Monday, November 18, 2019

November 18, 2019 Ridley's Believe It Or Not National Push Button Phone Day9

Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For November 18, 2019 The Lying Schiff Impeachment Circus continues this week with Schiff rallying the California Democratic Convention in Long Beach that he is going to get the president but one of his MSM allies, Politico, has just been hit with a $25 million libel sue brought by a Kash Patel, a senior counterterrorism expert in the White House that he was feeding false information on Ukraine corruption during the campaign to Trump’s campaign (interesting news as Blue Representative from New Jersey Van Drew has slammed the impeachment proceedings as being akin to a third world nation; Red Representative Zeldin from New York who participated in closed door depositions of David Holmes assistant to “I heard” Ambassador Taylor and Mark Sandy of the Office of Management and Budget who testified on the holding of Ukraine funds has demanded proceedings be put on hold until the transcripts of those depositions are released (Zeldin cannot release the substance of the depositions until transcripts are released but my bet is that the testimony is damning to the Lying Schiff Impeachment Circus); with the Ukraine quid pro quo and bribery blowing up in the their faces the Blues like playing a political Whack-A-Mo game are opened up a new probe following Stone’s convictions of lying to Congress that Trump lied to Mueller on WikiLeaks (this will never end and if Trump wins in 2020 against the pathetic field of losers and the Reds do not regain the House look for 4 more years of impeachment mania); Title IX now rules in college sports locker rooms as Penn has cancelled the rest of its women’s volleyball season due to “vulgar” and “offensive” posters in their locker room; SCOTUS has handed Trump a victory over release of his tax returns as Chief Justice Roberts ruled for and indefinite delay in their release (may be a pyrrhic victory as it will add fued to the Blues’ argument of what does he have to hide?); Bloomberg has heard the siren call of the left and has apologized for his continuing the “stop and frisk” policies of Giuliani which played a vital role in reducing dramatically murders in New York City); the death of Epstein and his sexual proclivities still cast a shadow over the MSM as it refuses to disclose demands by House Republicans to investigate why the Always Biased for Clinton Network spiked a story on his proclivities and indirectly Bill’s by flying numerous times on the “Lolita Express”; in Chicago with a new interim police chief as of  November 17, 2019, 2472 have been shot, of whom, 418 have died; Baltimore with a fraction of Chicago’s population, is coming in second place in the amount of gun deaths as 304  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 Boston,  the fact you are capable of being prosodic in your writing and a relevant sick quote suicide at Jonestown by Jim Jones,  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 Push Button Phone Day—celebrating the commercial introduction of the push button phone on this day in 1963 from a concept introduced by Henry Dreyfus at the Seattle World’s Fair in 1962.    
2. National Vichyssoise Day—commemorating the introduction by chef Louis Diat while working at the Ritz Carleton in 1917; celebrating a chilled soup in the late fall where a large part of the U.S. is freezing may seem out of place unless in Southern California where the temperatures have soared to the low 90’s.
3. 1986 Number 1 Number One Song— the number one song in 1986 on this day on a run of 2 weeks in the position was “Amanda” by Boston. Here is a recording of the song: The band survived a breach of contract lawsuit by CBS in which it prevailed against CBS and is still going strong.
4. Word of the Day—today’s word of the day is “prosodic” which means pertaining to versification which means converting prose to verse, a habit this poet is prone to suffer.
5. Reptiles Found Even In Foxes--celebrating the birthday on this day in 1970 of noted television journalist Megyn Kelley who was a superstar journalist at Fox but may have run afoul of the reptilian brain of Roger Ailes and after a stint with NBC is between positions. 
On this day in: 
      a. 1928 the Disney Corporation released the sound synchronized animated short Steamboat Willie, featuring Mickey and Minnie Mouse. 
      b. 1978 the leader of the Peoples Temple in Jonestown, Guyana, Jim Jones led his followers to a massive murder-suicide resulting in the death of 918 people including 270 children forced to swallow cyanide laced Kool-Aid.
      c. 1988 President Reagan signed a bill permitting the execution of drug traffickers, an act that Trump is trying to given federal courts the right to impose again.  
 d. 1999 the Aggie Bonfire collapsed during its construction, killing 12 and injuring 27 others; a bonfire memorial now rests on the site and the tradition was continued in 2003 although on a much smaller scale and under strict design standards to promote safety.
 e. 2003 the Massachusetts Supreme Council Court in the case of Goodridge v. Department of Public Safety ruled that the Commonwealth’s ban on same sex marriages was unconstitutional and gave the state 180 days to pass legislation providing for such marriages.
 Reflections from one very sick and deranged cult murderer on Jonestown: “Take our life from us. We laid it down. We got tired. We didn't commit suicide. We committed an act of revolutionary suicide protesting the conditions of an inhumane world.“ Jim Jones from his suicide death tape.
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