Friday, October 6, 2017

October 5. 2017 Ridley's Believe It Or Not World Charity Day

Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For October 5, 2017 The NRA has asked the ATF to review modifiers like the bump stock used by Paddock  in his horrific killing spree in Vegas (news flash that should surprise you—bump stocks were approved by the Obama administration); more troubling news on Paddock is that he had booked other rooms in cities with concerts; in a classic example of the rhetoric that must be toned down, Nancy Sinatra whose singing career has long since faded into oblivion tweeted that members of the NRA should face a firing squad (what a great way to rationally discuss issues); Reds should be shaking in their boots as a replace Pelosi movement seems to be taking root (nothing brings out Red voters faster than a sound bite from Pelosi and perhaps Schumer also due to their scorched earth obstructionism); the female head of the RNC rightfully blasted Michell Obama for her inane comment that the Reds were all men and all white while denigrating and demeaning the 41% of women who voted for Trump (time for Michelle to disappear into the garden which hopefully uses no pesticides that would affect her judgment); Marsha Blackburn a Red Congresswomen from Tennessee has announced her run to fill the seat of retiring RINO Corker (news flash Michelle she is a woman); Cam Newton is in hot water was dropped by Dannon as a spokesman due to his sexist comments to a female reporter; Harvey Weinstein a leftist power broker is being accused by several women of being forced to provide sexual favors; in another example that depravity when it comes to a male’s reptilian brain, Red Congressman Tim Murphy from Pennsylvania is resigning after revelations that he asked his mistress to have an abortion though he is a staunch pro lifer; in Chicago the month of September ended with 57 dead (which when some of the critically wounded might die will be barely less than the 58 fatalities resulting from 9-11 minutes of shooting by Stephen Paddock in Vegas and through October 4, 2017, the number of people being shot climbed to 2913 and the death toll rising to 501 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 Olivia Newton-John, factoids of interest for this day in history, a relevant poem by Francis of Assisi on charity, praying that kleptocracy does not reign today in the Swamp  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.
1International Day of Charity—created by the UN General Assembly in 2012 and celebrated on this day since 2013 to promote charity at all levels at each nation.
. 2. World Teachers Day—celebrated since 1994 to promote awareness of the need for teachers to have ample resources to teach our children.
3. 1974 Number One Song—the number one song in 1974 on a run of 2 weeks in that position  was “I Honestly Love Your” by Olivia Newton-John. Here is a performance of the song:
 4. Word of the Day—today’s word of the day is “kleptocracy” which means a government by thieves which seems to fit the tee on April 15 of each year or when we learn of government waste and abuse. 
5.  This Actress Sinks Not—celebrating the birth on this day in 1975 of British actress Kate Winslet best known for her role in the blockbuster movie Titanic.     
On this day in:                       
a. 1857 the future home of the Magic Kingdom, Anaheim was founded.
b. 1921 the World Series was first broadcast live on radio.                                               
c. 1947 President Truman gave the first televised address from the White House.   
d. 1962 the first of many James Bond movies Dr. No, starring Sean Connery as Bond and featuring Ursala Andress was released.
 e. 1982 Johnson and Johnson instituted a nationwide recall of Tylenol after learning that 7 people in Chicago died from taking Tylenol that had been contaminated with cyanide. 
Reflections on why a deceased’s U-Haul is never present at the funeral or memorial service and why charity is a great ideal: “Men lose all the material things they leave behind them in this world, but they carry with them the reward of their charity and the alms they give. For these, they will receive from the Lord the reward and recompense they deserve.” Francis of Assisi 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 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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