Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For September 22, 2019 Biden’s election chances seem to be taking a dive as a latest poll has Warren now slightly ahead of him in Iowa while he is embroiled in a controversy on which he seems foolishly anxious to double down, accusing Trump of pressuring Ukraine to investigate Hunter Biden’s business dealings with Ukraine or lose military aid which is the very same charge Biden was hit with while VP and bragging he forced the resignation of a Ukrainian prosecutor investigating Hunter or lose $1 billion in aid (in this evolving controversy the New York Times has been caught with its “fake news” pants down in publishing exerts from a soon to be published book from two of its writers omitting key details of alleged pressure by Giuliani on Ukraine to investigate Biden (what are sordid mess complete with another chorus of AOC’s and the left’s cries for impeachment); the news cycle has seemed to have moved on and left the uncorroborated story by a Clinton friend that Kavanaugh was engaged in another college sexual harassment episode which the victim has no recollection or memory of but the episode should prove to be a wake-up call for the fanaticism the left will employ if Justice Bader should retire or pass away and Trump has another nominee to SCOTUS; on the illegal alien front, sickening revelation that not all coyotes are foreigners as the Border Patrol arrested two residents, one from Texas and the other from Arizona trying to smuggle in a total of 84 illegals in two semi trailers (send these money hungry scumbags to long terms in prison1); Pelosi is touting a new health plan that would have the government negotiating prices to be paid for drugs in Medicare with a stick or rather a club of 95 % taxes if the pharmaceutical companies did not accede (watch a déjà vu similar to what happened in Europe imposed price controls and research funding for new drugs and improvements on drugs fell significantly); on the cell phone alert front, a 10 year old student called 911 after being dropped off by a school bus in Longview, Washington to report that the bus driver was drunk which she was at .09 when cops pulled her over to arrest her for DUI and endangerment; on the government is inept when it comes to building anything front, the elevator to the Washington Monument broke down briefly after three years of upgrade work after being opened to the public; in Chicago through September 21, 2019, 2062 have been shot of whom 350 have died; and in Baltimore with a fraction of Chicago’s population, 248 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 Tommy Dorsey and His Orchestra with Frank Sinatra and the Pied Pipers, the fact that you are not spreader of poppycock, and a relevant quote gaining success as a female entrepreneur by Amber Hurdle, 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. American Business Women’s Day--celebrating the creation of the American Business Women’s Association in 1949 to promote women owned businesses and honor their accomplishments and contributions to the American economy.
2. World Carfree Day—celebrating a day to leave the car in the garage and use alternative transportation like bikes, feet or buses to reduce one’s carbon footprint.
3. 1940 Number One Song— the number one song in 1940 on this day on a run of nine weeks in the position was “I Will Never Smile Again” by Tommy Dorsey and His Orchestra with Frank Sinatra and the Pied Pipers. Here is a recording of the song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=il7DWoLySW8.
4. Word of the Day—today’s word of the day is “poppycock” which means humbug; nonsense which describes a good part of what comes out of the Swamp.
5. DNA Can Mean a Split--celebrating the birth on this day in 1948 Mark Phillips who was the first husband of Princess Anne, Elizabeth II’s daughter who divorced him after an extramarital affair by him that produced a daughter.
On this day in:
a. 1776 Nathan Hale was hanged for spying on the British.
b. 1927 Jack Dempsey lost the “Long Count” World Heavyweight Championship fight to Gene Tunney.
c. 1975 just 17 days after “Squeaky” Fromme had failed in her attempt to assassinate President Ford, Sara Jane Moore became the second woman to attempt to assassinate a president when she fired twice at him but missed. She pled guilty, was sentenced to life imprisonment and after serving 22 years was paroled in 2007.
d. 1991 the Dead Sea Scrolls are made available to the public for the first time.
e. 1993 a barge struck a railroad bridge near Mobile, Alabama which caused the derailment of the Sunset Limited into the river below resulting in the death of 47 people in what was the deadliest accident in Amtrak’s history.
Reflections on women business owners’ success: “A Bombshell’s constant struggle is living up to her God given potential while also battling in her mind the difference between her expectations and the world’s expectations.”― Amber Hurdle, The Bombshell Business Woman: How to Become a Bold, Brave, and Successful Female Entrepreneur.
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