Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For September 29, 2017 Finally the word must be getting out to the NFL and Goodell that ratings are taking a nose dive as all the players at last night’s Thursday Night Football stood during the playing of the National Anthem (we may have major problems still in this country that merit discussion and serious attempts to resolve but kneeling is counterproductive unless the kneeling was a sign of prayer seeking God’s help for guidance in helping solve those problems); to long periods of cheers and applause, Scalise returned to the House to address it after being shot months ago at a baseball practice for the annual House charity baseball event (if only that bipartisan outpouring could continue but already Schumer and Pelosi merit nothing but scorn for their rabid obstructionism on Trump’s tax cut agenda); on the propaganda front North Korea alleged that 5,000,000 robitons have volunteered to join the army in response to Trump’s threat to destroy the country (would not surprise me since easily millions are starving and being in the army is the only way to get a meal); after a federal appellate court upheld a district court’s ruling that the Swamp’s ban on concealed weapons unless the applicant could show good reason for a permit was unconstitutional the issue may be going before SCOTUS; king and queen of hypocrisy Schumer and Pelosi are railing that cutting taxes will ramp up the deficit after 8 years of Obama’s doubling of the national debt without ever achieving 3 percent growth, first time in history that that has occurred; a silver lining in the Trump tax plan is the removal of the deduction for state and local taxes which may cause taxpayers in high tax fiefdoms like California, New York, and Illinois to unleash their wrath on Blue legislators and force them to curtail spending; through September 27, 2017 in Chicago the number of people being shot climbed to 2842 and the death toll rising to 488 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 Diana Ross, factoids of interest for this day in history, a relevant quote by Jan Masaryk on the Munich Agreement, reminded that if you are trolling in a slow moving current you might want to make sure you have packed a killock 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. World Heart Day—created by the World Heart Federation, a global nongovernment organization, to promote awareness on means to reduce deaths from heart attacks (over 17 million worldwide) and strokes.
2. International Coffee Day—celebrated worldwide to promote the use of coffee as a beverage and to promote fair trade in coffee.
3. 1970 Number One Song— the number one song in 1970 on a run of 3 weeks in that position was “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough” by Diana Ross. Here is a performance of the song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tjdF7VJSc6U
4. Word of the Day—today’s word of the day is “killock” which means a small anchor which seems to represent what the Congress is using to uselessly try to slow down the ramp up by the ship of state of spending.
5. Pen Is Mightier Than the Sword But Not Cancer--celebrating the birth on this day in 1955 of Gwen Ifil, noted Black-American Peabody Award winning journalist who died far too early at 61 from cancer.
On this day in:
a. 1938 in a great day for appeasement Germany, France, and Great Britain signed the Munich Agreement ceding the Sudetenland to Germany without Czechoslovakia being a party making Czechoslovakia indefensible to future German attacks and postponing World War II for less than one year.
b. 1954 the convention for establishing CERN to explore the field of high energy particle physics was signed.
c. 1975 WGRP in Detroit became the first black owned and operated T V station.
d. 2008 following the bankruptcies of Lehman Brothers and Washington Mutual, the Dow Jones Average fell 777.68 the largest single day point fall in its history.
e. 2013 in another chilling reminder of the need to kill radical Islam whenever and wherever it rears its sick head, at least 40 people were killed by jihadists from Boko Haram at the College of Agriculture at Gujba, Nigeria.
Reflections on the betrayal of Czechoslovakia by the leader of the nation betrayed: “If you have sacrificed my nation to preserve the peace of the world, I will be the first to applaud you. But if not, gentlemen, God help your souls." Czechoslovakian foreign minister Jan Masaryk to Lord Halifax as reaction to announcement of allies' betrayal in 1938. 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.