Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For December 30, 2018 On the securing the border front, outgoing chief of staff for Trump has contradicted Trump that it is a wall confirming the deterioration of the relationship between the two of them; Rudy Giuliani has charged that Mueller has deliberately covered up the destruction or misplacement of Strozk and Paige text messages showing bias and blaming the death of Singh on California Democrats’ passage of SB 54; Facebook is back in the news again with revelations that is banned Franklin Graham due to his 2016 post in support of North Carolina’s law basing bathroom access on biology as opposed to sexual orientation (Facebook has apologized, reposted his post kkand ended the ban but classifying opposition to sexual orientation as “hate speech” is troubling) on the white bias front, organizers of the Women’s March scheduled next month in Eureka, California have cancelled the event because the participants were overly white; Florida which overwhelmingly passed a proposition that restored voting rights to felons otgher than murderers or sex offenders who have completed their sentence and no longer under parole or probation is causing concern among the affected one million residents as politicians are raising questions on how to implement which may prevent eligible felons from voting in elections that will begin before the legislature returns in session; the blame game is in full force and effect in the Swamp over the partial shutdown (suggestion why not convene leaders of ICE and the Border Patrol to testify what they would like on the border and the GAO officials to report as to the cost of benefits being paid to illegal aliens and in so doing gut Pelosi’s argument a wall would be expensive and ineffective leaving her only with a claim that a wall would be immoral which is an utter crock); only two days left to see if Chicago death toll cracks 500 in 2018 as through December 29, 2018, 2942 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 Lionel Ritchie, factoids of interest for this day in history, the fact that no one is obtending bad conduct against you and a relevant delusional quote from Saddam Hussein on destroying America, 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. National Sodium Bicarbonate Day—commemorating a product that has been produced in the U.S. since 1846 with a myriad of uses from unclogging drains to baking bread to relieving heartburn and indigestion.
2. Bacon Day—created by Danya Goodman and Meff leonard as a way to celebrate bacon and The Simpsons In The Simpsons episode “I Love Lisa” Homer asks, "Is it Bacon Day?"
3. 1985 Number One Song— the number one song on this day in 1985 on a run of 4 weeks in that position was “Say You, Say Me” by Lionel Ritchie. Here is a recording of the song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nQTfu7uY1VM
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 “obtend” which means to put forward or allege which what both parties are doing in assigning blame to the other for the partial government shutdown.
5. Let Your Heart Not Be Troubled--celebrating the birth on this day in 1961 of Sean Hannity, noted conservative radio and TV show host on Fox Network.
On this day in:
a. 1812 British soldiers burned Buffalo, New York.
b. 1936 the United Auto Workers began its first sit down strike.
c. 1996 budget cuts proposed by Benjamin Netanyahu sparked protests by 250,000 workers across Israel.
d. 2005 tropical storm Zeta, the latest in the year tropical cyclone to be formed in the Atlantic Ocean and dissipated on January 6, but fortunately never approached land so no property damage.
e. 2006 former Iraqi President Saddam Hussein was executed by hanging.
Reflections of a delusional dictator before his army’s destruction during Desert Storm: Baghdad is determined to force the Mongols of our age to commit suicide at its gates.
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