Friday, December 14, 2018

December 14, 2018 Ridley's Believe It Or Not Monkey Day

Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For December 14, 2018 while the Blues and the MSM continue to attack Americans who want a secure border as being racist, interesting news out of Tijuana that city leaders want the caravan to leave their city due to crime, filth and burdening of city services (when is the last time you heard a rational argument that illiterate unskilled migrants is good for the country accepting them?); actress and director Sondra Locke who starred in 6 films with Clint Eastwood has died at 74 (Clint is still going strong with his role in The Mule); a seven year old girl who had not eaten or consumed water for several days died in Border Patrol custody after being held in a temporary facility with her father prompting a huge outcry from the Blue presidential wanna-bes (tragic but points out why we need a wall to deter people from making a trip that is often fatal and why the left needs to stop encouraging illegal immigration seducing illegals with a false notion that if they get here they can stay here); Melania Trump bashed the MSM for its attacks on her young son Barron, saying “children should be off limits”; the FBI is back to its rogue partisan status as it missed a deadline to provide documents concerning a raid on a whistleblower’s house who had provided documents to the IG detailing potential criminal activity concerning the Uranium One Deal and the Clintons and Clinton Foundation; Joy Behar who is joyless made the outrageous claim devoid of reality that retiring Senator Orin Hatch should go to jail for not speaking out against Trump and Cohen for the payment to Stormy Daniels (what an outrage by a biased partisan hack); in another example of why the death penalty is not a deterrent Angelo Jimenez convicted of a brutal murder in 1994 was finally executed by Florida yesterday; on the partisan judicial front the California Chief Justice announced that she had left the Republican Party due to its confirmation of Judge Kavanaugh; Virgin Galactic made a historic flight to the edge of space as it moves toward recreational sub orbital space travel at $250,000 a pop (pretty expensive for 5 minutes of being weightless); Emanuel’s announcement that he will not seek reelection has not curbed the gun violence as through December 12, 2018, 2842 people mostly of color have been shot by mostly people of color, of whom 479 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 KC and the Sunshine Band, factoids of interest for this day in history, the fact that you can obelize the MSM on its coverage of Trump and a relevant quote from Chris Murphy on the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, 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. Monkey Day—created in 2000 by two Michigan State University art students Casey Sorrow and Eric Millikin to honor monkeys and all simian creatures.
2. Free Shipping Day—created by Kinoli, Inc. in 2008 to provide free shipping and guarantees that the package in question will arrive by Christmas Eve.
3. 1975 Number One Song— the number one song in 1975 on a run of 1 week in that position was “That’s the Way I Like It” by KC and the Sunshine Band. Here is a recording of the song:
4. Word of the Day—today’s word of the day as we move from words beginning with “n” to words beginning with “o” is “obelize” which means to condemn as spurious, doubtful or corrupt which describes what we should be doing in critiquing MSM coverage of Trump and his agenda.
5. Partisan Hack in Sheep’s Clothing—bemoaning the birthday on this day of disgraced and sanctimonious FBI Director James Comey who violated the law by leaking sensitive information and lied to Congress which led to the disastrous appointment of the witch-hunter in chief Robert Mueller.
    On this day in: 
a. 1963 the dam for the Baldwin Hills Reservoir in Los Angeles burst, killing 5 nearby residents and damaging hundreds of homes.
b. 1994 construction began on the Three Gorges Dam on the Yangtze River in China and was completed on July 4, 2012.
c. 2008 Muntadhar al-Zaidi at a press conference in Baghdad tossed his shoes at President Bush.
d. 2012 28 people including the gunman were shot and killed at the Sandy Hook Elementary School at Newton, Connecticut.
e. 2017 the Walt Disney Company announced it would acquire  21st Century Fox including its 20th Century Fox studio for $73.4 billion.
   Reflections on the mass murder at Sandy Hook Elementary:  “Instead, I will remember the two simple words whispered to me by one Sandy Hook mom earlier this year. As I readied to leave my office one evening, the front desk rang me to say that one of the Sandy Hook parents had dropped by unannounced. Of course, send her in, I said. She walked into my office, and without saying a word, draped her arms around me in a giant, warm bear hug.
‘Keep going,’ she said quietly to me. She wiped a few tears back, took a few steps backwards, and continued, ‘That’s all I wanted to say.’ Then she left, unable to muster the energy to say anything more.” Chris Murphy, U.S. Senator from Connecticut
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© December 14, 2018,  Michael P. Ridley aka the Alaskanpoet
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