Friday, October 20, 2017

October 20, 2017 Ridley's Believe It Or Not World Statistics Day

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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Thursday, October 19, 2017

October 19, 2017 Ridley's Believe It Or Not Purple Thursday

Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For October 19, 2017 Kelley appeared before the press today slamming Rep. Frederica Wilson (who in typical hypocritical fashion 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; Eric X a denied asylum seeker and the poster child in Germany for the concern of its citizens over crimes committed by migrants that Merkel has allowed in was sentenced to almost 12 years in prison for the rape of young German woman; the chairwoman of the Black Caucus and 13 term Congresswoman from Texas had the gall to in discussing the acts of Harvey Weinstein to announce that women have responsibility of how they dress and their behavior (from her liberal colleagues only the sounds of silence); the district attorney for Los Angeles has indicated that if women assaulted by Weinstein come forward, his office will prosecute Weinstein; Noah Oppenheim the head of NBC News is facing mounting criticism over his spiking the reports on Weinstein’s sexual predatory behavior as he was having dinner with Weinstein when he must have known of the work of his reporter (given credence to the moniker to be applied to NBC of Nothing But Cack); roller coaster ride for the markets today but the market rallied in the closing minutes to end up 5.44 at 23,153.04 on belief that Congress can get its act together and approve a budget which means the long awaited tax cuts will become a reality; on the wildfire front the death toll in Northern California has risen to 42 and the property damage is estimated to be over $1 billion but the good news is that rain is expected over the weekend; 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 18 increasing to 3040 and the death toll increased to 529 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 Stevie Wonder, factoids of interest for this day in history, having some time to engage in a some relaxing kymatology,  a relevant quote from Peter Tosh on heaven, 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. Purple Thursday—creating awareness of the need to end domestic abuse which no one, man or woman, should have to endure; if you see people wearing purple it is not because they want the Reds and Blues to compromise but they do want an end to domestic abuse. 
2. International Credit Union Day—celebrated since 1948 to promote awareness of the importance of credit unions to the economy in the form of loans and to create the incentive for savings.  
3. 1984 Number One Song—the number one song in 1984 on a run of 3 weeks in that position was “I Just Called to Say I Love You” by Stevie Wonder. Here is a recording of the song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QwOU3bnuU0k
4. Word of the Day—today’s word of the day is “kymatology” which means the study of wave motion which is best done leisurely observing the waves in a sail boat on warm sunny day.   
5. Not a Complainer Only a Wailer—celebrating the birth on this day in 1944 of Winston Hubert MacIntosh better known to his reggae music fans as Peter Tosh who formed a band called the Wailers and gave Bob Morley his start as a musician. Unfortunately for his fans he was killed in a home invasion robbery in 1987.
On this day in:                                                                                   
a. 1950 after its warnings were ignored that it would not allow UN forces to cross the 38th Parallel, Chinese troops started crossing the Yalu River.
b. 1960 the United States imposed a near total trade embargo on Cuba.
c. 1973 President Nixon rejected an Appellate Court decision that he turn over the Watergate tapes requested by the House and Senate.  
d. 1987 the Dow fell 508 points, a 22% decline.   
e. 2005 Saddam Hussein went on trial in Baghdad for crimes against humanity; he would be found guilty and executed by hanging.  
Reflections on great paradox facing humans: “Everyone wants to go to heaven but nobody wants to die.” Peter Tosh  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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Wednesday, October 18, 2017

October 18, 2017 Ridley's Believe It Or Not World Menopause Day

Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For October 18, 2017 In another “I said no he said” moment President Trump is being slammed by Blue Congresswoman Frederica Wilson for remarks he allegedly said to the widow of a soldier recently killed in Niger fighting terrorists and the press is going ape over the controversy while completely ignoring the Uranium One deal bought and paid for with donations to the Clinton Foundation and a huge speaking fee for Bill to speak in Moscow (so typical of the MSM); fireworks of witness badgering and lecturing led by an ex-comedian Al Franken and Diane Feinstein against AG Sessions before the Senate Judiciary Committee; the Bobsey Twins, Mueller and Comey are back in the news as revelations are surfacing that the FBI knew of Russian attempts to bribe decision makers on the Uranium One deal but failed to act to prevent Hillary from signing off on the deal (Grassley asked about DOJ’s investigation of Russian involvement but Sessions would not comment on an ongoing investigation so there is hope that the DOJ is pursuing an active investigation which the Russian collusion delusion fiasco is designed to shift focus away from HRC’s activities); Chris Cuomo, an anchor on the Cack News Network’ is back on the insult trail again calling a Trump supporter a “lemming” showing his bias and better yet showing his ignorance in that contrary to popular belief lemmings do not engage in mass suicide by jumping off cliffs; Newsweek already plagued by sloppy editing and declining sales now may be facing several sexual discrimination lawsuits former female journalists Huff Post after a nine week study has reported;  the bull market led by hopes of a tax cut is still alive and well with the Dow closing above 23,000 for the first time in history but unlike yesterday no real bull was roaming the streets of Manhattan;  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 16 increasing to 3038 and the death toll increased to 528 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 Bonnie Tyler, factoids of interest for this day in history, accepting the kuarosis that comes with aging,  a relevant quote from Sandra Tsing Loh on menopause, 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. Alaska Day—celebrated as a state holiday in Alaska to commemorate the formal transfer of Alaska to Russia on this day in 1867. 
2. World Menopause Day—created by the International Menopause Society in 1978 to promote research on aging in men and women and to disseminate the knowledge gained. 
3. 1983 Number One Song—the number one song in 1983 on a run of 4 weeks in that position was “Total Eclipse of the Heart” by Bonnie Tyler. Here is a recording of the song: https://video.search.yahoo.com/search/video?fr=mcafee&p=bonnie+tyler+total+eclipse+of+the+heart#id=2&vid=dd6419afbbee4af6f37a9e9d9c574b73&action=view
4. Word of the Day—today’s word of the day is “kraurosis” which is one of the unwanted aspects of aging, the shriveling of the skin.   
5. Like Grandfather Like Granddaughter—celebrating the birth on this day in 1950 of noted playwright Wendy Wasserstein who followed the footsteps of her grandfather who was also a noted playwright but who sadly had her pen taken away on January 30, 2006 due to leukemia.
On this day in:                                                                                   
a. 1648 Boston shoemakers formed the first labor organization in the colonies.
b. 1898 in a move that it probably regrets today given the bankruptcy of Puerto Rico and the billions it will cost to repair the damage from two back to back hurricanes, Harvey and Irma, the U.S. took possession of Puerto Rico from Spain.
c. 1929 the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council overruled Canada’s Supreme Court’s decision in Edwards v.Canada, ruling that women were “persons” under Canadian law.  
d. 1951 at Cologne, West Germany the Studio for Electronic Music was established making it the first modern  recording studio.   
e. 1954 Texas Instruments announced the TR-! the world’s first commercially successful transistor radio. 
Reflections on menopause: “Menopause is your return to where you were before, when your hormone levels are the same as a pre-adolescent girl's.” Sandra Tsing Loh, noted American writer, artist and former professor of art at UCI.  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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Tuesday, October 17, 2017

October 17, 2017 Ridley's Believe It Or Not International Day for the Eradication of Poverty

Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For October 17, 2017 The mouse that roared in the form of a Hawaii District Court Judge has just issued an order blocking Trump’s executive  order banning entry to the citizens of an expanded list of countries which has left the White House fuming over liberal judges’ overreach; Daniella Diaz another leftist ideologue masquerading as a reporter for the Cack News Network ridiculed Mitch O’Connell, a polio survivor for needing help to walk up stairs at the Rose Gardern; Harvey Weinstein, that perverted scumbag in Hollywood, will prove to be only the tip of the iceberg of reptilian male culture of abusing women as Reese Witherspoon joins the growing list of actresses who have alleged sexual assaults as a condition to employment (we need a new black list of directors who are not Communists but sexual predators so the mere mortals can boycott their films); the bull market led by hopes of a tax cut is still alive and well with the Dow closing at 2.56 points below 23,000 and on Wall Street a real live bull was running wild outside on Wall Street; as evidence Trump is serious about the opioid menace, the DOJ has announced indictments against Chinese drug makers who  have been selling opioids directly to Americans; Roy Price has resigned as head of Amazon Studios as a result of sexual abuse allegations against him; one has to admire and respect McCain for his military service but at the same time expressing concern that his cancer treatments are impairing his judgment as he slams Trump on his “half-baked” ideas;  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 16 increasing to 3029 (as predicted that number this weekend  soar past 3,000) and the death toll stuck at 526 while 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 John Cougar, factoids of interest for this day in history, hoping that your day if living in Northern California will not result in the need to be boning up on koniology,  a relevant quote from Clift Montgomery on the source of creativity, 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. International Day for the Eradication of Poverty—commemorated first on this day in 1987 to promote efforts to eliminate extreme poverty. 
2. Black Poetry Day—commemorating the contribution to our literature of black poets with this day chosen as it marks the birthday on this day in 1711 of the first black poet published here, Jupiter Hammon. 
3. 1982 Number One Song—the number one song in 1982 on a run of 4 weeks in that position was “Jack and Diane” by John Cougar. Here is a recording of the song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h04CH9YZcpl
4. Word of the Day—today’s word of the day is “koniology which is the study of dust and pollutants in the atmosphere which if  taken in the Napa Valley would be off the charts due to the forest fires raging.   
5. Method Works—celebrating the birth on this day in 1920 of noted method actor, Montgomery Cliff who battled alcohol and drug use which accelerated after a serious car crash in 1957 . He died way too soon in 1966.
On this day in:                                                                                   
a. 1933 Albert Einstein alarmed by the Nazis anti-Semitic rhetoric flees Germany and settles in the U.S.
b. 1956 the first commercial nuclear power plant was opened by Queen Elizabeth II at Sellafield in Cumbria. 
c. 1973 OPEC imposed an oil embargo against the U.S. and several of its allies for their support of Israel in the Yom Kippur War..   
d. 1979 Mother Teresa was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. 
e. 1989 the Loma Prieto Earthquake struck the San Francisco Bay Area, killing 61 people.       
Reflections on the source of creativity by the birthday boy who is no longer with us: “Failure and its accompanying misery is for the artist his most vital source of creative energy.”  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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Monday, October 16, 2017

October 16, 2017 Ridley's Believe It On Not World Food Day

Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For October 16, 2017 Bowe Bergdahl after blaming Trump for his remarks during the campaign that he could not get a fair trial for desertion which may have cost the lives of six soldiers tasked with trying to find him is expected to plead guilty and be sentenced to serve time at Leavenworth; Hillary may be a total hypocrite but when it comes to money she never gives it back and announced that the tainted money received from the pervert Weinstein whose troubles both civil and criminal get bigger each day will not be returned by the Clinton Foundation; she also had the audacity to castigate Trump as a sexual predator while dismissing her husband’s proclivities as old news as news today that Harvey donated the maximum to Clinton’s Monica Lewinsky Defense Fund (it’s okay in her moral world to abuse women as long as it is done by the liberal elite in Hollywood); 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 15 increasing to 3022 (as predicted that number this weekend to soared past 3,000) and the death toll rising to 526 while 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 Christopher Cross, factoids of interest for this day in history, hoping that your day if a southpaw is not marked by your being a kitthoge,  a relevant quote from Suzanne Somers on organic food, 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 Food Dayhonoring the work of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations created on this day in 1946 to promote the increase in food production while preserving the environment and promoting the improvement in the distribution of food resources to a growing population around the globe. 
2. World Anesthesia Day—commemorating the first use of anesthesia in surgery performed on this day in 1846 at Boston at the Massachusetts General Hospital, the home of the Harvard School of Medicine. 
3. 1981 Number One Song—the number one song in 1981 on a run of three weeks in that position was “Arthur’s Theme” by Christopher Cross. Here is a recording of the song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gnBPHWk5FQ8
4. Word of the Day—today’s word of for this Friday the 13th is “kitthoge” which means a left-handed or awkward person which defined this poet’s mother to a tee in terms of being left-handed but she was most definitely not awkward when in came to administer shots to patients.   
5. Nowhere Near the Winter of One’s Life—celebrating the birth on this day in 1946 of Suzanne Somers, noted Three’s Company actress Playboy model, author and poet still going strong promoting a healthy food consumption lifestyle so appropriate on this World Food Day.
On this day in:                                                                                   
a. 1946 10 of the 12 Nazi war criminals convicted at Nuremburg and sentenced to death by hanging were executerd (Borman convicted in absentia had already died unbeknownst to the Allies while trying to escape Berlin and Goring managed to obtain cyanide the day before his execution and committed suicide). Unfortunately for the condemned, the ropes were too short and the deceased necks were not broken and death came from a slow strangulation.
b. 1964 China joined the nuclear armed club with the test of its first nuclear test. 
c. 1968 in a reaffirmation that there is no room in sports for politics at the Mexico City Summer Olympics, sprinters Tommie Smith and John Carlos were kicked off the U.S. Olympic Team for displaying the Black Power salute during the medal awards ceremony after their event.   
d. 1991 at Luby’s Cafeteria on National Boss Day in Kileen. Texas, George Hennard, an unemployed seamen, drove his pickup truck into the restaurant and shot and killed 23 diners and wounding 20 others before turning his pistol on himself and pulling the trigger to commit suicide.  
e. 1995 the Million Man March to protest racism and to present a more favorable image of black men took place in Washington, D.C. (the National Park Service estimated that 400,000 were in attendance).       
Reflections on what foods to avoid on this World Food Day from Suzanne Somers on her birthday: “Be sure to buy organic versions of the 'dirty dozen:' the fruits and vegetables that, when grown conventionally, are loaded with pesticides and chemicals: Grapes, apples, lettuce, bell peppers, carrots, nectarines, peaches, strawberries, pears, kale, and celery.” Just what I needed another food worry as five out of the eleven I eat almost on a daily basis and they are not organic.  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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Friday, October 13, 2017

Frost Over Hillary and Bill

After five days of silence Hillary finally on Weinstein’s sexual acts speaks out
Too busy conning people to pay for her signature on her What Happened election rout
Where was she when Bill was in the seduce Monica mode?
In the halls and offices of their White House abode
Where was her outcry when the bonds of fidelity Bill would defy
Only to the public the sounds of silence as troopers as pimps he could rely
Harvey and Bill are birds of the same feather
Free from the mores and restraints of the marital fidelity tether
We learn from Ed Klein whose book on the left’s campaign to destroy Trump
Will be released soon so he will be on the book selling stump
But unlike Hillary will be signing purchased copies without cost
While she continues to blame one and all save herself for why she lost
It seems Bill was given a draft manuscript of What Happened to review
Supposedly Bill had told her before she needed to go to rust belt states that were not going to vote Blue
Regardless of what one thinks of Bill his political instincts are hard to match
Probably told her again and again her campaign was going to from the jaws of victory a sure defeat to snatch
According to Klein Bill and illHHillary are no longer on speaking terms
A dynasty no longer in the cards with the blame game its bridges to the Blues burned.
If only Hillary would into political oblivion quickly fade

End the delusional blame game charades! 

October 13, 2017 Ridley's Believe It Or Not English Language Day

Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For October 13, 2017  Fires continue to rage in the Northern California wine country with the death toll rising to 31 with hundreds missing; President Trump will be halting payments to insurance companies as Obamacare continues to implode with premiums and deductibles soaring through the roof (the gravest threat to our republic is the fact that because of partisanship, Congress has become useless in addressing the issues that face us, forcing an imperial president by executive action to get anything accomplished); it looks like Harvey Weinstein is not the only one with a reptilian brain out of control as a former Playmate of the Month Carrie Stevens has alleged that Oliver Stone at a public party grabbed her breast and honked it like a horn; President Trump signals intent to decertify Iran’s compliance with the nuclear deal pushed through by Obama and Kerry as a 54 page reports released by an Iranian resistance group in Iran revealed the existence of several clandestine sites under the control of the military where work on nuclear weapons development is continuing full steam; 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 12 increasing to 2993 (look to that number this weekend to soar past 3,000) and the death toll rising to 517 while 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 Queen, factoids of interest for this day in history, hoping that your day is free of triskaidekaphobia, a relevant quote from Lenny Bruce on liberals, 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. English Language Daycommemorating a language spoken by over two billion people with non native speakers outnumbering natives and a vibrant language that adds thousands upon thousands of words each year. 
2. International Plain Language Day—an observance promoting the use of plain, easily understood language in business and relations and in a perfect world in the political and regulatory environment an absence of gobbledygook which is a goal rarely reached reading the Internal Revenue Code or in listening to the pronouncements of the head of the Federal Reserve. 
3. 1980 Number One Song—the number one song in 1980 on a run of three weeks was “Another One Bites the Dust” by Queen. Here is a recording of the song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rY0WxgSXdEE
4. Word of the Day—today’s word of for this Friday the 13th is “triskaidekaphobia” which means a fear the number 13.   
5. Freedom of Speech Can Be Hilarious—celebrating the birth on this day in 1925 of Leonard Schneider better known to his fans and prosecutors hell bent on prosecuting him for obscenity in his comic acts as Lenny Bruce. A navy vet in World War II, he was arrested many times for obscenity charges in his stand up comic routines and struggled with addiction to die of a morphine overdose on August 3, 1966.
On this day in:                                                                                   
a. 1775 the Continental Congress authorized the establishment of the Continental Navy only to disband it two years after the Treaty of Paris was signed in 1883 ending the Revolutionary War. 
b. 1792 the cornerstone for the Executive Mansion (the White House) was laid. 
c. 1845 a majority of voters in Texas approved a constitution which when approved by the U,S, Congress made Texas a  state of the United States.   
d. 1903 the Boston Red Sox defeated the Pittsburgh Pirates in the first World Series.  
e. 1983 Ameritech Communications now AT&T installed the first cellular network in the U.S. in Chicago and peace and quiet as we used to know it disappeared and the art of conversation due to the smart phones that followed with texting abilities went into a steep decline.       
Reflections on why Hillary was destined to lose from a comedian made before she had graduated from college: “The liberals can understand everything but people who don't understand them.” Lenny Bruce Listening to the rants fo Kamala Harris, Nancy Pelosi, Elizabeth Warren and Gloomer Schumer, Lenny was right on, 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.                                                                                       © October `13, 2017, Michael P. Ridley aka the Alaskanpoet 
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