Tuesday, August 8, 2017

August 8, 2017 Ridley's Believe It Or Not International Cat Day

Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For August 8, 2017 We invaded Iraq over nuclear weapons that did not exist and now we face the certain reality that N. Korea has nukes and may or very soon will have the capability of putting those nukes on missiles capable of hitting the homeland while being ruled by an erratic psychopath; while sanctions just imposed by the UN sound great on paper, they will not result in N. Korea abandoning its nuclear program or a regime change leaving the question of how much longer are we going to sit idly by and allow China to sit idly by and gamble that one of our cities will not be annihilated by this madman (sadly given the sophistication of N. Korea’s air defense system we probably do not have the ability to drop MOABs on its nuclear facilities and if we are going to preemptively destroy its ICBMs and nuclear facilities we would have to use the nuke option for which we would be castigated by the world—a real mess!); the New York Times, the biased rag that no one outside the Beltway reads is back in the bias spotlight again publishing a draft report on climate change which it claims was leaked to prevent suppression by the Trump Administration but failed to note that the report has been online since January of this year—nice example of fake news; while the MIA Senators are enjoying the August recess, insurers continue to bail from the Obamacare individual market (any incumbent Red or Blue up for reelection should be voted out of office and Schumer and McConnell should be removed from leadership); Google has fired the software engineer James Damore who wrote an anti-diverstiy memo that immediately went viral (Damore threatening legal action but doubtful it he has a case); thank God for the Coast Guard that recently turned over 3 tons of cocaine to the DEA putting an almost $100 million dent in the cartel’s profits; through August 7, 2017, 2262 people have been shot in Chicago 388 of whom have died (good day for victims and bad aim for shooters as no one died yesterday).
    As always, I hope you enjoy today’s holidays and observances, a music link to Juvenile, factoids of interest for this day in history, a relevant quote by Vincent Bugliosi on the Manson Family murders service, knowing that we must irroborate our response to North Korea’s threats,  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.
1International Cat Day—created by the International Fund for Animal Welfare in 2002 to promote cats as pets, especially cats that are litter box trained.  
2. Happiness Happens Day—created by the Secret Society of Happy People to share their happy thoughts and memories with friends and family.  
3. 2004 Number One Song—the number one song in 2004 on a run of 2 weeks in that position was “Slow Motion” by Juvenile featuring Soulja Slim. Here is a performance of the song:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KvzemQPAIIo
4. Word of the Day—today’s word of the day is “irroborate” means to strengthen which finally after years of feckless failed leadership under Obama, President Trump is doing with respect to our military. 
5.  Forever Spring—celebrating the birth on this day of Concetta Ignolia, better known to her fans as Connie Stevens and still growing strong at 79 with a career that has included acting, singing, many tours with Bob Hope on USO performances before the troops and most recently founding a cosmetic skin care company, Forever Spring with over $500 million in annual sales.      
On this day in:                                                                                 
a. 1863 Robert E. Lee mailed his offer to resign to CSA President Jefferson Davis which offer was promptly rejected.  
b. 1969 at a zebra crossing in London, Ian Macmillan took the iconic photograph that would be the cover for the Beatles Abbey Road album.
c.  1969 four Manson Family members entered the home of Sharon Tate and Roman Polanski to  murder  8 ½ month pregnant Sharon Tate and four others after breaking into their residence.
d.  1974 President Richard M. Nixon appeared on national TV to announce his resignation as President of the United States to avoid a certain impeachment and removal from office.              
e.  2000 the CSA submarine H.L. Hunley after 136 years on the ocean bottom was resurfaced.      

Reflections on the impact on the Manson Family murders: “The Manson murders sounded the death knell for hippies and all they symbolically represented.  They closed an era. The 60s, the decade of love, ended on that night, on 9 August 1969." Vincent Bugliosi, Los Angeles Deputy District Attorney who prosecuted Charles Manson and his accomplices. Fortunately, that scumbag Manson has been turned down at each and every parole hearing and more likely than not will die in prison.  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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