Wednesday, November 28, 2018

November 28, 2018 Ridley's Believe It Or Not Red Planet Day

Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For November 28, 2018 The Red candidate in Mississippi blew out the Blue by 10 percentage points to give the Reds a 53 to 47 majority which will help Trump in his quest to reshape the federal courts; Flake true to his name has seen his bill to protect Mueller blocked from a vote and true to form voted with Blues to block the Farr confirmation to go forward forcing Pence to vote in favor (what a joke this man is and although Sinema replacing him will be even worse, it will be great to see him gone); more and more Central Americans are heading toward Tijuana and the left continues to go ballistic over the use of tear gas against rock throwing illegals that tried to rush the border (nothing but silence when Obama authorized the same use); the good news is that many illegal asylum scammers are giving up and heading back to their home countries; the left is going over the top once again criticizing Melania Trump over her selection of Christmas decorations for the White House (this women of incredible class and taste has responded that the decorations look great in the face of Trump derangement syndrome); 203 Blues voted to nominate Nancy Pelosi as Speaker of the House but 15 votes short of what she will need to win election in January (as bad and partisan as she is her election will insure that the Reds will be galvanized in 2020 to retake the House); former AG Gonzales has blasted Mueller if he has been setting perjury traps for Trump (Mueller and his disgraced and rebuked lap dog Weissman are under growing condemnation over the duration and politicization of his witch-hunt); Madonna has not prevailed in her court fight to overturn by-laws of her co-op to ban her staff and children from staying in her $7.2 million apartment when she is not there; at the first stop of their 13 city tour, only 3300 people were dumb enough to buy tickets to hear this pathetic couple at the 19,000 seat Scotiabank Arena in Toronto; on the day Trump disbanded his Voter Fraud Commission a Texas Apellate Court upheld the conviction and sentence of 8 years  of permanent resident Rosa Maria Ortega for illegally voting for ten years (another example of why we need a national ID card to prevent this sort of nonsense); Emanuel’s announcement that he will not seek reelection has not curbed the gun violence as through November 27, 2018, 2726 people mostly of color have been shot by mostly people of color, of whom 458 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 Dale and Grace, factoids of interest for this day in history, the fact that you have no need to nubilate and a relevant quote from Margaret Thatcher on socialism, 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. Red Planet Day—commemorating the launch of Mariner 4 on this day in 1964 which after 228 days passed within  6,118 miles of Mars.
2. Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Lighting—celebrating since 1933 the lighting of a 69-100 foot Christmas tree at the Rockefeller Center in Manhattan on the first Wednesday after Thanksgiving.
3. 1963 Number One Song— the number one song in 1963 on a run of 2 weeks in that position was “I’m Leaving It Up to You” by Dale and Grace. 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 “nubilate” which means to obscure which is a trait that the Deep State is particularly fond of.
5. Monkey Business--celebrating the birth on this day in 1936 of Gary Hart a former senator and failed candidate for president whose campaign was derailed by a photo of Donna Rice on his lap on a dock during a yacht trip to the Pacific aboard the yacht Monkey Business.
    On this day in: 
a. 1942 in Boston, a fire at the Cocoanut Grove nightclub killed 492 people.
b. 1965 responding to President Johnson’s call for more flags in South Vietnam President-elect Ferdinand Marcos announced he would send Filipino troops to South Vietnam.
c. 1972 Claude Buffet and Roger Bontemps had the dubious distinction of being the last criminals guillotined in France. 
d. 1980 the bulk of the Iraqi Navy was destroyed by the Iranian Navy.
e. 1990 the Iron Lady, Margaret Thatcher, resigned a leader of the Conservative Party and Prime Minister resulting in John Major replacing her in both positions.
    Reflections that Ocasio-Cortez and Bernie Sanders need to pay heed to: “The problem with socialism is that eventually you run out of other people’s money.” Margaret Thatcher Wise advice that the far left continue to ignore. 
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© November 28, 2018,  Michael P. Ridley aka the Alaskanpoet
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