Thursday, September 7, 2023

September 7, 2023 Ridley's Believe It Or Not


            On the climate change front, the EPA passed regulations on requiring the shifting of heavy trucks to EV by 2027 which the American Truck Dealers Association is claiming will cost over $40,000 per truck and given the paucity of charging stations the time required to charge batteries will devastate our food system and its ability to deliver most of our food by truck. In a rare show of bipartisanship Congress passed legislation banning the EPA regs but the climate change commander-in-chief vetoed the Congressional action.
            On the 2024 election front a new poll revealed that only one Red has a clear outside the margin of error chance of beating Joe Biden and that candidate is Nikki Haley a 49-43% lead. After enduring almost 3 years of Biden’s clearly apparent increasing cognitive impairment, voters must be warming up to her demand that elderly candidates for office be required to take a cognitive impairment test in order to run. Even with his strong majority among Red primary voters despite his legal baggage, Trump likely will not win the general. De Santis ripped apart a heckler at a campaign event who tried to blame him for the Jacksonville hate crime shooting of three blacks to the applause and cheering of those assembled.
             On the crime front, Danny Masterson, who had been subject to a mistrial on 3 rape charges that allegedly occurred in 2001 and 2003 due to a hung jury, was found guilty on a retrial that found him guilty on 2 of the rape charges but hung on the third, was today by the judge, after castigating his crime and his lack of remorse, sentenced to 30 to life in prison. Most Americans are sick of seeing the mobs of smash and grab robbers devastating high end retail outlets are now being exposed to the dine and dash, as diners after a meal split without paying without consequences as police are too busy to respond, but in Tampa, Rick's on the River owner Ken Brackins’ cameras capture the dashers and post the video’s on social media, causing most of them to return to pay their bill.
             On the Virginia election front, Biden must be very concerned Virginia Governor Glenn Younkin’s growing political influence as he has directed the DNC to funnel $1.2 million into this November’s election of Virginia’s state legislative races.
           On the COVID front, Huntington Beach, CA is known as “Surf City” should add another moniker “Freedom to Choose City” as the city passed an ordinance banning any mandatory mask mandates within city boundaries so people can choose to wear or not wear a mask.
            On the FBI politicization front, Nathan Hughes, who was a protestor at the Capitol on 1/6, had a swarm of armed FBI agents execute a search warrant, turning off his security cameras to escape being seen as they probably tore apar his house in Fayetteville, Arkansas and upon seeing a gun safe, called the manufacturer to demand and then receive the code to open it, prompting conservatives call for gun buyers to  treat Liberty Safe, the manufacturer, like Bud Light.
             On the illegal alien surge that is causing great financial havoc, Mayor Eric Adams of NYC was emotionally pleading for help from the federal government as NYC’s shelters are swamped and the city is on a path to ruin financially and in the quality of life. In Chicago, another sanctuary city, the homeless have been evicted from the terminals but 400 illegals are now camped out at O’Hare.
             On the 1/6 front, Peter Navarro became the 2nd  former Trump official to be found guilty of criminal contempt of court for failing provide subpoenaed documents and appear for his deposition as required by the Select Committee Investigating 1/6.
               On the hurricane front Hurricane Lee has been increasing in intensity rapidly achieving CAT 4 status but its path is still not cast in stone whether in continues in a straight line hitting near the boundary of Florida and Georgia or whether it curves north and runs parallel to the Eastern Seaboard, several hundred miles to the East. 
              September 7, 2023 Michael P. Ridley aka The Alaskanpoet 
              Noted Holidays: Salami: Created by the Salami Appreciation Society in Henrico, Virginia on September 7, 2006 and celebrated on that day thereafter to promote a deli meat that the members enjoyed eating but felt it did not receive the attention that other deli meats received.
              Word of the Day: The word of the day is “atony” which means lacking muscle strength which a common characteristic of not exercising or aging.
              Song of the Day: The number 1 song on this day in 1997 was  “Mo Money Mo Problems” by The Notorious B.I.G. feat. Puff Daddy  and Mase  on a run of 2 weeks to share number 1 status with 9 other songs achieving number 1 ranking while 7 acts, including Mase, Puff Daddy and  The Notorious B.I.G. who became the 5th  person to achieve number 1 ranking posthumously, achieved  number one status for the first time.  Here is a music video with The Notorious B.I.G., Puff Daddy and Mase performing “Mo Money, Mo Problems”:
              September 7 Birthdays: “The Day the Music Died”—Charles Hardin Holley, better known to his fans as Buddy Holly, Born on this day in 1936 in Lubbock, Texas was a noted rock and roll singer and guitar player ranked by Rolling Stone as number 13 in its 100 Greatest Artists of All Times and one of the first to be inducted in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Sadly on February 3, 1959 after finishing a concert in Clear Lake, Iowa, Holly chartered a private plane to avoid traveling on a bus to their next tour stop and had the other performers toss coins to see who could leave the bus to fly and “The Big Bopper” and Richie Valens won only to 4 miles after takeoff lose along with Holly and the pilot their lives crashing into a cornfield.
               September 7 Historical Events in Rhyme   
               1.     On this day in 2012 Canada fed up with Iran’s nuclear weapons quest/That if successful would be used against the West/Closed its Embassy in Tehran/Severed relations and kicked Iran’s diplomats out of Maple Leaf Land. 
              2.     On this day in 2008 as the U.S. financial markets were nearing meltdown and exposing the economy to substantial risk/the Federal Home Financing Agency took over Freddie Mac and Freddie Mae to an impending meltdown resist/ Creating the largest federal bailouts to prevent failures that would bring our economy to its knees/A very stressful and expensive time our financial leaders hope again we will never see.
              3.     On this day in 1979 President Lee Iacocca sought funding from the government to avoid bankruptcy protection/ Congress in response passed the Loan Guarantee Act which provided $1.5 billion in loan guaranties to enable needed capital injections/Conditioned upon debt reductions from third parties like pension funds and suppliers, state and local tax concession and wage cuts/Iacocca walked on water and by 1983 had repaid the dept with interest and was no longer wallowing in the insolvency rut.
              4.      On this day in 1963 after the major pro sports had opened Halls of Fame/The NFL finally decided it was time to get into the game/In Canton, Ohio the NFL Hall of Fame opened its doors/17 players, coaches and owners were inducted to each year to be followed by more.
              5.      On this day in 1940 the Luftwaffe began bombing English cities and airfields for 50 days and nights known as the Blitz/Met in the sky in dogfights with Hurricanes and Spits/The Luftwaffe before the Blitz was designed to support the Wehrmacht in its ground attacks/The 4 engine bombers to level the English cities it lacked/Worse just as the RAF was due to attacks on its airfields near the end of its rope/The Luftwaffe switched to attacking London with the fighters trying to protect the bombers with only some 10 minutes to English fighters attacks on the bombers cope.
              Quote on the need to seize control over Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac by Secretary of the Treasury Henry Paulsen: “There is a consensus today... that they cannot continue in their current form. A failure [of Fannie and Freddie] would affect the ability of Americans to get home loans, auto loans and other consumer credit and business finance. And a failure would be harmful to economic growth and job creation.
© September 7, 2023 Michael P. Ridley aka The Alaskanpoet
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