Thursday, November 2, 2017

November 2, 2017 Ridley's Believe It Or Not All Souls Day

Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For November 2, 2017 HJC is still on her money grubbing book tour touting a delusional rag no one should spend money on but Dona Brazile the interim chairman of the DNC after HJC ideologue Debbie Wasserman-Schultz was forced to resign revealed today what Sanders supporters have known that the DNC had rigged the primary process to insure HJC would be the nominee (J stands for Judas which she is after the quid pro quo of the Uranium One deal in exchange for $145M to the Clinton Foundation and Bill’s $500K for a speech in Moscow); in an attempt to clear her conscience she also admitted she had forwarded debate questions to HJC (even with that help that disliked, dishonest woman still lost); who watches the police is an age old problem magnified today as Mueller whose hands are not clean over the his overseeing the FBI during the Uranium One deal and should resign from the witch hunt appears to be going after the pro Trump support group America First Policies (déjà vu like Lois Lerner and the Tea Party groups?); HJC is the new Marvin K. Moody who while promoting her rag blasted Trump for a lack of empathy on the NYC killings by a diversity visa radicalized jihadist (HJC has never shown any empathy for anyone unless that person is writing big checks to the Clintons or the Foundation and certainly not to the mere mortals that Trump wants to protect by keeping unvetted lottery winners out of this country); the outlines of the Republican tax cut bill have been revealed and despite the scorched Earth obstruction of Schumer and his lackeys it is not a plan to benefit “millionaires and billionaires” which the Blues have claimed which merited the WP giving them a 4 Pinocchio’s on their fact check; on the sexual depravity front, another man has come forward to claim publicist for country music Kurt Webster, sexually abused him (this is beginning to look worse than the sexual abuse scandals that rocked the Catholic Church); 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 November 1 increasing to 3161 and the death toll increasing to 548 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 David Carraway on the results of oppressing the press, a music link to Mariah Carey, factoids of interest for this day in history, while hoping that you find the perfect lacis for your home 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. International Day to End Impunity for Crimes Against Journalists—created by the UN in December of 2013 to protest crimes against journalists whose reporting of violence and corruption is critical to society.
2. All Souls Day—today is the day for Christians to honor and remember the souls of relatives who have passed.
3. 1995 Number One Song—the number one song in 1995 on a run of 8 weeks in that position was “Fantasy” by Mariah Carey. Here is a recording of the song that you should enjoy:
4. Word of the Day—today’s word of the day is “lacis” which is a square-meshed lace with darned patterns which unlike many of the previous word of the day has no connection to the Swamp.   
5. Cake As Opposed To Bread Lose Your Head—celebrating the birth on this day in 1755 of Marie Antoinette who became the queen of France when she married Louis XVI and followed him to the guillotine on October 16, 1793.
On this day in:                                                                                   
a. 1963 President Diem of South Vietnam and his brother are executed following a coup which led during the Vietnam War to the game of presidential musical chairs which was not conducive to fighting the war.                                                                                     b. 1967 President Johnson met with his senior foreign policy advisers who advised him that the American public be deceived as to the progress in the Vietnam War as opposed to indicating the war was not winnable without thousands upon thousands of additional troops.
c. 1983 President Reagan signed legislation creating Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.
d. 1984 Velma Barfield had the dubious distinction of being the first woman executed since 1962 for a series of murders.
e. 1988 Robert Morris, a student at Cornell, released the Morris Worm, the first computer virus released on the internet, from MIT. He was caught, tried and wrist slapped with probation, 400 hours of community service and a $10,000 fine.
Reflections on the dangers of not protecting journalists from violence or government suppression: “We often wonder how a political party in Germany was able to dominate the public psyche during the years of the rise of Hitler. Part of it was to blame, then stifle, then oppress, then take over the local news media. Journalists paid with their lives, and the world suffered.” David Carraway President of the World Editors Forum Astute observation and a reminder that a free objective press not an advocacy press is truly needed.  Please enjoy the poems on events of interest on my twitter account below (if you like them, retweet and follow me) and follow my blogs. Always good, incisive and entertaining poems on my blogs—click on the links below. Go to for Ridley’s Believe It Or Not—This Day in History, poems to inspire, touch, emote, elate and enjoy and poems on breaking news items of importance or go to Ridley's Believe It Or Not for just This Day in History.
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