Monday, September 26, 2016

September 26, 2016 Ridley's Believe It Or Not National Johnny Appleseed Day

Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For September 26, 2016 Only 44 waning days to go until the only polls that matter close for Trump to continue his pivot before we elect a new president and only a few hours to go until the first debate that will probably be watched by over 100 million people; on the sports front two legends are no longer with us—Arnold Palmer who just died and Vin Skully who has retired from broadcasting the Dodgers’ games; mass shootings in Houston by of all persons a lawyer; on the political front just hours before the first presidential debate, the liberal media has realized that Trump has surged to make this race a dead heat and is favored in key battleground states and they are in panic mode with editorials and coverage vilifying him. Hope everyone has time to watch the fireworks tonight.
          As Trump is trying to become more presidential, going to www.lyingcrookedhillary.com is a great way to start your day along of course with www.alaskanpoet.blogspot.com and reading Clinton Cash would be a great read to understand the quid pro quo mentality of the Clintons.
          As always, I hope  you enjoy today’s holidays and observances, music links to the Weavers and Marty Robins,  factoids of interest for this day in history, a relevant quote from Herman Kahn, while  looking forward to enjoying a generous serving of pancakes, blessed with a positive attitude and secure in the knowledge that if you want to find a gift for any memorable events like 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. Lumberjack Daycreated in 2005 to honor, due to the environmentalists, a dying over regulated breed--the lumberjack; today would be a great day to eat pancakes and wear plaid but if you have an ax with you make sure it is a toy one, given the fears over terrorists’ stabbings and axings.   
2. National Johnny Appleseed Day—celebrating the birthday on this day in 1774 of John Chapman, aka Johnny Appleseed, who was a New York nurseryman who traveled west and along the way planted apple trees for settlers in Ohio and Pennsylvania to have a source of food.   
3. 1950 Number One Song—celebrating the number one song in 1950 on a long run of 13 weeks in that position “Goodnight Irene” by the Weavers with Gordon Jenkins. Here is a recording of the Weavers with Gordon Jenkins performing the song https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MSDyiUBrUSk
4. National Pancake Day—celebrating this high great breakfast meal especially when covered in real maple syrup—great day to hop down to IHOP. 5. Go To El Paso With A Big Iron On Your Hipcelebrating the birth on this day in 1925 of noted country and pop singer and song writer better known to his fans as Marty Robbins—here is a link to him performing the ballad “Big Iron.”
On this day in:                                                                                   
a. 1933 Machine Gun Kelly caught without his Thompson submachine gun surrendered to federal agents after shouting “Don’t Shoot G-men,” saddling them with a nickname still used today to describe federal agents in law enforcement.   
b. 1950 following the successful and daring landing of U.S. forces at Inchon, Seoul was recaptured; but the South Korean capital was recaptured by the Chinese and North Koreans on January 7, 1951.  
c. 1960 the first televised presidential debate took place between John Kennedy and Richard Nixon which was watched by an estimated 70 million viewers (predictions are that over 100 million will be watching tonight).      
d. 1969 the Beatles released their last album Abbey Road.
e. 1983 at a time of strained relations with the United States and fortunately for the hundreds of millions of Americans and Soviet that would have died, fortunately Soviet Lieutenant Colonel Stanislav Petrov manning a Soviet early missile warning center correctly identified a report that the U.S. had just launched a Minuteman nuclear armed missile at the Soviet Union as being erroneous thereby preventing an accidental nuclear war between the two nations.         
Reflections on the anniversary of an almost accidental nuclear war that border on the delusional: “From a scientific perspective there is some indication that a nuclear war could deplete the earth's ozone layer or, less likely, could bring on a new Ice Age - but there is no suggestion that either the created order or mankind would be destroyed in the process.” Herman Kahn, founder of the Hudson Institute and preeminent military strategist and futurist on the 20th Century although on this quote I believe he is out to lunch. 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.
© September 26, 2016, Michael P. Ridley aka the Alaskanpoet 
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Sunday, September 25, 2016

September 25, 2016 Ridley's Believe It Or Not National Gold Star Mothers Day

Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For September 25, 2016 Only 45 waning days to go until the only polls that matter close for Trump to continue his pivot before we elect a new president and only 1 day until the first debate; on the blue on black front, the Charlotte police department has relented and released their dash cam videos which although one hears the commands yelling at Scott to drop the gun, the video is inconclusive (the gun that was at the scene according to police must have fingerprints and the FBI hopefully could trace where it was purchased which information to forestall any further riots should be released); the shooter in Burlington, Washington who killed 5 people was a Turkish immigrant supposedly having legal status (so much for vetting once again); mass shootings in Baltimore (probably gang related) and on the Urbana campus of the University of Illinois; Mexico is being inundated with a flood of illegal aliens on its southern border who unfortunately hell bent to journey up north and cross or open border; in another chilling reminder of why we need to close our southern border which is being swamped with drugs and cartel members in addition to illegal aliens, seven people died from overdoses of heroin in the Cleveland area which is on pace to have 500 overdose deaths this year; on the sports front at the Rose Bowl in a true nail bitter, Stanford beat UCLA for the ninth time in a row b 23-13 by scoring two touchdowns in the last 28 seconds and will face 9th ranked Washington in Seattle in a crucial game with both teams undefeated—Go Cardinal!
          As Trump is trying to become more presidential, going to www.lyingcrookedhillary.com is a great way to start your day along of course with www.alaskanpoet.blogspot.com and reading Clinton Cash would be a great read to understand the quid pro quo mentality of the Clintons.
          As always, I hope  you enjoy today’s holidays and observances, a music link to Vic Damone,  factoids of interest for this day in history, a relevant quote from Barbara Walters, while  looking forward to enjoying a generous serving of lobser, blessed with a positive attitude and secure in the knowledge that if you want to find a gift for any memorable events like 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. International Ataxia Awareness Daycelebrated to promote awareness of and raise research dollars for ataxia a disease ot the nervous system that destroys balance and coordination.   
2. National Gold Star Mothers Day—celebrated on the last Sunday in September to honor the sacrifice and pain suffered by those mothers who have lost a son or daughter while serving in the United States Armed Forces.    
3. 1949 Number One Song—celebrating the number one song in 1949 on a run of 4 weeks in that position “Your Breaking My Heart” by Vic Damone. Here is a recording of Vic Damone performing  the song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2hGSiN8w1gg
4. National Lobster Day—celebrating this highly evolved omnivore’s favorite dish which is best found at the Cove Seafood II in Little Saigon. 5. You Don’t Need Hindsight To Create 20/20celebrating the birth on this day in 1929 of noted television journalist and anchor Barbara Walters, noted for The View, 20/20 and The Today, being named the first woman co-anchor of a nationally syndicated news program and her unique interviewing style and the number of famous leaders and personalities that she has interviewed.    
On this day in:                                                                                   
a. 1789 the Congress passed 12 Amendments to the U.S. Constitution, the first ten of which became known as the Bill of Rights and were soon ratified by the states, the Congressional Apportionment Amendment which was never ratified and the Congressional Compensation Amendment which was finally ratified in 1992 over two hundred years later as the 27th Amendment.
b. 1942 in a move which condemned thousands of Jews to ultimate death during the Holocaust the Swiss ruled that persons fleeing countries in Europe based on their race were not political refugees and therefore were to be denied entry.  
c. 1956 TAT-1, the first submarine transatlantic telephone system commenced operations bringing the two continents closer at least from a communications standpoint.      
d. 1974 the first ulnar ligament replacement surgery was performed on Dodge pitcher Tommy John, who after a two year rehab process was  able to pitch for another 13 years.
e. 1992 NASA launched the Mars Observer probe built at a cost of over $500 million; sadly that money went for naught as the probe failed 11 months later only three days before it was to be inserted into Martian orbit.        
Reflections on success from one of the masters of it :”[Success] can make you a prima donna, or it can smooth the edges, take away the insecurities, let the nice things come out.” Barbara Walters 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.
© September 25, 2016, Michael P. Ridley aka the Alaskanpoet 
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Friday, September 23, 2016

September 23, 2016 Ridley's Believe It Or Not Native American Day

Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For September 23, 2016 Only 47 waning days to go until the only polls that matter close for Trump to continue his pivot before we elect a new president and only 3 days until the first debate; on the blue on black front, the Tulsa police officer who shot an unarmed black in Tulsa has been arrested for manslaughter and the protests in Charlotte continue but at least peaceful last night amid growing calls that police videos be released to either confirm or deny the presence of a gun or a book held by the victim; in two really disturbing items on the sanctity of our elections news that even now top Blues are concluding that Russia is definitely behind growing cyber efforts to influence our election and the Obama administration is pedal to the metal to spare no money to naturalize as many people as possible before the elections so they can vote (i.e. vote Blue); on the crime front Weiner is being investigated by the NYPD for his sexting with a minor (this guy really needs some professional help) and Brad Pitt is being investigated by the FBI over claims that far too often arise in divorce proceedings that he abused one of his children; on the sports front my beloved Cardinal goes into the Rose Bowl with a three point spread favorite against the Bruins to see if they can beat them nine times in a row—Go Cardinal!
          As Trump is trying to become more presidential, going to www.lyingcrookedhillary.com is a great way to start your day along of course withwww.alaskanpoet.blogspot.com and reading Clinton Cash would be a great read to understand the quid pro quo mentality of the Clintons.
          As always, I hope  you enjoy today’s holidays and observances, a music link to Francis Craig and His Orchestra,  factoids of interest for this day in history, a relevant quote from Kurt Vonnegut, while  looking forward to enjoying a pot pie, blessed with a positive attitude and secure in the knowledge that if you want to find a gift for any memorable events like 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. Native American Daycelebrated in California and South Dakota in a better late than never moment after we took their lands and basically violated and ignored every treaty with tribes we entered into to commemorate and honor the contributions American Indians have made for this country (thank God for Hollywood to make a movie Windtalkers about the Navaho code speakers who were so vital to the war in the Pacific).  
2. National Dogs In Politics Day—celebrating the Nixon’s famous “Checkers Speech” after he had been charged with using $18,000 of campaign funds during the 1952 elections for his own personal use, he went on TV to proclaim that his two daughters had received a dog as a gift which the family would keep and had named Checkers; man’s best friend when it have always been a focus of attention in elections and the presidency (had Goldwater been a better candidate LBJ’s pulling one of his beagles up by the ears might have cost him the election).  
3. 1947 Number One Song—celebrating the number one song in 1947 on an unbelievably long run of 12 weeks in that position “Near You” by Francis Craig. Here is a recording of Francis Craig and His Orchestra performing the song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CbZLpAMnclQ
4. National Great American Pot Pie Day—celebrating a dish that has been around since Roman times; if you don’t want to be dependent on Marie Callender for this culinary treat here is a recipe for chicken pot pie that is easy and delicious. http://blog.thenibble.com/2015/09/23/food-fun-chicken-pot-pie-baked-potato/  
5. How To Derail A Tranecelebrating the birth on this day in 1926 of noted and pioneering jazz saxophonist John Coltrane aka the Trane who blew his last not at the too early age of 40 due to suspected heroin use.   
On this day in:                                                                                   
a. 1642 Harvard College graduated its first students.
b. 1780 British major John Andre was arrested as a spy which led to the exposing of Benedict Arnold as a traitor.  
c. 1889 Nintendo was founded.      
d. 1911 in a making the world smaller moment pilot Earl Ovington under the authority of the U.S. Postal Service delivered the first air mail.
e. 2002 the first version of the web browser Firefox Mozilla was released.       
Reflections on our treatment of American Indians:”“It's a widely accepted principle,' he says, 'that you can claim a piece of land which has been inhabited for tens of thousands of years, if only you repeat this mantra endlessly: 'We discovered it, we discovered it, we discovered it....” Kurt Vonnegut, Deadeye Dick great American author who was a POW at Dresden when it was leveled by American and British bombers toward the end of World War II. 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.
© September 23, 2016, Michael P. Ridley aka the Alaskanpoet 
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Thursday, September 22, 2016

September 22, 2016 Ridley's Believe It Or Not American Business Woman's Day

Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For September 22, 2016, first day of fall on the Autumnal Equinox  Only 48 waning days to go until the only polls that matter close for Trump to continue his pivot before we elect a new president; in an is it Memorex or live, the DOJ in its charge of attempted murder and terror against Rahami omits ISIS allegiance in his diary; after Wells Fargo’s president Stumpf took rightful heat from the Senate, Mylan’s greedy CEO took the House grilling seat for raising the price of its EpiPen; another night of violence with one person being shot in Charlotte (how does looting stores advance the cause and discussion over potential excessive police force?); Trump at a rally supported “stop and frisk” as a means to stop the carnage of black on black killings in cities like Chicago; Feds refused to raise rates and the market soared yesterday and is off to a roaring start today; Russia sends its only decrepit aircraft carrier into the waters off the coast of Syria; another red line in the sand that is totally feckless as a U.S. base in Iraq attacked with poison gas—safe bet that our feckless president will go play golf or orally just berate; late breaking news of another “pressure cooker“ bomb found in New York; in yet another condemnation of the failed socialist policies of Venezuela that have left the government on the risk of collapse, Peru’s president slammed the government over its spending and impending collapse; in a really chilling report, ISIS is reported to have killed 6 boys for the crime of playing soccer—when will the civilized world including all Arab nations come to their senses with or without Obama and send troops to kill every last one of these monsters in their caliphate?  
          As Trump is trying to become more presidential, going to www.lyingcrookedhillary.com is a great way to start your day along of course withwww.alaskanpoet.blogspot.com and reading Clinton Cash would be a great read to understand the quid pro quo mentality of the Clintons.
          As always, I hope  you enjoy today’s holidays and observances, a music link to Frank Sinatra,  factoids of interest for this day in history, a relevant quote from Angela Braly, while  looking forward to enjoying a double scoop ice cream cone of the flavor of your choice, blessed with a positive attitude and secure in the knowledge that if you want to find a gift for any memorable events like 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. American Business Woman’s Daycreated by Congressional Resolution in 1983 to honor the millions of businesses owned and operated by women who today are more likely than men to start a business.  
2. One Web Day—celebrated since 2006 to promote awareness of the need to promote and foster the viability of the internet which has become an essential aspect of our daily life and commerce.    
3. 1946 Number One Song—celebrating the number one song in 1946 on a run of two weeks in that position “Five Minutes More” by Frank Sinatra. Here is a recording of Frank Sinatra performing the song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2vkkDnV0aJM
4. National Ice Cream Cone Day—in the days before we had radical Islam and the threat of radicalized Syrian refugees time to celebrate the introduction of the ice cream cone by Syrian immigrant Ernest Hamwi who was selling a crispy waffle which when a fellow ice cream concessionaire ran out of dishes folded his waffle into the shape of a cornucopia and added a scoop of ice cream—presto the ice cream cone.
5. A True Blue Bloodcelebrating the birth on this day in 1924 of a reasonably successful minor league pitcher but who bombed in the Show but gained Hall of Fame status as a manager of the Dodgers, Tommy Lasorda whose motto was “Treat baseball players like human beings and they will play like Superman.”     
On this day in:                                                                                   
a. 1692 the last of those convicted of witchcraft were hanged and those not hanged were eventually released bringing to an end a very sad part of our history as it related to tolerance.
b. 1927 Jack Dempsey lost the “Long Count” heavyweight championship fight to Gene Tunney.  
c. 1975 Sara Jane Moore failed in her attempt to assassinate President Gerald Ford. She was sentenced to life in prison but was released after serving 32 years of her sentence after Ford’s death in 2006.      
d. 1991 the Dead Sea Scrolls were made available to the public for viewing at the Huntington Library in San Marino, California.
e. 1993 in the deadliest train wreck in Amtrak’s history, a barge struck a railway bridge  over the Big Bayou Canot near Mobile, Alabama causing the Sunset Limited which arrived eight minutes later to derail and plunge into the bayou,  killing 47 people and permanently ending the Sunset Limited’s service between New Orleans and Orlando. I a deadly twist of fate, the Sunset Limited’s departure from New Orleans was delayed some 90 minutes due to air-conditioning problems which had that not occurred the train would have long since gone over the bridge before the barge struck it.       
Reflections on how to advance in business: The most important factor in determining whether you will succeed isn't your gender, it's you. Be open to opportunity and take risks. In fact, take the worst, the messiest, the most challenging assignment that you can find, and then take control."  Angela Braly, former CEO of WellPoint Great advice to any man or woman starting or entering a business.  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.
© September 22, 2016, Michael P. Ridley aka the Alaskanpoet 
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Wednesday, September 21, 2016

September 21, 2016 Ridley's Believe It Or Not International Peace Day

Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For September 21, 2016 Only 49 waning days to go until the only polls that matter close for Trump to continue his pivot before we elect a new president; more troubling concerns over the overstretched FBI’s abilities to track and prevent radicalized Islamists as Rahami’s father supposedly called the FBI two years before the bombing and they closed the file (anyone who goes to Pakistan or Afghanistan without really legitimate business reasons may well be a suspect for radicalization); CNN is rightfully getting slammed for falsely accusing Trump of calling for racial profiling; another police shooting following the one in Oklahoma captured on camera but this one may involve a black officer shooting a black with a gun but that nuance did not stop rioting in Charlotte, North Carolina; Obama’s address to the UN in the wake of the recent terror attacks was silent on the need to destroy radical Islam (not surprising since he cannot even speak the words) as he promoted the need for us to admit thousands more refugees (new data now shows the number of Muslim immigrants exceeds Christian immigrants) while growing concerns that there is no way to vet radicals or young men that most likely will be easily radicalized from this group; in yet another frightening portent of what secular Islam and Sharia would mean Sudan is now trying several Christian pastors on trumped up charges that could mean the death penalty; on a final sad note after she hired a private investigator who provided evidence that he was cheating on her, Angelina Jolie has filed for divorce against Brad Pitts; market on pins and needles awaiting a Fed decision on Wednesday on whether it will raise rates as the president of Mylan is going to face another round of hearings over its outrageous gouging of the EpiPen.
          As Trump is trying to become more presidential, going to www.lyingcrookedhillary.com is a great way to start your day along of course withwww.alaskanpoet.blogspot.com and reading Clinton Cash would be a great read to understand the quid pro quo mentality of the Clintons.
          As always, I hope  you enjoy today’s holidays and observances, music links to Perry Como and Faith Hill (it’s her birthday),  factoids of interest for this day in history, a relevant quote from Denis Waitley, while  looking forward to enjoying a few pecan cookies, blessed with a positive attitude and secure in the knowledge that if you want to find a gift for any memorable events like 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. International Day of Peacecreated by the UN in 1982 to promote peace and abhor violence as a means to resolve national differences; ironic that it comes one day after the Russian allegedly bombed a UN relief convoy bringing in food and medical supplies to the civilians trapped in Aleppo.  
2. World Gratitude Day—celebrated since 1965 for celebrants to pause and reflect on the many things in their lives that one should be grateful for as opposing to bemoaning what they may lack regardless of how important those toys may be in terms of happiness and tranquility.   
3. 1945 Number One Song—celebrating the number one song in 1945 on a run of nine weeks in that position “Till the End of Time” by Perry Como. Here is a recording of Perry Como performing the song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KFXA_-2cIYU
4. National Pecan Cookie Day—another great way to get pecans into your diet. . 5. Soul2Soulcelebrating the birth on this day in 1967 of Audrey Faith Perry, better known to her millions of country western fans as Faith Hill and whose Soul2Soul tour broke records in terms of attendance. Here is a link to her performing one of her platinum songs: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-tgvidRPdj8    
On this day in:                                                                                   
a. 1780 Benedict Arnold our noted traitor in the Revolutionary War gave the plans to West Point to the British.
b. 1937 J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit was published.   
c. 1981 in an era when we had compromise, Stanford alum Sandra Day O’Connor was unanimously approved by the Senate as the first female Associate Justice of the Supreme Court.      
d. 1996 the Defense of Marriage Act prohibiting federal recognition of same sex marriages was passed by overwhelming majorities in Congress only to have the Supreme Court in 2015 to overturn it and require that all states must recognize same sex marriages.
e. 2013 in another chilling reminder that radical Islam is alive and well al-Shabaab jihadist terrorists attacked the Westgate Shopping Mall in Nairobi, Kenya, slaughtering at least 67 innocents.      
Reflections on gratitude: Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace, and gratitude.” Denis Waitley, noted American motivational speaker and writer. 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.
© September 21, 2016, Michael P. Ridley aka the Alaskanpoet 
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Tuesday, September 20, 2016

September 20, 2016 Ridley's Believe Or Not National Gibberish Day

 Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For September 20, 2016 Only 50 waning days to go until the only polls that matter close for Trump to continue his pivot before we elect a new president; kudos to the great police work in New Jersey and NYC have captured alive this Islamist coward bent on killing Americans and kudos to Dubai for catching his Pakistani wife (another familiar San Bernardino ring to our open border who if this thug had waited would probably be a naturalized citizen) as she was fleeing the                                 
U.S.; in another blatant act of bias and advocacy distorted reporting, CNN falsely claimed that Trump was promoting “racial profiling”; HRC is not campaigning today but is meeting with some world leaders in NYC; while Obama wants to open the spigot on migration from Syria, Germany’s Merkel regrets her decision to let in some million refugees as her party lost another election this one in Berlin (if one Willie Horton tanked Dukakis, think what 500,000 Syrian refugees will do to Clinton after the stabbings and bombings this weekend); DHS aka the Keystone Kops admitted that almost 900 people from nations of interest (aka nations with radical Islamic terrorists) who were subject to deportation orders were granted citizenship http://alaskanpoet.blogspot.com/2016/09/hundreds-of-illegals-wdeportation.html;  in another example of desperation HRC accused Trump of aiding and abetting ISIS (that makes about as much sense as a claim that Churchill’s strong stand against Hitler aided and abetted the Nazis); market on pins and needles awaiting a Fed decision on Wednesday on whether it will raise rates as the president of Wells Fargo will be falling on his sword before Congress testifying about some 2,000,000 fraudulent accounts that were opened without customer consent or knowledge to generate bonus income; ending on a humorous note but yet another example of how wacky California has become due to the Blues, California passed legislation to limit bovine farting (can hardly wait to see the studies later coming out that Beano is a cause of cancer in rats).
          As Trump is trying to become more presidential, going to www.lyingcrookedhillary.com is a great way to start your day along of course withwww.alaskanpoet.blogspot.com and reading Clinton Cash would be a great read to understand the quid pro quo mentality of the Clintons.
          As always, I hope  you enjoy today’s holidays and observances, a music link to Bing Crosby,  factoids of interest for this day in history, a relevant quote from Christopher Hitchens, while  looking forward to enjoying a glass of rum punch, blessed with a positive attitude and secure in the knowledge that if you want to find a gift for any memorable events like 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 Gibberish Dayobserved only once a year but daily in the offices of Congress, the president and the bureaucratic officials that are hell bent to make us mere mortals’ lives incredibly difficult.  
2. National Take A Loved One To A Doctor Day—celebrating the need to create awareness of the need for family members and friends to go see medical professionals when illness or disease strikes.   
3. 1944 Number One Song—celebrating the number one song in 1944 on a run of nine weeks in that position “Swinging On A Star” by Bing Crosby. Here is a recording of Bing Crosby performing the song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9CDs067081E
4. National Rum Punch Day—this food holiday should have been celebrated yesterday on International Talk Like A Pirate Day but enjoy it anyway (in moderation as always).
5. Even Humans Can Be Ugly Ducklingscelebrating the birth on this day in 1934 of Sofia Scicolone called by her wet nurse as the “ugly duckling” and in her teen years as the “thin stick,” but now known to her fans around the world as Sophia Loren and still going strong at 82 years of age.     
On this day in:                                                                                   
a. 1946 the first Cannes Film Festival was held in Cannes, France.
b. 1962 James Meredith, an African American student, was temporarily barred from enrolling in the University of Mississippi; but was admitted after the Court of Appeals found the governor of Mississippi in contempt of court and ordered him jailed and fined $10,000 a day until Meredith was admitted which he soon was.   
c. 1971 Hurricane Irene made landfall in Nicaragua, weakened and had enough steam to pass through Nicaragua and enter the Pacific where it gained enough strength to reacquire hurricane status with a new name Hurricane Olivia the first known hurricane to cross from the Atlantic into the Pacific.      
d. 2001 before a Joint Session of Congress, President Bust declared a “War on Terror,” a war which is still being waged, but under this feckless president as the weekend events in Minnesota, New Jersey and New York demonstrated,  not very well, devoid of a winning strategy.
e. 2011 the U.S. Armed Forces ended its “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy with respect to gays and lesbians serving in the military and opened up the military to them.     
Reflections on the War on Terror after seeing the hijacked planes fly into the World Trade Center:Here we are then, I was thinking, in a war to the finish between everything I love and everything I hate. Fine. We will win and they will lose. A pity that we let them pick the time and place of the challenge, but we can and we will make up for that.”  Christopher Hitchens, noted journalist and author who drank and smoked himself to death in 2011.  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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