Monday, October 1, 2018

October 1, 2018 Ridley's Believe It Or Not International Day of Older Persons

Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For October 1, 2018 After Diane Feinstein’s outrageous withholding Ford’s letter until the last moment, the Blues led by Harris and Blumenthal are demanding to expand the FBI investigation in terms of unlimited numbers of witnesses and amount of time to delay confirmation past the midterms (this has nothing to do with a search for the truth only a blatant attempt to smear and delay which should be rewarded by record turnouts of really angry Red and Independent voters to reject Blue candidates); in a moving ceremony in the White House today President Trump awarded the Medal of Honor to Ronald J. Shurer II; the Art of the Deal Master has pulled a rabbit out of the hat with an announcement last night of a trade deal with Canada raising hopes that a deal with China may also be forthcoming in the future (Blues will be pissed as markets soared on the news and dairy farmers should be turning out in droves to vote for Reds this November); on the hypocrisy front in Minnesota, Senate candidate Karin Housley has called on the Minnesota Attorney General to launch an immediate investigation of allegations by Keith Ellison of sexual abuse of his former girlfriend (when will the Blues piling on Kavanaugh realize that what is good for the goose is good for the gander and clean up the reptilian brains in their own party?); in a classic case of buyer beware, smugglers who are collecting upwards of $10,000 to smuggle illegal aliens from Central America are luring customers with promises that if pregnant or with children they will get citizenship (what is really tragic is that only 1.4% of Central Americans are sent back and the remainder are awaiting for their cases to be heard in a court system that has a backlog of 750,000 cases; on the academic front and a reflection of how polarized we have become Associate Professor Christine Fair of Georgetown University is demanding that Reds on the Judiciary deserve a miserable death followed by castration of the corpse (with such bile I am surprised she did not demand they be castrated first); in Chicago, Emanuel’s announcement that he will not seek reelection has not curbed the gun violence as through September 30, 2018, 2322 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 377 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 in a naskin and a relevant quote from Leland Stanford on the goals for the university he co-founded, 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 Day of Older Persons—promoting since October 1, 1991 awareness of the problems facing elderly Americans like senescence and elderly abuse and of the contributions to society made by the elderly.
2. World Habitat Day—created by UN and first celebrated in 1986 to reflect on the state of our cities and promote the rights of humans to have adequate shelter.
3. 1997 Number One Song— the number one song in 1997 on a run of 1 week in that position was “4 Seasons of Loneliness” 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 “naskin” which means a prison which is where many Reds believe Hillary Clinton belongs.
5. Beats Working for Peanuts—celebrating the birth on this day in 1924 of Jimmy Carter who rose from being a peanut farmer to become the governor of Georgia, President of the United States, Nobel Peace Prize winner and the longest surviving person as an ex-president.
    On this day in: 
a. 1891 Leland Stanford, Jr. University opened its doors in Palo Alto, California.
b. 1971 a CT scanner was first used to diagnose a patient.
c. 1982 Sony released its CDP-101, the world’s first compact disk player to the joy of lovers of music everywhere.
d. 1989 Denmark opened the world’s first same sex partnership registry.
e. 2017 in Las Vegas a gunman firing from his room at the Mandalay Bay Resort opened fire on a crowd attending a music festival, killing 58 and injuring 851 before killing himself, making it the largest mass shooting in our history.
   Reflections on Stanford from its co-founder:” I want, in this school, that one sex shall have equal advantage with the other, and I want particularly that females shall have open to them every employment suitable to their sex.” Leland Stanford
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