Sunday, September 10, 2023

September 9, 2023 Ridley's Believe It Or Not


             On the earthquake front, a 6.8 quake in the Atlas mountains of Morocco has occurred which has devastated historic sites in  Marrakech and killed more than a  2000 people.
              On the 2nd Amendment front, the Blue Governor of New Mexico Lujan Grisham has declared a public emergency after a third child has been shot and killed recently with this one being an apparent road rage. She has banned the carrying of guns in public places for 30 days despite the order most likely violating the 2nd Amendment and giving a green light to any felon to rob and assault, knowing that the victim or victim’s establishment is not armed. Worse in announcing the ban she indicated her oath to defend the Constitution is “not absolute.”
             On the SCOTUS front Blue Dick Durbin and Justice Alioto, the Justice who liberal Blues despise with a passion, are in a snit fit over Durbin’s demand that Alioto recuse himself from a tax case coming before SCOTUS which Alioto is refusing to do. Durbin thinks that an interview with the Wall Street Journal opinion editor that included one of the lawyers involved in a tax case before requires that he recuse himself which he is not prepared to do.
               On the cause of death front, the cause of death of actor Paul Neuman best known for his portrayal of Pee Wee Herman was revealed to be acute myelogenous leukemia which he had battled for many years in private.
                On the transgender front the Blue dominated California Assembly has passed a bill which requires the court in child custody matters to consider whether a parent is not affirming gender transitioning requests of a minor, a bill which Tim Scott condemned in a one word condemnation “evil.”
               On the never underestimate the strength of Mother Nature front North Carolina debuted its $15 million 11th  largest in the country scoreboard for its game with Norte Dame which was delayed 15 minutes due to lightning only to have it short out very early in the second quarter due to the storm.  Hurricane Lee has been downgraded to a CAT 3 but it looks more and more like it will run parallel hundreds away from the East Coast which is great news as Florida needs another landfall like it needs a hole in the head.  
               On the political front in a highly watched gubernatorial race in Kentucky, Kentucky’s Fraternal Order of Police that had supported Blue Governor Beshear has not endorsed him but is endorsing AG David Cameron to unseat him.
               On the free G-20 front where Russia and China chose not to attend, the U.S. India and Saudi Arabia are proposing a marine and rail corridor to link India, Europe and the Middle East and Biden and Europe are proposing investments in a rail line to connect Angola with the Congo and Zambia to respond to China’s Belt and Road initiatives in infrastructure lending and investment in developing countries.
              On the Maui restoration front, premade pop up homes that come with utilities prewired and doors and window and can be assembled in less than a minute are arriving in Maui as a solution to the lack of housing caused by the fires.
              On the MSM biases news and opinion front Dean Obeidallah of MSNBC aka Mostly Sick News Biased Cack is demanding that Trump die in prison for his alleged criminal conduct while Trump made an appearance at a tailgate before the Iowa/Iowa state game before a tumultuous crowd.
              On the sports front, the dream of a repeat of Stanford being a 42 point underdog on October 6, 2007 and beating USC 24-23 was crumbling at the end of the first quarter 21-0 and completely collapsed at the end of the half 49-3 as USC ended up winning 56-10. Hopefully the team can rebound for its game next week against Troy Taylor’s former coached team Sacramento State.
              September 9, 2023 Michael P. Ridley aka The Alaskanpoet 
              Noted Holidays: World First Aid Day: Founded by the International Society of the Red Cross and Red Crescent on the 2nd Saturday of September, 2000 to promote awareness of how first aide can save lives in the event of an accident or disaster before first responders can appear on scene.
              Word of the Day: The word of the day is “attingent” which means touching which is what humans are prone to do as we are a very tactile species.
              Song of the Day: The number 1 song on this day in 1995 was  “Gangsta’s Paradise” by Coolio feat. L.V. on a run of 3 weeks to share number 1 status with 11 other songs achieving number 1 ranking while 5 acts, including Coolio and L.V., achieved  number one status for the first time.  Here is a recording of Coolio feat. L.V. performing  “Gangsta’s Paradise”:
              September 9 Birthdays: “Changing Pronouncing Will Not a Trophy Gain”—Joe Theisman, Born on this day in 1949 in New Brunswick, New Jersey who was a star quarterback at Notre Dame in running for the Heisman Trophy with Jim Plunkett and lost despite the Notre Dame Athletic Department changing the pronunciation of his name to rhyme with Heisman. He went on to have a stellar carrier in the Canadian Football League and the NFL and whose career ended on a Monday Night Football game with the New York Giants when a tackle by Leonard Taylor and Harry Carson resulted in a compound fracture of his fibula and tibia. 
              September 9  Historical Events in Rhyme
              1.     On this day finally at long last  in 1993/The Palestine Liberation Organization game to grips with reality/Recognized Israel as a valid state/But for terrorists states like Iran similar recognition it still waits.
              2.     On this day in 1972 explorers found between the Mammoth Cave Systems and the caves at Flintridge/A linking the two bridge/That would the distance in Mammoth National Park/making it the longest cave passage way to mark.
              3.     On this day in 1966 President Johnson signed the National Traffic and Motor Vehicle Safety Act/To the rising toll of death and injuries on our roads and highways attack/To require seat belts, head rests and energy absorbing steering wheels/Guardrails, barriers separating lanes, lanes stripes with reflectors to curve paths reveal/The roads soon would  have safer designs/And cars better suited so in accidents better chance the drivers and passengers would not to a morgue be assigned.                         4.      On this day in 1971 inmates at Attica State Prison in New York rioted to the prison control/Taking 43 guards hostages with demands of not being treated like beasts a major goal/ After 4 days of negotiations, the state had agreed to 28 demands but not to the warden replace/Nor complete amnesty to the crimes of the rioters in the takeover erase/Finally after 4 days Rockefeller ordered officers to with deadly force control regain/With bullets thick as monsoon rains/ Control was quicky attained/When the smoke cleared 33 inmates and 9 out 10 hostages by the officers were slain.
               5.      On this day in 1956 Elvis Presley and his gyrations on CBS’s the Ed Sullivan Show appeared/ But the sexuality of his gyrations the network feared/The viewing angles of the cameras were placed/So that Elvis was seen only up from the waist/Some  60 million viewers watched his 4 songs act/The show helped to propel them upward on their number one tracks.
              Quotes on Attica: Howard Zinn, Noted Historian and Author of 20 Books Before the Riot: “Prisoners spent 14 to 16 hours a day in their cells, their mail was read, their reading material restricted, their visits from families conducted through a mesh screen, their medical care disgraceful, their parole system inequitable, racism everywhere.”
                Declaration to the People of America, Read by Elliott James "L.D." Barkley, Inmate Days Away From His Release and Killed in the Retaking of Attica  September 9, 1971: “We are men! We are not beasts and we do not intend to be beaten or driven as such. The entire prison populace, that means every one of us here, has set forth to change forever the ruthless brutalization and disregard for the lives of the prisoners here and throughout the United States. What has happened here is but the sound before the fury of those who are oppressed. We will not compromise on any terms except those terms that are agreeable to us. We've called upon all the conscientious citizens of America to assist us in putting an end to this situation that threatens the lives of not only us but of every one of you, as well.
© September 9, 2023 Michael P. Ridley aka The Alaskanpoet
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