Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For December 4, 2017 Fred Horton, the black inmate released by Massachusetts Governor Michael Dukakis on a daily work release program whose act doomed the election chances of Dukakis may be replaced in terms of impact on elections by Kate Steinle, killed on the streets of San Francisco by a multi-felon, multi-deportee who was on the streets instead of waiting in jail to be once again deported due to the sanctuary city policies of San Francisco as Indiana Representative Todd Rokita will introduce legislation in the House supposedly today that impose fines and jail time on state and local officials that refuse to follow immigration law (although it most likely pass in the House unless Democrats abandon their support of illegal aliens over the safety and rights of citizens it is doomed for failure unless McConnell exercises the nuclear option); all of these leftist Blues who are ranting for impeachment due to the Russian collusion delusion and obstruction of justice ought to listen esteemed law professor Alan Dershowitz who has stated very forcibly that there is no case for obstruction of justice (except maybe in the biased eyes, hopelessly clogged with political cataracts, of an aging Diane Feinstein who wants to run once again for Senate to enter her term at 85 years of age so she can die at her desk while “fighting” for increasingly leftist causes); Trump has crossed the Rubicon with respect to Moore and voiced his support to not dilute the razor thin majority the Reds possess (if Moore does win I hope that the Senate Ethics Committee receives enough evidence to exonerate him or the Reds will be effectively targeted as the party of molesters and lose whatever moral high ground gained as the result of fairly instances of sexual abuse by Franken and Conyers; we have ample proof that the obese lunatic Kim has no concern over the welfare of his people being starved to support his nuclear program and have received another example of his complete disregard over the welfare of the world as a Cathy Pacific Airliner witnessed the reentry of his latest missile test (you would think given all the air and marine traffic in the vicinity of the his test missiles’ trajectory that he would provide advance notice like a normal human being); the left reacting to Flynn’s guilty is getting our their dancing shoes to dance on the grave of the Trump Presidency but such move to the closet may be premature and Flynn may have the perception that Trump being the loyal person he is may well pardon Flynn when the sentencing part of the plea bargain is about to enacted, given his over 30 years of service to the country; 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 1 increasing to 3378 of whom 587 have died while 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 music link to Ella Fitzgerald and the Ink Spots, factoids of interest for this day in history, being pleased that you are not facing a larruping, a relevant quote by Marissa Tomai on marriage, 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. National Cookie Day—created to celebrate cookies not the kinds that end up on your computer but the one’s you eat and none are better that the ones made by Kelli’s Cookies, a nonprofit that mentors, hires, and trains low income persons for a more meaningful role in society. https://forgoodnessbakes.org/
2. National Kitten Day—created by animal activist Colleen Paige to promote adoption of kittens as opposed to going to pet stores given the large number of unwanted kittens that never see maturity because they are euthanized in shelters if not adopted.
3. 1944 Number One Song— the number one song in 1944 on a run of 2 weeks in that position was “I’m Making Believe” by Ella Fitzgerald and the Ink Spots. Here is a recording of the song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CK15L55CtGc
4. Word of the Day—today’s word of the day is “larrup” which means to lash or flog someone which is not a pleasant way to end one’s day.
5. Hand Me a Socket Wrench--celebrating the birth on this day in 1964 of Marisa Tomei three time Oscar nominee best known for her role in My Cousin Vinny as an auto mechanic whiz girlfriend of Joe Pesci which resulted in an Academy Award.
On this day in:
a. 1791 the first edition of The Observer, the world’s first Sunday newspaper was published.
b. 1881 the first edition of the Los Angeles Times was published.
c. 1945 having seen the impotency caused to the League of Nations by the failure of the United States to participate, the U.S. Senate in a truly bipartisan moment voted to enter the UN by a vote of 65-7.
d. 1965 the Deadheads performed their first concert under their new name which all children of the 60’s know them well, the Grateful Dead.
e. 1969 the Chicago Police Department raided an apartment where Fred Hampton chairman of the Illinois chapter of the Black Panther Party, his nine month pregnant girlfriend and several other Black Panthers were staying and murdered a sleeping Hampton who had been unknowingly drugged by a police informant was murdered by officers of the CPD and Mark Clark who was on security with a shotgun was killed instantly with a shot to the chest which prompted a reflexive pull of the trigger, responded to by 90 shots which wounded most of the unarmed Panthers in the apartment. To no one’s surprise at the time in view of race relations, the coroner found “justifiable” homicide (Hampton must have been dreaming that he was pointing a gun) and the only recourse of the victims was a $1.85 million settlement in a wrongful death suit—sad day for the Chicago Police Department and some insight of the passion of the BLM. Reflections on the institution of marriage by the birthday girl who has never been in : “"I'm not that big a fan of marriage as an institution, and I don't know why women need to have children to be seen as complete human beings." Marisa Tomei She probably feels that way because in real life as opposed to scripted life, the institution of marriage is far too often ravaged and mauled by the reality of divorce then left for dead to be picked over by the divorce lawyer vultures. 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 www.alaskanpoet.blogspot.com 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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