Friday, April 21, 2017

April 21, 2017 Ridley's Believe It Or Not Use Big Words Day

Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For April 20, 2017  The violence during anti-government demonstrations in the failed poster child of socialism, Venezuela continued as the death toll has risen to 21 including 8 electrocuted in looting a bakery for food (GM has been added to the victim list as the government has seized its properties in the country); the PC Iron Curtain is still alive and well although with some signs of rust as UC Berkeley claims it has reversed its decision to ban Ann Coulter by rescheduling (sadly to a date in which students are not present) but Ms. Coulter rightfully has told the school to pound sand and she will appear—will be interesting if the thugs of the left riot and burn (if they do everyone caught should be criminally prosecuted and expelled if a student which probably most are not); keep your fingers crossed but Trump indicated he will release the details of his tax cut and reform plan next week (good luck on the reform idea as every line in the Tax Code has a score of paid lobbyists behind it who will contribute (“bribe”) and fight tooth and nail to prevent elimination or reduction in their clients sacred cows); France votes on Sunday amidst speculation of whether Le Pen will be helped by the latest terrorist attack on police in Paris; amazing news out of Hawaii as the former two term Democratic governor of the state is calling upon Trump to cease funding of the $20 billion 10 mile elevated rail project in Honolulu (wish Brown would end the nonsense here in California of the multibillion high speed rail project that no one will use); for four continuous nights Russia has flown bombers or spy planes close to Alaska or Canada (a dangerous game of chicken Putin that will get someone killed); great video by Silk and Diamond castigating a really useless swamp dweller Maxine Waters; time for all Red voters to call on Speaker Ryan to call the troops back and end the summer recess until we get what Trump campaigned on—reduction in the corporate and individual tax rates along with a tax holiday to repatriate overseas earnings; almost like a stuck record or a remake of Groundhog Day, Chicago style,  the carnage in Chicago continues unabated with total shootings in 2017  in the last two days through April 2018 increasing by 9 to 952 and the death toll increasing by two to 165 (God help those poor minorities being shot mostly by minorities when the weather gets warmer and the shooters’ aim gets really better and there is more daylight to find and shoot victims) and yet nothing, absolutely nothing, appears to be occurring to address this blight on blacks and minorities which is what racism from a black mayor really looks like who appears to care only about the rights of illegal aliens in his sanctuary city  (when will Chicago residents through the city council try to impeach this pathetic, inept mayor?). 
    As always, I hope you enjoy today’s holidays and observances, a music link to Snow, factoids of interest for this day in history, a relevant quote from Queen Elizabeth II, hoping that Sessions will make progress in containing and destroying the goodfellas of MS-13, secure in the knowledge that if you want to find a gift for any memorable events like 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. You need only contact me for details.
1.  Use Big Words Dayif you want to impress someone of if a bureaucrat or politician and want to deceive someone, use big words which another reason to visit Ridley's Believe It Or Not-This Day In History and look for the word of the day.
2.  Kindergarten Day—commemorating the contributions made to education by kindergartens and marking probably the first separation anxieties a child will have experienced; celebrated today as it is the birthday on this day in 1782 of Friedrich Frobel who opened the first kindergarten in 1837.   
3. 1993 Number One Song—celebrating the number one song in 1993 on a run of 7 weeks in that position “Informer” by Snow. Here is a recording of the white rapper performing the song:
4. Word of the Day—today’s word of the day is “goodfella” which means a gangster, especially a member of the Mafia or as one watches the IRS in action against legitimate businesses that operate only on cash and carry and do not accept credit cards an agent of the IRS.
5. Still Growing Strong At 91—celebrating the birth on this day in 1926 of Queen Elizabeth II and who was crowned queen in 1953 to become the longest serving monarch in British history (wonder if Prince Charles will do the right thing when she dies and abdicate so the British will not have to endure the sight of his wife instead of the vivacious Kate Middleton). 
On this day in:                                                                                   
a. 1506 in another example of how long it takes a religion to become tolerant and accept the religion of others the three day Lisbon Massacre of over 1900 Jews by Portuguese Catholics came to an end (which means that if Islam founded in 632 follows the same path before it achieves tolerance we could be looking at at least another 121 years
of terror).
b. 1918 Baron Manfred von Richthofen also known as Red Baron after achieving his 80th victory the day before, was shot down and killed  by as many believe not another airplane but rather ground fire.
c. 1962 the Seattle World’s Fair, the first World’s Fair in the United States since the New York World’s Fair closed  in October of 1940. The Space Needle still dominates the Seattle skyline and the Seattle Monorail still operates.  
d. 1985 not wanting to ape the Branch Davidians, the compound of the right wing militant The Covenant, The Sword and the Arm of the Lord surrendered to federal authorities after a two day siege.
e. 1992 confirming what many astronomers have believed for years two extrasolar planets were discovered by astronomers Aleksander Wolszczan and Dale Frail.    
Reflections on the driving forces of success for a nation: The upward course of a nation's history is due in the long run to the soundness of heart of its average men and women.” Queen Elizabeth II How true and how true with the Blues’ campaign slogan that “You didn’t build it” the denizens of the D.C. Swamp are totally out of touch with mainstream non Hollywood “values.” 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
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