Violence: In Chicago as of September 13, 2020, the number of shootings
increased to 2,991 of whom 511 have died (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 273 behind
Chicago at 238 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 by random mass shootings which occur much less.
As always, I hope you enjoy today’s holidays and observances, factoids of interest for this day in history, a musical link to “Three Bells” by The Browns, the fact that your behavior is not picaresque and a quote by Bud Selig on the 1994 MLB Strike, 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. Support Latino Business Day—celebrating since 2019 Latino owned businesses which are a growing segment of our economy and as increasing numbers of Latinos are becoming Trump supporters, a good reason to shop there if you are one of Trump’s supporters.
2. National Gobstoppers Day—celebrating a multilayered spherical candy that has been enjoyed by children since World War I and is probably better known in the U.S. as “jawbreakers.”
3. 1959 Number One Song— the number 1 song in 1959 on a run of 4 weeks was “Three Bells” by The Browns in their first number one song. Here us a recording of the song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HTkbj56bnYs The three siblings Jim Ed, Maxine and Bonnie started performing in 1955 and disbanded in 1967 but Jim Ed had a solo career performing and on radio almost until he died of lung cancer on June 11, 2015 at age 81, his youngest sister likewise at age 77 on July 16, 2016 and Maxine on January 21, 2019 from complications from heart and kidney disease.
4. Word of the Day—today’s word of the day is “picaresque” which means of, like or pertaining to rogues which too often describe politicians who have been in office too long in safe districts.
House Built on Wine Cannot Stand--celebrating the birth on this day in 1983 of
noted English singer/songwriter Amy Winehouse who won 5 Grammys but struggled
with drugs and alcohol and died from alcohol poisoning on July 23, 2011 at the
too young age of 27.
On this day in:
a. 1960 to
the bane of American motorists before energy independence, the Organization of
Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) was formed.
b. 1989 Joseph Wesbecker a former disabled pressman with Standard Gravure in Louisville, Kentucky, returned to his place of employment looking for the president and in the process shot and killed 8 and wounded 12 before putting a pistol to his head and killing himself. When it became known that he had been taking Prozac for his depression the victims’ families sued the manufacturer Eli Lily and the case was settled during trial.
c. 1994 became the postseason that never was as the MLB postseason for 1994 was canceled due to a strike by the players that commenced on August 11, 1994.
d. 2001 a historical National Prayer Service for the victims of 9/11 was held at the Washington National Cathedral and a similar service held at Parliament Hill in Ottawa.
e. 2019 in another reason why energy independence for the U.S. is a really worthwhile goal, Houthi Rebels in Yemen attacked with multiple drones Saudi oil refining facilities at the Abqaiq-Khurais oil refineries putting them and the 5% of the world’s oil supplies out of commission until the end of September.
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