Tuesday, August 18, 2020

August 18, 2020 Ridley's Believe It Or Not National Bad Poetry Day


Ridley's Believe It Or Not August 18, 2020

     CV World Cases: The CV pandemic across the planet continues with 303,641 new cases (a 1.39%  increase compared to a .75% increase yesterday) to bring the total over 22 million to 22,201,980 cases, 6,514,113   of  which  are active, 15,687,867 of which have been closed with 14,907,125 recoveries (95.02% compared to  yesterday’s 94.96%) and 780,742  deaths (4.98% compared to yesterday’s 5.04%) to continue the trend of increased recovery percentages and decreased mortality percentages.
    CV USA Cases: New cases of 66,384 with total cases exceeding 5 million at 5,639,526 (a 1.19% increase compared to yesterday’s .50% increase) with 2,477,988 active cases of which 17,342, on a downward trend with slip blips from over 19,000 in the last 2 weeks (17,237 yesterday), are in serious or critical condition as trend continues to go down, and 3,161,538 closures, 174,621 of which have been deaths (5.52% compared to yesterday’s 5.59%) and 2,986,917 of which have been recoveries (94.48% compared to yesterday’s 94.41%) (our death rate percentages continue to improve and are finally in single digits since Cuomo repealed his order sending CV positive patients on May 10 but remain higher than the world probably due to idiots like Cuomo sending positive CV patients into nursing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. We have now conducted   71,687,791 72,728,123 tests ( over 1,090,000 more tests than those done yesterday).
     Non CV Case News: Here is the photo of the Portland total scumbag police have identified as the thug who  kicked in the head a white totally defenseless truck driver pulled out of his car by a raving Portland mob:

 (totally misnamed as Maguise Love has not an ounce of love in his body only hate—hope the police find him and arrest him and this scumbag spends at least 20 years for attempted murder); the first night of the viral DNC aired last night with the nursing home killer Cuomo blaming Trump for the deaths, Kashich standing in an empty field excoriating Trump, a daughter of a 65 year old father who went to a Karaoke bar in Arizona after being reopened, contracted CV and then died who tearfully blamed Trump and tossed out the race card in condemnation and “when they go low we go high” Michelle Obama who tried to convince us what a capable person as a president Joe Biden would be (with such vitriol and TDS wonder how bad the ratings ill be); from the Mayor of Portland until now sounds of silence against the rioters in his city but lots of blame directed toward the feds and Trump that they are the cause of the riots, but now condemnation, an indication he has found some spine condemning the attack on the white truck truck that almost killed him; Biden needing the black vote and white suburban women concerned about safety is trying to walk a fine line and his not all out condemning the police is causing outrage of progressives; not that it detracts from the fact that Biden has a history roaming hands on women but Jill Biden’s ex-husband is coming out with a book claiming Jill had an affair with Biden that led to this divorce; with many of us waiting with baited breath to see if the Epstein scandal shoe drops on Clinton, hard to believe but in the Blue #MeToo Movement, our past presidential sexual predator is going to speak at the DNC tonight.
    Chicago/Baltimore Gun Violence: In Chicago as of August 17, 2020, the number of shootings increased by 13 poorly aimed shootings to 2,552, of whom 2 died to raise the total to 440 (total travesty of BLM when blacks are shot and killed by blacks in droves and only sounds of silence and complete absence of any protests in front of City Hall demanding action to curb the killings and shootings); 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 232 behind Chicago at 208 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 way  more  deadly and  way  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 “In My Feelings” by Drake, the fact that you are hoping that any peripetia will be beneficial, and a quote by Abigail Adams on women voting, 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 Bad Poetry Day—created by Thomas and Ruth Roy of Wellcat Holidays which to poets who believe that poets have the inside tract to God and have the proven way to campaign and bad poetry is an oxymoron; if you want to avoid bad poetry look no further than www.alaskanpoet.blogspot.com.
   2. Mail Order Catalog Day—celebrating the introduction by Aaron Ward of the first modern catalog listing Montgomery Ward’s products first sent out in 1872 and for years the mainstay for communities that did not have big box retailers, an era that has for the most part ended with the advent of the internet and on line shopping.
   3. 2018 Number One Song— the number 1 song in 2018 on this day on a run of 10 weeks in his second Number 1 song of the year was “In My Feelings” by Drake. Here is a recording of the song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DRS_PpOrUZ4 this Canadian singer/rapper started his career as an actor but to the joy of his fans who have bought 170 million of his records migrated in the music performer he is today.
  4. Word of the Day—today’s word of the day is “peripetia” which means a sudden change of fortune which many on Wall Street  believe we would suffer to the negative on a Biden presidency.
  5. Female Hands on Deck—celebrating the birthday on this day in 1921 of Lilya Litvyak a Soviet fighter pilot who become the first woman to down an enemy fighter and went on to shoot down 5 to 12 enemy planes before being killed in combat near Kursk on her 66th sortie against the Germans on  August 1, 1943.
    On this day in: 
   a. 1920 the 19th Amendment was ratified giving women the right to vote (in ceremonies marking the event President posthumously pardoned Susan B. Anthony who was arrested for voted illegally in Rochester, New York in 1872).
  b. 1963 African American James Meredith after being admitted to the University of Mississippi with federal intervention in 1962, became the first African-American to graduate from that school.
    c. 1971 Australia and New Zealand in a why are we here moment, decided to withdraw their forces from South Vietnam.
   d. 1977 Steve Biko was arrested at a South African police roadblock near King Williams Town pursuant to Terrorist Act Number 83 and died from injuries suffered in the arrest to the dismay of opponents of apartheid.
  e. 2019 100 activists, officials and concerned citizens held a symbolic funeral for the Okjökull glacier, which had melted away entirely after covering 6 square miles.                       Reflections on women having the right to vote : "Do not put such unlimited power into the hands of the husbands. Remember all men would be tyrants if they could. If particular care and attention is not paid to the ladies we are determined to foment a rebellion, and will not hold ourselves bound by any laws in which we have no voice, no representation”  Abigail Adams, First Lady wife of John Adams and mother of John Quincy Adams
    Please enjoy the poems on events of interest on my twitter    account below (if you like them, retweet and follow me) and follow my blogs. Always good, incisive and entertaining poems on my blogs—click on the links below. Go to www.alaskanpoet.blogspot.com for Ridley’s Believe It Or Not—This Day in History,  poems to inspire, touch, emote, elate and enjoy and poems on breaking news items of importance or go to  Ridley's Believe It Or Not for just This Day in History. 

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