Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For September 13, 2017 After new revelations from a security firm that was supposed to be hired to replace an inept firm providing “security” to the consulate in Benghazi just before the attack on 9/11/2012 and was instructed after the attack not to speak to the media or Congress (aka a coverup), Hillary is now blaming Benghazi for her loss which is probably right as she was asleep at the switch before and during the attack and lied to the victims’ parents’ faces over the video being the cause—still in delusion and can’t admit or accept the reality that she lost because of her own mistakes wwhich is really sad as more and more it looks like she is suffering from mental illness; new findings suggest that up to 5,000 votes in New Hampshire were cast by out of state residents which resulted in the defeat of the Republican incumbent by some 1,000 votes (despite all the denials from the Blues who want illegals to be able to vote, voter fraud is a problem and will grow with illegal immigration and a lack of voter ID requirements); Senator Sanders has unveiled his single payer health plan which will add billions upon billions of dollars to the deficit and will end the practice of Canadians and Brits coming here to pay for treatment they cannot get in their home countries (our Barbara Boxer on steroids Senator Harris as might be expected is for this budget buster inanity); applause for the celebs like Streisand and Wonder for their telethon that raised $44 million in hurricane relief drowned out by deserved catcalls and boos for turning the event into a political attack on the deniers that climate change caused the hurricanes; Trump is having dinner at the White House tonight with Pelosi and Schumer to push his tax cut proposals (if the Blues block tax cuts they will be crucified next year); the death toll from Irma stands at 30 as millions of Floridians are without power in appalling heat and humidity; through September 12, 2017 in Chicago the number of people being shot climbed to 2669, and the death toll again on the rise to 459 while the city seems to not be doing anything to prevent the killing and maiming of its minority residents—a real definition of racism which is deadly.
As always, I hope you enjoy today’s holidays and observances, music links to the Mitch Miller Orchestra and Fiona Apple, factoids of interest for this day in history, a relevant quote on programming by Larry Ellison, hoping you meet someone worthy of kalology secure in the knowledge that if you want to find a gift for any memorable events like 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 the Programmer—observed on the 256th day of the year (
) to celebrate the contributions of programmers to our economy, society, health and welfare.
2. National Celiac Awareness Day—celebrated on this day to commemorate the efforts of Dr. Samuel Gee born on this day in 1839 to link diet with celiac disease. Celiac disease is an autoimmune disease that affects one in every 133 Americans and if a person digests foods containing gluten the body attacks the digester’s small intestines.
3. 1955 Number One Song— the number one song in 1955 on a run of 6 weeks in that position was “The Yellow Rose of Texas” by the Mitch Miller Orchestra. Here is a performance of the song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5uS5cPfbIjw
4. Word of the Day—today’s word of the day is “kalology” which means the study of beauty which in the case of Melania practitioners could spend years and the case of Hillary at the same age not even open a file.
5. A Slice of the Apple—celebrating the birth on this day in 1977 of Fiona Apple, noted pianist and singer. Here is a film clip of her performing at the Ohana Music Festival: https://pitchfork.com/news/watch-fiona-apple-perform-rare-festival-set/
On this day in:
a. 1814 in a turning point in the War of 1812 the British failed in their attempt to take Baltimore. Observing the attempt Francis Scott Key wrote the poem that would become our national anthem—“The Defense of Fort McHenry.”
b. 1899 Henry H. Bliss had the dubious distinction of being hit after he stepped off a street car in New York City only to be hit by an electric cab and die the next morning, the first person killed by an automobile and sadly not the last.
c. 1948 in a political glass ceiling breaking moment, Margaret Chase Smith of Maine became a Senator and the first woman to serve in both the House and Senate and later in her reelection in 1960 became the first woman to campaign against another woman in the general election.
d. 1956 IBM introduced the 305 RAMAC, the first commercial computer to use disk storage.
e. 2001 after being grounded by the FAA on the 9/11 attacks, commercial air service resumed.
Reflections on computer programming by the founder of Oracle: “What is Oracle? A bunch of people. And all of our products were just ideas in the heads of those people - ideas that people typed into a computer, tested, and that turned out to be the best idea for a database or for a programming language.” Larry Ellison 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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