Wednesday, September 27, 2023

September 26, 2023 Ridley's Believe It Or Not


              On Trump’s legal front bad news for the ex-president as the judge in the civil law suit brought by the New York AG Letitia James who ran for office on a promise to “get Trump” issued a partial summary judgment on the over stating asset valuations in applying for credit and forfeited the Trump organization’s ability to do business in New York. The ruling puts a damper on the latest WAPO’s poll showing Trump leading Biden 52% to 42%.
              On the Biden canine front the adage that a dog is a man’s best friend seems no longer applicable if the dog is Commander or if the man is Biden as a new report out that Commander has bitten a Secret Service Agent in the White House for the 11th time (we know that Secret Service Agents vow to take a bullet to protect the president but taking a vicious dog bite is not in the job description).
             On the football front, Colin Kaepernick with Aaron Rogers’ season ending injury must be jumping for joy as he is trying to be signed by the New York Jets who have Zach Wilson who is not impressing anyone. He is trying to get his foot in the door by offering his services as a veteran QB for the scout team to help prepare the Jets’ defense.
             On the argument for gun control front on the night of March 3 Pedro Ramos picked up his pregnant wife and 6 year old child at the Houston Airport and drove to a nearby Jack-In-The Box and ordered a combo meal from Alloniea Ford  who got into an argument over whether the curly fries had been delivered which escalated despite a failed attempt to calm Ford down as she started throwing ketchup packages at Ramos and he started throwing things back; she pulled a handgun and he sped away as she fired several shots as he sped away all captured on surveillance film. Ford was fired and was released from probation in June of this year which begs the question why wasn’t Ford charged with attempted murder and why was she not schooled in the idea that the customer is always right by her employer. Jack-In-The-Box is being sued for the acts of its employee and failure to vet her.
              On the retail crime front Philadelphia once known as the “City of Brotherly Love” should now be known as the “City of Brazen Looters” as roving gangs of large numbers of teenaged looters attacked at Foot Locker, Apple Store and Lululemon in the city’s City Center with the outnumbered police only able to arrest 10-15 and what is also very frightening confiscate 2 handguns (this sort of behavior should rise to the level of felonies and perhaps become easier to hold parents culpable for their kid’s violent thieving actions.
            On the failed Bidenomics front, Miami Heat superstar Jeremy Butler who is guaranteed $146,396,031 filled up his gas hogging Bentley and was outraged it cost $145 which he claimed to be “highway robbery.” He can afford the cost and better yet to be more environmentally friendly buy a Tesla to avoid “highway robbery” each time he needs to fill up.
             On the Keystone Kops front the Reds finally got their act together to pass a procedural vote to have 4 funding bills come up for vote with some concern that Marjorie Taylor Green is dead set against funding for Ukraine. Sadly this right wing zealot must not have read anything on Sudetenland Appeasement and its emboldening of Hitler to invade Poland and kick off WWII. She needs to substitute Ukraine for the Sudetenland, Putin for Hiter and the Baltic Republics and Poland for Poland which would move us into Article 5 of NATO and nuclear obliteration.
             On the porous southern border front, over the weekend the CBP apprehended some 16,500 illegals as the surge continues unabated. In a we can believe it Mexico has announced it will start deporting some illegals to their home countries. It is mindboggling that Biden was oblivious to the fact that that his executive order on almost 500,000 Venezuelans would cause a surge among that group who are appearing more and more in those crossing illegally.
             On the celebrity tax evasion front, noted Singer Shakira is being charged again for tax evasion for income earned in 2018 with Spanish authorities claiming she owes $7.1 million.
              September 26, 2023 Michael P. Ridley aka The Alaskanpoet 
              Noted Holidays: National Meso Day: Created by Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation in 2004 and celebrated on this day since then and recognized by Congress in 2010 to create awareness of this cancer caused by exposure to asbestos to promote early diagnosis to give victims a far better survival chance. Some 3,000 cases of mesothelioma are diagnosed each year with the pleural form being the most common and sadly the most deadly with a 5 year survival rate after diagnosis of only 12%.
             Word of the Day: The word of the day is “averruncate” which means to ward off something  not enjoyed like a shark attack.
             Song of the Day: The number 1 song on this day in 1980 was “Upside Down” by Diana Ross on  a run  of 4 weeks to share number 1 status with 16 other songs achieving number 1 ranking while 6 acts, including John Lennon who was the 4th artist to achieve that status posthumously, achieved  number one status for the first time.  Here is a recording of Diana Ross performing “Upside Down”:
            September 26 Birthdays: “Doing What He Loved to Do”—Lt. Colonel Michael V. Love, born on this day in 1938 to become a USAF and NASA test pilot after combat tours in South Vietnam. Flying the unpowered reentry vehicle the XB-24 on 11 flights to establish that an unpowered craft like the future Shuttle could reenter the atmosphere and safely land. Sadly flying a RF-4C (Phantom) he attempted an emergency landing instead of bailing out an died flying a jet which is what he loved to do on March 1, 1976.
              September 26  Historical Events in Rhyme
              1.      On this day in 2008 Swiss Inventor and aviation enthusiast Yves Rossy became the first person to gravity defy/And after stepping off from a plane with a jet pack with wings across the English Channel fly/After a 9 minute flight came to an end/Pull his rip cord and to the ground his parachute would him safely send.   
         2.      On this day in 1984 the idea of perpetuity for British rule in Hong Kong came to an end/Without the water supplies of the New Territories back to Chinese rule the Hong Kong by the Brits must send/ An agreement was signed to turnover Hong Kong in 1997 to China ruled by the CCP/Those living in Hong Kong were condemned to under the CCP losses of freedoms to see. 
              3.      On this day in 1981 Nolan Ryan set MLB record with his 5th no hitter/ But when it came to pitching records Ryan was no quitter/Threw 2 more no hitters before his career was done/The record for most strike outs at 5714 was easily won/Batters facing his 100 m.p.h. fastball speed and dropping 90 degree curveball would be stunned/But the best statistic that would show his domination/The batting averages against him were .204 to send batters to minor leagues damnation.
              4.      On this day in 1973 the Concorde made its first crossing across the Atlantic to New York/In supersonic speed that business travel it hoped would support/ But sonic booms over land killed  the L.A., SFO and Chicago planned routes/Only New York and Washington D.C. since sonic booms were over the ocean did not give the Concorde the boot.
              5.      On this day in 1960 Americans watched the first televised debate between Nixon with his 5 O’clock shadow/And a youthful well prepared JFK that to Nixon’s image of the seasoned leader was a death blow/Images to the eyes always trump words heard by the ear/Although it would be a close election, chances of a Nixon victory disappeared/Not helped by his campaign that went to all 50 states/While JFK on states with large electoral votes would concentrate.
              Quote on the First Televised Debate Between Nixon and Kennedy by Susan Estrich, noted American lawyer, professor and campaign manager for Michael Dukakis’ failed campaign for president: “John Kennedy won the first televised presidential debate among those watching it, while Richard Nixon won among those listening on the radio.”
© September 26, 2023 Michael P. Ridley aka The Alaskanpoet
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