Tuesday, August 23, 2016

August 23, 2016 Ridley's Believe It Or Not Hug Your Sweetheart Day

Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For August 23, 2016 Only 77 waning days to go for Trump to pivot before we elect a new president and 260 days since Hillary has held a formal press conference (where is the outrage of the press as she yucks up the spreading email controversy on the Fallon late night show between fund raising in L.A.); in the photo op department, after being ridiculed for playing golf while thousands of homes were damaged by flooding with 13 people killed, Obama finally left today for Louisiana without his golf clubs; the email pay to play scandal for Hillary and her Foundation as 15,000 new emails recovered by the FBI keeps getting worse as Trump demands a special prosecutor as clearly Lynch has shed her ethics at the private jet door after meeting with Bill Clinton for a half hour before Hillary’s interview with the FBI (which incredibly was not recorded or with a court reporter present) to discuss issues regarding grandchildren; phone logs show 148 phone calls between the Foundation’s COO and Hillary’s top aide Cheryl Mills (State in a typical Clintonesque argument of what is is states although Hillary signed an agreement with the White House to have no contacts with the Foundation, the agreement was not binding on her top aides); is Huma Abedin a fifth columnist for radical Islam given her writings at a radical Islamist journal for 12 years and can she be remotely trusted with sensitive information if Hillary is in the White House?; in a close the barn door after the cows have escaped moment and probably in response to Trump’s demand that the Foundation be shut down, the Clinton campaign announced the Foundation will no longer accept foreign and corporate donations if she is elected (what about speaking fees for Bill and what about the Clinton Global Imitative?); another chilling reminder of Obama’s failed radical Islam strategy due to an Islamist attack on two innocents in Virginia by Wasil Farooqui yelling “Allahu Akbar while he tried to behead the male victim in his failed attack; watch for more political ads from gun advocates like the NRA as Hillary’s immediate legislation will include bills to make gun manufacturers liable for mass shootings; more chilling news as Iraqi police arrested another 12 year old ISIS Cub wanna-be suicide bomber before he could detonate his suicide vest; and more cases of Zika reported in the Tampa area outside of the ground zero area in Miami—we are running out of time here while the Blues in the Senate blocked a House funding bill and Miami schools are distributing insect repellent to students returning to school.
        On the sports front, Ryan Lochte who is shedding sponsors faster than dandruff flakes has been falsely accused by leftist blogger Cynthia Dill as being a bro of Trump which explains his drunken behavior and lying (ironic but typical leftist dribble since Trump is a teetotaler).
        As Trump is becoming more presidential, going to www.lyingcrookedhillary.com is a great way to start your day along of course with www.alaskanpoet.blogspot.com and reading Clinton Cash would be a great read to understand the quid pro quo mentality of the Clintons.
       As always, I hope  you enjoy today’s holidays and observances, a music link to Olivia Newton-John, factoids of interest, a relevant quote from Gary Patton, while looking forward to enjoying a slice of sponge cake,  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. European Day of Remembrance for Victims of Stalinism and Nazism—created by the European Parliament in 2008 to honor the millions who died under the regimes of Stalin and Hitler and observed on this date as it coincides with the signing of the Molotov Ribbentrop Nonaggression Treaty on this day in 1939 which enabled Hitler to invade Poland which was conquered and then divided up between the Soviets and the Germans and gave to the Soviets the Baltic Republics which Putin wants back and chunks of Romania and led to the most costly war in terms of lives, both civilian and military, and property damage the world has ever seen.  Putin’s Russia does not observe the day but does observe Kursk Day in honor of the Battle of Kursk which broke the Wehrmacht’s back.   
2. Hug Your Sweetheart Day—everyone can use a hug both hugger and huggee; like many observances uncovered by the Alaskanpoet this is one that should be observed more on a daily basis than yearly.            
3. 1980 Number One Song—celebrating the number one song in 1980 on a run of four weeks in that position “Magic” by Olivia Newton-John. Here is a link to Olivia Newton-John performing “Magic.” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DnkHf069fvA   
4. National Sponge Cake Day—celebrating another great cake especially when topped with strawberries and whipped cream.     
5. When On River Styx Even A Phoenix Will Not Rise Again--celebrating the birth on this day in 1970 of River Phoenix, a very promising young Academy Award Nominee actor who had already appear in numerous films but sadly picked up the drug script to play the real role of a drug user and died at the age of 23 of a drug overdose.            
On this day in:
a. 1784 western North Carolina, now eastern Tennessee, declared itself to be independent with a name of Franklin, but it is not accepted into the United States and ceased to exist in four years and was reacquired by North Carolina.         
b. 1904 to the joy of motorists travelling in snow and ice covered roads, the tire chain was invented.        
c. 1914 Japan declared war on Germany and bombs the German colony of Tsingtao but fortunately does not hit the Tsingtao Brewery located there.
d. 1990 West Germany and East Germany announced that the two countries would reunite.
e. 1996 Osama bin Laden, in an act which this nation should do against ISIS, declared war against the United States for its occupation of the two Muslim holy places.   
Reflections on radical Islam which is thriving despite the droning of its leaders: “Whether most Muslims are peaceable is irrelevant. The fact is that fanatics rule Islam now & act-out what the Qur'an truly says ...maul, march, & murder every Infidel if they won't convert!” Gary Patton, retired major general of the U.S. Army.  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.
© August 23, 2016, Michael P. Ridley aka the Alaskanpoet
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