Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For October 6, 2017 In another real war on women, an overweight pathetic slob Harvey Weinstein who is being charged by numerous actresses of having to provide sexual favors in order to move their career forward is reaching out to his fellow leftist hypocrites for support (the only persons he should be reaching out to are dieticians to help him shed weight from his obese body that should turn off any sane woman); in another example of leftist rhetoric that needs to be eliminated and a real example of the war on women, Stephen Krieg a Blue candidate in New York for the House is blasting the Red female incumbent for being a “child”(at least this sexist is true to his last name which means war in German); Edith Macias that foul mouthed UC Riverside student may be facing felony charges for ripping off a Make America Great hat off a student’s head and verbally assaulting him (not sure prison is the right place to put this foul mouthed obese loser but certainly anger management and diversity respect classes might be a requirement); Beau Bergdahl is expected to plead guilty to desertion and may face life imprisonment; the Trump administration has scaled back the requirement that ACA insurance provide for free contraceptives (never understood why insurance companies had to eat the cost of a person’s chosen sexual activity); President Trump is rattling the cage of this nation’s foes like North Korea in talking about the “quiet before the storm”; 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 5, 2017, the number of people being shot climbed to 2928 and the death toll rising to 503 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 Neil Sedaka, factoids of interest for this day in history, a relevant quote by Carole Lombard on a woman’s role, knowing that honesty trumps being knackish 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. German American Day—celebrating the contribution to our culture of German Americans and commemorating the founding of Germantown, Pennsylvania in 1683 by 13 German families.
.2. Manufacturing Day—celebrated on the first Friday in October since 2012 and one of President Trump’s favorite observances especially if the manufacturing is occurring in America as he is striving to bring high paying manufacturing jobs back to America.
3. 1975 Number One Song—the number one song in 1975 on a run of 3 weeks in that position was “Bad Blood” by Neil Sedaka. Here is a performance of the song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YTTVx--i3m0
4. Word of the Day—today’s word of the day is “knackish” which means a cunning or crafty which most politicians think they are but in reality are not especially in the cases of politicians like HRC who believe they are above the law.
5. Trains May Take Longer But They Usually Arrive—celebrating the birth on this day in 1908 of Janet Peters better known to her fans as Carole Lombard who was one of the highest paid actresses in the 30’s and was the wife of Clark Gable but instead of taking the train back from a war bond rally in which she raised $2 million in one night took a plane back to Los Angeles instead and crashed on January 16, 1942 shortly after being refueled in Las Vegas, killing all aboard (ironic in her last movie released after her death one of her lines which was deleted in post production was “What can happen on a plane?”)
On this day in:
a. 1927 the Jazz Singer, the first prominent “talkie” premiered starring Al Jolson.
b. 1967 the first class of physician assistants graduated from Duke University, marking the beginning a new medical profession with graduates having a lot less student debt that physicians.
c. 1979 Pope John Paul II became the first Pope to visit the White House.
d. 1981 Egyptian President Anwar Sadat was assassinated by radical Islamists most likely due to his peace treaty with Israel.
e. 2007 Jason Lewis after 4833 days (often had to stop and raise money to finance the trip) became the first person to circumnavigate the globe by human power traveling some 45,505 miles and surviving being hit by a drunk driver in the U.S. and being arrested for spying in Sudan.
Reflections on a woman’s role in a male dominated society and profession: “I live by a man's code, designed to fit a man's world, yet at the same time I never forget that a woman's first job is to choose the right shade of lipstick.” Carole Lombard 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.