Wednesday, September 20, 2017

September 20, 2017 Ridley's Believe It Or Not National Gibberish Day

Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For September 20, 2017 The death toll in Mexico City from the 7.1 earthquake has soared past 200 and is expected to go much  higher while Puerto Rico already reeling from the effects of Irma is being pounded by Maria with Cat 4-5 winds; California is no longer the Golden State but has degenerated into the Rogue State defying federal law by passing legislation on Blue votes to become a sanctuary state (how many more Kate Steinles have to die as a result of this insane action) and by announcing that the state would file suit to block construction of the Wall on sections of San Diego and Imperial County (time to see if we can pass legislation in the Swamp that any state or local government that refuses to cooperate with federal immigration authorities receives not a penny of federal aid); as the Reds try desperately to get the votes to repeal and replace Obamacare three RINOs, Collins, McCain, and Murkowski again stand in their way as millions suffer due soaring premiums for insurance mandated by faceless callous Swamp denizens that Main Street Americans do not want and cannot afford (is there not one Blue in the Senate to put country before party and cross the aisle to vote to repeal and replace?); another example of the left’s idea bank being totally NSF with FLOTUS being targeted for what she wore at a UN speech on bullying and the need to prevent it (amazing that with all our issues the left is fixated on complaining about what the most elegant and attractive FLOTUS ever to grace the White House is wearing (can you imagine the uproar if the media criticized Michelle’s taste in clothes?); through September 17, 2017 in Chicago the number of people being shot climbed to 2743 and the death toll again on the rise to 474 while the city seems to not be doing anything to prevent the killing and maiming of its minority residents—a real definition of racism which is deadly.
As always, I hope you enjoy today’s holidays and observances, a music link to the Four Seasons, factoids of interest for this day in history, a relevant quote by Michael Bassey Johnson on gibberish, happy you can use a washing machine instead of a keeve  but 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.
1National Gibberish Day—bemoaning the fact that gibberish is usually what we hear from our members of Congress and the legions of Swamp denizens known as federal bureaucrats who operate in the Swamp bubble with values so far removed from Main Street Americans.
2. National School Backpack Awareness Day—created by the American Occupational Therapists Association to promote awareness of damage to backs created by sending students off to school with overloaded backpacks. 
3. 1962 Number One Song— the number one song in 1962 on a run of 5 weeks in that position was “Sherry” by the Four Seasons. Here is a performance of the song:
4. Word of the Day—today’s word of the day is “keeve” which is a large tub or vat for liquids which with washing machine totally replaced in almost all American homes when it comes to laundry uses.
5.  Sail With Me—celebrating the birth on this day in 1995 of Laura Dekker who after a voyage of 510 days became the youngest person to sail solo around the world.     
On this day in:                       
a. 622 Muhammad and Abu Bakr arrived in Medina and the march to create Islam in Arabia would soon begin and expand worldwide after Muhammad’s death.
b. 1863 the two day battle Chickamauga in Georgia came to an end with a Confederate victory; but the battle had the dubious distinction for those who fought there of being the bloodiest two day battle in the Civil War with casualties for both sides adding up to over 34,500 soldiers.   
c. 1946 the first Cannes Film Festival was held in France.
d. 1971 Hurricane Irene, after making landfall from the Atlantic onto Nicaragua the previous day, crossed into the Pacific regained its hurricane status and was renamed Olivia, the first known hurricane to cross from the Atlantic into the Pacific.                                                                                      
e. 2017 129 nations including Iran signed a treaty banning the development, storage and use of nuclear weapons but unfortunately North Korea and all of the existing nuclear powers did not so the planet still is under the shadow of total annihilation in the event of all out nuclear war.
Reflections on why we must avoid gibberish:”Focus your attention on the quality of your words, and not the quantity, because few sensible talks attracts millions of listeners more than a thousand gibberish.” Michael Bassey Johnson, noted Nigerian author whom all bureaucrats and politicians should listen to and heed his advice.
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