Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For December 11, 2019 No matter how the left and Blues try to spin the IG’s report, Hurwitz’s testimony before the Senate revealed a complete disregard of proper procedures that should have been followed to have alerted the FISA Court to the bias and unverified nature of the Steele Dossier that formed the basis of the two year nightmare aka the Mueller Report we have had to endure and spend millions on in uncovering a nonexistent Russian collusion hoax (still difficult to believe Horowitz found no evidence of bias at the FBI which prompted the investigation of Trump so we may have to wait until Barr and Durham reveal their disagreements with the IG’s Report; the Cack News Network lived up to its reputation by not televising the opening statements of the Senate Hearing with Hurwitz (watch CNN and you get fake news at both ends either in the “fake news” it reports or the real news it chooses to omit to report); after almost a year of preventing the USMCA from coming to the House floor, Pelosi, ranting and spinning that the Blues should take credit for improving it, has relented and allowed it to come to the House Floor for a vote (the divisiveness in the Swamp has become so bad that Blues want the nation to go into the economic tank to deprive Trump of one of his strong reelection points, the strong economy); after millions of dollars and three years of trying to find high crimes and misdemeanors to remove Trump from office, the Blues have prepared two pathetically weak articles of impeachment, abuse of power and obstruction of justice (Blues do not believe in equal branches of government and must believe that the Ukrainian President is a liar); if one thinks impeachment and a Senate acquittal will end Trump Derangement Syndrome, do not hold your breath as anti Trumper California Blue Representative Bass would be primed to impeach him again especially if the Blues took control of the Senate; the City by the Bay has become the City of Feces and Needles and that image plus high hotel rates have forced on of Silicon Valley’s icons to move Oracle’s $64 million Open World Conference to Las Vegas next year; Pelosi must be ruing the day she allowed Lying Schiff and Napping Nadler to conduct impeachment hearings as the Bobbsey Twins of incompetence, partisanship and bias have not moved the needle and a slight majority still favors not impeaching or removing the president; in Lancaster, California, the NIMBY movement on homeless reared its intolerant head as the city is considering an ordinance to ban feeding the homeless on city property; in a possible copycat situation a possible armed suspect was detained and the Corpus Christi Naval Air Station was temporarily put on lock down this morning; in Chicago with a new interim police chief now having to replace a fired police chief as of December 10, 2019, 2595 have been shot, of whom, 441 have died; Baltimore with a fraction of Chicago’s population, is coming in second place in the amount of gun deaths as 322 have been murdered, a number which has passed all of 2014’s death and all of 2016’s yearly total of 318 fatalities but 2017’s record of 342 looks like it won’t be broken (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 Chris Brown, the fact you do not live in a ptochocracy, a relevant quote on committing fraud by of all people Bernard Madoffl, 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 App Day—commemorating the useful tool apps for smart phones have become and celebrated on this day since 2017 although I am clueless as to who created the observance.
2. International Mountain Day—created by the General Assembly of the United Nations in 1998 to celebrate the importance of mountains on this day in 2002 to our economy and for the billion plus people that live on or near mountains which comprise a significant portion of the Earth’s land mass.
3. 2005 Number 1 Number One Song— the number one song in 2005 on this day on a run of 5 weeks in the position was “Run It” by Chris Brown. Here is a recording of the song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mWGvmdyF3bU. Although famous for selling over 140 million records, he is also known for his on camera assault of Rihanna.
4. Word of the Day—today’s word of the day is “ptochocracy” which means a government of beggars or paupers which given the homeless that clog the streets of the Feces by the Bay perhaps describes San Francisco to a tee.
5. It’s All in the Nails--celebrating the birthday on this day in 1987 Rachel Leigh, a successful entrepreneur who founded Pear Nova a high fashion nail lacquer company.
On this day in:
a. 1934 Bill Wilson, the co-founder of Alcoholics Anonymous had his last drink and checked into rehab for the last time.
b. 1972 in an end of an era, Apollo 17 became that last manned spacecraft to land on the Moon.
c. 1997 the Kyoto Protocol designd to curb greenhouse emissions opened for signature
d. 2001 in a move approved by the United States in the mistaken belief it would ameliorate and curb China’s unfair trade practices and theft of intellectual property, China was admitted to the World Trade Organization.
e. 2008 Bernard Madoff was arrested and charged with securities fraud for a massive $64.5 billion Ponzi scheme, the largest in U.S. history and was sentenced after a plea bargain to 150 years in a federal prison where he now resides and where he will die.
Reflections on being wrong to the tune of $64.5 billion of fraud: “In today's regulatory environment, it's virtually impossible to violate rules ... but it's impossible for a violation to go undetected, certainly not for a considerable period of time.” Bernard Madoff Unfortunately for the over 4,000 investors who were defrauded for a long period of time to the tune of $64.5 billion, Madoff was very wrong in his observation.
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