Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For October 20, 2017 On the gridlock front, the Senate by a vote of 51-49 with all obstructionist Schumer lackeys voting no passed a budget resolution to move forward on a budget that can not be filibustered and should bring tax cuts to provide relief and produce much more economic (if you have the misfortune to be represented by a Blue Senator write or call them to blast his or her no vote, especially if he or she is up for reelection in 2018 and you want to see your IRA or 401(k) take off); Kelly appeared before the press yesterday slamming Rep. Frederica Wilson (who is a complete disgrace to the Congress and who in typical hypocritical fashion touts herself as a strong supporter of the troops but when it comes to the military and veterans’ affairs typically votes no) for being part of the conversation with President Trump and explained that there is no easy way to talk to a grieving parent or widow when a son, daughter or spouse is killed in action doing what he or she wanted to be doing, surrounded by comrades he or she wanted to be with; people like Wilson and Fallon who attacked Kelly, who gave his own son in support of our freedoms, as an enabler for Trump and don’t let the uniform fool you are complete disgusting spewers of hate and cack and symbols of what is wrong with the politics of this nation; the MSM has lost its spine in reporting on corruption but Fox is turning on the heat on the need to investigate the real Russian collusion and here there is no delusion—HRC’s, Bill’s and their Foundation quid pro quo in approving the Uranium One Deal giving Russia control over 20 percent of our uranium reserves in exchange for $500,000 speaking fee and almost $150 million in contributions (supposedly there is an FBI informant that can provide all the sordid treasonable activities but is barred by a non disclosure agreement and threatened by the DOJ with criminal prosecution if he speaks to the Congress which leads this poet to wonder why doesn’t Sessions cancel such agreement so the American people can get to the bottom of this mess); Ryan gave a great humorous speech at the Al Smith Dinner last night; in another example of the moral depravity we are mired in, the leftist 9th Circuit has allowed a suit by three prostitutes and an escort service to proceed with their law suit against California’s ban on prostitution (given the amount of drug use by these ladies of the night look for a spike in sexually transmitted diseases from AIDS to Hepatitis); on the medical research front scientists at NYU Langone School of Medicine reported that people who have suffered cardiac arrest and loss of blood flow to the brain (died) and are revived report that they have heard doctors working on trying to revive them minutes after their death; almost a stuck record or a gruesome remake of Groundhog Day, Chicago style, the carnage in Chicago continued unabated with total shootings in 2017 through October 19 increasing to 3044 and the death toll increased to 532 and still nothing is being done to hinder or prevent the killings of minorities by minorities.
As always, I hope you enjoy today’s holidays and observances, a music link to Whitney Houston, factoids of interest for this day in history, hoping you are not suffering from kyphosis, a relevant quote from Tom Petty who would have been celebrating his birthday today but for a fatal heart attack on October 2, 2017, secure in the knowledge that if you want to find a gift for any memorable events like birthdays, weddings, or anniversaries, you know that the Alaskanpoet can provide you with a unique customized poem at a great price tailored to the event and the recipient. You need only contact me for details.
1. World Statistics Day—celebrating since 2010 the importance of statistics in the field of economic forecasts, marketing, polling and numerous other fields, to improve the determination of the probability of certain events occurring.
2. World Osteoporosis Day—celebrated since 1996 to promote awareness of prevention, diagnosis and treatment of osteoporosis and metabolic bone disease to reduce the 9,000,000 fractures per year due to bones weakened by a loss of calcium.
3. 1985 Number One Song—the number one song in 1985 on a run of 1 week in that position was “Saving All My Love for You” by Whitney Houston. Here is a recording of the song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ewxmv2tyeRs
4. Word of the Day—today’s word of the day is “kyphosis” which means a humpback condition unfortunately seen in many senior citizens as they get older and older.
5. The Real Heartbreakers—celebrating the birth on this day in 1950 of Tom Petty, lead singer for Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers who was an iconic singer and musician but who smoked from an early age and used heroin and sadly died of a massive heart attack on October 2 of this year.
On this day in:
a. 1803 the Senate approved the Louisiana Purchase.
b. 1947 HUAC commenced an investigation of communist infiltration into Hollywood which created the infamous black lists that resulted in actors, directors, and writers being barred from working on films (today if a conservative Republican the chances of working are slim if not nonexistent.
c. 1973 President Nixon in the Saturday Night Massacre Nixon fired his Attorney General and Deputy Attorney for failing to fire Archibald Cox, the Special Prosecutor who was investigating the Watergate Scandal and who was fired by Robert Bork and as a result of such action was blocked by the Blues when nominated to serve on SCOTUS.
d. 1973 the Sydney Opera House was opened to the public by Queen Elizabeth II after 14 years of construction.
e. 2015 National Council Transition rebel forces captured Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi in his home town of Sirte, Libya and executed him shortly thereafter.
Reflections on being perceived as a phony: “If you are a phony, they will feel it in the farthest row in the arena.” Tom Petty Please enjoy the poems on events of interest on my twitter account below (if you like them, retweet and follow me) and follow my blogs. Always good, incisive and entertaining poems on my blogs—click on the links below. Go to www.alaskanpoet.blogspot.com for Ridley’s Believe It Or Not—This Day in History, poems to inspire, touch, emote, elate and enjoy and poems on breaking news items of importance or go to Ridley's Believe It Or Not for just This Day in History.
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