Thursday, December 14, 2017

December 14, 2017 Ridley's Believe It Or Not World Monkey Day

Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For December 14, 2017 On FBI ex-director Comey’s birthday let’s hope he receives a spine as a birthday gift as drafts of his statement recommending no prosecution of Clinton show extensive watering down of the findings which suggest he was under tremendous pressure from Lynch and Obama avoid criminal prosecution; Mueller may be a man of integrity when it comes to vetting his team to provide what the American people thought they would get—an impartial objective investigation of the Russian “collusion,” reading the thousands of emails between Strzok and his mistress paints  an image of bias gone amok (Mueller’s credibility completely gone and taking a good chunk of the FBI with him); never should comment on a man’s marriage but Strzok and his wife are ardent Clinton supporters and one might ask was her appointment to number two position in SEC a reward for Strzok’s mishandling of the Clinton email server “investigation”? (in the Swamp promotions evidently trump fidelity in a marriage); Gillibrand may be a leftist hypocrite not worthy of the Senate but she is no whore and MSM rants that Trump’s tweet about her begging for contributions so implies to the contrary is but another example of how low political commentary in this country has degenerated into; speculation that Ryan may resign from Congress (can hardly blame him given the toxic nature in the Swamp); the reptilian brain thrives in the statehouses of this nation as Kentucky Republican State Senator Dan Johnson under fire for allegedly sexually assaulting a teenage girl in 2013 committed suicide (sexual harassment is the one of the few acts that cross party lines and really must end); in another example of the dangers of living in the Hermit Kingdom under the autocratic rule of Kim, news out that one of North Korea’s senior military leaders has been executed; almost a stuck record or a gruesome  remake of Groundhog Day, Chicago style,  the carnage in Chicago continued unabated with total shootings by mostly minorities against mostly minorities in 2017 through December 13 increasing to 3451, 602 of whom have died.
          As always, I hope you enjoy today’s holidays and observances, a music link to Joni JmesHoward, factoids of interest for this day in history, a lautitious meal, a relevant quote by Stephen King on the uses of semi-automatic guns, 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. World Monkey Daycreated by Casey Sorrow and Eric Millikin in 2000 while they were art students at Michigan State University to honor our simian relatives who are of all animals the closest to us.
2. Alabama Day)—celebrated in Alabama to honor its admission into the  United States as the 22nd state on this day in 1814.   
3. 1952 Number One Song— the number one song in 1952 on a run of 4 weeks in that position was “Why Don’t You Believe Me” by Joni James. Here is a recording of the song: Ms. James is still going strong at 87 but is no longer active in the business.
4. Word of the Day—today’s word of the day is “lautitious” which means sumptuous which is what we are exposed do in the countless parties and gatherings during the Christmas season.
5. Spine Would Be A Great Birthday Gift—celebrating or bemoaning the birth on this day in 1960 of fired FBI Director James Comey who allowed Hillary Hack Peter Strzok to change the initial draft of the FBI’s findings from “grossly negligent” to “extremely careless” which allowed her to escape criminal prosecution.  
       On this day in:                                                                                   
a. 1964 SCOTUS ruled in Heart of Atlanta Motel v. United States that Congress had the power to ban discrimination in public accommodations due to the commerce clause of the Constitution.
b. 1994 China commenced construction of the Three Gorges Dam, the largest hydroelectric dam in the world in terms of installed capacity, completing its construct on July 4, 2012.
c. 2008 Muntadhar al-Zaidi threw his shoe at President George W. Bush during a press conference in Baghdad, Iraq.
d. 2012 in a sad day in American history 20 year old Adam Lanza after killing his mother went to Sandy Hook Elementary School in Sandy Hook, Connecticut and killed 20 children and six staff members before turning his gun on himself.
e. 2017 the FCC voted to repeal the net neutrality regulations implemented during the Obama Administration.      

Reflections on gun usage on the anniversary of Sandy Hook whose death toll has been surpassed by the Las Vegas shooting with evil and a bum stock: “Semi-automatics have only two purposes. One is so owners can take them to the shooting range once in awhile, yell yeehaw, and get all horny at the rapid fire and the burning vapor spurting from the end of the barrel. Their other use – their only other use – is to kill people” Stephen King Guns. 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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