Tuesday, August 16, 2016

August 16, 2016 Ridley's Believe It Or Not National True Love Forever Day

Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For August 16, 2016 Only 84 waning days to go for Trump to pivot before we elect a new president and 254 days since Hillary has held a formal press conference (where is the outrage of the press?); Trump delivered a fantastic speech on combating ISIS, wanting to involve NATO  and Russia in the fight (news that Russia was launching strikes from Iranian air bases against ISIS; growing demands the FBI release the transcripts and tapes of Hillary’ interview which State Department in a preserve job mode to elect Clinton appears to be stalling; after three nights of riot and aided by a curfew and a massive police presence Milwaukee was calm but disturbing video of the sister the dead shooting victim screaming at the crowd to stop the burning and take it to the presumably white suburbs; House has sent a perjury referral request to the DOJ against Hillary for alleged perjury in her testimony to Congress (Loretta Lynch after having violated all ethics in meeting with Bill on her plane has about as much chance of proceeding as one has a chance to win PowerBall; a suspect has been arrested in the broad daylight murder of an Inman and her associate in New York City (no mention of motive yet but one can only hope it was not a hate crime against Muslims although be watching for implications from the media that it was due to Trump’s rhetoric); wildfires in California (one of which in Northern California still raging north of San Francisco set by a arsonist who is in jail while Louisiana totally devastated by flooding.
    On the sports front, in a novel way to win Shaunae Miller from Jamaica dove across the finish line in the 400 meters to win a gold edging out the American runner who was competing the old fashioned way by staying on her feet (déjà vu of Pete Rose sliding head first to beat a throw).
    Going to www.lyingcrookedhillary.com is a great way to start your day along of course with www.alaskanpoet.blogspot.com
       As always, I hope  you enjoy today’s holidays and observances, a music link to the Bee Gees, factoids of interest, a relevant quote from an Will Hobbs, while looking forward to enjoying a large serving of bratwurst, 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 Airborne Forces Day—created by President Bush in 2011 to commemorate the contribution of U.S. airborne forces which first several years behind the Germans had parachutists first jump out of perfectly functioning planes on this day in 1940.  
2. National True Love Forever Day—another observance probably created by the gift card industry or the florist to generate revenue but the idea of honoring and nourishing a true is a great concept which if you are lucky enough to have one.         
3. 1975 Number One Song—celebrating the number one song in 1975 on a run of two weeks in that position “Jive Talkin’” by the Bee Gees. Here is a link to the Bee Gees performing “Jive Talkin’.” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XBw25CrUS-o    
4. National Bratwurst Day—celebrating another great sausage thanks to the culinary genius of the Germans which probably should be celebrated during Oktoberfest.     
     5. Age Is Only A State Of Mind—celebrating the birth of two great celebrities, one a Trojan born on this day in 1930 and the other in 1953—Frank Gifford and Kathie Lee Gifford. Frank is no longer with us but she fortunately is.         
On this day in:
a. 1841 in a we have violent protests in our history moment, President Tyler vetoed the bill creating the Second National Bank; Whigs riot outside the White House protest in one of the most violent protest on the grounds of the White House.    
b. 1858 President Buchanan initiated communications with the transatlantic cable by communicating with Queen Victoria.    
c. 1896 Skookum Jim Mason, George Carmack, and Charlie Dawson, discovered gold on a tributary to the Klondike River in the Yukon, setting off the Klondike Gold Rush.  
d. 1954 the first issue of Sports Illustrated was published; still growing strong in a declining age of print and its swim suit issue continues to break sales records.   
e. 1966 in a precursor to the move against ISIS the House Un-American Activities commenced hearing on Americans who were supporting the Viet Cong and NVA in the Vietnam War.    

Reflections on the connection to a gold rush and the internet: "The Internet is  like a gold-rush; the only people making money are those who sell the pans." Will Hobbs, noted American author 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 www.alaskanpoet.blogspot.com 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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