Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For January 22, 2020 Nadler was in deplorable form yesterday basically accusing the Senate of a cover-up violating the basic rules of criminal jurisprudence arguing that if a person is blocked from testimony the person blocking is guilty (Justice Roberts citing a 1905 impeachment case involving Judge Swayne referring to the use of pettifogging admonished both sides to remember where they were but if you watched Nadler’s tossing all decorum to the wind rants, it was clear his warning was directed at him); McConnell beat back all attempts to modify rules on the procedure to be followed as Reds with the exception of one motion closed ranks completely (senators must be exhausted as they were at it until close to 2:00 A.M. such that the vitriol today is a bit less); unlike the senators who reside within the bubble of the Swamp, state officials are often at ground zero of the effects of Trump’s beneficial economic policies as 21 Red AGs sent a letter to the Senate blasting the Senate for engaging in a dangerous precedence with its impeachment (as might be expected California’s leftist hack Bacera was not a signatory); HRC must be back into delusional mode thinking that with a brokered convention delegates will turn to her as the savior to defeat Trump but may have her feathers clipped as Tulsi Gabbard has filed a $50 million defamation suit against her for her inane claim that Gabbard is a Russian asset while Blue candidates like Yang and Gabbard are heaping criticism on her for her ad hominem attacks on Bernie Sanders (will she ever regain mental stability and peace by accepting her loss?); Pam Keith who lost a run for a Florida seat body slammed Kelly Anne Conway’s “non youthful” looks (get your cataracts removed Pam as you are a danger with that vision to be on the roads); Biden has sent shivers down law abiding persons’ backs with his claim that he would arrest ICE agents who arrested and deported illegal aliens convicted of DUIs; Rapper Juice World who suffered a seizure as his private jet was landing in Chicago on December 8, 2019 joined the ranks of far too many musicians who overdosed on drugs as the Chicago Medical Examiner revealed today; in Seattle a gun shooting left 4 wounded and 1 dead and a suspect supposedly armed and dangerous on the loose; the droning of Schiff and his hacks are probably more than enough to drive a senator to drink but under the Impeachment trial rules, only soft drinks and milk permitted (such a rule should prompt a motion form the floor to acquit and end the nonsense; the Coronavirus that started in Wuhan, China which has been quarantined has infected some 500 people and killed 17 has set off red flag warnings among health officials around the globe including those here as the first case has been identified in Washington State; in Chicago, as of January 21, 2020, 111 people have been shot of whom 19 have died but none on MLK Day and the following day; Baltimore with a fraction of Chicago’s population and hoping against all hopes that 2020 will not be a record in terms of deaths has regained the death lead from Chicago and suffered 21 murders by shootings (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 Tommy Dorsey, Jr. and His Orchestra, the fact you do not normally exhibit arguments that should be obelized, a relevant quote from Justice Harry Blackmun on Roe v. Wade, 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 Library Shelfie Day—created by the New York City Public Library in 2014 and celebrated on the 4th Wednesday of January to promote selfies of readers in front of shelves containing one or more of their favorite library books to encourage reading.
2. National Celebration of Life Day—created to encourage people to celebrate and be grateful for all the good things that are going on in their lives today.
3. 1936 Number 1 Number One Song— the number one song in 1936 on this day on a run of 5 weeks in the position was “The Music Goes Round and Round” by Tommy Dorsey, Jr. and His Orchestra. Here is a recording of the song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mj73yYe3AY8 Dorsey, known as the “Sentimental Gentleman of Swing” choked to death in his sleep on November 26, 1956 sedated on sleeping pills after a heavy meal.
4. Word of the Day—today’s word of the day as we move to words starting with “o” is “obelize” which means to condemn as spurious which defines what Schiff should be exposed to with his impeachment justification rants.
5. Spins Heads Around—celebrating the birthday on this day in 1959 of noted actress Linda Blair best remembered for her role as a devil possessed child whose head spun around in The Exorcist.
On this day in:
a. 1957 the “Mad Bomber” George Metesky, injured in a workplace accident and who terrorized NYC for over 3 decades with 30 bombs was arrested. After conviction he was sent to a mental facility where he spent 2/3rds of his 25 year sentence before being released to die at home at the age of 94.
b. 1970 to the joy of air travelers especially those lucky enough to be flying in Business or First Class, the Boeing 747, the world’s first “Jumbo Jet” was put into service by Pan American Airlines in a flight from NYC to London.
c. 1973 SCOTUS delivered its decision in Roe v. Wade legalizing elective abortion in the U.S., a decision which remains as divisive as ever even today.
d. 1984 in one of the more iconic commercials, Apple introduced during the Super Bowl the MacIntosh, the first computer with a mouse and graphical interface.
e. 2002 Kmart became the largest retailer to file for Chapter XI Bankruptcy.
Reflections on Roe v. Wade which are as true today as when written: "We acknowledge our awareness of the sensitive and emotional nature of the abortion controversy; of the vigorous opposing views, even among physicians. ... The right of personal privacy includes the abortion decision, but this right is not unqualified and must be considered against important state interests in regulation." Justice Harry Blackmun’s Majority Opinion
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