Monday, May 15, 2017

May 14, 2017 Ridley's Believe It Or Not Mothers' Day

Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For May 14, 2017  Happy Mothers’ Day; North Korea claims it now has an ICBM that will carry a nuclear warhead to the US west coast; if true a red line crossed; time to nuke their facilities if we cannot takeout this fat pathetic diabetic piece of shit;  North Korea launched another ballistic missile test (when does Trump put a real redline in the sand for this lunatic that will mean total destruction back into the stone age of his barbaric country helped by China?); pedal to the metal at the DOJ to find a replacement for Comey (will we ever know the involvement of the DOJ and Clinton lackey Loretta Lynch to prevent felon HRC from being prosecuted?); massive cyber attack across Asia and Europe finally thwarted but the civilized world needs to find these thugs and execute them; Russia still playing the game of chicken by intercepting a U.S. spy plane in international waters in the lack Black Sea and coming within 20 feet; Bill Maher is too often a left wing hack but on Clinton and Lynch he called it right—castigated her for meeting with Bill Clinton on the tarmac to totally destroy any idea of impartiality or objectivity of the investigation of the felon Hillary Clinton; in just another example of why we need a wall, a six year old is still fighting for his life after being in hit by an illegal DUI alien who had been deported 15 times (how many citizens have to be put at risk before the left finally says enough and gets serious with the rest of us to secure the border)?; almost a stuck record or a remake of Groundhog Day, Chicago style,  the carnage in Chicago continued unabated in May  with total shootings in 2017 through May 14 increasing to 1164 and the death toll by increasing to 204, a major tragedy that the powers to be in Chicago seem to completely ignore.
    As always, I hope you enjoy today’s holidays and observances, a music link to John Legend, factoids of interest for this day in history, hoping that you have a chance to guddle with your kids at the seashore, a relevant quote from Mark Zuckerberg, secure in the knowledge that if you want to find a gift for any memorable events like Mothers’ Day, 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. National Babysitters’ Day—celebrating the saviors of most parents to be able to enjoy a night out for business or social events. 
2. Cornelia de Longe Syndrome Day—promoting awareness of a genetic defect that affects one in 10,000 births and results in low birth weight, excessive hair, smaller heads and other physical deformities.  
3. 2014 Number One Song—celebrating the number one song in 2014 on a run of 3 weeks in that position “All of Me” by John Legend. Here is a recording of him performing the song:
4. Word of the Day—today’s word of the day is “guddle” which is a Scottish term meaning fishing with only one’s hands which is the requirement for fishing grunion in California.    
5. It’s A Book It’s Billions—celebrating the birth on this day in 1984 of Mark Zuckerberg, co-founder of Facebook and one the youngest billionaires on the planet.
On this day in:                                                                                   
a. 1796 Edward Jenner administered the world’s first small pox inoculation and the race to eradicate this deadly disease was on.  
b. 1878 the last witchcraft trial began where it all began in Salem, Massachusetts when Lucretia Brown, a Christian Scientist, sued Daniel Spofford, another Christian Scientist, for practicing witchcraft on her. The judge wisely dismissed the case.
c. 1939 Lina Medina at age five became the youngest mother in medical history by giving birth to a 6 pound son.     
d. 1961 a Freedom Riders bus was fire bombed in Anniston, Alabama and the riders were attacked by an angry mob of whites.   
e. 1988 in a deadly reminder of why one should not drink and drive, Larry Mahoney in a black out with a blood alcohol level of .24 was driving the wrong way on I-71 near Carrollton, Kentucky and plowed into a converted school bus carrying 67 people on a church outing killing 27 and injuring 34, the third deadliest collision in our history; Mahoney was sentenced to 16 years in prison.
Reflections on how to succeed big time from the birthday boy that has: “The biggest risk is not taking any risk…When the world is changing really quickly, the only strategy that is guaranteed to fail is not taking risks.” Mark Zuckerberg How true it is. 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 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.                                                                                        © May 14, 2017, Michael P. Ridley aka the Alaskanpoet 
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