Friday, November 3, 2017

November 3, 2017 Ridley's Believe It Or Not National Cliche Day

Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For November 3, 2017 Twitter is in hot water for the actions of one of its customer support workers on that person’s last day with the company deleting the Twitter account of President Trump who has 48 million followers for 11 minutes (coincidence, accident or on purpose—answers need to be given); the third time is the charm and HJC is up to her eyeballs in three Watergate type scandals—1. The Uranium One deal involving 20% of our uranium with  large shipments of uranium being shipped to Canada and then to Europe and unknown destinations (Russia, N. Korea, Iran ?) 2. Clinton campaign funding the fake dossier on Trump to  the tune of $9M; and  3. Donna Brazile certainly not a member of any right wing conspiracy allegations these unethical Clintons like to hide behind revealing that the DNC  was funding her campaign and she was in control of the DNC’s operations to rig the primary elections in her favor over Sanders (Trump was right all along the primaries were rigged); on the sexual workplace harassment front 4 leaders of the SEIU leaders have had to resign over sexual harassment allegations (what a disgrace—will the Blues who pride themselves as the defenders of women as opposed to the Reds being engaged in a War on Women return any political donations from the union?); on the union front the writers at DNAinfo and its subsidiary GoThamist voted to join a union and 120 journalists are now out of work as the two companies that provided local news in several large metropolitan areas announced were shutting down as a result of the vote; on the educational sexual abuse front, St. Paul’s Academy, a Catholic co-educational prep school with tuition near $12,000 is being rocked with an increasing number of sexual abuse allegation by members of its faculty and staff (all sexual abuse by teachers and staff of minors is heinous but having to pay $ 12,000 for the experience is outrageous); on the déjà vu Vietnam protest front students at one of the most liberal colleges have occupied for 12 days the Administration Building at Reed College demanding that the Humanities course required of freshmen be altered as it focuses only on the accomplishments of white Europeans and that Reed should sever its ties with Wells Fargo due to its business dealing with private prisons (hope that the president of the college finds some spine and expels these idiots);  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 3167 and the death toll increasing to 551 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 Ann Coulter on Iran-Contra, a music link to Blackstreet, factoids of interest for this day in history, while hoping that your actions today result in you having to feel lackaday, while secure in the knowledge that if you want to find a gift for any memorable events like birthday, 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. National Housewife Day—since a housewife is the person, male or female, who manages the household we should use the term “homemaker.” Today would be good day to give your homemaker a trip to the spa and hire a maid for the day to clean house.
2. National Cliché Day—not sure where this came from but today is the day you can use as many clichés without appearing stupid like “We need to be on the same page,” “at the speed of light,” “in the nick of time,” etc., etc.
3. 1996 Number One Song—the number one song in 1996 on a run of 4 weeks in that position was “No Diggity” by Blackstreet. Here is a recording of the song to enjoy:
4. Word of the Day—today’s word of the day is “lackaday” which is an expression of regret, surprise or grief something the Sanders supporters must feel over Sanders’ support of HJC given the revelations yesterday by Donna Brazile on the DNC’s rigging of the primaries in favor of HJC.   
5. Ratings Falling Faster Than an Incomplete Pass—celebrating or bemoaning depending on your point of view the birth on this day in 1987 of Colin Kaepernick, a quarterback now out of a job and whose refusal to stand for the National Anthem spread like wildfire among the NFL leading to a fall in ratings and revenue to the networks broadcasting NFL games and claims by sponsors like Papa John that the protest he started has resulted in lost pizza sales.
On this day in:                                                                                   
a. 1783 after the signing of the Treaty of Paris ending the Revolutionary War, the Continental Army was disbanded, leaving the young nation’s national security to be dependent on State militia and the 3,000 mile moat called the Atlantic Ocean.                  b. 1969 President Nixon appeared on national television and radio to ask the “silent majority” to support his policies on the Vietnam War.
c. 1986 the Lebanese magazine Ash-Shiraa reported that the United States had been secretly  and illegally selling weapons to Iran to secure the release of 7 American held by the pro-Iranian terrorist group Hezbollah  in Lebanon with the proceeds secretly going to the Contras in Nicaragua.
d. 2014 One World Trade Center opened on the site of the World Trade Center Towers destroyed on September 11, 2001.
e. 2016 the poster children for MLB futility after 108 years finally won a World Series, beating the Cleveland Indians in Game 7.
Reflections on cover-up by both Reds and Blues: “Even if corners were cut, (Iran-Contra) was a brilliant scheme. There is no possibility that anyone in any Democratic administration would have gone to such lengths to fund anti-Communist forces. When Democrats scheme from the White House, it's to cover up the President's affair with an intern. When Republicans scheme, it's to support embattled anti-Communist freedom fighters sold out by the Democrats.” Ann Coulter, noted conservative journalist and author. Reagan was lucky on this scandal which could have resulted in his impeachment but the public liked the idea of aiding anti-communist fighters even if illegal.  
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