Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For September 27, 2019 The rhetoric in the Swamp has gone totally over the top with Botox Nancy slamming Bill Barr for being a rogue AG and MSM pundits already convicting Trump of impeachment and demanding Barr recluse himself (saner heads among the Blues have totally disappeared and disgruntled idiots like Flake claiming that 37 Red Senators want to vote in favor of impeachment); no one among the Blues falsely condemning Trump for breach of our national security over Ukraine are considering the effect impeachment will have on China, North Korea, Iran and Russia whose readings of the tea leaves must be Trump will soon be gone and we need not come to the table on issues between us and the United States and kiss any trade deal with China goodbye); now sure if Tulsi Gabbard was taken to woodshed by Botox Nancy but she has shifted her view of impeachment; the whistleblower who may have surpassed Strzock and Paige in their efforts to derail Trump’s presidency has not been identified nor his or her sources but the NYT has reported that the whistleblower works for the CIA, the stomping grounds of rabid Trump hater John Brennan (odds that Brennan is licking his chops with fist in air yelling “Gotcha”); as much as sane people would like to get rid of Nadler they are now faced with a Hobson choice is a district that is probably Blue-safe—support his primary challenger who is AOC on steroids in terms of her leftist policies and keep the devil they know (if only there was a Red candidate that might have a chance to help end this nonsense); once again an unelected federal judge nominated by President Obama has thorn a serious monkey wrench in enforcement of our immigration law by granting an injunction forbidding Trump form licensing private facilities as detention centers to hold illegal children for more than 20 days; the CDC in a study of the spike in respiratory related hospitalizations has warned that the problem may be related to vaping products with THC; Botox Pelosi was momentarily sidetracked from her impeachment vendetta against Trump to rail against the Red state legislatures for imposing restrictions on abortion claiming Republicans are against basic morality; on the religious front chalk a victory up for Christians who received an injunction in their favor banning the State of Michigan’s refusal to permit faith based adoption agencies to ban adoption by same sex couples; Hong Kong is bracing for a weekend of massive protests over China’s increasingly oppressive rule; in Chicago through September 25, 2019, 2102 have been shot of whom 361 have died; and in Baltimore with a fraction of Chicago’s population, 254 have been murdered in Baltimore (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 Perry Come and Russ Case and His Orchestra, the fact that you are not posh, and a relevant quote on the use of pesticide on our genetic heritage by Rachedl Carson, 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 Tourism Day—celebrated by the United Nations World Tourism Organization to promote tourism as a means of economic growth and increased understanding among the peoples of the world.
2. National BRAVE Day—created by SweetLife in 2017 and celebrated on the 4th Friday in September to encourage women to give a helping hand and provide emotional support to other women who are suffering tragedies to be BRAVE to get through the tragedy.
3. 1945 Number One Song— the number one song in 1945 on this day on a run of 10 weeks in the position was “Til The End Of Time” by Perry Como and Russ Case and His Orchestra. Here is a recording of the song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o5tHXmagmq0. Time ended for Perry on May 12, 2001 in his sleed at the age of 89.
4. Word of the Day—today’s word of the day is “posh” which means in this case not rich and luxurious but nonsense which may describe those who spend too much on luxurious, expensive goods.
5. Full Range Guy—celebrating the birth on this day of noted singer Marvin Aday, better know to his fans as Meatloaf, a nickname coined by his high school football coach for his weight whose full range of notes blew a recording fuse which resulted in a record contract; during his career he has sold over 50 million records.
On this day in:
a. 1908 the production of what would become millions of Model T cars commenced at the Ford Piquette Avenue Plant in Detroit.
b. 1956 Colonel Apt became the first person to break Mach 3 speed in a Bell X-2 plane but the thrill was short-lived as the plane quickly went out of control and crashed, killing him.
c. 1962 Rachel Carson’s book Silent Spring was published which proved to be great for Pelicans being devastated by the use of DDT in agriculture but a disaster for fighting malaria due to outcry over the use of DDT.
d. 1999 the final game of the Detroit Tigers was played at Tiger Stadium in Detroit where the Detroit Tigers beat the Kansas City Royals 8-2.
e. 2001 in Zug, Switzerland, Freidrich Leibbach entered a Parliament building, killing 14 people and wounding 18 others before killing himself because his twisted mind thought he was being persecuted.
Reflections on the effect of pesticides and our genes: ”For mankind as a whole, a possession infinitely more valuable than individual life is our genetic heritage. . . Yet genetic deterioration through man-made agents is the menace of our time . . .” Rachel Carson, Silent Spring (Chpt. 13, p. 186)
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