Tuesday, October 11, 2016

October 11 Ridley's Believe It Or Not National Coming Out Day

Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For October 11, 2016 Only 29 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 and if he has any chance of winning closes down his Twitter account for the duration; Trump came out swinging and Clinton came off as overconfident and was beaten decisively but as Ryan and other establishment Republicans are fleeing Trump, it may be to no avail; on the ISIS front it looks like the combined blows of the Turks, Kurds, and Iraqis are shrinking the size of ISIS territory in Iraq and Syria to the size of West Virginia and before the end of the year Mosul will be under attack; Iranian backed Houthi rebels fired two missiles at a U.S. Navy destroyer of the coast of Yemen but failed to hit it; North and South Carolina have over a million people without power in the aftermath of Hurricane Mathew and are experiencing massive flooding; in a you have to be kidding moment the first winner of the Hugo Chavez Peace Prize is none other than Vladimir Putin.
         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 and if you want some music in your life with a little satire-- https://safeshare.tv/x/kXjbXGyQDsE
         As always, I hope  you enjoy today’s holidays and observances, a music link to the Jimmy Gilmer and the Fireballs,  factoids of interest for this day in history, a relevant quote from Connor Franta,  while  looking forward to enjoying some sausage pizza (killer recipe below), 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 Coming Out Day—celebrated by the LGBT Community since 1988 to urge LGBT to come out of the closet and admit to friends and family that they are LGBT and openly live that life style.      
2. Day Of The Girl—a UN celebration calling attention to the needs to provide equal access to education and jobs and end discrimination of girls.        
3. 1963 Number One Song—celebrating the number one song in 1963 on a run of 5 weeks in that position “Sugar Shack” by the Jimmy Gilmer and the Fireballs. Here is a recording of the Jerry Gilmer and the Fireballs performing the song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iHzjfGF6MiU.
4. National Sausage Pizza Day—celebrating one of the more popular pizzas even if you do not add anchovies and garlic clove; here is a killer recipe for sausage pizza http://www.thenibble.com/reviews/main/pastas/fall-pizza-recipes5.asp#andouille   
5. Pass the Ketchup Please—celebrating the birth on this day in 1844 of H.J. Heinz, the founder of H.J. Heinz Company and who started his career in the food business by as a child selling vegetables and bottled horseradish as a child on the streets of Pittsburgh.   The company merged with Kraft Foods in 1915.
On this day in:                                                                                   
a. 1138 in what is believed to be the third deadliest earthquake on record, Aleppo, Syria was hit with a massive earthquake killing over 200,000 people (in the 12 Century the land was ravaged by the Crusades and today ravaged by a civil war—the more things change the more they stay the same.    
b. 1811 John Stevens’ boat Juliana became the first steamboat to provide ferry service between New York City and Hoboken, New Jersey.  
c. 1968 Apollo 7 was launched in a final test of its systems before launching its first mission two months later to orbit the moon ten times then return to earth; the flight was noted for the first live television broadcast and some testy moments between ground control and Apollo 7.        
d. 1975 Saturday Night Live made its debut on NBC. 
e. 1987 to call attention to the growing deadly epidemic of AIDS, the AIDS Memorial Quilt was first display on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. during the 2nd National March on Washington for Gay and Lesbian Rights.              
Reflections on National Coming Out Day:” Race, gender, religion, sexuality -- we are all people, and that's it. We're all people. We're all equal.” -- Connor Franta, noted UTuber, writer and entrepreneur who has come out.  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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