Saturday, July 30, 2016

July 30, 2016 Ridley's Believe It Or Not National Support Public Education Day

Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For July 30, 2016. Only 100  days to go before we elect a new president and 238 days since Hillary has held a formal press conference (where is the outrage of the press?); both parties are on the campaign trail as Russia is implicated in hacking into Hillary’s campaign; if you thought we might have a rational discourse on the issues that face us on the campaign, think again rhetoric heating up as Clinton bus heads through PA and Trump in Colorado vows to take the gloves off; 6 municipal workers in Democratically controlled Flint have been charge in the lead contamination crisis; California with the growing spread of the idiotic movement toward sanctuary cities may lose $148 million of federal funds; so typical of a country that cannot be trusted all of Russia’s weightlifting team joined its track and field team in being banned from the Rio Olympics due to doping; for those of us who thought we could escape our problems on Earth by heading out to Mars, think again—study revealed that astronauts who went to the Moon and were exposed to solar radiation have had disproportionate cardiovascular problems; in Southern California major wildfires continue to rage out of control; on a good news front the suspected killers of the San Diego cop killed literally moments after the moment of silence for fallen police officers was interrupted by the BLM have been taken into custody.
    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 Perez Prado, factoids of interest, a relevant quote from ben Quayle while looking forward to enjoying a slice of cheesecake, 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 Paperback Book Day—celebrating the publication by Penquin Books of the first paperback high quality publication on this day in 1935.
2. National Support Public Education Day—honoring the need to support out public schools which in the inner cities are clearly failing and across this land are under attack by the teachers’ unions leadership who blindly support Blues and fight reform, teacher accountability and charter schools which provide inner city children with their only real hope to escape lousy education tooth and nail.
3. 1958 Number One Song—celebrating the number one song in 1958 on a run of only one week in that position “Patricia” by Perez Prado. Here is a link to Perez Prado performing the song.
4. National Cheesecake Day—celebrating a great way to end a meal and remind yourself that a trip to the gym would be in order.
5. I’ll Be Back Next Year Also—celebrating the birthday on this day in 1947 of Arnold Schwarzenegger, of Terminator and governor of California fame.    
On this day in:
a. 1619 the first representative assembly in North America the House of Burgesses at Jamestown, Virginia convened for the first time. 
b. 1932 Disney’s animated cartoon Flowers and Trees premiered; it was the first cartoon to use Technicolor and won an Academy Award for best animation. 
c. 1956 President Eisenhower signed a joint resolution of Congress establishing as our national motto the phrase In God We Trust (could you even begin to fathom with the ACLU how difficult that would be today to accomplish?)
d. 1965 to the joy of millions of geezers and to be geezers Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Social Security Act of 1965 which established Medicare and Medicaid.  
e. 2003 the last “old style” Volkswagen rolled off the assembly line in Mexico.  
Reflections on Medicare after its 51 years in existence: “And in terms of entitlement reforms, we have to save them from themselves, because if we don't reform social security and we don't reform Medicare, they're going to actually implode. Ben Quayle son of former Vice President Dan Quayle and former Congressman from Arizona.    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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