Friday, July 1, 2016

July 1, 2016 Ridley's Believe It Or Not Canada Day

Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For July 1, 2016. Unfortunately still 203 days to go in President Obama’s pathetic lame duck term as the financial markets slowly are recovering from the meltdown after Brexit; any doubt that radical Islam is a worldwide existential threat to civilization notwithstanding Obama’s silence on Istanbul and Kerry’s ludicrous assertion while taking a break from climate change rants that ISIS is desperate, news today is that another attack this time on a restaurant in Bangladesh with an ongoing hostage situation; when it comes to corruption our potential felon continues to break new ground this time with her son-in-law and his hedge fund focusing on Greece; FBI agents are livid that a former attorney general of Arkansas Bill Clinton met with our current AG who stated today she will follow the recommendations of the FBI and career prosecutors when it comes to indicting these two felons; sounds of silence from the White House still there on the Istanbul attack as Turkey vows revenge—when will our delusional president come to grips with the fact that we have to destroy the caliphate?
      In California the scene of the San Bernardino radical Islamist shootings at a Christmas party, Governor Brown has signed several bills which will make it much more difficult for law abiding citizens to defend themselves; in Washington, D.C. funding for Zika virus efforts failed due to Blue obstructions; and lastly as we approach the 4th and honor those brave patriots who rose up against the British Lion and after years of sacrifice enabled this country to be established here is a poem I wrote nine years ago following drunken disturbances in Newport Beach and Huntington Beach which hopefully will not be repeated this year: is always a great way to start your day along with of course
       As always, I hope  you enjoy today’s holidays and observances,  a music link to Michael Jacson, factoids of interest, a  relevant quote from Pamela Anderson to honor her on her birthday while looking forward to enjoying some ice cream, 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. Fishermen’s Holiday—as a former Alaskan salmon seiner, this is an observance worthy of note although observed only in the Marshal Islands—as my father used to always say the true nobility without whom we would have been relegated to small numbers of humans scratching out a miserable existence always on the edge of starvation are the fishermen and the farmers.      
2. Canada Day—celebrating since 1867 the unification of three colonies north of our borders into a nation known as Canada, one of our strongest allies and the birthplace of my mother.                      
3. 1988 Number One Song—celebrating the number one song in 1988 on a run of one week in that position by Michael Jackson “Dirty Diana.”  Here is a link to Michael Jackson performing that song:  Title of the song notwithstanding, it has nothing to do with Princess Diana who was born on this day in 1961.
4. National Creative Ice Cream Flavor Day—celebrating a really great way to beat the summer heat and get out of the box of vanilla, chocolate or strawberry traditional flavors---be it Ben and Jerry’s or make it your own today experiment when you put spoon to bowl.
5. Talk About A Favorite Canadian On Canada Day—celebrating the birthday on this day in 1967 of the Baywatch Babe famous among things for her honeymoon video and  who started her career as a model for Labatt Brewery, Pamela Anderson.  
On this day in:
a. 1863 the Battle of Gettysburg, the high water mark of the Confederacy began.
b. 1884 the Sholes and Glidden typewriter, the world’s first successful typewriter went on sale.   
c. 1903 the start of the first Tours de France bicycle race began.
d. 1963 zip codes were introduced by the U.S. Post Office.  
e. 2007 in a move for health smoking was banned in all public indoor places.  
Reflections on being blonde from the Baywatch Babe: “It’s great to be a blonde. With such low expectations it’s very easy to surprise people.” Pamela Anderson
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