Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For November 26, 2019 Lockdown scare in the White House and Capitol as unidentified airplane entered restricted air space; if the adage that the more you promise in politics the more likely voters will not believe you is true which this poet believes to be the case, then Warren with her promise of a creating a million new good paying jobs is scraping the bottom of the voter barrel; just as support for impeachment is being eroded big time among Independents and faltering among Blues, Horowitz is soon to release his report on potential FISA abuses as a leak that a FBI lawyer falsified material for submission to the FISA Court (nore ammunition for Trump to claim witch-hunt and attempt to overthrow a duly elected president); Bloomberg News, 88% of which is owned by Michael Bloomberg, has made of mockery of the free press by announcing it will do no investigative reporting on Michael Bloomberg and any Blue candidates for president but will continue to investigate Trump (nothing like a bias news outlet with 2700 “journalists” in your back pocket to spew fake news by omission and commission against Trump); Obama probably deeply troubled that Trump will destroy Warren or Sanders has warned the party about going too far left and pointedly has not endorsed his VP and in fact has castigated him for losing rapport with voters; before heading off to Florida for a campaign rally, President Trump pardoned two large white turkeys “Bread” and “Butter” while mocking Schiff; Ford foolishly challenged Tesla to a truck tug-of-war which Elon Musk accepted and won and now Ford is demanding a recount due to the heavier weight of Tesla’s truck; in the news versus “fake news” derby Tucker and Hannity and Fox bested MSNBC and CNN for the 215th straight month in terms of ratings (when will the executives of the MSM get it through their biased thick skulls that “fair and balanced” trumps bias every day of the week?); as Oberlin College is allowing a memorial erected by students in praise of Palestinian terrorists who have been killed by Israeli air strikes, Israel’s Iron Dome missile has shot down the second rocket fired from Gaza into Israel; with her campaign mired in an absence of ideas and running out of cash, the illegal alien supporter queen lashed out at Mayor Pete for comparing the struggle of the black community with that of the LGBT community while taking another dig at Trump demanding that his Twitter account be suspended (free speech is a right granted only to those who agree with you is her philosophy); in Chicago with a new interim police chief as of November 25, 2019, 2519 have been shot, of whom, 426 have died but none in the last two days on the 24th and 25th ; Baltimore with a fraction of Chicago’s population, is coming in second place in the amount of gun deaths as 311 have been murdered, a number which exceeds 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 Michael Bolton, the fact you are protreptic towards your children in a good way and a relevant quote on gratitude by Charlie Brown, 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. Good Grief Day—commemorating the birth on this in 1922 of Charles Schultz, the creator of the Peanuts comic strip on October 2, 1950 which was run in newspapers for almost 50 years until ending on February 13, 2000, one day after his death. The phrase “Good grief” was synonymous with Charlie Brown, the main character in the strip.
2. National Cake—celebrating that sweet desert that traces its origins back to Roman times and still enjoyed today and an essential item at any wedding reception after the birde and groom have tied the knot.
3. 1991 Number 1 Number One Song— the number one song in 1991 on this day on a run of 1 week in the position was “When a Man Loves a Woman” by Michael Bolton. Here is a recording of the song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MUuNDb-nm5M This very successful singer born in 1953 is still performing and has sold over 75 million records.
4. Word of the Day—today’s word of the day is “protreptic” which means exhorting which parents do all the time to their children.
5. One of the Five Amigos--celebrating the birthday on this day in 1983 of one of the 5 co-founders of Facebook of Christopher Hughes who helped run Barack Obama’s successful social network campaign in 2008 but backed the wrong horse or she did not listen to him in 2016.On this day in:
a. 1863 President Abraham Lincoln designated the 4th Thursday to be Thanksgiving ever since same for an interlude in 1939-1941 when it was moved to the third week by Franklin Delano Roosevelt to stimulate sales during the waning days of the Great Depression.
b. 1976 the record “Anarchy in the U.K.” was released by the Sex Pistols heralding the onset of punk rock.
c. 1998 Tony Blair became the first British Prime Minister to address the Parliament of the Republic of Ireland.
d. 2003 in an end to an era of supersonic flight that spanned 27 years, the Concorde made its last flight over Bristol, England.
e. 2008 ten members of Lashkar-e-Taiba, an Islamist terrorist group based in Pakistan launched attacks on 12 sites which lasted for 4 days in Mumbai, India, killing 165 people and wounding some 300 before 9 of the terrorists were killed and the 10th who was captured was hanged in 2012.
Reflections on Thanksgiving Day: “What if, today, we were grateful for everything?” Charlie Brown.
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