Thursday, September 20, 2018

September 20, 2018 Ridley's Believe It Or Not, National Punch Day

Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For September 20, 2018 Professor Bird continues to play the cat and mouse game with the Senate Judiciary Committee now declaring that she is prepared to testify if her safety is guaranteed and the hearing is “fair” (what in heaven’s name does that mean that she gets to approve the questions in advance, that Kavanaugh cannot be present to hear her or only Blues get to ask her questions; this farce has to come to a close and Kavanaugh the subject of a political hatchet job by a despicable and shameless Feinstein needs to come to an end); Bird’s two attorneys who are Democratic donors have had a fund raiser for Wisconsin Senator Tammy Bruce cancelled (despicable that a Blue Senator seeking reelection would use the confirmation chaos as an excuse to raise money); Professor Fair at Georgetown who is anything but on a profanity laced rant against Republicans and those who voted for them (if a Red supporter probably kiss your chance at an A goodbye from this biased academic hack); a Chevy Suburban transporting 7 illegals was involved in a head on collision in Arizona, killing 3 of them and critically injuring the remaining 4; in a chilling reminder of the dangers illegals face trying to come to this country the Border Patrol discovered almost 200 illegals including 12 unaccompanied minors in a remote desert in Arizona after they had been abandoned by smugglers (catching a smuggler and putting him in prison for 20 years or more might be a deterrent to this dangerous crime); Deep State traitors like Brennan and many Blues are ranting over Trump’s order to declassify FISA documents and other documents subpoenaed by the House (Rosenstein must be sweating blood as those documents will more likely than not reveal his corruption and the corruption in the FBI and DOJ); on the senseless murder front, 26 year old Snochia Moseley, a temporary worker for Rite Aid in Maryland, reported for work with a hand gun and shot 6 people, 3 of whom died and 3 of whom are expected to live before killing herself with a shot to her head; in Chicago, Emanuel’s announcement that he will not seek reelection has not curbed the gun violence as through September 19, 2018, 2226 people mostly of color including anti-gun violence activist Delmonte Johnson a teenage leader of GoodKids Mad City gunned down on Wednesday while playing basketball, have been shot by mostly people of color, of whom 360 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).
        As always, I hope you enjoy today’s holidays and observances, a music link to Bpyz II Men, factoids of interest for this day in history, the fact that you do not suffer from narcolepsey and a relevant quote from Michael Baisden on the legal system, 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. National Fried Rice Day—created by Benihana this year to celebrate a great way to eat rice especially when enhanced with vegetables and meats or seafood.
2. National Punch Day—celebrating an often alcoholic party drink named after the Hindi word panch which means five which is the number of ingredients in punch-spirits, lemons or limes, water and tea or spices.
3. 1992 Number One Song— the number one song in 1992 on a run of 13 weeks in that position was “End of the Road” by Boyz II Men. Here is a recording of the song:
4. Word of the Day—today’s word of the day as we move from words beginning with “m” to words beginning with “n”  is “narcolepsy” which means a pathological drowsiness which seems to describe our government’s response to the opioid epidemic that is sweeping the land.
5. Lasting Beauty—celebrating the birth on this day in 1934 of noted actress Sophia Loren who even today at 84 is considered one of the most beautiful women in the world.
On this day in: 
a. 1881 Chester A. Arthur was sworn in as president following the death of James Garfield the previous day.
b. 1962 James Meredith, seeking to become the first African-American to be admitted to the University of Mississippi, was temporarily barred from entering.
c. 1973 Singer Jim Croces and five others were killed when their light plane crashed on takeoff from Natchitoches Regional Airport in Louisiana.
d. 1984 a car suicide bomber from Hezbollah attacked the U.S. Embassy in Beirut, Lebanon, killing 24 people including the bomber.
e. 2007 15,000-20,000 people marched in Jena, Louisiana in protest to the conviction of six black youths who had been convicted of assaulting a white classmate.
   Reflections on this nation’s legal system: “If you're poor and white in this country, you get involved in the legal system, you're in trouble. But if you're poor and black, you're in hell.” Michael Baisden, noted nationally syndicated radio talk show host.
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