Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For November 16, 2018 On the wildfire front the Camp Fire is still uncontained but firefighters are gaining ground and the death toll has risen to 63 with over 600 persons missing but PG&E who may have caused the fire has received favorable news that the PUC does not want the company to go into bankruptcy as a result of such liability causing the shares to soar 40%; the Woolsey Fire is now 69% contained and the death toll still standing at 3; In Georgia Stacey Abrams has conceded that she will not get enough votes in her race for governor which leftists like HRC are falsely claiming that the election was stolen from her but did indicate she would be filing a federal lawsuit claiming mismanagement by the Secretary of State (good luck with that sore loser); in Florida the results of the machine recount did not result in the need for a hand count and DeSantes will be certified as governor (his first official act should be to fire the election supervisors in Broward and Palm Beach County) but Scott’s margin will result in a hand recount but even CNN is opining that Nelson will need a miracle to surpass the over 10.000 vote lead that Scott possesses; on the climate change hysteria front the study recently published by Nature that indicated ocean temperatures were rising much faster that predicted has be shown to be false and retracted; a federal judge has temporarily restored Jim Acosta’s White House press pass but allowed the White House to implement rules and decorum to follow which Trump has indicated is in the process of being developed; NASA is warning that due to a decline in sun spot activity we will be in for a much colder winter; clueless and biased Joy Behar slammed the CMA Awards Show for not being politicized (what an idiotic stance—what about people wanting to be entertained as opposed to be subject to political rhetoric); Emanuel’s announcement that he will not seek reelection has not curbed the gun violence as through November 15, 2018, 2657 people mostly of color have been shot by mostly people of color, of whom 442 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 Eddie Fisher, factoids of interest for this day in history, the fact that a majority of Americans still believe in a nomocracy and a relevant quote from Quentin R. Bufogle on the 2nd Amendment, 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. International Day for Tolerance—created by UNESCO in 1995 to create awareness of the dangers of intolerance something that we as a nation really need to learn as the divide and over the top partisanship continues to grow.
2. Stand Up to Bullying Day—created in 2008 to encourage people standing up to and preventing bullying in school and in the workplace; if you see someone wearing a pink T-shirt that person may be celebrating the day.
3. 1954 Number One Song— the number one song in 1954 on a run of 3 weeks in that position was “I Need You Now” by Eddie Fisher. Here is a recording of the song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BdAcH8QQZJ4 He died on September 22, 2010 13 days after falling and breaking his hip..
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 “nomocracy” which means a government based on the rule of law which although it has been under attack in recent years describes this nation.
5. Rocky Revival celebrating the birth on this day in 1907 of Burgess Meredith noted actor whose career spanned six decades and who was nominated for a Best Supporting Actor award for the trainer of Rocky Balboa in Rocky. He ran out of roles at the age 89 on September 9, 1997.
On this day in:
a. 1871 to the future bane of liberals the National Rifle Association received its charter in New York State.
b. 1940 George Metesky, an electrician angry over a workplace injury and denied workers’ compensation, planted the first of 33 bombs over a 16 year period at an office building of Consolidated Edison in New York City. He was finally caught and found insane.
c. 1945 UNESCO was founded.
d. 1973 President Nixon signed the Trans-Alaska Pipeline Authorization Act allowing the construction of the Trans Alaska Pipeline which upon completion was delivering 2,000,000 barrels of oil a day to Valdez.
e. 1990 the duo Milli Vanilli were stripped of their Grammy for the album Girl You Know It’s You because the only songs song were song by session musicians.
Reflections on the 2nd Amendment so fiercely defended by the NRA: “If you're one of those delusional 2nd Amendment types who believes you and your trailer park 'militia' might need to take on the Army, the Navy, the 101st Airborne and SEAL Team 6; not only should you be denied the right to bear arms -- but the right to your belt & shoelaces as well ... 'cause you're stark, ravin' batshit!!!” Quentin R. Bufogle noted author of Horse Latitudes.
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