Wednesday, April 25, 2018

April 25, 2018 Ridley's Believe It Or Not World Malaria Day

Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For April 25, 2018  Red Debbie Lasko was victorious last night in a special election in Arizona in a district Trump won by 21 points, beating her Blue opponent by over six points; Maxine Waters bias and hatred bile oozing from every pore was honored at a gala put on by Time Magazine honoring the 100 most influential was calling for Trump to resign (typical rant as she competes with Pelosi to be the most despised Blue by the Reds in the House); Melania Trump pulled off a winning state dinner for the Macrons without having to hire an event planner as was the case under Obama Administration (what an absolute woman of class); Randa Jarrar who lashed out at Barbara Bush on her death and had over 10,000 people signing petitions demanding her removal has dodged the discipline bullet according to President Joseph Castro (what a joke masquerading as a professor to condemn her students to steady dose of propaganda ill suited to assist them in gaining meaningful employment); another day in Afghanistan another day of complete mismanagement of the Afghanistan reconstruction efforts by the World Bank as several billions may have been lost due to mismanagement and corruption leaving U.S. taxpayers holding the bag; Andrew Yang an entrepreneur running for president on the Blue ticket has come up with a ridiculous idea of paying every citizen 18-64 $1,000 a month costing the Treasury $2 trillion (shades of free bread and entertainment in the Coliseum during the Roman Empire); Cristina Cifuentes, a regional Madrid premier caught on tape shoplifting and exposed as forging her Master’s Degree was forced to resign; the NFL already reeling from the kneeling protests during the National Anthem and the concern over concussions and brain injuries now has cheerleaders filing lawsuits over sexual harassment by the teams and their fans; in Chicago through April 23, 2018, 690 people have been shot, of whom 115 have died.
        As always, I hope you enjoy today’s holidays and observances, a music link to Frank and Nancy Sinatra, factoids of interest for this day in history, the fact that usually thieves with mainour are caught and a relevant quote by Maraboli on Parent Alienation Syndrome and its effect on children,  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. Parent Alienation Awareness Day—promoting awareness since 2005 of the collateral damage that too often occurs during divorces in which the custodial parent to the detriment of the children seeks to alienate the noncustodial parent from the children.   
2. World Malaria Day—one of the eight disease prevention days of the World Health Organization promoting efforts to combat this deadly disease that kills tens of thousands of people each year in Africa and the Middle East primarily.   
3. 1967 Number One Song— the number one song in 1967 on a run of 4 weeks in that position was “Somethin’ Stupid” by Frank and Nancy Sinatra.  Here is a recording of the father and daughter duo:
4. Word of the Day—today’s word of the day is “mainour” which means stolen goods discovered on or near a thief. 
5. A Star Is Born—celebrating the birth on this day in 1969 of actress and producer Renee Zellweger who had her first break in Jerry Maguire and went on to receive Academy Award Nominations and Oscars and is now working on a biopic of Judy Garland.
         On this day in: 
a. 1953 Francis Crick and James Watson published a paper describing the double helix structure of DNA.
b. 1954 the first practical solar cell was demonstrated by Bell Labs.
c. 1959 the St. Lawrence Seaway linking the Great Lakes to the Atlantic Ocean was opened for business.
d. 1961 Robert Noyce was granted a patent for an integrated circuit..
e. 2004 a large crowd of marchers estimated to be 500,000-800,000 marched in the March for Women’s Lives in Washington, D.C. to protest the Partial Birth Abortion Ban Act of 2003 which was ultimately ruled to be constitutional by SCOTUS.  
Reflections on Parent Alienation Syndrome’s effects: “Parental Alienation is an emotional act of violence that is aimed at an adult, but critically wounds a child.” Steve Maraboli, noted speaker and author.   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.             
© April 25, 2018 Michael P. Ridley aka the Alaskanpoet
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