Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For May 25, 2017 A family that terrorizes together stays together as the evil loser Salman Abedi’s father and two sons were arrested and the Brits are combing the country for the alleged bomb maker who is still at large; if you want to be exposed to the theater of the leftist absurd, the four leftists of the View win the prize hands down for ranting that Trump’s characterization of radical Islamist terrorists as “evil losers” offended Muslims and would encourage more attacks; even that rant was outdone by another delusional HRC supporter Katy Perry who made the ludicrous comment that the only way to fight ISIS was “no barriers, no borders” so we could come together and love each other (what a total crock); the race for a vacated House seat in Montana is getting ugly as the Red candidate body slammed a reporter to the ground and the Sanders supported socialist Blue candidate in an oops moment under reported income by $57,000 on his federal ethics forms (fortunately Montana votes today before somebody is killed by an opponent); another Obama inspired scandal over immigration as Reds are investigating whether some really bad MS-13 gang members instead of being locked up with keys thrown away were released into unsuspecting communities; on the banana front in Seattle, Amazon has been giving away 8,000 bananas a day as an eco friendly snack to all (some truth to that in fight type 2 diabetes), causing great concern from shoppers finding bananas disappearing from food store shelves; in the real world away from the delusion of PC academia in the University of Chicago, almost a stuck record or a remake of Groundhog Day, Chicago style, the carnage in Chicago continued unabated in May with total shootings in 2017 through May 23 increasing to 1292 and the death toll increasing to 220, a major tragedy that the powers to be in Chicago seem to completely ignore.
As always, I hope you enjoy today’s holidays and observances, a music link to Les Brown and his Orchestra with Doris Day on the vocals, factoids of interest for this day in history, hoping your favorite alma mater is not hit with an outbreak of iconoclasm, a relevant quote from author Dennis Lehane, secure in the knowledge that if you want to find a gift for any memorable events like Fathers’ Day, 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. Towel Day—celebrating on this day since 2001 the works of Douglas Adams, best known for the Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy, whose journey by galactic thumb had ended 14 days earlier.
2. National Missing Children Day—celebrated since 1983 as declared by President Reagan to create awareness of a parent’s worst nightmare—to find a child missing and not know whether the child is alive or dead. Hopefully there is a special place in hell for child abductors be they total strangers or estranged family members.
3. 1945 Number One Song—the number one song in 1945 on a run of 9 weeks in that position was “Sentimental Journey” by Les Brown and his Orchestra. Here is a recording of them and Doris Day (who is still going strong at 95) on the vocals performing the song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h20YomuQ-XQ
4. Word of the Day—today’s word of the day is “iconoclasm” which is an attack on established beliefs which we are seeing more of each day on college campuses when it comes to the freedom of speech and expression.
5. Two For the Price of One—celebrating the birth on this day in 1970 of identical twins Sidney and Lindsay Greenbush who alternated in the role of Carrie on Little House on the Prairie.
On this day in:
a. 1810 the citizens of Buenos Aires expelled the Spanish Viceroy from the city marking the beginning of Argentina’s War of Independence.
b. 1935 in a omen on what was going to happen to Hitler’s Master Race, Jesse Owens from Ohio State at the Big Ten Track and Field Championships broke three world records and tied a fourth.
c. 1968 the St. Louis Gateway Arch was dedicated.
d. 1977 in a galaxy far, far away Star Wars with, when compared to today, almost primitive special effects which awed us, was released.
e. 1999 the House of Representatives released the Cox Report which detailed two decades of concerted Chinese espionage of our nuclear weapons program.
Brace yourself for a really disturbing statistic if true: “Each day 2300 children are reported missing.” Dennis Lehane, author of Gone Baby Gone. 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. © May 25, 2017, Michael P. Ridley aka the Alaskanpoet
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