Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For January 6, 2020 In a shocker John Bolton has announced that he would appear if subpoenaed by the Senate as Pelosi trying to have her way refuses to release the Articles of Impeachment (will Trump exercise Executive Privilege to prevent his testimony or will Bolton have a chance to revenge for his advice being ignored); the air was thick with carbon from limo after limo instead of electric cars as hypocrisy reigned at the Golden Globe on climate change (does the Hollywood mega carbon consuming elite ever look at themselves and their statements in the mirror); CNN remains committed to bias and fake news by both commission but in the case of Andrew McCabe omission as the Cack News Network was silent on McCabe’s apology for lying to the Feds; Senator Hawley will be introducing a motion to dismiss the Articles of Impeachment due to Pelosi’s refusal to send them to the House which may go nowhere in covered by filibuster rules but may damage Blue Senators up for reelection in November (what a mess and further evidence of the deep divide destroying this country); Iran’s Ambassador to the UN has added fuel to the fire of Iraq’s Parliament’s demand that the U.S. should leave Iraq by seconding that demand; poor Joe Biden whose campaign gets tarnished once again by the sins of his son Hunter as Hunter is alleged to have been involved in identity theft involving his deceased brother Beau; Kiyoshi Kimura who calls himself the Tuna King and owns a chain of sushi places in Tokyo paid $1.8 million for a 608 pound blue fin tuna at auction (can only wonder what the cost of a piece of sashimi or sushi will be; Schiff has announced he will hold hearings on the killing of Soleimani and Pelosi is preparing a resolution to limit military action against Iran (nothing like have a flock of anti-Trumpers trying to put themselves in charge of our foreign policy against Iran while it seeks to kill Americans and our allies) in a run but you can’t forever hide great moment Jose Cruz Naranjo Silva, who was arrested in 2006 for child sex abuse, posted bail and then fled to Mexico was arrested by Mexican authorities and extradited to the U.S. to face charges; in Chicago, as of January 5, 2020, 36 people have been shot of whom 7 have died; Baltimore with a fraction of Chicago’s population and hoping against all hopes that 2020 will not be a record in terms of deaths has suffered 3 murders by shootings (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 Weekend feat. Daft Punk, the fact you abhor the pycnosis of the opposition of both parties to each other, a relevant quotes on who she is by Indira 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. Take a Poet to Lunch Day—celebrating a great idea since most poets until dead are starving artists, take on to lunch and enjoy his or her work while munching a sandwich instead of wolfing through the Wall Street Journal or watching the market.
2. National Smith Day—created by Adrienne Koopersmith in 1996 to celebrate those people with the surname of Smith or have it in their surname which means “worker” and is the most common surname in the English speaking world although that may well change in a multilingual world given the higher birthrates of Latinos and Muslims.
3. 2017 Number 1 Number One Song— the number one song in 2017 on this day on a run of 1 week in the position was “Starboy” by The Weekend feat. Daft Punk. Here is a recording of the song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=34Na4j8AVgA
4. Word of the Day—today’s word of the day is “pycnosis” which means products or remnants of rotting which describes to a tee what sadly is happening to the opposition of Blues and Reds to almost any policy of the other.
5. Pipe May Make You Look Erudite But Trumped by the Bottle--celebrating the birth on this day in 1915 of Alan Watts, Zen master and prolific writer of 25 books on subjects important to Eastern and Western religions but was a heavy smoker all his life and battled alcoholism in his later life to die early at 58 on November 16, 1973.
On this day in:
a. 1929 Mother Teresa arrived in Calcutta to begin her ministry to the sick and poor of that city.
b. 1950 with its prized possession Hong Kong surrounded by it, the United Kingdom recognized the People’s Republic of China, causing the Republic of China relocated to Taiwan to suspend diplomatic relations.
c. 1974 in response to the OPEC Embargo Oil Crisis, Daylight Saving Time was implemented nearly 4 months early.
d. 1989 in an example of swift justice Satwant Singh and Kehar Singh were convicted of the murder of Indira Gandhi on October 31, 1984 and executed by hanging the same day.
e. 2005 in a better late than never moment Edgar Ray Killen was indicted for the murders of 3 civil rights workers Chaney, Goodman, and Schwerner in 1964 and was tried, convicted of manslaughter and sentenced to 60 years in prison where he would die on January 11, 2018, 6 days before his 93rd birthday.
Self reflections on one of the reasons she was assassinated: “My father was a stateman. I am a political woman. My father was a saint. I am not” Indira Gandhi, assassinated India Prime Minister and daughter of Nehru, its first Prime Minister.
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