Saturday, July 23, 2016

July 23, 2016 Ridley's Believe It Or Not National Clear The Shelters Day

Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For July 23, 2016. Unfortunately still 181 days to go in President Obama’s pathetic lame duck term and 232 days since hiding Hillary has held a formal press conference; WikiLeaks releasing emails that show from the very start the Debbie Wasserman Schulz and the DNC were doing everything in their power to torpedo Sanders’ campaign (hope the passionate Sanders supporters retaliate by voting for Trump or staying home); after slamming Trump from his delusional view of the world that it is less violent than it has ever been, nine Germans in Munich shot by an Iranian German are reposing in a morgue; three Floridians have just been arrested for conspiring to aid ISIS; HRC picks Senator Kaine as a running mate who back in last November had the integrity to admit that Obama in essence has no strategy to combat the chaos of radical Islam (will he bring it today—doubt it); in Obama’s non violent world delusion, two ISIS suicide bombers killed 64 and wound over two hundred peaceful protestors demonstrating that a new power line would bypass their community (so outrageous that even the “paragons of tolerance, the Taliban” condemned the attack; in yet another example of fraud and abuse that plagues government spending programs, the DOJ charge three individuals in Florida with defrauding Medicare of $1 billion; HRC lost 11,000 potential voters as the Virginia Supreme Court threw out Democratic and Hillary governor Terry MacAuliffe’s executive order granting 200,000 felons the right to vote; Governor Jerry Brown overturned the recommendation of the California Parole Board and refused to grant parole to Leslie Van Houten, a Charles Manson follower who participated in the Sharon Tate murder over 40 years ago. 
    Going to is a great way to start your day along of course with
    As always, I hope  you enjoy today’s holidays and observances,  a music link to Rosemary Clooney, factoids of interest, a relevant quote from an anonymous source while looking forward to enjoying a large bowl of vanilla 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. National Day of the Cowboy—observed on the fourth Saturday of July to commemorate our western heritage; this would be a good day to go to a stable and rent a horse for a leisurely ride.   
2. National Clear the Shelters Day—a dog is always a man’s best friend and so is a feline but not if they are in a shelter waiting for ultimate execution if not adopted; today would be a great day to go to your local animal shelter as opposed to a pet store and adopt a pet. Love by an animal is not a function of pedigree or price tag.                       
3. 1951 Number One Song—celebrating the number one song in 1951 on a run of 6 weeks in that position “Come On-a My House” by Rosemary Clooney. Here is a link to Rosemary Clooney performing the song. A long time smoker who battled alcohol and prescription drug addiction she continuing recording albums until her death in 2002 from--you guessed it—lung cancer.
4. National Vanilla Ice Cream Day—perfect time to enjoy this summer favorite especially if topped with berries that are now in abundance at cheap prices.  
5. Burn the Blue Dress Wear Red Instead—celebrating the birthday of a real victim of the war on woman waged by Hillary Clinton with a vengeance, Monica Lewinsky who was ravaged by the media and Clintonites over her affair with Bill Clinton, our noted ex-President and sexual predator who is probably licking his chops at the opportunity to roam the White House halls in search of young female interns. A bright woman who this poet hopes will come out in support of Donald Trump who as his daughter Ivanka attests is when it comes to employment gender neutral.  
On this day in:
a. 1829 William Austin Burt patented the typographer, the precursor to the typewriter.
b. 1914 Austria-Hungary  issued a series of ultimatums to Serbia is allow Austria to determine who assassinated Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife; Serbia agreed to all but one demand and Austria declared war five days later which quickly became the calamity known as World War I.
c. 1967 in Detroit one of the worst riots in American history began along 12th Street after police raided an unlicensed after hour bar and quickly escalated to the point of the governor sending in the Michigan National Guard and LBJ sending in combat forces of the 82nd and 101st Airborne Divisions and when it ended four days later 43 people were dead, over a 1,000 injured, 2,000 structures damaged and over 7,000 people arrested.
d. 1984 Vanessa Williams became the first Miss America to resign after nude photos of her were published in Penthouse Magazine.
e. 1992 in what the Vatican must now regret a commission led by Joseph Ratzinger found that limiting rights of homosexuals and non-married couples was not the equivalent of discrimination based on race or gender.     
Reflections on why adopting a dog today would be a great idea for its new owner: “It came to me that every time I lose a dog they take a piece of my heart with them. And every new dog who comes into my life gifts me with a piece of their heart. If I live long enough, all the components of my heart will be dog, and I will become as generous and loving as they are.” Anon   How true, how true!  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.
 © July 23, 2016, Michael P. Ridley aka the Alaskanpoet
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