Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For November 22, 2019 Finally and mercifully, the Schiff Impeachment Circus has come to an end, after laying from beginning to end a big egg of hearsay, conjecture, speculation and presumption but no evidence of any impeachable offense on a day when a real bombshell was leaked by CNN and confirmed by WAPO that Michael Horowitz’s investigation has found that a FBI lawyer believed to be Peter Strozk (but later last night that confirmation detail deleted by WAPO) falsified documents used by the FISA Court to issuance the warrant authorizing surveillance of the Trump Campaign (Clapper and Brennan must be sweating blood as the Horowitz Report will be released on December 9 and he will appear on December 11 before a Senate committee; more bombshells have fallen on the Blues in polls revealing a swing of opinion against impeachment and removal and results of the Blue debate on Wednesday showing the lowest level of viewers (Schiff’s and his minion’s performance during the hearings have proved the difficulties to be faced when you grab a tiger by the tail); consistent with the MSM doing everything to spin and protect the Blues, CNN gave almost no air time to its own report of the leak (the chefs in the MSM cafeterias must be scrambling to find edible recipes and seasonings for the crow menus their pseudo journalists will be eating in the coming days); Adam Schiff and Swalwell merited contempt and disdain for their performance while Jordan and Stafanik clearly 5 stars (the Cleveland Plain Dealer degenerated into leftist ad hominen attack mode in an editorial viciously attacking him by one of its ex-editors); the Gaffer in Chief, Joe Biden was in rare form when he claimed with black Kamala Harris on the debate stage with him that he’s the only candidate that has been endorsed by the only female black senator (lamely tried to correct by claiming he said “the first black female senator”); on the immigration front the Oregon Supreme Court has adopted rules designed to prevent ICE from making administrative arrests in or near courthouses and the Washington Supreme Court is considering the same which has produced an outcry from the Trump administration; while the left idiotically rails for the abolition of ICE, a report released says the U.S. is in the top three for countries for trafficking victims (anecdotally confirmed with an ICE raid in Kansas City arresting 21 alleged traffickers and a Border Patrol arrest of a trafficker who cut a hole in a wall on the Mexican border and drove a truck with 16 illegals in it and fortunately they and the drive were all arrested; in Chicago with a new interim police chief as of November 20, 2019, 2494 have been shot, of whom, 425 have died; Baltimore with a fraction of Chicago’s population, is coming in second place in the amount of gun deaths as 309 have been murdered, a number which equals all of last year’s fatalities (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 Bad English, the fact you are not burdened by protervity and a relevant quote on the treatment of animals by Mohatma Gandhi, 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. Humane Society Anniversary Day—created in 1954 by journalists Fred Myers and Helen Jones, Larry Andrews, and Marcia Glaser to promote animal welfare and prevent cruelty to animals.
2. National Stop the Violence Day—observed since 1990 to promote efforts to stop gun violence in our cities and towns, an effort which Chicago and Baltimore and other blue run cities shows is not going well.
3. 1989 Number 1 Number One Song— the number one song in 1989 on this day on a run of 2 weeks in the position was “When I See You Smile” by Ban English. Here is a recording of the song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cu6pclWsxzs This group named after a member missing a pool shot due to bad spin on the ball (“Bad English”) was active from 1987 to 1991.
4. Word of the Day—today’s word of the day is “protervity” which means petulance a trait which Adam Schiff seemed to evidence big time as his star witnesses wilted under Republican questioning.
5. Worth More Than Any Oscar--celebrating the birthday on this day in 1958 of noted actress and children’s book author Jamie Lee Curtis whose many accomplishments include being a recovering alcoholic, sober since 1999 which she believes has been her greatest achievement in life.
On this day in:
a. 1942 in what would prove to be a turning point in the war in Europe, General von Paulus telegrammed to Hitler that the Sixth Army was encircled by the Russians in Stalingrad where they would be defeated as Hitler refused non Paulus’ pleas to withdraw before the encircling ring grew so tight to prevent a breakout.
b. 1963 in one of his better investments, William Clay Ford bought the Detroit Lions for $4.5 million.
c. 1977 the world became a much smaller globe as British Airways inaugurated transpacific service from Alameda to Manila.
d. 2002 Muslim extremists rioted in Nigeria to protest the holding there of the Miss World Contest resulting in 100 deaths and moving the pageant to London.
e. 2005 Angela Merkel became the first female elected as Chancellor of Germany.
Reflections on the humane treatment of animals: ” The greatness of a nation can be judged by the way its animals are treated.” Mohatma Gandhi
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