Tuesday, June 16, 2020

June 16, 2020, Ridley's Believe It Or Not Bloom's Day Dublin

Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For June 16, 2020 The CV pandemic across the planet continues with 129,928 new cases  (a 1.61 % increase compared to a 1.11% increase yesterday) to bring the total to 8,196,790 cases, 3,480,499    of  which  are active, 4,716,291 of which have been closed with 4,273,000 recoveries (90.6% compared to  yesterday’s 90.52%) and 443,291   deaths (9.4 % compared to yesterday’s 9.48%); in the U.S. which has the dubious distinction of leading the world in total cases and being hit with the bookends of reopening its economy and massive protests over the death of George Floyd and Rayshard Brooks  with new cases of 20,734  have brought total cases to 2,195,423  (a .95% increase compared to yesterday’s .61% increase)  with 1,184,589   active cases of which 16,447 (16,675 yesterday) are in serious or critical condition and 1,010,834 closures, 118,741 of which have been deaths (11.75% compared to  yesterday’s 11.89%) and 892,093  of which  have been recoveries (88.25%  compared to yesterday’s 88.11%) (our death rate percentages continue to improve since Cuomo repealed his order sending CV positive patients on May 10 but remain higher than the world probably due to idiots like Cuomo sending positive CV patients into nursing homes to infect the residents and staff who then die and hopefully the number of cases will not spike given the days of massive protests and riots over George Floyd’s and Rayshard Brooks’ deaths) with 25,702,028 tests; Trump’s executive order came out on police reform requiring credentialing and use of force to be based on best practices, eliminate choke holds unless required to protect an officer’s life, create database to record officers who have been disciplined, and encourage non police officials to deal with drug and alcohol addiction, mental health and homelessness (although do not be surprised if the Blues blast the executive order, the nation’s largest police organization has come out in support); although Trump was disturbed by the killing of Brooks, the African-American Sheriff of Burke County said the action was justified as a taser which almost all police officers in training are required to be tased by it can totally disable an officer for at least 5 seconds rendering him or her incapable of moving or having his weapon not taken and used against him; Joy Behar and Meghan McCain were engaged in a snit fit on The View clashing over the hypocrisy of attacking Trump rallies but being silent or encouraging protests over Floyd’s death when in both cases social distancing cannot be observed; Seattle’s city council unanimously banned choke holds and crowd control devices like tear gas or pepper spray and agreed with the “leadership” of CHOP to reduce the area to 3 city blocks and install concrete barriers to allow vehicular traffic through the area (what do these leftists expect the police to do if Seattle erupts in looting and rioting—just sit back and watch the destruction thereby encouraging the rioters to do more?); the hot water that Barbara Fedida is in at the Always Biased Cack Network just went up a few more degrees when news anchor Elex Michaelson just came out with a claim the she told him the network could not hire any more males (nothing like  a little reverse discrimination from ABC which is owned by the “happiest place on Earth” Disney; a new study on the transmission of the CV virus has found that it can travel through masks to reach people within 4 feet when a mask wearer coughs; in Chicago (the Blue run poster city of why we need more police not less and certainly not defunded), as of June 15, 2020, 1413 shootings of whom 254 have died (so much for the effectiveness of Chicago’s stay at home order); Baltimore with a fraction of Chicago’s population and hoping against all hopes that 2020 will not be a record in terms of deaths but now seems to be shooting less and killing less and is now 108 behind Chicago with 146 murders (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 Perez Prado,  the fact that you fight against panpharmacon solutions sought to be imposed on you by Washington, D.C., and a quote by Justice Carmen Mullen on the miscarriage of justice inflicted upon George Stinney on this day in 1944, 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. Bloom’s Day Dublin—commemorating the life and literature on Irish writer James Joyce by replicating the travels of Leopold Bloom on this day in 1904 as set forth in Joyce’s 1922 masterpiece Ulysses. 
2. National Vinegar Day—celebrating that multifaceted liquid that has been around  for long time as a condiment, preservative, seasoning, marinades, dressings, and health tonic, a highly desired liquid unless it comes from a high priced bottle of wine you have laid away but not properly corked and sealed and has turned many years later to vinegar.
3. 1955 Number One Song— the number 1 song in 1955 on this day on a run of 10 weeks “Cherry Pink (and Apple Blossom White” by Perez Prado and His Orchestra. Here is a recording of the song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zj64NlRnpDY. This Cuban-born composer who later became a naturalized Mexican citizen popularized the mambo and although his popularity decline in the U.S. , he remained at the top of his game in Latin America until he died by a stroke on September 14, 1989 in Mexico, but his band played on through his son Perez Prado, Jr.
4. Word of the Day—today’s word of the day is “panpharmacon” which means a universal remedy which describes some of the solutions the Swamp wishes to foist upon us at the local level to a tee.
5. Life Apes Rap--celebrating the birth on this day in 1971 of noted rapper Lasane Parish Crooks better known to his fans as Tupac Amaru Shakur or 2Pac whose rap music addressed and chronicled the issues faced in the inner cities but had his career cut short by being gunned down on September 6, 1996 in a drive-by shooting in Las Vegas that has never been solved.
 On this day in:               
 a. 1944 in a dark day for American jurisprudence, George Stinney an African-
American aged 14 was executed in South Carolina for killing to young white girls after being arrested and a confession forced out of him which was never signed, he was tried before an all white jury with totally ineffective counsel who did not file an appeal on a conviction that was rendered in 10 minutes—although too late to save this poor young boy, the conviction was vacated on December 17, 2014 by Circuit Court Judge Carmen Mullen who ruled that he had not been given a fair trial and had ineffective counsel.
 b. 1977 in Redwood City, Software Development Labs, later to become Oracle Corporation, was incorporated by Larry Ellison, Bob Miner and Ed Oates.
 c. 1981 President Reagan award the Congressional Gold Medal to Ken Taylor, the former Canadian Ambassador to Iran and first foreigner to receive such an award for his help in smuggling out 6 American diplomats out of the country due to the Iran Hostage crisis.
 d. 2010 in a great step in the war against lung cancer and other diseases, Bhutan became the first country to ban the production and sale of tobacco in any form and the smoking of any tobacco in any public place.
 e. 2019 some 2,000,000 residents in Hong Kong demonstrated against the extradition China was seeking to impose on Hong Kong.
        Reflections on a grave miscarriage of justice on the “trial” and execution of George Stinney at the age of 14: “From time to time we are called to look back to examine our still-recent history and correct injustice where possible. I can think of no greater injustice than a violation of one’s constitutional rights, which has been proven to me in this case by a preponderance of the evidence standard.” Justice Carmen Mullen, December 17, 2014 in vacating George Stinney’s conviction.
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