Thursday, November 9, 2017

November 9, 2017 Ridley's Believe It Or Not World Freedom Day

Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For November 9, 2017  the Washington Post, that paragon of objectivity when dealing with Trump and any Red, just run a story that 38 years ago 14 year old Leigh Corfman was sexually molested by Roy More when he was 32, a claim that he vehemently denies (never underestimate the ability of the left to stoop to new lows in attacking Red politicians); the jury in the trial of Sen Mendez for bribery and corruption is in its third day of deliberation as a dismissed juror predicted a hung jury and voiced her view to reporters that the prosecution was trying to railroad the senator and she would have voted for his acquittal; the Cack News Network the leftist bastion of women’s rights has been  hit with a class action lawsuit claiming racial discrimination by 205 of its African American employees which should further muddy the waters of the proposed AT&T merger that  the DOJ is opposing;  the Juice evidently had consume too much juice and was booted out of Las Vegas hotel for a drunken disturbance which should be a violation of his parole and should put him back where he belongs—prison; the Reds in the Senate have unveiled their tax bill which is more like the mouse that “roared” in that the corporate tax cut to 20% does not kick in until 2019 but on the plus side eliminates the state and local tax deduction and lowers the lowest rate to 12% and the highest rate from 39.6% to 38.5% (watch the Blue ideologues like Warren, Harris, and Schumer blast it a tax cut for millionaires and billionaires at the expense of the middle class; Kathy Griffin evidently is so full of anti Trump bile that she fainted on stage during a performance;  through November 8, 2017 3211 mostly minorities shot by mostly minorities have been shot in Chicago, of whom 560 have died.
 As always, I hope you enjoy today’s holidays and observances, a music link to Eminem, factoids of interest for this day in history, a relevant quote by Erich Honecker on the future longevity of the Berlin Wall, hoping if sailing in shallow waters you do not run into some lagan, blessed with a positive attitude and 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 Freedom Daydesignated by President Bush in 2001 to commemorate the opening of the Berlin Wall to all traffic vehicular and pedestrian on midnight November 9, 1989.
2. Day of the Skull—if in Bolivia you would be celebrating by decorating the skulls of ancestors kept by you to protect the living and decorating them with fresh flowers.
3. Number One Song in 2002—celebrating the number 1 song in 2002 on a run of 12 weeks in that position “Love Yourself” by Eminem. Here is a link to the song:
4. Word of the Day—the word of the day is “lagan” which is wreckage or cargo at the bottom of the sea and in the age massive amounts of drugs often will be drugs tossed overboard at the sight of an intercepting Coast Guard Cutter.
5.  The Rowing to God Ended Way Too Early--celebrating the birth on this day in 1928 of Pulitzer Prize winning poet Anne Sexton noted for her confessional style of poetry but who battled depression and mania and committed suicide by carbon monoxide poisoning on October 4, 1974.       
 On this day in:
1. 1960 Robert McNamara became the first nonFord president of Ford only to resign a month later to join JFK’s administration as the Secretary of Defense. 
2. 1965 22 year old Catholic Worker Movement member Roger Allen Laporte set himself on fire in front of the United Nations in New York to protest the Vietnam War.   
3. 1967 the first issue of Rolling Stone magazine was published.      
4. 1970 SCOTUS refused to hear the case of Massachusetts v. Laird by a 6-3 vote to rule on the constitutionality of whether Massachusetts residents could refuse to serve in Vietnam since the Congress had not passed a declaration of war.   
5. 1998 a federal district court judge ordered 37 brokerage houses to pay to class action plaintiffs $1.03 billion to compensate for price fixing on NASDAQ, the largest civil verdict in U.S, history.
Reflections on th e end of the Berlin Wall: The Wall will be standing in 50 and even in 100 years, if the reasons for it are not removed.” Erich Honecker, GDR head of state, January 1989 Talk about a prediction that was only off by a little more that 49 years and surpassed by Hitler’s pronouncement that the Third Reich would last a thousand years. 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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