Wednesday, May 25, 2016

May 25, 2016 Ridley's Believe It Or Not National Missing Children's Day

Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For May 25, 2016 Unfortunately still 240 days to go in President Obama’s pathetic lame duck term. The political theater is heating up violently in the case of a mini riot against a Trump campaign rally in New Mexico yesterday complete with Mexican flags flying and stones and bottles being thrown at the police—Trump will be here in Anaheim this afternoon leading many to question will there be more of the same. HRC was slammed by the State Department’s IG for failing to follow rules on emails and she was slamming Trump for making a profit when the real estate bubble burst. One of her lap dogs, Terry McAuliffe is under investigation for illegal campaign contributions; the can of worms of the First Dude being the First Sexual Predator continues to muddy the campaign trail and evidence of the fracturing of the Blues very evident as rumor has it that one of the more divisive ideologues Debbie Wasserman Schultz may be removed from her position as head of the DNC. When if ever will the theater end? As always, I hope your Wednesday is proving to be a great one and that  you enjoy today’s holidays and observances, a music link as we have fled rap to Perry Como, factoids of interest, a  video link to Hands Across America while  looking forward to enjoying a your brown bag lunch with or without some wine, 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 Missing Children’s Day—commemorating the proclamation by President Reagan in 1983 of National Missing Children’s Day to create awareness of the problem of child abduction and the lack of plans to fight this for parents the worse gut wrenching stressful moment no parent should ever have to endure.    
2. National Tap Dance Day—always celebrated on May 25, the birthday of Bill “Bojangles” Robinson, a leading contributor this unique American art form.  
3. 1954 Number One Song—celebrating the number one song in 1954 on a long run of eight weeks in that position Wanted by Perry Como. Here’s a link to Perry Como crooning Wanted:
4. National Brown Bag Day/ National Wine Day—celebrating a way to cut down on your lunch costs at work while with a little panache adding a split of wine to wash down your dry sandwich or cold chicken.
5. Waking Through Depression--celebrating the birthday on this day in 1908 of a poet/professor who fought depression and was committed to sanitariums several times but was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for poetry in 1954 for The Waking.                                                      
On this day in:
a. 1878 Gilbert and Sullivan’s comic opera H.M.S. Pinafore opened at the Opera Comique in London.  
b. 1914 the House of Commons passed the Home Rule Act aimed at creating devolution in Ireland; unfortunately World War I intervened in August putting Irish Independence on hold.
c. 1953 the United States conducted at the Nevada Nuclear Test Site its first and only test (thank God!) of a 155 millimeter artillery piece firing a tactical nuclear shell.  Can you imagine the proliferation and escalation chaos that we would have experienced had we used nuclear artillery shells in combat not to mention the radiation poisoning dangers faced by our troops in cases of winds blowing the radiation cloud back in their faces?   

d. 1977 in a Force Be With You Moment, Star Wars was released in theaters in the United States.     

e. 1986 over six million Americans participated in Hands Across America by holding hands and singing on over 4,152 miles of streets, roads, highways and bridges to raise funds for the homeless and the hungry for fifteen minutes at 3:00 p.m. Eastern Time.    

  Reflections on the day to help our fellow human beings America stood united as one, under one flag and a common purpose. Here is a video link to open and scroll down to see video of over 6 million of your fellow citizens singing and holding hands.
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