Friday, October 26, 2018

October 26, 2018 Ridley's Believe It Or Not National Deployment Day

Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For October 26, 2018 On the pipe bomb front the number of suspicious packages addressed to top Democrats or Trump critics has risen to 11 with one addressed to Cory Booker and James Clapper the latest as the FBI in an all hands on deck mode to track down the sender has announced the arrest  of a suspect Cesar Sayoc, a registered Republican with a criminal history (watch the left go ballistic in increasing its blame of Trump for causing the mailing of the crude bombs not designed to go off only spread fear); Meghan Kelly may soon be out at NBC over her comments that wearing a blackface mask for Halloween was not racist; on the accountability front the NFL has fired referee Hugo Cruz for a failure to call a illegal procedure during the Chargers Browns game on October 14 that led to a Chargers touchdown; as the migrant caravan continued north, Trump is considering an executive order that will bar migrant asylum seekers from entering the country (watch for the liberal 9th Circuit judges to issue TRO’s against any such order as Congress fails to fix our scammed immigration and asylum system); embattled Claire McCaskill who champions herself as a supporter of vets is in the adverse spotlight as her husband’s company is in the spotlight for receiving funds for veterans’ housing and evicting vets for nonpayment of rent; Andrew Gillum the Blue candidate for governor of Florida while denying he is anti-police indicated that whenever police unholster a gun, taser, or baton they have gone too far (what are they expected to do when confronting an armed and dangerous suspect? Act like an unarmed London bobby?); Democratic candidate for governor in Illinois J.B. Pritsker has donated $80 million to his campaign, a record which underscores the corruption in campaign finance; Emanuel’s announcement that he will not seek reelection has not curbed the gun violence as through October 24, 2018, 2509 people mostly of color have been shot by mostly people of color, of whom 415 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 Bing Crosby, factoids of interest for this day in history, the fact that your home is free of niff  and a relevant quote from Karl Rove on the effect of Democratic obstruction of the Patriot Act, 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. Frankenstein Friday—created by Ryan MacCloskey in 1997 to celebrate Mary Shelley and her creation of Frankenstein.
2. National Day of the Deployed—created in 2006 to honor the thousands of American troops who are deployed to protect our freedoms including the 800 being deployed to our southern border to curtail the migrant caravan trudging north.
3. 1940 Number One Song— the number one song in 1940 on a run of 9 weeks in that position was “Only Forever” by Bing Crosby. Here is a recording of the song:
4. Word of the Day—today’s word of the day as we moved from words beginning with “m” to words beginning with “n” is “niff” which means an unpleasant smell which describes the corruption in the Swamp to a tee.
5. What Happened—celebrating or bemoaning depending on your political point of view the birth on this day in 1947 of Hilary Rodham Clinton who still has not gotten over her loss to Donald Trump and may be delusionally contemplating a rerun against him in 2020 as an increasing number of Democrats wish she would fade into oblivion.
    On this day in: 
a. 1958 in a making the world smaller moment Pan American Airlines made the first commercial flight of the Boeing 707.
b. 1970 Muhammad Ali returned to the ring after a three year hiatus due to draft evasion by defeating Jerry Quarry.
c. 2001 the U.S. passed the USA Patriot Act in response to the 9/11 attacks.
d. 2003 the Cedar Fire, the third largest wildfire in California history burned 250,000 acres in destroying 2,200 homes and killing 15 people.
e. 2004 Rockstar released Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas for use in Play Station 2.
    Reflections on the Patriot Act as we approach the Mid Term elections in less than two weeks: “I think it is dawning on some Democrats that obstructing the Patriot Act like they are obstructing everything else is bad for them politically.” Karl Rove, noted Republican political commentator.
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