Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For December 20, 2019 Being closing linked to Hollywood, the Blues have learned how to act, intoning solemnly that impeachment was a sad day for America when they could hardly their joy contain (check out Tlaib’s video heading to impeachment vote almost clicking her heels and cheering for the moment it will be time for her to vote and Pelosi’s hand across the throat motion to end Blue cheers); after a rush to judgment kangaroo court to create Articles of Impeachment, the Hypocrite in Chief Pelosi wants to delay Articles being sent to the Senate until it bows to her dictates of who will appear (time for her to pound sand and reap the winds of impeachment chaos against Blues, especially Blues in districts won by Trump who were either dumb enough or spineless enough to vote for impeachment; under the DNC debate rules, Blues reduced to the Non Magnificent Seven at their last night’s debate despite Spartacus’ pleas that he not be crucified on the cross of nonappearance (for rating purposes the DNC if it had a brain would have had Marianne Williamson on for levity appeal); while we are in the limbo land that Trump has not been impeached until Articles of Impeachment are delivered to the Senate, Pelosi managed to clear her anti-Trump hatred long enough to invite the president to deliver his State of the Union Address to the Congress; wave goodbye to any hopes of unity and civility after impeachment vote as disgraced and resigned former Senator Al Franken stoked the flames by comparing Senator McConnell to serial killer and cannibal Jeffrey Dahmer (shame on you Franken); thanks to Trump, 100 MS-13 members have learned there is no sanctuary in Di Blasio’s NYC and have been arrested in the largest sweep in New York history; if you are going to a Lady Gaga concert in the future you might want to make sure your seats are up wind as she cannot remember the last time she has bathed; Chicago with a new interim police chief now having to replace a fired police chief, as of December 19, 2019, 2645 have been shot, of whom, 445 have died but none in the last two days; Baltimore with a fraction of Chicago’s population, is coming in second place in the amount of gun deaths as 333 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 Jay-Z and Alicia Keys, the fact you do have the capacity to be puissant in your business relationships, a relevant quote on the invasion of Panama by President George H.W. Bush, 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. International Human Solidarity Day—created by General Assembly on December 22, 2005 and first celebrated on this day in 2006 to promote unity through diversity.
2. Go Caroling Day—not sure where this observance came from or when first celebrated but the tradition of caroling during the holidays in nursing homes, assisted living, senior citizen centers and street corners and driveways is a worthy, fun family event.
3. 2009 Number 1 Number One Song— the number one song in 2009 on this day on a run of 5 weeks in the position was “Empire State of Mind” by Jay-Z and Alicia Keys. Here is a recording of the song performed at Times Square December 31, 2016: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1TC02VaB1Rw.
4. Word of the Day—today’s word of the day is “puissant” which means mighty which Reds hope defines the level of outrage of Reds and Independents over the impeachment travesty.
5. Follow Me After the Holiday--celebrating the birth on this day in 1981 of Christmas Abbot, noted physical trainer and fitness author who we should follow after our caloric splurging over the holidays.
On this day in:
a. 1957 the King of Rock and Roll was drafted into the U.S. Army.
b. 1957 the initial production model of the Boeing 707 made its first flight, making the world a much smaller place at over 500 miles per hour.
c. 1989 U.S. forces invaded Panama to depose Manuel Noriega who ultimately surrendered to U.S. forces on January 3, 1990 to be transferred for trial and conviction back to the U.S.
d. 1991 Zein Isa and his wife were convicted in Missouri and sentenced to death for the honor killing of their daughter but Isa escaped the death sentence by dying of diabetes and his wife Maria had her sentence commuted to life in prison without parole where she died on April 30, 2014.
e. 2007 Queen Elizabeth II became the longest reigning monarch of the United Kingdom to the dismay of Prince Charles who wonders if he will ever get the chance to be king as his mother shows no signs of slowing down or abdicating.
You can run but you cannot hide from the U.S. even if you run a country as a dictator: “General Noriega's reckless threats and attacks upon Americans in Panama created an eminent danger to the 35,000 American citizens in Panama. As President, I have no higher obligation than to safeguard the lives of American citizens. And that is why I directed our armed force to protect the lives of American citizens in Panama, and to bring General Noriega to justice in the United States. I contacted the bipartisan leadership of Congress last night and informed them of this decision, and after taking this action, I also talked with leaders in Latin America, the Caribbean, and those of other U.S. allies.” President George H.W.Bush announcing the invasion of Panama.
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