Wednesday, August 15, 2018

August 15, 2018 Ridley's Believe It Or Not National Failures Day

Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For August 15, 2018 Brennan who had the audacity to claim that President Trump had committed treason at the Helsinki Summit has had his security clearance revoked, sending Blues into a feeding frenzy; Andrew Cuomo the New York governor who has vowed to not cooperate in any fashion with ICE has declared that America was never great as he has caved on his reluctance to debate Cynthia Nixon (his father must be rolling in his grave over that remark); the jury now has the Manafort case which many claim was solely filed to flip Manafort against Trump in order to impeach him; in New Haven in another reason why we need the wall, 47 people overdosed from ingesting synthetic marijuana but fortunately no fatalities occurred; in Kinkersville, Ohio, the police chief fatally overdosed from fentanyl taken from the evidence room; on the lack of civility front, Blue Representative Stephen Cohen at a prayer breakfast wished that Trump would ask Red Senate candidate Blackburn to jump off a bridge; the Catholic Church in Pennsylvania has been castigated by a grand jury study of massive sexual abuse of minors by priests; on the internet access front and bias against conservatives, Twitter has joined other social media sites in banning conservative Alex Jones for one week; the spat between Turkey and the U.S. arising out of Turkey’s refusal to release an American pastor jailed under house arrest continues as Turkey has retaliated by imposing tariffs on a broad range of American products; fired Peter Strzock’s Go Fund Me account has raked in over $400,000 (why in heaven’s name would anyone contribute to that biased unfaithful agent); Keith Ellison despite allegations of sexual abuse by his former girlfriend prevailed in the Blue primary for Minnesota’s attorney general’s race; in Chicago while Rahm Emanuel continues to  imitate Nero playing the fiddle through August 11, 2018 1890 people mostly of color have been shot by mostly people of color, of whom 305 have died (when will Chicago get serious about this carnage or is this the case of true racism as a Blue run city turns a deaf ear and a blind eye to the slaughter of mostly people of color by mostly people of color and when will Emanuel who has been MIA resign or be voted out of office?)
        As always, I hope you enjoy today’s holidays and observances, a music link to Stevie Wonder,
factoids of interest for this day in history, the fact that you ideas are not full of morology, and a relevant quote from Melinda Gates on why one must give back,
secure in the knowledge that if you want to find a gift for any memorable events like college graduations, 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 Medical Dosimetrists Day—celebrating the contributions of radiology oncologists in the fight against cancer.
 2.  National Failures Day—commemorating the need to examine failures that occur in our society in order to learn from and prevent future failures.
3. 1963 Number One Song— the number one song in 1963 on a run of 3 weeks in that position was “Fingertips Part II” by Stevie Wonder. Here is a recording of the song by a very young singer/songwriter
4. Word of the Day—today’s word of the day is “morology” which means nonsense which describes much of the language emanating from the Swamp.
5. To Marry Well—celebrating the birthday on this day in 1964 of Melinda Gates, wife of Bill Gates and co-chair of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
 On this day in: 
a. 1969 the Woodstock Music and Art Fair commenced in upstate New York featuring some of the top names in the music business.
b. 1971 President Nixon ended the gold standard by eliminating the right of foreign investors to convert dollars in to gold.
c. 1973 the secret bombing of Cambodia by the U.S. came to an end.
d. 1985 Shannon Faulkner became the first female cadet to matriculate at the Citadel only to drop out one week later.
e. 2013 the Smithsonian announced the discovery of the olinguito, the first new carnivore specie discovered in the Americas in 35 years.
    Reflections on the need to give back: ” If you are successful, it is because somewhere, sometime, someone gave you a life or an idea that started you in the right direction. Remember also that you are indebted to life until you help some less fortunate person, just as you were helped.” Melinda Gates.
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