Friday, September 30, 2016

September 30, 2016 Ridley's Believe It Or Not Recovery Day

Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For September 30, 2016 Only 40 waning but increasingly vitriolic days to go until the only polls that matter close for Trump to continue his pivot before we elect a new president; Trump and Clinton are both on the campaign trail trading sexist  barbs at each other (time to focus on the issues and record which Hillary will lose badly); the man shot in El Cajon was a criminal that the U.S. tried to deport twice but his home nation Uganda refused to take him back; in yet another example of how polarized this nation has become, Blues in Florida are outraged that voter registration drives are taking place at Chick-fil-A outlets; on the addiction front a new drug ABT-436 is showing promising results in helping alcoholics  to stop drinking by regulating vasopressin (affects stress and anxiety); in Arkansas a federal District Court Judge has blocked the state’s attempt to defund Planned Parenthood; the news out of Syria is pretty grim and  getting grimmer as casualty figures from Aleppo (the place that Gary Johnson had a complete mental loss moment on) soar; the AGs from four states have sued in federal court to block Obama from transferring domain registration from ICANN to an international body (why doesn’t Obama adhere to the basic rule that if it works don’t try to fix it?); on the sports front, Stanford plays Washington tonight in Seattle—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 Rosemary Clooney,  factoids of interest for this day in history, a relevant quote from Rob Lowe, while  looking forward to sipping a hot mulled cider, 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 Blasphemy Day—celebrated in the U.S. and Canada since 2009 to encourage the criticism of organized religion in ways that by such religions would be considered blasphemous; a safe bet would be that it is not observed in Muslim countries where blasphemy would likely result in execution.    
2. Recovery Day (Canada)—first observed in 2012 to celebrate the achievement of addicts and alcoholics who have achieved long term sobriety and are able to live normal and productive lives.   
3. 1954 Number One Song—celebrating the number one song in 1954 on a run of 6 weeks in that position “Hey There” by Rosemary Clooney. Here is a recording of Rosemary Clooney performing the song:
4. National Mulled Cider Day—celebrating a beverage to take the chill off as the days start to get colder and shorter. Here is a killer recipe:  
5. When Your Number Is Called, No Place To Hide—celebrating the birth on this day in 1947 of noted glam rocker and founder of the English band T.Rex who never learned to drive due to fears of a premature death only to die as a passenger a fortnight away from his 30th birthday after a night on the town.
On this day in:                                                                                   
a. 1882 Thomas Edison’s first hydroelectric plant located at Appleton, Wisconsin commenced operations.  
b. 1938 in a what would prove to be a no one will listen moment, the League of Nations passed a resolution banning the bombing of citizens on the same day Britain, France, Italy and Germany in an appeasement moment signed an agreement in Munich granting the Sudetenland to Germany.  
c. 1955 James Dean at the age of 24 was killed in an automobile accident enroute to a race in Salinas he was going to enter.      
d. 1968 Boeing rolled out its 747 which is still in service today.
e. 2005 the Danish weekly Jyllands Posten published 12 cartoons depicting the Prophet Muhammad and Islam in an unfavorable light prompting outrage in the Muslim world.          
Reflections on sobriety on Recovery Day (why this day is celebrated in Canada but not here where AA was founded is a complete mystery): “Sobriety was the greatest gift I ever gave myself. I don't put it on a platform. I don't campaign about it. It's just something that works for me. It enabled me to really connect with another human being - my wife, Sheryl - which I was never able to do before.” Rob Lowe, noted American actor 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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