Wednesday, November 27, 2019

November 27, 2019 Ridley's Believe It Or Not Adopt a Turtle Day

Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For November 27, 2019 Sondland has been hit with a report alleging he sexually harassed three women which he vehemently has denied; in a reversal of the adage of sins of the father weigh upon the son, Joe Biden is receiving great flack and downward poll drift due to more revalations about Hunter Biiden’s roll in a Chinese investment firm owned by the Chinese government which is making investments in U.S. companies some of which have sensitive relations with the U.S. military (with no investment experience just like not oil and gas experience (this looks more and more like quid pro quo leveraging on Hunter’s relationship with his father to the potential detriment of national security which has Reds in the Senate demanding answers); the U.S. Cavalry in the form of Medicare for all spending and higher taxation reality has descended upon Pocahantas’ campaign and her standing in the Blue polls is dropping faster than a hot rock; in something out of feudal times, two daughters of deceased Elijah Cummings have come out in support of his long time aide against his second wife in a crowded primary to see who will be the Blue running in a special general election on April 28 (given Baltimore’s murder rate and the dreary litany of problems of urban areas being represented by Blues, the voters could do much better by having a Red represent them in Congress and city hall); in addition to fighting a never ending war against the entry of illegals, the CBP is at the forefront of stopping the flow of counterfeit goods, mostly made in China, and seized $100,000 of Oral-B tooth brush heads; Michelle Presley, a school bus driver in Auroa, Illinois, has been arrested for stopping at a convenience store, buying two beers, and sipping from one after loading 32 students aboard and heading to school due to a clerk who called the school bus company who called the police who arrested her as video cameras showed her drinking while driving the kids; AOC may be the new darling of the left and socialists with here inane ideas faces a primary candidate in the form of Scherie Murray, a legal immigrant from Jamaica who voted for Obama but now claims he did nothing for the residents of her community and the “Trump has done more for African Americans than any other politician in my lifetime”; Obama District Court appointee Kentaji Jackson who was also interviewed to fill the seat on SCOTUS vacated by the death of Justice Scalia has issued a stay of her order requiring Dan McGanh to appear pursuant a subpoena before the House Intel Committee; in Chicago with a new interim police chief as of  November 26, 2019, 2523 have been shot, of whom, 428 have died as the two day hiatus of shooting deaths has expired; Baltimore with a fraction of Chicago’s population, is coming in second place in the amount of gun deaths as 311 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 The Heights,  the fact you do not need a proxemics because you are pleased with it and a relevant quote on gratitude by Robert Dear justifying his murder and wounding at a Planned Parenthood Center in Colorado Springs,  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. Blackout Wednesday—commemorating since 2004 what has become one of the largest party days of the year as college students return home for Thanksgiving to meet with friends a celebrate at local bars and taverns. If one is to celebrate consider Kyft or Uber as your drvie of choice so any driving after celebration will not turn into a permanent blackout.   
2. Adopt a Turtle Day—created by Christine Shaw on a blog post on Found Animals promoting the rescue of abandoned or distressed animal on November 25, 2011 which achieved observance status two days later and was selected by this poet because there are two Ridley marine turtle species that are endangered.
3. 1992 Number 1 Number One Song— the number one song in 1992 on this day on a run of 1 week in the position was “How Do You Talk to an Angel” by the Heights. Here is a recording of the song: written by several members of the TV series The Heights.
4. Word of the Day—today’s word of the day is “proxemics” which means the study for personal space a need which most humans have.
5. Cyber Bullying Just as Lethal--celebrating the birthday on this day in 1996 of Amanda Todd born in British Columbia who met a man online who seduced her to photograph her breasts at age 12 and then he blackmailed her and cyberbullied her, causing her to make a videoe with flash cards that will bring tears to your eyes. No one anwered her call for help and she committed suicide on October 12, 2012 by hanging herself at home.  
On this day in: 
     a. 1945 in an affirmation of American generosity, CARE was formed to send donated food packages to the civilian population of Western Europe. 
     b. 1965 the nightmare in Vietnam continued as the Pentagon informed President Johnson that to carry out planned operations the number of troops would have to be increased from 120,000 to 400,000.
     c. 1973 in a show of bipartisanship rarely since seen, the U.S. Senate confirmed Gerald Ford as vice president 95-3 following the resignation of Spiro Agnew (the bipartisanship continued as the House also confirmed him 387-35). 
     d. 1978 San Francisco Mayor George Moscone and openly gay supervisor Harvey Milk are shot and killed by former supervisor Dan Whte who escaped the death penalty with the infamous Twinkie defense and convicted of manslaughter and served five years of a seven year sentence; he committed suicide two years after being released.
     e. 2015 at a Colorado Sprigs Planned Parenthood Center, Robert Lewis Dear, Jr attacked the facility killing three people including a police officer who responded and wounding five police officers and four civilians before surrendering. He was found incompetent to stand trial and confined indefinitely to a Colorado state mental institution where he remains today.
 Justification in the eye a deranged shooted: “"In a war, there's gonna be casualties. Are you gonna name the hundred million babies that were killed, that nobody talks about, nobody represents them, they have no voice, but yet our Constitution says we have the right to life, liberty and pursuit of happiness? I feel no guilt. I am in a war" Robert Dear, Jr. in an interview after the Planned Parenthood shooting in Colorado Springs..
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