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January 19, 2024 Ridley's Believe If Or Not


January 19, 2024 Ridley’s Believe It Or Not

              Another bad day in the news for Boeing, already suffering from the grounding of some of its 737’s by the FAA due to part of a fuselage on a flight from Portland flying off the plane, as one of its 747-8 Cargo planes operated by Atlas Air on a flight from Miami to San Juan Puerto Rico had to turn around after an engine malfunction ½ hour into the flight with flames seen erupting from one of its engines and safely make an emergency landing at Miami where FAA inspectors discovered a hole the size of a softball ball in its Number 2 engine. To add insult to injury another Boeing jet, a modified 737 which was supposed to fly Secretary of State Blinken back from Zurich after his attendance at Davos for the World Economic Forum had developed an oxygen leak and was deemed unsafe to fly so he is stranded in Zurich waiting for the Air Force to land in a replacement plane. Conforming to the adage that good things come in three, the third news item involving Boeing planes occurred in Chicago’s O’Hare Airport were a Nippon Airlines 777 clipped the tail of a Delta Airlines 717 while taxing. Boeing is under the microscope for spending too much time on DEI and ignoring engineering in its fleet of airplanes.
              William DeVane’s warnings to Americans about the need to own gold as a hedge against the assault on the dollar by the increase in the national debt are not being listened to in the Swamp as the national debt in the U.S. has risen to $34, 060, 163,447, 630.43 as of Wednesday afternoon, a transitory decrease of $1 billion from the previous day. In 2022 the national debt equaled 97% of our gross national product and unless we start putting in place restrictions it is projected to rise to 181% of our gross national product by the end of 2053 with projected annual interest payments of  $5.4 trillion. To put that into perspective, that will be more than the U.S. spends on Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid and all other mandatory and discretionary spending programs.
              New York’s Leticia James slammed repeatedly by Trump for her campaign promises to get Trump which she followed up on with a vengeance  by filing an action against him seeking to have the court fine him $374 million and bar him and his family for life from engaging in business in New York has just been sued by former Governor Cuomo for what he claims was a flawed investigation of the allegations of sexual harassment against him which ultimately forced him to resign as Governor of New York. Cuomo has already lambasted the his party for ignoring crime sparking speculation that he may be planning to get back in politics.
             With Reds in the House looking like they are on a path to impeach Mayorkas for dereliction of duty, it has been revealed that TSA is allowing illegals to board flights in the U.S. using a CBP One app that allows an illegal to enter the U.S. without providing an ID photograph. Biden will go down as the president who opened and kept open the flood gates of illegal aliens who sadly in addition to those trying to escape poverty, goodly numbers of illegals with criminal records and activities who head for Sanctuary Cities which inanely prohibit law enforcement from cooperating with CBP and ICE such that when arrested and jailed and then released are forced to ignore detention requests that would enable their deportation.
              Georgia D.A. Fannie Willis, who is already in the hot seat for politicizing the justice system by going after Trump, has had the temperature  increased after news that she is having a secret relationship with Nathan Wade the special prosecutor she hired in the Fulton County election interference case against Trump.
               On the sports front, Tara VanDerveer, the coach of the Stanford Women’s Basketball Team, picked up her 1202 college basketball win to tie retired coach Mike Krzyzewski's record as Stanford after holding Oregon scoreless for the first 6’15” of the game beat Oregon 88-63. Tomorrow against Oregon State at 2:00 P.M. Stanford will be home seeking win number 1203 to beat Krzyzewski’s record. 
               January 19, 2024 
               Noted Holidays: World Quark Day: Celebrating not an elementary particle and constituent of matter but the dairy product created by warming milk until it curdles then straining it to create a high protein, low fat dairy product with a consistency between soft cheese and yogurt and useable as a substitute in recipes for Greek yogurt or cream cheese. Created by a person who goes by the title of the Queen of Quark on this day in 2019.
              Word of the Day: The word of the day as we continue with words starting with “b” is “breme” which  means someone who is fierce or cruel.
              Song of the Day: Leaving the number 1 songs  on this day in 1940’s to come back to the number song in 1994 in the U.S.A.  was  “Hero” by Mariah Carey on a run of 3 weeks after a run of 4 weeks in December, 1993  to share number 1 status with 9 other songs, while 7 acts achieved their first 1st number 1 single. Here is a music video with lyrics of Mariah Carey  performing  “Hero”:
               January 19 Birthdays: “Diners and Shooters Mingle at Shooters Grill”: Celebrating the birthday on December 19, 1986 of Lauren Boebert in Altamonte, Florida who after with her now divorced husband had operated in Rifle Creek, Colorado two restaurants, one of which was named Shooters Bar and Grill where servers were encouraged to open carry on duty to become the first person in Colorado in 48 years to unseat a Republican incumbent in a House of Representatives to go on and win in the general election in 2020 to with a narrow margin of victory. She is a very pro-gun rights voice in Congress and very conservative member of Congress who is running in 2024 in a different district due to her claim that liberal donors have flooded her district. She had divorced her husband of 16 years and made news with a date obstructing a music concert, by vaping, singly loudly and fondling each other.
               January 19 Historical Events in Rhyme
               1.      On this day in 1991/ 3 days after air operations against Iran in Desert Shield had begun/With Hussein facing in addition to American allies/the air forces of several Arab nations who had also begun to sally/ Hussein tried to provoke Israel to respond to Scud Missile attacks/thinking with Israel missiles launched in response the Arabs would their support of advancing against Hussein retract/Hussein’s strategy didn’t work/As General Horner detached Scud hunting flights wherever the Scuds might lurk.
               2.      On this day in 1988, on a flight from Denver to Durango by Flight  Trans Colorado Flight 2856/We learned that cocaine and alcohol to not mix/With little visibility the pilot whose blood revealed alcohol metabolites and cocaine traces/flew the plane into the ground 5 miles from the airport to the lives of 2 crew and 7 passengers out of 15 to erase.
               3.     On this day in 1983 Apple Corporation released its Lisa PC/The first PC with a graphical interface and mouse to move the cursor the operator could see/Priced at $9,995 as a PC its price came at a very high price tag/Despite the technical innovations only 10,000 units were sold as high prices made sales lag.
               4.      On this Day in 1983 Klaus Barbie, infamous war criminal known as the “Butcher of Lyon” who had escaped to Bolivia with U.S. aid/And for many years living in plain sight as memories of his crimes had begun to fade/Was arrested and extradited to France where he had been previously twice sentenced to death/With no more death penalties in France he was sentenced life but 4 years later, on September 25, 1991 leukemia, cancer of the spine and prostate robbed him of his last breath.
               5.      On this day in 1937 Howard Hughes set a transcontinental speed record by an airplane/After earlier taking off in his H-1 from Burbank, California/To 7 hours, 28 minutes and 25 seconds to later deplane/His nonstop flight of 2490 miles was at a 232 mile per hour speed/The H-1 proved the feasibility of the higher speeds  fighter planes in World War II would need.
               Quote by Howard Hughes on failing to try:I'm not afraid of failure. I'm afraid of not trying.                                                            

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