Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For December 28, 2018 While Pelosi rants about a wall being immoral, police in California have arrested the illegal alien scumbag who shot and killed a Newman, California police officer (Pelosi’s fondness for illegal aliens is what is really immoral and the shutdown and the blood of residents killed or maimed by illegals is on her hands); Trump totally frustrated with Democrats’ opposition to the wall is threatening to cut off aid to Central America and close the border with Mexico (he really needs to stop tweeting and speak to the American people from the Oval Office on why our porous borders and sanctuary cities laws are a national security threat); the notably biased cack network, NBC was caught with its journalistic pants down for slamming Trump for not visiting the troops during Christmastime while Air Force One was in the air heading overseas to visit troops in Iraq while the cack news network CNN with biased hacks like Don Lemon actually criticized him for visiting (the comment by the network pundits that signing MAGA hats handed to him by some soldiers violated military rules is totally wrong and ridiculous and reeks of fake news bias); Angelina Jolie in an interview with the BBC indicated she may consider going into politics; the opioid crisis claimed another apparent victim KTLA anchor Chris Burrous who died of an apparent overdose; Russia plans to deploy a new hypersonic missile that is designed to evade anti-ballistic missile systems in 2019; Emanuel’s announcement that he will not seek reelection has not curbed the gun violence as through December 27, 2018, 2933 people mostly of color have been shot by mostly people of color, of whom 493 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 Michael Jackson and Paul McCartney, factoids of interest for this day in history, the fact that you are not being obsecrated to do the right thing and a relevant quote from Denzel Washington on making intelligent decisions, 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. Pledge of Allegiance Day—commemorating the passage by Congress recognizing the Pledge of Allegiance on this day in 1942.
2. Holy Innocents Day—commemorating the slaughter of male babies in and near Bethlehem by Herod the Great.
3. 1983 Number One Song— the number one song on this day in 1983 on a run of 6 weeks in that position was “Say, Say, Say” by Michael Jackson and Paul McCartney. Here is a recording of the song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aLEhh_XpJ-0
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 “obsecrate” which means to implore which is what we need to do to our political leaders to end gridlock in the swamp.
5. Glory--celebrating the birth on this day in 1954 of noted actor and director Denzel Washington who won Oscars for his roles in Glory and Training Day.
On this day in:
a. 1912 the first municipally owned street cars took to the streets in San Francisco.
b. 1944 Maurice Richard became the first player to score eight goals in a game.
c. 1958 the Baltimore Colts defeated the New York Giants in the first sudden death National Football League game at Yankee Stadium.
d. 1967 Muriel Siebert became the first woman to own a seat on the New York Stock Exchange.
e. 1973 the Endangered Species Act was signed into law by President Nixon.
Reflections on how to make an intelligent decision: “I'm not a liberal or a conservative completely. Who is? Or why do you have to be? You assess the pros, the cons, of both sides and you make an intelligent decision.” Denzel Washington
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