Thursday, December 7, 2017

December 7, 2017 Ridley's Believe It Or Not Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day

Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For December 7, 2017 Fires are raging out of control in Southern California due to gusting winds with 200,000 people having been evacuated; Al Franken who was a joke as a Senator announced today he will resign not today but in the “coming weeks” (the pathetic pervert must need his Senate paycheck—he needs to leave now); the stench of corruption around Mueller’s witch hunt gets worse each day after the revelations about Strzok’s bias and altering Comey’s letter to exonerate the felon HRC who should be preparing for her criminal defense as opposed to her delusional book tour of blame as another DOJ high level attorney Bruce G. Ohr has been demoted due to his meeting with Steele the author of the false anti-Trump dossier that has created all the FISA warrants on Trump supporters and formed the basis for appointing Mueller as special counsel to launch his $5 million and counting witch hunt (Wray was being grilled by the House today but the people from the FBI and the DOJ that should be grilled are those top officials in charge of the HRC private email server “investigation” and the role of the false anti-Trump dossier that created the mess we are in today); another blatant evidence of bias of Mueller’s team surfaced when it was revealed that on of his investigators Ms. Rhee represented Ben Fhodes in conjunction with the Benghazi attack, the Clinton Foundation in conjunction with a racketeering lawsuit brought against it and HRC in conjunction with a suit involving access to her server (if you believe that this woman checked her bias a Mueller’s office door you believe in the tooth fairy); on the Morning Joe meltdown/sexual harassment front ex Congressman Ford and frequent guest on the program who has just been fired for sexual harassment by Morgan Stanley  has joined Mark Halperin who was fired in October for sexual harassment; 8 term Red Congressman from Arizona Trent Franks is expected to resign although reasons not yet known but would not be surprised if it does entail sexual harassment; 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 6 increasing to 3404, but the pause in deaths ended and increased by one to 588.
       As always, I hope you enjoy today’s holidays and observances, a music link to Vaughn Monroe and his orchestra, factoids of interest for this day in history, a day free from lititant dangers, a relevant quote by President Franklin D. Roosevelt on dealing with Adolf Hitler,  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 Pearl Harbor Rembrance Daycommemorating that day of infamy that occurred on December 7, 1941 crippling the Pacific Fleet’s battleships and killing 2403 Americans and propelling the U.S. into World War II.
2. International Civil Aviation  Day—created by the UN General Assembly to stress the importance of civil aviation in commerice and social interaction among citizens of different nations.   
3. 1947 Number One Song— the number one song in 1947 on a run of 10 weeks in that position was “Ballerina“ by Vaughn Monroe and his orchestra. Here is a recording of the song:  
4. Word of the Day—today’s word of the day is “latitant” which means lurking or lying in wait which is what our national debt is doing when if comes to a looming financial disaster if we do not cut spending.
5. Too Much Leverage Can Be Deadly--celebrating the birth on this day in 1942 of Reginald Lewis a successful Wall
Street lawyer and leverage buyout investor who purchase McCall Pattern Company for $25 million, $24 million of which was borrowed and sold it a year later for $95 million and then went on to buy the international conglomerate Beatrice Foods for $985 million; this very successful African-American did not get to enjoy the fruits of his hard work as he died too early from a cerebral hemorrhage at the age of 50.
       On this day in:                                                                                   
a. 1963 instant replay was used for the first time in college football at the Army-Navy Game.
b. 1965 in a better late than never moment Pope Paul VI and Patriarch Athenagoras simultaneously reversed excommunications that had been in place since 1054.
c. 1982 in Texas, Charles Brooks, Jr. had the dubious distinction of being the first person to be executed by lethal injection.
d. 1987 David Burke an employee of US Air fired for stealing from the airline, after meeting with Ray Thomson his manager and failing to get reinstated boarded PSA Flight 1771 from Los Angeles to San Francisco which Thomson commuted to his home in San Francisco and pulled out a 44 Magnum and shot and killed him, then shot and killed both pilots and crashed the plane into the ground near Paso Robles killing all 43 passenger and crew aboard,
e. 1999 the Recording Industry Association of America sued the peer to peer file sharing company Napster, Inc. alleging copyright infringement.      

Reflections on the how to deal with tyrants like Adolf Hitler by FDR asking Congress to declare war on Japan: “"No man can tame a tiger into a kitten by stroking it. There can be no appeasement with ruthlessness. There can be no reasoning with an incendiary bomb. We know now that a nation can have peace with the Nazis only at the price of total surrender." Fortunately Hitler in a move like the invasion of the Soviet Union he would deeply regret, Hitler declared war on us. 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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