Thursday, November 23, 2023

November 22, 2023 Ridley's Believe It Or Not


             On our open border fronts, both northern and southern, a car traveling north on the Rainbow Bridge at Canada, a car exploded, killing its occupants giving rise to fear that this was a terrorist attack, but so far no evidence of terror. In the north, there were 189,402 illegal crossing in FY 23, a sharp increase from the just 27,000 seen in FY 21 and 109,535 in FY22. While the elitest left are supporting the chants “From the river to the sea, Palestine shall be free”, more astute scholars are warning that Hamas is a jihadist movement whose purpose is establish a globe under Islam with sharia law which is direct threat to this and any other non-Islamic nation.
            On the gun control front being waged by the Blues, the increasing crime wave, terrorist threats and hate crimes have resulted in a continuing surge of gun purchases with new polls suggesting more than half of all households possess a firearm. When will the left start focusing on the issue of gun control the qualifications and mental issues of the person pulling the trigger not the characteristics of the gun or its magazines?
             On the retail crime front, Nike’s motto “Just Do It” has new meaning for the smash and grab mob of 17 masked individuals who arrived in 5 cars to attack a Nike Store in Watts and make off with $12,000 of Nikes which are probably very easy to fence on the street.
             On the perverted sex with minors front, 38 year old former gym teacher Lydia Pinto at Raritan-Bridgewater High School in Somerset County New Jersey has been arrested for sexual abuse of a former student that lasted for 4 years through his senior year.
             On the transgender front it looks like another institution other than Title IX has been corrupted by the TG mob as all female St. Mary’s College in Indiana announced it will consider starting in 2024 admitting transgenders who have consistently lived as the sex they identify with not necessarily the one born. To be determined by the “wise” deans that will determine how a male qualifies as a female especially if his male tools are still intact. The alums of this school should be up in arms demanding any contributions to endowment be returned and cheering when this school due to such inanity closes its doors.
            On the Iran proxy war front with its proxy Yemen, a U.S. destroyer shot down multiple drones believed to be headed for U.S. targets. Iran must be laughing as it thumbs its nose at us over our warnings that we would respond if American military have been attack which has occurred almost 70 times with only a few feckless Biden responses.                                  
             On the Hamas Israel War front although the details are not crystal clear, Israel and Hamas have agreed to a 4 day ceasefire to allow some hostages believed to be 50, mostly women and children, including 3 Americans to be released in exchange for some prisoners held by Israel and an unknown number of truckloads of humanitarian aid to enter Gaza with the world wondering what happens next.
             November 22, 2023 Michael P. Ridley aka The Alaskanpoet 
             Noted Holidays: Blackout Wednesday: Clueless who or what alcohol beverage company created this observance but it traces itself to the tradition of college students coming home for T-Day and celebration with friends not seen since leaving for college and definitely not a night to drive after one to many and police looking for DUI’s will be out in great numbers this evening.
              Word of the Day: The word of the day as we continue with words starting with “b” is billingsgatewhich means coarsely or abusive language which one might expect to hear on Blackout Wednesday.
              Song of the Day: The number 1 song on this day in 1940 before we come back to the present  was as “Only Forever”  by Bing Crosby with John Scott Trotter and His Orchestra on a run of 9 weeks sharing with 11  other songs achieving number 1 ranking. Here is a video of Bing Crosby with John Scott Trotter and His Orchestra performing “Only Forever”:
               November 22 Birthdays: “Grand Slamming Into Fame and Fortune”—celebrating the birth on this day in 1943 of Billie Jean King who became one of the most successful and dominating woman’s tennis player in her times but perhaps despite all her singles and doubles win perhaps best remembered for her sweep at age 29, after he had destroyed Margaret Court in an exhibition match, in a match hyped as the “Battle of the Sexes” of 56 year old Bobby Riggs.
               November 22 Historical Events in Rhyme
               1.      On this day in 2022, Andre Marcus Bing, a 12 year employee with Walmart at its Chesapeake facility who had risen to a night supervisor be/Entered the building to commence a killing spree/Targeting those who against him he felt were bullies he shot and killed 6 and shot and wounded 4/Full of rage he pumped more bullets into to the dead lying on the floor/Met a female worker he had hired 5 days ago/Didn’t shoot just told her to quickly go/Shot himself in the head/By the time police he was by his own hand dead.
               2.      On this day in 2003 a DHL plane took off from Baghdad International Airport enroute to Bahrain/When a surface to air missile hit the left wing of the plane/Full of fuel no vapors in the fuel tanks to explode into flames/With great skill from many hours in the cockpit the ability to land the plane remained/Close call that would have meant the jet going into a stall/With 3 crew members incinerated in a massive fireball.
                3.      On this day in 1990 the “Iron Lady” Margaret Thatcher withdrew from her party’s leadership election/Meaning after 15 years as Prime Minister she could no longer be their Prime Minister Selection/Longest serving Prime Minister in Modern Times/When Argentina invaded the Falklands she would not let the invasion stand-There will always be an England revealing her steel spine/When Hussein invaded and occupied Kuwait/She warned H.W. not to go “wobbly” as she and we poured arms and men into Saudi Arabia to Hussein’s expanded invasion await.
               4.      On this day in 1963 soon the flags of Camelot would fly at half- mast/As JFK in the back seat of an open car was hit several times as by the Texas Book Depository it sped past/JFK soon died and VP LBJ would be sworn in to as president him replace/While the alleged shooter Lee Harvey Oswald by Jack Ruby on live national TV a mortal shot to the stomach faced.
               5.      On this day in 1942 at Stalingrad the 6th Army Commander informed Hitler his army had been surrounded and he needed to break out/Hitler refused and with Goering promising air supply ordered him to form a fortress redoubt/The air supply could only provide a fraction of the needed food, fuel and ammo  supplies The relief forces were too weak and their access to the pocket was denied/Over 250,000 Germans starving as rations were reduced/along with ammo to guarantee a surrender to produce/250,000 scarecrows hobbled into captivity to years there spend/Only 5,000 would survive for the Soviets to back to Germany send.

               Quote by from the diary of a Wehrmacht soldier Wilhelm Hoffman at Stalingrad: “Three questions are obsessing every soldier and officer: When will the Russians stop firing and let us sleep in peace, if only for one night? How and with what are we going to fill our empty stomachs, which, apart from 3%-7 ozs of bread, receive virtually nothing at all? And when will Hitler take any decisive steps to free our armies from encirclement.”
November 22, 2023 Michael P. Ridley aka The Alaskanpoet
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