Friday, February 22, 2019

February 22, 2019 Ridley's Believe It Or Not International Stand Up To Bullying Day

Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For February 22, 2019 The thug who punched a conservative in the face has not yet been identified but a Cal employee who cheered the sucker punch assault has leading to outrage that he should be fired; the  MSNBC that was ranting 24/7 on the hoax MAGA attack on Jussie Smollett attack was totally MIA when the producers of Empire announced his character would be eliminated from the final two episodes (no wonder the MSM has 0 credibility with mere mortals not living in gate guarded communities on the coasts); California with its Sanctuary Cities remains a very dangerous place to be a police officer as an illegal alien deported three times with the Napa County Sheriff prohibited from honoring ICI detainers shot at a Napa County deputy after a traffic stop and fortunately was killed; the reptilian brain may have claimed another victim as the owner of the New England Patriots, Robert Kraft, has been charged with soliciting prostitution at a Florida spa; Bernie Sanders another great hypocrite and announced socialist owns three homes and made a million dollars last year announced he has raised $6 million in his first day of announcing his candidacy;  big time rapper R. Kelly has been charged with 10 counts of aggravated sexual assault including charges against minors; HRC in what must be a delusional attempt to be relevant in 2020 has been meeting with Blue wannabes (hope she gives them advice on how to campaign which if followed will guarantee a Trump victory); Harris has been slammed by her father for her implication that Jamaicans are a bunch of dread locks and pot smokers (after her lunch with Sharpton nothing but silence from questions from the press on the indictment of Jussie Smollett leading this conservative to believe the bloom may be on the rose on her quest for the White House); the Assad of South America Maduro is closing his borders right and left to stop the flow of humanitarian aid into the country (one can only hope there are back channel discussions with the military to overthrow this tyrant).
As always, I hope you enjoy today’s holidays and observances, a music link to Glen Gray and the Casa Loma Orchestra with Eugenie Baird , factoids of interest for this day in history, the fact that your plate is not limited to a few orts and a relevant quote from Cat Cora on Bullying,  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 Stand Up To Bullying Day—created in 2008 when two Nova Scotia students Travis Price and David Shepherd stood up a against a fellow student bullying someone for wearing a pink shirt; if you see someone wearing a shirt of the same color they are most likely celebrating the day.  
2. National Wildlife Day—created in 2005 and originally celebrated on September 4 of each year until the death of conservationist Robert Irvin to be moved to today in 2018 to coincide with his birth. The day promotes awareness of the endangered wildlife species.  
3. 1944 Number One Song— the number one song on this day in 1944 on a run of 5 weeks in that position was “My Heart Tells Me (Should I Believe My Heart)”  by Glen Gray and the Casa Loma Orchestra with Eugenie Baird. 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 “n” to words beginning with “o” is “ort” which means a morsel or scrap of food which for most of us are not restricted to.
5. In The Genes—celebrating the birth on this day in 1965 of Drew Barrymore, noted actress whose acting lineage goes back three generations to actors and actresses and who struggled to successfully overcome substance abuse.
      On this day in:                                        
a. 1924 President Calvin Coolidge became the first president to deliver a radio address from the White House.
b. 1974 Samuel Byck attempted to hijack and airline at Baltimore International Airport with the intent to fly into the White House to assassinate Richard Nixon but after killing a policeman and a pilot ended up shooting himself to death.
c. 1980 at the Winter Olympics at Lake Placid, New York, the U.S. Hockey Team in the Semifinals defeated the Soviet Union to go on to win the Gold Medal.  
d. 1994 Aldrich Ames and his wife were arrested for spying for Russia and he pled guilty and was sentenced to life without possibility of parole after compromising the identity of CIA assets in Russia and is serving a life sentence in a federal medium security prison.
e. 1997 in Scotland, scientists announced that they had successfully cloned a sheep named Dolly.
        Reflections on bullying: “Bullying is killing our kids. Being different is killing our kids and the kids who are bullying are dying inside. We have to save our kids whether they are bullied or they are bullying. They are all in pain.” Cat Cora, noted
female Iron Chef.
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