Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For June 28, 2020 The CV pandemic across the planet continues with 179,418 new cases (a 1.78% increase compared to a 3.15% increase yesterday) to bring the total to 10,244,675 cases, 4,186,606 of which are active, 6,058,069 of which have been closed with 5,553,656 recoveries (91.67% compared to yesterday’s 91.59%) and 504,413 deaths (8.33% compared to yesterday’s 8.41%); in the U.S. which has the dubious distinction of leading the world in total cases and being hit with the of reopening its economy, massive protests over the death of George Floyd and Rayshard Brooks and a massive Trump rally in Tulsa creating concern of a spike in new cases with new cases of 43,465 have brought total cases to 2,637,077 (a 1.68% increase compared to yesterday’s 3.44% increase) with 1,4151,184 active cases of which 15,825 (15,775 yesterday) are in serious or critical condition and 1,221,893 closures, 128,437 of which have been deaths (10.51% compared to yesterday’s 10.62%) and 1,093,456 of which have been recoveries (89.4938% compared to yesterday’s 89.38%) (our death rate percentages continue to im49prove since Cuomo repealed his order sending CV positive patients on May 10 but remain higher than the world probably due to idiots like Cuomo sending positive CV patients into nursing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 accounted for some 40% of our deaths 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 32,592,368 tests; the hypocrisy of the BLM movement was revealed once again by Jamiel Shaw, a black citizen was son was shot and killed by an illegal alien in 2008 but received no attention from the BLM movement because the only dead blacks that matter are those that are shot by police, regardless of the officer’s skin color; Blue Mayor Lyda Krewson of St. Louis is in hot water with the PC warriors for reading out the names and streets that activists live on who are demanding that the city defund the police which prompted a scathing attack by the ACLU and demands that she resign (would agree if addresses were doxed but I suspect if that were the case, given white guilt and leftist leanings, readers would probably be starting Go Fund accounts for those revealed); Pelosi must be experiencing some Botox leakage as she pounced on the reports that Russia was officer a bounty to the Taliban to kill Americans that Russians must have some dirt on Trump (what an never ending disgrace dby a woman who should go back to stuffing her face with ice cream); public health officials in Ingram County, Michigan, home of Michigan State University have announced that 85 attendees at Harper’s Restaurant and Brew Pub have tested positive for CV but most infected have mild symptoms and 10 were asymptomatic (so much for the theory that alcoholic beverages kills the virus); Bubba Wallace rightfully so has been hit with the castigation “Bubba Smolett” over the noose that had been there since October of last year but a dirt track speedway Speedway 311 wins the prize of stupidity and insenstitivty for trying to sell online a noose called “Bubba Rope” which has caused partnerships with Speedway 311 bailing like a it was a hot rock; first it was the estate of Tom Petty not the Rolling Stones are getting on the you can’t play our music at your rallies bandwagon by threatening legal action if Trump plays “You can’t always get want you want” at his rallies (pathetic for an iconic band still touring to wade into the political arena); Social media is still guilty of censoring conservatives tweets and posts and their actions are so far above the law but finally their foray to censor political ads may be blowing up in their leftist faces as companies are pulling back ads (Starbucks and Pepsi are just the latest); police have announced that a suspect that they will not name was at the rally protesting the killing of Breonna Taylor before shooting and killing 1 person and wounding another); if you had any doubt that governors like Andrew Cuomo have massive amounts of blood on their hands, a recent study has indicated that nearly half of all CV deaths have occurred in nursing homes (what is really appalling is that accessories to murder like Cuomo have enjoyed a free pass from the likes of his pseudo journalist brother and the rest of the MSM; in Chicago as of June 27, 2020, there were 1683 shootings of whom 300 have died (so much for the defund the police movement and for the effectiveness of Chicago’s stay at home order and a complete abdication of Mayor Lightfoot other than swearing at people outraged over the killings); 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 139 behind Chicago with 161 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 shootings by police or 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 the Beatles, the fact that mostly avoid paragnosia, and a quote by President Ronald Reagan on racial quotas, 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 Log Cabin Day—created by the Log Cabin society founded by Virginia Handy and the Bad Axe Society on June 25, 1986 to celebrate the use of log cabins by some of our early presidents and the utility of living in one today from a cost and energy efficiency standpoint and pleasing architecture.
2. International Caps Lock Day—the first cap lock key on a computer was introduced by Xerox in 1973 and the observance was created by Derek Arnold on October 9, 2000 as a parody for those who think they are important so they shout but later also on this day starting in 2009 when the king of infomercials Billy Mays passed away along with his rising voice during the infomercial.
3. 1966 Number One Song— the number 1 song in 1966 on this day on a run of 2 weeks was “Paperback Writer by the Beatles: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yYvkICbTZIQ 4. Word of the Day—today’s word of the day is “paragnosia” which means a misunderstanding which is a situation usually best to avoid.
5. To Laugh Is to Keep on Living--celebrating the birth on this day in 1926 of noted director, producer, comedian and actor Melvyn Kaminsky better known to those laughing in the audience over his films like Blazing Saddles Mel Brooks still with us at 94.
On this day in:
a. 1942 Germany launched Case Blue in attempt to capture Soviet oil fields and Stalingrad, which attempt failed, resulting in the encircling of the 6th Army in Stalingrad and its destruction.
b. 1950 with thousands of refugees trying to flee the advancing North Koreans and
South Korea’s 5th Division on the wrong side of the Han River, South Korea blew up the Hangang Bridge over the river which failed to slow down the forces of the North who captured Seoul the same day.
c. 1969 riots began in NYC in Manhattan following an early morning police raid on the Stonewall Inn where a gathering of gays was being held and marked the beginning of the Gay Rights Movement.
d. 1984 SCOTUS in the case fo Bakke v. the Regents of the University of California banned the use of quotas in university admissions.
e. 1987 for the first time in military history a civilian target is targeted with chemical weapons by Iraqi warplanes dropping mustard gas on the Iranian town of Sardasht.
Reflections on quotas by President Ronald Reagan: “''We are committed to a society in which all men and women have equal opportunities to succeed, and so we oppose the use of quotas. We want a color-blind society. A society, that in the words of Dr. King, judges people not by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.''
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