose father was a noted pianist who passed his genes on to Billy who learned to play the piano at 4 and is best known for his iconic hits “The Piano Man” and “Uptown Girl.”
On this day in:
a. 1887 Bill Cody’s Wild West Show successfully opened in London, England.
b. 1941 the U-110 with its Ultra code book undamaged was successfully captured.
c. 1980 at a Security Pacific National Bank 5 heavily armed and masked robbers unsuccessfully tried to rob the bank with one deputy killed and two perpetrators killed; in the ensuing chase 33 police cars and a helicopter were damaged; the three surviving robbers were caught, tried and sentenced life without possibility of parole are currently rotting in state prison.
d. 2002 the 38 day standoff at the Church of the Nativity came to an end when the Palestinians inside agreed to have 13 suspected terrorists be deported to several countries that would accept them.
e. 2015 Russia staged its largest Victory Day Parade in Moscow to commemorate the 70th Anniversary of Victory Day over Nazi Germany.
Reflections on competancy: “As I have said I am merely competent but in an age of incompetence, that makes me extraordinary.” Billy Joel, noted singer and songwriter.
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