Sunday, April 7, 2019

April 7, 2019 Ridley's Believe It Or Not Rwanda Genocide Day

Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For April 7, 2019 The USS Witch-hunt has sprung some leaks as the media has reported that the pro Blue members of Mueller’s team are upset with Barr’s characterization of Mueller’ Report which they felt was not accurate (another reason why Trump and his lawyers want the report released subject to redaction of grand jury material and classified sources and methods); lying Pencil Neck Adam Schiff still is insisting he has evidence of collusion which he has yet to provide to the country which is why he should resign as Chairman of House Intel Committee); Representative Nunes has announced he will be sending 8 criminal referrals to the AG for leaks and conspiracy; Nadler the poisonous to the truth adler is vying with Adam Schiff as the biggest liar by continuing to allege collusion with the Russians; Rosie O’Donnell has just released a new book slamming Whoopi Golberg and revealing the clashes between them on and off the set of The View (the two obese ladies must be losing weight, releasing doses of anti-Trump animus and other toxic bile); Kim Foxx continues to refuse to resign despite calls of outrage and resignation demands from the police in Chicago over the dismissal of Smollett and her refusal to prosecute low level charges like shoplifting of less than $1,000; even man’s best friend is not immune from the wrath of PC warriors as the Lake County Sheriff was forced to change the name of its new bloodhound from “Rommel” to “Scout” (ironic that Rommel was forced to kill himself by the Nazis after being linked to a failed plot to assassinate Hitler); on the basketball front students in East Lansing were in the streets rioting after the Spartans lost to Texas Tech with 23 arrests made (not a ringing endorsement for free college for all); on the pC culinary front Burger King is in hot water for its ad showing diners trying to use chopsticks to eat its new Vietnamese Sweet Chili Tendercrisp chicken sandwich; it may be wishful thinking, but the U.K. is hopeful that it will come to an agreement to exit the EU by Friday; the Cack News Network had no shows in the top 20 with its highest rated show coming in at 23 (when will the idiots that run that biased network realize that bias and anti-Trump animus turn people off); hobbled by unrelenting pressure of the open border Blues, Kirsten Nielsen has announced her resignation at DHS; as of April 6, 2019 482 people have been shot in Chicago of whom 87 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 Pink Floyd, factoids of interest for this day in history, the fact that you are not looked down on a a paltripolitan; and  a relevant quote from Romeo Dallaire on the Rwandan Genocide, 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. Genocide Day (Rwanda)—commemorating the start of genocide against the Tutsi tribe by the majority Hutu tribe which commenced on this day in 1994 and lasted until mid July of the same year resulting in the deaths of 500,000—1,000,000 men, women and children.
2. National Beer Day— celebrating the effective date in 1933 of the Cullen-Harrison Law which legalized the manufacture and sale of 3.2% beer and led to the repeal of Prohibition and ratification of the 21st Amendment on December 5, 1933.
3. 1980 Number One Song—the number one song on this day in 1980 on a run of 4 weeks in that position was “Another Brick in the Wall Part II” by Pink Floyd. 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 “o” to words beginning with “p” is “paltripolitan” which means a term of scorn applied to city-dwellers which fits residents of the Swamp to a tee.
5. Moonbeams Everywhere—celebrating or bemoaning as the case may be the birthday on this day in 1938 of Jerry Brown who served four terms as governor of California pushing a leftist agenda of spending more and taxing more and who fortunately for us failed in his attempt to become president.
       On this day in:                                        
a. 1964 IBM announced the System/360 computer.   
b. 1969 the symbolic birth-date of the internet: the publication of RFC 1.
c. 1978 as a result of the seizure of the American Embassy in Tehran, the U.S. severed relations with Iran.
d. 2003 U.S. forces captured Baghdad leading to the collapse of Saddam Hussein’s regime two days later.
e. 2009 Alberto Fujimori, former president of Peru was found guilty of human rights violations in Peru with his death squads and sentenced to 25 years in prison; he was pardoned by the president on humanitarian grounds which the Peruvian Supreme Court revoked ordering him back to prison where he sits today.  
        Reflections on Rwanda Genocide: “I know there is a God because in Rwanda I shook hands with the devil. I have seen him, I have smelled him and I have touched him. I know the devil exists, and therefore I know there is a God.” Romeo Dallaire, former Canadian Lieutenant General and commander of the peace keeping force in Rwanda from 1993-94.
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© April 7, 2019  Michael P. Ridley aka the Alaskanpoet

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