Wednesday, September 26, 2018

September 26, 2018 Ridley's Believe It Or Not European Day of Languages

Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For September 26, 2018 The circus over Kavanaugh with Avenatti joining the last minute smear campaign with his client Ms. Swetnick claiming Kavanaugh engaged in a gang rape continues amid doubts that Ms. Ford will appear on Thursday while her lawyer has released 4 statements from her husband and 3 friends indicating she told them of them of the incident several years ago (really hope she shows up to testify under oath about this attempted rape and her support team drops the myth that the FBI should investigate the claimed event); on the football front a competitor to the NFL that promises its players will stand during the National Anthem, the Alliance of American Football, has announced its formation and the four teams that will commence playing after the Super Bowl (will be interesting to see if the new league survives but the standing pledge is a great sign); on the why we need the Wall front Ramon Escobar, an illegal alien who had been deported 6 times, has been arrested for a string of fatal baseball bat attacks on homeless men in Southern California; Amazon Prime has announced the commencement of deliveries from Whole Foods in New York City and Miami; on the it’s no longer the Amigo Land front, the entire police force in Acapulco has been stripped of its guns, radios, and bullet proof vests due to fears it has been infiltrated by drug cartels (time to cross that destination off cruise ship stops); on the patient rip off front, helicopter Medevac providers are under Congressional scrutiny for sky high prices being charged; in Chicago, Emanuel’s announcement that he will not seek reelection has not curbed the gun violence as through September 25, 2018, 2284 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 369 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 Boyz II Men, factoids of interest for this day in history, the fact that you are not subject to narquois and a relevant quote from George Harrison on completing Abbey Road, 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. European Day of Languages—created by the European Union to encourage residents to become fluent in languages other than their native tongue which is a skill we Americans are woefully lacking.
2. National Compliance Officer Day—celebrating since 2016 to honor those officers of businesses that have the thankless job of insuring that they are in compliance with the myriad of complicated and often conflicting regulations that businesses are burdened with.
3. 1994 Number One Song— the number one song in 1994 on a run of 14 weeks in that position was “I’ll Make Love to You” by Boyz II Men. Here is a recording of the song:
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 “narquois” which means mocking which is what the Swamp creatures are prone to do when it comes to Middle America.
5. Big Iron in El Paso—celebrating the birth on this day in 1925 of iconic songwriter and singer Marty Robbins noted for such songs as El Paso and Big Iron who sadly died way too early at 57 from his third heart attack.
On this day in: 
a. 1969 the last album by the Beatles Abbey Road was released.
b. 1983 Australia II won the America’s Cup, ending the New York Yacht Club’s 132 year string of victories.
c. 1984 the United Kingdom and China agreed to the transfer of Hong Kong to China in 1997.
d. 2000 anti-capitalist demonstrations involving 12,000 protestors erupted in Prague DURING the meeting of the IMF and World Bank resulting in 900 arrests.
e. 2008 Swiss born Yves Rossy also known as Jetman became the first person to fly across the English Channel with a jet powered wing strapped to his back.
   Reflections on Abbey Road: “At the point we finished 'Abbey Road,' the game was up. We all accepted that.” George Harrison.
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