Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For October 3, 2019 When it comes to corruption hard not to say that Ukraine is in first place as documents released today question how much Hunter Biden due to his father’s influence was raking in and the extent to which the fired Ukrainian prosecutor was let go because he would not back down from the Hunter Biden conspiracy to defraud (who to believe and how in heavens name does a phone call rise to the level of improper behavior when 5 Blue Senators still in the race know they could not beat Trump and need to have him removed but will not most likely remove themselves from voting on his guilt if the House impeaches him—typical hypocrisy from the likes of Harris who demand members of the administration recuse themselves at the drop of a hat); Maddow joins the bias pundits of the MSM claiming Trump will be impeached but adds Pompeo and Barr are putting their necks at risk (what drug is this biased ideologue smoking?); in a hopeful sign that the MSM may be awakening to the evil of its Trump Derangement Syndrome Ways, The View skewered Rachel Maddow that she may be part of the problem of the population’s growing distrust of the MSM; Chuck Todd is off the deep end with his solemn pronouncements that we face a national emergency because of Trump (we may face a national emergency but the cause is not Trump but advocacy “journalists” like Todd spewing their bias); the friendly skies while flying rarely exist and now in LAX the arrivals are going to get less friendly as passengers instead of being picked up a the curb to be whisked home after a miserable flight are going to have to take a shuttle from the airport to use Uber, Lyft or taxis;; in Chicago through October 3, 2019, 2145 have been shot of whom, 368 have died but no one on the 3rd; in Baltimore with a fraction of Chicago’s population, 256 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 Tony Bennett, the fact that we have not had to endure significant pother this season in California, and a relevant quote on E-Waste by Roscoe Barnett, 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. Blessing of the Animals at the Cathedral Day—created in honor of St. Francis, the patron saint of animals, for parishioners to have their animals blessed.
2. Eday—created by New Zealand Computer Access in 2006 to create awareness of the need to dispose of used computers and peripherals in an environmentally sound manner.
3. 1951 Number One Song— the number one song in 1951 on this day on a run of 8 weeks in the position was “Because of You” by Tony Bennett. Here is a recording of the song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fd5Id_1Y5_0. Who ever you was she is causing Tony to continue singing at the ripe old age of 93.
4. Word of the Day—today’s word of the day is “pother” which choking smoke or dust which we have forward to look in California when our wildfires break out.
5. Double Trouble—celebrating not the daily consumption of a quart of alcohol and seven grams a day but the cofounding of the band by that name by Stevie Ray Vaugh born on this day in 1954 and who managed to get into rehab for his drug and alcohol problems but had the misfortune of dying in a helicopter crash after a concert on August 27, 1990.
On this day in:
a. 1863 the last Thursday in November was proclaimed as Thanksgiving by Abraham Lincoln.
b. 1957 the California Supreme Court ruled the Alan Ginsburg’s Howl and Other Poems was not obscene..
c. 1981 the largest hunger strike in Maze Prison in Northern Ireland ended after 7 months with 10 dead.
d. 1993 an attack by elite U.S. forces against a warlord in Mogadishu, Somalia failed with 2 helicopters shot down and 3 more damaged with 19 U.S. soldiers killed, 78 wounded and one captured and later released with 200-500 Somali warriors killed and around 500 wounded.
e. 2008 the Economic Stabilization Act of 2008 designed to counter the worst U.S, financial crisis since 2008 was signed into law by President Bush.
Reflections on the creation and disposal of E-Waste: “"What we're dealing with here is really a self-inflicted wound, a self-inflicted problem. Much of this equipment is made with planned obsolescence. What is more important -- to spend more time with these silly [electronic] games, or to use less energy so there will be more available for our kids and grandkids?" Roscoe Barnett, a Republican Congressman from Maryland
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