Sunday, September 25, 2016

September 25, 2016 Ridley's Believe It Or Not National Gold Star Mothers Day

Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For September 25, 2016 Only 45 waning days to go until the only polls that matter close for Trump to continue his pivot before we elect a new president and only 1 day until the first debate; on the blue on black front, the Charlotte police department has relented and released their dash cam videos which although one hears the commands yelling at Scott to drop the gun, the video is inconclusive (the gun that was at the scene according to police must have fingerprints and the FBI hopefully could trace where it was purchased which information to forestall any further riots should be released); the shooter in Burlington, Washington who killed 5 people was a Turkish immigrant supposedly having legal status (so much for vetting once again); mass shootings in Baltimore (probably gang related) and on the Urbana campus of the University of Illinois; Mexico is being inundated with a flood of illegal aliens on its southern border who unfortunately hell bent to journey up north and cross or open border; in another chilling reminder of why we need to close our southern border which is being swamped with drugs and cartel members in addition to illegal aliens, seven people died from overdoses of heroin in the Cleveland area which is on pace to have 500 overdose deaths this year; on the sports front at the Rose Bowl in a true nail bitter, Stanford beat UCLA for the ninth time in a row b 23-13 by scoring two touchdowns in the last 28 seconds and will face 9th ranked Washington in Seattle in a crucial game with both teams undefeated—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 Vic Damone,  factoids of interest for this day in history, a relevant quote from Barbara Walters, while  looking forward to enjoying a generous serving of lobser, 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. International Ataxia Awareness Daycelebrated to promote awareness of and raise research dollars for ataxia a disease ot the nervous system that destroys balance and coordination.   
2. National Gold Star Mothers Day—celebrated on the last Sunday in September to honor the sacrifice and pain suffered by those mothers who have lost a son or daughter while serving in the United States Armed Forces.    
3. 1949 Number One Song—celebrating the number one song in 1949 on a run of 4 weeks in that position “Your Breaking My Heart” by Vic Damone. Here is a recording of Vic Damone performing  the song:
4. National Lobster Day—celebrating this highly evolved omnivore’s favorite dish which is best found at the Cove Seafood II in Little Saigon.
5. You Don’t Need Hindsight To Create 20/20celebrating the birth on this day in 1929 of noted television journalist and anchor Barbara Walters, noted for The View, 20/20 and The Today, being named the first woman co-anchor of a nationally syndicated news program and her unique interviewing style and the number of famous leaders and personalities that she has interviewed.    
On this day in:                                                                                   
a. 1789 the Congress passed 12 Amendments to the U.S. Constitution, the first ten of which became known as the Bill of Rights and were soon ratified by the states, the Congressional Apportionment Amendment which was never ratified and the Congressional Compensation Amendment which was finally ratified in 1992 over two hundred years later as the 27th Amendment.
b. 1942 in a move which condemned thousands of Jews to ultimate death during the Holocaust the Swiss ruled that persons fleeing countries in Europe based on their race were not political refugees and therefore were to be denied entry.  
c. 1956 TAT-1, the first submarine transatlantic telephone system commenced operations bringing the two continents closer at least from a communications standpoint.      
d. 1974 the first ulnar ligament replacement surgery was performed on Dodge pitcher Tommy John, who after a two year rehab process was  able to pitch for another 13 years.
e. 1992 NASA launched the Mars Observer probe built at a cost of over $500 million; sadly that money went for naught as the probe failed 11 months later only three days before it was to be inserted into Martian orbit.        
Reflections on success from one of the masters of it :”[Success] can make you a prima donna, or it can smooth the edges, take away the insecurities, let the nice things come out.” Barbara Walters 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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