Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For September 6, 2018 The Bandit’s TransAm took the eternal resting off ramp and passed at 82; great drama at the Kavanaugh hearings when Booker running for president in 2020 admitted releasing Senate classified documents which under Senate rules could have him removed from the Senate (the Blues continue to make fools of themselves in their vain attempt to derail this confirmation all in quest to rally their base for the midterms and the 2020 presidential election); another Ocasio-Cortez wanna-be Julia Salazar running as a Democratic Socialist for a seat in the New York Senate has had her bio of being born in Columbia being debunked by her mother and brother and was arrested for fraud in 2011; on the alcohol front Cranberries’ singer Dolores O’Riordan’s death in a bathtub was ruled drowning caused by intoxication and Blue Stephen Foster running for Congress in Georgia is now serving 6 months for a DUI but has refused to drop out of the race; people living on the East Coast have their fingers crossed that Hurricane Florence’s path will continue toward Bermuda and not affect the East Coast; the MSM is unhinged over the OP Ed published by the New York Times by an anonymous high ranking official in the Trump administration about Trump’s supposed unfitness for being president and the resistance efforts of staff to curtail him (what a coward if this person really exists); in Chicago, Emanuel’s announcement that he will not seek reelection has not curbed the gun violence as through September 5, 2018, 2108 people mostly of color have been shot by mostly people of color, of whom 341 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 Boogie Oogie Oogie, factoids of interest for this day in history, the fact that hopefully Mexico will be assessed a murage for the wall, and a relevant quote from Anon on still birth, 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. Still Birth Remembrance Day—commemorating the more than 71,000 still births that occur each year in this country which are a tragedy and sorrow beyond belief.
2. Great Egg Toss Day—celebrating that potentially messy sport of tossing a raw egg to one’s partner until it explodes in that partner’s hands (according to the Guinness Book of Records the longest egg toss was set in 1978 with a throw of 323 feet, 2 inches, in a toss from Johnny Dell Foley to Keith Thomas).
3. 1978 Number One Song— the number one song in 1978 on a run of 3 weeks in that position was “Taste Of Honey” by Boogie Oogie Oogie. Here is a recording of the song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hjw1aQ0M9WM
4. Word of the Day—today’s word of the day is “murage” which means a tax for upkeep of walls and maybe we should impose on Mexican goods to pay for and maintain the wall Trump is proposing.
5. Cranberries and Alcohol Don’t Mix—celebrating the birth on this day in 1971 of Dolores O’Riordan, the lead singer of the Irish band Cranberries who died from alcoholic intoxication in a bathtub on January 18 of this year.
On this day in:
a. 1946 Secretary of State Edward Byrnes announced that the United States would follow a policy of economic reconstruction with respect to Germany.
b. 1972 nine Israeli athletes were killed in a botched rescue attempt following their being taken hostage by a Palestinian terror group “Black September” during the Munich Olympics.
c. 1995 Carl Ripen, Jr. played in his 2131 consecutive game breaking a record that had stood for 56 years.
d. 1997 the funeral of Princess Dianna took place in London after passing by 1 million people who lined the streets and watched by 2 ½ billion people on TV.
e. 2007 Israel launched Operation Orchard to destroy a nuclear reactor in Syria..
Reflections on still birth:”An angel wrote down my baby’s birth in the book of life. Too beautiful for this earth. Anon
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