Friday, August 3, 2018

August 3, 2018 Ridley's Believe It Or Not International Beer Day

Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For August 3, 2018 the new head of the VA has warned that Trump’s signature program of allowing veterans to go to private physicians is doomed to failure due to the practice of the VA not paying private physicians (why this stiffing practice cannot be rectified is a  mystery) the man suspected of killing former president George H.W. Bush’s cardiologist was cornered by police and committed suicide; on the good Samaritan front an ex corrections officer and a member of the Coast Guard subdued an unruly passenger on a Delta Airlines flight who was threatening to take the plane down; the Carr Fire still out of control has spawned a tornado of destruction as fire crews struggle to contain the blaze; on the legal public employee union front Washington Public Unions have been sued due to their reluctance to follow the Janus decision by SCOTUS banning forcing employees to join public unions; a meteor struck the Earth near the Thule Ari Force Base in Greenland and detonated with a force of 2.1 kilotons of explosives; Omarosa, former director of communications for the Trump Administration is back in the news with a new book slamming Trump and attacking his mental state of affairs; Florida is being hit with a red algae bloom which has devastated marine life and tourism; through August 2, 2018 1728 people mostly of color have been shot by mostly people of color, of whom 278 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 people of color by people of color?).
        As always, I hope you enjoy today’s holidays and observances, a music link to the Crew Cuts,  factoids of interest for this day in history, the fact that you do not molochize your values, and a relevant quote from Karlie Kloss on doing a runway, 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. International Beer Day—created in Santa Cruz by Jesse Avshalomov in 2007 to celebrate drinking and making of beer.
2.  Airplane Crop-duster Day—celebrating the pilots who spray fields with pesticides and insecticides to protect our food crops.
3. 1949 Number One Song— the number one song in 1954 on a run of 7 weeks in that position was “Sh-Boom” by the Crew Cuts. Here is a recording of the song:
4. Word of the Day—today’s word of the day is “molochize” which means to sacrifice which when it comes to promises made to get elected politicians quickly molochize upon reaching office.
5. It’s No Secret—celebrating the birth on this day in 1992 on super model Karlie Kloss who at 6’1” certainly stands out and dominates the cover of Vogue and the runways of Victoria Secret.
 On this day in: 
a. 1921 Major League Baseball Commissioner Judge Kenesaw Mountain Landis confirm the banning of the 8 Chicago Black Sox the day after they were acquitted by a jury of conspiring to fix the World Series.
b. 1946 Santa Claus Land, the world’s first themed park, opened in Santa Claus, Indiana.
c. 1972 the U.S. Senate ratified the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty.
d. 1977 Tandy Corporation announced the TRS-80, the first mass produced personal computer.
e. 2004 the pedestal of the Statute of liberty reopened after being closed due to the attacks on 9/11.
    Reflections on a runway:” I still get butterflies when I'm doing a runway show. The music starts, you're wearing these gorgeous clothes and your nervous about your high heels, if your shoes are going to break, if your going to slip or do something wrong.” Karlie Kloss. In addition to being a real beauty she is in the forefront of teaching girls how to write code.
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