Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For September 22, 2017 Disturbing news of Gestapo like tactics by the witch hunter in chief Robert Mueller’s team picking the lock on Manafort’s home while the unmaskers in chief Power and Rice are not the subject of any investigation of really outrageous threats to our democratic way of life; Elizabeth Warren who rails against the one percent while the affirmative action rules she totally bent by claiming Native American status to jump ahead of the line is now being properly slammed for her hypocrisy of milking the system to rise to the top (will her pathetic attacks on the one percent ever stop?); another example of why the Golden State is misnamed as Curry’s great contract payments run into the Californian tax blood sucking leech (no star athlete should ever agree to play for a California based team given its tax policy and should move to join any citizen outraged by the designation of California as a “Sanctuary State” and move out of this state; the lunatic now known as the “Rocket Man” is threatening to detonate a hydrogen bomb in the Pacific which adds another justification to hammering the nail on his coffin even if it is a nuclear preemptive strike that eliminates this lunatic and any and all of his supporters or family members; ivy at Harvard seems to find its way into the derriere of the image of Harvard as 150 professors have signed a letter protesting the revocation of fellow status of convicted traitor Manning who should have rotted in prison instead of having a feckless pathetic out going wimp commute his/her sentence (what an absolute crock and why parents should reject sending their kids to this university); with a rogue nation like North Korea, maybe some credence to the Biblical prediction that the world will end tomorrow but this poet is fearful that the only disaster will be that after nine straight losses to the Cardinal, UCLA will prevail on the 23rd; through September 20, 2017 in Chicago the number of people being shot climbed to 2760 and the death toll standing at 476 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 Roy Orbison, factoids of interest for this day in history, two relevant quotes by Sara Jane Moore on her failed assassination attempt on President Ford, pleased if you are able to avoid the babble of kelter and 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.
1. OneWebDay—created in 2006 to promote awareness of the internet and the need to protect its open and free access.
2. World Car Free Day—observed since 1994 to encourage people to leave their cars in the garage and to use other means of transportation like walking or biking to reach work or shopping.
3. 1964 Number One Song— the number one song in 1964 on a run of 3 weeks in that position was “Oh! Pretty Woman” by Roy Orbison. Here is a performance of the song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_PLq0_7k1jk
4. Word of the Day—today’s word of the day is “kelter” which means nonsense which is what we have to listen to from most denizens of the Swamp that defies the best efforts of Trump to drain it.
5. This Jet Takes Off with Great Sounds--celebrating the birth on this day in 1958 of noted rock singer Joan Larkin better known to her fans as Joan Jett; best known for her song “I Love Rock and Roll.”
On this day in:
a. 1692 the last women convicted of witchcraft in Salem, Massachusetts were hanged bringing a very sad part of our history to an end.
b. 1888 the National Geographic was first published.
c. 1927 Jack Dempsey lost the “long count” heavy weight championship match to Gene Tunney.
d. 1975 Sara Jane Moore, a five time divorcee and mother of four children failed in her attempt to assassinate President Ford; after serving 32 years in prison she was paroled.
e. 1993 a barges struck a railway bridge near Mobile, Alabama used by Amtrak’s Sunset Limited causing a derailment that killed 47 passengers and terminated future service of the Sunset Limited from New Orleans to Orlando.
Two reflections from Sara Jane Moore on the dog whistles of hate being blown by the left in reference to our president: “The government had declared war on the left. Nixon's appointment of Ford as Vice President and his resignation making Ford President seemed to be a continuing assault on America.” “I know now that I was wrong to try. Thank God I didn't succeed. People kept saying he would have to die before I could be released, and I did not want my release from prison to be dependent on somebody, on something happening to somebody else, so I wanted him to live to be 100." Let’s hope the left is moved by the second quote rather than the first.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.Poet Extraordinaire Beyond Compare
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