Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For October 8, 2019 Hillary in the joke of the Century rants back at Trump’s challenge for her to run-“Don’t Tempt Me”; Trump is trying to hold a rally in Minneapolis, the backyard of Somali born Ilhan Omar which the Blue Mayor Frey seems to be trying to prevent by demanding the arena where it is to be held cough up $530,000 to pay for security which has Trump on the Twitter warpath (Minneapolis is home to a lot of Somali immigrants whom Frey he must feel, given Omar’s 24/7 rants against Trump, will rise up in violent protest and has banned off duty police acting as security from wearing their uniforms); the head of the Minneapolis Police Union has blasted the liberal mayor for trying to bully Trump from coming; Warren evidently has not learned from her “I am a member of the Cherokee Tribe” miscue as is now peddling a tale that she was fired from her teaching job due to being visibly pregnant that with her Cherokee claim led her to Harvard and politics (slight problem with this delusional tale is that videos cast doubt on its veracity but truth has never deterred her before); what a difference political affiliation makes when scandal is involved as Hunter Biden’s and his family’s privacy seem sacrosanct compared to the media
stakeout hype over Kavanaugh; on the impeachment front, Trump has exerted executive privilege and barred the Ambassador to the EU from appearing at a deposition of what he calls the “kangaroo court” of the Blue House impeachment investigation while a new Washington Post indicated that a slight majority of Americans supported the impeachment inquiry while a slight majority indicated the impeachment inquiry was distracting Congress from dealing with important issues (with the echo chamber of the MSM clamoring for impeachment 24/7 against the sole voice of reason Fox, Trump faces an uphill battle in the House and should be getting his ducks in a row to quash the procedure in the Senate); in what must seem as an anomaly openly gay Pete Buttigieg is slamming the LBGT media for its coverage of his homosexuality while refusing to answer questions by CNN’s Jake Tapper whether he would support a mandatory assault gun buyback; the left’s intolerance was on display as it released a Twitter storm attacking Ellen DeGeneres for sitting in the owner’s box watching the Cowboys play the Packers next to George W. Bush (good for her as she on her show talked about having respect for people whose views you may disagree with which is advice the intolerant left needs to pay attention to); in Chicago through October 7, 2019, 2170 have been shot of whom, 373 have died but none on the 7th which is a miracle; in Baltimore with a fraction of Chicago’s population, 262 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 the Four Aces, the fact that you are not guilty of pravity, and a relevant quote on ebola from Time Magazine, 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. Own Business Day—created by Metro AG in 2016 and celebrated on the second Tuesday in October to honor or commiserate with as the case may be those who own their own business.
2. International Lesbian Day—celebrated mainly in Australia and New Zealand to honor the lesbian culture since the 90’s.
3. 1955 Number One Song— the number one song in 1955 on this day on a run of 1 week in the position was “Love Is a Many Splendored Thing” by the Four Aces. Here is a recording of the song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GnDtxiNwDS8. The original Four Aces were shuffled back to the deck of eternity in their late 80’s and early 90’s but the name lives on with new singers today.
4. Word of the Day—today’s word of the day is “pravity” which means wickedness or depravity, which describes Epstein’s past behavior to a tee.
5. Rainbow Man—celebrating or bemoaning as the case may be the birth on this day in 1941 of the Reverend Jesse Jackson, a noted Civil Rights leader who was very active in the Rainbow/Push Movement.
On this day in:
a. 1967 Che Guevara and his followers were captured in Bolivia by two battalions of Bolivian soldiers and executed the next day on orders of the President of Bolivia.
b. 1974 Franklin National Bank in the largest bank failure of its time collapsed due to fraud and mismanagement.
c. 1982 Cats opened on Broadway and was performed for almost 18 years before its last performance on September 10, 2000.
d. 2001 President Bush created the Department of Homeland Security in response to the attacks of 9/11.
e. 2014 Thomas Eric Duncan who had the dubious distinction of being the first person in America diagnosed with Ebola died.
Reflections on Ebola: “For decades, Ebola haunted rural African villages like some mythic monster that every few years rose to demand a human sacrifice and then returned to its cave. It reached the West only in nightmare form, a Hollywood horror that makes eyes bleed and organs dissolve and doctors despair because they have no cure.”—Time Magazine (December 2014)
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