Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For November 13, 2018 Monica Lewinsky is back in the news again with the announcement by A&E of a six part documentary drama premiering November 18 of The Clinton Affair where she provides more details about the affair and its impact on her life (HRC should be ashamed of herself for dismissing the affair as an affair between consenting adults); the death toll from the three California wildfires has risen to 44 with the town of Paradise literally burned off the map by the Camp Fire which has claimed 42 and raging in over 200,000 acres and the Woolsey Fire in Southern California destroying hundreds of structures including those of celebrities like Neil Young; the Cack News Network has filed suit against Trump and several administration officials for yanking the press credentials of Jim Costa (if it prevails and it probably will, Sanders and Trump should not call on him until he learns to act with proper decorum and respect); Michelle Obama is about to go on a book tour touting her Trump bashing book Becoming for which she received an advance in the millions (same old anti-Trump bashing that is probably not worth reading); the recount is off to a slow start in Florida especially in politically inept Broward County where ballots after the polls closed were mysterious discovered raising real concerns that fraud and abuse under Snipe has occurred; Amazon has picked NYC and Northern Virginia as the sites of two new headquarters having shaken down the two “winners” for more than $2 billion in incentives; Martha McSally has conceded defeat to the deceptive queen Sinama who pulled the wool over the voters’ eyes by convincing them she was a moderate (what a joke); Emanuel’s announcement that he will not seek reelection has not curbed the gun violence as through November 11, 2018, 2616 people mostly of color have been shot by mostly people of color, of whom 436 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 Tony Bennett, factoids of interest for this day in history, the fact that Trump is not a nomic person and a relevant quote from Og Mandino on acts of kindness, 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. Sadie Hawkins Day—inspired by Al Capp’s Lil Abner with its Dogpatch and the custom on having a race in which women who catch unmarried men can ask them to marry or at least have a date.
2. World Kindness Day—created by the World Kindness Movement to promote and highlight events of kindness in one’s community.
3. 1951 Number One Song— the number one song in 1951 on a run of 2 weeks in that position was “Because of You” by Tony Bennett.. Here is a recording of the song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i-4zvArJDGg Still going strong and performing live at the ripe young age of 92.
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 “nomic” which means customary or conventional, traits which Trump does not possess.
5. No Flowers for This Garland—celebrating the birth on this day in 1952 of Merrick Garland who was nominated to SCOTUS by President Obama following the death of Justice Scalia but was denied by Mitch McConnell of a hearing which caused great consternation by the Blues and explained the acrimonious hearing by the Blue members of the Senate Judiciary Committee on Trump’s two SCOTUS nominees.
On this day in:
a. 1982 the Vietnam Veterans Memorial was dedicated in Washington, D.D.
b. 1994 in a referendum voters in Sweden voted join the European Union.
c. 2001 President Bush signed an executive order calling for military tribunals to prosecute foreigners committing or planning to commit acts of terror against the U.S.
d. 2013 Hawaii legalized same sex marriages.
e. 2015 in a series of coordinated attacks in Paris, 7 jihadists were killed but not before they killed 130 civilians and injured 368 others.
Reflections on kindness: “Beginning today, treat everyone you meet as if they were going to be dead by midnight. Extend to them all the care, kindness and understanding you can muster, and do it with no thought of any reward. Your life will never be the same again.” Og Mandino, noted American author—truer words were spoken; what a great concept.
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