Wednesday, October 31, 2018

October 31, 2018 Ridley's Believe It Or Not Halloween

Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For October 31, 2018 It’s panic time for Claire McCaskill as she is trying to distance herself from “crazy Democrats” like Chappelle-Nadal who has expressed hope that Trump will be assassinated (to no avail as her opponent continues to widen his lead); CNN which rightfully should be called the Cack News Network is back in the news when aptly named Lemon which is a name for a unreliable car claimed that the biggest threat to this country is white men while discussing the issue with a privileged and biased fellow “journalist” Cuomo (this lemon of a journalist was condemned for his pathetic remark); good news for Marsha Blackburn who is pulling ahead of her Blue opponent but the Taliban supporting queen Kyrsten Sinema is leading an A-10 pilot combat veteran McSally (John McCain must be rolling in his grave with that news); on the you are never too young to fight front a disturbing video of the daycare center Adventure Learning in St. Louis of preschoolers being urged to fight has surfaced; Trump is proceeding forward with his plan to terminate by executive order birthright citizenship for children of illegal aliens (look for court challenges that will go to the Supreme Court); the caravan of illegals is still inching toward the border full of desperate illegals that are fleeing the lack of jobs in Honduras which is not a valid reason for asylum (Congress could solve this problem with legislation requiring asylum applications to be adjudicated at the embassy or consulate in the host country and without such adjudication face immediate deportation); North Korea is reportedly ready to allow inspectors to visit the nuclear test site that it has shut down which is a good sign; on the false news front Robert Mueller has reported to the FBI for investigation a claim by a women that he had inappropriate sexual relations with her (time for him to release his report immediately after the midterm to end this expensive witch-hunt); Emanuel’s announcement that he will not seek reelection has not curbed the gun violence as through October 29, 2018, 2560 people mostly of color have been shot by mostly people of color, of whom 422 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 the Mills Brothers,  factoids of interest for this day in history, the fact that you are free of nimiety in your diet  and a relevant quote from Mason Cooley on the difference between clothes and costumes, 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. Halloween—celebrated by the youth trick or treating in costumes and by adults in costumes at Halloween parties.
2. National Girl Scouts Founders Day—celebrating the birthday of Juliette Low who founded the Girl Scouts in Savannah, Georgia in 1915.
3. 1943 Number One Song— the number one song in 1943 on a run of 12 weeks in that position was “Paper Doll” by the Mills Brothers. 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 “nimiety” which means excess which describes the amount of political rhetoric we hear coming out of the Swamp.
5. Halloween’s Favorite Treat—celebrating the birth on this day in 1950 of Canadian born actor John Candy who appeared in 40 fills but was way too overweight and a heavy smoker who died at the age of 43 of a heart attack in his sleep after just completing the movie Wagons East.
    On this day in: 

a. 1956 Britain and France begin bombing Egypt to force reopening of the Suez Canal.
b. 1968 citing progress in the Paris Peace Talks with North Vietnam, President Johnson, who was not running for reelection, announced the cessation of bombing of North Vietnam, effective November 1.
c.  2002 a federal grand jury indicted Enron’s former CFO Andrew Fastow for 78 counts of wire fraud, money laundering, conspiracy and obstruction of justice for which he plead guilty too and entered a plea agreement requiring forfeiture of $23.8 million in assets and a six year sentence of which he served a little more than 5 years.
d. 2011 in a too many mouths to feed moment, the population of the Earth reached 7 billion.
e. 2017 an Islamist in a rented truck mowed down 19 people on a bike path in lower Manhattan, killing 8 before being  wounded; he still has not gone to trial where he will face the death penalty if convicted.
    Reflections on Halloween: “Clothes make a statement. Costumes tell a story.” Mason Cooley, noted American aphorist noted for his witty aphorisms.
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