Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For October 8, 2018 Judge Kavanaugh has been ceremoniously sworn in as a Justice Kavanaugh as the left continues to posture for impeachment; FBI lawyers have indicated that Rod Rosenstein was not kidding when he stated he would wear a wire to meet with Trump on issue of 26th Amendment (this worm who has defied Congress really needs to go); in a surprising move UN Ambassador Nikki Haley has resigned; Hurricane Michael as it heads to the Florida Panhandle has been upgraded to a Cat 2 and is projected to make landfall in Florida on Wednesday; on the midterm front the chaos over Kavanaugh’s confirmation has energized the Reds to turn out and the energy turnout level the Blues once had has evaporated; HRC will not fade away into the obscurity she deserves and as she and Bill prepare a meet and greet tour is slamming the British Prime Minister’s party for its support of Hungary that has denounced mass immigration of refugees into Europe and demanding that Blues no longer remain civil in dealing with Reds (when will this failed candidate pack up her bags and disappear from the political scene); Google remains in the spotlight of bias as a top executive is being castigated for his slam on Twitter of the Kanvanaugh confirmation; on the space front, Virgin Airlines is predicting they are very close to offering trips into space for $250,000 targeting A-list celebrities for the pleasure of spending several minutes 50 plus miles above the earth; on the left melt down over Kavanaugh confirmation Samantha Ness, a special education teacher in Minnesota has resigned over a tweet urging the killing of Justice Kavanaugh (enough is enough—arrest this person and try her for inciting attempted murder); Emanuel’s announcement that he will not seek reelection has not curbed the gun violence as through October 8, 2018, 2376 people mostly of color have been shot by mostly people of color, of whom 390 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 Beyonce feat. Sean Paul, factoids of interest for this day in history, the fact that the you are not a nebbich and a relevant quote from Jerry Rubin on the trial of the Chicago Eight, 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 Nanotechnology Day—celebrating the application of nanotechnology to improve our lives; this day was chosen as it corresponds to the nanometer 10–9 .
2. World Post Day—created in 1969 to commemorate the founding of the World Postal Union in 1874 in Switzerland to enable people to communicate in writing with people around the world.
3. 2003 Number One Song— the number one song in 2003 on a run of 9 weeks in that position was “Baby Boys’” by Beyonce feat. Sean Paul. Here is a recording of the song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ucz_pm3LX8
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 “nebbich” which is an inconsequential person which describes most of the Blue politicians to a tee.
5. Missing But Never Forgotten—celebrating the birth on this day in 1972 of Etan Patz who was kidnapped and murdered on May 25, 1979; his kidnapping and murder led President Reagan to declare May 25 as National Missing Children’s Day.
On this day in:
a. 1966 South Korean forces massacred 168 men, women and children in the village of Binh Tai, South Vietnam.
b. 1967 a day after his capture in Bolivia, Ernesto Che Guevara was executed for plotting to incite revolution in Bolivia.
c. 1969 the Illinois National Guard was called out to curb demonstrations that had erupted over the trial of the Chicago Eight.
d. 1986 The Phantom of the Opera opened at Her Majesty’s Theater in London to become the second longest running musical.
e. 2006 North Korea completed its first nuclear test.
Reflections on the trial of the Chicago Eight: “"Our strategy was to give Judge Hoffman a heart attack. We gave the court system a heart attack, which is even better." -- Jerry Rubin, one of the Yippies and member of the Chicago Eight, six of whom were found guilty of intent to riot but those convictions were overturn by the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals.
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