Thursday, December 19, 2019

December 19, 2019 Ridley's Believe It Or Not Holly Day

Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For December 19, 2019 The House on purely partisan lines impeached Trump on two bogus counts abuse of power and obstruction of Congress with not a single Red vote yes and sane minding Blues voting no and to some surprise Gabbard voting present and now the farce goes to the Senate although Pelosi is posturing that the Articles of Impeachment will not be sent to the Senate until she is satisfied with the procedures re witnesses (talk about hypocrisy from the head Blue after an impeachment process that reeked of due process abuse); Lawrence Tribe, rabid anti-Trump leftist Harvard Law Professor, and Alan Dershowitz, an Emeritus Harvard Law Professor are in a constitutional snit fit over the legality of the House not bringing the Articles to the Senate (after a rush to impeach Pelosi is looking more and more like a jilted bimbo trying to keep the Articles in limbo so they can raise money and energize the base to get out and vote while the country’s political business grinds to a complete halt); it’s like Deliverance with law books instead of banjos but Dershowitz and Tribe are at each other’s legal throats over the ability of Pelosi to ignore Senate rules and sit on Articles of Impeachment (my vote is with Dershowitz who still has a lot of objective genes in his body); while Blues still support open borders and sanctuary cities to the detriment of the safety of all residents, citizens and illegals, Trump administration has moved forward  with agreements to send asylum seekers back to Guatemala while their cases are being considered; after being delayed by Pelosi for almost a year the USMCA has passed with as expected the super hypocrite Pelosi taking credit; Obama’s former doctor has sounded the warning on Biden that he “is not a healthy guy”; Chicago with a new interim police chief now having to replace a fired police chief as of December 18, 2019, 2642 have been shot, of whom, 445 have died; Baltimore with a fraction of Chicago’s population, is coming in second place in the amount of gun deaths as 332 have been murdered, a number which has passed all of 2014’s deaths and all of 2016’s yearly total of 318 fatalities but 2017’s record of 342 looks like it may not be broken in the waning days of 2019 (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 do are not puisine in your dealings with many of your business associates, a relevant quote on the transfer of power over Hong Kong to China by Queen Elizabeth II,  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. Holly Day—created by Jace-Shoemaker Galloway to popularize an evergreen long associated with Christmas as its prickly leaves represent the crown of thrones Christ wore on his death.
2. National Regifting Day—celebrated on the last Thursday before Christmas since 2006 and must be a holiday detested by retailers both on line and brick and mortar.  
3. 2008 Number 1 Number One Song— the number one song in 2008 on this day on a run of 3 weeks in the position was “Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)” by Beyonce. 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 “puisine” which means inferior in rank, which if applied to the Blue wanna-bes who will have to face Trump, impeachment notwithstanding, fits them to a tee.
5. Gift of Objectivity--celebrating or bemoaning the on this day in 1972 of noted actress Alyssa Milano who despite her talent has become a rabid anti-Trumper that she turns off half of the country.
On this day in:               
      a. 1912 William Van Schaick, captain of the PS General Slocum which given the absence of workable safety equipment was a death trap, caught fire and killed almost 900 people, was pardoned by U.S. President Taft after serving three-and-a-half-years in Sing Sing Prison.  
       b. 1972 in an end of an era moment, the last spaceship that sent Americans to the surface of the Moon, Apollo 17, returned to Earth.
      c. 1974 Nelson Rockefeller pursuant to the 25th Amendment was sworn in as Vice President replacing Gerald Ford who had replaced Spiro Agnew as a result of his resignation and then replaced Richard Nixon following his resignation. 
  d. 1984 in a bad day for Hong Kong residents, Great Britain and China agreed to the transfer of power from Great Britain to China on July 1, 1997.
  e. 1998 Bill Clinton was impeached for perjury among other crimes to be like Trump should be found not guilty by the Senate.
  Reflections on the transfer of Hong Kong from Great Britain to China: “Hong Kong now faces its transition to Chinese sovereignty in excellent condition - prosperous, stable and dynamic. Unprecedented though this moment in history may be, we have the utmost confidence in the abilities and resilience of the Hong Kong people. Britain learnt long ago that Hong Kong people know best what is good for Hong Kong. We have no doubt that Hong Kong people can run Hong Kong, as the Joint Declaration promises, and that faithful implementation of the Joint Declaration is the key to Hong Kong's continued success. The eyes of the world are on Hong Kong today. I wish you all a successful transition and a prosperous and peaceful future.” Queen Elizabeth II Watching the pro democracy  protests in Hong Kong certainly question the intent of China to live up to its obligations and promises.
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