Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For September 26, 2017 NFL ratings are on a downward spiral as more and more fans are upset over a growing number of high paid millionaires refusing to stand for the National Anthem and are either boycotting games or using the most powerful tool known to mankind and the quickest route to an owner’s or TV station’s pocketbook, the channel changer; these are the times to try men’s souls as Trump once again loses focus on economic issues we care about to attack the NFL and Goddell (a total biased wimp who came down like on a pile of bricks on the Cowboys when they wanted to put decals on their helmets to honor the Dallas policemen that were killed trying to protect citizens but turns a blind eye on the refusals to stand for the National Anthem); Giants star and “stellar role model” Beckham’s TD celebration in the end zone sure looks like a dog urinating on Trump; Puerto Rico is in for a very rough time with no power, little fuel and shortages of basic necessities of life much less as a destination for cruise ships; on the sordid sex front 27 year old Kelsey McCarter the wife of a former Tennessee high school coach has pled guilty to six counts of statutory rape of a 16 year old who played on her husband’s team and will be sentenced to 3 years in prison ( what is with these women? Winter summer relationships are supposed to be between mature women and men in their late 20’s and 30’s not with teenagers); on the lunacy front, North Korea has announced that it will act as if the U.S. had declared war and will shoot down any U.S. planes even if in international waters while there is growing concern that this obese lunatic will launch an ICBM to deliver over the U.S. an EMP which could have disastrous effects on our grid; Trump is meeting with House Ways and Means Committee members to discuss tax cuts (with health care on life support, the Trump agenda is now 0-1 and cannot lose on the issue of tax cuts with no infrastructure bill or building of the Wall other than a highly symbolic 8 mile prototype); great political theater in Alabama as Strange and Moore face off today in the Red primary with Moore in response to his rhetorical question at a campaign speech if he supports the 2nd Amendment pulled out a pistol to answer in the affirmative; in another example of why Trump is having so much difficulty in draining the Swamp, the head of the Department of Interior came out with an observation that one third of the bureaucrats are disloyal to the Trump agenda; dithrough September 24, 2017 in Chicago the number of people being shot climbed to 2815 and the death toll rising to 485 while the city seems to not be doing anything to prevent the killing and maiming of its minority residents—a real definition of racism which is deadly.
As always, I hope you enjoy today’s holidays and observances, a music link to the Beatles, factoids of interest for this day in history, a relevant quote by Edward B. Rust, Jr. on the characteristics of being a good neighbor on his surgery, wishing the Swamp denizens would observe the keystone of what is needed to effectively govern and secure in the knowledge that if you want to find a gift for any memorable events like 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. National Good Neighbor Day—created by a Senate Resolution introduced by Senator Max Baucus in 2004 to promote awareness of the need to promote and be good neighbors.
2. National Situational Awareness Day—with terrorism on the rise worldwide, more that ever we cannot allow stigma of Islamophobia deter us from being vigilant of events occurring in our surroundings; if you see something suspicious report it to authorities.
3. 1968 Number One Song— the number one song in 1968 on a run of 9 weeks in that position was “Hey Jude” by the Beatles. Here is a performance of the song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A_MjCqQoLLA.
4. Word of the Day—today’s word of the day is “keystone” which means the central core or principal of a policy or or system upon which all else depends like bipartisanship is the keystone of a successful government that is able to address people’s issues which is totally lacking in the Swamp.
5. Terminator Lady--celebrating the birth on this day in 1956 of Linda Hamilton, famous for her portrayal of Sarah Connor in two Terminator movies; courageous woman to admit on national television that she was bipolar which probably contributed to her three divorces (fortunately for, her third one came wrapped in a $50 million settlement.
On this day in:
a. 1789 the Thomas Jefferson was appointed as the nation’s first Secretary of State.
b. 1905 Albert Einstein published his first paper on the theory of Relativity.
c. 1950 following MacArthur’s daring landing at Inchon, American and UN forces retook Seoul only to lose it again after China entered the war in force to the dismay and total surprise after MacArthur had advanced to the Yalu River.
d. 1953 in a what took you so long moment, rationing of sugar was ended in the United Kingdom.
e. 1960 Nixon and Kennedy met for their first televised debate, the results of which insured that Kennedy would be elected presidency.
Reflections on the qualities of a good neighbor: “Definition of good neighbor: someone to be trusted; a courteous, friendly source of help when help is needed; someone you can count on; someone who cares.” Edward B. Rust, Jr. former president and chairman of the board of State Farm Insurance which explain’s that company’s slogan, “Like a good neighbor, State Farm is there.” 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.