Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For January 29, 2020 Alan Dershowitz totally shredded the farcial “case” of the House who as one of the premier constitutional scholars of the nation established without any doubt that if the facts alleged were true there is no impeachable offense period; Blues are continuing with the mantra of no witnesses no trial making them look more and more like the party hell bent on stripping Americans of the result of their votes in 2016 and trying to impact 2020 with bogus impeachment charges; the cack stench was overpowering from CNN as former Clinton hack now pundit, Joe Lockhart claimed Dershowitz’s arguments were un-American compared to those of Hitler, Stalin and Mussolini (the rhetoric from the left is going to new heights of absurdity as Americans are tired of this farce and want to regal in the positive economic news; on the coronavirus front, deaths and new cases continue to climb while vaccine makers are scrambling 24/7 to create a vaccine (one such stock is VIR which soared almost one third in two days); the View lived up to its clueless moniker while looking like ignorant biased fools in arguing with Alan Dershowitz on impeachment; no one on the Trump has ever claimed the Wall would be an easy and complete fix as a tunnel under the border ¾’s of a mile long has been discovered between Tijuana and Otay Mesa to be used in smuggling drugs and maybe illegals (hopefully we are emplacing thousands of sensors to detect excavation and underground traffic); when you have billions to spend on ads maybe an urge to hit the wall with anything and see if it sticks as Mike Bloomberg infamous for his war on sugar in large sodas has and ad touting a pint of Big Gay Ice Cream (which has three outlets in New York (trying to purge Nanny moniker or making a play for the gay vote?); in a reminder of how crowded space has become, two defunct satellites narrowly missed each other in the skies over Pennsylvania to send a path of debris into space; in Chicago, as of January 28, 2020, 151 people have been shot of whom 26 have died; 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 dropped back to second behind Chicago with 24 murders by shootings (lead (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 Glenn Miller and His Orchestra, the fact you are not guilty of obloquy, a relevant quote by Taylor Swift comparing crosswords, 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 Puzzle Day—created by Jodi Jill, a nationally known puzzle maker, to promote solving puzzles as a means of enjoyment and keeping the dogs of dementia at bay.
2. Seeing Eye Dog Day—commemorating the opening of the Seeing Eye Dog School by a blind man Morris Frank on this day in 1929 and the tremendous contribution to mobility seeing eye dogs provide to the blind and visually impaired.
3. 1942 Number 1 Number One Song— the number one song in 1942 on this day on a run of 6 weeks in the position was “Chattanooga Choo Choo” by Glenn Miller and His Orchestra. Here is a recording of the song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bGBwmLRNLJ4 Glenn served in the U.S. Army during World War II entertaining the troops and sadly his plane flying from England to Paris to move his band to France to be closer to the front to entertain the troops was lost over the English Channel on December 15, 1944.
4. Word of the Day—today’s word of the day as we move to words starting with “o” is “obloquy” which means slander or censure which is what Schiff deserves for his lies during the Impeachment farce.
5. Runway to Addiction—celebrating the birthday on this day in 1960 of one of the first super models, Gia Caranga, who unfortunately became addicted to heroin and died of AIDs from HIV contaminated needles on November 16, 1986.
On this day in:
a. 1936 to the joy of Major League Baseball fans, the first inductees to the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown were announced.
b. 1963 to the joy of pro football fans, the first inductees to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio were announced.
c. 1980 Rubik’s Cube made its international debut at the Ideal Toy Corp. at Earl’s Court in London.
d. 2002 President Bush in his annual State of the Union Speech castigated three nations that sponsor terrorism as the Axis of Evil—Iraq, Iran and North Korea.
e. 2009 Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich was removed from office following his conviction of trying to sell the Senate Seat vacated by Barack Obama following his election to the presidency.
Reflections on crosswords “Fighting with him was like trying to solve a crossword and realizing there's no right answer” Taylor Swift, noted popular singer.
Please enjoy the poems on events of interest on my twitter account below (if you like them, retweet and follow me) and follow my blogs. Always good, incisive and entertaining poems on my blogs—click on the links below. Go to www.alaskanpoet.blogspot.com for Ridley’s Believe It Or Not—This Day in History, poems to inspire, touch, emote, elate and enjoy and poems on breaking news items of importance or go to Ridley's Believe It Or Not for just This Day in History.
© January 29, 2020 Michael P. Ridley aka the Alaskanpoet
Alaskanpoet for Hire, Poems to Admire
Poet Extraordinaire Beyond Compare
The Perfect Gift,
All Recipients to Receive a Lasting Lift