Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For October 7, 2019 While the speculation of who on SCOTUS will retire focuses on Ruth Ginsburg, conservative Justice Clarence Thomas missed the court’s opening session oral arguments due to an unspecified illness; on the impeachment front, McConnell has vowed to stop the leftist mob’s impeachment quest in its tracks if it gets to the Senate which appears to be the case (if you listen you can hear the cheers from Beijing, Moscow, Tehran and North Korea over impeachment of Trump and the boos on McConnell’s announcement); Chuck Todd put to rest any speculation of his credentials as a “journalist” in his acrimonious interview with Senator Ron Johnson (this icon of bias needs to change job description from moderator to propagandist); on the litigation front New York’s attempt to obtain Trump’s tax records has been put on hold to give Trump’s attorneys a chance to appeal a lower court ruling; in a painful example of sports and politics mixing, after the GM of the Houston Rockets tweeted in support of Hong Kong protesters to avoid loss of a potentially lucrative market for the NBA in China, the NBA caved to Chinese complaints; Warren in typical leftist overkill wants to ban judges from owning individual stocks (normally judge would recuse him or herself if stocks were owned in a party to a case just like she should recuse herself from voting on Trump impeachment because she needs him out to win); Georgetown Law School should be ashamed of itself for allowing anti-free speech pro illegal alien Credo thugs from shouting down the Secretary of Homeland Security’s keynote speech on a conference held there on immigration; on the hunting front chronic wasting disease caused by prions is wasting the deer population in 24 states but so far no transmission caused by eating venison of infected deer has yet been reported; our NATO “ally” is invading parts of Syria to deal with Kurds and in the process may release 10,000 ISIS prisoners held by the Kurds as the U.S. pulls back its forces; in Chicago through October 6, 2019, 2162 have been shot of whom, 373 have died; in Baltimore with a fraction of Chicago’s population, 258 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 Rosemary Clooney, the fact that you are a practive person, and a relevant quote on bullying by Chris Colfer, 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. National LED Day—created by Bridelux in 2016 to commemorate Isamu Akasaki, Hiroshi Amano and Shuji Nakamura receiving on this day in 2014 the Nobel Prize for the blue light LED which opened up the use of LEDs in indoor lighting.
2. Blue Shirt Day—celebrated on the first Monday in October since 2009 to create awareness of the need to prevent bullying and to kick off Bullying Prevention Month.
3. 1954 Number One Song— the number one song in 1954 on this day on a run of 6 weeks in the position was “Hey There” by Rosemary Clooney. Here is a recording of the song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kSASnjrWxmY. Rosemary fought here way out of depression but could not kick her smoking habit and lied of lung cancer on June 29, 2004.
4. Word of the Day—today’s word of the day is “practive” which means practical, a skill or trait that most politicians and denizens of the Swamp lack.
5. Terror On Ice And In A Keikogi—celebrating or bemoaning as the case may be the birth on this day in 1952 of Vladimir Putin, the President of Russia who in addition to causing issues for the U.S. still plays hockey and competes in Judo (although it must take a very brave or foolish Russian to body check him or toss him to the mat.
On this day in:
a. 1919 KLM Airlines, the Netherlands national airline, was founded and is the oldest airline still operating under its original name.
b. 1985 the cruise ship Achille Lauro was hijacked by 4 terrorists of the Palestine Liberation Front who killed a disabled Jewish-American passenger Leon Klinghoffer and threw his body overboard.
c. 1996 to the bane of the left and the MSM Fox News began broadcasting79 Pope John Paul II became the first Pope to visit the White House.
d. 1998 Guy Shephard a gay student at the University of Wyoming was found tied to a fence after having been beaten savagely by two men who were charged with first degree murder when Shephard subsequently died and were sentenced to two consecutive life sentences and are currently rotting in prison where they belong.
e. 2001 the U.S. military involvement in Afghanistan began with air operations and covert operations against the Taliban due to its refusal to surrender Osama bin Laden.
Reflections on bullying which should never be tolerated whether physically or on the internet: “When people hurt you over and over, think of them like sand paper; They may scratch and hurt you a bit, but in the end, you end up polished and they end up useless.” Chris Colfer, noted Irish-Amerian singer, actor and author
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