Wednesday, April 14, 2021

April 13, 20212 Ridley's Believe It Or Not International FND Awareness Day

 

Ridley’s Believe It Or Not April 13, 2021
        
CV World Cases: The CV pandemic across the planet continues the      new  year with cases now over 137 million at 137,934,045 cases (137,226,511 yesterday), 24,109,324 of which are active, 113,824,721 closed with 110,854,982 recoveries (97.39% and 97.39% yesterday and 2,969,739 deaths (2.61% and 2.61% yesterday) to continue the slow trend of increased cases with increased recovery percentages and
decreased death percentages with some plateaus.
         CV USA Cases: Total cases now over 32 million at 32,061,286 (31,982,221 yesterday) with 6,865,233 active cases of which 9,430 (9,203 yesterday and 8,599 on 3/25/2021) (an increase to .14% of active cases and now for the last 8 days an increase to reduce the decrease from the peak of 29,271 on 12/31/2020 to 19,841 are in serious or critical condition, 25,196,053 closed, with 577,109 deaths (2.29% and 2.29% yesterday) and with 24,618,944 recoveries (97.71% and 97.71% yesterday). Our death rate percentage continues to slowly improve and after many months is now .32% lower than the world rate and now .05% lower than Canada which has the socialized type medicine Biden may well want to implement here but at least has approved 4 vaccines as opposed to our 3.  
          Standing: On a deaths per million population measurement on a steady climb to 1736 the U.S. ranks behind Hungary the new number 1 (2487), Bulgaria (2135), Belgium (2021), Italy (1906), and  UK (1865) which had passed us despite leading world in testing),   and only slightly worse than Brazil (1677), Portugal (1663), Peru (1657) Spain (1638),  Mexico (1613), Poland (1564), France (1521),  Sweden (1346) that never closed its economy down like we did but has recently been experiencing a steady rise in  deaths, Argentina (1273), Chile (1274), Switzerland (1203), and Bolivia (1057).
           Tests: We have now conducted 421,881,062 tests (now at 1,268,754/M) compared to number 2 now France at 1,077,024/M) as we are conducting more tests in number and on a per capital basis for all nations (other than those nations that contain small populations like Bahrain, Denmark, Israel, Malta, Singapore and UAE) other than the U.K. which remains as king of the mountain with respect to tests at 2,022,301/M.
           CV Open Gate: Lost in the pronouncements by Biden and his lackeys that there is no crisis of illegals surging across the border is that fact that COVID-19 is alive and well and spreading in the Northern Triangle and Mexico which is 11th on my list of deaths from the pandemic at 1613/M and the 3 countries in the Northern Triangle in terms of active cases and deaths per million are as follows even though the data may be suspect as underreported:

                   Guatemala:  Active cases:     11,213     Deaths/M 388
                   Honduras:     Active cases:   115,273     Deaths/M 485
                   El Salvador:   Active cases:      1,531     Deaths/M 315  

         US Vaccinations: As of 4/13/2021 192 million doses have been given, 3.28 million per day in the last week (sounds impressive but if the rate does not increase it will take us now reduced to some 3 months to have 75% of the population vaccinated which many believe is necessary to develop herd immunity. In California 23,227,199 total doses have been given (78.1% of doses received to  near the U.S. average of 78.4%), but even with the pressure of a certain recall coming endangering Newsom, California has barely risen from 31st to 30th out of the 50 states in terms of the percentage of doses administered as a percentage of doses delivered to the states and at 21.6% of its population fully vaccinated has moved slightly up  down from 39th  tied with Florida to 38th tied with Nevada in terms of percentage of population fully vaccinated. A long way to go to get herd immunity and lagging in terms of getting vaccines received into arms and percentage of population vaccinated compared to other states and a great reason to recall this inept and hypocritical governor.
          Non CV Case News: Collateral damage from the Wright killing as the  chief of police of Minneapolis and the shooting officer Kim Porter resigned, the city manager was fired for urging no rush to judgment and Minneapolis underwent a  3rd night of rioting with 60 arrest with 2,000 National Guard on its streets as a decision of whether and with what to charge Officer Porter with is expected tomorrow (if she is not charged with something less than involuntary manslaughter safe bet is a massive riot and Chauvin kissing any chance of a fair verdict; Rep. Talaib as to be expected poured gasoline on the fire by calling for an end to policing and incarceration; the looting of 20 stores in Minneapolis following Wright’s death in the eyes of the MSM like the Cack News Network is whitewashed as a “protest” (call it what is was and you might regain a shred of long ago lost credibility); despite Talib’s call for an end to policing, police in Branford, Connecticut responded to a report of shots fired, and were fired upon when they arrived with a shootout ensuing after they announced they just wanted to talk to the shooter which sadly ended in his death. 
       When it comes to free speech Twitter tells us to pound sand as it deleted black columnist Jason Whitlock’s Twitter account for criticizing BLM founder Patrisse Cullors’ $1.4 million purchase of an estate near Malibu because it violated its rules on publishing private information (what an absolute crock as news of the purchase was reported and purchase price would be available in L.A. County Recorder’s office showing transfer tax paid computed on the purchase price; on the CV front, Johnson and Johnson, following the death of one woman out of the 7 million who have received the one shot vaccine, has halted clinical trials and suspended its roll out in Europe; in secret recordings of CNN’s technical director of news by Project Veritas,  he admits what many of us believe is the Holy Grail, that CNN was tasked to create propaganda not report news to insure that Trump was not reelected and bragged about CNN’s role in insuring Biden’s reelection;  finally on April 28, Biden will deliver his SOTUS to a Joint Session of Congress; it is now being revealed that Andrew Cuomo has indicated in no uncertain terms that he feels he is like Sonny Corleone of The Godfather in terms of  his ability to intimidate people (the time has come to impeach this arrogant tyrant and better yet prosecute him over his deliberate underreporting and lying and concealing the facts  about the extent of the nursing home deaths).
          Backers of a recall effort for L.A. DA Gascon have formally started the process and have started the 160 day clock to obtain 580,000 signatures of registered voters to place a recall on the ballot https://recallgeorgegascon.com/; as Biden continues pass off his $2 trillion welfare enhancement as infrastructure building and repair, look to the political  cartoonist to more accurately portray the reality of his attempt to disguise the reality of his plan.

                                                               

                                          

       Chicago Gun Violence: HeyJackass.com is back to show that through April 12, 2021, gun violence involving mostly persons of color shooting persons of color in Chicago is alive and well with 887 persons shot of whom 159 have died.
           As always, I hope you enjoy today’s holidays and observances, factoids of interest for this day in history, a musical link to “(You’re My) Heart and Soul” by The Righteous Brothers, that you finding a new restaurant that is recondite and a quote from Panel 4 of the Jefferson Memorial, 
secure in the knowledge that if you want to send a gift for any memorable events like Mother’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 the details on the pricing.
           1. International FND Awareness Day--created by the Bridget Mildon on this day in 2013 to promote awareness of Functional Neurological Disorder which is the result of problems in interface between the brain and body and how signals are transmitted or received and manifests itself in a variety of symptoms like limb weakness or seizures.
           2. 
National SCRABBLE Day—celebrating that great board game created by Alfred Butts, an architect thrown out of work by the Great Depression, who created the game then known as Lexicon  in 1933 and after being turned down by game manufacturers to James Brunot who with Butts tweeked the rules and changed the name to “SCRABBLE” in 1948 and started selling the game with great difficulty until Macy’s got wind of the game and sales took off resulting in the Brunots licensing to Seichow and Righter the rights to manufacture, distribute and sell the game which they did successfully to buy the trademark in 1972 to sell to Coleco and after  that company went B/K, Hasbro acquired the assets to continue making and selling the game today.
            3. 1966 Number One Song—the number 1 song in 1966 on this day with a run of 3 weeks in that position was “(You’re My) Soul and Inspiration” by the Righteous Brothers to share number 1 status with 25 other songs that year.  Here is a recording by The Righteous Brothers performing “(You’re My) Soul and Inspiration”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mzrPs-hLKmM  Bill Medley and Bobby Hatfield formed the duo in 1963 and performed as a duo until 1968 to go on to sole careers until 1975 to reunite as a duo briefly and reunite again in 1981 to perform and tour together until Hatfield died of a heart attack in 2003 with cocaine in his system.
           4. Word of the Day—today’s word of the day is “recondite” which means little known or out of the which describes the vacation spot or fishing hole we all would like to find.
          5. A Distinction Not Sought—celebrating the birth on this day in 1945 of James Kelsu who as a rookie was the stating guard for the Buffalo Bills in the 1968 season and the team’s rookie of the year but having been enrolled in ROTC had to fulfill his military obligation and entered the Army as a second lieutenant and arrived in South Vietnam as a member of the 101st Airborne in November, 1969 leaving a wife who was pregnant and a 2 year old daughter to die in a mortar attack on Fire Base Ripcord on July 21, 1970, two days before his wife gave birth to a baby boy. He was the last of only two NFL players to die in the Vietnam War.
            On this day in:

     a.   1870 the New York City Museum of Metropolitan Art was founded.
b. 1943 The Jefferson Memorial was dedicated in Washington, D.C.
c. 1964 Sidney Poitier became the first African American to win a Oscar as Best Actor for his performance in Lilies of the Field.
d. 1976 the Treasury Department reintroduced the Jefferson $2 Bill on the anniversary of Jefferson’s 233rd birthday as part of the U.S. Bicentennial Celebration.
e. 1997 Tiger Woods won his first Master’s at the age of 21, as the youngest to win it and won it with a record low scoring 270 that would stand until 2020.

                Reflections from the Jefferson Memorial as edited in red and deleted in black on Panel 4: "I am certainly not an advocate for frequent and untried changes in laws and constitutions. I think moderate imperfections had better be borne with; because, when once known, we accommodate ourselves to them, and find practical means of correcting their ill effects. But I know also that laws and institutions must go hand in hand with the progress of the human mind. As that becomes more developed, more enlightened, as new discoveries are made, new truths disclosed, and manners and opinions change with the change of circumstances, institutions must advance also, and keep pace with the times. We might as well require a man to wear still the coat which fitted him when a boy, as civilized society to remain ever under the regimen of their barbarous ancestors." - Jefferson to H. Tompkinson (AKA Samuel Kercheval), July 12, 1816
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Tuesday, April 13, 2021

Tlaib Rants for Ending Policing and Incarceration Over Wright's Death, Potter Resigns--Empathy for Her Mistake?

 

The death of Daunte Wright was a tragedy that never would have happened if he did not try to flee
Outstanding warrant for failure to appear for misdemeanor gun charge would mean after arrest he would soon be free
He broke free of a handcuffing attempt, diving into his car
He could have sped away prompting a potential dangerous high speed chase cops had to try to bar
25 year veteran Kim Potter screamed at him to stop or he would be tased
Hard to believe Wright could not hear in an adrenaline daze
She yelled again “Taser” and pointed the black “taser” and shot
Tragedy for Wright, her and Minneapolis a taser it was not
Wright drove off wounded and two blocks later he died
Never would have happened if being arrested he defied
Potter who will carry the burden of mistakenly using deadly force
For the rest of her life and also fearful as the ensuing riots run their course
Resigned as did the Chief of Police
While Tlaib  rushes to judgment demanding policing and incarceration should cease
The deadly mistake of guns as tasers has happened before
A simple fix to prevent again we seem to have ignored
Toy guns are mandated to have a red tip
To prevent an accidental to the morgue trip
Why not paint the entire taser a bright yellow or red
Impossible for a cop to mistake a gun for a taser and shoot someone dead

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Monday, April 12, 2021

April12, 2021 Ridley's Believe It Or Not Halifax Day (North Carolina)

 

Ridley’s Believe It Or Not April 12, 2021
          
CV World Cases: The CV pandemic across the planet continues the new year with cases now over 137 million at 137,226,511 cases (136,613,950 yesterday), 23,865,455 of which are active, 113,361,056 closed with 110,403,330 recoveries (97.39% and 97.39% yesterday and 2,957,726 deaths (2.61% and 2.61% yesterday) to continue the trend of increased cases with increased recovery percentages and
decreased death percentages with some plateaus.
         CV USA Cases: Total cases now over 31 million at 31,982,221 (31,918,591 yesterday) with 6,851,454 active cases of which 9,203 (9,172 yesterday and 8,599 on 3/25/2021) (.13% of active cases and now for the last 7 days increase to reduce the decrease from the peak of 29,271 on 12/31/2020 to 20,068 are in serious or critical condition, 25,130,767 closed, with 576,2859 deaths (2.29% and 2.30% yesterday) and with 24,554,482 recoveries (97.71% and 97.70% yesterday). Our death rate percentage continues to improve and after many months is now .32% lower than the world rate and now .06% lower than Canada which has the socialized type medicine Biden may well want to implement here but at least has approved 4 vaccines as opposed to our 3.  
           Standing: On a deaths per million population measurement on a steady climb to 1733 the U.S. ranks behind Hungary the new number 1 (2459), Bulgaria (2116), Belgium (2019), Italy (1898), and  UK (1868) which had passed us despite leading world in testing),   and only slightly worse than Portugal (1663), Brazil (1661) Spain (1636), Peru (1647), Mexico (1610), Poland (1547), France (1516),  Sweden (1342) that never closed its economy down like we did but has recently been experiencing a steady rise in  deaths, Argentina (1273), Chile (1272), Switzerland (1202), and Bolivia (1055).
        Tests: We have now conducted 420,653.377 tests (now at 1,265,082/M) compared to number 2 now France at 1,072,071/M) as we are conducting more tests in number and on a per capital basis for all nations (other than those nations that contain small populations like Bahrain, Denmark, Israel, Malta, Singapore and UAE) other than the U.K. which remains as king of the mountain with respect to tests at 2,007,270/M.
           CV Open Gate: Lost in the pronouncements by Biden and his lackeys that there is no crisis of illegals surging across the border is that fact that COVID-19 is alive and well and spreading in the Northern Triangle and Mexico which is 11th on my list of deaths from the pandemic at 1610/M and the 3 countries in the Northern Triangle in terms of active cases and deaths per million are as follows even though the data may be suspect as underreported:

                   Guatemala:  Active cases:     10,162     Deaths/M 386
                   Honduras:     Active cases:   115,180     Deaths/M 479
                   El Salvador:   Active cases:      1,477     Deaths/M 315  

         US Vaccinations: As of 4/12/2021 190 million doses have been given, 3.21 million per day in the last week (sounds impressive but if the rate does not increase it will take us now reduced to some 3 months to have 75% of the population vaccinated which many believe is necessary to develop herd immunity. In California 23,031,055 total doses have been given (79.3% of doses received to  equal the U.S. average of 79.8%), but even with the pressure of a certain recall coming endangering Newsom, California has fallen from 28th to 31st out of the 50 states in terms of the percentage of doses administered as a percentage of doses delivered to the states and at 21.4% of its population fully vaccinated has moved down from 36th tied with Florida to 39th tied with Florida in terms of percentage of population fully vaccinated. A long way to go to get herd immunity and lagging in terms of getting vaccines received into arms and percentage of population vaccinated compared to other states and a great reason to recall this inept and hypocritical governor.
            Non CV Case News: The killing  of 20 year old Daunte Wright, a black father of a 2 year old son, who was shot by a 25 year veteran female Minneapolis cop getting into his car to flee after a traffic stop for an air freshener hanging on his rear view mirror that revealed a warrant for failure to appear after being arrested for having a gun without a permit, resulted in a minor riot in Minneapolis last night and the firing of the City Manager who did not want a rush to judgment by firing her (the officer is claiming she thought she pulled the trigger on her taser after yelling “Taser” indicating she was going to use it which raises the obvious question as this has happened before—why are not tasers painted a bright color like orange or red as opposed to black?); despite the killing or Daunte Wright spawning a mini riot of attacks on police and looting, the judge in the Derek Chauvin refused to sequester the jury raising the question with the possibility of riot looming in the absence of a guilty verdict, how is Chauvin getting a fair trial (true to PC form NBC is demanding its reporters not refer to the riot last night as a “riot”, but jurors watching broadcasts of what happened will know what is was); at the Austin-West Magnet School in Knoxville, police were called due to reports of a man with a gun, a student who refused to come out of the bathroom and fired back hitting one officer in the leg to then be shot and killed by the officers.                   40% of the Marines who have been offered a vaccine for COVID-19 have turned it down prompting many Blues to demand that Biden mandate it; Pentagon announced new regulations permitting transgenders to serve in the military and receive medical treatment for gender alterations, ending Trump’s prior ban on their service; Kelyn Spandoni, dispatcher for the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office has been fired and arrested for refusing to return $1.2 million deposited into her account in error by Schwab (this is a slam dunk felony to make someone wonder how dumb she or people advising her are); hard to believe in the PC and Counter Culture World, but a “White Lives Matter” protest in Huntington Beach on Sunday with about a crowd of some 500 protestors and counter protestors attending ultimately leading to 12 arrests as police tried to keep the peace; Prince Harry sans Meghan Markle who is pregnant and “advised” not to travel has arrived in England to attend his grandfather’s funeral on April 17 and quarantining as a houseguest at Frogmore Cottage.
            Backers of a recall effort for L.A. DA Gascon have formally started the process and have started the 160 day clock to obtain 580,000 signatures of registered voters to place a recall on the ballot https://recallgeorgegascon.com/; as Biden continues his surge of Executive Orders and has named a panel to consider changing the number of justices on SCOTUS, look to the political  cartoonist to more accurately portray the goals of the Biden agenda:                                                  

                                                        

         Chicago Gun Violence: HeyJackass.com is back to show that through April 10, 2021, gun violence involving mostly persons of color shooting persons of color in Chicago is alive and well with 881 persons shot of whom 159 have died.
          As always, I hope you enjoy today’s holidays and observances, factoids of interest for this day in history, a musical link to “I’m Telling You Now” by Freddie and The Dreamers, that you are no someone who is obsessed like AOC in always pursuing i
réclame and a quote from Victor David Hanson on misallocated American spending habits, secure in the knowledge that if you want to send a gift for any memorable events like Mother’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 the details on the pricing.
           1. Halifax Day (North Carolina)—commemorating the passage of what became to be known as the Halifax Resolves passed unanimously on this day in 1776 by the 83 members of the Fourth Provisional Congress at Halifax, North Carolina calling for independence from England which the first official act in the colonies in calling for independence.
           2. 
National Only Child Day—Clueless who created this observance or when but as an only child obviously pleased someone did and suspect it was created by an only child with fond memories of not having to share toys or parents’ attention or wear hand-me-downs.             3. 1964 Number One Song—the number 1 song in 1965 on this day with a run of 2 weeks in that position was “I’m Telling You Now” by Freddie and The Dreamers to share number 1 status with 25 other songs that year and 13 other acts that recorded their first number 1 song.  Here is a recording by Freddie and The Dreamers performing “ I’m Telling You Now” on a very young Merv Griffin hosting the Merv Griffin Show ala Johnny Carson with a lit cigarette in an ashtray in front of him: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kUqjuAUus5Y Freddie Garrity, a former milkman, founded the band in Manchester and they were to first of 3 Manchester bands to be part of the British Invasion and performed until disbanding in 2000.
         4. 
Word of the Day—today’s word of the day is “réclame” which means  having  a hunger for publicity which aptly describes AOC’s 24/7 personality to a tee.
           5. Partridges Fly to the Top—celebrating the birth on this day in 1950 of noted actor, singer, guitarist and songwriter David Cassidy best known for his role as Keith Partridge in the 70’s series The Partridge Family who was a teen heart throb singer for many years but struggled with alcohol abuse and was hospitalized for liver and kidney failure on November 18, 2017, came out of a medically induced coma 2 days later to die after being put on a liver transplant list on November 21, 2017 with these prophetic last words before dying—“So Much Wasted Time.”
            On this day in:
           a. 1945 President Franklin D. Roosevelt, in ill health and exhausted by the strain of World War II died while sitting for a portrait in Warm Springs, Georgia saying, “I have a slight headache” and then slumping over unconscious and dying several hours later from a massive cerebral hemorrhage, leaving Harry S. Truman to assume the office and ok the dropping of the A-bombs he had no idea we were developing on Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
          b. General Simpson’s 9th Army crossed the Elbe River at Tangermünde only 50 miles from Berlin where it was halted by Eisenhower resulting in Berlin after the war being surrounded by Communist East Germany and later bifurcated by a wall dividing Berlin until it came down on November 9, 1989 and the end of East Germany due to reunification on October 3, 1990.
         c. 1955 the polio vaccine developed by Jonas Salk to the joy of parents everywhere terrified that their child would be stricken by the disease was declared safe and effective by the FDA.
        d. 1992 the Euro Disney Resort opened near Paris with the theme park Euro Disneyland both later with name changes to Paris Disneyland.
      e. 1999 President Bill Clinton was cited for contempt of court and fined for intentionally giving false testimony in the sexual harassment case brought against him by Paula Jones and was later disbarred. 
         Reflections on misguided priorities: “Americans spend more money on Botox, face lifts and tummy tucks than on the age-old scourges of polio, smallpox and malaria.” Victor Davis Hanson noted Hoover Institution Martin and Illie Anderson Senior Fellow whose observation on this is spot on.
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April 11, 2021 Ridley's Believe It Or Not National Pet Day

 

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 Ridley’s Believe It Or Not April 11, 2021
          
CV World Cases: The CV pandemic across the planet continues the new year with cases now over 136 million at 136,613,950 cases (135,882,981 yesterday), 23,824,426 of which are active, 112,789,524 closed with 109,840,692 recoveries (97.39% and 97.38% yesterday and 2,948,832 deaths (2.61% and 2.62% yesterday) to continue the trend of increased cases with increased recovery percentages and decreased death percentages with some plateaus.
           CV USA Cases: Total cases now over 31 million at 31,918,591 (31,863,678 yesterday) with 6,862,240 active cases of which 9,172 (9087 yesterday and 8,599 on 3/25/2021) (.13% of active cases and now for the last 6 days reducing the decrease from the peak of 29,271 on 12/31/2020 to 20,099) are in serious or critical condition, 25,056,351 closed, with 575,829 deaths (2.30% and 2.30% yesterday) and with 24,480,522 recoveries (97.70% and 97.70% yesterday). Our death rate percentage continues to improve and after many months is now .31% lower than the world rate and now .07% lower than Canada which has the socialized type medicine Biden may well want to implement here but at least has approved 4 vaccines as opposed to our 3.  
          Standing: On a deaths per million population measurement on a steady climb to 1732 the U.S. ranks behind Hungary the new number 1 (2429), Bulgaria (20871), Belgium (2015), Italy (1892), and  UK (1864) which had passed us despite leading world in testing),   and only slightly worse than Portugal (1663), Brazil (1653) Spain (1632), Peru (1640), Mexico (1610), Poland (1545) France (1510),  Sweden (1342) that never closed its economy down like we did but has recently been experiencing a steady rise in  deaths, Argentina (1269), Chile (1265), Switzerland (1201), and Bolivia (1055).
          Tests: We have now conducted 419,380,697 tests (now at 1,261,254/M) compared to number 2 now France at 1,063,877/M) as we are conducting more tests in number and on a per capital basis for all nations (other than those nations that contain small populations like Bahrain, Denmark, Israel, Malta, Singapore and UAE) other than the U.K. which remains as king of the mountain with respect to tests at 1,970,113/M.
         CV Open Gate: Lost in the pronouncements by Biden and his lackeys that there is no crisis of illegals surging across the border is that fact that COVID-19 is alive and well and spreading in the Northern Triangle and Mexico which is 11th on my list of deaths from the pandemic at 1593/M and the 3 countries in the Northern Triangle in terms of active cases and deaths per million are as follows even though the data may be suspect as underreported:

                   Guatemala:  Active cases:     10,586     Deaths/M 386
                   Honduras:     Active cases:   115,202     Deaths/M 476
                   El Salvador:   Active cases:      1,480      Deaths/M 315  

          US Vaccinations: As of 4/11/2021 187 million doses have been given, 3.14 million per day in the last week (sounds impressive but if the rate does not increase it will take us now reduced to some 3 months to have 75% of the population vaccinated which many believe is necessary to develop herd immunity. In California 22,754,163 total doses have been given (78.4% of doses received to  equal the U.S. average of 78.7%), but with the pressure of a certain recall coming endangering Newsom, California has risen up from 26th to 28th tied with Indiana out of the 50 states in terms of the percentage of doses administered as a percentage of doses delivered to the states and at 19.8% of its population fully vaccinated has moved down from 34th tied with Florida and Louisiana to 36th tied with Florida in terms of percentage of population fully vaccinated. A long way to go to get herd immunity and lagging in terms of getting vaccines received into arms and percentage of population vaccinated compared to other states and a great reason to recall this inept and hypocritical governor.
         Non CV Case News: Lieutenant Nazario in his Army uniform who is African and Hispanic was stopped near Windsor, Virginia after with his blinkers on looking for a safe place to stop in the dark at an open BP station and was approached with by 2 police officers guns drawn, pulled from the car, pepper sprayed and cuffed and as his complaint alleges threatened with bodily harm before being released (we need this sort of police behavior fueling the BLM narrative like a hole in the head); in another example of how fraught with danger police stops are, police in Minneapolis already on pins and needles due to the Chauvin trial and the likely result of a not guilty verdict made a traffic stop of 20 year old Daunte Wright who they tried to detain after learning he had an outstanding warrant but failed as he was able to reenter his car and try to drive away only to be shot and crash into a parked car several blocks away and die prompting an angry crowd to gather and damage 2 police cars (hopefully the body cams and car cam were on and the warrant was for a serious violent felony to defuse another potential riot).
         Edward Shimenti of Zion, convicted of providing support to ISIS despite his assertion at his sentencing hearing that he was a “big teddy bear” was sentenced to 13.5 years in a federal prison; Hideki Matsuyama became the first Japanese to win the Masters by 2 strokes over Will Zalatoris;  San Marcos High School teacher Alissa Piro caught on camera during a Zoom lesson loudly berating students complaining about not being able to have in person learning (another example of teachers’ union inspired hostage taking of students education) https://www.foxnews.com/us/california-zoom-covid; Oak Grove School District consisting only of K-8 schools in San Jose County is voting on a hybrid school reopening plan in which K-6 and 8th are in hybrid half in and half virtual with the 7th graders all confined to virtual in their homes (so much for the billions the schools are getting from Newsom to open with in person learning); 19 days have come and gone and “Where’s Waldo” Harris remains MIA in revealing her her plans on the immigration crisis at the border.
          Convicted rapist Harvey Weinstein already serving a 23 year sentence in New York has been secretly indicted by a Los Angeles Grand Jury on 11 counts of rape and assault on 5 women in 2013-2014 and should soon be extradited to stand trial which if convicted would result of up to another 140 years in prison; perhaps in an appropriate bad karma, China, the creator of COVID-19, has discovered that its vaccine is not very effective (hate to say it and would hate to wish death on anyone but could not happen to more deserving country); backers of a recall effort for L.A. DA Gascon have formally started the process and have started the 160 day clock to obtain 580,000 signatures of registered voters to place a recall on the ballot https://recallgeorgegascon.com/; as the prosecution in the Chauvin will most likely next week and tensions in Minneapolis rise as the city nears a verdict, look to the political  cartoonist to more accurately display the difficulty of a fair trial:                                                     

                                                         

       Chicago Gun Violence: HeyJackass.com is back to show that through April 10, 2021, gun violence involving mostly persons of color shooting persons of color in Chicago is alive and well with 864 persons shot of whom 157 have died.
           As always, I hope you enjoy today’s holidays and observances, factoids of interest for this day in history, a musical link to “Can’t Buy Me Love” by the Beatles, that in enjoy advocating for animals that are
recherché and a quote from Steve Wozniak on the Apple I and II and Jobs role, secure in the knowledge that if you want to send a gift for any memorable events like Mother’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 the details on the pricing.
         1. National Pet Day—created by Colleen Paige in 2005 to celebrate the joy and comfort pets provide and to promote understanding awareness of the millions of animals whose home is a shelter or in a pound awaiting euthanasia and the joy to be realized in opening one’s home to a shelter or pound animal.
           2. National Ranch Water Day—first celebrated on this day in 2021 to promote the consumption of Ranch Water which is the Texas version of the Skinny Margarita also known as the “Official West Texas Cocktail consisting of tequila, lime juice and soda water.                        3. 1964 Number One Song—the number 1 song in 1964 on this day with a run of 5 weeks in that position was “Can’t Buy Me Love” by The Beatles to share number 1 status with 22 other songs that year and 10 other acts that recorded their first number 1 song.  Here is a recording by The Beatle of “Can’t Buy Me Love”:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=srwxJUXPHvE The Beatles invaded the U.S. in person and on the charts in 1964 with 5 number 1 songs that spent a total of 18 weeks in the number 1 position.
            4. Word of the Day—today’s word of the day is “recherché” which means exotic or rare which describes to a tee too many of our endangered species.
             5. Proof That Systematic Racism Is a Myth—celebrating the birth on this day in 1925 of white Viola Lizzio, a mother of 5 who heeded Martin Luther King, Jr’s call and traveled from Detroit to participate in the Selma to Montgomery protest marches but sad while taking fellow participants back to the Montgomery airport was shot and killed by KKK members firing from a passing car to die at age 39.

             On this day in
          a. 1968 President Lyndon B. Johnson signed into law the Civil Rights Act of 1968 banning discrimination in the sale, rental and financing of housing.
              b. 1976 the Apple 1 was introduced.
         c. 1986 in Dade County, Florida in broad daylight FBI agents were involved in a massive shootout with 2 wanted armored car and bank robbers who were killed but not before the outgunned FBI agents had 2 killed and 5 wounded, the aftermath of which shootout prompted the introduction of the .40 S&W round with its enhanced stopping power was introduced.
            d. 1993 450 inmates rioted at the Southern Ohio Correctional Facility in Lucasville, Ohio, killing 9 inmates and one guard over conditions in the prison were in control for 11 days before the takeover ended and the prisoners returned to their cells.
            e. 2002 over 200,000 demonstrators marched on the Presidential Palace in Caracas, demanding the Hugo Chavez resign prompting his supporters to open fire, killed 19 demonstrators.
          Reflections on the Apple I: “Steve Jobs didn’t really set the direction of my Apple I and Apple II designs but he did the more important part of turning them into a product that would change the world. I can’t deny that.” Steve Wozniak, co-founder of Apple.             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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Sunday, April 11, 2021

Where's Waldo as Harris Is MIA on the Border Crisis

 

When it comes to the border crisis all Biden can do is Trump blame
And let MSM reporters trying to regain journalist status play the “Where’s Waldo Game?”
18 days since she was name by Biden for a major immigration role
Not a peep out of her on what or how she will achieve her goals
Is she looking at border security and the crisis here and now
Or acts in the sending nations that aid will in distant future solutions to the crisis allow?
We cannot wait for billions of dollars to Central America to prosperity instill
Or somehow end the carnage of drug wars that there too often kill
With his immigration czar soon, very soon to leave her post
With photos of her looking stressed out and totally toast
One can only be left with the impression that this however temporary chief Blue
When it comes to understanding the immigration chaos teeth his executive orders have sown he is without a clue
No wonder he and Harris will not to go to the border
He or she cannot face what he has caused disorder

© April 10. 2021 The Alaskanpoet

Blues Overcome Vetoes in Maryland and Demolish Police Bill of Rights--No One Will Want to Be a Cop

 

By the Grace of God while shootings in Maryland are up

Maybe too much crack before shooting has their aim too corrupt
While Baltimore with crime with murders in a wave
Is on a path to reduce the Thin Blue Line that victims of crime save
Worse the legislature with majority Blues
Have shown when it comes to stopping crime they are without a clue
Foolishly overcame 3 vetoes of the Police Bill of Rights
Which will deter most sane people from becoming cops to join in the anti-crime fight
For example if you are going to arrest a dangerous subject that many be armed you don’t first knock
You ram in the door, tossing in flash bags to the felon put into shock
With surprise on the cops’ side you have a chance to make an arrest with no one getting shot
But if limited to daytime only great chance no felon is home and you won’t arrest the one they have sought
No one is going to put their family’s security on the line
To be judged in lawyer like hindsight for decisions made in split seconds’ time
The Blue Legislators from crime are mostly safe and secure
Oblivious to the harm to others’ safety their acts will insure
© April 10, 2021 The Alaskanpoet

Anti-Capitalist BLM Leader Patrisse Khan-Cullors Rakes in Enough to Buy $1.4 Million House

 

 Since the shooting of Trevon Martin, Black Lives Matter has taken this nation by storm
Whenever there is a cop shooting or physical altercation with blacks, their peaceful turned violent protests too often the norm
Looting, burning and assaults on the cops has become part of the American scene
And any voice that rises up to condemn their deadly violence is by them and MSM demeaned
No citizen regardless of race
Should ever unnecessary force by the police face
But the charges of systemic racism sowed by the BLM have planted the White Guilt seeds
After almost daily charges echoed by MSM. Sprouted so  corporate America is giving the BLM what they need
The selling of absolution for White Guilt has racked in 90 million bucks
Pushing the needle that the curse of systematic racism is forever stuck
Patrisse Khan-Cullors sits at the head of BLM to fight “unnecessary” force from the cops
White Guilt infected Americans must believe payments to BLM will make “racism” stop
But maybe the dollars in the form of salary to her have found their way
Enough for a $1.4 million house near Malibu for her as her home stay
Is she a vanguard an advance force to integrate a neighborhood almost 90 percent white
While too many residents of color are terrified to become a victim of shootings day or night?
Or is she a scammer of the system and a rabid anti-capitalist first rate
With her place in the Sun while too many blacks to advance the ladder wait?
Ironic she attacks the hand of the system that has sent her so much cash
Knowing if she is honest there is nothing to replace it if she makes in crash
© April 10, 2021 The Alaskanpoet