Friday, June 12, 2015

Ridley's Believe It Or Not June 12 History Loving Day

Ridley’s Believe It Or Not—June 12, 2015 Trust your Friday is off to a great start and your weekend plans are all set. As always, I hope you enjoy today’s holidays and observances, factoids of interest, a  music video by Kyu Sakamoto, a relevant quote by Ronald Reagan, looking forward to enjoying a large slice of German chocolate cakes, blessed with a positive attitude and secure in the knowledge that if you want to find a gift for any memorable event like Fathers’ Day, 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. Loving Day—celebrating not a day following Valentines’ Day to adore and love your spouse or significant other but rather to honor another what-took-you-so-long U.S. Supreme Court decision, Loving v Virginia which overturned the laws of sixteen states which banned marriage between blacks and whites. The most effective way on the planet to ameliorate the sting of racism is intermarriage and the resulting offspring.
       2.  World Day Against Child Labor—an ILO holiday to protest and campaign against the use of child labor especially in the developing countries where hundreds of millions of children are working and thus deprived of education and other civil rights—anytime notice is given that a multinational is using child labor to build its products, time today and on all others to not buy those products.     
        3. 1964 Number One Song—celebrating the number one song in 1964 on a three week run, a great 60’s classic, Chapel of Love by the Dixie Cups, a black female black trio of the 60’s. With an apology to the ad to endure, here is an audio only link to Chapel of Love:
        4.  National Peanut Butter Cookie Day—celebrating a really great cookie which if you are looking to fill your palette, go to     and order some peanut butter cookies or any of her tasty selections and you won’t be disappointed, quote the highly evolved poet never more.
        5.  Like Riding a Bicycle Day—celebrating not that childhood skill once learned and never lost but the birthday on this day in 1924 of George W. Bush, former 41st President of the United States thanks to the USS Finback that rescued him after he was shot down near Okinawa, who fulfilled a promise, I kid you not, to parachute this time out of a perfectly good airplane on his 90th birthday. Agree or disagree with his politics but he is a true gentleman, a man of honor and integrity and the oldest and last surviving president who served in WWII.
On this day in:                                            
       a. 1939 the Baseball Hall of Fame opened in Cooperstown, New York.
       b. 1945 for her 13th birthday, Anne Frank received as a present a diary which before her young life was ended recorded daily and left us the living with the Diary of Anne Frank—Never Again!    
       c. 1972 in a liberating movement from the grease, Popeyes Fried Chicken opened its first restaurant to join the KFC chicken wars.
      d. 1987 in a defining moment of the Cold War President Reagan, who acted not just spoke, at speech at the Brandenburg Gate urged the Mikhail Gorbachev to ‘tear down that wall.” He heard not because of the speech but because of the actions Reagan had taken.
          e. 1994 in what would become the trial of the dream team Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman were murdered in Los Angeles; OJ Simpson was found not guilty but now serving time in Nevada—sad commentary for one incredible running back at USC (to the detriment of Stanford) and at Buffalo in the pros.                           
Reflections on child labor from a fat, pathetic ideologue that diabetes will rectify sooner than later: “You can't regulate child labor. You can't regulate slavery. Some things are just wrong. Michael Moore. As usual this ideologue is wrong; people like you and me can refuse to purchase products made by companies that use child labor…all it takes is for a dissemination of knowledge to know the identities of such companies.     
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