Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For October 30, 2019 Fires in both Southern and Northern California continue to rage as high winds continue unabated causing the Reagan Library to be evacuated in Simi Valley; on the judicial bias front the ABA, aka the American Biased Association following its interview of Trump Nominee, Lawrence VanDyke, to the leftist bastion 9th Circuit now being changed by him, has opined him to be unqualified due to his bias against the LBGT community and other failing which he tearfully denied (in the ABA’s distorted view it seems only card carrying members of the progressive wing of the Democratic Party should be nominated); the order of Judge Beryl Howell, an Obama appointee, calling for the release of redacted grand jury material in the Mueller Report has been stayed during the DOJ’s appeal of the order; the autopsy performed by the forensic pathologist hired by Epstein’s brother has called into question the coroner’s earlier determination of a suicide due to three fractures in the throat area that a much more common in cases of strangulation rather than suicidal hanging (those additional perverts in Epstein’s infamous black book must be once again in a state of apprehension following the news); a federal judge has reopened the defamation case brought by the Covington Catholic High School student defamed by the Washington Post at a “Make America Great Again” Rally at the Lincoln Memorial in January of this year; AOC continues to bat 1000 when she opens her mouth to rant as she has done blaming the California Northern Fires on climate change when the cause of the blaze has been mismanagement by PG&E; just when we thought it was safe to look into the future for existential nature threats to our way of life, scientists are now proposing that a massive dust storm destroyed the Akkadian Empire that ruled a large part of Syria and Iraq in 24 to 22 B.C.; the refusal of the Blues to credit Trump continues with its pedal to the metal by denying any credit to him for the raid that killed Baghdadi; since lies bounce off Schiff like water off a duck’s back, good chance “Lying Adam Schiff” is unfazed by Rep Gaetz’ filing of an Ethics Complaint against him for his role in the impeachment process; in Chicago as of October 29, 2019, 2349 have been shot, of whom, 403 have died but in a minor miracle none on the 28th and 29th; in Baltimore with a fraction of Chicago’s population, is coming in second place in the amount of gun deaths as 283 have been murdered (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 the Jackson Five, the fact that avoid the preterition of things important to you and a relevant quote on the broadcast of The War of the Worlds by John Houseman one of its co-producers, 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. National Sugar Addiction Awareness Day—created in 2011 to promote awareness on the Eve of Halloween with its massive amounts of sugar treats of the health danger to body and teeth of too much sugar.
2. National Create a Great Funeral Day—created by Stephanie Allen West in 1999 to promote awareness of the need to create a funeral that is more of a celebration of a decedent’s life and how he or she would want to be remembered; the holiday explains why many funerals are now called “a celebration of life.”
3. 1970 Number One Song— the number one song in 1970 on this day on a run of 5 weeks in the position was “I’ll Be There” by the Jackson Five. Here is a recording of the song:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W-apaIOOoAo.
4. Word of the Day—today’s word of the day is “preterition” which means to pass over or omission which in the rush to impeachment the idea of due process seems to be a victim of preterition.
5. Great Mic Side Manner--celebrating the birthday on this day in 1987 of noted doctor and singer Brandon Rogers who appeared on America’s Got Talent, but was tragically died on June 11, 2017 from a car accident the day before.
On this day in:
a. 1938 Orson Welles broadcasted on radio H.G. Welles The War of the Worlds, causing wide spread panic that the Earth had been invaded by Martians.
b. 1974 former Heavyweight Champion and 4-1 underdog Mohammed Ali met and defeated by knockout in the 8th round undefeated Heavyweight Champion George Foreman with his “Rope-a-Dope” in the Rumble in the Jungle in Zaire witnessed by 60,000 present and viewed by over a billion on TV worldwide.
c. 1975 Prince Juan Carlos I became the acting head of state taking over from an ailing dictator Francisco Franco who had ruled since 1939.
d. 1995 Quebec votes by a margin of little more than one percent to stay as a province of Canada.
e. 2014 Sweden became the first European Nation to recognize the State of Palestine.
Reflections on the broadcast of The War of the Worlds: “Our actual broadcasting time, from the first mention of the meteorites to the fall of New York City, was less than forty minutes. During that time, men travelled long distances, large bodies of troops were mobilized, cabinet meetings were held, savage battles fought on land and in the air. And millions of people accepted it—emotionally if not logically." John Houseman one of the co-producers of The War of the Worlds.
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