Wednesday, February 12, 2020

February 12, 2020 Ridley's Believe It Or Not Red Hand Day

Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For February 11, 2020 New Hampshire created a new top Blue 3 with Sanders edging out Buttigieg and Klobuchar finishing a strong 3rd with Pocahontas off the reservation in 4th and the Biden campaign fleeing to South Carolina as gap between dream of the White House and reality for Biden seems to be fatally widen; Sanders may have a problem in the upcoming Nevada Primary after the Culinary Union attacked his campaign for promoting Medicare for all (which means for union workers with their excellent insurance programs health care for none ala the Canada and UK wait forever model; ignoring the fact that a federal judge will sentence Roger Stone, the left has gone ballistic that the DOJ is not recommending a 7-9 year sentence which given Stone’s age may well be the equivalent of condemning him to die in prison (only the sounds of silence when the judge in Menendez’s trial declared a mistrial and the DOJ  failed to intervene and subject a leftist senator to a retrial); 3 icons of judicial objectivity on the Schiff Impeachment Circus Committee,  Reps. Madeleine Dean, D-Pa., Pramila Jayapal, D-Wash., and Lucy McBath, D-Ga. have been hit with complaints filed with the House Ethics Committee; although the number of infections from the corona virus and its deaths continue to increase, some sense in the market is that the worse is over and it closed at record highs (how the Blues are going to pull a fear of recession rabbit out of the hat to use against Trump remains a great mystery and daunting challenge to them; Nadler humiliated in his Judiciary Committee hearings on impeachment and his role before the Senate as a House Impeachment Manager must be jumping for joy to try to be able to redeem his pathetic biased self as AG Barr has agreed to appear before the Judiciary Committee on March 31 to discuss Stone and the management of the DOJ; Nadler’s Judiciary Committee has on party lines passed legislation ending Trump’s Travel Ban from certain Muslim countries which if passed will be DOA in the Senate to add to the growing list of bills sharing that fate; even as Trump’s support in the black community continues to rise, the President of Black Lives Matter, Hawk Newsome, in an interview with Toni Lahren of Fox, justified riots against police as “the voice of the unheard”; Harrison Ford has allowed his role of playing President of the United State get to his head while slamming and ridiculing President Trump; the wheels of justice have finally caught up with Smollett as new charges have been filed against him arising out of his fabricated police report of almost being lynched by two people wearing MAGA hats; in Chicago, as of January February 11, 2020, 235 people have been shot of whom 45 have died but in a miracle of miracles none for the previous 2 days; last ; 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 4 behind Chicago with 41 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 Bing Crosby and the Andrews Sisters,  the fact you do not have to obnubilate your views on issues,  a relevant quote by Sir Roger Moore on child soldiers,  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 Freedom to Marry Day—created in 2004 by Lamba Legal, a gay rights law firm, to promote same sex marriages, an observance that Pete Buttigieg is breaking from the campaign trail to observe.
    2. Red Hand Day—created in the United Nations to promote the end of the use of soldiers under the age of 18 in armed conflicts around the world.
   3. 1945 Number 1 Number One Song— the number one song in 1945 on this day on a run of 8 weeks in the position was “Don’t Fence Me In” by Bing Crosby and the Andrews Sisters. Here is a recording of the song: After selling some 90 million records the last surviving Andrews Sister Patricia Marie had the gate closed to her fence on January 13, 2013.
   4. Word of the Day—today’s word of the day as we move to words starting with “o” is “obnubilate” which means to obscure which politicians running for office are gearing up to big time in search voters.
   5. Winning on the Range and in Spacecelebrating the birthday on this day in 1915 of noted Canadian-American actor Loren Greene best known for his role as Adam Cartwright on Bonanza and Commander Adama on Battleship Galactica.
   On this day in:               
    a. 1909 the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People was founded.
   b. 1935 the USS Macon, one of two largest helium filled airships ever built after two years in the service with the U.S. Navy crashed off the coast of Big Sur, California and sank with the loss of 2 of the 66 crew members aboard.
    c. 1947 to the joy of fashion conscious women everywhere, Christian Dior launched his “New Look” fashion designs in Paris reclaiming its position a fashion Mecca of a world slowly recovering from the horrors of World War II.         
d. 1974 Alex Solzhenitsyn, the 1970 winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature, was exiled from the Soviet Union.
e. 1999 on straight party lines, President Bill Clinton is acquitted of Impeachment by the U.S. Senate.
Reflections on the use of child soldiers: “The saddest sight these days is the image of hundreds of thousands of children kidnapped and lured into being child soldiers from the age of eight. " Sir Roger Moore, noted British actor who portrayed James Bond.
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