Monday, November 6, 2017

November 6,2017 Ridley's Believe It Or Not Malaria Day In the Amereicas

Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For November 6, 2017 CNN (aka Cack “News” Network) in a day of little news on Trump’s Asian trip scrapping barrel of fake news to slam Trump for overfeeding koi cutting the tape showing the same means Abe employed (anyone who watches CNN thinking they might see news as opposed to biased rants is delusional); ends justify the means so typical of Blues surfaced in Virginia governor’s race when Blue candidate was caught with a political race baiting ad that is disgusting beyond belief; Donna Belize is really slamming the Clintons for their anemic campaign, rigging the primaries and co-opting the DNC (what about being a Marvin K. Moody does HJC not understand?); news out of Saudi Arabia reflects a major shakeup of the royal family controlling the kingdom as numerous members of the royal family were being placed under arrest for corruption; details about Devin Kelley, the killer of 26 innocents at the First Baptist Church, reveal a troubled man, medicated on drugs for mental issues, discharged from the Air Force for assaulting wife and child which normally are grounds for denying ability to buy a firearm, and denied a permit to carry a gun and the events reveal the acts of two gun carrying Good Samaritans who chased him from the church and engaged in a shoot out with him shortly before he shot himself; almost like a stuck record or a gruesome  remake of Groundhog Day, Chicago style,  the carnage in Chicago continued unabated with total shootings in 2017 through November 5 increasing to 3197 and the death toll increasing to 557 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 relevant quote from Maria Shriver on my favorite topic, poetry, a music link to Santana, factoids of interest for this day in history, while hoping that you are not a victim of ladronism while secure in the knowledge that if you want to find a gift for any memorable events like birthday, 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. Malaria Day in the Americas—created by the Pan American Health Organization in 2007 to promote awareness of the disease of malaria and to advocate for expansion of eradication of mosquito vectors spreading the disease.
2. Obama Day (Kenya)—Obama may go down as one our worst presidents but in Kenya he is revered since his father was a Kenyan so today in Kenya the day is a national holiday to commemorate his son’s election as the first black president.
3. 1999 Number One Song—the number one song in 1999 on a run of 12 weeks in that position was “Smooth” by Santana. Here is a recording of the song to enjoy:
4. Word of the Day—today’s word of the day is “ladronism” which means robbery or banditry which is what we mere mortals suffer at the hands of the Swamp and its henchmen the IRS.   
5. First Lady With Real Class—celebrating the birth on this day in 1955 of Maria Shriver, niece to JFK, Robert Kennedy and Ted Kennedy, who left a journalism career to marry Arnold Schwarzenegger, a marriage that lasted 25 years but ended up in divorce after revelations that Arnold had fathered a son during the marriage with the couple’s maid. She is now a special anchor with NBC and active in the Special Olympics.
On this day in:                                                                                   
a. 1947 Meet the Press, the nation’s longest running TV show, made its debut.                                                                                                                             b. 1962 the UN General Assembly passed a resolution calling for all nations to cease economic and military relations with South Africa due to its policy of apartheid.
c. 1965 the U.S. and Cuba signed an agreement providing for the airlift of Cubans who wished to emigrate to the U.S.; when the program ended in 1973, some 260,000 Cubans had been airlifted to the U.S.
d. 1995 Art Modell announced that he had entered into an agreement to move his Cleveland Browns to Baltimore ending the twelve year drought of professional football in the city.
e. 2012 Democrat Tammy Baldwin became the first openly gay to be elected to the U.S. Senate.
Reflections on poetry by the birthday girl: “One of my greatest joys is poetry. I read it almost every day, and I've even taken a stab at writing some of my own. A poem I wrote for my mother when she was dying really helped me get through that hard time.” Maria Shriver could not agree with her more; my funeral memorials to my mother and dad were lifesavers to me. 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.
© November 6, 2017, Michael P. Ridley aka the Alaskanpoet 
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