Sunday, September 29, 2019

September 29, 2019 Ridley's Believe It Or Not VFW Day

Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For September 29, 2019 After roundly castigated for his Godfather parody, Schiff is trying to recover from his leap over the cliff by announcing the whistleblower will testify (will be nice to what Blue operatives crafted his letter and who the unnamed sources are for his observations and the extent of his Blue candidates support); at the Mostly Slanted “News” Biased Cack network like a Morton salt commercial when Trump appears bias from commentators like Nicole Wallace pours as she spoke over the President Trump’s words while speaking and called him a liar (pathetic but to be expected from a network that dispenses false news to disguise opinion); Pelosi is trying to do the Texas Two Step on a tightrope call for an impeachment inquiry and hold hearings going during election  to keep issue distracting from  failures of the Blues but not file Articles of Impeachment that would devastate her House majority, end her Speakership and give Trump 4 more years (consistent with her calling for impeachment before even reading the transcript of the Trump phone call); the Thin Blue Line got thinner in the Bronx as another police officer was shot and killed trying to a arrest a suspect who was also killed by the officer’s fellow officers during the struggle; the Friendly Skies were the Terrifying Skies on a United Airline flight in which the port outboard engine started to shake violently; on the terrorist front, Javier Garcia was charged with domestic terrorism for driving his SUV into a Chicago mall, Robert Hester, arrested in 2017 of plotting to give support to ISIS for attacks in the U.S. has pled guilty and is expected to rot for at least 15 years in a federal prison, and Abdul-Majeed Marouf Ahmed Alani, an American Airlines mechanic who delayed a flight by sabotage claiming it was due to a labor dispute, is facing accusations that he is also an ISIS supporter with anti-nonMuslim sentiments; De Niro the virulent profane anti-Trump zero was on CNN Skelter’s program Sunday to plug the movie Joker in which he has a minor role but switched to dropping f* bombs against Trump and anyone who supports him and claiming he is crazy (look in the mirror De Niro and clean up your pathetic act); the Big Apple under Di Blasio deserves the moniker of the Big Insanity as its Human Rights Commission has passed rules indicating that the use of “illegal alien” or threatening to call ICE can subject a person up to $250,000 (what is this world coming too when a person coming here illegally is statutorily defined as an “illegal alien”); in Chicago through September 28, 2019, 2119 have been shot of whom 363 have died, but to no surprise the day of no deaths on the 27th has ended ; and in Baltimore with a fraction of Chicago’s population, 255 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, musical links to Craig Francis and His Orchestra and Jerry Lee Lewis,  the fact that you can enjoy a postcenal moment,  and a relevant quote on veterans and the VFW by Gerald Sandler, 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. World Heart Daycelebrated on the 29th of September and created by the World Heart Foundation to promote a heart healthy life style and create awareness of what a person needs to do to avoid cardiovascular disease.         
2. VFW Day—commemorating the founding of the VFW on this day in 1899 by 13 veterans of the Spanish American War to fight for the benefits and services deserved by veterans, a struggle the organization has fought for 120 years for the hundreds of thousands of veterans who have fought outside our shores in wars to protect the American life.
3. 1947  Number One Song— the number one song in 1947 on this day on a run of 12 weeks in the position was “Near You” by Francis Craig and His Orchestra. Here is a recording of the song: This honky tonk piano was near and dear to his fans’ hearts until he died at 66 on November 19, 1966. 
4. Word of the Day—today’s word of the day is “postcenal” which means after dinner which could welcome a good TV show, book or any activity with a family member or loved one.
5. First Wild Man of Rock and Roll—celebrating the birth on this day in 1935 of piano player singer Jerry Lee Lewis best known for his hit “Great Balls of Fire” who has been finally slowed down by a stroke that has ended his touring career but he is anxiously awaiting a medical clearance to resume.
On this day in: 
     a. 1940 in New South Wales, Australia two Avro-Anson trainers collided together mid air and remained on top of each other with the upper plane’s engines stopped but the lower plane’s engines still working which caused the two crewmembers of the lower plane to bail out and the pilot of the upper plane to control the two with his flaps and ailerons to land the planes.
     b. 1957 the Kysthm nuclear disaster occurred at a plutonium producing nuclear weapons plant in the Soviet Union and was the third worst nuclear disaster the world has seen.
     c. 1975 WGPR in Detroit, Michigan became the first black owned and operated TV station in the U.S.
d. 1990 construction on the Washington National Cathedral which was started in 1907 with the laying of the cornerstone   was finally completed.
e. 2007 in the United Kingdom, Calder Hall, the world’s first nuclear power plant, was destroyed by a controlled explosion.
Reflections on the VFW: “These guys who return home don't join the VFW. It's not like World War II - these guys become isolated. We need to provide an environment for them and let them know they're OK.” Gerald Sadler
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