Sunday, August 27, 2017

August 26 Ridley's Believe It Or Not Equality Day

Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For August 26, 2017 Harvey slammed into Texas as a category 4 hurricane and though quickly downgraded to a tropical storm is like the bad inlaw you cannot get rid of and is remaining in Texas expected to dump three plus feet of rain in the coming days bringing flooding to the Houston area (only one person has died as a result of the storm as gas prices across the country have surged); Trump is being slammed by the left and MSM for pardoning Sheriff Arpaio (where was the outrage when Clinton pardoned felon Mark Rich after his ex-wife gave almost #$1,500,000 to his campaign, his wife’s Senate campaign and to the Clinton Library Foundation?); Gorka is out as a Deputy National Security Adviser to Trump; African-American Grand Canyon University Professor Toby Jennings is out of a job for indicating that certain members of BLM should be hanged for their violent rhetoric; Blues are salivating over possibilities of flipping the House by tying all Reds to Trump (please Pelosi stay in power with your delusional rants that fire up the Red base and turn out the vote); as the Pope decried the latest ISIS video as a threat to Christianity, two knife attacks in London and Brussels with no one killed other than the two delusional jihadists who will find no virgins in Paradise, the doors to which have been closed to them; through August 23, 2017 in Chicago the number of people being shot climbed to 2481, 427 of whom have died but in a rarity no deaths in the last two previous days.
As always, I hope you enjoy today’s holidays and observances, a music link to OMI, factoids of interest for this day in history, a relevant quote by Nicolas Kristof, hoping the Houston jawholes remain unclogged,  secure in the knowledge that if you want to find a gift for any memorable events like weddings, or anniversaries, you know that the Alaskanpoet can provide you with a unique customized poem at a great price tailored to the event and the recipient. You need only contact me for details.
1Women’s Equality Day—celebrating the adoption of the 19th Amendment granting women the right to vote in 1920.    
2. Repentance Daycelebrated in Papua New Guinea on a day when holidays and observances are few and far between since 2011 to promote the fact the nation is primarily a Christian nation.      
3. 2015 Number One Song—the number one song in 2015 on a run of 6 weeks in that position was “Cheerleader” by OMI. Here is the performance of the song:
4. Word of the Day—today’s word of the day is “jawhole” which is a hole that sewage or runoff runs into which in Houston’s case if they are not kept unclogged it is going to be in even more of a flooding hurt.   
5.  Home Alone Again—celebrating the birth on this day in 1980 of child star Macauley Culkin best noted for the Home Alone  series of movies and who has discovered the hard way that being a child actor phenom does not always translate in to adult stardom.       
On this day in:
a. 1498 Michelangelo was commissioned to carve the Pieta at the Vatican.
b. 1789 the National Constituent Assembly of France approved the Declaration of the Rights of Man and the Citizen which was heavily influenced by Thomas Jefferson.     
c. 1883 Mount Krakatoa began its violent eruptions that lasted until the next day and destroyed 70 % of the island and spewed tons of ash and debris into the atmosphere causing temperature drops of 2 degrees in the Northern Hemisphere and the combination of debris and tsunamis killed over 36,000 people.  
d. 1977 the National Assembly of Quebec passed the Charter of the French Language making French the official language of Quebec. 
e. 2015 Allison Parker and her cameraman Adam Ward while conducting a live interview of Vicki Gardner of the local Chamber of Commerce were shot and killed by a disgruntled former worker at the station they worked for named Bryce Williams who was found later in his car with a self-inflicted bullet wound from which he expired in the hospital.   

Reflections on gender equality especially in those feudal countries hobbled by Sharia: ”In the nineteenth century, the central moral challenge was slavery. In the twentieth century, it was the battle against totalitarianism. We believe that in this century the paramount moral challenge will be the struggle for gender equality around the world.”  Nicholas D. KristofHalf the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide  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.  

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