Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Ridley's Believe It Or Not July 28 History World Hepatitis Day










Ridley’s Believe It Or Not—July 28, 2015 Trust your Taco Tuesday is proving to be a great one and as always, I hope you enjoy Tuesday’s holidays and observances,  factoids of interest, a music video by the Beatles, a relevant quote by J. Robert Galvin, looking forward to enjoying a hamburger,  blessed with a positive attitude and secure in the knowledge that if you want to find a gift for any memorable event 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. World Hepatitis Day—celebrating a global observance to promote awareness of hepatitis of one of the deadly alphabet diseases—A, B, C, D and E.                                                 
       2. World Nature Conservation Day—celebrating the need to create awareness of the need to protect the environment and to promote efforts to preserve it.                                                        
       3. 1964 Number One Song—celebrating the number one song in 1964 on a two week run in that position A Hard Day’s Night by the Beatles.  Here is a link to the Beatles performing A Hard Day’s Night: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ez99s0862c
      4. National Hamburger Day—celebrating a great American culinary classic whether cooked on one’s grill or at a fast food outlet or at this highly evolved omnivore’s favorite place, Tom’s Place in Costa Mesa at the corner of 17th and Placentia.
      5. First Lady Day—celebrating the birthday on this day in 1929 of one of the most admired First Ladies, Jacqueline Kennedy, who sadly was a three pack a day smoker and died from cancer at age 64.
On this day in:                                           
       a. 1868 the 14th Amendment to the Constitution was certified by the Secretary of State to have been ratified by the requisite number of states and was now part of the Constitution.  
       b. 1914 Austria-Hungary declared war on Serbia, commencing World War I.
       c. 1932 President Hoover ordered the U.S. Army to disburse the Bonus Army that had descended on Washington, D.C. demanding the payment of bonuses for their service in World War I that were due to paid in 1945.
       d. 1945 a U.S. B-25 flying in thick fog crashed into the 79th floor of the Empire State Building, killing 14 people and injuring 26 and prompting passage of the Federal Tort Claims Act granting victims injured by torts caused by the federal government to sue.
       e. 1982 San Francisco, now best known for being a Sanctuary City that harbored Francisco Sanchez who shot and killed Kathryn Steinle, became the first city in the U.S. to ban private citizens from owning handguns.
Reflections on hepatitis: "Hepatitis A and B are vaccine preventable diseases, yet they continue to be the most commonly reported vaccine preventable diseases. Getting vaccinated, especially if you are at high risk, provides the best protection from these diseases.” J. Robert Galvin, noted doctor at the Hartford Hospital
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Monday, July 27, 2015

Packing In Anaheim Saves A Good Sam

Another gang, most likely another example of the danger we face
When this administration will not put a secure border in place
A Good Sam in Anaheim trying to stop taggers to a building seeking to deface
Stabbed by the coward taggers after a short chase
Saved by a citizen who shot into the air
Instead of adding lead to their clothes to wear
There will never be enough police on the street to protect those who the law wish to abide
The more law abiding citizens packing will mean the felons will be in ebb tide
Humans are not dogs or predator cats who need to mark their territory
Supposed to have brains to tell their you can’t come here story
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Kamala Harris Shoot the Messenger Absolve PP

The idea of Planned Parenthood doctors haggling over fetal part prices is at minimum an ethical breach
That the president of Planned Parenthood’s sense of morality and ethics did not seem to reach
Arguing by a doctor for a higher price for a luxury car to afford
Slowed down only for a moment before the she released the PC hordes
In the illiberal world of free speech is for me
But if you oppose my ideas not for thee
Immediately raised the call to investigate the makers of the tapes
If we were in the 19th Century she would also be demanding they receive a whiff of grape
No need to bring out the cannons when in California there is a perfect PC lap dog
Our state AG Kamala Harris announced the need to the tape makers flog
Investigate the taping when Planned Parenthood seems to be violating federal law
When it comes to bioethics makes me sick and Congress must funding withdraw
About to be humans, challenged humans or humans in the winters of their lives
Can never be harvested so others might survive
In this Bluest of the Blue Nation where sanctuary cities have blood on their hands
Our PC Ag is moving toward replacing and enhancing the leftist Boxer brand
Francisco is the Willie Horton photo of the elections in 2016
Let’s add the videos of the medical directors scarier than the fiction of Soylent Green
Hopefully might help us derail the PC Harris and coronation seeking wanna be Queen
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Hillary Dodges Keystone, Again

When it comes to her campaign she seems like the reclusive hermit
Little if any interviews will she permit
Never, ever her poor judgment on her server admit
An inspection of her email server she refuses to submit
The press has to run after her like hounds after a fox
Baying desperately to get around her supporters’ blocks
As Sanders with passion, honesty and likeability is nipping at her heels
She continues to move to the left, a third term Obama-like deal
Case in point is her appearance at an energy confab
Quick for the Greens to drum up the support for the U.S. as a solar lab
All homes in the U.S. to be powered by solar in less than 11 years
Shades of Solyndra there will be nothing for the taxpayers to fear
But for her Greens she is careful to make sure that there is meat on the government subsidies bones
Most likely why she refused to once again take a position on a pipeline called Keystone  
Another lame excuse to keep voters as to her views in the dark
Hopefully more and more of the press over such nonsense will snarl and bark
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Ridley's Believe It Or Not July 27 History Bagpipe Appreciation Day

Ridley’s Believe It Or Not—July 27, 2015 Trust your weekend was a great one despite the high temperatures and humidity and with your batteries recharged your Monday will also be a great one and as always, I hope you enjoy Monday’s holidays and observances,  factoids of interest, a music video by Jan and Dean, a relevant quote by Bill Maher, looking forward to enjoying bagpipes and a sip of scotch,  blessed with a positive attitude and secure in the knowledge that if you want to find a gift for any memorable event 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 Sleepy Head Day (Finland)--celebrated in Finland forever exposing the last person in a family to rise out of bed to face the day in a world of shame and embarrassment.                                                    
       2. Bagpipe Appreciation Day—celebrating the eerie sounds of the only wind instrument that is continuous, believed to have been created in the Middle East but developed to its unique tones in Scotland and Ireland. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zmwoeBJpcDs                                                         

       3. 1963 Number One Song—celebrating the number one song in 1963 on a two week run in that position Surf City by Jan and Dean.  Here is a link to Jan and Dean of Surf City: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xjwFsS_vmnY
      4. National Scotch Day—celebrating another trademark image of Scotland since at least 1495.
      5. Hot Rod Day—celebrating not those great souped up cars of the 50’s and 60’s but the birthday on this day in 1975 of Alex Rodriquez known as A-Rod one of the best shortstops in major league history and still going strong at 40 years old as a DH for the Yankees with 23 homeruns this season.
On this day in:                                           
       a. 1663 the English Parliament passed the Second Navigation Act requiring any goods shipped to the American colonies be shipped in English ships from English ports.  
       b. 1866 the first permanent transatlantic telegraph cable was completed between Valeria Island, Ireland and Heart’s Content, Newfoundland.
       c. 1890 Vincent Van Gogh shot himself and died two days later. 
       d. 1953 China, North Korea and the United States signed the Korean War Armistice, ending hostilities. South Korea refused to sign but agreed it would observe its terms.   
       e. 1995 the Korean War Veterans Memorial was dedicated in Washington, D.C.
Reflections on bagpipes: "New Rule: Stop calling bagpipes a musical instrument. They're actually a Scottish Breathalyzer test. You blow into one end, and if the sound that comes out the other end doesn't make you want to kill yourself--you're not drunk enough."   Bill Maher Thanks Bill for giving us some insight of why Bagpipe Appreciation Day and National Scotch Day are held on the same day.
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Sunday, July 26, 2015

Ridley's Believe It Or Not July 26 History One Voice Day

Ridley’s Believe It Or Not—July 26, 2015 Trust your weekend is proving to be a great one despite the high temperatures and humidity and your weekend plans are set and as always, I hope you enjoy Sunday’s holidays and observances which are meager today,  factoids of interest, a music video by Bobby Vinton, a relevant quote by Paul Vinton, looking forward to enjoying a coffee milkshake,  blessed with a positive attitude and secure in the knowledge that if you want to find a gift for any memorable event 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. Kargil Vijay Diwas (India)--celebrated in India since 1999 commemorating the victory by Indian forces against Pakistan on this day in 1999.                                             

       2. One Voice Day—celebrating around the world the reading of the Universal Peace Covenant drafted in 1996-97 by dozens of spiritual leaders—sadly the people who really need to read it like ISIS are illiterate when it comes to peace and tolerance.
       3. 1962 Number One Song—celebrating the number one song in 1962 on a four week run in that position Roses Are Red (My Love) by Bobby Vinton.  Here is a link to Bobby Vinton’s performance of Roses Are Red (My Love): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8rjPC7-JMUM
      4. National Coffee Milkshake Day—celebrating another great way to stay cool on a hot summer day.
      5. Take From The Rich And Give To The Fans Day—celebrating the birthday on this day in 1925 of Paul Newman whose acting debut was in Robin Hood at age seven in a school play and went on to appear in 67 films some of which like Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid are classics.
On this day in:                                           
       a. 1908 Charles Bonaparte, the Attorney General of the United States, ordered the immediate staffing of the Office of Examiner, the precursor of the FBI.   
       b. 1936 in one of his few official acts before abdication King Edward VIII unveiled the Canadian National Vimy Memorial.
       c. 1945 the heavy cruiser the USS Indianapolis delivered the parts to assemble the atomic bomb to Tinian Island which was dropped on Hiroshima. She was later sunk by a Japanese submarine enroute from Tinian to Manila. 
       d. 1948 President Harry S. Truman signed Executive Order 9981 desegregating the U.S. Military. 
       e. 1990 The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 was signed into law by President Bush.
Reflections on acting from a true master of the art:” Every time I get a script it's a matter of trying to know what I could do with it. I see colors, imagery. It has to have a smell. It's like falling in love. You can't give a reason why.” Paul Newman
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Ridley's Believe It Or Not July 25 History National Dance Day

Ridley’s Believe It Or Not—July 25, 2015 Trust your weekend is proving to be a great one despite the high temperatures and humidity and your weekend plans are set and as always, I hope you enjoy Saturday’s holidays and observances which are meager today,  factoids of interest, a music video by Bobby Lewis, a relevant quote by William Purkey, looking forward to enjoying wine and cheese,  blessed with a positive attitude and secure in the knowledge that if you want to find a gift for any memorable event 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 Dance Day—started by the Dizzy Feet Foundation in 2010 to promote dancing as a positive way to have fun and fight obesity.                                                    
       2. National Culinarians Day—celebrating the joy of cooking whether it is just a simple meal or a gourmet experience worth of five stars.
       3. 1961 Number One Song—celebrating the number one song in 1961 on a four week run in that position Tosssin’ and Turnin’ by Bobbie Lewis.  Here is a link with a lot of nice photos from American Graffiti of Tossin’ and Turnin’: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ghFBvBmXv4E
      4. National Wine and Cheese Day—celebrating the great combination and start of a more refined picnic or touch to a night at the Hollywood Bowl.
      5. Bring Home the Bacon Day—celebrating the birthday on this day in 1956 Louis Bacon the founder of Moore Capital and now a billionaire.
On this day in:                                           
       a. 1467 in a chilling example of man’s advancement in the art of technology enhancing his ability to kill his fellow man, the Battle of Molinella between Venice and Florence occurred; for the first time in Italy artillery and firearms were extensively used.   
       b. 1837 the first use of an electrical telegraph was demonstrated by Charles Wheatstone and William Cooke between Euston and Camden Town in London.
       c. 1908 Ajinomoto was founded after Kikanae Ikeda discovered that MSG was key ingredient of kombu soup and patented a process for manufacturing MSG. 
       d. 1909 Louis Bieriot became the first person to fly a heavier than air machine across the English Channel. 
       e. 1965 Bob Dylan went electric as he plugged in at the Newport Folk Festival, marking a major change on how country and folk music was performed.
Reflection on dancing:
“You've gotta dance like there's nobody watching,
Love like you'll never be hurt,
Sing like there's nobody listening,
And live like it's heaven on earth.” 
 William W. Purkey, noted author and inspirational speaker
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