Tuesday, September 25, 2018

September 25, 2018 Ridley's Believe It Or Not International Ataxia Awareness Day

Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For September 25, 2018 The circus over Kavanaugh continues amid doubts that Ms. Ford will appear on Thursday (innocent until proven guilty totally tossed out the window by Blue Senators); Ms. Ford is complaining big time that her questioner will be a female attorney skilled in sexual abuse cases; Bill Cosby has been sentenced to 3 to 10 years and was led away in handcuffs; President Trump spoke to the United Nations today announcing the days of ripping off the United States are over; Dunkin’ Donuts has changed its name and will be known only as Dunkin’; Weight Watchers is also in the name game change, changing its name to WW to emphasize its focus on wellness as opposed to just weight loss; Maxine Waters call to get into the faces of Red office holders has just claimed another victim, Ted Cruz and his wife were hounded out of a Swamp restaurant (when will the idiots on the left understand that they are continuing to blow the dog whistles of calls to violence and sooner than later someone is going to get killed or severely injured); on the Islamic intolerance front police in the Maldives have destroyed and underwater art gallery that the president of the country has declared to be an insult to Islam (good place to avoid for a honeymoon trip); Beto O’Rourke has received 4 Pinocchio’s for denying he tried to flee the scene of a DUI accident in 1998 in El Paso, Texas;  in Chicago, Emanuel’s announcement that he will not seek reelection has not curbed the gun violence as through September 24, 2018, 2276 people mostly of color including anti-gun violence activist Delmonte Johnson a teenage leader of GoodKids Mad City gunned down on Wednesday while playing basketball, have been shot by mostly people of color, of whom 366 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).
        As always, I hope you enjoy today’s holidays and observances, a music link to Mariah Carey, factoids of interest for this day in history, the fact that you are not in need of narcology and a relevant quote from Dwight Eisenhower on Montgomery’s plan to end the war in Europe, 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 Ataxia Awareness Day—creating awareness for a disease that attacks the ability to coordinate muscle movement.
2. National Voter Registration Day—celebrating since 2012 the need for all citizens to register in order to be able to vote and then actually vote on Election Day.
3. 1993 Number One Song— the number one song in 1993 on a run of 8 weeks in that position was “Dreamlover” by Mariah Carey. Here is a recording of the song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CqBtS6BIP1E
4. Word of the Day—today’s word of the day as we move from words beginning with “m” to words beginning with “n”  is “narcology” which means the study of and treatment of narcotic abuse, a skill desperately needed given our opioid epidemic that is running rampant in this land.
5. Melrose Place Fall from Grace—celebrating the birth on this day in 1961 of note TV actress Heather Locklear who has fallen on hard times and once again is in rehab.
On this day in: 
a. 1890 Congress in a victory for redwoods established Sequoia National Park. b. 1944 surviving elements of the British First Airborne Division successfully evacuated Arnhem, Holland bringing Operation Market Garden to its disastrous end.
c. 1956 TAT-1 the first transatlantic telephone cable went into operation.
d. 1974 Doctor Frank Jobe performed the first ulnar ligament replacement surgery on L.A. Dodger pitcher Tommy John who was able to return to the mound to win 168 more games of his career 288 wins.
e. 1977 about 4,200 took part in the first Chicago Marathon 2007 with American Dan Cloeter winning the men’s race and American Dorothy Doolittle winning the women’s race.
   Reflections by Eisenhower on Montgomery’s single thrust concept for winning the war that led to Operation Market Garden: “What you're proposing is this – if I give you all the supplies you want, you could go straight to Berlin – right straight (500 miles) to Berlin? Monty, you're nuts. You can't do it. What the hell[?] … If you try a long column like that in a single thrust you'd have to throw off division after division to protect your flanks from attack.”  Ike was right and the supplies to Operation Market Garden would have been put to better use if given to Patton.
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