Wednesday, September 7, 2016

September 7, 2016 Ridley's Believe It Or Not Google Commemoration Day

Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For September 7, 2016 Only 63 waning days to go until the only polls that matter close for Trump to pivot before we elect a new president and in an era where politicians really need to be transparent 277 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 allowed a few reporters to finally travel with her yesterday and spoke with them while in the air); polls now suggesting that the perception of her dishonesty, private email server and destruction of government records and pay to play is finally taking root as her lead is going south big time; Trump has been hit with the same pay to play charge by making a $25,000 donation to Florida Attorney General investigating Trump University; both candidates to speak before the Commander In Chief Forum today; Obama has been caught again with the big lie--the cash delivered to Iran was not $400 million but rather $1.8 billion; while the Zika virus spreads like an uncontained wildfire the Blues in the Senate blocked again a Zika funding bill (when will Congress ever learn to compromise?); Goldman Sachs adopted a policy that prevents its partners from contributing to Trump’s campaign but allows contributions to Hillary (talk about a double standard); Assange of WikiLeaks indicated he would be soon releasing batches of emails that would have significant bearing on the election (can hardly wait); the USS Zumwalt, stealth destroyer costing around $4 billion is heading out to sea trials before  heading to its home port in San Diego; Russia is back to its bad habit of buzzing the U.S. military as one of its fighters came with 10 feet of a U.S. spy plane in the Black Sea; Mexico’s Secretary of the Treasury has resigned following the Trump visit.
        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 Coolio (not sure how much more of this gangsta “music” I can stand,  factoids of interest for this day in history, a relevant quote from Grandma Moses, while looking forward to enjoying your favorite brew,  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. Google Commemoration Day—hard to imagine how people survived in the pre Google age but it certainly makes one’s task of research much easier.                                         
2. National Grandma Moses Day—honoring the principle that one is never too old to learn a new skill as epitomized by Anna Mary Robertson Moses aka Grandma Moses who started painting at the age of 78 and her exhibitions always attracted huge crowds; before she died at the ripe young age of 101, she had created 1500 paintings.                  
3. 1995 Number One Song—celebrating the number one song in 1995 on a run of three weeks in that position “Gangsta’s Paradise” by Coolio. Here is a link to Coolio performing the song.
4. National Beer Lover’s Day—celebrating a beverage that has been around since humans first domesticated grains.
5. Life’s Not Easy If You Aren’t Doing Right Things—observing the birthday on this day of the “Godfather of Gangsta Rap” Eric Wright aka Easy-E who formed his own record company with profits from selling drugs and is best known for the hit album “Straight Outta Compton.” After siring 9 children from multiple partners he died at age 31 from AIDS.
On this day in:
a. 1812 the French under Napoleon “defeated” the Russians at the Battle of Borodino, the bloodiest battle of the Napoleonic Wars but failed to defeat the Russian which retreated drawing Napoleon into occupying Moscow and then being devastated in retreat during the Russian winter.               
b. 1896 Doctor Ludwig Rehm in Frankfurt, Germany performed the first successful heart surgery by repairing a stab wound to a patient’s left ventricle70 Louisa Ann Swain became the first women to legally cast a vote by voting before the polls opened in Laramie, Wyoming.
c. 1916 the federal employees became covered for Workers’ Compensation due to the Federal Employees Liability Act.   
d. 1921 the first Miss America Pageant was held in Atlantic City, New Jersey.  The winner was Margaret Gorman (photo below) who might be rolling in her grave that Miss Missouri Erin O’Flaherty, the first openly lesbian, is competing this year.
e. 2008 as the financial meltdown in the U.S. continued to worsen, the federal government seized Fannie Mae and Freddie Mae
Reflections on life from Grandma Moses: “I look back on my life like a good day’s work. It was done and I am satisfied with it.” Hope all of us when we leave this earth can make that statement. 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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