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January 22, 2024 Ridley's Believe It Or Not


January 22, 2024 Ridley’s Believe It Or Not

                With Ron DeSantis dropping out the race yesterday and endorsing Donald Trump, the Red  ballot in New Hampshire, the nation’s first primary will feature Nikki Haley and Trump and if Nikki Haley does not come in a very close second or a slim win against Trump, pundits are wondering how she can keep her campaign alive for another month and the South Carolina primary. If she comes up short Blues may be in a world of perceived election interference hurt where the perceived nominee for certain is being prosecuted for number criminal and civil charges and whether the 14th Amendment forces his off the ballot.
              Biden is apparently developing some spine as U.S. fighter jets and Tomahawk missiles and British fighter jets were conducting raids in Yemen against Houthi military targets  that have been attacking ships in international waters of the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden. The Houthi Rebels are morphing themselves into Barbary Coast Pirates of the early 19th Century, but still have not been put of the International Terrorist Organization list where they belong to subject any of their assets that can be found to being seized.
              Devon Archer, who served on the Burisma Board with Hunter Biden and who was convicted of defrauding a Native American Tribe of some $60 million only to have his conviction thrown out by the Second Circuit had his conviction reinstated by SCOTUS but is still trying to overturn his 1 year and 30 day sentence.
               Finally Biden must after 3 years of falsely claiming the border is secured must have had cataract surgery or viewed the film clips that show a tidal wave of illegals, along with their drugs, trafficking, sanctuary city protection, and proclivity for committing crime to be released into the interior of the nation destroying towns’, cities’ and county’s safety nets in numbers exceeding 10,000 per day never to reappear at immigration hearings to rule on their largely bogus asylum claims. He is now admitting the border is not secure but his solutions have nothing to do with returning illegals to their native lands, only more aid and benefits.
              With Biden now claiming he is all hands on deck to control the open border crisis, his DOJ was successful getting SCOTUS in issuing an order to allow CBP to do their job in securing the border by having them remove the razor barbed wire installed along the border because the razor barbed wire prevented the CBP from doing its jobs (What was Justice Roberts and Justice Amy Comey Barrett thinking in ruling against Texas?)
                On the sports front, it was only a question of time before transgenders were competing in professional sports like golf and winning as TG Hailey Davidson did in the NXXT Women's Classic  last week but who claimed she has been on hormone therapy since 2015 and gender reassignment surgery in 2021.
               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. On Sunday Stanford playing without Cameron Brink but with another stellar game of 37 minutes  by Kiki Iriafen who scored 37 points against Oregon State to win 65-56 to give Tara Van Derveer her 1203 win, surpassing beat Krzyzewski’s record.     
               January 22, 2024 
               Noted Holidays: Roe v Wade Day: Celebrating one of the most divisive cases ever decided by SCOTUS on this day in 1973 7-2 that a woman had a fundamental right to an abortion, not absolute. The case was overruled in Dobbs v Jackson Women’s Health Organization 5-4 providing that abortion was not a constitutional right but within the purview of state legislatures and still is a lightning rod between prochoice and right to lifers. 
               Word of the Day: The word of the day as we continue with words starting with “b” is “bridewell” which  means a jail or detention facility for petty offenders such a reform school.
                Song of the Day: Leaving the number 1 songs  on this day in 1940’s to come back to the number song in 1993 in the U.S.A.  was  “I Will Always Love You” by Whitney Houston on a run of 9 weeks after  a run of 14 weeks starting in November 1992 to share with 10 other number one songs while 6 acts achieved their first number one song. Here is a music video with lyrics of Whitney Houston  performing  “I Will Always Love You”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3JWTaaS7LdU
               January 22 Birthdays: “6 Charges of Shades of Gray”: Celebrating the birthday on January 22, 1980 of Marilyn Mosby in Boston, Massachusetts who became the State’s Attorney General for Baltimore and gained notoriety for her charging 6 6 Baltimore police officers who were charged with various crimes arising out the arrest of Freddie Gray and his death in a police van while shackled but not restrained by a seat belt. All the officers were either found not guilty or charges dropped due to mistrials of hung juries and she was on the receiving end of charges of overcharging. She her position and was charged with 2 counts of perjury on loan applications and convicted on both counts on November 9, 2023 and faces up to 5 years for each charge.
               January 22 Historical Events in Rhyme
               1.      On this day in 2009 President Obama signed an Executive Order losing Guantanamo Detention Center/Which at the start of his administration housed 250 violent terrorist defenders/ Congress rose up and Obama’s wishes defied before any transfers were done/Now the super secure facility holds only terrorists numbering 41.
               2.      On this day in 1984 during a third quarter of the Super Bowl XVIII/Apple released on the most iconic television commercials millions of viewers had ever seen/Unveiling its new consumer PC the MacIntosh/A woman with a hammer is pursued by thought police then into big brother screen tossed:


                      3.     On this day in 1970, Pan American Airways/Took off from NYC’s JFK/In Boeing’s 747, the world’s first “jumbo jet”, to Heathrow Airport in London/The era of cheaper fares, more             comforts,  longer flights and more misplaced or lost luggage was here to stay.
                4.      On this day in 1957 George Metesky aka the “Mad Bomber” who had planted in NYC some 32 bombs in 16 years/Some of which failed to explode and those that did injured 15 people creating a goodly amount of fear/Metesky had worked for Consolidated Edison and was injured in an explosion in the workplace/Angered beyond belief that Con Ed’s handling of his injury claims merited loathing and disgrace/As a former Marine, during World War II/He announced that for the duration of the war his bombings were through/Back to spreading terror after the war’s end/But his postcards and letters railings against Con Ed he continued to send/Offender profiling was first used in his case/His paper trail against Con Ed was easy to trace/Found by the court to be insane for his 16 years bombing spree/He was committed to the Matteawan Hospital for the Criminally Insane in Beacon, New York after being adjudged no longer a threat to the community released in 1973/A poster child case for HR Departments/To pay more attention to workplace injury claims that would revengeful violence prevent.
               5.      On this day in 1917, President Wilson of the still neutral U.S./Facing growing demands that the U.S. against the Axis Powers begin to aggress/Declared that to end WWI there should be “peace without victory” that missed the cut in the Treaty of Versailles/Which created the seeds of World War II in which many more millions than in World War I would be injured or died.
              Quote by Senator Tom Cotton on Guantanamo Bay:President Obama likes to say Guantanamo Bay is a terrorist recruiting tool, and while that may be an easy excuse, it's simply not true. The reality is the motivations of radical Islamic jihadism existed before Guantanamo Bay. The ideology is premised on a narrative of conquest, in the spiritual as well as the earthly world.

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