Friday, September 8, 2023

September 8, 2023 Ridley's Believe It Or Not


            On the MSM biased news reporting, CBS lived up this moniker of “Consistently Biased System with its interview of V.P. Harris when she asked her: “You're 58 now. If you win the second term, as you and the president are running to do, he would be 86 at the end of it. And we are seeing Republican candidates hone in on you, in particular, as the next up for that job. Nikki Haley ‘a vote for Joe Biden is a vote for President Harris.’ Chris Christie, 'I want to be clear that I pray every night for Joe Biden's good health, not only because he's our president, but because of who our vice president is.' Ron DeSantis, 'Harris is Biden's impeachment insurance. People know if she were president, batter the doors. As bad as Biden did, it would get worse.' How do you respond to all of that?" Every word in bold was sent to the cutting floor as views saw Harris’ face then a question of whether she would be able to take over which she of course said yes.  
            On the political front, Nancy Pelosi, age 83, has announced that she will run for another term to preserve among other things “San Francisco values” (feces, urine, homelessness, drug use, soaring crime ???) but if her constituents are foolish enough to elect this aging relic at least she will be only a mere 1 of 435 and no ranking member committee positions.
              On the be careful what you wish for front, Minnesota Democratic Farmer Labor Party leader Shivanthi Sathanandan who has been a rabid Defund the Police proponent in Minneapolis became a victim of a carjacking and was beaten in front of her small infants suffering a broken leg and is now a pro police law and order proponent.                                                             

               On the teachers union hypocrisy front, the head of the Chicago Teachers Union Davis Gates who is black has raged against school choice, charter schools and private schools has enrolled her son in a private school (do as I say not as I do, ok for me but not for you).
               On the transgender front our very Blue California State Assembly has just passed a resolution making August starting in 2024 as  Transgender History Month. 
              On the federal regulation front, Senator Manchin continues to be the thorn of reality in Biden’s Green New Deal side forcing Biden to pull eff Marootian's name from consideration to lead the Department of Energy's (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), which crafts appliance regulations and standards and who was believe to be on the warpath to impose highly costly standards in the name of climate change.
             On the free speech front, Harvard’s banners say “Veritas” which means ‘truth” which is what free speech will find but at Harvard despite the banner, the Foundation for Individual Rights and Expression a nonprofit that promotes free speech and religious freedom gave Harvard a rating of “abysmal” for its speech environment at 0.00 which was generous as it should have been in negative numbers.
            On the weather front Hurricane Lee’s movement has slowed and it growth to CAT 5 has dissipated with most predictions indicating it will swing north and not make landfall in the U.S. but only move parallel to the East Coast slowly veering away into cooler waters of the Atlantic.
              On the illegal alien surge, the 5th Circuit has stayed the TRO of a District Court Judge in Hawaii requiring Texas to remove the floating barrier in the Rio Grande near Eagle Pass. As Biden is floating a plan to keep the thousands upon thousands of illegals in Texas, Governor Abbott has warned he will ramp up the number of buses sending illegals north including to Washington, D.C.
              September 8, 2023 Michael P. Ridley aka The Alaskanpoet 
              Noted Holidays: National Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag Day: Proclaimed on this day in 1989 by President George H.W. Bush to commemorate the Pledge of Allegiance which first appeared on this day in 1892 in The Youth’s Companion.
              Word of the Day: The word of the day is “atrichia” which means baldness.
              Song of the Day: The number 1 song on this day in 1996 was  “Macarena” by Los Del Rio on a run of 14 weeks to share number 1 status with 8 other songs achieving number 1 ranking while 8 acts, including Lod Del Rio, achieved  number one status for the first time.  Here is a music video with lyrics of Los Del Rio performing  “Macarena”:
              September 8 Birthdays: “Independent Is the Key to Longevity”—Bernie Sanders, Born on this day in 1941 in Brooklyn, New York was a Democratic candidate who lost the nomination in 2016 and who as an Independent caucuses with the Democrats and is the longest serving Independent in the Congress but describes himself as a “democratic socialist.”   
              September 8 Historical Events in Rhyme   
               1.     On this day in 2016 NASA launched its first probe to land on an asteroid 101955 Bennu to collect samples and then return/On December 3, 2018 it arrived to go into orbit to determine mass and a landing site learn/ On October 20, 2020 it landed and 400 to 1000 grams of surface material collected/On May 21, 2021 it took off from Bennu to the Earth’s orbit be intersected/In an amazing navigational feat/ On September 24, 2023 it on landing Earth again meet.
              2.     On this day in 2005 in response to Russia earlier promising humanitarian aid as Hurricane Katrina neared landfall on U.S land/Two Ilyushin Il-76 air cargo freighters  landed at Little Rock’s Air Force Base to lend a helping hand/On August 29, 2005  the levees protecting New Orleans failed completely bringing massive flooding grief/The humanitarian supplies were needed and brought much needed relief.
              3.     On this day in 1975 in an out of the closet moment US Air Force Tech Sergeant Leonard
Matlovich, a decorated Vietnam War vet appeared the cover of Time Magazine/ With a caption announcing he was a homosexual to be seen/ He was given an honorable discharge but when he sued to be reinstated in the Air Force/He settled for a payment of $160,000 instead as the litigation was on a much longer course.

              4.      On this day in 1974 in a move that would sink his reelection chances/ President Ford chose the path to heal the nation to advance/From any and all crimes the newly resigned ex-President/The compassionate right thing to do like having Air Force One with him and his family to California be sent.
              5.      On this day in 1966 the landmark series Star Trek was first aired/The first of 79 episodes was the  “Man Trap” as viewers would at Spock’s Vulcan ears stare/Almost canceled before the first episode/It quickly became a culture classic as viewers aboard the Enterprise into outer space weekly road.
              Quote on reflections on the series Star Trek by William Shatner in a Moulson Commercial July 21, 2007: “I'm not a Starfleet commander, or T. J. Hooker. I don't live on Starship NCC-170... [some audience members say "1"], or own a phaser. I don't know anybody named Bones, Sulu, or Spock [picture of Dr. Benjamin Spock is shown on screen behind him]. And no, I've never had green alien sex, but I'm sure it'd be quite an evening. [Pomp and Circumstance begins playing.] I speak English and French, not Klingon! I drink Labatt's, not Romulan Ale! And when someone says to me 'live long and prosper', I seriously mean it when I say, 'get a life'. My doctor's name is not McCoy, it's Ginsberg [nude picture of Dr. Ginsberg shown on screen]. And tribbles were puppets, not real animals. PUPPETS! And when I speak, I never, ever talk like Every. Word. Is. Its. Own. Sentence. I live in California, but I was raised in Montreal. And I believe in, where you never have to pay full price for airline tickets, hotels, and car rentals! I've appeared on stage at Stratford, at Carnegie Hall, Albert Hall, and the Monkland Theatre in NDG. And, yes, I've gone where no man has gone before, but... I was in Mexico and her father gave me permission! My name is William Shatner, and I am Canadian!

© September 8, 2023 Michael P. Ridley aka The Alaskanpoet
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