Friday, October 27, 2017

October 27, 2017 Ridley's Believe It Or Not Navy Day

Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For October 27, 2017 The Russian collusion with respect to the DNC and the Clintons is no delusion as we await the testimony of the FBI informant before Congress now that his NDA has been lifted that may put HJC (J stands for Judas as she sold 20 percent of our uranium not for 30 pieces of silver but $145 M to the foundation and $500 k speaking fee to Bill) in jail, Mueller out of his job as special prosecutor and  Podesta and other key DNC officials in jail where they belong; an unanswered question of whether the false anti Trump dossier was used to enable Obama officials like Susan Rice and Susan Power to unmask Trump supporters which is really troubling in terms of our 4th Amendment; justice has finally prevailed in the class action lawsuit brought on behalf of conservative Tea Party groups as the IRS admitted it was wrong and has agreed to pay a “substantial sum” to the plaintiffs (too bad that lying weasel Lois Lerner was not also named as a defendant); on the teacher sex front, 26 year old Allyson Moran, a a married but probably not for long substitute teacher has been charged with having sex with one of her minor students and if convicted faces 15 years in prison; Podesta and Wasserman Schultz are in perjury hot water in that when testifying before Congress last month both lied by denying that the DNC and the HJC campaign did not pay Fusion GPS for the Trump dossier when we now know they paid over $6M;  almost a stuck record or a gruesome  remake of Groundhog Day, Chicago style,  the carnage in Chicago continued unabated with total shootings in 2017 through October 25 increasing to 3112 and the death toll increased to 540 and still nothing is being done to hinder or prevent the killings of minorities by minorities.
    As always, I hope you enjoy today’s holidays and observances, a relevant quote from Sylvia Plath on poetry, a music link to Janet Jackson, factoids of interest for this day in history, while pondering whether you are up to buying a labet, but secure in the knowledge that if you want to find a gift for any memorable events like 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. Navy Day—celebrating the contribution to our national security by the Navy since first celebrated on October 27, 1922; the date was chosen because it is also the birthday of one of this nation’s staunchest supporters of the Navy, Teddy Roosevelt, former president and Secretary of the Navy and instrumental in causing the Great White Fleet to sail around the globe on a show the flag voyage. 
2. World Day of Audio Visual Heritage—created by UNESCO to promote awareness of the need and the means to preserve audio visual recording and celebrated since 2005.
3. 1990 Number One Song—the number one song in 1990 on a run of 1 week in that position was “Black Cat” by that singer famous for her Super Bowl Halftime prop failure performance Janet Jackson. Here is a recording of the song:
4. Word of the Day—today’s word of the day is “labret” which means a lip ornament which are most popular among the young.     
5. To Be Immortal—celebrating the birth on this day in 1932 of noted poet and author of the Bell Jar Sylvia Plath who wrote the Bell Jar and the poetry collections Ariel and Colossus in a depressed mood after her husband left her for another woman in 1962. She committed suicide on February 11, 1963 and is the first person to receive a Pulitzer Prize posthumously for Ariel which was published after her death.
On this day in:                                                                                   
a. 1981 in a navigational oops moment a Russian Whiskey Class submarine ran aground on the east coast of Sweden. The incident became known as Whiskey on the Rocks; the diesel electric submarine is now museum.   
b. 1988 after discovery of listening devices installed by the Russians in our new  Moscow Embassy under construction, President Reagan suspended construction.
c. 1992 navy radioman Allen Schindler, Jr. was murdered by shipmate Terry Helvey for being gay; the murder precipitated a debate over having gays in the military and resulted in the “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy that was instituted by President Clinton on February 28, 1994 and ended by President Obama on September 20, 2011.  
d. 2014 Britain withdrew all of its troops from Afghanistan ending a fight against terrorists there that had commenced in 2002.   
e. 2017 Catalonia declared its independence from Spain which Spain rejected and moved to take over direct control . 
Reflections on the effect of poetry the birthday girl who would have been 85 today: “I saw the gooseflesh on my skin. I did not know what made it. I was not cold. Had a ghost passed over? No, it was the poetry."
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