Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For December 10, 2019 While the Blues are in a full mode IG Report for them is a win spin, AG Barr has slammed the FBI’s institution of the Russian collusion probe based on flimsy evidence and cast doubt on Horowitz’ finding of no bias at the FBI (did he not read the thousands of text messages between Strzok and Page?), pointing out that Horowitz found no evidence given his limited ability to gather evidence without warrants; the House has released two Articles of Impeachment setting forth an alleged abuse of power by withholding military aid to Ukraine unless they investigated Joe Biden and secondly obstruction of justice for asserting executive privilege with respect to the blizzard of subpoenas (will be an interesting trial if the Blues in Red Districts are dumb enough to vote for impeachment and for the Blues a disaster as Schiff and both Bidens will be called as adverse witnesses); HRC trying to be relevant and still delusional that she could win in the Electoral College this time is applauding the impeachment work of Congress; finally Pelosi could no longer hold up ratification of the USMCA and reached agreement with the White House to bring it to a vote next week (not sure what changes she extorted to allow the bill to be brought to the House floor but question whether the costs of not having it is place were worth the extortion); in another example that the Reptilian Brain ignores party or gender, misnamed Kentucky Republican Family Court Judge Dawn Gentry has been accused of soliciting threesomes, sexual harassment, favoritism and seeking campaign contributions in exchange for rulings (if true, Judge Dawn is definitely not a member of the gentry); following in the chutzpah steps of her fellow lovebird, Lisa Page had the temerity to sue the FBI and DOJ for publishing her text messages from and to Peter Strzok; in Jersey City a shoot out between police and criminals resulted 6 dead including 1 police officer and several wounded with idiotic bystanders crowding the police line to film and cheer the shootings; in Chicago with a new interim police chief now having to replace a fired police chief as of December 9, 2019, 2590 have been shot, of whom, 440 have died as the major miracle of no deaths in three days ended on the 8th; Baltimore with a fraction of Chicago’s population, is coming in second place in the amount of gun deaths as 322 have been murdered, a number which has passed all of 2014’s death and all of 2016’s yearly total of 318 fatalities but 2017’s record of 342 looks like it won’t be broken (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 Usher and Alicia Keys, the fact you enjoy pteridomania, a relevant quote on impeachment and Trump’s second term by Michael Avenatti, 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. Human Rights Day—commemorating the passage by the UN General Assembly on this day in 1948 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, a declaration, which if one looks at the history of human rights or lack thereof throughout the world in such places as China, Iran and North Korea, has been honored in the breach not observance.
2. Alfred Nobel Day—commemorating the death of Alfred Nobel, the inventor of dynamite and his will that provided for the creation of the Nobel Prize which was first award on this day in 1901 following his death in 1896.
3. 2004 Number 1 Number One Song— the number one song in 2004 on this day on a run of 6 weeks in the position was “My Boo” by Usher and Alicia Keys Here is a recording of the song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fPgf2meEX1w .
4. Word of the Day—today’s word of the day is “pteridomania” which means a passion for ferns which would be easy to understand if you have eaten fiddleheads.
5. You Are Not Alone--celebrating the birthday on this day in 1968 of Sean Dolan, high school principal and children’s book author and father of the Dolan twins who fought and lost a three year battle with cancer at the age of 50.
On this day in:
a. 1906 President Theodore Roosevelt became the first American to win a Nobel Prize, winning the Nobel Peace Prize for mediating an end to the Russo-Japanese War.
b. 1936 King Edward VIII signed the Instruments of Abdication so he could marry divorcee Wallace Simpson.
c. 1953 British Prime Minister Winston Churchill received the Nobel Prize for Literature.
d. 1984 the United Nations recognized the Convention Against Torture.
e. 2019 in a dark day for bipartisanship, House Democrats filed Articles of Impeachment for abuse of power and obstruction of justice against President Trump.
Reflections on impeachment by a disgraced lawyer who had 15 minutes of fame: “Donald Trump is either going to resign, he's going to be removed from office by impeachment, or I'm going to beat him in 2020. But one way or the other, he's not going to serve a second term.” Michael Avenatti, former lawyer for Stormy Daniels and now awaiting trial on numerous fraud and extortion charges.
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