Monday, September 5, 2016

September 5, 2016 Ridley's Believe It Or Not Labor Day

Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For September 5, 2016 Only 64 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 275 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 although in a condescending way she will allow some reporters to final travel with her as she leaves the fund raising trough of her wealthy Hollywood and Wall Street friends to return to campaigning among staff predictions of a landslide); some questions are beginning to surface as to whether the 39 times use of I don’t recall by Hillary to her FBI interview represented more than just a way to avoid perjury, i.e. has her concussion left her with some nagging mental issues?; heavy campaigning in swing states by both candidates; Russia and the U.S. at the G-20 Summit, in which Obama was snubbed by the Chinese with no red carpet and no ramp to exit from Air Force One, failed to reach any agreement with respect to Assad and fighting ISIS; on the sports front Kaepernick’s idiotic refusal to stand for the National Anthem to impress his new lover was defended by Obama (49ers should release this jerk whose athletic skills have faded); on the athletic front, college football was back this weekend to divert us from the nasty political theater and give us something worthy of arguing about—the football rankings; although it would take a foolish man to argue with Alabama’s ranking after watching it slaughter USC; on the animal front pandas were removed from the endangered species list but gorillas are suffering declines; the University of Missouri, the icon of journalistic “integrity,” has been sued by the Beagle Freedom Project for $82,000 in fees charged it to obtain records on a failed cornea research project that resulted in six beagles being euthanized; in Chicago aka the new Wild West nine people were killed on murdered on Sunday and another four today with the day not half over; as a sign the Germans are fed up with the open door policy of admitting refugees, Merkel’s party finished in third place in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania state elections (maybe Obama and Clinton ought to read the tea leaves on this as they push for tens of thousands of unvetted Syrian refugees almost all of whom are Muslims and potentially ripe for radicalization as opposed to the Christians that are subject to ISIS genocide.
        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, music links to Mariah Carey and Slim Whitman,  factoids of interest for this day in history, a relevant quote from Lewis Black, while looking forward to enjoying some slices of cheese pizza,  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 Day Of Charity—created by the General Assembly of the UN  in 2012 to honor charitable work of churches and philanthropic organizations around the world.        2.   Labor Day—honoring the contributions of the American worker to our prosperity since Congress declared it to be a national holiday in 1894; the day also used to mark the beginning of the presidential campaign season which tradition this year has been totally ignored.                 
3. 1993 Number One Song—celebrating the number one song in 1993 on a long run of eight weeks in that position “Dreamlover” by Mariah Carey. Here is a link to Mariah Carey performing the song.
4. National Cheese Pizza Day—celebrating one of the world’s oldest dishes and now topped with all sorts of your favorites in addition to cheese.
5. Flying Through Life Too Fast—celebrating the birth on this day in 1946 of rock legend Farrokh Blusara better known to his fans as Freddie Mercury, the lead vocalist of the band Queen; he sped through life way too fast and died from AIDS at the early age of 41.
On this day in:
a. 1698 in an effort to Westernize his nobility, Tsar Peter the Great imposed a tax on all beards except those worn by the clergy and peasants.              
b. 1882 the first Labor Day Parade in the United States was held in New York City.
c. 1906 the first legal forward pass was thrown by Brad Robinson to his teammate Jack Schneider in St. Louis University’s 22-0 win over Carroll College.   
d. 1969 in a sad day for the U.S. Army, after a 13 month cover-up by the U.S. Army,  Lieutenant William Calley was finally charged with murder involving the death of 109 South Vietnamese civilians, mostly women and children, at My Lai on March 16, 1968; he was tried, convicted and sentenced to life in prison which President Nixon changed to house arrest and  later pardoned him after he had served only three years for what has to be one of the worst criminal acts by an officer of the U.S. Army in its history. 

e. 1972 at the Munich Olympics a Palestinian terrorist group “Black September” broke into the rooms of 11 Israeli athletes, killing two and taking the other nine hostage who were killed the next day in a botched hostage rescue attempt. Sad, sad day for the international peace and tolerance that the Olympics are supposed to represent.
In an if it were only true as opposed to a dream: “I believe that summer is our time, a time for the people, and that no politician should be allowed to speak to us during the summer. They can start talking again after Labor Day.Lewis Black, noted American comedian. After listening to Hillary screech in her campaign speeches I feel that my brain will explode just like one of the Martians in  Mars Attacks having her brains explode after being exposed to Slim Whitman’s singing “Indian Love Call.”
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