Friday, September 15, 2023

September 15, 2023 Ridley's Believe It Or Not


             On the illegal alien front at the Roosevelt Hotel which has become ground zero for NYC’s efforts to deal with the tide of illegal aliens, AOC and some of her fellow leftist Blues came to see for themselves the issue of illegal aliens effect on NYC to be drowned out by angry residents, probably responding to Mayor Adams call that illegal alien migration will destroy the city, demanding the border be closed and benefits for citizens not illegals. The disastrous effects of sanctuary cities and an open border are coming home to roost and the Blues are rapidly in the voters’ bullseye come 2024.
             On the EV cart before the horse front, Jennifer Granholm is in the hot seat for actions of her staff during her highly touted EV 4 day trip disaster which highlighted the lack of fast chargers when to insure availability they parked gas powered cars to block access so she would not have to wait to charge (so typical of the D.C. mentality of rules you need to follow but not I). This arrogant secretary is also under potential impeachment threats for lying to Congress about her stock investments and their dispositions.
              On the labor relations front, for the first time in the UAW’s 88 year history it is striking all 3 of the big time auto manufacturers simultaneously, with some 13,000 walking off their assembly plants as early estimates of the economic damage a strike will cause are coming in at $5.6 billion for a strike of only 10 days. The UAW is selectively targeting assembly plants to avoid exhausting its $825 million strike benefits fund that would support an 11 week walkout by 146,000 UAW workers. Biden chimed in on the strike revealing his thoughts that the Big 3 automakers need to share their record profits with their workers.
              On the Weaponization of the DOJ front, Jim Jordan has requested as a first step before issuing a subpoena if there is no compliance that the DOJ appear to justify its lawsuit against SpaceX for discriminating against asylum seekers and migrants and hiring only citizens and green card holders and its inaction in not proceeding against the Governor of New Mexico for her emergency public health order banning guns in public places.
             On the inflation front a French supermarket chain has a novel idea to pressure suppliers from increasing prices by putting shrinkinflation warnings out that the even though the price on certain goods have remained the same, the quantity has been reduced—an idea that supermarkets should ape as Bideneconomics is not reducing the effective cost only the package size. 
             September 15, 2023 Michael P. Ridley aka The Alaskanpoet 
             Noted Holidays: National Online Learning Day: Created by the U.S. House of Representatives on this day om 2009 to recognize the important contributions of online learning to education which increased exponentially during the pandemic which resulted in the closing due to the pressure of the teachers’ unions of far too many schools which unfortunately for younger elementary school students decimated test scores.
              Word of the Day: The word of the day is   audism” which means a pathological belief that people who can hear are superior to those who are deaf.
              Song of the Day: The number 1 song on this day in 1991 was  “The Promise of a New Day” by Paula Abdul on a run of 1 week to share number 1 status with 26 other songs achieving number 1 ranking while 14 acts achieved  number one status for the first time.  Here is a video recording with lyrics of Paula Abdul performing  “The Promise of a New Day”:
              September 15 Birthdays: “Heir and a Spare”—Prince Harry and the Duke of Sussex, born on this day in 1984 in London, England who is now 5th in line to the English Throne and who with Meghan Markle, the Duchess  of Sussex, have relinquished their royal duties have been in a major snit fit with his father and brother that was not helped with his interviews with Oprah and his book Spare.  
              September 15  Historical Events in Rhyme
              1.     On this day in 2020 in Washington, D.C. Bahrain and Israel signed the Abraham Accords/To recognize each other and to peaceful relations to each other move toward/Bahrain became 4th Arab nation to Israel recognize/Steps in the right direction for peaceful relations with other Arab nations to arise.
              2.     On this day in 2008 Lehman Brothers filed for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy relief/Another financial institution failure of the subprime mortgages bringing untold financial grief/The largest bankruptcy in our history at that time/leading to TAAP and Dodd-Franks trying to make this financial disaster never to occur again in our times.
              3.     On this day in 2015 the NHL’s Collective Bargaining Agreement with the players expired/To NHL Commissioner Bettman announce it would the next day a lockout of players require/Negotiations over salary caps and revenue started but did not succeed/In arriving at a contract both parties felt they would need/The 2004/2005 season was cancelled along with postseason plays and Stanley Cup/The players and owners finally came to their senses that the sport could not survive another year with the arenas shut/After a lockout of 310 days in 2005 on July 21/87% of the players and all the owners agreed on a new Collective Bargaining Agreement and the strike was done.
              4.      On this day in 1981 another glass ceiling came to an end/Part of the increasing participation of women in all areas of society at executive positions trend/The Senate Judicial Committee without a negative vote/Would to the full Senate the confirmation of Sandra Day O’Connor as a Justice of SCOTUS promote.
              5.      On this day in 1962 the Soviet cargo ship the SS Poltava in Cuba docked/Carrying the first Soviet medium range missiles capable of carrying nukes to on targets in the U.S. lock/An unacceptable risk to the U.S. as the world would spiral closest ever been to midnight on the nuclear war clock/JFK ordered the U.S. Navy to future Soviet ships block/The presence of nuke capable medium range missiles, the Soviets denied/In the UN aerial photos revealed on the presence of missiles in Cuba, the Soviets lied/With all the bombers and ICBM’s we had the Jupiters in Turkey became a useful chip/We agreed to them remove and the Russians likewise their missiles in Cuba and turned around their incoming missile carrying ships.
              Quote on the Cuban Missile Crisis by Sir Alistair Allen Horne, Noted British  Journalist and Historian: “Like the assassination of JFK, everybody alive then can remember where they were that Doomsday Week of the Cuban Missile Crisis in October 1962. That Saturday, 27 October, was, and remains, the closest the world has come to nuclear holocaust - the blackest day of a horrendous week.© September 15, 2023 Michael P. Ridley aka The Alaskanpoet
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