Thursday, November 21, 2019

November 21, 2019 Ridley's Believe It Or Not Great American Smokeoutve

Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For November 21, 2019 Another day of the Schiff Impeachment Circus today with angry and frustrated bureaucrats venting their frustrations at Trump’s policy but revealing no impeachable offense (Hill once opposed Javelins under Obama and received a draft fo the salacious Steele dossier before it was made public and both acknowledged they had not heard the quid pro demands, Trump was alleged to have made); listening to the Blue debates last night has probably proved Rep. Green’s observation to be correct-“We have to impeach Trump or he will get reelected” (other than Gabbard who unfortunately given Hawaii’s Blueness is a Blue, it is doubtful that any of the candidates are pushing an agenda that America will accept or want to pay for); other than McCain the View remains clueless on the issue of impeachment as McCain blasted Behar and her colleagues that the Schiff Circus is going to damage Trump with the voters (sadly it seems that Huntsman is getting a case of the blues and McCain may become the only voice of reason on the show); Holmes testified that he could hear Trump’s call to Ambassador Sondland when it was made to his phone not with a speaker phone on which pseudo journalist Chris Cuomo tried to prove by calling his mother on the air but no one with him could hear until he turned on his speaker phone (total moment of idiocy on his part and an acquittal moment from the OJ Simpson trial of the “if the gloves doesn’t fit, you have to acquit’); failing to produce non hearsay testimony of impeachable offenses, the Blues again and again during today’s hearing continued to put in the record “news” articles to cloud the record to justify a finding of impeachable offenses (Rep. Crenshaw who lost his eye in combat has rightfully attacked the MSM for its anti-Trump pro impeachment spin on the hearings); Newsom and his Blue minions have been slapped in the face by the California Supreme Court who struck down the idiotic law passed and signed by Newsome that would have required Trump to file his tax returns to have his name placed on the primary ballot (Newsome has never read the Constitution but understands the power of voter suppression if Trump’s name was not on the primary ballot); Newsom attacked PG&E for its corporate “greed” but he and his wife were like pigs in a trough getting thousands of dollars for contributions they would for their political and charitable purposes need; in Chicago with a new interim police chief as of  November 20, 2019, 2492 have been shot, of whom, 424 have died; Baltimore with a fraction of Chicago’s population, is coming in second place in the amount of gun deaths as 309  have been murdered, a number which equals all of last year’s fatalities (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 Bon Jovi,  the fact you are not protensive in completing your tasks successfully and a relevant quote on the dangers of smoking by the Center for Disease Control,  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 Television Day—created in 1996 by the General Assembly to commemorate the contribution of television be it helpful or detrimental (Newton Minnow-the Great Wasteland) to our society.    
2. Great American Smoke Out—created by the American Cancer Society to promote the idea of smokers foregoing their cigarettes for one day as a hopeful means of the first step in ending a deadly habit that still is practiced by 40 million Americans.
3. 1988 Number 1 Number One Song— the number one song in 1988 on this day on a run of 2 weeks in the position was “Bad Medicine” Bon Jovi. Here is a recording of the song: This New Jersey based band formed in 1983 is still rocking and touring.
4. Word of the Day—today’s word of the day is “protensive” which means extensive in time or length which describes the Trump Derangement Syndrome of the Blues to a tee.
5. Death Can Be Random--celebrating the birthday on this day in 1980 of Grant Thompson better known to his 12 million UTube fans as the King of Random who sadly died on July 29, 2019 of a paragliding accident in Utah.   
On this day in: 
      a. 1969 the first permanent ARPANET link is established between UCLA and the Stanford Research Institute. 
      b. 1980  a fire broke out in the MCM Grand in on that day misnamed Paradise, Nevada, killing 87 people and injuring 650 to become the worst fire in Nevada’s history.
      c. 1985 Jonathan Pollard was arrested for spying for Israel to release confidential material on Arab forces and was tried and subsequently convicted and sentenced to life in prison but was released on parole on November 20, 2015. 
 d. 2002 NATO invited  BulgariaEstoniaLatviaLithuaniaRomaniaSlovakia and Slovenia to become members, a move which must have added to Russia’s sense of isolation.
 e. 2004 the Paris Club announced the forgiveness of up to 80% ($80 billion) of Iraq’s external.
 Reflections on why a smoker should quit smoking: “Smoking is responsible for 1 in 3 cancer related deaths, and 1 in 5 deaths from any cause. Worldwide, tobacco use causes more than 5 million deaths per year.” Center for Disease Control.
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