Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For October 14, 2019 I you had any doubt that the Blues are conducting a Banana Republic like kangaroo court for their impeachment inquiry that doubt should be tossed as Red Representative Matt Gaetz was ousted from attending a House Intelligence grilling of Fiona Hill when Blue members who are not members of the Committee were allowed (Blue hearings in closed doors with no Red involvement is a travesty of justice); NBC which is reeling over its failure to act on Lauer’s alleged sexual perversion is trying to circle its wagons and cast dispersions on Farrow’s motives as his book Capture and Kill comes out on Tuesday; Chris Hayes of MSNBC has always seemed to me to be a wimp especially when locked into an anti-trump line but today attacking NBC for its response to sexual escapades of Weinstein finally seemed to show some spine; Project Veritas, a conservative watchdog had a mole inside CNN to record secretly evidence of bias at CNN and released the first of a series of tapes from Jeff Zucker and others at CNN that clearly show bias and a desire to do whatever is necessary to impeach Trump: https://www.foxnews.com/media/project-veritass-alleged-cnn-whistleblower-says-network-is-pumping-out-propaganda (fortunately the viewers have spoken with their ideas on Zucker and his vendetta against Trump watching Fox in numbers to make it number one in viewers for 71 successive quarters over the Cack New Network and Mostly Slanted News and Biased Cack; in addition to sexual pervasion the reptilian brain evidently loves the “Fake News” at MSNBC as its president Phil Griffin is being slammed for showing a picture of the naked vagina of newswoman Maria Menounos; AOC received news of a belated 30th birthday president-the fact that centrist New York City Councilman Fernando Cabrera an immigrant from Venezuela who has seen the reality of socialism that AOC blindly advocates will run against her in the Blue primary (let’s hope she and the other members of the idiotic anti-Semite Squad go down to defeat with her; Warren who can taste victory in the primaries so bad is ramping up her Pinocchio Meter big time claiming she is a “capitalist” which Sanders who is becoming more desperate promoted and which most Americans believe is more farfetched than her claim to be a Cherokee which she blatantly used to advance her career; in Chicago through October 13, 2019, 2212 have been shot, of whom, 382 have died; in Baltimore with a fraction of Chicago’s population, 272 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 Ray Charles, the fact that you love premite to those worthy of it and a relevant quote on the needed attributes of a commander in chief from Arthur L. Herman, 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. World Standards Day—first celebrated on this day in 1970 to promote awareness of the importance of standards used in commerce and our ways of life and enjoyment.
2. National Kick Butt Day—promoting awareness of unlike Columbus Day which is facing strong and growing headwinds, the need to stop smoking which kills far too many millions with both first hand and second hand smoke.
3. 1961 Number One Song— the number one song in 1961 on this day on a run of 2 weeks in the position was “Hit the Road Jack” by Ray Charles. Here is a recording of the song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0rEsVp5tiDQ. Ray battled drug addiction for many years and finally ran out of road on June 10, 2004 at the age of 73.
4. Word of the Day—today’s word of the day is “premite” which means to give a prize which we would love to give to the first politician who is truthful.
5. Shaken Not Stirred—celebrating the birthday of noted actor who followed Sean Connery as James Bond in 1973 in 7 Bond movies and left us on May 23, 2017.
On this day in:
a. 1962 the Cuban Missile Crisis, the closest that the U.S. and the Soviet Union ever came to nuclear war, commenced on this day when a U.S. reconnaissance airplane detected Soviet ballistic missiles being installed in Cuba.
b. 1968 the first live broadcast from a space ship in orbit was performed by the crew of Apollo 7.
c. 1982 President Ronald Reagan proclaimed the War on Drugs which our Opiod Crisis and the influx of Meth and other drugs across our Southern Border clearly show has not been won.
d. 1998 Eric Randolph was charged with the pipe bombing at the Atlanta Summer Olympic Games and three other bombings at different times and locations eluded capture until May 31, 2003. He pled guilty to avoid the death penalty and is not serving 4 life sentences without possibility of parole.
e. 2012 Felix Baumgarnter jumped from a balloon some 24 miles above the Earth to break the sound barrier reaching an estimated speed of 843.6 miles per hour before ultimately opening his parachute to live to describe his trip.
Reflections on the Cuban Missile Crisis: “The lesson of the Cuban Missile Crisis is plain: Strength prevents war; weakness invites it. We need a commander-in-chief who understands that - and who won't leave us facing a foe who thinks he doesn't.” Arthur L. Herman, noted American Historian who msut no longer be shaking in his boots with a weak president like Obama in the White House.
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