Tuesday, November 7, 2017

November 7, 2017 Ridley's Believe It Or Not Canine Lymphoma Awareness Day

 Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For November 7, 2017 The Middle East remains a volatile, dangerous place exacerbated by the soon to be nuclear armed Iran as Saudi Arabia called the launch of a missile made in Iran by Yemen rebels at Riyadh an act of war, vowing retaliation (hopefully the Arabs remember that Iran is not Arab but Persian and side with Iraq and Saudi Arabia and other Arab nations in the Middle East); Rep. Ted Lieu shows once again that the Reds are like biased Pavlov’s Pelosi trained dogs to after any shooting to respond with a rabid “more gun control” bark ignorant of the fact that two law abiding citizens with guns brought the killer down to have him kill himself; on the political front Reds and Indies are enjoying the snit fit of Debbie Wasserman Schultz while she is being lambasted for her extravagant spending on perks for herself and sloppy management of the DNC when the DNC was bankrupt and dependent on HJC for funding; Kelley should never have been able to purchase any weapon because of a conviction for domestic abuse while in the Air Force but the Air Force failed to submit his conviction to the National Crime Database and he was able to pass background checks; to no one’s surprise a nation that turns a deaf ear to its skeleton starving citizens to pursue its nuclear program, is being condemned by defectors informing the world that the North Korea test site is a nuclear devastated wasteland with the surrounding population bringing deformed babies into the world; Alec Baldwin infamous for his over the top and distasteful imitation of President Trump on SNL was soundly rebuked for false news claiming that Melania Trump is a fan of his Trump portrayals which she is not (this poet thinks they are not funny, disgusting and an unwarranted slam on the office); the sign of an end of rational discourse is the flipping of a finger and for Julie Briskman, age 50, riding her bike on a road who flipped President Trump the bird and was caught on a cell phone that went viral it is the sign of a good way to lose one’s job especially when one’s employer is a federal government contractor; 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 3201 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 Jay Zawatsky on the progressive bias of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, a music link to Creed, factoids of interest for this day in history, while wondering how laeotropic the Blues will go 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. Canine Lymphoma Awareness Day—created by the Terry Simons, noted dog agility trainer and competitor, after learning his dog had come down with canine lymphoma, a common form of cancer in dogs. The observance was created by him in January, 2015 to promote awareness of the disease and raise funds for research to combat the disease.
2. Notary Public Day—observed since 1975 to honor the authentication services notaries provide to insure that the person signing commercial documents or court pleadings is actually the person he claims to be. The profession has been in existence since Roman times.
3. 2000 Number One Song—the number one song in 2000 on a run of 1 week in that position was “Arms Wide Open” by Creed. Here is a recording of the song to enjoy: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=99j0zLuNhi8
4. Word of the Day—today’s word of the day is “laeotropic” which means a turn to the left which in political terms, the Blues are doing on a full head of steam.   
5. A Darker Damp Cave With No Exit—celebrating the birth on this day in 1964 of Dana Plato who began doing commercials at the age of 7 and was training to become a figure skater. In 1977 she had to choose between becoming an actress or competing on the U.S. Olympics figure skating team—she chose the former to star in the TV series sitcom Diff’rent Strokes and soon got into the drug scene, became pregnant and was cut loose. Her career never really rebounded and she could not beat her addictions and died of an overdose at the age of 34.
On this day in:                                                                                   
a. 1957 the Gaither Report called for more missiles and fallout shelters to be built to deter a Soviet missile attack and enable more Americans to survive a nuclear attack.                                                                                                                             b. 1967 Lyndon B. Johnson signed into law the Public Broadcasting Act of 1967 which created the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.
c. 1973 Congress having grown tired of the Vietnam War passed over President Nixon’s Veto the War Powers Act which curtailed the ability of the commander in chief to commit U.S. armed forces abroad.
d. 1991 Magic Johnson admitted that he had contracted AIDS and retired from basketball.
e. 1994 the student radio station WKYC at the University of North Carolina provided the first internet radio broadcast.
Reflections on the question of bias and lack of objectivity at taxpayer expense at the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB):V. I. Lenin famously stated: ‘The Capitalists will sell us the rope with which we will hang them.’ In the case of the CPB, Congress has not even been paid for the rope. It has been providing the hangman’s rope for free. CPB, while denying any actual progressive bias, will admit that it recognizes the possibility of bias.” Jay Zawatsky, noted professor of business and economics at Montgomery College. 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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