Sunday, February 25, 2018

February 25, 2018 Ridley's Believe It Or Not National Clam Chowder Day

Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For February 25, 2018 The Dems in California at their annual convention failed to endorse geriatric Senator Diane Feinstein’s bid for another term because she can’t hobble to the left of Kamals Harris fast enough and instead voted in favor of progressive leftist State Senator Kevin de Leon even though polls show Feinstein leading him by 29 percent; from McCabe’s testimony last year that the FISA warrants would never have been sought without the fallacious anti-Trump dossier the Schiff memo and new Blue allegations that the dossier was a minor reason to obtain the warrants, the Blues are scrambling to obfuscate the real threat to our democracy that the FBI and DOJ failed to disclose the dossier was at best not authenticated or at worse false and in either event it had been paid for by the DNC and HRC (still trying to find the transcript but given Schiff’s past performance when it comes to a lack of credibility and objectivity find it hard to believe anything that comes out of his mouth other than cack); look for a recall against Sheriff Israel if he does not resign—how many calls to the Cruz household had to occur before someone realized there was a problem (we also should be looking at whether the anti-police rhetoric and action by Blues is hindering the desire or ability of cops to put their lives on the line; while the Blues’ response to Parkland has been Pavlovian (more gun control) and the Reds more common sense (better background checks, end burpstocks), a more refreshing response has been that of a high school student entrepreneur Justin Rivard who has invented a device JustinKase that when used makes it impossible for a shooter to open a classroom door overcoming the weakness of merely locking the door only to have it shot through; February 23 Ridley's Believe It Or Not-This Day In History alerted the world that the day was Curling Is Cool Day and a day later for the U.S. as predicted by an episode of The Simpsons in 2010 it was, as the U.S. Mens Curling Team beat Sweden 10-7 to win the Gold Medal; in Chicago through February 24, 2018 340 people have been shot of whom 66 have died and in February through the same date 130 people have been shot of whom 30 have died (do not be surprised if at the end of February Chicago is averaging two Parklands per month in terms of number of dead and the left and Blue leaders are silent while mostly minority shooters with handguns kill mostly minorities—a true definition of racism).
        As always, I hope you enjoy today’s holidays and observances, a music link to Jennifer Lopez feat. LL Cool J, factoids of interest for this day in history, the fact that your cupboard of ideas on problem solving is locuplete and a relevant quote by Joseph Stalin on education as a weapon, 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. National Clam Chowder Day—celebrating a great meal whether it is Manhattan or New England and for this Alaskan brings back great memories of digging up a pail of clams at low tide off our front door in Petersburg and then making clam chowder to enjoy.
2. National Day Kuwait—slow day for holidays unless in Kuwait where the country celebrates National Day, showing the world what a unique place Kuwaitis believe their country to be especially since the Iraqis were evicted by the Coalition Forces.
3. 2003 Number One Song— the number one song in 2003 on a run of 4 weeks in that position  “All I Have” by Jenifer Lopez feat. LL Cool J. Here is a recording of the song:
4. Word of the Day—today’s word of the day is “locuplete” which means amply stocked which aptly describes the amount of rhetoric the Blues and Reds all too willing to sling at each other.
5. Too Biased For Any Handler—celebrating or bemoaning the birth on this day in 1975 of Chelsea Handler who once touted herself as a comedian and has now degenerated into a really too over the top rabid anti-Trumpster with rants that are not funny  but are the dog whistles of hate and discord that rational people should completely tune out.
          On this day in:                                                               
a. 1956 in a better late than never moment Nikita Khrushchev in a speech entitled On the Cult of Personality and Its Consequences denounced the largest mass murder in history, Joseph Stalin, and the cult of personality that surrounded him.
b. 1987 Southern Methodist University became the first collegiate football team to receive what is known as the “death penalty” and was banned from any competition in 1987 due to violations of NCAA rules.
c. 1991 with the Soviet Union having dissolved, the Warsaw Pact was also dissolved.
d. 1994 at the Cave of the Patriarchs in Hebron, West Bank, Baruch Goldstein opened fire on Palestinian worshippers with an automatic rifle, killing 29 and wounding 125 before he was beaten to death by the survivors.
e. 1997 Yi Han-yong, a defector from North Korea and relative of Kim Jong-Un was murdered in Bundang, South Korea by unknown assailants who were never caught but believed to be North Korean special forces.
Reflections on our educational system and its PC slant that proves the wisdom of this mass murderer: “Education is a weapon whose effects depend on who holds it in his hands and at whom it is aimed.” Joseph Stalin   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.
© February 25, 2018 Michael P. Ridley aka the Alaskanpoet
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