Saturday, September 29, 2018

September 29, 2018 Ridley's Believe It Or Not National Coffee Day

Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For September 29, 2018 The circus over Kavanaugh continues as the FBI has opened a 7th background check after Flake’s tantrum that the Senate should not vote on confirmation until the FBI conducts a brief supplemental background check while Blues are pushing a new misleading narrative that, after Kavanaugh’s defense of their last minute smear job, he does not possess the temperament to be a justice of SCOTUS (what a crock after being accused of being a multiple rapist and having his integrity and reputation destroyed what judge would not do what ala Clarence Thomas did— slam into the Blues as a lynch mob); a Go Fund Me account has raised over $500k for Professor Ford; Pelosi is up to her old tricks sending out a false fund raising email claiming despicable Reds will confirm Kavanaugh in matter of hours without any further investigations (keep up the good work Nancy as when it comes to Red voter turnout you are the best thing since sliced bread); call it the Ford effect but another woman in Seattle, Ms. Faber, has broken her silence and claimed Red minority leader of the Washington State Senate Fain raped her in 2007 after a night of both drinking too much following her graduation from Georgetown University; on the trade war front, increased speculation that Canada and U.S. will conclude negotiations to replace NAFTA soon after Trump announced plans to impose tariffs on Canadian auto exports if a deal cannot be negotiated; on the tax cut front the House has passed a bill to make the Trump tax cuts (also known to Blues as the Crumbs Bill) permanent; in Chicago, Emanuel’s announcement that he will not seek reelection has not curbed the gun violence as through September 28, 2018, 2303 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 371 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 Los Del Rio, factoids of interest for this day in history, the fact that you have nary troubling issues today and a relevant quote from Lewis Black on coffee, 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 Coffee Day—promoting the consumption of a drink that has been around the Middle East since the 6th Century and Europe since 1615; where would our mornings be without starting them with a fresh brewed cup of your favorite roast.
2. World Heart Day—created by the World Heart Foundation in 2000 to inform people worldwide that heart disease and stroke are the leading causes of death.
3. 1996 Number One Song— the number one song in 1996 on a run of 8 weeks in that position was “Macarena” by Los Del Rio. 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 “nary” which means not a one, not at all which in our era of gridlock describes the number of politicians willing to cross the aisle in search of compromise.
5. Blazing a Trail of Comedy—celebrating the birth on this day in 1942 of comedian actress Madeline Wolfson better known to her fans as Madeline Kahn, best remembered for her role in Blazing Saddles who unfortunately died from ovarian cancer on December 3, 1999 at the age of 57.
    On this day in: 
a. 1907 the cornerstone for the Washington National Cathedral was laid.
b. 1923 in a pre Article 9 moment the first American Track and Field Championships for Women consisting of 11 events was held in Newark, New Jersey.
c. 1975 WGPR of Detroit, Michigan became the first black owned and operated TV station to begin broadcasting.
d. 2004 Asteroid 4179 Toutatis in a too close moment passed within 4 lunar distances of Earth.
e. 2007 Calder Hall, the world’s first commercial nuclear power plant which opened in the United Kingdom in 1956 was destroyed in a controlled explosion following its decommissioning.
   Reflections on the power of coffee:”I like coffee because it gives me the illusion I might be awake.” Lewis Black, noted American standup comedian and actor.
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