Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Ridley's Believe It Or Not For January 27, 2016 International Holocaust Remembrance Day

Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For January 27, 2016, 360 days to go in President Obama’s pathetic  lame duck term. Interesting theater with Trump who like a spoiled child took his soccer ball home because he has a five month festering grudge against Megyn Kelly and Fox News would not accede to his rules to replace her as a moderator of the Republican debate. As always, I hope you enjoy Wednesday’s holidays and observances, a music link to Guy Mitchell; factoids of interest, a relevant quote from Primo Levi, looking forward to enjoying some peanut butter, 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. International Holocaust Remembrance Day—commemorating one of the great stains on our humanity, the Holocaust where over 6 million Jews were exterminated by the Nazis. Unfortunately the cries of “Never again against genocide” are getting weaker and more and more ignored in the Post WWII world especially in the Middle East where ISIS and all sects of radical Islam continue to slaughter Christians wherever they find them and the theocrats in Iran soon to be armed with nuclear weapons continue to strive for the destruction of the Jewish State.
2. Vietnam Peace Day—celebrating on this day a cease fire for Vietnam War and at least for the U.S. the end of our fighting and withdrawal in 60 days. Unfortunately South Vietnam refused to hold elections as require and North Vietnam reentered hostilities and South Vietnam quickly fell.
3. 1957 Number One S ong—celebrating the number one song in 1957 on a run of nine weeks in that position Singing The Blues by Guy Mitchell. Here is a link to Guy Mitchell performing Singing The Blues:
4. National Peanut Butter  Day—celebrating by all those kids not allergic to peanuts and    bemoaned  by adults later in life as it adds to the calories but at least your weight  loosing resolutions have by now been ignored so enjoy some peanut butter spread over some hot toast.
5. Where Is The Mad Hatter When We Need Him Most?--celebrating the birthday on this day in 1832 of a man who would be most welcome today to chronicle the theater we are witnessing in the campaign for president by both the Reds and the Blues.
On this day in: 
a. 1785 the first public university in the United States was founded at Georgia.
b. 1945 the Red Army liberated the last surviving inmates at Auschwitz in Poland.
c. 1984 While filming a Pepsi commercial, Michael Jackson’s hair catches on fire.
d. 1996 Germany observed for the first time Holocaust Remembrance Day, something that Turkey should have done decades ago with respect to its genocide of Armenians in World War I.
e. 2006 in a fitting revenge for the technology of the telegraph ending the Pony Express Western Union ended its telegram service, a victim of the internet.                                                                                        Reflections on the Holocaust and why the phrase “never again’ be humanity’s theme:  “Monsters exist, but they are too few in number to be truly dangerous. More dangerous are the common men, the functionaries ready to believe and to act without asking questions.” Primo Levi, noted Italian chemist, author and Holocaust survivor                                                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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