Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For December 3, 2019 On straight party lines, 13-9 the Intel Committee voted to adopt the Democratic Party’s Impeachment vote which means it will be going to Nadler’s Judiciary Committee to draw up and vote on articles of impeachment; the illegal alien supporter queen devoid of ideas that would work for us and having staff and donors bail like people escaping the plague has dropped out of the presidential primary race (before we Californians start cheering, sadly we now are faced with her now able to concentrate imposing her leftist misery upon us; as was expected Schiff’s Star Chamber’s report recommended impeachment of Trump for endangering U.S. security by delaying arms shipments to Ukraine and coercing them to investigate his political opponent Joe Biden and his son Hunter (ironic that Ukraine says to coercion and Trump authorized lethal defensive weapons and released the arms package while a feckless Obama sent the country MRE’s and blankets); if you thought the circus by Schiff was contentious, hold on to your hats for the impeachment hearings held by Nadler (from even before he was elected the left and the Deep State have worked tirelessly to prevent his election and once elected to remove him); the 300 page report if one can stop laughing while reading it is a joke with a punch line calling for some unbiased succinct summaries if the American people are going to understand the issues; on the legal front an appellate court has ruled that Deutsche Bank and Capital One Financial Corporation must comply with House subpoenas and turn over financial records of Trump in their possession while Trump has taken his case t SCOTUS to block release of his tax returns; on the homeless vigilante front in Oakland, awash with homeless and the filth, drugs, disease and rodents homeless encampments bring, large logs have suddenly appear on two street blocks to block homeless from parking their cars and RVS in front of businesses (understand the NIMBY attitude but better to try to address the problem which Blue run cities seem incapable of addressing; Elizabeth Warren has gone delusional over her chances of winning as she announced she will wear a Planned Parenthood scarf at her inauguration; Ruffalo’s anti-capitalism rants and $30,000,000 net worth created on the backs of those ordinary Americans dumb enough to fork over outrageous ticket prices for admission and popcorn hopefully will trigger a boycott by the hands that feed you; in Chicago with a new interim police chief now having to replace a fired police chief as of December 1, 2019, 2559 have been shot, of whom, 432 have died; Baltimore with a fraction of Chicago’s population, is coming in second place in the amount of gun deaths as 313 have been murdered, a number which has passed all of 2014’s death and is closing in on 2016’s yearly total of 318’s 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 Elton John, the fact you are not a pseudologue, a relevant quote on achieving despite disabilities by Leif Gregerson, 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. International Day of Persons with Disabilities—created by the UN General Assembly in 1992 to create awareness of the issues faced by persons with disabilities and promote solutions to those issues in business and society (one easy way to observe the day is to not park in spaces reserved for persons with disabilities).
2. Giving Tuesday—created in 2012 by the Belfer Center for Innovation & Social Justice at the 92nd Street Y to donate to those less fortunate during the holidays, an act made easier by the huge savings pocketed by going online on Black Friday and Cyber Monday.
3. 1997 Number 1 Number One Song— the number one song in 1997 on this day on a run of 15 weeks in the position was “Candle in the Wind” by Elton John. Here is a recording of the song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NoOhnrjdYOc This knighted record selling artist is still going strong and touring as he approaches his 73rd birthday.
4. Word of the Day—today’s word of the day is “pseudologue which means a pathological liar which again can describe politicians like Adam Schiff to a tee.
5. Golden Moon--celebrating the birthday on this day in 1927 of Andy Williams, noted singer best remembered for “Moon River” and his own TV show but whose lunar river dried up for good from bladder cancer on September 25, 2012 at the age of 84.
On this day in:
a. 1982 in a complete regulatory failure, a soil sample taken from Times Beach in Missouri revealed dioxin levels more than 300 time higher than the safe levels.
b. 1984 a methyl isocynate release from Union Carbide’s pesticide facilities in Bhopal, India killed 3800 people and injured upwards of 150,000, some 6000 of whom would later die in one of the world’s worst environment al disasters.
c. 1992 an engineer from the Sema Group sent the first text message via the Vodaphone network to a colleague’s phone marking the beginning of end of conversation as we know it among teenagers.
d. 1994 to the joy of game players, Sony Corporation released the PlayStation in Japan.
e. 1997 representatives from 121 nations meeting at Ottawa, Canada signed a treaty prohibiting the manufacture and use of anti-personnel mines which treaty the United States, Russia and the People’s Republic of China did not sign.
Reflections on International Day of Persons with Disabilities: ““The measure of a man, or woman, is not so much what they have accomplished, though that has weight. It often is much more though what that man or woman has overcome to accomplish what they have.” ― Leif Gregersen, Through The Withering Storm
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