Thursday, August 8, 2019

August 8, 2019 Ridley's Believe It Or Not International Cat Day

Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For August 8, 2019 Orange County, California is reeling under an attack by a 33 year old male, not yet identified, who stabbed and shot 4 men to death and stabbed and wounded a man and a woman with a machete (favorite weapon of MS-13 and really hope for our sake not the case here); New York Blues are lining up against a bill to make dowsing cops a felony (who are these idiots going to call when they or their loved ones are threatened by criminals?0; Michael Moore the fat poster child of why stuffing oneself trumps going to the gym is boycotting Equinox fitness centers because one of its investors donated to Trump (how inane is this world coming to when “celebs” pander boycotts at the drop of the hat); Twitter’s anti-conservative bias has been exposed once again when it banned McConnell’s tweets of the protestors outside his Kentucky home calling for him to be stabbed in the heart; with the leftist leaning 9th Circuit ready to frustrate Trump at the drop of the hat, the announcement that the White House is pursuing an executive order to curtail social media censorship of conservative views, Big Tech may not be quaking in its boots today over its alleged censorship of conservative views but perhaps they should as more conservative judges are being appointed and confirmed by Trump; the racist recognition gene does not fall far from the MLK Tree as Dr. Alvieda King defends Trump and slams Bozo for his Trump comments; in a glaring example of typical leftist intolerance the Blue governor who succeeded Walker has banned conservative journalists from a budget press conference and has been sued; The Washington Post got caught with its journalistic correct pants down on a story involving a black farmer and had to issue 15 corrections (hope the pursuit of corrections will extend to creating objectivity); after condemning the El Paso shooting on U.S. gun laws, Mexico must be suffering from the pot calling the kettle black syndrome as 19 bodies some hanging from an overpass, others chopped up, have been found in the city Uruapan, Mexico; in Chicago through August 7, 2019, 1659 people mostly of color have been shot by mostly people of color, 280 of whom have died but none in the last two days,  a fraction of those dead from murders in Cape Town, South Africa but barely leading the 206 murdered in Baltimore (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 people of color by people of color?)
        As always, I hope you enjoy today’s holidays and observances, a music link to Bryan Adams, factoids of interest for this day in history, the fact that you enjoy being a piscicapturist and a relevant quote from T.K. Naliak, secure in the knowledge that if you want to find a gift for any memorable events like Father’s Day, 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 Cat Day—created by the International Fund for Animal Welfare in 2002 to honor our feline friends especially those who religiously use their litter box which their owners also religiously clean.        
2. Happiness Happens Day—created by the Secret Society of Happy People in 1999 to celebrate those who find happiness in their daily lives and share that happiness with friends, relatives and strangers.      
3. 1991 Number One Song— the number one song in 1991 on a run of 7 weeks in that position was “(Everything I Do) I Do It For You” by Bryan Adams. Here is a recording video of him singing the song: This Canadian vegan has never married but is the father of two daughters.  
4. Word of the Day—today’s word of the day is “piscicapturist” which means of a fisherman which this poet was for 6 summers in Alaska to pay his way through Stanford and Yale Law School.
5. Plastics In One’s Future—celebrating the birth on this day in 1937 of noted actor Dustin Hoffman who got his acting break in the 1967 classic The Graduate.
     On this day in: 
     a. 1969 the Manson Family committed the Tate murders in Los Angeles.        
    b. 1974 the agony of Watergate ended as President Richard M. Nixon went on national television to announce his resignation as president to take effect at 12 noon the next day.
    c. 2000 the Confederate submarine H.L. Hunley was raised to the surface after resting on the ocean floor for  136 years after being discovered 30 years prior by E. Lee Spence.   
d. 2008 the Summer Olympics began in Beijing, China.    
e. 2014 the World Health Organization declared a Public Health Emergency of International Concern over the Western African Ebola virus pandemic.  
Reflections on deadly diseases like ebola and malaria: ““When considering grand plans for effective communicable disease control in this time of Ebola peril, malaria continues to kill nearly a million people a year world-wide, and by far the single most reliable protection against malaria is to sleep under a mosquito net, but one of the major impediments to this basic and effective malaria control is that many people, regardless of education level or country of origin, in malaria endemic zones don't install and use one, not that they can't get one, but because they don't think the mosquito net 'looks nice.” ― T.K. Naliak, noted author.
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© August 8, 2019 Michael P. Ridley aka the Alaskanpoet
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