Friday, September 27, 2019

September 26, 2019 Ridley' Believe It Or Not Mesothelioma Awareness Day

Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For September 26, 2019 Schiff who has long since thrown all pretenses of credibility over the cliff was at it today, badgering his committee’s star witness Maguire, trying to find criminal intent by President Trump where none exists while in an anticipation frenzy over having the biased whistleblower testify on his second hand knowledge of Trump’s alleged actions with respect to Biden and the Ukraine (of all the people to lead the impeachment charge, the Blues have blundered big time with their choice of Adam Schiff whose lying during the Mueller witch-hunt was off the charts; the whistleblower, who is reported to be a Blue presidential candidate supporter, has no direct knowledge of any of the actions he reported on in his letter to Congress, only hearsay which means the extent to which he is another Strzock and what his sources have to say will make for interesting political theater (Trump is a smart man and it begs the question of his intelligence that he would use a transcribed phone call with multiple persons on line to like the “mob boss” lying Adam Schiff portrays him to be to convey a squeeze on the new president of Ukraine); Schiff really out did himself in his pathetic biased parody of Trump’s phone call the Ukraine’s President once again forfeiting any credibility as to objectivity and pursuing and telling the truth (listen to it yourselves); in war it is said that the first casualty is truth but in the 2020 political war against Trump is Joe Biden whose years of service as a loyal Blue will be sacrificed on the altar of getting Trump; Pelosi taking a page out of the Nixon Impeachment Playbook is claiming that the Trump Administration is guilty of a cover up because the electronic transcription was placed on a secure server (sure sounds like a stretch but to be expected from the partisan Blues who detest Trump with a passion that defies comprehension); on the drinking and not driving front, the CEO of Blue Shield of North Carolina has resigned after being arrest for a DUI with his minor children in the car and refusing to take a breathalyzer test; on the hurricane front, the U.S. received good news that Tropical Storm Karen is weakening but Hurricane Lorenzo far out in the Atlantic has become a monster CAT 4 storm while in the era of climate change a massive blizzard has hit the Rockies and Montana; on the flying can be miserable front, Japan Airlines will now be showing passengers seeking to select seats, which seats have been taken by those 2 years old or younger; the college admissions cheating scandal that has rocked this nation has sentenced its third perpetrator, Los Angeles-based executive Stephen Semprevivo, 53, who was ordered on Thursday morning to serve four months behind bars, pay a $100,000 fine and serve 500 hours of community service and be subject to two years of supervised probation; MSNBC biased “journalist” Chris Matthews could hardly hold his glee claiming that the Blues “have got him” and need no more hearings to impeach Trump; in Chicago through September 25, 2019, 2099 have been shot of whom 361 have died; and in Baltimore with a fraction of Chicago’s population, 252 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 Bing Crosby and John Scott Trotter and His Orchestra and the Williams Brothers Quartet,  the fact that you are not a portreeve in today’s environment, and a relevant quote on the first Nixon Kennedy Presidential Debate by Senator Bob Dole, 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. Good Neighbor Daycreated by Presidential Proclamation by President Jimmy Carter on September 24, 1978 and later by Senate Resolution changed to September 26 on April 28, 2004.         
2. Mesothelioma Awareness Day—created by the Mesothelioma Awareness Foundation in 2004 to promote awareness of this deadly disease and to raise funds for its cure. If you see someone wearing a blue shirt it could mean that the Blues are not celebrating winning the 2020 elections but rather he or she is supporting the observance of this day.
3. 1944  Number One Song— the number one song in 1944 on this day on a run of 9 weeks in the position was “Swinging on a Star” by Bing Crosby with John Scott Trotter and His Orchestra and the Williams Brothers Quartet. Here is a recording of the song:
4. Word of the Day—today’s word of the day is “portreeve” which means a mayor charged with keeping the peace in a port city or market borough in early England but if used to describe the accomplishments of Mayor Di Blasio or Eric Garcetti synonymous with failure.
5. He’s Back And So Is She--celebrating the birth on this day in 1956 of Linda Hamilton, best known for her role as Sarah Connor in the Terminator movies including the most recent Terminator the Dark State, produced by her ex-husband James Cameron.
 On this day in: 
     a. 1950 following MacArthur’s successful surprise landing at Inchon, Allied forces recaptured Seoul, South Korea.
     b. 1960 the first televised national presidential election debate was held between John F. Kennedy and Vice President Richard M. Nixon was largely instrumental in Kennedy’s win over Nixon in November.
c. 1982 in a all good things must come to an end moment, Australia II won the America’s Cup, ending the New York Yacht Club’s 132 year domination of the race.
d. 1984 the United Kingdom and China agreed to a transfer of Hong Kong to China in 1997.
e. 2005 the PBS Kids Channel was shut down and replaced by a joint network with Comcast called Sprout.
Reflections on the power of TV over radio in the Nixon Kennedy First 1960 Presidential Debate: “"I was listening to it on the radio coming into Lincoln, Kansas, and I thought Nixon was doing a great job. "Then I saw the TV clips the next morning, and he ... didn't look well. Kennedy was young and articulate and ... wiped him out. I was listening to it on the radio coming into Lincoln, Kansas, and I thought Nixon was doing a great job.  Then I saw the TV clips the next morning, and he ... didn't look well. Kennedy was young and articulate and ... wiped him out." Former Senator Bob Dole the unsuccessful Republican candidate in 1996 against Bill Clinton.
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