Thursday, October 31, 2019

October 31, 2019 Ridley's Believe It Or Not Halloween

Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For October 31, 2019 Along totally partisan lines, the House passed a resolution to proceed with an impeachment inquiry setting forth the procedures to be followed which have been attacked immediately by the Republicans (hold on to your hats this is going to expose this nation to a very divisive and partisan destructive ride while any attempt to deal with issues confronting us will be put on the back burner); in the height of chutzpah, Blues are touting that because former Republican Amash has switched parties and voted in favor of the inquiry, the vote on the inquiry is bi-partisan (what a total delusional crock! Compared to the Reds who made no allegations that because two Blues broke ranks and failed to support the inquiry that the move was anything but partisan); a silver lining on the vote is a spike of funds coming in to Trump’s reelection efforts coffers; the impeachment balloon may have lost some air when former NSC aide for Russian and European affairs who listened in on the call between Trump and the President of  Ukraine testified today that he heard nothing wrong with the conversation; retiring Rep Katie Hill, noted for being openly bi, sporting an Iron Cross tattoo on her inner thigh and favoring threesomes could not gracefully leave but gave a blistering speech attacking the double standard and the misogyny of Trump, Kavanaugh and the Reds while ignoring the role of her behavior (good riddance Hill!); Chris Cuomo, the pseudo journalist at CNN who is there because of his family name for the sole reason, is in a snit fit with Eric Trump who has slammed Hunter Biden for his earnings from China and Ukraine due to his father’s name;  in Chicago as of  October 30, 2019, 2352 have been shot, of whom, 403 have died but the minor miracle of no deaths on the 28th and 29th has ended on the 30th ; 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 Rod Stewart,  the fact you are prevoyant and a relevant quote on the Enron scandal by Robert Kiyosaki, 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. Girl Scouts Founders Daycelebrating the birthday on this day in 1860 of Juliette Low who founded the predecessor of the Girl Scouts in Great Britain in 1911 and in the United States in 1915.        
2. Halloween—celebrated in immigrant communities in the U.S. during the mid-19th Century, the holiday expanded to across the nation in the 20th Century and today in addition to the trick or treaters is widely celebrated by adults as a excuse to dress up in costumes.      
3. 1971 Number One Song— the number one song in 1971 on this day on a run of 5 weeks in the position was “Maggie May”/”Reasonto Believe” by Rod Stewart. Here is a recording of the song:  This color blind model railroad enthusiast has been knighted as is still going strong at age 74.
4. Word of the Day—today’s word of the day is “prevoyant” which means to have foresight, a trait that will keep most people out of trouble from doing things.
5. Smoking, Drinking and Candy--celebrating the birthday on this day in 1950 of Canadian born actor and comedian John Candy who was overweight and a heavy smoker and drinker and died way too early from a heart attack on March 4, 1994.
On this day in: 
      a. 1984 Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi was assassinated by two of her Sikh guards which led to widespread rioting against Sikhs and the deaths of some 3000 Sikhs.
      b. 2000 a Russian Soyuz 22 spacecraft was launched with a crew to the International Space Station which has been continuously manned since its arrival.
      c. 2002 a Houston Grand Jury indicted Andrew Fastow, former chief financial officer for Enron of 78 counts of fraud and money laundering and copped a plea of six years on September 26, 2006 and was released on probation on December 16, 2011. 
 d. 2011 our overcrowded Earth reached a population of 7 billion people, many of whom are living in poverty wanting to come to the United States.
 e. 2017 Sayfullo Saipov, an immigrant from Uzbekistan in 2010 and believed to be a jihadist, rented a truck and drove it into a bikeway in Manhattan, killing 8 and injuring 11; this scumbag was scheduled to go on trial on October 9, 2019.
 Reflections on the Enron Scandal: “During the Enron debacle, it was workers who took the pounding, not bankers. Not only did Enron employees lose their jobs, many lost their retirement savings. That's because they were at the bottom of the investing food chain.” Robert Kiyosaki, noted author of 26 books, including the Rich Dad, Poor Dad series.
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