Thursday, October 4, 2018

October 4, 2018 Ridley's Believe It Or Not Beginning of World Space Week

Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For October 4, 2018 The supplemental report on Kavanaugh has been released which shows not a scintilla of corroboration on Ford’s allegations of sexual assault and the Senate will move to a vote on Saturday (although the Blues have made fools of themselves resisting his nomination, Kavanaugh’s fate rests with three Red Senators Collins, Murkowski and Flake at least two of which may have indicated they are satisfied with the FBI report while Schumer’s gloomer and doomer outcries are that it was not complete or thorough enough and the vote represents a rush to judgment (ironic claim when Sen. Feinstein sat on the allegation of Ford and brought it out at the last minute to smear Kavenaugh for which she should be condemned big time); thousands of leftists have marched on the Capitol to protest the likely confirmation of Kavanaugh with hundreds being arrested including the cousin Amy Schumer of Chuck Schumer; the midterms are soon upon us but there is growing belief that the last minute smear campaign of Kavanaugh by Sen. Feinstein and fellow Blues will backfire as Reds are really energized to come out and vote (Booker’s comments that innocence or guilt does not matter and the White House should move on with another nominee who would be rejected by the Blues is not playing well with the public who believes in the presumption of innocence); on the ends justifies the means Blue candidate for a House seat in Michigan Matt Longjohn is holding himself out as a doctor when he has not been licensed to practice medicine in Michigan or his home state of Illinois (talk about fraud and voter beware but at least fraud is not confined to one party as Melissa Howard running for the State Senate in Florida as a Red withdrew after falsely claiming she had graduated from college); a Democratic intern Jackson Cosko has been arrested for publishing private information on Red Senators (the partisan frenzy keeps getting worse and worse); as the trial of Chicago policeman Van Dyke charged in the murder of a black teenager winds down the city may be facing a déjà vu Los Angeles riots moment if the suspect is found not guilty; in Chicago, Emanuel’s announcement that he will not seek reelection has not curbed the gun violence as through October 3, 2018, 2342 people mostly of color have been shot by mostly people of color, of whom 382 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 Madonna, factoids of interest for this day in history, the fact that you are hoping that the nefrageous state of our political affairs ends and a relevant quote from the placard left on the Moon by Buzz Aldrin and Neil Young, 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. World Animal Day—created by Heinrich Zimmermann in 1925 to promote concern over the plight of endangered species.
2. Beginning of World Space Week—another UN General Assembly proclamation to promote the importance of science in improving our station in life with the start of the week commemorating the launch of Sputnik 1 on this day in 1957.
3. 2000 Number One Song— the number one song in 2000 on a run of 4 weeks in that position was “Music” by Madonna. 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 “nafrageous” which means in a state of danger or ruin which sadly describes our gridlocked political system.
5. Hot to the Bank—celebrating or bemoaning depending on one’s music outlook the birth on this day in 1957 of Russell Simmons hip hop entrepreneur and co-founder of the music label Def Jam Recordings.
    On this day in: 
a. 1957 Sputnik 1 became the first satellite to orbit the Earth and the race into space began with the U.S. behind.
b. 1985 the Free Software Foundation was founded.
c. 1991 the Protocol for Environment Protection of the Antarctic was opened for signature and ultimately signed by 34 nations.
d. 2003 the Maxim Restaurant in Haifa, Israel was attacked by a jihadist suicide bomber killing 21 Arabs and Jews and wounding 51 others casting a dark cloud on the peaceful coexistence at the resort and meriting the condemnation of Yassar Arafat.
e. 2006 to the bane of politicians and nontransparent bureaucrats and recently HRC and the DNC, WikiLeaks was founded.
Placard left on the Moon by Buzz Aldrin and Neil Young.
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