Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For September 30, 2019 In a let’s hope God is on his side as millennial gospel singer and worship leader Sean Feucht is running for Congress against John Garamandi in California on the slogan “morals are low and taxes are high; “60 Minutes” of CBS infamous for its biased and edited interviews was slammed by the legal team representing the unknown whistleblower for claiming the whistleblower’s legal team had claimed the whistleblower had feared for his or her life and was under federal protection which he or she is not (once again like so many times, caught in the MSM bias cookie jar); Botox Nancy has her cat-o-nine tails out flogging the dwindling band of independent Blues now down to 10 who do not support and impeachment inquiry and are rightfully fearful of losing their seat in districts Trump carried in 2016; Gavin Newsome who leans so left he is almost a socialist has signed legislation allowing college athletes to capitalize on their name, image and likeness effective 2023 which would be a potential existential threat to the NCAA and the amateur status of “student athletes” (tough question as sports for colleges is a business and a huge fund raising tool but colleges are supposed to be a place where students learn, albeit not much today in this politically correct pervasive environment); in a say it isn’t so Joe moment, Red Chris Collins a thorn in the side of the House Blues will plead guilty to 5 counts of insider trading as will his son and his son’s future son-in-law after selling securities of a biomedical company whose tests on treating multiple sclerosis had failed before that news was released thereby avoiding almost a $1,000,000 in losses (like the reptilian brain that crosses party lines so does greed and lack of ethics and respect for the law); on the housing bubble market front, due to low interest rates in Europe 9 cities led by Munich have been classified as overvalued in Europe with San Francisco, feces and needles notwithstanding, came in at 10 on the overvalued list; on the immigration front, Chicago which is a gunshot murder zone has evidently instructed its police not to cooperate with ICE in immigration busts (what ever happened to protect and serve residents of this country from criminal elements including illegal alien criminals and any hopes that Rahm’s replacement would be an improvement in terms of increasing safety have been discarded out the window into the trash?); in a blow to high tax higher spending states like New York, Massachusetts, New Jersey and California, a federal judge has thrown out a legal challenge to the SALT limitations which should increase the exodus of high taxed individuals to tax friendlier states like Arizona, Texas, Florida and Nevada; Di Caprio the leader of the environmental do as I say not as I do movement slammed people who do not believe in climate change as living in an alternate reality as he jets around in private jets; in Chicago through September 20, 2019, 2121 have been shot of whom 363 have died, but surprise, surprise no deaths on the 29th ; in Baltimore with a fraction of Chicago’s population, 255 have been murdered in Baltimore (when will Chicago and Baltimore 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 people of color by people of color and when will the left focus on the problem of color on color shootings in Blue run cities which have been more deadly and more numerous than random mass shootings?
As always, I hope you enjoy today’s holidays and observances, factoids of interest for this day in history, a musical link to Pee Wee Hunt and His Orchestra, the fact that your postjacent is not expanding, and a relevant quote treating lobbyists and politics by Jesse Unruh, secure in the knowledge that if you want to find a gift for any memorable events like Father’s Day, 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. Orange Shirt Day (Canada)—celebrated in Canada since 2013 not to honor residents of Northern Ireland but rather to create awareness of home schooling in indigenous native communities.
2. International Translation Day—commemorating the founding of the International Federation of Translators formed on this day in 1953 which is the feast day St. Jerome, considered the patron saint of translators, to create awareness of the contributions of translators to the interchange of ideas and commerce between nations with different languages.
3. 1948 Number One Song— the number one song in 1948 on this day on a run of 8 weeks (not continuous) in the position was “12th Street Rag” by Pee Wee Hunt and His Orchestra. Here is a recording of the song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_IdN9lHTUaQ. The rag was pulled on this musician on June 12, 1976 at the age of 72 after a long illness.
4. Word of the Day—today’s word of the day is “postjacent” which means posterior which as we old has a tendency to enlarge without attention to exercise.
5. Political Milkman—celebrating or bemoaning depending on your political affiliation, the birth on this day in 1922 of Jesse Unruh, long term Blue California State Treasurer best known for his quote, “Money is the milk of politics.” His milk ran dry on August 4, 1987 at the age of 64 of prostate cancer.
On this day in:
a. 1947 the World Series was the first to be televised, have an African-American player, have a pinch hit home run, collect receipts in excess of $2 million, and have six umpires on the field.
b. 1962 Cesar Chavez, a Mexican American, founded the National Farm Workers Association.
c. 1968 to the joy of future passengers especially those in Business or First Class, the Boeing 747 was rolled out and seen by the public for the first time.
d. 1980 specifications for the Ethernet were published by Xerox in conjunction with Intel and Digital Equipment Corporation.
e. 2005 the Danish newspaper Jylands Posten published unflattering cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad sparking outrage and boycotts of Danish goods in the Muslim world further enhancing the image of Islam as an intolerant religion.
Reflections on politics and lobbyists from the master fund raiser from them: “If you can't eat their food, drink their booze, screw their women, take their money and then vote against them, you have no business being up here." Jesse Unruh
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