Friday, December 15, 2017

December 15, 2017 Ridley's Believe It Or Not Bill of Rights Day

Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For December 15, 2017 The stench from the rotting carcass of the former integrity of the FBI is getting worse with each passing moment as Comey received a nightmare birthday present of documents clearly showing a watering down of his exoneration draft started even before HRC, Cheryl Mills (who perjured herself) and Huma Abedin (she perjured herself were interviewed) with the replacement of “grossly negligent” (criminal) with “extremely careless” (really bad judgment but not criminal) and changing “reasonably likely” of hacking of her server by hostile forces to “possibly”; you know the DOJ, Mueller and the FBI when a chief strategist and pollster for the Clintons admitted Mueller and the FBI are facing a “crisis of confidence”; it is time for Congress to peel away the FBI’s defense that documents cannot be released to Congress because the Inspector General is conducting an ”investigation” by holding the Deputy Attorney General in contempt of Congress (time for Attorney General Sessions to do his job as he recused himself from the Russian collision delusion not what appears to be corruption within the FBI to exonerate HRC and look to the real obstruction of justice—the involvement of Obama and Lynch on a spineless Comey to insure no criminal charges would be filed and the utilization of the false anti-Trump dossier to procure FISA court warrants to intercept conversations of Trump supporters and members of the transition team; on the real war on women front, ESPN which has lost its focus on sports and ventured into the political arena expressing support for liberal causes has been stung by a report alleging sexual harassment, gender pay inequality and a hostile work environment for its female employees; on the Islamic intolerance front Muss Iraq fearing for her life due to an Instagram photo of her with Miss Israel has fled; UBER is in hot water after news of the arrest of one of its drivers, 58 year old Abdoulie Jagne, for raping his passenger a 16 year old female;  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, due to fact December 14 stats not in, increasing to 3451, 602 of whom have died.
          As always, I hope you enjoy today’s holidays and observances, a music link to Tony BennettHoward, factoids of interest for this day in history, not having to laveer on the issues of the day, a relevant quote by Justice Brennan on the Bill of Rights, 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. Bill of Rights Daycreated by Presidential Proclamation on December 15, 1941 to commemorate the most important ten amendments to the Constitution which curb the power of the federal government in favor of the people.
2. International Tea Day—celebrated in the tea producing countries of the world to promote the benefits of tea as a beverage on a par with or superior to coffee.   
3. 1953 Number One Song— the number one song in 1953 on a run of 6 weeks in that position was “Rags to Riches” by Tony Bennett. Here is a recording of the song: Tony still performing at the ripe young age of 91.
4. Word of the Day—today’s word of the day is “laveer” which means to sail against the wind which when it comes to the Blue Block of Schumer and Pelosi Trump has had to laveer.
5. A Close Shave Is A Vice—celebrating the birthday on this day in 1949 of Don Johnson best known for his TV series Miami Vice and his unshaven or barely shaved look. 
       On this day in:                                                                                   
a. 1791 the Bill of Rights became part of the Constitution when ratified by the Virginia General Assembly.
b. 1917 an armistice was signed between the Central Powers and Russia, freeing up hundreds of thousands of troops to the Western Front that the Germans would use in a desperate gamble to win the war before large numbers of Americans began landing in Europe.
c. 1933 the 21st Amendment ending Prohibition created by the 18th Amendment became effective.
d. 1973 the American Psychiatric Society voted 13-9 voted to remove homosexuality from its list of psychiatric disorders.
e. 1981 in a scene that has happened far too many times and continues to plague the world, the first suicide car bombing occurred outside the Iraqi Embassy in Beirut, Lebanon, killing over 60 people including the Iraqi Ambassador.      

Reflections on the Bill of Rights: “The Framers of the Bill of Rights did not purport to 'create' rights. Rather, they designed the Bill of Rights to prohibit our Government from infringing rights and liberties presumed to be preexisting.” William J. Brennan former Associate Justice of SCOTUS. 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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