Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For November 12, 2019 Not sure of whether it is another example of the delusion gripping HRC over her 2016 loss but news out is that she is touting that “many” people want her to get in the race; the Schiff Rush to Impeachment farce is looking more and more like an unbelievable soap opera with news today that the ICIG has filed a complaint that the “whistleblower” who Schiff wants to shelter from identification and cross examination may have violated federal law by raising over $250,000 from anonymous sources in a Go Fund Me Account which should not surprise anyone given that one of the “whistleblower’s” lawyers Zeid tweeted in 2017 that the coup against the president has already started (Schiff’s restrictive rules for the public hearing are the equivalent of a lack of due process lynching of the duly elected president); the Blues are playing a despicable game of “Whack-a-Mole” moving from the failed Russian collusion delusion to obstruction of justices to quid pro quo to now the idiotic claim that Trump is guilty of extortion and bribery leaving one to im wonder what idiotic imagined act will they come up with next to push their impeachment goal; while the Blues are bending over backwards to insure illegals crossing our border are housed, fed, clothed and provided with medical attention our citizen homeless population in Blue run cities continues to skyrocket with living conditions rivaling third world slums in terms of crime, deaths, diseases, filth and trash to the point that in L.A. police officers working in L.A. and in contact with the homeless are coming down with serious diseases and pedestrians run the risk of having feces thrown at them or having to dodge piles of feces and puddles of urine on the sidewalks; Jackson Kermion, a graduate student instructor at Cal Berkeley, typifies the elite ivy tower denizens by proclaiming rural people are “bad people” who deserve being shamed because they are not “pro city” (how nutty can this idiot be bookended by San Francisco and Oakland that are awash in needles, feces, filth and homeless living right next to Berkeley?); the MSM especially CNN must have had strokes as they remain largely silent over what many are implying that Jeffrey Epstein did not kill himself but rather was killed and largely have ignored the hot mic incident by Amy Robach covering his death; on the burger wars front, Cook Out a burger chain with 250 outlets is in a public relations nightmare after one of its employees refused to serve a policeman which prompted the firing of the employee and the store manager on duty at that time (what is with servers who deny service to the people they would have to call if the outlet was robbed?); in Chicago with a new interim police chief as of November 11, 2019, 2429 have been shot, of whom, 414 have died but in a minor miracle none on the 11th ; in Baltimore with a fraction of Chicago’s population, is coming in second place in the amount of gun deaths as 295 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 Daryll Hall and John Oates, the fact you are blessed by being prolix and a relevant quote on terror and defense spending by Ben Shapiro, 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 Pneumonia Day—created by the Global Coalition against Child Pneumonia on November 12, 2009 to create awareness of a preventable disease that affects some 155 million children under the age of 5 a year, causing some 1.6 million deaths.
2. National Pizza Day with the Works Except Anchovies Day—today is the day to splurge on pizza by loading up with all the various toppings offered except those canned and salty, small bony fish unless of course you are an iconoclast like this poet and love anchovies.
3. 1981 Number 1 Number One Song— the number one song in 1981 on this day on a run of 2 weeks in the position was “Private Eyes” by Daryl Hall and John Oates. Here is a recording of the song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JsntlJZ9h1U. This noted singer and songwriter duo formed in 1967 are still going strong and touring today.
4. Word of the Day—today’s word of the day is “prolix” which means long winded which describes too many politicians to a tee.
5. 10 Again and Again--celebrating the birthday on this day in 1961 of Romanian gymnast Nadia Comaneci who in the 1976 Olympics became the first gymnast to record a perfect 10 in her event enroute to a Gold Medal. She retired after two Olympics with 5 Gold Medals, 3 Silvers and 1 Bronze.
On this day in:
a. 1969 in a very black day for the U.S. Army independent journalist Seymour Hersh broke the story of the My Lai Massacre that on March 16, 1968 resulted in the massacre of between 347 and 504 unarmed men, women, children and infants at My Lai, South Vietnam..
b. 1990 Tim Berners-Lee published his proposal for the World Wide Web and the Internet Era was about to be off and running.
c. 1997 Ramzi Yousef was found guilty in a U.S. Court of masterminding the 1993 World Trade Center Bombing and this jihadist scumbag is rotting in a Super Max federal prison where he will spend the rest of his miserable life.
d. 1993 a sculpture honoring the women who served in the Vietnam War was dedicated at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C.
e. 2001 the Taliban abandoned Kabul, Afghanistan ahead of advancing Northern Alliance Forces.
Reflections on the prevention of terrorist attacks: “If the United States had maintained its spending under Ronald Reagan, it is possible that the attacks of 9/11 - presaged by Islamic terror attacks on multiple American targets beginning with the first bombing of the World Trade Center in 1993 - would have been stopped.” Ben Shapiro, noted conservative commentator and speaker.
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