Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For April 20, 2019 the Mueller Report is out, lightly redacted and as might be expected disappointing partisan zealots on both sides with Nadler personally attacking Barr and the MSM touting the fact that the Report did not exonerate the President on the issue of obstruction; Pocahontas is the first Blue presidential wanna-be on the impeachment warpath (Mueller’s part two on obstruction looks like a Comey’s déjà vu on HRC detailing her server misdeeds and then declining to prosecute; Eric Swalwell is rapidly becoming one of the most detested presidential candidates as he indicated that no apologies need to be given for illegally spying on the Trump campaign (Trump needs to release the FISA warrant applications so the American public can see the FBI’s illegality of using Steele’s unverified dossier to obtain warrants on Carter Paige); poor Joe Biden will have to face head on the question of whether he supports impeachment when he announces his run on Wednesday; in Paris Yellow Vest protestors battled police protesting the billions of francs being pledged to restore fire damaged Notre Dame which is undercutting their anti-wealth movement; Mueller announced on Friday that 13 Russians and 3 Russian companies had been indicted for supporting Trump, Bernie Sanders and Jill Stein (in Stein’s case not a good return on the ruble); Comey, McCabe, Yates, Ohr and Cohen must not be sleeping well as the IG announced he was investigating FISA Court abuses and the role of the Steele discredited dossier funded by the DNC and the HRC campaign; McConnell has indicated he will introduce legislation raising the minimum age to buy tobacco products from 18 to 21 as the use of e-cigarettes among teenagers continues to spike; through April 19, 2019 585 people have been shot in Chicago of whom 113 have died (what makes the Smollett case so frustrating is that it forced the city of Chicago to allocate scarce detective resources when in only 9% of the shootings resulting in murder have a suspect being charged this year).
As always, I hope you enjoy today’s holidays and observances, a music link to Wilson Phillips, factoids of interest for this day in history, the fact that you have some papeterie for your writings to impress people, and a relevant quote from David Cullen on Columbine, 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. 420 (Cannabis Culture)—celebrating a meeting of 5 high school students in San Rafael, CA looking for an abandoned marijuana farm and meeting to begin their search at 4:20 p.m. in front of a statute of Louis Pasteur.
2. UN Chinese Language Day— celebrated since 2010 as one of the six official languages used at the UN to encourage equal usage the official languages throughout the organization.
3. 1991 Number One Song—the number one song on this day in 1991 on a run of 1 week in that position was “You’re In Love” by Wilson Phillips. Here is a recording of the song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P7gYii2unkg 2 daughters of Brian Wilson of the Beach Boys and 1 daughter of John and Michelle Phillips of the Mamas and Papas formed the group.
4. Word of the Day—today’s word of the day as we move from words beginning with “o” to words beginning with “p” is “papeterie” which packaged fancy stationery which one should use when one wants to standout with invitations or letters.
5. Pop Art Muse--celebrating the birthday on this day in 1943 of Edie Sedgewick who battled drugs and bulimia and appeared in several Andy Warhol movies and died from suffocation with her head in a pillow on November 16, 1971.
On this day in:
a. 1657 freedom of religion was granted to Jewish residents of New Amsterdam (later New York City).
b. 1998 Enoch Powell, a member of the Conservative Party made his “River of Blood” attacking mass migration from the Commonwealth into the United Kingdom.
c. 1999 Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold shot and killed 13 people while wounding 24 others at Columbine High School in Columbine, Colorado before taking their own lives.
d. 2008 Danica Patrick won the Indy Japan 300 to become the first female driver to win an Indy race.
e. 2010 The Deepwater Horizon Oil Platform exploded killing 13 workers and causing an oil spill that lasted for 6 months.
Reflections on the Columbine Shootings: “Psychopaths don’t act like Hannibal Lecter or Norman Bates. They come off like Hugh Grant, in his most adorable role. ―Dave Cullen, author of Columbine.
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