Tuesday, September 27, 2016

September 27, 2016 Ridley's Believe It Or Not World Tourism Day

Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For September 27, 2016 Only 43 waning days to go until the only polls that matter close for Trump to continue his pivot before we elect a new president; far from being a boring night the debate produced a lot of fiery exchanges with Trump on the defense and missing the opportunity to label the true disgrace on her server not that her aides took the fifth but her destruction of evidence, her lying about emails to the American people, Congress and the FBI and her husband’s private meeting with Lynch on her plane to talk about “grandchildren”; both candidates are on the campaign trail; the California Democratic Party is under investigation for taking money in from oil companies which is legal and then funneling it to Jerry Brown’s reelection campaign (detect a little hypocrisy here?); in a sign of growing backlash over the flood of refugees almost all Muslims into Germany, a mosque was bombed in Germany; on the PC idiocy gripping college campuses Clemson University has banned memes referencing the gentle gorilla Harambe who was shot and killed in the Cincinnati zoo because they would promote racism and rape (and parents paying over $30,000 in tuition put up with this nonsense); on the sports front Dodgers clinched their division.
          As Trump is trying to become 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 Tony Bennett,  factoids of interest for this day in history, a relevant quote from Tahir Shah, while  looking forward to enjoying a generous serving of corned beef hash, 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 Voter Registration Daycreated to urge all citizens who have not registered to vote to register to vote; democracy only works if large percentages of its citizens vote and vote intelligently with an understanding of the issues and the candidates’ positions.   
2. World Tourism Day—created in 1980 to promote awareness of the contribution of tourism to our economies and how it affects social, cultural and political values worldwide.   
3. 1951 Number One Song—celebrating the number one song in 1951 on a long run of 8 weeks in that position “Because of You” by Tony Bennett. Here is a recording of Tony Bennett performing the song:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i-4zvArJDGg
4. National Corned Beef Hash Day—celebrating this great breakfast meal and perfect way to get rid of leftovers from a previous dinner.
5. The Great Illusioncelebrating the birth on this day in 1885 of Harry Boughton, noted and famed magician for such illusions as sawing a woman in half, the disappearing birdcage and the floating light bulb, and better known as Harry Blackstone and the father of Harry Blackstone, Jr. also a noted magician in his own right and honorary member of the Orange County Nights of the Roundtable.
On this day in:                                                                                   
a. 1777 in a great question for Jeopardy Lancaster, PA became the nation’s capital for one day as the Continental Congress vacated Philadelphia to escape being captured by the invading British troops.   
b. 1822 Jean-Francois Champollion announced that he had deciphered the Rosetta Stone.  
c. 1930 Bobby Jones completed Golf’s Grand Slam by winning the U.S. Open, the British Open, the U.S. Amateur and the British Amateur.      
d. 1979 Congress approved the Department of Education as the 13th Cabinet.
e. 1983 Richard Stallman announced the GNU project, a Unix-like operating system that differs from UNIX in that it is free software.          
Reflections on the tourists: “As I see the world, there's one element that's even more corrosive than missionaries: tourists. It's not that I feel above them in any way, but that the very places they patronize are destroyed by their affection.” Tahir Shah House of the Tiger King: The  Quest for a Lost City 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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