Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For September 16, 2019 The New York Times and all the Blues how rushed to judgment on demanding the resignation or impeachment of Kavanaugh lead by the Rush to Judgment Queen who as a former AG really should know better if she were not blinded by her rabid desire to become president are all eating crow over the uncorroborated sexual assault by Kavanaugh that the alleged victim has no recollection of (shame and condemnation on all of them, especially the two NYT writers who are the author of an upcoming book on the bogus assault and probably thought the salacious news item would boost sales); the DOJ is using the confusion of Nadler’s committee on whether or not his committee is pursuing an impeachment inquiry to try to shoot down its attempt to get their hands on grand jury material which is prohibited; Lori Loughlin may have second thoughts over her failure to plead guilty especially as she has been dropped from “Full House” and may be facing more jail time than the wrist slap Felicity Hoffman received; Perdue Pharmaceutical, the opioid manufacturer and seller king and target of massive law suits, has filed for Chapter XI Bankruptcy protection; the UAW which has just called a strike against GM finds itself in hot water as the president of the UAW has been listed as an unnamed conspirator in a criminal fraud investigation by the DOJ against the union; Ilhan Omar’s Somali refugee infested district has become a terrorist enclave while the Minneapolis Police Department is underfunded and undermanned exposing the residents to mob attacks by Somali thugs (a ray of hope in that a Minneapolis Police Officer has announced his intention to run against her); although it is highly unlikely that any of the pro gun control wannabes will read the book by Andrew Pollock, the father of Meadow Pollock, on of the Parkland School shooting victims, they should as Pollock squarely places blame where it belongs in the hands of Democratic policies; in Chicago through September 15, 2019, 2010 have been shot of whom 343 have died and in Baltimore with a fraction of Chicago’s population, 245 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, the fact that if a pone you remember to do your job, and a relevant quote on the ozone by Sylvia Earle, 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. International Day For The Preservation Of The Ozone Layer--created by the U.N. General Assembly on December 19, 1994 naming September 16 as the International Day For The Preservation Of The Ozone Layer to commemorate the execution of the Montreal Protocol on Ozone which efforts seem to be working in reducing the holes in the Ozone Layer previously reported.
2. Mexican Independence Day—celebrating the Declaration of Dolores from the town of Dolores, Mexico by Father Hidalgo proclaiming Mexico’s independence from Spain on this day in 1810.
3. 1936 Number One Song— the number one song in 1936 on this day can’t be found on Google.
4. Word of the Day—today’s word of the day is “pone” which means the person on the dealer’s right responsible for cutting the deck of cards before dealer deals.
5. Birthdays and Albums Don’t Extend—celebrating the birth on this day of noted Spaniard singer Camilo Sesto who was set to release his latest album on September 13 and go on tour in the U.S. on the following month but died in a hospital of heart failure on September 8, 2019.
On this day in:
a. 1959 the world’s first successful photocopier, the Xerox 914, was demonstrated on live TV in New York City.
b. 1979 in a tribute to the human spirit seeking freedom from oppression, after several attempts and a year and a half in planning, 8 East Germans from two families escaped to West Germany in a homemade hot air balloon.
c. 1992 the trial of deposed Panamanian Dictator Manuel Noriega ended with him being convicted racketeering and money laundering and sentenced to 40 years in prison but was extradited to Panama to face trial for crimes committed while dictator; he was convicted but release under house arrest due to a brain tumor which was unsuccessfully operated on and he died on May 29, 2017.
d. 2007 security guards in the employ of Blackwater shot and killed 17 Iraqi civilians in Nisour Square, Baghdad. The employees were tried, convicted and retried with the leader after his retrial being sentenced to life in prison on August 14, 2019.
e. 2013 a retired petty officer third class Aaron Alexis entered the Washington Naval Yard with a disassembled shotgun with a sawed off barrel and reassembled it and shot and killed 12 people and wounded 3 others before being shot and killed by police.
Reflections on ozone depletion: “We woke up some years ago about the consequences of ozone depletion, the hole in the atmosphere. You can't see it. You can't taste it. You can't smell it. But now we do regard that as a key issue. It's a scientific finding.” Sylvia Earle, noted American marine biologist, explorer and author
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