Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For September 8, 2019 In another wakeup call the proponents of Sanctuary Cities refuse to hear, 7 MS-13 Members, 6 of whom are illegal aliens have been charged in the brutal murder of Daniel Alejandro Alvarado Cuellar in Baltimore County (not sure if victim was an illegal but the news item spoke of murder being gang related); on the space front great news for India as its Vikram lunar probe has been spotted on the lunar surface; on news that may bolster Blue candidates pushing for student loan forgiveness, a watchdog study reported that only 1% of applicants applying for forgiveness were successful under a program of forgiveness for students working in public service for ten years and making 120 monthly payments agreed to in a forgiveness plan (most of the applicants rejected failed to follow application procedures which the report condemned as extremely complicated); Bozo O’Rourke under the theory that good things comes in threes has in one speech called for red flag laws, mandatory gun buyback and a national gun registry (he fails to recognize that bad things come in threes like three strikes which is what his idiotic Quixote quest will endure); Antonio Brown has quickly signed with the Patriots which should make Brady’s life much easier; Google’s climate change conference is a do as I say not as I do disaster with numerous A-List celebrities flying in 115 private carbon belching jets plus some luxurious yachts to attend the three day event in Sicily (just like the law—two standards one for the elites and the other for the deplorables); Fox News proves that its people are tolerant and accepting of people who are LBGT as Guy Benson a Fox Contributor married his boyfriend of 4 years in a wedding ceremony in Napa Valley; on the falsity of we care about kids front, the California Teachers Union has in 2019 contributed over $4 million dollars in political contributions to fight charter schools and have become major contributors to the Democratic Party (public schools are failing our kids while charter schools are not); the Cack News Network was really spreading it around with its unrelenting coverage over “Sharpie-Gate” and Trump’s assertion relying upon earlier predictions that Alabama was in Dorian’s path (the bias of the MSM is so off the wall that it is amazing that even their evaporating ratings can still assemple a decreasing band of viewers); Jennifer Lopez got a taste of what being a deplorable is like at the Toronto Film Festival by being heckled for wearing fur promoting the movie Hustler; just when you thought it might be safe to go into the water in France, 6 beaches have been closed due to algae breakouts that release hydrogen sulfide gas which is lethal; Tulsi Gabbard, a Blue who has her head screwed on properly but it the leftist sprint by the Blues probably has no chance of the nomination, hit the nail on the head perfectly when she said an impeachment attempt on Trump would ripe this country apart; Truth Aquatics, Inc., the owner of the MV Conception that caught fire, killing its 34 passengers, has filed suit to absolve itself of any liability on grounds ship was shipshape and seaworthy; in Chicago through September 7, 2019, 1939 have been shot of whom 326 have died (bad aim by the shooters ended as the 3 day hiatus of no one shot dying has ended) and in Baltimore with a fraction of Chicago’s population, 240 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, a music link to Taylor Swift, factoids of interest for this day in history, the fact that you are not a poltroon, and a relevant quote from Doctor “Bones” McCoy on bureaucracy, 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 Literacy Day—created by UNESCO on October 26, 1966 and celebrated on this day since 1967 to promote literacy throughout the world especially among the 775 million adults who lack minimum literacy skills.
2. Physical Therapy Day—created by the Confederation for Physical Therapy in 1966 to promote awareness of the contributions to mobility and injury or disease recovery.
3. 2014 Number One Song— the number one song in 2014 on a long run of 2 weeks in that position was “Shake It Off” by Taylor Swift. Here is a recording of the song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nfWlot6h_JM.
4. Word of the Day—today’s word of the day is “poltroon” which means someone who is a coward which describes the masked thugs of Antifa to a tee.
5. When The Recording and Mixing Stop—celebrating the birth on this day in 1989 of Tim Bergling, a noted disc jockey and music mixer better known to his fans as Avicii, who struggled with alcohol and pain pill addiction and finally committed suicide by cutting himself with a broken wine bottle to bleed to death on April 20, 2018.
On this day in:
a. 1945 the partition of Korea began when U.S. troops arrive in Korea to counter the arrival of Soviet troops north of the 38th Parallel.
b. 1966 the science fiction series Star Trek appeared on television with its first program “T Man Trap.”
c. 1974 in a courageous move designed to heal the nation but which may have cost him the Presidency, President Gerald Ford pardoned Richard Nixon for any crimes committed while in office (something Trump should do with HRC if she ever faces justice for her illegal handling of classified material).
d. 1975 the photo of Leonard Matlovich, a decorated Vietnam War Veteran, appeared on the cover of Time Magazine with the caption “I Am A Homosexual” which prompted a general discharge, later upgraded to an honorable discharge.
e. 1988 Yellowstone is closed for the first time in history due to raging forest fires within the park.
Reflections from a Star Trek crewmember that is right on point:” The bureaucratic mentality is the only constant in the universe.” – Dr ‘Bones’ McCoy, Star Trek: The Voyage Home
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