Monday, November 25, 2019

November 25. 2019 Ridley's Believe It Or Not International Day for the Elimination Against Violence to Women

Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For November 25, 2019 For those who yearn for bloated government, reports are out the Elizabeth Warren’s budget busting proposals call for the creation of 20 new federal agencies to add to those already sucking the lifeblood out of our economy (when will Pocahontas and her fellow Blues realize that a trillion here and a trillion there will devastate our economy?); Deval Patrick, former two term black governor of Massachusetts and former partner of Bain Capital and late entrant to the presidential race, has sounded the alarm that hating Reds and business are not good ideas for Blues as he proclaims he is a Democrat and proud of it and espouses that being moderate is not the solution to our problems (with Blumenthal and Patrick now in Biden can kiss his black support goodbye); Trump may have had his balloon deflated after the inane Schiff Circus as a court has ruled that ex-White House lawyer Don McGahn must answer a Congressional subpoena (DOJ will appeal ruling); Sanders has lashed out at Bloomberg claiming the billionaires shouldn’t be allowed to buy elections (in his world leftist billionaires like George Soros can but not moderate albeit being pulled to the left nannies like Bloomberg); while the Schiff Circus is preparing its impeachment report, a top Democratic strategist Doug Schoen is asserting that impeachment will be an electoral college disaster for the Blues; free speech took a hit when SCOTUS refused to hear a defamation case brought by a liberal “climate change scientist” at Penn State the National Review sought to have dismissed; Iran is playing the Great Satan card to diffuse domestic unrest as thousands of Iranians are protesting in the streets over rising gas prices and trotting out Revolutionary Guard General Salamini who is threatening to destroy us and our Middle East allies (déjà vu of Xerxes having his slaves lash the incoming tide in the Hellespont to stop it); in another Nero like moment Pelosi continues to play the impeachment fiddle while she sits on bringing USMCA and its job creating benefits to the floor to spite Trump; in Chicago with a new interim police chief as of  November 24, 2019, 2516 have been shot, of whom, 426 have died; Baltimore with a fraction of Chicago’s population, is coming in second place in the amount of gun deaths as 311s have been murdered, a number which exceeds 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 Maria Carey,  the fact you support protogenists and a relevant quote on not opposing evil by Pastor Martin Neimoller,  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. International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women—created in 199 by the UN to combat the violence against women which if by men is a case of true cowardice.    
     2. Shopping Reminder Day—as Black Friday sales and the bargains associated with them are being pushed further and further in front of Thanksgiving time to set aside this day to create your gift list and the identify what gifts to what recipients. 
     3. 1990 Number 1 Number One Song— the number one song in 1990 on this day on a run of 3 weeks in the position was “Love Takes Time” by Mariah Carey. Here is a recording of the song: This very successful singer continues to churn out money making albums and philanthropic checks.
      4. Word of the Day—today’s word of the day is “protogenist” which means an inventor whom we need more of than politicians, bureaucrats or lawyers.
      5. Her Name Lives On--celebrating the birthday on this day in 1986 of Amber Hagerman who tragically was kidnapped while riding a bicycle at an abandoned grocery store parking lot in Arlington, Texas on January 13, 1996 and her body was found 4 days later. An autopsy revealed she had been killed 2 days earlier after being sexually abused. Sadly her perverted killer has never been found but the Amber Alert adopted in her memory has resulted in the arrest of numerous kidnappers, saving numerous children from her fate.
On this day in: 
      a. 1947 a group of directors and screenwriters after being held in contempt by HUAC were “blacklisted” by Hollywood movie studios.
      b. 1963 the body of President John F. Kennedy was buried at Arlington National Cemetery while on the same day the body of his killer Lee Harvey Oswald was buried in Shannor Rose Hill Memorial Burial Park in Dallas, Texas  lyN i80  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. 1986 Attorney General Edwin Meese announced that proceeds from covert arm sales to Iran were illegal transferred to the Contra rebels fighting the communist Sandinista government in Nicaragua. 
 d. 1992 the Federal Assembly of Czechoslovakia voted to split the nation into 2 separate entities The Czech Republic and Slovakia.
     e. 1999 a 5 year old boy Elian Gonzalez was found by a fisherman floating off the coast of Florida after the boat carrying him, his mother and other migrants fleeing Cuba sank. He was repatriated to Cuba against the will of relatives in the U.S. after SCOTUS refused to hear an appeal from the 11th Circuit ordering his return to his father in Cuba.
    Reflections on the Hollywood Ten: “In Germany they first came for the Communists, and I didn’t speak up because I wasn’t a Communist. Then they came for the Jews, and I didn’t speak up because I wasn’t a Jew. Then they came for the trade unionists, and I didn’t speak up because I wasn’t a trade unionist. Then they came for the Catholics, and I didn’t speak up because I was a Protestant. Then they came for me – and by that time no one was left to speak up.” Pastor Martin Niemoller, Dachau, 1944 Fortunately for him he was only  held at Dachau until liberated by the Allies in 1945.
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