Sunday, May 7, 2023

May 7, 2023 Ridley's Beleive It Or Not


Texas is still reeling from the deadly shooting at the Allen Premium Outlets by 33 year old Mauricio Garcia who was quickly killed by a police officer there on another matter who ran toward the sound of the gunshots as it confronts another deadly tragedy in Brownsville, Texas where a SUV ran into a crowd near a migrant shelter, killing 7 and wounding 11 by a driver who was arrested and being examined for drugs and alcohol consumption. In a move that would break the budget big time, the reparations panel is recommending to the California Legislature reparations for “eligible blacks” payments maxing out at $1.2 million which would total $800 billion. As it appears more likely than not that Hunter Biden is going to be charged with income tax evasion and making false statements to purchase a firearm, do not be surprised to see his dad pardon him. We are not the only nation facing waves of illegals as over 12,000 left in barely sea worthy vessels from Tunisia for Italy last year while 800 bodies washed ashore back in Tunisia with 300 bodies so far this year. Riley Gaines is voice of sanity and a breath of fresh as she campaigns to bar transgender females who were born biological males from competing with females and is now suggesting female athletes boycott and events in which transgender females are competing. It looks like the royal rift continues as Prince Harry who attended the coronation without his wife and as a nonworking royal dressed as a civilian with his medals on his chest left the proceedings as soon as the coronation was completed.
           May 7, 2023 Michael P. Ridley aka The Alaskanpoet 
           Noted Holidays: National Infertility Survival Day: Created by in 2004 by Beverly Barna, the author of Infertility Sucks! Keeping It All Together When Spemr and Egg Remain Stubbornly Apart to provide support and compassion for woman who are infertile and to promote awareness to means to become pregnant through in vitro fertilization and surrogates and celebrated on the Sunday before Mothers’ Day.
           Word of the Day: the word of the day is “androphagy”  which means cannibalism which was practiced by certain native tribes in the South Pacific, Japanese soldiers starving in the Pacific during World War II, the Donner Party and an Argentine rugby club on a plane  that crashed in the Andes.
           Number 1 Song: The number 1 song on this day in 1995 was “This Is How We Do It” by Montell Jordan on a run of 7 weeks  to share with 11 other songs achieving number 1 ranking while 5 acts achieved their first number 1 ranking. Here is a music video with lyrics of Montell Jordan  performing “This Is How We Do It”:
          May 7 Famous Birthdays: Nora Louise Kuzma, better known to her fans as Traci Lords was born on this day in 1968 in Steubenville, Ohio is an actress who became a porn star at sixteen with a fake birth certificate showing she was 20 and was engaged in that profession making a $1000 a day while working  until she turned 18 and quit the business to enroll in the Les Strasberg Theater and Acting School  to assist her desire to become a not pornographic actress which she became along with a director’s career and recording career.
          Noted Events on May 7:
          1.   1915—The German U-Boat U-20 sank the passenger liner RMS Lusitania off the coast of Ireland, killing 1,198 passengers and crew, including 128 Americans which event soured pro German feelings among our large German American population.
          2.   1960—Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev announced that they were holding U-2 pilot Gary Powers after they had shot it down.
          3.   1998—Mercedes Benz bought Chrysler Corporation for $40 billion in the largest industrial acquisition to form Daimler Chrysler. 
          4.   2000—Vladimir Putin was named president of the Russian Federation.     
          5.   2004—American freelance radio tower repairman Nick Berg was beheaded by Islamic terrorists in Iraq and his beheading shown on the internet several days later.
          Famous Quotes on Events and Issues:
          Winston Churchill on the effect of the sinking of the Lusitania: "In spite of all its horror, we must regard the sinking of the Lusitania as an event most important and favourable to the Allies. The poor babies who perished in the ocean attack struck a blow at German power more deadly than could have been achieved by the sacrifice of 100,000 men."  

© May 7, 2023 Michael P. Ridley aka The Alaskanpoet
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