Friday, September 2, 2016

September 2, 2016 Ridley's Believe It Or Not Victory Over Japan Day

Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For September 1, 2016 Only 67 waning days to go for Trump to pivot before we elect a new president and in an era where politicians really need to be transparent 269 days since hiding Hillary has held a formal press conference (where is the outrage of the press as she refuses to answer any questions from the press; what is this candidate trying to hide other than the obvious pay to play corruption of the Clinton Foundation and Bill’s outrageous speaking fees?); Hillary is doing a “Where’s Waldo” on the campaign while Trump is going into the lion’s den again into a church and black neighborhoods in Detroit; in yet another example of blurring where the State Department ends and the Clinton Foundation begins another email drip showing Abedin being asked to obtain diplomatic passports for Clinton Foundation executives; in yet another example of why our tort justice system is completely dysfunctional Subway pitchman Fogle who is now serving 15 years for child pornography charges is suing the parents of one of the victims; hurricane Hermonine is soaking Florida and thank God to divert ourselves from the rhetoric of the campaign and the stench of corruption emanating for Hillary, college football has started with Stanford ranked number 7 and led by the man who should have won the Heisman Christian McCaffrey meeting Kansas State tonight—go Cardinal!!!
        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 Jon Bon Jovi,  factoids of interest for this day in history, a relevant quote from Douglas MacArthur, while looking forward to enjoying a blueberry popsicle or two,  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. Victory Over Japan Day—celebrating the signing by Japan of its surrender documents on the USS Missouri which brought an end to World War II.
2. Calendar Adjustment Day—celebrating the day in 1752 when Great Britain and the American Colonies converted from the Julian Calendar to the Gregorian Calendar and lost 12 days.               
3. 1990 Number One Song—celebrating the number one song in 1990 on a run of one week in that position “Blaze Of Glory” by Jon Bon Jovi. Here is a link to Jon Bon Jovi performing the song.
4. National Blueberry Popsicle Gyro Day—celebrating another great way to beat the heat in the waning days of summer. 
5. Sometimes The Challenger Loses—celebrating the birth on this day in 1948 of Christa McAuliffe, an American school teacher, who along with her fellow crewmembers was killed in 1986 when the Shuttle Challenger exploded shortly after takeoff.
On this day in:
a. 1855 in Rock Springs, Wyoming 150 white miners who were trying to unionize vented their frustrations on Chinese miners who were not and killed 28 and forced hundreds out of the town.              
b. 1901 Vice President Teddy Roosevelt at the Minnesota State Fair issued the advice that President Obama has reversed to our detriment during his term in office, “Speak softly but carry a big stick.”
c. 1963 CBS News became the first evening news program to expand to 30 minutes. 
d. 1987 Mathias Rust, an 18 year old peace activist in a Cessna airplane penetrated Soviet air defenses and landed in Red Square on May 28, 1987 without being shot down (unlike KAL Flight 007 which veered into Soviet airspace on 9/1/1983 and was) went to trial for hooliganism. Sentenced to 4 years he was released as a gesture of goodwill to the West and released following the execution by the U.S. and the Soviet Union of a treaty banning intermediate range ballistic missiles in 1988.
e. 1998 in a “Never Again!” moment the UN International Criminal  Tribunal for Rwanda found former mayor of Taba Jean-Paul Akayesu guilty of nine counts of genocide and sentenced him to life in prison (the case is noteworthy of mentioning as it represented the first case of an African nation extraditing a person for trial in the Rwanda genocide).
Reflections on V-J Day and the end of World War II: “It is my earnest hope, and indeed the hope of all mankind, that from this solemn occasion a better world shall emerge out of the blood and carnage of the past -- a world founded upon faith and understanding, a world dedicated to the dignity of man and the fulfillment of his most cherished wish for freedom, tolerance, and justice. General Douglas MacArthur on the deck of the USS Missouri on the signing by the Japanese of surrender documents. Great ideals which have still not been attained by mankind and at times seem more elusive than ever. 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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