Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For September 3, 2017 China is not our friend and when it comes to controlling the rogue lunatic Kim has completely ignored sanctions leading to the question of when China joins the world to eliminate this fat lunatic to postpone nuclear annihilation by us of North Korea’s nuclear and missile program (ball is in their court and the time for them to stand arm and arm with the civilized world is now); news out of N. Korea is that that rogue nation may have tested a hydrogen bomb which if it can be placed on an ICBM is a clear and present danger to the U.S. warranting preemptive nuclear strikes on artillery locations, the nuclear and ICBM testing and production facilities and wherever we have intel to believe this obese lunatic is located; on the education front in Houston the news is not good as many of Houston schools have been damaged and many not open for months which is probably why Betsy DeVos was with President Trump yesterday; on the sports front and a testimony to the human spirit that can overcome adversity, Jake Olson, a blind long snapper for USC delivered a perfect snap in SC’s point after touchdown against Western Michigan; China the world leader in protectionism and theft of intellectual property is opening its BRICS summit under the shadow of North Korea’s potential thermonuclear test to denounce protectionism (when will learn that this nation is not our friend, is a long term foe and will do squat to rein in North Korea); on the sports front too many of the Cleveland Browns in misguided support for a has been Colin Kaepernick took a knee in a preseason game (any team that condones such disrespect should merit a complete fan boycott); in yet another example of biting the hand that feeds you a Congolese boat refugee rescued while trying to get to Italy was arrested for a brutal gang rape at an Italian resort of a Polish tourist; through September 2, 2017 in Chicago the number of people being shot climbed to 2564, and the death toll again on the rise to 439.
As always, I hope you enjoy today’s holidays and observances, a music link to Johnny Mercer, factoids of interest for this day in history, a relevant rant by the birthday boy Charlie Sheen, hoping your day is free from jobations, 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. US Bowling League Day—celebrating a great indoor sport that started out on lawns with nine pins with the rules that prevail today established in 1895.
2. Skyscraper Day—celebrating that form of building that each year seems to reach higher and higher and higher into the sky while making firefighters’ jobs much more problematic.
3. 1945 Number One Song— the number one song in 1945 on a run of 7 weeks in that position was “On The Atchison, Topeka And Santa Fe” by Johnny Mercer. Here is a performance of the song for you trainophiles: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cmBKHSZ1pcU
4. Word of the Day—today’s word of the day is “jobation” which means a tedious scolding which is what Mainstreet America is forced to endure from the MSM and the Swamp denizens berating our values and morals.
5. Play With Fire And Get Burned—celebrating or bemoaning the birth as the case may be of Charlie Sheen on this day in 1965; he is a classic example of a celebrity totally out of control with drug and alcohol abuse, spousal abuse and unprotected sex abuse and now has to deal with being infected by the HIV virus. Somehow he has managed to stay in favor with Hollywood and is appearing in a movie 9/11 to be released on 9/8 (this poet detesting Sheen’s behavior and his skepticism of the Islamist motivation that day will pass on it).
On this day in:
a. 301 San Marino, the world’s oldest republic, was founded by Saint Marinus giving credence to the idea that smaller is better.
b. 1783 the Revolutionary War came to an end with the signing of the Treaty of Paris by Great Britain and the United States.
c. 1838 future abolitionist and one of the great orators of the 19th Century Frederick Douglas escaped from slavery in Maryland.
d. 1914 French composer Alberic Mongard was shot to death while defending his estate against invading German troops.
e. 2001 in a sad day for Christianity and the tolerance Christ preached, in Belfast Protestant loyalist picketed Holy Cross a primary school for Catholic girls hurling bricks, rocks, fireworks and obscenities at students attending for 11 weeks prompting hundreds of riot police backed by British soldiers to protect the terrified girls.
Rants from someone totally out of control but hopefully is no longer drinking alcohol and tiger blood: “I've got mad energy for days. That's what people can't get their minds around. They say, 'Oh, he's going to crash.' They try to apply all these common terms to a guy who is not common. I don't fit into their little box.” Charlie Sheen 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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