Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For April 15, 2019 The 14 year drought is over as Tiger Woods won his 5th Masters on Sunday duly noted in poetic tribute by the Alaskanpoet https://alaskanpoet.blogspot.com/2019/04/tiger-now-second-masters-ace.html; Trump responded to the win by announcing he would award Woods the Medal of Freedom; Pelosi may be in for another bout of delusion as she downplayed the influence of AOC on the Blues dismissing her as leading a group of five people (somehow I believe she is spooked and is terrified that the leftward drift of the party will doom her reign as speaker); Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris which was undergoing a $6.8 million renovation project is in flames in a massive fire the cause of which has not been determined: https://www.foxnews.com/world/massive-fire-breaks-out-in-notre-dame-cathedral-in-paris; CBS aka Cacky Biased Slant’s The Good Fight is in hot water for tweets encouraging assassination of President Trump (when will this MSM over the top rhetoric come to an end before people start getting really hurt or killed-shame!); AOC has self elevated herself to political pundit and historian by claiming a Biden run would be a turn backward not forward after she was dismissed by Pelosi as leading a splinter group of 5; as the crisis at the border reaches epic proportions heads are rolling at the DHS and CBP (Blues are still stuck with their heads in the sand and MIA in trying to help solve the crisis); in a glaring example of lack of screening for police recruits a former Louisiana police officer who was previously charged with animal sex abuse has been charged with 30 counts of child pornography; Mueller’s 400 page report on Trump will be released on Thursday although it is doubtful any opinions will be changed among the dogs of impeachment of the Blues; today is tax day but at least millions of Americans will be rejoicing in the fact that their taxes will have gone down unless they have the misfortune to live in high tax Blue states like New York, California and New Jersey; as of April 14, 2019, 548 people have been shot in Chicago of whom 100 have died (what makes the Smollett case so frustrating is that it forced the city of Chicago to allocate scarce detective resources when in only 9% of the shootings resulting in murder have a suspect being charged this year).
As always, I hope you enjoy today’s holidays and observances, a music link to Starship, factoids of interest for this day in history, the fact that you believe in panmnesia and better yet can still recover your mental impressions, and a relevant quote from Dean Ornish on diabetes and heart disease, 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 Art Day—created by the International Association of Art to promote creativity and first celebrated on this day in 2012.
2. Jackie Robinson Day— commemorating on this day in 1947 the professional debut in Major League Baseball of the league’s first African American Major League Baseball player, Jackie Robinson.
3. 1987 Number One Song—the number one song on this day in 1987 on a run of 2 weeks in that position was “Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now” by Starship. Here is a recording of the song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3wxyN3z9PL4.
4. Word of the Day—today’s word of the day as we move from words beginning with “o” to words beginning with “p” is “panmnesia” which means a belief that all mental impressions are stored in memory.
5. Bewitched--celebrating the birthday on this day in 1933 of noted actress Elizabeth Montgomery best known for her role of witch Samantha Stephens in Bewitched who was knocked off her broom by colon cancer at the age of 62.
On this day in:
a. 1892 the General Electric Company was formed.
b. 1923 to the relief of diabetes sufferers, insulin became generally available to the general public.
c. 1955 McDonald’s first franchised restaurant was opened by Ray Kroc in Des Plaines, Iowa.
d. 1989 a human crush resulted at Hillsborough Stadium in Sheffield, England during the FA Cup Semi-Finals between Liverpool and Nottingham Forest resulting in the death of 96 Liverpool fans and the injuring of 766 Liverpool fans.
e. 2013 at the finish line of the Boston Marathon, two bombs were detonated by two brothers Dzhokhar Tsarnaev and Tamerlane Tsarnaev, killing 3 and injuring 264 12 of whom lost their limbs. After a massive manhunt, Tamerlane was fatally run over by his brother trying to escape from police and who was caught, tried, convicted of murder and attempted murder and sentenced to death and currently resides on death row awaiting execution.
Reflections on diabetes: “Think about it: Heart disease and diabetes, which account for more deaths in the U.S. and worldwide than everything else combined, are completely preventable by making comprehensive lifestyle changes. Without drugs or surgery.” Dean Ornish, noted physician and advocate of dietary and life style changes to combat diseases such as diabetes and heart disease.
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© April 15, 2019 Michael P. Ridley aka the Alaskanpoet