Tuesday, August 28, 2018

August 28, 2018 Ridley's Believe It Or Not National Bow Tie Day

Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For August 28, 2018 Bruce Ohr was grilled today unfortunately behind closed doors on his involvement with Steele and the fake dossier that formed the basis for the Mueller probe (some reports are that Ohr has developed a case of poor memory to avoid perjury); on the stench and corruption of the FBI in this collusion mess, Mark Meadows has claimed that the FBI leaked info to the press to justify the FISA warrants to surveil the Trump campaign; Jimmy Carter appeared on Fox News to urge Blues to curb their calls for impeachment while Newt Ginrich also appeared and indicated that there is a great chance that the Reds will gain seats in the House and the Senate (will make for an exciting Tuesday evening in November); Trump has been rightfully chastised for his petty refusal to initially not praise McCain’s service to this nation (he is not Mark Antony and should have been able to bury and praise an American hero); on the lack of tolerance front a student in a high school in Sacramento went on a profanity laced rant against a classmate for wearing a MAGA hat, ripping it off his head then striking the arm of the teacher who was escorting her to the principal’s office (she was arrested and taken to Juvenile Hall); just when you thought that ESPN was leaving the leftist political world to concentrate on sports, Max Kellerman blasted Tiger Woods for his comment that Americans should respect the office of the president even if they disagree with Trump’s policies; Cuomo will finally debate Cynthia Nixon on Wednesday (with a huge lead in the polls he must concentrate on avoiding major gaffs that would imperil his 2020 run for president); the wheels of justice move slowly in the case of police shootings but in Texas they have moved as ex police officer Oliver was found guilty of murder of an unarmed  black 15 year old; Trump is on the war path against Twitter for shadow banning conservative Reds and Google for rigging its search results (given the importance of social media to free speech serious thought must be given to an internet access bill of rights that would prohibit banning of postings unless they call for violence even more so now that Google’s CEO Sundar Pichai has thumbed his nose at Congress by refusing to testify before the Senate Intel); California has become potentially a much more dangerous place starting in October of 2019 eliminating bail for non violent criminals and thereby releasing them in 24 hours after arrest (watch for more illegals arrested for DUIs, theft, robbery, etc. being released into the community and never appearing at trial); in Chicago while Rahm Emanuel continues to  imitate Nero playing the fiddle and Chicago’s top cop lays the blame directly on prosecutors and lenient judges not sending armed thugs to jail, through August 27, 2018 2035 people mostly of color have been shot by mostly people of color, of whom 326 have died (when will Chicago get serious about this carnage or is this the case of true racism as a Blue run city turns a deaf ear and a blind eye to the slaughter of mostly people of color by mostly people of color and when will Emanuel who has been MIA resign or be voted out of office).
        As always, I hope you enjoy today’s holidays and observances, a music link to Gilbert O’Sullivan,
factoids of interest for this day in history, that hopefully you are not being mulcted today and a relevant quote from Evan Bayh on the filibuster,
secure in the knowledge that if you want to find a gift for any memorable events like college graduations, 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. Rainbow Bridge Remembrance Day—created by Deborah Brown in 2015 to commemorate a poem called “Rainbow Bridge” about a heaven for dogs to romp and play and to give pet owners a venue to remember pets who have passed.
2. National Bow Tie Day—celebrating a tie that has been around since the 17th Century and for many of us is impossible to tie which impossibility has been solved by the clip on or prettied bow tie.
3. 1972 Number One Song— the number one song in 1972 on a run of 6 weeks in that position was “Alone Again (Naturally)” by Gilbert O’Sullivan still going strong at 71. Here is a recording of the song:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D_P-v1BVQn8
4. Word of the Day—today’s word of the day is “mulct” which means to swindle or obtain by fraud which describes too many politicians making promises in exchange for votes to a tee
5. More Than A Pretty Face—celebrating the birthday on this day in 1969 of Sheryl Sandburg, COO of Facebook and a member of the billionaires club and like too many of Silicon Valley’s executives a liberal Democrat.
 On this day in: 
a. 1957 in a vain attempt to prevent the Senate from voting on the Civil Rights Act of 1957 the first civil rights legislation passed since the Civil Rights Act of 1875 Senator Strom Thurmond took the floor to begin a filibuster against the bill which did not end until 24 hours and 19 minutes had passed, making it the longest filibuster by a single Senator.
b. 1968 rioting began at the Democratic National Convention prompting a brutal and massive police response by police. 
c. 1988 at an air show in Ramstein, Germany three jets from Italy’s Frecce Tricolori collided sending wreckage into the crowd, killing 75 spectators and wounding 346 others. 
d. 1990 Iraq declared Kuwait to be its latest province.
e. 1998 Pakistan’s National Assembly passed a bill to make the Qur’an and the Shannah the supreme law of the land but fortunately for non Muslims the bill was defeated in Pakistan’s Senate.
    Reflections on the curse of the filibuster: “Filibusters have proliferated because under current rules just one or two determined senators can stop the Senate from functioning. Today, the mere threat of a filibuster is enough to stop a vote; senators are rarely asked to pull all-nighters like Jimmy Stewart in 'Mr. Smith Goes to Washington.'”Evan Bayh, former two term Senator from Indiana
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