Monday, October 26, 2020

Maskless Chris Cuomo Masks for You Not for Me Clubbing at NYC Private Club Maskless

 

When it came to the call for receiving integrity the call for it must have been missed
When  it comes to do as I say not as I do look no further than Chris
This icon of hypocrisy is so quick to piously hector us mere mortals to wear a mask
What do we see when we see Chris at a private club enjoying his partying task
Nothing but that uncovered Cuomo face
This hypocrite delusionally believes the CV pandemic does not visit this place
Or maybe he believes since he has been quarantined in the not too distant past
He as immunity from further infections that will forever last
Needs to have a CVS logo on his shirt
“Coronavirus Survivor” so others don’t freak out thinking they will be infected and be hurt
Maybe since the knowledge of his infection compared to Trump’s is not as well known
He might want his prior slams on Trump spreading on CNN no longer be shown
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4 years Later HRC Mocked for Self Birthday Card on Being President

Seeing the self birthday card to HRC as a young child must be for HRC a bittersweet memory to block
After four years after her loss to Trump she still is in denial and can’t accept the shock
No wonder social media on her selfie B-card continues to her mock
Had she then received the gifts of truth, likeability and humbleness to the Oval Office may have been a cake walk
No she missed out and was saddled with the rope-a-dope arrogant path
Attacking Trump supporters as “deplorables” and mocking with her yipper dog laugh
Lied about her emails, her foundation and Bill’s speeches quid pro quo
Moved heaven and earth to the extent of her corruption not let the voters know
And finally with her ego and arrogance in full tilt
Believed despite her lackluster campaign a landslide lead she had built
The gift for her in her feared anguish of a Trump victory
Gallons upon gallons of Pepto-Bismol as he repeats 2016 history

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October 25, 2020 Ridley's Believe It Or Not International Artists Day

 

Ridley's Believe It Or Not October 25, 2020
          CV World Cases: The CV pandemic across the planet continues with 369,127 new cases (a .86%  increase compared to a 1.68% increase yesterday) to bring the total over  43 million to 43,217,109, 10,282,628 of  which  are active, 32,994.481 of which have been closed with 31,836,560  recoveries (96.49% compared to  yesterday’s 96.48%) and 1,157,921 deaths (3.51% compared to yesterday’s 3.53%) to continue the trend of increased recovery percentages and decreased mortality percentages.  
          CV USA Cases: New cases of 214,199 with total cases over 8 million at 8,668,572 (a 2.47% increase compared to yesterday’s  1.69% increase) with 2,889,736,116 active cases of which 16,354 (.57% of active cases), recently on a disturbing upward trend with slight blips from a high of 19,155 on July 23  (16,204 yesterday and 15,881 on September 1), are in serious or critical condition as trend has shifted and may be continuing to go up, and 5,993,035 closures, 230,475 of which have been deaths (3.85% compared to yesterday’s 3.86%) and 5,762,560 of which have been recoveries (96.15% compared to yesterday’s 96.14%) (our death rate percentages continue to improve and are finally in single digits since Cuomo repealed on May 10 his order sending CV positive patients to nursing homes and ADL facilities and on a deaths per million population measurement at 695 ranks behind Peru (1030), Belgium (925), Spain (743), Brazil (737), Bolivia (736),  Chile (727), and Ecuador (708),  and only slightly worse than Mexico (686), UK (660), Argentina (631) newly added to the list, d Italy (618), and Sweden (586) that never closed its economy down like we did and we have now conducted 1,020,835 more tests to bring total to 133, 229,328   tests (now at 401,502/M compared to Russia at 392,588/M so Trump is telling truth that we conduct more tests in number and on a per capital basis for nations (but excluding nations with small populations like Denmark,  Israel and Singapore) but for the U.K. at 458,213/M).
         Non CV Case News: Dodgers won Game 5 against the Rays to go up 3-2; the Senate has voted to  end the filibuster of the nomination of Judge Barrett and her nomination and expected confirmation will be voted on Monday evening (would be nice but unlikely for some Blues to vote in favor of this highly qualified judge); to the Blues and the left, Trump and his supporter are Nazis but in a Jews for Trump Parade in NYC, it looks like the true Brown Shirts are from the left as rocks and other objects were thrown at vehicles with Trump flags (dog whistles of violence are blowing long and shrill by the left); the collateral damage of the CV lock downs that gets little attention is the increasing deaths from opioid use  as California AG remarks that in some of his counties deaths from  opioid use are exceeding CV deaths; the “conservative” Manchester Union after endorsing Libertarian Gary Johnson in 2016,  for the first time in 100 years is endorsing  a Democrat,Joe Biden (must mean that they believe against all known facts that Biden’s 25th Harris is a closet conservative); Susan Collins of Maine announced that she would follow precedence and vote against Amy ?Coney Barrett (with all due respect she is out to lunch 2016 was a Blue president trying to appoint someone to a Red Senate with nowhere near the qualifications or integrity or intellect of Judge Barrett); in a sign that the left is confident of keeping the House, AOC will not commit to supporting Pelosi for another stint as Speaker; the nation is facing a troika of confusing weather with high winds, snow and a tropical storm with the winds bringing blackout threats in Northern California and the snow to firefighters in Colorado fighting a massive wildfire being manna from heaven; another case of an attack on an unsecure mail-in ballot drop box this time an arson attempt outside the  Boston Public Library (when will we wake up to the fact that in this ends justifies the means highly charged election season, ballots must be secure not placed in public drop off boxes; the college admissions scandal may have set her mother Felicity Huffman back 11/14 days in jail and 250 hours of community service but did not derail her elder daughter’s academic career plans as she announced she is off to Carnegie Mellon University School of Drama.
          Chicago/Baltimore Gun Violence: In Chicago as of October 24,  2020, the number of shootings increased to 3,496 of whom 597 have died (total travesty of BLM when blacks are shot and killed by blacks in droves and only sounds of silence and complete absence of any protests in front of City Hall demanding action to curb the killings and shootings); Baltimore with a fraction of Chicago’s population and hoping against all hopes that 2020 will not be a record in terms of deaths but now seems to be shooting less and killing less and is now 328 behind Chicago at 269 murders (when will Chicago and Baltimore get serious about this carnage or is this the case of true racism as a Blue run city turns a deaf ear and a blind eye to the slaughter of people of color by people of color and when will the left focus on the problem of color on color shootings in Blue run cities which  have  been way  more  deadly and way more numerous than shootings by  police or by random mass shootings which occur far much less.
        As always, I hope you enjoy today’s holidays and observances, factoids of interest for this  day in history, a musical link to “Smooth”  by Santana feat. Rob Taylor,  the fact that you are normally not polyloquent and an editorial from El Tiempro on the invasion of Grenada, secure in the knowledge that if you want to send a gift for any memorable events like Father’s Day, college graduations, 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. Please contact me for details.
          1.  International Artists Day—created by Canadian artist Chris McClure on this day in 2004 to celebrate the contributions to society of artists around the world.

          2.  National Mother-in-law Day—created in 2002 and celebrated on the 4th Sunday in October to encourage spouses to recognize that the path to a happy stress free marriage is to win over the other spouse’s mother-in-law who far too often is the butt of many a comedian’s jokes.        

         3. 1999 Number One Song— the number 1 songs in 1999 on a run of 12 weeks (10 in 1999 and 2 in 2000) was “Smooth” by Santana feat. Rob Thomas to join 9 other songs that made the number 1 list for the first time and 14 other songs that made the number 1 list.  Here is a recording of the song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Whgn_iE5uc&list=PLuZdt4bijghMuVWF4bzOrUPZ3dq0izYfi  Rob Taylor, a successful artist and lead singer of Match Box Twenty had a rough life with an  alcoholic mother and an alcoholic grandmother who sold drugs and moonshine on the side but became a top singer and songwriter. Santana is a rock band formed by 73 year old Carlos Santana in 1966 and still growing strong with many new and changing participants around Carlos.

          4. Word of the Day—today’s word of the day is “polyloquent” which means loquacious which probably describes many political speeches to a tee. 

          5. Blow and Fast Breaks Together Don’t Go--celebrating the birth on this day in 1963 of actor, director and film producer Ted Demme who died way too early during a Hollywood charity basketball game at age 38 on January 13, 2002 of a heart attack which may well have been caused by the cocaine found in his system during his autopsy.

         On this day in:

        a. 1920 after a hunger strike lasting 74 days by Sinn Fein’s Lord Mayor of Cork, Terrence MacSwiney at Brixton Prison, Lambeth, England,  he died at the age of 41.

          b. 1962 in a you are lying through your teeth about Soviet ballistic missiles in Cuba “Gotcha” moment, UN Ambassador Adlai Stevenson showed the world on TV photographic evidence of Soviet missile sites being constructed on Cuba and the world moved closer to a nuclear war it has ever been.

          c. 1971 the People’s Republic of China replaced the Republic of China (Taiwan) at the United Nations.

         d. 1983 under the guise of protecting over 600 U.S. medical students but more likely an excuse to remove a Communist dictatorship that had just removed and executed several members of the ruling dictatorship and looking to complete a airport that would accommodate large Soviet bombers and transport plane, American military forces supplemented by some forces from Caribbean allies invaded Grenada, a successful invasion but which revealed that the U.S. Military had a lot of work facing it after the disaster of the Vietnam War.

         e. 2001 Microsoft released its Windows XP operating system, probably the most successful operating system Microsoft ever created and many of which are still in use today.
     
  Reflections on the invasion of Grenada October 25, 1983: “Fidel Castro said in Grenada there were 600 Cubans who were simple doctors, construction workers and teachers.’ And now it turns out that these ‘doctors, construction workers and teachers have been fighting check to jowl for two days with an entire naval flotilla from the most powerful nation in the world. That it is to say that it wasn’t a quiet, peaceful, goodwill group involved but a group armed to the teeth capable of direct combat in a direct and efficient manner…Now Fidel orders the Cubans dug in on the island to resist until the end, by which he virtually admit they had already invaded the island by other means and now refuse to allow themselves to be pushed away.” Editorial October 27, 1983 in Bogata, Columbia’s largest daily El Tiempo..

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With Harris Trojan Horse Is Alive and Well

Harris must think most Americans listening to her are total fools
Why so hip she claimed half my family is Jamaican so of course I inhaled as I am so cool
This woman is a chameleon whose ideology changes like the lizard’s colors
A Harris presidency so shifting with the winds would be anything but stellar
In 60 Minutes to a question about socialism she broke into laughs
Defensive trait to deflect and avoid the truth when it will give her the shaft
Most people believe that Biden will not make it through a full term
Electing him is equivalent of electing Harris to the Oval Office she must yearn
Anyone who believes Harris would not have accepted the slot if she did not agree with Joe
This poet has a London Bridge to with a sale it on that person bestow
Biden is no Ulysses and would not be mentally or physically fit to spring from inside
But Harris is and with her leftist cohorts that Trojan Horse is going to take this nation on a disastrous ride

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Sunday, October 25, 2020

"Conservative" Manchester Union Endorses Biden as President We Don't Want but Need

For the first time in over 100 year the Manchester Union is endorsing for president a Blue
Endorses Biden not as one they want but one we need to Trump’s divisive policies eschew
The motto of the Granite State is “Live Free or Die”
Did they asks what freedoms Biden or rather his replacement Harris would deny?
The freedom to bear arms will clearly be whittled down
Semi-automatics will be classified as assault weapons and banned and then taken in cities and towns
Freedom to start a business and build an inheritable estate
So difficult when the federal tax man under Biden will be hard to sate
Freedom to load up the family car to commute to work or take a Sunday drive
Hard pressed to afford as a Biden war on oil and fracking will leave oil business struggling to survive
New Hampshire is thousands of miles from our southern border which under Biden will be an open gate
Condemning us still to more violent crime and drugs and for minorities far  lower wage rates
A CV attack plan that parrots what Trump has done but with a hair trigger to shut economy down
Defunding police even if called reimagining police leaving our streets no longer safe and sound
Paper is wrong, for America in time of crisis Trump’s policies are right not wrong
Harris may do better but Biden after 47 failed and tainted years shows he does not in the Oval Office belong
Trump has his faults and lacks some civility in his political manners
But we should opt for prosperity rather than wanting to be under the Biden recession banner


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Harris Wants Blacks to Forget the Biden Crime Bill to Honor Ancestors' Fight for Civil Rights

 Harris proclaims with a straight face

Voting for Biden will honor our ancestors who fought to end the absence of Civil Rights disgrace

She must have a Biden like memory to forget his role in the 1994 crime bill

That sent black males behind bars for crack cocaine and other illegal drug pills

Gave money to states to build prison to hold the drug violators surge

In so doing contributed to from black families fathers purge

I am sure Biden today rues his former stance

Like Trump is in favor of black economic and civil rights to advance

Like all of us he has the right to learn from and a different path take

But Harris is out to lunch saying a vote for him is a vote for ancestors who fought for Civil Rights is a huge mistake

Trump has put with jobs money in blacks' pockets

Biden can only spout racist and Trump's record really can't believably knock it

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Saturday, October 24, 2020

Aniston Must Think We Care How She Votes Which We Don't

 

I have to admire Aniston for conquering dyslexia to master scripts

But as an icon for political advice that admiration does not well sit

We mere mortals couldn't care less that she's a Biden vote

And rails against anyone who for West support devotes

Her world revolves around fictitious characters and events for her to play

Removed even more so with pandemic from the problems normal Americans meet each day

Who get up without any rehearsal or prepared scripts to meet reality that comes their way

Wonder how much support for Biden she will have when her CPA tells her how much more Biden tax increases she has to pay.

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Harris on Hot Mic Aping Biden with 220 Million Americans Dead

 Press has been complaining that when it comes to interviews Harris is a no show Maybe the reason is that she may be mimicking Sleepy Joe There is an adage that if you hangout without dogs you get fleas Corollary is if you run with a man with dementia you may be aping his gaffes for all to see Harris in a rally claimed 220 million Americans dead from CV On hot mic has to ask are we in Cleveland so she can open "Hey Cleveland it's me" Maybe she doesn't want to outshine the man who with the 25th she will replace May in her lust for power have pity that it's tragic to see a mind go to waste

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October 24, 2020 Ridley's Believe It Or Not Food Day

 Ridley's Believe It Or Not October 24, 2020

          CV World Cases: The CV pandemic across the planet continues with 706,456 new cases (a 1.68%  increase compared to a .97% increase yesterday) to bring the total over  42 million to 42,847,982, 10,092,410 of  which  are active, 32,755,572 of which have been closed with 31,602,344  recoveries (96.48% compared to  yesterday’s 96.46%) and 1,153,228 deaths (3.52% compared to yesterday’s 3.53%) to continue the trend of increased recovery percentages and decreased mortality percentages.
          CV USA Cases: New cases of 146,224 with total cases over 8 million at 8,668,572 (a 1.69% increase compared to yesterday’s  2.72% increase) with 2,851,116 active cases of which 16,204 (.57% of active cases), recently on a disturbing upward trend with slight blips from a high of 19,155 on July 23  (15,906 yesterday and 15,881 on September 1), are in serious or critical condition as trend has shifted and may be continuing to go up, and 5,963,678 closures, 229,986 of which have been deaths (3.86% compared to yesterday’s 3.88%) and 5,733,692 of which have been recoveries (96.14% compared to yesterday’s 96.12%) (our death rate percentages continue to improve and are finally in single digits since Cuomo repealed on May 10 his order sending CV positive patients to nursing homes and ADL facilities and on a deaths per million population measurement at 694 ranks behind Peru (1028), Belgium (918), Spain (743), Brazil (735), Bolivia (734),  Chile (725), and Ecuador (708),  and only slightly worse than Mexico (683), UK (658), Argentina (625) newly added to the list and Italy (616), and Sweden (586) that never closed its economy down like we did and we have now conducted 1,151,781 more tests to bring total to 132,208,493  tests (now at 398,334/M compared to Russia at 388,125/M so Trump is telling truth that we conduct more tests in number and on a per capital basis for nations (but excluding nations with small populations like Denmark,  Israel and Singapore) but for the U.K. at 458,220/M).         Non CV Case News: In a rare Saturday session in the Senate, Alaska Senator Murkowski announced she will vote in favor of Judge Barrett (barring some unforeseen shenanigans by Schumer, she should be confirmed on Monday); if the election is going to be decided based on the number of rallies and the turnout, Trump would win in a landslide as he is on a tear holding multiple rallies with thousands upon thousands in attendance with Biden’s barely attended at his few when he leaves his basement bunker to hold; maybe a video which seems to show ex-con Mark Bender, Jr. while resisting arrest outside the King Tut Liquor store in San Bernardino pulling out a gun before being shot and killed by the arresting officer dampened the predictable BLM protest which was largely peaceful; the Normally Biased Cack Network analyst Jon Meacham reviewing the last debate blasted Trump supporters for being White Supremacists lizard brains (if you want to find lizard brains go to chief lizard brain sexual predator Bill Clinton or Hunter Biden plus a host MSM lizards like Matt Lauer); Governor Newsom who has been a complete disaster on handling unemployment insurance payments to the jobless is being lambasted by Fresno County District Attorney Lisa Smithcamp for his releasing thousands and thousands of “non violent” prisoners and his plans to release thousands more to reduce CV prison infections while ignoring the plight of citizens outside prison walls; some 1 million Californians face PG&E blackouts in Northern California   due to fire danger caused by projected high winds; the Rays came from behind to defeat the Dodgers 8-7 in Game 4 to even the Series at 2 each.
       Chicago/Baltimore Gun Violence: In Chicago as of October 23,  2020, the number of shootings increased to 3,483 of whom 594 have died as the minor miracle of 2 days with no deaths ended with 3 deaths (total travesty of BLM when blacks are shot and killed by blacks in droves and only sounds of silence and complete absence of any protests in front of City Hall demanding action to curb the killings and shootings); Baltimore with a fraction of Chicago’s population and hoping against all hopes that 2020 will not be a record in terms of deaths but now seems to be shooting less and killing less and is now 325 behind Chicago at 269 murders (when will Chicago and Baltimore get serious about this carnage or is this the case of true racism as a Blue run city turns a deaf ear and a blind eye to the slaughter of people of color by people of color and when will the left focus on the problem of color on color shootings in Blue run cities which  have  been way  more  deadly and way more numerous than shootings by  police or by random mass shootings which occur far much less.
        As always, I hope you enjoy today’s holidays and observances, factoids of interest for this  day in history, a musical link to “The First Night”  by Monica,  the fact that you can be recognized as a polyhistor and a quote by Carrie Miller on Bloody Friday, secure in the knowledge that if you want to send a gift for any memorable events like Father’s Day, college graduations, 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. Please contact me for details.
          1.  Food Day—created by the Center for Science in the Public Interest in 1975 but faded away in 1977 to return in 2011 to be celebrated on this day to promote interest in a wide range of food related issues like farm workers’ conditions, farm animal welfare, hunger and food rescue.

       2.  World Development Day—created by the General Assembly in 1972 to promote awareness of the difficulties faced in development and to encourage the exchange of ideas on how to solve those problems.        

        3. 1998 Number One Song— the number 1 songs in 1998 7 on a run of 5 weeks not continuous was “The First Night” by Monica to join 9 other songs made the number 1 list for the first time and 15 other songs that made the number 1 list.  Here is a recording of the song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ukpv2oN51o  This successful artist since 1993 turned 40 today and had to overcome the misfortune of having an ex-boyfriend pull out a gun and shoot himself dead while they were visiting the grave-site of his brother.

          4. Word of the Day—today’s word of the day is “polyhistor” which means a person of exceptionally broad knowledge who it seems today are few and far between. 

          5. Blow the Candles Out Too Early on The Birthday Party--celebrating the birth on this day in 1959 of Australian rock guitarist and singer Rowland Howard best known for the band he formed The Birthday Party but struggled with drugs, alcohol and Hepatitis C and had the candles blown out on December 30, 2009 from liver cancer at the age of 50.

         On this day in:

         a. 1929 on what would become known as “Black Thursday” the NYSE opened down 11 percent almost on the opening bell but slowly during the day managed to recover with the Dow closing down only 6.38 but the die was cast for market disaster as investors were hit with margin calls and on the following Monday known as “Black Monday” the collapse continued with the market down 12.82%, with the recession Bear knocking on our door announcing the beginning of the Great Depression.

        b. 1975 In Iceland,  90% of the female work force  participated in a national strike including not doing any housework or child rearing to protest gender inequality prompting the government to pass an equal pay for equal work law the following year.

         c. 1992 the Toronto Blue Jays became the first team located outside the United States to win a World Series.

         d. 2003 the world became larger for commercial air travelers as Concorde made its last commercial flight.

         e. 2008 in what would be known as “Bloody Friday” stock market indexes around the world including the U.S. fell around on average 10% erasing billions of wealth..
      
Reflections on Bloody Friday: “In his testimony to the U.S. Committee of Government Oversight and Reform, Alan Greenspan called the crisis ‘a once-in-a-century credit tsunami.’ Politicians and experts around the world reverberated Greenspan’s comments, triggering global investor panic. In the panic of the day the Dow dropped 3.6 percent ultimately leading to 15 U.S. banks failing. It’s been ten years since the financial crisis of 2007-2008 and nearly a century since the crash of ’29, but if history teaches us anything, it’s that it can happen again.” Cassie Miller, financial reporter for Advisor News.

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Friday, October 23, 2020

October 23, 2020 Ridley's Believe It Or Not National iPod Day

 

Ridley's Believe It Or Not October 23, 2020
          CV World Cases: The CV pandemic across the planet continues with 406631 new cases (a .97%  increase compared to a .89% increase yesterday) to bring the total over  42 million to 42,141,526, 9,739,826 of  which  are active, 32,401,700 of which have been closed with 31,256,999  recoveries (96.46% compared to  yesterday’s 96.476%) and 1,144,701 deaths (3.53% compared to yesterday’s 3.54%) to continue the trend of increased recovery percentages and decreased mortality percentages.

          CV USA Cases: New cases of 188,462 with total cases over 8 million at 8,668,572 (a 2.22% increase compared to yesterday’s  1.51% increase) with 2,783,371 active cases of which 15,906 (.57% of active cases), recently on a disturbing upward trend with slight blips from a high of 19,155 on July 23  (15,678 yesterday and 15,881 on September 1), are in serious or critical condition as trend continues to go down, and 5,885,201 closures, 228,466 of which have been deaths (3.88% compared to yesterday’s 3.90%) and 5,656,735 of which have been recoveries (96.12% compared to yesterday’s 96.10%) (our death rate percentages continue to improve and are finally in single digits since Cuomo repealed on May 10 his order sending CV positive patients to nursing homes and ADL facilities and on a deaths per million population measurement at 689 ranks behind Peru (1026), Belgium (912), Spain (738), Bolivia (732), Brazil (732), Chile (722), and Ecuador (705),  and only slightly worse than Mexico (680), UK (652), Italy (612), Argentina (617 newly added to list) and Sweden (586) that never closed its economy down like we did and we have now conducted 1,251,745 more tests to bring total to 131,056,713  tests (now at 391,569/M compared to Russia at 385,262/M so Trump is telling truth that we conduct more tests in number and on a per capital basis for nations (but excluding nations with small populations like Denmark,  Israel and Singapore) but for the U.K. at 453,097/M).
         Non CV Case News: The last debate has come and gone but with almost 50 million people having already voted regardless of who won or lost, given the low number of undecided voters left, doubtful it will influence the election (since Biden denied he has taken any money from a foreign country, Reds are probably burning the midnight oil to find checks paid to Hunter by Burisma and other foreign entities that a portion of which went to Joe;  the FBI may be set to interview Tony Bobulinski, Hunter Biden’s former business associate who has claimed that Joe Biden has lied when he denies having any conversations with Hunter on his business dealings (given Wray’s performance to date, Reds should not hold their breath that something may come of the interview); prosecutors have indicated they will retry Scott Peterson seeking the death penalty for the murder of his 8 month old pregnant wife and her unborn son; “Joyless” Joy Behar of The View is ranting that over his immigration policy Trump should be charged with “crimes against humanity”; there may not be enough undecided voters left to move the needle on the election but there may be plenty of donors left as Trump raked in $26 million after last night’s debate; as the CV pandemic is surging with new cases, a hopeful study has shown the hospitalized CV patients taking aspirin as part of a cardio vascular treatment have better outcomes and great success in not having to go into the ICU or be ventilated; in another sign his mind is shot and he can’t remember his positions, Biden during the debate lied that he had ever advocated banning fracking or that people would lose their private health insurance under his medical plan (or maybe with his failing mental faculties can’t remember where he stood in the past); Waukegan, Illinois with a black mayor has to be bracing itself as an unarmed black couple were shot, one fatally after the car they were in allegedly started rolling toward the officer who had exited his patrol  vehicle; in another example of the racial divide sweeping this nation, the founder of the Sacramento chapter of Black Lives Matter Tanya Faison is raising money to send blacks out for firearm training so they can arm themselves to protect themselves from the police and the white supremacists she claims Trump supports and are killing blacks; Bill Maher who acts like he is a super Blue is slamming California for its high taxes.
         Chicago/Baltimore Gun Violence: In Chicago as of October 22  2020, the number of shootings increased to 3,474 of whom 592 have died as the minor miracle of 2 days with no deaths ended with 3 deaths (total travesty of BLM when blacks are shot and killed by blacks in droves and only sounds of silence and complete absence of any protests in front of City Hall demanding action to curb the killings and shootings); Baltimore with a fraction of Chicago’s population and hoping against all hopes that 2020 will not be a record in terms of deaths but now seems to be shooting less and killing less and is now 326 behind Chicago at 266 murders (when will Chicago and Baltimore get serious about this carnage or is this the case of true racism as a Blue run city turns a deaf ear and a blind eye to the slaughter of people of color by people of color and when will the left focus on the problem of color on color shootings in Blue run cities which  have  been way  more  deadly and way more numerous than shootings by  police or by random mass shootings which occur far much less.
        As always, I hope you enjoy today’s holidays and observances, factoids of interest for this  day in history, a musical link to “Candle in the Wind”/ “Something About the Way You Look Tonight”  by Elton John,  the fact that you do not suffer from polyhidrosis, and a quote by  George Paloczi-Horvath  on the Hungary Revolution, secure in the knowledge that if you want to send a gift for any memorable events like Father’s Day, college graduations, 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. Please contact me for details.
           1.  National Swallows Depart from San Juan Capistrano Day—celebrating the departure of swallows who have been hanging out at the mission since St. Joseph’s Day and are now departing for their 6,000 mile 30 day  return trip to Goya, Corrientes, Argentina.

          2.  National iPod Day—celebrating the release on this day by Apple the light weight music device that could store 1000 CD quality songs with a 10 hour battery playing life.        

          3. 1997 Number One Song— the number 1 songs in 1997 on a run of 14 weeks (12 in 97 and 2 in 98) were “Candle in the Wind 1997”/’Something About the Way You Look Tonight” by Elton John to join 9 other songs that made the number 1 list. Here is a recording of Candle in the Wind 1997, which Sir Elton sang at Princess Diana’s funeral     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V0PKcKbjlKg This song sold more than 33 million copies which is a record.

        4. Word of the Day—today’s word of the day is “polyhidrosis” which means excessive perspiration which for the sake of socializing one suffering from the trait hopefully has access to copious amounts of deodorant.

        5. Good Genes Rule and Fool--celebrating the birth on this day in 1925 of iconic late night television show host Johnny Carson who ruled the late night airways on The Tonight Show for 30 years and despite being a really heavy smoker had genes that warded off lung cancer to die of complications from emphysema on March 36, 2005 at age 79.

         On this day in:

       a. 1955 the residents of the Saar in a referendum voted 2 to 1 to unite with West Germany as opposed to France.

      b. 1956 secret police shot and killed several protesters prompting the Hungarian Revolution which was crushed by Soviet tanks and armed forces by November 10, 1956.

          c. 1983 the U.S. Marine Barracks in Beirut, Lebanon was hit by a suicide truck bomber that killed 241 military personnel and a French Army barracks met the same fate with 58 fatalities.

        d. 1995 Yolanda Saldivar, the president of the Selena Fan Club, was found guilty of first degree murder in the shooting and killing the up and coming and very popular singer Selena on March 31, 1995 and sentenced to life in prison but will be eligible for parole on March 30, 2025.

        e. 2002 some 40-50 Chechen terrorists stormed the House of Culture Theater in Moscow during a performance to take some 850 hostages. After a 4 day standoff Russian Special Forces using gas stormed the building killing all the terrorists but in the process some 200 hostages were killed and many more injured.
     
     Reflections on Soviet Response to the Hungary Revolution: “The situation was the same everywhere. Soviet tanks rolled in and started to shoot at every centre of resistance which had defied them during our first battle for freedom. This time, the Russians shot the buildings to smithereens. Freedom fighters were trapped in the various barracks, public buildings and blocks of flats. The Russians were going to kill them off to the last man. And they knew it. They fought on till death claimed them.” Hungarian journalist George Paloczi-Horvath’s report  filed  with the London Daily Herald.

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Lebron James Mocks Trump as a Clown

 Lebron's anti-Trump views makes him a king w/o a crown Trump may have many faults but he's not a clown James needs to stick to what he does best Give his anti-Trump & pro dementia hobbled Biden rants a rest James has more money than most kings He needs to look to advances to blacks that to the table Trump brings Lebron may block, assist, shoot or dunk at will to the cows come home But as a policy pundit or icon for economic advice he is way out of his zone

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Crimes Against Humanity? Joy Behar Has Lost It Big Time

 

Joy Behar and her leftist hacks on The View
Almost always on their rants are without a clue
But now she from banana republic dictators is taking her cue
On leaving office wants to have crimes against humanity against Trump ensue
Prison or the gallows or the needle of eternal sleep
This is what America should never do to presidents who go down in defeat
Great way to insure that peaceful transition of power will be tossed
If leaving office means that one’s freedom or life is the cost
This has been leftist hack is misnamed
Not an ounce of Joy in her hate that rages untamed
Obama/Biden also built the immigrant minors’ cages
If left against wall and ending sanctuary cities a war they had not waged
And if leftist activist judges had not crucified this country on the cross of catch and release
A good portion of the tidal wave of families with minors streaming across the border would have ceased
Joyless Behar wants to be no part of this country so be my guest
Many on the right would pay her way and a list of destinations to suggest

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October 22 2020 Ridley's Believe It Or Not Domestic Violence Awareness Day


Ridley's Believe It Or Not October 22, 2020
          CV World Cases: The CV pandemic across the planet continues with 368,430 new cases (a 89%  increase compared to a 1.1% increase yesterday) to bring the total over  41 million to 41,734,895, 9,535,676 of  which  are active, 32,199,229 of which have been closed with 31,059,582 recoveries (96.46% compared to  yesterday’s 96.45%) and 1,139,647 deaths (3.54% compared to yesterday’s 3.55%) to continue the trend of increased recovery percentages and decreased mortality percentages.
          CV USA Cases: New cases of 127,675 with total cases over 8 million at 8,480,110 (a 1.51% increase compared to yesterday’s .91% increase) with 2,766,240 active cases of which 15,678 (.57% of active cases), recently on a disturbing upward trend with slight blips from a high of 19,155 on July 23  (15,740 yesterday and 15,881 on September 1), are in serious or 
critical condition as trend continues to go down, and 5,841,545 closures, 227,696 of which have been deaths (3.90% compared to yesterday’s 3.92%) and 5,613,849 of which have been recoveries (96.08% compared to yesterday’s 96.10%) (our death rate percentages continue to improve and are finally in single digits since Cuomo repealed on May 10 his order sending CV positive patients to nursing homes and ADL facilities and on a deaths per million population measurement at 687 ranks behind Peru (1025), Belgium (908), Spain (735), Bolivia (730), Brazil (730), Chile (716), and Ecuador (705),  and only slightly worse than Mexico (676), UK (652), Italy (612), Argentina (607 newly added to list) and Sweden (586) that never closed its economy down like we did and we have now conducted 1,154,039 more tests to bring total to 129,804,968   tests (now at 388,844/M compared to Russia at 381,587/M so Trump is telling truth that we conduct more tests in number and on a per capital basis for nations (but excluding nations with small populations like Denmark,  Israel and Singapore) but for the U.K. at 453,193/M).
         Non CV Case News: The Joe Biden quid pro quo scandal gets worse as Hunter Biden’s ex partner, a veteran, Tony Bobulinski, has confirmed that the emails from Hunter on the China quid pro quo are genuine, that Hunter sought his father’s  advice and the 10% of the China Deal refers to Joe Biden (no wonder Biden has been hiding from what looks like his being on the Chinese take); the latest revelations not only dwarf Clinton quid pro quo but excoriate MSM and Social Media for their attempts to cover up this scandal of epic proportions); in a refreshing gust of objectivity that should blow away the leftist fog hiding the Joe/Hunter China scandal, Progressive journalist  Jordan Chariton slammed corporate media on Thursday for ignoring the ongoing scandal involving Hunter Biden’s laptop in a scathing Twitter thread that blasted MSNBC, CNN, The New York Times and Washington Post for selective censorship; after weeks of telling voters they didn’t deserve to know his position on court packing, Biden dodges the ball and says he will appoint an “independent” commission to review the issue of court reform of a judicial system he apparently views as broken and report back to him (acted like the true politician he has been for almost 50 years); if the debate does not include the growing revelations that Biden would be on the take with China’s dealings with Hunter as the “Big Guy” to the tune of 10% this will be a travesty and a bias that will be off the charts—exactly the sort of quid pro quo of millions to the Clinton Foundation and hundreds of thousands of speaking fees to Bill Clinton that along with her arrogant and pathetic campaigning doomed her campaign despite all the attempts by the MSM to protect her; NPR which is taxpayer funded has been forced to admit that it made a top down decision not to cover the Hunter Biden email revelations (the censorship with our tax dollars to aid Biden is outrageous—slash big time their budget); Pelosi joins the cone of silence over the growing Hunter Biden scandal and Joe’s potentially being on a Chinese 10% Hunter reserved cut for the “Big Guy” and refused to answer a reporter from the Washington Examiner’s question on the scandal pushing the façade she is working on a stimulus bill; Elmer Rolando Manzano-Martinez, the illegal alien from El Salvador who shot and killed 41 year Houston veteran police officer and wounded his own son and another police officer, has a criminal record that goes back to 1994 (why was this scum bag still in this country and why was he not arrested for spousal abuse on the two calls made prior by the estranged wife days prior to this incident?); De Blasio’s defunding the police and his anti-police administration policies are coming home to roost as shootings in NYC total 1515 compared to 762 this time last year.
        Chicago/Baltimore Gun Violence: In Chicago as of October 20  2020, the number of shootings increased to 3,463 of whom 589 have died which in  aminor miracle in 2 days no one shot has died (total travesty of BLM when blacks are shot and killed by blacks in droves and only sounds of silence and complete absence of any protests in front of City Hall demanding action to curb the killings and shootings); Baltimore with a fraction of Chicago’s population and hoping against all hopes that 2020 will not be a record in terms of deaths but now seems to be shooting less and killing less and is now 323 behind Chicago at 266 murders (when will Chicago and Baltimore get serious about this carnage or is this the case of true racism as a Blue run city turns a deaf ear and a blind eye to the slaughter of people of color by people of color and when will the left focus on the problem of color on color shootings in Blue run cities which
  have  been way  more  deadly and way more numerous than shootings by  police or by random mass shootings which occur far much less.
        As always, I hope you enjoy today’s holidays and observances, factoids of interest for this  day in history, a musical link to “Macarena”  by Los del Rio,  the fact that you enjoy those engaged in polygraphy, and a quote by Ray Luc Lavasseur on Supermax prisons, 
secure in the knowledge that if you want to send a gift for any memorable events like Father’s Day, college graduations, 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. Please contact me for details.
  
        1.  International Stuttering Awareness Day—created by the International Stuttering Association and celebrated on this day since 1998 to promote awareness of the condition which affects some 3 million Americans most of whom like Wilt Chamberlain, James Earl Jones or Joe Biden grow out of it (not sure if his lapses are a vestige or signs of something much worse like dementia).

          2.  Domestic Violence Awareness Day—first celebrated as a “Day Of Unity” on this day in 1981 to promote awareness of domestic violence that affects over 2 million men and women today and now celebrated on the Thursday of the first third full week in October. If you see someone wearing purple today there’s a good chance that person is celebrating the day.        

         3. 1996 Number One Song— the number 1 song in 1996 on a run of 14 weeks was “Macarena (Bayside Boys Mix” by Los del Rio to join 7 other songs in their first number 1 song and 8 other songs that made the number 1 list. Here is a recording of the song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UoUmyY6CQRo The band was formed in Dos Hermanas, Spain and hit it big with the Macarena and is still performing in their early 70’s.

        4. Word of the Day—today’s word of the day is “polygraphy” which means copious or productive writing which describes to a tee the output of authors like Tom Clancy, Clive Cussler, or John Grisham.

        5. Armed With a Camera Doing What You love--celebrating the birth on this day in 1913 of Endre Ernő Friedmann better known to us as photographer Robert Capa who was considered as one of the best combat photographers of all time and whose camera covered 5 wars—Spanish Civil War, World War II in Europe, Arab-Israeli War, Korean War and the First Indochina War where in the closing days of that war, doing what he loved to do, died on May 25, 1954 at age 40 by stepping on a land mine in Thai Binh Province in Vietnam.

         On this day in:

        a. 1964 Jean Paul Sartre was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature only to become the first winner of the award to turn it down..

       b. 1976 the FDA banned the use of Red Dye Number 4 after studies showed it caused cancer in the bladders of dogs.

        c. 1981 the U.S. Federal Labor Relations Authority voted to decertify the Professional Air Traffic Controllers Organization for an illegal strike the prior autumn..

      d. 1983 2 correctional officers were killed by inmates in a federal penitentiary in Marion, Illinois which in a never again moment prompted the construction of Supermax prisons.

        e. 2006 in a signal to the world that Panama could manage the Panama Canal the voters in referendum on whether to expand the Canal in an expansion project estimated to cost over $5 billion the voters by over 75% voted to proceed with construction which was completed on June 16, 2016 which doubled the capacity of the Canal.

        Reflections on life in a Supermax from one who has been there: "It doesn't always stop with damage... it doesn't always have to stop with the mind. It can move on into degrading your soul, your spirit. And a prisoner who's been damaged like this - from point of view of the prison wardens - that prisoner is more controllable, more manageable." Ray Luc Levasseur, a former inmate at ADX Florence, Colorado in an interview with a Today programmer.

        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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