Monday, October 2, 2023

October 1, 2023 Ridley's Believe It Or Not


             On the open Southern Border front, New York Governor Hochul whom on the open border Reds in her state believe she is a total yokel finally seems to see that an open border is a disaster for her state and is urging Congress limit who can come across this border, castigating those whose only claim is that “I am an asylum seeker” (economic hardship or poverty cannot be the basis for an asylum claim and comprehensive immigration reform cannot be approached until the border is secure in fact not in false statements from the Biden Administration and leftists like Ayanna Presley).  
              On the NFL front, today the 49’ers beat the Cardinals 35-16 with McCaffrey amassing 177 total yards, 106 by rushing and 71 by receiving and scoring 4 touchdowns, 3 by rushing and 1 by receiving and missed tying the 49’ers’ record of 5 in a game because on the 1 yard line, the coach called a quarterback sneak. The Kansas City Chiefs played the Jets at home with Taylor Swift with some of her A-List celebs in her luxury box some  rooting for her new flame Travis Kelce who did not score a TD but led the team with 6 receptions for 60 yards. Close game but the Jets played well to lose 23-30 to join the fans who lost monetarily buying tickets online which were up 10-35% due to news she would attend the game.
              On the California Senatorial front, Newsom to fill the vacancy created by the death of Diane Feinstein, has appointed Laphonza Butler, a special adviser to Kamala Harris and President of Emily’s List and the first black female in the Senate and the first openly LBGT+ Senator to represent California. Newsom praised her as a strong fighter for women’s and girls’ rights but doubtful that description extends to keeping male transgenders identifying as women from competing in sports against women.
             On the college football sportsmanship front or rather the lack thereof, Louisiana Tech linebacker Brevin Randle stomped on the neck of a prone UTEP offensive lineman Steve Hubbard in a play that a penalty was not called but caught on camera to quickly go viral causing Louisiana to suspend him indefinitely.
              On the middle school suspected transgender front, in the town of Tualatin, Oregon at Hazelbrook Middle School, a large suspected transgender was filmed brutally attacked a smaller girl and worse another video of the same person beating on another girl and a girl who tried to stop her. Police have arrested the attacker and referred the matter to the Washington County Juvenile Department. Citing federal the school will not affirm or deny whether the attacker was a transgender but parents are rightfully outraged.
            On the anti-woke front, Ultra Right Beer has just released its collectors’ item beer with the mug shot of Trump on it and sales at $25 a sixpack have gone through the roof while Bud Light sales remain in the toilet.  Not sure how drinkable the beer is but the cans a pretty cool.                                                      

            On  Red Representatives like herding cats front, Matt Gaetz who is one of the Freedom Caucus Members who came close with his histrionics to shutting down the government is under investigation by the House Ethics Committee which if it finds him guilty on any of the allegations raised can expect a motion to expel him from the House which requires a 2/3rd vote which would not upset the slim Red majority as Red Governor De Santis would appoint a Republican to serve the remainder of his term.
              October 1,  2023 Michael P. Ridley aka The Alaskanpoet 
              Noted Holidays:  International Blessing of the Fishing Fleet Day celebrated on the first Sunday in October in Southern European fishing communities for centuries to hope for a good fishing season and to pray for the safety of fisherman at sea. As a former salmon seiner for six summers in Alaska, given the treacherous weather and tides in the state I would hope it is observed in the fishing villages found throughout the state.
              Word of the Day: The word of the day as we end the word of the day starting with “a” to move to words starting with “b” “baccivorous”  which means eating berries which is a great breakfast to start your day with cereals underneath blueberries, blackberries, strawberries or raspberries which are also flavorful frozen.
              Song of the Day: The number 1 song on this day in 1975 was “I’m Sorry” by John Denver on a run of 1 week to share number 1 status with 34 other songs achieving number 1 ranking while 18 acts achieved number one status for the first time.  Here is a recording  of John Denver  performing  “I’m Sorry”:
             October 1 Birthdays: “Act Not On But Only Look With Lust—Jimmy Carter, USNA graduate serving under Admiral Rickover, former Georgia Governor, 39th President, active participant in Habitat for Humanity and now the longest living ex-president after leaving office,   born on this day in 1924 in Plains Georgia who defeated Gerald Ford but held hostage by the Tehran seizure of our Tehran Embassy to lose to Ronald Reagan, recovering brain cancer victim who went into hospice 7 months ago but is still alive and in good spirits with his dementia affected wife Rosalyn with whom he celebrated his 77th anniversary on July 7 of this year.
              October 1  Historical Events in Rhyme
              1.      On this day in 2017 64 year old Charles Paddock from the 32nd Floor window at the Mandalay Bay/As the annual Route 91 Harvest music festival was ending and leaving fans were coming his way/Opened fired with his AR-15’s equipped with bump stocks to automatic fire spray/As terrified fans ran in panic to escape in less than 10 minutes 58 he would slay/867 fans were injured, 413 by gunshot/He took his life as police were beginning on his room their onslaught/The deadliest mass shooting in our history by a single person with his motive died/Depriving us of knowing the signs if another mass shooting sadly is again to be tried.
              2.      On this day in 2015 the cargo ship SS El Faro enroute from Jacksonville to San Juan/Not knowing that on its course Tropical Storm Joaquin soon to be a CAT 4 hurricane was bearing on/Ventured into or was caught by the hurricane eye/Pounded by huge waves and leaking water and listing it would soon sink and all 33 of the crew would die.
              3.      On this day in 1989 Denmark became the world’s first nation to legalize partnerships of the same sex/No longer would the protection and benefits of marriage to same sex couple reject/If a same sex couple is in love/The state should not into the closet that love shove.  
              4.      On this day in 1975 in the fight known as the “Thrilla in Manilla”/ “Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee defeated Smokin Joe Frazier the Gorilla/One of the most watched brutal heavy weight fights viewed both fighters were exhausted barely able to punch or stand/But Frazier’s were so swollen he could not see the punches he could not withstand/At the end of the 14th round with on more to go/Frazier’s second gave the equivalent of the towel into the ring throw.
              5.      On this day in 1908 the Ford Model T was introduced for sale at 850 bucks/If you wanted a color other than black you were out of luck/Sounds cheap, a price and bargain basement/But $850 for inflation adjusted is $27,532 compared to 27,770 for a Mustang or $22,595 for a Maverick you will have spent.
           Quote on the Mandalay Bay Shooting in Las Vegas by Charles Paddock by Jason Aldean who was the closing performer at the Route 91 Harvest music festival held there:  
           Over the last 24 hrs. I have gone through lots of emotions. Scared, Anger, Heartache, Compassion and many others. I truly don’t understand why a person would want to take the life of another. Something has changed in this country and in this world lately that is scary to see. This world is becoming the kind of place i am afraid to raise my children in. At the end of the day we aren’t Democrats or Republicans, Whites or Blacks, Men or Women. We are all humans and we are all Americans and it’s time to start acting like it and stand together as ONE! That is the only way we will ever get this Country to be better than it has ever been, but we have a long way to go and we have to start now.

© October 1, 2023 Michael P. Ridley aka The Alaskanpoet
Poems on Events of the Day

Unique Commissioned Poems for Special Events

No comments:

Post a Comment