Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For April 10, 2018 Thanks to the potential refusal to cooperate by Governor Moonbeam in not sending the California National Guard to its border, the floodgate for illegals and cartel drugs will be wide open to be a magnet for illegals and drugs (flash to Governor Moonbeam—get on board to protect your residents); the sounds of silence from the ACLU on no knock raid on Trump’s lawyer Michael Cohen is appalling (conservatives or their lawyers are not worthy of protection by ACLU?); despite the distractions of Mueller’s no knock raid on his lawyer, Trump appears to be on track to respond to the chlorine gas attack by Assad’s forces; on the potential trade war front, China blinked on the issue of auto tariffs and easing restrictions on foreign ownership in China (hopefully the market rebounds after dropping close to 400 points due to Mueller’s no knock raid on Cohen); citizens in Colorado Springs and throughout Colorado should be outraged by Judge McHenry’s slap on the wrist of two scumbags participating in a gang rape of a 13 year old girl and demanding this judge by removed by the Colorado Senate or the Colorado Supreme Court since Colorado does not have provisions for voter recall that California has and will get to exercise on June 5 on Judge Persky who sentenced Stanford swimmer Brock Turner to six months (only three served for a sexual assault of an unconscious female behind a dumpster during a frat party); Jimmy Kimmel finally made a lukewarm apology to Sean Hannity but not to FLOTUS for his remarks mocking her role in the White House Easter Egg Hunt (Hannity can defend himself but Kimmel comes across as a pathetic coward for not apologizing directly to FLOTUS); Zuckerberg and his censorship leftist leaning thugs at Facebook should be facing a very hostile Congress when he testifies before Congress on Facebook’s data breach and its blocking of conservative views like Diamond and Silk (in a world where social media rules being denied access to social media by the likes of Zuckerberg is the equivalent of being sent to a Stalinist Gulag); in Chicago through April 8, 2018, 578 people have been shot, of whom 98 have died (no data on gun violence of April 9, 2018).
As always, I hope you enjoy today’s holidays and observances, a music link to Elvis Presley; factoids of interest for this day in history, the fact that you have a great chance of being macrobian by exercising, not smoking, and drinking and eating in moderation and a relevant quote by Daisy Ridley (no relation to this poet) on the benefits of hope, 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. Siblings Day—honoring the person or persons who almost 80% of human beings are either blessed with or cursed with—one’s sibling or siblings.
2. American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Day—created on this day in New York by Henry Bergh in response to seeing a horse whipped senselessly on the streets of New York City by its cart driver.
3. 1957 Number One Song— the number one song in 1957 on a run of 8 weeks in that position was “All Shook Up” by Elvis Presley. Here is a recording of the song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3rQEbQJx5Bo
4. Word of the Day—today’s word of the day is “macrobian” which means long lived which anyone who exercises, doesn’t smoke and watches his or her food consumption choices will have a good chance of achieving.
5. Same Name No Relation—celebrating the birth on this day in 1992 of Daisy Ridley, noted Star Wars actress but sadly for this poet no relation.
On this day in:
a. 1916 the Professional Golfers’ Association was created in New York City.
b. 1963 the nuclear submarine USS Thresher sank at sea killing all 123 sailors aboard.
c. 1970 Paul McCartney announced that he was leaving the Beatles for personal and professional reasons.
d. 1971 in an effort to effectuate a thaw in U.S. China relations, China invited the U.S. Table Tennis Team to visit for a week which ultimately led to President Nixon visiting China.
e. 1972 for the first time in the Vietnam War B-52’s began bombing North Vietnam.
Reflections on hope from the Star Wars birthday girl: “Hope makes people good, a lot of the time. You hope for a brighter future, and resentment is outweighed.” Daisy Ridley She is right on on this observation. 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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