Saturday, July 2, 2016

July 2, 2016 Ridley's Believe It Or Not World Sports Journalists Day

    Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For July 2, 2016. Unfortunately still 202 days to go in President Obama’s pathetic lame duck term as he pivots to doing what he loves to do which is campaigning since he is a complete failure as a president; the fat lady was singing today in front of the FBI over her email server and potential quid pro quo on Bill Clinton’s speaking fees and Clinton Foundation donations; the furor over Lynch’s tete-a-tete with Bill Clinton continues unabated as it should (but the Clintons play by a different set of rules); Blue Senators by a party line vote blocked the Senate from approved the House Zika virus funding bill; look for more outrageous behavior on the part of House Blues when they return from recess; Warren is on the warpath touting that socialism ala Europe is the only way to go; in another Willie Horton like moment an illegal alien who had been deported six times in ten years killed three and wounded one at a blueberry farm in Oregon—no wonder people are fearful of the open border. Going to is a great way to start your day along of course with
       On the good news front and boy do we need it after learning of the attack at a restaurant in Bangladesh by Islamists that killed 20 patrons, is that the dreaded ozone hole in our atmosphere is getting smaller, not larger,
      As always, I hope  you enjoy today’s holidays and observances,  a music link to Fine Young Cannibals, factoids of interest, a  relevant quote from Senator John Sherman while looking forward to enjoying some anisette, 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. International Cherry Pit Spitting Day—created to make sure people would show up at the farm to buy lots of cherries—today marks the 43rd year and last year’s winner at over 48 feet is hopeful of holding his crown—only in America! 
2. World Sports Journalists Day—celebrated since 1994 to commemorate the efforts of journalists and reporters to bring us sports news without the bias and slant we are forced to endure in the field of political reporting.                     
3. 1989 Number One Song—celebrating the number one song in 1989 on a run of one week in that position “Good Thing” by Fine Young Cannibals. Here is a link to Fine Young Cannibals performing “Good Thing.”
4. National Anisette Day—celebrating if you are a fan of licorice this liqueur. 
5. 30 And Maybe Slowing Down—celebrating the birthday on this day in 1986 of child star who made the leap into acting and singing Linsay Lohan who partying way too hearty and picked up a string of DUIs but managed to avoid significant jail time; hopefully at 30 she will receive the gift of sobriety free from drugs and alcohol.   
On this day in:
a. 1698 Thomas Savery received a patent for the first steam engine and the Industrial Revolution Race was on.
b. 1822 thirty-five slaves, including their leader Denmark Vesey, were hanged for organizing a slave rebellion in South Carolina which was thwarted.
c. 1890 Congress passed the Sherman Anti-Trust Act.  
d. 1962 the first Wal-Mart opened for business in Rogers, Arkansas.      
e. 2005 the first Live 8 concerts were held in G8 countries and South Africa to benefit Africa.    
Reflections on monopolies by the author of the bill designed to defeat them: “..if we will not endure a king as a political power, we should not endure a king over the production, transportation and sale of any of the necesaries of life.’’ Senator John Sherman of Ohio
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