Thursday, December 12, 2019

December 12, 2019 Ridley's Believe It Or Not National Poinsettia Dayiit

Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For December 12, 2019 Napping Nadler’s Kangeroo Court continued with “hearings” today with no witnesses only statements of members since the Nadler quashed all attempts of the minority to call witnesses further casting doubt on the illegitimacy of these proceedings which trace their origin to fraud on behalf of the use of a false and salacious Steele dossier that Comey’s anti-Trump FBI bought hook, line and sinker (Nadler so acted since minority hearings would delay impeachment that is a done deal for the biased anti-Trumpers on his Kangaroo Court); although Horowitz found no evidence of bias that seems to be clearly in his face, Sessions was deeply troubled over an FBI altering a critical email used in presenting to the FISA court the DOJ’s request for a warrant on Carter Page (lost is all the CNN and MSNBC spin is this troubling fact—the FBI was spying on the Trump campaign and presidency based on a false and unverified dossier bought and paid for by the Clinton campaign, a very troubling threat to our democracy; Rep. Spanberger may think she is like the Magnificent Seven but at a town hall she faced the reality that many Americans are outraged over the fraud that’s called impeachment hearings; the reptilian brain seems to have struck again this time at DNN where executive producer for CNN Politics, Stephen Bursk is stepping down due to allegations of sexual harassment; the City of Oakland awash in homeless like its neighbor the City of Feces across the Bay is thinking of housing 1000 homeless on a cruise ship (wonder if irate residents will untie the mooring lines so it would just float away?); Felicity Huffman who had her wrist slapped with a minor jail sentence has revealed her daughter Georgia is heading to $73,000 a year Vassar next year; in Chicago with a new interim police chief now having to replace a fired police chief as of December 11, 2019, 2598 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 Beyonce,  the fact you are not overly pudibund, a relevant quote on Boys’ Town by Father J. Flanagan,  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 Poinsettia Day—commemorating the cuttings of the plant that the first minister to Mexico Joel Robert Poinsett sent back to his native Charleston where the plant was a great hit and soon become associated with Christmas and today dominates floral holiday decorations in a wide range of colors other than just red.
2. National Ambrosia Day—originally reputed to be the nectar of the Gods in Greek Mythology, but now a popular fruit salad made with sour cream or yogurt popular in the South which usually includes crushed pecans.  
3. 2006 Number 1 Number One Song— the number one song in 2006 on this day on a run of 10 weeks in the position was “Irreplaceable” by Beyonce. Here is a recording of the song:
4. Word of the Day—today’s word of the day is “pudibund” which means prudish which is a trait in our population that becomes rarer each and every day.
5. It’s All in the Genes--celebrating the birthday on this day in 1915 of Old Blue Eyes, Frank Sinatra, noted singer, actor and leader of the Rat Pack who smoked heavily and drank heavily but dodged the disease bullet to die at age 82 of a heart attack.
On this day in:               
       a. 1917 Father J. Flanagan in Nebraska founded Boys Town for wayward boys.   
     b. 1937 Japanese planes attacked and sank the U.S. gunboat the USS Panay on the Yangtze River in China.
      c. 1942 German troops began a failed operation known as Winter Storm to attempt to relieve the 6th Army trapped by the Russians in Stalingrad. 
 d. 1950 Paula Ackerman became the first woman rabbi appointed to perform rabbinical services and performed her services as a rabbi.
  e. 2000 SCOTUS ruled in favor of  George W. Bush in the case of Bush v. Gore  which awarded Florida’s Electoral Votes to Bush and the election to him.
  Reflections on Boys’ Town: “I know when the idea of a boys’ home grew in my mind, I never thought of anything remarkable about taking in all of the races and all of the creeds. To me, they are all God’s children. They are my brothers. They are children of God. I must protect them to the best of my ability. Father J. Flanagan.
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