Tuesday, October 24, 2017

October 24, 2017 Ridley's Believe It Or Not World Polio Day

Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For October 24, 2017 Five time deported scumbag Jose Zarate charged with the murder of Kate Steinle went on trial in sanctuary city San Francisco; this scumbag will be found guilty and the only question will be what degree of murder will stick and whether he, like Willie Horton years ago, will be the poster child of an effort to sweep open border sanctuary cities leftists like an aging Feinstein out of office in November; leftist Matt Damon now admits that he knew of Weinstein’s sexually predatory behavior after denying that knowledge earlier; Harvey Weinstein’s behavior is evidently alive and well in the country music arena as Katie Arminger has come out to allege being a target of groping and sexual harassment by DJs; Trump plans to declassify material on the JFK assassination  52 years ago; in a sign that even to Reds Hillary has become toxic, West Virginia Senator Joe Mancini has informed Hillary that she should stay away from his campaign; finally in a what’s good for the goose is good for the gander Mueller’s ever expanding witch hunt has added Tony Podesta, brother of Clinton’s chief campaign adviser, John Podesta (the real Russian collusion that the MSM will not reveal is the quid pro quo criminal activity arising out of the Uranium One deal and the almost 145 million dollars to the Foundation and the $500,000 speaking fee to Bill and the complicity of Loretta Lynch in blocking a FBI informant with evidence of quid pro quo and Russian targeting of the Clinton campaign with threats of criminal prosecution); almost a stuck record or a gruesome  remake of Groundhog Day, Chicago style,  the carnage in Chicago continued unabated with total shootings in 2017 through October 22 increasing to 3087 and the death toll increased to 535 and still nothing is being done to hinder or prevent the killings of minorities by minorities.
    As always, I hope you enjoy today’s holidays and observances, a music link to Phil Collins, factoids of interest for this day in history, hoping you are not labile, and  a relevant quote from Wilma Rudolph on adversity, secure in the knowledge that if you want to find a gift for any memorable events like birthdays, 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. World Polio Day—observed first on this day in 2013 to promote the eradication of polio thanks to the generosity of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. 
2. World Development Information Day—created by the UN General Assembly in 1972 to promote understanding of issues and problems in development and to strengthen international cooperation to address those issues and problems.
3. 1988 Number One Song—the number one song in 1988 on a run of 3 weeks in that position was “Groovy Kind of Love” by Phil Collins. Here is a recording of the song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HsC_SARyPzk
4. Word of the Day—today’s word of the day is “labile” which means the easy to change or unstable which most of Trump critics describes him to a tee.    
5. The Woman In Red—celebrating the birth on this day in 1903 of Melvin Purvis, an FBI agent best known for leading the team that shot and killed John Dillinger after he came out of a theater with a woman dressed in red and also shot and killed the notorious Pretty Boy Floyd. He retired from the FBI in 1935 to practice law and died in 1960 from an apparent self inflicted gunshot wound.
On this day in:                                                                                   
a. 1975 90% of all female workers in Iceland went on strike to protest gender pay inequality.
b. 1977 Veteran’s Day was observed for the seventh and last time on the fourth Monday in October and the holiday was moved the following year to November 11.
c. 1992 the Toronto Blue Jays became the first team located outside the United States to win a World Series.  
d. 2003 Concorde, the supersonic passenger jet, made its last flight.  
e. 2015 Adacia Chambers drove her car into a crowd of spectators watching the Oklahoma State Homecoming Parade, killing 4 and injuring 46. Her blood alcohol was .01 so she was charged with four counts of murder and 46 counts of assault likely cause death and pursuant to a plea bargain she will serve 55 years pending parole. Another example of why one should not drink and drive.   
Reflections on the ability of human beings to overcome adversity by a true champion:“I had a series of childhood illnesses; scarlet fever, pneumonia, polio. I walked with braces until I was at least nine years old. My life wasn’t like the average person who grew up and decided to enter the world of sports.” Wilma Rudolph known as the Black Gazelle who became the first woman to win three gold medals in an Olympic Games at Rome A smoker she lost the race against throat cancer and brain cancer and died too early in 1994 at the age of 64.  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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