Sunday, July 3, 2016

July 3, 2016 Ridley's Believe It Or Not National Bean Day

    Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For July 3, 2016. Unfortunately still 201 days to go in President Obama’s pathetic lame duck term as he pivots to doing what he loves to do which is campaigning for our potential felon Hillary Clinton  since he is a complete failure as a president; the fat lady sang yesterday to the FBI most likely assured after her hubby’s tete-a-tete with Loretta Lynch that she had nothing to worry about as the liberal media on Sunday is leaking statements that no indictments—Trump is right Hillary and Bill have raised the mordida and quid pro quo to an art form extracting millions of dollars from governments and corporations needing favors from the Secretary of State and what is worse she may get away with such criminal conduct; the “contained” ISIS has killed over a hundred twenty-five innocent people in Baghdad; in yet another example of the feckless strategy of this administration, the New Syrian Army like the South Vietnamese Army decades ago invading Cambodia failed miserably despite air support in an attempt to seize an ISIS controlled border crossing.
     On the good news front which has very little items to normally report, Michael Phelps worn his last race in the U.S. notching a number one in the 100 meter butterfly in the qualifying meet for the U.S. Swim Team in the summer Olympics and an army vet armed with a .22 rifle was able to sever a rope holding an eagle upside down in a tree branch to save the bird.  Going to is a great way to start your day along of course with
     As always, I hope  you enjoy today’s holidays and observances,  a music link to New Kids on the Block, factoids of interest, a  relevant quote from Senator Cory Booker while looking forward to enjoying some beans with or without beano 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. Stay Out Of The Sun Day—another whimsical holiday that actually in the days of mounting melanoma makes some sense; find a bit of shade today because tomorrow you will be probably be baked at your 4th of July barbecue. 
2. Disobedience Day—another whimsical holiday that may have something to do as being a warm up for the true day of disobedience in 1776, our Declaration of Independence from Great Britain.                     
3. 1990 Number One Song—celebrating the number one song in 1990 on a run of three weeks in that position “Step by Step” by New Kids on the Block. Here is a link to New Kids on the Block performing “Step by Step.”
4. National Eat Beans Day—celebrating if you are downwind of your fellow diners, a great and nutritious food source.  
5. Not All Castles Are Camelots—celebrating the birthday on this day in 1883 of noted author Franz Kafka who wrote such masterpieces as Amerika and The Castle but died way too early from tuberculosis at the age of 41.    
On this day in:
a. 1839 the first state normal school (a school formed for the purpose of teaching high school graduates to become teachers) was opened in Lexington, Massachusetts.
b. 1886 The New York Tribune became the first newspaper to use a linotype thereby eliminating the the need to set typesetting by hand; whether the increase speed off getting news to the public improved the quality or lack of bias in the reporting thereof is a matter of great debate.
c. 1913 Confederate veteran attending the Great Reunion of 1913 reenacted Pickett’s Charge at Gettysburg which had occurred at 2:00 p.m. 50 years ago as the high water desperate mark of the Confederacy to be met this time  not by bullets and bayonets but rather the outstretched hands of friendship of Union veterans of the Civil War.  
d. 1938 President Franklin Roosevelt dedicated the Eternal Peace Memorial and lit the eternal flame at the Gettysburg Battle Memorial.      
e. 2013 President Morsi, the leader of the jihadist movement Muslim Brotherhood, was overthrown by the Egyptian military after 4 days of violent protests. This jihadist graduate of USC is now awaiting execution for his crimes against Egypt.    
Reflections on sacrifice on the eve of our Declaration of Independence: “May we all, as a nation of believers, fight for the achievement of America; may we make sacrifices worthy of those proud men and women who fought for us, labored for us, bled soil from the beaches of Normandy to the fields of Gettysburg for us. Cory Booker, African-American Blue Senator from New Jersey who may become our noted potential felon’s running mate.  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 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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