Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For December 4, 2018 President H.W. Bush’s funeral will be held at the Washington National Cathedral today after which the casket will be flown to Texas to be put on Bush 4141 Train to be delivered to the Bush Presidential Library for internment; while the MSM is making a fool of itself bashing Trump in comparison to the presidency of George H.W. Bush; the Bush family has reportedly gone to great lengths to insure that the funeral will not turn into a platform of anti-Trump swipes; leftist writer for Slate Ruth Graham is being slammed for her column denigrating Bush’s service dog (so typical of the left-no one not spouse, children or even dog of a Red office holder is out of bounds from criticism); the new darling of the left Ocasio-Cortez is making a fool out herself again claiming accounting errors of $21 trillion in Pentagon spending from 1998 to 2015 could be used to fund her Medicare for all a claim so ridiculous that even left wing publications like Vox and The New York Times called her out noting that the accounting errors do not equate to actual spending; Clinton pal and registered sex offender Jeffrey Epstein has settled the sexual abuse civil lawsuit brought by numerous women on the eve of trial (too bad that we will not hear victims’ testimony of the abuses on his “Orgy Island” and whether Bill Clinton who flew there 26 times on Epstein’s private jet the “Lolita Express” participated; The View is a show with no joy only bias led by Jay Behar as she and Meghan McCann got into a snit fit over her bashing Trump when the segment was to be devoted to reflections on George H.W. Bush; the NRCC reported that it suffered a hacking intrusion which it believes to be by a foreign agent; Emanuel’s announcement that he will not seek reelection has not curbed the gun violence as through December 2, 2018, 2776 people mostly of color have been shot by mostly people of color, of whom 470 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 the Beach Boys, factoids of interest for this day in history, the fact that you do not subscribe to a view of nullims and a relevant quote from Dennis Wilson on living a fast life, 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 Cookie Day—created by the Blue Chip Cookie Company in 1987 to promote the sale of cookies which is still going strong today but a better way to celebrate would be to go to Kelli’s Cookies for Goodness Sakes at https://forgoodnessbakes.org/ and order some of its mouth watering cookies.
2. World Wildlife Conservation Day—created by the World Wildlife Federation to promote awareness of the illegal slaughter of wildlife for body parts and the need for governments to be more vigilant in stopping poachers.
3. 1966 Number One Song— the number one song in 1966 on a run of 1 week in that position was “Good Vibrations” by the Beach Boys. Here is a recording of the song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eab_beh07HU
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 “nullism” which means a view that reality does not exist which describes the viewpoint of those in the Swamp bubble so far removed from the rest of the mere mortals living in the rest of the country.
5. Wipe-out--celebrating the birth on this day in 1944 Dennis Wilson, co-founder of the Beach Boys and the only surfer in the band but who battled drug addiction and alcoholism and drowned in the Marina del Rey harbor after a day of drinking after diving into the harbor to try to recover some personal property.
On this day in:
a. 1965 the Grateful Dead performed its first concert under its new name.
b. 1991 after 64 years of operations around the world, Pan American Airlines ceased operations.
c. 1992 President George H.W. Bush ordered 28,000 U.S. troops to Somalia.
d. 2017 the Lamborghini Urus gained the title of the world’s fastest SUV with a speed of 190 mph.
e. 2017 the Thomas Fire started in Santa Paula to burn over 440 square miles in Ventura and Santa Barbara counties before it was finally contained on January 12, 2018. Reflections on the Bhopal disaster from a survivor whose family members did not survive: "They say I live a fast life. Maybe I like a fast life. I wouln’t give it up for anything in the world. It won’t last forever But the memories will.” Dennis Wilson Please enjoy the poems on events of interest on my twitter account below (if you like them, retweet and follow me) and follow my blogs. Always good, incisive and entertaining poems on my blogs—click on the links below. Go to www.alaskanpoet.blogspot.com for Ridley’s Believe It Or Not—This Day in History, poems to inspire, touch, emote, elate and enjoy and poems on breaking news items of importance or go to www.Alaskanpoethistory.blogspot.com for just This Day in History.
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