Wednesday, September 25, 2019

September 25, 2019 Ridley's Believe It Or Not International Ataxia Awareness Day

Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For September 25, 2019 The transcripts which are summaries of the conversations with the President of the Ukraine have been released and as claimed by Trump show no pressure and no mention of withholding of military aid and have been released ahead of information which the White House is claiming will show a political bias of the whistleblower in favor of one of the Blue candidates for president (in the anti-Trump frenzy among the Blues it would not have mattered what Trump said to the Ukrainian President nor would it have deterred a rush to judgment misguided impeachment start and the end of this president and future presidents to converse with world leaders on issues confronting their countries to the detriment of this nation); mark this poet’s predictions—can’t impeach without crime; Blues will lose covered with slime; impeachment without reason or rhyme; should not have rushed to judgment this time;  Trump is scheduled to meet with the Ukrainian President at the UN today in a prescheduled meeting and will hold a press conference that will probably be inundated with questions on Ukraine and impeachment; the second parent in the college admissions schedule to be sentenced has received 4 months in exchange for the $250,000 he paid USC for an admission slot for his kid; although no polls have yet been taken of the American people on the issue of impeachment, as of this moment polls indicate only 37% of Americans favor it which spell total disaster for the Blues in 2020 which means the Blues have totally forgotten the lessons of the Clinton failed impeachment in 1998 to their detriment; technology has invaded prison security as a video shows a drone delivering a phone and drugs to an inmate in a prison yard in Ohio; polls now show the crowded Blue Presidential Primary race down to two candidates, Biden and Warren, with Sanders now a distant third and the rest probably hoping for a VP slot; Facebook is reportedly giving NYC a second chance at the apple it blew in conjunction with Amazon by considering to purchase a NYC landmark for its corporate expansion (wonder if AOC will oppose the move?); Maxine Waters who has 0 credibility when it comes to the Russian collusion delusion in a trying to remain relevant moment has declared that her committee will soon release damning evidence that will have bearing on the impeachment inquiry (believe that and you probably believe in the tooth fairy even though you are an adult); on the climate front, scientists are warning that due to melting a large portion of the Mont Blanc Glacier may collapse); while talk of impeachment is sucking up all the oxygen in the Swamp, the House is holding hearings on gun control and banning assault rifles which covers many if not most semi-automatics and if passed would turn some 150 million law abiding citizens into felons;; in Chicago through September 23, 2019, 2088 have been shot of whom 358 have died; and in Baltimore with a fraction of Chicago’s population, 251 have been murdered in Baltimore (when will Chicago and Baltimore 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 and when will the left focus on the problem of color on color shootings in Blue run cities which have been more deadly and more numerous than random mass shootings?
 As always, I hope you enjoy today’s holidays and observances, factoids of interest for this day in history, a musical link to Bing Crosby and the Ken Darby Singers,  the fact that you support porphyrous members of Congress, and a relevant quote on sacrifices of Market Garden, 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 Ataxia Awareness Dayobserved since 2000 to promote awareness of this rare, degenerative neurological disease that affects an estimated 150,000 Americans and to promote research in trying to find a cure or improvement of treatment.         
2. Binge Day—celebrating fortunately not a day to go on binge drinking sprees but rather to watch days or weekends of old serials or themed movies or movies featuring a given actor or actress.
3. 1943 Number One Song— the number one song in 1943 on this day on a run of 7 weeks in the position was “Sunday, Monday or Always” by Bing Crosby and the Ken Darby Singers. Here is a recording of the song:
4. Word of the Day—today’s word of the day is “porphyrous” which means purple which is the color you get when you mix red and blue which in this highly divided country on red and blue aisles we definitely need more of to overcome our gridlock.
5. The Landlord Is A Vamp--celebrating the birth on this day in 1951 of Heater Lockyear TV star of “Dynasty” and “Melrose Place” where she played the conniving man-hungry character, Amanda Woodward; Heather seems to have fallen on hard times personally and substance wise.
 On this day in: 
     a. 1926 under the auspices of the League of Nations, the Convention to Suppress the Slave Trade and Slavery was signed.
     b. 1944 one third of the British 1st Airborne that had not died or been captured managed to evacuate under cover of darkness over the Rhine from Osterbeek signaling the end of Operation of Market Garden, the failed Allied attempt to cross the Rhine and end the war.
c. 1963 Lord Denning released his report on the scandal involving 19 year old model and topless showgirl Christne Keeler with the British Secretary of War John Profumo who had resigned over the scandal which damaged the Conservative Party.
d. 1974 Doctor Frank Jobe successfully performed the first ulnar collateral ligament replacement surgery on Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Tommy John who after a long period of recuperation went on to win 164 more games and be elected into Baseball’s Hall of Fame.
e. 2018 in his second trial after a mistrial, Bill Cosby was found guilty and sentenced on this day to 3 to 10 years for sexual misconduct and is serving his time in a state prison with his earliest release date being September 25, 2021.
Reflections on Operation Market Garden: ”If in the years to come, any man says to you, ‘I fought at Arnhem,’ take off your hat to him and buy him a drink for this is the stuff of which England’s greatness is made.” Alan Wood Daily Express September 24, 1944.
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