Sunday, September 11, 2016

September 11, 2016 Ridley's Believe It Or Not Patriot Day

Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For September 11, 2016 In tribute to the NYFD for their heroism and ultimate sacrifice on 9/11 Only 59 waning days to go until the only polls that matter close for Trump to continue his pivot before we elect a new president; on the of 9/11 both candidates suspended campaign activities which is a good thing and attended 9/11 memorial services with Clinton having to leave early complaining of heat problems with video indicating near collapse (episode adds fuel to the fire that she needs to release her medical records) ; Hillary has apologized for her shrill condemnation that one half of Trump supporters belong in a “basket of deplorables” for being “racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, Islamaphobic you name it” (being fearful of radical Islam does not make one Islamophobic any more that demanding we deport felons and have a secure border to prevent their reentry does not make one xenophobic any more than being married to a sexual predator makes Hillary sexist); if you want to read a great op ed on Hillary’s failure as a Secretary of State with respect her near criminal failure with respect to Libya and Benghazi go to
          As Trump is trying to become more presidential, going to is a great way to start your day along of course with 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 Enrique Iglesias,  factoids of interest for this day in history, a relevant quote from Senator Lamar Alexander, while  looking forward to enjoying a few hot cross buns,
 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. Patriot Day—an observance to honor and commemorate the almost three thousand innocents who lost their lives on September 11, 2001 four commercial airliners were hijacked and flown into the World Trade Center and the Pentagon with the 4th plane crashing into a field in Pennsylvania when the passengers stormed the cockpit as it was heading to fly into the White House.                                                                     
2. 9-1-1 Emergency Number Day—proclaimed by Ronald Reagan in 1968 to commemorate the establishment by the FCC and AT&T of a national emergency number to use in the case of emergencies and first used in Haleyville, Alabama on February 18, 1968.               
3. 1999 Number One Song—celebrating the number one song in 1999 on a run of two weeks in that position “Bailamos” by Enrique Iglesias. Here is a link to Enrique Iglesias performing the song.
4. National Hot Cross Bun Day—celebrating a tasty pastry spiced with raisins or currants and topped with a cross made of icing. Here is a killer recipe for those lacking basic baking skills:
5. 9/11 Was Close And Personal—celebrating the birth on this day in 1940 of Ted Olson, former solicitor general of the United States who successfully argued against a recount of Florida’s voting in the case of Bush v Gore but had his birthday devastated by the loss of his wife Barbara who was a passenger on Flight 77 that crashed into the Pentagon.
On this day in:
a. 1813 British troops arrived at Mount Vernon and prepared to attack and burn Washington, D.C.               
b. 1941 ground was broken for construction of the Pentagon.
c. 1950 in a decision he would regret and cost the lives of thousands of American military personnel, President Truman authorized military action north of the 38th Parallel, ignoring Chinese warnings that they would intervene if the U.S. invaded North Korea.    
d. 1972 to the relief on commuters in the Bay Area, the Bay Area Rapid Transit Authority commenced operations and now has grown to over 400,000 riders daily during the work week.                                                                      
e. 1982 international peace keeping forces protecting Palestinian refugees following Israel’s invasion of Lebanon withdrew prompting the Phalange militia, a right wing Christian militia allied with Israel, to enter the Sabra and Shatila refugee camps and slaughter over 3000 Palestinian refugees.  
Reflections on 9/11 to mourn for the dead and injured and the diviseness that now infects this land on both sides of the aisle. “September 11 is one of our worst days but it brought out the best in us. It united us as a country and showed our charitable instincts and reminded us of what stood for and stand for” Senator Lamar Alexander 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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