Tuesday, September 4, 2018

September 4, 2018 Ridley's Believe It Or Not Newspaper Carrier Day

Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For September 4, 2018 Nike as sadly joined the corporate culture by tapping Colin Kaperknick to be the face of its “Just do it” campaign in a move designed to halt falling sales even as news of people disgusted with the arrangement burning Nike shoes; Ex-CIA Director John Brennan no longer content with bashing President Trump lauded praise on Kaperknick for embodying the spirit of the Constitution “in order to make a more perfect union” (nothing more perfect about kneeling as a total ineffective way of protesting perceived racial injustice and dividing further the nation, causing a decline in NFL ratings and insulting the flag and those who have served and died to protect it); Kavanaugh hearing suffering from campaign posturing by Booker, Harris, Blumenthal and Feinstein while interrupted by heckling from the audience as Kavanaugh waits to be grilled by hostile Blues on the Senate Judiciary Committee who have already made up their mind to vote no and whose last straw is that while the White House has delivered more documents than the latest 5 justices combined not all documents relating to his time working for Starr and President Bush as secretary have been delivered evan though many of the numerous documents delivered have not even been read (grasping straws that should go down in flames); Pastor Jasper Williams who gave the eulogy for Aretha Franklin and spoke the truth that black children growing up in single mom families were at a great disadvantage has been castigated by members of the Franklin family (she had 3 of her 4 children out of wedlock which is a trait all too common in the black community as 77% of black children are born out of wedlock); Tropical Storm Gordon is expected to regain hurricane status before landfall in Mississippi; in Chicago as protestors protesting the gun violence by blocking an expressway were arrested while Rahm Emanuel continues to  imitate Nero playing the fiddle and Chicago’s top cop lays the blame directly on prosecutors and lenient judges not sending armed thugs to jail, through September 2, 2018, 2096 people mostly of color have been shot by mostly people of color, of whom 336 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 finally Emanuel has announced he will not seek reelection when his term expires-finally this failure is doing the right thing).
        As always, I hope you enjoy today’s holidays and observances, a music link to Emotions, factoids of interest for this day in history, the fact that you are blessed with an open mind and not cursed with mumpsimus, and a relevant quote from Vic Snyder on the integration of Central High School in Little Rock, 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. Newspaper Carrier Day—commemorating the hiring of Barney Flaherty as the nation’s first paper boy by the New York Sun on this day in 1833.
 2. Another Look Unlimited Day—observing a day to look around your residence to see if there are items you no longer need or use and give them to charity or repurpose them as opposed to throwing them into the trash.
 3. 1977 Number One Song— the number one song in 1977 on a run of 5 weeks in that position was “Best of My Love” by Emotions. Here is a recording of the song:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JFC6IDh00gI
4. Word of the Day—today’s word of the day is “mumpsimus” which means to stubbornly hold on to a view even after shown to be wrong which is the perfect recipe for gridlock in the Swamp.
5. Carlos Danger—bemoaning the birth on this day in 1964 of Anthony Weiner who became a Congressman but was forced to resign when it was revealed he was sextexting under the name of Carlos Danger; the resignation did not result in terminating his habit and in 2016 while his wife Huma Abedin was on the campaign trail with Clinton he was caught sextexting again with a 15 year old girl which resulted in a guilty plea of transmitting obscene material to a minor which resulted in a 21 month sentence in a federal prison where he sits behind bars today.
On this day in: 
a. 1957 the Governor of Arkansas Orval Faubus called out the Arkansas National Guard to prevent the enrollment of 9 African American students from enrolling in Central High School in Little Rock which prompted President Eisenhower to order the 101st Airborne to Little Rock without its black soldiers and nationalized the Arkansas National Guard, removing it from Governor Faubus’ control.
b. 1957 in a real automotive oops moment, the Ford Motor Company introduced the Edsel.
c. 1972 The Price Is Right premiered on CBS to become the longest running game show on television.
d. 1998 Google was founded by Larry Page and Sergey Brin.
e. 2001 Tokyo Sea Resort opened to the public in the Tokyo Disney Resort in Urayasu, Chiba, Japan.
   Reflections on the integration of Central High School in Little Rock: ”The 1957 crisis in Little Rock, brought about by the desegregation of Little Rock Central High School, was a huge part of the march toward freedom and opportunity in America.” Vic Snyder, Democratic Congressman representing Arkansas’ 2nd Congressonal District from 1997 to 2011.
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