Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For September 1, 2019 Hurricane Dorian is now packing a CAT 5 punch as it is hitting the Bahamas with 185 mph winds before hitting Florida (1 can only pray Floridians are heeding warnings and beginning to move to safety and only property is damaged or lost as opposed to lives); here is what the eye of the hurricane looks like from a hurricane reporting plane with a very brave or foolish crew aboard:
Newsom’s idea of voter suppression has the Reds in California up in arms and litigation as they fear statute barring president, vice president and governor on primary ballot unless tax returns are filed will keep down ballot voters home and with California banana republic primary laws where first 2 vote getters go to general regardless of party will result in further decimation of the Republican Party in this 1 party state; death toll in mass shootings in West Texas on Saturday has risen to 7 with 1 wounded in serious condition still (wounded still recovering and funerals not yet planned and already the left is beating drums for more control); an Orlando man suffering from a case of necrosis fasciitis bacterial infection had over 25% of his skin removed in an unsuccessful attempt to stop the flesh eating bacteria and died; biased Chuck Todd of NBC is trying to put a spin on Biden’s gaffes the most recent of which is “illegal alien children become American citizens sooner than Americans do” by comparing them to Trump’s “lies” (pathetic Chuck and ignores the real possibility that Biden has lost it mentally); despite indications of progress on settling the China U.S. Trade War, both sides are playing chicken as billions of tariffs go into effect today (sadly this is behavior especially in the field of intellectual property theft by the Chinese that should have been confronted years ago; Debra Messing doubles down on HRC’s characterization of Trump supporters as “deplorables” by supporting a Birmingham, Alabama black church’s sign claiming Trump black supporters are “mentally ill” and support racism (hopefully blacks enjoying the lowest unemployment in decades despite competing with a flood of lower paid illegals will react by channel clicking this inane anti-Trumpster); in order to avoid having to sing “Bye Bye Miss American Pie” to his 25 year old former Playboy model Paris Dylan has been spending over $300,000 on trips last year with her; in Chicago through August 31, 2019, 1876 have been shot of whom 318 have died and in Baltimore with a fraction of Chicago’s population, 227 have been 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 Sean Kingston, factoids of interest for this day in history, the fact that you are free of podobromhydosis and a relevant quote from Marianne Williamson altered to compare her campaign to the Titantic, 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. National Ginger Cat Appreciation Day—created in 2013 by Chris & Daphne Roy to promote their animal rescue software and programs designed aid in animal rescue programs which they name Doobert after their ginger cat of the same name.
2. Emma M. Nutt Day—celebrating the hiring of the first telephone operator who was recruited by Alexander Graham Bell who held that position at the Boston Dispatch and Telephone Company for 33 years.
3. 2007 Number One Song— the number one song in 2007 on a run of 4 weeks in that position was “Beautiful Girls” by Sean Kingston. Here is a recording of the song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MrTz5xjmso4. Still going strong after a jet-ski accident that almost killed him in 2010.
4. Word of the Day—today’s word of the day is “podobromhydrosis” which means smelly feet which is something to avoid.
5. It’s All In The Name—celebrating the birth on this day in 1933 of noted singer and songwriter Harold Lloyd Jenkins better known to his fans as Conway Twitty so named from two places on a roadmap—Conway, Arkansas and Twitty, Texas. He was a smoker for 20 years but managed to quit and died way too early at the age of 59 following surgery earlier the preceding afternoon on the morning of June 4, 1993 of an abdominal aortic aneurysm.
On this day in:
a. 1715 after a reign of 72 years King Louis XIV of France and six years more in terms of longevity than Elizabeth II who still reigns died.
b. 1957 Iceland unilaterally expanded its territorial fishing zone to 4 miles putting it in conflict in the U.K. and precipitating the first of three Cod Wars which as a result of Iceland threatening to withdraw from NATO which would have been disastrous to NATO Soviet submarine monitoring efforts finally ended with the U.K. agreeing to a 200 mile exclusionary fishing zone which has become standard in the United Nations.
c. 1970 Palestinian guerrillas attempted and failed to assassinate Jordan’s King Hussein while he was traveling in his motorcade.
d. 1983 Korean Airlines Flight 007, a large 747 dwarfing the size of a U.S. bomber and fighter, was shot down when it temporarily and inadvertently invaded Soviet air space, killing all 297 aboard, including U.S. Congress Lawrence MacDonald.
e. 1985 a joint American-French expedition located the remains of the RMS Titanic on the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean.
Using Titanic to describe events in the future: “Human civilization as we know it is like the Titanic headed for the iceberg, whether the iceberg be nuclear, environmental or terrorism-related.” Marianne Williamson, Blue wannabe without a chance winning but by changing “Human civilization” to “My campaign” and adding to the list “not getting on debate stage.” makes for a perfect quote.
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