Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For October 11, 2017 NBC (Nothing But Cack) is being blasted by Trump and Mattis on fake news of the U.S. increasing its nuclear arsenal by a factor of ten and by Ronan Farrow, a NBC reporter who broke the Harvey Weinstein news story that the Nothing But Cack refused to air (disgusting as more and more women have come forward to allege rape and inappropriate sexual request from the big time Democratic fund raiser and Hollywood mogul); Al Green the leftist Blue House member from Texas introduced articles of impeachment against Trump and then did not call for a vote so the articles expired (feel sorry for the residents of his district to have such a pathetic ideologue representing them); on the sexual depravity front, police in Chandler, Arizona have arrested one woman and are looking for two others who videotaped themselves playing with sex toys in front of the children at a daycare center (how sick is that?); on the nanny state front, some sanity has returned to Chicago as the one cent per ounce soda tax has been repealed due to public outcry; if you are a California wine aficionado with the fires raging in Northern California that have killed at least 21 people and are threatening vineyards, today would be a great day to stock up on wine; in Chicago through October 10, 2017, the number of people being shot climbed to 2979 and the death toll rising to 514 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 Exile, factoids of interest for this day in history, a relevant quote by the birthday boy Henry J. Heinz on success in the food business, bemoaning some judges who believe in kritarchy rather than a democracy 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. International Day of the Girl—created by the UN in 2012 to promote gender equality and awareness of the obstacles that girls face in the workplace and society, especially in those countries that follow Sharia.
2.General Pulaski Memorial Day—celebrating contribution made by General Pulaski on behalf of America during the Revolutionary War and his death on this day 1777 during the siege of Savannah by the British.
3. 1978 Number One Song—the number one song in 1978 on a run of 4 weeks in that position was “Kiss Me All Over” by Exile. Here is a performance of the song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8GymGszRFN8
4. Word of the Day—today’s word of the day is “kritarchy” which is a government by judges which many on the right believe we are suffering from especially in the very liberal 9th Circuit.
5. 57 Varieties—celebrating the birth on this day in 1844 of H.J. Heinz, who went on to create H.J. Heinz and Company which ultimately merged with Kraft.
On this day in:
a. 1890 the Daughters of the American Revolution was founded in New York City by lineal descendents of those who fought in the Revolutionary War for our independence from Great Britain.
b. 1910 former President Teddy Roosevelt became the first president to fly in a airplane built by the Wright Brothers for a brief flight of four minutes.
c. 1975 NBC aired the first episode of Saturday Night Live.
d. 1984 Kathryn Sullivan became the first American woman to perform a space walk while orbiting the Earth in a Shuttle.
e. 2001 the digital age claimed another victim, Polaroid Corporation as it filed for bankruptcy.
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