Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For September 13, 2016 Only 57 waning days to go until the only polls that matter close for Trump to continue his pivot before we elect a new president; HRC’s campaign has been rocked with a one two punch of her calling half of Trump’s supporters “deplorables” and the furor of trying to deceive the American public over her collapse on Sunday at a 9/11 Memorial event; rumors spreading that the DNC may be exploring a Plan B to replace her as unanswered concerns over her health continue to mount http://alaskanpoet.blogspot.com/2016/09/trump-needs-bigger-basket-as-hrcs.html; Trump’s campaign has just released a great slogan “We need a bigger basket,” and is starting to introduce on stage before his rallies some of his “deplorables”; Iran is rattling sabers and threatening to shoot down American surveillance aircraft flying in international waters in the Persian Gulf; Clinton aide Paglioni stiffed Congress by failing to appearing and three Platte River employees refused to answer any questions by taking the fifth while the FBI was served with a subpoena to release all its files on its Clinton investigation; the world is waiting with baited breath to see what leaks WikiLeaks will be releasing on HRC; as the scandal on pay to play at the Clinton Foundation continues unabated, Bill Clinton the recipient of millions of dollars in speaking fees from organizations with business before the State Department is lamely mounting the “Lance Armstrong Defense” by claiming the Clinton Foundation does good work; on the sports front the Los Angeles Rams opened the season away in San Francisco and were skunked 28-0 as Colin Kaepernick was totally booed when he was inserted into the game; on the terror front and a chilling reminder of why refugees from Syria need to be thoroughly screened and vetted if not totally prohibited German police arrest three young men posing as refugees who were sent to Germany by ISIS for the express purpose of carrying out terrorist attacks.
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 Jennifer Lopez, factoids of interest for this day in history, a relevant quote from Larry David, while looking forward to enjoying some peanuts or better yet a bowl of Senegalese soup (killer recipe below), 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 Celiac Awareness Day—an observance to create awareness of celiac disease that affects one percent of our population and produces severe autoimmune consequences when someone who has the disease eats foods containing gluten. 2. Bald Is Beautiful Day—celebrating the fact that even if you lose your hair and join the 10 to 20 percent of the population who have experienced partial or total hair loss you have not lost your personality or attractiveness.
3. 2001 Number One Song—celebrating the number one song in 2001 on a run of four weeks in that position “I’m Real” by Jennifer Lopez. Here is a link to Jennifer Lopez performing the song. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sjx9oSJDAVQ
4. National Peanut Day—celebrating that tasty and nutritious food that is not a nut but a legume; here is a great recipe for Senegalese peanut soup that is worthy of trying: http://www.thenibble.com/REVIEWS/main/soup/peanut-soup-recipe.asp 5. Black Jack Is More Than A Vegas Game—celebrating the birth on this day in 1860 of John J. “Black Jack” Pershing, who fought against Geronimo, chased Poncho Villa and led the American Expeditionary Forces in World War I and obtained his nickname for being in command of the Buffalo Soldiers.
On this day in:
a. 1814 the British fail in their efforts to capture Baltimore during the War of 1812, a failure which was immortalized by Francis Scott Key’s poem In Defense of Fort McHenry, which was to become our National Anthem that Colin Kaepernick and other professional football players refuse to stand when it is being played.
b. 1948 Margaret Chase Smith of Maine was elected to the U.S. Senate, becoming the first woman to serve in both the House and the Senate.
c. 1956 IBM introduced its 305 RAMAC, the first computer to use disk storage.
d. 1993 Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin shook hands with PLO Chairman Yasser Arafat at the White House after both had signed the Oslo Accords granting Palestinians limited autonomy.
e. 2007 the UN General Assembly adopted the Declaration of Rights of Indigenous People.
Reflections on baldness: “Anyone with a full head of hair can be confident. But a confident bald man—there is your diamond in the rough. Larry David, noted American bald comedian. 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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