Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For November 10, 2019 On the impeachment front, Senator Graham is blasting him for not wanting to know the truth and informing him in no uncertain terms, impeachment is DOA in the Senate if the “whistle blower” does not testify and subject himself or herself to cross examination (Schiff needs to be called as a witness to expose his lies on his dealings with the “whistleblower”; if we thought there might be a chance however slim that the House impeachment proceeding would be impartial and allow the president even a modicum of due process, those hopes were dashed by Hack Hakeem Jefferies’ ”Get Lost” response to the Reds’ witness list and Schiff’s refusal to allow the “whistleblower” to be questioned; Nikki Haley has a book out in which she details Kelly and Tillerson confiding in her on the need to resist Trump’s policies which appalled her as it conflicted with her view that they should have gone to the president and voiced their concerns and if he disagreed, resigned; Blues who continue to ignore the fate of Bozo O’Dork and campaign on mandatory gun buybacks may not do well in Lake County Florida as it became the first jurisdiction in the nation to opt for 2nd Amendment Sanctuary status; Utah will no longer mandate the limit on beer to not exceed 3.2% by raising the maximum limit to 4*% to the disappointment of craft beer and IPA lovers; De Niro is back in the news spouting that Giuliani is like a crime family and has lost his mind (takes one to know one De Niro; in Chicago with a new interim police chief as of November 9, 2019, 2416 have been shot, of whom, 413 have died but in a minor miracle none on the 9th ; in Baltimore with a fraction of Chicago’s population, is coming in second place in the amount of gun deaths as 296 have been murdered (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 Eagles, the fact you are blessed by not being profligate in your lifestyle and a relevant quote on the tearing down of the Berlin Wall by Gerhard Schröder, 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. United States Marine Corps Birthday—celebrating the creation of the USMC on this day in 1775 with the first enlistees signing up at Tun’s Tavern in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
2. National Area Code Day—celebrating the creation of the three digit area codes that divide and distinguish service areas and provide us with toll free numbers and enabled us to direct dialing of long distance on this day in 1947 due to area codes.
3. 1979 Number 1 Number One Song— the number one song in 1979 on this day on a run of 1 week in the position was “Heartache Tonight” by the Eagles. Here is a recording of the song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4RXe8_Ws9XA. This very talented band was formed in 1971 and is still going strong performing and going on tour.
4. Word of the Day—today’s word of the day is “profligate” which means rashly extravagant which describes Blue spending and taxing habits to a tee.
5. Murphy’s Law--celebrating the birthday on this day in 1977 of noted singer and actress Brittany Murphy who died way too young from pneumonia with a large amount over the counter cold and flu drugs in her system.
On this day in:
a. 1865 Confederate Major Howard Wirz had the dubious distinction of being one of only two Confederate soldiers tried, convicted and executed for war crimes due to the abysmal inhumane conditions at Camp Sumter prisoner of war camp near Andersonville, Georgia.
b. 1983 Bill Gates introduced Windows 1.0.
c. 1989 Germans begin to tear down the Berlin Wall.
d. 1997 WorldCom and MCI Communications announced a $37 billion merger at that time the largest merger in history.
e. 2018 the Camp Fire which had previously destroyed the town of Paradise had surpassed the Tubbs Fire as the most destructive wildfire in terms of structures destroyed in California’s history and had grown to 100,000 acres with 20% containment and still expanding.
Reflections on tearing down the Berlin Wall: "The Wall was not brought down by Washington, Bonn or Moscow. It was razed to the ground by the courageous and intrepid people, from both the East and the West.” Gerhard Schröder, former chancellor of Germany.
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