Friday, December 1, 2017

December 1, 2017 Ridley's Believe It Or Not World AIDS DAYd

Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For December 1,2017 Michael Flynn is the first scalp for Robert Mueller to hang on the witch-hunt pole after Flynn pled guilty to lying to the FBI (lying to the FBI is never a good idea but one would hope the court cuts General Flynn some slack in recognition of his service to this country despite the audience cheering loudly on the leftist The View whose panel is totally clueless on the foreign policy issues that face us; the FBI after claiming they had no records of the secret meeting between Clinton and Lynch on the Phoenix tarmac days before Hillary was scheduled to be interviewed by the FBI found 27 pages of emails which were released to Judicial which reveal that the FBI was focusing on finding the mole who leaked the existence of a “chance” meeting in order to “discuss grandchildren and golf” (believe that and you are a candidate to buy the Brooklyn Bridge); outrage continues to grow over the travesty the acquittal of Kate Steinle’s killer (if there is a silver lining in this tragedy it is that it may be the impetus to correct this nonsense of sanctuary cities to harbor illegal aliens and may revive Kate’s Law to incarcerate multiple deportees; on the terror front, Germany dodged the terrorist bullet as police found explosives at a Potsdam Christmas market; on the tax cut front, the White House and the Senate’s top Republican have indicated that they have the votes to pass the tax cut bill which should spur economic growth and free this nation from the legacy of Obama’s anemic economic record; on the racist front Texas State University fired the editor for the student newspaper after it published an editorial claiming whites are an aberration and shouldn’t be allowed to exist; almost a stuck record or a gruesome  remake of Groundhog Day, Chicago style,  the carnage in Chicago continued unabated with total shootings by mostly minorities against mostly minorities in 2017 through November 28 increasing to 3352  of whom 583 have died while 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 music link to the Glenn Miller Band, factoids of interest for this day in history, knowing that if vacationing in Bali today one should be alert to avoid being hit by lapilli, a relevant quote by Larry Kramer on heroes, 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 AIDS Daycreated in 1988 to promote awareness of the pandemic of AIDS caused by the HIV virus and the need for more research to produce vaccines that will eliminate the scourge.
2. Rosa Parks Day (Oregon and Ohio)—celebrated by these two states on the anniversary of Rosa Park’s refusal to move to the back of a bus in Montgomery, Alabama in 1955 resulting in her arrest and the Montgomery Bus Boycott, one of the pivotal events in the Civil Rights Movement.   
3. 1941 Number One Song— the number one song in 1941 on a run of 9 weeks in that position was “Chattanooga Choo Choo” by the Glenn Miller Band. Here is a recording of the song:
4. Word of the Day—today’s word of the day is “lapilli” which are small stones ejected by a volcano’s eruptions which tourists on the Island of Bali would see spewing from the active volcano Mt. Agung which is threatening the popular tourist destination.    
5. PC Produces No Laughter--celebrating the birth on this day 1970 of politically incorrect comedian Sarah Silverman who was also a noted writer and performer for SNL.
       On this day in:                                                                                   
a. 1862 in his State of the Union Address, President Lincoln reaffirmed the need to abolish slavery.
b. 1913 Ford Motor Company introduced the first moving assembly line.
c. 1919 Lady Astor became the first female to take a seat in the House of Commons.
d. 1969 the first draft lottery since World War II was held.
e. 1990 the tunnel sections started from France and England meet 40 meters under the seabed under the English Channel.     
Reflections on AIDS: “AIDS is a plague - numerically, statistically and by any definition known to modern public health - though no one in authority has the guts to call it one.” Larry Kramer, noted gay author, playwright and LGBT activist 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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