Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For December 28 Last chance in 2017 to see the Stanford Heisman winner, Bryce Love and his “Sweet Feet” light up the defense this evening in the Alamo Bowl; thanks to the Trump election and the tax cut which the MSM and Blues have totally erroneously cast as a tax cut for the rich and not the middle class the markets may close at 25,000 before year end; whereas in the U.S. too many like Rep Lee are too quick to the racist card toss our English cousins have it right as Prince Harry will be marrying a divorcee who has a black mother and white father and unfortunately an estranged half sister who may be trying to pedal a tell all book about her half sister Meghan; both parties have doubled down on the 2018 midterms with the MSM and “pundits”, consistent with their erroneous predictions of a HRC sweep, are predicting loss of House and possibly Senate while the Blues are MIA in terms of trying to work with Trump and hoping that the tax cuts fail to stimulate the economy (proof is in the pudding and the first MSM and Blue lie will be in February when millions of Americans receive paychecks with the decreased withholding putting more money in their pocket, the second lie will be that increased GNP growth will very early on cause the pundit predicted static model deficit not to grow but to start shrink like a puddle on the pavement in Death Valley on a warm July day, the third will be an infrastructure plan that will be shovel ready unlike Obama’s pathetic attempt that wasted close to a trillion dollars that the Blues will oppose and the fourth will be the Blues’ attempt to shut down the government because they will not negotiate on border security, the ending of immigration lotteries and chain migration in favor of merit based immigration, ending of funding to cities that continue their sanctuary status and building the wall in order to pass DACA legislation creating a path to citizenship); if the Reds stay on focused message against the party of no ideas and scorched earth, the Blues will take a great step toward the need to start wearing wigs; Ray Moore has become the new Marvin K. Moody replacing HRC after suing to stop the certification of his opponent by the Alabama Secretary of State (time for this pervert to disappear!); 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 25 increasing to 3540, 622 of whom have died which gruesome as it may be represents a very slight year to date decrease which in the waning days of December is definitely helped by the arctic weather affecting Chicago.
As always, I hope you enjoy today’s holidays and observances, a music link to the Tornados, factoids of interest for this day in history, the fact that your property is not lentic; a relevant quote by Denzel Washington on not be trapped by one side views, 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. Pledge of Allegiance Day—observed since 1945 on the anniversary of Congressional legislation on this day in 1942 recognizing the words to the Pledge of Allegiance written by a Francis Bellamy, a Southern Baptist minister in 1892 (he would be rolling in his grave at the antics of Kaepernick and some of his fellow NFL players).
2. Holy Innocents Day—commemorated by Christians to honor the souls of those children killed by King Herod in his failed attempt to find and kill Jesus Christ.
3. 1962 Number One Song— the number one song in 1962 on a run of 3 weeks in that position was “Telstar” by the Tornados. Here is a recording of the song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R0jUvufQgQo
4. Word of the Day—today’s word of the day is “lentic“ which means associated with standing water which is something during mosquito season you do not want to see in warm climes.
5. Don’t Pull The Plug Before In The Can—celebrating the birth on this day in 1954 of Denzel Washington noted Academy Award winning actor who has starred in such films as Malcom X which was almost never completed since Spike Lee was hopelessly over budget, Glory, Training Day, and Remember the Titans.
On this day in:
a. 1832 with three months left in his term as vice president, John C. Calhoun became the first vice president to resign to be appointed a Senator for South Carolina to better represent the state in the Nullification Debate being waged in the Senate over slavery.
b. 1867 the United States claimed the Midway Atoll, the first territory outside the continental United States and the site 75 years later of the battle that turned the tide against the Japanese in World War II.
c. 1895 Wilhelm Rontgen discovered a new form of radiation which would later come to be designated X-rays.
d. 1973 to the bane of developers but the joy of threatened species, the Endangered Species Act was approved.
e. 2017 in another example of why radical Islam is a clear and present danger to innocent Muslims 41 Shiite Muslims were killed in suicide bombings in Afghanistan.
Reflections on the polarization of our society by the birthday celebrant which the partisan denizens of the Swamp should pay heed to: “I'm not a liberal or a conservative completely. Who is? Or why do you have to be? You assess the pros, the cons, of both sides and you make an intelligent decision.” Denzel Washington.
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