Thursday, February 20, 2020

February 19, 2020 Ridley's Believe It Or Not Iwo Jima Day9

Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For February 19, 2020 AOC whose one woman fixation with promoting herself has run afoul of Whoopi Goldberg who has taken her to the woodshed for her attacks on older women Democrats; at the Blue Presidential Primary Debate tonight expect the political equivalent of the Night of the Long Knives as Bloomberg thanks to his millions in ad spends has risen to the point of being on the debate stage to face concerted attacks by the other candidates and perhaps the carving up of a rapidly collapsing candidacy of Joe Biden (Todd already under attack for his past performance as a moderator of the last debate is facing new scorn for failing to ask ask the president of a liberal advocacy group Center for American Progress about a New York Times bombshell report that Mike Bloomberg avoided critical coverage of his candidacy after giving them money which is consistent with his directive to Bloomberg News to cover only Trump adversely and not comment on the Blues running which suggests rather than wait to be elected he ought to sell that portion of his empire immediately); Chris Murphy of Connecticut is being slammed by Trump for meeting with Iran’s leaders and suggesting he should be prosecuted under Logan Act; the tendency of Blue candidates to play the race card at the drop of a hat may have run into a snag as George Zimmerman has filed a defamation lawsuit against Pocahontas and Mayor Pete for defaming him in an attempt to win black votes (hate lawyers but can’t do without them); in a bizarre case in Washington, Juliette Leilani Parker has plead not guilty to posing as a photographer and drugging a mother with narcotic laced cookies and trying to steal her baby with the aid of her 16 year old daughter; Agnes Gibboney, an Angel Mom and Republican candidate for the House is slamming L.A. Mayor for encouraging illegals to scam the system to avoid deportation and his support for sanctuary status of the city; while the world is on pins and needles as the case and death toll of the coronavirus continues to spread, Senator Tom Cotton has raised a interesting theory that the disease originated from a high security biochemical laboratory in Wuhan; in what many are claiming a Royal Family tone death moment, the Royal Family paid a birthday tribute to Prince Andrew who has been severely tainted by his connections with Epstein; in Chicago, as of February 18, 2020, 282 people have been shot of whom 52 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 9 behind Chicago with 43 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 the Vaughn Monroe and His Orchestra,  the fact the clouds are not obtenebrating you today,  a relevant quote by José Abad Santos moments before his execution to his son,  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. Iwo Jima Day—commemorating the beginning of the invasion of Iwo Jima on this day in 1945, an extremely bloody battle won against the Japanese by the U.S. Marines.
    2. National Vet Girls Rock Day—created by Vet Girls Rock on this day in 2019 to honor the service of female members of the U.S. Armed Forces.
   3. 1948 Number 1 Number One Song— the number one song in 1948 on this day on a run of 10 weeks in the position was “Ballerina” by Vaughn Monroe and His Orchestra. Here is a recording of the song:
    4. Word of the Day—today’s word of the day is “obtenebrate” which means to cast a shadow over which describes to a tee what Michael Bloomberg’s comments on minorities and transgenders may do to his chances to win the  Democratic nomination. 
5. Robes Are Not Bullet Proofcelebrating the birthday on this day in 1886 of José Abad Santos, the 5th Chief Justice of the Philippines Supreme and on the flight of President Quezon to the U.S. following the Japanese invasion became Acting President and Commander In Chief of the Philippines Armed Forces but was captured by the Japanese and executed by them on May 2, 1942.
On this day in:               
     a. 1847 the first group of rescuers reached the Donner Party that had been stranded by snow in the Sierras and forced to survive by cannibalism of those who had died due to starvation and sickness after their food supplies ran out awaiting rescue.
    b. 1913 Pedro Lascurain became the President of Mexico and then as part of General Huerta’s overthrow of the government resigned less than one hour later becoming the shortest-lived presidency of any country.
     c. 1943 the U.S. Army was mauled and retreated in its first combat with German forces at the Battle of Kasserine Pass.                                            
d. 1963 Betty Friedan published The Feminine Mystique and the feminist movement was off to the races.
e. 1976 in a better late than never moment President Gerald Ford rescinded President Roosevelt’s disastrous Executive Order 9066 expelling Japanese-Americans from the borders of the Pacific Ocean into internment camps by Proclamation 4417.
Last words from a patriot to his son before execution: “Do not cry, Pepito, show to these people that you are brave. It is an honor to die for one's country. Not everybody has that chance. José Abad Santos.
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