Friday, December 13, 2019

December 13, 2019 Ridley's Believe It Or Not National Day of the Horse

Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For December 13, 2019 Napping Nadler’s Kangaroo Court on straight party lines with no high crimes and misdemeanors alleged approved articles of impeachment to be sent to the full House for voting and if 31 Blues do not chose to not vote on party lines, Trump will be impeached and head to the Senate for trial where the measure will be defeated and may pick up some Blue votes against impeachment; great article of Lying Schiff on video attacking Jim Rogan over Rogan’s vote to impeach Clinton showing his crass hypocrisy; we speak almost the same language as our English cousins but England is ahead of us in rejecting socialism and globalism as Boris Johnson’s Conservative Party blew the Labor Party out of the water yesterday; in an attempt to kill the Golden Goose, Gruesome Newsom’s administration is going to court to block the federal government from opening up vast quantities of federal lands for oil and gas leases even though the state leads in gasoline consumption and the oil and gas industry pumps $55 billion in tax revenues to the state; on the celebrity drug rehab front, Amanda Byrnes has fled a drug rehab facility and her parents are concerned she will be relapsing; on the homeless front Amanda Neely who is homeless has been sentenced to 20 days jail after breaking the plate glass windows of 5 businesses in Portland, Oregon because no one would give her $5 (major problem that continues to be ignored in the Blue run cities of this nation); police in New York City have arrested a 13 year old for the fatal stabbing of Tesse Majors, a Barnard College freshman during a failed armed robbery attempt and are looking to arrest 2 juveniles); next week’s Blue debate which if it occurs will continue the falling ratings as more and more Americans are tired of listening to a rehashing of no ideas may not occur at all as the proposed venue Loyola Marymount University’s food service workers are on strike and picketing;  Chicago with a new interim police chief now having to replace a fired police chief as of December 11, 2019, 2608 have been shot, of whom, 442 have died; Baltimore with a fraction of Chicago’s population, is coming in second place in the amount of gun deaths as 325 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 Alicia Keys,  the fact you do not perform acts that cause pudor, a relevant quote on the Rape and Massacre of Nanking by Iris Chang,  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 Day of the Horse—created by Senate Resolution in 2004 to commemorate the importance of the horse to our security, culture and recreation.
2. National Salespersons Day—commemorating a part of our retail landscape that due to cost pressures seems to be dwindling each shopping season.
3. 2007 Number 1 Number One Song— the number one song in 2007 on this day on a run of 5 weeks in the position was “No One” by Alicia Keys. Here is a recording of the song: This classic trained pianist singer and songwriter has been hitting all the right keys in her career.
4. Word of the Day—today’s word of the day is “pudor” which means a sense of shame which the Blues on Napping Nadler’s House Judiciary voting on party lines for impeachment of non high crimes and misdemeanors must reek of.
5. Raising Cain--celebrating the birthday on this day in 1945 of Herman Cain who worked up the ranks of the Pillsbury Corporation to become CEO of its subsidiary Godfather’s Pizza and with his 9-9-9 tax plan was in 2012 was an up and coming Republican candidate for president until charges of sexual harassment, vehemently denied by him, caused him to suspend his campaign.
On this day in:               
     a. 1937 the Japanese defeated the Chinese in the Battle of Nanking which was followed was followed by an orgy of rape of thousands and the  massacre of hundreds of thousands of Chinese civilians and prisoners of war which delayed pursuit by the Japanese and allowed the remnants of the Chinese forces to escape and fight on.  
       b. 1962 the Earth became a smaller place from a communications standpoint as NASA successfully launched into low Earth orbit Relay 1, the world’s first successful communications relay satellite.
      c. 1972 Eugene Cernan and Harrison Schmitt began the third and last extravehicular exploration of the Moon from their Apollo 17 Lunar landing module to become the last human beings to set foot on the Moon. 
  d. 1988 PLO Chairman Yassar Afafat addressed the General Assembly, not in New York as the United States denied him entry but at Geneva.
  e. 2011 Nordine Armani a Belgian of Moroccan descent at an open air market shot and killed 6 people and wounded 125 others before shooting and killing himself without leaving a motive (he was a non Muslim and spoke no Arabic).
  Reflections on the Rape and Massacre of Nanking: “Looking back upon millennia of history, it appears clear that no race or culture has monopoly on wartime cruelty. The veneer of civilization seems to be exceedingly thin – one that can be easily stripped away, especially by the stresses of war.”Iris Chang, The Rape of Nanking
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